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Premium Member ONE HEART
When the seas around us are choppy
when the times ahead are tough… 
If I can make one heart a little brighter
then I have done enough.

Because if I make one person smile
If I brighten one person’s day
There’s a good chance they...Read More
Categories: take, happiness,
Form: Verse


I often wander what God must think, that of our world so corrupt and on the brink. I'm ashamed of our government or lack there of,  where once there was compassion,  there's no more brotherly love. 
How...Read More
Categories: take, society,
Form: Rhyme
All shopping around
Don’t bring me down
With all this shopping around
Piling things up high
Making others wait   being a hoarder guy

So very smooth you are
With hand sanitizer by the box so far
Some may never need again to buy
Toilet paper stacked to the...Read More
Categories: take, science fiction,
Form: Ballad
Heart shattered 
The dying beats spilling my love on the floor 
I give you the power 
Over and over 
Where is my defect?
The one that makes my mistakes 
Sound like broken records 
Numbness has taken over
The familiar pain
I can...Read More
Categories: take, anger, betrayal, dark, pain, sorrow,
Form: Free verse
The house of four doors
Determined I continue on life’s stony pathways
As I come to the house with its rooms and hallways
Through the first door I go and rest is granted in gentle sleep
Away from my journey repairing my wounds now bound complete

Not stopping I...Read More
Categories: take, life,
Form: Ballad

The virus
It is time to look within yourself
To see what is inside as your wealth
Remember what it took to get you here
All the lessons learnt and the heartaches felt so clear

You can hurt people with a remark
When people take the words...Read More
Categories: take, humanity,
Form: Ballad
Careful and Steady
Sitting alone on a knife edge
Looking each way and it’s a fall
Slow and steady goes it 
Each step you take is a danger

So you carefully place each foot
Each step doesn’t help with the next one
Sometimes the pleading for a rest
Knowing...Read More
Categories: take, life,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member If I Were a Minion
If I were a minion I would wait for my orders.
At home and at work.
I would ask for a list.
I would follow it to the letter.

I would not be creative. 
I would not be innovative.
I would never take any initiative.
I...Read More
Categories: take, 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade, humor,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Let The Sun Shine
They starve, 
as we look at one another short of breath,
walking proudly in our winter coats,
wearing smells from laboratories,
facing dying nations,
of moving paper fantasies,
listening for the new told lies,
with extreme feelings of lonely tunes.
Somewhere inside there is a rush of
greatness....Read More
Categories: take, future, hope,
Form: Free verse
Love Connection
Don't ever take me from this place
I'm too close to want a change and I don't want to miss the purpose

Being close to skin has got me feeling so thin but yet so full
I want to find us going in...Read More
Categories: take, love,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Desperados
Fantastic but totally true,
my story I tell now to you.
This morning a criminal crew
came crashing in out of the blue!
Great fear for my life did ensue.
With cash and gold bricks in plain view,
my rings, and a tv—brand new—
I pled, “Take...Read More
Categories: take, humor,
Form: Monorhyme
Premium Member BROKEN HEART
B being in pain, the kind that never ends.
R remembering every moment of every good day.
O only you are suffering the effects of goodbye.
K kindness is no longer part of your vocabulary.
E everyday feels like an eternity, over and over...Read More
Categories: take, break up, heartbreak, lost love, pain,
Form: Acrostic
If I May

If I may and if I might help you close your eyes tonight 
I will sing you songs of peace help you count the stars of night 
I will rock you like a lullaby and take you to my garden...Read More
Categories: take, surreal,
Form: Rhyme
Cheese Sammiches
The only thing weirder than my mom, is the way she says her “r’s.” Growing up, every time she’d ask if I wanted a grilled cheese, I thought she said “girl cheese.” Wanting to retain some sense of developing masculinity,...Read More
Categories: take, food, funny,
Form: Free verse
To take the prize
As their own
Making themselves worthy

Anything less
Dirt to public eye

Being on the rise
All the way up
Never give way to lose

But how high
How long
To stay wealthly acceptable

Wondering myself
Why go through 
These unnnecessary troubles and superficial beliefs

More to take away
What...Read More
Categories: take, character, culture, environment, future, life, psychological, society,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member What Matters Most
What Matters Most

What matters most is obvious to me.
It’s hearth and home, kin and family.
Life is an hourglass and the sands
of your time keeping drifing down -
drifting, drifting, drifting
downward as you race
to get in all
the things you
want to
take time
to breathe...Read More
Categories: take, thanks,
Form: Etheree
Premium Member Day into night

Night comes upon me, as daylight slips away
I try to distance myself, from things I heard today
Heartbreaking stories that linger stagnant in my mind
Do take some effort to re-gain the moment, and not fall behind
Time still moves forward, day after...Read More
Categories: take, appreciation, beauty, spring, time,
Form: Rhyme
I'm Sorry
For many years I have realized that our hearts are very deceptive and unreliable.  I cannot imagine how many times my heart has let me down and exposed the dark and negative aspects of it. Please permit me share...Read More
Categories: take, anger, christian, god, rude, sorry,
Form: Narrative
Were they mad crazed drunk or on drugs
As they desecrated a place most holy Ooh
Were they conceited or just plain diabolic
As they committed an abominable act Ooh

The Holy of Holies why they did not respect
Were it that a Holy one...Read More
Categories: take, deep, emotions, inspiration, meaningful, symbolism,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member VIRUS


I am silent I am deadly
AND I'm here to take you down
Your statue doesn't matter
I'll be the worst thing you ever found
Keep your Distance, stay indoors
Don't...Read More
Categories: take, anxiety, appreciation, change, confusion, death, endurance,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Storm Front
Storm Front

My voice is quiet. 
I have little to say. 
I am listening instead…

I can hear birds. 
Not a couple, but many.
They are all around. 
They are happy.
They are busy.

The wind…
rustling through, the trees.
I can feel, 
the heartbeat…
of my home....Read More
Categories: take, abortion, abuse, allah, anti bullying, atheist, depression,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Storm-bearers
Being a frontline health careworker
has us all consumed with fear
A nursing home filled with the elderly could 
become a catastrophic atmosphere

If the Coronavirus enters their home
it would be almost impossible to curtail
Most have underlying health conditions
and are very  fragile...Read More
Categories: take, caregiving,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Body of Light
So take my breath and devour my mind
This golden orb sails on drifting horizons designed
In its velvet cloth of endless sky it bleeds atmosphere
In whispered blues and grays on orange ceilings so austere

Rise Oh Sun!  Your muted passage holds...Read More
Categories: take, appreciation, beauty, birth, dream, feelings, introspection, places,
Form: Rhyme
I Think I Just Ate a Whole Cake
My goodness, did I just eat that whole cake?
Perhaps I am dreaming-pinch
Nope, I’m awake
Pepperidge Farm you are so wrong 
I didn’t realize my will power wasn’t that strong
Chocolate Fudge 3-layer deliciousness
Coating my taste buds with sweet flavors, so great
You just...Read More
Categories: take, food, humor, silly, stress, women,
Form: Rhyme
Every Day Is Sunday
Once was a vibrant community but that was yesterday...
Then the Coronavirus came along and took it all away.
Our freedom we took for granted, nor did we live in fear.
But now we are paying the price with everything we hold dear.

Generations...Read More
Categories: take, change, death, environment, health, home, journey, loneliness,
Form: Rhyme