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Washing Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormFormCategories  
Premium Member Poem Pouring Heidi Sands Haiku Haiku washing, rain,
Passover at Sunset, Friday Panagiota Romios Free verse Free verse washing, holiday, jewish,
Premium Member Poem WASHING MACHINES Muhammad Safa Thajudeen Blank verse Blank verse washing, change, clothes, conflict, culture,
Walking the Beach Maurice Rigoler Light Verse Light Verse washing, age, loneliness,
But now Jaro Tomko Free verse Free verse washing, change, growth, life,
off the deep end Jeff Connelly I do not know? I do not know? washing, muse,
What if God was Too Busy for You Panagiota Romios Rhyme Rhyme washing, africa, blessing, god, good
Premium Member Poem My Go-To Color is Neon Orange Caren Krutsinger Free verse Free verse washing, 10th grade, 11th grade,
Transformation JG Collins Prose Poetry Prose Poetry washing, art,
WORTHY WORK Beata Agustin Alliteration Alliteration washing, character, christian, devotion, faith,
Water Joel Lee Rhyme Rhyme washing, life,
Favourite Poem Jo Daniel Rhyme Rhyme washing, fun, write,
MARRED YET REPAIRED Beata Agustin Cinqku Cinqku washing, appreciation, blessing, christian, faith,
Footprints in sand William Kofoed Free verse Free verse washing, poetry,
My blood runs in you Stewart Annie Everestus Free verse Free verse washing, africa, beautiful, strength,
Ghosting Panagiota Romios Rhyme Rhyme washing, internet,
Premium Member Poem Chatting with fireflies Anthony Slausin Free verse Free verse washing, appreciation,
The Sugar Poet Panagiota Romios Rhyme Rhyme washing, inspiration, poetry, poets,
Strange Anthony Morgan ABC ABC washing, girl, heart, how i
Intermission Break: The Flow Lady Labyrinth Free verse Free verse washing, freedom, home, love,
Old McDonald's Farm Mike Hauser Rhyme Rhyme washing, animal, house, humor,
scientifically sexual Jeff Connelly I do not know? I do not know? washing, muse,
THE BREAKFAST OF SCANDAL atere isaac Free verse Free verse washing, anger, angst, anxiety, betrayal,
Premium Member Poem My Happy Place Judy Dunbar Rhyme Rhyme washing, beautiful, beauty, flower, happiness,
Premium Member Poem By The Water's Edge Emile Pinet Alliteration Alliteration washing, 10th grade, beach, beautiful,
Premium Member Poem THE KNICKER TREE JAN ALLISON Haiku Haiku washing, clothes, flower, humorous,
Premium Member Poem What Does Meth Smell Like Caren Krutsinger I do not know? I do not know? washing, 10th grade, 11th grade,
Premium Member Poem While Walloping Waking Whale James Horn Lanterne Lanterne washing, allegory, analogy,
Premium Member Poem Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Famous poets dedication series, Part One Robert Lindley Rhyme Rhyme washing, appreciation, art, creation, inspiration,
oops William Forchion Free verse Free verse washing, black african american, philosophy,
Premium Member Poem Dog is Grooming Caren Krutsinger Free verse Free verse washing, 2nd grade, 3rd grade,
Love: Devil and Hero Md. Rubel Islam Lyric Lyric washing, allegory, black love, depression,
forenoon jan oskar hansen Blank verse Blank verse washing, abuse, anger, best friend,
The ego in my love Shagesa Mattheeuw I do not know? I do not know? washing, feelings, goodbye, history, i
Premium Member Poem Hearts and Minds Kevin Fairbrother Free verse Free verse washing, age, appreciation, beautiful, celebration,
Manhattan Real Estate ilene bauer Rhyme Rhyme washing, new york,
JOY TO A CHILD'S EYES Mark Weismantel Quatrain Quatrain washing, child, family, happy, travel,
President's day in 5th grade class John Dickinson Free verse Free verse washing, 5th grade,
The broken pieces Swetha Vangaveti Rhyme Rhyme washing, child, deep,
the twisting light of your pouring smile Oliver Mason Free verse Free verse washing, 11th grade, beautiful, beauty,
Premium Member Poem Doing Sweeties Chores Tom Wright Lyric Lyric washing, funny, satire,
Premium Member Poem SAUDADE Line Gauthier Free verse Free verse washing, fantasy, grief, heartbroken, loneliness,
Ode to the Bay of Eloise Clair Eloise Ode Ode washing, grandmother, love, nostalgia, ocean,
Harvesting Light Gordon Martin Free verse Free verse washing, addiction, recovery from,
Questions Dion Penville Rhyme Rhyme washing, appreciation, emotions, father, feelings,
Premium Member Poem O' How Long And Well This Night's Dark Shadows Oft Play, Poet Dedication Series Robert Lindley Rhyme Rhyme washing, allusion, appreciation, art, beautiful,
Premium Member Poem OCEANIC SCENE nette onclaud Haiku Haiku washing, ocean, summer,
Premium Member Poem This Is Part Of My Story Julius Lawrence Narrative Narrative washing, africa, age, black african
A Shower of Sediment Oliver Furlong Prose Poetry Prose Poetry washing, blessing, imagination, nature, poetry,
Waves Sarah Kettle I do not know? I do not know? washing, god,

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Washing Poem Example

Love in the Silence of the Soul

As a young boy
Sitting in a pew
The winter darkness pressing down
Candlelight waves from hidden drafts
Shadows danced on the walls

I heard the words destined to me
“Be still . . . know that I am God”
So I listen  . . . eyes open
“The Passion of Christ”
I was gone . . . 

I saw eyes . . . 
Judas under the olive trees - Gethsemane
His eyes  . . . cold, darting  . . . filled with manic evil
Torchlights hissing  . . . turning eyes yellow
Then a kiss and chaos erupts
I closed my eyes  . . . suddenly afraid

Now I see a set of eyes  . . . filled with burning hate
A High Priest screaming . . .    B-L-A-S-S-P-H-E-M-Y ! ! ! ! !
All around ugly eyes staring with dripping contempt
Old men spitting with bared rotting teeth
Then I noticed . . . and . . . 
And my heart ached . . . 
Jesus . . . standing quietly with closed eyes

Then we were off to Roman authority -- Pontius Pilate
I saw his slanted eyes . . . squinting as if too much sunlight
Loud voices yelling outside . . .  “Crucify him!”
In my heart, I cursed these people – but his eyes
His eyes were dark, soft – forgiving
A hand washing and we are walking . . . 

To a hillside, a place called Golgotha – the skull
Empty eye sockets . . . a place of death
The eyes of soldiers hard, focused  . . . 
Spikes, woods – his sad eyes burning my heart
Closing my eyes, I heard a sharp gasp . . . soldiers yelling

As I opened my eyes – I was looking out with his eyes
We were seeing the same things
Angry faces with eyes of burning ashes
Taunting and jeering – a wave of hysteria hitting us
I heard and felt a deep groan 
Fear gripping me – I knew instantly we needed to go

Men, women, soldiers, slaves, leaders, teachers 
Eyes filled with blood lust
Evil, hatred . . . . I can’t breath
Death coming with the darkness
Jesus!        Can’t you see . . . 
Then I heard him whisper
 “Father, forgive them, they know not what they do.”

My heart sank realizing with horror
Jesus is staying . . . dying
I felt his purposeful breathing
Muscles, bones, joints aching with a searing pain
My eyes filled with tears

I saw another set of bloodshot eyes
A voice next to me yelling
“If you’re the Christ, get down from the cross
And take me too!  Let’s go!”
NO, NO!!!  . . . What is he saying
Those are my words – I am sick
My stomach seizes  . . . guilt fills me
I close my eyes

Another voice – on our right speaks
“Lord, remember me . . . “
Jesus painfully turns, twisting his body . . . looking . . . 
He sees blue eyes – my eyes
I am hanging next to Jesus
“Today you will be with me in Paradise”

We were one – together . . . one body
Now separate crosses . . . I feel crushed by loneliness
But his words . . . “Paradise” . . . “today”
He loves me – I see him looking at me
His eyes illuminating my soul . . . it hurts
I tried crying out – I love you . . . 
But only a sob squeaks out

Gravity pulling down pulling down
Eyes straining against the pain
Joints and ribs stretching . . .  popping
Chest heaving for each breath
Body convulsing against wood
Head back . . . eyes wide open . . . he screams
“My God! My God! Why have you forsaken me?”

No one answers . . . surprised eyes
In my tears I felt the agony of the cross
The bleakness . . .  hell
Dead eyes

Back in the pew
I heard the preacher 
“He died for you”
What . . . why . . . no . . . 
No, I don’t want you dead


Hey, wait for me – slow down
Running hard, breathing deeply
I stuck my head in empty tomb – hum??? . . . . 
I sat quietly next to Mary Magdalene . . . wondering
The gardener spoke – “Mary”
But he was looking at me – bright eyes
He said . . . “David”
“David, I love you”

Yes!!  Woo Hoo . . . 
Look at me . . . I am dancing
With shinning eyes 
“I love you too”
“I love you”
“Lord Jesus”
“I do”

David Meade

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