When Push Comes To Shove Poems

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Song for 24
Here it is, another Monday to pass
a compass, a compassionate compass
appear in my possession
a far-fetched wish but please materialize in my palm
bring a friend if you must
someone you trust, so I can relay the sentiment
point in me the direction of...Read More
Categories: when push comes to shove, age, anxiety, growing up,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member What Moves Me
Not a person to marry what gets in my way,
Life's more balance and freedom than 'roll in the hay!'
Ice cream melts, steak is great but to my taste gets cold
Though my dinner's not done. Truth (though passive) gets told,
Mine's the...Read More
Categories: when push comes to shove, love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Poetry for Jack and Jill
My poetry's yours Jack, and Jill, it's yours too.
My intention? To serve you, if home's Timbuktu!
No conversion agenda, let God own that freight,
Or a 'Judas' deception for personal gain,
But hear what I'm saying, ALL feel the world's pain,
If I speak...Read More
Categories: when push comes to shove, faith,
Form: Rhyme
In Plain Sight
In Plain Sight

A hundred words
A thousand more 
Oh,  won't just be  enough
Will not match up to the sensation in between
The ecstasy covering the whole lot of miles between
So their tongues tied,
And their lips failing to comprehend their minds,
Silence.

Love...Read More
Categories: when push comes to shove, cute love,
Form: Abecedarian
Defined By Idioms
Defined By Idioms

Naked truth, bent nails
dead men tell no tales
bad Apple, broken mirrors
burnt out light bulbs, crocodile tears
spilt milk, goose chase
two cents worth, rat race
rotten egg, bad to the bone
eagle eye, no place like home.
bat from hell,
pulled punch
big cheese, 
no...Read More
Categories: when push comes to shove, identity,
Form: Rhyme



I'll Keep Chasin' My Dream Till The End
I've been told to let go
Of all that I love
They say, you'll never make it 
It's time to give up 

And even though I'm a man
Who don't believe in himself
When push comes to shove
I'll get back up, and....

I'll keep chasin',...Read More
Categories: when push comes to shove, angst, courage, dedication, desire, destiny, life, love,
Form: Lyric
Life's Secrets
My life has been a joy and a success
There are plain reasons for my happiness

I discovered two truths when I was young
I was twenty,  my songs yet to be sung

As I was sure these truths would set life's tone
I...Read More
Categories: when push comes to shove, humorous,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member In God's Image
Oh, what does this mean? "Man is made in God's image!"
Our hope here appears both sweet dream, and delight?
Not a homage to self, but salvation from damage,
A prayer of faith when cold fear floods the night!

The 'freedom to choose,' gift...Read More
Categories: when push comes to shove, faith, god,
Form: Rhyme
Murder She Wrote
It’s hard for me to take 
My own advice
I’m writing what I’m fighting 
But I’m still playing 
With my life 
I don’t even understand 
The issues of my own brain
I go from addiction to affliction 
But I married my pain...Read More
Categories: when push comes to shove, betrayal, courage, deep, love hurts, red,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member It's not always easy being me
I've been frequently right,
And I've often been wrong.
I've had plenty of breaks
And made lots of mistakes,
I've been weak, I've been strong.
Looking back, now, I see
That is my destiny.
What else is there to be
But what I am?

I've been good, I've been...Read More
Categories: when push comes to shove, endurance, i am, introspection, me,
Form: Rhyme
Gallivanting Nonchalant
Gallivanting around the wilderness with the love of my life I realize
That things are not necessarily as I would have wanted to visualize
I acquiesce as choosing what to do next 
Out of nowhere, I get a text
In a nonchalant manner,...Read More
Categories: when push comes to shove, love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member To My Sweet Ella Rose With All My Love
There’s something about my love for my daughter, 
maybe it’s all the lessons I have taught her.
Her bubbly smiles and ways only youth can display, 
her growing independence, she’s too old to play. 
Yes, there have been many times I...Read More
Categories: when push comes to shove, daughter, love,
Form: Rhyme
Live
Live
A longing, a wishing
A yearning, a dream
A fear, a frustration
Tribulation, it would seem
This longing, this wishing
This yearning, this dream
Will make you courageous
It builds self-esteem
This fear, this frustration
Everything that is tough
Will test what you’re made of
When push comes to shove
Feel the...Read More
Categories: when push comes to shove, dream, race,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member Illuminate Shadows, Filter Light
My shadows are tender and easy to miss,
Like a smile seems innocuous, stealthy as kiss,
Still these shadows add weight, create drag in our life,
Though they rarely, if ever, cut deep like a knife!

Too, sunlight wracks havoc though most never feel
All...Read More
Categories: when push comes to shove, integrity, judgement,
Form: Quatrain
Mind is Playing Tricks On Me
trapped within the very impulse of our loved beneath the perplexing ambush
we close the door of brevity with a slight adjustment of the hand when will we understand
caught betwen the world I know then onto the one I wish to...Read More
Categories: when push comes to shove, angst, anxiety, art,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Sage Advice


When push comes to shove
Just turn to love

Works every time
Things turn out fine

Have I lied to you before 
Think not so don't ignore

This advice free of charge
Don't need to enlarge

It's simple to follow
Follow the swallows

Be free as the birdies
Like winning...Read More
Categories: when push comes to shove, life, love,
Form: Couplet
From The Jump
7/9/17

Getting stuck sucks
Call it tough luck
You must be nuts
I don't know you enough
So why would I just
Put very much trust
In someone that already bluffed
Over petty stuff

Mosquitoes and flies starting to buzz
A lot of sweat and blood
As I dug
Into hard ground...Read More
Categories: when push comes to shove, dark, how i feel, poetry, rap, truth,
Form: Rhyme
Hot Stuff
in the dark of the night... 

beep beep... hush hush

Within our world in a rush

when push comes to shove we need a hug

things in life get pushed under the rug

 

these are desolate times yet we 

settle for ill but...Read More
Categories: when push comes to shove, abuse, addiction, age, america, beach, beautiful,
Form: Free verse
Figures of Speech
Birds of a feather
Here's mud in your eye
Change like the weather
What money can't buy
Right as rain
Picking a bone
I can't complain
Dumb as a stone
Chewing the rag
We're in the same boat
It's in the bag
Frog in your throat
When push comes to shove
Out of...Read More
Categories: when push comes to shove, humor,
Form: Rhyme
Faith In Ourselves
The matter of faith
That people hold dear
Should bring us together
Make our thoughts clear
But through separate religions
And the personality trait
It just causes conflicts
And makes us hate
For the sake of us all
To all pray to God
It doesn't matter his name
It's on his...Read More
Categories: when push comes to shove, inspiration,
Form: Rhyme
Far From Easy
4/10/17


With or without the use of lenses
It happens on both sides of the fences
And just may involve a lot of expenses

Due to not being conscientious
There could be consequences

You should pay attention
And have some better intentions

Better be ready to react keenly
Because...Read More
Categories: when push comes to shove, poetry, rap, word play, words, work, write,
Form: Rhyme
The Alphabet of Life
A smile can turn into a
Back stabbing event so
Cruel how it soon becomes
Depression while you try hard
Every day always trying to
Forge ahead in life.
Getting things right in your
Head, sometimes it's fine yet
In the morning you feel
Just the same, but you...Read More
Categories: when push comes to shove, inspirational, uplifting,
Form: ABC
Premium Member Tolerance
“If you don’t know the kind of person I am
and I don’t know the kind of person you are
a pattern that others made may prevail in the world
and following the wrong god home we may miss our star.*


Shouts abound, demanding...Read More
Categories: when push comes to shove, america, anti bullying,
Form: Quatrain
Sticks And Shrubs
10/7/16


I've done

Seen them fold and flop
Will it ever get old or stop?
Regardless of if it's cold or hot
Many talked and told a lot
And the sight of their own goals were lost

When push comes to shove
Blood runs
Thicker than anything below and...Read More
Categories: when push comes to shove, poetry, rap, word play, words, work, write,
Form: Rhyme
Family
Most times we share laughter
And at others our tears
We've faced many heartaches
Yet we've persevered

Our quarrels are many
Our forgiveness is true
Without one another
What would we do

Some are like nuts
That fall from a tree
We can't even pick one 
They're our family

We like...Read More
Categories: when push comes to shove, appreciation, family, fun, funny, growing up, how
Form: Rhyme