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BLOG- A Poem Dedicated To All Poets And What They Gift The World, Part Two

Blog Posted:7/9/2020 10:35:00 AM

BLOG- A Poem Dedicated To All Poets And What They Gift The World, Part Two


Instead, I Choose To Honor And Then Gift

Yet another poem, yet another blog
On and on with my poetry I jog
Not to insult others or to degrade
Those with creative creations thus made
Instead, I choose to honor and then gift
Poems given to all and so uplift
Poets and other readers as a boon
Be they poor or born with a silver spoon

I must ask why world's angst and such ire
Attempts by some to light a burning fire
We as poets post that which our hearts write
Wonder why some seek to make that a fight
Is not this world already sad and dark
Without some few setting another spark
Alas! The old saying is very true
Some live only to attack me or you

Yet another poem, yet another blog
On and on with my poetry I jog
Not to insult others or to degrade
Those of creative creations thus made
Instead, I choose to honor and then gift
Poems given to all and so uplift
Poets and other readers as a boon
Be they poor or born with a silver spoon

Robert J. Lindley, 7-09-2020
Rhyme, 
( poem dedicated poets, those oft attacked for simply writing poetry )

 

Note: To my fellow poet, this series of undetermined length is to honor all poets,past, present and future. It is to say you are truly wonderful, kind , very creative , talented and dedicated people that often sacrifice too much for your art. This world with its darkness and proclivity to attack that which is good and right has always attacked poetry and poets. Poets have been belittled and so besmirched for the very gifts that they give this savage world. Yet they keep on giving! And that is the true measure of the heart of a poet! That is the sacrifice they make.

May God bless and keep each and every one of them. As they are indeed a nation's treasure.

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https://www.tweetspeakpoetry.com/2016/11/30/persecuted-poets-hearing-the-voices-beyond-our-borders/

PERSECUTED POETS: HEARING THE VOICES BEYOND OUR BORDERS

Voices Beyond Our Borders Persecuted Poets

I see a way in the darkness.
I am a lantern.

Illuminations by Sohrab Sepehri (Iran)

America has long defended its hard-won and cherished right to freedom of expression. Sadly, we often take that and other rights for granted until events foreshadow their possible loss. The challenge, now as always, is to think deeply about who and what we want to be as individuals and as a nation. We have a choice: to spread darkness or, as Iranian poet Sohrab Sepehri wrote, to find “a way in the darkness” — to be a lantern that extinguishes fear and spotlights beauty.

We at Tweetspeak Poetry choose to illumine the space we share—physically and virtually—with diverse communities of poets and writers. Now, perhaps more than ever, it’s important to make room in our literary conversations for those poets whose voices were, or have been, or are still silenced because they dared to be our lanterns.

The list of poets imprisoned or exiled, for using their voices to confront wrong, is lengthy. Some of those we celebrate below may be new to you. All speak what poet Donna Vorreyer calls “a language for this / ache” to discover the light of humanity and find common cause.

Adonis, Syria (b. 1930)

“As long as death is there — and death exists — there will be poetry. Poetry will never be silenced.” — Syrian Poet Adonis Says Poetry ‘Can Save Arab World

Known by his pen name, Adonis (Ali Ahmad Said Esber) was imprisoned for a year because of his political activities. Subsequently, he left Syria for Beirut, where he lived among other expatriate writers and artists. Currently, he lives in Paris.

Adonis’s poetry collections include Adonis: Selected Poems (2010), Mihyar of Damascus: His Songs (2008), and If Only the Sea Could Sleep (2002). The theme of exile is prominent in his poetry.

[. . .]
My lungs are my poetry, my eyes a book,
and I, [. . .]
a poet who sang and died [. . . .}
— from Song in Selected Poems (tr. Khaled Mattawa)

The cities dissolve, and the earth is a cart loaded with dust
Only poetry knows how to pair itself to this space. [. . .]
— from Desert in Selected Poems

Liu Xiaobo, China (b. 1955)

Winner of the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize, Liu Xiaobo was arrested in 1989 for taking part in the Tiananmen Square student protests; he was jailed for two years. Later, after criticizing China’s one-party system, he was sentenced to three years in a labor camp. Then, in late 2008, he was arrested for co-authoring the pro-democracy “Charta 08”; accused of undermining the state, he was sentenced in 2009 to 11 years in jail. His wife, Liu Xia, to whom he has addressed a number of poems, is under house arrest.

[ . . .]
daybreak a vast emptiness
you in a far place
with nights of love stored away
— from Daybreak (for Xia) (tr. Jeffrey Yang)

Dunya Mikhail, Iraq (b. 1965)

Dunya Mikhail , a poet, journalist, and translator, fled to the United States after being named to Saddam Hussein’s enemies list. War, exile, and loss are common subjects of her poems.

Mikhail’s poetry collections include The Iraqi Nights (2013); Diary of a Wave Outside the Sea (2009), a lyrical memoir; and The War Works Hard (2005).

Recipient of the 2001 United National Human Rights Award for Freedom of Writing, she teaches poetry at Oakland University in Michigan.

[. . .]
Baghdad fell,
And they forced me to the underworld. [. . .]
— from The Iraqi Nights (#2) in The Iraqi Nights (tr. Kareem James Abu-Zeid)

[. . .]
We remember some things that have been lost
not through carelessness
but from their own pitch-black light
like a flower dying from too much fragrance.
— from Diary of a Wave Outside the Sea (tr. Elizabeth Winslow and Dunya Mikhail)

Abdilatif Abdalla, Kenya (b. 1946)

“Composing my poems was one of the three major things which sustained me (the others being not regretting what I did and [that] caused me to be imprisoned . . . and the third . . . my faith and religious belief that one should never lose hope as long as one can still breathe.” — Abdilatif Abdalla: ‘My poems gave me company.’

A much-lauded Swahili poet, essayist, translator, and broadcaster, Abdilatif Abdalla is known as independent Kenya’s first political prisoner. It was while in solitary confinement from December 1968 to March 1972 that he secretly wrote his Voice of Agony (Sauti ya Dhiki, Oxford University Press, 1973), a series of poems about colonialism, racism, greed, and social injustice that brought him fame. His political writings and continued defiance of and resistance to the Kenyatta and Moi regimes led to additional detention and confinement, and made exile not only inevitable but permanent. After seven years in Tanzania and more than 15 years in London, Abdalla relocated in 1995 to Germany.

Ironically, the poems Abdalla wrote in prison (all on toilet paper, smuggled out) won the 1974 Jomo Kenyatta Award for Literature. An English translation of his prison diaries, The Right and Might of a Pen, was published in London in 1985. He is the subject of Abdilatif Abdalla: Poet in Politics (Mkuki Na Nyota Publishers, January 2016), edited by Rose Marie Beck and Kai Kresse.

[. . .]
What lies ahead none of us can comprehend;
What fate has set, no show of fierceness can transcend.
Don’t forget: what has a start must have an end.
— from Crocodile in Voice of Agony (tr. Meg Arenberg)

Joseph Brodsky, Russia (1940-1996)

”Poetry is perhaps the only insurance we’ve got against the vulgarity of the human heart. . . .” — Quoted in Joseph Brodsky, Some Tips, 1988 Winter Commencement Address at University of Michigan

“. . . for a writer only one form of patriotism exists: his attitude toward language.” “. . . Life the way it really is — is a battle not between Bad and Good, but between Bad and Worse. . . .” — Joseph Brodsky, Says poet Brodsky, ex of the Soviet Union: ‘A Writer is a lonely traveler, and no one is his helper’, The New York Times, October 1, 1972

Winner of the 1987 Nobel Prize in Literature and 1991 U.S. Poet Laureate, Joseph Brodsky, who studied with Anna Akhmatova, began writing at age 18. Considered the greatest Russian poet of his generation, he suffered persecution as a Jew and attracted Soviet authorities’ attention early on. Denounced as a “social parasite” whose writing was “gibberish, ” he was arrested, convicted, and sentenced to a five-year sentence in a harsh labor camp in the Arctic, his poetry banned. Released after 18 months, he was deported from the Soviet Union in 1972, eventually reaching the United States, where he became poet-in-residence at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. He became a U.S. citizen in 1977.

A prolific poet, Brodsky’s last collection, Nativity Poems, was published in 2001.

[. . .] Freedom
is when you forget the spelling of the tyrant’s name
and your mouth’s saliva is sweeter than Persian pie, [. . . .]
— from A Part of Speech in Collected Poem in English, 1972-1999 (2000)

Mahmoud Darwish, Palestine (1941-2008)

“. . . If I were to classify my poetry, I cherish most the poetry that I wrote in Paris . . . There, I had the opportunity to reflect and look at the homeland and the world and things from a distance — the distance of light. When you see from a distance, you see better, and see the scene entirely. . . .” — Quoted from Darwish Foundation Biography

Mahmoud Darwish first became a refugee at age 6, when he and his family members were forced from their village, which subsequently was destroyed. After a period in Lebanon, they returned illegally to Israel, eventually becoming “forced residents” of Haifa, from which they were prohibited to depart. For years Darwish, deemed a “poet of resistance, ” lived under house arrest; accused of hostilities against the state, he was detained multiple times.

In 1970, Darwish traveled to the Soviet Union and a year later tried to go to Paris but was denied entry and flown back to his occupied homeland. Ultimately, he left Palestine, going first to Cairo, Egypt, where he published I Love You, I Love You Not; then to Beirut, Lebanon, where he lived from 1973 to 1982; then to Damascus, Syria, and from there to Tunisia, Cyprus, and France. It was in Paris, Darwish said, that his “complete birth as a poet” took place; while there, he published a number of collections, including I See What I Want and Why Did You Leave the Horse Alone? He also wrote the text declaring Palestine a state (he was a member of the PLO).

Though allowed back to Ramallah, a “part” of his homeland, in 1996, Darwish spent his last years mostly in Amman, Jordan, where, from 2000 to 2007, he wrote another half-dozen poetry collections, including State of Siege, Do Not Apologize For What You Did, Almond Blossoms and Beyond, and In the Presence of Absence.

One of Darwish’s most important protest poems is Identity Card.

Darwish left Amman for the last time in 2008, when he went to the U.S. for open-heart surgery that he did not survive. He is considered Palestine’s national poet.

[. . . ]
There is no margin in modern language left
to celebrate what we love,
because all that will be . . . was [. . . .]
— from The Horse Fell Off the Poem in The Butterfly’s Burden (tr. Fady Joudah)

[. . .]
If I were another on the road, I would have
hidden my emotions in the suitcase, so my poem
would be of water, diaphanous, white,
abstract, and lightweight . . . stronger than memory,
and weaker than dewdrops, and I would have said:
My identity is this expanse!
[. . . .]
— from “If I Were Another” from The Butterfly’s Burden (tr. Fady Joudah)

Dennis Brutus, Zimbabwe (1924-2009)

A leading African poet who taught English and Afrikaans in South Africa for more than a decade, Dennis Brutus was ardently anti-apartheid. His political activism, which included campaigns to ban South Africa from the Olympic Games, led to more than a year’s imprisonment, including five months in solitary confinement, on Robben Island (his cell was next to Nelson Mandela’s), the banning of his books, prohibitions on teaching, writing, and public speaking, and 25 years in exile. He received political asylum in the United States in the 1980s.

His poetry collections include Sirens, Knuckles and Boots, Letters to Martha and Other Poems from a South African Prison, A Simple Lust, Stubborn Hope, Salutes and Censures, Still the Sirens, Airs and Tributes, Leaf Drift, and China Poems. Among others honors, Brutus was awarded the Kenneth Kaunda Humanism Award, the Steven Biko Award, and City University of New York’s Langston Hughes Award.

[…]
But somehow we survive
severance, deprivation, loss.

Patrols uncoil along the asphalt dark
hissing their menace to our lives,

most cruel, all our land is scarred with terror,
rendered unlovely and unlovable;
sundered are we and all our passionate surrender

but somehow tenderness survives.
— from Somehow We Survive in Sirens, Knuckles and Boots (1963)

Juan Gelman, Argentina (1930-2014)

A highly influential literary figure, especially in Central and South America, as well as a journalist, essayist, and translator, Juan Gelman was one of thousands of Argentines who suffered deeply under the country’s 1973-1986 military dictatorship. In addition to being forced into exile abroad, he lost his son and pregnant daughter-in-law, who were abducted and murdered in 1976. His daughter-in-law was allowed to live long enough to give birth but her infant was taken away and put up for adoption secretly. It took Gelman more than two decades but he ultimately found and reunited with his grand-daughter (she was 37 by then), who had been taken to Uruguay.

Out of Argentina when the military seized power in 1976, Gelman spent years in exile in Italy, Spain, France, the United States, and Mexico. While democracy was restored in 1983, Gelman remained subject to an arrest warrant for his pre-coup political activities. When the warrant was nullified in 1988, Gelman went back to Argentina; although pardoned in 1989, he spent the rest of his life in Mexico.

Well-known and praised for his human rights activism, Gelman is revered for his poetry, said to be “tattooed on his bones.” His dozens of volumes of poetry, which include Gotan, Unthinkable Tenderness, Open Letter, The Poems of Sidney West, Deeds and Relations, and Dark Times Filled with Light, all bear witness to his own painful history, profound loss, the brutalities of tyrannical leaders, and the pervasive social injustices present in South America even today.

Among other awards, Gelman received Argentina’s National Poetry Prize, the Juan Rulfo Prize, the Pablo Neruda Prize, and the Cervantes Prize.

[…]
when his life was snuffed out
his eyes were soft with subdued anger
or were falling like autumn leaves
in hard transparent sheets
[. . . .]
— from “He Was Born on the Edge of a Disastrous Day” in Selected Poems (tr. Hardie St. Martin)

those steps: are they looking for him?
that car: is it stopping at his door?
those men in the street: are they after him?
there are various noises in the night
[. . . .]
— from “Noises” in Unthinkable Tenderness: Selected Poems (tr. Joan Lindgren)

More

Some of the many other poets who have suffered political persecution or been jailed or exiled for exercising their human right to free expression are:

Dante, Italy
Sappho, Greece
Jose Marti, Cuba
Pablo Neruda, Chile
Martin Carter, Guyana
Adam Mickiewicz, Poland
Octavio Paz, Mexico
Heinrich Heine, Germany
Allen Ginsberg , United States
Tatour, Israel/Palestine
Tsering Woeser, Tibet/China
Saw Wai, Myanmar
Nazand Begikhani, Iraq/Kurdistan
Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Pakistan
Bei Dao, China
Kemal Burkay, Turkey
Peretz Markish, Soviet Union
Vasyl Stus, Soviet Union
Hu Sigen, China
Yang Tianshui, China
Zhang Lin, China
Mustafa Ismail, Syria
Tran Duc Thach, Vietnam

Photo by tsuna72, Creative Commons via Flickr. Post by Maureen Doallas, author of Neruda’s Memoirs: Poems.

 

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Date: 7/10/2020 5:45:00 PM
Robert, I admire the way you handled all of this. Especially considering the other things you are dealing with. I enjoyed your poem and the stories above. Thank You.
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Date: 7/10/2020 8:56:00 PM
Thank you my friend. In life we face our travails and learn to move on. Writing poetry is in a way a release from that oft somber and darken path. To create and then give brings its own blessed rewards. *A poet's heart needs its seeds to sprout. *Its inner glows to shine true bright.* Ponder deeper the ins and outs. *Never leaving love out of sight. God bless...
Date: 7/9/2020 6:43:00 PM
Thanks Robert for sharing your timely poem, link, and sobering information on these courageous dissident poets. I've been following the works of many worldwide dissidents whether they be poets, journalists or whistleblowers who sacrificed everything to speak the truth to power. A very worthy blog!!!
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Date: 7/9/2020 9:52:00 PM
Thank you my friend. Sad part is that both of these blogs PART ONE AND PART TWO honoring poets here and worldwide past and present, have been (attacked )criticized. Seems to me that envy knows no bounds. When one can not post a poem of praise to others poets and give acknowledgement of the magnificent value of Poetry to the world. I myself feel sorry for such people that seek to tear others down to build themselves up. God bless...
Date: 7/9/2020 2:13:00 PM
Indeed, an honour to be a poet and to honour your ink.. your pen.. your word.. Even though, a poet can be denied liberty.. their roaring voice will ever get freed from all the chains of evil, emptiness, intolerance, and the list is quite long! We have the pain of the pleasure! Such a gift, such a grace, such a beauty.. not to be embraced for granted.. Great people of depth and wealth are in a mission of Love and Light.. Great minds.. Artists.. Poets are to walk many a path to enlighten.. to give.. to share.. Only Beauty will resist.. we shall always rise above what could hamper our ascend, or stain the beauty of a mission.. thank you so much, Robert for your inner beauty and great endeavours
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Date: 7/9/2020 2:52:00 PM
Thank you my friend, your voice is of truth, reason, understanding and immensity of poetic heart! As history reveals there are always people that for no reason hate poetry and thereby poets. History shows that evil rests in the hearts and minds of people that prefer Dark over that of Light. People that despise poetry, its acts of giving, teaching, nurturing, revealing, honoring- Light. Love , Truth, Spirit, Soul, Heart and the kindness given unto others. A very sad reality and one that has seen many poets mistreated, imprisoned, viciously ridiculed, attacked and even in some cases killed. That some feel the need to insult/ridicule poets and their gifts is to me evil incarnate. Poets are treasured gems to the world.. God bless..
Date: 7/9/2020 11:08:00 AM
My friends, consider this when you compose your art, your love of poetry. A great many have throughout history suffered so because this dark world sees poetry as a light that attacks its evils, its darkness, its brutality, its savagery, its oft vicious attacks. Are we not to write of truth as well as our heart's renderings. You are poets, and to be so is a great honor. Yet with that blessing, that immense gift you share -too oft comes a heavy price. Not just in the time you use composing and giving and as well the great pains many of you put into your art-but sometimes in the many attacks delivered unto you for daring to do so!
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6/20/2020 None Are Immune To Ceaseless Ravages Of Time Rhymeart,deep,humanity,life,me
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6/18/2020 Epitaph Of An Old Friend, An Honorable Man Rhymeappreciation,friend,heart
6/18/2020 To Leave Melancholy Waters Behind Rhymeart,growth,inspiration,li
6/15/2020 In Youth, Our Eyes Are But Dark Jaded Spheres Sonnetart,fate,journey,life,sym
6/15/2020 Once Cast Into Stormy Winds, Words Decrying Fate Rhymeconflict,fate,loss,pain,s
6/15/2020 Love Fruits, Passion's Meals On Which I Once Sup Sonnetappreciation,art,bird,lif
6/14/2020 Haiku-Triples, Poems Born From Seeking Nature's Golden Treasures Haikuappreciation,art,imagery,
6/13/2020 Clock Sounding, Its Hum Of Tick-Tock, Tick-Tock, Double Chained Sonnets Sonnetappreciation,art,humanity
6/12/2020 Night Of Shadow, Poe, House Of Usher's Bloody Dust Rhymecreation,dark,dedication,
6/11/2020 Celebrating Glory Of The Ancient Olympic Games Rhymeappreciation,art,
6/10/2020 Born To Bleed Onto Eager Page, What Fate Has This Life Decreed Rhymeappreciation,art,
6/10/2020 Child Of My Left Hand, Hide No More In Shadows Wide And Deep Sonnetappreciation,art,deep,mea
6/10/2020 There In Glistening Dewdrops, Invisible Worlds May Lie Sonnetart,deep,meaningful,
6/10/2020 When The Beach Is So Lonely And The Waves So Cold Sonnetappreciation,art,deep,poe
6/10/2020 May We In Passion's Sweetest Breath Therein Abide Sonnetart,passion,romance,
6/10/2020 Truth Is A Testament Of Our Deep Love Romanticismappreciation,art,love,mem
6/10/2020 I Walked The Wet Sands, Just Beyond Lapping Waves Sonnetappreciation,art,deep,lif
6/10/2020 I That Once In Youth Thought To Be A God Rhymeallusion,appreciation,con
6/10/2020 Grows The Night Verseanxiety,art,creation,deep
6/9/2020 To Leave Melancholy Waters Behind Rhymeart,dream,imagery,imagina
6/7/2020 Recollecting A Sad Memory, A Loss And A Dream Quatrainassonance,dark,deep,judge
6/6/2020 When Life Looks Above The Dusty Ground Haikuart,creation,deep,life,me
6/6/2020 Of The Full Sum And The Withering Of The Vine Rhymeart,deep,fate,humanity,jo
6/4/2020 Upon Battlefields Fallen True, Their Bloody Dead Sonnetappreciation,art,courage,
6/1/2020 She Wore Blue Dress, Flowers Her Laurel Crown Rhymeappreciation,art,beauty,i
5/29/2020 Of Fate And The Choosing Between Scylla and Charybdis Rhymeart,encouraging,fate,hist
5/17/2020 Nightmares, Ravages Of A Prometheus, Free And Unchained from my new blog Rhymeappreciation,art,deep,hum
5/16/2020 When Yesterday's Ghost Rises From Its Grave, 4th poem, From my blog, A Quartet Of Poems Rhymeart,deep,identity,judgeme
5/15/2020 Once A Revolutionary Serpent Came To My Door 3rd poem, From my blog, A Quartet Of Poems Rhymeart,character,creation,de
5/14/2020 Part Two, Bites As Hungry Shark, Yet I Am Still Here Writing Rhymeappreciation,art,deep,per
5/13/2020 Part One, There Is A Dangerous Sun Now A'Rising Rhymeappreciation,art,deep,hum
5/12/2020 Poetic Verses Cast On Angel Of My First True Love Rhymeangel,appreciation,beauty
5/12/2020 Thanking Heavens Above For Your Every Breath Sonnetappreciation,art,beauty,c
5/11/2020 The Nightmare And The Chaos Raven Sent Into Poe's Poetic World Rhymeappreciation,art,creation
5/8/2020 On Mythology And Heroes, Part One Medusa, monster hideous beyond comprehension Rhymeart,creation,fantasy,hero
5/5/2020 At Peace And In Sweet Awe Of Bronze Shaving Of New Rising Moon Rhymeappreciation,art,blessing
5/2/2020 Honest Are We, Embolden Truths Dare We To Face Sonnetart,character,deep,humani
4/30/2020 Waterfalls And Nature's Flowing Gift Haikuart,beauty,creation,image
4/28/2020 In His Longings, She Goddess Truly Born Rhymeappreciation,art,dream,fa
4/27/2020 Begging Eternity, What True Love Brings Rhymeart,creation,dark,light,p
4/27/2020 Master Poe Swore With Raven He Had No More Ties, Dark doubles, Poe Tribute Rhymeart,creation,dark,imagina
4/25/2020 In That Magical Moment, Stars Align, Happiness Reigns Sonnetdeep,fate,heart,hope,imag
4/22/2020 When Spring, Its New Symphony One's Pleading Soul Hears Sonnetappreciation,beautiful,bl
4/21/2020 Diamonds And Dew Drops, O' Don't They Shine Rhymeappreciation,art,dark,lig
4/20/2020 O' What Dark Winds And Evil This Way Comes, Tribute To Master Poe Rhymedark,deep,evil,humanity,i
4/20/2020 What Of Humanity, Life And Happiness Lost, Sonnet Doubles Sonnetart,dark,deep,evil,symbol
4/20/2020 As Phoenix From Smoldering Ashes Rise Rhymeappreciation,art,deep,ima

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Fav Poems

PoemTitleFormCategories
Fragment Trioletlight
What is Love Sonnetlove,
MoUNTAIN DRoP Rhymedeath,depression,
Releasing Me Sonnethappiness,peace,
Beauty Exposed Rhymelife,
As we walk hand in hand Rhymehappiness,how i feel,love
The Perfect Painting Rhymeart,beauty,
Beautiful Day Free verseseasons,
What the Angels Whisper Free versegod,hope,youth,
Angel Tears Light Verseangel,
Put Your Head on My Shoulder Light Versedance,romantic,
Diamond in the Sky Sonnetstar,
The Ripping Free verseabuse,addiction,anger,ang
Black Diamond Night Epicbody,death,history,lonely
I Am The Mighty Mountain Personificationearth,mountains,
In One Fell Swoop Free verselost love,
If Walls Could Speak Narrativefeelings,for him,joy,toge
Intolerable Rhymeabuse,betrayal,racism,
Death Blows a Hollow Horn Sonnetdeath,
Spring on the Wind Rhymechange,nature,spring,
Written in a Graveyard Sonnetdeath,
Crying River Balladbeautiful,cry,deep,freedo
A Shade From The Past Sonnetart,nostalgia,people,
Colours in our lives Rhymebeauty,color,
Invitation Rhymelost love,
Stairway to the Stars Free versefarewell,kiss,
Daddy Free verseblue,dad,depression,fathe
His Song and Mine I do not know?bird,life,poems,prison,,L
Midnight Poet Free verseaddiction,character,devot
Indian Ink Dramatic Verseabuse,autumn,death,deep,f
To a Despondent Friend Quatraindepression,
A New Love Found Free verseinspirational,
Bobcat Moon Rhymeautumn,friendship,loss,mo
A New Bird Rhymebirth,
Sunset Tableau Versepain,
Why So Afraid Iambic Pentameterlove,
Star Gazer Free verseallegory,beauty,metaphor,
Let the music play on Free versefirst love,music,
Sonnet For Statues Sonnetart,poems,poetry,
Rain over Vietnam Quaternrain,war,
But I Must Stay Villanellesad,
Ancient Warrior Iambic Pentameterangst,culture,native amer
Speaking with a loud quiet voice Free verseblessing,father,
Tie-Dyed Sky Blank versebeauty,imagery,love,roman
The Bleeding Sky Versehistory,patriotic,remembe
Long Distance Dreamer Light Versebeautiful,i miss you,long
Rainbow Skies Coupletcolor,nature,sky,sun,
Amidst the Fallen Petals Free verselonging,love,
A Letter to Emily Dickinson Rhymepoetess,
Church Quatrainblessing,change,devotion,
The Clock it Mocks Free versebreak up,heartbroken,jeal
Conquer Rhymedepression,
Don't Censor Me Sonnetpoetry,
When Love Found Me Rhymeblessing,love,
In An Old Cathedral Rhymeloneliness,love,
Autumn's Gown Rhymecolor,inspiration,
JE SUIS CHARLIE -- Afterthought Narrativecourage,death,dedication,
When Bubbles Dissipate Tankabeautiful,beauty,i love y
Starstruck in your deep Beauty Free versebeautiful,beauty,flower,l
Whilst walking through the woods Sonnetanimal,beauty,bird,nature
Ragnarok: The Storm Epyllionweather,
White Lace Sonnetlife,seasons
The Evil Eye Rhymeevil,
Winter Rhymelife,
That Still Small Voice Quatraingod,prayer,relationship,
Kresge's Five And Dime Stores Rhymenostalgia,
Outside Looking In Rhymecharacter,community,histo
Mist Song Rhymebeauty,music,nature,
Lamb Rhymechristian,hope,spiritual,
Echoes in the Stone Epicadventure,death,hero,hist
Sweet Memories Rhymelost love,
The Black Dragon Free versecorruption,courage,hope,w
A PENNY FOR YOUR THOUGHTS Sonnetdeep,hope,
My Fallen Brother Rhymeangst,brother,history,los
The tree of life Rhymeage,child,death,mystery,t
Wild Love Narrativegarden,love,rose,sweet,
Oak Rhymetree,
Headache Free versefreedom,success,
Eccentric Eyes Sonnetpain,
Our little Haven Rhymecousin,fairy,fantasy,gree
I Walk on Water Free verseintrospection,life,
O The Grieving Free versedeath,funeral,grief,
Her Hidden Gem Rhymemother,voice,
Small Passerene Birds Rhymebeautiful,romantic,season
Holding a wilting red rose Versedeath,mother,mothers day,
The Blackberry and The Rose Personificationimagination
The Sowing Free versedevotion,
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Light Versesoldier,violence,war,
Contest Consternation Free versecommunity,poetry,words,
December Magic Quintain (English)nature,
Strong Point Sonnetlove,
Be Courageous Above All Didacticallegory,appreciation,cou
Eyes of Blue Rhymefreedom,hero,memorial day
It's Only Through Jesus Rhymechristian,faith,god,inspi
Heaven or Hell Free versedark,heaven,light,love,
Write you OUT Free versegoodbye,how i feel,
I Hate You All Light Versedark,death,philosophy,sad
Through The Dust Pantoumchildhood,memory,
Approaching storm Rhymeweather,
MY DAY IS COMING Rhymefriendship,journey,life,

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SKAT A United States Flag United States Read
Poet Destroyer A United States Flag United States Read
Annalise Brigham...a.k.a. Audrey Haick United States Flag United States Read
Keith O.J. Hunt Canada Flag Canada Read
Sunshine Smile Norway Flag Norway Read
Sara Kendrick United States Flag United States Read
JAN ALLISON Isle Of Man Flag Isle Of Man Read
Jake Ponce Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Carolyn Devonshire United States Flag United States Read
Vera Duggan Australia Flag Australia Read
Robert Nehls United States Flag United States Read
Joyce Johnson United States Flag United States Read
Eileen Manassian _Not Listed Flag _Not Listed Read
lisa duggan Australia Flag Australia Read
Barbara Gorelick United States Flag United States Read
Gary Bateman Germany Flag Germany Read
liam mcdaid Ireland Flag Ireland Read
Gry Christensen United States Flag United States Read
arthur vaso Canada Flag Canada Read
Debbie Guzzi United States Flag United States Read
Roy Jerden United States Flag United States Read
James Fraser United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Robert Lindley United States Flag United States Read
Richard Lamoureux Canada Flag Canada Read
Paul Callus Malta Flag Malta Read
Miss Sassy United States Flag United States Read
cherl dunn United States Flag United States Read
KP Nunez Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Peter Lewis Holmes Viet Nam Flag Viet Nam Read
David O'Haolin Whalen United States Flag United States Read
Keith Bickerstaffe United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Lu Loo United States Flag United States Read
Connie Marcum Wong United States Flag United States Read
Lin Lane United States Flag United States Read
Vladislav Raven United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Gail Foster United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Pandita Sanchez United States Flag United States Read
Danetta Barney United States Flag United States Read
Tom Quigley United States Flag United States Read
jill spagnola United States Flag United States Read
Andrea Dietrich United States Flag United States Read
Avis Bailey United States Flag United States Read
Kelly Deschler United States Flag United States Read
lg ds Thailand Flag Thailand Read
Feli Elizab United States Flag United States Read
Casarah Nance United States Flag United States Read
Edlynn Nau United States Flag United States Read
Leslie Philibert Germany Flag Germany Read
Miraj Raha India Flag India Read
Sarai Virden United States Flag United States Read
Monterey Sirak United States Flag United States Read
Bev Smith United States Flag United States Read
C T United States Flag United States Read
Jessica Thompson United States Flag United States Read
Charmaine Chircop Malta Flag Malta Read
Timothy Hicks United States Flag United States Read
Sandra Haight United States Flag United States Read
Tim Smith United States Flag United States Read
Suzanne Delaney United States Flag United States Read
Joseph May United States Flag United States Read
Constance La France Canada Flag Canada Read
Daniel Turner United States Flag United States Read
Manmath Dalei India Flag India Read
kabuteng P.iNk k. Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Robert L. Hinshaw United States Flag United States Read
nette onclaud Philippines Flag Philippines Read
harry horsman Australia Flag Australia Read
Red Fiery Singapore Flag Singapore Read
Brian Davey United States Flag United States Read
Keith Trestrail Trinidad and Tobago Flag Trinidad and Tobago Read
Walter T. Ashe United States Flag United States Read
Carrie Richards United States Flag United States Read
Anisha Dutta India Flag India Read
CayCay Jennings United States Flag United States Read
Emile Pinet Canada Flag Canada Read
Teddy Kimathi Kenya Flag Kenya Read
Julia Ward France Flag France Read
Frederic Parker United States Flag United States Read
Olive Eloisa Guillermo - Fraser Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Laura Leiser United States Flag United States Read
John Hamilton Canada Flag Canada Read
Rhonda Johnson-Saunders United States Flag United States Read
Robert Stoner Jr United States Flag United States Read
Faye Gibson United States Flag United States Read
michael tor United States Flag United States Read
Carol Eastman United States Flag United States Read
Charlie Smith United States Flag United States Read
Maurice Yvonne Canada Flag Canada Read
Elaine George Canada Flag Canada Read
Bob Quigley United States Flag United States Read
Shadow Hamilton United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Charles Henderson United States Flag United States Read
Robert Pettit United States Flag United States Read
Francine Roberts Canada Flag Canada Read
Eve Roper United States Flag United States Read
jack horne United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Andrew Crisci United States Flag United States Read
kash poet India Flag India Read
Janice Canerdy United States Flag United States Read
Judy Konos United States Flag United States Read
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