Poetry

"I never started a poem whose end I knew. Writing a poem is discovering." - Robert Frost

DEDICATED TO LINDA DUDLEY IKARD
Walker Ikard

WHEN YOU WALK BY

When you walk by, you’ve got the look of love in your eyes. I’ve got a clear blue sky. I love you girl. You’re my

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Will You Be Soft?

Will you be soft, Graceful and tender, In touch and patience? Please; be kind, Sombre, slow, and loving. Let me mistake you, For a friend

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lakes
Amber Walters

The Blue Lagoon

Had I not been trying to satisy whimsy I might not have ventured out there to the brook. The stream took me up to some

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Walker Ikard

ROADS OF LIFE

As I head down the roads of life, I can’t help but wonder if I will get it wrong or right. I know if I

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darkpoetry
Brittany Johnson

The House That Never Sleeps

I’ve been here before In the house that never sleeps It used to sit at the end of a dirt road Sick and alone Kids

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#connection
Heather Martin

Trains At Night 

You and I —we are two trains at night,traveling the same tracksin opposite directions. We go. You head west. Me— I go east. Sometimes, thoughwe

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BEAUTIFUL MOCKINGBIRD SINGING TO ME!
Walker Ikard

MOCKINGBIRD

Mockingbird, you’re high in a tree. You keep looking down at me. Do I know you? Do you know me? Mockingbird, you’re high in a

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Amour
Victoria Mineva

Deserted love

I looked at his picture It was not so long ago I dreamed of Christmas He wouldn’t let me go Unfortunately, happened That I stood

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a poem for my ex
Casey Lawrence

A Petty Poem

Prompt theme: “Hope” I hope you step on a Lego when you least expect it. I hope you step in a deep puddle and soak

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There Were Dragons

There was a time long ago, Long before the strange creatures of today, Before the slippery rodents that glared with crimson eyes, Waiting to tear

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#slam_poetry
Kawthar al-asadi

Pray you won’t fail

I stood up to a pray the other day I raise my hands up to the sky I fall to my knees again I weep

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Ignorance
Victoria Mineva

Mori Monologues – Ignorance

Sometimes ignorance is the only way to stop a person’s self-destruction. It shows concern from the one-sided crush toward the ignored person. That way, every

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accident
Gerald Washington

The Lost Poem

Oh no! What have I done? My happiness has been stung By a major error There’s nothing in my mind except terror It ruined a

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The 23rd in Dublin

“They’re tearing the country apart”, He says as he sets a bus alight. “Ireland for the Irish”, He calls in the November night. “Look after

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WHEN SOMEONE IN LIFE LEAVES YOU!
Walker Ikard

WHY DID YOU HAVE TO LEAVE?

I picked a lovely flower for you today. I placed a red rose on your grave. I thought of memories of a life spent together.

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The Irish

Is your suffering worth any more? Do you tie threads of gold, To your heartache? Should I pay for the right, To hear your woe,

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coffee time
This Life's Illusions

Under the Rubber Tree

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Each day I visit the village square, and each day the older men gather to pass time.  Friends since school days, one by one they

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Love
Devyn Beal

On That Fateful Day

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A poem about soulmates On that fateful day Searching the shadows I cannot wait to see you In your shining hue beaming like a floodlight

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confusion
Kaitlyn Dampier

i met a storyteller once

darling i was too quick i sprinted to the edge and toppled over into those empty eyes and thought the galaxy’s secrets had pinned me

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addiction
Crystal Walker

Day 32

Will you continue to support us? Photo by Kat Smith from Pexels: https://www.pexels.com/photo/woman-crying-568021/ I’m a patriot anda sexual assault survivor.Many would label me a ‘victim,’but

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addiction
Heather Martin

Co-Dependency/Recovery 

This poem is a diamante: a seven-line poem that takes the shape of a diamond (see the image below for an accurate visual of this

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You can educate yourself!
Walker Ikard

EDUCATE YOURSELF

You don’t have to go to a fancy college to get a good education. I’m not saying that you shouldn’t go to college if you

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Poem
Gerald Washington

The Noises At Night

I didn’t sleep at all last night, it depresses me If only my brain could rest and let me be Strong noises from another person

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Poetry
Réven W

Salt – 2.18.15

is meant for the sea but now I see how I’m slowly  becoming full of tides Life is supposed to happen in order Much like

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Poetry
Stacey Durnin

[fiction]

we come together to create a fiction big enough to live inside            (hide inside). we come together and hurl our

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Times will always change for all of us!
Walker Ikard

TIMES CHANGE

You get up one morning. Then you realize, times have changed. Suddenly, you realize things are different, and the times have really changed. What happened?

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Skim The Letters

Aching arches of smiles while away my time, Excruciatingly patronising and pedantic, Reassuring themselves but never I, That I believe they like my rhyme. Sent

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behold
Andrey Lukyanov

(Rhyme Entertainly series) Zero

Music heals, marching kills, realism is over with, Try to deal with and conceal evening thoughts which murderous, Beg for start from the beginning, what

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Humor
Victoria Mineva

Sleepy Owl

I am sitting down here Wondering why I feel I did not achieve A significant mile Of bragging experience My writing contest Is numerous village

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alive
Victoria Mineva

Moonlight

I am tired of failing The things I do not forget The pain and the pressure Made me regret But deeper inside me I know

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personal narrative
Gerald Washington

The Contact Lens Battle

Contacts will be the coolest thing to have, or so I thought. The actual experience was something I never expected or was taught. I’m in

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Be Whoever

What shape of a man do you want, To be when you wish you weren’t? A lesson you can embody within, Lived rather than learnt.

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Book
Victoria Mineva

With the Seagull

I have read  a book together with the Seagull He told me about different legends and myths Surprisingly, we saw on the beach a lost

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Iron
Victoria Mineva

Ironing

Once again, I am ironing The clothes of self-pity That ripped away Between expectations It is time they to end Imaginary manifestation Of actions unshown

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age
Victoria Mineva

Sometimes

Sometimes I have a dream To be in an epic love story Not in my age, it seems I am amazed of amour’s glory That

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Poem
Gerald Washington

Little Children Of Uvalde

Little ones No one expected your short lives to end by the gun You were daughters and sons Trying to play and learn Only for

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Siren Of Trees

Come little ones,To woods and hide,Don’t be afraid,You’re safe inside. Don’t look behind,Just walk on by,Plug your ears shut,Don’t hear them cry. They don’t love

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Dawns Christmas

by author I’m not having a Martha Christmas time. But I’m not much of a Mary either. I’m reminded on a Sunday -Emmanuel- God with

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Drinks At Night

Tingle in the skin, Happy in the night for once. The ocean in a glass warms the heart, And unleashes the mind, Thankfully. Take more

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#baby loss
Julia Marsiglio

Your Flesh from My Flesh

Everything you were was firsta part of me. You seeI carved your flesh from my flesh—all that life turned to hope—turned to death.And I held

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Poem
This Life's Illusions

Harry’s Perspective

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This poem was inspired by your responses to my post yesterday, ‘A Hairy Morning’.  It threaded it’s way into my head last night when I

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You are my dream come true!
Walker Ikard

YOU

You, only you, can make my world go around. You are my dream come true. Darling, you are the one that always keeps me from

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Death Paid a Visit Today

       He was sudden, pushed the man over He didn’t stay, Still the presence stalks the hallway. Death lingers in the air They’re

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#love poem
Neha Radharapu

Heart palpitations

My mind is still fuzzy with the details but I wished all the bad things for you. I haven’t felt this lost in a while

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drugs
Andrey Lukyanov

(P.S. poetry series) Resealable

Bouncing off the walls from one side of the padded room to the other, whatever love brings I won’t share with another, it’s useless why

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creative
Conor Matthews

Take The Island

The burning ships behind you,Ruffle and rubble like thunder,Fortelling fortune or fatigue,Promising plunder or blunder. The shore you cross,Still blistering at night,Were looming cliffs defeated,By

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Walkey walkey

And the Breeze Blows

Image by Author The breeze blows strong through leaves of greenHot sun is out in full.Towards the floor, falls seed unseenHelpless to the pull. The

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Life
This Life's Illusions

Sandstorm

I offer you this poem in response to writing prompt # 6.   It describes various effects of local sandstorms, such as the one in this

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romance
James Jordan

Unrequited

Her eyes smile good morning as I enter We say hello. she grabs my attention casually The soft curvature of her smile takes my breath

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finding happiness
The Lazy Bookista Writes

Make some room

The more I see The more I chose, The more I act, The more I lose. Lose what though? I lose what’s meant to be

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Walker Ikard

UNDERSTANDING THINGS IN LIFE

People don’t understand things the same way. People have different educational backgrounds, and they come from different environments. They have lived different lives. Also, they

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#pets
This Life's Illusions

Catching the napping cat

Our animal companions are a constant source of entertainment and company. I didn’t intend offering a home to a cat, but she intending living with

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happiness
John Wimsatt

Create Your Own Reality

If it is true your thoughts and dreams create your reality. What type of reality would you create in your life. Now at this very

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Poem
Gerald Washington

Becoming Loneliness

For so long, I have fought this never-ending battle To free most people and me from the loneliness and hassle Lately, it feels like a

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attraction
Tanya Hall

In Mind at First Sight

This little poem was written in response to a Valentine’s Day writing challenge. I think you and I are thinking too much; and instead, maybe,

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Julia Marsiglio

Who We Are

like the earth is yawningmouth open, eyes closedin the somnambulant birthof a chasm between us our divides are wide open—wounds, suddenly festeringin a place where

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call
Conor Matthews

The Call

Calling in the night, He stands in the open, Howling at the moon, A silhouette in your sight. Every evening is the same, The climb

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nonet
TzeLin Sam

We Had Each Other

A Nonet — We were teenagers when we first met, He came up to me and said “Hi”. I was drawn into his world, Charmed

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corona
Jesmal Jalal

Soliloquy

A non-living thing, teaching lessons of life. A lesson of solitude, being ourselves, To confine to our crampled circles. Just like the social net made

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Poetry
Pd Mason

Long night

Two souls Colliding in the dark of night. only knowing the other but by their blinding light. The Souls dancing To their song. Never really

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MAN WAITED TOO LATE TO LOVE HIS WIFE!
Walker Ikard

THE SILK UPON HER GRAVE

Now he unfolds silk upon her cold, cold grave. He is giving her the dresses that her young heart once craved. While she was living

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childhood
Jennifer Nieto

When…

When did it start? Me standing here and taking it? Their words firing off without warning. Piercing my heart and character, leaving me with no

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happiness
Franzi Kinzel

Chained By My Own Mind

I felt low. I felt heavy like the raindrops that were falling from the sky every day of the last week. Disconnected. Alienated. Strange. While the

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Jewel

She was exotic,Fully formed from the formless,The foreign lands,Far from my own,Of age and mystery. She came up,Out of the holy waters,And my tongue stumbled,To

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Beach
Donald J. Bingle

Green Flash

Green Flash They say On the rare breathless moment Setting sun succumbs to becalmed sea At far precipice of endless azure ocean A flash of

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Children
TzeLin Sam

The Mischievous Christmas Elf

A Christmas Poem for Children (and Everyone Else) A pointy hat and a pair of pointy shoes, Grinning from pointy ear to pointy ear, Stealing

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Believe in yourself! Stand on it!
Walker Ikard

STAND ON IT

If you really believe in something important or yourself, stand on it. Your opinion or thoughts about something is just as important as the next

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Christmas
James Jordan

Cold and Alone on Christmas Day

 The emptiness of blank concrete and steel kept cold with a freezing wind chill shows the contrast of the merriment of the season. I wouldn’t

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Poetry
Réven W

Confetti

You glittered when you walked into the room— Exuding confidence like it was nothing but a piece of cake. Still, stillness drapes you better. You’d

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begin
Amy Christie

Magic Love, Heart Sight

In twilight realms of mystic dreams, Where spirits roam, A wondrous place of enchantment beams, Where incantations gleam. *** The moon and stars shine bright

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#love poem
Court Young

I Knew a Boy

I knew a man once. Who was still just a boy. Who had been soured by his past, and a heartbreak he couldn’t forget. I

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Do you love to write songs?
Walker Ikard

YOU WANT TO BE A SONGWRITER

Do you want to be a songwriter? Do you want to write beautiful songs that people listen to on the radio and other places? Do

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gAZE
Andrey Lukyanov

(P.S. poetry series) Heavy Syrup

Please wait while the list is being populated, estimated, emancipated and the more frustrated you get, the more animated the pictures of hatred. Become so

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flowers
This Life's Illusions

Iris

*** Nature is so inspirational. Often I find photos online from some very talented people whose eye allows them to capture something so touching with

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existentialism
Daniel Lyons

The Flooded Field

As above, so below… It may all come down to this. It may all come down to this. Gray above and gray about: Soft vapor,

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Her County

Along dark rolling hills,Stained in battle kills,Stand men begging “stop”,As shadows swallow grain crop;A woman stares them down. They mockingly jeered before,She accepted their insulting

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How To Be A Speck

Step 1: This is all you’ll have, get, and will never keep. Step 2: React how you must; laugh, swear, hurt, or weep. Step 3:

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clutter
Casey Lawrence

Moving Out (a poem)

Writing Spark: “(de)Clutter” When you have nothing, you keep everything. Am I a hoarder? I ask myself, picking through boxes of faded receipts, plane tickets,

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age
Victoria Mineva

More

Inspired by: Inner Beauty Lie on my WattPad  poems collection “Moment of Silence” I am closer to forty With one cycle, more Last year I

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inspirational
TzeLin Sam

Paradox

3 Haikus The smoky scent of burnt flowers from a candle freshens up the room. —- Faded colors of air-dried blush pink rose petals brightens

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#Ukraine
This Life's Illusions

Sow to the Future

A poem inspired by the fields of Ukraine. Written in the hope of veracity and peace in all nations and for all whose hearts and

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