Poetry

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

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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betrayed
Kaitlyn Dampier

snow white

is this a cruel joke the glass of his case it was always warm but the life inside it  it was never there i felt

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creativity
Heather Martin

When the Fire Begins to Die 

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How do you find your way in a lightless room?So dark — shadows fail to materialize. Hands outstretched, you feel your way to the door.

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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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#phoenix
Victoria Mineva

Or Not?

Phoenix, they say, will rise Sometimes it happens. Or not? I love using metaphor To escape my emotion of broke Because I feel lonely And

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Dreams
This Life's Illusions

Lost Teeth

This poem relates to the loss of true friends in previous decades when forms of communication were less easy, but travelling or living abroad was

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Cry
Victoria Mineva

Skyscraping

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Today is a strangely rainy day Is it connected to my crying? The silent cry is casual in March It is right after February’s lover

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Late Nights

I can’t live with myself, But who else will put up with me. I can’t leave well enough alone, But I also can’t just let

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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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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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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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happiness
John Wimsatt

The Rhythm Of the Heart

Within all of us the heart beats with its own rhythm. This rhythm flows with the emotions of the heart. When we are happy the

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happily ever after
Casey Lawrence

Happily Ever After (a poem)

A poem about the rest of our lives … Happily ever after isdeciding what’s for dinnerevery single night for the rest of your life. Happily

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fruit
Casey Lawrence

Do I Dare? (a poem)

Do I dare eat a peach?She wears white, flannel trousersand walks slowalong the beach. Fuzz against my lipsjuicy flesh against my cheek;what would my parents

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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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Your dreams can get you through life!
Walker Ikard

DREAMS

You can have a dream that will carry you through life. It will get you to your next day. You can dream of a better

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Julia Marsiglio

Ottawa Occupation 2022

“the calvary has arrived”scream the online sycophantsfrom behind glowing white screenstheir rhetoric littered withinvention and lies— they’ve mislaid too many “u”sto be Canadian a Trump 2024

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Backward
Victoria Mineva

Steps Backward

I made two steps forward Then, four steps backward The moment I open My tightly closed heart I meet indifference Or maybe is polite talk?

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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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#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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autumn
Amy Christie

Velvet Hope

Autumn love, a season of gold A time of change as stories unfold The leaves turn red; the winds do howl As love blooms, like

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Scary
This Life's Illusions

A Hairy Morning

Sometimes a morning doesn’t begin the way we intend it to.  This was one of those hairy starts! The photo is of the actual culprit,

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Alone
Jackye Smith

Ashes

Where were you When I found myself drowning Caught in the riptide of Unpopular opinion? My only crime  Being who I am Walking my particular

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Poetry
Réven W

All You – 1.12.16

When I think of you and your embrace All I can imagine is your skin. Your skin so soft but rugged Because the small coarse

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Faith
Mollie Lyon

Another Gray December Day

Another gray December day I don’t blame her these last years for not wanting to stay We are left with tears. A December year of

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Bougainvillea Snow 

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A Prose Poem about a Teenage Crush My heart soars like a kite on a windy day, As a silent hello escapes from your mouth.

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The Cosmology of Kindness 

I Entangled photons whispered their wonder to one another,each image a superposition of magic and matter. They moulded the possibility of our meeting,as uncertainty became

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The Boy Who Knew

Three fish swim our streams, of knowledge, visions, and dreams. With rainbow scales and basalt eyes, knowing everything under the blue skies. One remains, and

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Fight
Donald J. Bingle

Poetry Slam

I thought that I would never see A fight regarding poetry. Life can venture nothing worse, Than fisticuffs o’er flowing verse. * If poems 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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BLM
Casey Lawrence

Colossal Woman

You’re tired Hands raw from corrosive soap, children pulling at your hem, baby up every four hours, an ache so deep in the bones that

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Walkey walkey

The Path

Image by Author A butterfly and several friendsHave made their homes withinHow delicate their flutters feelAs they insist that I begin. Few signs stand posted

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Poetry
Stacey Durnin

[the hardest part]

the hardest part of you, inside the softest part of me the stubbornness of your insistent lethargy, unbroken and breaking down the barriers of the

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Faith
This Life's Illusions

Prayer for the Living Soul

Written by a forgetful, wanting, neglectful, dishevelled human who yearns for good, and is thankful for a more religious, perfect constant. I hope this is

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beauty
This Life's Illusions

He chose the moon 

A short poem about love and beauty, or the beauty of love. … Her beauty was the moon Ageless. Pure. Endless. Serenely smiling Softly whispering

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crow
Victoria Mineva

On a Feast

Diving into Triolet I found that Poetry form today on Medium and I decided immediately to try it. I sat with the crow on a

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life challenges
John Wimsatt

Forever Together

You and I are forever together like two birds in flight and the wind guiding our path together. The fish swim in the ocean together

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children's poetry
Michael Robert

Sickly Fred

The sniffles were the first to show, Followed closely by a cough. His nose got bright red and began to flow, The symptoms were real,

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Little things can make you happy in life!
Walker Ikard

LITTLE THINGS MAKE YOU HAPPY

Little things can make you happy in life. A smile from someone you love can brighten up your day. Your dog, licking your hand, showing

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People will never steal your education from YOU!
Walker Ikard

PEOPLE WON’T STEAL THIS FROM YOU

Some people may try to steal your money. Some people may try to steal your car. Also, some people might try to steal your land,

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creepyneighbor
Brittany Johnson

The Neighbor

My neighbors think I’m strange. I can tell when I watch them through my windows, while they look at me from the other side of

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dark
Saim Khurshid

DON’T FEAR

This poem is more of a lullabye from a scene within my Novel—Diaries of the Missing Children: Carsa Rosain Cecil ——————- Don’t fear the dark   Don’t fear

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Walker Ikard

ARE YOUR DREAMS REAL?

Every man or woman has dream within themselves, to reach a goal in life, while there is still time left. They want to find an

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The passage of time is something that can't be stopped by anyone!
Walker Ikard

TIME

Where was I when you passed by? I never seem to recall. Did I smile? I was only a child. You were time, and I

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finding hope
Conor Matthews

A Litany Of Misfortune

I didn’t think it would end like this; A litany of misfortune, To the tune of howls and rambling, Beneath masks, gear, and billion dollar

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identity
Heather Martin

Life: A Paradoxical Feat 

Maybe I wasn’t loud enoughabout my desires—or was I too quiet?I never could tell. Life—a tightrope walk of extremes,fleeing to the shadowsafter too many days

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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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Love
Devyn Beal

Table For One

A Poem About Moving On Last week I made a wish on you Tried my best to make it come true Saw 11:11 for 3

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Elitism

It seems like the world’s gone mad, but that’s not exactly true, it’s the elite that made it bad, and their target is you. The

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Children
This Life's Illusions

Steam Dreams

This poem relates to a time when my children were young. Whenever they were unwell they would like to lie on the sofa covered in

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After
Victoria Mineva

After all

I look at my girl’s Barbie It is indeed cool How perfectly tiny Like the mill in the hill Of artificial beauty That today’s people

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broken heart
Jesmal Jalal

Unspoken

Some say nothing is so wonderful as one sweet little smile. I felt it so doubtful Until it blossomed from your lips. An angel carved

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You can make good money as a songwriter!
Walker Ikard

MAKING MONEY AS A SONGWRITER

Do you want to be a songwriter in the music business? Do you want to make money as a songwriter? First, you will need to

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Love
Neha Radharapu

Crossing the road again

It’s simple.I start crossing the streeton my own and before that, I’m supposed to look left andright andleft again.I take one step forward andno step

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Brush the scars away.

Watching you brush out your knots From your long beautiful hair that I love to run my fingers through Starts me thinking wouldn’t it be

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The Meaning Of The Earth

Upward where the spirit moves, in overtures of pride –phantoms roam through sunken halls and live to harm the cried.Heavenly describes no pavements pure nor

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TzeLin Sam

Coruscant

They are coming for us, Humanoid creatures with bejewelled eyes, A dozen of us against five of them, It started with one…. And then there

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Cherish
Victoria Mineva

No meeting

I loved you long before I met you But in the end, it seems we never meet I was amazed by your soul that strengthens

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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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Black sheep
Claudia Pannozzo

The starting point of a poetic journey

I start from here, the spiral of my DNA inherited through the blood, sweat, and tears of my ancestors.  My roots are here, and I won’t uproot them despite all

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Love is what life is all about!
Walker Ikard

LOVE  

Love is a rainbow in the sky. Love is beauty in your eye. Oh, love is a kiss from the one close to you.  Love

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New
Kawthar al-asadi

Like a lady bug 

Like a lady bug I feel free Wings spread open Acceptance Like the wings of a small lady bug Flying at my own limit Scared,

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Walkey walkey

Sand Between My Toes

Image by Author A stranger walks along the shoreThe water calm as glassTheir footprints leave a lonely trailAvoiding those they pass Their stare is off

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Endure And Be

It whispers, “It’s coming”, And everything goes, Everything turns. But we are here, Forced, To endure and be, Then nothing more. Crying, Cooing Coughing, Croaking.

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Oisin’s Lament

Can I stay, And die amongst the forgotten? Can I live my seconds, Amongst the decayed and rotten? There is no place for me, Where

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fantasy
Andrey Lukyanov

(P.S. poetry series) Opal

Getting drunk on the bottle of wine to keep oneself relaxed, contact the good old feeling, intact with the meaning, maneuvering, thru the poisoned sumac,

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Fitting
Victoria Mineva

Fitting in

There are shaping forms to fit in. Where do I fit in your living? I started my mind cleaning. There are shaping forms to fit

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#connection
Victoria Mineva

Red laces

I watched a K-drama It looked romantic Men showed attitude To be with a woman In keeping red laces From one heart to another All

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Poem
Gerald Washington

A Change In Demeanor

Walking in the UPS Store, I’m excited All three retail cashiers look delighted Helping their customers get what they need I couldn’t wait till it

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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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Love
Neha Radharapu

Stumbling

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You slipped out of my hands like water. Maybe it was because I am used to not having a grip over people and situations that

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falling

I think summers should come every five years. I need to live in the diamond snowbank of your smile and scorch every blue dawn gaze into

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abstract
Franzi Kinzel

Paintings Of The Earth 

Shaped by the tides of the sea, the dance of the wind, the flow of the water and the touch of everything else, she is

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What would you need to live the good life?
Walker Ikard

LIVING THE GOOD LIFE

You can live a good life by being free to choose what and who you become in life. If you can choose your job or

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believe
Amy Christie

Heart Garden

In my heart, a garden grows, A verdant oasis, wild and unhurried. Where love and joy abide, And sorrow does not reside. *** The petals

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Your friends are your treasure in life!
Walker Ikard

FRIENDS

Friends will always help you when you’re down. They’ll bring you back around. You can always call on a true friend when you need help

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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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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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Children
This Life's Illusions

Footnote

A light-hearted, playful poem and a reminder of one of the joys of having young children around!  This is the tale ofWhere you have been;It’s

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better
Victoria Mineva

For today’s mood

A bit of nostalgia Becoming a wish For something much better Then billing or sadness Something like this New career objective Of eternal love in

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