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Weekly Poetry Stuffage > Week 419 (July 26-August 1) Poems Topic: Sunset

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message 1: by C. J., Cool yet firm like ice (new)

C. J. Scurria (goodreadscomcj_scurria) | 4263 comments You have until the 1st of August to post a poem and from the 2nd to around the 6th of August, we’ll vote for which one we thought was best!

Please post directly into the topic and not a link. Please don’t use a poem previously used in this group. Only one submission per person is allowed.

Your poem can be of any length!

This week’s topic is: Sunset

The rules are pretty loose. You could write a poem about anything that has to do with the subject/photo but it must relate to the topic somehow.

Most of all have fun!


message 2: by Samantha (new)

Samantha (sclough1836gmailcom) | 49 comments Sunset

I love watching you sink into oblivion.
I love the way you paint the sky.
You’re doing the same things, but everyday is different.
You’re the center of the universe, and you’re slowly dying.
You give life and death.
Everyone needs you.
Plants, animals, and humans can’t live without you.
And yet, we’re powerless to help you.
We can’t save you.
Everyday, you circle us with light and hope, but we continue to do the same things.
I’m sorry.
I’ll die long before you will, but I’ll watch you sink everyday.


message 3: by Garrison (new)

Garrison Kelly (cybador) | 9462 comments Beautifully written, Samantha! I love what you've done with the topic! :)


message 4: by Samantha (new)

Samantha (sclough1836gmailcom) | 49 comments Thank you very much!


message 5: by Arun (last edited Jul 28, 2018 11:56AM) (new)

Arun Iyer (aruniyer) | 369 comments Sunset

The sun sets at the edge of the ocean,
But still, the water did not turn to steam,
Nor the sun's heat was lost in commotion,
Harmony of opposites, it would seem.

However "seems" it is, indeed, it is,
For such an edge, indeed, does not exist,
The perfect harmony we see in front,
Is as ephemeral as that moment.

For eons, it was a picture of love,
The tryst of the hot yang and the cold yin,
Mayhaps, people understood and behove,
That love was just a sunset, from within.


message 6: by Edward (last edited Jul 29, 2018 02:41PM) (new)

Edward Davies | 1727 comments Title : Sunset To Sunrise
Poet : Edward Davies

The sun sets slowly
Drops behind
The skyline’s vast horizon

The pinkish hue
Does strike me blind
Blood soaked sky the sun dies in

The darkness plunges
Day to dusk
And leaves us filled with mourning

What will the sunrise
Promise us
When tomorrow is dawning?


message 7: by M (last edited Jul 31, 2018 05:08PM) (new)

M | 11350 comments An Impending Divorce

From reeds, a marsh bird squawked as day expired,
then flapped away into the rippling gloom.
The sound awakened her. The paneled room
had grown dim, as though day had left it tired.

A highball glass, a pool of condensation,
remained of sunset’s tonic and lime slice.
She rubbed her eyes, recalled her dad’s advice,
unplugged the phone, reviewed her situation.

At length she went out on the patio.
The insects’ chorus, the outdated tiles,
welcomed, as of almost-forgotten smiles.
The marsh retained the last of Monday’s glow.

The shore, the pier, would give her room to think,
and there were ice cubes for another drink.


message 8: by Fidel (new)

Fidel  Love (fidelmlove) | 48 comments "Ball of Flames"

Light in the sky
Inspiring smiles
Spiraling high
Admired for miles
Bringing us warmth
And comforting peace
Oddly, not what we want
when we sleep
Are we saying goodnight?
Our sunshine is fading
No more smiles
with the darkness awaiting
Once was admired
We're at fault and to blame
For how it caught fire
And it's going down as a ball of flames

by Fidel M. Love


message 9: by C. J., Cool yet firm like ice (new)

C. J. Scurria (goodreadscomcj_scurria) | 4263 comments Wow, glad to see so many people posting (and also some who haven't done so in a while). Hello everyone!


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