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message 1: by Laura (new)

Laura Crean | 246 comments Mod
Please feel free to post random or every day poems here in this thread.


message 2: by Denise (new)

Denise Baer Here's a poem from my poetry eBook, Sipping a Mix of Verse by Denise Baer

Time

Time melts with age.
Solid youth a poor listener
concerning wilted eras.
Unprepared for this stage,
body and mind a foreigner,
apart from a checklist of errors.

Reflect on love,
healer of anxieties,
pull closer to the Promised Land.
Sleep sound, a peaceful dove.
Open your heart to pieties,
when He extends a forgiving hand.


message 3: by Laura (new)

Laura Crean | 246 comments Mod
beautiful


message 4: by Denise (new)

Denise Baer Thanks, Laura.


message 6: by Nikitha (new)

Nikitha Hingad (NikithaHingad) | 7 comments Negative emotions

A Grudge is a goblet of venom
Taken sip by sip
And wishing other's fall
But the poison running
down your veins

Envy is a deadliest poison
killing self confidence
A Dark shade of emotion
Drowning person
Into deep evil ocean

Revenge is a curse reversed
Burning with own hands
Tearing ones soul apart
Sin takes birth

Hatred is a crop
Grown with expectations
Of victorious fruit
But often results
to corruption of soil

Negative emotions
Is mirror that tell lies
Showing the contrary
Of reality

To extinguish fire
Kerosene is impostor
And water is seen as harm
When a burning heart
In need of love
Grows hatred..

©nikithahingad


message 7: by Nikitha (new)

Nikitha Hingad (NikithaHingad) | 7 comments From my book philia and sophia. I hope you buy and review recommend it :-)


message 8: by Laura (new)

Laura Crean | 246 comments Mod
a stormy view of emotions there Nikitha


message 9: by Nikitha (new)

Nikitha Hingad (NikithaHingad) | 7 comments Lol.. Just expressing negativity


message 10: by Laura (new)

Laura Crean | 246 comments Mod
Well there is always the negative where there is the positive - thanks for sharing. :)


message 11: by Laura (new)

Laura Crean | 246 comments Mod
Silent Bullying

Whispering, whispering behind every door,
gossip and judgement that’s hard to ignore.
Malicious, vindictive, spiteful and planned,
all done in a vacuum, all spread second hand.
The bully is silent, sneaky and worse,
spreads subtle rumours like casting a curse.
The magic is dark and it creeps through the cracks,
it isolates, violates, cuts like an axe.
And it’s hard for the victim to understand why
such lies and deception to them is applied,
when nobody speaks of the truth that can cleanse
because nobody asks for the victim’s defense –
Why would they? How could they? When they’ve already been told
by the wind and the grapevine – that news is so old!
Often the judged don’t even know they have been,
that’s the plan of the devil – the truth can’t be seen,
it is buried and hidden, locked up with a key
that is only known to the liar on their murderous spree!
It is funny how nobody questions the facts,
they are happy to follow in one person’s well laid tracks.
And as the life of an innocent falls down round their ears
the karma just builds more momentum through the years.
God knows who is guilty and whose heart has been stained
by the snake of deception - by Lucifer trained,
and he asks for no proof, he needs no defense
because God judges all people at the sinner’s expense.
© 2013 Laura Crean

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwHWW...


message 12: by Clarissa (new)

Clarissa Simmens | 64 comments So terribly true! I once wrote a poem that I didn't mind the liar as much as the so-called "friends" who believed the liar. It is very painful and the injustice is sometimes too hard to bear, yet we do...


message 13: by Clarissa (new)

Clarissa Simmens | 64 comments Something in the air. Yesterday I wrote this and I call it my sorry-I-looked-into-the-mirror-today poem

KABUKI THEATRE MASK

Kabukis were originally female prostitutes
Most women fit that description
Even married ones
Even ones with our own career
Singing, Dancing, Acting
For the dollar
Really brought home when aging
Face with lines carved by a hard life
Like a Kabuki Theatre Mask
Etchings worsened by makeup
Prized high cheekbones
Make shallow pools under eroded eyes
As if wearing John Lennon specs
Naturally rounded
Incised lines in fragile, declining skin
The nose is a nose
Larger with age
But the mouth
Despite years of smiling
(As I tap danced for work supervisors,
Lovers, husbands, friends)
Downturned
Feel like the Bride of Chucky
Still under the spell of the ventriloquist
Tell me what to say
My Kabuki face is all
Lines, lines, lines
I’m no longer a child, yet (like my teen years)
Despite the creases
Despite the inevitability of real health problems
That may appear
I’m still looping about my face…

© 2015 Clarissa Simmens


message 14: by Laura (new)

Laura Crean | 246 comments Mod
Oh very good Clarissa. I think most women will relate to this poem. The mask of a woman may take on many forms I think. You have inspired the theme for the coming week I think. Masks is a worthy metaphor to explore.


message 15: by Clarissa (new)

Clarissa Simmens | 64 comments Thanks, Laura. Masks and mirrors!


message 16: by Michele (new)

Michele | 106 comments "...lines carved by a hard knife"..."the Bride of Chucky" wow!

Makes me consider my own self image as I age...changing it... Perhaps others see me as old, but I see myself as simply the same me, a bit wiser and more insightful....


message 17: by Michele (new)

Michele | 106 comments Laura wrote: "Silent Bullying

Whispering, whispering behind every door,
gossip and judgement that’s hard to ignore.
Malicious, vindictive, spiteful and planned,
all done in a vacuum, all spread second hand.
The..."


Laura wrote: "Silent Bullying

Whispering, whispering behind every door,
gossip and judgement that’s hard to ignore.
Malicious, vindictive, spiteful and planned,
all done in a vacuum, all spread second hand.
The..."


Cannot figure out where to post this, Laura. You have touched on a painful time of my life with this poem. The gossip....like a knife can rip open a person's very being. Let us both stand strong in our own beauty and smile knowing we are the Beloved.


message 18: by Clarissa (new)

Clarissa Simmens | 64 comments Michele, yes, you are right. We are the same with the added attraction of wisdom and insight!


message 19: by Clarissa (new)

Clarissa Simmens | 64 comments Denise wrote: "Here's a poem from my poetry eBook, Sipping a Mix of Verse by Denise Baer

Time

Time melts with age.
Solid youth a poor listener
concerning wilted eras.
Unprepared for this stage,
body and ..."


Beautiful imagery, Denise. Wish I didn't have a love-hate relationship with time!


message 20: by Clarissa (new)

Clarissa Simmens | 64 comments Nikitha wrote: "Negative emotions

A Grudge is a goblet of venom
Taken sip by sip
And wishing other's fall
But the poison running
down your veins

Envy is a deadliest poison
killing self confidence
A Dark sh..."


"Envy is a deadliest poison..." So true, Nikitha. Lovely poem for an ugly emotion!


message 21: by Denise (new)

Denise Baer Clarissa wrote: "Beautiful imagery, Denise. Wish I didn't have a love-hate relationship with time!


Thank you so much, Clarissa. I think everyone has that kind of relationship with time. The older I get, time speeds up.


message 22: by Laura (new)

Laura Crean | 246 comments Mod
Thanks for the involvement girls. I think masks give way to so many issues - things that people are hiding or running from, or a particular side of their personality that they want to portray. They also protect us don't they? So we don't have to give away how hurt we feel when others penetrate our vulnerabilities. I think our masks definitely grow more complex the older we get, the more crap we have to deal with and the harder we have to work to "Save face" maybe? Glad this conversation is going on and the poetry is great girls.


message 23: by Clarissa (new)

Clarissa Simmens | 64 comments We poets just cannot help writing. So cathartic for us!


message 24: by Laura (new)

Laura Crean | 246 comments Mod
yep! It's like thinking with a pen for me sometimes - just have to go with the flow and see what surfaces LOL


message 25: by Clarissa (new)

Clarissa Simmens | 64 comments :-)


message 26: by Jt (new)

Jt (overthemoonglow) “Woodstock At Summer's Edge”

the white sea opened itself while sweeter waters hid other stars

fifty years ago, the rural village of Bethel was invaded by devices of change

as the naked frolic in idyllic lakes, the scene flower power offspring germinated seeds of love


amplifiers re-tuned to hiss and soften the thunder

a bit of the dirtiness and loveliness too

we are made of dust and silver tears in dreams

green, pristine hills arch above the main stage

only to be transformed alive, under a breathless sunset


the faintest wind chases fever spirits for us tonight

fields so trampled, the colour of earth's mud tainted

war threatened the skies only applause could quell

seekers, hundreds of thousands without maps in order to navigate the merry madness

a story of a garden bares its secrets to those who listen with intent


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