This bleak poem flings forth images that represent each stage of a doomed relationship. (The man in this poem was an original "snowflake," who stunk of basement mold: For those of eagle eye looking for connections . . . )
A poem based on the fabled sirens whose beautiful song led many a ship to be wrecked and it's crew to a watery grave.
Edward Lear published limericks and other nonsense verse in his life time.Here are 10 limerick poems to celebrate his birthday.
This was inspired by a fellow hubber who said she couldn't write poetry - and then proceeded to write a poetic definition of a good poet! I have taken her four criteria and attempted some poetry to illustrate them. You can judge whether I've succeeded or not!
A paper has more patience than people.A little piece of paper can make this world eternal;because paper is eternal.
"Easy To Love" is a poem dedicated to my daughter-in-law. There is also my wedding day prayer, my first anniversary prayer and my everyday Bible prayers for the woman my son has chosen to be his wife.
I can't imagine a life without prayer. As we give our troubles to a higher power we are promised peace. If you haven't tried prayer you are missing the greatest of all gifts. My loss is tolerable ..
I hope that you enjoy my series of ladybug poems. These are poems for children and adults that pay tribute to the humble little ladybug as she teaches us to celebrate our lives, express our individuality, to reflect upon the beauty of nature, and about the boundless potential of the human spirit.
Haiku about the refreshing summer breeze that blows across the land gentle and refreshing. The summer breeze expressed in the form of haiku, read on.
This is the third sequel I have written based on the original poem/song/nursery rhyme "The Owl and the Pussycat Went to Sea" by Edward Lear. It will be part of an ongoing collection called "The New Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat."
Relationships are tender, and fragile. Handle them with delicate care. Appreciating people, for who they are, and avoiding expectations, is the key to healthy, and long lasting relationships. You may repair anything, but not a broken heart or broken trust in relationships.
A ladybug, in her nightly visits, takes a little girl on a dream filled journey to a magical town of ladybugs. One who is charmingly eccentric dazzles you with her fashionable clothes while one owns a bakery and can make exquisite pastries... another has a house with so many stairs you lose count.
This poem was inspired by a visit from a Song Thrush in the trees next to my garden. His song was magical. There are several species of thrush which I also mention here.
Response to a challenge to write a poem with close rhymes to ten given words which don't have perfect rhymes. This sent me off at a tangent from one of those ten words. It's fun writing poetry!
A look at the Spirit of America and the pioneering ideas of her ancestors as seen through poetry and prose. The inspirational prose on New York, in the video by Sri Chinmoy, is indeed truly an amazing piece worth reading.
Sometimes we become stuck in a rut and it becomes easier just to accept life around us and go with the flow. But bravery and change is required to improve society and the world. We can be heroes.
This article features a poem about locks, questions to think about when shutting yourself out from others, and fun facts about keys and these marvels that keep us safe.
A Love Letter to My Mother are expressive words about a mom who battled cancer bravely. It was the last Valentine's Day gift that was given by her daughter.
Two poems expressing the exquisite beauty and Light of nature; its joy of inner experience, as well as some quotes and songs from the Seer-visionary Sri Chinmoy
I wrote these poems to inspire people to make the most out of their lives. That things aren't always as bad as they seem, and our actions determine out happiness and contentment to a large degree. life is also short so don't waste it.
Both Light and shadow, are the dance of Love. She gives us thorns with Her left hand and roses with Her right. She hides seeds in the arid desert and shoots of lush foliage in an oasis, at the appropriate time and place.
We are technologically advancing and progressing. But we are also progressing in making weapons of mass destruction. Where we are heading to? This poem is an effort to understand that.
Another collection of poetry I wrote about viewing morning sunsets and evening sunrises from my window
2018's Poetry Month inspired me so much, despite the fact that I wrote only 20 of the required 30. I decided to publish the remaining drafts for the month of May. They are all based on my recent travels in New Zealand & Australia. I hope you enjoy them. Also included is a poem by Kimberley Mann.
What is a mermaid? No-one truly knows. Real or mythical, these poems reflect thoughts beyond realities, and how mermaids can be shaped to conform to the ideal of anyone’s perception.
Acrostic name poems are simple poems in which the first letter of each line forms a word or phrase vertically, it uses each letter of the name to begin an inspiring phrase.
Sudden death is tragic to families and loved ones. Words barely describe how the devastation changes lives forever. This poem follows a sister's grief after the death of her brother to gun violence.
This article contains a poem about a forest, an introduction and some interesting facts about woodlands around the globe.
These poems are based on my experience on the Indian Pacific, a bucket list journey across the Nullarbor Plain of Australia. It's an hospitable ride across an inhospitable semi-desert and is like no other train journey I've undertaken. Ride with me on this silver streak!
A poem that exposes the twisted mentality of the trophy hunter and this blood sport from the animals’ perspective.
This is a collection of poems about heartbreak that the author penned himself. The poems attempt to explore the different emotions expressed during a heartbreak.
This is my take on the popular Bible story of David and Goliath from the Bible put written in rhyming verse.
This hub features information about different types of capitalism and a poem about that economic system. I've also included names of books about capitalism in this article.
This poem is based on the fantasy/psychological thriller novel "Everville" authored by Clive Barker. This is a book taken "off the shelf" of my bookcase in my study.
This poem is about simplicity and we humans need to practise, living in a worry free environment and creating an attitude of rest.
An acrostic poem is written so that you can read a word downwards using the first letter of each letter. Each line starts with a word beginning with the designated letter. Here are examples of acrostic name poems using names of boys.
If there is a hell on earth, it would be a boyfriend or girlfriend's insane jealousy. So find out the best way to deal with jealousy.
Are you feeling depressed, confused, lonely, anxious,weary with worries. Lay it on Mother Nature's lap and let Her heal you with her timeless,soothing,healing whispers.
Going through my old sketchbook I came across a few drawings that I had long since forgotten about. Well, I had the idea of including a couple of them as illustrations for my poetry. This poem was written as a story to describe one of those sketches.
Here are my thoughts regarding the effects on Christchurch of the earthquakes in 2010 & 2011. The contrast of before and after left me feeling sad but the stoicism of the people creates huge respect. Five poems express my feelings.
This article includes a poem, an introduction, and the meanings associated with walls in literature.
“Whispers of Thunder” has the same beat and rhythm as “Sound of Silence” by Simon and Garfunkel, made into rhyming song lyrics. Video included. Enjoy!
Sometimes we forget who we used to be. And then something comes along and smacks you in the memory department!
This poem is another in my "Off the Shelf" series. This time the subject is the unpleasant reality of domestic violence.
Nature inspired me to write poems about sunrises and sunsets, just by looking out the window, a decade ago.
A reflective look at society's ails ... the helplessness we feel, even while striving to love, amidst a background of pain and indifference
I think most operating room nurses and techs will connect with this poem. It is what we do most days of the week.
As the old man reflects on his life, the mistakes and choices he's made, he comes to realize the only thing that matters is his capacity to love.
Through poetry and quotes, this article expresses the significant role that fathers play in our lives. Fathers give love, guidance, feelings of self-worth and a moral compass by which to live.
Visitations of the deceased appear to us unexpectedly in life forms. If we are attentive, and believe, we can see our loved ones as they are here with us in the spirit realm.
Turning 18 is the first big step when growing into adulthood. Overnigt you are held responsible for your own actions. Scary but also exiting.
This is a collection of poems about the end of a relationship and all of the mixed emotions that can come with it.
Through inspiring pictures, a poem relating a story about an angel and a message she brings, a poem about giving and the blessings we receive, and quotes about angels, I hope that this article will truly inspire readers to see that angels can be our guides for living on earth.
Have you ever wished for a sign from someone who has passed on? Dimes From Heaven is a beautiful description of that exact wish!
These poems honor mothers for the contribution they give to their children's lives. Mothers nurture our bodies, minds, and souls. By providing us with a loving and safe environment in which to grow, they cultivate psychological health and enable us to realize our full potential.
There is a certain monumental act which goes unnoticed, though it deserves the world’s applause. It is the choice to become mothers to other women's children. This article is dedicated to these women.
My love, distract my eyes with your two adoring riped twin fruits inbetween your two branch & shut my heart to lust for Delilah.
Humor should be an essential part of your day. You could find some humor with haiku poems. I hope my hilarious haikus about friends make you appreciate your funny friends...
The art of Vladimir Volegov forms a perfect accompaniment to this ode to memory and magic, love and longing.
It is common for us as human beings to judge others. We tend to compare and compete, analyze and label each other, as we try to establish our own value in this world. A poem is offered.
Like a woman An orchid is a beautiful flower Like her foundation Its stem is strong yet flexible Like her skin The petals are silky soft to the touch Compared to her feminine body An orchid's form is curvaceous Like her...
My last cycling trip down the road A few middle aged men in lycra Wave from a 1.5 m distance Riding the opposite way Their faces covered by masks Headphones tight in their ears While they push up the hill Their faces red with exhaustion Wrinkled with worry
When you pass homeless persons on the street, see them through the eyes of poetry. Remove the lenses that distort your perceptions. You will clearly see images of humanity and dignity in the homeless.
Many women give up breastfeeding because their expectations do not match reality. This poem tries to change naiive expectations with a humorous look at the reality of breastfeeding a newborn
Three corgis made of bronze stand on a street in Christchurch. They inspired me to write two poems about these quirky creatures. A bit of fun to entertain and also some facts to provide a little education.
A set of limericks about my personal life stage, of 'enforced' retirement, that reflect my thoughts, my feelings, and my experiences, and that can affect us all at various times. I hope that you approve..
Continuing my trip round New Zealand's South Island, we look at the Taramakau River, a braided river and consider its amazing qualities. Topographical Map & photographic views from the sky. I hope you enjoy it.
My life - A million pieces, A puzzle, incomplete. So many roads I've taken, With trusting, hopeful feet. Dreams have died, Yet others bloomed, No sense in looking back, At times, the light shone brightly Along my chosen track. ...
More poems about angels in Heaven from my 2nd chapbook of poetry, inspired by my grandfather's death, a decade ago
Two more poems exploring ideas that fly into my head! I thought of the possible difficulties with breathing and also of the rhythms that come with sleep & how words are exhaled as we sleep.
I wrote this poem to highlight the high number of missing persons and unsolved murders committed each year. Particular reference is made to the 'backpacker murders' in Australia in the 1990's.
These three poem will help heal a broken heart and if you have ever been cheated in a relation then you will surely be able to connect with my poems.
This article contains a poem for my Grandmother, an introduction, and data about different types of flowers.
A man with integrity reflects on a man who takes care of his family. He has a compassionate heart. He stands up for his beliefs. He puts his family first. He is determined to succeed. He enjoys life being a stand up man who loves his family.
I took this photo in Seville, Spain. This is the lovely courtyard at Palacio de Las Dunas. There is a charm and enchantment to the location and I imagined a romantic meeting, a time long ago on an August night, inspiring this poem.
Everytime is like the first time As my world opens and you come walking through Everytime is like the first time As you move closer and take up all my view
Investigating types of paths and reading books about the spiritual relationship between nature and mankind, I was inspired to write some verses. The poems are based on my childhood, growing up on the South Downs of Sussex. Walk along some paths with me and see what we find!
Many people may find this poem confronting or rather unpleasant in its subject matter, but it does contain some unfortunate truths prevalent in society today that need addressing rather than being ignored or swept under the carpet.
A poem about a beautiful young girl who sits at the window reliving the past and her lost love. Watched by a man who falls in love with the tragic figure at the window.
Recently, while on a train journey, I was overwhelmed to see the vast, green agricultural fields, some ready to harvest crops. My heart was filled with gratitude for the farmers, who work so hard to grow the food for everyone. How little do we know about the life of the farmer and their hardships?
Flowers are perhaps the most beautiful creations of the Mother Nature. Capturing their beauty in the camera is not easy. Their tenderness and their fragrance, can’t be captured. I love to capture their beauty, as they blossom.They have a short lifespan. But in pictures, their beauty lasts forever.
After surviving the many hurdles of life, a couple's mature love forms a lasting union. Through their journey, couples in long term relationships celebrate the strength of sustained, romantic love.
Found poetry, which can also be a form a visual poetry, is when you take an exististing text and rearrange it, highlight it, cut it out, or in some other way alter it to make an original poem.
Snowflakes are beautiful creations of nature. Expressing the beauty of snowflakes in haiku form attempts to capture that beauty in 17 syllables. Haiku can be difficult to create because it forces you to think of nature at its most basic and pure.
This narrative poem summarizes the major plot point's in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. This poem serves to help the reader to better understand this classic play.
A poem about endings and beginnings. Things happen and life changes. You have to accept that change and know that better things are in store for you.
A poem about the bittersweet moment of having the strength to watch as your adult child leaves the nest. It's all about the memories of them as a child, colliding with the adult them; and the realization that no matter how old they get, they will always be your child.
Alone in old folks home is about a person waking up in a nursing home with no resemblance to his home. Wondering why God left him here with nothing to do but sit and stew waiting on visitors who plan their exit before arriving. He wishes someone would come take him away.
What the King James Version of the Bible refers to as God’s shining face or as “the light of His countenance” is translated in newer versions as His smile.This poem is a prayer for God to smile on us.
This is my first attempt at writing an Acrostic poem and I hope you get some closeness to the Holy Spirit!
A brief history and poem about the valour of beautiful and courageous individuals in the Underground Railroad.
Abecedarian poetry is related to alphabetical order in some way. In this article, I share five poems in the category as well as nature facts that inspired the poetry.
I've included books featuring swampy areas, a poem about these environments, and information about swamps in this article.
The PawSox are moving from Pawtucket in 2021. This season, the 2020 season, was supposed to be their farewell soiree. Those circumstances, and an age-old limerick inspired this piece of poetry.
Mothers, motherhood, and mothering are perfect subjects for poetry because of the deep emotional ties between mother and child.
Self-sacrifice has never been a popular topic, but we all admire those who have been willing to live such lives. It is much more difficult to take that step ourselves, but when we do, amazing things happen.
This narrative poem is an exciting retelling of the myth of the minotaur, a terrifying monster with the head of the bull and the body of a man, stalking through a labyrinth on the Isle of Crete for his human sacrificial prey.
A world of peeling paint and mildew, Where things stop working like clapped out minds. Looking across desolate concrete, I wonder why hope is so hard to find, I wonder where dreams go, When the dreamer gives up and looks the other way ...
I think that alot of us have always had a sort of romantic notion of cowboys. Away from the peering eyes of society and trappings of a more conventional life, these individuals symbolize adventure, independence, and a free spirit which have always captured our imaginations and fascination.
Personal finance in a poetry form exploring the feelings and sense of losing a job. If you've been there before, this will hopefully be a vivid reminder. If you haven't, this will be a preview.
Are you a slave? Maybe you are and you don't know it yet. For all of us, this is a question worth answering. If it turns out that the answer is yes, where do you go from here? How do you respond?
Old friendships are best; and an old friend who is a close friend is a divine favor. This poem describes and expresses appreciation for the sweet pleasure and joy of a long-term good friendship.
Poetry is a play on words, using structure and verse form. A poet's play on words and rhyme comes forth most eloquently through a sacred process, as he pulls from the most intimate places of his soul.
Just a little poem I wrote to pass the time. I guess the idea may stem from the usual writer's feelings of "despite all my hard work will I ever be successful in the literary field?"
We follow paths to explore, or to take us to familiar places. We follow career paths. However, we don't always take the right path but learn along the way to make an educated decision regarding which ones to follow.
Random acts of violence are assaulting our souls almost daily. Let us attempt to eradicate these random acts of violence in the world with random acts of kindness and love.
Connecting with nature regularly leads us to a spiritual awakening. As we become one with Mother Earth our own value increases. This powerful increase in self-love reaches out to all mankind. Our spiritual center is recognized.
The lyric "I'm the first-born unicorn/Of a self-exalted nation" popped into my head and I couldn't NOT write this song...
Three poems tell the story of a failed romance when still in love, and the attempts at working on the relationship with the intent of making it last.
The word "Lucifer" represents both good and evil. In this article I explore the meaning of the word in prose and poetry The article was created in honour of National Poetry Month.
The circle as a sign of eternity is well represented in nature. The shapes of celestial bodies, orbits of planets, solar systems and galaxies, follow the circular/elliptic form. Through poetry and essay, we look at the possibility that man, too, might be following the circular path.
This poem tells the life story of any oak tree as progress and development encroaches on its environment.
Palaces in India are full of antiquity and elegance. Here are the Poems on the mighty City Palace of Udaipur, elegant Hawa Mahal of Jaipur, wealthy Laxmi Vilas Palace of Vadodara, and the magnificent New Palace of Kolhapur.
This article includes a poem and song titles about trains. I've also included facts about railways and trains with related symbolism.
Siblings are like the branches of a tree. They may grow in opposite directions, but are united at the roots. If the roots are strong and firm to the ground, nothing can separate them, no matter where they go.
Three poems of love and appreciation for that special man in your life. An expression of friendship, intimacy and romance between soul-mates.
A poem about rivers along with information about rivers in the U.S. and in literature is in this article.
This article includes a poem, songs with cloud in the title, and information about different cloud types.
A poem about terminal illness and how you should act towards someone who has been told they have an incurable disease and they don't have long to live.
In everyday life we all have "first impressions." Where will they lead? Some considerations. Written during the decade of the turbulent 1960s with some history of those times.
This poem asks the question, "why do people blame their moods on the weather?" After all, it is really up to us to control our moods and feelings no matter what the situation, weather etc. It is too easy to place the blame on other things rather than ourselves.
The rules of 'burbing are simple: ride every road in a suburb in a single bike ride. If you add the challenge of "without a map," though, even with those simple rules it can be a difficult task. And then there's the question no one wants to ask or answer: Um..what happens if you miss a street?
It hurts when I look at you You chin raised so high So full of self-virtue You don’t hear my cry Your eyes full of judgement As you survey around Your lips spill your disappointment As my confidence you pound Your...
In this short collection, I wrote haiku poetry concerning the four elements (water, fire, air, and earth).
Poems inspired by the Lighthouse on the beach at Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset and by the digging of lugworms for bait. The history of the lighthouse is inextricably linked to the present day, as it now has a tourist rather than marine rôle.
To find your soul mate and share your life with them is the most incredible thing on the face of the Earth. Birthdays are a great time to celebrate such a relationship. Here is a poem for mine on his birthday. Hope you enjoy it as he did.
This article features a poem about how sunrise can inspire memories. Facts about our star, and songs with sun in the title are included.
Adrienne Rich is an astonishing woman who has used her writings to confront matters of women’s oppression and the need for women’s liberation from a world of male domination (Pope, “Rich’s Life and Career”). “Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers”...
This article contains data about lighthouses, four books about the topic, and a poem about a fictional lighthouse keeper.
Narcissistic Personality Disordered individuals gain our trust with convincing facades of helpfulness and kindness. Then, once they have our trust, they will turn our entire world upside down.
The Face of a Woman is a poem about the most beautiful sight in the world. A woman's face shows every emotion and communicates with precision. A woman's face can slay the beast in a man's soul.
These two poems are far removed from my usual style of poetry which is usually inspirational and encouraging. Though I can't really say these poems aren't those things, they do come from a much deeper and darker side of the psyche.
A poem about hard work and hard times in the textile mills with a brief history of the textile industry.
This article features a poem about being shipwrecked, ideas about beach symbolism, and titles of three novels on the subject.
Ok, it is another article/poem about the coronavirus. Well, sort of. Actually I hope it provides some light-hearted relief from all the stress and worry the virus is causing everyone.
Ending a complicated relationship is a difficult task with many mixed feelings for the couple. This article uses the Villanelle poetry form to illustrate the back and forth intensity of a break up.