A work of poetry and predominantly prose, to express the universality and inter-connectedness of Life ... that the Creator and Creation are one and consequently, seeking the Supreme Gardener, is infinitely more important, than the fruits of the garden itself.
This article features a poem about renovation and interesting materials for building houses is provided.
A marriage troubled by broken trust can lead to the decision to end it. Staying together to save a broken marriage is a viable choice for those couples who want to save their marriage and not end it.
This is my take on the popular Bible story of David and Goliath from the Bible put written in rhyming verse.
Secret obsessions take over emotions and cloud good judgment. We yearn for that secret love to fulfill all of our dreams. We want to act on it but realize our obsession is best lived out as fantasy.
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.
Prayers to say before bed are extremely important expressions. Prayers can certainly help you sleep better by releasing stress and tensions of the day through your spoken words or thoughts. Here are several prayers to say before bed. They encompass a variety of situations you might incur...
This poem is about the struggles of abuse and how we should realize that we are worth this life and we are stronger than we think.
I was recently introduced to a poem by William Henry Davies titled "Leisure". This poem "No More Unicorns" was inspired by reading that poem.
A humorous poem about apologies, the non-apology apology, and advice about the proper way to apologize. Just saying "I'm sorry" is a good start but not enough.
Staring at the sky fascinates me, anytime in the day, evening, or night. The many soothing colours forming in the sky, and it’s vastness inspires, and motivates to move forward, and keep going. They remind us of the unlimited possibilities, we have in our lives.
A poem on living life the right way. Live and let live, be happy and carefree, let others live and fulfill all their dreams. Live life and enjoy.
Nature inspired me to write poems about sunrises and sunsets, just by looking out the window, a decade ago.
A large number of new wave poets are now posting their poetry on Instagram. I decided to join this new trend of writing ultra-short poems specifically for Instagram too.
If you want to make a contribution to the World, to make others happy, to spread joy and happiness; the time is right here, right now. Happinesses is not something, to be postponed. No more excuses of being busy, or having no opportunities. Spread happiness by little acts of kindness and compassion.
Life is not always certain. Act now, perform duties, fulfill desires, make amends with relationships, forget and forgive, spread happiness. As towards the end of your life, you may look back, and realize that there was a lot you could do.
A poem to offer some inspiration when life seems to be dealing you the bad hand of cards or offering you lemons. There is always light at the end of the tunnel or other blessings not at first noticable.
We all have hopes and dreams for our lives, but how about for our world? This is a poem about what I want for the world.
This hub features information about different types of capitalism and a poem about that economic system.
I wrote this poem to honor my piano teacher. She was a brilliant musician and a gifted soul placed on Earth briefly to share her incredible insight into music and people. I've also included fun facts about pianos.
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.
Who are these ghosts from the past? Ourselves at different stages of our lives, the people we loved, and the memories left behind of those we cherished.
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!
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.
Christian Easter poems for children will give each young person a chance to use their memory skills and gain public speaking experience in a fun way. They also learn to work together successfully...
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.
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...
This is my take on the song 12 days of Christmas. A haiku for each day of Christmas to remind us what the season is all about.
This article features a poem about being shipwrecked along with ideas about beach symbolism in literature with three classic novels.
An Angry Dragon is a metaphor in which I use to describe Debilitating Depression, Anxiety, and/or PTSD. The heroes of an Angry Dragon are its sufferers who live every day of their lives in its grip.
Marriage is a union between two people that exudes love. To my future husband, I hope that these words find you and that when we finally join together, our love will be divine.
A poem advocating that change must first take place in the Spiritual Heart or the Human Psyche, before it spreads to the outer world.
This article celebrates the Christmas holiday in verse while providing some data about the holiday around the world. I also explore poetic uncertainty and what is meant by the poetic technique of "cancellations."
The nuclear industry makes billions from building and maintaining nuclear power stations. It is not in their financial interest to broadcast just how dangerous they are.
This is about the amazing, undeniable bond between a mother and her son that will never be forgotten and cannot be driven away by any force or by any distance. Because of this bond, they hear each other's agonies and feel each other's pains, with no effort at all.
The frequency of senseless killings of the innocent seems to be on the rise in our communities. It breaks the heart of a nation to hear about the violent, preventable death of another human being.
This poem takes the stages of love and equates them to nature's seasons. It is a good read for Wedding Orders of Service or vows, or as a nice poem to present to a loved one or spouse.
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 ..
This poem is another in my "Off the Shelf" series. This time the subject is the unpleasant reality of domestic violence.
A poem that compares toy wooden soldiers to many people today who tend to blindly follow authority without questioning the validity or morality of the decisions, laws, and actions made on their behalf.
This article features a poem about how sunrise can inspire memories. Facts about our sun are also included.
A lyric I wrote back in the summer of 2012 about hiding who we really are from the world in order to protect ourselves from the hurt, the pain, and the negativity that can come our way.
Does time erase the deep feelings and love we have for our dear mothers? Will the pain ever ease to know they are gone forever? This poem explores one view.
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?
In this article, I dedicated a poem to the Father, discussed the relationship of colors and literature, and I Provided some usual symbolic meanings of colors in poetry and other creative works.
As I think about what would be considered the perfect spiritual animal for me, I have always thought mostly of a bird. Their freedom of flight and beautiful grace makes me feel at peace.
When desperation takes over our lives, we might wonder why The Lord does not come right away to take us to Heaven. This poem explains the reason why The Lord is waiting for just the right moment!
Grateful hearts are joyful hearts that have an overflowing desire to share their gifts of Divine Truths, love and happiness with others!
You're privileged if you can fall back on happy childhood memories. I had the luck to be one of those and I thank my parents for that.
What happens when we dream? Are they sometimes prophetic or are they just nonsense and mean nothing?
Road rage is something that most of us have experienced and the more vehicles that take to the road the more road rage incidents will occur. It is a topic I have never written about before so I thought it was about time in this poem.
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.
My poem, "Autumn in Our Backyard," which I dedicate to my husband, is slated to appear my forthcoming collection, "As Tulips Dance and Sway."
This poem is titled correctly, "An Interlude." It just came to me in a short time frame and I went with it. I hope you enjoy the read.
The trial is your "now," but soon it will be your "how." You'll make it through, and you'll look back in awe at how you did it.
A good love poem is better than any valuable gift to a girl. A short love poem for a girl can be a memorable gift for her. Here is a collection of some great and unique short love poems which you should not miss.
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.
My grandchildren live far away in Asia. When they visit, it is a very special time. Writing poems about their activities helps me remember good times. These memories are from their visit in 2015.
Mounting debts, nature's wrath, crop failures, market volatility and the politics. A farmer entrapped in the vicious circle.
This article includes a poem, snow symbolism in literature, and two works featuring snow as part of the story.
A poem dedicated to my mother, Helen Richardson, for Mother's Day 2018. Dreams can hold more than mere fancy; they can offers solace and comfort and healing.
My sister, My sibling, What have you done? Betrayed me, Dismayed me, Who have you become? Our father Our mother Grow older, regress My heart aches I care take Yet feel no duress They raised us They praised us Yet...
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.
A poem about hard work and hard times in the textile mills with a brief history of the textile industry.
An Advent calendar is part of the lead-up to Christmas for many people. The calendar gives a small gift each day. Helping someone else every day is a different way to celebrate Advent.
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!
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.
In this short collection, I wrote haiku poetry concerning the four elements (water, fire, air, and earth).
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.
Acrostic poems I wrote a decade ago on heaven's angelic orchestra and dedicates it to lost loved ones
Automatic surrealist poetry, where unconsciousness gravitates and seizes the illogical events, showing that surreal dimensional world contrary to the logical mind.
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.
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.
“Riders On The Storm” (by, The Doors), is the choice rhythm and beat in which this short story, made into fun song lyrics, (below), can be sang to. Video included. Enjoy!
When we look at the world today and the constant fear of terrorism and hence a fear of allowing refugees, asylum seekers, immigrants (or whatever we choose to call them) into our society it bares remarkable similarities to how our body rejects foreign bodies introduced to it.
A defining moment. A gambler might call it betting the whole stack. It is a moment of decision, after which nothing will ever be the same.
In acknowledgement of National Poetry Month, haiku style poems are offered in honor of the lives lost in recent terror attacks around the world.
These three poems follow the stages of a failed romance with attempts at working on the relationship with the intent of making it last.
Fall and Spring and bring the Santa Ana winds which begin as a welcomed warm caress and build in intensity to destructive gales. Haiku verse describes that progression in few words
This is an ode to the beautiful mountains of N.C., along with information about national parks there.
Free verse dramatic love poetry by Ryan C. Beitler, Free verse poetry, poetry, lyric poetry, dramatic poetry
Endless love is a treasure that flows, tenderly and fragrantly; its sweetness enchants our path with an amazing, vibrant energy from the unprecedented joy it brings! True love is eternal.
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.
My original poem, "Between Broken Poems," touts the efficacy of "broken poems" as receptacles for much of life's vicissitudes including all the trials and tribulations associated with various levels of pride, vanity, and loss.
A Poem I wrote for my 3 sons. Oh how I miss those days so much. Getting a smile from a gentle touch. Watching you sleep was such a joy.I was blessed with 3 baby boys.
Mothers, motherhood, and mothering are perfect subjects for poetry because of the deep emotional ties between mother and child.
When crows fly over the Rustbelt, doves line the fence posts in neat little rows and scowl at the sky above the figures, waiting for a soothing rain that never comes.
This is White Cloud's Prayer - the prayer that I say every day. It's a prayer that connects all people regardless of spiritual or religious beliefs...it's a very beautiful prayer. I hope you agree.
Narcissists will lead their followers down a dangerous path of cunning lies, deception, manipulation, and prolific brainwashing tactics. Narcissists are corrupt leaders, void of any accountability.
Siblings are like 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.
Where are we headed? Why is nothing enough anymore? Worthy enough? Is it real need or is it sheer greed or it's just a desperation of being worthy...
What an incredible experience I had of God breaking through my sorrow and despair and comforting me and hope by rejoicing and singing over me with His love. He offers this to those that seek Him.
Heroes, such as firefighters, risk their lives everyday keeping us safe. This is a tribute to these brave and valiant individuals. Firefighters are a great blessing from The Lord, and speak of His Goodness thru their sacrificial actions. Thank you, Firefighters, Fire Engineers and First Responders!
This is a poem about the feelings of a circus clown. Do you know who he really is? The clown who entertains and makes us laugh is also a human being just like you and me.
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.
Turning 18 is the first big step when growing into adulthood. Overnigt you are held responsible for your own actions. Scary but also exiting.
Haiku poems are great reads. They capture the mind and opens the clouds of imagination indeed. Here are some haiku poems for you.
People luv to tell you "they're all the same". Don't believe them! It isn't true. Pick your ground and stand it. And don't let them lull you into apathy. Some things are worth fighting for!
A poem that had me delving deeper into the spiritual guidance of having a connection with a certain type of spirit animal.
Enjoy this narrative poem about an ice cream truck jingle that put a little boy into a sugary trance.
A look back on a few emotions I felt during a few heartbreaks. I hope you enjoy these poems. Thanks for reading!
This article includes a poem, an introduction, and the meanings associated with walls in literature.
This is a poem about having goals and persevering, but at the same time, not losing sight of the fact that your family and loved ones need to be consulted so that you know they support your dreams.
A poem on the subject of Internet trolling and how the image of a troll has changed for many of us since our childhood.
These three short yet unique love poems will let you fall in love more and bring a smile to your face.
Poems inspired by the autumn season. Autumn is a beautiful season filled with vibrant changing colors.
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.
My poem for Black History Month is about a dynamic preacher I met in an old Baptist church in Atlanta, Georgia.
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.
This article contains data about lighthouses throughout history, and a poem about a fictional lighthouse keeper.
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 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.
This poem was inspired by a conversation I had with one of my professors about people with visual impairments. I've also included the different ways in which people with vision loss are frequently portrayed in literature.
A lyrical poem designed to carry the reader from the humble beginnings of a man to the arrogance of a self-dubbed god.
As Mother's Day fast approaches many of us are scrambling to find the perfect gift for our mothers. For Mothers Day this year I decided to create a collection of poems and art pieces to celebrate motherhood. This hub features a few of my poems for...
This poem is another in my Off the Shelf series that uses a title from my bookshelves as inspiration for a poem, story, or article.
As a self-confessed former gambling addict I feel I am qualified to write these poems about a subject that attracts and effects millions of people each day.
“Don’t Swim With Sharks” can be sang along with the song lyrics sung by, Flock of Seagulls, “I Ran”. Two videos included. These are man-eating, hungry sharks, so do be careful!
Christmas is a time to pause and reflect on the important things around us. Family, friends, and nature are the true gifts to treasure.
There are four types of love ~ Agape, Philia, Storge and Eros. These poems describe each type of love and their meanings.
San Francisco; a city of enormous wealth and enormous poverty and homelessness is ground zero for the future of America
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 poem grieves a slain swan, with her nest of eggs, thrown into the river ,and nature screams when defaced. All these things are a reality that happened in my hometown.
This is a collection of poems that I wrote about nature and wildlife, and our interactions with the natural world.
Sometimes a special someone can bring joy into your life and no matter how things ended or how much time has passed you still think of them from time to time.
Did you ever have a hero that wasn't so heroic after all? Read this narrative poem about my misguided adoration.
Eavesdropping is not a good thing if we have a vested interest , but indulging in it sometime gives us an interesting insight into the human psyche.
A poetry collaboration between John Hansen (Jodah) and Chris Mills (cam8510). This is our third collaboration but the first in the poetry genre. Hopefully an enjoyable read.
A poem about rivers along with information about rivers in the U.S. and in literature is in this article.
Poems about cliches in love and life that we so easily dismiss until we get a taste of or experience them ourselves
This poem is following a current theme I seem to be on at the moment. It endeavours to give some valuable or common sense advice about life and how to approach it.
Writing poetry can bring hidden feelings to the surface and help with emotional healing. This poem is a story about breaking up from an emotional romance.
I wrote many poems to my mom as a tribute to my Mom, Muys Schram de Jong-Meijst, who reached the age of 100 years on August 24, 2011
What is real courage? Is it the ability to stand and fight? Or maybe it’s knowing when to concede defeat? Is it guts, audacity, daring.
A Poem about the hardships that come with old age that I have observed having been in the company in recent times, of people who are advanced in years.
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?"
Three poems of love and appreciation for that special man in your life. An expression of friendship, intimacy and romance between soul-mates.
This is not your ordinary poem about lightning bugs. It is a story of how flying beetles remind me of summertime and my childhood in Philadelphia.
This article contains a poem about a forest, an introduction, and some interesting facts about woodlands around the globe.
If you find old age amusing, or even if you don't, reading this poem about getting older will make you smile. If you are younger, just remember that we all grow older one day - it could happen to you!
A poem about imagination, childhood, and play. In an epic battle between action figures, legos, and dolls, "Batman vs. Barbie" tells the tale of a child's imagination.
This article contains a poem for my Grandmother, an introduction, and data about different types of flowers.
The Earth is dying by the hand of man. This is a poem from my heart, breaking for the earth. Are we going to sit and look how the Earth is being raped to death, or are we going to stand up?
This hub is about expressing our deep love for those close to us who have passed on and their eternal existence not only in our hearts but in a spiritual form that we can sense.
Some deep rooted feelings, and expressions, are best expressed by writing, about how the bond of love grows, and becomes stronger, as we age. Because then you have actually lived like, real Life Partners