Do faeries really exist and will they show kindness and love to humans? They do and they will if you truly believe.
This poem is another in my "Off the Shelf" series. This time the subject is the unpleasant reality of domestic violence.
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.
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
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 article contains data about lighthouses, four books about the topic, and a poem about a fictional lighthouse keeper.
I wrote this poem for my wife, a wonderful person. I've also included some famous television couples which keep us smiling when thinking of the joys of marriage.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 article contains a poem for my Grandmother, an introduction, and data about different types of flowers.
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!
“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!
This article includes a poem, snow symbolism in literature, and two works featuring snow as part of the story.
A simple poem describing love and how we sometimes wait too long before declaring our feelings for someone.
An inspirational poem about angels, in memory of the 11th anniversary of my grandfather passing away this month
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 is just a short poem and a tribute to one of many lovely but seemingly insignificant small towns that pepper our countryside and sit somewhere between here and there.
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.
This is an ode to the beautiful mountains of N.C., along with information about national parks there.
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 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 happier I am, the more I see out of whack this world dominated by clowns parading as some alpha-in-the-pack-freaks, as well as medical and religious dogma imposing limits on our true essence and potential.
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
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.
A poem about hard work and hard times in the textile mills with a brief history of the textile industry.
A poem about rivers along with information about rivers in the U.S. and in literature is in this article.
This article contains a poem about a forest, an introduction, and some interesting facts about woodlands around the globe.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Children don't understand and are not always aware of the effects their words have on each other. They tend to repeat what they hear and model their parents who can teach them to tolerate differences.
This article features a poem about being shipwrecked along with ideas about beach symbolism in literature with three classic novels.
This hub is actually inspired by a song like several of my other poems and hubs have been. However, this song I relate to in my own life. It is about having a darkside that also has brought a light.
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.
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.
I thought after the Sandy Hook shootings we as a nation, could keep our children safe in schools, surely there must be a way?
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.
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.
This article features a poem about how sunrise can inspire memories. Facts about our sun are also included.
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 and books about inspirational teachers.
A look back on a few emotions I felt during a few heartbreaks. I hope you enjoy these poems. Thanks for reading!
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!
These three poems follow the stages of a failed romance with attempts at working on the relationship with the intent of making it last.
This article includes a poem, an introduction, and the meanings associated with walls in literature.
The piano became my musical journey through life, rescuing me from pain, poverty and neglect. I honor the piano with my poem and celebrate the very life and heart that beats within it's resonant walls.
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.
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.
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.
Three poems of love and appreciation for that special man in your life. An expression of friendship, intimacy and romance between soul-mates.
We are all dreamers but it becomes an unpleasant, emotional wound when i see peoples dreams remain just that. This poem is tailor designed for people, who need a reminder that dreams are possible. I believe this piece of art will help you remember , the reality of your dreams depend all on you .
"Love hurts" Have you ever loved someone without being hurt? Well, if you tell me you did, then I say, "That's absurd" Because those who have loved were left embittered For if you decided to love, you are inclined to suffer
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!
Just a poem that I wrote to try and ease some inner frustration in regard to a certain situation. Not sure if I found the answer but I hope these words offer some inspiration on your journey through life.
In this short collection, I wrote haiku poetry concerning the four elements (water, fire, air, and earth).
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?
A poem about acceptance and treating all other human beings with kindness and respect. The current situation around the world makes this challenging in many respects but we can't let that taint our values and our belief in human rights.
I've included books featuring swampy areas, a poem about these environments, and information about swamps in this article.
We may not be able to control everything in our lives, but we can make the choice to be kind to others thereby creating a more loving world for all.
Our desires make us see and want what we can't have so we become envious of others. This is an inspirational poem on the emotion of envy, driven by yearning, greed, and insecurity.
Wherever you go, be it in the real world or online, you come across two types of people "fake" and "genuine." This poem gives a basic guide as to how to differentiate the two.
Award winning performers can be realized for their astonishing acting skills after their productions are entirely over, as opposed to during the height of these performances (when we are wholly drawn in by the song and dance). Of course, I am speaking of Narcissists, and their cunning deceptions.
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.
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?"
I was recently introduced to a poem by William Henry Davies titled "Leisure". This poem "No More Unicorns" was inspired by reading that poem.
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.
"Looking for Shakespeare, An Ode to Critics of Rhyme" is written in response to critics who feel that rhyming poetry is mundane and immature.
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.
A collection of poems about the aches of love, the feeling of abandonment, and the grace of a friend. Three poems written by a young dreamer, a poet who creates stories about chaos, pain, and hope.
There are four types of love ~ Agape, Philia, Storge and Eros. These poems describe each type of love and their meanings.
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.
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.
"Prince and Princess" is a written piece that represents and refers to the men and women I admire or look up to.
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.
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.
" The life of Mr Common" is how pessimistic people view life , wich has been designed to motivate others not to follow that route . The world needs more optimistic people, to make this world better for all.
Free flowing thoughts, inane and endless, in the One Thousand and One Night kind of way. Inspired by social media and dedicated to a friend. The point of the exercise is in the eye of the beholder.
What happens when we dream? Are they sometimes prophetic or are they just nonsense and mean nothing?
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.
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.
Having worked in the railways for a large part of my working life I decided to finally write a poem inspired by the railway and trains. As always There is a deeper message, this time it is against the dangers of risk taking.
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."
Butterflies are some of the most graceful creatures on Earth. This article features a poem dedicated to those wonderful insects along with data about different types of butterflies.
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.
More than ever, as we judge by perceived negative traits rather than character, the black male feels under siege. Stereotyping his physical appearance affects how he secretly feels about himself.
Through art, poetry, quotes and songs, this article celebrates a mother's healing touch to her children. With their nurturing love, they help us to grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. They will always hold a special place in our hearts.
Recently, I have been going through a case of overload, trying to juggle family life with it’s constant challenges, trying to cram in more travelling and experiences, as well as my reading and writing responsibilities. These poems are the result contemplating these matters.
"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.
A poem about what art does for me along with some of my personal art pieces, and an explanation to how art and my anxiety have become friends in my world.
When You Dance With Christ In The Cosmic Plane. Death You Kiss In A Holy Way. Death Is Life. I'm Going To Play With Angels And Christ
Some aspects of life tend to remind us of mortality in very powerful ways. Here are three poems about things that make me think about how deeply death and dying are intertwined with life and living.
Because a recent poem I wrote explored the darker sides of life and was quite confronting I decided a change of mood was needed, for both myself and readers. I hope this is more uplifting.
These three short yet unique love poems will let you fall in love more and bring a smile to your face.
This is my take on the popular Bible story of David and Goliath from the Bible put written in rhyming verse.
Mothers, motherhood, and mothering are perfect subjects for poetry because of the deep emotional ties between mother and child.
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.
'Paper' conjures up many images. Here we look at the varied meanings and uses of the word within our idioms and everyday speech. What do you think of first? Look around you to find different types of paper and its uses; the amount might surprise you!
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 I first penned this poem I named it "My Nappy Hair." After a few critiques a voice in my heart advised me to change the name of my poem, because I wasn't describing "My Nappy Hair" but describing a woman who had become comfortable in the skin she was in.
If we would prefer a uniform society, why not start by weeding out all idiots, because they do more damage than any skin color.
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.
This poem discusses the deception and illusions that are all around us in society and how we have to always stay alert, weigh up facts, and look at more than one viewpoint.
I was experimenting with metaphors and similes and throwing words and phrases around and came up with these. Just thought I'd combine them together as a short poem and see what happened.
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...
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.
A dark poem about an old curiosity shop in a rarely visited part of town. There is a saying, "Curiosity killed the cat."
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.
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.
We are a bipolar and chaotic species and so our holidays are! This poem is a cry for a look within, where the true meaning of Christmas always exists.
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.
An inspirational poem in my "Off the Shelf" series, inspired itself by the book titled "For One More Day" by Mitch Albom.
A poem that exposes the twisted mentality of the trophy hunter and this blood sport from the animals’ perspective.
Storms have always been one of the favourite subjects for poets to capture and describe in their poetry. This is just another such poem about storms, and part of my "Off the Shelf" series.
Haiku poems are great reads. They capture the mind and opens the clouds of imagination indeed. Here are some haiku poems for you.
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.
That Suffering Called Waiting is a poem about falling in love with a lady but having to wait for her reply. This is the author's first try at composing a sonnet.
A poem written for the victims of the global sex-slave trade. There is hope and healing for them in Jesus.
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.
We get so quick to publicize all wrongdoings targeting our national interests -- whatever that may involve -- completely mute about what we are doing around the world. That's where something like "fairness" becomes a joke.
This article features a poem about renovation and interesting materials for building houses is provided.
In this piece I try to show that not everything is as it first appears and that looks can be deceiving.
This is a poem commemorating ANZAC Day and acknowledging the brave contribution of those young men from Australia and New Zealand who gave their lives at Gallipoli.
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.
Definition of Love: The precious bond between a mother and her sons. There is no greater love than that which a mother has for her children. Such a love defies every, and all words, as well as any possible action. It is utterly indescribable in any earthly terms imaginable!
Acrostic poems I wrote a decade ago on heaven's angelic orchestra and dedicates it to lost loved ones
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
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.
While not in that big of a contrast, but---mocking the real New Age tenets is like mocking Mozart because rap is also called music.
This is a collection of poems that I wrote about nature and wildlife, and our interactions with the natural world.
As the universe expands outward, faster and faster, where are we headed? When it flys apart too far, when our eyes close, what's next. This poem explores these ideas and emotions.
A strange tree sits by Interstate 40. Strange because it is the kind of shrub that one would expect to find in the flower bed of a well-to-do home. This poem is inspired by this out-of-place shrub.