A poem from a devotee of Love, expressing his demise and calling upon the Light to do what's necessary to transform his nature ... to live in Grace.
Recently my car was stolen. It was a devastating experience and I felt compelled to take my frustration out by writing this poem about the incident.
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.
Haiku poetry is an ancient Japanese art form that captures a feeling about nature in a few short lines. Here are some haiku about cats, a few by modern writers, a couple by ancient poets, and lots more written by me. I hope you are inspired to write your own haiku poems after reading this.
Two poems one in death and the other in life, both offering the message of the same one thread … of Consciousness - Love.
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.
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.
My strange addiction is described in my rhyming poem below. It is wonderful to have a passion in life, but it can become way too intrusive when it causes me to neglect, or even forget, my necessary activities of daily living!
Being an Oompa Loompa was an inborn passion of mine that my parents put into good use by honing in on my natural Oompa Loompa skills at the tender age of 15. Thus, my career took off at the factory!
This poem is about my Grandfather's inspiring traits that have inspired me throughout my life. I only knew him as a newborn, but till this day I think about him.
“Crocodile Tears” can be sung to the same tune as “Born To Be Wild”, by Steppenwolf. I love the rhythm of this cool tune from 1968! I consider it to still be a big hit!
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!
This poem is for hub writers to add to like it has been done in the past. You may add your lines in comments and I will place them in the poem as I see fit to.
Opposites really do attract as evident in this rhyme below- and our relationship memes! Logical Spock, and I, are almost perfect for each other! Well, almost...
Mothers, motherhood, and mothering are perfect subjects for poetry because of the deep emotional ties between mother and child.
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.
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!
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.
A never-ending battle is being waged between the sea and the rocky cliffs that form the ocean's boundaries in many places around the world. It is a conflict as old as the Earth. Stone versus water. Which will be The Victor?
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.
We all have things that we go through internally, this poem encourages honesty with one's self internally and understanding how someone can be strong for them-self.
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.
What happens when we dream? Are they sometimes prophetic or are they just nonsense and mean nothing?
This article contains data about lighthouses throughout history, and a poem about a fictional lighthouse keeper.
Have you been in the Twilight zone? The Twilight zone between the end and the beginning? Come and travel with me....
It is the most precious of moments that are the most fleeting. Despite the distractions of our everyday life, taking notice and truly appreciating these blessed moments will nurture our souls and give to us the most lasting of rewards.
Feeling alone in a relationship can truly be detrimental to your relationships. It is imperative to communicate with your partners how you feel so that the relationship will improve.
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.
This article features a poem about renovation and interesting materials for building houses is provided.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This article features a poem about beaches and being “Shipwrecked.” The author also offers ideas about reading poetry.
I think most operating room nurses and techs will connect with this poem. It is what we do most days of the week.
A poem advocating that change must first take place in the Spiritual Heart or the Human Psyche, before it spreads to the outer world.
These three poems follow the stages of a failed romance, with several attempts at working on the relationship with the intent of making it last despite certain things that stood in the way.
An inspirational poem about angels, in memory of the 11th anniversary of my grandfather passing away this month
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.
Women must learn to tolerate and transcend the many indignities age inflicts upon their bodies in the post-menopausal years. This funny poem lists the complaints, but ends on a positive note.
This is a poem in celebration of the life and work of Dr. Stephen Hawking, to thank him for all of the contributions he has made to mankind.
“Enjoy The Silence” (Depeche Mode), is the choice rhythm and beat in which this short story, made into fun song lyrics, (below), can be sang to. Video included. Enjoy!
This is a funny sonnet in admiration of those who survive and become good partners.There are no hard and fast rules for a successful marriage but we must salute those who manage to remain happily married until their death.
This is a free verse poem dedicated to all mothers on this special Mother’s Day occasion.Especially I’d like to pay tribute to my late mother who was my best friend ever.There can’t be any replacement to a mother’s love and affection which is so priceless and unconditional.
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 ..
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
“Love Hurts” (by, Nazareth), is the choice rhythm and beat in which this short story, made into fun song lyrics, (below), can be sang to. Video included. Enjoy!
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.
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.
"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 this author wrote back in her 'dark ages' of the late 1980s, describing the feelings of feeling friendless and alone.
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.
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.
Turning 18 is the first big step when growing into adulthood. Overnigt you are held responsible for your own actions. Scary but also exiting.
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 simple poem describing love and how we sometimes wait too long before declaring our feelings for someone.
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...
Acrostic poems I wrote a decade ago on heaven's angelic orchestra and dedicates it to lost loved ones
This is my take on the popular Bible story of David and Goliath from the Bible put written in rhyming verse.
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!
“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!
An ode to all those brave, beautiful souls that are keeping their noses to the grindstone every waking day. To those pushing boundaries & being better than their former selves. My love and respect stretches out to you.
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.
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.
A poem about rivers along with information about rivers in the U.S. and in literature is in this article.
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 look back on a few emotions I felt during a few heartbreaks. I hope you enjoy these poems. Thanks for reading!
We all like to escape into a good book or film. For a moment, the world is different. But then we return to reality. Escapes can be a substitute for being a catalyst for peace and goodness in the world. This poem delves into the temptation to escape as well as hinting at a real solution.
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.
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.
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.
Two more poems for poetry month. Words are my passion. By their nature they encompass everything. Here you have my words, famous people's words & favourite words of my own.
This is an ode to the beautiful mountains of N.C., along with information about national parks there.
There are four types of love ~ Agape, Philia, Storge and Eros. These poems describe each type of love and their meanings.
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.
Through beautiful pictures, quotes, and poetry, this hub shows us how angels can inspire us to do good with our lives by creating a more loving and peaceful world.
It's about someone who pretended to have all the answers when it came to relationships when in fact that wasn't the case. They made mistakes and were nervous that experience wasn't on their side. Decided to embrace the journey in all forms.
Bullies on the Web can be sung to the same rhythm and beat as “Riders On The Storm” (by, The Doors). A video is included. Enjoy!
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.
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.
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.
Just saw one I socially met in a street crowd that used to make me wonder with a dread---what if I ever get to need one?!
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 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.
A poem for those who have lost their Mom and still want to talk about her. Beautiful words and paintings designed to inspire and comfort.
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.
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.
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 about hard work and hard times in the textile mills with a brief history of the textile industry.
Guilty Pleasures Denying my supposed maturity, one which should in theory attend adulthood, I wonder if life would improve only if I lost myself in guilty pleasures. Would these satisfy and satiate me in ways which responsibility...
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
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.
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.
Endless love is a treasure that flows, tenderly; fragrantly sweet, it enchants our life’s path with a vibrant energy from the unprecedented joy it brings!
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.
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.
Two poems inspired by Ravenscar, a town in Yorkshire, England. Planned as a resort, this town was not well conceived, though set in spectacular scenery. Find out more about it and why it earned the name 'The Town that Never Was'.
I always have to show my mom ultimate appreciation. her love is so pure and i want to be able to make her proud in every way possible.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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...
I was recently introduced to a poem by William Henry Davies titled "Leisure". This poem "No More Unicorns" was inspired by reading that poem.
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
Each poem offers a postmodern sketch of the qualities that have stood the test of time for each man remembered. Some were friends; others were just fiends, although begging for expression.
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.
Nature inspired me to write poems about sunrises and sunsets, just by looking out the window, a decade ago.
This poem is made with ten words that do not rhyme any other English words perfectly. Yes, it is silly, but I share it for your amusement. This is also a challenge for you to try doing the same thing. Write a poem using the ten words in the article.
Two poems for poetry month 2018. One about the relationship between people & places, the other about conflict & communication.
A story in poetry of a love that lasted more than fifty years but lost to circumstance in a cruel twist of fate.
Grateful hearts are joyful hearts that have an overflowing desire to share their gifts of Divine Truths, love and happiness with others!
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.
A poem and pictures. An explanation of how my art and poetry merged for this piece. Dedicated to the late Dolores O' Riordan and her fans. Thanks for the extra inspiration!
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.
If you're seeking to make friends with the fay, or if you're seeking to work with the fay, you might be inclined to say some of these fairy chants while working in your home or garden. The idea is to draw up energy from the earth while saying these fairy chants in order to aid in attracting the good fairies to your sacred space.
Poetical tribute to a series of short stories, including 3 poems, plus more information regarding White Horses & chalk carvings in southern England.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Another collection of poetry I wrote about viewing morning sunsets and evening sunrises from my window
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.
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.
This hub features information about different types of capitalism and a poem about that economic system.
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.
Thought I would try my best to compose two poems in Spanish. I don't speak the language at all, but know a few phrases.
Poems inspired by the autumn season. Autumn is a beautiful season filled with vibrant changing colors.
This poem attempts to explain how I feel about writing (in the perfect world) and advocate that we should be true to our beliefs rather than compromising them to suit our audience and the lure of monetary reward.
Dogs really can learn new tricks- like flying! Our English Bulldog has brilliantly mastered this skill with his new purple wings! To boot, when he hovers above me, I get a face full of drool. Magnificent.
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.
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.
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.
This is one of the first poems I have ever written. I wrote it about those who are addicted to drugs. I like writing from other people’s perspectives as well as my own. Is this poem a warning? Or is it glorifying? That’s for you to tell.
A work of mostly prose ... a creative piece to inspire hope, this young eagle taking flight in our Hearts.
“I Ran” (Flock of Seagulls) is the choice rhythm and beat in which this short story, made into fun song lyrics, (below), can be sung to. Video included. Enjoy!
“Another One Bites The Dust” (by Queen), has the intended rhythm and beat that my song lyrics “Reality Bites The Dust”, below, can be sung to. Enjoy!
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...
Haiku poems are great reads. They capture the mind and opens the clouds of imagination indeed. Here are some haiku poems for you.
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.