This article includes a poem, snow symbolism in literature, and two works featuring snow as part of the story.
You are one of a kind is about not giving up when life throws you a curve ball. God has made each of us for a reason. Take another step for God is walking with you. God has a plan for your life.
One by one they have come to me with innocence and trust. Precious little children, eager to play the piano and discovering themselves in the process. These are the Little Fingers of Love who have taught me so many lessons.
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.
Haiku poems are great reads. They capture the mind and opens the clouds of imagination indeed. Here are some haiku poems for you.
This poem is another in my "Off the Shelf" series. This time the subject is the unpleasant reality of domestic violence.
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.
In autumn, leaves develop beautiful colors before falling and beginning to decay. This process isn’t as sad as it seems and may hold delightful mysteries.
Card and video games. Soccer. This poem is about external and internal play, and I've included common terms from games we use as well as interesting facts about these activities.
A prose piece that just came to me, and I thought it would be fun to write it down and see how others related to it. So, please feel free to comment.
An inspirational poem about angels, in memory of the 11th anniversary of my grandfather passing away this month
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.
Just a short and simple poem that may at first seem like a nonsense verse but is really about how we are often judged by appearances.
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
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.
Plastic pollution is a worldwide environmental problem that is a danger to marine life, including seabirds, turtles and whales, and plastic has entered the food chain so is also a danger to humans.
Raindrops on my face dark clouds on the horizon I hold back the tears Memories mingle with the tears of misty eyes silently,raindrops Raindrops on the roof my heart pitter-pattering memories tapping ...
Toxic personalities can be more readily realized for their astonishing acting skills after their productions are entirely over, as opposed to during the height of their performances (when we are wholly drawn in by the song and dance). I am speaking of Narcissists, and their cunning deceptions.
This article contains data about lighthouses, four books about the topic, and a poem about a fictional lighthouse keeper.
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.
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.
Sometimes sadness of sins overtakes us until we journey back to our Father in heaven, he forgives us and loves us making us new again...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Loving An Addict: My hope is that by sharing my experience through a compilation of poetry, it will help others in similar situations and also give addicts some understanding of what those that care about them go through.
Alex, aka Albo, was a dog. What is more poetic than a dog? Dogs live a perfect metaphor for love, for buoyancy, for divinity. Spell dog backwards and you have G-o-d.
Poem about a woman still dealing with the issues of her childhood. They stay inside of f her although she is older.
I wrote this poem before I had found Jesus, my life was in turmoil and my love life kept crashing around me, as I pondered these things I decided to take the pledge of being single, forsake love and learn to fly on the wings of the strongest Angels butterfly wings...
Through poetry, inspiring quotes by spiritual leaders, and videos that show the capacity for love in other species, I hope that you will enjoy my article on the power of love.
This poem follows the style of Poe's "The Raven," though it is slightly shortened. The title is actually taken from one of his other short stories, the very dark "The Black Cat," so in a way this is a tribute to Edgar Allen Poe, though slightly tongue in cheek.
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.
It's an eternal question without a hope to find an answer which would please a philosopher---but that's why we have poetry to keep trying with its answers hidden in a bouquet of rhymes.
I was recently introduced to abecedarian poetry and did some research as to what it was and how it is written. Turns out it's been around for a while! Find out about it and read some of my own examples!
Open your ears as well as your mind when the Word Bird is nears because this is My Time, My Year... Flying from the ground up bringing poetic truth with me...
This is a poem about a mysterious woman. Who is she and what secrets does she hold? It is a thriller expressed through poetry; a story with blood and gunshot...that travels five thousand miles...
Yesterday is gone but we have today to grow and to learn; to do better. It's never too late to do something good .
This is a reminder to always be learning something new and always strive to grow. The moment you stop doing either is the moment you stop being. No one can ever rob you of your knowledge...it is a priceless gift you give yourself.
Sometimes we are intrigued about ourselves. The question comes in the mind about our purpose in this world. This poetry is an effort to showcase that mental situation in us.
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.
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 is about a woman whose visits to an old house lead to an unexpected encounter with the supernatural.
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...
It's a collection of poems I've written the previous years. I mean, the words were just lying in my notebook which was sitting on my bookshelf, so, I decided to share it to the world, because, hey, who would want to just sit around in a dark corner when you can be out & mess with the universe.
Painting and poetry rely on similar materials. One is color. As a famous painter has averred, his power of color came through painting. A poet might reckon a similar notion.
A poem advocating that change must first take place in the Spiritual Heart or the Human Psyche, before it spreads to the outer world.
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.
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.
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.
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?"
Roses, Lilies, Pansies-the fabulous flowers of February. February is the month, when the winter season is about to end in India, and the spring season is all set to begin. This is the perfect month, for spreading brightness, and fragrance, that rejuvenates and fills you with positive thoughts.
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.
A collection of twenty-five haiku describing certain aspects of nature, bodies of water, weather and the need for rain.
Wait… Where are you going? It will only take a second…I promise Please let me catch to you... she tries to catch up to Jesus and says, "What is this that you are carrying and may I help you carry that?"
She moves with God’s grace; dancing through the trees in the misty gardens above... She takes flight; moves through the waterfalls with such delight, with the wind beneath her wings as she looks for her one true love...
In this collection of short poems, I discuss the tensions of life and provide books about people who helped us reduce those cultural and social pressures.
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.
Only he can is about how he touches her heart refreshing it with new possibilities. He lights a fire of passion no storm can destroy. Only he can make her feel this way craving the path to an unknown journey.
Oh, I thought she is happy, but it seems like no body, noticed one thing Little star is dull but she shines as bright as anyone else
I must start off with a confession, I never used to pay much attention to environmental conservation. I would listen to people talk about the importance of planting trees and saving forests and I would never do anything about it. The last time I...
This is a collection of poems that I wrote about nature and wildlife, and our interactions with the natural world.
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.
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.
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.
Free verse dramatic love poetry by Ryan C. Beitler, Free verse poetry, poetry, lyric poetry, dramatic poetry
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.
This article features a poem about how sunrise can inspire memories. Facts about our star, and songs with sun in the title are included.
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.
This poem deals with modernisation and its effect upon humanity. We need to be humane when running after change. The saddest part is humane qualities are at stake, is it a right path to modernity.
Every soul that walks on the earth has his/her sky (skies). For me as a child, it was the physical sky—this same sky we all know. As at the time I wrote this poem my sky was assuming different meanings. That kept me asking, "When shall I(we) touch the sky?" The answer lies hitherto in every hearts.
This is a poetry book, consisting of 50 poems. Today's section will have three poems entitled: Pray, Ten Toes and Thirty poems thirty lies.
This is an affirmation and conformation testimony that Today will not be business as usual. Changing for the better.
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 is my take on the popular Bible story of David and Goliath from the Bible put written in rhyming verse.
A paper has more patience than people.A little piece of paper can make this world eternal;because paper is eternal.
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.
This article features a poem about renovation and various construction material ideas. I've also included a link to modern imagined versions of Rockwell's paintings.
Nature inspired me to write poems about sunrises and sunsets, just by looking out the window, a decade ago.
Do not shy away from expressing your gratitude, to the people who have made you, loved you unconditionally, helped you in anyway. Remember to say thanks each day, to the Mother Nature for its innumerable blessings of crops, trees etc., the abundance of Sunshine, and Moonlight, rivers and rain.
He wants her is about his passion melting the chaos, leaving her in relaxation. She senses his affection as he wraps his arms around her. She feels his tender love as he embraces her with a seductive look in his eyes. She is no longer alone. He is sharing his life with hers.
A poem about rivers along with information about rivers in the U.S. and in literature is in this article.
In Remembrance of those who gave all they could possibly give in service to this Country; they gave their lives! Recognizing their sacrifice shouldn't be minimized to one day per year, they should be remembered and acknowledged, often!
I love how you...is about how he acts like a true gentleman. Like a breathe of fresh air after a rain when he insists she relax. He pays attention, making each detail worthy. He boast praises letting their love shine. He understands they are family.
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 features a fantasy version of a real flight that was at once scary and fun, somewhat like the poem. Hey, maybe in the scheme of things all poems are scary but fun!
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.
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.
Three poems of love and appreciation for that special man in your life. An expression of friendship, intimacy and romance between soul-mates.
Is there life after death? What's next for us? What do you believe? There are so many possibilities.
Although Facebook and Twitter are a wonderful new form of communication all is not perfect and cyber bullying and miscommunication is a real problem.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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...
Edward Lear published limericks and other nonsense verse in his life time.Here are 10 limerick poems to celebrate his birthday.
A poem about hard work and hard times in the textile mills with a brief history of the textile industry.
"The River Knows" is a poem written in the style of Seamus Heaney's "The Harvest Bow." The subject is different but the rhyme scheme, flow, and meter are similar
Following is acrostic name poems for girl’s names starting with E. These acrostic name poems are for Elizabeth, Ella, Ellie, Ellen, Emare Rose, Emi, Emilee, Emily, Emma, Erica, Erin, Esmeralda, Esther, Ethel, Eunice, Eve and Evelyn. If you want...
Mothers, motherhood, and mothering are perfect subjects for poetry because of the deep emotional ties between mother and child.
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?
Sometimes when just sitting and contemplating a “what if..?” thought pops into my head. One thing that struck me recently was, “What if the pens dried up, and computer keyboards didn’t work, so there was no longer any way to actually write?”
Every child is unique and very special and I sincerely hope that this article will impress upon us as parents, teachers, and all who come into contact with our children that we can help them see what a precious gift life is and to feel good about themselves.
This article celebrates Valentine's Day with a special poem about showing love for all life on earth as we read about a ladybug queen who tends to her garden and lives by a simple creed to help those who are in need.
Sit back, relax, and watch is about one trying to help someone who doesn't appreciate your effort. When someone acts insensitive not needing your help then turn a deaf ear. Sit back, relax and watch him start a sea of flames he cannot control.
If the foul Elder Religions of Lovecraft's stories wrote a hymn what would it look like? I think it would go a little something like this...
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 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.
I've included books featuring swampy areas, a poem about these environments, and information about swamps in this article.
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.
The eagle is the king of birds, being able to soar higher and for longer than any other. Because of this it is seen as being closer to God and sometimes a symbol to represent the Lord himself.
I was recently introduced to a poem by William Henry Davies titled "Leisure". This poem "No More Unicorns" was inspired by reading that poem.
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.
This article includes a poem, an introduction, and the meanings associated with walls in literature.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Life can be like walking in a fog at times. I never noticed the similarities until recently, as I took a foggy morning walk around our farm.
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 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 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.
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.
I've gotten caught up and have let things get ahead of me, allowing them to get the best of me. I need a break and must separate myself from those harmful things that sometimes, I just can't see!
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.
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.
What happens when we dream? Are they sometimes prophetic or are they just nonsense and mean nothing?
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 a poem about a forest, an introduction and some interesting facts about woodlands around the globe.
A short, free verse poem to remind you to take a look at what you have and be thankful. Things could always be worse, don't devalue what you have for what could be waiting in the future. The future holds the same conclusion for us all.
The Great Blue Heron is a majestic bird found in the blue waters of the Puget Sound in Western Washington. Their beauty inspires. My poem about the Great Blue Heron.
'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!
In this short collection, I wrote haiku poetry concerning the four elements (water, fire, air, and earth).
Set of 4 acrostic poems, a poem where the first letter of the first word of each line spells a word read vertically - often the title . The four subjects in this set are Moon, Dream, Pine, and Heart.
A poem I wrote a few years ago, revisited. I find it fascinating to see how our ideas and styles change over time, yet the core remains unaltered. While I have edited this piece a great deal recently, my idea of triumph remains unaltered both in this writing and within myself.
You're privileged if you can fall back on happy memories of your youth. I had the luck to be one of those and I thank my parents for that.
First Responders (Brawn and Brains), brave life-threatening dangers every day. What we consider epic, once-in-a-lifetime catastrophes are every day occurrences for these valiant heroes! These song lyrics are dedicated to these paladins who risk their lives to defend and protect us from monsters!
This article contains a poem for my Grandmother, an introduction, and data about different types of flowers.
Working takes a toll on your body lining your pockets with what seems to be a suitable reward...the almighty dollar
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.
Reading Linda Crampton's beautiful Haiku poetry today has made me want to publish some of my own attempts that have been languishing in my drafts file for awhile.