The breeze of air around us has evolved into an assortment of aroma, thanks to the distillation set-ups extracting oils from fruits, flowers, grasses and leaves in chemistry laboratories. Not only do these aromas make us unique, but these also show our personality.
This article features a poem about beaches and being “Shipwrecked.” The author also offers ideas about reading poetry.
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.
A lyrical poem designed to carry the reader from the humble beginnings of a man to the arrogance of a self-dubbed god.
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.
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.
Poems inspired by the autumn season. Autumn is a beautiful season filled with vibrant changing colors.
Three poems of love and appreciation for that special man in your life. An expression of friendship, intimacy and romance between soul-mates.
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.
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.
Mothers, motherhood, and mothering are perfect subjects for poetry because of the deep emotional ties between mother and child.
A fun love poem for Halloween. Every pot has its lid - you don't have to be good-looking to attract love, and it's time we all recognize that. Pumpkin photos and a poll too.
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 is a poem of a person who is lost deep in the heart of grief and loss. It describes a place of clouds called black rollers, wind, and dark magic. As he sits in his room with curtains pulled, the sun comes out. Only the curtain shields him from the brightness of the sun.
This is a silly poem that tells the tale of a man's first date with a really hot woman. As it turns out, she's simply too hot.
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.
'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!
First Love, who can ever forget their first passionate love interest? And why did they run away from it?
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.
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 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.
This article contains a poem about a forest, an introduction, and some interesting facts about woodlands around the globe.
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.
This Hub explains how one can lose their Self-Identity after leaving an abusive relationship and how to find it.
through this poem, we can understand about the increasingly bad nature. and understand the importance of protecting the environment today.
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
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.
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, some by ancient poets, and lots more written by me.
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.
An inspirational poem about angels, in memory of the 11th anniversary of my grandfather passing away this month
And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: (John 16:8)
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 wrote this poem for Halloween 2018. It is one of my Off the Shelf series and is inspired by the title of the Stephen King novel Salem's Lot. I hope it scares you, just a little.
Two Odes of different rhythms, as an expression of respect and honour to Sean's wife, Fotini (Sunny)
I was recently introduced to a poem by William Henry Davies titled "Leisure". This poem "No More Unicorns" was inspired by reading that poem.
This is an ode to the beautiful mountains of N.C., along with information about national parks there.
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
A dedication to all single parents. Enjoy these sonnets with your coffee or tea. Enjoy early in the morning before your work begins.
This is my take on the popular Bible story of David and Goliath from the Bible put written in rhyming verse.
In this short collection, I wrote haiku poetry concerning the four elements (water, fire, air, and earth).
Losing it unexpectedly in an instant can happen to anyone for reasons not all of us can understand. In this fast-paced world, eyes that understand and ears that simply listen are actually all we need to have a reason to move forward.
This poem is another in my "Off the Shelf" series. This time the subject is the unpleasant reality of domestic violence.
Acrostic poems I wrote a decade ago on heaven's angelic orchestra and dedicates it to lost loved ones
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.
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.
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.
There are four types of love ~ Agape, Philia, Storge and Eros. These poems describe each type of love and their meanings.
Here is an inspirational epic poem about how one man taught a pupil how to believe in himself again. The story behind it is really intriguing.
Often we find ourselves in the middle of mental fatigue that we forget to look at the periphery of our journey to see the beauty of simplicity and to hear the laughter of the purest creatures on Earth: children.
A poem about rivers along with information about rivers in the U.S. and in literature is in this article.
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 article features a poem about how sunrise can inspire memories. Facts about our sun are also included.
Whether swimming, floating or just splashing, the sea has the nurturing feel of a mother’s lap or bosom, making it my second favorite Caribbean thing difficult to let go. The hills are in first place.
Poetry is one of my favorite forms of writing! I published one of my favorite poems called "Memories." Enjoy!
This article features a poem about renovation and interesting materials for building houses is provided.
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.
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.
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.
A poem about hard work and hard times in the textile mills with a brief history of the textile industry.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I think most operating room nurses and techs will connect with this poem. It is what we do most days of the week.
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.
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.
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.
My gift to all on this Thanksgiving. It's about Reflection and trying to keep a positive outlook in an ever-changing world. It's about fairness and at the end Thankfulness. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
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
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.
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...
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.
Haiku poems are great reads. They capture the mind and opens the clouds of imagination indeed. Here are some haiku poems for you.
They say people who pass into our lives come and go. But choosing to keep the memories alive we had with one another is our decision. We don't always have to let go. We simply have to understand that we all have different paths to take; in the end, the universal thread will always weave us together.
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.
Not all of us had an incredible friends. Many backstabbers, snakes but there are also the real ones. So shout out to people who have this two kinds of people in their life!
To the imaginative mind there is nothing called boredom. Armchair travel is great but travel on the wings of imagination is exotic. Journey with me to exotic lands and see the beauty with your eyes open.
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.
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...
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.
These are haiku about the sun, the all powerful sun chasing winter cold, melting ice and snow, making way for spring to dawn. The winter cold ends and spring begins. Winter fearing the sun?
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.
A simple poem describing love and how we sometimes wait too long before declaring our feelings for someone.
This hub features information about different types of capitalism and a poem about that economic system.
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!
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?
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.
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 ..
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.
With the digital world conquering the globe nowadays, a trip to the library or the old gesture of leafing through the pages of a book becomes an option that most us may not even consider. Yet books tell a lot more story aside from its content: the origins of our curiosity.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Having a happy and successful life depends more on our attitude to what it throws at us and our drive rather than talent, wealth, looks or anything else.This poem attempts to focus on that belief.
Growing up, we tend to learn from our surroundings and sometimes certain things make our memories fonder to remember and a tree house in every kid's life is one to remember.
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.
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.
Sorry to say it awkwardly Obvious , a bitter meet come accidentally Ready to shout boldly Rain lays your memory bravely You broke this true love carelessely Stop tricking cruelly Openly ; you did it deliberately
A look back on a few emotions I felt during a few heartbreaks. I hope you enjoy these poems. Thanks for reading!
This poem takes a lot of inspiration from one of my favourite poets A B (Banjo) Paterson who wrote Waltzing Matilda and the Man From Snowy River among others.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
This article contains data about lighthouses throughout history, and a poem about a fictional lighthouse keeper.
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.
Writing poetry can bring hidden feelings to the surface and help with emotional healing. This poem is a story about breaking up a short-lived romance.
A poem of contemplation and inspiration about life in general. Whether you are a Christian or not, religious or not, most of us believe in good and evil and making the right choices. In this poem, the words 'satan' and 'God' could be transposed by 'evil' and 'good.'
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.
This is an ode to my musical mother-in-law. If there was one thing that could define her, it would be her love of music.
Living in a country in which I do not “belong.” Not the greatest feeling. Constantly wondering if one day home will finally feel like home.
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.
People are not divided into good and bad, hero and villain. Our world is simply a balance of different human choices and decisions. And what we must understand is that the ones we make will always affect that balance.
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.
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?"
A tribute to women … to mothers, but essentially for the fairer sex as a whole for their outstanding and exemplary service to humanity.
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 poem, "Autumn in Our Backyard," which I dedicate to my husband, is slated to appear my forthcoming collection, "As Tulips Dance and Sway."
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!
Another collection of poetry I wrote about viewing morning sunsets and evening sunrises from my window
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.
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.