How does it feel after one year passes after death? What little things will you remember? This poem is written as an anniversary of loss.
I've included books featuring swampy areas, a poem about these environments, and information about swamps in this article.
Poetry helps make sense of confused feelings and provides emotional healing after a failed relationship. This poem is about breaking up and ending such a relationship.
This article includes a poem, an introduction, and the meanings associated with walls in literature.
If I were an ostrich I wouldn’t have to see All the bad news on the BBC I wouldn’t have to hear About hunger, war and fear I...
One day I heard the word "broken or, broken pieces" and, over a five year period pieces dropped in my spirit completing this poem in a form of a puzzle. Maybe this happened because I wasn't ready to deal with what the poem was trying to reveal. For some it takes time to mend the broken pieces.
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.
In this short collection, I wrote haiku poetry concerning the four elements (water, fire, air, and earth).
My dad's birthday is December 24th. He was a World War II veteran. If he were alive, he would be 104 as it is he died suddenly at the young age of 53 of an aortic aneurysm. I was 12. His funeral was on my birthday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
As Mother's Day fast approaches many of us are scrambling to find the perfect gift for our mothers. For Mothers Day this year I decided to create a collection of poems and art pieces to celebrate motherhood. This hub features a few of my poems for...
This poem explores the world around us and makes observations about divergent attitudes toward the environment. We can either preserve it or categorically destroy it. Nature will continue with or without mankind.
Poems inspired by the autumn season. Autumn is a beautiful season filled with vibrant changing colors.
Text messages and e-mails are the order of the day, for the communication. But can they compare with the earlier handwritten letters, when an envelope was opened gently with curiosity, emotions and a smile?
Although Facebook and Twitter are a wonderful new form of communication all is not perfect and cyber bullying and miscommunication is a real problem.
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.
Pictures and Poems about storms and stormy seas. Pictures are of Madeira, Portugal during dangerous storms over the years.
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.
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.
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 contains a poem for my Grandmother, an introduction, and data about different types of flowers.
In this Hub, I will discuss what being "Blessed and Favored" means to me. Feel free to share your own perspective.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Free verse dramatic love poetry by Ryan C. Beitler, Free verse poetry, poetry, lyric poetry, dramatic poetry
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 article features a poem about being shipwrecked along with ideas about beach symbolism in literature with three classic novels.
A poem about the bittersweet moment of having the strength to watch as your adult child leaves the nest. It's all about the memories of them as a child, colliding with the adult them; and the realization that no matter how old they get, they will always be your child.
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?”
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.
It is a poem written on the facts of the Constitution of India. But, are the Indians enjoying the rights given by their Constitution? Protect it truly and enjoy Republic Day.
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.
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...
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.
This is my take on the popular Bible story of David and Goliath from the Bible put written in rhyming verse.
In this piece I try to show that not everything is as it first appears and that looks can be deceiving.
This poem is about bullying and how a boy doesn't let it defeat him. Instead he goes on to accomplish what he set out to do.
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.
Falling in love is a magical feeling. Each of these poems gives a snapshot of different love stories, capturing that feeling and bringing it to life.
This poem just popped out in my mind while eating fries with my best friend Allen. To my group of best friends- hearts girls!❤
My life - A million pieces, A puzzle, incomplete. So many roads I've taken, With trusting, hopeful feet. Dreams have died, Yet others bloomed, No sense in looking back, At times, the light shone brightly Along my chosen track. ...
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.
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...
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.
Before Internet, email and even telephones and planes, people from different countries were still falling in love and often having to maintain long distance love affairs separated by miles and seas.
Three poems of love and appreciation for that special man in your life. An expression of friendship, intimacy and romance between soul-mates.
Acrostic poems I wrote a decade ago on heaven's angelic orchestra and dedicates it to lost loved ones
The poem can be related or felt if you have loved someone deeply but due to some circumstances were unable to take it any further . But ya , this poem gives you the strength and determination from your love !
This poem tells how I approach writing poetry and expresses my personal opinion on flowery verse/ purple prose, rhyming poetry and prose/free verse poetry.
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."
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...
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.
The speaker on the spiritual path finds obstacles in her way. She is aware that she must introspect to learn what is causing each obstruction. This poem dramatizes the speaker's desire for her goal of enlightenment and liberation.
She fills your life with love, care, warmth, motivation, affection, blessings, hope and many more things, which only she can give. Love her, and respect her, today, and everyday.
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.
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.
An Advent calendar is often part of the lead-up to Christmas. The calendar gives a small gift each day. Helping someone every day is a different way to celebrate Advent.
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.
This article includes a poem, snow symbolism in literature, and two works featuring snow as part of the story.
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.
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.
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.
It's poem of a person with so much pain in her heart but at the end, found inspiration to go on in life.
A Gentleman's love is about a woman realizing a man has a heart of a true gentleman. The way he displays his feelings melts her heart. As they embrace one another they feel a sensation pulling them together. They know they can get past any complications. They find a love they both deserve.
Do faeries really exist and will they show kindness and love to humans? They do and they will if you truly believe.
A poem about rivers along with information about rivers in the U.S. and in literature is in this article.
So we all have heard the proverb " Time and tide waits for none." We all agree to it...actually we have to agree because at some point of time , we all had to bow down before the Almighty Time !
Life is beautiful. Be grateful and live, one day at a time. Life can be full of infinite possibilities, when you are together with your loved ones, and content with something, as simple as the morning cup of tea.
From inspiration to innovation, Leonardo Da Vinci's life, genius, and artistic influences have unleashed my own curiosity.
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.
Through poetry and quotes, this article expresses the significant role that fathers play in our lives. Fathers give love, guidance, feelings of self-worth and a moral compass by which to live.
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.
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.
Just a bit of nonsense verse I wrote for no particular reason. Sometimes it’s good just to write whatever pops into your head. This was one of those occasions.
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.
This is a poem about life, death and our perception time. How time can feel differently over the years.
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.
If there is a hell on earth, it would be a boyfriend or girlfriend's insane jealousy. So find out the best way to deal with jealousy.
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.
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 ..
A paper has more patience than people.A little piece of paper can make this world eternal;because paper is eternal.
A set of limericks about my personal life stage, of 'enforced' retirement, that reflect my thoughts, my feelings, and my experiences, and that can affect us all at various times. I hope that you approve..
A poem about love and relationships, and not giving up on a love that could turn out to be wonderful, just because there are obstacles in the way.
It's the most wonderful time of the year and I gave turned all of your most loved christmas films into rhyme poetry
A marriage troubled by broken trust can lead to the decision to end it. Staying together to save a broken marriage is a viable choice for those couples who want to save their marriage and not end it.
This 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.
Indelible Images is a poem I have written as a tribute to my mother after revisiting our old house in Ireland.
Nature inspired me to write poems about sunrises and sunsets, just by looking out the window, a decade ago.
Random acts of violence are assaulting our souls almost daily. Let us attempt to eradicate these random acts of violence in the world with random acts of kindness and love.
Going through my old sketchbook I came across a few drawings that I had long since forgotten about. Well, I had the idea of including a couple of them as illustrations for my poetry. This poem was written as a story to describe one of those sketches.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Have you ever wished for a sign from someone who has passed on? Dimes From Heaven is a beautiful description of that exact wish!
A poetry collaboration between John Hansen (Jodah) and Chris Mills (cam8510). This is our third collaboration but the first in the poetry genre. Hopefully an enjoyable read.
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?"
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”...
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.
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...
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 medieval poem is based on the novel "The Jester" co-authored by James Patterson and Andrew Gross. It is another in my Off the Shelf series
This poem is part of a collection of poetry that I have written as a tribute to nature. The following poem is about a little deer born on a beautiful spring day whose senses are keen to all the life around him and the bond between him and his mother.
This narrative poem is an exciting retelling of the myth of the minotaur, a terrifying monster with the head of the bull and the body of a man, stalking through a labyrinth on the Isle of Crete for his human sacrificial prey.
She wants to freeze time is about a woman who sees fireworks each time he holds her close. She no longer feels broken. He makes her feel complete. She wants to make time stop. She wants to freeze this moment in time with his hand holding hers.
"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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
This is a poem I made when I was feeling really down and alone. I felt that I need to release the pain so that I will feel better. And it is by writing this poem.
When you pass homeless persons on the street, see them through the eyes of poetry. Remove the lenses that distort your perceptions. You will clearly see images of humanity and dignity in the homeless.
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.
An inspirational poem about angels, in memory of the 11th anniversary of my grandfather passing away this month
This is a poem that explores the pipe-dream of creating a more perfect society and better world for us all to live in.
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.
Letting the walls down is about a woman protecting her heart by building walls. Living her life in a dream world not wanting to feel despair. When he crosses her path she wants to take a chance. She lets the walls crumble putting her love on the line hoping he finds her this time .
In the midst of all the holiday glitter and frenzy, I easily forget what Christmas really celebrates. Here's a poem I wrote to express this.
This article contains data about lighthouses, four books about the topic, and a poem about a fictional lighthouse keeper.
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.
This article features a poem about how sunrise can inspire memories. Facts and songs about our sun are also included.
A dark poem about an old curiosity shop in a rarely visited part of town. There is a saying, "Curiosity killed the cat."
This is a poem about our relationship with rain. I've included a few interesting facts about rain and songs with rain in the title for the reader to explore.