A simple poem describing love and how we sometimes wait too long before declaring our feelings for someone.
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.
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.
I know, every day, my chance is running low. Getting you back is like building a dream in my illusion while awake. Tears swell my eyes. The wails of my soul have long roared in mute mourning, hope I never materialized.
Life is a combination of sweet-sour experiences. It’s upto us to create a balance, in order to lead a worthwhile life. To imagine that there will be no obstacles in our lives ever, is not possible. Joys and sorrows are part of life. To enjoy the positives, you must have the taste of the negatives.
This article contains a poem for my Grandmother, an introduction, and data about different types of flowers.
This is a poem about prophets and saints - made in the tradition of the Psalms, Rubaiyat, and Qur'an.
Rain falls to help the weak roots. Just observe how the rain seduces him and then quietly absorbs the gaps in every crevice attached to his body, then soaks the dry mass.
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.
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.
After finding my identity, I made a lot of enigmas. This is a collection of "Enigmas" in my diary entries for friends and lovers.
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.
A poem that exposes the twisted mentality of the trophy hunter and this blood sport from the animals’ perspective.
This is my take on the popular Bible story of David and Goliath from the Bible put written in rhyming verse.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
This article includes a poem, an introduction, and the meanings associated with walls in literature.
"My beauty will last as long as I live; No dwindling of charm you will see. I have found a way to boost my appeal As the years take their toll on me." All older people can benefit from this perspective.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As I started my poop poem journey, I thought of the name Hai-Poo for a Haiku style poem. I began to research Haiku rules because I certainly couldn't remember from learning in school! So here are a couple I've written! I hope you enjoy...take the quiz at the end to see what you know about a Haiku.
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 contains data about lighthouses, four books about the topic, and a poem about a fictional lighthouse keeper.
This is a poem about the mental illness, depression. It explains how hard it is to see the positive side of life when you're stuck in a depressive state. It describes some of the feelings and emotions that come along with depression and how difficult it is to be stuck feeling hopeless and sad.
You woke up my dry dreams, buried by violent dogmas wrapped in holy light. Breaking the hypocritical curtain, freeing the devil who welcomed the coming of al-Masih.
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.
One Woman's Perspective. Abuse comes slowly. It creeps up like the tide; a tide infested with blood-red death. It poisons you slowly, over months; over years.
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.
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.
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.
Text messages and emails are the order of the day for communication. But can they compare with earlier handwritten letters, when an envelope was opened gently with curiosity, emotions and a smile?
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.
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.
I think most operating room nurses and techs will connect with this poem. It is what we do most days of the week.
Keeping Sociopaths away sometimes requires desperate measures. Pet guillotines do the trick! However, for obvious reasons, these are dangerous pets that need to be kept caged unless they are on attack-mode. My pet guillotine is trained to sense incoming Dark Personalities!
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.
In this short collection, I wrote haiku poetry concerning the four elements (water, fire, air, and earth).
Two aesthetic, ethereal and esoteric poems, expressing the beauty of the soul and the wonders of God's Love.
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.
Haiku about the refreshing summer breeze that blows across the land gentle and refreshing. The summer breeze expressed in the form of haiku, read on.
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?"
Marriage is a union between two people that exudes love. To my future husband, I hope that these words find you and that when we finally join together, our love will be divine.
I was recently introduced to a poem by William Henry Davies titled "Leisure". This poem "No More Unicorns" was inspired by reading that poem.
Enjoy this narrative poem about an ice cream truck jingle that put a little boy into a sugary trance.
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.
What happens when we die is a mystery. No one knows for sure what awaits us. Some claim certainty. I understand, but I do not agree. We really don't know. How could we know? No one has come back to tell us the truth.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
There are four types of love ~ Agape, Philia, Storge and Eros. These poems describe each type of love and their meanings.
This article features a poem about how sunrise can inspire memories. Facts about our sun are also included.
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 ...
Endless love is a treasure that flows, tenderly and fragrantly; its sweetness enchants our path with an amazing, vibrant energy from the unprecedented joy it brings! True love is eternal.
A Shakespearean Sonnet expressing the joys of spiritual experience, leaving behind the pangs of shadows.
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.
What is an Angry Dragon? This rhyming poem describes the Angry Dragon of 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.
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.
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.
Haiku poems are great reads. They capture the mind and opens the clouds of imagination indeed. Here are some haiku poems for you.
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.
The robe of the Goddess, like Dione who must be willing to lose her soul mate, Aphrodite must also be prepared to lose her beauty. I am the most capable usurper, swallowing to the roots of beauty, which makes myself increasingly eternal.
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.
Silence seems to have one of the loudest noise, capable of threatening the soul. Most times we don't see silence as possessive of a voice. Do you think silence has a voice? How does it speak to you?
A dark poem about an old curiosity shop in a rarely visited part of town. There is a saying, "Curiosity killed the cat."
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.
This is an ode to the beautiful mountains of N.C., along with information about national parks there. I've also included symbolic meanings of mountains in literature.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Edward Lear published limericks and other nonsense verse in his life time.Here are 10 limerick poems to celebrate his birthday.
What inspired me to write this sonnet, was the quote "the most common man in the world is a poor man with talent".I adhere to the quote 100%.We are all talented, but the vast majority is not cultivating and fertilizing those talents as a result we end up living undesired lives .
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.
Death changes everything. This is a poem I wrote about the changes that occur after death touches a person. In this case, the poem commemorates the feelings after my three year old nephew died.
This is a collection of poems that I wrote about nature and wildlife, and our interactions with the natural world.
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.
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...
Three poems tell the story of a failed romance when still in love, and the attempts at working on the relationship with the intent of making it last.
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.
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!
The author has deeply expressed the anguish of society and how the insane barbarian became obstructionists on the path of love. The author's love is so pure that he has expressed hope and trust that he can overcome thousands of barriers to prove the power of his immortal love.
Opposites really do attract as evident in this rhyme below- including our own relationship memes! Spock is ever logical, and I am passionately emotional; yet, we are almost perfect for each other! Well, almost...
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.
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.
“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!
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”...
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?
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 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.
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
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.
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.
This article contains a poem about a forest, an introduction, and some interesting facts about woodlands around the globe.
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.
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 poem is another in my "Off the Shelf" series. This time the subject is the unpleasant reality of domestic violence.
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.
This article features a poem about renovation and interesting materials for building houses is provided.
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 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.
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.
When we look at the world today and the constant fear of terrorism and hence a fear of allowing refugees, asylum seekers, immigrants (or whatever we choose to call them) into our society it bares remarkable similarities to how our body rejects foreign bodies introduced to it.
This poem takes the stages of love and equates them to nature's seasons. It is a good read for Wedding Orders of Service or vows, or as a nice poem to present to a loved one or spouse.
A paper has more patience than people.A little piece of paper can make this world eternal;because paper is eternal.
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.
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.
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.
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 ..
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.
Previously I wrote a poem called "If I Could Write a Love Poem." It was very well received and even selected to turn into a song that was recorded on an album by Tally Koren. This is the sequel.
Three poems of love and appreciation for that special man in your life. An expression of friendship, intimacy and romance between soul-mates.
Flowers are perhaps the most beautiful creations of the Mother Nature. Capturing their beauty in the camera is not easy. Their tenderness and their fragrance, can’t be captured. I love to capture their beauty, as they blossom.They have a short lifespan. But in pictures, their beauty lasts forever.
This is a collection of poems about heartbreak that the author penned himself. The poems attempt to explore the different emotions expressed during a heartbreak.
A poem about rivers along with information about rivers in the U.S. and in literature is in this article.
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.
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.
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...
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.
This is not your ordinary poem about lightning bugs. It is a story of how flying beetles remind me of summertime and my childhood in Philadelphia.
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.
Self-sacrifice has never been a popular topic, but we all admire those who have been willing to live such lives. It is much more difficult to take that step ourselves, but when we do, amazing things happen.
A poem advocating that change must first take place in the Spiritual Heart or the Human Psyche, before it spreads to the outer world.
This 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."
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.
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.
A poem on living life the right way. Live and let live, be happy and carefree, let others live and fulfill all their dreams. Live life and enjoy.
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.
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. ...
Mothers, motherhood, and mothering are perfect subjects for poetry because of the deep emotional ties between mother and child.