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 ...
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 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.
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...
In this piece I try to show that not everything is as it first appears and that looks can be deceiving.
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.
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 ..
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 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.
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.
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.
She dreams of a bright, cheerful & happy life, but ends up accepting the reality. The poem metaphorically presents the difficult circumstances she undergoes and her dream of a day built to her design....
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.
In this poem, I endeavour to portray how some people are happy to live a stress-free existence without being tied down to family, possessions, home, job etc. To them, a sense of freedom and only being responsible for themselves is the ideal lifestyle.
A poem that exposes the twisted mentality of the trophy hunter and this blood sport from the animals’ perspective.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 article is about a woman whose visits to an old house lead to an unexpected encounter with the supernatural.
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?"
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.
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 collection of poems that I wrote about nature and wildlife, and our interactions with the natural world.
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.
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.
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.
The nuclear industry makes billions from building and maintaining nuclear power stations. It is not in their financial interest to broadcast just how dangerous they are.
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.
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.
Through art, poetry, quotes and songs, this article celebrates a mother's healing touch to her children. With their nurturing love, they help us to grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. They will always hold a special place in our hearts.
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.
My grandchildren live far away in Asia. When they visit, it is a very special time. Writing poems about their activities helps me remember good times. These memories are from their visit in 2015.
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.
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 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.
We have our convictions which could be labeled with a words ending with "..ism". In some cases they are merely personalized versions -- but still recognizable as such.
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 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 brief look at grief and the fact that there are no rules to its experiences. It is very arbitrary and happens anytime, whether for long or short durations and is personal to every person.
Poems inspired by the Lighthouse on the beach at Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset and by the digging of lugworms for bait. The history of the lighthouse is inextricably linked to the present day, as it now has a tourist rather than marine rôle.
A 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.
Do faeries really exist and will they show kindness and love to humans? They do and they will if you truly believe.
Mothers, motherhood, and mothering are perfect subjects for poetry because of the deep emotional ties between mother and child.
Nature reveals God's handiwork. It is His gift to mankind. Few people can be in nature without feeling the greatness of a Creator. The ocean is sacred space for me because I feel His inexplicable presence. And our fellowship is sweet.
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.
This article contains data about lighthouses, four books about the topic, and a poem about a fictional lighthouse keeper.
Haiku poems are great reads. They capture the mind and opens the clouds of imagination indeed. Here are some haiku poems for you.
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.
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.
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.
Symbolism of two related attitudes, one finding its outlet in something big which is supposed to be its excuse for being. Read it to find out more.
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.
"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.
I was recently introduced to a poem by William Henry Davies titled "Leisure". This poem "No More Unicorns" was inspired by reading that poem.
A poem about rivers along with information about rivers in the U.S. and in literature is in this article.
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!
Nature inspired me to write poems about sunrises and sunsets, just by looking out the window, a decade ago.
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.
A call to expand our awareness about what we are doing to our planet, its beautiful wildlife and to each other.We can make the choice to live in peace rather than in a state of constant wars.
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.
The circle as a sign of eternity is well represented in nature. The shapes of celestial bodies, orbits of planets, solar systems and galaxies, follow the circular/elliptic form. Through poetry and essay, we look at the possibility that man, too, might be following the circular path.
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.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
My original poem, "Between Broken Poems," touts the efficacy of "broken poems" as receptacles for much of life's vicissitudes including all the trials and tribulations associated with various levels of pride, vanity, and loss.
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 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 three poems follow the stages of a failed romance with attempts at working on the relationship with the intent of making it last.
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.
My inspiration for this poem came from a Rudyard Kipling poem I read some time ago. It was called "The Gipsy (sic) Trail."
"Lucifer" is an interesting word that is used to represent both good and evil. In this article I explore the meaning of the word by using prose and a poem that I wrote. The creation of the article was triggered by a writing challenge established in April, which is National Poetry Month.
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
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.
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.
Two more poems for poetry month. Words are my passion. By their nature they encompass everything. Here you have my words, famous people's words and favourite words of my own.
This is just a letter to my friend ' Nice'n Easy, ending a forty year relationship due to an allergic reaction.
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.
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.
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.
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 poem shares the love and abundance of Jesus Christ. Also known as the Prince of Peace, this poem focuses on how the message and character of Jesus is used, seen, and valued in the world today.
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.
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.
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...
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.
A simple poem describing love and how we sometimes wait too long before declaring our feelings for someone.
Did you ever have a hero that wasn't so heroic after all? Read this narrative poem about my misguided adoration.
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.
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?
In this fast paced throw away society people are constantly looking for shortcuts and ways to save time. They no longer have the patience 5hey once did and attention spans seem to be getting shorter. Words With Friends is a shortened version of Scrabble that originated as a Facebook game.
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.
Three poems of love and appreciation for that special man in your life. An expression of friendship, intimacy and romance between soul-mates.
This is my take on the popular Bible story of David and Goliath from the Bible put written in rhyming verse.
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.
An inspirational poem about angels, in memory of the 11th anniversary of my grandfather passing away this month
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.
I used a still-life drawing I had done of an ornamental horse and elephant that I have at home as inspiration for this poem. I wanted to incorporate the drawing but was struggling as to how to write a poem around it. My muse finally came to my aid, and this is the result.
Have you ever wished for a sign from someone who has passed on? Dimes From Heaven is a beautiful description of that exact wish!
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.
Through beautiful pictures, quotes, and poetry, this hub shows us how angels can inspire us to do good with our lives by creating a more loving and peaceful world.
Love is challenging when the person you are with has been heartbroken in the past. A part of him is missing. It is hidden deep within. He is no longer willing to take a chance on love again.
The first person "we" on the first line refers to the reader and the author, while the second person "you" on the last line is the reader alone, as the author is talking directly to her readers. "Heart's Desire" is about the goal, the purpose, or the dream that they may both have.
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.
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...
This article includes a poem, an introduction, and the meanings associated with walls in literature.
Life is not always certain. Act now, perform duties, fulfill desires, make amends with relationships, forget and forgive, spread happiness. As towards the end of your life, you may look back, and realize that there was a lot you could do.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A poem advocating that change must first take place in the Spiritual Heart or the Human Psyche, before it spreads to the outer world.
Verses that recite supernatural or fantastic love, its essence is real, because love is in the mind and heart with pure and true feelings existing to the infinite of the universe of love.
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.
People luv to tell you "they're all the same". Don't believe them! It isn't true. Pick your ground and stand it. And don't let them lull you into apathy. Some things are worth fighting for!
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.
“Don’t Swim With Sharks” can be sang along with the song lyrics sung by, Flock of Seagulls, “I Ran”. Two videos included. These are man-eating, hungry sharks; so, do be careful!
If you want to make a contribution to the World, to make others happy, to spread joy and happiness; the time is right here, right now. Happinesses is not something, to be postponed. No more excuses of being busy, or having no opportunities. Spread happiness by little acts of kindness and compassion.
The Loving Nest is a poem about overprotective parents and their negative effects on their young.Though they mean well, there is a time to let go, especially once a child reaches adulthood. If they continue to ignore their child's maturity, they will be their child's greatest harm.
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.
No means no, in any way, shape, or form that it's stated. Without a concrete yes, it's a no. And yes, consent can be revoked.
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.
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.
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.
A dark poem about an old curiosity shop in a rarely visited part of town. There is a saying, "Curiosity killed the cat."
In this short collection, I wrote haiku poetry concerning the four elements (water, fire, air, and earth).
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
I've included books featuring swampy areas, a poem about these environments, and information about swamps in this article.
This poem is another in my "Off the Shelf" series. This time the subject is the unpleasant reality of domestic violence.
A poem about hard work and hard times in the textile mills with a brief history of the textile industry.
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.
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.
A look back on a few emotions I felt during a few heartbreaks. I hope you enjoy these poems. Thanks for reading!
This is a poem about homelessness. The author is trying to invoke the feelings of a homeless man as he goes through what possibly will be his last hour.
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.
When you first meet someone you enjoy his/her company. You want to hold his/her hand. If you are in love, you still want to hold his/her hand years later.
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.
This poem reflects on a man who takes care of his family. He has a compassion. He stands up for his beliefs.
Life is like spinning the wheel of fortune. Spinning and hoping that it will land on your lucky number.
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?
Prayers to say before bed are extremely important expressions. Prayers can certainly help you sleep better by releasing stress and tensions of the day through your spoken words or thoughts. Here are several prayers to say before bed. They encompass a variety of situations you might incur...
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.
Rainbows that span endless miles across the sky make us smile. We cast a wish upon the brilliant colors of assorted hues. May all your rainbow wishes come true...
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.