Writing Poetry

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  • Rookie - 0 Points Jaswanth Kola (8/13/2014 12:12:00 AM) Post reply

    Life is like a sun rise,
    Where you can win many prize.
    Life has many challenges,
    You have to be like avengers.

  • Bronze Star - 6,221 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (8/11/2014 10:28:00 AM) Post reply

    Poetry itself is a wonderful gift of talented and educated minds which bridges the humans and cultures living in such a vast earth. Writing poetry and the skill development is a good thing and reading these columns are a helpful solution which I likes to read and participate. The poets are members of the world community and naturally their woes and happiness they observe comes to the idea of creation of a poetry. Together with the close observation of nature, world problems, and such things comes to the mind for writing poetry. Anyway Poem hunter com.like platform gives lot of opportunity to read best of the poems from the poets of new generation as well as the great poets of the world which inspires the new poets to have certain improvement in their writings.

  • Rookie - 37 Points Allian Bern (8/8/2014 12:33:00 AM) Post reply


    Out of control
    We broke the chains that tied us whole
    A fire inside us, it melts our words
    Every secret has its own truth
    The more we keep it, the more it shows
    I'm not saying the words that are right
    And you keep doing actions that you hate
    The brain collides the beats of the heart
    Though it will not pause, more it will not stop
    Same question plays when we lie in our bed
    Rather to eject it, we load more instead
    We can't kill the living pictures in our head
    Wake or sleep it stays as we live
    But one thing pushes us to the wrong way
    It keeps dividing us as we step
    We want to look back but we're stiff necked
    I have a thousand words to say
    It's hard to let go all promises
    Have to pretend you are gone and dead
    Know you'll do the same thing as i did


  • Rookie - 37 Points Samia Ety (8/6/2014 5:02:00 AM) Post reply

    I Am Tired of Being Afraid

    In my heart remains
    They’re all of left me
    when I needed them most.
    In the dark time
    No one i couldn’t see;

    My pain,
    My tears,
    MY frustration,
    There was no one with me
    There is no one with me
    There will no one with me.

    No one; i guess i am sure.

    I felt pain,
    and fear,
    and sadness,
    again and again.

    I am tired
    I am tired
    I am tired of being afraid.

    Written by S. Ety.

  • Rookie - 57 Points Cheryl Griffith (8/5/2014 9:58:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Another significant thing you must know and remember if you write poetry is meter. You need to know the basics of meter, which is based on syllables, emphasized and not emphasized. The basic building block is an " iamb" , a word that begins with a non emphasized and ends with an emphasized syllable, the beat reads: duh-DUH. Example: awake, abuse, afraid, etc..you can hear that duh-duh. I cannot go into depth here on all the acceptable forms of meter and substitutions. You must be aware of the beat of your lines, is it a-b beat or perhaps an a-b-b-c beat?In essence, you must study meter to master the craft!

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  • Rookie - 57 Points Cheryl Griffith (8/5/2014 9:37:00 AM) Post reply

    People tend to just put the first word that comes to their mind in the poem. Never accept just any word, always search for the perfect word that best says what you want to say and at the same time one that will creates imagery and paint a picture in readers mind. Don't just put anything out there for readers to read, give them your best. Poetry is about the best words in their best order.

  • Bronze Star - 6,221 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (8/4/2014 10:25:00 AM) Post reply

    writing skill of a poet is much important. There must be fitting words to express the meaning intended. Relevance of ideas are also to be born in mind and creation of a poem is somewhat a blessing and intuition coming from the innerthoughts which always are not easy.

  • Veteran Poet - 4,874 Points Heather Wilkins (8/4/2014 4:41:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    When writing a poem, the title is important. A Clever title will encourage the reader to read the poem. I try to take a few words from the poem for my title.

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  • Veteran Poet - 4,874 Points Thabang Kgwatalala (8/3/2014 3:33:00 PM) Post reply

    ...is just a fantasy.

    Deep down inside, I can speak with words full of beauty, honour and respect, just to convience my self that you are the one.
    I can express how I feel about you, just to imagine the flames of your heart, my fear.
    I can close my eyes, just to dream you on my shoulder.

    I can see your smile on my picture wall, the expression of laughter, just to convience my self that you are mine.
    I can have you all over me, kissing till your heart stop pounding like a thunder when you feel my comfort, just to picture the joy we can have.

    But suddenly, at the end of the day all that was a dream and you are just a friend to me.

  • Veteran Poet - 4,874 Points X. L. Woo (8/1/2014 9:44:00 AM) Post reply

    Muse At Washington's Headquarters

    I seem to hear the thundering of the cannons
    From two hundred years ago.
    I seem to see the array of the soldiers
    Marching to attack Her Majesty's armies.
    I seem to hearken the rolls of the drums.
    I seem to behold the unfurling of the banners.
    All is for the Independence,
    For freedom and for democracy!
    I recall the Solemn vow:
    " Give me liberty, or give me death! "
    So America's born and lives.
    The tradition prevails.
    If every people under the tyranny
    Either of feudalism or of communism
    Can be up and roar:
    " Give me liberty, or give me death! "
    Then we will have the world peace- -
    The peace we desire so long!
    Oh, God, I pray Thee:
    Let the spirit of America
    Inspire peoples in the world!

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