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  • Rookie - 892 Points Mike Acker (10/23/2014 2:38:00 AM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    The Two-Faced Woman

    I see a woman with two faces
    looking my way.
    I wonder, what she
    sees of me.
    Can she truly
    see anything,
    this two-faced woman
    whose gaze wandered
    my way?

    Now and then
    she twists her head,
    as if to adjust her
    view. I realize,
    no matter how she looks
    she will only see shadowy
    remains of what I used to be.

    Looking back, I can tell she sees
    nothing. The eyes stare back,
    blank. Of course,
    I can see I am not there,
    in her eyes.
    Only the darkest part of my shadow,
    will ever chase her mind.

    Mike Acker

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    • Professor Plum (10/23/2014 12:52:00 PM) Post reply

      Where were you in relationship to her?Were you behind her, or in front?Either way she might have seen you and pretended not to. See, if she " twisted her head" she'd still be able to see you ... more

    • Gulsher John (10/23/2014 5:24:00 AM) Post reply

      Mike, I think i read it before, isn't? i like the last stanza more.

  • Rookie - 54 Points Mique Slacker (10/22/2014 4:48:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    The Gal With Four Faces

    her head was a cube
    like picasso's

    she had eyes like

    four faces freaked
    me out

    her head was a cube
    like picasso's

    no trouble wiping the
    old bum

    could never t-bone
    that gal

    at all

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  • Freshman - 1,275 Points Patricia Grantham (10/22/2014 8:52:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Could someone please explain to me how popularity is rated?
    I am not sure of how this is done. I would appreciate it if someone
    could help me with this dilemma. Thank you very much
    for your attention.

    Best regards,

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    • Mandolyn ... (10/22/2014 4:19:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      I guess when you like a poet and how many likes that poet gets over time? Or ratings on the poem? Or maybe it's the shoes. I'm barefoot. I don't pay attention to that biz. Writing is like hiki ... more

  • Freshman - 1,707 Points Pranab K Chakraborty (10/22/2014 12:53:00 AM) Post reply

    Sky bending down to our windows shudder to see us always the beauty of undefined.

  • Rookie - 310 Points Bull Hawking (10/21/2014 11:22:00 PM) Post reply

    Has anyone heard from Gary Witt?, .......I was just wondering what ever happened to him....I always liked his input in this forum....and his style. Gary, wherever you are....you are missed.


  • Rookie - 380 Points Adam M. Snow (10/21/2014 5:50:00 PM) Post reply | Read 3 replies

    I've posted this a while back ago and I've done some few rewrites to it. What do you guys think of it now?

    This Lost Lamb
    Written by Adam M. Snow

    Oh by the morning strike of day
    and by the calm obscure of night,
    my heart is Yours O God - I pray;
    grant this lost lamb Your holy sight.

    Give this lost lamb the sight to see,
    truth that lies in the love of Thee.
    Grant me the sight of your own eyes
    and make O God, this dumb man wise.

    Grant this lost lamb the words to speak,
    the Word O God of Yours to man,
    the Word of truth for which they seek
    in ways a lamb once lost dare can.

    Grant this lost lamb an ear to hear,
    and hear Your voice so crystal clear.
    Speak Ye - O God with words of love,
    let this lamb hear Your voice above.

    Grant this lost lamb the feet to lead,
    so I may guide a crowd to Thee.
    Help this lamb O God to succeed,
    and help the ones encage be free.

    Grant this lost lamb the hands to aid,
    and help the fallen and afraid,
    and help the lost ones to be found.
    Help me guide them to solid ground.

    Lead this lost lamb - O God, to Thee;
    save this lamb from the sunless deep.
    Grant me the sight so I may see
    Your love's overpowering heap.

    Let this lost lamb be born again,
    to live for You - O God, Amen.

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  • Rookie - 0 Points Deborah Cromer (10/21/2014 12:04:00 PM) Post reply

    Improvements, modifications, adjustments, changes...PoemHunter is not the same. All in all though, reading down recent and past posts I can see that some things never change. Good to know.

  • Rookie - 380 Points Adam M. Snow (10/20/2014 3:55:00 PM) Post reply

    The Fruits of Insanity
    Written by Adam M. Snow

    If you are hungry, take a bite
    - leave your worries and plight,
    saver the taste, the poet's fruit
    where inspiration goes to flock.

    If you are hungry, take a bite
    - lose yourself in writer's smite;
    the taste is bitter, O so bitter,
    a bite would lose your sanity.

    Take a bite, that precious fruit,
    let your mind dilute;
    see the world through poet's eyes
    with oppress madness stair.

    If you are hungry, take your pen and write
    - let your words flow and let it take flight.
    Indulge yourself in insanity's fruit
    and become the writer of tomorrow.

  • Bronze Star - 6,361 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (10/20/2014 9:14:00 AM) Post reply

    I have read the poem of Carl Sandsburg the great American poet and poem " From the shore" pertaining to the birds flying in distant destinations irrespective of various adversities those faces. The close observation of nature and rhyming lines of the poem makes it so beautiful and I liked it very much.

  • Rookie - 892 Points Mike Acker (10/20/2014 12:06:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    A corny older poem from me...Disguise as reply...

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    • Mike Acker (10/20/2014 3:14:00 AM) Post reply

      Disguise I keep asking myself over and over, and over again: " How could something so good have turned so badly? Something so right have turned so wrong? How could something so l ... more

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