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  • Tony Adah (6/17/2014 10:29:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply Stage

    Hi poets, when I write I have the full expresssion of myself in relation to my environment past or present. I marry It, I divorce It with very unconventional prose. And that is poetry for you! Join me to read along, your commments I will appreciate.

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    • Jefferson Carter (6/17/2014 4:33:00 PM) Post reply Stage

      Tony, " I divorce it with very unconventional prose" ? I have NO idea what you mean!

  • Mokhtari Houssam Eddine (6/17/2014 8:22:00 AM) Post reply Stage

    Hi everyone, I really need handy friends for I'm new here and I've any poems yet whereas there will be soon your messages, comments and support are welcome

  • Bosa Masibi (6/17/2014 7:23:00 AM) Post reply | Read 3 replies Stage

    hello guys, i have been writing poems and i dont feel they are good enough, how do i write very good poems?please help

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    • Debra Robinson (6/18/2014 12:37:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply Stage

      Hi Bosa, I think the best place to start is by writing what you head and heart is telling you to write. Write with passion first and then work with your critical eye to hone your skills. Post he ... more

    • Alexander Rizzo (6/17/2014 7:41:00 PM) Post reply Stage

      i beg to differ - there are good poems and bad poems. reconcile yourself to that sir

    • Tony Adah (6/17/2014 10:16:00 AM) Post reply | Read 2 replies Stage

      Bosa, no poem is good or bad. Just follow your thought flow that's all. Your perceptions are all yours. Happy writing. Tony.

  • Micheal Olaniyi (6/17/2014 4:36:00 AM) Post reply Stage

    Hello gentlemens and ladies. Please i am kindly inviting you to come and read my poems, and i would love you comments. Thanks

  • Sherrie Kolb Cassel (6/16/2014 3:49:00 PM) Post reply Stage

    Hello, everyone, especially, my stalker Otto Schtupen...hope all is well. I see nothing constructive is happening here...miss you all so much. See you after class.

  • delilah contrapunctal (6/15/2014 9:01:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies Stage

    Hey, (mis) management...gonna delete a wink?...or only if it is used thusly: ']) .....seriously inane censoring happening gone! !

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  • Debra Robinson (6/15/2014 5:06:00 PM) Post reply | Read 3 replies Stage

    Arlington National Cemetery

    In the rolling hills of Arlington
    White headstones stand row by row.
    A sacred trust—
    Bestowed upon these hallowed grounds.
    Through the decades, the battles and wars,
    A blanket of eternal rest.

    “The day is done, gone the sun”
    The bugler stands alone.

    In a demonstration of an ethos,
    A horse-drawn caisson will pass—
    Among the headstones,
    To a final resting place.

    The precision of clicking of heels in the distance,
    Paces matched—
    Stride for stride,
    At the tomb of the unknowns.

    “The day is done, gone the sun”
    The bugler stands alone.

    Straight line formations—
    Where honor and valor have come to rest.
    For these soldiers,
    Their last call sounded,
    Through the eyes of history.

    Now in eternal slumber,
    Surrendering to the emotion,
    The sounding of Taps—
    Their final tribute.

    Stand down; rest easy
    Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Marine

    “The day is done, gone the sun”
    The bugler stands alone.

    © June 14,2014
    “The day is done, gone the sun” opening lyrics to Taps

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    • Alexander Rizzo (6/17/2014 7:53:00 PM) Post reply Stage

      sorry, whoever you are. i'm no one but alex, and pretty proud. and i know a bad poem when i......smell one

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  • Gulsher John (6/14/2014 11:47:00 PM) Post reply Stage

    the Old Nick

    On the life's canvas
    wallpapered by colours, shining bright,
    We, the inhabitants of the ARID zone
    (making waves with all wet ideas)
    set a stain upon its grace.
    (an occult phenomena, is viewed with sardonic skepticism) .
    like an Old Nick
    we aren't raised from the Hades
    to threaten the 'angelic peace'.
    but they don't know
    we are (like forgotten genomes)
    only survive
    on the margin line
    of space and time.

  • Mike Acker (6/14/2014 3:10:00 PM) Post reply Stage


    A young boy sits at the edge of his abyss,
    with his feet dangling precariously,
    and comfortably. A girl waves at him
    and smiles. It is gray around her, the gray

    of depth and darkness. Her tiny feet must be
    struggling under the surface to keep her
    head above. He smiles back and waves.
    These exchanges become their tales and torments.

    The waves try to sync their souls. Both their eyes
    reflect the other; hers, his bright smile,
    while his, her grimacing lips. Often, silent
    massive waves will hide her face from his view,

    but he waits forever, and she reappears
    no less than before. She can't swim to him,
    for there are no longer mermaids in the sea.
    He can't fly to her, as men can not soar.

    For her, sink, she must. For him, fall, he will.
    What they found was too perilously still.

    Mike Acker

  • Debra Robinson (6/13/2014 4:10:00 PM) Post reply | Read 6 replies Stage

    A sharing with others
    Of all that you are—
    Or dream of being.

    Words probing the boundaries of your spirit
    In reflection of your soul
    Surviving individual readings-
    An interpretations

    Forever immortalized on paper.

    © 1987 Debra Kay Robinson

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    • Peter Stavropoulos (6/15/2014 5:18:00 PM) Post reply Stage

      Hi Debra, I see that you have had a few other comments since I posted my comment. Jefferson's comment should be taken seriously, especially if your desire is to be published. He is more than qualified ... more

    • Professor Plum (6/15/2014 3:26:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply Stage

      Jefferson is correct. Read and study some great poetry and you'll see where some of the problems lie. There's so many people on here (and other poetry sites) that do not know what good poetry is. It' ... more

    • Jefferson Carter (6/15/2014 12:09:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies Stage

      Debra, this is hard for me to experience because it's so loaded with abstractions. Read some good contemporary poets, Mary Ruefle, Heather mcHugh, etc., and see what can be done with concrete particu ... more

    • Peter Stavropoulos (6/15/2014 4:18:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply Stage

      Hi Debra, like your poem, especially the ... more

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