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  • Rookie - 474 Points Mike Barrett (11/9/2014 10:06:00 AM) Post reply
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    Hi all,

    I've been away for a while - taking a break. Yesterday, with winter coming, I decided to put pen to paper and, in the Haiku format, have written several poems. I'll leave one here but will post others today and over the coming weeks to my page.

    Haiku 6 – Unexpected

    Late teens - hormones rage

    Protection is neglected

    Oops - pregnancy

    © M. Barrett – all rights reserved

  • Rookie - 0 Points Keabetswe Thomas (11/7/2014 3:08:00 PM) Post reply

    helo everyone, , im a poet but never performed or shown my work to anyone so i would like honest critism.this is one of my poems

    poem title: my midnight train

    your request for conversation
    i rust my voice for your applaudes
    my endorsement to fame
    i woke up this blue morning
    last night i rode on my midnight train
    i travelled to far far water -falls
    to places where the moon land and the sun hides
    only on my midnight train can i reach such places
    i springed to reach for more
    my crowned title was name-tagged like that of Sodomy of Sodome
    i was the kingsmen, happiness and joy i tasted them
    my immortality was casted like that of the son of nazareth so i heard
    the morning rooster behind my small mud hut stationed my train in the spooky hours of the new day
    my sweedish ivy
    i woke up from such a beautiful dream
    from a place where nothing is hard laboured for
    to a place where blood dry and flow for a short taste of life
    i can not wait to be on my midnight train again..

    the poem is simply about a beautiful dream

  • Rookie - 121 Points Aaron Henley (11/7/2014 8:33:00 AM) Post reply

    Hello all, I am really new to poetry i guess...would love to meet other poets and develop my writing abilities ;)

  • Gold Star - 12,268 Points Mohammad Skati (11/6/2014 5:09:00 PM) Post reply

    I have just posted some poems, so I would like everyone to read them. Thanks.

  • Rookie - 0 Points Jordi Friedman (11/5/2014 8:25:00 AM) Post reply

    Hello Poetry Lovers,

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    It also accept amateur poems to its database, and I personally found it very friendly.


  • Rookie - 81 Points Leonard G. Allmon (11/5/2014 7:32:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Here's one I did about 65 years ago and turned it in to my English Lit
    prof along with a poorly written Chaucer piece...

    I got a D on the Chaucer piece, but an A on the below...

    At the Tabard said Harry, one day,
    In a friendly and jocular way,
    We're in no real hurry
    To reach Canterbury,
    So let's have some tales
    on the way.

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  • Rookie - 207 Points Brendon Kent (11/4/2014 12:44:00 PM) Post reply

    Hi poets! I am new to posting at PoemHunter.com, i mainly write haiku/senryu/haiga/shahai/haibun/gogyohka although i do write other poetry from time to time! Haiga/shahai will not be posted here as they involve photos(which i take myself) .
    I have a blog ; brendonkenthaiku.blogspot.com please feel free to take a look, my haiga etc. is posted there!
    Some of my work posted here will not yet appear in my blog however, as they may appear in my next book!
    I look forward to reading your work,
    Warm regards,

    p.s all comments i will endeavour to reply to, all feedback welcome!

  • Rookie - 81 Points Leonard G. Allmon (11/4/2014 9:32:00 AM) Post reply

    The previous post should have been titled, " Smile When You Enter A Room" ...

    Sorry about that...

  • Rookie - 81 Points Leonard G. Allmon (11/4/2014 9:29:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    I used the word " while" twice, which was a no-no, but other than that...

    You offer your smile, then all the while,
    Everyone’s more at ease.
    Pains of the day are made less, in a way,
    When you show that you are at peace...

    You’re in control, you’re on a roll,
    And everything’s going your way,
    All this is shown, and it is known,
    By the smile that lights your way.

    We often don’t know, the depth of woe,
    Or the burdens that others bear,
    But your smile is a way for your face to say,
    I’m your friend, and I really care...

    When you enter a room, dispel the gloom
    That covers us all the while -
    You can do all this, with the ease of a kiss,
    From the sunshine of your smile.

    May 4,2014
    Leonard G. Allmon

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  • Rookie - 81 Points Leonard G. Allmon (11/4/2014 9:25:00 AM) Post reply

    I don't recall the exact challenge that prompted the below, but it must have been great...

    A small prayer of thanks...
    Thank you God,  for Your faith in me, evidenced by the charges You have placed on my heart, and thank You for the immutable wealth of Your love as I glean the strength from that love to complete the tasks You have set before me, and thank You especially for the manifest knowledge and proof of Your existence by Your making me aware of Your further needs as I complete my present efforts and view in their shadows, more that You would like me to do...

    ... Amen...

    It has been said that faith is the hope of things unseen, and to remove that concept from the philosophical and esoteric, view the sure and certain knowledge of God watching over you as you view stars and the sun  -   in times of distress or in the height of a storm or in the dead of night, you don't always see them, but you know they are always there, just as God is always there for you, and when you feel burdened, remember that your tribulations are a reflection of the trust that God has invested in you,  for it is written that those from whom much is expected, much has been given, and having more, your labors are nothing less than the blessing of God's trust in you, and rather than feel heavy laden, rejoice in the blessing of Holy expectations, and offer to Jesus the above small prayer, that He may pass your thanks along to His Father  ...

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