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Poem Details | by Susan Ashley |
Categories: emotions, grief, longing, loss, lost love, memory, morning,

Morning Mist



In dampened blur of violet dawn as angels’ weep did touch upon a mourner’s shoulders mist enshroud - to soften edges gauzy haze that hug around these painful days and mellow memories endowed in sacred stillness of time gone. In silent water droplets clear is beauty precious every sphere collecting on the silvern spires midst leaf and scented lavender reminding me of when we were devoted in our love’s desires - each flower holds a lost love tear. Susan Ashley September 29, 2018 ~ Third Place ~ Contest: Your Choice Flower Verse, Any Form, Any Theme Sponsor: Brian Strand


Poem Details | by Charmaine Chircop |
Categories: death, longing, love,

Departed

He left her side
Going...   She knows not where

The last sound of footsteps
fading away


But...   He will come back

Looking through old photographs
Love letters and places

He will be back.

He will come back     to her caring arms
Her compassionate eyes
Their secret ways      and her smiling face.

He will be back

A little bit too early

A little bit too late.

Far too late 

Far too late   to unlock the door to his desired faith.

Far too late     for begging apologies


No one has ever returned from the dead.



Just  a poem :)



Poem Details | by Susan Ashley |
Categories: grief, heartbroken, longing, lost love, memory, missing you,

Lost In My Lost Cinnamon Dreams



Cinnamon memories catch my soul in snares as I trace in anguish the curve of your lips in a photo stained sepia with my tears - a thousand words spoken through my fingertips; wishing you to be the breeze teasing my hair or the sun on my skin after its eclipse, let mare’s tails twine us in a heavenly kiss -- cinnamon stirs my bittersweet reminisce. Susan Ashley May 9, 2019 ~ Third Place ~ Contest: Favourite Poem From May, 2019 Sponsor: Julia Ward ~ Second Place ~ Contest: May 2019 Premier (Max 8 Lines) Sponsor: Brian Strand *Mare’s tail: a long narrow cirrus cloud whose flowing appearance resembles that of a horse’s tail*

Poem Details | by Nina Parmenter |
Categories: death, freedom, longing,

Open Your Hand

Open your hand, my love,
Scatter me, make me
Starlight on the breeze,
Dreams in the ether,
Photons in awe-spattered eyes.

For you are my breath now,
My heartbeat, my sight,
My hands, my life.
And me, I am dust... 
Yearning for the wind.

So let me fly, my love,
Whirling, dancing and drifting 
One last time.
Open your hand 
And I will give you the only gift I have...
Release. 



12 October 2018
For Lu Loo’s Free Verse Contest



Poem Details | by Jacob Reinhardt |
Categories: abuse, age, art, business, career, change, class, color, computer, conflict, death, depression, devotion, flower, green, happiness, introspection, irony, jobs, language, loneliness, lonely, longing, metaphor, nature, pain, philosophy, political, poverty, self, simile, slavery, social, society, spiritual, stress, technology, time, today, together, truth, urban, visionary, wisdom, work, world,

The Color Missing

The Color Missing
Red, black, and blue are the colors of our work pens. Red is the color of the blood we spill on other people’s mistakes.  Blue is the color of the songs we sing on tax forms or pay stubs- every page has a secret melody. Black is the color of the streets we fear most. Black is the color of our signature of approval. Black is the color of our death.

‘But what about the Green pens?’ I ask. They say ‘the ink is too hard to see.’


Poem Details | by Brenda Meier-Hans |
Categories: death, desire, emotions, feelings, i love you, longing, love,

Loves End


                              Grasping
              Every ounce of love you give me
                   Knowing it shall soon end
                          Shall it last me
                             No chance


Written by Brenda Meier-Hans
09.20.2014

Poem Details | by arthur vaso |
Categories: beauty, funeral, gothic, grave, heartbroken, introspection, longing,

The Butterfly Dance

Dance
Between the granite stones
Of the dead
Long ago last breaths do part
Memories seeping in dirt
Black birds and magpies
Lace and knots
Lingering thoughts
Swaying too and fro
Insane

Dancing 
On top of the dead
Lover is all but gone
Butterflies shown
That life flies on
As shadows rest
Upon ones breast

Poem Details | by arthur vaso |
Categories: art, bereavement, death, longing, magic,

Mega Death

All my friends have..... gone
Underground ....... they rest at my bare feet
Leaves blowing sequestered on this barren earth
Grey skies melodies of wistful sad notes
Lovers too... have died on me
.....underground they lie
The heart is a terrible cavern of loss
Alone, I amble to and fro
Knowing full well
I too have died
Infinite is
Death
My judgment soon to arrive ............underground

Poem Details | by Brenda Meier-Hans |
Categories: death, dream, longing, love, missing you, romance, star,

You Shine Your Light

You shine your light in darkest night
Your beacon burning there so clear
If I had wings then I’d take flight 
You shine your light in darkest night 
I feel your warmth holding me tight 
As in your arms you draw me near 
You shine your light in darkest night
Your beacon burning there so clear

Written by Brenda Meier-Hans 
09.24.2014

Poem Details | by A.O. Taner |
Categories: beautiful, beauty, courage, cute love, dark, deep, depression, desire, destiny, devotion, dream, first love, funny love, grief, happiness, heart, heartbreak, heartbroken, how i feel, i am, i love you, i miss you, innocence, irony, jealousy, lonely, longing, loss, lost, love, love hurts, miss you, missing, missing you, night, passion, psychological, romance, romantic, sad, sad love, silence, sky, sleep, solitude, sunset, true love,

Red Light

have you ever felt like 
the flashing red light on the roof,
lonely as ever
visible at night, useless by day?

in sync with its partner next door
for a quick kiss over a few flashes only 
then arguing again and again 
night in, night out.

have you ever felt like 
the flashing red light on the roof,
not signaling a warning to keep away
but sending a call for compassion?

using the dark pauses in between 
to yell the same name 
over and over and over
into the emptiness of each night.

have you ever felt like
the flashing red light on the roof,
being your silent cry
only heard by your eternal love?

Poem Details | by Deborah Burch |
Categories: grief, longing, loss,

The Handkerchief

The Handkerchief

I found your handkerchief today,
still folded in a square.
Inside a drawer put away,
as if you'd left it there.
 
I wrapped my hands around it tight,
then pressed it to my chest,
as tears began to cloud all sight,
my heart filled with unrest. 
 
I searched to find you in the folds
though nowhere was your smell,
just mem'ries  now, my heart still holds,
of love time cannot quell.
 
I found your handkerchief today,
reluctantly it's put away.


©deborah burch
6.21.13

Poem Details | by Francis J Grasso |
Categories: death, grief, longing, sad,

Soul of Iron

I am a soul of rusty iron within a steel clad heart.
The tears I shed, the blood I've bled keeps me well apart. 
But when a lovely spirit bright with wings of lace and gold, 
lands upon my tarnished frame, my heart with love enfolds.
  
I hold too tight this tiny light with a gasp of interlude,
and far too soon the sweet commune becomes my solitude.
When this heart of steel decays to leave a soul of iron,
I fear no feathered wings will ever lift me from this mire. 


Written on May 21, 2016

Poem Details | by Line Gauthier |
Categories: anxiety, death, grief, loneliness, longing, lost love, soulmate,

DEATH, WHERE ARE YOU



Afar I can still see a glow
Of lights dimmed to low
And sounds echoing hollow
                             Death, where are you..

Sway of lone pine tree
In a forlorn waltz by the sea
Begging you to set me free
                             Death, where are you..

Robbed of my only true love
Emotions raw on the wings of a dove 
Breathless cries high above
                             Death, where are you..

What of destiny
And the arms of infinity
Have you forsaken me
                             Death, where are you..



Submitted on April 30, 2018, for contest RHYME AND REFRAIN sponsored by BROKEN WINGS  -  RANKED 3RD

Poem Details | by Susan Ashley |
Categories: bereavement, death, heartbroken, imagery, longing, lost love, sorrow,

Heartbreak Hill



Moments pass away as distant church bells dirge; their widow’s woe in windy waver trembles my tears. Up the westward hill smoldering neath sunset’s pyre, I carry the remains of our song in the broken beats of my being, yearning to yield to burning skies and surrender to spiralling empathic embers. Susan Ashley May 24, 2019 ~ First Place ~ Contest: May Premier 8 (4 - 5 Lines Max) Sponsor: Brian Strand

Poem Details | by CJ Conroe |
Categories: confusion, death, loss, love, sad, longing,

Finish Last

A hatred toward myself
a longing for the feeling of the cold hearted
no emotion 
no cares
no heartbreak
the unbelievable becomes real
a rejection burning so deep!
another night of these deadly thoughts
realizing the sad truth,
nothing I do can ever be enough
the cliché stands true…
Nice Guys finish last!

Poem Details | by Sharon Ruebel |
Categories: death, dedication, husband, longing, love,

A Tribute to my late husband


loves longing takes me across the river
over the mountains and along the shore

you are here because i will it so 
and because love knows no boundary

your body is gone but your love
lives here within my heart

my days grow shorter and my nights
seem darker now

i am sad at times because you are gone
happier still to have had you in my life for so long

your love is here and my breath is your breath
and will remain so until i can no longer inhale

goodbye my love

until we meet again...

Poem Details | by shadab shaikh |
Categories: addiction, age, anger, conflict, confusion, dark, death, depression, desire, emotions, for her, grief, heart, heartbroken, hero, hindi, how i feel, howl, jealousy, leaving, life, loneliness, lonely, longing, loss, lost, lost love, love, miss you, missing, missing you, moon, moving on, natural disasters, nostalgia, pain, poems, sad, sad love, sin, sorrow, sorry, spoken word, stress, suicide, trust, truth, words, writing,

Yeh khaalipan


Jab Meri Bechaini Mit Jayegi
Jab Mere Dilko Sukoon Mil Jayega
Yeh Khaalipan Mit Jayega

Do Pal Ki Chandni Ke Liye
Aj Bhi Zinda Hoon Main
Meri Khaamoshi Ke Ageh Aasmaan Bhi Khatam Ho Jayega

Kehne Ke Liye Toh Roz Marta Hoon Main
Thoda Aur Marne Ke Liye
Yeh Deewana Kal Phir Ayega

Poem Details | by Sharon Ruebel |
Categories: death, husband, loss, longing,

A Gilded Cage - a Duo-rhyme



A gilded cage with heart so pure
her lessons here she must endure,
sadness and pain her life has shown
with golden bars a place called home.
A lonely place for one to be
beyond the bars she may not see
still longing for her love's embrace
no longer can she see his face.
His journey took him far away
a pipers price she could not pay
as time goes by and tears they fall,
could he have been her love at all?

Poem Details | by Rhonda Johnson-Saunders |
Categories: grief, longing, nostalgia,

Bittersweet Memories



Nostalgia Endearing, wistful Recalling, longing, reflecting, Remembering a cherished time Beloved Grief Sorrowful, tragic Mourning, desiring, paining Torpid from heart’s despair Loss for Dr. Ram's Cinquain Poetry Contest, 12/13/14

Poem Details | by Jeinara Odonio |
Categories: absence, art, blue, dark, desire, devotion, earth, emotions, eulogy, eve, feelings, hope, how i feel, howl, i love you, image, irony, joy, loneliness, lonely, longing, memory, missing, moon, night, pain, passion, poems, relationship, romantic, stars,

Yellow Moon

She watched as the earth fell asleep

Waited for the yellow moon

soft kisses of unfaithful wind..

Images..Images on her head

Nostalgic memory of a forgotten love

Flashes of things she tried to forget..

Her eyes caught the reflection of the moon

locked inside the rain on her cheek..

She was standing alone..

Her grieving heart sought

solace from the moon

She petitioned the stars

Where is he this very night?

Cruel..oh so cruel..

Beneath the silence of the sky

she bowed her head and cried..

Poem Details | by Ngoc Nguyen |
Categories: beauty, character, child, depression, emotions, faith, feelings, friend, friendship, girl, god, grief, growing up, growth, happiness, heart, hope, identity, inspiration, introspection, jesus, life, loneliness, lonely, longing, love, mentor, metaphor, pain, people, philosophy, psychological, relationship, sad, sorrow, spiritual, strength, student, sympathy, teen, teenage, truth, uplifting, wisdom, women, youth,

Soothing Lines to My Sad, Lovely Lass

Give me drink, rest, and solitude—
these are all the things I long for;
give me as well your finest food
and I'll ask of you, lass, no more!

My lovely lass, what's the matter—
why are you all down and alone?
Don't be vexed because you're sadder
than most, dear, for God loves His own.

Sweet girl, I'll tell you a secret:
if I were a young lad again,
I'd chase you for your sweet asset.
But as I am two-score and ten

years old (with wife in deed)—never
can I be your white knight with steed: 
but your sadness won't last for ever
if you pray for the one you need. 




Poem Details | by TAMMY REAMS |
Categories: animal, death, home, leadership, longing, peace, rights,

The Great Star Wolf

Alone he stands looking up to the "Great Star Wolf"
the highest ranking of the great chain
ready to make his claim

Sending him short prayers no longer howling to the moon
but to the "Great Star Wolf" to lead his soul
so he might take his rightful role

Into the Cave of Souls he'll go for legend is foretold
becoming part of the "Great Star Wolves" constellation
a tiny star you will see because now he is free.

3/12/2015   Contest: Canis Lupus the Wolf
                  Sponsored by: Shadow Hamilton
                   5th Place

Poem Details | by Jeinara Odonio |
Categories: desire, freedom, grief, life, loneliness, longing, nostalgia,

The Call of the Wild

Sharp fangs flashes as he growls
threatening to bring death
the eyes flames in fury
looking for an escape

He once ruled in his kingdom
the predator in a solitary wild
strength was his armor
never feeling sorry for his fights

One day a trap caught the king
in an iron throne, a crown he was given
yet he rejects the admires
for it is not what his heart desires

he longs of his life back
he was a beast, fierce and wild
freedom is his definition of love
one the master will never understand

The death that echoes in every flight
the chase that severs wretched life
the danger of the wild
now he cries his lonely howl in the night

Poem Details | by shadab shaikh |
Categories: absence, addiction, anger, change, conflict, confusion, courage, death, depression, desire, eulogy, fear, feelings, fire, first love, children, for her, for him, kids, forgiveness, friendship, grief, heartbroken, how i feel, i love you, loneliness, lonely, longing, loss, lost, lost love, love, miss you, missing, missing you, moving on, pain, relationship, sad, sad love, sick, storm, strength, stress, suicide,

Isolation

How can I tell you?
I can't stay with you.

Neither I can give up on you.
Fear of losing you is losing me.
It feels like slow death every night.

But we are just stuck in our spaces!
Unable to connect from two feet distance.

Poem Details | by Courtney Courtney |
Categories: beauty, character, death, death of a friend, depression, desire, faith, family, farewell, fear, god, goodbye, grave, happy, heaven, holiday, home, house, husband, image, inspiration, inspirational, leaving, loneliness, lonely, longing, lost love, love, marriage, men, miss you, missing, missing you, pain, passion, patriotic, prayer,

Last Kiss

Open your eyes to the ever turning skies 
I want to here with me through the night 
My heart yearns into your soul 
Burning as if newly lit coal 
I bravely submerg the embers 
That the time I have can be spent with you 
And I remember each kiss every moment 
I was caught in your love that for just this day I remember 
So what happened was a chance for your love 
A time that I kept in a locket tied with a kiss 
 I wanted you to feel, to love, to slumber 
And to awake in my arms with that times kept bliss 
I lay silient in an umber