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Yesterday's Promise tomorrow's Dreams

Grace
Grace
Idryad
Guardian of Shadows
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Poetry Contest

Past decisons regretted, and a future full of hopes
Decisions good or bad made in the past that made you stronger and able to focus on your dreams.

It can be long but not a whole page
its should have a title
you have to do it on your own, no collaborations
a poem...any type
creative is good....

Inviting everyone to join in....Enjoy!  

rabbitquest
rabbitquest
Dangerous Mind
United States
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Riding high with the exotic Girl

Tomorrow is coming
Yesterday is mine
Today is ours
Step into my rocket
Hold on tight
We blast off to nite
A virgin is left behind
Lovers in flight

You and I melt into one
Under Cupid'sun's
Purifying pyre

Brand me by love
For all to see your burning mark
Claiming me to the utter exclusion of
All others

We are celestial
Separated forever from
Green fields of lonely Earth

We can never return to
Loneliness

Oh
So sorry outta fuel

get the heat shields ready
back to the green green grass of home

looking out from my lonely room
day after day

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Idryad
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rabbitquest, thank you for kicking off the competition. I hope you put a title on your lovely poem.

calamitygin
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Jennifer Michael McCurry
Tyrant of Words
United States
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The Fortune Tale


Young girls years
So pretty
Spent nights
Rolling on river banks
And fields of grass
Country boy between

Her thighs.

A look at the diamond lit
World above
Same light that filled
Those hot nights
Light that fueled dreams
Of a vast future

She sighs.

A baby faced 6 foot
Young man
Her light now
Her son
Wonders what he knows
Of loving and the air underneath

Those skies.

calamitygin
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Jennifer Michael McCurry
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Walk of Shame


Hot bourbon breathe
Liquified thoughts
Eases my lady into
Whore

Tall stranger
Dangerous blue eyes
Pulling by hip to dance
Floor

Sex and saxophone
Firing air to
Unhealthy levels pure animal
Pheromone

Overcome this night
By slow grind in rhythm
I leave with him certain
Moan(my)own

Riding hard my
Demons and by demons
Hits suicide pitch
Ecstasy

Fades to black
Wake cloaked in shame
Strangers arm feels ugly
Around(me)

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Idryad
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rabbitquest, thank you for titling your work. Calamity gin, thank you for your entries.

DeanD
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Casting Coins


the lonely fingers of time
cast coins into the nickelodeon
of my mind,

images intertwine,
like my blunt laced with opium
as visages shine

through the prisms
of my spirit’s chandelier,
as I view and listen

memories glisten,
while I sip Everclear
to the vividly visions

viewing love lives and flings
failures and victories
spewing the emotions they bring

scuffles alongside sex scenes,
the brisk and the blistery
shuffle the songs they sing

I earl 200 proof
onto my portfolio of poems,
then hurl embers from my Cush,


poof! sparks ascend to the roof
and out my astrodome
dark, illuminating the truth

the present is a present...






Drake_sage
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Strange Creature
United States
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Nice!

Drake_sage
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I like how you talk about the relationship on coins to everyday life and people and you're self

wendellramrattan
wendellramrattan
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Trinidad and Tobago
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BROKEN PROMISES
Nothings promised tomorrow today
In the moment
As the breeze awakens the dreary leaves
And the bamboos sing their song
A look touches her desires
Everything is spoken
With nothing said
Tales of stories told
From places nowhere found
Two meet secretly
To witness first handily
What could never been dreamt
To experience a hope of love
A promise of security
Forgetting the world as it turns
Together
A promise with no regret
Or thought of regret
Hands caress a cheek
Fingers through hair
Eyes locked in suspense
Lips tip to touch
Passionate squeezes
To sounds of passion
A roller coaster ride
Bodies tied in ecstasy
To an explosion of pleasures
Sipping the moment
Forgetting time
And as two ships in the night
Bodies pull apart
Hands grasping on to what could have been
Not wanting to show her weakness
She won’t turn around
She’s a woman of strength
Independence
Not needing another to complete her
But still
Her eyes welled with drops of vulnerability
Caged by her wills
And again
She looks back
And yells with no voice
He’s now too far to hear her heart shout
And yet again
She braves the weathers alone
Easily accepting a next beautiful tongue
Being trapped in fantastic fantasy
Never again
She promised
Until the next perfect man comes along
That makes her think of tomorrow
Today.

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Idryad
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DeanD and wendellramrattan, thank you for participating.

poet Anonymous

Into Tomorrow

The millennium stretched forty-five years...
busted heels trudge eternity's dust
and the forevers pile up behind.
Immortal vows from luscious lieing lips...
the foibles of fickle hearts and pretty girls-
love me forever....
and ever.
A bittersweet romance of time
and dancing with Beauty...
until the dark horizon reaches the road
and the cold comes in.

LobodeSanPedro
LobodeSanPedro
Tyrant of Words
Sierra Leone
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Kiara
 
i woke up too drunk to fake sick
couldn't have stayed home anyway  
test today  
like I studied  

so here i sit  
watching the deconstruction of minds
pretending to give a shit  
cool kids snarl at me  
confirming my non existence  
 
geek  
 
four eyed freak
 
I ask a question I know there's no answer for  
just so I can justify getting high during recess  
better my 420 than dad's .44 blowing my mind  
 
there's been enough blood on the playgrounds
 
Next day ...  
 
she tells me she's pregnant  
says I'm her favorite  
the only one who seems to care
everyone likes my jokes  
she doesn't want to go home
 
neither do I
 
so we grade papers and talk  
tell her my mom was a teenage mother
strongest woman I know  
 
more stories
she laughs
she cries  
 
asks me my name  
my real name  
 
why
 
If it's a boy  
his middle name will be mine  
 
I walk her out  
Thank her  
 
Yesterday?  
 
That was then, today I was a teacher again

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Idryad
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50ft_Buddha and LobodeSanPedro, that your for your participation.:)

gazellemon
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Bradley J
Fire of Insight
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Am I better off a quitter?

To be honest;
It feels good to be alive,
not at my strongest right now but i'll survive,
Red eyes as i accept the lies that unwind you and I,
but right now I gotta take a scenic drive,
pass-by the places where our worlds collided,
Remind myself of a time when i was not blinded,
desensitized, or have to improvise a goodbye,
I wish i could forget the reply that you supplied,
bur i cant describe or justify these feelings fleeting inside,

I was selfish I admit,
We had interests in conflict,
And i was afraid to commit,
but you could never forgive what you did not permit,
we put each other through some shit,
How could i not predict  it would have ended like this?
i wanted an accomplice
instead I got whipped but I wouldn't end up your accomplishment,
so i tossed the script and split in search of where i fit,
We couldn't be tolerant of the nonsense that comes with finding love  in college,
But now we are better equipped,
Cuz of this knowledge I don't regret calling it quits

It's funny how the little things linger,
wondering how i'll make it through this winter,
beyond the point that i miss her,
Wondering Why there have to be a winner?
decided by passive-aggressive communication on twitter,
The taste turned bitter,
I remember days all we did was bicker as we damaged our livers,
My life I reconfigured,
Now in my sobriety I figure,
our history seems more of a dream than reality that i actually schemed,
I can't believe I was so naive,
at first fantasies spoken between just you and me,
I left hearing screams echoing in an empty street,
No self esteem or redeeming qualities,
honestly I learned my love is not a commodity,
And now that I'm free,
Its easy to see our team was destine for defeat,

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