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Walking In Tides by A J Magy A sub-conscious night in the life... [156 words]
Fear, A Collection by Alan T Geake Fear - This poem explores the domination of the male ego over its female counterpart. Granit... [392 words]
Stars And Stripes - Forever? by Rachel Elaine Reeves The United States flag has long been a symbol of freedom. But over the years it h... [95 words]
I Just Met A Girl by Tim Scaserini - [31 words]
Unsolicited by A J Magy There are some journeys one never wishes to take. This is one of them. [161 words]
A Day In The Life Of A Clouded Mind by Shaiyna This poem reminds me of a time in my life where I was afraid that something... [55 words]
A Moment by Alex Mathew Reflective Poem. [38 words]
Long Question With No Answer by Shaiyna - [72 words]
Crimes Of Love - In Three Acts by A J Magy This piece descibes the little deaths we string together- and call a lifetime. [297 words]
Emotions by Steve Barney This was written as a reminder that you should always think of "the other guy" when you have a problem... [163 words]
Snot by Tim Scaserini A short (performance) poem about the relative merits of excessive nasal mucous. [42 words]
I Owe You Mom by Catrina J Lerner This is a poem about the unconditional love of a mother. [200 words]
Storm by Sabriel A short poem, set to the rhythm of the swaying trees and howling wind... a grandmother tells a story.... [35 words]
Black Rose by Toni Jaquay Lynch I would like to know what other people's interpretations are. *smile* [28 words]
Godsmith by M. Parker A moment of frustration to the gods. [59 words]
Plight, A Collection
Problem Of The Past, A Collection by Mary Conner Problem Of The Past - A single, short poem that was written after helping a f... [104 words]
Caution, Verbs At Work by Barry Gray A playful look at verbs from their perspective. [257 words]
Magic Night by Latoshae Yasmina Tischambuli An erotic encounter, written in a elegant way (not smut). [222 words]
The Loss of Friendship on Snowy Night by Larry Jaffe A poem about the importance of friendship... [197 words]
Coming of Age, A Collection by Elizabeth A Raap Coming of Age, The Swing Set, Untitled.
Clever Conversation, A Collection by Drexler McStyles Clever Conversation - A poem about flirting/dating. [99 words] That One Night... [145 words]
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Festival Saturday, A Collection by Alex Mason Festival Saturday - For Bob Red Sky - A fictional poem A Close Call [331 words]
904 North by Richard Koss A tale in verse form about a middle-aged musician/writer down on his luck and recently divorced (agai... [1,479 words]
Homestead Steel Works by John A. Thompson, Sr. Haiku [6 words]
Momma Speaks, A Collection by Tamara Dubberke Momma Speaks - A poem of yearning and desire for the touch of baby that life no long...
What I Wouldn't Do by Edward Crayley My first attempt at poetry, so be kind! Does this count as poetry? Does it need more 'struct... [252 words]
Realizing the Release by Louise Garrett Short poem, somewhat representing what it's like to realize a relationship isn't going to... [51 words]
The Epitome of Loving and Hating by A C Christine Raw emotions of a hurt young women. She is trying to get across to her best ma... [493 words]
A Birth And A Death by Hank Sutton A single, short poem, about that one moment in life where you realize that childhood is fle... [319 words]
Vituperative by Gary Bolstridge A poem of love which has been spurned and trust withdrawn. [88 words]
October, A Collection of Verse by Kye Covell October, GodSeed. [130 words]
Down by Lacey F Dream How someone might feel when they feel guilty and don't want to get close to anyone because they are afraid...
Quake and Other Pieces by Nan C. Terra Five poems on various topics... [153 words]
Disposable by S Spearman A poem.
I Have A Dream by G McDonald I was inspired to write "I Have a Dream" when I heard about a poetry competition on TV. My ideas...
LoveCross, A Collection by Zach Czaia Poems dealing with love, religion, writing and life in general.
Parts of Speech by P D Woo Everyone has a "list"... you know, that list of qualities you desperately hope to find in someo...
Let Me Be by Martine Hayes Poem refers to child abuse. Although the suffering stops, the memories still override.
Leaving Day, A Collection by S Karrode Leaving Day - This poem is about the horror of having to wake up every morning alive ...
Myth Cycle, A Collection by Mary Ann Savage Bellerophon, who rode the winged horse, Aeon, about Pan, waiting, and He Hunted Diana,...
The Life of the Dead Warrior by Tzu The Husk, The Gallery, Islands & Peninsulas, The Silver
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Moods, A Collection of Verse by Levinus I - Was inspired by a relationship with a girlfriend. I wrote it after a bad night...
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The Fishbowl
Sometimes, A Collection
Waiting Alone for the Unanswered
Monday Night Sunset
Take Me Away
Letter To Mom
Noun Poem
When I grow up...
Sarah, A Collection
The Wedding Bell
Ship's Journey
Sea of Pain
Miracles Before Me
Across Burnt Bridges
Future's Margherita
Ghost Sonnets
My Mother, My Word
Angel Poems for Healing
Lost Love
Saffron Eye
The Ray of Ecstasy
A Letter to My Father
Weekend Visitation
Search For The God...
Poems For The Lost...
A Question of Expression
Little Angel
Acute, A Collection
The Meaning of a Rose
The Wild Indoors...

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Plight, A Collection
Plight - The description of how I lost the gift of poetry. [138 words]
The Hunt - Anger and consequently the violence of a young mother at her husband for not living up to his responsibilities shows the wrath of a woman after being pushed too far. (Something I wrote before my poetic creativity went on leave). [379 words]
Erin D. Traynum
Erin is a person obsessed with writing. She has finally come to enjoy the passion that has been with her since she wrote her first poem at the age of four. Recently she began to write fiction. These are my first tries at short stories and fiction, I used to write poetry but for some reason I don't feel very poetic anymore, but I decided to put some of my past poetic works here also.
[December 1999]
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A Night Of Love Making (Poetry) Just a poem. [35 words]
Conformity (Poetry) About the pressures that I feel toward conforming to society and its views. [102 words]
Fake Reality (Short Stories) Covers the thoughts and influences of a gold digger at the moment when she commits suicide. [1,034 words]
I Look Quickly Away (Poetry) A poem that I wrote when I first kissed my current boyfriend. [115 words]
Life's Course (Poetry) Just about the pressure of living. [260 words]
My Unavoidable Hell (Poetry) Can't really explain, would appreciate any feedback that you would like to give. [89 words]
The Attack Of Love (Poetry) (For Kantrell Who Gave Me The Title) The experience of living and fulfilling the purpose of life - love. [88 words]
Through The Window (Short Stories) This story is about a nine year old girl who is being sexually abused. [1,211 words]
Plight, A Collection
Erin D. Traynum

Why is my poetic mind leaving me day by day?
I think I can remember
when it started.
I was twelve,
and had just realized that my
childhood had been demoralized-
I'd lost my innocence.
I took to wondering what was wrong with me.
Wrote it down
in notebooks and computers and word processors.
As the years went by
paper and disks piled up
but I aws still the same
and though my physical presence had one
The deepness of my soul was without a name.
Tricked myself into thinking about thoughts
that I thought
that I should be thinking about.
It didn't work.
The poetic words left a bit, and inside-
if I could have-
I would have felt empty,
but I didn't.
Kept trying to show
the fakeness,
became a phony
and lost my poetic nature.
I'm trying to get it back-
and it's coming
bit by bit by bit.
Words flow sometime-
but only
when I am in tune with the world.



The Hunt

Young Mother was waiting for His Ass to come home.
Ask her for something-
like food, or pussy,
or just for her to listen to him speak those stupid ass syllables of his called words

She waited with the lights out,
without the door closed
The electricity had been cut off
(because of His Ass)
The babies had to go to sleep
to the waving of the candle flames
(even though their little faces smiled
and took delight in life all the same)
She blamed His Ass
Because his stupid ass
probably smoked up the money
while out with his dumb ass buddies-
swinging on vines in the jungle that he loved-
probably more than young mother or the babies.

Car lights brightened the dark house
and traveled across the ceiling.
Young Mother watched their journey kneeling,
eyeing, preying behind the darkness that covered her body.
His Ass came up the stairs,
through the door,
walked across the floor toward her,
asked, "You got a cigarette baby?"
She didn't answer,
kept everything but her eyes concealed.
Revealed nothing of her plan.

His Ass reached his hand under the skirt of the lamp
and made the switch click.
Nothing happened,
he accepted this,
no realization entered his mind.
Went back over to Young Mother,
asked her again for a smoke.
A roar of laughter errupted from her abdomen
as if his comment was a joke.

Inside her body she felt the anger,
the rage seeping into her blood stream-
over taking her-
controlling her brain.
Thoughts now became fuel-
tools of wrath.

No lights at night traveled the length of her spine.
Not having water for a week.
Having to have the babies take baths over His Ass' sister's house branched out
consuming her-
making a tremble turn into a twitch on her mouth.

His Ass stood staring at the crazy animal woman before him.
She stopped her laughter abruptly
and looked back at him and attacked him with her claws.
Sent blows to his face with her paws
and as he stood in total surprise and in pain
she pushed His Ass with her powerful strength onto the porch
and watched as his body went out of the window,
off of the cliff.

She walked back to her lair
with the stare of Young Baby Girl-
with tears in her eyes, following her-
and Young Mother looked into it...

and enjoyed the darkness.



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December 1999

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