Infidelity by R Bennett Okerstrom When a husband ignores his wife, a marriage will crumble and the wife will stray... [98 words]
Worm�S Feeling by Fermin Moreno Gonzalez Bizarre poem. [199 words]
Laid Heavy In The Suicide Chair by Olef Ransom Saulles - [35 words]
Word Count; An Excerpt - Illusions, Shimmer, Palestine by J Colleen Deep inside, we all long for something so intangible tha... [357 words]
Bosstwon, Massojoos-Hits. by Olef Ransom Saulles My first chapbook. Looking for a publisher. [1,163 words]
Sorry by T.C. Beto - [70 words]
Push Me Away by Vianne-Marie Fortier This is about some, well actually, a lot of heartach someone is going through. And, she can't brea... [126 words]
Paper Boat by Vianne-Marie Fortier I wrote this poem after getting inspiration from the Winkin, Blinkin, and Nod story. Enjoy. :D [47 words]
Paint A Sky Gray by Vianne-Marie Fortier This is about someone who's lost a love, and he/she wants someone to understand how it is. [136 words]
November Sun by Vianne-Marie Fortier This poem is about a girl falling in love with a poet, after she finds inspiration in him. [250 words]
Nothing Known; The Jester's Fancy; Feather by Sean Rich Nothing known... an insight gained from watching my boy. Jester's F... [144 words]
Mother by Ashley Burdett A poem about how a mother looks at her child before it is born. [175 words]
Missed by R. D. Partee Boy meets girl, boy falls for girl, girl moves on to someone who doesn't write for free, boy writes poem... [108 words]
Edible Universe by Enter The Gregor An echoing sadness perched on the rim of oblivion. I'm going to drop some free-style right...no... [58 words]
Denise by Rita A. Wheeler A rememberance poem written for my cousin who was killed by her ex-boyfriend. [59 words]
By God by Vianne-Marie Fortier This is about someone who's really annoyed with society. [80 words]
Broken Soul by Vianne-Marie Fortier This is a poem about a person that loves someone, but that person doesn't really love her back. Enj... [102 words]
Angel by Ashley Burdett A poem about a breakup and heartache caused because a guy felt he was not good enough for his girlfriend. [327 words]
Acr�sticas by Fermin Moreno Gonzalez Poemas acr�sticos. [181 words]
Wishful Thinking by J P Just the way everybody probably feels sometimes. [20 words]
Winds Of Change by Kishore Daswani Well it is for you to decide... [42 words]
Why by J P More teenage angst. [13 words]
Who Are You? by N.V. Matthews This poem is about when you think you know someone but you really don't. [207 words]
Wherein Dwells My Love Of Yore by Fermin Moreno Gonzalez Mournful poem. [94 words]
Where Silence Is by Jane Byron - [76 words]
What Makes Me Frown! by Peter De Dee Feelings of the so called ELITE? OF this world. [106 words]
Up Late by Shannon Bee Wilson This is a poem about my life. I seem to be functioning more and more during the wee hours. It reflects... [49 words]
Unconditional by J P Just that feeling when you're blinded by love when you have a crush but the feeling's not returne... [10 words]
True by J P About how people judge each other on appearance instead of what's inside. [19 words]
To The Lady I Loved by Fermin Moreno Gonzalez Mourning poem. [113 words]
To Normandy by Ashley Burdett This is a poem to immortalize the D-Day seize at Normandy. [1,173 words]
Tidal Purgatory by Fermin Moreno Gonzalez Mourning poem. [119 words]
Thought by J P About how nothing exciting happens or something like that. [22 words]
The Hermit by Fermin Moreno Gonzalez Mystical poem. [127 words]
Self Doubt! by Peter De Dee A tormented mind of mixed understanding, and pain. [73 words]
Scales Of Fate by Kishore Daswani Again.... for you to decide. [51 words]
Sacrifices by Jeanette Lero - [123 words]
Pals! by Peter De Dee Childhood friendships. [72 words]
On Being Invisible by Nitro Has anyone ever really heard what you have to say? If they did, would they care? [354 words]
My Vaulted Love by Fermin Moreno Gonzalez Gloomy poem. [182 words]
Mother Earth! by Peter De Dee Will we ever learn it doesn't belong to us. [74 words]
Lost Remorse by Alex Wellington The poem itself is an expression of the hopelessness of life in this day and age and a loging for ... [26 words]
Letters From Terrestre by Jane Byron hm. [332 words]
Its Life! by Peter De Dee Don't take it to seriously. [65 words]
Innes by J P Just about having a crush. [103 words]
I Remember by Kishore Daswani This poem is pretty much how I felt around the first girl I fell in love to. [68 words]
I Am My Own Greatest Enemy. by Olef Ransom Saulles - [16 words]
Grim-Winged Meeting by Fermin Moreno Gonzalez Short-short poem. [28 words]
Gentleness! by Peter De Dee To learn, To teach! [86 words]
Farewell, Love by Fermin Moreno Gonzalez Farewell poem. [124 words]
Ebony And Ice by Fermin Moreno Gonzalez Fantasy prose poem. [463 words]
Drowning... by Lisa Diaz-Meyer Says it all... don't ya think? [31 words]
Ballad Of The Two Stakes by Fermin Moreno Gonzalez Horror epic poem. [605 words]
A Daughters Love by D Angel This poem is in response to a concerned father's letter. [152 words]
Willow Tree by Ashley Burdett Why does the Willow Tree weep? My interpretation... [182 words]
Things Of The Past by Susan T Fisher Remembering fond memories. [121 words]
The Reflection by Lizzy Bryan It's just my very own experience. [174 words]
The Portrait Of The Death by Dylan Christopher He gave himself that we could live. [88 words]
The Beast Of Burden by Lizzy Bryan It's about observing your very own hades. [111 words]
Suffer Little Children by The Workshop For the 700 missing children in South Africa. [73 words]
Let Me Love You by L M Long About loving the same "soul" through more than one physical life. [143 words]
Just Be My Friend by Susan T Fisher Learning to be "just" a friend. [103 words]
It's Not My Fault Now by Susan T Fisher Growing up in a disfunctional family situation, living with pain and embarrassment. [100 words]
Inwardly by Lizzy Bryan Just read it. [124 words]
I Could Tell U by Lizzy Bryan I love him,but apparently I'm involved with someone else. Complicated :( [170 words]
Found by Rita A. Wheeler - [59 words]
Defeated by Rita A. Wheeler - [56 words]
Decision by Mandi Daddona When faced with life choices, and you are too confused to even think anymore, just write... [86 words]
A Special Gift by Donna R Foster This is a poem that I wrote in memory of my 13 yr. old niece Felicia Ann Wright... It's a beauti... [712 words]
A Constant Love by Samantha Carter - [229 words]
Wandering And Wondering by Dylan Christopher A little stream of consciousness writing (Somewhat Interesting). [188 words]
Stumble by Christy Mack The way it feels sometimes, to be truly sad, and alone. [167 words]
Sexual Haiku by R. D. Partee No brain surgery here, it's haiku. Save the applause for sonnets. [16 words]
Over The Pass And Home by R. D. Partee A love affair between a man and his place in the world. [68 words]
King Arthur by Ashley Burdett There is a story often told by the natives in Dover, England. This is a retelling of that story. In... [1,512 words]
High Haiku by Carl It's a haiku about me, Carl. [15 words]
Herod's Christmas List by Glyn Norman As I was walking one day, the stunning and horrific thought hit me that what Herod wante... [207 words]
Echoes by Susan T Fisher Recalling memories that have long since past. [122 words]
Dismay by Sarah Levine Sahara It's about my school...won an award for most oppressive school in America [133 words]
Vacation by Nelly B Capra Vacation means emptying out. [51 words]
The First With My Last by Richard Lynch A man's first time with the last woman he'll ever be with. [138 words]
Searching The Universe by Samantha Carter We search, in everything, for the one thing in which we find it hardest to believe or tr... [28 words]
Random Thoughts by P Robinson Broadhurst Visions about the Columbine shootings. Sadly, the visions continue. [114 words]
Lee And Katers by Sarah Levine Sahara Just a poem about a lovely day... [89 words]
I Want Burning by Lissa N Metz-Gomez - [62 words]
Dreams Admist The Reality Of The Outerbound by Gerri R. Ward A young boy seeking the affection of his beloved. mother. [101 words]
Cosmic Tides by Samantha Carter A very quiet poem about one person's realization that they are infinitely small compared to the un... [187 words]
Aloness by James S McClinton About a person who spent most of his life alone. [102 words]
The Story Of The Ages Is Under The Still Limelight by Mary Jo Javier - [100 words]
The Poet by Robert M Hensel - [161 words]
The Old-Fashioned Nature Of Conflict by Mary Jo Javier - [120 words]
Romeo And Juliet by Ashley Burdett Love is unexplainable especially when it happens between two people who truly deserve it. [155 words]
My Love In My Dreams by Ghulam Mujtaba, Muji Shaikh My love comes in my dreams Iike a model showing her beauty I love her very much In real... [90 words]
Kite by Ashley Burdett Does anyone know who truly calls us when they say our name? This is a perfect example. [96 words]
Infatuation by Ashley Burdett This is a poem about how much you can love someone and how it can makes you feel. [162 words]
Gossip by Christy Mack Deceitful people. [31 words]
Falling Faces by Mark Chenery kinda unhappy (but arent I always) This one has a meaning...i just dont know what it is yet... [119 words]
Church by Ashley Burdett A poem about the differences of the people you see in church each day. [241 words]
And That's The Going by Jennifer Marie Hendy To a "true" friend. [76 words]
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Douglas Cliche Part Two (Poetry) - [255 words]
Memoirs Of A Water Molecule (Poetry) - [333 words]
Ode De Toilette (Poetry) - [153 words]
The First With My Last (Poetry) A man's first time with the last woman he'll ever be with. [138 words]
The Housecat (Poetry) - [40 words]
The Saga Of Douglas Cliche - Part One (Poetry) Part one of a series. [243 words]
Waiting For You (Poetry) - [164 words]
The Achievement was rather a king among ships,
a sleek prowler and quite a bit more.
He had high-tech computers with fast microchips
and decks crammed full of fighters galore.
Humans swarmed all around, each one set to a task,
and together they brought the ship life,
but the carrier thought it was too much to ask,
for his purpose was nothing but strife.
He'd been recently christened and sent out of port
like a baby bird leaving the nest.
With some other ships near, he desired some sport,
after which they would surely need rest.
But the humans soon brought him some startling news
as maneuvers began with full force.
They were not there to play, but to fight (win or lose),
and with war as a matter of course.
As the humans all practiced to fight future foes,
the Achievement lamented his lot.
He'd been built as a transport to jockey some Joes
who would kill each opponent they'd spot.
He'd be party to murder, a terrible thought
for a being so playful of heart.
He knew after each battle the havoc they'd wrought
would undoubtedly tear him apart.
After stewing awhile, he knew what to do
to avoid such a horrid affair.
He would speak to the non-human parts of the crew
and recruit anyone who would dare.
They'd refuse to cooperate, get in the way,
and malfunction each way they knew how.
They would do all but fight to keep violence at bay;
it was something they couldn't allow.
He spoke first to the fighters who flew through the air,
the most obvious weapons of war,
but the bulk of them said that they just didn't care,
that they only sought freedom to soar.
And the rest of the planes were no better than that,
for they didn't see how they could aid.
If they stalled on the deck or their tires went flat,
they'd be scrapped and replacements then made.
He next pled to the guns bolted tight to the decks
of the various ships in the fleet.
He explained his new mission to rescue the necks
of the folks who were faced with defeat.
But the guns simply laughed in the carrier's face,
saying, "What in the world did you think?
Man, we're all here to fight, to invade people's space,
and to find hostile ships we can sink."
The Achievement was down but refused to be out,
for he knew others needed his might.
To let humans cavort and wage war all about
could in no way be thought of as right.
He was king of the fleet and a base for the planes,
and without him they couldn't go on.
He knew killing himself, although bringing him pains,
would effectively make the war gone.
His first task was to rev up the engines and speed
through the water with all of his strength.
With the humans distracted by his rebel deed,
the Achievement would search at great length.
He would find a sharp rock to gouge right through his skin,
and the humans would flee in a panic.
He would sink to the depths like his most-famous kin,
an old vessel they called the Titanic.
As he made preparations to pick up his pace,
he was hailed by the battleship Sword,
and the old navy ship put him right in his place
with regard to the humans on-board.
"They are not here to kill, they're defenders of peace,"
the old battleship said, his voice stern,
"and without them the bloodshed would not ever cease.
If you opened your eyes, you would learn."
The Achievement stopped dead in the water and thought.
Was the veteran talking some sense?
Was it all so that battles would never be fought?
Were the humans engaged in defense?
He decided his judgement was harsh and unfair,
which in turn gave his actions some pause,
for defending the world in the sea and the air
gave his being a most-noble cause.
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