The Din by R Bennett Okerstrom 42 strong words. [42 words]
A Guy Who Didn't Talk by Corey Alissa A poem about a shy guy and his life. [101 words]
You Let Your Jealousy Overtake You by Omar Longoria Dumb feelings thatare already gone from my soul. [111 words]
Whispers From Small French Children by Martin De Leon - [73 words]
We Care Carebears We Care! by Omar Longoria I have know idea where this came from. Goofy... but I like it. [75 words]
The Killing Heart by Christy Mack I'm not exactly sure what it's about. Just started writing. You decide. Fiction. [106 words]
Screaming Wind Knows by Omar Longoria You ever feel like your falling into a dream within a dream? [72 words]
Psalms Of A Hypocrite by Janae D Anthony No time to pray. [521 words]
Ponderings: A Collection by Reed Stuart A small collection of personal thoughts [606 words]
Oh Baby by Omar Longoria - [115 words]
Make Sure Their Dead My Dear by Omar Longoria don't go no not over there [109 words]
Leave It Alone by Omar Longoria What seems important now won't last forever. [67 words]
It Never Ends by Omar Longoria see i try, to look up to, to the sky, but my eyes burn! [117 words]
Downtown: Coney Island Footlong by R Bennett Okerstrom Part four of a series referring to Downtown Detroit's homeless population. [635 words]
Don't Fall On My Living Roots by Omar Longoria I drank to much last night... my head. and then you call me. [109 words]
And Then You Wouldn't Want It Any Other Way by Omar Longoria close your eyes. see the snake. one red eye and one green eye. 7 mi... [69 words]
Planar Void by Joey The Raven "Planar Void", titled after one of the poems in it, contains mostly love poems written after a brea... [2,784 words]
Weeping Willows by Randy Guess A man's brother talks about his suicide...and different views of life. [881 words]
To All The Lonely by Nancy F. Carlson this is expression of deep feelings of my own about fighting and boyfriends. there all poem... [1,087 words]
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He Knocked The Budgie Over by Joe Gallivan A humorous poem inspired by an assignment at a Creative Writing class [238 words]
Dreams by Melloson Allen - [124 words]
Downtown: One Eye by R Bennett Okerstrom Part two of a series referring to Downtown Detroit's homeless population. [223 words]
Downtown: Mr. O.D.C. Preacher by R Bennett Okerstrom Part three of a series referring to Downtown Detroit's homeless population. [261 words]
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All You by Rob Parrish - [249 words]
New Beginning by R Bennett Okerstrom - [93 words]
Nothing by R Bennett Okerstrom - [77 words]
'twas The Night Before X-Mas 2k by Mason Cole The real meaning of Christmas condensed into poetry form. [371 words]
War Chess by Mason Cole An allegorical look at the Civil War, espcially Lee and Grant. [548 words]
Us by R Bennett Okerstrom - [182 words]
To My Blooming Rose by Mason Cole A short work of dedication to a very special someone. [113 words]
The Stars by Mason Cole A short philosophical piece. [219 words]
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The Greatest Of All by Mason Cole A work of triumph about a personal hero of mine. [381 words]
The Form Of Poetry
The Eyes Of God by Janae D Anthony The omniscience of God. [190 words]
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The Form Of Poetry
Peotry is an undefinable thing in technical terms. This piece is meant to help describe just a few of the purposes of poetry.
Mason Cole is an Oklahoma author, 17 years of age. He attends the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics in Oklahoma City. Mason's favorite authors are Ayn Rand, William Shakespeare, Homer, and Orson Scott Card. His dream is to recieve a Ph.D. in History and then teach, writing novels and short stories on the side.
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Beyond The Fence (Short Stories) When a mysterious stranger wanders into a small Nebraska town, its citizens are forced to make a choice between the Eden they live in and the Eden that is possible. [6,840 words]
Grandfather (Poetry) A poem about my grandfather and his battles with ahorrible illness. [269 words]
Teaching Mindy (Short Stories) A New York private investigator and his assistant are handed the case of a lifetime. But will it turn out to be a career-making mystery, or will the killer get away with the perfect crime? [11,186 words]
The Box (Short Stories) When two boys from the future cross wits with a man out of time, the world's future lies within...THE BOX. [5,497 words]
The Greatest Of All (Poetry) A work of triumph about a personal hero of mine. [381 words]
The Stars (Poetry) A short philosophical piece. [219 words]
Thoughts From A Prison Camp (Poetry) A Jewish prisoner's thoughts after years under the cruel government of Adolf Hitler. [535 words]
To My Blooming Rose (Poetry) A short work of dedication to a very special someone. [113 words]
War Chess (Poetry) An allegorical look at the Civil War, espcially Lee and Grant. [548 words]
'twas The Night Before X-Mas 2k (Poetry) The real meaning of Christmas condensed into poetry form. [371 words]
The Form Of Poetry
What exactly is a poem? It's a profound mystery,
But here's a small selection of the things true verse can be...
A poem is a memory of many, many things,
The beauty and the heartache that all life does dearly hold,
Perception on perception, given words to act as wings,
Preserved upon the written page timeworn with bend and fold,
A messenger through ages of the feelings living brings.
A poem is a window to the poet's very soul,
Their fears, their lies, their loves and laughs and lifelong hapless doubts
Will all pick up the writing pen, and in some way control
The poet's rhythmic one-two punch and measured metric clouts,
Allowing words into the mind to burrow like a mole.
A poem is a storehouse full of artifacts galore,
From Casey's bat to Seuss' hat and other treasures too:
A burning deck, two belfry lamps, a Light Brigade at war,
A signet ring, and roads in woods, and horns of boys in blue,
And every poem written will increase its varied store.
A poem is a journal that reflects its time of birth,
Where politics and government may have their proper say;
The revolutions of the mind affecting all the earth
Become transcriber forever, and thus show the shining way
To a time when all humanity will sing its song of mirth.
A poem is a crystal ball that wondrously stays clear,
Free of dirty smudges and the fingerprints of time,
Charting courses past to plot the future coming year,
Helping men to do away with vice and peer through rhyme,
Beholding all the paths, now lost, so torturously near.
A poem is a signpost, or a marker on the road,
Providing inspiration for the coming of the dawn,
Not afraid to deal in truth, and helping with our load,
Picking up our soul, and helping us to carry on,
And fostering new legacies sprung from the seeds it sowed.
But think of one bright shining gem that glitters without end.
That is the poem's proudest form: a timeless, valued friend.
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