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Grievances For too longI’ve tried to transformThis four letters wordInto relationshipWhich you see as the highestLevel of impossibilityA ship that you will ride with meWithout proudnessBut I think it is sinkingAnd there’s no safety boat to escapeBecause I refused to be remindedAfter the last ship wreckThat made my eyes served asSource of running waterBecause I […]

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Docile eyes call for the glaciers of heart to be melted,To be smitten in a way where illusions appear like devotions.Desires and passion collide with each other,Entangling each other in a serpentine coil.My charisma invokes for a submissive dawnTo widen the channels of unapologetically beauteous conflict ;A conflict that has no end and has no […]

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THE PATH I TOOK Cold as the white rose waking at daybreak,And weak as the last cloud of an expiring storm,My fortune melted away like snow in a thaw,Emotion sped like mechanical toys guided by manikins,And it pealed through my brain like a muffled bell. On the lonely path, I collapsed as if by enchantment,Shadowy […]

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Drifting throughThe mazes of my mindJourneying with himStill~~Seeing himIn the distanceOn his own path He feels so near, Trying to pick upMy pace WhisperingsHe can’t hearOnly soulsCan translateLoves’ passions Once more,Just,One more walkIn the eveningSide by sideEnjoying the quietudeOf the echoesWithin nature’s environsAs twilight slowly slips intoA lavender Summer sky Now,Autumn’s soon arrivedWith its prismatic […]

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THE LAST ROAD Like Geography and the shape of the EarthLike Columbus and the story of AmericasMy Government Teacher lied(to me) again“Government of the peoples by the peoples for the peoples” This was the first he told me and usHe told many more by twelve forty post meridiemOn every hot Thursday afternoons in the class“Majority […]

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Circle of life When a child born into this worldHe cries out to the spirit of the livingTo be illuminated in light of the dayAs the light of the day blinking The life of a newly created being blessedBy the elderly men and womenTo another world a life is taken away by godFor the space […]

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Now at this time, Ethiopian Epiphany is on the way Now, the main roads of Addis Ababa City,All are not permitted to cars after the half day,Everywhere you see the flag of the country,Shined for the gala of Christianity. Women have dressed white cultural wears, as a flower they bloom,Men are watching them; some are […]

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THE PRODIGAL DAUGHTER How will I tell mama the city changed me?How will I face my father after the disgrace I caused?How will my village congregants judge me?To whom shall I confess my sins?Am tired of living a life not Mine I live in guilt haunted by my newselfI live in oblivion,no longer at easeI […]

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TRAPPED I tried to find you in a mazeroamed inside the labyrinthfor every right turn that I missedwere footprints lead to the dead end. Seems like I’m walking round and round,the exit is nowhere to be found,each turn lead to another wall,till I cannot go back anymore. Voices from above my head,giggles in a restrained […]

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WHEN HE SEES THE POOL… When he sees grain, the chickens breathe,When he sees bread, he breathes life into it.When he sees glory, the creator enters,When he sees blood, the butchers die. When he sees the horn, the birds breathe,When he sees the water, the fish are glorified.When he sees the pool, the ducks die.When […]

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POT OF INK series TELL NO ONE I battle with the traumaI live with the memoriesI cry in silenceAm dying silentlyBut I tell no one My life is sinkingMy soul is cryingMy oppressor is braggingBut no one is looking My dignity is stolenMy pride is goneAm painted with shameHow can I live with this stigma? […]

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Illusion Love,Love is just an illusionMerely just a part of self imaginationClouding our judgmentsLeading us to indefinite conclusionLove,Love is where you liveA happily ever afterWith rainbows and butterfliesThat’s never a happy placeFilled with false hopes & dreamsThat never becomes realityJust pain n fake promisesTears and endless miseryLove is just an illusionA weapon of metaphysical destruction […]

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Unvoiced_Plea Unfurl my hid wings and I will flyStrengthen my feet and I will walkGuide my path and I will discoverDon’t make me follow your shadow Put me in the know, I will evolveGive me options and I will decideGroom and set free, I will becomeI didn’t bargain to become cloned Be happy with me […]

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……DIOGANISIS ……. Stretching back to the beginning, Blunders repeated, wonders repealed. The span of time prolapsed, drooping, The clock-needles stuck with menopause, Recapturing turning points, recreating blindness. No beginning, no end, an incredible journey, The hunters and the hunted, both carnivores, Hunter’s magic, my daily divine psoriasis. Some stars beyond the grave so twinkling, Like […]

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Frozen Rose Shower of cherub’s dust,Silver powder of angelic grace,Cool embrace of holiness,Crystal tears of heaven’s love,A white mantle of snowy cap! Amidst a garden once was green,Now white with drizzle of Winter Queen,A revolting tiny crimson drop,Contrast a blood bloom of the silver plain.A rose of red, a blood ruby,Frozen, preserved, still in coldest […]

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IRIS DarknessAnd brightnessAre found in your eyes . OtherwiseThe Sun shinesTwenty four hoursAnd also does brightenTwenty four seven.So open not only eyesBut also iris. By Senge Ay About The Author The published poet is a member of our online facebook community. Join the group to meet more poets, discover more poetry opportunities, and participate in […]

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HARMATTAN: THE ANNUAL GUEST Coming as a guest uninvitedYou make many unexcitedWhen you arrive with dustThat makes many not to trustYour impending gainsBut gaze only at the pains Driving away an excruciating heatThat suffocates and viciously beatAll flesh including that of pessimistsWhile joy envelopes the optimistsAs your seeming meritsOutweighs your demerits When you run fast […]

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A Few A few will be there alwaysTo denounce you,A few will be there everTo get envious in the queue,Some will be thereTo make fun of you,A few will be thereTo leg your pull and chew,But a very few will also be thereTo encourage you,To guide you,To bless you,You just need to identifyThose very fewWho […]

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POWERLESS PEN If hunger had a heartMay, it could spare me,I, a bare hope of life,Living in a cracked house,Whose foundation,Is the bleeding palms of mum. If hunger had eyesMaybe, it could see my child’s bones,Whose blanket is always cold,And wet to make life walk. If hunger had earsTo hear my child’s fading voice,Whose tears […]

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WONDERLAND The heart is filled with joy at amazing experiences,It is a person’s unquenchable thirst to fill his senses ,Things of interest with inspirations make you wonder ,That sets you apart on an initial quest for yonder .The more doors you open the more you see,More places you go and more people you meet ,The […]

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IdentifyingUnderstanding the imagesHunting nights and daysFrom the ceiling of lightsShining rays of mercyAnalysis of thoughtsLuminariesNoteworthy burgeoningLovers of springSinging and dancingIt’s evidentDaily dreams brilliantlyGlowing in romantic rainRhyming with prideIrresistible echoesIn battlefield of loveButterflies fly with gleeFloating in the air Jean C Bertrand About The Author The published poet is a member of our online facebook community. […]

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The tail of the dragon. The clock ticks in the Cathedral square.A step on time’s endless march.And those we fight and those we hateAre nothing, no more, gone. But theDragon within remains, passed onfrom blood to blood. The clock ticks in the old church tower.And faith and love and hopeflicker like a dancing light. And […]

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Quill You bring me happinessLike no one does You are so preciousMore like pearls You are my best of joyYour wonders I don’t ask how and why Quill you quench my desireThe ink you spit gives me power Quill I need you near meWith a want so true for thee Quill to me you’re like […]

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Riders of the Red Dragon Now the horizon brings colorful newsDragons returning in reds and in bluesWaving like ribbons and shaped like big eelsOne can but wonder how riding them feels Long to the dangerous quest they have beenSpiriting riders to battle dark sinAvarice hunters with specialized skillsSome wearing scales representing their kills Here they […]

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FALL TO RISE Failure’s woes and fatemay seem quite fatal. Yet therein lies success’respites in portions crucial. Fall’s blows may dealmighty brunts so brutal. Still rising up again, thusproves defeat is never final! (C) Odujebe Oluwole About The Author The published poet is a member of our online facebook community. Join the group to meet […]

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Translation of a lovely poem of Poetess Sanunaya Deewa into Hindi language Poetess. Sanunaya DeewaTranslator: Dr. Navin Kumar Upadhyay एक दिन का हत्यारा? पक्षी आकाश में उड़ रहे हैंनदी में मछलियाँ तैर रही हैंमधुमक्खियां छत्ते में गुनगुना रही हैंहिरण और खरगोश कर रहे इधर-उधर । लेकिन आज आदमी को कमरे में कैद कर दिया गया […]

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HIGHWAY Our love is the highway of love,we run headlong, we overtake without mercy.Where all the signposts disappearedand that “STOP” sign ?!Where does this road lead,where is our beginning and where is our end?All the roadside signs are gone,while as a blind man my heart wanders,in this race on the highway of love. © Vildana […]

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THE GAME OF STORM AND RAIN The night sky is the light of the stars.The shelf that rises like an islandI look around and see your shadowThe key is to hide that beautyWhen that is my identityNot one day but many daysThe gloomy wind blowsLike a nightingaleSharp indifference on the horizonColorless pain, trembling sea wavesThe […]

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HAIKU 115 Under clearing skies,Tilled to fertile perfection,The empty fields wait… © Ronnie Smith About The Author The published poet is a member of our online facebook community. Join the group to meet more poets, discover more poetry opportunities, and participate in international poetry activities. Link Here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/396622064478409/ You can also subscribe to be the […]

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AWanderer © Shiri Pearl About The Author The published poet is a member of our online facebook community. Join the group to meet more poets, discover more poetry opportunities, and participate in international poetry activities. Link Here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/396622064478409/ You can also subscribe to be the first to read poems like this, writing opportunities and everything […]

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WHERE IS LOVE? Like water cached inside the core of heartThe more you open, the more it comes outNo end, even ceaslessly one can distributeLet be not so greedy to heartily contribute. Like mountain drinks heavy rainfallIn no way bows down head at allGusty wind of filth can never shake or turnNor corching sun of […]

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GOD’S ARCHITECTURE The nature’s beauty is a work of artby the hands of the divines,The lush green forest, the waterfallthe gorges and the ravines. The vibgyored rainbows bent acrossthe beautiful sky,The spider’s patterned web stretchedwaiting for victim’s cry. The croaking of frogs in chorusin the middle of night,The piercing sounds of cricketsWhen the day is […]

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HOLD ON When the time comes, that our love for each otherWill be put into a test, I only have some requests. Don’t lose hope, continue to believe.Please stay, don’t leave.Don’t give up, hold on to the love. Cling on tight.No matter how dark is the night.And no matter how little is the light. Take […]

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MAGNIFY My soul will magnify the LordHe has been my strengthMy all in allHe came as a light,With shining might,and in the dark,He made a mark.His name shall be lifted highBeyond the sea and above the skyHis Glory shines like the starsOh I will magnify is holy nameI will sing and never be ashamed © […]

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Curse_Causeless Arise and standOh ye sick son of the landArise and shine your lightFor the day dawn is dark now aright Love asunderPanic the clap of the thunderFear in people’s mindDeep blue ocean flood infant mind Silent is brokenFor the blood of cowries tokenAmidst of lustFearless tone of the lost Deep dark, darker and deeperHome […]

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ONE LAST TRY Single moment in a nook.,Dreaming beyond imagination., Struggling catastrophe with pen.A powerful tools for specific subject. Give it a try for unlimited drops.We are closer together in all the way. Let me gaze, into wonderful liquid eyes.Under the harsh condition., Wanna strive and thrive.For general deserts. Tempted to touch the soft lighting.To […]

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WHEN THINGS GO WRONG I thought at one time that we could be friends. Hello to you my misunderstood friend,Although I know we’ll differ in the end,Together agree our stance we’ll defend,Every moment together we cannot pretend. You wind my senses till I’m at a loose end,Only my strength halts my overextend,Upon this decision my […]

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THE SCARS OF LIFE We simply risk things for our own benefits,But we forget to weigh the result of it,Tend to spend much not seeing the loss.Behind the bars of showing the purpose. How greed we are sometimes,Allowing somebody to suffer,While comforting the soul of pretentious.Dismay portrayed in my eyes. How hard to be human?Or […]

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AT THE STILLNESS. Reading at an irregularHour, I thoughtThe clock must be stuckWith it’s two handsFrozen, for winter setsTougher tasks to performAnd breeding an inner reform. Closed windows stillCatches the stillnessThe occasional rainThe eerie call of night birdsI think the calendar setsTargets for organized handsSleepy are the momentsNot my innate sense. Rugged and rock likeThe […]

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DARKNESS OF YESTERDAY The darkness of yesterdayOnly came to blur our focusBut that shouldn’t serve as excuseTo be swallowed by the dark and pains Even when the mountain seems so highHigh above the peak of our dreamsA step at a time will get us thereSooner or later you’ll definitely get there The scar of yesterday […]