Poetry: United by PoxyMadMagpie

 Genre: Love, Inspirational, Life.

 
we are creatures
made out of flesh
and spirit that
never surrenders.

we defy fate.
we defy the end.

for our hearts
beat beyond the body.
they are bound
together.

booming through millenniums.
laughing at pain.

showering hatred with love.
with every strike
we grow bigger.
stronger.

never surrendering to evil.
we rather fall… united.

in love.
 

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Poetry: Silent A by Nicole Long

Genre: Motivational, Society, Inspirational
 
They call me Silent A—
Who am I? They ask and don’t ask
Slithering into a discussion about
School, politics, what happened on the news—
While everyone gazes for a reaction,
Do they look concerned? What are they thinking? Do they know?
But you can’t seem to get out of the dazed,
Confused state I put you in.

I come when you least expect it—
In the middle of a bar,
The music pumping, juices flowing
Through your body.
The heart starts pounding,
Panic sets in like a
Storm crossing the horizon.
You look around, making sure no one notices.

In the middle of the night—
3am as silence fills the air,
Coming off of sleep meds and
Mixture of Vodka Tonics and Merlot,
Anything to keep the mind
At an altered state of nowhere and beyond.
But I’m screaming at you,
The toxicity won’t keep me away.

I’m the one who kills—
Friendships, relationships, your purified mind
Keeping you away from what you love,
What you don’t love.
Standing in that darkened corner,
Waiting for that next high off of me.
They call me Silent A—
You can’t see me, they can’t see me, but I see you.

 

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Read Poetry: The Hypocritical Oath, by Angela Umphers Rueger

Genre: DEATH, SOCIETY, MOTIVATIONAL, INSPIRATIONAL
 
Not just anyone can kill a baby;
It takes a degree to commit that crime.
The doctor’s conscience will hurt him—maybe,
But the guy on the street will do some time.

In the clinic it’s called an abortion,
But it’s murder when done on the street.
Society’s views are a distortion
Of truth. Just ask the next stranger you meet.

A drunken man hits an oncoming car.
The impact begins preterm labor.
The nearest hospital is much too far
Away. The paramedics can’t save her.

The drunkard is found guilty of murder
Of the baby that was killed on the way
To a place where Doc waited to hurt her—
He was scheduled to abort her that day.

Abortion is legal; it’s Mother’s choice.
Planned Parenthood plays on that ruse.
But Baby’s human. What about her voice?
Shouldn’t she too have the right to choose?

 

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Read Poetry: SOMEDAY WE WILL ALL BE FREE, by Alvin E. Colbert

Genre: Inspirational

Someday we will all be free.
Who, when, where, and how
This fantasy you spout, are you speaking to me?

Someday we will all be free
Is that as the bird, or as the eagle?
Free; a concept that many seek, but it seems that few ever find.
Free; is real or is it fake?
This phenomenon, free is it meant for me?
I look, we search, where is freedom? Is it all in my mind?
I stand and I fight, with all of my might, this freedom I must find.

I am hungry, you are cold, he is homeless, she is sad,
I am black, you are white, he is brown and she is red,
I seek, you seek, he seeks, and she seeks
Freedom, freedom, freedom; we all want it. Is that so bad?

Someday we will all be free
Who? Both you and me, as well as he and she, for we are all the same.
When? The day we decide that what we all want is the same.
Where? Right where we are, because the place we live is the same.
How? We stand, we cry, we support, we forgive, for the way is the same.

Free as a bird,
Flying high as an eagle,
No more concept, but really free
Freedom is real, but it does have a price;
For nothing comes without sacrifice
Will I die for you? Will you die for me?
Does he or she need to die to be free?

Stand up, stand tall, we can all be free
You can’t die for me, nor I for you.
He nor she can pay the price, for on a cross at Calvary
That price was paid by Jesus the Christ

O wake up and see that freedom is won
Believe, and take heart, as we all are one.

Bert Eugene
December 13, 2014
1343hrs

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Read Poetry: Time Passing So Quickly, by Kayla Krilove

Genre: Inspirational, Society

 
Youth was there with baby teeth
the teeth then left and left me be
I walked into this smaller place
I was so small so little much grace
And there they were
blue, red, and brightly colored walls
they want us all to feel as tall.
We shared in circles and sang in groups
Dressed in our costumes we walked in loops
The wooden playground that once stood strong
Now a distant memory
We must move on

Yet then I grew and matched the goal
I reached the top
I jumped, I rolled
All the way past Margos bench
Until there was no where left
I really wanted to go.

I left the small rooms with fake happy trees
for there were no more lies that I could not see
I was smarter, louder, and bigger now
The trees that once clouded me were shaken down.
We were the oldest ones now leading the pack
Yet embarking on a journey in which courage we could not lack.
The song we once sang when five years of age
Now helping us turn a completely new page.

For here I stand, youth tinted but clear
and seeing the things I once had feared
Exploring the art I never knew was there
witnessing the life that hadn’t been shared.
Admiring the kids I’d one day be
A day so distant back then
A day I never thought I’d see.

For here I stand, youth growing but still
Now bigger than I have ever been
yet smaller than I will ever be.
Surrounded by love and growing compassion
I begin to grow up in a fast pace fashion.
For once again we lead the pack
Still searching for courage we know not to lack.
It took thirteen years to truly know to say
The impact these walls have had on our days.

For there I stand, youth clear through memories
I walk into this bigger place
I am so big, so tall, still so much grace
and there they are
white, black, grey dull colored walls,
that I won’t let– make me feel small.
For what I know and will stay with me forever
Is that truly we are all in this together.

 

 

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Read Poetry: Dreams… by Buffy Sammons

Genre: Inspirational

Dreams…

By Buffy Sammons..

In my dreams, I am laughing, smiling, joking and walking fast and tall.

I never lose my stride, as I’m holding your hand, without fear of a fall…

You hold me tight as if you are wrapping wings around my heart

Like my own private secret secret-service angel that will never let me fall apart…

If only the dreams would never end and I could stay..

In the fantasy of you and I being wild and free as the wind blows warm as if to make our worries fade away…

Sometimes I dream of loved ones lost, as we sit together and talk like old times, no pain just conversing, laughing, and having fun…

Other times it’s my bucket list that I share with you, as we float in a warm pool with my umbrella in a tropical drink in hand soaking in the Hawaiian sun…

Not a care in the world everything is beautiful and Grand..

As I look at nature’s wonders, and bury my feet into the warm white sand…

Sometimes we take flight along the shores looking down at the water, so crystal clear and blue.

On a zip line in this beautiful place, that was made especially for two…

How do I stay in the slumber of soft, beautiful, heavenly memories both from the past, and some that may never be…

But I have to accept that when I awake there is a reason that I’m still here as I look up and I see…

The wheelchair near the bed that are basically chained to me each and every day…

I’ll deal with the hand that God dealt to me, because there is a reason I wake up again each day and can truthfully say…

When the dreams don’t stop one day and I don’t awaken from my sleep…

It will mean that my purpose was the fulfilled and I will take my final rest knowing that it’s no longer a dream, as I pray to the Lord my soul to keep..

I will be reunited with those loved and lost in my life that I really still love and miss…

And from the heavens I will take the seat being saved, as I send my loved ones a final kiss…

I sincerely send my Love to you all…                                                                   For always keeping me from fear of the fall…

 

INSPIRATION/MOTIVATION Poetry Contest (Winner gets poem made into film)

Deadline May 31st. Submit a poem that is INSPIRATIONAL or MOTIVATIONAL and get it made into a movie. 

Accepting any poetry in any genre or length that is INSPIRATIONAL or MOTIVATIONAL in any way.

All poems will be posted on this network. Over 95,000 unique visitors a day. The winning poem will have their poetry made into a movie. SPECIAL NOTE: Every single entry will get their poetry performed by a professional actor and made into a video.

The RULES are simple:

1. Write a POEM that is INSPIRATIONAL or MOTIVATIONAL. Send it to this contest for $25 and it will be POSTED on this site guaranteed for 100,000s to see. Plus, every entry will get their poetry performed at the festival and made into a video. (you own all rights to this poem and whenever you want it taken down, send us an email).

2. Email your POEM to submission@festivalforpoetry.com in .pdf, .doc, .wpd, .rtf, or .fdr format or just cut and paste it into the body of the email.

3. SUBMIT as many poems as you like. One fee per poem entry.

4. The poem can be any subject as long as it is INSPIRATIONAL or MOTIVATIONAL. Any topic from optimism, tragedy, to politics.

5. PAY THE $25 SUBMISSION FEE. Guaranteed post on this network. Results to be emailed by June 10th.

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Read the best of MOTIVATIONAL/INSPIRATIONAL Poetry – Part 3

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C POEM, Natalie Henderson
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/03/13/c-poem-by-natalie-henderson/

MY COMPASS, Esmeralda Hernandez
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/02/23/my-compass-poetry-by-esmeralda-hernandez/

BE THE LIGHT, Yusef Vance
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/02/22/be-the-light-poetry-by-yusef-vance/

OCEANS BOTTOM, Antonia Giordano
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/02/19/oceans-bottom-poetry-by-antonia-giordano/

HE AND SHE, Chirayu
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/02/08/he-and-she-poetry-by-chirayu/

DON’T, Spyridoula Antoniou
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/01/30/dont-poetry-by-eirini-spyridoula-antoniou/

ALONE, Anderson Gomes
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/01/29/alone-poetry-by-anderson-gomes/

HEART SHAPED BUBBLES, Hillary Bryan
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/01/24/heart-shaped-bubbles-poetry-by-hillary-bryan/

SIMPLICITY, C. Denyce Ward
SIMPLICITY, Poetry by C.Denyce (Ward)

POETRY, Derek Ray
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2015/11/12/poetry-by-derek-ray/

CRAZY BOY, R. Shanelle
Crazy Boy, Poetry by R.Shanelle

A MENTION OF MINCHIN, Allison Welborn
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2015/11/03/a-mention-of-minchin-poetry-by-allison-welborn/

NO MONEY NO PROBLEM, Kathy Figueroa
No Money? No Problem!, Poetry by Kathy Figueroa

MY BEAUTIFUL CIRCUMSTANCES, Takudzwa Mudiwa
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2015/10/18/my-beautiful-circumstances-poetry-by-takudzwa-mudiwa/

M-E JUST CUT AND PASTE, Bill Clayton
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2015/10/17/m-e-just-cut-and-paste-by-bill-clayton/

STRONGER, Dawn M. Simpson
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2015/10/14/stronger-poetry-by-dawn-m-simpson/

DEFS, DEF P The MC
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2015/10/04/defs-poetry-pt-1-poetry-by-def-p-the-mc/

INNOVATION, Trahsa Nicole Hickman
Innovation, Poetry by Trasha Nicole Hickman

A POEM, Domeen Raad
A poem, Poetry by Domeem Raad

WHAT THE MIND CAN CONCEIVE THE PEN CAN ACHIEVE, Mac McGovern
What The Mind Can Conceive, The Pen Can Achieve, Poetry by Mac McGovern

Read the best of MOTIVATIONAL/INSPIRATIONAL Poetry – Part 2

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AFTER SUNSET, Javane Stewart
After Sunset, Poetry by Javane Stewart

BARBIE, Hlox Da Rebel
Barbie, Poetry by Hlox Da Rebel

ONLY UNTIL BOREDOM STRIKES, Rayanne Banaga
Only Until Boredom Strikes, Poetry by Rayanne Banaga

FROZEN DREAMS, Virendra Gupta
FORZEN DREAMS, Poetry by Virendra Gupta

POETREE OF LIFE, Lydia Torres
Poetree of Life, Poetry by Lydia Torres

LIFE, Tony Blackstone
LIFE, Poetry by Tony Blackstone

TEST YOUR TALENTS, Theres Ayla Kravetz
Test Your Talents, Poetry by Therese Ayla Kravetz

ANYONE, Robert Valleau
ANYONE?, Poetry by Robert Valleau

SOUTH BOUND, Ruth Andrews Garnes
South Bound, Poetry by Ruth Andrews Garnes

I WILL HOLD MY PEN TO BED, Ibrahim Olalere
I Wil Hold My Pen To Bed, Poetry by Ibrahim Olalere

THE CARNIVAL, Guessella Daniels
The Carnival, Poetry by Guessella Daniels

CHANGE, Chantel Wiggins
Change, Poetry by Chantel Wiggins

MAJORITY, Sanijela Matkovic
MAJORITY, Poetry by SANIJELA MATKOVIĆ

THE TRAIN TRIP HOME, Ben Marchant
The Train Trip Home, Poetry by Ben Marchant

CHILDHOODS PAST, Robert Valleau
CHILDHOOD’S PAST, Poetry by Robert Valleau

THE COLOR OF MY SKIN, Sonya Marshall
THE COLOR OF MY SKIN, Poetry by Sonya Marshall

INSPIRED BY YOU COLORS, Kerry Akers
Inspired by you Colors, Poetry by Kerry Akers

I STAND ABOVE, Dorita Charles
I Stand above, Poetry by Dorita Charles

I LIVE IN THE PRESENT, Ehi Mary Okwechime
I LIVE IN THE PRESENT, Poetry by Ehi Mary Okwechime

Read the best of MOTIVATIONAL/INSPIRATIONAL Poetry – Part 1

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 BE LEAF, Azeem
Be Leaf, Poetry by The Poet Azeem

DEATH TO THE POET, Majezty Carlos Navarro
DEATH TO THE POET, Poetry by Majezty Carlos Navarro

INSPIRING SONG TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE, Katarine Jovcevska
INSPIRING SONG TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE, Poetry by Katarina Jovcevska

THE CLEANSING OF RAIN, Joan Treppa
The Cleansing of Rain, Poetry by Joan Treppa

WHO INSPIRES ME, Sonia Dutta
Who inspires me?, Poetry by Sonia Dutta

STAND YOUR GROUND, H. Lee
Stand Your Ground, Poetry by H. Lee

ARCANA COMPROMISED, Aneza Lee
Arcana Compromised, Poetry by Aneza Lee

FREEWAY TO SPACE, by Kathy Anderson
Freeway to Space, Poetry by Kathy Anderson

I AM, Suan Marie
I AM, Poetry by Susan Marie

THE FEAR OF LOSING HER,
The Fear of Losing Her, Poetry by John Kavanaugh

MY DARLING, Buffy Sammons
My Darling.., Poetry by Buffy Sammons

THE CAGED BIRD, Manisha Chetia
The Caged Bird, Poetry by Manisha Chetia

MY BELOVED, Sushant KR Panedy
My Beloved, Poetry by Sushant kr.Pandey

CETACEAN, Stephen J. Jacobs
CETACEAN, Poetry by Stephen J. Jacobs

WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD, by Pyja Jurid
What a Wonderful World, Poetry by Pyja Jurid

THIS LIFE, by Buffy Sammons
#Love this life.., Poetry by Buffy Sammons

MY JOURNEY, Stephen McBride
My Journey, Poem by Stephen McBride

I’M NOT GETTING OLD I AM GETTING BETTER,
I’m not getting old, I am getting better, Poetry by Gun Roswell

YOU SOUND SO DISTANT, Kela Maswabi
You sound so distant, Poetry by Kela Maswabi

FLIGHT OF FREEDOM, Scott Davis
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/05/16/flight-of-freedom-poetry-by-scott-davis/