Poetry: Blue Crystal Kaleidoscope by Marilyn Kandus

Genre: Life, Rhyme

blue crystal kaleidoscope
deeply cut reds

silk adorns tapered neck

light source

ceramic smiles

lighten
heart

dolls
open eyes

to memories

of childhood

m.kandus 5/2017

 

* * * * *

Watch Poetry performance readings:

Watch Poetry made into Movies:

Poetry: THE FALLEN SOLDIER by Patricia Krull

 Genre: Rhyme, Life

Don’t weep for me

O Land of the free

When it was my time to fall

Twas for my country’s call

Twas for the land that I loved

That I gave my all

And for the land that I loved

I did freely give

And in her freedom

And her courage

I’ll continue to live.

 

 

* * * *

Watch Poetry performance readings:

Watch Poetry made into Movies:

Poetry: CARTLOADS by Sue Barnard

Genre: Society, Rhyme

 

(with profuse apologies to John Masefield)

 

Elegant young lady dressed in black Versace

gliding around Waitrose with a leisured ease,

with a cartload of oysters, mussels, truffles,

fillet steak, Bollinger, and Stilton cheese.

 

Smartish young accountant still in office outfit

trudging around Sainsbury’s on her homeward way,

with a cartload of pasta, chicken, houmous,

pitta bread, Camembert and Chardonnay.

 

Shabby hungry student rushing back from lectures,

dashing around Tesco in her faded jeans,

with a cartload of cider, Cheddar, pizza,

sliced bread, sausages and cheap baked beans.

 

Sue Barnard

Author and Editor at Crooked Cat Books

Blog   Facebook   G+   Twitter   Amazon  Goodreads

NOVELS:

The Ghostly FatherAmazonSmashwordsKoboNookApple iBooksGooglePlay

Nice Girls Don’tAmazonSmashwordsKoboNookApple iBooks

The Unkindest Cut of AllAmazonSmashwordsKoboNookApple iBooks

Never on Saturday: Amazon

 

* * * *

Watch Poetry performance readings:

Watch Poetry made into Movies:

Read Poem: With Reason, by Joshua Caleb Chilson

Genre: Rhyme, Life

 It’s been a pleasure
To write with cause
Not just because
The words are there
On tip of tongue
And finger
To be pressed
In patterns
With rhythm and thought
Seen not as blots
Spat out on white surface
But merely a mind
Supplied with reason
Experience
And strong desire
To bleed ink on pages.

 

* * * * *

Watch Poetry performance readings:

Watch Poetry made into Movies:

Read Poetry: Outrunning The Rain – by David E. Gates

 Genre: Rhyme, Life

 Outrunning The Rain – by David E. Gates

Outrunning the rain.

Outgunning the pain.

Fighting back the tears.

Even though it’s been years.

Like drops from the sky,

They multiply.

Each glistening and clear.

Each a perfect tear.

Outrunning the rain.

On board the train.

Swept away on the tracks.

As emotion racks.

Biting my lip.

So my cover won’t slip.

Keeping up face.

No matter the place.

Outrunning the rain.

Feeling the strain.

Pain doesn’t subside.

I just want to hide.

Away from the looks.

And into my books.

Distraction is key.

For my sanity.

Outrunning the rain,

Another smile I feign,

They say it won’t last.

The pain will soon pass.

Isn’t like that for me.

It has longevity.

Though I’m better each day.

With strength I’ll outstay.

Outrunning the rain.

Dousing the flame.

Memories keep me sane.

Outrunning the rain.

© Copyright – 2017 – David E. Gates (Shelley Show Productions)

 

 

* * * * *

Watch Poetry performance readings:

Watch Poetry made into Movies:

Poem: The Cycle, by Cheron Turnley

Genre: Philosophical/Life, Rhyme

 I came. I saw.

I laughed.

I cried.

I lived. I died.

I pondered the why’s.

Then I had an inkling. Cycle reprised.

 

 

    * * * * *

Deadline: FREE POETRY Festival – Get your poem made into a MOVIE and seen by 1000s. Three options to submit:
http://www.wildsound.ca/poetrycontest.html

Watch Poetry performance readings:

Watch Poetry made into Movies:

Poem: Romance, by Peter J. Frady

Genre: Rhyme, Romance

 
The Dance of Sensual Sensation.
Given to US to break daily Frustration…
A rushing of Hot Blood
As the Waters of a Flood…
Through our veins, until She
Intoxicates, Bending rational thought,
In Our Brain… All along feeling shame…
Sometimes causes Erotic Complications
To Our Worldly Self Declaration…
Is This Emotional Feeling Overrated..?
And to Our Lives make more Complicated?
Rocking, Rolling or Midnight Strolling,
Looking for another Dance,
With the Dizzy Thought of Sweet Romance…
Not the Hot Feeling in Your Pants…
Please.., Don’t hesitate for Your chance…
Taste the fruit as You Dance,
All brought to You by, Yes
Aaaaaahhhhhhh, Sweet
Romance….
 

    * * * * *

Deadline: FREE POETRY Festival – Get your poem made into a MOVIE and seen by 1000s. Three options to submit:
http://www.wildsound.ca/poetrycontest.html

Watch Poetry performance readings:

Watch Poetry made into Movies:

Poetry: The Light Shines Brightest In the Dark By Shenita Etwaroo

Genre: Rhyme, Life

 I know the tear soaked pillow all too well.
My heart hurts for your despair.
I’ve worn shoes much like yours before.
It hasn’t been that long since I’ve been there.

The feelings of helplessness, suffering and sorrow
Do nothing but drag you down.
But I’m here to tell you from experience
You can (and will) turn your life around.

Because without pain, there would be no healing.
Without darkness, we wouldn’t know the light.
Without the endless challenges and setbacks
We would never learn how to put up a fight.

Despite a road full of blocks and bumps
Our obstacles help us to grow.
It’s easy to get hung up on the ‘why me’s?’
But those answers, we’ll probably never know.

You are strong and capable.
Your spirit unbreakable and irreplaceable.
Although your past is not erasable,
May your future be optimistically faceable.

 

    * * * * *

Deadline: FREE POETRY Festival – Get your poem made into a MOVIE and seen by 1000s. Three options to submit:
http://www.wildsound.ca/poetrycontest.html

Watch Poetry performance readings:

Watch Poetry made into Movies:

Poetry: THE BALLAD OF JOHNNY RAY SIXPACK by John Ervin

Genre: Rhyme, Political

 
inspired by the John Ervin screenplay “The Look of Hate”
available for free download at https://filmfreeway.com/project/904563

This here’s the ballad of Johnny Ray Sixpack
He’s gonna teach the world the meanin’ of payback
With his Trooper Thrust Street Sweeper
And more guns to make liberal-losers weepers
He’s a warrior for The Honorable Donald J. Trump
An alt-right Pit Bull – when he barks, snowflakes jump!

But, hey, he knows how to loosen his belt
Watchin’ hardcore porn till his face melts
He likes a good beer
When he’s pumpin’ fear
In the hearts of them coastal elite
And immigrants, hell, he’s turnin’ up the heat
He’s guardin’ The Wall, to make sure they go back
Or else they’re gonna learn the meanin’ of payback!

This here’s the ballad of Johnny Ray Sixpack
 

 

    * * * * *

Deadline: FREE POETRY Festival – Get your poem made into a MOVIE and seen by 1000s. Three options to submit:
http://www.wildsound.ca/poetrycontest.html

Watch Poetry performance readings:

Watch Poetry made into Movies:

Part 9 – Read the best of RHYME Poetry

Submit to the RHYME Poetry Contest – Winner gets poem made into a movie.

EXISTENCE, by Lloyd Mushrow
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/06/27/existence-poetry-by-lloyd-mushrow/

CUPPED HANDS, by Barry Weldon
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/06/19/cupped-hands-poetry-by-barry-weldon/

STAND YOUR GROUND, by H. Lee
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/06/16/stand-your-ground-poetry-by-h-lee/

AMEND, by Krissy Penner
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/06/15/amend-poetry-by-krissy-penner/

UNDER HER LOVE CANOPY, by Changez Ndzai
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/06/15/under-her-love-canopy-poetry-by-changez-ndzai/

WHERE’D THEY HIDE THE COWBOY, by Gayle Upshaw
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/06/12/whered-they-hide-the-cowboy-by-gayle-upshaw

FLIGHT 103 TO LOCKERBIE HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, by Rusell Bittner
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/06/11/flight-103-to-lockerbie-happy-anniversary-poetry-by-russell-bittner/

DIGITAL HOSTAGE, by Diana Benskin
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/06/11/digital-hostage-poetry-by-diana-benskin/

CORNERS, by Jonathan Baltzly
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/06/07/corners-poetry-by-jonathan-baltzly/

APOCALYPSE, by Katie Allen
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/06/07/apocalypse-poetry-by-katie-allen/

I NEED SOMEONE, by Maria Francis
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/06/01/i-need-someone-poetry-by-maria-francis/

LONELY TOGETHERNESS, by Kaveeta M. Abicchandani
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/05/31/lonely-togetherness-poetry-by-kaveeta-m-abicchandani/

WITH DAWN CAME DOOM, by Peter Kenny
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/05/29/with-dawn-came-doom-poetry-by-peter-kenny/

FRED THE ILAMA, by Alia Sheikh
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/05/29/fred-the-llama-poetry-by-alia-sheikh/

I HATE THAT I LOVE YOU SO MUCH, by Zari Riley
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/05/29/i-hate-that-i-love-you-so-much-poetry-by-zari-riley/

WORDS, by Lawrence Klein
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/05/28/words-poetry-by-lawrence-klein/

THE CAGED BIRD, by Manisha Chetia
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/05/26/the-caged-bird-poetry-by-manisha-chetia/

THE TRUTH, by Prateeque Ojha
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/05/24/the-truth-poetry-by-prateeque-ojha

HOW DID I COME TO THIS, by Catherine Adams Webb
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/05/24/how-did-i-come-to-this-poetry-by-catherine-adams-webb/

ODE TO MY MCINTOSH, by Gun Roswell
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/05/22/ode-to-my-macintosh-poetry-by-gun-roswell/

PENDING SORROW, by Chris Hill
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/05/16/pending-sorrow-poetry-by-chris-hill/

A MIDNIGHT RENDEZVOUS: THE 32ND PSALM, by John Hansen
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/05/15/a-midnight-rendezvous-the-32nd-psalm-poetry-by-john-hansen/

DRIP DRIP DRIP, by CJ Flowers
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/05/15/drip-drip-drip-poetry-by-cj-flowers/

THE EXCEPTION TO THE RULE, by Writer Cornered
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/05/16/the-exception-to-the-rule-by-writer-cornered/