New Years Poem Wanted

Anyone Have a Free New Years Poem?

Around the holidays, people are always looking for this or that free poem that is related to the season. Does anyone have a good New Years Poem they would like to submit to the blog?

Remember I'm always happy to publish poems from other authors.

Happy New Year!

Do You Wish by Anna Vera Williams

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Do you wish

Do you ever wish
To paint your life
In black and white,
And hang some sad nostalgic music in the back,
And put it on a TV screen
For men in future years to see
And say, “This must have been
The way things used to be”…

Do you ever walk the street
And half-imagine you might meet,
Some half-forgotten face from long ago
Although inside you really know,
You're walking where they'd never go …

Do you ever sit and look
At ancient photos you once took,
Long-lost faces in a book,
And examine them a million times
As if to read between the lines,
As if you might see something more,
That wasn't ever there before …
Something new, that might resolve
The mystery you never solved.

Do you ever wonder why
Faces wilt and flowers die,
People change and time goes by,
Leaving you to stand and sigh
At night beneath the starry sky
Watching comets fall and fly ...


― Written by Anna Vera Williams at Age 26

http://freepoemsonline.blogspot.com
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Half a Hemisphere Away

Free Love Poem

Half a Hemisphere Away

Half a hemisphere away
I hear the things
You do not say.
I hear the thundering of your heart.
It tears my life and soul apart.
It echoes in my head and ears,
I tremble on the bed in tears,
I see you sitting, far, alone,
Silent like a block of stone,
With your head against the wall
Wishing, praying I would call ...
Someday, I suppose I might
In the middle of the night.
While you lie there, softly dreaming,
When your heart has ceased its screaming,
When I've long since ceased to weep ...
I wish you would go to sleep.
I wish the thundering would cease,
And let me lie and dream in peace.


― Written by Anna Vera Williams at Age 23

http://freepoemsonline.blogspot.com
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War Poems

Free War Poems

The following are the war poems which have been published on this blog so far. Further submissions are welcome:

There are Men, by Anna Vera Williams

Gears of War, by Scott Clawson
Where is the Cavalry by Anna Vera Williams

Out in the Wilderness by Anonymous Poet
Songs of War by Anonymous Poet
Machines of War, by Anonymous Poet
I Do Not Hate My Enemy, by Anonymous Poet

I Cry in Fear, by Anonymous Poet
Planting Peace, by Christine Bruness

Mercy Please, by Anonymous Poet
Our Men in Iraq, by Tom Fenning

Free Poems: Yellow

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Yellow

Hunger conquers. Love considers.
As life concedes and pain bewilders.
Anguish strips us of our shielding.
Cold. Relentless. Ever-wielding.
Yet we let the anguish pass
Forget, and hide amongst the mass.
Even I who swore to never
Seek cold comfort, cruel forever;
Even I found yellow rest,
In the days upon my nest,
Long descended from the sky,
Angry when the night asked why.

It had been hated. Degraded.
Hardly heart-defying. Shaded.
Hard warmth. For a moment's pleasure.
Mindless. Careless. Lady's leisure.
And yet the strongest of the weak
Can break in sobs and fade grow meek.
None can tell you your belief.
None may soothe you in your grief.
None can tell you where to go.
None but you can ever know.
When you learn that, when you see,
It may break your heart in three.
Yet 'tis not bad to dance alone.
May your eyes remain your own.


Written by Anna Williams at age 17
in Prague, Czechoslovakia

http://freepoemsonline.blogspot.com
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Free Poems: Blue Balloons

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Blue Balloons

Into the captivity of your heart,
We let our blue balloons depart;
Into the twilight of the sky.
Into the night. Where our shadows still fly.

Three years later, too far from the sea,
Having escaped, having broke free,
No longer a lone poet, surrounded by boors,
I felt a lone virgin, surrounded by whores.

And now our balloons may have never been found,
Lying untouched, as I was, on the ground,
But still hold their meaning, in unwritten words,
Hopefully not having killed any birds.

I faded in comforted silence at last.
Silence like crystal. Silence like the past.
Steeped and forsaken, quiet anesthesia,
In the ambrosia of violent amnesia.


― Written by Anna Vera Williams at Age 17
Washington, D.C.

http://freepoemsonline.blogspot.com
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Free Poems: Riding My Bike

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Riding My Bike

My wheels don’t seem to touch the road
As I fly through the wind.
When I look down,
The road flashes by.
When I look up,
The world is slow motion again,
And I swerve a corner,
Almost floating.


Written by Anna Williams at age 10
Barnstable, Massechusetts

http://freepoemsonline.blogspot.com
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Free Poems: A Friend

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Friendship Poem Written by Anna Williams at Age 10


A Friend


I have a friend
Who is always with me,
Whom I am always with,
Whom I am often alone with,
Who is often alone with me.
But sometimes we need others
To hike through the jungle of life.
She is me.

Written by Anna Williams at age 10
Barnstable, Massechusetts

http://freepoemsonline.blogspot.com

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War Poem by Scott Clawson

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War Poem by Scott Clawson

Gears of War

Bloodshot eyes rolling through

Pinion soldiers grinding gears of war

Endless movements of gypsy travel

Devastation hangs in heavy mizzen

Beckons forever thirsty for conquer



You may use this for free; I have no terms for its use except if possible you could publish my name with it.

Best regards,

Scott Clawson

The Children - by Anna Vera Williams of Free Poems

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The Children

The children of the shadows stepped
With pointed toes and daunted breath
Across the shadows of the streams,
Deep with death and melted dreams.
We watched the lightning cross the sky
The last heat of the last hard sigh,
And let our feet fall to the stones.
We drowned the chilling undertones,
Escaped into the winter cold.
Escaped from autumn's burning gold,
Forgot its twisted lullaby.
And how to care. And how to cry.

Time goes, numbed in drink and dawn.
The winter people lived the song.
We danced like beetles under fire,
Drawn to beauty and desire.
We followed laughter where it led,
Into smoke, and sin, and bed.

We were children. Actors. Fools.
Playing by our coldest rules.
How heartless were our childish trials
Steeped in dances and denials.
We yearned to break away and roam,
We who have or love no home.
Here to destroy ourselves. Here to alloy ourselves.
Only to tear and to teach and annoy ourselves.

The children of the shadows flew,
Knew not what we loved, but loved what we knew.
Shadows of alleys. Shadows of smiles.
The sounds of the shadows fade over miles.
We had been beaten, been married, been robbed.
We came to sing in the streets for the mob.
To forget, to forsake, to invent our own past,
We came with the wind, the cold dry blast.
By blue skies we parted, in shadows of spring.
Escaping the pain that the painlessness brings.


Written by Anna Williams at Age 17
Monday after Easter
in Prague, Czechoslovakia

http://freepoemsonline.blogspot.com
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The Stones - by Anna Vera Williams of Free Poems

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The Stones

It is the air that holds you down
In this senselessly beloved town,
While piercing frost deep 'neath our bones...
Beware of how you touch the stones
Who pave the street; enslave your feet;
Entrance the lost who pass above them,
Till you over-glorify and love them,
Till every tourist we once hated
Is un resented, unseen, faded.
The walls, the shadows, crooked, near,
Slowly cloud and disappear.
So we wander. So we crawl.
There is nothing left at all
But out living cobblestones.
Whispering. Freezing. Mid the moans.
This chill is even unfelt - old.
No escape now from this cold
Quiet, heartless, numbing, slow
But to fly away. To go

Written by Anna Williams at age 17
in Prague, Czechoslovakia

http://freepoemsonline.blogspot.com
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The Serpants - by Anna Vera Williams of Free Poems

The Serpents

We are living for a breath of cold.
As we watch the shadows fold
Into olive sands ...

The bays
Of salty waters
Mark our days;
By the ripples,
By the tides.

We come forth limping,
― Leave in strides.

And the heat lays
Like a hound.
The children know
The crooked sounds
Of serpents, lurking like disease
By the banks
Beyond the trees.
There is the dark and endless sea.
There are spirits watching me.

This land robs comfort,
Seethes defeat.
It maims and strengthens,
By the heat
― The heat of hate, the heat of guilt ...
The day I learned that flowers wilt,
I burst and shook,
And cursed the sky.
My feelings died.
I knew not why.

Now we spread no hell, no rain.
Now we live here, free from pain
And stronger, by neutrality --
It shapes our immortality.

None can touch us,
Strike us,
Love us.
None can break
The spell above us.
... None can ever set us free.
We are surrounded by the sea.

Written by Anna Williams at Age 17

http://freepoemsonline.blogspot.com
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Slavia - by Anna Vera Williams of Free Poems

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Slavia

My stomach burns
With the quaking tide,
When you play with my toes,
When you tickle my pride.

Take me away
To your far away land,
Buried like dust
In the prints of your hand,

Where your smile doesn't crack,
And fade,
Before the hours
Draw into days.

I lay in the bed
Of a perfect stranger.
I played with his words,
Mimicking danger,

And he begged me to tell him
My endless verses,
Beneath the morning’s
Sleepless curses.

His fingers played
With the curve of my side.
I told him of
The day I died ―

A secret I guarded
So closely from you.
I told him the truth.
I told no one I knew.


Written by Anna Williams at Age 17
Washington, D.C.

http://freepoemsonline.blogspot.com
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Thorn - by Anna Vera Williams of Free Poems

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Thorn

Beneath the shadow of the sky
I felt the wind pulse, watched it fly.
In the autumn, in the storm,
The wind was true, the wind was warm.
Warmer than what I'd become
For I was empty, cold, and numb.

Like a blossom in the frost
That dies in heartache and is lost
Despairing it will never be
Young again; will never see
The moonlit dewdrop's quiet birth
And fades to cold, black, callous earth...
I hungered no more for the stars.
I raised myself against the bars,
And shut away each desperate scheme.
A dream no longer was a dream.
Standing by the barren isle,
There was a lie behind my smile.
The mountain storm could touch me not
And not the sea. For I had sought,
And I had failed. And I had hated
Every hope my heart created.

By the strength my eyes beguiled,
I grew old when still a child.
And so I sank, forgot, and sighed
But for whispers, deep inside;
But for wishes to return.
And yet the dread to fail, to burn,
Overpowered dying love.
With one last frantic glance above,
I longed that I might live once more,
To suffer truth, as long before.

Desperate prayer in the sand...
I reached out my quivering hand,
And felt the blue light of the sky
The moon's cold breath fell to my eye,
And as the summer winds wash tears,
A memory washed away my fears.

Beating heart and burning breath,
Love reawakened from the death,
Shivering flesh against the night
Awakened to a dying light

A quiet child sleeps peacefully,
Somewhere deep inside of me,
Who knew her love and knew her name;
Spoke no hatred, felt no shame;
Who knew a true, unbroken mirror,
Bore no secret, hid no tear.
She laughed upon a starlit beam,
Without fear and without scheme,
Seldom hid herself from pain,
And never shuttered in the rain.
Subtle age tears at the young.
Songs are withered and resung.

After a day or a million years
Of soft oblivion and fears,
Of quiet panic, bursting sin,
Silent fight raged deep within,
Hearts are crushed and are reborn
From the blood upon the thorn.

Written by Anna Williams at age 16

http://freepoemsonline.blogspot.com
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Unlike - by Anna Vera Williams of Free Poems

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Unlike

Unlike a lightless chasm,
No deep mystery to fathom.
What I may or may not feel
Is un-vital. Hardly real.
Yet you are. More than the rest.
I love you all. Or do my best.
In a world I longed to find
With all my blue moons left behind
On the far side of the earth.
- The stars, perhaps, have greater worth
Watched from that side of the sky -
If you could dream. If you could fly …
I wanted to believe you knew
Of love or tears. Or wanted to.
Perhaps you do. Or more than most.
Perhaps you pray beside my ghost.
A half a year before the dawn
Perhaps you, like a child, were drawn
To love, to motion, saving grace.
You saw a world within her face
And held an ocean in her eyes ?
Bathed in drama and disguise.
Yet feelings fade from touch in time.
Years are heavy; and heavier, crime.
They weigh upon a starving heart.
They tear your dreams and life apart
To scattered fragments rough as glass
And lie till innocence might pass
Like unclothed feet, unguarded, frail,
Un-callused … till there is a wail,
Beginning, very quietly
From deep within a cold anxiety …
Calluses can be acquired.
With leaps from canyons lit with fire.
And starving hearts learn not to be.
Drowning eyes learn not to see.

Young and strong and free at last
From pain. And growing far too fast,
Yet not too young to have a past.
I never speak about it here
I seldom voice a hidden fear
Or whisper to the quiet stars
Or weep for all that beauty mars
Or whistle by the amber mountains,
In search of purple salt-less fountains.
Listen far across the hills
And barefoot by the mountain rills
For a faint and distant sigh.
Torn by time, and death. And lies.
If you glance within your heart
You may tear your life apart.
You may justify your sin …
Search for angel dust within.
It may kill. It may heal.
The treasures of the sky grow real.
Break away mid earth and fire.
Give to glory’s deep desire.
In the frail moments of youth,
Every lie breathes unwashed truth.
Naught matters past reality,
Hard, correct and fancy-free.
You can sing false pleasure’s hue.
You can pierce me through and through.
Draw a blood drop from my eye,
Make me love you, make me cry …
Still I remain, as light friends tend,
Yet the same, unscathed, unbent,
But hardened for the next hard mile,
To the next unfamiliar smile,
And trust it not, as children would.
Though, God knows, how I wish I could.

For I am taught. And taught by thee.
Enlightened in reality.
With little left to do but pray
For the dim and distant day
When naught is yearned or questioned why
But the clouds who roam the sky.

Written by Anna Williams at Age 17
Prague, Czechoslovakia

http://freepoemsonline.blogspot.com
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I Slept in Beauty, Then Awoke by Anna Vera Williams

I Slept in Beauty — and Awoke

I slept in beauty — and awoke.
Then ugliness was mine.
That morning, yet, the wall between
My sleep and hellish wake was broke
And through a crack did shine
What peaceful, dormant eyes had seen:

A light just bright enough to show
Into this waking place:
A dream we call reality,
Not bright enough to cast a glow
Upon my darkened face,
Nor at hell's immortality.

Written by Anna Williams at age 15

http://freepoemsonline.blogspot.com
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Free Love Poem: Together, by Scott Clawson

Free Love Poem

Together

My love abounds through the distant stars

With you by my side we will soar

Touching new worlds of wonder

Endlessly exploring

Forever loving

Hearts intertwined

Sharing fate

True love

Lives


This is a poetic form called a Nonet. It was a prompt I found at www.poefusion.blogspot.com . I will place a link to Free Poems on my blog site www.scottclawson.blogspot.com. You may use this for free, I have no terms for its use except if possible you could publish my name with it.

Best regards,

Scott Clawson

Free Sign-Up: Get Paid Each Time Someone Visits Your Blog Or Website

How to Get Paid for Almost Every Visitor to Your Blog or Website (This is Free, You Don't Have to Pay Anything)

While the poetry on this blog is free, I'm setting the blog up as a fundraising source for donations.

Something new was released yesterday. Anyone who has a blog or website can sign up for free, to be paid for almost every time someone visits their blog.

1. You put a little code on a page of your website or blog.

2. When a person visits the page (I think they have to stay on the page for two seconds) a 5-second audio ad plays.

3. You get paid each time an ad plays, (even if the visitor's sound is off).

4. The ad takes no space on your website or blog. There is no link for the visitor to click and they are not led away from your site.

5. You can use it for any site, including free blogs and websites or MySpace, Blogger Blogs, etc, as long as it is okay per the rules of that website or host.

6. If you sign up now, you will be eligible to sign others up as a referrer. You then earn 5% of anything your referrals earn, and 5% of what their referrals earn, for life.

7. If you wait a couple of months to sign up, you might not be eligible to sign others up anymore. There is a limited time to sign up as a referrer.

8. The ads are tailor-made to fit with the content of your blog or website so you won't get non-related ads.

9. There is more information and a lot more details at the Pay Per Play page here.

This may or may not interest you. It might not seem very poetic. In my case, a little bit of money can go a long way for good causes. So I don't mind so much.

You can sign up for PPP Ads at this link: Pay Per Play.

Free Poems: Spiritual Poem Submitted by Sara

Spiritual Poem

Here is a poem I received for publication on this blog. You can see the note from the author below - this gives her terms for those who would like to use her poem for free.

This is an incredibly powerful poem. It is spiritual and religious and, in my opinion, a very appropriate Christmas Poem.

"To Anna

Here is a poem you can use at your site. I know you were looking for spirtualones and I haven't posted this one anywhere else. Your readers are free to use it as long as they mention it was written by Sara from The Shores of My Dreams at http://shewritespoetry.blogspot.com/"

Turn to Him

When the frigid air
of defeat
whips at your back


threatening to attack,
to bring you to your knees,


when the devil nips at your feet daily,
and the very breath in you
is hard to breathe


turn
your face
toward the sky.

Cry out for relief!
God saves his people.

And your ravaged spirit
will be filled with a river
of forgiveness
for all your sins,

healing for all that is
ragged and bruised within.

There is only
one place
to seek renewal and a promise of safety.


A promise
that can carry you
through
your darkest of days.


Seek your Lord,
the Savior who saves!

Written by Sara from The Shores of My Dreams at http://shewritespoetry.blogspot.com

Free Poems: Christmas Day, by Lisa

Christmas Poem


Christmas Day

Whether they were right or wrong,
And whether they sung loud and strong
Or only spoke in whispers
Which by miracles were heard,
We owe our lives to brilliant men
Who took the chance to bring us in
And show us how to save the world
With nothing but a word.

So on this day we honor one
Who gave us hope when hope was gone
And all was torn and tangled
And in deserts we had strayed.
Men killed him for what he believed,
Though some now doubt, though some still grieve,
We celebrate the day he came
And call it Christmas Day.

Written by Lisa

You can use this poem for free if you follow these rules:

Don't claim that you wrote it. Include the byline that it is written by Lisa.
Personal and non-commercial use only.

Free Poems: I Will Bring You Gifts, by Chris Leibow

Christmas Poems

I Will Bring You Gifts

I want to rush you
insistent like the sea
love me!
Kiss Me!
With innumerable green kisses.
Cover me with blue-silver-gray rain.
Wash the mud from my hands.
Lie in my arms.

I will rise and take all the worn shoes of lovers,
postmen, accountants and spies —
I will throw them into the sea
to tell their stories to the dead.
I will return with salts and fruit and fish
with white eager caresses
and red embraces—

I will leave my gifts spilled out on the table
as I rush you again,
Insistent sea,
Impatient ocean!


Written by Christopher Leibow

Every Room is a Dream (www.chrisleibow.wordpress.com)

Lead Love Birds: The poems of c.a. leibow (www.caleibow.wordpress.com)

This poem can be used for free.

Free Poems: Christmas Poem by Poetryman

Christmas Poem

Consecrating a Holy vessel for my eternal consciousness.
A renewed body and a refreshed mind.

Be thankful. Blessings unto you and yours.


Of Angel hugs and of love and laughter

and of happily ever after.


Of kind words and healing balms.

Of buzzing bees in the tall, green grasses.

Posted by Poetryman.

Poetry Publishing

Submit Poetry for Publication on this Blog

This is just a reminder that I am open to publishing the work of other poets on my blog.

I am especially looking for the following types of poems, (but any submissions are great):

Love Poems

Christmas Poems

Haiku Poems

Poetry for Kids

Funny Poems

Friendship Poems

Spiritual Poems

Birthday Poems

Father Poems

Mother Poems

Inspirational Poems

War Poems

Wedding Poems

Anniversary Poems

Graduation Poems

Baby Poems

Poems for special occassions (Mother's Day, Father's Day, Valentines Day, etc.)

If possible, it is best that your poem is available for some free use. But you are free to set the terms. You poem can be published on this blog, and/or I can link to your poem on your site or blog. (At some point in the future I may have another site set up with a space for poetry submissions, but for now we will use the blog for publications).

I am getting emails from people who are looking for these kinds of poems. While I have collected some stacks of poetry from my mother's basement and will publish them as time allows. But meanwhile I am happy to accept the work of other poets.

There are lots of people out there looking for a poem or two to color their lives. I think we do our jobs well as poets when we help to fill that space.

Free Poems: Written by My Mother

Free Poem Written for a Child

The poem was written about me, when I was four years old and my mother was the same age that I am now.

Resurrection

I bought an ice cream for my child.
She struggled to get off the stool.
But – conscious of
Her imperfection –
Asking, “Will you hold this please?”
She catalyzed
My resurrection.

In her mind the future sleeps.
All her talent lays in wait.
I’m her hope
Or her disaster;
As the symbol of her race.
As her teacher
Or her master.

Written by Cheryl Williams in 1979
in Bolinas, California

http://freepoemsonline.blogspot.com/

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This poem can be used for free if you follow the regular rules on this blog (including contacting me, Anna).

Free Love Poem: Twining, by Rhys Jones

Free Love Poem

Twining

By careful crafted, deep consideration,
From base to tip they intertwine to fashion
Forms unique to nature, man and art
Of separate roots whose stems grow as one part.

What force drives the subtle engineering
Of their ever constant sunward rambling,
Governs their complex co-ordination
To ungoverned nature's admiration?

Glad butterflies beating time, birds resting,
Trees too, longing that harmonious twining,
All see an act of higher creation
Ordered by omniscient compulsion;

But the Gardener knows this arduous pleasure
Is travail done with freedom and ardour.

by Rhys Jones

If you would like to use this poem for free, please contact Rhys. His MySpace page is here:

Rhys Jones Myspace

Love Poem I Found

Love Poem


I found a love poem I liked. I can't say it's being offerred for free, it's just something I found on a random search, but I thought people might like it:

Love Poem by Shakir Hasnain

Love Poem

Hag and I

I've received a link to a love poem from Shakir Hasnain! Please head over to The Crimson Flaw to read Hag and I.

This is a beautiful, almost epic poem with depth, bravery, personality, and individuality. This is what the poetry community needs. Thank you Shakir.

Free Love Poem: The Divorce

The Divorce

Keep safe distance.
Cite your claims.
Let the fog
Enshroud your shame.

Yield no whisper
Of remorse,
Give no sign
That you endorse

The fables of
The ancient wives,
Who kept their men
And lived their lives ..

The crossing bears
No one-way bar.
But shut your eyes,
And touch your scar,

Remember what
The madman said.
You just live once,
And then you're dead,

And happiness
Is all a myth,
The road ahead
Is clouded with

Monstrosities
Who can't be changed.
So label them.
They can be named.

The madman said
You can't repair
Your love or life ...
But you're aware

Deep down below
The cloud of cries,
That life holds hope
That these are lies ...

The choice is yours,
To live or burn,
To hear the lies
Or to return.


Written by Anna Williams at age 32

http://freepoemsonline.blogspot.com/
Free Poems

This free poem is a Found Poem, written per the prompt at stoney moss: Found Poetry.

The item used to find this poem was the DMV Driver's Manual.

Calling All Poets: Love Poems Wanted

This blog accepts poetry submissions as well.

If you have a love poem you would like to submit, please contact me either with a comment or by using the contact form. If your poem is accepted you will of course be named as the author, with a link to your site if you like.

Or if you would prefer to keep your poem on your own site, I can simply provide a link to your love poem.

If possible, there should be some possibility for your poem to be used for free (to follow the theme of this blog). On this, your terms are up to you.

Free Love Poem: You Breathe

You Breathe

You breathe at night.
It makes me smile.
You sing to me,
And for a while,

My heart feels calm,
My feelings clear;
The world seems simple,
When you're near.


Written by Anna Williams at age 32

http://freepoemsonline.blogspot.com

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Poetry Written at Age 8

Staring

Why do people stare?
Is it because they’re nosy,
Or is it because they’re not anywhere?
Are they really staring,
Or is something wrong with their eyes?
Maybe they’re just staring
Because they’re in surprise.
Do they know it’s rude to stare?
Do they think they saw a bear?
Or do they see a tiger or a lion?
I’m looking for the answer,
and I keep on tryin’.


Written by Anna Williams at age 8
Vermont, USA

http://freepoemsonline.blogspot.com
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Poetry Written at Age 10

Free Poems - Written at Age 10


The Tide

The early morning tide
Is low again,
Very low,
As if a giant sea monster came in the night
And gulped up half the harbor.
I often wish I could walk out there,
But I either don’t have the time,
Or the courage.


Written by Anna Williams at Age 10
Barnstable, Massachusetts
http://freepoemsonline.blogspot.com
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See Also:

A Friend
Riding My Bike

Free Love Poem or Friendship Poem: Promise

Free Love Poem or Friendship Poem

Promise

Dance with me inside a dream
Where red-tipped shadows play.
Sit with me beside a stream
Where silver birches sway

In that same breeze that breathes across
Black jagged mountain rock,
But if you feel compelled to tell
Me promises, don't talk.

Lie with me beneath the sky
While midnight wears away,
Watching shooting stars fly by...
Don't promise me you'll stay.

You speak to me of loyalty.
You say it will not die.
Perhaps you mean no treachery.
Perhaps you do not lie,

But twists in your tomorrows
Or the changes in the air
Can softly sink in sorrows
All the promises you swear...

A promise shines like glass, beneath
The white light of the moon,
And when it breaks, it cuts the heart,
And blood pours from the wound.

So seal your lips, and do not say
The words I've heard before --
That you will never go away...
For I can bear no more.

And if you cast me, like a cloak
Of diamond-woven light,
Into the boundless black expanse
Of the eternal night,

And eons later, if you find
And, in the dark, retrieve me,
This will be your choice. Not mine.
Don't say you'll never leave me.


Written by Anna Williams at Age 22
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Free Love Poem: Tashkurgan

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Tashkurgan

In the desert, in October,
All my thoughts were sane and sober.
When I met you it was over.
...You went away, before too long.

I left, the day you disappeared,
To the mountains, sharp and sheer,
Where the air was cold and clear...
I thought I'd lost you; thought you'd gone.

I recall I heard a sound,
You said my name, I turned around,
Long ago, the night you found me,
When you came to Tashkurgan.

I wrapped myself in your embrace,
And while you slept, I watched your face,
Wondering if this was the place
Where I could stay. Where I'd belong.

I recall the night I cried
Because the people said you lied,
And the quiet way you tried
To tell me that it wasn't true;

And in Gulmit, I spoke coldly.
I recall the things you told me.
That night you only came to hold me,
But I was afraid of you.

Days went by, the sky grew white,
You came to me no more at night,
I could not smile, I could not write.
Flames of pain within me burned.

I swore I would drown the embers.
I swore I would not remember.
And I left you, in December.
I swore I would not return.

I recall the things you said.
Your voice was harsh. Your heart was dead.
Songs of sadness filled my head,
And again I was alone.

Years have passed. I feel the same.
I recall the night you came
To Tashkurgan and said my name,
Long before you turned to stone.

In a distant desert town,
I sat on the dusty ground.
I was happy, till you found me,
And my eyes were bright and blue.

When my heart is filled with thunder
In the night, I sometimes wonder
How you tore my world asunder
...Why I still remember you.

Now I read these words you write,
And I lie awake at night,
Wondering if I ever might
Travel back to Tashkurgan.

I recall the day it started,
And the silent way we parted.
I swore I was not broken-hearted -
I imagine I was wrong.


Written by Anna Williams at Age 22
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Free Love Poem or Friendship Poem: Unlike

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Unlike

Unlike a lightless chasm,
No deep mystery to fathom.
What I may or may not feel
Is un-vital. Hardly real.
Yet you are. More than the rest.
I love you all. Or do my best.
In a world I longed to find
With all my blue moons left behind
On the far side of the earth.
- The stars, perhaps, have greater worth
Watched from that side of the sky -
If you could dream. If you could fly …
I wanted to believe you knew
Of love or tears. Or wanted to.
Perhaps you do. Or more than most.
Perhaps you pray beside my ghost.

A half a year before the dawn
Perhaps you, like a child, were drawn
To love, to motion, saving grace.
You saw a world within her face
And held an ocean in her eyes ?
Bathed in drama and disguise.
Yet feelings fade from touch in time.
Years are heavy; and heavier, crime.
They weigh upon a starving heart.
They tear your dreams and life apart
To scattered fragments rough as glass
And lie till innocence might pass
Like unclothed feet, unguarded, frail,
Un-callused … till there is a wail,
Beginning, very quietly
From deep within a cold anxiety …
Calluses can be acquired.
With leaps from canyons lit with fire.
And starving hearts learn not to be.
Drowning eyes learn not to see.

Young and strong and free at last
From pain. And growing far too fast,
Yet not too young to have a past.
I never speak about it here
I seldom voice a hidden fear
Or whisper to the quiet stars
Or weep for all that beauty mars
Or whistle by the amber mountains,
In search of purple salt-less fountains.
Listen far across the hills
And barefoot by the mountain rills
For a faint and distant sigh.
Torn by time, and death. And lies.
If you glance within your heart
You may tear your life apart.
You may justify your sin …
Search for angel dust within.
It may kill. It may heal.
The treasures of the sky grow real.
Break away mid earth and fire.
Give to glory’s deep desire.
In the frail moments of youth,
Every lie breathes unwashed truth.
Naught matters past reality,
Hard, correct and fancy-free.
You can sing false pleasure’s hue.
You can pierce me through and through.
Draw a blood drop from my eye,
Make me love you, make me cry …
Still I remain, as light friends tend,
Yet the same, unscathed, unbent,
But hardened for the next hard mile,
To the next unfamiliar smile,
And trust it not, as children would.
Though, God knows, how I wish I could.

For I am taught. And taught by thee.
Enlightened in reality.
With little left to do but pray
For the dim and distant day
When naught is yearned or questioned why
But the clouds who roam the sky.

Written by Anna Williams at Age 17
Prague, Czechoslovakia

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Free Love Poem: Fusion

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Fusion

Starlight, scientists have stated,
Is only glows, heat rays created
When two small unseen specks collide,
Becoming one. They haven't lied.
For you and I can see the truth
That stars are made of pure-breathed youth.
Two tiny heartbeats, yours and mine,
Merge, unite, and make the stars shine.

Written by Anna Williams at age 15

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Free Love Poem: Thinking of Me

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Thinking Of Me

I hung up the phone,
And then I went home,
Knowing you were still thinking of me;

I lay down for the night,
And I turned out the light,
But I knew you were thinking of me;

So I lit up a candle
Took a book from the mantle,
And I read of the Antarctic Sea;

And I tried to erase
The imprint of your face
From my tumbling and torn memory.

In the morning I woke.
In my mind your voice spoke,
And I wished you’d forget about me.

And the hours went by,
But as hard as I tried,
I couldn’t stop thinking of thee…

The streets filled with rain,
And I fought with the pain,
Why hadn’t you forgotten me?

The sky filled with thunder,
And I started to wonder,
If you really
Were thinking
Of me.

Written by Anna Williams at Age 26

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Free Love Poem or Friendship Poem: Box

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Box 

I found your photo
In a box.
It didn't move.
It didn't talk.
And every day,
I looked in vain,
And every day,
It stayed the same.
It didn’t answer me,
Or change.
The lines across
Your face remained
Exactly where
They'd been before.
I hung your picture
On a door,
I lay my memories
On the floor.
I put your picture
On the wall.
You didn't write.
You didn't call.
My stomach burned
My hope grew small.
I couldn't hear
Your voice at all.
And in my dreams
The letters came,
And when I woke
I heard your name.
But the picture
Stayed the same.


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Free Love Poem or Friendship Poem: Home

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This is another versatile poem. It was written as a friendship poem.



Home


Since I remember you,
Since I can see
A wind blows within you
That blows within me;

Since I still know you...
I finally found you.
A long time ago, you
Wore music around you.

Caught in a spell;
Trapped in time, tied
You've gone through hell
Since the first day we died.

Before the skies parted
And gave us our youth
To lose...and the world started
We knew the truth.

Life fell apart, and
We learned to forsake...
And made ourselves hearts
For each other to break.

Beauty abused now, but
Blackness ascends
I've grown confused
And forgotten my friends.

I recall when I lived
Only to roam.
All I knew then was I
Searched for my home.

Deep in the desert
Where I watched the sky,
Dancing blue waters
Were lies to my eyes.

Alone 'neath a star
Or asleep in a tree,
I was lost, faded, far...
Now I found you. I'm free.

Before the light faded
Remember the laughter,
The love we created,
Not the Disaster.

The worlds you made loved you,
And they will find you,
For they live within you
They don't lie behind you.

Written by Anna Williams at age 22

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Love Poem or Friendship Poem: Blue Roses

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This poem was not written as a love poem but as a friendship poem. However it could be used for either, if you don't know the story it is based on.


Blue Roses

Long before Autumn,
Long before June,
I sent you blue roses
Beneath a white moon.

Almost six years ago,
Under the sky,
I watched the stars
And I swallowed a sigh.

You spoke of sunshine
And laughter and life...
I remained red-eyed,
Saddened with strife.

The wind of your woes was
As much as I heard.
I sent you two roses
And whispered a word.

My life lived inside me
When your life was near.
And my heart faded
When yours disappeared.

There were spirits inside
Your eyes flickering like fire,
They would rise, and then die,
And then trembling, rise higher.

Alone in the morning,
I stood with the wind.
I stepped out inside me
And silently sinned.

I spoke into the sea.
I woke wondering why
I saw inside me
The whole thundering sky.

I turned, telling none,
Found the hills, flew away
Far from the sun,
And the brilliance of day.

Many years waited,
And I waited longer.
And yet, unabated,
The silence grows stronger.

And violence still flanks
Us for so many years,
Since we last sank
Into ashes and tears.

I try to remember
The sound of the snow
The smells of December
I knew long ago...

I try to see faces
I forsook too fast,
And to believe places
Of faraway pasts

Are not lost forever;
Forgotten, or wrong.
For I prayed I never
Would forget a song.

Six years ago I stood
Under the sky,
Within it no longer
I'd learned not to fly.
I watched you wilting
And tried not to cry.

If you wander, wondering,
After six years,
With all the world's thundering,
Wrapped in your tears,

And if you find me,
Hide deep inside me.
Try to remind me
Of what lives behind me.

If you should meet me
Someday again,
Death won't defeat me
Like it did then.

There's no one who knows us.
And when the dawn's done,
You send the roses,
And I'll send the sun.
Written by Anna Williams at age 22


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Love Poem "From Me"

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From Me

If you see a sunset, it's me, smiling
From behind it.
If I go away far, and you see a star
If you find it,
I'm inside it.
You can fold it, and hold it forever,
If you hide it.
If our words and worlds sever -- if ever
I lose you;
If two thousand light-years or seven
Confuse you;
Remember me. Here and in Heaven
I'll see you.
I'll be beguiling my filing, still smiling
To see you.
When mountains, magenta and molded
Turn red,
Like you said,
You'll find the feeling you folded
Not dead.
You'll steal the swirling sky, turning
With me.
You won't be bounded, but burning
And free.


Written by Anna Williams at age 22

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