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beard

In this modern age
Where manhood appears to be lost
There are still those who stand and defend
Who will not be deterred by insurmountable challenges
Those who will fiercely beard injustice
Who bristle at the thought of the weaker
Maligned by abominable oppressor
Possessing noble character
Soldiers of pure heart
Superheroes in mild-mannered disguise

» Posted By poetwarrior On 03.27.2017 @ 9:56 pm

resident

So long ago
You became a resident of my heart
The first time I saw you, 4th grade
I felt a longing inside I’d never known before
You were beautiful to me
Like a fairy tale, magic, mystery
The world changed for me that day
Then you moved away
The first time I felt my soul tortured
When I got home from school
Tossed myself upon my bed
Tears from an unknown river flowed
Years go by, rarely I think of you
Then 7th grade, you come back
And my heart knew immediately
From it, you’d never gone away
the enchantment, the hex, the spell
whatever sorcery you wielded
still my spirit you did compel
Yet time and fate cruelly repeating
Again, you departed
Where healing had begun
My spirit’s scab was torn away
My love bleeding, sorrow’s rain
Decades later, you still come to mind
On lonely nights when my feelings
Walk the hallways of their history
I pay a visit to your room in my heart
You’re still there

» Posted By poetwarrior On 03.26.2017 @ 9:51 pm

nonfiction

We conduct our lives in disguise
Acting out or telling lies
Crafting stories of how we’d like things to be
Truth crucifixion
Unrecognizable if we live nonfiction

» Posted By poetwarrior On 03.23.2017 @ 9:22 pm

influence

In your hands
Such enormous potential
Will it become a weapon you wield
Or transformed into a tool to build
You choose how to use this power
Dominate or direct
Pressure or promote
Will you be master or guide
The scale can tip either way
Our heart will determine the sway
Influence

» Posted By poetwarrior On 03.21.2017 @ 10:56 pm

cheated

trickster, trickster
why oh why
how devious the deception
tempting me with dreams of possibility
only to replace them with nightmares of futility
for what purpose was my hope cheated
a vicious game played by the fates
teasing a simple man
convincing him to to believe there could be joy, reverie
then drowning him in dismal drudgery

» Posted By poetwarrior On 03.20.2017 @ 8:51 pm

skater

Thin ice
My rink a dangerous world
I’ve always been a skater on the edge
My blades cutting like a razor
The finest line between reality and fantasy
Always performing for judges seen and unseen
I glide along with confidence and flair
Hoping to hide my flaws and insecurity
I never play it safe, doing just enough
I leap, I spin, my goal to win
To risk nothing, the greatest sin

» Posted By poetwarrior On 03.19.2017 @ 8:23 pm

contracts

cruelty squeezes
tightens its callous grip
my heart
hatred contracts
shrinking love’s capacity

» Posted By poetwarrior On 03.16.2017 @ 8:36 pm

footsteps

in the dark I hear them
footsteps
strolling through my mind
a stalker, watching me
studying me
planning his attack
i want to run away
think about something else
I wonder how my baseball team
…..he’s there
I need to make a to-do list
….he’s taking notes
That girl in the office is pretty
….he smiles an evil grin
Footsteps drawing closer
i can feel his breath on my neck
this lurking monster
sinister whisper
you are nothing
a waste of flesh
let me take your pain away
chills on my skin
frozen
struggling to move
muscles locked
now his malevolent laugh
straining, reaching
finally, turning the light on
illumination, he’s gone
i catch my breath
panic subsiding
now, to rest
lights off
….in the dark
i hear them

» Posted By poetwarrior On 03.14.2017 @ 9:35 pm

ingredients

you and me
ingredients
when mixed together
what do we make?
a bomb that destroys
exploding with such ferocity
laying waste to all that surrounds
shrapnel piercing the innocent
stay away!
nothing good can come from our uniting
emotional destruction, inciting

» Posted By poetwarrior On 03.13.2017 @ 8:52 pm

studying

forever the student
life has so much to teach us
in each moment a lesson
knowledge, a grain of truth
treasures that can make us wealthy
beyond our greatest imagination
only found though through conscious studying

» Posted By poetwarrior On 03.12.2017 @ 8:43 pm

Buddha

I have awakened from my slumber
My perceptions no longer clouded
Truth has been revealed
Which for so long had been shrouded
Dreams and illusions dead
Reborn to wisdom
Enlightenment shines down
Glorious rays or reality
I have become buddha
No longer confused nomad
Now sage upon saga

» Posted By poetwarrior On 03.09.2017 @ 1:58 am

moth

The plain, older sister
Overshadowed by the younger
Flitting vibrant butterfly
Who, resplendent in sunlight
Hears the oohs and aahs
While the eldest ignored
Dreams of love and romance
A moth chasing moonlight
Faith that someone might see
The beauty concealed inside

» Posted By poetwarrior On 03.06.2017 @ 11:03 pm

outdoors

I came in
i thought I wanted to be here
believed i found my home
now i see nothing but walls
barriers, containment
trapped, panicked
need to escape
searching frantically
where are the outdoors

» Posted By poetwarrior On 03.06.2017 @ 12:43 am

rattle

My voice
dark, somber tones
compelling, enticing
come a little closer
just a bit more
you’ll feel my bite
for my words
poisonous snake’s rattle

» Posted By poetwarrior On 03.05.2017 @ 9:06 pm

misled

Ms. Led
Beguiling deceiver
Beckoning finger
Come hither
She’ll lead you astray
With bewitching looks
And sensual sway
Be wise young man
Far away from her stay
Beauty of the night
Revealed as monster in morning’s light

» Posted By poetwarrior On 03.02.2017 @ 10:41 pm

rooftops

Dancing on the rooftops
Chimney sweeps chim chim cher-ee
Santa’s landing place
Children wait with glee
teenagers hiding place
to wish, to hope, to dream
launching pad for the despondent
final silent scream

» Posted By poetwarrior On 03.01.2017 @ 9:49 pm

steady

balancing on life’s wire
so tired
energy expenditure
legs shaking, pouring sweat
so easy to give up
free fall
dead before i hate the ground
steady!
keep walking
one step at a time

» Posted By poetwarrior On 02.26.2017 @ 11:53 pm

counselor

Listen to my plight
Hear my cry
Then speak to me a word
That upon lie’s darkness
Shines truth’s light
Counselor, oracle, sage
Bestow upon me wisdom
My fears and insecurities assuage

» Posted By poetwarrior On 02.23.2017 @ 9:59 pm

banter

Teasing tongues
Wicked wordplay
Beguiling banter throughout the day
As night comes the words cease
longing lips continue the playful tete a tete

» Posted By poetwarrior On 02.22.2017 @ 9:17 pm

concert

Concert
two hearts in harmony
playing the music of love
rhythm meeting rhythm
in our passionate symphony

» Posted By poetwarrior On 02.20.2017 @ 11:42 pm

true

is it?
who can tell
we lie to ourselves
we lie to others
truth is convenient
lies expedient
yet we seek it
the true
the pure
it is medicine
it is cure
but so hard to swallow

» Posted By poetwarrior On 02.19.2017 @ 8:46 pm

loss

Loss is not a fading flower
Whose beauty has faded
Petals withered
Left for nothing but decay
Loss is a seed to be planted
In the soil of our heart
To grow new hope
Blooming to perfection

» Posted By poetwarrior On 02.17.2017 @ 1:45 am

crumble

I may not have all the ingredients
To be your perfect pie
But I’ve got just enough
To be a decent crumble
So if you can be happy with something simple
Take a bite of me
I may not be much
But perhaps I can satisfy

» Posted By poetwarrior On 02.14.2017 @ 9:31 pm

pawn

I am a pawn in this game of love
a hostage of the heart
move me, use me, sacrifice me
i submit myself to you
whatever it takes to win the game
i am yours
i do not detest the role i play
i am a willing slave
into the war i happily go
to see love win the day

» Posted By poetwarrior On 02.12.2017 @ 9:39 pm

guidance

which way do I go
fork in the road
where do i look for guidance
i can reflect back on my experience
i might ask others who are further along than me
i might bend my knee and beseech the sky
i might study, i might plan
in the end does it matter?
for either way I choose
i may win something
i may lose
if fate brings us to our ultimate end
the path matters not
for paths are shifting sands
so i tred on with no fear
the end doesn’t need to be clear
just keep going

» Posted By poetwarrior On 02.08.2017 @ 8:57 pm

educated

educated
i’m smarter than you
my i.q. is paramount
it is my god
i am it’s lord
cerebral spirit
my trinity
I rule from on high
you mean nothing to me
a pawn, a tool,
an ant to my eye
insignificant
doesn’t matter if you live
probably better if you die
save the oxygen for the rest of us
after all, what can you add

» Posted By poetwarrior On 02.07.2017 @ 10:41 pm

repay

you loved my so deeply
you invested yourself in me
i failed, i betrayed
i through it all away
and now how do I repay
the debt i owe to you?
For I am indebted for more
than just that which you gave
I am on the hook for the damages
interest compiled at a rate beyond my means
there is no way i can make restitution
eternal indebtedness
best write me off as a bad investment

» Posted By poetwarrior On 02.06.2017 @ 10:13 pm

longing

Penetrated by insidious itch
Scratching cannot subdue
afflicting ache of emotional grief, debilitating
no painkiller can vanquish
Soul aflame, longing’s inferno
Unable to suppress the burn
Life threatened by love’s sickness
Perilously, for you I yearn

» Posted By poetwarrior On 02.02.2017 @ 11:56 pm

tricked

it’s halloween in my heart
i’ve been pranked
my soul has been tricked
she knocked on my door
i wasn’t prepared
I had nothing to give
so she pretended to love me
I was bewitched and beguiled
then she removed her mask
after i was hypnotized and smitten
exposing the lie she had hidden
her reality horrified
and all love within me died

» Posted By poetwarrior On 02.01.2017 @ 9:25 pm

territory

staking my claim
i have wandered into the wilderness of her heart
exploring the wild and wonderful domain
and all i have seen has compelled me
her spirit to obtain
I shall make her my country
I will defend her to my dying breath
From the bounty of her soul
I shall live and find my peace
No longer a restless wanderer
I have found my home

» Posted By poetwarrior On 01.31.2017 @ 12:51 am

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