Castles

I build castles in the air,
But when dawn breaks
My dreams are scattered with the sun’s rays,
And the fortress has fallen.
Yet with day there comes night:
A chance to rebuild the walls
And mark the highest turret with my name.
So are my castles in the air;
But dawn breaks again,
My dreams are scattered with the sun’s rays,
And the fortress has fallen.
 

Todays poetry contest submission was written by Katherine Parker.

 

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Message

I don’t know how heavy all your baggage is,
But I know that I am strong.
Even though it has expanded like a sponge when wet
I have learned to fit mine all into this bottle.
There will always be enough room for the two of us.

I had always tried to follow the light in a cave.
But I knew I could find you only if I went up river.
Pennies sink, but honest-rail-splitting Abe knows that wood always floats,
My massive construct over your pocketable tokens.
We watched your wishes sink as they watched us sail past.

You let the water carry us as I tried to pave our way out.
Sailing downstream too fast or flying too close to the sun
Inventions are never as indestructible as people are violent.
The thirsty gasp for water as the drowning choke for air
And nothing in the world could have anchored me like you.

I don’t know if I will have a quick death or a long survival
All I can be sure of is that you will need my saving.
With your arms full of your past you made me forget my future.
So I let my bottled message float to a different kind of shore
And prayed you had wished that our perseverance would be sure.
 

Todays poetry contest submission was written by Macy Griffin.

 

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Don’t Judge Me

Life hasn’t been exactly fair,
when you’re different, people tend to stare.

So misunderstood and not given a fair shake,
your outer appearance elicits cruel judgment which is difficult to take.

To this world I have so much to give,
I am a spirited, kind heart-ed, intelligent person who just want to live.

Don’t be so quick to step on my pride,
in an effort to elevate yourself and disguise the insecurity inside.

Those who judge others are weak and afraid,
they feel the need to project feelings that are hidden in shade.

Except and honor who you see,
embrace…, but don’t judge me!
 

Todays poetry contest submission was written by Anita Williams.

 

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Betrayal Hurt And Lies

Betrayal, Hurt, Lies
Your betrayal hurt when I needed you in the time of need,
They say looks are deceiving; well your look did deceive,
Your lies were hurtful but I got the last laugh,
You think you’re hurting me, please, you’re in my past
Your lies cut deep wounds like a butcher knife,
Hurts worst in my trials and tribulation when I needed you in my life,
Your heart it hurt but God will judge,
I refuse to do so; I’ll just leave it to the man above
While you laughed I cried now it vice versa,
You thought I was sick but look who’s looking for a cure,
You turned your back and hurt me with words,
And thought you could take my life, you got the nerves,
My will to say is you had the laugh once upon a time,
Something you should know the future is mine, …
 

Todays poetry contest submission was written by Jasminn Dow.

 

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Does Heaven Have A Number

Does heaven have a phone number?
Mommy went to heaven,
but I need her here today.
My tummy hurts and I fell down;
I need her right away.

Operator, can you tell me
how to find her in this book?
Is heaven in the yellow part?
I don’t know where to look.

I think my daddy needs her too,
at night I hear him cry.
I hear him call her name sometimes,
but I really don’t know why.

Maybe if I call her,
she will hurry home to me.
Is heaven very far away?
Is it across the sea?

She’s been gone a long, long time-
she needs to come home now!
I really need to reach her.
I simply don’t know how.

Help me find the number, please.
Is it listed under “heaven”?
I can’t read these big, big words;
I am only seven.

I’m sorry, operator,
I didn’t mean to make you cry.
Is your tummy hurting too–
or is there something in your eye?

If I call my church
maybe they will know.
Mommy said when we need help
that’s where we should go.

I found the number to my church
tacked up on the wall.
Thank you, operator
I’ll give them a call.…
 

Todays poetry contest submission was written by Decko Keith.

 

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New Life

Before you plunge into your first expectant breathe
And fingers search to touch before you see the light,
When muffled sounds pass through your watery world
With swirling shadows teasing your young defining sight.
You are my life.

You hear each soft tune and gentle song I sing
Then feel my warmth of hand that longs to touch,
And with each turn and kick within, I feel
that no one else has ever felt this love so much.
Yes, you are my life.

We both wait to see what life will hold
As you loiter in the coziness of me
But no matter what the future will unfold
I’ll keep you safe and warm for as long as you will be.
That is our life. …
 

Todays poetry contest submission was written by C. Schelle.

 

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Forgive: A Haunting

I know my Fathers’ wounds

bestowed upon me

in life til’ death

as deep as the stars weep

an eternity of tears

Wounds cutting so profoundly…

as to leave the

cares of his earthly

pain upon me

A reason for my

restlessness

I must believe

that peace and healing

will come only in an

understanding forgiveness

of a soul in agony…

if he so readily beseeches

If I forgive…

will I then taste the

sweet stillness

of harmony between me

and my Fathers’

spirit…

of his mournful contrition?

To time I shall leave this burden

of tortured memories…

and revisit them not
 

Todays poetry contest submission was written by Eileen Carry.

 

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