My Love

My love is like a light
shining so gracefully
and ever so bright
why do it shine so
much you say maybe
because of that smile
each and every day my
love is pure as the driven
snow no matter what it will
begin to show I knew I was
in love from the moment that
we met I just didn’t know how
to tell you yet because your
beauty made me so nervous I
kinda felt like I was unworthy
My love is a candle just burning
for desire me and you together
that’ll only take us higher
so believe me when i say my
love last forever so long as
you don’t break my heart we can
make it through any weather.
 

Todays poetry contest entry was written by DJ.

 

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I Will Fall

I want to fall into the tears
of god
and rest beneath his salty cries.

Don’t wake me.
I rather die
while in the midst of beauty
in the midst of power
the midst of cleansing.

Push me away
into the middle of the
open cries of life.

His hand will raise me up.
And as I look down, I will
see the reflections of the skies and the heavens,
not believing until
I look above and see the same.
Light be bright
and blind my human eye
as I am carried outside.

I want to fall into the tears of god.
But he has yet to cry out my name.
So I stand
in the water, the tears that he has cried
for all the others who have fallen
and have been carried;
and wait
until he cries out my name
and then, I will fall.
 

Todays poetry contest entry was written by Joyce May..

 

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I Got A Daughter, You Got A Family

It took weeks, months and years before the end
Counting down the days until we were able to hold you
On day one we were just excited to have a daughter
Half way through the journey, you melted everybody’s hearts
On the final day we vowed; we would never leave you
Little did we know, you became our everything
Throughout the long journey; we both had many milestones
You had your first haircut, we had our first home study
You had a file ready for a family, we were that family
You had your first birthday, we had our first glimpse of our daughter
I got a daughter, you got a family
A picture of you at six months; we received in a red envelope
With a line for acceptance and an explanation for decline
We knew that you were the one meant to be
As you grew with time, we grew impatiently
The days grew into months and the months turned into years
Frustrated and anxious, we knew it was all worth it
A nursery with painted flowers and crib with no baby
I so badly wanted to hold you, rock you and express how much you are loved
Not even knowing who you are, I have loved you, and will always love you
Finally a surprise envelope with Chinese characters written all through it
But the only thing that mattered was the date to come get you
March, I remember that March so clearly
That was the month we traveled out of the country to a foreign land
I was worried that you wouldn’t love me, you were worried about leaving
Everything you have ever known was being taken away from you
Having to build trust again was the hardest thing to do
But the only thing I wanted you to know was how much I love you
“Gotcha Day” where I meet you and you meet me
It’s where families meet their babies for the first time
It’s where woman and men become mother and father
It’s where you start a new chapter, and become a U.S citizen
It’s where you leave everything to become a family
It’s where achievements, milestones, and birthdays happen
I so bad wanted to carry you, to have that nine months of bonding
But God chose this path for me to take
And in the end
I got a daughter, and you got a family
 

Todays poetry contest entry was written by Tatyana..

 

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Lost In Your Eyes

Lost in a stare
Her truth and my lies
Lost in her care
As heat starts to rise
Lost in the pain
She tries to disguise
When I tried to run
Then she tried to hide
Lost in her smile
Like rays of sunshine
Lost in her heart
So blessed that she’s mine
Lost in your fears
In each tear she cries
I’m lost in her stare
Got lost in her eyes
 

Todays poetry contest entry was written by Love Jones Jr..

 

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True Significance

All my life, they kept telling me
That I will never be a better me
And that I would always come in last
Like the letter z

And no one will ever remember me
Because there is apparently
Nothing special about me
Those words hurt deep

And even knocked me off my feet
But I always landed on my knees
Saying that you are all that I need

That would give me enough strength
To stand back on my feet
And continue to take the heat
From those who couldn’t quite see
The plans He had for me

That I was specifically designed
To be significantly
Different from all those around me

When I was rejected continuously
By those who didn’t quite understand me
I would pick up a pen and pad quickly
To help ease the pain deep down inside me

Now I get to do what I never dreamed
Use a sweet sixteen to reach those just like me
Who experienced a lot of negativity
Because you were definitely designed differently

And for those who feel like they will
Never come in first like the letter B
Just remember you were designed uniquely
By the one who spoke and the world came to be
Not to mention He loves you deeply

I know it hurts deep when others say
You’ll never be worth anything
But instead of taking heed and taking a knee
Remember others’ opinions don’t define who
You were called to be
 

Todays poetry contest entry was written by Kevin Richardson.

 

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Trying

I love him as much as I love me.
I watch him with hopeful eyes.
Wishing one day to be just as he,
But I know that anything I do will only receive disappointed sighs.

He slightly smiles at what I believe I do best,
All doubtfulness flees my body,
I am sure he will finally be at rest,
But all he does is say how my work was shoddy.

To think that that almost smile built up all that confidence,
Once again, to have it torn down,
My effort was coming in an abundance,
Yet I still say I will try harder, only to receive a frown.

I paint a smile on my face,
But I can’t help the lone tear that streaks my cheek.
I should have known this would be just like the other days.
Shouldn’t I already be used to the usual critique?

No matter how hard I am trying, one look will have me unnerved.
For him I’m the epitome of imperfection.
For him the others will always have a special part of his heart reserved.
Can’t he see that I’m vying for his affection.
 

Todays poetry contest submission was written by Leslie Roman.

 

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Never Wanted To Say Good-bye

Looking through these old photos
Of my mamaw and pap
I can see how much they loved me
As I sat on their lap

There were holes
In the wall, in the background
But there was always love
In that home, in the foreground

Oh, there’s more to these pictures
Than what meets the eye
Moments that weren’t captured here
And how I never wanted to say good-bye

I’ll never forget sitting down the drive
With that old man on that stone
It’s where he’d sneak his beer
And we were alone

As we’d wait for the mail
I’d hear every tale
Yeah, I’ll always remember that time
And those memories will always be mine

I recall my time with mamaw
Like going to the movies and such
We did a lot together
Even though she didn’t have much

She’d speak of her past
The life she rushed in so fast
But said she wouldn’t change a thing
From her six kids to her diamond ring

I never thought I’d have to say good-bye
Till this day I still cry
Oh, there’s more to these pictures
Than what meets the eye
And how I never wanted to say good-bye
 

Todays poetry contest submission was written by Candy_83baby.

 

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