Save Yourself

You were brought to salvation
On the side of a mountain,
Laid down with fever
You wept for your dry hands.

Your tears cut rivers and rivers
Down the churning ice,
You fell into the forgiveness
Of the light of your own creation
And the stream flushed vivid as you fled downward,
Downward,
Into a meadow you had planted yourself
Many years ago.

Didn’t I tell you
To be your own savior?
 

Todays poetry contest entry was written by Izzy.

 

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Parting

I will not say goodbye with tears
nor whispered litany of sorrows
I will not grieve for yesteryears
departed dreams and lost tomorrows

I will not cast the seeds of blame
to late the sparks of discontent
Too late to fan extinguished flames
and resurrect our loves descent

Instead a toast, a fond farewell
” May happiness be waiting there
and take us on it’s carousel
beyond our dreams, beyond compare”.

And yet if fortunes somehow fail
should we look back and wonder why?
The love I have will still prevail
I will not ever say goodbye!
 

Todays poetry contest entry was written by Howard Schifter.

 

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Hero

His birth our gift, he grew and played,
He made us smile everyday.
We are so proud, our little boy,
Smart, sweet and cute, a constent joy.
Grows up so fast, years running by,
A young man looks us in the eye.
It’s high school graduation day,
Wasn’t kindergarten yesterday?
A soldier now, for peace he fights,
Protecting all men’s human rights.
So young, so brave, thought here to stay,
Too quick, too soon, he’s gone away.
Now hearts and homes feel very odd,
While another Hero walks with God.
 

Todays poetry contest entry was written by Kat E Peluso.

 

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In This Fall

In this fall
The time retracts slowly

The wind comes from all corners
Makes it long life

Message written on flowers
Fades along this fall

But the wind brings their smells
Spreads away to the entire life

When the slowest motion
Reachs the final line

The old message
Lives in the deepest hearts

Brings peace to this rest
 

Todays poetry contest entry was written by Co.

 

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Your Love

Let that love flow like a river.
Never let it end like December.
I need it yes it is mine forever.

My heart longs for you,
my soul dies for you,
my eyes cry for you,
I love you.

Life is beautiful,
When you find love.
When you find,
the person you are meant to be with;
with you.
 

Todays poetry contest entry was written by Tatxie.

 

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Dear Mom

Dear Mom

I remembered when I was a young girl, and that puberty time
came.

I didn’t know what to do, I cried, and cried because I was
ashamed.
ashamed of not knowing what to expect, ashamed of not knowing

what to do. Mom all I wanted and needed was you.
But you wasn’t there!
Dear mom, I had to go through that all alone.
I didn’t understand why you was gone.
I needed you so bad throughout my life, it feel like I have been
stabbed with a knife because part of me is in pieces that are hard

to put back together.
Because without you mom my life have change forever.
Constantly, I find myself wanted to talk to you, laugh with you,
and even cry with you.
Dear mom, you just don’t have a clue of what I went through.
Because you wasn’t there!
So, ask me do I care! Yes I do, because you are still my mom
and I love you!
 

Todays poetry contest entry was written by Kenyetta Crutchfield.

 

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