The Fateful Climb

Oh how I try to understand
The chaos clinging to my hand
Past mistakes made
Slowly past memories fade
Wondering where now will I land
Will it be smack flat on my face
Or strong, proud, and full of grace
Only the higher power knows
What in life comes and goes
Yet, I continue to pray for my peaceful place
All the drama, tears, and high stakes
Holding close to stop feeling the shakes
Of the demons inside trying to escape
Lock up the cell, apply the duct tape
Losing control; quickly stomping the brakes
Praying for the sliding to stop
In the devil’s valley, looking up to the mountain top
The journey seems so long and hard
with my heart and soul already scarred
I keep climbing through the muck and slop
Continue to keep my chin up
Counting the blessings that fill my cup
That allows me to smile,
Take time, lay back and relax for awhile
Before my mind becomes corrupt
Knowing the hard work pays off in time
Quit thinking and finish the climb
Stumbling and tripping
Determined and fiercely gripping
Anxious to see my realities with such sublime.
 

Todays poetry contest entry was written by Allie

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If Only I Could Walk On Water

I used to live on a ship
Looking down at the water below
At a world that I wasn’t apart of
A world different from my own
For 15, nearly 16 years I stayed on the ship
During year 14 I finally acted
That year I packed my belongings
And by year 15 I started to climb off the ship
But I forgot to take into account that I could not swim
Which made it impossible to be in the water
No one on the ship would teach me
It was better that I stay abroad
Just looking down longingly at a world I couldn’t be apart of
I didn’t want any part of my world
I did at first, for a long time
But things are different now
Maybe one day I’ll be able to leave the ship
Though I’m not sure if I’ll be able to swim with the others
I wonder if I could walk on water
And tread on a thin and invisible line
A line that separates my world from their world
It’s not like I exactly fit in with both
The people on the ship wonder why I care so much for the ones underwater
And I don’t know why I do
But I care about them deeply and defend everything they do
And sometimes I feel hypocritical of it
I lived my whole life on a ship
Breathing air, my skin never getting wet
I want something more
But I’m too afraid to fully dive in
That’s why I hope that maybe
I could walk on water
And exist in a place
That allows me to stay apart of my old world
And be close to theirs
 

Todays poetry contest entry was written by Janice Basile

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My Heart

I think rules are dumb
I just wanna have fun
I don’t like to listen what people say
but I have to everyday
life is not fair
but I don’t care
people who annoy me I’ll give them the stare
the teachers nag me all the time
it’s not like I did a serious crime
we get in trouble for stupid things
teachers get away when their phones ring
teachers need to be taught a lesson
so they should also get detention
teachers need to stop being bullies
or we will throw them down a gully
 

Todays poetry contest entry was written by Funny

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A Cafe Window

everyone who passes
the blur of wheezing cars
and the somehow sleepy
scent of coffee
your ink
stained hands
and your still
empty notebook
does the moment mean
anything
to them, like it does
to you
 

Todays poetry contest submission was written by Rachel Braver

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As The Wind Blows

You don’t want to know the truth that you want to leave behind
The Little girl, you thought you knew, has buried all her lies
Over time that wind will blow, uncovering her fate
And she’ll see the damage she has done when it’s too late.

Step by step she reassures the steps that she is taking
And step by step she will soon see the world around her shaping

As the ground caves in and your heart breaks
There is no more you can do
As the ground caves in and your heart aches
Now the world is shaping you

You don’t want to know the truth that you want to live inside
The Little world you thought you knew has buried all you’re lies
Over time that wind will blow, uncovering your fate
And you’ll see the damage we have done when it’s too late

You don’t want to know the truth that you want to leave behind
still, its out there somewhere for someone else to find
As the wind blows
 

Todays poetry contest entry was written by Crystal Hereid.

 

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False Growth

If I can’t figure it out
Either can anyone else
Acting like you know me
I don’t even know myself
The reflection doesn’t reflect
staring at the shell
That was shed
From it no butterfly springs
Stuck flightless
I grew no wings
Yet change is over time
I knew I only grew in my mind
Leaving all regrets behind
to save me
May I have a new soul
This one getting old
Is up for the taking
And I must keep from becoming tin
Through the pain
that I’ve been
Mistakes I’ve gained
And corrections I’ve made
New perspective I see
As though I’m not looking through me
Only every one else
Standing outside of myself
I can’t understand
What’s inside
Running from me
Tryna hide
I give up chasing
Just to hard to find
I don’t know where I misplaced me
 

Todays poetry contest entry was written by Clowa Bingham-doe.

 

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The Bear

Earning my trust, He never has lied
Drying my tears whenever I cry
When I’m misunderstood and have a bad day
He’s the only true friend with whom I will play
Whatever the problem I have nothing to hide
from the comforting presence to whom I confide
Beneath the bed blankets holding each other tight
My soother of fears in the darkness of night
A child’s companion to which none can compare
A friendship that’s built on love and much care
The comrade of youth is showing years wear
Never to complain of adventures we share
Faithful and true until innocence dies
With two fuzzy ears and black button eyes
The coming of tomorrow is given no thought
Knowing when I grow up he’ll be forgot
A bond broken in time. It doesn’t seem fair
for all the support of this brave little bear
My loyal protector until I am ready
A childhood anchor we all know as Teddy
 

Todays poetry contest submission was written by Billy Campbell.

 

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