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Poets Needed: Let's Write a Poem Together, Verse by Verse!

  1. WordWielder profile image61
    WordWielderposted 6 years ago

    If you are a published poet, an aspiring poet or have never tried to write a poem but at least enjoy poetry- then WE NEED YOU!  Here's your chance to both express and explore your creative juices in a rhyme, a line and a verse. 

    This is a fun, collaborative activity where a little effort from each individual in the group goes a long way in making for an interesting, exciting read.  Let's make it simple and fun. 

    The rules are simple, for each post write only two lines (verses) that rhyme.  The person who writes the next post (it can be the same person) they also will write two lines that rhyme but they must make the next set of rhyming lines or verses different from that of the preceeding lines.   I'll start to give it a sense of structure:

    "There's a vast and endless universe that mirrors the divine,
    In your eyes are treasures beyond worth that mere words can't define."

    1. Julie2 profile image60
      Julie2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Visions of you departing torments my lost soul
      A yearning for love leaves me out of control

    2. misscoles profile image59
      misscolesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      But it takes too long to realize
      It's just an illusion before your eyes

  2. Pearldiver profile image87
    Pearldiverposted 6 years ago

    But you always seem to only open your mouth to change feet..
    So my dear, it's time, it's time that I press..... DELETE!

  3. Cracknutcase profile image77
    Cracknutcaseposted 6 years ago

    Darkness has become an integral part of my life.
    The things you've done to hurt me, pricks me like a sharp knife.

    1. Freya Cesare profile image76
      Freya Cesareposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Go away! Never again I wish you to stay
      To forget all about you is the only thing I will ask now in every pray

      1. Druid Dude profile image60
        Druid Dudeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        And if my words should leave you in doubt,
        don't let the door hit you on your way out.

  4. 2uesday profile image85
    2uesdayposted 6 years ago

    And as I leave at the dawn of the day
        I look not over my shoulder, nor yet rue the day.

  5. saleheensblog profile image61
    saleheensblogposted 6 years ago

    On the golden wings of time I move on
    Your memory only adds another shade of red in my crayon.

    1. Julie2 profile image60
      Julie2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      The fire pit has been lit, the flames are rising higher
      Your clothes sure are flammable, thanks for being such a liar

  6. 2uesday profile image85
    2uesdayposted 6 years ago

    It is the color of the setting sun
    that casts golden shadows as I run

    1. The Suburban Poet profile image82
      The Suburban Poetposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Which lengthen as the days turn to nights
      As your memory has dimmed the city lights

  7. ediggity profile image61
    ediggityposted 6 years ago

    The brightness blinds my darkest fear

    Securing hope for the New Year

    1. saleheensblog profile image61
      saleheensblogposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Past gets lost in the oblivion
      I come out in the road as the new sun is on.

  8. saleheensblog profile image61
    saleheensblogposted 6 years ago

    The blue mighty earth turns dark
    With moon appear I get moonstruck.

  9. prairieprincess profile image95
    prairieprincessposted 6 years ago

    Is there hope yet for this lost and wandering soul,
    Is there love left for one so out of control?

    1. couturepopcafe profile image60
      couturepopcafeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      So begs the question, ever deep, with chilling melting fear.
      Will I release the old heartbreak or relive the last New Year?

      1. couturepopcafe profile image60
        couturepopcafeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I'll drink a cup of kindness yet for days of auld lang syne
        and smile into that universe that mirrors the divine.

  10. prairieprincess profile image95
    prairieprincessposted 6 years ago

    I'll smile in spite of heartbreak, and grin instead of cry,
    And sometime after midnight, I'll put my face towards the sky,

  11. prairieprincess profile image95
    prairieprincessposted 6 years ago

    And say that life's worth living, and I don't wanna die,
    And give the wings for hope to live, and begin again to try.

  12. Pearldiver profile image87
    Pearldiverposted 6 years ago

    Oh Please... get a grip, stop bleating; it's only snow
    Don't you understand that DELETE means.. Cya! - So Go!

    1. getitrite profile image80
      getitriteposted 6 years ago

      for tomorrow if I put my feet upon the floor
      success in contentment, I will chance to restore.

      1. The Suburban Poet profile image82
        The Suburban Poetposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Upon another year I close the door
        And wonder "could it have been more?"

    2. ajetayo profile image59
      ajetayoposted 6 years ago

      The clouds are coming together to form the new year
      distant whispers of melody and prayers I hear

      what else do you want me to say my dear
      the story tells how much i yearn to hold you near

      1. ajetayo profile image59
        ajetayoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        oh....Didn't know it has to be two lines
        I got carried away by the rhymes

    3. saleheensblog profile image61
      saleheensblogposted 6 years ago

      Accepting the rhyme of life a new turn is to take
      Last night I dreamt someone inviting my company on a horse-back

      1. miss sugars profile image61
        miss sugarsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I saddled the horse, and fled the memory of you
        I rode deep into the night, into the dark, dark, blue

    4. Rafini profile image87
      Rafiniposted 6 years ago

      Intercepting fate, spiral down, down
      Bright as a star, horses and clowns

    5. Adela Rasta profile image61
      Adela Rastaposted 6 years ago

      pass our way as we travel through towns,
      over hills, fields and green hilly downs.

    6. Adela Rasta profile image61
      Adela Rastaposted 6 years ago

      Fate spirals us down to the darkest of night,
      But joy comes to me with the dawn's morning light.

    7. Jaggedfrost profile image85
      Jaggedfrostposted 6 years ago

      and makes me wonder if I took a part
      in the time and moments of my broken heart.

    8. Jaggedfrost profile image85
      Jaggedfrostposted 6 years ago

      As I face the clock
      after midnight was struck.

    9. Jaggedfrost profile image85
      Jaggedfrostposted 6 years ago

      I found that I the same as before
      might not learn from you or the door

    10. Jaggedfrost profile image85
      Jaggedfrostposted 6 years ago

      It might in fact hit me too
      it would be a shame to rue

    11. Jaggedfrost profile image85
      Jaggedfrostposted 6 years ago

      and find only another you in my bed,
      I turn a new leaf today, enough said.

      1. Cracknutcase profile image77
        Cracknutcaseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Yeah You heard me right- enough said and done,
        Now I m gonna let go and have my share of fun!

    12. ediggity profile image61
      ediggityposted 6 years ago

      A golden flask with bitter rum my heavy eyelids closing

      I sit upon a wicker chair sulking in the vision

    13. 2uesday profile image85
      2uesdayposted 6 years ago

      I dream of lakes deep and blue, ships with red sails that billow
      then I awake and remembering you,tears shed on my pillow.

      1. The Suburban Poet profile image82
        The Suburban Poetposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        As the dawn of promise rouses from its sleepy state
        The memory of loss remains a stain upon my fate

    14. 2uesday profile image85
      2uesdayposted 6 years ago

      How deeply I now regret, that I cast my fortunes into the hands of fate.
      In future twice I will think, before venturing thro' the  garden    gate.

      1. The Suburban Poet profile image82
        The Suburban Poetposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Why do I forget regret never sleeps
        And give myself away while heart weeps

    15. 2uesday profile image85
      2uesdayposted 6 years ago

      Tis a melancholy time of year
        When every poet sheds a tear.

      1. The Suburban Poet profile image82
        The Suburban Poetposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        And yet the beautiful day does not care
        Reminding me to love again if I dare

        1. marilan profile image59
          marilanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Beckoning me forward if I would
          Wondering, still, if I should.

    16. 2uesday profile image85
      2uesdayposted 6 years ago

      But those who hesitate are lost
      Best decide now, later weigh the cost.

    17. saleheensblog profile image61
      saleheensblogposted 6 years ago

      Who can live without a dream
      In a towards death life stream!!

    18. 2uesday profile image85
      2uesdayposted 6 years ago

      Never live without dreams, be they castle in the air
        or hopes that time will steal away our cares.

    19. barryrutherford profile image31
      barryrutherfordposted 6 years ago

      For our dreams be like beacons of light in darkness

      That steer us safely through the torment of troubled waters

    20. ediggity profile image61
      ediggityposted 6 years ago

      The steady keel of confidence

      comforts sons and daughters

    21. ediggity profile image61
      ediggityposted 6 years ago

      Here is the poem so far:

      "There's a vast and endless universe that mirrors the divine,
      In your eyes are treasures beyond worth that mere words can't define."
      But you always seem to only open your mouth to change feet..
      So my dear, it's time, it's time that I press..... DELETE!
      Darkness has become an integral part of my life.
      The things you've done to hurt me, pricks me like a sharp knife.
      Go away! Never again I wish you to stay
      To forget all about you is the only thing I will ask now in every pray
      And if my words should leave you in doubt,
      don't let the door hit you on your way out.
      And as I leave at the dawn of the day
          I look not over my shoulder, nor yet rue the day.
      On the golden wings of time I move on
Your memory only adds another shade of red in my crayon.
      It is the color of the setting sun
      that casts golden shadows as I run
      The fire pit has been lit, the flames are rising higher
      Your clothes sure are flammable, thanks for being such a liar
      Which lengthen as the days turn to nights
As your memory has dimmed the city lights
      The brightness blinds my darkest fear
      Securing hope for the New Year
      The blue mighty earth turns dark
      With moon appear I get moonstruck.
      Past gets lost in the oblivion
      I come out in the road as the new sun is on.
      Is there hope yet for this lost and wandering soul,
Is there love left for one so out of control?
      So begs the question, ever deep, with chilling melting fear.
Will I release the old heartbreak or relive the last New Year?
      I'll drink a cup of kindness yet for days of auld lang syne
and smile into that universe that mirrors the divine.
      I'll smile in spite of heartbreak, and grin instead of cry, 
And sometime after midnight, I'll put my face towards the sky,
      And say that life's worth living, and I don't wanna die,
And give the wings for hope to live, and begin again to try.
      Oh Please... get a grip, stop bleating; it's only snow
      Don't you understand that DELETE means.. Cya! - So Go!
      for tomorrow if I put my feet upon the floor
      success in contentment, I will chance to restore.
      Upon another year I close the door
And wonder "could it have been more?"
      The clouds are coming together to form the new year
      distant whispers of melody and prayers I hear
      what else do you want me to say my dear
      the story tells how much i yearn to hold you near
      oh....Didn't know it has to be two lines
      I got carried away by the rhymes
      Accepting the rhyme of life a new turn is to take
      Last night I dreamt someone inviting my company on a horse-back
      I saddled the horse, and fled the memory of you
      I rode deep into the night, into the dark, dark, blue
      Intercepting fate, spiral down, down
      Bright as a star, horses and clowns
      pass our way as we travel through towns,
      over hills, fields and green hilly downs.
      Fate spirals us down to the darkest of night,
      But joy comes to me with the dawn's morning light.
      and makes me wonder if I took a part
      in the time and moments of my broken heart.
      As I face the clock
      after midnight was struck.
      I found that I the same as before
      might not learn from you or the door
      It might in fact hit me too
      it would be a shame to rue
      and find only another you in my bed,
      I turn a new leaf today, enough said.
      Yeah You heard me right- enough said and done,
Now I m gonna let go and have my share of fun!
      A golden flask with bitter rum my heavy eyelids closing
      I sit upon a wicker chair sulking in the vision
      I dream of lakes deep and blue, ships with red sails that billow
      then I awake and remembering you,tears shed on my pillow.
      As the dawn of promise rouses from its sleepy state
      The memory of loss remains a stain upon my fate
      How deeply I now regret, that I cast my fortunes into the hands of fate.
      In future twice I will think, before venturing thro' the  garden    gate.
      Why do I forget regret never sleeps
      And give myself away while heart weeps
      Tis a melancholy time of year
 When every poet sheds a tear.
      And yet the beautiful day does not care
      Reminding me to love again if I dare
      Beckoning me forward if I would
      Wondering, still, if I should.
      But those who hesitate are lost
      Best decide now, later weigh the cost.
      Who can live without a dream
      In a towards death life stream!!
      Never live without dreams, be they castle in the air
        or hopes that time will steal away our cares.
      For our dreams be like beacons of light in darkness
      That steer us safely through the torment of troubled waters
      The steady keel of confidence
      comforts sons and daughters

    22. 2uesday profile image85
      2uesdayposted 6 years ago

      Is this the end of the quest
      or are the poets just taking a rest?

    23. barryrutherford profile image31
      barryrutherfordposted 6 years ago

      It is often best to rest to restore ones zest

      it is said on the seventh the lord stood still

    24. aesmith2009 profile image81
      aesmith2009posted 6 years ago

      And so the quest is conquered and the poem comes to an end
      The collaboration of minds and spirits, have made strangers into friends

    25. profile image0
      SirDentposted 6 years ago

      Still the rhythm goes on ringing through the night
      Waiting for the last line, before taking flight.

    26. Internetwriter62 profile image85
      Internetwriter62posted 6 years ago

      A new year has come so let us seize the day
      Do our best at every moment not let our feelings get in the way

    27. ddsurfsca profile image66
      ddsurfscaposted 6 years ago

      when dawn's first light peaks into view
      a new day and new year will remind me of you.;

    28. sammyfiction profile image61
      sammyfictionposted 6 years ago

      This day our hearts are combined,
      Forever from now, forever through time.

      1. wearing well profile image78
        wearing wellposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        And with that all said,
        This poem is now dead !

        (sorry to be a kill joy,but now I'm bored smile

    29. Neverletitgo profile image76
      Neverletitgoposted 6 years ago

      And I ask almighty God,
      To make better for coming days

    30. Jaggedfrost profile image85
      Jaggedfrostposted 6 years ago

      But in that death shall we sleep?
      not making friends with the shadows we keep

    31. Jaggedfrost profile image85
      Jaggedfrostposted 6 years ago

      Playing in squaller or light of day
      keeping tears and fears at bay

    32. Jaggedfrost profile image85
      Jaggedfrostposted 6 years ago

      or shall in death, open a door?
      stepping through, leaving this shore,

    33. Jaggedfrost profile image85
      Jaggedfrostposted 6 years ago

      and in the leaving sail to that place

    34. Jaggedfrost profile image85
      Jaggedfrostposted 6 years ago

      where we sought to build by Grace

    35. Jaggedfrost profile image85
      Jaggedfrostposted 6 years ago

      A moment, a time, for grand peace,
      a new lease on existence  where troubles cease.

    36. Jaggedfrost profile image85
      Jaggedfrostposted 6 years ago

      An ode to the Bard's final clause,
      must give us pause.

    37. 2uesday profile image85
      2uesdayposted 6 years ago

      Then at break of each new day
      once more we seek to find the way.

    38. hillrider profile image60
      hillriderposted 6 years ago

      I pray the weak, when fraught with pain
      Each day to speak with naught disdain

     
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