ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Oliver Piotrowski - Poetry Hub #1

Updated on May 22, 2011

Poetry Hub #1

I have been writing poetry on and off, for my whole life. I have recently started writing again, after several years of not writing a single thing.

I thought I would create my first poetry hub, and include 4 of my personal favourites from my back collection.

My first poem, The Listener tells the story of my when I was at college.

I am not certain exactly when or why I wrote The Beast, but I suspect that it is influenced in part by the old Dungeons & Dragons cartoon.

Where's Home tells of the feelings I felt during the first few weeks away at University.

I am also not sure when or why I wrote War Games, but it's still one of my favourites.

I hope you enjoy them

The Listener

In Every
Group of friends you’ll find.
A Listener,
With an open mind.

Who’s always there to lend an ear,
To help with your problems,
Your worries,
Your Fears.

But who helps the listener
When his World turns bad?
The burden of listener
Driving him Mad

With no-one to love him,
For that breaks the oath.
Listener, or lover.
He cannot be both.

A shoulder to cry on
Is hard work to be.
Listen to listener
Let him be free

The Beast

He walks with his friends
Through the chasms of death.
Encompassed by flame from the Dragons breath.
With fear in their voices this bold group of ten.
Slowly but surely went into its den.

With swiftness and silence
They went on their way.
With saber and spear to where the beast lay.
But then in the echoes a foolish man spoke.
And with hatred and fury the monster awoke.

It lashed out its tail
With power and rage.
It severed the heads from the warrior and page.
Then with profound braveness a boy of small size.
Threw saber and spear between the fiends eyes.

Then an evil silence
As the beast fell.
They had been to the brink
And survived death in Hell.

And now the boy wondered
Where now they would roam.
In search of the portal
That leads them back home.

Where's Home

As I sit here,
Gazing into the distance
On what the future will bring.

Those friends whom I grew up with.
Just waiting,
For news of, Anything.

Is the life that I once had,
A memory of the past?
Or is the life that I now live
The same one, only masked?

If home is where the heart is
My soul has, flown away
Or is home where you lay your head,
And wish the fears away.

War Games

Along the dusty pathways.
The thunder in the skies
The rain is falling downwards
And you know you're gone die.

The enemies are infinite
The allies are few
Shrapnel, bullets, bits of wood
Hurtling at you.

Smells of death
And sounds of doom
Fear, and hunger
And feelings of gloom.

You hear a shout behind you
You turn around to see
Your mother at the window
And you all go in for tea.

Which poem did you like best?

See results


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • GmaGoldie profile image

      Kelly Kline Burnett 

      8 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

      I agree with ragnaworks, "The Listener" spoke to me. Thank you!

    • ragnaworks profile image


      9 years ago from USA, West Virginia

      I enjoyed your poetry. I especially liked "The Listener", it has a lot of deep and relevant meaning.

    • Donnastl profile image


      9 years ago

      We both love poetry. I think you really are a good poet. Keep it up!

      Please check out mine and let me know what do you think. I would appreciate any comments (bad/good)

    • profile image


      9 years ago

      just saw you on the forums enjoyed your poems


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)