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26 poems tagged MIDLIFE


»Prayer To Self«

by Buduziri Owhonda, Jan 24, 2017

If they've filled you with hate / Then it can only be fate / If you expend it on them, / But may mercy tug at your hem. / Live above it. / / If they've filled you with lies / Causing you to descend from highs / Only remember to draw nigh / And disillusion yourself with truth; / Then you are unfit to be a…  sign in to read more »


»My degree of knowledge (Part 3)«

by Happy Towers Mhebheru Mhlongo, Mar 1, 2016

It does not allow me to brag about me being alive... / It does not allow me to brag about me not being in prison.. / It does not allow me to brag about me not being an alcoholic.. / My degree of knowledge made me understand the reality of living. / My degree of knowledge made me feel like a child…  sign in to read more »


»Miracle Man«

by Bo Lanier, Oct 1, 2015

Walking along the sand and thinking of / just how lonely I am in the cool breeze / of the sea I try to understand the meaning / of life but I just don't understand why it / never seems to go according to plan and / why love is so important to me tho it's / never made me feel worth a damn... / ... Well I…  sign in to read more »


»Wish of the slacker«

by Choene Alley Semenya, Sep 11, 2014

Stars are shining in the sky, / Larks are singing in the rain, / And the stagnant waters are tremulous / In the cold. / / The flooding rivers go on flowing, / And the coquettish girls go on flirting / But I'm longing, simply longing / For this rain, to awash me / The infamous memory of her / That denies me…  sign in to read more »


»Running after the dream«

by Suman Malekani, Jun 25, 2014

I've been living off the edge, / crosing rivers, floods, and sometimes all dries up into droughts. / I've been living with changes, / watching trees burning down, while once they were sprouts. / / I've seen life coming to me, / showing me how pleasant how meaningful it's going to be. / I've heard it…  sign in to read more »


»Icarus«

by Michael Strydom, Jun 5, 2014

Find in me / that part of you / we both seek most of all / / reality / has seen us through / but can not break the fall / / here betwixt what is and will be / I find no comfort here / I am battered, bruised and certainly / most humanly filled with fear / / as I drift through / an endless sea / in…  sign in to read more »


»EM-P-TY«

by Sakhile Koaho, Oct 3, 2012

empty is how I feel / this house I wanna leave / lonely is how I feel / getting out is all that left for me / mind somewhere else / body still here / my heart has left / seems like I have lost interest / / feel like my organs are separated / from his body of mine / tall walls surrounding them / solitary…  sign in to read more »


»A gift to my mother«

by Abha Thapliyal, May 20, 2012

You were created from a light / A light of generous gifts / You were born to be and fight / And to stoically anchor shifts / / You did not want to come / Because the light burned you too / You were brighter than the sun / And too good to be true / / A unique life from the start / And suffering which ran…  sign in to read more »


»Lorca Dreaming«

by Ewen Carmichael, Apr 19, 2012

I sit alone. My legs over the precipice. / Cap de Creus. / There's a piano playing blues somewhere. / Sirenas cries, / wipes the tears from my eyes. / Aphrodite sings, / half in, half out of the moonwater. / What song! What liberty! / My youth gone. / / The wild heather burns, / the pine is charcoal and…  sign in to read more »


»Afridi Is king«

by Rabi Ul Islam, Mar 8, 2012

He holds his bat with all his might, / The bowlers bowl with full of fright. / He is the man, he is the king, / He smashes every ball out of the ring. / / Once he entered the pitch by chance, / And changed the game in a single glance. / He is the man depended on hard times, / For he is the king of all the…  sign in to read more »


»A Song Of The Ages«

by Edward Iacona, Feb 22, 2011

There is a popular mind set, / That on some level might be true, / That when a woman gets older / Her mate will bid her adieu. / / There are no doubt many reasons / For this possible lack of satisfaction, / Maybe one could be her preoccupation / With, "The Power of Attraction". / / Maybe she could…  sign in to read more »


»Escape«

by Ryan Gordon Penn, Oct 21, 2010

There are deadlines to meet, Places to be / Constantly driven by the dark cloud over me / Maybe just one more day then it will go / Maybe just one last effort, Then they will know / Rewards are not forthcoming in kind, only in cash / No rewards, No benefits, No hidden cache / / But at the end of the day…  sign in to read more »


»Routine«

by April A., Jun 17, 2010

Your husband, unfaithful, and five stupid kids / Do grow the seeds of despair; / You water them amply, chain-eating with greed / Cheap sweets. Listen, quit it. Stare. / / Your husband detests you. Accept it, it's true. / He needs ironed suits and your dinner. / However, he had kind of feelings for you…  sign in to read more »


»Asunder«

by Edward Iacona, Nov 26, 2009

As I walk the dog each night, I stare into the sky. / The stars alone bear mute witness to my daily weary sigh / I still ask the heavens of what went wrong to love that went awry. / And I think of the things we could have done but she would not even try. / / Writing rhymes about our problems is a great…  sign in to read more »


»Sorry!«

by Edward Iacona, Nov 24, 2009

The phrase "I'm Sorry" you may agree / Has turned into a social amenity / We say "I'm Sorry" more than Brenda Lee / Which was a hit song for her back in 1960. / / You may not want to acknowledge the damage you've done / The pain that you've brought to spouse, daughter or son. / But if you've done wrong…  sign in to read more »


»Where O Where?«

by Edward Iacona, Nov 24, 2009

On a hot and steamy summer night, / While eating Italian lemon Ices, / I thought again of the dismal plight / Caused by her Mid-Life Crises. / / Say what you will to defend your 'change' / Deep inside you know what's true. / Our lives you hurt and made re-arrange / Yet my prayers ask, Where are YOU? / / You…  sign in to read more »


»A Change Of Strife«

by Edward Iacona, Nov 18, 2009

She said that she'd "changed" / On a journey for her gnosis. / Was this a real spiritual walk? / Or form of psychoneurosis? / / She was gentle and kind, / A true modern Isis. / Then she screwed up our world, / Could it be, MID-LIFE CRISIS? / / As many get older / Some folks will insist, / That there's more to…  sign in to read more »


»Heavenly Panorama«

by Ashok Kumar Madhunlall, Nov 18, 2009

A razor-sharp sliver of ray slits the dark and leaden sky, / Unzips it slowly and deliberately to reveal a hue of orange and red, / A fish eagle calls soulfully, mournfully, echoing in his head, / The screen enlarges, brightens, figures are born, change and die. / The dark sky swallows itself, spews out…  sign in to read more »


»Tidal Force«

by Ashok Kumar Madhunlall, Nov 12, 2009

Just before dawn on a lonely shore, / I trudge the sands walked by many before, / The water entices me with her cool glaze, / And I find myself swept back by her - in a daze. / I look around me and all I see is ocean and gloom, / Oh! An overwhelming sense of loss and impending doom. / The darkness…  sign in to read more »


»Within Without«

by Ashok Kumar Madhunlall, Nov 12, 2009

Into a million pieces the lightning shattered the night sky; / Incessantly the thunder rolled, awaking every living being. / Every nerve in his brain, circuiting the news, he could not deny; / Cold, clinical, concise thoughts ricocheted, as played out previously in a dream. / The scorched earth…  sign in to read more »


»Soul Buddy«

by Michael S. Hofer, Nov 9, 2009

When you're stuck in your life / and you don't know where to go / A loop of all those small things / that you already know / / When your past's so far away / and your future's out of reach / You miss the thrills and feels / you need a helping hand / / Take care and watch closely then / for that little tiny…  sign in to read more »


»Another bet«

by Filiberto Rodriguez, Nov 6, 2009

How deep do you want me to go? / All the time you're talking about this other friend / coveting your things for $50.00. / For what it's worth, you might as well hand it over. / You are not thinking straight. / I gave you a good deal and it's not the deal! / You're actually thinking twice to make another…  sign in to read more »


»Fool for Love«

by Michael S. Hofer, Oct 13, 2009

You fool / How can you sleep with her in your head / And her in you bed next to you / Remembering times that made memories / Long gone, so far away / Remembering good times just yesterday / / You fool / How does it feel to see her each day / And see her again in your memory / Remembering love when it was…  sign in to read more »


»A Little Hope«

by Raine Lariza, Mar 19, 2009

Hiding from the shadows / Trying to conceal the feeling of sorrow / Alone and thinking why I am always left behind / Still the emptiness fills my disoriented mind / / Heart as cold as the lonely night / Feelings of encumber grasping me with tight / I try to scream but no voice came out / What I can feel…  sign in to read more »


»Moment of weakness«

by Michael S. Hofer, Aug 25, 2008

It's money that matters / When I walk these streets of old / Money matters when we're growing old / Many times these stories have been told / / And still we face it / any time / any place / in letters typed bold so / anyone can see it better - / It's money that matters / / I built this garden around us / Am…  sign in to read more »


»The Deal«

by Michael S. Hofer, May 1, 2001

Woman / I hadn't got one / I was 18 already / and my classmates had their / girlfriends / ex-girlfriends / one-night-stands. / I thought I'd never make it, / remain. / / And then, / having moved into my very own apartment, / SHE / moved in. / Now we're in our third year, / have spent every single one of those…  sign in to read more »