Free Verse
Various styles of poetry that are not written using a strict meter or rhyme, but that still are recognizable as 'poetry' or verse. They contain various poetic devices and forms of expression such as word play and word images that readers clearly recognise as poetry. It is a free form with no rules.
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Nudershada Cabanes posted 2 hours ago
Like a tree
We grow up from a sapling
Before we become sturdy
Our roots cling more tightly
To the ground with time
As our horizon expand
We grow our own branches
And grow our own leaves
A new life starts with us
As another cycle of life begin
In the tree of life we created!
© Nudershada M. Cabanes


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© 2017 John Richard Anderson

Pan-Pan, the demons have jumped,
Ship on fire, smoke engulfing.
It's Demonium here! But, we're coping
for now. Hoping in hell
we can beat fire back to pan.

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source: Pixabay.com

Note: The emergency call pan-pan, repeated three times derives from French, a panne { [pan], "pahn" } which is is a breakdown. The term Pandæm
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Alfred Berggren posted Jul 30 at 2:40 pm
In the Gallants

When you're topside in the gallants
and you're lookin' up at waves,
the wind's ascreemin' madness
intent on many graves.
The mate has said: "Lay aloft!",
and Third was on his way,
you scrambled up the shrouds windward
and laid to right away.
Now it's one hand for yourself
an' one hand for the ship,
oft hangin' on by eyelash
to last this windsw
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recent by Alfred Berggren  ·  Jul 31 at 5:27 am
© 2017 John Richard Anderson

Howling wind, calls out sad and longing,
sighing solemnly through the trees.
Not threatening, but showing off its gusts,
warning of gale building up, with storm looming.
The howling is sad and threatening, like a lone wolf crying for company.
Now the wind roars breathy in the trees,
which bend yielding to the force, but resilient in submi
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geofflion posted Jul 16 at 9:16 pm
© 2017 Geoff Lion

It is said that mindful eating
can help with weight loss.
Being fully aware in the moment fulfills
without overindulgence.
Savoring every morsel and minute
fills the hunger pot, before the belly fills.
But what of conversation?
What of admiring the view?
What of smelling the roses?
What of enjoying the music?
Can you really eat
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John K Patrick posted Jul 16 at 7:11 pm
© 2017 John K Patrick

On the bright side all shadows are behind you.
We never see the dark side of the moon
which always shows its bright face.
Like clown heads in the fair
bright smiling face gets fed more often
with balls feeding hungry bright heads.
On the bright side all shadows are behind you
On the dark side everything is in shadows.
The happiness habit focu
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© 2017 John Richard Anderson

A lie begets a lie begets a lie
When you say good-bye to truth, its bye, bye.
For there's no way to tell the difference
between what is truth stretched out tight and taut
and lines of lies hanging there enticing a play-out.
Telling lies is highly infectious, a game of dare and bluff,
growing worse, as lies feed on each other like
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