Home Anything Goes
Exciting news! Join our watch club and get free access to NOW for 1 month

A Poem a Day

2»

Comments

  • EleanorEleanor Living the Zen life 🧘🏼‍♀️ Posts: 1,913 Extreme Poster
    30/11/20




    The Peace of Wild Things by Wendell Berry
    When despair for the world grows in me
    and I wake in the night at the least sound
    in fear of what my life and children’s lives may be,
    I go and lie down where the wood drake
    rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron
    feeds.

    I come into the peace of wild things
    who do not tax their lives with forethought
    of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
    And I feel above me the day-blind stars
    waiting with their light. For a time
    I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.


    Alis propriis volat 
    Aidan
  • Past UserPast User Posts: 0 Literally just got here
    Match your breath to the breeze.
    Don't forget all you need.
    Simply sit in the silence around you.
    Take in today.
    Let go of tomorrow.
    Worry about it when it comes.

    Jennae Cecelia
    Past UserAidan
  • Past UserPast User Posts: 0 Literally just got here
    You are not alone

    If ever comes a day 
    When the moon hides from your eyes;
    luminous memories of us together,
    Will soar like a flock of fireflies.

    If seawater drowns your pupils 
    When sadness invades your heart,
    My hands be the handkerchief 
    That so gentle dries your eyes.

    When your midnight thoughts asunder
    Staring at wishes from afar,
    Know I’m never out of reaching-
    I will always be by your side.

    -Clairel Estevez

    Past UserAidan
  • Past UserPast User Posts: 0 Literally just got here

    If you ask me (Rebekah Steen)

    If you ask me what my dreams are,
    my mind draws a blank
    I prefer to dream with my eyes wide open
    It gives my eyes room to think.
    If you ask me what I'm craving,
    I'd say a hefty dose of soul food
    you know salt, sun, sand, and fresh air
    throw in a rainy day run too.
    If you ask me where I'm going,
    I'd say I haven't a single clue
    I've never known, never will,
    think the roads are crazy and prefer if I flew.
    If you ask me what I do,
    just be prepared to hear me laugh
    a single noun or adjective 
    oh man, we're all worth so much more than that.
    If you ask me what I regret,
    It might make me cry
    why take time to stir up those memories
    you forgave or forgot and chose to let fly?
    If you ask me what I love,
    hopefully, you could see my heart smile
    since only a few things occupy
    that acreage that makes each breath worthwhile.

    So maybe stop asking questions for a bit
    and just sit and be with me
    then together we can dance with the thought
    of how lovely being in a moment can be.
    Past UserAidan
  • EleanorEleanor Living the Zen life 🧘🏼‍♀️ Posts: 1,913 Extreme Poster
    I was travelling yesterday and didn't have my book so I'm going to post yesterday's and today's! :) 

    02/12/20
    From New Every Morning

    Every day is a fresh beginning;

    Listen, my soul, to the glad refrain,

    And, spite of old sorrow and older sinning, 

    And puzzles forecasted and possible pain,

    Take heart with the day, and begin again.

    By Susan Coolidge

    03/12/20

    All That is Gold Does Not Glitter

    All that is gold does not glitter,

    Not all those who wander are lost;

    The old that is strong does not wither,

    Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

    From the ashes a fire call be woken,

    A light from the shadows shall spring;

    Renewed shall be blade that was broken,

    The crownless again shall be king.

    By J.R.R Tolkien


    Alis propriis volat 
    AidanPast User
  • Past UserPast User Posts: 0 Literally just got here
    It’s Ok

    It’s ok to not have answers.
    It’s ok not to be strong.
    It’s ok to do nothing at all.
    It’s ok, so ok, to be wrong.

    It’s ok to just be you.
    It’s ok to lose a game or fight.
    It’s ok to take a nap.
    It’s ok to cry in bed at night.

    It’s ok to go your own way.
    It’s ok to play for fun.
    It’s ok to fail a test.
    It’s ok not to be number one.

    It’s ok to be alone.
    It’s ok to make a mistake.
    It’s ok to stare out a window.
    It’s ok to take a break.

    When I was young so long ago
    heres something I wish I knew-
    when the world says, listen to me
    It’s ok to listen to you.

    Amy Ludwig  VanDerwater

    Past UserAidanEleanor
  • EleanorEleanor Living the Zen life 🧘🏼‍♀️ Posts: 1,913 Extreme Poster
    04/12/20

    PLEASE Hold by Ciaran O'Driscoll
    This is the future, my wife says.
    We are already there, and it’s the same
    as the present. Your future, here, she says.
    And I’m talking to a robot on the phone.
    The robot is giving me countless options,
    none of which answer to my needs.
    Wonderful, says the robot
    when I give him my telephone number.
    And Great, says the robot
    when I give him my account number.
    I have a wonderful telephone number
    and a great account number,
    but I can find nothing to meet my needs
    on the telephone, and into my account
    (which is really the robot’s account)
    goes money, my money, to pay for nothing.
    I’m paying a robot for doing nothing.
    This call is free of charge, says the mind-reading robot.
    Yes but I'm paying for it, I shout,
    out of my wonderful account
    into my great telephone bill.
    Wonderful, says the robot.
    And my wife says, This is the future.
    I’m sorry, I don’t understand, says the robot.
    Please say Yes or No.
    Or you can say Repeat or Menu.
    You can say Yes, No, Repeat or Menu,
    Or you can say Agent if you’d like to talk
    to someone real, who is just as robotic.
    I scream Agent! and am cut off,
    and my wife says, This is the future.
    We are already there and it’s the same
    as the present. Your future, here, she says.
    And I’m talking to a robot on the phone,
    and he is giving me no options
    in the guise of countless alternatives.
    We appreciate your patience. Please hold.
    Eine Kleine Nachtmusik. Please hold.
    Eine Kleine Nachtmusik. Please hold.
    Eine fucking Kleine Nachtmusik.
    And the robot transfers me to himself.
    Your call is important to us, he says.
    And my translator says, This means
    your call is not important to them.
    And my wife says, This is the future.
    And my translator says, Please hold
    means that, for all your accomplishments,
    the only way you can now meet your needs
    is by looting. Wonderful, says the robot

    Please hold. Please grow old. Please grow cold.
    Please do what you’re told. Grow old. Grow cold.
    This is the future. Please hold.


    Alis propriis volat 
    Past User
  • Past UserPast User Posts: 0 Literally just got here

    My memory library (Sarah Blackstone)

    Imagine if I was given one moment,
    just a single slice of my past.
    I could hold it close forever,
    and that moment would always last.

    I'd put the moment in a safe,
    within my heart's abode.
    I could open it when I wanted,
    and only I would know the code.

    I could choose a time of laughing,
    a time of happiness and fun.
    I could choose a time that tried me
    through everything I've done.

    I sat and thought about what moment
    would always make me smile.
    One that would always push me
    to walk that extra mile.

    If I'm feeling sad and low,
    if I'm struggling with what to do,
    I can go and open my little safe
    and watch my moment through.

    There are moments I can think of
    that would lift my spirits every time.
    The moments when you picked me up,
    when the road was hard to climb.

    For me to only pick one moment
    to cherish, save and keep
    is proving really difficult,
    as I've gathered up a heap!

    I've dug deep inside my heart,
    found the safe and looked inside
    There was room for lots of moments;
    in fact, hundreds if I tried.

    I'm building my own little library,
    embedded in my heart,
    for all the moments spent with you
    before you had to part.

    I can open it up whenever I like,
    pick a moment and watch it through,
    My little library acts as a promise
    I'll never ever forget you

    Past User
  • EleanorEleanor Living the Zen life 🧘🏼‍♀️ Posts: 1,913 Extreme Poster
    05/12/20

    Still I Rise

    You may write me down in history
    With your bitter, twisted lies,
    You may trod me in the very dirt
    But still, like dust, I'll rise.

    Does my sassiness upset you?
    Why are you beset with gloom?
    ’Cause I walk like I've got oil wells
    Pumping in my living room.

    Just like moons and like suns,
    With the certainty of tides,
    Just like hopes springing high,
    Still I'll rise.

    Did you want to see me broken?
    Bowed head and lowered eyes?
    Shoulders falling down like teardrops,
    Weakened by my soulful cries?

    Does my haughtiness offend you?
    Don't you take it awful hard
    ’Cause I laugh like I've got gold mines
    Diggin’ in my own backyard.

    You may shoot me with your words,
    You may cut me with your eyes,
    You may kill me with your hatefulness,
    But still, like air, I’ll rise.

    Does my sexiness upset you?
    Does it come as a surprise
    That I dance like I've got diamonds
    At the meeting of my thighs?

    Out of the huts of history’s shame
    I rise
    Up from a past that’s rooted in pain
    I rise
    I'm a black ocean, leaping and wide,
    Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.

    Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
    I rise
    Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear
    I rise
    Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
    I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
    I rise
    I rise
    I rise.
    Alis propriis volat 
    Past User
  • EleanorEleanor Living the Zen life 🧘🏼‍♀️ Posts: 1,913 Extreme Poster
    @Liam I didn't want you too miss out on your poem a day so I've found you one. Always here for you pal no matter what 💛

    Us Two
    Wherever I am, there's always Pooh,
    There's always Pooh and Me.
    Whatever I do, he wants to do,
    "Where are you going today?" says Pooh:
    "Well, that's very odd 'cos I was too.
    Let's go together," says Pooh, says he.
    "Let's go together," says Pooh.
    "What's twice eleven?" I said to Pooh.
    ("Twice what?" said Pooh to Me.)
    "I think it ought to be twenty-two."
    "Just what I think myself," said Pooh.
    "It wasn't an easy sum to do,
    But that's what it is," said Pooh, said he.
    "That's what it is," said Pooh.
    "Let's look for dragons," I said to Pooh.
    "Yes, let's," said Pooh to Me.
    We crossed the river and found a few-
    "Yes, those are dragons all right," said Pooh.
    "As soon as I saw their beaks I knew.
    That's what they are," said Pooh, said he.
    "That's what they are," said Pooh.
    "Let's frighten the dragons," I said to Pooh.
    "That's right," said Pooh to Me.
    "I'm not afraid," I said to Pooh,
    And I held his paw and I shouted "Shoo!
    Silly old dragons!"- and off they flew.
    "I wasn't afraid," said Pooh, said he,
    "I'm never afraid with you."
    So wherever I am, there's always Pooh,
    There's always Pooh and Me.
    "What would I do?" I said to Pooh,
    "If it wasn't for you," and Pooh said: "True,
    It isn't much fun for One, but Two,
    Can stick together, says Pooh, says he. "That's how it is," says Pooh.

    Alis propriis volat 
    Past User
  • DancerDancer Bog Off Justine! Posts: 5,332 Part of The Furniture
    edited December 2020
    Just beneath the surface
    The cells all look the same
    There is no race or pronouns 
    No need to call them names

    Close your eyes to see them
    Achievements look alike
    They each can lead a country 
    Write a book, or ride a bike

    When our eyes are open
    We don't always see the truth
    We saw with slant and bias
    Imposed within our youth

    Learning makes us better
    Changing the way we feel
    Lending new perspective
    That lets us see what's real

    This poem is by Robert Longley
    There's a part of me I can't get back.  A little girl grew up too fast. All it took was once. I'll never be the same.
    Past User
  • Past UserPast User Posts: 0 Literally just got here
    edited December 2020
    why you the best for? <3@Eleanor
    Eleanor
  • EleanorEleanor Living the Zen life 🧘🏼‍♀️ Posts: 1,913 Extreme Poster
    @Liam Well you know :lol: jks 
    Alis propriis volat 
    Past User
  • EleanorEleanor Living the Zen life 🧘🏼‍♀️ Posts: 1,913 Extreme Poster
    06/12/20

    Happiness

    If we can cry with the human in us
    When the human in us cries,
    Then there is happiness.
    If we can smile with the divine in us
    When the divine in us smiles,
    Then there is happiness.
    Happiness is in identification;
    Happiness is in oneness-reality.

    Alis propriis volat 
    Past User
  • Past UserPast User Posts: 0 Literally just got here

    Just wait for the sun (Lisa Marks)

    When everything's darkness
    And you feel so alone,
    When the rain doesn't stop
    And you can't make it home,
    When it feels all is lost
    And you just want to run,
    It can't rain forever.
    Just wait for the sun.

    When family is pain,
    When friends can't be found,
    When you just want to scream
    But you can't find the sound,
    When it's all your fault,
    And you feel like you're done,
    Just wait for the sun.
    The sunshine will come.

    The storm always passes.
    It won't last forever.
    The rain always stops and gives way to good weather.
    The brightest and warmest of days still to come.
    Please wait for the sun.
    The sunshine will come.

    People who need you,
    People who still love you
    Can warm up your soul like the sunshine above you.
    You're never alone,
    No matter what's done.
    Wait for the sun.
    Just wait for the sun.

    Dark clouds always pass.
    I promise you, chum.
    We're all waiting with you.
    Just wait for the sun.

    Past User
  • Past UserPast User Posts: 0 Literally just got here
    Keep on smiling (Alexandra Skiathitis)

    If at times you feel you want to cry
    And life seems such a trial,
    Above the clouds, there's a bright blue sky,
    So make your tears a smile.

    As you travel on life's way
    With its many ups and downs,
    Remember it's quite true to say
    One smile is worth a dozen frowns.

    Among the world's expensive things,
    A smile is very cheap.
    And when you give a smile away,
    You get one back to keep.

    Happiness comes at times to all,
    But sadness comes unbidden,
    And sometimes a few tears must fall
    Among the laughter hidden.

    So when friends have sadness on their face
    And troubles round them piled,
    The world will seem a better place
    And all because you smiled.

    Past User
  • EleanorEleanor Living the Zen life 🧘🏼‍♀️ Posts: 1,913 Extreme Poster
    07/12/20
    (This poem is just a general mood for today)

    You Fit Into Me by Margaret Atwood
    you fit into me
    like a hook into an eye

    a fish hook
    an open eye
    Alis propriis volat 
    Past User
  • LaineLaine Fruit loop Gone for gooPosts: 2,730 Boards Champion
    Friendship (Laine lol)
    Spoilers aren't working for me but it's a mini one anyway ❤️

    What a wonderful thing it is
    To have friends like you
    Who give me strength like you do

    Who brings me up
    When I feel down
    Putting a smile on me face
    When I wear a frown

    Thanks for being around
    To help me grow
    Your friendship means so much

    🌈Positive thoughts🌈

    "This is my family. I found it, all on my own.
    It's little, and Broken, but still good. Yeah. Still good." ~ Stitch

    "Lately, I've been struggling with all the simple things in my life" ~ Cian Ducrot

    "I don't know if it's because my heart hurts or I'm insecure" ~ Juice Wrld
    EleanorPast UserAidanPast User
  • Past UserPast User Posts: 0 Literally just got here
    I said a prayer for you today (Margaret Gould)

    I said a prayer for you today
    And know God must have heard

    I felt the answer in my heart
    Although he spoke not a word

    I didn’t ask for wealth or fame
    I knew you wouldn’t mind.

    I asked for priceless treasures
    Of a far more lasting kind.

    I prayed that he’d be near you
    At the start of each new day

    To grant you health and blessings
    And friends to share your way

    I asked for happiness for you
    In all things great and small

    But that you’d know his loving care
    I prayed the most of all.


    Past User
  • EleanorEleanor Living the Zen life 🧘🏼‍♀️ Posts: 1,913 Extreme Poster
    08/12/20 

    The bee isn't small
    She survives the furthest drops
    She breaks the toughest locks
    And she never stops

    Your rain couldn't drown
    This mighty bee
    She's the Queen
    with her crown
    And she's conquered your sea

    You may be dark
    But her future is bright
    Your chances look stark
    This bee's taking flight
    Alis propriis volat 
  • Past UserPast User Posts: 0 Literally just got here
    It couldn't be done (Edgar Guest)

    Somebody said that it couldn’t be done
          But he with a chuckle replied
    That "maybe it couldn't," but he would be one
          Who wouldn't say so till he'd tried.
    So he buckled right in with the trace of a grin
          On his face. If he worried he hid it.
    He started to sing as he tackled the thing
          That couldn’t be done, and he did it!

    Somebody scoffed: "Oh, you’ll never do that;
          At least no one ever has done it;"
    But he took off his coat and he took off his hat
          And the first thing we knew he'd begun it.
    With a lift of his chin and a bit of a grin,
          Without any doubting or quiddit,
    He started to sing as he tackled the thing
          That couldn't be done, and he did it.

    There are thousands to tell you it cannot be done,
          There are thousands to prophesy failure,
    There are thousands to point out to you one by one,
          The dangers that wait to assail you.
    But just buckle in with a bit of a grin,
          Just take off your coat and go to it;
    Just start in to sing as you tackle the thing
          That "cannot be done," and you'll do it.

    Past UserEmoji246
  • Past UserPast User Posts: 0 Literally just got here
    Omg where has the night gone?! This is for yesterday..


    In spite of you (Jennifer A. Boulch)

    Angry
    Mad
    Livid
    Furious
    Pissed
    At you

    Sad
    Depressed
    Heartbroken
    Morose
    Melancholy
    Because of you

    Unbreakable
    Strong
    Resilient
    Flexible
    Tough
    In spite of you

    Past UserEmoji246
  • DistractionDistraction Noob ScotlandPosts: 288 The Mix Regular
    Let the anger flow,
    Let it sink far below.
    Don't hold it close,
    Don't let it take your breath,
    Just simply let it go.


    Past UserEmoji246
  • Past UserPast User Posts: 0 Literally just got here
    Both a poem and a song

    Auld Lang Syne (Robert Burns)
    Should auld acquaintance be forgot
    And never brought to mind?
    Should auld acquaintance be forgot
    And days of auld lang syne?
    For auld lang syne, my dear
    For auld lang syne
    We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet
    For days of auld lang syne
    We twa hae run about the braes
    And pu'd the gowans fine
    But we've wander'd mony a weary fit
    Sin days of auld lang syne
    We twa hae paidl'd i' the burn
    Frae morning sun till dine
    But seas between us braid hae roar'd
    Sin days of auld lang syne
    For auld lang syne, my dear
    For auld lang syne
    We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet
    For days of auld lang syne
    And surely ye'll be your pint-stowp
    And surely I'll be mine
    And we'll tak a cup o' kindness yet
    For auld lang syne
    And there's a hand, my trusty fiere
    And gie's a hand o' thine
    And we'll tak a right gude-willy waught
    For auld lang syne
    For auld lang syne, my dear
    For auld lang syne
    We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet
    For auld lang syne
    For auld lang syne, my dear
    For auld lang syne
    We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet
    For auld lang syne

    Happy new year guys <3


    Emoji246Anch0r33
  • AidanAidan Clever idiot Posts: 2,937 Boards Guru
    Take my advice (why don’t you?)

    Go and get a life I say
    just tell your hurt to go away.
    I don’t like it when you are low,
    I want the ‘old you’ back, you know.

    It’s not healthy to be depressed,
    you’re getting really self-obsessed,
    get out of the bed and face the day,
    put on a smile; it’s better that way.

    There, there, dear, I know how you feel,
    but it’s all in the past so what’s the big deal?
    Go find a job: you could learn how to knit,
    I think that you should stop dwelling on it.

    Aunt Maud says her neighbour Miss Wood
    thinks all this counselling really does you no good,
    And my friend Beryl (her sister’s a nurse)
    says she’s read in the paper that they just make you worse.

    And I’m not being nasty, but can you not see
    how your nervous breakdown is worrying me?
    You know that I love you, you know that I care,
    but I really do think you’re being unfair.
      
    And then there’s the children, they still need their mum,
    so pull up your socks and get off your bum.
    I know what you’re thinking, I’m nobody’s fool,
    emotional blackmail’s a powerful tool.

    So take my advice and block out the past,
    live for today and put on your mask,
    try not to cry, try not to feel,
    who really cares if you’re not being real?

    What does it matter, what small price to pay,
    to take who you are and lock it away?
    So please stop this nonsense, do it for me,
    I know that you’re hurting, but I don’t want to see.

    - Stephanie

    taken from Healing the Hurt Within by Jan Sutton
    "Do, or do not, there is no try" <(•.•)>              
    Emoji246Laine
  • LaineLaine Fruit loop Gone for gooPosts: 2,730 Boards Champion
    Depression multiples
    the force of gravity
    until the simplest,
    most mundane tasks
    become Olympic feats.

    🌈Positive thoughts🌈

    "This is my family. I found it, all on my own.
    It's little, and Broken, but still good. Yeah. Still good." ~ Stitch

    "Lately, I've been struggling with all the simple things in my life" ~ Cian Ducrot

    "I don't know if it's because my heart hurts or I'm insecure" ~ Juice Wrld
    AidanEmoji246
  • Emoji246Emoji246 Posts: 893 Part of The Mix Family
    You can’t have a rainbow without a little rain 🌧 🌈 🤍
    Past User
  • Past UserPast User Posts: 0 Literally just got here

    Troll
    (Shane Koyczan) 

    (TW)

    Once upon a time, you and all your kind

    lived underneath bridges
    had ridges for ribs that dropped off into empty chests
    as if your hearts were all stolen treasures
    as if an excavation crew were hired to dig up and remove the part of you that let you feel
    and while the world above you invented the wheel, you stayed put
    knowing it would one day roll over top of you to get to where it's going
    you had an endlessly flowing supply line of food
    you began to brood over humanity and made meals of our hope
    as if crushing our spirits would make your mirrors cast better reflections than the ones they gave
    as if the only way you could save yourselves was to make the world ugly so no one would notice you hided in it
    you learned to knit pain into a kind of camouflage
    treated hope like a mirage that you could use to lure in your next meal
    you lived off our fears, you could taste what we feared
    and every night, as the moon at bedtime stories on sunlight
    you took darkness as an invite to head out into the woods
    you curled your hands into wrecking balls
    your breath became squalls, you made rocks rumble,
    you made land shiver, you made boys and girls pray that someone would deliver them from you
    we told them, you aren't real
    and then one day, the world changed
    but you all stayed the same
    just migrated from living underneath bridges to living underneath information superhighways
    days and nights became meaningless, each already deep in chest became an abyss no one would ever find the bottom of
    concepts like love fell into your gravity
    we turned ourselves into life preservers hoping to save as many as we could
    but the fathers who guarded closet doors and the mothers who secured the floors under beds all shook their heads not knowing how to deal with you
    you, who crept into our lives, with tongues like knifes stabbing your words into our skin
    you began to begin uploading yourselves into our homes
    you had computer screens for eyes and software for bones
    you turned your hate into stones
    and hurled them at beauty, as if you couldn't bear to see anything other than ugly
    anything different
    you had fingernails like flint and scraped them against decency hoping we would be the ones to all catch fire
    you all had smiles like one-way barbed wire not meant to keep us out, but to keep us in
    always like a firing pin, you spoke in explosions...
    it isn't cute..
    it isn't funny...
    you talked strangers into death...
    and laughed.
    and as each family learns to graft skin over the wounds you gave them, you helm yourself into the scar
    you have coaxed the sober back into bars, handed out cigars at memorials
    offered ways out to those who unfortunately found you before they found help
    you praised suffering
    waltzed in between tragedies, gracefully dipping miseries as if we would be somehow impressed by the dexterity of your animosity
    you cheered on rape
    dashed through police tape as if it were the finish line in a race on who could be awful first..
    even now
    you somehow see this as an invitation to turn your keyboards into catapults
    wondering which one of you can be the first to hate us best
    your loathing
    already dressed in riot gear
    ready to incite rage
    as if each message board is a stage who you recite hostility turning freedom of speech into freedom of cruelty
    we are stuck with you
    the same way you are stuck with you
    your mind is glue and it keeps malice fastened there like cheap wallpaper
    we were once upon a time told that none of you exist
    we dismissed you as make believe or myth, now
    on only with resolve
    we can no longer afford to tell ourselves, that you aren't real
    but we will not let you make your dinners out of the things we feel.





  • SkyeSkye Posts: 79 Budding Regular
    Let’s run away together, away from the city lights, where no one knows our names yet. And we can see the stars at night, we’ll camp out in the open, warming cold skin by the fire, tell each other hopes and dreams, and all of our desires. We’ll own nothing more than we need, watch sunrises colour the sky. Learn what we’re really here for, away from society’s eyes, this journey will be scary, but we’ll leave without a plan. And I know it will be alright, as long as you’re holding my hand
    Would anyone care, would anyone cry If I finally stepped off of this ledge tonight?
    Emoji246
Sign In or Register to comment.