Eating everything in sight,
Starving for food,
Cinquain by Cherise Greenhalgh
Always wanting death
And sometimes wanting to kill
But in the end, light
Haiku by Tessa Osner
A man going in his new suit to
work thinking only of himself as
he climbs the escalator worrying
that somebody might suddenly mug
him. All the beggars he walks past
he just ignores them with no compassion or feelings.
By Sam Mirkin
Life is good
Life is bad
Life is gloomy
And sometimes sad
Life is responsibility
And should be lived
Only with honesty
But life for me
Is just reality
By Sashil Maharaj
My soul is given from me to you
My love is shared through and through
My god is staring from above
I wait and wait for eternal love
Please feel the same cause I am alone
Looking for someone to call my own.
By Yuval Zack
There was a young man from Peru
Who built himself a canoe
While in the river
He felt with a shiver
He hadnít used waterproof glue
Limerick by Kelly-Ann Salter
Iíve come to realise
are the best drivers you can get
for many years, managed
to avoid street vendors.
weaving in and out at every robot,
are in grave danger of acquiring a broken
Free Verse by Jessica Nell
|My Life in Pieces
At first glance, there is innocence,
So unknowing, surrounded by a fence
Thinking my eyes have seen no evil
Seeing my life so level
But take a closer look
Flip through the pages of the book
Look through my eyes
And I will not be able to disguise
What I feel
The pain that is so real
The way the world works
The way the world hurts
But there is nothing we can do
So we just have to push through.
By Daryl Holly Prumm
We are all so blind
so as not to see
whatís happening to our Earth
forest, land and sea
To see all of Godís creatures
vanish in a shot
all innocent and harmless
they donít deserve what they got
Ivory and leopard skin
are now in every house
nothing is around
not even the squeak of a mouse
I yearn for the lions
but it sounds empty
And my heart grows sore
Where has it gone
I ask and I plead
they say itís gone
because of manís power and greed.
By Melanie Van Zyl
Walk to the stage in this great big place
Nervous about what I have to say to the people I face
I shudder and think what if,
Even worse I stutter too loud
I donít know how.
Suddenly I feel proud!
A new born confidence is found.
Iím in a new world where fear doesnít exist
I feel so silly about how I felt before
I had my eyes on the door,
My head hung low looking at the floor.
Now I look to the centre crowd
Showing off the new confidence Iíd found
The before I know, its all over
The crowd loved it!
They were clapping and shouting, some with tears.
What wouldíve happened if I hadnít
Overcome my fears?!
By Craig Koorn
My sadness is not funny
My sadness is not fun
My sadness is no joke
So I pulled out a gun
My sadness is not gone
Why is it still with me?
I wonder all my life
But answers donít find me.
I think again, I wonder
Why me, what have I done?
But then the curtains open
The light comes shining in
The rays shine through my body
I am purified and strong
My sadness is now gone.
By Sabrina Kennedy
The sea is where all life began
The very existence of man
From the swirling sea into you and me
Millions of untold stories of the deep
From the one-eyed pirates
To the unsinkable titanic
Storms, wars and adventures
These experiences make us man.
By Dino Vanderlis
for the Angel Festival of Song – Poetry Competition
on the subject The Rainbow.
|Although eyes are often
blind, your light is not,
Like an angel’s touch, you have touched my heart
You have stolen it, shred it apart, and forgot.
You left, you’ve gone, I stand here alone, away, apart
But why, I adore so I shall not capitulate.
I shall admit to my half-witted senselessness,
A mistake I made something we all love to hate!
But my love for you is unbroken and boundless.
Seven wonders of the world, I do not care
For if our hands meet fingertips to fingertips
I have the seven glowing colours of the world, bare.
It is said a rainbow has no arch, no rips
Yet I believe it’s an everlasting circle
Like the love we share, everlasting, eternal
||Thundering and flashing
all filled with might
Lighting bolts are swishing and flickering
I seek a shelter where the light is bright
Clouds doth part, thy sun spearing the clouds sniggering
Thy sun rays melt thy grey raindrop substance
Thy soft earth is papered with minerals
And from the blue sky mine eyes start to wince
Red, orange, green, blue stealing skies, criminals!
As it reaches across thy pale blue skies
'Tis away up high where the eagle flies
Thy shades, one after one, thy colours divine
Delicious rainbow, thou are in full bloom
One colour you miss, silver like glowing moon