Category Archives: Free Verse

Thanksgiving Song by Valorie Broadhurst Woerdehoff

Thanksgiving Song  Ever, it seems, a spoiled child, I am nagging again about the small things, the trivial shards of a life spent consuming too much, expecting too much, thinking it’s my way or your way, as if it’s a … Continue reading

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Free Verse by Sally Hewitt

Seeing You Again by Sally Hewitt We walked along a dock strolling slowly, throwing sticks for the dog to retrieve when we moved past you. I didn’t recognize your face at first until you spoke and then I thought, Of … Continue reading

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Free Verse by Bill Waters

La Muerte Mariposa, why do you flirt with Death?You make a good couple, I freely admit it —he with his yellow bones and steely scythe,you dressed in yellow and orange and lots offunereal black. Perpetual Día de Muertos! But one … Continue reading

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Free Verse by Mary Jo Balistreri

Finding Peace To walk these meandering paths of filtered sun and fallen birch logs is to inhale peace. To tread upon pine needles cushioned with downy white tufts of aspen calms even the most anxious thoughts. To surrender to the … Continue reading

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Free Verse by Ellen Grace Olinger

WINTER IN OCTOBER Another deatha sudden deaththis autumn ofwinter in October. Condolences pour inyour service strengthensand your body is laid to restin beloved Wisconsin land. Now the grief beginsand how else could it be? Surely a few peoplewill remain with … Continue reading

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Free Verse by Maureen Weldon

  THE PAST   I have left the past, or so I thought; yet it sits in every corner, sits on my back.   Sometimes the long garden with a hammock to swing in, to laze in, near the sweet … Continue reading

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Free Verse by Radhamani Sarma

    All Silenced to Why by Radhamani Sarma (India) Shot and ghastly soundUnusual and scary,Undoing all good in a second.The jubilant music hall till nowVibrant with Melody isTurned into Malady of frozen blood.Dove has flown nowto far-flung peace.What you see … Continue reading

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Free Verse by Radhamani Sarma

In search  of by Radhamani Sarma Not a beetle hiding beneath  a slender bunch of nodding  grass, nor drawing pencil lost a while ago, nor a tiny tea cup blown by  speedy wind nor even a  mask yearning for a  … Continue reading

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Poem by Ruth Partridge

As Summer Evenings slip into Night by Ruth Partridge             The heat of the day dissipates To a heady mix of scent And enveloping blanket Of stillness Of creeping damp As beads of dew form on the lawn; An owl hoots … Continue reading

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Free Verse by Jennifer Dotson

Cooking Together It wasn’t my first BBQ. When we met, I feared I was just a crust, a shell, a broken yolk but your savory attention set my broth to boil. You whisked my batter to a froth and I … Continue reading

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