Category Archives: Free Verse

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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Free Verse by Ellen Grace Olinger (USA)

not always sure and yet I know by Ellen Grace Olinger not always sureand yet I knowin winterhow gardenswill grow in timefrom frozen earthto snowdropslilies and goldenrod not always surewhen one flowerleaves the stageand another beginsI look up from a … Continue reading

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Father’s Day Poem by Donna Bauerly

  Reflections Here, before two mirrors— One glass, The other a picture Of my unknown father— I reflect:   How strange to be so like A man I do not recall. Dead at thirty-three He knew me for just one … Continue reading

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Free Verse by Jackie Chou

reflections todaythe sum of things slowly dissolvesas I, in sunshades, sit on a shorenot functioning up to parI have lost the sparkthe ocean waves crash againstmy outstretched feettouching my toesI feel myself sink into the golden sanduntil I am no … Continue reading

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Poem by Maureen Weldon

AND I DON’T KNOW WHY Somehow I’ve ended up here and I don’t know why I’ve ended up here but I’ve ended up here.   Somehow I met you and I know how that was meeting you.   I crossed … Continue reading

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Poem by Karen Harvey (North Wales)

Missing i. Frantically he searched their hotel room but he couldn’t find her even though the door was locked on the inside.   He ran out onto the balcony peering through the darkness at the next, wondering if she had … Continue reading

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Free Verse by Guy Stephenson

Veldtschoen A big fat sonorous word, it intrigued my ten year old mind. The bumpy leather, the clumpy soles the ring of the heels on our flagged kitchen floor. The very impressive weight of them and knowing how much they … Continue reading

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Poem by Larry Janowski (USA)

Religious Poem by Larry Janowski I hear you secretly groaning, Jesus Christ— not religion! Well, yes, but not a sermon in poem’s clothes, but the thick Latin root of religion, the lig of it — as in ligament, tough stuff … Continue reading

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Poem by Roberta Beary

Domestic Poem: After Reading Omens by Danusha Laméris Because we can’t know what’s next, I say, the dandelions multiplied overnight, but you mowed the lawn yesterday, or was it last Thursday? The days are melting into one another. I thought today was … Continue reading

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Free Verse by Barbara Kaufmann

Joy Ride think how your body moved down the avenue of fourteenhips swaying into tomorrow and the next day how you curl your tongue around the idea of chocolateconsumed by it even as your body consumes it how your eyes connect … Continue reading

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