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  In The Spotlight This Week (17/07 - 23/07):
Avatar A BROKEN MAN.  By: kashaw
All these questions are driving me insane | Nothing is registering in my brain | I pour a whiskey so my sorrows I can drown | I need a drink before I have ...
Created: 7/19/2016  |  Type: Poem   |  Genre: Horror |  Nominations: 3
 
Avatar God Bless Women  By: matelotrod
                                                 God Bless Women | It has taken over seventy years but now I feel that I should raise | A flag to every lov...
Created: 7/17/2016  |  Type: Poem   |  Genre: Humor |  Nominations: 2
 
Avatar FAULTLESS  By: a112yearoldman
DEEP WITHIN THE RAGING HEART | WHERE ALL EMOTION IS DISPLAYED | CALMING FORCES ARE AT WORK | DETERMINING PARLAY | | PASSION FLOODS EACH ERRING SPACE | BUR...
Created: 7/19/2016  |  Type: Poem   |  Genre: Emotional |  Nominations: 2
 
Avatar You  By: pnknucklez
I will never be alone because I love you | The taste of you, let my hunger renew. | I knew that it was, when The butterflies came. | Again my heart burns...
Created: 7/20/2016  |  Type: Poem   |  Genre: Love |  Nominations: 2
 
Avatar ROUND ABOUT (SOME FORGOTTEN PLAY)  By: a112yearoldman
IN THE SPRING OF MY DISCONTENT | WHERE THINGS CAME WAS WHERE THINGS WENT | PROMPTED BY AN OPEN SHORE | WHEN THE SHORE BECAME UNSPENT | BREADED BY THE WAY I...
Created: 7/17/2016  |  Type: Poem   |  Genre: General/Other |  Nominations: 1
 
Avatar NO SPACE  By: kitty
NO SPACE | | | No space for anger or regret. | Have seen it all ~ hedged the bet! | | Life often cuts it to the bone | and plays a game ~ you are not al...
Created: 7/18/2016  |  Type: Poem   |  Genre: General/Other |  Nominations: 1
 
Avatar Rough Stretch  By: JohnCreekmore
Every week, a new outrage, | | Every week, a pushing of the | Envelope labeled "The Worst | That Could Be." | | The cries of alarm and the calls | For ac...
Created: 7/18/2016  |  Type: Poem   |  Genre: General/Other |  Nominations: 1
 
Avatar 330. Jed  By: Profanisaurus
Jed  is not just a dog | nor is he even a pet | he is so much more than this | in the eyes if those who love him | | Loyal and friendly as he was raised r...
Created: 5/16/2016  |  Type: Poem   |  Genre: General/Other |  Nominations: 1
 
Avatar FOUND LOVE  By: babyboomer68
poem | placed in a box | written ten years ago | on a napkin folded in half | found love...
Created: 7/18/2016  |  Type: Poem   |  Genre: General/Other |  Nominations: 1
 
Avatar Too Far  By:  jonni-inferno
| i wished | upon  a starry night | couldn't find | a wishing well | i long  to feel you | in my arms | i'm caught | within your spell | | i wished | tha...
Created: 7/18/2016  |  Type: Poem   |  Genre: Love |  Nominations: 1
 
Avatar Death Is My Addiction  By: calsdarkembrace
Raining on my face | Streaming down my neck | Dripping from my breasts | This blood is colorful | | Cloak myself in silk | Breathing in the smoke | Take i...
Created: 7/18/2016  |  Type: Music   |  Genre: Lyrics |  Nominations: 1
 
Avatar A PERSON  By: kitty
| |                                 A PERSON | | I am a person too | With eyes and ears like you. | | If the need is there | A common blood we share. |...
Created: 7/18/2016  |  Type: Prose   |  Genre: Love |  Nominations: 1
 
Avatar THE TRUTH ABOUT LIFE  By: seriouspoet
Most of us | are on a Bataan death march | For the cruel Sergeant of war, crime and sorrow | Beats and starves | the poor souls on this journey | called l...
Created: 7/19/2016  |  Type: Poem   |  Genre: General/Other |  Nominations: 1
 
Avatar A Jealousy I'm Proud to Own  By: Synchro
Your poetry is dark, Mark Strand. | I want to emulate it as I hate | each line.  I want to cast it out, | then hold it to my breast | as the defeated one w...
Created: 7/19/2016  |  Type: Poem   |  Genre: General/Other |  Nominations: 1
 
Avatar Caution  By: parkerj
Be careful. | Don't look at me. | I'm an illusion. | | I'm a smoke and mirrors princess.  | I'm a trick of the eye | in a tight dress. | I'm exactly what ...
Created: 7/19/2016  |  Type: Poem   |  Genre: Love |  Nominations: 1
 
Avatar HOW MANY  By: HeidiShavill
How Many? | | How many times until you stop giving in? |    How many times will you lose before you win? | How many times does it have to be said? |   ...
Created: 7/20/2016  |  Type: Poem   |  Genre: Non Fiction |  Nominations: 1
 
Avatar BUG'S LIFE.(Few cuss words )  By: kashaw
I grab the critter by its nape | Poor thing is trying its best to escape | It's scared, it's wriggling it's not happy | Poor thing is a thousand times smal...
Created: 7/19/2016  |  Type: Poem   |  Genre: Humor |  Nominations: 1
 
Avatar Soul Mate  By: pnknucklez
Love is a tool to set each other free. | A trigger for chemical reaction. | Love happens at 2pm when you're absentee, | Love is power requiring no retra...
Created: 7/19/2016  |  Type: Poem   |  Genre: Romance |  Nominations: 1
 
Avatar Hopefully   By: HeidiShavill
Hopefully | | I hope that you're unhappy | I wish that you were dead... | | Hopefully psychotic delusions  | Dance inside your head... | | I hope you co...
Created: 7/20/2016  |  Type: Poem   |  Genre: Dark |  Nominations: 1
 
Avatar Father  By:  nancyaliciag
| You had shadows beneath sunshine, | always a jigsaw mystery, |  off to meet a deadline, | with little time for me. | | | As wintry flakes upon my t...
Created: 7/20/2016  |  Type: Poem   |  Genre: Sad |  Nominations: 1
 
Avatar DRIP IN MY HAND (hard to read subject )  By: kashaw
The doctor said I could be in and out on the same day | I was glad, I preferred it that way | I didn’t see just one doctor, I had to see another | Supporti...
Created: 7/20/2016  |  Type: Poem   |  Genre: Horror |  Nominations: 1
 
Avatar The opening chapter to THE JAW.  By: kashaw
Azure blue skies, a soft cooling breeze | Oh how I love days like these | Unaware of people passing by; | Two young lovers gaze up into the sky | The tarta...
Created: 7/20/2016  |  Type: Poem   |  Genre: Romance |  Nominations: 1
 
Avatar Chances  By: parkerj
Look in my eyes, see that spark? | Pale little shimmer in the endless dark? | Its a chance for us two, it's a could be | it's a possible new opportunity. |...
Created: 7/20/2016  |  Type: Poem   |  Genre: Romance |  Nominations: 1
 
Avatar Past, Present, Future  By: parkerj
My life has been a rat race. | My life has been a maze. | The pollution of expectation | creates a murky haze. | | I like to think I'm lucky, | that I'm...
Created: 5/9/2013  |  Type: Poem   |  Genre: General/Other |  Nominations: 1
 
Avatar Burning Bridges  By: parkerj
A pocket of matches, | a billow of smoke, | you knew this was how it would end. | I'm guilty of arson, | you're guilty of trust, | some flaws are just too ...
Created: 10/8/2008  |  Type: Poem   |  Genre: General/Other |  Nominations: 1
 


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