LadybugButton-sized creatureLadybug14 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
with spotted tomato wings,
I wonder what you think
when others threaten to devour
Nature's thriving crop.
Do you yearn to stand up,
break each sector of your shell,
and reveal the monster within?
Or would you rather find solace
among verdant green foliage
until there's nothing left?
Not even a single carrot
or dandelion to savor.
they'll mock your existence,
On a warm summer morningOn a warm summer morning,On a warm summer morning15 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Have a cup of sweet tea outside
And take some time to appreciate
The beauty of intricate lace
Weaved by shadows of emerald branches
On a blanket of sunshine beneath your feet.
The Lonely SeaThey say that The Sea is lonely,The Lonely Sea1 hour ago in Free Verse More Like This
When it's full of life.
Life that's yet to be discovered, And life only few know.
Life we all know,
And life that only know themselves.
Life like us,
And life like them.
So why is the sea lonely,
If there's so many that live with it,
And and so many that love it?
Fifty DegreesDrunk on the scent of the waking earth,Fifty Degrees9 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
we parade about with our shoulders bared
to take in the late day's stretching light
before the evening's bitter gales chase us
back to the dim winter-light of the hearth.
Mein VogelDoch hier, am Dach der WeltMein Vogel11 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Streckst du deine Flügel
Befreist dich von der Welten Zügel
Weil uns dort nichts mehr hält.
Spürst die Freiheit unter den Schwingen
Badest in neuem Glanz
Doch hältst auf ewig deine flücht'ge Distanz
Zu denen, die die dunklen Schatten bringen.
Flieg, mein Vogel, flieg mit für mich
Ich kann nun nie mehr zu dir kommen
Hätt' ich doch wohl zu gern mit dir den Himmel erklommen
Doch diese Reise ist nur für dich,mein Vogel, wahrlich unendlich.
SpringSpring is blossomingSpring17 minutes ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
Bursting forth like a storm cloud;
Joy grows inside me-
No longer am I dismal;
Growing beyond a sweet love
March WeatherReally hot or cold?March Weather4 hours ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
March, when nature can't decide anything.
But, hey, that's spring right?
Snail PoemA delicate snailSnail Poem7 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
leaves a shimmering trail
as he stretches up for a bite to eat.
His spiraling shell
is his mobile hotel
while he sidles on his slippery feet.
He moves with grace
over Queen Anne's Lace
but when he's touched, he will quickly retreat;
he waits for awhile
and comes out with a smile
since he didn't become a tasty treat!
Written on 3/10/14 by CalicoKitties.
Eternal RivalsI'm Ice you're FireEternal Rivals20 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
To burn me is that,
What you desire?
I am the cooling snow,
Your the flickering flame,
We're opposites because of fate,
And yet why do I get blamed?
You melt I freeze,
In this broken world of needs.
Your my opposite and my eternal foe,
If things could have been different,
We could have been friends and comrades,
Instead of rivals,
Who chase each other until the other ends.
DragonThe dragon's roaringDragon14 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
As if it's warring.
It blows one's courage away.
It flies through towns,
Brings storms that drown,
And blows chaos throughout the day.
It can't be seen,
It can't be fought,
And it definetely, definetley can't be caught.
With its stormy eyes
And silvery scales,
That horrible dragon commands powerful gales!
What's this dragon's name, you ask?
Daffodil AfternoonDrops spatter on my raincoat,Daffodil Afternoon22 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
The yard's one black wash of mud.
Back toward the still apartment
Water settles ankle-deep.
Over grey slate flagstones, specks
Of growth float past – don’t look close,
Try to keep on less-wet ground
And move fairly straight, to see
How the flowers are coping.
Look for three especially,
Whose yellows and golds warmed you
When you came this way before.
I find them – all bent over,
Their sea-green stems oddly looped—
Two bright orange bells are drooping
Down to a battered bronze (pine
Needles cover our old beds).
One halfway-started flower
Stands straighter than its fellows,
And shakes soft rain off yellow
(Close-wrapped) petals. Rather like
Queen Elizabeth would treat
(I think) a minor wrinkle
In the forecast, this blossom
Holds things together—drips fall
One by one down its pastel
Dress. Seeing a grace like that,
--Light, rumpled, facing the storm—
I'd wager, or at least, hope
Tomorrow will come for it.
RainingRaining long and hard,Raining8 minutes ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
I feel my heart growing rich;
Like thirsty spring grass,
I do feel alive again;
Underneath a raining sky...
UntitledBlazetail looked around and searched for spiderleg and shadepaw her two best freinds she couldn't find any one and Talonstar must of been on the other side of the rockfall seince she was nowhere to be found she saw five appertices and walked over to one of them she then regoinized the appetices they were Fallenpaw, Flickerpaw, splashpaw,Earthpaw, and Novapaw she barley knew anyone but she knew she had to keep an eye on the little appertices.She hoped that Shadepaw,Spiderleg,and Talonstar were okay she remembered racing spiderleg to the ice cave and Shadepaw followed her and how she talked to Talonstar when she was bored and made here a little mad also how when her and Shadepaw heard the roar and inforemed spiderleg and rushed towrads the sound not knowing the rockfall would happen she missed all here freinds and wished them saftey.She didn't see the Shartooth because the dust and pebbles from the rockfall stung her eyes and her world went black she woke up her eyes still stigning but nUntitled4 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
route 66deep in the desertroute 666 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
the bosque caught
fire and created
the smoke mirage
a djinn came out
of the red sand
The RiverSweet trickling brings children running.The River6 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Aqua-blue water flows upon the sun-warmed rocks.
The serene green of the forest surrounding,
and the moss and lichen upon the stones.
White flowers and grey stones.
Ripples spread as a petal peels itself from a flower,
and starts to
down through the air. And onto the water.
The round circles flow ever-so-gently over the surface,
as intricate as a spider's web.
Children's toes embrace the water.
They hug their bodies to themselves,
and wade into the water,
until they are up to their tiny necks.
They laugh at the cold, singing at the face of danger.
They splash, happy for this day.
Birds sing, the air is clean.
Lungs gulp lovely air as the children emerge themselves into the cold, unforgiving water.
Little do they k
Fly FreeI was trapped in a cageFly Free23 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
No room to fly
It was the same day, after day
I longed to fly free, but I couldn't
Night, after night, day after day
I wish the door would open
I got hopeful each day
But it stayed shut
On a fine day, the catch pulled itself free
The little door creaked open, rusty with age
I stare at the thing with unblinking eyes
I wanted to fly through.....
....But my spirit has long left me.