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Francie Lynch Sep 2019
Love is
As is is:
In the present tense.
Love is Love.
Maria Etre May 2018
My body
can only
so many
before I
The things you want to say, but can't!
Lunar Jan 2018
I liked him; he liked me.
That’s the big problem: it’s all in the past
and nothing can be done
to conjugate the verbs
or change us at the present.
I'm not really writing from experience but I do love word play and poetry is limitless in expressing emotions. It's a good morning, as I eat my PB sandwich and write this.

Bharti Singh Oct 2016
Clinging to PAST TENSE

All VERBS tensed.
All verbs tensed implies our thoughts, speech, and actions.
Charlie Wonder Jun 2016
These words are my
Random letters
once flowed
from my heart.
The curves and strokes created a
They were
less than perfect of course,
but diction is a
Mine was tamed in my youth.
Yes I was once
a spontaneous child.
Words captured my thoughts.
Now art is my
Emily R Jun 2016
I am the observer, the artist.
I wonder the thoughts of others.
I hear the unheard cries for help.
I see the details that disguise hidden pain.
I want to reach out across the globe.

I am the observer, the artist.
I pretend that I could inspire people.
I feel in my heart I can't.
I touch the minds of the innocent.
I worry that my best won't be enough

I am the observer, the artist.
I cry for those whose survival is uncertain.
I understand that second chances exist.
I say to try harder.
I dream that we will be loved.
I hope I can make a difference.

I am the observer, the artist.
*** is a four lettered word
flaunted by very bad vowels
fevered to ecstacy
by all tangled-up adjectives
Then pounded into submission
by perverted nouns
that take their free liberty
of the subjective
Once surrounded
by the iniquity of the parentheses
you will only utter commas
at the Benediction
Francie Lynch Nov 2014
When you write
Your next verse,
The active voice
Is a better choice.
The passive voice
Isn't as terse,
Your readers get lost,
They may curse,
Or worse,
Will I...
Should I...
Could I..
Might I...
Start a line that might lie,
Start a line that might die.
Can I...
May I...
Would I...
Do I...
Start a line sounding sly,
Start a line that won't fly.
Be pro-choice
With the active voice.
Be the action,
Not receiver,
We'll be believers,
And you'll
Be briefer.
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