Colleges/Schools
Request Information
Writing Courses
List of Classes
Recent Activity
Author Activity
New Members
Recent Poems
Recent Documents
Recent Collections
Poetry
Poems by Category

Old Contest Results

Poets in Residence
Poetry Newsletter

VoicesNet.org
Writing
USA Writing Jobs

Writing Products

Get your own Website

Writer's Toolbar

Blogs - Short Stories
Rants - Events
Jokes - Riddles
Information Portal
Writers/Poets
Personal Finances
Education
All Categories
Other
Privacy Policy
Terms of Use
Contact Us
Special Partners

Click here to subscribe to our website newsletters

Members 85,000+

VoicesNet.org

 

 
TOP POETS ALL POEMS WRITER WORKSHOPS MEMBERS MEMBER POEMS BLOGS CONTEST RESPONSES INFO RATINGS

Document and Poem Responses - try the buttons

Countries Index  Multi-Category Index Visitor

A NEW BEGINNING -- by Member: Nancy Crossland, USA -- added: 1/15/2019 8:42:55 PM

William Willis said:

This is what poetry is all about.Taking a subject and putting a new slant on it.Christmas has gone and the new 2019 is here,Nancy. We thank the spirit that watches over us for the year gone. We shake hands with people with similar aspirations and dreams and then it's back to living our same life. Will we have/keep those resolutions?The stark reality sets in with "the jovial gatherings seems so distant now Decorations boxed; placed in dark spaces." I love how you expand on this and ***My Lines Of The Day*** are " Accompanied by drowsy spiders Shoved behind Halloween ornamentation Another year To unfold with a penchant of expectations." Classic poetry Nancy. Love it. A Five Star Award Winning Poem. Wm. *****

on 1/19/2019 5:50:13 PM

Lost Love -- by Member: Dwayne Rankin, USA -- added: 1/17/2019 12:25:41 PM

Dwayne Rankin said:

thank you Marcia,

on 1/19/2019 11:35:29 AM

Parents’ Marriage Anniversary (also My parents disliked my writing a book) -- by Member: NILANJANA HALDAR, India -- added: 1/17/2019 9:53:36 PM

Marcia Schechinger said:

Nilanjana an inspiring poem of love of parents and compassion. "Let us move on, and embrace fun and laughter", what a wonderful line. Let us not waste a moment on earth being unhappy of what we can not change. Good luck on the book!

on 1/19/2019 10:51:02 AM

Lost Love -- by Member: Dwayne Rankin, USA -- added: 1/17/2019 12:25:41 PM

Marcia Schechinger said:

Dwayne a soulful poem of lost love, you have great insight and empathy for those who suffer. This verse is very real and such pain could be softened with friends like you.

on 1/19/2019 10:45:10 AM

OFF TOWARDS CITY -- by Member: Lee Emmett, Australia -- added: 1/17/2019 1:32:03 AM

Adam Archer said:

The sigh of relief for both the friend and the self. Moments like these, words are not required. A full-hearted encomium baring the sometimes fragility of health many are able to relate to. Keep well and good day.

on 1/19/2019 12:10:44 AM

Lady bug poem, but ladies don't bug ok -- by Member: S.zaynub Kamoonpuri, Tanzania -- added: 1/5/2019 6:10:36 AM

S.zaynub Kamoonpuri said:

Wow thanks John, great to hear from you and glad u like my poetic exuberance here. Cheers.

on 1/18/2019 11:58:41 PM

"Every heart sings a song incomplete, until.............." - (Musketeers Challenge) #96 -- by Member: Richard Gildea, UK -- added: 1/9/2019 6:40:07 AM

Betty Janko said:

Oh Richard, a remembrance of a love who filled your heart and soul and then was gone. I rarely read sad poetry but this one reminds us of how a life is ever building toward a song. I do hope your recovery is nearing completion dear Richard. *****, Betty P.S. I will try to write another one for your beautiful challenge title but my own recovery is still slow.

on 1/18/2019 11:22:45 PM

WHAT IS THE ELIXIR OF LIFE ? -- by Member: Drsudarsan Prasad, India -- added: 1/8/2019 10:03:39 AM

Betty Janko said:

Dear Sudarsan, Forgive my late entry, but I was trying to get caught up while struggling still. When I saw this amazing and beautiful love poem it opened my heart once again. Fortunately, I experienced the true elixir of love many decades ago, although he was taken from me much too soon. An incredible read and I thank you for the wonderful lift in my soul. Sweet dreams dear friend. *****, Betty

on 1/18/2019 10:51:01 PM

A RIVER IS NOT MERE FLOWING WATER -- by Member: Drsudarsan Prasad, India -- added: 1/16/2019 7:35:29 PM

Drsudarsan Prasad said:

Thanks Sis Marcia. When the river of thought overwhelms and flows in the mind a genuine work of art is born. Love and hugs. Good day

on 1/18/2019 6:58:29 PM

My Music. -- by Member: Denis Barter, Canada -- added: 1/17/2019 12:12:20 PM

William Willis said:

Hi Denis I too love music and little Julia seems to be following in my footsteps. She really loves to dance and my mother has her up dancing to her Elvis records. Mum loves the song " I love to boogie" and Julia is up like a rocket when this is on doing all her moves. I hear you say "symphony or song" and for me it's always song. Never got into the brass band thing although one of my favourite bands had a brass section back in the 1980s Texts Midnight Runners.I think my ears are half what they should be thanks to walkmans and headphones and not forgetting the blast for a 100 ton electric arc furnace in the steelworks. I find it difficult to hear conversations when there is back ground noise. Music is such a relaxing pastime and I live cracking open a few beers with my brother Ian and getting the acoustic guitars out. Funny you should mention Caruso as the other day Claire bought me a book I had my eye on before tge festive. Santa never brought me it and I was mightly disappointed. Lol! The book is called " 1001 songs you should hear before you die. " Everything is chronological and the first song was indeed from the 1920s or thereabouts "Caruso singing Sol O Mio." Now you must excuse me sir, I had no idea who this guy was but what a chanter. You make me laugh with the "dogs and cats" part of the poem. I do likd Western, Folk and Country and right now I am giving Glen Campbell a lot of airtime. Thise "wailing bagpipes" make me proud to be a Scot and I too love their sound especially when driving through areas of glen or mountainside. A brilliant poem Denis. Music is all about opinion s and I am glad that we like the same stuff.My favourite record of mall time is John Lennon - "Just Like Starting Over" Favourite bum "Dexys Midnight Runners "Too-Rye-Aye which is an acquired taste. Thanks for this piece dear Rhymer. Loved it. ***** wm.

on 1/18/2019 6:09:17 PM

"The Man who saved the World" -- by Member: Richard Gildea, UK -- added: 1/16/2019 5:47:19 AM

William Willis said:

What an amazing piece. Bewilderment aplenty going on here. I love factual poetry where there is a learning curve. I cannot recall the news of this amazing fact back then. I like "when logic intervenes amidst concern) Suppose the training did him quite good then,only saving mankind as we know it. WELL DONE Stan! A true world legend. ***** wm/|\

on 1/18/2019 5:23:24 PM

96 - Does Every Heart Sing ??? Is our song incomplete ??? Just imagine when we hit 100 -- by Member: Danny Coon, USA -- added: 1/15/2019 3:51:26 AM

William Willis said:

Hi Danny, an intriguing opening line with "I never cared much for the Voilin "Tragedy Notes" Bowed Strings to Sin." It tells me that the instrument wallows in sadness and "The "Fall of Man" and held low was Chin" reaffirms this. The bow will indeed try to play a different tune as with " I feel the Winds Change" ****LINES OF THE DAY ARE**** the fascinating "So Passionate Nature Repents - Music is a Kiss We Watch Them Dance "Pure Romance" is Bliss." The times are changing for the better in this poem Danny. I hope I have understood the concept. *****/|\

on 1/17/2019 5:16:16 PM

Where the ROSES NEVER DIE -- by Member: Elizabeth Trondsen, Canada -- added: 1/15/2019 6:48:06 PM

Denis Barter said:

Each and every one of us, has their own approach to losing a loved on Elizabeth. You in your way, reflect one of the ways I think on my parents - both long gone. My Father - a head gardener for many years, and my Mother, who loved every flower with no preferences of varieties that ever grew, were cremated and their ashes strewn in a Garden of Rest in their home town - Dorchester UK. . A garden that was planted with every conceivable variety and colour of rose, you can imagine. For me, it was not only their personal request, but seemed the most appropriate place for them to be at rest! Whether they went to Heaven or wherever eternal Nirvana takes us, I know not, but I do know, that if, by chance, there is a place where we meet again? A rose garden has to be my first choice too! The month of December, holds many sad memories - and happy ones too - for me! The first month after such a loss is always hard to take, but time does have a healing and easing effect upon us. More essentially, memories are most important at this time, for they can bring closure and healing! Fondest regards. Pauline and Denis.

on 1/17/2019 11:07:50 AM

"The Man who saved the World" -- by Member: Richard Gildea, UK -- added: 1/16/2019 5:47:19 AM

Denis Barter said:

I well remember this news story when it broke Richard. All too clearly in truth! I am sometimes of the thought - lately - that with the present world leaders, such a happening, would most likely not end in the same - uneventful - result! With the ramped up rhetoric and mind-set we see dominating so many - bigoted extremists - holding the reins of power, most of them - even if they could see them - would ignore or dismiss the actions of such an individual, as dereliction of duty, and would immediately go ahead to get their first strike under way. I pray the situation does not occur again! Scary for sure. I can never understand why it is, mankind has to always find money, men and resources, to seek out or invent, more efficient ways to annihilate the world, whilst they, at the same time, look for other worlds in the Universe! Doubtless they would drop an atom or hydrogen bomb first, to ensure their arrival was noticed! I deplore the money, material and energy spent on weapons and needless defence, when there is a much greater need for humanitarian needs, going unfunded or neglected! As the song says: When will they ever learn?" Hope you are much improved? Fondest regards , Pauline and Denis. Bitterly cold spell sitting over us right now. Nothing to do outside. Ciao Denis.

on 1/17/2019 10:54:17 AM

A RIVER IS NOT MERE FLOWING WATER -- by Member: Drsudarsan Prasad, India -- added: 1/16/2019 7:35:29 PM

Denis Barter said:

Hi Drsudarsan, and an all encompassing write on a river and some, I repeat, some of its effects and aspects, , for there are many of such a river can inflict. Some are expected and universally accepted, whereas some surprise us with what their effect can inflict! From the first wellspring of water, bubbling from the bowels of the earth - already having travelled many miles, most likely - until they empty or cascade into the sea, a river leaves many marks upon the earth over and through which, it travels!! Some good: some bad: some completely unseen whilst other effects, cannot be ignored. Life giving and life taking, dependent upon the mood and its ebb and flow, even 'flood' as and when Mother Nature adds her fury to its waters, it is for me at least, always a source of pleasure, wonderment and speculation? Always a possible topic for poetry, for like life itself, it can be unpredictable and enjoyable. Calmly placid, or tumultuously disturbing! Certainly a source of memories we hold near and dear, for like life itself, although unpredictable, its effects can and do affect our lives each and every day. Fondest as always. Ciao Denis.

on 1/17/2019 10:35:00 AM

96th MUSKETEERS' TITLE CHALLENGE, RESPONSE TO RICHARD..EVERY HEART SINGS A SONG INCOMPLETE, UNTIL... -- by Member: Rita Singh, India -- added: 1/9/2019 11:01:59 PM

Marcia Schechinger said:

Rita a lovely poem of love and companionship, may 2019 bring you joy and prosperity! Hugs from the USA,, Marcia.

on 1/17/2019 10:05:57 AM

A RIVER IS NOT MERE FLOWING WATER -- by Member: Drsudarsan Prasad, India -- added: 1/16/2019 7:35:29 PM

Marcia Schechinger said:

Sudarsan a wonderful metaphoric poem of the beginning of life, the search of "jewels" and our own "river of time". Our world is a wonderment and we are small in the scheme of it all. And yet, we all are so important in keeping these waters moving.

on 1/17/2019 10:02:12 AM

OFF TOWARDS CITY -- by Member: Lee Emmett, Australia -- added: 1/17/2019 1:32:03 AM

Marcia Schechinger said:

Lee we do so worry about our friends, glad all is well. Hugs to you both!

on 1/17/2019 9:55:16 AM

FATHER-DAUGHTER CODE -- by Member: Lee Emmett, Australia -- added: 5/12/2008 11:48:46 AM

Lady Shaula Salathe said:

LOVE! x

on 1/17/2019 7:16:23 AM

A NEW BEGINNING -- by Member: Nancy Crossland, USA -- added: 1/15/2019 8:42:55 PM

Nancy Crossland said:

Many thanks dear Marcia. Your kindness has been steady and so valued through the years. Thank you for your thoughtful wishes and I too extend those to all our friends here on Voicesnet for a peaceful, healthy, and happy New Year! Fond regards dear Marcia to you and your family.

on 1/16/2019 10:55:30 PM

Lady bug poem, but ladies don't bug ok -- by Member: S.zaynub Kamoonpuri, Tanzania -- added: 1/5/2019 6:10:36 AM

John Williams said:

Hi Zay, very creative with lots of energy. Enjoyed !

on 1/16/2019 7:03:33 PM

"The Man who saved the World" -- by Member: Richard Gildea, UK -- added: 1/16/2019 5:47:19 AM

Chad Martinez said:

Wow! Great article Richard! Well done on the poetry as well. It is indeed a scary world with hackers and artificial intelligence soon to be running most systems on the planet! I hope everyone checks this out! 5 stars! CCM

on 1/16/2019 7:00:53 PM

Pink the Petals on the Rose -- by Member: Dwayne Rankin, USA -- added: 1/16/2019 7:28:49 AM

Dwayne Rankin said:

thanks so much Maria, sometimes a bit of spring is important in the midst of winter as something to look forward to.. so glad you found some sunshine with this one :D :D :D

on 1/16/2019 4:06:38 PM

Dear Lord...''Every heart sings a song Incomplete,until…" THE CRY OF A BARREN WOMAN -- by Member: peninnah ng'ang'a, Kenya -- added: 1/15/2019 2:19:30 AM

peninnah ng'ang'a said:

All thanks to you Richard!It has been so long since I have been this much inspired to write. Blessings to you too and keep on keeping on! We appreciate you and your gifted pen! Xoxo!!!Warm regards to you Aramis!!!

on 1/16/2019 11:26:26 AM

A HUMBLE PRAYER AND A FOND WISH! -- by Member: Drsudarsan Prasad, India -- added: 1/16/2019 12:06:55 AM

Marcia Schechinger said:

Sudarsan a beautiful prayer and an inspiring poem, to our God and savior, may He bless us all with an extraordinary fate. Thank you for your prayers and your kindness - may 2019 bring you health and prosperity!

on 1/16/2019 9:26:49 AM

Pink the Petals on the Rose -- by Member: Dwayne Rankin, USA -- added: 1/16/2019 7:28:49 AM

Marcia Schechinger said:

Dwayne a beautiful poem of the love and beauty that comes from such a lovely flower. It is a gloomy day here, you poem has lightened my mood. Thank You!

on 1/16/2019 9:22:06 AM

A NEW BEGINNING -- by Member: Nancy Crossland, USA -- added: 1/15/2019 8:42:55 PM

Marcia Schechinger said:

Nancy nicely written, yes "Hopes for the future One step; A new start". To you, my dearest Nancy, and all on VN, I hope and pray this is your best year ever! God Bless!

on 1/16/2019 9:18:54 AM

Where the ROSES NEVER DIE -- by Member: Elizabeth Trondsen, Canada -- added: 1/15/2019 6:48:06 PM

peninnah ng'ang'a said:

Oh no!Sorry for your loss dear Elizabeth.I wish our moms came in pairs because the ache and the void they leave is unbearable. May she always dance in that garden of roses... So sorry for your loss.

on 1/16/2019 6:36:51 AM