Opposites Do Attract Quite Well
When I am climbing up, you are stepping down.
When I am awfully hot, you are terribly cold.
When I am at peace, you are at war.
When I need silence, you need to talk.
When I say, "let's sing," you say, "let's pray."
When I choose the color purple, you select the color blue.
When I want a sandwich, you desire a full meal.
When I vote Democrats, you vote Republicans.
For when I need someone to listen, you are always there.
When I achieve a goal, you bask in my success.
When you wake up in the morning, I am there with a warm kiss.
When I am home alone, you call to check on me.
Rev. Saundra L. Washington, is an ordained clergywoman, social worker, and Founder of AMEN Ministries, http://www.clergyservices4u.org. She is also the author of two coffee table books: Room Beneath the Snow, Poems that Preach and Negative Disturbances, Homilies that Teach.
There are many times I set upbarriers and walls,invisible unless you come too close,And then you hit them.
Like a cat I slumber, blissfully unencumbered,Through eighty per cent of my allotted span,Occasionally awoken, when dissent is spoken,And I invent another cunning five year plan,Lately it was pensions, that were being mentioned,So I borrowed from the French and Robespierre,Scrap all that went before, saved by tooth and claw,And let my all equal Citizens appear,Currently it is time, for me to be in my prime,For there is another election looming,I have to appear sincere, for part of this coming year,And assure everyone that everything is booming,Never mind strict quotas, Ive imported multitudes of voters,And told them which party let them stay,Though Ive rigged the postal vote, and defamed everyone of note,You never know what might happen on the day.
Do not be afraid to shine.This world needs what you have to give.Open up the areas of your being;expose them to yourself - to others.You are valuable.You are unique.You have much to give.Do not be afraid to give it.
Lamenting Poetic Moods [six Poems]
Advance: in Mr. Siluk's poetry one finds symbolist values, sensuous impressions; verbal magic and even childish jingles; at times the popular 8-syllable verse (ballad metre). Free verse, with lamenting poetic moods, even satire (poems inside-out). Here are a few more of his recently written poems. Rosa Peņaloza.
The Exit Poems [Iron and Fire & No Heroes]
The Exit Poems [And Socrates]
Lima, City with the Stretched out Wings [In English and Spanish]
Lima, City with the Stretched out Wings
I Shall Wait...
I Shall Wait..
Ocean Heal Me
Ocean Heal Me
Burning Autumn Leaves [a poem in Spanish and English]
Burning Autumn Leaves[1950s in St. Paul, Minnesota]
The Poets Corner [Three Poems with a review]
The Poet's Corner[Three poem/ see review of poetry under the poems]
Famous Poets Quotations - Top 30 Poetry Quotations by Famous Poets
I AM SO GRATEFUL for simpler times.Stores were closed on Sundays,TV shows seemed to make more sense,Family members spent ample time with each other,And people were valued more than things.
Give Me a Lily Pad & The Continuum [two Poems]
What can I do to keep this world in its orbital spin?I gave up trying to win the hearts of the many-.Throw the meat-balls against the wall, stop, stop!!Trying to make them spin, like God did in the heavens!
In the Mountans of Haiti [A Poem: in English and Spanish]
In the Mountains of Haiti
A Dose of Laughter
I'm not well. Can't you tell? Kinda low, so,give me a dose of laughter.
Sleep, Dreams, and a Poem
The Incubus' Flash-light
As I picked up some of the polished gemstones in the rock store I began to think about what the stones looked like before they were polished. The store had several rocks on display showing the before and after and I realized that unless you knew what you were looking for, you could easily pass by a valuable gemstone. I also thought about how many times we pass by someone because they look "ordinary" and what we might be missing because we don't get to know their "inner person". Thus this poem.
For My Mother
I cannot bear to thinkof when you will be gone.
Three Sweet Poems, and Two Not So Sweet [now in: SPANISH and English]
1) End Poem
I WANTED TO SAY IT WITH A BUNCH OF FLOWERS A CARD WOULD HAVE SUFFICED.
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