May 2018 – Read the best of NEW POETRY from around the word:

Read the 11 best new poetry from around the world today:

ONE STEP AT A TIME, by Keturah C. Martin
Read Poem: ONE STEP AT A TIME, by Keturah C. Martin

Diabetes – you own it!!!, by Jason Andrews
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2018/05/01/read-poem-diabetes-you-own-it-by-jason-andrews/

CHILDHOOD IN THE 1960s, BYSTEVIE TURNER
Read Poem: CHILDHOOD IN THE 1960s, BY STEVIE TURNER

VISIONS WITHIN DREAMS, by Mike Maynard
Read Poem: VISIONS WITHIN DREAMS, by Mike Maynard

Off The Wall, by L.R.Johnson
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2018/05/01/read-poem-off-the-wall-by-l-r-johnson/

Courage, by Jonny Bustamante- Clarke
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2018/05/01/read-poem-courage-by-jonny-bustamante-clarke/

Murder By Appointment, by Morgan Evans
Read Poem: Murder By Appointment, by Morgan Evans

Living The Dream, by Michael Cleaves
Read Poem: Living The Dream, by Michael Cleaves

AFTER THE HIGHWAYMAN, by Cleveland W. Gibson
Read Poem: AFTER THE HIGHWAYMAN, by Cleveland W. Gibson

Butterfly flies away, by Oriada Dajko
Read Poem: Butterfly flies away, by Oriada Dajko

Why can’t I see God?, by Sparky McLaughlin
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2018/05/01/read-poem-why-cant-i-see-god-by-sparky-mclaughlin/

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April 2018 – Read the best of NEW Poetry from around the world.

Scroll through and read the best of NEW Poems from around the world today for April 2018:

A THOUGHT TO EXPERIENCE, by Andre Ariel
Read Poem: A THOUGHT TO EXPERIENCE, by Andre Ariel

DEATH DEATH DEATH, by Thala Abhimanyu Kumar S.
Read Poem: Death, Death and Death, by Thala Abhimanyu Kumar. S

UNDERSTOOD, by Maia Cuellar
Understood – A Poem by Maia Cuellar

CURSE COFFEE CUPS, by Andrew Green
Poetry Reading: Curse Coffee Cups, by Andrew Green

A PRAYER FORGOTTEN BUT ANSWERED, by Randy Peyser
Poetry Reading: A Prayer Forgotten But Answered, by Randy Peyser

HOW NEW SUMMER DAY, by Rishabh Parmar
Read Poem: Hot New Summer Day, by Rishabh Parmar

WET DREAMS, by Atandi Anyona
Read Poem: Wet Dreams, by Atandi Anyona

TUCK ME IN, by Ruthie B.
Tuck Me In, A poem by Ruthie B

LI SI BI FI FAC MAN, by John White
Read Poem: Li-si-bi-fi-fac-man, by John White

LISTEN, by Symonera Okwemba Simon
Read Poem: Listen, by Symonera (Okwemba Simon)

THE THINGS I LEARNED AS A BARTENDER, by Tricia McCallam
Read Poem: The Things I Learned as a Bartender, by Tricia McCallum

SOMETHING NEW, by Christina Crahall
Read Poem: Something New, by Christina Crahall

CANDLE IN THE WIND, by Bhavini Vijayanathan
Read Poetry: CANDLE IN THE WIND, by Bhavini Vijayanathan

STANDING IN THE EDGE OF THE CLIFF, by Pooja Rajesh
Read Poetry: STANDING IN THE EDGE OF THE CLIFF, by POOJA RAJESH

POETRY, by John Reyes
Read Poetry by John Reyes

DEAR ME, by Juan Mantilla
Read Poetry: Dear Me, by Juan Mantilla

FAMILIES ARE THE TREASURES OF HEAVEN, by G.B. Smith
Read Poetry: Families are the treasures of heaven, by G.B. Smith

THINK OF ME, by Romey Norton
Read Poetry: Think of me, by Romey Norton

BEGINNINGS MIDDLES AND ENDS: UNSPOEKN STORIES OF ONE, by Sarah Dlr
Read Poetry: Beginnings Middles and Ends: Unspoken Stories of One Story, by Sarah dlr

TREES, by Anwar Jaber
Read Poetry: TREES, by Anwar Jaber

WRATH, by Helen Haloulos
Read Poetry: WRATH, by Helen Haloulos

AURORA TRIPTYCH, by Frederick Fullerton
Read Poetry: Aurora Triptych, by Frederick Fullerton

I HEAR THE BELLS RINGING, by Larry Perkins
Read Poetry: I hear the bells ringing, by Larry Perkins

POETRY, by Lee Thompson III
Read Poetry by Gary Lee Thompson III

ON THE GATES OF HEAVEN, by Shahbaz Khan
Read Poetry: On The Gates Of “Heaven”, by Shahbaz Khan

WAS, by Claudia Wallace
Read Poetry: WAS…, by Claudia Wallace

THE AIR, by CS Jones
Read Poetry: THE AIR, by C.S. Jones

ALONE, by Stephanie Ann Annis
Read Poetry: ALONE, by Stephanie Ann Annis

SCALING, by Joan Livingston
Read Poetry: Scaling, by Joan Livingston

MORBID DECEIVER, by Bob Mazzei
Read Poetry: MORBID DECEIVER, by Bob Mazzei

NO. 16, by Dusan Gojkov
Read Poetry: № 16, by Dušan Gojkov

TRUTH, by Eftichia Kapardeli
Read Poetry: TRUTH, by Eftichia kapardeli

BITS AND PIECES, by Yegon Winston
Read Poetry: BiTs And PieCEs, by Yegon Winston

THERE IS ONE SHADOW, by Hanit Vairagi
Read Poetry: There is One Shadow, by Hanit Vairagi

TAKE NO MORE PRISONERS, by Joanne Macco
Read Poetry: Take No More Prisoners, by JoAnne Macco

ESSENTIAL, by Celeste De Wet
Read Poetry: Essential, by Celeste de Wet

WOOD IN THE RAIN, by Kevin Morris
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2018/03/17/read-poetry-wood-in-the-rain-by-kevin-morris/

August 2017 – Read best of NEW POETRY from around the world.

Read the best of new poets and their poetry for August 2017: 

I AM AFRAID, by Pam Lewis
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/08/03/read-poetry-i-am-afraid-by-pam-lewis/

ARE THE STILL THE SAME, by Sunil Sharma
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/08/03/read-poetry-are-they-still-the-same-by-sunil-sharma/

I EDIT MY LIFE, by Michael Lee Johnson
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/08/03/read-poetry-i-edit-my-life-by-michael-lee-johnson/

GRAIN OF CHOICE, by Patrick Turner Lee
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/08/03/read-poetry-grain-of-choice-by-patrick-turner-lee/

HEROIN, by Aylana St. Luce
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/08/03/read-poetry-heroin-by-aylana-st-luce/

SPELLBOOK, by Man of Action.
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/08/03/read-poetry-charmcasters-spellbook-by-man-of-action/

PUT ME TO SLEEP BEFORE IT COMES, by Sarah Francisco
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/08/03/read-poetry-put-me-to-sleep-before-it-comes-by-sarah-francisco/

DESERTS WATERMELON, by Kate Rauner
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/08/03/read-poetry-deserts-watermelon-by-kate-rauner/

THE TALE OF JIMMY NEVERBEE, by Michael Medlen
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/08/03/read-poetry-the-tale-of-jimmy-neverbee-by-michael-medlen/

AFTER THE END, by Samantha K. Collinson
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/08/03/read-poetry-after-the-end-by-samantha-k-collinson/

APEX, by David Samuel Neuer
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/08/03/read-poetry-apex-by-david-samuel-neuer/

FEEL WITH YOUR HEART, by Chasity McClellan
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/08/03/read-poetry-feel-with-your-heart-by-chasity-mcclellan/

MASTER OF DISGUISE, by Pino Hova
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/08/03/read-poetry-master-of-disguise-by-pino-hova/

AT NIGHT I PRAY, by Fabrian Christopher
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/08/03/read-poetry-at-night-i-pray-by-fabian-christopher/

BLOODSTREAM, by Chrystal Jumonville
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/08/03/read-poetry-bloodstream-by-chrystal-jumonville/

May 2017 – Read the best of NEW Poetry from around the world.

CLICK the links and read the best of poetry:

WHERE ROSES GROW, by Zainab F. Raza
https://festivalforpoetrydotcom.wordpress.com/2017/04/22/poetry-where-roses-grow-by-zainab-f-raza/

THE BALLAD OF JOHNNY RAY SIXPACK, by John Ervin
Poetry: THE BALLAD OF JOHNNY RAY SIXPACK by John Ervin

THE LIGHT SHINES BRIGHTEST IN THE DARK, by Shenita Etwaroo
Poetry: The Light Shines Brightest In the Dark By Shenita Etwaroo

IN THE STARS, by Marcus G. Taylor
Poem: In the Stars, by Marcus G. Taylor

MY PANIC LIFE, by Amanda Beyer
Poem: My Panic Life, by Amanda Beyer

INNERPEACE, by Anthony Yandell
Poem: Innerpeace by Anthony Yandell

I CLOSE MY EYES, by Anjum Wasim Dar
Poem: I Close My Eyes To See, by Anjum Wasim Dar

ROMANCE, by Peter J. Frady
Poem: Romance, by Peter J. Frady

LOVING WITH AN ARRHYTHMIA, by J. Nacalaban
Poem: Loving with an Arrhythmia, by J. NACALABAN

THE CYCLE, by Cheron Turnley
Poem: The Cycle, by Cheron Turnley

JUST A PIECE, by Nittystan
Poem: JUST A PIECE, by Nittystan

LOVED DARK AND WASN’T SAD, by Tanvi Sareen
Poem: Loved Dark and Wasn’t Sad, by Tanvi Sareen

DIAPER BAG, by Kimmy Alan
Poem: Diaper Bag, by Kimmy Alan

The Street I Lived, Poetry by Chey Laine

 Genre: Life, Society, Dark, True Story, People

In the brilliance of the night
screaming believers rage the streets of plenty
looking for holes in hope
needles and thread they carry in the plenty
band aids won’t help here ~ friends
there’s more than enough of the ill and the lost to live on
and here with the wheelers and dealers
the screaming believers and do gooders’ and not so good at doing much
Is someones little taste of paradise
thats all gone to shit

Down here with the lost and ill chills
There’s a taste for lost souls
Where the angels fly close to the ground
many a feather seen found
being worn in one of the lost crowns
For they are all Kings and Queens here

From times of once before and could have been and dreams
Yes dreams ~ There are dreamers here
those that will forever be lost in a dream
Mostly its nightmares and fallen frowns
that now blanket over once upon a time smiles

Here the smudged out blackbird eyes wear misery
thats been stubbed out like a coal butt
burnt down to its filter
to suck up the grease and shit off the street

Such is the movements of notes here
Conducted by the skinned boned pimps
that smile with croc teeth
hungry for fresh meat

Here is my street
here is where I was found
in the lost and found
here is where I lived my youth
taken by the smile of croc teeth
here is the place where I dreamed of escape
and lived nightmares
here is the place I will sometimes return
to remind me
life is priceless
dreams
can
come true
to get out
mine came with a price

Loss of life
the sentence
to carry for the term of my life

By @beezknez aka beezlaine on Twitter
Kind Regards Chey Laine off Twitter :))
 

 

 

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Deadline: FREE POETRY Festival – Get your poem made into a MOVIE and seen by 1000s. Three options to submit:
http://www.wildsound.ca/poetrycontest.html

Watch Poetry performance readings:

Watch Poetry made into Movies:

I am just in case, Poetry by Callie Kamanitz

 Genre: Personality

I am a cat lover
A brunette covered
Head with bright and shiny thoughts.
I am an older sister
I am a never misser
Until I do.
I am a giver
From a mom who shivers
For me so I don’t have to worry
But I do anyways.
I am attention seeking
Pretending that peeking
From behind the curtains makes me nervous
Because I think it should.
I am an open book
But only when you look
To take off the dust cover.
I like to hide
But more to seek
Because hiding results in loss
And you can only win when searching.
I am searching abroad
For the endless applause
That I pretend means nothing
Because it should
But it means everything to me.
I am a baker, not a cook
Hidden far into the nook
Of unfinished projects bluffing perfection
Because unfinished is just an
F in the end.
I am just a mess
Who happens to be best dressed
For the label of success
I am a pretender
Who can only begin
When the curtains close
And the performance really starts.
I am a redeemer
From coupon codes to
Emotions wrapped within
The chains of a murderer.
I am innocence
Born from maturity
Unknown to most
Known well to few
Fully to none.
I am exploring the uncharted
As long as the uncharted is understood.
I am taking risks
As long as the risks are safe.
I am a contradiction
Wrapped up in a neat little bow
With so many atoms moving at once
No one can tell they are moving at all.
I am selfless
And not magnanimous
I am priceless
And not worth it
I am the whispers in the morning
And the screams in the night.
They both say the same thing.
The windows brings the whispers
The steam brings the screams.
They both say the same thing.
Bolstered by the cacophony of
Mellow melodies
Picked just for me- how fitting
That I choose to break.
For most, breaking is the event, mending is the choice
I choose to break and mending is a concert full of
People and interaction and light
That I put off and wait to be invited to
But my friends aren’t interested in that band
And I don’t care enough to seem them live.
I am the earth
Impacted by the storm, wind, fire
But not by the earthquakes
Because I made them and I know they
Can’t do too much
Even if they can.
I am a yearbook
Opened when someone gets lonely
And reminisces about how good it was
And how much they miss it
I am the hour hand on a clock
Often mistaken for the famous minute
Only noticed when someone wastes time
But always around just in case.
I am the fire extinguisher in an ocean
I am the band-aid in an operating room
I am the just in case never needed.

 

 

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Deadline: FREE POETRY Festival – Get your poem made into a MOVIE and seen by 1000s. Three options to submit:
http://www.wildsound.ca/poetrycontest.html

Watch Poetry performance readings:

Watch Poetry made into Movies:

February 2017 – Read the best of NEW POETRY from around the world.

Read NEW poem from poets from around the world for the month of February 2017. The best of new talent online today: 

SHE CRIES, by Odonko Ba
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/01/30/she-cries-alone-poetry-by-odonko-ba/

HEARTBREAK, by Shalana Pace
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/01/30/heartbreak-poetry-by-shalana-pace/

LOST, by Grim Angel
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/01/30/lost-poetry-by-grim-angel/

WHAT IF, by Cindi Walton
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/01/30/what-if-poetry-by-cindi-walton/

CONNEMARA, by Christine Emmert
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/01/30/connemara-poetry-by-christine-emmert/

PARALYSIS, by A Mara Prose Poem
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/01/30/paralysis-a-mara-prose-poem/

DEAR PAIGEY, by Astroleuth the Poet
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/01/30/dear-paigey-by-astroleuth-the-poet/

FOREVER, by George W. Knox
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/01/30/forever-poetry-by-george-w-knox/

CODA, by Forrest Jamie
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/01/30/coda-poetry-by-forrest-jamie/

HOW TO KILL YOURSELF, by Emma Miles
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/01/30/how-to-kill-yourself-poetry-by-emma-miles/

THEY ALWAYS BITE THE HAND THAT FEEDS THEM, by Sofia Kioroglou
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/01/30/they-always-bite-the-hand-that-feeds-them-poetry-by-sofia-kioroglou/

ENJOY, by Guillermo Rocha
https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2017/01/30/enjoy-poetry-by-guillermo-rocha/

HAPPY, by Samrat Rudra
https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2017/01/30/happy-poetry-by-samrat-rudra/