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/

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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/

Happy, Poetry by Samrat Rudra

Genre: hurt, dark, death, sad

—–

 When I was happy
I didn’t bother to care
that people are dying, orphans are crying
I satisfied that I am here…

Here so happy and cherish and good
But still I wish for more,
But what about the beggars on street
or people who died ashore..

I am so happy but still I am crying
that so much I didn’t get
Think about the soldiers who die
Their funerals don’t have a bed

Blood is shed, sacrifices made
It’s how they leave their loved
So when I compare them with my life
I am happy and its not so hard…

 

 

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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:

PART 2: January 2017 – Read the best of NEW Poetry from around the world

Submit your POETRY for FREE at the Festival for POETRY: https://festivalforpoetry.com

CLICK the LINKS and read the best of poetry: 

LAMENT FOR CILL AIRNE, by Tom Roche
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/01/17/lament-for-cill-airne-poetry-by-tom-roche/

MAGNET EFFECT, by Jellian Nacalaban
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/01/17/magnet-effect-poetry-by-jellian-nacalaban/

GESTURES, by Tuoyo Palmer
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/01/17/gestures-poetry-by-tuoyo-palmer/

MISSING HOME, by Anyasi Ray
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/01/17/missing-home-poetry-by-anyasi-ray/

DREAM, by Mary Freericks
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/01/17/dream-poetry-by-mary-freericks/

A JUMBLED UP MESS, by Krystle Nicole Martin
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/01/17/a-jumbled-up-mess-poetry-by-krystle-nicole-martin/

DEATH BOUTIQUE, by Lionel Walfish
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/01/17/death-boutique-poetry-by-lionel-walfish/

THE ROSE, by Psizan
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/01/17/the-rose-poetry-by-psizan/

IN MEMORY OF 2016, by Felicia L. Smith
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/01/17/in-memory-of-2016-poetry-by-felicia-l-smith/

THE SECOND CUP, by Michael Westcombe
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/01/17/the-second-cup-poetry-by-michael-westcombe/

I AM LOVES FOOL, by Aleck Miranda
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/01/17/i-am-loves-fool-poetry-by-aleck-miranda/

WHEN I HEARD THE ANKLETS CHIME, by Navoil Chatterjee
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/01/17/when-i-heard-the-anklets-chime-poetry-by-navonil-chatterjee/

GANESH OR DUMBO, by Damian Corcoran
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/01/17/ganesh-or-dumbo-poetry-by-damian-corcoran/

BROKEN, by Austin Thomas
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/01/17/broken-poetry-by-austin-thomas/

MR. FACADE, by Esther Oyebode
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/01/17/mr-facade-poetry-by-esther-oyebode/

I’M NO POET, by Kuhle Sikota
http://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/01/17/im-no-poet-poetry-by-kuhle-sikota/

BETTING, by Agbaakin O. Jeremiah
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/01/17/betting-poetry-by-agbaakin-o-jeremiah/

FIDDLERS NECK, by Stacey Lynn Patterson
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/01/17/fiddlers-neck-poetry-by-stacey-lynn-patterson/