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/

August 2017 – Read the best of NEW Poetry

Read the best of NEW Poetry from around the world:

CROOKED SMILE, BY MS Ward
Poetry: Crooked Smile by MS WARD

OLD ORDER, by Rajnish Mishra
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/07/11/poetry-old-order-by-rajnish-mishra/

UNITED, by Poxymadmagpie
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/07/11/poetry-united-by-poxymadmagpie/

ORGINAL, by Heather Harrison
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/07/11/poetry-original-poem-by-heather-harrison/

GIVING UP, by Jaspreet Kaur
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/07/11/poetry-giving-up-by-jaspreet-kaur/

THE FALLEN SOLDIER, by Patrica Krull
Poetry: THE FALLEN SOLDIER by Patricia Krull

ADDICT, by Himanshu Pandit
Poetry: Addict by Himanshu Pandit

BEAUTY, by Ilias Foukis
Poetry: BEAUTY by ILIAS FOUKIS

CARTLOADS, by Sue Barnard
Poetry: CARTLOADS by Sue Barnard

BE BRAVE, by Felicia Smith
Poetry: BE BRAVE by Felicia Smith

I AM FREE, by Paul M. Onder
Poetry: I AM FREE TO LIVE by Paul M. Onder

BREAKING FAST, by Meredith Faulkner Sutton
Poetry: BREAKING FAST by Meredith Faulkner Sutton

April 2017 – Read the best of POEMS from around the world

Submit your POETRY to the festival today: http://www.festivalforpoetry.com/

CLICK the links and read the best of poems from around the world

BOAMORTE, by Juan Antonio Garcia
Boamorte, Poetry by Juan Antonio García

IMPERATIVES, by Divina Sobrepena
Imperatives, Poetry by Divina Sobrepeña

HALF PINTS, by Edward Michaels
Half pint’s, Poetry by Edward Michaels

AFTER THE WAR, by Miriam Beza
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/03/29/after-the-war-poetry-by-miriam-beza/

LEGENDARY, by Clara Pohlam
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/03/29/legendary-poetry-by-clara-pohlman/

SOUL FORSAKEN, by M. Arundel
Soul Forsaken, Poetry by M. Arundel

BIG FAMILY, by Caiubi Maranho
Big Family, Poetry by Caiubi Maranho

THE SONG OF THE SWORD, by BR Peabody
The Song of the Sword, Poetry by B R Peabody

BOTH SIDES OF THE FENCE, by Latonia Sears
Both Sides Of The Fence, Poetry by Latonia Sears

TERMINATORS, by David E. Gates
Terminators, Poetry by David Gates

I AM FROM THE 20TH CENTURY, by Miriam Beza
I AM FROM THE 20 CENTURY, Poetry by Miriam Beza

DISEASE S U, by Darrell Herbert
Disease S.U. , Poetry by Darrell Herbert

I DID IT ALL FOR YOU, by James Stordy
I did it all for you, Poetry by James Stordy

ADIEU MY SWEET, by Dr. Pan Gabrielides
Adieu my sweet…, Poetry by Dr. Pan Gabrielides

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/

Chess Piece, Poetry by Irene Mahanyu

 Genre: Betrayal

 

You play your game
And you call it fair
we’re basically hanging from chains
And all you do is stare?
you always seem to turn out as the victor
And you have it no other way

We stand In the image of chess pieces with every move you’ve already planned ahead
standing on your black and white board just waiting to be picked up again
Who’s to know whom you pick up next

You made us believe you were someone else
Someone special, someone true
We grew fond of you and you did to
Yet you chose to betray us and barely left us clues
But now you’ve finally revealed what’s true
With no warning we were left wondering what to do
Throw you away?
Play along?
All these questions of what to do!

The way you made us all look like fools
You left us running around in circles one after another
But you obviously made yourself the master
Is that what we always were to you?
Just some kids you could push around
Controlled us step by step each move thought of with grave detail afraid you’d slip up

The way you acted was so honest to the point that it was almost right
You played the part that you knew we would believe
The one that we could not catch out on
There was just no thoughts of it being you
No it was never you
Except it was..
One minor slip up
One mistake is all it took to turn your love into hate

Your game of riddles that you found entertaining is about to get a whole new twist
this time we’re in control
We’re the masters
With no one by your side
You’ll be left to do nothing but hide
So now a chess piece
Let’s just see how this plays out

 

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