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

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December 2016 – Read the best of NEW POETRY from around the world

Go to http://www.festivalforpoetry.com and submit your poem for free.

Read the best of new poetry from poets from around the world:

LADY MARIE, by Matthias Pantaleon
https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2016/12/13/lady-maria-poetry-by-matthias-pantaleon/

CHEES PIECE, by Irene Mahanyu
https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2016/12/13/chess-piece-poetry-by-irene-mahanyu/

THE FACE OF GOD, by Deborah Johnson
The Face of God, Poetry by Deborah Johnson

THE JOURNEY HOME, by Tyson Cantrell
The Journey Home, Poetry by Tyson Cantrell

IT IS I, by Daniel Franco
It Is I, Poetry by Daniel Franco

STILL THOUGHTS, by Jade Cecilia Macauley
Still Thoughts, Poetry by Jade Cecilia Macauley

GONE, by Heather Bryant
Gone, Poetry by Heather Bryant

WHY, by David Mayall
Why?, Poetry by David Mayall

SATAN AND HIS FORBIDDEN ISLAND, by Aziz Alkaabi
Satan and his forbidden island, Poetry by Aziz Alkaabi

A BALEFUL BANISHMENT, by Sujoy Bhattacharya
A baleful banishment, Poetry by Sujoy Bhattacharya

THE VOICE, by Tabitha Ashley
The Voice, Poetry by Tabith’Ashley

THE SEMPITERNAL SAPPHIRE, by Sohinee Dey
The Sempiternal Sapphire, Poetry by Sohinee Dey

THE BATTLE, by Glen Hill
The Battle, Poetry by Glen Hill

 WHEN THE MOON SLEPT, Poetry by Akinkunmi Adewumi

Genre: Life, Society

 WHEN THE MOON SLEPT by Akinkunmi Adewumi

The moon slept,
But we were awaken to Hunger,
We groan and groan,
We wrestle and wrestle,
Our left hands on our aching stomachs
Writhing in agony inflicted by Hunger.

At the first cock crow,
That Sleep already stole our night,
One of us after the other,
We slept like horses,
Wherever sleep caught us,
On our lame arm chair,
Our wrinkled skinned mat,
Until the sun rescued us from the
captivity of the night.

We woke to another episode of hunger,
Another conflict,
Another climax-
Where is mama?
Her clothes are gone,
She is not in the kitchen,
Not in the neighbourhood,
Her photographs gone,
Her sore memory dawn
On our vision…

Bolanle, now 13,
Spits litres of saliva every minute,
Her stomach as round as a tortoise’s back,
Bunmi,
chameleons motels every night,
She wears men like clothes,
Papa can drink
Lucifer’s urine…
Papa can impregnate the moon,
If she were in a wrapper.

SHORT BIO OF THE WRITER

Ogunleke Adekunle Emmanuel also goes by the pseudonym Akinkunmi Adewumi. He is a writer and a poet. He was a runner up of Prof. Gbemisola Adeoti’s poetry prize, Dr. Isiaka Aliagan literary prize. He runs and publishes his works in http://www.penpays.wordpress.com. He believes words can change the world the same words were used to create the world…

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

WATCH this month’s poetry readings performed by professional actors:
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/may_2015_poetry_readings.html

Watch Recent Poetry Readings:

Watch Previous Poems turned into movies:

October 2016: Read the best of NEW Poetry from around the world:

Submit your POETRY for FREE to the festival: https://festivalforpoetry.com/

Read the best of NEW Poetry:

I AM POETRY, by Allyson Olivia
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/09/17/i-am-poetry-by-allyson-olivia/

DREAMS AND REALITY, by Natalia Gorbunova
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/09/17/dreams-and-reality-poetry-by-natalia-gorbunova-spain/

YESTERDAY TODAY TOMORROW, by Eve Noel
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/09/17/yesterday-today-tomorrow-poetry-by-eve-noel/

THE FRACTAL DEBRIS, by Keefe RD
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/09/17/the-fractal-debris-poetry-by-keefe-r-d/

RUN, by LA Shan Know
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/09/17/run-poetry-by-la-shan-knox/

SUNDAY NIGHT SERVICE, by Carla Fox
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/09/17/sunday-night-service-poetry-by-carla-fox/

CAGED BIRD, by Khalid
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/09/17/caged-bird-poetry-by-khalid/

SURROUNDED BY LAND, by Bernadette Perez
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/09/17/surrounded-by-land-poetry-by-bernadette-perez/

DATING LESSON, by Marcie Tau
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/09/17/dating-lesson-poetry-by-marcie-tau/

GRAVITY, by Melody Wilson
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/09/17/gravity-poetry-by-melody-wilson/

TRIUMPH OF LOVE, by Juan Antonio Garcia
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/09/17/triumph-of-love-poetry-by-juan-antonio-garcia/

DO NOT COME HOME, by Michael Ace
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/09/17/do-not-come-home-poetry-by-micheal-ace/

I AM HERE TO TELL YOU, by Kris
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/09/17/i-am-here-to-tell-you-poetry-by-kris/

THE GIFT, by Jo Anne Kennedy
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/09/17/the-gift-poetry-by-jo-anne-kennedy/

OH BEAUTY BEAUTY, by Caitlin Dwight
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/09/17/oh-beauty-beauty-poetry-by-caitlin-dwight/

SOULFUL WISH, by Lalwani Ashok
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/09/17/soulful-wish-poetry-by-lalwani-ashok/

MY DEMONS, by Nadia Caballero
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/09/17/my-demons-poetry-by-nadia-caballero/

MY DAUGHTER MY DELIGHT, by Khan Mohd
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/09/17/my-daughter-my-delight-poetry-by-khan-mohd/

R I P WILLIAM, by Vashaun D. Baker
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/09/17/r-i-p-william-poetry-by-vashaun-d-baker/

BRAVOBRAINBRAVO, by Iiafiam Immortal
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/09/17/bravobrainbravo-poetry-by-iiafiam-immortal/

SEX AT ITS FINEST, by HonestlyFrank
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/09/17/sex-at-its-finest-poetry-by-honestlyfrank/

3 SONS, by Natalia Mwananshiku
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/09/17/3-sons-poetry-by-natalia-mwananshiku/

THE WORLD IS A STAGE, by Kila Price
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/09/17/the-world-is-a-stage-poetry-by-kila-price/

THE WORLDS GONE MAD, by Kevin Short
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/09/17/the-worlds-gone-mad-poetry-by-kevin-short/

REST IN PEACE NIRBHAYA WE WILL NOT, by Sinjini Sengupta
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/09/17/rest-in-peace-nirbhaya-we-will-not-poetry-by-sinjini-sengupta/

THE ART OF LIVING LIFE, by Marie Catalan
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/09/17/the-art-of-living-life-poetry-by-marie-catalan/

LITTLE JOY ETERNAL JOY, by Inna Aomi Sumi
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/09/17/little-joy-eternal-joy-poetry-by-inna-aomi-sumi/

WHEN, by Abdulkadir Abdulrahim
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/09/17/when-poetry-by-abdulkadir-abdulrahim/

OUR WORLD, by Roderick Dupress
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/09/17/our-world-poetry-by-roderick-dupree/

THE DEAD, by Lekan Malik
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/09/17/the-dead-poetry-by-lekan-malik/

SOCIETY, by Stuart Moore
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/09/17/society-poetry-by-stuart-moore/

QUESTIONS, by Anne Sophie Cabaret
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/09/17/questions-poetry-by-anne-sophie-cabaret/

ONE LAST DAY, by Barbara Hunt
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/09/17/one-last-day-poetry-by-barbara-hunt/

July 2016 – READ best of NEW Poetry from all over the world.

Submit your poetry to the festival today: https://festivalforpoetry.com

READ best of NEW Poetry 

FUCK UP, by Keshia L. Nowden
https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2016/07/23/fuck-up-poetry-keshia-l-nowden/

UNTITLED, by Renee Michelle Christian
https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2016/07/23/untitled-poetry-by-renee-michelle-christian/

FALLING IN LOVE, by MLaure
https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2016/07/23/falling-in-love-poetry-by-mlaure-2/

HIS MELODIC APOLOGIES, by Forrest Jamie
https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2016/07/23/his-melodic-apologies-poetry-by-forrest-jamie/

MY KING, by Nissi Odewumi
https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2016/07/23/my-king-poetry-nissi-odewumi/

FOR CREATIVITY, by Tofunmi Kupoluyi
https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2016/07/23/for-creativity-poetry-tofunmi-kupoluyi/

DO YOU KNOW WHAT LOVE IS, by Marcelo Moraes Caetano
https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2016/07/23/do-you-know-what-love-is-poetry-by-marcelo-moraes-caetano/

A BLACK WOMEN PLEA, by Latonia Sears
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/07/23/a-black-women-plea-poetry-by-latonia-sears/

BLOOD OF MY BLOOD, by Anubhuti Gupta
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/07/23/blood-of-my-blood-poetry-by-anubhuti-gupta/

EMERALD HEART, by Barbara Hunt
http://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/07/23/emerald-heart-poetry-by-barbara-hunt/

DECISIONS DECISIONS, by Marcus J. King
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/07/23/decisions-decisions-poetry-by-marcus-j-king/

FROM WITHIN HER RIB CAGES, by J. Liethers
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/07/23/from-within-her-rib-cages-poetry-by-j-liethers/

GRANDMAS LOVE, by Poetic Gurl Janet M.
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/07/23/grandmas-love-poetry-by-poetic-gurl-janet-m/

AT NIGHT, by Anton M. Rojkov
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/07/24/at-night-poetry-by-anton-m-rojkov/

TOUCHED, by Terry Hart
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/07/24/touched-poetry-by-terry-hart/

PLASTIC SUCULENT, by Chase Morris
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/07/24/plastic-succulent-poetry-by-chase-morris/

Charlie The Mouse, Poetry by Margaret Robertson

Genre: Rhyme, Family, Funny

Charlie The Mouse by Margaret Robertson

 

My name is Charlie and I’m a little mouse

I live behind the skirting board in a posh house

I loved living here it was my dream

Until the lady saw me and began to scream

She tried to hit me with her shoe

Her language made the air turn blue

Escaping within an inch of my life

What a really loathsome wife

I was nearly speared with her heel

That would have made me really squeal

The man almost splattered me with his bat

Now he’s set up a baited trap

They really think I’m Dolly Dimple

Sorry folk I’m not that simple

I’m now hiding under the floor

I’ve decided I cannot take any more

I don’t know why they want me dead

All I do is nibble their bread

Soon I’ll be looking for a new house

Then I can be a happy little mouse.

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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:

The Man, Poetry by Edward Matyja

Poetry: DARK, FAMILY, FEAR, HURT, PAINFUL, RHYME, and SAD.

The Man by Edward Matyja

Pills.

He took a plethora of pills.

A provided, pompous, plethora of pills being popped every day without stop. Properly placing the provided, pompous, plethora of petite, purple pills into his palm, and then popping them down his throat. He does it blindly, hoping in some way it will take away the pain. Maybe it does, and maybe it doesn’t. Only he knows the truth. Who am I to speak for him?

Alone inside is his constant state of mind; sublime at times, but otherwise…dead. End of sentence, but not of his. Damned with this disease, more than just his fight, but his family’s too. If he could only get the goddamn courage to tell them. Only he knows the truth. Who am I to speak for him?

Eat, sleep, chemo was all he seemed to know how to do. Thinning hair everywhere is when everyone got scared. When his silent, inner screams couldn’t be suppressed by the music he’d blare into his ears, with the headphones he’d wear. He’s scared, but only he knows the truth. Who am I to speak for him?

Drugs. A last resort for which he did not fall short. Hand written prescriptions became full-fledged addictions. A little glass “pipe” with a vertically bowed crater at the end, filled with a taupe-coloured dry plant slowly became his best friend. He would light it up, and pray to feel it burn away his pain for once. Instead, it just clouded the room in a thick, white shroud of regret. The cloud then became a smokestack of throwbacks, throwing his mind all out of whack. Then he broke. He could no longer take the stress, and became a recluse with a life derived of refuse, making it harder to connect. Who am I to speak for him?

I wish I could say there was more to this man than his struggles, his faults, but that is all that is apparent to me; it’s all I know and see. Who am I to speak for him?
I wish I knew more about this man I so humbly stumble my words over, but alas, my luck is that of a petrified four-leaf clover. Sometimes I feel like I’m in the wrong lane in this sick game we all play because this man contributed to half of my DNA, and I don’t even know his middle name; only about his pain.
But,

Who am I to speak for him?

Hell, I think I should be able to speak for my own father.

 

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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: