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Calling all Creative Minds/Poets/Artists to a poetic collaboration – “Once more”

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poetry and image copyright neha 2018

 

Hello Everyone,

As we wrap up spring and head towards summer, I thought I would do another collaboration. We all have times when we wish for one more moment, one more second, one more song, just once more and this collaboration is on that theme. If you haven’t participated in any of my previous collaborations before, you can see an example via this link. Everyone is welcome to participate and I will add your contribution in the order they are posted. You can post your piece in the comment, please ensure to post the actual text not just a link in order to be considered. You can post multiple times. Hateful language will not be tolerated and will be promptly removed if posted. The collaboration will be open until 10 pm MST June 30, 2018. As usual, I will start it off, and I hope many of you will join me in making this yet another beautiful collaborative effort!

 

When the moon hangs low,
And you let go,
of the restraints in the heart…
finding magic,
in the distant glow
of the stars,
lost in nostalgia, once more.

poetry copyright neha 2018 – forgottenmeadows.wordpress.com

 

flickering candle
glow

slow night
go

.

sight

poetry copyright danialtijuana.wordpress.com

 

 

Rediscovering love.

Hold me closer once again,
gently wrapped in your embrace,
under the starry sky
where once we stood
enchanted by the playful tunes of spring music
and the soulful rhythm of oceanic waves.
Let’s once again,
delve into the rhymes of oneness and warmth,
for in poetry we will rediscover
the lost fragments of our love —  
a love that is sealed for eternity. 

Copyright © SN (Literature and Art) shrutyn.wordpress.com

 

 

Rays of sunlight
Kiss the mountains below
Spring says, “follow me”
Has summer, in tow

Warmer days ahead
Once more, we sigh
As the season changes
In the blink of an eye

©2018 Dorinda Duclos All Rights Reserved – https://dorindaduclos.com

 

 

When there is plenty of time
Who cares about a minute
But how precious is a single moment
An embrace
Another touch of a hand
Only one more kiss
When the one you love is out of sight
And there is plenty of time
Between the both of you

erikakind.me

 

 

What can I say?

Looks like it was the best decision I ever made

To be with you

To share my happiness with you

And also my sadness

I never knew I could be this happy

When there was a time darkness was the only thing

I was able to see

You came into the darkness

With hope in your eyes

And the belief I never had

You went through the darkness for me

You did everything to keep me happy

And you won

You changed my life

In words I cannot describe

Our bond gets stronger

Day by day

My love for you doubles

And so does trust

I’m so glad you came into my life

Your presence has that soothing,calm feeling, that only a home has.

I can’t get enough of you

I want to love you inside out

I cannot imagine being away from you

I now understand what poets wrote in their poems

What actors tried to do in the love stories

I understand

I understand everything now.

 

The loss

Why?

Why is the world so unfair

Just when everything was falling into place,

Just when I was about to do something right,

Just when my mind was going to believe

That world is a good place after all,

It broke.

My heart broke.

My hopes were gone.

My dreams were shattered..

My mind has now turned into a dark place,

No sunshine

No hopes for a better future.

Only a demon inside.

Spreading his arms

It’s embracing my heart

Which once had a tiny ray of hope

But this hope was gone,

Was vanished

At the blink of an eye,

Because he touched it.

It’s a cruel place,

Making cruel actions

Not anyone else’s loss,

But mine.

Only mine.

It will be forever be mine

The loss.

The loss.

http://screble.wordpress.com

 

 

 

I’d like to hold on
This moment
When you wake up and smile
When your skin touch my skin
When your sleepy eyes find it hard
To adjust to daylight
When you rest between my arms
Peaceful, serene and calm
I’d like to hold on
These precious minutes
Mother and son bonding time

poetry copyright mahshiandmarshmallow.wordpress.com

 

 

I blow you a kiss
into the dream ridden mist
caressing the touch
we share no more

Tears tease my lips
as your soul takes a sip
my bleeding heart overflows
Together, once more

poetry copyright amberangst

 

 

What About Me?

She’s smart, she’s fair, she’s pretty,
But what about me?

She’s handy, she’s skillful, she’s artsy,
But what about me?

She’s perfect, she has it all,
Never would you ever see her fall.

But what about me?
What about me?

What about the girl who barely sleeps?
The one who in silence cries and weeps?

Fakes a smile, a giggle, a laugh,
Every day living her life a bluff.

Underneath that mask a broken soul cries,
Help me, save me, I don’t want to die!

Despite so upon her words she chocked,
Letter per letter she stumbled yet bellowed.

Gasped for air, failed to respire,
Drowning in water, burning in fire.

Her plea for mercy was left disregarded,
Concealed beneath a cloak, remained undetected.

Overshadowed by the smart, the perfect, the pretty,
Left with a question on her lips, what about me?

poetry copyright –https://immyyzz.wordpress.com

 

 

When you bath in that silvery moonlight
it slowly imbues you
with its ambrosial touch
so divine
when all the pain and anguish
get stripped off from your soul
you are again born as nubile
once more

poetry copyright meghasworldsite.wordpress.com

 

 

Once more, we become one

Penning our thoughts and words,

Watch them flow seamlessly

Through this conduit, we call poetry.

Fortunately or unfortunately,

It will take this and probably, many more pieces

Before they put it all together and see

That the life we weave far bypasses

The containment of Earth’s narrative.

– O.D. ©2018 – https://originaldante.com/

 

 

Just once more
To feel your heart
Beating close
Sharing an ocean gaze
One more second
To hold hands tightly clasped
One more moment
To just be
Us

syl65.wordpress.com

 

me and you ..
are all together..
just keep few things in mind..

if you are heartbroken, its fine
if you cry, its all fine

but
never trust them again.
just cry in the heavy rain..
and yes,
never love them again..
all you will get is pain…

pj5126.wordpress.com

 

 

Does she know
How lucky she is
To be loved by a man
More gentle, more compassionate, more selfless
Than any man born of woman—
Does she know?
Can she see
What he endures at her hand—
Apathy, neglect, ingratitude,
Assuming he will always be there for her?
And he will
Because he loves her
With a love she does not deserve.
Does she know?

Does she know
How much I love him,
And how I long once more to stand
Before him, take him in my arms at last, and fill the void,
Make him the center of my universe—
Does she know?
Would she change if she could see
How she has left him unprotected?
Though he never will betray her,
Nor could I demand it of him,
For to yield to selfish pleasures
Would be to fail.
Love never fails.
Does she know?

Copyright © 2018 Abigail Gronway https://darksideofthemoon583.com/

 

 

 

If i could change things

I just wanted a place to stay
And when i rethink of it i never chose to stay here with you
You are still my favorite human and i still try to show you even when you leave me outside without a warm blanket in the rain

If i could change things i would be in that chair beside the chimney
I would stand on my back hinds and talk superiorly
If i could change things i would leave you to starve when i get drunk and angry
I would stop cleaning your pen at will

If i could change things i would sell your babies or kill them for my meal daily
I would make you feel what i feel when i know the slaughtere’s car is the one waiting for me
If i could change things i would call you names when you hurt me mistakenly
I would raise that whip, make you cry and obey me submissively
I would cage you, separate you from your family
You would know what it is to be called Animal

poetry copyright Winniefred Frederica Gbemuotor

 

 

 

EVERYDAY IS A DIFFERENT DAY

The sun rise every day, the sun sets everyday
we wake up every day, we sleep everyday
everyday is a different day
but there’s so many of similarities in everyday
every day we breath, every day we cease
every day we please
we please to get what we need, to do what we want
we fight every day from the world,
from ourselves
sometimes we accentuate ourselves
sometimes we conceal ourselves
it’s a long road,
we could win, we could loose
increment and decrement can happen everyday
and every day we are different
we are something which we had never been
we have what we didn’t have
from the sunlight to moonlight
maybe, the breeze blows us away
everyday we do so much similar
but we are different everyday
everyday is a different day

poetry copyright http248447595.wordpress.com

 

 

 

Severed Ties

Summer kissed my lips
the wind is naughty
signaling lazy clouds
and I drift off to a place
where peace leads the way

You are thought of–
your face sneaks its way into
my world and I
remember the yearning of
loving harder than LOVE
will allow

A bittersweet dream
fateful enemies, lost lovers
on a sea of forgetful tides
I pray to see those luring eyes
whisk me back into your realm
once more

-Tremaine L. Loadholt/2018
https://acorneredgurl.com

 

 

 

Obligations tore us asunder
Never at fault, always at first
Cleverly set at almost
Every opening a not quite

More than once more
Of a chance we never got
Remorse for choice taken away, for
Each ‘yes’ we weren’t able to say

Jessie Gutierrez
https://redstringpapercuts.com/

 

 

Once More in the Nature’s Lap

The wind blowing my hair,
caressing my red blemishes.
The sun making me squint
my eyes, making me yearn for
my cat-shaped shades.
The rustle of leaves,
the pile of brown leaves,
which gets grind by my
cycle wheels.
The chirping of sparrows
and the occasional birds
that take flight in front of
my eyes.
Once more,
I stand in the middle of it all,
to take it all in with peace
and glint in the eyes.

-Sneha (everydayisuniqueforthevagabond.wordpress.com)

 

 

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Author: forgottenmeadows

I am a dreamer and a writer who loves to ponder on the words of the soul.

87 thoughts on “Calling all Creative Minds/Poets/Artists to a poetic collaboration – “Once more”

  1. .

    flickering candle
    glow

    slow night
    go

    .

    sight

    .

  2. Rediscovering love.

    Hold me closer once again,
    gently wrapped in your embrace,
    under the starry sky
    where once we stood
    enchanted by the playful tunes of spring music
    and the soulful rhythm of oceanic waves.
    Let’s once again,
    delve into the rhymes of oneness and warmth,
    for in poetry we will rediscover
    the lost fragments of our love —  
    a love that is sealed for eternity. 

    Copyright © SN (Literature and Art) shrutyn.wordpress.com

  3. Rays of sunlight
    Kiss the mountains below
    Spring says, “follow me”
    Has summer, in tow

    Warmer days ahead
    Once more, we sigh
    As the season changes
    In the blink of an eye

    ©2018 Dorinda Duclos All Rights Reserved – https://dorindaduclos.com

  4. When there is plenty of time
    Who cares about a minute
    But how precious is a single moment
    An embrace
    Another touch of a hand
    Only one more kiss
    When the one you love is out of sight
    And there is plenty of time
    Between the both of you

    erikakind.me

  5. Ohhhh, Neha I wish I could join in. I just wanted to exclaim what a gorgeous photograph you posted! Just in awe here!! Wow! Your poem had me sighing …. 💝

  6. What can I say?

    Looks like it was the best decision I ever made

    To be with you

    To share my happiness with you

    And also my sadness

    I never knew I could be this happy

    When there was a time darkness was the only thing

    I was able to see

    You came into the darkness

    With hope in your eyes

    And the belief I never had

    You went through the darkness for me

    You did everything to keep me happy

    And you won

    You changed my life

    In words I cannot describe

    Our bond gets stronger

    Day by day

    My love for you doubles

    And so does trust

    I’m so glad you came into my life

    Your presence has that soothing,calm feeling, that only a home has.

    I can’t get enough of you

    I want to love you inside out

    I cannot imagine being away from you

    I now understand what poets wrote in their poems

    What actors tried to do in the love stories

    I understand

    I understand everything now.

  7. The loss

    Why?

    Why is the world so unfair

    Just when everything was falling into place,

    Just when I was about to do something right,

    Just when my mind was going to believe

    That world is a good place after all,

    It broke.

    My heart broke.

    My hopes were gone.

    My dreams were shattered..

    My mind has now turned into a dark place,

    No sunshine

    No hopes for a better future.

    Only a demon inside.

    Spreading his arms

    It’s embracing my heart

    Which once had a tiny ray of hope

    But this hope was gone,

    Was vanished

    At the blink of an eye,

    Because he touched it.

    It’s a cruel place,

    Making cruel actions

    Not anyone else’s loss,

    But mine.

    Only mine.

    It will be forever be mine

    The loss.

    The loss.

    http://screble.wordpress.com

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  9. ❤️a stream of poetry. Such a fun idea.

  10. What a wonderful idea and such a lovely post, Neha! ❤

  11. How nice Neha!

    Her you go…

    “I’d like to hold on
    This moment
    When you wake up and smile
    When your skin touch my skin
    When your sleepy eyes find it hard
    To adjust to daylight
    When you rest between my arms
    Peaceful, serene and calm
    I’d like to hold on
    These precious minutes
    Mother and son bonding time”

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  13. I blow you a kiss
    into the dream ridden mist
    caressing the touch
    we share no more

    Tears tease my lips
    as your soul takes a sip
    my bleeding heart overflows
    Together, once more

  14. What About Me?
    -https://immyyzz.wordpress.com

    She’s smart, she’s fair, she’s pretty,
    But what about me?

    She’s handy, she’s skillful, she’s artsy,
    But what about me?

    She’s perfect, she has it all,
    Never would you ever see her fall.

    But what about me?
    What about me?

    What about the girl who barely sleeps?
    The one who in silence cries and weeps?

    Fakes a smile, a giggle, a laugh,
    Every day living her life a bluff.

    Underneath that mask a broken soul cries,
    Help me, save me, I don’t want to die!

    Despite so upon her words she chocked,
    Letter per letter she stumbled yet bellowed.

    Gasped for air, failed to respire,
    Drowning in water, burning in fire.

    Her plea for mercy was left disregarded,
    Concealed beneath a cloak, remained undetected.

    Overshadowed by the smart, the perfect, the pretty,
    Left with a question on her lips, what about me?

  15. Thanks so much Neha for the oppurtunity and so sorry for the delayed response. Its been a crazy moth for me. Here is my contribution. Hope you like it.

    “When you bath in that silvery moonlight
    it slowly imbues you
    with its ambrosial touch
    so divine
    when all the pain and anguish
    get stripped off from your soul
    you are again born as nubile
    once more”

  16. Once more, we become one

    Penning our thoughts and words,

    Watch them flow seamlessly

    Through this conduit, we call poetry.

    Fortunately or unfortunately,

    It will take this and probably, many more pieces

    Before they put it all together and see

    That the life we weave far bypasses

    The containment of Earth’s narrative.

    – O.D. ©2018 – https://originaldante.com/

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  19. Just once more
    To feel your heart
    Beating close
    Sharing an ocean gaze
    One more second
    To hold hands tightly clasped
    One more moment
    To just be
    Us

    syl65.wordpress.com

  20. me and you ..
    are all together..
    just keep few things in mind..

    if you are heartbroken, its fine
    if you cry, its all fine

    but
    never trust them again.
    just cry in the heavy rain..
    and yes,
    never love them again..
    all you will get is pain…

  21. Does she know
    How lucky she is
    To be loved by a man
    More gentle, more compassionate, more selfless
    Than any man born of woman—
    Does she know?
    Can she see
    What he endures at her hand—
    Apathy, neglect, ingratitude,
    Assuming he will always be there for her?
    And he will
    Because he loves her
    With a love she does not deserve.
    Does she know?

    Does she know
    How much I love him,
    And how I long once more to stand
    Before him, take him in my arms, and fill the void,
    Make him the center of my universe—
    Does she know?
    Would she change if she could see
    How she has left him unprotected?
    Though he never will betray her,
    Nor could I demand it of him,
    For to yield to selfish pleasures
    Would be to fail.
    Love never fails.
    Does she know?

    Copyright © 2018 Abigail Gronway

  22. I wish to edit the 4th line of the 2nd stanza to read: “Before him, take him in my arms at last, and fill the void,”
    I couldn’t edit my comment after posting it. Thank you. 🙂 And thank you for the collaboration. This is the first one I’ve happened upon, and I think it’s wonderful! I thoroughly enjoyed reading the other poems that have already been included.

  23. If i could change things

    I just wanted a place to stay
    And when i rethink of it i never chose to stay here with you
    You are still my favorite human and i still try to show you even when you leave me outside without a warm blanket in the rain

    If i could change things i would be in that chair beside the chimney
    I would stand on my back hinds and talk superiorly
    If i could change things i would leave you to starve when i get drunk and angry
    I would stop cleaning your pen at will

    If i could change things i would sell your babies or kill them for my meal daily
    I would make you feel what i feel when i know the slaughtere’s car is the one waiting for me
    If i could change things i would call you names when you hurt me mistakenly
    I would raise that whip, make you cry and obey me submissively
    I would cage you, seperate you from your family
    You would know what it is to be called Animal

  24. EVERYDAY IS A DIFFERENT DAY

    The sun rise every day, the sun sets everyday
    we wake up every day, we sleep everyday
    everyday is a different day
    but there’s so many of similarities in everyday
    every day we breath, every day we cease
    every day we please
    we please to get what we need, to do what we want
    we fight every day from the world,
    from ourselves
    sometimes we accentuate ourselves
    sometimes we conceal ourselves
    it’s a long road,
    we could win, we could loose
    increment and decrement can happen everyday
    and every day we are different
    we are something which we had never been
    we have what we didn’t have
    from the sunlight to moonlight
    maybe, the breeze blows us away
    everyday we do so much similar
    but we are different everyday
    everyday is a different day

  25. Severed Ties

    Summer kissed my lips
    the wind is naughty
    signaling lazy clouds
    and I drift off to a place
    where peace leads the way

    You are thought of–
    your face sneaks its way into
    my world and I
    remember the yearning of
    loving harder than LOVE
    will allow

    A bittersweet dream
    fateful enemies, lost lovers
    on a sea of forgetful tides
    I pray to see those luring eyes
    whisk me back into your realm
    once more

    -Tremaine L. Loadholt/2018
    https://acorneredgurl.com

  26. Obligations tore us asunder
    Never at fault, always at first
    Cleverly set at almost
    Every opening a not quite

    More than once more
    Of a chance we never got
    Remorse for choice taken away, for
    Each ‘yes’ we weren’t able to say

    Jessie Gutierrez
    https://redstringpapercuts.com/

  27. Once More in the Nature’s Lap

    The wind blowing my hair,
    caressing my red blemishes.
    The sun making me squint
    my eyes, making me yearn for
    my cat-shaped shades.
    The rustle of leaves,
    the pile of brown leaves,
    which gets grind by my
    cycle wheels.
    The chirping of sparrows
    and the occasional birds
    that take flight in front of
    my eyes.
    Once more,
    I stand in the middle of it all,
    to take it all in with peace
    and glint in the eyes.

    -Sneha

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  29. Reblogged this on forgottenmeadows and commented:

    And here is the final version of the collaboration “Once More”. A Huge thank you to all the contributors, and my apologies for the delay in posting the final version. This month has been extremely chaotic so just got a chance today to finally put this together. Much love and hope you all participate in the next collaboration, do check out the blogs of all the amazing contributors! 🙂

  30. Reblogged this on ladyleemanila and commented:
    lovely poems 🙂

  31. https://forgottenmeadows.wordpress.com/2018/05/30/calling-all-creative-minds-poets-artists-to-a-poetic-collaboration-once-more/
    THAT

    That moment in time
    When I knew you were mine
    When every touch, every heartbeat was for me.
    The words that you said
    Nice things that were shown
    All those “first “places we went to
    Oh, for that and much more I long
    I remember it all like the words to a song.
    Just once more, we could be
    If my heart hadn’t been deceived.
    MwsR ❤

  32. Reblogged this on Megha's World and commented:
    So happy to be part of this wonderful collaboration hosted by Neha at Forgottenmeadows.Come read the wonderful contribution by amazing writers.

  33. “Once More”

    Once more, silent tears I cry
    Once more, I pull myself up from the ground
    Once more, I step forward
    Once more, I swallow my screams of rage and betrayal
    Once more, I find the courage
    To travel onwards,
    To Trust
    And to Love.

    Emily 2018

  34. Reblogged this on Everydayisuniqueforthevagabond and commented:
    Thank you for this wonderful initiative to bring the fellow bloggers and poets on to one theme.

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