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The Right To Remain Silent

Poems are cities of inspired words A poem understands that its words can and will be used against it in a court of law where it may be jigsawed into garments of a new narrative A poem knows it can... Continue Reading →

In my eyes he matches the gods

Sappho was an Archaic Greek poet from the island of Lesbos. She is known for her lyric poetry, and was widely regarded as one of the greatest lyric poets. This piece is an incomplete poem, which I've completed ( in... Continue Reading →

Coffee Break

Do you summon my image in that steaming cup of coffee? Do you remember me as a time of the day or as a street we used to walk through- hand in hand? Do you hearken back to our youth... Continue Reading →

A Dying Earth

A poem is a land with oceans and shores looking up at swelling moons and shrinking suns that live in cloud-choked skies that spend their days and nights stretching over a dying earth ©Vivian Zems Real Toads- Tuesday Platform

The Rose That Grew from Concrete I'd always pooh-poohed rap I didn't understand...until I came across this poem by the late Tupac Shakur. I found it to be- not only inspiring but it resonated deeply. RIP Tupac! When no one even cared The rose it... Continue Reading →

Dating App

Have you sown your wild oats? are you distinguished in anguish? drunk from betrayal's cup? becoming expert at forgiveness? are you poetic of spirit? with fire in your soul? One such as this, a connoisseur of life is a worthy... Continue Reading →

Yarn Spinners

Gossip exhausted They had little else to do So they picked up the last thread Spinning  yarn  anew (C)- Vivian Zems

Puppet Master 

Only in shadow  You see the puppet master Controlling his words His actions are not his own Only light reveals the truth (A Tanka Poem) Copyright 2017- Vivian Zems          Colleen's Weekly Challenge 

Bottoms Up!

Drink Life Quench thirst Fill the cracks Swallow to your fill      This life is refreshingly best Copyright © 2017 Vivian Zems (A Fibonacci Poem)

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