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Acrostic Poems

 

So what is an 'acrostic poem'? If you don't know, you'll recognize the form the moment you see it. Basically, an acrostic poem is one that uses the letters that spell out a word as the first letter for each line. The other part of the acrostic poem is that each line somehow describes or expresses an idea related to the ...

Girl Poems

 

It doesn't matter whether they are poems written by girl or poems written by guys, when the topic is "girls", there is always a lot to say. In fact, it's quite interesting to look at the different perspectives that guys and girls have when writing about each other. And of course, when these perspectives are view poetically, then it usually offers ...

Religious Poems

 

I am not aware of a single culture which does not have some thoughts on spirituality and religion. From the most primitive cultures to the most sophisticated, religion generally plays some part in the daily lives of their people. One of my writing clients is a woman who writes religious poetry in her native language and then translates them into English. ...

Goodbye Poems

 

The word 'goodbye' is not as simple as one might first think. Certainly it signifies the end of a meeting between two people or perhaps groups of people. The significance is in the degree of finality of that parting. Also at play is the depth and emotional ties between the two parties. It could be as simple as ending a meeting ...

Hate Poems

 

We normally think nothing of poems which express love and happiness, or sorrow and grief. But there is another emotion that is common to man-kind . . . hate. I have to admit, this is a topic of poetry which I really have little exposure to. So in preparing to write this article, I did some internet research. The very first ...

Relationship Poems

 

Relationships -- they are an inescapable part of life. In fact, the moment we begin communicating with someone, we have formed a relationship. Some might even argue that a relationship begins the moment we sense the other person's presence -- a relationship based on nonverbal cues. We like someone, or dislike someone, often times based upon our perception of their appearance. ...

African-American Poems

 

I have always liked to share inspirational stories with my students, especially regarding people who have undergone some very trying situation. One of the historical figures that I find personally inspiring is Phyllis Wheatley. Wheatley was around seven years of age when she was purchased as a slave in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1761. Slavery in America was at its peak. Ships ...

Angel Poems

 

Angels. This is a topic that has an extremely broad range of applications and usages. The first thought that comes immediately to mind is regarding those heavenly creatures that are depicted as serving God at his throne. Of course, those same angels are found here on earth, serving God and ministering to His people and protecting them from Satan. It is ...

Rain Poems

 

Of all the events of nature, none has probably been written about more than rain.  It is an essential element of life.  Nations have risen and fallen because of it.  It causes the grass to be green and gives life to every creature that graces the face of the planet.  It causes the rivers to swell and the lakes to overflow ...

Hope Poems

 

As we read through literature, whether drama or poetry or prose, we can usually identify a primary influence that gave the writers their direction. Certainly when it comes to poetry about hope, much of the inspiration for these works is drawn from some religious or spiritual source. For instance, many of the spiritual leaders who have their beginnings in the eastern ...