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Daughter Poems

 

One member of the family which is sure to be the focus of the poet's pen is the daughter. The young female presence in the home can create quite a stir and in a multitude of ways. From the moment she arrives on the scene, there are certain things which always seem to happen. Her room receives an appropriate paint ...

American Poems

 

I read a blog article recently where the writer was decrying the condition of American literature, and in particular, American poetry. The author's comments indicated that, not only do Americans not have time for poetry, most Americans frankly don't care about poetry. At first, I was a little irritated that someone would make such a comment. But as I thought back ...

Flowers on Poems

 

There are many things in nature that make for excellent topics for poems; however, the flower probably has attracted more attention than most others based solely on its appearance. Our eyes are drawn to color, so when a flower is in full bloom we tend to spot them more quickly than, let's say, green leaves, which blend into the background. And ...

Bruce Kiskaddon poems

 

I live in cowboy country. Cowboy poets are a 'dime-a-dozen' here, but none of them comes even close to the wonderful writings of Bruce Kiskaddon. During the early part of the 1900s, a popular theme for television, movies and books was the American cowboy. During the time of this 'cowboy fantasy', a real cowboy turned Los Angeles bellhop was busy writing ...

Birthday Poems

 

Poetry is a part of our heritage and a significant element of our culture. Poems are able to express things that we find hard to say -- those silent emotions. So when someone is having a difficult time telling someone how they feel, putting their thoughts and feelings into a poem is an excellent way to share those ideas. It becomes ...

Life Poems

 

When you think about 'life' poems, many different things may come to mind. Perhaps it makes you think about your own life and what you have already gone through. You might think of situations that family or friends have found themselves in. You may think of life in a more general sense, considering plants and tree, insects and birds -- the ...

Christmas Poems

 

Christmas in April? Actually, there is really no reason why people can't discuss seasonal poems at times other than the season they were composed for. Christmas poems have been included in the traditions of Christmas for hundreds of years. Over the centuries, these poems have been written by both famous and little known poets. Most of these poems are written as ...

Free Poems

 

I admit that when I saw the topic for this article, I was more than a little 'stumped' as to what I might possible write about. Free poems? I confess after seeing the topic I turned off my computer and went for a walk. What can one possibly say about free poems? There are thousands of poems available for free on ...

Mother’s Poems

 

For most people, their 'mom' is truly someone who has a special place in their hearts. Not only was she the one who brought us into the world, but also the one who probably cared for us, changed our diapers, fed us, nursed us, comforted us, and watched over us as we slept. Such a caring individual deserves something special like ...

Sad Poems

 

No one really likes being sad. True, there are some people who seem to enjoy being sad because of the attention they get from others. But those people aside, the majority of us don't enjoy feeling sad. Yet, it's one of those realities of life. Things happen that steal our joy, that ruin the peace we may have had for a ...