Category Archives: Free Verse

It

It is not.
It will not be.
It will not have been
Or will not be believed,
Yet it was believed,
Even if it will not be.
Yes, will be or not
It was.


Dreams: A Poem of Disney Quotes

I had the idea of doing a poem entirely made out of Disney quotes, and the idea of dreams became the theme. Each line is a separate Disney quote, and while there are quite a few Disney quotes not represented (they didn’t end up fitting), I managed to use one or two from most of the most famous movies. See if you can recognize all of them. 😉

It was a fun experiment with an interesting result since the points of views of the quotes dictated a lot of the poem (one I wouldn’t normally have taken). I don’t know that I’d do it again. That said, I’d love to hear what you think!


I’ve been having this dream
(They say if you dream a thing more than once it’s sure to come true.)
I’ve been dreaming about what it might be like
I begin to dream that she might even care for me
Then, I wake up. Yes, it’s only in my dreams.
Hey, I can dream, can’t I?
“When you dream, you dream big.”
“Yes, you wish and you dream with all your little heart.”
They can’t order me to stop dreaming.
But like all dreams, well, I’m afraid this can’t last forever

“If your heart is in your dream, no request is too extreme”
What do you know about my dreams…?
I had a dream once…
Dreams are for rookies.
You give up a few things, chasing a dream
Far better than any dream girl is one of flesh and blood
Someone who can make all your dreams come true
To make my dream come true

A dream is a wish your heart makes.
My dream wouldn’t be complete without you in it.


A(n)

An overachiever                A procrastinator
An extrovert                      An introvert
A tea-totaler                         A barfly
A talker                              A listener
A writer                               A reader
A watcher                               A dancer
A neat-freak                              A slob

All wrapped into one:
A singular mob.


Soft Sand

Toes first, you sink –
Soft sand, separating,
Surrounding, embracing:
Warm and dry above,
Cool and damp below
In an entrancing duet.
The deep hushing roar,
Ever-present, soothes
In the back of your mind
As the children play,
And the gulls cry.


Warm Waves

The first warm wave
Thaws and comforts,
Unclenching the trembling knot
Of winter’s chill:
A welcome relief.

The second, the third,
Unthaw the thawed,
Cooking the sun-warmed flesh
Then, smoking it to jerky:
A relentless intensity.


Overshadowed and Lost

Soft, glowing memories
Of white flowers:
Tiny, touched with sunshine,
Sweetening the wind –
Sweeter still to the taste:
Overshadowed and lost
To an aggressive imposter –
Bitter and unscented:
Unsweet and relentless.


Tomorrow: Happy 4th of July!

Tomorrow, we remember
A voice. A cause. A sacrifice.
Tomorrow, we celebrate
A victory. A birth. A start.
Tomorrow, we honor
A dream. A belief. An ideal.
Tomorrow, we cherish
A nation. A hope. A people.


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