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Free Verse

Free verse is a form of poetry that does not necessarily follow to any specific meter patterns, rhyme, or any other pattern.

Free verse, despite its freedom, often still has some elements of form. Most free verse does observe a convention of lines and structure. Free verse poems have no regular meter and rhythm.


    B L I S S
    (For Sue's 50th)

    Far away, from a winter's storm, she finds refuge
    On a tiny piece of earth, in the center of the sea,
    Where time passes slowly,
    And is never kept.

    Fragrant flowers, grow like giants,
    Fed from the rich, dark red soil
    Amid air so humid, they never thirst.

    Soft sandy beaches surround the island,
    Lovely, like a lei, of yellow flowers.

    The thick moist air softens her skin.
    Years melt away, under the warm
    Tropical sun.
    She is forever,

    The pull of the blue-green, ocean is hypnotic
    . She slips into the warm, salty silty sea,
    And the waves cradle her, like an infant,
    In a mother's gentle arms.
    - written by sierra scribbler

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    Standing gracefully
    On your moist bed
    Sun reflecting
    On your golden head
    A joy of loveliness spreads
    Your long stems see
    How they jauntily sway
    From the breeze of today
    And yellow trumpet heads
    Looking bright and grand
    Stems cut and in water stand
    A vision of loveliness
    - written by Cookson2


    The memories swim up unbidden;
    who knows what triggers them?

    Today I recalled the day we
    left the ambulatory center
    walking arm in arm,
    the day before the surgery
    that would eventually kill her.

    Smiling, she looked up at me,
    and said, "I'm doing this for you,
    because you want me to live longer."

    And so I learned how, even when
    you've loved and sweated and prayed
    and done absolutely all you can,
    the worst can still happen,

    and this is the reason we are
    prevented from knowing beforehand
    the details of our futures.
    - written by noland

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