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Hunters & Ditherers

By Mark O'Flynn

My brother at ten,
up and over those denuded sunburnt hills,
marching through crisp ferns, his D.B’s wet
with dew, trailing after our eagerness.
City boys a-hunting.

Someone ...

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Heartless Felon

By SCCC Poets

By Dan S. aka Big X

I’m a heartless felon making lyrics, making rhymes now
Compose beat, who’s trippin, and who’s got you whimped out
Show what ...

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The Disappearing 2.0

As part of the relaunch of The Disappearing, we've created a mobile optimised site for you to submit your poems about fading and disappeared places and spaces. Explore now »

Untitled

By SCCC Poets

By Don

“Impress” that’s the way I dress
When you’re down on the ground you need some finesse
“Rubble” that’s what I leave when dealin with trouble ...

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Paradox

By Silverwater Poets

by Siale K.

From paradox to paradox – to increase
           the level in escalating thy
tenderness – of which he no longer gives
        to me
                 No matter if thy gallery shows
        Only ...

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Thoughts in Poem

By Silverwater Poets

by Siale K.

*Denying, but in line and marching for yet
better days hopefully soon shall arise
*faith in yet what I not know nor have yet
not seen yet ...

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ADVENTURE

By Silverwater Poets

by Siale K.

my children asleep as their toys
 start playing back and forth
                 tink tunk tunk tink
coming to life twinkling about
                sitting in a room beating
to make ...

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IT HURTS

By Silverwater Poets

by Siale K.

It hurts being apart from my loved ones
who know me better than I at times
Yes – no doubt these walls in four surround us
to leave ...

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Apricot

By Silverwater Poets

by Lina M.

Tightly squeezed
Rough and dry
Plain to my eye
Taste surprised
Orange with cream
Mmmmm

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Who Jane Austen Really Was

By Silverwater Poets

by Lina M.

Books are usually the first
things that come to mind
Differently at different times
Historical details and events
Letters that her family edited
So evocative for creative ...

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Adam

By Silverwater Poets

by Lina M.

Just came off a visit
It breaks my heart
Being away from you
 
Hurts me to see you
upset without me
 
Always know
No matter
Where you ...

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My 2nd Pair of Eyes

By Silverwater Poets

by Lina M.

Kiss him on the forehead,
for he is my father
The strongest man
Brought me up with
HONESTY, DIGNITY AND PRIDE
Dad, how will I survive?
Open ...

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Charlie

By Silverwater Poets

by Katherine

I miss our
walks
runs
You licking my face
You’re so much joy
and a beautiful dog
with long hair
I wait to see you
Never forget ...

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YOU CHOOSE

By Silverwater Poets

by Katherine

Rejection can kill you
Is that what you chose
Is this what it has come to
Does it matter what they think
They will forget and it will ...

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ACCESS

By Silverwater Poets

by Katherine 

Reading hundreds of books
This is life and work
This is what I deal with,
Some must say,
Is this life,
This is,
Establishing a demanding access,
Access ...

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The Crown

By Silverwater Poets

by Jasmine P.

Those whose hearts
have never lost a son
will never understand
how my heart ached for one
 
He cries saying goodbye to me
But Allah he takes ...

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She's Always in the Mirror

By Silverwater Poets

by Jasmine P.

Dogs barking
Point fingers
Always one of them sits and lingers
 
Do you know who they are
They are a race like no other
People sit around ...

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Dee

By Silverwater Poets

by Jasmine P.

forever Honest
forever Loyal
forever friends
This is what we always
say at the end
Sometimes there is no sleep
Night turns to day and for you ...

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