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Poem Details | by Paula Goldsmith |
Categories: fish, fishing, flower, humor, river, strength,

Big Brown Bear

big strong furry brown
fishing for salmon with paws~
prancing through flowers
Date Written: 4/12/2022
3 Place
Wild Animal Haiku Poetry Contest Haiku poetry form only.
Sponsored by: Tania Kitchin

Poem Details | by A.O. Taner |
Categories: betrayal, boat, change, computer, confusion, cool, crazy, cute love, emotions, fantasy, funny, funny love, heart, heartbroken, hello, irony, light, loneliness, lonely, lost love, love, love hurts, parody, relationship, river, romantic, sad love, satire, soulmate, voyage, wisdom,


I had my heart put on auto-pilot,
set to navigate towards you; 

the low-battery signal just came on,
I don't know what to do.

Poem Details | by Katherine Stella |
Categories: adventure, art, education, funny, imagination, inspirational, mystery, nature, places, science fiction, sea, seasons, uplifting, visionary

Cry Me a River

at the mouth of cave
aqua insurgent brushstrokes
cry me a river

Poem Details | by Jan Allison |
Categories: football, giggle,

Drowning In a River of Tears

Germany scored seven goals, poor Brazil is awash with tears
Guess they won’t need any rainfall for at least a hundred years

Jan Allison
9th July 2014

Poem Details | by Thomas Martin |
Categories: cat, cool, funny, river, storm,

After the Shower

after the shower
two siamese cross the stream
playing in the water

Poem Details | by Robert Andrew Lyle |
Categories: fun, funny, hope, humor, nature, river,

Hope Stick

I drop a stick down from the bridge
Into the waters far below
It carries my hopes with it
To see how far my stick will go

I am hoping it will travel far
And bounce upon the eddies
Missing all those obstacles
Going straight and fast and steady

I hope the bends to navigate
In the middle of the flow
To get caught by vegetation 
Means there’s nowhere left to go

My stick has now bobbed out of sight
In the sunlight’s bright reflection
I hope to see it soon again
Still going in the right direction

Not all my hopes on this stick rest
Because that would be silly
I have another in my hand
To throw into the Swilly      
( Swilly is a river in Donegal  Ireland )

Poem Details | by John Beam |
Categories: allusion, humor, irony, psychological, river, word play, youth,


When the young Nile decided to run opposite of its peers.

Poem Details | by Arthur Vaso |
Categories: art, crazy, fishing, funny, poets, river,

The Naked Truth

Whispers dance inside my head
Reflections glance at a substance dead
Confirmations of my unpoetical pen
Only white spaces mirrored back
No one has a word to say
The mirror tells I should go away
The oceans piers toss me deep
Into contemplation of my rude upkeep
Sheepish sins, bitter gin
The naked truth
No one reads my scribbles doo
Oh how my dribble makes me blue

Poem Details | by John Lawless |
Categories: fishing, humor,

River Wok

River Wok

whiskered water cats
caught and cleaned in fresh fillet
sizzling river wok

John G. Lawless
For PD’s River Walk(?) contest

Poem Details | by Julie Grenness |
Categories: dad, family, father, giggle, growing up, river, time,

My Father Used To Say


My father used to say...
"Don't come back if you drown!"
He often acted the clown...
My endearing mum used to say..
"They'll come home in time for tea,
Wait and see.."
My Father used to say...
"Kids come home when they're hungry!
Now don't come back if you drown...."
My Father was always playing the clown..
River of time, all water under the bridge,
Time and the river, flowing away. 
Things my Father used to say.

Poem Details | by Earl Schumacker |
Categories: caregiving, feelings, flower, funny, health, nature, river,

Achoo Haiku

Achoo Haiku

Cold swift river

Sneezes on the lotus shore

Take 2 aspirin

Poem Details | by Christina Hons |
Categories: fun, hope, humor, light, river, water, weather,

What I Accomplished Today

What I had planned for the day is no longer an option for me.
20 minutes on a full body vibration machine
30 minutes in a sauna. Same for the oxygen bar.
A free lunch with my friend, but I cannot get to my car.
It has been pouring down rain for a few days. Everything is starting to flood.
Today I will be unable to meet my friend with a microscope who's fascinated by blood.
Turned on the television. Someone discussing Greek and Roman Parthenons.
Oh goody! What joy! It's an Ancient Aliens marathon.
Flipped open my journal looking for something to do.
Guess I'll enter a poetry contest or two.

May 15, 2015

Poem Details | by Orma Sullivan |
Categories: funny,

River Conch

If you want 
to hear the Amazon,
hold a banana
up to your ear.

Poem Details | by Dorian Petersen Potter |
Categories: funny,

A Young Girl From River Front


A young girl from Old River Front 
Got so hungry she went on a hunt 
But got more than she care 
When encountered a bear 
So she ran, cuz that was too much to confr'nt! 

Dorian Petersen Potter 
Aka ladydp2000 

Poem Details | by Seren Roberts |
Categories: funny,

Man Lived By a River

There was a man who lived by a river
Wasn’t a taker but a giver
Gave away his only vest
Cos his friend was cold and perplexed.
Now all he can do is shiver

Poem Details | by Shane Solomon |
Categories: black african american, funny, people,

A River In Egypt Called Denial

I live in self denial
Can't bring myself to realize
Or even admit the truth
That I'm really black

Poem Details | by Molly Cooper |
Categories: funny, nature

River In Early July

Flowing, sparkling, refreshingly clear
Dipped in my toes, ah yes too cold -just as I feared

For John Freemans Contest

Poem Details | by Gregory Golden |
Categories: funny

What a Lovely River Smile

Have you ever
Seen a hippopotamus
Running in cadence,
Alongside an
African, Kenyan man
Oh, what a lovely  
River smile

Poem Details | by James Horn |
Categories: allegory, allusion, analogy, humorous,

Best About My River

Best About My River

What I always liked best about my river
Was many dreams to me it would deliver
And another and another was here waiting
For me and many more river kept making.

Put dream in bottle and down river did send
Which I wanted delivered to a waiting friend
Who on other side of ocean was waiting there
To read my brilliant poem beyond compare.

Not only was a dream nut also a poem inside
He picked up poem and read with much pride
Remember derelict Trump I had detected
Republican Party refused to have him selected.

Ho Ho Jim Horn

Poem Details | by Jan Oskar Hansen |
Categories: funny, history, music, music,

Love By the River

Love by the River. 

I carried the old fashion gramophone,
she carried the records to the river. 
We sat and I kissed her while listening 
to 1959 records.

Let´s have a dip. Naked we swam in 
the moonlit river that cleanses disgust.
Her armpits had the aroma of clover

Started gramophone again, music back 
then was so trite, lyrics boring and her 
body looked enchanting in moonlight. 

I threw the bloody music machine into 
the river, she did ditto with the records. 
We made love in stillness as trout waked 
I regretted not having  brought a fishing rod.

Poem Details | by John Lawless |
Categories: humor, nature, river,

River Moments a Six Pack of Senryu

the swans hiss
parental obligation
                       …warn the intruder

sunning turtles roll
drunks falling off of bar stools
                             …curse the kayaker

water lilies
mimicking ice cream cones
                             …licked by the bees

floating overhead
an Osprey admires himself
                            …a silent river

a pickerel darts
a frog croaks
            …not just wordplay

the Geese look surprised
a cool riffling of feathers
                          …instinctual need

John G. Lawless

Poem Details | by Rico Leffanta |
Categories: beauty, giggle, girl, health, native american, relationship, river,

Hoo Noo

I met a girl in Cibecue
Who did not quite know what to do
Then down by the river
She turned Indian-giver
And I ended up with the flu

Poem Details | by Robert Isaacs Chiwala |
Categories: beach, cute, cute love, feelings, fun, funny love, international,

River Side Scene

Gone for the view
Sometimes maybe a swim
Or just fishing
In a quiet shore

Just alone gazing at each other
After an hour -a fruitless catch
Sighing, frustrated giving up
In each other's arms comforting

A strange feeling sparkled with a kiss
The warmth like never felt before
Waters, sand, grass and the sky yet watching
Only playful taunts revealed in giggles

Poem Details | by Justin Abdool |
Categories: boat, boy, funny, river,

The Merry Boater

There once was a boy named O'ger
Who was quite a merry boater

Some logs were astound
That are big and brown

But not when he found a floater!

Poem Details | by Mike Jones |
Categories: humor, night, river, summer,

Summer Night On the River

The fading sunlight angles through the trees –
Strange alchemy that turns the river gold;
And on this balmy night with scarce a breeze
To trouble little ducklings gay and bold,
They sail and scoot around without a care
And do not see, submerged, the danger there.
In silence, in the shallows, lurks a pike.
He’s long and lean with hunger. Lies in wait :
Young ducklings for dinner, that’s what he’d like,
But then, a passing heron seals their fate.
He splashes down amongst the waving reeds
And scatters ducklings safely back upstream,
	Apart from one, who paddles without fear
	Downstream, accelerates towards the weir !