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I am an avid reader and began writing poetry several years ago. I would consider myself influenced by Tennyson, Tolkien, Longfellow, Kipling, and several others.

Submitted Poems 9 total

Take Heed

Alone I stand upon a cliff.
Eyes wand’ring o’er the ocean’s drift;
I ponder long on legends great,
E’er ancient kingdoms met their fate.

For long ago, long since forgot,
Fair men of old faced fiery dart
‘Mid battle tumult, standing tall

by Shelby Minick

added 1 year ago

I tread upon a darkened path:
Confusion’s shade and fog of wrath
Cloud so the way, my eyes do fail
To ascertain the narrow trail.

Tread follows tread as on I go,
Through brambles sharp along the road;
And voices soft but threat’ning...

by Shelby Minick

added 1 year ago

Away, away!
Fly far, my thoughts, from this low plane,
Ascend to heav’ns’ bright sky beyond,
Where burns eternal day.

Away, away!
Fair dreams of past, of yet to come,
That in my head stay trapped within;
Fly forth, from shadows dim.


by Shelby Minick

added 1 year ago
A Leaf Unfurls

A leaf unfurls, as gently calls
A watchful sparrow, perched upon
A branch, as budded petals fall
Like snowflakes do upon the ground.

A leaf unfurls, as lively chase
A pair of squirrels their bushy tails,
And up and down the tree they race,

by Shelby Minick

added 1 year ago
A High Cost

See! yonder hint of flick’ring light
Across the barren field of death?
’Tis candle, lit by young lad bright
To write to those whom he has left.

‘Ere this dread war had yet begun,
That fellow there had land and wealth
And left it all behind...

by Shelby Minick

added 1 year ago

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This captures the conflict of heartbreak and yearning with incredible reality. Well done!

1 year ago


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The opposite of poetry is _______.
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