fact or fiction

Is it fact or merely fiction? Fact or Fiction explores the myths and beliefs we hold about what makes a good poem and the poetry rules that were made to be broken.

Patrick Kavanagh17 days ago
Westminster Bridge
Juliana was a quiet girl. they say – with long, dark hair and soft brown eyes. Her teachers said, they often caught her gazing out the classroom window, - staring at the sky. She did not care too much...
Jeremy Cavenagh18 days ago
Eternity
There is a space in time such that cannot be grasp'd happening in the blink of an eye nor prose, nor rhyme can define the instant twixt night's last gasp'd and dawn's rosy fingered sky eternity in an ...
Reid Moore20 days ago
Poetic News: UFO Burning Like a Candle Over NYC (Video)
Oh, jittery camera Trained upon the skies Why are you so hard to handle? It takes a lot of stamina When right before your eyes A UFO is burning like a candle When you come upon a sight so rare A stead...
Annie Kapur2 months ago
Over the Ceiling
I was staring at the ceiling, faking a smile and I got a single thought. If I was really happy I’d be counting the tiles by the blackboard where the jukebox once was. But it’s not there anymore and ne...
Annie Kapur2 months ago
The Talker
I am silence. I do not speak out of place or line. I don’t exist out of place or time. I have no meaning, no starting to life. I’m at the end of the line, I’m silent for rage is a theme of my time. Th...
Lake Starr2 months ago
Don't You Know Drowning Is a Pleasure
I used to love swimming, and I mean really love it. Whenever I was stressed, I would imagine how it would feel to go to the lake and dive beneath that crystalline surface. The sudden cold embrace that...
Blue Mirror2 months ago
The Creature
There stands a creature, it stares at me. Come closer it signals, i dare not move. This creature is dangerous, this creature consumes. No child of this world can be spared from their jaw's, no man nor...
Lucinda Lyons2 months ago
Speed Walkers
Every day I would wake up and write lists. Lists that would make it faster for me to leave. Lists to empty the sheds. Lists to clear out cupboards. Lists to clear my head. I had measured every box in ...
Vivian Heart2 months ago
Wish's Lost
Those days filled with innocence, pleasure's of joy To be a child, a little girl, a little boy Wishing for the time to pass me by so I wouldn't have to ask and wonder why Now I have found those days I...
Carita Lewis2 months ago
Poem
Far Away. In a distance, far from out cozy, blue-green Earth, some bright galaxies away. Where gigantic stars and mighty constellations would surely take your breath away. Far away, in another time, i...
Jane Smith3 months ago
I Met a Man Today
I met a man today He turned my head In a pervy way But low and behold He had a soul I met a man today I shared his love for the spoken word I knew his purpose was to be heard We liked the same things ...
Christina Brucker3 months ago
Duality
We know of them all, such as Jekyll and Hyde, and those who hide and those whom we cannot call. The small side nourishes the tall, and soon enough--we face two. One person who in one instant is as coo...
Matthew Mikituk3 months ago
Never Ending
Holy Killers of the faith Descendants of times long ago Rape the minds of a weakened soul. Filling the mind with a poisoned wraith. Templars and Visionaries armed with Light Enter this war with true v...
Cheryl E3 months ago
Menopause
Hot flashes, anxiety racing pulse The sweating that comes in the night It's been so long, I can't remember when I've been able to sleep till the dawn of morning light Men are immune Only females bless...
Brent Horling4 months ago
A Life Without Purpose
There was no need for sympathy; she always did it to herself and then played a victim's role. The level of wasted empathy only grew as her friends and family could do nothing to change her mind. When ...
Otis Colon4 months ago
I Don't Wanna Wake Up
Sometimes, A street, district, mountain or hill was before me, which was a little like the one I had ever been to. Sometimes, I would go to take a bus, or was in a bus where I could find a seat, thoug...
Gabi Z.4 months ago
Out of the Light and Into Darkness
She knew it was a mistake. Every part of her screaming to just run away; to leave, and not look back, but something kept pulling her. Teetering on the precipice of an abyss she’d never be able to esca...
Monique Star4 months ago
Let's Take a Vacation
Once, in Ohio, where we went, How amazing was the view, But when we went to an island nearby, It was serious déjà vu. We were there once, when I was young, I was not a master, With driving a golf cart...