the woes
the woes
of the poets did
compound
for there were many woes
around

the woes they couldn't
surmount
woes that stayed on the estate's  
mount

poets tormented by woes
day and night
and there was no respite
for their plight

the woes were never
ending
the woes not ever
suspending

the woes such as
plagiarists
taking works in pilfering
fists

so too the trolls on
patrol
on them no firm
control

woes
woes
woes
besetting
the
poetry
community
woes
woes
woes
permitted
to
act
with
licensed
impunity
woes
woes
woes
of
them
not
much
immunity    
woes
woes
woes

Chris Neilson
Chris Neilson
May 3, 2016

Don't lose sight of all you've learnt
take your eye off the ball, your fingers get burnt
recall your mistakes then don't make them twice
make your own luck when you roll the dice

Never lose sight of attainment and success
keep your strength when problems press
minimize your troubles to maximize your days
stay focused, sharp and out of the maze

At no time lose sight of those you love
don't let go of those gifts from above
count your blessings until you reach ten
you can use your fingers, or even a pen

If you do lose sight and are blinded by woes
it's temporary, not permanent, seek friends, banish foes
don't give in to life's pressures and demands
learn where to find those helping hands

There are many helping hands out there.
Don't let them slip out of your hands.
#hands   #blessings   #mistakes   #helping   #gifts   #woes   #demands   #focused   #banish   #foes  
Sophia Gaffney
Sophia Gaffney
Mar 12, 2016

My, how inexplicably beautiful you are, but I cannot tell you.
You are gone, and the lights are off,
And I am alone.

#love   #heartbreak   #lost   #beauty   #thoughts   #her   #woes  
jenna elizabeth
jenna elizabeth
Jan 31, 2016

You round up because what difference is a quarter of a inch
Heels, depending on the size, will make you the average height
Leggings and sweats will bunch at your ankles
Shirts become dresses, but only for you
Dress hems hit the floor, but only for you
Maxi skirts become maxi dresses
Having to hem every single pair of jeans
Sleeves. Sleeves are far too long
"Petite" clothing doesn't fit either
Step stools are your best friend
Jumping for something that's just out of reach works too
Constantly being mistaken for a 16 year old
(Even if you are turning 20 this year)
Being used as an armrest by someone who thinks they're funny
Stuck in the front for every group photo
There's that awkward height difference between you and everyone
Standing on tiptoes and having the guy lean down for a kiss
You hate sports that require tall people, like volleyball and basketball
And yet, you wouldn't change your height for the world

#short   #girl   #problems   #woes   #memior  
Calypso
Calypso
Jan 4, 2016

A javelin of ice lay
at the foot of the cave,
guarding the home
of those depraved.

On the forest's edge,
the wolves sigh
as they bury their dead,
then wave goodbye.

The flakes fall quickly
onto the rickety platform,
one, two, three,
dissolving where it was born.

#home   #death   #ice   #winter   #goodbye   #wolves   #woes   #dissolve  

The globe on top of
the cabinet wants to fall
Has a world of woes

#world   #woes   #cabinet  
Adellebee
Adellebee
Sep 2, 2015

I refuse to let the party die
I never want the high to go away
The thrill of being able to say,
What you want to say

And in that moment
You figure out
That you're drunk,

Come, monday
You'll be in a single, twin bed
Waking up to a phone alarm
Wondering how you ended up here
Miles away from home

#life   #lonely   #home   #alone   #wonder   #party   #monday   #woes   #noone   #known  

Sunday afternoon
Open water
Basking Sun
Barefoot
Feel earth
Under toes
Wine
Sweets
Music
Rain
Man
Indulge
Live loud
Forget all woes

#sun   #music   #water   #lazy   #open   #woes   #sunday   #afternoon  
C E Harrington
C E Harrington
May 22, 2015

tic tac toe to me
isn’t what you think
in fact it really stinks

this is what you think:
that I’m not true
because I follow
the directions on my orange bottle

tic tac toe to me
is a lengthy process
I’ve been off of them;
I cared about myself way less

tic tac toe to you
just reminds you of me;
just like everything else.
reminds you of all my tells.

tic tac toe resolves our woes
they can go from head to toes
I’ll never fill a void…
you’ll only think I toyed

#ex   #pills   #depression   #anxiety   #bipolar   #slam   #woes   #exlover  
Tina Pavlova
Tina Pavlova
Apr 27, 2015

Throbbing red armpits
I've been rubbing you the wrong way,
you say.
So I bare extra weight, all of a sudden
the tingle at the pit of my stomach
no longer comin'
from your sweet melting pot tonguin'.

 
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