Christos Rigakos
Christos Rigakos
Oct 17, 2012

the cemetery
echoes over headstones
children's peek-a-boo

(C)2012, Christos Rigakos

Caroline Mure
Caroline Mure
Aug 25, 2013

You see,
Death likes flowers and heaven houses serpents
As if to be advertising competition.
You give your gifts of rage through anger
And breathe morning mist,
As time runs out and regret fills up
And you wonder why your here
Because you can't think of one reason let alone ten
This treasured time being one more multiple choice section on an open note test,
And there's a 50/50 chance of winning
But one 50 just got shot
And the other one just dropped the gun.
Leaning over the dead body
There's a 50/50 chance he cried
But maybe he just died too.
Floating in the ocean, but not on it.
Because if your on it you can fall off,
And I guess if you in it you can drop out, too.
But you can't get out if your lungs are filled with water and your fingers are chilled.
Flowers grow and mountains tower,
And they tell me to build my life around my past,
But my past is broken like a mirror shattered on a bathroom floor.
I'd like help picking up the pieces,
But you're not coming back.

Matthew Walker
Matthew Walker
Aug 21, 2013

Life is not what I thought,
Nothing is as it seemed,
I thought I knew
Thought I had it figured out.

But now,
It’s like I’ve been kicked to the ground.

The friends I thought I had,
The God I thought I knew,
The answers I once had,
They’ve abandoned me.

They’ve left me,
Bitterly alone.

I’m not sure what to do,
Seek God where I am?
Or run away to find something new?

All I want,
Is to know truth,
I don’t care about anything else,
I just don’t want to be confused.

Where is peace in this world of pain?

in the opposite direction
Cassidy Vautier

you feel so far away
in a way that
i could not drive 30 minutes to your house
but do a marathon
in the opposite direction
plain, train, bike
a lap around the world
just to arrive at your front door

you and i are a map of all the countries
you are right beside me
but still on the opposite side of the page
millions of miles away
today is opposite day!
Apr 8

today is opposite day!
so when i wake up in the morning,
i'll think to myself about how
thankful i am to be alive and healthy.

today is opposite day!
so i'll smile and laugh,
and when anyone asks, "how are you?"
i'll tell them that i couldn't be happier.

today is opposite day!
so i'll walk around with my head held high,
feeling like the queen of the world;
i don't care what people think about me.

today is opposite day!
for me, every day is opposite day.

#sad   #depression   #upset  
we just need to stop looking in opposite directions,
Apr 11

there could be a possibility for us.

we just need to stop looking in opposite directions,

and start walking in the same direction.


"the proof is in the pudding hun."
We'll be still in opposite ends.
Ashlie Margaritis
Ashlie Margaritis
Mar 25, 2012

Why didn't you call me sooner?
I know your need was dire.
You closed the door that leads you
In protection you thought, maybe stubborn.

I saw that hole created by loss,
You felt it more than me.
It was your pain I couldnt comprehend,
There's something you verily needed.

Now its past gone to turn the clock's hands,
Too stoic to unravel the memories
I regret not making ammends with you sister.
We'll be still in opposite ends.

Stand on opposite sides?
Sally A Bayan
Sally A Bayan
Feb 22      Feb 22


There's this poser, stuck in my mind,
Bothers me so, up to this moment.
How do we ascertain our emotions,
When the two of us
Stand on opposite sides?
Vast lands and seas divide us
When nothing...nothing
Should ever stand in between...
We live on to keep on dreaming
Wish some more...pray some more
So that our true feelings,
Our presence of mind
That rule over our fears and desires,
May one day,
Pave the far-reaching, bumpy roads,
Move the earth, the whole universe,
Create paths to approximate the distance,
The length of time shortened,
What ever makes it possible...
So our bodies may move
Towards one common path:
The realization
Of both our dreams and our plans!
We close our eyes, we pray harder
For our love to soon be set free
To be no longer on hold,
And may the Heavens have mercy,
Sympathize with us...
See through the hearts
Of two lovers....
So madly in love, but,
Still very much apart.


Copyright 2014
Rosalia Rosario A. Bayan

I wrote this short poem early, early 2013, for somebody special and myself...and then I thought of our two young lovers here at Hello Poetry.........Same situations...I thought, why not share this poem with them. Not much, but just the same, to Kripi and Atul, I dedicate this poem....shared also with other lovers/couples who find themselves in the same circumstances...
Oct 4, 2013

The ugliest people
can create
the prettiest love,

the prettiest people
can create
the ugliest cuts.

We totally the opposite.
jeffrey conyers
jeffrey conyers
Nov 1, 2012

You like Coke Cola.
I like Pepsi.
You like Sprite.
I like 7up.

You like Crush.
I like Mountain Dew.
We totally the opposite.

No different than many others.

We all hear opposite attracts.
And often disagree.
Just take notes it's for a reason.
Many loves one another unselfishly.
And stay together more than those that disagree.

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