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 516° 
Jordan Norwood
Stars above,
glistening the sky.
Golden teardrops fall from high.
The weary moon begins to die,
As the city sings a silent lullaby.

The wind blows soft,
the leaves flow far.
The night falls and tumbles hard.
The stars align,
the moon now cries,
As the city sings a silent lullaby.

The sun slowly rises.
The stars slowly die.
The night loses feeling,
the day comes alive.
Morning creeps slowly,
night falls behind.
As the city sings a silent lullaby.
 429° 
deyrah
Don't be fooled please...
Romeo and Juliet wasn't a romantic story.
It ended in tears...
Just like where we are headed!
 400° 
Ben Palomino
I woke up to find
a devil by my side
we began to dance
in the shadow of the
  dying sun

I look into the mirror
only to find
the spirit inside
has left my eyes

I
traded my soul
but cant recal

all was lost
and nothing gained
 289° 
Rizna M Rameez
At times,
It all boils down to this,
In a world of advantages and disadvantages,
Justice and injustice,
We question our entitlement,

But,
Knowledge is key,
so the question is,
What Is The Price Of Ignorance?
!5.10.2019 - Sometimes we ask whether things are fair, we blame our ignorance. Aside from stubbornness, if we didn't take the effort to seek the truth, then, we'd have to pay the price of ignorance.
 202° 
Muzaffer
Love
Loyalty
Respect
Charismatic
Cultured
Romantic
Clever
Rich
Be­liever
Good person
Strong a *****..



Select several by age range.
They all poison you.:))
Best regards..
 154° 
sepehr
I miss your laugh
I miss your glistening eyes under the summer sun
I miss your smell
I miss everything that we used to do
I miss your face
I miss planning our future together under the immense starry night

What happened to us?
Why did you change?
Why did you leave me, broken;
Shattered like a mirror glass?
 118° 
Aquilla
They only shine
When you cross my mind

~aquilla~
 114° 
Dan Hess
There is a certain comfort
in the sound of trees
dancing in the breeze,
mingling their leaves,
stuck in the ground
but tasting
what it means to be free.
 88° 
Jeff Stirrat
My word is my bond
My promise is to the grave
My life is yours now
 88° 
Manan sheel
Sometimes, I feel
that the modern world
has traded love, for clarity...

has traded flowery gardens,
for deserts.
has traded stars,
for a picture of stars.
has traded dance and songs,
for analysis.
has traded ecstasy,
for mere control.
has traded heart,
for mind.

has traded life,
for death...

© Manan sheel.
 87° 
Zywa
In the waiting room

there is only one sound: I –


fiddle with my zip.
"Alles hort en niets is zoals het hoort" ("Everything is jolting and nothing is as it should be", 2012, Delphine Lecompte)

Collection "VacantVoid"
 80° 
Najla
Every time I hear the word “love”
I think going
warmth
and then going
(don’t)
 78° 
BJ Donovan
I want to get to know you like I do
my friends. You are pretty and giant.
I stand still shivering in your shadow.
you smell good and have smooth skin
and bat eyelashes and slay me before
I have time to kiss you and we melt.
I make clumsy tries at romance but
have no map and touch wrong.
You take my hand and guide me
to where I need to be and we Love.
 76° 
Jo Pietersen
the wrong one
will find you in peace
and end up leaving you in pieces

only the right one
can find you in pieces
and guide you to peace
 73° 
Knit Personality
Thanatopsis,
thanatosis,
fantastically
thanatastically
under hypnosis
a rose is
a rose is
a rose is.
Branching out a tree
releases leaves, leaves
behind its verdant sleeves
stands e x p o s e d
to brittle breeze
wonders at this, how
a tree is a tree with no leaves
for he believes all trees have leaves
and to be a tree that must be
and sees not that he is tree
when all his leaves leave, beneath  

His crisis shelf
I sit naked on the ground
with strips of me around
and no sense of being self.  

I try to love what I am not.
 69° 
Lemon
and i miss that feeling,
i miss that time,
i miss my love,
and i miss those eyes.
 69° 
melanie jackson
i sit alone
in a room full of people
i observe the groups
they laugh, they talk
i sit silently trapped
inside a cell i made myself
inside my head
i scream wanting to leave
wanting someone to save me
but lower i fall
i can fake a smile
fake a laugh but
what no one sees is the girl inside
but still i say i'm living
i can say i'm fine
but one day
when im older
i will defeat depression
 68° 
Anmol Mago
I
often
s e a r c h
for my (darkness)

beneath
your gleaming
smiles
 62° 
Charles KC Aiken
I miss her laugh
Her body
Her kiss
 62° 
girasol
I am kind
I am compassionate and understanding
People know when I love them because I love hard
I am caring
I listen
I acknowledge
I give feedback that doesn’t hide the truth but isn’t harsh
All these things I am
For others
But not for me
 61° 
Annette
my foreign soul
responds to you
in a language i don't know...
 60° 
Butterfly
The only art I'm good at, is the art of being lonely.
I painted something at 3am in the morning and I don't want questions, only compliments.
 58° 
Traveler
Whether a comma, or colon:
Punctuation slows my rolling
I need no period. When I end
no Capitalization when I begin
Rulelessly I flow my art
  Not a single!
Explanation mark
Are you not the one
Who'll know?
Where a question mark
No longer goes

Warp the structure
Bend the lines
Put in repeat
Let emotion unwind
Make yourself
Your poetry's the best
Be your own ruler
Pass your own test

Take your own road
Where ever it leads
Lover or hater
It's all poetry!
Traveler Tim
Hay
No matter who you are
You have my deepest respect
I love you all!!

Welcome aboard newbies!!!

Who said explanation marks were merely laughing at your own joke?!

Actually my grand daughter gave me this poem!
 56° 
Adrasteia
she spent her nights
at the bar
kissing strangers
doing a tango with the bed sheets
just so her heart could feel a little more full
her bed a little less empty
 56° 
Kevarie O Leslie
If darkness didn’t exist we wouldn’t notice the radiant beautiful stars
Be like the stars an let your light shine when life seems dark
Greetings Kings & Queens
I truly hope all is well
 53° 
s
It looked awful
It felt even worse
For a moment,
vision was laced with uncertainty

My heart tugged
I saw you
I. Saw. You.
vision cleared about what to believe—
in you.
 51° 
e l l
you ask me if i love you.
so i say
“i feel like i do.”
but sometimes my feelings lie to me
and i don’t want to do that to you.
 49° 
georgia
im sorry that i was nervous.

im sorry i didn’t say the things i want to. i wanted you, i really did, but now i fear you’ve given up on me and what we could have been.

i can’t help the way i get sometimes. and self sabotage seems to be all im capable of.
 45° 
soli
i have been doused in gasoline
the moment i fell in love ;
and you took a match to me
the day i fell in love ;
held it over my head ,
teasing teasing teasing ;
now i suffer ashes
oh the burning
burning
burning .
 45° 
sophia
A special person,
A special face,
Someone I love,
And can never be replaced.
i have a special person.
 44° 
Steve
Because the earth’s round
Doesn’t mean it’s  having a ball.

Because waves crash
Doesn’t mean that they aren’t in control.

Because the sea is deep
Doesn’t mean that it’s thoughtful

Because land meets the sea
Doesn’t mean that they agree

Because you float my boat
Doesn’t make me the captain.
Five little ten worders to ponder.
 42° 
Jo Pietersen
loneliness
will bleed you to death
when it cuts you
 42° 
sepehr
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 41° 
Birds keeper
I sail alone on the hopeless sea
With just the stars to fill my view
You are a firework that lit up my sky
now the smoke is just the memory of you

In that moment, you gave me sight
But now it’s darker than before
My lonesome shadow adjusts in my eye
just me and the stars, forevermore
 40° 
Blckstr
If you could read my mind,
You’d see a thousand papers
Filled with broken poetries
And deadbeat proses
Full of woeful verses
With mournful pieces
Of unfinished stories
That are yet to be written
And failed to be spoken;
If you could read my mind,
You’d hear horrible screams
And earsplitting weeps
From shattered dreams,
Kept in a nasty notepad,
Scribbled on a bed
Of bloodstained words,
Ringing in my head.
If you could read my mind,
You’d see the shadows
That lurk within me;
You’d hear the bellows,
Screeching the words
“I’m tired,”
“I’m a failure,”
“I’m stupid –”
I know it sounds stupid,
It’s pathetically foolish
And seems too *******.
If you could read my mind,
You’d feel the tears
I had ever failed to cry;
You’d see the people
That make the weak weaker;
You’d see the monsters
That consume my head;
You’d hear the hollers
That failed to be freed;
You’d see the heart
That still bleeds and bleeds.
If you could read my mind,
You’d see the face
I’ve failed to show back then,
The face I’ve faked back then.
If you could read my mind,
You’d see a character
I had ever failed to become
If you could read my mind,
You’d be able to read
A book you never wished
To touch and read,
But sometimes I still wish
Someone could read my mind.
 39° 
Robby
Be patient with me
I’m still a work in progress

Somedays I seem put together
But that paint’s not dry just yet

One day I’ll get this right
I’m sorry
 39° 
Atlas
So this is love
 38° 
Gamaliel
when the wells run dry,
you drink blood from gaping wounds
and eat beating hearts
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