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 2700° 
Pluto
I’ve lost my mind a thousand times,
I don’t know why

My spirit you’ll find
In the pines, in the pines,
Where the sun never shines

Where wolves devour my corpse
And bend knee to the source

Where my will is dissolved into ethereal vapor
While the wraiths sing and dance in mysterious caper
 1206° 
Erin
I used to go
swallowing matches
filling up on lightbulbs,
light lunches

second degree burns
through my throat, I
coughed up blood,
splintered glass, ash

but the moths in my stomach,
they loved it, you see,
flitted around just for a glimpse,
a tiny ray,
until
blood-soaked wings
stopped
sinking insects
dropped
     GREATNESS

It's not too late to dominate
I've seen the dim-light glowing
Like a bird, lay your nest bit-by-bit
Waves came blowing on me
Great men of Zion I seek advice

Hidden in rocks like diamond
God's shield abounds us in bond
I say to myself: complain not
Absorb the pains for a big deal
Training ambitiously I'm gallant
Till the race ends I won't stop
 230° 
Victoria
You took my hand and lead me away,
past the clock and through night free,
out to the hideaway where the sleepless wandered,
we sat in the dark, under a tree-

Roots winding past our sneakers,
wet grass and muddied debris,
and stars meld into streetlights,
far past under the tree-

You took me into your arms,
you spoke so quietly,
but i'll never tell you that I heard,
every word, under that tree-

I know you said you loved me
 155° 
Grace E
In a room full of men
Of brawny size
Winning smiles
And confident eyes

If they all had wit
And clever charm
Were gentlemen
Who’d offer a girl their arm

And if they were all
Impeccably dressed
Suits and ties
Their formal best

Intelligent
With a high IQ
In a room full of men like that
I’d still look for you
No else compares to you.
 154° 
Dee Randall
Little hands reaching out.
Wanting what? A cuddle?
A mindset bent on keeping busy.
Sweet hands, pushed away.
Another time.
Boisterous voices.
Questioning, always questioning.
Bright eyes, excited smile.
Too much. Too loud. Too many questions.
Beautiful voices silenced.
Another time.
Defective? Unworthy? Unable?
Love is so deep, but the mindset locks it in.
Chained by what?
Turning away. Another is desired. Wanted.
Little hands reach for the spare.
Sweet voices cry when taken away.
The unworthy desires to be more.
To be better.
But emotions locked, shut down.
Trauma from the past?
An insufficient upbringing?
Defective?
Thoughts for another time......
 127° 
Waylays
Softly you spoke
Into my very being
Every word whispered
Into this ghost
Your very sounds im seeing
Pour yourself into me
Fill me with your voice
And im not so empty
 110° 
Bryn Kennell
Lyrics of pain
A song so dark

She had no shield
Inhaled the words
Right into her heart

Melody severed
Just danced along
A tree in the wind
Enslaved to the song in her head
 100° 
Jenn
I smoked to fill my lungs
to **** the flowers that grew there
the ones you planted last december
 82° 
Hoa Luu
as darkness grips
its fateful fingers
around my soul,

my heart implodes,
twists, revolves, devours
till nothing remains.

a chasm of its former self:
an obscure absence,
a dimensional abyss:
an empty void,
a black hole.

lingering and enduring
struggling to exist
a final breath,
Exhaling.
 82° 
Jessica
the girl wandered
and dreamt
and got lost in her head
only to let it float up to the clouds.

she read books
and wrote poetry
and found magic in the ordinary world.

she contemplated
and spent time with herself
and drowned out the noise around her.

she absolved the chaos within herself
only through slighting that which occurred without.

she wandered away
until she could no longer find her place in the world
but, in doing so,
had found her place inside herself.
- JP
 79° 
Stiji Alphonsa
Broken hearts
Hardly
mend!!

Mended hearts
Hardly
break.. !!
 72° 
Daniel
I have never thanked you,
for the conversations.

I have never thanked you,
for the smile.

I have never thanked you,
for asking me how i'm really doing.

I have never thanked you,
for staying alive.

Thank you,
thank you.
My Goddess of Love
My sweetheart I love you more than my life
I am really impressed by your figure and style
I am a soldier so let me sing love song on fife
I have lost my heart on your so sweet a smile
Let me tell you that for you I can do anything
I became a poet of love and written sonnets
Your beauty and my love are in one love string
I praise you like a diety you are my goddess
Let me be yours my love for once and forever
Love remains our sole objective in our life
Please be mine in every difficulty and just never
Whether there is a good time ahead or strife
Colonel Muhammad Khalid Khan
Copyright July 2020 Love Remains
 68° 
erin
what does it feel like to be held
not by another body
not by a set of limbs, a chest, a chin
but
by another soul

what does it feel like
to see truth in another pair of eyes
instead of hidden intentions
instead of absence

what does it feel like
to hear a familiar heartbeat
resounding next to your own
reaching through skin
through bone
two rhythms
indistinguishable

what does it feel like
to write poems about
a love that exists
I shall wait for tomorrow

While I forget myself in today

Drunk as I am with anxiety

I have nowhere else to run to.
 55° 
Keith Strand
In that forgotten ruin
that cabin in the woods

I see the remnants of love and sin

The weathered furniture
well loved but forgotten

Will return to nature, I'm sure

An old man
may gaze upon these things

Artifacts from which he ran

But for now the ruins stand
among the cool shade trees

And burning sand
 53° 
Justine Jade
Maybe lies are sweet
because that's how sugarcoated
things tastes like
 50° 
Jarene
It hurts so good.
made of clouds
evanescent
vagabond  into the sky
waiting for you to look up
before the wind
dissolves me
Segregated existences
Colour coded
All life's matter
Washington all skins
I'm neither black, brown, pink, red, or white
Nor, lesbian, gay, bi, trans, or straight
I do not want to be categorized
Or live a ghetto'd existence
I'm just another human
Being
 48° 
The Ink Well
... and even memories have to die.
 48° 
Godlink
To leave this body,

and return to the night sky,

is my only wish.
 48° 
DAF
lost my head
while searching for
my mind
so wrapped up in seeming well
insanity in vanity
 40° 
Peter Balkus
I want to kiss her,
even if it is the kiss of death.
My life is dead without her lips
anyway.
Give Love Freely , Christ calls Us to Love Our Neighbor here.
Give Love Freely, For Christ calls Us to Love Our Brother too.
Give Love Freely , For Christ calls Us to Love Our Enemies too.
Give Love Freely, For Christ has Loved Us First then We Love Him.
Give Love Freely, For We are Called to spread the Gospel of Love.
Give Love Freely, By Loving Others First maybe then they Love you too.
Give Love Freely, Through doing this People shall see Christ within You.
Give Love Freely, Not the worldly type but Unconditional Love from God.
Give Love Freely, Live Your Life as a Servant for Christ Love Unconditional.
I’m

Falling

Fear

Frightened

I’m

Scared

Suffocating

Suffering

But it’s ok
I’m ok

Accepting

My

Fate
Just playing around with words here. Inspired by a nightmare I had a while ago, but it’s still haunting me.
 39° 
Flower C
Heaven rained on me,
I breathed in the petrichor,
Bathed in the downpour.
I have sinned,
So destroy me,
With your rain.
 38° 
Jammit Janet
#27
Silence so loud,
It taunts my brain,
Eerie emptiness,
Calling my name,

Sinking into horror,
I lose my breathe,
Uneasy darkness,
Seeping through my chest,

Panic,
Turmoil,
Unending hurry,
Morph and transition,
From scene to scene,
In my private movie,

Staggering emotions,
Intangible,
Yet absolute,
Physical manifestations,
Coursing through,

Creepy creations,
My unconscious enchants,
Oppress reality,
And rationalness,

Pulse accelerating,
Sobbing for air,
Let me go from this madness,
Feed me fresh air.
 37° 
misha
your name is
forbidden in
my mouth
or in my heart
because when
i think about
you;

i'll cry a little more,
hurt a little stronger
love a little softer
because you no longer
make me feel sober

i'm drunk on the
memory of you
if only i could chase you with pizza but shots don't work like that
 35° 
Rupert Pip
Break my bones;
cut my throat.
Pull me open,
learn the ropes.

Breath me in;
taste the fear.
Shank my skin;
stand and cheer.

Kick my head;
let me bleed.
Unbolt my veins;
enjoy the read.

Gouge my eyes;
punch my face.
Wrap me up
in your embrace.
Get to know me like I do you; inside and out.
 33° 
Han Drew
Sun
You we're my sunshine
But then I remembered that the sun doesn't just shine for one person.
her
between day & night,
splitting all metaphysical hairs,
there
she is, in awe.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLlG6-kw86E&t=4565s
 30° 
trin
you’re the kerosene that keeps me aflame

yet after all this fire i always end up feeling numb
i’m so tired of being numb
 29° 
Fifehanmi
You gave me the wings to fly
But only to clip it off while I was flying far above.

You gave me fins to swim
Only to cut it off while I was in the midst of the ocean.

You told me to fall in love but you never caught me
And now I am covered in bruises and wounds.
 28° 
Brandon
If my fate is to love you
From a distance
Then I'll burn for you
Like a star in your night sky
Bright, steady, reliable
Unwavering
Until the end of time.
 28° 
David Lessard
I used to read your poems
but lately you don't write
you're silent and aloof
you know that isn't right.
You can't close a door once opened
you can't abolish all your dreams
you're a poet of the heart
mustn't fall apart at the seams.
Say what you can in words
they speak the message true
spoken from the heart
the poems will see you through.
A hermit's not your style
a recluse, you are not
never give up writing
of things that you've been taught.
I used to read your poems
I'd read them once again
if you would send them out
(this one's from a poet friend)
 28° 
Abby
The rain surrounds me
With whispers of empathy
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