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 656° 
Adrasteia
I found magic
In the moon
When it’s light
Illuminated you
 312° 
Kanishka
I love you with all my might,
All my heart and all my life.
But if you fail to put up with my battles,
I'll cleave our bonds with a knife.
 310° 
Tess
There is a pain so intense no one can bare it
not the strongest or the bravest
this is the pain of being in love

the perfect agony
the painful ecstasy

it is not the affliction of love
love does not burn so much
the love for friend of family
does not reduce people to their knees

this is the agony of ‘in love’
the first glimpse
the first touch
before you see they are also human...
 297° 
MKF
It’s raining,
And I wish you were here.
Because, and I know it’s cliché,
But I’m falling a lot harder
Than this rain, and dear,
It’s torrential here.
But these sheets of rain
Remind me of the sheets we share,
And I’d just as quickly
Wrap myself up in them
If I thought you were in there, too.
It’s 101° there.
But here it’s raining.
And I miss you.
 220° 
astiani hayn
We are an atom built within the galaxy
Wander and mingle for the sake of acceptance only
Sacrificing the only thing we own to get to the zero gravity
Hence, is it all really worthy?
 210° 
Blue Carrisole
I'm the tethered tail of a lonely bird
The stray feather that refuses to fall.

I'm the white sheep covered in black wool
The heart of the flock that pretends to be the wolf.

And as you finger paint me in the darkest of blue
Know I'm the girl you can't see
Even when you claim you love me.
One of my more shorter pieces from an anthology I put together called the blue diaries. Let me know what you think!
 189° 
Jac
forgive me for i have
belittled myself

the grand picture
has disappeared

i seek guidance
yet defy the system
that also just
injects me with treason
 182° 
Raquel B
I am worth something
I know that
But I don’t live like that
I like to be bruised and scratched
In the end it only makes me stronger
 156° 
Atlas
We
       Only
                 Breath
                              For
                                      So
                                            Long
                                                       .
 151° 
John Bartholomew
Snap!
And there it all went
Life
In the crack of a bone
But I hadn't kissed the girl of my dreams
I hadn't scored that goal for my football team
Left or Right I never knew which way to lean
This cannot be that, it has to be more than it seems

Nope

So that's it. All gone. It's over?

Yep

But I had so much more to give!

Do it while you can then kid, cos you ain't coming back

****

JJB
 145° 
Peasant The Poet
Today is gray,
in lieu of blue.
Funny how a pigment is all I am,
when I think of or remember you.
 127° 
atticus wilson
Until there’s only one of them
 124° 
Bongani
Ambitious
Ambitious
 113° 
Michael S Simpson
I am the rock
I am the water
I am the eagle
I am the sky
I am the sun
rising over the ocean
I am your joy
and the tears
that you cry
I am your joy
and the tears
that you cry

I am the seasons
and the rivers flowing
I am the salmon
I am the bear
I am the questions
I am the knowing
I am the answer
I am the prayer
Copyright 2019 by Michael S. Simpson.
All rights reserved by the author.
 96° 
WritinginStars
I see the world as black and white,
Everything has its place.
But when I am in your presence,
My vision turns to gray.

My perceptions - off,
My morals - lost,
My heart, a blur of emotion.
My mind, like a deep chasm, wide open,
Tumultuous and raging like a stormy ocean.

And you cause all this commotion.
 93° 
Sarah Clark
i am underwater plugging
multiple leaks in this vessel
we built together.

i’m not wet, i’m dry-
the driest shipwreck you
ever saw, deep down…

the moon looks
unnatural
in a hot sky
and rising and sinking
seem to reach the same
                                              
        conclusion.
 86° 
Ikigai Poet
You were created to
Create.
-Ikigai Poet
You're manifested to manifest :)
 86° 
leyana
Ten letters,
Won't make your life better,

Ten letters
Will make you batter

Depression
Loss of all sensation
 85° 
romeo's lover
my legs are tangled in the safety of yours
my head rests on your rising chest pulling me out of the cold chaos
my hair is calmed by the gentle breeze of your breath
my hand grips yours, pulling me out of the ruthless clutches of thought and depression
my mind is steady, smoothy sailing upon the eventide
so I sleep with the lights off
 79° 
Alex B
If I die prematurely
Don’t make me go through a breakup too
 77° 
James Crouch
Feel the midnight leave the grains
That sew golden strands within my brain
Slide past figures of idle time
As they swiftly walk past invisible crimes

Keep the kingdom far below
Where the people pray at silver stones
May water flow like finest wine
As it seeps through starlight so sublime

Every drop of ocean spray
Marks a new found land today
May I tread as man anew
Where we spread the ashes amongst the few
 72° 
Jy
I have ink in me
and a clean slate of paper
but my hands won't move
#haiku
 69° 
zz
You reached for the stars
and put them in my eyes

I keep them locked
behind my eyelids


fearful

that you´ll change
your mind
 68° 
Anya
Hush now
It’s all right
You will forget
The taste of my blood

It was funny when
you took a bite
I knew you will choke
on my poisoned heart

My vein is still pulsing
I can feel your teeth
piercing through my skin

Look, now our blood is mixed
A creation of a new disease

Hush now, don’t cry
You will forget the pain
in time

Just close your eyes
and count to five

Now, you are mine
 67° 
jilli
i wish you and her was still you and i, instead of your hand in hers it’d be your hand in mine. if i still had you everything would be fine. but you move on so fast, and i’m not sure how or why. do men just not have feelings? use us to waste their time? pretend to fall in love for the fun of it? then just let us cry?
I don’t even remember writing this and I just found it in my drafts
 63° 
Anne
keep your eyes closed love.

           e     t      
       m           i
    o                 m
s                        e  
                            s     all you have to
                                                                ­
                                                                ­ l                  is to what the sound
                                                           ­      i            n
                                                  ­                s           e
                                                               ­          t

                                                              ­                               v
                                                               ­                         a        e
                             ­                                          of the  w               s
                                                               ­                                       
                         ­                                                                 ­            tells  you
                                                                ­                                        to do.
"keep your eyes closed love. sometimes all you have to listen is to what the sound of the waves tells you to do"

When I was much younger, beaches were my second favorite places. I still love watching waves as they go by, crashing against each other and the whole process repeating all over again.
 59° 
Johnny walker
What am I supposed do
now In a world I'm now
find myself alone again
after many years shared
together Helen and
me
Tell what am I to do now
for there remains so uncertainty to life Itself
not really sure where It leading me to and  
what
For one thing I know for
sure there will be know
cure for the terrible pain
of emptyness slowly
tearing me apart day by
daylthe pain and Sorrow
comes a strength from deep within even In times
of
dought
 57° 
Kanishka
I didn't feel like writing today.
I was afraid I'd say the unsaid.
I dont wanna face the truth,
I dont wanna give up on us.
Why cant you come back to me,
And be the way it's supposed to be?
But alas I'm a poet. I must write.
 53° 
Poetic Eagle
10w
some people break your heart just to see you bleed
 52° 
Derrick Jones
The rain came swiftly
Cleansing me of past misdeeds
I dry in the sun
For more poetry and essays, follow my blog on Medium at https://medium.com/words-ideas-thoughts
Thanks for reading!
 51° 
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.
 48° 
Kate
How'd I find myself here
In July
This winter lasts forever
and colours don't sing to me anymore
I tell the circle of trust
I don't want to 'be'
I guess that's just Twenty Nineteen

Another write off
When will my hard work
pay me out
I made promises to myself
that haven't come true
all because of you
 45° 
Hannah Lanayru
Don't listen to that voice
The one within your mind
That tells you everything is going to be okay

Because it's not

You know it's not

You struggle every day and every night
Always tired of this fight
It draws you in and lures you too far
Then you're trapped and there's no going back
So why bother?

Why bother?
Why care?
It's not like anyone is there
To hear you cry out for help
Or to see you reach out desperately

So you sit there and you cry

Until the one you truly love comes along
To pull you back from the depths of the hell within your head
 43° 
Mitch Prax
Maybe it's lust or
maybe it's her pheromones-
All I know is that when
I bury my head
into her velvet locks,
time seems to stop
and I must worship
this goddess beside me.
 42° 
Kolour Fabriken
~
dogs can go a long time
without water or sunlight
but flowers perish, quick

my love was both these things

mk
~
 39° 
Ariana Bagley
I love him
I tell myself
I know that
We will be together forever
I don’t believe that
We could be separated
My thoughts tell me that
He’s the love of my life
Sometimes my heart lies and says
I could live an eternity
Without him
Like my friends say
“We’re perfect for each other”
And you can’t tell me
He’s not the one.

Now read from bottom to top.
 39° 
Hg
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threading
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thro             ugh
a ne           edle
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 36° 
Lovely Nobody
Sometimes I wish I was born as a boy
my late-night strolls wouldn't be seen as coy.
Sometimes I wish I was born as a boy
at least I wouldn't be reduced to a mere toy.

Sometimes I wish wasn't born as a female
my life story would have been a tellable tale.
Sometimes I wish I wasn't born as a female
my journey wouldn't have been filled with storms and hail.

Sometimes I wish I wasn't born at all
coz there nothing I hate more than being a life-size doll.
 35° 
Zywa
More and more tourists

in the church, the holiness –


has become thinner.
Collection "Blown sand"
 35° 
darly
I went to the love of my life's wedding today

I listened to her say the words that i would never be able to say,
he was the object of the love that i craved.
she looked at him with the same affectionate eyes that i gazed,
he was the one hearing: "for the rest of my days".


i went to the love of my life's wedding today
 35° 
Niki Gray
Pain is better than numbness,
because at least I can feel
my life not just move through it.
Thank you for taking the time to read my poetry.  Also a thank you to all my family and friends that remind me to be the best me I can be.  Thank you Sheela, Courtney, Christian, Favour, my daughter Sydney and my son James.  Also, a big thank you to my husband Jim.
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