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I’m tired of people dying
Of all the loss in this world

She was lost years ago
To the cancer in her body
Her ashes spread in the sea
Resting where she loved

I’m tired of people dying
Of all the loss in this world

She was lost way too young
The water too deep for her
Stuffed animals on the alter
Two years wasn’t enough

I’m tired of people dying
Of all the loss in this world

He was lost last week
When he fell too far
Only eighteen years
Sister said “see you soon”

I’m tired of people dying
Of all the loss in this world

She was lost long ago
Her heart beat blocked
A daughter, a sister, a niece
Just SMiLe, you’ll be okay

I’m tired of people dying
On October 11th, 2019 a boy I graduated with passed away. At his funeral his twin sister said “This isn’t goodbye. This is see you soon. I love you. I’ll see you soon.”
claire elizabeth
rotted and fresh,
leaves fused together
by mud slip.
mottled carpet
shanika yrs
You know what?
You are a poem
I miss writing
Esther Pollak
Some day someone will buy the sun and charge to have sunlight
i’m smoking
to stop my overthinking
do you even care
that i’m feeling so alone
and in that moment
that passing second of truth-
before the mask of lies and smiles...

she felt her emptiness
the tears
that I'm so use to
I don't even realize
they're there
Lucia Airo
The sun loves the moon and they talk everyday. Their love flourish even though they are miles away-Lucia Airo
The fluff from my socks,
The warmth that creeps from my skin,
My slowly piecing away mind,
The quiet orchestra of mother nature,
A simpleness that's quite uncommon.
Dark Fjord
sometimes in green but mostly black
a crying baby is like a kitchen faucet
who cries missing when we painted our toes the same color
or picked beautiful wild flowers together
Why can’t sleep make this
Go away?
Yet, dreaming makes this
More of a reality
Than it already is
you never wanted me as your daughter.
you never wanted me at all.
why did you bring me to this cursed wasteland?
it's all your fault.
if i was a boy,
would you have loved me more?
of course not.
i'm worthless to you.
if i disappeared,
would you even care?
probably not.
you'd blame it on me and call it a day.
i'm just a ragdoll
being thrown because of your anger.
Hunter Green
Why do you tempt me.
Just when things might be getting good.
I don’t find it as unwelcoming as maybe I should,
but rules keep me from wasting unspoken promise.
Except my amiableness won’t draw lines harsh enough.
Harald Pfeffer
The trees are coming into green

The trees are coming into green
Their new tongues seem poised
To speak. What will they say?
Will they whisper to the wind,
That their new life is good,
That they will add
To the cycles of grain?
Or will they simply display,
Unfold their veins, carrying
The message from roots
No frost could reach.
What is their message
To me, who unlike they,
Sees more than one season?
Perhaps it is simply this:
Last year is dead and all
Is fresh, is fresh, begins anew.

Harald Edwin Pfeffer 19-10-2010
Carmen Jane
My fangs grew overnight
And when I tried to hide my smile
It poked my lower lip
From it, a bit of blood dripped,
It tasted sweet.

I walked over arched bridges at night
The ones, that mold around the moon light,
My fangs were longing for a match
To graze your lips, your mouth to touch.
On you, to latch.

The knock woke me from my deep sleep,
I heard some kids say trick or treat,
I realized it's Halloween!
I gathered candy from under couch
I didn't need my plastic fangs
I had my own and the costume matched...
M e l l o
ikaw yung wala lang
sagot ko sa tanong na
Ano ang iniisip mo?
"Wala Lang"
wala lang kasi hindi ko masabi ng buo
ang pangalan mo
na sa totoo lang pinilit kong kinakalimutan
at sana sa susunod
pag tinanong ulit ako
kung ano yung nasa isip ko
masasabi ko na ang mga katagang
"nakalimutan ko na"
Oct. 21
Jade Anna
so many problems
which to solve first?
OCD doesn’t seem so bad.
Whats wrong with being clean?
anxiety is so common.
Only the weak admit it’s a problem.
Depression is for the attention-seeking.
It’s not real until you’re cutting yourself.
why am i such a mess, you ask?
because i am strong.
or at least,
strong enough to pretend.
Nicholas Fonte
A word I was given
The provider to isolation
The basis of frustration
It was the one thing
How Death likes to sing
Friend lost but gave
All that I crave
I am afraid
What People said
Friend's scar I bear
I must go there
Can it be forgiven?
I yearn

for a place

where hearts

are won

not with

a beautiful face

but with

the strength

of someone's


and life

that was led

by grace
Ellis Holden
Am I their's
Or mine
Where do I belong?
Angela Rose
I am doing so much better without you by my side
And that breaks my heart.
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.
silence says more
than empty words
the golden ratio,
2 ears,
one mouth


it works
These words are for me,
For I'm the one who's hurting,
I'm just healing myself.
I often wonder why we can't understand other's poems sometimes, but deep down it is the one who writes it knows the value of it.
Jessa M Saquin
the saddest part is
I still care

Life is unfair
you now care for someone else
been years but im still here
Heart racing moments & breath taking views, listening to les vibes making love in the backseat.
As I climb out of the lightless well I find myself in,
Using the hope placed so conveniently close, dangling.
Tearing,the light emanating from beneath waning,
the bones within my neck breaking,ti's from This noose I am hanging...
#Dark #Depression #Death
If I had a dime,
For every time you sighed.
I would have built us a new paradise,
Where I would drown you
And die.
see, for you
i would change anything about me
but for him?
for him, i would never have to.
srk v jcl. soulmate or distraction?
Lost myself
In the moment of it
I fell in love
With you for a minute
underneath the bridge
clarity bids its riddle
ceding overpass
Too long I linger, since I woke from sleep.
Defading day's delay does make me say
Some sweet, soft dream I've seen in scenes of sheen
Silver. Flutters, flickers of her fiery way
With phrases, persuading to stay in sheets
Under her ghostly form. So I can say
Dreams to me in the lazy morning heat.
With inavian feathery wings, to Avalon away.
"Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly."
-Langston Hughes
Because sometimes,
paper is the only one
who listens.
Bijan Rabiee
With an old secret
I sank into her endless eyes
Pondering over laws
That effected such marvel
And leased me to madness
Words were melting in my mouth
She, refraining her turn of phrase
A tear rolled down my cheek
Stirring passion's tongue
A tear rolled down hers
Wielding my soul ablaze
I rejoiced in silence
Lest i betray my confidence
She handled my eyes
Spotting my inference
I could no longer bear
The fruits of my fear
I leaned over and touched
Her sculptured nails tenderly
Freeing my emotion
She smiled coyly
Sealing my devotion.
I have carved your name
On every bone that lines
Beneath my skin
And darling, I am at peace.
he said, "your eyes are like jewels"
she said, "But they're only a dull shade of brown"
"I know, but they match your auburn hair"
she frowned "Your eyes are a beautiful blue"
"They are a diamond in my eyes, because they belong to you"
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
No matter who you are
You have my deepest respect
I love you all!!
Remember Ikkyu every day,
Poems written on leaves then cast away,
While we in another time and place,
Consign our efforts to cyberspace.
Ikkyu Sojun monk and poet
jeffrey conyers
I can lose my wealth.
I can lose it all.
I will still be rich.
Just having you to love.

The sun can stay dim.
The moon don't have to glow.
I still see light.
Just having you to love.

All our substances?
Is built within one another?
And it's just not about us being lovers.
It much, much more.

We have the support of one another.
And with growth, it has deepened more.
And just having you to love.
It is more than enough.
Jonathan Polivka
I fell on my face too many times that night.
Like a fool with clipped wings masquerading as a free bird.

I heard the cool crisp air ushering me to security, guiding me by the dim light.
I took a leap of foolish faith in flight,
And landed on my *** in the middle of the night.

The air whispered sweetly around me and laughed in good fun. Then leaned in to ask what I could not answer;
“Are you alright?”
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