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 1444° 
Mari
Why can't my
Heart be empty?
 587° 
LLillis
The coldest night air
Seems no different then the
Space around the stars.
The mercury is dropping faster then we expected. It’s not quite polar vortex weather yet but the dry air and static warns of its approach.
 540° 
Prince
Blue is the warmest color
God of motion in the jungle eating a grapefruit with his tail with black strips trailing his outfit is a pair of kaki shorts ¢ his hair is in a ponytail hanging down his back ¢ his posture is carefree because this is home...
 426° 
saint
remember to never ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever
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compare yourself
 361° 
TOPA
A HERO
[H]e stands tall in all adversity.
[E]xtraordinary presence, he commands.
[R]educes Danger to rubble
[O]verall just the main man to go to
 340° 
Nava
My birth
Was a death
For my brother
I scream
We all scream
For each other
But some just
for themselves
for their archetypal mother
 322° 
Ray Dunn
though my blankets
touch me the same—
they will never be
as warm as you.
i miss my boyfriend he’s literally my best friend in the world i love him so much his hugs are so warm and safe ahhhh
 260° 
TMReed
Dearest of Steam—your breaths fall less
from static breast on limping arms
and clouded ears, in-sane aggress.
Go now confess your false alarms,
through seven storms my port undressed,
yet in this chest, your chaplet burns,
my heart returns, in letters blessed
and scars distressed with lessons learned.
Storms carve deeper scores in gentle harbors.
 237° 
Najla
There used to be butterflies
living inside my chest,

but they turned into bats
when it got dark

The bats fed on my blood,
and my chest was their cave

There used to be orchids
blooming,
flourishing,
above my ears and to my hair

But now I am dead,
the weeping orchids bled

As it withered upon my grave,
and emitted the scent of death and I

Its decayed petals dropped
like blood from cut veins

The corpse flower,
scentless bloom of death belongs
I want orchids not death
 220° 
yasmin
Everything you hate in others
lives deep down
inside of you.

Find him.
Find yourself.
 199° 
Ugo Victor
I can't get it out of my head
I think it's my fault
No one person can be this wrong
All of the time

The calls
unreturned
Messages in the morning
unreplied by evening
I love you has never sounded so strange;
so forced

Yet in all of this
Why is sorry
The only thing you can say to me
 184° 
Jon York
HATE   has   4   letters,
so does LOVE.  ENEMIES
has  7  letters,  so   does
FRIENDS.   LYING  has  5
letters,  so  does  TRUTH.

NEGATIVE  has  8  letters,
so  does  POSITIVE.

UNDER  has  5  letters, so
does  ABOVE.  CRY  has
3  letters,  so  does   JOY.
ANGER  has  5  letters, so
does  HAPPY.  

Do you think that this is just a coincidence?

RIGHT  has  5  letters, so
does  WRONG.   HURT
has 4 letters, so does HEAL.

Not all storms come to
disrupt your life, some
come to clear your path.

Life is a double edged
sword, exceed your expectations,
dance the night away,
be your best self.
Don't look back.

Some people feel the rain,
others  just  get  wet, so
just do what makes your
soul shine.                                                                          Jon York   2019
 182° 
D-G Morgan
Two hands cross
Unsure, but together.
Connections made and connections lost
Shaded feelings shared,
Bright feelings stolen.

Awkward, but strong
The two crossed hands paired with each other
Clenched and held tight unknowing of why.
Frightened of themselves and unwilling to let go
Their color draining emotions are occupying the space of freedom
Forcing them shut at this point, committed to the act
Tighter and closer the hands are becoming one.

Skin is tearing.

Bones are snapping.

Blood is leaking.

Tired and wrinkled from time,
The wise hands kept closed and prepared for the struggle.
Violent shaking erupts, uncontrollable and forceful.
Stronger squeezes suppress the movement
Until it is not needed anymore.

The energy settles.

The crossed hands turn dull and confused
Unsure of the situation they were just in.

They go limp.

Nerves are broken and the hands are not responding.
Sadness and frustration is all they feel as their future fades,

Ashamed of what they have done.
 167° 
Redaviel
The unknown and ambiguity
                   is where
                    I will
                     sail
                     even                  
                      if
                 ­    they
                     don't
                     dare
I sailed slowly, but I sailed forward and onward
Storms and waves, I've found my dear Atlantis
   Where the depths is immeasurable but calm
          I have no regrets, I've waited for you
            And now, if I am going to drown
                 I will not hesitate anymore
                 For below and down under
                      In chaos and silence
                            I found her
 149° 
Richard Porzondek
The water below
The ebb and flow
The timeless old attraction
The blue and cold
The realms unfold
The rush from the protraction
The crashing tide
The deep and wide
The wave bent by refraction
The raging storm
The droplets form
The colorful reaction
The clouds pass by
The latent sky
The hues are called to action
The dreamers dream
The light it beams
The ultimate satisfaction
 110° 
café
the more sleepless days
I spend awake
eyes closed

I realize the night is short
the morning will rise and haunt me
 81° 
Julie
i wish you saw the beauty i see in you
you are like the ocean
full of mystery
and emotions that soar high
like tidal waves
yet your tranquility
can calm any storm
even the one within me
 77° 
Anka
Nights may seem long,
but day must come eventually.
 73° 
Laiba
What I really want
What I really really want
Is to die
I HATE LIFE
 72° 
Gavin
I cough words
onto a page,
and hold it up to the world.
They call it art, they call it poetry.
 69° 
Mudashi
I wish the world would give me one more chance
To paint outside the lines;
and have purple cows and red seas,
and green faces, and blue trees.
I wish the world would give me one more chance
To live through every minute of my dreams
With no worries, no fears;
No pressure, no tears,
I wish the world would give me one more chance
But this time make it a little bit better,
Cause I really hate it here.
 60° 
Tobe Rune
Google maps says
it will take me
21 days to
walk to you.
Just enough time
to break the habit
of thinking
that I need to.
 56° 
Jazmine
Would you truly like to see inside my soul
It’s desolate and dark
Love is free,
If it's a trade it's not love, it's a trade.
It's priceless,
You try to pay for love,
You work tirelessly but it just doesn't pay off.
Love must flow,
It's already in perspective,
It can not be forced.
 52° 
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!
 50° 
jasmine
crazy me
crazy you
crazy one
crazy two
crazy three
crazy-
BOOM!
"No more crazy for you~"
whoopsie. guess im gone
 50° 
Adrasteia
You played me like a poker game
Your love was a bad hand of cards
“Bet it all”
Said the dealer
“Be my queen of hearts”
I handed myself over
Hoping I’d be enough
I wish I could’ve seen it
I wish I called your bluff
 48° 
Jordan
My inner child cry's
I slowly fade away
Like evaporated water
Melancholic music depression and suicide
All too familiar
To be left alone in silence as I fade away
 48° 
Lovis Galante
Find a new wardrobe

Hide my old face

Take time out of my schedule

To find my new place

Maybe I’m still full of life

Full of hope and out of time

I’ll make me,

Take me,

Fake me better

And I’ll do it all for you
 47° 
David P Carroll
Your lips kissable I adore,

I love kissing them,

Your bright smile,

Your the women I truly love,

You make my heart sing
And dance,

Your truly beautiful and pretty,

Sweet so true,That's why I love you.....

You inspire me every day..
You do.... You truly impress me I'm in love,

And that's why I'll be forever in Love With You......
True Love
 47° 
Benzene
a
  poet's words
are their
    organs

   that

they
    donate
to

    the world
 46° 
Chloe Haas
My periods turn to semicolons
My suicide notes to poetry
My goodbyes become hellos
The blades turn to sunflowers
And the bullets, a rose
My heart still is broken
But the pieces have been found
Death isn’t for me anymore
What is, in the here and now
I still don’t feel enough
But I am alive
And that’s enough to say
Today is not the day I die.
 44° 
Osiria Melody
I
I am more than what others         say
I am more than what others               think
I am more than what others        do
I am more than what others                 feel
I am more than what others      perceive

I am what I           say
I am what I           think
I am what I           do
I am what I           feel
I am what I           perceive

If I do not fit into society's construct,
Then so be it–conventional mules
Being happy for myself is most important
After all, I am my own advocate for the choices
That I make, and that no one can take that away

I
            Am
                             My
          ­                                  Self
                          ­                                     I



Melody
11/16/19
:)
 44° 
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
 42° 
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.
 41° 
Khoi-San
It takes infinitely longer
walking back
still history records our steps
discovers our roots
and knows our archetypes
 39° 
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° 
Kyla Mae
Let the

Loneliness

Makes you

Happy
3rd :)
 39° 
D A W N
u admired me
from a distance.
and when
we
were 2 feet away from
eachother
only then i had
noticed you
fell in love
with me
i miss my old school a lil but i dont have any regrets moving to a new one. Ive been more confident of being who i am now than i was back then
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