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 248° 
Peter DeSpirito
Head full of words almost
Escaping from my mind
Anticipating a fond
Reason for them to meet
The paper they want to be on

Beating on my brain waves
Evading the capture of my voice box
Actually hiding behind my eyes....the words tries to stay in my mind
Til they find the need to be on the paper they want to be on
-Peter T. DeSpirito
I couldn’t make the letters I wanted bold...so I left it as is...
 210° 
John Niederbuhl
Wet snow descending
Ghostly pines, great boughs bending
Autumn is ending
Winter comes early up here
 153° 
C
The moment you walked into the room
I knew i was doomed
I could see in by the look in your eyes
I did my best not to care
The reality of what i done was in the air
I could see it in your stare
I still dont know how you feel or what we will be
But i never ment to put you in that situation
im glad we can still be friends in the end.
 137° 
Babatunde Raimi
If you want to make heaven
Marry from Enugu!
You want to be successful
Please marry from Anambra
If you want a complete package
Marry an Akwa Ibomite
They attended finishing school
Right under their mother's tutelage
If you want to raise Professors
Marry From Ekiti
If you want to build empires
Marry an Igbo girl
They push you to success
Do you want to maintain your culture?
Mary a Yoruba girl
If you want to be royalty
Marry a Hausa girl
If you don't ever want to cheat
Mary and Edo girl
If your relationship survived this year
Despite its economic realities
Please marry that one
If you desire a beauty Queen
Marry a Benue girl
If you love good romps
Marry a Calabar girl
Your life will never remain the same
And you will live happily ever after
If you want to be loved forever
Marry your friend and soulmate
Listen to me my friend
Don't go for looks
It will fade away
Don't go for money
Someday it will be exhausted
If you want a good partner  
Go down on your kneels
Then, watch and pray
 105° 
Arrow
Things which fall too fast
Break pretty badly.
 83° 
Mikey Kania
may ayim
afro-german
poet
essayist

established the
term "black german"

until then germans would
call a person of color a "neger"

however one
of the most inspiring
talents
took her own life:

august 9
1996

that's it.

god bless you
may ayim
youtube: "the collegium forum & television program berlin, a tribute to may opitz ayim"
 68° 
Amanda
he said
you sleep here every night
you should leave
a toothbrush
at my place


i said
you’re sweet
but no
...
my morning breath
smells like
independence

...
i like being
on my own
 64° 
café
The perfect Christian knight
drinks all night
he lies to his wife

The perfect knight
drinks around noon
sleeps all afternoon

I know his daughter
his daughter doesn't know him
I know the real him

funny
so

I can ruin his life
with the snap of my fingers

the perfect Christian knight
he won't run far
I'm high off


he stole the crown
I'll cut off his head
if he thinks he can have it all again
 63° 
atticus wilson
Because if I do
I’ll fall apart
And I want to be strong
For whenever you need a shoulder
 57° 
A Freedom
'the truth is that I,
objects within none and yet,
reaches indoors to all there is,
Humanity...
heartfelt redemption is unsettling 'performances' for 'many',
liberation for 'some' it seems,
while 'few' are awake in the sleep of 'their' deeds.'
 52° 
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
my lover says:" i love you a lot"
sorry, but i feel myself as an idiot.
just 'cause it's fake
 48° 
effie ebbtide
the meeting point between antifreeze and rot
undiscovered worlds in a stupid sheet of ice
i rake my leaves and ***** a flurry
from that strange backed-up faucet, my mouth.
november thoughts
 46° 
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!
 43° 
A Broken Poet
I lose myself in love
I lose myself in the blade in my wrist
I lose myself in the nicotine
I lose myself in the alcohol

But for once
Just once
I want to
                f
                    i
                        n
                             d
myself
 43° 
zxn
I put my heart on ice for you
I told you I’d save it for you
As my body went numb
You told me I was crazy
I only said that I’d wait for your love
 42° 
Carmen Jane
Have you seen my smile,
Have you smelled my hair? It's washed!
I was here, with you...
 40° 
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.
 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.
 37° 
Adrasteia
Revealing myself
To people who can’t appreciate
My deepest parts
 37° 
nuggz
i reached out
but no one answered
one two three
you know the rest
so i opened
four red lines
on the side of my hip
hoping and praying
that it would cure
the empty loneliness
As one night I traversed between
Familiar ponds and waterholes.
The mirth and pep of cobblestone catacombs
Traversing also
And lingering languid with the interminable vapours of combustion.
I approached a woman,
Plain,
But radiating a genre of beauty obsolete.
Our trajectories to cross,
I half-stepped, swung, and made to speak,
‘Madame, if you may fancy but a drink?’
To which she did not so much as glance,
But brushed me off
And kept steady on her path.
 35° 
Jordan
I'm the child playing in the dirt
Look for me by the grass
Don't go to the park
Make a right on straight street
Dig deep
Bang
No longer am I
afraid of the sun, let its
rays turn me golden
I don't need to hide anymore
 34° 
Isaac
shatter your heart first
so it won’t be broken

trade your soul first
so it won’t get stolen

take your life first
so it won’t get ruined
Humans are weird.
 33° 
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.
 33° 
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.
 31° 
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
When love plays it's part , the mind ruses the heart .
Nothing can change , a perfidy game .

© Mrunalini.D.Nimbalkar
New vocabulary words usage.
Perfidy /ruses
#22/11/2019#
 31° 
Akshay
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.
 30° 
Bummer
I would die for you even if I didn't have to

With red rivers on my wrists
 30° 
Matthew
Like No Rock

I could love you like a rock 
sit here and do nothing 
heavy on you 
Or
love you like the breeze
take you to places
you never felt before 
riding on my storming nights
 29° 
Hg
wri
ting is
threading
your           life
thro             ugh
a ne           edle
and         if
you sew
secrets
you'll
get
po
ke
d
a
l
i
t
t
l
e
.
©Hg
 29° 
Moonicorn
Purpose -

is it a pose and a purr
or a purple rose,

in both cases it's lacking an
R.

Are
we
online
or on
inline skates
to too well known fates?

What's true connection
while there's degradation
used as the causation for cash,

blamed for feeling like trash?

Turn around,

trash can only be
in the existence of its concept.

I feel
displaced
and restless
in this test of a rest
arresting intuitive attraction
to the best that could have ever been had.

A touch despite
pain,
free of validation.

If I could,
I'd cry,
instead it leaves a sigh
into another night.
 28° 
Jessica Patrick
Love is pointless,
worthless,
and cheap.
Three words,
uttered,
purchased too easily.
It's exhausting,
dangerous,
and empty.
Love hurts,
painful,
basically scalding.
It's fire,
passionate,
put out with a simple breeze.
 27° 
alanie
that boy with blue eyes
ice-cold rays of rising flames
how gentle they seemed
haiku!
 27° 
Danielle L Cook
he said it was lust
that took over his brain
he said he was sorry
for causing me pain
he said that hes done
and it wont happen again
he said this all last time
its just part of a game
darker side of my thoughts warn me not to believe him, to fear and feel insecure, but thats not love.. and i want to believe him.
 27° 
harshit shukla
I envy the moon for being surrounded by stars because when I look at the mirror I think of you, my precious star not by my side anymore.
 27° 
Klita
there are roses growing
from my hands
My doubt the seeds
Begging them to grow

There are roses climbing
up my arms
digging in my skin
but i am numb
to their thorns and beauty

There are roses growing
in my lungs
bloodied petals
filling my throat
and falling from my lips

Tears are sliding
down my cheeks
I've had enough
I am to weak
 26° 
floW
D reams are more existent than reality
E ach of us experiences more pain than happiness
A ll trauma is equal
T raumatic experiences are more important than joyous ones
H ealing is inevitable, and yet impossible.
 26° 
yasmin
Because sometimes,
paper is the only one
who listens.
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