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 406° 
too soft
Life without addiction
feels dull,
I am more numb now
than I even was while using
the only difference sober is
I am so painfully aware of it.
 270° 
Violet Sea
Three times
The mice have followed me

Into the woods
Deep into the forest
Where they deny me any more sanity

Because three times
They have followed me
Into darkness
11/12/2019
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 256° 
Amiènne
Parted, heart from heart,
"Why did you leave? Why did you
stay away so long?

Our separation
is the greatest wound I bear...
"
Primal agony,

betrayed by Nature,
in defiance of herself
tearing to pieces

her fragile wholeness.
Incompletely completed,
unhinged and undone,

Un-one'd — now we're two,
juxtaposed on either side
of a thwarted Birth,

standing opposite
and unaware at each end
of The Beginning.
 232° 
The Lenora
I saw the moon tonight
She was so big
And oh so bright

She followed me
Until I followed her
Into the darkness
Where her glow is endless
written 12 November 2019.

by The Lenora.

All rights reserved.
 190° 
Daan Vandelay
Een blondje
Niet gevallen
Niet haar mondje,
Brunetteje in een flatje
Dat een zetje
Nodig heeft
Of een verzetje om haar te vertellen dat ze leeft.

Een roetje, roet en zwartje
Met een zoeter peperkoekenhartje
Of een harde met een oom en een tante,
Muts en ovenwanten
En een sjaal om te verbergen
Dat ze last heeft van constante
Onzekerheden die door merg en
Been.

Een lieve, die me troost
En ik mag troosten
Een zachte die om me lachen kan,
Zicht heeft op werk en kroost
En ik mag kroosten.
Maar wat wil je dan?
Wat wil je dan?
 168° 
Nicole
The road taken became easier
To tread, mile after mile.
 125° 
carson
I dream about you,
Even though I dont sleep.
 122° 
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
Let me take you there
to the place you felt peace
Where you can rest your heart
and to share your vows

With every step we take
My heart finally realized
what my eyes cannot see
That you were once mine
But will forever be his
To every broken dreams
 100° 
Buven ThePoet
Sometimes...
I just pray because I have
Made my own protocol...
Frankly..
I am thirsty for your Call..
Sometimes..
I just feel like I have won
This battle...
No!
I don't like this medal..
I wasn't expecting  'Bronze'..
Pause!
No hands of applause..
Not really that....
I was  expecting 'Gold'
But for me..
That would be a great Goal..
You know that I fully commit myself.
I even gnaw..
Let me just bow..
It seems like I am unfolding
Too much now...

Buven ThePoet
 94° 
Andrea Navarro
Running away at the first pound to the chest
Yes
Can you guess?
Thinking I’d be missing out on the rest

Restless nights
I keep my head held high
This pride it won’t subside
It leads me astray, miles away

It’s hard to believe
That the truth can set free
At the floodgates I stand
Holding back, heart in my hands

Terrified of where you’re standing
If I tell you that I love you
Then will you catch me?
October 26th 2017
 93° 
Amanda
Life's a cage not a stage
Day 12: write your life story in six words
"--we have to stop at brother William's house to pick up the quilts before we meet up with the Indians.

^^oh he won't be joining us today?

--no he's fallen ill, the doctor say it's smallpox. He's been coughing like a mad man for the last two days.

^^oh what a shame. It's a pity he can't  make it. It was his idea, in the first place, to trade with the Indians."              


-Two Pilgrim dudes (1688)
****They won't teach you this in school****
 83° 
hannashe
The sadly wind is blowing
With the silent sky
The clouds are coming
Rythem of rains are falling
I'm lonely
With alone....
With the bone....
.
.
.
My heart is breaking
So tired of crying
Lord...i'm calling
Lord...i'm calling
I need Your help.....
I need Your help....
Lord i'm calling....i need Your help
 80° 
Michael A Duff
Memory is deep
You haunt my life and dreams now
Will you let me be
She is tiny memories sometimes on my mind there is a link I camt break thatakes me sad and is hard to cope with
 78° 
Birds keeper
I sail alone on the hopeless sea
With just the stars to fill my view
You are a firework that lit up my sky
now the smoke is just the memory of you

In that moment, you gave me sight
But now it’s darker than before
My lonesome shadow adjusts in my eye
just me and the stars, forevermore
 73° 
Fenna Capelle
Bound for the void of nothingness a ship had once set sail
Embarked in peaceful doubts and willful ignorance
Merely lead by a play, both boisterous and frail
A play of waves, of storms, a dance!

Yet with time the sea's bounty became a teacher
Testifying the bleeding which is her love
It is still there she sails, a ship at open sea
As long as in the darkest night there'll be some stars above
 71° 
Manuel John
will all spill alike
One seeping into the other
A symphony of chaos and darkness_ An order from prophecy; of disorder
and a raised structure of destruction
For the skies will be as earth_ Dusty and dead
The earth, just as dead
That everything in between
Would be buried
That everyone in between
Would be buried alive
in blood, fear and fumes
 70° 
Deanne
When all is said and done
No need to hide or run
You tried your best
The best of you
What is done
Is done
 67° 
Flora Felafel
Evil wing in ether beating;
Vultures at the spirit eating.
Things unseen forever fleeting,
Black against the leering sky.
Ghastly shades of bygone gladness;
Clawing fiends of future sadness.
Mingle in a cloud of madness,
Ever on the soul to lie.
 62° 
Robby
Please don’t fall in love with me
I’m not someone to trust with your heart
I don’t even trust me with mine

Please don’t find me attractive
There are storms raging beneath this surface
Evil things dancing in fire and brimstone

Please don’t desire me
I’ll only let you down just like I do everyone else
I’m not what you want or need

Just keep looking... okay?
 61° 
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!
 60° 
Anjali
Friendship is a glorious Chain, 
The channels  are friends so dear, 
And like a limited and precious jewel 
It's treasured more each year... 
It's clasped together firmly 
With a love that's deep and true, 
And it's rich with happy memories 
and fond recollections, too... 
Time can't destroy its beauty 
For, as long as memory lives, 
Years can't erase the pleasure 
That the joy of friendship gives... 
For friendship is a priceless gift 
That can't be bought or sold, 
But to have an understanding friend 
Is worth far more than gold... 
And the Golden Chain of Friendship 
Is a strong and blessed tie 
Binding kindred hearts together 
As the years go passing by.
 55° 
jazmin braude
You are the perfect amount of awful
You choked down smiles
And puked up I love you’s
Drunk on our auras intertwining
You were my hero
There to save me from life's monotony
Just to throw me back in it
I’ve been everyone's trash
I just wonder when I’ll get to be someone's treasure
 54° 
sepehr
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 53° 
BL
Almost.
Almost means it will happen.

Like,
Almost cried
Almost forgot
Almost ready
Almost here
Almost done

Almost.
Almost can also mean it never happened.

Like,
Almost in love
Almost
 52° 
katie
stardust sprinkled across your face
i threw my love out,
will you let it go to waste?
may have grown a bit infatuated with you
 50° 
triggerword
i can’t cry for you anymore
that stings
worse than you would imagine
playing a somber ballad in my head
i look at the ceiling and pretend it’s over
but it’s not
not until we’re dead
and 81 years is an awfully long time
i can do it if you’re squeamish
tonight
 49° 
Joshua
Sometimes,
Poets also hurt their feelings,
By the poems that they wrote..
 45° 
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.
 45° 
Robby
Be patient with me
I’m still a work in progress

Somedays I seem put together
But that paint’s not dry just yet

One day I’ll get this right
I’m sorry
Happy f×cking birthday to me :)


At least it's another year closer do death.
A poem every day.
13-11-19
 42° 
Tyler Lockwood
I can sit in the woods all morning
talking the ears off the birds
while squirrels laugh at me, or
I can sit silently, reverently and listen,
and I think I'll learn something important
either way
trying to relearn balance
 41° 
Zombie
If  'U' were in right place, life would have been sorted.
 40° 
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.
 38° 
Jazmine
You make me cry
You make me want to scream

I hate you
I truly do

I crave you
I want you

This is why I hate you

You make me feel lovable
You make me want to be better

This is why I hate you

I find myself wanting to open up and share what’s within my soul to you

I hate you

Your gaze strips me bare
This is why I cannot stare

I hate you

You make me want to kiss you
And say

I love you
 37° 
Laura
I forgot
To try
So easy to hide
Behind a vail
Such beautiful shadows
I carry every moment
Which were never mine
The steps
I never took
Have made me tired
 37° 
she remains anon
in my coarse sorrow
and aching qualm
i think of febrile tomorrows
for
what am i
but a girl obsessed with winter’s poppies
in a torrid mid-July
 36° 
Simpleton
My lover he is shameless
He gifted me a watch
But spends his time with someone else
 36° 
chris
i hope you enjoy my twisted performance
it is all for you
i broke my legs for you
my spine aches for you
i am a machine for you
 35° 
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.
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