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I'm stronger than you think, you know.

I will bloom despite the snow.
Dennis Willis
The degree seems perfect
between inebriants
taunting joy and depth
with discoloration

Instants strung out
waiting for acceptance
I accept I accept this
smoking gun

and head for another
lens on alliteration
I am a sounding
a turgid probe

I wait for understanding
in semi-darkness
Babylon plays
in the background

Your internal organs
push on
relentless while
your explanations run
to catch up
I thought

we’ve been    through it all

but you            threw it all



nothing is left
                             now but
my broken pieces
why’d you have to do that to us?

to me?
whisper your sweet words
so no one can hear them, but us

hide your gentle touches
so no one can yearn to feel them, but us

....because I'm selfish,
I only want you to myself
joseph g schelling
Korean cherry blossoms cling to limbs  like frozen drops of water. Each pink blossom with its red throat when near a body of water
leaves a beautiful water reflection. As the wind makes its way through the trees,, the sky is like a parade  full of whirling confetti.
It's not life that is hard it's the people you decide to  have in your life is what makes it hard....
Stress from people in your life can really make life hard
we sell songs of sadness
for 200k a pop
money can’t buy you happiness
but sorrow could buy you a lot
Emily Wang
I wish I could press and keep your love
Like you press and keep your flowers
Makenzie Marie
That moment when you’re somewhere between sleep and awake. That moment on a roller coaster as you drop at almost a 90° angle and your adrenaline surges. Your favorite song on the radio in the summer, when your windows are down and you’re singing along. The warmth and comfort that envelops you as you snuggle into bed. A sunrise. The moon rise. The galaxy of stars on a clear night in your small home town.
All of these things and feelings
You are every one of them, combined.
your absence
makes me question
my presence
the taste of death is
sweet, but you have to have your
tongue be burned by it.
Crown Shyness
I wrote you a letter
but its address is a different direction -

I doubt too much
in my belief

- so I'll give it some space
and lay it to rest

where mortifying
the pride
can't be a disease.
Busy trying to stay busy
Busy looking for a purpose
Busy searching out a reason
Why the hours must all be filled.

Making silliness important
Assigning value where there’s none
Turning make-work into passion
Goaded by the minute hand.

Twirling in a fog of boredom
Searching for the golden egg
Spinning hours into blankets
Useful as a place to hide.

Can this be the destination
Of the long and winding road;
Dumped off at the edge of living
Just to wait the final call.
Life is not for the faint hearted.
Hamed M Dehongi
He kisses you with affection
                                                   and I suffer!

He wrongly thinks he owns your heart
                                                   and I suffer!

I can see regret in your eyes
                                                   and I suffer!

I know, I'm a loser, who's lost you
                                                   and I suffer!

You blame me for all came to us
                                                   and I suffer!
00:58 - Sunday, May 26, 2019
Harriet Cleve
The literalists will **** us all

God is on their side

They've got carte blanche to spill our guts

We have no where  left to hide

The literalists will take us down

God is on their team

They will blow us up if we dare sup

from a drink that's called blaspheme

In their book if you care to look

they're the only winners

God has blessed them with His grace

the rest of us are sinners

In the name of God

we are sent to Nod

the pious do their duty

In His name they are pleased to maim

Isn't that a beauty?
beth stclair
our love was the look you gave me -
full of longing -

controlling me with your voice
and your legs,

until i collapsed, wild and hungry,
desolate and content,

every heartbeat seeking love,
every dream imagined.
July 21, 2017

3:00:00 PM CST

Rose (83 years old) is given
3 months to live.
No kids. Never married.
Her mother was an only child.
Her father was an only child.
Rose was an Only child.

1 second: infinite loops and circles

3:00:03 PM CST

Abby gives birth to her first daughter.
Isabella (7.1 lbs) is a healthy girl.
The father disappears

1 second: infinite loops and circles

3:00:05 PM CST

Elliott (14) has been bullied
For 6 months.
He purchases a copy of
"Anarchist Cookbook."

1 second: infinite loops and circles

3:00:07 PM CST

The sun is shining on St. Louis.
Kabul sees the moon.

1 second: infinite loops and circles

3:00:09 PM CST

Cheng was driving home from work
For the 1000th time. And the last time.
Texting (snapchat more specifically)

1 second: infinite loops and circles

3:00:11 PM CST

Elizabeth has *** for the first time
With herself.

1 second: infinite loops and circles

3:00:13 PM CST

Aracely tries ****** for the first time
Was also her last time.

1 second: infinite loops and circles

3:00:15 PM CST

A tulip seed is planted in California
A lily sees the New York sun
For the first time

1 second: infinite loops and circles

3:00:17 PM CST

Single mom, Ashley (37)
Graduates from college.
Her 14 year old son has his first drink
Strawberry daiquiri

1 second: infinite loops and circles

3:00:19 PM CST

Marcus (19) is killed
By an off duty police officer
Marcus was trying to get into his house
(Marcus's own house) after losing his keys
No arrests were ever made

1 second: infinite loops and circles

3:00:21 PM CST

Alexa (11), whom has a more than
Inappropriate stepfather,
Steals from Walmart.
Razor blades

1 second: infinite loops and circles

3:00:23 PM CST

Stephanie writes her first poem
Haruki writes his first poem
They don't know each other
But they should have.
Both suicide notes
Two different languages
But each note contained only
1 word. The same word

1 second: infinite loops and circles

3:00:25 PM CST

Unknown writer begins
Writing a song.
Everyone has now heard it

1 second: infinite loops and circles

3:00:27 PM CST

Isla checks out at a Bargain *****.
It's Harry's first day at work.
She is his first customer

1 second: infinite loops and circles

3:00:29 PM CST

Kristin checks into rehab
She was pregnant
She lost the baby
She is still sober

1 second: infinite loops and circles

3:00:31 PM CST

Chris and Samantha
Both 18, begin a drive
Across the entire United States.
It's their honeymoon

1 second: infinite loops and circles

3:00:33 PM CST

A small town mayor
Announces his run for governor
He gets an unanticipated text
From a past lover

1 second: infinite loops and circles

3:00:35 PM CST

Anthony (16) sells a bag of ****
Out of his parents basement.
His 5 year younger brother, Miller,

1 second: infinite loops and circles

3:00:37 PM CST

A tweenager posts a video online
Playing with brand new toys.
She now has millions of followers

1 second: infinite loops and circles

3:00:39 PM CST

Seo-yeon takes her son Geun (7)
To pick pears for the first time

1 second: infinite loops and circles

3:00:41 PM CST

Prisha and Erick are approved
For their first home loan

1 second: infinite loops and circles

3:00:43 PM CST

Sabrina goes swimming
For the first time.
A poodle drowns in a different pool

1 second: infinite loops and circles

3:00:45 PM CST

8 year old Braxton
Googles his first word

1 second: infinite loops and circles

3:00:47 PM CST

Multiple parts of the world
Wars, riots, coups and uprisings
Who knows when they started
Who knows when they end

1 second: infinite loops and circles

3:00:49 PM CST

Lost teenager Marybeth
Is seduced by a man in Utah
He introduces her to his "religion"

1 second: infinite loops and circles

3:00:51 PM CST

A family crosses back into the US
From a vacation in Puerto Vallarta.
Another group, unseen, crosses
As well

1 second: infinite loops and circles

3:00:53 PM CST

Widowed Cristine meets Gabriel
She is older, innocent and naive

1 second: infinite loops and circles

3:00:55 PM CST

A 2 year old cow gives birth
To a baby girl calf (Kisses)
Meanwhile, The Johnson's
Prepare for a family barbecue

1 second: infinite loops and circles

3:00:57 PM CST

Leo enters an underground *** club
For the seventh time in Los Angeles.
Its Destiny's first day
Of kindergarten (his daughter).

1 second: infinite loops and circles

3:00:59 PM CST

Personally, I was
Smoking a cigarette
Wondering what a minute
Is worth
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 ****** –”
I know it sounds ******,
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.
Suresh Gupta


in death lies the seed of birth,

so as we are cradled in one form,

so shall we be cradled in another.

no reason for dismay,

no cause for anguish
eyes glance,
across to you,
and when you notice,
they look away again.
August burned quickly, incipient nostalgia
prematurely vanished, mellow and gentle
sea stone on the tiled table, cedar plank
with fish, sunset through the eye-slit window

thigh high in life and riding wherever life
takes me like a hopeless romantic
shout out to ang for lighting literally every poem of mine up

edit: Daily #2 babyyyyyy

loneliness is real
don't doubt it for a moment
it can make you motionless
you can't get out of your own head
everything is frozen in time
time is your enemy
an emptiness you can't fill

But, it can be filled

Wipe your eyes
tomorrow you'll
see the world differently

This is just for those who are seemingly lost in their loneliness.  May you find your way out of it. God Bless
Find hope through God
Penguin Poems
Hey dad.
I love you 3000.
But you’ll never get the reference.
Yellow petals swept
In buttered popcorn piles
with resentful brooms
Coraline Hatter
I love you
You love me not

You love me
I love you not

I love you
you love me

You love me
Matt Shaw
Somewhere in there,
Maybe I could go back and rescue my mind from this sizzling bath of TV static.
But you know what they say about thinking like that.
It's just that nothing seems to make much sense anymore,
And I find it hard to convince myself to make a move.
I'm scared, I trust myself only a little more than I trust the world.

I'm not moving, just thinking about all this and then you come home.
You talk to me in the cute voice you used with your cat when you were in Oregon.
It wakes me up.
I was unsure about all this at first,
And not really even aware of it,
But you've grown on me.
You've grown roots into my heart. I know what they want... and I couldn't bring myself to rip them out and walk away.

Because I looked down and saw that I'd grown roots into you as well.
i sat on the floor,
and she walked on beside,
she looked at my face,
and she even said hi..
but i wouldnt know,
because i was feeling so low..
and so self absorbed,
i couldnt listen to your
And when I met you
       I had no idea
That all the seemingly small moments
Would collect like raindrops in a storm

        I didn’t event stand a chance

Swept away

         But ,oh, the ride was beautiful
consider this:
maybe you don't have to be perfect all the time

i consider
perfection tastes so sweet
it's all or nothing, usually nothing
but when it's all
then no one does perfection as perfectly as me
no matter how hard
these winds blow and shake me
i stay  r o o t e d  with the Earth

storms exist to awake me
one of the first few
rhymes i ever wrote
*and still my favorite*
Peter Balkus
Her eyes
reflect my moon.
In her eyes
it's always full.
Profoundly alone
Can I come over tonight?
I know you don’t love me
But let’s make love tonight
Oh god the butterflies
I can feel their wings
Fluttering up a storm
Count: 11 hours, 9 minutes, and 22 seconds
Stereo Joy
Due to one I care about
I’m setting myself straight
Despite complication,
I’m supposedly above my current place
No longer will I satiate a thirst
No longer will it be a constant
I’m supposedly undeserving of my current place
Due to one I care about
I’m seeing through the haze
ting is
your           life
thro             ugh
a ne           edle
and         if
you sew
oh, but look at what grew

all because of the dirt
that they once threw
Both can ****
        The only difference is
                      Cigarettes shatter lungs
         She shatters everything

            I remembered the first moment
my lips pressed the filter
     as I lit it up breathed it all
                savored every smoke
       as if we covered up painful lies
        in a container of painkillers

The same way  
we used to pressed our lips
     sparked something between us
           savored every moment we had
    as if our love was a rose
               in a valley of tulips
i never intended
to take apart
all the pieces
you glued back
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