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 1523° 
Jim Davis
Stop fighting against
The brightening light
Surrender all to love

©  2019 Jim Davis
 762° 
sheila sharpe
All that there is
of goodness
and of love
and of warmth
and of light
can be seen in the smiles
that you give to me
every hour
of every day
of every night
love; caring
 652° 
Andres Martinez
Like magic in a hat
Reach into nothing
Pull out a distraction
A game of smoke and mirrors
Couple tricks up my sleeve
A bouquet of flowers
Don’t expect them to be fresh
Maybe if you have a second stop and catch their scent
 460° 
Theia
forever
keeps getting shorter
while i
keep getting older

time
will
run
out
 406° 
Soumia
Help me,
I'm crying myself to sleep
I think of you before I go to bed.

It makes me sad that your not around anymore.
20 years have passed, but I still feel the emptiness.

Help me, please
 360° 
Kody dibble
I miss you
Like the rain misses the blood in my veins

You know they say we are made mostly of water
I drown in you

She watches darkness
I see the light in you

I live in you
Petty phrases and lifeless eyes
 337° 
Benjamin Fox
We are not going where we've been
You can't step in the same river twice
Running for the idyllic
We will only catch indifference
And it's not the walk in that water we hurry after
But a different walking - on the surface - sans the wet
There is a precipice approaching on the path we continue to
Stomp
The wise in their turning will not stop our flow

We are not going where we've been
But the wise before the fall
Will turn around
Place their best foot before them
And begin again
We have overshot the mark and are now running amok.
 320° 
Anne
I want to
love you.
really really
do. rather you
keep  
pushing            me                a w a y.
 230° 
nellie
you are like an addiction
that i cannot beat
an affliction
at the core
when i speak
and think
of you
like a need
winning every time
and i lie
to those around
me

and take another hit
of you

n.b.
 220° 
Simba
Anatomy is a trap,
beauty is the light within the eyes.
An unconditional flame unlike the sun,
which goes by dusk,
but it lingers in the darkest shadows like the
moon.
The same light that celebrates the colors of the
world,
and acknowledges her beauty when you gaze
into her eyes.
Appreciating every shade, the light consumes you.
Sail out and lose yourself.
Lock eyes with hers and let the love consume you.
 180° 
Kara Jean
I love the dark distance breeze.
I picture it swaying me with the trees,
My feet dangling beneath me.
My hair is darkened like my soul.
Hell is waiting for my fury.
 171° 
B00ks101
Shadow of my car and me stencils the tarmac black.
White ants in my rear view hurtling down the track.
Sun hangs immobile - heat upon my back.
Hand darts to the stereo - my favourite track.
My heart's so full of hope right now - not giving up that.
I'm gonna drive,
I'm gonna drive,
I'm gonna drive, drive, drive
and I ain't coming back.
 162° 
Ronin
self-hatred
is art
just like
poetry
it needs to be expressed

a razor blade
is my pen
my skin
the paper
and my blood
the ink

art tells a story
coming from
deep inside
our darkest secrets
revealed
and once they're written down
they stay
forever.
 159° 
Justyn Huang
Love you stilly,
whispers
the quiet winds
that bend

through morrow
hollow woods
that secret
sounding send

off we go
awning so
tell me where and when
 152° 
kathrynbaileynutt
You told me to wait
that you’d be back anew
I know i'm not that important to you
but to me you’re so much more than perfect.
But right now you’re not even worth it.
I'm losing my patients,
if I give you some time
will you work on it?
He's nothing like my family wants him to be.
The earth keeps rotation and still I wait endlessly.
If you find your way I’ll walk it beside you,
I text you: I love you
because I know that someday you’ll be back with me.
I'm still waiting.
 134° 
Me
You feel something
crystal clear
but still hear voices
saying

No
No, no, you're just
imagining
no, that can't be
you must be wrong
-

and then you know
because it was like this before
if you  dissent
you won't belong
to the safe crowd
any longer-

You'll be pushed out
pushed off the cloud
that mirrors wishes
and takes away
the raw
reality-

Rise up, dear,
it is time
to leave that cloud
by your own will

Think what you think
say what you want

Until everyone knows;
to talk you out of it
is not an option.
 121° 
L
The cold seeps through you
Into you
You become
The cold
You are cold.
It is not your fault
Impossible.
How can you be to blame
For a world that was already
Way too cold
To begine with.
Pain breeds empathy,
Do not just despise it,
Utilize it.
 117° 
Flower C
How many are they?
Lights embedded sky, you asked,
Too significant.
Questions remain unanswered,
Yet you'll understand,
The why to your why.
 103° 
Peter Garrett
There’s just too much life
Outside these concrete walls
For me to keep wasting time
On things that don’t matter
And people who don’t care
My new mantra...
 101° 
DAF
This poison in my cup
Is sure to **** me
But for now
It feels fantastic
My
Heart
Amidst
Reflections
Praying patiently
With hope for brighter tomorrow.
Converging twilight
Applauds my
Belief
with
Joy
 90° 
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.
 87° 
kell
I felt a lot
Not just my own emotions I endured others as well
I was gifted with
empathy, pain.
painful at the least
 73° 
Keith Wilson
It was quite a shock
seeing the lovely artwork
of a luminous train
with all the strange syllables
across the bottom edge
 71° 
Randy Johnson
72
When it came to my existence, you and Mom were my creators.
But Mom died in March of 2013 and you died four months later.
When you died, you joined Mom in Heaven.
You were brought into this world 72 years ago today in 1947.
But I'm sorry to have to say that you and Mom aren't with us anymore.
I didn't want to believe it when the doctor said that you were done for.
I remember thinking that now I have no parents on the night when you died.
You were born 72 years ago today but your life ended in 2013 on the 13th of July.
DEDICATED TO CHARLES F. JOHNSON (1947-2013) WHO DIED ON JULY 13, 2013.
 70° 
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.
 68° 
Renee Danes
This is sparkle dolphin town
Everything is glitter now
Lots of lights all up and down
Stay here and there
And sparkle now
I have a sparkle dolphin thing that my bf gave to me... happy fun friday :)
 66° 
Geetika
Come back to me
Come back to the day
Come back to my heart
And come back to the way  


U and I are so much same
Plzz come back to the lane

I empathize u
And your days
But there are millions of ways
To make us and our day
 65° 
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!!
 59° 
Raghu Menon
The day burns you out
As you wore out, the
Night crawls in
But you're already dead!
 58° 
yasmin
Because sometimes,
paper is the only one
who listens.
 57° 
eli
today,
I wore it again
and people complimented me
they say red is my color
and it suits me.

today,
it's too thick and dark
did I overapply
no, it's the right amount
just enough
to make them think
I'm fine.

today,
I look at myself
in the mirror,
and they're right
red shines on me,
so I applied
another layer,
and another
until my lips felt too thick,
but my eyes still see
the scars beneath it.
 54° 
john p green
Just try perpendicular flips to a worn out trick.
You'll serve out masks with firecracker dip.
Bouncy about stringing blessings to fright.
Our naughty spinster's handled mostly delight.
 54° 
Ashly Kocher
1+1 = 2
11 years on adventure with you
2 hearts that became one
Look at how far we have come
Together forever and always
You and me
Can’t wait to see
Where our next journey will be
Love always,
Me
October 17,2008 is when my now husband asked me to start dating officially. It’s been an amazing 11 years. Wanting to post yesterday but obviously couldn’t.
 53° 
Carmen Jane
I saw the little boy with my own eyes
He cupped the sun in his hands
Then threw it away in the deep ocean.
It was him, who gathered all the sand
With his hands and his bare feet
Under his red pail,he hid it all, underneath
And threw it in the ocean.
Then he giggled really loud
That caused ripples
And from ripples emerged big waves…
In the ocean.
 52° 
Klita
There you stand
In all your gloriously impossible perfection
Absolutely s t u n n i n g
Skin glowing brighter than the moon
In a clear
Night sky

I wish someone saw me the way I see you
I know love
Is something we will never share
And that's ok
but
I will always look at you
Like you are the moon
Because
You were the first
to make me realize
I CAN love
And that is a beautiful thing
 51° 
Eric Martin
I prayed for peace
I prayed to mend
I prayed so long
I felt condemned
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