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 378° 
Kevarie O Leslie
If darkness didn’t exist we wouldn’t notice the radiant beautiful stars
Be like the stars an let your light shine when life seems dark
Greetings Kings & Queens
I truly hope all is well
 230° 
Adrasteia
she spent her nights
at the bar
kissing strangers
doing a tango with the bed sheets
just so her heart could feel a little more full
her bed a little less empty
 226° 
café
I didn't mean it seriously
If I die
remember
remember
10w
Save it in your lips,
If you don't really mean it.
 159° 
Manan sheel
Sometimes, I feel
that the modern world
has traded love, for clarity...

has traded flowery gardens,
for deserts.
has traded stars,
for a picture of stars.
has traded dance and songs,
for analysis.
has traded ecstasy,
for mere control.
has traded heart,
for mind.

has traded life,
for death...

© Manan sheel.
 135° 
Tyler C Nelson
as if one summer night would
   stop to kiss the cheek of winter
        winter
   my sandaled feet chill,
       awash in starlight
   the waves, like a slivered memory
       pure and silver,
       carry the faint heartbeat
      of many things come and gone
summered waters blow through
   their courses of hair
   in soft syllables to the ear
   they touch stones of fire
   alive in the eyes of the mind
how many hearts or ripples
   of moonlight have walked here?
   here, where new clouds breach
       ancient skies and stones
       of rivers of many things
           come and gone
   smooth and silver are the drops
       of time, which wash
       slivered memories
           of summer
   by the light of a cool moon
 110° 
Butterfly
The only art I'm good at, is the art of being lonely.
I painted something at 3am in the morning and I don't want questions, only compliments.
 95° 
georgia
im sorry that i was nervous.

im sorry i didn’t say the things i want to. i wanted you, i really did, but now i fear you’ve given up on me and what we could have been.

i can’t help the way i get sometimes. and self sabotage seems to be all im capable of.
 87° 
Lemon
and i miss that feeling,
i miss that time,
i miss my love,
and i miss those eyes.
 84° 
David P Carroll
Bonded by true love
United forever in love,
I realize my dreams and fantasies have finally come true, I'm loving you,
A forever love in life,
As she stay's in your arms.
And forever in my heart,
Our life's fulfilled with true love,
As I open my eyes
I see how beautiful you are,
Your beauty touches my heart
Your my everything in life
And your the beat to my heart.....
True Love
 83° 
melanie jackson
i sit alone
in a room full of people
i observe the groups
they laugh, they talk
i sit silently trapped
inside a cell i made myself
inside my head
i scream wanting to leave
wanting someone to save me
but lower i fall
i can fake a smile
fake a laugh but
what no one sees is the girl inside
but still i say i'm living
i can say i'm fine
but one day
when im older
i will defeat depression
 81° 
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
Our blood is equipped with spit and spirit
And it flows right into our splintered hearts
We are already shifting stratospheres
For there was a lonely place here
Even before the earth appeared, quite naked
We infiltrated the epicenter of the universe
Just to hear her whisper in the dark
 74° 
e l l
you ask me if i love you.
so i say
“i feel like i do.”
but sometimes my feelings lie to me
and i don’t want to do that to you.
 68° 
dog pillow
It seems to me that time is slipping;
Moving quickly and it’s already

Wednesday?

Have I ever felt time the way I felt you.

Will I grasp the waste of the winding clock?
Will I consume it by train of thought?

Day in. Day out.
Queue the violins.
 60° 
DuBray
The storm
Without boundary’s frame
Does not know its name

Nature has no shame

The tree
Stretching arms with leaves
Like hands dipped in the breeze

Nature has no shame

Like life - ocean and rain
Cannot be contained
Hear His never ending refrain

Love has no shame
 60° 
Melyda
I lose feelings in my head so I can feel okay from the trauma
It's been so hollow for so long
It feels permanently apart of me

I can still feel the sadness that forever lingers within
Sugar and crying makes me feel alright
I was fragile but now I'm even thinner than paper
 60° 
sophia
A special person,
A special face,
Someone I love,
And can never be replaced.
i have a special person.
 59° 
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!
 49° 
Gamaliel
when the wells run dry,
you drink blood from gaping wounds
and eat beating hearts
 48° 
MangoMan
someone,
one day,
will read these poems,
and fall in love,
with someone
who never existed.
The person you piece together from my poems, has died.
Windows part one of wo
 47° 
Atlas
So this is love
 47° 
Masha Yurkevich

I
s t a r e  
at the clock,
my chin to my knees.
5 more seconds
and I'll never be fourteen.

4 more seconds
the clock ticks so loudly,
spelling out the last seconds so clearly.

3 more seconds
a new chapter of my life.
So very soon, it will arrive.

2 more seconds
I smile to myself.
For a new beginning,
I must first have an end.

1 more second
I  close my eyes.
3, 2, 1

it has arrived
My birthday
I love you with the compassion, the deepness of self forgiveness, and the  jovial self belief that I love myself with.

I love you knowing you are nowhere near perfect,but knowing this about you
just sits right with me

and your will, will be yours to make
and not mine to restrict or try to change
 45° 
sophia
“goodbye”
the words crawl from your mouth.
they sound like their on their knees,
begging to be let go.
you tell me there isn’t a point anymore,
but i cover my ears
and claim i’m not listening.
the pills you swallowed,
the calls you never answered,
“goodbye,” you croak again.
i answer no,
but goodbye isn’t a question.
my dear friend attempted suicide two years ago, thank god she’s okay
 45° 
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
 44° 
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.
 44° 
sepehr
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 44° 
Stu Harley
the
scent of
rotten meat
and
burning flesh
the
whiskey smiles
and
bloodshot eyes
as
we waltzed
into
the
dark dungeon of death
 44° 
Heather
anger burns through every filament
an incandescent racer
on a neurotransmitter track
oxide shadow chases steel
                         to structure collapse
brittle dust scatters
in its wake
 43° 
THEDON LUCID
BLACK DIAMOND

Hard Treasure To Be Found.
When Found Hard Treasure To Comprehend.
As It Shine So Bright Yet Is Black.
One Finding It Might Be A Luck.
Too Complicated Yet It's Complimentable.
As It Brings Out That Little Hidden Smile.
A Black Pretty Diamond With Much Affection.
Hitting Deep In Heart With Attraction.
"Hey Lad That Black Diamond Is Beautiful Lass"
One Could Cherish To Have Till Christ Come Back.
That Would Be A Great Luck.
Having One Diamond In Your Yard.
Sure It Will Be Hard.
A Rare Treasure To Find So Beautiful..

THEDONLUCID
 43° 
carson
I dream about you,
Even though I dont sleep.
 42° 
Jenny Moran
every day I spend away from you
returns me back to normal
I belong to myself for once

if you're near
everything I've been practicing disappears  
I'm yours again

just let me breathe on my own
and set me free
from your controlling grasp
and your unyielding touch
and let me be me
 40° 
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
 40° 
Onoma
the karmic record

of you be-spinned--

till arthritic and achy.

Buddha pops a *****,

sliding in.

good on the music of

satisfied parties.
 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.
 37° 
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
 36° 
Siyana
She was wild like Scarlett letter,

is it her fault that she didn't know any better...

She lit her match, and lit up the torch,

dancing in a trance while there's a flame running off...

They call girls like me easy,

Is it wrong to want to love other people's bodies?

We grow up in worlds ruled by hate,

expressing myself shouldn't make me 'insane'...
 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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