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 470° 
Cody Smith
The heart is just a muscle tied in knots
you took one look
it petrified into a piece of knotted wood
Unlock my chest and knock on it
How much luck would you get if you stomped on it?
 447° 
Hailey Philpot
Roses are red
Violets are blue
I'm empty
Because I don't have you.
 352° 
yasmin
Life is the
ripples we create
by skipping stones
in the sea.

Some of us
are still searching
for that
perfect stone.

While others
have found ways
to perfect even the
roughest of stones.
 250° 
RC
Sitting on my bed smoking and drinking
my habits are lost in translation
since I was a child I’ve been doing the same thing
It’s not like I’m not happy
or that I don’t love the life I live now
but I know I haven’t been living right
so somehow I’m going to give in
After two abusive relationships, I’m coming back to art, to writing, to life.
 223° 
Nienke
responsabilidad y preocupación
dos cosas con su origen amor
no pueden encontrar un lugar
el cielo, la tierra pide atención
pero cada vez está rechazado
 220° 
dana hughes
if i sit in the dark and stare into the nothingness
sometimes I can pretend I am not me
and the world is not as it is

when I look into the dark
does it look back?

i pretend I feel the world around me fall away
I am nowhere
I am everywhere
i am nothing
i am everything

I am not here anymore

when you look into me
will I look back?
 216° 
Bummer
I would die for you even if I didn't have to

With red rivers on my wrists
 176° 
Eliseatlife
I know who i am
I mean I think I know
I don't ''know'' know
But do you, do you know
 160° 
julia angle
the sea goats go by the same name
they play the long game
burning like a backwood
usher dance in the rain
 136° 
Anonymous Freak
Do you want to be in a relationship?

Yes.
Do you?

Yeah.
 135° 
R
what is the blurry
between the joy and the blues,
we are daffodils flying in the wind
one moment
butterflies falling in the rain
another?
 133° 
Adrasteia
Revealing myself
To people who can’t appreciate
My deepest parts
 131° 
Belle
I miss the way my hands clutch your face
Like it was mine in the first place.
but you're not mine
 130° 
Kelly McManus
Own self interests
owning everything they can
don't let them own you

                      Kelly McManus
 127° 
John Lie Votacion
Let's eat good food together,
Forget about getting fat.
You actually look a thousand times cuter,
If you stretch your chubby cheeks like that.

You know it doesn't matter to me
If you are not skinny like the others
All I want is to see you happy
Even if you are now having your 4th burger.
 121° 
Moonicorn
Skeleton nerves screaming -

dining
the deceiving touch,

skin
on
skin

the twist,
attempted mix
of what has lived -

what if,
the only times
we really kissed
were bodiless

and now I cannot find
what I have missed?
 113° 
Theia
the void,
you

missing from my day

all of my distractions
have run away

a sad calm
albeit a reprieve

i just hope
you didn't really leave
 110° 
Sarah Richards
I was already
falling
  when the rain
came down

like checkered
streams of
   tinsel
that make
us into
ornaments - a hook,
an eye

I always fall
  come
wintertime.
Cold
Knee deep in icy waters
Shivering
But surrounded by fire
Screaming
No way to help
Running
But no way out
 89° 
Melyda
Just thinking of you trips me up
Only you can stir up emotions within me
My heart beats so slowly and deeply
I know I did you wrong
I even made you cry even though you're a guy
You just loved me too much
But it's okay since you're an Aries
We stilled tried to the bitter end
If only things were different then
I'm sorry.
 81° 
Poetress2
In all their glory,
leaves change from green to orange.
Fall is here again.
 79° 
georgia
you
you remind me of a winter moon,
a beacon of light, a gentle hum;
a constant reminder that they’ll never be other one
for me.
i could stare at you all day and it would take the pain away. i could talk to you all night; easily and fluidly.
why wouldn’t i want to keep that forever?

you remind me of autumn leaves. a change in pattern and growth. you don’t know how much you mean to me.
 78° 
Anna Freshour
Please don’t forget
even the idea of perfection is flawed.
 76° 
FOD
Nothing will ever get solved if you TALK LIKE THIS
 71° 
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
 65° 
Kafka Joint
Once upon a time
Everything was fine,
Once upon a time,
Once upon a time.
 64° 
Lamar Cole
She had all that she could take.
Her boyfriend was so fake.
It was time to tell him goodbye.
And stop listening to all his lies.
So away his little bird flew.
Looking for someone who would be loving and true.
 63° 
Abdulrhman
I
I believe in miracles
That's why I'm so sad
the problem is
i care
too much
about
not caring
i wish i wasn't like this.
 61° 
Simba
My reaction is mostly neutral and hers falls on the extremes of either side.
Living on borrowed time, she lives only for herself.
With each added year, the more roots she plucks.
Rocking herself by the fireplace, she cries for the long gone friends.
Who could have helped her drown the pain of life, and I help her to bed.
Where she stares at the ceiling, before retiring to her self made Utopia.
 61° 
Amy
Just tuned up enough
to tune in.
 55° 
Lou Romano
Pain is strong
But I am stronger
It's been too long
But I'll last longer
Pain
 50° 
sara
there's a world inside your mind
and it wants you to find
a place for others,
without changing
the bookshelves
the music
or the way that you walk through the door.
It might be the means of replacing
the fear which stops you from living
and giving
and laughing
as yourself.
there are people out there if you give yourself a chance
 49° 
Qualyxian Quest
99 percent of all living creatures
Die by being eaten alive

This predatory terror
Is the way predators survive

I am a vegetarian
My parents named me Todd

Yesterday at St. Thomas More
I ate the Lamb of God
 49° 
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!
 47° 
thesa
we played hide and seek by the rivers
and sometimes i would chase you

but never would you chase me
and when i asked why
you smiled because

love to you
was just a game
 47° 
UnitingWriting
It was on a cool summer night
That I really felt the need
To go some place I didn’t know
And wander on my feet
As I walked along the seaside
With a breeze upon my skin
Some quiet music in my ears
The outside air I breathed in
And what I smelled was like fresh rain
After a month of hot and dry
The world is peaceful when you leave it be
And walk towards
The sky
 44° 
carson
Replace all of the pain
with this Novocain
Reasons we broke up
It is me who we blame
and it drives me insane.  
All of the pain that you have caused
i can not withstand
 44° 
Luiz
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                   Laid in a pool of blood
 44° 
Jupiters Arrow
I showed you the scratches on my arms.
¨This was because of you!¨ I screamed, years of fear and anger washing back in waves.

You slowly undo your button-up shirt.
Then you turn around.
I trace the scars on your back.

¨This was for you.¨
This is based on the episode from Sherlock that shows the scars on his back.
The person with wrist scratches and cuts is supposably John, and the person with back scars is Sherlock.

Great show, I order you to watch it. Ages 13 and up.
 43° 
Ray Dunn
ever so agonizingly,
i whisper to the void
to ****** a single wish—
that is, to submit to being full...
idk
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