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 1775° 
laura
got to eat them as they darken
reddened ruby to black constant opal
berries will rot quickly if you don’t
or they’ll taste real gooey and wierdy
if you let the drupelets’ colors get
unsynchronized like summer and fall

...why am i telling you this?
because i learned that the hard way
and the days go away in the gleam
heavy showers and peak-a-boo sun
the east barely bracing for the storm
and the sweetness decaying like the leaves
o this is so sad, alexa play despacito
 522° 
Anne
keep your eyes closed love.

           e     t      
       m           i
    o                 m
s                        e  
                            s     all you have to
                                                                ­
                                                                ­ l                  is to what the sound
                                                           ­      i            n
                                                  ­                s           e
                                                               ­          t

                                                              ­                               v
                                                               ­                         a        e
                             ­                                          of the  w               s
                                                               ­                                       
                         ­                                                                 ­            tells  you
                                                                ­                                        to do.
"keep your eyes closed love. sometimes all you have to listen is to what the sound of the waves tells you to do"

When I was much younger, beaches were my second favorite places. I still love watching waves as they go by, crashing against each other and the whole process repeating all over again.
 456° 
Amaryllis
I let the sun
Give me freckles
So I coule share
A piece of sunshine
With someone in the dark
There’s no way, that this will end well... But I don’t care <3
 392° 
Star BG
Happy Heart Day I do say.
I send out  love so far.
Wishing everyone moments
cause all are shooting stars

Happy day! Oh happy day!
The wind its drifts so fine
I do stand in gratitude
and know all are divine.

Happy Heart day, go within
and you will find great peace.
Center in your greatness now,
and dark thoughts they will cease.

Happy day! Oh Happy Day!
Time to have some fun.
We are all incarnated
to anchor rainbow sun.
Connecting to this day is quite rewarding. I did and out came a poem.
 340° 
Freya
and to think of your breath in someone else's ear
makes my chest feel bruised and beaten and i fear
that i'm losing you.

i'm losing myself.
i'm losing my sense of stability under your fingertips that roam on my skin like a traveller finding their way across a desert.
i am undone under your thumb, struggling to breathe.
struggling to think about anything but you.
 250° 
TOD HOWARD HAWKS
Had I but an endless eve,
if darkness were my friend
and sleep my enemy,
I might have stayed awake awhile
and found the answer true.

But summer sunsets silent fall;
I heard it not at all.
And my soft bed
like a siren called:
I could not think it through.

Copyright 2019 Tod Howard Hawks
A graduate of Andover and Columbia College, Columbia University, Tod Howard Hawks has been a poet and a human-rights advocate his entire adult life.
 240° 
OpenWorldView
a world, black and white
heretics and disciples
time ignores them both
 240° 
Skip
Blessed with,
My strengths are what you bring out the best in
I smile when we're texting
With you there's no need for resting
I fight and question,

Where  are you, what am I left with
Had the same goals, you were my best fit
But we were driving the same car and got off at different exits
 240° 
Dickson
Imagine a society filled with wind of you
Furtherance of peace and progress for posterity abound
Suppressing ethnic differences and selfishness
Breeding everlasting coexistence
Oh, tolerance!
 190° 
Adreishka Luciano
Yesterday I welcomed a new member to my little family,

Another furry baby,

He is four months old and feisty as they come,

Now begs the question, ‘when will I welcome a human baby into my life?’

I just haven’t found the right time
 174° 
Simpleton
I am tired of collecting farewells from people that were never mine
Of walking empty streets
And being kept alive
Through the rejection
And painless absence
It is a habit to want to meet
The next person that comes along
That will make the sky sing
And the wind dance
Who will bring colour to life

I am yours before you were mine
 166° 
Caleb John
I feel empty and drained

There is no thought

Just empty

God promised me Joy

So I will seek it

I will seek Joy in him

Sometimes I feel like I can't find it

But it was promised to me

Therefore it must be there

Maybe I will receive in it in just a little while

Maybe I must endure a little while longer

If so

I am at peace with that

I have come to God

I have come to see his wonders

I know I have the ability to be filled

But I must keep fighting
 147° 
Eden Quinn
That sweet orange juice
dripping from your
rosy lips

makes me imagine how addictive
their sticky taste
could be.

Quinn
 111° 
Millie
She gasps for air and fights with all the energy in her soul
But slowly her strength dwindles and the smoke begins to rise
Her body becomes limp as her once vibrant colors begin to fade
She is a warrior
But the bottle claims her broken soul once more
 110° 
Sky
You tend to me
in a way
no one else has before,
letting me grow
anew.
 86° 
Kora Sani
i anchor
myself
to the back
of your mind
you wish
me away
but here
i still linger
 83° 
WhatIHopeToFeel
I wanna die
Maybe then I'll be able to breathe
Avicii; was/is a genius--beyond his years.
Very brilliant and talented!
I miss him as much as the world does!
Calling out to anyone who needs to talk---
I AM HERE! YOU ARE NOT ALONE!
In this world, we are in this together!
Copyright; 2019
McNally/Flanders, Inc.
Love Avicii and sad when I heard what happened, we need to be more open with mental health. I am always available to talk. You're not alone.
 73° 
Peter Gareth
I suppose I’ll never fit
For I’m a recycler
In a society of discard
But perhaps it's time to take some trash out...
 70° 
Katinka
You
the one with messy brown hair
brown eyes
with you birthmark over the left side of your face.
You who left me crying.
You who made me believe in love for the first time.
You who stole my first kiss
first time
first.

You
with your straight blonde hair
blue eyes
and that stupid smirk
You who left me broken
You who showed me a new way of living
You who left me being second choice
second best
second.

You
with your dark blonde hair
hazel eyes
you with your beautiful hands
You who left me angry
You who showed me a different way of love
You who went with me on my third concert
third love
third.

You
with your curly brown hair
hazel eyes
with your cute braces you never liked
You who left me questioning
You who showed how hard love can be
You who decided I wasn´t worth it
You never happend
We never did.

I
with wavy dark brown hair
hazel eyes
with freckels on my face

I who loved everyone of you
but still couldnt forget you,
number two

I who loved everyone of you
but you left me wanting more,
number four

I who loved everyone of you
was being loved.
but not anymore.
Usally I write my poems on paper first, and then I will reread them and think about them, may make some changes and then upload them here. But in this very second I am just so full of emotion that I want to write and I want it to be honest so no rereading or correcting. Just me.
 66° 
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.
 61° 
Najihah
.
Life is unfair, comical but
beautiful as a whole.
Credit to @smokefassad for this beautiful sentence.
all my life
i've been preparing faces
to meet the faces that
i've met

friends
family
the man who delivers newspapers
at our doorstep each morning

i've laughed at their silly jokes
as they tossed their heads from side to side
in naive stupidity and their sheer ignorance
a pompous lot, the human race i tell you

i've acknowledged their staunch morals
and tried to make them my own
as they scorned at the girl in a skimpy dress
and chewed on mutton bones gluttonously

all my life, i've been trying hard
to blend in
with people who've shown me
that i don't belong with them

and tonight when i shed gallons of tears
i have only my bed and pillow to share
i've learnt that my sadness
is my very own
just a sad girl writing to survive
 60° 
Luvanna
Mom asked me a simple question
'What do you want to be?'
So I answered proudly
'I wanna be an astronaut,
simply because I want to thank every each
of the stars and the galaxy,
for taking care of you and letting me have you
in my humble life'
 56° 
Blade Maiden

The room in starlight bathed
My body unscathed
Swimming indoors
sheets are shores

Wash over me like the tide
for I don't sleep at night
Swimming indoors
where it always pours

Moon reflection
on my cushion
Swimming indoors
following ancient lores

Diving deep to find
an Atlantis on my mind
Swimming indoors
til reaching the dream's source
 53° 
The Lone Rager
Human beings require no blood sacrifices
no white marble altars, no ornately garbed
intermediaries--nor even, the pious mumbling
of prescribed words. All we need for the proper
worship of God, is to regularly offer Him
a grateful and contrite heart.
 45° 
Hg
wri
ting is
threading
your           life
thro             ugh
a ne           edle
and         if
you sew
secrets
you'll
get
po
ke
d
a
l
i
t
t
l
e
.
©Hg
 43° 
Kevarie O Leslie
Life is something that no one can explain
So mysterious the sun moon an rain
 42° 
Ariana Bagley
I love him
I tell myself
I know that
We will be together forever
I don’t believe that
We could be separated
My thoughts tell me that
He’s the love of my life
Sometimes my heart lies and says
I could live an eternity
Without him
Like my friends say
“We’re perfect for each other”
And you can’t tell me
He’s not the one.

Now read from bottom to top.
 40° 
Rama Krsna
under a cloudless sky
in this city of inconstancy
a perfect half moon
dazzles

the dark half
my tamasic nature
the bright half
your sattvic smile

forget not
any light thrives only
in the depth of intense darkness
cos my crepuscular complexion
alone absorbs thy fiery splendor

darling ambika!
having given
every pore to you
nothing remains

(to be continued....)

© 2019
sattvic: pure, light, goodness
tamasic: laziness, ignorance
 40° 
A M Ryder
You know, it's funny
We never anticipate the ways
We're gonna isolate ourselves
From the ones we care about
 40° 
Broken Cardinal
Your touch was
e l e c t r i f y i n g

I feel it still
On my face
On my neck
On my arm
On my back

I can't even remember
What we said or
Where you touched, but
I feel it still,
And it was
e l e c t r i f y i n g
boys look like boys
girls look like girls
boys look like girls
girls look like boys

people look like people

and that is all that I see

every single beautiful soul
worth living

especially the bus driver
who just flicked me off

she’s more deserving
than most.
 38° 
Phoenix
Whatever I write
can be dipped in inquiry,
sprinkled in spirit,
and polished with potential.

I don't write solely to impress
nor to be the best.
I write to explore.
And not so that the world can see me,
but so I can see the world.
A short explanation of what I put into my writing and why I do it. Originally written to be an Instagram caption.
 37° 
Dennis Willis
It's all about
The attention you get
Not from poetry

That's a bath
of unmatching
Angst

Uncounted syllables
and unrhymed
utterances

Splashing about like
some lower form
of soul

Raisins are needed
to offset
your parched

Appreciation and
foregiveness
that suicide themselves

in that barren
self
you call home
 37° 
june
messing up.
this time it might have been a deeper cut.
i was left with scars down my arms, that i thought i could cover up.

i left my zone.
i left the love.

and of course the poem was about you

and suddenly im back where i was before
and you hit me harder than it was before.
you didn't have to go and do that, but i didnt do anything
 37° 
kate
I want to write about what hurts because I think it will
Stop me from hurting. If I put these words on
A page then they will be easier to digest.
Poetry isn't curative by creation, it is
Just confession. Still, these remedial
Lines are what I turn to when I am holding
Too much in my hands. Right now, I feel
Like I am overflowing onto the ground below me.
For the first time,
I don't want to write about what hurts. I want
To keep it inside of me and let it burn me. I want
To carry it in my palms for as long as I can.
I should write
About how we've said goodbye so
Many times that it turned into a threat, a weapon
We made with our tongues.
I should write
About how I lied and got away with it,
How you got caught with
Your hands tied and no one to blame.
I should write
About how it was over before we waved the white
Flag, and I know what it means now
To hold onto a sinking ship.
I've never had anything to die for.
I should write about how I've never wanted
Something so much that I devastated it completely.
We loved in harsh conditions, under sun and darkness and
I don't know how to write about how
The love didn't save us.
I don't write about letting go as much as I write about
Holding on, and I want
That to change.
I don't want to write hurt just to feel it.
The next poem I write about you will be
About me. About how I held on and how I let go.
It won't be about your love, it will be about
Mine. It won't stop me from hurting, but
It is how I make it out
Of my love alive.
`
 34° 
JaxSpade
Something for the night
A whiskey bottle
Jazz
Some deep bass
Candlelight
Something to twist your feet
Slide pull
A little closer
And leave
Something for the night
To remember
That song in the guitar
That old saxophone
Belting tones and exploding them
Shooting stars
A comet with a fiery tale
Blazing upon the atmosphere
Leaving a trail
Like a musical note
Floating in your ear
Something for the night
Could be what you hear
When the sounds penetrated
They entered the brains stem
They pounded a dope beat
With a dope drum
And it pounded continuously
Into my cranium
Something for the night
When the night came
There was a magical existence
Of a phenomenon appearing
Out of thin air
Another whiskey bottle
I can still hear the jazz
Tugging on my ear lobe
Molesting my hands
The way she wraps around me
When the song began
Something for the night
To have
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