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 369° 
verwandlung
My beautiful sunflower,
of warm, yellow joy -
infectious - as sunshine
beams across our faces.

An abundance of petals,
golden in the light.
Growing toward the sun,
striving for perfection.

Our beautiful sunflower,
nurtured and thriving,
growing through my heart, warm
with happiness and love.
happiness of being in love? feels gross to read it now haha
do you feel that weight?
it pulls you down
like it's fate

do you feel those tears?
they pour quickly
but do not wash away your fears

do you feel the void?
it stays consistant
with the dreams you avoid
 150° 
Shamai
Deep within me
Is a hunger
A lust for life
An inability
To accept anything
Less than
Love
I stand
At the doorway
Of coming of age
And wonder
Why love
True love
Seems to elude me
I long for the permanence of life love
And
The only One I can get that from
Is
God
 112° 
Hira malik
Grief
Let me just sit with you
For brief
To see
How you are going to berieve me
For the loss of my dearest,
Just sit with me
Stay quiet but
For the loss have i born
Is unbearable to speak in tears.
So
Oh you grief
You are adjorned
For the time being
So i can cherish his memories!

Allah hafiz
 108° 
Bee
spring permeates the air
and a warm fog you forgot
lays you in its arms bare
and there you remember lost

glimpses of birds soaring
and skinned knees from falling
you swore the sky wasnโ€™t ready
and nothing was too heavy

whispers of trees beckoned
and branches were just steps
for you and your friends to heaven
and you wished this world was kept

in the palm of your tiny hand
instead of slipping through your fingers like sand
 85° 
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
ย ย Not a single!
Exclamationย 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!

Vanity but the computer is not correct
455 likes and loves
Beware.
 76° 
Tess M
running out of time
for what?
love, life,
everything

some would say my life
just started
I disagree
more like it feels like
it is only
ending
 70° 
Amelia
I am right all along
They needed that break
I can't be wrong
I need hugs not cries, compassion not lies.
 64° 
Bea Autumn
Time flies by so fast then its past

Remember special moments always last

So make some memories to treasure

Each day have and give some pleasure

So when second chances do come by

To love again say yes reach for the sky

Because I love the moments in time

When you're with me and you are mine

Cherish and relish everyday while you can

Precious are the moments when love is the plan
make every moment count
 56° 
Kenneth Cledera
Just another, loves,
that doesn't leave, but a remembering,
distant from what us touched
'twas the immediate rest
buried among: the rain, the crowd, the loud.
Our heartbeat unchanged
but if it did, would that be
Just another, loves?
 50° 
Ray Dunn
in your stomach, in your lungsโ€”
what is it youโ€™re running from?

to my core, all for the fun,
but in the end iโ€™ll run towards your gun.
idk man
 48° 
amanda
amanda
amand
aman
ama
am
i
allowed to admit
these letters
are losing meaning
everyday?
some days
i don't want to be me

some days i don't want
to be a person
 47° 
LC
for the first time in my life, I'm not hiding.
I stand with my walls down and my heart open.
my legs are shaking, and my breathing is shallow.

he wraps his arms around me to keep me steady.
my head rests on his chest as he strokes my hair.
I close my eyes for a moment, finally able to rest.

I look at him carefully, and I see no armor.
his walls are down and his heart is open.
his legs are shaking, and his breathing is shallow.

we hold each other until our love grows roots.
then we let go, and our smiles illuminate the world.
he takes my hand in his, and we walk together.
This poem is very close to my heart. I don't think I've been as honest and vulnerable with anyone as I have been with this person. He has said the same about me. It is wonderful to love and be loved back in this way, and I hope anyone looking for love will feel this way with someone.
 44° 
Jocelyn
Me.
No more hesitation,
I do what's best for me.
That's the end of the equation.

No longer will I be a supporting lead.
I'll become the main character in my life,
and finally start to see.
And just stop giving you the knife.
 41° 
JL
When desire is a means
To postpone the joy of today,
Let's keep it aside then
And feel the delight in every day.
That which is joyful,
Is complete in every way;
Thisย beingย our nature
Let's continue to stay,
Unwanting of anything
That simply may,
Seems unreachable and hence
Cause undue delay.
Let'sย beย in theย bliss
And joy of today.
Blissful of today.
The knots know no reason
They come and go
Loosened or tightened
At will or not
They know no reason
For their being
And existence
Depends
 36° 
Dead lover
I bleed through words,
From the cuts given by the society.

I want to escape and fly like birds,
With a hope, it all ends my agony.
 35° 
Aparna
rummaging through oceans
stirring storms
spiralling
wind
currents
spinning aequoreal
threads into cerulean fabric
hemmed with
alabaster
lace
crashing
in leaps n' bounds
washing over crystal grains
inexplicable surges of
swirling thoughts

๏ฝก๏ฝฅ๏พŸ๏ฝฅ(๏พ‰โˆ€`)๏ฝฅ๏พŸ๏ฝฅ๏ฝก๏ฝก๏ฝฅ๏พŸ๏ฝฅ(๏พ‰โˆ€`)๏ฝฅ๏พŸ๏ฝฅ๏ฝก
 34° 
k o t s o t u
You have options.
๐‘ฐ ๐’ˆ๐’†๐’• ๐’•๐’‰๐’‚๐’•.
But, if ๐ผ'๐‘š not your first choice,
then I refuse to stick around
long enough to be your last.
I'm not good with sharing.
I'm not your leftovers.
At twenty-six
I wonder what the credits will look like
at the end of my life?
Goodbye, Goodbye - ฮผ-Ziq
 34° 
laura
thankful for family
thankful for friends,
thankful for food
thankful for clothes.
thankful god has kept
me and my loved ones
safe during this year.
happy thanksgiving!
 34° 
Heather
Him
His face
The sight brings a smile to yours
His eyes
You can stare into them forever
His lips
You wish you can kiss them
His hands
You wish you can intertwine them with yours
His mind
It intrigues you
His soul
You can love it for eternity
His heart
It doesn't belong to you
 33° 
Honeybee
sitting under the rosy sun
trying to escape the problems i cant outrun
waiting for the days to pass
people waiting for me to fall and crash
and i'm getting pretty close
underneath this sunlit rose
 31° 
ali
perhaps I talk too much to the moon
and donโ€™t listen enough to the universe

for I long for a love
too extraterrestrial
to ever find on this planet

perhaps a poetโ€™s true fate
lies in solitude

for we yearn for connection
too shakespearean
to ever survive this modern day
I turn 21 on Saturday but feel around 70 if iโ€™m honest.
 29° 
Aparna
nebulous galaxies
ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย spiraling forth
stars collecting
ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย in clustersย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย lost
configuring
ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย  constellationsย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย  in
ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย 
ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ­ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย space
and
ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย time-
ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย travelling
ย ย  through
ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย light-years
dulyย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ­ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย  revolving,
ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย aligning
ย ย ย ย  withย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย  the Sunย ย 
ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย andย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย  the Moon
suspended
ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย in the interstellar
 28° 
Ginger R
I know my face is feminine
I know everyone 'knows' I'm a girl
I know in this confusing christian society
You have to keep to the binary

And so I don't expect them
To look at me
And say "He"

But just once
Maybe they'll hesitate
Before saying "She"
That could be enough
 28° 
Austin Reed
Thereโ€™s no great reward,
striving countlessly each day,
so buckle up kids.
 28° 
Shy
You were
My sigh of relief
And now
Youโ€™re gone
And Iโ€™m sitting here
Gasping for air
 27° 
Maria Etre
Imagine if rain fall
made sound
when it hit the surface
the world
would sound so serene
 26° 
elaine
you never asked to read my poetry
maybe that was the sign.
i told you i wrote for fun,
you shrugged and moved on.
red flags went up everywhere, but i didnโ€™t bother looking
 26° 
misha
your name is
forbidden in
my mouth
or in my heart
because when
i think about
you;

i'll cry a little more,
hurt a little stronger
love a little softer
because you no longer
make me feel sober

i'm drunk on the
memory of you
if only i could chase you with pizza but shots don't work like that
 25° 
Saudia R
Let my silence teach you

what my words

did not
This year, do not explain yourself (especially repeatedly) to someone who does not listen. Let your silence be your response. Let your happiness be your response. Let your peace be your authenticity.
Chaos in my mind

ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย  Spirals on repeat

They left me behind

ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย Blisters on my feet

Iโ€™m lost and Iโ€™m blind

ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย  Empty and Completeย ย 

I try to chase my thoughts

ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย But they end up chasing me
 25° 
Lady Misfortune
I say:
Do you want me to pretend you do not exist?

She says:
Do as you wish.

I perceive:
All I was once you moved onto the next,
A waste of breath.

What a mutual perception process,

You keep on running and now I have nothing but my beliefs.

And what do you have?
Your cup is empty

It would be full but...
You poke holes in all the words I speak
The art of assuming the worst

Created 5.21.18
 24° 
Aasiyah
You're one of my favorite dreams,
on a screen

Watched by millions in a stream

I'm not in love, I just like you
But it's impossible for you to like me too

Celebrity, saying my name,
I know it's not mine
but it feels that way

Be careful with
what you do and say

We love you for different things
Forgive you at our will

Watch you go downhill
in time;

But I see now
nothing you did wrong

You're just one of my
favorite dreams
I used to have a little crush on this youtuber
 23° 
Deb Jones
This is my heartache
To bear witness, to listen
As one of my adult sons
Cries from a heartbreak
Only to me will they cry
As I make soothing noises
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