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 2287° 
Joliver
If there was one word
One word, isolated by itself
That I cannot stand above all others
It would have to be "Okay"
I despise "Okay"
"Okay"
Is how your millionth day at work went
"Okay"
Is off-brand raisin bran
"Okay"
Is how you say school is going
When you don't want to admit you spend
Every second of it
Wanting to die

"Okay"
Is packed to the brim with
Hidden implications
Like a treasure chest
Filled with bottles
With little subliminal hatreds
Written on tiny slips of paper
Passively aggressively pushed inside
To discover later
As I pull out a treasure map
And try to decipher
Where I went wrong

"Okay"
Is a one word dismissal
That feels like an essay a thousand pages long
"Okay"
Is a poison dripping with disinterest
When I dared to share with you
Something I thought might make you smile
"Okay"
Is like trying to talk to a wall
While watching the paint on it dry
"Okay"
Takes two seconds to write
Yet I waited days
For that dreaded word
To grace my notifications
"Okay"
Should be used sparingly
As if each time you send it
You **** the receiver just a little bit
"Okay"
Should not be said so often that
I know what you're about to say
Like I saw it in a crystal ball
"Okay"
Is not looking up from your phone
When I tell you about my day
"Okay"
Is not the proper response
To "I love you"

They say that the opposite of love isn't hatred
It's indifference
And I can't think of a response
More indifferent to pouring out
My heart into your hands
Than "Okay"
At least the last thing you said to me
Before we parted ways
Showed that you cared
At least a little bit
"I hate you"
Stung less
Than the thousands of times
Over our countless conversations
You responded
"Okay"
Okay?
 976° 
Michael
Can it be so long ago,
That which seems but moment past
When first I tasted of your lips,
And knew my lifelong love was cast?

Can it be so long ago,
That which seems but moment past?
Would that time would let us know
The now and then, the first, the last.

Can it be so long ago,
That which seems but moment past?
Would that I could dam the flow
But life, as water, runs too fast.
Just a reflection on joyous life.
 600° 
HoneyPotter
I never knew my name sounds sweet
Until I heard it from your lips.
 523° 
M-E
I was just
a cookie
.
drenched in
love
.
melted in
sweetness
.
in her cup
of tea.
 422° 
gayatri
į̴̳͓͇̤͉̮̯͔̓̐͆͝ ̷̼͚̳͔̜̋̏́̓͗͑͗̾͛͝
̸͉̤͇̽̕č̶̰͎̪̝̞̲̖̙̀͋͘͜a̵̻̱̫̪͈̰͔̝͙͆̎̂̂̕ͅǹ̷̛̼̥̣̆̌̓­̡͉̺'̸̢̠̹̟̠̫̹͚̅́ţ̴̛͚̘̐̀̾̽̔͌̐̉͝
̵̬̖̃̈́̒̍̄͝k̸̬̈̓̋̊̉͋̃̕ͅȩ̴͕͉̩̤͌̒͘ë̶­̢͗p̵͓̗̍͆́
̴̺͓͎͓̹̥̐͆ẅ̴̰͔̼̣̳̜͍́̂̄̈́͜͜͠a̶̖̳̯̝̥̐͗̀͑̓͗ͅį̵͔̓t̵͍̫̮̙͒̔̀̄­i̶̛̯͖̬͉̞̜̊̈́͝ͅn̴̝͙̫̼̊͊͗͋͗̅̿̓̀ģ̶̨̯͔͋̀̀̋͘
̶̛̘̩́̊̔̕f̵̼͚̬̼̗͉̜̗͓̐͒̚o̶̓­̡̪̟̬͎͍̗̖͒̌͠͝ȑ̷̲̲̜̓͌̌́̐͠͠
̸̨̝͐̈́̈́͐̄͊͠͠y̵͕̭̺̝̦͒͂̑̄o̴̧̡̲̘̦̻͇̦͍̐̂̔̋̋u­̴̡̣͔̪̝̊
̴̝͔̉͂̑͠ͅä̶͔͇̹́n̸͖̿̈́̀̋̚̕y̶̞̪̠̼͈͈͐̾͌̂͝͠
̵̧̳̤̃̑͒̃̆̀͗̽͐̾l̵̾̍̚­̝̭͉̘͔͛̓̀̃͊͆̀ͅͅo̸̝̽ǹ̴̡̦̘̹̰̹̙͌̏̄̎̕ģ̸̛̟̤̖͍̯̰̫̹̙̑̒́̅̔̔̔ê̵̻̱̗̣̣̾r̴͝­̧͈̩͎͋͆̎͂̉̀
.
 414° 
Sarah Spencer
I'll capture your words
into the palms of my hands
to save for later
so when I'm alone
trapped in the doubts of my mind
I won't end it all
 349° 
Chicken
I can smell you
just like a rose
all your petals
so delicious.

A raw moment
with every part
every layer
I can't resist.

You are insurmountable
edging near
dare not start
with
no end in sight.

Might try to stop, but
I wont, it's too late
there is nothing
that I can do.
When ya got the hots for someone. and it's that type of hots that you cannot put off, no matter what you do.
Pity is a paralytic
chaining you to the past
the tiniest movement forward is
body shattering agony

let me be free from it
let me soar above
these waves of regret
this screaming sea of hatred
that has poisoned the core of me

the world is what
I take from it, what I
make of it

I do not have to grow
from the bitter seed
it has planted in me
 310° 
Mystic Ink Plus
When I am introduced
With the new one
They tell
Their name
Their profession
Their status

For a kind information
I have nothing to do
With it

Their reflection
Either Temporary/Permanent
What matters
Genre: Experimental
Theme: Instinct matters
 281° 
NeverEnding
When you look at me
Your eyes are dull.
they were once a vibrant, beautiful green.
But now they're faded and gone.
 261° 
Xaela San
Our memories

of hardships

and happiness

will be forever

alive in my poem.
Thank you friends. thank you. thank you so much for creating such memorable memories with me
 250° 
K Balachandran
crows' cacophony,
on dark night's planned felony;
moon dilutes darkness!
 228° 
jili
we are leftovers
nothing else

get used to it

you are unwanted
unloved
unappreciated

but never alone
because here
are other leftovers
like you
and me.
the rest is confetti
 181° 
heyli
you're like the moon,
filled with anxieties
but soon you'll bloom,
forgetting about all your insecurities

In darkness you'll shine,
the exquisite sight
you'll see through the night
tears will go dry
 175° 
sara
I'll see what I can make
out of the leftovers I have.
Although, it's never too long
until the milk turns bad,

until a love turns sour
in an online second;
since, an online minute
wastes a real-life hour.

But in a snap-shot moment,
I can find life for weeks
on my stash of sugar truths,
until I forget to eat;

forget to breathe;
'til I don't even need to sleep
because the lovehearts on my photos
sing those soft melodies.

And despite the fact
that often I can't sit at ease,
somehow this perfect madness
always tastes so bittersweet.
a poem about the addictive nature of social media
 160° 
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
.
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 146° 
Isabellamae
My mind doesn't have to ponder
of all the beautiful things you do.
I keep you in a special place
far from the surface
deeper then, the eyes of mine.

You paint a picture in my head
a deep blue ocean
that I cannot get out of.

You,
both fire and ice.
 131° 
JaxSpade
I fell into the arms of the night
Hugging the shadow of her silhouette
She pulled me in
And swallowed my eyes

Her fingernails
Traced my lips
As she took a bite

And I caressed her darkness
Without the need for light

Over curves and starkness
My hands were sight

Then she stood tall in the sky
Thick and wide

And as she laid over my body
She cloaked our delight

We played in sweat and Fahrenheit

And as she pitched black
She arched her back and began midnight

A few more hours
The sun came bright

       Then she disappeared
       And spit out my eyes
 119° 
Vanessa Gatley
Better
A
Good
Edible
Like
 112° 
SingingTree
Seeing a rising sun today,
I realise anything can be possible.

There is always going to be a bright day after a long night.
 105° 
Merinda Aryadelina
Surfing in a sweet dream
Stop and sipping on winter wind
Watching the wind cut through this chin
Broken hearts are waiting to pin
Fix them to beautiful scene
Glad to know you're in my team
You're my choco ice cream
 84° 
Erica Girone
Knowing the absence of what was
Is better than feeling nothing at all
I wonder if the trees feel the same way
When the leaves begin to fall
 71° 
MJL
Diseased turnip
Rooting in the dirt
Rotting fodder
Unpicked
Untapped
Gnarled and bitter
Lying under your bridge
When you are gone
No-one will miss your rancid rag
 67° 
Janna
There's a hole in my heart

A void in my mind

A deep desire for nothing but want

A need for something like fun

Adventure and thrills

Seekers and pills

Falling into a blackness

So dark I'm turning blue

Such stark it's only true

Helpless and innocent

Forgiving and iridescent

I bond with strangers

Act bold, I'm not the tamest

I am stuck, so stuck

I don't know how to get out of here

This place, this room, this hide

This mask, this facade,

This glass, this wall, this broken bridge

It is all burning up into flames

Watch it, sink

Down it goes deep into

Black Waters

- soulwriterj
Written in a state of fragility and lostness.
IG: @soulwriterj
 66° 
Nathan
my vocabulary is not small
nor my imagination weak
but every time you seem to call
I find no words to speak
 64° 
William Maxwell
I was the poor boy
Your father hated coming round
‘Just give him a chance
He’ll run you into the ground’

‘He doesn’t have a job
And he’s not going anywhere
Writing doesn’t pay the bills
And you know he doesn’t care’

I might be poor in the pocket
But I’m rich in the heart
I might have nothing in the end
But I’ll love you from the start

You loved that your father hated me
I was your rebellion
Oh well.
 63° 
imai
She controls her laughter,
lets it slip from the edge of her mouth,
the corners of her lips lift ever so slightly,
then, she makes a sound,
seamlessly, her fingers graze my thighs,
smoothly, her eyes meet mine,
and in her eyes, I see my reflection—
aflame, abashed, and fiery,

She is the answer I’ve scoured the world for,
and yet, she, herself, remains a mystery,

Ah, I see,
She controls her laughter
as easily as she controls me.
 62° 
Pallavi
It was utterly sweltering day.
The sun is ramphant high,
on my way.
There I found a big aged tree.
I took a break,
& make myself free.
I was wet,
drenched in sweat.
Nothing with me as blotter.
So I had some,
Coconut water.
I sat under the shade of tree.
The comfort was not letting me flee.
It was a quickening ray of hope.
And woah!!! What a refreshing glee.
Trees are as a ray of hope in intense & searing day.
 60° 
Daniel Ruiz
I'm here sitting
alone,
the smell of coffee runs through
my veins,
some music i probably will forget
in a few years arguing with
the thought of you,

But I'm here,
I'm here,
writing about what's happening

pretty boring huh?

i call myself a poet
but i can't use high metaphors,

i call myself a poet
but i can't describe fully
how you make me feel

i call myself a poet

but what am i?

I'm just a kid
scared of life
finding new ways to cope
searching for someone to love,
desperate,
not holding unto my dreams
how can i choose with my mind
what's right for the heart to choose.

and you see?
don't you see?

don't worry i can't either

i can't see how great i am
i can't see how other people see me
i wish i could.

i want to believe this was a dream
or
a nightmare at that.

But at last.
I'm here wishing that in another life
i could be with you,
or
maybe in other deaths,

i crave your touch,
i crave you..
with coffee waking up my senses
like a kid in summer waking up early
to go play with his friends.

i wish things were different,
so i wouldn't have to wish.
 59° 
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.
 59° 
elle jaxsun
i always have
the urge to run.

but what is it like
to be a tree?

to be confident enough
to root yourself
and grow with
wild abandonment,
being unapologetically
you?

i'm still running,
but i wish i knew.
 58° 
Dennis Willis
I admit
my inner brain

is very clear
on this

Rex likes
rears

And seizes
my consciousness

like a newly minted fed
seizes an Escalade

wafting clouds
of coke

when one rounds
into sight

sigh
***

And I am barbaric
Barbarous

The man no woman
Admits

Consciously

Blood draws down

Into the past
of have no words

just
must

must
have

Becoming
Civilized

Sure
have worth

Says the DNA
spending you

to see
in time

to save
itself

some


Copyright@2018 Dennis Willis
 53° 
Ananya Dubey
At times, I write poetry
not for the sake of writing
but to feel free

To let out repressed emotions,
that stare at me blankly
that ask me questions....
to which, I don't know the answers

And when I do... I hide it
I hide it in a medley of words
Because, answers are scary
scarier than the questions themselves

So, at times, I write poetry
because spilled ink on paper
gives me the light to see
 52° 
Muzaffer
eski bir plağın a) kısmı
gözlerinde dönen
bu yüzden sürekli
o tarafı dinlemen
oysa
b) kısmı ayrılıktan bahsediyor
dansı bırakalım istersen
 50° 
sincerely shells
he lived
through the pages of her journal
the brushstrokes on her canvas
and the scars on her heart
creative souls always find a way
to keep their memories alive,
even if it's unintentional
 50° 
Aly
Is this a slow death?
Every breath,
Is anger and pain,
And acting insane.
Patience lost,
Arms crossed,
Stick in the mud,
Boiling blood,
Ignored cries,
Dizzy eyes,
Spinning thoughts,
Stomach in knots.
Hear me call,
Or let me fall.
Secrets to keep.
Bury them deep.
 43° 
Path Humble
the count starts now (tired of tired)


I read your outcry at 3:00am
posted on Facebook

you are
tired of tired
sick of sick
the only question, will it ever end...

rise this day,  start another way...

count your blessing
count against all odds
for there are more than merely one

use both hands
both hands chested to feel the heart thrusting,
for living is a wondrous blessing unique
an unbelievable to believe than so many beats,
born and borne,
by you, a strength unequaled,
you a richness possessed

count that one first.
count my hands holding your shoulders.
count that as two, one for me, one for you.

more? more.  

mirror.  find the tiny light in each eye against a yellow backdrop.

add two more. for they are a sparking confidence of confirming.

you felt the heart thrumming
go back, feel the breathing warmth breaching forth.
add another. for now known you can never ever be cold.

wash the face, wash away the caution that sleep leaves,
the coverlet of fear that fears you not to dare,
amazing that tap water plain is sacred when it
miracle breaks you out and anoints thy forehead with pure oil like the kings of yore, be a kingly human being.

go out. do not return
until one act of kind is performed and
count that as a thousand blessed, a sum recurring recounted

walk humble and the path will always appear.
walk contented for you can be both king and servant,
there is no difference - you must be both to be the other
one.

and if you still cannot raise the head,
call me.
that would be a blessing for me
and I will hear your blessings sounds mine merge,
dear friend and no more stranger,
that is the simplest definition of our learning to count to
infinity
4:00am I read your cry on facebook
 43° 
Max Vale
You say I'm depressed,
I've changed, I'm lonely.
If that's the problem,
Then why don't you call me?
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