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Shadow Dragon
Get a job,
a husband or wife.
Make yourself comfortable
in your own life.
So they tell me
or would have told me
if they were still alive.
But they are dying slowly
by the magic pills.
They are no longer there
to protect and care.
I no longer have devils
that whisper and scream.
They can do both
but now they are doing non.
And I can see myself having fun,
not caring or staring
into nothingness.
Yet it leaves me in mourning
to know they are about to die.
Maybe if I hold on a little longer
I won't be lonely and then find myself
a job, husband or wife.
because if the bullets
are made of fear,
and the walls are made of rubber,
and your mind doesn’t seem quite capable
of willing your feet to move,

eventually you end up
getting pierced
Fake Trying
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feeling left out doesn't push me to get to know more people
it makes me push out the people I know and burn the bridges
pretty bad coping mechanism
I want to grow out of words but I haven't tried all of them on yet.
Could color and shape explain the illusion with more clarity?
Even when I'm comfortable, I'm depressed.
I can't see life for what it is
just like how I can't see the earthrise and the sunset simultaneously.
I have to numb myself from my self.
It's the only way to make sense of the toxic rainbows.
i want to write pretty things again
but i can't
i am not pretty myself
i wish i couldn't feel
because my heart is stupid
and no matter how many times
my mind tells it to shut and stop
it aches and pains and beats some more
tears glisten in the moonlight,
but it shines too bright.
blocking out reality,
and the sad fatality.
of my heart,
and it's broken parts.
isabel mayaka
When I wake
Please give me a kiss
On my forehead

When I wake
Let’s make coffee together
And dance around in our underwear

When I wake
Can we make
Blueberry muffins?

When I wake
Can you still
Be here?
if they say a one-word poem,
i'll write your name...
Stu Harley
never enough
me you and i
spring and winter
gone by
same to multiply
between us
love has not change
yeah baby
love ain't no game
love is real
as love
revolves around
golden sun
just think about
your sweet smile
love fill every ocean
since the beginning of time
i can truly say
you me and i
feel this way
Harshitha Girish
Life was once a grandfather clock.

Somewhere down the line, everything changed. So much so that now it's just

Tik tok.
she does not always tell you
because she knows you would hurt.
for the feelings that run through her veins
are almost too much for her too carry

her thoughts delve deep
so deep if she told you,
you would drown
Thomas W Case
The breakup was
the best thing that
ever happened to me.
I lost everything except
my dignity.
I escaped with my soul.
She tried to buy it with
Sushi and Thai food,
but it's not for sale.
I would rather
freeze and be free,
than die warm in her cage.
No amount of love can
fix that abysmal madness;
that car crash confusion.
Daisies withered when she
walked by.
Her heart was rotten, like
an STD, like a
fish hook to the eye.
Some relationships are toxic
i met you
as the leaves fell
and the sky turned grey

the world grew cold
as my heart turned warm

i missed you
as the leaves grew back
and the sky turned blue

the world grew warm
as my heart turned cold
Mrs Anybody
the older
the night became

the more
my thoughts swirl

the more often
they found their way
back to you
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It was about time
of a fleeting moment;
a good conversation with
a caffeine smelled breath,
we get shy on our little stories,
yet it was a wonderful feeling.
We are laughing like a child
for knowing, things were getting right
and for every minute that comes,
I know you were mine.
Lisa Conway
The intensity of my anger surprised you
But left me feeling forlorn and deeply unhappy
Filled with gloom and resentment
My distress was clear ,tormenting you

Your sensitivity and emotions suprised me
You could have alienated me
Instead you folded me warmly into your embrace
and surrounded me with love and passion

Instead of loneliness and seclusion
We had happiness and adoration
A deeper understanding
And a tenderness I never expected

©L Conway 2020
We are going to be okay.
Now that I know what it is to be loved by you, I could wait an eternity for our  moments together.
Every day I have with you ends far too soon.
Each day away from you, feels a lifetime.
This distance apart is our price to pay,
but we,
we'll always be worth it.
bess goldstein
my life line moves across
your chest
your love line inches towards
my lower back
reading your palms
under the thin covers
summer air blows into our hair
permeating the smell
of grass and warm flowers

we embrace
the unknowable future crushed
between our palms.
reminds me of romeo and juliet when they first met, they fell in love through touching their hands.
I thought you would be the one to save my soul
This game has gotten old
You can’t keep on playing with me
I’ve always been history
You broke all we built more like what I built
You already make me deal with all the guilt
I’ll never move on from your poisonous love
I wanna hurt you with a boxing glove
It’s 6 am I’m in my bed and awake
I’m just another thing you wanted to break
This is all because of cupid
I’m so stupid
I wanna be alone
And stop falling for stupid boys
Darison Strange
We are what we eat
Can I eat someone disciplined
And abandon myself
To shed my self hatred
And become someone new
The person who I am is not the person that you see
your name is
forbidden in
my mouth
or in my heart
because when
i think about

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
Donall Dempsey

I like to say
your name

when you're
not here

turn you
into sound

conjure you out of
thin air

so that you appear
before me

dressed in sound

memory sketching in
the rest of you

as if sound
was just an outline

and love
colours you in

adding the voice last
so I can hear you say.

"Hello you..!"
and there you are

as present
as present

can be.

I like to say
your name

when you're
not there.
is it a dream
or a nightmare...

seeing your face
in my reverie...
Honestly, what is it to be having it... suddenly ?
everything you are

but you are still
Maybe one day I’ll write a book about all who have wronged me.
Love's only weakness
Is also its greatest strength:
It defies reason

My thoughts on Valentine’s Day
They say that there are two kinds of love,
one love united because of  courage and other simply by fate,

They say that there are two kinds of love,
one that leave you with pain and tears,
and the one that stays and lasts  for years,

They say that there are two kinds of love,
the right love at the wrong time,
and the wrong love at the right time,

They say that there are two kinds of love,
I couldn't tell at all where the love we used to have belonged
because, you were my right love and the right time,
but then, maybe I was your wrong love at the wrong time.

They say that there are two kinds of love,
one love that's build by affection and trust
other one was built just to get away from the pain of the past love,

One question:
Which love was yours?
They will tell you
All poetry has been written
There is nothing new
Under the moon
But let me tell you
They don’t know you
You are as unique
As the DNA that exists
Within your frame
The ripples on your thumbprint
No one ever had the same.


You have something to say
Say it proudly
Say it boldly
Never let them scold you.

Never let them make you go away.
I love it when someone tells me to keep writing. You should keep writing too!
Shofi Ahmed
The singing rain
touch down
on the ground.

The sun swims down
eyes on the river dance
rhyming with the water
the sea is never far.

The light of heaven
keeps hanging low.
Bestows on the dust
some shimmering
rays of gold.
For its wishes
just has one more:
When the rain is done
and the rose is out
sipping in the last drop.
Beneath that it will
step in its best foot
with all the sky blue.

The sun is rolling down
Oops on the halfway
down the sky
it takes a pause.
The run in the water
is never gone.
Off the neigh null
of the last raindrop
flowers a rainbow!

Deep down the core
the giant earth
is caught in a dew!

Let alone the billowy
seven seas give
the stunned earth a push.
The full geometric spread
of the solar world, it can pull!

Yet to catch up with the run
in the water drop in its core!!
Robert C Ellis
My wife laments my pants they
Are unwinding in these strings since
I am always casting lines back into history
Life is my unravelling at the seams
I suspect childhood was a dream no
Way buildings went to infinity and my
Skin shimmering before I found bones
moon child
"I'm an open book"
She says

Written in
ok okay
So many people focus on finding love
I'm too busy finding myself
i miss waking up
with your heart in the
palm of my
happy monday, friends <3 i hope its a normal thing to feel like this. i know there's nothing wrong with missing her but a part of me feels just empty
thank you
for the
that no
are they**
than my voice.
**anything/anyone trying to tear me down, whether mentally or situational

!!Don't forget to get out to those polls!!
Change is coming.
This disease struck me
Like a brick on pavement

Everything was
Then that brick came along
And with the slightest movement
Destroyed everything

“Count it
Perfect it
Measure it
Clean it”
The voices say

Why can’t I let them go?
They keep repeating:

“Count it
Perfect it
Measure it
Clean it”
Why won’t they stop

“Count it
Perfect it
Measure it
Clean it”
I don’t understand

“Count it
Perfect it
Measure it
Clean it”
Someone just HELP me understand

This disease is about
But it's the biggest
Imperfection about me
And when you left
I overwatered all your flowers
Harriet Maguire
Feint blue lines
a red margin.
So crushingly lonely too.
It's not what I ever want for you.
For me to copy overleaf
wet with blue holes.
But oh God do I want for you.
So many nights I prayed
and now you're here.
The nib drags at the paper.
My copy book was right
and I pray some more
that you won't
for my poor handwriting.
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