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 1339° 
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!
Exclamation 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!
 1074° 
Brett
There is a place I dream of
That truly frees my mind
It often smells like peace
And tastes of salty brine

The hours never wither
On these sands of time
Where the sun can always kiss her
And faces age like wine

The night is deafly quiet
Bright stars adorn the sky
The moon floats behind it
And I never say goodbye
 640° 
Rickey Spence
10/21/2020

Is immaturity an ignorance of pain?
Is it laughing at serious matters?
Simple dialogue is useless to me,
When it leaves me further to myself.

Is maturity a mournful acceptance of life?
Is it falling silent in respectful thought?
Meaningful conversation is useless to me,
If it only leaves me closer to the unreachable.
 360° 
Ariana Solo
Half of my soul will always be like the dark side of the moon

The mystery shielded away from unwished-for eyes

I will follow my inner moonlight rays

Which will lead me to an abyss of nightfall, secrets and home

🌚 🌑 🌚 🌑 🌚 🌑 🌚
 330° 
Ashly Kocher
Discoloration in a snowy
No signal picture
Black
And white
Words decide
Pixilated billboard
Red
Swollen eyes
Moving forward
One
Day at a time
Tiny bubbles
Floating
To the top
A big surprise
Mouth
Has dropped
Candles flickering
Wind
Blowing still
Falling asleep
Dreams
Are real
Waking up
Before
You drop
Standing on
The edge
Of a big
Rock
Mindless
Entertainment
Makes no
Sense
But maybe it
Does
Thirst quench
Hydration needed
Gulping down
Fill my
Body
With this
Drink
It’s never to
Late
Post haste
She glows  colourless
Like the water,
her whip cuts all
She smiles so flawless
Like em darkness
her echo cuts all.

!Just so you know that!

I feel her warmth
So breathtaking
Just when she walks,
I walk too
That's Unionisms

!Okay Then!

She is so Tender
Yet fierceness.
So hateless
So caring, And
That's so priceless
She
So natural,
I know that
you want that, And
That is so courageous.
You wanna make me too!

So, keep being real
I just want you
To know that
In this world, its so too rare
To have such
in one's being

So gracious
Likely favorable
Just because
you  fit so.
And
That's my words to You...
I tried to express myself in a sung poetry.
 77° 
OYBlackCat
Is to have the ability to stand tall where gravity does not exist.
Life is suffering😌
 68° 
Bryle
It is a lie when they told that there's nothing to lose
If someone hadn't loved you back
Never they had realized that heartbreaks happen too
when you lose your chance to make someone fall for you
 66° 
C
I am haunted:
Not by poltergeist,
but by my unlived lives.
Parallel universes
won't ever speak,
they took an oath
to keep from me.
I have words and voices
humming in my head
that will never be met
outside of my bed.
I have to accept
I cannot have it all,
I have to accept
knowing nothing at all.
 55° 
Gill S
Little girl picks up the chalk
Writes her heart
Draws her mind
Cries it all away
Before they can see
 55° 
Shy
365
365 days
You’ve been in my life
One full orbit  
365 rotations
Around the sun
Which is ironic
Because like the Earth
We’re right back
Where we started
 53° 
Mary Frances
I look at myself everyday
in the mirror and then realize
I've been given the most beautiful gift
I could ever ask for - my existence;
my chance of life;
my chance of love.
 51° 
Carolyn Diana
Into my heart you crept
Deceiving thy nature
A spot made, slowly taking
All over in the name of love
Smitten I'd lost control as you
Marched out with vicious laugh
Leaving behind an estranged soul
 47° 
alanie
your voice traces my lips
and collarbones
whispering empty promises
of endless possibilities

but i savor the taste of it
like bottled love
dripping down my throat
and burning
warm
in the hollow pit of my stomach
 44° 
David P Carroll
Her heart is so kind and full of love
And my heart is beating feeling her love
From the first moment we kissed I
Fell in love your gentle words I love you
Touched my heart and we'll stay together
And your soft touch of your hands on mine
Truly lets me know what love feels like for the
Very first time.
My Love 💖💖
 41° 
Andrus
We belong together
and that’s the only truth
I want to believe

Where life takes us I don’t know
But the love I feel for you
will always be a part of me
 39° 
Deadwood Jawn
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He wasn't. Thanks for understanding, Lydia.. Lydia is angry.. Someone's hurt him..
This is Lydia speaking.
 38° 
Bek Blanchard
Now there were two of them
Separated between thousands
of read texts and timely
chats touched by sound
but not skin  
Awake in the others sleeping
Sleeping in the others awake  
Restless as they wait
Restless as they wait
 36° 
Astral
When I was a child,
I was taught poetry wasn't mild,
It was deep as the sea,
And it seemed truly unachievable for me.
I was taught poetry had to rhyme,
Every single line, every single time.
So poetry seemed out of my reach,
Like chasing a seagull down a beach,
Jumping ever so slightly away,
Or soaring into the sunny day.

So I never thrived for what I thought would,
No, Could
Never be.

I guess now I'm fixing the mistakes of past me.
 35° 
Keyana Brown
I was made to be
a conqueror
in a world that's
imperfect
I was made to
love
I was made to
have patience

God sent me
to love
and to be patient
on obstacles that
held me back
for I'm reminded
that I'm not alone
and im still alive.
 30° 
bennu
i can never erase
the scars i left
on your heart

all the good days in the world
could never change things i've said

there is only one way
that sits right with you

and i can't do that
 28° 
E
The face in the mirror
the look in the eye's
that reflection ain't me it's just a disguise
the fading of hair
the wrinkles that bend
it's just a life story that's told on my skin
this man in the mirror he ain't really me
their's a child inside that want's to be free
that woman of mine you could say she's the same
sometimes in the covers we laugh and play games
but as I get old and my life bears thin
I think of the fun
and think of the friends
so you could say i'm kind of bold
it's just a part of getting old
A poem my dad wrote on his 45th birthday
we all thought it was funny but truth is
I think it was the greatest one he ever wrote
 28° 
j a connor
In the distance a noise stirs my thoughts
Dawn is making her way
Preceding her sun
Teasing the dark
Look at it run
 27° 
Benzene
It's okay to cry
When
There is too much in your heart
Cause
this is law of nature
As
The clouds rain too
When
They get heavy.
And
I promise to you
This
The tears you've cried.
Will
Not go in vain
Cause
There is someone
Who
Would swim as many oceans
Just
To get to you.
So
Don't worry
.
 27° 
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
 27° 
tainted black
..
she
closed her
eyes and took
a very deep breath,
crossed her fingers then
w  h     i     s    p   e    r     e   d,
"I long to see the   o n l  y
man who made me
shine in his
darkness
..
 27° 
Esther
you blocked me on social media
i blocked you in my heart.
 25° 
jordan
if yesterday
decides my tomorrow
i am nothing but a ghost
 24° 
Carlo C Gomez
Not of ancient lore,
or some cross to bear.
But here. But now.
No Prince Charming
at the castle door.
Only her, Miss Damsel herself.
In some paper city,
called Zilch,
where things fall apart fast.
She's trapped in no tower,
but a loft instead.
With tin-foil crown,
she climbs across
the kitchen table
to slay the dragon,
in the flames
of his own black-hearted
bedevilment.
A dagger to the heart
of the matter,
and all is quiet again.
Then with a satisfied yawn,
she retires for her afternoon nap.
 24° 
REY
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 like *******.
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.
 23° 
Maja
you fought with good intentions
but for all the wrong reasons
"The road to hell is paved with good intentions"
 23° 
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.
 23° 
Rupert Pip
Break my bones;
cut my throat.
Pull me open,
learn the ropes.

Breath me in;
taste the fear.
Shank my skin;
stand and cheer.

Kick my head;
let me bleed.
Unbolt my veins;
enjoy the read.

Gouge my eyes;
punch my face.
Wrap me up
in your embrace.
Get to know me like I do you; inside and out.
 22° 
Timothy
Trust your intuition
It’s separate from your mind
When given the attention
Your subconscious will provide
The answers for your path
That have always lay inside
A courageous feat indeed
Only then will we truly thrive
 21° 
Julia Lee
disposable contacts

flat-faced and belly down to night stands
rims upturned on the bathroom counter
crunched up evidence in my jean pockets

the evidence is clear

your mark is forever left on me
my ex left his contact lenses all over my apartment. sometimes, i would even find them in my clothes.
 21° 
JL Smith
It's been said,
If you love something
Let it go

So you did
And I'm free,

But I'll return
Knowing

You love me

© JL Smith
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