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I tell my secrets to children
in the form of fairy tales
A "Once upon a time," is enough
to quiet down their wails
and I spin stories as well as spiders
weaving webs that a lost child
must navigate the tangled trails
with cleverness and wit
sharper than any sword
more accurate than any arrow
I speak of children who questioned
the established path of rejection
and this misguided idea of reciprocity,
"You must suffer because it happened to me."
Because my blessing in life was not brute strength
but a clear mind and clever tongue.
I tell my secrets to children
so that they may grow smarter because of them.
What can I say, I like to share stories.
Karly Codr
I have never seen
The grass so green
I have never seen
The sky so blue
I have never seen
So many people outside
Riding Bikes
These are the things
I have not seen
Dr Peter Lim
The Whole
   disintegrates never
   there are no fragments
   in that Together
His body wrapped
Still and lifeless
Still and greedy
Still and worried
Still and dead

The guilty had fled
Eloped with death
A better or worse fate
The money over the cliff

He did it for it
He did it because of it

Don't Leave Me
I Need U
Save Me
So What
"Money is the root of all evil"
Hallucinate BoY
When sadness becomes beautiful
Know, I'll be your lover boy
Everything at once, will be yours forever

Strange days for a lonely mind
Will buy you a secret, a srcret of grief
That will never been flourished, untill you say-
"When sadeness becomes beautiful
Know, I'll be your love forever"
31 March 2020
Thoughts were toxic,
Filled me with strain.
Listened to music,
Eases my pain.

Lying on my bed,
Soft is the music I hear.
Went out my shed,
The music became clear.

Danced with the music,
Swayed along the trees.
All night I frolic,
With all the coldest breeze.
I just love the rain

-added one more stanza to make it better ... I guess :)
Aphrodite's beauty
Athena's wisdom
Posideon's strength
Loki's mischief

Follow me into my battle
named life
Grace me with your love
and pleasure
Bestow me your intelligence
and courage
Challenge my current beliefs
and thoughts
Send me into your tricks
and traps

Thank you
Thank you, Aphrodite
for watching over me through my self-love
Thank you, Athena
for giving me your strength through problems
Thank you, Posideon
for being willing to reach to me
Thank you, Loki
for causing me little troubles and issues
these are the four gods I personally worship in a very Christian family- I connected with all of them in a different way- Loki was kinda a mistake though
ethan gaskill
i keep waking up
with you on my lips
but it's only your name
and not your kiss
screaming your name at night in my sleep
Danielle L Cook
there is no poetry inside me
my veins have been bled dry
my heart once soaked is empty
without poetry i might die
i dont want to die, but i wouldnt mind already being dead
Rupert Pippingford
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.
Maruko San
never was
never there
and never will be
sincerely yours
my love for you
Harshitha Girish
We are so close
yet so far
is this pandemic a strong dose,
or just a lasting scar?
It's my first summer without my cousins, due to social distancing and though we talk occasionally, I miss our times together.
I don't wanna get habituated to losing people even before they start to love me.
I am an artist
I draw my life.
I am a teacher
I teach my steps.
I am a doctor
I treat my destiny.
I am a lawyer
I judge my actions.
I am a builder
I build my success.
I am a translator
I translate my opinion.
I am a  photographer
I take  my memories.
I am a writer
I write my future.
I am a chef
I cook my mood.
I am a businesswoman
I manage myself.
David Lessard
I used to read your poems
but lately you don't write
you're silent and aloof
you know that isn't right.
You can't close a door once opened
you can't abolish all your dreams
you're a poet of the heart
mustn't fall apart at the seams.
Say what you can in words
they speak the message true
spoken from the heart
the poems will see you through.
A hermit's not your style
a recluse, you are not
never give up writing
of things that you've been taught.
I used to read your poems
I'd read them once again
if you would send them out
(this one's from a poet friend)
I never asked you to be sweeter
Than your donuts
Or be like sugar
that takes away the bitter taste of coffee

I just want to feel loved by you..

but for now,
I'll sugarcoat my feelings
by saying
"There's nothing wrong sweetie"
If you read this please
Do it
I've drank the finest of wine
Down to the bottom of the bottle
Only to witness an ocean alone
Barely surviving my own hands

A fire burned through my viens
That was blew out by the wind
Breezing through the leaves
A calmness that sits with me
Before calmness dismisses me

I walked across the tallest blue sky
Where wide winged birds soar high
Til promises of white clouds turn grey
And so there I fell with the rain
Dripping through the lowest gutter

Many times I was buried, lying in dirt
Like a grave, needing no help
Finding the dark inside of myself
But I always rise with the blades
Of the greenest fresh spring grass

No matter what feeling I catch
None of them seem to everlast
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
When butterflies fall in love, do they feel humans in their stomach?
Micah G
Can I give a girl anything  
Except what she wants
Demons are just FALLEN ANGELS.
They fell
And unlike angels,
DEMONS have a STORY to tell.
Good and evil.
It's just two sides of the same coin.
Ben Palomino
A light meets
A darkness

A match
That knows
No balance
Only pain

He swoons
At her

Burns in
His flame

To capture
This moment
In a timeless
to me,
you are
an art

                              to you,
                              I was
                              a tragedy
you still remain, and will always be
a fine piece of art
to me.
// edit: thank you for having this in the daily. ♡
she sat, isolated and alone
river flows
wind blows
I walked on by
on a path
one glance back
I am losing you,
I am losing her,
I am losing him,
Where am I?
Lost in an unknown world,
Trapped in my own world.

I lost you
I lost her
I lost him,
Where am I?
Stranger, stranger, stranger,
So familiar yet so strange,
I am lost in my own world,
A world I created my own.

I've lost you,
I've lost her,
I've lost him,
I am sorry,
For what I am a sinner.
Raygan Emma Jane
Lately I have felt the tides turning
This isn’t love but what it feels like to fall out of it
I opened my eyes underwater and for the first time in years I could see
There is an ocean of other people
And a man thirty minutes north of Miami
2391.1 km from me
Who feels the tides turning too
where is the door
that will reveal the secret of
L - loyalty
I - integrity
F - fairness
E - empathy
Stained Glass
The version of me you created in your mind is not my responsibility.
when ever i hear your name
my heart instantly
to the bottom of a
Love didn't end wars
It started them
Lili Gudewicz
i bet she looks so innocent.
i bet she even looks like me.
i bet you made her feel loved.
i bet you gave her hope.
i bet you said you loved her.
and i bet,
just maybe,
you hurt her too.
A Poet's Voice
I offer you

One chain,
Of delicate gold links
From my heart to yours

One rope,
Of beautiful tinsel
And bindings
Of soft, snug leather cuffs

I would give you your freedom,
but that is the one thing
that you already have.
Johnny's Brother
Moonlight glows soft white
not bright, glaring out the night;
dream site lit just right.
and I realised
everything I missed
like feeling her lips curl
into a smile or a kiss

I look into her eyes
while she stares into the abyss
her fingers uncurl just a little bit
and we fall asleep like this
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.
Words' Worth
The panic
Is more dangerous
Than the pandemic
The crack of a coke can
Takes me back
To summer days
We woke up
You came over
I made some sandwiches
We shared the same plate
Mrs Anybody
i should
move on
i kinda
already have

but there
seems to be
a tiny part
in my heart
that belongs
to him
also check out my other poems!  :)
Lay here on top of me
but not like what
you might expect
using me as a pillow
your head rests on my chest
gently stroke your back
slowly as you fall asleep
let me sing you a melody
kiss you goodnight
and i said goodbye
through filtered glass
my hand
a shadow
my voice
a blur
i chased you
and you met my gaze
until you were gone, completely
a quarter-past three
the end of
you and me
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