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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"
Is how your millionth day at work went
Is off-brand raisin bran
Is how you say school is going
When you don't want to admit you spend
Every second of it
Wanting to die

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

Is a one word dismissal
That feels like an essay a thousand pages long
Is a poison dripping with disinterest
When I dared to share with you
Something I thought might make you smile
Is like trying to talk to a wall
While watching the paint on it dry
Takes two seconds to write
Yet I waited days
For that dreaded word
To grace my notifications
Should be used sparingly
As if each time you send it
You **** the receiver just a little bit
Should not be said so often that
I know what you're about to say
Like I saw it in a crystal ball
Is not looking up from your phone
When I tell you about my day
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
Caitlyn Fletcher
No amount of time would ever be enough with you
Peter Balkus
When you're in love,
it never ends.
It always stays
until the end,
which never comes.
Jessica LeVario
On my wrist
Sits a rubber band.
Is it random
Or was it planned?
I want to cut
My skin so deep.
My flesh is scarred,
Secrets I keep.
I snap this little band
To feel again.
Marks on my skin;
Happiness I feign.
On my wrist
Sits a rubber band.
Inflicting pain;
You wouldn't understand.
I promised I wouldn't cut, but I didn't promise to stop my self harm.
Makayla Jane
I'm here;
I love you

I don't care
If you need to stay up
Crying all night long
I will stay with you

There's nothing you can
Ever do to lose my love
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Cerys Briggs
I’ve been released
It wasn’t bad it wasn’t good
I was just trapped
Trapped in a place where I had no freedom
I was told what to do
How to do it
And I couldn’t change my mind
I’m finally free
But now all you do is haunt me
Alex Zhang
To be, or not to be. That is a decision.
To learn, or not to learn. That is a lesson.
To see, or not to see. That is a mission.
To love, or not to love. That is obvious.
To live, or not to live. That is an option.
Who am I? Now THAT is the question.
there are times like these
i feel so lost
no beacon
no hope
where am i supposed to go?
nap time
you’ll never know //
i felt this way about you

you’ll never know //
i saw you in my dreams

you’ll never know //
all i ever wanted
was for you to be with me
The world spins slower
and I want
to die more
Toxic yeti
I am able to
Make images

Am able
To make images
With a pencil

With I kick or punch
I form patterns
And images
With my moves
Yet protecting my self
Alas my back.
Grace Summers
If heaven is above and **** is below,
Are we just living in purgatory?
ting is
your           life
thro             ugh
a ne           edle
and         if
you sew
Adrian Mendiola
Red wine
Coffee table stained
Nothing will be the same
Row Row Row your boat.
Down the ****** rushing stream.
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
Life was your pathetic dream.
What a grand time you'd have without me
A warm Friday night
One less thing on your mind

It's on times like these
That I'd rather disappear.
Anthony Mayfield
It's a most tragic
Love story.
He loved the lies,
The lies loved the sky,
The sky loved none,
So they all died.
One loved the other, who loved the other, who loved nobody. So that was a ******.
i wish
my love will be
as full as you
a whole circle like you

so my love
wouldn't be a
one - sided love
unlike you
love me too
don’t make yourself choose between the person you want to be and the person that you are.
who am i supposed to be
Rumi Iqbal
Life gave you lemons,
you made lemonade.
Life gave you oranges,
you made orange juice.

Life gave you love,
you threw it away.
Life gave you money,
you used it to play.

Life gave you friends,
you let them go.
Life gave you help,
you left it alone.

Life gave you knowledge,
you never used it.
Life gave you health,
you abused it.

Life gave you hope,
you trusted it.
Life gave you sadness,
you embraced it.

Life gave you happiness,
you ignored it.
Life gave you faith,
you scoffed at it.

Everything you wanted,
you were given.
Everything you had,
was never fulfilling.
Do thou but call my resolution wise,  And with this knife I’ll help it presently.
Captain Trips
I don't think
Will you share with me
All the people have gone
Not too late to join them
Tell me it's all okay
Tell me not to panic
Only if we knew the way
Keep on flying up
If the weight of gravity allows
Let the force pull me
Let it pull me earthbound
Maybe it's meant to be
You're welcome to join me
Seldom does the light shine
Everything shades beneath
Let me go now please
Fly alone into the after
blue drops fell
onto the rug,

the hair covered
in what we thought
could cure the sadness

is only soaked
in our emptiness.
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
Colin Mehalek
I love
I feel
I think
I am

I don’t cry,
I will not die.
My heart can get shattered to pieces,
I will still wake up tomorrow.
Shoot me with an arrow,
Write me a poem.
I will be hurt,
Pointy pointy arrow
Sydney Rose
my phone rests quietly
by my side as i wait
checking for a notification
that i have missed a call
or am receiving a loud ring
from the boy that is on my mind
man i cannot forget your face

i wait each day & night
it has been quite a while
since you have called  my name

i wonder if you have forgotten
or misplaced my information
because to this day i am still
waiting for just one ring
"you're quieter than usual lately."
"there's nothing to say."
Talis Ren
In a room full of cowards
You still had the gall
To eat the heart of a snake
And dress like one too
Ian Robinson
Tragedy isn't even very tragic anymore
another 6 word poem
do not let them tell you
that you are a work in progress

you are a never ending masterpiece
I wonder about this a lot.

what if we met a month later?
what if you were ready?
what if something else hadn't just ended?

what if
what if
what if

I guess what they say is true. . .

timing really is everything.
It takes a year,
for the pain to leave my veins,
for the memories of you to fade,
for the cuts in my soul to heal,
for rhythm of my heart to change when I’m around you,
to forget your touch on my mind,
to forgive the universe for meeting you,
to live life like you and me had never happened.
Wala nang lumalabas na salita
Di na ako makagawa ng tula
Pinipilit basahin ang sarili
Ngunit walang tugmang mapili

Alam kong dapat walang ganito
Pagpiga ng damdamin para sayo
Diba dapat natural lang daw
At hindi magtutunog mababaw

Pero mahal bakit ganito
Bakit biglaan na lang huminto
Dahil ba nabasag ang ideyalismo
Mga makalumang aspirasyon ko

Pero mahal wag kang mag-alala
Mabubuo ko tong aking talata
Katulad ng Pag-ibig ko sayo
Gumulo lang isip hindi ang puso

Di ito hihinto tumibok para sayo
Nandito lang ako lagi para sayo
Ako nang sasalo sayo mahal
Pipiliting maging sagot sayong dasal

Mamahalin kita ng buong buo
Hinding hindi magkukulang sayo
Kaya tatapusin ko tong sulat ko
Pero hinding hindi ang pagmamahal sayo
I am in love
Head over heels
A thunderstorm of flutters in my heart
But I will put you,
For if I live my life by the way of God
Everything else will fall into place
All I need is to have a little faith
Daniel Ruiz
I'm here sitting
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,
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
a nightmare at that.

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

i'm still running,
but i wish i knew.
Misery follows me like a lost puppy,
Sulking in my happiness,
A tear of happiness trickles down,
though a tear regardless.
Tears that now burn my face,
For misery draws close,
Like the saying goes misery loves company,
Looks like it just found me.
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.
I dig,
You dig,
He dig,
She dig,
They dig,

This isn't a beautiful poem
but its very deep.
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