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 1396° 
xxx
I got that CD today
from that band that you really like.
It cost $20 but
I didn’t really mind.
And it smelled like french coffee in my car
and it tasted like a spectrum of blue
and I decided it felt like you.
 556° 
zee
fast forward to time
where we are falling in love
without breaking hearts
 385° 
Matthew
I have the N word pass
- Oprah Winfrey
I gave her the n-word pass
 304° 
Jules DelPercio
It's been nearly 2 years now.
You are still here.
Lodged in my brain.
Engraved in my skin.
I hear you when he speaks to me.
I see your face in his.
I am afraid of seeing you even through him.
Seeing your face and hearing your voice your words.
It terrifies me.
19.

OCTOBER 28.

Hospitalization.

I wonder if you know that you still haunt me.
 253° 
Mara
dream dream dream
of
me
me
me

let's meet in our sleep
forgive me for all the things I never do

you speak a love language
I don't know
 241° 
Ivan Lopez
Drown,
Me in your fire
and let the drips
sear me in pain

Melt,
My flesh with acid
till my very bones
become like tears

Love,
Me like death
that has appeared
at my door

and Take,
All that I have
and I promise
to be yours
I received some bad news of a friend. I only wish I communicated with him more often instead of ignoring him all these years. I only hope he forgives me.
 208° 
eF
They’ll paint pictures of you without knowing your true colors.
I’ve dealt with this my whole life but it’s never effected me like it has now.
No matter what, I feel like I will always be misunderstood/misjudged/mislabeled.
Sorry this isn’t even poetry.
 125° 
Ramana Tandra
Eh Dear!
Why do you hurt the heart
Don't you know?
It scatters pains and agony
Which may swirl the world
.
Why do you love the heart
Don't you know?
It pours the ambrosia
Which you can't bear
 123° 
underestimated
I used to write that date everywhere
Now I wish I could erase it
We would’ve made four months today...
 115° 
Hector
~

Sometimes

sadness like caramelo swirls around

inside my words, so sweet it tastes

this lonesome way,

sometimes

it sticks and quietly waits

inside my words, a softest sound,

sometimes

its all that becomes real,

this lonesome way

rolls slowly down

a single teal-


-
H.O
October 22, 2019
“Poems can get
sleepless too

and become

the loneliest thing
in the universe.”
― Sanober Khan
 114° 
Tina
When you're feeling down and blue,
And life is being cruel to you.
Just remember you're not on your own.
I'm always there; you're never alone.
You might not be able to see my face all the time,
As hard as you look around the place,
But close your eyes and think of me,
And before you know it there will be me.
Keep me in the midst of your mind,
And life will seem easier, I think you'll find,
So when life gets too dark to bear,
Just close your eyes and think of me
 96° 
Allie Pine
I was born angry and I will die angry
 92° 
Oskar Erikson
pop
draw, across my collarbone
the length of your tongue.
all there is to taste in your mouth, is home
and all i am is chewing gum.
 71° 
Steve
Because the earth’s round
Doesn’t mean it’s  having a ball.

Because waves crash
Doesn’t mean that they aren’t in control.

Because the sea is deep
Doesn’t mean that it’s thoughtful

Because land meets the sea
Doesn’t mean that they agree

Because you float my boat
Doesn’t make me the captain.
Five little ten worders to ponder.
We limber up
then
clamber up
to clutter up
and
put the shutters down.

She takes tumbles
like I take tea,
often.

When you open up a chatterbox
don't expect
Jack,
unless you are expecting Jack.

My mind flits
if minds can flit,
seldom
still.
Thirteen minutes after four.
 61° 
sehnaz khan
Dark nights
              wild thoughts
 55° 
Akshay
These words are for me,
For I'm the one who's hurting,
I'm just healing myself.
I often wonder why we can't understand other's poems sometimes, but deep down it is the one who writes it knows the value of it.
 53° 
Vivi
he's here

and once again i fall slowly
light as a feather
gravitating to the river
to be washed away
by the peaceful flow
 50° 
kell
ask me where I want to go
"I dont know"
Ask me if its okay to stay and sleep
"I dont know"
Ask me where I want to eat
"I dont know
Ask me if i want to leave
"i dont know
Ask to hold my hand
"yes"
Ask to kiss me
"yes"
ask to date me
"yes"
Ask to love me
"yes"

im indecisive with everything but you i just want you
kiss me like you want to be loved
 48° 
yasmin
Because sometimes,
paper is the only one
who listens.
 46° 
Adrasteia
Love
Is a lost language
 44° 
Emma Price
Oh, my dear
please calm my fear
by staying near
as the demons jeer
and the ghosts leer
whisper in my ear
when the coast is clear
~much love
 43° 
elSe
I sat on the floor, burdened and heavy
With expectations all wrapped around me
The future should be bright to me
But now darkness is all that I see
 42° 
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!
Explanation 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
I love you all!!

Who said explanation marks were merely laughing at your own joke?!
 42° 
Níla
It makes you cry and leaves you sad
But you like the salt and you love the mad
He says "Can we meet?"
And the drums of doom
the possibility of sweet sin
blur my eyes, make me dream in the daylight
But what about that?
I've been feeling wrong
so he turns up at the gates of my world

A certain drum roll inside of me
A song I know from years ago
I am not supposed to dance to it
I don't even like the beat no more
But God I am stuck
And I fantasize about his lips on mine
now it's drought time
about he would tell me
Dear I always loved you
I cannot keep to myself
all the things you make me feel
both heart and body

It's a male siren's song
It's my personal devil's call
But I light up and I fall
I'd better simply ******* to his thought
But it simply pops and stings with no content
yet he poisons my heart
Yet it is not their fault
I threaten to go dry again
But I will flood the doors open

He stirs the poetry in me
does he distill?
I got rid of him
but he is a cotton cloud, is he the Sun?
I claimed he was one

He was everything
now he is just something
and we are moving
towards something, whatever it is
budding

He says "eat me"
like a cupcake for sweet teeth
I don't really want him
I am stuck
I needed poetry
to realize my luck

You are a fantasy
but you are deadly
You are a reflection of me
but the love and the days we shared,
they were ******* real
 41° 
Blckstr
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 too *******.
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.
 41° 
eli
today,
I wore it again
and people complimented me
they say red is my color
and it suits me.

today,
it's too thick and dark
did I overapply
no, it's the right amount
just enough
to make them think
I'm fine.

today,
I look at myself
in the mirror,
and they're right
red shines on me,
so I applied
another layer,
and another
until my lips felt too thick,
but my eyes still see
the scars beneath it.
 41° 
JR Morales
I thought your eyes I could dismiss,
And your smile I wouldn't miss,
But I still feel your lips
Giving me a permanent marker kiss
 40° 
Alex Teng
We fell in love by chance,
We stay in love by choice.
 38° 
Ell
No one wants to play with us anymore
We sit idly on swinging swings, unforeseen to anyone or anything
We used to play here with all the other kids
But eventually we got stuck in between
Now we just have to play with abandonment and some trees
Life never stops
 38° 
Des Nicole
And in a split second
All of the happiness you have finally obtained
Can all disappear
And your world
Can come crashing down..
 38° 
Raquel B
I love you..
but I’m taking care of myself
I need to love myself before I can love you
 36° 
Anne
keep your eyes closed love.

           e     t      
       m           i
    o                 m
s                        e  
                            s     all you have to
                                                                ­
                                                                ­ l                  is to what the sound
                                                           ­      i            n
                                                  ­                s           e
                                                               ­          t

                                                              ­                               v
                                                               ­                         a        e
                             ­                                          of the  w               s
                                                               ­                                       
                         ­                                                                 ­            tells  you
                                                                ­                                        to do.
"keep your eyes closed love. sometimes all you have to listen is to what the sound of the waves tells you to do"

When I was much younger, beaches were my second favorite places. I still love watching waves as they go by, crashing against each other and the whole process repeating all over again.
 36° 
Lamar Cole
The night was made for romance.
In the night our two hearts dance.
Under the stars our lips touch.
In the garden your embrace means so much.

The night was made for love.
Our hearts cooing like a white dove.
Your eyes sparkling like diamonds so white.
I love you darling with all my might.

The night was made for caring and trust.
And darling, God made this night for us.
 35° 
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.
 34° 
last rainy night
your eyes still look familiar
but the looks they give me now are foreign
 34° 
Marie-Lyne
:)
I think
the world
needs
more
of us
than we
can offer
 34° 
Julianna
Shambling legs
And tired eyes
Fake smiles
And lovely lies
 33° 
exist
do you still remember all the advice i gave you
even though i did the opposite?
i’m sorry i failed you
 33° 
Eloisa
She loved and valued others
as exactly as they are.
Then proudly watched them as they changed to the truest and best versions of themselves.
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