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 718° 
atticus wilson
Because if I do
I’ll fall apart
And I want to be strong
For whenever you need a shoulder
 377° 
JP
every time
i got up from bed
am experiencing
coming out of deep subconscious
more from a darkness
an awareness
someone in cosmos
switch on the light
called 'Sun'...
 316° 
FOD
You speak impetuously
Daggers form on your tongue
They cut me open and leave me shaking.

I have my thoughts
You give them truth
I can taste your feelings in your kiss
 261° 
Emma
i'll never fade away
whenever, where i am
in darkest place
even if whole world
want to stew my fire
i will be shine and bright
like sun, like lodestar
like candle on the table
in the dark room
 230° 
Annie
I believe I dream
As soon I close my eyes
Yet
Everything I've seen
Arised me so alive
And when I wake
In emptiness
I miss you at my side
A nightmare,
Aching in my chest
And leaving me in fright

In timeless time
I wait and dream
And wonder where you are
Whenever I am wide awake
I fear for my own heart
Since separation cuts my core
As deep as does my dept
I fall and fall forevermore
To bottomless regret
Remié
 215° 
Anjali
No expensive gifts,
No luxurious life,
No relationships!
Just the sparkle of eyes,
And exchange of chaming smiles!
Some untouched feelings,
Some unrevealed truths!
Seriously some beautiful relationships,
Not by bodies but  by souls..
 210° 
Atlas
I can see it in your eyes
And I can taste it in your lips
I feel it on your wrists
Why are you in such pain?
 206° 
riley minteer
once green now forgotten
the land we call home
the cities are looming
and dark
and lonely

what happened to sun
our greatest god
now cities are blue in the wavering smog.
-riley minteer
“once green”
(from “forces at bay”)
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
 174° 
C l e o
joe
she sits quietly, seen and not heard but maybe, just maybe in her head




she is screaming songs of malevolence
warflower
 171° 
Myka
ix
i find comfort in isolation,
and isolation in a crowd,
i find a crowd in a society,
and a society in a world of people
who suffocate, wound and destroy.
 171° 
joseph g schelling
Lord, help me search for wisdom,
And help me have peace of mind.
The joys to be found in life,
Them, dear Lord, help me to find.

Each day bring to me your grace,
And also, dear Lord, your love;
Lord, infuse my heart with them,
Of which I am in need of.

Lord, help me hate what's evil,
And stand up for what is good;
Help me to search for wisdom,
Dear Lord, the way that I should.

Lord, give me strength and courage,
And help me live a life wise.
Lord, give to me your wisdom,
That no money ever buys.
 126° 
lj brooks
If you could only feel your words
Encase me, head to toe
And could see your face, bold and bright
Even beaming in the night,
You too would be in love, I know.
11/20/2019
 120° 
Michael John
i don´t know if i can wait
i don't know if i can die
do i believe in fate
(life a lover´s sigh..)

i do try not to fear
my eyes unborn star
while outside rain falling
and leonard reads his poems..
 114° 
Mari
A quote could be
Best understood
When you experience
That certain situation.
Am I right or am I right?
There is a star I look upon
the midnight blue sky,
in gray moonlight
after the showers
you reached the end-
the death of star.
 106° 
Carla
Flanders Fields,
Where dead men lie,
And mothers mourn,
And children cry.

Flanders Fields,
Where living men sigh,
Reading mates' names,
Their friend, an ally.

Flanders Fields,
Where land is dry,
In mid-summer,
Of early July.

Flanders Fields,
Where children spry,
Asking themselves,
They were gone, why?

Flanders Fields,
Where dead men lie,
And mothers mourn,
And children cry.
 91° 
Valentin
My sunset is
Your sunrise
I feel far from you and
I miss you, my sunshine
10.09.19
 86° 
Basil Rubin
You are what they say
Nothing more or less
**** exchange and pay
Don't try to be the light
In the jellied mess
Unspeakable fright
Buried people
September 1982
And their last loud cries
If you try to tell the truth
One day they will come for you
You are legend
If you see the eyes through
The walls of heartless and brutal
 84° 
melanie jackson
once upon a time
when i was younger
i could smile
when everything hurt
because i couldn't understand
i didn't know that you
were slowly killing yourself
right in front of my eyes  
like i was nothing
like you never cared
so i will end this story
the way many have before
with a simple little
the end
 84° 
Anmol Mago
Hurry up,

hide behind
that wall

mask yourself
up with darkness

Or else
they might spot
you
weeping
ineffibly
(for the
one that might
just never return)
 55° 
saint
remember to never ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever
ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever

compare yourself
 52° 
Richard Smith
The point I try to make
Is that there is no point at all
When you are gone from this world
You are gone and that is all
You may be remembered
But that will not be for long
So I repeat
The point I try to make
Is that there is no point at all
 52° 
Elna
something is draging me
it's so magnetic
my hands are falling
from the heaven to the hell
scissors and knifes are my
best friends
perfectly made by your hands
 50° 
Isaac
shatter your heart first
so it won’t be broken

trade your soul first
so it won’t get stolen

take your life first
so it won’t get ruined
Humans are weird.
 47° 
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!!

Welcome aboard newbies!!!

Who said explanation marks were merely laughing at your own joke?!

Actually my grand daughter gave me this poem!
 46° 
alanie
that boy with blue eyes
ice-cold rays of rising flames
how gentle they seemed
haiku!
 46° 
Adrasteia
Revealing myself
To people who can’t appreciate
My deepest parts
 44° 
Klita
there are roses growing
from my hands
My doubt the seeds
Begging them to grow

There are roses climbing
up my arms
digging in my skin
but i am numb
to their thorns and beauty

There are roses growing
in my lungs
bloodied petals
filling my throat
and falling from my lips

Tears are sliding
down my cheeks
I've had enough
I am to weak
 43° 
mads
I didnt mean to stare
but you were looking at the bright lights
and you just looked so
there
I know im in love with you
we don't talk much anymore but if you ever asked id be willing. I love you.
 40° 
Adrasteia
I'm a
ruin your life
divorce your wife
and run away with me
type of girl
 40° 
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.
 39° 
Bummer
I would die for you even if I didn't have to

With red rivers on my wrists
 39° 
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.
 36° 
ForgottenDiety
You know the drill.

Do not fall for that innocent smile.

Do not fall for that promising lies.

Do not fall for that sweet gestures or that husky bedroom voice.

Do not overthink that he's into you when you know that he does that too to every woman he meets.

Do not justify your feelings.

JUST DON'T
 34° 
A Blizzard
In this age of apathy I find it kind of comforting to know I haven’t went a day without crying for you.
my heart is still broken and I miss you more than anything. Happy Birthday Grandma.
 34° 
Erin Asuncion
I feel so blank that i couldn't keep my head up,
because my anxiety starts to build up,
I drank to lift my spirits up,
but it wasn't enough for three cups,

I'm not broken but it feels right,
maybe just sad from last night,
I can't share what's inside,
can't even smile for a little awhile,
Why should I deserve this?
 33° 
Sav
Has the air ever tasted like memories to you?

I see you everywhere.

In my dreams, mostly. So stop thinking about me. Please.

I mean they say if you dream of someone, it means they are thinking about you.

Apparently she does this sometimes.

Because sometimes I see her.

Sometimes she tells me she loves me.

Sometimes she is absent.

I don't think I will ever get over H* fully.

But  I keep trying.

I think I see her everywhere.

I wish I could see her just once.
 33° 
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.
 33° 
Jo Pietersen
the wrong one
will find you in peace
and end up leaving you in pieces

only the right one
can find you in pieces
and guide you to peace
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