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 398° 
Danielle L Cook
he said it was lust
that took over his brain
he said he was sorry
for causing me pain
he said that hes done
and it wont happen again
he said this all last time
its just part of a game
darker side of my thoughts warn me not to believe him, to fear and feel insecure, but thats not love.. and i want to believe him.
 358° 
David P Carroll
Your a beautiful women
In life, oh I'm falling,
I give you my heart, my soul,


Whispeing Softly.... I Love You..

My heart beats for you,
I've fallen in love,
My love for you is true...

Sweetheart.... So true,
I love you as you no,
Sweetheart...
So stay in my arms...

As I'm kissing you,

I'm whispeing...

Sweetheart stay forever in my heart.....
His Heart
 328° 
life's jump
pulse throbbing
clinched fist
size of the yard
when i came to

bystanders
      fountains
           fingertips
 287° 
annie
so here's the thing:
I am always performing but
only for you.
       I give you my heart, that is raw and burning
while we lie on the floor face to face but you look away
       and wish for hers.

I want you to see me
and see.
marvel at my one untied boot.
I want you to see me.
smile at my chipped nail polish.
I want you to see me
and notice the one curl on the nape of my neck.
          I want you to see me and see.

Look at your heart.
I know it reflects someone else but
god what I would give
for you to watch my lips like I watch yours.
 143° 
Nicole
At the precipice of

Feeling so utterly

And frankly

Alone.

Teetering between

Between

Escaping reality

Or

Reminding myself

Of the magic with

Dancing leaves.
 134° 
Marquis
It's amazing that after everything
I may hate you more
But I don't love you any less
No longer am I
afraid of the sun, let its
rays turn me golden
I don't need to hide anymore
 126° 
nivek
something turns the aged coils of mind
-to flip an idea into art

a poet is reborn to be reborn
-within each coil of their song

snake minded eating the forbidden
-we trudge into our past

coming back with a handful
-of experience, denial, and mysterious calm.
 124° 
Amanda
he said
you sleep here every night
you should leave
a toothbrush
at my place


i said
you’re sweet
but no
...
my morning breath
smells like
independence

...
i like being
on my own
 119° 
Chloe Haas
We are never awake.
always asleep and not at all
aware of the surroundings 
it makes us feel like we
are drowning
we are to blind to see ourselves fall.
 106° 
atticus wilson
Because if I do
I’ll fall apart
And I want to be strong
For whenever you need a shoulder
Held in the cold grasp of cancer
I wish I had the answer
Please don’t leave me alone
For: Mom
 96° 
Theia
i don't even have to see you
to know that everything has changed

i don't want to see
the look in your eyes

that tells me
it's over
 91° 
BJ Donovan
I never believed in anything
as much as I believed in you.
I'll never forget you. Your
heartbeat is still in my own.
You taught me how to love.
You taught me patience and
humility and to be kind when
it wasn't deserved but needed.
My 8 year old wanted a puppy. I caved and we got a Golden Retriever and she named him Rusty. He found the broken pieces in me and fixed them. I have his paw print tattooed on my wrist.
 87° 
Kyle
Flames licking my fur
Leaves sing to the fiery dance
Earth I shall return
Praying for Australia. Bless the brave souls who are saving these beautiful creatures
 87° 
Quinn Adaire
Still waters run deep.
Still water people are rare to find
And even harder to keep.

Loud waters run shallow
Some of them are rather foul.

Still waters run deep
With an even deeper soul.
 81° 
rai
suspended in water,
slowly sinking in.

take a deep breath,
you're engulfed in.

don't be afraid,
breathe it in
"deep breath, it's okay to fall in love again."

loving someone again, it's like your floating in a body of water, you feel it but you don't acknowledge it fully unless you let the waters engulf you completely. Scary at first but everything's gonna be al'right.
 72° 
julia angle
in the light it’s different
thinking in the morning
where did all this come from
 65° 
Clark
he flew too high
and the sun cast him down
but if he had flown any lower
the sea would have swallowed him up
 62° 
dana hughes
sad
if i lie in the grass and stay there
will i be overrun with vines and bugs
will i rot away
will i become the earth?
 59° 
mia
This is to say
I have not eaten
Williams' plums
in the icebox

Nor have I seen
the stiff curl
of the wildcarrot leaf

Wordsworth's waters
on a starry night
or his lovely
rose

Forgive me
for I do lack
what it means
to write
 58° 
Simone
I have this fire in my chest
I am certain you do too
Something tells me
They are flames of the same color
 55° 
Ineffable
He was scarred for life,
Scars that scared everyone away.
Yet she chose to stay,
Because she knew the story behind them.
 54° 
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
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compare yourself
 53° 
sushii
welcome to ana heaven
where people are collar bones
and thigh gaps are God

we are fragile, like petals
the only simile that saves me
from the harsh reality

i don’t look at you, i look through you
x-ray vision desecrates you
i don’t see you as human
i see bones

you are not thin yet, child
come with me, and it’ll be worth your while
or you collapse into the clouds
and god forbid, you fall back to Earth

stay in play land
where we live off tea and acid reflux

where we spit up food
and giggle like babies
at the sight of our malnourished bodies


give me ana heaven, sick skin
give me laxatives, stick thin

or i have nothing at all.
 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!
 44° 
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
 42° 
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.
 42° 
Valentin
My sunset is
Your sunrise
I feel far from you and
I miss you, my sunshine
10.09.19
 42° 
Kelly McManus
Why can't science see
humanity's missing link
obviously peace

               Kelly McManus
 42° 
Adrasteia
Revealing myself
To people who can’t appreciate
My deepest parts
 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° 
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.
 38° 
alanie
that boy with blue eyes
ice-cold rays of rising flames
how gentle they seemed
haiku!
 38° 
Bigyan Rai
My dear tulip,
you stand tall in your ground,
and you're all that I see,
I've grown out a pair,
of eyes to see you only,
of arms to wrap you with,
Your love carries this bright warm aura,
and that makes you unique and special,
and also irreplaceable to me,
There's so many people in this world,
none can come even close to being compared with you,
seeing you smile and laugh everyday,
is the only thing that makes my day brighter,
Whenever I walk with you hand in hand,
it feels like time goes by really quickly,
You're someone who's filled with beauty,
and also so much positivity that it makes me smile,
To me, you're my one and only Tulip,
in this flower garden...
 37° 
Jupiters Arrow
I'm fine, I say laughing and exiting the door to the bathroom.
No one notices the new bandaid that has added itself to my wrist.

I'm fine, I say talking through the phone to you.
You don't notice that my voice is shaking.

Did you teach yourself to cry quietly, like me?
Did you learn every vein and artery in your wrists like me?
 36° 
Bummer
I would die for you even if I didn't have to

With red rivers on my wrists
 35° 
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
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.
 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° 
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.
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