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 158° 
Nolan Morris
the birds are singing again
as wind touches the face of my friend
and raindrops fall
 156° 
Julia
i deserve better
than chasing after you
and wondering if someday
my dreams will come true

i deserve better
than looking for a way
there's this pain in my chest
that just won't go away

i deserve better
than waiting for you to notice
the way i stare at you
handing you all these chances

i deserve better
than being taken for granted
time and time again
i am not the one you wanted
 146° 
lilley-blue
i heard a song
and it reminded me of you.

the song ended
and that reminded me of you too.
 139° 
Sea's End
When two poets love,
Words start to hang in the air
And lose their meaning.
Another haiku? Wow! I'm only so good with words until I actually need to use them. Just ask my girl. (Spoiler alert: I'm really bad at articulating my thoughts in the heat of the moment. That's why I'm here.)
 136° 
ymmiJ
light surely gaining
sun's shyness waning away
yet winter flexes
 107° 
Emmanuel Phakathi
poetry means nothing in real life
proclaimed a philistine
forgetting that the idea of nothing
is poetry itself.
poetry means nothing in real life
thats why we do it.
Letters and litter
Important and waste paper
Alphabet common
 101° 
saint
i like you with your clothes off and i like him with his on. i wish it didnt snow so hard in my room.
 86° 
Julian Moses
Broken scuttled thing
I am not
Extension becoming of you
fervor toy
Begotten of you
for you
Because me
and you
Unscupper’d cavern
my mind
Blanks before you
Untimely departures
demand becoming

Wings burn slowly with the night
My wintergreen hands uncupp’d
Beholden to the penance.
-2020-
Hey, I’m back.
 83° 
Sparrow
how do you name
this kind of strength?

the thing she loves most
shatters her, irreparably

shards sink to the depths
drowning she dies there

then recreates herself,
returning to care for it
 80° 
Pyrrha
I wonder what it feels like
To hold the world in your hands
And let it slip from your grasp

Suppose I'll never know
 78° 
peach
you get one day to cry
but tomorrow
it’s time to fix your crown
 76° 
Steve Page
I
Infinity isn't a number
And nor am I.
Listening to mathematicians.
 73° 
Caroline Ward
I am older and wiser
And hopefully
A little kinder
As kindness
Is nicer than
The alternative.
 71° 
Anna Bell
“i love you”
those words
                      d
                         r
                           i
                             p
                               p
                                 e
                                   d
                                      from his lips
i believed his deceitful manner
his charisma, it was alluring
I think most people take this as an s.o. but it could be anyone who stopped loving you a friend, a parent to just deceive you to get what they want from you. I also thought of the devil as I wrote this, he deceives you and feeds you with lies to follow him.
 67° 
Suhayb
~
The two things
I hate the most
Are short poems
And hypocrisy
 66° 
Kylilin
You see what you want to
I see what I need to

I’ll no longer pay your dues

You are on your own
The day  has now gone here is the night
It's twelve o'clock all lights gone out
Not a single soul no one insight
We look out the window no one about.

Eyes are weary we are fighting sleep
Time to clime up that wooden hill
Waiting for us is the bed and sheets
Tired and drowsy sleep we will.

The evenings are colder
The frost here again
But we are much older
And our health's not the same

So as we head to that slumber land
And we dream our cares away
We pull up the blankets with our hands
And say goodnight to the day.
These cold nights a nice warm bed is welcoming.
 66° 
Lemonade
she is a happy ending,
not everyone can wait for.
 64° 
Xyneli
i glance
in the
mirror
but i
don’t recognize
the girl
my reflection
claims to
be.

-B
 62° 
starstrike
Deep within
under the flesh of this vessel
beneath the sinew and muscle
bone and marrow
she stirs.
I can feel her
and I must coax her out with familiarity.
So into the depths I go
d
   o
      w
          n

d
   o
      w
          n

d
   o
      w
          n
to find her
to find myself
oh daughter of smoke and nightmares.
Keep your brain ticking
Always enrich your mind
Learning is a lifelong process
There is valuable information to find
Just push yourself harder
And feed your brain
Edification is where it is at
There is more knowledge to gain
 58° 
Lyn-Purcell
My                                              
heart is                                                  
A LANTERN                                              
Inside, lives a                                              
fae                                                  
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s                                                  ­  
w                                              
e                                        
e                     ­             
t                                        
♡                                                      

                  With
                   bright wings
                     G L I T T E R I N G
                     with love, life and
                     hope
                    ♡
                 f
           o
           r
                 ♡
                         p
                             e
                             a
                       c
                 e
                     ♡

As                    
I grow,                
S H E  R E M A I N S              
youthful, timid,              
safe                
♡              
a        
f      
r        
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     o

f        
l              
y          


                                        She
                   ­                     spent days
                                          JUST  CRYING
     ­                                     feeling so lost
                                          Hurt
             ­                             ♡
                                  ­        I
                                               '
                                                     m
                                                      ♡
       ­                                             s
                  ­                             o
                                        ♡
                     ­          s
                             o
                                    r
                                          r
                    ­                              y
                                 ­                   ♡

                                           ­                             The
                                ­                                         summer
                                                          ­                OF HER HEART
                                                           ­                  became winter
                                                          ­                bleak
                                           ­                            ♡
                                                               ­                 a
                                                                ­                     n
                                                               ­                   d
                                            ­                            ♡
                                   ­                            c
                                                             o
                                                               ­   l
                                                            ­                d
                                                                ­                   ♡

                        But
                       with time
                          SHE MANAGED
                        to pick herself
                       up
                      ♡
                  a
                  ­ n
                           d
                                  ♡
                           ­               h
                                        e
      ­                           r
                          ♡
              p
      e
          n­
                 ♡

With                        
the help                        
O F  O T H E R                        
fellow Kings and                        
Queens                      
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h          
a              
n                        
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                   You                                                              ­    
all have                                              
A D D E D   TO                                            
my heart's inner                                              
flame        ­                                        
♡                                              
a                                                          
n   ­                                                       
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♡       ­                               
h                            
o  ­                      
p                              
e                               ­       
s                                        
♡                     ­           

       Winds                                                            ­              
blow, wings                                                            ­      
NOW FLUTTER                                                          ­        
I'm ready to                                                               ­   
fly                                                              ­  
♡                                                                ­
s                                                              
i                                                      
d                                                
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♡                                                          
b                                                               ­ 
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♡                                                          
s    ­                                            
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d            ­                                              
e                 ­                                                   ♡
I'm back!
So sorry everyone, the last few weeks have been... a strain on me.
I am still doing my media course and all, but mentally and emotionally,
I was slipping down into a dark place. My sleeping patterns have been messed up, my nerves have been completely out of control, my self-doubt, anxiety and depression drained me so much that I found it really hard to write, so I needed time to gather myself. It was so hard for me to pick up a pen. To do anything. My smiles were hollow and I just felt so lost.

I just wanted to apologise, I didn't mean to worry anyone. I'm truly touched by the out-pour of support for me. I got so many messages asking if I was alright. I can't express how much that warmed my heart. I'm so used to people being angry at me for my silence that it usually scares me to come back. By nature, with everything I've experienced, it's made me more and more of an isolationist. To all of those people, truly, thank you so so much for staying and just being kind to me...
Really. Thank you T-T
And thank you to all my followers, old and new.
245 followers... I can't even... T-T
I'm sorry if I sound like a broken record but thank you.
I'm back now, and I'm feeling better.
It's easier to hold my pen so I will resume spilling my ink.

I'll continue the Masked Bard on Thursday, I'm free the whole day.
I have no idea of my schedule the coming week.
Again, I appreciate everyone one of you.
Thank you for keeping me in your thoughts.
Thank you for staying with someone like me.
With much love,
Lyn ***
 56° 
Sarah Delaney
I have seen blue Caribbean waters,
Yet nothing compares to your eyes
 54° 
Babatunde Raimi
You see that feeling
When we are together
It never goes away
You see the way i look at you
Each time you smile
It makes me feel alright

I tried always to get closer
That I became a monitoring spirit
Checking your whatsapp status makes me high
And i know you know it
I just can't say the words
Just because i am Lady

Just that you know
Until you pick my green light
In my mind, we are already dating
My heart yearns for yours
Why are men so blind!
Truth, I'll live and die for you

You are my only temptation
Now, I am more confused than ever
Your kind, with all that intellectual compostion
And a matching physicality
Very rare to find I tell you
But when I finally find one,
It's a very big "Yes" for me

With my beautiful eyes
I already undressed you
Call it lust or infactuation
But "Na from clap dem dey enter dance"
Like this, many found their soulmates
And changed the narratives
"Sistos", if you like him, say "Hi"

Right now, i am in a prison of your creation
And i do really love the feelings
If I were still in the world
I would have shot a straight bullet
I can't wait no more Sugar
Please come to Mama
Because In me also, is your addiction
 48° 
atticus wilson
I have no clue what you look like
Or what your voice sounds like
But you care
We’ve both been hurt
But together we can pick up the pieces,
And fix our broken selves

Though I’ve never truly met you,
Seen your face,
Heard your voice,
Felt your touch,
I feel better knowing you’re there
 48° 
larni
once upon a time
long ago
there was a you and me

i knew you once
and it was nice
silence was comfy
and we didnt have to try

i knew you once
long ago
you shared your secrets
and i shared mine

i knew you once
long ago
but where did you go...?
argh, i miss you.
 47° 
Steve
The day comes brighter
The sky is bluer too
The steps I take seem lighter
As my thoughts converge on you

It's like I've reached inside your heart
And you're in here with mine
It's like we've both been set apart
And lifted out of time

The way is brighter
The sky glows blue
My steps are lighter
Because of you
 44° 
Eilo
sorry to say
but some of your poems
aren't poems
this is not a poem / why was this trending ?? oh my..
 43° 
rebecca
girl friend
girl                   friend
girl                                                 friend
girl                                                      ­                         friend
girl                                                      ­                                                       friend
girl
 40° 
noren tirtho
Time doesn't heal.
And the wound knows it.
Layers gather on the ****
but the damage remains,
hiding itself deep inside
the secret scar
time healing wound layers damage hidden secret scar
 37° 
Amanda
Tell me
What your heart
Has spoken
The word enlarges
In your chest
Your hands can’t keep it
Inside
I hear the beating thrill
Of wings lifting your feet
As the word carries you high
Say it then
Lift me with you
Your eyes hold joy
Your mouth
Speaks
I Love You
 36° 
Meari Jade
Someone to kiss
Someone to hug
But someone became everyone
And somehow, along the way
I wanted to be cared too
 35° 
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.
 35° 
Nishi
He is simple and silent
He is gentle and humble
Strong and handsome
Born with a soft heart
Sometimes mysterious
incomprehensible
eerie and weird
Sometimes proud and solitude
When he is with me
He is sweet and joy
He smiles alot
Talkative and unbiased
To me he is perfect
To me he is my world
To me he is my precious
Because why i love him is for no reason
Love#unconditional#strong feeling
 34° 
Lauren Leal
Actions speak louder than words,
You wonder why I'm speechless.
 33° 
sarah
a bitter, broken thing, my heart
relationships so toxic they nearly annihilate you
love that isn't never was never will be, a ceremonious validation of what has already been shown to you.
lavender coloured bedrooms painted over with egg-shell white paint
a sign for you to move on, too?
healing so hindered that you question if you find it, or does it find you?

this year has been all about learning to hate you as a self-defence mechanism
 31° 
Finnick
So much to say,
So few people to truly listen.
 31° 
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.
 30° 
Alex Smith
My mistake
Was loving you too hard.
My regret
Was never telling you
That I needed love back.
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