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 1113° 
Donall Dempsey
WHO WASN'T THAT MASKED MAN?

wear a mask
don't be an ***
sad you have to be asked
 697° 
Betty
The months turn slowly
To allow us to reflect
This year wears a mask
 466° 
Izzy
The constant dizziness were my new friend on the way up there,
I had to make a pause every each few steps.
I had to keep my hand on the wall to keep the balance, to not fall down and to be able to keep up.

Too weak,
Too fragile
and
Too hungry,
to go up
When I look back I am sad and terrified that such situations made me feel proud. It was just like walking on the edge.
 301° 
DT
His eyes
Reminded me of forest
Mysterious yet beautiful
Soft but dangerous
The hues
that brought me
back to life
and I'm slowly falling into his emerald eyes
 264° 
Ashton
I love you
 230° 
Mary Anne Norton
I can tell by your breath
Where you've been
Your coffee breath
From morning
With cheerios to follow
Fritos for snack
Spearmint leaves for fun
Save your breath for words
Words to charm me
Loving words
Words i don't understand
But can look up
Whisper past me
Let me guess
 164° 
Dreamer
There she goes again
Hiding her worries
Behind her smile
Not letting her
Child to see
Through
Her
A MOTHER CAN FIGHT AGAINST THE WORLD FOR HER CHILD
 157° 
min
That small town is my torment
And this city is my solace
The busy streets don’t have room for a pit
And the city lights brighten the darkest nights
The people bustling and hustling even on Sundays
Oh, they don’t even have time for haze
Remembering and forgetting don’t require wit
The best thing this city has taught me about suffering is that I should own it
I did not lose the pain at all
But this city taught me to stand up after I fall.
we all have our own ways to escape.
 107° 
Rachel
I will not deaden the pain
I will bear the lacerations
To keep my heart open
The price for your possible return
Funny how we are able to endure and tolerate our self-destructive habits
 88° 
Surkhab kaur
She used to wonder in a dark place called mind,
Where lanterns of thoughts lightened up the place...
And kept her awake all night.
Her mind is like an amusement park...
where she loves taking rides on the
roller coaster of thoughts.
 88° 
Bill Adair
It was dark inside the Cavern Club,
The Beatles played the night away.
We twisted and we shouted then
We waltzed when they played “Yesterday”.

It was loud inside the Cavern Club,
The throbbing music filled the air.
I’ll never dance with another now,
It pleased me I could take you there.

It was magical in the Cavern Club,
A mystery I don’t understand.
We said hello, we said goodbye,
We worked it out, I held your hand.

There was love inside the Cavern Club,
On that, I think, we are agreed.
From me to you, eight days a week,
And love is really all you need.
 83° 
Jenn
I smoked to fill my lungs
to **** the flowers that grew there
the ones you planted last december
 64° 
Daniel
I have never thanked you,
for the conversations.

I have never thanked you,
for the smile.

I have never thanked you,
for asking me how i'm really doing.

I have never thanked you,
for staying alive.

Thank you,
thank you.
 63° 
erin
what does it feel like to be held
not by another body
not by a set of limbs, a chest, a chin
but
by another soul

what does it feel like
to see truth in another pair of eyes
instead of hidden intentions
instead of absence

what does it feel like
to hear a familiar heartbeat
resounding next to your own
reaching through skin
through bone
two rhythms
indistinguishable

what does it feel like
to write poems about
a love that exists
 62° 
Azaria
you exist in a
religion of your
own
taking shape in
the form of
happiness
and stability
like food in a famine
i have been praying
for you
for years  
you fill the empty
spaces and
gaps inside of me
with orange laughter
and more life
 59° 
Manvinder Singh
tulsi bush sways
left and right
music, by crickets
 58° 
David P Carroll
My love for you is so true
So powerful sweetheart every day
I whisper.. I Love You..
I Love Her ❤️
 56° 
Ken Pepiton
I woke remembering a kiss.

When you get old, if it happens,
like this, if you recall a kiss

like this one, I can't forget;
you'll know such things
do happen after
you get old. If you are lucky
or blesst with one such kiss
you do know:

there are kisses worth getting old to get.
First though caught, before I whistled it away,
 54° 
clementine
you're my kind of cosmos,
from the creation of stardust
that is once a small nebulae
contained with colorful hues.

your heart is filled with splendor of ethereal beauty,
your frame are made of woven constellations,
and your skin are made of cosmic fibered of pretty foliage.

you're my kind of cosmos and I'm the sailor;
who'll steered his helm
and follow the path of stars that would lead to you.
 52° 
Ayesha
Wind melts over me
as I close my eyes and spread
my obsolete wings.
_
I gasp for an ounce of sky as the strands of my own hair whirl around my neck like a snake, my own lashes push the dust in my eyes as my vocals turn themselves to stone;
still my screams echo in the hollow caves of my ears, still my lungs keep punding, still I see the vaccancy around me.

Down I go. Still I go on.
 48° 
CSW
Heart rent asunder
A million shards of anguish
Each a piece of you
 48° 
E B
it's funny
the way my lips move
in times of uncertainty
the way my hips sway
in times of distress
the way my fingers dance
along each finger tip
feeling one another
trying to grasp the tangible

i've tangled myself between too many bedsheets
to not understand that
what's in front of me is it
that what's in front of me
is all i've ever yearned for

i've tripped over myself
on too many sidewalk cracks
where i laid out my heart
drawn in chalk
hoping you wouldn't step on it

i've suffocated my lungs
in too many embraces
that i have a hard time coming to my senses
and differentiating
between
manipulation
or love

i've been let down too many times
that my fingers
and toes
can't keep track anymore
 48° 
FullmoonFlower
I want you
only you
so I turn my mind off
to feel you better
In a time and place
where only you and I exists
letting love be felt
through the way we move
so let’s turn our minds off
and just feel
 45° 
Achlys Nyx
143
I love you
3 words
8 Letters
I want to say that to you
and I hope you love me, too.
how I wish..
 39° 
Pluto
I’ve lost my mind a thousand times,
I don’t know why

My spirit you’ll find
In the pines, in the pines,
Where the sun never shines

Where wolves devour my corpse
And bend knee to the source

Where my will is dissolved into ethereal vapor
While the wraiths sing and dance in mysterious caper
 39° 
Eshwara Prasad
Silence is spiritual
Speech is commercial.
 39° 
Flower C
Heaven rained on me,
I breathed in the petrichor,
Bathed in the downpour.
I have sinned,
So destroy me,
With your rain.
 37° 
misha
your name is
forbidden in
my mouth
or in my heart
because when
i think about
you;

i'll cry a little more,
hurt a little stronger
love a little softer
because you no longer
make me feel sober

i'm drunk on the
memory of you
if only i could chase you with pizza but shots don't work like that
 35° 
Travis Green
There was no way I could
live without you.
I needed you to be a part of me,
to spend the days with me
as we walked through the beautiful park,
the sunlight beaming down
from the deep blue sky
upon our caramel-rich skin.
You were my halo of love
brightening in my brown eyes,
a kingdom of grandeur
that gave me peace,
immense strength
as I rubbed your palms,
knowing that I had finally found
my soulmate.
 35° 
jasmine
She’s a lost girl.
She’s amazing.
Looking for love in this world.
While her lungs are a blazing.

She’s a lost girl.
Smart as ever.
She used to plié and twirl.
She deserves to live forever.

She’s a lost girl.
Wanting to go to heaven, while living in hell.
Her hair has the most beautiful curl.
She’s got love for sell.

She’s a lost
Girl.
 34° 
Rupert Pip
Break my bones;
cut my throat.
Pull me open,
learn the ropes.

Breath me in;
taste the fear.
Shank my skin;
stand and cheer.

Kick my head;
let me bleed.
Unbolt my veins;
enjoy the read.

Gouge my eyes;
punch my face.
Wrap me up
in your embrace.
Get to know me like I do you; inside and out.
Give Love Freely , Christ calls Us to Love Our Neighbor here.
Give Love Freely, For Christ calls Us to Love Our Brother too.
Give Love Freely , For Christ calls Us to Love Our Enemies too.
Give Love Freely, For Christ has Loved Us First then We Love Him.
Give Love Freely, For We are Called to spread the Gospel of Love.
Give Love Freely, By Loving Others First maybe then they Love you too.
Give Love Freely, Through doing this People shall see Christ within You.
Give Love Freely, Not the worldly type but Unconditional Love from God.
Give Love Freely, Live Your Life as a Servant for Christ Love Unconditional.
 34° 
Jessica Duru
❀ ❀ ❀ ❀
Her smile,
That smile
Her beauty that yonder shines,
And her love which doth strengthens me
Like the wind,which blows unceasingly,
across the White Eastern region
Shall it forever be?
Oh!I wish
If only wishes do come true

I feel the longing pile up with each day that goes by,
If it will ever pass,
Oh!I do doubt
Love is really hard like they say

Everything seems so broken,
Even from afar,one could still see
Can it ever be fixed?
Oh!I know not
Not even the royal empress herself does
...As the rust will forever go on...

...CIARA...
A SAD LOVE TALE
made of clouds
evanescent
vagabond  into the sky
waiting for you to look up
before the wind
dissolves me
 32° 
Han Drew
Sun
You we're my sunshine
But then I remembered that the sun doesn't just shine for one person.
 30° 
Justine Jade
Maybe lies are sweet
because that's how sugarcoated
things tastes like
 28° 
Erin
I used to go
swallowing matches
filling up on lightbulbs,
light lunches

second degree burns
through my throat, I
coughed up blood,
splintered glass, ash

but the moths in my stomach,
they loved it, you see,
flitted around just for a glimpse,
a tiny ray,
until
blood-soaked wings
stopped
sinking insects
dropped
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