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Sydney Rose
promises mean nothing
when the person you love
breaks them so easily
Jessa M Saquin
What the world doesn't know is
You sometimes linger in my head
What happened taught me more than you could imagine
I cried over that war of pain, I thank you for my brand new me.
sometimes acceptance is key
Melinda Barrett
Running away from the best thing ever put in your path
Do us both a favor and make sure you never look back
Robert C Ellis
My hands are different these
Days the
flesh separates from Bone it
hangs like Nebulae firing stars in the
Stone dead dusk that
peppers our street, God
proving his colors in the soothing screech of
TVs, of the We harnessing molecules
for Petting
I love him
I love him
I love him she says

butterflies and rainbows occupy
the imaginations in her head
but he doesn’t need her for the world
to be filled with magic
Remind me to look at you
when my Mary Janes have been worn through
and your Levi's don't fit quite like they used to.
When time and proximity have distorted our view
and our irises are a little less hued
and it seems we've exhausted every angle
of an eternity built for two,
remind me to look at you
like I did when your Levi's were new.
the little girl was the only one not smiling
the only one painted to match the others' natural laughter
the little girl had tears drenching her skin
the little girl
looked up to the sky
and asked,

"dear Lord,
Must i be sad forever?"
You were never good at apologies
I found that out fairly quickly
So I made excuses for you
I wish I had run out of them sooner
Maybe then I wouldn't feel so hurt
m h John
maybe we loved each other
most in the fall
because much like us
the flowers were dying
jeffrey conyers
I see, you are someone worthy of love.
But for someone so kind, you always hurt.
And I'm the one contributing to it.

But if you believe these words, I try too.
So let me.
So let me.
Make it up to you, love.

The tears I put there.
I will erase.
And in its place, I will put love.

So let me?
Please let me improve how I love you?

Perfect, I might not be.
But you find I can love you easily.
All of us
End up entering
The irresistible labyrinth
Of maybes
Espresso manic
everyday is a grind
and then cease fire for a day
and dine upon the holy bread
just to fall in a hazy slumber.

The awakening wind
makes your chest rise
and your lungs sit back.
Rome wasn't build in a day,
it also did not fall in one.
Frank Russell
Searing time droplet
on earth's shattered glass mantle -
new creatures appear

- fr
Nought have I to give you but
Embrace in winters cold
My kingdom for the queen
Who dwells in mortals fold

All you can give
All you can bear
I can want it
I can take it
Running from me
Running from you
Only if you dare
Only if you want to
More light
More heat
More you
My heart is a weapon.
To all my boys.
Hillary Magee
you look at me
and I at you
shock is what i get
Our lives are not just ourselves;
For all these human interactions….
make the world feel less isolated.
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.
I am complete -
with or without him.
he is not the glue
for the cuts
on my heart.
he stands by me
as I heal them.
you are not a void to be filled by someone else. you are whole just as you are. don't put someone on a pedestal - it's not healthy for either of you.
Erin Esterberg
I look over at you and see sunshine,
Rays and rays of never-ending bliss,
Radiating warmth and love.
Truly a living masterpiece;
Alive, beautiful, and breathtaking.
every time i think someone might actually care...
Look at the sky,
Feel the dust settle,
Feel the wind between your fingerprints.
Life hurts,
But I'd never give up this earth,
When right now,
It is turning for me.
Rebecca Cerrone
Freeing my rebellious feelings,
As I move into untamed wonders,
I feel welcomed.
Lungs breathing in energies,
I am connected,
Leaving fragments of my wild soul.
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.
My therapist told me
Exercise would make me happy
So why are there tears in my eyes
As I run away from my problems
Jim Davis
Stop fighting against
The brightening light
Surrender all to love

©  2019 Jim Davis
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
No matter who you are
You have my deepest respect
I love you all!!
Because sometimes,
paper is the only one
who listens.
keeps getting shorter
while i
keep getting older

I wanted to scream
Until I heard the
Whistling in my ear.
I wanted a song
To pair with the freight
Train crashing through
My heart.
I wanted to feel my
Bones shatter
At the impact.

But instead,
I implode
And my lips pull
Into a smile.
"Don’t worry,
I’ll be fine
In a while".
I wore it again
and people complimented me
they say red is my color
and it suits me.

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

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.
i invite the autocracy of super-natural love to gather fierce strength
and dare you to stare at the apocalyptic face
and wipe the smirk off its mouth, as faith will erase
all shadows of doubt that are foolish enough to stand in our way
I can't even finish half the rice
two meals a day now not even one

I get tired easily, now
four years for one man now not even a week

I'm so sorry baby, I don't think you can save me
not even them
not even myself.
am I getting better or worse
last rainy night
your eyes still look familiar
but the looks they give me now are foreign
You are human.
You feel pain.
You are imperfect.
You are weak.
You are sinful.

But God loves you
He died for you
He took your pain
He washed your sins
He gave you strength
He gave you life
Alex Teng
We fell in love by chance,
We stay in love by choice.
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