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 1460° 
thesa
we played hide and seek by the rivers
and sometimes i would chase you

but never would you chase me
and when i asked why
you smiled because

love to you
was just a game
 972° 
LifeBeauty13
Where can I go
Where can I hide
The fear is at my door
There is a crack of darkness
It desires to envelop me
Falling to my knees
I cry out my pain
I see a rushing wind of light
hides me in sight
Dear God its You
Take me Lord
Keep me Jesus
Hold me dear,heart and soul
For You alone are my hiding place
 880° 
Jami Samson
Tomorrow held such promises
then the next day came
and broke all of them.
27.06.19
 362° 
Everforest
Before I am their daughter,
their sister,
their aunt,
niece or cousin,
I am my own person
and
I will not set fire to myself to keep them warm.
 347° 
patty m
If this be fate
upon reflection,
I now see love's
sweet imperfection.

Perhaps t'was lost
in jest or play,
three magical words
I once heard you say?

But lips sweet kiss
was not a lie,
nor souls commingled
whispered sigh.

Nor hearts that leaped
in breathless splendor
or feelings felt
both warm and tender.

Perhaps t'was fate
that clutched the heart
our spirits twined
now torn apart?

Yet words so harsh
were said in haste
spilled from lips
I yearn to taste.

Can broken hearts
with love still mend
and foolish pride
unbraid and bend?

Then love is mightier
than the sword,
and lover's may live
in sweet accord.

An endless love
that's ours to keep
in golden sun
and night's deep sleep.

A world that's ours
and ours alone
embraced within
our hearts and home.
 321° 
insanewriter
I don’t know where this leads
But I want everything to lead to you;
 321° 
Aquilla
The only worthy purpose in life I’ve found is to make you feel loved

~aquilla~
 286° 
Luiz
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                   Laid in a pool of blood
 169° 
hannah chose
How have I never
Felt so alone
Bel
 158° 
Shabnam
When an orange is squeezed
Only orange juice drips out;
When a cup of coffee is pushed..
Only coffee spills out;
It's only what's inside of us
That comes out!
 147° 
Anika Nelson
I want to go home
But I'd rather stay here
 99° 
Marissa LaMarti
There’s not much left,
other than a soft ash that covers the branches.
I could tell you it was angry,
I could tell you I’m covered in acid burns
Shaped like words, it hurts.

I could tell you the smoke filled my lungs
to the brim,
And left lesions of soot
across my low beating heart
At least everything is still.

There are no more leaves,
the only hum I hear
is the ringing in my ears,
and the tears,
are dry now, too.

I could tell you how comely
this all looks
The destruction, the debris-
but you deserve your own pity;
Abandon me with mine.
 95° 
Cyan
How many other eyes
have prised apart the panels
that mask the cracks
where you grew up,
and do you mind
that they
were watching
your first
kiss?
 92° 
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
 88° 
Snowflakes
you told me to go away
I begged you to stay
A Love, I tried to save
A Memory, you tried to forget
5
 87° 
soli
i tied my heartstrings to your neck
and dragged you everywhere i went.
any step away from me you'd take,
you would end up dead.
 77° 
Joanna
In the quiet I was waiting, in the presence of your love.
Longing for your appearing and your witness from above.

Waiting on your spirit in the silence of my day, I am aware
only of this moment and the ned to pray.

And yet in the quiet I hear nothing while waiting on your
word.

And then all at once , I small the scent of roses and I realize
you have heard, leaving me quite breathless with what
has occurred.

For in the quiet I was drawn to come to wait on thee, and
in the quiet I have again experienced your revealing within
me.
 76° 
Anecandu
Set your worst emotions free,
Like doves with gilded wings.
But cage your best memories so close,
like the yellow canary that sings
 75° 
Artemis
I miss you
I love you
I’m drunk
and I can’t think straight

My world is falling apart
Because I can’t stay sober without you
 71° 
Hadrian Veska
Let us rest
For the day is over
Night has come
Still moon and stars

Lay with me
Let out a sigh
Breathe in anew
And close your eyes

All our worries
Will be there tomorrow
Some may even
Fade away

So let us rest
The day is over
Let us lay
In each others arms
 71° 
aura
i am chipped porcelain,
once valued
now worn.

body drawn taut,
relief no longer found

it'd be useless to
fill these crevices,
broken flaws,
with your
gold.
 66° 
FJ Davis
"Bippity-bobbity-boop
HP is turning to ****."
 64° 
Saïda Boūzazy
HELLO,
            POETS
HELLO
           ARTISTS
HELLO
            CREATORS
HELLO
            FATHERS OF FEELINGS
#poets #poet #poetry
 57° 
Marquis
It's kinda cool how when life is normal
rainy days make me lethargic and unmotivated.
But when life is hard and I'm struggling
rainy days are the greatest comfort,
as if the earth is crying with me
saying that I'm allowed to feel it all
 54° 
Mari
Why can't my
Heart be empty?
 51° 
Dor
My ideas are lost
In a pool of unknown
My mental mind
Is but a vast ocean
During a scary storm.

Water churning and
Turning over and over again
Until the darkness stops.
And the light reaches the
Depths of our souls...

Only then
Will we be calm...
 50° 
Jeffrey Robinson
Painting a black 
rainbow underneath 
a falling sky, it's mist 
consumes and eradicates 
your last breath, your 
last hope. 

They pour the drink 
you are forced to drink, 
and feed the flesh you 
are forced to eat. 

Taught to be stupid, and 
raised to be nothing, 
what's left to do, except 
make a noise so loud, fame 
will hear you. 

Your dreams will tell you what to do. 

bang 

bang 

Congratulations
 50° 
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!
 45° 
Kris Balubar
It has been a while and
It doesn't feel wrong
Or right, but unknown.

Still, figuring it out
It may be brand new
Or the same as the old days.

Still, trying it out
It could be you
Or it could be the same game.

Still, I want this
You, I want you.
 43° 
Tobe Rune
Google maps says
it will take me
21 days to
walk to you.
Just enough time
to break the habit
of thinking
that I need to.
 42° 
Ghostfeather
Marry me, Reaper.
Until Death do us part.
 41° 
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.
 41° 
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
 41° 
Irene J
I wish we never meet as friends,
So we can fall in love as strangers.
Maybe in another life.
 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° 
Ell Street
the sunrise wept,
kissing all four corners of her room.
desperately illustrious,
dragging out the emotions we conceal within.
taken aback by the sheer beauty,
the tears began to lull.
a sudden stillness ; peace,
washing away the grief of that night.

she traced my fingertips,
eyes like moon pools of water.
oh how precariously balanced were her tears,
upon her lashes they sat,
comfortably uncomfortable.

her warmth, her gaze, her breath.
the addictive enticement,
enhancing the tense seconds
ticking by on that old grandfather clock.
as we both sat,
reminiscently replaying.
 38° 
C
She broke me down piece by piece
Untill their was nothing left underneath
Jokes on her ive been here before
Still has my exit markings on the door
I have a manual stashed someplace
Itll take me a while to clean up this place.
 37° 
Anna Freshour
even in your arms,
you've been out of touch.
 36° 
Sterling Kelley
my body is flowing as the leaves fall off the oak trees
the sweetness of an apple
touches the tip of my tongue
as the hands of forgiveness wrap me in a soft embrace
the promise
of autumn
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