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Blackberries dripping with Summer dew and
you with stains on your patterned shirt.

Alert to the possibility that death could be the death of me
I decline to climb the tallest tree and sit down on a rock.

I remember the taste
which was yesterday,
things taste differently today.

My thoughts are put down in the order of appearance
and not necessarily in the order of occurrence,
but you've probably noticed that.

And I'm watching a pink sash being slowly wound around an unbecoming sky.
 850° 
thesa
tell me
how many times may i still fail
until also you
will leave
 350° 
collin
words are like the squiggle in your eye
just out of reach and then they wiggle
then they die
i’m Pretty sure I don’t know how to write anymore.
 347° 
Suzy Berlinsky
“What were you doing in the closet?”

“Hanging my coat as it's depressed
and desires suicide.”
 335° 
hayley
once you cross the
line with me, things
will never be the same
with us. i don't care
how old it is.
can anyone help me think of another title???
 326° 
Sam
For someone loves you
More than you know
More than the text
To be written in stone
More than the anguish
Deep in your heart
Life can get better
Even if you are ill

The dark will come to pass
Even if the candle's dim
There's a time you must be brave
And know you're not alone
Keep your pen in hand
The world is waiting for the next chapter of your story
 303° 
the lost kid
when they stand behind you
protect them

when they stand beside you
respect them

but when they stand against you
destroy them
why is it that most will stand against something that is better than them
 241° 
LK
I talk to the moon every night imagining it was you,
And now I’m in love with the moon.
Selenophile (n.) a person who loves the moon
 223° 
Scarlett
I am spiralling down a dark well
mortar and stone grazing my knuckles and fingers
in their desperate plea to find a crack
a divet
anything to stop the spiral
but I continue to fall
black upon black
grey upon grey
deeper and deeper
the water is at my ankles
sinking
sinking
sinking now
into putrid sludge of what I do not want to remember
swept into the dark ocean cave
of my mind
 190° 
Pooja Jajoo
This pen & paper knows a lot about her
It's her life,
Her journey & little more of imagination.

It relates her
Rather completes her.

Because Somewhere
She is Forlorn,
sad with day's drama.

Her journey gets a shape,
Word, sentence through it.

She finds peace in them.

Atleast, they don't ditch her.
They always exist when she needs them.

This pen and paper knows a lot about her,
It's her innervoice, which the world doesn't know.
 154° 
Riley
She's a puppet on a string
with a wave of your hand you can make her do anything
everything went black
she wasn't ready for this attack
and neither was I
so I vowed that I wouldn't let them see me cry
 109° 
Alyan Khan
why are these pages
wet
when I see the stars,
why do they seem
blur

are these tears
or is it my heart?
is it really pain,
or merely burning
scars?
 107° 
Mal
I broke my walls down for you

but then you reminded me

why I built them so high
 106° 
zxn
Attempting to be break from normalcy
Learning there’s is much more for me to see
The process may hurt
But there is no progress without work
Trying to break my shell
 103° 
Nicole
someone out there
is praying
for the moon
for you
 94° 
jay
maybe if my eyes
poured out the weight
and time of love
they would be looked at
by yours
a wish, for silence to be a confession
 77° 
IZ J
You consume me
I'm not stopping you

You're stabbing me
Because I'm asking you

I'm hurting you
By letting you hurt me

and i see it
i do
but im not stopping
I want to write my own story
But sadly I only hold the pen of a poet
Not the pen of destiny
Once you become my poem
you will stay as my poem.
no returning back, goodbye.
 62° 
julianna
Mixed with shame,
A tint of red that calls my name.
Tiptoe around the subject,
Or else you’ll see me burst.
Holding all these things inside
Makes me feel worse.
 61° 
Maggie Sorbie
Pop bottle
effervescence
speaking sense
not non sense
Don't spill it
and pour it quick
for the people
in the garden
playing bingo
trying to be
supercilious
 56° 
WL Schuett
She is a hive full of
Sweetness.
But , never far from
the sting .

“I see you “ she smiles
as she touches my face .

Upstairs she lies
with coverlets and curtains.

I am searching
and searching.
But , for what
I’m not sure .

Maybe diamonds
but probably
Fireflies and Lace .

Working towards not
losing my shadow.

My inertia’s held
prisoner
to her beauty
my moral vision
called and questioned.
The death of leaves ,
stranded on the high wire
in the back of beyond.
 52° 
Danielle
You're my favorite kind of thief,
stealing my heart,
but letting me be.
 52° 
exst
The heart
Sings
Like a bird
But it's the mind
That must
Listen

#micropoetry
 51° 
Mr Quiet
Does it hurt? Loving someone you will never meet?
And i oop-
 50° 
Hannah
I don't believe in soul mates
What I do believe in
Is people that connect
On some deeper level
Immediately upon acquaintance
And not meaning you agree
On where to eat for dinner
But the connection where your heart
Seems to slip out
Of your rib cage
Because it's found a home
Outside of your chest.
 49° 
Laura
Ode
I write about
People I love

But I'm afraid
to write
about you

Just in case
you don't
love me back
 47° 
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.
 45° 
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.
 45° 
Julia Supernault
I’m tired of being loved only half the time.
 44° 
Kush
"Are you okay?"

                           I'm always hurt,
                          Always in pain,
                          Every inch of my being
                          writhing.
                          An­d if you could fathom the
                         chaos in my head,
                         So monsterous that I pray you
                        never come to understand it.

                        Every moment of every day my
                        soul cries,
                       And if you looked into my eyes
                       you'd see it all...
                       Everything I hide behind a smile.

"Yeah, I'm fine."
 41° 
Ginger R
Call me lis, please
Why?
It's shorter than
Heartless.
That's what everyone else calls me.
Short, not very sweet, but to the point.
Yes people have called me heartless. I pretend it doesn't effect me. It does
 40° 
Iz
Without these words
I am nothing but dust and bone
 39° 
Sobbingsoul
Love is an expansion
Not a contraction
Love is giving not taking
Love is an understanding
Not rationalizing
Love is forgiving
Love is embracing
Possessing object or a person
Is not love  
It’s an attachment and greed
If it’s a true love
You never have a fear of losing
You believe in love
Your own heart
Love lives with its authenticity
Regardless space ,time , distance and relationships
Love radiates on its own
If there is a tinge of fear
It’s not love
When love is the guide
It knows the destination
Believe in love
It’s your protector
It’s your salvation

©️Sobbingsoul
 38° 
Bec
I can’t keep having you behind me
You’re telling me what I’m seeing
Isn’t really what I’m seeing
I hear what you’re saying
Maybe
I say baby
Can’t we do this another day?
I let you wash over me like the rain
My emotional pain
Seems like your gain
Somedays
 37° 
Gods1son
Why was I sent on this earth? 
What do I want in this life? 
The pursuit of purpose along 
the trail of destiny
The true meaning of living, 
surpassing just mere existence
A life that doesn't feel void or empty
The utmost reward is a feeling of fulfillment.
 37° 
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.
 36° 
Leo Janowick
If a writer
Falls in love with you
       you can never
                die................
 36° 
Hg
wri
ting is
threading
your           life
thro             ugh
a ne           edle
and         if
you sew
secrets
you'll
get
po
ke
d
a
l
i
t
t
l
e
.
©Hg
 33° 
vanessa ann
i am becoming the girl i've always wanted to be
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