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 566° 
Jack Jenkins
And all the loneliness floods and pools within
The darkened sea of sweetened sin
A pain strengthened of anguish
Lost hope breeds my languish
Sanguine eyes are blind and frail
Misconceived by this stupid veil
Til I've paid my final price
My life's vice has cursed me twice
//On loneliness and addiction//
 462° 
Aurora RW
This poem can be read three ways, straight through, 1st line every other, 2nd line every other

Her heart is closed

In a casket of gold

Sealed by magic

With stories untold

Far beyond the moonlit sky

How will this adventure unfold?

Up and away in galaxies unknown

Her soul with scars so very bold.

She makes her way to the path most sure

To find her weapon to break the mold.

—AuroraRW
 350° 
Pedro Vialle
I want a love
even if it ends
'cause the heartbreak I know
but what is like
to feel your heart as a whole?
Alone in the dark
colder and colder
until my souls gets frozen
 269° 
Mari
Why can't my
Heart be empty?
 250° 
Luna
his voice,  


the sound of a feather falling down from an angel’s wing.
 215° 
Anmol Mago
I saw a
br      en
ok  
heart
b
        u
    r    
             n
within my
soul
and its ash
s m e l l s
just like
love
Dedicated just to (you)
 214° 
Lamar Cole
Like an apple.
Red and delicious.
The answer to my prayers and wishes.

Full of smiles when happy.
A bit of pout when sad.
Full of sweet kisses.
That makes my heart glad.

Full of kind words.
When sometimes I feel gloom.
Full of sweet songs.
That could fill a room.
 202° 
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
 155° 
Carla
War is a play,
A theatrical piece,
Readying the cast,
Before decease.

Props in hand,
Mics linked up,
To calm yourself,
Drink from death's cup.

A play for onlookers,
To watch and stare,
Ready before,
The speakers blare.

Before the crowds,
We are attacked,
A play repeated,
To reenact.
 148° 
georgia
hello stranger,
how are you?
are you happy?
did you get everything you ever wanted?
did you lose yourself in the process?
 145° 
ultraviolet
You make me feel like how a coffee do in the morning dew.
Hope this reaches you.
 125° 
Julianna
13 years on the planet
and I can’t get it right
the personality
the ****** expressions
the life
I can’t get it right
maybe I never will
 118° 
Cody Smith
As aesthetic as he is athletic, pathetic
Smug pug **** mug
Slight of frame and slight of brain
Deaf and dumb and blind and dull of mind
Meek, a geek and a freak
A dork, and a nerd. They're only words
They're only true
Not meant to be taken too seriously. I'm not really that down on myself just a bit of tongue-in-cheek self deprecation.
 117° 
zxn
I took a walk tonight
It’s 31 degrees outside
I just needed to clear my head
To hit a reset
Now I’m just awake in bed
And my nose is cold
But at least my tears have dried up
 114° 
LLillis
The coldest night air
Seems no different than the
Space around the stars.
The mercury is dropping faster then we expected. It’s not quite polar vortex weather yet but the dry air and static warns of its approach.
 103° 
sheila sharpe
As a child I remember crying
at decaying beauty seeing
such destruction my heart denying
where, forgotten now, the giant sunflowers lay
dragged from the fields of fresh cut harvest hay
once these stood in green leaved glory
testament to Creation's age old story
these flowers, jewels of Mother Earth
minted of brightly glittering gold
these gleaming petalled orbs
from the Wide World's womb now wrung
beauty stripped and in the rattling
tractor driven wagon flung
sunflowers pulled up from farm fields in the 1950's
 99° 
Abhishek kumar
There is nothing left to be said







Ok... bye then
Sometimes nothing is collection of so many things.
And at that point of time SILENCE is the only mean through which we can communicate
 91° 
yasmin
Everything you hate in others
lives deep down
inside of you.

Find him.
Find yourself.
 60° 
Anka
Nights may seem long,
but day must come eventually.
 60° 
Prince
Blue is the warmest color
God of motion in the jungle eating a grapefruit with his tail with black strips trailing his outfit is a pair of kaki shorts ¢ his hair is in a ponytail hanging down his back ¢ his posture is carefree because this is home...
 59° 
Gavin
I cough words
onto a page,
and hold it up to the world.
They call it art, they call it poetry.
 58° 
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.
 56° 
Laiba
What I really want
What I really really want
Is to die
I HATE LIFE
 53° 
café
the more sleepless days
I spend awake
eyes closed

I realize the night is short
the morning will rise and haunt me
 53° 
Jon York
HATE   has   4   letters,
so does LOVE.  ENEMIES
has  7  letters,  so   does
FRIENDS.   LYING  has  5
letters,  so  does  TRUTH.

NEGATIVE  has  8  letters,
so  does  POSITIVE.

UNDER  has  5  letters, so
does  ABOVE.  CRY  has
3  letters,  so  does   JOY.
ANGER  has  5  letters, so
does  HAPPY.  

Do you think that this is just a coincidence?

RIGHT  has  5  letters, so
does  WRONG.   HURT
has 4 letters, so does HEAL.

Not all storms come to
disrupt your life, some
come to clear your path.

Life is a double edged
sword, exceed your expectations,
dance the night away,
be your best self.
Don't look back.

Some people feel the rain,
others  just  get  wet, so
just do what makes your
soul shine.                                                                          Jon York   2019
 52° 
Neville Johnson
It was a battle we both lost
All that back and forth
Up and down
And everywhere
And down to earth
We fell in love
It feels so good
It never hurts
Oh, we tried to fight it off
Our breakups never took
For we are meant for each other
We just cook
 51° 
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!
 47° 
Adrasteia
You played me like a poker game
Your love was a bad hand of cards
“Bet it all”
Said the dealer
“Be my queen of hearts”
I handed myself over
Hoping I’d be enough
I wish I could’ve seen it
I wish I called your bluff
 44° 
Chloe Haas
My periods turn to semicolons
My suicide notes to poetry
My goodbyes become hellos
The blades turn to sunflowers
And the bullets, a rose
My heart still is broken
But the pieces have been found
Death isn’t for me anymore
What is, in the here and now
I still don’t feel enough
But I am alive
And that’s enough to say
Today is not the day I die.
 44° 
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
 42° 
TOPA
A HERO
[H]e stands tall in all adversity.
[E]xtraordinary presence, he commands.
[R]educes Danger to rubble
[O]verall just the main man to go to
 42° 
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.
 40° 
Ugo Victor
I can't get it out of my head
I think it's my fault
No one person can be this wrong
All of the time

The calls
unreturned
Messages in the morning
unreplied by evening
I love you has never sounded so strange;
so forced

Yet in all of this
Why is sorry
The only thing you can say to me
 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.
 39° 
Myka
they're all piling up.

i may be exhausted,
and feeling half dead,
that one day i might
just let myself go.
but a voice tells me:
"when the sun sets,
it always rises back up."

so i do.
always.
 37° 
Redaviel
The unknown and ambiguity
                   is where
                    I will
                     sail
                     even                  
                      if
                 ­    they
                     don't
                     dare
I sailed slowly, but I sailed forward and onward
Storms and waves, I've found my dear Atlantis
   Where the depths is immeasurable but calm
          I have no regrets, I've waited for you
            And now, if I am going to drown
                 I will not hesitate anymore
                 For below and down under
                      In chaos and silence
                            I found her
 37° 
Benzene
a
  poet's words
are their
    organs

   that

they
    donate
to

    the world
 37° 
Masha Yurkevich

Everyday,
we count.

We count likes,
we count follows.

We count steps,
we count calories.

We count minutes,
we count hours.

We count weight,
we count days.

But we don't count what really counts...

the time we spend together.


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