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 1026° 
Ivan Lopez
Drown,
Me in your fire
and let the drips
sear me in pain

Melt,
My flesh with acid
till my very bones
become like tears

Love,
Me like death
that has appeared
at my door

and Take,
All that I have
and I promise
to be yours
I received some bad news of a friend. I only wish I communicated with him more often instead of ignoring him all these years. I only hope he forgives me.
 535° 
eF
They’ll paint pictures of you without knowing your true colors.
I’ve dealt with this my whole life but it’s never effected me like it has now.
No matter what, I feel like I will always be misunderstood/misjudged/mislabeled.
Sorry this isn’t even poetry.
 510° 
underestimated
I used to write that date everywhere
Now I wish I could erase it
We would’ve made four months today...
 350° 
Allie Pine
I was born angry and I will die angry
 350° 
elSe
I sat on the floor, burdened and heavy
With expectations all wrapped around me
The future should be bright to me
But now darkness is all that I see
 322° 
Ramana Tandra
Eh Dear!
Why do you hurt the heart
Don't you know?
It scatters pains and agony
Which may swirl the world
.
Why do you love the heart
Don't you know?
It pours the ambrosia
Which you can't bear
We limber up
then
clamber up
to clutter up
and
put the shutters down.

She takes tumbles
like I take tea,
often.

When you open up a chatterbox
don't expect
Jack,
unless you are expecting Jack.

My mind flits
if minds can flit,
seldom
still.
Thirteen minutes after four.
 240° 
Tina
When you're feeling down and blue,
And life is being cruel to you.
Just remember you're not on your own.
I'm always there; you're never alone.
You might not be able to see my face all the time,
As hard as you look around the place,
But close your eyes and think of me,
And before you know it there will be me.
Keep me in the midst of your mind,
And life will seem easier, I think you'll find,
So when life gets too dark to bear,
Just close your eyes and think of me
 227° 
Hector
~

Sometimes

sadness like caramelo swirls around

inside my words, so sweet it tastes

this lonesome way,

sometimes

it sticks and quietly waits

inside my words, a softest sound,

sometimes

its all that becomes real,

this lonesome way

rolls slowly down

a single teal-


-
H.O
October 22, 2019
“Poems can get
sleepless too

and become

the loneliest thing
in the universe.”
― Sanober Khan
 167° 
Oskar Erikson
pop
draw, across my collarbone
the length of your tongue.
all there is to taste in your mouth, is home
and all i am is chewing gum.
 99° 
Daan Vandelay
Ik laat me liever dragen,
dan kan ik kijken in het rond,
ik laat me graag vervoeren,
stamp geen dagen uit de grond.

Het mag vanzelf komen, allemaal.
Ik stroom wel mee of vaar of kolk
naar waar dan ook ik word geleid
ongeacht of ik ben voorbereid.

Het liefst laat ik je doen, de anderen kijken
naar wat ik met mezelf kan bereiken.
En zelf zie ik wel waar ik uiteindelijk aanbeland.
 98° 
Philipp K J
Oh! eyes that tilt towards the voice
They turn and roll to catch the toys
Oh! eyes the black two foal cuties
Attempt to jump to call beauties
The light the sounds the shadow patch
The shouts of laughter softer touch
Mother of three is still so free
To watch the babe's curious glee
Little Francis cling and hang
On George's hands to sing a song
The gentle breeze her sister Trees-
'a comes and plays a hide and seek.
Last Sunday 20.10.2019, my wife and myself visited my friend Mr. George's new born baby.
 83° 
Michael
I want to breathe you in.
I need your love.
Together, naked, we’ll make din din
Our happiness will soar like a dove.

I want to be with you until I die.
I feel lucky every day.
Heaven is waking up where you lie.
Nothing is good enough to convey.

It’s ok if you sometimes ****.
You inspire most of my rhyme
All of this for the most part,
most of the time.
 79° 
Renn Powell
you are serotonin and dopamine

i'm so high

but drug free
 79° 
Des Nicole
And in a split second
All of the happiness you have finally obtained
Can all disappear
And your world
Can come crashing down..
 78° 
Adrasteia
Love
Is a lost language
 73° 
SIAH
Build you everyday

Most battles are inside your head
Don’t let your mind confine you
Defeat your demons

When you feeling weak
That’s when you are your strongest

Pain is temporary

Every scar
For every story of its own

Losing some
To gaining plenty

Trust your intuition

Remember that
You were made to win
You were made to conquer
 72° 
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.
 71° 
sehnaz khan
Dark nights
              wild thoughts
 66° 
Kkø
I’ve known you more

than the underside of your tongue

wet, reckless, and longing

I recite your anger with sure lips

before yours even part.



We memorized each other bare-******,

soaking palms

we don’t touch anymore.

The silence just bleeds

Staining the empty sofa

No longer our worn place of comfort.



We are asking for one another with greedy jaws

loosened with halfhearted declarations

and it is not enough.
 59° 
Vivi
he's here

and once again i fall slowly
light as a feather
gravitating to the river
to be washed away
by the peaceful flow
 57° 
Mark
I feel it.
Everything.
I feel it.
Deep inside.
I hear the shadows,
And taste the light.
I feel it.
The crushing weight
And the transcendence
Of existence.
My skin, my flesh
Cannot contain this
Velcroed spirit.
I feel it all.
 55° 
Akshay
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.
 54° 
kell
ask me where I want to go
"I dont know"
Ask me if its okay to stay and sleep
"I dont know"
Ask me where I want to eat
"I dont know
Ask me if i want to leave
"i dont know
Ask to hold my hand
"yes"
Ask to kiss me
"yes"
ask to date me
"yes"
Ask to love me
"yes"

im indecisive with everything but you i just want you
kiss me like you want to be loved
 51° 
Amanda
the audience gasped in disbelief
wondering where she went
how the loudness of her spirit
went silent before their eyes


no one will ever know
because a magician never reveals her
demons
no one at work knows
i think about jumping
from our 21st floor

all they know is i show up on time
and wear pink blazers
 49° 
Emma Price
Oh, my dear
please calm my fear
by staying near
as the demons jeer
and the ghosts leer
whisper in my ear
when the coast is clear
~much love
 48° 
yasmin
Because sometimes,
paper is the only one
who listens.
He says "Can we meet?"
And the drums of doom
the possibility of sweet sin
blur my eyes, make me dream in the daylight
But what about that?
I've been feeling wrong
so he turns up at the gates of my world

A certain drum roll inside of me
A song I know from years ago
I am not supposed to dance to it
I don't even like the beat no more
But God I am stuck
And I fantasize about his lips on mine
now it's drought time
about he would tell me
Dear I always loved you
I cannot keep to myself
all the things you make me feel
both heart and body

It's a male siren's song
It's my personal devil's call
But I light up and I fall
I'd better simply ******* to his thought
But it simply pops and stings with no content
yet he poisons my heart
Yet it is not their fault
I threaten to go dry again
But I will flood the doors open

He stirs the poetry in me
does he distill?
I got rid of him
but he is a cotton cloud, is he the Sun?
I claimed he was one

He was everything
now he is just something
and we are moving
towards something, whatever it is
budding

He says "eat me"
like a cupcake for sweet teeth
I don't really want him
I am stuck
I needed poetry
to realize my luck

You are a fantasy
but you are deadly
You are a reflection of me
but the love and the days we shared,
they were ******* real
 45° 
Ava May
take me back to years ago. take me back where i wasn’t like this. take me back when i didn’t hate so much. take me back to when i wasn’t surrounded. take me back to when i didn’t only pay attention to the rhetoric of internal slumber. emotions at rest today, having no heart to hold them anymore. where is the relief?
 45° 
JR Morales
I thought your eyes I could dismiss,
And your smile I wouldn't miss,
But I still feel your lips
Giving me a permanent marker kiss
 44° 
Níla
It makes you cry and leaves you sad
But you like the salt and you love the mad
 44° 
Chiquita
I looked in the mirror
and saw this girl
There she stood looking ever so tired.
She had messy hair
and patches under her eyes;
She looked at me
and I could see pain she disguised.
I didn't even recognize her at first ;
Then I looked a little closer
And I saw a warrior ever so strong.
She's didn't save anyone but herself.
She saved her own self
from the clutches of the demons,
The demons that played with fire.
Everyday was a battle but she never gave up.
Here she is standing stronger than ever.
My own reflection, that's me;
I am exactly where I'm supposed to be.
I'm a warrior, both brave and strong.
The girl in the mirror is who I wanna become.
 44° 
J J
One day the moon will stop.
    Settling it's last motion unto eternal stillnes;
   And the ground will quake, craters will rattle

And we'll lift like lanterns, light as lit matchsticks
  As we rise to the final night sky.
   Joining the ranks of stars forever stillborn.

The oceans will quiver along one last circlet
  In ode to their past life and the lives they lived through,
   And we will look down at our old skin...

         Never feeling ready enough to properly reincarnate;
 43° 
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!!

Who said explanation marks were merely laughing at your own joke?!
 41° 
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.
 41° 
eli
today,
I wore it again
and people complimented me
they say red is my color
and it suits me.

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

today,
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.
 40° 
Lamar Cole
The night was made for romance.
In the night our two hearts dance.
Under the stars our lips touch.
In the garden your embrace means so much.

The night was made for love.
Our hearts cooing like a white dove.
Your eyes sparkling like diamonds so white.
I love you darling with all my might.

The night was made for caring and trust.
And darling, God made this night for us.
 40° 
Alex Teng
We fell in love by chance,
We stay in love by choice.
 39° 
prince
how did i manage to let you
let someone see right through me
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