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 684° 
Randy Johnson
Mom carried me for ten months, I was one month late.
Tomorrow will be my birthday and I'll be turning forty-eight.
In just two years from now, I will have lived for half a century.
It was 576 months ago when my mom gave birth to me.
 532° 
ruby
You think we matter
and you think we’ve gone far?
I will teach you better
how much matters a star?

Not a lot, insignificant
It's just one tiny light
but we look the same
in someone else's sky
 345° 
Pooja Jajoo
You have to be happy yourself.
No one is going to make you happy until or unless you yourself is happy.

Everyone here in this universe is in their own zone, dealing with his/ her problem.

No one is bothered with what you do and how you manage it to do.

You have to make it on your own.

So just start working.
 309° 
Someone
As a friend said there's no cure for love , no matter how hard I try , I can't keep my eyes dry , all you need is love but love for me is you  so ,there's no cure for love
 297° 
Katja Pullinen
Good person from elevator.
I wish you find your love.
 284° 
mks
I was built like a catastrophy
like so much wreckage and despair
that you felt compelled to look
but you hated every second of it
 271° 
Matthew
How can we say that we care of life,
if the purest of "good" dictates that the young's blood must spill.
 250° 
Mia Pratt
The smell of coconut cream pie
is the fragrance of my island roots
the warm, toasted pallets
of golden tropical loveliness
blended in an ocean of
bubbling, creamy briskness
alongside shreds of swimming coconuts
awaiting to throw a tropical beach bash
on the white sand at the surface of my stomach!
 230° 
hudson
chasing morning moon
sets beyond the sky
euphoric fear
my eyes gaze upon
shaking eyes
up above
or
through the trees
what is this feeling
bringing me to my knees
nor heaven and hell
can feel the same
but what if i said they did
whats to blame?
 194° 
The Lone Rager
You know it's true, fella;
it shouldn't be a difficult admission.
Tell her, tell her, right now: "Winning
your love, precious woman, has been
the greatest triumph
of my life!"
 183° 
Shin
I sit here with your hand in mine
as you doze peacefully
and once again I understand
What it means to be in love
 178° 
Adreishka Luciano
I want to wake up in one of your T-shirt’s.
Even though it’s too big for me.
I want to turn my head and see you sleeping.
Taking in small breaths so I don’t wake you.
I want to walk to the bathroom in nothing but your shirt.
Take a look into the mirror and see the glow.
I want a cup for my toothbrush because you know I will be over.
And a drawer in your dresser to call my own.

Then maybe one day, all together I’ll just live there.
Because you’ll never want to let me go.
 174° 
Lone Chimney Sweep
I've a stiffness hurting my wrist
But I'll hold out my hand and blow you a kiss
Bury your face in my neck, I insist
As I buried my heart in your fist
 131° 
Average Dreamer
I want my meaning to transcend the
years
and to bring
together future
generations,
to have my words
mean something
in the millenia from now
i think you get it
 122° 
Noah Rein
‘I just need time’
Is a thing I say pretty often
But the thing is
I approach everything with caution

I’m not spontaneous
I can’t just jump into new things
I know it’s weird
But I need to know what each day brings

Every new thing
is a mountain for me climb
So I just need to plan ahead
You see, I just need time
What's the point
Of telling the truth
If even my truth
Is at question?
 86° 
White Lion
And as the poet is in love with his creation,
pouring his divine confusion
into words,
which form the scene
all on their own,

Hades watched a thousand dying butterflies above the Acheron,
shooting star leaves melting
with this everlasting song of grief -
lost souls trying to save themselves
through holding onto black waves in ecstasy
for never having to face the light in their eyes,


he was awakened.


In death they fell
and with them their eggs,

putrefaction of slow motion dragons
spinning beds on Acheron's black surface,
warming what shall be
the birthplace of many
architects,
building bridges between
the twilight of their mother's fleshy ground,

a sight of life on his putrescent river,

- his cold shoulders shiver -

in contrast

veils withered,
shadow petals
covering volcano cliffs
at his feet.

Striding in tune of falling wings,

freezing hands dive slowly
through the riverbed
in snowfall of these many
broken ways
beneath.

Bend death
reaching for
forgotten roots,

once there was a fig tree
decorating somber blues.

-

"Confusion is a sensual state."

"These corpses would call it abuse."

"You did what you had to do -
the lost, they crave for similar hues,
loneliness has to swim through shadow rivers,
they would never know what light was,
if it wasn't for you.
"

He held her hand that night,
opening the fig with his teeth,
their souls made from the same star,
their flesh, pale clay,
eyes glimmering from afar...

-

Sister ashes,
contractions for the wounded,
left where darkness could feel the cycle of
day and night.

- "Only in her eyes" -

- "Only in her eyes" -

He wished her ashes could have cried,
so he did release the disease
to please dry ground.

The Acheron born
in tears forlorn
through sight
of a body loved
under the fig tree

which should have kissed the sun,
despite preset destiny.

- Her movement, melody feeding fireflies in underworld's ties,
her voice, a caress to remind  -

Hades grabbed his heart
where her rooted arms
were touching the source
under layers of black sand

and silk worms shat bridges between liquid graves,

not even habitual waves were able to stop
these equilibrists from dancing
above this once started ****,

the legacy of rainbows
eternally engraved
in rebirth of
flying tenderly
to space.

White strings
angelically touching
devilish safes
capturing hopeful bays
have risen ways
of difference
in his shameful prays.

- A ladle carved out of the sky,
right there where his sister died -

New meaning,
defeating told,

he scooped silk bridges
into his hollow heart,

stitches in corners,
tension in twilight
a song to be sung
for the fragility of her caring fingers,
gentle masters of the art
of turning black to gold,

he created the harp.


Corpses calm.
Honey drooling eyes.
Hades conquering Mars.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TO_oHxuk6c
 72° 
Anonymous
This is my final goodbye
It's hard for me to see you walking by with that other guy
Even though your heart didn't feel the same way
but I'm glad you brought me joy
Time kept moving forward
but I kept standing still
Waiting for you to feel the same way
but I guess such things only happen in dreams
So, that's why this is my final goodbye to you
It's time for me to move along with time
and say goodbye to this bittersweet dream that kept me tied
 71° 
ADRIJA
My soul was more loyal
Than your shadow.
You let me go
I accepted
Then why now?
After all this time.
Your rusted sword
Cuts deeper.
Deeper than I have ever thought.
Claiming good
Doesn't make you good.
So let me go forever.
 62° 
Butterfly
If i don't make it through the night, don't hurt yourself. There are alot of people that can replace me.
Can i just not be in pain fore more than 8 hours.
 60° 
Ashly Kocher
Your life is a stage
Let the curtain rise
Make the audience laugh and cry
A round of applause
Standing ovation
Supporting your cause
Your worth more then you know
Your existence matters most
Be the best person your meant to be
As the curtain falls down
You have left your mark
In everyone’s hearts
Being exactly who your set out to be
You’ve only got one life and this is the life of
ME
 57° 
Carl D'Souza
Everything my love wears
is beautiful
because it’s on her.
 55° 
Kurt Philip Behm
Is it in the heart
Or in the eyes
For all you see
To then despise
Is it anger first
Or love at last
Can you judge the future
By the past
Does the meaning change
With every choice
Your words return
Another’s voice
Last wish you make
One vow to pray
Your vision strikes
—all doubt betrayed

(Villanova Pennsylvania: March, 2017)
 54° 
Uma natarajan
Kissing the bounds of love
Searching for it from heart and above
Missing the mounds of affection
Which once lasted whole in perfection
Suddenly losing the clutch
I  keep bothering much
Mind since then is quite alert
Finding the heart becoming a sad desert
Trying to find  a shade under a tree
 53° 
easefully
the sadness in your eyes
reflects the broken soul
inside you and it shatters
whatever is left of my
fragile heart.
i wish i could just take away all of your pain. i’m so sorry.
 52° 
Kai
Sweet blueberry wine
from across the sea
you brought to me
the lovely night

Where she swayed
and laughed like bells
dancing free around
the shabby kitchen

that first time
we drank drunkly
she on sweet wine
and me on her smile
It's easier to watch sometimes, drinking in their addictive mannerisms than to tell them.
 49° 
Mari
I was chased by
depression,
But I was never
depressed.
Maybe I was
too happy?
 49° 
Anne
keep your eyes closed love.

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"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.
 46° 
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° 
Jeremy
You used to adore me
Then I finally let you in
And now all you see
Are my flaws and insecurities

Is it all in my head
Or did you prove myself right
Is it because of what I said
Or what I did that night

I was so stupid
I was so foolish
I knew I shouldn’t have done it
But couldn’t help and be selfish

All I wanted was to express
And now I’m depressed
Because of the excess
Actions I could’ve accessed

I can be obsessive
But please see my intentions
I was trying to be impressive
But all it caused was tension

This is my flaw, I know
I just wanted to show
All the love that you deserve
But it’s that I couldn’t preserve
 41° 
putiira
Being real is
the simplest
form of honesty.
 41° 
Theia
sabotage
sabotage
my favorite
self-infliction
 39° 
Aya
there's a sense of loss that stains these quiet halls,
filled to the brim with the absence of you
the lights flicker overhead
like the dying embers of these dreams you left
and with the tatters of my heart in my hands
i wait for you, alone, still
 38° 
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.
 37° 
Emilia B
You don’t see me the same way as you used to,
And it’s all because of me,
I wanted too much too quickly
I wanted you to want me.

It was just such a rare feeling
So I knew it was real
Out of everyone I had met
You made my heart heal

I didn’t know how to feel
I didn’t know why
But I guess... it’s okay
Atleast were under the same sky.
I'm mirror-like sometimes
reflecting back the faces that I see,
all of the faces and emotions around me

I'm mirror-like sometimes
shattering into fractals,
my own emotions ever-so-fragile

I'm mirror-like sometimes
I show you what you want to see,
cursed forever to agree

I'm mirror-like sometimes
vapid and forgettable,
not inspiring, but rather regrettable
Sometimes I just blend into the background. Sometimes when people don't notice you, it's easier to get through the day.
 36° 
Kelly McManus
Nothing up their sleeves
so where did everything go
into deep pockets

                                       Kelly McManus
 36° 
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 35° 
Arrow
Let me go to bed
Let me close my eyes
So when I open them
This nightmare would've ended.
 35° 
Bella
You let me walk on you like you’re carpet,
Baby don’t do that, try and stop it
i just wanna change it up a bit
 35° 
Jason James
I told myself I wasn't going to drink today,
Yet by noon I was already bored
And found myself on my way to the corner store.
3 tall boys down
5 more to go.
Maybe tomorrow.
 35° 
Qualyxian Quest
inside again today
avoid the summer heat

nothing much to do
no one to defeat

if she called me I would run
to wherever we could meet

but I am not the one
so I walk the solo twilight street

                              whistling
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