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The mind is the man
Don't let it go astray.

The mind has appetite for food
Feed it with  the right diet.

The mind is the eye of your destiny
Give to it  food of glory.

The mind is your acre of diamond
Prospect it with all diligence.

Fertile is mind than the black soil
Beware of what you plant on it.
 140° 
Godwin Valentine
We only try to escape,
The imminent doom
But closer the date looms,
Why do I die to live,
When I live to die.

The apocalypse of man
Is near and doomsday glooms,
Forever shall come
Like a whirlwind,
And his face frightened in glum
Lies within the heart of man,
The will to live.
What if I was surviving to die?
What if we're surviving to die? Think about it.
 126° 
Anastasia
Ravens in the snow.
Beauty in its simplest form.
Darkness within light.
 122° 
Mohd Arshad
You can give only smiles too
Instead of any gift to anyone

Smiles make them richer in terms of happiness
 113° 
Slightly Lovely
you loved the smell of the flowers I bloomed,
and called your love unconditional,
but when I showed my roots,
you burned them,
only to watch me squirm.
my parents are hard.
 110° 
Jule
If only you could see
What makes rivers flow to seas
Brings love back to me
 97° 
Ryan O'Leary
Our lost Hen has returned
after an absence of 4 days.

Iskeroon.com is an area with
a lot of Hawks and Foxes.

So, how she survived is a
mystery, there are few trees.

With no place to perch or no
where to hide, it was bleak.

This morning, we saw her
coming up the drive, alone.

Obviously been in a fracas, she
had only a solitary tail feather,

Sticking up like a Wren, so we
decided to christen her Tonto.
سفینے کے محافظ ہی سفینہ ھونے لگے
ھم سفینے کے لئیے ہی پسینہ ھونے لگے
واعظ ترا بہت ھی اعلیٰ مگر یہاں پر
تیرے کردار سے ہی حریمہ ھونے لگے
وہ کیا دور تھا کہ گفتار تھی بہت کم
اب تو کردار ہی دفینہ ھونے لگے
اب کون کرے پیروی مدینہ والوں کی
اب تو جگہ جگہ ہی مدینہ ھونے لگے
وہ دور تھا جب کردار ہی تھا مقدم
اب ہر طرف گفتار ہی خذینہ ھونے لگے
میں کیا ھوں یہ تو مجھے نہیں معلوم
ترے کردار اب قصہ پارینہ ھونے لگے
کردار عوام کا ڈبویا تو تُو نے ھے
مظلوم کسی اور کو ہی ذمیمہ ھونے لگے
 82° 
Aaron Barden
I love you; I am here;
I always will be I always want to be;
So take my hand because I love you.
I see you in music
notes are steps
closer to you
press play and
we never pause
"music" and "you" can be read as the first words of the next line
 73° 
Isaacc Davis
The scream is silent
But everyone hears it
The scream is sufficating
But everyone ignores it
The scream is building
But no one cares
The scream has gone
But the screamer is too
 72° 
Kanishka
You
The essence of you lingers on.
You stand there with your arms open,
A welcoming fire.
I walk in and feel my layers evade,
Catching fire.
Burning till cessation of existence.
The essence of you lingers on.
 68° 
Samantha
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 67° 
Mars
how beautifully reckless humans are
they are so afraid of the end, the great Black Death
so afraid that they use words to describe it as bleak, silent, cold, lonesome
If only they could see that nothing has to be culpable for bringing an end to things
<3
 65° 
Asher
I want to grow so fast
Everyone says to slow down
But it’s hard to see yourself
Where you don’t want to be
 63° 
Ceira Roberts
He's just a  boy
I'm just a girl
He's in love
I'm in love
But I'm in love with him
And he's in love with someone else
he happily in a relationship
and i fantasize a relationship between us
Strangely Unique
are the patterns of life.
Within Us
the patterns uniquely drive.

They drive on your finger.
They drive prompted by your deed.
                                            your need!
                                            your creed!
And retire with your choices decreed.


Patterns-
All of it unique;
All of it strange;
They'll drive across your time
Maybe touch mine when in range.

You see,
These are dots of delight;
These are dashes of pain;
Like a mosaic of memories
Within you, they remain.
Distinctly Yours!
 60° 
Amanda
he said
you sleep here every night
you should leave
a toothbrush
at my place


i said
you’re sweet
but no
...
my morning breath
smells like
independence

...
i like being
on my own
 57° 
Raj Bhandari
Some day I will be there,
provided, the trail is fair!
 53° 
atticus wilson
Because if I do
I’ll fall apart
And I want to be strong
For whenever you need a shoulder
 50° 
wreckingball
When I'm mad at the world,
I can never be for too long.
Because
I know
that if it weren't for
the world,
I wouldn't have you.
How can I be mad at the world,
when it led
me to you.
 50° 
saint
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compare yourself
 48° 
Joseph Rice
The wisdom of age is caged
By rage
By pages staged in cultural serfdom.

The youthful burnt by truth's
Supernova
Of time and its rotten fruit,
wisdom, hah

So you find me between
The rage and the explosion.
Gritting teeth beneath pain's expressed grief.
 48° 
Betsy Garris
Here,
Even here,
Now,
Even now,
I am growing, changing, and healing
Somehow.
|b.g.|
 45° 
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!
i saw her in my dreams next day she was there
walking down the street long blonde flowing hair
then she came towards me stopped and said hello
i could feel the love as it began to flow.

i told her of my dream she had the same dream too
said the one she saw. looked a lot like you
then she looked at me with her eyes so blue
i fell in love with her i could tell she knew

the girl in my dreams she had come to me
one i always dream of that i always see
sitting my side with the same dream too
dreams we both had now were really true

we walked along together walking side by side
my hand in hers began to gently slide
then we carried on walked a little more
i had such a feeling i never had before.

then we held each other i squeezed and held her tight
holding the girl i dream of each and every night
now she was there with her arms round me
the girl in my dreams that i always see

the girl in my dreams she had come to me
one i always dream of that i always see
sitting my side with the same dream too
sharing love together with a dream come true
 39° 
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.
 39° 
Gods1son
I turned my wishes to verses
And sang it to the universe
And to my surprise, my desires
began to appear before my eyes
She must have enjoyed my tune,
My words & reality, she attuned.

Speak your wishes into existence,
Your tongue is a powerful tool
Whichever you say: "I can" or "I can't",
Ultimately becomes your truth.
Consciously pick the words that
proceed from your mouth.
Choose gracious, lifting, life-giving words.
 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° 
GreenTrees
The best part of you  is You.


Your ability to take sadness and pain

and mold it into growth and beauty

To create peace and desolation in the embrace of the life storm

To sit in emptiness when there is chaos all around me.

I am the night thief... stealing hours from the normal day to

to exist in silence and think.
Medicinal Silence
a stick of gum
a pack of pens
beanie babies
material trends
fun size chocolate
birthday card
masking tape
plastic heart
cheap love such a bore
artificial light in a variety store
 34° 
Adrasteia
Revealing myself
To people who can’t appreciate
My deepest parts
 34° 
Seanathon
Valleys, rivers, mountains wide
To great upends and depths of trenches which divide

No cloud nor star
Nor sun nor gleam
Or misting fog at last be seen

Neath rock and root
Or oceans wide
Or frozen tundra stretched outside

No warming feeling felt
Abides
Twixt valley, river, and mountainous wide

No distance compares or parts of mind
When you are standing here beside
When You Are By My Side

The mountains collapse at a slower rate
 33° 
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.
 33° 
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.
 32° 
Syll
True friends can see the hurt behind your eyes.
They can tell when you're not okay even when you say you are.
True friends will know when you need them.
They will give you a hug when you need it.
True friends will stick with you through tough times.
They will not give up on you.
True friends will protect you.
They will protect you even from yourself if they can.
True Friends can be hard to come by.
I have true friends, I love them so much. They have stuck with my when I was at my worst. I am so blessed to have them as friends. This is for Mjolnir, Sapphire, Peanut Butter, Tyto, FreeBird, Mismagius, Eclipse,  Daisy, and Mrs. G.
 31° 
Isaac
shatter your heart first
so it won’t be broken

trade your soul first
so it won’t get stolen

take your life first
so it won’t get ruined
Humans are weird.
 31° 
Michael
After years of broken dreams
There was a smile that started to fade
I’m telling you the answer isn't the blade
Blocking my ears from the painful screams
Life has become a different color shade
We can get through it as a team
 31° 
Ryan Holden
https://soundcloud.com/catullusrp/keepsnappin
I haven’t posted anything for a while now! I’ve been doing a little more around music. I’ve put the link to my new rap song if you guys want to give it a listen
 31° 
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
 31° 
Syed Younas
Without feeling
You & I
Are just zombies

Therefore
Feeling is human

From happiness to pain
From sunshine to rain

Feeling is human
Blood, sweat & tears
Bears the sweetest fruits

Keep fighting. ❤️
Feelings, learn them and accept them but let them take you down the wrong route.
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