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 610° 
Hailey
You have the most beautiful brown eyes
The kind you can get lost in
And I guess I am.
 501° 
Deadwood Jawn
Sleeplessness it's
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 446° 
Lorraine
Same old laugh
Same old scent
Same old touch
Same old stare

Same old love
No one stayed
 432° 
julie
trees are changing their robes;
on misty mornings
I am sitting on my porch.
a book  
I've found in a vintage bookstore
at the corner of my street
is lying in my lap

drinking a tea
wrapped into my favorite blanket
and watching my neighbors
carving their pumpkins

smelling the scent
of firewood
while also listening to
Frank Sinatra

autumn, oh autumn
where have you been?
 304° 
Mal
I want you to kiss me
All over my lips
While I pull you close
And grab your hips
I'm active again ;D
 214° 
Aaron Jamison
We can rejoice
You can sigh
You can feel the depths
We can touch the sky

You can belittle
We can gratify
You can desecrate
We can sanctify

We can uphold
You can lie
You can plunder
We can supply

You can flee
We can stand by
You can diminish
We can magnify

Oh weak of heart
You cannot run
You cannot hide
Upon this you can rely
 177° 
Lemonade
she is a happy ending,
not everyone can wait for.
 165° 
anntomato
Don't cry so bitterly,
With all your soul,
  Dear, we all have our temptations
  trials, failures, or successes

Breathe the air,
Tears off her cheeks,
Comfortably asleep,
Forgiven and forgotten
   Don't let the sun go down
Help each other, and begin again




* all words are phrases from Little Women, cut and pasted into poetry. These are not my words, just my order of someone else's words.
*I used clips and excerpts from Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women" to create this poem, so please note that it is simply a collection of phrases that she created.
 145° 
yvan sanchez
i am smooth marble upon the floor
(yours to destroy, shape or shatter)
that breaketh with the weight of thy hand
chipping away upon thy sacred block
with thirty-six visions in mind of beauty

the beauty you cannot shape me to be
as i—the marble you carve—wither away
and feign death at the weight of thy hand
 142° 
E B K
Do you ever think
of a poem
that's amazing

and you're sure you'll remember
to write it down

but you won't
This is kind of my mood right now.
 134° 
beau
#41
jenny this jenny that


when will you love me as much as you love her?
leanne solaria wilds
 129° 
cat
that word keeps coming back to me
vessel
i am to write my means
in 600 words
what is it I believe in
can I write that I do not believe in anything
 124° 
Lizzie Matthias
in,
and
out.
harder,
and
softer.
blow until
you can't no more
and nothing's there
forever.
 123° 
Alex
you took the life out of me
stripped me to the bone
and i let you

now i lay before you
black and white
 120° 
Espresso manic
I shake time's hands
for having met you.
Then, spit in their face
for taking you away.  
Sometimes a good pair
of headphones stays around
longer than a friend.
they come and go like the seasons
 93° 
johannah
my heart is filled
to the brim
with
the sweet nothings,
that dance merrily
upon
my tongue.

they yearn for you,
can you see them?
 90° 
Sienna
Its the days when you don’t cry,
But you don’t smile either.

It’s the days when you’re quieter than usual,
And people notice.

It’s the days when you aren’t quite thinking about anything.

But if someone asked you what was wrong,
You wouldn’t know where to start.
 83° 
Christian
Thought I was ready for the day
but the day turns ever so often
it’s not that I don’t hear
what you have to say
they’re just more words to get lost in.
 62° 
braelynn
completely;
the only way in which someone should love another.
 60° 
Sea's End
When two poets love,
Words start to hang in the air
And lose their meaning.
Another haiku? Wow! I'm only so good with words until I actually need to use them. Just ask my girl. (Spoiler alert: I'm really bad at articulating my thoughts in the heat of the moment. That's why I'm here.)
 59° 
JP
It
stands in front
to lover
stands next
to wife...
 58° 
Anna Bell
“i love you”
those words
                      d
                         r
                           i
                             p
                               p
                                 e
                                   d
                                      from his lips
i believed his deceitful manner
his charisma, it was alluring
I think most people take this as an s.o. but it could be anyone who stopped loving you a friend, a parent to just deceive you to get what they want from you. I also thought of the devil as I wrote this, he deceives you and feeds you with lies to follow him.
 57° 
peach
you get one day to cry
but tomorrow
it’s time to fix your crown
 53° 
The Calm
I started writing poetry,
Because I liked a girl

I wasn't sure if she liked me back
And insecure of the things I lack

My poem made her blush and smile
So I've been writing poems for a while
True story
 53° 
Pyrrha
I wonder what it feels like
To hold the world in your hands
And let it slip from your grasp

Suppose I'll never know
 43° 
Oli
the type of love that gives you lungs in place of a heart that
gives you aches and pains in places you've never thought before
the type of love that we're all tired of talking about
some more than others
the floor is a maze, it's a tricky walk to the door but i
love you
enough to dig these nails right into
my skin, and tear open everything enough to dive six feet into the watery grave of an old wanderer, who's seen more than one could ever want to confess
i am a mess but i
i love you
 40° 
Kelly Anne
gently kind
mentally mad

they never see
just what’s inside
they freckle faced head
that ginger hair of lies

her deceitful smell of roses
shields dark ****** nights
people are good at hiding things, weirdly kindness hides the darkest secrets
 39° 
Lyn-Purcell
My                                              
heart is                                                  
A LANTERN                                              
Inside, lives a                                              
fae                                                  
♡         ­                                       
g                                          
e                   ­                 
n                                      
t                       ­                       
l                                                
e                                          
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a                          
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      d                        ­                  
      ♡                                       ­             
s                                                  ­  
w                                              
e                                        
e                     ­             
t                                        
♡                                                      

                  With
                   bright wings
                     G L I T T E R I N G
                     with love, life and
                     hope
                    ♡
                 f
           o
           r
                 ♡
                         p
                             e
                             a
                       c
                 e
                     ♡

As                    
I grow,                
S H E  R E M A I N S              
youthful, timid,              
safe                
♡              
a        
f      
r        
a                
i                  
d       ­     
♡    
t
     o

f        
l              
y          


                                        She
                   ­                     spent days
                                          JUST  CRYING
     ­                                     feeling so lost
                                          Hurt
             ­                             ♡
                                  ­        I
                                               '
                                                     m
                                                      ♡
       ­                                             s
                  ­                             o
                                        ♡
                     ­          s
                             o
                                    r
                                          r
                    ­                              y
                                 ­                   ♡

                                           ­                             The
                                ­                                         summer
                                                          ­                OF HER HEART
                                                           ­                  became winter
                                                          ­                bleak
                                           ­                            ♡
                                                               ­                 a
                                                                ­                     n
                                                               ­                   d
                                            ­                            ♡
                                   ­                            c
                                                             o
                                                               ­   l
                                                            ­                d
                                                                ­                   ♡

                        But
                       with time
                          SHE MANAGED
                        to pick herself
                       up
                      ♡
                  a
                  ­ n
                           d
                                  ♡
                           ­               h
                                        e
      ­                           r
                          ♡
              p
      e
          n­
                 ♡

With                        
the help                        
O F  O T H E R                        
fellow Kings and                        
Queens                      
♡                    
t              
h          
a              
n                        
k         ­                         
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y                                      
o                                
  u                        
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s
       o
       ♡
m    
u              
c                
h        


                   You                                                              ­    
all have                                              
A D D E D   TO                                            
my heart's inner                                              
flame        ­                                        
♡                                              
a                                                          
n   ­                                                       
d                                                      
♡       ­                               
h                            
o  ­                      
p                              
e                               ­       
s                                        
♡                     ­           

       Winds                                                            ­              
blow, wings                                                            ­      
NOW FLUTTER                                                          ­        
I'm ready to                                                               ­   
fly                                                              ­  
♡                                                                ­
s                                                              
i                                                      
d                                                
e                                                
♡                                                          
b                                                               ­ 
y                                                              ­  
♡                                                          
s    ­                                            
i                                                  
d            ­                                              
e                 ­                                                   ♡
I'm back!
So sorry everyone, the last few weeks have been... a strain on me.
I am still doing my media course and all, but mentally and emotionally,
I was slipping down into a dark place. My sleeping patterns have been messed up, my nerves have been completely out of control, my self-doubt, anxiety and depression drained me so much that I found it really hard to write, so I needed time to gather myself. It was so hard for me to pick up a pen. To do anything. My smiles were hollow and I just felt so lost.

I just wanted to apologise, I didn't mean to worry anyone. I'm truly touched by the out-pour of support for me. I got so many messages asking if I was alright. I can't express how much that warmed my heart. I'm so used to people being angry at me for my silence that it usually scares me to come back. By nature, with everything I've experienced, it's made me more and more of an isolationist. To all of those people, truly, thank you so so much for staying and just being kind to me...
Really. Thank you T-T
And thank you to all my followers, old and new.
245 followers... I can't even... T-T
I'm sorry if I sound like a broken record but thank you.
I'm back now, and I'm feeling better.
It's easier to hold my pen so I will resume spilling my ink.

I'll continue the Masked Bard on Thursday, I'm free the whole day.
I have no idea of my schedule the coming week.
Again, I appreciate everyone one of you.
Thank you for keeping me in your thoughts.
Thank you for staying with someone like me.
With much love,
Lyn ***
 38° 
larni
once upon a time
long ago
there was a you and me

i knew you once
and it was nice
silence was comfy
and we didnt have to try

i knew you once
long ago
you shared your secrets
and i shared mine

i knew you once
long ago
but where did you go...?
argh, i miss you.
doris day
frank sinatra
bobby darin
johnny cash

elvis fuggin' presley. . .

in a world full of monsters

i listen to the beauty of the past

and i laugh

for our future,

it can't really be that bad
(until after


we're quite very dead)


and they listen...  
   to old people music
before saying something quite similar
about a world full of monsters
 35° 
rebecca
girl friend
girl                   friend
girl                                                 friend
girl                                                      ­                         friend
girl                                                      ­                                                       friend
girl
 35° 
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.
 35° 
Pagan Paul
.
You are the future
but already a ghost,
and I sit tapping a pen
waiting for you to come.

Invade my empty mind,
crowd it with wisdom
that can be flow written
across lines of emotions.

Just as an ear for poetry
harkens to a moving soul.


Pagan Paul © (15/01/20)
.
 35° 
noren tirtho
Time doesn't heal.
And the wound knows it.
Layers gather on the ****
but the damage remains,
hiding itself deep inside
the secret scar
time healing wound layers damage hidden secret scar
 32° 
RSB
Always protected myself,
Form the bad flares of the world
Don't drench me by conning
I beg you hello rain….

Can't block the monsoon rain
With my thin sheer shawl
You are drenched and wicked
Don't call me by signal….

Don't stare from my window
In the cold nights, hello moon…
Don't drench me by conning
I beg you hello rain…

Don't come here humming….
In my garden, hello bee…
Pretty lotus has just bloomed
Fault may befall can't you see?

Don’t trouble me storm
With your gusty, ***** wind
Don't drench me by conning
I beg you hello rain…
 32° 
Janneth
I am crying
because I am alone

I am crying
because going out  to buy dinner
is a constantly reminder that I am alone

I am crying
because no one is in love with me

I am crying
because I am hideous

I am crying
because I am hideous and no one is in love with me

I am crying
because I went to the supermarket
and saw love
and I am alone
The day  has now gone here is the night
It's twelve o'clock all lights gone out
Not a single soul no one insight
We look out the window no one about.

Eyes are weary we are fighting sleep
Time to clime up that wooden hill
Waiting for us is the bed and sheets
Tired and drowsy sleep we will.

The evenings are colder
The frost here again
But we are much older
And our health's not the same

So as we head to that slumber land
And we dream our cares away
We pull up the blankets with our hands
And say goodnight to the day.
These cold nights a nice warm bed is welcoming.
 31° 
sandra wyllie
a fever
with love

Feed
Your enemy
with kindness thereof

Feed
the hopeless
with dreams

Feed
the cursed
by means

Feed
the lonely
with song

Feed
your temper
not long

Feed
this life
with creation

Feed
your emptiness
with imagination
 31° 
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.
 31° 
Sofia Paderes
I do not know
which one of us nestled here first.

All I know is a darkly blanketed sky,
glowing red tongues flickering,
a you and an I, wondering

if your open palms seek solace
in its warmth, or if
your scorched fingers have decided
they've played with too much.
Prompt: Two people watching a fire.

Sometimes I don't know if the help I try to give the people I love helps them or harms them.
 30° 
Febronia Ventura
I love you to the Moon...

I think I want to stay there

...
...
...

Let's go.
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