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 780° 
Samantha Szumloz
plant our seed in the soil of your bed
touch me as if sunlight has hands
kiss me as if rain pours from your lips
and love me like a gardener loves
his flowers.
Something random
 666° 
Anais Vionet
I want to be a writer -
and like a new poker player -
I'm starting to evaluate my cards.

I post on several poetry sites
I find syncing them kind of hard.

'Cause I'm the model of imperfection
heck, I'm the Edison of mistakes -
a teenager half-heartedly committed
to doing whatever it takes.

Does it help that I'm never happy?
That I constantly make updates?

At times I feel the proverbial cat
chasing its own tail -
but I think I'm making progress
- like a literary snail.
A poem about wanting to be a writer
 282° 
brandon mater
the only time you are here
you are always leaving

the only time you are with me
lm always crying

the only time you speak
you are always lying

the only time you love
lm always breaking
 282° 
Kaya
I might seem a bit mystic but Iโ€™m good at heart

As a small garden rakes over my eyes and a head digging in and scrapping away

She says,

My heart is like a cleft pomegranate
Bleeding crimson red,
And dripping every seed on the ground
Itโ€™s ripe and over-full,

My dissatisfied heart,
My hearts it is more human than I,
More than life itself

And
My heart cries but my eyes are dry


And behold my friend,
This is what I call my brief tragedy of flesh

So set me free and away
So I can lay at peace
 241° 
Chris Saitta
There the floating scholar of green lines read,
There the shading peasant of sun-fields plowed,
There the fleeing empress of coral red gowns,
There the graying knight of frost-broken vows.
A tree is a haunted ruin of bare limbs and rooms.

But thought scurries around like a five-lined skink
With its tail shimmering blue as oil floating on water.
 229° 
erin
what does it feel like to be held
not by another body
not by a set of limbs, a chest, a chin
but
by another soul

what does it feel like
to see truth in another pair of eyes
instead of hidden intentions
instead of absence

what does it feel like
to hear a familiar heartbeat
resounding next to your own
reaching through skin
through bone
two rhythms
indistinguishable

what does it feel like
to write poems about
a love that exists
 170° 
Stiji Alphonsa
Its better
to deal
with
heart attacks
than
heart breaks...
 135° 
Austin Morrison
Im standing on the edge.

A fifty-foot drop has never looked so appetizing.

ย I want to step forward and take a bite.

I see the asphalt below as candy, and i my sweet tooth is aching.

ย Im being held back by what little support i have left.

They tell me taking that first step has no return, that it will ruin my figure, that there is no plastic surgeon that can fix the mistakes i would make.

The cravings are pulling me in, i need a taste of the sweet release.

I cant get it off my mind.

I was speeding on the drive to the top of the cliff.

Every tree looked like a silencer to the voices in my head.

The street signs are my goodbye notes.

and the ground fifty feet below, is the beginning of the end.

Thank you, im sorry. Sincerely the forgotten.
 126° 
Tint
I have heard the better word
that defined
my lack of pride
beyond the line
I've drawn upon
to elevate the livid lies
that I was braver,
when I was not

And they pointed
at the arrow sign
To my neverland
'far fetched' above
my knees gave out
and I succumbed
to the scrunity
of many eyes
 123° 
Aneesh H
I desire a daily verse:
A dose of well-worded fun;
Be it verbose or terse
Wrap it in a witty pun!
 118° 
clementine
you said you love me
but where were you?
when i lost my way?
when i needed you the most?
when i needed a friend to lean on?
when i needed care?
when i needed to save myself?

you said you love me
but why are you beside her?
laughing while i'm here crying
you left my heart in disarray pieces
leaving me hopeless

you said you love me
was that all a lie?
with  teary eyes
and bitter smile
i caressed your face,
"i still wish you happiness, love."
it still hurts tho.
By the train tracks she stood
Beauty like no other
An uncovering of a pure soul
Priceless jewel of the night

I found you
My early morning gold
Your heart
An immeasurable value

What a beauty
A gift for my happiness
Your wonderful splendor
A bringer of everyday's delight

I have encountered wonder
A feeling I wish to stay
My angel from above
You are my one true happiness

Written by Tosan Oluwakemi Thompson
This poem speaks of a person who encountered love by the train tracks.
 77° 
mjad
water dripping
outside my window
tell me does she fill your dreams
or does the weight you carry
keep you awake
just like the rain
 77° 
Stefano Benni
Le piccole cose
che amo di te
quel tuo sorriso
un po' lontano
il gesto lento della mano
con cui mi accarezzi i capelli
e dici: vorrei
averli anch'io cosรฌ belli
e io dico: caro
sei un po' matto
e a letto svegliarsi
col tuo respiro vicino
e sul comodino
il giornale della sera
la tua caffettiera
che canta, in cucina
l'odore di pipa
che fumi la mattina
il tuo profumo
un po' balsรฉ
il tuo buffo gilet
le piccole cose
che amo di te

Quel tuo sorriso
strano
il gesto continuo della mano
con cui mi tocchi i capelli
e ripeti: vorrei
averli anch'io cosรฌ belli
e io dico: caro
me l'hai giร  detto
e a letto sveglia
sentendo il tuo respiro
un po' affannato
e sul comodino
il bicarbonato
la tua caffettiera
che sibila in cucina
l'odore di pipa
anche la mattina
il tuo profumo
un po' demodรฉ
le piccole cose
che amo di te

Quel tuo sorriso beota
la mania idiota
di tirarmi i capelli
e dici: vorrei
averli anch'io cosรฌ belli
e ti dico: cretino,
comprati un parrucchino!
E a letto stare sveglia
e sentirti russare
e sul comodino
un tuo calzino
e la tua caffettiera
che รฉ esplosa
finalmente, in cucina!
La pipa che impesta
fin dalla mattina
il tuo profumo
di scimpanzรฉ
quell'orrendo gilet
le piccole cose
che amo di te.
 62° 
Karly Codr
Even during quarantine
Sometimes hanging out with friends
On the one day of the year
That celebrates YOU
Can be the world
IT'S MY BIRTHDAY TODAY AND MY FRIENDS ARE COMING OVER I'M SO HAPPY
I jumped on one foot
with a stone in my  hand
a smile in the eyes
and the wind in my lips

I walk on heels
in apparent balance
a lost child in the eyes
only silence in my lips
 44° 
Han Drew
Sun
You we're my sunshine
But then I remembered that the sun doesn't just shine for one person.
 43° 
Flower C
Heaven rained on me,
I breathed in the petrichor,
Bathed in the downpour.
I have sinned,
So destroy me,
With your rain.
 42° 
Me
...
knows that it's fine
Once in a while
To hide instead of
Fighting
If only just
To catch
Your breath
 42° 
Flower C
Youโ€™re much like the rain,
You can be soft or heavy,
Or kind to my drought.
your presence
is all
i need.
 39° 
FullmoonFlower
Falling in love with you
was like nature welcoming spring

slowly the weather got warmer
just as our feelings for one another

slowly days looked brighter
just as our smiles

slowly flowers started blooming  
turning the world into paradise
just like our hearts intertwined
 38° 
misha
your name is
forbidden in
my mouth
or in my heart
because when
i think about
you;

i'll cry a little more,
hurt a little stronger
love a little softer
because you no longer
make me feel sober

i'm drunk on the
memory of you
if only i could chase you with pizza but shots don't work like that
 37° 
Betty
In the olden days
Everybody wore a hat
Has it got warmer?
 36° 
Maria Etre
Our conversation
turned to quotes
in someone else's
Pinterst
 35° 
Rupert Pip
Break my bones;
cut my throat.
Pull me open,
learn the ropes.

Breath me in;
taste the fear.
Shank my skin;
stand and cheer.

Kick my head;
let me bleed.
Unbolt my veins;
enjoy the read.

Gouge my eyes;
punch my face.
Wrap me up
in your embrace.
Get to know me like I do you; inside and out.
 35° 
Brandon
If my fate is to love you
From a distance
Then I'll burn for you
Like a star in your night sky
Bright, steady, reliable
Unwavering
Until the end of time.
 31° 
pluto
and they never knew
they were lost stars,
building their empires
after many lost wars.
Complete Solace
After evey difficulty there is complete solace
Sheer contempt and hatred can change into love
What a wonderful system of Lord with grace
Love remains a complete chain all from the above
Beauty has its own reward to cherish to celebrate
To bring resonance in all difficult hours of trial
Lord is great to ameliorate this sweet excellent state
In every difficulty we have to have this for a while
Life is a great gift to be taken with all humbleness
Humans are the best creation ,is declaration of Lord
From the first day of bearth till last day its bless
Lord is extra kind to lookafter His every sweet ward
Colonel Muhammad Khalid Khan
Copyright July 2o2o Love Remains
 31° 
ssingata
There's a lot to say about the water
Almost as much there is water
As much as there is salt
And as much as it is bitter

As much as there is treasure
As much as there is gold
An amount that you can't measure
An amount that's very old

As much as there a ships
Boats, yachts and canoes
As much as there are oceans,
Rivers, dams and swimming pools

As much as there are bones,
Rotting flesh and shining scales
As sharp as the teeth eroding stones
And gliding tails

Theres a lot to say about the water
Almost as much as there is water
As much as there is land, life
And there is love
 30° 
Kasansa Kuya
What does blue look like to you?
if your blue was my red
and your red was my blue
We may be looking at the same thing.
differently,
We may have favored the same color.

Perhaps you don't look up
because the afternoon skies seem dark
or you don't visit the park
because a field of flowers
doesn't unburden your heart

is it true?
Quite impossible to tell
I cannot see you like the leaf sees the branch
or the coral in the sea
Such a connection is severed at birth.
I think we can agree

This is why silence is truth
because nothingness is unchangeable
it is a place where the mind begins
where we build our being
with the things
taught to us
in order to enable
or disable
I need to find somebody who sees blue
the same way I do
 29° 
David Lessard
I used to read your poems
but lately you don't write
you're silent and aloof
you know that isn't right.
You can't close a door once opened
you can't abolish all your dreams
you're a poet of the heart
mustn't fall apart at the seams.
Say what you can in words
they speak the message true
spoken from the heart
the poems will see you through.
A hermit's not your style
a recluse, you are not
never give up writing
of things that you've been taught.
I used to read your poems
I'd read them once again
if you would send them out
(this one's from a poet friend)
I am so tired
My brain is unwired
The neurones are not firing
I need rewiring
I need plugging in
Just like an AI
But I wonder why?
 28° 
Vani
you inhale tragedies
and exhale poetry
From where do you get your perseverance?
 28° 
Jack P
Have you ever liked someone so much you regret meeting them?
 28° 
REY
If you could read my mind,
Youโ€™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,
Youโ€™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,
Youโ€™d see the shadows
That lurk within me;
Youโ€™d hear the bellows,
Screeching the words
โ€œIโ€™m tired,โ€
โ€œIโ€™m a failure,โ€
โ€œIโ€™m stupid โ€“โ€
I know it sounds stupid,
Itโ€™s pathetically foolish
And seems too *******.
If you could read my mind,
Youโ€™d feel the tears
I had ever failed to cry;
Youโ€™d see the people
That make the weak weaker;
Youโ€™d see the monsters
That consume my head;
Youโ€™d hear the hollers
That failed to be freed;
Youโ€™d see the heart
That still bleeds and bleeds.
If you could read my mind,
Youโ€™d see the face
Iโ€™ve failed to show back then,
The face Iโ€™ve faked back then.
If you could read my mind,
Youโ€™d see a character
I had ever failed to become
If you could read my mind,
Youโ€™d be able to read
A book you never wished
To touch and read,
But sometimes I still wish
Someone could read my mind.
 26° 
abecedarian
Todays new millionth sunrise bids me stand,
observe the river traffic from my kitchen window,
accept that my takings are debts,
a few, even paid back,
yet, most still owed,
for the origins of all my poems,
are oddly and oddity old,
unoriginal, second, third handed
as I look through the eyes of the dead,
and yours too,
this my unoriginal,
original sin....
(pretendingย ย I am a poet)
 26° 
Jane
I think in feeling too much, I forgot what it means to feel at all
 25° 
Ariana Bagley
I love him
I tell myself
I know that
We will be together forever
I donโ€™t believe that
We could be separated
My thoughts tell me that
Heโ€™s the love of my life
Sometimes my heart lies and says
I could live an eternity
Without him
Like my friends say
โ€œWeโ€™re perfect for each otherโ€
And you canโ€™t tell me
Heโ€™s not the one.

Now read from bottom to top.
 24° 
Max
I don't believe
Freedom is real
I do believe
This world
Understands
No more wars
Stop it before it began

I don't believe
Your world
Is the same
Millionaires
I do believe
Freedom
Has yet to come
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