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i feel your touch on my skin
i feel only one thing
i feel the love that you breathe
even with no one around

i see the light where you stand
even on a late winter night
i see the dreams that we planned
all the things that we said suddenly became real

no this isnโ€™t fate nor is it plain
these are the days we worked for
and the days we claimed
no, we are far from perfect
we take it one day at a time and see
Everything is better when you are with me.

Olivia A Keaton
our love is like trying to keep long, free hair
from tickling your face.

our love, darling, is like the stickiness of dough sticking to your fingers before you make your baked treat.

our love is messy, yes. crazy at times? absolutely.
but it yields the most beautiful and fun amazing moments.
Canadians are
Supposed to be the kindest
Are they really though?
Korede Oseni
You do not want a poem, note, rose laid at your feet,
But i write for the You, i know is deserving of everything this pen can muster

You are the opening of the dawn, taking it's time as it opens up the sky,
Entirely illuminating the spaces it can find,
Filling it with love, Joy only the dawn can bring

I know, i know,
you are still tiptoeing through the maze that shapes into circles, hills and valleys,
At the heart of each puzzle, your pen will unravel

As you glide on the summer winds into the orchestra of stringed anthems,
You are loved by the minds, eyes that feast on your words, voice and the in-between.
Amanda Hawk
Chasing after rainbows at midnight

Greeting the morning barefoot

Letting my smile linger a second longer

Than any conversation

Collecting fortune cookie fortunes in my back pocket

Believing the world is more beautiful at dusk

Recite my dreams in two second poems

Watch the city breathe

Collecting the lights in my hands

Setting them free in my closet

I will paint this city in my rules

Live within my own lines

Ponder a second too long on the ridiculous

Greet this life with a mischief smile and open arms
The one with no name
It makes your earth quake
As thoughts eat you alive
You hear the static sea
It comes closer
And you welcome the relif
As your mind goes blank
For now you no longer think
Magentaย twilight
Anย ebbingย wispย ofย azure
Gracefully serene
People are like cherries
Not because they are sweet,
But because they're full of red liquid
and some are rotten inside.
I wish your sincerity would reverberate through me, bounce back and clothe you
No one will remember
if it was the ocean
or the river -
just fun in the sun
the sand and the water
under a blue sky -
or the fever
they caught there
on the 4th of July.
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.
the newspaper and i have something in common

overtime, we are forgotten about
overtime, we begin to decay
overtime, the sun beats down on us
overtime, we are torn apart piece by piece
overtime, there will be nothing left.
inspired by the newspaper that has been sitting in my neighborโ€™s driveway for over 2 months lol.
Heavy Hearted
In the washroom
my reflection
and I,
Challenge one another-

A coagulated sweat,
A Combat baby's brain
A moon that doesn't set
Ascending constant strain.
Anxiety or Paranoia?
Obsession or Depression?
Combustion or Consumption? Confusion or Delusion?

The mirror's blunt conclusion.
Blood i want it everything's alright now
John Destalo
she reads soft
as one who lives

gently in this world
she only places

the exact amount
of pressure

required of each step
she is perfectly

balanced between
faith and doubt

she understands
but doesnโ€™t need to

the world is
real to her

and so are
her dreams
Nick Burns
This is
a time
to have
and to
and to
slowly falling in despair,
we were never the perfect pair.

i was willing to do anything
but i remembered we weren't even a thing.
you make my heart flutter
whenever sweet words you utter.

tormented by your fake loveโ€“ i kept it hidden.
unshed tears and pain inside i hid.
sending signs of chaos from within,
the line between us was so thin.

i kept knocking on your walls.
you're the future I crave for and i gave my all
but then i saw you with her and you were perfect together.
just like gravitation belonging to matter and not to ether.
Johnson Oyeniran
-The Dream

Pressed upon her throat
Was her inevitable fate, seconds away
From seizing
Her last moments she dreamt
Would be in the wings of tranquil.

Mercy departed from his soul,
Empathy ran dry from his eyes,
His mouth discharged a foul
Lust for blood,
Forming a wave of legions
Stumbling over one another to
Taste fresh meat.

Skinned of his morality, stripped of love,
He took on the ways of Asakku
And cloaked himself with sin to grieve his companion;
The great shield of faith once
Guarding his conscious,
But now weeps for his shepard
on the ground of rejection
For bound they are not.

Within the knotted brown
Sack dangling by his waist side
Lies her severed head,
Swirling in a pit of maggots
Counting her days
Till his will is made known.
Han Drew
You we're my sunshine
But then I remembered that the sun doesn't just shine for one person.
A ripple forms an endless tide
Turns water into a theme park ride
With waves crashing down and forming swirls
The colors; blue, with ocean pearls
Crisp and strong; the current falls
Making big, look really small
For as far out as the horizons end
More ocean than there is dry land
Take a moment and
Look back at your life

Youโ€™ll find a string
Of beautiful experiences that
Placed you where you are today
Glenn Currier
I wonder if poetry is
a humble attempt to reduce
the magnificence or terror of dreams
to words.
Captain Trips
Drive your spile
Into me,
And take what you've tapped.

Been going on miles,
Last night's dream
Was of two maps.

We alternate
Between the two,
Getting there ain't our right.

Time's gone late,
And who knew?
Missed the turn off last night.

Now or later,
Drink it down,
Do I satiate the thirst?

Now a neighbor
In a new town,
I'll go say hello first.
my heart
it does not beat
like normal hearts do,
but i know for sure
that this peculiar heart of mine
beats just for you.
age doesn't matter to a heart
Hazel grey
Such a terrible word
Shatters you into a million pieces
Takes every ounce of you
before being uttered
Takes you within a hair's breadth of the target
And then kicks you miles away
Makes you question the stars
Even when it was your fault all along
Creeps up in your mind
at the middle of the night
Like a robber
Leaving you behind to search
your hallways for answers
I was almost there
I was almost there and yet not.
my heart pulses to the beat
of the low fire burning in my chest

it's taken months to stoke this flame
and yet still it is little more than heated stones

through rain and wind i fought
ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย  my arms and soul are weary
but the fight won't be taken from me yet
Flower C
Heaven rained on me,
I breathed in the petrichor,
Bathed in the downpour.
I have sinned,
So destroy me,
With your rain.
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
Until the end of time.
Ashley S
I did nothing wrong.
Why do I have the punishment?
Separated, outcast, cast aside.
Too inconvenient for acknowledgment.

Parties continue, pictures are taken.
I have been erased.
Wounded and broken, but instead of comfort:
"Why are you bleeding all over the place?"
Why must the victim pay for the crime?
day 2

my world has felt like
it has crashed around me
so many times
that there is no dramatic reaction
to the pain that pools from my chest

as the storm tangles her claws in my hair
And rakes me across her bony spine
I stoop down to collect the pieces
broken, shattered , and rough
and tuck them quickly down my sleeve
I rebuild the same frame and heartbeat
The same breath and the same stretch marks

The puzzle fits together snugly enough
For the audience not to notice its cracks.
I rested my feet on deck
and took a gaze above.
Behind me were clouds of trail,
released from ship's exhaust.
As the sun hid shelter
on the horizon.
The crimson splash
had painted aloft the skyline.
the sky was suffused with day and night.
A surge of dusk breeze blew my head.
Memories from the past wandered my mind.
In a blink of an eye I realizedโ€”
I'm not over you.
Betrayed! Jilted love
Helter skelter memories
Tainted allurement
Summer heat burns grass
The same colour as the frost.
Withered in extremes.
There is a balance our seasons are missing. New records in the winter, new records in the summer, fewer days of spring and fall. The result is the same.
The wind is blowing;
It's cold;
I'm cold;
I'm freezing to death;
I need warmth.
your name is
forbidden in
my mouth
or in my heart
because when
i think about

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
unholy ghost
from the wrist

i tried
i tried
to write
to you

i swear
i tried -

i'm sorry
will never
be enough

will never
close the

the blades
never sever
the ache

the pen
carves anything
but your
and they never knew
they were lost stars,
building their empires
after many lost wars.
Catnip Lily
In your nothingness, I found you
In my nothingness, you discovered her
Leaving me to grief losing you
With such heavy heart I let you go
Only to meet you often in my dreams
A dream where you are a part of my being.
I find it amused to see a person changed upon discovering a new someone. Letting them go may be best for everyone.
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.
Mom sang God Bless America
while Dad was away in โ€˜nam
Jesus Loves Me too
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