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Nat Lipstadt
you kinda cute

just kinda?
she objects,
clearly, a misspoken misadventure,
a compliment

only, kinda?

she kinda further harrumphs
and goes back to a game of solitaire

oh yes, everyone has their own cute,
yours, is kinda yours,
in a kinda cutie way,
don’t ask me to kinda define it,
would be kinda impossible

she drops the sujet and I
pat nat on the back
for his slick escape,
not realizing that he been played,
when she, informed a poem been writ,
said, oh is the kinda poem done then?

1/17/19 900am
If forever
a minute
with you,
I'd spend
every second,
for two.
Truest tell tale thoughts
Endearing entertaining
Well wrought words written
last rainy night
i've exhausted all the words i know
yet i still have a lot of things
that i want to say to you

but it's been so hard
not having to talk to you-
like how we used to
Alaska Young
i wish
can make
the pain
M e l l o
gun in your hands
was fully loaded
you aimed it at my head
pull the trigger I said
i know you will
you fired the gun but
it was my heart you shot instead
Oct. 19
Eva Aloezos
The power of song rang through me,

as I faced the sweltering sun.
she took me by the hand
and lead me through the crowded club
from where the air was stagnant
with uncertainty
into reality
You should not have believed me
when I said I loved you once,
a cruel act of my misleading,
taking Ophelia for a dunce

Flee from me while you're still sane
Cupid's bow flings just a dud,
I am but a Hamlet,
and my words as clear as mud
Jessa M Saquin
What the world doesn't know is
You sometimes linger in my head
What happened taught me more than you could imagine
I cried over that war of pain, I thank you for my brand new me.
sometimes acceptance is key
Sydney Rose
promises mean nothing
when the person you love
breaks them so easily
Stephen S
There is a place
so peaceful
and comforting
that it endlessly warms my heart.

While I am there
I fear nothing.
I hide nothing.
My soul is free.

But this terrible world,
has made it harder and harder
for me to get back to that place.

and I fear it is not long
before I lose the key
for all eternity.
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.
These words are for me,
For I'm the one who's hurting,
I'm just healing myself.
I often wonder why we can't understand other's poems sometimes, but deep down it is the one who writes it knows the value of it.
m h John
maybe we loved each other
most in the fall
because much like us
the flowers were dying
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
No matter who you are
You have my deepest respect
I love you all!!
I love him
I love him
I love him she says

butterflies and rainbows occupy
the imaginations in her head
but he doesn’t need her for the world
to be filled with magic
Because sometimes,
paper is the only one
who listens.
Jim Davis
Stop fighting against
The brightening light
Surrender all to love

©  2019 Jim Davis
Look at the sky,
Feel the dust settle,
Feel the wind between your fingerprints.
Life hurts,
But I'd never give up this earth,
When right now,
It is turning for me.
I wore it again
and people complimented me
they say red is my color
and it suits me.

it's too thick and dark
did I overapply
no, it's the right amount
just enough
to make them think
I'm fine.

I look at myself
in the mirror,
and they're right
red shines on me,
so I applied
another layer,
and another
until my lips felt too thick,
but my eyes still see
the scars beneath it.
My therapist told me
Exercise would make me happy
So why are there tears in my eyes
As I run away from my problems
keeps getting shorter
while i
keep getting older

every time i think someone might actually care...
a person is not born with anger
anger is a build up of pain and disappointment
caused by the people they thought loved them
I wanted to scream
Until I heard the
Whistling in my ear.
I wanted a song
To pair with the freight
Train crashing through
My heart.
I wanted to feel my
Bones shatter
At the impact.

But instead,
I implode
And my lips pull
Into a smile.
"Don’t worry,
I’ll be fine
In a while".
last rainy night
your eyes still look familiar
but the looks they give me now are foreign
Alex Teng
We fell in love by chance,
We stay in love by choice.
Hillary Magee
you look at me
and I at you
shock is what i get
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.
Melinda Barrett
Running away from the best thing ever put in your path
Do us both a favor and make sure you never look back
are the everything
causing me to be

did it
it is all
your fault

forever damaged
full of hate
all for
Our lives are not just ourselves;
For all these human interactions….
make the world feel less isolated.
I am ready
Put this heart to rest
This beast in a cage
Impressed by its courage
Lest we forget its mistakes
Making sure it never neglects
Doesn't dare beat
for someone
that someone I am trying to forget
I think
the world
of us
than we
can offer
this time of year feels like a memory already
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