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 612° 
Sophia
" Cut yourself"

Just a cut
Just a scratch
"What's that mark?"
"It was the cat."
Just an excuse
Just a lie
"What's with all the bracelets?"
" Just fashion, why?"
Just a tear
Just a scream
" Why were you crying?"
"Just a bad dream."
But it's not just a cut, or a tear, or a lie
It's 'just one more' until you die
this poem is about me
 530° 
Varsha Kar
From here to you I say
Writing is your healing,
Never let it get away.
The community of lovers, hurts, addicts, wonderers & wanderers.
 451° 
Jay
I believe in love,
Because
You delivered me and fed me.
I believe in trust,
cause when others gave me poison, you
reminded me to fall to my knees and ask god for mercy and grace
I believe in peace,
cause like water;
You soothe me.
I believe in loyalty,
because it’s a law in our code.
I believe in family,
Because of your love, honesty, and loyalty is
Unmatchable and unquestionable.
 326° 
Maddy
Empty yellow legal lad lines
Computer screen blinking
Begging for a word
Better still a line
Your muse left town destination unknown
Yet the words flow like wine
Sometimes miserable
Other ones sublime
You hit delete
Play waste paper basketball
Then it falls into place
It’s grace
It moves the reader
Poet’s lament

[email protected]
 301° 
Eddie
when we're healthy
we forget we get ill

when we love
we forget heartbreak

when we breathe
we forget we choke

when we're alive
we forget we die

please,
cherish every moment
#mortality
 273° 
Trevor Doughty
What exactly
is the point
of all this?

To eat
To sleep
To ****
To work
and repeat
for
the following days

The occasional smile
to break the mundane

The daily monotony
is but a realization

So we sleep
we sleep the
nights away
and repeat
for
the following days

Wash away the days pain
with a swig of whisky

The point of
all this, you ask?

is to repeat
each day until
your final breath
depletes the
one chance
you had at
all of this…
Another day. Another day. Another day.
Thanks for reading.
 250° 
Eno
One can only go so far
In explaining themselves
Before we realise
We have lost our audience
Sometimes they were never receptive to listening in the first place
They were only waiting to argue against you
To project their own fears and experiences onto you
To put you on the back foot so they feel more in control
Of you
Unable to believe in themselves
They turn to external stimuli
For evidence that they will remain
In a "strong and stable" environment
 240° 
Orion Lesneski
You think I will be jealous,
To see another guy climb up your trellis,
But what you don’t see,
I don’t care how you’ll be.
 222° 
Elisabeth Meyer
Writing is my safety night,
That I abandon far too often,
In the fear of finding answers
Of the inevitable truth hidden,
Behind the well protected walls,
One would call anxiety
 214° 
Cody Smith
Tens are all I hear when you talk
Conversations with a robot
You don't speak Chinese
Philosophically
You might be a zombie
You're no evidence
of artificial intelligence
Are you even there?
I think therefor I am
I think you're not a man
You're running out of ram
I'm running out of steam
do diesel engines dream?

(of V-8 powered sheep)
 208° 
Yggy
I spent all this time
waiting for forgiveness,
Yet it was I
who needed to let go.
 190° 
Sehar
just because the star-
fish can grow its arms back does
not mean it didn't hurt.
______________

even though scars heal
and wounds fade it doesn't mean I
will forget the pain.
haiku.
 175° 
B J Truax
She was a throw away girl.
The one that was used.
She was a throw away girl.
So many times abused.
She was a throw away girl.
 162° 
Aleena
I admit
For the first time
In my life
That I am not
Fine

My legs, frozen
My hands unable to stop shaking
All while,
My heart keeps on racing
And racing

I have never felt
so vulnerable
So weak
So afraid
So unlike myself

After 24 hours
Of not breathing,
And keeping everything
Bottled up inside

It all comes out
In tears
from my eyes
Im going through a lot right now. And just don’t feel like myself.
 142° 
Nard Wolfe
If words could make your heart skip a beat, then I would write 10,000 poems and 10,000 more.

Because describing love is more than 10,000 ways.

All the roses and its thorns are intertwined, but it tells the story of one.
You.
 140° 
Krissi Micka Dees
I spent my days waiting for you
searching
searching the crowds
for your face
I stopped breathing
the moment
you recognized me,
as you captured my soul
with your gaze
This was what it was like, the day we knew we were in love.
 138° 
abs
i've had a dream -
a small dream, but a dream nonetheless
to have an outlet of
my heart's desires

i saved and saved
and thought and bought
and worked hard for
my heart's desires

a building was sought,
bought and decorated.
my heart smiled triumphantly
"now open"
 105° 
David P Carroll
I love you sweetheart,
It's true love
Between me and you,
My heart sings
And beats for your love...
I'm smiling loving you....

I love you sweetheart,
I love holding you....
Gazing into your
Beautiful bright eyes...
I fall in love with you,
Every time.....

Ever warm touch from you
Makes my heart beat
Truly for you......
True Love
 100° 
Alia
Poison
You are flooded with poison
Some claim so is your namesake
The goddess of love

It is ironic, don’t you think?
That a planet we can never walk on
Without suits and equipment and protection
Is named after love
Venus, you don’t love us humans, do you?

And as the poison fills your air
I wonder, oh Venus, if you even know it hurts us
Maybe you just tried to create an environment that humans could live in
After all, we are not all that pretty ourselves
 100° 
FloydBrandon
You’ll never know love so strong,
Or much,
As the things that fit in your palms,
Wider than galaxies,
Brighter than stars in our eyes,
Wonder of skies,
When gravity’s a force you can touch
but you’re scared you could break it,
And love’s so real you can’t fake it.
My second daughter was born yesterday and she’s more perfect than my words can describe. Love ya to bits Bright Eyes.
 96° 
Sarah Spencer
You see the slump in my shoulders
the way I carry myself
the burdens of boulders
that threaten my health.

When you ask what's wrong
I pull up my guard
don't want your pity or sad song
won't tell you why life's hard.

So if you want to know
I'll bottle it inside
wrap up all remains in a black bow
and tell you I'm fine.
जो हमे नामंजूर है वो कसूर बार बार करते हो,
प्यार हमे है तुमसे, और तुम गेरों से आंखे चार करते हो
भूल जाते हैं हम भी गीले शिकवे सारे,
जब तुम मुस्कुराते हो, और कहते हो के हमे प्यार करते हो
 92° 
Chelsea
Someone asked me to draw
Draw what heartbreak looks like
I finally got tired of drawing a broken heart
And I started drawing you
 92° 
Shin
A bad man stared me in the eye with a punctured gaze.
Oh god whatever shall I do.
Oh god whatever shall I say.
Mother wished me a happy birthday.
Father wished me good luck in my journey.
Brother sisters please just utter my name.
My wife, my beautiful wife, will we ever be the same?

I don't want to take that bullet.
I don't want to fry my brain.
I don't want to sing the chorus.
I don't want to be so lame.
 91° 
A
one day
i might forget
the things you did
to me

and one day
i might not hate you
anymore

but when that day comes
i’m afraid
i might love you
all over again

a.g
 79° 
Evan
Smiling in delight.

Smiling in sorrow.

What's the difference?

You can't tell.
Do you think a girl could love a boy who writes for her a million poems?  That's what I plan to do.
 69° 
Anya
Today my friend told me
I was acting strange
I gave her the
excuse
of a sugar high
But really,
...
I was just being
myself
 68° 
Thomas Moore
I missed you,
Without you I didn't know what I was doing,
I lost myself in a bottle too afraid to face my music,
What have I become?
Alone with my demons starring down the barrel of a gun,
Poetry my love, she picked me up and rested the voices in my head,
Never left my side when life left a man for dead...
 64° 
sydney
i laugh at the irony
that love broke my heart.
 59° 
Diksha Prashar
There was time, I was too gone
Only negativity I pronounced
So deep in my misery
Forgot about the people
I can count on
Wounded from the unseen battles
No voice to protect my crown
No solitude to lie down
Judgemental eyes, feeding from your cries
Blazing flames,
Burning your sage
Ashamed to carry
The scars you attained
Forbidden yourself from, mingling game
There was time, I was to gone
To call myself sane
 58° 
Amanda Jane
mental illness is the
most expensive thing
i've ever owned but
never wanted
05/30/2016
 57° 
The Red Woman
for years
i’ve been eating
without tasting
 54° 
Mandy Turner
Your friendship
has calmed the storm that ravaged inside.
Your love
has extinguished the fire in my head.
Your laughter
has evaporated the tears in my eyes.
All that remains is calmness
Thankyou.
 54° 
MARGA
i haven't known you that long
so i wasn't thinking of what could go wrong.
i liked all of you verily
thought we'd be more than friends happily.

but you were a scoundrel,
one i did not know too well.
you were a fabulist,
deceit is what you always insist.

i guess i was just too naive
in you i continued to believe.
now the red flags are waving at me,
telling me to go and fly free.
 50° 
A Poet's Voice
the pen is my needle
the words are my drug
the parchment, my vein
my name is bill hughes
and i am a poetry addict
 46° 
Audrey
A poet is no more than a person
A mother
A daughter
A lover  
Someone needing release
Or someone needing to recover


It’s the art they create when that ball of ink or stick of led dances on the canvas they so perfectly prepared.
And when the end result and their purpose become perfectly paired.
 45° 
Noni Winters
I stumbled upon you
Like a child
that finds a pretty stone

Bewildered by your presence
I sat and admired
Counting your cracks
Caressing what makes you glitter

You stood infront of me
Bold and beautiful
Like nothing I'd ever seen

And as you gave me your attention
I think I misconstrued your intentions

I wanted to put you in my pocket
But you said no

So there you sit
Perfectly unpolished
A love

I can only visit
 38° 
Lilah

as she trudged up the mountain
        ^
      / \
    /     \
  /         \
/             \
victory pulsing through her veins

badum badum badum badum

her eyes set intently on the peak

a deathly stare

she knew she could do anything

anything at all

she was anything but meek

this world is not for the meek
The line “this world is not from the meek” I took from a poem I wrote last school year called “Story of a Lonely Bird”.
 38° 
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.
 38° 
Jack
I'm jealous of the rain
It gets close to you
Closer than I ever will
It touches your skin
It combs your hair
It comes when you're sad
It stays when you're happy
I love you but you don't love me
So I say
I'm jealous of the rain
Sorry I haven't written anything as of late. I have been really busy with school. I really hope you enjoy.
Edit: thanks for the comments the original song is Jealous by Labirinth
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