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Hazel or green,
I can't decide what's looking back at me
and if it's full of
fear or wonder,
or something in between
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.
Niesha Radovanic
The town of the grateful yet,
soon to be dead,
receive one last glance of the universe.
The radiant truth stills voices
and tranquilizes breath.
Eleven fireballs illuminate the moondust sky.

The grim sapphire hills wicket the town.
Is this the way to heaven?
This is the way to the stars.
The black tree's hair is a moussed flame,
a pin-point on the absent map.
An imaginary itinerary to starry night.

The orange crescent moon sings
lullabies to a silent town,
trapped in Bardo.
As the wailing spirit of death
slurps the brilliance from the stars.

Eleven stars, eleven souls.
Soothed gratefully to death
on a starry night.
My therapist told me
Exercise would make me happy
So why are there tears in my eyes
As I run away from my problems
Christina L
i still talk about you like im coming home to you
i still act like ill see you later
i still mention your name in all my conversations
i still think about you in everything i do

i still wish you were my boyfriend
what is perceived as peace
is only the calm before a storm
when it is least expected
taken by surprise
tears flow down
like a waterfall
I had always been
Afraid to dance.
What if
I looked silly
Or if someone watching
Joined in and performed
At a higher level.
How could I keep
Dancing after?
But now, that I
Am the last person
Remaining in the
Universe, all I can
Do is Dance, and cry.
Carmen Jane
My fangs grew overnight
And when I tried to hide my smile
It poked my lower lip
From it, a bit of blood dripped,
It tasted sweet.

I walked over arched bridges at night
The ones, that mold around the moon light,
My fangs were longing for a match
To graze your lips, your mouth to touch.
On you, to latch.

The knock woke me from my deep sleep,
I heard some kids say trick or treat,
I realized it's Halloween!
I gathered candy from under couch
I didn't need my plastic fangs
I had my own and the costume matched...
Syd Hafner
I’m running out of steam
You’ve overestimated me,
and I’m tired of people who dare
to look at me

Don’t twist your tongue,
let me stop you right now
I’m tired of you and all the people
I’ve let down
Inverted Soul
Living with my misleading
and false reality
with concerns of anxiety
skipping and spinning
just to fabricate
the incorrect
theories motion on
to find that
forever is just nothing
cold and motionless
coupled with reasons
and ideations
just to enter
the madness of the mind
advancing to agitation
with no direction to be known......
The oceans, the sky,
The landscapes, the raindrops,
The seas, the vision and..
The human heart!
Madison Greene
I like to dance in the light of all the fires I started
just so the flames can wince at the sound of my laughter
just so what once burned me can see me now
BJ Donovan
I pull the shade down and turn blind eyes
       to the city's darkness. No one even cares.
       It's hard to live in Baltimore anymore.
       We can't buy our way out. We do best we can.
       City's dying after all. Blood's everywhere
       and death's smell corrupts every surface.
       Fools party in the harbor and pay a price
       whitey never understands. Anger seethes.
I wait
I sit and wait
Nothing comes
Nothing goes
Empty and alone
I still wait
I still sit and wait
Still nothing
Still nothing comes
Still nothing goes
Still empty and alone
I'm heartbroken
Concrete split open
I can't breath right now
But I'll be alive tomorrow
I woke up with sunshine in the morning
Blinds wide open
I crawled my way through the window
Please hurry
I can't make it to my bed
There's only a few more feet left to go
My legs won't work anymore
But I'll be alive in the morning
I'm still heartbroken
Concrete's still split open
But don't you worry 'bout me
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.
Samantha Starr
my mind has become a burning city
there’s no escape
the smoke is taking over
whispering lies
filling my mind with all these dreadful memories
not even the firefighters can extinguish it now
overwhelmed by all the trauma in my life
all i can do is hide
someone come and save me from this wildfire
that wants to take my life
Jim Davis
Stop fighting against
The brightening light
Surrender all to love

©  2019 Jim Davis
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".
keeps getting shorter
while i
keep getting older

Di Verce
I can't find the rhyme in all my reason
I've lost sense of time and all seasons
Feel I've been beaten down
By the words of men who have no grounds
Can't sleep beneath the trees of wisdom
When your ax has cut the roots that feed them
Forked tongues in bitter mouths
Can drive a man to bleed from inside out
What if you did?
What if you lied?
What if I avenge?
What if eye for an eye?
To teach the fools who rule a lesson or two
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.
it’s like that.
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!!
If I pulled up a chair,
could I sit with myself?
If pain was a color...
Hers would be three shades darker than black.
Cause after yhu left.
All her twilights became night, but without the moon!
Softer hearts deserve warmth.
When a person gives yhu their all... Please Cherish t.
I long for your touch like a family reunion.
Because sometimes,
paper is the only one
who listens.
You have chosen a clear night
under a medley of stars,
to undergo gestation over the barren field of what used to be your skin
and your old way of life.
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.
Kody dibble
I miss you
Like the rain misses the blood in my veins

You know they say we are made mostly of water
I drown in you

She watches darkness
I see the light in you

I live in you
Petty phrases and lifeless eyes
I want to
love you.
really really
do. rather you
pushing            me                a w a y.
sheila sharpe
All that there is
of goodness
and of love
and of warmth
and of light
can be seen in the smiles
that you give to me
every hour
of every day
of every night
love; caring
Her tears fell
Leaving stains on his shoulders
He didn't wipe them away
caught a smile
of you in
my mind today,

and it was
like my last
memory of

was happening
right before
my eyes.

and everything
in life
was pure,

and  the kiss
upon your
lips was
just for

and all
my souls
fell into

and the
clouds in
the sky
were everything
in my eyes.

and you
in my

and love
was old
and it was

and my soul
was sky
and you took
me with you.

today and
all of
our days
that might

and it was
easy to
see everything
in me

is you...
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