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Yue Wang Yidhna
What do I chase
If I must one day
Take leave from


It doesn't just disappear
It's always there
Regardless of dreams
Or otherwise

Regardless of
The awareness of
if ever

you don’t


like you have a home,

pull me close,

wrap your arms around me,

rest your head on my chest,

close your eyes,

and feel the warmth of the fireplace

resonating from within my heart.
Callie Richter
i believe love will find me again,
but i'm not convinced it'll be happily
ever after.

- i don't believe in fairytales
It hurts to know
It hurts to see

That you have replaced me
That you have past me

I am happy for you, that you moved on
I am happy for you, that you have found someone new

I told my brother
I told my sister in law

That I am not well
That I am suicidal at times

It was a relieve to tell
It was painful to see

Silence fell when I told
His eyes turned into water when I told

A river of tears was streaming down
But it didn't weight him down

To tell me, to let me know, he is there for me
He loves me, he will be here with me

I am grateful that he is here
He wants me to be here

Time is all I needed I said
Time is the hardest thing to let pass by

I told myself I can do this
I told them I can do this

So I will do this, I will see it through
So I can do this, just because I said so
How lucky you are to be written about
shaped by someone else’s words
that you affected them so deeply
they had to write you out of their system.
Merna Ketana
Would you spend the night and talk?

Tell me secrets, maybe walk?

Laugh around and share my air,

Show me someone could still care?

Fix the bruises on my back,

They are painful, turning black,

Save my soul from leaking out?

I can't keep myself about..
ting is
your           life
thro             ugh
a ne           edle
and         if
you sew
Neychard Charles
I’m a young lady
Surrounded by a judges society
Represents occasionally
Loves with loyalty
A queen in royalty
Hidden anxiety
A unique personality
Struggles in life are reality
Lessons are shown biblically
Living in prosperity
Maybe your jokes aren't that funny..
But I laugh anyway..
So now you think you have got the way to my heart...
Maybe I modify the thoughts in my head..
When I tell you what I like..
So now you think you can certainly make me happy...
Maybe I dont miss you that much...
When I tell you my feelings resonate with that melody..
But now you think I think of you most of the time...
Daniel Ruiz
I'm here sitting
the smell of coffee runs through
my veins,
some music i probably will forget
in a few years arguing with
the thought of you,

But I'm here,
I'm here,
writing about what's happening

pretty boring huh?

i call myself a poet
but i can't use high metaphors,

i call myself a poet
but i can't describe fully
how you make me feel

i call myself a poet

but what am i?

I'm just a kid
scared of life
finding new ways to cope
searching for someone to love,
not holding unto my dreams
how can i choose with my mind
what's right for the heart to choose.

and you see?
don't you see?

don't worry i can't either

i can't see how great i am
i can't see how other people see me
i wish i could.

i want to believe this was a dream
a nightmare at that.

But at last.
I'm here wishing that in another life
i could be with you,
maybe in other deaths,

i crave your touch,
i crave you..
with coffee waking up my senses
like a kid in summer waking up early
to go play with his friends.

i wish things were different,
so i wouldn't have to wish.
ethan gaskill
if it's real enough to ask yourself,
you probably are
i don't particularly like the answer, but i can't deny the truth forever
Broken Cardinal
You lit up my world like a
Quick strike of a match,
Illuminating everything yet
Fast consuming anything.
I can't believe I fell so fast
Again and so I
Watch from afar
The still singeing debris.
At the core of it
Lies your crumpled blackened body,
Poised perfectly to a
Tempting degree.
I don't think you quite get how much I
Smile when I see your face, and so
It broke me when I saw you with his.
There is a certain comfort
in some uncertainties.
the fear we seek is what we ignore
the fear we have for the people we love to hate
and love to love
a mirror loves to capture our faces but not what's behind the eyes
your love is what i see flood into mine
and though the look of your reflection is a bit scary to me at first because i haven't been in love for quite some time
the sound of your voice and the care that you give breaks the mirror
i have imaginary feelings for your reflection
and real feelings for what's behind your eyes.
elle jaxsun
i always have
the urge to run.

but what is it like
to be a tree?

to be confident enough
to root yourself
and grow with
wild abandonment,
being unapologetically

i'm still running,
but i wish i knew.
Patches of Thought
I have stumbled
I have fallen
With an empty soul
A heart and mind
searching for a way
I saw your hand
Reaching out to me
Unsure, nothing to lose
I took it
You picked me up
Now we walk together
As you hold my hand
You guide me along my way
You whisper to me
Follow me and you will know the truth
Finding my way with God. Searching for peace for my spirit and soul.
Mother cries all day
Yet she hides the tears away
Whenever I'm near
If we danced in the moonlight?
If it was deep inside the forest?
If we both weren't breathing?
If we were both faking just for fun?
If we could find a way?
Would you dance with me?
for the first time
since the last time
i think i stopped missing you
Little did she know,
I love her
and the chaos
in her heart.
I jog left to miss Dennis the Menace's grave marker in George Wil-
son's marble orchard, that sways as a componental memorial to 944
trillion molecules below the low cap of L.B.J.'s elemental sink-trap.
I know of beauty in the need of praise
For her own view of self does view defect
And cannot dream that eyes adore her glaze,
That needn't the sun nor light to gift effect.
The social sites appear to worsen her;
Perfection shown does taunt the blemished seen
Her radiance a - glow then turns to blur,
Until that youth becomes what has then been.
Tho' shyness plagues me, ink from mine can't shy
If she this sonnet read, rewrites her eyes,
Then she to her own beauty can't deny,
And I, her sonneteer maintain disguise.

Tho' if nearby she reads from this aloud
Then may just may, she'll glance me out a cloud.
You promised
Freedom, safety, peace
Terror's all I see
An elfchen challenge I did on Instagram the other day.
Word prompt was LIAR.
Ariana Bagley
I love him
I tell myself
I know that
We will be together forever
I don’t believe that
We could be separated
My thoughts tell me that
He’s the love of my life
Sometimes my heart lies and says
I could live an eternity
Without him
Like my friends say
“We’re perfect for each other”
And you can’t tell me
He’s not the one.

Now read from bottom to top.
Chloe Allison
these days all I do is cry
even when I want to be happy.
all I have ever wanted is to feel okay.
right now, I sit in bed and they roll down my face.
save me from my tears.
It is pouring outside, and I can feel the restlessness of rain drops to kiss the ground
Today is a day of peculiar bliss.
Of undue and novel joy.
A casual quiver of happiness
has unexpectedly been deployed.
Floating, fleeting and airy
A dandelion puff in a breeze
I smile as I relish the stillness
Of a once racing mind, now at ease.
Darina Forgacova
There is nothing on other planets
Only dust, sand and gases.
There is so much on the Earth
Water, plants, animals and people.
Why? Do you have an answer?
From where it came? For what reason?
Will we have an answer someday?
Science has not all answers yet.
What does say your fantasy?
Earth is miracle. Do you know that now?
If your poem touches at least one person's heart, then it becomes more than a poem
I am wandering around aimlessly
Feeling like a failure, disappointment
So easily hurt by the realities of the world
With so much pain and suffering
Is it normal to be happy?
I am the paradigm of a girl who looks like she has everything, but feels she has nothing
They said,
"The most beautiful art is
looking into someone's eyes
when they talk about the
things they love.
And I said,
"Or looking at someone you love.
Or maybe, just maybe,
by looking at the mirror
is the most beautiful art
anyone should appreciate."
Appreciation post for myself; for you and for everyone as well. You deserve more than the world has to offer.
I will watch your whites turn pink, because I put my red sock in your laundry
out of spite
what better revenge
Despite the way I try
I cannot help it
I like every little thing about you
I can't help falling in love with you
have you petted our

private matter--holed up

in a recess wet with

my essence?
Tanay Sengupta
Rain on me,
For I have been longing to be free.
Lost in my world, needlessly.

Rain on me,
For I am too tired and I need sleep.
This world is a herd and I cannot be its sheep.

Rain on me,
And show me the way.
This place is empty and I cannot stay.

Rain on me,
It has been too long.
I am sick and tired of pretending to be strong.

Rain on me,
I want to see the lightning pierce the sky.
As the thunder roars and the clouds fly.

Rain on me,
Let the winds take my mind to another land.
No one needs to know and no one needs to understand.

Tanay Sengupta, Copyright © 2018. All Rights Reserved.
I came up with this while I was watching the rain from my window, a few days back. I hope you like it.
i do not believe in god
but i do believe in poetry
and for me
maybe poetry is prayer
and the universe
is an unwavering ear
in the shape of a god
"How are you?"

"I’m fine."

fine, fine like mother’s china,
breaking with a touch.
fine, fine like a fair maiden,
for whom only tragedy awaits.
fine, like the thread of life,
flimsy and anxious.
I’m fine,
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