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 580° 
Jo Pietersen
the wrong one
will find you in peace
and end up leaving you in pieces

only the right one
can find you in pieces
and guide you to peace
 409° 
nightdew
you you you
my mind is clouded of you.

and it’s suffocating me to the
point where i can no longer breathe.

but i just wish you could reciprocate
these crushed emotions that flutter

through my heart and pound on my
ribcage like a wild animal.
the feels
 370° 
Annette
i arrived at my new destination

the neighbours are kind
the couplets are neat
and the stanzas are in full bloom

i unpacked my feathered pen
my words
and a sparkling white sheet

thank you that you understood
why i left you and your
soulful whispers behind

i should have left my heart and my mind

the constant fights!
‘you set him free!?’
‘good… it’s appropriate to be

just friends!’

sigh…
it never ends!

i miss you so much
please stay in touch…

Me.
 351° 
Michelle
Once upon a time
I loved you more than life
the feelings were returned
and you made me your wife
Then you fell away
your eyes being to stray
So I went my way
Now here we are today

I love u more than life
And miss you more than air
Always thinking how it might be
If we were still a pair
Our pepper would feel better
Our son would still be free
We'd prolly have a little doggy
And I would still be me
 316° 
cat
i’ve lived for so long already
feels like i’m already dead
 303° 
Ashly Kocher
When I feel
A bit of anxiety
I close my eyes
Take a deep breath
Go to my happy place...
Hearing the music
Shocks my heart
Relaxes my mind...
My happy place is
Dance
 299° 
Zywa
For their family,

dead people are the same size –


as in their lifetime.
"De onverwachte rijkdom van Altena" ("The unexpected wealth of Altena",
2019, Jan van Mesbergen)

Collection "Being my own museum"
 250° 
Najla
The night came in
and devoured me
like a crow
devours its prey

A dark cloud has
hid the sun, and
convinced me that
I wasn’t going to live

Although I can’t see it,
the glittering sun
is still there to kiss my skin
and remind me I exist
 250° 
Butch Decatoria
Silence is golden
The golden truth,
The mouth does not listen.
Seeing is not believing
When it's the heart
Where the soul weeps.
Falling to become tears
Overcome by absolute
Love.
Golden
Heart
Be true.
(Not silent)
 233° 
Khoi-San
I don't do the dishes
I won't even try
My relationship with the world
is tied to a lie
Donald Duck
 220° 
Jet
enamorate de ti misma
y tendras un romance para el resto de tu vida
un amor eterno
 172° 
youcancallmesierra
outcast
they say
go away
with their eyes
those looks
will always be louder
than their words
do they meet in secret
to plan my demise
or are they perfectly evil
on a whim
social situations
have never been
my strength
but this
this is not on me
is it?
 163° 
BJ Donovan
We die on crisp sheets as if
  we are the newborn corpses.
  yesterdays children gone now
  we never rise from the dead
  that's a catholic fairy tale
  I'm too old to believe now.
 132° 
izzn
tryna mess up my mind
with cheesy things like
"I think you're the one".
 129° 
Simpleton
My lover he is shameless
He gifted me a watch
But spends his time with someone else
 120° 
mercy party
trying to make sense
of what just happened
kneeling close to you,
i lived
 112° 
james m nordlund
San frontieres, a twig of poetree,

topological, roots and wings,

once more to the breach,

dancing betwixt ears, ungestured, bays,



I'd be as a mayfly, only alive a day,

rather than as long as an eagle flies, not whying.

Fathoming delves ley lines realizing increasing

wingspan, height of flight, intensity of sunlight.
Gotta have hearth.  Standing is my life, and I never died   :)   reality
 109° 
Thomas Moore
You plus me equaled one,
We multiplied and had a daughter and a son,
You subtracted yourself from me and the division of our family was done...
 98° 
sepehr
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Intoxicated Kiss
Poem by Col Muhammad Khalid Khan
Intoxicated kiss activated from pore to pore
In the process I was no more and she was no more
In that state of ecstasy many venues to explore
Every beautiful part was wonderful to explore

Her eyes were shimmering with light so pink
What a love call was to blink and to sink
Those were like wine cups to drink and drink
The heart was to sing and mind was to think

Like a beautiful dawn she was to spread light
We were but one like a colorful flying kite
From moment to moment it was so sweet and bright
At the edge of eternity we aspire more height

Col Muhammad Khalid Khan
Copyright 2019 Love Remains
 73° 
Jade Lima
I don’t understand this chaotic web.
It’s nothing but lies and sins and I’m left hanging by a thread.
Why am I in the middle of this petty crossfire?
What do you people even do when things get dire?
As I witness the hate it feels like there’s no escape.
All of my life is a petty charade.
What’s the point of feeding on the weak?
All for your selfish wants for your “evil” and greed.
How many peoples lives will you all tear apart at the seams, until any of you realize it’s just a form of slavery?
 72° 
aisha
you asked me why
I like you even when you're drunk
and I said,
"because when you're drunk
you're a little bit clingy
and I'm a little bit in love"
to Ben
for when you stumbled upon the stairs with rosy cheeks and dreamy eyes into my arms
 63° 
Traveler
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
Hay
No matter who you are
You have my deepest respect
I love you all!!

Welcome aboard newbies!!!

Who said explanation marks were merely laughing at your own joke?!

Actually my grand daughter gave me this poem!
 56° 
colorfulSmoke
I'm sorry that I find you so beautiful.
Your golden hair falls in curls,
our hearts beat as my life's blood swirls.
I see
a radiant smile,
the cutest dimples.
Such beauty could make me cry.

Sometimes we catch a glimpse from afar,
my heart melts
in warmth
as I look away
shy.
 54° 
Gyuwon
19
Everywhere that I see
Are people filled with glee
But "balance is the key"
So the sorrows, they come to me
 53° 
Bilbil Beqiri
Do not be angry with me
For I will come to you soon
Without the help of the moon
Sky roads are impossible to see
 52° 
Dania
Sometimes I just don't
Pretend to understand how
Amazing you are
be kind to those who express themselves
 51° 
Carla
No matter what religion,
Or what race,
Or what name,
Or what face.

Through all the torture,
Through all the hate,
In the end we all,
Meet the same fate.
 50° 
Chris Saitta
She walked out of the watercolor storm of a fresco
Like a cowl-bound form in a light drizzle of rain,
Her mosaic tiles of ancient lovers’ eyes, ceramic-borne,
Just as her hips held the curves of the urn, kiln-fired,
The coiled heat of Greece still stinging through her flesh.

For her, the treetops had been the summoners of storm,
In kind, she poured down the wet grove of her hair, electral,
Pantheress of humid breath and fanged flair of lightning,
Tamed once in the cloudy cage of Pentelic marble of the Parthenon.

But the world piled dust before her, baiting with its groveled roads,
For her black mullings, much-tasted rain, and heaven’s leaves to fall.
If only the Michelango-to-come had carved the clouds of her
For the light to remain, shining its centuries,
Then maybe the thunder would have been left undone.
 49° 
Robby
Be patient with me
I’m still a work in progress

Somedays I seem put together
But that paint’s not dry just yet

One day I’ll get this right
I’m sorry
 45° 
Steve
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.
 45° 
Saïda Boūzazy
You light me, I light you
Yet, too much light may burn us
From darkness to brightness you turned me
Yet, too much brightness may hurt us
You revive my life, You make it shine
But, shine may once **** us
together forever you say
But, togetherness is not the equal to for evenness
 44° 
The Red Woman
i opened my window
and the wind blew in
turning over a page
telling me
that it was time
to start a new chapter
 44° 
yasmin
I spent most of
my life
acting out
as a cry for
help.

When I finally
gained the strength
to say
"someone please
help me,"
they all just
looked away.
 42° 
zz
You shut the door
And left me in the dark
Like little baby doll
With broken legs and arm

Kept in the secret box
Close to your heart
For other game
Or to repair?
 40° 
Lemona
Love; makes the world go round
Love; a spoonful of poison to one,
a breath of life to another.
Love; such simple complexity,
that has completely eluded me
 40° 
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.
 37° 
Flora Felafel
Pain is inevitable,
Suffering is optional.
The crossroads of success,
Is always constructional.

If we could become tress,
Solid and stoic, deep rooted
In Mother Earth's flesh;
We could stand firm
Through the tempest, unswayed.

But we are only humans.
Covered in darkness.
Hiding behind our fears,
Timidly withdrawing from
The ominous tempest.

So, embrace the fury,
The daunting gales that
Once were scary.
After all, you can't
Stop the waves,
But you can learn to surf.

And even if you sank,
Deeper into the void,
At least you'll drown
Knowing there was
Beauty In The Struggle.
 37° 
Salmabanu Hatim
"I love you"
         Or
"I hate you"
can change somebody's  life.
11/11/2019
 36° 
Akshay
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.
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