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no way
you're kidding
that could not be true

yet the more
i think about it
the more she fits you

okay i see you
your motives
and how you roll

glad to see
someone is actually
achieving their goals
I used to think that she was addicted to stress, but later I found out that she just wanted to feel alive. I was waiting for the world to come to me. It did in hubris and exultation. Iโ€™m adrift at sea - itโ€™s a cliche - Iโ€™m on a pre-ordained program headed exactly where Iโ€™m intended to be.
I hate you
But I love you

I love you
But I hate you
So which one is it?
Thoughts collected
Words arranged
Feelings bottled
Emotions served
Am I planning to write a poem
Or dinner date w my within soul

Mayank Garg
Agar zindagi mein kabhi koi musibat ya bura waqt aaye toh hume yaad kar lena ya humse baate share kar lena

Par kabhi aisi harkat mat karna jisse tumhare maa - baap ya parivaar ko suffer karna pade
Han Drew
You we're my sunshine
But then I remembered that the sun doesn't just shine for one person.
Michelle Cronin
In the night so dark and back ,
where shadows hide and goblins play.
The hearts of all black souls do lie,
in shrouds of darkness do they hide.
Webs of lies are spun and plans are hatched
and poisons mixed, by deed and word
beget the evil men and women do.
For money, love, war and greed.
the worst of humanity summed up in darkness that hides in the light of day and often goes unseen.
Andy Chunn
It was the first, and never before
Had flavor exploded, and I wanted more
My partner was dizzy from taste overload
Downing a pint of sweet Rocky Road.

Many a night, while sleeping alone
Iโ€™d drift off to sleep, and dream of a cone
And wonder what it would really be like
The time when you take that very first bite.

Tasting together the scent of each flavor
Ecstasy for each partner to savor.
And then a time of recovery and rest
Knowing that now you have mastered the test.

So go for it, and search the right type
Devour it all, with major delight
Just take the chance, and right it will seem
When you finally taste your first ice cream.
Water of the ocean deep
Filled by tears the angels weep
Deep and cold to shallows warm
Like summers day or winter storm
The seas of earth keep us apart
They stress emotions of the heart
For distance hurts when one you love
Is stranded far from care there of
But build a ship and make a sale
And worry not the awful gale
For no wall of salted water
Can keep me from your fathers daughter
I shall fight and get to you
I shall win and battle through
For you are mine and I am yours
So with a sail or mighty ores
I will get to by your side
With stars to bring me and be my guide
Moments of simplicity wasted not

To make hours of happiness
I mean...
You couldโ€™ve left me at the altar.
It could be worse than this.

Despite my heart dripping through
My broken rib cage...
It could be worse than this.

One day of feeling like Iโ€™m being
Crushed and flattened into mud.
But itโ€™s okay,
Because I refuse to be worse than this.
Iโ€™m getting better. Iโ€™m healing. And Iโ€™m finding myself and self esteem and self love again.
like my midnight dreams
I sleep under the moon
and know the names of each star

when I am awake
the sun burns my skin
and the blue skies drown me

I know I belong to the night
Ashly Kocher
Lure Pot
When I sit on the beach and think of the ocean
The dream comes with the waves and ask me
'what's in my mind, what do I think alone?'

The ocean says to me with the rolling waves
'to get down and to swim in that blue water'
The waves on the beach and I are such friends.

I have also realized, all waves are like siblings
As if they're talking about my hopes.
Again I have started knitting my sweet dreams.

The sounds of ocean waves are singing in my ears
happily in happiness without any request,
Then this time I forget all my loneliness and hurts

I love the sound of the ocean waves
and like the blue water and quicksand,
I melt with the ocean when the wind blows.
cracked path patched
in kintsugi gold
on this desolate detour
i bleed my brooding pen

and i wonder...
if we met in a gorge
between phrases

would you recognize
the dimple in my ink?
waiting amongst them,
bitter smile in the rain, like
cherry lip gloss pain
The sea reflects a silver trail
To that vast starry envelope
An unrequited yearning
Jesse stillwater
Healing leaves are now disrobed branches
on the edge of this wilderness.
Many tall Douglas Fir stand sentinel
over 100 foot tall amazing grace โ€” the fleeting leaves
expose the beauty of the moss clad scaffolds
adorned with a lime-grey lichen lace
Nature is my refuge โ€” solid ground to stand
in this harmony and peacefulness.

Jesse Stillwater โ€” December 2018
Left as a comment yesterday, mused by "Healing Leaves" by Reena Sharma:
stretch over lifetimes,
as if all the clocks in the world
ย ย ย ย ย ย  wore themselves out โ€”

and certain mornings
i shapeshift

i create different molds for myself
to fit into
i do not know why i must change
but i do know it helps.

the scissors clip and
my hair floats as fallen feathers
towards the base of the sink

i wake up only to
not recognize the girl in the mirror
and greet her w a smile.

she is
and there are so many worlds
she wishes she was exploring.

i wish i could help her.

but all i do is hurt her,
and i do not know where to
asking for her forgiveness.
I held a yellow balloon
My favourite one.
I look at it.
It was so pretty and I really love it.
So I made the strings longer
And slowly let go
Saying goodbye yellow
I watch as it went up slowly
And it finally left me and went up in the sky
My yellow balloon made me to let go of everything.
And start anew
Whats gone is gone.
I realise letting of doesn't mean its the end.
Elliot J
No more,

No more leaving the heat
No more indulgingย ย in altered visions
No more fallacies played on repeat
No more ideas fuelled by unjust cohesions

No more higher voices over subjects characterised by ignorance
No more judgements given in the dark
No more cares given to things of no significance
No more enragements lit by a meagre spark.

No more wretched decisions
No more storms of pensive dust
Instead learn from past collisions
To cleanse my soul I must.

-Elliot J.
If my fate is to love you
From a distance
Then I'll burn for you
Like a star in your night sky
Bright, steady, reliable
Until the end of time.
Chuck Kean

ย ย ย ย  Love to some is nothing more
Than a story, that which is mythical
Some say love is real and falling
In love can be purely magical

The attraction to someone
At first glance can be purely physical
But we must look beyond this
For true love, as this can be critical

For if we fall in love with the wrong
One, than love can be parasitical
And to our hearts this type of love
Can be dangerous and even apocalyptical

Iโ€™m not a modern day Spock or Vulcan
But love would seem to not be logical
But love is real and very powerful
Finding the right love can be rhythmical

So in your search for love be aware
That love is far from predictable
And also be aware that the power
Of love is ultimately irresistible

I tell you though not to guard your heart
For safety but instead do the reciprocal
And when you find true love
Know that itโ€™s far from whimsical

Written By:Charles Kean
Copyright ยฉ 07/03/2020
All rights reserved
i never thought that
longing could break apart ribs
but now my heart knows
a haiku about missing her
Chasing clarity but seeking suspense
Chasing love but seeking defence
Chasing freedom but seeking pretence
Chasing life but seeking a fire from incense.
The ever-conflicting needs of heart and mind.
In the words of The Rolling Stones, 'you can't always get what you want'.
We love our artists
Then why do we punish them so much?
Do we think they need more pain
To create
Or does agony just come with the territory?
I would like to be inspired by
A loving ginger touch
Maybe the smell of the sea
Wonderful sights and delightful beauty
But no. They sit us down instead
And force us to feel.
Flower C
Heaven rained on me,
I breathed in the petrichor,
Bathed in the downpour.
I have sinned,
So destroy me,
With your rain.
Of all the drugs I've been inflicting,

your personality has got to be the most addicting.
and they never knew
they were lost stars,
building their empires
after many lost wars.
Moon Cherry
Thereโ€™s a universe inside of you,
But Iโ€™m just a little star.
Once my light is out,
There'll be none of me.
You gaze, admired it, then you close your eyes to sleep. Only to wake for the Sun.
Johnny's Brother
When the man finally stopped
he could, no longer
smell the roses.
Vivian Zems
Be as wise as water
and take the path of least resistance
Be as mean as water
and drown all the sorrows can you find
Be a patient as water
and erode all the mountains over time
Be as loving as water
and leave oases of yourself behind

ยฉ Vivian Zems
๐‘ฎ๐’“๐’Š๐’†๐’‡ ๐’Š๐’” ๐’‚๐’ ๐’‚๐’˜๐’‡๐’–๐’ ๐’‡๐’†๐’†๐’๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ, ๐’†๐’”๐’‘๐’†๐’„๐’Š๐’‚๐’๐’๐’š ๐’Š๐’‡ ๐’”๐’๐’Ž๐’†๐’๐’๐’† ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’…๐’†๐’†๐’‘๐’๐’š ๐’๐’๐’—๐’†๐’… ๐’‰๐’‚๐’… ๐’๐’๐’”๐’•
๐‘ฐ๐’• ๐’˜๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐’•๐’–๐’“๐’ ๐’š๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’˜๐’๐’“๐’๐’… ๐’–๐’‘๐’”๐’Š๐’…๐’† ๐’…๐’๐’˜๐’
๐‘ฉ๐’–๐’• ๐’‚๐’” ๐’๐’๐’๐’ˆ ๐’‚๐’” ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’‰๐’๐’๐’… ๐’…๐’†๐’‚๐’“๐’๐’š ๐’•๐’ ๐’š๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’‰๐’†๐’‚๐’“๐’•
๐’€๐’๐’– ๐’„๐’‚๐’ ๐’‰๐’†๐’‚๐’“ ๐’‰๐’๐’˜ ๐’…๐’Š๐’‡๐’‡๐’†๐’“๐’†๐’๐’• ๐’”๐’๐’–๐’๐’…๐’” ๐’„๐’“๐’†๐’‚๐’•๐’† ๐’‰๐’‚๐’“๐’Ž๐’๐’๐’š
๐‘ฏ๐’๐’˜ ๐’๐’๐’‡๐’•๐’š ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’Ž๐’†๐’‚๐’๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ๐’‡๐’–๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’๐’š๐’“๐’Š๐’„๐’” ๐’Š๐’ ๐’‚ ๐’”๐’๐’๐’ˆ
๐‘ฏ๐’๐’˜ ๐’Ž๐’‚๐’ˆ๐’Š๐’„๐’‚๐’ ๐’‚ ๐’‘๐’†๐’“๐’”๐’๐’'๐’” ๐’‚๐’„๐’• ๐’๐’‡ ๐’Œ๐’Š๐’๐’…๐’๐’†๐’”๐’”
๐’€๐’๐’– ๐’‡๐’†๐’†๐’ ๐’†๐’—๐’†๐’“๐’š ๐’ƒ๐’†๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’‡๐’“๐’๐’Ž ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’๐’๐’˜๐’†๐’”๐’• ๐’‡๐’๐’“๐’Ž ๐’•๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’๐’”๐’† ๐’”๐’๐’‚๐’“๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’‚๐’ƒ๐’๐’—๐’† ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’„๐’๐’๐’–๐’…๐’”
๐‘จ๐’๐’… ๐’‚๐’” ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’Œ๐’†๐’†๐’‘ ๐’š๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’†๐’š๐’†๐’” ๐’๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’”๐’Š๐’๐’—๐’†๐’“ ๐’๐’Š๐’๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ
๐’€๐’๐’–'๐’๐’ ๐’‡๐’Š๐’๐’… ๐’•๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ๐’” ๐’•๐’ ๐’ƒ๐’† ๐’ˆ๐’“๐’‚๐’•๐’†๐’‡๐’–๐’ ๐’‡๐’๐’“
๐‘ป๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ๐’” ๐’•๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’…๐’Š๐’…๐’'๐’• ๐’๐’๐’•๐’Š๐’„๐’† ๐’˜๐’‰๐’†๐’ ๐’†๐’—๐’†๐’“๐’š ๐’•๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’˜๐’‚๐’” ๐’‹๐’–๐’”๐’• ๐’‚๐’” ๐’‘๐’๐’‚๐’Š๐’
๐‘ป๐’‰๐’‚๐’๐’Œ ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐‘ฎ๐’๐’… ๐’‡๐’๐’“ ๐’†๐’—๐’†๐’“๐’š ๐’”๐’‚๐’…๐’๐’†๐’”๐’” ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’‘๐’‚๐’Š๐’
๐‘ฐ ๐’‡๐’๐’–๐’๐’… ๐’†๐’—๐’†๐’“๐’๐’‚๐’”๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’‘๐’†๐’‚๐’„๐’† ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’„๐’๐’Ž๐’‡๐’๐’“๐’•
Jack P
Have you ever liked someone so much you regret meeting them?
your name is
forbidden in
my mouth
or in my heart
because when
i think about

i'll cry a little more,
hurt a little stronger
love a little softer
because you no longer
make me feel sober

i'm drunk on the
memory of you
if only i could chase you with pizza but shots don't work like that
Washed my hands in ***** water
To cleanse my deepest sins
Caught a ride on a dragonfly
Oh, the places Iโ€™ve been
Spent those days in an endless maze
LSD induced
Took my blade and cut my way
Through the issues of my youth

Deaf and blind I knew it all as I shook my angry fist
Clarity met me here at the bottom of lifeโ€™s pit

Do we cross a point of no return
Do we step beyond to live and learn
If evilโ€™s tempted by all thatโ€™s good
Perhaps the scheme is misunderstood
My demon fights for love within
Itโ€™s a consuming flame that never ends

As he threw the silver at their feet
He could taste his bitter wicked deed
It festered in his immortal soul
His beliefs became his greatest foe

ย So dare to put this to the test
And learn to love yourself the best.
Shadows of lost souls roam to and fro or move on.
Iโ€™ve gone through many battles
but never one as exquisitely painful
as the one my body has raged against itself

Itโ€™s just dirt
Itโ€™s not a garden at all
what is a garden without flowers?
all I wanted in this life
was to give life

When you arrived you quickly bloomed
But just as quickly
I lost you
now thereโ€™s a wilted garden inside me
still, it serves as a reminder
of our time together
and the fact that
Iโ€™ll always love you
you inhale tragedies
and exhale poetry
From where do you get your perseverance?
Rupert Pip
Break my bones;
cut my throat.
Pull me open,
learn the ropes.

Breath me in;
taste the fear.
Shank my skin;
stand and cheer.

Kick my head;
let me bleed.
Unbolt my veins;
enjoy the read.

Gouge my eyes;
punch my face.
Wrap me up
in your embrace.
Get to know me like I do you; inside and out.
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