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 560° 
Chandra S
Many times,
You have said vociferously;

......for all success
and in all failure,
faith is the key.

And many times,
I have tried to reason
against the equation
of ritual and religion.

But,
in the fashion world
of materialist-spiritualism,
where majority conforms to modern tradition,
I have often found it convenient
to ignore the dictates of reason
and still more convenient
to believe in the corollary;

......faith is the key.

Therefore,
I have mostly believed,
......in your faith
and in your prayers
......for me.
Inspired by: The subconscious mind which secretly prefers prayer over logic.
 362° 
Atlas
So this is love
 362° 
Klita
Air keeps scampering away
and i'm chasing after it
Running in circles
Around you
Still you don't see me

Im screaming
Thrashing
Begging
But still you don't see me

I'm on my knees
Tugging at my hair
Bloodied fingers
Scratching my skin
But still you don't see me

I've given up
Air escapes me
The light is fading
The back of your head
The last thing I see
 301° 
Mystic Ink Plus
And what if
I say
I know you
Without knowing you
Since ancient time

And what if
I say
I see more than just
You let
Through calming vibes

And what if
I believe
You are one of
The kind
Peace of mind

And what if
I say
What you mean to me
Beside the dreams
And the reality

And what if
There is more to say
Sincerely
Being a dreamer
When you are a dream
Genre: Almost Romantic
Theme: The inspiring soul
 250° 
sophia
“goodbye”
the words crawl from your mouth.
they sound like their on their knees,
begging to be let go.
you tell me there isn’t a point anymore,
but i cover my ears
and claim i’m not listening.
the pills you swallowed,
the calls you never answered,
“goodbye.”
i answer no,
but goodbye isn’t a question.
my dear friend attempted suicide two years ago, thank god she’s okay
 235° 
Blake
It took me a while to realize you weren't the culprit,
we were both the victims of time
 154° 
insanewriter
So this how we are meant to be darling;
 132° 
Angelica Leyva
what does one do?
when you love someone,
that will never reciprocate the same love?

what does one do?
when you know better,
but you continue to let yourself be destroyed?

what does one do?
 117° 
zoe
I hear familiar chords
Of a long-forgotten song
My chest becomes heavy
With stones that grew
The week after you.
 113° 
Caryn Jean
Memories of fear
Slow roll of the engine
Compliments handed over
Creaks of doors

Immature excitement
Buzzed from the risk
Arrival and slow realization
A darkness lurks

Concerned smile
Tiger eyes and reflex
Swiftly save the bell
And make the journey.

Moved by resistance
Accepting of chances
Step foot into chaos
Sleep and face the future.

Tip toeing near the edge
Life lines cast
We were so close to danger
The lucky ones.
 113° 
Akvpoems
Dear Science

Thank you for waking me up to the real world. Memorizing some terms and concepts for the sake of exams sometimes make me feel disappointed (and sleepy) but then I remember, there is essence in what you teach. Life can be hard at times, but you make me appreciate it more. Technical terms I might forget in the future doesn't matter but what I've learned from you.

Sincerely,
Me
I'm not aiming to be a scientist, nor a biologist, not even a zoologist, and so many more with -ist. I just want to say, thank you Science for everything you've taught. Now that I'm older, I realize I have just been really learning now. All those past years, I felt I had just been studying. Lol

As if Science is a person haha
 108° 
OpenWorldView
count from one to ten
take a deep breath of fresh air
close your eyes, exhale
 104° 
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
 95° 
Bella-Lee
1 + 1 = 2
But what if,
2 + 2 = 5
We are subject to belief,
That one way is the only...
2 + 2 = 4
But what if,
2 + 2 = 5
 86° 
faith
i love you from the bottom of my heart,
i hope this love never tears us apart,
you light me up,
remember the teacups?
we're meant to be,
like snow on my ski's,
you're perfect,
when i see you we just click,
i only see you in my future,
with your awful sense of humor,
i bet this all sounds super cheesy and cliche,
but it's because the cliche is true,
it all applies,
i love you.
 78° 
Jupiters Arrow
The Ocean stole her
Her, from me.
Me, from her.
Lost in a storm, that’s all they say
All they said
Did they know her
Talk to her, day after day?
Did they kiss her, like me?
Someday, when I'm awfully low,
when the world is cold,
I will feel a glow just thinking of you,
and the way you look tonight.

You're lovely, with your smile so warm
and your cheek so soft,
there is nothing for me but to love you,
and the way you look tonight.

With each word your tenderness grows,
tearing my fears apart,
and that laugh that wrinkles your nose
touches my foolish heart.

You're lovely, never ever change,
keep that breathless charm!
Won't you please arrange it,
'cause I love you,
just the way you look tonight.
Lyrics to a classic jazz ballad by Jerome Kern and Dorothy Fields: "The Way You Look Tonight."
 70° 
carson
I dream about you,
Even though I dont sleep.
 68° 
saint
read today that it matters what color flowers you put in your house
what finger you wear a ring on

and that a low mirror can make you feel like you lost your head
 63° 
Pearl
The dignified woman,
is the respected woman.
She walls with class and grace,
watch her stride graciously,
she looks straight on at her goal.
The men, they're distractions that would meet her at her destination
 62° 
Birds keeper
I sail alone on the hopeless sea
With just the stars to fill my view
You are a firework that lit up my sky
now the smoke is just the memory of you

In that moment, you gave me sight
But now it’s darker than before
My lonesome shadow adjusts in my eye
just me and the stars, forevermore
 62° 
The Lenora
I saw the moon tonight
She was so big
And oh so bright

She followed me
Until I followed her
Into the darkness
Where her glow is endless
written 12 November 2019.

by The Lenora.

All rights reserved.
 60° 
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!
A rose poem
A walking cobbler came to Yasmin valley
That had a small brook with swimming ducks
Even though since everyone wore clogs
He decided to settle down in this pleasant vale

The cobbler was educated in Frankfurt and
As we know the Germans are astute workers.

Recuperating after hitting his knee on a boulder
On a bed of Yasmin, he reclined and fed by maidens
Some inhabitants came to him with clogs as a gift
Exponentially happy he cried and was a happy man.
 57° 
Ankita Gupta
Yesteryears!
That's what you get for living a life.
A life like a city, in a city.
You get the rushed parts, the gardens, cafés and ice cream parlors.
You also get the schools, markets and the clinics for the hurt.
Yesteryears! That's all you ever going to be needing for living a life.
 56° 
Emily Miranda
I'm a victim of words
I'm a victim of hate
all theses lairs speak the same
telling me they love me
saying they'll stay
saying they'll never go away

I'm a victim of words
I'm a victim of hate
all theses lairs speak the same
telling me their love is different
telling me their love ain't the same
then playing me like a game
their words be playing with my mind
telling me all the time
one minute you love me the next you change
telling me you hate me
saying you don't want me

why don't you still want me
 56° 
too soft
Life without addiction
feels dull,
I am more numb now
than I ever was while using
the only difference sober is
I am so painfully aware of it.
 51° 
sepehr
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 50° 
Scott Jurewicz
From first breath to last
Among all living creatures
The thing what makes us gods
Is our laughter.
 49° 
Annatman
Lately I've been feeling
Like a walking, talking
Feeling, not a Being.

Thinking about you, all that I am is
Loving, yearning, dreaming;
Disappearing.
I like the first verse more than the second
 49° 
Bhill
Where
I want to see it
It's out of my view
Turn here, I want to catch a glimpse as well....

Brian Hill - 2019 # 283
Always try to see it!
 47° 
hal
I can't help but watch you sometimes.
The way you effortlessly move and function
and be you.
You speak with a passion that glows,
the brightest lights could never compare.
I sit with you, take your hand,
dozens in front,
but it still feels like just me and you.
It always does.
 47° 
Amiènne
Parted, heart from heart,
"Why did you leave? Why did you
stay away so long?

Our separation
is the greatest wound I bear...
"
Primal agony,

betrayed by Nature,
in defiance of herself
tearing to pieces

her fragile wholeness.
Incompletely completed,
unhinged and undone,

Un-one'd — now we're two,
juxtaposed on either side
of a thwarted Birth,

standing opposite
and unaware at each end
of The Beginning.
 46° 
BL
Almost.
Almost means it will happen.

Like,
Almost cried
Almost forgot
Almost ready
Almost here
Almost done

Almost.
Almost can also mean it never happened.

Like,
Almost in love
Almost
 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.
 44° 
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
 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.
 38° 
ymmiJ
seeing reflections
glimpsing you everywhere
always in my heart
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