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Glenn Currier
Don’t wait
til it’s too late
take time to love now
don’t put it off til somehow
or sometime I will find the time
to spend a moment with you, to speak
to listen with great attention and reflect
on what you say to find your soul and connect
with it if just for a moment a moment of eternity…
I woke up this morning thinking about the things I have learned during this COVID crisis. This is one of them.
Elizabeth Roberts
The Moon must have kissed her
—before I
and the moon must have missed her
—more than I
fore her love only came to me, in waves,
and I'd beg

for mercy

my love
my love come back to me
but she was meant for the sea
and I—
could not follow.
So in her divine love,
the love of life and light to follow
she carved out paths for me
and brackish water set us free
Cliff Perkins
A traitor’s kiss
A child’s return
A fighter’s fist
Ecstasy’s burn

None of these
Can claim the prize
Each knee shall bow
That all might rise
Janna B
If making mistakes
Is part of growth
My mistakes
Are certainly helping me grow.
I bought a magic rug
from an ugly genie
it was no longer snug
but frail, old and skinny

I took it for a ride
like Aladdin would
but it could only glide
and wasn't flying good

I asked for a new deal
and an extra wish
but genie turned me to an eel
a frail, old, skinny fish
Dawn Visits
Some people are cut out for this,
They fill and overflow.
I am pierced with holes.
And while my love for you is real,
Everything flows in and out.
I work like a fountain,
Wishing to grow bigger,
To shelter you instead of raining on your head.
You are precious,
And I pull and pull everything I can from
The pipes underground.
Still my patterns remain.
I can't break free from this stone,
For you or for me,
But I'll keep trying.
If I walk down this path
Will you follow me ?
Hold my hand
Soothe  me
Let our shadows intertwine

Will you not be by my side
Every step of the way
Be judgemental
Question me ?

This path of life
Is mine alone
No book or map to guide me
Just a mind wandering
Like my soul
prabhat pandey
गिरी इमारत कौन मर गया

टूट गया पुल जाने कौन तर गया

हक़ मार कर किसी का

ये बताओ कौन बन गया

जिहादी विचारों से

ईश्वर कैसे खुश हो गया

धर्म परिवर्तन करने से

ये बताओ किसे क्या मिल गया  

जाति ,धर्म समाज बंट  गये

आकाओं में राज बट गये

आज लड़े कल गले मिलेंगे

वो सारे जज्बात बंट गए ||

नफरतों की आग में

यूँ बस्तियां रख दी गईं  

मुफ़लिसों के रूबरू

मजबूरियां रख दी गईं

जीवन से मृत्यु तक का सफर ,कुछ भी न था

बस हमारे दिलों में

दूरियां रख दी गई

लोगों ने जंग छेड़ी

जब भी कुरीतियों के खिलाफ

उनके सीने पर तभी

कुछ बरछियाँ रख दी गईं ||

मुजरिम बरी हो गया

सबूत के अभाव में

देखो न्याय की आश में

कितनी जमीनें बिक गईं

बेकारी में पीड़ित है

देश का हर कोना

फिज़ा -बहार ,धूप -छांव

यूँ ही बदल गई

लोगों ने जब कभी , एकता का मन किया

धर्म की दोनों तरफ ,बारीकियां रख दी गईं ||

'प्रभात ' भूमिकाएं अब नेताओं की ,श्यामली शंकित हुई

मुस्कान के सूखे सरोवर ,भ्रष्ट हर काठी हुई

दिन के काले आचरण पर ,रात फरियादी हुई

रोशनी भी बस्तियों में ,लग रही दागी हुई

डगमगाती है तुलायें , पंगु  नीतियां हुई

असली पर नकली है भारी ,मात सी छायी हुई ||
i love you,
and to prove it,
i need to end myself?
it's not  that I'm scared,
but i would die,
not knowing,
if you smiled,
when you knew,
i loved you more than myself
a lot of people **** themselves to show someone how they love them, but if you did you will never be able to know if your love for them, made them smile
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!
Exclamation 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!

Vanity but the computer is not correct
455 likes and loves
Sing a song,
a relationship that is strong.
Cry a rain,
Keeping to yourself all the pain.
My beautiful sunflower,
of warm, yellow joy -
infectious - as sunshine
beams across our faces.

An abundance of petals,
golden in the light.
Growing toward the sun,
striving for perfection.

Our beautiful sunflower,
nurtured and thriving,
growing through my heart, warm
with happiness and love.
happiness of being in love? feels gross to read it now haha
Jeremy Stacy
Entice me with your coquetry
so precise that it’s like poetry
I meet it with my suavity
in a game with reciprocity
I appreciate the honesty
Bea Autumn
Time flies by so fast then its past

Remember special moments always last

So make some memories to treasure

Each day have and give some pleasure

So when second chances do come by

To love again say yes reach for the sky

Because I love the moments in time

When you're with me and you are mine

Cherish and relish everyday while you can

Precious are the moments when love is the plan
make every moment count
Ally Ann
My doctor diagnosed me
with restless legs
and I say:
That is my body trying to outrun itself,
my legs try to flee
when it believes my mind is already asleep,
it is searching for a way out
but only finds discomfort
and never-ending sleepless nights
in its fight to be free
allowed to admit
these letters
are losing meaning
some days
i don't want to be me

some days i don't want
to be a person
Jasmine Reid
I’m finding peace
In your silence

I’m finding peace
In your rage

I’m finding peace
In your absence

I’m finding peace
In being silent

I’m finding peace
In my anger

I’m finding peace
In my solitude
I’m getting used to being alone again
Coffee and creamer
was never your thing
you liked it black
i liked mine
milky sweet.
i never should have gave up
coffee and creamer
to try and be your
black and bitter
two different
coffee mugs
for two different
coffee drinkers
:----D  just for fun.
Giuliana Modugno
I thought I needed you,
I just needed myself
His face
The sight brings a smile to yours
His eyes
You can stare into them forever
His lips
You wish you can kiss them
His hands
You wish you can intertwine them with yours
His mind
It intrigues you
His soul
You can love it for eternity
His heart
It doesn't belong to you
It had to be
Seperation at last
Not death but choice
Many differences in the past
It was a nightmare
Love gave in
To differences unconquerable
Witnessed by the next of kin
A sad day
Relief and hope
Marty Thibodaux
To walk the barren rocky lay,
across the tattered lands,
brought madness that which came to stay,
inside the broken sands.
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
Dopamine, dopamine,
serotonin levels high,
need satisfied,
Drug of happiness,
that's what you need!
Love is all around,
passionate dark love,
It ruffles feathers
and tells of the soul,
dopamine flying around
can you believe it? - hmm.
© All rights Reserved Theodora Oniceanu
You were
My sigh of relief
And now
You’re gone
And I’m sitting here
Gasping for air
I do had someone

you never asked to read my poetry
maybe that was the sign.
i told you i wrote for fun,
you shrugged and moved on.
red flags went up everywhere, but i didn’t bother looking
Some secrets are meant to be broken,
to save another.
Some secrets are dark and destructive,
and we need to heal.
Some secrets are meant to be kept secret,
as they are to deep to share.
We cannot always say how we feel so we have to keep that love forever in our hearts.
why should I apologize
for being a monster
when no one apologized
for turning me into one
My shadow, sheaths the sorrow
That breaths in my veins
Who knows, if I'll see tomorrow
With these unbearable pains
I am sure, my life is temporary
Now that,
It's all true...
The tears that shed now
Had waited for a century
You don't have to feel sorry
As I was the one to love you
Just bury me, there
Where no one knew,
That I ever existed
To forever love you...

©Seema Sen, 2020
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 like *******.
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.
Saudia R
Let my silence teach you

what my words

did not
This year, do not explain yourself (especially repeatedly) to someone who does not listen. Let your silence be your response. Let your happiness be your response. Let your peace be your authenticity.
Lady Misfortune
I say:
Do you want me to pretend you do not exist?

She says:
Do as you wish.

I perceive:
All I was once you moved onto the next,
A waste of breath.

What a mutual perception process,

You keep on running and now I have nothing but my beliefs.

And what do you have?
Your cup is empty

It would be full but...
You poke holes in all the words I speak
The art of assuming the worst

Created 5.21.18
Kaitlyn Marie
imagine being isolated from everything you love

take those painfully intense emotions
make them be your guide to loving more, loving stronger, and being the fire that you still are, maybe just smoking, maybe you can't see anything at all.

But you were born to ignite your true colors

Even if you can't see with you heart
Captain Trips
It's hard to know
When to quit.
What to quit.

A friend once told me:
"One vice at a time."

But maybe I put
To much meaning
Into his words.

Because he blew his head off
With his service pistol,
And I'm still here. So...
That's gotta mean something,

Maybe what I need to quit
Is this mindset of extremes.
There may be more value
In finding the balance between
Keeping on keeping on,
And knowing when
enough is enough.

Keeping on.

Not everything has to be
An on-off switch, Justin.
Treat yourself
Like a dimmer,
And find that perfect
Balance of light within.
Talking to myself.
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.

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