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Ritz 23h
Not all people who wander are lost.
Not all people who fear are afraid.
Not all people who love are loyal.
Not all people who smile are happy.
Not all people who breath are breathing.
Not all people who shine are bright.
Not all people who cry are sad.
Not all people who live are alive.
Not all people who die are dead.
Not all people.
I’m afraid of heights
not because I fear falling
but because I fear jumping.
I can see the tigers behind your tears.
Nobody knows
that only you who can feel the fears.
As the poet who always gets drunk every night.
He needs his pen to join that fight.
If one day the poet lost that battle,
the tigers would get her as fresh meat slices.
If one day the poet won,
his poem would become famous one,
because the madness was fried in the pan.
Indonesia, 26th May 2021
Arif Aditya Abyan Nugroho
Zack Ripley May 23
I would be lying
If I said I wasn't afraid of failing.
But I'm more afraid of succeeding.
There's so much more pressure.
You have more to lose.
Your actions have more consequences.
You have to think more carefully
Before you choose.
But sometimes, you have to take risks.
You just have to decide
If it's worth the extra stress.
Healer May 20
Dear me, be like a bison
keep walking one step at a time.
Eyes on the prize, at the horizon.
This winter you are going through may perceive like a thousand lifetimes,
especially the dreary and frigid night, which feels like never-ending,
an opaque blanket of treacherous ice descending.
But dear me, don't be afraid
You are bison, you are meant to go through storms.
In this merciless wind,
you are breaking, shattering to the pieces.
However, keep your mighty will unbending.
For this colorless time, your limits are being constantly tested.
So pick up your stained pieces and fill them with luminous gold.
Push, push more harder, and break through failure's icy barrier.
Create, move your blind self from your exotic art.
Reach to your mystical soul.
Dear me don't be afraid
You are bison, you are meant to go through storms.
For you, yourself can set the limit
of  what's possible and what is not,
to have imperishable patience and never give up.
And dear me don't be afraid of losing your feet on the ground.
Because, sometimes that's the best thing you'll ever do.
So dear me don't be afraid
You are bison, you are meant to go through storms.
Anggita May 17
yesterday my thoughts lost in the pines
i heard a rustling of leaves crooned
the sunlight sheepishly trespassed between the thick branches
and I stepped forward, and I slipped
then I stood up seeing the hollow
it was left ajar
although undeterred, I was afraid
of uncertainties thrilling my veins
suddenly my body flitted like water roaming in a drainway
my mouth spoke an unknown language
of pain
and ache
unfamiliar faces cherished my appearance
it was vague, not that dim
and they said I was born.
IC May 5
Lusteloos, liever dan pijn
*** zou het morgen zijn

Kijkend door het raam
naar mijn weerspiegeling vol schaam

Wetende dat er iets moet veranderen
maar bang om terug te vallen

Te bang om iets nieuws te ondernemen
Te gewend aan de leegte

Iets nieuws, avontuurlijks, positiefs

     met kriebels van hoop
     en de klim naar het licht
     die doorhakken de knoop
     en bieden nieuw zicht

lijkt nooit definitief
I’m afraid of the dark garage in the night
I’m afraid of bugs crawling while I sleep soundly in bed
I’m afraid of thunder followed by streaks of light in the midnight sky
I’m afraid of sharks in the ocean I swim in
I’m afraid of small spaces with not enough air for a single breath
I’m afraid of tall places too high to walk steadily without falling
I’m afraid of sharp things poking me and the pain that they cause
I’m afraid of snakes slithering up trees only to fall right on me
I’m afraid of germs and dirt that make me sick
I’m afraid of clowns and their painted on faces
But what I'm most afraid of is not completing what I want in life because of fear
So to live free, you must let fear go and embrace life to the fullest
First poem I've written. Hope you enjoy it!
The words I could never say
Fall as silent tears now
By tomorrow theyll be forgotten
But I can only escape them for so long
he knows its wrong, and I cant stop him. Ive tried, and no one else will. No one else listens. And we're all going to suffer the consequences.
Michael Apr 16
In the end it is known,
we are one with our bones.
What we have is right here.
It is now.  It is real.
In seven days this all was made.
In less than one our temples' laid.
It doesn't matter how we feel.
I'm afraid.
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