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A throng of letters, laces,
Strings that connect with the cords of our lungs
Keep evaporating
Anonymous
Apocalypse

Running water in the shallow ends of the pool,
Silver wisps of feathers that swallow the profundity of light altogether
Shattered silence
Broken
Before
Beautiful

The voices that redefine music,
A symphony of taciturnity, nothingness
Synchronised resonance
Chrysalism
Clarity

Rose coloured walls,
Satin strewn on the floor
Bodies tangled
Deranged
Damp
Dead

Structure to generate chaos,
Anew kinds of perfect, askew symmetry
Futile sense
Exhilarating
Euphoria

Painted gold, painted hearts,
Fraternising with the enemy
Black light
Façades
Famished
Fell

Solitude that is deemed as my only companion, solivagant
Waiting in the winds as I lean against the window, the city lights blurring as heaven cries
Fog thickens
Gratitude
Gold

A hit to the stomach
Stones fill your gut
Causeless aching
Hypophrenia
Hiding
Helpless

Obsidian stars that we draped over the clouds
Particles that make us human
The void
Idyllic
Iridescent

Messages written and then deleted
In the dark the words smudge together, nothing but senseless shapes, light
Salty, bittersweet
June,
July,
Jealousy

The Happily Ever After that never existed
****** into a kaleidoscope of being, who
We are
Kissing,
Killing.

Moonglade steals most of the riviera
Ephemeral moments of felicity that were elapsed
Uncaptured sensations
Lynched
Lacuna
Liberosis

Typing away, the words remaking themselves, guiding
Another person in another world, pretending to be
Someone else
Monachopsis
Memories

Pressure that crushed us from the inside out
Stumble through the remaining questions, a cracked sculpture, hollow
Endless cycles
Nyctophilia
Nepenthe
Now

Forgotten ideas that could have coloured the walls of this bleached world
Eclectic decisions, neglected like the creased papers littering the carpet, crushed
Fleetingly short
Opia
Open

Wondering where time, love and everything in between escaped to
Crimes of passion, fingerprints waxed, and the gloves were red, and-
Not empty.
Prestige
Pulsing
Pianos

When the sound of your laughter is morphed into something else,
Sometimes more like the cries of an animal, imprisoned, restrained, and escaping; do you still
Love me
Quietly
Questioning

Infinity that lies beneath our fingertips
Hot breaths that came in the form of condensation, the dew transparent on atop the grass
Entwined hands
Redamancy
Relinquished
Reminisced

Lost in the space around us,
The air that we breathe has become septic
Frozen fire
Sonorous
Sempiternal

Oxygen bubbles staring like eyes of fish, rising like the dead, after
You dive into the pool. Blow harder, then the rubber snaps. Pops. Breaks.
Inhale, exhale
Tacenda
Thantophobia

Broad shoulders embracing you,
Brace for pain, undo
Seams unravel
Unfold
Unfinished

Youth that lingers like character
Of a person
Dust settles
Vellichor
Velleities
Vulnerable

Remain with me forever, for longer-
Stay with me, although you can’t;
Die away
Words
Waive

Things that were rushed, things that never obtained much meaning in the world, still beautiful
Never say never
Dreams panning
Xaern
Xylograph
Xenodochy

Living a life too treacherous to continue
It was affection who voted me out
Yugen
Yonder

Running away for a lifetime, running away from the tribulations, but now
There is a way.
So rest.
Zelotypia
Zenosyne
Zephyr
Lunar Oct 19
I could never count
the three words
for you.

It was always
just one, two, or four.
"Us," "What if,"
And "What could have been."
I don't know how to spell it, but I know how to spell your name.

(j.m.)
they float in rusty rouge waters
as fog steams upward, obscuring
various uncanned flotsam

white shapes of vocabular form
disperse into random orientations
entangled by processed seagreens

i saw the letter 'k' rise to the surface,
only to slip below again as other
consonants recomposed

with a single dip of my spoon,
seven of these lifted from
their salty wakes form
a simple line of
characters—

spelling
                   nothing...


"unremarkable soup"
© 2020 by Seranaea Jones
all rights reserved
an idea posted in 2008
MBJ Pancras Jun 15
As all are against auspicious atrocities, agitating aspirants arbitrate astounding audience,
Blow by blow breaking brown bricks brings barbarous battle because blue birds break bad bottles,
Clicking clocks cover cocktail coffee converging corners calling cakewalk cobwebs commercially,
Dancing dolls drink diluted droplets drowning deep digging diversifying didactic doctorates,
Enriching eulogy edifies every evaluator easily energetically emitting extra efforts efficiently,
Fleeting floppies fully fascinated flop frolic fantasy for forgetting farewell fashion falsely,
Girls going gliding gymnastics goggling goals gripped glittering gestures gaining gracelessly,
High heels horrify hectic horses hurrying heedlessly hitting hot hotels harshly,
Intuitive ideology intensified in ink ideas illustratively immersed in illusive ice,
Jack judges jugglers juggling judiciously jumping jelly just jotting juicy jam,
Kaleidoscopic kettle kicking knight killing kite knocking Kentucky’s knot,
Lollipop ladies looking like lovely locusts lingering loose lips largely,
Mocking monkey munches marigold molecules marching marvelously,
Nightly naughty nymphs narrate nautical notes nine notches necking necklaces,
Obviously obscure obesity obtains oriental origami organizing Orlando’s oration,
Pinky pig punches paper *** pulling plaits powerfully putting pretty pens,
Queens queuing quickly quarterly quantum queer quagmire,
Ripples revolting rides revolving right rigorously raising rings round,
Silver stallion struggles striding straight showing somersaults shaking shells,
Tadpole tornadoes torture tinkering tumbler tickling tiny thistles,
Umbrella utopia ushers utility utensils unimaginably under usurping unity,
Vanishing vanity velocity vulnerably vindicates valuable vessel,
Warbling wobbles worry waves wantonly whitewashing walls wastefully,
Xylophone X-mas ‘xpresses’ xiphoid xebec xeroxing xylan xylite,
Youthful yearning yields yearlong yellow yachts yelping yolks,
Zealous zephyr zoologically zigzagging zinc zippering zillion.
Logical nonsense in English Alphabet
Senthil Rhaj Jun 12
For eternity, the cue
that my queen does veil
her in the letter Q
taking me off the teacher’s dwale
showed the heaven’s hue
was a clear saile
she lingered on as a dew
till comes the pale
my love for you, Q, is true
Q, the angel, brought me the quill!
Parker Poole Jun 7
On occasion, I operate on my brain and an obtrusive thought passes: open up the obsolete vein in your thigh to see if it overflows like an overwhelming, outstanding extraordinary waterfall honoring the oversights youve made in this life.

Suppose it will be as satisfying as spring water and cool, crisp cucumber sandwiches chilling as the sun cascades over your kitchen counter.

Time elapses quickly, quite a quandary for you and your quirky personality. Quilted patterns and quoted artists acquaint your spirit with your quiet mind.

Formidable female figures can never forgive filthy forefathers, fate, and fatal mistakes. Fear feeds the friendly folks.

Gargantuan giants grill geniuses with great minds. Gratefully we still gather and give to unknown gods.

Blue veins leave blurry lines that blend into bland, barcoded, and broken borrowers of time. Bleeding out baseless blame and burden.

Never have I had the nerve to admit the necessary notices of life. Non believers of negative energy nurturing unknown denial.

Time will tell tales of torment. Terminating trust and triumph alike. Traumatized troopers just trying to get by.

Dormant, dying, deadly thoughts enter dangerous domain to doom me diligently and indefinitely. Doorways to damage control demolished.

Poor person has been patient but painstakingly pretends the perilous pain doesn't persist permanently. Punctuated by poking prodding piercing pressure in the chest.

Maybe she can mosey along moping through multiple mondays and mournful mornings. Making the most of each merry day
James May 11
A beautiful life
Begins like every other
Crawling as an infant
Drawing whatever comes to mind
Everything is possible
For life is eternal, or so it seems
Grades soon become your nightmare
Haunting your every dream while
Inside, you feel the changes
Just as they said would happen
Kids slowly die.
Laughter becomes medicine
Managing all your stresses
Now you are just a shell of who you once were
Only filled with the expectations of those around you
Pride is what keeps the wishes and desires
Quivering in the back of your mind
Resist the fear and fight back, kid
See, a beautiful life requires resistance
Triumph can only exist with great pressure
Under the heaviest concrete, blooms the strongest rose
Virtue and happiness can be found if you follow your dreams
While others may tell you
eXactly what you should do
You are the only one that knows you.

Zen is in all of us, so go and live that beautiful life
An Alphabet poem
waffle Feb 25
writing about you is like
arranging the alphabet,
looking for possible
typographical error
counting the syllables,
thinking of rhymes

i dont know if i’ll ever
equate words to
how perfect you are
thot
xavier thomas Jan 20
A B C D E F G
d  r  o  i  x a  e
a  a  n  l  u b n
p  v  s  i  b u e
t   e  i   g e  l  r
a      d  e r  o o
b      e  n a u u
l       r   t n  s s
e      a      t
        t
        e
H I  J K L M N
a  n a i  e   a  i
n  t  z n g  g  c
d u  z g i   n  e
s   i  y    t   i
o  t             f
m i             i
e  v            c
    e            e
                  n
                  t
O  P Q R S  T  U
b   a  u e  i   a   n
e   s   i  s  m s   i
d   s  e  o  p  t  q
i    i   t  u  l   e  u
e   o      r  e   f   e
n   n     c       u
c    a     e       l
e    t      f
      e     u
             l
V W X Y Z
a   i   e  o  i
l    t   n u  n
u   t   i   t  g
e   y   a  h
          l   f
              u
               l
Describe yourself from A-Z
Mark Toney Jan 4
Zzzzz
Zzzzz

               -Zzzzz
               Zzzzz

Zz...
(???)
Zoe?

               -Zzzzz
               Zzzzz

Zoe??

               -Zzzzz
               Zzzzz

ZOE!!!

               -Zz...!
               Zane?

'Za,
Zucchini,
Zinfandel?

               -Zzzzz

Zoe!

               -Zz...
               Zane?!

'Za,
Zucchini,
Zinfandel?

               -Zaxby's
               Zalad

Zaxby's
Zalad?

               -Zzzzz
               Zzzzz

ZOE!

               -Zz...!
               Zane?!

Zaxby's
Zalad???

               (???)

Zoe,
Zaxby's
Zalad?

               -'Za,
               Zucchini,
               Zinfandel

Zzzzz
Zzzzz

               -Zane?


© 2020 by Mark Toney. All rights reserved.
1/4/2020 - Poetry form: Alliteration - Each poem in my Alliterative Alphabet Series describes conversations between two or more people while only using words that start with the first letter of the title of the poem. I’m publishing the poems as I write them on Wattpad.com, not necessarily in alphabetical order. My goal is to write at least 26 poems to cover each letter of the alphabet. I hope you find the concept interesting, maybe even clever. Most of all I hope you enjoy them :) - Copyright © Mark Toney | Year Posted 2020
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