we heard
there’s a rumor of war,
and there’s nowhere to

we killed
those Floridian kids
to make room for
our guns;

we shrugged
when we noticed the graves
overflow with our

we can
get used to anything—
like a school slick with

we will
destruct according to
the Devil’s bargain we’ve
Guns are not greater than kids' lives.
don't be my green light.
don't be the daisy to my gatsby.
don't be my dream,
my unattainable dream.
K F Feb 17
Brown jacket, chase it up the rocks.
Afraid to slip on the moss and fly without wings down the side.
Or is it lichen?
There's the sea, or bay or ocean.
It's salty, that's certain from the taste of the air.
Back down the hill through wet trees.
Everything is wet.
It's misting ice.
And radiating grey.
Chase the jacket, don't get lost.
Chase the
Wet haird and feeling wild, thoughts are finally scattered
and it feels like we're alive.
Leena Feb 2
Different by color
But the same inside
Always kept separated

Making my rebellion
To those who say they own me
Because I am not property

Everyday is a fight
Working for no money
Night and day

Family torn apart
Whipping for trying to run
One day I will be free

Invisible and forgotten
By those who are above us
Nothing but a waste of their money when we're free

Those who treat us as equal
Are the ones who freed us from this terrible life
Are our saviors forever

Some of us will never find our family
We will adopt the children torn from their families
We are free without knowing our rights
So are we truly free
I wrote this when we were learning about African American history
Mike D Jan 31
The American Dream
Ain’t what it seems
People getting too extreme
A mind to find
A soul to clean
Return this nightmare to a dream

Volcanic magma pressed and squeezed
An active shooter seventeen
Makes no sense just want to scream
An endless loop
Repeating scene

Splitting in half a tangerine
There’s nothing but a pit between
Yes and no
Rich and lean
Black and white
Arid or steam

Making assumptions sight unseen
Like orders from a King or Queen
Think everything is so pristine
Knowledge they lack
Insight that’s keen

Our royals without pedigree
Or role call marked as absentee
No ballot offers guarantee
Told fortunes once they're history

An overbearing sweat machine
All hope is lost; We can not win
Those without morals can't achieve
Defining values
Make decrees

Power’s addiction we must ween
Attacking virus ruptures spleen
The hopes of rabbit’s velveteen
With view obstructed
Sight unseen

We reach the mountain’s apogee
And swan dive head first faithfully
From depths the screams of a banshee
Clueless of ties knotted bungee

Of welcome sight the bumblebee
Or perfect spin on a Frisbee
Shackles removed from detainee
Inspired thoughts are young and free

A finish marred brought to a sheen
Raised heads above the evergreens
Protect thin skin using sunscreen
Mud washed away
Re-birthed and clean

Dark shadows able to be seen
Permitted filters
Not of screens
A counterpoint
That isn't mean
Working together as a team
Written: January 29, 2018

All rights reserved.
Charlotte Jan 25
When you’re not around,
I can’t stop myself from imagining
our future.

A little brick house
with a white picket fence and
two kids running around -
playing in a tree house.

Your smile could be my
favourite thing to come home to -
going on drives to the beach
on summer nights
diving into the
ocean feeling nothing but
safety and security because
you’re by my side.

I would trust you
with our children,
let you place rings on
my finger and
take care of you
when you need it most -

you just
need to let me.
idk just feeling the love
The People,
we stand
see (<a>)round
don't believe
land amiss
life -turmoil;

American Way of Life
Stone-Age Way through Life
Give it all up
Let it all go
Stone-Age again for,
Americans are free.
Free, Free
I do not live Here or Then,
I lived Always and Soon.

You, -See the times you live in?
While I, live, somewhere else.

Soon is the future yes?
and the past is Always.

Do directional beings right?
slanted logic, slanted, mountain supply.


I see in time wrong.
Wrong, naturally.
why would that be like that
how can time be wrong?

WTF are you doing?

am lo-sung figures stop

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