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Shofi Ahmed Jul 2022
Don't be late
dip your toes fast.

It's up to you
if you want to do it
at the same time
when the day too
melts down into
one more pith dark
finishing line.

The twilight has a
lot to digest then
as one more day
cools off into it's bold
deep painting splash
make sure you go first.

Before the waxing moon
scurries to the sea
looking for it's mirror  
on the deep shady water
only to discover
zillions overlooking stars
are already there!
abhinav May 2022
New day, with dawn of rising sun
off the docks, cruising towards horizon
light and breezy all, felt like blessed by Poseidon
Skinny dipping for happiness, hope I find some.

Many I got bon voyage, many I curses,
many were on board, many kraken lurks.
Head straight, high sail,
ignored all, focused on right trail.

Pleasant journey until now, premonitions around,
dark clouds, high tide, ensuing panic in crowd,
blinded became Travis, undermined the upcoming crisis
Darkness engulfed, realized too late, next moment...  

**** hit the fan down came the rain,
followed by storm and a huge hurricane.
Bulldozed through, but that's just iceberg's tip,
it's gonna be titanic soon, already feel like losing grip.

Beyond horizon, can't see,
calm sea or whirlpool will there be.
All I know, strength of these sails,
sailors and that mysterious gentle gale.
It's your journey, your path to traverse, unique for all, unique are huddles, none will  know your struggle, but don't bow down before seemingly infinite troubles, just buckle down and aim for beyond.
Believe in yourself when none other, for you are your true companion.
Sometimes it feels like I am writing this kind of **** to convince myself  rather than expressing my thoughts, it's like a attempt to self preach, like me trying to solidify these thoughts hoping that it'll bring about a change in me...sad me:((
I S A A C Feb 2022
I reignited the spark, reconnected to the hearth
reconnected to the heart in me
it was dark, cold, and scary
I was mocked, bold, and contrary
to my own beliefs, seeds I could never reap
due to the fact I was running miles
in an attempt to protect my inner child
from the incoming tsunami, the bottled up tears
the resurfacing adolescent fears brought me to prayers
but I reignited my spark, I embarked on a new start
where my path is filled with purple roses
a new beginning as the circle closes
its the circle of life, its the purpose of life
I reignited my spark, extinguished my strife
Kassan Jahmal Jan 2022
Before I entertain;
let me enter the space where they all know my name.
While feeling like a million dollars, before my
hands ever have a touch of fame.
I might look the same,
but they’ll always say-

“you’ve changed.”

All the lights and glam,
can’t out shine the dreams of my eyes.
Growing up as I am;
growing apart from peers, and average guys.
Best knowing you’re different,
before it’s been said.
Knowing all your failures, only you can witness;
and playing out your entire life inside your head.

Tell me;

would you be true to you,
when they ask- “who are you?”
And still keep a smile when you do
what they said you couldn’t do?
They’ll all act surprised, claiming-

“we never knew”

You gave them all a hint;
but they never caught the clue.

I felt like a younger,
stuck with the worries of being old.
“You only live once,” I’ve often been told.
You have so many chances of success,
but only once in your life,
to achieve them when you choose to be bold.
Long and behold;
I’m still here in the present worrying about being too old.

As I sold out my happiness;
before ever going out on a few tours.
Grew out of being down to earth
before I eventually rose.
And I wouldn’t buy the entire world;
but keep it in my pocket, thinking to myself-

“the world is yours”

Even when they see the scars;
they’ll never feel the sores.
Even when the silence hurts,
don’t be shy to let them known your story’s verse.

Don’t lose yourself in the successes,
I’d rather lose myself in these words.

The pen flow without any peace,
or any signs to decrease,
Amongst the animals,
I’m a superior lyrical beast.
Food for thought in these words,
I gave plenty a feast.
But when you give so much to the world,
it’s always wanting to steal a piece.

The mouth that bites the hand that feeds it,
licking all you have, cleaning out the dishes,
as you’ll just bare witness.

Just live your life to the fullest,
no-one can do it for you.
Live your life as the truest,
you’ll never question what is true.

As truly the verse of your story,
only resides in you.
Cara Anne Dec 2021
Please, just leave my head

Instead, of convincing me

I'm better off dead
Spicy Digits Feb 2020
Itch those *****, player
Itch them red raw
Bleeding?, who cares!
Embrace your oozy pores
Itchy itchy morning rise
Scratchy scratchy nights
Give me a show I'd like to forget
Make me close up tight
Itch those *****, giant manchild
Itch them to completion
Whatever you got to do, do
During itchy and scratchy season
As I grow older I want to look back on the good times I've had, but would it be weird if I also said the bad?
Because without the bad times, there couldn't possibly be any good times?
Footsteps on stones, gravel and bones,
I want a memory to last a life time that surpasses me beyond the stage of deaths door steps.
Where will I go, where will you go, when this life is over?
Every morning when my eyes open, my nostrils breathe the dusty particles of my dusty bedroom floor...but the comfort is within, knowing to be here.
Time's stand still, but not for long when you're half a century gone.
I dared to be different
They did not want different
So I did not want them
i dared to be different
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