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Here is a carrot
we made it from sticks

eat it

eat the stick carrot
or by gosh
we’ll hit you with
this stick

which is not made of carrots

now
here’s a survey about how you feel
which we also made from sticks
although
it doesn’t matter if it’s glass or gold
we won’t look at it anyway

so
eat the stick carrot
and try not to look over there
where they’ll give you actual carrots
and sticks are frowned upon

oh
you’ve gone
Leah Carr Sep 7
Too
You're talking
In metaphors
Why does nothing
Make
Sense

I dont
Want
To have
To hurt
Anymore

I dont
Want
To fear you
For any
Longer

I just want
To sit
Beside you
And to know
You love me
Too
Time flows uniformally for all
If you go by the clock
Subjectively we perceive differently
If everything goes rosy cosy
Days appear as if hours spent
Hours appear as if moments gone
If life is hard, painful or boring
An hour appears a day in length
Days as if months you spent
Our day to day life
Whether easy or tough
Does move my the clock
Some have plenty of time
They just fritter it away
For others time is a luxury
They remain awfully busy
They find it difficult to spare time to relax and enjoy life
Balanced one skillfully
manage their time by the clock
They plan well and know their job
That's why they do excel
They know how to economise time
For other activities they do find time
Best of all is when they
devote time to love and care despite busy schedule they have to adhere
Time flows uniformally for all
If you go by the clock
It's free for all unlike water charges, electricity bills
It's upto you, what you do of it
Fritter away, get carried away or stage manage it a decent way!
Sy Lilang Aug 20
Amo
082021

Nabibilang lamang sa aking mga daliri
Ang mga buwan na tiniklupan ng mga ulap
Nang sa’king mga bisig,
Ang yakap mo’y nagmistulang kumot
Sa balat kong sumisigaw sa alat
At anghang ng aking pakiramdam.

Sa titig mo’y ako’y nakalilimot
Na ang pangalan ko’y nagbagong bihis na rin.
At kasabay ng paglilipat silid at bubongan,
Ay ang paglisan ko sa unang tahanang
Humagkan sa aking pagkakakilanlan
At bumuhos sa akin nang di masukat na pagmamahal.

Ang mga ngiti **** pumapawi sa’king paghihintay
Sa maghapong masuklian naman
Ang pansamantala kong pangungulila’y
Nagsisilbing matatamis na tsokolateng
Hindi naman pala nakamamatay.

At sa ganitong pagpatak ng mga segundo
Na parang mga barya sa alkansya mo,
Ang tanging hangad ko na tunay na pag-aaruga’y
Iyong pabaon na araw-araw kong sasalubungin at pagbubuksan.

Nakalimutan ko na rin atang humanap pa ng iba
Di gaya ng panata ko noon sa mga rehas
Kung saan gusto kong kumawala.
Pagkat sa’yo pa lamang ay abot-langit na
Ang aking mga ngiti’t pagsintang
Lulan ng iyong mga hagkan
At walang pag-imbot na pag-aalaga’t pagkukusa.

Kung kaya ko lamang pigilan ang sarili
Buhat sa pagtikom ng aking bibig
Ay nais ko sanang ipagsigawan
Sa apat na sulok ng ating tahanan
Ang pangalan **** ni minsa’y hindi ko naintindahan.

Bagamat sa bawat pagkilos mo’y
Hindi ko maipagkakailang
Ako’y tunay mo ngang mahal at pinakaiingatan.

Hindi na ako manlilimos pa,
Ng pagmamahal o atensyon sa mga tauhang
Lilisan sa kani-kanilang panahon at kagustuhan.
At pipiliin kong masanay na makipagsayawan
Sa mga mata **** tanging lilim ang laan sa akin.

At kung ito man ang una’t huling sulat
Na ikaw mismo ang pumataw ng mga kahulugan
Ay hayaan mo ring masambit kong
Sa araw-araw, ikaw ang nanaisin ko pang makapiling.
Para sa aking amo..

Nagmamahal,
Luna the Frenchie
onyx Aug 16
i scroll through the contacts on my phone
and realise there is no one i can call
nobody i can text
people ive had for 7 years
maybe more
their care for me has gone void
and i can sense it
can't you see?
it's all superficial  
every conversation
every look
it is all superficial
and i can blame anyone and anything for it
but none of that will change the truth and none of it
will gift me a new outcome

so now i sit alone
in a void room and i wonder
who will notice
who will care
when i am all but gone

for they will notice when i take my last breath
but nobody notices the moments before
not from afar
it hurts to look around and realise youve lost everyone you still love
Eloisa Aug 11
And I found a new piece of myself today.
Tiny pieces I discover each
day in every experience.
Grief, anger, and hurt.
Strength, understanding,
and love.
Still,
I will care as long as I can.
Pouring life and love in everything,
to everyone.
I will be water.
Flowing
Pure
Soft
Calm
an aviary Aug 10
how can i provide for you, my dear?
if there's anything i have that you need - come on, take it
do you need a cosy bed to sleep in? come on, tell me
do you need a human chest to sleep on? come on, lay here
Never act in haste
Make effort a waste
Frustrate just frustrate
Policy decision do make
Like one-eyed boss
Coin you never toss
Set eyes on the object
Make it your subject
Caress with all care
Make it a love affair
Deep down penetrate
For life to integrate!
Celebrate!
Jammit Janet Aug 7
I wish I could heal your pain
With a touch of my verse
Melt in your mouth
As your substitute painkiller
Your naughty nurse
Jammit Janet Aug 3
Dusting off cobwebs
From the corners of my mind
Giving them the proper love
To disintegrate the grime
That takes me off point
And wastes my time
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