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Haifsa 6d
Fading sunlight in the horizon
Falling leaves in breezy autumn
While nature paves way for hope
I wish this self to be lost and forgotten
Similar to tides, uncontrolled and heightened
A lone wolf yowling at her sight
Adjoined by the constant urge to be isolated
Fervent to cut loose the rope of gloom
Like a lost traveler in search of dwelling
A barren land thirsty for rain
Tired of this skin and mind
To devastation this heart is intertwined
What is lost darkens my soul
Your voice and memories cut deep through
Your brown hair blowing in wind
Hazel eyes sparkling in the sun
Echoes of your footsteps,
Deepness of your voice
Still surrounded by your existence
Harmed and scarred, I want to leave
Fragile lives and untamed hearts
Filled with fiery of desert storm
I want to run, away from your hue
Before I turn into an emotional massacre
Did I really deserve? Did you really want?
Let the leaves of our memory fall
And the blossoming florets wilt
Clinging to hope with intemperate self
Permit yourself to grow vines by own
Ashen and burnt, bury us in ground
Let youraelf grow either as roses or thorns
Amongst all this I realize what Rumi said
Nostalgia is a powerful witch indeed.
To new beginnings and old life, memories i have made and all the people i have loved, when the decision of moving on hits you feel nostalgic, a little hope that your past could have been better dies hard
Haifsa 6d
I stepped out of my gloom

In the the gibberish street

Stomping steps, chattering mouth

Men running around, Women carrying children

Some making choices, others laughing in corner

I looked around more deeply

Sky seemed in motion, thousands birds flying

Pretty girls, Handsome men crossing me by

I stood there, my ripped pyjamas, over sized shirt

Uncombed hair, being a muddy puddle beside a green river

Unable to find, where do i fit?

Do i belong here, do i know them?
Sometimes i really feel an urge to escape and to run away. i feel like a misfit, a person who has not yet learned the ways of survival.
Caren Marins Sep 29
I was born a warrior, even if I always faced defeat, I've never stopped to breathe. I've been trying hard and even if I failed, I've still been standing at last.

Over twenty years of sorrow and it seemed like nobody had some time to borrow. I had no goal in my life, but I've always been aiming to thrive. Many months, actually years, I've been wasting with wiping away my tears.

But every tear that I have dropped, was just another knowledge unlocked. A new chapter of my story, but all of them never ended with a sorry. My feelings were turned into stones and I could feel the pain passing through my bones.

Pain, tears and me, nobody will ever take us apart, because that's how it shall be. I've told myself that everything might change some day, and as long as my heart is beating I will stay.
While individuality is great
Uniqueness is fun
Sometimes I long for others like me
The loneliness can be haunting
Looking around and seeing no one like me
So others can frown upon labels
But I’ll display them with pride
Turn on my signal
And find my people
Join hands
And walk as one
this came from a discussion with a friend about labels. some people say they limit us, while I think they liberate me. everyone is different, but this poem describes my view on the debate
Caren Marins Sep 10
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If I write, then I usually stay up late night.
Most of the times, I don't think about good rhymes.
Sadly at last, I am wasting years thinking about my past.

There's something in my head, something on my mind.
Maybe it's another sad story which my brain just has designed.
But I see no reason to write it down, I rather have fun with this weird looking clown.
Everything feels so weird and strange, but at least I don't have to adapt to change.

I am nothing, but that's still something, not much not even a bit, but nothing.
A lot of these things might not make sense to you, but that's fine, not everything fits, just like my shoe.
Steve Page Sep 9
it's not so much a social force
it's not out to coerce
it's an embrace
and in the end
that's what it's all about
it's a focus on people
it's a focal point on community
a common unity of those entwined
common folk connected and over-lapped
those over-wrapped by common loves
securely bound by common ties
occupying common ground
filling common space
with a wrap-around embrace
that lasts a tight hold longer
that ignores odd body odour
an embrace that lasts
a whole lot together
Not sure about the structure of this one.  I compose on a phone screen a lot (rather than on paper or desktop), which leans me toward shorter lines and this has shorter lines than most of my wittering. Anyhow, I may try it again once I get to a desktop.  
#2 Now edited with slightly longer lines and a little reworking, but not much.
Big Virge Aug 26
The thought of ... Communities ...
Interests Me .....

because communities NEED ... " UNITY " ...
If they're gonna succeed ...
In ... Keeping The ... " Peace " ... !!!

Peace and Love ...
Can Create ... Harmony ...

Harmony ...
Creates ... Peaceful Streets ...

Streets that require ...
LESS police ... !!!
Because Police are required ...
TOO FREQUENTLY ... !!!!!

Police NEED To ... Recognise ...
How They ... BE ... !!!
cos' Harassment of youth ...
Can UPSET Their ... " Chi " ... !!!

They ...
NEED TO feel .......... FREE ............
to be ... Who They BE ...
Without always fearing ... BRUTALITY ... !!!!!

This comes from ... " Patience " ...
MORE ... " Race Integration " ... !!!!

MORE ... Workshops for THEM ...

They NEED ... Education ... !!!!!

On how our youth are ...
Black Youngsters and Asians ...
and Youthful ... Caucasians ... !!!

Racists NEED .................................................................­................................ REMOVAL ...
from our ... " Police Stations " ... !!!!!

That WASN'T ... " A Dig " ... !!!
But ..........

ABUSE of ... " The Law " ...
Makes .....
Most People ... SICK ... !!!

and this can bring ... TROUBLE ...
when dealing with ... KIDS ... !!!

Communities NEED ...
to ... FIGHT OFF ............... *** - isi - on ... !!!!!

They NEED ... POSITIVE Leaders ...
With Singular ... Visions ...

People, who ... LISTEN ...
to Statements with ... Missions ... !!!!!
NOT People who have ...
"Narrow Minded" ... Opinions ... !!!

From groups run by ... " Muslims " ...
to ... groups run by ... " Christians " ...

DON'T Use Your Religion ...
to ... Build A ...................................................... Partition ... !!!!!

Use Your ... Religion ...
to UNIFY Children ...
cos' UNITY is ...
What Most People are ................................... Missing .......................... !!!

We NEED ... Education ...
That FEEDS ... Information ...
to Help us ................................... AVOID ...
Social .... "depravation" .... !!!!!

There is ... NO EXCUSE ...
for Children's ... STARVATION ... !!!!!!

Private Investment ...
Can Save populations ...
From ...... Discrimination ......

FORGET The ... " Playstation " ... !!!

The games of TODAY ...
NOW NEED ... Alterations ... !!!

Investment is ... NEEDED ...
In REAL .... Recreation .... !!!

Sports Clubs and Parks ...
This ISN'T ... A Call ...

But PLEASE ......
Hear My ... HARK ... !!!!!
cos' ... Those Who DON'T LISTEN ...
REMAIN ... "in the dark" ...

This piece has been ... Written ...
For Peoples' ... PROTECTION ...

Crime DOES NEED ... Inspection ... !!!

Our Youth NEED ... Direction ...
BEFORE They ... End Up Hearing ... !!!!!

"Son you've been sectioned !"

cos' violence can lead to ...
Psychiatrists Questions ... !!!!!!!

Violence is SPREADING ...
A DEADLY ... Infection ... !!!!!!!

THE CURE ... is ...

PREVENTION.

PEACE ... is a word ...
That DESERVES ...

One More Mention ... !!!!!

I Hope what you've read ...
INSPIRES ... " Reflection " ...

So to those who've read this ...
REFLECT ... Upon This ...

Communities WON'T GROW ...
Without ... STRONG CONNECTIONS ... !!!!!
Written upon request, for a community group who wanted something to cover youth crime, and other issues affecting their community ........
Cat Lynn Aug 22
Every class I walked into, was a new book for me to read...
Terror had an aim on me...

and with time, it struck...

Numbness bathed me as I stepped into another Dimension, out and beyond my comfort zone

People that surrounded me, blinded my eyes, for this was a community of uncomfortable brightness, colors, and laughter.

I wanted to disintegrate into a shadow and fall right through the floor... and allow my soul to shrink and disappear.

For I stepped into an atmosphere that was unfamiliar to me...

I always looked down, for I felt like a prisoner of fear... for this is all a New World, a New Beginning for me...

I can't back down from this challenge, I'm already here...
For English today, we were supposed to write about what our first day of the College semester felt like... this was what I wrote... thought it was worth posting.
Look at everything I've done
There is no forgiving this
Even still, all I did was run
I rand from it all
I'm gone
I departed to a new place
Where no one could know
This dreaded face
I spent my time on the train
Afraid

Time has come to Fall
The color red was all around
Each leaf is a memory hiding
Things that shouldn't be found

The wait comes to an end
Where I will take
The first step
Towards a new life
And right away
"Welcome to our town!"
"There's no need to frown!"
"Come on, let's be friends!"
Rushed by all the villagers
"Hey, I'll show you around."
The young miss
Said to me.
So then she went off, guiding
This was the next step
In this life

No
Is this forgiveness?
The world has given me a
Second chance
This is a new life
A new Me
I'll turn over a new leaf
I can make the change

Past, present, future
Past doesn't matter
And we live in the present
Fighting for our future

"Hey, miss,
Let's strive forward in this town...
Together."
This is now my town
Our town
Something far greater
Than even destiny.
Ha ha an interesting take on this game. Wish I put more references in to there but hey, I love how it came out.
Lily Aug 21
2,000 poems I've liked on this website,
2,000 poems that touched my heart,
2,000 poems that have made me smile, laugh,
Cry, and most importantly, feel.
2,000 poems that I've liked on this website-
Scratch that- community.
Whether you realize it or not,
Your poems really have changed my life.
Every time I log in, I am amazed at the
Diversity of the people who have found and
Created this amazing community.
Despite the glitches and the haters,
There is a large number who help,
Encourage, mentor, and support.
I know you all have lives outside of this community,
But I wanted to thank you all for the time you put into this.
It's become a large part of my life,
And reading your poems has caused me to examine myself
And learn things I didn't know before.
So, I thank you.
I'm sure I'll have another 2,000 poems
Liked before you know it.
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