Lady Luna Aug 10

Hair made of water,
eyes of ice,
heart a flooded river,
hands like knives.

Mind like a glacier,
legs like the skies,
feet made of feathers,
arms of branches, reaching new heights.

Saint Titus Mar 29

High pitch community
From one single tone
Can go from home
To a killing floor

Made all the more harrowing
Toxic trauma of the mind

Freeze up they said

Yet we push on
And we pushed hard
We pushed it too far
Then let down our gard

And now the lights flicker from green to red
A premonition of bloodshed
Locked inside the voice of
A brother or a friend
Neither one is talking now

Survive it says
Static cuts through
And the line drops dead
Outside my head the night goes on
Cheery faces basking in the light
Permissive out of innocence

Enjoying spite out of spite
Who is right
It doesn't matter
My eyes burn bright
But no one can hear

Screams are echoed all around
But transaction leaves my words devoid
Bliss is heard amiss, above
We coveted and now we pay

The price of our sin

Mikayla Smith Jan 25

I am the wind when the tide is high
And the clouds hang like broken picture frames in the sky,
Holding on for a moment of glory
While the poet’s haunting words write me life’s little story.

I am the sun when the world has no shine,
A gleam lost within the precious folds of time.
My manner of pride surpassing
What so long ago became everlasting,
For the days have become nothing more than an actor’s last scene.

I am thunder rippling in the dark
As the raindrops wound the already fragile hearts.
Sorrow falling upon the world like a blanket,
Wondering how much longer our broken souls can take it.

I am lost when the storm shatters the world,
Breaking the glass as the space between the lines unfurl.
And wandering like no man wanders before,
Hanging from the busted seam brought by greed, hunger, and war,
Never allowing their dreams to wash upon a dusty shore.

I am lightning, vibrant and ready to be a guide in the night,
Ready to end the darkness with a future promising and bright.
I am lightning, leading them through the storm
And abolishing the suffering that our hearts and our souls transformed.
I am lightning amongst thunder, ironically quiet and frightened,
Yet, they forget that their darkness too deserves to be lightened.

Written in the beginning of September and my third year of high school, I was inspired to write this after viewing an assignment prompt in my A.P. English Literature class. Deciding to compare that of my mind, soul, and body to an element, I chose lightning. To have the characteristics of lighting, I feel as if one must be vibrant against a black sky and bursting with passion as lighting does electricity. All of us are lighting one way or another. No matter the way one chooses to express their inner lighting, just remember that the small bit of electricity is there and it is alive.
SabreLi Dec 2016

Behind the deep and dark blue eyes
Is nothing but a sea of cries
And the smile only serves to hide
All the anguish deep inside

Can’t someone take this pain away?
Must I relive it every day?

You may think I’m in my element
But I can’t resist both wind and tide
I’m just creating more skeletons
The pressure around is too intense
No matter how far I run and hide
The torment suffered is too immense

And day by day the challenge grows
To live despite my new sorrows
The candle burns, its wick draws thin
Temptation begs me to give in

Won’t someone take this pain away?
Must I relive it every day?

You may think I’m in my element
But I can’t resist both wind and tide
I’m just creating more skeletons
The pressure around is too intense
No matter how far I run and hide
The torment suffered is too immense

And hard I try and harder still
But just as quick I lose the will
I start to falter, lose my way
And before I know it it’s too late

Why wouldn’t you take the pain away?
Am I doomed to relive it every day?

Copyright ©2016-2017 KF

Lunar Love Dec 2016

so young,
you've already taken
the world
by a storm
grabbing their gazes
enticing their ears

so old,
you're still taking
our hearts
by a gentle breeze
sweeping us off
of our feet

you are the element

from us carats, to you, seventeen!

for seventeen's first MAMA win! i will always be so happy and grateful for your hard work.
Alva Cardona Oct 2016

If poetry were an element,
it would be the Air

It would want to be breathed,

to become part of my breath
and the sound of my voice
as it grazes my lips

It would like to be
moved around
my tongue

It would love to be
tasted, like water

to be
wild, like fire

to be
still, like mist

and sing,
like the breeze

It would carry the perfume of flowers
from a mile away,
from unknown fields

wanting me to smell
its exquisite aroma,

inviting me
to inhale

It would want to grab
the quills that float around
and dip them in inkwells
and draw up rhymes,
verses and stanzas
on secret manuscripts

It would be a hurricane,
a beautiful storm,
whose winds and moans blow away
my intention to speak,
my choice of words

It would steal the ability to talk
from my mouth
while caressing my skin,
leaving goosebumps
and chills in its wake,
paralyzing my body
and leaving me

It would unravel me
pulling at the invisible seams
that hold me together,
and it would tear me apart
like the blank pages
of a book without binds

It would make me soar
like a balloon
trying to reach the sky,
like a thousand butterflies
freed after being
trapped in a jar;

It would enter my lungs,
silencing the beating of my heart
like a violent flutter of wings
against my chest
wanting to escape
to fly high,
oh so high,
making me want
to exhale

It would be
too much to contain
and hold inside

It would leave me

and it would leave me
with no other choice
but to write.

Jasmine Dar Aug 2016

Quietly she mutters    
Skipping on the retreating froth,
Like a butterfly flutters
After a moth.

Give her the sea,
And she will return with the storm
Spreading terror and beauty
Since the day she was born.
How far she treaded,
No-one knew
With little ornaments embedded,
Some old and some new.

With each breath, she is restored
Gently swaying past the damp shore.    
Wuthering in agony
She destroys the boat
With seawater being her friend,
brings all life to an end.    

She touches the face
Of the girl on the beach
She fills her arms with an embrace,
It was her she had to reach.

Jasmine Dar

Hope you like it:)

I'm going to discover a new element
Its called Luv U
I know its not the most clever thing to come up with
But at least I tried

Leila Valencia May 2016

The electrification of powerful shocks shoot through me, must be some unworldly connection
I'm the ruler of rebellion, invention, revolution sitting in my palace as I sip from my glass tea cup.
My mind is a whacky world of ecentric waterfalls.  

One day the universe drops in my hand
Universal peace and harmony - is my profound calling

I whack out the world - shake it on it's feet - wake it up from it's mindless sleep
Pioneering the stars that those will follow - may you come by my side one day

Aquarius sun Sign
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