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Michael May 25
I've sailed over the oceans,
under the storm clouds I've been.
To prevail should be your first intention.
Don't give up, but try it again.

The waves come and push you all over,
and there's nothing you can do but wait.
Time tells of false and true lovers.
Sometimes the hour is late.
J Mar 25
there are secrets that I
have trouble admitting even for myself.
and less yet more than myself
admitting to others.
I can spill some dark secrets
some entirely perverse
damaging
degrading
killing
secrets and
yet there are some that I cannot
I cannot
even talk or think about
or imagine
and therefore I will not speak
you will not know.
hm. this sat in drafts for a while. nothing too too much, but you know what I mean. maybe one day I'll write about it.
Michael Feb 12
Life is like hanging off a ledge
above an endless drop,
and I can't stop looking down.
Love is the gravity that kills.
Caitlin Faykus Nov 2020
When the depression hits
I suddenly become empty
It's like the world around me has stopped spinning
Life becomes dull
And at this point
I would do anything to feel something
Because the nothing is killing me
But then after awhile
When the nightmares start to fade
And my world resumes its rotation
All of the emotions start rushing back
And at this point
I would do anything to go back to feeling
Nothing
Leah Carr Nov 2020
No.
Not here.
Not now.
Please.
Don't do this to me.
I'll do anything.
Just please.
Don't make this happen.
Don't make this happen all over again.
I exaggerate everything.
The pain under my eyes.
The strain in my muscles.
Every time, it’s a unit darker and heavier.

There’s a relief; a moment of ecstasy,
In over describing things.
I feel real.

A bubble of air sits in my veins.
It stings.
It burns in the gaps.

How do I honour it?

I try.
Every time.
With a unit darker and heavier.
Mystic Ink Plus Nov 2020
That smile

Ripples
All the way
Offers an oasis
Caresses the soul
Captures the mind
Ignites the spirit
Echoes endlessly
On and on
Wow
Intoxicating
She is the muse
Evergreen
Nothing like you
A bit of that
A bit of this
All that you are
Overwhelming

And so much more
Genre: Experimental
Theme: Not just another pretty face
Author's Note: Now Let There Be Art
S Sep 2020
The words flutter out of your mouth and burn themselves into my back, scarring me forever with the feeling of kindness.
Amanda Kay Burke Jul 2020
I am sorry that I am a hopeless mess
Waste of space
Broken at best
Words my comfort when taken by fear
Times I can't face who's waiting in the mirror
I want pain to end so I can be free
The overwhelming misery
I try to pause
Breathe deep and slow
Anxiety will not let me go
And I want to change
Be happy once more
I'll never get back the life I had before
Just make the world disappear for awhile
Then maybe I'd remember how to smile
It's been so long I think I've forgotten how it feels to laugh
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