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Rose Mar 30
so                        
                              be                        
                             the                        
                            calm                        
                           green                        
                        so strong                        
                       all living               and      
      it               all green             small      
      calm   if      ever so calm        standing        
      all light      quite special   so branches        
       so secret a   rather small   rather green        
       quite strong  very special  ever so living        
        all special  esoteric, humble, specific          
        particular branches standing, quietly            
       ever so light twigs eating, graciously            
        its primary branches standing, quietly          
          buoyant twigs eating, graciously              
           lite twigs feeding, graciously                
        so    esoteric, humble, specific     .          
   so    ever so clear twigs eating, graciously          
   exceptional branches, loose twigs, covert morals      
    specific branches, clear twigs, secret morality      
     extra branches, pure twigs, privy ethical motive    
       specific branches, clear twigs, esoteric morals  
       ever so abstemious twigs eating, graciously      
        esoteric, fine, new positively special          
          decidedly small a   all living                
          calm  foliage   a     standing                
               a tree     a       strong!                
               tree       a           leaf              
               no         a                              
                          .
.               Having                                         L
         A glass heart                               A                         Y
     Is very good in theory:            E                                   O
  Pretty from the outside,       H                                          U
Filled up with hope the inside. 
But didn't they warn you?                                                    E
 That glass is hard and cold?                                               R
    That lonely dreams will fade?                                      O
        That "protecting yourself"                                     F
            Sometimes is the thing                                  E
               That hurts you most ?                             B
                   So before you build
                        Your heart of ice                     K
                             Never forget:                  A
                                 To be loved,            E
                                     You might       R
                                           Need     B
                                               To
Roselyn Mar 19
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i tried **** (doesn't work on mobile btw)
Anya Mar 14
Why,
do we fear the dark     It's
cold hands reaching
                                     reaching
                                                      reaching
It's teeth chat t  t   t     t       ttering
It's breath m
                     o
                               a                   n
                                                              i              n
                                                                                    g
The putrid stench invading out nostrils, eyes
Mouth, rotting our
teeth, muffling our
screams

But then,
again,
What is it we're scared of exactly?

...

The lack of comfort
knowing there's some figment of control
Being blind, one sense
utterly blocked out

...

But,
       really?

There's still ears,
nose, mouth
skin,
if not,
how can we not hear the chatters and moans
smell, taste, the thick rotting scent,
feel the non existent chill?

Just think,

If all our senses were gone,
Then,

we'd truly be




...

....


.....


......


In
the dark
Anne Mar 11
d                     n
     r            w        i               g      in your
            o                       n               love. except
                                                      i can't see you.

                                                      cause you're never
                                                                              there.

                                                                                 h                     me.
                                                                                       e         p
                                                                                             l
a past relationship of mine which drained me towards the ending. should've seen the red flags but guess I was just too "in love" to notice.
Carmen Jane Mar 4
.                                   You
                                 s   e   e
                              a mantaray
                   c l i m b i n g  up a tree
          I take a look and see a diamond
      shaped  shadow, casted by a street sign
implanted in the soil, that I   only  know for
a decade and a half. That's when I came here
  with   dreams  that    now     are    forgotten,
     but you succeed to remind me of them
        and your bright   smile   and    your    
               gleaming  eyes cast a light,   
                   a    s  p  o  t  l  i  g  h  t
              ­          on my forgotten
                              dreams
                           ­      and
                                   y
                                   o
                                   u
                                   r
                                   L
                                  O
                                  U
                                  D
                                   I
                                  a
                                  u
                                  g
                                  h                             t
                                  t                                  s  
                                  e                               u
                                  r                          d
causes a drift in t h e  air that    un
MY  F O  R  G  O T  T  E  N      DREAMS
This shape poetry started with another poem called Forgotten dreams
Although I had fun trying to create this image, I think the original poem has a better impact
Anne Mar 1
there's this part of me
which I left
when
you walked away.
the young & shiny me.
somedays i still
feel lost
.
but i'm
trying
my best.  
~
//        \
\        //
\     //
| o  |
| o  |
| o  |
vvvvvvvvv
a tree symbolizing growth, but you see it's not perfect because I still don't see myself as the best version yet.
Anne Feb 25
free
falling
in
to
this

  l a  r  g e

m
          e
           S      S

you created.

don't think you
can fix it
can you?

since
you're
just
so
                                                                far
                                                                                   a - w - a - y
pistachio Feb 24
///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
//////////////////////////////////////////////  I /////////////////////////////////////////
//////////////////////////////////////will be your ///////////////////////////////
    //////////////////////////umbrella protecting you///////////////////////////
///////////////////from the sweltering heat of sun or the///////////////////
//////////gloomy torrent cloudburst caused by anyone who/////////
////leave you in a world extinguished of candela. I will not let the////
sadness of heavens drown you and washed away your smile. I will
not let the heat of Apollo scorch you again or wither you, my lily of Nile.        Though                 you              may              left
/              /        /      /   me  /        /          /      /
               /                 /     /         in a       /      /                          /
/                 /                         dim                    /                /
/           /                    /                   spot         /                /                  /
      /              /            /             trust            /               /           /
     /             /                 / me I               /               /
/                         /                           will                /               /              /
     not
/          /                         move    /            so         /
          /           /                          you         /         can    /             /
/                     /                          find                  me                    /
     /  /      /          /         when things get  /       /
 /                      /                          tough again.    /                   /
Another attempt for a shape poem. Don't know if it's good. Have a good read though :)
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