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Khoi Apr 7
Fenced in
a pig in a pen
he remembered her
black eyes
couldn't take flight
he still cries
justice was served
a brave woman
never lies.
Where do we stand
I often wondered
We stand over the earth
We stand under the sky
The earth has caught hold of us
By its gravitational pull
Not ready to part with
Even our ashes after our deaths
Unless we are taken to Moon or Mars by Elon  Musk
So much so at physical
level
Now at level immaterial
Where do we stand
We stand over animals' intelligence
We stand under God's intelligence
Where you stand
Determines your standing
So we under stand sky
We under stand God
We over stand earth
We over stand animals
This is your standing
You can tell this to your father-in-law
If he ever asks
What's your standing?
We were engineers. We were doctors. We were best brains. We didn't make good money. Father taught dead honesty. Our standing was questioned. Guys write poems, but make good money. Have assets. It's very important.
Jaxey Dec 2020
I'm on fire
I'm burning
I'm dying
I'm bleeding
I was careful
I was cautious
and yet
I'm still weeping
I'm tripping
I'm falling
I'm desperate
for something
to catch me
to hold me
to help me
to fix me
I'm gasping
I'm breathing
I'm drowning
I'm fighting
I'm six feet under
and yet
I'm still standing
It's not over yet
Sarah Flynn Oct 2020
if you ever try to hurt me,
remember that I’ve already
hurt myself ten times worse.

if you ever try to hurt me,
I wish you good luck.

keep in mind that you are not
the first person to hit me.
you are not the strongest person
who has tried to knock me down.

and look at me.
I’m still standing.
she stood still
only wanting to be
noticed
wanting only to be
acknowledged
for that moment only
time stood still
when he stood still
only wanting to
find her
and give her
anything she wants
only when they
both stood still
could they really
see
he was the one
for her
she was the one
for him
all along
The little steps
Seem like
No steps at all
Living a life
Maybe not truly living at all
That seems
To stand still
Everyone, Everything
Moving
Catching up
Seemingly impossible
Dvali Taytem Jun 2020
I have begun to think about
The many times I’ve fallen down
And realized I had no crown
Because I am no king
And I cannot even imagine how
I don’t know the path that led to now
But I’ve tightened my hands onto the plow
And stood up after everything

Most of the time I’ve been around
I’ve wanted to find a poetic way out
Because living this way is a little too much to bear
I’ve been talking to myself as I lie on the ground
Wasting my life, losing weight by the pound
But I guess it’s fine because I’m still here

I guess I’m fine because I’m still here
6/3/2020, 4:02 PM
Michael R Burch Apr 2020
Stonehenge
by Michael R. Burch

Here where the wind imbues life within stone,
    I once stood
and watched as the tempest made monuments groan
    as if blood
boiled within them.

Here where the Druids stood charting the stars
    I can tell
they longed for the heavens ... perhaps because
    hell
boiled beneath them?

Keywords/Tags: Stonehenge, standing, stones, sarcens, bluestones, Druids, star, charts, charting, blood, heaven, hell
When you feel like burning the bridges
Setting them in flames and forgetting
What’s keeping you from hurting people
The ones you once befriended

What keeps you from being resentful
What helps you just moving forward
Holding the gazes of people
The ones you are leaving behind you

Belonging is a powerful feeling
Standing alone can be scary
But what are the ways to make sure
That you are not dissolving in others
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