Emily D Nov 2014

Slip me in an envelope
seal me in safety
put a stamp on and,
address to anywhere
I don't want to know
And really do not care
as long as no one
Can see the inverted me.

This isn't a Hikku but each line either has 5 or 7 syllables.
Jade Sep 2014

Sometimes less is more,
When more threatens
To become too much.

Tonya Maria Jul 2014

Rainfall
Heavy showers
Clouds burst pouring darkness
Barren devoid desert sodden
Monsoon
Flooded rivers overflow blood
Tides roar atop drenched screams
Torrential rains
Deluge

A nine-line syllabic form with the pattern two, four, six, eight, two, eight, six, four, two.
Erin Mar 2015

Loneliness takes over
And when the loneliness gets too much,
Just find the darkness.

laine Feb 2014

kiss me harder
and we'll go down together
I swear I'm not going
anywhere
because you're exactly what I needed
and you showed up the
moment
I
looked away
I'm holding my breaths in
and imagining yours
your mouth
and everything I learn about you is a new
star
and you form constellations with ease
while I'm stuck stargazing
overwhelmed
you are composed
and I am erratic
you don't see a difference
(I wish my words were as beautiful as you)

Forgotten Dec 2013

I get overwhelmed
by the idea that
there are people much more successful
and happier
and powerfull
than me
it makes me feel smaller than
the smallest grain of sand
in the big sahara
because I can't be such things

I get overwhelmed
by the idea that
there are people less successful
and sadder
and less powerful
than me
it makes me feel smaller than
the smallest plankton
in the big ocean
because i can't help them

This keeps me awake at nights

Eilis Ni Eidhin Sep 2014

You were a hurricane
I was a little cloud
I was very quiet
You were very loud
Invading my mind
You became Calm
I thought I was an ocean
But I am just a lamb.

Emma Russell Oct 2014

As I open the door

The cold engulfs me first
raising hairs on my neck, shivers down my spine, prickles on my scalp

Next the smell
so mild, pleasant, crisp. similar to rain or dew
my lungs take in this air for the first time

The light begins to peek over the mountains
clearing the fog, cutting away the dark

The quiet is both a comfort and an uneasiness
Only the earth under my feet whispers as I walk the dirt path

The lake unblemished, like a mirror for the sky to look upon
no wind, no waves, no life

standing there, absorbing the surroundings
I am the one to break the silence, to shatter the utopia
as I drop the pebble in the waters…

these ripples go on                                                              ­Forever

life is bursting
with fullness

fear of failure
strangles me

10w
A Writer Sep 2015

When it rains it pours,
The storm of life is never forgiving.
Often giving us more than we feel like we can handle.
It floods our bodies with emotion, stress, anxiety, and depression.
We can either tread through the flood, or let it drown us.

Anthony Zabala Feb 2014

it wasn't a very good day,
it wasn't very bad.
but in the end
the bad starts to overwhelm.

my mind fills up
with thoughts of sadness.
i want to be happy
but i don't know how.

- a.z.

SøułSurvivør Nov 2014

~~~


emotional expression
of so many
plus
supersensitivity
equals
overwhelm

(help!)

It's been a very emotional
Day on site and off.

I am empathetic
And I feel other's pain

I have trouble with
Setting boundaries
Lola Lucille Sep 2013

tilt my head back
inhale deep
I look up
at the stars
its humbling really,
just how insignificant
all our petty problems truly are
in this vast universe
exhale

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