Cassie Perry11 hours ago
Family Demise
Bloodline lies thicker than layers of dirt, Spouting comforters to cover up the truth, They say water erodes, Yet restores the circle, Today papers and artwork with water stained memories were discove...
Sally Faux (SKM)11 hours ago
The Light
Darkness Enveloping my surroundings Trapped in this hole I call home With no hope And no one to hold "Is this my end?" I often ask myself "Is this my destiny?" And I look up and see a light Shining br...
MCBerthaG Divinity11 hours ago
Breathe In
So this is what it's been all about Bertha G? It's been about you wanting to come out and see? To swim in the rivers and sit among trees? You evil bitch! How dare you play with me I've been in pain is...
Noah Hagedorn11 hours ago
In Silence We Pray
Though we walk through life with all these questions we always know we have a solution to release these questions out of our mind: to pray. We fall fall to out knees and cry out with any and all raw e...
Josh Flannagan11 hours ago
Under Umbrellas
There’s something mind-numbing and peaceful about walking under an umbrella beneath the rain. The sound of a thousand, tiny lapilli landing with ease above my sheltered head. The smell of wet wind and...
Kenneth Davis11 hours ago
Hearts Must Pay
I've been ignored Much longer than You've been interested, So, it's best you keep your distance No matter What the condition is Ive practically become accustomed To being alone, Where now, taking an i...
GARY DEAN7 days ago
BrewDog
To quench a real thirst There is one beer I turn to first It's the delectable liquid nectar From the brewery we all get set to Go and be merry while drinking a brew The best drink you could make from ...
Josh Flannagan15 days ago
The Ivy Now
The Ivy Now Am I not allowed to kill the ivy behind my home? Am I to be mistook for someone without the Wherewithal to free myself from a beast so constrictive? In truth I only remember the land that ...
Anon Anonymousa month ago
A Laugh at 17-Year-Old Me
Sometimes, we're so caught up in our own self-loathing to realize the logistics of breakups. We cry and stuff our faces with food or stop eating for days at a time. Some of us sleep for 16 hours a day...
W. R. Rodriquez's Words Guide Readers Through the Beautiful Bronx
W. R. Rodriquez's Concrete Pastures of the Beautiful Bronx was written ten years ago but it could have stepped off the presses today. Its passion is streaked with cynicism and yet this collection is f...
Katharin Crewsona month ago
Positive Effects of Poetry
Over the past few years, I have suffered from depression and anxiety. All the while, I have been a poetry enthusiast and I write in my spare time. After a session of writing, I felt tranquil and calm....
LaNina Jones2 months ago
Games
How long are we going to do this? How long are we going to sit in this empty room, our eyes locked in an invisible trance? How long are you going to keep searching for what YOU lack in me, digging dee...
Only the Classics
The roots from which poetry as we know it has flourished. Taking you back to the classical era, one stanza at a time.
Life as a Poet Knows It
Industry tips for new poets. Welcome to the Poets family.
America in Verse
One Nation, United by Poetry. Exploring the United States of America through word.
Diah R14 hours ago
Pricking Thorns
He cornered her. He had her at a point of vulnerability. He knew she was eager for love, so he used that as his tool of manipulation. He pulled her in. Tampered with the very rhythm of her mind. He su...
June Kawano19 hours ago
What I Would Tell You If I Could
I would tell you that I don’t want regrets, That I’m only doing this to save myself, From the regrets. I would tell you how much I’ve liked you, How all the words you’ve ever said still lingers so muc...
K. L.S.a day ago
I’m Done With Him
I always said I’d leave “I'm done” “I can’t do this anymore” These are things I’d scream to myself Hands twined in my hair, staring at my reflection as if I don’t know whose staring back. I remember s...
paris dreams12 hours ago
Darker
Just because I am a darker skin color I am not ghetto I am not out of what's "acceptable" I am not white washed I am more intelligent than you think Just because I am nonexistent in your household I a...
Anna _15 hours ago
Humans DO NOT need labels.
The colors inside of me are the symbol of blasphemy I didn’t get to see I was born with deficiency I don’t know what I am yet I know I perceive a lonely rainbow who barely lives So I’m stuck in my cag...
Who Thinks...
Who...? Shy, sweet, sensitive Who loves to see people learning. Who thinks my family should stop caring about some of decisions that I should have to make on my own. Who feels the environment should s...
Sally Faux (SKM)11 hours ago
The Light
Darkness Enveloping my surroundings Trapped in this hole I call home With no hope And no one to hold "Is this my end?" I often ask myself "Is this my destiny?" And I look up and see a light Shining br...
Rose Elways14 hours ago
Love Yourself
Alone where my thoughts are restless. Sleepless because im drawning in my thoughts. The voice in my head says I am worthless The voice in my head says I am ugly The voice in my head says I am flawed T...
Lucia M15 hours ago
Self Talk
Making wrong decisions after another, Failure after failure, She thinks she never learns, But truthfully, She does. Take little steps child, This will get better; You’re only young, Figuring out yours...
Kenneth Davis11 hours ago
Hearts Must Pay
I've been ignored Much longer than You've been interested, So, it's best you keep your distance No matter What the condition is Ive practically become accustomed To being alone, Where now, taking an i...
Gerlinda Pierre11 hours ago
Fighting the Voices in My Head...
I woke up this morning and my heart was heavy... I was thinking of my past mistakes and many misdeeds and began to drag myself mentally in that same vicious tone that I have become accustomed to "You ...
Siarah R12 hours ago
Broken
even after you’ve broken me you’re still dropping me you let me fall with no intention of ever catching me
Noah Hagedorn11 hours ago
In Silence We Pray
Though we walk through life with all these questions we always know we have a solution to release these questions out of our mind: to pray. We fall fall to out knees and cry out with any and all raw e...
Sheila Zip11 hours ago
The Dancing Tree and Me
Dancing tree, dancing tree, come dance with me; dance the night away as I sleep, when I wake I will dance, when I sleep you will dance. Our rhythm on peak, the wind is singing feeding your movements t...
Noah Hagedorn11 hours ago
What We Will Be Remembered By
How we will be remembered is something humans are constantly thinking about. We strive to be great people, someone that will make people think and remember us. Humans are never content with just exist...
Bazooka Teaches12 hours ago
Trouble Love Shut
I should keep my mouth shut, especially when you wear silver earrings with lipstick that you never wore before You know, one time I fully confessed to you in my mind It felt like a full frontal image ...
SR
Sam Rodas16 hours ago
Colorful Sonnets
Red. Art thou an apparition of my heart, Or an aspiration of my mind’s hope To succumb to the want of real life art Or to be involved, to thou upon dote. To see thine in a place of wellbeing Can make ...
Gulraj Bedi17 hours ago
Waywardness
Fallen Apart
Cassie Perry11 hours ago
Family Demise
Bloodline lies thicker than layers of dirt, Spouting comforters to cover up the truth, They say water erodes, Yet restores the circle, Today papers and artwork with water stained memories were discove...
MCBerthaG Divinity11 hours ago
Breathe In
So this is what it's been all about Bertha G? It's been about you wanting to come out and see? To swim in the rivers and sit among trees? You evil bitch! How dare you play with me I've been in pain is...
Kenneth Davis11 hours ago
Wishlist
If goodness is a weakness Then hatred a better attribute, A Narcissistic feature The only language this world computes Automaton in various colors They're manufactured, Tin men with heartless intentio...
Tom Baker15 hours ago
Where Have You Been, John Redhawk?
"Finally. I punched that hole in the sky."
Her World
She's poisonous no, she's venomous Let her in at your own risk She'll wrap you up in her crazy ways Strike when you least expect Swirling in her venom of ecstasy She'll spit you out if you leave a bad...
RM
Rees Marshall3 days ago
No Name Tim: Redemption
No Name Tim is lost. He has decided that everything has nothing. Everything has no meaning, no purpose, and no name. Has anything ever been? Of course it has. Everything has been but nothing has lived...
One and Only
They called him "The Duke", his triumph was no fluke. Tall and handsome fella, his fame was like a nuke. Born in Iowa, grew up in Southern California. His first big role was in The Big Trail, Like a t...
Eleanor Thirlway2 months ago
Let the Winged Fancy Roam...
At times, it is very difficult to appreciate life and all its possibilities because, let’s face it, it can be hard. Often our old enemy "time" gets in the way and we suddenly realise we are years olde...
Violet P. Davies4 months ago
Persephone
Pomegranate juice running down her chin Ebony eyelashes growing wet with tears Realizing She has been deceived Even as the bright, bittersweet tang Plies her ruby-stained tongue with confusion, as Had...