Daphnee Disasi8 hours ago
In Darkness, We See Light
Open your eyes Not to the person merely walking their babe upon their bosom Or the dog asking to be paid his dues of love Open your eyes To the blue and grey skies above And the patch of land below up...
Dear Dad Part 2
Dear Dad, I've changed my mind, I can't do it any longer. I said I'd love you unconditionally, but why should I when it's so obvious you gave up all those years ago? You've hurt me too many times now ...
Pain
See thy hand reaching for help, Blades cut the skin in two, Rivers flowing from the eyes, Heart races to reach the finish, Shallow breaths hurries past. Hello? Can anyone see my pain? I'm here, can't ...
Chaney Guffey8 hours ago
Looking in Your Eyes
I never knew what fresh air really tasted like until I saw your face, then the whole world got clearer. I always hoped I had a hand to hold, a love as strong as the one I learned to find in a mirror. ...
The Exterior and the Core
People passing by, Seeing Familiar strangers, Their exterior is golden, Like a crisp, clean apple, But under the exterior hides downfalls, struggles, and imperfections, The first impressions can be de...
Dear Dad
Dear Dad, I'm sorry I'm not the little girl you'd hoped that I would be. I'm sorry for all the mean things I said when I didn't get my way. I'm sorry I hate my last name. I'm sorry for lying to you ab...
Kathryn New9 days ago
Bitter Beans and Water
Two scoops, an early rise, Roasted beans and water. Twelve cups, two mugs Bitter beans and water. Tinkling bells, jostling coats “Good morning, Frank!” Had he heard the news? News, news? What news? We...
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Emily Schwartz18 days ago
Gone Away
Gone, whispers the peeling wallpaper. The walls have rotted away by the pursuit Of rainwater and the undeniable dispute Between termites and water vapor. Empty, groans the creaking floorboard. Each si...
Ajone Alinaa month ago
Immerse
For anyone who wasn’t already aware, I am worth immersing in. And for those who don’t recognize, Who try to drown me In their detached, weary, disheartening, Sonofabitch of a reality, Immerse in me. A...
Scentrifugal
Green told me he hates you July is the righthand corner I see Wednesday on the side One is not that lonely, but he won’t admit it (He likes to brag about his fame) The seasons are circles Have you eve...
Fiachra O'2 months ago
Kitchen
when time has passed unknowingly my kitchen reminds me it has Molly tells me where the bread is below where the plates used to be, before the ants I remember them, the ants the ants that infiltrated t...
Danny Kane2 months ago
So, You Want to be a Millennial, Huh?
So, you want to be a millennial? A bipolar bi-centennial? Burdened by crippling debt But yolo no regret Trying a whole world of drugs While everyone else just shrugs Drinking until your last penny Cau...
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.
Ellie Schmidt9 hours ago
What the Heart Wants
It’s a peculiar thing, isn’t it? the way you can feel your heart pull towards things maybe not meant for you like a really chubby kid begging for more cake That’s the way I yearn for you like a nicoti...
Briana Corkill14 hours ago
Are We Ok?
Are we ok? Absolutely! Are we ok? Yes. Are we ok? Sure. But if you ask me again... And suddenly my tongue starts bleeding, from biting so hard, from swallowing fire. And I'm choking on the smoke from ...
Moon 🌙14 hours ago
Chance
I wanted to hear you say those words Tell me you love me, we're done with the worst I was there for you, I went through hell I believed in you when they said you'd fail Where were you when I was at my...
Mario Castelli15 hours ago
Goodbye
Goodbye to the boy I used to know; Once, viewing the world through lenses of naivety, Growing up has taught him that life is fleeting, yet gorgeously aware. Continuing a fight to no avail, Thinking wh...
Truss Factor
I don't think I knew exactly what I wanted when I was 17. But I knew for certain I wanted him when we met. Average height and slender. A tattoo on his arm and near his chest. Light-skin, freckled face...
Elena Aizaa day ago
Until Debt Tear Us Apart
I’m more afraid of debt than I am of death For some reason my parents don’t understand this They say, “You just give up too quickly” Que sera Sera Whatever will be Will be I used to believe this too M...
Daphnee Disasi8 hours ago
In Darkness, We See Light
Open your eyes Not to the person merely walking their babe upon their bosom Or the dog asking to be paid his dues of love Open your eyes To the blue and grey skies above And the patch of land below up...
Michele Hastings11 hours ago
Socks
She wears socks and they show her mood. She wears socks instead of hiding behind attitude. She wears socks stripes, bats, snowmen, or food. She wears socks that define her feelings. She wears socks be...
Deshawn LeGrand13 hours ago
Brand New Eyes
Brand new eyes This broken body of mine filled with anger Unable to trust Unable to fully love without fear Unable to see without judging Unable to care Unable to feel Unable to be happy Cast my tired...
Dear Dad Part 2
Dear Dad, I've changed my mind, I can't do it any longer. I said I'd love you unconditionally, but why should I when it's so obvious you gave up all those years ago? You've hurt me too many times now ...
Pain
See thy hand reaching for help, Blades cut the skin in two, Rivers flowing from the eyes, Heart races to reach the finish, Shallow breaths hurries past. Hello? Can anyone see my pain? I'm here, can't ...
Dear Dad
Dear Dad, I'm sorry I'm not the little girl you'd hoped that I would be. I'm sorry for all the mean things I said when I didn't get my way. I'm sorry I hate my last name. I'm sorry for lying to you ab...
Olawale Lawala day ago
Predator
I silently stalk Within these tall stalks A deafening roar is my talk And a proud gait defines my walk I survive by killing Each meal provides me healing A refreshing and satisfying feeling Joyous suc...
In a Dream
I fall asleep under the loving face of the moon; She casts a spell and makes you doze off to her mystic tune, She is the leading lady of the rendition. The crickets form a soothing orchestra They cres...
Brandon Branch2 days ago
The Sun
To the one with no origin nor an end created the universe. The beauty HE makes is second to no artist. But what's a system without life? Or a life sustainer, perhaps? The sun is always glowing, beatin...
Chaney Guffey8 hours ago
Looking in Your Eyes
I never knew what fresh air really tasted like until I saw your face, then the whole world got clearer. I always hoped I had a hand to hold, a love as strong as the one I learned to find in a mirror. ...
Yogi Sharp11 hours ago
Love in Time
All my life I've been waiting for you, But it wasn't time and destiny knew, Still my heart was always yours, While time was opening and closing doors. I dreamt of you, you were on my mind, Just waitin...
Anisha Begum12 hours ago
The Passion In My Heart
His smile makes my whole world come to a halt, when I witness it... for a moment my eyes freeze in an instant as well as my heart pulsating immensely. He is an art, in my eyes, the most beautiful of a...
Psych du Soleil10 hours ago
On Chess and Feminism
First performed live: Monday, April 4, 2011 —- You can turn on your television and travel at button pressing speed from the Discovery Channel to the History Channel. You can surf the waves of the Worl...
Sadi Shepherd 2 days ago
Racing Thoughts
You see the world we live in is so black and white. Stuck at a stand still everybody always trying to figure out what’s wrong or right. There’s always somebody trying to tell you how to live your life...
Lucy Wang5 days ago
The Shadows Beneath Us
To unknowing eyes, the world up close may seem as if it were painted with the hues of vibrance and life, so full of constant joy and maybe the occasional trouble... But under the blanket that hides th...
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yell ow9 hours ago
Languid Memories
she spoke as if words fell from her tongue like languid memories as if her lips knew every movement personally practiced perfectly as if this was the one thing she could do and people would watch tran...
Michele Hastings10 hours ago
Smoking
"Why do you smoke?" "Why do you choose to ruin yourself?" "You're toxic." Smoking has not meant a thing to me, I inhale the pleasure and I release the pressure. People think if they scare me with deat...
Fa-Gurgle-La
I was always obsessed with these little creatures... So blue and so small, Always singing their fa-la-la song. How Azriel and I used to torment and attack. Now I never tasted them they always foiled m...
Amariah Torres4 days ago
We Art Not Frighted
We art not frighted from the bloodied field; Hearts becoming of a kingly knight's shield. We art not thy's intricate game thee wields, Grazing our ope body whence merely peeled. We art not undone by E...
Mike Day12 days ago
Upon A Sinking Ship
So be it far from me to dwell on matters such as death, to rue the day I cast off the shackles of life and plunge into those icy blue depths. Perhaps it shall be quick, though I doubt that to be so, f...
Robyn Welborne14 days ago
Boogeymen in My Closets
Boogeymen In My Closets: I. Now I lay me down to sleep Beneath my bed I dare not peek. Under the covers my head to take Tuck'd up tight until morning's break. II. Second night I'm down to sleep Still ...