Sarah Ferreira7 hours ago
Rise & Fall
The rise and fall The up, the down The inner battle returns It follows me, consumes me, It tries to tear me up from the inside out The heat comes to surface, leaving me to crash and burn... But I will...
Sydney Marie7 hours ago
Taking a U-Turn Home
I don’t know who you are anymore But I know myself After years and years of misconceptions Heart breaks and losses taken, I lost who I was and shaped my life All around you. I was a free spirit that d...
My Crush
My Crush.. Who made me blush At his slightest touch Never was anything serious But that's what made it mysterious Never was physical More like mental Sensual smile Walked with grace More like a teddy ...
Emma Sidnam7 hours ago
I Am
I am calm. Gliding on paper wings, A light rain, no hail, No wind. I am a city, Sky-scrapers, metal grey, smooth – Clean, unflinching In the face of war. I am a forest, Growing slowly – gradually Over...
Joe Francisco7 hours ago
More Drafts and Excerpts from Verse Novel Series
Jane’s Pain Struggle lies in her beauty Her life story sounds like your favorite movie... -Prime Clan Sandman
Jonathan Costa7 hours ago
Just Bird Talk
So I heard that Red robin Hasn't been rockin' Got caught up in the Tick tockin' Life Parrots are unemployed So I heard And have you seen the nose job On that bird Speaking of noses Toucan's has gotten...
Experiences in Poetry
I am a poet. I don't have any books published, but I am a poet. When I sit down to write, it's what comes easiest. The fiction I write often comes from poems or turns into poems or, at the very least,...
Lenora Huỳnh2 months ago
Before the Rice Plant Becomes
There is an undeniable parallel between the history of rice and skin colour. It reminds us that darkness equates to filth, and this is stems from classism. Brown rice had a history of being cheap pig food. Evidently, it became unfathomable for humans to consider eating something meant for a farm animal.White rice symbolizes wealth. Fair skin symbolizes wealth. It implies that the woman has never had to work hard. An outdated perspective of course, but the notion that fair skin is desirable, is s...
Sid l.c 3 months ago
One Day
We get colder As we grow older We will walk So much slower And hold our heads lower. Our hopes will be so far above us, I swear, they touch the heavens. Once in a while, we’ll catch a glimpse of what ...
Christopher Sims4 months ago
Stop a Bullet with a Poem
Stop A Bullet with A Poem If I could stop a bullet with a poem I would. If I could save one life with a poem I would. I’d throw each word like a disk or a shield aiming straight at bullets from 45s an...
meka carter4 months ago
Metamorphosis
I rise from the ashes After scorching the lies of my youth I come to terms, realize It’s okay to be a mess I no longer have to evade my truth I wasn’t born into this madness Neatly packaged with a bow...
heaven young4 months ago
Outline
You don’t know the first thing about strength, When the battle gets too hard, you run away. Put others before yourself in harm’s way, But I won’t let you get to me today. You think you have power over...
Poets in Motion
We’re celebrating National Poetry Month with our first poetry contest. Submit your most artistic, emotional, or hilarious original poetry inspired by movement—whatever that means to you. Use #VocalNPM to enter.
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.
Jewell Coleman8 hours ago
The Good Girls Go Through the Worst
I can’t help that I saw the universe in you I can’t help that I spoke you into my future only to be placed in your past I can’t help that I knew your potential & tried to get you to see it too. I can’...
Kasmia M11 hours ago
Your Destiny Awaits You
Over the sky, there are clouds. Clouds that can rain over big crowds. Over these crowds, there are umbrellas. Umbrellas that can mask a vast amount of young fellas. Over these fellas are clothes. Clot...
Tori Enamorado11 hours ago
A Broken Love Poem
There’s a girl She has beautiful blue eyes Lips with a perfect curve to them Her face covered in freckles Fire red curly hair that falls perfectly below her shoulders The way her eyebrows rise when sh...
Carolina Machado8 hours ago
Rotten Apple
"When whiteness and brownness collides" This is what you lecture To your students, To your colleagues, To your department, To your campus, To your culture. "When whiteness and brownness collides" This...
Alexis Dean8 hours ago
Black Like Me
I fling my arms wide With a smile and a tear, Then feel a belonging That’s rare around here, Your hand holds mine But somehow I feel free, I yearned for a friend That is Black like me… I feel my heart...
Jenna King10 hours ago
We/Oui (pt. i)
You see... I’m scared of the future and for the next generation, cuz as society “progresses,” i see the fall of a nation. A nation that is the product of a million and one frustrations: economic dispa...
Sarah Ferreira7 hours ago
Rise & Fall
The rise and fall The up, the down The inner battle returns It follows me, consumes me, It tries to tear me up from the inside out The heat comes to surface, leaving me to crash and burn... But I will...
Sydney Marie7 hours ago
Taking a U-Turn Home
I don’t know who you are anymore But I know myself After years and years of misconceptions Heart breaks and losses taken, I lost who I was and shaped my life All around you. I was a free spirit that d...
The One in the Mirror
Silence creates an impeccable noise. One that requires incredible poise. As some of you read this you understand our circumstances can create pain that destroys. So I urge us to pay attention to our t...
Widj Gaëlle7 hours ago
Keep Scrolling
Scrolling... That's all we do nowadays We scroll past our fears and we swipe for a yes or a no We no longer feel like we need to be more We no longer feel like we're stupid Google is such an awesome p...
Rose V8 hours ago
Mask Full of Lies
Why’re you so sad?” they asked She’s wearing a mask ‘cause she’s the outcast She fakes laughs and fakes smiles She always gets hurt for her profile She is who is she, she ain’t nobody else It doesn’t ...
Jason Giecek8 hours ago
One Last Hope
I am but a blighted tear, Flung from the sky, Rain, To fall to the ground, Absorbed, So no one can see my pain An instant, A Minute in time, A day, A day to remember, To contemplate, To see, To hear, ...
Nichole Perlberg8 hours ago
Figuring It Out
Try and figure out a time where water doesn’t win I recommend you figure out what makes the wild woman’s soul sing I hope you figure out how you take your coffee and how you prefer your wine Maybe one day you’ll sit by the sea and contemplate how to figure out our polluted sky’s which will naturally help you figure out your polluted mind On the days where you can’t seem to figure out how you’ve made it this far and how exactly you’re going to make it any further maybe it’s as simple as figuring ...
SKYLERIZED 11 hours ago
Selfish Take
Dew drops on daisies cause pouting of crowds That damn the carbon footprint and the lights. They burn because of the fossil fuel clouds. The man-haters strike out against the fight. Plastics, paper, a...
Lori Brizius11 hours ago
The Thornbush
The winds of Summer Solstice gently blow across her face, As she sits amidst the mighty oak, and feels the suns embrace. The Maiden says goodbye to spring with a hand held to her heart, Beating so, sh...
My Crush
My Crush.. Who made me blush At his slightest touch Never was anything serious But that's what made it mysterious Never was physical More like mental Sensual smile Walked with grace More like a teddy ...
Kat Pérez7 hours ago
Special Education: Unconditional Love
I love myself for all the things I didn’t do didn’t complete didn’t excel in didn’t win didn’t fulfill... I love those parts of me because it’s okay to not to be good at some things it’s okay to “fail...
Kuyik Umoh10 hours ago
The Observer
The straight posture and the calmness radiating off her like the cool sea breeze. The radiant smile and shyness giving her various shades of cuteness. Her eyes, matched with the brown braids twisted o...
Jonathan Costa13 hours ago
For Tigue
I know she’s looking out for me When she calls me to bed And I ignore her Only hum as if in agreement But she’s persistent and she begs me to join her But her groans fall on deaf ears And when I final...
-A.N.L 2 days ago
Open Eyes.
Not all wars happen on battlefields. They happen in our head, In the dead of the night or break of day. Each thought a minefield, Wrong step and you're dead. They happen in our homes, Sneaking up on y...
Neon Odyrah2 days ago
Lost
What? What are you searching for? What do you live for? What do you think is important for you? Lost Lost in what is important Lost in this illusion we ourselves created Lost in these things that real...
Jonathan Costa11 hours ago
Life Eternal
Men killed and died for a sip To lengthen their trip to judgment day And I heard a guy say I don't want to live forever In a world where life reeks I considered to sever my slow spiral into oblivion B...
Asha Booth11 hours ago
The Pleasure of Motion
From the moment we are born Kicking and screaming We move. In one way or another We are expected to move. Pushed through school Feet barley pausing to hit the ground And life only seems to get busier,...
Pavleen Arora11 hours ago
It's Been Quite Some Time
It's been quite some time Since I took some time off the clock And put its hands to rest. So today when I woke up It wasn't to an alarm, I woke up to the sun instead. I let my forehead at ease And all...
Olivia Reed4 days ago
Ever Yours, Vincent
My dearest Vincent, what did you mean by every flower? Every hour you spent crying, I would have held your hand. I’m ashamed to say, that still today the world is full of passings, And like yours, the...
Michael E.20 days ago
Imagine If I Was Evil
Holder of the Breathless Death list Deliverer Frame quiverer Fear The ultimate darkness With infinite intelligence At your dispo-Sale Of course You be the one Open up the door Let em in Laughter as de...
Michael E.20 days ago
John and Yoko, or (Lennon's Last Hit Is the Life I Lead)
It was fabulous In the beginning Only there was One instead of four So to pass through The threshold of hell I had been summoned To pay a fee It's only right Nothing is for free So as I take The numer...