What You Think?
i just wrote another bestseller what you think? i just gave another amazing speech what you think? i just designed another kickass book cover what you think? i just went from 0 to 100 real quick what ...
Summer Koester13 hours ago
Surfing
Nature in tandem, aiding and abetting, Waves smooth as the bodies that chase them, Perfect symmetry drawn in ocean combers, And all there is is this moment. Diet of fish and fruit rendered my body spa...
Bazal Morani14 hours ago
Queen
Within the Forbidden Forest there is no king The Queen’s demands through the universe ring How dare the weak ask why just a Queen The Queen of Darkness’s powers are yet to be seen Take example from th...
Joke Marfsky15 hours ago
Again
Again: It’s funny to find myself here, Again. Where the wind meets the waves. Where the salt water licks my sun drenched sweat stained scalp. Where the air has always breathed bitter and coarse, where...
Bazal Morani15 hours ago
Thing
Deep in a black hole where stars no longer shine bright A pit of constant darkness with no sign of light Where silence engulfs the spaceship with an eerie grace Where there is no sign of life, not a s...
mx kade15 hours ago
2:40 AM - Betelgeuse
You have 20 minutes to get away before they catch you. The rules say no running. You walk past a no smoking sign and the distinct smell of a cigarette clouds your eyes and lungs, and it’s your fault, ...
Amee Maree2 months ago
Age Difference
The things, the things I would do, if I could be just amazing as you. If every word ignited a spark in someone new. What I would do if I was wanted like the stars that longingly await the moon. What I...
Fatima Elmusbahi3 months ago
Her
She was a borderline fanatic searching for the smallest of details, that seemed to but warm her heart. A relentless girl longing to find a way of keeping alive, as everyday she grasped tighter and tig...
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 Huỳnh4 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 6 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 Sims6 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...
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.
mx kade15 hours ago
A Guide on How to Mildly Annoy Your Roommate
you place a mint gently on my tongue, gas filling your brain and you blame my breath for the smell of the house. you've poisoned the mint, the one glued to my tongue. you watch as jellyfish replace my...
Serenity Mask 18 hours ago
New World?
The perfect... ruined paradise! Became imperfect with time. Our history littered with lies, I can’t find reason or rhyme. These or those, think they’re so wise, their kinfolk recorded, family line. Ju...
Ophelia Poetry19 hours ago
Love Bug
I still read your messages and pretend it's 2016. Why do I still miss your curly hair and the pain you made me feel. I was a bee addicted to a flower. Our shoulders touched, and all I wanted was to in...
What You Think?
i just wrote another bestseller what you think? i just gave another amazing speech what you think? i just designed another kickass book cover what you think? i just went from 0 to 100 real quick what ...
Serenity Mask 17 hours ago
Am I Crazy?
Am I crazy? Society as a whole is mentally ill. Am I lazy? Are you kidding? I just barely learned how to chill. Life is Hazy... Hazy dreams, wisps of time... yet never standing still. What do I see? T...
HM
Helen Murray19 hours ago
Writer's Cramp
A Modern Writer's Life. A writer must write. It’s compulsory form. From within the necessity flows. The idea needs an out But he hasn’t a clue What idea that might be. He won’t know what it is Until i...
Bazal Morani14 hours ago
Queen
Within the Forbidden Forest there is no king The Queen’s demands through the universe ring How dare the weak ask why just a Queen The Queen of Darkness’s powers are yet to be seen Take example from th...
Rob Reidburn16 hours ago
Loss
It’s just sinking in that you’re gone. All the times we sat together, At home watching TV, In the wild watching the fire, Talking about movies, jobs, life in general, They swirl inside my head and pou...
Pain and Misery Became My Advantage
if there’s fuel left in the tank, then put it to use i see adversity as an opportunity for growth, not an obstacle i enjoy it when they doubt me i enjoy it when they write me off i enjoy it when they ...
Serenity Mask 15 hours ago
Happy?
What does that even mean?
pj bradley15 hours ago
Cyclical
i drive by the same dead deer every day, observe the progress of slow decay, try not to look too closely, press the gas just a little harder. death has become a spectator sport. i should not be audien...
mx kade15 hours ago
Panic: Unravelled
I’d love to explain what happened but I’m in a ball at the end of my driveway and I’m shaking. I’m finding it hard to breathe because it’s only been 24 hours and bruises on my tits are finally forming...
Summer Koester13 hours ago
Surfing
Nature in tandem, aiding and abetting, Waves smooth as the bodies that chase them, Perfect symmetry drawn in ocean combers, And all there is is this moment. Diet of fish and fruit rendered my body spa...
Obi Abassi15 hours ago
Venus
Amongst the trees I could see divinity and Chaos dancing in my dreams And her twisted shapes Moving through this space Bringing me to contemplate What does it mean to be alive today? For a while I was...
RO
Rachel O’Steen17 hours ago
The Moon
A Love Affair
Sav Smith16 hours ago
Body of Wonder
I wonder if he finds comfort in my body The same way I find comfort in his voice That when he touches me He finds the same contentment I find when he says he’s had a good day I wonder if he can find a...
Alana Silber16 hours ago
Without Blood and Fire
And so I ask myself Eyes glazed over Hands not shaking Heartbeat contained Can you really love without bleeding? The world, an unsolvable maze of feelings Turn right, think one thought, feel my heart ...
Zane Austin18 hours ago
I Remember Her
She lifts her skirt to her knees And in pale bare feet she walks On the lush green grass Her chocolate hair dances about On her shoulders and around her ears Until she pulls it back behind them With t...
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MJ Dunn4 days ago
I Think... I Did That
I'm 54 years old. Three kids, ages 15, 16, and 18. They are mean to me. They are entitled. I think... I did that. I am laying in bed thinking about the upcoming weekend. This weekend I'm going to pick...
Inure Muse4 days ago
Natty... Dread
Rise up, out of mental, oppression. There's no such thing as depression, just a jaded, "one-eyed-vision", responsible for the death, of the human spirit... And freedom of expression. Human, degradation. Mark of a Babylon, Beast. Disguised as Zion... Melancholy, Matrix... Rockafella feast Blood of Orion.. Water from wine, bread, from stone... Work, humanity, all the descendants of the stars, and their copper-colored, creators, to the bones. Relieve them of their history, Give them chains in lieu ...
Crissy DXCII5 days ago
Can't Carry This Weight
I keep a diary so that I can transfer some of this energy to the pages. It is too much for me to carry alone. Too heavy for me to hold. My emotions have been too fragile to handle. CAUTION! proceed wi...
mx kade15 hours ago
2:40 AM - Betelgeuse
You have 20 minutes to get away before they catch you. The rules say no running. You walk past a no smoking sign and the distinct smell of a cigarette clouds your eyes and lungs, and it’s your fault, ...
mx kade15 hours ago
Time Lapse
how many days have you watched the sun arc through your room restrained by your blinds tuning out the analog ticking positioned directly across from where you lie. do you remember how it feels to feel...
Rowan Finley19 hours ago
Outpouring
I love when the spirit moves and gives words of encouragement to those who are in desperate need. Do proceed. We are a community of chosen ones who are supposed to love like no tomorrow, give sacrific...
James Killmer25 days ago
Sailor's Dream
Old salty dogs, miles of ocean Ship of fools in the wind Have no home but the sea Brave men facing the challenge To meet their destiny Hands rough like bark on a tree Skin brown from rays of the sun S...
Rebecca Hale25 days ago
Because of Emily
I don’t know remember exactly when and how it started. Perhaps it never had a beginning, but had always been a part of my soul. Books had captured my attention since infancy, and stories lived on my t...
James Killmera month ago
Tribute
Came upon an Indian layin' Dakota fields of terror Slowly I came to thee Wounded Knee Massacre Smoldering flintlock by his side Pale face graced with a half smile Eyes of blue stare into space His fea...