The Moon
Her beauty is beyond compare, whether full or waning. She lights the nights with Her display of brilliance, always watching from above. She borrows light at times from Her love the Sun, though His fac...
Abigail Rose20 minutes ago
Dear God
Dear god It’s me again You see I’ve come to Repent My heart was dark and my mind bleak I lost faith when I was 15 And I’m so sorry for that My life was just on a loop Always leaving me stuck in the sa...
Cat Walsman2 hours ago
Grimms' Fairytale Princess
I am a princess in a fairy tale. Not the fairy tales your parents read to you at bedtime; oh no. In my chapters, there is war with no champion. My imprisonment is mind, body, and soul draining. I pric...
Jason Giecek2 hours ago
Broken Vision—Through the Eyes the World Sees
Those broken visions, As the world sees, Through hazed eyes, A lovely dancer, Dancing through those fields of broken glass, Of broken dreams, Of traps, And of misery.
Cat Walsman3 hours ago
Tiny Footprints On My Heart
I see your innocence in the soles of your feet. Velvet soft skin crowned with five pudgy stumps that I kiss to hear you laugh. Lightly, I trace the wrinkles with a cautious fingertip, so as not to dis...
Flor Bolanos3 hours ago
Poetrees
I have so many dreams, it's hard to go to sleep cus I'm afraid they might come out and find me Like why haven't you made us real yet? Can't you see we've got places to go? People to see? Faces to know...
Lenora Huỳnh21 days 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 An outdated perspective of course, but the notion that fair skin is desirable, is s...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 2 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 Sims3 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 carter3 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 young3 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...
Jacob Jackson4 months ago
The Black Wolf
How do I say my depression is unbearable when I'm stuck in this place? How do I say it without hurting the people who've tried so hard to make things okay, who've been there for me almost every single...
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.
Jane Smitha day ago
The Longest Week
A compulsion to write this The grief fills me and I need to make space Write it away Push out the pain and let light back in Is it too soon to move on? I feel guilty for wanting to, when so many canno...
Andrea 3 days ago
That Day...
I'd never thought about that day The day you would leave and go away Thought I wouldn't survive, wouldn't endure The pain would be too much that my heart couldn't take it anymore It would shatter into...
Anamarie Rose3 days ago
Heartache
It felt as if my heart had gotten swollen and it was ready to explode, From feeling angry to hurt to being depressed I learned to move on and cope with it, I couldn’t do much This unexplainable feelin...
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Irimar Garcia21 hours ago
Tilling the Land
Picking up the heavy hoe, Lilith walks in a straight line, muscles contracting with every step and thrust of the hoe, all her efforts spent on tilling the land before her father arrives. Over her head...
Media
Dear Media you are a superpower, You are so influential and you have a power, Power to influence, Power to change, Power to shake, Power to integrate, Power to rate, But you should know one thing, Why...
Micah Davidson3 days ago
Caged Bird Singing
I was trying to find happiness in my captivity like a caged bird singing melodies of pain With her puffed breast I must confess she’s given into her shame She answers to Tweety she’s has embraced her ...
Abigail Rose20 minutes ago
Dear God
Dear god It’s me again You see I’ve come to Repent My heart was dark and my mind bleak I lost faith when I was 15 And I’m so sorry for that My life was just on a loop Always leaving me stuck in the sa...
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Julie a day ago
Shackles
His mouth opens in pleasure, He gives me money for providing him leisure. His eyes widen in surprise, As he slams his hands down on my thighs, His smile predatory, My body doesn’t even register, His b...
Agina Smitha day ago
The One You Are
The One You Are I came into the world not knowing of you You watched me grow Up... Up... Up... Bolder... Stronger... Smarter You sat on the stoop Waiting for me Not knowing how to get me A little girl...
Rowan Finley21 hours ago
It's That Time of Year
It is that time of year again, when I remember where I've been, down that dark valley, get past it, heart, please, really... The trees are mostly barren, their naked branches just keep staring. The ch...
Rébecca a day ago
Loving You Was
Love was staying in on Sundays, It was morning coffees in the living room, And having our ''goodbye for the day'' ritual. Love was always being on the go, But doing it together because it was so much ...
Anamarie Rosea day ago
It's About
Depression is about crying at all times and most of that time you don't even know why you crying, you just sit there with an aching heart just crying. It's about hating who you are and overthinking ab...
The Moon
Her beauty is beyond compare, whether full or waning. She lights the nights with Her display of brilliance, always watching from above. She borrows light at times from Her love the Sun, though His fac...
Witches of Piney Harbor
I twisted frantically trying to grab the harpoon out of my tail. My heart screamed in rage as my fingers gripped the handle and yanked it out. The whalers never see me swimming along with the whales. ...
Blue enDeavors
I know not where But I'm perplexed about should I care The world's more than just a sphere But yet a sphere that holds us near I twitch and tremble in my place But I have yet to arise from this seat A...
ariana marie19 hours ago
T
I admire your actions from a far and I notice so many small things like the different ways you move and your small gestures. I admire your voice, I hear you sing, talk, and laugh. I hear you you sing ...
Let Her/Let Him
Let her in. Let her see the scars that you are too afraid to show. Let her know what hurts and what doesn't, And don't be afraid to let her love you. Let him in. Let him see what you look like beneath...
Shona Buddie3 days ago
Only You
I’m tunnel visioned to see only you Looking at somebody else and Though I try to, I can’t see any other living thing in my sights. My mind is travelling down one path, and that is towards your rejecti...
In Retrospect
I picture them under a bridge, A graffiti backdrop, stepping over shell casings, Puddles, discarded lip synced poetry, silent Long winded echoed over the social media landscape, Pausing in passion, no...
Rowan Finley4 days ago
Through It All, We Go
With me stand Through life grand Forever soul mates Stress never abates Cortisol levels rising Looking bigger sizing Hand in hand Heart by heart Mind touching mind Body to body We are living Best shot...
Lenny Cabrera5 days ago
Banksy Mindset
"They demoralized the faithless and laugh in religious faces, tell us to believe in them, that they provide the grey spaces, tell them they can't believe in god if they don't believe in Jesus, tell th...
Jason Giecek2 hours ago
Broken Vision—Through the Eyes the World Sees
Those broken visions, As the world sees, Through hazed eyes, A lovely dancer, Dancing through those fields of broken glass, Of broken dreams, Of traps, And of misery.
Raheem kasumu2 days ago
If My Emotions Were Colours
If my emotions were colors you’d see nothing but black and white you’d realize I was color blind you’d see these white fog hover around me like the chain of smokes coming from a curious pipe covering ...
Poetry Is
more than words on a page or feelings on a page or anything at all to do with pages, because it isn't about the poem itself but the poet behind it. Poems don't just share thoughts; they are thoughts. ...
Rowan Finley8 days ago
Rhythmized
Tap-tap-tap-ding goes the typewriter Tap-tap-tap-bring over some more paper Feel the rhythm Express the beat In your seat As you type-type-typeThis machine brings such joys and affections Such nostalg...
Migdalia Torres15 days ago
One Foggy Evening
One Foggy Evening of dry mist and snow I saw a strange lady walking in a Black Cape on her way to her Grave As she turned into the Icy Forest I could see she was not alone For a Kind Old Gentleman had...
Gabby Cushman2 months ago
1983
California skies soared overhead as bike wheels screeched on heated pavement, stopping in an instance at the Marshall Taco Bell. Our group of hungry 14-year-olds left no tray untouched. My brother loo...