Serena Taylor10 minutes ago
Gone
I remember when things were sunny. You'd smile and my heart would jump. That serene feeling I'd get when I looked into your eyes. Now all I feel is pain. Now I can hardly move, but my heart still beat...
Q-ell Betton6 hours ago
Pebble
Would you like to double your wage? Even treble? Then remember that in your life, you’re the pebble Few things will happen that are out of your control That will test you, frustrate and make you feel ...
Tessa Giasson6 hours ago
Be You
Falling, hitting every branch on the way down When we hit the dirt are we bruised and broken? Maybe we weren’t quite ready to be pushed around. But are we strong enough to push through the pain, brave...
Serena Taylor6 hours ago
Come Back
You leave me and the rain starts to fall. Why did you go? Tears fall and I whisper to myself... "It's okay, it's okay. He'll come back tomorrow. Don't cry, it's okay. He'll come back" It rained all da...
Zeek Levell6 hours ago
The Lantern
I’ve seen the lantern on the mountain top I've seen it slowly burning it signals something beyond the skies where comets beyond keep racing by and where worlds beyond worlds keep turning Yes the lamp,...
Damon. 6 hours ago
Afloat
Inside this drawn out fish tank comes a solitude that can't be breached. Often I ache for the days where nothing matters and I don't have a single care in the world. Within this auburn day comes ideas...
Amee Maree6 days 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 Elmusbahia month 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 Huỳnh3 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 5 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 Sims5 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.
Serena Taylor10 minutes ago
Gone
I remember when things were sunny. You'd smile and my heart would jump. That serene feeling I'd get when I looked into your eyes. Now all I feel is pain. Now I can hardly move, but my heart still beat...
Serena Taylor6 hours ago
Come Back
You leave me and the rain starts to fall. Why did you go? Tears fall and I whisper to myself... "It's okay, it's okay. He'll come back tomorrow. Don't cry, it's okay. He'll come back" It rained all da...
Don’t Hurt Me, I Love You
I loved you, since the day I saw you... it was like an instant connection , my soul mate right then and there I knew we were going to be inseparable. This was true.. except... like everything- it seem...
Kayla Loy13 hours ago
Stop
Tired of the noise. Of what we should be. I'm not an incubator. For your begging. This isn't the 1920s. Where women were expected to follow tradition. I am more than your preconceived notions. Ones wh...
Self Destruction
I'm but a tiny seed, nestling to my mother's breast. I'm strong minded, yet still scared like all the rest. Developing eyes and wandering hands, leave me blind and unable to touch. Spinning non stop, ...
Wyld Tha Bard2 days ago
Merikkka
How can they understand, how I never felt welcomed in the fucking god forsaken piece of shit of a nation. When in history class I just couldn't help but feel disrespected, with some old white washed u...
Q-ell Betton6 hours ago
Pebble
Would you like to double your wage? Even treble? Then remember that in your life, you’re the pebble Few things will happen that are out of your control That will test you, frustrate and make you feel ...
Tessa Giasson6 hours ago
Be You
Falling, hitting every branch on the way down When we hit the dirt are we bruised and broken? Maybe we weren’t quite ready to be pushed around. But are we strong enough to push through the pain, brave...
GARY DEAN7 hours ago
Tomorrow's Mind
Tomorrow can and bring me joy or bring me sorrow And with my teeth I bite right through the marrow But what lies ahead is neither good or bad My thoughts can be ones of joy or ones that make me sad I ...
Damon. 6 hours ago
Afloat
Inside this drawn out fish tank comes a solitude that can't be breached. Often I ache for the days where nothing matters and I don't have a single care in the world. Within this auburn day comes ideas...
Damon. 6 hours ago
Gone
My thoughts, I never realized how fast they can actually race. Comparing two and two, while erasing emotion from my face. Is this paper too large? Or is the ink just not enough? I always thought that ...
Damon. 7 hours ago
Thoughts We Crave
How can you know when you're not the one? The one who wants to be the spark we see in each other's eyes, or the flair that I hear every time you speak. I've learned that it can't be forced, so please ...
Zeek Levell6 hours ago
The Lantern
I’ve seen the lantern on the mountain top I've seen it slowly burning it signals something beyond the skies where comets beyond keep racing by and where worlds beyond worlds keep turning Yes the lamp,...
Winter
1 New Year rain. Geese fly since the time of the gods. What to do on this cold morning? Have the day the same taste of the night. Drink sake the traveler. 2 Spills the Buddha slush essences. I go to t...
Ajala B.13 hours ago
Forbidden Cascadia
We escaped to the Pacific Northwest and evergreens meshed with The browns of our skin. Our bodies, barky like the bases and trunks. I saw your face disappear into an emerald bush, underneath a cement ...
Andria Rivera2 days ago
Bedsheets
Sunshine lights up the room. Bones crack and pop as another day awaits me. I twist and contract a body that weighs heavy. I strain my eyes, but I don’t see. Can’t see what you do. Do you hear what I’m...
Wyld Tha Bard2 days ago
Huyman Nature🍆🍑
Oh how I wish to make love to you yet your ambiguity astounds me so, to the point of butterflies filling the void of my solar plexus, as I feel such innocence of a child. Oh how I wish to love you if ...
Kevin Khim3 days ago
About That Night
This was the first time I met you. Your smile graciously blinded my eyes as I tried to memorize every note that your voice made. Hiding your laughter behind the sleeves on that black sweater, I'm just...
Matthew Mikituk9 hours ago
Killing the Beast
Cancer be the toxic beast that slay humans into waste Apparently acidic bodies be the fuel That cancer likes to taste Supposedly alkaline bodies can win the duel Myself I had lost many friends and fam...
Rowan Finleya day ago
Behind the Curtain
You're not a miscellaneous conglomeration You're not a mechanical configuration You're not a hardwired computer You're not a soothsayer or a troubleshooter You're most certainly not a mistake You're n...
Rowan Finleya day ago
Friday: Game Night
Game night!What a sight! Cards everywhere. Quick to dare. Board games around. Laughter, greatest sound. If life were like Candy Land,wouldn't that be grand? Or, if life were as easyas the game of Life...
Jesemynn Cacka2 days ago
Wormy Goddess
The moon shook me from my sleep, Slid tendrils of silver shine through strategic cracks in shoddy blinds. Wispy fingers slither underneath my lids, Prying open already loose shutters. Early morning, w...
Richard Newkirk4 days ago
Walls
Walls with no windows tall thick and strong. Walls so old, walls that have been up for so long. So long no one knows why they were built or what they protect. Barriers keeping in, keeping out, and the...
Jesemynn Cacka4 days ago
Tumble Dry on Low
Someone put a coin in my ear, Heard it clank on the graveyard piles of quarters In the depths of my gut. Shut my jaw, pinched my nose, Selected Tumble Dry on Low. A mechanical whirl of hiccups and swi...
Rowan Finleya day ago
What We Never Said
What we never said kept us awake through solemn nightsWhat we never said, it nearly killed us from the inside outWhat we never said broke us up in the midst of our fights What we never said made us so...
Rowan Finleya month ago
Old Treasures
Mysterious paintings of unknown origin Hodge-podge panda figures Dusty roosters eying you from the corners Rusty keys of all shapes and sizes Faded book covers with yellowed pages Random assortments o...
Olivia Reeda month 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...