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Crystal K10 minutes ago
Children
Children, so cute, Little, but DEADLY, They know how to give that look at you, The one that hits you right in the heart, With those big eyes saying "PLEASE?" They give that same look when they don't w...
Sean Bw Parker11 minutes ago
The Cougar & The Silver Fox
'The cougar would only hunt at night While the innocents were tucked up in bed Her hunger was matched only by her wiles Or so said the voices in the silver fox’s head Between work and play he would sc...
Claude Glasgow18 minutes ago
Short Poem
I am king to a fallen empire One that used to be great I am King to a lost nation One that goes unknown to your eyes. You cannot hear the songs of the people anymore For they have all perished The onc...
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Zhaii Rodney29 minutes ago
Attraction of Souls
They say you attract the same energy you give off What about the traits Are they saying I have them too What if I never experienced it Never wanting to taste Feel, see the reaction of the causes See t...
Leah James41 minutes ago
Red: The Love Poems
Two true colors… two true colors. The world sees in two colors; one of power, one of might; one of dark, one of light. Yet color; it exists for beauty's sake. Two true colors… two true colors. The wor...
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Isaac Hammonan hour ago
The Painter (Dedicated to Hiram N.)
He labored long, each hour an age. No careless stroke profaned his page. Her eyes like emeralds rendered he. Her lips he fashioned tenderly ‘Til blushed they warmly as the breast Of robin singing in h...
Man Up
"Man up." The last two words heard before the jump. Man down. Knackered, they scraped Him From the tarmac like chewed gum – Spat out and Flattened in a fleshy puddle of blood and dirt. If suicide is t...
Terri Lyons12 days ago
Blood, Sweat, and Fire
Blood, Sweat, and Fire The Wonderful World of Disney gave us a Sunday evening rest, We anticipated Ed Sullivan’s line up of guests Until Huntley and Brinkley had breaking news Of another bloody episode of what we were going through, There was a march on the Pentagon, Pressure was mounting and Johnson was sweating. While the politicians were working to save face Deafening chants were demanding an end to the war. Something started with a cab driver in Newark, Cops didn’t like the way he drove the ...
Lon Casler Bixby22 days ago
I Kiss My Daddy Goodnight
I hold his hand and squeeze it tight Tell him everything’s gonna be alright I tuck him in bed, snug and tight Leave on the hallway light I kiss my daddy goodnight I see the love in his old gentle eyes...
Edens Fleurizarda month ago
Dirt... The Black Woman... Life
The black woman is dirt Yes. Ah yes, you heard me right, I said: the black woman is dirt But before you go up in arms listen to what I have to say first The black woman is indeed dirt I say this in al...
Tori Hofsteina month ago
I Woman, I Tori
I am woman Hear me shout Hear me Explain why I'm human Should be cared about I explain my existence As biracial As bisexual As worthy as I can But speech is heavy-lidded with doubts that all will hear...
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Adrien Sweeta month ago
Breach of Faith
Deep within my soul there was a part of me that knew. It knew your true nature, but foolishly it was blinded by love. You were aware of the hold you had over me and you abused the trust and the kindne...
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.
November
November is cold, It passes with a swiftness, If you enjoy it too much and blink too soon it’ll be gone, This I can attest to, I’m a witness. It harbors love and proclaims thankfulness, It conveys all...
Chalk
I don't know what to do your face so cold and so blue Even as I hold you I cannot believe this to be true. Many times we walked With sweet words we talked our shadows each other stalked but now your a...
kirsty kensington17 hours ago
Before This Day
I gave you every ounce of me, I can barely move, i gave you all my heart had to give, it's in a dark place. I know it hurt to let me go but you don't need to rub your happiness in my face.
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Zhaii Rodney29 minutes ago
Attraction of Souls
They say you attract the same energy you give off What about the traits Are they saying I have them too What if I never experienced it Never wanting to taste Feel, see the reaction of the causes See t...
Crystal K17 hours ago
The Horror
I was terrified, couldn't believe what I was seeing, The madness the horror of it. I was so petrified beyond words, August 16th and the stores are already set up for Halloween, The kids haven't even g...
Libertine Grey17 hours ago
Greyscale Resonance
Every aspect of life holds duality More than duality, in fact, child... This thing is an ambiguous white water rapid So fluid and chaotic that nothing matters. Nothing can grasp the illusory rope call...
Crystal K10 minutes ago
Children
Children, so cute, Little, but DEADLY, They know how to give that look at you, The one that hits you right in the heart, With those big eyes saying "PLEASE?" They give that same look when they don't w...
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Dante Jenkins16 hours ago
Private-Eye
As I use to look to the sky, my questions of why soon became my private-eye. The only place I called home is now my dome, a new place and to which I belong. I thought for years but now, just to hear a...
Neon_ic Jiang16 hours ago
Dad Among the Stars
In this great debate of where i am to go God promises to send me a place where kings go There was need for a special man to be my father And so the search continued just a lil further Till God saw a s...
Claude Glasgow18 minutes ago
Short Poem
I am king to a fallen empire One that used to be great I am King to a lost nation One that goes unknown to your eyes. You cannot hear the songs of the people anymore For they have all perished The onc...
Do It or Not, I Don't!
While you ponder on my thoughts as I jot the words that not one soul has ever heard before Can you tell I'm smiling from the feelings I've exchanged between my heartbeat and my deranged brain As it ra...
November
November is cold, It passes with a swiftness, If you enjoy it too much and blink too soon it’ll be gone, This I can attest to, I’m a witness. It harbors love and proclaims thankfulness, It conveys all...
Sean Bw Parker11 minutes ago
The Cougar & The Silver Fox
'The cougar would only hunt at night While the innocents were tucked up in bed Her hunger was matched only by her wiles Or so said the voices in the silver fox’s head Between work and play he would sc...
'Poo-Tee-Weet'
Love love love. Conquered Love. Kissed peach-pink rubble. Defeat me. And her peach-pink and kissed rubble. Skin-tight, mashed. "She done me good." The bird in the tree repeats; 'poo-tee-weet.'
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Ariana Ehrhart19 hours ago
Sunlight from Another Life
She bathed beneath the gorgeous summer light that seemed to shine from another life Stretched out beneath the vast shades of green leaves that mimicked whispers she had heard before “This won’t last m...
Leah James41 minutes ago
Red: The Love Poems
Two true colors… two true colors. The world sees in two colors; one of power, one of might; one of dark, one of light. Yet color; it exists for beauty's sake. Two true colors… two true colors. The wor...
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Isaac Hammonan hour ago
The Painter (Dedicated to Hiram N.)
He labored long, each hour an age. No careless stroke profaned his page. Her eyes like emeralds rendered he. Her lips he fashioned tenderly ‘Til blushed they warmly as the breast Of robin singing in h...
'Poo-Tee-Weet'
Love love love. Conquered Love. Kissed peach-pink rubble. Defeat me. And her peach-pink and kissed rubble. Skin-tight, mashed. "She done me good." The bird in the tree repeats; 'poo-tee-weet.'
Cherise Doanea day ago
I'm Sorry
When I was a kid... I never spoke up About the bullying and torture I endured on a daily basis Because I was afraid Nobody would listen Or that I would be reminded That sticks and stones Will break my...
Ahhhhhh
This is a moment, If even that. A fragment, of mind lapsing. It's inspiration, If even that. An epiphany, That has collapsed. Or, perhaps, Something referred, But got deterred. Mental track derailed. ...
Jaleel Dennis3 days ago
Vice
Vice All we do is sit on our phones all they long all day long, even now I'm writing this on my phone how long will this madness live on? I come from a generation where we no longer speak, we text, we...
Emily Adams15 hours ago
Rambling
Peeled back it's nothing more than a lost infantile seething scratching yearning for a breath of fresh air wanting for something that isn't there something that isn't real or not understood by it want...
Jonathan Clewlow16 hours ago
Senses
Growing up in this strange land Isn't exactly what I planned Storms sway in the distance Smell what they look like And hear what they see Taste the colour, See the sound Walk on the waving ground.
Vivi Vanille17 hours ago
Pills
I'm such a mess, I'm tired so sick, so dead inside My pills are out to get me And there's nowhere left to hide I turned into an angel and flew from all my pain But my wings were made of paper and I fe...
Why I Love Lord Byron
Let me start this off by saying I am a person who doesn’t like poetry all that much. Sure, at this point in my life, I can be mature and respect poetry as a sophisticated craft of literature, but back...
Rachel Lesch5 days ago
Women In Early British Poetry
It is often said that a good story is timeless, but the best literature can also provide an insight into the time and place in which it was created, specifically its values and attitudes. The period s...
In the Way of Shakespeare
What weakness is there, Such of flesh and man, Binding both mind and meat, To drag senses mad. To drive sad a heart, And leave regret as repose. Of truth, the world lays bare, Many a perfect feast, To...