Gentherly Coronado24 minutes ago
Poem 2
I hate you and I hate myself. I have done stupid things, and you have taken advantage of my vulnerability. I wish I was not so easily persuaded, and that you weren’t so pushy. I wish I wasn’t so weak,...
Marleah Tryon26 minutes ago
Little Dog
Little dog how I love you so In my heart you've continued to grow You weren't originally meant to be mine But it all happened within time While you snuggle up in a ball so tight I try not to move duri...
Gentherly Coronado28 minutes ago
Poem 1
I feel you think so highly of yourself at times, thinking that you so easily can have me. You might have given me your all, but you don’t even realize I never asked for it. All I wanted was a friend, ...
Marleah Tryon30 minutes ago
Unseen Bruises and Scars
I can't believe it's been 3 years ago since I left And here I am still dealing with the unseen Bruises and Scars Your hatred was pure and unfiltered You made me feel so insecure For the longest time j...
Zoe Mullen36 minutes ago
A Bee on My Coffee
Coffee coffee coffee Coffee is grand, Coffee is swell I love my coffee very well. Coffee gives me life Coffee is reason to get up out of bed I like my coffee super sweet. Then on my cup, my lid where ...
Jocelyn Garibay-Gomez40 minutes ago
Freedom
It's like I experience something new every time The way it feels in my mouth each time I breathe In my lungs I yearn for you like I yearn for the taste of nicotine Each puff Each breath I take in is a...
Trudy Carolina6 days ago
Five Notes to Us
1 Maybe we can pack up your pain and put it on a plane and send it plunging into the pacific. Then years from now after the sea’s all dried up someone will discover it moss covered on the ocean floor ...
Sophia Marie13 days ago
Ocean of Hate
a cold ocean of hate, filled with feelings, that you would never portray. you pick up new thoughts, you boast your new words, leave them with no meaning, speak them with no slurs. you hesitate to care...
Jamie Daniger21 days ago
Your Insecurities
You left me for Your Insecurities. Our lives were good, when we were together. We planned to be together forever, immortal being in the currents of reality. But you left me for Your Insecurities. We h...
Maisie Rappa month ago
On Kanye and Anorexia
Kanye West’s mother died in Hollywood about nine years, eighteen days, and nineteen hours ago. She had gone through liposuction and breast reduction surgery that her first plastic surgeon had advised ...
Michael DeNicolaa month ago
Hand With a Missing Finger
How can we help? A hand for a hand. Can I hold your wallet in my pocket? Only for a moment. Really, how can we help? Coughing up the deluge, tie the rope up here. Something free for the moment, we're ...
Jacob Jackson2 months ago
The Arena
Heartbreak was the fire that heated the forge in my heart, Hardening it in that strong alloy, encasing it in a metal so strong that no one could shatter it. Hellfire that burns the soul, forged this c...
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.
Marleah Tryon30 minutes ago
Unseen Bruises and Scars
I can't believe it's been 3 years ago since I left And here I am still dealing with the unseen Bruises and Scars Your hatred was pure and unfiltered You made me feel so insecure For the longest time j...
Cassandra Rose3 hours ago
Animal Control
I saw a bird die within a man's gloved hand I pictured myself as such, lifeless and still I wish he wore gloves when I died within his hands so his veins wouldn't touch mine so he wouldn’t have passed...
Ciara M3 hours ago
A Race
You know how sometimes you can smell a certain scent or hear a song and be taken back to another point in time? Well I remember the smell of the neighborhood I used to live in as a child And I remembe...
Andy Rosario2 hours ago
President of the Greatest Country
Everything started with fire, Fire directors, fire chiefs, To make room for family and friends To able to reach his endless greed. President of the Greatest country, Justifying, clarifying through twe...
Andy Rosario4 hours ago
Shade Conflict
Shade me in or out of your life if you don’t like me, I don’t mind you look at me, but you can’t see me your words can’t beat me, so they can’t kill me. I was born with two eyes That see light to sens...
Cassandra Rose4 hours ago
An Open Letter to the Government
an open letter to the government four years of reading your contract to see what this binding agreement entailed to see what weapons I should arm myself with to see what I’d be getting myself into rou...
Jocelyn Garibay-Gomez40 minutes ago
Freedom
It's like I experience something new every time The way it feels in my mouth each time I breathe In my lungs I yearn for you like I yearn for the taste of nicotine Each puff Each breath I take in is a...
The Beach
That day after exams are out, when you and your friends don’t have a care in the world. You all hop into a vehicle and blast the tunes from the radio, windows rolled down and the scent of fresh air. That drive is worth the 45 minutes and $20 in gas one way, it’s so worth it. Everyone piles out of the car and for the first time since college ended I can enjoy the view. A towel to lay on and a speaker to blast some beachy tunes. When the weather is in your side, the sky's clear and blue, as the su...
Sharon Davidson2 days ago
Lucky I Can Swim
Lucky I can swim as otherwise I'd drown. Why do I let myself carry the weight of others? Why do I try and do it all? It's okay to not be strong. It doesn't mean I am weak. It's okay to find life hard....
Gentherly Coronado24 minutes ago
Poem 2
I hate you and I hate myself. I have done stupid things, and you have taken advantage of my vulnerability. I wish I was not so easily persuaded, and that you weren’t so pushy. I wish I wasn’t so weak,...
Gentherly Coronado28 minutes ago
Poem 1
I feel you think so highly of yourself at times, thinking that you so easily can have me. You might have given me your all, but you don’t even realize I never asked for it. All I wanted was a friend, ...
Sara Pierce40 minutes ago
Loneliness
How much longer am I going to cry, How much longer am I going to wait, Until the sun's in the sky? Or until it's too late? How much longer is it until someone notices me? I’m afraid of being alone.. A...
Zoe Mullen36 minutes ago
A Bee on My Coffee
Coffee coffee coffee Coffee is grand, Coffee is swell I love my coffee very well. Coffee gives me life Coffee is reason to get up out of bed I like my coffee super sweet. Then on my cup, my lid where ...
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Maggie Neala day ago
Snow
Where do I begin, and where do I end? I drift along Like this snow Outside my window With no particular place To land. To settle. Recklessly Without concern for the Damage I may cause I pile up on you...
Anna Isler2 days ago
Haikus From the Garden
1. Scorching rays burn skin The air feels thick like syrup Chasing sweet relief 2. Wings soar through the sky Free to fly, they never lie Swish, swish, flap and fly 3. Weeds are just flowers Sprouted ...
Marleah Tryon26 minutes ago
Little Dog
Little dog how I love you so In my heart you've continued to grow You weren't originally meant to be mine But it all happened within time While you snuggle up in a ball so tight I try not to move duri...
Francesca Aremzian hour ago
I’m Sorry
I'm sorry for my talkativeness And for making up words we both know doesn’t exist I’m sorry for having you listen to my nonsense And for being clumsy and always tripping Over air and nothing I’m sorry...
Rasma Raistersan hour ago
Let’s Love Like Lovers of the Past
Let’s love like lovers of the past, let’s let the passion last. Let’s remember the fiery kisses and all the magic that seemed so real. Let’s dance out among the stars, like Fred and Ginger once did. L...
Namrata :)2 hours ago
Genuine Breakdown
ARE YOU NOT FUCKING SATISFIED, DON'T LIE TO ME. I SEE IT IN YOUR EYES. I CAN'T GIVE YOU WHAT YOU DESIRE. DOES THAT ITCH THE LONELY IN YOU? DOES IT MAKE YOU CRY THAT YOU'VE SETTLED FOR SOMETHING LESS T...
Kenya Milsapa day ago
Peace
Peace As I sit here and ponder, I wonder how life will be if there was no war, no fight to the end, if love was there and it wins Wishing for better days where the struggle will surely not be as long ...
Megan Taylor2 days ago
9 December
His voice is like whiplash Throw me through the windscreen His words unfastened my seat-belt His warmth deceived me He said "let me be your safe place" But this safe place was not in the arms of someo...
Neil Kellya day ago
Detrimental Positivity
Tipped and misfigured are those pathetically perceived fallacies A facade of grace may yield the young philosopher but two outcomes, a content but idiotic view or a peacefully bliss but devastating id...
Chris Thompson2 days ago
Poems From the Dark
1.) The Field As I walk down the field, I began to lose my breath, Then my heart acts like it's being killed, I fall onto my knees then onto my chest, As I hold my chest, it feels as though it's being...
A. R. Ambrosi2 days ago
Iada Strigoi
She was a princess once In some other place In another time She dripped jewels Wore crystal tiaras She was graceful But only because She had to be She moved carefully In rickety corsets She sank curts...
Violet P. Daviesa month ago
Persephone
Pomegranate juice running down her chin Ebony eyelashes growing wet with tears Realizing She has been deceived Even as the bright, bittersweet tang Plies her ruby-stained tongue with confusion, as Had...
Dyl Elner2 months ago
The Bar Piano Man
He wakes up around 2:30 on a weekday, Five PM on a Saturday. If he has to, he gets up to take a piss If not, he stays in bed a while longer To jack off. Once he gets his lazy ass out of bed, He Shits,...
Anna Flaherty3 months ago
Memories
We all have them, some hidden away, some we know will always stay. Memories are what make us, who we really are, some of them shine like a brilliant star. Some are the truth, some came from lie, some ...