Mina Nielsen4 hours ago
Like Summer
Sometimes, I wish I looked like summer and had a face that was caressed by the sun and blanketed with freckles. I wish that my smile was wide and bright like sunlight, always warm and reassuring. I wi...
Scarlet Silver
Love is a killer with dangerous smile, Murdering its victims with delight, Dark is here, out with the daylight, Like a serpent it spits venom in spite with effortless guile, It is burning but cannot k...
A Line of Two
Choose a choice between now and the present, that a life kills your own while deciding when and how to make Fate in love with you. Clotho, my eternal line of defence all of my being depends on your ya...
Ti Ana6 hours ago
Cruella De Void
“Cruella De Vil, Cruella De Vil, if she doesn’t scare you, no evil thing will! To see her is to take a sudden chill Cruella, Cruella…” Window curtains drape across my Persian Sarouk rug in the bedroom...
Trudy Blough6 hours ago
Little Hearts
Eyes full of curiosity, hearts composed of searching. With youthful philosophy dripping from their pink lips, they travel through this unjust world. They tire their small muscles discovering, collecti...
Jayson Hernandez6 hours ago
Living with Fear
Do your fears come crushing down on you? Do they creep up behind you? Or do they outsmart you? Flatter you? Maybe they call you. You might answer to see who it is, but sense nothing, which scares you....
James Howell2 days ago
But Nobody Spoke Up
They thought something was wrong, But no nobody spoke up. They saw the red flags, But nobody spoke up. They witnessed his mindset through social media, But nobody spoke up. The teachers e-mailed, But ...
Kaylee Champa9 days ago
Hopper's Cage
New York lady head hung low and lazy boxes of light cast across her chalky colored cell a city tomb at the peak of brooklyn horizon-free view at her lap If you’re lonely don’t look up doze in barred r...
Elegy for My Grandmother
And love is bread baskets left in the sun. The bread turned hard. As stone. And men who walk past windows. The same men whom I see at night. Back when / wall reliefs sprouted on flat chests. All the g...
Denisse Lizeth19 days ago
Blossom
“Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate. Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, And summer's lease hath all too short a date.” -Shakespeare Have the tre...
Holly Bushnella month ago
Fields of Heather
We walk through the trees, across the winding bend, Our laughter bites the wind, the coldness it does fend. Casting pebbles to a lake, as light drifts beyond the shore, I call your name, but suddenly,...
Eric Ragsdalea month ago
He
He walks down the hallway, Hears "she" and "her," And it burns a hole into his soul, Already wounded by pain and hate for who he is, He smiles through the pain, Through the "daughter's" and names that...
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.
Caryn Silberman9 hours ago
Lonely Lover
Cry in the night. No tears on my face. There’s a hole in my heart. Can you find your place? Will you fill the void? Take me away from reality? This constant emptiness, I need a new mentality. I try to...
Zainab Bangura10 hours ago
Temporary Emotions
I sometimes wonder about you, Think about you, Smell you, Even see you in my dreams, I see things that remind me of you, So I talk about you, Ask questions about you, Because I miss you. Feelings all ...
Finality
My mindless heart I fear is now in danger. Because it's like an empty, open wound. She's waiting for her longing love to love her Alone she wishes on the midnight moon. But in the very end she know's it's hopeless Just waiting for her lustful dream to die. Then she is filled with such shocking awareness That she knows 'twas all a bloody lie. And in the brutal calm of every silence She thinks there's so much more she needs to know.. And when she's faced with isolated violence, It's then, she know...
Raina Greifera day ago
My School's Lockers Are Red
Trump There’s blood on your hands And it’s not mine But my school doesn’t do drills For if there was a shooting Based of what I’ve read My teachers would tell me That fire crackers were going off But ...
Jade Graysona day ago
Beyond First Glance
Step and stagger fall to the ground. Wake to police, and a siren sound. Two black eyes and headaches remain. Those who loved you are still in pain. Choices were made and dreams were shattered. Was it ...
Alex Riosa day ago
Another Mass Murder
2018, living in a world, it’s nothing but cold. Kid was nothing but 19-years-old. Cold blooded killer didn’t care about anyone else’s life. On social media, showing weapons, practically telling us tha...
Jayson Hernandez6 hours ago
Living with Fear
Do your fears come crushing down on you? Do they creep up behind you? Or do they outsmart you? Flatter you? Maybe they call you. You might answer to see who it is, but sense nothing, which scares you....
Rachel Navarro6 hours ago
Haikus
Tell them your story. They will hear your words and cries. Bless them with presence. // It all means nothing, and yet you do it any- way. I watch you rot. // You must learn how to play with the cards ...
Laura DiNovis9 hours ago
Mortal Gods Demand a Sacrifice
Sitting in my knitted blanket, worming through Twitter updates on abusive husbands, neglected African American artists, dead children- I can be as cynical as I want. Every disdainful sip of coffee dec...
Scarlet Silver
Love is a killer with dangerous smile, Murdering its victims with delight, Dark is here, out with the daylight, Like a serpent it spits venom in spite with effortless guile, It is burning but cannot k...
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J Buntin8 hours ago
Cyclical Destruction
A child Unaware she is the eye of the storm Beauty and grace Absorbing the world around her A child Being led into the lions den A woman Sees the good inside the man Wants him to see it too Believes i...
A. R. Ambrosi9 hours ago
Gloria
What weeping my eyes have bled I formed you from my tears The music that created you Those years ago And I still see you As clearly as ever You came to me in a dream And for the briefest moment You we...
Murky Lake
Sometimes at murky lake with the tall tales Breaking a green sealant on runny marsh Some endure, some only submerge Others go deep below into darkness They say they stay that way sometimes The ripples...
Tracey Kinga day ago
Losing Ground
The animals chirp and play in the trees As I walk through the calm autumn breeze Such a lovely day, the sun shines down leaves are turning and falling to the ground. Gliding along this common path Com...
Breanna Sahr2 days ago
An Unnamed Girl Wanders Thereafter
A whistle in the wood, she walks. A silence in the soul, she strays. A mirage in the mire, she wanders. Skies grow vast and dark. Here, within the trees, she dares to dream. The silver fog swallows he...
grace evison10 hours ago
Sunrise
You cloud my mind Like a weathered storm And always leave me Wanting more I'm a rose I come with dagging thorns But you somehow still Give me less forlorn The moments we Have yet to share -unborn- But...
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Altair E10 hours ago
Dark and Twisty
To be able to unravel the mind of someone who is just oh so fragiletook hardship and despair. Being told that it would not be worth it gave me more of a desiring will to unwrap those thoughts. He warn...
A Unique Love
Power, strength, and beauty are three words in society that don't typically go together I think that's why I have such a deep love for horses Their muscles give them the power and strength to do amazi...
System Living
Here stands a man. “What’s your plan?” “To buy a house” ..be the mouse “Drink dry grouse” ..be that louse, stuck on its back “Wipe your feet on the welcome mat” of his new stately flat ..he hangs like...
Jaleel Dennis2 days ago
Escapism
I'm not the sunshine and smiley face type, I don't enjoy sweltering summer heat, playing in the city streets, the roar of a cheering sports crowd or for anything to be too loud. I'm not the go with th...
Indigo Sōl3 days ago
I Am
I don't know where to start I mean Where do I begin They made me feel like I was sin Because of my skin Trapped in twisted scripture They painted a very specific picture That I came from nothin’ But c...
A Line of Two
Choose a choice between now and the present, that a life kills your own while deciding when and how to make Fate in love with you. Clotho, my eternal line of defence all of my being depends on your ya...
cookie foota day ago
Zombie
Zombie made promises to not fall in love I won't break if you don't eat my brain take my hand I have felt dead I thought you would eat me alive my flesh torn from the bone bits of me left in between y...
Katt Hornadaya day ago
Round & Round We Go
Have you ever rode on a Mary-go-round ? Have you ever noticed how everything changes when your on the ride, thing that were once so clear turn into a blur you hardly recognize. It's crazy that as kids...
Complacency
Complacency is the leading cause of injury in the workplace. Cut keys too many times without using your gloves and you might get cut. Put the ladder away improperly and it may collapse on someone. Cut...
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B Day6 days ago
Mess
"I am a mess” I say, more sure of it than before I was 22 And less sure of why. “I am a mess” I say, unapologetically, not seeking councel It’s a matter of fact. “I am a mess I say, replaying Joni Mit...
CW Miles9 days ago
The Calf
The Calf I’d spotted her early on a Saturday morn She just kinder got my attention She weren’t nothing special, jest another newborn And no remarkable traits to mention So I marked her down in my tall...