Poets in Motion

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.

Kat Pérez3 months ago
Special Education: Unconditional Love
I love myself for all the things I didn’t do didn’t complete didn’t excel in didn’t win didn’t fulfill... I love those parts of me because it’s okay to not to be good at some things it’s okay to “fail...
Darick Jones3 months ago
Out of Love
This is what I remember from that rigid glance that put me in a trance. The shriek of Autumn's breeze. The roar of a thousand trees. But what is this that I miss about you so much. The tenderness of your kiss. The softness of your touch. So it seems so swift you move where street lights beam. You want more... so you search. Going out of my way hazardously, just to get you next to me... yet you run away from me like I am your enemy! Standing on my head. Dashing through the fire at the growl of a ...
Latrell Levanduski3 months ago
Analytical
Never been to jail So why do I feel like a criminal? Wondering why the pain controls me like it’s subliminal. It crushes me way beyond critical. Psychology major and I feel crazy maybe I should go int...
Latrell Levanduski3 months ago
"I"
I love deeper than deep I move quicker than fast. I set my goals on my future, and I'm not held back by my past. Grew up with a mentality of if you’re not first You’re last. Now I learned the feeling ...
Jason Giecek3 months ago
One Last Hope
I am but a blighted tear, Flung from the sky, Rain, To fall to the ground, Absorbed, So no one can see my pain An instant, A Minute in time, A day, A day to remember, To contemplate, To see, To hear, ...
Nichole Perlberg3 months ago
Figuring It Out
Try and figure out a time where water doesn’t win I recommend you figure out what makes the wild woman’s soul sing I hope you figure out how you take your coffee and how you prefer your wine Maybe one day you’ll sit by the sea and contemplate how to figure out our polluted sky’s which will naturally help you figure out your polluted mind On the days where you can’t seem to figure out how you’ve made it this far and how exactly you’re going to make it any further maybe it’s as simple as figuring ...
Darling DJ3 months ago
Glo’d Up; Soul’d Out
sometimes I’d get lost in your brown eyes. I’d see white lies. It took me two and a half years to rid myself of you. It’ll take me seven years to renew. Seven years before my body is untainted by you....
Jewell Coleman3 months ago
The Good Girls Go Through the Worst
I can’t help that I saw the universe in you I can’t help that I spoke you into my future only to be placed in your past I can’t help that I knew your potential & tried to get you to see it too. I can’...
Alexis Dean3 months ago
Black Like Me
I fling my arms wide With a smile and a tear, Then feel a belonging That’s rare around here, Your hand holds mine But somehow I feel free, I yearned for a friend That is Black like me… I feel my heart...