fact or fiction

Is it fact or merely fiction? Fact or Fiction explores the myths and beliefs we hold about what makes a good poem and the poetry rules that were made to be broken.

Brent Horlinga day ago
A Life Without Purpose
There was no need for sympathy; she always did it to herself and then played a victim's role. The level of wasted empathy only grew as her friends and family could do nothing to change her mind. When ...
Otis Colon8 days ago
I Don't Wanna Wake Up
Sometimes, A street, district, mountain or hill was before me, which was a little like the one I had ever been to. Sometimes, I would go to take a bus, or was in a bus where I could find a seat, thoug...
Elizabeth Z.12 days ago
Out of the Light and Into Darkness
She knew it was a mistake. Every part of her screaming to just run away; to leave, and not look back, but something kept pulling her. Teetering on the precipice of an abyss she’d never be able to esca...
Monique Star13 days ago
Let's Take a Vacation
Once, in Ohio, where we went, How amazing was the view, But when we went to an island nearby, It was serious déjà vu. We were there once, when I was young, I was not a master, With driving a golf cart...
Michael Wolfe13 days ago
"About Change"
Change comes at a snail's pace. The kind that matters, anyway. It's easy to be impatient. To get fed up. To say that things will always be the same. 'Cause change is slow. But that's just the selfish ...
Kyrsta Morehouse14 days ago
A Poem Is Not Just a Rhyme...
A poem is not just a rhyme. It's words that breath on the page sparking images that leap forward as they are spoken to life. They are read out to a beat like a drum. The timber of your voice is the in...
Candice Rose21 days ago
Poker Face
That mischievous smirk. Those warm memories stuck in our time, flashing in my own mind. That same old belly-laugh that rings in my ears, brings me home every single time. Those friends we know we’ll a...
Monique Star23 days ago
Aspie and Fanguin
After a while, I get Gavin Degraw’s message Of being two souls in one. I sometimes feel like two different people: Good and evil Darkness and light Jedi and Sith Monique Star and Angela Bult, And now the page is turned To the Stewie-short story Of the soul who supports autism And the soul devoted to Penguins of Madagascar. I’m an obvious fanguin when the show is being supported, Yet, when I leap into the topic of autism, I go into metamorphosis And the butterfly feels more mature, Along with her...
Jane Smitha month ago
Alive
I feel Alive The Music The Booze The Weed (What a bonus) It has awakened me Alone Doing my own thing No-one to please But myself I am Alive! The Bass And the Banter Bradford Accents Bad ass BRILLIANT ...
Thomas Mabasoa month ago
The Circle of Life
Encircled by the roundabout of what life could bring. The beginning changes like an outburst of spring. No wonder no one can tell the end of what lies ahead in life. Yet, there’s always hope when the ...
Ink Mouse2 months ago
Jin-Long: Legend of the Golden Dragon
His scales are dark, streaks of silver of negative emotions, scars above his face, tell his past with each cut Its emotion is hidden in fire Burning so bright it changes to different colors Red, for r...
Micah Davidson2 months ago
Dreams & Visions
What's the difference between a dream and a vision Ambition A decision Fact or fiction Getting down and putting in work Or looking up and just wishing Getting up every time that you find yourself slip...
Gigi M3 months ago
“Friends.”
For some sad reason, I will always feel alone. No matter how hard I’ll try to hang out with friends or trying to communicate with them. I will always feel alone. Sometimes I don’t, but those are rare ...
Scarlett Price5 months ago
Don’t Fall for Me
Love is a very confusing and a wonderful feeling. I must give a word of caution. I’ve had tainted love. Misunderstood love. My heart is on the mend. I’m not perfect. My body isn’t model like. My inten...
RJ Saxon6 months ago
Horseman on Old Hallows
Silhouetted figures walk through the night. Children in costumes they cause such a fright. It's the time of year when we shout 'Trick or Treat' Kids knocking the doors on Old Hallows street. Aptly nam...
Troi Speaks6 months ago
An Idle Mind Is the Devil’s Workshop
An idle mind is the devil’s workshop. Into the idiots: neurosis. Staring out into nothing in particular, just forward, ruminating. The iPhone, now only a nifty gizmo that acts as both a watch and a fl...
SKYLERIZED 6 months ago
Trade It All
In each transaction made, The buyer and the seller smile. In each effort to make a trade The mutual returns go on for more than a mile. Every time a good is exchanged for cash Money glints in the spar...
RJ Saxon6 months ago
The Pugilist
Ducking and weaving last round now in sight. The bell for the twelfth to finish the fight. To be the victor be the best on this earth. Giving all to prove his worth. To be the Champ fulfill his dream....