performance poetry

Performance Poetry is poetry out loud; poems brought from the page to the stage.

Zoe Carty2 days ago
First Person Game Mode
my limbs do not feel like lead weights today but like thin slivers of paper that are trapped under a paper weight, under several paper weights, as i try to breathe and eat and move and sleep. and yet ...
Jacob Jackson4 days ago
Little Ladybird
I saw a ladybird, Scuttling across a metal fence, As its home is ripped from the soil, Birds fly, as builders cry out “be careful” The police stay on guard, Whilst protestors contemplate how “thirty o...
Megan Paul4 days ago
Proud
I’m proud of you. We’re so proud of you. Don’t forget I’m still proud of you. Of my ability to pass for normal, The way I now fit as a cog in the machine. For getting up every morning. Having a full-t...
Jeff Cruz6 days ago
I'm a Mess
I realize my life, is a mess and it's driving me insane.
Jacob Jackson7 days ago
The Black Wolf
How do I say my depression is unbearable when I'm stuck in this place? How do I say it without hurting the people who've tried so hard to make things okay, who've been there for me almost every single...
Bazooka Teaches8 days ago
Driving into a Crater
A powerful engine on board Raging nonstop in the night Flying by like an angered soul Howling throughout the night The driver listening to music Fuel for the soul Wishing he could go home Still he mig...
Deity Ward9 days ago
The World Spins On
I find myself in a trance; standing and staring, waiting for something radical to happen, nothing ever does. The world around me spins on, quickly might I add. I soon become aware; for only a moment a...
Emily Pricone11 days ago
Killing Me Softly
you don't know why you're mad but we pass looks across the table you blame me i'm distant when i'm thinking you slump into the corner of the booth i don't know why you're mad last night you used both ...
Antony King11 days ago
Dragon Lady
Did you ever notice... That some people, Seem to take their jobs Way too serious. From the postman... Who has a God complex Simply because he brings your bills to you And drops them in a little box. M...
Jacob Jackson12 days ago
Gone Before the Morning Sun
You are the hellfire that burns in my heart, blazing and eternal, I thought I knew desire, but the meaning changed when you came. When I felt the softness of your skin and kissed your lips, Tasted the...
Bazooka Teaches12 days ago
Not Like You
Notice this Not like you Anymore Your remorse Left Comatose Lousy dose I can't see Or breathe In my own space I chase bliss Whenever you rouse My glow blows out I'm dead inside you Trapped in your web...
Maison Ray12 days ago
Villalobos
We are homesick and we are already home. Soul searching is unnecessary when you let yourself realize you still have one. You are a revolution, However noiseless and stilled, You are a revolution. Sent...
shiney poetry13 days ago
My Mama
My mama always said she brought me home during a hurricane and even though those nine months were a pain that I was still the greatest thing. My mama has a heart so big you can see it state wide, some...
Jaden Bleu14 days ago
Vanishing Cream
There is this new product Called vanishing cream Oh, it's a dream Just rub it on your skin and you won't be seen Now, when I go out and about I don't have to worry, or pout Or have a fit About the uni...
K_the Graeae24 days ago
Sing to my Soul
From the moment the sounds get plugged in From the thumping of the bass drum To the riffs of the guitars To the treble in the bass chords To the sweet siren of his vocals I feel him all around me. My ...
Jacob Jackson25 days ago
The Lizard's Game
They tell us, there is infinite supply of money, That billions don't reside in the treasury, That there "isn't a magic money tree" They wrap us in a comfortable blanket of lies, Telling us "everything...
r. nuñez25 days ago
The Cow Collective
What kind of animal is a cow? It’s not an elephant or a moose, Though they finagle the word somehow. The elk and the walrus also use This three-letter sound that starts with cee, From all the utteranc...
Mia Lynna month ago
My Trip Down the Rabbit's Hole
... ... ... "I'm fucked up!" "Oh really! How so?" Because I know this I don't deny this I accept this I live with this As I am deceptively delicious It's a long-brewed dysfunctional-ness but a functio...