performance poetry

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

Jessi Gorea day ago
Lost in Her Mind
She furiously scratches deep into her skin. Trying to get and destroy what’s within. Flesh and blood crowd under her nail. A tear releases, but not even a wail. She tries to kill the thing that’s insi...
A Drowning Daughter
Father, I told you I was drowning You said the water I was swallowing was good for me That I was going to be hydrated Could you not see that the water was black, like a smoker’s lungs It was not safe,...
John Red a day ago
Bruised and Battered
Laying on the curb where you left my motionless body you beat me down because I was different now I sit here all bloody wishing I was the same as every one else like the preppy popular kids having fun...
Zoe Taylor2 days ago
The Death of a Teenager
i asked my mother once through sun bleached and sea salted hair while the heat hung lazily in the air why it is that grownups sit and talk and laugh for fun she said, “this is how the big kids play.” ...
Amanda Zylstra2 days ago
The Bottom of the Bottle
I'm at the bottom of the bottle. Lipstick smudges on my forehead. Bruises on my shoulder. Everything spins. Like a quarter on a pool table. Like a penny in a homeless man’s cup. The world is spilling ...
Reid Moore2 days ago
Bigfoot Comes Out: The Interview
Bigfoot, Once the story of legend Has finally chosen To show his face To the world And, what he says Is that, Just like any guy He'd love to find a girl But, in this age Of uncertainty And, In these d...
Sarah Thompson3 days ago
Bath Time
I pour in sweet and milky chemicals, then slip my right foot in with the water from the cold tap. The burning sensation is lessened by commitment. After a few breaths, it’s in with the left, then the ...
Bazooka Teaches4 days ago
Between the Grass
In between grass blades you see dirt and the love for this world and no one really sees the laughter of little kids sing as they are heard from the heart Tire tracks on people’s lawns and mowers for a...
John Red 5 days ago
Sunsets Waiting for Sunrises
As the sun sets and brings on the night we all are asleep or some of us work some of us just stay awake because they can sleep they stay up at night thinking about life and all the twists and turns wo...
John Red 5 days ago
The Dark Passenger
the passenger sits in the back seat of are mind wearing all black clothing so we can’t see the evil he wants us to commit to do wicked acts to make us his monsters but some of us lock him away in a ch...
John Red 5 days ago
Beauty Behind the Mask
What can you find when you look beyond my mask that I put on every single day that fake smile the fake happiness you see everyday what do you really know about a person who puts on the mask to hide th...
Keep Walking
You must be tired by now, it's been a long journey and the bright white headlights of fear still linger on your mind. I know Ammon's Horn and Dentate's Gyrus still hold you captive with only your supp...
YJas Writes5 days ago
Yesterday Can Kiss My A###!
My intuition is intermittent but when it’s ringing I seldom listen. I want to disbelieve it’s chime, I need it to be way off this time... but it’s not, is it? When all you want is to be needed, wanted...
Sparky Lwf5 days ago
Don't Let Go... ♥
Yeah you say suicide is the easy way to go. But when you let that life go. It will never catch the flow. To the place it needs to go. Looking down your road Where did you go? It's so cooled. I'm cover...
Klo Aanderson5 days ago
Cravings
I am too young for this manifestation of cravings Not in food, not in sex, not in the recreation fun of the youth I want to pack a suitcase Forget the university applications The parking lot with fold...
Aiyanna Monae5 days ago
Feminin
I’m feminin masculinin my ways only human counting down the days balancin out energies in my days sentencin to pave my way through life writing is the only thing i like people say I’m too nice too sof...
Silvana Cornell5 days ago
Tea
Would you like some tea my friend? It’s very calming. I have black tea, earl gray, green and, mint. Different types to help you relax. Different types to enjoy. I am aware that, These past few days Ha...
Dean Moyer6 days ago
Eyes Will Meet
Stranger eyes will meet Inevitably they will A silent exchange A small communication A moment of trust and fear Stranger eyes will meet Anxiety spikes in both But so too will the Curiosity and a Desir...