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Poetry

"I never started a poem whose end I knew. Writing a poem is discovering." - Robert Frost

Love
Ulf A. Fischbeck

Cyber Love

I strode through the net Exploring its vast space Not knowing what to get When suddenly on an open place You addressed me, showing face

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Loyalty Incarnate

Both mortal and divine, the griffon’s sharpened talons tear the malice From wicked souls; while eyeing for the glittering purity’s justice Of an honest soul.

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attraction
Tanya Hall

In Mind at First Sight

This little poem was written in response to a Valentine’s Day writing challenge. I think you and I are thinking too much; and instead, maybe,

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Eerie
Sarah Cannavo

The Night Whispers

The night whispers, dark and dim; the moon is perched upon a rim of hazy clouds and glowing stars, its beams trailing in thin bars

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Career goals
Dani Writer

Existence in All States

(Photo by Dirk Wohlrabe on pixabay.com) A career change confuses but I’m allowed to alter course. It’s not about convenience or the administrative nightmare caused

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Ignorance
Victoria Mineva

Mori Monologues – Ignorance

Sometimes ignorance is the only way to stop a person’s self-destruction. It shows concern from the one-sided crush toward the ignored person. That way, every

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Friends
Daniel Esse

Journey for Honey

Eat to live or live to eat Survival of the fittest or a contest of finesse  Respect for goodwill or man’s big bill A fight

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fantasy
Roxanne Barbour

Alien Heads–One Minute Poetry

(a reverse sci(na)ku tanka) Alien Heads——————- joined scientific expeditionunusual discoveriesexperimentationbrain graftsalien heads explode Written by Roxanne Barbour.Previously published on Medium. com. This is a reverse

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Window Pain

Out the window I see  The people the trees It’s so- it’s so far for me They try to hide,  though seemingly they wear with

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Fiction
Smita Sinha

To The Far away land

A short story… Take me to the faraway land, take me to the land of dreams, take me to the depths of ocean. Take me

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#lonely
Saim Khurshid

A day of peace

I feel as if I’m free as a bird yet trapped as a caged animal  To see if life is back, I pull away the

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New
Kawthar al-asadi

Like a lady bug 

Like a lady bug I feel free Wings spread open Acceptance Like the wings of a small lady bug Flying at my own limit Scared,

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Inspiration
B.R. Shenoy

Tranquil Waters: A Monoku

“All worthwhile things in life are evolved in the stillness.”— Paramhansa Yogananda. stillness of the lake, pure peace and contentment of living in the now

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Chayme Childs

Happiness

Happiness, is a feeling you have when you get presents or gifts. Happiness, is a wonderful thing that we should not miss. Happiness is found everywhere

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2020
Jonica Bradley

Morning Yearning

In violation of isolation at the zenith of pandemic my heart yearns for wanton wisps as children of morning frighten the dark and sun reflects

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finicky
San Lin Tun

OMELETTE WILL BE READY FOR YOU

Don’t be finicky about food, Fried chicken, this time, Spicy mutton and satay, next time, Even you think about barbecue occasionally, You created a la

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gardens
Robert Metivier

Cauliflower Parmesan

Photo by Karolina Kołodziejczak on Unsplash I hear the chicken‘s still long overdue Cauliflower parmesanFresh cut from the gardenTaking what I have into my hands

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first kiss
Chelsea Marie

First Kiss

a poem the sun is setting when you ask if I’d like one more ride gazing up at the ferris wheel, your fingers weaved through

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Love
Shruthi Rajaram

You – An incomplete Poem

You aren’t how you talk. You aren’t how you walk. You aren’t how much you’ve earned. You aren’t what you’ve learned. You are the books

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despair
Marguerite Floyd

Revelation at Third & Main

When you left I was afraidI might die. NowI wish I had. Leave a Reviewfeature0 Pros (optional) Type new or select existing pros Cons (optional)

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Hate
GB Rogut

Why Love Turns Into Hate

Because you stopped guarding yourself,you opened up and let them seeeverything there was to know about you;you allowed hope to run wildand you thought, you

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bondage
Dj Robbins

Bound Me Not

Time drifts forward. Employers demand too much of it, time that is fleeting. You’re my boss, you don’t own me. I speak to you openly

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Poem
Smita Sinha

 Mistakes

The Mistakes you avoid to be goody-two-shoes make you a different person. The mistakes you avoid for being you are so daunting that makes the

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Stench

[TW: Self-Harm, Mild-Violence/Gore] I had to shove a pair of scissors up my nostrils the other day, As there was a lingering, longing smell that

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awareness
Anthi Psomiadou

The Unexpected Wings

He always wished he was a bird to leave the life he couldn’t bear; this thought kept his melancholy alive, and also, the excuse for

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Missed Takes

The voices soothed me Muffled with my prescription New territory Leave a Reviewfeature0 Pros (optional) Type new or select existing pros Cons (optional) Type new

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#Home
Andrey Lukyanov

(P.S. poetry series) Kisses

Strange, explicable hunger, wonder, sure you can get out and get hit by a greyhound bus, then pound by pound sell the remains of dust

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Storms

Night is here and although the sky is dark, tonight there are clouds forming. The wind slowly begins to whistle and the trees begin to

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Identifying

I am not white. I am not black. I am not a color. I am stranded in the middle of the pacific. I am labeled.

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coping
Nick Black

Demons

What lies in the shadows will forever capture our minds—skirting the border of reality and imagination. Things that are just out of reach of modern

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Fiction
Khatherine Valentine

Birds

Continuation of my goal to practice creative writing everyday. Looking for inspiration in the natural world. Haiku #19 Dream to live life as Birds do.

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animals
Cecilia Lawless

Fetch Was Better In Eden

My dog doesn’t know that I’ve countedhow many times I’ll throw the ballbefore we go inside this little betrayal worms into the twilight(secret knowledge always

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Beautiful Darkness

As the sun begins to fadeBehind the evening skyThe downward weight of a million daysAnd a million fake smilesSlowly releases its gripUntil there’s nothing leftBut

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A Taste of Champagne

The taste of sparkles,  The drink of stars, I was told.  It’s just soda wine.  Leave a Reviewfeature0 Pros (optional) Type new or select existing

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haiku
Ed iT

Purple

Bruising color Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash In acid sand dunes, without rest, purple rain flees beyond the laughter. Leave a Reviewfeature0 Pros (optional)

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The forces of good and evil are all around us!
Walker Ikard

FORCES OF GOOD AND EVIL

You look around the world. What do you see?  You see the forces of good and evil coming at you and me. If you believe

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behavior
Anthi Psomiadou

Sangfroid

How did this road change, being suddenly a downhill? It was an uphill a few days ago; I was sure about it. Oh, now I

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aging
Chelsea Marie

Life Lines

a poem – embracing your wrinkles and the stories they tell Trace the wrinkles by my eyes, squinting, sunshine, crows feet lines, a testament to

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Fiction
Khatherine Valentine

Bit (Haiku)

Continuation of my goal to practice creative writing. Looking for inspiration in the natural world. The Haiku Challenge word-of-the-day is BIT. Any form of the

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Inspiration
B.R. Shenoy

Stunning Lavender Sky: A Monoku

“The sky is the daily bread of the eyes.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson storms rage over the city, painting the sky vivid lavender hues A

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I Don’t Care

“I don’t care.” “I don’t care”, said the person living their life without fear of judgment. “I don’t care”, thought the flower bathing under the

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encouragement
Bill Holmes

Tempest Rising

A poem about encouragement. Photo courtesy of Valentin Muller via Unsplash. Tempest Rising Most people don’t appreciatethe calm before the storm’s arrivaland have no problem

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Cry
Kj Heier

The Rainbow Makes Me Cry

The rainbow makes me cry when I see it in the sky. Because a rainbow make the world look brand new, It’s the only thing

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Lost without you

I’d say I’m great I’d say you’re fab I’d say I don’t care I’d say I’m not lonely I wouldn’t say I miss you I

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Christmas
Heather Corbett

The Christmas Lights 

Driving past the illuminated houses Reds, blues, and greens twinkle brightly. I hold his hand as we admire their beauty. We pick out our favorites

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breakup
Miguel Rivera

I Lost

I lost my sleep forever. I lost my love. This anguish, this unbearable pain Killing me slowly with each day that slips away Breathing gets

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Love
eleanor waldorf

Before We Were Married

 By Henry Lawson Blacksoil plains were grey soil, grey soil in the drought. Fifteen years away, and five hundred miles out; Swag and bag and

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Mental health
Chelsea Marie

Dauntless Warriors

a poem Walls collapse inwards, crushing weight laying you flat. You fight the pressure -  inflate your lungs with a strangled gasp. Once.  - Release. Twice.  - Release.

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Melting Sunflowers

Yellow hues,  Purple tints, soft greens.  Color beads  Like morn’ dew,  Weeping into dry parchment.  -Sigh, my paintbrush slipped- Leave a Reviewfeature0 Pros (optional) Type

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Bukowski
D. David Croot

The suicide kid (Kamikaze kid)

——————————- My debut novel is here, yes free, free, tell all and giveaway to as many people as you know who happen to read. Follow

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Bees
Dani Writer

Le Derrière

No other way to say it. All ass first big and bounteous, shameless flirt five paces away daring anyone who’s anyone not to look. Where

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acceptance
Thea Williams-Scalco

A Ballad to An Ex-Lover

You are in my heart, and you will forever be. I may not revisit that space very often, but I know it is there if

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fruit
Casey Lawrence

Do I Dare? (a poem)

Do I dare eat a peach?She wears white, flannel trousersand walks slowalong the beach. Fuzz against my lipsjuicy flesh against my cheek;what would my parents

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Faith
Nina Fabunmi

What Lies Ahead

We are on a journey with many curves Though we may be in a valley now The deeper the valley, the sweeter the peak Heart

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crossroads
RA Nektar

Designing Destiny

Dwelling within the crossing roads Beholding the woven All potential swaying within . Compelling Being to become Raw euphoria Weaving anew . Compelling Allowing Arising

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healing
Roxy Wright

I Will Write

(Photo by Dave Netto on Unsplash) I will write With drops of blood That oozed from my shattered heart. . I will write with The

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Nature
Jay Arzeta

Gifts 

Divinity, fire. Beauty, it never expires. Snow, cold. With it, never grow old. Storm, rain. Gives life, says the grain. Leaves, fall. Thriving, the bugs

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Synder Bryan

L.A.D.

How are you? No really, not what’s on the surface. I know I’ve been avoiding you since “we” stopped being “us”, But I miss our

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glass
kenneth watkins

Through The Looking Glass

Raindrops slowing run down the window pane As I Press against it Watching you slowly turn your body to the music Your nice round breasts

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Steals The Show

In five letter word’s, ‘Death’ And In seven letter word’s, ‘Lifeway’ Six letter word, ‘friend’ A friend in need Is friend indeed Steals the show.

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being lost
SHAEZAH KHALIQ

Am I Lost?

Hey tell me where to go? tell me where to find?  tell me where to end? cause I kept running, running and running  I kept

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In the Pickup Truck

rust on the rims, the burgundy truck in parked winter mint freshener hanging from the mirror sitting in a parking lot, alone, in the dark

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creepyneighbor
Brittany Johnson

The Neighbor

My neighbors think I’m strange. I can tell when I watch them through my windows, while they look at me from the other side of

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church
Victoria Mineva

A monument

I went to the mosque A monument of Allah I am not religious But I felt like in a pot Between lies of humans And

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cat
Rene Prys

Missing Millie

My cat died two days ago.  We didn’t know she was sick. We woke up that morning and she could barely walk. As soon as

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break up
Daniel Esse

Text to My Ex

Wrap me one more time in your arms Take me where I would know no harm Woo me like before with your ceaseless charm Have

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author
Jason Boyce

Despair Everywhere

I live my life in a constant state of confusion It tends to be a severely hard condition to be in I am wondering if

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100 word poem
Julianna Glover

Antagonist

I walk in the shadow When I’m not bouncing in morning light Or slinking in sun low Whenever the mood strikes right ~ In bright

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Oral Fences

Metal fences meant to  Restrain, with painful plates.  Threaded by fine wires  To push and pull into shape.  The cutting curse of braces.  Leave a

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The Gray-Hound

Image by Winsker from Pixabay  Waffles are always better without fire ants and fleas. She thought as she saw the gray-hound. He ran past the

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Faith
Y Freeman

99 Lambs One Lost Lamb!

Story of the Shepherd of Light! Shepherd of Light went out to Search for the One Lost Lamb. Shepherd of Light didn’t leave the 99 Lambs! The

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Earth
Louelyn Bailey

Realized

Time is said to heal all wounds,  Leaving scars as reminders of those times. Senses dulled from disconnected sounds. Slowly overwhelmed, like slightly bent fine

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dream big
Amy Christie

Love Here and Now

Do you seek in the future what could be yours right now if only you looked around instead of always up to the next peak,

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how-to
D. David Croot

A kinda life

If you could write what I have written, I could have a real job or go fishing or take a real long bath. Never do

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May 18

Unpectedly Not able to put a stop Life expectancy is a top I’m looking at my time Not sure if it’s prime It feels around

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death
Miguel Rivera

Crow

The crows can see your death, which is now inevitable sunset. They’ve watched as you slowly sink into the permanence of this an endless world

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COVID-19
John Welford

Uninvited Guest: a poem

Beware the uninvited guest Whose baleful presence angers, lest She multiplies her disrepute And gifts a dire, discordant fruit. A harvest thence of clashing spears

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Dogs
Walkey walkey

This Old Dog

Passing it down Image by Author Upon his bed the old dog rests,So tired from the day.The workload on the farm now tests,Brings out more

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Pin Code-Deposit Joy and Peace

Science ! beloved science, Can applications of your inventions , Deposit, joy, prosperity, Peace and laughter, In ones life personal professional account,? can one also

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personal narrative
Gerald Washington

The Contact Lens Battle

Contacts will be the coolest thing to have, or so I thought. The actual experience was something I never expected or was taught. I’m in

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couple
Louis Morris

The Day The Sky Was Blue

The sky was so blue. When she called you over And said, “Hey watch out, she’s going to hurt you.” You couldn’t believe it because

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forbidden love
kenneth watkins

Forbidden Love

The sparkle in her eyes Ignites a passion Only my heart knows Her words fan A feeling I can’t control Her juicy lips Makes my

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fly longing
Amy Christie

One Hug to Live Inside

Words go only so far, looks can deceive, betray, what if you only treasured the simple hugs, heartfelt, close, warm, and comforting, adding the piece

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1997
Crystal Rosa

Chapter One – Molly Forgetmenot

“Please, can I show you around mister Allen?” The brunette smoking woman offered, I remember my fingers being awfully sore carrying my luggage, it had

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The Night

The stillness of night The moons glowing guiding light Everything is right Leave a Reviewfeature0 Pros (optional) Type new or select existing pros Cons (optional)

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fathers and daughters
Serena Couram

.Different.

If my father were a different man, perhaps he would have come to school plays and sat in the very first row, eagerly nudging the

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Ghost

The sun’s light washes over the walls I haven’t felt felt it’s warmth in so long Still holding on, but too far gone I’m alive,

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family
Sam Eliza Green

Boreas

We called it Spring when babies, born through blizzards were named after flowers— thornless perennials with coveted resilience to frost. “Families that survive together thrive,”

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birds
John Welford

The Rooks: A Poem

I walked through cold, ear-drumming air, Up to the fell then down to the trees, Where contemplation was thieved By a cacophony of caws. The

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