Poetry

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

Be Whoever

What shape of a man do you want, To be when you wish you weren’t? A lesson you can embody within, Lived rather than learnt.

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The Eyes In The Night

Look out over your bed, In the nothing by the door, And you will find a chilling sight, The eyes in the night.  They

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corner
Andrey Lukyanov

By The Door Into The Mood

Staring into the space and thinking that it was really nice to sit down after long hours of work, the man screwed a cigarette into

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#lonely
Saim Khurshid

A day of peace

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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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Beach
Donald J. Bingle

Green Flash

Green Flash They say On the rare breathless moment Setting sun succumbs to becalmed sea At far precipice of endless azure ocean A flash of

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The Irish

Is your suffering worth any more? Do you tie threads of gold, To your heartache? Should I pay for the right, To hear your woe,

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Deaf Scream

Let me call for help,And never be heard,Roaring in my bed,Next to a sleeping spouse. I wish to enjoy the sound,Of silence tearing my throat,Rasping

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Ends

It’ll be gone soon, That’s no excuse for now. Just because it ends, Is no reason to rush. You can’t live your life, Years spent wondering how, You’ll go like

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betrayed
Kaitlyn Dampier

snow white

is this a cruel joke the glass of his case it was always warm but the life inside it  it was never there i felt

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Poem
Gerald Washington

Becoming Loneliness

For so long, I have fought this never-ending battle To free most people and me from the loneliness and hassle Lately, it feels like a

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Julia Marsiglio

Ottawa Occupation 2022

“the calvary has arrived”scream the online sycophantsfrom behind glowing white screenstheir rhetoric littered withinvention and lies— they’ve mislaid too many “u”sto be Canadian a Trump 2024

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Stronger Love

The adult child acts for self. The mother loves without self. The acts slam into her heart. The mother wonders will the healing start? The

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broken
Victoria Mineva

Looking for Thee

I still love you And I still don’t I can’t be your friend Then you won’t But I can be your trustee That shall we

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Humor
Victoria Mineva

Sleepy Owl

I am sitting down here Wondering why I feel I did not achieve A significant mile Of bragging experience My writing contest Is numerous village

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authors
Andrey Lukyanov

Meet Moi

I’ve borrowed some money from people with no intention of paying it back. Fuck ’em, the whole thing would resolve by itself eventually or at

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Alone
Jesmal Jalal

Homesick

Miles away, here I stay, My soul still rests, on your greeny terrain. Wandering along the hostel corridors, I wish, To run amidst my fields,

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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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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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Walkey walkey

And the Breeze Blows

Image by Author The breeze blows strong through leaves of greenHot sun is out in full.Towards the floor, falls seed unseenHelpless to the pull. The

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child development
This Life's Illusions

Baby Talk

The excitement of watching and waiting for a child to speak – the patiently impatient ears and heart – the thrill of their first ‘almost’

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Poetry
Réven W

fake s[i]mile – 7.29.20

Teeth glistening Look like a smile but Just a slim grimace shows My health and wealth Both deteriorate and determine My attitude I am not

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banding
Andrey Lukyanov

(P.S. poetry series) Oven

Culture takes even, stakes driven, fruits ripen since last evening, heat is headed for the north, but it’s bigger weight of permission to complete rather

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Rag

How many surfaces have I scrubbed clean? How much filth have I washed away in my day? I’m soaked and wearied from dirt and water,

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existentialism
Daniel Lyons

The Flooded Field

As above, so below… It may all come down to this. It may all come down to this. Gray above and gray about: Soft vapor,

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heartbreak
Jason Benskin

Descent into Sorrow

In the silence of a somber evening, when shadows elegantly move in the soft moonlight, An empty emptiness where a heart once flourished, I softly

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Poetry
Glenn Stok

The Spirit of Love (Video)

Copyright © 2019, Glenn Stok Originally published on Medium on Oct 26, 2019 Leave a Reviewfeature0 Pros (optional) Type new or select existing pros Cons

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autumn
Daniel Lyons

First Sunday of September

Solitude governsA day made for contemplation,Made gloomy byThe first overhanging cloudsTo mark the changeWrought by leaving AugustBehind, in the chronologicalDistance… An agitation, born of solitudeGovernsA

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alive
Victoria Mineva

Moonlight

I am tired of failing The things I do not forget The pain and the pressure Made me regret But deeper inside me I know

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Sleeping Memories

“Have you asked?”She fell silent,Which makes you wonder,Should you talk,As if it would discomfort.Yes, I talked,And I labored,Detached,Intrigued by her;She gave mysteries. “No more”,I took

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As she struts.

The blonde in all her confidence started to strut towards me Her eyes full of lust & love, wanting her body to be devoured As

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culture
Greg Thomas

She Brought Me Flowers

She brought me flowers Because she was sad She brought me flowers She didn’t have Any money Left to save But she brought me flowers

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Amber Walters

Different Houses

I don’t think I belong, anymore Not in this house, on this road, in this town I was 17 when we came here Fresh faced,

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Poetry
Réven W

BRAVERY – 4.26.14

I wish I was bold enough to stand up for my heart So when she came running I’d know how to slow down the tears

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#she
Kawthar al-asadi

To Love 

She is the sunshine to my darkness She is the end to my beginning She is the medicine to my disease She is the journey

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Mental health
James Jordan

I need to be left alone

 I need to be left alone. That’s all.  There’s nothing wrong. I’m not upset, and I don’t want to explain. There’s nothing to explain anyway.

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Time is gone with the wind!
Walker Ikard

GONE WITH THE WIND

We all start our lives with so much time. We spend it daily, until we get to the end of the line. Some of us

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#ballet
Julia Marsiglio

En Pointe

Sometimes Itoe the line en pointejust before leapfrogging overand then I findthat my wanderingmind traces constellationsfrom the momentsthat brought me downfloored and unmade meand I’ve

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Fiction
Devyn Beal

To The One I Used To Know

To the one, I used to know Thank you for your warmth and glow Many days were exceptional because of you The still of your

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THE ADVICE OF AN OLD MAN!
Walker Ikard

YOU’RE JUST GOING AROUND ONE TIME

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Today, I met this old man of yesterday. His shoulders were bent, and his hair was gray. He said son, don’t lag behind. You’re just

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age
Victoria Mineva

Sometimes

Sometimes I have a dream To be in an epic love story Not in my age, it seems I am amazed of amour’s glory That

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Love
Neha Radharapu

Crossing the road again

It’s simple.I start crossing the streeton my own and before that, I’m supposed to look left andright andleft again.I take one step forward andno step

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Little things can make you happy in life!
Walker Ikard

LITTLE THINGS MAKE YOU HAPPY

Little things can make you happy in life. A smile from someone you love can brighten up your day. Your dog, licking your hand, showing

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creative writing
Devyn Beal

Take Care of Yourself 

Be patient with me says the soul It’s not easily broken but it isn’t Without fragility Be compassionate with me says the spirit I come

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The Circle

The moss draped over the immortal stones, Sitting upon another council. Their guests today were a mother and son, In amongst the heavy, hilly woods,

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Iron
Victoria Mineva

Ironing

Once again, I am ironing The clothes of self-pity That ripped away Between expectations It is time they to end Imaginary manifestation Of actions unshown

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Dare
Victoria Mineva

It reminds me

I wonder if I did it right Leaving the old home of mine That I built  together in the light Of past emotions undercovered Between

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affirmation
Donald J. Bingle

Starbright

Should you ever gaze at the silent stars above and they begin to blink off one by one by wondrous one, do not be alarmed.

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Deep Scratches

There’s always a boyfriend, Soft and pillowy, Lips beyond compare. A fistful grab, For grip, Of perfect hair. Blessed, With silk for skin, Tempting and

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“The Breaking Point”

How can I stay calm with all this stuff going on? The timeline is clear. The deadlines are near, yet I must rest and breathe.

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believe
Amy Christie

Heart Garden

In my heart, a garden grows, A verdant oasis, wild and unhurried. Where love and joy abide, And sorrow does not reside. *** The petals

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finding happiness
The Lazy Bookista Writes

Make some room

The more I see The more I chose, The more I act, The more I lose. Lose what though? I lose what’s meant to be

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#baby loss
Julia Marsiglio

Your Flesh from My Flesh

Everything you were was firsta part of me. You seeI carved your flesh from my flesh—all that life turned to hope—turned to death.And I held

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Safe with me.

The moment you gave in I felt your love crashing into me The way it made me feel inside The only word is ecstasy The

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falling

I think summers should come every five years. I need to live in the diamond snowbank of your smile and scorch every blue dawn gaze into

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We're all living in the fast lane!
Walker Ikard

LIVING IN THE FAST LANE

We’re all living in the fast lane today. We run day in and day out to get ahead in life. You know we can’t seem

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motivational
This Life's Illusions

A Shadow of My Current Self

A brief motivational poem, a reminder to myself and others for the difficult days which we all experience. When your silhouette falls like a shadow

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Poem
Gerald Washington

The Noises At Night

I didn’t sleep at all last night, it depresses me If only my brain could rest and let me be Strong noises from another person

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Life
John Wimsatt

Reflections

I am the mirror of your life. I see what you see when you look into me. I look back into you showing the world

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autistic author
Katie Tomasko

I. Light Blue

I think I held on/ too tight/ My bones broke/ beneath my skin/ It never used to be hard/ Soaked in sunlight, smell of citrus/

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Scary
This Life's Illusions

A Hairy Morning

Sometimes a morning doesn’t begin the way we intend it to.  This was one of those hairy starts! The photo is of the actual culprit,

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#Home
Victoria Mineva

Armorer

I am grateful I met you Even I knew we were a deadlock Seven years younger You were not exactly a man But most like

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changes
Victoria Mineva

Until when I hide?

Living in secret Until when I hide? Between the excuses Of having no time Or maybe was the dearest Blindside of mine Saving the merit

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All people want to live a good life!
Walker Ikard

LIFE IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT 

How do you live a good life? People will have many different answers on how to live a good life. But life is really what

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creativity
Heather Martin

When the Fire Begins to Die 

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How do you find your way in a lightless room?So dark — shadows fail to materialize. Hands outstretched, you feel your way to the door.

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lakes
Amber Walters

The Blue Lagoon

Had I not been trying to satisy whimsy I might not have ventured out there to the brook. The stream took me up to some

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healing
Heather Martin

A Woman’s Life 

A woman’s life — consumed with self-hatred,exiled from her creative source —wasted beauty and passion.Soul— lost to guilt and shame.Reclaim your birthright —shine endlessly,banish fear

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autumn
Amy Christie

Autumn Peace

Autumn’s peaceful hue, a season of rest, A time for nature’s slumber; the earth is blessed. The trees, they stand tall, their leaves of gold,

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insomnia
Amber Walters

Insomnia

There are owls that go to bed Sooner than I do, some nights I struggle to quiet the thoughts in my head As the owls

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prose poetry
Stacey Durnin

Sasha

Sasha sees the girls with their pretty hair, straight and light, and she wants to pull it. She wants to pull it because she sees

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broken heart
The Lazy Bookista Writes

Cutting the cord

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It happens in a split second. When something clicks and reality shifts. And all those painful thoughts just mist away. Suddenly, the heart feels peace,

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WHEN SOMEONE IN LIFE LEAVES YOU!
Walker Ikard

WHY DID YOU HAVE TO LEAVE?

I picked a lovely flower for you today. I placed a red rose on your grave. I thought of memories of a life spent together.

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Poetry
Pd Mason

Moth to a flame

  Thought it was really over so many times before. But it wasnt ever really over, We always came back for more. after so many

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Walkey walkey

Use What You Know

For those ‘creative’ solutions Image by Author When a problem appearsThere’s no need to fretThere’s no need for tearsOr even break sweat Though solutions may

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Fiction
Devyn Beal

Behind Me 

May the night come upon us As we settle into our dream self Astral projection Into celestial spaces Or new found land Wherever it is

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Poetry
Réven W

If I could’ve shown you

What I know now about love I would’ve told you that Karma doesn’t matter. I know there are those who disagree But this is the

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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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emotions
Victoria Mineva

Daydreaming

It was a day like every other I got so many high hopes I know I shouldn’t. I looked at the distant star, That seems

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