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Now We Walk

- The path was clear The way well lit No surprises no unexpected twists The choices were clean Simply black and white I dutifully followed Stepped well within the lines Then came tu...

By: BBaker | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 11 Mar 2016

All is Gone

- All is Gone - Adrian Gabardo I guess it's true, everything does turn to rust, time is such a careless bitch, dropping you to the ground on every opportunity. Everything I've been, has n...

By: a_gabardo | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 10 Mar 2016

I Know

- I know how dark the night can get I know how tight my skin can fit I know how deep the cut can go I know how much the hate can grow I know how heavy my chest can seem I know how loudly ...

By: BBaker | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 10 Mar 2016

Perfect Light Broken Dark

- Smile and breathe easy Giggle and laugh softly Hug and pat gently Speak and agree politely Fake and pretend believably Act and behave perfectly Sob and cry privately Hurt and break secr...

By: BBaker | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 09 Mar 2016

Misogyny Anyone?

- I n the hour when the sun shines dim on her life  N ever knowing what freedom is about, T hen her sorrows will fill the horizons from rim to rim E ven though kind hearts may grieve.  R ough and r...

By: Survivor | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 07 Mar 2016

Every Writer Needs His Muse

- Every Writer Needs His Muse - Adrian Gabardo It's the little things she does, the way she smiles, the way she looks at you, the emotions your heart feels every time you get a glimpse of her ...

By: a_gabardo | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 08 Mar 2016

Rusting

- Rusting - Adrian Gabardo It's been so long now, I wonder how things are, after I left you, after all I made you go through. You held me in your arms, you took me in, made sure no harm came ...

By: a_gabardo | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 03 Mar 2016

Schism

- Schism - Adrian Gabardo I typed a few words today, it was all just a mumble, just sentences of non-sense and no significance. The only way for my brain to work, is for me to hit rock bott...

By: a_gabardo | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 02 Mar 2016

Happy or No?

- Sleepy, I wake up. 6 AM, my clock tells me. But I don't need it to say the time anymore, I know it already, as everyday, it's the same thing. It's the same old song, every day. It's the same ol...

By: a_gabardo | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 01 Mar 2016

Wishes

- The horizon always looks much brighter, that is where the rainbows belong, not here near me, where all the lights are dim. It's on the horizon that you belong too, you're a bright spot so far awa...

By: a_gabardo | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 29 Feb 2016

Time Enough For Love

- There's time enough for love If we but savor what we have. One life to live, So much to give, Why fear what might be lost. The past is safe inside us, Still echoing its joys. The future bears a few...

By: Survivor | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 23 Feb 2016

Letting Go

- I need to be free So this me Letting go Though you'll never know My soul burns for you A brilliant crimson hew In this life Full of strife That love is light Burning ever so bright Even though I ...

By: Sicarium | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 21 Feb 2016

The Tears Flow

- The tears flow, I wish I could sleep, to drift down into unfeeling nothingness  To cut myself off from this hollow emptiness  But the tears flow  and my thoughts  Swirl Playing out every twist...

By: LittleSister_ | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 20 Feb 2016

An Unanswered Question

- Is it a destined fate? Or some yet unknown trait? I can’t find the answer What can turn love to hate? When the once warmth turns cold And the sadness takes hold You’re left with only you You w...

By: Sicarium | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 17 Feb 2016

Wings

- What will be my fate? Speak! Whoever you might be. So desperately I yearned to fly, But apart my wings you tore. Why do you desire my flesh and blood? Why now must I live? Truly it is better up there...

By: samokish | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 15 Feb 2016

Lyra

- As the year turns over and some things are put to rest, I made a list just for you. You always did love the things that were just ours to hold, beautiful vignettes that lit your eyes, dark scenes...

By: Elliotlacey31 | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 14 Feb 2016

The Lighthouse

- The lighthouse Through the qualm of my sailor’s journey, not one to be found, but rather subjected to the blue presence of an endless horizon. My deck meanders and forks as the high tide sweeps the j...

By: dcdan2 | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 05 Feb 2016

She Fills My Loving Cup

- She’s hot and wet when she greets me in the morning, I know of no better way to wake up. And when I need her she is always there, She fills my loving cup. It is an affair that has been going...

By: DirtyMartini | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 02 Feb 2016

Paralellism

- I looked at you, with eyes feigning dis-fascination yet frankly, disputing the desire of tugging you and embrace you with amorous caress—thy lips touching mine, as we unravel the unspoken and unnamed ...

By: GenlyAryl | Category: Poetry | Score: 0| Added: 25 Jan 2016

The Copse

- Calm Evening Brings quiet. Father Sun dies Darkening the copse As deeper night begins. Mother Gaia sleeps with us, At rest beneath the barren limbs Of leafless trees trembling in damp wind Foreshadow...

By: Survivor | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.7| Added: 16 Jan 2016 Editor's Pick

Soft, So Soft

- Soft, so soft the skin on your cheek, with the down of desire so silky smooth to the touch. I lightly stroke you with the tenderness of a lover transforming your tears to smiles, tracing down you...

By: Survivor | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.9| Added: 14 Jan 2016

Simple Ceremonies

- Shall I pour or shall you A cup of shared  remembrances or new  friendships A simple ceremony of life We have so many do we not So many simple ceremonies in our lives Sharing good times and ...

By: Survivor | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 22 Dec 2015

Source of an Epic Life

- An older woman Reading on the light rail, In her purse, a bottle of water With these words on the label, "Source of an Epic Life." I shift my gaze back out the window, And face

By: TheGreatValette | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 24 Nov 2015

For Yu Xuan Ji

- All I have is her words All I have is remnants of her soul One thousand years later Cutting me deep With the awareness of her existence. How can a man desire a woman From an entirely different ...

By: TheGreatValette | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.5| Added: 23 Nov 2015

I'm Just Saying

- I'm just saying, you simply must live for today. It's all balancing on a wire, don't you know? Balancing on a wire and ready to fall. Smell that? It's the perfume of unbridled passion wafting on the...

By: Survivor | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 15 Oct 2015

The Chill Sinks In

- Trying to sleep in the field  The chill sinks in Beneath the five ton truck Out of the rain But soaking up the cold Inside the bag With head out Letting in the chill Sinking in While thoughts k...

By: Survivor | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 14 Oct 2015

I Never Cried Cried For You

- I never cried for you. You knew me the best, the ache that always flared when I slept the wrong way, your soft hands would find it, body draped and spooned to mine as a living thermal blanket. ...

By: Elliotlacey31 | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 10 Oct 2015

Friends, Good Friends

- She knows I am always here for her When she has had too much and needs me Needs what only I can give It would seem What I am always prepared to give She knows We cannot be together As a couple  Th...

By: Survivor | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 04 Oct 2015

Lost Before Found

- Gliding Drifting Gently stepping into my heart Did you even know you had entered That empty chamber Unfilled for so long Surely you didn't Or you wouldn't have left so abruptly With echoing foots...

By: Survivor | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 18 Sep 2015

Sadness Within

- It's always present, just under the surface, clawing and scratching, this sadness within It can come at any time, whether rain or shine, a voice never silenced, this sadness of mine It pushe...

By: Sicarium | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 09 Sep 2015

Esther

- I cannot reassemble us alone, All the gifts remain unanswered, latitude and longitude have split this blossom. These waters will carry me back to where a torch was first lit. All the signals flow ...

By: Elliotlacey31 | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 29 Aug 2015

Message in a Bottle

- Lover, how could we have known this time last year, that you would not be here. That time would have run out. We planned on forever, today should have been the beginning and yet, our forever e...

By: LovelyTiff | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 26 Aug 2015

Somewhere

- Somewhere beyond and out there A place far better than here Where the only way is truth With no room for any lie Where eyes are always open And hearts never become closed A place of brightness and lo...

By: Sicarium | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 20 Aug 2015

Somewhere in Between

- Somewhere in between, the useless child I was defined to be, and the man I hope to someday become, lies a path I can barely see or understand Somewhere in between, the liberation and joy at being tol...

By: Sicarium | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 12 Aug 2015

Narratives

- While you are the collection, the narrative stays here, always close to our skin, no one gets to know the rest of the story, lover Of how every cell in my body sang like a fevered secret that I'll a...

By: Elliotlacey31 | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 09 Aug 2015

Voices

- On nights like these, alone with only my thoughts, my past returns I can barely keep the voices at bay, they will not be silenced, nor will they tolerate being ignored  A dozen voices whispering in th...

By: Sicarium | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 25 Jul 2015

Red Umbrella In The Rain

- Red umbrella in the rain Empty drops of searing pain Danger comes from skies above Undermining thoughts of love Makes me want to will away Bleeding that may come her way Random cries of te...

By: Survivor | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 25 Jul 2015

Footprints in the sand

- As you hold my hand Walking along the beach Leaving footprints in the sand Finding our way As the sun starts to set Stoping as we look towards the horizon Hand and hand  Leaning in to s...

By: lovefaith | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 21 Jul 2015

Everywhere

- I thought I saw you today Walking away from me in an empty street I ran to catch you but turned the corner and you were gone I searched and called out your name Seeing you in a window pane I rapped ...

By: jjustjenny | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 13 Jul 2015

Shy

- Shy away from a temple this morning, I should have known better than to stay, to always breathe in someone else, resting against temperatures made up by another's skin. So I'll take this cure, dream...

By: Elliotlacey31 | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 11 Jul 2015

Heartbroken

- Sometimes word can break your heart. They spread a lie you never thought you would believe. You spoke words of friendship and of love. I began to think that maybe just maybe it could be. S...

By: LovelyTiff | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 01 Jul 2015

Not a Love Poem

- I lay there drunk and vulnerable, When you came in. The smell of booze and cigarettes  On your breathe As you press hard against me. Not letting me move. Each kiss causing that sick feel...

By: Chrissy123 | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 29 Jun 2015

House of Stained Glass

- In nightly dreams, I find myself outside a house Made entirely of stained glass windows, a vision of such beauty, the play of light and colors that mesmerize Contrasting hues that fit together...

By: Sicarium | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 20 Jun 2015

Words to Self

- This is your life, let go of strife Choose to be you, focus your view Leave yourself open, be your own beacon Embrace your light, and you'll be bright Follow your heart, make your life art N...

By: Sicarium | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 15 Jun 2015

How Do YOU Think He Should Die?

- She broke her boyfriend's heart, that's all she did, said, "This isn't working, can we still be friends?" Then he disappeared for a bit, A psychiatric ward is in his past now, as well as a kidnappi...

By: Colors_of_the_Wind | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 04 Jun 2015

The Moment

- Did the moment pass you by. Too late, and the moment is gone. You had a moment, the two of you had a moment, didn't you. But it slipped away. Smiles shared, true happiness glowing from both as y...

By: Survivor | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 03 Jun 2015

Shitty Kitty

- Perched upon my shoulder there she stands in all her furry glory. Beautiful eyes shine with a mischievous glint she butts her head against mine. Seeking the attention she feels I have withheld....

By: LovelyTiff | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 30 May 2015

In Watermelon Season

- Remembrance of odors that filled me with elation and sorrow. A tempting, taunting whiff of gardenias on the breeze. Tuneful, memorable songs of youth and optimistic fervency that follow and fill y...

By: Survivor | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 28 May 2015

Void

- Earth rises to the west, and a deep blackness thick as milk is to the east. Through the glass in front of you is the saddest sight you will ever see. But yet, you do not know why. Beneath you...

By: seeachedoubleyou | Category: Poetry | Score: 4| Added: 24 May 2015

Crashing

- Down the middle are white birds flying against the hard, black sea. They fly past me, almost through me, and thin sun beams follow quickly past. The end of the sky is met with gray ashes that ru...

By: seeachedoubleyou | Category: Poetry | Score: 0| Added: 23 May 2015

Desert Dreaming

- Soft Desert Sands shifting As the wind blows The grains into dunes Drifting across the land.  Sighing xerophytic dreams Creating quartzite pyramids And robust succulent greenery  Singing adagios as ch...

By: Survivor | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 19 May 2015

It's Been Awhile

- It's been awhile since you were here.  Hello. How're you doing.  I'm happy to see you. Happy. Yeah, you look good. Looking good my lady. Always looking good. Always did, always will. Such a choice w...

By: Survivor | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 17 May 2015

Agnus Dei

- It was a woman, this time, a woman who was the sacrifice. Offering herself, with fear, and with hope, but with the sanctity of truth, to remove my sin, to take it in, and fulfill my redemption. My co...

By: Survivor | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 16 May 2015

Ma Belle Mère

- Ma belle mère,  my mother divine. Lost in the mists of time; lost but quickly found when the memories rush back into my aging mind, still her  little boy. I was her first born, her love child, and...

By: Survivor | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 08 May 2015

Happy Birthday To My Dearest Wife

- Happy birthday to my dearest wife. As you waken each morning I'm here. Peaceful hope is my wish for your life. Please, just know this, I'll always be near. Yes, I know our voyage has been rough, But...

By: Survivor | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 03 May 2015

This Violence

- What place has gentleness In a world like this? What place has innocence? If you find it don't tell me. Don't tell anyone Keep it a secret. For I live in a world That only knows violence And I suspe...

By: TheGreatValette | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 02 May 2015

My Lady, I Am Here

- Gazing out to the distant shore, Wondering from whence her comfort may come. It is my honor to aid and assist her every need. My lady, my deepest most profound respect and admiration, my duty, to ...

By: Survivor | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.8| Added: 30 Apr 2015

The Winner Takes It All

- Listening to Abba. Popular music mirroring your life. That's why it's popular. The winner takes it all. Thinking it was moving right along. And really, You were only Treading water, While she was r...

By: Survivor | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 26 Apr 2015

Flowers In Her Hair

- Imagine her with flowers in her hair. I do. Since I met her and was smitten. Completely overboard. Smitten. Flowers in her hair, She is the free spirit of spontaneous  Joyousness I need. Her li...

By: Survivor | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 24 Apr 2015

He Searched, She Found

- So long and hard his search for her has been,  And anxious has he grown while on her track. Quite playfully she kept herself unseen Just leading him from here to there and back. He knew that she was...

By: Survivor | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.8| Added: 13 Apr 2015

Zelda's Mist

- You couldn't be farther from what I know, maybe it was in the way you move, stirring heat through the night's cold mist, it was so much more to me than a bright flash against the dark backdrop we l...

By: Elliotlacey31 | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 27 Mar 2015

You Said Until The End

- Hidden in the dark,unsure where to go. You said that you would love me forever, until the end. Now the end has come and you are gone, gone somewhere that I cannot find. You left me, le...

By: LovelyTiff | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 21 Mar 2015

My Morning

- The quiet of a morning so still and silent like cat paws, treading across the floors of my mind. It’s a beautiful day as the sun crest above the horizon. Coffee brewing it smells like heaven...

By: LovelyTiff | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 15 Mar 2015

The Story of Us

- Night so thick I cannot see what is right in front of me. You have given me chance upon chance to make it right, and yet I cannot. I cannot love you as you need to be loved, cannot give you my...

By: LovelyTiff | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 09 Mar 2015

A Letter To Madeline

- Like marks wiped from a chalkboard, particles spiraling apart, braiding back together unnaturally, I once had command over them, autonomy unquestioned for years. You were possessions, all with ...

By: Elliotlacey31 | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 08 Mar 2015

Aurora

- You've already unmade one world to tether yours to another, all of the numbers and names, a river's cold cleansing hush to me of details far too dangerous to hold. A lens cracking from the strain o...

By: Elliotlacey31 | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 05 Mar 2015

Which Is Better

- Putting your inner temptations, and beliefs, and musings out there. In an artistic manner. Is that the purest of pleasures. Or is it being acknowledged, and even praised for your efforts. Is t...

By: Survivor | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 05 Mar 2015

The Feast of Saint Valentine

- Vast distances awash in silvered dust, Across the sandy dunes the horses trot. Late coming now but soon to tarry here,  Ere nighttime falls his band of men encamp.  None dare to speak to him of memori...

By: Survivor | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 03 Mar 2015

The Venetian Map

- You'll sail through my blood, the first time I've ever ever been so entirely consumed, an exotic element to you as you pulled me away from monsters As if the telling of those tales spilled war'...

By: Elliotlacey31 | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 26 Feb 2015

Impressive

- Impressive. I am trying to be impressive. I want you to be impressed. Please, understand. I need you to think highly of me. I need it so much, because you are perfection. And I want to impress the pe...

By: Survivor | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.8| Added: 07 Feb 2015

Rattling Windows In Winter

- Windows tend to rattle  When the frigid winds of winter arrive. Sycamores waving limbs While seasonal change is stirring the air. Glistening whiteness drifts As fallen snow spreads over the rooft...

By: Survivor | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 01 Feb 2015

It Snowed and Love Grew

- The snow fell and drifted covering everything Layers of a glistening milky white delight Watching nature's winter wonderland of snow Sitting quietly in awe of its unimaginable beauty With you by my ...

By: rolandlytle | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 02 Feb 2015

Will You Gambol

- Will you gambol along with me? Frolic with glee galore. Playfully romp across the fields of freedom. Frisk about with no thought of embarrassment, No blushes of shame, Cavorting with your lover, Liber...

By: Survivor | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 27 Jan 2015

Bracing

- You've always known how to bend me with a note and breaks me with a song,  and in between, my love,  I know where I belong. Standing in the road to brace for a storm,  when I think I can't be your g...

By: Elliotlacey31 | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 22 Jan 2015

Still

- I want to still the blinking fragments,  ones that time will want to break apart,  like ashes and snow swirling through the faint  cold sigh of every January wind. I could keep you so close to me,  ...

By: Elliotlacey31 | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 21 Jan 2015

Cradling Stars

- When our sleeping bodies contour entirely, nestled in the other's surrendered essence, whether our dreams join like interlacing fingers, or are eras and universes apart, I still want you To breathe i...

By: Elliotlacey31 | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 12 Jan 2015

In The Dark

- A knock on the door, as soft and hesitant as your first touch winters ago, when I was falling apart, when my secrets could keep me safe from what comes after we turn the lights off. It would be wron...

By: Elliotlacey31 | Category: Poetry | Score: 0| Added: 11 Jan 2015

Hints And Flashes

- Time moves and unfolds behind your eyes, I see myself when those fragile colored orbs begin to blossom and constrict before you pull away from me. If I am to be nothing more than a bright flash acro...

By: Elliotlacey31 | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 10 Jan 2015

To Finally Rejoice

- In quiet contemplation Finding the wisdom to finally rejoice, Oh my soul. Admitting the waste, Reviving the love that never left, Responding with celebration When hearing of the happiness Shared. ...

By: Survivor | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 09 Jan 2015

Just So You Know

- Just so you know I still love you. Just so you know. Waiting for it to come, the day of final joy, evermore, but the pain is not washed away, waiting, in the rain, just so you know. But you don'...

By: Survivor | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 03 Jan 2015

Jasmine Scented Bosom

- My trousers rolled up to my calves, the foamy surf is surging out. Ice plants are blooming, covering the  sandy beach above the tide line. Salty water is cold, but the golden orb light warms my fac...

By: Survivor | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 29 Dec 2014

Lock And Key

- There's never been a start or conclusion, only a lock waiting for a key, whether buried beneath earth as hard as frozen clay, or as unknown shapes spiraling just out of reach. You are already as fam...

By: Elliotlacey31 | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 27 Dec 2014

Prisms

- If the moment arrives where our hands unclasp,  I would rather see you leave without a word,  to never once glance back at the embers  covering me as you exit. I would memorize everything, dissect e...

By: Elliotlacey31 | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 20 Dec 2014

Delicate Movements

- I'll hear you calling out to me no matter where I am, the voice that can pass through walls, flicker among the candle's glowing wick before spreading deep below to crack through winter's ice. Ma...

By: Elliotlacey31 | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 19 Dec 2014

Pandora's Heart

- she was tired of getting her heart shattered so she filled it with hate, and the next time it was broken the poison spilled out and the villain did not survive her wrath

By: palela | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 15 Dec 2014

Sentinels

- We're more than just a simple collection  of skin and synapses reacting to one another,  more than the blackness sweeping over  after a star's collapse. After a constellation enfolds,  you are the b...

By: Elliotlacey31 | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 14 Dec 2014

Navigating Layers

- You can be inked on my skin,  marked on my heart, tattoos and unseen etchings with our names, all our words said in the other's ear Like a secret that knew precisely where to tear open the other,  w...

By: Elliotlacey31 | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 12 Dec 2014

Gulfs

- I'll always wonder if you can feel me through the air, through the floating whispers in winter's coldest night winds when I graze the soft skin of your cheek as you sleep, the smile curving lips as yo...

By: Elliotlacey31 | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 09 Dec 2014

To Breathe In

- You get close enough for me to breathe in,  the unique glow from every constellation you made in my eyes with just a touch, the meeting of our fingertips could be enough To make these dangerous ener...

By: Elliotlacey31 | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 08 Dec 2014

Autumn

- Take these aching muscles, the cold filling my bones, the stillness flooding every night I lay alone and chart the burning constellations above. My frame turns to crackling sheets of ice without you...

By: Elliotlacey31 | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 02 Dec 2014

November

- I want to be the last note lingering as the song fades out, becoming a final chord to follow you into your dreams, painting the walls your fingertips curiously trace along before stepping out of the ...

By: Elliotlacey31 | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 01 Dec 2014