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Nicko

2021-07-27 09:52 am
Everything around 
is spinning
My head
can't focus.
My body is tired
and my mind is crying.

But I am still smiling 
because I know 
time will change
and the silence in my heart 
keeping focus
for a better day.

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Gord

2021-07-23 02:10 am
Trees of lime,
Dreams of life,
Hearts pleading:
Fields of rice,
Ears of a beast,
Bright green, to the eyes.

What is fleeting?
What is right?
What the audience likes,
What God would decide,
Like what is meat, What is me,
But I need to survive.

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Gord

2021-07-20 04:34 am
Oh, to forget,
Castle, all, 
buttered pears.
But what of man?
Was he even there?
Even one percent,
I wish I could share.

All art forms a certain length,
All on loan, and suddenly end,
A dozen eggs, A dozen days, 
No son, No in love again,
Arms too short to hug oneself.

I feel as if I double dealt,
You tell me what face I have,
Where I belong,
That you've already won;
Wet seasons among, many drugs,
I regret: I've already punched.
Call me a spade, 
But I do what I want,
And I won.

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Gord

2021-07-13 01:33 am
Speaking kin and fawns,
King et al;
Kings that become pawns,
Lose their powers,
Were they a King at all?

Kicking the twigs, rocks,
Speaking ill or not,
Letters and flowers,
Red like the Pinot Noir.

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mtspoet

2021-07-11 10:52 am
The time has come to pass.
The hours sound the chime.
How do you write such pleasing words
that our time has come to rhyme?

The smiles that show your heart.
The eyes that calm the sea.
How do you find the time to love
all of the things that rhyme with me?

And just like me your bird is free
to spread your wings and learn to fly.
What is the cause that makes you flee
each time that life comes passing by?

We are just a plan that life is making.
The first romance that’s ours to share.
The time has come to rhyme what matters,
within the heart that bleeds despair.

Come to me now and follow my dreams
that uncover the pieces born of the past.
The time has come near to make a new change,
and untether the slave you have held in your grasp.

With each moment I write I am thinking of you.
And every word that I rhyme you are near.
It is my hope to rekindle a time we once knew,
before the heart of true love disappears.

Michael 7/10/2021




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Gord

2021-07-02 12:41 pm
Stay? but why here,
Even statements to fear,
So take my leave.

Same ideals,
Replaced by grief,
Pale, like me
Frail, like me,
Failing, like me,
A hasty viking,
Eyes stained like tea.

What becomes of me,
Broadcast of the screen,
Shopping once a week?
A simple machine:
Dirty,
Dirt in its seams,
Dirt in its dreams,
First on the beach,
Understanding the piece.

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Gord

2021-07-01 03:45 am
Should one be horrified of nothing?
Hook, shore, line, cheeks blushing,
Sorry I lack a lively career,
Goodbye, deary;
My life is lovely.

They say no rush,
Speak nothing of time and boxes;
Wishing they were ski jumping,
Even if it begets evil things.

One hundred years fishing.
Whether or not I am punished,
God, brother, life, iron will,
I watched the flowers flourish.
Like drumsticks desire a skin,
Find, then are tossed aside:
Tomorrow is unprovided,
Yet I will.

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Ifediata Kossy

2021-06-20 05:34 am
Bullet for bunting.

What's in the word,
That the mouth fit not say.
I wield my ink, bleeding words like fire.
Fighting to shave off the frailty you plunged on me.

You used to be unique, very ineffable.
Never knew I was being deluded by wishful thinking.
I fought your fight, abate your fears.
Rather than return a thousand thanks, you fired me with a cacophony of bullets.

You inhaled the oxygen of my love,
While I search in perusal for answers.
Your words, monotonous, left me in a muddled state. 
Like a bullet for bunting, I never saw it coming.

© Ifediata Kosisochukwu

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lynn

2021-06-18 04:38 am
my god i’m so lonely
so i set my small salt lamp
on the edge of the window
on the tiny wooden ledge

i turn the dial clockwise
and the light burns in my
eyes
sending a message to the dog across the street

the only one who might be able to understand my mess of  signals, signs indistinguishable from the clothes heaped on my floor

nobody, nobody nobody nobody 
nobody, oh, nobody nobody

somebody, anybody, nobody, again. 

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Gord

2021-06-17 04:59 pm
Fresh lemon,
Rush of adrenaline,
Lime.
Time for nachos,
No black olives on mine.
Salt, Salsa,
Sour cream on the side,
Cheese in abundance,
Swine.

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Iron Bay

2021-06-06 12:38 pm
Bring me your all
Paint me a picture of your dreams
Nourish me with a meal made to awaken my tongue from a tasteless slumber
Play me a song so pure and accurate
Sway with me in your arms
Your touch synchronizes my heart with the rhythm of nature

Bring me your all
Read me stories that once showed you the way
Light my path and enlighten my mind
Rearrange my understanding of importance 
Scold my naivete
The power of your emotions ignite my sense of wonder

Bring me your all
Show me your pain with the intensity of your voice
Present me with conflict 
Show me your anger, Show me your disappointment 
Give me your broken heart
Strike me with fists of passion. Angry passion. 
I will not cower behind my masculinity. 
I welcome your release.
Your pain will become ours and together we will Stand. 

Bring me your all
Show me your scars where you learned to bleed.
Rather, where you learned your resilience.
Rise up and fight for whats right
Teach me my voice makes a sound.
BRING ME YOUR ALL

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Gord

2021-05-30 08:50 pm
Be selective,
He professes,
In a legal setting,
Weak, pathetic,
The rich and famous,
Who knows these things?

Like beetles wrestling, 
Where is a decent ending,
By either spelling,
Life only glass compelling.

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Lexi Holcomb

2021-05-24 03:51 am
It is far better to dry the ocean
and be at the bottom of the sandy sea
than it is to rage against the tides

hopeless, yet aimless, waiting for solace
you fight, you splash, you scream
only to be treading water for hours

while you could have gotten a towel
and then started drying the waters
taking a while. But as the level lowers,

and as you realize you're drowning either way,
it was far better to aim for the sand
that it would have been to rage against the tide

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Gord

2021-05-20 07:02 am
Of doubt, other mouths,
A beautiful house,
External grounds,
A pattern of sounds.
Steps: Drum sets, 
Words abound their flesh,
Head in the clouds.

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Kyle Schlosser

2021-05-15 07:54 am
Lady Luck please don't let me down,
I got three more months till I leave this desert town
Here I sit up on my post keepin the wolves at bay
They may think their top dog here, but now they are my prey.
Lady Luck please don't let me down,
You've got me this far, two months till I leave this ol shantytown 
Here I walk on the prowl for snakes down before me.
With each step I take I clear the ground behind me.
Lady Luck please don't let me down,
Just one more month til I see my ol home town.
Here now I fly high so I can look for danger up ahead.
My badge of courage now soaked red,
Lady Luck why'd you let me down,
Now I lay six feet underground.

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Melissa Davilio

2021-05-14 05:40 pm
a tom cat
in the shadows
elongated claws
outstretched to
capture the silence

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Melissa Davilio

2021-05-14 05:36 pm
sun
rising
in the sky
breathing to life
the stark silhouette of the horizon

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Melissa Davilio

2021-05-14 05:29 pm
The creaking of the pines
elicits icy shivers,
like steel fingers
raked upon a naked spine,
pine needles quivering
like jagged splinters
jabbed into desperate
thirsty veins

Slivers of pain,
slices of sorrow,
glimpsed through the gaping cracks
between the bark,
as stark winds whisper
then wail
weaving twisted tales
of ennui and despair

Oh, the horrors they have seen
while the sun giggles and gleams
from her corner of the forest
peering from her perch
amid the heavens,
her cackles seep into the earth
to settle
among the dirt and the decay

As the emerald canopy
leads the lost souls astray
through the labyrinth
of decomposing leaves,
corpses cast off from the trees,
disrobing before the fastidious eyes
of their maker,
undertakers laying out their palls
for the weak and broken to bear

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