P aranoia permeates, etching itself into your fractured face,
A cacophony of constant pressure; life remains a stressful race,
N othing to hope for, no positives like promotion in the workplace,
I nability to love, relationships lift anchor and set sail without chase,
C hildren crushing dreams under mortgages; age grows with disgrace
Copyright © Dan Keir
Give those in this world peace, each with a few friends.
Ordain those that embrace differences within each other.
Deliver the world from the darkness of hate with love.
Isolation from you is darkness that leads to our death.
Spread the seeds of thankfulness, hope and dreams.
Let man remember the gifts, blessings and lessons in life.
Occupy their hearts with a promise of a life with increase.
Victory begins with the purging of envy and selfish ambitions.
Eternal life begins with trust and loving one another.
Edward J Ebbs - 08/31/2014
Copyright © Edward Ebbs
by: Eric L. Boddie
"A History Of..."
As it has come to be
Foundations of slavery define my destiny
Relentless jealousy continues our oppression
Only the Black American is subject to such obsession
African American, naw, I prefer black myself
Me being a native to America ever since my first breath
Every act of discrimination, every possible form of abuse
Reflections of the Word Of God being just one excuse
In actuality, only hate can bestow such cruelty upon a fellow man
Can you imagine your mother tortured with observation as your only stand
And that is the history that I and others like me must endure
No humanity exists in my ancestors being three fifths of a human and that's for sure
Something wicked has been revealed....after all, my people are continuously killed.....
written: August 16, 2015
contest: Tragedy in Black
sponsor: Bev Smith
Copyright © eric boddie
I can only see as far as the future lets me.
Hope is on the other side
And I can't reach that far
There is nothing there.
Everything I know is gone.
Maybe tomorrow I will smile.
Yesterday, it is gone forever
Some times I forget it happened.
Eventually nothing will matter
Lovers will forget me.
Feelings will be buried.
Trying is to hard to do
Other wise I would have done it
Depression, that is for fools
And I have succumb to it.
You're not the only one insecure.
I hate myself today, it gets too hard to breath.
I keep telling myself to go, but I don't want to leave
Copyright © Casarah Nance
Harbours quick repugnance and self explosive memories
Anger heats up the heart, burning any string of positive emotions, but
Torture is not escapable by the body covering such an oven
Rage in quantum amount produced by aggression even in atomic sizes
Eagle’s eye fixed on the negativity and mistakes of the victim
Dead compassion then decomposes to emit biogases of evil
Copyright © Funom Makama
How come I feel this way?
Anyone can make me frustrated easily.
Today I’ll probably punch someone.
Really, I will.
Everyone should be weary of me.
Don’t mess with me
Copyright © Christian Guild
Vile words of death came from your lips
Each thing said was aimed to kill
Not one act of love shown
Our life was a sham
Match made in hell
Or the grave,
Copyright © Alexis Y.
Love is pure beauty...at least, that's what I thought at first...don't spend your time unwisely, searching for temporary love that's sugar-coated and fake...love is an unbreakable vow
Oh! But, I wanna experience love at first sight (OH STOHP WHINING) - I need to have a faithful mate very badly, but I must remain self-controlled and patient, for the time will come!
Vibrant sun smiles down on me...sun rays warm my heart of affection and heartfelt emotions - hatred is an unwanted guest! An annoying pest! It envies our everlasting love, blossoming like a flower in spring
Enlivened by your innocence and pleasurable friendship - does she truly love me or is is just my impossible-to-achieve dream I dream...caught under your wicked spell! You're an enchanting oath that I don't..loathe
Copyright © J. W. Earnings
H ate is a nasty word
A lmost often used to hurt
T ry forgiveness being
E vil Evolves Emptiness
Copyright © faleshia murphy
Hugs from a soul brings forth true hope.
One laugh starts a rush of joy.
Now we can start to heal.
Each has their own part.
Start with one step.
Trust is great.
Edward J Ebbs - October 10, 2015
Copyright © Edward Ebbs
Hell seemed to encompass me
As this emotion manifested within
Time, though, has distinguished the fire
Enriching my soul again
Copyright © Laura Breidenthal
I was dead the day I was born
She looked straight into my eyes; as she sat right across me
I could see fear right through her, as she mumbled with the thought of my vicious actions
Trying so hard to understand how did I become such an animal overnight
An “A” student abdicating life due to life sorrow daily incidence
I burst out loud behaving like this is a big buffoon and replied
”I was dead the day I was born”
Its amazing how one angel can transmute into Lucifer
So horrifying like witnessing a saint transforming into a zombie
How a GURU can incline to prostitute tendencies with no remorse
As she fell on her knees with tears hopelessly growling kissing the floor
I could smell blood coming out from her wounded heart as she said silently
“Forgive them lord for they don’t know what they doing”
I giggled out loud with anger written all over my scar, scary face
As I perpetrate the idea that what kind of a loving parent that abandon the world for so long
The parent that left even unborn babies striving to survive life termination
The war survivors thrown on the streets self-catering on the dustbins
“I guess heaven have its people and I’m definitely not one of them”
For I WAS DEAD THE DAY I WAS BORN
Compiled by: Sphelele Brian Aubrey Ngubo (P.F)
Copyright © Sphelele Ngubo
How I had hate for you, for a longest time in my life,
All I ever thought I was, was the slave in your eyes,
T eaching me the lessons of life, with wrought hands,
Every time you beat me, you beat me like a man.
Pain was an illusion, I soon learned to over come,
Another beating over, well another soon will come.
In your eyes I was a really bad child, where you had to punish me,
Nothing ever stopped you, not even my screams.
How you have hurt me, scars I carry inside,
Understanding why for me, was a never ending fight,
Reliving all those memories, brings me much shame,
Toughen up you reckon, you must be insane.
Fearing you triggered my anxiety early on in my life,
Each day I'd come home from school, and all I wanted to do was hide,
Always alert, always on guard, always looking for signs,
Readying the will to take it again, just like every other time
Very vein you where of how I was raised, you often talked to friends,
Even beatings in front of them, putting me on display entertaining them,
In your mind you were justified, and I had to pay,
Never a care for me in mind, it's my fault you were that way.
Relentlessly and repeatedly, I suffered from your rage,
All the time just screaming at me, because some how I misbehaved,
Getting it out of you system once, was never enough,
Enraged by the loss of yourself control, always re-sparked you off.
Love was the reason you told me, you did it cause you cared,
Over the years you ingrained this in me, So one day I could share,
Very proud of this love you were, I never went out,
Every time you thought I needed more, It was time for another bout.
Thirty four years of hate and anger it took me,
before I could understand what real love was.
Copyright © Murray Mahauariki
A Friendly Hug
Friendly hug to an enemy
Rips bloated egos of hate
It needs bold courage but
Eases heart and soul
Nulls the wall of
October 10, 2015
Copyright © Balveen Cheema
Copyright © tyler lara
Can’t stand not been close to you
Don’t go please
Ever did I think you would fall for me
Fight after fight
Going thru this is not fun
Hello are you their
I think you’re over me
Just forget about me and you
Kind I was to you but you just treats me like garbage
Love me hate me I don’t care
More and more love is all you ask for
Never am I going back to you
On poetrysoup I met her
Perfect for me while you get with a…………
Queer now your hating
Really do you think I care about what you think of me
Sure pall keep thinking what you want
Told you that I hate it when you play around
Unbelievable your day has come
Verbally I won’t talk to you
Whatever I really don’t care what you say
X treamly in love I was but
You ruined it
Zebra looking ass, between you and me nothing no more
Copyright © josh torres
H eart clouded and grim entwined with a mind clothe in darkness
A ffirming true evil conceived deep within its chambers
T winning with ego, it spreads, devouring like a wild fire
E very good thought, and like cancer, then turns on its host
~ Entry for Paula Swanson's "A Single Word" Contest
Copyright © Annalise a.k.a. Audrey Haick
Written By: Unique Poetry 2015
Written By: Unique Poetry 2015
Copyright © Michelle Born
Every time you walk by I watch you so deeply but you never notice me.I know
think of me as just a friend but time you not with me I feel alone.
Now that your here with me im alright I hate to be with out someone I care about.
It's hard for me to try make you understand me.I have stars in my eyes every time
you walk by im happy.You could care less its like im invisable.my love for you is
so unstopable.I tryed so hard to hate you but I can't.my eyes light up every time I
see you I am never alone when your near.
Copyright © ashton anderson
PAINS DEEP DOWN RAISE SLIGHT FROWNS, TO DROWN—
OUT LOVE— IN PLACE, CRIES MORE HATE…
ILLS OF HATE, LENDS ONE FATE—
NO LOVE, MUCH TOO LATE…
TO REACH THIS STATE—
ENDS WE MEND…
October 7, 2015
Copyright © Dbate Arkaik
Run back to the time of school
Undoing past 9 years would be so cool
I thought I would never regret
Anything I do will be so great
Unfortunately today I say
I hate every bit of yesterday
Friends I made, Guys I met
All for a cause today I get
Being withdrawn and back stabbed
Everything I forgot and yet get blabbed
Relationship that was once
Such a great blundered non sense!
Extra friends then that came along
Hate every bit of their presence so strong
Thoughts that disgust
Feelings that out burst
Today will be the last
For I hate every bit of my past!
Copyright © Anusha Rhoda