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10/21/2017 7:00:34 PM
Topic:
Emotions

Samara Khasru
Posts: 2
Stupid and Worthless,
Sadness and Anger welling
up inside me,
unable to think
and form thoughts.
Keep on crying,
crying for your heart,
crying for the person
you once knew.
“Who Am I?”
“Do I Belong?”
“What Do I Want?”
These are questions
of the Mind,
full of curiosity and wonder,
and Heart,
full of Sadness, Anger, and Fear.
I ask myself,
“Am I Doing Anything Right?”
10/21/2017 5:34:55 PM
Topic:
Introduce myself

Samara Khasru
Posts: 2
Hello, I'm new here and I submitted my first poem today. I am new at writing poetry. It's actually my first time writing poetry that isn't for school. I would like it if you guys read my poem and gave me some tips. I do like writing and I want to get better at it.
10/20/2017 11:48:45 PM
Topic:
Daydream

key Keller
Posts: 21
Mysterious mischief
Had me stranded up stream
My mind had slowly drifted
and faded into dream
Shades of purple circles
led like stairs up to the sun
Spools of distant memory
became unraveled and undone
The daylight star
shined it's warmth upon my face
Remembering my love's past
our last loving embrace
I know it is just dream
but oh how much it still means
to me
edited by Mousey T. on 10/21/2017
10/20/2017 11:00:37 AM
Topic:
Untitled Love Poem No.1 critique

Alex Gurtis
Posts: 1
At Twilight, I sit on the park bench watching phantoms materialize,
hands interlocked with clandestine lovers
vanish, cloaked in the purple sky and the brush.
The park is alive with the music of intimacy.

Those in love with love, in love with world peace,
the tranquility of passion reciprocated.

Static electric lips in the dark trace
their movements within the free-flowing form of Cicada Symphony No. 8,

Actions that mirror the crescendo of the Coquis choir.
Actions that reach a fevered pitch as I see you beneath the summer trees.
Actions that achieve a fevered pitch as my lips melt into yours and

the Stygian stars around us twinkle eternal truths and dance,
leaving the park nuanced in lightless romance.

I am in love with love, in love with lovers loving, in love with world peace,
the tranquility of passion reciprocated by you.

You.

At Twilight, I sit on the park bench searching for you
as the apparitions of my past seep back into their graves leaving me a free man,
and in each other, we find our
nouveau départ.

For we are in love with love, in love with lovers loving, in love with world peace, the tranquility of our passion reciprocated by
one another.
10/20/2017 12:18:24 AM
Topic:
A New Poet

Ernest Robles
Posts: 6
Hello Everyone. I am not a new poet. I first started writing prose almost before I could write. So much strangeness in between chidhood and adulthood (I say, "Adults are Dead Children). Any-hoo.
I have been a rather small long-time member. My every moment consumed by writing -- asking forgiveness to you here in this Century.
10/19/2017 4:47:41 PM
Topic:
High Critique

Lanaia Lee
Posts: 1
stay true to yourself write what is in your heart that way you will put passion into your work
10/19/2017 2:27:52 PM
Topic:
Language of the Sea

Carlise Hill
Posts: 1
There is a great longing when I look to the sea,
Like I've missed out on my calling and my true destiny.
In the crashing of the waves, I can hear a great sadness,
Leaving me to contemplate a life that ends in madness.
The language of the deep whispers to my virgin ear,
Yet there are no words in the conversation I can hear.
The salt spray that is lifted upon a foreign breeze,
Reaches out to greet my face and lightly kiss my cheeks.
I long to surrender, to leave this earthly plane.
To leave behind the markings of my guilt and this shame.
And as if in answer to this most desperate plea,
A migty wave rolls in at once to sweep me off my feet.
The waters are much colder than any icy, winters chill,
And so much darker than any endless night could fulfill.
I fear not the end though, as my body begs release,
I am one with my ocean and I am finally at peace.
10/19/2017 8:33:43 AM
Topic:
Beauty Inside and Out

key Keller
Posts: 21
Any critique, good or bad, is much appreciated. Thanks.
10/19/2017 8:32:44 AM
Topic:
Beauty Inside and Out

key Keller
Posts: 21
There is such beauty
Inside you and out
beauty that floats
and flutters about
Like a butterfly dance
Lands on your nose
Like the soft velvet touch
of a kiss on a rose
I see your beauty
the grace in your charms
the way space around you
evolves and transforms
I am but an admirer
warming myself near your flame
your light like the sun
your absence, the rain
Come charm me, my love
Come charm me again
For each time in your presence
I am never the same
10/19/2017 6:40:20 AM
Topic:
Writing essays for will work?

Marsha Kaplan
Posts: 1
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10/19/2017 6:25:01 AM
Topic:
Harvest

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Posts: 1
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10/18/2017 10:30:53 PM
Topic:
Introduce myself

Ese agbatutu
Posts: 2
ditto.Want to read Death's love.
10/18/2017 10:25:42 PM
Topic:
Death's love is yours to critique

Ese agbatutu
Posts: 2
Death’s love has eyes

by: Ese




If I were to die I would want to see an angel beforehand.

Death’s love is nothing spectacular

Just someone to hold my hand

An angel of beauty and galore

That all the animals adore

If I were to die I would want to see an angel

Beforehand.




Death’s love is Something spectacular

Just someone to move my hand

An angel of malevolence and galore

That all the rodents hated before

If I were to die, why would I want to see an angel beforehand?




Death’s love is someone to tease me

Someone to love me

Death’s love is all confusing

Close the door.

Slam and shut.

If I were to die, I still would want to see an angel

Beforehand.




Beauty, mutiny

Does not matter

As I sat near the platter

So many choices

So many voices

If I were to die I would want to see an angel

Beforehand




Banning deaths love

Might be the way I can understand

So you can see the eyes of what you have not seen

You never saw it

But you know it's as bright as the light behind my eyes.

As I’m about to die.

Death’s love they call it

Is something that never flies.

It only falls

Up to the sky: logic:
edited by ese on 10/18/2017
10/18/2017 5:45:32 PM
Topic:
Need a poem about battle.

Bob Atkinson
Posts: 220
1. A re-write of the charge of the light brigade, The Meaning of War:
http://arizona-poet-laureate.blogspot.com/2013/11/the-charge-of-light-brigade-by-alfred.html

2. The Battle of Borodino:
http://www.bobatkinson-poet.com/2012/01/battle-of-borodino-by-bob-atkinson.html

3. Enniskillen:
http://www.bobatkinson-poet.com/2013/02/enniskillen-by-bob-atkinson.html

4. Second of May:
http://www.bobatkinson-poet.com/2011/12/second-of-may-by-bob-atkinson.html

5. Reddington Pass:
http://www.bobatkinson-poet.com/2009/12/reddington-pass.html

6. Canoa Creek Raid:
http://www.bobatkinson-poet.com/2011/02/canoa-creek-raid.html

7. The Soldier's Statement:
http://www.bobatkinson-poet.com/2013/10/the-soldiers-statement-by-bob-atkinson.html

8. Lost Purpose:
http://www.bobatkinson-poet.com/2013/10/the-lost-legion-by-rudyard-kiplinglost.html

*****
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10/18/2017 7:24:20 AM
Topic:
Need a poem about battle.

Jack Hobson
Posts: 1
I'm writing a short film and need a poem about battle, it will be featured as a V.O throughout and it will be revealed the protagonist is about to step out onto a rugby field for his first game. I'm trying to compare playing rugby to battle and prepping for both being similar in terms of nerves etc.



An example of what I'm looking for is 'Into The Fray' from the film The Grey.




Thank you if you can help me!
10/18/2017 4:56:47 AM
Topic:
Harolf the Ungodly

robertborn
Posts: 1
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10/18/2017 12:27:57 AM
Topic:
Introduce myself

Terri Cannan
Posts: 1
I enjoy writing and connecting with others who share interest in writing. I believe this site will be helpful and fun. Also I would like to learn more and grow as a writer
10/17/2017 12:08:17 PM
Topic:
Featured

Aaron Wheeler
Posts: 1
Hello everyone. I'm recently new to the site and I'm still trying to find my way around. Can anyone tell me what it means when it says one of my poems is featured and it gives me a date? Does this mean that I entered a contest with that particular poem on that date? Thank you.
10/17/2017 11:31:52 AM
Topic:
Introduce myself

Jaycee Graffius
Posts: 1
I love to write but I don't have access to people who can read through my work and give me feedback so I figured that this site would be helpful in improving my writing.
10/17/2017 7:27:39 AM
Topic:
Enclosed rhyme

chelseakennedy263
Posts: 1
The Glass Frogs

you can't see us
dislike those brilliant frogs
blazing their excellence
since we're not here
imagine we're not here
you can't eat us
we'd possess a flavor like clear air
we're straightforward
undetectable

until the point that night when stars go through us
moonlight streams into us
we begin to sing
we have to sing
we want to sing
sing
sing
sing

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edited by chelseakennedy263 on 10/17/2017





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