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When Innocence Dies
(in honor of lives lost too soon) There is no reason, or rhyme, the next breath - hard to find, broken, grasping our chests, with hard questions like, why?
I Thought That Was Home
The house on a hill Was brown on the outside With white, and red stained trim. I thought that was home. My bedroom walls were wood paneled
Home (A place within one’s soul) Is Home in the arms of a loved one? Is home a place that you feel safe? Or Is “Home” the chaos you grew up in?
Autumn Night Silver light on the autumn trees Fills their leaves with ice While gentle breezes all round Blow their leaves to the sky
2/14/87 • buy flowers (daisies? she likes daisies) • buy new comb • buy chocolates (the good kind) • make Valentine’s Day card- homemade!
A Fool's Meal
Everyday...every damn day you ask me the same question. And every single cursed time I hand you the same answer on a silver platter. Why? Oh, Mother... you're always asking why. The missing piece to the puzzle is simple: because YOU secretly want it to ring true. And you have no idea how badly I want that answer to be real.
i know a wonder of a woman a perfect picture of duality though plentiful in physical grace i am seduced by her mentality
We belong to the earth
Feel your breath Wonder at your mind’s eye view Your inner canyons Your oceans and tide's Your inner landscapes and outer worlds
Themed story collections curated by the Vocal moderators.
Only the Classics
The roots from which poetry as we know it has flourished. Taking you back to the classical era, one stanza at a time.
Life as a Poet Knows It
Industry tips for new poets. Welcome to the Poets family.
America in Verse
One Nation, United by Poetry. Exploring the United States of America through word.
Most recently published stories in Poets.
In Quisqueya they know, they know of gold and heaven, that heaven has owned And they sail to her, in search of gold that they fervent know to them be bestowed,
Dear Mom, How have you’ve been? Hopefully swell. I’ve been thinking about you all morning, like the time we posed in front of a well!
The dark clouds rumbled as they rolled across the sky And the brightness of the lightning made me shudder The rain poured down so heavy that you couldn’t see three feet
I Only Wish Yourself Be Forgiven
Will you forgive me when I tell you forget me, I only wish yourself be forgiven, That you blame my health and old dying me,
Darkness My Friend
I’m not scared of the dark, we’d made friends in my youth Back when I’d be found riding my bike in the backyard, It found me climbing trees after the sun had gone down
Confusion is a difficult thing I never know where to begin Is it the thoughts I sometimes find Whirring around within my mind
I used to know a man who thought I was a precious gift If ever I was sad or low, my spirits he would lift I used to be his sidekick and I looked up to him so
Little steps are all it takes to get what you desire Little steps are all you need to get what you require Little steps taken every day to overcome
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