Posts tagged ‘struggle’

August 8, 2017

Invincible

by Nick Anthony

When I was young, you were invincible.
You were like Superman, but better
Because I had never seen evidence
Of a Kryptonite that might harm you.

You seemed to effortlessly
hold back the dangerous flood,
And fearlessly protected me
From ever encroaching reality.

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July 16, 2017

SPECIFIC REQUEST

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

In disbelief,
He described
her exact words to me
they were:

unambiguous
definitive
descriptive
emotional
heated
final
and
specific

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June 25, 2017

Lines

by A. Marie

Pieces of me didn’t break. Socks I didn’t roll, shirts
I didn’t fold. Hardly limbed, I carried
each cup of malice in my clenched teeth, and scoured lands
on ten quadrillion purring wheels, a wave of
stampeding machinery, throwing up trees.

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June 18, 2017

Slow(er)

by A. Marie

As we walk our backs are low, our hearts pointing into our guts,
roll and hardened into seashells, gripped inside, the soft parts threatening
to spill onto the carpet.

We are not being defeated by malice – just absent-minded greed.
The foundation is removed brick by brick beneath our reddened soles.

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June 14, 2017

HER “FINAL SOLUTION” FOR US

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

 

Separation

Deprivation

No Calling

No Contact

No Caring

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June 7, 2017

Last Gate

by A. Marie

I know that I forgot to love you.
I know that I forgot to sew back on the sleeve.
I know that the arm that is now bare, and bears the marks,
forgot to extend, grasp, and lift he.

I am aware that I was born.
I am aware I am less than what was allotted to me.
I am aware that I caused great harm,
that I never granted explanation to she.

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March 10, 2017

The Flame is Alive

by scatterednotebooks
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by Belen L.Méndez

The flame is alive
but it’s fighting
trying to burn on

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December 12, 2016

Asthma

by Jem Croucher

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The pressure of the tightness
like a vice around my chest
This cruel incumbent halting
any chance to get some rest
Insomnia resulted
as breath comes short and fast
the hours passing slowly
’til the morning comes at last

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October 18, 2016

In Need of Maintenance

by Nick Anthony

For months I stood there
Teetering upon the precipice;
It being clear what I should do
Yet all I would or could choose
Was to merely waste away in fear.

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August 28, 2016

The Struggle: Haiku.

by Nick Anthony

Upside down egg pits
Swallow wasted ambitions,
Flushing them long gone.

August 26, 2016

A Hard Wednesday

by A. Marie

I twist under the streetlight, tell the tales of dead bodies rising.
I kill under the streetlight, speak the tales that crush us.

Dying for endings, daring devils, trading
our cigarettes, our coats, our sex for a bite of real love.

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August 26, 2016

Chronic Misunderstandings

by A. Marie

Sushi misunderstandings,
Damnable doors that only swing one way,
Cold slabs of meat that hang in windows,
Cars and cars and cars and cars and
Cars that crash beneath my balcony, voices spark,
Howl and groan and cry to their dead parents,
Dead lovers, dead selves,

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July 12, 2016

There is Always More that can be Done

by A. Marie

Faint fountain before the lantern light,
Fairest fauna bending in,
Fragile creature
Dying slow,

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June 16, 2016

Growing Pains

by A. Marie

Pretty red dot devours the tip of the knife with
Pretty bad cut and pretty tall shout and a pretty
Fast race to the kitchen sink where I take a bath
In pretty cold water with pretty bad sting and

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February 18, 2016

Forty Feet Above the Sea

by russtowne

I stare from a small wall

Forty feet above the sea

It stands as a lonely sentinel

Protecting the unsuspecting

From an ugly plunge to a beautiful

Rugged boulder-strewn beach.

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November 15, 2015

Need I Fear

by Venkat

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Need I fear your words
hot as coals
Need I fear your eyes
sharp as arrows
Need I fear your silence
dark as caves
Need I fear your reasoning
heavy as rocks

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January 4, 2015

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by dokurtybitz

Faced
With the cold inhumanity
Of the lives we lead
How can one
Avoid fading into the
Gray mush
Like a zombie

May 30, 2014

Between Mountain and Sea

by Venkat

As we grow in age
From birth to the end
Through life’s cage
A truth we cannot bend

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April 12, 2014

I’ll Be Going Now

by Heather's Starting End

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If I retreat from this world for a little while
Would you miss my face,
My attempted smile?

I’m not sure where to go,
Not sure where I’ll hide
Like the evening sunshine
entwined in dusks stride

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April 9, 2014

Resistance

by Venkat

Resistance
Word well said
In books of wisdom
Reason for a bird’s flight
To propel high above
So by a power
Rise within

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April 8, 2014

Again

by Heather's Starting End

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I came down hard on you
Again
Came down really hard
Disappointment in my head
Again
Neglect swam in my heart

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March 14, 2014

Hope

by Venkat

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Life with no direction
By all dreams, undone
Clogged in every notion
Nowhere to move or run

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February 23, 2014

One Relationship

by Venkat

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One relationship
A life’s marvel
Seed of all relationships
To have firm feet

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August 4, 2013

Loop Poetry: Her Voice

by Venkat

Her feelings caught

Caught in a human cage

Cage of words in her thought

Thought she tries to let go with rage

Hard as she tries

Tries to express

Express the tears she cries

Cries, neglected in wilderness

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July 20, 2013

Lost in the City !!

by Darshan Gajara

Seems like everything’s lost, I’m full of pain..
Struggled so hard, but what did I gain.

I entered the city of dreams, with a complex dream..
And I thought it would be easy as licking a cream.

I was a man of action,
Now transformed to man of words..
Even now I wish to accompany free fying birds.

The city has one simple rule,
There’s no room for fool.

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May 23, 2013

Poetry Challenge: Self Portrait

by Venkat

Born on this earth

The third child

In the seventies

Years of wonder

Away from sports

An emotional mess

In the eighties

Years of introversion

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January 9, 2013

The Race

by russtowne

Mutter under my breath
As I fumble in the dark
Forgot to leave the porch light on
Can’t get my key into the lock

It’ll be a close race
As I stagger through the door
For my face to hit the pillow
Before my face hits the floor.

–Russ Towne

December 14, 2012

Every Moment of Pain

by Venkat

A grimace from every wound

Piercing the nerve

Unusual self, least attuned

Without control, thoughts swerve

I have often found

Life’s conundrum inside

Losing my ground

With loneliness beside

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