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Repetition of a word or sentence happens a lot in musical lyrics. For example in the Black Eyed Peas - Let's Get It Started song where they repeat:  "and the base keeps runnin' runnin', keeps runnin' runnin', and keeps runnin' runnin''"...
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To my fifth-grade Language Arts Teacher,   I wanted to say thank you. Thank you for everything you have given me! Thank you for how you treated me!  
I crave those moments When my deepest senses — of every corner, and of every edge of my entire being — are touched and awakened.   I crave those moments When my deepest senses
Sometimes we take a breath, Breathe in the clean, crisp air of possibilities, Sometimes we breathe in deep, Lungs full of water, six feet deep.
Am I not human, For having the courage, To stand up, And embrace who I am?   I am no different from you, We eat the same food, Breath the same air, Is it just because I wear a binder,
Dear Attention Deficit Disorder, I would appreciate you more if you were further away, If you were something to march for, Not something to fight, It's not fun to live this way, I want out.  
Dear Fellow Peers, Criticism is a hot knife to my heart And a chokehold on my soul. I wish I were overreacting. I wish I were "dramatic" Or that I just "wanted attention".
a l i v e                    the anticipation sitting on the stage bow in hand but trying to escape
I thought that if I gave you your stuff back, then your ghost would leave me. And I thought that if I flirted with other guys, I'd forget the words you told me before. But the truth is, everything I do makes my heart ache more.
  Color us blind to race Paint our world multi-love, Stroke your hearts beating time; Defeating waste of compassion.   Paint our world multi-love,
  Meaningful conversations of elations aim amores light, embracing echoing stamina relegating through a tumultuous third year,
Dear Lost but Not Forgotten, My ears cease to listen to your voice There is no sound of your talking because there is no you left to speak My eyes cease to look at your bodily figure
Look at the world, You sinner, Look at the world. What do you see, You sinner, What do you see?   I see a family mourning
Dear Giver of Life, You brought me into this world and you let it have its fill with me  you were a rolling stone and I a growing child looking for you you left me out here alone and cold people were asking questions
It's all  so much So  much to do so many  expectations so many priorities So many people  demanding demanding  demanding
To My Mother: You have hurt me, You have raised me, You have loved me, You have frustrated me, You have taught me, My beloved mother, My caring mother, You love and you love,
I wake up in the morningAnd alreadyI don’t know where my day has gone.I run to the bathroom,Slap some makeup on.
I am strong yet vulnerable. I was a wrestler, bumps and bruises littered my body. That was not why I cried. I was a dancer, I suffered strains and sprains, aches and pains.
16 years now we are 16, we made it. juinor in high school. at 13, we did not want to be here, it was not what you thought life was, but, you stayed, thank you, past megan,
November 16, 2017 
Dear Grandma,  i took the wrong turn into the ER. “go to the red lot.” they said “that's where they die.” i thought no that's not where they die -
In the past, I have been hurt, lied to, cheated on, beaten, and bruised by men who have dated me in the past, As you may know, I do not come with an presage, Most people don't, so I made one for our future relationship,
Life is the friend you never want to leave behind. Life is also the friend who you have a hate love relationship with. It is a thrill and some of the hardest things you will experince 
Breathe in Breathe out  He can’t get in, no need to doubt You have control your brain shouts Breathe in  Breathe loud  He’s not here to say your not allowed  Listen to your gut, breathe proud 
“So why are you with him? You could do so much better.”Nods of agreement are shared around the table mused with their own opinions. “He just doesn’t seem like your type from what I’ve seen.”Type?
Because I love you…   You don’t love yourself. I’ve never learned the proper ways to love myself And because of that I dot it to you.  
I met her in the most unexpected way, I loved her when I least expected it.
Should I let you loose or should I tie you down? Little marionette doll whose red strings happened to intertwine with mine, Strings which I long to take hold of, Strings which I never want to let go of,
Should I let you loose or should I tie you down? Little marionette doll whose red strings happened to intertwine with mine, Strings which I long to take hold of, Strings which I never want to let go of,
I want you to know I love you. I know I lied, and I cheated, and I hated I cried, and I used, and I baited I ran, and I screamed, and I fled I hit, and I slapped, I mislead But I want you to know I love you
I love you Those are three words we all hope to hear It means they care about you It means they trust you It means that all they want to see Is you truly happy I love you I want to see you grow
“Because I love you,” you always say to meBecause you love me you can control my lifeAnd because I can't love myself I let youYou've got my self-esteem going rock bottomLike the bottom of my shoesExcept I can't feel it in the soles of my feetIn my
You don't need to utter those words I love you to the moon and back. You don't need to tell me I miss you more everyday. You don't need to remind me I care about you so much.
Sometimes I have prophetic dreams Where I see something before it happens Exactly the way it is, no surprises I like it that way
You’re sorry because you love me. You’re sorry because you’re scared of being alone. You’re sorry for overreacting. “I just don’t want to lose you” you say.  
Sometimes, the world rocks. Rickety, rackety, never a halt, Kissing in the hallways, Gripping each other’s hands, As if time is on the brink,
A relationship is a balance  Like in chemistry, both sides result equally  For if the values added up  Do not match  The relationship  Is unsatisfied   
All is still. But is this an illusion? A cricket chrips a lullaby.   A tree branch rattles my window awake. A dog bark slices through the night time mist.
There are things even a photograph cannot capture. The moments preceding. The moments after. Both the backstory and destination left to be told with a snippet of time.    In this portrait, 
I stand by the window Looking at the cars passing by. Why can’t I stop one I ask my self Again Again Again
You are not him He told me he loved me But didn’t show it You don’t say the words But I know it   You show me you love me
Because I love you, I swallow your sins,
  Because I love you I think about you 24/7 without a single bad thought about you in my mind. Although times can be tough among us to, we always manage to come back together in the end.
l o v e   to have someone to hold while you sleep, arms and legs tangled with each other in a way that is so kind and so pure. to cry and have someone there
Because I loved you, and maybe I do, I sat with you when you got angry. Because I loved you, and maybe I do, I held your hand and told you to take deep breaths. Because I loved you, and maybe I do,
All the signs are there. The signs that this isn’t it.   Pay attention to when he asks for the passwords to your social media accounts. He’ll use it to download your entire Facebook data.
To be so in love with someone, Truly in love with someone, You love all their flaws and battle scars. Their laughs and mood swings. Their hopes and dreams. To be in love with their history,
She stood before me, blue eyes glowing with amazement She stood on her tip toes, trying to see how I created such beautiful, moving magic
Love is not accidental. The instrumental use of love is detrimental.  The common yet complex characteristic of someone to be complemental  All becomes remiss  
Don’t tell me to starve myself And tell me you love me in the same sentence. Don't tell me you love me By pressing bruises into my skin, holding me down,
Because I love you, Love is scary. The whole time worrying; Who’ll see us? What will they think?   Because I love you, Love is paranoid. The whole time questioning; Is what we’re doing wrong?
One day during English class, you began to screw open our heads and remove our brains.   At first, we didn’t notice.  You whispered to us, but we never listened.
I keep time aside for you, I want you to feel important, I give you attention you deserve, Because I love you. I don't leave you hurt, I ask what's wrong, I fix what's broken ,
Every thirty seconds, two people fall in love.   At least… they might.   I’m not really sure, because we have never been very good at defining love,
Love my friends Love my family Love my face Love my fantasies Love my funniness Love my failures Love my falls Love me forever And I will faithfully do the same
I love you on the good days The days when we dance In the kitchen, making breakfast   I love you on the bad days The days when we wake up exhausted To the blaring of an alarm  
Because I loved you, I chose deep conversation over deep sleep. I didn’t mind being trampled by my own thoughts   Because I loved you,
Because I loved you, I stayed longer that I should have. Because I loved you, I didn’t acknowledge all the red flags. Because I loved you,
Because I loved you, I chose deep conversation over deep sleep. I didn’t mind being trampled by my own thoughts   Because I loved you,
Pain  I feel it  from the bumps on my face that spread down to my back Pain the way one's looks at me as if i'm that hard to look at Pain the way I feel pressure flowing through my brain and back
  He scarred me Without my consent Waking up in the middle of the night To someone inside of me
They. They would accept my issues and be there when I cried We.
Because I love you… I will never let anything come between us I will never let anything hurt you I will never let you be alone
You smiled at me when you saw me in the halls. You brought me my favorite food on my birthday- He butted his way in- You chuckled at my really bad jokes.
Because I love you, you should do what I say. Because I love you, you can't hang out with your friends. Because I love you, you can't wear that. Because I love you, you should stay home.
  Why are our minds always on what we could get and not what we can give? Demanding every time but not ready to help those in need Making money our priority and forgetting our duty to humanity
Trust, simply put, is the basis of all Love.   Without trust, there is no communication. Words mean nothing, are nothing. Without trust, arguments arise. Emotional blockades are put up. 
I know you want me back I can hear it in your voice you beg, you say, “it will be different this time” Just like it was the time before and the time before that.  
Love, the most puzzling emotion of them all, Never ceases to find ways to appall. As transient as time; Yet as strong as stone, The many manifestations of love will remain yet unknown.  
He says:   I know you’ve wondered, I’ve known for quite a while, You wonder if I love you, Since I act so juvenile.  
At first you were my enemy You always sent words of hatred and discouragement my way It was so easy for you Easy for you to call me fat Easy for you to call me worthless Easy for you to call me unloved
One heart is all it takes to love someone, but every day, people kill each other with their love more than their bitter hatred ever could
Ok. It does not matter what I give you. Roses, Chocolate, Backrubs. Meaningless honestly.   It does not matter what happens to you. Dream Dates, Walks on the Beach, Rom Coms.  
It takes a fraction of a second to open your mouth and say "I love you."  It takes a lifetime to recover when he didn't really love you.  But you love him,  he plays you against yourself because
Because I love you is not an excuse to touch me there Because I love you cannot be an invite to peel my clothes down Because I love you should never mean the door should be locked
Even though we never have enough money, I tell you we do, all because I love you, Even though I despise going to my job, I work from 3 to the dead of night, all because I love you,
The true feels of a healthy relationship is one that brings out the best in you. They build you up, not bring you down.
He compliments me Even on the days I wake up looking messy Or when I don’t feel confident in my own skin I ask why, he says
Asking them, "Baby, am I too obsessive over this?" And taking their answer as constructive criticism.
Asking them, "Baby, am I too obsessive over this?" And taking their answer as constructive criticism.
Some nights full of tears Others full of tossing and turning I've put all the code in my brain to fall asleep But I can’t.   I can’t stop remembering
You would know when you understand. And you would understand when you feel it, If It’s the real kind of love, The love that gives you freedom,
I clip your toenails I twist your hair I pick your nose Because I love you   I guide you I hold you I keep you warm
Love Enters Reality Someday.   Previously, it was me before you.   It’s now lost time.   Seeing you hurts.   It is necessity.   What is “it?”
I know this hurts. I know pain is here. I know you cry. The forest between us doesn’t exist without pain. The forest dies without the pain of our love. Our love hurts, it thrives, it dies.
  I needed basics: Respect, compromise, patience, compassion. Bare necessities to hold what was already crumbling   It was wrong to ask for them.
You can’t fool me. I am not six years old Hiding from bedtime monsters on my own “Because I love you but don’t think you should be scared of the dark anymore.”  
So commonly we hear young children ask a simple question: Why? To which they receive a simple answer: Because. But why? Because. Because it is in their nature to be curious.
To go far away To a place you are not. To leave far behind To be long from where you’ve got.   To see your eyes, To think the same thoughts.
Desdemona, how did you do it? / My own Othello went insane / because he thought /I wasn't faithful. / An untrue thought led / to violence, / to constant put downs, / to threats. //  I knew not / why he’d hurt me.
Those nasty words You use against me  Don's stop hurting  Because you "love" me.   Your threats of death If I go,  Is not okay Because you "love" me   My wrist in your grip,
Because I loved you, I gazed up at the stars, Wishing for that fairytale ending you promised. Because I loved you, I went to bed at night,
Because I love you... I don't have to pretend to be someone I'm not I don't have have to smile when really I feel my world slowly collapsing around me I don't have to meet false expectations
He bares his own arms to the cold and wraps his coat around her shoulders as they sit on the bleachers. Why did you do it? His eyes rake the crowd for notice.
i love you i'm not allowed  i'm not allowed to love you because you are the same as me two hearts two boys but both boys not allowed but in love anyways    
I'll wrap you up in linen blanket, the one with your favorite pattern. I'll turn on the channel to your favorite show, the one with the blue haired guy. I'll bring you home a candy bar, the one you eat too much of,
I love you But it doesn’t always show. I love you But you may not always know.   I don’t always see your clothing
I love the way you're eyes soak up the morning sun. I adore you're passion for adventure and reckless fun. The way the moonlight sends glimmer through your hair. I notice because I love you.  I notice because I care.
Because I Love You   “Because I love you” Is a beautiful phrase It means more than life And it should never be used in vain   “Because I love you” Should never be said
Because I Love You, I can trust you.   I can smile and laugh and know you will be by my side today, tomorrow, years from now.
Because i love you,  i'll never forget you because i love you, i'll always cherish you like the wind in the summertime breeze  and the snow in a winter rush you were once my sun on my happy days
Because I love you,  I ask Did you eat ? Because I love you, I kiss your cheek. Because I love you, I ask Did you rest? Because I love you You're the best.
Because I love you, I let you in my lifeBecause I love you, I opened up my heartBecause I love you, I accepted you for who you areBecause I love you, I gave you all the freedom
When I met you, you were different When I met you, you let me plan the date When I met you, you were polite When I met you, you showed interest in all that I do
Yeah, You might not see this, But I want you to know that I'm here for you. I saw how she treated you, and its's ok to express yourself through words, and not violence like she taught you to.
Because I love you, what a wonderful phrase Because I love you, used so often these days Because I love you, how the meaning has changed to manipulate minds and bring about pain  
Because I love you I can smile, as I tell you about my day, letting my worries melt away  
Because I love you, I always feel safe. From the warmth of your hugs to the softness of your touch, I am calm. In fact, because I love you, our whole house is calm.
Love is looking ahead. But patient. Love is energy, a burning flame. But kind. Love sees ability in others. But doesn't envy. Love is sharing your accomplishments, but not boasting.
I LOVE YOU I remember the first time I ever said those words I was four years old Talking to my mother I later said it to my father Back then, those words
You asked me why do I keep annoying you, I tell you because I love you.   You asked me why do I keep embarrassing you in front of your friends, I tell you, because I love you.  
Because I love you! I have found myself And want nothing else But to be with you, To have a connection Of love so true. Because I love you! I listen and do not speak,
Love is providing back-up when the platoon needs it. Your Platoon. Love is pushing one to do better and go farther than even the person receiving the love thought possible.
No secrets, No locks without keys,Because I love you, I will always hear you out,No drama, No pointless fights,Because I love you, we will work this out  
  Because I Love You means want Want to do things for you Want to see you smile Want to see you when I don't have time Want to make sure you're happy Want to make sure you're okay
I will be honest with you I have not known love That flutter of the heart, flight of butterflies, plight of the soul Some people have an innate ability to see the good in people
From that warm feeling in your chest to the "text me when you get home safe" to the person who brings out your best   Fom the "I'm so proud of you" to all the butterflies in your belly
the first goodbye is hardest and the second is easier once you get used to leaving walking away is numbed   but i was never the one to walk away just watched you leave so each goodbye stings
Because I love you, please don't hurt me Through my eyes You are rays of sunshine glisinting  Through my window. You are my light, my lover And what holds me tight at night Because I love you, please
Love isn’t thunder and lightning, Electricity coursing through your veins, Fire burning you from head to toe. Love is warm and safe, Sinking into a hot bath,
Because I love you, I said hello and we began to talk.   Because I love you, We exchanged our phone numbers.
Dear Sophia, I love you. Because I love you, I'll text you in class, although Mr. Roberts isn't very fond of it. Because I love you, I'll cheer for you at tennis practice, even after coach blows the whistle.
I admire your work ethic, your patience, and your selflessness Your ability to be honest in the most compassionate and beautiful way And how you love me in the light and from all angles
      I admire your work ethic, your patience, and your selflessness Your ability to be honest in the most compassionate and beautiful way And how you love me in the light and from all angles
When days are dark, and you push me away  I stay, because I love you When you feel like you can't go on, and you cant be loved I stay, because I love you When you don't believe in yourself 
It's because "I love you".. I said I would never stop chasing you, but started walking the other way as soon as things didn't go my way It’s because "I love you"
     The days are getting shorter and shorter, and I just don't know how much longerI can hide it.
I lay here and think that you love me, that you'll hold me forever I'm blind. Like flipping on the bedroom light in the morning after a long night out. I had my doubts.
Because I love you he says.. He says that the reason he kissed your cheeks with his fist, Your tears and screams only motivate him to cause more damage. Because I love you he says,
I talk When you Don’t have the words, Because I love you.   I listen When you Have news to share, Because I love you.   I smile When you Lack the strength to,
“Mommy loves you,” she said to me I was five years old and confused I wasn’t quite sure what that meant because five year old me didn’t know who mommy was
Hurt, to cause physical pain or injury. Well according to Google definition. To me, hurt is more than just a google definition.  To me hurt is physical and mental. Hurt is an emotion. Hurt is a feeling.
It is because I love you,  that these very things I do are all for you. When the lights are dim and your watery eyes too unfocused to see what is right before you
I messed up this morning. I couldn't sleep last night and I missed my alarm I'm sorry, I was tossing and turning and laying there, so desperately, pitifully awake at 3 AM.
this is not love: feeling not enough for what she wants feeling like just another person to kiss not anyone special this is not love: "i don't want you to see the bad parts of me."
Because I love you, I chose to drown in the sorrows of this pain- To observe the light from afar Because I love you, I've finally found true love The smile of two people, Bound to tomorrow and
Love they say! That's what Love is! But that just proves they don't know what love really is... Love is you still being up at three AM dry out of tears,
Not because you're unbearably funny 
Because I love you, he says as he makes me cut class Because I love you, he says as he isloates me from friends Because I love you, he says as he breaks my phone Because I love you, he says as he pushes me against a wall
Because I love you, Because I love you I saw more for you than I did for myself I let go of my success and marked the path for your access.
We were a team once Back when I first infiltrated your life One pull of a trigger and I became the enemy Yet you still said you loved me Yet we still marched in time
When I'm with you is like paradise, an unexplainable feeling  I smile when I think of you, your hugs Is that love? Does love really exist? You’ve learned to gain my trust You’ve treat me with respect
Because I love you I won’t force you to do anything you don’t want to do I won’t force you to try something I like I might push you a little in the direction But I’d stop as soon as you say no  
"Because I love you.." That shouldn't be an excuse, for the daily physical and mental abuse. NO. On the contrary, these words should symbolize the unity and support that we bring to each other.
#BecauseILoveYou A healthy and happy relationship in life requires heartfelt feelings to make things amazing with your husband, girlfriend, boyfriend, or wife  It's love that we need
Are you willing to wait for me? I don’t know if it’s right to abuse you like this   This is my fault Retching at pictures at everything you do the moment we kiss
He says “I love you” You pause “What do you love” Your curves and breasts Your sexy smile Your eagerness to please
Love flees the selfish, In its place Lust is disguised, But Love finds the pure.   When Love finds the pure, Their sorrow will cease to be, For Love gives comfort.  
Everyone deserves to have a healthy relationship wether it's with a significant other or a friend, it's something no-one can pretend. Even through hardships and struggles that relationship should never end.
Because I Love You…   I do not take advantage or mistreat you. I hear your words and I listen. I recognize your boundaries, and I respect them.
I didnt know what love was until i met him. I only read about it in stories and dreamed of it.   I dreamt of a happy ending   I didn’t know at first.
                                   I Have Everything To Be Thankful For   I wanna thank The Lord Above for Making the Earth I wanna thank the Lord Above for allowing me to gather these words
Laying outside under the night sky counting stars, This is love. Talking about our future and how we wish to be wed, This is love. Consuming my thoughts in the best way, This is love.
Because I Love You   because I Love you wear your seatbelt study for your test get some rest meet my family because I Love you    because I Dont Love you  leave your friends
I start to confess my true feelings Because I love you   I laugh at your jokes  Because I love you   I fight back anxiety whenever you're around  Because I love you
I always thought a mile was short, That I could run and run and never come back. I never knew I would meet you. You, almost two hundred and thirty-three miles away.  
It’s not perfectBut because I love youits imperfectionIt is the very definitionof perfectionfor me   A gentle squeeze of the handis sweaty  
Because I love you ill tell you every day It doesnt matter if the sky is gray on my back ill lay and tell you i want you to stay ill love you forever it doesnt matter if its strange 
    I will go to the highest heights. I will traverse to the lowest depths. I’ll do anything for you, And it is all because I love you
loving you is giving you the benefit of the doubt, who's to say nasty and hurtful rumors are true, unless you do loving you is trusting that you're being your best self, because even when we're not in each others presence,
In a real relationship, we would love each other.   I would look for you, and you would look for me. We would spend time together. I would want to be with you.   If I loved you,
Because I Love You... I will show infinite amounts of effort to keep you happy, I will support you through every triumph and adversity you face in your life,
Happy couple. Blessed and together. Two children young and tender.   Heaps of love. Pictures and memories. Move to Wisconsin,   slew of fights. Fading memories. Couple happy, but separate.
I can see the moon,dip and hide behind the trees, and it feels like
from the marriage of our hearts to each stride carried and breath in my youth and in my old days shall i love you even in death in life's prose and heaven's ryhme i shall love you until the end of time.
Because I love you, I waited months until I could first hold you, To see your swaddled body in the hospital room. Because I love you, I stroked your curly dark hair as gently as I could because
Because I love you I'll make sure the dishes are done when you’re having a stressful day at work  Because I love you  I’ll take care of you when you’re not feeling well, whether you’re sick or simply, 
The perfect partner for me  Their is no need to speak,  they know all. Two of the same clay perfection so no pain ever Love as sweet as sugar Discusion not needed
Because I love you, I’ll be your mirror, reflecting that gorgeous light that you shine when you can’t see it. Because I love you,
Because I love you, I’ll be your mirror, reflecting that gorgeous light that you shine when you can’t see it. Because I love you,
Because I love youThe sound of your laughter fills my heartBecause I love youYou’re smile brightens my dayBecause I love youI feel like I can conquer the world when we are together Because I love youI am always here to talk about your dreams and f
Fluffy black hair cut short and eyes like a does, Feelings like a chocolate fondue fountain, it flows No letting it go, what we have I feel is true It grows but breathes, my love for you.
Because I love you I let you hurt me  I let you walk all over me abuse me and use me  because I love you I can't say no  I give in and do what you say because simply you tell me to do so
Because I love you I let you hurt me  I let you walk all over me abuse me and use me  because I love you I can't say no  I give in and do what you say because simply you tell me to do so
There was a knife, who stabbed all things, Be it the heart, mind, or soul, It mattered not, For it was a knife, it knows no right or wrong.   There was a man, who stole from the masses,
I love the tingling in my stomach when I get close to you  with you I never feel blue I love the way our hands fit together like puzzle pieces With you my heart rate increases  I love how you understand me 
       “Because I love you” Because I love you, I devote myself to you to through my loyalty and enthusiasm. Because I love you, I commit myself to you through a binding of our hearts.
I would do anything for you I'd fight a dragon  or go on some magical quest Because I love you.   I would turn up at your door,  For nothing more Than to hold your hair when you are sick
Because I love you, I tell you about my day... even though I you leave out parts about yours. because I love you, I stay even though we argue... like everyday. because I love you, I trust you wont do me wrong...
Because I love you… I want to make you smile, I want to make you happy on a cloudy day, I want you to succeed.   Because I love you...
Because I love you, I give myself; I'll tell my secrets and my fears, I'll share regrets that no one hears.   Because I love you, I'm here to stay; I'll stand by you forevermore,
Empowered by the essence of longing, Controlled by the thoughts of searching, Understanding the definitive feelings and reasonings of the soul,
Because I love you I have lost myself and yet I have found me, for I love you  but I cannot love myself.   I fell for your smile, the beauty of your eyes, the warmth of your words.
The boy three summers, a full lifetime, ago, Would not let me leave, Let me live, Let me fly. And so I was chained to him at the bottom of everything. I could not save him, not even close.
A healthy relationship is a love that consumes us, It deepens and grows every day, It is loving a person as we have wished to be loved. “Because I love you” should be: Enough to separate the ocean in halves.
Don't, for today will be the last time you give me this excuse. Don't, because i'm not sure it is an excuse. Don't, for I don't know how I feel, or how you feel and it scares me.
I didn’t know I could love this much.   Give me your hand, And I’ll hold it close to my heart. Your soul brings light to the dark.   I could never forget the way your dimples crease,
Because I love you, we share our food and our shoulders when we're down, Because I love you, I make sure you always smile and never frown. Because I love you, I'll never leave you alone in the rain,
Love Is Powerful, Love is true Love crushes people, Love may not be for you With all love comes hate It's up to your heart to find the right mate
Love is a raw word. A word that is exposed and a word that is rough, Open and whole in a way that other words just can’t quite touch. There are many ways the word can be filled out, marred, and stuffed.
Patient Kind You never stop pursuing You do not wear out of forgiveness You do not keep count of wrong Pure and equal
your fingers gently skim my skin, burning a trail that will never be forgotten. i love you. you smile down at me, eyes crinkling at the edges and your nose scrunched. i love you.
I can hear screaming, no theory of where its coming from,  or where the sound is streaming. What is this meaning? Why is there a dismal sound 
Nobody loves anybody for anybody, Only for the things they receive from them. No body? That’s a shame Because the body is the first thing that comes into
Love is a strange feeling. Some people seem to think love is one thing, while others seem to think it's another. Honestly, it can be interpreted in so many different ways and seen from so many different perspectives.
A heart that’s wounded  is worse than one that’s broken. You’re stuck in a nightmare And can’t seem to be woken.   How can there be trust
Because I love you... I will make sure to always respect you, I will treat you like my princess, I will spoil you with books and treats, I will keep this secret love between our phone's screens.  
Because I love you I won’t harm you like the others did. I’ll accept you for your flaws and not treat you like a little kid. I get that you break down, and I’ll be there to pick you up.
When we hold hands We step to the same rhythm Your fingers interlocked with mine I can feel your heartbeat through your wrist And I hum along to it This Holding hands
Look, I am not a rapper, But I could rattle off a million rhymes about the way you look tonight, The way your "messy" hair hugs your face as I would love to with my hands,
Because I love you, I know you like the back of my hand. Because I love you, I know you will always be honest with me. Because I love you,
It is not easy to say the words but still we do it and expect nothing in return when we don't want to be alone we say i love you and feel at home  but when the tears run down our faces
It is relevant to find who you are, Where you stand and who you are not.  Me? I am like a star, 3 billion miles away,  just there, never seen,  only a thought.  
there comes a point when she'll wake up with red, puffy eyes instead of her smile crinkling them as she reads good morning. they won't look at you the same way-- the butterflies in your stomach 
Because I love you  I accept everything about you both good and bad.   Because even with beauty there's always a little bit of ugly.   Because I love you I desire to love myself.  
Pain, gaping hole in my chest, torture, All consuming, obtaining me Screaming, dying, depressed unchecked With my clenched fist, white knuckles Gasping
You love me I know that When you read my poems And don't hate me
-You , because of you -I fell in love with you -because when I couldnt love myself you loved me all the way through -i broke my rules for you ,even though when I first met you
Because you notice me Because you care  Because you're there for me  When life's not fair   And when I slip up aND MakE MisTAkes You always remind me That it'll be okay  
Unspoken   There’s things they don’t tell you, Things often left unsaid, It’s hard to speak up when you’ve been quiet for so long,
Because I love you, you will always have my respect. Because I love you, you will always have my trust. Because I love you, you will always have my attention. Through thick and thin, In sickness and health,
He use to rush to the door before she could lift her arms to open the door He once taught her how to dance with a boy He paid for their meals and tucked her into bed every chance he had
Because I love you   I share with you pour out for you every last hope care and confession joy and obsession   All the beauty and sadness that stirs my soul  
Eat your veggies It's because I love you Be safe as you drive Because I love you Are you getting enough sleep I ask because I love you Will you spend your life with me
You say you need me to talk to you Because you love me. You say you are teaching me what’s best for me Because you love me. You say you want me to succeed Because you love me.
Six by Fifth grade Twelve by Sixth grade Sixteen by Ninth grade Twenty by Tenth grade Twenty, and then him Twenty, and then it stopped She can still name all of them, if she thinks hard enough
"Love is patient, love is kind.  It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.   It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
Because I love you, I let you take all the covers during the Winter. Because I love you, I am mesmerized by the way you play with your hair when you are working hard.
Because I love you, I will never see color. Because I love you, I won't look at what is under. Because I love you, I will always be fair. Because I love you,
Because I love you... I will do anything for you    even if that means sacrificing myself to save you I will trust you    with passwords, and passcodes to anything you ask about I will travel
Because I love you, I check your phone. Because I love you, I choose your friends. Because I love you, I take you away from your family. Because I love you, you can not have snapchat.
Because I love you, I will kill all the spiders. I will pick only the most beautiful flowers And tie them up with my heart for you. My beautiful honeydew, Because I love you,
look around US, my love, look at the way they treat each other, sidechicks, drunken nights, the love of my life, are You real?   no remorse, no regret, no feeling at all.
look around US, my love, look at the way they treat each other, sidechicks, drunken nights, the love of my life, are You real?   no remorse, no regret, no feeling at all.
He told me I was “pretty” as he brushed my bangs back. He told me I should be “his” as he wrapped his arm around me tightly.   Cute, right?  
#becauseiloveyou Because I love you,I try my best to achieve academic success.Because I love you,I feel pain when you feel pain.Because I love you,I'll drop everything to be by your side if you're experiencing a bad day.Because I love you,I say go
Passion is desire, Strong and heated power, A emotional high, From which one will one day fall.
It's 5 in the evening At the 15, my mom will be calling With all the love in the world, she'll want to keep me keep me speaking keep me believing keep me being Yet, 5:16 comes around
Love is patient. It puts up with you... Even when you put mayo on your subs Or mushrooms on your pizza   Love is kind. It tells you you're beautiful...
They say "I love you." and it means more  than just "I love you." They say things that aren't I love you But they really mean I love you They say: I love you*
Nineteen years ago, Your son was born, A beautiful boy with Serious brown eyes and Contempt for parental contact.   Seventeen years ago, I entered the world, An ugly pink piglet with
Because of dreams, I follow you. Because of dreams, I see you for who you are. Because of dreams, I see your love for others.
Because I love you  I give you respect before its overdue Because I love you my soul feels brand new  Because I love you  I won't ignore  the pain you endure  Because I love you 
I want you to be happy. I want to see you smile everyday. I want you to feel beautiful. I want you to be surrounded by people who care about you. I want to dream big, go far, and make it all come true.
She’s so lovely on the outside   Gleaming with beauty  on the outside   masking    She's so ugly on the inside   Radiating with hate  on the inside  
Because I loved you I was there when you cried But because I loved you I didn't consider you my bride Because I loved you You changed my life But because I loved you I didn't want you as a wife
She doesnt smile the same anymore. Nothing but a fake one used to coverup her scars. Love is not abusive. Her smile quikly fades like a rainbow when he aproches her. Love is not abusive. He doesnt trust her other male friends.
Because you love me You would answer every shaky breath of mine with "are you okay?" Because I love you I kissed away your tears and held you so tightly Because you love me
People fly into each other's lives. Some leave a bigger mark than others, Some are quickly forgetten, Others are painful to remember. Your mark in of another kind.   This brings happiness,
Vigorous days and nights where I stay up and talk to god, hoping he brings a better life one full of joy and not tears of sorrow where I can live with fewer fears the wrong
Everyday I wish.  Everyday I wish that I believe. Everyday I wish that I believe America is great. Everyday I wish that I believe America is great enough to want.
Because I like you I try my best to cheer you up whenever you're feeling down Because I care for you I make it a priority to be there when you feel as if you have nobody to turn to Because I adore you
love, is a driving force, like the gasoline that fuels the mileage of a vehicle, or a human vessel.   love, is a driving force, the gasoline that can fuel a raging fire, of intimacy,
Love is caring for someone, even if it isn’t reciprocated. Love is helping someone, even when it isn’t needed. Love is blessing someone, even though it isn’t known. Love is being friend with someone,
37.1 trillion cells 23 pairs of chromosomes 46 chromosomes total 4 stories   The pigment of my skin, a reminder of the humid city my family came from.
Because I love you I'll protect you I'll trust you I'll believe in you I'll give you freedom
Because I Love You   A dark circle under your eye, Sorry, darling, you mustn't cry. I had to, Because I love you.  
There are so many ways to say I love you. So many forms to the three worded statement. So many ways to show and to say and to feel the I love you-- So many ways to let you know.
                    #BECAUSEILOVEYOU BECAUSE I LOVE YOU I have so much respect for you, BECAUSE I LOVE YOU I encourage through everything, BECAUSE I LOVE YOU I feel comfortable whenever we are together,
I like to love, maybe as much as i like falling in's new and exciting and has a thrill to the ends of itUnlike anything else you can get.It's so easy,It's so hard,To love too many at once,
I will come to you when your smile radiates brighter than the sun I will come to you when you laugh with so much mirth I will come to you when you dance so much that your head start spinning  
Because I love you, I wake up. Because I love you, I go to school. Because I love you, I go to work. Because I love you, I wait for you. Because I love you,
Because I love you, I hold your hand. Because I love you, I laugh with you. Because I love you, I smile through the pain. Because I love you, I ignore your flaws. Because I love you, I hide the bruises.
I grab her hand knowing that what I feel Will be emptiness   And I look into her eyes knowing what i say To her is meaningless  
As the seconds pass me by I wonder what you're doing, I wonder who you're with.   As the seconds pass me by I wonder how many pretty females you smile at on the bus.     I wonder how many smile back...   
Land of the free , They sayBut are we ? They say Be who you want to be We say But we are not from your country They sayPlea.For you are guilty ,They say,“You are illegal” They say,“What are you to me ?” They sayWhite cotton teeThey say Made in the
To love is a choice We choose to let people enter our lives We can choose to leave or to stay Love is a contract where it takes two to be successful.
I hear crashing. A firm hug, kind smile, and a comforting nuzzle. I smell cold. A soft hug, warm hand, and a forgiving nuzzle.
You told me you were swamped with work and I miss your good night texts... but I understand. We were supposed to go to Community college together but you got accepted to Stanford and had to leave... but I understand.
I first saw the stars, not in the sky but in your eyes. I learned what hills were by tracing the outline of your silhouette. You asked me once why my knees
Because I love you, I say "Buckle Up" and "Drive Safe" Because I love you, I ask, "How was your day?" Becuase I love you, I ask, "Have you eaten today?" Because I love you, I say, "Sleep tight"
Because I love you, I say "Buckle Up" and "Drive Safe" Because I love you, I ask, "How was your day?" Becuase I love you, I ask, "Have you eaten today?" Because I love you, I say, "Sleep tight"
Why do I stay? By Tabitha Ookami Because I love you I stay Through the shouting Through the cursing
You are not malicious but kind. You are not manipulative but respectful. You are priceless. You are accepting. You are everything and more.
Marcus my love Because I love you I do not yell at you when you make me mad  I may be quiet when I am upset but I do not push you away I open up to you about what you do or have done that bothers me 
I want to go to a place where the ocean roars. I want to go to a place where you can hear the wind rushing past your ears. I want to go to a place where seagulls soar so low their wings nearly touch the shadows on the sand .
  I didn’t think I loved you I thought I only cared I cared when you were happy I cared when you were scared I cared when you hurt yourself I cared how well you ate
  Because I love you, I will be honest with you and make sure you trust me. Friendship builds on these qualities.   Because I love you, 
An exhibit of power and wealth, Prominence without intent of acknowledgment, Nothing short of prestige, I gave it up, because I love you.   Thunder echoes, dim light streams near,
No matter how much you look at others I'll still be here No matter how much you ignore me I'll still be here No matter how badly you treat me I'll still be here Because I love you
Your silence makes me want to scream   Did I do something to make you mad?   Your replies make me want to cry   Did I say something to make you
I love you They are words we hear all our lives  "I love you" says my mother as she kisses my small head before bed "I love you" says my father before hanging up the phone  But what does I love you mean?
Because I Love You, I gave You My hand. I held on Tight. like a Babe to its Mum, like a Newborn to its Blanket, like a Girl to her Dad.   Because I Love You, I told them No. I said I was okay,
There is a fine line between right, and wrong.   You knew the difference, but chose to ignore.  
Because I love you I want you to forget how you feel and put me first Because I love you I can now imagine our future together already when it's only been 8 months Because I love you 
You suffocate me Because you love me? You consume yourself with me and expect me to do the same Because you love me?  You talk over me, you fill up the silence Because you love me? Because I love you,
Because I love you I lost myself and another too I let you change me Without staying true Because I love you I let you do Whatever you want I then become blue Because I love you
We were the best of friends.Just barely the age of six.We knew each other ever since we learned how to add with our fingers.We became friends because I thought fate willed us to see eachother again.
Because he “loved” me, 
wind has my mind blown , stuck in the time zone, trying to get out to get over this mile stone , pounding my heart every night till it's blue black and white , in and out of sight , 
Your feet are on mine, and I hate it. You’re talking out of turn, and it irks me. You’re writing slow, and I’m bothered by it. And yet.
I put up with your condescending words, because I love you. I will erase my memories because, I love you. I will make myself smaller because, I love you. I will destroy my dreams because, I love you.
Because I Love You my stomach gets in knots when I see you  Because I Love You my heart beats faster when you kiss me Because  I Love You I get butterflies when you text me
Never let those vans dull. Bromance exists in a half second hug. Avoid the Hollister kids and their shiny rides earned solely from parents' paychecks.
You were there and then you weren't.Its like I felt this coming.Like its what I was waiting for.And it hurts. More than you could ever imagine. You call it a break.
Before, I was in love with a boy He kissed me when he wanted And reminded me how beautiful I was “Because I love you,” he would tell me
Just saying, "Because I love you," is never enough But, by the way he looks at me,  I know he cares. The way he says my name, like a wolf howling, with passion and respect.
To love is to love, to love is to find flaws, to find them is to love them. To love someone is to put them before you, to put them before you is to forget your things,
  We have trembled against men, We have feared the rise of men Yet we continue to shout We shout our rights, We shout our rights to be equal
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Hands clamped, fingers warm, beautiful sky  You know you're beautiful, he says, I love you, he says  Dinner dates, lovely scenery, beautiful clothing You shouldn't wear so much makeup he says, you don't need it
Your shoulders held up with gilded rope. Delicate, as if gliding on the wind. My words slip, voice chokes and drowns, and for an insignificant time, I’m lost and strung out. The moment came and the moment
Love is a four letter word. L.  Letting your signifcant other help you, love yourself so they can love you. Love is a four letter word. O.  Overacheiving in everyday cirmustances so they know you care.
Love is a four letter word. L.  Letting your signifcant other help you, love yourself so they can love you. Love is a four letter word. O.  Overacheiving in everyday cirmustances so they know you care.
Love is Kind You've been beaten.  You're on the worn path-  and they call you loved.  But Love is kind.    You are not something to be abused.  Yet you stayed there, confused
Sweet love of mine I can not allow you to live in misery neither will I allow myself so much joy while you are stuck in sadness Precious love of mine give me your troubles you should never carry them alone
It was March. As always, I got home late. But this time, this time, my head was sore, hair pulled prodded yanked, as a handle  for my apparently convenient mouth. I reeked of Kingsport.
I hate you. I hate you more than anyone else,
Because I love you, I supported you in everything you did because I knew you could do it even though you'd tell me that you couldn't because you're a failure and had already given up on yourself.
because I truly love you, I will tell the truth to you even when it hurts you. because I truly love you, I will not lie to hurt you but maybe to help you. because I truly love you,
Because I love you, you shouldn't have left. I never asked for you to love me back, I know that love is had, sometimes you fall sometimes you don't. But before my lover you were my friend.  
A best friend does not need to be your age, race, or religion A best friend can be far or near A best friend does not need to talk to you everyday But a best friend needs to love you unconditionally
They say love is patient They say love is kind It should be. It was not patient when you yelled at me for being three minutes late. It was not kind when you pushed me down. They say love does not envy.
  Love is a word that is thrown around so carelessly But it holds so much more meaning than the little letters care to tell.   It isn’t about the amount of kisses you share
She sensitive to the littlest things He gets mad when the birds don't sing Perfect Imperfections She forgets to pay that bill He forgets that he said, "I will" Perfect Imperfections
Why be with someone when I can be alone? Sunrise to sunset, sing out because there are no strings on me.   Being in a relationship is the hardest thing I could do.
What It Means To Me By: Jaeden Brame   What does it mean to me? To simply say, I love you? That not what it means to me To give affections that will satisfy  That is what it means to me  
Little girl with such a deprived look on your face No need to eat at such a halted pace. Fear not the judgement in their eyes Satiate without remorse, your appearance to me is perfect, I speak no lies.  
Because I love you, I'd do anything for you. I'm right beside you, waiting to listen to whatever you have to say. Here to comfort you, make you feel like you finally belong.
When you wake up and snuggle into our pillows Your smile when we see after a long time How you hide your face when we are called lovers
Because I love you... I don't get jealous of your friends. I make you meals. I treat you like a princess.   Because I love you... I don't look at your phone without permission.
I love you, And because I love you, that means I only want the best for you, Any means neccesary.   Because I love you, you will sacarfice yourself to me, Just to prove you are trying to love me equally.
Her fingers run through my head as we lay in bed Braids make their way from her hands to my hair Even though it is too short for them to stay  
I remember hundreds of thousands of things About living with you. What shows up the most Is all the times we fought All the times you screamed And told me I would never do anything.
Because I love you, I will encourage you in all your wildest dreams; Therefore, I will never tell you your ambitions are foolish. Because I love you, I will not lie to you.
When I say I am mentally ill I do not mean that I feel Sad every now and then.   I do not mean I am nervous in front of people.  
Love is odd, anyone can experience it, anyone can want it, anyone can find it.   Love is odd, Many will find it, few will not experience it, some will avoid it.  
Love is what fixed me, When I was broken. Love is what fixed me,  When I was alone. Your love runs the deepest, Not to the skin; But to the bone.   I love you because
Because I love you, I will continue to follow my dreams I will expect the respect that I deserve. I will make my own decisions and I will be independent.
  Her heart was your home    She was one of those places you could go to to pour out your feelings for her. And how you felt about the circumstances between you two.
Over the mountain Over the hill Traveling this wide land Year after year   And oh, don’t you know I love you so, forever and ever And oh, don’t you know I love you so, forever and ever
To be seen through the thickest glass. To know you are heard by not one but two ears. To lean on someone who you think of as your other half.  To look in their eyes and see your whole life ahead of you.
Excuses excuses is all you told  from when we first met to when we lasted talked  i gave you my all and all you did was forget it all  excuses excuses is all you told 
Because you love me, you will be trustworthy and I will be the same Don't kiss my neck, whispering how much you love me if you are texting her when I'm gone I am not to be treated as though I am a piece in your chess game I am more than pawn Becau
Darling, It's because I love you It's because I love you  It's because I love you  I say after every enraged swing I've taken at you  Darling, It's because I love you 
I'm afraid. I'm afraid of the dark. I'm afraid of horses. I'm afraid of heights. I'm afraid of drowning. I'm afraid of death.
As we move to the noise of bitter discontent What will stop us from fighting for all that was meant?   We know nothing of each other Nothing of ourselves
I got up this morningOn the wrong side of the bed.But it’s okay.I spilled my coffeeOn my new jeans.But it’s okay.I burnt my toastAnd had to settle for just coffee.But it’s okay.
I hate you, but It's because I love you   Wake him up with a “hey sweetie”, “Hello darling” Breakfast in bed for him today followed by
My Love, Not to be broken, Not to be bruised, Do not run it over, Do not drop it. My Love, Stronger than that diesel, Larger than the ocean, Never ending. My Love,
I was never good at relationships. But you Jay are the one I love. And because I love you, I will let you be who you are. Because I love you, I won't ask you who you're with evey day.
They say that love always wins, but sometimes I can't be sure. I want to believe the world can be a safe place for me,  but when I'm downtown for open mic, it's always: Check your skirt length.
love is science it’s reactions in your brain nothing more nothing less then why does my heart flutter when I see you? why am I so drawn to  your compassion?
Because I love you I will be the candle  that never goes out, especially when it's dark and you won't admit that you're scared. Because I love you I will always see blue skies  inside of you,
Because I love you I asked you out. Because I love you I will you bring you nothing but happiness. Because I love you I bought you a flowers that one time. Because I love you I text you everyday.
Love, Love is funny So funny it will keep you up at night So funny it will have your mind racing Moving faster than the speed of light
Mom, I’m gay I’ll talk to you later. I’m sorry (but not really), I’m in love with a girl. She is stunning, My heart is full.  
Dear Jesus,  The wind is howling, It seems it will never cease.   Dear Jesus,  I've heard the bible story Of You calming the sea.   Dear Jesus, I feel scared right now,
Sometimes, Being alone is better than being in a crowd.   Sometimes, A hug is better than comfort.   Sometimes, Silence is better than words.   Sometimes,
I'm not perfect I make mistakes I mean I'm only 17 You expect so much Didn't people tell you that expectations lead to disappointment? I'm not perfect
Because I love you, I will keep you safe. Because you love me, you do the same. Because I love you I remember the small details. This makes your love for me grow. Because you love me you ask me about my day.
I hold your hand, When you need me, And when you don't, Because I love you.   I kiss your lips, When you smile, And when you frown, Because I love you.   I hug you tight,
 I Love You, those three words solidify, a new life full of magnificence and happiness, or unexplainable catastrophe. With you,  I could not deny it wasn't true, the three words you said to me,
Because I love you, I do what I can  And because I love you, I know where you stand To me, you are everything  You are my rock, you're on my team I love you with all of my heart sometimes it forgets to start
When the wind is as cold as it blows against my skin I feel warmth as your arms envelope me. I know you love me. When I tremble in fright as the flashbacks cloud my mind. I hear your gentle voice beside me.
I want to be with you all the time Because I love you I want to not be miles apart Because I love you Don't talk to other guys Because I love you Don't talk to anyone, just go home
I talk to you everyday because I love you I laugh with you because I love you I cry with you becasue I love you I help you because I love you I would never hurt you because I love you
Healthy relationships are hard. They are wild, crazy, unrelenting forces of nature. Built, not bought- they are the very foundation of trust and loyalty.
Love can be bitter, love can be sweet It can be true love, when two meet Times can be good, times can be bad Seperation in hearts can leave them sad True love is when they flaw, yet you love them
Nothing about me is extraordinary And somehow this make me unordinary Sometimes I wish I were ordinary If only so I could fit in.
I breathe calmly, Removing the false confidence I wear like my favorite pair of jeans, Dip my toes in the icy waters you call life And I breathe calmly. I do not hesitate to call you when I feel I’ve gone cold,
I love you, I do But love doesn't lie, love doesn't make you feel crazy or worthless, love doesn't cheat, and love doesn't hurt and break you I love you, I do
Experience teaches many things for when you're shown that diamond ring Mama always told me "love yourself first you are a mirror beware of dirt it's on their hands let them touch and
I love you  I do You are funny, and smart, kind, and caring. When I'm with you I smile no matter what kind of day I had, Because you make it better. Because you are a Person.   I love you.
No matter what happens We're always trying. When I got picked on You stopped the bullies And made them flee. When you were sick I took care of you As best I could. We were always trying
Because I love you I accept you for who you are For all your broken bones and scars  All the insecurites and minuities and the frivilous things you believe you are Because I love you I accept your diffidence
Beacause I love you....I waited for you I was as patient as the wisps in the willows but so yearning like my fleeting hope Because I love you I stayed on the sidelines of your love life like the bench boy at the game
It was the first time he danced me around his living room like a fine oak puppet to loud music raging through the air. I felt wildly alive in his arms.
Because I love you, I trust you Because I love you, I don’t look through your phone Because I love you, I don’t follow you when you go out Because I love you, I give you space
For you   I struggled for you I got in trouble for you I lost some friends for you I was there until the end for you  
I sacrifice. Bad, selfish parts, greedy and unforgivable. I let go of my past, the guilt of who I was.   I forgive you  easily. No fight or problem strong enough
Here we are, Once again. Through this cycle Of ups and downs.   Here we are, With the misunderstanding, The miscommunications.   Here we are, The back and froth,
Rusted Snowflakes in the air tonight Screams of joy killed the silent night Shrilling cars and hearts a beat Failures inspirited minds fall forward
if you prefer a specific type of living hell,if you want your brains to rot from the inside out,kid, you've found the right place.get your goddamn ass
Would you like to stay the night? turns to I'd love it if you stayed the night. turns to I already planned our breakfast for tomorrow. turns to You can't leave yet! We're just getting started.
I love you because when I see you the world stops moving.  I love you becasue even after an entire year together you still make me blush.
                                                                      Depression is  Depression.Now, don't act like I haven't gotten your attentionI've been there beforeBut now I am here to open a brand new doorMost people, you see, most people, w
Because I love you, I know that your favorite color is yellow. Not the kind of thick yellow that serves as the background of a Heinz logo, but the yellow that paints the tips of daisies,
One of the only people who never gave up on me even when I felt as if I was a complete failure My grandma Always let me know how much she loved me Never said that I can not because she knew I can
"Because I love you"  is not permission to hurt me on purpose.  "Because I love you" means not needing your permission to do what I want. A healthy relationship is loving, trusting, commiting,
Because I love you, I will call you Dear, I will let you yell too, I will ignore my fears. Because I love you, I will hold in these tears, I will smile for you, I will call for help.
That's so stupidYou're the most beautiful woman in the world  I love you most.  And thrashing and hatingAnd loving and hating I'm just so tired of thisWell, maybe just one more chance And knowing and "forgetting" And soaring and hell And I love yo
Hold my hand Don’t let go Don’t leave me behind Don’t toss me aside Don’t tell me no Don’t hurt my pride Don’t disagree with me Don’t see my faults Don’t be picky Don’t be rude
Because I love you I don't press When secrets slip between your eyes Because I love you I wait for you to tell me Because I love you I hold you when you cry Wipe away tears with tissues
Tears streaming down your cheeks, My own hands wet from wiping away mine. Eyes sad… heads shaking… How could we have gotten this so wrong?
Because I love you, I would walk across oceans for you Because I love you, I would part seas for you Because I love you, I strive to help you become a better person
Porque te amo... I'll endure all the looks we get in public. I'll skip all dates with friends to stay with you. Parce que je'taime... I will never get tired of giving you kisses
You took everything colorless in me Tried to make it shine with glitter and school glue And everything fresh and exotic That I had worked so hard to allow
Because I love you, you can wake up in the morning feeling refreshed,          whether the day is raining or sunny. Because you love me, the days are always positive.
Because I love you, I hold your hand And walk through life with you. Because I love you, I help you in times of need And care for you, always. Because I love you, I will not hurt you
I entered the world helpless and vulnerable You held me in your arms, assuring me that everything was going to be ok You taught me what it meant to be loved from the very moment I was born  
to the boy who ate peanut butter everything i found the jar last month to the boy who covered my scrapes and bruises i needed a bandaid last week to the boy who talked during movies
Because I love you, I'm going to leave blemishes of crimson and purple that cant be explained away.Because I love you, I know your every move; you can't leave unless I say.Because I love you, I'm going to make everything you've done seem small.Bec
Because I love you I'll protect you from harm from sickness and tears I'll make sure you smile 'till it hurts and your laughter never dies Because I love you I'll make you laugh till you get an ab workout
Verse one Two years ago we met and fell in love You pulled me out of the pit That I had no idea I was even in You showed me what it was like for someone to Love me for who I am
Love is a gift That could be as swift As holding her hand Or having matching bands
Because I love you, I will cherish you For who you are. I will help you, I will stand beside you. I will encourage you When no one else does.   Because I love you, I will make an
What is love? It is an Idea?  a thought? a feeling? Is it the filling of a void that has long been missing? Is it the acknowledgent of another? Love can be all of these things and more,
I know we're just friends; just some Little kids, just making amends. i'm nOt asking for you to fall head-over-heels for me i'm not asking you to hug me, scold me, or adVise me. i just want you to keep talking:
The day I met you I was confused, The message you sent me that made my mind and heart flutter, I still remember, I was fixated on your looks at first but then it became your heart,
Do you really love me?like love me love menot for what I haveor what I can do for youbutfor me the real methe me that is affectionate, considerate, sincereandable to be loved
Because of you I didn't look at the scars I disregarded your words I let myself get hurt Because I thought we'd work Because I love you   You fixed me You destroyed me
Maybe someday she’ll love me as I do her  
Because I love you, I will be your best friend first, and your significant other second. Because I love you, I will always be a phone call away.
It's 7 in the morning I'm off to my first place of learning Imaginative Writing When suddenly The lady whom I've given the best 3 years of existnece to 
Because I love you…Anything goes and I’ll stayRespect: a mutualUnderstanding youIsn’t too di
I hate what he did, I hate that I loved him, I hate how he moves, I hate that I can't stop watching him. I don't want to feel, I don't want to breathe, I don't want you to know, I don't want him to see.
Pint Sized that's what they are the hearts that fill their minds, blocking the very essence of the reality of time I see the faces of my worst enemies Screaming the worst of my inner pain
Because I am a young adult I will reach out to you whenever you are in need. Because I am kind, I will give you endless mercy. Because I am a rose who grew from concrete, I will empathize with you.
You bring me flowers unexpectedly with nice gestures here and there; you love me  We get into arguments, what relationship is perfect; you love me not  You can always cheer me up when I'm sad,and not feeling worthy; you love me
From the beginning of my life everyone told me I could be anything I wanted to. "Anything," they said, "Anything you want." Then I got older, and life became "practical." I wanted to be a doctor. "Think practically," they'd say.
Because I love you, You love me more. Because I love you, I show you support. Because I love you, We are honest.
The hurt from words is the worst ever thing When comes from your “love” it really can sting The worst thing they can tell you Is, it really is you Because you want them to explain Why they feel no pain,
You bring me flowers unexpectidly with nice grestures here and there; you love me  We get into arguments what relationship is perfect; you love me not  You can always cheer me up when I'm sad,and not feeling worthy; you love me
You say you love me but it’s something more   It’s how you look at me with unwavering eyes They’re filled with desire, kindness, and generosity  
Perhaps this is not truly how love is. Perhaps, in some distant universe, Love is a more gentle thing. There, I would not have to promise you everything.
Because I love you I cherish more than your body I cherish your mind And the way you read books to expand it I cherish your soul And the way you look after others I cherish moments spent with you
Because I love you, we looked at the moon together. Because I love you, There is one bammy left for you Because I love you, The earth shifted Because I love you, The sugar in my tea is just right.
Because I love you, you're my everything Because I love you, there is no manipulation Because I love you, aren't just words I say they show in my actions   Because I love you, you are my King/Queen
Because I love you, you're my everything Because I love you, there is no manipulation Because I love you, aren't just words I say they show in my actions   Because I love you, you are my King/Queen
Because I love you, I am faithfulBecause I love you, I am kind and patientBecause I love you, I pray for you dailyBecause I love you, I am not selfishBecause I love you, I am not easily angeredBecause I love you, I am understandingBecause I love y
I work hard because i love you I won't slack might break my back because i love you ill stay around forever never frown because i love you
I love you, we're told, is the most wonderful- desired emotion. Some search their entire life. Some have never been without. Some hope the truth lies
Days turn into months And months into years As I patiently wait for your return. Just thinking, Where could you have gone. Gone like the wind. You left me her waiting, Just waiting.  
To my best friend who likes to call others perfect, but cannot see her own worth.   To my bestfriend who is always willing to listen, but then turns almost everything back to her.  
The street in which I walk is calm. My thoughts are clear;  I think of you. You are my idea of love.   Arms that hold me, eyes that pierce me. I know you're there. I think of you.
Because I love you I will be there when you suceed and when you fail for a high five or a shoulder to cry on and always a hug   Because I love you I will try to stop you
  “Because I love you.”I mutter. I’m not hungry. The thought of food disgusts me. I eat anyway.       “Because I love you.” I whimper. I’m curled in bed early.
I have never written a poem. But for you, I would write a symphony, because you make my heart sing. But for you, I would write a mystery, because you confuse me, yet I always figure you out.
You bring out the Romantic in me. The unbearable-but-somehow-funny pun-maker in me. The patient, pink and white rose-giver in me.   You bring out the Adventurer in me.
try it once try it twice try it again try to crawl back into your mangled skin try heroin how does it feel to lose your fear of needles and gain a new one
How much can you take Before you break. A little bit more- a push, a pull, a rip, a tear. How much can you bare? Oh dear, this is your game For your name. Will you fly away like a Mocking bird
  not till the year I found the worst coping mechanism of replacing meals with cigarettes and loving people who make me nervous had I ever found myself covering my own mouth
#BecauseILoveYou Because I love you I’ll try new things, But I’ll only try them with you. When I go get something to eat I’ll text You to see if you want anything, but why?
“Because I love you, you have to get rid of the toxic people you call friends… because I love you, you need to back off and give me space… “ I wish I could go back to that day.
I know I'm not the best at expressing my emotions I know I can come off as a drama queen I know, I'm not like other girls I know I could be a little more sympathetic I know I try hard not to try too hard
I felt it more When I was younger. The unconditional feeling of every touch and every hug. You were the nest and I was a tiny lovebird.   I could tell that you wanted me to grow. You decided
A path with nothing to fear. Walking on a road to nowhere. A path with nothing to see. We can chose who we want to be.
Let me love you Let me respect you Let me trust you Let me support you Let me promote you Let me make you happy Let me be your biggest fan   Don't patronize me Don't resent me
Because I Love You Declaration
He’s lazy and terrible, or at least that's what’s said About him in his mind's eye by monsters masquerading As people.  They try to break his spirit, They say he doesn’t work at all,
A child screams in the cold. A man cries for his lover. A woman dies by the words of a doctor. A boy bleeds for a victory-less war.  
Several things you do not know about me. People make the assumption that because I have brown hair and dark eyes, that I am basic.Indeed, I am.I collect keys and snow globes, but I hide them when my friends come around.I wear my heart on my sleeve
Aurora is the definition of beauty- skinny and p-r-e-t-t-y. Who needs a personality when men will fall for your appearance?   Ariel is selfless and brave.
Rapunzel’s captor Kept her From joy From wonder From curiosity   Rapunzel’s captor Left her Defenseless Restless Less   “Rapunzel, Rapunzel,
Six thousand five hundred and seventy days. In this tower, Pacing the floors, Memorizing the walls, Alone, For six thousand five hundred and seventy days.   Gothel is fond of books.
Pretty as seen, Oh, how one can hide. The red eyes see, Right through me. Haunting Haunting,
  Take my hand, little one
She had one job. One simple job. She must've went back for the basket. ... And her Fitbit. Kids these days.   Steps don't count themselves, You know. If you don't get 10,000
Everyday he watched. He watched the corn growThe bird cawThe children laugh. He watched them. They never knew he did,but what else could he do? He heard them.
Once upon a time, in the Red Sea, in the underwater kingdom of Bur Sudan, lived Queen Yaya /Trapped in her own kingdom/Silenced by traditionAnd empty after producing many heirs for a King /Triton, the careless, the traditional, the oppressor /Yaya
Once upon a time There laid a beast who hid herself all too well oh my, oh dear, oh Cinderella She was the wickedest of them all but her beauty veiled her perfectly well However, I've seen her true naure
Once upon a time a young beauty sleeps And in her dreams she asks: Are you out there? My dear mystery Because I am stuck Fantastic misery Waiting on your kiss
Since when does one become "evil"? Is it my pride that broods you? Or my age of wisdom and fairness No one Not even my little sister Could ever succeed?  
What if Cinderella was actually a slave whose prince led her through the Underground Railroad? What if Aurora had social anxiety? What if Snow White had Dissociative Identity Disorder?
they say she stayed in her tower for those cold years out of obedience adherence and requirement but perhaps it was fear the small window a reminder of a small role
Love brings joy and happiness, love can also control all. In order to protect her, lies turn to reality. Although I am handsome prince, and she the true ugly beast. But for the sake of true love,
I have a secret I wish for every drop of ice-cold rain in the world Will never drip into your delicate heart
Never shall I forget the ice-cold raindrops that drip into my heart. Never shall I forget those misery flow like a river of tears.
She opened her eyes Took a couple steps Looked into the pond And into its depths She saw her reflection She thought she was beautiful
Do you know about My Hub? Her world? My love? And why to her I nod? She cried out to me and I ran to her call And she's taught me how to stand and not fall Be Free! feel Free!! She kept on saying to me
Walking down the street I saw the three little pigs that live next to me. They all rush into their houses at the sight of me. To be different will be the death of me. I am not small like them.
How must I control my defensive impulses,
I'm done now, finished and screwed over The war is done now and I'm through! The clouds have been swept away  With the anger in their screams We're fighting with every itch we got left
I was given to her on her thirteenth birthday A bright red hood to symbolize her first red moon   Given to a girl who's grandmother loved her dearly
As I sat outside in the dark hall, the door across the way opened a little. I gazed at the door, observing the light that spilled out from the room it was concealing. Loud laughter that enchanted me
The surface oscillates Sunlight shimmers, shimmers, shimmers Like a kaleidoscope, like a disco ball, streaming light back and forth, back and forth Like a circle swirling on, on, on Rise, break, fall
I am Icarus who is in love with the Sun.   In your own sweet and delicate way,You are a burning light of emberThat has sparked what is nowA raging inferno within my soul.  
Never have I asked for this, A dungeon with a twist. Never did I want this, A chain lays heavy on my wrist. Never could I pondered this, A life on the list. It was never supposed to happen,
Once Upon A Time. Of course. She was turned out by her evil stepmother. Of course. To be murdered by the Huntsman.  Who changed his mind. Of course. And then taken in by 12 Dwarfs.
Sometimes I feel cold and dark Sometimes I act cold and dark It's not my true self It's not who I want to be Malice Malice is what I named her Malice is who my friends call her. . . Well. . .me
Mirror, Mirror on the wall Why am I short, Why am I not so tall Who is the fairest of us all Who does the prince want to take to the ball
Belle, Once upon a time You came into my life. You made me smile. You help me find the Light that shines Within.
  There was once a time in a far off place A town sat about a strange, but not unfamiliar, monolith Stood there a palace built on hate and waste  
I'm sorry I couldn't keep us alive. I'm sorry I couldn't hold you tight. I'm sorry for not being able to sufficiently provide. I'm sorry that for our safety we had to hide.
Once upon a time there was a nigerian boy named Ayodeji Ayodeji was a very reserved and lonely child who never had any friends Ayodeji would always mess with other kids so he would not feel alone in preschool
    Love beyond distance is not one that you can always see but is one that you could always feel is not an easy love but is capable of fighting the worse war before
black boy joy is the twenty-five year oldrepression of tear droplets, spread belowblack m
“Oh Rapunzel, Rapunzel! Let down your hair.” “Since that is the ladder, I will climb it, and seek my fortune.” Sure you could climb up halfway, Your boyish valor shining brighter than the sword at your hip,
Once upon a time, Princess Dove lived a life of royalty. Once upon a time, Queen Cinderella and King Charming protected their little princess. Once upon a time, Captain Hook left the Jolly Roger. Once upon a time, An unexpected love began. This is
Once upon a time,
There once was a lonely Giant Who hated all others, he said He would let no one live with him He sought no-one’s company   Who hated all others, he said
I'm sitting here. Waiting Waiting Waiting Where is he? Waiting  Waiting Waiting I'll just brush my hair. Waiting Waiting
WE are the children of America The children of those who traveled land and sea. The children of those who plowed fields and picked trees.
What's my name? What's my name?   The little mans's chant Pounding and Pounding and Pounding through my head That blasted question that took my everything.   One word If only I had known
So much depends on the blonde haired  boy, Who sits  in loneliness with head bowed regretting the decisions of his forefathers, He never wanted to be  a slave master, Never wanted to hurt the black man,
So much depends on the blonde haired  boy, Who sits  in loneliness with head bowed regretting the decisions of his forefathers, He never wanted to be  a slave master, Never wanted to hurt the black man,
You say you think you know me, But I think that you're confused Because if you really knew me You wouldn't say "abused." You say "locked up, imprisoned," Held tight from the inside,
  Boom! Crash! Snap. We can't protect the fallen. We can't relieve the screeching Even if we try.   Trembling and weak
Once Upon a time,  There was many a story told Maybe, a girl thought, too many stories  All of the princes, handsome and bold  All of the horses white as snow All of the villians, conquering territories
I am the wicked queen, the evil mother,  the vain one who sits on the throne. My daughter is far fairer than me.   I rule the kingdom well, but not well enough, for my subjects still fear me
Seven little kids are at home playing while momma is gone grazing. One by one eventually all are going to be gone, not knowing how long mom will be gone.
My name is... Well who cares, anyway? Who has truly cared as to whether or not my mouth formed words? I was an outcast, A weirdo, A lame boy, Geek, Nerd, Goggles...
The shoe didn’t fit.   The disappointed woman trudged away, sulking, and disappearing into the circle of curious townsfolk
When I was young, I was young. When I am old, I am old.   When I was young, The colored analog TVs were new. When I am old, The colored analog TVs are old.  
I feel tired/  Tired of too many responsibilities/  Responsibilities I didn't ask for/  For I have never been affored choices/  Choices about where my life is going/ 
A long journey coming back from the outside world into my home, Around 40-60 minutes, I lay down and I breath heavily, So exhausted from this jog, the forests I went in gave my mind something to be distracted by, 
The sobbing mother cringes as her baby cries. She wishes they had warned her just how loud a deaf child’s screams could be.
One day my prince will appear One day love will be near And I'll be free To leave this tower and flee Because my prince will have found me   I have waited so long For my prince, big and strong 
Come little Red whispered a soothing voice Come here to me, I will show you the path Come little Red it's time to make the choice Come here to me and not face grandma's wrath  
Adali offered Father’s stranger more wine. We all knew he’d accept. On our way to the woods though,
I am too much, too much. Too quiet they say, too shy (I'm obnoxious when I talk, it's better this way) Too rebellious, they say, too passionate (I'm just trying to find my way, never thought I'd reach 18)
  “You be careful, young lady” “Yes, mother” Whatever. Like I’m never Careful.  
I don't know whereto beginJust trying to breatheit all inInside my mind fromdeep within
she was wearing her favorite dress that day, the one with all the colors. it shimmered and danced in the light as she twirled with glee. fresh flowers framed her lovely face,
Father's gone Knock Knock I can't answer without Father. Knock Knock Please leave Silence A Rose A Vase A Note Knock Knock No! I'm too ugly Knock Knock No! He's inside. I'll hide. 8 petals remain Knock Knock Who's she?
If only they knew How their words hit me Like bullets from a gun. If only they knew How broken they have made me. If only they knew How their words echo in my head Like a song on repeat.
  Miss in, your infinite jest              your classic fury              your talking seeds   Mist, the clouds of vermillion          the masquerade of bells          the chef behind red
Once upon a time A girl loved a boy. A bewitching boy. A boy she had never met A boy she only knew from afar But a boy she loved nonetheless.   One day the girl got a message
My skin This here,is my skin And I love it,  well ast least now I do anyways But I grew up hatng it, Society always bringing me down, Never getting a break because of me skin. I,
Never mind what I said before because now I'm not sure Never mind what they say because they don't know us  Never mind how I felt because that was the past  Never mind the past.  
This brown eyed boy  I have worshipped  As if he were a God  As if a day without his smile, his laugh, his warmth Would hurt me  As if a night without his touch, his lips, his breath against my neck 
I am angry I am angry at the word Society I am angry that people still think Anorexia is just for girls and I am angry at the term "Pro Ana."
Let his blood drip on your feet little princess and you will receive eternal life Holding the knife in hand, it is tempting
I think I’m in love I feel butterflies every time I look at him I get blushing rosy pink cheeks when he smiles at me I feel myself around him
What does independence mean to you? Well good question And a good question deserves a good answer For me independence is a time to be free Free from internal bondage and bonfire
Once Upon A Time Little Red Riding Hood was not followed by a wolf he was but a man along. He had no fangs,  no claws,  but his hands were strong and his heart was cold.  He had a smile
The beauty holds the rose in beauty. Lush petals bloom and glimmer in her fleshly palms, and the dew drips, drips, drips to the stone floor
We found eachother, his thorny eyes were cured as my tears fell Our wishes came true and we were happy.   Happy was then what we I wished to be As he could only be if my tears continued to fall    
You know the ending of every fairy tale, You learn that the hero gets the princess, You ignore the characters that get sacrificed, The wolf stands alone in the forest, His flowers as his company,
Awake from her dream, She started to wander, Looking for the place, The possibility of wonder; "If only it were real, If only it were not slumber", But the Cheshire Cat,
Your name is only whispered in the dark, but I'm not lonely.   Every hello is an unfinished love letter to you, but I'm not lonely.   I spend every sunset without you, 
Ashes to Ashes, Bones to Bones, Violence sits upon a throne. Beauty is second, Only to the king. For the king is violence, Which goes unseen.
I don't want to write something, it's fake. I don't want to be happy, it's fake. I don't want to take a photo, it's fake. And I don't want to share connections when they are fake.
Do not call her beautiful Instead Call her powerful Call her loyal Describe the pleasant ache You get in your cheeks
Love is a Dangerous Chess Game. Make the right move, then you'll choose. Make the wrong move, then you'll lose. Don't move, you'll get dropped.
you told me, i’m a fighter, you told me, you’d always be here. you were your sister’s protector, and I’m my brother’s keeper, you suffered
You are my light, When my path isn’t bright. Your heart is made out of gold, While mine is trying to be bold. You will always shine during the night.  
Why can’t a woman be a man? And why can’t a man be a woman?   Generations have passed and nothing is subdued.
You may know jack from back in the day but let me tell you what I learned today Jack is a theif  It's quite a long tale so I'll make it brief He stole those magic beans 
Once upon a time...There lived an ogre in the clouds. He had all the money in the world from a golden hen, He had the loviest music in the world from a golden harp.
my story would seem like it endedwhen i became tired, when igave up, or whenever the clock
A boy Born in a wooden shed up on a mountain in old Ireland The mother A woman A name never known Died delivering him to his new home A man Owner of the shack Found him in the back
Yes I am a princess and so are you Yes I am a princess with ratty hair and tattered shoes but you must remember Cinderella was that way too Must I be beautiful, wear an itchy dress? 
Laying on the couch with my golden hair sprawled out. My big blue eyes are glued to movement beside me. I watch the figure move around through my rose tinted glasses. Putting down those pesky little hairs sticking out from his head. Setting the br
Everybody runs when they see my black charcoal coat of fur. Everybody runs as they see me stalking the streets late at night. When everyone should be asleep. When everybody should be, Hidden. Safe from me.
Whether it is sooner or later, people will reveal their true colors. Eventually, the sparkling gleam of fairytales and new beginnings fades into the dark enchanted woods of reality. Imperfections. Losses. Disappointments. Failures.
Who are you? You're a French blonde.  You laughed at Dumbledore's speech, and you called the boy who lived "this little boy". What are you? You're a girl who goes to Beauxbatons, and you got 
When he left she thought her life was over. Everything looked gray. Where there had once been happy children playing in the park, there was a silence. Where that had been a man selling balloons,
Twenty one point three. Twenty one point three million. Twenty one point three million refugees Half of which aren’t even eighteen, Forced from home simply because,
Lost as I am,  I survived the raid. Those throwing stones didn't know my name. Lost as I am, still I wait. The patience came from within. Lost as I am, I trusted your judgement,
Lost as I am,  I survived the raid. Those throwing stones didn't know my name. Lost as I am, still I wait. The patience came from within. Lost as I am, I trusted your judgement,
I. Forgive me, father, for I have sinned   II. Fluorescent lights contrast dawn the Sun has yet to break
I wanna hear a poem I wanna hear a poem about the one that got away I wanna hear a poem about the hate I wanna hear a poem about the underdogs and the ones who follow behind
Once Upon a Time Once Upon Once   Not once, but many times, there is a girl.   A girl
If you only knew why the curtains are never open,or how my family became broken,If you only knew why they close the door,
For every single lie that was told to me I Regret even believing Now wanting to mingle Niggas fake like the Kardashians Damn If I go could Back and start Over I would
I am the hairy Mexican girl your daughter makes fun of at school The one whose mother you don't look in the eyes when she's your cashier at the gas station You know me  
It never seems to stop. The ticking of the clock, The mocking whispers in the backdrop And shadows of the giggles, aiming to stalk.   It never seems to stop. Walking quickly with the head bowed,
America, Mother of artifice, You have stood the test of time. Revolution, Slavery, Democracy, and Capitalism, As one of your biological children I can honestly attest that our relationship is truly bitter-sweet.
Content notice: Violence against people of color, people with disabilities, trans wimmin, and gender nonconforming people; allusion to suicide, sexual violence, and genocide. End of content notice.  
America the Great Is that what you call a land brimming with hate? Where anyone who doesn’t fit in with a social norm Is resigned to a life of being taunted and scorned. Where anyone who stands out a bit
America, America, the price of freedom fought, The colonies contested all the way, oppression and tyranny not, Washington exalted, to be my country’s father, Planting the seeds for those to eat, in this blessed patria
WiTh lIbErTy and JuSTicE fOR AlL   is what many refuse to say, how can an old message become less true,  our president wanting to get back to old roots, sadly his trees are losing fruit, Muslim Bans,
America, great nation raised above others Full of opportunities and promises Rich in culture, people, and languages. You pull me with your magnificent beauty which is unlike any other.
Even if I closed my eyelids, Splattered streaks of various colours, Binding the painting together, he bids. Even if I close my eyelids, The cooing of his words as he writes
In America, the land of the privileged and home of hate, 
America, the great, we scream to the wind.  Great because of who we are.    We The People,  who have fought against adversity,  who have denied having boundaries.    We The People, 
America the Great America the Brave America for the rich, white, straight America land of Immigrants, "go back to where you’re from" America Democracy is just a front
Park in your usual spot. Step out of the car. Slam the door shut. You were too loud. They’re going to notice that.   Walk into the school. Stop by your locker. Walk to your home room.
America, America the great land of the free, but what is wrong with this picture, we don't have complete liberty. The government has changed things that the Founding Fathers thought
I was taken advantage of. I gave you everything you could ever want.  
Title: Breadcrumming Breadcrumming, drumming, drumming Fleeting on my wings feet running Its sunny, sunny, sunny Each morsel, messaged savored Am I stupid? No your too stunning  
Where I’m from, The ocean hugs the coast And kisses the sky To remind the sun and Moon That it is in charge.  
Land of the free And home of the brave That’s what they’d say. Yes, That’s what they say.     But then like a plague
What do you see when you look at me? Do you see a threat or do you see me? From my beautiful black nappy hair all the way down to my black feet. When I look in the mirror, I see me. I love me.
THE LAND OF THE FREE? Noah Q. Parker   The land of the Free According to another man’s history Make America Great Again!
America the great Sprinkled with flavored hate   What’s cloaked under a promise Comes out to be dishonest   Called the land of the free But how much will that be?      
Is this really America?  Is this the land of the free? Or is this the land for the Caucasian,  The ones whose skin shines brightly? What was the plan they had When they created our country's flag
Twisted Soul A heart dark as midnight You hurt my people, do you not love my people My brother, there’s way too many of you dying
I am a girl that can’t gain weight. I get judged every day because of how small I weigh. I am a girl that can’t gain weight. I had surgery multiple times when I was really young. I am a girl that can’t gain weight.
we are ghosts in america. invisible, empty, alone. "land of the free" only applies to those born the part. they have never felt lost in a place called home.
America, the brave? More like America the Slave. Founded on the oppression Of millions, and millions. Our ideals of freedom are only for those
History repeats itself like a broken a record. 200,000 years living together as a race, but yet our society is stuck on hate. Stuck on hate. Stuck on hate.
I am free And I am great Yet, Still I seem To boil with hate   My residents have rights And they continue to appear Yet, they complain and fight As I live in fear  
America How could you? I trusted you, I believed  in you, And now with every passing day I weep As this once great nation is now in shambles.   How could we stray so far
I read a book that said, There is one kind of prison where you are inside, and the things you want are outside, There is another kind of prison where you are outside, and the things you want are inside.  
Land of the free and home of the brave We claim to be  We may be free from chains but we are not yet free from Hatred    How is it freedom if people are afraid to be who they really are?
America: the land of the free and the home of the brave Where the only people that are free, are not the same as those who are brave They hide behind their privilege
Make America Great Again, America was Great.   America was Great, January, The third friday, The 20th,
Together, we can ... Unite as one ... Use our voices as one to demand respect and equality ... Prove ourselfs through furthering our education Together we can make a huge difference in our diverse community.
Cry your American tears On my American heart I'll dry them like Americans do, my dears We shall use money to dab our eyes We shall use the arms of others, To warm our cold nightsWe'll take their rights To keep our future bright And then we’ll neve
The country with the red, white, and green  Or is the red, white, and blue  To me it does not matter  But for others it does  Where someone comes from  it is important. 
One nation under God, With liberty and justice for all. This may be true if you are white, You didn't have to fight for your right To be considered equal.   Fear, oppresion, and injustice cause unrest.
we are Different  a family with yellow skin, dark brown eyes, broad, flat noses we are Different waiting in line for the U.S. Customs and Border patrol on our drive back from Canada, a family vacation
Welcome to America Aland which I’m fromPromises of FreedomAnd yet freedomFailed to comeWe fought through the painAnd miserynow its time to be truly freeand redemption is closerBut the battle is far from Over America, the land of opportunityThe lan
From time I find myself thinking aboutJanuary 2015 but it's April 2017.
Change is inevitable Change the inevitable Life is a repeating bell curve Ups and downs on a massive scale And America is on the down turn -                    Unemployment: 4.5%
When I was a kid I learned what it meant to have privilege. I learned what my skin color meant for my advancement. I never felt very smart I was just able to talk to adults.
Sweet land of liberty, are we really free? How can we have liberty with no unity? Did WE hail at the twilight's last gleaming? It is not possible for us to hail at the twilight's last gleaming when
America the beautiful, isn't she lovely? Built for the free, convenient she forgot about me Declaration of rights for them not we, isn't she lovely? She kills us in the streets and strikes below the belt, at the knee
America the Great, America the Free, Right?   If we’re so great,   Why am I scared Of the shackles of student loans?  
America, land of promise, land of pride, where dreams were never to be denied; At least that's what they'd say,  But time has passed, and troubles too have come and gone, 
Land of the FREE All good all bad it's never just that easy Once great, great again? Please try and believe me
we’re in a state of fear. a state of haven’t said the pledge all year, a state of not allowed in public restrooms, a state of guessing whose life will fall apart first.
America. A land of diversity. A land of opportunity. A land to start over and create a new life. A land of honesty, hope, and freedom.
Sick. Sick and tired, From running so very far, Hurt. Hurt and bleeding, This wound left a scar, Black. Black and bruised, So deep from this injury, Open. Open and flowing,
They call us "free" "Free" is what they call us But is that the case for us No  We aren't "free" at all  We are the Land of the Slaves We follow the rules of what you say to do
Heart so sweet, so kind, so nice Passionate and giving, but never thinking twice about the threats that come at night. Fighting the darkness that is building inside Slowly losing that glow that used to be bright.
"Where are you from?" a curious woman asks as she inadvertently touches my hair caressing the long ebony braid of African curls that are supposedly the tell-tale mark of a foreigner.
I remember when my grandmother used to bathe me in her pink granite 90s bathtub She would pick me up a cup, laced with BPA, and fill it with lukewarm water Never too hot, for it might harm the child
Red for the color of her first car that she was so ecstatic about, For the stop sign she saw the other driver disregard,
What does the flag mean to me? You want me to say something cliché Like freedom Joy Peace  But all in all to me the flag  Mean the exact opposite of free People would get mad  If I were to shout  America was never great But what they don't get is
The class started with the line "First they came for the Jews" And eyes refused to meet mine   "First they came for the Jews" Bubbles across my desk
All people are created equal! Our constitution states it, and so should I. From north to south and east to west, Everyone on earth should say it   All people are created equal!
I am from many a house none of which I can call home I am from cracked bleeding sore toes, my only friend for many years, feeling deep in the woods only when I was alone
The Power of Words and Pain. kids grow up to be a person to be a someone,  knowing that pain is death why live, words and pain isn't just something its a spirit.. how do you expected to have this in a world or lost
America the Great, At least in theory. America the Great, Why are we so dreary?   America the Great, Unemployment, welfare. America the Great, No politician could truly care.  
We the people, We the great, We the wonderful, We the states,   Remember when you were young?
Orange peels roasting on the hearth, My brown feet, becoming one with the earth, It slithers up my ankles and around my waist, The beautiful woman, the touch, the taste.   Her snowy skin, cold as hell,
Where I'm from, Murder is more sanctified than a woman tasting the sweet ichorous of her lover. Where I'm from,  Boys are battered and bashed and broken for a lack of masculinity.  Where I'm from,  
Where I'm from, Murder is more sanctified than a woman tasting the sweet ichorous of her lover. Where I'm from,  Boys are battered and bashed and broken for a lack of masculinity.  Where I'm from,  
America the beautiful America the brave America is exciting But do we always behave? Americans have a "can-do" attitude Americans are winners Thats the American way 
I am from the collection of lip balms From lemon-scented hand soaps and shoes with bows I am from the house only a lighter brown than our neighbors’
When was the last time a young girl wasn’t dress-coded or sexualized just because it was 85 degrees outside? When was the last time an immigrant earned enough money from one job to support their family?
What A Land we walk through We gun through, we cut through We charge through the land we have.  What A Land we cultivate We uproot and reroute from the Nations to the united states
Lawmakers and citizens alike Tell me what should and should not  Be done to my body. Standards are warped And vary across the board.   Do not tattooo yourself; Men think that is trashy.
How awful it isTo live in this worldWhere old lovesMove on and forgetAll the good you had How awful it isTo live in this worldWhere strangers passWithout a care forThose around them
O Great America  With the Racial Diversity  Don't you think the hat has tipped  And tumbled. Buy another one O Great America  With all the money  Can I have some please? You should be oh so fine
Mr. Giant Mr. Giant How does it feel to be so tall? Your head always in the clouds Not giving us a single glance. Mr. Giant Mr. Giant Have you ever thought to look down?
America is still beautiful as ever before, But has strain so far from her start. She used to stand on the Word of God alone, But now she stands on strife, hate and war.
The bell rings each morning at 8:35, exactly. At 8:37, thousands of students stand up in unison, Placing their hands over their hearts, reciting a pledge A pledge that claims, 'liberty and justice for all'.
Scarlet That's the color it was Scarlet That's the color of blood   Blue After it's all through Blue Everything turns blue   Red That's the color of the heart
You told me I was free, Free to be whoever I want to be. Free to fly, Free to succeed, Free to reach for the sky, Free to love  
"America is the land of the free" But only if you're of the majority And you don't dream of questioning the authorities.   "America is the land of the free" But your basic human rights it can't guarantee
It states in the Constitution, Our beloved document, That every man is equal. That the freedom of speech is a Basic Human Right.
My soul is tired,When will I get used to this feelingThe race has begun And once again I trail behind the others. So this is the truth,I belong in the back of the back of the line. How long will it take until I cross the finish line?“I am no longe
Instagram, Facebook, That is all it took, Took to lead these teens Out into the streets To live what they'd seen On some little screen.  
Why not write poetry? Who says you can't create New words on a blank page To make another smile To bring back memories To pass a lengthy day
I like sitting with the clear, little moon.We understand each other, and don't askAbout pasts, which for us both is a boon.I don't question her craters, or what
Seeing you do the things that you love- That smile you get That glint in your eye That shine of your soul That burst of pure life
Allegiance Inspired by Safia Elhillo   I pledge allegiance to my bed & to my mother’s Sunday morning pancakes & burnt bacon. I pledge allegiance
What happened to the time when people made it a point to say hi and happiness didn't come from a buy and children were seen playing outside
American pride is wrongfully written its true meaning is hidden beneath zealous jingoism   pride, on a Mohs scale, is a ten
I Remember  I remember when I was a child I used to love to sing "O'beautiful for spacious skies"  During picnic in the spring   I remember telling my foreign friends
  I’m proud to be an American, For surely we are blessed! The Hand of God reaches lovingly out to caress Our saints, our patriots, our sons we’ve laid to rest.   I’m proud to be an American—
America the beautiful The home of the brave High fly the flag Until it is burned Protest, riot, march Violence and hatred Flood the streets of our cities Like beans spilling out of a slit
America the Great, we say Calling ourselves Saints. With pride and freedom and power  Striving through all cracks- You stare into a faulty mirror,  As if you were in a fun house and believe what you see 
I am proud of America. I am proud to live in a land of rights for all. I am proud to follow in the footsteps of those who came before.  
America, the beautiful place full of obesity and intolerance, where there’s a McDonald’s on every corner, but a homeless veteran on every corner too.
I grew up being told you can achieve anything you want I grew up being told to love not hate I grew up being told that America is the land of the free
help hurt help hurt help hurt help hurt help hurt help hurt help hurt help hurt help hurt help hurt help l help hurt help hurt help hurt help hurt help hurt help hurt help hurt 
  Forest all around No compass can direct Our guide where to go He is lost He wanders Aimlessly We are lost
America the Great, The land of the free, This is my home And you won’t take it from me.   We split from Britain In a bloody war, where Brothers fought brothers, and
America has come far from the days of slavery, of abuse and torture, pain
  I am... I am hurting                      I am smiling I am in pain                       I am helping you I am broken                       I am fixing you
America, land of the free, home of the brave America, scars still fresh, from the war bestowed upon you America, you are suffering, you are hurting America, ruled by the corrupt, ruled not by the people
The land of the free                   The land of the free?         It’s funny,   Through my eyes we have quite the divide A Problem that supposedly a wall will rectify
   I woke up to the acceptance of ignorance and hate  To people telling me to get over the feelings in my blood, the history it carries didn’t matter
Oh, say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave O’er the land of the free And the home of the brave?   Oh, say, do the people of the nation still pray For peace and for justice,
America, spit-shined shoes and starry-eyed saints,  heart beating under the trumpets you are an ingenue, a stock image of sensibilities.   America, your shadow looms over me.
I am what you call a latina Just another mexican niña I am what you call a pansexual Once again another ignored label   America the Great
We the people fought When the British told our religion was a rot We the people fought When the Mayflower took us to a wrong spot We the people fought When we refused to be Britains robot
When I was seventeen, the world fell apart. I’ve never seen anything like this before, Men falling down left and right in the trenches,
bittersweet is a girl with two left feet somehow wanting to dance into my life and making me feel again   bittersweet
I have been with so many people I have been with so many people
The land I fly for is not the land I should fly for. The land I fly for honors my stripes and stars but not each other. The land I fly for only knows inequality.
At the arena Section 105 A girl stands in the staircase, microphone in hand We were told that we would celebrate our great nation we were never told, however, to stand and take the hats off our heads.
When I looked into the mirror, it’s hard to tell what I saw. Because for the longest time I was never considered a person. Rather a mistake.
Nothing is sadder than someone thinking- No! Believing they don't matter. You don't see it just to look, Can't tell what of her was took, Not for lack of love. She is surrounded with it. 
"Mark that you've read and accepted the terms and conditions" No one reads them, no one hears them, no one helps them. "You can't log in without accepting the terms and conditions" The 'Land of the Free', or so they say
Drip Drop Drip Drop Listen To The Rain Drip Drop Drip Drop Riding Down The Lane
Sometimes when I say Sorry... I don't mean it. Sometimes when I say Sorry... I do it again. But sense I feel for you more than my friend.
It’s time for change. In America, Women getting told They shouldn’t have worn that. In America, Men getting told
The man in the orange mask does not know my struggles. He does not know my intentions. Or my dreams.   But how could he? For it is a nation that strived on the working class,
I am constantly bouncing, From one moment to another, Some happy, some not.   I am constantly living, From one day to another, Some enjoyable, some not.   I am constantly smiling,
B-e-u-a-tiful No that's not right B-u-e-a-tiful No that's not it either Why do I have such trouble Spelling such an easy word One that I’ve been taught all my life And have always heard
Question one. How did Nazi Germany rise to power? A) Religion B) Scapegoating C) Nationalism D) All of the above.  
                                                                  What would you change?                                                                                                   
America the Beautiful America the free But is that something that we truly are being Violence fills our minds Lies crawl under our skin We our a robotic country that truly cannot win Day to night
I've seen grief in the form of quiet tears in the dark of night. I've seen grief in the form of checkered pillows to muffle the screams. I've seen grief in the form of cigarette smoke puffing in from the garage.
My people hunted here, Where white people now stand, And where are my brothers, In Oklahoma, where we were pushed away. My friends are hated, For being black, Asian or Hispanic,
Hatred feels nice when no one’s there to love And the blisters of apathy fester. Hatred feels nice when peace is gone, no dove And nobody’s there to be the jester.
Yes, America is a great place to live  America is like the Hollywood of the world that everybody wants to visit People wearing the American Flag Print Loud and proud  Singing the national anthem by heart 
November 7. I know she'll win, She has to win. We will at least have a voice. All he brings us is humilliation. And he will bring us to our destruction. I prayed extra hard tonight.
No Nee Neit Nein Nahi Voch Non Lo La Hapana No
Sometimes when I'm trying to do lots of homework and i'm completely overwhelmed i hear your voice in my head telling me to make a list.  Sometimes when i call you on the phone
You bring me blue roses, at the end of every day. And that blue smile you carry, will never fade away.   Always showering me with, blue hugs and blue kisses. But when we depart,
Hand over heart, head lifted to Old Glory. A flicker, a single thought, crosses my mind. I remember, I remember when ash rained down like new fallen snow,
America Where they say to be yourself But "yourself" should be beautiful So you make Yourself Only you know you will never compete  With the image on the screen Or the perfect aesthetic squares
  Over the screams of homosexuality, of Islam.  The hope of immigrants, victims. Over the screams of gender equality Enraged women, men, Freedom without persecution, is ideal,
God Bless America! Where the grand homes spit on the peasent who make the ground they walk on God Bless America! Where black infestation is eliminated by the wonderful cops who are suppose to be protection
Unity If there is anything Our country needs more of It is That five letter word.
"America the great" huh? How about America the fake? How about this joke that we take for the media, What about the corruption of our images?America the land of materialism, the bought, the sold, 
What is Sober? Sober like fresh oxygen; like recognizing the earth as it rotates? I'm not sure. Sober like feeling a horses spine underneath my fingertips. Sober like understanding a divison between real and fake.
Anna is the smell of oatmeal with pears and strawberries Illegal in the eyes of the judiciaries More hot and heavy than every star in Aries Anna and I held hands in eighth grade "Your hands are sweaty."
Ex-Army Boy, Sapper Boy.
I am so lucky... I am so lucky that I didn't have to live in a house that didn't have any heat in the middle of winter.    But I did...   I am so lucky that my mom always had a job and money
A light flickers in the upper left apartment. An artist Looking for inspiration. The light turns on, Then off, Then on, Then again, darkness. The artist is searching his mind. He sits.
All my life I had to fight All my life I had to fight I fought My family The people I thought were my friends Even that fool down the street
"Why do we even have scholarships for minorities?" You know, you're right Why should I get a scholarship for being bullied for the size of my lips in the 3rd grade
My grandmother saw America not as a land of opportunity, but as a last resort. Taking off only when there was nothing left Leaving because a twenty-six-year-old with four children cannot provide on a dime.
Women can do it too   Women are smart as can be     Women are strong, can't you see?       Women have muscles         Women can also hustle            Women can do it too
Noon day inspiration   unrighteousness is sin all sin will be paid for     
I dreamed the unspeakable Nearly to the realm of unimaginable But not quite Rewind to last night Moments before I awoke To the beep of my 6:30 alarm And the vivid imaginings I held
I am smart and pretty I wonder about my future I hear my conscience telling me I can't do it I see my life going forward I want to be successful
“Land of the free*” As if.   As if women do not scream for equality As if black people are not afraid As if trans kids are not shunned And the gay flag tucked away  
Look at the world, What have we done everything is out of place. Look at my generation, Do they see what I see cause if they did won't they be scared. Look at the people, God is not proud.
Sometimes I just wanna sing So loud it makes my ears ring But it's not enough It'll never be enough I've got no better way to say   I love you, I need you, I want you, I miss you
The Irony in Having the Name “Hope” H.C.   My name is Hope and I may be white But that does not mean that I am blind To the violence To the discrimination
God’s saving grace He reached out and touched this place Filled with love and care for all He made it so we would not fall Just with God’s saving grace  
My black is beautiful. I’m not what media perceives me to be as a black woman - I can’t be loud, I can’t yell. I can’t express myself in the most
What were you doing the night of August 28, 1955? How were you feeling on May 15, 1970? Where were you on March 3, 1991? What about on April 29, 1992? October 9, 2005?  
This is not a biased poem. I just refuse to become another victim because my aspirations speak louder than my destiny or what the government expects of me.   
Little girls often forget who came before them, The rights that were fought for them, Grandmothers who fought in the hopes that someday,
When the hurricane has blown away and the earthquake finally stops, When ground zero is just another thing you see on your way to work or school or some other thing,
If I had one more day with you, I'd ask about your life. I'd learn so many things, Even hear about the bad times.   If I had one more day with you, You would show me more about cars.
I remember the first time you did it The first time you made me feel like my body was no longer my own I remember the first, second, and third time you made me bleed or when I would hold back tears so you wouldn't call me weak and then you would b
A beginning. New life, bright lights. Tiny fingers, tiny toes. A brand new life, a newfound cry, I hold you close. I watch you grow.   You are my flower, my favorite joy.
2016 was the year I learned the definition of an anachronism, someone who doesn’t mold into their own time period, as if they’re some alien from another planet, a time traveler indefinitely stuck in the wrong century.
A year ago today, I was half asleep. I heard the alarm ring through the streets Hands up! Don’t shoot! Hands up! Don’t shoot! and I? I pressed snooze. A year ago today, I went back to sleep –
Many voices cry out in agony, Many voices are left out. Many voices are heard in the outrage, Many voices are left out. Many voices have many perspectives, Many voices ignore many voices,
Life always surprises others with its unexpected gifts, as usual.   Life. It always passes us by t o o  f a s t. We fall into routine,
Fatal Infatuation   As a child I was told of the significance of what we call love The sweet serendipity that it brings to your life
I declare myself free. I declare, I declare, I declare—   I declare myself free.   It’s been so long since I’ve felt this good. So long since I’ve been blessed with ease.
Free   Kay L. Jordan   I declare myself free. I declare, I declare, I declare—   I declare myself free.   It’s been so long since I’ve felt this good.
I declare myself free. I declare, I declare, I declare—   I declare myself free.   It’s been so long since I’ve felt this good. So long since I’ve been blessed with ease.
A year ago around this time I had my first love, she was an absolutely stunning girl to me. She was the girl that helped me through my sadness as my brother was in jail, but she was also the one who put me into sadness.
Determination,  It's the driving force that lies deep within my soul.  There is only one goal, success. Two jobs and a full time student, overwhelmed with stress.
I am from the suburbs and I am unaware of what the city has to offer and how it will shape me   I love to make sure people can trust me in a relationship I love having other people rely on me  
To listen, or not to listen? That is the question Whether it is right to listen to the sound of others Following what they believe to be of sound mind Or to take a stand for one's own thoughts,
 Something about ME isn't the same But that's normal, I'M always changing Everyone is right? We aren't always the same individual There was ME, ME, and also ME And now there's a new ME
All because of a slip A fall A simple miscalucation of my feet and my world came tumbling down As I lay there on the ground Once again I became That Girl   The same girl from all those years ago
“Hello.” I say I reply, “It has been a while.” “You have grown.” “I’m the same height, but yes.” “You lived.” “Yes.”
I don’t believe in coincidences and not in accidents. I don’t believe in “fate” But it is in my faith where I find myself to believe. I believe in a life filled with purpose.
The bright, warm sun shines on my face as I roll down my friends tinted window on my side. The people in the back, including the driver, roll down their window as well.
I saw the oceans crash and the sky turn blue and the moon pulling the tides. The shades of pink surrounding the star that brightened my long everlasting night.
A change in me - I said that would never be  And something more - I said what would that be fore    I love the way I am and what I'll be  I see no reason for a change in me  
Still and silent I float in the deep blue, the ocean is my master and I its slave.   Heels, check. Face, check. Glasses – better leave those here – check.
Locks of the true unknown lifting off of me like a thrown. Luscious lust of what we cannot have yet nothing more than a tangled past
I’m thankful for the stereotypical things. for my family  for my friends for the food on my plate when we say grace at Thanksgiving.    I’m thankful for the people that sit next to me at the table.
What am I?
One person One person scrabbled my thoughts One person brightened my world  One person filled my self confidence with light One person showed me the impossibility of "impossible"
I used to be the best; no one could touch me I aced all my classes without really studying Ha! Now, I struggle with what I could have should have would have done effortlessly
“Follow the rules,” “Buckle your seatbelt,” instructions you hear in and out of school.    You feel like a tool, extreme expectations, 
The boy who played the Dad to my Mom in preschool. The one who looks like a Who from Horton Hears a Who, and shifts his eyes when we walk past each other on the Coca-Cola stained floor of our church.
I’ll never forget The day it all started. Driving home, I wasn’t excited to see you. I didn’t really miss you; Assuming it was nothing.   I’ll never forget The call to my best friend.
My sixteenth year was like,  A beautiful cherry blossom, Falling during the autumn. I had my ups and downs. One with plenty smiles and frowns Odes to my sixteenth year.  
Step back: Anger Red and disdain and keep asking why?!   Step back: Confusion Pink and heartstrings and keep wondering
I dream of hopes. Hopes that bring back humanities. I dream of lands. Lands that merge our world views. I dream of the sky. A sky where is shared by people on the Earth.
2016 such a  year full of fear lonely me trying to make it thru the year which tought me how to be sencire  througout the year with increase on fear   a beautiful women brough me cheer
A New Year, New Faces New Memories, New Places So much I discovered Faces were uncovered   It started off right, New year, new me But it quickly all ended
You shattered my heart Doing things I cannot speak Lips are so tarte Not against my cheek   I’m begging you Keep bringing the horror Only if I knew Things would get sorer  
  the weatherman always lies.     Friends were supposed to bring the sun but took it to another part of town
Old family, new home. Old feelings, new love. Blurry mind, lost and muddled, Blinded and naieve. Minds were changed, What was blurry became clear. Old love, new feelings. Unwanted and alone,
Throughout the years I have faced many challenges Filled with longsuffering and hardships No hope for the future at all Yet, each and every single one I have overcome   My eyes had been opened
They all say i look just like youBut not knowing you made me who i am today I never really bothered to ask why you wouldn't stay Whyd you turn your back?Whyd you make it about you? 
I remember  when I was younger I used to  drink in Life like a glass of water because it always seemed to refresh me. Always. I remember  when people used
2016 was 366 days of dreaming, of learning, of reflecting, of growing myself into the person I long to be.   2016 was 366 days of laughter, of ideas,
Tick tock, The hands spin round We all heard the clock but together we ignored it, It was distant, beyond our sight There’s still time left
People say I look just like her,  I act and talk like her.  I have her chubby cheeks and smile.  I have a passion for being on the stage like she did.  She was a fighter,
I am my mother’s son.   My apple has travelled its short distance - rolling passed high school. Here I’ve gained pride.  
And then, there was silence. You were just a memory. Your voice, your words, your face, your smile.
Cold a haunted corpse of a soul belongs within the depth of my inner body begging pleading for an epiphany of a future so bleak so barren like a mountain-less landscape
I cant breathe! YOUR world suffocates me. YOUR world, Yes! YOUR world because You have never made me feel welcomed in it. Am very much the alien, lost in YOUR world. Never ceasing to remind me that I am different.
I. They tell me that I am so lucky to be Korean. My friends pour their hearts out over celebrities that I cannot relate to My parents tell me of traditions that I never took part in
Last year I couldn't look in the mirror without being disgusted This year I look at myself and smile knowing I love who I am Last year
Ascending Ascending Ascending Ascending Rising up from pain and sorrow Rising above the raging fire
A year has passed I was always told hands for holding, For calling, For comforting. But now I belong to someone else My conscience will always point its way back to you.
These are my words. Listen to my words. For the technological advances have taken you elsewhere. Entrenched in such lair. All you want is fame and notoriety. And we can tell that it's somewhat unfair 
I woke up like this...    Except I didnt I worked hard for this   I am a an ant. Small, meaningless, expendable. Afraid of being stomped on by him For he is greater than I
If only someone had warned me This is what it’s like When you grow up. The fairy tales Are not the way
Jittery, nervous, yet excited, with giddy anticipation coursing through my veins;   Scared, uncertain, yet determined,
Next time you see me, I may look the same The same short blonde hair framing a pale face The same bright blue eyes behind the same lenses But don’t be fooled  
My worth Is filled within dark circles Bubbled in with  Soft lead  Nothing outside the lines    My worth  Is sometimes expressed as A number  First, 27 Then, 29  
November 9th, 2016 and my eyes restrain tears I feel the wrath of hundreds of eyes locking onto mine as I walk down the hallways of my high school
Traveling and language learning are my passions;So I do it as much as possible.From skimping out on homework to study KoreanTo studying abroad in Japan and Seoul in the summer of '16The excitement never ends
New friends were made new hobbies aquired a career found an attidute adjusted    New hobbies aquired some were lost an attitude adjusted a light in a sea of darkness  
we all have skin. some skin tight some skin loose sometimes wrinkly, sometimes smooth—   but my skin is Brown and to society that is not the sAme;   i am taught
The Paradox That Was 2016 Your 2016.  My 2016. The year of attacksThe year of deathThe year of Trump.
Faces aren't the sky, Saying they change in 12 hours is a lie. Lie down and think Think about how long it takes One hour, One day,
It Will Be Ok The days dragged on as if we were permanently in the dog days of summer, But we were graduating soon and had everything lined up.
There was a then and there is a now, the past allows To walk a life of fire, blinded by tempations and desire. Tiny speck of light in the dark shines through,
Listen I loved you,  I love you.  The light in your eyes seemed to fill my empty space.  You were there for everything.  You were my everything. I tried to be strong and say you could leave. 
00:00 01/01/17 The new year has arrived; time for the past year in review. Some are surprised we survived; “this was a year to eschew.”  
A light that beckons from a lamp. The yearning of our innocence, the drawing to our roots. It beckons you forth from the dark, it promises light and warmth. It is only there.
I was no social butterfly, Especially in front of audiences, In that case I was kind of shy, Now I have learned that there is no reason to be scared, I've become more self-aware,
Junior year was supposed to be stressful. The teachers said the work load would be difficult. I heard the stories year after year. But when it came last year, I found out they were wrong.
  it’s 2017 yet equality isn’t seen between sexes, between genders and all that’s in between.   but i am a changer.   last semester in the spring, my history prof was assigning
I wish that I can make them happy. I wish I can make it true. But I wish that I didn't have to procrastinate, but hey what can I do? I wish I wasn't so privileged. I wish they understood.
Did I truly grow? As years of my life flow And people come and go I understand more and more about the person I was before. But did I truly grow? My mind evolves to comprhend
January. “New year, new me.” I said. Week one, “Please get better.” Week two, “Don’t talk to me anymore.” Week three,
I am who I am because of my darkest days, I am who I am because I changed my ways. A young girl who took a great loss at 14, Lost her mom, and two brothers in 2013. People ask me constantly how you continue,
I do not know where I may be going But I know where I have been. All my life music has been a part of me And I am so grateful for it. Watching my favorite person do what he loves Gave me hope to do the same.
Last year, I wasn't me.  Well, I wasn't the real me, the true me.  I was the me who ate lunch in the library because I was afraid of talking to new people. 
Time is running out. Yet you have changed so much. Less and less weight you carry. Less and less thoughts you have. But can you? Can you? Remember it all?   Remember the breaths?
There is change in the weather Change in the season Change in the day, month and year There is change in time  Change in the price Change in the way I look,walk and smile  
 Things seem so stagnant, I try to lift my feet, Super procrastinating like I'm dragging them, I dread the feeling of rejection, But at the same time tell myself, This can't be worse then potential talent goin unnoticed, Like I forgot to mention m
Molding the soul is caused by many things, some magnificent some malicious some mythopoeic and for me, my soul remembered the opportunity   gifted by mysterious fate (as everything has
I was waiting and waiting and thinking and worrying   Stuck in my parents' house trying to decide what to do? where to go?   Anxiety mounting and medicating and working and planning   and making my damn mind UP over that long stretch of summer and
Not so often does a single person shape a mindTo take what you once thought you knew and change itAnd make you leave what you thought behindAnd take your future, and rearrange it  For the good, and your wellbeingFor the understood, and the guarant
This year I was filled with fearFor the future of our countryFor all the people who go hungryFor those who feel unloved Or ever feel that they aren't enough.This year I learned to guard my tongueI felt so naive and so young.This year it seemedMany
2016, the year that became a personified terror(I lost track of the present a couple of times) I finished college last year (FINALLY) but I was lost(I went back to school)
"Just try," they said, "You'll be great." Lies. Appealing to the head, less so to fate. Lies.    "Hard work," they promised, "That's the key." Lies.  The serpant hissed, 
Come Princess, Claim your crown of lies. Take your throne of poison, Lay in your bed of snakes.   Come Princess, Claim your Kingdom of falsehoods, Wear the gown of power,
They Thought They Could Trust   When my dog Henry runs to me, leaps over my legs and places his red ball in my lap, I want to scream at him. Doesn’t he know what happened?
america, I have some questions. america, How do you define change america, How are we better than before
I am learning to love, feel, inspire, forgive, forget,  express, emote, persuade, multiply,  divide, add, subtract. (ha): I am learning. Which means I am trying.
I kept saying What am I going to do Left incapacitated I began to live Interpreting the world Found focus and motivation To keep going
At the beginning of last year, I was only fifteen. At the beginning of last year, I was spending most of my time in the hospital. At the beginning of last year, I was still having seizures.
Scuff, slap- rubber soles of the damned. Dance is, to the young man, a means of freedom and expression. Seven years of heavy footfalls, krump was the language and rhythm was the canvas.
Since birth, I've had her love. Although I'm one of many, I've had her love. She carries the heart of an Angel with a bit of spice. She carries the foundation of the family. Her prescence gives me joy and security.
I've never felt this way before, Kicking in full speed on the track, taking in 1st place, Performing a Fijian dance on Multicultural Day, Expanding my horizons during the summer, 
Whats the purpose? Why copy my paper when you can do it yourself? Why apply for 60 scholarships when you only going to win 6? Worrying about deadlines and people who probaly wont
Time is an illusion. At first, you don't agree but after some thought, you begin to wonder. Am I an illusion? Is this world? At first, you laugh but after a minute, you begin to think.
Strong in mind, heart, and bodyFull of potential to be somebodyPushing forward and fighting hardAfter years of battle he's tired and scarred
This time last year, the only thing I liked about myself was my persistence.   I spent far too many hours crying over who I wish I was,   rather than focusing on how amazing I really am  
January girls are just prettier there's nothing wrong with me February maybe i do like girls that's okay March i don't care what you are i just want love April girls are so amazing in every way
Stay awake, for me? She doesn't say it, not really. But her hands are searching for her contour brush and she spent forty minutes straightening her hair
The bones beneath my skin are burning and oh God, I can no longer tell if it's from the hate I have for me or for "you" Is this you?
The bones beneath my skin are burning and oh God, I can no longer tell if it's from the hate I have for me or for "you" Is this you?
I don't know how I keep falling in and out of love with you you would have thought after all this time my feelings would be clear by now the day we first met was a fire started with a spark
I scream not only because I am angry not only because  I am afraid I scream because of my shame my dying hope for a world at peace. It takes only one day to destroy hope
Today doesn't have to be great, heck it doesn't even need to be decent. Days are just 24 hours, Hours are just 60 minutes,  Minutes are just 60 seconds and time,
You're beautiful underneath, they said But beautiful underneath only goes so far.
Tonight, your palm will shake above mine, Your fingers will feel me sweat between mine, My fingers will feel the bump of your wrist,
and i have anxiety terrors, you know, the ones that have you shooting upright at two in the morning because   oh shit, you said something that maybe your friend thought was rude?  
a breath: in, out again, faster faster still, until they stop coming release   a noise in my head it rushes like a tide, pulled by the moon like blood, pumping through my veins
— again i see hate, violent suggestion that we are less less pure, less whole — and we aren't whole a gaping wound in a community we want closure for lives lost
Elated and euphoric as I read 23/25 at the top of the page YES YES YES   Worthy and filled with pride Momentarily  The shortlived victory is overshadowed by the BURN that fuels and torments
Seventeen in sixteen, I touch the tip of childhood letting the memories flow through and the future to stand still as I wait, puzzled at the crossroads of life.   Seventeen in sixteen.
There are minimal downsides to being a Poet, But one of the few is that it's difficult to simultaneously be One As well as the girl you want me to be.   It's difficult becuase we'll be in English class,
I stay away from relationships I improved I have stopped procrastinating I improved I am more dedicated I improved I read a book I improved I finally know what my purpose in life is
​Smile, beacuse it confuses people. They don't need to know your efforts are feeble. Inside you're breaking down.    Smile, because it's easier than explaining...
  Life's Clock By: Katelyn DeShane   Tick-tock the hands turn round and round. When you're young
Everyday New things affect and change us Sometimes it is the fights and others is due to our friendships and losses But a year ago we were not the same We grow and change We learn new things
One year can be all it takes to change an attitude to fix a problem to find a solution one year made my voice stronger it built me up when I could've been torn down
All I ever wanted was to love. To learn from past people's progress To open my mind to new ideas To vizualize a world unknown To eventually create my own.  
The silence surrounds, Tick tock, Tick tock, I hear the delicate hands move, Much like my own, They drift in movement, My breathing grows light, I listen for silence, A floorboard creaks,
Decisions shape and change the way we grow, But are the decisions we make truly ours? Perhaps we are controlled by something greater than us. Perhaps a construct such as morality,
I often find myself wondering, If there is something more out there, For me, For us, But then I remember, That we all die,
You called to ask me how I was today Though the last time we talked I was breaking your heart.  You were yelling and you were crying and you said I was to blame. 
Life is funny isn't it? Days were sunny and warm, Nights sparkled and everything fit. Now, I'm looking for a place. Mine blew up.   My family was as close as could be.
This is the year I found The year I found myself spiraling into mental instability The year I found myself focusing on how everyone but me perceived myself This is the year I quit The year I quit social media
Today I am, Tomorrow I am not What am I, the world wonders Just like a movie, my story is cut Gone, they think I am, where is he?, they ponder
    Lonely traveler, you must understand that you cannot stay here with me.
The rock will never lie His truths are etched upon his face. Scarred rock, cold and gray, bring comfort To those in search of solidity.   Through amber leaves, piercing cold,
Tears moved themselves Down my face  Drip, Drop  The hurricane swirled Bubbled and boiled In my heart  
This past year, this preceding year School became different School was not the same It became harder It became challenging It became stressful
I wanted to cry, I couldn’t breathe Through my gritted teeth I seethed What was mine, wasn’t mine Nothing was fine Nothing was fine   Breasts? Hips? Soft pink lips? Lipstick stained coffee sips?
  My name is Perplexed. Trapped in the past, Trapped in the present, Never see the future. My name is Perplexed.   Perplexed, All I understand. As love is between
People always surprise me, you know?We tend to complain about them, but reallyThere isn't much that can change usto quite the magnitude as another person.
It's Okay She feels it everyday The feeling of being forgotten The feeling of being hurt It's Okay She always seems to say The burdens always stay hidden She hoped no one could see her pain
I'm a smart kid.I can tell you all the lobes of the brain,but I can't figure out how to fix mine.I can identify all the ventricles of the heart,but mine still twists in illogical ways.
It’s taken you to realize how much I love vanilla ice cream Sweet enough to send chills through your teeth, and soft enough that it may drip if you’re not careful  
They say art is feeling,Stopping the thoughts in your headLetting your words flow without filtersOr borders or caution. If art is feeling not thinking or reasonHow can I create it?My thoughts never stopNever cease never end.  So art is feeling and
heavy eyes placed in a heavy skull slowly close and don't open heavy with pain heavy with sadness heavy with despair   a heavy heart more than an expression heavy with loss
Grey thoughts In a grey mind Echo grey emotions To which I am intentionally blind   Grey smiles And grey tears A colourful mask Put on to hide grey fears   Numb grey agony
The fight is over. I’m sinking like a stone before the tide. The Heroes have gone The fight is over But still the beckoned rhythms of your voice call my name.
I'm just a girl in the petals my beauty falls deep, more than the firm curves  of my body, but inside of me. I'm just a girl in the petals with a heart of pure gold, but in all reality gold is malleable it cannot fold.
Dear First Lover,   It has been over a year since I was yours. Yours to claim and to hold. Yours to kiss and to hug. Yours to compliment and smile that crooked brace face smile. Yours and only yours.  
I drink, I drone, My future unknown. Coffee helps with the moan, And early morning foam. To college I’ve shown, Myself a new home, Though to graduate alone, Brings itself a sad tone.
Quiet Quiet, I want peace and quiet.   I want to be able to hear the crickets conduct their symphony; I want to be able to see the Moon shine blissfully; I want the Moon to lighten the darkened sky,;
Walking through the halls, Not even a friendly stare. Everyone hates me here. It's just not fair.   Girls telling me I look      dumb                  nerdy
Looking at buildings without having to open your eyes. Feeling your loved one without having to touch them. Knowing sweetness and bitterness without having to taste. Memorizing scents without having to smell them.
Since I was a little girl, I dreamed of being a ballerina.   And now look at me: Caught up in this twisted dance for fools.   I wished for nothing more than to have stage,
Ghosts linger in the crack between the door and its frame. Now, you should know that they’re hard to tame. Not every one of my demons is the same.   It is madness; It is a cigarette I call badness.  
Who am I? No one sees me They glance shallowly, right through my existence. Who am I? Who am I? I exist utterly in solitude My own mind a mystery; I can't comprehend Unseen Unheard
This is me. Alone, cold as can be. I met a girl who was the better half of me. Taught me how to love and care, but then it turn into hate and despair. This is me.
In this house, we eat supper as a family, no elbows on the table, But remember, keep your emotions neutral, that way you won’t be called mentally unstable,
Your name tastes sour now when I say it, And yes I fell in love, I have no shame to admit, I loved the things you said to me, you always called me amazing,
Her mom called my mom. "Would Payton like to come over today?" she asked.  Of course I would. Why wouldn't I? Two fourth graders. One friendship. No worries. Yet.  
Today, I woke up.Yesterday, I ate toast.The Day Before That, I rode my bike.I don't know. The change between Today and Yesterday and the Day Before That are difficult to see.But if you asked me the difference between this year and the last?
He was just fourteen The Boy you chose to kill The top of his class The Boy you chose to kill Liked to wear red The Boy you chose to kill He played the drums, but not very well
You were selfish, you had no mercy. Don't know why you had to tear me apart. There I stayed silent, paralyzed, emotionally impaled. There you stayed proud and with a sense of accomplishment.
Sometimes it’s like rain. It collects in the sky, with dark clouds gathering, Looming above you. You notice it, acknowledge it And feel it when it comes,
Liberty is something we all want Hope is something we can only do No one can help you if they can’t help themselves Nothing you say or do can change  
Just keep my mind inside my head We’ll be us both inside my bed I’ve got to keep my life instead Of staying in my lonely head  
Dreadful Dreadful In every cell Dreadful Daughter Lives in hell Dreadful Dreadful You cant tell Dreadful Daughter Fakes it well Dreadful Dreadful Hear her knell?
I loved to try on your clothes, the cute crop tops and fuzzy socks. I loved to sleep in your bed,  to play games on your laptop, to eat tacos with you and  to talk to you, 
Am I dead, am I alive? Am I a ghost, a ghost in disguise? Is this why I'm unseen? Is it why I'm unheard? Am I in a body that's living? Or in one that's interred?
Years are measured; Not by the days, but by the time that takes up the days. Time is measured; Not by a clock,
I have both found myself and lost myself in a year.  I found myself in performing. In marching on a field with over a hundred other people just like me.
I’m trying to remember when I lost control of this conversation Of this motivation of this exploration, fascination, generation, education, confiscation, celebration, deprivation. Ah.
let me be clear, i am not trying to be political, i am only trying to exist.    
Wasted love That's what we are Time always tells Where we stand I'm crippling inside With all the things I’ve left behind Growing up is never easy Letting you go was never easy
We say land of the free home of the brave, but how is it so free if we are still living like slaves. Not physically but mentally we are bound by a country that continues to kncok us down.
In the moments between words I was broken. In the space between my thoughts I was a victim. I was surviving every dagger to my lungs And calling myself weak.
I look in a mirror. I see my reflection. But it is not me. It may look like me, but from a different era. A different time.  She does not look like me. She is not me. That girl in the mirror.
It's getting to me how I'm much closer to strangers than my mama  How if my eyes are unfocused in the morning,  I could easily grab one of my three roommates toothbrushes  How I can't hear my sister's snores from the bedroom next door But the girl
Running. Down the track, don't look back, Just Keep Running. Across the finish line out of breath, muscles burning, feels like death. Running. Down the field, look up and see who is racing towards me.
Hello there! How are you? Oh wait, we don't talk anymore.   You must have forgotten how we were best buds.
I would say "I hope in a year's time I was taller That I'd be smarter and bigger and tougher That I'd be braver and more stable. I hoped that I'd get labeled as 'a ladies man' And that I'd get a lady of my own.
we are the monsters that comsune the sky  with pillars of black smog as we burn the forests to the ground and leaving the earth covered with dust and smoke
Lets think of this as a poem rap song:   I used to be the type of person who use to be a mess. My reason for that was because I was depressed.
Oh, for the poor raven weeps, for he understands death.   Oh, for the poor pig weeps, for he understands abuse.   Oh, for the poor dog weeps, for he understands mistrust.  
I am ready for nothing. The weight of yesterday's talking working interacting traps my still body. I groan at the thought of another day of school work people.
Flying over honey-brown boards  I leap from chasm to chasm  Twisting my body  I am a bird, a butterfly, a runner Anything but human  The notes consume me, they erupt from within me 
Kiara Castro Feelin’ Good Scholarship Slam   A wave of happiness crashes over me like tides in an ocean on a windy day,
I wake up in the morning, put my cowboy boots on, and put some Conway Twitty on, Hello Darlin'. See my mom and my dad, with pride in their eyes, and love in their hearts, Hello Darlin'.
Which of the world’s greatest fights will you fight? Will you fight for the light or will you fight for the right to be right? Will you fight for might or will you fight knowing that you might not be coming home?
When I wake in the morn / the sun is there, glowing warmly / and I am showered with love /  when I leave for school / my mother is there, smiling patiently / and I am showered with love /  when I arrive at school / my friends are there, grinning c
We call ourselves a family, here at Bishop Ready High School Not bonded by blood, but rather by love Here, hallways become home and memories last a lifetime
The curtains have closed, do not slow your breathing. Midnight has come, you feel them near. The Demons are coming, the Demons are thieving.  
Look at the girl who carries such grace no one can critique. Look at the boy who falls for her, regardless of how bleak or meek she is.  Now look at the child who kicks the bucket, but then at the one who builds a castle with it.
Thus, Edward and Bella lived happily ever after. The end. Bella fell unconditionally and irrevocably in love with Edward Cullen. Bella figures out Edward is a non-bloodsucking vampire. Bella marries Edward.
Knowing that I could see your face Or I could hear your laugh Being with you Wakes me up   Your fingers intertwined with mine
~Monday~ Wake up. Go to work. Eat. Sleep.   ~Tuesday~ Wake up. Go to work. Eat. Sleep.   ~Wednesday~ Wake up. Go to work. Eat.
The Way the seeds grow When seeds fall from a plant Does it gaze upon that plant As a ray of sunshine That will guide its way,
The darkness is so cold and unforgiving Being shrouded in it's presence is a one-sided battle Making the light harder and harder to grasp. Whenever in pits of despair, my dog is there, my music is there, my food is there.
I could post a thousand pictures With a different quote on each And the same smile you've liked in every other post. Because it's easier to fill the space with someone else's words
i am my own drug. i am addicted to finding the love for myself that i know i harbor somewhere within me. i am my own drug. i am addicted to learning mysef backwards and forwards, inside and out. i am my own drug.
when i open my eyes the first thing that materializes in my brain the word breathe so i do. but next, something different in a good way, i promise.
To face the day You need motivation To face the day You need some sort of hope To face the day You can't put yourself on probation
 The smile on my face, brought by warm, fuzzy creatures.   The smile on my face, brought by the excitement of meeting new people.   The smile on my face, brought by new places to travel.
Art inspires me In ways I cannot explain. It heightens my self esteem, And it helps me to gain Ideas about myself. And how I can  Make a difference.   Art inspires me
School, definition: A place a learning, what it should be, is a place of openness, freedom, of expression, of feeling, of being. Only the top 10 get the recognition,
  Welcome Welcome, a feeling I can never have in my own home Welcome A word, meaningless to me because people toss it around with abandon, Then render it useless, less than great Akwaaba
Period 1 is a sitcom Without the cheesy button that simulates laughter Without the freeze frame in the most awkward situations Just kidding
You are dying so I LIVE, breathe Alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency It has a fancy name But I just call it K I L L
She’s so innocent Young and childlike She’s almost like an infant, Can’t even ride a bike
I was like you And not like you
                The Roses by Brittany Lewis    I was given some roses and then given a task What will I do with them is what I was asked   A rose for the hungry, the homeless, and the poor
A smile, a compliment, a wave, Impromptu gestures that could very well save A life such as mine.   Friends to be seen and words to be spoken
  I felt your manic laughter On the other end Of the phone last night Tears trickled down my restless eyes Thoughts beginning to take its form Into somber clouds of apprehension
"Watch me get a bunch of scholarships and you only get nothing" That is what you said to me. You spit at me  and laughed at me. But I know you're going to eat your words. I know I can be better.
When I realized I could write a poem about topic embodying what picks me up when I’m feeling down, I chose to write a sestina about my favorite show, Friends.
Every morning It all begins again Wake up with the memories Of yesterday Was it great or did you want it to end? It's all a cycle Everyday is the same Everyday is the same
Before, I had no motivation I looked up to see the sky it was just another day to me I would watch as the clouds pass by thoughts of hatred and despair were the only things I'd hear and see
When I wake up I feel the need to go back to sleep, Tired from last night's homework tired from last night's long practice the desire to back to sleep is heavy. The bed calls me when Im feeling weary
I can't wait to accidentally take the subway toward Brooklyn instead of Times Square. I can't wait to spend an hour looking for Union Square Park. I can't wait to end up at Momofuku Milk Bar with a lactose intolerant friend. I can't wait to see wh
Do you remember the late nights and the long days that led to our anger? How can we still be here? How can you still love me?
every morning she wakes, eyes open, and yet she is filled with regret. the things she did last night, yesterday months prior, years ago. her actions haunt her, and every morning she wakes, eyes open,
Often, I find myself beset by blues, Often, I see such lunacy. Often, I find myself seeing interviews, Often, I see people as crazy. Often, I find myself depressed by the news, Often, I see insanity.  
Time goes by, Flying like a fly, Goes before your know it, Before you know it,  it goes, Ticking and ticking  Ticking and ticking  Time has left without you knowing  
In life, we all must work sleep & repeat.   But why must we repeat? out of these three tasks, one is the larger the work-- the meat of our day.   There are many ways,
You despise me, yet I desire you. It's comical, they say, the way we banter. We smiled then. I don't smile now. You left me behind for bigger things;
Sometimes I don’t know where I am or why I’m there It’s unusually dark, my friends tell me  They don’t want to come around   Okay
One with rainbow hair and one with golden eyes. A high school project turned sweet
Slit.                                                         If only my mother didn't shun me.
If I just do,                                                                             Will I still be?
My heart beats, But it no longer beats for you.  My lungs expand,  But you no longer are the cause for my breathless moments.  I'm stronger. My legs burn, But you are no longer my destination.
My alarm beeps, 6 a.m., Moonlight slowly turns to sunlight, Time to rise and shine, Good morning.   But why? Why rise and shine? I yawn drowsily Good night.  
The sun’s peeking at me. Tickling my face, somehow sliding under my covers. My pillow’s so soft, My blanket so warm, My dream still beckoning,
Emotions are choices despite what we think Confidence is a choice Fear is a choice Anger is a choice
I believe in Everything I believe in the wonder Santa leaves in the heart of children I believe in the magic Fairies bring to youngsters
From yesterday to the next day The future is seen unknown and grey What we can perceive as current time  is actually the catalyst of cause and effect The past, what you may choose to reject or accept
I rise not for the sole purpose of Having some place to be- which I do, But rather, because I want to.
I am in love with the way the corner of your lips slowly curve as you smile. The way your smile can send me running miles.   I am in love with the way you lean back as your laughing while you shut your eyes tight.
Slouching They already know Head down They already know Talking slow They already know No matter what I say They will know I am having a bad day   They take me
What Makes A Man? Vulgar symphonies Disrespectful obscenities Self righteous epitomes Selfish tendencies What Makes a Man?
No brother of mine would sell me out to one who wishes to do me harm. No brother of mine would turn his back on me when I need help, especially when I have given help whenever he was in need.
“Hey, you ready?” “Yeah, you?” “Heck yeah. We’re gonna knock this one outta the park!” “Damn straight. Oh, shh, they’re about to pull the curtain.”  
But the most beautiful things in life are no just things. They're people, and places, memories and pictures. They're feelings and moments and smiles and laughter
I looked in the mirror and I saw a woman. A black woman with power, an independent woman, a woman with the vision to change the world. 
                For my BLACK skinI fight for the sake of my black skin.I will march with signs for my black skin."Suppress me" "yeah oppress me" but still I'll show off for my black skin.He was shot walking home with skittles in his palm for his b
I get up every day for my kids, my twenty-five kids.  I get up to see their ah-has! Their lightbulb. I get up to protect them and provide for them, when they have to protect and provide for their siblings. 
I miss you. I never wanted to admit that, But I really miss you. You never told me the password for the PS4 And your Sly Cooper icon is Iconic. Heh, get it?
My boyfriend laughs at feminist rants, And the term “faggot” still escapes his lips, Leaping through a screen.
I weigh 111.4 pounds. I am 5’6, lanky, And my hips are neither too wide Nor too thin.
A spoken word poem comes on my podcast in my car. It is the first I've ever heard The words are few and strong They cut me to the core, through the armor of my illness Inspiring the first spark of emotion in months
She's dead and I'm gonna die And this will all come to nothing, because I don't do things half way This won't end peacefully I might smile as I burn the things that I have to get rid of
I hope your hair looks bad in every picture. I hope you overcook your breakfast. I hope your left eye always itches while you're wearing contacts. I hope the internet sucks whenever you're trying to watch a video.
Sliding, sliding, sliding down the yellow slide Back to when I was only five Back to the sandbox, wooden swing set and towers so high. Moments fill my head when I was a kid, playing imaginary games with my brother.
I open my eyes and see A world of possibilities, A world of opportunities.  I open my eyes and look At everything I can be.  I hold everything I need to be  Successful!
I am ready to move on I am ready to let go I am done tormenting myself with what could’ve or should’ve been. It’s time to let the past be what it is.
Please, take me away to depths unknown Where silence weeps and speaks. But for now I moan and groan Until my heart shrieks. I wait for my hearts critiques, And find that it is ecstatic.
I just spent three hundred dollars on a textbookThree hundredDollars   And it's not even a real bookIt's just pagesThat you throw into a binder   So I had to go out and buy a damn binder too
It sat there. It stared at me. It stared at me. It stared at my soul. It ate my words.
I'm so tired.  Of the death,Of the corruption, Of the racism. I'm so tired.  Of hearing about bombings, About shootings, About murders of innocent lives.  I'm so tired.  
Today marks the day my anxiety comes out of the dark All summer long it was hiding in the sand of the California beaches The rays of sunshine The white wash of waves and now it's Fall
Come home tonight...
I'm so tired!! I'm tired of the “n" word being used as a term of inderment when in reality its a term to make fun of our ancestors.
I lie there   I find myself struggling Struggling with myself and my lack of wealth Struggling with what I see on the TV Struggling with what I am, is this really me
Choices. Is it to stay or to get up and face another day? Is it to seek happiness or to just stay the same? Is it to stand out or to hide in the shadows? Me? I choose to face another day.
  Like pink skies and red oceans, each day is so beautifully enigmatic Mystery and curiosity caress my day in a world so sorrowfully systematic A chance to touch and breathe ease me into sunrise and poetry flow
We will live happily ever after Just stay with me My passion for you rises higher and higher like the morning sun every passing day It continues to burn within me My candle wont be put out
oh icarus, how deeply you l o v e d but oh          how                 carelessly                                  you       f
Image: Aging Hourglass by Muskan Srivastava   She is cold on the ground, I think. Her body has not reached decomposition, yet And that is good for the funeral director.
Mommy lost her virginity at sixteen. Or maybe seventeen. She doesn't really remember anymore. She doesn't remember much of that day, actually.   That was a stuffy little town.
I used to wake up in my own bed, my own pets cuddled up to me. Then, three months ago, an eviction notice came. Homeless kids are real, and we're hurting.. but it will get better.   I was picked up by God's hands  and dropped in someone's bed: the
I stress I sob I sit I stare and at the very end I paint whats there.
Poems mean rivers of neatly rhymed words A way to express yourself about life's turning curbs For the way you look up in awe at the starry night sky Or the way your body lights up when you see another pair of eyes
Hello... My name is 663714002 Hi... My name is A B- A+ B A A A- Hey... My names are the things the school recognizes me for Football, Soccer, Baseball
Too much time in the dark removes your humanity,and I've been there all my life.But there's light too.And it's way too far for me to reach.But it's right there in you now and all around you.
Good Morning, cruel world! Because even though this world Is very cruel, I still wake up, I still live here, Don't I! I am determined to make a difference. Even though it may be a small one.
Everytime iy's supposed to get better, But it never does But this time,  This time it will.   No more waiting on the sidelines, No more waiting for the rain to stop,
What's the first thing I'll do today? I say,As I pick up my phone and start to scroll,check my Instagram, my Facebook, my Twitter feed,living the sedentary life of eat, sleep, and read.
Tick-Tock, Goes the clock.   Tick-Tock, It doesn't stop.   Tick-Tock, Time is running out.   Tick-Tock, The little girl cries.   Tick-tock,
A mask of lies Forges her ultimate disguise A smile Glimmering with false joy Inside she's just a toy A toy to her anxiety and depression
Gettin' me down,hunger, you're just gettin' me down.Gnawin' like tomorrow'sgot something important to do.What the hell,have my stomach, too.Just gettin' me down.
A wag for a smile A nudge for a pet A lick for a laugh A cuddle for a hug A fetch for a ball Would you look at that I'm happy after all
There once was a land covered in green,  With creatures who swam, and flew, and ran. First fire, then war, then machines did conquer, This Garden of Eden, this land of green.  
I can feel a beat. A beat that's buried deep.
Maybe It's Mom's Coffee   Arms stretched high over my head, yawn gives way to a full-on grin, I’m fully awake and ready to go, Excited for a new day to begin.  
 Get in the car. Drive for a little while. Among the dusty plains. It's a place I call home. Don't know anything else. Purple ringed skies. In the air carries no lies. I can breathe easy tonight. The radio is real loud. But it soothes the soul.  A
It's a shame, A guy named Shane, Can't love a guy named Lain, For it would mean the end.   The end of friendships. "He is sure to bring on lips". The end of family.
I keep my head held high To show the boy who sexually harassed me I am STRONG To show the boys who thought it was exceptable I am Confident
Poetry poetry every things poetry it tells about the poor it tells you about the rich it tells you about the little it tells you about the big it tells you about a problem it tell
Hear bells ring, Listen, listen. Hear children sing, Listen, listen. There they go, soft and low, Through the trees and valleys below, If only they knew to listen. They laugh, and they play,
Image: Les bons et les mauvais jours by Magnetic  
You have two choices: Left or right, Yes or no, Live or die. But suicide is not the bright side. The darkness of self-loathing consumes you,
I am not the most beautiful man, but here I am. I am chisled out of stone, but here I am, I am no man of steel. but here I am. I stand before, wanting you compassion,
Why do we care, if someone is black, white, latino, or asian? Why do we care, if someone is gay, staight, or bi? Why do we care if your male or female? Why do we care,
I used to carry the photograph of us, but now I carry the memory of how I dropped it in the subway. I carry the regret of not going back far enough to retrieve it.
The air was dry. I tried to speak. To call for help. But I could not. The words were gone.   I was stranded; alone. Sand beneath my feet. Extending for countless miles.
I was born: With a notebook in my arms, With words swirling inside of my skull, With ink flowing through my veins, With a pen in place of my heart. For seventeen long years, my voice cracked
Silence by: Natavious Lewis Constantly spiraling in a whirlpool of words My breath encapsulated by the art of combining pencil and paper
P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } Books have surrounded me since I was young Opening doors for adventure at all angles Yet poetry seemed to be sparse in the mind With only nursery rhymes and Suess as a guide
Poetry is my entry, it is the sound of my breath. The sound of my unrest. Poetry allows me to inhale the world in one big gulp And feel the vibration of her soul carry the weight of my nervous heart
you know you’re alone when,You walk to the cemetery at sunset to see the suicide plots kept outside the groundsthese few souls are the ones I most relate
A Dark Room A Single Chair Just sitting there Alone...   Someone sits... Someone goes...  Again the chair is alone...   'Tis a very soft chair All covered in white
Listen Perhaps I will never speak the same as you Perhaps my sign is not enough for you But that doesn’t mean I cannot communicate   Listen
I am not a poet. You are not a poet. I am a lost soul with an imagination that demands to be seen. You are a creature looking for words that fill your aching void with a sense of      belonging.  
I can speak I can stare I can try to comfort Try to imagine  I still have yet to comprahend  A choice that was made A choice I have thought of many times
She’s alone. Everyday she fears having no one. Dad’s gone Mom is sick And she..   She crawls out of bed every morning,
If Dr. King Were Alive Today   (By Troie Seawood)  
Constantly spiraling in a whirlpool of words My breath encapsulated by the art of combining pencil and paper I feel the volcano erupting from my body onto a web of creativity
6 torn cardboard walls hold distant memories- hah, more like serrated puzzle pieces with razor sharp edges, stabbing one another yet fitting perfectly - yet willingly accepting the nerve wrenching pain and sudden discoloration of their o
Mother nature hasn't taken a course on her yet. She still lives, move, and breathe like God had granted her. Time all of a sudden became more precious to her than gold.
Far away, where I want to be. Away from here, away from them. I don't know where I want to go, Just far away from here, from them. From this. From you.
it won't last long. just close your eyes. it won't last long. just let him take you.   otherwise, he'll rip you to shreds. otherwise, he'll never let you out alive.  
Sometimes I'll look out a window and think about how much of my life I'm wasting. Just sitting here, watching the sun rise and set, set and rise. Like  Bread that I can't eat. It's too hot, but oh so  Tempting.
I wake up every morning from a world of illusion. I open my eyes to a world of pollution, Mental disillusion And emotional confusion.   I am that societal contusion of mental dilution.
It all started when I lost myself.  I wallowed in misery.  I had no self esteem.  I felt unloved, unworthy, and worst of all dead inside.  Like I was simply existing, without living at all. 
Orlando. <br/>Another name now shorthand for tragedy.<br/>Another line drawn in time, <br/>A before and after, <br/>Things will never be the same.<br/>Another mass shooting.
Whenever I hold a pencil, I get the feeling of social justice and the implication of empowerment. Empowering myself and empowering others is something that America lacks, and I make up for.
Whenever I hold a pencil, I get the feeling of social justice and the implication of empowerment. Empowering myself and empowering others is something that America lacks, and I make up for.
This is for you. This is for the wide eyes at three in the morning. This is for the salty wells collected in my pillowcase.
I get lost in my heart,When life runs into my past,Its art is not what I like,Full of curves not soft yet not right,Beastly fate of my gasping breaths,Like death owes me its rights,
You always have me so emotional I'm always afraid my true feelings will show If you were to have this same passion for me We'd be together indubitably   Oh no
I wonder how one can live in two worlds I pretend to speak, to grow, to live in one I want to share it with the other  
They say they want the tanner covering But not the darkest of night They say they want the curvy body But only when the girl is light Darling can't you see, They only love your culture
Oh I’m sorry, Did my originality offend you? Cuz’ last time I checked the message was ‘be yourself’
Closed. There's a dream in my head and it's making me Ill. Swimming, These aren't my thoughts. I wouldn't couldn't never would do that. But I did. Dreams
Every place we explore Filled with negativity Every person Complains about dignity Every popular news station Preaches only the bad  
This, this was the kind of pain That everyone and no one ever feels Pain, that people forget when it is lifted
Just because you cannot see the scars does not mean that they are not there. It does not mean that the thought did not cross my mind like the blade crosses your skin.
I come home early like you said I should, But you stare at me like I intrude. This is my home too mother. So stop treating me like I am a bother.   Why do you forget that I am just a kid?
They call me names They spit on me They glare in disgust They say I am nothing But aren't I something I am a surface That can be spat upon Something they can see  And choose to hate
Throw a punch before you leave Rise up on your heels, peel their hands from your throat And run Run until you have enough room to charge  
I am so over things being aesthetically pleasing. I am so over someone choosing one thing over another because they think it is more beautiful. We are all culprits. But since when is symmetry all that we care about?
It is extreme joy and heartache You remember how it was before everything had changed The throbbing feeling clenches at your weary soul  
  We are learning to make fire As our hearts begin to freeze We yearn for the love of our brothers To keep us from falling to our knees  
rain settles in. dank, organic breath of steam.   i spit out my life: sweet, sweet beginnings to
Rhymes, rhymes, that’s what catches my eye. End Rhymes, Slant Rhymes, Rich Rhymes, Oh my… End rhymes are the ones we catch with no hesitation,
i'm just a kid living in an ADULT world ruled not by people, but trees. as much power as humankind believes it has, our desires motives are enticed by money. ADULTS tell me to grow up and i'll understand one day,
Only seventeen years old Already so exposed To the danger and the chaos we can't control And so my thoughts are all jumbled Where can I turn Who will listen To this seventeen year old girl?  
It has been one of those days, Where I don't care if she goes or stays. Deadlines passed me by, And bosses expressed their dissapointment. It was generally a day, Of emotional excrement.  
If you ever think You don't belong with me As long as you want me I'll stick around   Girl you're everything I dreamed And so much more So don't worry about me I'll stick around  
Staring blankly At the ceiling's whitewash wall Laughing at me derisively Time refuses to pass   Staring blankly At my fresh, loose leaf papar Mocking me, silently Pencil refuses to move
The bell tolls, and from its brazen lungs no elated chord is breathed. The bell tolls when Death here reigns victorious,
Little black girl of America I need to tell you some important news America is not what you make it and you don't get to choose Choose your path nor follow your dreams
Out of the darkest shell I emerge, Bringing Out a path once trailed I Arrive; With a story to tell From a past once bitter To a Path Now Fitter
I write because I'm in pain People hurt you without meaning to Or maybe it's purposefully People pass away Whether it's their time or not I write because I'm in love I am a teenage girl cliché
I like to think I have something to say I like to think my words really mean something I like to think they can change things   I believe my ideas are revolutionary
I don't know how I got to be like this I wonder how I was so unlucky I just remember not wanting to let go Not wanting to forget her I remember she was all I thought about She was everywhere
I just kept falling. Never landing. The last thing I saw: The terrified look on his face. Then, They found me. Stole me. The only thing I could think of was,
Lost Forever Lost Forever Wondering Wondering if he was real Real or just my imagination Just my mind creating Creating a sanctuary in his smile A sanctuary in his love
Do you remember me?   The child you gave up. The one you left behind for the sake of your family. Or maybe it's because you didn't care. Or maybe it's because you really wanted me, but couldn't keep me.
Back when I was an addict, I had this friend who, No matter how hard he tried to act, Who, Was never indirect, Who, Always had something negative to say, And one day he said,
Help! I did it again. I walked to the priest with my face reflecting pain. I said to him, “Priest, you are the modern quintessence of Cain!” “Priest, you are this society’s pain!”
But I BREATH; I Don't Talk, But I FEEL; I Don't Walk, But I feel the freedom that is taken from those forced to Kneel, A Kingdom, Made for self-appointed Kings and Queens;
I’m mining a tunnel Where to I don’t know Maybe next I’ll build a bridge But until then I am mining a tunnel As I mine I begin to wonder What will become of this?
You. I saw you and I knew, I knew that you saw me too. Not the with our eyes type of seeing, But the one where our souls do the meeting.   You. You knew, that I was longing.
How can you sit there and say that “All Lives Matters” When, clearly, All Lives do not matter when you see the Same Race Same Gender
How can you sit there and say that “All Lives Matters” When, clearly, All Lives do not matter when you see the Same Race Same Gender
Emotion so strong I have to show it, thoughts so deep they must be seen. I know they are staring I can feel their stares on my back. They laugh at my openness
  We are a nation built, built of immigrants  eventually transforming 'us'  into a melting pot.
The difference between you and me Is that you have red blood, while I have green Your skin is made of gold While mine, so ugly and old Your lips rival and red rose
The difference between you and me Is that you have red blood, while I have green Your skin is made of gold While mine, so ugly and old Your lips rival and red rose
lit is lit the written word the modern expression lit is lit am i horse or girl misinterpretation despite careful deliberation must get five must get five a juggler
Want and Believe I want to believe I can believe in me I want to be strong I am strong in heart I want to be confident I am confident in myself I want to be beautiful
Rushing, Rushing, Like a train; You can choose to climb aboard But when you reach Your destination, You get off. You get off, But the train does not stop Rushing Rushing
Step by step rattled breath by rattled breath with the things I felt I hoped for death. The echoes of dribbling the sounds of squeaking  did nothing to drown out the pleading.
In a world full of hate,I turned to written wordsand filled pages with love. In a world full of sorrow,I wrote about all beautyand what was left was joy.
I was raised to be proud, confident, to embrace full.  To ignore the mugs of the brighter skin, Living Melanin. To wear my curly fro & deny any hands to touch for it was my crown.
  What does it mean for you to take control? Is it screwing and taking advantage of someone so close to you. Is it exposing your victim to your perverted world. Is it sex that defines you with greater masculinity.
When I was a young age of four, I wanted to understand why the other kids could run faster and l o n g e r than I could. When I was six, I did not know why the big, bad
i didnt actively decide to become a poet and i still dont consider myself one it felt more like falling, like blindly doing something, im still not sure all i know was that i wrote 
i’m becoming what i hate i’m becoming who i fear hanging on another day holding out another year  so three cheers for self improvement
Got Up Today Might As Well Not Have Everything That I Did Not Want To Happen happened  Got Up Today Only To Realize Today Might As Well Have Purpose and Empowerment 
Flaming, passionate Love Eros   Though I am such a child Of thoughts I shouldn’t have explored You are nothing, but grace
If you are intimidated by someone else's skin color   STEP DOWN   If you believe that your life is somehow more valuable than those that don’t look like you  
I was not born in a usual way Not a specific hospital, time or place   My life started through my paper and pen I bursted into life going in for the win   My words spit out fire, I made people think
Being a poet is the way sugars are processed in my body. The sugars I eat are the experiences I went through.           The multiple times I was downgraded as a kid who wouldn't be smart nor cool as the others.
Dear America A letter to the country of the United States of America. What are you doing?   Dear Black America,
  "I hope you always find a reason to smile. "-Anonymous   In the events that occurred I hope you find what you've been missing
I AM four years old and my mother is zipping my coat up with feverish fingers and a red-lipped smile i look out into the sheeting rain and
PAY ATTENTION Get ready for this intervention People are dying Children are crying Men are lying
In society, everyone wants to encourage uniqueness  among teens.  Be Different! They always implore.  Be You! They always beg.   Little does society know,
What does poetry mean to me? I'll tell you- Poetry is freedom The freedom to express yourself To speak an opinion Through crafted words The freedom to speak art And have it be just as beautiful
I hope you blush when I compliment you. Oh god, sorry. That was weird. Can I start again? It's just that- I like you. A lot.
When you feel that breeze on a Sunday,When you feel the world flowing,There is a feeling of peace.  When you wake up to the sunlight's kisses,When you stay up to the night's rhythm and blues, There is a feeling of harmony.  When you lose to a fami
I am from dancing in my tube socks, from white sheets and bright lights.I am from the heart of the ghetto in Detroit, Michigan as I clutch my arms like stairway railings, where the city air is so thick and opaque.
You see the heartache. You see the pain. You see the tears. You see the anguish.   You ask why. You ask how. You ask where God is. Where is He in the dark?  
"Why is it that we can have an all girls school, but when we have all boys schools,  it's sexist?" Except, No one's said that. And if they have, There are people who find all girls schools sexist.
As I hold the Pen in my hand And the Ink flowing from the tipWhile I Write the Words that flowFrom my Heart to my handI get frustrated.Writing was Never Frustrating.It Never used to
I only hear,  screaming, shouting, shrieking, cars honking, airplanes flying. The sound of people typing and talking away on their phones and laptops. That's all I hear.  
Stop!  I know that i'm a person who get point at most. Is it from the color of my skin? The color of my hair? The way i look?  Do you think i'm easy to play with and get roast?  I have no fear.  So stop! 
I became busy with things and stuff I forgot to make time for what was important in life I woke up and it was January the first and everything was starting new, it was cold.
Birds fly, cresting the waves, The sea spray, an ornament to their beauty. Below, their shadows fly, cresting the sand. The bird’s deep reflection is found in the rays.
I didn't want the truth. I already knew the truth. Still, I screamed for it, begged for it. I wanted to be worng. The truth I thought I surely knew. Still, Time stood paralyzed in it, I was lost in it.
Dear Miss Austen - My good friend, I keep with your advice. Look around you, See the story, Write of society.   Dear Miss Dickinson - My good friend, I hold to your advice.
Happy girls can't write poetry. A poem full of smiles isn't as good as a poem full of tears because no one cares about you being in love or how you woke up smiling. Good poems are made from downfalls.
In the sixth grade disrespecting teachers got work done knew it all So I thought   In the sixth grade English is dumb writing is stupid poems are lame So I thought  
all around I have been words of hatred  ones that are not truly sacret I tried to hide from the crule volgarity but I can never find unfatal tranquility the ringing of these words within I's head
I love to read words being a remedy for what other things couldn’t mend My first name; It just came to me, I never know what to say But, Whatever it is it’s part of me
You don't know me You don't know the first thing about me You think I'm a good student? Hah! You think I have friends? Hah! You think I'm happy! Hah! Hah! You don't know me at all  
It’s amazing, really I’m doing well I laugh with my friends And have normal conversations… It’s amazing, really My thoughts are hidden
I’m having a panic attack, help. My chest heaves, and I can’t quite breathe. Help, please, I plead.   Silently I wait for my negative thoughts to disappear.
My brother in arms Battles against the world, himself, And me. His entire family.   My brother in arms, An encyclopedia who seems to know the entire world— And everything throughout—
I feel pain like a fire sword cutting through my skinResisting the tears with your name written all over,As I look up towards the sky, the sun rays hitting my face almost as hard as you hit me
a·dore əˈdô(ə)r/ verb 1. love and respect (someone) deeply. Synonyms: love dearly, love, be devoted to, dote on, hold dear, cherish, treasure, prize, think the world of 2. worship; venerate.
June 16, A day of honourA day to recognise the young youth fighters,  our comradesA day to honour our ancestors, those who fought for our generationThey fought for a democratic and free society
     Your beauty. I see your beauty      in the middle      of the the room, like flowers cropping up      in the middle
I'm not a real poet. I 'm just a broke college student, Looking for an easy way to get out of debt.   I'm not a real poet. I just want to avoid taking out loans,
My heart beatsBut beats numbly My eyes seeBut see a snippet of what they wantMy mind knows But really doesn't want toSubconsciouslyHonestlyI miss the lightThat sparkled from those eyes
You always say you want the truth... So I'll provide it But it won't be easy to understand Because I don't understand it myself. Sometimes I hate you. I just really really really hate you.
Ink flowing, forming into images of many meanings, Were never meant for someone as I. The liquid never seemed appealing As its grotesque limbs crawled into the cracks on my skin,
Voices , Voices and complete silence Death is everywhere.. Children are dying Mothers are being slaughtered But!! Whats it to you ?? Why are you concerned?? They don't matter...
                  Darling, Just Hear Me Out!               I know there’ve been times, like a puppy, I’m under your heels.             My repeated running on is what you cannot stand.
The worst feeling was when you told me you didn't want me,then you kept telling me to move on but its a constant hauntingand I see all these beautiful couples finding love and its taunting
I can’t help myself at night to think of you, and realize that my daily nocturnal cup of coffee is not what prevents me from falling asleep,
The animal was suffering cruel conditionsYou may ask yourself whyThe answer lay on monetary commissions The reason thousands of animals die.  
I am healing I am healing I am healing   I am a soft flower feeling I am the lost eyes on a bedroom ceiling    I am the loss of innocence  I am the young girl seeking
A world dealt with the aftermath of countless lifetimes laden with crueltyA world in turmoil and controversyA world trying to expand and trying not to expandSuch is the world I was born into.Not everybody is happy.
How could I be so stupid? I thought you were more But when I showed you the baggage I come with,  you left   Just like that.   Just friends. Because just friends don't unpack baggage;
A wizard climbed in through a tunnel He broke with with quite a struggle I knew he was a wizard because I’m a muggle “Well hi” I said in a tone quite sarcastic  
She’s vulnerable, she’s caught off guard. You can see it in her eyes.   Look into her eyes, stare into her daydreams. She’s a child again.
Pen hits paper I can clearly remember Seven years past Focusing on the right track Just ten years old With a hopeful soul Writing poetry became  Inept to me The way it flows
Words become less of a story themselves Than they are the story of the writer The story of the battles unknowingly fought, And, at the time, of seemingly unearned thought. The depth with which one ponders--
On Saturday I get a text 'Sorry' it says, 'I'm sorry' It is confusing, but I get No answer when I ask It's a mistake, I tell myself And I accept this  
What does Poetry mean to me? The words in my head that I can't get out. That's Poetry. My fingers flwing over keys as my head clicks along. That's Poetry. Poetry is me. With a computer. And my brain.
The sidewalk that lies Underneath my feet says, "some words last longer than the breath that carries them" And I find myself distracted As we walk downtown. I sip my drink and think
White and Black White and Black White and Black
 Today’s Issues (Change) can lead to sweet dreams (Change) can lead to nightmares (Change) can hurt someone (Change) can heal someone (Change) will kill us all  (Change) will make us all thrive
it didn't have a name. it didn't have a name but it was certainly, definitely, there. there is where it was and it was wordlessly, soundlessly, existent.
At the playground the kids climb up the slide, glide down the pole, dart across the bridge, and drop off the monkey bars while playing zombie tag.
Turns Always Go Clockwise Four sisters spread of the floor, the shapes in their order It works. Clockwork. We play.
When I was little people used to call me daddy's money  But non of them knew where daddy's money really came from  It wasn't from hard work  Walking up hill both ways Callised hands 
With every point, theres a pencil. With every pencil, theres a writer. With every writer, theres a brain. With every brain, theres imagination With every imagination , theres image.
Free from the chains society put on meFree from the afflictive internal battle of who they say I should be.Father god you save me Pain does not consume meOpinions do not delude me To those who knew meDo not grieve for me Leave me Let me be When yo
A sick bliss, bubbling Spilling out over me Staining and settling In holes, in the cracks All the locked in got out Now it’s boiling out Now it’s staining and settling In holes, in the cracks
I am strong I am independent I am brave I am smart I am beautiful I am determined
Music is my redemption Only music can give me temptation Music will save my life Perhaps music can be my wife
To them we owe so much, for the bravery of Eritrea’s martyrs, is mighty. Because through their determination and sacrifice, our country was given life.  
Sometimes I wonder Why is the sky so blue? It all just fades to grey  When the storm becomes new   And if emotions run deep Would they scar visibly? It must not be, 
The world is full of empty words “How are you?” “I’m fine” Talking so much while saying so little   I’m too busy listening To the words around me
Sitting in a classroom, feeling lostThe teachers felt that, learning, I mustLooking at a blank sheet of paperMade me feel that writing was my desire In a society that traps and judgesPoems are a way to express myself
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."- The Declaration of Ind
When the world is dark, And the tears stream down my face. When I can’t breathe, When the weight of the world rests on my shoulders, That is WHEN I write. When the colors fade to grey,
Spilling Spilling Spilling Spilling Spilling Spilling
Words flow through my veins like blood; I feel them pulse and quiver through. When my tongue is thick and mouth runs dry, I will write the words I cannot say.  I will write these words to you.   
First came love like a roaring fire, Burning intensely with flames only getting higher. The roses were bought out of a love so deep. I stayed up all night missing precious sleep.
Poetry is the sound of a slaming doorEchoed through dark skies and dim street lightsThe sound that says "You are aloneBut someone is always watching" Poetry is the cold grip of a brothers  hand
We met when I was beautiful and strong: a sight to behold, but you decided to be jealous-- I guess you own me. We met when I was young and foolish: my head full of dreams,
Always wanting more claiming you're heart's sore yet you pawn in my love for something less for something thats a complete mess am i to blame?   Always wanting more but you tore me in two
Our universive is gigantic The fact that planet Earth is only a tiny speck of dust on an infinity that we will never discover. We want to know everything, we shouldn’t!
She with the lion's mane- She with her head in the clouds had always been one to suppress her thoughts in hopes to just fade in the crowds.   As she grew, as she learned
Music. Poetry with notes. But isn't poetry already Musical Lyrical Spiritual Beautiful Beautiful. What is beauty? Is it you? Is it me? Is it humanity?
When I smile you feel anger  Does my happiness harm you  Does it smack your hate dead in the face Does my joy make you upset Did it hurt your poor little feelings Because if it did… I guess
The anger boils in your blood, The heat rises in your body, The rage fills your veins, And it all becomes unbearable.   There is no release,
I thought I could conform,wanting to become part of the pack.I dressed differently;closed my mouth more.I tried to be less caring yet more selflesshoping to become more desirable. It didn't work. I wore black.I abstained from interests in favor of
We cannot say what we are not,  
i am a poet because i have been suppressed   i am a poet because i will not be held back   i am a poet because i have been told not to write   i am a poet because 
Would you believe me if I told you? What if I told you my life could be a movie? I wonder if this is my continuous fault or if its Gods plan; I never figured that out.
I was scared Petrified. I was lonely Isolated. My world: Full of tears, Full of tears, Full of tears I needed something— I tried talking I needed something— I tried making friends
If you were to pass me on the streetYou would first notice the color of skinNot the length of my feetOr the hurt that I've been in
Hey can i talk to you? Before I say anything, I want you to know that I don’t need a response. It might seem egocentric but what I am about to say is meant to help me,not you.
Building up and drowning me these emotions I need to breathe Yet Discouraging and suffocating my emotions these people I need to breathe Still
Why poetry? I guess it's for those rainy days when you've got sunshine in your heart. I guess it's for those sunny days when you've got thunderstorms in your head. Poetry is for giving yourself to someone else.
Mansa Musa, Shaka Zulu, Nefertiti, Akhenaten-- Something is similar about all of these names No doubt, there are complexities that make these names uncommon However, the common fact is that they played no games.  
I'm sorry. I'm sorry you haven't seen the real me. I'm sorry you haven't seen the design of who I was meant to be. You see, there is a perfect design: To be in align, to just be, in the presence, with no hesitence.
Line, Line Line, STOP Eyes' movement stop. Images flash across the blank expanse. Haha, think about that. Mull. Ponder.  Imagine that. Ears strain.  Ears listen.  
I go walking down the street in my local town, just like you. I catch the same bus to go to work everyday, just like you. I browse some shops and buy food to provide for myself, just like you.
"Follow your dreams!" they say. But how do they expect us to do this When we are meant to fit into the Cookie-cutter mold that they have made for us.
My blackness automatically sets the path for trials and tribulation, My blackness will cause prejudicesness against me, My blackness will make it harder for me to get a job,
My blackness automatically sets the path for trials and tribulation, My blackness will cause prejudicesness against me, My blackness will make it harder for me to get a job,
some people strike oil when they dig deep for me it was words each time a drill bit hit me, bored a hole in my soul with unkind words, unwant, I wrote, to have some form of pain that
Relationships Are cultivated Relationships Are made Relationships Are real When I was young I tried killing myself I tried three times before I gave up The whole world hated me
Between You and Me Is air full of green., Not oxygen and dioxide but cash sewn into our breathing oppurtunities. It is corruption, the basis, of what makes You and Me different.
I saw you Yesterday Or was it Today Probably not Tomorrow I heard you say Maybe I wish it was Yes But hopefully not No  
I was quiet. I was small. I was weak.    I had a heart of paper and a mind that couldn't seem to stop goingThought after thought after thoughtPurple fear, yellow hope, green ideas   
I am not a Poet. I just Say what’s on my mind. It just Happens that my mind has a tendency To rhyme. When I was in high school, I just Wanted to be alone. I didn’t doodle in my note book.  So I just
I can feel the burn of words as they claw their way up my throat melting on my tongue, but never making it past my lips.   I hear a voice in my head: Your words are too loud for such a quiet girl.
There is an dimension between love and war; in mentality, arguements occur in thought. In dreams, I get a particular emotion that cannot be tamed, but controled or overthrown.
My name is Nayely as you can see it seems hard to pronounce I used to never write a poem about me  because nothing rhymes with Nayely  but as you can see not a single  word has to rhyme in a poem
Have you ever drowned in a dry space? 
I try to numb the pain. The pain of everything and of nothing. The pain that I cannot put into words And the pain I try so hard to control The pain that somehow always seems to find its way out
I'm not ready to go back. I've tried so hard, done so much, yet I still end up with the short end of the stick. I've tried everything, but it never seems to help me.
When you ask me, "Are you okay?" I want to say no, I want to say that I'm breaking inside, That I'm a shattered piece of this human being I used to be,
Tonya Ingram spoke about her struggles with lupus and I touched my own arthritic knees, thinking of how similar we were, and simultaneously how different.  
you never know what you have until its gone.  now trust me, wait no.. believe me when I say this I I dont want t, no... I dont need you to choose a path like me  im sorry, i found out I say sorry too much in my poem 
You scare me like hell  But make me feel like heaven 
What if I forgot to turn off my cars headlights, What if I forgot that I've checked 3 times this night?   What if college is going to bury me in a grave of debt,
I wish that I could speak That the faces around me Supportive in name and in cause But failing in their infantile attemps I wish that they would listen Instead of changing Masks to frowns
I walk down the street and see my brother get shot Now my brother that killed him has to get got Now I’m picking sides, either the red or the blue But both are my brothers, so I don’t have a clue
  I am not an object. Sexualize, fantasize, All for your pleasure.
How dare you slip your silvery tail beneath My velvet curtain? And you slink as though One should know your deranged intent is certain!   Your frigid breath, in clouds of death, tumbles
The trees drooped Their leaves hung The branches stooped The wind sung   The boy’s love Was climb trees Others had hands in a glove While he avoided bees   The trees drooped
Stumbling upon rocks as the world begins spinning continuously.  The vision of what’s real becomes a delusion of your lost soul. Walls cracking leaving no room to breathe. 
We have seen this countless times before We fall for those who will never reciprocate The feelings we have and show Though we may care that much for someone
If only my life were a constellation, memories glittering still and silent  as stars hung together in the sky.   My life is only  a fleet of rowboats searching anxiously for a sudden light
 Respect  silence, I wept.I stood in the
If only my life were a constellation, memories glittering still and silent  as stars hung together in the sky.   My life is only  a fleet of rowboats searching anxiously for a sudden light
There's something deep about this love. Deep goes the love that flows from our Father's heart. How far does it go? We don't know, but yet we do know. Because a man died and rose from the grave.
Stop! Please Stop! Bang. Bang. Dead. Another African American dead.
The ink of the poet is used to express Whether to impress or talk about the press The ink of the poet is used to address
Speaking in broken sentences To convey a single meaning Only to reedit To make it anew.   Poetry is something That didn’t come naturally But the teacher said I had to write a poem,
Being a poet Is borrowing the sun Which blankets just half of Earth And sharing it's warmth with Someone in the dark.   Being a poet Is exposing yourself And all your broken pieces
I am a woman. My stomach is not flat, but my skin is soft. My lips, they whisper Gentle soothings through the night. I am a woman. Hair shows itself upon my legs; My breasts are supple;
Trapped in a box I am or am not Both alive and suffocating Dancing with daydreams Stitch me up Rip me up Use your own digression Eighteen and newly risen Faced with nightmare laced regression
She is the darkness She is the core of all that is That darkness covers her like a cloak of beauty Deep and rich, like a serendibite skin  
Disclaimer: this poem comes from one of the deeper, rarer parts of me.
I walk into the library, but I do not read.I make lists and lists for someone else to read.They may read it on time, or they may read it late.Am I a student or a teacher? I walk into the classroom, ready to learn.But sometimes I don't.I carry pape
 Poetry has mood swings. Poetry is dope. Poetry can change things and it gives me hope. Poetry is a life line, a god in the worst of times. Poetry is an expression,only one that I can claim as mine.
All I need is success, this means I want to succeed. In whatever I do, I want to make sure I can make a difference. I would say all I need is poetry but I’m pretty sure you knew that already.
People talk about how opinions don’t matter but I think they do. I am united with my fellow poets as we embark on a journey leading us into deeper thoughts. You wonder what being a poet means to me, and I say everything.
we as a species are so disconnected  we as a species have finally perfected we as a species have perfected the skill  we as a species are skilled to a kill  we as a species kill the goodwill 
More important than air Although His absence is not so immediately felt More valuable than treasure Although treasure hunters ignore Him More a friend than my best friend since 4th grade
Music is love, Music is life, what would the world do without it.   I get lost in the rhythm, in the beat of the drum,  in the notes strung together and the lyrics that move me to tears.
She flips page after page, anxiously trying to reach the end; Because there will be an end, And it will be a happy one; Hers? She's not so sure; But no, she won't think of that;
Without her I’d have nobody to murmur jokes to At the grocery store While confused shoppers wonder why we’re giggling    
  my name is   “I have been terrified of Neptune, and Poseidon, resting on an off off off-spoken shore of Mediterranean greens
My Toothy Smile   I return from class, stumble to the kitchen, throw the backpack to the floor.
So if something happens to happen When it wasn’t expected to happen But you wanted it to happen And then it happened.  
Life, mine own life I would take Had not a hero saved my world, Saving this life of mine only by existing Unaware, that day after day and night after night, This small creature to whom I owe my life
Age: 13 Oh how I wish my mom would stay out of my business I crave independence; I crave adulthood
Day after day  You start thinking about what you have done You are exhausted And you wonder when is it all going to stop You work And work
To learn or not to learn To yearn or not to yearn To see or not to see What He could truly do for me Stranded on a lone island All there is, a never-ending silent To think that I am all alone
A time when once was fresh given solitude to possess ripe color of summer flesh. While others look with vacant eyes, I relish the sheltered bliss look upon with none despise. Darkened skin reveals
All I need Is the deep-seated Heartfelt love The love that is Rich and pure Abundant and warm The love that Pours from the heavens And sprouts from the ground  
All you need is love, But love for what? Is it a love for money? For power? For food? For another person? But none of these will help you survive   All you need is food.
I'm from disrespectful students  and monotonous teachers. From bleach blondes, perfect bodies  and casual Everydays. I'm from not giving a care  not even about grades. Too bad only a select few
Before my first breath, I attended class Listening to voices and what they said Words too complex for my understanding Yet their inflections and tones stirred within Little did I know, I’d find a career
There are many Personal possessions, material things From the most  concrete of possessions to the most abstract of concepts  There are some I could not live without The friends and family who keep me sane The influx of artistic inspiration in me
It is The touch of her palms on A beating heart Toying with the Malleable tissue Of a passionate soul. It is
I’m tired. Worn down. Reality is heavy. Day in, day out, responsibility takes its toll. Before I’m even awake, I dread the day to come. If only I could escape! Find solace and respite.  
Rice is air. Something that I can not live without. Something that has always been a part of my life.  Rice is happiness. It welcomes me home after a long day and satisfies my hunger.
The main character loves me, the smart side-kickThe thought is a balloon that continuously rises
The desert oasis swims out of view Clarity does not bring closure I look float in the sea, sea of blue Bright reflections of the internal me My flashlight bobs in the water, It turns towards shore  
Walking down the street, my mind as clear as the baby blue sky, "Hey, look at that girl, she's one of them!" says one angry, aggressive guy Now my mind is not clear, it is far from pristine,
I’m 60% water Every cell in my body is living For that intricate H2O   I persevere to stretch My ambitions To be boundless Like the water That sneaks and slides
all I need is that green money green or silver copper nickel whatever makes a clank in my cup heads up lean down  scoop it up good luck for me and some copper in my pocket I love that green money green
Perfectly constructed lines form perfectly constructed letters form perfectly constructed laughs and perfectly constructed lives.   When will this house of cards tumble— when will
How shall I explain?I take in his presence as a woven basket, enclosed are fragile itemsand I’m determined to keep them intact.Overbearing some may some,protective others.
GunshotsWho could it be?I picture a student in ill-fitting clothing and unwashed hair.What kind of rifle? Is this how I'll die?What will I say when I beg for my life? I stop breathing. Eyes are frantic My heart sinks like lose change.I Imagine all
I look in my mirror everyday, I always ask "are you ok?" My mirror does not like to talk, only to listen My mirror will never leave me on my mission but what if my mirror is gone? what if I am left all alone?
  Death is meant to be the end. But you live forever in my memories. When I think about Alabama, our big home, the blazing yellow sun; you live.
All I need is to be heard All I want is to be heard. Hear me through the facades of my contempt. Hear me loud and clear through all the white noise of my laughter.
Sister you are me You are all of me You are a part of me  Without you I am not me Without you these things wouldn't be: Coffee dates on rainy days Embarrasing videos we post for all to see
A symphony of harsh voices rushes to her body. Each more beastly than the last. They shout, they scream, they rip her up. But they don't know about her past. A broken beauty still so fresh,
Dear True Love, Will my feet touch the ground? Or will I fall into Your arms? Or be in Your heart? Or be perfect in Your eyes as the Son still shines?  
I have it  deep inside but it struggles. I struggle. The only need for my survival is within me but it is kept with inferiority  They say to keep your head up high 
This is too much for me, my body shakes uncontrollably. My heart feels like a time bomb, ticking away until it explodes. My stomache twists and turns  as the world presses it's weight onto my chest.  
Have you ever walked down the street? See all the peeps look’n real sweet. You feel your heart lift up and your smile grow There aint nothing better than this ya know.  
And in the darker hours, My chest the nest of a skinny baby bird struggling to beat its fragile wings, I am biting my fist, Loathing you, Loathing me. 
The one who gives life Always provides, never hides Second to God. The one like no other Shares love with no one but your brother Dedication, Determination, Motivation is The Giver
Alone on a desert island I wouldn't need anything. I wouldn't need anyone. Besides Jesus.   I don't mean the Jesus in my math class. I mean the physical Jesus Christ of the Bible.
Hope Hope is a smile in the night Hope is peace in the midst of a fight Hope is the feeling deep inside Hope stays constant through the changing tide
I hate how i miss you everyday  Everything you ever said to me is on replay  I hate that when I see you in the halls  All i ever want to do is ball  I hate thinking of our smiles and laughs 
People may say all they need is this one person's love, or for the world's problems to end, but all I need is to know who I am.. I don't want to the known as "that one girl", or "quiet but fun girl".
They start with the hours spent in the Barbie Room My sister and me running the town in the midst of a space invasion executed by Isaac Then we’d hear the ring-a-ling
i am not a hotel. don’t pack your bags only to stay a week or twodon’t come to me only when you need somewhere to get away from everythingi am not a hotel.i am a home.let me be your home.
What I can’t live without? That’s a simple question with many implications. I could say I can’t live without air, I could say I can’t live without water, Or earth beneath my feet
Let me be your drum-pad. Beat me, use me, and abuse me As long as we're making music. Practice your flams, paradiddles, and rolls As long as you promise me a 7/8 swing. Bounce your ideas and doodles off me
My eyes open, If I was truly alone,   All I would need is God. If I must walk by myself, Up and down the paths of forever,
Can I escape the ubiquitous, omnipotent lull of remiss negligence Can I prove to myself that I should live on The rope tightens ever so   I  
     One thing I can't live without is music, Music is like ballet it tells a story, Music is my Cupid I instantly fell in love, Like many others music is my center it gives me comfort,
The adventure awaits. Turn the page,  Feel the new experience, The new world just  Waiting  Waiting for you. Filled with only the best People, in all the universes.   
When a rough day has passed,filled with tears brought on by the persecution of my peers,I look towards the sky and see,that despite the storm, the sun fights to shine brightly.When the memory of my dear brothers last days cloud my mind,my heart sh
Today… I'm Smiling. I am happy because I'm surrounded by people who love me. Today… I'm strong.  I feel like I can actually make a difference in this world. Today… I feel accepted.
You're strandedYou are aloneYou are lost without the one you wantYet you know that I am what you need It's dampIs it the tropic climateOr is it your eyes pouring from the painYou know that I can dry it up It's coldIs it the breeze rolling off the
i once read that there's childhood, and there's childhood aftermath.
Hold on let me thing I can't live with out? Is Knowledge. One thing I can't go without is knowledge.  Everybody knows that knowledge is power. If we have knowledge then the world is ours!
  I Need❣   I want to be be with someone who will call me at 3 am to make sure I'm okay.  I want someone who will make me feel like I'm the prett