By Nardine Sanderson One day I stand to lose you For in life we live and die We feel the beauty and take it in Just Like the bluest skies If I compared your heart to flowers, would you grow back once seasons range, I hadn't thought much of it till now In love … Continue reading One Day I Stand To Lose You
The island of shattered dreams The ebbs and flows Cold winter winds blow Across the oceanic world No land to see, nor harbors to call The loud silence of doomed souls Black gulls take to air Round and round they fly in evil circumambulations No sound through truculent clouds Of promised rain and … Continue reading Poems Rizwan Saleem
By: Kelli J Gavin The term, she wears her heart on her sleeve is wasted on me. I wear my heart everywhere on my physical person. I am a crier. I always have been. My mother used to retell the story of when I was three and she found me sitting silently … Continue reading Crier
By James Diaz in lieu of love she gave me tea leaves spread out on a road map she said rain bores her senseless and I said senselessness reminds me of rain of collateral damage dead birds and parking lot trash sadness in sculpted laughter at the end of a dark hall in lieu of … Continue reading This is Weird, Isn’t it?
Truth Reflected Within Raindrops on A Showery Eve By Linda Imbler What you were, and what you are, off-center, you, beheld through my raindrops of tears. What I remember, and what I see, not the same reflection, us, while viewed inside puddles on the street. Just hollow fact: lovers, friends, enemies, strangers exact.
By Vincent Baker As I turned the door knob, I heard scrambling throughout the apartment. As I walked in, I saw my mom holding a tray. I smelled the whiskey aroma mixing with the sweet, warm scents from the cookies. “I made your favorite!” I heard her say enthusiastically. “Did you finally decide to … Continue reading Cookies and Whiskey”
By Marc Carver I walked down Congress I wrote a poem at every bench I came to and left it there. Must have been ten or so I even left one in a bush I can't remember all the words but I can remember the soul of them LOST As I … Continue reading Various Poems
By Max Casey-Bolanos There was this feeling that was running through my body that I couldn’t explain. I had been having dream this weird dream about losing my keys. I would search for them for hours, and when I finally found them this lady would show up and say to me, “Nothing is ever … Continue reading The Note
By Anonymous “Hello?” “Hey! Where are you?” “In my car, I just got off work.” “The night shift?” “Yeah.” “So...there's a karaoke night tonight at Maribel’s Diner- ” “No.” “C’mon Olivia! I want you to come with me.” “I don’t think I can go back there… ” “It's been a year!” Olivia was silent. … Continue reading Pending Love
Here are some really good works that I wanted to include as well. It is kind of a long list but they are all really good. By Meekha S Dreams Come to me tonight Scarlet dreams Violet skies Silvery plumes of biting cold As I stand bathed in moon, will you crave for a taste … Continue reading Honorable mentions of the Contest