Poetry

Silent Blood

Comb your hair, clean my house, bathe those kids

We are objects, We are inferior

Our heads bow down as our backs bend over

Palms face thigh, skin shedding

Thoughts crawling, Lips sealed

Hair long to the elbows, to the hands that ache from serving the full

Polished nails

Pierced ears listen to weak, prideful demands

Hearts racing, tongue stuck to the base […]

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Bad Religion

We met through mutual friends and
With no knowledge of the concept of time, we consumed each other.
Fed and misused each other,
we sat back and grooved with each other.
We had the whole universe in line with the vibrations of our emotion
with our overwhelming intuition and commotion,
together
we resided in a temple with toxic lotuses growing from the […]

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What Am I Good For?

What am I good for?

I sit here begging for your attention,

Which by the way is never given.

But yet I make sure you never ask for more.

So tell me what am I good for?

You don’t open my door

or call to make sure I’m good.

But yet I keep your ass from being from the hood.

So tell me […]

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Nothing Lasts Forever

By Noor

Tis better to have loved and lost
Than never love at all
Hoping that the moments will stay,
Never fade away
But though nothing is forever
Hoping it gets better
To the people you meet from the battles you won
By the time you know itll be over and already done
We’ll wish for the clock to tick back on […]

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Love has no face

By Anonymous

Someone help me, I can’t see,
I’m blind to what is clear and what is not supposed to be.

To see me ever leaving by holding what’s inside
The pain goes through my head and it’s ruining my mind

Lust is not Love and Love is not Lust
The way love is like something that doesn’t rust

The burning […]

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Reality

By Lucia

Lies always ended with byes.
I always asked myself why lie if the truth will always come out.
Why hurt people & tore their heart out.
Why tell them that you love them if you don’t mean it.
Why leave the one you love for the one you like if the one you like will hurt you […]

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Pain

By Anonymous

[Note: Trigger warning for sexual violence]

Taken advantage at age 11.
She was like a porcelain doll, safe in a shelter for 10 years.
Until one day a boy decided to play with her and break her.
A beautiful innocent girl, who already felt lonely inside.
She thought he was gonna save her.
Didn’t know he was just gonna use her. […]

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Life

By Lucia

Things happen in life that we have to learn to overcome.
Sometimes people will use the words ‘I love you’ to take advantage of you.
Sometimes people will lie to you to protect you, but at the end the truth will come out & they will hurt you.
But after you been hurt so much, the pain […]

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Lost One

By Brandon

I lost one
The one thing that kept me up at night.
The lucky charm I always wanted.
I lost the questions marks at the end of each sentence.
The thing that shined so beautifully.
But sadly this thing was never meant to get lost in my hands.

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The Bullet

By Brandon

Hate this bullet that those two guns created
All it does is kill everything it cares about
It runs with its head down not seeing what he hits until
He kills the one he’s inlove with
Breaks in to a million pieces and ricochets from one girl to the next
Never to be whole again.

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