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August 24, 2017
 

A white car halted on the dim-lighted street, and her heart couldn't beat fast enough. Then someone from behind was clearing his throat rather loudly. And the car wasn't even on full stop?

She did not attempt to see who it was. Fear gripped her. Paranoia, or was it instinct? Hard to tell. She half-walked/ran as fast as she could. It might seem nothing, but she's not taking any chances. She passed by someone a few minutes ago. If the threat was real, she couldn't get help fast enough.

Something similar had happened before. So why risk it? And to think everyone thought she was indestructible.

The moment she thought she can breathe again, a lot of prayers had already been said. Yet she utter...

KEEP RUNNING
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August 23, 2017
 

     You hide your fear well
     Behind velvet and lace
     While you strut around
     In black patent leather pumps
     Your inner demons lying to you
     As darkness clouds your mind
     And you tell yourself
     Once more
     That you have no other choice.

                                              JD

*Lies You Tell Yourself*
#BlackVelvetLies #AugustFalls #PoetryChallenge

NEVER ENOUGH
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August 23, 2017
White House, United States

"Who would suppose"

No one would guess that she had barely a hundred calories for breakfast.
Or that her lunch was a single serving of pineapple.
Or that her dinner was exactly twenty three cashews.

No one would guess that she runs and benches and pushes and leaves her all on the gym floor, to the point of injury after injury.

No one would guess that she doesn't sleep anywhere near the vicinity of close to how much she says she does.

No one would guess that sometimes she nicks herself while shaving on purpose, just to see.

No one would guess that she goes home and bites her nails and picks at her skin until there's little left to pull.

No one would guess that she has to be skinn...

TOTAL ECLIPSE 2017
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August 24, 2017
Indonesia

SOMETIMES

I JUST NEED A QUIET PLACE

TO LISTEN THE SOUND OF DRIPPING WATER

TO TASTE MORNING DEWS

TO FEEL DEWY IN THE DAWN

FOR DESERTED ME

--
Vivi Rosalina 💋

ANGEL BREATHING
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August 23, 2017
Monsey, United States

You gave us a test
Not sure what Your thoughts behind it were
We... are still experiencing this test that we can't seem to surpass
Because, inside, we no longer can endure

We are Your children and we're asking for a Helping Hand
Please help us; You're The Man
We're only as pure as can be
And we only do as much as we can

You. You Run the world we live in
And we know that You can do absolutely anything that we don't know how to do
We also know You think of us as Your Treasure
Because You keep us in this world You created, and we know we can be thrown out of it too

So, please. I don't ask for much
And I know we all want this to end
So that's why I said we the whole time
Because I know You can...

BLUE WHIRL
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August 24, 2017
New Delhi, India

Feeling alone?

Step 1. Call your friends. They seems to be busy? Now feeling lonely?

Step 2. Get on social media. Looking at cool lifestyle of people? Feeling jealous already?

Step 3. Stare at ceiling for few minutes. Stressed? Need someone to talk to?

Step 4. Install Tinder and swipe right. No matches? Depressed?

Step 5. Call Mom. Talk about anything. Happy now? Good.

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ENDLESS STARS
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August 23, 2017
 

As I light

I feel myself burning.

Never mind what I know

the feeling is overwhelming.

With still two left

there was not much left in the night.

The clichéd stars 

The cliched moon

only an excuse to burn another

and with only one left

there was not much left in the night.

It was time to think about life.

Where has it come to?

Open space looking upto the sky?

Was it really necessary?

I needed to keep going but 

I was slowing down.

Dying ends on both sides

so I light the last one

hoping a better end.

A better taste.

Every drag made me regret it

but every time i paused for a breath 

it made me want it more.

I had none left.

These were the last of what i had.

Me and my bu...

TOTAL ECLIPSE 2017
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August 23, 2017
Thane, India

What has happened to you?
Is it life? The coarse harshness
That leads in your voice?
Strange as it may sound,
Today your voice brings in
The melodies of sorrow,
With every syllable you utter,
I drown in the lanes of memory.
There was a time when I would
Have recognised you with your smile,
A small one for that matter,
That could just unfurl the burrowed
Wrinkles of your forehead.
Now it seems that time has
Aged you beyond recognition.
The hollow silence that you reside in
Has taken you for granted.
I have observed it in your sleep
The ghost of your happy past,
That comes to haunt you.
For you smile in your sleep
But something holds you back,
Something that breaks your smile,
Before it reache...

RESPECT
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August 23, 2017
Hyderabad, India

We are same
Yet so different
Our stars seem to match perfectly
Yet we are destined differently
The thought of you being so different scares me
Cause I know you would never be the way I am
You would walk over me without even thinking once
And I still wouldn't be able to take a step.
We share the same habits
But who knew they would change from person to person
Knowing that you are cold and do not express does make things easier
But knowing that its the same with me breaks my heart
I will never be able to explain what it feels like
When you make no difference between me and others
When you treat me the same you treat others
There are times I know that I am not the same as others
Times ...

YOUR VALUE IS UNDENIABLE
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August 24, 2017
 

Teach me to forget
all the things I love best
like the sound of your laugh,
or your smile when we met.

Teach me to remember
that this wasn't meant to last.
Some things are bound to happen,
but they now belong to the past.

Teach me to let go of false hope,
and empty dreams.
It felt good, and almost real,
but things aren't always what they seem.

Teach me to unlearn
the things I began to love.
I need to move away
from anything I would never have.

Teach me to forget
all the things you made me feel.
And teach me to remember,
it's not for long, it isn't real.

Teach me not to want
what would be wrong.
Teach me to forget,
to walk away, and move on....

SCENIC SIT
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August 23, 2017
 

Formidable, Fascinating, frightening or even freaky...but nature can never be evil...

Inspired from the movie "Interstellar"...

TOTAL ECLIPSE 2017
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August 23, 2017
 

That one moment of final 'goodbye'

Nothing can sum up the numerous feelings and countless tears a heart goes through..

TOTAL ECLIPSE 2017
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August 22, 2017
Mumbai, India

Usual hour of the day
An unusual verity in front of eyes

Tick tocking that stick
Comes tired experienced steps,
Frolicking in her wavy saree
Comes the hand which has
Kept them together and through
all this while..

Usual routine of a small walk
Sitting on that bench
Unusual thoughts about
Exuberant realms of life..

A house to stay
With all the amenities
On the top of the high rise
But staring at a big void
In their  hearts
In their life
In their house
Which could have been a home
With their life around...

Silent brooding eyes
Smilingly hides what underneath lies...

The wait..
The longing...
That sight...
For one last time.

TOTAL ECLIPSE 2017
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August 22, 2017
 

Life is painful sometimes

Sometimes you got stuck in a situation where you. don't know what to do
But when you find something to sort it out
You feel that it won't bring desired result or it will be a long journey to reach that desired result
But you don't have that much time
You start panicking
You start looking for help,support of someone
But then you realised no one is going to understand you
What storm is running in your head,your heart

And then you end up with pain,
Unbearable pain...........

EXPLOSION
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August 22, 2017
 



Hurdle by hurdle I cross,
to reach my destination.
But what if hurdles where not hurdles?

As I stop and stare,
I find my vision not enough
to grasp the magnificence of the universe.
I wonder and ponder,
that this moment,
and every other coming my way
is not about the destination.

I'm all but a minuscule part
of this vast universe,
looking upon me,
watching my every step.
Like a parent, looking after his child.
Wherever the stars are,
that is my home.

Yes, I'm all alone.
But I don't feel lonely.
And the beauty of it all mesmerizes me.

- Journey.

THE SKY ISN'T THE LIMIT
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August 22, 2017
 

Warning Sign


I use you as a warning sign
I know that I should'nt cross the line
Knowing how much I should give or take
Couse love is a thin flatlie

Don't go there silly girl
To where you did lost yourself again
This time will be hard
To pull you back again

Be that cheery girl
The world is want you to be
Wear that happy smile
To make them fall for you all over again

_Dily_

I LOVE YOU
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August 21, 2017
Ireland

Slowly letting go of
A cloud held on a string.
Setting it down low,
Where all the dreams go.
As the rain begins to sing,
With tender kisses,
And a touch just as soft,
I didn't notice when the cloud began to storm,
And the touch turned to frost.

Did it hurt you, the first time I cried,
When your anger couldn't be satisfied,
And when the pain wouldn't end
And how you couldn't bend
To allow that maybe you were wrong...

But like a cloud, like nature, you storm.
Without reason, without a warning.
Like a gentle cloud, until you storm,
I'll write dreams onto your face,
Until it twists our fate
Until it settles down, into the ground.
Your storm slowly being let go,
Where all the dreams go,
As the ...

TOTAL ECLIPSE 2017
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August 21, 2017
 

Your attitude will ruin you one day. You act all angelic in front of everyone but you treat your family like shit. Even a beggar will prefer to starve and die rather than being disrespected. Your attitude will ruin you and the people around you. I have given you everything and you can't even give me respect.

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TINY QUEEN
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August 21, 2017
Sterling, United States

"When I say forever, it's the god damn truth..."

I could love you like no other, believe me I could. I could make you not want another, if you'd let me.

I could make you mine forever, if you'd give me the chance. If our friendship ever evolved into romance.

You're so beautiful, so perfect to me. All of your flaws make you unique.

You're kind of an asshole, no one will ever deny that. But I can't get over my feelings for you, believe me I've tried.

I want to hate you. But I just love you. I want to hit you, actually let me kiss you. Leave me alone, wait no, please don't go. You're terrible, you're great, I can't decide.

Love doesn't care how much you've made me hurt. Love is blind t...

TRUE LOVE
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