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To be somebody And Not just-anybody For that someone And Not just anyone. Someone but not anyone in someone else’s eyes To be that somebody the one they can’t deny To be “The One” they seek they find
commonbees, pollen-sifters a poem by riley minteer   You can find me in the fields, catching water bugs, and small red beetles.
When trials come like furious wind to blow you down, To tear your tender heart and have your tongue -- a pawn. Be strong and fight for liberty and equity; Not by your arms or guns but by your ink and words.
In cold and ignorance. I wept for its depart. How cold! How cold! It did intend to break my heart. And standing still, and seeing all last rays be gone; That made all clouds to paint a crimson sketch aloft.
A clean and clear, white sheet of paper; messed by ink. The world and me, the people here; we live that brink. Just like this night -- a villain veiled -- and then I sigh. This tyrant darkness shakes my shoulders. Solitude!
I gazed upon the darkest sky and then I saw -- The stars. They flash like fiery embers through and through -- To east, to west. They're everywhere. To north to south Like precious jewel there, so distinct and rare.
There's nothing good as merry as mellow meadows. An airfield of gentle buzzing breeze; mine shadows -- Doth smile and racing with my fingers; the grasses -- And theirs as if hands they reach on me, wanting me --
'Twas once in early misty in the cold forenoon; And some still sleep, so till and tight; beneath the moon. The door. There was a knock; with rapping and with tap. The mote in these eyes have awoken. Heard my kin --
I sighted golds within the sun's coruscate beam, And tiny drizzles are blessings that falls downstream. The trees now rested in an open peacefulness. The birds performs aloft, and in bliss with the wind.
The sinews of my soul have been messily dissected By the unsteady, wavering hand of depression Each tender nerve frays as it’s carelessly bisected
The flame has a life of its own Mysteriously ignited by the fuel of existence and Set ablaze by the quaintness of the world’s wonders, Wee beginnings as a single spark in a pit of ember
My RAGE, with the degrees of a thousand Hiroshimas, ERUPTS! reverberates, reverberates, reverberates,  up and down the chords of my body.  Strummed by the unwarranted jab from kid.
The smile so beautiful, so enchanting that no one sees the pain and the anger in the eyes  or the tears falling to the cheeks.  They're all busy looking at the smile. "Be strong. Be happy."
I have a dream, that we would all set aside our differences and let each other be passionate about whatever we presume to have meaning, I know that we all spend our lives wishing and dreaming,
In the eyes of the president, I’m a fucking rapist In the eyes of the president, I don’t work for shit In the eyes of the president, I’m a drug user
Going to the theater for all the world to see People on the big screen who, for the first time, look like me Giving many kids a chance to connect with character’s identity
O expectations, what a blessing in a curse You taught me to want more from myself   Without you, I'd be feeling so much worse No longer just a bland book on a shelf  
time is like sand it slips right through your fingers. you can hold on  and squeeze as tight as you can but in the end it slips right through your fingers  
time is like sand it slips right through your fingers. you can hold on  and squeeze as tight as you can but in the end it slips right through your fingers  
Blossoming remorse Sage scented lies Blank minds begging to be divorced from themselves Discouraged by the aroma of the room.   Declining souls mourn for deciphering 
The Definition of perfection,   And yet I get to call you my own, You're just so filled with affection,   I think I might explode!   I call you my Mother,   A word meaning so much more,
The art of writing cannot be done without first mastering the art of reading.   
The art of writing cannot be done without first mastering the art of reading.   
To have readers, one must have been and always be a reader.
To have readers, one must have been and always be a reader.
Dear Me,
to my dearest, i remember seeing you for the first time i remember falling for you for the first time it was like jumping off of a cliff & not worrying about the fall
Perhaps I was wrong, maybe my accusations have been oversung.   You were, as far as I was sure, the problem that made me fight.   But as I leave you in the dirt and move on, it seems
Rezza B. Santos 5416 Tender Tulip Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89139 (702) 738-5643   20th November 2017 Rusty
Healthy is to feel good,To be mentally, physically And emotionally stable A Relationship is a bond between two people Two people who share similar feelings towards each other A relationship offers trust, honesty and respect A healthy relationship
The moon peeking out  from behind blankets of clouds mysteriously
I'm drinking Sprite out of a coca cola cup  Am I bad enough for you?  you're my daddy but it's been real tough Sorry to tell you that you're through    Cause you're too expensive 
her hair hangs loosely  dark, curly, and beautiful  no one else like her 
it makes me mad to see how you don't care about  how your children feel 
Halloween A time to laugh A time to scream Takes up the entire month If you’re enthusiastic My favorite time of the year
79 pages     79 pages, I swam through your gray matter 79 pages, I surfed through your white matter 79 pages, rough me up with your waves 79 pages, do what you do to my body
The guy I'm thinking about is the pure essence of childhood, simple and caring, knowing that life is full of fleeting moments.      He has a heart of gold, far more valuable than any jewel in the world..
She feels like a ghost among the living With no destination or purpose, A mind so big deserves much more then Be simply unnoticed by many. One more step, and she falls on her feet
When I close my eyes I Envision the deep waters of the ocean Spreading it's arms across the sea Holding hands with distant waters From another country Never to break apart Brotherhood's one magistic bond
On sleepless nights When I lie awake I often stare Before I break. I stare at you, Oh ceiling, friend. I stare to make The nightmares end.
She was darkness, she was light, She was beauty in my sight. She was mad and stressed, She was sad and soon became depressed.   That girl is my rock, She is my raft,
Please don't dip your Chicken Nuggets in Ketchup Just seeing it makes me red. Nothing against your personal eating habits.  Just if you’re around me Please don't dump your Chicken Nuggets in Ketchup. 
The difference that love can make Could shift tectonic platesThe difference between Hot and cold Fear and relieve
If I had a voice to sing With every breath my voice would ring Out into every starry night, And at the dawn When my words have gone I will with them take flight.   It is from their heart
Hopeless, and I don't think that you noticed so i wrote this Cause I want you to know this before I disappear,whether I'm dead or gone,far from here Love my city although many mental wounds had to scar here
There's a warm group of pink pigs roaming the unattended class rooms. One little pink pig drifted off due to the sweet aroma of an unknown substance. He then goes onto the kitchen
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
Precious child, you were put onto this world with ever lasting love.Like a dove,You
A world without color is a dreary world at best, For I wouldn’t see the red dragons on Grandma’s vest, I wouldn’t see the brown ochre of a bird’s new nest,
While the sun rises and sets with its comity, We continue to make the same mistakes and break amity, With no other person that ourselves. Remember to yourself that circumstances and conditions lay upon you,
Small Wheels
On the broken stairs of a trailer My weary soul sat On the broken edge of a rusted sink My hands rested flat They followed themselves up the mirror
A piece of the price of pain Is hatred And the price of a piece of hatred Is pain Highness, I bow to nobody But I kneel to a body of water and blood Every Single
I am... I am  one of a kind someone original  someone so fine different than others different indeed you will never find  someone like me I am tall and corky 
It's when someone changes your life
Philosophy is awesome, yes
The impending doom that arises from the sun.
a day can be painful but, it can also be sweet if you waste it away you’ll never get it back but another will come right on time as if on beat
Accorfing to my makers, my mom and my dad, I am a blessing,most beautifully made They asked God for me and their dream  came true. A little girl that was all  they wanted.
My voice has been undermined for so long, it's time to remi
What I Am by Jadon Brown   What more do I have than what I am? An incomplete vessel in the hands of the potter,
Every day when i see you my eyes sparkle when youre here Every day when we are together i see your inner beauty in a blink You are honest and not afraid to say the truth, and make me
It feels rather cold tonight
I'm a leader. But my value doesn't depend on how many followers I have.   Picturesque.  Pounds of makeup doesn't define beauty nor does 100+ likes on a photo.  Social Media. 
My buck teeth are beautifulThey make me look like a bunnyMy one hidden dimple is gorgeousIt pops out when something's funnyMy pale skin radiantLike ivory pearlsMy strong assertive voice
I am intelligent, I am beautiful, I am outgoing, I am a hard worker, I am funny, I am caring, I am sweet, I am not ashamed,  I am FLAWLESS! I AM ME!  
   Hair a mess no make-up, no stress, wearing jeans and a shirt the same thing you'd probably wear to work. I still smile and be who I am
I wake up, #FLAWLESS. No make-up. Bra-less. Should I wear jeans, or joggers? Every morning I go through all this...   20 minutes til I catch the bus, Eyebrows on FLEEK, hair looking plush,
Me I am strong Caring Beautifully made Careful
I'm candid as me, I may have red cheeks, buck teeth and my hair may not be neat, But I'm just the perfect me, So why bother be he or she? Can't you see I'm just like B, I won 10 out of 10 doing me,
Closed eyes and a deep breath before lifting myself up;
Who am I without the "mask" I wear, in a world that just sees me as another statistic? Who am I without all the filters? Who I am is defined neither my physical appearence, nor my intelligence, 
I am a blank canvas, I am unique, I am a soul of wonder. No person, No object, No filter Shall change who I am. I am dreams, I am optimism, I am a hopeless romantic.
Mirrors tell the truth, you see They are blunt and honest, the worst but best kind too It's hard trying to see yourself when it's impossible too. You can't count on people's words either.
I have had braces for 5 long years.
Enough, because you both have raised me better Enough, because you are both leaving me dry In tears and in pain, That do not ever leave me. Enough, because I trying, I have never paused
Nobody knows the real me
People are not much different than seasons,
Put your makeup on, go to the beauty salon. Get your nails done, my dear loved one. Curl your hair, keep it slim their. run an extra mile, keep your smile Just so they could like you?
Most days I don't even wanna see your face. You think everything in life is always a race. If it was then I would win, even though I'm not tryin'. How does it feel to always come in second place?  
The Girl In the Corner, Yes the one all alone, The one who is in the pouring rain, She has had a troubed past, Cuts that are like sleaves going up and up her arm, Her parents both gone,
The corset is now off, Putting all the guard down. What if they should flout or scoff? Sea of shame, go ahead, drown. Fabricating to care, Pitching bad self esteem. Yet they gossip and stare,
He made promises. Things he could never reach and things he could never keep. He saw things beyond his reach. He would gaze at the moon and stars
Are you ready to see what hides behind the curtain? Can you handle something so uncertain? All you can hear is laughter from her lips, and see a shadow moving her hips. Are you ready to pull the curtain? Are you ready for the uncertain?
"small lips", "big nose", "pale face", "big eyes", "small thighs", "fat in the wrong place",  "awkward", "strange", "too shy",  but "dont let them get to you", "dont you cry" smile, smile, smile. 
She flies in the inner city. Surrounded by different flocks, which one is best to join? Colorful birds flying in the sky Why can't she be more like them? Wings, large and wide,
I see the past as lessons  and I pray for blessings  that will make me strong for the future  I've made many mistakes  including acting fake  I can't believe I put my personality at stake    
Close your eyes, Close your eyes and breathe. This can’t be me, This isn’t happening to me. But it is. And you can’t help it, But what did you do? Why you? The weight is over bearing,
Can you see her? Did you know?
The Sun on my face My heart's filled with grace
This house sometimes feels empty No one understands I don't mean to hurt them I just don't know how to reach out My mom was my galaxy and I was a stargazer Now she's just part of the Milky Way 
I want them to tell me to reach for the stars,
  The day begins,
I exist within a beat A moment of synchronized sound.  An instance, determined by an ongoing tempo.
Floral prints and straw hats Sips of lemonade and a gentle scent of daisies Mix nicely with the cool spring breeze   It has just rained So grass sticks to the bottom of our feet
There it is. Those metallic golden gates glistening in the sun. I have only heard about the place they call heaven, but how do know it's really there? Have you ever seen a beautiful bright red cardinal singing in the trees when all hope is lost?
Let's have a little talk about the way you speak, 
Black. No longer just a skin color but a culture. No longer a protective covering but a name by which any other race Must refer to as “African American.”
Born into this world alone, he was.
My name is Mariama Suwaneh. I was born on April 5, I’m eighteen years old, I am 5’3.75” but I tell everyone I am 5’4”. I am terrible at soccer, I love the Spanish language, I don’t really like chocolate,
The poisoned mind Is a threat and a burden
Do you know how much silence hurts? Your judgment burns Even when I don’t know you How can I show you That whenever you laugh, it lacks its happy definition and instead creates an incision in my wall of confidence
My heart grows weak from the pain and the suffering of this cold hearted world i sit back and wonder why
Sunflowers dancing in the light, Hidden but not out of sight; Gathered in anonymity, But not without solemnity.   
I’m hollow without you, a lock with no key. You’re my canteen when I’m on a quest. Keyboards missing their keys is you without me.   In your absence life is flavorless, water without tea.
Am I wrong? For coming to poetry with my insecurities? Not for attention. Just because ya know, Im insecure. I’m uncomfortable in my own skin. I look in the mirror & I try to see beauty, I try not to focus on the flaws..
God please help me. I'm begging. You've never let me down, even protected me when I was wrong. Now, I'm right. I'm no longer in the wrong. I just need your guidance, your love and your support. You've never let me down before.
I’m screaming shouting
Crying sobbing
do you even care?
standing on the edge
One step from the finale
The end.
Do you care yet?
Releasing blood from these gashes in my arms
Do you care yet?
Popping all these pills
Do you care y
I just heard the saddest story
I escape my thoughts in the midst of the day trying to feel a void that has been empty for so
As she stands there looking pale,She knows she's slowly dying in her shell.
But a little pain is good for the body, 
I’ve been shaking lately, A thumb pitter-pattering on a desk, Trembling fingers holding paper,
Greetings stranger, I am from the O.s. galaxy; many aliens have died in futile attempts to battle. Welcome to my mind, the requiem of of reality.
  (Intro:) Here I want But I just can't have you My life is all about you But you just can't seem to care It was you though It was you who ended it
 Steady trying to feel in this void. I find myself clenching the sheets, feeling it's texture. Smooth you would've thought... but, it's been layed in so long there's a change. Not one too noticable, but one only the owner knows of.
Society: Be yourself, but not like that!That’s all I seem to hear.People encourage you to be unique,but blast it on Facebook that you’re weird.This world seems to love to bring you up,
Waving Beauty along the waterline          Proud, splendid, fantastic             Rowing among the brisk waters             Warming the bitter days
Days, Weeks, Months, They pass. And I wait. I wait on you. I wait on a FaceTime,  A call, Some word. But you don't call. You don't FaceTime, You send no word.
Pull my hair back and lay me back. 
I smell the savory cardboard box From across the room..
Open mind present Sincere never ending love Never leaving us
Two cultures live within me
Love is God God is love
Afraid to start a new I buried myself in gray. Bound to lose myself and all senses; I found you, my radiant, blinding light Your exquisite aura inticing, I reached for you.  
That wilted flower of mine, patiently sitting on the windowsill. Began to take hue and form Slowly peaking were the bright petals.
Surrounded by our elements Feeling out of place Neither of us dared to ruin the moment It’s coming—our bitter enemy The end, the war—our nemesis   We were warned No attention was heeded
Rain   Look while it drips and rains He feels our pain Yes, like us he weeps and cries Hence the drops fall from the sky While grieving for the fate of man And the rejection of His mighty hand
People say I'm crazy. 
I fight a fight I know I cant win;
Roses are red Violets are blue BREAKOUT FROM SOCIETY
I have wandering eyes, but they don’t cheat. I have wandering ears, but they don’t listen to harsh words. I have a wandering mouth, they it doesn’t speak lies.
The width of a smile is proportionate  To the woman's disconsolate heart 
  Purpose   It’s in you Me, him and her too It’s the way you walk in your own shoes Let it lead Let it fuel It’s only something you and God can choose Just don’t lose your purpose
I'm backI'm here to stayThough dismayed and distraught and never critically acclaimedI have made peace Peace..
We have so many choices in this world, and we’re expected to pick just one. We have so many choices in this world, and we’re never able to get the best of both worlds. Should I eat a banana or apple for lunch?
with some of these teachers i just want to use profanity they talk and talk and talk i think i just might lose my sanity they can go off on so mant irrelivant rants
Look at me, what do you see? A picture of average nationality, American girls in picture books. Come here, come closer and take a look! All you see: brown hair, blue eyes, Coming in at five foot five!
Body Language With the strut of the Wind, The boundless flow of time. Our minds tend to flutter, With an undying chime.   Speaking through tocs and tics Vision scattered,
In elementary school, I was told: To look both ways before crossing the street, Do not run with scissors Don't cheat in hide and seek. Friends are forever, And secrets are kept discreet.   
  I am that nameless one, the one girl everyone seems to have an opinion on Oh look, there's that one ! that slim one, I heard she was this , heard she was that You hardly even know me to even talk. what do I do ?
Want By: Kamaria Campbell   Big, beautiful, warm, and wet from his tongue Slowly gliding along the surface leaving behind a trail of saliva
Have you ever just sat down and thought about the decisions you have made?  Or the decisions of others around you that have affected you in one way or another?  
I want to be kissed! But not just kissed... I want to be kissed because I’m me! Not just because I’m some girl. I don’t want to have to think And think and think and rethink
I tell the time by trees. I tell the time in threes. Three by threes from trees. Three by three by three. Time in trees to three by threes. We pass our time in trees. We pass our time in threes.
When the rain falls at night It helps me to sleep It washes away  All the pain that I weep   I try my best  To look beyond the bad But it keeps coming back  Like my pen to my pad  
I'm no artist, dolled up and I'm not perfect, flawed is beautiful and I'm worth it. Shining so bright, to the world its blinding, on my accord it is real no binding
She really thought it was real this time She was stubborn that this time, this time he was the one So she danced with words on her tongue  And made him feel like a prince
Oh to life’s little desires Through irresistible body’s pleasures Such do they bring the hottest fires Within you cannot control Within it gives comfort and console Promises to make things better
White woman:  The United States of America was founded in 1776 and discovered by Christopher Columbus. He came to the land to make new friends. But, the Indians turned against them.
What does it matter? If someone is yellow, black,white, brown or blue What does it matter? If I am a different color than you I have the same amount of rights I wake up in the morning and I sleep at night
I reflect. I dream. I speak. I desire.  How does it even compare? A broken heart? A summer's day? They are all the same. We wander. We drift. We run. We crave.
It is indeed true that The makings of a man, and indeed that the Greatest of men Are oft those of The greatest flaws And hardships concerning Mental and physical  Armageddeons unseen
    Each and every question, by you or I, to me My mind is quick to answer, so sure I’ll feel it be An evolution strikes, as dusk turns into dawn Awakened with wide eyes, my decision’s fully wrong
Our eyes can see many things. The world filled with many human beings. I can run hundreds of miles Just to see you smile.
Out of the frying pan Into the fire Just your fellow man Mislead by desire I can do it, I know I can Liar liar pants on fire
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Holy waters of the United States, Wash away the cherry blood on his hands, My voice calls out like David's precious lamb, So lost in the valley of death and hate.
I won’t write tonight ____only cause the words ____keep stubbing toes and maybe my belly hurts too.
Since we were learning how to talk, we were taught what is and isn't appropriate, have to follow a template to do anything, and even demanded to change what we wrote in it,
Don't be what they want you to be Love and embrace originality You don't have to wear white shirts and skinny jeans Wear bandanas and orange tees
You don't where I come from You don't know what I've been through You don't know how many nights I Stayed up crying for you You just think this is a game But you're the one to realy blame
Running down a dirt street With my bare feet Holding on your hand As tight as I can And never letting go Running from my past And going to the future Running through time ain't a bad crime
I've been calling you the Queen for some time And this for a multitude of reasons Out of wit, because your last name is King About you can drive a man to treason
Their eyes no longer blank As they had risen from concrete crumbles. In the burning heat of day And in the rituals of the night. Rushing through the strings of dirty tents Trying to find the ceaseless end
What would make the best symbol for the experience of life itself?
Two hearts beat as fast as fluttering wings. People may say that it's just puppy love But that isn't what's engraved on their rings, "Infinity and Beyond," with a dove. "Y'all are making a big mistake," says all.
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