I Want You To Write A Poem Off-the-cuff Right Here Right Now

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    Richest Man In Babylon

    a stack of chips on each shoulder no room to lean or cry on and you need one to rely on stones keep piling on and im crying trying to find the strength to fight on trying to pick the right one biting my time hiding with the light on half of the fight is knowing when to stand-down...
    sadfish sadfish
    31-35, M
    1 Response Oct 21, 2012

    The Confliction Of A Tortured Soul

    I fall to my knees and beg for forgiveness, I look to the heavens and see a light. I fall from grace and revel in sin, I walk away and become the night.
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp
    26-30, M
    11 Responses Jun 22, 2010

    Life is hard they say and I pray to a mighty

    existence. Being bound to my ignorance, I am walking through the path, while wondering, "will it ever be enough?" Horses are galloping. I feel their footsteps beating in my heart This is the most painful part. Is it possible to be as free as they are? Never going to shed...
    sparkydream sparkydream
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 28, 2015

    Catch it up, catch it up Check back in - time

    is running Rushing on - Open, plan, act, close Flows right past the end of day Swept on bubbles across the way Washing over - cleaning through What's arriving; next to do Party time - lets hit the street I'm out of here - got friends to meet
    mcconchiea mcconchiea
    56-60, M
    Apr 24, 2015

    standing prone

    wonder filled the lyrical luminous intention awakens skinless standing prone as the elbow of ubiquitous groove swallows her embracing tongue in curves of folding  imagination hard like memories too long left  in the pallid lust of the  eponymous...
    41-45, M
    22 Responses Mar 2, 2010

    Piece Of...

    Put meh panties on inside out..Forgot meh deoderant..I stink wiffout a doubt..It's enuf to make a gurl rant..But I'm stilla smilinJust a happy lil fartSittin here justa chillinWritin this piece of... art.
    whisperingsunshine whisperingsunshine
    31-35, F
    9 Responses Nov 4, 2011

    That Walk With Me...

    Come, I’ll walk with you.    Take your hand, feel…      fingers knotted. Take me to,    that walk with you. Places you want to go,     show me.       Things you want to know. Share, then...
    AnonymouslyWritten AnonymouslyWritten
    41-45, M
    10 Responses Nov 4, 2010

    hello, I'm nobody who are you?

    hopefully someone I can talk to or someone who makes me forget all the pain all the tears. hopefully your someone who puts my feelings in a box, and doesn't try to pry them out. hopefully your willing to wait until I'm ready to open the box. hopefully your someone who doesn't...
    UnusualArtist UnusualArtist
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 2, 2016

    I've tried to write one off the cuff,

    but I simply haven't got the stuff! I've thought and thought and tried to write - in fact I've thought all through the night! But even though my best I've tried, the words won't come - they run and hide! So now as dawn comes peeping through, this feeble scrawl I'll leave...
    littleblackduck littleblackduck
    56-60, M
    Nov 15, 2015


    My mind is like a T.V. set, It has many different shows. A channel for each memory, But no remote directing where they go. Some channels are the funny ones, I will laugh until I cry. Some channels are like sci-fi, I get confused and wonder why?! The scary shows are hard...
    Laughtereverafter Laughtereverafter
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 25, 2011

    You have exceeded your allowance So this isn't

    exactly "off the cuff", I wrote it a few days ago, but I thought I'd share it here as it has a theme in common with the last poem I wrote here. I've been away from home for half an hour Out of range And all I can think about Is you. Which is no different to any other half an...
    winstonwelles winstonwelles
    26-30, M
    Jun 3, 2015


    I wish to be one, and therefore I am! I slip by you with little a sound. You turn at my steps, and you hear my voice. You could see me if it was your choice! So I slip on through, and I bide my time. I wait for the time when the truth will shine. In the light, the lies will fade...
    StarGazer09 StarGazer09
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 17, 2011

    So this poem is about my book called Order Of

    Elements, also comment, would you read my book? and no, it is not religious. Sorry. But anyways, here you go. Out of the Fire Into the Sky Out of the Dark And into the light. A hero promised by the starlit heavens Evil promised by Hell There was the wings, dark and high There...
    AmnesiaWolf AmnesiaWolf
    18-21, F
    Feb 12, 2015

    Bluff Cuff Poem

    I look around and stop to thinkCan I write this poem? My mind is on the brinkIt could be about anything,I could throw in the kitchen sinkOr it could be about nothingFuhk, I write betta when I drinkBut drinks can't be had whilst at workWhich is a damn shame for sure, it'd be a...
    whisperingsunshine whisperingsunshine
    31-35, F
    11 Responses May 31, 2011

    What Mama Really Wants (For Mothers Day)

    Mama wants black nylon thigh highs, so he loves to stare Mama wants sexy bra and panties, for their journey bare A slinky dress that clinges to every curve she has Dancing to sultry music, maybe some jazz Tonight mama isn't feeling like mama any more As his arms embrace her...
    soulrunher soulrunher
    46-50, F
    10 Responses May 12, 2013

    I love poetry, and its been a while

    since ive read some but ive always like the "how do I love thee" style of mockery. Although its dark, it didnt quite fit in any of the dark poetry experiences nor did I want to make a catergory for dark mockery. But it almost fits here, as its a off the cuff poem unedited and...
    lass1 lass1
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Mar 29, 2015

    the hunchback of the elderly makes me hate

    the view of the carpet beneath the feet of days dwelling.. .. .. .. age is souls terror
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Apr 6, 2016

    And if by mistake you see my existence ,

    I'll show you a word from my mind as it is, And perhaps you can delve and find what you need, Anything to soothe you for you malicious deeds , But be careful when I show , For all good things may overflow.
    TheWestlifer TheWestlifer
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 10, 2016

    Please define, When

    even rust breaks an iron will, what can mortals do to draw the line? If those who drink from a dirty still accept disease from some hell's wine, Then what can we do that time can't heal? If your demon's watching steal your shine then pray to God that they're not real...
    SilasArke SilasArke
    18-21, M
    Jan 17, 2016

    ok..it's been a long time

    since I've written a poem..here is is.. You taught me to cry You taught me to smile Never was I running for so many miles.. My palms searching for a light Up to the sky I see a floating kite There is no need for a sounless cry It's just another lonesome night My eyes are wide...
    sparkydream sparkydream
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jun 25, 2015

    I never wrote in english before: The place I

    want to be, It's far away from me, Pain is flying in my mind, Nobody can see or find, I don't know what I should do, Should I tell or should I hide? I can see it is alive, Caused by jealousy and lie, Baby take my hand, I take you to my fairytale land, Plane crash, Dash it! We...
    jeruo jeruo
    18-21, F
    Jul 5, 2015

    Don't Just Stand There; Do Something

    I would have done something If only I dared. She could have done something If only she cared. He never even tried Though he cared enough You watched as they died You proved you were tough We should have done something But now it's too late No one did anything And death was their...
    Serenitree Serenitree
    70+, F
    6 Responses Feb 1, 2012

    The shadows that keep me up refuse me my

    freedom. I hope to one day leave these nightmares behind. No more sorrow. No more tears that threaten to fall but never do.
    ToBeFrank ToBeFrank
    16-17, F
    Apr 8, 2016

    Poem Righthere Right Now

    do you hear the angels sing? the rain i hear the sun is near my eyes are open still... i cantot think of one good reason to fall asleep. my dreams are not excuse to ignore such broken wings, angels fall into the screen, moonlight is not bright enough to let them see.. if i...
    RoobieCatenis RoobieCatenis
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Nov 20, 2013

    Satan Stays Here

    peace of mind declinedNow i a trapped in hereyou watch us shakeyou have no shameMercy is not your forteYou whinge and whine about how the worlds unkindShall I get you a mirrorYou treat the human race with disgraceEven your own blood with disgustYou may maybe6ft tall but it only...
    lonesomeallthetime lonesomeallthetime
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Dec 6, 2011


    I have walked in the woods today. There are places where the darkness is deep. Where there are branches to cut me And vines to entangle. I have walked in the woods Beneath light that was dim Under branches full reaching Under leaves that cannot fall. I have...
    Vessa Vessa
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Mar 28, 2010

    To Unrequited Love I am the shadow You are

    the light Shadow cannot be Without the sunlight And I cannot be Without your sweet smile In this painful existence We call "life"
    LEWIX20xx LEWIX20xx
    22-25, M
    Jun 8, 2015

    Escape From Hell

    Drained and pained, torn in twoChained and staind by all you doDark skies clouding over blueA glaring, vicious Hell ensuePride ******** bare, but I don't dareAfraid you'll grab me by my hairI cower beneath your spiteful glareHold my throat, and gasp for airPale and frail and...
    januarygirl januarygirl
    31-35, F
    21 Responses Mar 21, 2011

    tense are these times between us swollen from

    a hearts beating i bare the angst of a broken home on this journey, ive been treading
    Janaya83 Janaya83
    31-35, F
    Aug 19, 2015


    or FOR MS. *T* I just lost another friend today. a while ago you landed from the sky and nestled inside my heart by and by it was the warmest funnest coolest thing, two bodies residing inside one kindred ring. we...
    Lunadelobos Lunadelobos
    Jan 26, 2016

    It is I the Phoenix who can see you See

    who you really are Tell me your secrets Can we hold each other from afar Your words are so powerful They touch my entire soul They make me feel complete Those words they make me feel whole
    LAsuperstar LAsuperstar
    70+, F
    2 Responses Jan 21, 2015

    Walls walls/ Around me/ covering me,

    hiding me. Walls walls/ Save me/ from the hurt. <3
    deleted deleted
    Mar 24, 2015
    Kingheem Kingheem
    18-21, M
    Dec 31, 2015

    ~ Loneliness ~You know you are lonelywhen your

    own thoughtsare bouncing off walls.And you think you canhear some of themspeakingto you.And,You strain to hear the voice.Andyou can't help but wonder:Who is more lonely;the concrete wallsor You.
    Lunadelobos Lunadelobos
    Mar 2, 2015

    that little girl with a curl she lives in this

    world. she cannot be seen, for you are cold hearted, radiant green obscene, compulsive mean. the little girl, her life's a whirl this way, that way, thrown against the wall. who will break her fall? to know her heart is to know it all. she never answers when the people call...
    enl3ssly enl3ssly
    31-35, F
    Jan 22, 2016

    A Different Storm

      A Different Storm   On a wet windy day from behind closed shutters warms my Soul   Storms rage on cocooned in this cosy room turning to see your face as you lie beneath satin sheets smiling into my eyes   Waiting eagerly waiting...
    knightwhispers knightwhispers
    56-60, M
    1 Response May 8, 2011

    I dream to lie with you,

    to quiver ardently , euphoric under your spell, To swoon, trembling adoringly beneath your beguiling gaze, To prey on your lips, and devour your charm, With your arrogant grace and willowy neck, Lisping sonnets do drip from your gilded tongue, As I, adoring puppet to your every...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jun 22, 2015


    Like little childen skipping off to school, hand in hand clasped firmly in place. This is how you make me feel. Like a breeze scented with Jasmine on a well moon lit night. This is how I feel you. A Solitary candle with a flame of no tremble This is how I see you,  A dove of...
    PrettyOldSoul PrettyOldSoul
    46-50, F
    12 Responses Mar 1, 2011

    And All But This

    your origin song sings every note a flood of light expanding always only flowing this now expressing whose gift igniting alters and all but this is desire spilt staining the dreaming wings of emancipation
    41-45, M
    6 Responses Dec 12, 2010

    The Anything Knot

    the anything knot said finally a girl whose eyes echo nightmares whose reasons stare down barrels whose thighs spread in spiritual spring whose shadows curve like Sartres the anything knot said i see you in Van Gogh bliss and imperfected sorrows chosing breathing chasing bulls...
    SaintLithium SaintLithium
    26-30, F
    Feb 3, 2013


    It's funny when I almost fall, Or when my dog can't reach her ear. I giggle at the jokes you tell, I smile because it's crystal clear. I like it when it's all green, And I spot a patch of violet, I glow inside to see my life, And know that I'm the pilot. The tinkle of a slinky...
    Laughtereverafter Laughtereverafter
    26-30, F
    10 Responses Apr 28, 2011

    A Starlit Walk

    A starlit night, the moon shines like the sun Walking along the beach, so quiet and peaceful You run away and I give chase,calling your name Is this the game you want to play Your out of breath so am I We sit together, silently watching the sky I take you in my arms, holding you...
    tigermoth1234 tigermoth1234
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Jul 31, 2012


    Dreams sift in and out like sandrunning through my fingers...slowerFasterSoft, gritty, lightCould there beas many dreamsas tiny minisculespecks of sand?Trillions, flooding my head,at night, in day..Shrouded, or unveiled..Beautiful... wretchedYielding, flourishingEnraptures my...
    Velvetlacedream Velvetlacedream
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Sep 10, 2012

    twist and turn the wind up key in my back,

    being a machine of course a heart I must lack, all I have are springs and gears, never to shed actual tears, for if I do I'll begin to rust, I'll start to crumble and gather dust, cold and calculating that's my mind, I once was loved and once was kind, I gather strength and...
    fenrirandimpachi fenrirandimpachi
    26-30, M
    Feb 23, 2015

    A Woman Exposed

    There she was baring all that Nakedness Legs spread, her hopes and dreams Hidden within Foolishly thinking she could hide her Secrets there But her climax rose, peaked, flowed like the Rivers Until it trickled its last drop, exposing her Vulnerability Climax, scream, squirt...
    miracles101 miracles101
    56-60, F
    Oct 4, 2013

    love whatever hell you can embrace when lost

    or vanished without a trace. Without sound or might we escape, before dawn comes we change shape, and the lust we felt in the twilight wanes as time moves on through society's gains. Learn your hate as time moves you and you'll learn to love the world you're born into.
    SilasArke SilasArke
    18-21, M
    Jan 10, 2016

    I can do this so well.

    Better listen. Like Jesus on the sermon on the mount. I am about to give an account. Put together words in large indefinite amount. So if you can't follow you might need cash in your savings account. Because we about to travel and there is going to be some entertainment on...
    afaintreflection afaintreflection
    26-30, M
    Feb 8, 2015

    This isn't life This is the longest game of

    pinball I ricochet all night and day And still avoid the pitfall Gravity's a stubborn force And there's no second chances Going down's an omen now Despite this ball's advances Wayward and magnanimous Direction's ever fleeting This metal skin has always been These walls can take...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Nov 29, 2015

    My Sling

    You hang from my neck like a ton of bricks You're bulky and awkward what a fix Always need adjusting, collecting hair and crumbs Restricting me to death, I just sit and twindle my thumbs I would love to just throw you away, but if I did my arm would flay So I will keep you on for...
    soulrunher soulrunher
    46-50, F
    5 Responses Oct 29, 2012

    321... A poem is here.

    Don't fear. The alphabet has congregated and will now appear. I know, I know. With words like this I just doesn't seem fair. But let's get one thing clear. Me plus words equals a love affair. True. Debate sure but by God you better concentrate. Because when people can't follow...
    afaintreflection afaintreflection
    26-30, M
    Feb 8, 2015

    Free Verse

    I celebrated Mother's Day with my wife by taking her to Victoria's Secret and forcing her to spend $250 on underwear. Now THAT'S poetry! I even got to pick out one of the pieces. Although, it's rather silly... because as soon as I see it on her, I'm only going to want to rip...
    NoLongerHere NoLongerHere
    41-45, M
    4 Responses May 13, 2013

    Bright light flows - spring bursting forth -

    yellow flowers - bent, swaying stems - earthy slight warmth and promises of better tomorrows' .....
    mcconchiea mcconchiea
    56-60, M
    Apr 9, 2015

    live in vain only to die alone a shattering

    pain an ache to the bone. living the dream blur of days pass a truth of life unseen the path of life broken glass tears of blood fall from my soul wounds blindly aquired truth is a gaping bullet hole the reward for deluded dreams desired.
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer
    46-50, M
    Jan 22, 2016

    So low, feeling so slow.

    slow like a creeping snail. low like a deep, deep whale, whose call goes unanswered in the murky depths.
    deleted deleted
    Jan 31, 2016

    I'll Go First

     If ever there was an art to words Poetry is that art A vital part of sharing the heart.
    LeisaWolf LeisaWolf
    51-55, F
    6 Responses Dec 10, 2009

    typing dot dot dot time

    freezing breath catching heart skipping dot dot dot hypnotizing mind buzzing joke catching? or falling? she’s smiling? frowning? she’s typing something dot dot dot baffling exciting maddening tingling typing...
    winstonwelles winstonwelles
    26-30, M
    Nov 5, 2014

    chaos chaos chaos I read it over

    and over I learn who I am I am sam Sam I am If I'm not playing a role My life is out of control chaos chaos chaos Is no longer chaos if it's controlled
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Mar 23, 2015
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