I Write Poetry That Doesn't Rhyme

A group for people who like free verse, and don't mind criticism 359 People

    Angel Pale skin Red wrists Blue pills An angel

    in disguise Fading breathe Falling chest Another broken life Morning comes Time for school But it's too late For the angel is made of stone Flesh and bone cold Pulse no longer beating The angel will stand In a forest of stone Goodbye, goodbye Heaven needed another angel...
    sighselly sighselly
    13-15, F
    Sep 20, 2014


    Apples falling from the trees cardinal moments, gravity Standing with his sign; smile He knows secrets, I'm coveting Infinitely changed, blinking eyes Fire consumes, the rest of my life Tumbling, twisting, breaking down I burn into ashes, where am I now...
    OnShiningStars3 OnShiningStars3
    31-35, F
    Jul 11, 2013


    The swords of which my name is none for the feel is nothing existence is nothing for the purpose of living has yet to be. The space of everything has yet to be and in this thus our lives as humans begins. humans for ever alone in the vastness of space.
    PhazonMario PhazonMario
    18-21, M
    Aug 14, 2012

    "Not This Way" I tried For you.

    I fought For you. Don't you see anything At all In the things I do For you? Don't you see I am completely In love With you? I try so hard. I say so much. Don't you believe In me At all?
    TheHalfMadWriter TheHalfMadWriter
    18-21, F
    Jan 7, 2015

    Tired Of Dog-eared Doggerel?

    A lot of people think they can write poetry when they can't. At best, they can contrive to make the lines rhyme, roughly within an acceptable rhythmic pattern. This is not poetry, but doggerel. I made this group for people who like to use poetic language, without the bonds of...
    amberdextrous amberdextrous
    51-55, M
    7 Responses Nov 29, 2009

    "You Act Like You Would Change It (I Know I

    Wouldn't)" Hello, hello, hello.... Don't you think I know I'm the one That pops into your mind The one you can't escape this time: I'm the one you dream of. What a shame that I couldn't care less.... What a shame That you chose To love a girl Who hates you. What a...
    TheHalfMadWriter TheHalfMadWriter
    18-21, F
    Jan 9, 2015

    She has eyes of the darkest nights.

    . A little wildness,and a coy smile.. A tempest,she is,in a vial,of hardened glass A few steps away,but a thousand miles apart.
    Damien89 Damien89
    26-30, M
    10 Responses Feb 11, 2014

    I've been loved, but never loved.

    I have seen, but have never been seen. I've never been heard, but have called. I've followed close behind, but never noticed. I've grinned, but it wasn't true. Tears were there, but they never fell. - Bad poetry by Roabie; 2014.
    Roabie Roabie
    Nov 18, 2014


    you wanna see the darker side of me? the one that no longer bleeds? It is my strength my power the devil inside of me the truth behind my yellow mask it thrust for blood longs for death yet enjoys the torture that is life this long sweet massacre that so many seem to...
    whisperingsleepless whisperingsleepless
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 6, 2010


    I still Long for her touch. I cannot Own her heart. yet I recall Vividly her words. our love is of a Evil fate. this was a Hindrance to her. I can only try Easing her discomfort. with this act I will Release her. from my heart to "LOVE HER" from afar
    kai2 kai2
    22-25, M
    1 Response Oct 19, 2013

    "Why Did I Love You?" I believed in things I

    shouldn't have. I believed in: Fairy tales, The lies you told, My true love. I believed In everything But in myself-- I thought you Would give me The self confidence I didn't have. I thought you Would fix me. I thought you Would help me.... I was wrong. I was...
    TheHalfMadWriter TheHalfMadWriter
    18-21, F
    Jan 5, 2015

    Waiting To Travel

    Waiting to travel, I came upon a Versailles mirror. frame twisted, face smashed. Discarded and tossed in the Poteau landfill. A little attention, some re-assembly; a revision of love let everyone see... Solid iron, and strong! And a face so polished! Crystalline and...
    firefall firefall
    51-55, M
    Nov 8, 2011

    I haven't written in over two years.

    Have mercy will you. :) good or bad feedback welcomed. I do not smile. but every day I do so smile hearing that ding know that it is you. I do not wish. But every evening I do so wish that night come and go like the light from the heaven's above. I don't not pray. But...
    k3ll1n k3ll1n
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 30, 2014

    Broken- Hungry to make you pay

    for my heartbreak Angered at how you tortured my soul Trapped by feelings of betrayal and rage Released by the thought of your happiness Enveloped by the suffocating darkness of loneliness Demanding the light of your love to show me the way home...
    ScarletNightmare ScarletNightmare
    16-17, F
    Feb 11, 2014

    The Quiet Ones

    It's always the quiet ones With puzzled eyes and Stoney hearts That make me want to Unravel I can't resist the challenge The riddle of why Not me The first, my Doom Led me on a string till I hung myself Then left me twitching out to dry Then came alone my little Bird...
    noniemouse noniemouse
    41-45, F
    Oct 3, 2013

    A goodbye comes quietly.

    .. It's not in any specific word or sentence. It comes gently in waking up one day and no longer being aware of the part of your heart that was missing. It comes when you let go of even wanting it.
    TheOpenMind TheOpenMind
    26-30, F
    Jan 21

    Consistently Confused

    Salivation at your sight, how can I delight in blind admiration?, so unlike me, gorgeous cannot be so beguiling, look away foolish girl, love will not find you where its gaze does not linger, sorrow...
    RoselynnMagnolia RoselynnMagnolia
    22-25, F
    Jun 24, 2013

    Poetry For Me

    Poetry is a part of my soul Words constantly flowing, swirling within and around me As I'm walking down the street, or when lying awake in bed Any time day or night, there's no halt in this head of mine Thoughts singing in my ears, Language becomes my art, arranging them - my...
    OnShiningStars3 OnShiningStars3
    31-35, F
    1 Response May 23, 2013

    Memory's Ice Cave

    I've made it Tough rain Down atop my head Had me running from ends to ends Just to find food to be fed I've came through And viewed the clouds of pain The sorrows I felt The nights left unslept The minutes I couldn't rest The times I thought to test Yet, I've made it I came...
    jpllc jpllc
    26-30, M
    Sep 18, 2013

    "3,381" It hurts. Don't you see it hurting me?

    Aren't you the one Who said you Knew me better Than anyone else? Were better with me Than anyone else? So, please Tell me why. Tell me why the distance is fine. Tell me why I can keep going on, Going on, Moving on To you. So, please.... I don't think you see. I...
    TheHalfMadWriter TheHalfMadWriter
    18-21, F
    Jan 5, 2015


    Trite hackneyed cliche often come to play for the simplest of reasons it fits There's a finger of truth inside the simplest cliche like you are in me and I am in you (stop wriggling!)
    firefall firefall
    51-55, M
    Dec 8, 2011

    Just Another Blue Lady

    It is a rainy night and i didnt see her come in but I feel the sprinkle as she shakes her cool cyber coat look up and see her rakish 50s hat Curious backtrack shows where she should be wrapped in solid felt thick armor cloth but she drapes herself in elegant phrased Coco Chanel...
    firefall firefall
    51-55, M
    1 Response Nov 15, 2011
    oceancrab oceancrab
    Feb 11, 2014

    On The Road To Bree,

    I came across the Potter Woman bringing to town a gorgeous Sonoma Rose I never saw anything so lovely, so prickly, so pricey, and I had to stop to water the parched roots If I could build a low stone wall around some poor protection I would but Beatrix seems to have that well...
    firefall firefall
    51-55, M
    1 Response Nov 7, 2011

    Their Limbs Were Not Enough

    Sometimes in the late hour, When mist comes out to greet pavement We find that we are not The grand statues we thought we were, That today will wash away like rain in sewer trails And that we are still not enough.
    yellowduckie yellowduckie
    1 Response Nov 30, 2009

    ex cantatio: the dialogue of the wind and the

    waves written in rock and sand scribbles harshly Seaweed punctuation, driftwood exclamations, writing in codes you can't decipher, the message of mother ocean we are coming saltstained concrete towers will wade through your future guppies will gulp your foods and play among...
    firefall firefall
    51-55, M
    Oct 12, 2015

    Sinister (A lover scorned) (Note: Very Amateur

    stuff) Cold and ruthless, bitter and vile She condemned this mortal soul of mine. A treacherous ache, nights spent in longing For a poisonous kiss from her chapped lips. Shards of a once wholesome dream, Her venom did pulse in my throbbing veins. Fleeting visions of a beast...
    deleted deleted
    Jul 12, 2015

    "Crash" Sitting in the drivers seat.

    All I see is headlights. The heavens above me.
    sjt49 sjt49
    22-25, M
    Mar 4, 2014

    Homeless~ This house is no longer a home No it

    is a steel death trap and I'm the unsuspecting prey To truly be myself I am deemed guilty as sin Bedrooms are not meant for sleeping but it's where you embrace the darkness Oh that pleasant void where my oppressors are not allowed It's this darkness that will set me free and...
    ScarletNightmare ScarletNightmare
    16-17, F
    Feb 17, 2014

    Wasted Times: Are you the one in your wasted

    times? Counting days ,spending hours Seeking peace but wanting pleasure.. Are you the one in your lost years? Chasing shadows,becoming one.. Seeing the beauty of the shed tears Are you the one in your days ahead? Chasing rainbows,finding graveyards Breathing ahead in fifty years...
    Damien89 Damien89
    26-30, M
    1 Response Dec 25, 2013

    We are risk takers We say we want freedom We

    question ourselves every minute What will we do to get what we want? Will we actually pursue dreams In order to achieve happiness From within. Or will we strive for common sense? Common sense leads to having Everything needed to survive. But do we all want to survive so...
    maryolyy maryolyy
    18-21, F
    Apr 7, 2014

    I Give, And Give.

    So much heart ache n hard times have I been through..So many nights do I lay awake in bed..wondering about when everything will makes sense again. I used to have so much, and I cared so little, and now the little that I have, is all I care about. My heart is heavy, and I'm afraid...
    Thumpur Thumpur
    22-25, F
    Nov 18, 2010

    "Sinner, Sinner, I Don't Miss You" You

    were Supposed to be The one Who would save me. I fought So hard For you-- Don't you see The scars I left Upon my heart? Don't you see The tears I cried, The way I wanted to die. Don't you see What I needed You to be? Sinner, sinner-- You abandoned me. I...
    TheHalfMadWriter TheHalfMadWriter
    18-21, F
    Jan 9, 2015


    I try to write poems that dont rhyme but I dont have the knack to stop in time
    firefall firefall
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Nov 5, 2011

    "You Were" You were Meant to be My tiny

    little world-- My safe space. You were meant To be what I needed. You were supposed to be Who I really love. You were supposed to be The one I could trust Rely on, And stay with forever. You were Supposed to be The one That would keep me safe.... Why did I Ever...
    TheHalfMadWriter TheHalfMadWriter
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 4, 2015

    A moment of shyness,

    and a little gulp I stared into her reflection.. and found her,looking into my eyes..
    Damien89 Damien89
    26-30, M
    1 Response Feb 13, 2014

    wicked and dark this path I'm on one

    that ought not be followed cold and empty you've made my heart how quickly the mood has changed i've asked for nothing how ironic, that's what you gave i know i should go before i explode but the taste of destruction sweet and refreshing beg me and plead me to stay that way but...
    sanchezy sanchezy
    31-35, F
    May 18, 2014
    Attzero Attzero
    13-15, M
    Oct 20, 2014

    Hey ep people :) I've been writing a poetry blog

    for about 2 years now, and it would mean the world to me if anyone here checked it out: www.punkrockpericaliya.wordpress.com
    PairOfTrees PairOfTrees
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 21, 2014

    creative writing class is

    so inside the box
    sirsquid sirsquid
    18-21, M
    Nov 27, 2014

    Parchment: I wrote your name in an old

    parchment And let it stay, till the ink sunk in deep.. Little did I know, the mark would stay.. as the parchment turned yellow,and the days grew grey.. Least I knew, the ink seeped deeper than the parchment.. carving into that cold stone,left out in the dingy pavements. But now...
    Damien89 Damien89
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jun 1, 2014


    Well this is not a poem it is true, but I am just responding to the group title there are certain challenges to writing poems, it's not JUST words scrawled on paper. So there are poems that rhyme and that's a challenge of one level. Then there are poems that follow a certain...
    zmedleff1 zmedleff1
    1 Response Jan 17, 2012

    Screen Of Consciousness

      There are screens and screens,  it seems, and some reveal more than they hide.   How is it that you come to be reflected so clearly in my monitor? There are only two dimensions to the space we share and yet You are not restricted or restrained in...
    amberdextrous amberdextrous
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Dec 9, 2009
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