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Platonic

Indie
Indie
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Tyrant of Words
Australia
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Poetry Contest

Write about a platonic love in your life, a friend, a family member, a coworker, anyone who fits the description.
Platonic love only, no erotica.
Two entries.
New or old writes welcome.


Carpe_Noctem
Carpe_Noctem
Dangerous Mind
England
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Psilocybin Strictly Platonic

 At a mates thirtieth
stoned but what's new
socially lubricated, now this is new
Would you like some mushrooms
well being a sociable occasion and all

Tenderly caring for dying fire
like it was my own child
Fucking fire armatures anyway

Hey mate what do you do?
Well mate, as it so happens here read this
Have you got a beat for it
like how about this
It was here that he lost me
filed under the strange conversation files

Nah mate I had pictured it to a slow sax
because who does not like a bit of slow sax?

We know what your game is hanging with those lesbians

Well actually that is where you are wrong
for it is strictly platonic
Two creative souls, shooting the breeze
Written by Carpe_Noctem
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Indie
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Thank you Carpe Noctem

Bluevelvete
Bluevelvete
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United States
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3523

 
(¡)

I sat in your chair today.  
Usually, I avoid it.  
It still seems wrong  
when anyone but you  
occupies a space  
only your big presence could fill.  
 
Breathed in deep  
from these inhereted lungs  
 
and let you soak in.  
 
(¡¡)  
 
There is a photo,  
You with Madison on your shoulders.  
The epitome of grandpa  
 
It hangs joyously  
on the side of the extra fridge  
in the hallway utility room  
 
Like entering church,  
it was fingers dipped of holy water  
 signing the cross.
 
Every single coming and going  
passing it by  
was a ritual  
of whispered 'hello'  
then, 'until next time.'  
 
Until today,  
3523 days later  
it's gone without explanation  
and so was my composure  
the entire drive home.  
 
 
(¡¡¡)  
 
He would have been the peacekeeper  
The one saying  
that our alikeness isn't a detriment  
and why "I should be the bigger person"  
as her way  
will always be unchanged  
in it's abrasiveness.  
 
Him, asking—needing me  
to be properly patient  
uncomplicated  
and more importantly  
like myself  
 
Because he always knew  
alike doesn't mean  
identical.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Written by Bluevelvete
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robert43041
robert43041
Viking
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Canada
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Love in the time of the Internet

''I love you so much''
He said to the Beauty on the screen.
The FB picture of a woman
He fell for after a small research
And a few clicks.
She had 1K friends
But she also declared her love for him.
Kindred souls they were.
Truly.
But their love would remain
On the screen
Separated as they were  
By an ocean
A different culture
And severely different values.
Written by robert43041 (Viking)
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Northern_Soul
Northern_Soul
-Missy-
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England
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Jewish Mother

That’s what He called it:
my inner Jewish mother

quite simply
because
I worry
about everyone

not in a bad way, but
I wonder if they’re ok,
if they got home safely

had enough to eat

drunk enough water,
taken their pills.

Today
I think of you out there

how proud I am
of you facing
a wild unknown,
how bold, how glorious
the day is for us both

and I think on how
I want only happiness
to find you, to wrap you
in its open arms

tell you it’s there for you
as much as I am
while I sit here doing
the Momma thing
in some loving way

some distant form.
Written by Northern_Soul (-Missy-)
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Indie
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Thank you Blue, Robert and Missy 😊

Wafflenose
Wafflenose
Ellie
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United Kingdom
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Osmosis

This mantle does not fit me well,
for it is fashioned from your pain, not mine.
Sitting atop my shoulders uncomfortably,
it makes its presence known in quiet moments.
My heart aches, uselessly—
longing to fix that which I do not fully comprehend.
There is no need to explain:
the silences between your words
have settled upon me,
surrounded me and occupied my waking hours.
If only my compassion would reach you likewise;
a protective cloak to surround you,
unbidden and silent.
Written by Wafflenose (Ellie)
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Wafflenose
Wafflenose
Ellie
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United Kingdom
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Zeitgeist

Someone stole my child while I was sleeping,
And left a fine young lady in her place.
Her appearance is familiar;
The fairness of her skin and hair,
The huge blue eyes and lightness of frame all quite expected;
The products of her genes.
 
She’s steeped in words and music,
And will carry these abilities through her life;
The products of her upbringing.
The surprise is in the woman she’s become.
All by herself, she’s a spirit of the age
With her finger on society’s pulse.
 
An artist, an aesthetician,
A social justice warrior,
A defender of human rights,
A lover of animals and
A voice for the voiceless,
The shy little girl has become
Politically bold,
Unapologetically outspoken,
A loyal friend, who will not tolerate
The mistreatment of others.
 
We spend nine months
Expecting a baby.
Time and experience will show us
Who that child will become,
And that is the Unexpected.
Written by Wafflenose (Ellie)
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Rianne
Rianne
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Norway
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Indie
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Thank you Wafflenose and Riane

Rianne
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Wielding the words

even  
though
It is hard to be handfasting
with unconditional love
 
Soul has warded me  
eternal return
seduced by
catharsis of life
 
to  regain our autonomy
we are a space called beauty
it is hard to hear the music
through a speck of blood
 
perhaps blood transforms
from body into vein
where all the intimacies
reside  
 
musk bears your psyche
unified
magnitude
 
 
 
Written by Rianne
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S-m-sawyer
S-m-sawyer
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England
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KristinaX

I met a girl on here
named kristinaX,

I was looking for
 poetry to read,
When I stumbled
across her page
Full of erotic sex.

A few comments were shared,
Not all about sex,
She is so much more
She is complex,
I have admiration,
And respect ,
KristinaX.

She is fighting her demons,
And I'm fighting mine,
We check on each other,
from time to time

Her mind is messy,
And her heart is pure
She's batshit crazy,
And that's for sure

She's a talented writer
Who wears her
 heart on her sleeve
And quirky as hell,
Like you wouldn't believe

She makes me laugh
With her quick wit,
She'll probably threaten to *kick*
Me when she reads this !

We've shared our emotions,
And even though
 we're separated by ocean,
We're still sharing thoughts and
Creating poetic potions.

She is eXhilarating
eXciting
eXquisite
eXplosive

But more than
any of the above,
She is real....

KristinaX....

My platonic love.....



 



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