Poem #4

petrichor scent
coaxes you to lick the earth
mother nature’s entrance

Poem #3

favoritism at its finest.
you play them like they don’t
know.
but the all knowing truth is
existent.
everyone see’s it so why turn a blind
eye.
supposed to be a community but we’re
always segregated by
family.
there’s a hierarchy but the rich isn’t at the top
and the poor isn’t at the bottom.
only a select few are granted power.
it’s a popularity contest.
who has more friends?
we fall prey to the oligarchy.
you say tradition is everything
then why can’t we practice it?
rules are set can’t go with the
flow.
try to shelter us.
barricade all exits.
this isn’t a show.

Poem #2

you make me feel anxious.
you make me cry.
you make me feel sad.
but i love you
and there are so
many reasons why.
i love the way you hurt me
makes me feel alive.
i love the way you lie to me
although you try to hide.
i love the nickname you gave me
because you forgot my name.
but i hate you
and there are so
many reasons why.
i hate the way you tell me
i should smile more because it makes
me look pretty.
i hate the way you hold me
it makes me feel loved.
i hate the way you kiss me
our lips fit like puzzle pieces.
love and hate.
you’ll always be around me.
never escape the bounds you set for me.

Poem #1

daylight peaks through the
mountainside
am I ready?
are you ready?
prepared and sleepy.
never ready.
step outside
feels the sun’s embrace.
close my eyes, bow my head.
thank the Spirits for
another day.

Hi Everyone!! 😊

I’ve been looking forward to this marathon all year. This will be my second time participating in the marathon and I’m excited. It was definitely hard last year staying up and finding inspiration but this year I feel more prepared and ready. I hope everyone has an awesome time writing! πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ–‹πŸ—’

Hi everyone! ☺

Hello everybody! My name is Lindsey Toya-Tosa I’m from New Mexico. This will be my first poetry marathon. I’ve never done anything like this before so I’m pretty excited but nervous.

I am currently majoring in creative writing and write mostly nonfiction and fiction stories. I’ve written a few poems but I’m not very good at it. So, I’m hoping this opportunity will help expand my poetry writing.

I wish everyone luck in this marathon! 😊☺