2015 was the year of our readers—you sent in over 3,000 submissions to be featured in our From Our Readers by You! section. We felt all your feelings—falling in love, getting your heart broken, losing a friend, and more. We hope that you never tire of writing down what you feel and we encourage you to share them with the world. Here, take a look back at some of the reader poetry submitted this year. We hope that you never run out of words to express exactly how you feel, Candy Girls.
What If Love Had a Remote Control
I'd play our story over and over.
A Recipe for Love
What you put inside your bowl if you could concoct a recipe for love?
I'm Sorry, A Poem
You didn't even bother to tell me why.
Someone I Can't Call Mine
I have swung back and forth, wondering whether to hold on still or just let go.
When Songs Were Just Words with Melodies
I see you, hear you, smell you, taste you, and feel you in every single thing.
I Was Your Cup of Coffee, She Was Your Cup of Tea
I kept you up, she kept you warm.
A World of Possibilities
One day when the world turns, we'll wake up and our eyes will align.
Traumatized by Love
Your promises were as beautiful as roses but filled with prickly thorns.
Yin-Yang: The Story of the Sun and the Moon
Let's walk away.
The Definitive Guide to Moving On (From Heartbreak)
They all say nobody ever wins at heartbreak.
We're Two Pieces of the Same Pi
All you do is run after infinity but she never even looks back.
Let Me Write About You
When we hold hands you give me a clue that you're the one my heart demands.
Got your own story to tell? Drop us an email at candymagazine @gmail.com! We'd love to hear what you have to say. If you're lucky, you just might get published in this space, too! Please indicate if you want to remain anonymous. We're also looking for artwork and illustrations to use with the stories, so please send some in if you want to be featured!