limited stocki am nothing morelimited stock1 year ago in Free Verse
than this serotonin-starved
my oxytocin is overwhelmed
with winter's frost, its faded
fondness reached recession
seven years ago.
i remember wretched weeping,
dry-eyed as i discovered that
my own brain had betrayed me;
it never taught me how to love.
my heart is something seasonal,
and i'm so sorry, darling.
becoming part of the stockBecoming part of the stockbecoming part of the stock8 years ago in Science Fiction
By the shadow demon
(Woman into cow)
Jo as she preferred to be known as, it seemed that every time she heard Joanne she always felt that she was in trouble.
At the age of 17, long hazel brown hair with eyes to match, she was indeed a very beautiful farmers daughter.
Jo always had the idea of taken over her fathers dairy farm, if Drake was still working at that time. Drake was a young farmer in training, her father always gave him a hard time but by the end of every day they always sat down and had a chat. Only being one year older then she was with short dull blonde hair, sky blue eyes with a short but ruff goatee and well built, Jo just loved every time that she saw him but also doubt it that she was too nervous and too shy to even say hi.
One day, her father came up to her.
Listen Jo, Ive got to go to a farmers convention so I wont be here for two weeks so can you take care of house? Her father asks
Stock Assistant Part 1Ashley glanced down at the page in her hand, then around the room in question. This certainly seemed to be the right room, though it was far larger than she had expected. The new sweets company had hired her as a stock assistant. Somehow, she had imagined a small, dimly lit back room, not a bright, sterile place about the size of a gymnasium. Curiously, she tiptoed near the center of the room, folding her paper and sliding it into her pocket. Odd, there didnt seem to be any stock in this room.Stock Assistant Part 18 years ago in Fantasy
H-hello? she called softly.
A voice suddenly buzzed overhead.
Welcome, Ashley. Glad you found the room all right. Please change into the bodysuit on the bench.
What ben- but before Ashley could finish, a large bench with a silver body suit neatly folded on top of it rose out of the floor with a metallic whirr. Ashley started, then glanced around. Well, she w
_forget you_forget you11 years ago in Free Verse
It will be easy to forget you...
I just can't look to the sky
or even remember the sea...
I'll just have to stop dreaming
and learn how to be alone...
I know I'll forget you..
I just can't remember your smile..
your beautiful eyes,
your sweet mouth...
I can do it,
I know I can...
I just can't look to anything,
I just can't remember,
I just can't live...
I'll forget how important you are on my life...
I'll just have to forget myself...
Aura: The ResparkAura: The Respark4 years ago in Free Verse
Aura: The Respark
I, the sheltered child who started to tragically fall from your grace
Into the void of this sudden loneliness
Realizing I followed every single one of your steps
But yet, I failed to hold onto those uplifting moments
Now I feel as if maybe I had forced you to make every one of those promises
That which you still kept
So I don't want to sound dishonest, but out of us, you are the strongest
You make sure to protect
To you, everyone, and everything is dearest
None left to neglect
But with all of that, you take on those heavy burdens
And try your best
Calling out your name into the nothingness
Forgetting about the peace you bestowed upon me
I guess it's just too hard to be away from
Rain Of FateRain Of Fate4 years ago in Free Verse
Rain Of Fate
The proud flags were torn away
When warfare came
Burning buildings collapsed
Just like the nations which used to stand
We're no longer united
Because we're consumed by fighting
Quarreling over desires / selfishness is earned
Money sets lives on fire / morals are governed
Humanity conquered this gift of nature
Because we were given this curse of failure
Just our simple touch turns beauty into torture
And we won't stop, until we get more and more
The sins of our fathers
The prayers of our mothers
The tears of our sisters
The blood of our brothers
A man-made cycle of life and death
Believing in religion; and abiding by justice
Living a life of crime, and an unmatched wickedness
Made-up answers to made-up questions is all we will get
The last living tree burned
Pity among Mother Earth mourned
The dark clouds shed tear drops of forgotten affection
While we only care about our selves, when the planet needs compassion
The dire cries for help needs to be heard
His name was JimHis name was Jim2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms
All were gathered 'round the fire when someone asked: "Where's Jim?
It's cold as hell out here and could someone look for him?"
Ragged Sally volunteered and Uncle Buck did too.
Together they would look for Jim down Second avenue.
Up and down and round and round but Jim was nowhere seen.
For supper he was always game and late he'd never been.
A cold wind blew as snowflakes fell upon the icy street.
Just one more round they'd make before they would concede defeat.
Sally thought she'd heard a cry, or was it just the wind?
Buck thought best to head on back, next morning try again.
As they passed the little bridge 'bove Second avenue,
Buck saw something moving on the pavement down below.
There lay Jim in his crumpled vest, his eyes toward the sky.
They rushed to him but 'twas too late, they both began to cry.
He never mentioned family or gave out his last name.
To think he'd died without their love was truly quite a shame.
The paper said a homeless man was found under a bridge.
The paper le
Swan LakeSwan Lake4 years ago in Haiku & Eastern
shimmers and sparkles
all the stars come out to play
wishes without end
The Road Of YesterdayThe Road Of Yesterday4 years ago in Free Verse
The Road Of Yesterday
These closed eyes have wept
Over the pain I've kept
Accepting I'll always be far from perfect
I'm tired- just too tired
A moment of peace is all I desire
Too long have I tried; too long have I endured
I just want to collapse
And let these be my last footsteps
Allow me to go where all tears are sent
I've always been out of breath
But I still continued to tread
And I feared to look in the eyes of death
I'm sore- just so sore
A final sunset is what I selfishly yearn
Too long have I searched; too long have I resided within the eye of the storm
I refuse to ultimately break
I don't want to believe in the flaws of my faith
I won't be swallowed by this void that I have made
As I reach the end of my despair
I realized that life's fractures can be repaired
And when I shed that last tear I let go of my fear
My Unbroken HeroMy Unbroken Hero4 years ago in Free Verse
My Unbroken Hero
This grip wasn't mine...
I thought I had let go-
Then our timeline intertwined...
You tried to abolish my sorrow-
My guilt does not outweigh my weaknesses
I don't know what it's like to remain strong
I even ask the undertow for forgiveness
And the stars I don't wish upon
This hope for life-
Was the origin of your smile...
It brings a certain light-
Allowing lost truths to prevail...
Hail the defenseless
Every tear has a reason
Dreams aren't meaningless
Even souls have seasons
Fear fuels freedom / Combine intention and purpose
All colors brighten / New foundations to harness
For humanity's existence
Kindness has to be selfless
For destiny's persistence
Love needs to be boundless
This empowerment aligned...
I held on-
This connection defied...
Fears came undone-
My gratitude out-shines my faith
As I walk beyond my past limitations
A Light In The FogA Light In The Fog4 years ago in Free Verse
A Light In The Fog
The long nights were dark and the short days seemed darker
The sun tries to rise but even the moon's glow is brighter
I'm just searching for something to give me a sense of hope
Even though I'm another typical fool who should just learn to let go
Eyes grow dim as time goes on
It's a sin to be this strong
I'm going through life and only seeing blurry faces
It's too harsh when all forms of trust are blind
I've walked this world and noticed nothing really changes
Every step seems futile and every dream is a sleeping lie
All souls cannot be shrouded
All hope cannot be abandoned
I needed a reason / To keep me breathing
So please pay heed to the pleas / I don't want the dim lights to leave
And then I caught a glance of you and instantly knew
That I gave up too easily, thinking you wouldn'
The Shades Of My EyesThe Shades Of My Eyes3 years ago in Free Verse
The Shades Of My Eyes
Treading along a path of healing
Within an aura of rejuvenation
Restore the strongest force of life
Renew these weakening limits of mine
Devotion has no means to an end
There is only hope and strength to be lent
Just like the void called the sky
Even the clouds don't hinder sight
A storm could be brewing
And lightning could be striking
But there is no fear dwelling
Only a calm, tranquil feeling
A rarity itself
An enigma that stands out
A peace that transcends
An energy that ascends
A strong person who is still only human
An outcome of living within the moment
Like a stunning sunrise
Shunning out an ominous evening night
Piercing through that unending blanket of darkness
To see the light of day again, it tells me that I've made it
The sun rays hit and land
And starts to melt the doubt from my hands
The will to endure
The wisdom to acquire
There are no word
Words To AshWords To Ash4 years ago in Free Verse
Words To Ash
My embers burn / A dark fire roars
My suicidal war / A blaze of words
I wrote this for you...
The old me really wanted you to read it
To tell you the truth...
Of how I came to be beyond broken
But I had to keep it
Because I'll never see you again
So my wounds remain hidden
A letter deprived of hate, I forgave us in vain
I'm trying to undo what you have done
Even if its just a placebo effect
This is me trying to “move on”
From this smothering resentment
Confessions turn into infernos
You crushed my faith
A villain disguised as a hero
My lungs starts to shake
The sinner is attending church tomorrow
While this saint is endlessly praying for strength
My soul surges / A red sky clears
My resolve emerges / A cure for tears
I've journeyed through the flames...
The new me knows the reasons for your trespasses
your poetry is horribleyour poetry is horrible13 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms
i am irrepressible teenage angst.
here is my bitchy poem.
woe is me.
(insert typo here)
i can use
drastic S P A C I N G
to make my point
(insert computer shorthand here)
my girlfriend just dumped me.
perhaps i can
write at length about
s u i c i d e
(insert trite phrase about loneliness)
because i am ohsotouchy
so, to all you
adolescents out there
your poetry is horrible.
pain does not always equal great art.
now, go write something worth while.
Murder at the Moulin RougeMurder at the Moulin Rouge7 years ago in Free Verse
Her world was like kid gloves
kissing the curves of her thighs
silk masks and champagne
and promises from voyeurs
thick velvet curtains
and stars gone bad.
She had a mouth made for secrets
and begging candy from strangers
that whispered the plots
lovers swept under sheets
and green eyes that dipped
below the horizon
of his dreams.
And he came every night
to sit and watch
the sin of her hips
taste the black silk tafetta
of her petticoats as she danced
in buckled slippers
oblivious to the men
and moon above her.
His desire was like Absinthe
trickling down a dirty spoon
dark tongues and nectar
and dreams ripped from blade bones
heavy velvet ropes
and gutted streets.
He had a need honed in damage
and sickly lies for strangers
that promised mayhem
blooming under a stagnant gaze
liked a stunted moon
with its swollen grin
and dwarf eyes.
And he dreamed every night
of touching her
his hands savoring
the brittle tear and crushing
of her scented skin a
TriumphTriumph4 years ago in Haiku & Eastern
triumph for the King
His truth will be acknowledged
all shall be revealed
Reaching For A MirrorReaching For A Mirror4 years ago in Free Verse
Reaching For A Mirror
Listen, sooner or later you're going to have to look me in the eyes, it's unavoidable
It's going to be that time when you let your guard down, your reaction will be recognizable
I don't know if you're able to face me yet, but you need an intervention, because this is personal
You're not going to like what I have to say to you, I know you're going to resist, you're so predictable
What exactly do you know? You know NOTHING! Because left you a long time ago
We don't need to talk, you don't even really exist to me, you don't have power anymore
There's nothing you can say to me that might help, not even by a little, so just leave me alone
Don't even speak to me, don't try and "get through" to me, it's useless now, so please, just go
I don't know where I went wrong, I've already told you that I've only ever tried my very best
You need to quit being stubborn, stop this foolishness, remember who you are, and never forget
Before you took
A Rose by Any Other NameA Rose by Any Other Name6 years ago in Biography & Memoir
In a white hospital bed, pale as the lifeless bones of a decaying skeleton, with my flesh exposed through the backless dress of my hospital gown, I listen to nurses discuss my mental health. I can taste the quiet tap of a pen on paper and their tiny smiles of contempt.
Shame comes in waves. Its not like a scalpel or the cold touch of a surgeons hand. They never tell you that it can eat away at your insides like a virus. (That it eats you alive). Shame is not a symptom of the mentally ill. Its just a side effect.
In my creased hospital dress, I wish for death. The sweetest sleep away from detached, gloved hands and dissociative expressions. The never-ending hostile questions and the silent blame and accusations lying unspoken on dry lips.
You did this. Youre not sick. Youre just a twisted, manipulative lunatic.
Under medication and the slow Novocain drip of sedation, I wish for another disease. I want a tumor in my head something t
The Unwanted DoveThe Unwanted Dove3 years ago in Free Verse
The Unwanted Dove
My transformation could not be stopped
A weakened heart is to blame
Remnants of tears are left
I will never be the same again
So tired of everything / These memories of suffering
This is my dark reincarnation / Oh thou have forsaken
I am not your messenger anymore
I'm blind from keeping faith
I no longer recognize a savior
There's no more numbing the pain away
Lock me up
Destroy the key
I'm not strong enough
To ever be free
So please clip my wings tonight / Never again will I take flight
Allow me to be useless / I yearn to be powerless
It won't be wrong
To take another shot at me
I am done
So cage away this false symbol of peace
My metamorphosis conquered my will
A fate I cannot defy
I don't know if I feel any guilt
For my light's demise
It's not what I deserve / It crushed my dreams
This is what I get in return / From really trying to believe
In the wake of these shadows
I am left haunted
I am the corruption called sorrow
I have become the
ScarmakerScarmaker4 years ago in Free Verse
Your promises kept~
Breaking Breaking Breaking
I tried to hold those hopeful words you said
But you've always managed to hurt the both of us in the end
Our tears shed~
Seething Seething Seething
Down and away like liquified memories of regret
While every stinging mistake rushes back and quickly spreads
My hands left~
Trembling Trembling Trembling
I find myself feeling lost in this inner emptiness
As all my love for you continually escapes from my chest
This is our last resort / Please, don't say it's so
There's no trusting me anymore / Please, you don't have to go
We tried, but it just can't work / Then I swear that I will change
I lied, and made everything worse / Then give us more time, and just wait
I don't want to make you cry ever again / I'd rather have you than nothing
I can't stand being the source of your pain / I want you to know that you're my everything
I know you're better off without me / But I will
SacrificeSacrifice3 years ago in Free Verse
I stepped inside the flame!
Hoping to be forgiven for what I became!
Have I no shame?
Have I no guilt?
There's no such thing as blame
For all of the wrongs I've been dealt
Point the finger
Only at the world
Watch you band together
And witness you antagonize another
Wrapped inside of society's shadows
And little did they know
They were only born to be scapegoats
That's the harsh way to say it
It's only because the truth is filled with hatred
Bystanders just turn a blind eye
As they feed their relief with made up lies
That's all they know how to do
They're too afraid of being dragged down with you
They know what's right
But it's clouded by discriminative eyes
We're only given the gift of a last glance
A half a second of pity slips through our hands
It's all we will get
A taste of