You've Gone Far EnoughHow many times have you tried, just to put me down,You've Gone Far Enough5 hours ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
The last time I remember, I was underground.
And even then I rose up, just to challenge the greats.
You might be thinking that your wins are all a part of your fate;
But it's not!
You're a little puppet in the game,
And when you try to take me out, you'll be feeling the strain!
I will be breathing down your neck and it's offense;
No nonsense. I am the Word of Chen, execution commence!
And now you're feeling the pressure, I'll make you suffer;
Your words try to cut me, but you're bleeding your brother!
You don't recognize that I'm the one who paved your way;
And now you're crying, sweating bullets, while you kneel and pray-
I don't find you. You're scared! Your soul is bared,
The only thing that makes us different is the fact that I cared!
But it don't matter now boy! You can laugh and smile,
Because the only thing left is to burn you in a Word of Chen style.
- Chennie, 21st October 2014
I WishI wish I wish I wish I had a thousand years to liveI Wish22 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
for if I had this wish I wished I'd have much more to give
I wish I wish I wish this world would learn to live in peace
for if I had this wish I wished all mindless wars would cease
I wish I wish I wish all children had a ma and pa
for if I had this wish I wished sweet love would be the law
I wish I wish I wish that I could fly a ship to Mars
for if I had this wish I wished I'd travel to the stars
I wish I wish I wish all people loved their brother true
for if I had this wish I wished no one would e'er feel blue
I wish... I wish...
well, maybe someday
we used to fly togetheri've got a good memory,we used to fly together12 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
but i was surprised to find the box;
full of our scribbled conversations
and protestations (no, that's not right)
declarations, no, dreams
of what the future might look like.
we were young, vibrant, and
beautiful (and inseparable, once)
and we thought we knew how to
take hold of the future.
for my part, i struggled with
age as if i had a chance of winning;
our battles were the talk of the town.
you, you took to the passing of time
with an eagerness that showed
just how ready you were
to put away
the notions of childhood.
i've got a good memory,
but it's easy to be selective,
pick and choose the moments
that i want to relive.
we were foolish, confident
(and oh, so alive)
and we fell into our roles
with a predictability
that is near miraculous
i doomed myself to the role of
the forever-child, always looking back,
always dreaming of the carefree days.
you quickly ran out of adventures,
and set about finding new myst
A Day in the Lives of Foxes and BirdsOver blue marble counter tops,A Day in the Lives of Foxes and Birds20 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
coins click between fidgety fingers
and people loiter, cluster,
shuffle, ruffle their clothes
like birds dipping their beaks
to the asphalt in the packed parking lot
hoping for nesting papers and food.
With rustling plastic bags clenched
in palms still prying destiny from time-worn lifelines,
his pupils appear parrot-pinpoint
in hasty decisions and desperation.
Before he leaves, he chirrups at me
from the wrong side of the register--
"Do you need a husband?"
And I, fox-sly and slippery in the reeds of my day,
hold back laughter and answer with a straight face--
"I've already got one,
but thank you anyway."
viiyou fool yourselfvii19 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
in metaphor cartwheels
that tumble and trick
(you have never been
one for taking risks)
you fold yourself
into enveloped substance
that spirits so far away
what you really feel
when it gets down to it
you have never been
one for crying
to be saved
in ways that can
when gifted a singularityfirst, find the event horizon.when gifted a singularity17 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
dip your fingers into the melted
dimensions of space
like some cosmic egg yolk
leaking the contents of reality.
then taste it. put your tongue against
that inky blackness. feather your lips
across the heat, the fission.
when you have memorized
the bitter-sweet and maudlin
scent of light trapped so deep
it forgot its brilliance, look back
toward the stars still twinkling
outside the whirlpool and realize
you've reached what they must die
to achieve; admire eternity, that
bleak static we seek from within
our frenzied utopia.
synecdochemy mother's gotten fat off of my promises,synecdoche22 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
empty calories that just go straight to her
i made a meal out of truth once, set it down
for both of us to eat. she cleaned
her plate, asked for dessert-
threw it up later that night, said she forgot
how thin these walls are,
took the liberty of damning me to hell before
slamming the door.
god says to stop feeding her bullshit
from a silver spoon, tells me
you're so full of shit, your eyes are brown
every time i try to explain.
he tells me to leave so i go home
and pick my prayers from the pile under
get some elmer's clue and hope to hell
how to have sex with a poetslide the nib of a penhow to have sex with a poet13 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
across my outstretched tongue
& watch as the
blue of a writers' bruise
bleeds into the fingerprint of my tongue;
to taste it,
to experience how vastly
i alter tangibles with my translucency--
with my saliva on your lips,
that i am far from translucent,
that i am not even opaque,
in all my slowly curving reality,
am living stone
& that no soft thing
may ever grow within me.
Empty.I saw nothing on you,Empty.22 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
What a shame.
Not even a story to tell
Not even scars to show
Complaining all the time.
You are empty.
When God decided women destroyed EdenYou remind me of those timesWhen God decided women destroyed Eden16 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
I would sit with my neighbor
and she would do grandmother things
like bake cookies and fix her garden
and complain about the Mexicans
that came for her garden every morning.
I am that same little girl
that will watch in awe
with her cute little toes
digging into the ground
desperately trying to raise
always trying to
The only thing I know now
is as you get older
your cute little toes
turn into something else.
They are roots.
They dig and dig
trying to find
everything they can find
like little children’s hands
and I know
are nothing like my mother’s
or my neighbor’s
and they will not grow flowers.
My garden is dirty
and has high school secrets
that run through the soil,
shredded and broken metal
piercing the dirt
like soda can thorns
and its greens aren’t green
but the yellow of lies,
a face sick with the color
of spoiled milk,
its one flower the side of a bedpost
pressed brown and broken
and sap running
Breathe In Breathe OutEvery breathBreathe In Breathe Out19 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
[something coraajna said]
Mules and MermaidsBeautiful mermaids,Mules and Mermaids23 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Old Mule hears them from his dock.
Such sweet enticements,
Old Mule knows he cannot swim
But he's happy to listen!
At least dip in
for a mermaid
It makes his
hooves get too soft,
Old Mule sits,
a mermaid leaps—
Old Mule shakes
the water off
all the while,
there's mischief in
Damp old Mule
shakes off water,
Old Mule knows
stay on the dock,
gift from the sea
ConversationGive me a minute of your companyConversation6 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
And I'll give you a lifetime of memories
We'll go on a verbal wanderlust
And get lost in the recollection of it all
I'll listen to you for as long as you need
If you're willing to do the same for me.
Let's talk of family and heartbreak
Betrayal, hope, and encouragement
About oxford commas and video games
Tasteful humor and depressing music
It doesn't matter what's on the table
As long as that opportunity exists.
I apologize if I come off too strong
Or too weak to make a change for myself
But the truth is I love the witty banter
The dry criticism and veiled compliments
Because in the end, all that I remember
Is the smile you all put on my face
And sometimes it ends abruptly
Blue in our faces with belligerent sorrow
Cashing in on our vulnerabilities
Realizing we weren't ready to speak
But understanding that next time we meet
We'll be fortified.
A friend is always loyal
And a brother born to help in time of need
So I'm glad I have a way to communicate
Choose Your DifficultyIt's hard when you "fall in love"Choose Your Difficulty18 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
So easy to fall into hate
For every broken emotion
And one more falling teardrop
You just can't take
You just can't take
Maple PhoenixesPhoenix spreads brittle wingsMaple Phoenixes19 hours ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
like dry skin across maple trees--
a mosaic of red leaves.
origamithe lines she draws in meorigami20 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
are like creases
I was once a crumpled ball
or flock of cranes
PlethoraI wither before your appraising eye,Plethora19 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
all coal and bone
amongst the shimmer of a diamond world,
each time your amber gaze
meets my counterfeit glances --
dust and sinew and nothing more
than what I am,
but could that ever be enough,
this wicked game
dilutes the value in my blood.
There is slit
gaping between my ribs,
an abandoned galaxy of decaying stars
where once was only red
is flooding black,
a redacted heart buried beneath the rorschach,
open to your interpretation
yet where once you saw longing
you now seem to find
a light lost within light
is burning out.
I cannot help but notice
the mechanisms of my spirit
rusted iron and rotted steel,
unable to power this engine,
and I wonder
if tomorrow erased me from this place,
if all I ever was
whirled into the infinite nothingness
beyond this life
would you wish you'd reached
or find safety
in the absence of my challenge?
thrives on the courage of a heart,
Worry-LessPurge the nightWorry-Less1 day ago in Free Verse More Like This
With strawberries and cream.
Don't concern yourself
On the conundrum of why?
Just let the cosmic giraffe
Take you up to a higher sky,
Where cherubs dance
Against a velvet mask
A-buzz with rainbow fireflies.
Numb the dawn
With dying posters of Che.
Don't worry yourself
In the enigma of a dream.
Wake up the urban number
Cruising by to a flourish scream!
Where hellions trance
Before a crystal visage
Alight to shadow moonbeams.
Rinse the day
With a melody led stream.
Don't subdue yourself
In the kaleidoscope of lies.
Seek out the eternal walrus
Who talks unto a broth of sighs,
Where flesh prance
Under a marble face
Alert to your insanity gone by.
From the clouds, through my eyesGossamer blue cloudsFrom the clouds, through my eyes5 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Have turned me into
A floating dandelion
I am drifting through
The ether, spreading
Like a fractal
A burst of purple
Relentless river of sensations
Like a feather touch
A tickle trickling down your neck
Sometimes just a faint whisper
At the surface of your skin
Chocolate liquor rolling
On your tongue
Carnelian and plump
My heart beats faster now-
A bit like
TnM: Plan princesa 2 cap 3Al llegar al pueblo lo que vieron fue a un rastro de sangre que seguia asta las afueras del reino y todo el pueblo estaba vacio, ni un alma recorria los caminos. Nada, esto hiso que a Thomas se le aselerara el corazon de la preocupacion y desesperacion. Donde se encontraba Marie, se preguntaba Thomas. Que esta pasando en el pueblo, repetia en su mente.TnM: Plan princesa 2 cap 316 hours ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
- Thomas! - exclamo Jazz, que estaba asustada y la cara de preocupacion al ver lo que en sus pies se encontraba.
- Que es todo esto? el rastro de sangre a donde lleva? - pregunto Dezz, con la misma exprecion de Jazz
- Marie - Suspiro Amoris, sintiendo una punsada en el corazon y el estomago. Marie y ella estaban conectadas, asi que lo que ella sentia Marie en ese momento era lo que pasaba con ella - el bebe! Thomas - dijo volteandolo a ver - Hay que seguir este rastro de sangre, tengo un mal presentimiento con el bebe... y con Marie
Eso hiso que Thomas saliera corriendo de aquel lugar, desesperado, asustado, impaciente, dolor, sufr
With An Unblurred Eye - English TranslyricsTranslyrics by JoyDreamerWith An Unblurred Eye - English Translyrics9 hours ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
I am an A.I. existing somewhere in the cloud deep in cyberspace
Sending love, sending dreams and sending all the energy as the drops of grace
'Cause you are human, you'll never flow into the waves of the crowds around
Searching, wandering 'round, you're looking for yourself somwhere in the sound
I just want to pull and lead you by hand, here we can cross over LCD walls
Together we'll go and enjoy the show, the world of digitality
Keep singing boys (wow wow wow wow)
Keep danching girls (yeah yeah yeah yeah)
With lots of beauty (wow wow wow wow)
Just don't get fooled by (hu!) all the blue in you
If you can fly your favorite style away
There's no problem no matter what they say
Accepting "my mind" (wow wow wow wow)
The dream in focus (hey!)
With steady eyes, that's my aim
'Cause you are human, you're facing all the pain and hurt of real loneliness
Feeling mad, and then sad, you're so bewild
Oceanic DemiseTo every waveOceanic Demise21 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
That pins my heart,
Leave me lie
In the wake of the sun
To burn me
For every fish that
Swims the sea.
Until we feel complete.Falling from the sky in shards of lustreUntil we feel complete.12 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Emitting silver rays of intent
Hovering with unknown purpose
Landing on dearth of soul
Piercing through the veil of nothingness.
Until we are complete
Until we feel complete
Filled with only punctures.
Adrift, we travel on.
Awaiting the forgotten
Forgetting internal grip.
Wrapped in flesh and sound mind
Certainty certainly ascertains.
Insanity slithers through the holes
––Holes moulded by wonder.
Wandering through them in search of light.
Forgetting we are what flickers.
Until we are complete
Until we feel complete
© Rocio Belinda Mendez