I Am Only a MarionetteI am only a marionetteI Am Only a Marionette22 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Dancing on a string
Forced to entertain the masses
For joy I'm meant to bring.
I am only a puppet,
A plaything to be shown.
I can't escape the mass's will
Or make decisions of my own.
I am just an instrument
Forced to bend to standards.
I cannot rise and free myself
Against society's banners.
I am only a marionette,
Made for other's sake,
Made to do as others wish
Until the day I break.
MarksThese marksMarks22 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Forever and ever
A piece of my past
Both a pride
And a shame
Of all these moments
When the blade did
What it does best
Small HandsI think back to better timesSmall Hands22 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
I remember the things you said
Oh how I loved it
But these small hands of mine you once called cute
Are just as fragile as my heart
And both are freezing,
Falling off in numb little pieces
The long nails on my fingertips,
Their claw-like points glistening,
Turned from orange to black
But these small hands of mine you once called cute
Are now numbing
Because there’s no one to grasp them
No one to hold them like you held me
I want someone to think of them just as you did
What a silly thing to wish.
it rains the most on sundays.i've never had a dream quite like this, i wasit rains the most on sundays.20 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
flying with the wings of a pigeon dipping
through a halcyon haze then i was in
kindergarten again- drowning in a pool
with nothing to hold on to, i still shake
at the memory
some days i can rule the world
most days i can't even rule my body
i poke at the marks on my skin and
i will myself to believe that i am a
constellation, not a consolation prize
her technicolor coat is, technically, just red
hyperboles don't exist in the rain,
happiness is just a chemical in your brain-
but oh, the things we do for it.
NumbSometimes I feel fake,Numb21 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
But not like a plastic doll.
A different kind of fake,
Where I don't feel at all.
I feel so small
Beside the others with me.
They look down, laugh,
And smile with glee.
They don't have the shame and harm that I have to carry every day.
They love themselves
And smile real smiles.
They can even live
A real life that's worth while,
But what happens to the person who tries?
They try too hard
And get left to die.
I Told You So"Sweetheart, don't touch the stove. You'll get burned,"I Told You So18 hours ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
My mother often told me
But I reached out and felt the heat burning my skin
My lesson was never learned
I told you so
"Darling, don't climb trees. You'll fall,"
She warned me
Of course I did, and I fell
It was a close call
I told you so
"Your father and I are going out for dinner tonight."
"Now don't forget to lock the door."
I never thought it would matter, and so I didn't
But my mother couldn't have been more right
Thud. Thud. Thud.
Only my muffled screams were heard after he said to me
"Why didn't you listen?"
My mother visited my grave tonight
"I told you so"
I should've listened
ConfessionI am afraid that I am quite smitten by you.Confession11 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Whenever I think of you,
my heart skips a beat.
Every time I read a note or poem written by you,
every time we communicate,
I am full of giddiness and joy,
I want to be near you always.
I want to talk with you for hours,
even if it's nothing important.
I long for your embrace,
but fear I might not be who or what you are expecting.
I want to see you.
It's hard to imagine a life with you right now,
a life where we see each other every day.
There is one thing of which I am sure though,
and that is I don't want to imagine a world without you in it.
Without you in my life.
I crave contact with you,
might even be super clingy and needy.
That doesn't change the fact that I admire you,
admire your inner light.
Your support and loyalty help keep me going.
I'm not exactly sure if I love you in the same way you love me,
but I respect and value you,
holding your friendship dear.
I really want to say I love you...but...
Until we meet face to face and I ca
StarscapeHills of rolling reeds play songsStarscape13 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Like melodies in my rest
And the smallness of their leaves caress
A ease of mind to let express
Summer sun has slipped its shawl
Under quilt of greenest life
Let me lay against her side
And know the nearness of our night
And flowers like the pearls of sea
Shells in rings from branches bend
As soft as words I could exchange
Between the earth we warmed and mend
Dewdrops from my eyes can see
Worn a silken cape of stars
Far away from where I am
With figure where you once were
Rise and fall of chest in sleep
To a golden wakened rise
Show her diamonds in the field
A map to come as close as I
Above in last wave of the dark
See a glow stretch arm to me
And make a promise long to keep
That soon to stand twain with her feet
When the stars wakeNeither of us sleep...When the stars wake12 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
haiku - deathstarlight dusthaiku - death9 hours ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
she takes small breaths as
The Cloud Effect Every cloud... speaks too loud...The Cloud Effect5 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
in their incomparable voice, like no other sound
faraway this piece of ground,
as a riddle... never fated to be found.
Here, I stand... and hear...
as all forsaken, alone and forgotten
just a handful of golden sand
dust misplaced, lost in no man's land.
A thousand silences bring
your scent back to me
as the oriental wind passes caressing
the sassafras and the oleanders flowers against my skin.
A thousand whispers sing
your movement almost kisses me
as the night silk becomes a wing, touching.
the unwritten words and the chirping birds, my only sin.
A thousand cries sting
your tears are my own as they fall upon me
as the acid rain that is nothing more... than my irreversible pain
Oh, this is a game of memories masked in poems... imposs
To lateOne day you disappearTo late19 hours ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
One day i cryied
One day everything disappear
It was too late to say goodbye
It was too late to say how much i love you
I never had a chance to hug you and tell you how much i love you
You leave me so fast and it was to late to say goodbye
It was to late for everything
but i hope that you know how much you mean to me
so much pain i suffer
because i didn't teel you at the end
how much i love you i love you i will always love you always
From the Swirling MistFrom the Swirling MistFrom the Swirling Mist9 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
From the swirling mist
Black and heavy as smoke and smog of a hundred fires
With a dozen eyes like a flying pest
And tentacles like the sea squid
It came in the gray twilight
It devastated what stood around it
Then it left
A shamble in its wake
When it had gone
Fictional CharactersFictional characters are who we meet,Fictional Characters4 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
as we read the pages of a book.
We fall in love with them,
For their traits, and lives, despite not even knowing how they look.
Chivalrous, courageous, villainous and vile,
We each pick and choose who we like.
For these characters are more than you think,
when a reader invites them into their life.
Time and again, we’re told it’s fake,
That the stories, and tales don’t exists.
That the characters we love who fight monsters and dragons,
vanish when the story ends.
I know it sounds crazy, to say that for me,
A fictional character is real.
That I see him as more, than a page in a book
he’s something that I can touch and feel.
For many who read, create their own worlds,
because reality is just too much to take.
When life gets confusing, stressful or tragic
we feel like we just want to break.
There’s no one to comfort us, not even our friends,
nor family, can understand what’s inside.
Because in actuality, though it
in transitan eerie disconnectin transit1 day ago in Free Verse More Like This
between heart and mouth
fingers scraping across collarbones
like digging a grave with teaspoons
extra-strength tylenol knocked back
with whatever the hell burns as much as sorrow
the teeth shape the tongue shapes the syllables that cough out onto
the wooden floor
names, names, names
dirty tongue that's kissed too many pills
you walk like you're pre-traumatic
and it's almost frightening
RobotIRobot23 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Battery AcidYou said my kisses were electricBattery Acid4 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
I have battery acid
In my veins
(there is no blood)
It will explain why I feel
So alive sometimes
and being alive makes me
and I know
and I hope
That I will
(just wait for it)
Caffe Latte BluesI've got this taste, for the bitter black,Caffe Latte Blues22 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
it feeds my soul; an utter wreck,
hits me hard like a gun,
and throws me around, with all the fun.
Light and fluffy; full of love,
you're nothing, but a lying dove,
you said you were something more,
but in the end, you were just a bore.
Don't give me that artsy smile,
it may be cute; for a while,
till you're all, caught up in a blur,
and then, it's time for hell to stir.
See, I've got this taste, for the bitter black,
but it just ain't the same, as your false smack,
so don't try to cover it up with your pretty whites,
'cause inside, you're all nothing, but the liar's knight.
eutropiakinetic stream indulgenceeutropia12 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
chewing steam from Amsterdam [and]
the world has shucked our oyster
so meet me in the orchard
and wear that small black
where we’ll deliquesce with
and God’s hand a midnight nebula
neon in the sky
VoicelessSilence as I'm waiting,Voiceless22 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
waiting for your call
'cause in the moment of redemption,
it's the moment when I fall.
I chose you to be my savior.
I chose you to be my doom.
In this time of dehydration,
it's the season when I bloom.
Silence as I'm crying,
while I'm laughing to the world
'cause you got me to believe you,
yet regretting every word.
And I feel my heart is breaking
in every moment of content.
And I feel the joy is rising
for the sadness will not end.
Silence as I'm fraying,
for this pleasure shattered me
'cause you left me here still broken,
for the world so clear to see.
In this moment as you leave me,
I will pick up every piece.
It will haunt me yet forever
'cause the pain will never cease.
The Stains Just Wash AwayI feel the heartbeat of my aorta pulsing inside me,The Stains Just Wash Away20 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Thinking about the very future in which I see
But all the hopes and dreams I have seem to disappear
Because the honest truth pierces me like a spear
Now I can only sit in my bedroom and wonder,
Will I stand among my friends or will I go under?
Caressing the wind and the air like no one else's business,
I play my air drum set and try to fill in the emptiness
Now I am left to realize that I might not live to see my dream,
But with all the pleasure of online social sites come a stream
And so the truth stains my soul, bearing nothing but disarray,
But as long as I have someone to talk to, the stains just wash away.
Lone Wolf No More01/29/15 22:23-22:42Lone Wolf No More20 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
The eternal night,
Is coming to a close.
The dawn has come,
Lone Wolf no more.
For the Lone Wolf,
Possibly, a mate...
A small playful creature,
Younger than he,
Beaten and abused,
He saw himself in her,
Something he wished to not see happen to another.
He took her in,
At first she was shy,
For good reason.
A strange unseen creature he was.
He helped her any way he could,
The Little Tiger shy,
Grateful, but quiet.
Yet, she warmed to him.
Good friends they became,
Happiness growing in another,
Like a cub,
The Little Tiger was very playful.
At first, the Lone Wolf merely watched.
But, began to play as well.
Slowly, but surely,
They fixed another.
But, not without doubt,
For the Little Tiger always feared.
The Lone Wolf merely assured,
Through play, the Little Tiger,
Put a spark back into his eyes,
A pulse in his body.
She fell for him,
Taken back he was,
For only one before h
cheaters or destined lovers?i.cheaters or destined lovers?1 day ago in Free Verse More Like This
we met on a dating app,
everything seemed almost...
similar likes and interests,
enough differences to click,
but something seemed off.
we pursued on - started dating,
ignoring my intuition.
a month after he revealed his past
to me and me still accepting him,
our conversations ceased to exist.
you appeared to be in a long-distance-relationship
with a girl you've never met, only talked online;
how's that going for you?
our friendship began a year and a half ago
when we were introduced by a mutual friend
and you walked me home.
little did i (we) know
that after months of texting each other,
a new relationship would blossom.
you became someone i liked talking to daily
and worry about your happiness just as much as my own;
in an unexplained way, i trusted you more than him.
now we lay awake in your bed,
cuddling with our bodies as one,
watching the sun come out;
for the first time in a long time,
both of us felt happiness
and pure joy.
we were both in relati