It Is Bad to Be [READ DESCRIPTION]It is bad to be fat, too skinny, average, curvy.It Is Bad to Be [READ DESCRIPTION]2 weeks ago in Free Verse More Like This
Blonde = Stupid, Black = Emotional, Brunette = Boring, Red = Soulless, Colorful = Too Creative
It is bad to be gay, trans, heterosexual, lesbian, asexual, pansexual, demisexual, bisexual, etc.
It is bad to be Christian, atheist, Catholic, Agnostic, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Polytheistic, Monotheistic, etc.
It's bad to be a different race:
Black = Dirty or Nigger, White = Racist or Cracker, Hispanic/Latino/Latina = Illegal, Asian = Alien
It is bad to be a woman, man, or genderless.
It is bad to be homeless, middle class, rich.
There is a judgement for every single person
Whether you believe prejudice people do not exist, or do exist.
Whether you believe you are not good enough, or too good for anybody.
Whether you believe humans are created equal, or not.
.i will break my heart.1 month ago in Free Verse More Like This
long before you
ever get the chance;
this is not a matter
this is a matter
I Loved You FirstI was enough for you so long agoI Loved You First2 weeks ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
I was your everything – you told me so
And you’re still the world to me, just so you to know
Time changed so much since the day that we met
But there’s something I don’t want you to forget
I loved you first
I can still feel you – I still see your face
Here in the shadows of this empty space
And your voice still echoes in this haunted place
It wasn’t long enough to last forever
But there’s something I want you to remember
I loved you first
I was enough for you once upon a time
You said I was everything, but that was a lie
And though you said forever then left it behind
I want you to remember every once in a while
I loved you first
Simple and pure
And a piece of my heart
Will always be yours
From the first time we touched
To the last kiss goodbye
I loved you then
As I will ‘til I die
I loved you first
And I will ‘til I die
Quote of the WeekI'm telling you thatQuote of the Week1 month ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
if you want to do
something, you can
do it. You guys can
We'll meet againI write my feelings down in verse,We'll meet again3 weeks ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
to help me stop them getting worse.
Maybe to ease my guilt and fear
cos now you're gone and I´m still here.
You were the best thing in my life,
in love forever as man and wife.
You filled my heart with warmth and cheer
but now you 're gone and I am still here.
Fate had other things planned for us,
it shocked us both as illness struck.
You fought so bravely through the years
and now you're gone but I am still here.
Now I live with memories and smiling photographs,
think about our tender love and the way you made me laugh.
My heart´s now broken and days full of tears
cos you are gone but I´m still here.
Alone I miss you every day
and write you poems in which I say,
you're in my heart and there you´ll be
till we meet again, you´re here with me
Suzanne Karbach 7th August 2015
Anthems for the AnguishedThese are the sonnets I wrote on my arms with a dismantled razor at fifteen.Anthems for the Anguished3 weeks ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
These are the memories of all of the cemeteries where I buried hopes of what I have been.
This is a song about things I have lost, and that I don’t know how to re find
This is a call to my brothers in the stalls who don't know themselves or their own minds.
Take me back home I don’t wanna go outside, I’m afraid of what this world can be
Take me back to bed, kiss the top of my head and say you won’t let go of me.
This is a song about things I have lost, and that I don’t know how to get back
This is a shout to my sisters locked out by the hurt and the echoes in to the black
There are freckles, there are teeth prints, moles, marks and scars that tell tales of what I have done,
so sit down and listen as they tell you of a lifetime of war, they are medals of each battle won.
Because this is a song about things I have lost, and I don’t know if I want them back now
This is reminder
ParanoidI know you don't like meParanoid1 month ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
I know you hate me
I know it, don't deny it
There's nothing you can say to change my mind
Why do you say you love me?
When I know it isn't true?
Why do you always deny it?
When I say they hate me too?
Stop reading my thoughts
Stop looking at me
I always have to cover my camera
Otherwise you'll see
There's always people watching me
You're just one of them too
You are just an actor
People in your earpiece
They tell you what to do
I always plan an escape
Everywhere I go
I always lock my door at night
You just never know
Why are you staring?
Stop looking at me
I know that you are just a liar
Stop pretending to love me
I guess I'm paranoid
I'm just paranoid
Don't you say that word one more time
(They will hurt you, they will cut you)
I just see through all your lies
(They all hate you, No one likes you)
If paranoia really has taken over me...
(They're all watching, still listening)
...why are you still w
The End of a HeroThe End of a Hero3 weeks ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Goodbye, I am giving up; I've lost my pride and arrogance. With the death of all the Mimigas, I'll rust in silence.
I am just a cold, heartless, sick mechanical whore. What's the point in fighting if you're losing the war?
Maybe there'll be somebody else to save the world from falling straight into the black hole people have created with their selfish plans mandated.
Now I know why you say that every rose has its thorn. Now I wish I was never born!
I am fleeing from this place; everyone's gonna die! And if I stay here, I will die too; I cannot tell lies.
I have proven that actions speak louder than my voice! Sure, it's all my fault, but I really had no choice!
Is a very real and scary place I'm seeing in my mind as I am fleeing from the madness I created; I will be forever hated.
Eight miles high, falling fast, history will soon forget me. Don't pretend you ever knew me!
MEIN GOTT - English Lyrics RewrittenMEIN GOTT - English Lyrics Rewritten1 month ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
In the distance, I hear a voice
And when I listen, it’s my name
I’ve made my choice, and it’s my chase
My heart beats faster, faster!
Searching from the east, then to the west
I’ll meet destiny without rest
And if you share my daunting dream
You’ll be on my team
Show your might
Because in this world, you’ll have to fight
Show everyone you aren’t weak
I will show you—I’m thunder! I’m the wind!
I will be the one laughing out in the end
At the ones who said I’d break
I’m the storm! The lightning!
You’ll bow when I sing my song of victory
I will not just mark this world, I will score
And I will make reality of all my dreams
I sit alone in a corner
Writing a book they’ll one day read
They’ll see even a short life has… happiness
Live it! Conquer!
Up in the sky, I hear birds sing
Keep playing for me
Your song is my healing
Not even if it
PracticePractice3 weeks ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
A Haiku, by Punkae
Again! Try again!
Kneel down low, and bow your head;
be perfect, my pet.
The Hanging TreeThe Hanging Tree1 week ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
The Hanging Tree is
Singing sweetly on the moor.
No longer afraid.
AnnoyanceI despise HaikusAnnoyance3 weeks ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
Often, I run dry of words
That explains my point
Closer Together Our love was distancedCloser Together1 month ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
But now it's coming
Closer together. I tried
Trust FallPerched upon a precipiceTrust Fall2 weeks ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
The wind a lonely call
I don't know how to manage this -
This swift and blind trust fall.
"Child," I hear His voice somehow,
Full of tender care;
"Let go of your worry now,
You know I will be there."
A hot tear rolls, I shake my head,
My knees are shaking too;
Can't fight the overwhelming dread...
Oh, help me trust in You.
I set my jaw, I shut my eyes
And throw my body back,
Cringing at the swarming lies
And all the faith I lack.
The world is flying all around
Where is my mighty God?
Would He just let me hit the ground,
Lie broken on the sod?
A sudden scream my final plea
For aid of any kind,
"I thought that You had hold of me!"
Was it all in my mind?
"Child!" I hear a smiling voice
And look up in alarm,
At once my heart turns to rejoice,
I'm falling in His arms.
My fear is giving way somehow,
And gone each filthy lie;
And we're not even falling now -
We're soaring through the sky.
rain and other things that dont existme and god used to hang out all the timerain and other things that dont exist1 month ago in Free Verse More Like This
leaning on our fucked up elbows
opposite the train station
and it rained on us but nowhere else
i choke on being alive, i love breathing but i hate lungs
bury me and kiss me goodnight. me and god
fell out because of bodies. me and god
fell out because of breathing.
the blueprints of my body tell me
that my body is mathematically big enough
to contain all of heaven
exactly three point two times over.
my body isnt real
and i exist in it.
im touching something right now
but touch isnt real and the thing isnt real
god is another thing entirely. me and god
fell out because my fingertips shake, me and god
fell out because it didnt rain in california, me and god
fell out because of poems but thats another story
im breathing in my body but breathing isnt real
and poems arent real.
i had to build a poem without foundations and
when it rained it got washed away but what was left
was something like a body
objective criticism of creation includes th
august's skeleton.Sunburnt freedom of Julyaugust's skeleton.2 weeks ago in Free Verse More Like This
we come tumbling in the auburn joy of boredom
down the spine of summer.
And spelled in the scabs on your knees
is the innocent insolence
scuffing the corners of your memory:
all hyperbole, grinning toothless bravery
swallowed in your father's coat,
whipping around corners and slipping
out of a chiaroscuro childhood.
haikuearth is our canvashaiku2 weeks ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
tainted with our decisions
painted with our fate.
Silver EyesSilver Eyes2 weeks ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
You look at me,
I look at you.
I hope you see,
what I do too.
Your touch, your charm,
Your wit, your kiss.
These are the things I truly miss.
I hear you when I sleep,
I see you when I dream.
With you, no mountain's too steep.
You make me feel supreme.
Silver eyes, silver eyes
gazing up at me.
Why do they have such a grip?
Yet make me feel so free?
They make me rise and want to fight,
for your love and trust.
They set my heart and soul alight,
and make me work for us.
I cannot explain the truth of what your gaze has done.
All it took,
was one bright look,
and joy had just begun.
The way you make me feel,
the way you make me smile.
"I can't believe that this is real!"
I remind myself once and while.
So now my smile's tripled in size.
After our first kiss I knew,
I'd never forget those silver eyes
that made me fall for you.