PianoAt night someone plays the piano in my living roomPiano16 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
The song is mournful
And I hate it, the feelings it wakes in me
A stirring hunger
I find myself yearning for something
Nameless, resonating, the music echoes through
The house, like a warm memory
Clinging to the empty hallways
There's a void inside my chest
Resembling the hands
Of another soul
D w e l lD w e l l14 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Ringing of the bells,
& a ticket to hell.
I'd wish you well,
but you've already become an empty shell.
They Don't SeeThey don't see me as I cry at night.They Don't See16 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
They don't see me as I try to fight.
They don't see me as I suffer pain.
They don't see as scars are all I gain.
They don't see as I wish to die.
They don't see as I hopelessly sigh.
They don't see as I force out a smile.
They don't see how every day is a trial.
They don't see as I lie and say everything's fine.
They don't see that hurt is all that's mine.
They don't see the knife that trails my skin.
They don't see how it marks me over again.
They don't see me lie on the floor as I bleed.
They don't see as I believe this is all that I need.
They don't see; why should they since they don't care?
They don't see as I realize life will never be fair.
Ve i l e dYou shouldn't let your soul dwell,Ve i l e d14 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
promises have fell,
& those secrets?
I'll never tell.
ten minutes to eightIt's seven forty five, so I'd like to begin.ten minutes to eight13 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
I cringe when I forget to bring my journal and pen,
during the small times I find myself at a bus station.
The rare times I sit on the cold, concrete seat,
be the weather rain, snow, sun or sleet,
I see the lives of all those who I encounter.
And what a pleasure it would be
to write what I see onto the pages, with my pen, who's without me.
I could write about how many times he's been to rehab,
by the smell of his clothes. Or how many men she's slept with
by the state of her clothes. If you could call them that.
Or I could write about a plate of divorce with a side dish of cheating,
and how three women showed up to his house that evening.
Or how they're both “lovers” stupidly running away,
and how the cops nearly located them the other day.
I would love to jot down the bit about the anti-gay,
who never disappoints me, who's always shoving bible passages my way.
Or how the Catholic clashes with the protestant about her belief
adrift baby teethin the dandelions of wild nothingadrift baby teeth8 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
you will find the cradles
robbed of short-lived beauty
in the craters of fields
where the heathens heave
and steal the petals
of lithe flowers.
and like those baby teeth
in the pastures of untamed naught;
found, those petals are not.
you know, you knowyour talking hurts, you knowyou know, you know1 day ago in Free Verse More Like This
she’d put the gauze away
until you said that
he hears the whispers, you know
he had started eating again
until they came back
those jeers sink in, you know
she had started to smile
until you threw them at her
those glares burn, you know
he felt comfortable with his boyfriend
until he felt them on his back
those words sting, you know
her bathroom breaks were less frequent
until you sent them to her
your laughter is audible, you know
he’d stopped raiding the liquor cabinet
until you pointed it back at him
poking fun is painful, you know
she’d stopped buying pills
until the jabs returned
those comments hit home, you know
he put the gun away last time
until you started again
(i hope you remember flowers for his grave)
Bidding You Farewell I don't want,Bidding You Farewell 18 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
My last memory of you,
To be entangled with
Hospitals and antiseptic.
I can't take
Seeing you suffer
With tubes and needles
Encumbering once-healthy you.
I want to remember you
By the way you sang.
The way you laughed.
The way you joked with my dad.
You baked these
Upon my tongue.
I will never
You made the
The family get-togethers
I don't remember
The last time
I told you
I loved you.
In the arms
You shall be greatly missed.
i think the clouds are dancing.i'm burning and you're so cold.i think the clouds are dancing.9 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
i know that you can't save me but, darling, just wrap me in your arms
and hold me while i turn to ash;
keep me until the wind carries me away...
maybe one day you'll breath me in again
I'm an obligationA donationI'm an obligation9 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Because they're watching you
For the purpose of production
A kind word
Because they said it first
Because I'm simply clueless
I'm Done With You For Good This Time.I won’t cry for you anymoreI'm Done With You For Good This Time.12 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
if you wish for lies then that’s what you’ll get
I’ll hand them to you on a silver platter
and curtsy with a smile
hiding my tears behind a painted mask
I won’t hurt for you anymore
if you want an empty smile then that’s what you’ll get
I’ll laugh with and empty soul
and bow with my heart hidden.
hiding my frown behind this pretty fan
.Hey, Alice,.18 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Wish upon a star
Maybe it'll go back up
And tell him what a good girl you are
Hold my hand.
It's cold, I'm cold,
Ice cold, frozen.
Do you believe in fairies?
I want to be one
And fly away
Open the door.
I'm scared, I'm alone,
But alone does not mean lonely.
Can you tell me lies?
Someday, it'll be the truth
And we can live that fantasy
Why did you clip my wings
I'm on the edge,
Don't push me off the cliff
Please go away
It's not you, it's me,
Burn down our dream
Or at least forget about it,
Because it's now
dA LamentOver three years agodA Lament1 day ago in Free Verse More Like This
in warm little cubbyholes
we convened here at dA
happy children at play
behind avatars, emotes, plz's
icons, flirts and teases
A fantasy land where each
could share his or her dreams
amateur, professional alike
site open day and night
at least one party a brew
even if between just a few
Some chatted in rooms safe
others took it face to face
lonely nights were held at bay
boring days faded away
None of us were quite the same
once we passed this way
filling the empty holes
in our hungry souls
Happiest time in my life
at the moment I want to cry
Where has it all gone?
it's too quiet now
Cubbyholes filled with light
have dimmed from my sight
Oh how I miss, I miss, I miss, I miss...
*blows dA a silent heart-shaped kiss*
This One Is For The NationThis one is for the nation.This One Is For The Nation18 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
For the state of the blade;
Living in homes with floors
Doused in the drips of blood.
For the province of depression;
Accusing everything possible
To find a reason for emotion.
For the district of anxiety;
Chattering teeth, pounding walls.
The fear of every possibility.
For the territory of suicide;
Tying the rope, one can hope
The cieling can even bear.
For the region of truth;
Finding ourselves lost
Or finally discovering...
We are a nation.
And we must
PerfectSome people are born different.Perfect3 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Be it thoughts, actions, or even looks.
Even though it is not our fault,
We are ridiculed. And shunned.
And left, all alone.
But we must stand strong,
Do whatever we need to shine,
No matter your technique.
Makeup, clothing, surroundings, medicine,
Anything, it is there for you.
You must stand you ground
In the war going on in your body.
Do not give in.
Show people how beautiful you can be,
Ignore their words that harm you.
I know how hard it can be,
Parents aren't exactly supportive
When you go against everything.
Their goals for your life;
Marriages, jobs, homes, all of it.
It can be hard, you are allowed to cry,
No matter what people say.
They don't understand that
Getting up in the morning
Is a chore. Every single day.
So do not listen to their words.
Find things that make you strong.
Things that make you smile,
Even in the darkest of times.
You are perfect, I promise.
Even if you don't believe me,
There will be someone who tells you
'Do not change w
RisingShe was a little too quiet,Rising2 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
sometimes a bit too shy.
Always knew she was different,
but feared the consequences that'd come.
She always tried to hide it,
desperately trying to fit in,
behind the girly clothes and makeup
there was another person dying to live
One day she had enough,
it was a brave step to take
HE realized he was different
and gladly embraced the change
He's still loved and cherished,
our dear handsome one is still the same
but he's stronger and brighter,
shining like a sun in the rain.
The fight might be bitter but he'll win,
because he's a warrior within.
Not the type to lose I tell ya,
He'll always have the last claim.
He's happy and it matters
no longer hiding the truth.
Our dearest loved one,
You're the man a lot wish to be.
RememberRemember in December when you told me you loved meRemember6 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Remember in January when you kissed me at the ice rink and taught me how to skate
Remember in February when you gave me that flower on Valentine's Day and said "You are the love of my life"
Remember in March when you said your favourite part of Drama Company was meeting me
Remember in April when we kissed and cuddled on the bus on the way back from Florida
Remember in May when you broke my heart on Prom night
Remember in June when we graduated
Remember how much I love you and even though we're going to different colleges, remember that I'll never forget you or the memories we share.
Please, for fuck's sake, please remember me.
UntitledGoogle search: "what to do when you’re depressed and suicidal"Untitled6 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
-gives me search results about suicide prevention
Google search: "what to do when you’re depressed"
-gives me search results about dealing with depression
Google search: "what to do when you’re sad"
-gives me depression quizzes
Google search: "what to do when you aren't happy"
-gives me a million search results about why i’m not happy
Google search: "what to do when you lose the one you love"
-gives me search results about pain
Google Search: "what to do when you’re lonely"
-gives me search results about what to do when i’m lonely
Google search: "loneliness"
-gives me articles about loneliness
Google search: "love"
-gives me articles about love
I’m never going to resolve this.
BrokenWhy is it that everything broke at once.Broken9 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Is there anything I can do?
The pieces don't fit liked they used to.
I remember when I was happy,
didn't have to worry.
But nothing seems to end,
as beautifully as when it started.
I'll just hold onto these memories,
a little bit longer.
One day, two days.
I'll try to look strong,
act like I dont care.
But this music box is broken,
no songs will play
only crying shrieks.
ExistenceI am blindExistence11 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Therefore can't see you
I am deaf
Therefore can't hear you
I am numb
Therefore can't touch you
This makes me wonder
If you were real
If you were dream
That I wish to
That I wish to
LiteratureI don't understand how come I still feel surprised every time I hear the syllables spill out of your mouth;Literature12 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Four individual letters forming into a singular noun,
Half being consonants whilst the latter are vowels.
I can't figure out why it isn't that hard to spell out 'love' to you anymore,
Almost as though it's carved into my throat & tongue,
Similar as to how your name was written across my left wrist.
Perhaps my mind can't adapt to when you use a language both you & I understand,
The fact that your voice can sound so different when cloaked with a culture
Or how come you can say such emotional verses that counter my own.
I haven't drenched myself in the thought of you refering to me as a form of English yet
The way that you ever so calmly stretch the characters
How you treat it as a common word.
Hopefully I'll learn to react to being called 'baby' by you once I get past extended language arts.
The Lost DreamI once had a dream,The Lost Dream12 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
that slipped through my fingers,
then flew up the mountain and became part of the heavens.
Now and then when the weight of the world gets me down,
I look to the stars and remember.
With You.Every night, I wish I could fall asleep next to youWith You.12 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
and wake up with you beside me
You could say it a thousand times
and my heart would still beat faster then a hummingbird's wings
when you tell me you love me
and darling I didn’t think I could
but I love you too.
And I’m not going to leave you
so stay with me please
I beg of you
I can’t break yet again
I’m tired of hurting
and you make me whole.
You make me feel beautiful
when the world calls me ugly.
I’ll keep on trying to survive because of you.
I’d do anything to put a smile on your face,
because i know it’s been so long since you’ve been happy.
I’d fight the world just to see you smile
you don’t have to worry, I won’t leave you
I won’t cheat on you,
I won’t break you,
I’ll fight on your side when no one else will
I don’t care that you're a demon
I’ll still love you with or without a soul.