To Kill an ArtistIf you were to kill an artist's will,To Kill an Artist2 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
You would be killing their skill.
If you were to kill an artist's skill,
You would be crushing their soul.
If you were to crush an artist's soul,
You would cripple their emotional being.
If you were to cripple an artist's emotional being,
You would be shredding their self-worth.
If you were to shred an artist's self worth,
You would be killing the artist themself.
If you were to kill an artist themself,
You would be a murderer.
If you were to kill an artist in any way possible, through telling them that they aren't good enough, through telling them they should give up, through telling them they'll never meet their dreams or goals, through telling them they should just stop trying-
You'd be killing someone- Someone that the world could have known, someone the world could have recognized, someone the world could have appreciated and cheered them on and helped them through life-
Something that rarely happens- But could have.
If only you d
Where has she gone?"Where has she gone?"Where has she gone?13 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
When you were younger they had called it beautiful, the openness of your heart, but now they only call it näive. All you had ever wished for in life was to find some trace of good, to discover more than the pain and violence surrounding the people you loved day after day. You wanted more, more from others, to believe in them like you wished to be believed in. Those were eyes that saw in a full spectrum of color, and a mind that lived in a world of endless possibilities...but they've destroyed you now, the very ones you so longed to show that wonderful beauty they were all tragically blinded from. Now the world's only color is a dull gray, the only feeling the cold as bitter as ice. There are no more brilliant sunsets to watch, and no more warmth to be felt.
Do you remember those times, as children, when we'd rush out at nightfall to catch fireflies in our cupped hands? Your face was always so alive back then,
MirageYou stood there for one secondMirage21 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Before fading into the dust
Were you the truth
Or a mere vice of my imagination?
You ran away
Before I could find you.
And my heart beat furiously
As I searched for you
The mirage that took the world away from me.
Split InfinitiveThe other me sitsSplit Infinitive20 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
on milkyway rim, replaying
rosegold skies and other myths
of a time that was
New orbits, strange worlds
spinning in marbled webwork-
they say god is an arachnid soul
without borders. And silken weave
settles down into grooves
leftover from the last idol of worship:
the creases you found
where your other hands ran harvest
plucking hours from the hourglass,
living creatures from dead pine.
And he is child again, batting at dust
dancing on a strand of light; learning to cope
with the mechanisms by which we are made
to softly fade.
Dear SocietyDear Society,Dear Society8 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Look what you’ve done to me.
Look what you’ve done to her.
Look what you’ve done to them.
Look what you’ve done to all of us.
Tell me you think this is okay so
I can spit in your face and
Kick you when you’re on the ground
Tell me everything happens for a reason so
I can whack you upside the head with
A book about starving children in Africa
Tell me life is unfair so
I can point to the scars on my arm and
Say, “I already knew that, dumbass.”
Tell me things will get better so
I can point to me now so you can see that
Once you’re in a hole, you can never truly get out
Once you see the light, dirt falls in the hole and covers it
Because someone fucking kicked it there
Someone who barely knew you but
Decided you were a bad person
Decided you were going to burn in hell
Decided you weren’t worthy of love
Tell me this is all part of God’s plan so
I can open the Bible itself and show you where
It condones rape, murder, s
Locked Away and ForgottenI've been locked away somewhere cold and white.Locked Away and Forgotten8 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
I've been there for a while.
So long have I been trapped and numb,
I've forgotten how to smile.
I've forgotten what it's like to think,
To reason, to love, to feel.
I'm locked within my broken mind
And I've forgotten what is real.
I can't remember why I'm here
Or what happened long ago.
How did I get locked in this place?
I simply do not know.
Now enters in the man in white.
He carries a simple pill.
I swallow it and back I sink,
Sitting here, always still.
ThenI'm letting you goThen11 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
It's nothing personal
I can't let you linger
It's a hindrance
To my solace
To keep these regrets
Turmoil is all they beset
I'm going to turn away now
Pour myself highThere is a breakage in the grey cloudsPour myself high1 day ago in Free Verse More Like This
Where the sun peers out
As if asking for help
It would draw us all in
Into its light
If only we still believed
And I for one will wait no more
Raise my arms high
Go up the rabbit hole
Towards the sun
I fall again
Into the sky, white oblivion
Help Me Help YouMy heart is breakingHelp Me Help You14 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
For their are so many
Who silently screams
In the night
Longing for love
Begging to be seen
What can I do?
I am only me
ragtimei swore i would never again write for you, or for this feeling in general no matter to whom it applied,ragtime8 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
but i am once again caught
by hips brushing side-by-side on this bench,
your half-chuckle as i splash orange juice by accident.
and this is wrong, i can feel it in my bones,
as they carry me across concrete by your side--
but that fact changes nothing; and it seems
that this empty hall echoes with my hastening heart’s pulse,
as you rest your head on my shoulder and tangle fingers
in blonde hair still lighter than yours, like happened once on a similar sunny day;
but this time something feels renewed and fresh and untainted
by the toxicity of someone we both once knew; something that had its claws, once, in both our minds.
it’s wrong that you still make my heart pound,
and leave me stunned just by turning your head so the sunlight catches your eyes,
makes them light up in their forest hues; and then you say something
that no one, no one else in the hist
We Are The OnesWe are called strange everydayWe Are The Ones9 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
We are left out always
And we are not treated well,
But we keep walking, alive.
They try to make us feel bad
With their humorless jokes,
Their stupid harmful insults
And their endless laughing.
But we try and ignore them,
We isolate us listening to music,
Expressing our feelings through poetry
Or just dreaming about a better world.
Just when we are kinda happy
They come to us once again,
Trying to make our lives miserable
And make their existences worth.
But they are not going to win,
They're not going to get us down
Because we are truly powerful,
We are the ones.
AliveI will constantly live with a strain.Alive13 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Ill equipped at heart and emotionally depraved.
Bio-machine and commands that come from my brain.
Predictable rhythms I dance on to the end of the day.
Stopped trying to find life.
No soul in these cold eyes.
I need to know now, please tell me I'm more than this.
Climbing not so high.
Hating what I try.
I don't feel dead inside.
I wonder if I was ever alive?
WHYKeeping us hanging fromWHY20 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
the noose made of blank ideas
and undecided lives
polluted with garbage on how the world never grows
if that is so..
why force us to cover our feet
are they afraid of their defeat
afraid of losing the thrones
conquered by crushing the weakest throats?
WHY force us to wear these blindfolds
are they protecting us from what they
wish us not to see?
or am I wrong is there really
nothing to seek?
Fine.Fine.Fine.9 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
I told you.
The Sunset Takes a LoverThe sunset arrivesThe Sunset Takes a Lover10 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Like a tiger creeping across the brush;
A kiss here and a shadow there,
She feeds the evening with liquid gold eyes,
Settling upon the amaryllis
Who display their mouths in a procession of ohs.
Lolling before the smile of the sunset,
Their tongues are painted with lust,
Whispering through upturned trumpets of
Beauty, bouquets, beloveds;
Each one longs to drown in her warmth.
A lone carnation cranes her neck to meet the sunset,
Her mouth is full of corrugated words
Unheard through the procession of trumpets, stems and petals.
Petals that cut slithers of sun
Into bars that prison her in shadow.
But light does not partake in shadow,
So the sunset chooses an amaryllis with
Corinthian beauty and eyes that match her own.
She offers her lips, her tongue, her touch,
Lifting the amaryllis from its earthy manacles,
Oblivious to its poisonous heart.
Grows another root.
please"Please"please18 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Please don't leave me
I need you more than you know
When you leave
My heart becomes ice
Covered in snow...
I am here for you
You mean so much to me
Tell me what's on your mind...
Please, don't give hope
We are all awkward
Have you heard of someone
Swimming when there is ice
On the water?
To give up hope
To let your power
Wither and fade
The darkness win...
You are stronger than all
Nothing can touch you
You are invincible
No matter what happens
You have friends
By your side
Please, I ask you
As tears sting my eyes
Don't leave me
Don't leave us...
© TwiliZeldaWolf 2015
BrokenI look in the mirrorBroken10 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
I see someone who is broken
Someone who is imperfect
Someone who needs help
Every flaw is seen
I walk around head high
No one knows the person inside
They see an illusion
Never to be revealed
Why do I hide the real me?
Miedzyburzowe przystaniebywają też dni inneMiedzyburzowe przystanie11 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
ze światłem w sercu
w których przestaje być ważne
że źle było
i źle będzie
w moim teraz
nie ma nic prócz tej sekundy
spadających na mnie
The New Year waltzes in in her red dressthe sky above is a sea of fireworksThe New Year waltzes in in her red dress5 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
and i watch people marvelling at their
own constellations, painting out old skies
with new colours and wishing on pyrotechnics
for change. i walk past after midnight in the same
shoes, the same dress, with the same bad habits and
i marvel at the spectators more than the fireworks shattering
above us (has the sky caved in or is it just me, imagining the paint
of creation seeping through from the other side of this porcelain bowl?)
and i wish i had the faith to believe i could change anything more than my
Rippled FleshMy skin lay in ripples.Rippled Flesh1 day ago in Free Verse More Like This
I am bare
That burn through me
Like halos of night
Cutting silver veins
The flesh screams as it reconnects
Flowing through my eyes
Coagulating bits of data
That transfer into words
Across minds unknown
PillarsOver time,Pillars6 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
I have had pillars come crashing down.
Some I have toppled,
with my two scarred hands,
and others I have struggled,
to keep standing tall.
Then there are those,
which crumbled and cracked,
and who are no longer here,
but their remains,
continue to stand.
a smile and a nod.
For all pillars shall one day fall.
Be the towers of strength crumble at my own hand,
or be they crack and splinter at their own,
or perhaps by a force neither of us shall control.
All pillars of strength will one day fall.
And by the circumstances for which they do,
you may still have a tower remaining.
A reminder, a smile and a nod.
All pillars may fall, but all strength shall not be gone.
winter nostalgiaAll i want is to sit on a rooftop atwinter nostalgia8 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
two, three o'clock in the morning
with someone special just looking
at the stars all bundled up with a
box of Girl Scout cookies and
some coffee or hot chocolate
I want to talk about...usI want to talk about how happy you make meI want to talk about...us17 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
the first time I truly smiled in months
was when you took my hand in dark.
I want to talk about how my heart beats faster
than any drum beat ever played
when those sky blue eyes of yours
meet mine over the table.
And I want to talk about how I can’t help myself
About how much I want to hold you
about how much I want to kiss you again.
I want to talk about how easily I fell in love with you
and how I’m still falling
harder and harder.
I want to talk about how I crave your arms around me
Holding my broken pieces together.
I want to tell you that I think they’ll stay in one piece this time
If only you'd hold me tight enough.
I want to talk about how
when I see you my heart jumps into my throat
and I can feel it beating again.
Faster and faster
I want to tell you how you brought me true happiness
And how I want you to stay.