You are EverythingYou are amazing.You are Everything2 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
You are the smiling face,
That gave that kid
Better hope for this place.
You are the helping hand,
Even if you didn’t know it,
That helped everything turn out
Better than planned.
You are the voice
That helped someone
Make a vital choice.
You are the joke
That made them laugh
And gave them that stroke
Of happiness that they needed.
You are the bright eyes
That light the way,
A lantern of hope
Through the fog of lies.
You are their push towards
Their positive afterwards.
And you are far from worthless.
Are the most important person
In the world.
We are all characters
In someone else’s story.
That pivotal point,
That pushes them from misery,
And leads them to their glory.
I Won't Let You Become Like MeI saw you fall to the floor.I Won't Let You Become Like Me3 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
Because you couldn’t take this anymore.
You laid there and said to me,
Through tears that fell from your eyes,
“Who cares if I were to die?”
Reminding me of those hundreds of times,
I’ve seen people bend and break.
I’ve gotten so used to smiles that are nothing more than fake.
I remembered standing by silently,
Watching everyone collapse around me.
Seeing bottles scattered around,
Broken glass covered the ground.
And I wondered to myself,
“Is he ever going to get better?”
And I watched you as you died,
Slowly tearing yourself apart from the inside.
Memories are still flickering,
Behind my eyes.
I suddenly remember my own cries,
For someone to save me.
Because I was so close to falling,
That the abyss seemed more inviting,
Than trying to hang on for a moment longer.
Because my arms were too tired,
To hold on.
I am back in reality,
Watching you fade away.
And I see myself,
And the countless other people I’ve wit
i'm cold, could you pass me a blanket?my kindergarten teacheri'm cold, could you pass me a blanket?2 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
told me there were flowers in my soul.
too bad it's always autumn;
dead inside of me.
the garden is a crumbled heap,
and my heart suffocates
beneath the leaves.
untitled (broken records don't have names)my fingers flutter sunrise butterflies,untitled (broken records don't have names)2 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
floating in the morning
as it breaks through the gloom
that came post-gloaming.
but i confess,
i have no grasp
on what to do with daylight
you were a drop of sunlight
reflected in my cloudy-sky eyes
eventually you became too
good for me, and i gave up
my waxed wings are still intact, but
my shoulders are too sore from
carrying this deadweight with an
obnoxious, obstinate heartbeat
and how are you faring this golden afternoon?
you will never answer and yet
my mind loops broken records,
asking as if you could hear.
light halos the plain beneath my feet
but i shy away from sunshine,
an icarus-inherited fear of falling
or just of
because we were supposed to
be something beautiful, something
worth falling for
(or you were, at least, and there is
no way to ask if you fell hard enough)
but shattered cds still lie on the floor
collecting the sunlight that i
don't know what to do with
because i can't spend it on you, anymore.
Falling Only Hurts When You Hit Rock BottomFalling is only terrifying,Falling Only Hurts When You Hit Rock Bottom3 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
When you see the ground.
It only hurts when you hit rock bottom.
But for the free fall,
You almost feel nothing at all….
the architecture of eggshellslet's talk aboutthe architecture of eggshells3 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
the words we won't talk about.
in the grey cube sky
buses flow as quicksilver.
make a flower
in frosted dew.
giggle in rattles
until it diffuses
sigh in relief
at the lack of contact
with regret. friends
a smashed duality.
the ugly qualities.
the most humane bombs.
AfterlifeSome scars show how we can heal after every cut,Afterlife22 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
silver-linings gouged into the sky;
indenting beauty beyond belief
and greater than the world we live in.
I notice that the dark canvas shows no stitches -
likewise, the tears fall from the clouds only when the sun inflicts its pain.
[Kindness is more than merely an act of giving:
to think that death may be worse than the life you've been living].
words that wreck mei loved writing but i loved you more so i wrotewords that wreck me3 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
you a fairytale and tucked you in-between
the pages i'm sorry that i didn't ask your
permission before having the princess end up with another
princess i should have stopped short of happily
ever after 'cause when things are vague and
complicated we'll always find ways to pull the right words
out of a tragedy
archival.i was reading an old weather book today,archival.2 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
and did you know in 1976 they named a hurricane after you?
that's funny, because i never imagined you had the experience.
you're so hesitant;
i thought destruction was new to you.
Swallow Your PrideWhy the hell did you chose it? To be gay,Swallow Your Pride2 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
what the hell was going through your mind?
You weren't fucking born that way.
You, with your pride and your queer friends,
your smear your sexuality on our hearts!
When will the torment ever end?
Go insult the bible, do it, I don't care!
I was never religious,
so with me, your comments don't fair.
The fact of the matter is that you're tearing us apart,
shoving your lifestyle down our throats,
and condemning us for ours.
“I was born this way, why can't you understand?”
No you weren't,
but I thought we moved on, as to not offend.
Stop bringing it up and get the fuck on,
just stop tearing us apart,
because you think we're wrong.
You've destroyed this family, because you are gay,
while I’m not religious,
you insults others ways.
Not be by being you, but by destroying their beliefs,
“there's no such thing as God”
And you wonder why they look at you mean.
You have sex every hour with some different man,
because you can't
xyou've always hated times like thisx2 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
to hold yourself
and you sit and you rail
so helplessly inhabiting the oceans
with their salt water
you've always hated times like this
and begging for
and you want hope but you know
you were abandoned sometime in
two thousand and ten
(reasons to let go)
you've always hated times like this
his tension slipping
from there to here
into your breaths
as they falter
and no-one ever dared
to call you atlas
you'd hold him
if you could
QuillsThere were birds in my chest.Quills2 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
Plucking out feathers
and making me choke.
I could not spit them out.
They had names that I swallowed,
They nested in my ribcage
until my lungs cracked,
and when I opened my mouth
They were hiding in my lips
and chipping my teeth.
They clipped my tongue.
Perched on my sternum,
drawing me into the earth,
how their wings stretched
into the hollows of my eyes.
She recognized their plumage,
plucked a feather from my wrist
and showed me how to use such barbs
She CaredShe said she didn't careShe Cared3 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
And that she didn't love him,
But when he called her up
Crying, she caved,
And he took another
Piece of her heart away
ixi am capturedix2 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
reeled in by persistence
and downward pulls tugging
my ship into port
but i never felt at home
but i always found myself lost
when the anchor was
i am one for drifting
and falling skyward
i am one for tsunami
under the skin
and waves eternal
filling the skyline
to the brim
i cannot let myself
be locked and grounded
be carried to shore
CandleTake a look at my heartCandle2 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
Notice its burn marks
Way down its ventricles
Cold water doesn't work
Bandages masking the wounds
Where is the candle?
The harmless fragile candle?
Held it too close to my heart
Instead of showing me the way
And lightened my night
You let the flame grasp me
Never thought it would be you
To rupture my weary heart
But it was my mistake
To believe that you were different
From everyone else I met
I left the windows wide open
There my naked heart laid
That was my bloody mistake
I'm done blaming you
For thinking so highly of you
When all you are is just a human
A blind fool as well
Indeed I gave you the candle
But how couldn't you see?
Where you held it at ?
Now I have the marks that bare your name
My MaryI was five when I read my first poem.My Mary16 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
It was a strange tale, of a lamb that belonged to
A young shepherdess called Mary
I read and reread the poem 'til it seemed
My eyes would bleed and vacate their
Tenancy in the middle of my face.
But I felt none of the pain, I was engrossed
In this tale, like no other before.
There were words, oh the words!
That I could capture the beauty of these words
Which danced through my head.
Some danced apart but some, special words
Held hands as they waltzed through my mind
“Snow” and “go” emblazoned themselves
Across my subconscious and I knew I had to see more.
Eventually, I turned my hand to the page
And, at ten, wrote my first poem.
It was rubbish.
The words twitched and writhed on the page
Without once standing up to dance.
Undeterred, I tried again, and again.
And again and again and again
And slowly, the words forced themselves up
Off the page and stumbled around in a half drunken jig
I needed more, I had developed an addictio
the protector i grind my palm into my stomachthe protector 2 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
and it crumbles like the soft rock
towering the highway, crashing on
the paved road.
i am not at a loss as to how it is
i became so weak. i sat myself
down one night a while ago
as i shivered from your words,
and i said
soak it in, let it poison you.
i am not a drug addict. but in you
i looked for the possibility of feeling.
and you did poison me.
i sit within dreams where your mouth
is wet, and tugging me, and my
hands are pressed deep within the
parts of you that stay warm.
i am not cold. but my bones ache
as if they are, perhaps it is because
you are so close, or perhaps it is
because the air stills when you
in the morning i wake with my mouth
dry and my palms wet and my shoulders
aching. and my voice stumbles, as if it
slipped out in the middle of the night
to find you.
i can never find you.
i do not blame you
for the absence.
i know that if you were brave enough
you would stay. i know that if your
skin did not crawl w
we could be whole.Hell is everywhere.we could be whole.2 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
Here – in this shackled restroom
It seems closer than ever.
The orange exit plate is laughing at me.
There. 1000 demons.
I know I’ve only got one.
Water on my face.
They just don’t know.
Look at your arm.
Holes. Stitches won’t keep you together.
Me – million holes and a body on top of them.
I don’t care.
There’s enough schnapps in my blood
To keep me from thinking.
In the hallway:
Someone’s talking like a harpy.
girls nowadays are living on the edge of everything
Maniaclike giggling as if someone’s burning.
Then – lollipop flavored tendrils. Catch me.
There’s nothing left.
I won’t remember it tomorrow anyway.
Vibrating ceiling. Sweat. Euphoria.
The people are falling like dead birds.
A snake mould.
They’re made of me.
I’m blown away.
The orange exit is laughing. Somewhere beneat
Better Than ThatYou can call me fat orBetter Than That2 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
You can push me around,
With all of your hate.
You can call me a nerd
I don't even care;
You can humiliate me
In front of everyone,
Or even tell me I've got
You can call me slow
& that I suck at sports.
I apologize for being lame
You can say or do
Whatever you want,
But let me tell you one thing...
I am unique!
I may not be handsome
Or beautiful like most people are;
But I'm handsome & beautiful
In my own special way,
So go on & say I'm not,
If you dare!
You won't scare me, bully
I will stand my ground;
No longer will you hurt me
Emotionally or break
The new, braver me is in town!
The days where I would
Believe every word you'd
Told me were true...
To where I would slit my wrists
& contemplate about
Even when you cyber-bullied me
Every single day & night...
THEY'RE ALL BEHIND ME NO
A new futureI decided to leave in the past which was lastA new future3 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
Thinking about my future
And forget everything you had planned for someone who will never be mine
Now I see how foolish I was to believe
Believe that one day I would have a chance
I know it will not be easy to forget you
It will not be easy to live without thinking of you
It will not be easy to live without remembering you
I have to face my feelings
And move on, leaving behind only tristesas and heartbreak
Stop suffering by those who do not suffer for me
And continue like nothing happened
Only for one day everything begin again
Look at meLook at meLook at me16 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Don't treat me like air
Look at me
Look at me
I'm not strong
I'm not colorful
I'm not original
I'm not unusual
Look at me
Look at me
Don't treat me like air
Look at me
Random Haiku is RandomRise from the deadRandom Haiku is Random1 day ago in Free Verse More Like This
Born from power and righteous
Liberate the beast
His ascension sharp
Piercing the wintry moonlight
To his fallen foes
Utter the heartless
Turned to darkness
Their lights shrouded in despair
Marching on forward
Till the very day
Earth becomes solemn itself
Silence reigning all
I Guess, I'm A GhostCan you see me?I Guess, I'm A Ghost1 day ago in Free Verse More Like This
Can you see these scars
Across my arms
And my legs?
Can you see me upset
And about to cry?
Do you even see me
When I’m sitting at lunch
Do you think you
It’s not okay
I’m slowly growing depressed
And you can’t see it
I think I know
What that means
I’m a ghost