Past Tense BluesWasesPast Tense Blues22 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
So are weres;
And it's the becauses
That make them feel
That much worse.
We Only Live To DieThis is what we live for—these whispers on our lipsWe Only Live To Die2 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
The drying bits of blood on our paper-cut fingertips
Opening the letters that we left our future selves
A bittersweet reminder of those storybooks on the shelves
This is what we live for – this emotion in our souls
The torture and the bittersweet moments of lost control
Biting cracked lips with the dirt beneath our nails
These moments of imperfection as our trains of thought derail
This is what we live for – shutting doors and opening eyes
Smiling for a moment, before the tears reveal our lies
This is what we live for, this reality, this life…
This is what we live for,
As we only live
You're Going to be Okay.It’s not your fault.You're Going to be Okay.21 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
It’s not what you deserve.
Don’t think that way,
Because one day,
This won’t matter anyways.
Keep your head held high for now,
I know it hurts,
Words can feel suffocating.
As you feel like your lungs are collapsing,
Under the weight of the pain,
In your chest.
I know it stings,
And it seems like it takes forever for the bell to ring.
As you count down the hours.
But it doesn’t matter.
When you just go home,
To sit in your room alone.
Because words unlike bruises don’t go away.
Once they are said they are here to stay.
And silence is excruciating.
But being in a crowd of violent stares,
Is no better.
So where do you go?
Is the question you’ll never know.
But don’t give up just yet!
Things will not always be like this.
Yes, today seems hopeless.
Tomorrow seems worse.
One more day of hearing another hateful word.
Might make your head explode,
And sometimes you want to drive yourself completely off the road.
RapeI am a seventeen year old boyRape3 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
I have determination in my bright blue orbs.
My smile can calm even the strongest tempest.
My friends are nothing short of amazing,
and my family...well, they are some of the most
supportive people I have in my life.
I'm going to make it big. Have a family,
live in a big house.
I'm going to marry my princess, have money
I'll be happy.
And my children will look up to me,
so will my wife. I'll protect them,
I'll be their role model.
I'll be the grandpa my grand kids love.
I'll live a long life, until it's time for me to go.
And even then, I'll be smiling down, not ready
to really depart from happiness.
I'm a seventeen year old boy,
and my tears stain my ruffled jacket.
I can't smile like I used to, but I try.
But I'm still so lonesome.
Where were the friends that understood me?
Where was the family that supported me?
They try, but I can't let them in.
My future crumbles, my wife vanishes,
my children...their children, drown in the
is this what nostalgia taste like?i'm reminded of things i'd rather forget,is this what nostalgia taste like?2 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
i have memories of words that were never said.
each time i look in a mirror
i see you over my shoulder, studying the lines forming on my face.
i'm growing old, older than i should be;
middle-aged, but drowning in high school.
i think i used to know where i'm going,
but now my best guess is the grave;
i think i died when i met you,
but that's okay with me, i was dying anyway.
there's no salvation for moths in your world.when i was in middle schoolthere's no salvation for moths in your world.2 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
my art teacher told me that in abstract paintings
warm colors are laid over cool, and especially neutral, colors.
so when i sat atop the back table
and splattered my dusk blue tears of flimsy watercolor paints
atop the sickening yellow i despised so much,
she scolded me and put me out of her class
when i told her i didn't want to be kandinsky
and that she didn't know shit about art.
but i couldn't help but think about her
on my way to the hospital.
so tell me, ms. bame, am i killing myself right,
smothering ivory wrists with crimson stains?
would you let me stay in your class now,
hang me up in the art case?
Stay with meDreams falling apartStay with me22 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Like a castle of cards
Ghosts of the past
Refusing to go away
And the pain of loss
Getting worse each day
This is not
What life should be
This is a nightmare
And I want to wake up
So please don't leave me
When I need you the most
LostNothing seems to be workingLost2 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
I've never been so lost
My thoughts now confused, ever so distant
I do not pay attention to things
My life has changed so much since it happened
Leave to understand what happens, do not understand a thing
Not even understand what has happened to me
I lose myself thinking, not only the past but also the future
My friends do not understand, do not realize what I perceive
Do not understand, do not see
The output is try to forget what happened
Try to forget that one day we were together
Forget about everything
From the clouds, through my eyesGossamer blue cloudsFrom the clouds, through my eyes3 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
Have turned me into
A floating dandelion
I am drifting through the ether
Like a fractal
A burst of purple
Relentless river of sensations
Like a feather touch
A tickle trickling down your neck
Sometimes just a faint whisper
At the surface of your skin
Chocolate liquor rolling
On your tongue
Carnelian and plump
My heart beats faster now-
A bit like
Getting to HeavenBelieving in God is an awesome start,Getting to Heaven3 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
but is it really worth it,
if you don't take it to heart?
Understanding God is a better start,
and knowing that He is Love,
and loves us regardless of who we are.
Christianity certainly puts you on the right path,
but don't be deceived,
it isn't the only path.
Because our belief doesn't guarantee us eternity,
that's what many of us foolishly believe.
Because there are many, who will never know God's name,
according to many,
to not know God's name, is truly a shame.
And according to many, because their religion tells,
those who do not know God, be it not their fault,
will still go to Hell.
And according to many, those who deny God,
because of their own logic,
will suffer in the Pit, because their beliefs were odd.
Call me a hypocrite, but this I must tell,
to live in Love,
will exempt any from hell.
To serve as a servant,
without claiming a master,
is enough to spare your heal of the serpent.
The Kingdom of God is truly at
I Annoy EveryoneTell me I’m annoying you,I Annoy Everyone17 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
That I talk too much,
And that I don’t have anything interesting to say.
I’m sorry; I just like talking to you.
I like your company,
But I can tell you don’t like mine.
Stop assuring me that I don’t annoy you,
Or get on your nerves.
I know you’re lying.
You talk to me just for my sake.
I can see it in your eyes.
I think about it all the time,
Because I just want people to be happy.
I don't want to be annoying.
I bother you.
Say the words already!
twenty-eightplease. i want to kisstwenty-eight19 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
the rain from your mouth; but i
am a hurricane.
Deep VoiceI was born with a voice that merely betrays me;Deep Voice2 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
as each day I roam
and get labelled as 'sir',
as each day I attempt to let myself be heard
only to be drowned out by the slightest of breezes,
as each day I remain shatterproof
but my voice will still break into blunt shards
of glass that tear the mask and its string,
And yet you argue that emotions
are just another thing?
But of course, it's my fault in the end
as I never gave it practice to do well for me;
I was simply terrified and now
I'm paying the price
I hear it ringing through my spine,
my deep voice much too low to even be mine,
With its accent traveled far too south
when I'm from the north
and my main traitor is my own mouth
And it's beginning anarchy
Against my own accord,
my low voice will go against my choice
to be silent and will instead
allow me to snap and to scream;
To nearly piss myself over a stupid bee,
to cuss and cry when I'm pushed over the edge,
to commit such lies and such dirty deeds
My voice once was a par
MisjudgementWhen you seeMisjudgement2 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
Look of the
But it doesn't
It's the things
That you can't
See in the first
Says all about
Or bad they
VentI try so hard to help,Vent1 day ago in Free Verse More Like This
But its never enough
No matter how hard I strive,
Things only get more rough
I do my best to support them through the times that are tough,
I wear a smile, trying to bluff,
I absorb the guff and try not to sweat the small stuff,
When in reality, I'm just a candle begging for a snuff,
Because without them, I'm nothing, like a huff without it's puff
Why I Avoid Him at All CostsHe's got me in a funkWhy I Avoid Him at All Costs2 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
It's his mere presence in my conscious
Has thrown me for a loop.
I physically ache, it seems.
No way is it a longing thing
It's more like revulsion.
His presence is a constant reminder
Of what a sucker I was.
How easily I fell into the fantasy
And shed my identity
Assuming the mantle of his perfection.
That weight is heavy, dude.
You don't even know
Because it seemed so obvious
To you, at least.
But that mantle was like a cat,
Clawing me up
From the inside
ever noticed how those pink pills feel like roses?i held the coiling-cord telephone,ever noticed how those pink pills feel like roses?9 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
i keep for borrowed nostalgia,
up to my record player
when you call me at night.
you can sleep perfectly,
but i can't.
do you think that when you die
up there at that sanitary-white hospital,
you can just come back to life when i need you?
you have to let me go,
fade me out like the closing echo of an ending song.
i'm sorry you ever met me,
but i'll never apologize for meeting you.
It Would Be FairIt Would Be Fair1 day ago in Free Verse More Like This
All that I gave
when I was close to you
was it for nothing?
Why'd you turn away?
It'd be fair
to let go
but I can't
Please tell me
why you never listen
when I try to talk to you?
Was it easy to pretend that everything is fine?
It'd be fair
to let go
rather than suffer
from all the trouble you caused
"You can't cure a beast
he doesn't want your help
You can't save a beast
what I have to say
all those years we lived in ignorance
Some day I realized that I can't stop your ship from sinking
It'd be fair
to let go
I don't want to
do this anymore...
EstellaRunning away fromEstella1 day ago in Free Verse More Like This
another broken heart
into the arms
of another roaring fire
You see right through me
hidden yet fully exposed
you pierce my bloody heart
dead yet beating
Childhood innocence stolen
I was left unknowing
your mother’s foul intentions
froze my heart for good
Stone cold you touch my lips
passion burning me up
don’t touch me
I can’t take it anymore
I have ears for hearing
but you never sang
I have eyes for seeing
but I never saw you look
My heart is yours
but you ignored it
In your hands was the strings
hearts of hundreds of men
yours for the choosing
but defeated in one foul blow
your mother wrestled
fought with realities
you have caused me tragedy
What kind of love is this?
to be cut
unscathed to scarred
broken hearts are your game
to which I willingly played
Troubled Minds Always Leave UnheardThere aren't enough ambulances in this cityTroubled Minds Always Leave Unheard2 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
For everyone to listen to their own thoughts.
So how do you do it?
How do you live past that part of you that says you're not good enough,
I'm not good enough.
All I am is the understudy
Studying under gods so grand
That ego is all that's left of what sits on their shoulders.
I'm done being tied down by unbreakable chains,
I'm tired of being a slave to unforgivable words
And a mind that can't see the thin line between emotional and physical.
My brain has been triggered into trauma
But I'm too deep in the river for anyone to see that I need saving.
hoardermy lungs are bleedinghoarder2 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
i've been coughing up the last bit of feelings i had for you
my skin soar
from trying to claw off the last of your perfume
that has permanently fused into my bones
my feet rough
trying to run from your melodic voice
that just mocked me.
my tongue hurts
from grinding my teeth on it
to get your taste out of my mouth.
my fingers bandaged
because i can feel your hand in mine.
my heart is the only thing that wont give up on you
and now its making my whole body crave you.
ConfusionSo many thingsConfusion2 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
That I have
Want to do
It's not possible.
I feel so confused,
Not sure about
What should I do
And what shouldn't
Could use a guide
Which could set
Me to the
Hymn for the Fading EldersSleep softly tonight,Hymn for the Fading Elders3 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
Dear beautiful soul;
You've worked time
And the clouds beckon.
Just promise us all;
No departure shall
Occur within any
You have met time,
But we need you
Despite you don't
undeservingi loved the way you wrote wordsundeserving15 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
i loved the way you said them.
i would look at you once
just once; once a day
and the one glance was,
is it wrong, is it wrong?
that when my sight skips to you
for a moment,
is it wrong that i am pained
to see your own following her.
i know, i know.
i know very well how amazing
because i know her very well.
you would follow her; and follow her
at her beck and call
as if you were a forever faithful footman.
if you were a faithful footman;
what does it make myself?
myself who craves the very sound of your voice
myself who, has sadly,
become besotted with your unreturned thoughts.
you made me feel obnoxious
and causing discomfort
until you said "No!"
that i was none of the those.
therefore i needed, i wanted, to thank you
thank you and tell you it was painful
but it was marvelous and beautiful;
growing to love you gave me a wondrous thing,
i could see the world in a million different colors.
however i can