Dear Homophobic ParentsDear homophobic parents,Dear Homophobic Parents5 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
How the fuck do you think it makes me feel
When you walk out of the room crying
Because you can’t stand the thought of something I can’t control.
I’ll tell you that it makes my insides burn.
The living room feels like a closet.
Suffocating, and yet I can breathe fine.
I am choking on the air,
Polluted by your homophobic slurs.
Making uneducated guesses about things you know nothing about.
Someone ought to teach you to look shit up
Before you go about, shouting your false claims to the world.
My very existence is an error.
Some messed up chemical defect that went wrong,
I don’t belong
I am the Titanic,
To you I am supposed to be perfect
I am supposed to be straight, and happy, and fine.
But I am so very far from fine,
When my lungs are filling up with water,
Your words are an ice berg,
And I am sinking fast.
girls that photosynthesizeI.girls that photosynthesize6 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
i asked my mother to buy me sweetener,
and she said "no," and she said "no,
sugar is better for you it's more natural"
so i shrug and i clamp my teeth over
my tongue and sew my mouth closed
and i steal sweet n' low
from the pizza place
my friends watch me pick at my lettuce,
a rabbit-food-lunch that makes me sick
to my stomach, and when i run to the
bathroom during science class they
follow me and ask what i ate for breakfast.
i say "waffles" because they can't know
i won't let them stop me
my therapist asks me if i think i'm sick
and i'm not, i'm strong, but i can't be
not here not here, and the $$$$$$$$
are ticking away as i consider my answer
so i say "yes" and she asks me what
i will become and i say "better"
because that's all they want to hear
my dietitian sets up a rough meal plan
and she says i won't gain weight on it
somehow i trust this woman with art
on the walls of her office and i pick
through the day in corn-kernel bites,
Was Beauty, Now BeastComing back again, the same situation,Was Beauty, Now Beast3 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
Everything has changed due to my perpetration.
Beauty used to be in every word that I speak,
But I spat so much poison, that I can barely squeak!
I used to write a fantasy and now I'm simply dreamless,
I'm struggling with this sickness, it leaves me solely listless,
Or maybe I'm just soulless, my eyes are milky blind,
Where once I saw the beauty; I only see the grind
It should be a crime, a poet falling low,
The world has lost an artist; it gained a rapper though.
But all I have is acid, recriminating bile,
My style is simply vile; I've lost the will to smile.
But maybe if I try, I might get something back.
I guess I need to stop the hate to put me back on track.
you didn't swallow the keyi am arming myselfyou didn't swallow the key2 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
with pens and poetry
they are my bullets
my arms are the triggers
trigger me and my sadness
i want to be broken
so that i can glue myself
my toes leave embers
my back sprouts wings
and i don't care how
damaged you think i am
i'm gonna fucking fly
fly all over me
with your insults
crack me open
take out each rib
one at a time
cover your mouth
and dip your tongue
i will not die
dye my hair
red as the fire that
burns inside of me
you think you're the one
who lit the match
but i've been ablaze
since birth, baby
baby me until
you can get away
you knew i would
love you despite myself
(to spite myself).
i'll say the word 'rape'
agape your jaw
gnaw on myself
since you've already
been consuming me
--now, it's my turn
and look at me
"look at me,"
(i'll say with the
and maybe you'll finally
witness these asteroid eyes
crashing against the black
sun of my pupils
quintilis (unmentioned)and we're not renamingquintilis (unmentioned)1 day ago in Free Verse More Like This
the last days as i stand
at the crumbled ruins
that once peered
with no surprises
i'm not here
and in a little while
i'll be gone.
as wings extend
only to be met
with the cage
of my gut.
my heart sinks
as we celebrate
for my mother.
i couldn't write for her.
and she has said nothing
about the lack of excitement
on my end, but i know
she felt it just like i did.
i am devoid of oxygen,
a binary walking
fa(u)cet of emptiness.
bolt around my glass skull
until it cracks.
into the atmosphere.
these next few days
nod off into the distance
as future hovers
optimistic like a lullaby
into the next day
but no one told me
for another black life
in a county only 209
miles away from mine.
(that's just 3 hours from here.)
when my dad drove
into our driveway
with a new car
frankensteinthere's a smell lingering likefrankenstein4 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
rotten flesh and i'm just
dwelling on how it eats at the
insides of my nostrils; warns
me not to go so far, next time.
i feel like acid's leaking into
me, in through you, and i'm
hurling over like i have time
and time again but this is a
festering wound instead of a
scab, i can't scrub it away
i can't dull it i can't fucking
A sharp sense of ambiguityI sowed some seeds,A sharp sense of ambiguity1 week ago in Free Verse More Like This
in the soil,
and then forgot.
They highlighted your
shadows like my
daydreams often do;
I still look for pieces of
your voice, deep blue and quivering,
to reassure myself that
you could reach me.
I can't find your words right now,
but still they always catch my skin -
if you won't let your grief evolve then
won't you stay in silence please.
An untitled sense of existence,
an untitled feeling of loss.
An untitled notion of reality,
everything I know is a lie.
With this brain, it's clear to see,
I lack any sympathy,
I've been listening to you,
waiting for a scream;
and as though I have had
any hatred or any doubt,
I stood over you and felt my eyes
burst into rain.
the relationship between compass and home1. people are always poised to leave you.the relationship between compass and home4 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
i don’t know when you’ll realize that,
but after you do, it’s over.
you can’t hit snooze, you can’t forget it.
love lasts longer than
there’s nothing to stop it either.
there’s no joke you could have
told, no times you could have held your tongue.
it’s probably not your fault.
no one can keep people, no one can make them stay.
it’s in our natures to fidget,
to flinch, to crave freedom, to long for the horizon.
it is us that leaves. our temporariness is
our own humanness.
2. she has cuts on her arms and they are faded.
i wonder how exactly they got there. i wonder why
they got there—the series of events
that led to what always seems like
a fucking forgone conclusion.
i wonder where i was at those eight moments.
i wonder what i was doing,
how i was feeling. i wonder when I got so distant
that a phone call or a voice message or a
goddamn text was too little to bridge the gap.
Fight Hate With LoveHold on a little longer.Fight Hate With Love1 week ago in Free Verse More Like This
Hold on a little longer.
I promise you one day
That the world will get brighter.
Don't listen to them
When they spew out their hate.
You're better than what they say.
You're more than first rate.
I know that sometimes
They get under your skin.
But just keep on fighting.
You can stand up again
And show them what you've got.
Show them what you're made of.
You can fight all their hate
With just a little love.
Dogs And Cats LifeSome people say that,Dogs And Cats Life6 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
It's easy to be a dog;
Or a cat,
Because they don't have,
To do things;
Which humans do.
But is it really easy to be,
A dog or a cat;
The ones who have,
Has a good life.
But what about those,
Who are thrown out;
On the street?
Does it look like that;
They have a good life?
Does it look like that,
Everything comes easy;
aftershock I am not suicidal I am not depressedaftershock4 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
I am not thinking of ending my life though it is my own to do as I wish
I only just
about the effect of my leaving would be
I do not have a plan
I ONLY have an unfortunate imagination
for a morbid cause
I have no reason to want to die!
You have no reason to
I am not even WANTED so why waste time
I am only curious of what you will do when I am gone
sextiotremy tongue tastes likesextiotre2 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
lemon ice box pie, i
keep falling asleep
and i have no idea why
you don't need
to force opinions
down the throat
of a corpse; well,
you don't need to
force anything down
a corpse, unless you're
baby pink, she
wears three colors
and none of them
are black; how does
she survive in a
world so dark
i'm in love with
macabre: i think
that art was meant
to be dark and
i can see ken
me i'm better
than his girl
and that i'll
always be better;
he said he could
give me the world,
i got potential,
sharper than a shaved
he said, "all you
gotta do is become
more plastic, less
all you gotta do
is put on your
pretty doll face
and never look
turn a cheek
and never mean
i said that
i'm not as
her, i'm not
b e a u t i f u l,
he said it
but i declined;
Say AnythingWe can't keep pretendingSay Anything5 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
That time is never ending,
And the signals that you're sending
Don't do much for mending
The broken seams
Of what it seems
We're broken freaks,
But when one of us speaks,
Why do they listen?
The thoughts from within
Us can't be worth
Is this insanity?
I keep shouting profanity
Expecting all humanity
To get better.
To a darkened visage,
To a perfect face
With poise and grace,
Because you can forget it.
I get it.
I'm not wanted here.
I can smell your fear
And it bleeds.
Are slowly getting closer to you.
One more day
Is all I can say
Is this what insanity really looks like?
I told myself love is a game
But the only way to win is pain,
But I don't want to play again
Because any more, and I'll be slain
Because I can't walk away from you,
I've tried before, you know that's true
And where the hell were you
When you knew
Abandoned dreamLeft hereAbandoned dream17 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Longing for your touch
For your voice
For your smile
Dreaming about the past
And the future
But knowing that all the hopes
Shall come true
Despite the hardships
And until then
I stay here
Thinking about you
Not Good EnoughShe wasNot Good Enough2 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
Sweetness and innocence and goodness
But he wanted corruption and a shallow love
So she tried to be what he wanted
But he walked away
Because she just wasn’t good enough.
Then she goes to
She studied hard
For hours and hours
She gets her test back
And all she sees is
Not good enough.
She gets home
The door is open and
All she feels is
“You’re not good enough”
So she runs to her room
And in the mirror
Her failures stare back at her
They shout that
She’s not like the beautiful,
She’s not good enough.
And she wants to smash
If that would
Make it all better.
Just another day
In a world where she’s
Not good enough.
She clings to it,
And she believes.
ERROR 404i. words of your achievements drip from your mouthERROR 4042 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
as often as water drips from a broken pipe.
perhaps you should patch up that leak
because no one likes that 'drip drip' sound,
or their house flooded with useless, dirty water.
ii. women belong in the kitchen and
men belong outside as a breadwinner
for the family?
alright, i'll make you a sandwich
and instead of you bossing your
workers around all day, make yourself
useful and build something for me,
iii. you may not have noticed,
but i'm not a keyboard.
you can't just press a button
and expect me to do as you say.
iv. i'm expected to do one thing
while you can do the exact opposite.
you can call me out for something
but then do the exact same thing.
if you think i'll put up with that,
you've got another think coming.
An ideal world...An ideal world, which none can see. Where a person can be themselves and be free. Where darkness lays foundation for the light from beyond. Judgement exists, yet nobody judges. Where body and mind aren't all that are known. Gone are the shackles that once separated mankind, laying foundation for ideals spawned. Truths and ideals become one in the same, bringing lead to visions created. Pain brings all together, and creates a new path. The tears lead to rivers and ponds that are no longer aflame. Peace being the harbinger of all that is fair, ending the need for rivalries, and royalties never undone.An ideal world...1 week ago in Free Verse More Like This
No One Can Own The MoonI'm eating dark, dark chocolate.No One Can Own The Moon3 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
I once tied a string around the moon and called her mine,
but she wasn't mine,
and belonging to herself,
cut the string and rose,
all waxing and waning into the night sky.
She still glows and shines on me,
from time to time,
and i still love her.
I Chose YouHe is warmth and light,I Chose You5 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
He is connection in the divide,
His laugh melts the coldest ice,
My younger brother is a star.
She is masked and faceless,
Hidden from us, nameless,
In the dark, ethereal and formless,
My youngest sister is the moon.
She is strength, a tower
Powerful by lack of power,
Violent light, the all-devourer,
My oldest sister is the lightning.
He is hope after darkest night,
An endless love, a sacred light,
Inspiring our onwards flight,
My father is the sun.
I am nothing if I am not them,
I am a beginning from an end,
I walked through night to find these lights,
In their name, I am aflame
And I burn bright.
Bottled UpI could scream,Bottled Up3 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
Scream until I tasted copper.
Until blood settled on my tongue.
I could scream.
Scream until I couldn't breathe.
Until tears fill my eyes.
I could, but why?
Why shout every thought,
every feeling sitting within me,
if no one hears?
LivingHave you ever held a child in your arms,Living1 week ago in Free Verse More Like This
Just hoping they wouldn't grow up living your life?
They say depression is hard to live with,
But I would think it's pretty easy to die for.
SOS signals run through my veins,
But there is a 'No Entry' sign stapled to my forehead.
I'm not quite sure whether it is better to suffer in silence,
Or to be told how you must be exaggerating.
My life conforms to the standards of my family
And the world I have to sludge through every day.
When will we scrape the grime off of the roads?
When will schools make their teachers understand what an anxiety attack is?
When will I be able to express my feelings
Without my emotions being blamed on PMS?
What makes it worse is that I'm starting to get in a routine.
Stay up until you hate yourself,
Let some tears pool on your pillowcase,
Force yourself to dream,
And roll out of your safe haven at noon.
Nobody is supposed to look at me,
But every moment is now humbling.
I am not overreacting.
I am sick
With no one to t
The Knight of a Thousand Shadows The Knight of a Thousand ShadowsThe Knight of a Thousand Shadows6 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
took the stars away
from the nocturnal sky,
one by one...
with an effacement of his left hand
look at them now,
fireflies playing on the sand
waiting to be The Sun...
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Never AloneLost and confused,Never Alone5 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
Alone and Afraid.
Like an empty riverbed,
We are with no hope.
Day by day - we struggle,
Each step heavier than the last.
How heavy the pain is,
That we hide it deep within.
But why hold it within,
When the pain is great?
Why walk alone and afraid,
When friends are all around?
For in our struggles and pains,
We are never alone.