StardustYour body is made of stardust.Stardust1 month ago in Free Verse More Like This
How cool is that? Just
Think about it. Stardust.
Your body is a universe
With your heart as its sun,
And it has been pumping
To keep you alive
Since you begun –
A whole sun
Wants you here.
Your lungs are two galaxies;
Each an inhaling and exhaling
And they work their hardest
To keep you okay –
Two entire galaxies
Want you to stay.
Your blood cells are meteors,
Going as fast they can
To keep you safe and sound –
Millions of magnificent meteors
Want you around.
Our souls are night skies
And our flaws
Are constellations that
Make us who we are –
Making us each as unique
As each and every star.
Please, don’t become a supernova tonight.
You Deserve to SmileDo what you have to do to be happy.You Deserve to Smile2 weeks ago in Free Verse More Like This
Eat an entire chocolate cake,
Swallow all the pills you need to take -
'Medication' isn't a dirty word.
Wear a princess dress
Or a band t-shirt with
Jeans in distress -
Boy or girl or anything in between,
Stand before that mirror
Take a twirl
And see how beautiful you are.
Go for a run,
Have some fun,
Watch Netflix until your eyes burn,
Curl up in bed -
Take a vacation from your head.
Phone a friend
And talk for hours,
Or stay in your room
And wait for the darkness
To end -
No need to pretend,
Just do what you need.
Paint a picture
Or write a sonnet,
Or just sit still
And breathe -
Pick some flowers,
Just for yourself -
You are just as special
As anyone else.
Bullied On Our Friendly Website DABullied On Our Friendly Website DA1 week ago in Free Verse More Like This
There was once two authors on a website that wanted to let their opinion out.
But a famous author set to put them out.
She took the flame of these little author’s hearts making them burn from blue to red.
And here’s what she said,
“Your little fire shall be extinguished because I want you to get the Fuck Out!”
The tiny authors wept and cried.
Wondering was it because they picked a side.
Maybe if they had gone with the flow of everyone else
they wouldn't have suffered being a different self?
The small male author thought it was too much to handle and left.
But the dainty female author stayed behind. However,
The light within her grew dimmer and dimmer.
And its glow became barely a shimmer.
Her originality became to be like everything else she owned: plastic.
She wasn't real anymore; just another author following the trends.
All hope was lost.
No one to come save her.
Sadness reigned within her,
making her shallow and pale as Frost.
Don't Date an Artist.I once knew a girl who loved to be heartbroken,Don't Date an Artist.5 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
she said it's all she's ever known.
"I love that feeling you've left in the pit of my stomach,
it's like a signature and I'm a masterpiece about to be sold.
And though you're gone, it will never leave me;
it shares the darkness with me the way you used to.
It wraps around me and holds me like your arms did,
but there is no warmth.
I always preferred the cold anyway,
it gives us a reason to cuddle.
Notice the difference in words there,
I didn't use 'excuse' or 'purpose'.
You never wanted to cuddle anyways,
it wasn't quite your style.
I believed you when you said you loved me
and now I only believe that you loved the idea of me,
someone you could experiment on
because my physique is different from a mans'
but my point of view was all the same.
I was only ever a science experiment to you,
one where your partner forgot to show up to school
and you ended it with an explosion.
You ended it with an explosion
I felt the burst in my
Trust MeI know, I knowTrust Me1 month ago in Free Verse More Like This
How bad things can get,
When all you feel is regret
And you just can’t forget
The crack of your heart breaking.
I know, I know
How it feels
To hold a blade to your skin
And feel like just to breathe
Is a painful sin.
I know, I know
How it feels
To be so utterly alone
That you talk to the voice
Inside your head
And winding up dead
Seems like the only solution.
I know, I know
How it feels
To believe that it won’t
But guess what?
The darkness is temporary
And even though it’s scary,
Don’t forget that it gets better.
Even after the darkest night
There will always be sunlight.
There will always be people
Who love you,
Who want to help you;
They are just waiting to
Be let in.
Try to smile every day –
It might be a long way away,
But one day
That smile will be genuine.
Life can be hard, I know
But please don’t go,
The world might show
You how beautiful it can be.
Suckerpunch SweetheartRed lipstick war paintSuckerpunch Sweetheart1 week ago in Free Verse More Like This
I am a soldier in my own war;
A force split in two sides.
I am a force of nature
Bring about my own rapture
And I’ll bring you to your knees.
Little girl lost.
Cut off my hair
Cut into my skin
Pretty princess girl
Let me in
Let me in.
Sugar in my veins
And poison in my heart;
I can turn blood
Into a work of art.
I won’t go there again
Won’t do it
A sea of hands
In my head.
A universe inside.
Just what's inside.
It's Not That I Don't Want to be Alive....It's not that I don't want to be alive,It's Not That I Don't Want to be Alive....3 weeks ago in Free Verse More Like This
Not that I don't want to wake up,
In the morning.
I am just tired of living,
It's not that I want to end my days.
I just wish I had a reason,
To why I stay.
I wish I had a reason to justify,
All these bad thoughts in my mind.
Shouldn't I be happy by now?
I always end up here.
Oh, how I hate it here....
And I still fear,
4 a.m. In the morning.
I should be asleep by now,
And it's not that I don't want to sleep.
But I am so tired of counting sheep.
Don't tell me just to turn off my mind,
Because I've tried to find,
But I can't.
And sometimes I wish...
That everything would end.
I feel suicide is a better friend,
Then the one's I don't have in my contacts
But then again,
What a waste of all this time,
I've been spending.
Trying to survive.
So I promise you,
I'll at least try to fake that I am,
Be HappyI think that everyone deserves to be happy.Be Happy3 weeks ago in Free Verse More Like This
I know sometimes everyone feels crappy
I want you to know that –
You deserve to be happy.
Look at the mirror –
(Hey, you’re beautiful!)
It might take a while,
But soon it will be genuine.
It might be fake,
But one day you’ll make
That smile real.
People might try
To bring you down
And it’s okay to cry,
People used to call the Earth flat
Didn’t stop it being round.
An Old FriendDeath isn't a stranger,An Old Friend1 month ago in Free Verse More Like This
He follows me around.
Like a shadow.
One after another,
He steals everyone I know.
He lurks in the hospital rooms,
And at the cemetery gates.
He arranges deadly dates,
With his victims.
But death isn't a bad guy,
Just someone doing his job.
It hurts and I'll cry and sob
When my friends are all gone.
But all things must come to an end.
When your body is old and weary.
Death comes for you too.
And there's nothing you can do.
When death comes for me,
I'll go without a struggle.
Because it's not worth all the trouble,
Of trying to live forever.
I'll peacefully follow into the unknown.
And who knows,
Maybe I'll find you somewhere.
And we could finally fall asleep.
With our minds at ease.
Can You Hold on One More Day?I read a poem about a boy.Can You Hold on One More Day?2 weeks ago in Free Verse More Like This
Who had lost all of his pride and joy.
He wore his heart on his sleeves.
Which were stained red,
From all of the blood that he bled.
The boy died...
By the blade of a knife.
That he ran up and down his wrists.
And I couldn't help but cry.
That poem was fake.
There wasn't such a boy.
It wasn't a true story.
But... Then I began to realize.
That just because it wasn't that specific boy.
There are others just like him.
Begging for death.
Slitting their wrists,
And hoping to die.
Because so many times,
And so many times,
But nothing gets better!
I just wanted to say,
I've been that boy.
At some point.
I felt that way.
And I just wanted to say,
I am so sorry.
I know it hurts but hang on another day.
Please, stay with me dear.
Don't join that boy,
No, not tonight.
Stay with me,
they told me no one could love a girl with scars.i told them that i could love myself.they told me no one could love a girl with scars.3 weeks ago in Free Verse More Like This
quirks.when i was a child:quirks.2 weeks ago in Free Verse More Like This
i loved to steal.
i would go around my neighborhood
and steal lawn ornaments.
at daycare, i would steal money
once, i stole my next door neighbor’s
when my parents confronted me,
the lie was smooth and solid:
i saw so-and-so take it.
when i was a child:
i loved to lie.
i would make up stories
to get reactions out of people.
to see if they’d believe me.
once, i convinced my friend charlotte
that i had twenty-four hours to live.
when she burst into tears,
i had to bite my tongue
to keep from laughing.
when i was a child:
i loved animals.
i would lock my dog in the closet
and in the bathroom.
a lot of my neighbors left birdcages out
during the day
so i set all of the birds free.
once, i imagined what it would be like
to kill an animal.
then, i imagined what it would be like
to run over it repeatedly
with a car
so i did it with my scooter
to a rose i found
because it was red
when i was a
wolfgirltoday is the day i grow my fangs.wolfgirl3 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
no longer will i put my tail
between my legs when i pass by my
reflection; no more will i cower
before the wicked dreams
that whisper deceit in my ears.
i shall throw back my head
and howl to the moon whenever i
wish. the cowardly hunger will
be sated by the bones of my
monsters, crunched to nothing but
dust between my teeth. even the
devil will fear my rage for at
last, i am beginning to cherish
this temple that protects my
as for the dread that still threatens to cage my wild soul?
i will hunt it down
and tear it to bloody shreds with hidden claws
that once lurked beneath my
trembling skin. for i have become free—
and it is a right which i will
never let leave my sight.
he/himsomeone came out to me recently, asked me to usehe/him1 week ago in Free Verse More Like This
his correct pronouns when we’re alone,
but says whenever i’m over at his home,
‘please could you switch back to the wrong ones? i don’t
want my parents to know who i am.’ so every time i sit at their table
for mashed potatoes and peas, i listen to a father asking
his son how her day was and i hear him start to think that he’s alone
and i watch every wrong word they say strike like an axe into
the trunk of a young sapling who’s just
starting to grow into his own.
i know they don’t know better, but it’s hard not
to hate them when i am censoring every word i say
before it comes out of my mouth, changing secrets into
dinner time conversations, because a boy does not feel
safe enough in his own skin to come clean about something
as pure as the foundation he has been built upon.
later he tells me that he wishes he were strong enough
to just tell them, but he knows his father still
has the c
Let it ShineSmile at a stranger.Let it Shine22 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Just do it.
Smile at a stranger.
Until you feel it too
Are a sunshine heart.
Let it shine.
Smile at someone,
And you could change their day.
Happiness is free;
It's something anyone
Can give away.
Smile at someone,
And they'll probably smile back
And that might be
The first time the sun will see
It really is worth while,
Making someone smile.
We are all stories,
We interlock and intertwine -
I am in yours,
As you are in mine.
Brighten someone's story
With your smile.
Make the world shine.
Don't Try to Convert Me (Please)I'm undecided, afraid to jump into the lakeDon't Try to Convert Me (Please)2 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
that forces me to take a side,
to pick a faith.
I renounce the idea of a Being who allows disaster,
who lets the poor suffer,
and sheds millions to pastors.
So please, get that bible out of my face.
Stop trying to “rescue” me from hell,
before it is suddenly too late.
Is it love or hate you're trying to convey?
Because you curse me to hell,
whenever I turn away.
I'm suddenly stupid because I don't conform to your views,
I'm suddenly a “heathen”
because I refuse to believe what you do.
No! I’m not queer, I just don't understand
what's so bad about
a man loving a man.
Like I said earlier, get that bible out of my face,
are you trying to convert me?
Or scare me away?
I'm undecided, not a devil worshiper,
I’m just trying to find who I am,
you're making me struggle more.
Get away from me, you're the bad ones!
Calling me evil, turning me “Christian”
When I have no desire to be one!
I suppose your god
Eternity Comes Only OnceEternity Comes Only Once2 weeks ago in Free Verse More Like This
...In a dream of eternal youth
with beautiful eyes and unspoken truths,
dancing on a thin thread drawn by Selena
in a blue night when all four winds talking about peace;
...In that unique poem when love
shines more than the Sun God on your ring finger,
weaving lasting hopes on a delicate cobweb
in a white day of the beginning of all beginnings;
...In a cold afternoon of December
with memories which surrounds the Arctic Circle,
melting everlasting snows that floods the time,
paradoxically, leaving behind them the fire which burns your heart;
....In the black hole of a single moment,
with pain, with answers, with courage, maybe with joy, or Not,
Waltz with the time between seconds,
Eternity comes only once...
I'm Anti-WomanBecause I don't support feminist,I'm Anti-Woman4 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
because I refuse to stand with
I refuse to ignore that men suffer too,
even if it's not as much, prin
they're human too.
I'm anti woman, because I don't support abortion,
because I'm a girl who holds poster,
depicting bodies of babies, distorted.
I hate my own sex, because I dress pretty for men,
and because I don't call it “rape”
when I get cat called by them.
I'm anti-woman, because I think that women can be rapist.
It needs to be brought to light,
but instead the media likes to portray men as rapist.
Apparently I’m sexist because I'd rather listen
to a group of men express their
sorrows and depressions.
Because I think we women have all the resources we need,
for abuse, for abortion,
and for everything in between .
I'd rather sit and listen to the testaments of lost fathers,
who have suffered depression,
because abortion for men can cause a lot more problems.
Being a housewife is suddenly demeaning,
I Remember the Day When Earth FellOften the young children will come to me and ask, "Do you remember the day when Earth fell?"I Remember the Day When Earth Fell3 weeks ago in Free Verse More Like This
I will look to them and say, "Yes, for my memory still serves me well."
I remember the screaming people, the panicking outcries of a billion voices clamoring against the vastness of extinction.
I remember the airships that took us to the sky and beyond, breaking free from our doomed world and into the infinite blackness of space.
I remember staring out my window, screaming in fear at the blazing gunfire streaming from the monstrous airships in hot pursuit.
I remember my father holding me close as he always did, whispering, "Have no fear, child, for we will live to see another year."
I remember witnessing the bombs being dropped, sealing our exile with blinding white light.
So when they come to me, those young ones with hungry minds, and ask me, "Do you remember the day when Earth fell?"
As always I will look to them and kindly say, "Yes, for my memory still serves me well."
V o i c e sV o i c e s1 week ago in Free Verse More Like This
These whispers in my head,
trying to push me to the end.
All I want is to go home,
but then I remember,
I've always been alone.
Day DreamerInnocent little day dreamer,Day Dreamer1 month ago in Free Verse More Like This
Your reality is crashing down upon you.
But you can never see the truth.
Your head is still stuck high up in the clouds.
You left your body somewhere far below on the ground.
And you sneak away to your paradise of dreams,
Without a sound.
You don't need people to have conversations,
Just paper and pen.
To love being alone
Because it's only when you're on your own,
That you feel you are truly
You are surrounded by a sea of words,
And characters in made up stories,
That only you can tell so well
Maybe you could write yourself away,
Until the end.
Your a dreamer.
With traces of different worlds,
Within your eyes.
Please never wake up,
Never let go of your dreams
I Didn't Know That Boy's BledIt's incredibly natural (and painful),I Didn't Know That Boy's Bled3 weeks ago in Free Verse More Like This
for a girl past thirteen to have her cycle.
It separates us from the boys, and it makes us all girls,
makes us females, different from the males of the world.
Boys don’t bleed, be they gay, straight, or bi,
trans, or whatever. That’s a girl’s given right.
So why on earth is their blood in his seat?
Dried remnants of crimson in his sheets?
I’m just a maid working for some snack money,
so I don’t know much of what doesn't concern me.
Though I follow with my eyes, his mother who stalks,
to his room at night without sparing an evening talk.
With blankets she leaves as quietly as she came,
though I swear I see a hint of auburn on her hands.
Sometimes I swear she brings her rambunctious friends.
Untrustworthy men, and even vile women.
I’m just a maid, so I’ll just keep my peace.
I’m just a maid, I’ll clean his blood from the sheets.
I think he’s become a corpse as of recent,
i have time to be a skeleton (lightheaded)i am all white noise -i have time to be a skeleton (lightheaded)3 weeks ago in Free Verse More Like This
ipecac gums &
the grey matter in between
my ears is cotton, tulle, &
vile, vile boy,
i wish i could spit out
in the place of
words & emetics
dead birds detach my
skull from my throat, split
my brain steam in two