Adulthood's HourglassWelcome to the twisted, corrupted paths of something called adulthoodAdulthood's Hourglass23 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Where direction is entirely lost and the way cannot be understood
If your education is the chain that weighs your body down
Then your labor is the shackle that binds your body now
The journey will be rough, but don’t look back
Forgiveness is lost on those who might lack
It’s time you prepare to make a choice
In one you certainly won’t rejoice
Release the dreams you plotted
They’re simply not allotted
In the land you’re to enter
Where work is the only center
This black and white city of misery
A schedule fit so the strong grow weary
A country ruled by the king named Money
Whose lies are fatal as poison, but sweet as honey
Yes, here in the real world, your life is now controlled
Now, listen to your new master, do everything as you’re told
Until the time comes for you to take your leave of this cruel place
Just another pawn in this game of life, death will be your saving gra
Never EndingIt´s something that´s so hard to bearNever Ending10 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
After losing a dear loved one,
the days go by without ever changing,
uneventful and dull.
On waking every morning, you face the day , you try.
You´re going through the motions
but there´s something not quite right.
There´s an empty space in your broken heart
that´s now full of disappointment.
With no hope of ever healing it,
no cure , or soothing ointment.
It´s like waking up on Christmas morn
to hear it´s been called off
and every day driving miles and miles
around in thick dense fog.
Daily greetings from the Ground Hog,
each day it seems the same.
For this never ending sadness
is your broken heart to blame.
Poetry by Suzanne karbach October 2014
Why She's FeministThey took the light from her eyes,Why She's Feminist1 day ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
when they took the light from him.
An even to this day,
he wishes his life could end.
She wasn’t a feminist,
until she turned seventeen,
and she hadn’t put much thought into it,
it really wasn’t what it seemed.
But one night when things,
were silent and casual,
she and her brother,
studied like usual.
However she noticed,
without having to say,
that her little brother was nervous
he began to act in strange ways.
She wanted to ask him
if everything was alright
but she wasn’t at all prepared
for what else would happen that night.
She screamed louder than ever
when those boys broke in,
they attacked her first,
she wasn’t a match for them.
She fell to the ground,
with a bruise on her cheek
she watched helplessly as the boys
took her brother off his feet.
They hit him and beat him
threw him to the ground
ignored his tears
right before they began to crowd.
They stripped him one by one
and by that time she tried to move
Cold words, so quietTry to imagineCold words, so quiet3 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
There's this silence
That builds branches to ramify
And fill all the corners
Not leaving any space to breathe
It's in the air, so heavy
You want to tear it down
And embed it in concrete
To get rid of it
But it's just
You can hear this silence
When you're desperately waiting for a train
That's never gonna come
You can even see it
On blank crinkled pages
Poisons your ears with
You want to scream
To break it down
One after another
Destroy it with racket
But how should that work
If one doesn't even dare
To look this silence in the eyes.
The RobinClipped are the wings of freedom's song,The Robin6 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
her cry a distant call.
locked inward a cage of grief,
her time shall not be long.
She dreams to soar the sky above,
to taste the morning sun.
To fly above oppression's reach,
in hopes she may find love.
AnguishAnother hour struggles by gasping from breath,Anguish16 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
awaiting for a single word to drip from your lips,
abandoned upon the melting glaciers of my mind,
answer the S.O.S writ within my blood,
asphyxiated by the negative space you leave behind,
anchor me to life again with a feather touch.
apart from you the screams in my heart will not silence.
In The Wind...In the wind I see your once long hairIn The Wind...2 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Cut short and fair
Freely fly the breeze without agonies.
In the wind I stare at your beaming eyes
That are more cheerful than the blue sky
And sweeter than any candies.
In the wind your delicate lips glimmer
How I wish I was a lot closer
To only see them even clearer.
In the wind your tightly clasped hands
Remind me of the time we walked our homelands
Hand in hand in times that were bitter.
In the wind life comes to a standstill
As you turn around on your own free will
So we would be standing face to face.
In the wind your frail hands reach out to me
Your eyes full of love and felicity
Your angelic body moving for an embrace.
In the wind I witness you shimmer and fade
Your smile never wavering as you fall away
Leaving me feeling quite empty.
In the wind I realise that you were never there
For you had left for heaven just like a prayer
Leaving me with memories.
In the wind though time may fly
I know we’ll meet again somewhere in th
From FearDrinking up at nightclubsFrom Fear2 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Tough love, the hookups -
Cherries on the high,
Greedy tongues stuck hazy rut
To keep the dull out of my eyes.
Stealing drags, snagging sips
Get around, staggering
Strangers begging stay out late
Bourbon-glistened velcro skin
Anything from thinking straight.
Tipsy whispers - just enough
On the hunt, can't fall in love
Insecure faux romance
Easy picking, sober's rough
Night for night, fall in a trance.
Drink away the floors
Always torn, afraid of more -
Of feeling too close
Shallow need, curt applause
Strangers' solace be my dose.
Living in a nightclub
Nights spent, time scrubbed
Memories drunk away
This vision swept beneath the rug
Pretend it won't be true one day.
DanksagungPetrus, ich möcht' Dank Dir sagenDanksagung7 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
für so manchen Sonnenstrahl
und die schönen Wolkenlagen,
die verzaubernd manches Tal
rings umrahmt zu meiner Freude
und getaucht in Wunderlicht,
dass im Innern mir bis heute
die Erinnrung nicht verlischt
an so viele schöne Tage,
die ich wanderte durchs Land,
wofür ich Dir Dank nun sage,
lieber Petrus: Vielen Dank!
Mothers missing trooperIn a small town to the southMothers missing trooper8 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
There is a small little house
Within a window of this place
Does a single candle burn with grace.
Each night it is lit with care
By the old frail woman that lives there.
And burn it has for many a year
Still waiting for her solider boy to near
Never home can he run for what has been done
Left him laying in a heap next to a gun
They left him to rot unknown and alone
A heck of a far way away from home.
Just another body without a name
To them it is all the same
They don’t see his empty bed.
Feel the tears that are shed
Or hear the words unsaid
All they know is that his dead.
And in her head she knows his dead
And it weighs upon her like lead
Holding on to a promise that can’t ever be
Looking for a reason she can’t ever see
They don’t care about your loss
They don’t even know your name
Never will they it be the same
Never will speak his name
Darkest SecretIf you've never had a relationship you hate,Darkest Secret16 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Well then, how could you ever relate?
You look at me and turn away,
You've judged me each and every day,
I hope you never know this pain,
That's what I think each time I pray.
This demon that consumes my soul,
This weakness you will never know.
This box I've locked my body in,
Controls me, brings out all my sins,
There was a time when I was free,
Half a decade is how long it's been.
That fateful night I took that taste,
That first good buzz is all I've chased.
I watched and saw my whole world melt,
No more worries, no pain felt,
For my problems you were a cure,
I didn't see when my cards were dealt.
In your grasp there was no escape,
I'd handed you the keys of my life to shape.
All of my thoughts were consumed by you,
To get it there's nothing I wouldn't do,
I'd lie and steal, break all the rules,
I never realized how dependent I grew.
I couldn't see then, just where this road led,
Not until that first prick, that first time I bled.
Polyamory: What's right for me.When I was young, I would think of love asPolyamory: What's right for me.20 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I envisioned a bird in a cage,
Locked away from life,
And slowly dying as a slave.
So, I kept my heart for myself,
And whenever they got too close,
I'd stand straight up and walk away,
From what I feared the most.
To be so in love,
That I'd sacrifice my soul,
And give up all my freedoms,
While locked inside a role.
To forsake all but one,
Seems far too constricting,
And would go against my nature,
And wouldn't be right for me.
Your wordsSharpest knife cut me open,Your words10 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
left me here to bleed alone.
Sweetest words put me to sleep.
Longest hug begged me to weep.
Not with stick; nor stone,
your love left me broken.
Words are all we have,
words are all it takes.
Some words build; others break.
Condemned by voice so clear.
Shattered by you so near.
I. The HallI. The Hall20 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
"I don't need a single person to help me."
That's stupid. You're being stupid.
"You're gray hair is stupid."
Ugh, I'm tired of this. How long are you going to keep
pretending like you don't care about anyone.
I'm your friend at least, you must care about me, even if you
don't love me.
"No, you aren't my friend.
*sniff* O-oh, I see.
"Why are you running away?"
"Oh well, guess something got to her."
Bastard... how can he be like that?
We can't go back, you idiot.
So why not love me now?
What's this stupid power, this stupid hall have
that I don't?
What's so good about being alone?
Faith and the FoolOne for the glory,Faith and the Fool35 minutes ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
two for the fury.
Three for the fool,
and four for the faithless.
Five for the romance,
six for the hope.
Seven for the regrets,
and eight hanging upon a rope.
You can climb upon a butterfly,
but don't you go getting lost way up in the sky.
Because girl only angels belong there,
and it is no home for you no matter how longingly you stare.
These borrowed wings can take you only so far,
but perhaps just far enough that it counts somewhere in your mind.
Don't you dare be so foolish though,
back down here you'll always leave your heart behind.
Nine for the dreams,
ten for the sleepless nights.
Eleven for saying "I love you," but forgetting what it means.
Twelve for the fights,
and thirteen for all the time;
Back to where you fucking belong,
we all know deep inside just admit that it's wrong.
Scream from the licking flames that are reminiscent of my tongue,
minds can grow as old as they like but at heart we stay forever young.
Rhythm of your liesYour lips move to the rhythm of your liesRhythm of your lies1 hour ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
don't try hide it I see it in your eyes.
We have built a wall around the truth,
dug a hole and buried it deep inside.
How can I let it slide if there is proof?
Like a phantom in the night, truth came
and unravelled our web of deceit.
Now things can’t ever really be the same.
Now we left staring blankly at our feet.
This house of cards we built lays scattered,
the lie we chose to live, it is really our fault.
Shattered pieces of our lives, lay all around.
Silent without a sound we both know,
maybe I should just go. This is all wrong.
Seeking DawnLet it fester, let it bleedSeeking Dawn14 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Let it bring you to your knees
Let hurt, let it sting
Till you can't feel a thing
Feel it break, Feel it crumble
Watch it falter, Watch it tumble
Lose control, Lost it all
As you stumble and you fall
Let it go, feel relief
Break the mold so you're free
Release the anger and the pain
Get back up and take the reigns
Hide it down, hide it deep
Mend the holes don't let it seep
Just move forward, continue on
Leave your darkness and search for dawn
CROWSHear the song from years agoCROWS17 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Listen to the words and know
Never did I mean you harm
When I hung upon your arm
Can’t you see my ribs are cracked?
Blood is pouring from my back
Pooling all around your face
Come on, now you must say grace
Bees come flooding from my brain
Stinging me, but there’s no pain
Such old bones don’t even know
The pecking of a shadowed crow
A million times I’ve called your name
But only silence backs my claim
One lone gear in rooms of clocks
Now the crows, they come in flocks
Of one, now two, now three, now four
They peck and claw and scratch the door
Which melts into a lullaby
That calms your neverending cry
Blood has reached up to your neck
Your eyes are closed but you wont check
Listen to my failing lungs
See the ladder, climb the rungs
Either way I know you’ll die
The blood is now up to your eye
Gargle, you pathetic creep
And know that you will never reach.
Another PrayerMy God in heaven, up above;Another Prayer18 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
The Father I have come to love;
I thank You once again tonight
For pains that keep me in Your light.
For every night I laid alone,
The sheets felt cold; the bed like stone.
The lonely pains again had come.
But still I cried "Your will be done."
Those nights I longed for mere desires
But Your will works in ways much higher.
Provider, You know all my needs.
Trusting this, my prayers do heed.
I know not what my flesh can do...
Father, keep me close to You!
Oh, how fast I go astray
To make mistakes and rue their days!
So not with joy, I take this pain
But gratefulness, and not disdain.
It gives me hope, and not the lust
That in myself, I cannot trust.
I know one day that I will find
The one You made with me in mind...
I'll bring a smile to her face,
Content at last in her embrace...
My God in heaven, up above;
The Father I have come to love;
I thank You once again tonight
For pains that keep me in Your light.
Time on Earth (Better Version)We spend our time to make our moneyTime on Earth (Better Version)19 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Until our strength is gone.
Then at the end we have the time,
And nothing good to spend it on.
We work to live, our empty homes
Sit lonely as we pay for them.
We spend our time away at work
With nothing good to say for them.
We cycle over, day by day,
Blissful in our ignorance.
We try to make a living
Instead of making a difference.
We spend our time trying to find
A way to give us worth
Instead of leaning back
And just enjoying time on earth
Lurking FeelingI just can't right nowLurking Feeling20 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I just wouldn't know how
I don't want your company
I don't want you to think there's something wrong with me
I need to be at home
In my room, alone
I must be captivated
Or I'll find myself frustrated
I bury myself in reading
But I find my self pleading
"Please let me feel okay"
"I just want tomorrow to be a better day"
I don't know who I'm talking to
I don't know what to do
Sure, it goes away
But never today
It's not always hurting
Sometimes it's just there, lurking
Trust meI know I cannot fix youTrust me20 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
But I know I can help you mend
These people, they tricks you
but me, please call me friend
I cant help your shattered heart
I cant even take away the pain
but I can make you feel your part
I can help you make a stain
I can make you want to smile
even when you want to mope
it will rise in you like bile
but I swear, ill help you cope
but first you need to trust me
see there's pain in my eyes too
pain we share, it cant be
but this hurt was made for two
I can help you see a light
even when its so damn dark
take my hand, share this fight
don't let them set that plaque
I don't know what you've been through
or how much it must hurt
but please, give me a clue
Make this little flower spurt
Please don't leave us again
to try and hide your painful scars
don't let this work be in vain
come out from behind those bars
But first you need to trust me
see there's pain in my eyes too
don't dare try to thrust me
'cause my heart can break too
TodayToday I´ll get up when the world puts me downToday21 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
even though I just cleaned the floor
Today I´m going to ignore Mr. Neg and Tive
when they come knocking at my door
Today I´ll have the greatest day of my life
and leave all my problems behind
Today I´m going to look for my missing half
I just hope she´s twice as kind
Today I´ll smile for you just a little bit
despite the blues I carry around
Today I´m going to listen to my heart for a little while
just because I miss the sound
Today I´ll say hi to you beautiful
greet you with open arms
Today I´m going to try not to trip over you
again but it´s just so hard
Today I´ll hangout with my happiness
reminisce about old times
Today is almost gone time to let you go
tomorrow I just hope I´m fine