Sunshine and a faint memoryDon't attribute my actions to hate or despairSunshine and a faint memory5 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I do what I must to get you out of my hair
When your face fades to grey and your shade leaves the play
With no clouds in the sky it's a bright summer day
My eyes finally shine when you're so far away
My inner turmoil....Help.My inner turmoil....7 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I'm not sure what it is,
but I fear there's something creeping
and it's right beneath my skin.
It's not just in my head!
There's something lurking down there
like that thing under my bed..
You say there's nothing there?
I'd pull off my flesh to show you,
but then what would I wear?
I can do that.
I can do anything!
-except prove to you the terror
that is crawling in my skin..
Don't leave me!
I swear, this ain't a joke!
..but you keep on walking-
I CAN'T FACE THIS THING ALONE!!
Counting impressions1.Counting impressions8 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I want to be transparent, to be thin like a spiderweb
So when I fly away people say in awe: look, an Indian Summer!
If I were a bird, would you keep me in your golden cage?
In diamond chains, a ball to my skinny leg?
Solving math together, you count and I yawn
Like a cat I stretch and demand my dose of petting
What colour bear my eyes? Aurora-like or ocean-like?
My lips open the cave to the sacred secrets deep within
Draw the lines on my body of what I need to lose
The galaxies of woman fat, reveal my sharpy bones
The Holy Mass of the hungry ones, blue tea liquifies the blood
Bite into my skin and learn all of its fracture by heart
Small cuts on my tights try to open up a river
An escape to the pain and the tears that just don't fall
I'll be a charming dandelion, blow me out of my root
And I will dance in the wind and travel to the unknown
Burn the last pages of the diary so no one knows how it ends
The unfinished rhapsody with a note hung in hesitation
I want only theeI want only theeI want only thee1 hour ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Thou art brightest even in the dark
Thy lips bring me joy in your mutterings so free
And in the window reflects your beauty that mark
Only thy love i'th thing for my life my light
You shone your all to me even when I'm down
For fear escape my mind you run away all fright
Within love I would for thee drown
I'd give thee all i'th sun and moon
The slightest sparkle even I give unto thy brow
For when the sun sets even then bright again come soon
For even happiness I see in thou
For love is to be kept not thrown away
For my love infinite I declared to thee this day
Save MeDarkness encircles my throat like a noose,Save Me9 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Dangling me dangerously close to the edge.
The dark raven circles, way over my head,
And an owl, in the tree nearby, lets out a shrill hoot.
Dark thunderheads gather within my sight,
Wings like broken glass tickle my skin.
The outside is a reflection of what I feel within,
And lightning dances across the sky.
The cold wind tickles my back,
Daring me to venture closer to the cliff,
To cast myself off, to end all of this.
Resilience to pain holds me steadfast.
Even when my blood runs cold,
Even when my wings are broken -
Even if not a word is spoken,
I see the light, the prize, the gold.
Angels, lift me out of this,
Please hear my passionate plea,
'Save me,' I weep with a mournful heart, 'Save me!
Don't let me fall into this dark abyss.'
I will remember, when hope seems gone,
That not everything is what it seems.
Not everything is but a dream -
Hope will rise, like a phoenix, at the next dawn.
For Her"For her"For Her16 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
As the title says I am here to speak
Her identity shall not be spoken
Arrogant, I am, I want it hidden
For now, your attention is all I seek
By means of how I write I will express
The joy I feel knowing that you exist
Emotions, I can no longer resist
Your eyes and hair so fitting for your dress
That snorky laughter that you always hide
Is all that I need to keep living life
I don't want to sound weird or some brave knight
But I felt bliss when you were by my side
If this will fail, stab me now with a knife
But forevermore, You shall be my light.
Pain And RainThe weather outside turns to rainPain And Rain8 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Inside I feel only pain
Pain for you, Pain for me
Pain for a loss now above
Outside I see yet a dove
And hope for true love
Through all my pain
Could there be a gain
Trust EndedI've lost a part of me,Trust Ended2 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
And my soul's a sorry state.
I just need to open my arms,
And say yes to the world.
What to me feels like hell,
Is just every day.
Knowing you will be a reminder,
While I sit here in dismay.
How could I have trusted you?
I feel like such a fool...
Treating you like a goddess.
I was such a fucking tool...
How did I fucking love you...
You always dragged me down...
This hell that I keep feeling,
Is not the one underground...
The King's ShopShe looked hungry and alone,The King's Shop9 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
With nothing to her name,
Not even a pebble or a stone.
She was deeply, gravely ashamed.
Walking down the street one day,
She came across a store.
It was full of all sorts of goodies,
From grace and mercy to love and more.
Curiously, she entered quietly,
Her hands and face dirty and wind-blown.
Amidst all of this ethereal beauty,
She really did feel quite alone.
The girl warmed up, looking around.
Noticing the price of the stuff in this stand,
She made note of it when she heard a sound.
She looked behind her and saw a humble-looking man.
"My dear," He began, "You look so chilly.
Why don't you come into the back for some tea?
No need to be shy, my child, that's silly,
And besides, I made lots - more than enough for you and me."
The shopkeeper ushered her into the back,
Showing her a place to have a seat.
He hung her simple things on a rack,
And proceeded to pour her some tea.
After a few moments of silence,
The girl frowned a bit,
"Why are you so kind?
BaffledFirst you tell me to go...Baffled12 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Then, you ask me to stay.
Does your heart truly know,
What it wants, anyway?
Your moods swing back and forth...
My head begins to spin.
Can this really be worth...
All the turmoil I'm in?
You lift me up, so high...
Then you drop me back down.
It's the main reason why...
My smile becomes a frown.
I don't think there's much more...
Confusion I can take.
My heart's already sore...
Soon it will crack and break.
© Mary Elizabeth Balderrama
Good NightI've already disappeared into my room and turned off the lightGood Night1 day ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Crawled into bed and turned my back probably a familiar sight
I'm sure you're offended but having you like this is less of a fright
When I can just feign sleep and you leave, I avoid your venomous bite.
I know you're hurt and maybe that's better, maybe I'm right
I don't like to cry, I don't like this pain, I'm running from the fight
Because you know we're volatile now, and no amount of strength or might
Will possibly heal this rift where the moment I see you, my throat gets tight
Our easy love was torn away like a hurricane snatches a kite
And perhaps only I see the hopelessness of this futile plight,
But good night, Mommy, good night.
Black lips"Teacher,Black lips1 hour ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Even though our lips are black,
your soul is the darkest thing around here."
We are already broken,
we are barely clinging on to the loose hope that we call our sanity,
we are clawing each others faces, wanting a well deserved break.
We aren't the ones who gloss their faces with the brightest of pinks,
we aren't the ones who allow for our hair to be tied by a sparkly rubber band,
we aren't the ones who want the words "SWAG" labeled on our shirts.
So where did your problem come from?
Who made you such a hateful person?
Who made your skin covered in cracks?
Who placed that crease upon your brow?
The air is cold tonight.
I am staring out my window, watching the cars pass by on the lonely night road.
My thumb resting in my nail, the nail being chomped to its seam.
Words have been coming quickly, and painfully.
'I have to get this out.'
I put my hand on my blade, and threw it away.
I placed my hand on my heart, and tossed it in the wastebasket
YourYour smile was sunshineYour4 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
on even the cloudiest of days.
Your eyes held emotion that
your mouth could never say.
Your ears heard words that
were in between the thin
Your voice, to me, was
You will never read
this or to you I will
never be able to say
Since you've been gone,
my worlds turned back to gray.
Your CoreThe pain definitely hurts enough to need surgery,Your Core7 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
The scars are so vivid, yet unseen,
You feel the tearing and taste the tears,
But silent cries aren't all that sheen;
The blood drips crimson from your soul,
Drains each drop of hopes and dreams,
Your stomach turns knots of self-disgust,
Creating suicidal tendencies.
UntitledMoments come and then they go.Untitled20 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
We sometimes wish that life could take it slow.
Is it just a cliché to think that the ones you’ve met along the way will no longer be there one day?
We want it to last, we want to enjoy the fleeting moments of life’s occasional joy.
Is it sad to think, to keep in mind that someday all of this will get left behind?
Nothing lasts forever, though at times you wish it could.
So enjoy the little moments just like you should.
Push the future from you mind and let the sorrows of your past get left behind.
Find the laughter that’s in the now and you’ll find you’ll make it through somehow.
Because nothing lasts forever, that much is true, so always treasure what is dearest to you.
Death is a DoorwayBegan February 11, 2013, finished March 19, 2013Death is a Doorway9 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
In memory of my brother, Gabriel Edwards,
April 19, 1979-March 15, 2013
Rest in peace, brother. I love you and miss you very much.
Death is a doorway,
Every soul has a key,
That leads down a path
With neither grief nor suffering.
Along the path are doors
That hold our memories,
As we walk along the way
We see what life has been.
Some doors are painted
In bright, vivid hues,
Others in more sombre tones -
Which door will you choose?
The vivid doors open
To happy memories,
The sombre ones to times
Of pain and suffering.
As the path goes on and on,
The doors fade from our view,
Replaced by a shining light
Of the purest snowy hue.
When we lose the one we love,
We feel all hope is gone -
I pray you all remember this,
With every brilliant dawn.
They have gone home,
But are not far -
The ones we've lost will always live
Right inside our heart.
PsychoanalysisTraces of neglect embedded on my skinPsychoanalysis20 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Nothing is really there, not even within
It's as blank as paper, as blank as the night
not one pure of heart has seen it in plain sight
I have been made not to feel, not to reveal
Lost humanity spinning along the wheel
I exist just to get them by, to obey
because big dreams are merely for fools they say
Polished smiles and dead eyes, that is who I am
Now do I get to pass this pointless exam?
Love drunkFeeling numb beneath the skinLove drunk20 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I feel the sky begin to fall
This painful love, must be a sin
Broken threshold upon this wall
I fear the day of broken hearts
The day of sorrow drifting near
Hurtful words and liquids far
All there is, is senseless fear
Heed my warnings, past to future
Liquid courage cannot dull
Drink the whiskey, mend the suture
Alcohol can't numb the fall
The Way They WereI want things to beThe Way They Were21 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Like they used to be
You with me
Like it used to be
Your lips were soft
And oh so sweet
To feel them was
A tasty treat
All thats been gone
For oh so long
But the memory remains
Of the things
Like they used to be
Your flesh was warm
My heart beat fast
Erase the harm
Of the past
I remember your sent
I know your touch
When I hear you
Its almost too much
I just want things to be
Like they used to be
Doth not I understandI still doth not understand why you brokeDoth not I understand28 minutes ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Together united we in love were one
Doth I seem as a mule with lack of smart and presence of yoke
We were great, we had fun
Love me you until the day I end
Love you me for all that is true
Love more than only a friend
Love of abundance and choice of you
Decisions may be hard to come by
And I may not be the best
But I love thee greatly no shame in my
For it doth not matter what others think lest
To be a choice for once would great be my joy and love
I would treasure you in all and even to the above
[Poetry] If You Fall, Then I Will, TooHold it in...[Poetry] If You Fall, Then I Will, Too21 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Don't break now
I don't see how
Any of this is okay
It shouldn't occur
It shouldn't be this way
All because of her
As it happens
I'm falling too
My face saddens
Along with you
Please be okay
Please believe me
What happened that day
isn't how it should be
You're so much more
Close that door
Are you listening?
I'm so sorry...
I hate to see you like this...
All this worry...
Instead of happiness...
I love you
It's all true
I'm watching now
As you fall apart
I don't know how
to mend your broken heart
Sweetheart I'm sorry
I'm sorry I can't do more
I can't stop this worry
As I watch, my own heart is so very sore...
HopeHope is a candle in the dark night,Hope9 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
It is a life saver, a raft, and a light.
It calls us to reach out when we’re depressed,
And it makes always wish for the best.
Hope is a beacon for those in deep sorrow,
Giving them dreams of a brighter tomorrow.
Without hope, we will wither and fall away
With it, nothing’s too dark and there’s always some shade.
Hope is a shelter in a dark storm,
Hope is our friend’s shoulder while we mourn.
Hope is a smile when the world goes wrong.
Hope runs the race with us, and makes our dreams grow strong.
Hope is the sun winking from behind a grey cloud.
Hope is solitude in a multitudinous crowd.
Hope is finding peace when the world goes wild,
Hope is being an angel to a sick child.
While hope can be lost, forgotten, or put to rest,
It always wants us to think the best.
Hope cannot be stolen, traded, or sold,
It is always new, but has been always old.
Hope can be given through friendship and love.
Hope is comparable to a snowy white dov
The Lover's Lost SoulsThe Lover's Lost Souls2 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
The story behind them.
Sakura and Ryuta were happy together. They've been friend since they were kids. As they got older they spent more time together. The popular girls at school hated Sakura because she was so close to Ryuta. They wanted to get rid of her. They were going to kill her. Ryuta sensed something was up and he overheard their plan. His eyes were wide in shock and he got away quietly.
"So its settled. We do the plan tonight at midnight." The leader grinned and laughed. Later that night Ryuta stayed with Sakura and they fell asleep in each others arms. When the girls arrived and snuck in they are furious to see them together. The leader grabbed her knife and swung the knife around hitting Ryuta by mistake. He screamed in pain waking up Sakura and the leader was shocked. She quickly killed Sakura and knocked out Ryuta leaving quickly. Ryuta was devastated the girl he loved for many years was dead. He screamed and cried not knowing it was him who died.
What he does