Convince MeI lie in bedConvince Me7 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Hugging my knees
Hoping no one
Can hear my pleas
I scream at them
To leave me alone
But no one stops
To throw a stone
I don’t need a knife
To feel any pain
I have nothing to lose
But everything to gain
I just hope
I’m not too late
To convince myself
It’s not my fate
I feel a hand
And turn to look
But all I find
Is what you took
All of that
I threw away
In hopes that you
Might want to stay
Some call it foolish
All I know
Is what we’ll never be
mystifiedinjured by the ricochetmystified5 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
fragments of the games I play
catapult couldn't save me
from the threats you gave me
memories like cyanide
I stand mystified
The Girl He Once Had KnownA troubled boy walks down a dirt pathway and looks up toward a dim-lit skyThe Girl He Once Had Known6 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
The clouds and birds turn blurry as he struggles to keep his eyes dry.
He walks alone, each step almost impossible to take, a fallen prince from his throne
His thoughts wander back to memories he made with a girl he once knew.
He caught sight of her while walking toward a new, secret room
The girl was leaning against a wall and cringing, as to have to face her doom.
Her eyes, with the ferocity and beauty of a tiger, entranced the prince to stop and stare
He opened his mouth to utter a word but her presence was too much for him to bare.
The next thing he knew he became this girl's lover, as happy as a sunny spring day,
The prince decided to stay by her side, as long as Fate allowed they may.
But relationships aren't roses and diamonds, love is not gold,
Both halves were aware of the dangers, but their future had yet been told.
Another had come and gone but remained in the prince's heart
BrokenMade a fool by the one I cherish,Broken13 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
My heart with which you have been so careless.
It beat strong for you though you pushed me down,
My heart is broken, I'm starting to drown.
A pain in my chest, that I cannot repair.
You've ripped me open, bringing much dispair.
Yet I keep trusting, and loving you still.
My idiocy keeping me with you under my own will.
A feeling of loathing, a feeling of hate,
Conflicting with love, that will not abate.
I love the girl, but hate her ways,
Though we have troubles, with her I still want to end my days.
I will not say what inspired this poem exactly, but the person who it is written towards knows what it's about and why I wrote it.
Men and GodsFeeling my heart beat right out of my chest,Men and Gods1 day ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I can't believe I confessed,
I lost my nerve,
Got what I deserve,
A bullet in the head,
To erase the words I said,
Spill the secrets I kept,
The memories I had when I slept,
Those dreams I feel at night,
When I am at my height,
Before the come down,
I'm the sole proprietor of the crown,
In my own nation,
A proper salutation,
To the concentration,
Required to maintain this appearance,
Is at an all time high,
So let me drown in the smoke,
As you choke,
On the false accusations,
How could you betray me this way,
As I faded to gray,
You could of moved on,
Been long gone,
But you had to stab me in the back,
Cause you're a two bit hack,
After one last chance at me,
If only you could truly see,
That I am the god among history,
And I'll be your final misery.
Bespotreban jadBespotreban jadBespotreban jad20 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Širi se mojim telom,
obuzima sve više
Rodio se umiranjem nade,
nju guši, od toga diše
Gde je pogled, tamo su i misli
a jednako gledam u daljinu
Ne vidim, ne čujem, ne postojim
a i dalje osećam prazninu
Prezirem ljudsku glupost
i iskrenost svoju što rastužuje
Nikad je nisam znala pružiti
onome ko je zaista zaslužuje
Not sorry, just sadI wonder if you miss meNot sorry, just sad13 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Or even notice that i'm gone
I hope your heart's not aching,
This was never meant to be our song
I will not say i'm sorry
For it would be a lie
But i hope you find this somehow
And know you crossed my mind
Lovers we were never,
But i wish we were still friends
I know we can't get that back,
But i don't regret the time i spent.
You often made me angry,
But now you make me sad
If you ever need me, call me,
But i doubt you will at that.
Yellow Roses Yellow RosesYellow Roses 10 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
By Bradley S. Poole
Suffering and Deprivation
The serene pool of jubilance reduced to no more than that of a stagnant ditch
The contaminant deeming the water impure, mutilating any sign of unity and stability
Coiling around and around; constricting; draining, until the veins run completely dry
Leaving nothing, but a desolate husk
The rain falls, but merely moistens the soil
Only to be deprived at the hands of the sun's rays the next coming day
A continuous cycle of misery and hopelessness
Just longing for it to finally depart, and go away
However, amongst the emptiness, I planted yellow roses
And despite all the jargon that surrounds me, the sun always smiles upon their golden petals
More valuable than anything money can buy
More vast than any sky
And despite the hardships you endure
I planted this one, just for you
LoveI go outside and meet a pleasant breezeLove17 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I breathe in this crisp air with ease
Today was a good day for time outside
Though I spent most of it inside.
I am happy on this day
I believe I have found love
I saw her and thought nothing of it
But met her and yearned a friendship.
We have many similarities and I was told thats dangerous
But I can't see how that makes a relationship perilous.
Several months its been, and
We've spoken every day since.
I love her its true, but I wonder how I tell her
I go back outside, and I meet a breeze, burr.
Its cooler outside, no longer warm
She is the bird and I the worm.
I feared her not, until I saw her differently
And now I am shy all suddenly
My heart pounds and I blush
The wind rustles a nearby bush.
This wind, these trees
Are a beautiful sight surrounding me.
As I write for her, here as you read
The words of my mind onto paper bleed
I cannot tell her, I am not ready
But soon I will be, soon I will be
You and MeAwake one day and seeYou and Me9 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
that you and me
are the same
no cool or lame
no diffrence of skin
because we are all the same kin
RememberI remember the day we said goodbye,Remember18 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I remember the tears in my fathers eyes,
I remember my anguished cries,
But I cannot remember if the sun had shined.
Lovely Death So PureThe raven sits on the cornerLovely Death So Pure20 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Removing sins long forgotten
Embracing the world within its eyes
A spiral tunnel filled wth red
Streams of life cascade down the cliff
The hopes of man die
Fading inside a mind void of passion
Craving only a heart blackened by night
Blood stains the sidewalk
Scarlet tears left by those lost
Left by the victims of deceit
Lovely death so pure
A dark heart set free
The savior moves on
Another sacrifice complete
~ Fear, Sorrow, Death ~Fear consumes the weak~ Fear, Sorrow, Death ~4 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Their light beings to leak
Fills their heart with pain
Flooding with relentless rain.
Sorrow takes the soul
As fire fills the hole
Steals every bit of joy
and throws it away like toy.
Death takes the life
Passes on much strife
Death creates sorrow
Then fear emerges on the morrow.
Fear consumes the weak
Sorrow takes the soul
Death takes the life
and clouds the mind.
Scream it OutUntil all of our ears bleedScream it Out5 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
And the crowds take heed
Do not waver
Shout as loud as you can
Scratch your throat until a sound comes out
Reach for that melody without a doubt
Sing along to the harmony that plays
Deep inside your heart
Those unsaid words burn in your mind
Speak them all out before you unwind
Let them all out
With a thunderous roar
Don't stop to listen to their words
Harsh words, cruel remarks, and thoughtless complaints
Take heed of those that tell you
Look up, move forward, keep going
Almost at the point where you want to let go
I'll pull you back up and shake you hard
It's not time yet for you to leave
Before you've even spoken up
Tell the world everything you feel
Bottling it all inside will not conceal
Thoughts mulled over desperately
Diluting that sharp mind with madness
Scream before you lose yourself
Say that you're not alright
I will stop your fall
And help you release
Don't lock it all up and hide the key
When you forget where it is
You'll surely regret
My Jaded FriendI know you do not feel for meMy Jaded Friend23 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
The way I feel for you
My life would be complete with three
For you a crowd is two
My love for you is strong as life
But for you love is jade
There's no amount of toil and strife
Could prove my love wont fade
I wonder, would it change your heart
If I loved only you?
And had done always from the start...
Would that prove my love true?
Or are you content to be soured
By tragic youthful scars?
Leaving the world for love unscoured,
You'll leave love to the stars
To shine brightly and be looked at
But never yours to own
A mystery to marvel at
And never to be known
You break my heart, my jaded friend
But one thing I can see
Though life may twist and turn and bend
Dear friends we'll always be
My Suit (WIP)I'm itching to run away from my own self,My Suit (WIP)21 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
because my birthday suit feels so confined.
I'm hoping to neutralize this internal hell,
so that my death day suit isn't designed.
I'm trying to stop from curling into a ball,
because I know self-pity gets me nowhere.
But Life's issued orders really damn tall,
and my blue day suit feels raw and bare.
I'm preparing to pen another fib or two,
because my bullshit suit fits so naturally.
I'm pushing to give this bitch less room,
on the chance she'll quit her jabbering.
I'm itching to run back towards myself,
because my birthday suit feels so right.
I'm going to rhapsodize about the help,
that friends have given to me on time.
I'm sending this big ball of love a-rolling
Because now I can stay straight on target.
Life's provided things to keep me a-going,
and my sun day suit brightens every step.
I'm preparing to form a smile or three,
because my good day suit fits so snugly.
I won't let the bitterness so damaging,
interfere with this hope suit so lo
BlockedBlocked again, blocked again...Blocked1 day ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Oh when will I learn?
Blocked again, blocked again..
How to discern..
Between what's a joke.
Its humor well known.
Or 'sociopathic words',
out of proportion they're blown.
Maybe it's me..
Maybe it's them..
Does it really matter?
The point of friendship?
To work through the clatter...
But now hated I am.
To a time that's unknown.
Left with the wonder...
Is the fault just my own?
Fever DreamsWhen I am weak the dreams attackFever Dreams5 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
They strike my fevered brain
In these visions I can't find help
Only unease and pain
I spiral down into the chills
My body won't set me free
It holds me tight and makes me watch
Those dreams I don't want to see
My heartbeat echos in a cavern
It hunts me and combines
With the shake and shudder of my breath
And shows me life in lines
I always do things I regret
Things that end the world
The fear and anger and helplessness
Of life is willingly swirled
My fever dreams will always come
But I will never comprehend
The flashes of startling emotion
That pains me in the end
Sometimes I awake but I don't see
What is truly there
My mind distorts the shadows of my room
Into something I truly fear
And yet when I once regain
The mind and senses I had before,
My heartbeat is the only remnant
And I almost wish I remembered more.
Whispering in DustA disguise,Whispering in Dust1 day ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
With clouded eyes,
For there is a barrier here,
Perhaps it's fear,
Of an unknown,
Or the snake under the stone,
But what is life without chance,
A serious romance,
With a face never seen,
In a pasture so green,
Filled with the flowers of dying light,
As the atoms fill the sky at night,
Dancing on the cusp of blank pages,
Feeling like animals locked in cages,
For we act so proper at times,
But we all have our crimes,
Like the sins we speak,
And the lust we feel at the peak,
For there are monsters among us,
And it's so hard to trust,
Like faces in the dust,
It's all or bust,
In the travesty that is our lives,
So this idea is yours to devise,
As we use these instruments inside,
Leaving thoughts implied,
For there is a lack of honesty today,
How did it ever get this way?
Black HoleI'm wandering,Black Hole1 day ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Searching for something missing,
Wishing my life to spare,
Dreaming with waters pouring,
From outlets in the skies
Into the lenses if my eyes,
Thunder cracks the sound,
As blood soaks the ground,
Are the ways of these waves,
Like natures slaves,
Crashing upon the bodies on the shore,
But still I want more,
This is a sick passion of mine,
Where is reality's line,
Somewhere it got skewed,
Cause I'm steering out of control,
Headed straight for this black hole,
The end of my path,
So give me my final bath,
Through the skin of natures womb,
Forever my tomb.