The RobinClipped are the wings of freedom's song,The Robin14 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.
Never EndingIt´s something that´s so hard to bearNever Ending19 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
Cold words, so quietTry to imagineCold words, so quiet12 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.
eternal ignitiontake your fireeternal ignition6 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
through the rain
storms may threaten
stranger to submission
True GraceSpilling salt on the table,True Grace4 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Doesn’t mean I’m bad luck.
Tripping in heels,
Doesn’t make me a klutz.
A little bit of grit,
Shouldn’t bring me shame.
Not knowing what to say,
Shouldn’t brand me as lame.
In a world where we don’t
Look further than the face,
Here are the things
That define true grace:
Giving up the stuffed animal
That you’ve had since you were five,
To a child in need of a friend
To snuggle with at night;
That is true grace.
Searching your pocket
For leftover change,
To give to the beggar
Sitting at the curb each day;
That is true grace.
Noticing a stranger
Beside you in the aisle,
And glancing up to give them
Your friendliest smile;
That is true grace.
For who they are in their soul,
And not ever asking
For them to be more;
That is true grace.
These simple serendipities,
Bring joy unique to them.
Elegance may be charming,
But grace is from within.
Lost DreamI always thought we'd be together.Lost Dream6 minutes ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I truly hoped we'd be forever.
It wasn't written in our stars...
I wasn't Venus to your Mars.
You always needed to be free...
Wouldn't tie yourself to me.
I'm really sorry I have to go...
How I loved you, you'll never know.
You flatly refused to believe...
Thought you were always deceived.
You used to say I'd leave one day...
Inevitably, along the way.
Maybe you were right to be afraid...
A worse mess might have been made,
If we had crossed the lines you drew...
To keep me separate from you.
You made sure the divide was wide...
I couldn't cross over to your side.
My heart would break to make you cry.
So, I whisper a soft goodbye,
As these tears roll from my eyes...
While I heave such heavy sighs,
For beautiful might have beens...
This lost dream that never begins.
© Mary Elizabeth Balderrama
How do I liveHow do I liveHow do I live5 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Through all of this shit?
Why haven't I
I want to, now.
I want to crumble.
To fall apart,
I feel emptied,
All the good is gone.
How do I find
A way out of this?
Why am I in
This endless cycle?
To my own beat,
I'm holding my breath.
If I let go,
I'm destined to fail.
How do we know,
Where to go for help?
I wander alone.
Some things have changed.
It wasn't this way.
I feel so lost,
Is all structure false?
I tried to follow it,
Yet I could not keep up
Without finding my own
Pace, and rhythm.
It may be different,
And it may change,
But this pace is my own,
This rhythm is true.
Yet I still feel uncertain
As I journey in fear;
I was once so gentle...
Childhood Scarring..Thank you, daddy.Childhood Scarring..5 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
You make me freeze in front of men,
you make me cringe when a guy touches me,
you make me scared of my own gender..
But it wasn't your fault.
It was your ill mind.
Tainted and sickened with this world's eternal darkness.
thank you for everything.
Waking up in cold sweats,
shaking when I am by a male,
crying when I have to explain why those cuts were there..
are you really my dad?
You never felt like you were.
You feel more like a executioner,
or better yet,
a blade that I was stuck with for 11 years.
Faith and the FoolOne for the glory,Faith and the Fool9 hours 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.
AnguishAnother hour struggles by gasping from breath,Anguish1 day 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.
Past DuesWhen I look backPast Dues57 minutes ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
(it’s going to hurt a lot)
The day when you and I are naught
(like a VHS tape off the track)
The day you actually leave
(When I accept it I might cry)
No, I will
No, I won’t
The day you actually leave
I pray and hope to God
I won’t cease
The day you actually go
to do with myself
I don’t know
Denial first, anger second, anguish third, numbness last
The day you remain my past
A FoolMy soul is held in deathly gripA Fool7 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
By fate most foul and cruel,
And all the while I dance about,
A stupid, helpless fool.
From time to time I realize
The jester I've become,
But with my every effort my
Poor heart and soul grow numb.
Wrong LoveIts so hard to love someoneWrong Love7 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
when you are being taken for a ride
slaving away to show you care
but all you want is to run and hide
Tears welling up from deep within
your heart is broken in to pieces
scattered about across the floor
as your world slowly decreases
For once sweet love bloomed here
happiness was to be found
but sadly that is not the case
all that's heard is a weeping sound
Over head the skies are black
bitterness and pain found here
a clap of thunder hides the scream
peace has been replaced with fear
So if your loved one uses you
from them you must run away
they're not worth all this suffering
go towards the dawn of a new day!!
© Lissie Bull 2014
In The Wind...In the wind I see your once long hairIn The Wind...10 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 Fear11 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 sagenDanksagung16 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 trooper17 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 Secret1 day 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.
Guilt and SorrowFrance, once a land of beauty and peace,Guilt and Sorrow10 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Now torn 'part by a burning war.
The Germans, fighting like a fearsome beast,
The Allies, not much more.
And that is what they made me into;
A creature full of hatred and spite.
The colonels whipped me into shape,
While setting fire in my bones.
But what shall happen on the morrow?
Will I live, or will I die?
My mother's face, stained by bleak sorrow,
Her tears will fall as my spirit flies.
Or will I make it home alive?
Crowned by my glorious leave
A swing in my step, my friends by my side,
Bearing news of our victory.
But hope left us all as the battle began.
As the guns roared, not a single bird sang.
And as our dead add to the pile,
Nothing can stop the rising bile.
Then I'm on my own, and I don't know the way,
My friends have all gone their separate ways.
Panic rises, guilt engulfs,
Then the pain grips me, and everything stops.
Weeks turn to months, and months to years,
The pain has left, but all other feelings
Your wordsSharpest knife cut me open,Your words18 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 love(d) you guysThis is a little story about meI love(d) you guys1 hour ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I love I hate I love I hate
I have all the evidence I see
And yes my mind still at debate
I love I care for my friends
For them, all I will do
But many friendships has come to an end.
Hell, I've even lost you
I wanted to be remembered, and loved
For all to care for my name
But pain blackened the white dove
Its one hell of a shame.
I love you all, and sadly I always will.
But the black. You all left in my heart will forever be still.
Trevon Harty 10/20/14
Yukito's SearchYukito's Search3 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Moving a doll
Like wind would the leaves
My past led me here
To see how she sees.
A crow flies above
Its wings are a line.
It soars overhead
Like a bird out of time.
She stands on the skywall.
She's calm, but not free
And I start to contemplate
Who she could be.
She fell from the sky
One thousand years ago
She'll shatter the curse
And her spirit shall grow.
She'll relive the past
Through memory and pain
And soon she'll be washed
Away by the rain
But I know I'll save her.
I don't care if I die.
As long as night shatters
And she's free in the sky.
Haruko's RegretHaruko's Regret3 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
She's always been there,
Like a thorn in my side.
Just standing and waiting
Like sand in the tide.
She looks up at me
With those hopeful blue eyes
And I find myself wishing
That I could be kind.
My one, only gift
Is a little stuffed pet
But I can't try to care;
I'll be further in debt.
But then she fell ill
And I did my part.
She'll finally be mine
(I wish) With all of my heart.
"We've only just started!"
And hope was so warm
But I was too late
And she died in my arms.
And now I'm alone,
But I know I'll get by.
'Cuz she's with me right now
And free in the sky.