SeafoamI think that perhaps I will live life aloneSeafoam1 day ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
And die silent and soft in my vagabond home
Outlive the people who still know my name
And through my departure, leave earth just the same
I'll leave no one behind me to cry in the night
I'll leave no great sorrow or absence of light
But if I end up leaving someone behind
And I sleep, uninvited in thoughts in your mind
I have no great wisdom to banish your sorrow
No special thoughts for a brighter tomorrow
But please, dear friend, if you find yourself able
Don't strap me down to a cold metal table
Don't paint my face or polish my nails
Or set me up in a box and peer in through the rails
Just wrap me in cotton and rock me to sleep
And lower me into the billowing deep
Don't let me rot in a box in a grave
I want to dissolve into seafoam and waves
Stand UpYou let them hold you down, with fear,Stand Up1 day ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Their cruel words are all you hear,
And you wont speak up, from where you lay,
If you don't stand up, here you'll stay.
Were both survivors, you and I,
But you'll never be free if you don't try,
I know its easier to stay this way,
But you only have this one chance to break away.
Stand up, stand your ground,
Use the voice you just found,
This is all a game you'll no longer play,
Because if you let them win then you will pay.
They can't hold you down forever,
Use your brain, you're much too clever,
To let them walk all over you,
You're stronger than that, you know its true.
Because you're stronger than you've seemed,
And smarter than they've gleamed,
You're better than them by far,
Stand up, show them who you are.
Live Life, Be BraveSo the morning has once again brokenLive Life, Be Brave6 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Into shattered pieces of a brand new day
And I’m trying to avoid asking myself
If I’m here and if I’m feeling okay
You see, yesterday I fractured my mind
Now today I am avoiding the cracks
That pave my path towards recovery
But one day I promise I’ll get back
‘You will get back to where exactly?’
With puzzled faces I hear my friends ask
To a point where I feel I am capable
Of completing simple every day tasks
That each one of you will take for granted
But are the fabric of my sanity
That I will weave into a blanket of hope
To shelter my mind from misery
Now the evening has once again arrived
Bright lights ask if I am here or there
So long as I am where I am loved
My reflection and I don’t really care
Because I know I am stronger than this
I am more than the intrusions my mind craves
A 'no entry' sign now greets them at my door
It’s time to just live life and be brave
Too ColdThe day is long,Too Cold13 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
the wine has gone...
I’ve nothing left to offer.
And outside there,
are trees stripped bare,
I think, with me, they suffer.
The cosy fire
retains your ire,
It does not warm me through.
The ashes shift,
as did the rift,
that widened as rifts do.
I count the hours
and icy showers.
Outside - chill winds do blow
thin - and comfortless.
It’s cold enough for snow.
I wait for night,
to ease my plight,
To pile the blankets on.
But no amount
of blankets now
can warm me now you’ve gone.
Rebuild my hope.I think I lost you..Rebuild my hope.2 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Gone for more than 3 months, and still missing.
You were always there.
You wrapped up my blade before it reached my skin.
You lifted my frown into a smile.
You pumped fresh blood into my no longer beating heart.
The walls were crimson, the floor sapphire.
Hope was nothing, but a last name.
I was laying down on that cyber hospital bed, recovery slow to come.
Then you walked in with a gust of letters.
You knew me when I was of my last name, you know me as I am with my current.
Or do you?
I want to talk to you so bad.
I want to make crazy plans with you again.
I just want your speech in my inbox.
Just to know you're okay..
Just to know.
You dedicated your life to relighting the fires in the dampened eyes.
You dedicated your life to build the walls that have slowly crumbled.
I dedicated my life to become as great as you..
The world is cold.
It's now colder without you.
I just want one letter..
Just to know you're okay.
Just to know that you aren
The One Who Won't BreakWhen tragedy strikes,The One Who Won't Break8 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
There has to be at least one
Person who won't break.
They are the people,
The ones that won't break, who I
Feel most sorry for.
Sanity (poetry) The tears I cry are tears of abuseSanity (poetry) 1 day ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Forever alone and over use
Silence cries and Sleepless nights
while most sleeps tight
I lie, even to myself
I am overwhelmed
I'm ashamed to be me
and yet, no one will ever leave me be
Bullies and words thrown
Leave scars on me, the unknown
As I cry myself to sleep
No one realizes how my depression is deep
But do they care?
of courses not, they wouldn't dare.
Burn My AshesI wouldn't say I've changedBurn My Ashes4 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Simply just rearranged
And in my heart I've moved on
But I gave up on the dawn
If I can help enough to move along
Maybe I’ll find a fitting song
One that shows the joys and the pains
That every day runs through my veins
They gave me meds to help me think
But every day I felt my heart sink
I can’t feel my own desires
Perhaps once more I’ll feel the fires
The Dance Of FoolsThe Dance Of Fools3 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Although shadows fall long, I choose to stay.
The passing of time keeps nothing at bay.
The tormented screams trill the perfect pitch,
so in harmony with an air stenched thick.
The tune it plays is such a morbid sound.
Comfort in each note that a thought has drown.
TranceI look up at the stars at night,Trance2 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
And slowly, I begin to wonder..
If you'll ever lose the contrite,
That you're drowning under.
I call out your name,
Entrapped in a trance..
Feelings stay the same,
Throughout this dance.
I watch the subtle waves,
As they crash ashore..
Stopping my soul's pain,
From becoming more.
Tell Her What She Wants To HearBaby I miss you..Tell Her What She Wants To Hear2 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Please come back to me.
Darling it will be okay.
ItI look in the mirror and don't know who I amIt1 day ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Is it real, what I hold in my hands?
is it even a person before you that stands?
or are you looking at a ghost that's drowning in sand
I don't know what you see
but it's not what I show
I am not the girl you see
whom you think you know
I am nothing
yet me all the same
I am a ghost in a body I've wrongfully claimed
I am a shell full of nothing but flame
don't call me a human that's not where I fall
I am an it
that's what I'll be called
WisdomTeach me all that you know -Wisdom16 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
And very much more
I thirst for knowledge
So I come to your door
If you do not answer
I shall not give up
For yours is the wisdom
That I long to sup
ForgiveI am loyalForgive3 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Feelings silent as mice
There is only so much I can give
I can’t do it for as long as I live
Forgiveness I used to have plenty
But now I’m running on empty
I have lost my motivation
I am running out of determination
I try to hang on but I am slipping
Your frustrated hand that I’m gripping
I know you have lost your patience too
So much that you forgot what I am to you
It is Ironic how we Find Inspiration in HeartbreakNow that my heart has brokenIt is Ironic how we Find Inspiration in Heartbreak23 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I can write poetry again.
Now that my heart has shattered
My writing will once again matter.
Now that my heart is in pieces
The scribbles on paper increases.
Now that my heart has been thrown out
I no longer care what I write about.
Now that it was you that ripped me apart
I now no longer have a vulnerable heart.
Twice at minimumTwice a day the mother calls and scars the daughter's mind.Twice at minimum1 day ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Twice a day the mother calls no laughter lives to find.
Twice a day the mother's calls turn beloved rest to hate.
Twice a day at minimum she sets her deadly bait.
Twice a day the mother calls and scars the daughter's mind.
Twice a day the mother calls no laughter lives to find.
Twice a day on quiet days, the offspring find spare time.
Twice a day the daughter types, sometimes the scars will rhyme.
DeathHell in my headDeath5 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
And death in my bed
Got nothing to loose
And no tears to shed
Emo Poem of EmonessSlowly yet surely, my wrists turn redEmo Poem of Emoness22 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Mommy wouldn't buy me a new iPhone and iPad
Now I wish I was dead
Beneath the CoversPins and needles so delicately disguised as petals,Beneath the Covers3 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
cast about the room as if it is to wear them all as medals.
Ordained in a fashion fitting perfectly for the couple,
the couple of lovebirds that stagger in with their skin feeling supple.
All the nights had led to this one now.
Those cold and photoluminescent,
empty and broken nights had gotten here somehow.
The walls stood again so proud,
warmth from within and laughter so loud.
Alcohol left stained the carpeting with deep red,
and all the affection stained the entirety of the bed.
But then again these walls cannot speak,
and I have no inclination to believe them.
They tell me it's not all just in my head.
That stain upon the floor is really just the wine,
it's not at all a remainder of what I used to be.
They almost seem to scream.
And I lay here basking in it all,
whatever imaginations keep the world very far.
Song-miniatures: Blank SpaceDarling I’m a nightmare dressed like a daydreamSong-miniatures: Blank Space2 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Warning you like this would’ve probably been fair
But honey some things are not like they seem:
I’m a daydream caught in the shape of a nightmare.
Stepping StonesDo I have a sense of digression,Stepping Stones2 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
What's my first impression,
Can I take advantage of your mind,
Or are you already blind,
To the ways of this master,
Deception is my way,
Each and every day,
I've tasted seven sins,
Changed so many skins,
Trying to fit in,
Instead I just get rain on the rooftop of tin,
A sad melody for the ears,
Like the salty melancholy tears,
Streaming from my weary eyes,
Beneath starlight skies,
For I'm a man with a past,
With emotions I've amassed,
Over the years,
Compiled by fears,
It's a toxic combination,
Can you see the revelation,
In the words I speak,
Even when it feels so bleak,
I'm never out of things to say,
Even when I'm trying to get out of the way,
I'm leaving a trail of blood,
As I drag this coffin through the mud,
Cause I keep adding to the pile,
Going out in style,
With the letters on the page,
Like the actors on a stage,
Telling a story,
But please don't worry,
I'm not writing my last symphony yet,
So don't fret,
As I regurgitate t
FlipThe knife shinesFlip14 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
My arm straightens
With a screaming heart
The dance can start
Breaking the air with slashes
Sharp, short, incisive, decisive
It becomes a sphere of blades
Though only my chest bleeds
Then I will take this scarlet
On my face I'll spread it
What dies inside me will be reborn
Make my skin a shimmering white dawn
WanderlustDistance like butterflies, wrote me a letterWanderlust2 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
They wish me love and they hope I feel better
But now I'm away, I've gone far astray
Distance like butterflies forever.
Raining like faith, wrote me a song
She told me she loved me all the nigh long
But I closed the door forevermore
Raining like faith galore.
Dark like wind, cried me a sea
Whispers of her hope still yet shook me
Denial is deep, but I'd do it again
Dark like the wind, I wasn't a friend
Crystal like fireflies, told me goodbye
Soul like an hourglass, I couldn't cry
Like graveyard tapestry written in stone
Crystal like fireflies, I'm shining alone.
My FriendSmooth as silk,My Friend2 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Not woven from it,
Knowledge from stay to sit,
Drank Mother's milk.
Big brown eyes,
Bright and shining,
When he starts whining,
Will be my demise.
Happy, crazy, joyful beast,
Brown eyes filled with hope,
Dashing after his favorite rope,
He's my friend to say the least.
Chases after lost objects,
Running beyond measures,
Returns with treasures,
Until he wrecks.
Best buddy, my favorite pal,
Friendly, cuddly and cute,
He may be mute,
Bt he's kinder than any gal.
Always at my side,
Partners in crime,
Till the end of time,
My biggest pride.
Time for goodbyes,
Fear in those eyes,
Those eyes so brown.