LenoreLenoreLenore3 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
From The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe
One evening as I sat in my chambers
Trying to forget, I soon remembered
A love I knew in days of yore
She was bedecked in grey, and somber
So I endeavoured to be tender
And bring sweet love to the fore
When she was calm, I looked into her face
And it told me of many a place
That once existed in forgotten lore
So I asked her name and she turned her head
She looked at me and she said
Now I sit in my chambers
Trying to forget but I still remember
A love so tender
But alas! is dead
I shall know either her or that love
No More LiesI'm sure someone else will take my place...No More Lies3 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
You won't miss me when I'm finally gone.
You won't even remember my face...
You'll quickly forget and carry on.
I never really meant much to you...
I see it clearly in your eyes.
When your actions reveal it too...
Why should I keep telling myself lies?
© Mary Elizabeth Balderrama
Dream OnIn my dream, haunting me, stalking meDream On3 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Only there for me, no one but I can see.
In my dream, constantly watching, he who caused the pain.
His supposed affections will seemingly never wane.
In the night, he comes, a bright flash and the pain starts.
He brandishes the rod, hurting me and stabbing me in the heart of hearts.
In the night he visits me, when I want him there or not
But always, when he does, he is a constant thought.
Through my fears I see him there, when inside I know he’s miles away,
But he’s constantly beside me, and over my mind he holds constant sway.
Through my fears he comes to me, is inside of me and I cannot force him out.
In my head he stays, no matter how hard I kick or loudly I shout.
I open my eyes, my world crashes around me. My pillow soaked in my tears.
My eyes hurt, I may as well have not slept for the recognition of my fears.
I open my eyes and I realize how pathetic it is to let this pain take hold,
Though I cannot fight it, because the pain is a
You can heal... you can feel"Be with me Lord, when I am in trouble. Be with me Lord, I pray."You can heal... you can feel6 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
That hymn has walked me through the darkest midnight.
Has given me hope when I could feel no light.
Faith in God has lent me such healing
And that I have a life of love worth feeling.
I ask you to find that spiritual core
And when you use your courage, it's filled with much more!
Strength doesn't run out, when it's filled with love
And the greatest Love I know, comes from straight
I tried this alone, bereft of faith
And life left me alone; a miserable wraith.
Hope is my currency
Love is my language
Faith is my rock
I'll never stand on a ledge!
I pray, this evening,
For those still in pain..
And I ask you to pray...
And come in out of the rain!
The voices insideInside my head speaks both the darkness and lightThe voices inside7 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
They fight after each other hoping for a compromise
Mine eyes close and I safe not escape them as they pull me in tight
They fight they claw at the eyes
Scarlet doom end as they crash
Lamenting and sobbing as one lost
One's ideas triumph o'er my mine mind yet clash
One weeps to know the coming cost
The Mind collide in anger and distortion
They want to beat the winner o'er the domain
Corrupt and inflamed ideas bounce between and contortion
All I hear is them complain
Insanity driven soon am I to hear the voice
Only to be conquered by some dark and endless choice
Doth not I understandI still doth not understand why you brokeDoth not I understand7 hours 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
I want only theeI want only theeI want only thee8 hours 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
Black lips"Teacher,Black lips8 hours 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
TreatmentWhy couldn't you treat me when I was yoursideTreatment8 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
There's no fear in love
And I will never give up hope in you and I
An importance that should be above
If you care then know how you should treat
For I stood by feeling below the plenty, the all
In tears I fall to my feet
I beg for your love but choice, you call
A blessed time me and you
A friend of all weather
Why would you not treat me true
Doth I not deserve you yet better
So I leave you with this thought
Treat me well when you declare thy love of the mind or lie and a slave of the heart with kids you have bought
The Lover's Lost SoulsThe Lover's Lost Souls8 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
Trust EndedI've lost a part of me,Trust Ended9 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...
Doth IDoth I not shower you in praiseDoth I9 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Doth I not rain love upon you
Doth your name not be raise
Doth your lips not shine true
Our love doth shine
Our hearts as one
Our joy combine
Our time just us for none
For the sun will set
Would I not try to sing of joy
My best day was when you and I met
You cause much beauty in my body, love employ
For kinder are you than the other for life
You and I together and I ease your strife
YourYour smile was sunshineYour10 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.
In the end...Hiding behind an picIn the end...11 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
pushing buttons before a
bright Screen is my face
Sunshine and a faint memoryDon't attribute my actions to hate or despairSunshine and a faint memory12 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
The Lonely PathNow I can't be fixed...The Lonely Path12 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
You might as well burn me,
Toss me to the side,
But no matter what,
I won't be there to ever break your stride.
I've been treated like real shit
as if that even matters.
Now excuse me while I wallow,
as my heart fucking shatters.
I walk this lonely road,
about to collapse on the side.
I can't take much more of this...
My soul has finally died...
My inner turmoil....Help.My inner turmoil....13 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!!
Your CoreThe pain definitely hurts enough to need surgery,Your Core14 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.
Counting impressions1.Counting impressions14 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
Pain And RainThe weather outside turns to rainPain And Rain14 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
Winter's HandmaidenWinter's breeze made pink roses bloom,Winter's Handmaiden15 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Upon her pale-ish cheeks.
Snowflakes crowned around her head,
Atop her widow's peak.
Hair as fair as winter's delight
Of freshly fallen snow,
Gave herself the appearance
Of a moonlit, ethereal glow.
Eyes as blue as frozen ice,
No flicker of warmth inside,
Heart as cold as chilly stone,
Laughter and joy, on her lips, have died.
The King's ShopShe looked hungry and alone,The King's Shop15 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?
Death is a DoorwayBegan February 11, 2013, finished March 19, 2013Death is a Doorway15 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.