Who am I?I’m empty,Who am I?4 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Unlike my casket.
A host to all, who dare probe beneath the surface to find
That i’m like a shotgun shell, the bullet’s gone, and i’m left behind.
Who am I?
The answer is I don’t know, tell me.
The mirrors always lie.
I should break them, but their beauty just won’t die.
Show me the way out.
Fake, Self- Hate. That Led to Death.Far away, in distant lands.Fake, Self- Hate. That Led to Death.4 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Expressions I make, meld by hands.
Faces I wear change so fast.
Practice gestures made in cast.
One emotion.... Never lasts...
So lies they tell!-"love lasts the most."
But we don't see- hatred's the host.
Is love adjective, verb, or noun....?
While truly speaking.. Makes no sound.
Sprinting, running, jog, and skip.
Continue on as tables flip.
We never end..!- Chasing our want.
When really- it is greed we haunt.
The faces slow- and fraud no more.
These paper lies- it's I who tore.
Decieving, kings. Don't play the game!
Reluctantly, yet have no shame...
The tears are blood that makes this gore.
I guess its true.. I've made no score...
My burning legs, feel crushed-I fall.
Why, never once have I stood tall.
Happily! Fake smiles repeat.
This heart, now - ... has failed to beat.
RiddleA cold disk, or dark cartridge. It begins.Riddle5 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
The perfect escape for the perfect sin.
Destruction of a landscape, ties destroyed,
Strategy and skill, time to be employed.
Yet the joy it brings to those unknowing,
A brand new life for many bestowing.
Torn away from the true reality,
Energized with a new vitality.
The fun house or key master, it takes them,
Turning them into an unpolished gem.
Calloused - by the realism unreal,
And manifesting something so surreal,
Until reality knocks at your door,
I suppose, play on men, forever more.
The Stains Just Wash AwayI feel the heartbeat of my aorta pulsing inside me,The Stains Just Wash Away9 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Thinking about the very future in which I see
But all the hopes and dreams I have seem to disappear
Because the honest truth pierces me like a spear
Now I can only sit in my bedroom and wonder,
Will I stand among my friends or will I go under?
Caressing the wind and the air like no one else's business,
I play my air drum set and try to fill in the emptiness
Now I am left to realize that I might not live to see my dream,
But with all the pleasure of online social sites come a stream
And so the truth stains my soul, bearing nothing but disarray,
But as long as I have someone to talk to, the stains just wash away.
VoicelessSilence as I'm waiting,Voiceless11 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
waiting for your call
'cause in the moment of redemption,
it's the moment when I fall.
I chose you to be my savior.
I chose you to be my doom.
In this time of dehydration,
it's the season when I bloom.
Silence as I'm crying,
while I'm laughing to the world
'cause you got me to believe you,
yet regretting every word.
And I feel my heart is breaking
in every moment of content.
And I feel the joy is rising
for the sadness will not end.
Silence as I'm fraying,
for this pleasure shattered me
'cause you left me here still broken,
for the world so clear to see.
In this moment as you leave me,
I will pick up every piece.
It will haunt me yet forever
'cause the pain will never cease.
For YouFor you, the things that made me realFor You13 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
That caused this hunk of flesh to feel
Hid from me what would reveal
My inner self and center soul
For you, passions went down the drain
I killed them off, removed all pain
And found myself with nothing gained
But for you I kept control
For you, I threw myself away
Not even despair could stay
I sat and wished for yesterday
A golden time when I was whole
For you, I snapped, set myself free
Showed you how a heart’s vitality
Hidden under lock and key
Grows to fury uncontrolled
FadeToo ashamed to keep you aliveFade13 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
But too attached to let you die
You want to humiliate me? Fine,
I banish you to nothing at all
But I’ll remake you, change my mind
Again, you’ll be a part of my life
I’ll try to make it all alright
I’ll stay this way to sit and stall
But I’ll know you shouldn’t stay
Can’t fix the broken heart I made
In the end I’ll let you fade
I’ll be too tired to carry on
CagedConfined behind my iron doorCaged13 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
A cell kept locked for evermore
I hold the key, day after day
But here I stay and fade away.
My windows let the light shine through
But such a view would be taboo
So I have pulled the curtains closed
And smile while I decompose.
My walls are made of crumbling stone
They talk to me, I’m not alone
I stay in here and have no fear
Knowing that my end is near.
Just a ChildIn your eyes I see the future.Just a Child14 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
In your heart I feel the change.
In your laughter I hear a hope.
Just a child but so very strong,
Your power as yet undefined.
To dictate and stifle you,
Would be the worst of crimes.
Who am I to tell you
That the fairytales inside your head
Cannot come true
When I live in a world
That is far from perfect
Where neighbors hate neighbors
And the belief in good
Is based on superficialities?
Fadedentangled, by the threads of fatumFaded15 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
skin glistening, of thine golden reign
adored, solely in concealed sanctum
mere worth, fades in disheartened rain
RevolutionRevolution16 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
maybe at a time
in another place perhaps
"us" might have been
none of this fighting and death
painful as it is to say
is not real, a dream
but you must know this
as you kill my family
fathers and their sons
it pains my heart, to
see them die, but even more
to see you kill them
the man that i love
piercing their bodies, bathing
in their scarlet blood
and now, as I gaze
down at you, down at them, i
cry until i choke
my dear, i wonder
with all your heart, your spirit
do you believe that
it was worthwhile, it
made your soul satisfied, quenched
your thirst for our death
it sickens me deep
to know that i loved you, and
STILL love you deeply
despite all you did
i yearn for tranquility
when we could've been
AdulthoodThere’s so much I wish I beAdulthood19 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Hollow lens, a place for thee
Rest your head and let me see
Everything you’d do for me
There’s so much you make me be
Heavy burden, if you’d see
Red is crying from my knees
Begging, breathing empty pleas
All I wanted… to be free
Leave them be and simply flee
Close the door and lose the key
...Never ending agony.
The Fifty-Five DaysThere was ten days of silenceThe Fifty-Five Days1 day ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Ten days of lull
Ten days of numbing grief pounding in her skull
There was nine days of denial
Nine days of grief
Nine days of hope, prompted by disbelief
There was eight days of bleakness
Eights days of woe
Eights days of emptiness, devoid of any hope
There was seven days of memories
Seven days of recollection
Seven days of ambiguity brought on by her reflection
There was six people wailing
Six verses croaked
Six feet of soil upon his wooden overcoat
There were five days of anger
Five days of resent
Five days of shame, when she was trying to repent
There were four days of acceptance
Four days of letting go
Four days of trying to forget what happened weeks ago
There were three days of soothing
Three days of hush
Three days of a blissful, consoling touch
There were two days of smiling
Two days of cheer
Two days of feeling like closure was near
There was one day of silence
One day of haze
One girl escaping the fifty-five days
~ Fear, Sorrow, Death ~Fear consumes the weak~ Fear, Sorrow, Death ~1 day 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.
mystifiedinjured by the ricochetmystified1 day 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
Scream it OutUntil all of our ears bleedScream it Out1 day 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
Fever DreamsWhen I am weak the dreams attackFever Dreams1 day 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.
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 Known1 day 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 had known.
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 girl had come and gone but remained in the prince's heart
Convince MeI lie in bedConvince Me1 day 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
You and MeAwake one day and seeYou and Me1 day 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
Yellow Roses Yellow RosesYellow Roses 1 day 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
BrokenMade a fool by the one I cherish,Broken2 days 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.
Not sorry, just sadI wonder if you miss meNot sorry, just sad2 days 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.
LoveI go outside and meet a pleasant breezeLove2 days 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