Happy 57th BirthdayHappy 57th Birthday2 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
You’ve inspired many with your music,
Your life still goes on,
When it comes to voting,
You’re the one we pick,
You will always be number one.
You’ve made me realise what I want to do with my life,
You’ve inspired me to help those less fortunate,
Your talent took the world on a whole new adventure,
You showed us to care for the planet.
Your voice is like music to my ears,
The way you dance is incredible,
You made me conquer my deepest, darkest fears,
Everything you say is simply wonderful.
You’re the one who told us we’re one global family,
You taught us to never give up on our dreams,
You’re the one that told us c’est la vie,
You said everything isn’t as it seems.
Your life is one to remember,
You’ve inspired many to be like you,
You told us to fight our battles and never surrender,
You told us things we never knew.
The music you produced was something new,
Your fans want your dreams to come true,
That’s something we mu
I am beautifulI am BeautifulI am beautiful2 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
And I am strong
I will walk the path
Though the path is long
I am beautiful
And I am changed
What was once death
I am beautiful
And I am proud
My gentle wishes
Are commands made loud
I am Beautiful
And I am free
I will live
And live like me
ThoughtsleepSurely, only.Thoughtsleep3 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Me and mine.
Leaving you, never.
Be in mind.
Morning, days bright.
Watching the sun grace.
Mourning, into night.
Eyes must shut to your face.
Mind's pastures green.
Our love defend.
No Pretty RosesNo Pretty Roses1 day ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
she pays her homage to other things
crystal skulls and Death with wings
(she honors their fragility)
child of the stars
dark-eyed and fair-haired
she locks you in a gentle stare
"please, no pretty roses there."
she tiptoes over the light
dancing children and heart's delight
to steal another kiss from night
this dark Persephone
born of this world, to our alarm
and yet, she quiets, confounds, and charms
those whom she takes into her arms
Endless YearsPooh bear, ponies, butterflies,Endless Years3 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Rainbows, yogurt, summertime,
Running, yelling Disney quotes,
Tiny shovels, plastic boats.
Poofy skirts on sparkling dresses,
Fake tiaras on messy tresses,
Snowmen standing three feet high,
Vanilla ice cream, apple pie.
Fairy wings and scattered crayons,
Tracing tiny, careful hands,
Molding Play-Doh into spheres,
Brief hours, and yet endless years.
Growing up is coming slow,
Steadily it happens, though,
And now I only want these things,
Scattered crayons and fairy wings.
That (It 2)That.That (It 2)8 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Ladders escalate over the purpose of that
As if theoretical higher steps characterize the worth of that
Into a person your processor could grasp, biography.
Insignia of an enigma grip the records, cryptography.
Never acquainted with that phantom.
More constructive to volunteer at openings in the dream
Than to awake for destructive workers' tantrums.
No Going Backoh, the lies that i could tell youNo Going Back1 day ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
and use to fill the spaces in my lost soul
there are oh so many tears
disrupting my life's flow
so many hurts and sorrows
so much pain to spare
sliding by through life
seemingly without a care
my hands they ache to feel yours
your touch is all i remember
a feeling that rightly mends my soul
a memory i never want to surrender
ive given up on life once
can i give up on that time too?
is there anything left after nothing?
is there anything left to pursue?
did my life mean nothing without you?
can it ever again if i walk away?
will i ever find inspiration again?
or will all of that die in this way?
i cant see a future without you
youve ruined all of my dreams
you tainted my very being
when you mended up all my loose seems
and maybe you dont even realize
how tightly you once grasped my soul
that first time i crossed paths with you
that first time my breath you stole
and maybe i can move on someday
maybe theres life for me there
somewhere out in the world
To Captain From First MateNew tides of the forgotten blueTo Captain From First Mate1 day ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Roll in with the joys I had with you.
A noble captain went down alone.
With you will this first mate ever feel at home.
My heart in turmoil, without a rhyme.
Oh, yes, it has been a long time.
no Imperium~Devil's Diablono Imperiumno Imperium~Devil's Diablo5 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Your wisdom shall not gain
Or claim a heart that's true
Through earthen views; and pain.
Adhere now in this vessel which sees above the temptation and its wiles
Which thou hast only controlled and manipulated to one's own dark dead will;
That thereby isn't yours; nor his/hers to define its way. Therefore a child.
For its feet shall wander
And his/her eyes shall see
Narrowness to ponder.
5. A collection of thoughts that aren't relatedA collection of thoughts that aren’t related5. A collection of thoughts that aren't related2 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I came back home to find that the dishes
have liver spots.
and the faucet that would always leak
a drop or two
apparently broke while I was away
though the landlady repaired it,
it squeaks out one fourth of the water it used to.
i was thinking of you.
while stroking the stuffed animal you gave me.
i wondered why it didn’t feel
soft and then
that it probably remains forgotten to you now
I cried a little on the bus because I forgot my
not that I use it.
because you were worried,
a long time ago.
I guess it was because I miss the way your almond shaped eyes
would squint slightly, little crinkles
fanning out softly in the corners
thundercloud grey and seafoam green
bright gold inside your irises brimmed with concern
looking into my dull brown eyes
that could only look away
from such a powerful gaze.
To the CriticsDistainful if a poem rhymesTo the Critics2 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Subtlety, the worst of crimes
So let it be known
By what rules do you adhere
Dare you question Shakespeare
His rhymes set in stone
Apparently the meaning's lost
But remember Hughes and Frost?
Famous not for plain-new-prose
Rhyme, the truest art
Converts word to beating heart
The never-ending blood flows
"Nothing gold can stay"
Written on my tomb display
One with the willow tree
The song will carry on
Though the singer's voice withdrawn
And echo through society
So why can't my poem rhyme
Don't mind me, a paradigm
Go ahead, pit aside one more
I will rhyme Forevermore
Rondeau RedoubleThe full moon shines in silver glowRondeau Redouble3 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Darkness stalks you throughout the night
The world is governed by shadows
And you are always seeking light
Striding past a street lamp so bright
You make your movements casual, slow
And keep the heavens in your sight
The full moon shines in silver glow
In anguish, you pace to and fro
Your spirit overwhelm with fright
For in your greatest depths, you know
Darkness stalks you throughout the night
Despite all it knows to be right
Mankind allows evil to flow
And in its reveling delight
The world is governed by shadows
From summer clouds to winter snow
The beauty of all that is white
Causes hope in your heart to grow
And you are always seeking light
Darkness in all its vim and might
Black as the feathers of a crow
Continues to pursue and bite
Continues to seek you out though-
The full moon shines
Celestial When the sun goes downCelestial 2 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
And the stars come out
I look up at the sky
And i just want to shout
There is so much up there
That I'll never see
So much up there
That is so much larger than me
It's so amazing
I can hardly comprehend
The might of a universe
That seems to have no end
RenamonRenamon2 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
A esa hermosa Digimon
de bello nombre: Renamon,
yo le daría mi corazón
porque la amo con mucha pasión.
A esa criatura hermosa
yo le regalaría una rosa,
porque a pesar de ser misteriosa
ella es muy preciosa.
Digimon de gran inteligencia y fuerza
que es lo que miran tus ojos de hielo,
no me trates con tanta dureza
ni me observes con recelo.
Como me gustaría ser yo un Digimon,
para poder llamar así tu atención,
y con esto despertar tu frío corazón,
para darte mi amor, a ti querida Renamon.
Hum DiddleHum diddly deeHum Diddle2 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
There's no room for me
My friends have up and left me behind
And now they want what they can't find
Winter's BeautyEbony fingers reaching out in vain,Winter's Beauty2 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Hopelessly soaking up droplets of rain.
Enduring, surviving, in it's skeletal form,
Waiting for a hint of weather turning warm.
Watching in envy as others retain,
Their luscious and elegant evergreen mane.
Proud creatures of old, with no cost to behold.
But beauty is defined by more than just leaves,
And it's figure is admired without it's green sleeves.
Dainty and tall, posing nude for all,
This proud tree is admired in winter and fall,
As much as it is with it's attire so smart,
in summer and spring when the sun warms the heart.
So think not with pity at the poor striped tree,
But look at it's pure, uncovered natural beauty.
Admire it's bark, it's trunk, it's branches,
It's beauty you see, winter enhances.
A strong silhouette, against a cool blue sky,
Elegantly stretching it's branches up so high
Burn DreamI’ve always felt cold since I was barely a year old.Burn Dream15 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
The feel of flame always kept me tame.
A little messed up in the head, my starter plug’s cherry red.
Birthday Candles send the table a blaze.
The incident only revealed my craze.
They told me to never play with matches,
But I had them in batches.
Hell’s my sanctuary till it freezes over.
Oxygen and acetylene
Go beautifully together like an epicene.
A hissing fire breather that became my best friend.
My torch, never leave me as we create an inferno.
The popping of the flame is our choir.
At the gym, they told me to feel the burn,
So I doused myself in gasoline.
Why was everyone claiming this a manic scene?
Dragged away to a mental hospital.
They took all my toys and fled.
Doctor said I have to get clean,
“No more fires, Boy, understand me?”
All I have now is a cold lima bean.
Little did they know I keep a spare nearby.
A match for me, a friend indeed!
Something to bring a little warmth to me.
No FearDeath is a gentleman.No Fear2 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
When I lay in my bed and I couldn't stand -
He took my hand
And helped me rise.
The Lord's CanvasHe painted the valleys of the earth,The Lord's Canvas8 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
He carved the canyons with His hands,
Every edge, line, and curve,
Was designed by the creator of man.
He painted the night a beautiful black,
And sprinkled it with millions of stars,
He doesn't get a single thing back,
For being the greatest artist by far.
He gave some of His light to the sun,
And the sun showed the moon to shine bright,
So even when the day is over and done,
You can see His hard work day and night.
But there's one thing He left us in charge,
A blank canvas in all of our hearts,
The creation's already beautiful and large,
But He'd love to see us joyfully take part.
This canvas you hold in you is a gift,
For you to freely decide what to create,
But before your brush even lifts,
Remember you only have one to paint.
The LakehouseThe Lake HouseThe Lakehouse2 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Tonight, I shall go to the Lake House.
Where the fish leap and the birds sing.
It would make a nice home for a mouse.
And it would even be fitting for a king.
There, I shall relax and be in peace.
And the outside world will not bother me.
All annoyances will now cease.
As I relax under the cherry tree.
Off to the Lake House, I shall leave right away.
And forever there, I will stay.
Gravestone"To those who search for hope,Gravestone2 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I've died for you,
to show the world
just what it puts us through."
Song of Bliss #48I see streaking lightsSong of Bliss #485 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Disrupting the shadows
Even my closed eyes
Fail to restore balance
The dark is fading
I know not where it goes
But as it goes so
Goes my peace and silence
Too soon it is gone
Replaced by day's anger
As the sun rises
My passion burns away
The heat beats me down
Ignoring my prayer
My lips can but cry
My feet can only stray
The balm coats my skin
It will not be scrubbed free
The air is too thick
It forms pools on my brow
I should embrace it
As it embraces me
I want to love light
But I do not know how
The day brings me pain
Violence and confusion
To avoid burning
Is more than I can do
I thought I had grown
But that was illusion
Daily my will breaks
Each night I start anew
Home Waters.: Home Waters :.Home Waters7 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
A familiar, welcoming scent filling the nostrils,
The sweet smell of safety after her roam.
Soft warm currents flowing through her gills...
Nostalgic smell, she knew she was home.
Gentle sun rays dancing on the rocks,
Glistening off of turtle grass locks,
as they danced on the surface and sea bed,
And the sunken ship with it's walls of lead.
Home sweet home,
Her's has sea foam.
Safe and secure,
Where no harm can find her.
The water is pure,
As clear as crystals for sure.
Shoals of fish lit silver and gold,
In each creature a story is told,
Just like her's is a story of discovery and truth,
Full of passion, but also battle of claw and tooth.
Home sweet home,
Without any tome.
Her few dangers in ultimate lack.
The best mood,
For a place of memories long back.
Home of a creature full of the mysterious,
A creature with a mind wonderfully curious,
In the Discoverer's case,
Home is Waters without race.