Watch You for HoursI could watch you fish for hoursWatch You for Hours15 hours ago in Free Verse
Standing on the water's edge
Waiting for a hit.
The smile on your lips,
The focus in your eyes,
The way your arm moves
When you cast your next line.
I could watch you fish for hours
Your patience is envious
Your stance, strong.
Your eyes watching the
Water rippling from the
next big hit.
I could watch you fish for hours
The excitement flashing through
Your eyes as a fish bites
Reeling in your line as fast
as you can without breaking it
To see what's on the other end
I could watch you fish for hours
misgivingsdon't wake,misgivings2 days ago in Free Verse
this noon-spied crumb
cakes thick on the face
of mute freedom.
we're the arena
for what makes
our bloodlines boil
and our true greed
informs all reason.
seeds on fleeting winds,
tossing grievances with weight
like genocide; keep the peaces
from the corners
when the wise
Right Where I BelongI mean this moreRight Where I Belong1 day ago in Free Verse
each time I say it again.
Where love conquers everything
is where I will begin
to be whole.
A whole lot more.
To be gone.
To be a mentor,
I'm trying so hard.
I'm trying to change
no more mantis loves for me,
I say with every head I take.
But I can be
different than dreams
More than advertised!
More than I deserved!
A fist when hands are tied,
with an arsenal of words!
My skins too thick,
but I'm too headstrong!
Be the sleeve to my trick,
and I'll be the right to your wrong!
There's no grace to the chaos,
but it's right where I belong!
Oh my ears they can't believe
what they hear! So much complaining!
I wear my heart on my sleeve,
and with that, honey, I'm campaigning!
Born to lead!
Born to bleed,
I'll come back with the wolves
to which you threw me.
I didn't come this far to not reach
out, clench my fist, and take victory.
I know a crown
is just a thing.
But I can't wait
to be king!
Glass WorldYou and I are fragileGlass World1 day ago in Free Verse
One wrong step and we'll break
One wrong move and we'll shatter
Breaking not just ourselves
But everyone and everything
One wrong move, one wrong step
And the world breaks around us
Forced to be perfect in this imperfect world
This pressure is too much for me
This pressure of having to be perfect
One wrong move and the world
Shatters into a million pieces
You and I live in this glass world
One step out of place
A thousand eyes stare at you
Giving you criticizing glares
Oh no, one mistake
Down you go
Into the abyss, out of sight
And you become gone, gone, gone
Until you're simply nothing anymore
Stay in line, bow your head
And most importantly
Don't break the glass
You and I are fragile
Confused beings in this world
Be noticed and you're safe
Be ignored and you're not
Stay in line and you're safe
Step out and down you go
Into the abyss, out of sight
Obey the impossible laws
Society forces upon us all
Obey the laws
In our colorless, expressionless
we're different nowwhy is everything so confusing?we're different now3 days ago in Free Verse
it didn't used to be that way.
there was a simpler time.
did life really get that complicated?
maybe just busier?
are we just growing up?
The Meaning of Life...And so it came to passThe Meaning of Life12 hours ago in Free Verse
she told me the meaning
she held my hand,
dear child, life is to live
Such a simple answer
yet so hard to grasp
life is paying bills
No, she laid my head
in her lap, stroked
my hair with her aged
old hand, I relaxed
and really listened
Life is to live
look at the sea
look at the mountains
look at a baby's face
look at the way
your love looks at you
look to the heavens
look to yourself
So I looked at my wife
stared in her eyes
I never realized
she had dancing gold specks
I went to the ocean
and looked to the waves
racing to the shore
who will get there first?
I went to the mountains
and saw mighty redwoods
reaching for the sky
animal scurried around me.
I went to my sister
picked up her new baby
such an innocent face
and the sweetist smell.
I looked into the
heavens deep in the
late night, I saw stars
slowly move across the sky.
I looked to myself
really looked and it was hard
I was always in a hurry
Spectrumshe hides with the miceSpectrum3 days ago in Free Verse
and sleeps with the bears
she howls with the wolves
and runs with the mares
her voice's a canary
her eye's like snow
although she may be quiet wary
she's as colorful as any rainbow
her hands hold the moon
her lips, the stars
but she'll find you, love,
in whatever place you are.
LiesA lie is when you say that you careLies1 day ago in Free Verse
How do I know it's not a dare?
A lie is when you say that I'm your friend
I hate when you play pretend.
A lie is when you say your iPod died
Don't you think I don't know you lied?
A lie is when you say you were gonna hug me
You know I take things seriously.
Every time you tell lies
My hope dies
A lie blooms like butterflies
Like most Humans are made of Lies
Thanks I thank you God,Thanks 2 days ago in Free Verse
For the life I live today,
For the woman I am today,
For the friends and family I have,
For the wonderful love of my life I have,
I wouldn't change a thing,
From the past,
Up till now,
Because I thank you for everything you've given me,
I thank you for making me-
Calmul de dupa o greseala Calmul de după o greşealăCalmul de dupa o greseala3 days ago in Free Verse
S-au rupt toţi norii
şi-au revărsat toate temerile asupră-ne
şi ne privesc fără a glăsui,
doi vechi amici cuprinşi de ceva viaţă,
c-o bere-n faţă, pe jos la Argentin.
S-au spart toate privirile în faldurile noastre,
al casei simplu decor şovinist;
s-a spart distanţa dintre noi, tu văduvă nurlie,
eu vierme în colecţia de cărţi, un bolnav beletrist.
S-au încleştat încrederea cu lipsa de-acţiune,
şi-n loc de-o furtună au zămislit o ceaţă
peste sufletele noastre lipsite de reacţiune.
Hai să dăm deoparte totul şi să-nfăptuim noi
o lume mai bună, mai sinceră şi poate
mai puţin făţarnică decât jocul norilor
de deasupra noastră.
Ei încă sunt copii,
dar noi nu mai avem
pale horsestop to smell the roses in dystopiapale horse1 day ago in Free Verse
take pictures of everything in dystopia
wonder why you're here, in dystopia
claw at the walls of utopia
choke on the smoke of utopia
lie in the crimson dirt of utopia
cities crumble when i touch them
but i don't mind the sound of collapse;
it reminds me that ruin is the only thing
i can love without destroying, because
there is no life within it. only corpses
are compatible with killers.
Wide EyesWhen I try to recall you nowWide Eyes3 days ago in Free Verse
& pin your image down where it will
stop struggling & let me hold it,
I get little flashes
of memories so vivid
they feel like stinging lashes
fluttering across my mind.
the chemicals on your lips,
the burning anarchy in your eyes,
the chaos of your touch,
the sweetness that rolled off your tongue.
& you start to pull me apart.
We used to sort each other’s miseries
as if they were beads that we could string onto bracelets
& wear them or discard them when we pleased.
Presenting each other with gifts of discontent,
Here are mine
& here are yours
Let's make them better please..
& we would slowly pick the sorrow
off of each others bodies-
scraping and chipping away at the hard build-up
each painful memory left behind.
The pieces fell to the floor
like the clothing of long lost lovers
reunited at last.
As butterflies, or as birds,
we took flight & soared
beyond everything familiar.
I remember being terrified
but you told me that ev
moon loverLet her dancemoon lover2 days ago in Free Verse
all the way to the moon
maybe one day she'll
realize she needs you
We Should've Gotten Past This By Now"How many people can we convince to believeWe Should've Gotten Past This By Now16 hours ago in Free Verse
Written in a big book that few will be able to read?"
Why is it that humanity believes in high powers?
Don't you have enough hope for yourselves?
Who's idea was it to craft the concept we call 'religion'?
People in power, of course.
Religion, at its core, is a way of convincing a large population to act and believe a certain way.
Most people will say otherwise, but...
The truth is not what they speak.
The truth isn't "God."
The truth isn't "Allah."
The truth isn't "Thor" or "Zeus."
The truth is Earth.
An Earth that we aren't sure how it was created--
But evidently, all creation stories are flawed.
These evident lies...
They are so easy to see past.
Why would you restrict yourself from engaging in pleasures,
Because your Holy Leader says?
Why would you host a day of starvation
Because the people of the past had a hard time getting food?
Can't you embrace that you're not a man of the past?
082. SelfishnessWhen a friend calls you082. Selfishness3 days ago in Free Verse
to vent about her problems
you don't cut her off and
vent about yours
to make hers seem "better" in perspective
All you want is sympathy
And you sure as hell won't get any
Senza SperanzaStanco di sperare e di aspettare,Senza Speranza2 days ago in Free Verse
lascio alle spalle l'illusione di migliorare,
l'illusione di gioire o di amare,
l'illusione di mille speranze ormai vane.
Stanco senza stanchezza,
lascio la luce per gettarmi in questa oscura,
sola è unica,
dreamy daystoday I thought I woke up on Jupiterdreamy days2 days ago in Free Verse
I wondered, had we finally gone nuclear?
the clouds were covering up the sky
as if to hide away the azure from our eyes
however in no time, there I was
back in the same old routine, just because
don't they know, it's the end of the world?
had they glanced over the sky, so whirled
I deal and I deal, but I'm no card master
I can't keep this up, I'm not a pastor
listening to all these problems
creates issues inside of me, so seldom
are these issues my own, because me
well, I'd like to believe I'm more like a tree
I grow and grow, with what little I can show
people however, they glance over the snow
they don't really know, what's it like to be
miserably they sit, perched on one knee
wishing that something, someone,
could save them, from their none
the loneliness eats at them,
peeling into their cracks, they use chems
to escape from it all, as if they're so small
they play victim, calling the short-man tall
but today, today I dreamt that the world
LiveBreath.Live20 hours ago in Free Verse
Feel. The air, in your lungs.
The world. Now exposed, in motion.
The time. Passing by, always ahead.
The winter. Is coming, faster.
Like glass. Reaching, for the bottom.
The moment. Reach for one's being.
The negativity. Think, but outwards.
The second. Not the years.
The AlchemistGive me the dignity,The Alchemist3 days ago in Free Verse
Give me the unrestraint,
Give me the zero jeopardy,
Give me the golden age peace
So I may be ultra-human,
So I may be super-being …
Liberated without cause for liberation,
Unshackled without cause to key,
Free without need to riot,
Or to strike,
Or to terrorize,
Nor yet to march
Across naked bridges.
My brain is not a Bastille.
My eyes are not a gulag.
My heart is not a chain gang.
No más de eso!
La liberation sin cadenas.
I imagine an iron church spire,
An ancient bell
Cracked by Pantagruel;
Imagine books formed from dust,
Atlas for MenAtlas for Men1 day ago in Free Verse
For the strong hearted of the
strength that carried the world
On the thought of men
that clongers over and over
the power that can tear the balance
of man that sout out to claim
the naught of all fear in one eye
As man comes and grabs the edge
of what earth shall shatter
what man can detain the power that
comes and creats the being
from the masters around them and to
clinge on to them.
Piano of lifeStrings have been pressed and sounds have been made.Piano of life2 days ago in Free Verse
the tears that flowed down my face,
the despair the joy I've experienced till this day.
become a melody in this open sky.
echoing into this distant land,
I have made my share of mistakes.
took the wrong road and crossed over,
to a path that was never there.
beaten down the grass to see this so clear.
the faces the people that have passed me by.
have I finally lost my way?
Confused by my emotions,
I have lost control of so long ago.
I strayed from the path and made my self a new.
to travel this every lasting quest,
my song will play till the day I die.
till then will I make a beautiful melody.
change some ones life well I walk by,
or will I stay in stagnation.
to believe I changed?
Time is our ally time is our enemy.
so I march on playing this song of my life
falling stumbling along the way,
trying to make sense of this world in which I live on.
I’m sure the song has brought joy to some.
and I'm sure it has brought some pain.
PaletteThe sky is everywhere, Dripping between pearly teeth and rosy cheeks, It fills flowers with dew And whistles stories through your hair. Velvet sunsets complemented your eyes, And atmospheres settled on your skin. You’d sing songs of starry nights with the words of ancient astronomers. You wanted vermillion like sun-kissed noses, Petunia like home cooked meals, Periwinkle like catching reflections, And ochre like shadows of sunlight. You’d paint the world as sky And the sky as world But you never knew that you were only making self portraits.Palette2 days ago in Free Verse