Storm CallSeasong carriesStorm Call2 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
over water, away
Sailing the wind
To the end of day
High fidelity, hearken
A weather eye
When autumn skies
Clouds scatter and flee
Before taking flight
Between here and away
The moment stretching
The pause between breaths
The calm that comes before the storm...
Ocean already tugs at the lifelines.
A whisper of cooler Atlantean air
The storm comes
From the breath of susurration
To the thundering wave's drums
Inexorably now, it comes.
Caught up by horizon storms
The shore beneath you disappears
The sea provides fair warning.
And from the savage night —
Full-throated furies howl and rage —
High and dry by morning.
Cast up by the sea
Strange creatures and mysteries
Leave beachcombers to wonder
But what the sea provides
The storm-surge yie
True BeautyTrue beauty comes fromTrue Beauty4 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
you're inner self,
Pixie Poemrain rain go awayPixie Poem6 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
let the pixies out to play
you cant let them rot away
in their cage of iron and clay.
let the pixies out to play
StarsArtificial starsStars7 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
sparkling in the distance
while up in the sky
the real ones hide
behind selfish clouds
Balancing WolfThere he sits, assuming a role that no other can take.Balancing Wolf8 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
His watchful eye brings peace and balance to the place that he calls his home.
Parting his jaws, he lets loose what is his battle cry, his song of mourning, his song of joy.
The howl that makes nature succumb to his leadership.
He is peacemaker of his domain, he is the balancing wolf.
Because of him, the mountain stands strong, raising the branches of every tree to rejoice in the sweet melody of his call.
Because of him, the deer that rampage and tear at the land are kept at bay.
He is the warrior that defends his home, he is the balancing wolf.
But the land can no longer rejoice in his call. His melody is slowly replaced by gunshot that echoes through the towering peaks of the mountains.
He is the plague that no man trusts, he is a savage beast.
Now, with only a memory remaining of the mountain’s guard, the balance is destroyed. The deer tear at the land with vigor, destroying all that the wolf had protected.
RainDrip drop, drip dropRain8 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
The clouds are peeing on the crop
RainRain, oh glorious rain,Rain8 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
the dew of the heavens,
the love of my life,
glorious rain, I love you so,
with your thunder and lightning,
I hope you know.
You're wet and you're pretty
you bring out the best in me,
I dance around in you,
as I am filled with glee.
But now that you've left,
I'm left with this drudgery,
'cause you often leave behind destruction.
Rain, oh glorious rain,
I love you so,
I just wish you'd always stay,
even if you have somewhere else to go.
BurnScrew my dreams, future passions. They never mattered to no one.Burn8 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
leave another of the SAME BEING confused and alone. It's not like I could change the world anyway.
It's life these things call; birth, use teen life for school, work, death. Is that REALLY A LIFE I WANT TO LIVE??
no one seese me, hears what I have to say. I would tell you a whole bucket of them if you let me.
Can you call me something else? I'm not just a worker.
America the free? I would rather drown myself.
I DID NOT SAY WHAT YOU JUST SAID
KNOCK IT OFF
I didn't ask to be born in a time where intelligence is ignored!
I bite my hand to get this pain to stop. Harder, harder until I leave a mark.
Move on to the fingers, harder and harder until I leave marks.
my eyes sting like crazy
i feel forgotten
where are the others that think like me?
where have they gone?
no where to go
no support to come
i'm like a building, i'm coming down
my own mental apocolypse
the best part?
Inner CalmInside I grow still,calmInner Calm15 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
I do not feel like there's a storm raging
I am tranquil.
I am not waging war on myself or everything around me
The battle still goes on
but somehow I am quiet,
I am peaceful in the midst of it all.
It can not be that i have died,
for everything inside my body works as though it should,
people see me,talk to me,touch me and hear me,
I could still scream if the need should arise.
They close their eyes,
the soldiers on the frontline,
so they do not feel
but i am wide awake
I hear the sounds around me,
I feel the pulse of my heart beating,
It's easy to explode,
under all the pressures.
Here in this one place,
Inside I grow still,
I am peaceful and calm,
All the storms raging on
They do not matter
There's a place,
just one where all I am
just a look at my surroundings
is all it takes
for my inner calm
Way Of The PackIn the midnight forest,Way Of The Pack18 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Shining in the darkest
Hear a soft howl,
Then a soft growl
Carrying their feet,
As light as wind
They cross the creek,
With no din, in search of their friend.
For one who was lost,
Must be found
None to be left behind,
All to be bound
They snarl and carry on,
Until the lost is drawn
This is the way of the pack
Loyal, Unforgiving, Brave
NaiadI am of the tall kelp and hard cliffs madeNaiad18 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
I do not bow, I do not break
I am coldness, I am hunger
No one is older, no one is younger
My soul is pure yet deep as the lake
Into which Bedivere returned the magic blade.
If you find me hiding in the reed
Do not be frightened by my blue-grey face
Men who come wish to cover me in dresses
But I’m fine, my dignity saved by my black tresses
Women may leave an offering of delicate lace
Or gold coins, as if my hunger is one of greed.
But don’t come too close to the water brink
I am the guardian of all those who sleep
Eternally in seas dark and rivers wild
I embrace every spurned lover and unwanted child
And drag them down, for my sisters to keep
Close to their hearts, their blood to drink.
cosine wavesliquidParabola hits shorecosine waves20 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
flattens to 180°
NightlightDawdle your way across the horizonNightlight1 day ago in Free Verse More Like This
and set yourself down just below the sea
Forget everything that is not
You shake off your embers and curl up
in your seabed, kissed by clownfish and cat's eyes
The last of you burns out in the sky and it stitches to your
sheets; blanketing space as the moon
Morning AirListen to the silent coo of dovesMorning Air1 day ago in Free Verse More Like This
In the early morning
As fresh air seeps in through your window
Having washed the evening's troubles away
Acknowledge the feeling of love
Not burning or seething
But cool and calm and graceful
As I wait for tainted day
Listen to rustling leaves above
Leaving you adoring
Interrupted by car alarms
In the distance far away
Listen to the coo of doves
Before you have to wake up
ChillThe cold is an easy term in the sense of weather:Chill1 day ago in Free Verse More Like This
crisp winds blast the chill of frost against children's frozen cheeks,
blazing through their wooly sweaters to lead a stiff terrain of goosebumps on their skin,
chattering their jaws, freezing their bodies to a quivering pity,
But we cannot explain the cold in a person,
with their absence of warm smiles and grateful words,
without mentioning their absence
Rhododendronlittle bee, you trundleRhododendron1 day ago in Free Verse More Like This
through the dead rhododendron petals,
right below the blossoming tree,
and neither I nor you
can tell the pink starfish petals
from the surrounding green canvas,
leafy ribbons woven
tightly around their patchwork,
one of those rare sights
that demands you slow down for a moment and look;
finally something incredible,
a moment of sanctity
and the wash of certainty,
that this is how life can be,
the bee bounces against dead piles
because he is compelled too,
because the rhododendron is designed to trick them
to entrance them into their conception,
because we can’t be any less than what we are
and even detritus is gorgeous in the right eyes,
because our brains are psychedelic maelstroms,
and we can worship so many godheads,
we can try to believe in love again and again and
we can try to revive the dead,
despite the brilliant canopy above our heads,
Under the Banks of the Old Oak Tree Under the Banks of the Old Oak TreeUnder the Banks of the Old Oak Tree1 day ago in Free Verse More Like This
There was a place that I went to
when I was young.
I sat there to think,
and contemplate life's greatest puzzles.
It was a place so dear to me.
I would cut through
the dirt roads to find it;
I'd zigzag through
the surrounding trees.
When I would get to it,
I would always take a moment
to look up and admire
the height and strength with which
it stood before me.
When I was done,
I would climb it's thick branches,
sitting in the middle
just high enough to see the sunlight.
I'd relax against
the rough trunk,
stretching out my
tired, tiny legs.
Pulling out my pad and pen,
I'd open up the pages
to a world I never realized,
until later on,
was my escape and safehaven.
I learned here the
great art of philosophy.
That was my Hagia Sophia,
my secret place.
I'd go when life
was just too heavy to bear.
I'd go when I felt weighed down
by the things of today's life.
No one knew where I went.
I never did tell.
I wanted not disturbance,
and tag-a-long shadow
EyeThe eye.Eye1 day ago in Free Verse More Like This
It just went by.
Did it die?
I think nye.
Its imagines are sweet as pie.
Sometimes tells a lie.
Small as a fly.
Or big as a guy.
It can see things so high.
And you ask why?
Secrets to make it sly,
we only say hi.
Shedding leavesAutumn leaves takes its place,Shedding leaves1 day ago in Free Verse More Like This
on the ground the branch still shakes.
Growing old the leaves fade out.
Winter calls in with a icy breeze,
the branches cower down for heat.
blue risingAlongside a beach holding mile-long wavesblue rising1 day ago in Free Verse More Like This
That leap startled to the slushy sand of the sea
From the yellow glow of a lighted match
And its sharp scratch,
Its voice warm in its cove.
'Cross the sun lands and the black beating hearts
Beneath the moon that glows blue with the skies
And each pane pushing low
And each farm and its fields
Till three, two, one, sleep, tap, a quench,
Quick prow to the sea, loud and large as his father's voice.
He then throws, his spurt littler than half-speed,
The fiery ringlets of the sea!
An Entirely Different SpaceA vast ocean before my eyes.An Entirely Different Space1 day ago in Free Verse More Like This
And I splash into a whole different world.
Sunlight seeping through the gentle waves.
So many shades of blue before my eyes.
I dive down deeper.
Silver coins dance and are happy to see my presence.
But they swim away from loud clicks and whistles.
Deeper and deeper I go.
The bright rainbow of blue grows more murky,
More frightening. I'm frightened.
I don't see them,
but I sense the presence of something greater.
A large presence staring me down
Behind the black silk curtain.
I'm in the spotlight,
Being judged if I'm a friend
Or another tasty meal.
A sudden noise jolts me awake.
"Beep, beep, beep"
My oxygen is running low.
The eyes I felt are no longer there.
I slowly ascend back to where I belong.
And spin tales of my trip to space.
RainRainRain1 day ago in Free Verse More Like This
Its so strange.
But at the same time
It falls in
Of the two