1/1000 - A List of FirstsAugust, 20101/1000 - A List of Firsts9 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
You were reading in my seat the first time I saw you.
When I glanced at the seating chart
After walking into first-period English
On the first day of the first year of middle school,
I realized your mistake --
The chart was upside down,
And we were next to each other
With you on my right,
Not on my left.
I said as politely as I could,
"I think you're in my seat."
You looked up at me,
Wide-eyed underneath a pair of glasses.
Your face turned red
As you gathered your things,
Mumbled an apology,
And climbed over my chair to get to yours.
You reached for your book
To continue reading,
But I asked for your name
Before I lost my chance.
I smiled at the sound of it --
Even now, sitting at my desk,
Putting off my homework as I write this,
I smile --
And I returned the name
As you returned my smile.
It brightened your eyes,
And it brightened my day.
The Act of FuckingI wanted her to fuck meThe Act of Fucking1 week ago in Free Verse More Like This
But not physically. That is key.
Fucking is an act of discovery you see
You discover the moles buried in the curves of their waist
The dimples in the small of their back
The soft hairs of the underside of their chin
But now, I wanted to discover not the physical
But the buried thoughts
The hidden genius
The secrets covered by years of misunderstanding piled so high she couldn’t even see above her own head
I wanted to get my fingers deep inside her, until she grabbed the sheets
Tilted her head back and yelled my name
Spilling her secrets in pools around our bed
Until my fingers were soaked with her
I was dying to discover her
Like that itch between your legs
And I wanted her to satiate my gnawing desire
I wanted her to fuck me
SoulmatesA single second is enough to meet someone who can change your life forever,Soulmates4 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
I never realized how true that statement was until I met you.
Someone truly kind, caring, sweet,
Having the ability to make my life burst into colour.
It happened faster than I could realize,
To me, you are my best friend, my soul-mate,
Every time you smile, I smile too.
Regardless of how sad you may be, I'll always be here for you.
Underneath your tender smile, I can tell you feel sad on the inside.
Just seeing you pretend that everything is fine,
Urges me to reach out my hand to you, and help you stand up once again.
Love is a complicated emotion; I never thought I'd grasp the truth of it.
I was taught how to love by a beautiful girl I met in April.
Every second spent with you is love, and I'd have it no other way.
This poem is for you, the only person
Able to make me feel completely at ease with the world.
[05.2013 : 11.2013] A party,[05.2013 : 11.2013] 1 day ago in Free Verse More Like This
what could happen
back then when we were innocent?
I'm sure you remember it
just as well as I do,
and I'll be the first to admit
that at times I miss it,
and more so, you.
I cuddled up to you with my intentions platonic
but I knew there was something we weren't sharing.
Because I remember that if we heard footsteps
all I wanted was to be locked up
and to be safe in your arms.
And for a while
we had just that.
Holding hands while nobody was watching,
cuddling while our friends were talking.
The little things we had
made me so happy.
But there were guardians looming over
that we'd have to get past
but we were powerless compared to them.
They knew about what we had,
and became the mortar between us.
In reality I just desired
the brush of your lips
yet guilt locked me away.
I wasn't allowed by a variety of souls,
and I decided we needed an early end
so I didn't eat away at myself
from the inside.
After all, I had someone else
that I was obliged to be with.
AngelI met with an angelAngel14 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Or so I thought she was.
She told me she’s broken
Her white wings long gone.
I told her a demon
Would shy away from love.
She tells me
An angel I am not.
My wings are broken,
My father long gone.”
I say she’s still an angel
Who needs a bit of fixing.
She hits my heart
Calls me demon,
Calls the love unfair.
And I just smile,
Open my mouth and say
‘You see,my love
Demons walk this earth.
We are dirty,unclean
Purity long gone.
But you’re just an angel
Who fell because of love.
I just hope that my claws
Are enough for our love.’
RemembranceRemembranceRemembrance1 day ago in Free Verse More Like This
By: Steven Anthony McCombs
The days will come,
The days will go,
But everyday we will remember,
The faith and the hope you brought unto us,
I look around me
And see the sorrow,
As my heart flies with hopes of tomorrow,
And every other day that will go bye,
I think of your lost life,
Wondering if it will ever happen to me.
You think well you’re young, you’re invincible
That nothing will ever happen to you,
Gambling with your life,
I wonder to myself why?
Things are so confusing to me right now.
Why does god end a good life?
[10.2010 : 02.2012] In an instant it begun;[10.2010 : 02.2012] 1 day ago in Free Verse More Like This
in a flash
it was over.
It's unimaginable that not only
could I love someone like you
but for the reasons too.
I looked into your eyes
on that breezy autumn morning.
my mother had said she'd wish I'd die.
And I wished the same upon myself.
A red ink pen was my weapon I yielded.
And alas, a gash upon my wrist
almost out of nowhere.
I didn't feel it,
but I still released my tears.
My notebook scratched with a "KILL ME"
It's not the fate
I wanted to choose,
but yet you insisted
I was too important to lose.
And that day was only our second day together
but in a flash, my life was spared
as if you'd known me forever.
And you looked at me, with such a warm gaze,
and I wanted you to spend with the rest of my days.
But alas alack, 'twas not to be;
the ship has long sunk,
and drifted off to sea.
The first timeThe first time you explained the meaning of the word petrichor, you told meThe first time1 day ago in Free Verse More Like This
you were a pluviophile, and that the two
were not synonymous. You said
that loving rain was not the same as
loving the sound of droplets shattering fragile
leaves, how loving a person in their entirety is not
the same as being in love with how they make you feel.
The first time I told you I loved you, it was raining
outside and you only looked out the window,
and told me,
“Rain is beautiful, and ephemeral,” and I don’t think you understood
how I could never look at the rain because
for me, you are eternity, you are the waves crashing
along the ocean shore, the mountains
reaching for that open space of blue, the
galaxies swirling forever and ever in darkness.
You’re always writing, always immersed in yellowed
pages and blank spaces and maybe you’d love yourself
more if you’d stop believing that
we’re all just ideas waiting to be discovered,
[12.2013 : 05.2014] A sun shone bright one day[12.2013 : 05.2014] 1 day ago in Free Verse More Like This
in the dark chilly winter.
And as I crept and slid towards the edge
you were there to catch my fall.
And for a good while,
you kept a part of me with you.
And I returned the favor,
by keeping a part of you with me.
We were strangers in a strange land
but you guided me home
with a bright smile.
And we joked around,
and I know I pissed you off.
And I'm sorry but for that while,
I needed you for that.
And a friendship grew,
but I desired your passion and affection.
And spies were sent in
only for more bad news I expected.
I still retained hope: part of myself,
and I asked you a curious question
which you settled in a lie.
Your friends eventually found out
and soon enough, so did half of my world.
And I couldn't take the rumors
or the stares.
But still, I tried to stand by you
for the laughs we'd have
and the petty arguments
which I thought were more funny than anything.
And eventually I discovered
it wasn't you I should chase
and I was missing out on someone loy
Her...Her...Her...16 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
No room in his mind
Its overfilled with her
His love for her is left untied
His every thought endlessly trying
To find out how she is perfect in every single way.
Her beauty is so bright
That there is no such thing as night.
She fills him with tremendous delight
She is the only one in the world for him.
He will do everything to her whim
She is the ying to his yang.
She is not his dream girl
Because his dream girl is obsolete to her
He can't stop
His brain feels as if its about to pop
Nothing else matters
As long as he can think and talk to her
Its as if she's a cancer
She's a cancer of love
If the world knew her
There would be an epidemic
She is an alcohol
Because He's drunk on love
She is the beautiful country girl
TogetherTears in familiar senseTogether3 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
I've felt this place in my mind
Oh! The nostalgia
I cannot unsee the moments in front of me
Lost in thought of all the passion, the words sacrificed
The pain and bruises
The sleepless nights,
Thinking and feeling the same
I was like a link locked
Empathy drawn in
And the occasional Apathy that led to silence
Only had I wished
That we hadn't gone self destruct on each other
But the experience had brought us to realize
How easily we connected back together after such
We smiled for each other
And we held onto each other
Raven and DoveI saw your soulRaven and Dove3 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
When I looked into your eyes
You were like this Raven
about to take flight in the night sky,
But there, inside your breast,
Was this tangle of black vines and walls
A blanketed prison of secrets, emotions,
All the pain and endless sadness and fear
You had felt your entire life.
In the tiniest corner it glimmered,
In the dustiest corner of your soul,
There was this little patch of light,
The purest gleam of hope,
Intermingled with a struggle so full of life.
You kept there in the dustiest corner,
As if waiting for the one person,
Who would illuminate that corner,
Before it flickered out and died.
You would fly the murkiest nights,
Doing the same old thing,
Searching out the people
Who would hurt you so good,
It nearly felt like love.
Then along came a dove that alit beside you,
Shedding light warming your dark cold breast,
Extending her wing and taking you to a place,
You have never been,
A place where love is freely given.
Days stretched to months but the dove,
[06.2011 : 10.2012] We were meaningless from the start.[06.2011 : 10.2012] 1 day ago in Free Verse More Like This
With two more on my scorecard,
I looked for a different focus
to take my mind off those who'd left.
And I realized you were there.
I forced myself after you,
I could've cared less.
But at the time, you were a tool
to rid my mind of previous horrors.
But I took it too far
and I fell in too deep.
The quiet boy on the side of the room
I chose to chase and "love".
And for a good while, I put on a show
acting like you were my life,
till one day, it was true.
I'd compulsively lied
and brainwashed myself
into a state of "he's the one for me."
All those stupid love songs
all of a sudden were about you
and I'd lost control.
And I overanalyzed, just like always
to make conspiracies about how you loved me the same.
I sent in spies on a "secret mission"
to find out it wasn't true.
And in that I lost not one,
but two friends.
Just for a good while,
but I didn't know that then.
Yet we still grew close
and I thought we were friends
but the end arrived sooner
4/25/11All I want is to be touched again.4/25/111 day ago in Free Verse More Like This
My little hands in yours so strong is a feeling that I miss.
Your brilliant smile as we danced - forever in my mind.
Your hands on my waist and my arms around your neck - a shy clumsiness I won't forget.
The way your fingers grazed my back whenever we embraced - a sensation I cannot erase.
The smell of sweat and cologne - my dark sensuality, threatening to burst.
Your arm around my shoulder, my body nearly crushing yours in desperation - denial that will never disappear.
[11.2013 : 12.2013] As quick as the wind swept me off my feet[11.2013 : 12.2013] 1 day ago in Free Verse More Like This
you came and went,
you were there and gone.
Everyone wanted you,
and I'd like to believe
I was above the others.
Which with dramatic irony,
I found out as I told you how I felt.
Not a thorn, but an icicle came to be in my side.
Two of my friends,
going against the one thing I wanted
then living in shadows for a week.
And as you made your cruel confession,
the call was muffled
and my next to nothing screams
And I forced myself to move on
as you and her moved towards
a not so happy end.
And alas alack, 'twas not to be;
the ship has long sunk,
and drifted off to sea.
Our Own Sacred SilenceSeán Og draped his jacketOur Own Sacred Silence1 week ago in Free Verse More Like This
Around my shoulders
To hug me
From the chill, close
Of the Rahoon holy well.
We were blessed, ourselves,
In the weak
Pale light bursting
Young and eager
From behind the cross -
But I think
Saint Grellan might have
Not altogether approved
Heads bowed, and
Seán Og's fingers chipping
Steadily at the jagged red
Paint still left on my nails.
We blinked at each other
In the fog and heather
And sweet slow water,
Our stilted, awkward movements
Just that tender,
Coming to us
As naturally as breathing.
StarsShe determines the number of stars, and calls them each by name. Her voice reaches to moons unknown, and her whispers transcend even the sweetest music. She unravels galaxies with her touch, growing flora in hearts with one hand, and creating oceans in lungs with the other. She drowns you in her immensity without even noticing, and revives you two-fold, right at the brink of destruction. Her delicate body intangible from heavens only dreamed of.Stars1 week ago in Free Verse More Like This
(next) to youI want to wake up, (next) to you,(next) to you1 week ago in Free Verse More Like This
Feel your heartbeat, (next) to mine,
Warm my heart and melt me down,
Hold me close, don't (let) go.
BulletsI will not hold on to you anymoreBullets2 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
Because there are bullets and holes
in my lungs and thinking of you, an almost involuntary action,
Words don't mean anything to me anymore.
I am empty and hollow and daydreams, now, do what you used to.
Fill me up.
She's taken my place,
but I don't resent her.
She's lucky to have you.
Conversations are terse,
and things will never be the same,
but I just want us to atleast be friends again,
like it was before.
(when i could tell you anything.)
I cannot hold on to you anymore.
If I try, I will break, and I need to stand strong. (alone.)
The tulips have wilted.
[12.2012 : 09.2013] I wouldn't have known you[12.2012 : 09.2013] 1 day ago in Free Verse More Like This
if you didn't like her so much.
A blessing or a curse?
I know not.
I didn't know you existed
for a good bit.
Quiet and shy you were
like a constant darkness
you didn't see there.
You couldn't notice
unless you tried.
And try I did for a good bit.
Yet the same day as we met
and the same day that I tried to get closer to you
I found out you had your eyes on another
and I couldn't say anything.
I possessed such information
in such short notice,
and I could manipulate the game of love
just as I'd like.
But I didn't touch it.
I let the pieces roam free.
And with that was a price
of constant occurrences, and confusion
so daunting to navigate
that you'd need a map.
Yet I tried my best to pry you away from her;
an unhealthy experience for us alike.
And in three days I awoke a sleeping bear.
It was scary
and I was filled with fear,
but in the end you returned to your calm sanctity
And for four months we shared a tale
but for a final time, you wrote me goodbye.
[06.2011 : 04.2012] The way I acted[06.2011 : 04.2012] 1 day ago in Free Verse More Like This
when we were together:
it puzzles me still,
and this is coming from me,
the one who did.
I acted like I hated you
and tried to be quite sincere
in what I meant when I said it.
But still, you had a pull on me
for too much time.
I kept running back
every time I'd leave.
And you always had
that goddamn laugh of yours
that you always cursed me with too.
But I'm honestly sure
that looking back on it now,
it was a blessing in a guise.
One day you decided
that your petty popularity
should trump my feelings.
Fake it till you make it?
Not the case at all.
You faked it till you broke me.
And as all the slanders came my way
who to blame, but you?
And that stupid grin of yours
and the stupid conversation we had
the night before.
But alas alack, 'twas not to be;
the ship has long sunk,
and drifted off to sea.
Summer KissI could barely sink my penSummer Kiss5 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
heavily puzzled by this flaming-cold sentiment
unromantic-strange same of my eleven
bitter-sweet thing even this eighteenth
The ceiling's such a wonderful screen
playing HD memories but misty dreams
been quite a while since we've seen
can't wait to see your beams
Startled by the bizarre summer breeze
learned that it's already late
starting to feel relieved and eased
now looking forward for our date.
PrayAll I can do is send a prayer,Pray3 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
All I can do is pray you find
A world without so much pain,
For my own sanity,
I cannot afford to think
I might still be...
Someone who matters.
I still love you,
I will always love you.
I cannot afford to think
You have changed,
It will destroy every last piece,
I have worked so hard to rebuild
After all these battles,
After all this love
That turned into madness.