145/1000 - Just TiredWednesday, October 12, 2011145/1000 - Just Tired5 hours ago in Free Verse
"How was it?"
As we walked to my car.
You said plainly,
Taking my hand
And watching my feet
Instead of where we were walking.
"The girls were really nice,
And I know one of them
From my advanced biology class."
Are you okay?"
I'm just tired.
It's been a long day."
While I drove you home,
You stared blankly at my hands,
Then got out and left
With only a smile.
I felt my heart drop,
But you promised,
So I trusted
That you were just tired.
UntitledShe raised her eyes slowlyUntitled11 hours ago in Free Verse
to meet his gaze
and declared softly,
"I didn't say I was angry.
"I said you made me mad."
144/1000 - Small GroupsWednesday, October 5, 2011144/1000 - Small Groups20 hours ago in Free Verse
"Finished with your homework?"
My mom asked us
As we strolled into the kitchen
To find you a snack.
So she approached us.
"So Wednesday nights
Are small group nights
At our church.
Would either of you
Be interested in attending?
You'd be home by evening,"
She added for you.
You looked at me
For an answer,
But that didn't help
Because I was looking at you
For your answer.
I wouldn't mind,"
You answered quietly.
"I've never really
Gotten to go to church regularly,
My mom erupted into a smile,
Pulling us both in for a hug.
You can start next week.
Now don't eat too much
Because you're staying for dinner."
encoreI miss the cold wind of Decemberencore1 day ago in Free Verse
Going through your hair
And spreading your scent all over me
Again and again
Just one kiss
Embraced in your perfume
My cheek against your cheek
Dumb ducks near the lake
I’m holding you, encore
143/1000 - Binge WatchingSaturday, October 1, 2011143/1000 - Binge Watching2 days ago in Free Verse
I woke up this morning
Not to the smell
Of my mom's breakfast,
But to your ringtone.
You said in my ear,
"So I know that
We're supposed to go out
And do something fancy,
But how would you feel
About me coming over
In sweats or pajamas or something
And celebrating the beginning
Of autumn with laziness?"
I sat there staring,
Slowly letting your words seep in,
Then mumbled a yes,
Which didn't really fit your question,
Making you laugh.
It surprised my mom
When you showed up
In your pajamas,
But she didn't care,
And we sat in the living room
Curled up together
And binge watching
Your favorite show.
It wasn't my favorite,
But on a sad episode,
You clung to me,
And I couldn't have been happier
To be here for you.
The Raven's WishIt's a little cold outside todayThe Raven's Wish3 days ago in Free Verse
The snow falls endlessly down, lacing the air with streaks of pure light
I guess I stick out too much then
Despite how hard I try
You just can't turn black into white
Days like this are supposed to be happy, joyful
Not for me
I stay inside, bundled up, afraid to let the cold touch my heart
Scared that I'll be swept up in an endless maelstrom
But there are those who try
They did it once, and made it
Each entering the storm separately and yet
Coming together as one
As sure as they breathed
For none can brave the winds alone
And they danced, how they danced!
Among the snow, among the light
They weaved and spun through thin air
Never faltering, never falling
Finding themselves in the chaos
They called to me a few times
Asking me to join them
But what could I say?
I was a coward
And always will be
The light they danced in blinds me
The winds they rode pushes me
The snow they loved engulfs me
How could I tell them?
That I was just too afraid to make the jump?
He's Never In The PictureI see him on the wallHe's Never In The Picture3 days ago in Free Verse
Framed, brought to life by vivid colour
It surprises me; the way it captures who he is
Because I always see him in life but never in print
He looks at me, his smile boyish and happy
His hands holding his most precious treasure
Completely focused on his art
His gaze never straying
And beside him…
What comes to mind is a frosty day
A sparkling moment trapped in time
On the other side the sunlight balances on delicate blades
I can almost smell the freshly mown grass
Bokehs dancing in the summer breeze
All his work, beckoning me to soar
Then I'm transported back to real life
Sitting at the worn desk
Trying to find the last word
Stifled by my art
He is free and strong
I am trapped and weak
He lives every day on the wing
I live only inside my own head
His eyes see the beauty and wonder of life
Fascinated; he changes the focus
Not stopping until it's perfect
His aim is always true
His passion touches his art
In a way I never could with mine
He's always read
142/1000 - Dateless WeekendsSaturday, September 24, 2011142/1000 - Dateless Weekends3 days ago in Free Verse
You're still feeling sick,
So I didn't want
To make you
Go out with me yet.
Let me mope around
In my room,
And then cleaning
Because I had nothing else
To fill my time with.
Hopefully you're feeling better
So we can stop
Having so many dateless weekends.
I don't know
How bored you are,
But after this long,
Surely you haven't gone the whole time
Without feeling bored once.
Not that I would want you to be,
Why do i love you?Because of the facial expressions you make.Why do i love you?3 days ago in Free Verse
Because of how goofy you are.
Because you love video games.
Because you're a nerd.
Because every time you smile my heart flutters.
Because you're eyes are the perfect color.
Because you laugh even though im not funny.
Because im not beautiful no matter how many times you tell me.
Because you've never tried to hurt me.
Because when you talk about her your so happy.
Because ive seen you cry and not care whos watching.
Because ive seen you laugh even though your hurting.
Because every time your sad even though i dont know why my heart starts hurting.
Because i trust you with everything.
Because when you try to comfort me and dont know what to do its your awkwardness thats comforting.
Because no matter how many other girl's there are my heart's still fluttering.
Because i can never stay mad at you.
Because i can tell you anything.
Because you've never judged me.
Because every flaw you have makes you more perfect.
Because ive seen you be strong en
Paralyzed Looking at youParalyzed 4 days ago in Free Verse
It paralyzes me
I lose myself
You freeze me in my tracks
My heart skips beats and finally stops
I feel numb and I can't breathe
You're so hypnotic
I can't tear my eyes away
But I can't concentrate
Because everything is a blur
I'm paralyzed by you
I could describe it any other way
Your voice is toxic
It sinks through my eardrums
Deep into my veins and seeps into my bloodstream
I'm poisoned by your sweet words
They take over my thoughts
I'm completely dumbfounded and lost for words
Everything around me keeps moving
But I'm stuck
I'm stuck in love with you
141/1000 - SicknessesThursday, September 22, 2011141/1000 - Sicknesses4 days ago in Free Verse
When you walked into class,
You made me jump,
As I wasn't expecting
To see you there.
You were smiling,
But your face was pale
Aside from a raw nose
And exhausted eyes.
You said quietly,
Revealing your congestion
Through your voice,
"I'm sorry I didn't call,
But I've been asleep
Refraining from reaching to you
In case you were still contagious.
Of course I feel bad
That you've been sick,
But a part of me is relieved,
The same part that never remembers
What you promised me.
For You...He's in his room.For You...4 days ago in Free Verse
The blinds are closed and the door is locked.
The X-box is on but he's not playing it.
His ear buds are blaring with some song.
He lays there.
He's eyes burn as they stair up at the ceiling.
His phone rings.
He looks and smiles.
He sits up and dries his eyes.
He clears his throat and answers.
He'll suck it up for you.
He'll hide his problems from you.
Just so you don't worry.
He'll listen to you.
He'll make you feel better.
Then you'll hang up.
He'll sit there for a while.
Then he'll get up.
He'll open his blinds and unlock his door.
He'll smile now.
He'll smile because of you.
140/1000 - Should Have Seen It ComingWednesday, September 21, 2011140/1000 - Should Have Seen It Coming5 days ago in Free Verse
I should have seen it coming.
It began over the weekend.
You stopped returning my texts,
And while I started out
Believing your phone had died,
When you didn't show up on Monday...
Well, I should have seen it coming.
You're still missing,
And I'm still missing you,
Especially while doing my homework alone
For the second time
On a Wednesday night.
Multi-lingual dorks We text in so many languagesMulti-lingual dorks 6 days ago in Free Verse
It's stupid how cheesy we are
But google translate saves lives
I love the flow of other words
Ones I cannot speak
The languages you write and I write
The ones we will never know
They unite us
You tell me you love me and you care
And it means so much
Having to decipher this code
To see what you said
I hope this doesn't end
Our dorkish teenage romance
I love you so deeply
Please keep sending me Latvian and spanish
Or Greek and Arabic
I'll treasure these sayings
In other languages
Until I can no longer pronounce the words
Of a language I never learned
139/1000 - BoredomSaturday, September 17, 2011139/1000 - Boredom6 days ago in Free Verse
And without homework
Or another book to read,
I have nothing to do,
I'm starting to feel bored,
And since I'm saving this journal
For special poems to you
(If you can call this special),
I pulled out my English notebook,
Picked a page in the back,
And rambled to myself.
It wasn't like this,
But I figured
Since you aren't here
You'd be curious to know
It's turning into a story.
You don't know about these poems,
So why would you be curious
About what I'm writing
In this journal
Versus on regular paper?
FoundDarknessFound6 days ago in Free Verse
Magic magic whoo magic magic whooBeing with you is like magicMagic magic whoo magic magic whoo1 week ago in Free Verse
Everything is different
I see the world through a different lens
And it's like magic
I could raise an army of ghosts
Or power a city for weeks
With the energy that builds up inside
I just want to let it all out
But I don't know how
It's like magic
Like the song we like
"Magic magic whoo"
I can't stop singing it
"Got me feeling like I'm falling in love"
Because it's how I feel
This magic between us is so surreal
138/1000 - You're OkayThursday, September 15, 2011138/1000 - You're Okay1 week ago in Free Verse
You said again today,
Your voice heavy
With your tears
Still trapped behind your eyes,
"But I have to...
We'll have to reschedule
I replied quickly
To keep you feeling okay.
"I had to cancel last week,
So now it's your turn."
I smiled at you,
But you returned it
But are you?"
You answered sweetly,
Thankful for my asking.
"I promised you,
Tris...Your heart drums against my cheek,Tris...1 week ago in Free Verse
its steady beat lulling me to sleep.
Your voice slips down my spinal cord
making my heart race
even faster than the metal songs kissing your lips.
Your hand in mine-
in my hair-
around my waist-
wiping away my tears-
merely your touch
is as powerful as an amplified electric guitar.
And the rock notes clinging to your fingers
drips onto my lips
and I breathe them in-
life flooding my muted being.
And your lips on my temple
wakes a sonnet in my body
that only you know how to play.
MotivationDarlin'Motivation1 week ago in Free Verse
you are my boots fallin' off and the wigglin' of toes.
You are no work tomorrow and eighty ways to stretch long legs.
You are my hand on the spine of a cat and it's fresh winter coat.
You are distant dog barks instead of howling engines.
You are the wind coming in all night and the dawn gray and cloudy.
You are the perfect place to pause and say hello.
137/1000 - Not Quite MissingTuesday, September 13, 2011137/1000 - Not Quite Missing1 week ago in Free Verse
You said sadly
As you sat down
But I won't be able to
Come over tomorrow."
I was stunned into silence
For just a moment
Before I remembered
I've had to cancel on you before,
And I'm not the center
Of your life.
Of course I'll miss you tomorrow,
But it's not like
You won't be at school then
Or the next day
Or the next day,
And this weekend,
We're scheduled for another date.
You're not quite missing,
But I'll still miss you.
do you wish to fly?do you wish to fly?1 week ago in Free Verse
It was only a few weeks ago when I fell in love with you.
Honestly, it was your hair that caught my attention. Seriously, it was so long!
Was it a coincidence you were born on October 4, 1004? Maybe you actually fell from heaven and the heavens gave us a sign you were here?
I don’t know why your smile makes my heart flutter; maybe it’s your eyes?
I’m not sure why your gaze makes me want to jump out of my seat; even if sometimes it makes me want to hit you.
The sounds that your name is made up of were so easy for me to pronounce, and your face was easy to remember.
정: clean. Your appearance is that way, but I don’t really think your mind is always like that.
한: country. I’m not sure where you came from or where you’ve been, other than where you are now.
I wonder, since you call yourself an angel,
do you wish to fly?
When I first heard it, I expected differentl
Complex ExchangeOr ratherComplex Exchange1 week ago in Free Verse
I could put
my arms around
Do you like
this love would
I'm the one