A Nail In My HeartIn my heartA Nail In My Heart18 hours ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
There's a nail
Outside its core,
In my hand
There's a hammer
Leaving me a choice
To pull the nail free
Or leave it to rest
In the center of my soul.
And this nail
However deeply it stabs
Or loosely it traps
The litter of dreams
And hopes I've trapped inside,
Gathering them together
To be displayed like
A dying tribute
To a once loved species,
A once treasured creation,
Decides my fate
And traps my destiny.
And though I know the nail
Needs to be removed
To release my heart
Of its futile struggle
To hold a collection
Of dying memories,
Every time I feel the nail loosen
As I've grown to older,
Every time I grab that hammer
And smash it against
That obvious futilit
Life is a Study of ContrastIf not for the darkness,Life is a Study of Contrast2 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
We wouldn’t know the difference
Between a star and a ball of dust.
Life is a study of contrast.
We get dark,
Not to fall apart
But to shine.
equally damaged*equally damaged16 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
i still remember how you looked that afternoon
i didn't really know what to call you
you didn't know me at all
it was a time of innocence
so easy to look at, so hard to define
i wasn't shopping for a doll,
to say the least i thought i'd seen them all
the dice was loaded from the start
i bet, and you exploded in my heart
before our innocence was lost
you were always one of those
blessed with lucky 7s
and a voice that made me cry.
we used to hold hands down
those unfamiliar streets
you used to take me diving
into the watery blue deep
how did we get here,
to this point in living?
you never seem to want to dance anymore
i never thought we'd go to war
after all the things we saw
but somehow i lost touch
and you went out of sight
i wish i could touch you again
i wish i could still call you a friend
but now with post-demise at hand
i can't go to you for consolation,
because we're off limits
during this transition.
and i thank the lord
for the people i have found-
they say everything
ColorsSee the colorsColors18 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
In the air and wind.
They speak to you like a second twin.
They are your emotions
They are with you
Through magical binds.
They turn bright
When you're elated.
And sing for you
When you're creative.
They are warm
When you fall in love.
Then turn cold
When you break,
Like a fragile dove.
See the colors in the air and wind?
They protect you
Like a special friend.
Unrequited LoveAn act of admirable courageUnrequited Love7 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
from the sincerest of hearts
a love that I cannot encourage
the feeling in me then departs.
Do not be in solitary confusion
I have a burning determination
do not reach the wrong conclusion
but I must reject this fixation.
It is not you, nor is it me
please do not lose all hope
but I believe this was not meant to be
I know that you will be able to cope.
A heart with fervent ambition
may not be able to settle as easily
a pretend love cannot come to fruition
truly, I do care for you deeply.
Forgive me, how selfish am I
for turning away such a great love
please don't let your spirits die
No words of appeasement to think of.
I apologize endlessly for your unrequited love.
.i lost my mind.20 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
between the hollow
bones and his
for poetry.i.for poetry.17 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
bookcases kiss my ceiling, and i am huddled
by the light of a scented candle (pumpkin, or
baked apples—whatever ignites the autumnal
longing in my spirit) with a journal clutched in
fingers stained with ink, the blood of poetry
smearing against my skin like war paint—pen
dances across page like a boat across the ocean
it happens: the fire i thought was out since i was
ten sets my rib cage ablaze, encasing my heart in
a summertime fire, and the burning twigs that
used to be my hands rip holes in time as that pen
makes magic out of painful mistakes, rearranging
memories as they should have been—people say
what they should have said, and i become whole
spring settles; flowers bloom from spaces between
words that make purple prose seem pale
SurrealOdorous fingernailsSurreal19 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
As cancerous lakes
Twice upon licorice
a numbered doll.
Of chalky prestige,
climb with ease.
The Broken WolfThe Broken Wolf20 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
That is what you see in the depths of my eyes.
A million shattered pieces.
Broken up inside
trying to fight
I can't keep it all together
I can't stand against this stormy weather
That is what you hear when I breath slowly.
A defeated sigh.
I breathe out
Am I defeated?
I ask myself
as I hear howlings all around
cries of desperate souls
cries of those
That is what you feel when from heights I fall.
A lifeless body.
Caught up in this moment
caught up in how I feel
you say it's not real
but to me it's as real
as the very land on which I stand.
That is what you see when I carefully give a laugh.
An impossible smile.
Hopelessly crying out
howling away I long
to hear your shout
I long to feel your strength
to feel that I won't be powerless
in the end.
a poem about too many people and too much heart.you were mya poem about too many people and too much heart.11 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
conclusion- the last paragraph
and the last thing
i got to say.
i loved you and i
took words from
between my eyelashes and i
put them down for
you, i took you apart
a million times
in my mind and always put you
and i drew
you, soft and silhouetted
window, the pane
foggy and i thought of you
in the darkest of
times, because i kept telling myself
that you were the
light (like you
i know that i am just
a girl with
too much heart and
too weak of ribs; but
i was hoping
that you would help the foxes
hunt the hounds, just for
CryingCan I hold it in any longer?Crying13 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Can I resist the strain?
Can i keep my tears way back,
Back from where they came?
They see me every day,
a smile on my face.
What they don't see are my eyes.
Sad and glazed over,
To scared to fall over.
The odds were never in my favor.
Crying, then is not a sign of weakness, but a sign of being strong for far to long.
.sometimes i.13 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
want to feel like
i'm loved, from
held in their arms,
listening to their
whispers in my ear, saying
i'll hold you close if
you return the gaze.
i think my
heart wants to
burst, but i'm hesitant
of the change
because i would
probably be better
at staring at nothing,
my head limp and hands
trying to find
something to touch,
to escape the
feeling of abandonment,
like an old barn with
no more soft hay, just
the repeat of wild
rats leaving whatever
i can't use, because
it's such a waste.
(who knows what i should do; it's like i just opened an old box)
but maybe someone
is out there, out there
(but waiting is a part of living in these bodies; i need to dust off the old books)
Radiant ContentmentMyRadiant Contentment20 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
WispyMelodicWispy20 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Lovers embraceLovers embrace20 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
There was a girl,
She was suicidal and broken,
And wasn't very outspoken.
She had a boyfriend,
He had a heart purer than gold,
And on those long nights, her he would hold.
He tried to show her,
That she wasn't broken, just bent,
And that his time with her is well spent.
When she tried to kill herself,
He'd be there to stop her,
And make those hurtful memories a blur.
But one day he had to leave,
"Please be alive when I get back." He said,
But he just didn't know, she'd be in deaths bed.
A month later, he finally returned,
He was ready to see her,
To make sure she didn't burn.
But what he seen,
Gave him great shock,
Because in deaths jaws, she was locked.
She left a note for him,
And it said,
"Told you I was broken, I'm better off dead"
As he layed there and cried,
He whispered in defeat,
"You weren't broken to me, and with you, death I'll meet"
Broken Teardrops on my keyboardLaying here under the darkBroken Teardrops on my keyboard15 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Looking up at the dark starry night
The stars glimpse in the dark sky
They remind me of your smile
The moon shines bright
The memory of your sparkling eyes appeared
I knew you're gone and I have to go
As I close the door behind me
I fell in temporarily love
With a stranger
He was a friend of yours
But I couldn't speak to him
He has a connection with you
But even if I fell in temporarily love
You're still all I think about at night
You're still my reason to the teardrops on my keyboard
You're still the song I keep singing to
I wish I can come back to you
But the world knows I can't
My broken heart still beats painfully
I still cry to the broken sound of my heartbeat
freeThere's been a filmfree7 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Collecting on my bones
The way poetry seems to,
The way love condenses
And spills over;
I've been learning to live alone,
Enveloping myself in the
Emptiness like a moth-eaten quilt
It is safe here,
With the memories
Tucked away, but
I am done with this
I am not broken anymore
And I have no intention
Of pleasing you.
You can break my bones before
'Cause I know this ache
This tar of my bloodstream;
Molten flecks of my memories,
The pieces of you
I couldn't stand to keep
I know this sorrow and I reject it
And this is the monster you've been left with:
A girl who will not succumb
Who is no one's but her own
And belongs to nothing
But her dreams.
And for the first time,
I feel invincible.
dog days.i was once lostdog days.11 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
in the way
that flowers grew-
but then you took me
to a field of
and laid me down and
kissed me; and suddenly
i no longer felt the need
The beauty of the oceanThe beauty of the ocean17 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Calm and loud,
Somehow it makes you proud.
It's peaceful and neat,
And the feel of the water,
Can be oh so sweet.
The pretty blue of the water,
Makes it all worth while,
It's always makes you smile.
For those days you're down,
And feeling depressed,
Go look at the ocean, you'll figure out the rest.
The ocean is a beautiful thing,
Deep but light,
The waves of the water can give you might.
It's deeper than a 1,000 words,
It drives you deeper than a thought,
Why, it's the ocean, peace you have bought.
The ocean is like a hill,
Beware, can you go deep
Living FreelyLiving Freely18 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
We can reach up and touch the sky.
We can let the wind kiss our skin,
And engulf us in mixed smells,
It erases all of our sins.
Our burdens will be lifted,
All lies will be erased,
And freedom we will taste.
We'll run in the fields,
Without a singe care,
We'll let the wind play with our hair.
This is living freely,
Without any regrets,
For freedom I would bet.
Freedom is earned,
After you fight your biggest fight,
And to win it, you must use all your might.
Once you earn it,
Don't let go,
Cause you'll need it, you'll see so.
DarknessHere in the darkness I layDarkness1 day ago in Free Verse More Like This
Shattered and slowly fading away
Only on the inside I cry
While on the outside I slowly die
My heart is nowhere here
It will not be found again I fear
Alone I lay and think
Of my hate of the color pink
The color showing love
When people are as happy as a dove
While I'm here alone
My withering body turning to bone
it's all about the blessingsforget the rainy, storming daysit's all about the blessings1 day ago in Free Verse More Like This
between each sunrise and sunset
are moments of peaceful light
if you know me now, you know how far I have to go
if you knew me then, you know how far I've come
If you wanna be happy.Days go by, so fast sometimes,If you wanna be happy.12 hours ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
And I have lost track of my life.
Don’t know where starts,
Can hardly tell how it ends.
Constantly searching for a soul to call my friend.
My whole life’s been a test.
A testament at best,
To how hard I’ve had to try.
But I’ve never given up,
Or given into love,
That I know will leave me when I die.
When you realize you’re lonely it's too late.
If you wanna be happy, don’t wait.
Everything around you is part,
Of my soul and your beating heart.
Don’t waste to long on the right words to say.
If you wanna be happy don’t wait.
If you wanna be happy don’t wait.
Wisdom I find, comes with time,
And I am fixing my life.
A little patience and truth,
To put together what I never knew,
And lead me right back to you.
It’s bigger than before,
And harder to ignore,
This world I’ve woken up to.
When you realize you’re lonely it's too late.
If you wanna be happy, don’t wait.
Everything around y