5'6 in heels5'8.5'6 in heels11 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
36, 25, 38, it'd be nice.
long, healthy blonde hair,
typical caucasian female.
miles of legs,
collarbones of a model, yeah.
how pretty, yeah.
i went in for a checkup, momma made me
get my blood panel done.
it's always the same. blood pressure,
check my ears, hold me down for the
life that runs inside me because needles are
nasty. she made me step up to the
wall. my mother snorted.
she made me step onto the scale.
my mother 'tsked.'
i'm half asian and the other half white and i couldn't
give a damn about what i would have
to give up to be either or.
46, 32, 48, give me a break.
the man in the diner calls me sweetie and
asks how i got so pretty.
i can't afford to put my alarm clock on snooze.
i roll out of bed,
pull two-sizes-too-big jeans on and button them.
i tuck my uniform shirt in. i go to the bathroom.
the lights don't come on until
i have brushed my hair at least twice; once to get the
knots out a
r u d eIt makes me laughr u d e23 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
when you say I'm rude
when you asked for my opinion
and I gave it to you.
HertzThe human ear can perceiveHertz1 day ago in Free Verse More Like This
Frequencies anywhere from
20 to 20,000 hertz.
Our song vibrates
At less than 3 hertz.
Chance the Rapper taught me
Not to write love songs,
Instead, I’m writing ‘you’ songs.
I’m not in love.
I’m in you,
I am so in you.
XVIII (Melting Brain)XVIII (Melting Brain)XVIII (Melting Brain)19 hours ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
18 days left till 18.
and i feel x plus something
equals the sum of adulthood.
and i’m missing the formula
to add that math up
so i subtract myself from it
in hopes of finding the answer.
damn it to hell, i missed a step.
so i make it a fraction
and hope that divides a prime number.
but that only multiplies the anxiety
because i know that doesn’t come out real.
and i can’t separate myself from reality
because what you add on one side
you must do to the other
when the variable isn’t known.
(and basically, you can be imaginative
but you have to make it a reality
or it’s just an idea
and ideas don’t get you paid
and realities eat money
like hungry hippos
but democrats are donkeys
and republicans are elephants.)
and no matter how many moments
i try to make into a solvable problem
the issue only comes out as x.
so let’s put it into a science.
i was born on the 19th of october,
Siren's LullabySiren's LullabySiren's Lullaby1 day ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Lay your head to rest,
sleep underneath my caress.
You are safe with me,
in depths of this sea.
Focus on sweet melody,
feel the ocean's harmony.
Hear how, the waves sing,
Precious, never fear,
I'm right here.
I shall guard your sleep.
Boy and GirlI.Boy and Girl11 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
To the boy who is lost in the cracks
he used to jump over in kindergarten.
Always sad poems about the girls,
but never one about you.
Pretending to be strong isn’t really strong darling.
Just let yourself be, and through these storms.
Be a Odysseus you’ve always dreamed of being.
In the end, pretend happiness will become more of a reality for you.
You my darling, are a crushed flower,
not allowing yourself to bloom.
I stand over you, see the tears your trying to hide.
A girl who trips through life hiding
from the whispers in your head.
I can only bestow dreams of bliss, make
you want to rejoin the joyful.
When you fall, I will beg for a recovery.
Every victory I will cheer because it was from you.
Just get well soon hun, when it comes to the finale,
you will cast away the unknown.
black for every birthdaythe shame in my breathblack for every birthday20 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
and time captured in
my throat screaming
for the pituitary
let me be lost
please let me be
the last ray of sunlight
old and peaceful
at the dawn of winter
i do not run with the herd
i live with the carcasses
of predators, wearing their
skin, using their eyes and
as they do
i roam these woods
for a perfect melody
one word and i will drown
in these smiling currents
without a care
this pebble belongs there
in black waters.
tales of a would-be egotistbreaking news!tales of a would-be egotist17 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
i really do not give a shit
what my family thinks.
more at 11.
tries to convince self and others that
she doesn't care
some things i have learned:
i. quandaries about faith are never simple.
ii. liking myself is either bad or impossible.
iii. the (perceived) line between self-love and arrogance is invisible.
iv. coming out is hard.
v. this poem is probably not a good way to do it.
vi. high school is toxic.
vii. so are most highschoolers.
viii. steinbeck does not deserve his venerated position in classic literature.
the bathroom selfA little more somethingthe bathroom self19 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
And I will
The ones who made me hail to some
They told me with their blue lips
Not to dance the way I want,
Shoved some happy pills
Down my strangulated throat.
I saw how the atmosphere
Reflects those midnight particles.
They watched me
Under their crystal microscope
Under their chloroform monocles
Did I look pretty under your halogen lamps?
Did I fall like snow upon my apple-bed?
Still – my dreams are full of ghosts, or mirrors
With turning eyes and maybe
The devouring staircase.
For you – I was never quick enough
In changing my fur into
Your princess robe.
For all you misanthropic narcissists –
You’ll never understand
How the hatred-black roses
Are magically appearing on
The veins. They’re cat scratches
“Now you’re free”, they whisper
And claw their tendrils deeper –
The Real LifeLet's sneak out of homeThe Real Life15 hours ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Some chilly winter night
And sleep under the stars
Forget about the tungsten light
This is the real life
A smile, a kiss, a pint of tears
Let's fall again in love
With the same old songs, the same old fears
Mistaken as we breathe we fall
Is it worth anything at all?
And when we're right
It's time to die
My darling, promise not to cry
We're hitting hatefully the wall
That's keeping us inside
With you I'd walk around the world
To find a place where we belong
Goodbye, au revoir, so long
I'll send my demons all away
And even when life's going wrong
I swear that I'll be there to stay
Mistaken as we breathe we fall
Is it worth anything at all?
And when we're right
It's time to die
My darling, promise not to cry
Destroyed My RealityI’m sorry to sayDestroyed My Reality23 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
This may be my last
To my dismay
This was part of my past
I’m not sure
If it will be missed
If it was not for her
I would not exist
She was the one
Who destroyed reality
Now that you’re done
At last some finality
But is that all
That they write
When I fall
The world turns white
Outside the door
If anything resists
It is no more
The wasteland is so vast
Destruction is the key
I know at long last
What will be set free
IEC 5009IEC 5009IEC 500922 hours ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
red ring circuit cut, circa unknown
variable change to the power
of the broken infinity symbol-
ic(e) like jewelry, freeze up,
and choke on the chain.
Sculptor of DisasterAnxiety chips away at meSculptor of Disaster4 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
like a sculptor working on
their greatest masterpiece;
forming me to become something
I don't wish to be and reducing
me to nothing more than a hunk of
granite and stone.
Every time I fail to wrestle the chisel
from the death grip of my worry;
I feel a little bit more of me die
and gather at my feet, nothing but a pile of
dust waiting to be blown away in the
Securing the fact that I am nothing more than
my anxiety allows me to be.
ImmortalIf we could turn back in time? If regret wasn't so bitter?Immortal13 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Would change something? We would allow such sadness?...
It's pride that keeps you in silence, or is guilt?
Is shyness or fear?
Look at me, damn, look at me and look at those eyes that only cry for you!
Look how foolishness you've done on behalf of your selfishness and your coldness,
look how much you hurt me every day, and how I just feel alone in this world with you.
I feel lonely even when you wake up next to me every morning.
This isn't normal, this can't be normal...
I miss so much your smiles and your sincere and tender caresses.
Take away this dark blot in my heart,
take off this dirty and dry makeup stuck in my face, wipe the tears that flow.
Stay with me, fuck...
It's a disease, can't stop loving you.
Do we.. Can weDo we have the time to say more than just "hello" to someone, anymore?Do we.. Can we6 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Do we have the time to go to someones aid if they look upset, anymore?
Do we have the time to eat with ones, anymore?
Do we have the time to put down our games, and play with ones anymore?
Do we have the time to put down our electronics to text and call someone, and
use our "personal communication devices" to write and talk to, someone?
Do we have the time to sit down and actually talk to someone face to face, anymore?
Do we have the time to speak to someone we haven't talked to in a long time, anymore?
Do we have the time to just make someone smile, anymore?
Do we have the time to be a friend to someone, anymore?
Do we have the time to be a family member to someone, anymore?
Do we have the time to just listen, anymore?
Do we have the time to heal, anymore?
Do we have the time to live our lives, anymore?
Can we make the time, anymore?
AdmirationYou're a work of artAdmiration9 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Something so beautiful to see
Admiring it from afar is a punishment unlike others
To not touch what is beneath your work
For life has put this wall in between us
Something that cannot be climbed
We've tied to break its boundaries
To be able to feel
It was when we were pulled away-
The glass came in-between it
The brush of my tips
The touch of of your face
I love you it's true
Ever since I laid my eyes on you
I'm sorry I didn't work harder
I wanted us to be one
For the night I came for us to flee
It was the end of the road
A way that I didn't want to go
Crossing along the road I thought of our dreams
The reality of having them finally with you
It was then the bright light hit
The ringing was high
I felt it's push
My life said goodbye...
For the wall was put in-between our lives
Now I see you from above
Knowing that'll love you-
Eons upon eons
I WantI WantI Want17 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
We chitter chatter like birds in trees,
Sending messages along the vine
Until one of us falls asleep – usually me;
My medicated mind maintaining order out of chaos.
I find myself longing
For that certain sound my phone makes,
The one that means a message has meandered into my box.
And each night a wait for the ring
That indicates someone is on the other line,
Wanting to communicate with me.
I have only known you a month,
But I want to be your best friend.
My own. Personal. TortureThree more weeks.My own. Personal. Torture14 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Four more assignments.
I count the days
I try to focus.
I sit. In front. Of. The Screen.
I read. I click. I type.
I Ignore. The Fire. Spreads. Over. My Chest.
I Ignore. The Fire. Sits. In. My Belly.
I Ignore. The Bubbling. Rises. To Taste.
I Ignore. The Hand. Squeezes. Ribs Closed.
I Ignore as the hand grows larger,
I ignore. I ignore. I ignore.
Until it's too much.
One measly little line.
Listen: calm song.
Back to it.
I Ignore. The Pain.
I Ignore. The Tears.
I Ignore. I Ignore. I Ignore!
Click, click, click.
All shut down.
All packed up.
Little Miss NothingIncomplete and not for sure you are doneLittle Miss Nothing13 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Little Miss Nothing as you are so called
Knowing for a fact that you haven’t won
Funny to think that they don’t know you bawled
You are nothing just like the air you breathe
Alone and left to be that way for now
People have no idea that some really sheathe
To not hurt myself is what you vowed
No one to talk to as if no one cares
Treating you just like this pile of dirt
Nothing but these salty little tears
They talking is still just making you hurt
People telling me that you should be dead
Oh Little Miss Nothing you should of bled
Compared with you. Compared with you, I am the moon.Compared with you. 10 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Always covered over by the clouds, whereas you're the sun.
Your rays and beams of light shine straight through.
Compared to you, I am the pebbles outlining the ocean.
Whereas you're the beautiful sea, endless and full of secrets beneath it.
Always taking me away to a better place.
Compared to you, I am nothing without you.
And that is why I need you because you complete me.
Be the sun to my moon,
Be the sea to the pebbles and take me away.
Be my everything.
Be everything that I am compared with to you.
My hero watches over meMy mommy turned on the TV and she sniffled a bit, wetness in her eye. It was 6:00 pm, and she always turned on the TV at that time. I just didn’t quite understand why she was sad; normally TV makes you happy, especially when cartoons come on. I asked her why she always watched it if it makes her sad. She forced a smile and told me it was because she missed daddy and that she was proud of him for being so brave every day. Mommy said daddy was a hero, but I was confused. He didn’t wear a cape or fly through the city stopping bad guys. Even though I never saw it that way, I always knew I felt safe when daddy was there. I wouldn’t worry about any danger when I knew daddy would always be protecting me. I hear about bad things all the time, yet I always see cops, medics, and firefighters there to help. I hear bad things all the time, but the government tries to help. I hear about bad things all the time, but mommy always holds me in her arms and tells me that the heroes areMy hero watches over me11 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
DreamingLast night,Dreaming11 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
I dreamt of you,
You know that?
And the skies
Inside I sat,
Looking out the window
Thinking of seeing you
Thinking of loving you.
Then, I see you
We're holding hands.
So right to be with you
Can't you see
I want you to love me.
I woke up
It was a memory.
What you did
And I cry
Every time I remember it.
I could forget
Memories I own.
The two of us"
Anymore like before,
Now I lay alone.
Can do now,
Is dream of you
As I sleep tonight.
Tender CompassionIn her embrace, lies an odorTender Compassion12 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Of love, care, and support
An engine that fills my dead soul
Only for a short time.
Since fate separated us both
Under a combustion
Caused by my actions and future
Which I did not expect.
Why, curiosity took over
My knowledge and senses
Although I was the one in charge
You still stretch your two arms,
For another chance to renew
All that got lost in burns
Such love is so spontaneous
Mother, you bring me life.
FrecklesI.Freckles12 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
laughing at my own misfortune,
keeps the insecurities and bay!
my demon eyes
slip from my fingers
torment me with sarcasm..
i'll continue to hope you smile again.
strike me continuously
betray me with no end.
i still love you, so,
maturity in my voice
innocence in my laugh
sophistication in my studies.
even in this
immature façade such called a body.
just want to feel your arms encircle my waist;
just don't get impaled by the thorns.
i dream in a monochromic wonderland
rabbits drink tea
and i'm the sane one and wanted by all.
i pick up shattered pieces of glass
and as i try to put them back together, the fall apart once again;
my blood and tears just don't seem to keep them glued in place.