AnxietySometimes,Anxiety7 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Sick isn't something
You can see.
When I'm standing there -
Fists bracing -
For 'no reason at all',
I hope it makes you
Feel big and tall,
To tell me I'm being stupid.
When I can't talk to someone -
Because my throat is dry,
And I feel sick,
Like I can't
Catch my breath,
Like I'm going to cry
Like I'm hurtling
Towards death -
Don't tell me to
'Get over myself'.
When I'm crying -
And my knees
And I'm too scared
And every heart
Makes me jump -
How can you tell me
I need to 'grow up'?
When I can't get on a bus -
Because so many people,
So many eyes,
And my mind is force-feeding
Me so many lies -
Don't tell me I 'think I'm better
Than everyone else'.
I'm trying my hardest.
Really, I am.
Would you tell someone with a broken leg
To just get up and walk?
Would you tell someone with no tongue
To open their mouth and talk?
Would you tell a wingless angel
So tell me why -
When it is
those who lie behind eyelidsBenjamin Ithose who lie behind eyelids13 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
we watched silent films.
you bought an excitable child sweets
with money you couldn't spare.
i often wish
you were still
we hid devotion
in quiet moments.
i had always mocked those
who claimed that
innocence is bliss,
your innocence was blissful.
nearly four years past
but you're still so present
a specter spectator
lying arrogant, indolent
on the sidelines of me;
chaining me close.
your lips were always dry
and you gave up too soon.
when you left, i spent
forty-six sleepless nights
on the living room sofa;
i couldn't go near the bed.
you looked right through me,
searching only for the
in his eyes.
heaven closed up shop
when we passed by;
forever fell ill and fled.
i can't help but wonder
if i haunt your silences
the way you inhabit
you were empirical logic,
Gratitude.How happy I was..... How wonderful you made my life.Gratitude.13 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Lately, I seem to be catching myself in the same state of mind, it´s as if you are still here.
It´s great, I´m really happy again, a marvellous carefree feeling. The exact same feelings I´d get when thinking you´d soon be home and I´d look forward to you wrapping your warm strong arms lovingly around my shoulders and we´d kiss. I feel content....
After a while reality engulfs me once more......I´m sad again. It´s quite hard. You have vanished, gone from my life but not completely. I know I´ll miss you for evermore but I still have traces of you in my heart.
Thank you Honey, for all the love and the laughter becaue if it wasn´t for you I´d never have known such amazing love and happiness, for you I am truly grateful.
By Suzanne Karbach September 2014
for the few and far betweenlightning against a silver sky slashesfor the few and far between3 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
its way into your fingernails, and the
last leaves of goodbye blue shed
you will tremble, you
will quake. but you need to charge
through the storm that is
porcelain and cream and indigo in
a single second - the thud
press your (sole, soul) firmly into
footsteps you trot behind
[you can't let these moments
dig down too deep that they
fasten the chain with your
fangs - bare them, too -
you're still a seed, but you've
DemonsI need you as a beacon.Demons1 day ago in Free Verse More Like This
A beacon of your love beamin'
And a heart that's gleamin'
Shed light over my demons.
Even while I'm weakened,
Me sitting and screamin'
Broken down and beaten,
In life, Love is the meanin'
give me poetry or give me deathwhen the professor says to only read the most important,give me poetry or give me death21 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
instructs us on topic sentences and summaries,
my ear is tuned to relevant information,
data, facts, numbers and dates,
but i revel in the extravagance,
the complex words that mean
nothing to my history books or index cards,
and everything to my heart
i have studied the way certain actions prelude a war,
i've got the periodic table imprinted on the inside of my eyelids
but i dont-dont-dont care
Interest, regard, or liking.
did not show the least care for her
To object or mind.
Shadow angelUsed to be an angelShadow angel4 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
But you’re fallen
White wings slowly turn into black
You can’t fly anymore
’Cause you’re losing your feathers
Falling from broken bonds
Into the darkest shadows
But even when you’re fallen
I can find you in the shadows
Of your own heart
Because your bright shining halo
Is the guiding to find you
So let me take you
Out of the darkness
Into your light
True PainTrue pain is not that agony forged on a slit wrist, angry with razor marks and raw with cutsTrue Pain2 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
true pain is, and always will be, the strength to smile as if life has reached its highest,
whilst around you, life has sunken to it's lowest.
To bestow your joy upon others, even though within, you suffer,
is true pain, and it takes the utmost courage to muster.
To All ThoseTo all those who saidTo All Those23 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
I wouldn't amount to much
I'm going to college
While you sit in the gutter
To all those who said
I wouldn't find love
I have a boyfriend
Who loves me more than the world
To all those who said
I should just die
I am still alive
And am stronger than you
To all those who hurt me
I am sorry someone hurt you
So much that you decided
To hurt others even more
Kind of something just like loveThe kind of something just like loveKind of something just like love14 hours ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
The type you can never be sure of
So passionate and raw
Defying every confirmed law
The kind of people that we are
Always close when far apart
Our own versions of each other
The truth always seems to bother
We kept searching for more
What were we looking for?
Kindred spirits, two halves a whole
But never someone in control
In a different place and other time
You could've been completely mine
And though are love burns like fire
It's always an untouched desire
I hope I'll see you soon
Maybe under a different moon
Then we'll be as one
No more need for us to run
pretty woman.pretty woman,pretty woman.8 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
wear a wig
with blackened curls
and a pig
beside your side;
in my car,
i beg you, please,
don’t stray far!
far from the seats
is a truth
that’s too unkind
the root is there,
the sprout snug,
the dirt is flat
with one bug.
i kiss your smile,
across your lips
like I said.
your muddy eyes,
your soft lust,
your secret pain
that is just.
i hold you close,
yes, it’s true.
Don't Listen to the Flowers Don't listen to the talking flowers,Don't Listen to the Flowers19 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
All they do is lie.
They will surely feed off you,
And will soon cause you to die.
Pay no mind to the gossiping tulips,
They look to one another and laugh.
Just keep your head held high,
And continue on your path.
Ah the sunflowers,
Bright was an adjective given to them by mistake.
They will always deceive you,
Then drown you in a figurative lake.
Last of all, the roses,
Those thorns are just for show.
They are just as frail as the rest of us,
Don't hang your head so low.
So don't listen to the talking flowers,
All they do is lie.
Don't ever let them feed off you,
Or you might just have to say "goodbye".
OceanaYour favorite color is the grayish blueOceana42 minutes ago in Free Verse More Like This
the clouds turn when the sun goes down;
it's the color of the sky at night
against tree branch silhouettes,
and it's the same color of your eyes.
When I met you I thought they were
grayer than storm clouds and
rougher than sand paper,
but I've gotten to know you since
and I see you've let a light in.
It's like the sun is rising
kissing your ocean blue pleasant,
your pupils are surrounded by fireflies
who wish you no harm.
So where is the harm in flying with them?
Where is the wrong in soaring across an open sea,
exploring your depths?
Where did you go,
did I push you too far?
I see your eyes have reverted back
to storm clouds.
Did the thunder shake you?
Or was that your anxiety rolling in?
Did the lightning break you?
Or did it just pierce a hole in your ship?
Darling, where did you drown?
Wayward ChoicesI traveled through the valley of death,Wayward Choices2 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
A land where evil spirits thrive,
But like so many souls before me,
I didn't make it out alive.
I fought through my demons
And I thought I was doing well,
But it ended up the cruelest trick,
And it wasn't long before I fell.
Evil crushed me underfoot
And broke me to my core.
They left me there, weak and dying
Bleeding out onto the floor.
And they stood to the side and laughed at me,
Laughed at my misery and pain.
They waited with sadistic glee
Till they had my soul to gain.
Even in death, I know no peace.
They torment me to the day.
That's what you get, I suppose
When you walk a wayward way,
And take your life before you should.
Such torment follows you.
If only you knew the mistakes in this life
Would follow you once you're through.
The factoryShe assembles the same thing every dayThe factory7 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Worn out by routine
Her life is a dead end
Programmed as a robot
Her life will end here in this factory
Surrounded by these machines soulless
ForgotWhen you are in hell for so longForgot17 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
You forget things
You forget what its like to not be afraid
You forget how to be carefree
When you have been in hell for so long
And you are suddenly cast out of it
Its not real
It all feels like a dream
And I'll soon wake up into the nightmare
Where I belong
I forgot what its like to be happy
To not live in fear
I forgot what its like to trust someone
I forgot what its like to not want to kill yourself every waking moment
I forgot what its like to live
Scotch TapeScotch Tape20 hours ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
Why don't you tell me
how you and P-21
had sex last night
lost 46 times to him at tic-tac toe
or how about when
we went to the tunnel and I
passed out on the way there
and I want to know
if I have any family yet
is P-21 my father?
that blue pony is weird
pull the tape
from my eyes
tell me the truth
I want to realize
stop feeding me
why can't you tell me
what happened at stable 99
I had to kill everypony
they all lived happily ever after
or when you decided
you had to erase my memories
I did what was best for you
I made you forget
and I need to know
who will be there for me
P-21 isn't ready to be a father
he is somewhat miserable
pull the poison cloud
from my eyes
I need my father
by my side
what emotions you have
you can't hide
why didn't you leave me
like the rest of them?
I thought you weren't infected
you are P-21's daughter
You were my way out
you are one adorable little pony
or why did you think
they were gonna rape me?
I needed my butt rumped
I need yo
TectonicsTectonicsTectonics17 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
It's at times like this
When earthquakes crumble the mortar that holds together my brick walls
And let my heart start seeping through
At times when I feel more and sleep less
That I desire arms without a body
To hold me without debt
Without a heart
To take down
With the weight
To hear the way I cry
No eyes to see my puffy face
And no mind to demand explanations for the unreasonable
Eruptions as my geyser tear ducts blow again
From all that pent up pressure
Just arms to hold me in
And squeeze the feelings out.
-My Fallen Star-It's 3 am and I'm drunk on memories-My Fallen Star-22 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Our first date replays its bittersweet symphony
From the moment we locked eyes
To our first sweet kiss goodnight
I'd give anything to go back in time
To smell your scent sailing the air
Your fingers sliding between mine
Telling me “Don't ever leave my side”
I'd smile and kiss your tender lips
Oh, how I miss you
It's 4 am and your ring lays on my hand
Shining like a star over a barren wasteland
Every twinkle, a reminder of your touch
From the way you gave me a hug
To the moment you said “forever isn't enough”
Those words I've kept hidden and safe
Deep in my heart whispering back “never leave”
But there in lies my broken dream
You're gone and I'm left empty
Oh, I miss you
I'll always miss you...
PlutoQuiet quiet quietPluto23 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Cold cold cold
My soul belongs to Gravity
An endless chain for eternity
And two people
Into one moon
With two oceans
Swallowing the sun
And far away from that warmth
I keep myself to ensure that I am safe
Keep my mouth shut and my eyes taped
I am a modeled citizen after backwards dates
Dot your maps with thin black lines
Read in between my eyes
Take me up to the stars
Little cracks of light
I have to see it
Or I’ll never believe it
And I’m afraid that lost things
Aren't always looking to be found.
(Tonight, I beg God, that I may once again, see a sky full of stars.)
The FarmThe FarmThe Farm9 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
O’er the hills and far away,
‘Tis there my heart and home be found!
‘Neath trees which gentle breezes sway,
And grow so tall for miles around!
Oasis hidden from the world,
Where woe and worry seldom tread,
Where joys on summer breezes swirl,
And tears of woe are never shed!
The crickets sing when sun has set,
And nightingales chirp merrily!
Come visit us, and you will know,
True Southern hospitality!
On ettouffee and bred you’ll dine,
On cakes and pies still steaming!
With belly full of food so fine,
You’ll think you were a-dreaming!
O how I love those woods so green!
O how I love those skies so blue!
This place, till for yourself you’ve seen,
Cannot be just described to you!
So come on down and visit us!
Know old Americana!
Come see the home I hold so dear,
HOORAH for Looziana!
Unfinished1.Unfinished8 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I'm done with you and your misplaced hate
Acting as if my happiness is yours to confiscate
I'm done with you deciding my fate
And you never getting your story straight
I'm done with you piling troubles onto my plate
Always calling me a worthless, godless ingrate
You think I don't see the arrogance in your gait?
So let's see if your knowledge is up to date
Let's take you back, let's study this woe
Let's test this theory you think you know
Let's erase this divide between lady and beau
Let's see what we need to let peace flow
And the attraction from which will grow
The kind of love that sets your soul aglow
When a kiss was a big deal, do you remember?
Those days you didn't understand a calender
When nothing revolved around your gender
When there was no need to be a pretender
Because everything was both tough and tender
When there was no stigma around 'I surrender'
Because everyone became your greatest defender
Ancient HeartWebs built across my heartAncient Heart22 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
They're holding it together
Please don't touch it ever again
It's more fragile than ever
I placed it in your hands
So I see that it's my fault
Every time you dropped it
And claimed it wasn't an assault
I forgave you every time
I pretended that I was fine
But on the inside, I'm shredded
Silently dying to die
And each time I broke more
I'm barely even dust
I don't think I'll ever be fixed
Or if I'll ever be able to trust
My heart is ancient glass
Worn thin over the years
If there's anything left, I don't know
It might be drowned from all the tears
Look with your eyes
Don't say kind words
Don't give me those looks
Don't you dare try to touch me
Don't send me sweet things
Don't try to send me love
Because the slightest gust of air
Will mutilate what's left in here