antithesis.before you let your dandelion lipsantithesis.21 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
caress mine and let the sun
fall below your
there’s a wasteland inside
my chest that
needs some light.
heart of nuclear waste
in a convenient cage of broken
fences, fragmented and rotting
shrapnel for teeth under this
angelic guise. my eyes – cigarette
burns to the atmosphere, to your
sky-blue ozone tucked
intimate, those parallel universes you
but my blood is a biohazard,
the radioactive words i spill about ending war
and metal lodged in my
harbors, inhospitable backdrops
in my nation’s waters and poison to my pain,
in my steel jaw that unclenches
sedatives; somehow we gas children
alive, leave regions devoid of life
lives full of stress
and disorder, countries wracked with
elapsed atomic memoirs.
the remains of my existence
splattered across a pink-pale slab
ruptured down the middle like the fissured
fingernails and the
mouths as the clouds inside
Overcast.Overcast is beautifulOvercast.22 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
The sky, a solid slate of gray
Untouched but imperfect
With rain drizzling down all day
I love to take walks when the weather gets like this
It contains a certain calm that the sun will often miss
But even as I'm walking
Dark thoughts will give me trouble
I pause and look down at my own face
Reflected in the puddle
The contours are correct, that is my face, those are my eyes
But it's the soul behind them I don't recognize
And a tear streaks down my cheek
As a smile parts my lips
Even on a day like this
When there's no reason to hide
I still see
A complete stranger inside.
Brace For ImpactI lay on the tracksBrace For Impact21 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
My heels are upon denial
While my head hangs off acceptance
And the truth is barreling towards
Me but I can not get out of its
Path tied down by monsters
Who want to see me suffer
Some just laugh
Others stand frozen in time staring
Waiting to see what happens
When the metal slices me in half
Distorting my reality forever
I close my eyes and weep
Waiting for everything to shatter
Broken BurnsI curl up in the shelter that is my bedBroken Burns21 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
And pull the covers over my head
My body is grateful for this simple type of rest
My mind is sleeping, there are no thoughts at best
I forgot my caramel coffee with a cup of sugar on the bedside table
My shaking hands take up the mug, they are nowhere near stable
And as to prove that, my coffee spills and stains my shirt
In the same sort of way that you stained my heart.
Your ChoiceOne correct choiceYour Choice3 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Can lead you
To a brightness,
Of the best
World has ever
One wrong choice
Can lead you
To a darkness,
Of the worst
World has ever
When you make
You're the one
Doom.Quiet waves fall on the shore,Doom.5 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Vast sea enveloped north.
Icy winds blow in the face,
A snow spits out the window.
The wafer-thin crust of ice is killing me,
If this is so, then the blood will not go away ever.
Blood does not melt the snow,
Do not wash the ice.
Do not give anything except a scarlet color,
Besides a crimson light,
In addition to a radiant sky...
Death of yet one human,
That can changes the world.
Why all this? Why?
He loved, he and threw;
He found, he and lost;
He killed and then resurrected.
Is he a fool?
No, he's just a dream of mine;
He is the one, that I found,
He is the one that will stay with me forever.
When The Night FallsAt nightWhen The Night Falls3 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
When we are left alone
with our minds
The horror begins.
The walls are blocking the sounds.
The bars in front of the windows,
are keeping out the moonlight.
When all the fun is gone
When all the smiles dissapear
And all the masks fall off
When disguises are getting transparent
When everything sounds to good to be true
When silent sobs are common
When we all realize,
that time is inevitable
When reality kicks in, once again
like a brick being thrown through glass
like a punch in our stomachs
It makes us nauseous,
.EntwinedEnvelope me.Entwined19 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
in your misery, melancholy, desolation.
Embrace the nothingness,
Ratzel's become a denizen of.
Hold the bitter cutis,
You assume is snug.
Peer into the fractured pale glass,
That indefinitely stares back,
The everlasting fatal decline,
Life is ugly,
Life is pain,
Life is abuse.
But have we ever deserved more?
The Rose and Her StormA gentle thought of comfort gone forevermore.The Rose and Her Storm19 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
And though my heart was not adequate to shelter you from the storm.
With quivering lips, I crack a smile with bountiful tears in my eyes.
A storm of sorrow graces the flowers with more appeal with time.
Through my storm I hoped that your thorns would one day recede.
But I no longer climb your stem I now truly concede.
Now the exodus has begun, I travel back into the sun.
Underneath your petals no more, healthier in the long run.
LoveLove is a virtue of time that bound stuff.Love1 day ago in Free Verse More Like This
You wait for the moment of the perfect someone to come in.
Something even give that person hope that might come real.
The hope might be because you have something unresolved,
Maybe you aren't sure yet.
Then the time that promise is made or break.
But i think if you really love someone, you know that what in the heart count.
It doesn't matter that it ugly or beautiful, because the heart make up for that
You know when the love is meant to be.
Because if you can make the other person happy or blush or have fun, then you know they probably they are the one.
Even if you say stupid stuff, they still like you.
Even if you are complete numskull.
If they did talk to you at the end of the day, then you know it love.
It doesn't even matter if you make 1000 mistake or another one on top of it.
Just to make it that much more that you aren't perfect.
But do they care no.
Well that is a simple question it is love.
And you know it when you see it.
Stand up straight.Stand up straight,Stand up straight.2 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Hold your chin up high,
Don't shed a tear,
As we say goodbye,
I won't be gone for long,
I promise you,
Come home soon.
This war is temporary,
And soon I'll come back home,
Stay brave, strong, unbroken, my son,
Mommy needs her little man to keep her calm,
I think of when we said goodbye,
As I'm on my way to war,
It warms my heart to the core,
It makes me want to hug you some more,
On the field, or in my cot,
I think of mommy and you,
All the time, you're on my mind,
I can't wait to come back home to you,
I awoke with a smile,
Put on my gear,
Thought of you all, as I went into battle,
Without even an ounce of fear,
Today is different though, my son,
And I'm afraid my promise is broken,
A bullet lodged in my chest,
"I love you my son, my wife, someday I'll see you all again.." are my last words spoken...
Love storyYou and meLove story12 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
We are supposed to be
A love story
Cause they've always been
Embedded in our souls
Cause i know you
Like no one else
And you know me
More then i know myself
So we keep yearning
For us to be
It wont be
Digital HideawayI thriveDigital Hideaway21 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Rooted, in three prong sockets
Coursing with the world
And all its fine bounty
My flesh remains
Loyal to stagnation
As these hollow eyes dart
And roam, with curious vigor
With lips ajar
As the living set sail
As the callous expire
Without a sound
My being unravels
In the zombiesque drone
Of digital hideaway
On CallThe sunrise comesOn Call21 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
All too early
On days in which
I'm meant to save a life
The adrenaline rush
From what I do
Keeps my once-prized slumber
Far at bay
The tell-tale green scrubs
On my body
And blue booties
Over my shoes
Tells everyone else
That I must be
But I am not
I just do what I'm meant to
I am no more important
Than the person unconscious
Whose body is sprawled
Across the operating table
By saving them
I have saved myself
TreasuresThese small treasures, I hold so dearTreasures1 day ago in Free Verse More Like This
memories of our time together....
blossom on the trees
walking along the beach
a sweet tender kiss
smiles and laughter
for memories are timeless
precious treasures of the heart...
© Lissie Bull 2014 All rights reserved
 this is (not) a joke.this is a joke this is (not) a joke.19 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
but also, it isn’t.
you say hello,
i smile politely and ask how you are
we talk for seventeen more minutes
i have to leave now or i’ll be late for my class, i explain.
you give me what i assume you think
are adorable, charming puppy dog eyes
and beg me to stay - you’re worth it, you say.
i smile politely and apologize
your hand slides toward my knee,
let’s exchange phone numbers you say
not ask. say.
i smile politely and say i don’t give my number out.
the sugary sweet tone is dropped from your voice,
you pull your hand back like my body has turned to fire.
whatever, i’m not into fat chicks any way, you say.
i smile politely and “accidentally” step on your foot as i make my way out the door.
But That's LoveBut That's Love19 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
I asked for a star to guide me
and God gave me a galaxy
the colours shone bright
across your wall and
we continued to work up from there
Sometimes the stars grow dim
Sometimes the night will end
Sometimes I’ll cry for I’ve lost my one guide
But you’ll come back again and again.
Cherry BlossomsCherry Blossoms22 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
The girl beneath the cherry tree
Gazed into the sun
As her silken white dress
Fluttered in the breeze,
Flying in the wind on butterfly wings.
She ran from her life;
Broken marriage of chains,
And escaped the world
Of iron laws and arranged decisions.
They swore she would die
By the scarlet hand of disgrace,
But as she lay in the shade
Of the everlasting canopy,
And felt the cherry blossoms
Kiss her cheeks,
She grabbed hold
Of her own reigns
To follow her heart
And find her own way.
Dearest,Darling dearest,Dearest,2 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
I remembered that I miss you. Do you remember me? I dreamt of you, and we were to wed. How odd, I though. You left long ago, why would you come back for me? Why would I allow you to come back at all? The wedding was beautiful. Old friends where there. There was dancing and singing. But why was I there with you? I do not want to be with you,you are dangerous.
On occasion, I wonder if you think of me. I decided that it doesn't matter if you do or do not. If you do, please remember what happened, and do not do it again, for the sake of others.
I thought and came to the decision that I wouldn't change how things went. I am stronger now. I have thicker skin and sharper teeth, after all, wolves do not lose sleep over the opinions of sheep.
Far away...I found peace in the night skiesFar away...51 minutes ago in Free Verse More Like This
and I crave for them like blood and wine.
The stars… they shine all over the place
And I feel their energy taking me away…
Away from here..
somewhere I belong
somewhere I can sleep and stand alone.
Alone like y’all left me
I’ll remain in time
but dont you worry
I’ll be just fine.
ExcruciatingMy back is aching, burningExcruciating21 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Endless hours spent
Of a sliced body
Drugs given to keep them alive
While I do my job
The saver of bodies
But as I stand here
Hunched over this body
I wonder if they can hear me
Do they even realize
That I am the reason
Their heart is still beating?
I push forward
With all my strength
Their life literally in my hands
I somehow summon the ability
To remain standing
Though my own body
Is in complete agony
I have to keep on
In order to save theirs
just, how i feel right now, haaaaah.i feel like im in a CAGEjust, how i feel right now, haaaaah.1 day ago in Free Verse More Like This
im in a CAGE
i like, SEE the light behind the bars
and i reach
i become happier. and i believe there is hope.
but then i bang against the bars
and fall back,
to square one.
more wounded than i was before.
and it's a cycle
im SCARED TO BE HAPPY
because when i am later on it will ALWAYS COME CRASHING DOWN AGAIN
and i will wish i hadn't been happy in the FIRST PLACE!!!!!
...waitingwhat can frighten...waiting8 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
and what cannot
is not the reason
why we’re caught
within this coil
of doubt and fear
upon this soil
in my eyes
you find the world
and in my heart
i keep it furled
and safe and warm
and just for you
within my arms
it trundles on
this life of need
when hope is done
replaced by greed
and lust and fear
black out the good
and still I’m here