ugly/beautya goddess taught me how to carveugly/beauty1 week ago in Free Verse More Like This
highways into my arms, but she never
said my blood would cease flowing. so
i washed my veins with ink and lead,
turned my sorrow inside out, and never
spoke to her again.
the lives of past loves.i. nthe lives of past loves.4 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
above all else, i
would like to thank
for waiting under the
i'm sorry i never got
to see you
you- the boy who
you showed me what
you made me believe
that i actually did
have eyed as bright
as the ocean.
but you taught me
that following your
is not always the right
with your heart
in places you've
never been, you left behind
the only ones
that gave you a place
that red Camaro won't
get you out
oh, those big
gentle-killer eyes- i
loved you for wanting
to put me back
you loved me for how
apart in your
the one with his soul
caught in the
clouds- don't let
these one way streets
bring you down.
just promise me that you
will always remember
how happiness tasted
on your tongue.
Scarlet DreamsBorn to life and raised to deathScarlet Dreams4 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
Trained and conformed with increasing urgency
Using molds that pushed out more than they let in
And it wasn’t enough, it didn't match up
She was unexpected enough to be normal
She stumbled into her fairytales, bleeding her dreams
Clutching her tumbling tunes of hope
As they ran and slipped between fumbling fingers
Slithering down her legs to coil below
Poised to strike if picked up again
Sobbing wet tears into dry walls
That were then uncaring but would once be kind
They watched silently but never responded
Yet were first in line to hear her last
And taste the blood
And smell the blackness
And bid farewell
The impurity within her had had enough
So it spurted out
To paint the walls
And sketch out her life
In ways that she could never have
And she had been perfect
To the boy who was waiting
With his bouquet of redemption
But the flowers wilted
As he searched for their owner
Because she was brilliant
Just not in the way they wanted
Don't ever quitDon't ever quit5 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
Even though life is hard,
And can be rough,
Just stand tall, and be tough.
On those days you wanna die,
And think living is a lie,
Just stand up and try.
Use that little friend call hope,
He's always here,
And when you need him, he's always near.
Hope will get you through,
It'll help you see the light,
And give you the courage to fight.
On those sun shiny days,
When in the grave you wanna lay,
Hope will stand in the way.
It'll push you through the day,
And get you through the night,
Hope will leave you feeling just right.
Hope will always listen to you,
It'll hear your cries,
And In return, hope won't give you no lies.
Just keep your head high,
And smile, not mope,
Cause you always have a little friend, his name is hope
On Breaking Apart Your Dreams For a GuyTwelve months ago, we swapped rumors aboutOn Breaking Apart Your Dreams For a Guy1 day ago in Free Verse More Like This
the hottest bad boys; counted the number of freckles Tanya,
the Queen Bee of Beverly High, didn't cover with her polka-dot skirt;
and discovered our favorite song on a blog we both wished
we owned. "What do you think we'll be doing this time next year?"
I asked over peanut butter cookies from a bag
and a commercial break between late night movies.
You giggled, pondering, and said, "Hanging out in our dorm room.
You'll be snuggled up to the flavor of the month--
a basketball player, no doubt, or a starving artist--
and I'll be green with jealousy, like always."
When Dirty Dancing came back on, we rocked along,
shag carpet burning streaks across bare feet.
This morning, listening to my roommate sing with the radio--
some country ballad you'd never approve of--
I remember your laugh and the dark, curling fingers of hair
at the nape of yo
Deadly loveLove is lifeDeadly love3 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
Love is death
But life kills
And death is the end
Racing at the thought
The thought of love
The thought of death
Alive no more
Killed by love
A deadly passion
Love isLove is weaknessLove is5 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
Love is strength
Love is life
Love is death
Love is marriage
and one night stand
Love is hope
It has no end
Love is faith
Love is hollow
Love is today
Love is tomorrow
Love is tears
Love is friendship
Love is fears
Love is hardship
Love is joy
Love is pain
Love is love
And it has your name
for poetry.i.for poetry.1 week 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
Beauty and the SeaBeauty and the Sea1 week ago in Free Verse More Like This
We met on a warm summer eve,
the night sky filled with a billion stars.
When her hand touched mine life began!
As we gazed at the moon she unexpectedly
asked me to dance. Barefoot on the sandy
beach, the breeze gently blowing through
her hair, Andromeda in her eyes.
I knew in that moment that my life would
never be the same.
She spoke of her love for the sea,
and I listened intently as she recounted
endless happy days spent with her father,
sailing and sunning; living free.
How I adored the sound of her voice,
the animated way in which she spun her tales.
How I wished with all my heart that this
night would go on.
summer days that never end
moonlit nights forevermore
starry skies filled with hope
She asked me to name a star after her.
I picked the biggest and brightest and said:
"There you are my dear Katie, high above the earth,
shining over vast seas of aquamarine."
do you miss me Katie?
do you dream about me?
Why can't people live forever?
Why must they leave, ne
Okay?I'm okay.Okay?4 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
I'm okay because I know that one day,
I'm actually going to be okay.
One day I am going to wake up,
and I'm going to see how beautiful the world is.
I'll take a deep breath because I can,
Not because I need to,
and love the ease with which the air fills my lungs.
Eventually I'm going to create something amazing,
and it will be bright,
and I'll show it to someone,
and I won't be afraid of what they'll think.
I'll imagine the future and I won't have to fight for breath,
and when I think of the past I won't break into tears.
One night I'll be able to fall sleep with my thoughts-
Instead of just white noise.
I'll dream of the people I love instead of the things that I fear,
and I will wake up and begin it all again.
And so I'm okay,
because I have the future to hold on to,
because one day it won't hurt to breathe,
and because someday I will be someone that I can love.
it isn't like i loved it or anything like that.we wrapped ourselves in our candy floss dream; perfectit isn't like i loved it or anything like that.5 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
entwining of souls, smelling the sweet success
in our sights. we laughed as our eyes clouded over with the sickly intimacy
that decayed my heart.
who would have thought that one bite would
tear us apart?
dog days.i was once lostdog days.6 days 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
Howl's Moving CastleI would give a million yearsHowl's Moving Castle1 week ago in Free Verse More Like This
For the merest hint of your smile
I would cross a thousand oceans
Just to hear you say those words
Characters Real NameMy Character's Real names.Characters Real Name3 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
Left = Fake name
Right = Real name
(If both sides say that same name then that's really their name)
Killroy - Donald
Steve - Stephan
D-man - Dariuss
Johnny - Johnathon
Mr. Tucker - Gustavos
Ratchet - Marmaduke
Rodger - Rodger
Mark - Mark
Lucifer - Lucifer
Pete - Peterson
EP - Richard
Fred - Fredrick
Sid - Sedric
Anyone else? :v
Inner PathsSifting through vague remnants of memories,Inner Paths5 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
I uncover a veritable labyrinth within.
The sound of weeping and unhinged laughter
Sends shivers down my spine.
This place holds all my past selves,
Controlling memories that could destroy me.
The farther and deeper I go,
The more convinced I am that this
Is not where I want to be.
I try to block out the sounds of despair-
And that is when I notice the whispers.
“Come on. This way.” they beckon.
I follow without question.
Deep within and on a different path
From the halls I walked
Was a beautiful oasis.
An ever evening sky,
Glittering with stars and moonlight.
Blue roses climbing the walls of a small house.
Everything about this place,
Even the lake with a gazebo island-
All of it screams HOME.
Drifting through the soft grass
I feel I could stay here forever.
I would too-
Except a wispy thread tugs me back
Reminding me to take my rightful place
That Someone is waiting for me.
Regretfully I turn away from
This place of music and mo
The wolf will defendThe wolf will defend5 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
I've forgotten who I am and left myself behind
sitting here all alone for my desperation to unwind
raised like a wolf but born as a human
I find myself living an illusion
emotions come easy but words are hard
this pain leaves me broken and scarred
when the moon is bright a howl I need
the urge, the need for my wisdom to feed
I cry at man's need for violence and power
when comfronted with a fight I never cower
The Earth is my mother the tree is my friend
till my last breath I will protect and defend
I'm losing my human side but is that all that bad
while being human the pain is all I had
I'll join my four legged brothers and run with the pack
in a fight we'll never turn back
Stand strong and move on
for every night there is a dawn
here's my story to you all
the story of the day I listen to the call
they wild needed me I felt it in my heart
I knew all along I was falling apart
you'd understand if you felt it on your own
at least I know I'll never again be alone
I've fallen into the daze
Passing Through.Dying may be the biggest adventure yet, Peter Pan had it right all along.Passing Through.5 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
We weren’t scared of being born were we? Perhaps we were, perhaps we were frightened about forgetting it all, saying goodbye to it all, and starting something new.
It was beautiful wasn’t it? Being born…so much new found love, new family and friends, a whole brand new world, just for you. So much unfathomable beauty present in the entire process, no wonder new mothers are radiant, the love is pouring out into the universe.
Our eyes start closed and end closed, it’s too perfect a cycle to be anything negative. All we have is a few blinks in between–– to see as much as we can, so we can reminisce in the dark, while we wait for the light once more.
What can be sad is the way it can happen, and what is left behind, the permanent attachment to something transient.
––Although, what an adventure it could be! What an experience! I think it’s safe to say, it would be
11:38p.p.m.when i was11:38p.p.m.6 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
14, i wore bracelets
up my arm
to hide cuts and the
scars and deep throughs
spelled out in ways
they shouldn't be.
now, 3 years
later, i wear them
to remind myself that
although i am
here, i was once
i wear them so that
that although some things
beautiful, their cracks just lay
TexasTexas is a bleary terraceTexas6 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
in the Gulf of Hades,
chock full o’ schismatic
deifiers and defilers,
the occasional tuft of verdancy,
rare scholars of luminance,
and thank god for this:
...My mind is ripping out...6 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
my soul into pieces and
me with an empty
The Theory of ForgivenessThe theory of forgiveness states that forgiveness has four layers,The Theory of Forgiveness1 day ago in Free Verse More Like This
Four reasons why I must continue to glance at your braided blue eyes, your tangled, curly face,
Four fences that I just can't overcome.
These fences aren't fences,
Or should I say walls,
Walls of a cage.
But I am on the outside and while I am free,
While I may roam the earth,
Lonely as can be.
Body shaking, heart pumping.
Accusations: hurt them like they hurt you,
Break every part of them,
Leave them in pieces.
Unintelligible shrieks make more sense,
It's you who understands but it's them who will drown in your tidal waves,
That's what you wanted, right?
Or let them down gently,
Just squeeze the air out of their lungs like a balloon,
Write them a letter with your own blood for ink,
Sketch out your very own demons,
Show them their monsters,
Show them they're monsters.
But I kept quiet.
ii) Catching the concept.
Sweetheart, no matter how painful,
No matter how enragi