human scalesyou've never known me to be me you know me like you think you know the back of your handhuman scales14 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
concrete bones and you can still break me like you broke your mother's heart when
you got addicted to heroin like it was your lifeblood and your blood doesn't even run anymore it's black
you can paint your nails black like you've sinned but you can't force them to comprehend why
they don't care about the phases you've slept through and the pins 'n needle bed of thread you've made your cocoon
it ain't a chrysalis it's a shell you haven't broken out of
your hair is straw you tried to weave into gold
gold and black stripes on your face like you're a tiger but you can't fucking roar
the motor of your car sounds louder every time you speed like you're gonna hit the bridge and go over
go over go over go over
but don't go over because girls like to die pretty
you won't tell me i'm pretty even on the day i die
you surround yourself with nails and chalkboards and old letters about he
What If?What if I told youWhat If?5 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
That I'd lost the will
To live another day?
What if I told you
That because of you
I may not laugh again?
What if I told you
That I don't care
About myself anymore?
What if I told you
That my entire life
Is spinning out of control?
What if I told you
That I'm done?
RemainThere is a time and place for allRemain6 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
A time to rest, to climb, to fall.
If you embrace
Purpose and place
You’ll find within
An inner grace.
A tranquil skin
To hold you in.
To grasp the end
As we begin.
The ego’s coat must be shed
It blurs what truly lies ahead.
It sinks its knife into your soul
You, yourself drip through the hole.
It lasts as long as you allow
Set it free, and find the Tao.
What will stay forever more;
Our nucleus floating back to shore.
We shine until we self implode
We linger on; a dulcet ode.
© Rocio Belinda Mendez
PhantomShe's always seen duringPhantom6 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
yet her beauty is
I, with shaking hands
wrapped her round me
like a scarf,
though she still gives
me midnight chills
and spasms of pain
Her friends pick daisies and
pierce the stems with their
link them together like
who are pulled out of their
beds by love
[pushed back down
by alcohol and the
need to please].
She bent o
OceanaYour favorite color is the grayish blueOceana1 week 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?
sometimes i get mesmerized, watching the flies.i'd drink the bleachsometimes i get mesmerized, watching the flies.2 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
my mother pours into the sink
just to feel it eat away
at the chapped beige skin
peeling from my vermilion lips;
it's winter in this summer wasteland
and i'm jealous of the sink.
i don't miss you, but i do.when it rains ii don't miss you, but i do.2 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
drive like hell
trying to find you on the
how many nights did we
on the edge of town? hell,
i had memorized the way
you looked in the
dark. your eyes shone like the
stars (but i should know better than to
compare you to any sort of
and sometimes when it
storms, i think
of calling you and telling you that
i'm sorry your mom's a
drunk and i'm sorry your brother
overdosed, and i'm sorry that
i left last fall–
see, i had to burn this bridge
before i jumped off of
We are burning like sunsYour dreams do not reside in a far-flung galaxy,We are burning like suns3 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
wishing on the stars arching above our planisphere
will not bring them any closer.
Your strength does not hide around the endless curve
of a winding riverbend,
currents cannot take you there, paddles will not help.
As a pin-head holds millions of atoms, so too does
every cell in your body, every pore.
Your dreams lie nestled in the ravines of your palms,
and you are star-dust;
Strength is pooled within your blood,
you hold a universe within your spine and the cosmos
inside your skin is full of unlimited
The factoryShe assembles the same thing every dayThe factory1 week 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
Clouds/Clout/Shout/Doubt/OutClouds/Clout/Shout/Doubt/OutClouds/Clout/Shout/Doubt/Out1 day ago in Free Verse More Like This
i’m weak from monday to sunday
muscles weary every day of the
week-week-week, i can barely hold
the son and the father on my chest
because to wear the crest-cross
is to promise faith lest openness
to thought of it being nonexistent
but struggling with my own existence
how can one believe an invisible spirit?
admittedly a ghost,
the hole eats me open
leaving holes in my soul
old rolls folds over this hold
on my notes, cold coal
clouds leaving doubt of
cacophony storms in my clout.
i want out because my mouth
is incapable of screams,
incapable of shouts
shot from the rooftop,
i drop into the hole
as the hold leaves holes
in my body.
i’m weak from sunday to eternity
and i don’t care what day
starts the beginning
(of the end) of the weak
my muscles deteriorate
at any start of any week
known to humanity
and i’m destined
to become a holy ghost
i’ll finally get that super power
Ridiculed To DeathThe flesh of the body can be torn in different directionsRidiculed To Death3 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
There is never a true right or wrong answer
But there are always simple minded beings that rank us
To the point where we break
masochists or sadists
The outside is unchangeable
Introvert or extrovert
The personality is contrived
Transparent or opaque
The insides never reveal
Optimist or pessimist
The feelings do not expose
Spendthrift or miser
The habits are impossible to poison
Hell or heaven
The soul is tangled
Happiness or sadness
The emotions are bipolar
Constant ridicule and strife
Beating ourselves blind
And burning within our own minds
We see hatred grow between us
And soon the passion of our lives is extinguished
Which leaves only a single solution
In which the light of our eyes will be lost
And the promise of tomorrow will be easily broken
BrinkWhen you are living on a knife edgeBrink4 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
each footstep divides your soul
and trails of scarlet lead
over the brin—
Imperfectly PerfectClose your eyes and go to sleep.Imperfectly Perfect5 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
Forget about when they made you cry.
Don't worry about the past.
Tomorrow will be all right.
Just take a breath and smile.
Everything will turn out fine.
I know you think the world is ending
And all you want is to curl up in the corner,
Sobbing and cutting, letting your life fade,
But hard times will pass
If you just keep holding on.
You don't have to be perfect
To be perfectly yourself.
You don't exist to please others.
Build your own empire.
It's harder for people to hurt you
When you don't play by their rules.
They can't crush you
When you build yourself up with different materials.
IIt's ok to be someone else's nothing
If you can be your own everything.
Consume MeInstead of a heart,Consume Me6 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
It feels as if there is a void.
A void that has consumed my heart
Eating away at the heart that once dwelled there.
It seems as if all of my feelings and thoughts,
Instead of being stored and nurtured,
Becomes a sacrificial lamb
To calm this void.
It is never ending,
Feasting on all that I have.
That hungry demon inside of me,
Eating away at all of my fleeting emotions.
If this void is not sated with what I have to give,
It will start to devour all that is me...
And all the scattered pieces
Of my broken soul.
And so I search,
For something that can
Fill this gaping, bleeding wound,
That will eventually eat away all that I am.
I cannot afford to spare emotions of love,
Or friendship, or pain, or sorrow...
I must continue living on,
With this void...
That consumes me...
SightI look around me and I see friendship.Sight1 week ago in Free Verse More Like This
I look around me and I see love.
I look around me and I see happiness.
I look around me and I see hope.
I look around me and I see success.
I look in the mirror and I see nothing.
Within MyselfI keep my demon hidden,Within Myself6 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
From those around me.
I do not tell them of my pain.
I lie and make them believe I am fine.
But my madness flows into me,
I try to contain this soulless creature,
Keep it trapped inside.
Right underneath my skin.
I will not let anybody know,
Of this endless pain...
That has entered my soul.
Nobody can know...
But the madness continues,
To fill my mind and soul,
And does not stop as it overflows.
He will no longer stay hidden.
My demon is unleashed,
To wreak havoc upon those around me.
While they believe they are the unfortunate ones,
They do not see me begging within.
Trying to shout in the hopes that someone will hear,
But it is too late to call for help.
Because now my demon,
Is not the one who is trapped.
Hidden beneath the surface,
Bound and tormented,
I am now hidden...
Broken TrustEvery timeBroken Trust1 week ago in Free Verse More Like This
I wanted to
You the things,
I thought I can
I thought I can
Share these things
I was wrong,
I did that,
I'm not telling
But why should I?
You will break
My trust to
You once again.
I love youBut my dad disapprovesI love you1 week ago in Free Verse More Like This
but my mom thinks I'm too young
but my sisters says, "School first before boys"
but my grandparents are strict
but my friends think I'm desperate
but my classmates think I'm an attention-seeker
but, do you love me back?
Hypothesized LoveIf light were emotive love,Hypothesized Love1 week ago in Free Verse More Like This
Then I'm blinded
Because of your energy.
If your body were a path,
Then I'm lost
Because of twists & crevices.
If we are experimentation,
Then this our theory
Because hypotheses proved true.
pleasethere are no pretty wordsplease16 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
to describe the way heartache
sits heavy on your chest.
i can't find the right things to say
to make breathing any easier. i
don't know how to get rid of the
ache behind my eyes. i don't know
how to stop thinking about you.
you haven't visited my dreams in a while,
but i promise to stop crying if you come back.
if goodbye meant a second chanceif i painted black crosses on my wristsif goodbye meant a second chance4 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
would the blood that spilled
be less tainted by the things i've done?
a locked grip on hair,
head banging against the wall;
thrash, kick, cry,
s c r e a m . . . silently--
there's no one here
to listen to your fight.)
if life is always this hard,
then why do i bother,
why does anyone bother?
a pounding heart,
shiver, tremble, shake, let
your whole world fall down and
s c r e a m . . . silently--
there's no going back now.)
if i doodled happy endings in red ink,
breaking the monochrome
atmosphere, would they come true?
tension at risk of snapping,
you'll never make it out alive;
run, trip, fall, just never stop
fucking screaming . . . silently--
you can't break free
of this poisonous torture.)
you've been claimed as forever mine.
Too BrokenI need hopeToo Broken2 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
but I am faced with desperation
I need love
but I am given yet more hatred
I need to feel whole
but I am nothing but broken
I need to look up
but all I can do is hang my head low
I need to breathe
but I keep suffocating
I need to live
but I keep dying a little more inside each day.