oppositesmy hands shake too muchopposites6 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
hollow eyes, decaying lungs
he is life and light
BattleThe fears that haunt my nightly dreamsBattle6 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
And stalk my waking thoughts
They push, and pull, and get between
And cause these vicious knots
I fight so hard to stay afloat
Out in this sea of fear
The waves they pound against the boat
The shoreline disappears
These memories I still abhor
And every dream that broke
I often think I'll take no more
That on this breath I'll choke
I do my best to keep at bay
The worst of my disease
My illness fights to find its way
A path to its release
I tire often of the thoughts
That keep me up at night
And wish so bad for them to stop
For me to feel alright
The battle has been waging for
What feels like all my life
I've kicked and screamed to end the war
But still I feel the strife
© Jarrett Douglass DeLude
Hidden DemonsScary and cold, isn't it? Deep inside...Hidden Demons14 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Keeping your secrets makes you strong.
It helps? Letting your demons hide?
But what if you are deadly wrong?
Go to him, he'll take you as you are.
He will introduce you to his own.
Understand? You are not that afar!
You don't have to be with them alone.
Someone who accepts your nightmare,
is the one you are looking for.
Both, together, you can feel lighter.
Life will offer you so much more...
Go on, live and soar!
Maybe TomorrowOh, my darling;Maybe Tomorrow10 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Let me take you to the ocean
To feel hot sand and chilling waves
Around our ankles
At all moments, -
For, if not now,
We never will.
Oh, my sweet;
Let me take you to a tavern
Found only in the woods
So we may drink full glasses of sweet oxygen
While we watch as the world around us
Is urbanized, beyond repair, -
For, if not now,
We never will.
Oh, my lovely;
Let me take your sweet innocence
To the bank,
And stash your warm love
In a safety deposit box,
Before the gates close, -
For if not now,
We never will.
Oh, my one, my only love;
Let me lift you-
Lift you, high into the clouds,
Above the glass towers and feathered rats,
So you may hide in from the search lights
And stay with me, -
For if not now,
We’ll never get the chance again.
Not OkayDon't askNot Okay7 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
It's just another
No way to tell
If I'm right as rain
But if you ask
How do I hide that pain
There's no one I want to tell
No shoulder I want to cry on
I don't want to cry at all
So please don't ask what's wrong
Don't make me think you care
I won't be able to hide it
Tears that always threaten to fall
The sparkle in my eyes self lit
Sometimes I wonder
Can it ever last
Just for a while
About these slow days
With no thrilling task
I guess it's hard to hide these things
But whatever you do
The CaveThe cave grows dim,The Cave9 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
As I hear this hymn.
The tune inside my head,
It won't go to bed.
I scream out in vain,
For I can feel your pain.
As I dwell in this cave,
And dig your grave.
Soon the night falls,
And I hear distant calls..
Calls of the souls, Forever lost.
Sticks and StonesSticks and stones may break my bones,Sticks and Stones11 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
But time will never heal.
You could never understand
The hatred that I feel.
A wound has formed inside my soul,
Cut deeply in my heart,
Her face fading from memory,
Like the songs of morning larks.
An emptiness surrounds me,
Alone, alone; My love is dead,
I feel my mind degrading.
This darkness has consumed my all,
My eyes now blind to see.
The reaper's playful marionette,
For he now controls me.
No one else understands,
Or thinks my grief is true,
But when I picture the devil in Hell,
All I see is you.
By mornings light, I will be dead,
With me I'm taking you.
Sticks and stones may break my bones,
But not before I kill you.
Miss YouI see a train,Miss You2 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Rushing though the rain.
Drops hit the window,
Soft pats with each blow.
I see a face, peering through,
A reflection in the blue,
The blue window hue,
And a town they only knew.
Tears held back,
With thoughts gone black,
Was there no going back?
I see eyes, a dying light,
Glistening, as they gave up the fight.
A town, still in sight,
Sleepy and sad, without the light.
I see a train,
Rushing through the rain.
Drops hit the window,
Will they, ever know..?
WinterBlindness is my curseWinter5 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
My heart may be the worst
My sickness here
my thoughts never near
I fear I am lost once more.
My breaths are cold and drawn
I may never see the dawn
the sun hates me
the moon be free
Without it my heart won't soar.
Bless me with the cold
May the feeling never grow old.
touch the snow
my joy forever show
And give me what I live for.
RainIf everytime I cried,Rain5 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
It began to rain.
It'd wash away the darkness
And just dilute my pain.
The agony that grows,
With every passing
I wish it'd up and disappear
With the misting
I feel so strange,
Maybe it's my fault.
That people shy away from me-
Lock me in a vault.
With walls so thick
Made of tears,
Composed of all my daily
Facilis Descensus Avernofacilis descensus Averno; Noctes atque dies patet atri ianua Ditis; Sed revocare gradum superasque evadere ad auras, Hoc opus hic labor est.Facilis Descensus Averno6 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
easy is the descent to Avernus; Dis's door stands open night and day; But to retrace your steps and escape to the upper air, This is the work that is the task.
Virgil, The Aeneid
What To SayYou know exactly what to sayWhat To Say7 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
when you want to hurt me the most.
But you don’t even realize
that you can push me that close
to a place where I can’t return
without paying the price to be free.
The price being marks on my skin.
The place deep, dark inside of me.
I don’t want to go back to there.
I want to escape it all.
But I can’t find the way home
so again I trip, again I fall.
Is there anyone out there
that won’t break my heart?
Anyone who will keep it whole?
Instead of just mending the parts
that they broke the last time
they knew exactly what to say
but didn’t even realize that they
can push me that close today.
Night and DayNight & DayNight and Day7 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Sunshine peels over the horizon,
As light floods the land,
Day is just beginning,
It’s safe, beautiful and grand.
As the sun rises higher still,
The joy in my heart swells,
Nothing can hurt me here,
Pain, only in the darkness, dwells.
Noon comes and the sun is peaking,
High above this lovely place,
This time of day is brightest,
The biggest smile upon my face.
As the day draws to a close,
The shadows do grow long,
The day is heading to darkness,
Where the nightmares belong.
The moon is rising in the sky,
Darkness is finally here,
The song of day has ended,
My heart is filed with fear.
The demons come for me,
I dare not sleep a wink,
The demons are stalking the shadows,
I don’t even want to think.
Even though I’m silent,
Even though I pray,
They always know how to find me,
Much to my dismay.
When they do first strike,
I hear their laughter peal.
I know that they’re in my head,
But the pain I feel is real.
As the sun comes back around,
I lay in the mor
The Man in the LinesStanding before us lies a gateThe Man in the Lines7 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Leading to a world filled with hate
We must begin carefully
Taking steps steadily
Least our dreams shredded and ate.
The path ahead leads to the Light
Though its stones are not of good sight.
You will discover then
What Life has truly been
When the time comes for you to fight.
When you find yourself in hard times
Crying yourself in sorrowed chimes
I will always be
your sweet melody
Written forever in these lines.
A Rose for My LoveA simple rose is all I can give;A Rose for My Love9 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
A hope, a wish, that sadly, will never live.
For here I lay at your grave,
on my knees fighting my tears away.
As your passing is at hand,
our love here is sure to end.
Your death is here, it as come at last.
Still my soul has to ask.
Why must a love so strong become so broken?
Leaving me here to feel a pain unspoken.
My heart now sinks inside my chest,
as I lay here wishing for your best.
With a heavy heart and a broken soul,
I must now walk alone.
With this rose I place, I say goodbye.
Wishing that death had not taken you, but I.
My Maiden Blooms in Brightest ColoursA maiden fair, a maiden sweetMy Maiden Blooms in Brightest Colours9 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
But a maiden with clever hands and steady feet.
A maiden kind, a maiden shy
But a maiden strong with glittering eye.
A maiden gentle, a maiden dear
But a maiden coy who will shed no tear
A maiden demure, a maiden modest
But a maiden fierce like a war goddess.
A maiden calm, a maiden pale
But a maiden whose courage will never flag nor fail.
A maiden odd, a maiden strange
But a maiden who will not change.
A maiden mine, a maiden mine
A maiden whose light will always shine.
SolitudeJe cherche ton sourire dans les plis d'argentSolitude11 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Du miroir, tes doigts réveillant ma peau si froide
Je clos en vain les yeux, cherchant l'amour d'antan
Ta chaleur était le baume de mon coeur fade
Tu disais te noyer dans le bleu de mes yeux
Alors notre histoire n'est qu'un affreux naufrage
Et moi le rameur naïf faisant de mon mieux
Croyant enfin atteindre la paix du rivage ?
Toutes ces promesses chuchotées corps à corps
Où l'on rêvait du rire de nos enfants
Ces murmures enflammés se prolongeant encore
Puis s'éteignants dans l'air humide tout fumants
Je demeure hagard sur mon récif léché d'eau
Où le sel achève de ronger mes vieux rêves
Avant il suffisait de suivre ton halo
Et sur la houle sombre nul jour ne se lève...
I Wish..I see you struggling to hold on,I Wish..13 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Trying to make things right
I just wish the pain would dawn
And shine so bright
I wish it would flee,
I wish I could make them vanish,
I wish these things didn't have to be,
I wish that I don't have to wish.
OvertakeYou run out of breath when your heart over takes your mind,Overtake13 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
You whisper half hearted words, lying that you're just fine.
Though the echoes of a mishap shimmers through your smiles,
You know it's happiness you need and you haven't felt it for a while.
I choose to be neither a burden, nor a throw away heart,
I'll stick to my role in your life as a whole loving part.
And as my hand reaches out to you to sooth your battle scars,
Keep in mind that everything I feel for you is never that far.
Am I Gone?This anger beneath meAm I Gone?15 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
A shadow that should sheath me
because I am a demon
a work of art untamed
you say you have scars from hell
but I have scars from myself
Self intended, Self inflicted, Self contradicted
my wounds have merit, passion and disgust
from the heated arguments that fell from trust
the razor blade speaks to me, in more ways than one
"Stop the anger, stop the heat, just let the bright red blood leak."
Am I alive? Am I dead?
The drugs wont help with my dread.
Music is my savior my night in shining armor.
Their screams of passion, wear a different fashion.
They bring me life but also strife.
They bring me hope, that lets me cope,
with the cuts I cause, and the smoke I breathe
So intoxicating the nicotine aids me.
Almost as addictive as suicide.
Does god create genocide?
Is my life a homicide?
A murder of feelings. A killer of death
My peers judge in a different dialect
The words I create give me a reason to live,
just like your eyes bend to my whim.
Can I live without you? Th
Loveless StruggleSick of looking, sick of tryingLoveless Struggle21 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Only here, till I lay dying
Pick me up, shattered heart
Love to much, nowhere to start
A lot to offer, a hand to give
Mind strays off, wants to live
You can comfort, what isn't here
Thoughtless struggle, no love is near
Stare at me, into the void
The emptiness, soul destroyed
Eyes search far, for something more
This lock is broken, this love is war
The Fourth WorldHeaven ,Earth, and Hell. Do you know what worldThe Fourth World12 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
you are going to end up in? Well, this is my world...
so come with me to...
The Fourth World
A beautiful spring morning,
"Where am I?"
I feel the ice-cold breezes brushes across my face.
"This place...it feels like..."
My eyes glances to see a warm smile on everybody's face
as my arms reach into the heavens.
"It's like a dream.."
On the other side of the stain-proof glass
and see the breath-taking colors outside my window.
"But it is real..."
I run out into the brightness of the lovely spring's flowers.
"I...I-I can't believe my eyes..!"
A light breeze hits a Lily, causing its petals to fall in
"My eyes are playing tricks on me..."
Another light breeze teases the Lily petals.
The bright petals coils around me, whispering
"Forget the dark, shameful memories."
"You'er in a better place now..."
Happy, innocent children are l