StalkThe fears that haunt my nightly dreamsStalk14 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
Maybe TomorrowOh, my darling;Maybe Tomorrow18 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.
Hidden DemonsScary and cold, isn't it? Deep inside...Hidden Demons21 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!
oppositesmy hands shake too muchopposites13 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
hollow eyes, decaying lungs
he is life and light
DaddyDaddy, can you hear me?Daddy2 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I have nowhere to go, I have nothing to see
My own mind is frightening me
Can you tell me a place where I can be free?
Daddy, please let me flee!
Living in a cage inside myself
I'm feeling sick even when I'm healthy
I look to the mirror and I can't recognize myself
Can you take me anywhere else?
Daddy, take me out the shelf!
Getting lost on my own dreams
Getting scared of my own screams
Nightmares have eaten my dreams
Can life be simple as it seems?
Daddy, let me be like the common live beings!
I have a shadow, but I don't have a sun
My life is like an endless horrible pun
My weary eyes for years don't see the sun
Can I forget all this and have some fun?
Daddy, let me take a run!
I know you're here, but I can't see you, daddy
You told me to be happy, but I just can be sad
It's hard to open the mouth that you fed
It's hard to walk the road you led me
I'm feeling useless like a nobody's teddy
Can you say where can I find you, daddy?
Daddy, tell me we're not dead!
ReleasingThere are times in life for happiness,Releasing3 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
There are times to just push through,
And there are times to feel your sadness,
Release the pain inside you.
Do no be afraid of the sorrow,
It's just unenergized hope,
Telling you to fight for tomorrow,
So you don't have to learn to cope.
The Man in the LinesStanding before us lies a gateThe Man in the Lines15 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.
Not OkayDon't askNot Okay15 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
ForgottenOne by one, I sew together the piecesForgotten15 minutes ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Just so you can rip me back apart
Dawn on your masks watch till my breathing ceases
A heavy price for a wounded, beating heart.
Living is a nightmare you don’t wake up from
That is until we forever sleep
Bruised and scarred souls, deliciously numb
Hiding and waiting for death to reap.
One more set of bones laid to rest
A taboo never to be spoken of again
These points of view they have stressed
So from the forgotten graves they abstain.
Your love,My love for you is a diseaseYour love,2 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Al love that will never cease
It's like sitting on the porch
waiting for the autumn breeze
It's like drinking hot coffee,
hiding from the winter freeze
You'll never know how it feels
To lose all your dears
To be locked up with your fears
It's when everything disappears
You scream so loud but no one hears
You wait and wait but no stray of hope appears
I've been so long waiting for this release,
For this cruciation to cease
So set me free, I beg you, please...
Keep fightingKeep fightingKeep fighting6 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
We all fight
Whether they be the demons in your mind
or the people around you
Fight for right
be true and kind
don't let yourself be blue
We all fight
Whether it be jitters and shyness
they hinder you in every way
Don't give yourself to fright
Yet keep fighting everyday
We all fight
Save you energy for good
and don't let others call you a fool
let yourself shine bright
Show others what you should
Don't let yourself be a tool
The CaveThe cave grows dim,The Cave17 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 Stones18 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.
ShowtimeTap, tap, tapShowtime8 minutes ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Test the microphone
One, two, three, four
Long black skirt
Sing the words
Start to sing
Don’t be seen
Keep the beat
Just stand still
Don’t move feet
Sing the notes
Hear the sounds
The crowd erupts
They scream real loud
You did great
You smile now
I'm breathing, Just not alive.Everything inside me scares me,I'm breathing, Just not alive.1 hour ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Everything that can be seen is what I hate about me,
But I get over it, I deal with it,
I push it away, hang it up,
Put it away for no one to see,
All the broken pieces that tear their way through me.
I deal with the pain and let it fade away,
Everything is numb, frozen over,
I let it get that way, but I don't know if it was a mistake,
My walls of ice are used for protection just in case,
Just in case I can't see the evil right in front of my face,
They need to stay in place.
I'm scared of who walks in,
Knowing they could destroy anything they've been given,
A mess is easy to fix,
A broken heart is a little more complicated,
A heart beat doesn't mean you're alive,
Because a part of me has already died.
Parts of me cannot be revived,
Oxygen can't suffice,
Just not alive.
Sleeping on the Artic WindListen to that whispering rainSleeping on the Artic Wind2 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Tapping quietly on my pane
Their musical notes
Playing as I wrote
Until the storm has slowly wane
The calls of birds ring the damp air
and rolls through the valleys so fair
This sweet melody
Is my harmony
That lulls me to sleep in my lair.
Lay your heart to rest, my good friend
Travel to worlds you've never been
Just trust me you'll know
That life is like snow
Arriving by the artic wind.
BoundMy past came looking for me todayBound2 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
It wreaked its havoc and played its game
Condemned emotions mustered with pain
I thought I escaped but now I see
My life, my home, my every thing
Gone in an instant, ravaged completely
You took all that I ever loved
My redemption was never your intention
I am left alone, with nothing holding me
Lucidity left with you fleeing the scene
My demons etched within my mind
My only love crucified for my crime
You deserted me, as I once did you
Karma repaid, with an immortal wound
Devastation thrives off our demise
For fate has bound both you and I
Ballad of the fighting coupleGirl:Ballad of the fighting couple2 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I need to be alone
I need to ponder
In my shame
How could I be so ignorant
And only mourn wounds that were open
to the pain of my unheard tones of melancholy
How could I be so mean as to yell
And curse at you to my throat rebelled
And ruptured spewing out
words broken up by my cries
Listen boy I've had enough of this
I don't need you I'm am independent and very strong
I can cope fine without you
And I can get over you on my own
Nothing here revolves around you, boy
You can't control me, mesmerize me, or persuade me to do your bidding
So when you opened your mouth retaliate
A jolt of fear flashed upon your eyes
You saw the daggers that could cut across your heart
And leave my imprint upon your broken heart
You need to be alone?
Then go ponder in your idiotic shame
Your ignorance angers me
Your sadness does not affect me
Its just a tool you used the manipulate me in the past
But I won’t forgive you anymore
I won't allow my feelings for you to confuse me
Egal was passiertDu bist mir Fern und doch so Nah,Egal was passiert4 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Wie die der Sternenhimmel, klar,
Kann dich sehen und nicht erreichen,
Kann dich verstehen und nicht begreifen,
Wenn du mich wohl wissend noch zum Narren hältst,
Machst du mich zum Gespött deiner ganzen Welt,
Weshalb bist du noch der Kern meines Denkens,
Voll Verzweiflung und auch in Wehmut getränkte,
Gedanken, voller Einsamkeit und Leere,
Bleibt es fortan so bis ich bald sterbe,
Gänzlich alleine und voller Reue,
warte ich immer noch darauf das du es bemerkst,
Es bringt mir nichts außer Leiden und Schmerz,
Schwor ich dir von Anbeginn völlige Treue,
Achtlos sage ich und zeige dir,
Das Ich Dich Liebe,
Ohne zu wissen ob du es überhaupt magst,
Nun erbitte ich, Verzeihe mir,
Das Ich Dich Liebe,
So das du dich nicht mehr beklagst,
Das ich es dir zeige , das ich es dir sage,
Ist wohl für mich schon die größte Strafe,
Alles was ich dir gebe, bekommst du weil du es verdienst,
Gesprochenes Gift oder ein Gedicht
PlansI've been looking my whole life for that one person to turn to,Plans5 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Would never have thought in all my life it would have been you,
I've never quite felt my heart turn my emotions to shouts,
And though I'm not sure why I feel like this, I'm eager to find out.
Miss YouI see a train,Miss You9 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..?