Love StingsIt happened so fast,Love Stings2 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
The earth Shattered beneath me,
And I fell in Love.
GarbageUnknown way aheadGarbage2 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Full of mist
It’s almost midnight
The sun sleeps
Waiting for me
She loses dreams.
I leave her alone.
I won her love
That burned down
In an empty room.
Rich KidsRich kids like to drive in fancy cars.Rich Kids2 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
They like to roll down their windows
And let that pure AC fill the streets
Of what they consider “scum”.
They play their music loud,
So you can see and hear them.
With an arm hanging, they
Show off that fake smile.
“Sucks to be you.” They
Pool parties every night.
Yeah, they have it,
But we do we have?
You’re mad aren’t you,
When you see them show off?
They “cruise” down the street,
They might even come down your block.
You want to hurt them,
Tell them to leave,
And you’re envious that their lives,
Are so fucking easy.
But hey, what do you have,
That they really don’t?
You know what life really is,
That’s not a damn joke.
A rich kid doesn’t know,
How it feels to miss dinner,
And before you know it,
You’ve lost weight and you’re thinner.
A rich kid doesn’t know,
How to crawl to the top,
How to face fucking hardships,
The Dead Don't RelapseI thought I mattered to youThe Dead Don't Relapse17 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
But you dragged me to the end
I didn't have a clue
I was about to descend
You decorate the walls
With your precious lies
But within the halls
I see through the disguise
I turn to run
But the gates are sealed
It seems you've won
One thing I never revealed
I peel away my skin
Are you shocked to see
What lies within
Or are you just surprised it’s still me
I scream my final plea
As the walls collapse
I know I’ll be free
The dead don’t relapse
No MoreNo me asedies másNo More1 day ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Despójame de todo
Solo déjame en paz.
Marcho de ti
Amas hacerme sufrir
Con todas tus ganas.
Desentendiste mis palabras
Cuando quise liberarme
De tus ataduras.
Tomó tu vida la cólera
Tomó tu vida tu sombra
Ahora sos una pensante.
Comenzaste a pegarme
Pagando tú fracaso en mí
Útil hasta el más banal
Objeto para lastimarme
Vale todo para inducir dolor.
Cualquier momento servía
Tarde, noche o pleno día
Ajustabas tu horario.
Inculcaste miedo en todo
Ya era insegura de mis pasos
O de mis oídos dolidos.
Lloré en mis almohadas
Sofocando mí llanto
Temiendo tú regreso.
Nunca mencioné el tema
A nadie nunca y así
Evitaba más tortura.
Que sería maltratada
Ningún lugar para huir
Nadie a quien recurrir
Ninguna vida que vivir.
Decidí no más
Abuso de tus puños
Quiero ver la luz.
Hice mis maletas
The night songAnd the Death shall greet me with a crownThe night song2 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
A scepter in my hand for I'm already a Queen
Descending from your body, collecting treasures
(who could tell they will be found)
Inside me and Above me, a swirling Star of Life
I'm finding joy and pure ecstasy when you and I are One
I'm longing for you, yet you are here
The endless Sky, eternal me
Caressing what's hidden within
Come unto me! Come onto me!
And the Death shall greet me with a crown
Take all my greed, take all my love
I'll jump into deep waters, each abyss will be crossed
Your faithful child plays with the wind
I feel you here...I know you're here
Come unto me! Come unto me!
UnstoppableNot many people like me.Unstoppable3 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
It's ok, I'll leave them be
But to those who hate
You'll know my rage is great
If you hate me
Then you can kill me
But here's the catch in this deal
My fate isn't yours to seal
You can kill me
If you can stop me
But that'll cause you trouble
Because I'm unstoppable
If you think you can stand against me
Then just try and you'll see
I'm not one you'll want to fight
Because I'll hit back with all my might
I'm known as the juggernaut.
A force that you would not
Want to be near when angered
Because you'll soon find out you'll be endangered
I hope you like the taste of dirt
I hope you like getting hurt
Beaches if you don't like me you can kill me
But you can't kill me unless you stop me
If only you knewIf only you sawIf only you knew9 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
If only you knew
You wouldn't be standing here
Like you do now before me
If only you knew the games he was playing
Or the lies she was playing
If only you knew the truth
Of the game we're all playing
You would have been standing proud and tall
Instead of being a pawn
If only you knew
If only you saw
Then you would be the king and him your pawn
The last farewellFrightened and confusedThe last farewell13 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Life is in my way again
Somebody help me?
Big tower buildings,
Small insignificant me
Ever changing life.
What is left for me?
People let me disappear
I am so alone.
I am lost again,
Emotions overwhelm me
What is left for me?
Don't leave me alone,
I can't bear it anymore
Death's arms draw me in.
Well goodbye cruel world
This is my final farewell
Death is my new friend.
Haiku for cottoned toes and hydrogen dioxide.There's a few choice wordsHaiku for cottoned toes and hydrogen dioxide.16 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I have for the meeting of
Socked feet and water.
ColorsI looked at my reflection today,Colors21 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
At first I wasn't satisfied.
This depressed, lonely person was me.
And almost everyday I cried.
I painted a picture with black and white,
No color in sight.
But then I added color,
Turning wrongs into rights.
I picked up the yellow color,
Painting a bright Sun.
Yellow stood for happiness,
Spreading joy to everyone.
Next, came the red.
Passionate like love.
It looked bright and beautiful.
Like a small drop of blood.
Next, came the blue,
Like an ocean at my feet
Or a clear blue sky in the summertime.
Either way, it looks neat.
Next, comes the color green,
Like soft grass on the ground.
It really is creative,
And it exists all around.
Next, is purple, fabulous.
It is outgoing, outspoken, and true.
It is royal, spunky, very fresh.
A combination of red and blue.
Next in line is orange,
Sweet and soft like the fruit.
An eye-catching color,
It's really cute.
Lastly, is brown.
Like like the trunk of a tree.
Or maybe chocolate candy bars
Or warm, bitter coffee.
Erase My NameAs the demon sleepsErase My Name2 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Up my spine it creeps
The dark at last
Forms my cast
I don’t want to fit in
The light comes from within
As the last night shines on you
There’s nothing that I can do
You’re fading away
Why can’t you stay
Erased my name
This was not planned
I’m just reacting
No time for acting
Someday I might ask
Why it’s me who wears the mask
But it’s not my place to question
At least I know your confession
Your GoodbyesI told you I loved you,Your Goodbyes2 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
As you refused to stay.
I dropped down on my knees
And proceeded to pray.
I begged and I pleaded...
But, nothing succeeded.
When I asked why and cried,
You turned your face aside...
And declined to explain,
The reason for my pain.
I watched you walk away,
To my shock and dismay.
Bitter were tears I tasted.
You left my life wasted...
Crushed my heart and soul,
Without any explanation...
Leaving me in this state,
Of utter devastation.
You're a complete disgrace.
You couldn't even face,
The victim of your deceit.
You're a liar and a cheat.
You averted your guilty eyes...
As silence said your goodbyes.
© Mary Elizabeth Balderrama
Of Popsicles and PiercingsMelting vibrant colors flow over your hand,Of Popsicles and Piercings2 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
so you move with thoughtful dedication,
lapping up the sweet-meeting it's demand-
like a spoiled child feigning starvation.
I laugh when your piercing click, clicks against
the wooden grain and startles your tongue.
A few small drips elude you, staining the cement,
looking like sprinkles making me feel young.
You start talking about tattoos, punk rock;
all that spunk hides a tender heart-
a heart that an un-conformist society likes to mock
which forces you to tear your compassion apart.
I wish you the best continuing without me,
for the first time, I am finally going to be free.
Your pretty face shouldn't shed a single tear
for it doesn't do anyone good to be distraught.
Everyone has known this was coming for years,
but that did not change the way they thought.
This is meant to hurt me, to make my final
regret-at the last moment- my choice.
Don't poison my memory with words like suicidal-
they silence my weak, already quiet voice.
I have had
Future Holds...A granted wish,Future Holds...3 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
A broken chain,
A habit gone,
A pleasant pain,
A risky peace,
A sweet release,
A crushing fight,
A deep despair,
The lonely nights,
The hopeless prayers.
The rise above
A broken heart,
A buried love,
A shaky start.
A head held high-
An open heart.
The Brightest SmileTHE BRIGHTEST SMILEThe Brightest Smile3 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
The brightest smile
Carved by trial
Standing tall as the greatest guile
A façade, outspoken
Like a shining token
Until the day it is finally broken
The heart grows cold
As the man grows bold
And loses belief in words once told
When weakness shows
No one knows
Yet these emotions are a feast for crows
The darkest secrets
Are often found heedless
By those who speak ill words needless
Strength of brass
Shattered like glass
Brought down only by self-harass
In his final hour
As losses devour
Thoughts dwell upon a once treasured flower
Star LightsDay one you lay there, silent staring.Star Lights5 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
There they stood, hoping caring.
Here now is your precious girl,
Here now save her from the world,
By day two, a pattern set.
The birth of a girl, lost the bet.
Fake a smile, act the part,
Dearest father, lying’s an art.
Days go by, now year one.
But it’s clear, it was no fun.
By year two, the love is strained,
The hatred cannot be contained.
Year two is gone, and it’s quite sad,
How little it took, to get this bad.
Careful whispers, turn to screaming.
Goodbye to your hopeful dreaming.
Lying, cheating, a sacred art,
Now you’ve torn the family apart.
Pulled this way, that way, sideways, upways
Still they promise, “I love you always.”
It’s a hoax, a foolish game.
You know they know, it’s not the same.
But the paperwork, is all filled in,
A lawyer leaves, glee filled grin.
Year seven comes, enough is enough.
Now you’re moving, and moving’s tough.
States apart, miles away,
Why oh why, have th
Would you?Wondering if you ever could pull meWould you?13 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Out of the darkness that threatens
Utter and complete submission, if
Love could ever fight back against
Demons that hold me hostage.
You say yes, that love and trust and honesty
Overcome all other enemies, but you see
Uncertainty in my young, but knowing eyes.
Surrender is never an option. You hold me
Against you, my pillar of strength. Walk me through the
Valley of Shadows, but like the deity, you shall
Eternally be by my side.
Millions on this Earth to choose from, but
You pick the angel with broken wings.
Someday, I'll believe that I am free.
Over the torment and the thoughts of
Ugly ducklings that everyone kicked away, never
Leaving their gray feathers for snow white. But
Tonight, it is you and me. Pull the tattered,
Over-abused remnants of my wings out and
Never let anyone break them. Know that
I trust you completely, more than anything on
God's green earth, so just one question.
How about you save my so
Let me be free.Take me awayLet me be free.14 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
On clouds undaunted
Free of thought
Where love has never haunted
Take me far
From space and time
Inside the dream
Of a world that is mine
Let me flow
Free from chains
And of romantic distain
Away from judgment
Let me walk alone
Where I can be free
With my heart as my home.
ConfusingI need to be doing somethingConfusing17 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Otherwise I'll feel my world crumbling
I don't want to be around everyone
I wish the clouds would cover the sun
I've felt empty for a while
I find myself forcing a smile
I don't feel motivated
I'm easily irritated
I'm not really exited
But I am frightened
When they ask I'll say I'm fine
But once they leave I'll cry
Why don't I feel happy?
Why can't I be free?
scarlet sonnetBlood bathed, anxiety ridden daughterscarlet sonnet17 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Why do you not change your ways some time soon?
You're a pariah, fish out of water
But you drown under the moon every June.
Dependent independence, help your soul
Paradoxical child, where's your throne?
You can't find light for your empty black hole
Your crown crumbles, what happened to your home?
Do you want the world, or nothing at all?
Scarlet daughter, you are so defeated
If you keep bleeding, you will surely fall
Autumn leaves are crushed, you have retreated
I want to love freely and see the skies,
Want you to love freely and close my eyes.
One Thousand DoorsOne Thousand DoorsOne Thousand Doors20 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I put up a thousand doors
Trapping it in the core
So you wont get hurt
Sorry if this is curt
There are so many problems to juggle
Its a hard struggle
Some days I conquer it enjoying being free
Some days it conquers me
And it makes it's way out a little more
Getting through another door
I try so hard to hide it inside
But usually everything I do to stop it is pushed aside
But I'll manage with you alongside
FriendshipA broken home, a term that I know well.Friendship20 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
They say in the end, family's all you have left.
I walk this earth, or more, this hell.
Loved ones have died one by one, a wretched burden to heft.
What hope can i find.
While they all die, I live on.
I have left them all behind.
Still, I feel their love in every ray of the sun.
What happiness can I find when all joy has died.
Will I be lonely, sitting in the rafter.
NO, I will make more friends, I WILL NOT HIDE.
New joy can be found, in the sound of their laughter.
So I have finally found a home, not one but many.
The residence of friends.
Look at the bright side, pick up the penny.
Think not of when it all might end.
With hope in hand
friendships power and
maybe... finaly... at long last... happiness.