Life is a Study of ContrastIf not for the darkness,Life is a Study of Contrast2 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
We wouldn’t know the difference
Between a star and a ball of dust.
Life is a study of contrast.
We get dark,
Not to fall apart
But to shine.
BrokenI'm not broken,Broken1 week ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Just a little bent.
All those words you've spoken,
Just left me a little dent.
My heart isn't shattered,
It just has a crack.
Sore, bruised, and battered,
But my tears I hold back.
Please don't worry about me.
I'm fine, I swear.
I just want you to see,
That I'm still able to be repaired.
Even though I'm hurt, damaged, and weakened,
Even though I've felt so much pain.
It doesn't mean I'm truly beaten,
It just means that I'll need a little help again.
BulliedCold words on my mindBullied4 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Like grey waves tasting a beach
Washing me away.
Bad HabitI think I was your drink of fine wine,Bad Habit6 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
only used when needed from time to time
I'd get you tipsy, as stars collide
Your drunk, slurred words
blending in with mine
(I couldn't even comprehend
when you said it wouldn't happen again)
I think I was your cigarette break
when anxiety filled,
from me, you'd take
One puff here, and one puff there
(I could barely hear
when you said, "I'm sorry, dear")
I think I was your line of cocaine,
thinking I'd be there to ease your pain
I'd bring you higher,
head suspended in clouds
(So I knew it was fake,
when you said, "It was my mistake")
I think I was your bad habit,
and ignorantly, you were mine
You continue to relapse, my dear
But rest assured:
I won't this time.
How to Hug from Far AwayType and write, your arms wide open,How to Hug from Far Away1 day ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
smile through emotions, the warming moment.
Far away, but so very close.
For the friends and family, you love the most.
Create a letter, then press enter,
send your love you’re no pretender.
Across the sea, one day you’ll meet.
For friends and family, you’ll one day greet.
Retrieve a message, return the hug,
feel so better, a different love.
From different lands, gentle hands.
For friends and family, who make you glad.
It’s easy to hug from far away,
But harder to feel, the warmth we need.
WallsTell them all your secrets.Walls3 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
They'll never tell a soul.
They'll keep you standing up
When your body's had its toll.
Beat them in your anger.
They'll never scream or cry.
They'll let you vent your feelings
And never pester why.
Hide within their safety.
They'll keep you tucked away.
They'll let in just enough light
For you to know it's day.
Unrequited LoveAn act of admirable courageUnrequited Love2 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
from the sincerest of hearts
a love that I cannot encourage
the feeling in me then departs.
Do not be in solitary confusion
I have a burning determination
do not reach the wrong conclusion
but I must reject this fixation.
It is not you, nor is it me
please do not lose all hope
but I believe this was not meant to be
I know that you will be able to cope.
A heart with fervent ambition
may not be able to settle as easily
a pretend love cannot come to fruition
truly, I do care for you deeply.
Forgive me, how selfish am I
for turning away such a great love
please don't let your spirits die
No words of appeasement to think of.
I apologize endlessly for your unrequited love.
Is it too much to ask?I don't understand what's wrong with me today.Is it too much to ask?1 week ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
It feels like all my of friends have drifted too far away.
I've tried to be strong and fix all I've wronged
But nothing goes according to plan.
And I just want to back up, stop and start over again.
And these days are the loneliest of my life.
It feels like something is wrong but everything seems alright.
Are they trying to avoid me because of being me?
The past is the past but I hope I'm not history...
All I want is someone to talk and stay...with me.
Is it too much to ask for a little time and company?
Maiden of the Olive Oil TreeMaiden of the olive oil tree -Maiden of the Olive Oil Tree5 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
caryatid body, color of cream,
how do you fare against the crumbling temple?
How do you fare against the pressure
weighting upon your chest?
For you have long kept this temple,
broken, like a mother.
You have long adorned it
with your cultivated crest.
But when the framework falters -
the foundation all decaying -
will you climb the olive branches,
free, no more inept?
And bathe in oil satin,
to smooth the ancient scarring,
as time releases tension
from your ankles to your breasts.
His Last Kill"Open the window," he said to me,His Last Kill3 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
one morning after the sparrow had died.
"Cast his feather, his copper wing,
his beak of honor, his perch of pride."
But I couldn't cast them - set them free -
to the breeze or to the rolling tide,
for the sky was static, the water - bleak,
and the conscience of my suitor - denied.
DeanThere is a boy named Dean.Dean3 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I knew him for so long
before we were pre-teens.
Actually, we were born
days apart, just three.
Not long after
our friendship would start.
This boy was full of life
and loved to have fun.
When he was ten years old
the doctors realized
that between his
red cells and white
something was not quite right.
There were us few,
who helped him through,
just Sam, David, and I.
Of course, his parents,
and Tony too.
Remission was soon
we could see the end
this boy was so strong
nothing can go wrong.
He was healed.
He grew healthier,
he grew out his hair.
All the long, I was there.
He was my best friend,
and I was his wimpy little girl.
We would wrestle in the grass
we grew close so fast.
We made silly games in the pool,
we jumped on the trampoline,
which my parents never knew.
We played tetherball,
looked at stars and just talked.
I developed the biggest crush.
It was a different time then,
all I did was blush!
Of course I couldn’t tell him!
let it beswing-swing.let it be3 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
we fell in love
on the first of May
when the birds sang
and the flowers bloomed
in bountiful colors.
we ran away from reality
and created our own
wonderland, where we
were free blackbirds
finally learning to fly
with our broken wings.
the perfect day for
our birthdays, day
we started dating,
our future wedding,
seemed to be going great,
yes, I'll admit
that I took our love
for granted - I'm sorry.
our memories form the
silhouette that should
have you been by my side;
I walk side by side
with my own shadow.
Broken Teardrops on my keyboardLaying here under the darkBroken Teardrops on my keyboard2 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Looking up at the dark starry night
The stars glimpse in the dark sky
They remind me of your smile
The moon shines bright
The memory of your sparkling eyes appeared
I knew you're gone and I have to go
As I close the door behind me
I fell in temporarily love
With a stranger
He was a friend of yours
But I couldn't speak to him
He has a connection with you
But even if I fell in temporarily love
You're still all I think about at night
You're still my reason to the teardrops on my keyboard
You're still the song I keep singing to
I wish I can come back to you
But the world knows I can't
My broken heart still beats painfully
I still cry to the broken sound of my heartbeat
Demonic mindA war only won, after battles are plenty.Demonic mind1 week ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
But a war wearied mind,will battle on empty.
With no more to give,and nothing to spare,
the mind is defeated,and the soul is stripped bare.
Dismantle the mind,and prepare for the fight.
The loathing and fear is a devils delight .
Battle begins,and the demons take their hold.
Strength diminished,I surrender my soul.
Playground of demons,will be destructions path.
My chance to wallow in the aftermath.
Execution being the price to be paid.
Ironic, I be the one wielding the blade.
Time for the pain to take its course,
flesh cut open,and blood flows with force.
As my life bleeds out, I know Im to die.
But who opened the vein, was it them or I.
stacked boxes of memoriespacking all your stuff into a box,stacked boxes of memories3 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I realized that I was missing something;
my heart is still with you,
broken or whole - I'll never know.
I realized that I was missing something;
whether or not you realize it,
broken or whole - I'll never know,
but my love for you will never die.
whether or not you realize it,
you've begun to forget me
but my love for you will never die;
taping up your box, it's time to move on.
Commission: EasterSmiles surround me todayCommission: Easter1 day ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
As people’s heart start to fill
With a beautiful ballet.
Children cling to arms and legs
As we remember this day
And connect the threads.
The flowers are in bloom
And they greet us silently
As we enter this room.
For today is Easter.
The community gathers
As we heed the words of our preacher.
The day of Resurrection.
The day of Jesus Christ.
The day of Hope.
On this day He rose.
On this day He gave us hope.
On this day we remember.
Despite our imperfections,
Despite our human nature,
We were saved by His correction.
He is our Angel
Protecting us from our sins
Throughout the ages.
And like the blooming spring,
We too can bloom
Into His love.
The TruthHumans are naïve to think peace existsThe Truth3 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Optimism is another excuse
For those accepting the lies it consists
With blind faith even when all hell's gone loose
Humanity's fate is to be consumed
By the strife and malice you just ignored
The path of neglectfulness you presumed
With confidence, you'd never walk towards.
Observe, among your groups lies illusion
With those who're content, there's one full of grief
Their pain was hidden by your delusions,
But you still held onto your null beliefs
Marvel at the "peace" you believed was true,
But know someone's despair was caused by you
picking shards up with exposed skinshattered memoriespicking shards up with exposed skin4 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
reveal themselves to me now,
a few days too late.
if you listen close,
they still sing and cry for us;
i just want you back.
my broken heart tries
but never succeeds to heal,
it is missing us.
i will let you go
but remember: i love you;
no matter what comes.
Lost in your eyesWhen I look into your eyes it is like I am hold by a vine.Lost in your eyes1 hour ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
As bright as pure light is their shine.
It is like I am looking into the ice.
But for my soul this sight is quiet nice.
This must be how it feels when you look at true beauty.
Every sound around you and me gets fluty.
I am up in the sky, feeling like I am taking a flight.
For me these eyes are my light.
Looking into your eyes makes every dream of mine come true.
Just like the ice, heavens and seas your eyes are so damn blue.
Pulling me in and I forget about all my scars.
Feeling like I am looking straight to the stars.
They hold me gently and the feeling is maternally.
I want to have this feeling for all eternity.
Everything I’ve done and every line I crossed.
Looking into your gorgeous eyes I get lost.
The difference between usI find a ladybug in the house; I pick it up with a napkin and place it outside.The difference between us4 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
You find a ladybug in the house; and you stomp on it.
I see rain outside; I go out and feel it fall on my skin.
You see rain outside; you close the curtains.
Someone pushes me in a bar; I ask them if they are okay.
Someone pushes you in a bar; you push back.
I find I bottle on the ground; I pick it up and recycle it.
You find a bottle on the ground; you add another.
I see a shooting star; I point it out to my lover and we make a wish.
You see a shooting star; you say wishes are for kids.
Someone asks me for change; I buy them coffee and make a new friend.
Someone asks you for change; you curse at them and claim them to be a drug addict.
The difference between us;
I feel; okay.
You feel; ______
My LetterThis is my letter...My Letter1 week ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I choose to live
To everyone who knew, saw and did nothing
To those who supported me
I am grateful
To the future
I am faithful
To the many cuts
To the past
To my family
I am sorry
To my friends
Please don't worry
Thanks for the love that you gave
The pain and scars will all fade
The winter wisp from heaven's gateLittle wisp who dances in the night,The winter wisp from heaven's gate5 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Guiding lost souls who lost their sight.
In the breathless cemetery you shift your form,
Revealed your angelic wings to guide the forlorn.
In this winter of fallen dreams,
You burn away hell's wretched schemes.
You see us not, oh sweetest glow,
As we follow you through the snow?
To where you take us we don't know,
But through the storm we follow your glow.
Down we fall through to sunken cathedral's bliss,
To be blessed by your farewell kiss.
The organ sings from god's golden plate,
Accompanying you as an apparition of fate.
Into dainty shires of fragrant smiles,
You guided our souls from those cursed isles.
Goodnight, goodnight! We go to sleep,
In fields of joy where none may reap.
*Glider*Silent reflection*Glider*18 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Skies festooned with white cloud
Breathing pristine air
Elemental pleasure flows
At one with the universe.
SilentlySilently she sits, sad, stopping sobsSilently1 day ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Escape everything eventually
Scars show seconds spent silently screaming
Waiting, wondering, withering, whispering
Feeling far from freedom
Dismal, dark, damned
Harmfully hoping, helplessly held
She stays silent