.I'm thinking of you.2 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
But I keep forgetting that
I'm only dreaming
YearningHe cuddles pillows.Yearning5 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
And when he closes his eyes,
he pretends it's her.
My RemedyMy wings are broken, bleeding.My Remedy4 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I have entered an empty space.
My soul, hurting, lonely, needing,
is seeking its own rightful place.
Is my sad life just a tragedy?
Is there one who could heal me?
Can you be my gentle remedy?
Kiss me, hold me; can you feel me?
DIAMONDS IN THE ROUGHWhen Rosa died she was just thirty one;DIAMONDS IN THE ROUGH5 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
She was my best friend in the world.
Cancer disabled her, and her husband left her,
She had two little girls and a mortgage to pay.
I offered to help her, but she was too proud,
And her sickness was shortening her beautiful life.
Her husband refused to take the children,
Like a memory, he faded away;
More than her own impending death,
She worried about her two babies.
With no other family to take them,
They were heading for Foster Care.
I begged Rosa to let me care for them,
I looked her in the eyes and promised her;
Her children would never want for nothing,
I would bring them up like she would want.
I swore to her that I would love them and nurture them.
The adoption took place three days before her death,
And I was there with her when she died.
Waiting back at home were my two girls,
My precious diamonds in the rough…
Are You Happy Now?Are you happy now?Are You Happy Now?5 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
That she’s dead on the ground
Never again will she be able to
Ever make another sound
Are you happy now?
That the words that you say
Have made another girl feel helpless
And her life has crumbled away
Are you happy now?
That you’ve made another feel pain
Just because you’ve been dealt wrong
Doesn’t mean another should have to endure the rain
Are you happy now?
That your damage has been done
Another victim has fallen down
Do you feel like you have won?
Are you happy now?
BetrayalI have the memoryBetrayal2 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I have forgotten
My kisses are fresh
And they're so rotten
My eyes shoot daggers
But stare so sweetly
Our life is a mess
That is arranged so neatly
It hurts me so bad
And yet I feel nothing
You were always so suspicious
You were easily so trusting
You've killed me completely
And filled me with life
I deserve to be an ex
But also your wife
I have given up
I continue to try
You should've told the truth
But you should've lied.
WrongsEcumenical monstrositiesWrongs8 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Bathed in scripted bile
A vale of silence falling
Bureaucraticly hiding all
Dysfunctional desires rampant
A festering rotted core
Inequalities deeply binding
Insidious malcontents survive
A decadent soulless beacon
Fulfilling wanton desires
Hypocritically content miscreants
Unchecked carnivorous fools
Blackened evillest wanting
Lost in greed and lust and deed
Radical animosity revealing
Cantankerous inept pontiffs
Cadaverous satanic tools
Solemn service sacrificed
Screaming to deafened ears
What once was the answer
Has turned into misery and fear
Writhing twisted malformation
Unburdened of belief
Empty faithless vessel
Devoid of love and peace
Under the KnifeWhitewash my arms and legsUnder the Knife2 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Until it's okay to be me
until I'm like all the rest
Until I am free
Paint my face,
Bleach my skin,
Change my race.
Shakuntal. (updated)Shakuntal. (updated)3 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Why doth ye abandoneth me, O my love?
Have thy heart forgotten thine untamed dove?
Am I damned? Am I ugly?
What is it that makes thee, forsake me?
I live the way thee desireth.
I abide silence and pride forsaketh!
Why ye then blind towards my pain?
Why ye maketh my plea go vain?
Why thou maketh my life so dismal?
The wrath of thy apathy maketh my living abysmal!
Without thee life equals death!
Earnestly for thy mercy I prayeth!
I seeketh peace in thy happiness,
in thy grief I abideth thine loneliness.
Then why dost I fail to please thee?
Why ye not fill my heart with thine abounding mercy?
Reveal unto me my flaw my dear,
an unfathomable grave seems to draw me near!
All frail… all broken… my ordeal finds no end…
Without thy grace my heart can never mend!
To thy sweetest word I yearn.
In the moonlit night forlorn I burn.
Why unto me ye so stern?
Why is thine love so stubborn?
I fail to perceive thy rejection!
Thine unconcern brings unto me a venomous
DFC 3: The PlagueYou are the plague,DFC 3: The Plague3 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
That soothes every wound,
So raw and off-key,
Sweet and fine-tuned,
Nobody knows you,
I see your soul,
The timid young rabbit,
The lion so bold,
Nary a whisper,
Carries my scream!
As heavens lie silent,
Hailing; they teem,
Forget all you’ve seen,
But remember me most,
A vibrant bright entity,
A pale shattered ghost,
Joyfully dancing we,
Stare at the sound,
Lost in the darkness,
In light all around,
Where people breathe fire,
I’m encased in ice,
Each moment disgusts me,
I’m fully enticed.
No words are muttered,
They’re chanting our song,
Pulses have quickened,
Dead all along.
You are my plague,
You soothe every wound,
Free and in love,
In hatred entombed.
parasite.I'm rotting from the inside out,parasite.4 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
to spite those who must purge doubt.
Gangrene latches onto this tattered soul,
Narcissistically awaiting for the tumult to unfold.
Black wings and a shadow beyond obsidian are the abomination's,
with a grin that inflicts misery untold.
I feel a foreign life in my heart, lungs, brain, womb;
it kicks as a fetus, but this is not what looms:
It is She, carnivorous, gnawing at all in her reach,
clawing for the surface:
My body, my tomb.
Agony I feel-
unto it I kneel.
In retrospect I stood, spurning white flags in bravery,
but look at me now:
An employee to slavery.
Did You Really Think You Could Stop Me?Did you really think you could stop me?Did You Really Think You Could Stop Me?4 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Did you really think you could weaken me?
What did you think? That you were a deity?
That no one could defeat you?
Or did you think that I was weak?
Did you think that I couldn’t put up my arms?
Did you think that I couldn’t say “no?”
Did you think that I had no voice; no hope?
No mind of my own?
Some people would indeed laugh.
Some thought that I was a liar.
Others were just as cowardly as I was.
They were afraid that you would make them look like me.
Shades darker. Closed eyes. Broken dreams.
But just because so many didn’t believe me…
…It didn’t mean that everyone had abandoned me.
When people told me to leave, I planned.
When they told me to call someone, I did.
When you saw me, I refused to cower.
And because of my friends I no longer fear you.
I never have to see you again.
Even now, you do it.
With red and blue illuminating your face, you threaten me.
You say that y
LonelinessIt's that feeling when you wanna have friends,Loneliness1 day ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
You wanna be popular, and you try to,
But people don't like you.
It's that feeling, all alone in your room,
You write poems all day,
Someday that notebook will be your doom.
It's when you make one good friend,
You think things are going good,
But their life comes to an end.
It's when you tell people the truth,
But they don't know you, think you're lying,
And they lock you in little pad-walled rooms.
It's when you're only a teen, but you get drunk as hell,
Your so called "friends" ditch,
The cops find you, and put you in a holding cell.
It's when you think you can trust someone,
Been together a year,
But shit changed, they left you, didn't shed one tear.
It's when you have no home,
People think you're a psycho,
But still, the bullies won't leave you alone.
It's when you sit alone, Go home and get stoned,
And no matter how much you eat,
You're still skin, muscle and bone.
A Letter To The Wish GranterTo whom it may concern,A Letter To The Wish Granter4 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I have but a small favor to ask:
I need for you to shave down my hips,
chop them up and puree them to mush
then shoot it up, like heroin, to my lips.
It's but a small request, a tiny little favor
but if it's too much, I'll just save it for later.
Instead can you take my hair
and work your spectacular magic?
If you please, make it fair
and let it fall long against my back.
I don't care from where it comes, I lack.
Could you change my brain?
I need one that's not so scrambled.
This one takes too much energy to maintain.
I think it's my fault, it's a bit too spoiled.
Because to my body, it was never loyal.
But if you can do none of my requests
I ask that you just please do something,
anything to put my mind to rest.
I want to make that figure in the mirror
smile at me
You know who.
Forgive This Grief (Miscarriage)This heart of mine bears its burden--Forgive This Grief (Miscarriage)16 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I wear too many tears for empty arms
oh, few are the things I know for certain
but these emotions make odd little balms
forgive this mother's grief for stolen dreams
and let alone these tears that stream.
Forgive this mother's grief,
forgive this mother's grief,
remember things aren't always what they seem.
I know it's wrong to yearn for this,
but those moments when you despair
would give me back something I've missed--
a life of burdens I wish I coud bear.
Forgive this jealous heart that wants to share
the grumpy shouts, the unmade beds, you bear.
Forgive this jealous heart,
forgive this jealous heart,
remember it's 'bout a baby for whom I care.
These arms still ache for my baby's weight,
and the screaming absence of her cry
opens anew an unhealed space
where all that lives is the question-- "why?"
Let this heart heal as time goes past
and if an outburst leaves you aghast
let this heart heal.
Let this heart heal,
remember the daughterless role in
StrengthDespite the strength you may perceiveStrength1 day ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
These tears are all too real
I often question, when received
The weight of pain I feel
It may appear I'm doing fine
Because I hide the truth
But I am breaking up inside
My soul cannot be soothed
I wear a mask and I pretend
I smile, laugh, and speak
But still to me these demons rend
They still believe I'm weak
I carry on with confidence
I fight the urge to hide
I still appear so opulent
That I still have the fight
© Jarrett Douglass DeLude
Thief, in Armour, BoundFrom the chants of those long past,Thief, in Armour, Bound3 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
to a barren desert, vast,
the Hero comes this way to find
the sixth of the Sages, a finale at last.
Watch closely how the sand does blow.
The right way forward, very few know.
But to continue on, the Hero must
watch the desert's ebb and flow.
In the distance, see her rise,
Statue of enormous size.
The Goddess of the Sand observes
the Hero as he, at last, arrives.
He sees the Sheikah, watches him land,
Awaiting new song, Ocarina in hand.
The melody played will help a child
find their way to the palace in the sand.
He meets a thief, Gerudo-born,
his courage, at first, she does scorn.
But when wicked witches steal her away,
the Hero has little time to mourn.
Back and forth through time, he flies,
Unknown to the world's weary eyes.
Must find the final Sage, and thus
plot Ganondorf's most grisly demise!
With shield of polished steel in hand,
the Hero treks across the sand,
to find the thief, in armour, bound,
This wasn't what the Hero planned!
And You Burst into FlamesI fall and I had dragged you aroundAnd You Burst into Flames2 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Withering and you burst into flames
We felt something beating in the ground
Bound by quaked, eternal, damning games
Hidden in the sewer voids I sink
You overlook the web of concrete
The mesh of steel is the weakest link
Ghosts man many a frenzied, fiery fleet
Concoctions of rich earth, sweet wines
Our shattered, fallen nation explodes
A flat taste pervades bloody declines
Opiate cinders drown and implode
A kingdom of dreams betrays its name
And one more time, you burst into flames
LiarLiar's distortion, sick and growingLiar2 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Growing larger and darker
Darker than it began
Began white, or did it?
It was black from the beginning
Beginning so small
Small it seemed
Seemed not to matter at all
All it was
Was a little lie
Lie back and watch
Watch that little twist
Twist of the truth flow
Flow and infect
Lives of those around you
You who defiled
Defiled their lives with deception
Deception eventually leads
Leads everyone back to you
You try to cover
Cover your mistakes
Mistakes lead to more mistakes and create
Create a trail
Trail leading to the liar