Liu's MessageHello there, my brother dear.Liu's Message2 weeks ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I've been gone for seven years
All this time I've been watching you.
The things you say, they are not true.
You think my mind is full of hate.
You think your apologies were too late.
I still love you, you're still my big bro.
I think there are things you need to know.
Like I said, I've been watching you.
All the people you kill, all the things you do.
Despite that smile, you're in so much pain.
You always cry when you're in the rain.
It hurts me bad to see you cry.
It makes me sad to hear you want to die.
I found your letter and it brought me to tears!
Please don't cry. Liu's here.
I'll make a promise, and this I swear.
If you need me, I'll be there.
With every step and every fight,
I promise with these words I write.
I promise to never say goodbye.
I'll be here until you die.
Even then, I'll still stay.
Together we will fade away.
It hurts to wait, but it's worthwhile,
Knowing I will see you smile.
Jeff, no matter what you do,
I'm your brother and I love
.I'm thinking of you.6 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
But I keep forgetting that
I'm only dreaming
AloneAlone1 day ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
The wonders of the world are at my feet,
creation's endless charity.
Golden sun above and warmth makes life sweet,
night stars help me gain clarity
... and yet I am alone.
Roses and daisies and buttercups too,
green grass and blue sky above me.
Mountains and valleys and geysers that spew,
ocean as far as my eye can see
... and yet I am alone.
New moon above and Milky Way heavens,
lights that inspire poetry.
Bright shooting stars and Northern lights events,
cosmic dance of life surrounds me
... and yet I am alone.
I hold this truth to be above all truth,
that what we need most, is love.
The absence of love makes earthly joys moot,
what I would give... to fit hand in glove
... and never, ever, again be alone.
Follow the ButterfliesNow I'm twenty three,Follow the Butterflies1 month ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
But how can that be?
I didn't want to live, you see.
I've come so far
With all these scars
Caused by a world of liars.
Insignificance, known by name
To be just another useless game
Where all the players are the same.
My arms are covered with butterflies,
An innocent image to another's eyes,
Filling their heads with endless lies...
These harmless creatures do not leave,
But instead, stay to watch me grieve...
Though they tell what I believe...
Let the poor butterflies go.
If you cared, you wouldn't say no.
Would you say you love them so?
The color is red, these simple things,
Dust trails behind their wings.
You will know when the butterfly sings...
That you should let me go.
Consuming DarknessThere is a chasm deep within my heart.Consuming Darkness1 month ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Each day it pulls me down,
Through the blackest depths of twisted treks,
I scream 'Please let me out!'
There is a chasm deep within my heart,
Each day it calls to me,
And each day I fight,
But it grows with might,
Calling so charmingly.
This chasm deep within my heart,
Grows each day that I live,
And I can't fight the thrill,
Can't mind my will,
My soul I'll yield, gladly.
Are You Happy Now?Are you happy now?Are You Happy Now?1 week 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?
YearningHe cuddles pillows.Yearning1 week ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
And when he closes his eyes,
he pretends it's her.
*The Cathedral*Graveyard sparkles, coat of frost*The Cathedral*3 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Souls sleep in comfort none are lost
Yew trees stand's silent friend
Up the pathway faithful wend.
Illuminated Christmas star
Penitants travel from afar
Spiritual comfort, blessed peace
Worldly concerns find release
Stained glass window does inspire
Glorious colours flame desire
Insence smells and bells so pure
Winter Cathderal, open door.
somewhereAdmidst the darknesssomewhere2 weeks ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I see the blinking lights of
A distant city
and Leo's claw marks are carved
into flesh of sky.
For every soul a
star. I see your reflection,
faces in the moon
On a peaceful night,
when there are no clouds, they
guide my feet back home.
RomanticistsDreamers often have it hard,Romanticists1 month ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
or so that's what I've been told,
for to survive the grasp of a dream,
one must be brightened and bold -
Torch in hand, hand on heart
to flicker a flaring flame
and allow desires to manifest
until they can be proclaimed.
Lest We ForgetLest we forgetLest We Forget1 month ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
The one who cannot sleep
His nights are filled with visions
Of the horrors that he’s seen
And at the crack of thunder
He'll stop and hold his breath
He screams and falls down shaking
Like a man awaiting death
Never forget that man
For he can never forget
And Lest we Forget
The women who stays in tears
A black cloak she wears today
For a lover who passed away
She can never stop thinking
Even after all these years
Of when she heard the word
Of her greatest fears
Never forget her loss
For she will never forget
Lest we forget
The man who cannot walk
His legs were taken away
But the pain still remains
Every morning he tries again
To get up from his bed
Falling he remembers
His dreams are in his head
Never forget his struggle
For he will never forget
And lest we forget
The man who went away
Never caring of the danger
Fighting for a stranger
And when the bullets tore
Through his jacket and his chest
The pain he willingly bore
So that others could calmly rest
WrongsEcumenical monstrositiesWrongs4 days 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
BetrayalI have the memoryBetrayal6 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.
My RemedyMy wings are broken, bleeding.My Remedy1 week 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 ROUGH1 week 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…
LXXXVIII - TwilightLXXXVIII - Twilight2 weeks ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
L X X X V I I I - Twilight
In silence, twilight falls and the night steals
By recovering your fears of lead screeds;
Under your white sheets you're held motionless,
In the wall's furrows, your words are speechless.
I move forward as a wolf in darkness,
Hiding under my fur your warm weakness,
I graze my hooks on your so sad existence
Which tears apart in a deathly cadence.
I hear you whistling your anxiety
But no word goes out your dry mouth.
I light my candle... This is your piety
And your bright voice which muzzle from the south.
I'll stay next to you, close to your chamber,
As the railing of your hopeless torments,
I'll put in your eyes the waves of amber
So that your skin blooms again pure laments.
DepartureTonight will be my last foreverDeparture1 month ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Thoughts and feelings fading fast
I'm lost between blue and grey
This world is too cruel for me to stay
Through the cold, and the leaves
I aim to sink beneath the sea
Too many scars have left me dry
To end this pain, I must say goodbye.
The DarknessWill you look into the black abyssThe Darkness1 month ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
and take a leap of faith?
Will you stare into the black abyss
and never see again?
Will you listen to the black abyss
and no more hear the pain?
Will you scream into the black abyss
and hear echoes of your rage?
Will you turn your back on the black abyss
turn towards the light, and then
Will you walk away from the black abyss
and learn to love again?
Will you keep away from the black abyss
and bury your dreams in hope?
Oh! Stay away from the Black Abyss
that dangles from the rope!
For if you look at the black abyss
your soul shall never mend
And if you stare at the black abyss
then that will be the end.
AS FATE WOULD HAVE ITShe was the third youngest of four girls.AS FATE WOULD HAVE IT1 month ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
The middle child I guess you could say.
Her father was a strict disciplinarian,
never hesitating to use the rod.
This girl that I speak of is my mother,
and her life before I was born.
My Grandfather was a belligerent drunk,
abusing his wife and his daughters.
For my mother, the world became black and white,
it was yes or no, never ever maybe;
it was could or could not, never perhaps,
anything in between was unacceptable to her.
At 17, my mother would meet my dad,
he, like my grandpa, would abuse my mother.
They married in 1962, and I was born in 1963.
I was the only thing perfect in her world,
she called me her darling little baby boy;
as fate would have it, my father went to Vietnam,
and my new life would change forever…