What good is a day...What good is a dayWhat good is a day...9 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
In which you are the same
At the end
As you were when the day began?
That is called wasted time
Where you pass through without reason or rhyme
No anger, or sadness
But also lacking happiness
And when the night draws close
You pull up the covers to the tip of your nose
You’re too tired to think about the day
Nothing memorable happened anyway
Every second is a gift
Yet still we waste them as though they’re guaranteed
And look to tomorrow as a definite
Instead of only a possibility
So I shall reiterate
What good is a day
In which nothing changes
And you stay exactly the same?
Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust…And I walked towards youAshes to Ashes, Dust to Dust7 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Though you were a different man
You were cold and stiff
Because you were just a man
In a dimly lit room echoing of dead silence and soft sobs
I held your hollow body in my arms
I cried selfish tears to myself and for myself
While I bargained with God
Feeling DryFeeling dry right nowFeeling Dry18 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I've got nothing write now
This haiku is bad.
UntitledHe lives in my nightmares,Untitled1 day ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
But was born of my dreams;
Breathes in the clear air
As he buries me deep.
'It is fitting,' now I think,
'That he exist in two planes;
After all, he is the lover
That bore not one, but two names.'
LoveLove,Love1 hour ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Its a strange thing,
We all know what it is,
We all know its there,
It is good to love,
Love is a good feeling,
Love should be for everyone,
No one should be left out of it,
And no one should have too much of it,
Love is love,
Innocent and pure,
RunopuuJos runo on puu,Runopuu7 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
elämä on lehdet,
ja moninaiset ovat elämän hetket
Sydämeni halajaa juuria kohti,
sillä sinne hän tieni johti.
tulethan mukaani jos kerkeät.
Monella ihmetys suuri,
siinä on elämäni juuri.
Sinussa ja minussa,
sielussa ja elämässä.
Sillä kauniina sinut nään,
takana kovan sydänjään.
Antaisin edes vähän hyvää,
rakentaisin talon elämäsi kylään.
Every day with youSome days I'm happy,Every day with you9 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
And some days I'm feeling like hell,
It's like some days you're pretty,
And others you're not doing so well,
But we both stand together,
Tall and short, falling over, whatever...
Some days you're meant to feel good,
And some days you're just meant to cry, and scream at the sky.
Some days I'm lost,
And some days I'm completely found,
It's like some days you're here,
And others you're not around,
But when the sun fades away,
We're both here at the end of the day,
Skeletons barely breathing,
Hearts beating so fast that things fall off track.
Some days I'm living,
And some days I feel like I'm dead,
It's like some days you listen,
And others you're completely in your head,
But we both hold each other's hand,
Squeezing tightly, wondering, trying to understand,
Some days life seems to go on forever,
And every day with you it's really too short,
And people can't stop the sun, or the moon, or the rotating earth.
I know you're not okayShe’s always been this wayI know you're not okay9 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Drowning in silence, suffocating day by day
So many words that are being left unsaid
So many thoughts she would never dare to share
How empty and numb she’s been feeling inside
How she cries herself to sleep night after night
How she has to constantly struggle to see a point in her life
How she’s barely holding on, powerless to leave her hurt behind
Don’t let appearances fool you, a breakdown is surprisingly easy to hide
After all she’s been practicing at this throughout her whole life
Just give her a moment to put on her mask and dust off her smile
And voila, there you have a perfect illusion that everything is fine
Of course there are those times when pretending just gets too hard
When her carefully colored in laughter will fade out and crack
“Everything alright?” you might then go on to ask
“Sure” she’ll mutter, fighting to fit back in her disguise
“Anyway…” you’ll shrug it
Let Them SeeStop whispering into the breezeLet Them See10 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Let the world hear your voice
Let it carry across the seas
You always have a choice
Don’t hide your heart inside
Let them see it’s made of gold
Wear it on your sleeve
See how it grows and molds
Stop listening to the crowd
What they tell you isn’t true
Lift your chin up and be loud
Let loose the inner you
Cause if you let yourself give in
You’ll be prisoner to their lies
Behind the fake laughter and grin
You’ll be captive to disguise
You hold it in your hands
A mask so perfect and surreal
It hides the pain, fakes a smile,
And laughs at how you feel
Your only real companion
It mocks and calls you fool
But like a diamond in the rough
You’re just a lost but precious jewel
So put that mask aside
And be all that you can be
Let your inner beauty shine
For all the world to see
Eisblumenschön nur auf kalten FlächenEisblumen12 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
wo die Seele erfroren verhaucht
unberührt nimmer verläuft
glitzernd in einsamen Nächten!
wo dunkle Vögel tot erstarren
und pfeifende Irrlichter narren
zwinkern blaue Augen kristallen
im Lichte zu erstrahlen
kein Kuss der töten darf
denn ihre Haut ist Reif
Herzblut macht sie scharf
denn ihre Seele ist Eis
ihr prickelnd Federkleid
leuchtet ohne Mitleid
von Ferne nährt sie Sternenlicht
und transzendente Adern
lebten bloß ein Augenblick
Liebe zu erfahren
im Tanze verträumen sie
stets auf der andren Seite
ihr Lebenshauch ist Phantasie
ihr Tod: die Sonnenseite
© j.w.waldeck 1998
Please do nout use
anything of my work!
Untitled Tale of MelancholyPleasant reminiscence and fastening heartbeat,Untitled Tale of Melancholy15 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
striding through warm streets with tired eyes and cold feet...
Young folks together, who should've known better,
and kept a watchful eye on the strength of the tether.
Poetry Comp 02: The Unfortunate WizardIn the small kingdom of King Barnabas The ThirdPoetry Comp 02: The Unfortunate Wizard12 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
There was a wizard whom no one has ever heard
One day the King noticed the lonely, young wizard
Using his magic on his ancient pet lizard
The reptile's color dissolved from green to blue to red
He then transformed the creature into a hot loaf of bread
The wizard's power suddenly went berserk and flew up ahead
And struck his royal majesty's beloved face and now he's dead
A spark quickly shivered down his spine as the King fell
The townsfolk saw his crime and started to scream and yell
"What has our sweet King done to deserve this horrid fate?"
Shocked by his accident, the wizard ran in post haste
He quickly fled over the bridge and onto the castle grounds
And hastily searched for someplace where he wouldn't be found
Into the icy, murky moat was where he decided to hide
Water filled his tired lungs as he waited, eyes wide
The mob furiously gave up for they couldn't find the man
Yet the castle knights were now out doing whatever they can
The Nonexistent Second ThoughtI am aloneThe Nonexistent Second Thought4 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I am together
you will never
love is bland
and so is hate
and all of that will decide your fate
time will pass
and so will life
and with the tiny little knife
you could have ended
could have died
and you left me
now I'm gone
now I'm dead
and you forgot me without a second thought
in your head.
LlamaToday I got up this morning,Llama4 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
And I felt like a llama,
Well,let me explain,
When you feel like a llama,
Its when you're in one of those,
"I want to die",
And "I feel happy",
When you have a war inside yourself,
Where you feel crappy,
But also excited,
So I went down the street,
And I thought,
"If I feel like a llama,
Why not be one?"
So the next thing I knew,
I was a llama,
Running off into the sunset,
I knew it was a great day,
And to be,
An EyI like jerky,An Ey5 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
And I'm a turkey,
But I'm not a jerk,
Or a Turk,
Which I guess makes me,
The Wicked WitchThis is the poem of the Wicked Witch,The Wicked Witch45 minutes ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
So,the Wicked Witch is very wicked,
She tried to kill the Good Witch of the North,
Sent Dorothy's house to land on top of the Wicked Witch of the East,
But one day,
She decided to be unwicked,
On that same day,
Dorothy was trying to get her broom,
The witch did not know of this and let Dorothy in without hesitation,
When Dorothy got her broom,
She was outraged,
That it is not worth it being good,
So she became wicked once more,
Still with the title,
The Wicked Witch of the West.
AloneThe flow of life suddenly stopped 90 minutes agoAlone2 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Things came to the point when I was left to myself
And my emptiness and discomfort continues to grow
What's the point of anything when no one's there
I have much less motivation
When my experiences aren't something I can share
I don't need nonstop interaction
But I feel so lost without the option
While continually alone life brings much less satisfaction
I have important things I need to do
But I can hardly focus on those
Not like when I am with you
So uneasy and depressed and sad
Why can't I handle a few hours on my own
It's really not supposed to be this bad
FaithlessGive me advice if you want,Faithless2 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
But don’t tell me what to do.
If I wanted you to fix it,
I would have asked you too.
Do they think I’m pathetic?
Do they think I’m weak?
Do they think I can’t handle life,
Because I’m fragile and meek?
How can I make them understand,
I can handle my problems my way?
I just need a lending ear,
Would it kill them just to say:
“You wanna talk, I’ll listen,
If you wanna sit in silence, that’s fine too.
If you want to cry, I’ll understand,
Just know that I’m here for you.”
RadianceShine, in all of your splendor and glory!Radiance2 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Gleam, as though the sun is a reflection!
Hold me closer now, and do not worry,
of our purpose, or ou'er direction.
Our love is tested in the hottest heat,
The furnace of dreams and of desires.
It makes our careless moments all more sweet,
knowing that under the sun, all expires.
A cold wind blowing recalls our old fears,
of a colder still gale to do us in,
and yet, there never comes a need for tears,
all time spent with you is time spent in sin.
As we draw the final breaths of our life,
we had our problems, but there was no strife.
Society's EffectOh, dear meSociety's Effect3 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Eyes filled with dramatic haze
Stand on the fence and you will see
Judgement from which you avert your gaze
Oh, fragile soul
Why conform when one can whither
Let the dent become a gaping hole
So what shall be may come hither
Oh, broken mind
There is no need to act
They all see through your sheer blind
They see what you do and have lacked
Oh, but Sweetheart
A false smile eventually wears thin
I should know, mine soon shall depart
And take with it, silly whim
The angst within my soulIce burns worse than fire,The angst within my soul6 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
As the frigid dagger pierces my soul.
Those I once loved call me a liar,
Turning my heart as black as coal.
Those who mock me cannot hope to realize,
That all my life is lived in pain.
If only they could see it through my eyes,
Our suffering would be the same.
The time has come for me at last,
To end the life I've been given,
Maybe they will mourn me when I have passed,
Into the dark of oblivion.
Die Sehnsucht, dich zu sehenDie Sehnsucht, dich zu sehen.Die Sehnsucht, dich zu sehen8 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Es ist schon viel zu lange her
dass wir zusammen waren.
Du fehlst mir.
Die Dinge ändern sich
und die Wege trennen sich.
warum, warum nur...
Sehe ich dich
wenn der Dreamer kommt
aber leider nur in weiter Ferne.
ich beneide euch
so nah beieinander
und ich frage mich
wo bleibe ich?
bleibe, bleibe ich...
Fern von dir,
denn der Dreamer winkt
zum Abschied noch einmal
angestimmt unser Lied
ehe die Sonne untergeht...
Das Klavier bleibt stumm
doch das Lied klingt immer noch
Keine Tränen, nur Sehnsucht.
Die Sucht, dich zu sehen
dich und deinen besten Freund.
Es scheint fast so
als würde ich
auf einem anderen Planeten leben
Weit weg von euch
die mich tragen
die ich liebe.
Ich vermisse euch
doch sehe ich euch wieder?
Ich weiss es nicht...
Die Zeit wird es zeigen...
Sofern der Wind sich dreht.
UsmiechMasz jeden taki uśmiechUsmiech9 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
tylko dla mnie
Masz jeden taki uśmiech
kocham go w Tobie
Czasem mi się uda
serce Twe rozbawić
Czasem mi się uda
oczy Twoje wzruszyć
rozświetlasz mrok mojego życia
sprawiasz, że wychodzę z ukrycia
Masz jeden taki uśmiech
tylko dla mnie