Keeper of the CryptBones stacked upon hallowed bonesKeeper of the Crypt1 day ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Hearts packed tight with stones
Our feelings forgot the weight they carry
In the black beneath the holy Earth
Wander ancient ghosts without joy or mirth
Bright sparks of light by darkness stripped
For wicked grins belong to empty skulls
And jagged knives can only be so dull
Before a painless cut becomes a tearing rip
Each can choose to leave memories alone
As dusted bones upon dusted bones
Lonely Keepers of their own Crypts
pretty woman.pretty woman,pretty woman.4 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
wear a wig
with blackened curls
and a pig
beside your side;
in my car,
i beg you, please,
don’t stray far!
far from the seats
is a truth
that’s too unkind
the root is there,
the sprout snug,
the dirt is flat
with one bug.
i kiss your smile,
across your lips
like I said.
your muddy eyes,
your soft lust,
your secret pain
that is just.
i hold you close,
yes, it’s true.
The FarmThe FarmThe Farm5 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
O’er the hills and far away,
‘Tis there my heart and home be found!
‘Neath trees which gentle breezes sway,
And grow so tall for miles around!
Oasis hidden from the world,
Where woe and worry seldom tread,
Where joys on summer breezes swirl,
And tears of woe are never shed!
The crickets sing when sun has set,
And nightingales chirp merrily!
Come visit us, and you will know,
True Southern hospitality!
On ettouffee and bred you’ll dine,
On cakes and pies still steaming!
With belly full of food so fine,
You’ll think you were a-dreaming!
O how I love those woods so green!
O how I love those skies so blue!
This place, till for yourself you’ve seen,
Cannot be just described to you!
So come on down and visit us!
Know old Americana!
Come see the home I hold so dear,
HOORAH for Looziana!
Unfinished1.Unfinished4 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I'm done with you and your misplaced hate
Acting as if my happiness is yours to confiscate
I'm done with you deciding my fate
And you never getting your story straight
I'm done with you piling troubles onto my plate
Always calling me a worthless, godless ingrate
You think I don't see the arrogance in your gait?
So let's see if your knowledge is up to date
Let's take you back, let's study this woe
Let's test this theory you think you know
Let's erase this divide between lady and beau
Let's see what we need to let peace flow
And the attraction from which will grow
The kind of love that sets your soul aglow
When a kiss was a big deal, do you remember?
Those days you didn't understand a calender
When nothing revolved around your gender
When there was no need to be a pretender
Because everything was both tough and tender
When there was no stigma around 'I surrender'
Because everyone became your greatest defender
Ancient HeartWebs built across my heartAncient Heart18 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
They're holding it together
Please don't touch it ever again
It's more fragile than ever
I placed it in your hands
So I see that it's my fault
Every time you dropped it
And claimed it wasn't an assault
I forgave you every time
I pretended that I was fine
But on the inside, I'm shredded
Silently dying to die
And each time I broke more
I'm barely even dust
I don't think I'll ever be fixed
Or if I'll ever be able to trust
My heart is ancient glass
Worn thin over the years
If there's anything left, I don't know
It might be drowned from all the tears
Look with your eyes
Don't say kind words
Don't give me those looks
Don't you dare try to touch me
Don't send me sweet things
Don't try to send me love
Because the slightest gust of air
Will mutilate what's left in here
Anxious SleepFour in the morning,Anxious Sleep4 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Still can't sleep
I've tried everything,
Including counting sheep
My heart is wide open,
my throat closing up tight
Thousands of fears overwhelm me,
I won't have pleasant dreams tonight
When I do fall asleep,
I don't remember closing my eyes
When I wake up three hours later,
Something inside of me dies
I can't remember what I dreamed,
Let alone why I feel like crying
If I deny that it must have been terrible,
Then I am definitely lying
Don't Listen to the Flowers Don't listen to the talking flowers,Don't Listen to the Flowers15 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
All they do is lie.
They will surely feed off you,
And will soon cause you to die.
Pay no mind to the gossiping tulips,
They look to one another and laugh.
Just keep your head held high,
And continue on your path.
Ah the sunflowers,
Bright was an adjective given to them by mistake.
They will always deceive you,
Then drown you in a figurative lake.
Last of all, the roses,
Those thorns are just for show.
They are just as frail as the rest of us,
Don't hang your head so low.
So don't listen to the talking flowers,
All they do is lie.
Don't ever let them feed off you,
Or you might just have to say "goodbye".
Escape the PainEscape the PainEscape the Pain19 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I've felt the rain hit my skin
it burns like acid in an open wound.
What's happened to this world I know
obliterated- like that's something new?
Stop acting so surprised
You knew they all would leave.
Stop fighting so hard
and pull down your sleeve.
It's hard to see beauty
behind a veil of pain.
It's easier to find peace
in the rush of an open vein.
Take a deep breath
and let watch the water rush down the drain.
The bath is tainted red
and you wonder if it'll stain.
But it's hard to care
when you're eyesight is fading.
When everything goes black
and there's no point in staying.
Drift from this world
find somewhere new to try again.
Or maybe soar above it all
where there's no beginning or end.
Hear Me RoarHear Me RoarHear Me Roar10 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Purr of engines
grind of gears
flash of lights
peace and power
content and sated
lost in time
free but fated
to be alone
until the end
because the heart
is hard to mend
in the city
trying to run
from the past
I saw him
in his car
orange and black
close but far
aroung the corner
Like the memories
from a desprate mourner
Untouchable and distant
surounded by women
I stand watching
in the shadows hidden
He is my type
and yet I
am not his
alone I cry
Once, he saw me
talked to me
open and true
kind and friendly
That was my chance
To bare my soul
to tell the truth
complete and whole
I let it slip
Through my fingers
dead and gone
The sorrow lingers
Unable to forget
Pained and sore
Upon his death
Hear Me Roar
Flames RebirthFeel the earthFlames Rebirth5 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Drink the sea
Sun on my face
Is too much to bear
A path I can’t trace
Breathe in the rotten air
Follow the path
That leads to the end
Feel your wrath
No time to amend
GeorgieGeorgieGeorgie16 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Georgie, saddened tears I weep,
Around your grave, my mourning deep,
Yet sweetness in my bitter seeps,
Of the times we shared together.
Georgie, I you leave behind,
Dedicate this humble rhyme,
To one who lived beyond her time,
And seemed to live forever.
Georgie, sick and elderly,
Rest now in eternity,
You’re free from frail mortality,
And bliss you’ll have forever.
Georgie, rest beneath the shade,
Of trees in some far-distant glade,
Where streams forever serenade,
You with their songs forever.
Georgie, know that earned have you,
Unending joy, for you stayed true,
To God and gave Him every due,
And with Him you'll dwell forever.
Georgie, bathed in heaven’s light,
And greet with praise and great delight,
Departed friends and kin alike,
And laugh with them forever.
Georgie, ne’er there was before,
Nor will be hence, a heart more pure,
The world is lesser evermore,
Without your smile forever.
Georgie, mother, grandma, wife,
You lived a rich, amaz
TrinityAll you do is useTrinity18 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Your with me when you want
Then cast me away
You bring me close
Then burn my soul
All you do is lie
You tell me what you want
You mulnipulate my mind
Then torture my heart
Why are you the demon that vexes me?
All you do is destroy
All you do is toy with me
With my heart, soul and mind
The trinity which is me
I won't live another day
Maybe its Worth itMaybe it's Worth itMaybe its Worth it18 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Walking on glass
is sweet relief
Compared to the knife that I have
lodged into me
You told me to trust you
And God knows I did
I fell so hard for you
like a stupid little kid
I believed all your lies
and all your sweet words
What an idiot I was
that's now how the world works
Promises are jokes
Words are empty
My heart is caged off
And love is the enemy
The wounds are scabbed off
and starting to heal
So don't come near me
because love isn't real
Love is stupidity
and letting your guard down
And believing fairytales
because you like how they sound
But fiction is just that
Fiction and nothing more
Life is pain and struggle
Love is what children fall for
But I'm grown now
and I know how reality is
Love is a delusion
and pain and bad choices
You trust too much
you fall hard and fast
You end up on the ground
Because love never last
It's ugly and mean
and it's a bunch of bullshit
But it's happiness and light
And maybe it's worth it...
Their Biggest RegretTheir Biggest RegretTheir Biggest Regret19 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I'm not what they wanted
A disrespectful little jerk
A kid who's not afraid to speak her mind
Who's not afraid of the world
So confident in herself
She hides her emotions well
She walks around like she owns the planet
And dammit, don't be surprised if she does
I dress how I want
And speak fluent sarcasm
I have no filter
And I see the world through clearer eyes
No my parents didn't get what they wanted
But what they need to see
is my life is MINE
Not for them to morph me
I've been through a lot
I didn't ask to be born
This world isn't for me
But I will make it my own
UnitiledI dont't know how to smile.Unitiled22 minutes ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I don't know how to breathe.
These walls are stifling;
Simple words making me bleed.
Such a surprise to see
Such a maimed corpse of one
Who once smiled with such ease.
Patient 01He sits, knees on the floor.Patient 0129 minutes ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Arms wrapped around his body;
Begging for no more.
"No! Please doc,
Please! Not one more test!
I'll be a good boy today,
I promise! The best!"
Ignoring his pleas,
Doc steps into the room.
All he could see,
Was devastating doom.
"Come now, you need them
No time to waste.
Let's get you sedated,
Nurse! Please with great haste."
Beckoning the girl behind him,
She entered and swore
"I don't think I can do this!
No doc, not anymore.
To force them to behave
and take their free will"
But she did her job,
Holding up a single white pill.
She forced it down his throat
with a practiced ease.
Not hesitating a second,
Giving his shoulder a squeeze.
And just like that,
With reality distorted once more,
He dozed off into submission
And fell sideways onto the floor.
Bruederchen und SchwesterchenBrüderchen:Bruederchen und Schwesterchen32 minutes ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Meine Schwester, weiß und sehnig,
Stehst du jede Nacht vor mir.
Wäre ich doch tiegerzähnig,
Nähme ich den Tod von dir –
Und verspeiste dieses Schwestern-
Imitat mit Mark und Bein…
Lebten wir doch nur im Gestern,
Tief im Wald und nie allein.
Ich als Wolf und du lebendig –
Aber ich bin nur ein Reh,
Flink und staatlich, schnell und wendig,
Angefüllt mit Schuld und Klee…
Jeden Herzschlag würd' ich geben,
Würdest du nur wieder leben…
.Why do we become.48 minutes ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
so fixed in desire
when there's no motive?
Why do we persist
to fight our ending,
if death is fearless?
002. ComplicatedBreathing, dreaming, grasping002. Complicated2 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
But the words always fall through;
My fingers spread so wide
That I can't hold on to you.
Trying to grab so many things
I feel nauseous and unsure;
Like a sea-faring bird that is
Captured by ev'ery lure.
Struggling to find myself,
I'm lost in a hall of mirrors;
Wrestling with my monsters,
Those demons of pride, lust, fear.
I cannot find the words to say--
No, they burn inside my chest:
Phoenixes that burst into flame
Then fade to ash in their nest.
I want to be honest--
God knows how hard I have tried.
Truth is so damn ugly,
Though, I'd rather I had lied.
Breathing and dreaming and grasping--
As complicated as hell.
And emotions bind us in,
Our rib cages become our cell.
Los nombres no se olvidanDespierta, despierta, del sueño, mi mente despierta.Los nombres no se olvidan1 hour ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Alerta a los nobles ahora mi juicio está cerca:
la vida, el nombre, el motivo de toda existencia,
la inherencia del hombre corrompe nuestra apariencia.
Por necio el sentido, las sombras el olvido acechan,
de unos miles muy pocos hoy quedan la presencia;
y cuando de un giro el destino de nuevo emerja,
los errores del pasado habrán dado sus condenas.
Sé testimonio, pues hijos antiguos mitos cuentan
historias, murmullos que entono en viento quedan,
palabras remotas, promesas, recuerdos, herencias
y demonios de antaño que hallaron mi puerta abierta.
Nunca fue tarde, amigos, de nuevo conmigo suena
esperanza, la hora que juntos alzamos cabeza,
y reímos las caras que ojos turbados riegan
la muerte, con mi ejemplo, futuro en enmiendo crea.
LeakThere's a leak from my eyeLeak4 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
dripping to my soul,
dampening my spirit
wearing a soggy hole.
By Mark Francis Williams - 23/09/2014
PulseThere's something in my veinsPulse4 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
creeping to my heart,
a ringing in my brain
someone's sounding the alarm.
By Mark Francis Williams - 30/08/2014
Further and further yet only to live another daySO that's what this feels like.Further and further yet only to live another day6 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
This feeling of helplessness that overcomes my emotions.
Farther I sink into the tides that wash away my existence on the surface of thee earth.
Soon I will sink just as my heart has sunk into sadness.
Oh desperate depression look what you've done to me!!!
Because of you I feel no need to save myself from these violent tides.
I grant the tides permission to wash me away only to wash up on the shore and thus granted another day yet to live.
And this I've come to realize that God has a greater plan waiting for me just wait and see.
I cry out in anger and sadness as I was ready to die when the time had not came to me all the while an overwhelming feeling of hope spews inside me as crocodile tears have flooded my eyes.