Simple Girl Complicated ProblemsI know I am not the daughter you wantedSimple Girl Complicated Problems1 day ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
But at least you got it right the second time
My little sister found her place in your hearts
But I feel I have never really found mine
Why would you care to listen to your first born?
When you have a fresh blank canvas to create
All of those things that you wish I could have been
Had I not developed such negative traits
But those negative traits make me who I am
And shouldn't you love me without condition?
See my stubbornness as being strong minded
And when I talk, don’t interrupt just listen
I know I am not the daughter you wanted
I scowl but I still need your loving embrace
Though you barely acknowledge my existence
Apart from to tell me what I've done wrong today
But why would you ever want to talk to me
When an argument is never far away?
It’s the tone of your voice that hurts me the most
Rather than the words that you choose to say
To think I was once a baby in your arms
With such innocent eyes I could do no wrong
In many ways I
Young JanuaryI saw her at the local supermarketYoung January5 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
She could have been no older than ten
She was buying some refreshing beverages
To quench the thirst of herself and her friends
On this summers day they had waited outside
Lacking patience they were shouting her name
‘January, hurry up we have to go home!’
From the shop young January soon came
Rushing past me at the speed of her childhood
My lonely heart skipped a beat or two
Either from her soft brown hair that touched my arm
Or the smile she gave as she passed through
Did I hurry through my shopping on purpose
In order to catch young January up?
Fumbling my loose change as I left the store
The cashier complained I’d given her too much
I feel everyone’s eyes boring in to me
So away from the store I swiftly fled
Knowing fine well that I should just return home
But something made me follow the girl instead
Pretending to read the receipt in my hand
I watched closely in the corner of my eye
Which way would young January be walking
LegacyIt is always the damn same song.Legacy1 week ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Always are the wrong people strong.
Why do they think that your way is wrong?
You’re asking yourself what is left when you’re gone.
Your whole world starts to spin.
Their skin and nerves are very thin.
Want to use you like a soldier made of tin.
When you know the only thing you can do is win.
Want to sort out because you differ.
If you don’t do as they say, they’ll get stricter.
They don’t want to see you as the victor.
The only thing left will be a picture.
When everything you see and hear is a conspiracy.
And everyone thinks that you are crazy.
You are unique, only once in this galaxy.
The words you say and things you do are your legacy.
The Cold, Hard TruthThere are no happy endings,The Cold, Hard Truth5 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
the fairy tales all lied.
Cinderella is still a slave,
Snow White, the Beast, and the Mermaid died.
Sleeping Beauty never woke,
Because Philip never kissed her,
Alice didn't find Wonderland,
the Rabbit must have missed her.
Peter's still in Neverland
with the Lost Boys, growing older.
The Snow Queen's heart didn't thaw,
the world keeps getting colder.
Rapunzel is still in her tower,
her long blonde hair gone gray.
The captive princess has lost hope,
there was no prince to save the day.
Falling StarsTwinkle, twinkle, the stars fall downFalling Stars3 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Down into the ocean, where we shall drown
Over and over until we awake
In a place, where we will break.
Your tears are the stars and your smile the sun
There is no happiness, for sorrow has begun.
Run, run, child! Run away now!
Please do not do this! Please do not allow —
Bang! Bang! The gun goes off.
So, child, let those stars takeoff.
Wind GrownQuiet grownWind Grown2 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
With green and ground
The ash and sound
Until the green has 'nother play
A wat'ry stream
Down with a tide
Across the beam
The first to know the last of one
Breath of space
Carved by your arm
A heady place
Awaits no harm
Because no eyes will watch or plea
Wind is wrapt
Around you braced
By time that kept
You wings misplaced
One cannot fly where wearies went
Height and breadth
Come with the stars
While nourished wealth
From flanks and far
The form is kept but not the brain
Stones will crack
Under your weight
Streams run black
The light you take
Unknown on high there's but your will
The path you made
Will flood and break
No more remained
Your flanks are slaked
Come back when you are broke and burned
Now hole refilled
Where life was held
The ash was forged
Until the wind the self will stay
OldOne learns in life that there's nothing to be learned.Old4 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
That once you won everything there is nothing to be earned.
That all your lessons in life were unconcerned.
Memories and pictures in the attic must now be burned.
One thinks that there is nothing to think about.
Because the things they think are now allowed.
Because they are stuck when they want to be unbound.
When they want to lift themselves off the ground.
You'd never thought your young heart could grow old
And when the unspoken truth is being told,
You're labeling them as bold, heartless or cold.
You're scared of death. After all it's foretold.
HappinessHey you! (What huh?)Happiness3 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Yes you! (Oh no)
Yay you! (Uhh..)
Bless you! (Just go..)
Turn that silly frown around
And think of the things that you love.
You're walking the line with your eyes cast down.
So I got a little something for you, kind of..
Dream the dream which makes you sweet and strong.
Free your mind from worries and hate.
You'll have that feeling you wanted all along,
Even without a soul mate.
You don't need someone to love you,
As long as you love yourself.
Most of the people have no clue,
That happiness works that way as well.
Don't hold on to all your emptiness.
Everyone wants joy no one wants pain.
Smile for a while and let in the happiness,
For you can't have a rainbow without a little rain.
A smile can shine the darkest of days.
It can bring a little spark of light.
You can be thankful In so many ways,
That all turned out to be alright.
As you sprint down the hill that is filled with flowers,
And enjoy life at your hearts content,
Queen of NeverthenAtop the ashen bones, arrayed like thrones of MenQueen of Neverthen3 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Sits none so dreary as the Queen of Neverthen
Great cobwebs, dust, and stolid, stale decay
Dead memories forgotten where they lay
A world, still and ever gray
That suffocates the ones who trespass in her den
Within a rotten skull, a fetid rat emerged
As swift as plague it bore and chittered as it surged
Low creaks and clatters sound akin to life
Its rodent teeth soon grinding like a knife
The Queen was happy with this strife
But nothing ever lasts save those who would be purged
Oppressive silence soon returns to her domain
Admiring her flock that she will never deign
A dull light shines behind their pallid masks
The company of corpses; all she asks
HeadSpacing02HeadSpacing02HeadSpacing024 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Judy, with her box of matches, obsession with matchlock pistols,
And her passive resistance to hatchways with over-intricate latches.
Jennifer's cerulean crystals are ultramarine in the dilatory sheen,
Of the lacerated foil-like car-crashes she watches for sensual sensations,
Mindless-stimulation, pulsations, compliant undulations:
The discreet and susurrant sounds of agreeable vibration.
Joni strokes bones and licks tendons,
She's an inlet for suggestions, an anchorage for connections.
In the absence of relevant utensils, she stencils outlines:
Sketches of Skeletons bereft of Flesh but bejewelled with Carrion,
A decay that elevates Jennifer's day from the Realm of the Mundane,
Through new levels of punishment, discipline and pain,
Again and again, new pain. (Cool down with a hot carbine).
Again and again, into the Realm of a Dark Mind.
A Dark and darkening Realm of reverse hitches, slo-mo sex scenes,
Death games, blue flames, quick-fixes for itches and slow-release endor
I Wish I'd Wish to be a BirdI wish I'd wish to be a birdI Wish I'd Wish to be a Bird5 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
And fly on freedom's breeze
I wish I'd wish to see the day
Break over leafy trees
I wish I'd wish to be a bird
And sing my heart's true strain
Such melody and happiness
That none could 'ere disdain
I wish I'd wish to be a bird
and take leave on wind and whim
Traveling to sight a new
Til I touch the world's rim
But I could never bring myself
To leave the solid ground
And trade my troubled visions
for the cotton-candy clouds
I'm much to stuck on sorrows
And all the wounds to heal
To break the bonds of Earthly care
And to the azure steal
But, if I'd wish to be a bird
I wish you were one too
So that I would never have
to go minute without you.
Ben Grimm ReflectsHow good it is to have no choice.Ben Grimm Reflects5 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Of course I would have answered "no"
if asked if I would be the Thing,
my skin like rubble, orange rock.
I am a monster with blue eyes.
Yet how could Johnny, Sue, and Reed
go out and save the world alone?
Who else can swing a fist like mine?
So now in my three-fingered hand
I firmly hold a fine cigar.
The "no" I had no chance to say
is in the smoke I blow away.
JumpI say jump, you ask how high?Jump5 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
. Let me think. My, my, said I.
. As high as you can fly!
. Fetch me a star so far in the sky!
. Don't be shy, give it a try!
. Aye aye! Was It's reply.
. The bird flew, it flew so high,
. With a smile I waved him goodbye.
. Until it's feathers froze in time.
. And so I saw how all went by.
. Into the ground he crashed with a faint cry.
-Insert heart here-My silly life story here on paper unfold-Insert heart here-15 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
This happiness doesn't exist anymore
because of all the lies I've been told
These scars are far too deep and sore
This way happiness will never be within hold
Prayer of a Desperate WomanO God, please save the childPrayer of a Desperate Woman3 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Who's going to starve today
Forgive the man with knife in hand
Before he falls to shame
Heal the souls of Boston
Whose families died last year
Yes, they must remember
Don't drown them in their tears
Calm the screaming women
Who can't turn off the lights
Because they know too well
What happens in the night
Cure the crying man
Who sleeps with gun in hand
Who's seen more than anyone
Should ever see again
O God, please save the child
Heal the souls, calm the fears,
Wipe the tears, cure nightmares,
IgnitionHe tossed a match to make the world ignite, and to see the dark through the fire light.Ignition1 week ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
He put his all of hate onto the flame to make it burn his enemies like shame,
But then he made the fire hotter yet, lest any cowering soul forget.
And then, in ash, he walked away and the sun shone on another day.
The final count downOne.The final count down4 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
You ask me why won't I run.
You must think I'm afraid of you.
Even if I were I would never flee.
If you continue then this means war.
I'll end your violent way of life.
And so your face which one can not fix.
Better pray because I'll send you to heaven.
Close your eyes and meet your fate.
I held up my fingers "BANG" of life no sign.
Rest in peace, be forgotten and leave me be, amen.
Little BirdLittle bird,Little Bird29 minutes ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
where have you flown?
how much have you grown?
How is your broken wing?
The one that I cared for,
that I put in a sling.
do you think of me
as I do you?
Do you wonder where I've gone,
what I've gone through?
do visit me again;
you've been the only one
I've ever loved;
my only true friend.
~Union of Elements~ (Monotetra)~Union of Elements~~Union of Elements~ (Monotetra)2 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Beneath the waters of the deep
Lay honest silence fast asleep,
Hiding no secrets in her keep
Within the deep, within the deep.
As silence slept, the earth did shake
Growing fresh life within its wake,
And stealing life for it to take,
And then remake, and then remake...
As the earth shook, the sky did light
Her lightning bolts into the night
Making the sky shine avid bright
With all its might, with all its might.
Silence slept honest in the earth,
Earth trembled wild with all its worth,
Lightning did shine its moments birth
With all their mirth, with all their mirth...
TruthsEverything in this poem is completely true.Truths3 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Despite all I've said, I really miss you.
With you I'd spend the rest of my hours -
Shower you in kisses and elegant flowers.
I'd take you back, you need not even ask,
I'd heed your every beck and task.
Now, as always, you have my heart -
I can't look upon you as anything but art.
I'll love you for as long as I am alive.
Oh, and two plus two is five.
Knight Fight of LoveChain mail round your heartKnight Fight of Love3 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Deflects Eros' arrows
And prevents any mark,
Any bruise that love shows.
So much armor, metal armor
Keeps Love's pain at bay
Your sword slays l'amour
And keeps you safe.
HeatI can hear your body shiveringHeat3 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
For my senses are high
My touch is so soft
Like spiders legs my fingers walk
Curiously tracing the curves of your back
I break the embraced stare
Delving down into the join of your neck
Biting as my hot breath condenses upon your skin
I am drawn into you
Your sigh is echoed in my thoughts
do not feed the trollsonce upon a time they’d loomdo not feed the trolls4 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
under stretching spans of stone,
and there within the murky gloom
sit upon each crumbling throne
to gather up their costly tolls
and add to mighty piles of bone.
fearsome, still, these vile trolls,
though time’s transformed the threat,
where once they crowned themselves with skulls,
now they rule the internet.