Once before...Once beforeOnce before...3 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
This planet was blue and green
But now I only see
Remains and memories-
Of a long forgotten evergreen.
Disappointed I walk between
No one in sight
But only greed
Where did the old Love
And smile go?
This planet was blue and green
Now even the skies ceased to shade-
Now even the Sun turned its back-
Yet we ask
Why should we care
If others feel this way
But we are not others
We are us
But we like it when others-
Are in control
But we like it when others-
Are the puppeteers
And we like it when others-
Tell us what to do
We like to be controlled
Yes, we like nature
Without trees, leaves
July 24 RainJuly 24 RainJuly 24 Rain3 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Tonight the rain cascaded round
Its voice like soft laughter
Then I looked beside me
On the bed
And her soft laughter was like the rain
The heaven may cry or it may laugh
Like the one I love
She was made there for me
She reflects all there is above
The MothThe Moth.The Moth10 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
For a light unseen by man’s eyes,
But seen and worshiped,
A petticoat of faun,
Dazzled with black streaks.
The skull laughs,
And it mocks,
Between powdered blades,
It stares back,
Just as he too,
Trapped behind, within, and under the glass,
He stares back.
Offerings go unheeded,
No matter his thirst and hunger.
He stares back.
And in those eyes, I see.
I see that light,
The light of which he and his kind chase.
Forever out of reach, yet always present in the dark of night.
He follows this light not once, but twice.
Fate is not kind, nor does she chance a fool twice-fold.
He stares back.
I am not cruel,
I am not fate,
I simply stare back,
And I see a light behind those eyes.
With a twist of a door, and a tip of a crystal world,
He is free,
And the journey to find that light,
Stormbringer's ChildLightning, lightning, striking brightStormbringer's Child14 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Dance through clouds as black as night.
Thunder rumble, thunder roar -
Stay with me forever more.
Wind may howl, and wind may scream,
But none shall wake me from this dream.
Tell me, tell me, Mother mine,
What it means to be divine.
Magpie HeartI was born to beMagpie Heart15 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
A child of the woodlands
With eagle eyes and a magpie heart
Torn silk and muddy feet
Scratches on my hands and sticks in my hair
Singing like a river
Polishing stones with my voice
With a garland of stars
Upon my brow
And the scent of roses at my wrists
I know the touch of the trees
By the feel of their bark
Rough black ash and papery white birch
Scuffing beneath my palms
I was not made
For your bright city lights
Your hard streets with corners that cut so sharp
Metal that grinds and glass that shatters
Like broken promises
Heartsore and homesick
I do not belong there
I know it for truth
In my magpie heart
The city shines
But not like home
And I cannot stand to hear you tell me that it does
Lying through pale teeth
Filed smooth by your own captivity
endyour breath withers my fleshend20 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
gone is the soft skin that once was
in its place sits
a puddle of limp animal insides
browned by oxygen exposure
Caliginous NightThe moon's illuminating resilienceCaliginous Night1 day ago in Free Verse More Like This
Bathes the midnight beachcombers
In a warm and comforting embrace
The glow emanating from the half moon
Shines on the majestic waves
As they crash against the shore of desolation
Although the moon is still held high
I see the beginning of a frown
As the sun prepares to rise
And the moon must disappear again
I remain thankful for the solace
That midnight always provides for me
Soothing ChillA gossamer wisp of flakes brushing my cheekSoothing Chill1 day ago in Free Verse More Like This
A pure blanket of snow beneath me
Gentle, it seems, possibly meek
Frigid and harsh it may be
Pearly white, a slight shimmer
Lengthens the emitted light
Will always induce a shiver
Ah, the pleasing sight
Of a cold and lonesome winter night...
Winter TreesWinter Trees1 day ago in Free Verse More Like This
The sky is gray...
The trees are in slumber...
The silence is only broken by the occasional gust of wind...
That glides through the branches...
And the constant sound of light rain splashing on the ground...
Cold winter air freezes your skin...
And shows your breath...
These woods are at rest...
And so are you...
Golden HourRavishing redGolden Hour2 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
Heaven is LaughingHeaven is LaughingHeaven is Laughing3 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
To the tune of Mozart
Around my room the rain cascading
Like a Heaven-sent waterfall
A gift of those who came to earth
To bless me for keeping her
The voice of the rain is soft laughter
Shared by those inside
Outside nobody hears the rain's laughter
Nor knows that inside we echo it
Heaven's secret is shared
Pokemon: 'The Tournament' Part 26.Pokemon: 'The Tournament.'Pokemon: 'The Tournament' Part 26.4 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
I was pretty much dead. Just... Lying there, bleeding out, starving to death and... Utterly heartbroken. The door opened. It slammed against the wall. I didn't even look. The person who had entered shouted: ''Today, you go to the factory! Making sugar for the citizens! I'll give you five minutes to get ready." He left the room.
I had to get up... My back stung like a Scorpion and my limbs had less power than a phone without its charger, being used constantly. I swung my legs around and eventually got up, limping a lot. Then, Crimsoon arrived, carrying a small Ducklett! Food!
He landed and split it... In my favour. He claimed I needed it more. I devoured it like a tiger without food for a year. It was sweet and above all, divine in taste. The sweetness of it ran through my veins and revitalised my body. The pain was still there though.
Crimsoon suddenly fluttered away. Then the door opened. He was back. This time, I could see him. He was a tall man with
GrowlykatsEarly days of spring are marked with punches of purple crocusts -Growlykats7 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
They burst forth with such zeal that it’s almost
as if they’ve been crouching all winter like little green cats
muscles coiled and tails lashing,
leaping out in snarls of violet from their earthy dens at the first
sound of birdsong.
Soul CollectorsThere are those that dependSoul Collectors9 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
upon the sun, they cling around
its edges, afraid of losing sight of it,
plastered against it, they follow
wherever it goes, trusting only
its light to lead their way,
and when it begins to stretch
far out of the reach of their eyes
they are rendered paralyzed,
and like the shadows find a way
And there are the more daring ones
who navigate by the stars,
entrusting their bodies to those
celestial lights which burn through the night,
over womb-like, yet often hungry,
devouring seas they follow these
ghosts of the sky, reminders of pale
gaslights, they beckon home.
But this is nothing to the often neglected
ones who give themselves over to the
borrowed light of the moon,
they are the collectors of souls,
and eaters of sorrows,
upon their backs they carry
the dust of dreams
how closely they dance with death,
how strangely fragile they appear
for all the mysteries which
they carry away to bury
beneath unmarked graves.
Transcending BeautyA reflection of the skyTranscending Beauty10 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
her heart beats heavy
delivering life with every beat
and exciting every grain of sand
Colors dance over her
never quite enough
to satisfy her mystery
and now I understand...
in a world so dark
in a world that's left me bare
she sits silent
my soul, she does repair
my time shall come
to walk the path
away from bittersweet existence
and when it does
I pray that she'll
submerge me in forgiveness
HamptonI just want to be back...Hampton10 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Beneath the star charged sky,
breathing in the crisp, New England air.
My troubles cease to be with each
crash of the ocean wave.
I can still feel the light mist on my face.
Nothing seemed to matter while I was
looking out at the horizon.
Feeling so calm, feeling so free.
...With the full moon so close I
could reach out and hold it in my hands.
Its brilliant reflection lights the ocean's surface,
hypnotizing my gaze and flooding my eyes with splendor.
I want to be home again.
All the Secret PlacesIt was that time of year when, among torrential rains, dark tree trunks, and newly-greened leaves, life renewed itself. It poured from frowning thunderheads to drip down through the leaves, wash through hidden gullies where streams moved silently among the clay banks, and pool in miniature valleys and thorny thickets and all the secret places.All the Secret Places13 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
The rains had passed on for now, leaving behind dappled sunlight and dark green puddles, upon which the pollen motes and wisps of humidity danced together among the sunbeams. The streams, while still swollen and threatening to escape their banks, were content to purr quietly to themselves for the moment. A warm quiet pervaded the forest, carrying the scent of loam and lichen. It was the kind of weather where a creature, secreted away in some hidden thicket, might awake, yawn, and, after sniffing the air and determining that dusk had not yet come, settle back down to sleep in the humid, sun-soaked stillness.
touchedclose your eyes and let metouched1 day ago in Free Verse More Like This
feel the veins over them
we don't have long to live
and it's the little things that matter
like cherry blossom petals in march
and the warm tears that
flow out when you caress me
Summer TreesSummer Trees1 day ago in Free Verse More Like This
The sky blue and bright...
These woods full of life...
Warm air rustles the leaves of the trees...
Soothing your skin...
And therefore your soul...
You see in the pond as your reflection in the water is broken by waves...
You hear as thousands of insects and birds fill the air with lively sound...
You can smell the warm summer air...
It smells so wonderful...
Not a human thing for miles to disrupt this peace...
Campfire NightsWords have no meaningCampfire Nights1 day ago in Free Verse More Like This
without the action behind,
but connotations linger off fingers
that point and jive.
Ruminating thoughts persist
to spawn from my mind,
though the wisest remarks
are offered in times
when love binds.
Let us converse around
the dying campfire
and roast ourselves
white by the flame.
Like marshmallows we bubble
by laughter; warm body, heat,
and equal shame.
All ears listen whilst
the dark slowly sashays
and animals trek distances to play;
And howls permeate this chilly evening,
But I still remain...remain the same.
On rotted trees; age’s corpses-
On Nature’s backbones we gather still
and we hold hands, though no one
can see each other. We remain
seated right like lovers willed.
I feel that soft hand grasp mine
And I make out your silhouette in front of me.
By starlight you turn that pale shine.
We are all colors engulfed so divinely by time.
Raven's GuidanceRaven's Guidance2 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
Raven with your feathers as black as midnight and your silent flight, guide those who are lost to refuge. Fly in the day and through the night. Fear not the prying eyes and the mouths agape. Lead your flock high into the sky and dance in the clouds. Feel the sun upon your feathers and let the mood speak to you. Travel to where only you and those who follow you can. Pay no heed to those below, for you and your followers soar above them all.