Behold the StallionMy face remains unfathomed,Behold the Stallion9 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
My tail a banner long,
My frame was wraught in twighlight,
My soul Poseidon's song;
My stride rolls like the ocean,
My heart beats fierce as fire,
My touch is like a potion,
My stride it is desire;
And would you place,
A tarnished hand,
Upon my sea-spray hide?
Then if you dare,
Then do so now,
Upon my back,
My thunder is eternal,
My song is bold and strong,
I'll take you to the edge of earth,
I'll fly the whole night long,
Give up your heart to my deep eyes,
I'll never say a word,
My silence is a golden one,
And only you have heard.
Bill 132Bill 13210 years ago in Editorial More Like This
Dear Michael Bryant,
I've got an idea. Instead of outlawing 'pitbulls' in Ontario, why not enact a law banning ignorance? Granted, you'd have to move but here in Alberta we accept all kinds of questionable intelligence in our leaders.
You called pitbulls as a breed 'inherently dangerous'. Mr Bryant, any dog can be inherently dangerous if it is not brought up or treated properly. I interact with dogs everyday at my job and have so far been bitten by two Shih Tzus and a German Sheperd puppy who was a little too eager to receive his goodie from my fingers. Staffordshire Terriers and American Staffordshires were bred by people to fight other dogs for our entertainment. People started the problem behavior in these dogs and competant breeders since then have focussed on dispelling it, while retaining the breeds' courage and appearance.
More than a hundred years of history has passed since the laws c
The Day I Lost MyselfThe Day I Lost Myself10 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
"Please know that I still love you
But you'll regret it if I stay
Please trust me when I say
You'll be happier this way
You're better off without me
I will only bring you down
Your life will be much easier
If I am not around"
Now every day
I wish I were dead
Remembering that day
And everything I said
'Cause I lost myself
When you turned away
And my fucking heart
Began to decay
Now I'm left
to miss you
every fucking day
Four SeasonsWhen I first met you, you were like the relief one gets from a fresh splash of the April rain.Four Seasons10 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Effervescent in your attitude, anomalous in everything else….
You were different, you were new, and you made me feel…absolutely rejuvenated and…..absolutely beautiful.
When I realized that I was in love with you, you were like the July sun.
Bright and looming, the first thing my eyes went to in the sky.
Overwhelming, you were once in a while, consuming my time and whatever limited free space resided in my mind.
Sometimes I felt you slowed me down, tired me with your tenacious complexity …but I knew, without you, I wouldn't be able to survive.
And then, there were those summer rains….those monsoons of magnificence…those hazy pink-grey skies, those shows of layers, of diaphanous folds and glorious textures in your personality.
When our love was set and rolling, you were like the falling leaves of autumn: colorful, varied, and utterly spellbinding.
I could roam through your huge expa
the sea salty sweet withthe sea salty sweet with9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
birdcry (the sea salty sweet with)
the sea was his womb;
the salt the waves the sea
the boy, he counted waves:
and said: I'll live to be that--
-- old man drowning & crow-
birds cawing &
let's pretend he is deaf:
and the waves have number but not
the sound of rushing past quickly. the
old man doesn't stop drowning, though
a croak, silent & open-mouthed desperation,
carries him under.
On The BusOn The Bus10 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Sitting Here On This Eaten Up Chair
I Just Was Looking
Or Call It A Stare
As People Got On The Bus
As People Were On The Bus
Guy Just In Front, Loner Without A Care
Type That Got Bullied
Sitting Next To An Empty Chair
The Gangsta At The Front
Checking His Reflection
Inside He Was Kind
Filed In The Wrong Section
Girl To The Left
Ear-rings Were Too Big
Done Up Like A Tart
And Puffing On Her Cig
Dressed Like A Millionaire
Two Million Outfits To Wear
The Only One I Couldn't See
I Had A Funny Feeling
That He Was Judging Me
Say its alrightIm okay, just another drink or twoSay its alright10 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Its okay, got nothing better to do
And im not lying, theres truth underneath it all
But can you catch me? Coz i cant fall anymore
And I laugh, into your arms
And it all, disappears
And you speak, and i fall asleep
Its alright, its alright
And ill try not to cry,I wont shed a tear
Itll all be alright, theres nothing to fear
In the end of the day, when the dark hits the floor
I wont be afraid, no tears no more
Its not like I, am anything special
Im sorry for fading, but i couldnt keep lying no more
And Im not crying now, Ill
DaddyYou promised to take meDaddy10 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
away on the holidays,
me and mum packed my bags
and I'd jump around giggling,
an excited 5 year old.
Mum would stand in the doorway
as I sat happily at the window
awaiting your near arrival...
I was the little girl,
who sat by the window......
But you never came,
only a friend, of the name,
Mum would shake her head and sigh,
it was she who felt my pain,
who made excuses for you...
I was the little girl,
who sat by the window......
Blood PetalsBlood Petals10 years ago in Ballad More Like This
Blood petals fall silently to the floor,
The tears I cry for you.
I wish to think of you nevermore,
And the past to undo.
I look at the rose you gave me,
The one you gave with a kiss.
And remember the lies you told to me,
Yes I remember this.
Then I look at the ring you gave to me,
I don't know if I can bare it.
All those false promises you said to me,
But for some reason, I still wear it.
I don't know why I hold on to you,
Don't know why I cry.
Nothing you ever said was true,
I realize as time passes by.
I look at the things you gave to me,
Those stupid little gifts.
I wish I could have, back then, seen,
Why did I put myself through this?
I take off the ring and pick up the rose,
To save either, I have no desire.
I will no longer remember you or those,
As I throw them into the fire.
freezer space 226freezer space 22611 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Across my thigh today,
I scrawled a word.
In pink marker,
A four-letter word.
Early today was found,
An unidentified victim,
A brunette teenage female,
A suspected case of suicide.
No cause of death apparent,
No exit wounds or bullet holes,
No slash\'n\'dash or hit and run,
Requires further examination.
They pulled away her clothes,
And off white undergarments.
They opened up her stomach,
And examined what lay within.
They weighed and measured .
They drew blood and tested.
Trying to unravel the mysteries of,
Their brown haired green-eyed Jane Doe.
\"Victim Jane Doe 226,
Recent scars visible on,
Arms breasts and abdomen.
The stomach contains,
Large amounts of an alcohol,
And several undigested pills.
The bladder is ruptured,
Suggesting excessive drinking.
The liver was bleeding internally,
Most likely from the consumption,
Of too many assorted pharmaceuticals.
Most probable cause of death-
Suicide. By means of overdose...\"
A tired pathology technician ,
Bent down to take a close
i miss.youi miss.you10 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I screamed your name at the world last night
the sky was clear, the stars were bright
It was so fucking cold, but I didn't care
My breath was cloudy, I just laid there
My head was throbbing, my fingers were stiff
My mind was on you and how much I miss
your name across my lips.
I sat in the middle of the road last night
I cried so hard, I'm losing this fight
I cursed and yelled,
I've lost my mind.
I was looking for you, but all I could find was
my thoughts inside my head.
You're in my heart but it feels so dead
Someone played the guitar, he was playing brand new
the sound haunted me.
and i thought of
Our insignificant lives are such a fucking mess
I'm not thinking straight
How did we get like this?
why do the best things never last?
god, I miss you.
.Worthless..Worthless.10 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Don't you look pretty,
Kneeling there in the dirt.
After being broken,
After feeling hurt.
Aren't you beautiful,
Blood pouring from your vein,
Your eyes red and puffy,
Waiting for the relief of the rain.
Your like a dead flower,
And forever you will stay.
Dead and broken for always,
Never to see a happy day.
Pain and hate are your emotions,
There all you ever feel.
You barley sleep at night,
Wishing it wasn't real.
But it is my darling,
I laugh at your pain.
Each little voice I whisper,
Drives you even more insane.
Your a shattered piece of glass,
Not worth being glued back.
Your eyes once showed beauty,
Now there hallow and black.
Never will you feel warmth,
Only the stinging of cold steel.
Sharp needles poke at your heart,
Don't you wish you couldn't feel?
I know your every thought,
I'm the voice inside your head.
I'm the reason they think your crazy,
I'm the reason your almost dead.
__DEEP_INSIDE_OF_ME____DEEP_INSIDE_OF_ME__10 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
and in your sleep
you take away my dreams
are swarms which rain
as tears from my sky
i walk through statues of falling angels
your life is my death
sighs of wind
take away my breath
and i bleed all the moments
that will never turn back
I fall into the emptiness of a dull dream
i wake up in the light
seeking the shadows
that will shelter me from the silence
i cry the memories
written on a book
that never had pages
and my pen doesn't have ink
Tu stai dormendo
e nel tuo sonno
ti porti via i miei sogni
i tuoi sorrisi
sono nubi che fanno piovere
lacrime nel mio cielo
cammino tra statue di angeli caduti
la tua vita è la mia morte
sospiri di vento
che mi tolgono il respiro
e sanguino tutti i momenti
che non torneranno
cado nel vuoto di un sogno spento
mi sveglio nella luce
che mi protegga da questo silenzio
piango i ricordi
scritti su un libro
che non ha mai avuto pagine
e non ha
BoxBox10 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
On The Way Home
I Met A Friend
An Empty Burger Box
That Was Caught In The Wind
It Reminded Me
Of A Lost Puppy
Dancing Between My Legs
Then Waiting For Me To Catch Up
At The Time
It Was Annoying
I Stepped On It
A Few Steps Ahead
Something Was Missing
I Looked Behind
To See My Friend
Had Lost Its Rythem
I Shed A Tear
When It Was Still
In The Distance
A Part Of Me Died Today
crash gazing.crash gazing.9 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
i was once naive.
at a point,
isnt it true,
that the little
hold the smell of you.
holds the touch
of your fingers
from that night?
isnt it true,
that it is impossible
for one heart
to forget one
a thousand nights
a thousand mornings
isnt it impossible,
to fall out
i always thought that
to be true.
but then again,
i also still ask myself
The Resurrected Part 4 of 4—The Resurrected—The Resurrected Part 4 of 410 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
In a place without time, close to 2005 AD
He makes a telephone in another place ring. He waits. Someone picks up.
"Hello Jacob, it's good to hear your voice."
Someone moves by, someone at a stage where it is hard to tell whether they are someone or something. It, whatever it is, wails and complains. He covers the mouthpiece of the receiver. Then continues.
"You sound tired, exhausted. I am sorry that I had to disturb you in your sleep."
"What with my funeral, yes."
The other end asks a question after a long silence.
"Not so good, Jacob. You have to help me. This place where I am has no sun."
* * *
Jacob, awake in bed, panting heavily. He thought of Miriam's hand. Of the sweet taste in his mouth. He wiped the sweat from his face and went back to sleep.
* * *
In a place without time, close to 2005 AD
He rises through the layers, separates from the slipstream below that pulls those inside it along and returns to them, for a frightful quasi-m
A pit bull's storyIm sick of all these sterotypesA pit bull's story10 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
They never look on the inside
They always tease and always taunt
Then they say it's not their fault
You take us and you use us
Just because you can
You take us and abuse us
'Till we cannot stand
Thick and thin were always there
But your never fair
You throw us away when your done
And when you've had your sick fun
Then you tell everyone
Of our vicious acts
But you were the one
Who stabbed us in the back
Now everywhere were hated
And you have us sedated
And as we draw our last breaths
One thing goes thru our heads
Relief By A Four Letter WordRelief By A Four Letter Word10 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
If I were you, you wouldn't be here anymore. If you were me, I wouldn't be breathing. If the cat could bark, the dog wouldn't chase the underdog. If trees couldn't be mowed, the grass wouldn't be chopped down. If glasses were for you to hear, you wouldn't open your ears to see. If the world was square, we'd all live in a circle. If you hadn't lived to die, I wouldn't have died to live. If we are to question reason, then we can't answer thought. If the heart could process thoughts, the brain wouldn't be in love. If pain is life, then life is pains placebo. If an if wasn't what it was, then an is wouldn't be what it isn't. If peace was simple, war wouldn't be hard. If a four letter word can explain a feeling, there wouldn't be psychologists. If I wasn't going sane, you wouldn't be finishing this sentence. If I couldn't connect an F with a U and pull over a C to put beside a K, there would be no way out.
The Scars RemainDads finally home.The Scars Remain11 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
No. Not again.
I can't stand the pain.
Lying in darkness,
But I'm not alone.
My sisters are here,
Not wanting them to hear.
They're fighting again,
Oblivious to our fear.
God, please make them stop.
We're all scared.
I open my eyes,
It's just a nightmare.
My body's tense.
It seemed so real.
I take deep breaths,
Tears stream down my face.
They never realized,
Those scars would remain.
FallenFallen10 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I am now dry
no emotion to show
tired of this life
and taking every blow
it's taken my all
to get where I am today
and yet that's all it needd
to change my world gray
I've run out
of needle and thread
I can no longer stitch
the wounds that have bled
My heart's so complex
not JUST worries and cares
if you can't find the door
'climb in through the tears
it's taken a toll
as the years have gone by
I'm a wondering soul
who doesn't know how to fly
So will you take the challenge
to stitch up these things
will you be my Angel
and help me, be my wings
Of Roses and EmotionDark clouds lie,Of Roses and Emotion9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Scattered across a perfect ashen sky.
A chill wind blows,
Picking up the faded autumn leaves,
And the fragments of her broken heart.
Ivory skin stretches across a gaunt face,
And covers long, lean bones.
Her curves are etched with a map of crimson lines.
…Lines that lead to nowhere.
As her hair is tousled by the breeze,
Silver tears fall from her ice-blue eyes.
They slide from her pale cheeks,
And trickle through the mist surrounding her.
Time moves slowly;
Each minute stretching out for years.
Roses grow around her,
Entwining her body in their embrace.
Their scarlet petals fall, and gently cover
The carpet of inky violet, ebony and ash.
Their thorns dig deeper into her,
Probing at her thoughts and feelings.
Trying to uncover something,
Before apathy takes hold.
watercolor pencilsam I your Tin lily? sn bondswatercolor pencils7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
close enough to double up: I am
giving lessons to twist-turn smiles
and pulling out my hair in gauzy clumps with
great care in preparation for summer.
I'm all tangled. Talk to me,
your Aluminum magnolia, al[l] tangled up
in twist-toss dreams where mouths say wrong things
and covers are mountains, the people cold explorers
gasp water, love, and we no longer walk sidewalks to
convenience stores, holding hands.
there, you bought a full set of sixty watercolor
pencils, now I am Steel daisy spring but then he/
you named me a different color
puddled on the ground in melted sun.
slow wait and wake for intersection lights
to walk illegal days along, heel-toe
careful balance on quick-changing sidewalk edges
RumorsI can hear their whispers flyRumors10 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Beyond the classroom door
Flooding through the hallways
Falls their muted downpour like a poison on the floor
I'm drowning in their madness and
I'm drowning in their hate
Suffocating by their malice and
Succumbing to my fate
Their subtle glances rake like knives
Across my wounded heart
Stabbing, jabbing, slicing, killing
Ripping me apart...
I'm Concealing feeling from the mobs; the masses
Reeling; kneeling from the pain, it passes
Touching; clutching this aching chest,
Holding close my wounded breast
While their laughter bubbles; doubles! Underneath the ocean of the oppressed
Boiling Roiling!! ready to explode
As soon as it is pressed;
The halls explode; they yell out names
To them it's all just fun and games
To me it's death and pangs of pain
Drowning under all their rain
Will I ever breathe again?
...Floating motionless in the deep