ShatteredIs anyone out there?Shattered7 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I ask you to hear my distant pleas,
Silence my screams,
Banish my dreams,
And forgive me.
Someone cradle me,
Child that I am,
Lock my sorrows and fears away,
Turn my nightmares and tears astray,
Don't let them haunt me.
Someone show me,
Naïve that I am,
Show me that suffering happens in all places,
In the countless hearts and myriad faces
Of those who are human.
Someone mend me,
Broken that I am,
Sew together the fragments of my heart,
Help it be, part by part,
You may listen, but do you hear?
You may watch, but do you see?
Someone break me,
Darkness that I am,
Shatter me with the blissful light,
Destroy me with what is good and right
Before I devour myself.
Someone heal me,
Stone that I am,
Awaken me from this paralysed state,
Don't let sin be my destined fate,
Let my blood be crimson again.
The child made mistakes, let her be free,
The naïve one will see, hold her again,
The broken heart mends, please let it beat,
The darkness will fade, no
Patterns on the Floor TilesPatterns on the Floor Tiles10 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Dearly held your gaze in mine
and blown away the sand of time
and 'til tomorrow's sun ablaze
unwinds the hours, counts the days.
Dearly held your hand in mine
and traipsed across the borderline
of twilight now disguised as dawn
and sunlight hid with curtains drawn.
Only time will tell, they'd say
and sit to watch the passing day;
they'd sit and dream and time the while
sprinkles a pattern unto the tiles.
Soon they're swept or scrubbed away,
the souvenir of time's decay,
and every grain that's left behind
subtracts a minute more of time.
Into the Fragile :updated:Into the fragileInto the Fragile :updated:6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
where hearts break like China cups.
Where souls are afraid to fly.
Where my soul became grounded.
Ripped out of the sky
by needy hands
that tore through my feathers
and ripped my wings apart.
Now I stand here alone
but yet again surrounded
by the fragile beings
that use their fallen feathers
WharfIWharf7 years ago in Horror More Like This
Barraged by the churnings of Poseidon, atop a scattering of dark, wet, obsidian rocks with seaweed and algae clinging to them stood a small house. The small amount of grass on the island, only a hundred yards or so from the shore, was pitiful; it was brown, ever in autumn. The house was humble; it was built from scraps and driftwood, parts of ships that had washed ashore were part of the eclectic make-up of the small house.
The rocks came down at an angle, and made a gentle ramp that had been turned into a makeshift boardwalk down to a dock. The dock was scattered by fish skeletons, seabird droppings, ropes, buoys, broken lobster traps, and fishing knives stabbed into some of the pilings. The grey wood of the wharf and boardwalk matched that of the house; it was weatherworn, full of salt and sweat, but sturdy and stubborn as the man that had built his house on the island.
The rest of the fishermen knew little of him; he was quiet, respectful, and never quarreled with others over whos
I Breathe Sin-Blame it on LustI Breathe Sin-Blame it on Lust9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Tempest told you everything.
~I've never been sober to the ocean.~
You strike me dead held fast in your arms,
MonsterMonster6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
He couldn't watch the news
because it made him uncomfortable.
It made his bones feel like crying
and dragged his smile down
around his shoulders
when he saw the body bags
from the local genocide
piled up on the tarmac
like lonely luggage
that lost its way home.
It sent him running
for the parachute of a third martini
to see the eyes of a killer
smiling in a courtroom,
daring the cameras to get too close
to his face
and make him a best seller,
because he didn't like thinking
there were no blessings left
or miracles of science
or that history repeated itself
like a comfortable monster
RememberI leave no marker to my nameRemember8 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I won't sign yearbooks promising I'll come back.
because I know I won't.
But remember me.
Remember me as I was, not as the yearbook shows.
Remember me as the person you've come to know.
The times we had together,
no matter how often or few,
remember me as I was
and I'll remember you.
Last EscapeLast Escape9 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
The patter of feet
Fills these tiny ears.
Grabbed by her thin arm,
Her mother appears.
She follows footsteps,
Keeping all silent.
Not daring to cry,
No longer an infant.
Keep your eyes low, child,
Hurry those two feet.
Orders from Mother,
She tries to be discrete.
Billows of Ma's skirt
Cover her fragile face.
How long before we
Can get out of this place?
Fields zip past as
The train chugs on.
She sits quietly,
With clothes all torn.
We're reaching, child,
We're almost there.
Just a little more.
Say a little prayer.
She closes her eyes
As the bomb falls.
Hands clasped together
As it struck the thin walls.
Pain she didn't feel
Tears she didn't shed.
Now all we can do
Is mourn for a child dead.
Don't WorryDon't Worry9 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
A sudden blackout
Of the once bright sky, but the
Stars are still shining.
September haikus, 09 finnished1.September haikus, 09 finnished5 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
The day is warmer
then your heart ever made me
maybe tears can dry.
Green is the new grass,
that grows where the sprinklers are
dust grows elsewhere though.
Bright light in the dark
the moon keeps me going now
when I just want sleep.
Oh silent cloud over there,
why do you avoid me here
when I just want rain?
The day dawns crimson,
clouds throw blood across the sky,
my eyes close softly.
I write of sorrows
this world indeed has many
and they all do hurt.
Sleep soft and tender
like the wool of newborn lamb
warms this broken night.
Listening as soft
gentle sounds break in the night
turning this mind over.
the sun is greeting this world
is it the last day?
Powder puff moments
why is their such terror here
hidden under masks.
Oh look how serene,
how innocent those red lips,
as the lily danced.
You have a hold here
it tied itself in ribbons
around my poor heart.
singed nerves snap and fray
pain in rivers run gushing
now he m
DownClouds gathering again, sun shines no moreDown6 years ago in Other More Like This
rain drops in my mind wash away
all the love I've felt before
Looking down at the ceiling
I see myself slipping away
raped of all my innocence
no way I can be saved
My frozen heart is breaking
shattered pieces fall like rain
still looking down at the ceiling
my heart lies broken on the floor
Everybody Else's GirlWishing I was over thereEverybody Else's Girl7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Where all the pretty girls are
But I am over here
in the Library is where I hid
Trying not to draw anyone's attention
Eating almost nothing
Starving myself in hopes
That someone would see
But no one did
I was 50 pounds underweight
And my mom just said
"You look so pretty!"
But I knew better
I was ugly inside
And everyone else
could see it.
So they stayed away,
And I lost my mind slowly,
Then a total annihilation
Of my mind came.
I went into the hospital,
No not one for physically sick people,
One for the mentally ill.
I was in restraints almost every night.
I wouldn't eat.
Then I was raped by an orderly
Who eventually got caught,
and put on trial...
but it was 13 years too late.
So I became even uglier on the inside,
And I lost hope.
All that was me had gone.
it all happened like Tori said,
"Sit in the chair and be good now,
Try to remember all that we told you,
The white coats entered the room,"
there was no one there calling me back.
Life, Love, LostLightened Love-Lips lying,Life, Love, Lost6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
on a miserable murder mouth,
in the dark dancer's face,
hands holding the harmony,
shivering safe sanctuary,
enclosed eyes exploding,
Life, Love, Lost!
StitchesStitches6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The truth is,
you like the way he used you
and did not find you delicate and kept you awake
with the spare change of his mouth.
He called you goddess
and you believed him,
his hands pressing your knees
back to the wall,
crippling your expensive words
into stick figures.
You liked feeling his need for you
in the tight knot
where his belt
bullied your skirt
and the way the sky went empty
when he touched you
became your religion;
but the stitches in his heart
tripped up your feet
and broke you like a vagrant
who crept low
under the dimming stars.
Aurora BorealisNature unfolds like an angel's embraceAurora Borealis7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
and the sky fade in your infinite eyes.
We can see the universe from here,
touching the last remains of Earth's
I always told you there is no heaven,
only nebula rings in cosmic strings.
Look, love, at the dying of the sky,
at the acid green arrows above our heads.
Someone brushed the moon with sweet butter,
making it glow like a baked cookie.
It looks so tasty now - I want to devour it whole,
as the warm wind carries its smell
through our dying atmosphere
and into my lungs.
I will never reach it.
The moon digests itself.
I do think this moment is perfect for romance,
as the gates of the cosmos open before us.
And now that nature unfolds of its grip,
I'll hold you instead.
And now that everything spreads and stretches,
we're shrinking even more, together,
And what is left for us but love?
I hold you close to me.
The moon has stopped eating itself,
the universe is still.
They're observing us so carefully,
I Have ReturnedGuardians of the four directions.I Have Returned6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Guardians of above and so as below.
My friend and his wolf pack.
My closest has something up his foxy sleeves.
Lost cards found.
just when I thought
They were gone for good,
Raven takes me to the Void.
Johnny Rook has my back,
as I enter the nothingness
from which everything is born,
I feel as though I have been washed clean.
All of those difficult thoughts,
all of those feelings that tear at me,
all those memories that have bled,
wash away into the Void.... I have returned.
Silk HeartYour heart glistensSilk Heart5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
like a new fish,
caught against the rocks.
You once let me hold it
in my hands
and I trembled at its weight
and the way it beat
so fiercely under my fingers -
too many birds
holding up the sky.
You offered to make me
one of my own -
monstrous and simple,
out of silk and pins
to tuck under my coat
But the truth is,
I only like yours
because it reminds me
and the clouds in your smile
every time it rains.
She's not coming home -RANDOM "So what..."She's not coming home -RANDOM5 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
They threw her to the ground.
"So what if I'm diffrent..."
"So what..." she said, as they hit her heart hard.
"No matter what, you take it all out on me... but I sware to myself hear. I sware to my dear friends.... I'm not going to let you beat me, beat the happyness in which is my heart."
She was young, playing with her friends, her favorite pase time. But, she was alway alone, their in that littile grovling house.
She didn't care, her family was quite rich, but it meant aboslutly nothing to her. She whom worn the same thing over and over agine, she whose parents where always to busy to spend a wink of pure time with her.
She whom wished, to no what a real loving family felt like....
May was her name, May with no last name what so ever. May found their be no need of a last name, for it was she whom was so distent, so rejected by thoes people that she didn't even understand the sroundings. She new nothing of the world and what it held.
The Lord and Lady.Limbs tangle in leafy shadows,The Lord and Lady.5 years ago in Open More Like This
puffing breaths the air wheezes,
the birds break songs on humid air,
as skin breaks in shedding paper.
This is the last moment they are together,
an eternity passes in their eyes,
they rise as one with a glistening tear drop,
that sparks the growth of rivers.
Hair settles like flowing velvet,
and ruby lips kiss in soft defeat,
One second, one eternity their love renewed,
their love is destroyed.
The sun and moon they pass forever onwards,
their love always flowing through the heavens,
scattered where the beams dance in rainbows,
sung in the gentle sigh of a mothers song.
It is cruel to lovers so old, it is so cruel indeed,
but love is a form of death, and lust a form of greed.
Casanova at WorkYou traced my open palmCasanova at Work9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
with your index finger,
six letters: I L O V E U.
(Rainbows exploded in my head.)
You lift me to such dizzying heights,
How could I not love you, too?
You sighed with pleasure
Rain RainRain, rain, go away.Rain Rain5 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Come again some other day.
Dry your tears and fake a smile.
Keep your chin up all the while.
Never show them how you feel.
You don't even know what's real.
Lie until the morning sings.
Masked intentions clip your wings.
Given in to painful glares.
Wondering just what you are.