RememberI leave no marker to my nameRemember9 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.
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
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.
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.
The Lord and Lady.Limbs tangle in leafy shadows,The Lord and Lady.6 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.
My First and Last War PoemWhen he came back from the war,My First and Last War Poem9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
all he saw was shrapnel.
Not like the sort on the battlefield,
at home there were no bodies,
there was no thick sticky blood on his hand,
She stood at the beach,
brushed back a strand of hair
a jellyfish washed onto shore.
She knew only the dead were that clear
and it reminded her of the poisonings:
dead cats and dogs curled in balls along the sidewalk
after some jerk littered the doorsteps
steaks marinated in cyanide.
instead, he watched his family,
watched himself at the dinner
table as if he weren't even eating
swallowed the potatoes and wondered
"where is the metallic flavor;"
"where is the gritty dirt?"
And there was that other time
she was walking in some forest,
and there was this stag
limp in the dirt,
coat the same color as the mud,
speckled in hovering flies,
an arrow wound under it's chest
and only the antlers taken for trophy.
He doesn't know how to go to the grocery
anymore, how to pick out a ripe pear.
He squints to read t
God's WhisperThe chaotic spiritGod's Whisper6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
that mortals posses
flies deliriously through
the gate that only
Heaven's Angel guard's.
When the wind blows, softly,
like a jaguar on the prowl,
the sorrow is lifted and mended.
As God's whisper floats through
the air on a zephyr,
it lifts our hearts
to the silver lining
in every cloud.
loststill I dream of peaceful yearslost6 years ago in Other More Like This
still I wish to hold you near
never forgetting, warm embrace
hands gentle as they touch my face
still I dream of days of fear
still I wish to hold you near
forgotten now, sound of your voice
never even given a choice
still I live in misery
still a hole inside of me
forgotten who I used to be
lost the child inside of me
still I lie here and putrefy
still I want to say goodbye
speak to me, tell me why
you've forsaken your child
Hilf Mir Fliegen 2 Part 12Bill put his hand on his forehead and squinted at the bright light in the ceiling.Hilf Mir Fliegen 2 Part 126 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Where am I? he repeated, looking around. Am I in Heaven? Or is this Hell? Or someplace in between?
Morrison chuckled. I believe you four have some catching up to do. With that, he and the other slayers left the room, leaving us in shocked, awkward silence.
Gustav? Bill asked, looking closely at Gustav's face. He looked down at Georg and I who were still on the floor. Hello, everyone. Where's Tom? Are we all dead?
B-Bill? Gustav started, putting his hands on Bill's shoulders. Is that really you?
Well, it's either me or the drugs, Bill replied with a laugh. These leather-clad freaks really like to pump you full of all kinds of loopy shit. Oh, heheh, pardon my
ColorColor13 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Black is the heart of a lonely traveler.
Black is the heart of someone who lost their true love.
Black is a cat strolling under the midnight stars,
And black is the night sky at the stroke of twelve.
Black was the love I once had.
Black are the clouds that hang over a neglected child.
Black is the soul of a liar,
And black are the days of death, mourning, and sorrow.
Black is the sky on a rainy day of tomorrow.
Black like the night sky when two star-crossed lovers run on the sandy beach.
Black are the hollow eyes of the teenager crying in the corner.
Black like the cloak of the loner to proud to confess he is actually a mourner.
Black is your shadow on a sunny day.
Black is the color behind a mask.
Black is your conscience when you have done an evil task.
Black is the color of all emotion.
s h a r d swhat do you sees h a r d s9 years ago in Open More Like This
outside your window?
do you see me?
or what will be?
Your eyes are white
Hands clinging tight
clinging to the blight.
It's winter now,
frost buries all.
no matter how,
All knees will bow
(before the chopping block)
inside my head
twist until death
it will insist.
My eyes, it's goal
My soul, it's weapon
I crawl into a hole
I cannot pay your toll.
can you see
the white dove?
She brings death from above
A ruined thought
hollow and ashamed
Sold for release.
A dull gray
Inch By InchSo confused.Inch By Inch6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Inch by inch.
Needing to fly
I hit the cruise control
aiming the vehicle towards
what I can perceive as
the "Right thing".
I turn up the music
and lose myself in the sound.
TrueSelfFake smilesTrueSelf7 years ago in Other More Like This
In a dark room filled with doubt.
From the pack
From the crowd
An empty heart fills no space.
Whats really going on in me.
replaces the pain
drowns my sorrows
How can everyone be so blind.
I'm hungry for freedom
Begging for comfort
Thirsty for salvation
Pleading to be noticed
And may you finally see, the true me.
HourglassHourglass,Hourglass9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
dropping time away
Seeming to go on
for e t e r n i t y.
there's nothing left...
time once stood.
She HumsShe humsShe Hums6 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
She hums her breath it rolls
Off her tongue
Into the night so young
When she was but a child
She did play
Amongst the stars and caravans
Of stardust across the land
Whispering to the night
As it rolls off her skin
So dark and yet so pale
Through her heart rises this gale
Holding the sea tight
It's ever lapping grace
Wanting to take all of it in
She puts it to paper with a pen
With ink and quill she writes
Gathering the mist to her
Her naked flesh becoming
Almost invisible, the night tumbling
She hopes that someone might
Read her story, mysteries unfolding
The Sun does rise
Over the paper, the ink does dry
A Boo in the NightA Boo in the Night7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
A Boo in the Night
you run yet crawl
across the forbidden 10 feet
the hint of a cackle
you play the role
of an unspoken fear
Hiding under a
your secret uncertainty
of tires and scissors
What will the
caved-in tree knot
whisper for us today?
the self-inflated tales
the logic in your mind
the hint of a foot
your oblivious curiousity
Run yet crawl
from a stalking shadow
that's creeping, creeping
CompassIn life there are only so many directions you can ventureCompass8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Which will still lead toward home
As long as the key is not forgotten
Through swirling storm and weather
a deep yearning
Is still all that comes between us
And fear can be the quiet mocker
Making everything clear into gray
Though truth still prevails eventually
Even when we are aged with
Sorrow and newfound wisdom
Words of WisdomWords of Wisdom9 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Words of Wisdom. 431.
"Into each life some rain must fall," and so I learnt to swim,
But I'll still be at the station when my damned ship comes in,
"Beauty's only skin deep," in jealousy we moan,
Though I know having cut myself, ugly's to the bone,
Just when things are going wrong, "smile it could get worse"
Then sure as hell its worse you get, as by some magic curse,
"Each cloud a silver lining," have faith things will improve,
Above, your Sun is shining, shows clearly through the roof,
"Do only unto neighbours" … another useless verse,
What they forget to tell you is, you have to do it first,
Remember too "A friend in need" may call upon your aid,
What kind of friend is this indeed, you'll never be repaid,
And, "Mighty trees from acorns grow" another worldly pearl,
What goods a damn great Oak to me, I'm not some bl**dy squirrel,
So please no p
and the ocean will carry sandsand the ocean will carry sands7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
They became the
tears you wept
the reflectionless puddle
You were afraid, would even mirrors
With eyes caped,
you shaded your eyes from
You're not sorry
it wasn't funny
But I can see an ocean
You can see it too
The ocean is weeping
Its jetstream clouds unable to comfort
your undeserved pain
your clenching of teeth
with upside-down hearts
looking at you
with an apathetic lens
If I abandoned my mask
will you still see me?
You want to rise
but you can't stand
You want to lie down
but refuse to fall
_______and you're hiding
_______behind a disarming smile
to stay the golden robes
you hope we see
Tomorrow's moon is bringing a jar of hope
______is what I'd like to say
______But the sky can't promise stars
______nor can the desert promise oceans
But I can promise
your shovel in the sand is not alone
ShatteredIs anyone out there?Shattered8 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
Contest: DualityContest: Duality8 years ago in Editorial More Like This
Oxford English Dictionary Definition
duality . n. (pl. dualities) the state of having two parts or aspects
The aim of this contest is to write of an experience when you saw yourself acting as though you were another person. A time when you let your 'dark side' lead the dance, a time when you lost control. Perhaps you could deal with dual identities e.g. Jekyll and Hyde.
Questions To Ask Yourself:
Was the result of this experience positive or negative?
How did it feel to be 'outside' yourself?
What sensations/emotions etc. did you feel?
Did you enjoy these feelings?
What did you do whilst under the control of your dark side?
What did you deduce to be the meaning?
This can be fictional or non-fictional, poetry or prose, so long as you express the concept of duality.
You may write in first or third person - which ever comes naturally - (writing in third person would tie-into the concept nicely).
- Push your imagination and your writing skills
- Be original - or