frontlinesee it draw closer, straight up ahead
this is the plain of the shadow of death
catch your breath, hold the sight
keep it close, here in your mind's eye
push on ahead, never looking back
you fight to live and live for the fight
pick this up and run, you're the only ones
keep driving on, fight this thing until you've won
standing together, never backing down
this is the end and here we go now
from yesterdayevery face is a map of the worldfrom yesterday4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
that we've lived
intersections of lives
and crossing of lines
can't escape the fate
for its what you've made
and everything calls you back
scattered piecesnumbness is the only feeling i have leftscattered pieces4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
need someone to pick me up, don't let me fall
gather the shards of my heart that i've left behind
all my scattered pieces blown by the wind
i cannot heal wounds that are not my creation
i've deftly discovered the art of breaking
wasting time...they all tell me i'm just wasting my timewasting time...4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
throwing my pearls before the swine
tell me i'm gonna be pushed away
you'll break me down and turn around
tell me not to even try lest i fall and break
that you're just waiting for your chance
to reach inside, take all of me, leaving nothing behind.
i say they're blind, i'll never push you away
they'll never see what i find in you that makes me want to stay
passion and painPassion is now but strife just around the cornerpassion and pain5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Slinking closer, the tendrils of its presence precede it
The building tension peaks and I have to wonder
If the cataclysm of pain isn't the same as passion.
Tears, tears of anger dripping down my face
The rain of sweet love that's become twisted
Blood, the blue blood that flows red
That bleeds heavy and hot for you
Sweetest touches, slowly, lingering
Whispers of softness
Tearing through me, ripping me apart
Breaking my heart.
Never Coming Back Her hair whipped around her face as she stood at the edge of the precipice, the gulls screaming above and the waves crashing below. There would be no turning back. This she knew.Never Coming Back5 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
She turned slowly and made her way back to the path that wound down to the beach. Her past was gone, the present was fading, the future...well, the future held nothing but the gray haziness of pain. There had been passion. Once upon time; but no longer.
He left her in her pain and her misery. When she needed him the most, he left, never coming back. She knew from the beginning that it wasn't going to last, but she tricked herself, deceived herself into believing that it would. She always told him that she wasn't hurting, that she was fine, that she would be okay. All he ever did was look into her blue eyes and tell her that she was lying.
She stopped reminiscing and looked over the beach. It was empty. Cold. Gray. Bitter. She stooped
sad clownYou say you only hear the sounds of madnesssad clown4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
With a rare, soft, quietly spoken word of love
Agony, pain, depression, death and sadness
Are the voices of your world
You spin your webs and crooked lies
That I don't believe and can see behind
What they really are and pretend to be
Nothing more than a mask...a facade
To keep you safe from the hurt and pain
Duck around the walls to glimpse your soul
That part of it that you can't help but let me see
Don't push me away, loving you is where I want to be.
beware the story-book wolvesthe darkness creeps closerbeware the story-book wolves4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
the tendrils of sickly yellow light
wrap their fingers around consciousness
squeezing out the dregs of last emotions
trapped in the walls of the mind, never to escape
a presence of something taking over
its malevolent designs still unknown
wanting to break down, take over, control, and own
tears can't fall, stifled by terror and fear
choking on bitter bile that threatens to rise
dominated by horror, assaulted by strain
try to cast away the inner ghosts that ensnare
take captive every living thought and soul
a mind warped by tension and pain
beware the story-book wolves...
Comedy Of ErrorsHow it begins:Comedy Of Errors4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Suddenly, you are entranced.
Assaulting your senses,
Amazingly, here is the end.
Insanity, of course.
Affecting your emotions,
Lives played out on a page.
Isn't tragedy just a fatal comedy of errors?
still watersCaught in a currentstill waters4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
And I can't break free
Pulling me away
Taking over me
Tossed to and fro
Drowning in this sea
Pull me closer
Lull me to sleep
Arms wrapped around me
Still waters run deep
Our Farewell...A handful of photographsOur Farewell...5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
A memory of a smile
A resounding laugh that lingers
An embrace of warmth and love
A dream of a different ending
A wish of happier times
A hope of another meeting
A loss of your beautiful life
A week of crying myself to sleep
A month or two or more of numbness
A year of missing you
And there are more yet to come
I never thought it could happen,
That that day would come so soon,
That I'd never get to say goodbye
And I am missing you,
For this is our final farewell.
graviora manentsearching blindly for something i know is theregraviora manent5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
but i just can't seem to be able to find it
no matter how hard i look, it always escapes
its not as black and white, not so clear cut
as everyone wants me to believe
i thought i might have had found the light
then you came, now i'm confused again
i don't know what to think, don't know what to feel
all i know is that i want to feel real
but this is the bitter taste of failure
and just another hollow hallelujah
the last nightsee the scars on your wrist, pain in your eyesthe last night4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
smile a weak watery smile, cuz you've tried
to lie to me and hide the pain
i'll be everything and whatever you need me to be
this is the last night you'll spend alone
i'll hold you in my arms and never let you go.
dry the tears, open your eyes and see
this is the last night that you'll ever be away from me
never be the samewho are you?never be the same4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
i know who i am
i know who you are
who am i now?
and after all this
is said and done
after all the times
remembering the promises
of all those yesterdays
i know that after loving you
i will never be the same
screaming of silenceI know your speakingscreaming of silence4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
But I just can't seem to hear
Echoing silence is all that I feel
Withdraw deeper, pulling away
Distancing you from me
Please? Don't let me leave.
reclusionThere's a lie of seclusion surrounding mereclusion4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
That softly kills everyone around
Found a stranglehold now won't let go
Tighten the noose around your neck 'cuz
Sins and skeletons are the hardest things to hide
Just follow the tales of the trail of dead
They're the ones that will lead you home
eternitymisty swirlseternity4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
hues of color
black and purple
depth of darkness
end of life
shores of paradise.
Hello Lonely...It's lonely nights like theseHello Lonely...5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
That I'm in my bed
Wrapped up in my blankets
Cuddling with my teddy bear
And I wish that it was you.
That sweet love song
We like to sing
Playing in my headphones
And I try to keep
The tears from falling.
I know you wouldn't want me to be sad...
But I'm so lonely tonight...
And maybe, just maybe
If I imagine hard enough I can feel...
Your arms wrapped about me
Your warm breath on my skin
And your heartbeat next to mine.
elusive dreamingJust a small-town girlelusive dreaming4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
so lonely in this world
looking for love in the shadows
that the streetlights cast in the night.
Just a city boy
hope broken and destroyed
searching for love in the darkness
scared of the demons of his mind
Took a midnight train just to get away
from all the hurt, despair and pain
never thought they'd find what they were looking for
strangers together, hear the waves crash on the shore
dreams and thrills, ever elusive
now discovered, give a reason to live.
echoesFloundering in the mire of liesechoes4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
That accost my mind and soul
Silence screams the truth
But all I hear are the echoes.
stop timesand in glassstop time4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
take a breath
blink an eye
make a pause
fall in love
Tangled Webs Within...The rain pours downTangled Webs Within...5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Washing all this away
Cleansing my soul
Of sorrow and pain
The heaviness finally dispelling
I think I can breathe
Your presence still lingers
But no longer oppressive
Your warmth surrounds me
Even though you are gone.
So many pages have stains
Black streaks of running ink
From all the tears I've hidden.
As the seasons change so slowly
So life runs the same
I wish time would stop
So I could stay here forever
Lost in this happiness, this peace
That I have finally caught a glimpse of.
I still miss you, wish you were here
But you're not and life still spins
Weaving it's tangled webs around me
But at least now I can see.
only the good die youngyeah this is how it goesonly the good die young4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
the spin of life like a wheel
spin, spin, spinning around
and death comes far too soon.
the swing of the pendulum
tick, tick ticking down
here we go, let's take this as it hits us
'cuz you know, after all, they say that
it's only the good that die young.