frontlinesee it draw closer, straight up aheadfrontline4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
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
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.
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
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?
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
strickenfalling into this abyss of darknessstricken4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
that surrounds me and grips me tight
haunted by all the demons of my inner mind
and by the ghosts of memories past
can't catch my balance, falling ever further
crippled by my fears and weaknesses.
see you walk in along in your suffering
but can't seem to push past the wall
of my terrors that control my mind
to be of any sort of angel to you
because i'm only human after all
the art of breakinglet me close, i'll pick you upthe art of breaking4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
i promise i won't let you fall
building up your trust once again
believe me, it won't hurt at all.
i won't let you become what i've been before
if i have to watch you go through this one more time
i think i might just lose my mind
no one said it would be easy, this re-constructing,
but i'll be here to pull you out of the cold, stop the bleeding...
are you gonna run away, leave me alone?
stay here, let me heal the scars that cut so deep?
can i heal the wounds that i haven't created?
now listen close to what you will hear
for this is the sound of the art of breaking...
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.
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
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
the hauntedhallowed groundthe haunted4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
angels dare not tread.
demon wings are spread.
LoveLove is giving someone the power to destroy you, but trusting them not to.Love4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
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
roulettecomes down to thisroulette4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
pill, bullet, knife or life?
roll the dice, let 'em fall
caught up in a game
that could be your
last, fatal mistake
is existence anything more
then just another game?
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
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.
taking me over...All these feelings are taking overtaking me over...5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Slowly, so slowly, but I feel them creeping closer
Taking hold of my heart, squeezing it tight
The tendrils of its haunting linger in the air
It sucks away every pain, every fear
Draws out the depression that hides so deep
Filters it out and works its fingers into the cracks
Seeps into the marrow of my bones
Becomes the blood that flows through my veins
And slips into my dreams to become you.
memorize...Try to memorize every linememorize...4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Every curve, every dip, every plane
Run my fingers across it...try to feel
But every feature I want to touch
Is just another photograph
forever and alwaysforever and alwaysforever and always4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
such a long time
forever and always
with you by my side
forever and always
i'll keep you here
forever and always
i'll wipe away your tears
forever and always
i'm telling the truth
just so you know that...
forever and always i'll love you