HalloweenGo toward the door.Halloween9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Turn off the light.
Say one last prayer.
Then say goodnight.
Accept your fate.
Lay down your head.
Then count to three.
And you'll be dead.
He saw you sleeping.
You are a keeper.
Meet your new friend.
Your favorite Grim Reeper.
He slows your pulse.
He takes your breath.
As you relax.
And try to rest.
He takes your hand.
Death so serene.
Wake up and smile.
broken heart.Confused and hurt i don't know what to do,broken heart.6 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
pain from the inside, the only one who can stop it is you.
lying through life so i don't have to feel sad,
telling everyone frowning was just, "my bad."
i wish i could tell you, but it's far too late now,
i come up with plans but still don't know how,
i survive day by day,
not worrying about myself, just if others are okay.
i miss when we were perfect, when everything went well,
i miss your warm hands, proving right now,
that i shouldn't have hurt you
from the very start, i should have just waited,
so i wouldn't now have a broken heart.
SorrowYou are losing it,Sorrow9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Little by little,
Sanity and soul
Full of holes
All of a sudden,
And your screams,
Do nothing but
Fill the air with
Your sad miasma.
You are a contradiction,
An exception to a rule
That never made sense,
And when you needed
Warmth, and a live body
To lean on, to cry upon,
You only find loneliness
Smirking at you,
Because it knows you,
More than you know,
More than you wish to know.
It is too late now
To escape your own trap,
Your web and fog,
Because nobody cares
For your mystery and puzzle,
Even when you lie broken,
Even when you bleed tears,
And your hands plead
Like flailing extremities
Of an agonizing spider.
You had your chance
To be human,
You had the time
To become normal,
You chose darkness
And now you fear
That you have gone
Blind, mad, and old,
The kind of creature
That you abhorred
When you could still smile.
It HurtsDid you believe me when I told you that,It Hurts8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
That it didn't hurt at all?
You're a fool, my dear, for listening.
Is that why you let me fall?
Did you kill me just for saying
That it hurt not for a minute?
Did you believe my heart unbreakable,
That my heart just wasn't in it?
Why are you hurt when I say
That I was hurt as well?
It's impossible not to hurt,
Not after how we fell.
IT HURTS, my dear, my once-love,
And it's not unreasonable to.
Stop turning your guilt to anger.
I can hurt because of you.
So, yes, I hurt. Accept it,
And accept it with great care.
You'll have to face it someday:
You're in my heart,
And you'll be forever there.
EdieEdie6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Her skin of powdered rice paper
the scent of rotting orchids,
a drug-induced Noh dancer with
slow-writhing limbs akimbo-
silver-gilded girl of the moment
at the factory that turned out
Monroe silk screens, and porn
to the drone of a refrigerator,
from asylum to the Big Apple,
the apple of her father's eye
and of his desires, she'd sleep
among the gay lovers, pretty boys
with erotic names of exotic birds,
knowing she was safe for a while
as they quarreled amongst themselves-
who'd bring her chocolate shakes,
and chauffeur their princess
to her doctor's for injections
(she was too much a lady to do it herself)
until her fingertips became match-heads
setting fire to hotel rooms,
flailing from inside a closet
while bellboys stole her furs-
face of a comatose junkie drawing deep
on filter-less cigarettes
(she wasn't afraid). And yet, what deeds
have you, Edith, what deeds?
But wasn't she fabulous! remembering
back when she and Suky spent trips
screaming from an open convertible
Pomegranate Seeds Persephone hugged her knees as the cold stone she sat upon slowly numbed her. Never before had she noticed stone, having spent her life in fields and meadows. Wide open spaces, the soft flowing grasses, the cool shade of the trees, the warm soil, and the heat of the sun warming the hard stone. If she ever was able to see the surface again, she would never view rocks the same.Pomegranate Seeds4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Light from the torches flickered, giving some illumination to the otherwise black room. In her meadows at home, if it were ever this dark, she could look up at the stars and the moon. Night was something she never feared, but this darkness now haunted her. It was inescapable. Helios would not ride across the Tartarus sky bringing light to this world of death. No one ever escaped Hades and the Underworld. Persephone was no goddess. She was a demi-god, daughter of Demeter an
InfatuationSurely the skies have parted and heaven has sent downInfatuation6 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
A glorious angel adorned with a luminous crown.
Beauteous maiden, you set my heart aflame!
I'd be faithful to you forever, if I only knew your name!
This middle school's doors now shine like pearly gates,
My passion is a hunger which only you can sate.
I now pronounce love eternal, forever and for all,
Ever since you glanced at me when you passed me in the hall!
Your form, it is perfection; your soul, it is divine,
I'd live in bliss for all my years if I could simply call you mine.
If only I had found you first, and keepers would be finders,
By the way, have you seen your face on the inside of my binders?
Good lass, I do now lay myself before you on my knees.
For you, I'd climb o'er all the mountains and swim the raging seas!
Deny me not your love, my dear, your pledge is what I desire,
Your friend says that you hate me, but he's a Judas and a liar.
Even now I do forsee our matrimonial night,
The prelude to our happy years without a
PapaThe halls of death are cold and dark,Papa4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I don't know why they beckoned to you.
Please tell me you at least tried
Searching for life before
Giving up your faith in its glow.
Please tell me you read
the card I made you,
That you tried to get better
Like the crayon drawings pleaded.
Tell me heaven welcomed you
Gates wide like the arms of a cross.
I miss the sandpaper scratch
Of your mustached kisses.
How your laugh was loud and heavy
Like your cannon-fire humor.
The way you sang all the wrong words
When you bustled in the kitchen.
You won't dance at my wedding,
Or whisper love to my babies.
But I pray you'll lend me
The fire of your spirit
When it's my turn
To step over the threshold
And follow you.
Hades and PersephoneThe Dark Divine Chapter OneHades and Persephone4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Asphodel," He yawned, resting his head on his hand. The translucent man before him bowed profusely and left in the direction of the Fields of Asphodel. After two thousand years of the same routine with little to no variation, a person (immortal or not) tends to get a little bored.
The lines seemed a little longer than normal today, or maybe it was they had a bit more difficult cases in them that made them seem so lengthy. Whatever the case, Hades was eager to be done for the day so he could return to his home, feed his three-headed dog, Cerberus and then himself, and retire to his chambers for the evening. That was his routine, as well as his curse. Wake with the dawn, sentence the souls, feed Cerberus and then wait for another day that was exactly like the last seventy-two thousand, nine hundred and ninety five days before it.
When the last of the souls were sorted out and the next boat full wouldn't come f
The Devil's Bodyguard- Ch.1Chapter One: The OfferThe Devil's Bodyguard- Ch.14 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
One year ago
The crowd was roaring as the two competitors made their way out to the arena, both of which were blocking out the noises and kept their focus on one another. This was one of the matches that people had wanted to see, to watch as two bitter sisters fight each other to settle their sisterly rivalry. Meeting in the middle and never breaking eye contact, the blonde and brunette women just stood there like it was going to be the final frontier.
The brunette woman in the red Chinese style dress and high heels narrowed her eyes at her older sister and clenched a fist.
"This time I will kill you," Anna Williams threatened. She had to be joking, right? Well that's what her sister thought as she laughed and then placed an icy cold gaze on Anna with her beautiful blue eyes.
"You don't learn, do you?" Nina taunted and then got into her fighting stance. "Well, come on then."
Anna smirked and then she too got into position.
The battle was set, and then
Annabel Lee by Edgar Allan PoeANNABEL LEEAnnabel Lee by Edgar Allan Poe10 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
by Edgar Allan Poe
It was many and many a year ago,
In a kingdom by the sea,
That a maiden there lived whom you may know
By the name of ANNABEL LEE;--
And this maiden she lived with no other thought
Than to love and be loved by me.
She was a child and I was a child,
In this kingdom by the sea,
But we loved with a love that was more than love--
I and my Annabel Lee--
With a love that the winged seraphs of heaven
Coveted her and me.
And this was the reason that, long ago,
In this kingdom by the sea,
A wind blew out of a cloud by night
Chilling my Annabel Lee;
So that her high-born kinsman came
And bore her away from me,
To shut her up in a sepulchre
In this kingdom by the sea.
The angels, not half so happy in Heaven,
Went envying her and me:--
Yes! that was the reason (as al
It Hurts."I was scared you would say 'no'.It Hurts.7 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
That's why I never asked you.
But it hurt more to have never asked you."
breathing.tonight you are alone, silence keeping your heart company. you try to breathe but there's no air, there's no air, there's nobreathing.6 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
one to love you.
you close your eyes and pretend life is a fairytale and the prince just saved the princess and the dragon's been slayed and everything's okay now, everything's okay. and everyone is smiling and happy music is playing in the background and there's only going to be sunny days. everyone is saying, here's your happy ever after, it's all yours now. everyone is happy -
well, except for you, because right now you're pretending you don't exist.
you compare hearts to fingerprints; no two are alike.
except yours was imprinted on a piece of paper. yours was on a piece of paper and it was raining yesterday and you left it outside and now it's all ruined.
but it doesn't matter anyway, because it's not like anyone wanted it in the first place.
tonight you are alone and panicking and your heart's racing and you're shaking.
he told you that some days, the su
Sometimes people need a lift.Love hurts.Sometimes people need a lift.6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I don't mean the stupid "you broke my heart"
kind of love that heals after you realize that loser
wasn't worth your tears in the first place.
I mean real love.
Honest, pure love. is so. painful.
I don't think everyone gets there honestly.
To give everything to someone.
I don't mean physically. I don't mean romantically.
Because in it's purest form, love can be felt with those who you give your entire being to.
Your pointless stories,
running errands together,
sitting in silence for hours in the same room,
your time and effort,
your most shameful moments,
allowing yourself to become vulnerable,
getting little notes on your door,
crying in the car as you listen patiently in the passenger seat.
Love hurts not because this person could break your heart.
It's so far beyond that.
It rips my heart out when you curl into a ball because some jerk told you that you weren't good enough.
I feel helpless to see you miserable, trying to make ends meet.
I've seen you br
Love HurtsI smile,Love Hurts9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
You make me believe.
You make me bleed.
A girl like you,
A boy like me,
You make me see it will never be.
The Particular Sadness of Pomegranate Seeds IIIThe Particular Sadness of Pomegranate Seeds III3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
There was a change in the wind, a shift in the grass. The sun became harsh and the ground grew cold. Silence and stillness saturated all space and time.
"Persephone!" She called. The wind carried her voice across the expanse of her garden. The wind did not return. No giggling or rustling, no whispering or dancing. She called out once again, "Persephone!" Yet still, her call remained unanswered.
The nymphs lost track of her in the meadow. Persephone was fond of disappearing into the forests and streams—or wherever the nymphs did not follow. The flowers and trees called to her. Demeter knew that her child was independent in nature and enjoyed her counsel with the flowers. Persephone distrusted the nymphs, knowing that their loyalty was first to her and not Persephone. However, Persephone maintained the loyalty of the life in the garden, something Demeter never tried to compromise.
Regardless of Persephone's want of freedom and independence, she always returned home. She never strayed bey
Wayward Devil- Prologue: Mark of the DevilThe Wayward DevilWayward Devil- Prologue: Mark of the Devil3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Prologue- Mark of the Devil
Three months ago...
Her slender body was laid upon that cold metal slate, confined within a massive tube-like machine as it scanned her body. Three months had passed since Azazel disappeared from the world, and the Devil Gene was supposed to go with the beast. However, the curse still existed in the body of one woman.
Originally, Nina thought that it would take some time for Devil to leave her body and die. Days turned to weeks, then weeks turned to months and the mark was still evident on her right forearm. This wasn't how things were meant to turn out. Jin sacrificed himself to rid the world of the curse that plagued the Mishima bloodline, and of Azazel, the one who had threatened to destroy the planet. In the end, there were still questions that had to be asked...
Was his death in vain? What good had it done if the world was left in destruction and Nina was left with the curse?
The clean-up campaigns around the world were all travelli
St. Valentine's DayHe left today.St. Valentine's Day6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The fourteenth of February.
A celebration of love turned sour
The roses wilting on the path
Around your numb bare feet
As you sit, trembling, disbelieving
Clutching at your heart.
How did it end like this?
Disagreement, anger and tears
And an indigo bruise upon your arm
Mind flicking through the memories
That he just stole away.
Your paper dreams in tatters
Torn butterflies on the breeze
Sodden with the sky's cold tears
Beating out their harsh melody
Upon your fragile roof.
Autumns BreathThe warm sky hovers above me,Autumns Breath6 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
And the leaves sway back and forth,
Breathing in the autumn air,
Feeling the peace of the shimmering light.
I inhale the scent of the warm fire,
Sparkling in front of me,
Warming my body and my heart,
Beaming in front of life proudly.
The cool river flows beside me,
Cleansing poor hearts with loss,
Purifying our eyes,
Seeing all but fall surroundings.
A butterfly flutters above me,
Showing the world beauty,
Concluding it's love,
Dancing with us.
The wind howls around me,
Breezing through our troubles,
Whispering it's care,
With delight and surprise.
The Particular Sadness of Pomegranate Seeds IVBegrudgingly he closed Persephone’s door. He did not wish to part with her, but he knew it was too soon. He longed for the days when they would whisper sweet nothings to each other as their bodies entwined, their limbs inseparable and indistinguishable from each other. One day they would participate in such endeavors.The Particular Sadness of Pomegranate Seeds IV3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Hades, who is that girl?” Hecate approached him as he locked Persephone’s door, taking one last moment to linger in future memories yet to be made.
“Persephone, I brought her here to marry me.” She was just as he imagined: full of life and love. She was always dancing, joyously, with her multitude of flowers and trees bowing to her. The sunlight, all at once, radiated from her skin as she absorbed it. He could not picture a woman more suited to his tastes and desires than she. She would be his goddess. She would bring life to the Underworld. She would all at once rule over death and life—with him at her side. He would know
Persephone and HadesPersephone & HadesPersephone and Hades8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
He watched his opposite.
His other half.
(Goddess of the Earth who belonged in the Sun)
They truly were the more he thought about it.
(Dark sun kissed skin & dark firry red hair with leaf green eyes)
(His skin so pale & blonde hair and icy blue eyes)
She stares out with lightless eyes at the river of Styx wanting to cross it.
To go back up & stand under the warm sun where she belongs.
To talk to the flowers & watch them grow while birds sing in praise of her beauty.
Eating honeysuckles & pomegranates & drinking the finest wine.
He was selfish, but even so she would look at him love.
(Her fingers tangled in his hair when she kissed him)
She would try her best to smile at him and tell him she loved him.
Her words were like a sweet powdery lie that would melt on his tongue.
He was a selfish monster who devoured these lies in the dead of night when they were tangled together in silk and sweat.
(He always felt like he was melting when he held her at night)
She would sit n
Prince Charming? No Thanks.I don't need a savior in armor brightPrince Charming? No Thanks.8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I'm no damsel in distress
I can win in my own fight
I can do it best
Please don't call out to me
I don't want your stupid rhyme
I don't need your hand again
I'll save myself this time
No, I'm not gonna let down my hair
I don't want a magic carpet ride
I don't need a kiss to wake me up
Or prince charming by my side
So what If the glass slipper doesn't fit
I'll go barefoot instead
I don't need magic to fall in love
Or a tiara on my head
I'd love for you to leave now
And let do my thing
I don't need you anymore
Or your diamond ring