Ten Black RosesTen black roses that glow in the dark,Ten Black Roses10 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
ten black roses to blacken your heart.
Ten black roses that shine in the night,
ten black roses glistening and bright.
Ten black roses to numb the pain,
ten black roses drowning in shame.
Ten black roses tattooed on my back,
ten black roses blacker than black.
Ten black roses to camouflage fears,
ten black roses to wipe away tears.
Ten black roses are evil and cold,
ten black roses wilt and unfold.
Ten black roses an isolated curse,
ten black roses torn and hurt.
We Were Only PretendLook me in the eyes,We Were Only Pretend3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
& Tell me the truth.
I'm sick of all the games,
& I'm tired of all the lies.
I know you're hiding something from me,
& I know that you don't want me.
So I don't see the point in staying,
Especially when I'm not worth your loving.
Don't make me promises you
Where I'm FromWhere I'm From3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Where I'm from...
The silence deadens the night
As the last picture falls
Screams echo through the sobs
As the mechanical lights retreat into the night
As the roar fades into dark
A squat grey metal lunchbox
Surrounded by it's clones
Empty promise of hunger easements
Flashes of sirens in my sleep
Bullets make a twisted lullaby
After the tears bathe my face
A girl born from filth
A child forced to grow
A plant full of miracles
The pain far from removed
Dreams make a name
Plans to make a dream
Where I'm from...is a living hell
Where heaven is just a dream
Life can end so easily, but
All I really need is hope