EndlessI am staringEndless6 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
at a clock
but the time
are the hours'
I am staring
out a window
and my vision
I see the
I see the
and yes those
I am staring
at a bed that
is always empty
except for me;
but still I see
you in my dreams
We know where
each other are
yet we are still
-Brian Shuffett/Dawn ?
October 25th, 2009 (original)/ June 11th, 2010 (collaboration)
pistol priesti want a dance that destroys the dancerpistol priest6 years ago in Open More Like This
as if he is wrapped in barbed wire and as he spins
he is gently shredded, unraveled like a piece of
yarn or a piece of clothe or a young smile
stopped at the corners of a mouth
as a bud. cut as he dances
i want air like a razor, a song like a knife
an imagination that limits heaven to a smile
imagine that as i dance my legs unravel
around you. around this silence
and religion people, like so many
beings i know. i want this dance.
i want it in me like a mountain
down by the roadway railway
in my churches vestibule
i place my hands on your head
and you fall down a foot
and your hair is smooth as silver
the shaft of a gun.
imagine that this flower peels me
each time i see you are older
and i am more and more gone
each time i see you my mouth is heavy
with my dissipation and the dance in me
is a spiral, the hand on me pushes me in
a circle rasping, be healed! be healed
but you are but a broken creature
telling me about healing?
i feel your pistol wel
With the Strength of a Child His ripped shirt is barely visible in the dust and smoke. He kneels in the rubble, bloody faded jeans loose on his hips, tan skin lined with ragged cuts and bruises underneath. Long dark hair, now dusty white and matted with blood, ripples in the wind like a tattered flag of surrender.With the Strength of a Child6 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
He can't feel the pain.
Broken jaws whisper of sadness.
Broken voices scream of loss.
And his broken eyes turn toward the ground, shadowed with fear and weakness. He clutches his head in scarring hands, ignoring the sharp debris biting his legs. He stares vacantly at the cracked concrete lying in the dust.
He can't see it at all.
Young eyes glisten with tears.
I Still Miss YouEven thoughI Still Miss You6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I can't be with you,
I can still
until I open my eyes;
then I just miss you.
Hold meHold me,Hold me9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
It's all that I ask…
Just hold me so I can tell you about the never ending stars
Just hold me and let me whisper
About our secret place
About the place where light sees darkness in the mirror,
Where cold, fear and love are molded in stillness
A fleeting moment is all that I ask…
For everything will be the same again
Me looking for you, you searching for me,
Empty yet full…
Fed up with myself, so hungry for you…
Weather ManCast iron clouds cascadeWeather Man5 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Down like an air raid
The sky is grey like TV static
I raise two fingers like rabbit ears
And try to receive your signal
I can feel my fillings picking up AM radio
The weather carries an uncharacteristic sense of urgency.
The weatherman is screaming.
His voice is hoarse, his breathing shallow.
There is a storm coming.
That lysergic acid rain may fall
And rend my flesh away
Hot and humid as a fever
And the hallucination with it
It is raining sideways now,
The weatherman doesn't tell the wind
Which way it's gonna blow
Distance exaggerated by the damp air,
I am an island today.
I kiss the emptiness where you should be,
But I taste only salt water.
When I told you you made me feel
Like New Orleans in two thousand and three,
I didn't always mean in a good way
A blown away way.
I feel the saline in all my open wounds.
Sharks are strolling down Bourbon Street,
Their dorsal fins indistinguishable from the shore break.
The bodies are floating to the
I Miss You.I Miss You.7 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
I still miss your smile,
The light color of your eyes when you glazed at the sky.
Your warm hugs when I felt cold.
Your amazing kisses when I was mad.
I've really got to say your all I ever had.
I miss you every second
but you've only made me sad
we always seem to have gotten through everything,
but this time we fell apart.
You held me in your arms like no one has before
I felt love and cared
We had something so great
everything we ever shared
Love is two people never letting go
two people caring for each other no matter what
each day that goes on
love grows only bigger
realizing only one can be everything.
Sometimes I think I'll never find love again
because it was something so unexplained
I want us to be "meant to be"
I won't stop loving you
I won't stop loving you
my love for you won't ever die
I'm sorry I've let go
no longer by your side
I miss youI miss you11 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I miss you
It's all I have to say
I thought it better that way
But it kills me
And I can't fight this reliance
I'm drowning here
Amid this sick, strange silence
I need you
To tell you what I feel
To hear you
And remember what is real
When we said nothing
But it said so much
When we ran away
To get in touch
I feel you here
So lost inside me
I need you now
Or I'll fall apart completely
I miss myself
That piece you still hold
This space is hollow
Leaves me so cold
I can't forget you
I never will
The way you changed me
Because I miss you still...
ConfusedI want to be aloneConfused9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
But once I am
I can't stand
I want everything to be quiet
But once it is
I can't stand
I want to live my life
But once I start
I just feel like dying
I want to be happy
But once I am
I always become sad
I want to laugh
But when I do
I feel like crying
I want to be loved
But once I am
I feel nothing but hate
I want to forget the past
But once I do
I feel ashamed
I want to be strong
But once I am
I always become weak
I don't know
I don't know why
I feel this way
Just please understand
Would you miss me?Would you miss me if I diedWould you miss me?9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Would you kiss me if I cried
Would you hold me tight
Would you squeeze my hand
As my last breath left me
Would you miss me in the night
Cause im not there by your side
Would you cry on my grave
Would you leave flowers in summer
Crosses in winter
Would you cry when someone speaks my name
Would you put my picture in a frame
Would you miss me if I died
Could you wait to be by my side?
Diary of a Madman July 30thDiary of a Madman July 30th5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
July 30, 1988
Today is my birthday and my loving husband bought me a wonderful gift - you. I guess after we found all of my old diaries stored in the attic, he knew I would love to have a new one. So today I am overjoyed to have such a loving husband. By the way, Diary, his name is Kurt. We have been married for 3 years and we have never been happier.
Kurt couldn't get out from work early, or so that is what he told me. He wants me to meet him at my favorite restaurant tonight. Of course, it's a surprise party. It's more than obvious; but I'm still wondering who will be there. Sally and Steve, for sure. Maybe the Carlsons will be there? Maybe my parents? I'm so excited this morning I woke up and he had this beautiful dress hanging on the door with a note. That said how much he loved me and
I killed another woman today. She was very pretty, Diary. She looked almost like Sarah. She had the same long brown hair and slim figure. I really miss Sarah.
3 Different Seconds3 Different Seconds3 Different Seconds6 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
by L. Vera
An excerpt from a tape recording of Martin Stevens' interview with Dr. Henry Wurzbach.
1/20/89 9:00 A.M.
"How are you doing today, Martin?" Doctor Wurzbach's voice entered through the static.
"Good," Martin replied.
"If you do not mind Martin, I would like to go ahead and ask about the first time you discovered your ability," Doctor Wurzbach said with his deep calm voice.
"Sure. Like I said before, it all just kind of happened. Well, I was out with my friends. We were walking home from practice and we got to the bridge across from the park. Michael jumped on the stone wall on one side of the bridge," he stopped.
"Go on," Doctor Wurzbach said.
"He fell... or so I thought he did. But..." he paused again.
"But he did not?" Doctor Wurzbach filled in.
"No. I grabbed his hand and well... he... um... didn't fall."
"So you saved him," Doctor Wurzbach suggested.
"Well, I didn't think I saved him. I just thought it was I don't know "
Fall far awayThe worst decisions,Fall far away6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
have the best intentions
Every day it becomes more apparent,
the blackness in peoples hearts.
The backstabbing, the hate,
I'm not quite sure where to start.
The people that are there for you,
ready to catch you if you fall.
Then one day they're gone,
they just don't care at all.
Reminds me of you,
how you help me through,
then just toss me away to rot.
Look at me,
look into my eyes.
Maybe something will click,
or maybe not,
I've had enough of it.
Fall far away,
down in the alley crowded with shadows.
I'll watch you drift into oblivion,
a black hole or something similar.
Dumpsters flooded with crimson,
dead emotions floating along in them.
Tip the dumpsters and flood the alley,
bury you in an unknown valley.
The Way You Want MeThe way i send electricity down your spineThe Way You Want Me7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
when i kiss your neck
The way you jump
when i blow into your ear
The way you arch your back
when it is carressed by my nails
The way you close your eyes and breathe deeply
when i push my pelvis into yours
The way you giggle
when i gaze into your eyes
The way it sooths you
when you suck on my finger
The way you taste
when i kiss your sweet lips
The way you want me
when i want you.
AcidI stopped writing when I turned 20Acid5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
degrees Celsius, and the acid
evaporated from my veins.
No more stormy seas or dreams that
I can feel the erythrocytes crashing
against my eyelids and fistsnow
My heartbeat is like the hollow
canals of Venice drowning in air,
drains overflowing into drains,
Like abandoned gardens hanging
between bricked up dreams, built
six stories higher than I would ever need.
edoraedoraedora10 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I drew a heart with my name in it,
And my name in it,
I've not been kissed in quite some time.
Outside, the smell of England
In my chest, the cold grip
Of remembrance passed me by.
Poppies pinned to the heart
Like butterflies, or a gouge
Of a bullet hole passed straight through.
Gunpowder; what does it know
Of love, of flesh, of moonlight on sand,
Or what it is to be sad?
I've never seen the sunset
In the arms of a lover,
I've never been hugged.
But I can draw, I can draw a gun
More powerful than the emotions,
A sunrise, a tranquil sea, eternity, edora, edora.
LORELEILORELEI6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
You call, I sail
with clipper-ship speed:
the wind and I drawn by your song -
soft as the gentlest zephyr
[piccolo, flute, Aeolian harp]
and loud as a cumulonimbus crack
resistance is futile, nor is it desired
On, on towards the lurking deep
where, Davy-Jone'd, the sundered
bones lie scattered: my cutter slices
through the skin of miles and waves,
parts the surf of years and lives,
ever on until the ribbed and rocky reef
claims another wreck, and at last, lifeless,
I fail to hear the plaintive note
imbue your siren song.
Sing on, my Lorelei,
for a time will come upon a time
and a life upon a life
when I will flee the vessel's wreck
and scale your stony walls
and there, my love, with one deep kiss
on your sweet lips
I'll stop your song
And claim my bride
My LoveSome say love lasts for a life time.My Love5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Some say love is nothing but a lie.
Some say love is the greatest thing in the world.
Some say love is just pain and hurt.
Love may be all of those things, and my love for you still burns.
Even in the night with no moon or stars, my love will lead the way.
Even in the day when you can't see the light, the sound whispering will lead the way.
Where will it lead? That's for you to decide, but remember I'm here for you no matter what.
Real PrayerThank you, God,Real Prayer6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
in your infinite wisdom
for creating me.
A single song, a single dance,
spinning underneath the sun,
is worth living.
Life has given me the chance
and the desire
to gather up words enough to mend
what is broken.
Bless me, a sinner,
a small, broken fool,
for I know that the foolish
is used to confound the wise,
that scriptures rise
when I call them,
that songs come forth
to huddle around me
like obedient beasts.
I know that beauty surrounds me
amongst the filth,
and I know that not all
of your creations
are as distant and cold
as those silent guardians,
the stars. Not all are as small
as evil-minded serpentmen,
who devour the helpless.
Not all are as hurt and broken
There are angels and creatures
and children of yours
more beautiful and full of promise
How can I condemn this place,
this world, when
for the sake of a single man
you would have saved Sodom-a place
not of gays as has been proposed,
but of great abuse and degradation,
a city o
Beauty And The BeastI don't know what to do or what to sayBeauty And The Beast5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
our differences always get in the way
If I touch him, I could die
but only because I love him, I'll take that sacrifice
I guess love truly leaves your heart at peace
Even for the Beauty and the beast.
Love is a beautiful thingLove is a wondrous feelin.Love is a beautiful thing5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I beg to differ to this saying,
As why, you may notice is
That when in love you are scared
Scared to cause pain
Scared to receive it
Scared to lose the person
Scared to get lost
When in love you may see paranoia
You may start seeing your lover lost
You may begin to distrust
Causing pain to you and that one
You may even give up
And soon when love fades
Its pain, sorrow, loss of fair judgement
And that moment is when you know
Love isn't always a beautiful thing.
And so we come to conclusion
Love is a constant ripple
The hopless angelNo one liesThe hopless angel8 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
No one speaks.
When he's around
No one breaths.
Astonished by his will and power.
The reckless hearts he will devor.
Creeping in the darkness of an innocent mind.
Living alone because he cannot find
A bird to fill his cage
A song to soothe his rage
A rose with small thorns
Someone to open the door.
To afraid to be rejected.
His wings hide him from the toxic lies
But there is a price, for he slowly dies.
Away from the sanity he slowly drifts.
Until one day, God gave him a gift.
The song to soothe his rage
The flawless rose
With an unending gaze
And a perfect pose
His bird in a cage
His unending tender lullaby
That swiftly sings
"Hush now, you will no longer die."