Life, Love, LostLightened Love-Lips lying,Life, Love, Lost6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
on a miserable murder mouth,
in the dark dancer's face,
hands holding the harmony,
shivering safe sanctuary,
enclosed eyes exploding,
Life, Love, Lost!
The Brightest StarThe Brightest Star4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The brightest star is you.
You used to be a dim star, becoming overpowered by sin.
All of those failures turned into stepping stones of success across a long, winding river.
And you took courage and crossed it.
Look where it led you.
It led you to where you are now, this moment, this second;
You succeeded in so much.
No more of that sin is within you.
You're full of light.
A time in in your life, your heart was full of sin.
Now it's filled with love,
And thanks be to God that you are a wonderful person that came into my life to make it better as well.
You make me happier than I can imagine everyday.
You're NOT a failure.
Never doubt or forget that,
Because I believe in you without a doubt in my mind.
You WILL succeed in New York and will be able to pursue those goals.
You just have to believe it yourself.
Like I said before,
You are not a failure.
I love you.
Dream StormCrashing waves of tides uncertainDream Storm4 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
A safe way out, hard to determine
Rocking softly to the violent lullaby
Of an awful twisted rebel cry
That makes my boat tremble in fear
No longer can these weak hands steer
Against the ever growing might
Of a vampire-esque bite
With water long waiting for a meal
A meal of flesh, wood, and steel
I'll rest upon a sea of sand
Never to be again on land
Shades ChangingIn the light of the fire,Shades Changing4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
to see your eyes reflecting,
pale embers in the cold night.
We listen to the waters lap at the shore,
tearing it down,
the perfect metaphor for you and I.
Remember when we slept here?
We would watch the ships come
in the cold grey of the morning;
waiting for the sky to ignite.
Waiting for the world to die.
you exist in my memory,
and in the arms of your beau.
You lay somewhere far from here,
too far for me to let go.
As the shades of grey blossomed
into vibrant worlds of red and orange
I whispered to you that you were my only one,
and I meant it,
every time I meant it.
It's only you,
or it was...
Times change as people surely change,
and emotions run as dry as desert rivers.
I'm tired of fighting the shadows at night,
screaming at them to stop haunting me.
They almost make me feel as old as I felt when I was young,
young and in love with you.
Here I go,
tossing this note into the ocean,
hoping the sea or the sky will swallow it,
and with it go
Tonight: The Sad StoryIf I told you I love youTonight: The Sad Story6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Would I overstep those bounds
That we've set without trying?
Would you take my hand
Look me in the eye
And say the same to me?
Three little words that carry so much
That mean everything
And I mean them for you...
Let me stay with you
Caress your cheek
Hold your hand
Taste your lips
I'm so tired of being alone
And now that I'm with you
I hope to never be alone again
True LoveYou will either love meTrue Love4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
For who I am
Or hate me
For whom I am not.
01.10.11It seems like all my days are exactly the same, and my nights become the same nightmare. It's interesting, because nobody ever tells you these things. No one ever says that when you hit your mid-twenties, life sucks.01.10.114 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
You're told all you're life things will be great by now.
The real lesson: don't trust people who tell you what your future will be.
Monsters Dancing In SnowThe way the sun hit her,Monsters Dancing In Snow6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The way she laughed.
The way my arm brushed against hers...
So far gone,
I still remember it all.
I don't remember it the way I experienced it, though,
Now I just remember it the way it really was.
She is so flawed and far from perfect.
Back then, though,
Every flaw was perfect on her.
Truths in a NightmareTruths in a NightmareTruths in a Nightmare5 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Call out without a sound,
But is there a point in screaming now?
You are helpless, can't you see?
You lit the match that set this free
So watch the world around you burn
This time it will be your turn
To join the flames as they close in
And feel it overcome your skin
Play with fire, you'll get burned
Those who yell will never learn
The OceanLet me collect your glistening hairThe Ocean3 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
In my own hands
And kiss the dewdrops from your lips
Or go swimming in your eyes
And close the lids
Then quench my thirst upon your tears
Here, by the shore
The seagulls are calling
As they fly away
Your rushing voice washes me
You wave me to a sandy beach
The crushing volume of your words
Displaces my calm
I'm overflowing for you
Far from the shore
The salty winds blowing
As I'm borne away
How I'd like to run with you
Down to the sea
And spread out wide under the sun
Then I'd have to draw you into
The chasm of my arms
And you'd fill me with all you are
In the depths of your eyes
Is the ocean still lovely
From the inside?
I Worry Because I CareI Worry Because I Care4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
You say to stop worrying,
And you say you're okay.
I honestly believe you,
But there's something I have to say.
Because every time I see you,
I feel like I should be there by your side...
No matter what.
Because I want you to be happy,
And it seems that every time I look at your face,
It isn't so.
"Oh God, please.
Stop worrying already.
It's annoying when you worry so much."
I only worry
Because I care.
Living Up to My Own StandardsI don't care who I piss off,Living Up to My Own Standards4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The only time I have a problem,
Is when I can't look myself in the eye.
Fine AgainCome and tear me downFine Again6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
And chronicle my fall
If it's all you see
You've never needed me
But I'll still wait
Broken in the shadows
To see your face
Once more in the light
I will never push you away
Or turn my back on you
In all the hell you put me through
I'll still be here for you...
When I see you smile
In your devilish way
My heart always skips
Just before you rip it out
And yet with this hole
Deep inside my chest
I know there's something more
And it can never rest
I will never back on down
Or try to walk away
Even in this wrenching pain
These three words I'll always say...
Because you're my...
My whole whole heart
Yeah, you, you're my...
My whole heart
Despite what you do
And the pain I feel
All the knives you've stabbed
The fires I've burned through
I cannot forget
The way I feel
Inside my heart
When I gaze at you
But now the sun comes up
And cuts through the black
Helping these wounds to heal
Pulling knives out from my back
Your words are kind
With apologetic lies
And I'll lie in k
General Memories Change LanesShe whispers slowlyGeneral Memories Change Lanes6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Deep tendrils of misdirection in my ear
Words that I don't understand
Words I don't want to hear
She leaves the door open
I unpack my cigarettes and light up
Saying it's the first one
Of the last ones
It was the best one
Of the last ones
Like that kiss before she left
Running down the hall
There is an open road...
There is an open shadow to walk down
When you need an escape
From the rain of the day
That never seems to let up...
And so she stands,
In the cold, wet shadows
Holding out her hand
Wanting to be whisked off her feet
And I shake
As I feel her skin against mine
Because I know this is the end
I just need some time to be alone
There is a morning after every night
A chance to be bathed in white
The light will drape over you and I
But this isn't just goodbye
Because it's the end...
As the smoke fills up my ears
I try not to focus on all her tears
But she whimpers in the rain and hard street lights
I struggle not to cry...
As we part ways I stand all alone
rainRain rain dont go awayrain4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
i need you here with me today
To wash and cleanse
my troubled soul
and build me uup
and fill me whole
to help start
fresh and new
so please continue
with your heavy dew
to refresh the parched
and melt the dirty
the leaves are dappled
with sweet rain drops
some slap the pavement
with little pops
and when you are finished
the world will know
for up in the sky
shines a beautiful rainbow
I Won't Fall in LoveBigger than meI Won't Fall in Love4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
how can I control a flood?
The dam is cracking and like some giant rock creature
I push against it, holding it in place.
Rivulets pour through the spaces I can't contain.
Massive stone shoulders ache with knowledge
of past experience
and strain against the pressure, against the inevitable.
I love the wrong people.
I love the flirty ones,
I love the ones who show me kindness,
I love the ones who don't give back.
Whoever they are, in the end I'm always a river flowing one way
into a great wide ocean,
lost and dispersed and bitter with salt.
They say, "Your source runs deep, your surface is pleasing,
but my course runs this way. It will never cross yours."
Some keep their distance.
They're polite; they answer in short sentences;
they reveal nothing, and they seek nothing
distant hills I can never erode,
and yet, they crush me.
But the ones who venture into my waters don't know about the dam.
They don't know how long the water has been building,
Please give me chance...Please give me chance...4 years ago in Visual & Found Poetry More Like This
Please Give Me Chance
They comfort you, what have they done to alert you?
Do they deserve to be beaten and treated painfully?
Did we ever realize that they have the same feeling and deserve a right to healing?
So why do people agree to not allow them to be free?
We kill them everyday for a thrill.
So why do we still laugh at them for that?
Still laugh at their pain when they are in a chain and bleeding for another day.
A day to life, that doesn't have a knife or a price.
I believe that we are naïve.
They never hurt us, only tried to make us feel pride.
Did you ever think that maybe if they could talk they would say they would walk beside us?
Or even ask for another chance, a chance to never glance back.
But instead they are dying and on the ground they are lying, waiting for the sound of love.
goodbye to the firstroses are redgoodbye to the first4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
violets are blue
sugar is sweet
and so are you
but that roses have wilted
the violets are dead
the sugar bowls empty
and my wrists are stained red
its thanks to you
that this much is true
but the time shall come
when i will renew
my love my health my life that's intact
this all happened cause i was stabbed in the back
by you my love and that's a fact
cry for me like i cried for you
miss me like i missed you
need me like i need you
love me but i wont
Changing LanesTo hold onto this wisp of a dream,Changing Lanes4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
it's almost more than I can take.
I grow weary of waking,
the world outside my eyelids is alien,
but in here...
in here I feel,
I don't feel alive anymore.
I feel changed.
I wish I didn't.
Love Above the StarsSometimes I feel like life is passing me byLove Above the Stars3 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Sometimes I feel like I don't even need to cry
Sometimes I feel that this life's loveliness is infinitesimal
Sometimes I feel that this stomachache is more than intestinal
And, well, I can't tell you of my sorrow
And, well, I don't know about tomorrow
And, well, these worries are flooding through my brain
Just take me to the stars
And take me through the rain
Give me your telephone number
Teach me, life under the stars
Give me your telephone number
Show me love above the stars
Give me your telephone number
Just wake me from this sleep
Give me your telephone number
Tell me what I have to keep....
Sometimes it seems like nothing is actually real
Sometimes I think I'm beginning to finally heal
Sometimes I feel that I have something I need to emancipate
But then I don't have the strength to even elaborate
Repeat bridge and chorus
Sometimes I feel like I can't take it anymore
Sometimes I feel more worthless than I did before
The Rain of PainThe Rain of PainThe Rain of Pain5 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
The raindrops race to the ground and shatter like glass marbles,
The piles of transparent glass pile on the ground until there is so mutch pressure they cut in,
Making nicks in the ground,
Carving away the green flesh,
There they pool up mixing with the inner earth,
Where it is swallowed just as a man swallowing swords,
Eventually too much is taken in and the earth is cut,
This causes it to bleed out its insides,
And even then it wants to continue,
It enjoyes the thrill of this danger,
The more slashes it recives the more excited it gets,
Once the rain stops the sun comes,
And like a concerned mother its cleans out the wounds,
This only hightens the earths feelings it is immortal,
But nothing lives forever,
Including a fearless teenaged earth
to you my loveThe Moon shines upon my eyesto you my love4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
They never heard my silent cries
But you notice right away
Another reason i need you to stay
This feeling is actually new too me
as i bask in its tranquility
with every breathe
everything i have left
from the depths of my heart
i loved you from the start
And i know that i would break
If you were gone when i wake and it was but a dream
For i know your to good to be true
But there is no way ill let go of you
Shooting StarShooting Star3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I look into the night sky
The stars, they're so beautiful
So bright, I find myself wondering,
What is the purpose of those unearthly beings?
I look down at my small hands
As the night sky fills up my mind
Suddenly my dreams of being bigger seem so...
But what if?
If I was bigger
If I was more important...
Would I be able to catch one?
I sit staring out the window
Out in the night I see something peculiar
I encounter a shooting star
I shut my eyes and leave my being behind
And to that one falling star
I confide my dreams.
I look down at my hands
They've grown bigger
Calloused with experience.
As I walk out in the night
I encounter a shooting star
Again, with a faint familiarity
I trust my dreams to that star.
It's the same dream.
At that moment I realize with a sudden clarity
Just what stars are.
Leaving behind the other celestial beings
Who are too scared to begin the journey
Too scared to be extraordinary
Just like the rest of the world.
The sadness of leav