Sonnet : The HarlotHer call rings all over the streets of sin,
Echoing seduction and carnal greeds,
Trespassing on the grounds of morals thin,
Offering earthen bliss by earthen deeds,
Curious young lads and gentlemen groomed,
Struck by whims of lust and her beckoning,
With their conscience dead and innocence doomed,
Drown lifelong self worth in moment's sinning,
Her embrace of fake love and false passion,
And the cadenza of her falling breath,
Perfected by routine and profession,
Conceives demons off innocence's death,
A harlot by deed, yet noble by heart,
Burdened by sin's blame, while sinners depart.
I Am as a ForestI am as a deep and endless forest,I Am as a Forest3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
with paths that wind forevermore.
My winds do wail unbridled,
My rivers flow though lands unrivaled.
My spirit shines though hearts downpour.
I am as a vast and boundless ocean,
With waves a-rage 'gainst endless cliffs.
My tides do count the pass of time,
My echoes ring with voice sublime.
The waters edge--my fingertips.
I am as a great and glorious mountain,
With spires of granite held tightly bound.
My valley's depths seek timeless belonging,
My precipice cries out with longing.
My summits soul to all confounds.
I am as a cold and lonely desert,
With sand-filled winds that call your name.
My emptiness seeks lifes salvation.
My dunes defy all desolation.
No companions dwell upon my plain.
I am as a sad and solitary aster,
With failing fires from my core.
My light does quest for endless purchase.
My fiery heart does long for purpose.
My potent rays will shine no more.
I am as a deep and endless forest.
I am vast, unknown--and glorious!
HeatHeat3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The flux of this sheet flat against my hands
in this skin papered room full of hairless pores.
My scent shocks like the burning summer sea
as I step upon my own neuron fingers.
Higher and higher
I climb while clutching my rice paper lungs
and this mercury world slowly solidifies before me.
I begin and end here
like an atom
hungrily devouring my own tail.
Frail lapping whispers stalk as I lay upon my cobweb bed
they probe and push
until this room becomes frayed.
I will crash through each echo silently
Until the only thing that
The Pain of Blue.Misty winds touch my lips,The Pain of Blue.3 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
The tender kiss of sea salt.
The tender nip of the oceans, cold, prolong bite
Drops me to my knees
The Grey ocean sky, tells me of a darker side of her.
And she holds me in her currents.
Her sand caress my feet, A gentle Massage
Washed up jellyfish, like Beautiful pink eyes
Stare into mine, and remind me, That nothing lasts forever.
The Sting of death will always be around you.
Her hair, so slick, green, and shiny
Chokes my lungs, takes my breath away,
But I will always love her.
Bittersweet DestinyBreak your spell on me,Bittersweet Destiny4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I've been tangled in your wrath
since day one;
Cruel thinking's all you have.
Don't you think you've given all you can give someone
when you withhold me from freedom
and put me towards hate and want?
I've given everything I have!
I'd rather fall into abyss,
then go back to what's been foretold.
This life is a disaster!
I knew something was amiss
when I saw you
playing with my life
like a game of chance;
its not something you can settle with heads or tails.
Every time I tear away from you,
I'm pulled astray from the path of freedom.
Quit building me up,
then tearing me down
because every time I crash and
TFZI TTFZ4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
the flat teeth of black and white
and four strings strung tight
the color of absence and the
color of everything at once:
they remind me of you.
the trails of heat left on my arm
and the blood that rushes in alarm
the sweetness of a bloom
and the spice of cologne:
they remind me
of the way all of your teeth show
when you smile when you're happy
or when sometimes I think you're not
listening, but then later you know;
that makes me grin.
of the way you make me laugh
at myself so nothing is ever so bad
or when you make mistakes too
making me not the only half;
it makes me grin
to know how to reach the sky
by using these feelings as a stairway,
to realize why my heart hammers
and then stops and stammers:
i'm in love
and the stars, they dazzle me
when blithe takes me for a waltz
it leaves me floating above
whispering, 'this is love.
i'm in love.'
Dropped the Bottom Outa paralyzed eyeDropped the Bottom Out4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
carves a volatile groove
through sunken profiles.
it's no one's fault,
yet you hold the blame:
you hold the eye
inside your stomach
it hides discomfiting
oozing out attention
the gash you split
it still scars
over the damaged
hands of the clock
deep in broken skin,
each tick pulling
a smile out of the clockwork
and a gash
beneath which lies
our secrets: our lives
and the multicolored
interlaced with tendons
at times, the hands
in the balance
a stilted round of the clockface
the task of working
up to the top
and you still hold the eye
FortyMy hair catches the sun,Forty4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Entangling the golden rays,
Making every strand light up
And play upon my head.
My eyes sparkle in the moonlight,
Enchanting those who catch a glimpse.
They flash at lucky ones
And light up at loved ones.
My skin is radiant
"Like a goddess" they say
Smooth and welcoming,
So soft and silky to touch.
The shimmering girl I used to be
Has ran away
Leaving me staring at this strange woman
In the mirror.
My hair is lank and dull,
The glitter has fallen from my eyes.
Thin lines creep across my face
in all directions without permission.
Stretch marks tear across my skin
My hands are dry and sore
Love handles, muffin top and bingo wings, check.
"You've changed" they say
Forty years less to live.
Keep the WarmthIf I curl up really tightKeep the Warmth3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
around this pulsating feeling
maybe it'll stay
will keep warm
I am so weary and
(I long to be weary)
so you could curl around me
and keep the warmth
Reflections of MermaidsDo you ever wonderReflections of Mermaids4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
where mermaids go
to see their own
Do they gaze up
into the sky above,
to pine away at the shifting
sight before their eyes
as they ponder this strange
world behind liquid glass
which they can never
And as we peer down
to watch ourselves
in the watery surface,
how do we know that we
are real, and what we see
below, is not but mermaids
looking upon themselves
We may be the ones
who live upon the other side
of the mirror, the opposite world,
we are but dreams and specters,
we are the reflections and
but fleeting dreams.
How do we know we are
not the ones living a backwards
world, and that we are the ones
who are not truly real.
And when we die
somewhere inside do we here
the mermaid cry as we vanish
out this illusionary existence.
Perhaps the reason why
we always pray upon a God
in the heavens above, is because
it is the mermaids who always
keep their gazes turned up
to see themselves reflected
within the sky?
Cry WolfYou're a wolf with the voice of a coyoteCry Wolf4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
You got me by the collar when you started
Howling up my spine.
You prickle me like a desert cactus
You fill my head with grand literature,
With day-old cigarettes.
Your skeleton is too small for you,
Should take off your skin and stay awhile.
Let me steal your vocal cords.
I'll hide them in the bottom of a bottle,
In an alleyway in old Germany.
Where I stuck to you like peanut butter
In an old dog's mouth.
A Memory of FlowersI will plant a garden of flowers,A Memory of Flowers4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
each to remember someone's name.
Friends, lovers, and those forgotten
in the gentle rains of May.
As I kneel in the garden,
I recall a night of walking,
the sun had just gone down
and the sky darkened
from purple to black.
I wanted to pick
the new flowers,
crocus and daffodils,
like she says I used to.
Only the tops of the flower,
the fragrant petals.
She says my hair was golden
then, like sunlight.
And I thought of this
while I picked the violet crocuses,
on the first warm night of the year,
a paper bag full of petals,
waiting for the geese.
I heard them calling to each other,
during the cold nights, but never
saw them because of the dark.
But tonight, past the glow of the city,
a white flock of geese drifted though the sky,
their bellies lit by the city lights,
their wings scooped up
the street lamps with each beat.
A constellation that tore itself
from the sky, flying west, bending
close enough to the houses,
and look in on the people
as they slept.
Thinking of you...I remember the days of winter,Thinking of you...4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
You were walking beside me.
All alone beneath the starlit sky,
You were humming the songs of silence,
Sweetly plucking the strings of soul;
We were near to,
The shore of eternity
Every moment is sacred and mystic,
We were hoping the night was eternal.
But I'm still on my way to the future;
And I remember your sweet song in my mind.
Life can never be perfect without you,
Walking beside you on the road to God.
I still don't know where the future goes,
But I'd like you to be there with me for it.
Clamshell CathedralsLeaning candles I've not found,Clamshell Cathedrals4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Only endless fields of weeds
At the bottom of the ocean.
You cannot cry with eyes
Like mine. But there are voices,
Whispers on the waves.
Silken skin fills my head
Wrapped around me for a time,
Then falling out like feathers.
There's a pearl inside me,
Hardly polished. Gone to die
At the edge of the water.
Last NightThat nightLast Night4 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Was last night
The memories seep into my subconsciousness
A cyanide thought in my velveteen mind.
That it would be beautiful; a budding rose
I would cry his name, beg him for more
Play into his hands like a little lovesick puppy
Instead he took me
The way no one should be taken.
To the brink of existance, where
Hatered is your only ally
And love, the enemy
Yes, I begged him.
But not for more
I begged him to stop the
Inside my head;
Taking the place of ecstacy.
Was the night
I lost my will to love
And gave myself to
Sonnet : Turn of fateWhat may endless voids of thy love fill?Sonnet : Turn of fate4 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
No feeling nor mortal is befitting,
Anguish and agony that thou didst kill,
Now rule in my mind without submitting,
Those doves that once in frolic had twittered,
On dying love now scavenge like vultures,
The refuge once that your image catered,
Incarcerates my soul in sepulchres,
Words no more give warmth nor convey meaning,
In feeble fading feelings finding faith,
Beliefs concrete once, now fall careening,
The miracle of love, now ghastly wraith,
Such turn of fate accompanied you leave,
Thy memories oint while thy actions grieve...
Volcanic Molten FloodStars of MysteriaVolcanic Molten Flood3 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Collection of sky rocks
Deeper new sight
A peak rests dormant
Secreted fire God
Ablaze, enter torment
Volcanic molten flood
Mysterious marble maze
Gemstones in the sand
Pebbles in the pond
An ocean in your hand
A coy of all colors
A boiling pond
Flood your poor mind, son
Blood pours over the horizon
An island has been defeated
Overpowered by planet-blood
Mother Earth's veins pulsate
Volcanic Molten Flood
Nature's Candy ShopNature's Candy Shop4 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
A twisted and altered mind
Leaves my lungs gasping for breath
My eyes in search of an inner divine
I'll sip the sobering wine
Till I soar within these factious skies
A life of drugs, of hollowing lies
I am man, a plague with plans
I will seek your nourishment
Your curious wandering eyes
I'm the thief of a human disguise
Detouring my demise
To relinquish my thirst, my lust to rise
You hold my mirroring image
Sharing my fading vision
For life darkens in the six foot dividends
Though a light may guide you home
A brightened sight after this humanly end
Though before our minds sleep, our bodies drop
Live life; take advantage nature's candy shop
Companion'd, Lonely SkyCompanion'd, Lonely Sky4 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Whose shores are these,
Where Poseidon's breath,
Etched in soft skeleton
And painted by a faint brush
Ebb and flow the sigh of life?
No other soul is here,
Naught even the cry
Of flighted, feather'ed hunger.
Empty, vast and true
Stretches this plain for you.
Lonely wander horse and rider.
Fair glow the sun undivided,
Which drapes drowsily o'er shoulder.
Sleepily steps oft burdened steed
Each stride etched them a second older.
Now he offered no protest,
To deny weary bones their rest.
Unquestioned they strode
Both side by side yet close still,
Down the same path they road.
High rises the heavenly domain,
Swept far and wide and spott'd
With clouds of divine radiance report.
Sweeping tendril of Poseidon's frothing
Reach, wipe away imprint of yesterday.
Companion'd as he be,
The heart ache and long,
For another person's song.
Each step behind him see,
Pressed by before's memory.
They never cease, no time to ponder
Their feet and hearts ever wander.
The sky is soothing, vast and wide
A Game of PretendI'm a liarA Game of Pretend4 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
I hide behind a mask of lies and deception
I trick people with fake smiles
And false promises
Behind that unpenetratable facade
Is a person much more different
A person that doesn't like your jokes
A person that holds no remorse for hurting people's feelings
I pretend to be your friend
I make you feel safe with me
I make you trust me
Believe in me
And you find yourself caught in my trap
You think I'm cruel
In a horrible way
People are just easily fooled
They are like pawns in my hands
Unsuspecting victims of my game
Used for my entertainment
I'm a liar
I hide behind a mask of lies and deception
I play a game of pretend with the world
And I cannot lose
EffeteYour silenceEffete4 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
pulls me out
of my dream.
There is a
yet I cannot
you so wish
I cannot escape
as it approaches.
No words form
upon my lips
to cast a curse
in any tongue.
June 13th, 2010
MuseOh beautiful one,Muse4 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
you were my muse.
To you I sang
ten thousand songs.
Since you left,
my life is out of tune.
May 2nd, 2010
Gunpowder Taste BudsYour bullet wound wordsGunpowder Taste Buds3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Crack my teeth leaving
The taste of rotting
Flesh in my mouth.
So don't ask me why there's nothing there
It's blank like your hypnotic stare.
Trigger fingers leave gunpowder
Smears across my mind.
Creating a new kind of stars
For clouded eyes.
I watched gunshot minds
Explode the inky night sky
Into a red stained dawn
Infected by gun smoke clouds.
And now I'll tell you why there's nothing there
Because I saw your blank, hypnotic stare.
A World and a WormShe had saltA World and a Worm3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Water in her bone
Marrow. Burning her blood
Cells before they have a chance
To revive her.
Depriving her body of nutrients.
This parasite is laughing as he
Destroys her from the inside.
What a clever little worm. Burrowing
Himself into the safety the earth. Claiming
He would help fill her hollow shell.
But he doesn't know.
He just doesn't want to know.
That he is poisoning her from
Safely he waits till the walls of
The shell wear apart.
Before he leaves to find a new home.
damage.i won't leave without this, no.damage.3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
i'm not leaving until the bruises form,
and the blisters bubble,
and the blood dries.
there's a method behind the maddness,
and baby it's you.
don't tell me you hate me,
because this empty town knows you don't.
don't tell me you're oh so sorry,
because you might actually choke on that lie.
i'm not listening.
don't tell me to leave,
i'm not going until the damage is done.