Adult ServicesX caressesAdult Services4 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
For every X
Where X is
a floor sweeper
For every x
Why the troops
Why the temple
Why the tension
Why the torture
X caresses Y
Where Y is a
Within this set
Of X caressing Y
exists the subset
Of Y caresses X
More Than We Could Hope To BeMore Than We Could Hope To Be6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
More Than We Could Hope To Be
If I could make you
A unique shade all your own,
I would paint you across the sky
And no body of water
Would be able to resist
I would bottle you up,
And fill page upon page
With your wondrous pigment.
With you I could publish volume
Of epic fantasy.
I could slay
And liberate vast kingdoms,
Plunged into hardship
By some tyrannic villain
Far too overpowering for the people
To free themselves from.
With you I could even reach
Into the sky
And pull down the moon.
Yet for all the magnificent things
What happens when I run out
Would it be so wrong of me
To save a few drops
If I could make you
Into a song,
Some lucid lullaby or majestic melody,
I would sing the world to sleep.
I would be your devoted minstrel,
Singing your song of love and sadness
From the highest peak
So that the wind could carry
Your tenacious tune
To every corner of the Earth.
With you I could even dive
LoveLove is but a rose.Love3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Beautiful and romantic.
Then stings you as you get close and hurts you at the touch.
Silenced by the blissful torture.
Dark is the day, when it dies.
Yet reborn by the bitter cold that killed it.
And love is again as lovely as at first.
The Darkest Place You'll GoThe Darkest Place You'll Go8 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
The Darkest Place You'll Ever Go
The darkest place you'll ever go
Is the only place I really know.
I used to sit there on summer nights,
And watch the fireflies glow.
I'd watch them dance their firefly dance
Until their lights went out.
The darkest place you've ever been
Lies somewhere deep beneath my skin.
I can't help but wonder just where it stops
And where I begin.
I'd sit there on those dark summer nights,
And wonder what tomorrow will bring.
The darkest place you'll ever hide
Is in the shadows by my side.
If you stay there I'll keep you safe,
And in your heart confide.
Confide in you all those secret times
Of summer nights and fireflies.
Yet, the darkest thing you'll ever do
Is lock me away inside of you.
And leave me there until the day
That we can start anew.
When I can dance once more with the fireflies
Until my light goes out.
Copyright © 2007 Jarred Lee
I WantI just want you to take me into your arms.I Want3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I just want to hear you say sweet words to me.
I want to hear words of comfort and love.
I want to hear words of beauty,
to rid my tears and give me a smile.
I want you to make me feel like I have a value,
and a purpose worth living for.
Even though I hid it, I hurt so much.
And all I want is you to hold me so dearly.
To show me there is love for me.
I just want you to kiss my forehead,
just like you always did, when you held my with sympathy.
I just want you.
Down the Rabbit HoleDown the Rabbit Hole6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Down the Rabbit Hole
A pair of twisted gray trees entwined
Like long lost lovers locked
In a deep, tearful embrace.
Cries sent skyward to the multitude of
Ears that no longer care to listen.
Is he a fool for following her into such a foreboding place?
Nothing worth knowing comes without a price.
Wilt and rust enforce their cold
Oppression with little mercy.
Never before has he seen such wanton
Disregard for appearances.
Even so, he can still sense that this is the last bit of
Resistance to be found in this lucid city.
Lights flicker across the cove as
Alice motions him over to an old tire swing.
Never allow your curiosity to be swayed by reason.
Destinations are only as interesting as the journeys preceding them.
Copyright © 2009 Jarred Lee
All AloneAll Alone6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Once when we were
You spoke softly to me
And I knew then
That no one was there.
How can I have so many
When it hurts so much
To just look at you?
To just hear your voice?
It is as though we were
A part of some wonderful dream
That I have removed myself from,
But you are still
I suppose that it is just
Easier this way.
Easier to feel this anger,
When I am removed.
You can not really regret
If you take away all of the
All of the love.
But how are you still living there?
I can not seem to tell
If you are just oblivious,
Or if you never really cared at all.
I am trying desperately to believe
That you did at some point,
But I may just be lying
We all need lies sometimes.
We all need to feel like
Everything is okay,
But I can not keep going through
They are not getting us anywhere.
At that time,
You may have meant those magic words you said,
But I just can not accept them anymore
AbdicationFractureAbdication3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The defective closure
As I ask god .
With a question
To complex for the words of silence
"Brotherhood""Brotherhood"3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I look around and see people holding out their hands,
But they always come away empty handed.
Everyone acts like they don't see them at all.
They want to be accepted,
They want to be loved or just to have someone help them.
My eyes fill with tears as I see another person trampled under
A new pair of Italian shoes.
Has life advanced so far that we don't need one another anymore?
I sat on my front porch this morning and admired the beautiful sun rise
On the south western sky. The deep reds and bright purples blinded me
And I drifted off into a day dream filled with birds humming around bright
Colored flowers and beautiful mountains in the back ground.
I came back to earth wondering how I could help my fellow man?
This scared me. How can I help man kind? Maybe I should donate money?
No that's too cold. Maybe I should give all my worldly belonging to the poor?
Still to cold and that would make me the poor.
Then it came to me like a bolt of lightning hitting me!
I will start out small by li
Distant DrumsSleight of form,Distant Drums2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
with nearly elfin
delicate to peripheral
glance. Yet gaze
within; behold depths
of her heart, force
of her imagination:
lives and worlds
Her beauty is
as her approach
to life: authentic,
unbounded in what
she can accomplish,
what she may
unlikely, one few
gazes fixed upon
same far horizon,
hearts beating in
tune to same distant
She shines as
star by which my
course is set;
vocation: to be
worthy of our
calling, to be
worthy of her
The Nowhere Land She keep running through each branch that tried to grab her. She ran without screaming but panicked. She had no voice. She did not know where she was or who she had been, all she knew was that she had to reach him. Somehow the forest would show her the way. Her heart that was no longer, seemed to pound faster a every glimpse of a shadow. The stars were bright and endless. She couldn't scream she couldn't call out, even if she could she wouldn't know his name. Every moment longer her thoughts were fading, becoming only soundless memories. Soon those were going to fade as well. She her self was fading. She had to reach him before she did. Just as well, cause all she could do was run.The Nowhere Land2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Water creeping all around him, seeping into his body. Overpowered, yet he was like a feather in the wind. The water was no longer cold, but endless and dark. his only light was the stars. He could not scream or breath. All he could
Winter's Tears It became the gentle kiss upon his lungs.Winter's Tears3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Slow at first it flowed,
Filling sacks with liquid death,
Though, not long after, the violent swirls filled him to the brim.
As the sunlight breached his azure prison, his last breaths
Departed in a flurry, rising to dissolve absently on the lagoon's calm surface.
Yet here, a victim myself, I find myself saying "rest in peace;
Those claimed by chilly currents and continuous ripples,
Those whose body never once knew cold until submerged below the ice,
And nothing but ice will remain, even after it's been overturned, chiseled, and melted
By the frantic attempts of kin and the flowing of time and seasons."
DifferencesDifferences7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Even though we're looked down upon
By a bright yellow moon,
Are you in a bad mood again tonight?
Who is to blame
For closing your heart?
Though the bird belongs in the sky,
And the fish in the sea,
Why can't they be together
If they're willing to try?
If the bee is in love with the flower,
Why can't its feelings be returned?
People meet other people every day
And then look at themselves
To see what they are missing.
Have you already taken from me
What you needed?
I remember when my eyes would hurt
From looking directly at our dream
For too long.
When did it lose its luster?
Are we really that different?
I'm in love with you.
Please realize that.
Copyright © 2008 Jarred Lee
Last Dance with a KillerLast Dance with a Killer3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
After waking from the long slumber of death
my rebirth and eternal freedom starts.
I think to myself "CRIKEY did I go to dark side".
And just then the clouds started to gather.
A thunderstorm was collecting like a monster
from a bad dream.
Lightning strikes and its claws are all around me.
I swear a stalker waits with his killer instincts.
The lightning is so loud it sounds like firecrackers
but I know that's not what the loud noises are.
The wind is building and then out of nowhere a memory
starts to play in my mind.
Like one of those HD video's you see from a Blu-ray DVD
for the first time.
The picture is so sharp it's like being there live, the sound so clear you expect to see
that THX icon charging up the screen and building to an almost unbearable blare.
Then it begins, I'm back in Ipswich barreling down Prince Edward drive
in my 67 Gran Torino and as I approach Devils Gully I
get this uneasy feeling.
The intensity builds as if some mystical force is driving me.
I look on and watc
PaintEven though you leftPaint2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I cannot deny what I feel for you.
So I rid my feelings.
But I immortalize them in paint.
I will paint the night sky,
to show how you are my path in life.
I will paint the undeniable beauty of the rose,
to show the love and passion we shared.
I will paint the season of Autumn,
to show how you are, my passion, my energy, my inspiration,
to show how you always took my breath away.
I will paint the clouds at sunrise, and sunset,
to show how you are my sweetest thoughts and my dreams.
I will paint a coffee cup,
to show how I found comfort in you.
I will paint a cupcake,
to show how you are my sweetest craving.
I will paint a butterfly among the angels,
to show that you are my freedom from this world,
and to heaven is where you, my wings will bring me.
I shall paint a Redbud tree,
to show you that you are my support and home.
I shall paint you my hands,
to show you how I am search for you,
how I n
Midnight SuspensionDevour me, moonlight, within yourMidnight Suspension3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Tuck me safely within shady craters,
so my eyes may then halt their steady gaze of
longing, so focused that you sometimes
smear with dribbled darkness.
Let me fly from the inside,
my toes burying themselves in light and lunar dust,
twirling as you spin your radiance below.
Grant me absentmindedness,
towards my worriesmyself.
Just rip me from my soul,
so I, too, may know the sensation of silent
Darkness Looms a Misty SilenceDarkness Looms a Misty Silence11 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
They pound at me
Taunting me to do what cannot be said
The unthinkable thought that infests my head
"existing like a bullet in my mind"
The color dims..
Everything is silent..
Only fragments of the picture is revealed
Sound is barely auditable through the silhouette curtain that
Opaquely paints the image crimson red
The narrow channel now chokes the shell in its desolate chamber
The brink of time is now limited, becoming my fate and burden
….pain has become my stronghold
Through this hell I seek the nothingness that bleeds through my open mind!!!
Needles dance like fire before my eyes!!!
Everything stops and everything goes only for me to find…………
Cold misguided abandoned emptiness….
Staring at me through the eyes of defeat
…my dry thirsty lips can taste the moisture inside them
Cannibalistic insects gather to feast on the undesirable lowly
…but they are interrupted only by a breeze i
Burying SeptemberIf you were a person, then I'mBurying September3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
something you've forgotten; something inadvertently lost,
discarded on damp, cobblestone walkways where tattered
beggars are just lingering sympathies.
I think I now can relate to unintended loners,
the ones more enforced than observed
Lost within themselves, as I remain lost in darkness;
They without company, and I without you.
If those like you are people too,
then they are all virtual, resembling you with acute precision;
your glow, your warmth, your light,
all which bring about feelings of belonging, and correctness
Yet I find myself abutted to clinking cans lacking of change,
huddled within people-filled corners
beneath tender aches of darkness.
Forever searchingstudying, passerby upon passerby,
eyes half blind to hopeful light;
they've adjusted to comfort of night,
and shady withdrawal.
Maybe we're no longer yours to claim.
Maybe you've given us up,
like ash to the wind.
IfI wonder how it would feel to touch a cloud.If3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
To reach your dream,
To get what you wanted all along.
That you struggled through your life to get it.
Would you feel happy?
Would you feel sad?
Would you feel like you have to start a new goal for yourself?
What if you did not know your dream?
If you did not know your self?
Would time be ticking,
Or would time be lost?
Time Heals Nothing..in MeTime Heals Nothing..in Me3 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Time Heals Nothing
Your sprit passes threw me like a cold breeze on a warm day,
no physical being left to see,
but I know you are with me.
TIME HEALS NOTHING!!!!!!!!!.....in me
I've gone to all the places you would be,
still I cant except your not with me.
your grave is so lonely,
like two staring eyes in the night.
TIME HEALS NOTHING!!!!!!!!!.....in me
Fighting For FreedomI feel my breaths leaving my body,Fighting For Freedom3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Never to come back,
With the heavy hold he has on me,
Leaves me with the feeling of suffocating,
My lungs are filled with ice,
As I breathe in his presents,
I feel like I have only minutes left.
I feel like a madman,
Within this darkness and despair,
Seeing what could be if I was free,
Sparks a flame of hope within me.
But I am never to look in his sinful eye again,
In fear of losing everything,
To once again become what never was,
To live as something that never was,
Only for the man that holds a chain around me.
With the thought of what he has become,
The feeling of adrenaline rushing through my veins,
I live to feel your hand on me again,
And I will take your abuse no more.
As I cannot cry for myself anymore,
I cannot cry for what has become of him,
For what has become of us.
I cannot cry for the past any more,
Nor for the future,
Nor for the mistakes said and done.
If I cannot make it though today,
Tomorrows will always be lost,
If I cannot f
I Was Once Told My Heart BeatsI was once told my heart beatsI Was Once Told My Heart Beats2 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
But how can I be sure
When my soul feels so empty
No sound so pure
As the reverberation of life
Beating in my core
So should i believe them
I'm sure they've lied before,
They said you only die once
But I first died when I was four
When daddy snuck into my room
And treated me like a whore,
And they said crying helps
That it sets the pain free
And though i cried every night
The tears never helped me,
They even said wounds heal with age
And though I got older,
Every single day
My wounds only grew deeper,
But I still continued to believe them
Even as they lied to me again
Telling me I'd find someone
Who'd save me from my pain
Someone who'd love me
For who I am
Not what I am
And past what's happened to me
Though I've searched and hoped
Believing what I was told
I was never enough for anyone
And my heart grew cold.
I was once even told
My heart beats
But that seems too lovely to believe.