ParalyzedBehind the walls lay its fire
Beautifully frozen in time
Under the moonlight nights love blooms
Slowly sucking the light out of the room
A silent lullaby she sings
Softly, her voice captures the air
Leaving only her beauty to descend upon me
Broken through the shallow black
Stealing her pain
Her darkened hair flows with the wind
Together, dancing in the breeze
Breathe once again
She hums her healing melody
No longer alone
She sits in the quite
Remembering the echoes of loss
As dawn approaches
And dusk fades into memory
She remembers to sing into the morning
The door unlocks
Leading into her emotional freedom
A heavy heart seases to worry
Breathing in peace once again
Within TemptationThe lonely sit on the balconyWithin Temptation4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Staring into darkened skies
Remembering those unwanted feelings
Staring into a faded memory
Every lie burned into my skin
Breathing in the cold air
Giving into the temptation
Wishing to love you here
Sufficating in this tension
All the color fades from your face
Seeing you shed so many tears
And I didn't care
Holding you in my arms for so long
Each minute killing me faster
Praying you'd let me go
Still in the moment
Why my mind is frozen in you
Not being able to stop the feeling
Because you never want it to end
I can feel my senses fade away
Never wanting to love you
And being forced to share it
Not wanting my heart to stop when I feel you behind me
Sitting on the edge of an evanescent fantasy
The kiss of death and permantent hell
And I can't stop
I can't run from it forever
Remind me why it's worth it all
To sacrifce my sanity for you
Together in this beautiful nightmare
All of these memories keep me here
A deadly affair we can't seem to end
Late Night's Lead To... -P1I'd never seen her before. Although, I had this weird feeling. Like we'd met. Like we'd known of each for sometime and just didn't acknowledge it. Like Déjà vu. Or something of that nature.Late Night's Lead To... -P14 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I first saw her at that diner. Ya know? The one up the street no one really goes to after 3am. I thought I was the only one. Excluding some posthumous regulars, like Stevie. She came every night. Like clockwork. Working off her late night hangover's with extra spicy burritos and red bull. A potent combination. Or people like, Gordon. The rent-a-cop, at the local mall. Comes in after his shift to drink a little cheap beer with the occasional interruptions by phone calls from a woman, I assumed, must be his wife.
But that girl. She's never there around that time. Didn't seem like the late night type. Not a party girl. But something was different about her, this evening. Truth be told, she was a very attractive girl. Long black hair and full figured. Someone you'd definitely notice in a crowd
Late Night's Lead To... -P18"Sir...you've got to take deep breaths."Late Night's Lead To... -P184 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
What could he be saying? And why can't I breathe?
"Tye...." Her voice was so familiar, but where was it coming from? "Tye?" Autumn was shaken from my condition. I wasn't looking to pretty, so to speak. "Tye....?"
"Ma'am, we're going to need you to step back for few minutes while we get your friend settled, okay? Not to much longer." That's what's they always said, 'not to much longer', always the same thing. I knew she couldn't wait any longer.
I still didn't understand it though. What happened? My memory was still foggy. "Alrighty then, go ahead miss. Just be very careful. It seems his breathing is well not so good. Try not to excite him to much. he needs to rest." The doctor turned and smiled at her then quietly exited the room.
"Thanks....I...I will...." Then silence. The heart monitor was beeping slowly. The sucking sounds from the ventilator weren't the least bit unnoticeable. "Tye...? Can you h
Late Night's Lead To... -P2Okay, that reaction wasn't exactly what I was looking for, but fine. "Hey, chill. I'm not trying to take you anywhere ya crazy girl!" Just when my sarcastic nature began to return-Late Night's Lead To... -P24 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Damn this chick slaps pretty hard
Which is how I learned, when a girl's in "pain" and or crying don't be the ass who calls her crazy? She may just slap you across the face in public. Hehe eh okay moving on.
"Hey! Was the slapping necessary? I just asked if you were okay. That's it." I said calmly, although my cheek was bright red. The slapping thing. Way too easy. Could've made a funny ass sex joke, but getting hit again wasn't worth it. "So is that a yes? No? Maybe? Think of it this way. Random chicks don't just stroll into a diner at three in the morning, looking like they've been crying."
" .I'm not some random chick. So stop calling me that." She looked back up, wiped her face with a napkin and turned back around to the counter. At least she's calming down. I tho
Late Night's Lead To... -P14I found her half way down the street, just walking. Walking as if nothing had happened. "Autumn!" Hope she hears me. "Autumn!!! Come on! Autumn!" Finally turned around. She looked irritated. I can imagine. "Can you just wait for one minute!? You owe me that much!"Late Night's Lead To... -P144 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"I thought you said I didn't owe you anything!" Now it all made so much sense and I couldn't bare to ever think about what that guy could've done if he thought she'd owed him, but it was all coming together.
"Stop being such an ass and stop for two seconds so we can talk about this!" Insults were insults and I still didn't forget about what just happened a few minutes ago. She never stopped, so I chased after her and walked with her. I didn't even realize how long we'd been walking. It had to have been at least a mile up those city blocks, away from my building.
After a while, we ended up at a row of townhouses. Pretty nice ones. Then she suddenly stopped and turned to me. "You have to leave, you can't follow me." I assumed h
Late Night's Lead To... -P3Quick question. Why me!? Why? Why was I plagued with such a caring personality?Late Night's Lead To... -P34 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Hey wait! C'mon! What are you doing? You plannin' to walk out here so late? Are you crazy or something!?" My pleas went unanswered, obviously not surprising either. "You listening to me? You can't just go running off on your own. Dammit! Girl!"
This is going to be a lot more complicated then I thought.
"What do you want from me!? Just mind your own business and leave me alone!" She screamed a few yards in front of me.
"Can you please just stop for a minute?"
God this girl runs fast.
I finally caught up to her and grabbed her by the arm, to stop her. She jolts back and swings at me. Misses. Thank god. "Will you let go of me!? Leave me alone!"
"Uh no? Question. Do you run track or something? 'Cause you're pretty damn fast, ya know?" I started laughing. Don't ask why. I don't really know. Maybe to deter her from taking another shot at me. She jerked away from my grip, but she didn't start running again. Good
Late Night's Lead To... -P8God, when we pulled up to my building I could feel the tension. She had to be here. There was no question. It's like Dana, had a sixth sense when I was bringing someone home. It WAS creepy in every possible way.Late Night's Lead To... -P84 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
My apartment was on the fourth floor. You'd think the elevator ride would be awkward. It was, don't get me wrong. Completely silent and I was freaking out. The last time Dana came and fought with another girl at my place, the police were called. Autumn's calmness was just not like her about an hour ago. She was so quiet and nervous. Now she's itching for a fight.
Better have 911 on speed dial for this one.
"Why are you so quiet?" Autumn was in the light now. Jesus Christ she was so gorgeous! I definitely noticed this time. But dammit! This was the wrong time to notice it. I didn't notice how long her hair was or how big her- Well yeah
"Sorry, just um thinking." I was but not about what she thought.
"Thinking about what? This Dana girl? I'm sure she's not even there.
Late Night's Lead To... -P4"Ouch, Ouch, OUCH!"Late Night's Lead To... -P44 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Will you stop hitting me!? Damn crazy girl!"
"AHHH! OWWW!!! Stop! What-I-do!?"
This was getting ridiculous. She's lucky I don't hit girls. She thinks I'm an ass, but when she suddenly started laughing at me I knew she was so twisted. Twisted in the way a pretty school girl can be. Sounds creepy in a way, but everything about her just so adorable. Violent .aggressive maybe .crazy absolutely, but adorable none the less. I didn't realize I even liked her, in anyway. At least not at first.
"You're so passive ..Tye." She giggled. It was so irritating. I'm definitely not passive. But I'm definitely not used to dealing with aggressive crazy women either. I didn't want her to think I was passive, but at the same time I was trying to be compassionate about her current situation. Which, I still can't figure out. For now, I'll just chill on that.
"Ugh .so your name's, Autumn? That's cute-
Not one of my best ideas. Remember
Late Night's Lead To... -P5The night was silent. I'm sitting on the side of the road with some strange woman I don't even know. This day couldn't possibly get any weirder, right? I shouldn't even be complaining. You'd think a guy wouldn't have anything to complain about when he's chilln' .on a curb .with a pretty girl in a school girl-ish outfit, right? Every guy's secret, but not so secret, fantasy.Late Night's Lead To... -P54 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Yeah I do ..so ." She started fumbling with the sleeves of my sweat shirt, which were clearly too big for her.
"Um okay, shoot. " Can't sound too eager, right? The suspense is killing me though. I don't know why. I've only known this girl for what? Like thirty minutes? I'm surprised she's telling me anything at all.
"Well, it's about a guy friend he kicked me out of our apartment like an hour ago. The apartment I paid for *sigh* literally dragged me out of my house ."
Guy friend? Well, boyfriend obviously. Dragged her out of her own house? Damn, that's harsh.
Late Night's Lead To... -P6My head was finally starting to catch up to the rest of me. Did I really just ask this girl to spend the night with me? Definitely haven't done that in a while. Not that I'm gonna DO anything Why the hell I'm I all nervous all of the sudden? Maybe she won't even want to stay over. Best case scenario, I just dump her at some cheap motel and be done with it.Late Night's Lead To... -P64 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
God .that sounded bad. I felt guilty just thinking of dumping the poor girl at some filthy motel. This is just too damn conflicting.
Worst case scenario, my ex Dana, will randomly show up and find Autumn in my apartment. Standing there, bitching about me trolling around with other women.
Why would that even matter? We've been done and over with for months. She can't possibly still be mad, could she? Haha. Wishful thinking buddy. No chance of a happy ending when Dana's stalking you.
Hmm so if she stays, I might get my ass kicked by Dana
Although, I've survived her incessant bitching before
Late Night's Lead To... -P13I obviously woke up on the wrong side of the couch today, since I'm intent on being evil to this girl. She did call me a perv and through hot coffee in my face before she said no So I see no reason to be nice. But isn't that my M.O, to be the nice guy?Late Night's Lead To... -P134 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Haven't you seen enough drama for one night, Tye? The girl seems to be a bit pushy, but if you really don't like her just tell her no." And that's always worked so well for me in the past. "Besides, I should really be getting to school anyway and I need to pick up some clothes from my apartment I can't be late for class." Oh man, that's right, her boyfriend. Now that's a much bigger issue.
"Your boyfriends there, isn't he? He doesn't seem like the kind of guy, you'd really want to mess with." Hell yeah that's right. "But I'll take you over to get them, you shouldn't go alone."
"No! I can take care of myself!" Jeez, okay. Pushed a button there, but this is reality and I can't let her go home to someone like that. That wo
Love and PromisesYou repeat those same words .Love and Promises4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Over and over
"I love you"
I can feel my whole body tense
And I can't breathe
The air just escapes me .
You ask me to promise you
"Never leave" you said
And I promise that I won't
To never leave
And stay here
For as long as my heart still beats
And I never break my promises
Especially not to you
Whom I can never stop loving
For you I'm on my knees
My heart beating so fast
And I can't catch my breath
And still keep that promise
The one locked in my heart
Until I breathe no more....
ReflectionInside this fantasyReflection4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
It all seems so clear to me
Breathing in the synthetic ectasy
While the colors fade to gray
True life lives behind the walls
Where their minds are frozen
A fading memory
When my mind is clouded
Stubbling between my thoughts
Happy to be blind to real life
Where the air I breathe is mine
Content with a dying lie
Soothing it's pain
Not having to understand it
Hurting so badly
And loving so softly
Loving everyone and loving no one
Being so willing
With no fear
Doubt is masked away
Covered by the alore of spun gold
And the connection of the favored
You wouldn't ask why
There's too much to enjoy
The heat of the moment
And the final dance
The last breath
An awkward feeling
And then it all fades away once again
Late Night's Lead To... -P15"I'm sorry ma'am, but you need to stand back and let the doctors do their jobs." Ma'am, step back!" What's happing ? Where I'm I ?Late Night's Lead To... -P154 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"NO! Oh my god! Tye!! Oh my god!! Help him!" Who was that?
"Someone get this girl out of here!" So much screaming . There's too much noise Ahhh .
"Can someone tell me what happened to this guy?! He looks like he barely escaped hell!" What did happen to that guy?
"Doctor, this man was apparently in a physical confrontation with someone we're yet to identify." Yet to identify? Who "That girl over there witnessed it all and claims to know both the aggressor and the victim, but she also claims this man started the altercation."
I don't remember these parts as clearly as others, but I heard Autumn speaking with a doctor or someone of the nature about my condition and the situation. "So what happened here miss? Did this guy give you some trouble? Quickly! I need to know these things! C'mon!" She was scared. Really scared.
Late Night's Lead To... -P12Okay, so we've established that by the end of the night I realized I kind of liked the girl. She was very attractive. There was no denying that. She was funny. In her own special way, anyway. She could definitely handle herself in a fight, which was fine for me but could end up being a lot to worry about in the future. She might be a little loose. I don't know about that. She seemed fine during the movie. Or maybe that's just me, haha.Late Night's Lead To... -P124 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
After a while I fell asleep too. I probably would've stayed asleep for a while longer if my phone hadn't rang. The call went to voicemail after a few seconds.
Beep- two new messages
"Hey, Tye it's Caysee. About that date you wanted. I'm free tonight at seven. Anyway, I know it's early so I won't keep you. See you at seven. Later, bye."
Beep- one new message
"Hey, sorry, this is Caysee again. About tonight, can we make that eight instead of seven? Thanks. Talk to you later, bye."
Ooops .Was that ?
Late might's Lead To... -P7"Hey, Tye? You're car's a piece of crap, ya know that?" Yes, I was very aware of that.Late might's Lead To... -P74 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"That's not nice. I'm being nice to you!" I sounded like a little baby complaining about my car. "Don't bitch about my car!" My old '95 Toyota, Camry. "I'm passive ? Passive my ass." I mumbled angrily as we pulled out of the parking lot.
"I'm not bitching! I'm stating fact!" And she was. My car was a low-rider dragging out of the parking space. You could hear the back of my car hitting the street.
"Fuck you! Deal with my car!"
Good god, we're already arguing like an old married couple and we're not even together. Oh man! Dana .. I just remembered. Jeez . Why now? Well, if I'm lucky she won't be there. Like that'll happen .
"Don't be such an ass, Tye!" Her forehead wrinkled a little, every time she yelled. The more she screamed about my car, the more I realized she was so beautiful when she was mad. Too bad I was too busy yelling back to even notice it.
"Don't be such a bitch and w
Wanting To Love YouHolding you closer...Wanting To Love You4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Burns my skin
I ignore the pain
To steal such short moments of you
Feeling you breathe
You feel my heartbeat
Harder to imagine me falling for you
Locking these emotions deep inside of me
And some how you draw them out
That side of me...
Left for me to only share with you
Losing my breath now
As you move closer
And my heart moves faster
The slightest touch
Thinking of words to express
Love.....I've never felt....
You say it so often
You're in love with me
I can't seem to grasp at the idea
Of me loving you
All of you
Everything about you
And kiss with a deeper meaning
Unable to catch those breaths
So far way....
Air seems so far away from me now
And yet...I feel I don't need to breathe
Being with your very essence
Gives me reason to live
All of you....
Wanting me to love you
Dying In A Lover's Harmony....Tell me when sweet rosesDying In A Lover's Harmony....4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Are no longer the key to seduction
Instantly capturing your heart
Trapping you so easily
Show me the reasons
Why rain won't keep us together
When the light of the moon
Hides among the clouds
Where holding you under the cover of the storm
Brings the tension closer
Forcing us back into reality
How can we bring ourselves to escape it
Tell me why the final kiss
Is the most difficult
To forget it all
And continue singing such a broken harmony
How she feels safe in the arms of another
She does not know
Without words she speaks of wanting me
An eternal feeling
Killing me slowly
Soft as your voice once was
Has become so frozen in the air
What a beautiful death once told...
To sincerely forget it all
Late Night's lead To... -P17"Hello, Doctor Reynolds. My name is Patricia Starksy; I'm the district attorney handling the violent crime unit. I'm sorry for the short notice in me coming here this evening, but we felt the team needed to deal with this matter, directly. We apologize in advance for disturbing your work."Late Night's lead To... -P174 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"That's fine, I'm not on call. So what matter is this, pray tell?" Doctor Reynolds crossed his arms and leaned against this glass window.
"It's in regards to your son. It seems he was in a violent encounter with a man, who has been previously arrested for domestic violence." She looked directly at him. The tension could be cut with a knife. He was silent for what only seemed like a few seconds, but the point came across quickly and clearly. "I know this seems strange for me to come here instead of an officer, but you social standing um dictated our decision to tell you immediately."
"What do you mean my social standing? What happened to my son that's brought you down here? Clearly this isn'
Forever....In A Beautiful LieWith beauty comes no mercyForever....In A Beautiful Lie4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Singing so softly
Breathing her tender kisses
Corrupting such vunerable souls
Blinding the senses
Fading behind the fire
Hidden within their dark intentions
What a beautiful lie
Burns through her heart
Their smiles as they tore her appart
Flames stealing her dreams
Taking them farther down
Into the depths of her thoughts
All the colors seem to fade away
A beautiful hell
Why she is brought here
Chained between shattered memories
And locked inside an angels heart
She bleeds for you
Understanding it's clever exsistence
Entranced by temptation
Forever sealed away in her lonely heart
The Woman in the Red DressThe silk and satin wrapped around a woman scornedThe Woman in the Red Dress4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Finding her lover in the thrawls of another
And her tears tightly locked into her eyes
Running though a fierce storm
Fire and pain in her heart
Tears building as her bare feet hit the stone streets
She's soakng wet
Masking the streaks of black makeup
Her gown turning a dark maroon
Her dress was so beautiful
Soaked through with rain
Showing every curve and feature of her body
Looking up at the shining moon
Its cascading beauty reflecting off her face
The red dress flowed, lifelessly in the cold winter wind
And she sat there
With her hands never leaving her heart
With love so rapidly lost
Rarely realizing how beautiful she was
The sadness chained to her heart
Forcing her down that path of no return
Waiting for the sensual kiss of her lover
For what the sweet remedy of her heart calls to
love in returnI remember trailing my kiss down your bodylove in return4 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
For the hundredth time in one night,
Asking you to lay still,
And receiving the most mind numbing kiss of my life.
I love the way you kiss me,
The ways you hold me,
The times you bestow me with pure love,
And affections people can only dream of.
So next time I'm going to catch you in a kiss,
To show you how much I love you,
How much I want you,
And how much you mean everything to me.
Breathe No MoreThe air escapes meBreathe No More4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
As I breathe these words
Barely able to stand near you any longer
Feeling as though I'd faint at any moment
I feel like I shouldn't say
Or can't say
The words I feel
When we're together
Or our secret meetings
When god knows
We're both intertwined
In other people's hearts
I refused to love you
Because I couldn't stand
The thought of losing
A once in an eternal moment
With someone so special
I thought I couldn't love again
Or didn't want to try again
Those memories burn in my mind forever
Lock our hearts together
Ever since you told me
You were in love with who I am
That's all I can say for now
The words I breathe from my soul
I'll choose to love you
For as long as I breathe and after
Forever eternally inside
My heart you'll stay
And the love we share
Will last for a lifetime and beyond
Paper That Never BurnsIt's funny how you seem to think little of me nowPaper That Never Burns4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
For shedding tears in your arms
And trust me when I say I never meant to do so
You just happened to be standing there at the time
I fell into you for some reason
And I'm not entirely sure why
Why you felt you needed to follow me
And do what you did...
I want to regret every moment of it
To strip me of each memory
When they refuse to go away
My heart continues to weaken for you
Then you turned right back around and cried
I felt the pain move through me as I held you
And you wouldn't let go
It was as if no one was around
Just me and you drifting through the abyss
Searching for peace
Remembering to keep those promises
We both regret making
But for now
It seems that my heart belongs to you once again
As yours lies with me
Where we go from here remains to be seen I suppose