BrokenBroken9 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
She cried at night
No place to stay
No home to call her own
Forgetting what life
Was all about
The neighbors here but look away
When she starts to scream and shout
She just wanted to get away
Far from here
And find all those
Whom she once found dear
No one gave a damn
No one knew the hurt
And they didn't ask
Why she lived in the dirt
Tearing at herself
With dirtied and dull nails
All her attempts to be heard
But she just only fails
Couldn't see straight
No place to hide
And Broken inside
The SimurghThe Simurgh4 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The Simurgh (Titanochiroptera trigintavis) is a large megachiropteran bat indigenous to the temperate mountain forests of the Mid-East. Weighing up to 150 lb with a wingspan of 33–36 feet, it is the largest bat in the world.
The Simurgh is mainly covered in copper-coloured fur, with white fur on the face and underbelly. The wings and ears are black and leathery. The forward facing eyes are bright green, and give the animal a sense of human-like intelligence.
Male Simurghs are slightly smaller than females, and their wings are decorated with light grey eye-spots, which are used to attract mates.
Simurghs are generally peaceful, solitary creatures, but when provoked, can inflict serious damage with their thumb claws. Because of their large size, adult Simurghs spend most of their time on the ground, though juveniles will roost in trees like other fruit bats.
Simurghs are browsers, and us
Mutiny, MarySues + Playing GodMutiny, MarySues + Playing God9 years ago in Humor More Like This
Let's set the scene with I, your narrator, sitting at the computer. Planning on spending a quiet evening alone. It was only a few days into my vacation from work. House was quiet, kids with their father and my boyfriend Toren was visiting his parents for a few nights. I had just started to get into a torrid fanfic, that despite the death threat I had received on my dA poll, I had decided that even if it cost me my life – I would write it.
There was a knock at my door. But not my front door. My hall closet that is much too small to actually have anyone in it. Here I was thinking I was alone in my own house to discover that I had a stowaway? One with a sense of humor it seems?
A line from my current obsession, Fushigi Yugi, came to mind. I whimsically thought to myself 'Knock Knock, who's there? Kouji …' I could only have wished Kouji was behind this doo
raining glass.she scratched words into the palms of her hands.raining glass.4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
'hope, peace, love, happiness, smile.'
all these things, etched into her skin.
blood ran through her life lines until she wrote in her own.
yet every time she looked and caught herself red handed, she started to cry.
she was caught an inch above where she really wanted to carve.
she was caught in the arms of her lover whom she knew to not be capable of loving.
she was caught in the teeth of her fake smile that made her cheeks ache.
she was caught in a glass house with no stones to throw.
so why did it feel like it was always raining glass?
Crow TheCrow4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Ever hungry crow,
Feathers glistening with their
Luscious black sleekness, hovering
From up high, like a grim omen of
Moonlit SerenadeHow long will you wait?Moonlit Serenade4 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Perched on a pair of broken wings
All the tethers you've severed
Along with aged and burnt bridges
Your facade, sitting on a broken swing
I've seen you under a moonlit serenade
And beheld pristine tears, the jewels to your mask
The larks sang their solemn tune but will it last?
How much longer before all reason fades?
Waltzing on thin, delicate glass
Behold another barrier, the attire of lies
Covered in wilted, bloody petals
There lies a sanctuary to her demise
And a body falls to sentiments too fatal
Cheated from temporary salvation, she cried
Virtues wait but do tantalize
Our grim angel did once weep
Recollecting the sweetest fables
Before harsh reality did seep
All the mocking pages, will it ever cease?
You cannot leave without meEmbraced with shadows, where roses won't growYou cannot leave without me4 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
decomposes an Angel in love's afterglow
Among dead leaves and phantom sighs
A love that promised to never die
You swore eternal that you would be mine
Through bound hearts did our souls entwine
The mandrake screamed and left me cold
I watched your petals all unfold
My hands now break that cage apart,
and reach inside for my promised heart.
And as I succumb to skeletal charms
I embrace you again within my arms.
Now death has failed to steal from me
The love, the life, I'd found in thee.
For by my side you now shall stay
Till death shall take us both away.
The sound of silenceIn a haven reserved for death she laysThe sound of silence4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Breathing the remnants of air; The prior hours of melodic sighs
And suffocating in the moist lingerings of love.
Silence answers in a faithful whisper
An eternal note, a devoted companion
That awaits the stillness of her heart.
Her vision dances, blind from darkness
Waltzing through a kaleidoscope of jaded colours
Then Love; He glides behind her eyelids
Claiming her with the rapture of asphyxiation
Like orgasms past she exhales His name..
His name: Her secret: forever echoed in that silence.
Undesirable NeedsGlance through the rabbit hole but never fearUndesirable Needs4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Behind glass, I can't shed tangible tears
No reason for your concern, it's no mystery here
That nothing ever existed to truly disappear
Yes, it was pride with pills that I did swallow
And empty accomplishments had made me hallow
But don't ever assume I gave up tomorrow
Everyday, a new chance from them shall follow
These frightful shadows took my light
Beseech to the wingless I fell to my plight
Cornered down allies with such gruesome fright
And there's noone to save the dear girl tonight
And so the child was fated a seed
No passerby dared witness her battered pleas
She was left an amputated, lifeless heap
And there lies the tale of undesirable needs
starfish and mermaids.hang your head highstarfish and mermaids.4 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
with that noose around your neck tied to the heavens.
your eyelashes will bat and the stars
will drift away.
but you won't see them as your vision
is hidden behind your eyelids.
you'll see spiderwebs and gnarled limbs
of trees in january.
you'll feel cold but you won't say anything
because your voice box will be cut
out and i'll be making beautiful
music with it as it dances
across my palm.
your toes are trickling down to earth
like a melting icicle.
but i'm too tired to catch them so
they are lapped up by the ocean and
eaten by starfish and mermaids.
the starfish say, 'thank you' but the mermaids
say, 'we're doing you a fucking favor.'
i'm caught in between and drifting off
to sleep with your voice box singing
me a lullaby.
from carousels, from glassyou are a romantic thing much like tapeworms.from carousels, from glass4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
the inside of your mouth edged with photographs, a dust jacket. when you laid on my bed i felt something
solid, the very small sound of tapping your foot, i became tangible but only
for a second. this is you on fire.
this is what you would be on fire,
an electric-hopeful kind of time bomb, there that is my bedspread with the
blood on, there that is my belief in
this world and you are trampling it. and dragons also, they touch you without and i
allow myself to be unglamourous, it's this part i know so well. you touch me
and i begin to spit up spider legs in your sink.
epiphany #472: the cookies you gave me are stale and misshapen but they still have the sprinkles on and i keep them in my nightstand drawer
Between the WavesI found him on the sandBetween the Waves4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
caught between the ocean
and the sky, with grazes
on his hands, and eyes that
followed the waves.
He told me that he didn't
know how to stop, I asked
what he meant and he
said nothing, just sat
and watched the water.
He gave his eyes to
the tide, and as the moon
rose and fell, tears shone
like pearls. There was
nothing I could say.
I lost him in between
the waves; they say
he wailed like the wind
as the tide came in,
and then went out
.:SundialMorning sun, the songs are worn,.:Sundial4 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
The photos cracked and came undone.
With yellow water, Fading smoke,
Engines cloyed and drivetrains broke.
Gears stripped, teeth fell out,
My lost mind held no redoubt,
From old age and the thinning road-
Still you're here to lift the load.
Gladly is it put on you and gladly do I give,
To white retreat and warming beat;
In sunrises I live.
NecromanticStained on white, a holy crossNecromantic4 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
as crimson as the blood I take
From she; my beauty now entombed
severed from me, never to wake.
She'd sworn me vows in her sweet blood
that bound her heart to me in life
And so I've come to take what's mine
to crown her my eternal wife
A halo of roses celestial white
I place on her head as I lay in death's bed
My soul seeks the purest expression of heart-
To make love to the beautiful dead
I clasp her tight with all my might
Let my love warm her frozen skin
My demise spared, her beauty bared
I lose myself within
What fire ignites at her cold touch
Passions flame to which I'm doomed
I weep with lust at every thrust
To the corpse of love I'm groom'd
I feel her sigh against my cheek
I hear her voice deep in the earth
She bids me come in nine months hence
to witness our son's birth
I kiss her lips one final time
I cannot think this act a crime
There is no Hell in which I'll burn..
greater than life till my return.
The torment of being parted from her...
The Glass FountainWe're tree-stuck:The Glass Fountain4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Starry albino nests,
Wombing fictitious maps
Like pressed flowers;
Everything as it is.
We stare on like
Witnesses to the
Of floating anthelia
And with buoying
In our breath
Knocking about like
Icicle chandelier chatter
We open like keys,
Our convincing human-jackets
Left at the door;
With no gauge to hold
Of open cages
From the aching minim
The thirsty thews
Now widely flung, we forsake
And scatter the pylons
The buoys mist to memory-space;
In its place, a bobbing
Anchorless wind-sailer bliss
Without a rocky coast
To crush our cushion star
Can't we just spume here, forever
Lay about in sweet absentia,
A fruitskin filled with perlustration
An ice tongue
Stretched wide like a dreamcatcher
Soaking in hidden suns that flower
Like songs in the breast
Of an astral meadowlark?
And this, our strange elocation,
We find to be no more
Than a trick o
We were meant to be.We were meant to be.4 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Tell me, did you feel it?
Our hearts entwining
Stitching together in locked romance
beyond my coffin's lining.
And with each night spent at my grave
our dreams; they danced as phantoms lost
I lay in velvet haunted silence
You in lilies kissed with frost
With the spirit of Romeo and Juliet
we defied all that lived to keep us apart
Our love, it triumphs;
for I am eternal, locked in your heart
Stealing perfect moments beyond the grave
I will wither with time but I shan't ever fade.
The stars, they shone with your serenade
Tell me, do you see them now
from the bed in which we're laid?
Dress me in my wedding dress
stained black like the moonless night
As nature sings in minor key
kiss me and hold me tight
Close your eyes and call to me
Do you hear my gentle sighs?
I promised all my soul to you
that I'd never say goodbye.
The world it cannot understand
that you were made for me
So hold my decomposing hand
and die so we'll be free...
Those We Leave Behindone too many times have iThose We Leave Behind4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
bitten my tongue and
held back my thoughts
for the sake of
or avoiding a fight
but what do we know
about being civil
when all we can do is fight
and i fall backwards
with each step taken
hoping that when
our relationship is
to the dogs
we'll be able to rebound
though you can call me
you say you're a realist
and that you see
the world for
how it really is
well who's to say
either of us is wrong
for how we think
or how we feel
or how we act
and when the numbers
don't add up
it's time to find
the missing variable
well math was never
my strong suit
all i know is that
you and i equal
and it's hard to balance
out the equation
when you don't feel
it's worth the outcome.
NagasakiWas that a trembling of the ground?Nagasaki5 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
And did I hear the tell of guns?
If so it were a single round
Of magnitude, oh what a sound!
To break the Nagasaki air
And now the rush of summer rains?
What evil shakes my windowpanes?
What thunder, what fighting?
What battles and lightning?
Why the flash in Japan's skies?
Where the roof and how such heat?
Why a blindness in my eyes?
And why the stink of searing meat?
A Vulture's TaleVying for blank stares and gaping mouths.A Vulture's Tale4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Descending to devour flesh and squabble.
Hearty meals of the bloated and corrupt,
over which they all do quarrel.
Feeding off austere poses of awe and disgust.
Cheshire grins and beating wings slapping ground.
Frenzied attack on dead-eyed glances,
tossing rotting meat gullet down.
Furious shrieks as decay slakes its thirst.
Picking bones clean of the meat they ingest.
Waddle wings held proud and high,
daintily bounding from one mess to the next.
Death a pauper on the outside looking in.
Hatred for slowly fattened, feathered frights.
Rotund and heavy in worldy girth
from continual gluttonous, rotting delights.
Even Bad MenBurning bridges. It's what I've done my entire life, starting at a very young age. It's all I know. I could blame my father for my problems connecting with others. but where would that leave me? The roots of a problem are irrelevant if the barbs of the plant are still dangerous. I'll never be that beautiful oak tree that is oh so welcoming in the spring. Fully abloom, with vibrant green colors and branches reaching toward the sky. I'll always be that solitary cactus.Even Bad Men4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I'll never be able to form that comradery with males, that strong brotherhood bond. I guess I can blame my dad for that as well. Without having that dominant male figure in my life, I never really learned how to deal with other males. So being the only male around, considering my older brother is twelve years my elder, I developed a sense of alpha male syndrome. I had to be the alpha male. So any time I am with other guys, I constantly challenge them and have to assert myself. It's something so ingrained, it's nearly impos
Malicious whisperLook at the birds,Malicious whisper4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
they're so free,
but that's never the life that was meant for me.
I'm stuck in this cage,
like a canary singing,
but I've gone mute,
my voice isn't ringing.
sitting in the sea,
ever so violently,
the water spins,
like my emotions,
I try to speak them,
but my voice is broken.
A whisper caught in the wind,
an angry butterfly,
in the air it spins,
falling through the sky,
crashing into a blank page,
its wings become the ink.
Is the ocean blue with sadness?
Or black with madness?
Can I drown in the emotion?
It seems to take my breath,
with hands so desperate,
I sink to death.
A Kiss in the RainSwimming against a current,A Kiss in the Rain4 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
So great it swept us off our feet so long ago.
An invisible flow that carries us away,
Drowning us in the things we didn't know.
We can't breathe,
Or oxygen supply has been cut off by a line called the surface.
Sunlight fades the deeper you get,
We're sinking slowly, and I don't think that I'll make it.
The trees of our nature,
are pulled up at their roots.
Their secrets are revealed by too much to drink,
as they whither up and die.
The feelings are destroying us,
a storm troubles these waters.
My heart will soon stop beating so steadily,
and I'll fade into nothing.
I slipped away from you so slowly,
you tried to hold on to me and I only pulled you in.
We're swimming against a current,
and the current is going to win.
I remember when the storm had just begun,
we made the most of every last embrace we had.
A kiss that lasted one second too long,
and opened eyes revealed our final days.
In a short period of time everything we knew was gone.
The rain never stop