FreedomRunning through the meadow wild and free,Freedom4 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
comes now a little fox, happy as could be.
She runs and runs in mid-day sun
with n'er a worry about her.
She leaps and jumps and flys with speed
for inside her heart is planted a seed.
Happiness growing, now to blossom.
Because master is gone, she heed no caution.
No beating or starving,
the world is her own.
With no power of master,
she now is her own.
Your LoveYour loveYour Love2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Quenches my soul
It comforts me
And makes me whole.
Sets me apart
You are my fire
Set upon my heart.
Draws me into light
Blinding with hope
Within your sight.
Takes my breath away
Your kisses, my desire
I pray is you will stay.
A fire deep inside
Your passion so strong
Need, I cannot hide.
Lending WingsI cry in the darknessLending Wings2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I am alone
I scream to the heavens,
trying to find the light
then I see you.
You reach for me as I reach for you
you lend me your wings
so I could fly with you.
A Longing HaikuI can not expressA Longing Haiku2 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
Just how much I miss my past
But more, my future
savedShe did it over Spring Break, while I was on vacation in Mexico. As I was sipping a piña colada, a magazine tipped open on my lap, my best friend took a deadly cocktail of Tylenol and pilfered wine. She left a note, tightly fisted in her hand, for those she left behind. In it, she divided up her belongings, said the necessary goodbyes. She didn't tell us why. We don't know why.saved2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
That's what keeps me up at night. Not the teddy bear she'd had as a child that sits on my shelf. Not her text messages still saved on my phone. Not even the horrible funeral, her body like marble in the coffin. It's not that I didn't save her. It's that I didn't
A Beautiful ThingThe unspoken words press agonizingly against my lipsA Beautiful Thing2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
lips sealed with the paranoia of rejection.
If only you could see how desperately
I wanted to tell you
All that I want us to be.
That we could be, maybe,
a truly beautiful thing.
65: A moment in timeif you have no weakness,65: A moment in time2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
then all you have is failure, because
if you don't have a weakness
what do you have to be
it's a part of being alive;
otherwise you're dead.
the happiness that emotion can grant you is insurmountable,
just as the sadness can be just as deep;
but you have to take the good with the bad
or know neither
everyone feels alone at some point
this is difficult.
im not the only one;
this conversation is going nowhere.
lemon, lime, and little bits of rum;
im starving from high expectations
she's just scared, you know
she doesn't want them to know:
Bizarre AffairsThe taste of his lips,Bizarre Affairs2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
The touch of his skin,
He makes her believe,
He rids her of sin.
She's writhing, panting
Unable to speak.
The difference, tangible
She's known him a week.
His laugh, like sunshine
On cold winter days,
Igniting her life,
Embracing the blaze.
Attentive and loving;
His beauty astounding
His heart made of gold.
His voice is like honey,
The phone calls, sweet.
Life is vivacious;
She feels incomplete.
Clouds fill her head
And thoughts are obscure,
His words, reassuring
Their feelings are pure.
The tears betray her
Escaping their cell,
She's wearing his shirt
Inhaling the smell.
62: Irregular Orbit62: Irregular Orbit2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
butterflies crowd me in my celestial mind,
their warp-heavy bodies pulsing against my arms,
as stars, lit by mere soullessness,
become keys into my heart
this movement is strange,
alien in it's heated dance;
i thought i hated you once.
yet here we all are,
lifted by feather weights into a
gravitational pull which none can escape,
with a chilled crack-heroin addiction clinging to us
making me shiver with delicate fire
i'm throbbing through emotional twins,
trying to decide which one is right for me,
i orbit around you irregularly;
spatially, we're divine.
in the darkest raccoon-eyed deltas,
swimming through the galaxies,
Effluviawith a laugh like her's, like rain pattering on windowsillsEffluvia2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
i comment, watching arms the color of cream flail and reach for something not there
you'd think she'd sound better drowning
all i get is a shrug in response
bodies say more when they're silent
tongues and hands lie
eyes, not so much
coffeeshop fellatiohe wore Che Guevara t-shirts and quoted Nietzschecoffeeshop fellatio2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
through a cloud of peach-scented cigar smoke.
the waitress knew our orders by heart but when I
started sitting with him, she'd bring me coffee
instead of tea, because she knew I wouldn't send it back.
he wrote "love me cancerously" on a napkin
and left it under my cup one Saturday morning.
I fell in love with the idea of suburban Bohemia
and this wild-eyed boy with the honeyed tongue,
who haunted my mornings and my dreams.
we sought utopia in latte art and discarded notes
left behind by fellow early-morning caffeine addicts.
if the world passed us by, we saw nothing;
lost in our quest for a
55: Separation55: Separation2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
we're a combination
an auspicious pair
a mixture, a blend,
we're together as one.
separation is good for the soul;
it helps our realization that we
are actually our own person.
but it's a painful break.
connection through wiring;
cut the wire, electricity snapped
in two: you get a shortage, a power out;
an abyss of darkness.
suck me in, swallow me up--
make me whole again.
the hidden nuances,
the mink-furred, dark-eyed subtleties
the sparkling circuitry
the simple secrecy
of working in a duet:
we may not sing, but we dance to the moon's shining smile.
we are all one, but we are all s e p a r a t e
we put ours
Simpler, Easier, KinderShe used to be a princess, straight out of a fairytale, trailing spun gold and winged butterflies behind her. She ruled her kingdom from her Daddy's shoulders, beautiful and resplendent in her youth. Perhaps it would have been simpler to watch her run free with innocence draped on her shoulders like a superhero's cape. Simpler. Easier. Kinder to shield this tiny girl-child from the world and its inherent evil. Her fall from grace was a beautiful disaster. There is some sad poetry in the slow tumble of limbs and the tangled waterfall of honey blonde hair. There is something untouchably lyrical in the transformation from child into something noSimpler, Easier, Kinder2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
SeductionHow intense your gazeSeduction2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
And ferocious the stare
I recoil from you
Away from the glare
Persistence and patience
Your tools of the trade
I am enthralled
Rooted, unable to evade
Now tethered and caught
A wry smile appears
Keen instinct apparent
Your victory draws near
I succumb to your will
And dare to engage
At once transfixed
The journey begins....
BlissThe moon shines her favor upon themBliss2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The breeze blows soft and cool
In this moment
They are all that exists
His eyes gaze down into hers
His hand stroking her cheek
The touch feather light
She leans into the caress
Her hand laying atop his
She does not stop the smile
As it crosses her mouth
Laying there with him
The grass soft beneath them
In this place so wild
This place so far away
The glittering stars above
Match the shine in his eyes
Hers holding the same
As they both lean forward
Their lips meeting in a slow kiss
Their eyes slide shut
His arms wrap around her
Pull her atop him
Time seems to stand still now
TrappedSitting on a park bench. Watching the children play.Trapped2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Tossing bread crumbs to demanding pigeons.
There is a thought trapped, swimming upward through murky waters.
I See You In The StarsI look up at the stars at nightI See You In The Stars2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
and wonder where you've been
the stars, they shine and sprinkle light
I feel it deep within
the stars stare back at me
and I feel your love anew
even though you're not by my side
I feel the kiss you blew
the stars burn a tender fire
I wish you were beside me
so I close my eyes to the twinkling lights
and let my heart look and see
my heart beats softly and quietly
it allows me time to think
your frame comes into view
and beneath me the ground begins to sink
I float up off the ground
my heart lifts me to the sky
I'm surrounded by the stars and moon
and your eyes bring a sweet sigh
next are you
changedThe seasons changed, though at times it felt they never would. The sun came out, and faded away each day. Snow fell and coated everything, but then it melted away. The yellows and browns of winter were replaced by the green hues of spring. Though things changed all around us, you and I, we never changed.changed2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Lullaby to RealityI used to make wishesLullaby to Reality2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
On eyelashes and fishes,
11:11 and cattail swishes,
But then you broke my wishing bone,
And now I'm just wishing that I could go home.
I used to dream
Of rivers and streams,
Mermaids and mountains and things in between,
But now your faces rule my night,
And you're all I see when I turn off the light.
I used to play
All night and day,
With the fairy-folk, happy and gay,
But you don't believe, and so they die,
And yet you wonder why I cry.
I used to catch bugs
In coffee mugs,
Back when it still felt good to give hugs,
But you don't love, you only deceive,
Please don't weep for me when I leave.
FrustrationsSlamming down your fist as hard as you canFrustrations2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
It stings but you don't care
Angry, hurt and frustrated
When you try so hard, but it's never enough
A colour you can't imitate
Even though it's so clear in your mind
Still the paints are disagreeing
And your skies are not the blue you thought they'd be
A feeling that fills you up to the tips of your body
There are a million words
But they are never the right ones
And you feel overcome by verses trapped inside you
Lyrics and melodies float around you
So close you can swear you tasted them
How come it always seems that only you hear them?
And it never seems that the music reaches their h
I hateI am sick of all the hurt flying aroundI hate2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
like snowflakes in the skies.
I am sick of the pride getting in the way,
the hurt, the pain, the truth, the lies.
I hate the fact that I can't hate you.
as much as I would like to pretend.
I hate the fact that I must find something else
something else not to believe in.
I hate the fact that I can't be over you,
not truly until I say goodbye.
I hate the fact that I can't say those two words,
not at least until you have given me a reason why.
I hate the fact that you've helped me grow,
as a woman, as a person, as a lover, and a friend.
I hate the fact that it has come to this,
Hung OverYou're the first conscious breath I take when I wake,Hung Over2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Like a hangover,
You throb in my head nonstop.
But I am hungover,
Over you whom I can't seem to let go.
You don't know how badly I want this headache to stop,
This heartache to stop.
You're a disease that has infected me straight to the core,
No matter how many times I think I've been healed,
You just keep coming back.
Bringing nothing but pain,
And absolutely nothing to gain.
Then why is it that when we're together,
You give me every reason to hang on forever?
In this dream of mines,
You're the wish I would wish for.
But in this reality called life,
You've become another