XX12 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
blinded by hate
seeing only what rage allows
scars that won't heal.
brands that won't fade.
hiding pain behind
painting eyes in darkness
a darkness that torments.
inside it dwells
regret of a wasted
feeding this hate
won't change a thing
nothing done has made life better.
take the chance
grasp the outstretched
hand of freedom
to the future
walk away from this hell.
Goodbye ForeverSo we havent talkedGoodbye Forever7 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
And its almost been
That you used to hang around
Since youve been here
And the clouds they turned white
After they faded from your glory
No one knows
But I still remember your story
I thought youd return
But now it is clear
Youve faded into the crowd
And it looks like the missing girl
Is never coming back
So now youre gone again
So long again
This time forever
You let me down
You watched me cry
My heart wavers
And all my trust was in you
But you threw it out
You didnt pull through
I guess you feel like youre home again
But youre wrong
It tore me apart
The day you left
I didnt smile for months
Not even when you tripped
I thought I wanted to end my life
Or it would all be better
If I made you cry
I thought Id feel alive
Now I dont feel like
Theres anything to believe in
Youre moving on
Youre really leaving
So now youre gone again
Miss Lady LoveMiss Lady Love11 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Miss Lady Love // thezimchick
It was a foolish thing to ever fall for
That something special, that something more
There's no waking in the dark of night
When there's no alarm-clock or morning light
That's why she has her claws 'round your soul
Scissor-like nails to keep it under control
And when push comes down to shove
She'll rip you apart: Miss Lady Love
You thought you'd forget the feeling, (feeling)
But the gears in your head keep wheeling, (wheeling)
You thought you were in heaven, but you were just dreaming
And they left you broken hearted, screaming, (screaming)
Stuck in your mind like post-it notes
Everything they said, everything they wrote
She keeps the archive nice, tidy and neat
She wouldn't want you to forget the deceit
It's your fault, your loss, and you are to blame
Start shedding those tears, "Oh, what a shame"
Black-hearted and bitter, that vindictive little bitch
She's that part of your brain you just can't itch
Her laugh, it haunts you, ringing, (ringin
Music Is...What is music?Music Is...8 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
A little boy asked me that today.
I bent down so that our faces were level
And then I said to him with a smile,
Why do you care?
Out of so many people today
Why do you care?
He looked back at me
His eyes too thoughtful for his age
And he said right back to me,
Because I want to make good music.
I liked that answer, and I told him so.
He was happy and he smiled.
Take my hand, I said, and walk with me now
And I will show you those things that proper music make.
He put his small hand into mine and came with me.
I didnt know what to make of this, he trusted me.
But I led him along, and as I did I pointed out
Some of those things that proper music make.
Music, I said, is the harmony in the world
Brought together to create a myriad of sensations.
Music is our footsteps on the ground
Music is my walking with you.
Music is that ancient couple over there
See how elderly they are, yet they see each
AcceptanceAcceptance9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
You smell of sex and cheap cologne
with eight or nine marks across your neck that scream
I am yours.
I asked you silently to count my flaws
so I could tear myself apart
and feel a little less perfect with your arms around me.
Maybe then I could tell you that my tears
are not as useless
as they are now.
I am addicted to the way you move
and watching your eyes drift close just before we kiss.
The passion in your voice when you whisper
I love you
through heavy breathing makes my heart skip a beat or two
and I find myself praying that if I am dreaming
I never wake up.
The tragedy of losing this reality is enough
to make my shoulders shake uncontrollably with broken sobs.
But your skin is soft
against mine. Caressing away my self-dou
HeroineHeroine8 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Can't breathe, dying here.
Can't see, I need you near.
Broken with tears running from my eyes.
But, I should have known everything beautiful dies.
Panting, Need to clam down and breathe again.
Hurting so bad I must forget this pain.
I want you, I need you.
You don't know what I'd do,
Just to get you back for one more day.
But, you just stay away.
I need you here, I can't live without you.
Please, theres nothing I won't do.
I long for you, I need to breathe you in.
I need you, you are like my heroine!
The Laughter of DucksThe Laughter of Ducks10 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
fisherman and son
catching nothing but minnows
and the laughter of ducks
jailbreakday one.jailbreak7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
written with multi-coloured markers
upon my arms, are all the words you
never had the courage to speak. the confessions
of the convicted. you're
keeping me locked up
like the diary you never had.
and now i wait, and
count, and wait. tally marks
bleed and scar, bleed and scar
my broken ribcage.
our memories are all that keep me stable
or unstable. i can't tell the difference.
two days locked up, but a lifetime of being confined
as i appeared free. past conversations
mingle and dance with regret. and guilt.
all the guilt searing
they're not my own sins, but yours.
but my hands are tied and my mouth gagged.
i am helpless.
my hands start shaking as i try and try
to loosen the knots you tied to my heart,
but then i stop and tighten them once again
i don't want to be free
you've hurt me, scarred me, loved me.
and i continue living because of you
i stop and breathe.
in and out. in and out.
drops of oxygen finally trickle d
Sometimes LoveI only love you sometimes,Sometimes Love9 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
You are my sometimes love,
Whom I love when,
Memories grip me and,
That feeling returns.
But I do not love you,
Most of the time.
The moments I can control,
I am free,
Free from loving you.
Then that feeling returns,
Again that softens me,
Makes me so vulnerable and
I push it down, down,
Bury it deep within my heart,
A single glance,
Is all it takes to revive it again.
I hate you for that,
I hate that you have so much
Control over me when,
I'd rather give my heart
To a beast kinder than you.
What is that foreign thump thump?
That refuses to obey what
My mind does demand,
Whose thumping increases
A thousand-fold with your smile?
In these moments I hate you,
When you look at me I burn
With anger, whose fire
Once faded, turns
Back into love.
I said I hate you,
I swore I would yet,
Why is it that it is your face
That haunts my dreams
Longing for your love?
Yours. Mine. OursSweetest love had found meYours. Mine. Ours9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
that first day I saw you
All the days and nights
of unfulfilled dreams and
lonely hearts seemed almost
from another world
Joy replaced the darkness
as I grew to love you more
with ever passing day
we spent together
We told each other everything
we shared our hopes
and made each others
dreams come true
We loved without though
or question as to why
But the angels took you from me
and the darker days returned
My hopes began to die
and my dreams went unfulfilled
So many questions
with no answers to fill
my empty heart
One night I sat alone
under our tree
and as I stared down
at my empty hand,
the hand you used to hold
I heard your sweet voice
carried to me on the
breath of evening
calling my name through
the growing darkness
I could feel you next to me
I raised my hand in front of me
and felt your fingers lace with mine
"Yours, Mine, Ours
Hearts and Hands entwined forever"
Now every time I look down
at the spaces between my fingers
I feel your fingers intertwined
cordiform dent in the pavementthe only h e a r tcordiform dent in the pavement6 years ago in Typographical More Like This
i've ever broken
was my own
♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥it fell from my hands and onto the sidewalk
it even cracked the concrete
50 States 51 personalitiesAlabama: "Y'all want another fried pickle?"50 States 51 personalities5 years ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
Alaska: "Mmmm . Crabs"
Arizona: "Keep them god damned illegal's out of our damn country for once!!!"
Arkansas: "Get yo black ass ova here now and clean this floor and pick the damn cotton"
California: "Like dude, like that SUV is way too polluting like dude, like go Prius man, like the environment dude"
Colorado: "Hey want our special Rocky Mountain Oysters?"
Connecticut: "Hah, you uncivilized hooligans need some proper etiquette"
Delaware: "Hehe, guess what NO SALES TAXES!!!"
Florida: "Hmph, I wanna be more like California"
Georgia: "How'd y'all doin'? I can still fix ya some Pecan Pie if y'all be wanting that or maybe some barbecue . OH NO WAIT Some shrimp n' gritz be perfect for all y'alls lil' souls."
Hawaii: "Whooooo hang ten mannn Aloha!!!"
Idaho: "Uhhh another potato?"
Illinois: "And our lesser story of the night is Governor Quinn has been arrested Yes three in a row, will we make it to four
cut your hair and choke on it.my mouth is bigger than my heart,cut your hair and choke on it.6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
and my heart is bigger than my head.
you're way too obvious.
but i'm so devious.
and don't think it's
because she's easy.
(though she probably is)
i know your kind;
it's a dying breed.
let's keep it that way.
you have enough hair to strangle yourself.
so wrap it around your neck,
or shove it down your throat.
(shove it down mine?)
until proven otherwise,
you're just one of them.
you're all so full of
they're all so full of
this is mere
jealousy at best.
i'm just a
(oh, you know the rest)
and you seem to forget i have ears, too.
with your loud mouths doing the talking,
you're all so deceiving;
i'm quick to believe in
yet some things
are better left unsaid.
but my unemployed head doesn't
work half the time.
my mouth does its job,
and a bad one at that.
so i'll leave it at that...
i can't tell you, or my hearti can't tell you, or my heart6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
i can't tell if:
this heart pain is a side effect
of the music or the medicine
i can't tell if:
these tears are real
or just placebos to distract me
from the real problem
i can tell that:
this poetry is a result of you
they can't save themselvesYou see me everyday,they can't save themselves8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
you know I've lost more.
You watch me like,
I'm just about to fall on the floor.
You tell me to stop,
but, you don't sound like you care.
you tell me you love me,
how come your never there?
You see my sized 0 jeans,
are loose again.
you can see I'm lying,
when I say "I just have stomach pain."
You know I haven't eaten.
But, you don't do anything.
You know I'm losing more
And I'm dropping down to nothing.
you can see my ribs stick right out,
but, you never bother to try to help me.
You can see that I'm always down.
But, you never try to make me happy.
Whether its the girl
who uses the bathroom after every meal.
Saying that she's fine.
And just has a stomach flu that won't heal.
Or if its the boy,
Who everyone picks on for being small.
That when you come to think of it now,
You've never seen eat at all.
Yes, yes you all see the little Anorexics.
Maybe even their right across from where you sit.
So how come no one has enough guts,
to do anything about it?
The love that never wasWith my eyes shutThe love that never was6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I sat amid the mist of dawn
My heart fluttered in harmony
With the wings of a white dove
As I meditated amongst the morning fogs chill
Your voice would echo through the dark foliages
Of black forestry that lay between us
And sang its way into my heart
Whispering I love you
Your face would spring into my vision
The way your eyes looked deeply into me
As you said those three most beautiful words
You were the yellow smiles of my gloomy autumn
The splendour of your charming nature
Oozed incessantly from your spirit
A bright halo glistened from within your soul
As you promised to nurture my fragile heart
And glue me back together
To make me whole again
To fill that empty hole
That life engraved in me
But instead you destroyed what was left of me
And burned me with your black words
Endured in the pealing laughter of humiliation
You drowned me in the mud of ridicule
Then locked me in a cold coffin
With your stone-heart
Leaving me rotting alive
With your lie
Tired.Tired.8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I don't get it, I'd do anything for you,
but, you never seem to love me too.
I've bled for you, screamed for you to see.
I've starved for you, hoping you'd love me.
I've cried for you,
hell I would die for you.
I work so hard to be good enough.
I've got through so much stuff.
But, I'm tired of lying,
Tired of crying,
tired of never being enough for you,
I'm tired of everything you do,
tired of bleeding,
Tired of needing,
Tired of starving just to be skinny for you,
I'm tired of feeling,
tired of never healing,
I'm tired of what you do...
maybe, honey, I'm just tired of you.
irony: regressing on birthdaysa mutual understandingirony: regressing on birthdays6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
is an understatement of
abstract emotion. of the
motion between classes,
the commotion between
the friction in my hips, or
the diction spilt from your
lips-the concept of italics;
the concept of blue blood in
a red heart between vacant
ribs. the concept of shared
dialogue and sight, passing
(locard's exchange principle)
direct for once. sincere, too.
Friendly? Yes. Scheming? No.
Reluctant? Both of us were;
both of us were standing on
the edge of my imagination,
yet i was awake. i was i was
i was perfect for a second. i
was i was i was. was i? i was
ted too much time but it might
be worth it afer all. it might be
worth it after all the weighting
(waiting) [like love is a waiting
room, and we're the patience.)
my birthday presence:
am i asleep? pinch me.
this defies Einstein's properties;
this (re)defi(n)es the concept of
Poetry. the concept of Rhe
How to Save a Life“Where did I go wrong? I lost a friend”How to Save a Life2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I wish I could rewind the hands of time
I want to take it all back
I didn’t mean anything I said
I was expressing the qualities I lack
“Somewhere along in the bitterness”
I pointed your flaws
All you did was return the favour
I sensed it, but I tried to ignore
This wave of oncoming danger
“I would have stayed up with you whole night”
I wanted to fix this, but where did I go wrong?
But it’s too late now, the damage is done
I’m forced to admit defeat
Because death has won
“Had I known, How to Save a Life”
'Just Talk''Just Talk'11 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
...I wro te a p o e m...
Where in I fell asleep.
I woke up in a life like mine.
But everything important was removed.
No show was playing at the venue, no one was talking, the wind wasnt blowing
It was constantly raining.
[My parents were there.]
Nagging away and I got into my car to go to work.
Yet I found myself going towards the highschool.
On the way I got into an accident and died.
I wrote it as a memoire of a dream I had,
but it ended up being more then that
I tacked it to my wall
In reading it later I got out my paint and just . . .
Covered it up...
[You can only read the word rain.]
I dont know why i did it.
Why I even really wrote the poem.
It was a horrible dream.
An even worse poem.
I never THOUGHT about painting over it..
I dont remember painting over most of it.
Tomorrow or tonight,
I'm going to paint over the black paint with blue.
So it will be locked inside my wall.
Under the coats of paint ,
In silent fury.
we became an atlantic tragedy.we first met april 14, 1912.we became an atlantic tragedy.6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
the ocean smelt beautiful.
the crashing waves mimicked
your hips crashing into mine;
mimicked you crashing the
party in my mind; this boat
crashing against the tide's
bone structure. wet. salty.
that could be spotted two
nautical miles away. it was
my first time, your first time;
innocence's maiden voyage.
in case you forgot,
your clothes sank
to the floor;
your body sank
my heart sank
too much crashing.
too much sinking.
too much motion.
i swear one of us
would get seasick.
i cruised my hand
across your hair--
it was 49 minutes
"make a wish." you said.
"but it already came true.
what else could i want."
then it happened. you know
damn well what fucking "IT"
means. "IT" is your eyes in
love yet your skin is in lust.
"IT" is the second and third
letter of the TITANIC. "IT" is
a fucking iceberg in my chest.
your teeth complement my heartmy arrhythmic bodyyour teeth complement my heart6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
dances on your lips;
shake the bedroom.
antique teapots fall
off the windowsill
as i fuck the edge
of your curtains,
refined velvet drapes
that match your ego,
in size and color and
how easily they rip off,
but your skin matches my carpet
a lot better than empty furniture,
don't you think?
i'll throw a fit out the window
because i'm not fit to be yours.
you'll throw my plastic heart
out the car door of my uvula.
i'll burn all your silver
and meld it to a bullet
to load in my lovegun.
i'll blow your brains
like wind or a whore,
the fur from
and just look at that lovely full moon!
it's about as radiant as a thumbtack.
and as soon as you're done sharpening
your battleaxe incisors, i'll be on your
and you'll bite the dots off question marks
and peel the fles