SacrificeYou are goneSacrifice2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
but I remain
alone and mourning
I would devour the earth
I would drink the seas dry
I would burn the sky
and boil all human tears to nothing
I would put out the stars
I would spit on the sun
and salt my wounded eyes
to touch your hand once more.
But I am a servant
a child of dust
with no power to touch the sky.
So I will touch my heart instead
and since you cannot come back to me,
I will go to you, my hope
touch my heart and still it,
and I will come to you.
FriendshipWe would sit on your porch, drinking lemon iced tea that your mother would bring out on a tray for us. I never liked it that much, but I drank it anyhow. I liked having a friend. I was always afraid of losing you to better people. The other girls would laugh and giggle, and chase the boys. We sat on the playground instead; talking. But I could see the longing in your eyes; you wanted to go play with them instead of me.Friendship4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
One day you finally did, you left me to sit alone on the swing set.
My tears burnt my eyes, but I didn't want to let you see me cry.
The playground supervisors watched the other kids play. Every so often I would see one of them glance in my direction, but then look away. I didn't know what that meant; all I knew is that I didn't want to be seen alone.
You sat with them at lunch. You never once glanced at me alone eating my peanut butter sandwich out of my pink lunchbox with butterflies on it. I wanted to transform from this ugly caterpillar into a beautiful b
Mirror Mirror on the WallYou stand in front of the mirrorMirror Mirror on the Wall2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Looking for some answers
You hope that in your reflection
You'll find some truth and clarity
Believing that life will be easier
If you saw yourself the way others did
As you stand clueless staring into the mirror
Your reflection mimics your every move
You twist your lips and fake a smile
And the world concludes that your ecstatic
You cross your brows and frown
And they assume your enraged
You force yourself a chuckle
And your counterpart copies your movement
Yet no sound comes out of it
You scream to let your agony out
yet the reflection remains speechless
You finally hold your clenched fist up
And punch the mirror with all your might
As its pieces shatter to the floor
You break yourself free from the judgment of the world
You lay your eyes on your bloody knuckles
But you smile as if you feel no pain
You finally realize that there's more to you than meets the eye
The shallow world may judge on your appearance
But only a few will truly hear
It's That Easy"You're beautiful."It's That Easy2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
"... Wait, that's all? You're not going to deny it?"
"But... but you're not going to tell me that I'm blind, and that you're not all that beautiful?"
"Oh, well that was easy."
"... You're weird."
LonlinessThe morning fog hides the wooded path.Lonliness2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The tries are silent.
My footsteps echo...
I come across a bench
mostly covered in fog and leaves.
As I stand, I stare down at the bench.
It appears old.
Obviously, no one has sat on it for years.
The bench stares up at me, returning my sympathetic gaze.
We're both alone.
Fix YouI'd never met anyone as tormentedFix You2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
As strange as it seems
I was intrigued
You were fascinated by me
like I was amazingly better
Nobody had treated me like that before
I was so drawn to you
I thought I could change you
help you to think
and love differently
you wouldn't let me
but I wanted to
I wanted to fix you
I got a sentence for you..Ek is lief vir jou!I got a sentence for you..3 years ago in Emotional More Like This
Yes kez si'rumem!
Ya tabe kahayu!
Ami tomake bahlobashi!
Nahigugma ako kanimo!
Soro lahn nhee ah!
Ngo oiy ney a!
Tsi ge yu i
U kamakutu nu!
Ti tengu caru!
Mi aime jou!
Jeg elsker dig!
Ik hou van je!
Amin mela lle!
I love you!
Mi amas vin!
Mina armastan sind!
Eg elski teg!
Tora dost daram!
(Mä) rakastan sua!
Ik hald fan dei!
Ta gra agam ort!
Ich liebe dich!
Hoon tane pyar karoochhoon! tane chaahuN chhuN!
Aloha wau ia 'oe!
Anee ohev otakh, Anee ohevet otkha, Anee ohev otkha, Anee ohevet otakh!
Palangga ko ikaw!
Mai tumase pyar karata hun, Mai tumase pyar karati hun!
Kuv hlub koj
Nu' umi unangwa'ta!
Ég elska thig!
Palangga ko ikaw!
Saya cinta padamu!
Táim i ngrá leat!
Kimi o ai shiteru!
SeparateSeparateSeparate2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
each bit of
against the world -
for those who would
as a weapon
not a bit
not a drop,
but a flood.
cannot be defeated.
Bipolar DisorderI am a victim of a shadow named fourteenBipolar Disorder10 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
And a little girl, my old best friend who turned into a demon.
Fourteen human figures without a face… they attack my soul
And everybody’s staring at me without an honest reason.
I am a victim of the people of the world
Who only want to hurt me, and my innocent family
Terrified of the ones around me, even those I love
When a nightmare becomes my reality.
I can’t take a shower without peeking outside the curtain
And I can’t close my eyes when I wash my hair
Because I’m horrified, afraid that when I open them
I’ll see somebody with a bloody face angrily standing there.
Sometimes I unlock the doors and then lock them again
And to be honest, I’m not completely sure why
And I can’t go upstairs at night, because what if there’s a fire?
I won’t be able to make it out in time.
I am a victim of a shadow named fourteen
And a little girl, my old best friend who turned into a demon.
And somehow, ou
Beautiful GirlBeautiful girl.Beautiful Girl4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
With her dancing eyes that see the world and its secrets. With lenses that catch the fairies and goblins, and the trolls that live under the bridge. With laughter reserved for the unicorn and the dragon, with his thick talons and fiery breath. With wonder for the mysteries that lurk in the darkest of corners.
With fingers that type, type, type away on the keyboard as she struggles to pour out her soul. With a mind that thinks, thinks so hard, trying to figure out a way to capture her imagination and unleash it onto the paper. With words that fall from her lips like diamonds, sparkling in the pale moonlight, as she tries so hard to reveal herself.
With the courage of a soldier who faces the heat of the battle, his limbs empty of all energy and his spirit all but shattered. With the bravery of a skydiver, hurtling towards the ground so fast that the bones might split upon impact and she might finally break. With the mind of an inventor, so
celestialI want to peel the sun from the sky and place it on my tongue, where I'll leave it to dissolve until the world's very life source is nothing but a mouthful of coppery fluid dancing with my tonsils.celestial3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
I want to cram clouds into my mouth until my cheeks bulge, choke myself on them. I want to feel clouds pouring from my ears and my nose in fluffy streams, tickling the back of my throat, lovingly whispering for entrance to my padlocked heart.
When the moon comes out to play, I'll capture it in my hands, like a firefly, and I'll press my eye against a crack in my fingers to watch its star-studded wings flutter frantically against my palms.
I'll suck handfuls of stars like boiled sweets until they're fragile enough to crunch, exhale peppermint star dust into the black sugar-paper sky and laugh at the beauty of it all. I'll floss my teeth with lightning bolts, capture thunderclaps in bell jars, use rainbows as shoelaces and necklaces and bracelets.
Saturn's ring will be my own hula hoop, and I'
CravingsCravings4 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Every time you hold me, even in a small way,
It becomes all I want to feel,
Everything I want to last,
And the only thing in this world I don't want to end.
Sometimes I wonder if you could feel it too..
The way I try to wrap you in my arms,
The way I'm torn between the feelings of wanting more,
And the fear of losing myself in your warmth.
It's like the warmth in your voice when you speak to me,
The warmth in your eyes when you see me smile.
It's like a sense of love I crave to no end,
And something that always makes me hungry for more.
My Third Nostril Beckons (Lights up on a modest kitchen. MAN and WOMAN are standing, facing each other.)My Third Nostril Beckons3 years ago in Comedy More Like This
Do you know where I left my third nostril?
I think you might have dropped it in the garbage disposal.
Oops. Hope it's still in there.
How did you lose your third nostril, anyway? Doesn't that thing come with some kind of a warranty?
It would have, but I didn't feel like springing for the extra Lebanese snake-charmer fee.
I have a bottle of isopropyl rubbing alcohol you can use to stick it back in your face safely.
You swine! Don't you know I'm allergic to isopropyl rubbing alcohol? What are you trying to do, kill me?
Not kill you, just cripple you. You know I could never kill you, my love.
You mean, you still care?
Of course I do...Here, have an invisible tangerine.
(WOMAN extends hand holding invisible item.)
Building Castles From TrashBuilding Castles From Trash3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
A creeping abyss or someone to find
a priest vowing bliss - waving a flyer.
True pride 'n' hubris is sliding in stride-
A leader a king... lays deep down inside.
I pat my own back producing a sharp pain, overcome with said pride and hubris, congratulating myself for being the best at what I do. Alright. So. Yeah. Maybe I am a dishwasher. But can I not feel pride at such a feat? Not everyone in this world can wash dishes as quickly and efficiently as myself. Maybe there are others out there better than me, and maybe their isn't but I am allowed to take pride in what I do, right?
Thinking hard about this I look over to my friend, my buddy, my pal. A marred face poked and pitted with poxlike scars carving through seas of rusty, crumbling facial hair. Hair that contrasts the black of his head and the blue of his eyes I pause for a moment and lose myself inside of that sea. I ask "On a scale of one to ten, how high are you right now." Starting to chuckle, his
suicidal.it’s like she’s toeing the edge of a cliff andsuicidal.5 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
she’s smiling and she’s deadly
and you’re standing too far back to save her
and it’s just too late because she’s about
if you want a list of reasons not to commit suicide,
here it is.
1. you have two dogs that will miss you.
they were wagging their tails and smiling
last night when they took you to the hospital
and i couldn’t find the words to tell them
that they should be quiet.
2. you have a car that you cried when you got
and you roll the windows down and blast music
whenever you pick me up from school
and i’m sorry i never sang along, but this is just to say
that you have things that still make you feel alive.
3. you have a sister that is nice about fifteen percent of the time
and loves you the rest of it. trust me, she does.
she does not remember the last time she hugged you
but she wrote about you when her teacher asked her
who her hero was.
4. mom should
Fall AwayI.Fall Away4 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
There's just too much in this world. I don't want to waste it. I don't want to reach out and have it all fall away, an autumn come too soon. I want to sink down into the Earth and just feel it spin, twenty-three thousand miles an hour and still not fast enough. Pin me down, just this once.
There's no way to catch on. The stars will float away before you know it. You can't float away from here. All you can do is hold on tighter. You should be fine. You should be able to just stare up at the sky and realize that no, there's nothing up there. Cities don't have that many stars, so live it up. What are you waiting for?
I want to tell you you're wonderful and have you fall like I do, breathlessly and without regret. That kind of rush is just so hard to come by these days. The world is changing so slowly, and I'm still waiting for my sunrise.
I won't tell anyone if you want to run away from here.
EternityEternity2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
'Don't go towards the light.'
It's amusing to consider how mankind always attempts a grasp at the unknown, pointlessly peddling their theories on one another in a endless struggle to understand what, simply put, cannot be understood. Perhaps we should consider that the mind is not yet capable of comprehending the concept of 'undefined,' just as it cannot truly grasp the idea of infinity or true nothingness
Regardless, the way we go about it, you would think there was a bright silver path waiting for us on the other side. That when our brush with death becomes more than a passing touch there must be some clear moment for us to decide 'to go, or not to go?'
But no and now, looking back, I don't fathom how I could ever have believed that.
I remember the feeling only too well, like being suspended in warm nothingness, held firm in all directions by a gentler force than gravity. By t
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Another LamentAnother Lament4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Just a shade beyond the pale
so near translucent
a wraith of memory
skims along hollow places
and darkened chambers
of a heart near numb
echoes of what might have been
but was never meant to be
another grave lament
of this mortal sojourn
I wasn't always alone...
To Be A WriterTo be a writerTo Be A Writer3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Means to have yet another excuse for bad behavior.
It means that when I sit next to you and I am wrestling the
smoke from your cigarette like a bear I want to believe
we'll end up on the floor in gritty film rolls and beer cans
and start to choke.
Because I remember how the whiskey made her eyes
shine and her her hair a swimming pool. When she took
me aside and said
"You two are going to destroy each other," with a little
Parisian smile. Expecting one day to read great mythology
that we made with bread knives we stuck in each other's
So one day I felt like being more clever than
romantic and I caught you by the shoulder
And I said,
"You know, we're going to destroy each other."
You didn't laugh but I saw you wanted to because
your mouth was like a tepid hurricane and your hands
were reaching out the window to throw a tree at me.
And you said,
"No, darling, I don't have time for that."
It was spring and all that was in your hands
was rabbit water and flowers.
Amazing Yahoo LoveAmazing Yahoo Love4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Ruki turned on his laptop.
"Man, is boring, guess online will make things better!"
After he connected to his yahoo messenger, he saw a new friend request.
"email@example.com? Who is this ?"
Ruki tried to memorize someone with an email like that but unfortunately no one comes to his mind. He pressed "Accept". He wonder will this mysterious person online in a while.
Beeping sound coming from the yahoo messenger, Ruki checked, he grinned. That mysterious person is finally online. He clicked the yahoo id and opened a new window.
"Hi!" Ruki typed on the screen.
"Hi to you too!" in a second that person replied.
"Who are you?"
"I'm someone you will be crazy about after we chat tonight."
Ruki was shocked with the reply, he been thinking of maybe this is an email of a fan girl.
"What make you so sure that I will be crazy about you?"
"*smile* I just know it, I know you very well, tonight you will be moaning my name .ALL NIGHT!"
"I'm serious ."
"Ok then , tell me how exactly wi