AutumnAutumn5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Leaves crunching underneath my sneakers as I walk along the paths of the town. I glance to my left, watching the cars fly by, cool air flying up all around me, I can feel it in my bones, the sweetness of Autumn's air seeping in.
My pace gets slower and I come to a stop, a song playing in my ears, I look up to the sky, the sun starting to set, everything clear and crisp, I see nothing but Blue, never-ending Blue. Higher and higher, deeper and deeper, I am engulfed in colour.
I come back to my thoughts and continue to walk, with my hands in my pockets, I keep snuggled in my over-sized, worn, sweatshirt. I close my eyes and start to hum, breathing in the air, a cool chill filling my lungs, I let a smile play about my lips as think of the nights to come, and spending the evenings with the one I truly wish to be with.
Stopped at a crosswalk, I look to the Sun, it's starting to set on this peaceful afternoon. It smiles and waves, telling us that the day is done, for the Night is to come.
Eulogy.Goodness!Eulogy.5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The way you walk this town at night! As if
You expect the stars to swoon and drop down;
The moon to relinquish his crown and praise
You for outshining the day.
I admire the way you never frown at defeat,
Because realistically, you're no more
The Queen than you are the clown. Though,
As you are, you'd make the latter proud.
I'll make the call to
Sound the sirens. Loud.
We've got another casualty,
Trampled by her crowd.
You tragic little thing,
How do you like me now?
Carving Skulls and StuffCarving Skulls and Stuff8 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
CARVING SKULLS & STUFF (11-FEB-08)
This is intended as a continuing project. I'll be adding to it, and editing it for greater clarity, in response to your comments and questions. So if something is left out, or not clear, please let me know. Eventually, this may turn into a proper tutorial, but I'm starting out small, so that people who are asking questions don't have to wait until that possibly distant time. And so people can tell me what they actually need to know.
Goggles -- I don't carve unless I'm wearing some sort of eye protection, usually magnifying goggles (because I'm getting old and can't focus up close anymore), but sometimes non-magnifying ones. Chunks of stuff can fly about, and you don't want them in your eyes.
Respirator or dust mask -- Dust is not good for your lungs, and power carving can produce lots of dust. The dust of bone, antler, and shell is very bad; it can _permanently_ clog parts of your lungs. Many stone and
Skeletal RemainsI read your bones after the firestorm.Skeletal Remains2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The silence suits us, the smell consumes us.
Our bodies have been savaged by the flames: eaten.
Blackened by the fierce fire. Ambers still left,
Dancing in our eaten flesh - flickering like incandescents.
We've been entirely devoured, and yet - no regrets.
By our own devices, a fire we both started.
The WallHe looks into my eyes searching for something that I know is not therelove. I tryThe Wall4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
to fake it, but what does love look like in the eyes of another? He stares for a
second longer before realizing he loves someone who doesn't love him back. I cringe
away from the pain I now see in his face. Pain consumes his features almost
instantly and I reciprocated that pain in my own features.
"Why can't you just love me back?" he said to me as a turned and walked away from
me. These parting words changed something in me. I could feel the wall I built
cracking. I built this wall to keep my emotions in and others out. I have
convinced myself that it's the only way to live, to keep my heart safe; it's not
safe anymore. His final blow hit my wall with such force that the wave of my own
emotions is going to prove too much for my wall.
Just one flawBright red hairJust one flaw4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
She was beautiful
Just one flaw
You fell in love with her
She had deep blue eyes
That you would stare into all night
She was fun,
She was everything you ever wanted
I loved her too
But in a different light then you did
She was like my best friend
She made me feel alright
I had to go, momentarily
But when I was gone, tragedy struck
Leaving you half-hearted
I felt bad for you
But mostly happy
Maybe now, I could have you
Just one flaw
You'll never love me
Helping You Helps MeI'm happy I could make you smileHelping You Helps Me5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
& rest in peace for just a while
Your comfort & happiness is what I seek
A contented heart, a smile on your cheek
My life has purpose and meaning
When you tell me I am responsible,
For the joy you are feeling
I live for the chance to make your day
Benevolence is the adrenaline I desperately crave
Nothing makes me feel more alive,
than to fill joy in a heart once deprived
I'm happy I could make you smile
& rest in peace for just a while.
MyselfI wish I could have saved myselfMyself4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I watched myself change
Thinking it was better to fake a smile
Lie to the ones that I love
Act like I was strong
Then let them know I was scared
That there was something wrong
Know I'm empty
The happiness left my body
Ten WordsLife is a wonder, and people take it for grantedTen Words5 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Puzzle-PerfectBold. Beautiful. Shattering. Screaming. Open.Puzzle-Perfect5 years ago in Emotional More Like This
There's something tangibly, achingly desperate about you. Your words, your smile, your vivid dreaming that causes you to insist that I'm only another part of your imagination... that is, until the icy-sharp air bursts into your face and you remember your name, my name, the color of words. The truth. It's a little bit difficult to convince you that you're wrong nearly all of the time, that your reasoning is insanely driven by the misfiring neurons in your puzzle-broken brain that's malfuctioning half of the time and lost the other half of the day.
Nobody has ever come even halfway-close to figuring you out. [Nobody ever will].
Your imperfection is what makes everybody at once draw back and fall for you. Except. Except you don't really know that. You're much too distracted in your attempts to think in straight lines and make sense of the bewilderingly crazy world [you] we live in. You're much too absorbed i
The truth about ForeverPeople are going to let you downThe truth about Forever4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
There not always going to be around
They're going to make you cry
And they're going to lie
People will always leave
I know its something you don't want to believe
But that's just the truth about forever
You cant let your dream go
Just because people tell you no
You cant give up and runaway
Or pretend that every things okay
Because your gonna get hurt
People will treat you like dirt
That's just the truth about forever
Forever is how you want it to be
Its what you want to see
We make our own futures
And we decide what occurs
Your going to feel pain
You might even go Insane
But in the end it'll be okay
Listen to the words i say
Because im just telling you
The truth about forever
What I Mean Is...When I sayWhat I Mean Is...4 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
What I mean is
I like you.
I'm madly in love with you.
I'd like to see you tonight.
I want to make out with you on the couch until we both pass out.
I had a great time.
When can we do it again?
I want to make dinner for you.
I want to blow your mind with my cooking skills.
It's not okay.
I'm fine with just being friends.
I'm not fine with just being friends.
I'm not mad at you.
I would kill you for breaking my heart, but I couldn't ever forgive myself.
I'm feeling a bit better.
I feel worse than ever.
I've gotten over you.
I can't stop thinking about you.
I didn't cry.
I bawled my eyes out.
I've forgiven you.
I won't be able to forgive you for a long time.
I love you as a friend.
I want you as a lover.
I'll find someone else.
But I'll never be completely over you.
You're a good person.
I just can't see it right now.
You know how I feel about youYou now know how I feel about you,You know how I feel about you5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
You are so beautiful.
Everything about you is amazing.
But now what?
How do we proceed through this journey,
This moment of decision making,
That has reached this stand-still crossroad?
Do we take the left path?
And simply tell ourselves that it was all a dream,
Dismissing everything that was said,
Everything that has happened,
And go our separate ways,
Just as friends?
Or do we take the right path?
Confessing everything to each-other?
Pouring our hearts out like a never-ending river?
I may not how you feel towards me,
But I can say with complete and utter confidence,
That it doesn't matter.
How ever you feel
I will respect,
I could never be mad, or angry with you.
I could never judge you, or hold a grudge.
It may be that I don't know you enough to care about such trivial things,
Or maybe I know you all too well.
Well enough to know how sweet and amazing you actually are?
But I know this,
That without you here with me,
I am nothing
Dear Heart Dear Heart,Dear Heart5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
will you stop teaming up with Hope?
You two are hurting me.
And please, try to control Mind. I don't
need her creating another ridiculous fantasy
that will never come true.
I'm SorrySometimes I wishI'm Sorry3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I were never born...
I've caused you...
so much pain...
and I regret the day life was breathed into me.
I'm sorry for stepping foot on this planet
For growing from a fetus
to a child.
Sometimes I wonder
"Why didn't you get rid of me?"
You could've had a son
who would have brought
to the family.
Who would carry the family name...
I could have been a better daughter...
but, alas, I don't know how.
The dark is where I'm safest,
where I won't hurt anyone...
I'm not the daughter you wanted...
I understand this now.
The look in your eyes
when you see me...
it says it all.
I'm sorry for being who I want to be...
I'm sorry for being an artist,
I'm sorry for being a rebel,
for walking against the crowd,
for having a true love,
for letting myself get shattered.
I'm sorry for the pain,
I'm sorry for the yelling,
I'm sorry for being a burden,
now if you'll excuse me...
I'll quietly d
ToeveryonewhoeverfeltworhlessA letter to every person,Toeveryonewhoeverfeltworhless4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Who ever felt worthless,
Used or abused.
I'd like to say, things get better,
But like all things, it takes time.
And these words, they won't help,
I'd tell you to stop;
To listen to your mother,
Cause I know, she's usually right.
I'd tell you to sleep,
And that laughter is the best medicine,
That no one could ever replace you.
I'd say that no matter how tough things are,
They always do, get better
Sometimes, you have to jump,
And hope you don't fall,
And if you do?
Get up there and jump again.
Nothing was ever accomplished,
By giving up.
Your mind set and your attitude,
Are the only things in the way of your success.
But I know these words won't help,
So I say this,
(In the hope that one soul may read and feel, better. )
Don't be afraid of who you are,
Or what you are not.
Value your own opinion above all others,
Most of all smile
'cause no matter what anyone else says,
That smile, is beautiful.
The One Who Got AwayYou are a wound that doesn't heal,The One Who Got Away4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
in my heart. You are what if, if only,
why not, it's not fair
and the reason I lie awake at night, staring at the rain.
You were a revelation, a hurricane,
You were danger! Deep water, keep out! Shifting sands
and everything I ever dreamed about
You are a hidden sin,
in the picture of my past. You are a liar, cheat,
a cold hearted smiling purveyor of the most exquisite
form of torture.
You are a regret;
and now I know why they call it falling
I blame myself... Because I knew betterI blame myself...5 years ago in Emotional More Like This
Letting go is probably the hardest thing I have ever done.
Letting go of the one person whom you hold so dear, feels like death itself.
It's not pretty.
If anything it sounds pathetic coming from a someone who doesn't believe in love.
It's not that I didn't believe in love.
It's just that I kept well away from it because I know it hurts.
I am not a glutton for punishment.
I am not a masochist.
I do not gain any pleasure from pain.
Did it make me a masochist, a glutton for punishment, a lover of pain?
Did loving you did that?
Then I guess in the end I am only a hypocrite.
I knew it would be over sooner than I expected.
I knew I should have stopped myself from letting it go deeper.
I knew it.
I did nothing to stop it.
Which is why I don't blame you.
I don't hate you.
I'm not angry at you.
I blame myself because I knew better.
I hate myself because I knew better.
I'm angry at myself because I fucking knew better.
But I would never ta
How Much You MeantJanuary 18th, 2010. The day I fell in love with the one boy who meant the world to me. I guess you can say that I've been in "like" too many times to count, but this time. It was different. Every time I "liked" someone else, it was purely out of the want to be loved. This time, even though our six or so months together have been nothing but the best and worst periods of time in my life, I still find myself to love him. For some reason, I believed that he hated me, but strangely, we grew close after just a little while. One smile, captured my attention. One hug, captured my soul. One kindness, captured my heart. Overall, He was definitely not your typical high school freshman. He doesn't talk about sex all the time. He doesn't want to lose his first kiss to someone he didn't love. He doesn't want to cause you pain. He wasn't a clear stereotype for a high school male. The crazy part is, I never felt this in my life. Even though I've only lived on this Earth for fourteen (almost fifteen)How Much You Meant5 years ago in Emotional More Like This
LoveLove.Love5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
A vulnerable state.
A strong desire.
A physical embrace.
A goodnight kiss.
All these things
we often use
to describe love.
But Love is something
that is much too powerful
to be able to describe
justly and accurately.
You won't know
what Love truly is
until you've felt it.
It is an experience,
or many experiences,
that is impossible
to truly put into words.
RivalryHis name is Jack. I know that usually, I don't disclose much to you. But Jack is someone I need to tell you about. I have known Jack my whole life. He's been a best friend to me when the concept of best friends was nothing but some candy, and who led the gang in the playground. Commitment was a pair of bicycles thrown on the lawn and a race to the spiced lemonade his mother made so well. When we were young, we knew we were going to conquer the world. The battle was always, who would conquer it first?Rivalry4 years ago in Emotional More Like This
Jack's father was an alcoholic. I will never forget that rainy afternoon when I opened the door to find him standing there, rain soaked tears streaming down his face and a red, harsh welt across his cheek. We stood there for what seemed like hours. We didn't speak at all that day. And after that, he was a different person. You see, Jack never had any siblings. I was his last remnant of childhood, his rival playground leader and yes, maybe even his best friend.
It was just his mother and hi
My Obsession - Unrequited LoveThis morning I thought to say I love youMy Obsession - Unrequited Love6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
But I knew just what you'd do
You'll turn your back and walk away
Just like you always do
This morning I thought to say you're beautiful -
Shiny hair like exquisite lace
But you'll just turn your head and laugh away
Mockery twisting your pretty face
This morning I thought to say how seeing you
Is a pleasure to my eyes
And how I could never think of living my life
Without you by my side
But when I think of you telling me
That we could never be more than friends,
I close my eyes and seal my lips,
Knowing that I should just be content
Day after day, night after night
I fight a valiant fight
Against the forces inside this foolish heart
That say we should never part
I dream of you
I crave for you
My very essence desires you
But I know that it's wrong to do what I do
So I remain a quiet fool
I never tell the longing of my soul
Or how your departure leaves a hole
For best friends shouldn't feel the way that I do
Longing for, needing, craving and wantin
CandyPeople are a lot like candy.Candy4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
If you're too sweet, things around you rot away.
If you're too sour, people talk badly about you, and keep their distance.
If you're too tough, most people won't bother wasting their time with you.
If you're too soft, you'll develop a reputation for being weak.
Not enough flavor, and people will pass you by for something more savory.
Too much flavor, and you'll be ostracized for being too much to handle.
But, just like candy, people come in all flavors, colors, and personalities.
No matter how many people hate you for things out of your control, for just being you, there will always be at least one person out there who loves you exactly as you are.