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.
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.
Dear TeachersDear Teachers;Dear Teachers4 years ago in Letters More Like This
Friday, April 15th, is the national Day of Silence in the United States. The Day of Silence was designed for members of the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) community who have been subject to many forms of bullying because of who they are and who they love. In being silent, I represent those who cannot be honest about who they are because of where they live, their religion, or how their families view LGBT community members. In being silent, I am screaming volumes for those who suffer every day in silence. I represent every student you have ever taught or ever will teach that was Gay or Lesbian but never had the courage to tell you. I am the embodiment of the opressed, scared, self-hating, insecure people of today who are unable to reveal their entire selves to the ones they love.
I am participating in this day for myself, for everyone I love that can't express themselves, and for everyone I have never met that feel the same. In doing this I am spreading awa
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
BrokenI don't know why they call it a broken heart, because it's not, really.Broken5 years ago in Emotional More Like This
It's more like your heart is trying to break apart, but it never really succeeds.
It's like it's literally trying to pull itself into two, and struggling to function correctly in the process.
And oh, it hurts.
If you've never had a broken heart you won't understand, you probably think it's an emotional thing, like it's all in the mind.
But it's so much more than that.
It's a physical ache in your chest, a painful whine that just doesn't quit.
It's a kind of pressure, compacting your whole chest area and making everything inside hurt.
Then it rises, it forces its way up into your throat, forming an aching lump that pushes tears from your eyes.
And then you're crying because it's just impossible not to do so.
And even when you're all cried out, it's still there, this indescribable ache that feels like no other ache you've ever
Have You EverHave you ever just looked up into this night sky,Have You Ever4 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
It's so bright and beautiful,
Shinning just so we will be able to see,
See how this one simple thing,
Can change your whole life,
Have you ever just stepped into the suns light,
To feel the warmth it's offering you ,
It's shine just asking you,
To come and play outside,
If even for a little while,
Have you ever just danced in your kitchen,
Because you wanted to act silly,
While no ones around to watch,
You act truly amazing,
Have you ever just cried into the night,
To let all those worries pour out,
Onto that pillow you hold so tightly,
Only wanting the pain to go away,
Have you ever just laid in your yard,
To see those stars once more,
Because their there to listen,
To whatever you have to say,
I'm yours.Boy: I think I'm falling in love with you, baby girl.I'm yours.4 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Girl: I've been waiting for you to say that for years.
Boy: and why is that?
Girl: Because I've always been yours.
Someone Once Asked....Someone once asked me...Someone Once Asked....4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
"What is love?"
I looked at them blankly.
"Well don't you know?" I asked.
Love is that tingling feeling that you get from your head to your toes.
Love is the knowledge that you'll always have "that one."
The one that will hold you close.
Love is the one who will alway fight and protect you.
Love is the knowledge that you are loved for who you are.
Love is the one you can tell all your secrets too, and know they'll hold them close.
It's the one who'll make you smile the most.
The one that will know you through and through.
Love is what will make you delierously happy.
Who will be your strength and your shelter in the worst of times.
"Well I know that," they replied...
"But how do you know when you have a love like that?"
I just smiled.
"You don't question love, you'll know when it hits you...
....After all, love just is.
Falling Asleep on a StrangerI feel like a different person everyday. I go from happy to sad, from excited to bitter, from loved to alone. I've realized that the world is made of concrete, and I've learned that fact from the amount of times the world has dropped me on the ground, face first. I've realized that people are cold and hollow, and I've learned that fact from the amount of times I've passed though so many bodies throughout my life. I've also learned so many things about life, about fate, and about people.Falling Asleep on a Stranger4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Life; It's difficult. It's also short, and we seem to not take that into consideration. Instead, we indulge in alcoholic Friday nights, smoke induced afternoons and pill filled weeks. "Life's short so live it to the fullest</b>." The thing about that quote is that the world is much too naive to fully understand it's meaning. It doesn't mean get so fucked up that you pass out, or do as many drugs as you possibly can, and it definitely doesn't mean fuck every guy t
My WordsFor someone who loves words so muchMy Words4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I find they often let me down
Words mean the world to me
Yet the best things in the world
Cannot be expressed through them
How can "How are you?"
Express the genuine desire
To know how someone's day is
How they are feeling
And not receive an unconvincing "Good"
How can "I love you"
Express to a friend that they do more
Than make me smile and laugh
That they saved my life
And they make every day whole
How can "I'm sorry"
Express the deep sorrow I feel
At knowing someone is hurt
Knowing how they ache
And being unable to fully help them?
How can "You make me happy"
Express that feeling I get in my heart
When he holds me and kisses my head
Or calls me beautiful
And then asks why I'm smiling
How can "Thank you"
Express the way a compliment feels
When I've spent my whole life
Listening to silences
And believing they told me I'm not good enough
How can all these words
Express that deep down in my heart
In my soul, in my being
I know words will never be enou
for you.If you;for you.5 years ago in Letters More Like This
have ever been l o s t, damaged, (heart)broken, vulnerable, unloved, unwanted, unneeded.
have ever lay on the cold ground and let the solid surface dig into your skull, graze your ankles and induce sh-shivers to see if you still
r e a l l y feel.
have ever stood in the heavy, pouring rain hoping that as it soaks you to the bone and cleanses your pores, maybe it will wash away everything about you too, giving you a fresh start.
have ever slipped under the duvet, swallowed the lump in your throat and squeezed your eyes shut praying that once you drift into your deep slumber, you will never wake up.
This is for you.
Each moment fades like days fade to nights fade to dreams fade to mornings fade to something fade to nothing and in the end it becomes hard. It becomes desolate. You're isolated and you're just stranded. You're trapped on a raft with no direction to sail, because each route is blocked by the viole
I Will LiveSo many people use the phraseI Will Live4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
"I would die for you"
But I couldn't imagine what you'd do
If I died for you
I would much rather live
Live to protect you
Live to see you smile
Live to be held in your arms
I will live
Even if I end up in a hospital bed
And the doctor tells me there is no chance
I will defy the odds
Even if all hope is gone
No matter how bad I want to give up
No matter how sweet death would feel
No matter how close to the edge I am
I will always be here for you
Smiling with you
And being held
I will live
Dear Someone,I don't know who you are or why I had the sudden urge to write this. You could be anyone in the whole wide world. But for some reason, you were on my heart this morning. I haven't slept all night, and I guess staring at the ceiling makes one think about what really matters.Dear Someone,4 years ago in Letters More Like This
You're one-of-a-kind, you know that? Not factory-made, not mass-produced, not something but someone. Even if you're a twin or triplet, you're uniquely and wonderfully you. There is something about you that no one else has, and that the world would be woefully without if it were taken away. From the curve of your eyelashes to the barest hint of a smile at one corner of your mouth when you're trying not to laugh, you're a collection of little miracles all wrapped up into one special and wonderfully made package. Each of your cells custom-made, chains of DNA specifically forged and coded just for you. But you're more than science. You're tangible and intangible, physical and ethereal, radiating emotion and life
Don't Give Up On Me"Don't tempt me!"Don't Give Up On Me4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"To what, leave? You're going to anyway!"
"How can you even think that?!"
Hattie knew it. This was the end. The end of three years of perfection. She should have known it was all too good to last. It always was. Dan seemed to know it too.
"Because you're giving me no reason to think otherwise!" he yelled. She distantly thought of their neighbors and winced. They were being far too loud far too late. No doubt the pair living on their right would be filing a complaint later that day.
Tears filled her eyes but she blinked them away, furious. "I have never given you any reason to doubt me, and you never have before. What changed, Dan?"
"You did! You went to that stupid dig and came back different!"
"Different how exactly?" she demanded. "More tan? A little more confident? With a slightly different taste in shoes? What exactly?!"
"It's because you're always e-mailing him!"
Hattie blinked in shock. So this was it? The heart of the argument? It had taken almost a whole
My Invisible HeartI gave you my heart,My Invisible Heart5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
But you never gave me yours.
I placed my heart in your hands,
And you dropped it.
It killed me on the inside,
But I wear my mask to protect myself.
I kneeled next to my heart,
My best friend gave me a needle and thread.
I sat for hours fixing what you broke.
I finally finish fixing my heart.
When my best friend tells me,
She is going out with you...
My invisible heart broke again and again...
My Drug Of ChoiceMusic is like a drug to me.My Drug Of Choice5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
It's all I want,
All I need.
I crave it, all the time.
I need it,
I have to have my next hit,
To feel the soft caress
Of gentle notes as the music fills my body,
My mind, my soul.
It sets me free,
And without it I am but an empty shell.
If music is my drug
Then performance is my pipe of choice.
To hear the crowd chant my name,
To cheer me, to see me as I truly am and
There is no greater rush to be found,
On this Earth or beyond.
And I'm never going to stop.
Life AwaitsThis one is for the brokenhearted:Life Awaits2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
When the world is weary
it becomes difficult to
and confidence is left on
next to former symbols of
Hey, chin up-
your life awaits!
Idleness is death
and harsher fates.
try to accept that
we’re meant to be.
I’m writing this for the bleeding hearts:
and young upstarts.
When the world rejects your
it becomes difficult to
to critics and cynics of
who measure your love as a
Hey, chin up-
your life awaits!
Resentment is death
and harsher fates.
Don’t let go
be the person
you want to be.
Oh, don’t let go!
Please don’t let go…
We both must know
this planet could
The Smallest ThingSome people look at me like I'm crazy,The Smallest Thing4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
When I tell them
"All I wanna do is help."
Some of them think I'm lying.
Some think I should see how the world works.
Lemme tell you...
"I won't lie."
Because I've seen the world,
even if I haven't been everywhere,
And I've been lied to,
we all have.
Personally, I like honesty better.
So. I'm a fool for wanting to make a difference?
For wanting to help?
For wanting to change the world?
Okay. Then I'm a fool,
But you're a jerk for not trying with me.
If I could find someplace close where I could
...help the homeless.
...volunteer at an orphanage.
I'll do it.
Because ya know what? The smallest thing can
make all the difference.
A Lonely Soul.She looked for love in all the wrong places.A Lonely Soul.4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Wished for all the right things,
Knowing she was strong-
That at the end of the day most things couldn't go any more wrong.
She's climbing out of the hole she fell into when she was a little girl.
Mending the heart that was broken by so many-
Covering the soul that has touched me so deeply.
She's trying to heal,
Trying to find her own path.
She's looking for a love-
Hoping for it to last,
She has searched high and low.
Looked left to right.
She probably prays before she goes to sleep at night,
Hoping and wishing-
Wanting and needing.
I just hope she realizes,
She'll never find what she's looking for.
It has to find her.
What Do You WantWhat you want from life?What Do You Want4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
To be remembered fondly with a smile
To accomplish great things with humility
To sit back and watch others benefit from your knowledge
To love and be loved
To be known and feared though out the lands
Or to simply survive
Whatever you desire
Each one of us
Is like a pebble thrown into a vast pond
We create ripples that affect all around us
So no matter what you say or do
Remember we are but a fleeting moment
A single musical note from the universe's grand symphony
But one that can change the very fabric of existence around us
More-so should the notes combine and then
We can out sing the highest choir of angels
So what do you want from life?
Dream Boy.I love you becauseDream Boy.4 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
my heart would tell you everything my lips never could,
since my lips were too afraid of being broken
and being too caught up in your smile.
My heart would always be my worst enemy.
I love you because
you always called me baby
and held me close whenever I felt broken,
because you always sang me a broken song
that filled new air in my lungs.
I love you because
you're the only one that can take my numb heart
and turn it into something beautiful,
because we all know just how beautiful you are.