Please Don't Kill Yourself TonightPlease Don't Kill Yourself Tonight4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
People won't care if you go missing.
They won't care if the police find your corpse the next day.
You won't care because no one else cares, and it hurts to know that.
However, I care.
I care if you never see sunlight again.
I care if visiting your funeral will give you a peaceful afterlife,
even if going means going alone.
I care because no one else cares, and you need to know that.
So please don't kill yourself tonight.
If you do, then no one will truly ever care, except me.
What Mental Illness Feels LikeIt feels like you're a prisonerWhat Mental Illness Feels Like7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
In your own mind
Holding you hands up to your
Looking glass eyes
But not able to escape
It feels like being close to yourself
All the time
But not knowing who you are
Wanting to get close to others
But terrified of letting them in
It feels like wanting to kill all your emotions
So you don't hurt anymore
It feels like the physical pain you cause yourself
Just to kill all the pain
You hold buried inside
It feels like starving your body
Because you feel like a bad person
And like you need to be punished
For all the things you've done - past and present
That those around you say weren't your fault anyway
It feels like memories
Haunting and teasing you
Always there, and never going away
All the things they did to you
And the way they made you feel
It feels like fear
Fear that this is all you'll ever know
That all hope is lost for you
And people will give up
And label you something you're not
It feels like being free
Finally finding someone else
True and HaikuArt is lingerie;True and Haiku4 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
silk and satin draped upon
our starving egos.
Tell MeTell me,Tell Me3 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Does her name still vibrate through your core
On warm, gusty nights
When the lovesick perfume of honeysuckle
Tired.I, am tired.Tired.3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Tired of feeling.
Tired of all the hard work of healing.
Tired of failing.
Tired of falling.
I am tired of things,
People, and notions.
Tired of people,
And tired of their motions.
Tired of their talk
Tired of their commotion.
Tired of everything
Inside and out
Tired of hating
Too tired to pout
I just wish,
Wish I could live,
Some place to forgive
Some place to wish
And wish I shall do
Wish to not be tired
Oh, please wish,
Like TulipsLike Tulips4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
if we ever kissed
we would both wordlessly agree that we felt
and then you'd take off my glasses
and then i would silently feel
like a whole field of flowers.
Our planOur plan4 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
There will always be a second chance,
A take two
Another opportunity for success in life and romance
A hope to stop feeling blue
Nothing is lost forever
As long as friends stick together
We can conquer the world, my friend
We need to keep on going till we reach the end
We'll always have a plan B
Because people never run out of ideas
Please stay here with me
So we can go and be free
I need a soul to trust, to stick with throughout the night
One I can see as my knight
Run away with me without leaving a trail
No, we're too awesome together to fail
SUBMERGEDSUBMERGED4 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
like a river falls in to the ocean
with a great desire and emotion
to end its identity as a river
to be the part of the sea forever
like a person is fast asleep
and he has gone in a dream too deep
he never wants to be awake
despite he knows what he's seeing is fake
like a poet writting a poem
one by one, collecting the coins
for his beloved feeling the heat
he restless untill its complete
like a true and brilliant actor
who literally wears the character
hes no more known for his name
its the character which gives him fame
its the submergence of the river
of the poet, actor and dreamer
into the things they love the most
and thats how I am submerged into your love
and i am totally lost !
boy in a stitchshe's lying on her back,boy in a stitch5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
on his bed,
with every planet
on his bedspreads,
in his tears.
the crumbling stucco
of the ceiling
falls like snow,
like soothing fragments
meanwhile, he's pouring vodka
and adolescent tragedies into a shot glass,
stumbling and stuttering and stifling.
because everything's hazy
all summer fog ripped nylons nymphet eyes
watching his every move beneath the killing moon
because her voice is luring him from every room
even though she's right in front him,
her pupils two black rosaries.
he stifles his urges
as he sees
her white thighs
beneath the sheets -
then he moves closer.
light spills in through the window, illuminating their intertwined forms. the clock on the bedside table reads 3 am. too early for birds, for cars on the roads, for the moon to have done its job. too early for black coffee and going to school and learning about number lines.
(she'd rather skip school, anyway)
there's a desola
.......is that milk.......6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
is that milk i asked
but you can suck it out anyway
JealousEverything inside my mindJealous4 years ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
screams that you should stay
Stuck within consuming bind,
in such a web you'll flay.
Piece by piece I steal away;
fills the hole in me.
Soon the sun that starts your day
will be a memory.
So do not ask what I think,
lest you taste the truth.
When you toy with such a link,
my feelings are uncouth.
Smoking and Cigarettes HaikusWriting a haikuSmoking and Cigarettes Haikus4 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
About cigarettes is very
Challenging, you know?
All I know is that
I need to quit smoking soon.
But it's hard to quit.
But it's one of those
Weeks where I need to smoke and
The City of the FacelessI walked through a desert, sand on all sides,The City of the Faceless5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
No water, stricken, barren, destroyed.
But as I stumbled, choking on dust,
I saw two large doors.
They protruded from the sand, fifty feet tall,
With a lock and inscription, calling to all:
ERIS QUOD SUM, ERAM QUOD ES:
I was what you are; you will be what I am.
Slowly, they opened.
The world shook, the monsters let out a roar.
Behind them lay nothingness, yet fulfillment.
I strode through, and awoke in a different place.
There were people all around, just like me,
But they were Faceless.
The Faceless let loose a sad, mournful wail,
The eyes are the windows into the soul,
Their windows were boarded, shuttered, closed.
The Faceless let loose a sad, mournful wail,
Lips form strings of syllables, creating sensory delight.
Their strings were cut to shreds.
The Faceless let loose a sad, mournful wail.
Hair, as individual as every man's own personality,
Their personalities were identical.
The Faceless let loose a sad, mournful wail.
I walked throu
Look AroundLook at those girlsLook Around4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Walking by you
Smiling at you
Trying to get close to you.
Look at them in their shorts
With their cleavage
And remember me
Waiting for you
Thinking about you
Replaying that day
Imagining your arms
Look at those girls
And tell me if you see
A person willing to take a bullet
As willing as me...
Look at me now
And ignore all the fights
Because between the words
I've thrown around
"I love you" are the only three
I've ever meant...
The Difference BetweenThere is a differenceThe Difference Between2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
between belonging with and belonging to
There is a difference
between love and abuse,
protection and possession,
caring and obsession,
ugly truth and beautiful lies
And only when you realize this
Can you find what true love is
FREEDOM FROM LOVEFREEDOM FROM LOVE4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
You are a bird of a vast sky
Which wants to fly very high
And look what I did?
I encaged you in my love
I cut your wings
You can not live in this cage
No matter how much I feed you
With love with care and concern
You will eventually die
Because you do not belong here
You need to fly
So fly so high
That no one would be able to catch you
I have opened the door of the cage
I am setting you free
But i am keeping this cage
Not that you will come again
But it will remind me of you
Of a bird that was forced
A victim of my selfishness
So go my sweet bird fly
Once you are in the sky
Just look towards the earth
If you could see me
Pray for me to be happy
As i have heared
God never turns down
The prayer of an oppressed...
Re:lying there under the debris Re:5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
that was us.
you've worked my heart raw,
and now the bleeding just
will not stop, darling when you
speak there is just too much pressure
in the air i can feel it pushing me down.
if i fell to my knees and believed again
when the lake turned to crystal and obelisks rose
from all the corners of this world.
the pain in this fall is too much to bear.
marked by an angel or devil? that is the
question i now ask, is this my gift
or is this my curse?
the heavens shall not answer,
until the rain comes again.
i couldn't embrace this lasting
shock, for my sleep had made me weary and
the generations had fallen around me
as they removed the souls from
the bottom of our beings.
surrounding me like the air,
Truththe truth isn't real anymore,Truth5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
and my fingers will not obey
my mind, nothing is as it
seems, not anymore.
i thought that i knew you,
if i knew you at all, i would
think that this isn't you but
knowing you is a dangerous
feat, and obviously i didn't
how did it get to this?
i think i know.
need this, want this, to be
real need you, want you,
to be who you were.
i've got something to say, but
you know how i am i can't
find the words, well not the right
ones. choking on my voice when
i think of this, and think of that,
and think of how the world has
and what if i'm a superhero,
in this cape of his with your
name still on it? what if i'm
Exploring DarknessIf I fellExploring Darkness6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
To my knees
Would you pick me up?
If I crashed into your
Would you remove me from your
If I was shot in the heart
By a friend,
Would you pat them on the back?
If the Devil himself were to drag me
Would you of seen it coming?
If I was dying of a sickness,
Would you feel a thing?
When I passed,
I'd be the wind.
I want you to hear me
You sting like a bee
Like a fire
Your eyes are glass.
Like a knife.
I ache in my soul
And I told
I dream of you,
But I can't reach.
You need help
But, I am
Your're nothing but a
But, my scars still show
You've changed in your heart.
On the outside, too.
You carry too much pride
I've found someone new.
He means the world
He treats me like a queen
And he is my
But, you're still a battle wound
Though, I'm thankful you
You're not in
To the Love of My LifeI have so much to say,To the Love of My Life7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Yet little space to write,
But I want you to know you're the love of my life,
You make me smile,
You trun my dark skies bright,
And I want you to know you're the love of my life,
I think about you hours on end,
I live for the day I see you again,
Well what do you expect,
You're the love of my life,
I would give up life itself to be with you,
I would take my last breath just to hold you,
I would die if you would be with me,
You're the love of my life,
And I want you to be happy,
I can't believe my dream came true,
My prince charming has finally came to,
So this is a letter of how I feel and who I love,
This is dedicated to the love of my life,
And the love of my life will always be in my heart....
todayand truly, it fascinatestoday4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
how the day mounts and dilapidates
even the strongest mask,
ruin, ruin, and ruin
whatever there was within the stages
what did i know in the
folds of ages
mine is a false one, helped by
doctors, urged by medicines and worn
but what is it really,
even if i try?
Maternal LoveWhat are you supposed to do,Maternal Love4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
when you are stuck between a precious life,
and the man you love with all your heart?
When one doesn't want the other,
and the other doesn't yet have a voice of it's own.
Such an innocent and beautiful thing-
How could one deny the maternal instinct
that you're born with and live by?
To take the life of something so precious...
But that heart and love from someone so important-
not easily replacable-
blinds the maternal sight.
Could you deny the person who has loved,
treasured, and desired you from the start?
Fear strikes us all in ways we don't expect.
To become something we've never seen ourselves being...
But the fight or flight instinct is not the way to solve it.
It's time to be strong, and try.
Because, now, there's another in the picture.
if it's what you really desire to do.
But, if it's at all possible,
to see through the fear that shrouds your mind,
fight. Fight for us.