Ink StainsShe traded in kisses for
With inky lips
and quill for a tongue,
she speaks her mind.
She's made of content not
suitable for innocent eyes.
Like that one book
the Classics on the
top shelf of a used
The one with the yellowed
That has been read
a few too many times.
e and wshe broke my hearte and w4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
with a single text
those two letters
e and w
right next to each other
a straight girl
who said that to me
e and w
long and drawn out
so now the love
the love of my life
now thinks I'm a disgusting creature
thinks I'm nasty
thinks that being lesbian is a disgusting thing
am I just a heartless horny creature?
one that u can just say e and w to?
e and w
the letters that change my life
letters that tell me
tell me what she is
tell me that she is
she is a homophobe
she doesn't thinks it's natural
maybe she thinks i should die in hell
but how am i supposed to know
when she said
e and w
SuffocationI can't breathe today.Suffocation4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The air around me hangs too heavy.
I find myself sitting here
With others in this room.
Their voices droning on and on
In vain discussions, they're consumed.
What is the point of today?
If it's merely more time that slips away?
Another moment forgotten tomorrow.
My mind is crawling through sewage.
When I look at the planet,
I see it's illusion.
I see society's mask, it's smile painted on.
With gold-plated streets, to cover the ruins underneath.
Shining cars with rusting engines.
I see dollar bills with no silver to back them.
The whole world is in a state of decay
Like rotting produce polished in preservatives.
It's filled with adults that play pretend
Like wayward children lacking innocence.
How can such people face themselves?
When I look in the mirror,
I see myself for what I am.
A fractured soul, chipping away
I'm a seashell crumbling into sand.
Tossed to and fro by the waves,
Fighting these unending days.
Until I forget what I'm fighting for.
Until I just gi
We're just friends?We're just friendsWe're just friends?4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
You remind yourself over and over; you're just a friend and nothing more, you won't be anything more then a friend so stop thinking like this. You repeat it over and over until it becomes a rhythmic chant in your head. Over and over, over and over, over and over; we're just friends.
So when she wraps those arms around you, why do you still get that giddy feeling? Why do you want to stork her cheek, wishing it was your's so that your lips can grace against its skin? Why do you lie awake at night, wondering if she thinks the same as you? Do you think she lies awake for you? Why do you want to see her stunning face time and time again? It's not like your ever going to get sick of it.
The way she steps; another spot that she has graced, but you still wish those steps lead to you, don't you? You still wish those hugs never ended; she always held you close, don't you?
You wish those days where she would be so tired that she fell asleep in your lap never pa
FragmentsFragmentsFragments4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The small glimpses of life
Sparkling across your eyes
Those reflections of wonder
Can brighten the worst day
The tiniest fragment of hope
This is just what I can see
When I gaze unto your face
A canvas of pure perfaction
All Sculpted so beautifully
Textured and tinted flawlessly
Behind those two orbs of life
Gently nestled upon your face
Does lie a soul of innocence
Guilded with the utmost warmth
Set carfeully into an open heart
But I am held back from you
By a barrier of repulsion
This invisible wall of disgust
My unpleasant, unworthy form
Is turned away from the gates
Lost in this realm of exile
Outside of your boundaries
Only looking blankly inside
At the beauty that lies within
Feeding of every passing glance
It is all I can hope for now
Another pathetic dream crushed
How did allow the thoughts in
My mind was easily influenced
By your overwhelming kindness
The radius of the wall increased
I'm forced even further away
You want to silence my feelings
My affection is only an
The IntroductionMy mind is too small of a place to write,The Introduction4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
so I carve my body into the walls with my nails
and color in the memories with crayons
and other people's insights.
Red is my favorite, because it just seems to
get everywhere. Soon enough
my entire self is a scarlet replica of my
"Hello, nice to meet you."
I listen to myself go on for hours;
my mouth is shut so tightly, but I can still hear my
voice ringing in my skull, slamming back
and forth against the bone: "forget,
forget, forget." Make me a better person, and
"My name is Erin, please come in."
I like to keep a timeline of my life close by,
I annotate and monitor and sustain its existence.
I store it in a box beneath me when I sleep;
it moves like a fish in a small ocean,
in circles. The chronological hell of being,
it ticks like a bomb and cries like a child.
I don't have the heart to set it free.
"I apologize, my mind is not usually this cluttered.
You caught me on an off day."
Perfectly ImperfectHow many times have we looked in the mirrorPerfectly Imperfect4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Hating what looks back?
Pinching the fat we see
On our hips
Tempted to just smash it
So we would never have to look
At out degrading selves again
Sometimes we cry
Or we find other things to hate
Teeth not straight
Eye color we hate
Nose too big
Pimple here, pimple there
Self-confidence is so hard to find
When you're hit hard everyday
With advertisements saying
'This product will help you lose this many pounds!'
'Wash your impurities right away with this cleanser!'
'Fix your smile right up with invisible braces!'
'Buy this product to fix your body and imperfections!'
But the fact is no matter how big or small we may be
Or how crooked our teeth might be
Or how big our nose may be
Or any other imperfection
We are all beautiful
Exactly the way we are
Big, small, short, tall
Because we were molded to be
Ideal manWhen you ask me what is my ideal manIdeal man4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I guess I would say one who understands
One who'd stand by my side even in severe rain
And hold me close when I'm in pain
He'll scold me when I have gone too far
And fight by my side when times get hard
With his broad shoulders, he'll keep my head high
And have a caring heart with some tears to cry
He'll know me, with all of my broken life
And never controlled by a heart of strife
To always know how he feels that day
To let me help when he is in dismay
He has to be honest, so please don't lie
So I can always know as days go by
That he'll never leave, never say goodbye
That he'll always keep me by his side
If I have to say it, I'd wish he'd be tall
But he doesn't have to, not at all
I don't want to ask for a perfect man
Just someone who loves me in any way he can
He'll have to know when I need my space
And give me time to give my case
He'll help with the kids when my eyes droop and sag
Maybe he'll even carry my bag
I just want somebody to spend life
The Ugly Duckling Just Call Me the Ugly Duckling Because I'm Nothing Like YouThe Ugly Duckling4 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Irrationally you place your words
Your crooked lines are softly blurred
And as I hear your views fall apart,
Your logic, a piece of abstract art,
I know it's a waste to release a sound
An open ear could never be found
By any thought that leaves my lips
They'll sail as well as mast-less ships
For if I said the world were round
You'd disagree like a bloodthirsty hound
And if I said to open your mind,
You'd claim that you don't have the patience or time
It's not that I ever expect you to improve
But ignorance is all you push and approve
The sign of a poetI write in stanzasThe sign of a poet4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
But hate to speak in rhyme
Though, I still do it
Most of the time
My handwriting's not the best
Yet you'd think it would
I write fairly often
But it's still not that good...
All of my emotions
Become a work of art
Good and bad critiques
Help me play my part
Losswe're never meant to keep the ones we loveLoss4 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
some see this as a source of strength from above
but if instead it leaves us emotionally dried
what's their next explanation, that we just never tried?
with all this loss I can't even appreciate
those remaining that have changed my life to date
I live afraid of what could happen to my friends
all just to punish me for rules I've tried to bend
Maybe I'm not alone?Maybe I'm not alone? Maybe I'm just lost? Maybe I don't know where I'm meant to belong? Are they looking for me? Who is this person that is looking for me? If there is even one out there.Maybe I'm not alone?4 years ago in Emotional More Like This
What do they look like? Are they big? Are they small, little or tall? Do they have brown eyes or do they have blue? Maybe even green? Do they have brown hair or blonde? Maybe black with red? Are they dark skinned or are they white skinned?
Are they a father or a mother? Maybe a sister or a brother? Maybe a grandmother or a grandson? Are they the closest person to me, or are they the stranger that passes me in the street?
Do they work in a big factory or do they work at home? Do they have a good income or are they struggling? Do they live in a fancy house? Maybe a small neat cottage? Do they drive a big four wheel drive or a sleek sports car?
Are they happy? Are they sad? Are they stressed or are they relaxed? Are they stable? Maybe they're unpredictable?
Maybe I'm not alone? Maybe I'm just lost? Maybe
MazeAll so confusedMaze4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Like everywhere we turn
Something else happens
Life becomes a never-ending maze
With happiness as the prize
For getting out
You could get out
With a single bullet
With self-inflicted pain
Upon your skin
You can forget
How frustrating this maze has become
As a small child,
You dove in to the maze
Unaware that it would be anything
Unaware that it would be anything
A band-aid couldn't fix
And that soon
You would be
Back against the wall
Crying and alone.
Walk with me,
Through the maze
Maybe I cannot..
Find your way out for you
But I can surely
And help you bear the loneliness
ScreamingThe screaming is too loud, today and tonight.Screaming2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
So I clasp my hands over my ears.
And shut it tight.
My eye’s eyes are shut. I don’t scream anymore.
Dry lips, from no longer screaming.
My mouth will remain shut.
Time no longer turning.
I am here for you little screaming girl.
Don’t open your mouth.
You’ll fall victim to the repetition.
The addiction of the screams.
Once I open my eyes
Fading to white, the world around me blurs.
Refusing to scream, just because of the
Others fall victim to the repetition, the addiction.
Sweet little boy, you screamed for so long.
Surely you must be tired.,
And your voice is so horse.
Just trying to make it by.
Screaming my last scream.
Too loud, my voice breaks.
Into little precious pieces
Home brokenDear father,Home broken4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I swear I can't inhale the pain today.
You can just leave your lies at home,
because after all doesn't charity start
You know father, the rum on your tongue won't make us
go away, so why do it anyway?
I can see the struggle you put on mother's
I've seen the bruises and the scars.
I've seen the spilled blood and the feeble being on the hospital's bed.
I've heard the cursing screams and the pleading cries.
All at a young age.
But I've grown and you've grown.
To the point where we are not the same, not even
So you can ignore and push my family a
Love IsLove IsLove Is4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Love is their morning smile
Their warmth on your skin
Their heartbeat against yours
Their lips teasing so softly
Love is heartache at their departure
Their note left on the fridge
That reads "Be back in twenty minutes"
Their arrival back home
Love is dancing to no music
Their feet accidentally stepping on your toes
Them dipping you low
And swinging you high into their arms
Love is kissing in the moonlight
Their arms wrapped protectively around you
Their eyes closed tight in the moment
Their existence the only thing that matters at the moment
Love is catching them off guard
Their eyes surprised
Their confused smile
Their hands on your elbows as you lean against them
Love is weeping at their casket
Their eyes closed forever
Their lips as cold as ice
As you kiss them one last time before you slowly succumb to grief.
Mimosawhite eyelet fabricMimosa4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
poofed out like a parachute
when you plummet
to sit on the grass -
grass so green that it pulses beneath the melting blue sky
sunlight sucked into
the silhouettes of trees
soft dirt beneath your nine-year-old rear
firm and supportive
like a grandfather's hand
placed protectively on a skinny shoulder
you look like
a ghost made of curtains
the boys are off somewhere
living lives of tigers and lions
of great toothy beasts, sleek with shadows,
dappled by ancient instinct
they will come back later
you roll carefully
fear of green streaks on a white dress
but still there
stretching out, you find
that the clouds are flirting with the sun
like party guests
moving along after discussions of weather (ha!) and gossip
very friendly and comfortable
the drape-geist in repose
imagining this grand ball in the sky
a tap on the nose
from breeze that's just a hair too cold for sleeping
your mother looms
watching like a b
Seen and not heard"children are seen and not heard."Seen and not heard4 years ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
I shiver at the words yet again. These words have been my life for so long.
I keep my head down, eyes away.
He's 30 something. He's married to my mom.
He's by no definition of the word a dad.
He's an abusive ass.
Most of the moments of my life are a blurr.
Whether my mind is attempting to erase them, or something happened for me to not remember, I'm not completely sure.
There are some other phrases that also determined my life.
"You have no opinion"
"your opinion doesn't matter"
So many I can't remember... what were they?
It doesn't matter.
I sit once again in my quiet room.
The moonlight through the blinds is a nightly occurence.
I'm sat with my knees to my chest.
I'm tired, but I do not sleep. It's been a long time since I've last slept.
My stomach grumbles.
Mom was at college tonight, so I ended up without dinner again...
I'm so hungry.
Why can't it be morning?
I don't make a single noise. Is this my life?
I peer at my arm. It still hurts.
Unknown DeceitNow you've breathedUnknown Deceit4 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Your last breath
Nothing to look forward to,
Nothing but death
They shout Amen
Until their voices ache
They say you were amazing
They don't know you're a fake
Sad looks cast
People saw this coming
And it came at last
They call you great
They label you a fellow man
They want everyone to go
So they say what they can
Sometimes you wish...You are crying in this moment.Sometimes you wish...4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Their meanings mean nothing to you now.
Once knowing more than their Websters Dictionary definition,
Your heart swelling between your rib cage,
Seeping out to dangle off your sleeve
Just as you dangled off his crooked smiles.
You shook with vulnerability
It hurt so good.
Sometimes you wish you weren't a poet,
and your way with words meant nothing.
Poets make the best liars. His black eyes were stars, andPoets make the best liars.3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
the c o n s t e l l a t i o n s in their depths
told me sad poetic stories of-
past lovers, grey mornings
I Am A CatastropheThe wind never stops blowing in your hair,I Am A Catastrophe4 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
You're yelling and screaming, but no one's there.
Take away all your pain because your heart's not dead,
You feel like the voices around you are only in your head.
Sweet little girl, forget what I've said,
For I have sinned and you are innocent.
So I'll be waiting for the forgiveness that I will never get,
I am a catastrophe, have you seen that yet?
You're not alone in this agonizing world, I'm sure,
I just wish I could be here for you, but I'm not anymore.
My intentions were never to cause you pain,
Well I know now that I am the one to blame.
Sweet little girl, I sure miss your smile,
I feel like I'm not the only one who hasn't seen it for a while.
Yeah, I am the one to blame, but I've changed my head,
I am a catastrophe, have you seen that yet?
I am waiting for a sign,
Have you made up your mind?
Do you miss my face?
My arms are open in a hopeless embrace.
Sweet little girl, this is more than an apology,
I swear there aren't any words that c
BombsIBombs4 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Running through my veins,
Like marathons, it rolls
Down my spine
Up again along that line
Heading towards the crook of my neck
I got to make sure
That I'm all set and checked
Like the bomb I am.
Because this heart
Is just too big
And this soul
Is too large
For this small,
Body to take.
Take them down
Take them all down
Because this world spins too fast
And I can't make it last.
It's too loud for you guys to take
The ringing in your ear might make it break.
It's just fascinating!
Thousands of pieces fly
Making their places in the earth, wind, waters, and sky.
My words are that powerful
I will reach you with my lines
I don't need any other sign
Before I blaze
Ten years old
Nine years to come
Eight years gone
Seven years lost
Six years remembered
Five years forget
Four years gone
Three years my return.
Two years done.
There is always one more year to go.