I never break
Know that I
I am fragile
Fragile as an egg
A chip or a crack
And I spiral down
Into the abyss
The liquid inside me
It pours out
Onto the ground
In little drops
My tears spill forth
From my once guarded eyes
You walk to me
To comfort me
To hold me
I push you away
You can't see why
Why I do this
This act of strength
I won't take your pity
Pity for one
One who doesn't
Doesn't deserve it
Have you ever thought
Thought that maybe
I'm being strong for you
Because no one
No one was strong for me
So hold me anyways
Show me what
What it means
Means to be weak
Because I didn't
Didn't want to be
Be like all the others
That let me down
I need to know
That it's okay
Okay to be weak
In your arms
And let the tears
It's been too long
Too long of being strong
To let you see
I'm not without
Of my own
I'm just broken
Like everyone else
Come to meCome to me you who are wearyCome to me3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Come to me you who are hungry
Come to me you who are burdened
Come to me you who are shattered
Come to me you broken hearted
Come to me you whose hope has departed
Come to me you who are forgotten and shamed
Come to me you who are lost and pained
Come to me reprobates and sinners
Come to me slaves and prisoners
Come to me outsiders and outcasts
Come to me you whose sickness has come to pass
I am your abba father
I am your friend and brother
I am your gentle lover
I am your gracious savior
My mercy and grace will surround you
My peace and joy will be bountiful
My love shall certainly not fail
My plan and promises will prevail
My forgiveness will never come to an end
My showers of blessing to you I will send
My providing you will receive
My life is your hope and your need
I lived, died, and rose for you
I had the pain you are feeling to
Nails in my hands and feet
My body destroyed and left to bleed
I was mocked and scorned by ones I thought of as
When love rhymesYou said God made me perfectWhen love rhymes3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
The roundness of my hip, the softness of my lip
Gentle is my tip, I take you on every wild trip
So tighten your grip, squeeze me and take a sip
Get on my last ship, it is time to tear and rip
My waves keep slamming your shore
Burning every sense in your core
Your nails on my side, always coming back for more
They take over every land, as we celebrate this war
You said God made me perfect
The size of my breast, where you built your nest
My wild birds on your chest , always flying west
The short breath is your guest, dancing, will never rest
Every touch gives you my best, closer to my final quest
In the WorldNot of the worldIn the World3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
but in the world
not an island
hard to reach
not a mountain
by barbed wire.
In the world
eating with sinners
talking with sinners
Isn't that what He would do?
Donating...I may be poor...Donating...3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
...but they got none..
I have my family...
...but they're all alone..
I have a house...
...they have a box..
I've got clothes...
...they shiver in the cold..
I've got dinner...
...they have empty cans..
I can't stand to see a fellow human in need...
...of all the things I already have..
That's why I donate you see...
...I have all I need..
It's why I work at a homeless shelter...
Give to the poor...
Feed the hungry...
House the homeless...
Donate my clothes...
Keep them company...
...why don't you?
RealizationRealization3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
A flood of heat entering my being,
like a cleansing flame devouring
darkness, fleeing away
like dead leaves on an autumn day.
A peace like no other,
brings a flood of understanding
flows through every part of me
till my heart is still.
How did I avoid You for so long?
Wrapped up in Your Word
but with ears shut to Your Spirit
"Listen" You said in my dreams
but when Your people spoke,
I quickly forgot.
It all came down to that one thing:
such a difficult concept,
but such a simple process.
So simple that it eluded me.
But it is just this:
My life, is Yours.
All of it.
Not just an hour of my day,
when I read Your word.
Not just a moment of my time,
when I ask You to help me.
Praising not only in those situations
when I am happy.
Every single cell of my body,
Every single breath I take in,
You gave me.
And I want to use this life,
that You granted me,
to glorify You.
So rid me of these
I Died Remembering HimI swim to that lonely shoreI Died Remembering Him4 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Where my heart lies lifeless but still sore
Fluttering his wings, facing the winds and more
And the whole world falls down on my feet
Higher, where there is only me and this deceit
I stood where I was told, on a shaky land
Blind, yet seeking God's hand
When everything lost the little songs and died
And when they denied me life I cied
The scream in my throat went down and dried
Only then I could face your open skies
I begged inside for your name to hear my cries
Would you look at me, would you let me in
I keep on knocking ,the doors are shut within
I crave for peace or more gravity
To go down with this pride and vanity
Hear me out, soul is restless, trust is broken, but
I still believe, I know you are all I got
Tell him I died remembering him but, I forgot
sweeter songa piano unplayedsweeter song3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
it's the saddest thing i've ever been unable to hear.
it stands in the center of the room, collecting dust, the keys long since stuck together with cobwebs and grime. bugs scuttle over the sides looking for places to hide, to mate, to rest. but no sound is made. even their trek over the ivory doesn't create the music my ears are longing for.
a broken music box
it loses its magic when you lift the lid, expecting the palm-sized melody to chime, and instead are greeted by the silence. the tiny object feels like an anchor, weighing you down, not because of its actual size but because of the lack of song.
somehow the silence is too loud. deafening. because in the silence you are assulted with every thought you try to hide from in the sound. in the noise of life. in the rush of fast moving cars, or the beat of music flowing from your car's radio, or the fast-paced flicker of images on the television screen.
all day and night we are assulted with sounds and lights and colors
Nothing like the First LoveThere's nothing like the first loveNothing like the First Love2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
And those early signs of bliss
Where heartache's still unheard of
And all you lust for is a kiss
When we're still so innocent and pure
Think with love, this world, we cure
But we're just so immature
Gave our hearts away without really being sure
There is nothing like the first love
No one could ever take their place
We may come across pure beauty
Only to find perfection in their face
And the thickness of their lips
Combine to form a perfect smile
Leave our hair standing on its tips
Nothing like the first love
Even if one day we grow apart
We will always keep the memories
And a special place for them inside our hearts