Perfect StrangersWe met in the bathroom or so I thought.
The moment I saw him in the girls' bathroom, I could tell he had guilt imprinted in every pore of his beautifully textured face.
However, he had not expected me to walk past him without asking why he was there. Instead, I went along doing what I first went to the bathroom to do.
After giving my bladder a break coming out of the stall, he was gone.
I strolled comfortably to the sink. I was about to open the faucet when a faint chemical smell shot up my nostrils.
When I woke up, I was wearing nothing but my baby blue bra and matching panties. My appendages were tied together; hands around my back, legs pulled straight I was unable to feel anything but pain from the rough ropes that kept me stiff. I fainted again.
- - - - -
"Wake up, please, wake up already! There's no time!"
My ears stung as something pulled gently on my hair. I felt like barfing so I opened my eyes.
A familiar face leaned into my sight. Slowly, I lifted my head for a
-You Don't Know Her-You hear the bell ring, gather your things and push into the crowded halls on your way to fourth period. You pause to say hey to a guy on your football team: you exchange high-fives and good-luck's for today's after-school game before saying goodbye and continuing on. Several yards off, she's standing in the doorway of her class: you don't see her. You almost never do, and sometimes she prefers it this way. You don't know that she's loved you since freshmen year. How could you? You've only spoken to her once, and she had been blushing furiously the entire time, glancing at her friends, afraid to be her usual loud, friendly self because your handsome face made her melt.-You Don't Know Her-4 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
She wants to catch your eye, just for a moment. She peers through the throng of students, curiosity and longing lilting upon her heart-shaped countenance. She watches as you brush your golden-brown hair from your face, roll up the sle
The Teenage GirlI am the stereotypical teenage girlThe Teenage Girl4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
And I refuse to believe that
School will be a priority
I believe that
Is better than
"But for the sake of life...
Live for the parties"
Stop believing in yourself
I don't think you should
"Not wearing make up to school"
So I tell my parents
"Not obtaining the latest trend is okay"
Is a mortal sin, and
'I must have sex with guys'
"Studies are important at my age"
Is nonsense, and
Boys make the world go round
I'm normal and I like it that way
And it is foolish to think that
I am different.
And all these would make me the 'perfect, stereotypical girl' unless I chose to turn this mindset around.
Author's note: If you didn't get the message from the last line, you're suppose to read this from bottom to the top when you're done reading it the normal way.
The BoyYou hear a knock, it's at your door,The Boy4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Where you find a boy you've never met before
A solemn child with skin so pale,
Bowl-cut hair and a body frail,
With hungry eyes he watches you,
You and all those things you do.
He sees the way you put them down,
He's not amused, he gives a frown,
He is judgmental but he is fair,
But his judging eyes turn white your hair
And pale your face like his played letter,
But perhaps your fear is a state much better.
Yeah, perhaps your fear is a state much better...
He is a stranger tried and true,
He makes his way inside of you,
He's in your head and in your dreams,
Though he makes no sound, you hear his screams.
He's telling you to wake up from bliss,
That you won't find your peace in this,
Then as you awake and rub your eyes
Hoping perhaps he would not reprise,
Your heart it sinks as you realize
He has not moved, but now he cries,
He's shedding tears for what it is he's seeing,
Just the sad excuse you are for a human being.
Yeah, just the sad excuse you ar
Break MeI said you won't get inside me,Break Me4 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
You have a better chance of seeing Jesus in his underwear,
I said you're not gonna take me,
Cause do I really look like someone who cares?
I said you should leave now,
Cause there nothing left that you haven't already said,
I said you should go now,
Cause you'll never get a look inside my head
I said what don't you understand?
Why would you want to put your heart on the line?
I said I'm not your kind of man,
The loving, sensitivity kind
And you said that you'll be right here,
Cause someday I'm gonna see the light,
Claimed that you'll wait right there,
When I finally give up the fight,
You said you'll wait an eternity,
For my crippled heart to atone,
Do you really think you'll
I'm another heart made of stone.
I said that it won't happen,
You can wait around till you're old and grey,
I said it will never happen,
You're just wasting all of these days,
I said you should give up,
I'm not worth all this trouble you're going through,
I said why won't y
Her PerfumeShe bites my lip, bites her ownHer Perfume4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
and there's something glorious about her
and the careless, controlled caress of her palms
I kiss the freckles, paled by maturity
beneath her autumn-eyes
and she smiles, oh God, she smiles.
I inhale the heady scent of her throat,
cigarettes and spice and that perfumed mist
she keeps in a vial of absynthe-green
beside the bed.
I wish my skin would melt
so that I could crawl into hers
and feel her pulse more clearly against my soul
I wonder how to explain this to her,
this dark-bright drowning in flames
like rough velvet
but I've lost my reason long ago
Instead, I stutter an incoherancy and she
she smiles, oh God, she smiles.
I knew she'd understand.
My AngelShe looked up at me with those soulful, bottomless brown eyes; tears welling in the corners. At that moment, all I knew was that I should hold her, clutch her to my chest and never let go, stand there in the hallway, with my arms wrapped around her. I should have. I longed to run my fingers through her raven's hair, to caress her face, to kiss those beautiful plum lips. She had always been there, the spotlight on the stage of my life. Why hadn't I noticed her before? Of course, I had noticed her...but not like this. She had the kind of beauty that grew on you after a while. The kind of beauty that way subtle, but yet, made all the difference in the world. SHE made all the difference in the world. The world: My world. She was my world. As these thoughts ran through my mind, slowly, as if scared of me, as if I had hurt her, she turned away, hiding her tear streaked face from my view. She turned and walked away, fading into the black abyss of the mortal world.My Angel4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"She moves like an angel", I
Favorite"You're my favorite," he whispered in her ear. She giggled and turned around, meeting his eyes.Favorite4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Your favorite what?" She asked, smiling. She pushed her tired thoughts aside and concentrated on finding out the answer. After nearly 5 years, she still couldn't help but feel almost giddy when he complimented her. She'd never admit it, of course, but she did.
He smiled and nuzzled his face into the crook of her neck, barely touching the soft skin gently with his lips. "My favorite, that's what."
His breath caused the hair on her skin to stand up on end and she shivered, giggling slightly again. "Your favorite? That's... Well, that's an awful lot to be, you know.." she nodded. "You sure there isn't someone else who could fill that position?"
He smiled and kissed her nose softly. "Positive."
the day her muse diedshe stares at the page andthe day her muse died4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
wills herself to write
that comes to mind.
it seems like so long ago
she never had enough time
to write what was on her mind.
the words spun like webs around
and around in head.
until she felt like she couldn't breathe.
the one she meant to purge
with every final line
was dug in D E E P.
swearing each time
she wonders if she were strong
then after this long
she might have given up on him.
if he wasn't entrenched
then she might find time to sleep.
for a few peaceful moments
where she is truly A L O N E.
she stares at the page
and manages to write a line
that doesn't make her want to cry
and she wonders how it got to this:
is she so lost she has to
look up words that rhyme?
when once upon a time
it had been so much easier.
she gives up on the fleeting poem
lets it go like a fading dream.
that she had
Remember?Hey there.Remember?5 years ago in Letters More Like This
I was the girl you used to stay awake talking to through the whole night. I was the girl you used to hold hands with when you were scared out of your mind while watching Final Destination 3 even though you were 16 years old and I was only 14. You were full 2 years older than me, but you were such a wuss. I was practically the boy in our friendship.
Remember when we used to share everything with each other? You admitted to being scared of spiders and the dark and I told you I hated worms and they creeped me out. I still remember you laughing at me until I had brought out that fake spider from my drawer. Ha-ha. Who was laughing then?
Do you recall of the time you held me as I cried into your chest after fallout with my best friend? You were rubbing my back and whispering real sweet words into my ears. It made me feel like I was the only girl in the world. Actually, no, how you comforted me didn't. It was all you. You made me feel loved and wanted.
Because I Love YouYou can't ignore me.Because I Love You4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Well, let's see here - check, check, check. That's about it, I think." I smiled and turned to her. She was studying the paper, her eyes intent on the print. I took the opportunity to let myself stare for a moment. Then she looked up. I looked away.
"Yeah, you're right. I think we're done for today. Want to meet up again tomorrow? There are a few things I'd like to go over tonight, if I can." Her eyes were bright. I could feel my face growing hot, so I smiled at her and quickly agreed.
"Sounds good. Same time and place?" I asked. She nodded. I left.
I let out a heavy sigh out in the hallway. Tomorrow, huh?
You can't do it, so stop trying.
"Anything come to mind?" I asked her, taking my seat. She smiled at me warmly.
"Oh, hey," she greeted me. "You scared me there." My face flushed, I closed my eyes and took a deep breath. "Yeah, I did come up with a few things here and there. Mind if I run it by you?" Her eyes were still intent on me. I nodded.
Straightjacket RomanceShe was arrogant, pretentious, viciousStraightjacket Romance4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Blind with the most beautiful eyes I'd ever seen
Deaf with a voice like jingle bells
On a fat man's sleigh
She wrote. She sung out stories
Little bits of heaven on butcher paper
Crayon doodles on a dirty wall
Little symphonies carved into the legs of her bed
Scattered star shaped scars on her neck
Touch like silk
Lips like poison
Little viper smiles in her mirror in the morning-
Hello there nice to see you're still just as stupid today
And she laughs.
To Cross That Line"Well, let's see here - check, check, check. That's about it, I think." I heard her say. I kept my eyes down on the paper, scanning the last few bullets, ideas forming in my head. There wasn't much left to do, even though the deadline was so far away. I looked up to face her and saw her eyes dart away quickly. She was a little weird, but still really great.To Cross That Line4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Yeah, you're right. I think we're done for today. Want to meet up again tomorrow? There are a few things I'd like to go over tonight, if I can." I loved spending this time with her, even if the work was boring. Her face always flushed a deep red and she would smile. It was, in it's own way, really adorable.
"Sounds good. Same time and place?" We both started packing our things and I nodded at her. She left quickly, leaving me by myself. Weird, indeed. I took the papers home and went over them, as promised.
"Anything come to mind?" I heard her voice suddenly and jumped a little. I turned around to see her setting her bag on the c
Make you cryI can hear your laughter ringing long into the night,Make you cry4 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Your smile haunts me everyday, radiating light
Nothing ever goes wrong and your futures looking bright,
I want to make you cry.
I've seen your naked body shimmering in sweat,
Seen you in the morning when you ain't had coffee yet,
Your make up on the pillow mixed with no regret,
I want to make you cry
Everything is perfect, the bacon's nice and crisp,
And nothing could improve on days that start like this,
Muscles sore and aching, it shows us we're alive
But there's something eating at me, something deep inside
I can see your bright eyes shining a million miles away,
Taste the Chapstick on your lips as we head out for the day,
And I can hear quite clearly every word you say,
But I want to make you cry
I still smell your perfume on me, lingering somewhere
Mingled with the soft scent left over from your hair,
It's killing me because I am so aware
I want to make you cry
We're coasting through the hours, and gliding through the days
I Broke My Promise:I Love YouI promised myself.I Broke My Promise:I Love You5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
[I broke my promise.]
I never thought I'd meet someone like you.
[Someone who cared for me.]
You showed me friendship.
[You taught me trust.]
You reminded me how to laugh.
[I had forgotten how.]
You gave me a shoulder to cry on.
[I finally shed those endless tears.]
When I shivered in fright, you would hold me.
[When I'm with you, I'm not as scared.]
You were always there for me no matter what.
[I've come to love you.]
let the pieces crumbleShe was every one's favorite girl.let the pieces crumble4 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
The way she smiles could shatter the coldest of hearts with it's way of eating through your hearts shell to the blackened core. Her smile was a twist of sorts with that half frown-half smile that couldn't seem to figure out what it wanted to be, happy or sad. No one seemed to notice the battle of emotions raging in her head, her smile the only proof of a bloody aftermath.
Her laugh could bring anyone to do her bidding and make their own heart beat again. Her laugh spread like a wildfire and just kept going, even when it's arsonist turned herself in to the police and pledged guilty. Her gray eyes would cloud over as if a churning storm swirled over an empty abyss. The way her eyes shine as if all she sees is the beauty in people and all the magic in the world. They could outshine the sun if she ever wanted them to.
She still smiles like nothing never happened, as if her heart didn't fall into a thousand pieces just because in her ever after, her
Hold Me...Hold me.Hold Me...4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I know things are rough right now,
But that's all I want you to do.
You don't realize how much it does.
It erases all my fears and doubts.
So hold me.
Make me feel like I'm enough.
Make me feel more then broken...
Put your fingers through mine,
Even while I'm working and my hands are full of paint,
Pull me close,
And hold me.
When I'm crying and beating my fists against you chest for things you didn't do...
When I yell and tell you to leave because I don't want you to see me like this...
When I wake up in cold sweats and screaming...
When your emotions are confusing you;
Making you doubt that you're over her,
Even though you probably need it more then I do...
When I'm scared that you won't be here the next time I turn around...
Make me feel like I'm enough,
Even if it's just for you.
Just hold me...
24. Scared"I'm scared."24. Scared4 years ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
"Falling in love with you."
"...That seems like an odd thing to say."
"Not at all. Take your eyes for example."
"Yes. They're so deep and brilliantly blue. I fear I may drown in them."
"You can't drown in eyes."
"Then I will lose myself in them."
"No, not really."
"What else is there to be afraid of then?"
"Your arms. They're so open and inviting. I may just fall into them and never find my way out."
"-If you're going to tell me I'm ridiculous, I don't want to hear it."
"But you are."
"No! Here, we'll use your laugh as another example."
"Yes. It's so rich and overpowering. I may lose all my senses to it. And when you're sad, I'm sad. My throat gets so thick I may just choke."
"You know what I think?"
"I think you're not afraid of falling in love with me. I think you're scared because you already are falling for me."
"I was hoping you wouldn't pick up on that."
"Well let me tell you this, there's no rea
The TruthsWhen you look at me, what do you see?The Truths4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Seeing that smile, could you guess what I hold back?
Hearing that laugh, could you sense the pain?
When we talk, can you tell that I leave so much out?
When I say I am fine,do you know what is behind that?
Is it just me, or do you miss alot?
When you really look at me , Do you really see me?
Do you even know that there is so much you don't see?
I can tell you what you see
A girl that isn't really there anymore
A hollow shell
That if you were to put under pressure
Would be gone in an instant
That is why she has so much protections
Why there is alway people around her
OF course you don't see what she is holding back
You hardly know that girl
Or, at least not the one that the rest of the world does
The funny thing is, she doesn't want you to
She feels if you see the scars you would walk away to
Even though when that laugh sounds you can tell something is off
You will never call her on it
You shouldn't ask questions if you aren't ready for the answers
Silence Says You Love MeIt is in the quiet moments,Silence Says You Love Me4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
that the silent symphonies of love sing
In a touch-
a look with longing eyes,
the sweet kiss that speaks,
whispering "I will miss you" onto soft lips
You see there are no words,
no linguistic gymnastics,
no simple sound that can express true devotion.
It is in the action,
in the brush of fingertips across soft skin,
the fluttering of a heartbeat,
and in the sigh of contented airs
Love lives in these quiet moments,
hushed but singing just the same,
because with every breath I say your name,
whispered silently into the well of love
You're EverythingYour fingertipsYou're Everything5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Are like feathers
Tickling my skin.
I cock my head
Inviting you closer,
For a dandelion kiss.
Your lips are soft while teeth scrape
Like rose buds
On a stem with thorns.
You hair's a stream,
Soft and lazy,
But with a mind of it's own.
It brushes against my chin
As you lightly nibble
A moan escapes my throat
As you push me down,
Holding me against your chest.
Your shimmering, emerald eyes
Look to me for approval
As your breath warms my cheeks.
A smile graces your lips,
Your quirky, lovable smile
That I love so much.
As We SleepAs he sleeps and I lay by his side,As We Sleep5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I gently run my fingers through his hair,
Concentrating on the curve of his lips
And the soft sound of his breathing.
Feeling the warmth of his body held close,
I'll run my hands over his broad shoulders,
Where I've found comfort many-a-time
And an unbending support.
As he sleeps, I study his face;
Eyelids hiding a deep, warm mahogany.
His eyes see straight through me,
Penetrating, right to my soul,
No matter how hard I try to hide myself.
His full lips hide a smile that
Really does make my heart melt,
That is, if it doesn't stop for a few seconds
When he has his gaze set on me.
And as he sleeps, I think to myself...
I know that he doesn't fully realize yet
That he's become a permanent part of my life.
And I realize that, somehow, at some point,
This young man had thrown me into his oceans,
Where I now am completely engulfed,
Lost among the waves of his essence,
And I do not wish to be pulled from the water.
I lean closer and whisper into his
Far LoversTwo lovers who are from a far,Far Lovers5 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Dream to see the other, by wishing on a star.
They shall meet each other on some day,
On a beach where they shall kiss and play.
Brought together by another,
Who wishes their love to sprout together.
The love will grow into a mighty tree,
As they live by the sea.
For those of you who don't think this love will come true,
Know that love knows no bound.
To find your answer, simply ask these two.
For me.Give me a kiss, my love,For me.4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Sending shivers down my spine,
Your arms around my waist,
Let me know you're forever mine.
Pick me a leaf, my love,
Trace the veins with your fingers,
Then leave it to the wind
To keep it safe until it withers.
Tell me your dreams, my love,
And the meanings that they hold.
What corners of your mind
Do I have yet to explore?
Sing me a song, my love,
Close your eyes in that way of yours.
I'll drink the sound of your voice,
And I'll always ask for more.
Now take my hand, my love,
Pull me down and hold me close..
Your love has become my drug
Now let me have my overdose.
kissingi wokekissing5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
wet and warm
rain on my
to this world
midnight long past
on my pillow
my body remembering
smelling of you
rising and falling
with the tides
in your arms.