Lovers and LiarsI don't stand a chance.
That's what I thought while I was
climbing the stairs to the seduction scene.
Same time you're thinking
"I can't seriously distress her."
Pushing the door, I'm all mechanical flutters for your masochistic stutters.
You turn slowly, smiling.
You're smiling.. but there are tears in your eyes.
How was I to know that you could still get to me?
You stitch my lips shut so my jaw won't drop.
No "are you ready's".
It's just unstitch and no promises.
Dropping breaths and picking up you
"Hey Black Lungs"
take your last drag on your cigarette.
"We're playing with fire sweetheart"
"Save regrets for later"
My blood heats but my veins are filled to capacity with misery.
Because I know there's nothing to it.
I'm so busy playing despondent that I cant figure o
Hey Sunshine, you kill meLook across the room.Hey Sunshine, you kill me9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I'm smiling,you're laughing.
But we're dying to know what we're about.
We're biting lips for different reasons
nervous as hell, pain, turn ons...
You're dropping kisses on my lips and saying "I'll see you everyday,right?"
I fall a step back and say "No... we can't."
If I'm ruining this for you, what do you think its doing for me?
We can't work it out
I Saw Stars"Reach for the stars" you said.I Saw Stars9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I stood on tip toe and felt the air close in on me.
I was reaching for oxygen as much as stars.
My eyes and my lungs needed more than I could get.
You sit on the moon, swinging your feet, laughing.
Tears fall from my eyes and you yell down at me
"If you were at the height I am, you could pass that off for rain."
I ran inside the abandoned building that used to be "home".
The peeling paint chipped and when I looked, it was under my fingernails.
I scrapped my way to the room at the very top.
I looked up at the small lightbulb and watched it flicker out.
The window was missing too, a tree branch reaching into the room.
I let it take me and knew it was time to end everything.
It set me down on the moon and I landed facedown, lifeless.
You walked over and kicked me in the ribs.
"Get up. Reach for the stars. Hurry up, your time's almost up."
You held my hand and helped me up but when I got to my feet you let go and my knees unhinged.
RyeAndAirI was thinking you make me feel things that I couldn't buy with a million bucks.RyeAndAir9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
You crash my train of thought with
"Let's never talk about this or bring it up again."
"Okay. I agree."
I cant figure out what lies even mean anymore.
All I know is my eyes sting and my throat isn't working very well.
I manage a small wave and walk away as fast as I can without actually
b r e a k i n g i n t o a r u n .
Tonight I'll take pills and fall asleep with the t.v. on.
You called after me "Darling, we'll be seeing eachother soon."
I love you. And I'll never look you in the eyes again.
I woke up on the upstairs floor.
And took the elevator to the clouds.
Your sky blue eyes dont seem so deep up here.
as they did when we were at the bottom of
the ocean and every breath
I dragged in made
I'm Thinking Lip LockMy breathing is steady.I'm Thinking Lip Lock9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I am sinking into pillows in the same way that a ship sinks in the ocean.
with grace, with horrifying beauty, and without help.
The light that drifts in through the blinds
shadows half of your face and underlines my request
for you to be the cloest thing I've ever been able to call "company".
You can only nod and shut the shades completely.
Dancing across the sheets brings us face to face; toe to toe.
Breaks are automatic.
I'm going for a collision. a wreck of any type.
Sunlight rips my eye lids open.
this dream only works when my eyes are closed and you're imprinted on the insides.
Ripping out my eyelashes to pass the time.
I waste away daylight making unrealistic wishes.
tights , toe shoes , troubleWe're kissing in a closet.tights , toe shoes , trouble9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Not exactly a stage, but I've got high nerves anyway.
My feet are arched to a ballerina's point and I'm all but
'falling out of my jewelry box'
"I'm off to the city. I Breathe Broadway."
You Said: "Forget it, doll. Forget coming back to me. I wont want you by
the time you're too used and loveless to be valuable to
You mean everything to me, bu
Stages And ActsI take careful steps to the center of the stage, pull a deep breath, and yellStages And Acts9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
"This isnt what I meant it to be."
Excuse: "forced myself to cry" Truth: "I cant keep myself together these days."
I'm up. Wish me luck. Break a leg, break a heart, whatever.
"my eyes water so bad now, they're almost always
black. my problem's gotten so bad now, my teeth
are turning black."
Do you like my smile?
"I'm giving up on everything.
Well, not my little habit.
I've got control of it."
Memorized lines. Because I relate so well.
I shot you a look that mattered. You gave me a glance that shattered.
I hate when you and me share eye contact-
it almost makes
Nervous Meets FashionableWind blows hair across my eyes.Nervous Meets Fashionable9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Trust me. I'm trying to smile, and I'm trying my absolute best.
Gazes are still locked.
[it doesn't matter, we've lost the key anyway]
dolly dolly dolly,
the best isn't ever good enough.
The cliche love of walking on the beach has turned into a real mind hater.
I swear, I could look out over the water and see my heart sinking.
[The moon might illuminate the drowning scene.
Downhill. Lose your Drive.MONDAYMONDAY.Downhill. Lose your Drive.8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
i met him today.
i met you today-
the boy that will change my life.
my feet sink in this blindingly white carpet.
there is a trail of yellow flower petals winding it's way across the floor.
i would follow it, but i'm not sure what's at the end.
i throw away my nerves and thoughts and slowly step along the path.
it's you: you're the end.
I lay in the dark and wait for the part that you sing to me. When I called you my little songbird, you grinned boyishly and gave me a half hearted shove that caused me to laugh until I fell to the floor, holding my sides. You held my hands like we were playing london bridge and told me that this was f o r e v e r .
You pushed me into the pool, but I held your sleeve, causing you to tumble in after me. We laughed and tried to keep our heads above the surface. [You cannot float when you are dragging eachother down.] We floated perfectly. my.life.is.perfect.
3am WaterworksWide eyes shot butterflies,3am Waterworks8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
my organs contained them in a cage.
I sat, studied, I'd explain-
"I heard a drop of "self control" and "confidence in God."
Watched it shatter, shake, disintergrate-
We'd stop, we'd kiss, we'd hold, and you'd say-
"Breathe ,Girlie, breathe. Breathe babe please pray for me.
Cause I'm hands felt on spines
trembling nerves as I push the rewind
to hear a delayed message of regret but I'll keep-
Last.Look.Crushed.You're crushing me.Last.Look.Crushed.9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Boy, do I wish.
You see, I've got starry eyes for you but its only hurting me.
You're breaking hearts like its going out of style, but thats not "the bad part"
You don't want to shatter mine.
Call it my masochistic side, but give it a shot.
Bring a knife and give me a chance.
"forget highschool crushes and grow up"
Yellow flowers still make me swoon
and forehead kisses still make me smile.
You still make me nervous.
I'm not pretty but I still keep you on your toes.
With flaws we're batting a thousand, but
it just feels perfect.
It feels completely wrong that my breathing's tearing my lungs apart.
And I dont think my pulse was designed to race this fast.
My heart's screaming at you to love me.
You, raised voices, and dark looks are a shock to the system.
You leave me:
Hugging pillows and sighing into untouchable shoulders.
DevelopingATasteForTheWater"you dont have to act nervous around me."DevelopingATasteForTheWater9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
easy for you to say.
it'd be easier for me to do if you'd stop staring at me with those clever green eyes.
(and please, stop talking so sweet that every word hits me in the back of the legs.)
When we both know I'm not worth it.
And you're not even desperate.
Cause you know, I like illusions.
We shouldn't jump into love like its a swimming pool.
You never bother testing the water.
I do. An inch at a time.
But you had to keep going sweet talker.
Had to contradict every excuse.
Had to look me in the eyes,
make me bite my lip,
How'd you know my heart was in my eyes and you could stare at it till it started beating again?
"Give up or give in."
Right now I don't see the difference.
I drop you a kiss that leaves you asking "Where did that come from?"
"I'm testing the water."
Then I smile and add
Next Exit 30 MilesOn the sidewalk, out of breath.Next Exit 30 Miles9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The boy held out his hand, she tried not to take it.
The girl held out her heart, the boy wouldn't break it.
The little stuttering kids were in love.
liar liar, wrap her in piano wire
They were just out</i> of it.
She ran into the cathedral to cure her broken heart.
He walked in ready to tear her apart.
(God helped both of them..)
She looked out the window and saw morning.
He glanced at her and saw she was crying, clutching her chest.
The boy was two steps away from asking her if she was having difficulty breathing when he heard her whispering
LIFEThe boys' and girls' bare feet were sinking in the green grass and sunlight backlit their shapes against the sky.LIFE9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
She twirled towards him, still wearing the delicate white dress she had worn on stage minutes ago.
"You missed it. I was beautiful."
"What are you talking about? You are beautiful."
Lights danced in her eyes and she laughed softly.
"Bet you can't catch me."
He grabbed her hand and said "I've already got you."
"Not for long" she teased.
He pulled her closer and whispered
"Oh Dollface, I have you forever."
He kissed her.
Their eyes were both closed and the boy figured he was in love.
The girl smiled against his lips and felt lucky to have caught
BreakEvenAtDowncast.I remember staring at the cracks, looking for where the rain falls through.BreakEvenAtDowncast.9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Those yellow walls seemed to stifle me
when my father called and told me he was sorry
And he loved me.
Tears threated my eyes with that beautiful commodity.
(No one knows the semantics behind "I love you")
I stared at the sky until the stars behind my eyes collided.
Thinking "This will never be something that keeps me awake."
(From then on, everything kept me awake.)
The bird on my window said
"Hello, my wings do not work."
I pushed him off and learned how to deal with grief.
A lady walked in and confided
"Hello, I do not feel like breathing."
I walked her to the ocean, finding out that a ship wreck has its afterglow.
And walked back Home alone.
stand bystand by9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
1. I have not heard from you in about five weeks,
I feel like I am missing about
half of my self.
I cannot sleep,
my head clanks against hard pillows
and I can never drink enough water
to clean all this away.
2. I called in sick at work again
and I lay on an unmade bed watching
the blinds batter the window frame
into a broken blue. It distracts me from sleeping
but not from the thought of
Outside it is cold, the sky sits sadly,
drooping clouds from its shabby fingers
like cotton candy yo-yos
and the rain does not fall -
but I think it should.
3. I cannot find you,
are you hiding, in the sleeves
of my jumper?
The cuffs look bitten and when I close my eyes
I can see you inside the cloudy green, listening
with rolling eyes,
as I mumble in poetry
that you are not meant to hear.
4. The doctor says I am okay, just a little
Infected - he sent me back to bed
and mother keeps leaving tomato soup
on a grey tray outside my door, with notes
from my friends
but not from
Contemporary Girla girl stood on the street corner clutching a red balloon and an old, beat-up suitcase.Contemporary Girl8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
she was looking off into the distance, above the people and the skyscrapers and the look of determination on her face was so resolute that noone bothered telling her to get out of the way or that she was holding up sidewalk traffic or anything.
she was vivacious, religious, and ready to take on the world.
the dazzling city lights,
the dreary trash- covered streets,
she loved it.
people at work would ask her if she was thinking about ever going home.
she would reply "Home? like with Jesus Christ, my family, and anyone else I love ? I suppose I will go to Heaven whenever God decides that I've been out here away from home for much too long."
they would shake their heads in amazement and try to stop the jolt of sympathy they felt
while she managed a smile.
on the outside she was confidence, beauty, and building a very steady staircase upwards.
on the inside she was empty, excluding prayers and dreams.
All Oxygen is, is Cheap TalkThe cheap talk is on me tonightAll Oxygen is, is Cheap Talk8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
but the gentlemen you are, you bought it all.
Dragging it out like a smoker savors the inhales of a cigarette.
The carbon is escaping through the corners of your lips.
Oxygen runs wild through the strands of my golden locks.
Bandit eyes and a smile I stole from a 10 year old girl.
"Ive kept you close in form of a note."
Admitting that lines 1-20 is your bible which you live by.
Im downing pure caffiene and,
youre casually reciting self flaws as if they were accomplishments.
Slow Down My Precious CargoToday I caught myself being daringSlow Down My Precious Cargo9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Leaning in dangerously too far
How I got the courage too....
So lets take this all the way
Or until we both freeze up
Glued, fixed in a dead on stare.
"You make me so nervous", it slipped right out i swear.
Lets see whos "beat" can win this race.
At the moment were both ahead of the tempo.
this is not a sad poemWe have hiccups, at the same time and we shout ‘boo’this is not a sad poem7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
like we are trying to cure ourselves of things like distance, like pain,
like being able to see-but-not-touch.
I try to write the perfect poem,
but I just end up with empty jaws, an empty bed, a cup of love that can’t decide -
is it half empty of full? I keep trying to write a peaceful poem
about waking up with I-am-right-here on my lips
and feeling warm. A poem about waking up and not needing to say anything
with my mouth, just with my arms, how they sit and my hips, how they talk
to your stomach. I like the way you sleep. I like the way you lay,
I like the way you do those things you do.
And your blue eyes, the way you fix your them,
as if you need to make yourself anymore beautiful.
Let’s just get naked and eat tortilla chips in blue bed sheets, let’s just
mix like paint and smoke cigarettes in the rain until we need
lung transplants that I wont really need
while you are around.
ItsAlmostLikeAHurricane You've got miles to go until you get to me.ItsAlmostLikeAHurricane9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
You've got miles to go until you sink this low .
"I want you to hit rock bottom"
My pearly whites cracked on impact.
A little girl tugged on my dress and said "that boy doesnt love you"
I squinted up at the sky and said on a sigh "I believe you're right."
To my surprise she had tears painting her face.
"Don't give up. You dont care about something until you've lost it."
When my eyes refocused she was gone.
I sat down on a bench and on my left saw a sign that said
"Welcome to rock bottom. Rain's always falling, tears are always on the brink of our eyelids."""
I can't g
TheSkyWontBeBlueByTheTimeYou..Weak in the knees, you don't feel a thing.TheSkyWontBeBlueByTheTimeYou..9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I'm the one who ends up falling.
You notice my eyes light up everytime they land on you.
(i'm like christmas lights. you can be electricity.)
And you couldn't crack this smile with an 80 pound cinderblock.
You make me stutter.
I can hold my breath. I just can't seem to catch it.
It confuses me.
How come I feel everything and you're stuck at level zero .
We're in the same car- i'm going 90 and you're going backwards.
Fields on a monotonous drive fly by.
You don't talk anymore.
You're never in the mood to see my pearly whites.
(which aren't so white anymore.)
Everything about "us" is smashed.
it is as if you are here.short words mean heartbeatsit is as if you are here.6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
when you arent. and you are
bloodpressure, whether you like it
or not. next to red blood cells you backcrawl
through the trees, finding yourself
eating leaves near my coeur.
im not a sad girl
until you swim, until you cycle
over hills, under hells to get me closer.
i make myself think about anything but
the number fourteen,
just incase you come back.
i fall in love with you again,
everytime i hear
you say button
or pick up your bike and ride
60 miles west, to see new faces.
sometimes She is stutterfilled, sometimes
She is waterfalling like songs
through larger scales. She reminds me
of my broken kneecap, of the chest piece
in its place. that is not in its place at all.
She reminds me
i am ugly.
i cover blistered knuckles
and wait. your outline
when you come.
i've been growning new hearts
for you to break,
since the day you left.
Current"your beliefs have fallen apart and you hold hands with the image of an angel who's wings have been pulled off and fallen out of heaven."Current7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
well you have become a paper robot with no force driving you forward and the vulnerability of a child.
and i CAN fly
and i CAN soar
and an angel on earth is still an angel.
an angel without wings is still an angel.
oh prince, play cause and effect with me.
give me the experience and i will give you the cynical princess with her head resting on the window of her castle.
growing up is only difficult when you stop to breathe.
you inhale the realization that you've changed.
but it all depends on the exhale.
is it a steady acceptance,
or have you gone blue in the face?
and would you ask me for help if you were slipping into the very center of the earth? because i would plant my feet into the ground to help you, and if i couldn't, i would hold your hands under the surface.
there is an up and a down to every situation, a wrong and a right, a yes and
ery,miss society.She lies in a field of wild flowers with her eyes closed.ery,miss society.8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The sun hits every angle of her face and what society would call "weeds".
This is the most glamourous that she has ever felt.
In the distance she can hear the construction; more "sky scrapers" being built every second, slowly closing in on this meadow.
She sings "Cloudy morning, my own early bird will save me."
A shadow falls across her face and a voice says "hey familiar".
She looks up at a brilliant smile that doesn't quite reach the eyes of the boy staring down at her.
tie, suit, the boy she couldn't sweat out.
White dress, composed, the golden sky enhanced her pain-filled eyes.
The buildings were coming up closer and closer now.
She would not move, taking a stand on her beliefs.
The boy turned away and his tears fell to the green grass.
The ground started shaking.
He walked to a safe spot as society stepped on what she would call
"beauty of the best ty