VenusVenus9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Upon this moonless night I stare
At the stars dancing in the sky,
Forming shapes and wonders only compared-
To the light shining in your eyes.
A glow of red in the sea of white,
Captures my exploring gaze,
What I see on this star-spotted night
Is the faint glow, of Venus's Light.
Venus the Roman Goddess of Love,
Said to hold beauty beyond compare
Good for her the Romans never met you,
For thou are much more fair.
So on this moonless night I sit
With all these wonders before me,
But neither the Gods of old nor the sky of new
Could ever, rival you.
Eye of BeautyEye of Beauty9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
As I stare into some of the warmest eyes
I have ever seen
I'm entranced by these eyes that look
Blue yet strangely, green
Brown silk forms the frame
For thine angel face
A smile to make a god weep with joy
And dab his tears with delicate lace
This is the vision of beauty
That now stands before me
As regal as any queen
But insisting I not go to a knee
Compassion I see in these amazing eyes
She sits and tells me I have worth
So deep into her eyes I look
And consider the thought seriously with out mirth
Call for HelpCrimson tearsCall for Help9 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Fall to the floor.
Blunted knife on
Young girl's skin.
She feels so alone,
Deserted by her kin.
As the blood
She collapses silently,
On her bed.
A lonesome corpse
In the light of morn.
A young girl's life
Is free with the dawn.
This desperate act,
Of fatal self harm,
Was a call for help,
Engraved in her arm.
you werei.you were7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
you were lying stretched on the couch, with a lit cigarette hanging out of your perfectly shaped mouth, as i went through your drawing folder.
why dont you ever draw people smiling? i asked.
i dont know, you replied in a mumble, no one smiles for me.
i sighed, and just continued quietly looking through your pictures.
i wanted to tell you that i did, but i stopped myself.
i know you would have ignored me,
or said something like no, stop, or dont.
you said those words often. no. stop. dont.
you once told me you liked taking photographs so you wouldnt forget.
you said: if i dont take pictures and document
the time we spend together, then ill just forget.
no, Im not.
i knew you would say that.
because its true.
i ran out of words to say to you.
i ran out of
closer1.closer7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
she kept the christmas tree
up well past march and its a
broken and sad
the words, no one understood.
but the silence.
and i hum in this
empty house and
echoes. the phone
keeps ringing and i
say. i say:
and you say:
don't. just --
but here i am and
there. there you are.
your face as delicate
as your tears today. and
i touch you as if
you're a paper boat,
about to float away. and i
around your thoughts,
afraid i'll wake
my clothes smell like
you. my skin
smells like you. and
there is a dead tiger
in my bed. we're
an electrical storm
exploding in the sky and
i don't think i've
ever loved you more.
PerfectHe wasn't anythingPerfect6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
she wanted in a man -
she found his mouth confusing
and the pierce of his gaze
and made her skin feel small.
He asked too many questions
with the brandish of his hips
and his tongue broke promise
with the stories mother told
about good girls and heaven.
She did not like the way
his eyes counted the buttons
on her shirt like angels
or the rude words
that raked against her dreams
and made perfect sense
or how the way he said her name
under his breath
made that place between her hips
go rough like August....
Dying CandleDying Candle - Part 1Dying Candle9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
A candle dies out.
Another love has failed.
Emotions lost in doubt.
The pain, as if to be nailed.
Thos who have cheated.
Those who have lied.
Only to be repeated.
Not learning from what died.
It can be again lit.
But the chances are low.
This failure brings a fit.
Heart tangled like a bow.
Time has now passed.
Lovers have come and gone.
So many times harrased.
Life lived as a con.
True love is faked.
Pain from the lies.
At the heart, claws rake.
In the night, come the cries.
So weak and alone.
Now near the end.
They let out a moan.
No reason to defend.
One last love.
The mind clouded with lust.
No more gifts from above.
No one left to trust.
The candle now rest.
Smoke rise as remain.
Pain in the breast.
A flame now bane.
All loves were fake.
Each pleasure, now forgot.
They lay, no longer awake.
Their body now rot.
The pain is over.
False love was the cause.
Their eyes, now sober.
A sound of applause.
The stage was set.
A body, now lax.
They lost the
GirlGirl7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Do you remember the night
we made sand castles in the dark
and blew bubbles
and watched kites skip and spin
under the new moon
and we lit sparklers
under the pier
where the fishermen
pulled in their copper nets
full of silver fish
cradled brown paper bags
in their arms like wanton lovers
and we counted stars
and drank plum wine
until we were dizzy
and rode the ferris wheel
and told stories
that made us laugh and cry
until we went weak
in the knees
and you kissed me hard
and tasted like sin and apples
and I undressed your heart
and we made love in the sand
until we could not move
and I promised I would never leave....
running.you tell me that everything has a time limit on it; friendships, days, moments, love. everything is limited, you say, so we might as well rush, run. because it's all going to end anyway, right?running.6 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
so i started to notice the time stamps painted on your hands, the calendars written all over your heart. i started to wonder, how much time do we have left? how many more held hands, secrets, inside jokes, i love you's? how many more?
i wondered and ran,
ran through the forests without smelling the scent of after-rain. i ran on the darkened streets at midnight without noticing the streetlights, passing lit houses of friends and the sounds of laughter meant to be shared with me. i ran through meadows and didn't see the flowers i stepped on.
i ran, holding your hand and missing all of the people waiting for me.
and now it's midnight and cold. piano music is playing in the background, but my heart's too dead to hear it. now my ears are ringing and there's a pressure behind my eyes, and you'r
look at the clouds todaywhen i met you, i stopped writing. i also stopped waking up to a face full of post it notes saying things like its bad luck to see the woman before the driving test, or my house smells like apple cider and bluebottles have eyes, or i've got static in my arms. i stopped feeling sorry and i stopped falling down the stairs. i noticed the stars at night could have a story and you could have taken the ocean and put it in your eyes. i also stopped writing.look at the clouds today7 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
when i met you, i stopped trying to be a nice person and just was. when i met you, i discovered post it notes and then i couldn't use them. i realised my house was not just a picture of a house and that your silence is so loud and my loud is so quiet. when i met you, i stopped writing and i cut star shapes into my blanket because i couldn't reach the sky, even with a ladder.
when i met you, i traced the map of your bones and filled my hands with yours because i stopped writing. i also stopped walking backwards because i noticed that i coul
wanderlust.00. she was afraid if she held him for too long, shed lose this feeling the rise and collapse of weak lungs, butterflies numbing her brain and tricking her vowels into slurs, hearts flooding and spilling over into messy red and white pools of affection.wanderlust.6 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
01. shes all eyelashes, splintered bones and eager dreams, while hes just newspaper print, rough lips and hopelessness. they met in the turbulent center of a hurricane, swept up in disaster and lost in the redorange flames of another blazing skyline.
02. forever was seven letters too many, three syllables too close to smothering him. words didnt matter to her anyway, shed much rather have his fingers rack her ribcage in the rhythm of could-be verbs and his cumulus eyes lock her into a cloudy state of moving and being, of acting and re-acting, of loving and being loved.
forever was whispered between inches of flesh and heat, between bedsheets and silk.
03. he hates even numbers and speaks in ru
Breaking Dawn Chp. 1: ConfrontWe pulled up in frint of my house, my heart beating faster, unaware of what my father's reaction may be. I know he only wanted me to be happy, but this would be so much easier for him if I was announcing my engagement to Jacob, instead of Edward. Charlie had always approved of him more than he ever could of Edward. I hated knowing that this was my farewell, my goodbye to Charlie, but he wanted a final notice, so that was the least I could do. Edward could sense my hesitation; his hand quickly found mine and pulled me closer to him. I could feel his icy beath trickling along my neck.Breaking Dawn Chp. 1: Confront8 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"Youre going to do fine, I promise. All Charlie wants is for you to be happy."
His velvet voice left me breathless, my heart was already beating fast enough. I leaned in closer to him, pressing my lips against his icy skin.
"But how can you be so sure, you know he's not going to like this bit of news. I can see it now, a
Hush - PrefaceHush - Preface7 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
I have a secret, and as secrets go, I cannot tell a single soul. More importantly I can never tell one person, my boyfriend. Where do I begin? What really started all of this? There had to be something that triggered all of it. Something is there, buried deep down in my memory, that began all the pain. But, what is it? Somewhere along the lines a rift started to form in my heart. Now my heart is in war zone and I am trying my hardest to stay afloat in the sea of pain and emotions, but most of the time I feel myself sinking. Water fills my lungs and I go under into the darkness of the water. Sometimes I dont even get a chance to close my eyes and brace myself. Darkness surrounds me all of a sudden and takes me over. The water is a cold place to be gasping for breath. How do I start to explain that when there wasnt a sole gunshot that started this war within in me? Started this war with the people closest to me?
My life now can accurately be depicted as a dam of troubles. All
We Watched Ourselves Dissipatewe caught our breath with butterfly netsWe Watched Ourselves Dissipate8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
the pieces of each other's wings
that stuck in our lungs.
the sky gave a shiver and the stars
unsealed, their firefly cores shimmering
plucking them from the air, they slip
between our fingertips
and fall like butterfly wings
to the ground.
we conduct the celestial engagement with
our metallic hearts
that control this unsteady rhythm of
and staccato love-making.
like conductors in an orchestra.
our lives write the love songs.
FailedI feel like I'm rotting insideFailed10 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
my words are empty and meaningless
How can the world treat us like this?
A fair chance
our own place in society
what a lie!
We're nothing in the eyes of humanity
just flies on the wall
left to crawl until it's our time to die.
Why can't I do more
to save us from ourselves?
I feel that I've failed you
that all my efforts weren't enough....
Please don't come baring bad news
I could not handle that
I just couldn't accept it
but I fear I have lost the fight
The beginning of a life-long war...
I forgot to forget you.I forgot to forget you.7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Once you told me you didn't like the way I curl myself towards you
And that I shouldn't walk with my feet facing the other because it was childlike
I took the long way home that night thinking about what you said, staring at my feet
Forcing them to point forward. Every time they disobeyed I pinched myself till my thighs were anesthetized,
So now I cant feel my legs.
Ive always written the words youve said to me and posted them around my room,
I'd bite my lip, as the sun hit the L in useless,
Us-(e)-less. Imaging the way the words rolled off your tongue
That day I found you sitting on the edge of my bed reading your words,
The sunlight hit your nose as you stared at that L in useless.
Your top lip quivered as your bottom lip cringed
You pulled them down
I called you the next day,
You had the voice of last years cough
And your phone
Bella + Edward's Honeymoon 2He was still smiling as he answered. I could have, but I didnt want to. I thought Id try something a little reckless.Bella + Edward's Honeymoon 28 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
But youre not the reckless type. I argued.
Perhaps not, but I wanted to try. Youre always being reckless with your safety. He said in his defense. I couldnt deny it, he made an excellent point. He stood up, towering over me as he usually did with his perfect marble body that was ice cold to the touch. So why cant I be reckless? he asked.
Theres nothing wrong with being reckless, its just I let my voice trail off.
Its just that youre usually so cautious with my safety. Im still so breakable, so fragile and weak. Why havent you changed me yet? I demanded. I wanted an answer, and I wanted it now. I wasnt going to have any excuses, I wanted him to explain himself, give me good reasoning as to why I
Do YouIts not fairDo You7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I still love you
When you have moved on
You lost my name
So carefree now
FreezeFreeze5 years ago in Visual & Found Poetry More Like This
No death, no sound, no life
As this rose signifies
Inside I mourn
Over a powerful feeling
My heart is torn
Come, winter frost
Do what you must
For your ice can freeze
And it endures for eternity
Among many hearts
It is better to freeze
Than to endure this pain
So blow your winds
With its cold frost
And let it stop
For this, winter is forever
Among the ice and frost
If spring comes near
And melts the snow
And the frost
Forever trapped, in the cold
Forever cold, in the frost
Until my heart gets true sun
Until my heart gets true love
Business MeetingBusiness Meeting7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The first tease
Of legs delicately crossed at the ankles,
Leading to graceful curves
Smartly sheathed in silk
And heels skimming the floor
Where my eyes kept straying
Along with my attention.
Each phrase a flick of your tongue
Over words heard by all in the room
But a private message
Only I could interpret..
I took your meaning from your lips
And found its taste
Something to haunt me.
That soft laugh of confidence in your eyes
And the dare that brushed your lips
In a rich ache
That begged to be soothed
Into something wicked.
It all started with a kiss
The soft play of my lips
Against the delicate arch of your jaw
Where skin meets smile
In warm petals,
Coaxed in a lazy coil of your charms.
What did you wager on my surrender?
For surely you felt it coming
Like the sweetest sins that linger
On the soft claim of your heart.
VisitorI am so very sorry,Visitor7 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
but I do not have time to talk to you.
So sit on the couch
and stay out of my way.
I have to
The house has to be clean,
for I have a visitor coming.
And so the house has to be in tip-top shape.
Oh, please dont try to help!
Youll just get in the way.
I do not have time for mistakes.
I have to write letters to my family,
telling how much I love them.
I have to make sure the dog
has enough food and water.
Would you like to adopt him?
Please just be quiet.
I do not have time for questions.
I have to get dress.
The visitor is almost here.
Its a quarter til three.
Did the doorbell just ring?
Why do you look so surprise
as I answer the door?
Who do you think would visit me on a Sunday?
Why, the visitor is Death.
Dressed in black,
skeleton hands holding a gleaming scythe.
He wouldve visited yesterday,
but he had others to attend to.
Hes a very busy man err, skeleton.
Well, Im off now.
Dark Angel DanceFallen from aboveDark Angel Dance9 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Crying out your name
A dark angel holding you to your grave
A candle glowing out in the darkest sky
I picture a life that never will be
Cold is my touch in your heart this eve
I faced the pain you left in my heart
Sorrow are my tears and love is my blood
Never shall my blood see the light of the night
Let them feel all my pain
I am a prayer for all your loneliness
Won't you see I am calling out to your pain
I cry in the night now as I fall from heaven
Dark wings gliding through the darkest night sky
This is my heart crying in this song
Crying out of this dark prison of life
Won't you help me stand
Take my wings, darkest dance
Take my heart of my chest now
Sick and tired of all your tricks
Taking out me and making me your dark love
Take my wings, darkest dance
Grab my hand, darkest dance,
Grab my heart, darkest dance
Dance with me, this darkest dance. . .
Just take this pain
Placed in my rotting angelic form
And turn me into the sorrow of the world
Fall into the river
Love, Anger and LifeAt first glance she took a step back, but after looking further more she took two steps forward. He growled and the earth shook, he stomped on the ground and took a step forward too. She looked into his eyes. She did not see his past nor his present form she just saw their future. Sadness was abundant in him as a key ingredient of this "monstrosity". She saw this and still loved him. She grabbed him and held him, he felt the warmth he had never felt before. To her he wasn't a monster, he was a being like any other, a "human".Love, Anger and Life6 years ago in Philosophy & Perspectives More Like This
He promised to never hurt her, but she did not. So she did. Crushed he became what people expected of him, bitter cold, mean, strong, evil, indifferent, sad, weak, alone, and tired. He saw the world as a helpless land barren of kindness. he wanted its destruction. he wanted to live no longer but was still strong enough to hold onto life.
A voice came to him and taught him about life, kindness, reality, love, freedom and beauty. He listen and learned. This voice wa
The Kiss That Ended Them AllThe Kiss That Ended Them AllThe Kiss That Ended Them All9 years ago in Historical More Like This
During May 1997, a 21-year old Christian named Joshua Harris published his treatise called I Kissed Dating Goodbye on shunning dating in favor of a new form of courtship based on what he considered to be biblical principles. The book was huge hit, topping religious bestseller lists. It changed dating culture in Christian circles and many high school teens could be seen bringing the book to church in hand with their Bibles.
Setting: An Internet Chat room for teens
Location: The Vast Waste Land of the World Wide Web
Time: April 2004 (It really is the cruelest month.)
Cast: The Horniest People In the World, with screen names