The Red Rose TreeThe Red Rose Tree12 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
We taped it back on the red rose tree
Yesterday or maybe it was in 1941
right before Pearl Harbor was bombed
tears mixed with laughter, anger within
peace, water from the sea poured over me
A snow ball was thrown. Daddy and me
riding the snowsled, downhill with glee.
I picked a rose. We taped it back
on the red rose tree.
The sound of gravel road sparkled
blinding in the sun, wind and sand
and angel wings grew fireflys at
day's done. Big city lights, in neon
thrilled my sight. I read the sisters.
Metallic skates flew sparks on concrete.
Walking. Large black cars. City streets.
Eyes fixed on the ground.
(I wore my coat one summer)
you don't see me, you can't see me
and you can't hear my silent sound...
I dreamed I saw a rose taped to the red
rose tree, and in my stomach grew a thorn
to be the death of me.
He walked up to the door. This boy had come
for me. Protection, loved more than any
innocense of two made 3, then 4 and 5 and
finally 6 there was no time, no time
without heat I will freezewithout heat I will freeze12 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
help me melt these tears
help me feel the comfort
and the love
of having a mother.
can you please love me
I really do need you
in dark tides
in my life.
can you kiss me goodnight
I want to sleep now
in your warm embrace
without fear for one moment.
can you hold me
and stay with me
make me feel secure
make me feel alive?
can you give me strength
lift my small body from the ground
make me feel the power
of having a father.
can you talk to me
like you know it all
make me smile
make me feel human.
can you be with me
tell me you care
secure my soul
save my body.
can you please stay with me
I don't want to be alone
can you please don't leave me
alone in this cold world?
you can't leave me here
please take me back with you
please love me
I can be a pretty child
I can smile..
please don't leave me
stay with me
take care of me
just don't leave me
I'm so young
I can just see your feet
I will grow..
you can learn to love me..
Losing MyselfI had all but thrown away my faith in everythingLosing Myself12 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
drained my hope to the palest shade of white
wanted everything to end, yearning for peace again and again
i had given up
and then i saw my golden light
in the most angelic form of you
you are my faith in everything
and my hope I've sought so long
you became my saviour with your touch
the breath of life hidden inside your kiss
you are my everything in a world where everything i use to have
was as solid as soft mist
you are the pieces i need to make me whole again
Now i only yearn for the days
when i get to wake up to the safety of your arms
and the brush of your hair against my face
and the days when we can hold each other
the breeze carressing our skin
and i gaze deeply into your eyes
and drown myself into your soul
and lose myself in you
The Midnight SnackThe Midnight SnackThe Midnight Snack12 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Smoke wafting up
The burning cigarette
so much like the
passing of time, slow, methodical
like fake granite, multi-colred cotton
focusing, the burning in the back of my throat
the burning, taste of blood, the annoying voices
pounding, piercing, somehow soothing
and somehow unnoticed
sitting here alone, yet surrounded
and yet we ponder, our next move
this strange taste
like melted plastic
or perhaps the taste of death
tingling on my tongue
refreshing yet revolting
cleasing yet dirty
the slow suicide, yet we don't notice
or perhaps we notice and we just don't care
but arent we all slowly dying
slowly burning out
fading out like fashion
the night calls
Copyright _ 2000 Sycophant/Tim Merrill
BurntToAshesI can not see, This is extremely peculiarBurntToAshes12 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
for I know that I am not blind
I suppose I am in complete darkness
I feel crowded and enclosed very tightly
Somehow I know that I am not alone
I can not move
Despite my disability of movement
I can feel, smell, and see
nothing but darkness all around me
My nose is burning severely from the
strong redolence of tobacco
An opening is what I see
It is expanding as it lets light in
To shine on me
The brightness of the light intensifies
as the lid further opens and
I can no longer see
I just don't carry present knowledge
of anything around me
What's going on?
It is tilting!
My sight has returned and there is
this man looking straight at me
I'm high in the air
This fear and confusion
I can no longer bear
His lips are at the bottom of me
What's wrong with this guy?
Is he crazy?
I hear a snapping sound and
all of the sudden I can feel the heat
coming from a bright firing flame
I can't talk, but
I can see
and this psychopath
pathospathos12 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
look at me
yeah and I don't think I showed her a very good time that night
she shows me her back so often these days
all is love
is this how you taste
a cloying purple
show me how it works
or just walk away
I should be dead
this rotor should be smooth
she said she burned it
we can't fucking fix it
under such heat
under such extreme conditions
wear and tear is inevitable
parts break after overuse
it's already smashed
piles of dust
piles of paper
and why should I hoard these?
don't draw the line too close
please don't go
it hurts to kill a beautiful thing
you're not smiling
I want very much for that girl to ask me to dance
black electrical tape confided in me broke contracts for me
told me I had no right
I'm sorry this sounds so mean and weird and blunt and rude
but yeah I'm all right
yeah I think I did lose a friend
at least I understand the dynamic
but you're still not smiling
I want very much for that girl to dance with me
she won't look at me anymore