Love-sickDo you see the symptoms?
Do you see the scratches on my knees,
Or the way I freeze?
I have scars from falling for you,
And frost bites whenever you talk.
You say my face is red?
It's probably sun burnt,
From the way you shine.
You say I never reply?
Its not because I'm shy,
It's just that you leave me tongue tied.
My condition can't be healed
With a trip to the hospital.
Because there is only one antidote:
Open, Closeda. inertia lies in wait soOpen, Closed2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
when my open lips meet yours
my shoulder breaks and my eyes
snap shut. our tongues slide together
like whales flung ashore; seeking
water. my skin clings to your skin
while your tongue pries my breaths
apart and dissects my jaws. you harvest
my kisses, and i don't see a thing.
under my fingers is a full moon, and
their eyes soak in the curves and
rivers of your sleek earthen skin.
b. you hold your eyes open despite
cold nerves to watch the shifting
patterns of my eyelashes. breathing
in my sighs of pleasure and
memorizing the texture of my tongue,
your eyes are learning me. gently
you press your body into mine
and fold flower fingers into my
mane of hair. frost clings
to the raw edges of your lungs,
shaking like icicles under
siege. we continue merging spines;
whether the waves will stop or not.
Injured: Heart and AllWhen I touchedInjured: Heart and All2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
the blade to my
When I saw
the blood dripping
down my arm
When I tried
to lick the
blood off it tasted
too much of guilt.
But my injured
heart felt the
pain more than
ImpetusIt is when spirit has released itsImpetus2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
circle into a sea of impetus-
the will of force, to start and end
a journey past, and then begin again.
Traditional spells aside,
with much to abort and to abide,
to assuage the widow moon's bridge-keeper
with bribes of all that you promise her.
Lest you wade the murky depths in the
guise of an albino salamander,
avoiding consumption while traversing
the maze of surface fires
that block the way, and flotillas of
their tentacles rife with voltage
to your slithering canopy.
And from the mantle of your blindness
you sense amidst the current
a jagged danger on the far side
where brittle struts from bone of baleen
threaten to sabotage the integrity
of your shape-shifting escape.
Little-known the consequences.
No book of shadows to guide us,
nor the written divination of runes, or
reed scriptures from the after world.
The encryption simply reads that
there is nothing more, once it is begun.
SpeechlessI love how:Speechless2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The moment you put your arms around me,
I forget everything and don't hear a thing.
Even though you were talking to me,
Not a word could come out of my mouth.
Now if I could finally get my thoughts into words,
Then you would understand why.
Why I never seem to have the right response
Or why I seem deaf whenever you speak.
Its not because I'm ignoring you,
It's just that you leave me tongue tied.
But how am I ever going to tell you,
If everytime I see you, I'm speechless...
When I'm with youI know why my words are jumbled,When I'm with you2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
There are no words that could possibly
Describe what I feel when I'm with you
UnexpectedIt seems hopeless, but at leastUnexpected3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
We get to spend time together
It could stay like this forever
Until my feelings fade
Or if you find out.
You may leave or stay.
I could just stand outside
And watch things change
Or I can finally tell you.
But when will I find the courage?
I was caught by surprise
I never thought this would happen
I'm foolish and scared.
And I'm finding it hard
To believe in my heart.
KnowWhen I thought I knew everythng about you,Know2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
It turns out I knew nothing at all.
She Wrote, He SangOnce there was a girl who wrote poems instead of sleeping and sheShe Wrote, He Sang3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Loved a boy who sang when he didn't know she listened
She wrote, "Dear boy, I love you"
And he sang, "Dear girl, I cannot love you back"
This answer did not satisfy and did not deter her
So she waited more and wrote less
For three months she waited with pen poised above paper
Her mind too full of him to bring her hand to write
Then she wrote, "Dear boy, I loved you enough to wait"
And he sang, "Dear girl, I am glad you waited"
The boy started singing sweetly in her ear
The girl wrote no more so that she could listen instead
With nothing but ecstasy in the corners of her heart
Her pen lay dormant for many a month
Then he sang, "Dear girl, I am going to leave you"
And she wrote, "Dear boy, I don't wish you to go"
But the boy could not be contained by the look in the girl's eye
And he ran while she chose to walk behind
While he ran, he unknowingly injected power into her pen
And sucked out the love-drenched words tha
TodayToday is yesterday's tomorrow,Today2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Today is tomorrow's yesterday.
If you live in yesterday's sorrow,
Your tomorrow will be full of dismay.
DorkyI trip over non existant cracks,Dorky2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I run into trees that are in plain sight,
I've fallen on my face while riding a bike,
I'm such dork
But it's okay with me!
BelievingI realized that I do believe in:Believing3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Love at first sight
Happily ever after
Love that always prevails
I'm still waiting for my Prince Charming
To come into my life
On his white horse
And sweep me off my feet
You can call foolish and childish
But I can believe whatever I want.
And what if I am still a child?
Dear words.I think I've lost my words and rythym.Dear words.2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Black and white.
Those words that were the only out put of my feelings.
Now I see colors and scenes.
A new point of view, and expression.
At what cost?
Where have my dear words gone?
Search for the fireWhat good is itSearch for the fire3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
If i just sit and dream?
What good is it
If i just give up?
What good is it
If I never even try
I ask myself this
But I'm convinced
that just can't.
It seems like I've already given up.
yet, a part of my still burns
if not only faintly
Now all I have to do is find it.
Find that little flame,
feed it, and grow it into a
full blown FIRE
TwistedTheTwisted3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
think of the good times. You would have missed it.
Make meMake me speechlessMake me2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Everytime I see you.
Make all the blood rush to my face
Whenever our eyes meet.
Make my heart jump to the sky
When you hold my hand
And when I finally meet you,
Make me fall in love.
Perfect StrangersIt was only a glancePerfect Strangers2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Perhaps my only chance,
To make it into something
The thought was very tempting.
But it only took one look
Then I'm a fish on a hook.
Though not a word came out,
You became all I thought about
We knew nothing about each other,
Except we both want to be together.
but at every opportunity we nod
and wonder with an urge to prod.
Until one of us gives it a shove,
We'll be perfect strangers in love.
Trying to TryI feel so lowTrying to Try3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I try to stand tall
But you're so much taller
and I'm just too afraid to fall
I feel like i don't try
I don't try enough in anything
I see it all around me
Those people who tried
I really do try to try
But I can't seem to defeat it
Defeat that beast that guards the gate
the gate that leads beyond average
When will i defeat the beast?
self-imagecan we tradeself-image4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
just for a while;
i want to see myself
the way you do.
I'm... different.With strangers I'm:I'm... different.3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Quiet and intimidating
With best friends I'm:
Hyper, crazy, and annoying
With people I just know I'm:
Calm, smart-sounding, and artistic
With people I like I'm:
timekeeper.My skin is see-through,timekeeper.1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
exposed to eyes
before and behind
that stare at my naked tendons.
My bones glint
with the colour and sheen of brass,
the commoner's gold;
my skeleton is on display,
imprisoned beneath fake glass.
When I was born,
deep valleys were carved in my
gunmetal shell, notching forests
of leaves and grass-governed fields
in spirals - lacing ribs
with twitching wheels, cut from steel.
Lines were tattooed upon my face
or sliced with needles -
I never could tell between red ink
or blood, as it bubbled up
but then my fluttering quartz heart
was often still, no typewriter clicks
nor hummingbird wings for a pulse.
Forgotten friend, I merely sleep
by the window, flimsy sticks
piercing my pivot nose -
only pointing at the right
numbers no more than
twice a day.
Under__________________________________Under1 year ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
I hid from you again today
Mind numb, heart cold and freezing
I'll never have the strength to say,
It hurts when it's so easy
It's quiet in this shadow life
I lead beneath the floor
My wit's grown like a broken knife
Not useful anymore
But cutting still, despite its wear
And dangerous to handle:
The universe I carve with care,
A double-edged warm candle
The time I bought to write this out
Was stole from other tasks
Is what you'd say, without a doubt
"...We love you," if I asked
You love me: truth so granite-set
But -- please forgive -- it's hard
When all you see's my silhouette
Not each component shard
I still believe that better days
Are waiting 'round the bend
For now, hello there, Internet! *waves*
*closes eyes, hits send*
Open Me UpOpen me up.Open Me Up1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Cracking bones, tugging veins, puncturing lungs.
Every piece of my rib cage and every vital organ in my body: twisted.
Stomping on promises and hope, this was not supposed to happen.
(You were not supposed to give in and I am not supposed to forgive.)
I did not know that love could ever be so fickle.
My heart beat raced for you, longing, wanting, loving, promising, needing.
But I was wrong and I don't know where that happened.
-Twisting and tumbling through my arteries, you spewed lies into me and I was thrown off balance.
(No matter how many times I can possibly be told otherwise, I always end up blaming myself.)
You knew it was important and you knew it was special and you knew how in love I was.
Betrayal was always too close for comfort.
(And you thought that I was the one that didn't deserve trusting?)
My splintered bones are still awaiting the final blow that makes it impossible for me to forgive you but it is not coming and I can not stay away from you.
(You should ha