The Girl Behind The MaskShe's the girl that holds the smile.The Girl Behind The Mask3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Vibrance shines in her bright brown eyes.
It is her laughter that you hear ringing
down the desolate school halls.
The girl who's heart is greater than gold.
The girl who's smile is forced,
her glowing eyes hiding tears.
Laughter that turns cold,
a heart heavier than gold.
She hides behind her mask,
a talent she's had for far too long.
I see it, when she turns away from the crowd.
When she hides behind sweaters,
as if they'll shield her thoughts,
stating that she's cold in the balmy month of June.
But see, i know that girl behind the mask.
Her arm shakes
as she puts pen to paper.
Her breath catches
as she tries to remember to breathe.
Memories haunt her,
Of the alchoholic father
who's drunk himself over the edge.
Of the depressed mother
who's scared wrists still fighten her.
The blood spattered room that she can't escape from.
The psychotic brother
who's life is going nowhere,
as his friend,
who only he can see,
talks to him.
Her fears control her n
Afraid and Alone...Tears stream downAfraid and Alone...6 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
from forlorn eyes
A fountain of purest substance,
flooded with lies...
Tainted by insult;
my disrespected youth
Shrouded in deceit
and deviated from the truth.
Beaten down by those
who held my trust...
And taken advantage of
with a searing lust
with anything that I said;
Whether 'twas fib or fact,
my tears were shed.
I barely withstood
their trembling fury
Tormented and questioned
by my own kinsmen's jury...
I could take it no longer;
the road was too rough...
My virtue was eclipsing;
silence and faith wasn't enough
I lost my path in dusk;
my innocence fled to darker lands
With a box of sharp objects,
I took matters into my own hands...
Shrouded by mists of confusion and pain,
I didn't know what to do
Left afraid and alone,
there was not one soul I could turn to...
And even if there was...
They wouldn't have cared to know...
They wouldn't have cared at all...
And they wouldn't have understood.
PoetsUs poetsPoets4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
We obtained our gifts
Of literature, and prose
We understand how to decode
Amazing pieces and become inspired
By amazing poets before us
We try to understand the feelings
The poets come across in their poetry
We know how to strike emotions
In our reader's hearts
We accomplish so many things to become poets
Because in the end
Poetry is the one thing that matters
Even angels hurt.Why cant you see?Even angels hurt.4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
This love is real
Look into my eyes
This isnt just for show
Take my hand
come be with me
pick eachother up as we fall
Walking this path together
Forget the pain of being alone
You have me
Forever i shall be
Yours and yours only.
Let's Play a Game“Let’s play a game,” Death said to me.Let's Play a Game6 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
“And whoever wins the first ten rounds will get a second life for free.
The rules are simple, so listen to me.
You must first be born a he or she
With traits categorized, one to three;
The rest will come later, you will see.
You will begin off with guidance and support partially.
Loneliness will come upon you when you are not healthy mentally,
But you will be the key to unlock an antidote to your own disease…possibly.
The trick to the game, though, is to live fully and responsibly without a visit from me.
Live 100 years the way you want, and I’ll gladly give another life to thee.”
“Let’s play a game,” Life said to me
“And whoever wins the first ten rounds will get to live for eternity.
The game is tricky, so listen carefully.
You will be born a he or she
And from the very beginning given a number, one to three.
The numbers represent a path you are willing to go without attempting t
Let's Talk About RevengeShatter the mind like glass,Let's Talk About Revenge10 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
But what shall you obtain?
A thoughtless zombie
Or another lost to insanity.
Go and break one's heart,
And what shall remain?
A never ending anger,
A forever raging hate.
Extinguish a burning spirit,
What arises from the smoke?
Nothing but dying embers
Snuffed out by a boot.
Take away a living soul,
And what shall you leave behind?
An empty husk of someone
Who was loved by many.
That's what happened to my sister,
Do you remember that little girl?
The one you took from my family,
A wound that will never heal.
After what you've done
Why do you not suffer as well?
Why does evil like you live on
While beauty like her died?
What gives you the right to live?
It is only fair if you repay your debt.
You deserve to suffer that fate
Just as my sister had to.
I know this wont change things,
And my sister won't return.
Is this really what she would want?
No, I can't think if this now.
I have a plan in my mind,
And I want what I deserve.
So after all that's happened,
The Dragon and the ButterflyThe dragon and the butterflyThe Dragon and the Butterfly6 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Met so spontaneous, yet righteous as well
It was in a magical place
At a magical age
Under the stars and away from time
Two different creatures
One Mystical, One real
One gorgeous, One grand
At the birth of the night
The two became acquainted
Telling jokes and stories
Having laughs and cheers
All ignorant innocence, just waiting to be sheared
Through the middle of it a true connection could be seen
Their eyes would align
With hearts getting near
They would dance in the air
Under the moon in her glory
Singing songs of taboo
Congruent to their love
Near the death of the night
Things began to settle down
Excitement lowered and Hope heightened
Two creatures entangled under the stars
Hoping for the future
Hoping too far
At the death of night
The two had to aside
Both telling each other that their time together hasn’t ended once in for all
The dragon, in the morning, already in nostalgia
He progresses to find his butterfly
But sadly no wings in air but his
Sasuke Uchiha: The Brother 1Sasuke Uchiha: The BrotherSasuke Uchiha: The Brother 13 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Chapter 1: A stranger?
Sasuke realized that he always have hated the crowded places. He hated this yacht since it was full with people, he couldn't breathe. Naruto said that it would be fun, yeah it was really fun! Sasuke sighed angrily and looked at the ocean. He could see port from here, they were near to it. 'If I jump,' thought Sasuke. 'How is the possibilities that I can get on the earth healthy?' he thought then shook his head to this stupid thought. 'Hang on Sasuke.' he thought to himself. 'Only one or two hours more then it would be done.' he kept thinking when he started to walk, drinking his beer slowly. "Sasuke-kun!" he heard Karin's voice. "We finally found you!" said Ino, stopping in front of him. 'Oh great!' he thought. 'This was the least thing that I need.' he kept thinking. "Where are you going?" asked Sakura, smiling to him.
Sasuke clinched his fist and kept walking. 'Why can't they mind their own business for once?' he asked to himself. "Wa
Tough CrowdJenny led the way to the clearing. "This is going to be the best campout ever!" she promised.Tough Crowd3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"I'll believe that when I see it," someone pouted.
"Oh, cheer up," Jenny prodded. "I have a surprise for everyone!"
"I hope it's a way out of here," someone else complained.
"Where do you find these people?" Jay asked Jenny.
"They're friends from online," Jenny answered through clenched teeth.
"They make me want to get rid of my computer," Jay grunted, and Jenny laughed out loud.
"That'll be the day! Then how would we keep up?" she demanded.
"Carrier pigeon," Jay said with a smirk.
Right then, the group arrived at the clearing. Jenny instructed everyone to set up camp, and Jay started by opening a big bag of charcoal briquettes. Jenny advised everyone else to help him, but in the end, only she did. As she carefully poured lighter fluid, Jay resumed conversation.
"Couldn't we have come out here alone?" he wondered.
"Yeah, but we could come out here alone any time," she reasoned.
Jay shivered. I
Only HerTo have all the riches in the world,Only Her7 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
And give it up for your love.
To be the leader of an empire
Toppled to be with your true queen.
When loved by everyone,
But loving only one.
To have all eyes upon you,
Yet yours only see her.
You'd promise your only life
In exchange for her happiness.
Even if you couldn't have her,
You still try to reach for her.
As you look up at the night sky
And think how many stars there are;
There are as many as you can imagine,
But only one that you want.
ColdFireFire is my passion,ColdFire6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Consuming my pain
I am forever drawn to it,
Seduced by the flame
The heat, it tempts me,
To do such evil things
I am compelled to go forth,
And spread my burning wings
Cold are my emotions,
I am filled with icy rage
It wants to spring forth,
To be released from it's frigid cage
It is a cold fire,
That burns in my soul
It lies just beneath the surface,
And is but rarely shown
jlp November 2, 2009
The SanctuaryI've been "trapped" in here,The Sanctuary10 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
A small, white prison.
At least that's how it looks,
To those on the outside.
Though it's different to me,
For I see things different.
It's not a guarded prison,
But rather a pure sanctuary.
It protects me from the outsiders,
Though who can not see.
Those who think differently,
Than many of us here.
I take pity upon them though,
Disappointed they will never know.
Know the bliss and serenity
That comes with our knowledge.
So while they see this "prison",
But only from the outside.
I am on the inside of this,
This great sanctuary of peace.
A wave of DepressionDepression rushes over me,A wave of Depression6 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Like a wave over stones.
A tidal wave.
My world turned upside down,
Unable to find the surface.
Every thing uprooted,
Anchors I planted to keep me safe.
Now far way
It forces me to crash,
Breaking down every thing I made.
Making me let go
Go on alone.
At High Tide"Momma... I have to go now..." I murmured, kneeling in front of the gravestone. "Why... did you have to name him my guardian? He's never met me... Never called... Not even a birthday card... So why him? Why do I have to move so far away from you and all of my friends to live with him?" I fell forward a little, tears starting to stream down my cheeks. I watched as my tears fell to the earth beneath my hands, soaking into the recently turned, rich soil.At High Tide3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Braden! It's time to go!" my aunt called from beside the taxi. I rubbed the tears off my face before slowly getting to my feet.
"Goodbye, Momma..." I murmured, slowly turning to head back to the car. It had been a selfish side trip of mine to have a chance to say goodbye before I boarded the plane that would take me all the way to what felt like the other side of the world. I slipped into the backseat with my aunt, letting her pull me to her side. She'd taken care of me for the last year while my mother had only grown sicker and more wea
Saying GoodbyeI feel trappedSaying Goodbye7 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
I went from top
To rock bottom.
I've been mopped
Off the floor.
I am weak from fatigue
I am dead from the war.
Mind is gone.
Insanity fills the room
Laughter in the halls.
This is the point of no return
I've crossed over the line.
So this is my end
You must say goodbye.