Skin Deep.Skin Deep.11 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I looked into the glass today,
And quickly did I look away.
For what I saw was nothing good,
That shamed the ground on which I stood.
I do not possess attractive looks;
Quite unlike ones in fashion books.
Awkward and strange do I live my life,
Dealing always with this mental strife.
A message repeats within my head,
"Not at all pretty? Better off dead!"
Have ever you heard of the Ugly Duck?
I'll remain in this stage for all my luck.
I will never be seen for what's inside,
So I suppose it's now the time to hide.
To hide myself where they can't see
What shames their eyes to look at me.
I wonder what it is 'they've' got,
That will never tie me with their lot.
They are not 'smart' and don't read books,
But are truly loved for their stunning looks.
And then I wonder, am I loved at all?
Or will I steadily continue to fall?
Will I ever be loved in that special way?
Will I ever have what 'they' have today?
Won't they see who I am for what I can be?
Or will they hate who I am;
BulimiaBulimia10 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I was always watching her. Every second of every day. I loved her like she was mine.
She ran her finger over her 8mm flesh hole and gazed at his number printed on her hand. She copied the number in to her mobile and walked in to the bathroom. She looked at herself in the mirror, her scruffy black hair, black eyes, too much make up, pale skin, chequered mini skirt, black corset, fishnets and big boots, she was your ultimate rebellion. She peeled off her sweaty, gig clothes and turned on the shower. She turned back to the mirror, how she hated herself. She ran her hands down the sides of her slender body and turned to the toilet to puke up the contents of todays meals. She wiped the tears from her eyes and the sick from her mouth when she was done. She forced a smile and muttered to herself 'I have control'. She stepped in to the shower and let the water run down her grubby body. She admired the bruises that were appearing over her body, that's what you get for being hardcore at shows.
EucalyptusEucalyptus8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
her skirts are so thick
if you spun her upside down
she would open up like a rose-
violent yellow pumps
and bubble ankles on
lanky blue legs, waving like stamen in the rain.
she's pollinating all over the room
a good thing to ask would be
why have I waited so long.
Do you remember burning me around your neck? I singed your hair, but didn't say anything.
It just curled from my fingers.
I sit far away now-
wrapped around my new love like a cat,
telling ghost stories and missing your shoulders,
flicking back and forth against the subway walls.
I got a letter today
a train schedule
another reminder of my
residence in the wings.
why have I waited so long?
I remember the day
you sat in my livingroom
somber, surrounded by fruit,
while I ran back and forth
miserable and sweating, trying to
find something appropriate to wear at the funeral.
you played at his memorial
and I watched
leaning back on the carpet and forgetting
entirely where I was.
SuicideSuicide9 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Bottle of poison.
Sitting at feet.
Eyes now weak.
English Poems 2Drowning in DepressionEnglish Poems 28 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Can you tell she hides behind a mask?
One covered by giggles, smiles and laughs?
Can you tell she's the girl who always cries,
And makes up for it with all her lies?
She manages to smile,
When her heart screams to cry.
There are even days when she wishes to die.
She's the shy moon, hiding behind clouds
Keeping secrets hidden away.
She feels abandoned like a lost little dog
Wishing someone would just come along
Someone who'd like her, and just take her home,
Giving her love, giving her hope,
And helping her when her back's against the rope.
Maybe someday she'll have lots of fun,
And maybe, just maybe, you'll be the one
Who gets her to really laugh and really smile,
Even if it is for only a short while.
Waiting for her Love
She sits by the pond with a smile on her face,
Waiting for someone who'll make her heart race.
She looks around with a parasol in hand
Trying to find someone she can call her man.
With her eyes as blue as the cheongsam she wore,
Social MurderSocial Murder9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
You, Mister Fox
in your business suit,
rallying the sheep
and leading them to
Do you feel remorse
at the stains on
or the ink on
I didn't think so.
You, Marble Statue
for the masses,
an idol for the weak.
Do you fear the cracks
in your façade
and time itself?
I think you do.
You, Shadowed Snake,
with a thousand faces.
Do you know who
your well constructed
You don't, do you?
In this time-rich tapestry,
we're molded by
Fleshy robots, programmed daily
and drinking ignorance.
Do you plead guilty
to this social murder?
I didn't think so.
Prologue - EnvisagePrologue - Envisage10 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
She shivers silently in the cold of the night. Her long dark purple tinted hair is wet from the snow, and so are her clothes. As she sighs, she sees her breath as she breathes out. She slips her hands into her sleeves to keep from being so cold. How did things get this way?
Sighing sadly, she sits outside upon the snow beneath a naked tree, staring at the exit gates of the little town. How she wished she could leave, but this was her place to be, this was her home. She had never been beyond the town gates.
She didn't know a single thing about the world outside her town. She was an orphan; her place was in an orphanage, nothing more.
She had snuck out of the orphanage that night as the lady of the house had yelled at her that night for speaking when not being told. She hated that place, she hated that lady. She hated it all.
From a far she could hear the sound of laughter, laughter of a devilish nature coming from the bar towards her left. What would be so amusing at this time of the ni
A New Spin on Sin - RevisedA New Spin on Sin - Revised9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
An insatiable appetite
For wanton moans to fill the night
(the time when you are mine) -
My loss of self-control overwhelms me
(and is tinted with blood and loathing).
And I know
(though I'm blinded),
This is not love
(however confused, at least not for you) -
Lust can be deadly...
A terrible thirst parches my throat
(but it is a small penance)
And I overindulge in your sweet nectar
(even if it may cause addiction) -
My unwitting heart feeds on your attention
(and the pain you force onto me).
And I know
(though I crave the excess),
This is not love
(however many times I binge and purge myself of you) -
Gluttony can be deadly...
You search in the shadows
(through filth and crumbs)
For a lucky, pathetic soul
(that you may feast upon) -
My willing one waits in the foreground
(with longing eyes).
And I know
(though jealousy courses through my veins),
This is not love
(however much I help to ease the disappointment and loss) -
Envy can be deadly...
Undying LustMany miles we're apartUndying Lust7 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Many moons pass us
But you're always with me
Right here in my heart
I can't explain the feeling
Can't put it into words
But I know when I see your eyes
My loneliness starts to heal
Many tears I've cried
Every one just for you
I tried to ignore it
Tried to run away
But I came back
Because you're like my sanctuary
Everything about you
Is so charming and beautiful
Your beauty makes me melt
Your voice makes me nervous
And being in your arms
Is the one place I'd rather be
I understand if you don't feel the same
I just had to say these words
Because I never met a guy like you
Never adored such a name
Amber Pools - the whole storyAmber Pools - the whole story10 years ago in Teen More Like This
Prelude: Dream of Me
I'm not sure how I ended up in front of the church, but at the moment it didn't seem to matter. I stood at the foot of the stone steps in a deep blue fitted gown. Blue? What happened to black? Well guessed I must not be there for a funeral... With blue flowers in my hair and a white rose in my hand, I wandered through the large wooden doors, hoping I looked like I belonged. I'm not sure why the sudden impulse to go there, I just knew that I had to.
No one seemed to notice me as I made my way through the church halls. I walked easily, letting my feet guide me as if I had been there many times before. I came to a chapel decorated with pink delicate roses. How nauseating. I slipped into the back pew and placed my rose beside me. Things were making little sense. I looked around me, not recognizing anyone. Why was I in a church at a wedding?
Hold on my HeartHold on my Heart.Hold on my Heart9 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
that run around inside of my heart
Posted on the chart
that mean so much to me
Wars different now it seams
Jets are loud
As they fly across the darkened sky
Hearts sink down
We all start to cry.
Hold on my heart
Hold on my heart
Now we depart
Now that it is darkened
You are gone
While a bloody war is being fought
with just a song
and a lesson to be taught
And you're never going to come back
Of the attack.
Hold on my heart.
Hold on my heart.
Now we depart
Now that it is over
Laughing while the sun is going away
will be their day.
I will watch
As I'm standing here in the cold.
If only I were them
Little would I know.
Hold on my heart.
Hold on my heart.
Now we depart
Now that I am dying.
Of An End to Sticks and StonesOf An End to Sticks and Stones9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Of an End to Sticks and Stones
Broken wings no longer
fan the flame, so fragile.
Tender kisses caress
your scars no more.
Troubled eyes now closed,
their pain forever silenced;
a soul at peace.
Feel the quiet of bondage
released; a quirky smile;
head just askew.
Playful eyes to wipe the tears away
freedom has been found.
Weightless, to start again;
prices paid and lessons learned-
cycles begin once more.
May I have the next dance?
S. Nycole Bridle 4/1/2006
She Would Have Said YesShe Would Have Said Yes6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Sirius Black stood with his hands braced on the fridge in his kitchen, he hung his head as low as it would go, gripped the small object in his right hand tightly and sighed.
...This is how James found him a few minutes later...
He tried for a few conversation starters, but something like Id give you a hug buddy, but that would be a little gay, seemed rather jerk-ish at the moment. He settled for giving Sirius a squeeze on the shoulder.
Sirius stiffened and then brushed James away, Thanks Prongs, he managed, but Id like to be left alone right now.
No problem, Ill tell everyone you said thankyou for attending.
Sirius nodded, not trusting his voice.
Sirius Black had not been able to make even the very small speech he had wanted to at the funeral, he counted it as a personal failure on his part... hed had to get Remus to read it for him...
There at last when the marllon-leaves were falling, but spring had not
PersephoneDaughter of Nature,Persephone9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Beauty in tangible form.
Truly a goddess,
She could rule any kingdom she desired,
But never could she conquer love.
With pleading eyes
Wide and sparkling with hope,
She begs the heavens
Not to cry for her,
Not to waste a raindrop
Or cast a cloud of doubt.
She was willing to go to hell
Just to be with him.
She was willing to leave
Her pulsating aura of light
Just to soften his darkness
Ever so slightly.
She begs for someone to listen,
The choice was all her own.
She was not forced,
Except by that force,
So compelling, penetrating,
She was willing to lose it all
To get her sole desire,
Her soul's desire,
How can she explain?
Surrounded by darkness
Which cultivates only
The most primal of feelings,
She follows her impulses at last.
Consumed by night,
She is hidden at last
From the critical world
Suspended so high above.
She begs the earth not to cry,
But to peer a little closer.
She was willing to go to he
EmoEmo8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Falling, feeling so weightless.
So free, falling headfirst into…
I opened my eyes and saw,
Darkness and I fell into its embrace.
Into the nothingness,
The abyss is so quiet.
So peaceful and serene,
Is this death?
I never imagined it like this…
I smiled at the emptiness before me.
I could have sworn it smiled back.
I lay at the cold marbles of emptiness.
I began to dream.
I dreamt of…
Bright light flashed into my vision.
I woke up with a start.
"Are you all right?"
"Yes" I said, as I felt your comforting hand on my shoulder.
This is just a dream after all…
A Brief PoemA Brief Poem9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Stabbed with a sword of my own creation,
I hide myself behind a mask to protect me from what i want,
I'm seen for what I'm not.
Those who know me fail to truly see what I hide,
Myself, a ghost.
My skin too tells a lie,
harbouring a tan which I should not have.
With the others it fades.
To be left with the truth one day.
Should I face my fears.
Blind to my lies are the people who could help me,
struggling to stay away I hurt them.
With words as strong as steel I cut them, to keep them from the truth I hide.
Do i lie so far?
My friends, though I have none, like me still.
The phone never rings, but the bell should toll.
The Reaper's blade I await,
I do not hide my throat.
Blocked from view my heart beats,
does it want to be free?
I love but I do not feel,
that which I cannot touch I want the most.
Am I dust in the wind or do I hold a soul behind this mask.
The one whom I love hides in a land far away,
my mask halting my attempts to reach her.
Family, close and not, believe me to be
Fighting For DesireFighting For Desire10 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Desire was like a rope,
Tied to both their souls,
It pulled them closer,
Though the world said no,
His heart beat for her,
His soul longed for her,
His lips begged for his kiss,
His hands longed for her skin,
Her eyes longed to see him,
Her fingers to brush across his face,
Her lips to meet his,
Her soul to tangle with his,
Desire screamed between them,
Their passion was overwhelming,
Bringing them both to tears,
They needed each other,
He glanced down from his home,
Hoping to see her face,
She looked up from her resting place,
To find his form in the clouds,
Desire sizzled like lightning,
Looking for its outlet,
Begging for release,
Dieing for embrace,
His wings fluttered in the breeze,
His body ached for her,
His senses alert to her call,
His heart sining for her,
Her scales glistened in the sun,
Her hair flowing over her shoulders,
She craved his voice,
Her voice singing out his name,
Desire needed fulfillment,
Desire became to strong,
Desire burned in their veins,
Desire needed sat
ShatteredShattered10 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The fairness of your mind,
Describing you in time,
Slit marks are so deep,
Enough for you to drink,
Blank stares into space,
Just like your ribbion and your lace,
That's put up in your hair,
And put up round your arms,
They cover all your scars,
The horrid marks from your past,
You can't remember childhood,
But it's all good to you,
The hurt and the abuse,
That you were suffering through,
No one sees inside,
The disorders in your mind,
Back and forth you go,
And no one seems to notice,
Your drifting far away,
Letting go, wondering astray,
If you let me live to die,
I'll die to live a life,
Do the oppisite of what you're told,
Reversing things to behold,
A life not quite worth living,
But also not quite worth losing.
Crushed By A CrushYou ever wanted someone so badCrushed By A Crush10 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
That you were willing to sell your soul to have them
To give them your all
For them to be your last and your everything
But you only find out that they dont return your feelings
They give you the cold shoulder
And when you look at them with one of your closet friends
You see them having fun
Laughing and you cant get the fact that they are talking about you
Out of your head
You feel your body squirm
At the thought of being alone
And at the thought that all you put in
All you tried to do was a complete waste of your time
You go home and you cry out your heart
To a few pages in a book
Hoping someone would show you pity
Someone would actually care for you
But when they do you could care less
Because your stuck on that hurt
Your stuck on all the pain
Your frustrated that you cant get
The weight of your own crush off of you
And so in your mind and in your heart you die
And your friends no longer want to be around you
Because your a sack of nothin
A pile of pity
Collection of PoemsTell meCollection of Poems11 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Tell me that they lie.
The voices in my head,
that are saying
It's my fault.
Don't tell me
That it was fate.
The truth will always be
If I hadn't have done that
Then this wouldn't have
So tell me they lie.
That it really isn't
You are never alone.
Everything you've been through,
All you have seen,
You're not the first.
So when you feel
like everything is too much
Remember this and know
You're not alone.
I will always be here
for there is no where
I'd rather be
Then right here
Helping you through
all that pains you.
You're not alone,
and if you give me
I'll never be alone either.
I don't care.
I've been hurt so many times.
I just can't care.
Everyone is gone,
and I am force to go on.
I hate everything.
Nothing is worth keeping,
everything is shadowed by sin.
I am not one to judge,
but I keep going on.
I am lost.
Long ago all I found was confusion,
my reasoning too cruel to list
Chosen OneThe one you ask for aid.Chosen One10 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
He who is never afraid.
The one you go to
because he'll come through.
The person who does so much,
Always busy but stays in touch.
It constantly amazes you
The many things he can do.
Questions unanswered, maybe you're lost
He will help you without cost.
Ever ready to grant a favor
As though his life is devoted to labor.
You wonder when he takes a break
You shrug not realizing it's time he can't make.
His every spare moment spent in service
Not like it's something you would miss.
His days are constantly stolen away
Your smile and kind word his only pay.
Having no idea his needs take backseat to yours
You call him to help with some chores.
All the time he's stretched too thin
But that never stops you from asking again.
It happens all too often.Their eyes met across the crowded dance floorIt happens all too often.5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
And he just turned back to his friends laughing
She knew it was about her
How when he'd said those three special words
She'd spoken them back so readily
Only she told the truth.
Her innocent demise.There's a subtle hint of perfectionHer innocent demise.5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
And just a whiff, a jot, a full stop on a page
Everything I've ever dreamt of
In the way she slightly inclines her head to the side
When faced with a moment of confusion.
That smile, though fake and forced,
Is a pretty, yet solitary reminder of the 'her' that I used to know.
I can hardly believe, when I stumble across ancient pictures
Just how much change has occurred.
When jealousy and discrimination have lead
To destroy her heart and soul.
They never think of the consequences
When they're just "having a laugh".
Now she's picture perfect,
flawless, dressed to kill and made up like a magazine front cover.
When I look past the expensive outfits
And the beauty care that cost the world
I just see that helpless little girl
Overwhelmed by the world
Unsure whether popularity is a gift or a curse.
She inhales the poison from another lit cigarette
But I don't know who it's killing more,
Her, or me.
When you've seen mor