Living Under Strange TyrannyLiving Under Strange Tyranny10 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I know you old friend
You come to me in twilight
You are fashioned from flesh and from silk
Yet your grip is wrought iron
I know your gaze well
It chills me to my spine
Yet your soft whisper leaves me flush and burning
You tempt me mock me thrill me and discard me
Your cruel instruction not a lesson learned
But a lesson engraved in my flesh
By your dull blade shall my blood spill
By your taunts and torments I loathe and yearn
The oddest moment of clarity
Stolen by your bitter seduction
The purity of desire misinterpreted as innocence
The wry smile of understanding spreads across my dry cracked lips
I prepare to feed from you
I want to taste the essence of your sweet milk
Yet you withdraw from me
You leave me alone in a dark chamber
Calling out your name (oh tyrant)
Like a scorned lover weeping for what once was
And should never have been
Chess.Take two steps back,Chess.9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
rewind the time.
I can't move forwards when you are now so far behind.
Shake it off,
it won't go away.
I can't move forwards when you are on my mind again.
Step back again,
I can't move forwards when you are in so much pain.
Caught between this,
and what it was.
I can't move forwards when you are still so captivating.
It wasn't simple,
still isn't today.
I can't move forwards when you are so damn casual.
I can't move,
I can't breathe.
I can't move forwards when you are not by my side.
OnyxI remember the walks we never had under the stars we never saw and the chances to make memories that I missed. I curse myself more and more each day that you're gone. I think of all the times we talked and all that's left for me to say is that I care about you more than anyone else.Onyx9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I need you more and more each day, I need you here with me. I swear that one day I will see you, and I'll never leave your side.
I can't help keep thinking of the last time that I saw you, of all the things I left unsaid, of all the late night conversations when I should've been begging you to stay instead of flying away in the morning. Spread your wings and come flying back to me.
Maybe Fate has a different plan for us, a future where we can always be together. Until that day I swear you're in my thoughts and prayers…but still…
Our Breaking BellOur Breaking Bell10 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
We were broken, and we were in love,
And after ends, it wasn't enough,
And we had mouths, but we never spoke,
I told you to care, but you told me to choke,
We took it all, and we never looked back,
For after December, we lost the tact,
Holding our faces, but not one another,
This was our life, this was forever,
You hurt me, and you never begged,
I never looked back, and I never said,
"This is enough, we need to stop,"
Because I felt low, and you were on top,
My hands bled, and your back snapped,
I took the pity, and you stayed damned,
We made the lock, we ignored the sign,
I ruined your life, and you ruined mine,
I lost hope, and you lost intrigue,
Foraying the feelings, forgetting the deed,
Our legs dropped, and our heads fell,
And our ears panged, to our broken bell.
SorryI'm sorry for lettingSorry9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
You get under my skin
I'm sorry for forgetting
You didn't want in
I'm sorry for being
A leech on your skin
I'm sorry for not seeing
You weren't letting me in
I'm sorry for crying
My tears stained your skin
I'm sorry for dying
When you finally let me in
I'm sorry for living
And for breathing on your skin
I'm sorry for sinning
The lie I was living in
I'm sorry for hurting
Each time you felt my skin
I'm sorry for flirting
After the danger set in
I'm sorry for carving
Lines into my skin
And I'm sorry for starving
I thought you wanted me thin
But most of all I'm sorry
For stealing from your life
For deluding that maybe one day
I would be your wife
The day we failed
Was the day I died
Teachers to the DeadWhile we slept,Teachers to the Dead8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
you strapped your arm around
my chest like armor and possession,
like this one belongs to me. Together, we are
teaching the things that haunt us
to lie down in their graves.
Here, like this
your demons say to mine as
they demonstrate the art of behaving.
Together, we secure their
broken bodies and set them into six feet of
(but we do not follow
we cannot go in their stead)
They do not know theyre dead. Its
always a blow when we break the news.
They find themselves jealous of our
human skin and our inhaling
(we are too kind
to show that we are more alive without them
that losing them
Spring?I was cold last night;Spring?8 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
A butterfly looked away.
Your light writes my life...
Queen BeeQueen Bee11 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
People used to say
That I was scary
But I still feel the same
All worthless to me
Getting no where in a fast car
Thorn in my side.
Normality being accustomed to abnormality
And we wonder why we're different
And we wonder what's the same
Everything but you, I've never changed.
Eating dirt, how's it taste?
Meet the ground, ground to face
You "never did anything"
Which is why you've given me your life
Upside-down staring at a wall
Falling deeply, confined to a trance
Psychotic mind unlocked
Well, here's Johnny.
Why the insistent questioning of answers?
What for are they given again
The wall's moving now
And then you fall.
'Desire Rises''Desire Rises'10 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
"Slumber, a sweet repose,
tis but a tool to trick eternity and to try to forget one's woes.
And yet to slumber do both alive and undead both return,
one for the rest required to rise the next day and get on with their lives,
another to rest and rise when their unlife has become less burdensome.
I waited as I slumbered, I hesitated in my awakening, till I heard the sweet call of a voice long time heard, long time gone,
long time returning,
as it wafted through the air of the night, it sang out my name, it called to me, I
I responded, and white silk, sheer - that in which I slumbered was heard to rustle at my frist movements to answer that voice's call.
It was the call of a lover to another,
his name Sirocco, mine Desiree, and that is how he called unto me,
with all of his desires.
So rise I once more to walk this earth,
rise I to walk beside the only one to which I shall ever be bound,
ever be held, ever to be one with in this unlife called eternal night."
City LightsAs the city lightsCity Lights8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
fade beneath our scarlet wings,
I pluck them from the sky
and add them to the gemstones
adorning my fingers.
They soon lose their lustre,
in a blanket of dark,
as we wing onwards
until these darts of bright
are lost to my tired eyes.
Illusion of LifeIllusion of Life10 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
The quarter moon hung in the sky, bright against the black velvet background of the early night. It was a winter moon, low and large, and had risen early. A figure slender sat almost unnoticed on the concrete wall that lined the entrance to the T Station, as they called the subway in the Northeastern town. A man's black fedora was pulled low over her face, a sharp contrast to the thick shining blonde hair that hung loose beneath, save the small braid in the back woven with dull silver beading. A bomber jacket of black leather with a collar of matching fur topped the long legs garbed in black jeans. Her hands, delicate and petite, were covered in leather gloves trimmed at the cuffs also with fur, both the same color as the jacket. Through eyes of dark gold the figure peered at the passerby's, watching them, listening to them, occasionally canting her head ever so slightly as to allow her a better view of one that peaked her interest, but only for a moment. Then once more the
All That I AmAll That I AmAll That I Am4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
A monster, yet still human
A sinner, yet still a saint
A liar, yet still truthful
A dog, yet still a being
A loser, yet still a winner
A creep, yet still normal
A corps, yet still alive
A waste, yet still of value
A corrupter, yet still clean
A king, yet still a peasant
A beggar, yet still rich
A curse, yet still a blessing
A whore, yet still pure
A ghost, yet still flesh
A criminal, yet still honest
A boaster, yet still humble
A bastard, yet still caring
A nerd, yet still a jock
A wimp, yet still strong
A fool, yet still wise
All these things I am at any given time, at any given day,
I am proud to admit these and yet,
I am sure to deny them all.
Chubibo - CarouselChubibo - Carousel9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The carousel of life goes a-round
Its passengers ride and alight
(Either falling, or fading, or getting tired)
It never stops spinning.
Whirling in a circle of folly,
A lesson learned
Is a lesson forgotten...
Karkat-kun Notices Sakura-chan!Sakura Katana had just finished school. She was walking to her hive alone, with no one with her. She let out a loud sigh. "Karkat-kun didn't notice me today..." She said softly. The rainbow-blooded girl looked up at the sky. "What do I have to do to get him to notice me??"Karkat-kun Notices Sakura-chan!10 months ago in Romance More Like This
After a few minutes of walking, she spotted Karkat Vantas on a swing. How kawaii desuuu!!!! Excited, Sakura-chan ran up to him. "H-Hello Karkat-kun!" She greeted. The mutant looked up to see the her, and gasped. She was so beautiful. "..OH, HEY. WHAT THE FUCK DO YOU WANT?" He asked, his face flushing a deep shade of red. That was so fucking kawaii. Sakura couldn't help but fangirl.
"AAHHHH SO KAWAII DESU NYAA!!! EEEEEEEHYUGEBHJ~"
That freaked him out a lot, and caused him to get up and run.
"E-Ehh? Why did he run away???" She asked herself as she tried to catch up with him. "Wait! Karkat-kun! Come BAAACK"
Sadly, he was too fast. Sakura-chan couldn't catch up with him. She continued her way home.. Happily. Karkat spok
Lake WindermereWe are sometime tourists,Lake Windermere7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
in open topped buses
tie-dyed amongst Mercedes.
smelling of campfire smoke,
our pockets filled with menthol cigarettes,
and skipping stones.
We find ourselves
basking in the glow of laughter
under the dripdrip
of cave music.
Beers and sticky chocolate bars
fill our tattered canvas bags,
alongside leather flip flops,
discarded for bare footed expeditions
and daisy chains.
To Go FarTo Go Far9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Woman, you said you wouldn't
leave the world behind. All the pieces,
you had all the pieces in a line and you were measuring
and drawing routes, bus trips back to where
you think things start. This suitcase
on the stoop, then, mustn't be yours.
Woman, you said you'd got a ticket out
and a ticket out for me, that we'd both be
over the moon by now. But you live limpid
in the city lights and I live the same nights
and between us, we can't weave enough of a day.
There is no fading, love, and no saving.
This white-on-white hospital light
you've brought outside with you
is all of your strength. You show up against
grey skies, you ghost in lamplight,
you love your children unborn. They are
dreams, as you're a dream, as is the hand
warming your palm. There is no hand, woman,
warming your palm, you've left it behind, named
for a dream dissolve. So no one is saviour, or victor, or love.
There is just us alone. Why remove us
from the road? Why remove us to jasmine
and this melancholy star? Woman,
Love is, 'poemLove is like the wind, your life is spinning just like spring has sprun, yet voices lie there, and sing the saddest song. lies lies lies. are what they seem to be, and you soon find out, there will never be a you and me.Love is, 'poem6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Love is like the rain, it splashes down onto the ground in a gracelful way, some might say. It sings the tune, the tune of love, yet gets in peoples way, and seems to missbehave. What does this mean? Will I ever see the rain again? Or will I just be outside, burning with the pain?
Love is like the ocean, it moves swiftly, and never backs down. It twists and turns, but never stops. And always seems to make the mark. But as it sings, it leaves its ways. And parts into one, while the other goes away.
Melody PoemEverything seems to fall, to the ground, soft and hard.Melody Poem6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Strangled up in my feelings, I'm so confused, so confused.
I fall to the ground, on my knees.
These Tears I cry, fail my Heart.
Everytime I know to smile, its always fake, its always fake.
I can't choose now, its coming too close.
The winds have strengthend, and the stars are falling.
The whispers seem to fill the night,
the waters seem full of life.
Hearts are broken, children are playing.
This melody, is so un-willing.
Its far away, my laughter sings.
I see your face, and you've grown some wings.
Over and over again, lets play this Melody.
Starting from depression, over to serenity.
Over and over again, Scream your Love.
This way to live, is such a waste.
Stop the hate, Play the Laughter, Pause the Pain, I'm going Insane.
You've been on my mind...Quite frankly, you're heavy. Get off.You've been on my mind...8 years ago in General More Like This
A SighIn the dark of twilightA Sigh9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
As the lights go down
And stars come out
I watch you from here
Your know what I want
To tie and bind and hear
Your voice in passionate fear
In love, ecstacy and to see
You are the truth
I have sought all these years.
AndieAndie, I know how it feels to cry,Andie9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
To feel the pain well up inside.
Andie, I know what it's like to feel
as though the world has turned against you
Even though you're half the world away,
I promise that I'll see you someday
And even though you're half the world away
I promise that I'm always here for you.
Andie, I know what it's like
to struggle on against the odds,
even though it seems best to give up:
Andie, I pray you just keep trying
Ghosts in LullabyGhosts in LullabyGhosts in Lullaby9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Lullaby in the rain:
Watch them exorcise the apparent,
float themselves in waves all empty
and climax and expire
burning is easy, trash fire free
exposed and relentless feeding
that gave life strangulation
Gave me immortality.
Mantra for masochism
to rape oblivion for tiny secrets
and find them vaccous and bleeding
like souls on empty.
Devoted to pain in worship
giving self a reason for justification
in disjointed lines
And apoplexic inaugurations
We were born ghosts, understand.
Lullaby in the rain:
to be caught staring upwards
long enough to drown.
Peaceful SlumberI dreamt of you, peaceful stranger.Peaceful Slumber8 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Your presence scared away any danger.
I saw your face shining at me with laughter.
As you stood before me, hands on hips,
a shining halo outlining you before thee.
A few nights with you in my dreams,
gave me hope for the future and what it could bring.
I wondered for years when I would see your face.
How many lifetimes until you entered this place.
You crept into my life, a delicious shadow, and I knew it not.
You were before my eyes time and time again,
and it wasn't until I lost you that my mind made that bend.
As before it happened again, I dreamed of a love that I couldn't comprehend.
In the moment I didn't see, what was there in front of me.
And so with ignorance and stupid choices,
I'm left alone with sighing voices.
I wonder now what good it did, to see you before our time.
But I wouldn't trade those dreams for anything,
no reason, no will, no rhyme.