StarcatcherI have the stars here,Starcatcher4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
lining my pockets
in all their glittering wonder
how I wish I could bring them to you
let you share in their splendor
but they are not mine to give;
plentiful though they are
were I to steal but one from the dusky heavens
it would not go unmissed
yet I proffer my outstretched hand to you
empty and cold though it may be
and hope that I have stars enough in my eyes
for you to see the wonders I wish were mine to give
the ones I long to share
in hopes that they may kiss your dreams
as blissfully as they have my own.
How much do you love?The day he came home with blood on his shoes, he'd been gone for almost a week. She looked at him with anxious eyes, his grim face and sad eyes and did not ask the question that trembled on her tongue. Instead she asked another question. "Are we moving?"How much do you love?5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
He almost broke then. Regret, self-pity, love, anger and despair warred for dominance, made a brief rictus of his beloved face. Then he nodded once, not trusting himself to speak.
"Okay, it won't take me long to pack."
He stared at her, noted the set of her shoulders and the look of resolve on her face as she shoved away from the table where she'd been sitting with a cup of tea. She approached him, bare feet slapping lightly on floor and for a moment, he thought that she would strike him ― it was after all what he deserved but instead, she launched herself into his arms.
He held her for a long time, grateful that he still could, that she understood.
Wistful MirageWhisper my nameWistful Mirage6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
a warm caress along
my jaded crux
I was chafed and ripped
boiled and cored
but with such facade
A glorious, vivacious act
No one dared to question
No one dared to hold me tight
Welled with tears
A whisk along my cheek
A solace in lonely hours
How could I not shatter myself
leaning for that beacon
And now - here I am
tattered once again; longing
to feel that radiant hum
that silent strength
that quiet hand
Let this all be a dream
Let me awaken to monotony
Happy and content
But not aching for the absurd
This faithful pulseThis beating heart pounds out its songThis faithful pulse4 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
It falters not, the rhythm's strong
And, though it's distant from your ear,
In quiet nights I know you'll hear
Its constant comfort from afar
That's there for you, though we're apart.
Unfaltering, with steady beat
That neither loss nor lies defeat,
It echoes on in hollow breast
Although its melody has left
And in the void that now remains
It carries on without a change,
For I am constant in my ways:
Unchanging till the end of days.
DreamsSomething that should be asDreams4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
cherished as a valuable diamond
a diamond that glistens
with the unique spark
that makes it your dream
and your dream alone
to achieve the dream
you must meet it halfway
to get what you
desire most in life
it is something that
you hold close to your
heart and never let
anyone soil it
it is what makes
and remember one thing,
it is near impossible to break a diamond
I Murder Christian BoysMany years, and yes, I still wear a plastic-femur necklace. It makes little sense, but it was supposed to be symbolic.I Murder Christian Boys4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
(p.s. I'm barely Christian)
The space heater is beginning to gag and wheeze in electrical spurts of life, but it's COLD baby and December has more icicle teeth than this heater can survive.
(p.s. I am supposed to be at school, but truancy is just so trendy.)
Here We Go Again
The endless reel/fishingline/movieclip/reality.
(p.s. you can say(remember) it with any word you want)
Row boat lost
VowsHere,Vows4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
before the altar,
What joys now lie within my grasp -
but oh what fears
that even now
it could all slip away.
For what vow can I make,
what words can I say?
Nothing is enough.
Only this little handful of love,
a paper boat
that capsizes with every wind.
There will be days
when my trust in you
will be smothered by my useless fears,
days when I will have affairs
with worries and doubts
instead of hiding myself
in your strong arms.
I am not good enugh for this -
my days are doomed
and broken vows
will litter my paths
because I am too weak
to hold your hand.
before the altar,
your love does not,
and you reach out to me,
and hold me where I can't hold you.
Not my vow counts,
but yours alone
sealed with blood -
your grace is enough.
"I have loved you with an everlasting love;
Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you."
I will greatly rejoice in the LORD,
My soul shall be joyful in my God;
For He has clothed me
To She Whom I Have UpsetI am hardly well-learned in courtlinessTo She Whom I Have Upset4 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Yet too often I doubt my manliness.
I scarcely walk beneath the gay banners
Like greater men; I practice poor manners.
As such, women are often beyond my
Grasp; it does not matter how hard I try
To win them with honest, chivalrous words.
I might as well throw dice with careless birds!
Yet still, I put strain and too much effort
Into love, not realizing who I hurt.
Now it seems as though I am lacking, too,
In even the proper allegiances; you
Rigidly decline speaking back to me.
Did I err somewhere, but somehow not see?
Many times is there no allegation
And I am stricken, to my frustration.
I now ask of you some explanation
As begging fails in manifestation
Of my crudely composed, weak bantering.
What misery have I now come to bring?
Between us lies an extensive ocean,
And thus it is hard to make some motion
To securely remedy this situation.
I am a fellow of humble station.
If I could traverse such great distances
I could better cope with these in
A Fatal Case of Writer's BlockBecause I wanted to write of starsA Fatal Case of Writer's Block4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Of fog-choked dawns in Dublin
And the whispered panic behind nightmares--
It all comes back
You and your poet's fingers
And your critic's eyes
And your absolute love for all my poetry,
Just as long as it was about
All I wanted
Was to look down at this page
And see poetry.
Moonlight and monsters and broken glass and roaring silence--
And all I see
So shut up, little wall-builder.
Shut up and go away and bring my words back--
Take these loose-leaf notebooks and all their
Sickly sweet love poems.
(Because you always claimed to "love" me,
But I think you "loved" them more.)
Shut up, little muse-killer,
Because now I write
The MermenAt night we go down to the sea,The Mermen4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
And drown ourselves.
Peel away our skins to reveal the
Wet, gelatinous mess of our muscle and fat and fin.
At night we go down, down to the ocean,
At night we shed our flesh,
And wear the shards of
Moonlight, sand and spray like shivering, nascent scales.
At night we go down, inexorably to the ocean,
Fold and hide our skins
In the rockpools, in the cold
Salt-water steppe. We play at being, just for a while.
At night we go down to the sea bed,
Curl up on the patterned
Sand, the ridges of our bodies,
Entwine and lose ourselves, in doing so find each other.
At night we go down to the ocean,
And drown ourselves.
In the morning we stitch each other
Back into our malformed flesh.
Rub the sand from our eyes,
Brush the salt out of our hair
And wash it from our lips.
Remove the scent of brine from our
Minds, the feel of
Muscle, fat and fin.
And we play at being human.
Keep my face from the sea, and
Turn my face from you.
If, when we play at being human, we glimps
Stay With MeI lie here tonightStay With Me4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Tears clouding my eyes,
shrouding my vision
You're on my mind
I'm lying here tonight
Pain in my chest
Clawing at my heart.
Wrapping your arms around me
Crying for me,
Screaming at the sky,
telling them that I'm
They can't take me away
You cling to me,
in a feeble attempt at
keeping the life in my
Desperate, you tell me to
Stay with you
Over and over again
Begging me to
Stay with you
I look up and say,
I Love You
As I take my last breath