I Am MeAll my life I have believed
That courage was only for the strong.
All my life I have believed
That bravery was only found in hearts of gold.
All my life I have believed
That I could not be one of them.
I could not be a hero,
I could not be a fabled legend.
I could not be the damsel in distress,
I could not be a knight in my own castle.
I could not be a survivor,
Could not be a fighter.
Today I realized I am what I choose to be.
I am me.
Today I realized I can be whatever I want to be.
I am me.
Today I realized courage is for the ones
Who face their fears when their hearts quiver.
Yesterday I thought I would only ever be weak,
One of the needy, the clingy, the undefended.
Yesterday I thought I would never be needed,
One of the unloved, one of the lonely.
Yesterday I thought I would walk into the dark,
A lost hope, a soul who gave up, never known to anyone.
Tomorrow I will be a hero,
I will be the hero of my own story.
Tomorrow I will be a wanderer,
One who walks through the lonely dark,
Coming BackLiving Under a nightmareComing Back2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Life going nowhere
things getting darker
Until you came to me
you pulled me up from the darkness
up from the pain
healing me on my way up
bringing me back, showing me life
showing me what it means to feel love
i've been playing the game, here's my prize
you're heart to heal, while i give you mine
feel your love so divine,
waiting for your kiss
to stop us in time
PossesiveI want to posses youPossesive2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Be your every thought
Be your only one
I want to own you
Be your first-hand choice
Be the one who holds your hand
I want to believe you
Be certain that you are mine
Be the one on whom you rely
I want to marry you
Be true to you
Be there for you
I want to mark you
Be the one you belong with
Be sure that you know it too
I want to save you
Be your strong hero
Be there for you always
I want to be with you
Be yours and yours alone
Be your darkness, your yang, your sorrow
I want to posses you
Be completely in control
Be your only thought
Death is LovelyOn a cold winters nightDeath is Lovely2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The sun does set
Not a cloud in the sky
The moon rotates, due west
And he notes with a sigh
That there, on the tracks, did he intend to take his life
But do not mistake
This sigh is not of discontent
It is, in fact, relief
As soon all will end
It is not that he was tortured
Nor was he in pain
So long has he been in a mood neutral
He can no longer recollect the experience of "feeling"
But this bothers him not
From his point of view this is better than well
It aids him in his quest
Brought on by insanity's quell
One might ask
Upon receiving this news
Why he wishes for all to end
Even seeks it out, as one would a...fallen friend
There is little explanation
Which I may offer to you
Yet there is one thing, of which I'll relate
But for later that is; for now back to him
He tries to recall
How he let life pass him by
Or how hope and pleasure had disappeared
Slowly washed away with the tide
Yesterday it seems
He was a small child, with wide eyes
TURN AROUNDTo turn aroundTURN AROUND2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
You have to be detached
To disconnect you have to know
That none of this is real
Not me, not you, not the world for all we know
If you turn around slowly
The world will not follow
A face will turn to stare back
At bright, blinding darkness
Like Platon, like me, like you
We cannot escape our cave
But turn around to sneak a glance
At what is real
They will not be kind
The ignorant hates being told
That their shadowfigures
Are but specters
If you do not tread with intense caution
Some might try to stop you
But turn around slowly
Until you see the light
What I Am.I am the pain of all those who bledWhat I Am.2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I am the cold sightless face of the dead
I am the trenches cut deep in the ground
I am the gone, the lost, the found
I am the child with a father unknown
I am the wife with no love back home
I am the bombs waiting to drop
bang, crash, kill the lot
I am the flag with pride on the show
I am the hate and lies untold
I am the red stained deep in the earth
I am war and this is my birth
His VoiceI eagerly awaitHis Voice2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The mellifluous sound
Of his voice in my ears.
If I had to choose between eating like a king,
Or hearing his voice for the rest of my starving life,
I would choose to hear his words. I would choose to hear him speak,
Because it is his words that I feed on, it is in them that I survive.
They pervade my heart and soul, and fill my being with hope.
And a life that I starve in
It would be a life worth while,
As long as I could hear him sing,
Hear him speak,
Hear him whisper.
Just a word from him would be enough to live on.
And as I strive to satiate my lungs on the day of my death
He will speak to me and my soul will leave my body
Existing only in the soft echo
Of the last voice I ever heard.
AfterlifeAfterlife2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Ah, Death, you've come at last
Stop banging on my grave a moment
This brief repast has ended
But I must stretch my limbs
Alone, in the dark
And open my eyes
Ah, Death, you are impatient
I must leave the worms
The sticky, stifled air
Clogged with all manner of filth
Come, help me up
Crack this wretched stone
Death, you are looking better
Or worse, but how can I know?
It's a one-time visit
Duly paid, with bleached fingers
And eyes like cavities
Smiling at my ignorance
Ah, Death, you are a clever one
You hold me so tightly, I can't
Think or move or breathe
But the walk is a painful one
Whether to light or darkness
And I'm grateful for your hand
Staring At the StarsWe lay on the grass looking up at the starsStaring At the Stars2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Away from the congestion of the city and cars.
You will not wait for me to say,
So I just slowly drift away.
As I struggle to get away from you
Away from your many don'ts and do's.
You beg and plead with me to stay
But oh my dear, I am already so far away.
I finally get away from your smothering ring
And taken up high on the eternal wing.
Day DreamsLying in the grass, I drift in and out of sleepDay Dreams2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
As the wind blows, and the chimes sway
I become lighter than dust.
The fresh air fills my lungs
And the sun warms my feet.
I sigh and wish
If only life could be this easy.
Rain, rain.Rain rainRain, rain.2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
come again another day.
hit the windows with a splat.
each flash brighter than before.
filling up my boots with mud.
some are too late to get out.
"when will it stop?"
All we get
is cold and wet
as we wait for it to end.
and when it's passed
we see the wreckage left behind,
give us all some peace of mind.
Autumn TreeNot once have I ever seen,Autumn Tree3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Deep eyes like an autumn tree,
Not through, but at me.
So alluring, yet still,
Full of mystery and pride,
It's like they've seen the whole world live,
And then they watched it die.
These eyes have seen secrets,
They have told numerous lies,
There is the burden of tragedy,
Burned deep inside,
They whisper a plea,
Begging to be heard,
"Is this too much to ask for?"
I know what they want,
I can feel what they need,
These delicate eyes flare with intensity.
They hold me still;
I am entranced,
Not once do they waver,
Not once do they doubt.
They soften but still,
Embracing me strong,
Perhaps their yearning,
Has finally been found.
My Lost LoveThe air for my breath,My Lost Love2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The sunlight for my soul,
The clouds for my rain,
The midnight for my sun,
The knife for my heart,
The breaking for my ice,
The answer for my calls,
The bullet for my gun,
The destruction for my life,
I've lost your beauty,
And might never get it back.
Creatures of the DarkCreatures of the Dark2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The dark is a strange place,
Now a days people have developed fear for things that live in it.
Each day the children fear the setting sun,
Once it's gone things come out to play.
These creatures don't like to play nice,
That is why sometimes you wake in an usual pain.
Night lights fail to do their job,
In the end if you stay near the shallow light maybe you'll wake the next morning.
On the WayOn the Way2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
When we think of love things get confusing,
Logic doesn't have a place with love only your heart does.
This love isn't easy to come by,
Unfortunately a lot of people are afraid to try.
When you do find love make sure not to let go,
If you lose them there is always that chance they won't wait.
Though if your about to give up on love don't,
Your prince is still coming he just had to fight a few dragons first.
my love in your bloodas the embers rekindle in my heart, my mind is filled with loving thoughts. the music plays and my body sways to you. our hands touch, skin against skin. but if our love mixes together like blood. then both of our hearts shall be filled.my love in your blood2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
What I can doWelcome to my worldWhat I can do2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Where I refuse to quit
Where I won't back down
Where I will never submit
I'm a truth teller
With the writing skills of J.K
I just want peace
You wana shoot your AK
But I can wish cos
I got an imagination
I have my own thoughts
And I'm my own inspiration
You may not like me
But you're gunna love my verses
I treat all the haters
With utmost mercy
Whether I have a degree
Or i'm an O.A.P
You won't forget me
Or my C.A.S.E
I was born 14 years ago
Only started living now
Believe life's my baby
And i'm gunna make belief my crown
If you don't remember the rest
Remember one fact
I'm a Martyr-Of-Grace
And I ain't no hack
HallowfalRead description, then the poem.Hallowfal2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Hallowfal brings it's morning sigh
As daylight appears to pass us by
And in this dreary light, we ponder
Are we lost souls? Do we still wander?
The answer is a resounding yes,
We're all just pawns in this game of chess
The answer could be so much more, if only they would see
That dawn's the perfect time for lovers, that which was we.
But what sort of love is a love that waits?
That locks it's doors, has drawn it's gates?
What sort of love is only dreams?
That tries to be, but that's just how it seems?
Here and now, in Hallowfal
I hear their hearts, their mourning wail
I led them to the path I'm shown
But where it leads is still unknown.
I wish they'd cared, had taken time
To see what they did was the worst heart crime...
Real LoveA hidden smile,Real Love2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
A gentle caress,
The way you make me laugh like no one else can,
Long walks on the beach,
A signed baseball,
Endless trips to the park,
A kiss that sends us spiraling, lost in each other,
Singing along to the radio,
Making creamy pesto,
Decorating our house,
Reading in the garden,
Running as fast as we can,
Holding me close,
Spending four hours getting hair done for prom,
Attending the most beautiful wedding in the world,
My fear of large towns, vanish when you're around,
Throwing rocks at the river,
Running to the sky,
Letting me paint your toenail,
Dressing up and down,
Being your little chef,
Endless nights spent cuddling,
Our shared love of British automobiles,
Learning to waltz while my mother paints my room,
Taking endless pictures,
Making me laugh so hard I cry,
Top ramon coming out the noses,
Getting lost at the park, that's really half the fun,
Glow in the dark chalk,
They Broke MeThe girl sitting alone,They Broke Me2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Facing the wall in the corner,
One walks up to her,
puts his hand on her shoulder.
She turns and stares blankly,
and she whispers faintly,
"They broke me."
Shunned by society
Abused by her peers
Now she sits quietly.
Soothing words fall on deaf ears.
WaitingWaitingWaiting2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Life is put on hold
Forced to stand by
Watching in the cold
Under a laughing sky
I just couldn't be
All that you needed
You don't want me
Defeat I've conceded
Hurts my hollow core
To by knocked aside
My heart feels sore
I'm crushed inside
And out of the game
But my emotions stay
I'm feeling the same
Albeit stowed away
Sitting in the wings
As your life goes on
My heart still stings
Now my hope is gone
Dying, fading light
Dances in your eyes
Shining in the night
But it's me who cries
I have to let it go
Let you drift away
Trying not to show
My souls slow decay
Hate to see you fall
For some stupid guy
When looks claim all
To capture your eye
Watch it fall apart
Crumble into dust
Your ruined heart
Burned by the lust
In the bitter end
I'll still be there
You see my friend
I still truly care
When your world dies
Your 'love' untrue
I'll hear your cries
Be there to heal you
Take away the pain
Rebuilding your heart
Make you whole again
Our future can start
DreamChasing dreams on eternal nightsDream2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Changing thoughts into unspoken words
Wondering if all this is right
If those feelings are really worth
Still, this is something I can't deny
Doesn't matter if I want to hide
Behind a wall, sorry, I am shy
But it's you I wanted by my side
Your eyes, so green, so deep
Shine like the stars' brightest
I see them in my dreams, in my sleep
Like the endless ocean's deepest
Your voice, to me, ever so sweet
Of unmatched beauty a melody
Emotions are born, my eyes weep
When you sing, anything, so lovely
The sun bows, humble, when you're around
The wind quiets, stops the breeze
And then you can't hear any sound
Creation halts to have you pleased
But you are so, so far away
A fleeting gale, it seems
Or a cloud, floating astray
Are you just a creation of my dreams?
ClarityClarityClarity2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The scents and sounds of the forest clog my mind; it's everything and nothing. Everything is muddled and confusing, a chaotic disarray of feelings and emotions. Only one thing is clear to me at this point: the feeling of the forest floor beneath my feet, the crunch of brittle twigs as my feet pound down, again and again. Shapes and colours flash before my eyes, shattering and bursting as I run. My eyes burn with from the harsh whipping of the wind against my face, but I power through, ignoring the blazing pain.
My thin clothes are in tatters, hanging off of my fragile body like a loose and torn second skin. Dirt and mud cake my face and hair, as well as the rest of my body, making me completely unrecognizable. My nostrils flare as I smell the smoke once more, willing me to run faster. The forest soon gives way to a rocky gully, slowing my steps and making me stumble. With a thud I hit the ground, fiery pain coursing through my leg. I glance down; almost instantly I wish I hadn'
Death by RosesTerrified look in her eyesDeath by Roses2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Head tilted to the side.
Letting out a silent scream.
Fingers twitch,scraping something not there.
On her toes she sways
Suddenly she goes completely still.
She sits down on the ground.
Hugging her legs to her chest
Rocks back and forth.
Beads of sweat on her forehead
Her jaw is set.
Neck jerks back
Letting out a heart-wrenching scream.
She begins to cry.
Standing up with a wobble
She walks forward.
At the end of the garden
Are the rose bushes.
Staggering towards them
Whimpering all the while.
As she kneels beside the roses
She mumbles getting angry.
Rips the roses off
And throws them beside her.
Picking them faster and faster
She becomes more fustrated.
Grabbing the roses on the ground
She turns quickly.
Everyone is looking at her
And she snarls.
She wraps her hands around
the thorned stems and clenches her fist.
Pulling the rose through her fist
She draws blood.
Standing up without even a quiver
She begins to laugh.
Dancing towards t
DisillusionedWhat happened to the manDisillusioned2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Who ruled with an iron fist and a deerskin glove?
Who fed on fear,thirsted for love
He wouldn't ask,he'd make demands
And yet,he'd calm my shaking hands
Equally he caused and healed pain
With his voice like thunder,he kept us out of the rain
I saw him cry today
And I'll never forget the way
He looked weak for just a moment