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 Back4 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 youPossesive4 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
Staring At the StarsWe lay on the grass looking up at the starsStaring At the Stars4 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.
They Broke MeThe girl sitting alone,They Broke Me4 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.
Death is LovelyOn a cold winters nightDeath is Lovely4 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
DreamChasing dreams on eternal nightsDream4 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?
What I Am.I am the pain of all those who bledWhat I Am.4 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 Voice4 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.
TURN AROUNDTo turn aroundTURN AROUND4 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
SacrificeYou are goneSacrifice4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
but I remain
alone and mourning
I would devour the earth
I would drink the seas dry
I would burn the sky
and boil all human tears to nothing
I would put out the stars
I would spit on the sun
and salt my wounded eyes
to touch your hand once more.
But I am a servant
a child of dust
with no power to touch the sky.
So I will touch my heart instead
and since you cannot come back to me,
I will go to you, my hope
touch my heart and still it,
and I will come to you.
Rain, rain.Rain rainRain, rain.5 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.
He Loves Me NotA rose sat on the table,He Loves Me Not5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
He promised it would never die,
And when it was worn and withered,
I did not cry.
It's not what I expected,
I knew the rose would not grow,
Into a lumbering, majestic tree,
That in the wind would flow.
The petals fell, one by one,
Browned under the burning sun,
Scattered across the table and chairs,
Worn and withered without a care.
And when the rose finally snapped,
I let out a deep sigh,
The weight of the world,
Broke its' neck,
But I did not cry.
I already knew what to think,
When I saw your face,
But I learned how not to speak,
When it wasn't my time or place.
I played your little game,
And we had a bit of fun,
But now we're driving in the other lane,
And all is said and done.
My shoulders are turned in,
The petals fall from my hand,
The ocean washes them away,
Down on the sand.
I know this wasn't planned,
And it didn't last too long,
But it's hard to pretend,
That I am still strong.
A rose sat on a grave,
He promised it would never die,
And when it was wor
WaitingWaitingWaiting4 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
What I can doWelcome to my worldWhat I can do4 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
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 blood5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
HallowfalRead description, then the poem.Hallowfal4 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...
The Double Suicide...Depression sat firmly,The Double Suicide...4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
ingrained in the fibers of the stomach,
heavy as iron yet twice as dense,
sat that firm, black sadness.
Said the brother to his sister -
equally, they carried their burden,
said he, "You are the earth below my feet,
without you, I would fall without end."
Said the sister to her brother -
with a sad, weak smile,
said she, "And you, the air I breathe,
without you, I would suffocate."
So silence gripped them tight,
steadily it held to their bodies,
vice-like yet twice as potent,
gripped that tight, speechless moment.
Said the sister to her brother -
eyes shining with tears,
said she, "You are my ever-changing sky,
without you, I'd have nothing to look up to."
Said the brother to his sister -
soul twisting in agony,
said he, "But you are the ground from where I grow,
without you, I'd wither and crumble."
Pain stabbed them brutally,
spilling blood from their hearts,
sharp as a razor yet twice as deadly,
stabbed that brutal, constant suffering.
Cried the brother
Autumn TreeNot once have I ever seen,Autumn Tree5 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 Heart is FrozenMy Heart is Frozen4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
My heart is beating slowly.
But when I think of you.
My heart is beating faster.
I really wanna meet you.
So I could hold you.
It's just one problem.
You're so far away.
But I don't care.
I want you either way.
If only you would be here.
I would hold you in my arms.
And tell you how I feel.
We are so far apart.
But I would still be with you.
My heart starts to beat slowly.
And my body gets cold.
Because I don't have you here.
To warm my frozen heart.
On the WayOn the Way4 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.
Who am I?Who am I?Who am I?4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Who are you, to judge who I am?
Who are you, to decide for me?
Who are you, to speak these words from me?
Who are you, to tell me what to do?
Because I am what I am,
I am who I am,
And no one can change me.
Hurting RealizationI realizedHurting Realization4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Not to long ago
Can hurt you
Even the ones
That they love you
I began talking
When he asked why
I feared that
If I told him
He would leave
He wouldn't be
A few days passed
And I had
Spread word that
I had fallen for
Being who he is
He asked me
If it was him
I tried to deny it
I tried to hide it
I tried to do anything
All in vain
He finally found out
And I felt so wrong
For falling for him
But he didn't know
He didn't know
How much it hurt
To know he didn't love me
That he only
Thought of me as a friend
We continued talking
Would go back to normal
But the pain wouldn't
I tried to talk
But I could only sob
I told him
I didn't care
About if he
Ever met someone
Closer to him
As long as he
At least tried
I would be fine
He finally agreed
He finally said yes
And I felt happy
Something I hadn't felt
In a long time
The next day
Him and my sister
Special TimeSpecial Time4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Love isn't rare in this world,
For we are all welcome to fall in love.
I've come to notice two very special people,
Their love is special and one of a kind.
I know your thinking it's just love,
Truthfully the love they have glows in their every action.
You can see it in their eyes and smiles,
Just watching them warms your heart.
Their love has brought them to a special time,
Soon rings and a final binding kiss will seal the deal.
Bells will ring as God smiles at his children,
Temple doors will open and they'll emerge hand in hand.
On to live their much desired life together,
Only so much time before the special day.
As the day grows closer stress of hope of happiness rises,
Soon so very soon they'll live their own eternal fairy tale.