Not this Island MusicNot this Island Music5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I. What it was never
(on J reading Robert Kelly)
"And after luscious months of living they would say it's not so
very different from what they knew."
It was never the verse, but something thicker
dangerous to the finger; a bait trap
of honesty foraged from a conformed colony by a dominant
drone possessing a new Queen.
It was never the voice, but something tougher
sharper under the skin; tiny lancets
a barbed stinger from a defensive maneuver pumping venom
through a corpuscle of blood and water.
It was never the delivery, disoriented in direction
from an insufficient species of pheromone; so
Queen of InsanityQueen of Insanity3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Queen of Insanity
These invisible walls
Hold me inside.
Stuck in a never-ending maze,
Comfort, I can't find.
Like scars on my heart,
I'm hurt but it's not seen.
My sanity's tearing apart,
And it will make me queen.
Queen of Insanity,
Queen of the Insane,
As wrong as death itself,
Like the ideas I have slain.
The ideas are a whirlpool
Of sorrow and fear.
I say I've thrown them away
But in my heart, they are here.
Queen of Insanity,
Queen of the Insane,
My laws are Hell itself.
My laws will burst your veins.
3-1-12 Julia Ngo
those handsthose hands4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Her hands, long, pale, and slender, never shook.
Those hands, that held the knitting,
held the knife,
those hands, that were strong forever,
those hands, that held mine tightly,
those hands, that clenched as we ran from the flames,
those hands shook
as my life
faded to black.
Depression is the SuicideDepression is the Suicide4 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Shoot me, Kill me, Take my Soul.
For I have no use of it. I'm just stuck here, in this Undenying Hell they call life.
Around and Around these feelings go.
Why lead me to suffer so much? Just end it all, I'll feel no pain, For I am already numb. But thinking of you, brought my thoughts straight.
So please, Love me, Hold me, I need that feeling.
As I lay dying. Explain that you love me more than anything.
I think my feelings are going to come back again...... just dont leave me be.
Love Distance Long Affair English lyricsTake a breath and hold it inLove Distance Long Affair English lyrics4 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Till my head is spinning
Take a breath and count to ten
I try to hold in all the pain
But I keep hurting, all the same
A pain that has grown with every day
That you're not with me
Inhale, exhale, and repeat
To keep the ground under my feet
Wishing you'd pick up the phone
Through the good times and the bad
Through all the tears and all the laughs
I can't help but think that if you're here
It'd be better
If you're laughing, I will laugh with you
If you're crying, I will comfort you
If you're angry with me, let me know
If you love me, say so
If you want to kiss, don't be afraid
Hold me close, it's okay
If you really want to be with me
All you gotta do is call
When your name lights up my screen
Oh, God, I get so happy
Life lived in the digital
I'll stop time, or so I say
I'll make distance go away
Ride the airwaves to your side
If I'm laughing, would you laugh with me?
If I'm crying, would you comfort me?
If I love you,
I Love The Way You Love MeI Love The Way You Love Me11 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I love the way I can talk to you
And say what's on my mind
I never have to look away
Or keep a thing inside
Tears fill my eyes when you're not around
Or when you just don't care
But I know in my heart you will do what's right
For me, you will always dare
Material things will never matter
As long as I have you
You make every day that passes
So much easier to get through
My worries disappear when you're around
No thoughts of pain or doubt
I feel your love when you hold me close
And kiss me if I pout
I don't care what they are talking about
All I care for is you
I'll jump off a building to show you my love
If that's what I have to do
I love you for everything that you are
Not what you promise to be
I know you can't see why or how
You're the most important thing to me
Must Love CatsMust Love Cats4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Must Love Cats
Fur of gold to pet and rub,
Perfect cat for me to love,
Razor claws and pointed teeth,
All the better made to keep,
A quick brush along silky fur,
Rewarded with a rumbling purr,
Given a glancing nuzzled kiss,
He is mine and I am his.
*I unbutton you, kiss by kiss.*3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I untie you, touch by touch.
I unzip you, rib by rib.
I unfasten you, moment by moment.