My sunshineMy sunshine4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
As the days grow cold
And the nights dark
It's your sunshine that
Keeps me at ease
Even on the gloomiest of days
when the clouds reign the skies
And a bitter breeze brushes by
So paint me in your sunshine
for me to follow hand in hand
Remember me by your side
So I can keep my ray of sunshine
Shhh...Whispering sweet little liesShhh...4 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
along the narrow pathways of my heart
I caught the lurking shadows
behind your large city eyes.
And with barbwire fingers,
You stroked all my pretty s c a r s.
[Don't say a word.]
OneI have a life threatening illnessOne4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Severe and Major
It's threatened my life on more than
A few occasions
Dark nights it lingers over my shoulder
Whispering thoughts into my head
One tragic accident away from death
One slip, one night I feel too...
One cut too deep, One slice too thick,
One pill too many, One jump too far,
One step off a curb, One shot in the dark,
One word too many hanging from your lips
One comment too far, One life lost,
One thin piece of rope, One chair kicked,
One river too deep, One knife too sharp,
One pool of blood too large, One bad day,
One teenager added to a growing statistic,
One family torn apart, One school shocked,
One neighborhood mourning a hidden struggle
It only really takes ONE
Open your eyes.
Reach out One hand,
Say One genuinely kind thing,
Keep One thing in your thoughts,
Tell One person what you've seen
Tell One person how you feel, what you suspect
Open your mouth Once
Save ONE life.
CalypsoHer smile risesCalypso4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
with the tide's rapid breath
against the shore
for she knows
the sea will claim its own -
tall ships and turrets
spun out of sand
and the pearl twist of moon
caught upon a basslet's back
when conch's dulcet tune
lulls manna from the waves.
And what sirens claim for treasure,
men can only dream of....
CensorshipThe contents of this poemCensorship4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Have been omitted
Due to the following reason(s):
Contains unwanted information
May cause a disruption
[And we couldn't have that, could we?]
Never Wanted ThisNever wanted this.Never Wanted This4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Go to sleep.
Pray no dreams come.
Just wake up.
Never wanted this.
A heart broken twice. Three times.
You lost count.
Never wanted this.
Shuffle the blame.
A forced hand.
It's a losing bid.
Not One to Explaina Smile,Not One to Explain4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
and an untimely
Blue eyes killed the child.
Life .:revised:.Life .:revised:.5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I see you in the halls.
I look up as you pass by,
and know that you're thinking like me.
Our eyes meet, and we both smile.
In class, I'm with my friends, you with yours.
We laugh and talk about random things.
You laugh and talk about more snow for snowmobileing.
I look up just as you do,
And we both smile to say "Hey."
One of your friends makes a joke about one of mine,
you laugh along but look up like your sorry.
I look back at you like, "Why laugh then?"
One of my friends says something back to you guys,
I look away and cough instead of laughing.
Everyone knows we like eachother,
we even know it.
But what no one, not even us, can figure out is;
Why don't we date then?
The one girl I thought was my friend.
That I could trust.
That I did trust.
But I'm over it
Cause there will always be those people that push you to the ground,
FamilyI dreamed one night of a fieldFamily2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
And in that field there stood a door
There was no roof, no walls, no building
Only a grand doorway standing there alone
As I stood before that strange door
It slowly opened, light flooded around me
For a time I was blinded by the brilliance
Then I saw, beyond the door a stairway
Filled with curiosity I moved on forward
Through that entrance, then up the stairs
Slowly I climbed, higher and higher
Until at last I reached the top
There I stopped, my heart filled with joy
Gazing around at the bright country
All around me was perfect beauty
Yet I felt the beauty of the land unimportant
What was important was the crowd
Who had all gathered to welcome me.
All around were the loved ones I’d lost
Family and friends I knew were dead
They gathered close, welcoming me to that land
Each telling me that they were eager for the day
When I would come there to stay for good
Oh how I wished I could stay with them!
Then I was
Broken HeartWhy does love hurt?Broken Heart7 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Why does something that is supposed to be so sweet
Leave you wounded
Battered and broken
Yet still wanting
Wanting what hurt you in the first place
Why does a heart
Make the body feel such strong emotions
Leave you open
And not caring
If you get it returned in full
Love is addicting
Like that drug you know is bad for you
You ache for it
Yearn and pine
Wanting to hear
The words I love you
But instead of that
You dont hear what you want
You call out
Cry for emotion
But your heart is alone
And you are left broken again
The MermaidI am the nymph of the marineThe Mermaid12 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Powerful and strong
With slippery scales emerald green
And tail sleek and long
From an ancient undiscovered race
I live to rule the sea
No other creature has such grace
Lovliness and purity
I'm neither fish nor human
I'm unequaled, unique
Nothing swims like I can
No dweller of the deep
The sea entire is mine to roam
I've everywhere to hide
In my elysian ocean home
Beneath the bounding tide
TriumphTriumph4 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
triumph for the King
His truth will be acknowledged
all shall be revealed
Hakuna MatataHakuna Matata4 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
no cares in this world
sing hakuna matata
and just fly away
FOLLOW THE CHILDNatures Tears Splash To The EarthFOLLOW THE CHILD4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
To Flowers And Trees They Offer Birth
Soil Caress The Warmth Of The Sun
Life's Mysteries Which Gaia Has Won
Creation Stirs Behind The Veil Of Time
Bringing Forth A New Era That Of Mankind
Though But An Ember In Natures Fires
None Has Such Strange Whims And Desires
The Candle Flickers, The Flame Dies
The Innocent Child Softly Sighs
Knowing No Shadows In Life's Light
Free From The Darkness Of Human Plight
Delicate In Thought Like Threads Of Silk
Weaved And Adorned With Gaia's Milk
Purity Of Spirit Is What Was Meant To Be
And Such A Child Shall Live For Eternity
Loner...blah. I don't want your pity, and I don't want your smileLoner...blah.11 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
I want you to turn away, ignore me for a while…
I hear them talking about me, I know what they say
That I haven't a heart, that I drove them and her away
So maybe I'm lost, and I've no clue s'what to do
One thing I do know, I won't ever need you…
I don't have time for lectures; I need to pay my dues
There's things I must be doing, and I don't have time for you
So step out of my way, learn to let me pass
In the end it's all the same, you'll be one of my past
It's not like I'm lonely, or bored, or confused
I'm just sick of her games, of feeling so used
I don't quite know how, and I'm not quite sure when
I'll lower my shields, and learn to trust again…
I know I'm missing something, that I'm somehow incomplete
As I wander down the middle of the empty, barren street
But I will not ask directions, for I need to find my way
Back to where I'm welcomed, back to someplace I can stay…
DrugNo needles touch skin,Drug4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
nor any pills,
or even inhaled.
they remain away,
away from this harsh Earth.
They stare out windows
seeing things that aren't there
talking to myths and legends.
So far, far away
then we ever
could even think.
Thoughts on paper,
images scrawled down
in hasty markings.
Things said and drawn
that never have been before.
How do they keep going
without being grounded
to this dark Earth.
Yet they are here,
more than we ever think
seeing things that others never can.
They are writers and artists
using something that we have forgotten
seeing and hearing
with their imagination.
PilgrimagePilgrimage4 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Let's go on a pilgrimage
To see that sacred land
A place of blessed eternal
Across the burning sands
Where countenance is given
To those who there demand
Where the gleaming eyes of heaven
Look down on mortal man
There we'll dwell together then
A band of brothers made
From pain and burden laden
That caused our hearts to sway
But never once to falter
Misfortunes come what may
Spirits young will guide us
Though Hell would make us stay
Through the city we will pass
And on those holy steps
Well bend our heads in thoughtful prayer
And offer recompense
With burning sands and trials
A haven for our stay
To thank our God for mercy
Our sins are washed away
messengerThose were my messages,messenger4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
and as I told them the sun swoll
and beneath me the river pulsed:
with without w!th w!tho!t
and as they listened,
withdrew their breath
and sunlight dried along their branches
fishes & refracting lights & scattershot of
miracles & dust &
comatose oracles & the drift of
age spotted birch & misdirection &
fragments of blankness & me.
the only thing between two dimensions. where did
i see this?
Is this silence what presses the water to equilibrium?
Prom Night 'Ryden' Ch. 15Prom Night Ryden CH. 15Prom Night 'Ryden' Ch. 157 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
BEWARE: Band slash, dont like it? Please dont read then!
The unfamiliar alarm clock pierced Brendons ears; he fell asleep in his fathers bedroom. It took him a while to piece back the events of the night before, for a while he just thought it was a dream but then fragment by fragment he realized it wasnt.
He got out of bed franticly running his hands through his unruly hair. More memories flooded back to him and he realized that he had gotten home last night at midnight, he had the house keys because his mother gave him them before she left in the ambulance. What was worse is that now he remembered everything from the previous night and his mothers words still rang through his head, she said he was sick. Stop it James, youre sick! and what did she keep repeating that she knew? the last thing he recalled from last night was falling asleep in his fathers bed while wearing his wed
If We Would Only LoveIf We Would Only Love As HE Wants Us ToIf We Would Only Love4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Our Spirits Would Soar Our Souls Renew
Then Mankind Would See A Better Life
Void Of Evil Greed And Strife
The World Would Be A Beautiful Place To Live
If We Would Only Learn To Give
Instead We Take And Desire Of Things
Not Blessed By HIM Who Love Did Bring
HE Came And Said My Brother Man
Accept This Gift From The Golden Lamb
Some Did Listen To The Words HE Said
Others Did Laugh And Turned Their Head
As They Nailed HIM To A Cross Of Wood
Still HE Blessed Them As Only HE Could
The Years Have Passed Since That Holy Day
When HE Walked The Earth Taking Sin Away
If We Would Only Love As HE Wants Us To
Then Our Spirits Would Soar Our Souls Renew
I'll never tell you -- you already know.I remember in the beginningI'll never tell you -- you already know.3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
there was just you and me
small intervals where the air would leap from my chest,
saying you leave me breathless will always be an understatement.
I wanted to kiss you before
I even knew you or knew the real you
but your untied purple chucks
had me even before your hello--
months later I realized that meant to be's aren't always
as silly as they used to be.
I've fallen in love with how
the palms of our hands match
the planes of our souls and
every time I loop my fingers
between yours we fall deeper--
If there was ever a time I should explain myself,
it's be right now, but I think you know--
I mean you should know--
How irreversibly far I've fallen
WallsLike a reopened woundWalls2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
a broken heart is more susceptible to infection
I built my walls up
year after year
brick by brick
but for some reason
I took them down
I disassembled them
brick by brick
letting a little more of myself slide between the cracks
whenever we were together
I thought you were doing the same
it was the magnitude of it all I think
Suddenly the walls are no longer being taken down carefully
but crumbling around me
in a flurry of emotions you're the only thing I see
the only thing I smell or feel
Standing on the other side
in a flurry of emotions
and I'm standing there
In the middle of the wreckage
tears streaming down my face
I reach out to you for comfort
our eyes meet
and he's gone
Leaving me to clean this mess up on my own