Promise Made of MoonlightLet me put you to bed tonightPromise Made of Moonlight7 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
and enfold you in these arms of mine.
Together we can while away the moonlight
as long as I stay by your side.
Listen to me and close your eyes,
sweet dreams are my promise;
this is your lullaby.
WheelWheel3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Life is the wheel ever turning
Making the hours go by fast
Though some days drag with yearning,
Life is the wheel.
This wheel is neither slow nor fast
It moves on with change it brings
Always changes in futures cast.
Mundane routines help our learning
Though even these must change at last
For new events that are occurring
Life is the wheel.
Kathy J Anderson, All Rights Reserved
I Had to LeaveI'm trying to apologize for the damage I've done.I Had to Leave3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I'm trying to apologize for the man I've become.
Because I stand with my feet in a bloody mess,
I'm undeserving of your sweet forgiveness.
You wonder if I take pleasure in this savage game,
Or if I play for any possible gain.
But I promise, all I wanted was for you to be happy.
Some of my sweetest memories are of you laughing.
You wanted to find out why I was leaving.
You wanted to find out if my promises ever had meaning.
I always said what you wanted to hear,
Just to make you want to stay near.
Whether I felt that way or not is a mystery to ponder,
That is, if you care now that "we" are no longer.
Now there is only one thing left for me to say,
And that's that I hope you find a man that'll stay.
I hope that he will actually earn your love.
love is adjourned--cherish it-you've came so far but what have you learned?love is adjourned--cherish it-3 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
you taught me how to save myself so I wouldn't have to return
I want you to be damn sure you won't get hurt,you won't get burned
I can't always be there when your love is adjourned
take the time to learn how to stay protected
and learn to love again and forever cherish it
The Night My Daddy Murdered MeMy name is Misty,The Night My Daddy Murdered Me13 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I am but three,
My eyes are swollen,
I cannot see.
I must be stupid,
I must be bad,
What else could have made
My daddy so mad?
I wish I were better,
I wish I weren't ugly,
Then maybe my mommy
Would still want to hug me.
I can't speak at all,
I can't do a wrong,
Or else I'm locked up
All the day long.
When I awake
I'm all alone,
The house is dark,
My folks aren't home.
When my mommy does come,
I'll try and be nice,
So maybe I'll get
Just one whipping tonight.
Don't make a sound!
I just heard a car,
My daddy is back
From Charlie's Bar.
I hear him curse,
My name he calls,
I press myself
Against the wall.
I try and hide
From his evil eyes,
I'm so afraid now
I'm starting to cry.
He finds me weeping,
He shouts ugly words,
He says it's my fault
That he suffers at work.
He slaps me and hits me,
And yells at me more,
I finally get free
And I run for the door.
He's already locked it,
And I start to bawl,
He takes me and throws me
Against the hard wall.
I fall to the floor
A forbidden LoveTheir love was doomed from the very start.A forbidden Love5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Since the day her eyes stole his heart.
A true Romeo and Juliet
Their love was forbidden by the skies.
By their nations, tribes and families.
Water's daughter and the prince of fire
Sworn enemies by nature,
But both sharers of tragedy
The lost of someone dear to them
Brought them to an understanding
And thoughts of the other began changing
Yet tragedy striked again
And put them both at different ends
Betrayal led way into hatred
Pleas for forgiveness were ignored
And exasperation began to form
Fire made an oath
To prove to water of its worth
The betrayer soon became the trusted.
The love of both was renewed
And was soon after guaranteed
By a necklace placed upon her neck
But even so no one believed
That fire and water could live as one
For the traditions of old
Had already said
That fire and water were much to different
To live together as one
But the lovers ignored all the others
For they knew by experience
That for every single difference
turn smile shift repeatturn smile shift repeat12 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
i wake up to a
the trees are dancing
to the melody of
the sunset and you
are the only one
that crosses my
i want to bury my-
self and fall in love
with your smile.
the tone of your
voice, the scent
of your soul, the
taste of your skin
the blood that
whenever you are near me,
whenever you are breathing.
you are waiting.
follow the depths of love;
dwelling on itdwelling on it12 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I have not the words.
I cry now in crumpled posture,
Unsecure in all of my facets.
Unbelieving...no I do believe.
The graying has returned, not on silent feet.
Not in stealth and secret, but boldly.
The tears have grown immensely,
and fall carving deep rivits upon my face.
Surely noticable from great distances,
but no one notices what they do not want to see.
I have been here before.
The walls then were black with red handprints.
Teenage angst and creativity allowed to reign free.
I wore black then, read vampire books, and slept forever.
Life held no meaning.
We all fight our demons of sulfur and mists,
we close our eyes and wish away the darkness when it comes.
A dense fog blocking out all truth that could save us.
Cloaks of shadow and doubt engulf us.
I don't have the strength.
So many years have passed, and I have changed,
yet I have remained the same.
The same broken little girl crying in the darkness
of her bedroom.
Alone always alone.
I don't believe in fairytales, I wonder if I
Red Solo CupI am the friend that you call on during your parties.Red Solo Cup3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
You fill me up so that you can have a good time.
You'll try and bounce a ping-pong ball into me and my friends,
Just as your opponent tries to do the same.
You lose count of the amount of times you tip me back,
And sometimes you even forget where I am.
But I am the secret behind your confidence and charisma,
Even though sometimes you regret the ideas I give you.
While the nights that you hold me are, in a word WILD,
The mornings after you always regret each swig
As you try and wake up and get rid of a migraine.
But I know that you'll always find me again,
For another insane Saturday night.
A Friend - -~*~A Friend~*~A Friend - -12 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
You make me want to cry
but my eyes remain dry
theres a surge in my heart
thats ripping me apart
A dull aching pain
that with my soul
as you drift away
on your life's escapade
i see a dawning light
thats grotesquely bright
thats the love i have
for you that will always
Our Numb TearsOur Numb Tears3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Our Numb Tears
Something deep within me / Is longing for relief
A haunting aura around me / Reminding me of the grief
Scratching at the core of my soul / Hope is swallowed by a black hole
Locked in the center of my heart / All that is left is the traumatized part
Laugh, smile, blink, and focus. You just need to act as normal as possible.
You cannot let this pain get the best of you. Don't do anything irresponsible.
The damage you do to yourself also effects everyone else, so don't let it become irreversible.
You're being too hard on yourself, no one is perfect in life, you're only human, you're not invincible!
Shock waves of guilt enter my system / While a deathly peace is in the distance
And aftershocks of regret strike me down / I can't show that I'm hurt when they're around
Tremors of anxiety / Infest my entire body
losing a friendlosing a friend13 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
losing a friend
when i sit back and look at everyone,
i notice you sitting there
with all your new found friends.
always ignoring me, blowing me off, pretending
as if i'm not even there.
you've changed, to become
so much like them
you are now something
you once could not stand
i remember when you'd say
"i'll never be like that."
you didn't care what they thought,
we'd sit and make fun of people
who'd sit and make fun of us.
big pants, spiky hair, pez dispensers
all little things that made our
now you're the one
who says the things
that make me want to hate you.
my clothes, hair, personality
all subjects of our conversations.
you try to change me,
as me why i'm not normal,
do you mean normal, like you?
now every time i see you
it's always the same
i look towards you
you glance at me
then turn your head
FallIn the void's midnight inkFall2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
we are steeped in hidden line.
Sympathetic ellipses path so primitive
unseen slip from time to time.
Marbles ahead round in a dervish circle
her fingers coax a gentle rift.
Without words or forgiveness pleas
the pen draws our love to split.
We started this journey alone
while a faithful, fateful force conspired.
All those numbers counted our progress
and intoned by chance priests so inspired.
Our event horizon melted frozen stones
that began to beat again two into one.
Fingers splinter surface tension mention
a fierce embrace that cannot be undone.
Tails twisted become tales dismissive
as torn asunder by an unseen thread guise.
Alien sympathetic eyes watch us fall apart
as my heart spills seeds of life through her skies.
A fallen star for your wishes
is just a signal fire to mark my death.
ideas to meSpouting like lavaideas to me8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
from a volcanoe,
ideas spring forth,
like an arrow from a bow.
It's almost five,
I haven't slept.
I write this instead,
when I'm much more adept.
Indeed I'm strange,
only writing before dawn.
But if you looked into my mind,
you're head'd turn into a bomb.
I know what you're thinking,
"This guy's just weird!"
Well there I'd have to agree,
but I am one to be feared.
I have a knack
for writing stories.
I like what I write,
all the bloodies and gories.
But if you could see
what went on inside,
your brain would melt
and your eyes vaporize.
lives severedThis is for lovelives severed8 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
a journey that did
two lives sever
no one could belive it
no one would belive it
they thought them a special pair
but then, fate bit
midway through the cursed excursion
an evil befell them
a terrible beast
that sought to fell them
the boy did slay it
to a terrible cost
he wrought on oa curse
thus for him, all hope was lost
he had to roam
as an ugly, horrid beast
never again loved
and never at peace
AssaultAssault13 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Eyes adjusting to the dimness
smells assaulting my nostrils
acrid bitter rusty drain
- into the room.
Slither close to the edges
dampness assaulting my skin
flakey, mildew ridden walls
- fingers sliding along.
Seems I've been here before
same place different existence
bent kneed I touch wooden floors
- once worshiped with my face.
Single bulb light
in the middle of the room
swaying at my entrance
broken jagged glass hanging down
- never to bear witness again.
I meet the overturned chair
on my feet this time, my knees
will never meet this floor again
- the memory begins.
The crying again, coming from in there
noise assaulting my small ears
short gasping breaths from her throat
- why is she crying ?
Slip quietly through dark halls
the light spilling out
from the crack under the door
- ear to the wood, why is she gasping for air?
Door flying open pouring light over me
acrid bitter smell of blood assaulting my nostrils
look what we have here, nosey are we?, well come in and see.
C20H25N3O - LSDC20H25N3O - LSD11 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
"Sex Sex Sex"
"Is the root of all"
"Sex Sex Sex"
"Is the root of all"
His eyes were looking away from here
There he stood, flailing in the South Oval
Broken down into pieces
Broken down into few words
He undressed himself
Fell into the grass
40 F, autumn.
"He took three hits of acid, he was fine, maybe a little out of control, yeah, but he was fine, they should have let him run around the Oval for a couple of hours"
"He was fine"
"He was fine"
"Until they gave him Niacin"
"He had a bad trip"
"Sex Sex Sex"
Jeans and a t-shirt
He was being re-clothed
Over and over again
Over and over again.
"He was stuck"
"They're going to take him to the hospital"
"What are they doing to him?"
"Where is he going?"
"But wait—is he ok?"
"But wait—is he ok?"
The Sight Of You...The Sight Of You...9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The sight of you
makes me want to vomit
clean it up
and feed it to you
in a pretty yellow bowl
the sight of you
makes me want nothing more
than to trace your lips
with succulent kisses
It is the sight of you
that makes me remember
why I have so much
It is the sight of you
that makes my heart stop
and skip to many beats
for me to continue on this earth
for it is the sight of you
that allows me to think
of just how much you'll really
when I see you with her
forgetting that once those emotions
belonged to me
and that I once belonged to you
It is the very sight of you
that murders my realizations
rebirths the cruel exsistence
tonicas FIVE words poemtonicas FIVE words poem13 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Date: 2002-09-07 18:53:02
death (of inner self)
The Abandoned Used Dishrag
Wrap arms of neglected love around me
I am left alone here (she'll be ok, leave her alone)
silence scares me, noises in the night send shivers through me
I am alone, afraid, stuck in between
once you loved me with hot desires
lending credence to our happiness
now in this decade of empty unfullfilled yearnings
I am left cold and untouched by your eyes and by your hands
each day brings a little death (la petite mort) to my soul
to everything you used to wrap arms around and whisper
saccharine lies into, maybe you should keep telling me
I am everything you need, the lie hurts no one but me
and I wouldn't be alone, and I wouldn't be afraid
if you only would wrap your arms around my abandoned heart
and squeeze the blood from it like the used dishrag it has
begun to resemble, but you already left, leaving it in a puddle
on the formi
Solitude FactorSolitude Factor13 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I turn up the radio as i sift threw old notes.
Old lives once past threw me.
Old memories torn away from the bindings of judged cover.
I twist my own arm.
Reading on about memories of death and chaos.
As i cry.
As i break tears for my Opate outlook on my Fasade.
I try to fade out.
Try to disapear from existance.
But i fall and hit my face.
Im anchored to my own humanity.
I only felt happy when i help people i dont know.
I watch the stars waiting for them to give me a sign but all i see is a Blackmoon.
I Count the days.
Waiting for my life to reseed into darkness again.
Factors of love in hate mix into me.
But all i taste is Deprestion.
RE BigotsRE Bigots13 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
My womanhood has nothing to do
with your manhood and penis size
doesn't matter so put away your
I don't want to seduce your girlfriend
and I wont emasculate your son, so if
you have a problem it's yours not mine.
I will have my love, I will love beyond
gender, race, or beliefs. I will not let your
hate consume me I will not let it change me.
So take your energies and apply them to
yourself take a good look in the mirror and
judge your own wealth.
Your opinion matters little in the grand scheme
of life and your hate just shows your ignorance,
so despite all the ugliness your life is made of,
I will still continue to love.