Seeking SolaceSeeking Solace
It is peace and bliss
So much so I can never ask for it
Ice and fire two opposites that I desire
I sought it out all my life
Going round and round again
Never sure which way to turn
And when I realize how alone I really I am I cannot help but
Be thankful for the silence
This never ending dance makes me wonder
Does anyone truly wish for solace?
Time (Addressed to Civilian Girls)Time (Addressed to Civilian Girls)Time (Addressed to Civilian Girls)3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
You think you know it all
That what we have isn't as good as you
Your men come home at the end of everyday
Your love is iron clad so you say
But for me time is valuable
For my love is gone from me
And I treasure every moment
When you complain that they don't listen or spend enough time
I can tell you I would give anything to be in your shoes
To be allowed more time
For time with a sailor is anything but easy
But I wouldn't give it up for anything
Or trade a single second
So I continue waiting
SeenSeenSeen3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I struggle and writhe
Beneath this blanket of black
I cry out only to be met with regret
Stay strong you whisper
Impossible I say!
My heart is spinning, going away
Please have mercy!
I beg and plead
But no one is there to comfort me
I'm lost and forgotten
No one noticed as I slipped and fell
I was invisible
See through, Gone
And how I wish to be remembered
To be that lingering smile
That faded dream
I'm still waiting
Waiting to be seen
A Thousand LashesA Thousand LashesA Thousand Lashes3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
You never think about what you say
How every harsh word is like a crack of a whip
One lash, two, then more and more
Before long my heart is bleeding and bare
Is this what you wanted?
For me to be completely broken and weak?
Before long this is all I can feel around you
Beaten and unworthy
Of the love I gave you so graciously
Every hateful word is another thorn in my heart
Another lash to my back
Sticks and stones may break my bones
But your words have defiantly hurt me
A thousand lashes
A thousand lies
A thousand painful ways to die
But I still love you
InvisibleInvisibleInvisible3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Can you see me?
I mean really see me!
Can you see my heart?
It bleeds for the broken
Can you see my smile?
It is a painted lie
Can you hear my cries?
They are very quiet
Can you see my tears?
They flow endlessly
But do you know what I see?
I see a wasted world smothered by hate, greed and war
I see heart break and liars
I hear screams of our ancestors
They are ashamed
I hear children cry from neglect, abuse, hate
But others are blind to it
Believe the lies fed to us by the hands of the devil
They see nothing
And before you know it
Our pain isn't invisible
ComfortComfortComfort3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
To me it is sunshine and blue skies...
It's reading a book in a field of daisies
But it's also something I never expected
It's his smile, touch, spirit
Everything about him radiates peace and love
It still blows me away he even looked my way
I feel so safe around him and I am not afraid
To be who I am and to tell him everything
Others find it crazy
But to me it's so simple
My love for him will never disappear
Nor will my comfort
In The PastIn the PastIn The Past2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I want it in the past
This pain you caused
Scars so deep you won't ever know how far they run
My heart is a battle field of broken bodies and lost hope
How dare you do this to me?
Break me so I can't ever be whole again
I deserve to be happy and loved
But you took my love and picked it apart and then glued it back again
Then you did it all over again
Is this your way of amusement?
Something to pass the time?
Do I mean so little to you can't let me be?
Why do you re open old wounds?
They will only turn into ugly scars and then I will be hated by all
Is that your plan?
To make me ugly and weak?
To have others hate me and leave me just like you did?
I do not want to lose you but you left me long ago
I just couldn't see
Couldn't see what you were doing to me
These scars you caused may never heal but I will not allow you
To create new wounds
I will not bleed out any more
It may take time to let others back in after you caused me to shut them out
But I know with time and love I w
TogetherTogetherTogether2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
So many memories of us swirl in the depths of my mind
I cannot pick just one that is my favorite
But I do believe the best thing about you and me is the start of our forever
Paths crossed and I almost passed you by
But something held me back and made me think before I acted
A little nagging feeling in the back in my mind made me pause and look around
My heart whispered and for once I listened
For once I took a chance
A running leap that I would normally never take
I risked it all and then I fall head first into the chasm
Of love that was unavoidable
It was dark and unfamiliar at first and I wasn't so sure I wanted to continue being in the dark
But your light kept me going even when I wanted to turn back
As we grew closer I was certain
You were the one I was waiting for all my life
Our love was tested and the distance was hard
But I knew soon enough you would be back in my arms
Now time has made us grow stronger and I know the challenges that lie ahead
But with you I know I can
LoveLoveLove3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The first time I saw you I knew
I would wait for you forever if you asked
My heart never questioned or doubted that this was real
You promised we would never part
In my heart I know that's true
So I will keep holding on
To what we have to the things we can be
Because I know we can be great
I know we can make people remember
Why love is worth anything at all
And if I get scared I know you will be right there
To make things right again
Just as I will always be yours
And you will always be mine
True love has no end
And I know ours will go on forever
I love you
HypnoticHypnoticHypnotic3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
As I tear a white sheet out
Of the three ring note book and pick up my pen,
I feel a trance come over me, something I cannot control.
The ink bleeds onto the white paper that has become my canvas,
For I am the artist that no one bothers to see;
I sit and wait for the words to come, as they always do when I have a pen in hand.
I press the felt covered tip hard into white satin promises.
With every stroke, I create dream lands where silly things like love reside;
But I have the chance to visit these wonders.
Every time I step into this trance I discover new worlds.
Sometimes, it is happy and sweet;
Seems like nothing could bring me down.
But then the shadows find me, and I wish I could break free.
They close in on me, and I find myself wishing
I was the one writing this story
But like the hypnotic song playing, I am too helpless to sing along.
The white velvet sheets wrap around me and I lose myself again,
I bend and twist to their will and power.
I must be some kind
She IsShe is the one who lost it allShe Is3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
To famine and pain
She is my sister, my friend who
Was slain by her own hand
She is every girl who was wronged by every man
She is the one who comforts and never complains
She is my mother, my grandmother
She is the angel in love songs
The model in photos
She is sunshine and cloudy days and everything in between
She is the meaning behind love poems
She is the one who fades away
Never to be seen again
And she is me
When I am scared or happy or sad
She is my broken heart
When my parents divorced
She is my crying soul when I see those I love hurting
She is everything to me
And I wish I was her when in reality she is me
Sun Rise brings Him HomeSun Rise brings Him HomeSun Rise brings Him Home3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Sun Rise brings my sailor home to me
Each hour brings him closer
To that fateful day
When he can come home to me safely
This I pray
So every night I bless the sun
And I know this now
Sun set is just as important
To us Sailor gals
WarmthWarmthWarmth3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I never believed there could be a you and me
Before I accepted and protected my fragile heart
Never did I see coming the light that was you
I was cold for so long, the light was freighting
But you filled the void and made me see
That maybe there is no reason to hide
But I still want you to know how very
New this is to me
This warmth, your fire
I love it all
And when I look into your eyes I know
You would never let me
SkeletonsSkeletonsSkeletons3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I'm the thing in your closet
The fears you try to hide
No it won't do you any good to hide it
I'm going to break inside of you
But what are you going to do?
When the world finally sees
That pretty little smile
Is a two faced misery
How are you going to explain?
To those who believed in you
That you're not really a hero
Nothing but a child
Scared of the world
Terrified of the truth
Running for a eternity
Nowhere to go
I know what you are
You put me here
Can't lie to me
I see through you
So go on
Push me back
But I know what lies
In your closet
UnrequitedUnrequitedUnrequited3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Every single day I try to get you
To look my way
But your blind and I need to know
You can't just see me for me?
Am I not good enough?
For your little standards?
You hide behind that mask
But to me it's as clear as glass
Who you are
What you are
Is confused and scared
You can't hide from me
I see everything that no one takes the time to see
Friends are better you say
Keeps all the hurt at bay
Safety is your strategy
But it's not my game
I can't play by your rules
So I am sad to say
No matter how much
I may love you
It will always be unrequited
Because you're never
Going to come out of your shell
And I will not
Dance of The FallenDance of The Fallen3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Dance of The Fallen
I walk onto the dance floor
And am surrounded by ghosts of summer's past
They dance around me wearing faceless masks
Each move with such grace and beauty
I know it is too good to last
Faster and faster the figures dance
To soon do I stumble
Giving myself away
Each covered face turns my way
Suspecting me of being something
I realize then I am not a faceless creature
A hateful bane
I am bright and vibrant
Something that should not be covered
Or smothered by other's selfish spite
I reject your masks
Your hateful ways
For I am me and I will never be tamed
So I continue dancing in this
Lost in YouLost in YouLost in You3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
It's crazy you know
What you do to me
How can I explain?
It's like tasting sunshine and drinking in all the world has to give
I know it's too late to go back
I don't ever want to come down
So don't go now
So strong we are
Even though we're so far apart
I can feel you still
I'm not afraid anymore
I want to be like this forever
I'm so lost in you
And I don't ever want
To be found
Heart PoundingHeart PoundingHeart Pounding3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Palms sweating, sweating, sweating
Heart Racing, racing, racing
I walk up the steps
Slowly, slowly, slowly
The lights turn on and they are so very bright
My mouth is dry and my face is red
This moment I have dread
All eyes on me, me, me
The time is now and I can't remember
My feet are shaking, my heart is beating
And I feel like fleeing
But I'm trapped, trapped, trapped
I open my mouth and not a sound comes out
My head is dizzy and my vision is blurred
The audience's faces start to whirl
And my vision fades to
Black, black, black
DisgraceDisgraceDisgrace3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I'm sick of being who you want me to be
Why can't you just see me for me?
Don't you know? Or care?
How hard I try to please you?
I'm so tired, so tired of being someone else's rock
When I have no one to call my own
That wretched day
I became a nothing, a no one
Because of you I am a liar
I try to be there for others
Be what they need me to be
But the truth is
The ugly truth is
I am a disgrace and
It is your fault
Forgive MeForgive MeForgive Me3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I have taken
the gold chain
that was in
the jewelry box
of which you
a special occasion
it was beautiful
and sold for
a high price
Old SoulOld SoulOld Soul3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Mirrored back at me
Feelings that are not mine
Rise up in their depths
A life I never knew
A story never told
Something feels wrong
What am I missing?
I can do nothing but stare into my reflection
Those soulful eyes
They haunt me
Miss NobodyMiss Nobody `Miss Nobody3 years ago in Visual & Found Poetry More Like This
Seen but never heard
She is slowly sweetly dying in a case of ice
Closed off from the rest of the world
She paints on her face
Hoping to get by with this façade
But now its all falling apart
She will be left in the dark
They will search for her heart
But mourning was meant for the lonely
And not once has anyone cared
For Miss Nobody
There was never anyone there
Her tears have all frozen along with the sound of her cries
Those sorrow filled nights have become nothing but a lie
So when they finally find her
Surrounded by shards of her heart
They will stop to think about their actions
How scorning her has blown her apart
Maybe one day while they are looking for meaning to their sad little lives
Someone will remember why
Miss Nobody is no longer alive
Morning BringsMorning BringsMorning Brings3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
A beauty in the sky, a blinding flare. You try to pierce through clouds, but the clouds make you truly appear.
To me you are the beauty of the greatest gem and deepest heart
But I know now how I must protect it
Least I forget it
And the lessons that it taught
For the hour of darkness brings a thickness to the air, but I know you will soon be there.
For every night must come to an end
Just like the story told to children
When bedtime soon approaches
For every morning brings new riches
And I know I will be there in the end counting every blessing that it brings
I know you can never leave me, because you are never too far off. For we circle you round and round again, not to be cast off.
And that I know is what morning brings.
SurviveWhispers in my earSurvive3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Compel me to surrender.
But I will not hear;
I defy my contender.
Defeat is not an option;
There is no other way:
Survive against all odds
To die another day.
'Tis the oldest battlecry;
The only ultimatum.
Fight until you die
Rather plain verbatim.
To be classified as "alive,"
Survive, survive, survive.