that resounding drum.Even the stars are dark tonight,that resounding drum.3 years ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
Regrets inside me begin to ignite.
The wind begs me not to go,
But the wind only knows of a love long ago.
Black waters stir beneath me,
They hold the cold promise of eternity.
Slow, nervous breaths escape my lips,
As I slowly begin to strip.
I want to die by the way of birth,
Bare and raw, I'm going back to ash and earth.
The bridge is silent; the town seems dead,
I step onto the rail, my transparent wings spread.
I want so badly to be covered in red,
But I hear a resounding drum in my head.
My heart reminds me that I'm still living;
That another chance to me, God is giving.
God's place my feet back upon the ground,
Angels' fingers point me eastboud.
My hands are shaking and my soul is numb;
Inside my breast, I can still hear that resounding drum.
Pretty GirlI'm pretty, right?Pretty Girl3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Well, let me eat less
And tan more,
Burn my hair to make it straight
And spend all my money on clothes.
[Am I pretty now?]
Bring ItYesterday you took my notebook,Bring It3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Today you took my pen,
If tomorrow you take my thoughts,
What will I do then?
Let me be myself
I'm sick of all your rules
Without my sword and shield
How will I win my duels?
I don't hide behind my papers
I use them as my ally
If you force me to fights
I'll crush you like the last guy.
.:Five Years:.Five Years..:Five Years:.3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
She waited by the phone.
Waited for a call that never came.
Sometimes courageous enough to dial the number.
But not strong enough to let it ring.
She spent wondering why
Wondering how it all happened so fast.
How in the span of a day,
Family turn into strangers.
She's been trying to forget about.
Forget his very existence.
Impossible a task it's proven to be
No matter her persistence.
He was gone. No sign of life.
Yet now he speaks of love and tears.
Please do tell me, Why now after
Alter EgoI have an alter egoAlter Ego3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
She likes to rhyme with me
And when she's sick of working
She makes me drink my tea
She shouts out loud, she's very proud
And goes round looking for trouble,
She digs in deep into my mind
Shifting past the rubble
Her fingers stained in ink
Her hair is all askew
Glasses that need fixing
Two colors are her shoes
I have an alter ego
She likes to write and rhyme
One look in the mirror,
And I see her all the time.
Rhythm of the War Drums 2The fully lighted room stood at the end of one corridor, that opposite of the one housing the secured rooms of each patient. The door was an off white color, the same as the walls that separated me from the world every single night; the walls I took to staring at while deep in the recesses of my mind.Rhythm of the War Drums 23 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The room itself was colored white though, complimenting the brown furniture strewn in strategic places in the enclosed space. Papers of variety seemed to fly across the mahogany desk that blocked off almost one third of the office, housing a lone computer chair as black as a starless night sky. This is where Rickerson sat now, thinking that staring at me was going to make me open up. Sure, I have to admit it was getting uncomfortable, being looked at like he was dissecting my mind, but I wasn't about to go and spew out my whole life story because of a pair of intense sea-green eyes.
I tried to focus on anything besides him, searching the room again like I always have over the course of Go
InsideI smile to everyone.Inside3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I handle stuff calmly.
I love everyone.
I am very helpful.
True love is everything.
I'm always happy.
My life is perfect.
I have sweet dreams
I'm perfectly sane
I'll be by you
I don't want to see the darkness.
I say hello
if you love meif you love me3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I don't know how to tell you
I don't know if it's true
I don't know if I really love you
Don't steel my heart with out telling me why
I wish that I was always on your mind
I don't know why I can not tell a lie
And if you like me then say you like me
I Believe in HimSomedays I may lose my way.I Believe in Him3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I almost gave up searching for the right path, but he helped me find it again.
I don't believe in myself.
Yet he created me in his imagine so I must be worth something.
I feel alone.
Then I pray to him and even though he doesn't answer in words I feel him in my heart.
I may feel miles away from him.
Yet he is with me everyday.
I was bullied and cried.
I know he was there by my side and made me feel okay.
I'm scared to take a chance.
I know he did wonderful things.
So that means that I can.
Some people tell me he isn't real.
Still I believe and always will.
ReflectedAll her life she thought she wasn't beautiful.Reflected3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
All her life people told her she wasn't good enough.
All her life she tried to fit in, but she learned those things were so small compared to his plan.
One day she looked in the mirror and noticed something she had never seen before.
The mirror still reflected back her imperfect skin and plain hair, but now she could look past that and see her heavenly fathers features relfected in her own.
Seeing that reminded her of who she was and that she did matter.
She whispered to herself "I was sent here to become like him. That's the perpose of this life and from now on I will never forget that."
Falling Star In LoveIf you were a falling starFalling Star In Love3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I'd catch you and put you in my pocket
But I'm the one who's falling, falling in love
And you're not there to catch me
And keep me in your heart.
We are BEAUTIFUL. I see the hate in their eyes. The way they look at the mirror with disgust. They don't seem themselves. They see a false reflection. They see their outer selves as all that they are and they see nothing deeper. These people see no use in themselves. They don't realize how beautiful they are, and they don't se the hope and love within them. I want to show those people their flaws, in other words what makes them special. That's what flaws are essentially, something that separates us apart from others. Our outer selves are only one part of our whole self. You have a big nose; well you might just have a big heart too. You have brown eyes that you don't like, well maybe that's a symbol of the warmth you have inside you. We all have those days when the mirror is our worst enemy and we think awful things of ourselves. That doesn't mean that during those days everyone else thinks your ugly, most people will love you for who you are on the outsideWe are BEAUTIFUL.4 years ago in Emotional More Like This
He Doesn't KnowHe doesn't know that when I see his face I forget that I was sad.He Doesn't Know3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
He doesn't know when he's near my heart beats faster.
He doesn't know his smile lights up my whole day.
He doesn't know when he laughs I can't help but smile.
He doesn't know that those eyes are full of utter happiness that fills my heart.
He doesn't know that he always has the right thing to say.
He doesn't know that he's the most amazing person I have ever met.
He doesn't know just how much I want to kiss him.
He doesn't know when he hugs me my breathe is taken away.
He doesn't know how much I need him.
He doesn't know he's the reason I wake up in the morning.
He doesn't know all my thoughts lead back to him.
He doesn't know that he's the world to me.
He doesn't know that I love him.
And he never will know unless I tell him.
Show Me the WayShow me they way.Show Me the Way4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I'll follow you.
I'll keep on pushing through.
You know better than I.
You give me your hand.
Your love is as much as the grains of sand.
You walked this path first.
You suffered the worst when you died for me.
You give me hope when things hurt the most.
Your name is a two small words but mean the world to people.
I take that first step.
Now it's my turn to follow.
QuoteTruth shines from the pages of the Book of Mormon.Quote3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
When we read these pages and believe in them truth begins to shine in us too.
In this LifeIn this life your faith will be tested.In this Life3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
There will be times of joy and sorrow.
Some days you may wonder if you will make it for tomorrow.
Circumstances may seem to get the best of you.
You wonder if you can make it through.
You may believe the whole world is full of madness.
Some days you may see it full of gladness.
In some countries there's hunger and war.
They wonder if there will ever be more.
He didn't say this life would be easy, but it would be worth it.
Look UpWhen we look downLook Up4 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
We see the filth upon the ground
The dirt the world has left behind
Look down, that's all you'll find
Raise your eyes and be inspired
See the temple spires
Rising into the sky
See the angel Moroni
Proclaiming to us all
The true gospel
I Wish I Were Little Again Why do we say that,I Wish I Were Little Again2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
"I wish I were little again?"
Was it to get away from from boredom and some chants?
Or is it because we want more freedom than we do today?
Oh, having fun all the time and less work!
Wouldn't it be fun to have all of that gone away?
That's A Good Person, Right?That's A Good Person, Right?That's A Good Person, Right?2 years ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
Who am I to ask her
If she'll spare some time for me?
I should work my schedule for her
Brief visits. Yes, that's the key.
She has priorities more important.
No questions! She just had to take flight!
I'll wait for her short stop again.
That's a good boyfriend, right?
He says he loves me
Thinks of me all day long.
So I shouldn't ask why he suddenly leaves
Or ignores me. That's totally wrong.
Don't question his love.
He said so himself. You're being trite.
I'll wait for him to notice me.
That's a good girlfriend, right?
I'll stay quiet, stay silent.
Won't dare start an argument.
I know my problems don't amount to anything
And if I say otherwise, there'll be reprimandment.
Don't bring up my concerns.
Just nod and smile bright.
I'll tiptoe around her.
That's a good husband, right?
We hardly talk anymore
Like a neighbor across the street
That you don't talk to or know
You merely just greet.
Don't bring that up.
Just act like you two are tight.
Life's a TestLife's a Test (Inspired by quotes from the Ensign)Life's a Test4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
by Arianna Crane
Become an instrument in the hands of God
Care for the poor and needy
Stand steadfast and immovable
The sacrament and the sacrifice
Quiet stirrings of the heart
To learn, to do, to be
You know enough,
Come what may, and love it
Learn to laugh
Even a child can understand
Our hearts knit as one
Finding joy in the journey
Lift where you stand
Teaching and being taught
Is the way
To fulfilling the purpose
Of the test
Descending SpiralHe smiles, laughter filling the room.Descending Spiral3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Full of jokes and wit, self hilarity.
He talks the talk and walks the walk.
Mr. Right, the good kind of guy.
He sits and speaks, shade across the face.
Serious matters come to light.
Yet who talks more not less?
In that fraction of a second.
Caught without the mask.
Hurt, pain, anguish.
Too many burdens to bear.
He has so many shells,
What do they hold?
A void even he cannot dare to touch.
It eats away, his very being.
A fraction of what he was.
But he is those ruins.
Of the great person he used to be.
He is laughter, that hides the tears.
He is hope, without light of his own.
He is strength, where weakness comes from.
He is wisdom, histories one reward.
He has suffered, yet he does not shy away.
He has hurt, yet he trudges on.
He has loved, yet he accepts his way.
He is; a wounded dancer, with show and encore.
Your toes touching rock.
ConfidenceI have self-confidence.Confidence4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Everyone sees it.
I laugh off the hurtful jokes.
I ignore the cutting comments.
I don't notice the rumors.
They're all there.
I know they are.
I won't retaliate.
I don't yell back.
But just because I'm self-confident
Doesn't mean they don't hurt.
God Gave Me YouGod gave me you...God Gave Me You4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
To never truly be alone.
To tell me to go for it when everyone else said no.
To hold me when I cried.
To be my shinning example.
To guide me.
To always remember someone loves me.
To warm my frozen heart.
To make me laugh when I want to give up.
To stand up for what I believe in.
To teach me to live.
To help me up when I fall.
To teach me to fly instead of crawl.
To remind me I am beautiful.
To believe in me when I didn't believe in myself.
To remember to smile instead of frown.
I'll always love you and I'm so greatful God gave me you.