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.
.: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
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?]
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
Kings, Queens, and JokersMy mother always told meKings, Queens, and Jokers3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I am the King of my own world
I believed her
I glance at my dearest Queen, my world,
Looking troubled as always
Until he walked in
She tries to hide it
But her face still lights up
The court surrounds him
Happy as ever, ready to be entertained
Their favorite, her dearest Joker had finally arrived
Shameful to say, I was among his followers
Before I knew how he'd ruin me
The crowd subsided after he showed them some tricks
If only they had looked up to see who he really was
We sit together, and it's obvious she still loves him
She won't ever admit it
The way he looks at her,
I wonder if he does too
But one would never know with him,
His face a mask
He is the Joker after all
It's complicated, she'd say
Yet still I try,
I'm the King, I have every right
If only his life could be mine
But what if it could be?
What if I could change things?
Watching and waiting
I see what I must do
My Queen will be mine again
Secret ProposalSecret Proposal3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
His mouth grazes my ear
Whispering a forever word
As close to strangers as we were
I let the beard tickle my chin
Fingers run along a soft jawline
And secrets were told
The late night ones
Where teens drunk on sleep
(And high on friendship)
Laugh about pain, heartbreak, death
I wish to be loved like that
While he wishes that love away
possibly, maybe, who knows
I still hear those spoken words
A confidence unheld by anything else
The same man who told me to shave
Asked me to wax
(I didn't mind, I just laughed)
And thought of the future
I told of
Rape hands, pulling wrists, pulling
Eyes widening, my fear his shock
All mushing together
And we kiss, once, just before I go home
He spoke of
Tied hands forever, just almost barely
So until next time my princess
My princess knight
Can we maybe love?
LoveLove3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
" I Love her"
You said those three words making my heart sink.
like my heart was a boat gusting with water and over floating
Your green eyes
Your way of saying my name
I love but why can't you see
Just A friend
Just A best friend
but you always look pass me
like I'm invisible
but i'm not, you know that
A Beauty queen, that's what you want?
To have someone that is beautiful on the outside but ugly inside?
Her Bad attitude that what's you love?
No, her sitting on boys's laps when you are not there?
is this what you love about her?
Could you ever love ... an awkward girl?
Dance In the Rain"I said, go out with me, or I tell people."Dance In the Rain3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Terra frowns. "You see, you're being a jerk. That's why I said no in the first place." Terra says, pulling away from my grip.
Realizing what I did, I quickly run in front of her. "Wait! I'm sorry. It's just," I sigh, "Terra I think you're really amazing. I'd give anything for a chance to have just one date with you."
Terra looks down and shuffles her feet. "Really?"
Without any warning, Terra goes up on her toes and kisses my cheek. "Okay, I'll go out with you."
And that is what brings me waiting in my car outside of Terra's house. I look at my reflection in my car window, hoping I wasn't underdressed for a first date. I was wearing a white dress shirt and a pair of black jeans.
Drawing a breath in, I get out of the car and walk to the front door. Before I knock, the door swings open and I see Terra's mom. "Hi Darren." She says with a huge smile. "I'll go get Terra. You just wait right here."
I nod and stand there awkwardly w
The Clockmaker's DaughterShe was murdered.The Clockmaker's Daughter3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The doctors convened around the table around the young woman that they were to examine. There was not a single thing upon the woman's flawless body to suggest that such a thing had happened. She was perfect.
Don't know. She just was.
That's not evidence, Doctor.
I'm aware, Doctor.
They ran their hands along her body and tried to inspect for needle marks. Perhaps it was with the needle that had caused her death. No, there was nothing there to suggest such a death.
They opened her mouth with their plastic hands to see if there was any sign of poison. Her mouth might have been damaged from the chemicals. Yes, perhaps that was it.
The results are negative.
Yes, Doctor, negative.
They looked at the girl's body again. She seemed peaceful and very much alive. She looked like she was just sleeping. She was taking a nap, that was it. But the doctors were smarter than that and studied her further.
Time Heals Nothing..in MeTime Heals Nothing..in Me3 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Time Heals Nothing
Your sprit passes threw me like a cold breeze on a warm day,
no physical being left to see,
but I know you are with me.
TIME HEALS NOTHING!!!!!!!!!.....in me
I've gone to all the places you would be,
still I cant except your not with me.
your grave is so lonely,
like two staring eyes in the night.
TIME HEALS NOTHING!!!!!!!!!.....in me
Withering Souls Chapter OneWithering Souls Chapter One3 years ago in Settings More Like This
I wrapped the scarf tighter around my neck and shuddered from both the cold and fear. The dark hazel and oak trees of Withering Woods loomed over me, and threatened to swallow me up. I raised my dress till the hem brushed my ankles and slowly trudged through the thick, cold mud. The air reeked of death. The wind blew through my cloak, chilling me to the bone. Clumps of grass and ice surrounded the barren ground and the wood was unnervingly silent. I cursed loudly as my boot clad foot slipped on a large chuck of ice hidden under the vile mud.
Never before had I cause to enter Withering Woods. It was a cursed place, said to harbor the devil in its dark areas. I was always told to stay out of it. The trees were taller than the mill my family owned, and the leaves were cluttered together so closely, no light made it to the floor of the wood. Even in broad daylight, Withering Woods was darker than night.
I shivered slightly and hugged myself tightly. Earlier, at the market, it seemed that t
Bottled Up Feelings"Hey Mackenzie!" I say as I walk up to her in the school hallway. Mackenzie turns to me with wide eyes. I smile at her. "You died your hair blonde? Wow, you look beautiful. Not that you didn't before."Bottled Up Feelings3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Mackenzie stays silent and looks down at her feet. I narrow my eyes at her. Why is she being so quiet? "Mackenzie? Are you okay?" I ask her. She still doesn't respond. "Mackenzie?"
Her head suddenly flies up and her eyes meet mine. I see fire blazing in the big brown eyes that I love so much. "Ben! I don't want to talk about it!" She hisses at me.
Mackenzie turns to walk away but I put my hand on her shoulder, stopping her. "Wait! What's wrong? Why are you so angry?" I ask.
She turns her head to the side just a little so the corner of her eye looks back at me. I see her eyes soften a bit, and for a second, something else. But the fire soon returned to her eyes and Mackenzie shrugged off my hand. "I don't want to talk about it." She growled, then walked away.
I stayed where I was, in shoc
Didn't Really Do MuchOkay, so yesterday, Jake and I had our first date. And to be honest, it wasn't that great.Didn't Really Do Much3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Um, sorry that things were kind of... Boring, yesterday." I say, looking down at my feet.
"Oh, it's okay. I didn't really know what to expect." Jake says.
I look up and see him smile to reassure me. "So next time, do you just want to hang out or something?"
Jake's smile grows wider. "Okay, sure."
"Cool. Are you busy on Saturday? We could go get breakfast at Squat and Gobble and then just wing it from there." I say, smiling like an idiot.
"Yeah. Sounds good to me."
The week could not have gone any slower, but it was finally Saturday.
I smile when I see Jake waiting for me outside Squat and Gobble. I bounce over to him. "Hey."
"Hey." He says back, returning the smile.
We walk into the restaurant and look at the menu. "Do you know what you want?" Jake asks me. I nod. "Okay, I'll pay."
"Hello. What can I get for you two today?" The man at the register asks.
"Um, can I get two
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.
Secret loveSecret love3 years ago in Romance More Like This
He's been my best friend since I can remember, one of those "best friends since birth" kind of friends. The kind that can totally read each other like an open book or some kind of indescribable telekinesis or something, well that's us alright, no doubt about it. Well, ok, a little doubt, I guess you could say. Ever since we were little, we were like brother and sister; we just understood each other, did everything together, we were like twins. You know the perfect yin to my yang harmonious and perfect.
I've had many other guy friends and it always ends up the same way, we become friends, get to know each other and then I start to fall for them, somehow they find out get totally freaked out. It equals one ruined friendship; two people totally avoiding one another and many, many awkward moments. I could always count on him, our friendship is still very strong, even sixteen years later.
Unseen TomarrowsUnseen Tomarrows3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
"Let no deed be undone, for tomarrow may never come..
Let no smile never be shared...For Tomarrow you may not be here.
Let no sunrise be unssen...Let no flight not be on wing
And always lift your voice and sing..
For tomarrow may yet not be seen."
Written by: Linda M rogers
To: All those whose wings have carried them onwards and away from us.
And Dedicated to a Beautiful Angel who has lifted her wings to fly.RIP Sweetheart.
Emily's songEmily's song3 years ago in Horror More Like This
I trusted you. I needed you. I opened my arms for you. And how do you repay me? Just look at me there is a maggot in my eye. Why? Why?
I loved you. I wanted you. And how did you repay me? By stabbing me and taking all I own. I waited for you for years. Now you sir never came but I know someone who did...
Oh who am I kidding he's not the one. He's cute but he's not you.
I waited for you!!!
I loved you.
But that's all a lie.
I hope you rot in hell.
Angels of my nightmaresAngels of my nightmares4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
So, i used to have this angel, with pitch black wings,
he showed me such dark, pretty little things,
and in the darkness, he held me close.
he treated me like a princess, better than most,
but one day, when i reach for my dark angel through the dark,
i felt no warm finger tips, no loving spark,
he left me.
I cried, begged, made a plea,
that he would come back for me,
Then, something shined through my darkness,
it took away my hate, worry, sadness, and stress.
when i reached, it took my hand,
i was able to stand again,
i smiled, as i saw a different angel, with white wings,
he showed me such happy, beautiful things,
i laughed and smiled,
he was spontaneousness, brave, loving, and wild,
then, my dark angel came,
furious and needy,
my white angel snarled, thinks my dark angel greedy,
my light became shadowed, everything a daze,
choking on the gray in a panicked haze,
they hissed and growled,
bared teeth and prowled,
my dark angel left me again, broken and sad,
my light angel held me, furi
Sinner's PrayerSinner's PrayerSinner's Prayer3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Alone riding on the eternal road.
Home is left behind burning in flames.
Screams of the city echo across the dry land.
The sky is red as blood turns into black smoke.
The city burns and screams in agony.
The sunset is drowned in the blood of thousands.
The road keeps going on but I can still hear.
I hear the screams of all those sinners.
They scream for redemption.
Begging for death.
I gave it to them.
I've burned their bodies and souls.
They are pure from all the sins.
But now they scream since they die.
The flesh burns and it becomes black.
The bones break and turn into ash.
The souls depart with the final dash of light.
And it all becomes quiet.
Screams no longer echo in my ears.
The land is in silence.
The Gods are silenced.
Cruel the world is.
Mercy the death is.
And the devil is laughing.
The road goes on and I rid on it.
Reaching the next sin city.
The sun fades with red light.
Drown by the blood and screams of another city.
Another sin is redeemed.
Heaven is clo
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.
Thoughts of a dying atheistThoughts of a dying atheist3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Fall in line
This time is mine
Rhyme and reason
Lost in the changing of the season
My pen is filled with molten lead
Three strokes and a nation is dead
Can you hear it?
That's the world ending
Because I'm no longer bending
To a contrite society
And creating my own reality
Lay down in your coffins
I'll be sure the nails dont soften
As I pound away
And my own death delay
With news of my stay
On this unholy day
Can you hear it?
Those silent screams
Echoing through your television screens
The mute button pressed
As the world we address
Turns to stone
And ignores what we have shown
Laughter in the stillness
And blood in the cracks
I'd give anything
For everything to go back
To a happy day
Where it was just you and me
I'd kill the snake
And burn that sinful tree.
Last NightLast night I watched the fireworks. They were bright. They were beautiful. Shimmering lights of blue, red, green, gold, silver, and white decorated the night sky. So much smoke rose into the atmosphere, adding a much more spectacular effect.Last Night3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
As I watched the wonderful sight, I couldn't help but feel a little sad. Yes, the fireworks were a beautiful thing to see. But as they burst into the air, all I could think of was Jake. I wish he was here. I wish he wasn't up in Twain Harte. I wish he could wrap his arms around me. I wish I could see the fireworks light up his face so I could see his smile.
At the thought of him, a smile tugged at the corner of my lips. He might not have been able to be with me last night, but one day, I'll take him to see the fireworks, and I'll get to see that smile.
My mind. The blank slate.This horribleMy mind. The blank slate.3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
It tears me in two.
Flashing back and forth.
Thoughts twirling about.
Then he again.
Who am I?
Who are they?
Who are we?