Bricks and MortarI’m fully aware that I’m alive.Bricks and Mortar2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
And in this life, I find it hard to believe
that I could allow so many nights to
pass unnoticed and unaccompanied.
And in this world where seven billion
souls crawl over one another,
being alone is something of a miracle.
Freedom and the Summer of CarbonThere's a band aid on her ankleFreedom and the Summer of Carbon3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
bleeding up her thigh and onto her neck.
A right handed whiskey bottle slung
over her razor wire shoulder .
Today, the train track was a catwalk .
Nothing about her hair or her lip ring
cried out "Help me". No, she was the
collective pulse and the sun couldn't set
until she took off those shades.
I couldn't leave until I found her eyes.
She shouted over the whistle of an approaching train.
"Sometimes you can find lumps of coal tucked between the rails.
They turn into diamonds. Didn't you know?"
"I think that process takes a really long time."
"Time is all I have and coal."
We stood off to the edge as the beast rolled by.
I think we both thought about what would happen
if we stepped in front of the next one.
Both in different ways.
"You should leave. I feel silly being watched."
"Diamonds right? Aren't they all about pressure?
"And heat." She smiled and removed her sunglasses.
The Snowball EffectMonsters are real and they like to tell stories about us.The Snowball Effect4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
We're scary because we can walk around in the day light.
We only check our closets to make sure no one found the skeletons.
What you became is something that I find difficult to explain.
I promise that I try, but sometimes my mind won't let me.
I'm still fighting the instinct to protect you, long after you're gone.
If I wasn't cursed with hindsight you would remain a child in my eyes.
Do you truly deserve that kind of liberation?
Nobody wants to play an equal role in helping me destroy these memories.
Yesterday, I heard the echo of our laughter in the cries of a lost child.
I held her hand and waited for the mother to come rescue her.
She hugged me and thanked me for keeping the girl safe.
I never feel good about myself anymore.
It hasn't felt right to touch anyone accept the ghosts I see in my dreams.
This isn't about love or leprosy and I'm not a rat floating down the river on a wheel of cheese.
Do you see what I mean?
RainIt's been raining for daysRain2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
or maybe it's been months
or even a year, maybe.
Sometimes I really can't tell
if the rain's on the roof
or on my mind.
L1f3 0f A Wannab3 G0thL1f3 0f A Wannab3 G0th13 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Life of a "Goth"…?
You see me in the corner, huddled in a ball,
Me and all my friends loiter at the mall.
I pretend to like knives and drag them on my skin,
Just enough to make a drop of blood come from within.
Only a light scar, but dark enough to see,
To show off just how suicidal I can be.
I draw stars inside circles on my hand,
I don't know what it means, but it's the symbol of my band.
In my metal group, I play my bass,
And I use black eyeliner to draw three sixes on my face.
I can't gauge my ear, so my earring isn't real,
I'm so depressed; no one knows how I feel.
I write pathetic poems about how I hate my family,
I can't do what I want and they'll never understand me.
I buy my clothes from Hot Topic because it's cool,
Even though I have friends, I choose to sit by myself in school.
The other black-haired kids call me a poser and a mistake,
But they're not like me because I'm Goth, and they're the ones who are Fake.
A Child's PrayerA Child's Prayer3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Turn your face
to the light
and let me see the sun
surprise your lungs.
Tuck the doll
under your bed
for daddy's safe return.
Let mother find you
no one to disturb
the thickset press
of winter on your lashes
or the morning's
glowing on your cheeks.
something to write about...I'd been drug sniffedsomething to write about...5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
addled & otherwise
by agents in
points of origin
hope to heart to god
like father thought
hand to fist to mouth
like mother taught
as if no one had
colored those pale
so I shook
as all good books
to the shape
you've made me
I tried to trace
as a map
but found you'd
fire works...america (the beautiful?)fire works...9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I courted you cross-country
and it was no easy ride
remembering time well wasted
with purpled mountains
and darkened skies
but your love leaves scars
and only sometimes
please pardon these promiscuous thoughts
scattered like miles left behind
and the last remaining years of youth
we've yet to let die
I've seen some
and rapid decline
grown tired of windswept plains
languishing in the shadow
of their great
and terrible god
on freedoms promised
and equality implied
US (that's) All
Christians close-minded? Rly?"Wait. What did you just say?"Christians close-minded? Rly?4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
"I agree with you?"
"No, before that."
"...I'm a Christian?"
"I don't like Christfags."
"You heard me."
"So you're hating on me because I'm a Christian?"
"You people are close-minded hypocrites. So, yes."
"How am I a close-minded hypocrite?"
"You bash gay people. And bash anyone who doesn't believe in your Sky Fairy."
"When have I ever bashed gay people? Or anyone who has a different belief than me?"
"You're a Christian. So you have. End of story."
"...and you call me close-minded."
beautiful.i want herbeautiful.1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
like the atlantic needs a storm,
but she's causing hurricanes
to flutter in some other boy's
Night creaturePlease don’t leave the light onNight creature8 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
I don’t like the way it shines
Don’t want to see my wounds and bruises
Let me forget them for tonight
flowersandrobotsthe futureflowersandrobots6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
judging the duration
by the a-
mount of empty chairs
arranged at your
from the tulips
while their true lips
and the price
of every present
is the former you
the never pleasant
Pass the Poem: Loss of a LovedYour face still fills my vision when I close my eyesPass the Poem: Loss of a Loved6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
and I remember July's gentle rain on white wicker.
I yearn for the candle-lit nights of embracing love
And I miss the unforgettable fire in your eyes
the memory of your smile stains my heart with a color I can't describe
midnight blue my thoughts run in circles, with star dropped diamond tears
My heart cannot comprehend this feeling of desolation
as teardrops patter through the broken window of my heart
My eyes cannot abandon the sights of you suffering-fading away
I'm lonely and everywhere I hear the sky screaming your name
A stray breeze carries your scent and a stranger wears your face.
I'm caught up in wisps of your phantom that I want to never leave.
I press flowers onto your grave, a token of affection
One you will never be able to push back... my hands are empty
I fall back against the tomb stone and wonder why you left
Its one of my many questions to which the heavens answer with silence
Without you, I'm starting
True and HaikuArt is lingerie;True and Haiku4 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
silk and satin draped upon
our starving egos.
Would you?IfWould you?10 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
you could see me
for who I am
and not the person
you believe me to be
I wonder if you would continue
at me readily.
Shed your Tatters by the RiverGirl, shed your tatters by the riverShed your Tatters by the River5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
but never shed a single tear.
Let them cling on to your sclera
as monsoon droplets to a mirror
and coalesce into the stream
of your translucent dreams -
your own personal
- just beneath your weary lids,
the lake where all your passions feed;
anger, fear, hatred, grief -
let them all simmer and sieve,
undisclosed, beneath your eyes,
'til all your feelings seem to phase
into one relentless sea
of compassionate placidity,
and your pure heart is moved
by stirrings of first love.
Girl, shed your tatters by the river
but never shed a single tear.
VoiceIVoice8 months ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
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EmptyTake another drink now; let’s forget how to be soberEmpty1 year ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
So I could throw up memories too painful to remember
There are no rules or regulations when you’re minds on the far side
We drown our demons in bottles and throw them to the night.
Drink enough and I’ll do something I’ll regret.
Send her a text and maybe we’ll wake in bed.
This next line won’t rhyme – it’s just you
‘Cause the only thing up in my mind is just you.
Okay, that was lame, see when I think of you
I get lost for words and all I spit is turd or worst,
I choke, when I’m depressed you’re someone I used to run to but
Now it’s all empty.
Fuck it I got more to say before my mind fades away,
I wonder what’ll be first, my life or your damn face,
You’re eyes, nose and lips, you were my sun.
So could you serenade this one time and become my gun?
Never mind, get me another round, so I could bleed out the sound
Of your voice, Am I drunk in love? Of cour
.What force.1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Can't You?Can't you hear?Can't You?6 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
She's crying as
The night settles in.
Masks her sobs.
As her happiness
Into the abyss.
Can't you feel?
She tries her
To please you
In everything she does.
Every waking moment
She breaks her back
To earn a least a shred
Of your love.
Can't you tell?
She does everything
You ask of her.
Is her command.
She'll do anything
To please you.
But you treat her
Like an animal.
Can't you see?
All she ever
GriefHands clasp togetherGrief6 years ago in Surrealism More Like This
The crunch of leaves
Beneath covered feet
Through the trees
The gray fades
to white or black
Around the cold branches
Trees in the mist
White cold hands
iHer eyes clouded byi1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
nightmares of the past
Angst controls her life
as shadows chase her
each and every day
golden ingredientsminneapolis hadgolden ingredients6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
eyes so blue
I couldn't sleep
wanted to wander
lose myself in her
but memory's unmade
dreams depart with
I ate up pavement
like a twin city
and though I left
before you loved me
I couldn't ask
for a better way
to fill my hours