BloodwingScreaming into the airBloodwing1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
I Strike down with a mighty blow
Sailing through the sky
Dive bombing into the enemies that are on show
My master watches so proud
My heart grows warm as i strike and pound at my masters enemies
His rifle hitting those i missed
As tooth and claw i tear them to bits
My masters face curved into a smile
I began to caw in triumph
He holds me for a little while
And kisses my bloodied wings
And picks out the gore and disgusting things
He whispers "what would i do without you"
I caw wildly as he says it, joyfully
Doing whatever i can to say
"i love you too"
I Wish to Create"Show me somethingI Wish to Create2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
beautiful," He says. I breathe
Wind The clouds tremble and sweep over skies
Humming unspoken words into the lips of mystic lovers
"She is Creating," they say.
"Will you paint for me, my pearl?" He asks and I
spill my kaleidoscope eyes onto incandescent veils to spin
Stars. Embraced in rivers of obsidian and ebony.
"Let us dance!" He cries and we drum on mountains with the essence of
Sun. A red the shade of persimmon wades through the Night to
bounce from the crystal facets of Oceans and Rivers.
"We have been Made," they weep and from their liquid eyes
Raindrops tumble and shatter into Diamonds.
"Will you sing for me, my siren?" He asks and Light whispers over my tongue to
curl over branches and burst into Souls. The Elements sway and
crystallise, solidifying into Life. I breathe and
And so He Made Her Spirit
And She Unmade the Void
"What have you to show me?" He asks, unseeing eyes wide.
She sees. "The world, my love.
I have Creat
LovesickIn loveLovesick3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Am I so
Am I not
What do I know?
I want to know
but I don't
I think a lot
But do I think right
I'm sure we are
Would be a cute couple
But I'm so scared
I don't know
Please ask me soon
Before the year's out
Within three thousand people
Seeing each other again
Little PigsLittle Pigs3 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Little pigs, little pigs
Let me come in
Not by the hair on your chinny, chin, chin
Then I'll huff
And I'll puff
And I'll blow your house in
Come out 'cause duty calls
I've lost my mind
One winter morning
I turned off my normality
And my mind
Turned into a maze
The fucking doors keep me locked in
Go check it out
You can't cease my insanity
Chasing you through my mind
Trying to find you
You can't get away
I'm right behind you
© Amanda Odenlid
ChangeThose three words almost slipped outChange3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
When you hugged me so tight
But I knew, those words
Could change my world
In ways we can't imagine.
Ice CreamEveryone writes poems about emotions and fearsIce Cream5 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
And one day I said, "I want to write a poem about
About Dilly Bars on the drive from Tucson to Phoenix
The Dairy Queen across the highway from the ostrich farm
With the dust devil's raging by
About soft serve cones at the Desert Museum
Always Twist. Never Vanilla.
On all those hot Saturday afternoons
Watching mountain goats sleep in the shade
A poem about Friday nights after pizza
A different flavor every time
And eating straight from the carton at Dad's
While netflix plays on the wii
And sitting on the rooftop watching the stars
Ice cream bar in hand
About the store by Big Lake
Where I always got the cookie ice cream smash
Ate it on the way back to camp
Every single time.
Gelato at the Stanley Hotel
The worst I've ever had
Talking in hushed voices about ghosts and bravery and
"Oh that's so bogus"
And then there was the Gelato at Parisi's
After a wonderful, stuffing dinner
The mini Ben & Jerry's at Fry's
TorchIf you dislike somethingTorch3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Just go and set it aflame
If something doesn't set right
Burn it all just the same
If something is obnoxious
Torch it to it's doom
Just try real hard not to get caught
And make sure no one's in the room...
The Other MeThe Other Me3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I stand in a crystal clear lake;
allowing the wind to grasp me in its arms,
allowing the soft heat of the sun to embrace me further,
allowing the water's cool touch to relax me.
As I look at the water's surface...
I expect to see my face in the reflection.
My brown eyes, my brown hair, my pale skin.
It should be me, right?
I glance at the water's surface,
to see a girl with blood red eyes,
terribly burnt skin,
and messy brown hair covering half of her face...
Smiling at me.
Startled by this reflection
I look away and attempt to leave the lake.
But as I turn around, I see the girl
smiling right in my face.
Who are you?
She extends a burnt, cracked hand to me.
Glaring at me with her blood red eyes.
Why would you ask such a silly question?
I have always been inside of you.
I am you.
Thoughts spun through my head.
How could I be this terrible creature?
It must be a lie...
Yes that's it...
It must be a lie.
The other me grabs my shoulders,
laughing at my horrified experssion.
I am your
The Beginning of Ember MclainEmber MclainThe Beginning of Ember Mclain4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
A feminine fatal, with challenging eyes,
Wanted to be, with all her heart, a star.
She dreamed, each night, of the screams of fans
As she'd play her heart out to that imaginary audience.
Her dreams were cut short, very.
On the day she played for the first time,
Her strings of her guitar in perfect harmony
An unfortunate accident befell the girl.
Death found its way into this child,
Took hold of her heart and stopped it.
As her spirit left her body,
Her soul screamed in furry.
Her desire had been ripped from her,
And she blamed the world.
Swearing and cursing, she refused to pass on,
And instead, remained as a specter of this world.
She was allowed to keep her guitar,
Her one treasured momentum of her shortened life.
Holding it up into the sky, she vowed
"They will remember my name ."
Against the normI don't want to be like the restAgainst the norm5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I don't want to go with the flow
I don't want to follow some trend
I want to be me!
They tell us we should all be the same
do the same things, like the same things
and that's okay if you're a mindless fool
but I enjoy having my own opinion!
So I'll go against the norm if I want to
I'll do what I want, like what I want
I won't do what the world tells me to
I don't care if I'm the odd one out!
At least I think for myself.
So I say to all the followers out there
It's okay to walk apart from the rest
Don't become a bobble-head doll
Don't make yourself agree with the world
just to fit in.
Take control of your life
it's not that hard
Enjoy the things that you choose
you'll find you're not alone.
Your Daughter has Sold Hundreds of Local PapersBut listen to me: I will tell youYour Daughter has Sold Hundreds of Local Papers1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
how to love a bedspread;
a car seat; a sun dress
that you cleaned two months ago.
and should they find her
in the breast of a riverbank
or a cabinet,
I will tell you
facts about scavenger birds;
kettles, wakes and how to chair a committee
with a body on your desk,
as scavenger birds do.
a ribcage drenched in dusti have your ribcage, you said.a ribcage drenched in dust2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
what should i put in it?
i told you i'd always wanted a fire,
the kind that would fill my eyes with starlight
and pump my blood full of passion, but
you're made of wildflowers, you said.
a fire would burn you to ash.
you wanted to fill my chest with
the sound of a train, whistling
far away in the night;
with the sound of rain smacking leaves;
with the sound the wind makes
when it seems like it's trying to speak
and you wanted to throw in the
smell of midnight in august
and the feeling of sand being
sucked out from under your feet
when the ocean inhales,
and the strange little moment of
bittersweet joy you get when
someone else puts your soul into words
and you realize you're not as alone as you thought.
i told you that if i had all that inside me,
i'd ache all the time
and you smiled a sad little smile,
because you already knew that ache.
because you were a writer, and you ached all the time.
i've got it, i said.
I Will Never Give UpMy friend, I know that times are toughI Will Never Give Up2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
And it seems that things are very hard for you
But I want to let you know that I care for you
And I don't want you to quit.
I understand that you are suffering
And things just seem so desperate and unfortunate for you
But I want you to know that even as things begin to look bleak
I will always be here for you.
This world is far from perfect
And we both realize that
And even though we're apart
We're still connected here in our hearts.
This world may be a very dark place
Full of pain and strife
But together the two of us
Can stand out and shine a brilliant light in the darkness.
I know that what you're going through
Is very tough and very painful
But know that you do not
Have to travel this path alone.
Because there is one thing
That I want you to know.
That I shall not stand down
And that I shall never quit aiding you.
No matter what happens
No matter what sort of pain may befall us
Know that I shall never quit.
That I shall never surrender.