I Wish to Create"Show me somethingI Wish to Create3 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
yellowthere’s this picture of some rooftops in new yorkyellow2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
and over the rooftops there’s this rainbow
like a question mark lying on its side like it’s not even sure
that it should be a rainbow, it’s like when you exhale by accident really
softly on birthday candles and the flames ripple a little and everyone
thinks you made your wish even though it was just
a mistake, it’s a rainbow like that, like it happened
and the picture reminds me of this one day when i was
looking out the window of ms. azeglio’s office when i was fifteen
as she talked on and on without
saying anything, talked about fixing me i
watched out the window and there wasn’t a rainbow not like
there is in the picture but there almost could have been one because
someone had let out balloons and they
kept going up all different colors too with their ribbons beckoning
and ms. azeglio she turned
her head to the window at one point and she saw
a yellow balloon floating up there by
Ice CreamEveryone writes poems about emotions and fearsIce Cream2 years 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
LovesickIn loveLovesick5 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
Sublime SerenityWhen I turned seven,Sublime Serenity1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
I blew bubbles.
I put my lips to the wand,
And outside the bubbles
Would float towards the sun,
And that was how I had my fun.
I dipped my wand into the suds,
And watched the kaleidoscopic colors glisten inside
these bubbles that grew and changed before my eyes
And made their way to higher skies.
As an autistic child, I had an obsession
So sublime and serene,
That it fueled my every dream,
It simply was the color green.
To this day,
I don't know why
I would scream, shout and cry
If the car would not stop by
the lone green balloon, tied to the sign by the street.
As my loving father would achieve such a feat
To acclaim this prize, just for me.
There was nothing more that made me smile
Than to behold its beauty for that long while.
And every Christmas was that much more special
As the rich and vibrant lights,
Would twinkle around the evergreen tree
And mystify me.
And when I ever smelled that pine,
It brought forth the magical feeling of Christmas time.
And still so
Antisocial vs. IntrovertI'm not antisocial,Antisocial vs. Introvert2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
No, I'm serious,
But I am introverted.
If I were antisocial,
I would dislike everybody,
I would never go out,
And I would probably be unhappy.
But I'm not,
I'm very happy,
I love my friends,
And I love talking to them.
I love parties as much as the next person, too,
Laughing and talking and having fun,
And I love to be able to go places with my friends,
And I love having friends as great as the ones I've got.
But as much as I love all of that,
There are other things I love, too,
That people don't understand,
And some don't try to understand at all.
I love being able to sit back,
With a cup of coffee in one hand,
I love sitting in bed all day,
And reading books.
I love to be alone in the house,
I love to write and occupy myself,
And smaller things like cats and dogs,
Are enough to keep me company.
I love to open my window in the summer,
And feel the breeze come in,
Followed by the soft tinkling of wind chimes,
And the chattering of birds and squirrels
The BullyI met the bully today,The Bully3 years ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
It’s the first day of 6th grade.
I’m assigned to sit next to him all yearlong.
I thought, “He’ll be my new friend!” but boy, I was wrong.
I sit, wave, say “hi.”
Thinking I’ve just made a new ally.
He smiles, but not kindly. A sly look in his eye.
He was already thinking of ways to make me cry.
He called me a name or some other remark.
A hurtful jolt went through me with a spark.
“Maybe that’s his way of being funny.”
I laughed it off, and tried to be chummy.
Today the bully called me fat.
He pointed to my stomach and laughed like a brat.
I looked down at myself with no words to say
And for the first time noticed a large bulge on display.
I had no return as the bully went on.
He said my stomach was as wide as it was long.
“You must eat all the time when you’re at home.”
“You gain so much weight cuz you’re all alone!”
How can he be so mean to someone he just met?
Goodbye BrianGoodbye Brian2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Goodbye my friend
I Really Miss You
I can't believe you're gone
Every day that passed I remember you
How much funny you were
And the happiness you brought us
You were a good person
You did not deserve what happened
I feel very sad
I do not know how to move on
But one thing I know
Every time I see you on TV
I remember the smiles
And how you made me happy
Goodbye my friend
Rest In Peace
Now and forever
In memory of Brian Griffin
Against the normI don't want to be like the restAgainst the norm6 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.
ChangeThose three words almost slipped outChange4 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.
Little PigsLittle Pigs4 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
The Other MeThe Other Me5 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
I Will Never Give UpMy friend, I know that times are toughI Will Never Give Up4 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.
confusionIt's been so longconfusion6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Since I've laid eyes on you
You smiled and my heart raced
You spoke and my heart stopped
The sun shone on you
Light golden rays
You hair glittered
Your body so chiseled
You walked past me
With such elegance and grace
You looked around
Catching my eyes for a moment
You smiled at me ..lighting up your eyes
I struggled to breathe as my heart raced
I smiled barely able to keep the blood from my cheeks
You're so beautiful
Yet you don't realize it
You walk away and I stare
Wishing I had the courage
To tell you how I feel
To say it loud
To say it proud
Baby I love you
I Still Love YouI'm sorry I'm not perfectI Still Love You4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I'm sorry I can only try
But it hurts when you get angry
And you don't say why
You look at me in tears
Sometimes you almost shout
The frustration you bring upon me
The anger you bring out
I'm mad because I care
I want nothing more than to see you smile
I just want to help
And believe me
I'll be here a while
When you cry
My eyes tear at the seams
When you're sad
Rain clouds haunt my dreams
But when you laugh or smile
My lips curl up too
You still just make me so happy, I only wish I could express
How much I still love you.