Heartlandtonight I will fallHeartland5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
asleep in the vineyard while
my hair is still damp
from kissing you in
The Rhine: 'I want to
swim down the center of it
and not know if the
water I'm drinking is französisch
I don't write about
you to stop from glorifying you.
the way you laugh
when my hands start shaking.
I tell you how fond I am of empires.
I want you to baptize
me king in the red and white
wines of the coronation fountain.
we don't have a language.
we are a language.
'knight' is a synonym
for 'always drowning'
and when I come to
bed I breathe in wheat
instead of grapes from you.
tonight I will fall
asleep in the vineyard while
my hair is still damp
from kissing you in
to the gentle thrum of
the sparrows under my
Fahrenheit 451Men on fireFahrenheit 4514 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
with dragon tongue
shooting hot and thick
And They turn to blue and black
Which shudder and flutter
And die with ease
Ant a temperature of 451 degrees
They toil not
Nor do they spin
These ignorant armies
Of flaming men
They clash by night
And in the glowing light
Of one million years
Of one million words
One million tears
That float off like birds.
What smells like cinnamon turns to smoke
And guttural children suppress a choke
Their minds are empty, but their mouths are full
But no one listens to empty eyed fools.
But one man alone asked why
and soon this mystery unfurled
Why the pen and paper turned to shy
He grasped the naked shingles of the world.
He picked up and read aloud
One immortal poem from the wisest bard
To a dead and heinous crowd
And consequence came down hard.
It all began with the girl who tasted rain
And ended with the city ablaze
Loss of home wife and friend brought pain
As his thoughts cleared the haze.
He became the b
The MoonriseThe Moonrise4 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I'm proud to be an outcast
But I'm proud to lead the fight
For though the dark is rising
We will always see the light.
I'm proud to lose my body
But I'm proud to lift my eyes
For though the pain is sharper
We will always break the ties.
I'm proud to sweat and suffer
But I'm proud to stand up tall
For though the others stumble
We will always break their fall.
I'm proud to watch the moonrise
But I'm proud to end the day
For though the season's over
We will always find a way.
I.should you wish for me to dieI.4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I will bury myself in Craft, with
libraries immortal and pages that birth dust
like roses erupting in their awakening
like nebulas emerging from slumber
I will consume phoenix ash and nightshade
the bodies of gods and priests will crumble
beneath my pagan hands, blasphemer's teeth
white as chalk, from which I draw my
stars with points like baphomet's smile
in the depths of winter should you wish me dead
like the foam on Venus's form, snow
that has gathered on the arches of your feet
will melt as I warm myself with the vehemence
of my loathing and loving
should you wish for me to die
I will be rendered immortal from spite
in my own immovable pride
should love choose to escape me
it will be that the chance was lost to have it
'Eros''Eros'5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
We deconstructed our bodies and then put ourselves together in different shape.
You were a soft velvet deer and I came out a white wolf.
We dressed in each other's skin and the clothes felt warm but somehow strange...
I remember the next morning... the taste of your breasts remained sweet in my hands.
Your contracting thigh muscle is still the best part of my lips. I can feel its taste every time my tongue wanders outside in search of you.
I kept a few strands from your hair, close to my left ear. They whisper of late summer winds and of love that will never be.
In the distance the cranes have already started to migrate. The cherry trees have blossomed but there is no one here to rejoice in their red perfume.
It's winter again.
FURNACEgentle little song,FURNACE4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
flickering little flame,
I need you more, than you,
might ever need me,
burn me up, burn me down.
kill me quickly, lovingly, quietly,
smother me with your silence,
and I will yearn, like a lost moth,
into a fatal flame,
flicker, foster, fumbling ashes,
frozen, forgetful, fuck it,
is my patience wasted?
tell me, my faith is waning,
forever in my hands, is such a handful,
and if this is a test, I've got to hand it to you,
I do not possess fortitude,
I am weak,
do I ask too much of thee?
follow, fake, fallacy,
do you deceive, with your warmth?
a blanket, to choke,
A Moment Caught in GoldLiquid sky stretchedA Moment Caught in Gold4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
beyond the world's edge,
grains of gold beneath
bare toes leaving
like the memory
of the sun before
it sinks below,
All In TimeAn eye for confusion,All In Time4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Lost in the grass,
One thing over,
Another has begun,
Walking on roses,
Frightened of reveal,
Sight of an angel,
Mind of a devil,
Ways to replenish,
All who's forgotten,
Today I am dead,
Tomorrow I live,
Earth is my peace,
It's creation my war,
The past is hideous,
The future is beautiful.
The ultimate origin of the universethe snap, the twist,The ultimate origin of the universe4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
the bite and a catch,
falling through my dreams I land
and splinter plywood,
my blood runs and picks up little splinters,
my eyes become more and more white...
as my sockets grow darker,
it must be all the smoking I've been doing,
when trying, to balance, on a beam,
the choir hits a minor chord,
and I am again, unsure.
there used to be a fine line, between the unreal and real,
everything is clouded in a foggy verisimilitude,
a faint nostalgia, but still I doubt,
I find my consciousness falling outside my brain for a second,
and for the blink of an eye, I realize I'm objective,
and all of this is meaningless,
but I forgot what I forgot, forgoing the normal route home,
my brain makes extra time taking in the details of the until-then-unobserved,
stored for later use, the miracle of human matrixing
principle among them,
you sweet girl, I almost hate you for it,
I can't go on, knowing you're the one dream
I've managed to smuggle into the
This Tree Is LonelyThis paper's so far goneThis Tree Is Lonely4 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
That I can't read its words
And this tree is not enough
For the nesting birds.
'Cause it doesn't meet the expectations
And it can't afford to take any vacations
All it does is s t a n d and w a t c h you walk
Its reaching branches unable to talk.
But if I read its words
I'd bet it'd say-
Did you forget me again today?
And all I want to say
Maybe I'm only part of the forest fray
But I am d i f f e r e n t
'Cause I'm the only one praying on my knees
What did you do to me?
You see, this tree
You don't know what it means to me
And neither does he
This sylvan place makes it so hard to see
But, glancing through the green,
I can see what this tree means
And, like this tree,
I felt lonely
When This Hour EndsWhen this hour endsWhen This Hour Ends4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
We shall have come full circle once again
These uphill battles are what we need
So just relax and breathe
To break the myths, to change our perceptions
We shall have come full circle once again
When this hour ends
HM- Auditions introHM- Auditions intro4 years ago in Settings More Like This
The little girl ran back and forth, crossing the hallway again and again. She didn't looked tired. Too bad we can't say the same for her little cat, Mister, the poor one was lying on a dusty chair, tired of following it's owner. From the corridor came a pretty girl with blond hair and a smiling expression. Ingrid Von Beck she was, one the happiest people you could meet. She approached the girl and bent down to get to her height.
"What are you doing, little Mary?"
"Waiting. But they don't come..." She answered, worried. "Nobody comes!"
"Oh, don't worry." she said, stroking the black hair of the girl. "They'll come, I'm sure they'll come."
A huge smile appeared in the face of the girl and then started jumping happily
"That's great! That's great! I can't wait to see who the participants are!"
The tanned young adult rubbed his face. The sounds of wokers hammering were annoying, many other workers painted background elements and other designed and organized as t
The Space Zoo: Act 1Breaking out the cageThe Space Zoo: Act 14 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The siren was loud and the red lights woke everyone up. The creatures were restless in their cages, wondering what was going on. The siren never went off, not even when the creatures tried to break free they were always caught. Maybe someone broke free and got away. What was going on? Nobody knew.
A very dark skin girl with short blond hair got closer to the glass that trapped her. She heard something running outside of her cage. Her cage was a jungle filled with green colors and brown. She couldn't see her cage mates; they were hidden from her view. She got closer to the glass, fogging it up with her heavy breathing. She heard a person running with heavy feet. They sound fast and strong. The footsteps got louder till she could see this person. That person was a woman, a woman with long hair. Her hair flowed behind like the sea water; it was dark as the ocean. The blond girl gasped as she looked at the runner, her eyes were covered by a metal mask of silver
#strangersyou are pixels on a screen,#strangers4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
meek online, but in real life, your voice screams
"likes posers, pointless arbitrary bullshit, and nice long walks on the beach"
instant transmission, over-evaluated sense of worth,
get a real job, quit the complaints,
shut up, and maybe you might have something, more interesting to say,
no one really knows anyone, we're all strangers trying to cope,
this strange world we live in, where the more acquaintances means
the more acquainted, where over spoken is winning over being well spoken,
I could shove a first grade spelling and grammar book down your throat,
love to see you choke on it, coughing on the hash-tags and hyperlinks,
chain-posts, chain-smoking your brain away,
repost this or maybe you just might die, today,
I erase you, block you, but you multiply,
I'm already the crotchety old man, who thinks the best generation, has already gone by,
uninspired, and uninspiring, repost, repost, create something of your own,
you've the faculty, perhaps the mental
We Only Exist In The Now Her eyes wide, the girl stood in front of the mirror. Its surface was covered in condensation. Tentatively she reached out and touched the cold sheen of reflective sweat.We Only Exist In The Now4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Within the mirror her lips moved, yet in real life they remained stationary, "You are the story teller....?"
Slowly, she nodded, "I am the story teller."
The mirror girl continued to speak foreign words, "Then tell me a story."
This time the real girl shook her head, "I have no story to tell...."
Smiling, the mirror girl flashed her demonic teeth, "Tell me about how he used to sneak into your room at night. Tell me about how he beat you, broke you, bruised you. Tell me about how you were sinful and enjoyed it. Tell me about how you betrayed your mother by letting him touch you and lie in bed beside y
Captain PoliticCaptain Politic4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Ladies and gentlemen, we're limiting our elevation
to what we think we can handle
If you look to your left,
you'll see a billion screaming ideas
and on your right,
there's a shimmering sea of dead pallor
On all sides, a parlor trick
Please exit calmly
Natura InvictaForest aubergine Natura Invicta4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I am nothing like you.
Sick, spittle images
I ruin this splendor.
Oh! There she stumps.
It is a turmoil.
Bow-legged and Mardi Gras,
Halfway through comical proportions:
Reenact the same production,
While I the plugged-up gullet
Am making amends.
Of The Darkness: Part 2"Mommy!! Mommy!!"Of The Darkness: Part 24 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Yuki's head was pounding and Faith's screaming wasn't helping. She sat up in the lounge chair; the plastic straps had dug into her skin and left marks on her. She looked at Faith and saw her looking up, arms stretched out to the sky. She continued her cries out to LaLa. Then it snapped to Yuki what LaLa had done for them. Calida and Luke had crashed on to tables and knocked them to the ground.
"Damn that was a very rough landing," Sven said, standing to his feet, he had grass stains all over his clothes.
Faith shrieked out for LaLa still, "MOMMY!!" She even tried to jump up, getting some air. But her young age didn't allow her to fly like LaLa.
Everyone started to gather around, looking up at the guys' room. LaLa was there, half of her limp body was out on the patio. She was unconscious.
"LaLa!!" the group shouted her name.
She was still lifeless. Suddenly a splashing sound came behind them. Everyone turned, except for Faith who was still calling out to her mom. Mike
her understatement...the wound of the world,her understatement...4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
can't match your sorrow,
from you, I wait,
and in August you die,
although I'll know it then,
I feel it now.
hold, can you hold?
four more months will just slip by,
hold, can you hold, on?
I'll hold darling, to you,
my fastidious purview,
my balanced soul,
starve myself for weeks to fast,
my karma is a knot,
how I'd love a ring on your finger
how I'd love for you to love me
love, please stay your blade some more blood,
love, please stay a while if you could,
I know it hurts, but it hurts me not,
although I don't know it,
I could I could,
Of The Darkness: Part 1The thumping wouldn't go away, and it was driving Henna up the wall. She looked up at the alarm clock and it read: 5:26 am. She got up and got dressed; the noise was driving her crazy. She tried not to wake up her dearest friend but she did anyway.Of The Darkness: Part 14 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Just ignore it," LaLa groaned.
"I can't," Henna whispered, not wanting to wake up Faith too. "It's driving me crazy."
"Then make it quick."
Henna nodded her head in the dark as she put on her slipper boots. She grabbed her hotel key, and rushed out of the hotel room to figure out what was making that loud sound. She closed the door behind her and looked up and down the hallway. Nothing was out of the norm and the corridor was peaceful of sleeping hotel guests. But her gut and senses were telling her something was off. Henna knew if she need backup in a fight she'll get from her friends.
She slowly walked to the left of her room till she hit the stairs. The lights were bright and stung her eyes. She glanced over to the vending machine and de