Plasticine PeopleThey straighten their backsPlasticine People4 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
And welcome the straps
Keep your body still
For the needles and tubes
The saddest part is
It's all done at will
Shut your eyes and relax
You'll be beautiful in no time
Darling, you'll look just like wax
I hope you're happy
When you don't look real anymore
When the old pictures, that really aren't that old at all,
Are like a depressing memory that burns at your core
When they no longer have a place on the wall
Because the person in them is no longer you at all
No one wants to be ugly
No one wants to be old
They'll do whatever it takes
To be perfect
They'll do whatever they're told
Don't you know, fake is the new real
No one has a heart, they only have eyes
I know they can still feel
But truth has been forgotten
Between the layers of silicone and lies
They say it's not fair
'Cause I'm still young
But I know what I believe in
And I know what I don't
She unravels her face
She looks just like her doll
Her childhood dream has come true
As the narcotics do just wha
+Defeated+_written story+Defeated+_written story4 years ago in Visual & Found Poetry More Like This
In the dark I hide
Under the bed
As I watch his
Shadow go by
He's looking for me
So he shuts the bedroom door
He doesn't want me
To escape like I did before
These chills running
Up my spine, are
Causing me to panic
And cry at the same time
Daddy said he
Would stop drinking
Daddy promised that
He would try, but
I guess everything Daddy said
Was nothing more then a lie
When Daddy gets drunk
He goes crazy and
Hits and screams
He beats mommy
Until she's unconscious
Then he goes looking for me
I hear his footsteps
Throughout my room
He looks through my closet
"EMMA WHERE ARE YOU!?"
He's staggering and swearing
He wants to beat me black and blue
Daddy then screams loudly
"YOU EIGHT YEAR OLD BRAT,
WHERE ARE YOU!?!"
He bends down
And looks under my bed
There he finds me
"There you are!" Daddy says
He pulls me out
By my hair, instantly
He starts beating me
Without a care...
An hour or two go by
The beating is finally done
I'm lying on the floor
I'm bleeding and fully numb
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
I am a silenceI am a silence3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I am a silence, a small disturbance,
a flatness in the field of voices.
Voices rise like weeds and flowers,
rise like chimneys, rise like towers.
And there are voices high as hell
from whom we hear that all is well -
with some exceptions, we should know.
These are the fault of those below.
Weeds and flowers, for shame, for shame.
So much wrong and you to blame.
But I will not curse, I will not bless.
I am a silence, a small disturbance.
AbashedAbashed3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Upon waking, thoughts of her descend
The beauty I crave is often at arm's length
When her beauty comes across,
I think of what I could lose
and all that I've lost
I've laid the flowers at her feet
With this gift she is disenchanted
so again, the king of hearts hides up my sleeve
Your Angel Snuffed CyanideIn the sublime placebo of longing dreamsYour Angel Snuffed Cyanide4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Pains of reality unreceptive
Nothing's ever as it seems
Desire feigns potential
Hopes go awry
Lightbulbs breaking and stabbing
Why is it so often
It happens to the stricken?
This wolf in sheeps' clothing
Promise of pleasure
Of the scrambling and grasping
Lost longing souls
Taunting. Tainting. Taking...
Taking tales and salves
Not to mention ship sails
So thread ships exits
Voyages all in vain
Terible the tapestry
To take the weaver
Palpable dream of revenge
Now you know
Advisors layed and lied
Your cats were sipping bourbon
Your angel snuffed cyanide
Where are You Now Dearest Friend?Whilst reading old letters like cold headstones,Where are You Now Dearest Friend?3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Over come with nostalgia of days I had laid to rest,
Found in dark places where no light has shone,
I shrink in fear of memories despite all of my best
Attempts to forget as to find relief
From the things welling up from underneath,
Thoughts of long fights we had over the phone
Our words like darts viciously thrown
Oh what happened to those days
when we each confessed our own
worried not with saving face
And all was truth to be known?
Where are you now Dearest Friend. how distant we've grown
How far from you I feel, here, writing alone
Damaskwhen i start toDamask5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
crave the classics i
begin to worry.
it's a mood that finds me
finding beauty in a
knee bruises, blue.
The Emperor Waltz left me
our sheets feel like
the back garden now while
i put those nerves
after all, i am still
trying to convince you
i'm a butterfly.
i'll never fly again
if you touch me
now, kiss me now.
but i watch our toes
tangle at the end
of the bed now.
maybe because i
love a good lie.
gently you insist to
me that we are not
butterflies, though i never
said you were one.
gently you insist to
me that we are hooded,
this is the picture we
paint while we
mate on the wing.
but I am thinking on
being deaf. and on the
surrender flags we
threw off the roof
just this morning.
Fleurcradle her heart, in myFleur3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
hands, a fragile flower, but containing
all the beauty and grace in the world,
I will keep it from being burnt by the flames that keep it alive
stronger than an oak,
Continue...?-I couldn't fall asleep if I tried,Continue...?3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
so tonight, I lay on my sword
and feel the sharp steel inside,
and pray to a foreign lord
-who, does not understand the pangs
of a beating heart, a living fault,
to be so patient, to bear no fangs,
I only beat my breast, and take, my licks with salts.
-My heart strings are like minor chords,
strike them! just keep on. Striking,
and I'll keep on struggling towards,
that dis-tant light, and fight against that everlasting spiking
-pain, incessant trials,
it would be worth a future, at least once in a while
-Don't give me that, sad old sob story,
I know the tale, I tell it at least a dozen times,
you promise glory,
but de-liv-er dimes,
-It's all worth it in the end, well is it?
Look at this, well would you look at that
a bleak fall and a dirty pit,
get chewed upon, by all the rats
-and all of their children's fearing
and their seething, and the sneering
would you result to that, oh god,
your hope keeps me going, and your beauty
but to know
and how I know
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.
'Eros''Eros'4 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.
rreellaattiivviittyyin the car,rreellaattiivviittyy3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I look at everything
for when, I blink
I'm looking at something new
nothing is ever in the same place twice,
but it's everywhere, every where.
I am just an entity,
the sum of all my parts,
but count me atom by atom
and you've more problems than, what you had,
in the start,
I am never the same thing twice,
but am I not, ev-e-ry-thing?
I'm just a twinkling star,
equations, and formulas,
carbon, sodium, but what makes love grow fonder
sing a little louder now,
sustain a little long-er,
I am a man! Not a marble,
I'm not a probability, I am the sum of what I am,
and what I have done,
I struggle with the chemistry,
the hormones that dominate me,
everything has a reason,
explain to me, despair,
repair to my aching brain,
flashing lights and bustling trains,
the city is breath-ing,
isn't everything alive that was once
I try my best to fight the change,
but in it, I can only sway
and how I sway
Sophie "My name was supposed to be Judy and I should've died years ago." To anyone who reads this, it would've made no sense, so I better start at the beginning.Sophie4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
~ ~ ~
My sister and I are opposites. She was popular, I was not. Even when I was an upper classman, no one really wanted to hang out with me. My flaming reddish hair clung on to each other; the curls making my head appear wider. My eyes were grey green, as if the green decided to fade away. My freckles seemed scattered on my face as if God didn't know where to place them and just spat them on my face. Worst of all was my smile, crooked and it became metalized. My teeth ached from the braces and it would cut the inside of my mouth.
My sister, on the other hand, had straight blonde hair with glimmering sky blue eyes. Her eyes were pouring with the calmness of the sea. Her smile would brighten up any room; ev
FURNACEgentle little song,FURNACE3 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,
great elsewhereroll into the city,great elsewhere3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
see the stacks smoking life, breath, bustling busy.
Take a long deep look,
see all the people you never met, you never even knew existed,
strange probabilities, seven degrees, seven degrees,
there's a tower out for you there son,
just gotta climb and take your stake, your own personal sun,
buy it with your savoir-fair,
this is all, for, you,
so sleep well on the train to great elsewhere,
it's going to be the longest day
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 universe3 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