She wraps herself in somber lies
Step out of the rain, don't drown my dear.
Consumed by grief and doubt, she cries
She has but nothing left to fear.
She squanders love as it comes her way
Step into the light, don't hide my dear.
With a wistful plea, she begs him to stay
But does her frail heart prove sincere?
She regrets letting him slip though her fingers
Step out of the cold, don't shiver my dear.
On the tip of her tongue, her lost love lingers
The sorrow foretold that they wouldn't cohere.
Streams of scarlet run down her shoulder
Step into the darkness, don't wither my dear.
All she needs is for someone to hold her
Someone to listen as she sheds a tear.
Silence becomes her, as still as the night
Step into the warmth, don't freeze my dear.
To take that plunge off a bridge, she might
Only to bring forth the end that is near.
She carries on her tenuous life
Step away from it all, don't weep my dear.
Cutting her deep like the sharpest knife
This state of apprehension won't disappear.
Her WorldShe lives in a world all of her ownHer World3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Of brilliant blues and dazzling greens
Sunshine more radiant than you could ever imagine
Sweet aromas of fresh flowers and
Strawberries lace the air
She speaks her own secret language
Broken sentences and mismatched syllables
Playful sing-songs and heartfelt tunes
She dances to her own beat
You will never understand the wonder
Of a bubble dancing in the breeze
Glistening pinks, purples and blues
There is nothing more beautiful to her
You will never battle the difficulties
Of not being able to say what enters your heart or mind
A prisoner of yourself
Trapped behind your own tongue
Choking on your words as you try to speak
And while she struggles
While each day is an uphill battle
In a war that will span a lifetime
You'll never see the world in all it's wonder
In all it's beauty
In all it's glory
As she does
Maybe this way I'll healMi heart... Beating FasterMaybe this way I'll heal2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
at the sight of your name
My face, cherry red
Something I can't explain
An enjoyable feeling
When it's just that
But when I get my hopes up
I just fall flat
The pain in my soul, jealousy rage
a feeling so cold
a heart braking rampage
It hurts to know what you feel
for me, Oh! one sided love
I want to break free
I don't care for love
I don't want to heal
maybe this way
I can finally heal
Your poemThis poem is from youYour poem2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Written down by me
Although it isn't mine
It's yours, don't you see?
I write down the words
but they come from your mind
even though you don't know
what you leave behind
I pick up what's left
and put it all together
I don't know what I do
but it's for the better
You say you can't write
but that's not your need
Just simply be there for me
it's the poet inside me you feed
Death's InvitationDeath's Invitation3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Life is tedious, a cyclical hell
This monochrome world holds me captive in its spell
I desperately search for my purpose in life
Death tells me "There is none. Now pick up the knife."
I try to ignore him, but he is persistent and sly
He gives me more reasons to believe I should die
"You're useless," Death's voice resonates in my head
"Trust me, you'd be better off dead.
No one will cry, you won't be missed,
You're tired of life, just give it a rest.
"Nothing new happens, you constantly try to hide
That everything frustrates you, you're fit to be tied.
I promise you, child, with death you'll be free.
Why keep fighting for nothing? It makes no sense to me.
You're bored, restless, you'll do anything to change this.
Why not try suicide? It'll lead you to bliss."
His words burn like fire, but he's right, it's true
The monotony is killing me, I don't know what to do
I wake up, go to school, go home, and go to bed
Could he possibly be right? Am I better off dead?
Yes, I feel jaded, to the poi
Lost HerosLost Heros3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Amidst a pearly sea of white,
Beneath a floor of green,
Lay the keepers of the flag,
To guard eternally,
They kept us safe throughout the years,
Pay homage now must we,
To those who fought for our freedom,
The saviors gone- Now seen.
Screams Her NameShe struggles with her mirrorScreams Her Name3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Tries to find lines on her face
Any mark to indicate
Emotions were present once
She took too much again,
And not for the first time
She begins to cry
Not out of fear
But because of the
Stranger looking back
Her counterpart laughs
Her wry smile
Knowing and merciless
"You do this to yourself--
we both suffer"
She might be right
Through smeared mascara
Fear gives way to anger
The mirror shatters
Her world shatters
Loneliness is warm
And tastes of metal
She is alone
She took too much again,
Into forced sleep
UnforgivenAnd suddenly I grow coldUnforgiven3 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
feel so old
through a stone
it hit me
and the damage
goes down to
past all substance
flesh and skin
which as you know
already was quite thin
did you go this way
one small task
the grudge away
or is your pain
that what you gain
out of the rain
I go mad
just the thought
painting me evil
instead of sad
must be the devil
that has you possessed
I can't explain
why on earth
you would be
I have left you alone
still you decided to go
has your hate for me grown
or why am I so low
in your eyes
seems like they all hear my cries
decide to ignore
so what for
did I fall in love
I ask the heavens above
If it only brings pain
and no painkiller
no more smooth
my body is shaking
I am not faking
at least my soul is
and I have not stopped crying
since you left
why make it worse then
is this fun?
And I Mourn AloneSitting here, in the silenceAnd I Mourn Alone2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
of everyone gone....
and I mourn alone
for a hero passed into Glory
where he belongs....
Standing AloneStanding Alone.Standing Alone2 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
I can't understand myself
Yet I can't stand myself
So I stand by myself
Because I can't be anyone else.
Hi, how are you?When people ask me how I am I always avoid the question and tell them what I'm doing.Hi, how are you?3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I do this because, sometimes, even I don't know how I am.
They SayThey say "You are stupid."They Say3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Not just to me, but to anyone
Who has ever said "I will be free."
They say "You are powerless."
When we say "We will change the world."
They say, they say
Buckle down and make money
Belt up and be us
They say, "Give up"
They say "We are rich, you are poor
Give in already"
They say "Look up.
Don't you wish you were us?
Don't you know you never will be?"
And we look past them,
To the Universe, and think
That is mine
They say "You are tiny, in a big world
And we are large."
And I say:
The 'Root''Money is the root of all evil'The 'Root'2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
they say, but i know the truth...
the real 'root' of all evil
is a simple four-letter word.
And that word is...
Think about it....
What is the most damaging thing
any human can utter?
'I hate you.'
Think again, now....how do you
feel when someone says that to you?
Money is NOT the 'root'....
FragileA sharp object into the flesh Fragile3 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
the blade punctures my bones.
I am fragile now.
Stardust.I partook in the poisonStardust.2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
of your miracle, for
I believed you a magician:
You pulled chronic weariness
from my marrow—
from hazy depths grown
The eggs spoiled fast:
you pulled from your hat
an act of distrust,
and you left me
Instead of deathI bend, I break,Instead of death3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
snap, more than I can take
but I live despite my flawed resilience,
I make it despite my conscious,
I don't want to think of injuries,
the people I've maimed,
the friends I've shouted,
instead of death, I feel everything,
it's simple, looking at the star as an iris into the rest of the world,
its pupil, dilated,
the eye contact lasts for eons but I only stare out into space for seconds,
science tells me that the star is already dead when I see it,
but I see it here, and that is what counts,
I don't care about the past or future but what is,
what is felt, what I feel,
I refuse this death,
stars don't die,
and the seconds I see will never cease
so long as I seize them
HeathensClosets filled with toysHeathens2 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
cannot spare room for clothes so
the boys roam naked
I Wish I Hated YouFor never being there for me,I Wish I Hated You3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
For everything you've ever done,
I wish for more than anything,
That I was your only one.
It's been so many years,
Crying all of these stupid tears,
Not believing a word you've said,
Leaving me feeling dead.
For all the lies you've told,
Making me feel deranged,
I wish for more than anything,
That for me you could've changed.
You tell me how much I mean to you,
You tell me you love me too,
Stop pretending that you do,
I know it's not true.
For days and nights on end,
You left me all alone,
I wish for more than anything,
That you'd just pick up your phone.
I don't know what to do anymore,
Except to walk out the door,
You're not the guy I thought you were,
Because after everything you chose her.
And now we're really done,
And it's hard to believe it's true,
And I wish for more than anything,
That I really did hate you.
~Ashley Tia Long~
I Still Love YouI'm sorry I'm not perfectI Still Love You2 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.
Thank YouThank you for the joys that you gave me, friend;Thank You3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I thank you for your smiles, which made me smile in return.
No, really, thanks for the promises of a friendship that'll never end--
Until death do us part.
I'll also credit you, fellow companion, for listening to me as I poured out my heart;
And even more, I can't express enough gratitude for your hugs.
Thanks for the sorrows
Which you'd shared with me as we exchanged our life's' incorrigible bugs.
I thank you for your fury as well;
For I never minded as you lashed out your angst
And the bitter words you'd yell
Because I know that you don't mean it
And rather than scolding, you need my shoulder to cry on;
A person that'd listen to your woes and understand them as we sit.
I thank you for never hesitating to trust me
And telling me about everything;
In this manner, I was able to make you feel whole again
And relate to you while you grab onto my arm and cling.
Even though I'm never able to fully heal
She Is A StrangerShe is worthless,She Is A Stranger3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
A toy to be strung along.
A heartbroken loner,
Singing her bitter, ugly song.
She is useless,
A discarded rusted tool.
A hopeless dreamer,
Even she knows she's a fool.
She is alone,
A prisoner of her own twisted mind.
A forgotten princess,
Happily ever after was never hers to find.
She is numb,
An unfeeling ghost.
A lost, empty soul,
Death is what she yearns for most.
She is fake,
An imposter pretending.
A self-loathing bitch,
Some wounds are never mending.
She is giving up,
Becoming another statistic.
A desperate suicide,
If there was hope, she must have missed it.
POP! goes the Bubble .I'm twirling in ecstasy, feeling high on life,POP! goes the Bubble .2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
almost as if my fingertips are caressing the sky;
I'm living in a bubble, think the air around is cursed,
so please don't rush in heart-first like a fool
and make it burst.
The Girl Who CriesThe Girl Who Cries3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Look at the girl
Head down, knees up
Before the terrace of marshmallow houses
Tears like silver winter rain
Running down sun-kissed cheeks
PleasePlease, somebody notice i'm drowning in a ocean of my own emotionPlease3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Please, somebody notice the silence swallowing me up once more
Please, somebody notice, i hate myself with all my heart
Why won't anybody see that i am slowly dissolving away
It doesn't matter
I'm not worth saving
I am a failure through and through
I am so tired of hating myself
I am so tired of nobody seeing what is happening to me
My only friend is the razor that bites into my skin
Maybe next time i'll cut deeper
Maybe next time, i won't survive
So much blood everywhere
Paint the walls with it
Everybody look at my art
Isn't it beautiful
I need more paint, more blood
I must cut deeper
Through sinew and muscle
Here the moon whisper sweet nothings in my ear as i silently slip away into the darkness
Here comes death on skeleton wings spread high
A Teacup Heart (94)My heart is like a teacup,A Teacup Heart (94)2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Full of cracks and ridged seams.
So many times I wake up
From a world of broken dreams
So close to breaking-
Will I be shattered again?
I watch the pieces shaking
How many times can they mend?
I blame you and you blame me,
And it goes on back and forth.
How many times do I have to see
That you are my true north?
If I pick up our teacups in pieces,
And we put them together with rhyme
We'd never smooth out all the creases,
But we'd stand the test of time.