Days pass on like years
Without you by my side,
Life feels so dull
Without your mesmerizing eyes and goofy smile,
My heart pains with aching
Without the never- ending joy I have when I see you...
Missing your jokes,
The way you look at me with those eyes,
The way you talk to me,
The way you tell me how important I am to you,
The way you tell me that you love me...
It all points to being love struck,
But I'm scared to trust you,
To love you back,
To be open with you in a way I never have with anyone before....
You promise that you'll never leave me,
You promise that you'll love me forever,
You promise that you'll help me through anything,
But you know,
And I know,
That you have a tendency of breaking your promises...
The Art of PretendingI feel your words,The Art of Pretending3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
like a slap in the face.
For a second I hesitate,
before fixing a smile in place.
Make-up can only cover so much.
Tears burn skin.
they will heal.
My words, you dismiss,
as if I were a stupid child.
I ignore you.
I pretend you didn't mean it.
I redo my eyeliner,
just to look away.
The EdgeBehind her empty smilesThe Edge3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
and empty words of vile,
lays a broken-heart.
Ready to depart,
from the loneliness she feels,
with no one there to help heal
the pain she can't seem to find.
She's losing her mind,
and she doesn't know why.
So she looks toward the sky
and makes her prayer
hoping God will be fairer.
"Why do I hate myself," she cries,
as she wipes her eyes.
Then she screams out a curse,
"What could possible go worst?!"
So she spews the rage,
toward the helpless her in the cage.
Just moments away from the edge
of sanity, her final pledge.
Your Flaws are BeautifulYour Flaws are BeautifulYour Flaws are Beautiful3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I honestly can't stand you
And your beautiful words,
The way they sing
And the way
You just cut into your skin
And let yourself leak out.
You are too perfectly
Your flaws are beautiful
And oh so real,
And your story is one
That is impossible to tell.
Your story tells itself.
snapshotsshe said her tears were just a rough sketchsnapshots3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
of her insignificance, "but you
wouldn't want the details."
(i can see them reflected in her fragile smile, how her eyes
wander from place to place, unsettled).
she is a forgotten board game from
1984, trivia covered in dust.
the broken light bulb in your living room, screaming
for a replacement.
Far From PerfectFar From Perfect3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I'm very far from perfect
But for you my love I will be
Just so you can love me
Equally as I love thee.
TornTorn3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
My heart is tearing
My soul is withering
My mind is straining
Because of my worry
About our future...
My mind tells me to be happy,
To be glad that you just might accomplish the impossible,
To encourage you to go for your dreams,
Even if those dreams don't involve me...
My heart tells me it's throbbing,
It's hurt beyond any help,
Because a life without you
Would shred it all to pieces...
My soul is at war with itself,
Knowing you could never give up such an opportunity
Yet terrified of that slightest possibility
That you will easily forget me and that love we share...
"If you love something,
Set it free.
If it comes back to you,
Its yours forever.
If it doesnt,
Then it was never meant to be."
That one question
Implanted into my mind is...
If I set you free,
Will you ever come back?
Do You Remember, Love?Do You Remember, Love?3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Do you remember, love?
How you would tempt me,
So expertly, so slyly,
Blinding me with desperation,
Or was it loneliness?
Oh, how naive I was,
How young and gullible,
Yet you twisted me and toyed with me,
As if I was your puppet on a string.
Do you remember, love?
How I fell for it,
I fell for your promises of happiness,
And your lies about my "happy ever after" with my prince.
It was pure bliss,
I was flying above the clouds with love,
Yet the love was so short lived.
Do you remember, love?
When your devious plot truly succeeded,
How you kicked me to the curb
With nothing but a chipped heart
And a flickering soul....
Do you know of the countless nights of tears,
Of the days full of guilt, regret, reminescense,
The times I walked around in search of who I used to be,
Without you by my side?
But, of course you know,
You sat there, observing me, so intently,
Laughing at my pain, my confusion.
Do you remember, love?
More importantly than anything else?
Through the tortuou
Devour.I Love you,Devour.4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
But you hate me.
I see you,
But you neglect me.
I speak to you,
But you ignore.
I give to you,
But you want more.
You got what i had,
I got what you need.
You have all that hunger,
That i have to feed.
I am running out of energy,
I am running out of breath.
Youve worked me so hard,
Your working me to the death.
So i have to stop,
Before you gain more power.
So you have to stop,
Before you completely devour.
Cloud in a Bottle 1Cloud in a Bottle 1Cloud in a Bottle 12 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
How is it your voice is a canyon which cuts
where you did not even speak, opening the rivers
of my lungs so they could cataract, could rage with breath
you breathed? That the rock swells of your ribs, washed
round and floating, met then barred the way with mine
so that my heart, turned to tides, could not slip by,
and beat against the walls, unanswered, ‘til it drowned?
And that I still don’t hate you, even now?
There’s all this nonsense of lips and bubbles, that’s fine;
still refuse drifts in one direction all the same, refusing—
shored up maybe by some reassuring echoes still unsung—
to sink, so like an opened blouse colored by brine, my hope
finds refuge at the highest point, and lays itself unlocked
on barren sand to fade, suffuse with light, the way all things
in the desert turn finally, achingly white.
[Im]Perfect[Im]Perfect3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
That girl over there,
Who is spoken about behind her back
About her flashy clothes,
Her ego as large as the universe.
Yet no one knows this is her only way of becoming that perfect person
She's always dreamt of being.
That boy, who fools around while playing sports,
Falling, tripping, knocking into other people on purpose,
Just to get a laugh out of the class.
Yet no one knows that he is ignored at home,
And being the class clown is his only way of receiving attention.
That girl, with dyed hair the color of blood,
And too many bracelets to count on her arms,
With a mask of a smile always on her face.
Yet no one knows of the scars underneath her bangles,
Or how badly she wants to shine, to be known, be seen
That boy who calls out in class,
Curses constantly, gets detention weekly,
Breaks the rules as if it's as easy as ripping a piece of paper.
Yet no one knows that it's all unintentional,
That he wishes he could be one of those average students.
That girl, always hyper and energe
PainPain3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Your love for me,
Encompassed my heart,
Persuaded me to believe you
And fall for your dirty little tricks.
My trust for you,
Was something you didn't deserve.
I believed all your empty promises
And hallow words without a second thought.
Of knowing you were mine,
Knowing you thought I was the one for you,
Or so I so ignorantly believed
As you told me day after day.
So twisted yet so convincing,
Each fabrication poisoning my heart,
Without me noticing.
A gift to you,
So delicate and fragile,
Yet you threw it to the ground
And laughed as it shattered before your feet.
The person I thought I loved,
The guy I trusted my heart and soult to,
The boyfriend I never doubted...
Did you realize how you broke me beyond repair?
Who says I dont care?I don't care who you areWho says I dont care?3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I don't care what you were
But if you are with me,
I will care about you
I don't care where you live
I don't care what you live in
But if you have no reason to live,
I will help you find your reason
I don't care what relationship you had
I don't care who they were with
But if they hurt you,
I will be there for you
I know I don't care about many things
I know I'm blunt and insensitive at times
Just know that
I am your friend and you are mine
I may not care at times, but right now I do
I'm not insensitive because I still care for you
preludesi.preludes2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
blue rose into the city backdrop
like balloons, a million for the
morning sun prelude.
i've not slept a dream
but i have cried a salty face
and letters spilled like beans
into my moleskine,
almost as virgin as i once was
with few stories between my covers.
the kettle's belly boils
like my head upon a pillow.
i am guilty for rarely finishing my tea
even when i use the small mugs;
pour, rinse, repeat.
perhaps today i will play dead.
perched behind my blinds
it dawns on me that i am surrounded
by walled neighbours, strangers,
they're just preludes to lovers
the way i am always
prelude to the one.
LongingI want the Renaissance of LoveLonging2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
the Age of Aquarius promised us.
I want to understand humanity
and ask you to take my hand when needed.
I want your hand
when I may desire the same.
I want prejudice to die
on the Altar of Compassion
while we walk arm-in-arm
without inhibition or shame,
a Love-In of not just tolerance,
but real acceptance.
My deepest desire is the reawakening
I want to end my vanity
to see what really matters.
I want a mature mind
with a young outlook.
I want to awaken refreshed each day,
and rest reassured each night.
I want to find myself by looking inward
rather than search the world in vain.
I want to accept responsibility and blame
if that’s what it takes to live honestly.
I want a revival of Love
we have all awaited for so long.
I want justice
for its own sake.
I want elections that give
a choice of politicians who will
“reach across the isle,”
instead of ridicule and polarize.
I want America to find its backbone
to stand against brutality
Innocence CrushedInnocence Crushed3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Why must the tears fall,
Flowing down her cheeks,
Streaming down the the face of an angel,
Filled with despair and anguish.
She lays on the dirt floor,
Once so innocent, so pure,
A bird among the clouds,
Oblivious to the unknown world surrounding her.
Always laughing, smiling,
Her beauty dazzling.
She dances through life
Without a care in the world.
Where is that girl now?
He wonders as his eyes gaze upon her,
And her hair that has lost it's glow,
And her dress, tattered and in ruins.
Her fragile body shakes uncontrollably
With each of her cries of anguish.
Ever sob stabs his heart painfully,
Giving him just a slight taste of her pain.
And her eyes, oh, her eyes,
How beautiful they once were,
A vibrant blue, the hue of a peaceful stream,
Teeming with kindness and joy.
Now all he sees is gray,
The color of thunder clouds.
Her pure personality
Was ripped from her soul by a monster.
Those eyes stare at him,
Pierce through his body,
Yet he holds out his hand,
His eyes full of concern.
ThunderstormThunderstorm3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Clouds high in the sky,
Impending above her head.
It's gray pigment releasing the darkest feeling,
A mood of confusion,
Of being incomplete,
Of feeling lost,
Of the ultimate pain and sadness.
The clouds reflect in the girl's eyes
She stares at the clouds,
The aching overflowing in her,
Submerging her once innocent heart.
She can't help but wonder "Why me?
How could I have ever,
Deserved this pain?"
Staining the world drip by drip,
As the clouds release tears
Filled with despair,
The rain only patters on the girl's window
Tears stream down her face,
As she wishes that crying would make her forget.
She recalls his voice,
The one thing that used to sooth her,
Saying, over and over,
"I'd never let you go,
I love you, forever and always."
Thunder rumbles as loud as the screaming shot of a gun,
Blinding lightning rips through the sky,
Seeming terrifyingly beautiful.
The agonizing sky lets the thunder escape,
MissingMissingMissing3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
BeforeBefore4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
You don't talk to me
I thought that you said,
No matter what happens,
we'll always be friends.
You're going to let this
stand in the way of our friendship?
What the hell?
It looks like I misjudged you.
But I can't say
that you don't have an excuse
for your actions.
You said that you loved me.
I said that I could not return your feelings.
Wouldn't it have been
more hurtful if I lied
and told you I loved you back?
there was some way
to soften the blow.
And I was too much of an idiot
to know how.
Do you blame me?
I'm sorry, I really am.
But you were the first person
who ever told me that.
I just didn't know how to react.
I'm so sorry.
You must be hurting
so much right now.
And me, near you
that would probably bring you more pain.
So I'll just stay away
and hope that one day,
we can smile at each other
like we did before.
TearsTears3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
From all the tears.
Because of such unbearable pain.
In all the emotion being forced upon you.
As of what to do next.
Faith being questioned
Because you ask yourself,
Why would you be given all this pain?
What have you done to deserve this torture?
The waterfall of tears
Fall ever so gently
Down your cheeks.
Each droplet a portion of the pain
Tearing at your body,
Attempting to take control of your mind.
The emotion mounding higher in you
From all the stress, the worry, the pain...
It makes you question yourself:
What am I living for?
With each sob wracking your chest,
You wince in discomfort,
Yet you cannot stop
For the agony is too great
To be kept in any longer.
While the tears dampen your eyelashes,
You hold yourself as tight as you can;
The torment makes you feel as if your crumbling,
Being transformed to dust,
Blown away by each wave of pain.
When there are no more reasons to cry,
When your eyes are fresh out of tea
March the Secondmy sweet little cycloneMarch the Second3 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
ripping through the valley
what have you got for me today?
you've got fire in your fingers
it's whipping through my hair
i'm dancing in your tears
under a thundering stare
what have you got for me today?
and i'm sure destruction lays before
a wilted path, i'm headed for
i see the calm before your storm
tell Talula I can't wait no more