Ask Me To Write a PoemAsk me to write a poemAsk Me To Write a Poem3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
about kissing witches in my sleep.
Ask me to write a poem
about the bump on my middle finger
from forcing pen to paper.
Ask me to write a poem
about the discolored bruises on my knees
the poetry written in ink upon my flesh
the love in a foreign tongue on my wrist.
Ask me to write a poem
my possessive Siamese,
about my rose thorn teeth,
and the battle scars I wear like trophies.
Ask me to write a poem
about how my own words make me sick,
about how I swear I'll die by the pen.
Ask me to write a poem
about boys and peaches
and how I wish they tasted just as sweet,
about how I sanded away layer, after layer
after layerjust to see if I really bleed ink.
Ask me to write a poem.
Afraid to SpeakMy lips start to tremble,Afraid to Speak4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I do not dare speak.
I wish i could tell you,
but i am too weak.
My heart tenses up
as days open and close.
Someone, hear my plea,
take me out of this doze.
You walk in the doorway,
i avert my gaze.
Do not notice me,
and do not say it's a phase.
I'm sick of these words,
I hear them every day.
The last person i want to hear it from
is you, or i will pay.
It will cut deep in me,
deeper than you will know.
Because i can hide it, you see,
but the pain will only grow.
Inside me it will stay,
but i'm good at this game.
You'll be none-the-wiser
to this incredible pain.
Don't reject this feeling,
it is more than you and i.
But even though it has control,
i've found that i don't mind.
Because it's more than what you think,
more than just a sham;
it's more than just a feeling -
this is who i am.
catching sand He had a habit of catching things.catching sand 3 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
Usually, good things. A basketball, or a cat falling from a tree, or his baby sister, one memorable time, as she fell out of her crib.
It was instinct to him, second nature. He didn't need to think about it—his hands acted independently from the rest of him, completely on their own accord, risk and volition. His hands, to him, were unbearably selfish. They thought very little of consequence. Didn’t they care about the potential pain? Did it matter to them that what they caught might. . . hurt?
He was still rather young the first time he caught a knife that had fallen off the kitchen counter. He caught it, unfortunately, by the blade. It sliced cleanly into the chubby flesh of his little boy palms. His mother saw the blood spilling from his hands and screamed, uncurling his fingers from around the knife. She shrieked at him, her voice shrilly with fear. Why had he held onto it like that? Why did he catch it in the first place
FreedomCut the ropes, not the wrists.Freedom1 year ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I was born for this.
Break my chains, not my bones.
Allow me to heal, not get branded.
Freedom should be standard.
Unlock my cage, unlock my cuffs.
Tackle fear with love.
Of Course...Hello.Of Course...4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
How are things?
How are things between you and him?
Oh, things have gone perfectly for you? That's... wonderful.
That's great and all, but that doesn't answer my question.
Of course, I'll sit with you outside. Lead the way.
Of course, I just want you right next to me.
I agree. Tonight truly is a beautiful night.
But not as nearly beautiful as you.
Sure, go ahead and talk about anything you'd like. I'm here to listen.
I have a feeling I know where this is going. I don't think I want to hear it after all.
Yes, he really seems to care for you.
You're the only person who doesn't see that he's using you.
You love him?
I was hoping you'd gotten over that. But of course you wouldn't love me.
You think he loves you too?
I bet he doesn't.
You're going to tell him you love him?
You're going to break my heart?
I'm certain he'll say it back.
I highly doubt it.
Really, trust me.
Freak ShowFreak Show9 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Freaks by nature or freaks by choice?
Louder, louder, raise your voice!
Scream until you lungs are sore!
Scream until you speak no more!
Drift into the world below
Drift into your own freak show
Hug the shadows, kiss the night
Start your world of fear and fright
Hide the stars, destroy the moon!
Silence now, the show starts soon
But first to satisfy your crave
Blood for wine, you feast today!
Now wipe away the dripping drops
Want some more? Who would have thought?
Spotlight on the first event
An evil thing you can't prevent
A ghost of black, an empty hole
To symbolize your growing soul
You think you have such empathy?
It's says right here you've apathy
Close the curtains, we must move on
Midnight's over before too long
The next event's a real class act
You cannot leave! Sit down! Come back!
You paid your dues, now you must see
The freaks that you'll turn out to be
Good, now that we're all settled down
You've earned yourselves another round
But first relax, enjoy t
Bands Slip yourself through this knot ,Bands10 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
eat your koRn ,
and your Limp Bizkit will be fine.
don't play with your Nine Inch Nails and
stay away from that Insane Clown Posse .
Puddle s of Mudd are not to be stomped in,
leave that Papa Roach alone.
Evanescense and that
Good girl, Charlotte are all
Incubus and succubus think about.
Linkin Park s are bad for your health.
you were Avenged Sevenfold ,
but Rob Zombie fucked that up.
Cold and emotionless,
Blink 182 and you miss it.
this is really a Simple Plan
to get into the Lighthouse
that's Three Doors Down .
those Black Eyed Peas are good for you,
Marilyn Manson will drive you nuts.
Alicia will make your Keys
travel into City High and
meet with Annie 's Sidley .
Missy , Elliot won't come visi
One YearThat nameOne Year3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Lingers at the back of my mind
A year has passed
Ever so fast
Yet i'm still sad
I feel too bad
I need to stop
And move on
So why cant i?
First Girl too
I'm so confused
Am i this am i that
I've told people now
I cant go back
I'm hoping that special person
Will walk into my life
And stay this time
Because i want someone to hold me into the night..
Footsteps in the SandAre my footsteps silent?Footsteps in the Sand9 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Or can I simply not hear them, though they make a sound?
I hear whispers behind me,
But I cannot turn around.
I feel time within me burning,
Trapped and longing for release,
My soul within me churning,
My heart begging now for peace.
I cannot feel the way I used to feel.
I'm numb, but I can stand.
Can I walk, continue journeying?
Like waves upon the sand,
I'm getting nowhere,
Though I feel the difference.
The sand is wet, but I am drowning
In my own ocean of fear.
The salt burns my eyes,
But at last I'm getting near
What I've long sought for In this darkness,
The water cool and clear,
But it leaves a thirst within this emptiness.
I long to quench my soul, to feel,
But the hard and grainy sand I fall against
Cannot make me whole.
My wounds must be healed.
Salt is burning in my eyes.
I cannot see what lies before me.
What now can make me wise?
I believe that I know nothing;
There is no certainty,
Just a vast and endless, falling sea,
But in life we keep on strivi
Gel-Ink Pen, Part II wrote a story about you,Gel-Ink Pen, Part I5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
about things only you and I know.
I also mentioned that kid.
The one dreaming about places he wants to see,
The one who uses words that sprout to great trees.
Now all these words, a forest they've become
but all the kid could do was watch from afar.
I saw him standing by the lakeside,
I approached him and asked him,
"why the long face, son?"
He looked at me and seemed oh-so-old
and his sad eyes pierced my heart like a thorn.
He said "I know what I'm doing is not wrong,
but it pains me that it is taking so long.
See that forest? It is mine!
But it is lifeless; no birds to sing,
or flowerbeds to lie."
I saw his point, and was lost in thought.
I replied, "I am something that many heroes have sought,
I could give you my blood to make you happy,
but we have to work together to make it happen."
He looked overjoyed, he hugged me and kissed me,
he thanked me and asked how he could please me.
I told him that his smile was enough payment,
though recalling that fills me
Real BVB FansReal BVB Fans4 years ago in Profiles More Like This
TRUE BLACK VEIL BRIDES FAN
~ REAL BVB fans- know what BVB stands for
REAL BVB fans- don't like the band just because of Andy [ DON'T SWEAR ]
REAL BVB fans- know who the only original member of the band is
REAL BVB fans- know more songs than knives and pens
REAL BVB fans- think Chance and Andy never gets old
REAL BVB fans- know every band members name and what they do
REAL BVB fans- know that Ashley Purdy is a GUY
REAL BVB fans- have made "never give in" their motto
REAL BVB fans- know who smokes in the band, and who doesn't
REAL BVB fans- have worn their makeup like Andy's on a normal day
REAL BVB fans- would vote for lightning thunderstein if he ran for president
REAL BVB fans- know that it is Andy Biersack not 6 or Sixx
REAL BVB fans- have this on their page
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ BVB ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Love will be our last emotion CH23Love will be our last emotion CH233 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It had been about 20 minutes since Michael left, I felt so bad for him. Jake was unfair, so unfair.
I had been crying ever since we turned up. The tears wont stop running, I dont know where I am at.
Jake thinks Im a filthy whore and Michael...well god knows what he thinks of me now.
I was sat on my own at the back of the bus, Andy had tried to talk to me but I couldnt say anything.
They were all sat outside drinking.
I just sat there, peering out of the window, sobbing.
"I saw the way you were looking at Michael, what the hell are you playing at Courtney? You're supposed
to be with Jake and you were looking up that idiot" Sammi came in, angrily.
This wasnt like her.
"Why does everyone think so low of him? Whats he ever done to you guys, huh? HE LOOKED AFTER ME WHEN
JAKE RAN OFF, JAKE LEFT ME SAMMI" i spat.
"Courtney, he was angry! He didnt know what to do!" Sammi was defending Jake.
"So this is all just my fault? HE CANT RUN OFF EVERYTIME SOMETHING DOESNT WORK OUT FOR H
I'm UglyI know that I’m notI'm Ugly2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I know that you know
That I know that I’m not
But I feel like it
Oh God, I feel like it
I know I’ve got clear eyes
And lovely hair
But when I look in mirrors
The imperfections scream
‘Till the tiny cracks
Become huge gaping holes
That I’m terrified you’ll see
I need to hear it
Tell me that I’m beautiful
I Comfort MyselfWith a warm drink, whispering secrets to my own reflection.I Comfort Myself3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The struggles that plague me, though none may know,
Are only for the ears of my quiet mirror, who smiles
Softly, warmly and with care. He tells me, I'm fine
I've done well for now and soon I may finally rest.
Though the silence continues to press upon me,
Weighing upon my soul like an iron crate.
Still I find comfort in whispering secrets,
If only to my own reflection - holding a warm drink...
-Chen Yuan Wen, 17th October 2012
No, I Don't Wish You WellThis blanket of silence that you have laid upon meNo, I Don't Wish You Well4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Sends chills, up my spine.
You have my patience sitting on a thin narrow line
It unveils some sick, twisted, horrid lie
You've twisted my soul; in hopes that I would die.
You've used me.
Prayed to 'God' that you'd loose me.
And left me
...all in a short amount of time...
I hope that reality sends shivers up your spine.
You left me alone to cry
To have this horrid thought; the one where you left me to die.
Little rivers on my face,
Have turned into an ocean, surrounding the thoughts of you
Everyone knows that I hope, hope it drowns you.
You left me alone on this cold barren bed
Some sick, evil thoughts still lurking in your head.
I have tried so hard to forget you.
Lord knows that I don't wish you well....
In the matter of fact, I hope you burn in Hell.
In The DistanceIn The Distance3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
In The Distance
I've realized that nothing never truly ends
Because it's just the beginning of the emptiness
I want to take back my actions / I want to give you reasons
I said all of the words I've needed
And to the mirror
I wish those were silent confessions / I wish none of this had happened
I finally let out all of those feelings I hid
Beneath my surface
They're just emotions from a fallen / Because without you, I'm nothing
I meant every single tear I cried
My one true purpose
I'm feeling so goddamn faithless / To my world, you're everything
I couldn't hold on, I slowly let go of my grip
It took the best of me
All of our moments are worth remembering / This pain in my soul is worth keeping
I didn't stay silent forever, I let my cries slip
So I could weep pathetically
I hope you find the happiness you'
How Are YouHow Are You3 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
"So how are you?"
Brightly, like neon nails
She polished while talking
The girl looked up
We called her Goth
She called us nothing
Her nails were bitten raw
She looked up
And her heart snapped open
"Well," she whispered
(She always whispered)
Not bad, not good
In between maybe
Yesterday, I got a "D"
On a paper I didn't finish
Because I stayed up the night before
Listening to my mom
Hit my brother
I wear my hair in my face
Because I'm hiding a bruise
I've never told anyone that
Last night, I cut myself for the first time
Not to kill myself
That might come later
But I wanted to know if I could
Really, truly bleed
And that life hadn't sucked it out
I keep the bag of razors hidden
Safe, under my desk
You and your friends call it "pot"
I've never told anyone that, either
Two years ago, I was tortured just
Two streets from my house
Scarred, but not the surface
Broken, but not the bones
I spent a month in the hospital
And no one sent cards
You and your friend
The Unread LetterThe Unread Letter3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
If I could go back in time
I would, and say what I really wanted to say
Then maybe, just maybe you would still be mine
And I never would have had to go through all of this pain
I yearn to take it all back
To cast away every word that was said
I want you to know I didn't mean any of that
Because I knew you were the one when we first met
You're the one that let go
I was the one to get left behind
You're the one that took my soul
I was the one that had a break down that night
You said nothing
And left me waiting
I needed you to say something
I silently pleaded for you to say anything
Maybe I thought it was a hollow threat
But I knew it was a damaging move you meant
If I only had one wish
I would ask to see you once again
And then I would beg for forgiveness
Just to try and undo all of my unjustified destruction
Every mistake made
All of the tears that were shed
Painful LostWhy do I painPainful Lost5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
When it was I
Why do I feel
Without you by my side.
Why am I
If I made the choice.
Why do I hunger
Though I let you go.
I never realized
How important you were
Until you've gone.
Now I want you back
Back by my side
But I cannot find you.
Shall I see your face.
Or hear your quiet laugh.
I've hurt you
Stabbed you too hard.
That sweet love
We once had
Our love is lost
'Cause I didn't treasure.
I threw away what mattered most.
Don't Need A Skyshe told me she didn't need to be a bird to flyDon't Need A Sky4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
she didn't need feathers
or machines or extra limbs
she didn't need swing sets
to reach the clouds
she told me she didn't need to be free to have freedom
that I could lock her and chain her
but she would never need keys to leave
that I could bind her and tie her
but I could never touch the things that mattered
she told me she only needed hands
she told me her pens were her wings
and the paper her sky
and as long as she kept writing
she could never be contained
You.You don't like the way I walk,You.4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
You don't like the way I talk,
You don't like the way I am,
Then why, the crap, are you here?
Why'd you keep on standing near,
When all I do is fail for you?
Why'd you keep on standing here,
Where no one keeps you dear?
Why'd you care so much for me,
When all you say is mean?
Why'd you want to be with me,
When all you do is scream?
You don't like the way I smile,
You don't like the way I cry,
You don't like the way I shout,
But you keep on standing near.
Why'd you try to hurt so much,
The pride that I keep dear?
The pride I nearly never had
And made it hard to stay?
I wish to be away from you,
You never need me near.
The one who really needs you here
Frightening, but it's just me.