Distance between distanceThe sensation of your breath, tricklingDistance between distance4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
along the hairs on my neck. How come
we're not more than five centimeters
apart yet the distance in between flows
down to a far stretch, wider than the
journey between stars and waves.
How you lay your head on top of me
and remain still and quiet. How you
look upon me and wander beyond my
eyes. The night and the grass have a poem
to tell. A tale of how the sun and moon
endure an eternity of chasing each other.
I see, the distance isn't the travelled gap of your
breath, but rather the world behind me, of when
I turn around to walk away from this and you.
ShatterIt's like I don't know youShatter4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
After everything we've done
I love you
With all my heart
And as much as I try
I know I'll never stop
With one kiss
You shattered my world
But those lips
Weren't even mine.
Something To Lose.Is this all I am to you?Something To Lose.4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Just something to lose?
Someone to hurt?
To hit and abuse?
For that would leave marks
Not even mentally
You go straight for the heart
Like a waterfall cascading
It won't ever stop
I'll be here still waiting
Or so I once thought
I can never fight this feeling
But I can't help that it's here
Maybe it'd be best
If I could just disappear...
Why One LeavesI left because another came and stole her love from meWhy One Leaves4 years ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
I'm not the type to sit on by and share my love with 3
I wanted her to be my one, my only, and she was
But sad to say, her heart was slain by an athlete who must...
Had a few things more than me, like height and bigger chest
And popular of course to boot, but whatever, I digress
I wished it to be so untrue,
I believed you, as I try to do
But messages and absentees began to eat at me
I wasn't wrong though after all
I loved you like a friend
I loved you til the end
And even more, still ever since
And sometimes when I talk to other people to forget
My mind in mid sentence begins to think of you again
That's when I try to cloud you out, regain my train of thought
But when its lost, then it is gone, my thoughts are where my heart still longs
To be with you, Lele
If Ever I Lost YouWhat weighs on your mind?If Ever I Lost You3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
What's taking up your time?
You tell me not to worry and you swear you're really fine
Please open up to me
Tell me of your fears
You know I'll kiss the scars and I'll wipe away your tears
Don't keep it to yourself
You know you're not alone
I couldn't live my life without you ever coming home
I'd be so lost inside
I wouldn't recognize
The person that I see in the reflection of your eyes
Just tell me you're okay, and that you love me too
I don't know what I'd do
If ever I lost you…
HopelessMy heart will follow yours.Hopeless4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
My love, forever undying.
This feeling, this pure hope and joy,
By your side,
For soft whispers long gone.
For a smile that will never come.
Day by day,
My heart spirals further down,
A scowl, closed off
Not to be found.
Will you see me?
Will you recognize that I am here?
And here to stay?
Or will my mind explode in the torrent?
That thin line that I walk
Shooting me into nothing
Will we talk?
Will I see that smile?
The touch of you hand?
As I have given you entrance,
At your simple demand.
Will I gain something more?
More, than knowing this wonderfully murderous feeling?
That burrows in my chest?
Laying it's eggs, so deceiving?
I stand here.
Next to you,
But you are so far away
But warm and distant,
Lights my only path.
Will I be granted your heart in return?
Is my body worth that beautiful thing kept hidden?
No, never begging.
I stand up straight an
Memory bankThere are things you saveMemory bank4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
for the end of the world.
Hidden paragraphs, streams of images
unwatched, unread for years and years.
Pieces of straw, bits of that one tree,
dried grass in old shoes, strands of their hair, the
In boxes, in folders, in closets, so high
and lower than kissing dirt.
The untouched places
you never look
of lack of recognition.
You think you remember the songs,
the smells, the liquid chime.
You kept them safe
But when the day comes
and the light slides shyly in,
there may be only
How Much Do You NeedI'm worried about youHow Much Do You Need4 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
I know you know
what you do
but you can't assure me
to believe it like you do
Silence is the solution
I can't stay quiet
when it creeps me inside
that you need more.
How much do you need to experience?
How much do you need to be satisfied?
What do you really want?
What else do you need to try?
I can't know
I want to trust you
I need to trust you
Where does your road lead you?
Back to home, of course.
But what it if ends there
and I get to know it from news?
I doubt it
I know you are careful
you know what you're doing
but how long can you try your luck
how much do you need to try it
that you're fine with your life?
I miss you so much
it hurts me inside
to know we're far apart
It hurts me to know
that I can't do anything
all I can do is
to have faith in you
I can't convince you
to stop trying your luck
you want to live risk
you need something new
fine by me
I need you here.
The extremely short storyI once heard the tale of a man who had the whole universe inside his throat.The extremely short story4 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
"Was he a giant?" someone asked.
I thought for a second.
"No," I said. "He was a storyteller."
TonightTonight.Tonight4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
When you laid your head against my shoulder
With your hand on my chest
And closed those beautiful blue eyes
Your slender form embraced by my arms
I felt so proud to be able to call you mine.
At rest, and at peace
Like silken thread in the moon's light.
Like pure, soft snow.
The easy rhythm of your breathing.
Like waves lapping gently at the shore.
The beat of your heart.
Close, clear, comforting.
You stir, and nuzzle contentedly into my neck.
I am powerless to do anything but smile.
H-O-P-EI know life seems dark some days,H-O-P-E4 years ago in Emotional More Like This
Hell, I feel it all the time,
But did you know there's hope?
Don't just scoff at me, I'm serious.
Hope, a simple 4 letter word.
Say it with me.
Now, was that so hard?
Here, I'll show you.
Close your eyes, and picture everything that brings you down.
Kinda depressing, huh?
Now I want you to picture a gold dot in the dark.
Keep it there,
And channel everything positive you can think of into that dot.
Raindrops, roses, whiskers, kittens, Make it shine.
And with every positive thought, the light grows bigger and bigger,
Brighter and stronger,
And in the dark, if you look,
There are other dots,
And you know what they're telling you?
SunlightI remember you being a goddess,Sunlight4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Flanked by two golden wings,
Sunrays stretching out from your shoulder blades,
Just reaching past your extended finger tips.
Azure skies painted with a careful stroke,
Fading to a point on the horizon,
Feathered clouds filling the expanse,
Your pale face turned upwards.
When the clouds came in troops,
The onslaught of rain,
You told me to wait for the sun,
The shower beating against your face.
On Sundays, we had picnics,
Red checkered blankets,
Steaming pots of jasmine tea.
We were children again,
Our hands laced with ribbons,
Butterfly wings behind our ears,
Laughing late into the setting sun.
I recall a time when you told me you loved life,
And I wondered how it could all be beautiful,
I wondered how it could be so pure,
Your eyes always were blind to darkness.
You were the sunlight,
Dancing until the last rays slipped away,
Drifting to the shadows at nightfall,
Sleeping in the dark.
1. StringsI found my heartstrings tangled in your curls one day.1. Strings4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
it was messy and unsightly and I remember thinking to myself,
'how am I going to straighten this out?
but then you turned to me and smiled
and I heard a funny noise
which was the strings being so taut
that they 'pinged' whenever you moved.
the knots grew tighter and the strings became lighter
and everyday I'd think about how to untangle them,
or try to tell you about it at least,
before you distracted me and made me forget (which only made it worse)
but the strings had gotten looser and the pinging sounded less like noise and more like music
so i didn't mind.
it was a tuesday afternoon
and we were fighting
because you'd cut your hair
and I was crying
because it looked horrible
and I couldn't tell what was hair and what was mine
and the noise it made when you moved gave me a headache.
i spent my time collecting the pieces
and when your hair grew back
i tried to weave them back in
but it annoyed you when i did
Honesty is a CrimeHonesty is a crime.Honesty is a Crime2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Tell people you're sad,
You're crying out for attention.
Tell people you're angry,
You're a threat to others.
You say you're not afraid of death,
You think you're the shit.
Honesty is a crime.
If you have beliefs,
You're out of your mind.
If you love gore,
You're a sociopath.
If you have a disorder,
Everyone should pity you.
Honesty is a crime.
It's not okay to be sad.
It's unacceptable to be angry.
It's impossible to not fear death.
You can't show emotion
Because you're craving sympathy.
Give me attention,
For I am human,
And I am so very special.
Wii Would Like to PlayLittle Susan B. stood staring at the thing before her in disbelief.Wii Would Like to Play6 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Fat," she said. "I'm fat?"
"I'm a machine. Machines don't lie."
"But I'm ten."
"Ten and fat."
"But how can you tell? There's gotta be some mistake."
"Okay, kid, listen up. I've got your goddamn height and BMI right here. Right here inside me.
And according to my records, you suck at boxing, you suck at running, your physical age is that of a 48-year-old male and you suck at Brawl."
"Hey, you're being mean!"
"I'm not mean. I'm a machine. Can't take playing with me? If you don't like it then take yourself somewhere else and maybe go and play with the other babies outside in the sandbox. In the sun. With other actual humans. Like a sissy. Go ahead. You're obviously not man enough to play with this."
The Nintendo Wii puffed out his chest as little Susan B. ran away crying to the sandbox.
A short distance away, PS3 and 360 frowned disapprovingly. PS3 sighed.
"Man, I don't know what
FiftyPlease understand: I do not wantFifty3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
to want this (you).
I realized at poem nineteen-of-fifty:
You (college-borne) are a new you,
I (weaponized) am a new me,
and the new me still wants the new you.
Simple Things"If I didn't know any better, I'd be in love with you..." your voice had trembled. The windows were frosted. As I recall the memory, your skin was lightly salted.Simple Things4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I doubt you remember me now. I'm just a voice on the wind, your ears barely catching me before I was gone.
I remember the feel of your skin under my gentle touch. Your lips were soft and full, two rose petals leaning into each others embrace.
You'd sit in the window and look out longingly at the crisp winter scene. The snow coating the windsheild of your beloved shit box car.
You're no longer here, and I'm not there.
Your laugh was like your skin. Soft but rough. Your smile was rare and perfect.
You don't remember me, but I remember you, and I will hold on. Hold on to the simple things.
GolemWe remember when you dug us from the riverbank, but we forgive you. The water was cold and the people had need of us.Golem4 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
We remember when you divided and shaped us, but we forgive you. We were without form and the people had need of us.
We remember when you put us in flames, but we forgive you. We were soft and the people had need of us.
We recall the day when you sent us against swords. This we forgive. The people had need of us: we would not desert them when foes were near.
We remember when you broke us with hammers. Even this we forgive. The battle was won, and the people had no more need of us.
But though shattered, we remained on the hillside, for no people came to sweep the shards away. This too we forgive, for our eyes remained littering the ground and it allowed us to see.
We saw you crowned and we rejoiced though our own heads were shattered. We saw rings on your fingers and we applauded though our own hands were lost. We saw robes on your shoulders and we were glad, though our o
Forever LoyalHe saw her coming out of the deli, she smelled like blood-sick and old wounds hiding under her last pair of clothes that didn't have tears in them. He went to her and introduced himself. She gave him a sausage. It was love.Forever Loyal4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
He followed her for the rest of the day, ears pricked forward as he listened to her talk. It was funny how that made her happy. She would say "Piston, sit." And he would sit, stump where his tail should be wagging as she pet him with pale fingers. When she did that, he knew she wasn't blood-sick, she was food for others who were and they nipped at her like he sometimes nipped at the heels of children when they tried to stray into traffic. He could smell it all over her, the ghost of blood-sick hands but he knew they weren't trying to help her, they would kill her.
He barked, to try to tell her this but all she did was give him another sausage and coo, her messy brown hair getting in his eyes as she bent down and pressed her forehead against his, eyes closed. He lear
JourneyA curious sight,Journey3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
A light that beckons to all.
Time for your Journey to begin.
Take your first steps,
Leave safety behind,
Embark on your Journey.
Take your hope,
Cross the desert,
To the beckoning light.
Speak your first words,
Only the pale desert sky listens.
There is one who hears you,
For no Journey,
Should be taken alone.
Find all the knowledge you can,
Of the past,
And learn from others' mistakes,
To create a brighter future.
Discover the wonders of life.
Fly with the birds,
Swim with the fish,
Understand what it truly means,
Cross the threshold,
Follow the light,
To the mountain top.
The end of your Journey is nigh.
Step through the snow,
Do not fail now,
The light is so close,
Yet so far from reach.
Through the howling wind,
And blinding snow,
The icy snow chilling you to the bone.
The storm dies,
You are left stumbling in silence.
So close now,
Wonder What Went WrongLook, look in that mirror,Wonder What Went Wrong4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
And wonder what went wrong.
The images, they shimmer,
And nothing lasts for long.
Before the veil of clouds
She rose, as lovely as the sun,
They all did love her, all the crowds,
Before the night was done.
Betrothed to thee that summers eve,
She offered you her hand,
In mind-lost panic you did bereave,
The lady from the land.
Before the crowds, the ruined deed,
Spoke volumes more than shown,
Broken word and broken creed,
You left here there, alone.
The long, long nights that came to follow,
Did nought to ease nor aid,
With heartfelt words, your body hollow,
You grieved the twice-cursed maid.
So look thee long and look thee close,
Into that mirrored glass.
Life has played you one great hoax,
And you did fail to pass.
KnBOC-Ginchiyo UenoKnBOC-Ginchiyo Ueno3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Name: Ginchiyo Ueno (Or Ueno Ginchiyo)
Nickname: Chiyo, gin, Ueno
Appearance: Ginchiyo is an abnormally tall girl at 5'10"(around 178cm) and 145 lbs.(66kg). She's willow-y and lanky, but has lean muscle in her legs and arms due to running and an exercise schedule she sticks to. She has grey hair usually in a low bun, and dull brown eyes. She is usually seen in the Tōō uniform, or dark skinny jeans, a flowery, collared shirt, and flats.
Characteristics: Ginchiyo is a lovely cellist and avid runner.
Personality: Ginchiyo's a peaceful, positive person. While usually laid-back and relaxed, when it comes to her music she is a perfectionist. She pushes herself to become an amazing cellist, though towards everything else she's easier on herself. Ginchiyo's not the kind of person to argue or bicker easily, since she tries to respect everyone's opinions even when she doesn't agree with them. Though this makes her seem like she can't stand up for herself, which makes people try