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,
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…
ShatterIt's like I don't know youShatter3 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.
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.
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...
So Far ForwardIt's those moments,So Far Forward3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
When someone you used to know
Everything is familiar,
The love that was there, feels odd.
Remember all the times,
Good, and bad.
Though you're unsure if you could ever have more.
It's as if the chapter ended,
And you're wondering,
If they could ever be apart of your novel.
You've gone so much forward,
They're still so far behind.
Broken FramesIn the morning when my eyes first openBroken Frames4 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Will you be there or will I be alone
Cause I hate that you left me still broken
To fend for myself still all on my own
Reflections are marred with cracks and scratches
Nothing remains but remnants of our trust
And how nothing else ever attatches
You have to let go and this is a must
Even if we were to try to repair
Nothing could fix this not after that fall
I know you do when you say you don't care
Maybe it's best you say nothing at all
Get on your knees and stop playing these games
You'll see what I see behind broken frames
For A MomentI stand there for a moment and just look.For A Moment3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I can feel the sun warming my neck, and a light breeze filled with the scent of honeysuckle touches my face.
The sky is a reflection of an invisible ocean, vast and blue and cloudless.
Rather than water, the slowly rolling earth is blanketed by vibrant green grass, dotted with small blue and yellow wildflowers I'll always keep in my memory.
Sometimes I think I hate this place, though it's always loved me. But, in that moment,
I loved it too.
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
TonightTonight.Tonight3 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.
SunlightI remember you being a goddess,Sunlight3 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.
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?
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
The extremely short storyI once heard the tale of a man who had the whole universe inside his throat.The extremely short story3 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."
AnotherAnotherAnother3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Another miserable excuse for a being.
I wish it were anyone else but me.
Tired are the ones who have waited far too long.
But what have they waited for?
I myself, am one of those who have wondered.
Sat, waited, and grown cold.
If my insides were cloth,
Every piece would be tattered and left to the wind.
Fear not, for the solution is quick.
However, the pain is far greater than expected.
Shed away the coverings of diluted beliefs and
misconceptions that cloud the truth.
Be gone with all trivial questions.
Don't deny the inevitable.
I waited by love and watched it slowly recede.
I think perhaps, it was like the ocean.
Damn myself for sitting upon the rocks.
I was so foolish, waiting. Watching.
The waves were rough and clouded.
But oh how beautiful.. so alluring.
How I wanted to let my feet slip beneath the water's surface.
But no. I was on the rocks, looking out.
I didn't realize that the water was pulling away.
All that's left is sand.
Distance between distanceThe sensation of your breath, tricklingDistance between distance3 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.
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 Things3 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.
Memory bankThere are things you saveMemory bank3 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
Stay a Little LongerYou sang to me one night- voice slow, and soft, and smooth with a slight hint of a southern drawl, and it was wonderful- with your hazy eyes shyly offering an escape, and I took it without hesitation.Stay a Little Longer4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Always so polite, with notes written on your hands as you held mine. I love when you do that, you know, when you pull me close- breaths mingling, and fingers tangled in my hair. Shyness crept from you in waves like sonar and I decoded your hidden messages with no problem. But dear, your touches never really needed that much convincing on my part anyway.
I remember how your eyes reflected our meal that night- all black, and hollowed out with a side of harsh demands and 'not so secret' longing. You never were good at keeping that hidden- desire streamed across your face like candlelight and I couldn't decide which looked better on you.
And every time I go up there, I think of your smile, you know that right? Your smile would flash in my eyes brighter than the spotlight for those few moments
The Glass WallThe two of us seperated by this glass wallThe Glass Wall4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I can hear you
I can see you
But I just can't touch you
I just can't hold you
But none the less I still love you
Though part of me wonders if I'll ever manage to get through to you
For now I'm stuck with reading your writings on the wall
For now I'm stuck with listening to the echoes of your heavenly voice
I keep seeing "I love you"
I keep hearing "I love you"
But here I am still standing on the other side of this glass wall
Still standing here all by myself
If only you'd knock this glass wall down and let me in
Until then here I stand, still so in love with you
Honesty is a CrimeHonesty is a crime.Honesty is a Crime1 year 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.
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.
1. StringsI found my heartstrings tangled in your curls one day.1. Strings3 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