Remember?Remember how you looked at the night sky when you were a child?Remember?3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Where does the awe and wonder go, is it yet in an old jacket pocket
in a box in your mother's attic?
How close to the earth we were, short-legged and unmarked by the worries of the world.
How easy to dream of bright tomorrows, when so many lay ahead.
Remember when you could see the face of the man in the moon?
I must find my body.I am content with the flowering expansion of my hips, and the upwards tip of my nose.I must find my body.3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
My faltering hopes for myself are not related to these things. They do not reside
in the mistakes that my skin holds, like my eyes that are too small, and my torso
that is too short. They are the shortness of breath when around you or the quaking
of my incoherent words that move nothing but dusty emotions.
They are the smallness I feel in the wake of the crashing tide of you.
The bleak nonsense I spew just to take an inch of your skin at a time.
I wake in the heat of you and find myself collected and folded just in
case I take up too much space. It is a problem to be so removed from yourself
that you are okay with cramping your body into the shape of convenience.
What does it take to let yourself flow into the bends that belong to you?
I am not asked to insult myself. I am not made to break and crumble. I have
been given keen lips that whisper real things. I have a structure that is
made to be bare an
Craving YouI woke up craving you this morning.Craving You2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Is that weird?
I rolled over and the light hit my face
and for a moment I wished it was your lips
soft, kissing my cheek instead of the sun.
I reached for a moment, for your hand,
to intertwine my fingers between yours
it seemed as though I'd be reaching forever.
I woke up longing for your touch,
for your hands, gentle,
tracing down my spine.
I imagined you stroking my hair,
leaning down to whisper "good morning beautiful"
and I swear I could feel your breath on my ear.
I moved my legs, searching for yours
so we could play footsies
underneath the sheets, our sheets.
I woke up craving you this morning.
What a lonely morning it turned out to be,
when I opened my eyes and you weren't next to me.
FateFate loves it when you tempt her,Fate3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
She's a fool for fools who tease her.
None alive will ever please her,
And none will ever tame her.
Fate alone has no master.
Each of us is a tin soldier
She breaks and burns on a fire
When she's bored and play time's over.
SacrificedYour cool breath overtook me,Sacrificed4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
evicting sun-warmed teeth
that once combed my skin.
I tried hiding--
from your angry howls,
from the chaos you stirred,
from the curl of your lip.
But you bit down hard,
your touches never gentle,
as you ripped your violence
across my plains,
You left me naked,
lost, spun around,
bruised and bleeding.
The dew of mourning's light
rests heavily within my dark eyes
as you move on, without regret,
to the next innocent soul,
leaving only destruction
in your path.
they will say
but I will say,
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All Rights Reserved
In a Moment...In a momentIn a Moment...2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
…of transparent stillness
the last of the night jewels, falls
a dust of stars forsakes the sky
and embraces the land
a cry is heard,
the sand is as time itself...
a wild diamond or just a crystal grain
…of intersection and greatness
the dawn descends
with her gown of bliss and fresh ornaments
flirting and greeting, the first radiant sunbeams
the river mists return slowly to the clouds
all things sway in the southeast breeze...
such perfect balance.
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A Special Kind of YouYou have a special kind of presenceA Special Kind of You4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Welcoming emerald leaves
All wrapped up in shimmering light
With dappled waters below
Singing tunes that vibrate off the mountains
And ring to the skies above
In areas of nothingness
Like all DreamersBeauty is a womanLike all Dreamers4 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
day dreaming of white sands
True to the dreamer
with her head in the clouds.
She dreams of what if,
Like all dreamers,
she is the most beautiful creature
Forgetting to ExhaleWhat a rushForgetting to Exhale4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
to feel the pull
of extreme physical attraction.
A random glance
into a crowd
reveals starring eyes.
What happens next
only takes an instant
as body chemistries collide,
forming a chain that links and binds.
It's almost too much to hide.
It's that flutter in your chest
just before your heart skips a beat;
the blood that flows
like a river
coursing through your veins;
forgetting to exhale
from a breath
you didn't mean to take;
when all you are,
is what it takes
to simply walk away.
atoneall the words i've writtenatone9 years ago in Open More Like This
somehow aren't as real as the space between the letters
the silence following each key
i must forgive myself
for bodily transgressions, tragic misadventures
climb fresh into the mountain
RaindanceRaindanceRaindance3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
A thousand tongues of rain
Are licking window panes
Impatiently, in haste
The core of love to taste
Torrents run down the street
It feels so very sweet
To find the storm pulsate
In arms those are my fate
In each drop ocean gleams
You're drowning in my streams
And me, while cries the night
I give in to your tide
lavenderThe lavender humslavender4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
of midnight's gaze
The truth, the friendship
see this ~
A love unimaginable
of a beautiful sage <3
The Demanding EtherI would ratherThe Demanding Ether4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
not come up for air
I don't want to die
it's just calmer down here
the demanding ether
I wish for a while
that the bath tiles
would absorb all this energy
at the quiet places
that are so hard to find
hidden deep within me
I'm sure they won't mind
their cool, white faces
seem to agree
But my lungs start to burn
I have to return
so I float to the surface
take in the air
I feel peaceful
A Guide on how to use HTML code on DeviantART.comIntroductionA Guide on how to use HTML code on DeviantART.com3 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
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SparkleYou sparkle;Sparkle4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
It's in those eyes so topaz blue
And that smile curved just so,
Cupping your carnelian cheeks.
The way you slant your cap
Towards the slope of your nose
and peer from beneath
With your gemstone gaze.
It's in the words you string like pearls
And bestow to me with easy grace
And in the mirth that rolls forth
And shines like diamonds
In the rain
DreamatoriumDrifting back, slipstream, sun-dappled waterDreamatorium3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Mossy trees, smooth sliding imagination
Peaceful Pagan soul riding the breeze
Birds chirping, distant laughter
So very long ago now
I used to believe in something, didn't
have to hold back my rage at the world
Used to believe that the sunlight was a
Gracious gift from benevolent gods
It was only a smokescreen
Bare feet dipping into the water, clean
Sparkling diamonds on tall grass early
In the morning when the world was born
Fresh as newly-baked bread every day
Before Kent State and Altamont
Head on the pillow, I try to regain
Some of the lost soft-focus world
How light and bright the colours were then
Before metal domed darkness and screams
In the dead of night
a place to standthere are shadowed whispers in lonely placesa place to stand4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
there are transparent echoes of lofty beams of hope
two things you need to move the world
1. a lever to move it with
2. a solid place to stand
so, check your ground
before you put weight on your lever
or you just might find yourself f l o a t i n g away
Morning ChantSlightly damp -Morning Chant4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Lust left me messy
The sounds above -
I stayed under..
because everything was mine.
Shannaand I won't stop till I get there.Shanna5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
but I'm climbing to the moon,
I'm a delicate little flower,
a season approachesAutumna season approaches5 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
Softly leaves fall
Silent on my heart
Wrapping me in gold.
RammsteinThe skies were grey and cloudy, filled with squawking birds of all manner. I opened the door to the refrigerator I was living in and climbed out to greet the evening. Lightning struck here and there, and the wind made noises like a soldier dying from a stomach wound. I searched for Honeypot among the junkyard debris, and finally found her lying covered by a large piece of tin roof.Rammstein3 years ago in Sketches More Like This
"How are you this lovely evening, my Pumpkin?" I asked.
"Peachy as a pickled pepper in a jar, my Bug-a-loo".
"Well, let us take advantage of this fine night and take out the old Rammstein and bounce around a bit."
And we did.
SkilletFatdrips from my fingertips and frizzles in the panSkillet4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Going to an alley soon to meet a man called Shady Dan
If my manic depression's in control I might dig a hole
In my backyard somewhere to bury freckles, warts and moles
Loose as a goose and ten feet tall the clouds float past my eyes
Shaken to my roots but I don't have the ducts to cry
I dropped them off in some old shop somewhere to be repaired
Now I can't find my way back even if I wanted to go there
Brimming with suspicion the fat neighbors glare in synch
The free-range monkeys pull and tug and bring me to the brink
Of having what I used to have but can't find anymore
Before I started yodeling and opened all those doors
The doors that open up to rooms with doors and then more doors
Until I'm tired from traveling nowhere and become more than bored
Even killer clowns in a drive-by spree can't wake me from my dream
And so I go to sleep in stasis and forget about every-anything
Feathers and Bird BonesI am a birdFeathers and Bird Bones4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I spy you glittering
D e l i c i o u s
I could dive down
and pluck you
from the blue
D a n g e r o u s
You are a river fish
Your mouth is wide
and might have rows
of angry sharp teeth
D e v i o u s
The hypnotizing shimmer
is your golden armor
and I am naught but
feathers and bird bones
D e l i r i o u s
I am a bird
(not of prey)
You let me believe
just long enough
to pull me under.