DreamGo to sleep now, close your eyes
And try on daring dreams for size
Test your wings now, have no fear
For all is well and I am here
Go to sleep now, close your eyes
And set your gaze on cloudless skies
Explore the world awaiting you
Summon ship, appoint your crew
Go to sleep now, close your eyes
And dream of truth without the lies
See all there is, learn all you can
Remember when your life began
Go to sleep now, close your eyes
Then wake to see the new sunrise
Rest assured in knowing true
That I'll never stop loving you
I WonderWill I ever tell you, I wonder,I Wonder3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
How you make me feel?
It's doubtful at best
For I don't even know
Who you are
I may have clues
But do I really want to know?
Yes, of course I do
Just the thought of you
Passing through my mind
Fills my heart with joy
I want to dance with you
Sing with you
Let you in my heart
And hope you want the same
But I'm not sure
If I have the courage
To tell you
Or even figure out who you are
Delayed RealityYour fantasy a realityDelayed Reality2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Is it anything like you dreamed?
Does my heart beat the same?
Or is it faster? Stronger?
Was it as peaceful as you thought?
Did you feel the warmth?
Are you comfortable being held?
Please do me this favor…
Look back…look back on that moment
When you were enveloped in fantasy
Could you feel it in your heart?
That feeling, deep down, that you knew
Knew it wasn't really fantasy
But reality that had yet to occur.
Because You Make Me HappyI write when I am happyBecause You Make Me Happy3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I write when I am sad
I write when I am angry
I write when I am glad
I write because I feel
And tonight I write for you
For you make me happier
Than any who have come before
SeraphYou say you hope for successSeraph3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I know you can achieve it
Use those beautiful wings
I know you have them
And fly towards victory
Don't worry about falling
For I am here for you Seraph
To lift you if you plummet
Have You Ever Felt This Way?Do you have any idea what it’s like?Have You Ever Felt This Way?2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
To live every day, not knowing what day it is,
Because you just don’t care?
Because you are numb, you feel nothing….
Depression is not what people are telling you…
It’s not just a sadness, it’s more a feeling of nothingness
You smile and laugh, you feign happiness
But in reality you feel nothing,
You just know that is what you are supposed to do
And the last thing you want, is someone asking about it
So you just keep being a fake, and you survive
You lose track of the days
Because time goes by so slow when you can’t feel a thing
You feel as if you shouldn’t even exist
You feel as though nobody notices you anyway
What’s the point to living when you aren’t really alive?
You keep asking that question
But you never have an answer
You never will have an answer
But you keep moving forward anyway
Till you reach the day where you’ve had enough
You stop listening to what everyone else has to
Your ChoiceYou carry with youYour Choice3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
An aura of beautiful serenity
Calming those around you
Stealing my thoughts
When you leave my presence
Although I have yet to see
I imagine that even in
A moment of faltering
You would be elegant
And if the day comes
That you stumble
I will be there for you
But do you know that?
Could you possibly know that?
For you know not who I am
But some day
I will reveal myself
And it will be up to you
To either accept me
Or cast me away for good
Like many before you
I'll Be HereIt only takes a thought of youI'll Be Here3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
To lift me up
When I have fallen
Even as I write, you are what I desire
I wish to look you in the eyes
To tell you once again
How much you mean to me
And now, more than ever
I just want to hold you
Tell you not to be discouraged
Everything will work out
Clay ladyShe was beautiful, kind and fairClay lady3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
With sparkling eyes and lustrous hair
Her smile was one that shone so bright
It called me as a beacon in the night
But when I touched her, she flaked away
When I touched her, she was made of clay
She moves so swiftly through the world
How should I have known her to not be a girl?
How could I have known she'd disappear,
Whenever someone should draw near?
But when I touched her, she flaked away
She crumbled up; she was made of clay
I remember her, to this day
The strange being made of clay
For what purpose was she made?
That dusty terracotta maid
When I touched her, she flaked away
Turning to dust, she was made of clay
VulnerableA once thought indestructible armorVulnerable3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Destroyed now, leaving me vulnerable
Vulnerable to an assault on my emotions
How did this happen?
A simple gesture, a smile
That's all it took
To bring me to my knees
To shatter my armor,
like a fragile piece of glass
I now must live every day
Risking my heart's extinction
Do They Even Know? (Beautiful World Part II)After years and yearsDo They Even Know? (Beautiful World Part II)3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Of sitting in sorrow,
Watching the Beautiful World
Outside my window,
Feeling pain of separation
The great divide between me and them
It felt as though my heart were made of wood
And termites were slowly eating away,
But they would never finish
There was always more to consume.
I just wanted to die,
To escape torment
But for some cruel reason,
I was never given that option.
Now I just lie on the floor
The carapace of a person
Existing, but not really alive
All days blur together
I'm not even sure, exactly
How long I've been here
Scrunched up in a ball
With all my hope lost.
I just feel nothing,
I've become anesthetized.
And now all I do is wonder,
Does the world outside,
Even know I am here?
PassageSilently, you enter my life with gracePassage2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Engraving your name gently
Right on the walls of my heart
And with ease you gained something special
Passage to all my thoughts, all my desires
Hopefully you will want to stay
ShadowsSlowly they creepShadows2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Housing me in darkness
Asphyxiating my heart
Drowning my soul
Oppressing my mind
With a life too somber
Come Back, Dear FriendYou’re falling away, slowlyCome Back, Dear Friend2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Won’t take my hand
You could just come back
You’d be welcomed
Dear friend, you are missed
Return to how we were
That’s all that’s wanted
Please, just let it happen
A recovery of what's been lost
In Silence I SufferIn the dark silence of night,In Silence I Suffer3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
by the soft glow of candlelight,
as my sorrow bursts at the seam,
I sit waiting for a fading dream.
One I know I will never see
become a true reality.
Blurry images of days gone by
wreak havoc as I give a sigh.
Some say we feel better after we cry,
but I've watched dreams die,
and I've been forced to say goodbye
without ever being told why.
Tears aren't enough anymore,
for a heart so weary and so sore.
I burst into a fit of rage,
these walls feel more like a cage.
I tear into my skin
as echoes whisper my chagrin.
"You're a failure, a freak!"
The voices seem to shriek.
"Your very nature is a sin!"
They almost seem to grin.
From shaking hands, the knife falls.
Time is short; the morning calls...
LuminousI’ve seen many wonderful things in my lifeLuminous2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The view on a clear night from my house
Light of a full moon shimmering on the surface of the water
The cathartic atmosphere of a forest
Lush, green trees stretching for miles in every direction
The sun setting over intricate skyline
Casting an orange glow across the sky
Of course I can’t forget watching the rain
And how magnificent the world looks in it
As the water falls from the sky to bring life to the earth
There are many things in this world
That reflect the meticulous effort put forth by God
But nothing more brilliant, nothing more glorious
Nothing more luminously beautiful
Than what I see when I look you in the eyes
You've Both FailedAs my parents,You've Both Failed3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
You've both failed.
For this reason,
You should be jailed.
Instead I'm the one that's in prison,
But that wasn't my decision,
And you left me heartbroken.
The police came,
But they couldn't take you away.
Justice isn't fair,
That's all I can say.
The law protects the sick and insane.
While the innocent suffer,
And live with the pain.
The police said that even a homeless man,
Had more dignity and hope,
Than you do.
And mom just told them that,
Everything was fine that she'd take care of you,
Her favourite line.
But they saw that you both were over the brink,
No matter what you say,
No matter what you think.
You both need help.
They asked you if your parents ever broke your heart.
You said no,
What a shocker.
Then they enlightened you,
That you broke my heart.
They told you both that you failed.
Failed as my parents.
Failed as my friends.
Failed as human beings.
I couldn't have said it better myself.
I saw the tears forming in your eyes.
But tears meant, and still mean not
Stranger in the MirrorFive months agoStranger in the Mirror3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I looked into a mirror
And didn't recognize
Who was looking back
The man I'm used to
Looks tired and hungry
Empty in the eyes
Like he's missing a soul
But this man was different
His eyes were bright
Face full of warmth and emotion
A purpose in life
Overflowing with love
"This is it, finally,
I've found myself"
Entertain the PainThere she isEntertain the Pain2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Poor lonely soul
Smiling around her “friends”
Though they know nothing
Of the pain she feels every day
The hope she once had is gone
Replaced by emptiness
All she is left to do
Is let loose her grief
In the form of a razor
She cries no tears
For the drops of blood
Are more than enough sorrow
She desperately wants to tell someone
Anyone who can truly listen
Listen without judging
Without trying to “help”
Just to hear her story
She has yet to meet someone
Who can do that for her
So instead she’ll sit there
Blade in hand
And entertain the pain
And while there are these things
That nobody knows about her
There is one thing she doesn’t know
She was born to resist
To bring joy to others
By finding joy in herself
For this lovely girl
Happiness is coming for her
While it may be in her blind spot
It is approaching fast
Beautiful MorningOh, what a beautiful nightBeautiful Morning2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Finally I know what it’s like
To lay down by your side
And hold you close to me
As we drift off into sleep
Staring in your eyes
Just one last time
Before nodding off
A truly amazing feeling
But what really made it
So very spectacular
Was when I woke up
And looked to the right
To joyfully see that you
The most beautiful woman
I have ever met
Were still there next to me
Arm around me
Pulling me in towards you
That moment in time
Far more perfect
Than ever imagined
A thousand dreams to be in your graceA thousand words I musteredA thousand dreams to be in your grace3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
each word for you, more eloquent then the last.
A thousand breaths I breathed
each breath carrying my aching life unto your mast.
A thousand whispers I spread
each whisper conveying my lovers delight.
Unto you, do I bequeath my lover’s delight.
A thousand gems I mined
each gem tumbled, compared to your elegance.
A thousand cloths I refined
each cloth aches for the fair maidens tread.
A thousand roses I pursued
each rose anxious to home in your locks.
Strained - anxious to home in your locks.
A thousand songs I crafted
each song to clothe you in fine praise.
A thousand tears departed
each tear in remembrance of your face.
A thousand prayers I prayed
just to witness the bliss of being in your grace.
What more can I ask than to be in your grace?
A thousand days I waited
each day brimming hope in a hopeless heart.
A thousand burdens I weighted
each burden failing in shredding my love apart.
A thousand miles I distanced
each mile devouring upon my weariness
The Felonious PoetThe poet locked in shackles of iron and stone,The Felonious Poet2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
imprisoned in gloomy dungeons, alone to atone
for crimes and felonies, oh so deceitful he is!
Yet the criminal in truth is the writing pad of his.
Sentenced by the law of all nations in concert,
such renowned reputation; oh would he wish to revert!
But alas no whim of his shall be entertained heretofore.
No child passing by shall smile at his name anymore.
What were the atrocities he was condemned with?
He was a con
for his writing was a devious art
he mentioned not what was
but what he meant to impart.
He was a traitor
for he was not true to his word.
He expressed in entirety once,
but the next time he differed.
He was a murderer
for he killed many a time in his songs
the savior to the maiden
who was meant to live long.
He was a thief
for his robbery was also well known.
He robbed the elfish king,
of his jewels and his throne.
He was a liar,
for he knew not what he had last said.
In one song he was alive
Another hot dayStirring from within, he felt the calloused arm sizzle further in the rays that crisped up the ground besides him. It was as if among the roars of the passing wind, and the distant, indistinguishable screeches and screams the ground too was blistering, was churning up and disintegrating, calling out for someone to shade it.Another hot day1 year ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
“Not today you don’t…” the man replied through gasping breaths, replying to the sand that shifted with the wind, letting fresher layers unearth. He chuckled at the irony and looked around for any sort of shade. The trench he was huddled in was of no use in the matter – or at least at that specific time. The sun was right on top, over head, setting its fiery gaze upon the scene. It was a witness to what was to happen and it was also a beacon to allow the events to occur.
However the man was in no mood to appreciate the sun’s intentions or even to judge them. If he were to judge them, he would deem the sun a cruel creation of God, b
How Can I Just Sit Here?How do I not hate her?How Can I Just Sit Here?10 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
She took from me that which I love most!
And for what reason?
I still don't know!
Now I can only watch
As she appears to be pulling the strings
Guiding the movements and actions of my queen
How can I let her do this,
These acts that verge
On psychological abuse?
Fabricating sides and forcing ultimatums
How can witness all of this,
and still manage to forgive her?
no one is ever going to want memaybe onceno one is ever going to want me2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
this would've been
but i'm crying &
my face is scrunched
like a red rag
in the sink
slumped beneath a leaky
my hands are shaking
maybe i could make
but what i have
you won't like
and do you want them too?
stealing & paying
pressing bottles and
pictures to my sternum
maybe it's the silence
the tumult of words down
the sink and
across the floor
the empty heads
i was pretty then
bird-legs and stilted poems
numbering stars and
crushing books between
but no not today
i'm a husk
waiting for everything
to destroy me
to prick a hole
start an earthquake