Love From the ShadowsI loved you from the ShadowsLove From the Shadows3 weeks ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
I loved you in the dark
I saw every mistake you made
You could do so much better
Let me be your reason,
your one and only
I watched you searching
I have always been here
Why have you never looked at me?
You party hard
Breaking hearts with a smile
Getting what you came for
but not what you need
There was a time I begged you
Accept my love
You used my feelings instead
Causing hope where there was none
Darkness swirls around you
leaving me confused and alone.
I reach out,
and stumble in the haze
Where are you?
What have you done to my heart?
I wanted so badly to be The One
I loved you from the Shadows
I loved you in the dark
In the haze of smoke and mirrors,
I realize I could do so much better
You don't realize how much I love you still
You'll never speak to me again
Some people are impossible to forget
I hope you find what You are looking for
We missed our chance
We have moved on
Now if only your memory would move out
HatredWhy can't I realize all this hatred for you is only torturing me?Hatred1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
I feel all better and relieved for a while when you leave me alone
But then you guilt trip me to weasel your way back into my life
Why do you always have to say your children need to have their grandfather in their life
No not when I can't forgive you for the things you have done to me as a child
No not when I can't trust you alone with them
No not when you just want to walk in and out of their lives
Why can't I realize all this hatred for you is only torturing me?
stay gold.nighttime is settled--stay gold.2 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
my guilt for you is starting
to eat me away.
If OnlyIf OnlyIf Only3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
There was a somewhere over the rainbow
Where me and my dog can go
Pain washed away by the rain , warmth and sunshine remains
A place where love and happiness flows
Tears and fears we'll never know
Flowers of joy always grow
What a dream it would be
Only if it were so ..
the rich manthe rich man drives a sports carthe rich man3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
he hides his money in a tax haven
he has a villa on the beach
he organizes events
or a bottle of alcohol
to the value our modest salary
the rich man is sad sometimes
too much money
or too drug
I do not know
the rich man displays her vanity
before our eyes
while we are trying to survive
and that the world is starving
Ruminations on a Sad ExpressionYou are so beautiful.Ruminations on a Sad Expression3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
But why so sad?
Are you weighed down
by your colorful past?
I see the effects,
and they break my heart
and I just wonder
if I can make a start
at repairing the damage
that came before me
or if my attempts
will make you abhor me.
I see those eyes,
Those beautiful eyes!
Reflecting the blue
of the wide open skies.
You are so beautiful,
so come here, take my hand,
and forget your past.
And remember this, child.
This too shall pass.
Angst / Anger: Untitled 22:Angst / Anger: Untitled 22:Angst / Anger: Untitled 22:3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Tears of blood
Twinkle from each corner,
They threaten to fall.
Has the whip stung enough?
Let’s embrace once more.
Hide and Seek.My life is a constant game of hide and seek.Hide and Seek.7 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
I hide from the world because I am afraid,
because I've been hurt so many times before.
Because I love to hide in the shadows,
where I am safe from sorrow and pain.
I hide from the world because no one notices,
when I'm gone, no one cares.
I hide from myself because I love what I've become,
but no one else does, no one cares.
I hide from the world because as I play,
no one else does, no one cares.
I play alone, in the shadows, waiting,
for someone to find me.
They have no desire to look...to seek,
they leave me wounded and hidden, alone.
When they decide to love me for what I am,
I believe they will come looking for me.
So I wait, hidden, for someone to find me,
someone to rescue me from my fate.
Someone to love me, and care for me,
someone who will never let me go,
someone who will never give up, and say
"come out, come out, where ever you are."
Because they will quit until they find me,
Until they love me, and care for me.
And ask me if I
Painted with StainsPainted with Stains3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
You are that butterfly
the pastel dye,
the painted wings
a puppeteer's tangled strings.
Memory of views from the sky
as hard as you try
to heavy to fly
But flight you will gain
for in the Red Rain
your beauty is shed,
wings flapping instead.
Scarred you'll remain
lost blood and new stain
forever with pain
but fluttr'ing again.
The Joy of CreationHe was just a stupid sixteen year-old working a summer job, no where near prepared for serial killer to be loose in his workplace after hours. It was all so dark, and Mike had only just got a knife from the kitchen.The Joy of Creation3 weeks ago in Horror More Like This
He could easily leave, but the one thing holding him back was his little half-brother, still running from the derranged killer and trying to find his big brother.
His sneakers barely made a sound on the floor, unlike his little brother's sobbing, which could be heard coming from the pitch black maintenece. He was the last one of four children, but Freddy and the gang were still there.
As Mike approached the maintenece room that housed all of the spare parts and suits, he could hear little Trevors sobbing.
"Trevor?" Mike called out.
"Whose there?" a young voice cried. Mike smiled a grin of relief knowing the chase was finally over.
"It's me..." Mike repllied in a calm voice. He would do anything to calm down his little brother.
"Mike?" the naive child asked.
Mike closed his
Circles and lightHere I lay, alone againCircles and light3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Make the waves flow in circles
And the light cease to enter
So that tonight, I lay with you
before breakfastas she whispersbefore breakfast3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
morning dew grows sweet
a sunrise strong as a heart
words that take me one by one
meant in definition
each a small faint voice
now able to drift away
like crunching boots on gravel
if a feather floats should i care?
i've called it forbidden,
and my feelings strangest find
Alone, But With You.I start to step away from where we once stood,Alone, But With You.1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Then I find it hard to walk away alone.
Everywhere I go
I see your beautiful face, smiling.
But then, just like you it disappears.
It gets harder,
As I walk through the graveyard,
I search for your gravestone.
Tears roll down my face.
I see you, crouched over your grave.
You seem to be questioning what happened.
I wish I step closer, whisper to you that I love you.
I wish that you could have been okay. I thought you were recovering.
When I walked into your hospital room, you were sleeping.
You had a white board with a teal marker sitting in your lap.
I shook your shoulder.
You opened your eyes and smiled at me.
We carried on a conversation for maybe 4 hours,
but it wasn't really talking both ways, you writing, me responding.
The last thing you said to me, well really wrote was "Baby Girl, I will always be with you, I wish I could have taken better care of myself, I wouldn't have to say goodbye so early in your life....
Dreams are what you make them.I lay in my bed. Hoping to have a dream. Something different, than what I've been seeing in my sleep. My sleep is not filled with any ideal dreams. Nor filled with any of my own terrors. Just...myself. No landscape. No ground. Not even a room. I just drift. Not in any certain direction. I just know I'm moving. But I ask myself. "Where?". As I feel myself drifting to and fro, in this void of a dream. I said, "Stop". And I did. But soon after that, I descended. But no ground to land on. Nothing at all.Dreams are what you make them.1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
I then wake and get ready for the day ahead. Throughout the day I wonder, what does this empty space in my sleep mean. I'm stuck in this conundrum throughout the day. As well as the night.
It went on like this for weeks.
Until one day things changed. I won't say what they were. But they were some major changes in my life.
The night things changed, my dream started out the same. The blank, white void.
I Try To Hide ITSo many things I try to hideI Try To Hide IT3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
But I just can't
I care about others
When others don't even care about their self
I try to hide it at times
But it's hard
It makes me sad to see them hurt
Even though they try to hide it and push me away
I am a friend that wants to be there
But you have to let me in
So I can help.
Shattered, by RegulusAll the lies and all the painShattered, by Regulus1 year ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
All pretenses fall away
Everything is broken
Life and hope and dreams are gone
Nothing left but carry on
Raw and bare and open
My façade is
I tried to hide the truth away
But truth always comes out someday
A lesson learned too late
I guess it’s time for a new start
Reset the board, now, bare my heart
Pick up the pieces of my fate
All the lies are
And now I reach
Out to the sky
And pray this chance
Won’t pass me by
Let this song convey to you
All the sorrow I’ve been through
I lost sight of what really matters
Turn out the lights and clear the set
As though no one has sung here yet
Lock the door and toss the key
Then step up on the stage
But this time, it won’t be my cage
I’m finally flying free
Don’t you see, the bars have
The bonds that held me
I’m finally flying free
A Sad FarewellShe gave me life to succeed without fear.A Sad Farewell3 weeks ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Even when I ran far away, she cried
So many tears - her heart filled with despair.
The demons had consumed me deep inside
And used insatiable addiction
To tempt my transgressions with tirelessly
Flaming force; I cracked from its attrition
Like the damaged cells of a vessel tree
That can no longer grow without water
To drink. My cups always contain cheap beers;
Before my eyes adjust, the dawn slaughters
Me once again. I have none to say, "Cheers!"
With, so I sit alone, pondering life,
The things I've missed, the goodbye I never
Said - Sadness because of that stupid strife.
Feigning facades is my fate forever.
Your PoemYou appeared in my lifeYour Poem3 weeks ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Suddenly I must say
At your very own guise
Always there to make my day.
You easily made me your friend,
You never had to lie or pretend,
My soul you managed to unbend,
You're the one I always wanted to defend.
With what you said and what you did
I don't know if you realised it
Me, like an open book you could read
Everything would make sense if I revised it.
I fell in love, like never before
Suddenly in my life I had lost control
Over our conversations I began to pore
Searching for a sign, looking for more.
I did stupid things I will always regret
I thought I would lose you
I really wish you'd forget.
Never, ever did I mean to abuse you.
Still, with me you were so kind
You stole my heart, I lost my mind
Looks like for each other we were designed
You, everything I ever wanted, all combined.
When I'm with you nothing matters
You slowly build up my self esteem,
You kill my inner monsters
And make it seem like a lovely dream.
I love you, don't you see?
Your words are
UselessYou are the salt of the earth.Useless3 weeks ago in Emotional More Like This
But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor?
It will be tossed out, for it is useless.
And she walked with a light.
The light burnt out, and before she knew it
She was stumbling in the dark,
For she could not see the path she was walking.
She, as the salt, has lost it's value.
She is worthless.
She will be tossed out.
Eternal DamnationEternal Damnation3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
On soft wings
Never to return
The darkness creeping
At the soul
Hope, no more
But a weak feeling
For the freedom
Never to be found
Never to be fully lived
For an eternity
In my mind
Never letting go
Of the pain
In my short existence
For hope and feelings
Never to be had
Never to be felt
Never to be lived
On soft wings of doom
Never to return
Spirits of the Ice ForestThen sun rises over a forest near the South Pole, lifting the vail of the months of darkness. Down below a snowy landscape is revealed. For the animals here, it is a life and death challenge. A small feathered ornithopod stands on the snowy field outside the forest, watching the sky, as the sun begins to set again. The start of spring begins an astonishing story of life, at the poles. The sun sets back down completely.Spirits of the Ice Forest3 weeks ago in Plot Outlines & Synopses More Like This
116,000,000 BCE, Antarctica
The sun fully up over the South Pole. It is still the early Cretaceous, and dinosaurs are found in every part of the globe, even here, at the poles. It is spring, and most of the snow has melted. Yet temperatures will remain low, averaging 5 to 10°. Lying ahead is months of light during the summer, and months of darkness in the winter. Dinosaurs have to adapt to this environment, and they have in the most extreme way. Feeding nearby is a clan of Leaellynasaura. These little dinosaurs are only 2 metres long, relatives of those that
Miss youMiss you1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
as a lamb to the slaughter,
a fish out of water,
facing this unwanted destiny,
though just wanting to die
and feel you eternally
next to me
A poem By Suzanne Karbach
Fraterchaos' Top Ten Reasons to Switch to LinuxFraterchaos' Top Ten Reasons to Switch to LinuxFraterchaos' Top Ten Reasons to Switch to Linux1 year ago in Editorial More Like This
10: Loads and loads of free, open source software.
To paraphrase a recent advertisement, "there's a free app for that!"
Just about anything you need, any type of software, you can find a completely
free version, in many cases, superior to what you have to pay for in
Windows. Libre Office is 100% MS-Office compatible, and free. Shotwell and
KDEnlive are video editors nearly as good as Adobe Premier, and far superior
to Windows Movie Maker, The GIMP is at least as good as Photoshop, and the list
goes on and on and on.
9: Never having to Defragment a Hard Drive again!
That's right, you do not have to defragment Linux native hard drives EVER!
8: Runs many Windows programs under WINE
Yes, you can run a fairly high number of Windows programs in Linux using the
WINE Compatibility Layer. There is even a website (WINEHQ) where you can
find loads of help getting your Win Apps to work! (and if all else fails,
you can inst