Slow Descent to Midnight
A slew of good intentions under a pile of broken dreams
The same anxieties return as my mind runs through different scenes
In each one I differ slightly, only on the outside do I vary
Each variation, its own nightmare, reveals fear I still carry
These fears are hard to face for they are lasting and abhorrent
The voice inside my head says they're nothing, but I'm forced to ignore it
I don't know if I'm the liar or if the liar is that voice
All I know is that when the bottles are refilled, I will not have a choice
InsomniaNow now, all of you. It’s late.Insomnia2 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
Mind, stop wandering all over creation. You can only juggle so many things at once.
Neck, stop whining. Sometimes, life puts us in uncomfortable positions, and you just have to accept that.
Nose, I’m worried about you. You’ve been stuffed up and shut off from everything all evening… in the morning, I want you to open up more.
On the other hand, you, heart, would do well to be quiet every once in a while, especially at this late hour. No one wants to hear about your newest anime crush at 1:00 am.
Extremities, calm yourselves. Stop all your nervous fidgeting; it’s very distrac
The StruggleIf I could paint a thousand picturesThe Struggle2 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Full of everything I see
I still wouldn't be able to capture
A single thread of green
I wouldn't do the waters justice
or give spring berries their hue
I could paint a thousand pictures
But could never capture you
I could pick a piece of cotton
and bury it in the sand
I would be a trombone player
But couldn't be in the band
I could sing the praises of warriors
Who'd never gotten their due
I could dance an Argentine tango
But could never compare to you
I could mix up an elixir
Guaranteed to fixer
But still it wouldn't be true
For the truth has eluded
Not only me,
But also eluded you
The Angiris Council, Order of Virtue.I dreamt of,The Angiris Council, Order of Virtue.2 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
sound and light,
a great symphony.
was in harmony,
with the light.
created a world,
so beautiful and magnificent.
Spires and high towers,
cathedrals and gardens,
truly a heaven among heavens.
There were beings here,
made of sound and light,
made of good virtues.
Some of these beings,
was alight greater,
and sounded unique.
Hope, a shining light,
in the darkest despair,
and soothing to the mind.
Fate, knowing the path,
to victory and peace,
that brings goodness.
Wisdom, knowing the course,
with clarity and brillance,
to assure victory and peace.
Justice, that set both,
order and law into pursuit
yesterday nighti woke and looked up,yesterday night3 months ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
and saw the night sky swallow
the moon with its clouds
and i closed
my eyes and dreamed of
Sailor scanty - day 3Hie ho, hie ho,Sailor scanty - day 33 months ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
O'er the waves we go.
Hie ho, hie ho,
Oh how the wind does blow.
Once upon a withering sea,
A voice did call to me
Lorelei, the river queen
Toward, my sails did lean.
Hie ho, hie ho,
O'er the waves we go
Hie ho, hie ho
How the wind does blow.
Beware her song my dithering lad
Like sirens does she sing
My warning you had better heed
Or on her rocks you’ll bleed.
Hie ho, hie ho
O'er the waves we go
Hie ho hie ho
Oh how the wind does blow.
NaPoWriMo #2 - I Speak in PoemsI speak in poems,NaPoWriMo #2 - I Speak in Poems3 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Rhythms for stage,
As those written on page.
I capture people,
With soliloquy divine,
Their souls become mine.
I inspire actions,
With dramatic prose,
Into Godless crows.
But these are lies,
My words are second rate,
Is all I manipulate.
Sorryby ZKBSorry3 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
I'm sorry I don't say what you want to hear
I'm sorry I don't know what you want to hear
I'm sorry I do everything wrong
I'm sorry I don't think the way you want me to
I'm sorry I don't tell you the truth
I'm sorry I'm never there for you
I'm sorry I always think of myself first
I'm sorry I think I'm different from everyone
I'm sorry for all the times I've made you cry
I'm sorry for all the times you've made me cry
I'm sorry for all the times I never tried
I'm sorry for all the times I asked why
I'm sorry I don't feel well
I'm sorry I don't smile much anymore
I'm sorry I never do anything right
I'm sorry I want to follow a different p
Upon My EndLet us not play pretend.Upon My End3 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Our own selfishness will
bring us upon the end.
This is the very reason you bend
and twist your mind for the thrill
Let us not play pretend.
All my loneliness I send
even then I wish to still
bring us upon the end.
Every night my voices begin
to draw me towards my window sill.
Let us not play pretend.
Every day I wish for a difference
to be made with every pill.
Bring us upon the end.
"All I needed was a friend,"
I whispered out in my chill.
Let us not play pretend,
bring me upon my end.
PaintI've been toldPaint3 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
I can paint beautiful pictures
Construct a glowing world
Full of colour and life
I need to tell the truth;
These pictures are not painted
But trickled from the core
Black ink dripping from my very soul
They seep colours never seen before
And words I'll never say
Yet though they leech my life away
I don't think I'll complain;
You see, they bleed a million galaxies
Upon a tear-soaked sheet...
Stay Inside Your Mind.Stay inside your mind,Stay Inside Your Mind.3 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
close the doors to your heart,
reinforce the walls of that broken soul.
They told you to,
kill those emotions,
and bury them deep within.
Now your dead,
living and breathing yes,
but emotionally dead.
It's a terrible thing,
to realize that nothing,
really matters anymore.
Just keep being alive,
but not living anymore;
that's worst than being dead I'd say!
But soon the THING happens,
people near you die,
and something ressurects.
Rising from the depths,
a fire inside you,
rekindled by death of a one you loved.
No doors will hold your heart,
your mind gone off,
that soul of yours are breaking down the walls.
A Case for Gay MarriageMost entertaining Divorce Court ever!A Case for Gay Marriage3 months ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Clipped He'd clipped her wings. Of all the horrible things the wolf could have done taking her newfound flight was the worst. The wolf had dragged her by her long blond locks into the woods with a few of his people watching or pretending not to notice. The wolf's new bride struggled to push her wings out and fly from him. But he was too strong for her. She had just recently started to fly and her wing strength was not enough to carry her back to her homeland.Clipped3 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
The wolf took a rusted pair of shears from his trousers and started to clip her wings. The brilliant blue feathers fell in shimmering piles to the forest floor as he hacked away at her only freedom. Her only way to escape back home to her beloved Prince. The wolf knew his bride was loyal to another, and was tearing the insolence out of her by cutting away her pride. He was not even sure if he still wanted the bird girl. Any child they had would be a half-blood mongrel, but his family needed her to kee
The Golden, the Silver, and the misunderstood.The Golden, the Silver, and the misunderstood.3 months ago in Settings More Like This
I placed one foot in front of the other. I made my way down the hall that tapered off into a balcony that leads me to an open stairway, golden and shiny in the torch light. One hand holding a handful of my dress, the other gracefully sliding along the banister as I stepped down. The clack of my heels where taught and sharp against the newly waxed stairs that led into the shiny ballroom that had a wide, ample dance floor where ladies and lads danced in carefully choreographed steps, turns, and jumps. The rhythmic tapping of the cymbals and the beating of the heavy hand woven drums made me want to join the groups of so many happy and beautifull
The Coffin SongI will sleep on a bed of stoneThe Coffin Song3 months ago in Visual & Found Poetry More Like This
Where the weeping willows lie
and I shall not ever give a care,
no matter how much time goes by.
I shall lie on that stone as long as I should
Till the dusk is dim and done
Till the wind has blown
The seasons changed
and the song of the dead unsung.
For I AmSticks and stones may break my bonesFor I Am3 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
Taunts aplenty come from your lips, hurt so much comes from your hands and feet as you attack me, insults never seem to stop coming from you. You try to bring me down, you try to crush my spirit.
You are succeeding, yet you are also failing. A part of me is still fighting against the misery you bring upon me.
But your words can only graze me
You call me a freak, an it, a thing. You demand me to be just like you because you are too close minded to understand that no one can be exactly like you, no one can be what you demand them to be.
You and your friends who follow you around, who don’t think
Starlight ShacklesStarlight ShacklesStarlight Shackles3 months ago in Emotional More Like This
Steering away from the monsters of the world, I run towards my home of constant heart breaks. No breaks for me today as my most loved are battling with the most hateful words. The shadows forcing me to listen to their laughs as I toil, trying to restart the light. My face is slammed downwards as I am put into the darkness without fail. As I look up I see the faces sneering at me as they push my heart deeper into the realms of hatred. I am haunted by the melancholy voice, “Is that really so?”
Turning away I know now that my power can’t possible rival ones who put me here. God has abandoned me at last. Bas
If I couldIf I could take back those nasty words, I would.If I could3 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
I'd take them away without a second thought.
If I could go back to childhood I would.
I could skip all day without a thought
If I could have taken your hand, I would've.
We'd have skipped around the playground together.
If I could've told you how I felt, I would've.
But I hid behind the illusion that kept me together.
If I could go back and stay away, I would.
I wouldn't be numbed for a broken heart.
If I could know what it's like to fell, I would.
But now I barely even have a beating heart.
If I could, I'd say I regret it all, I would.
Say I regret your touch, your voice, your love(?).
Nightbreaking night with the tremors of the pastNight3 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
nothing resides along these broken paths
where could this road possibly lead
when not a soul is found in it's sphere of reality
more often than naught, voices bleeding in the cold
scattered like thoughts in a drunken mind whisper
mist overtaking them as i walk onwards
the bridges of life left to burn in the darkness
only smoke and debri greet a face stained in tears
from yesterdays horrors and tomorrows fears
fire, the only color in this otherwise colorless world
licking at the base of the bridges that once connected us
time passed too slowly, too steadily
and all i want is to scream, let my voic
Regret I heard his pleading, anguished cries as the silver car took him away. My heart shattered into a million pieces that day. I remember the last word that little boy said iun front of me as if it had happened moments ago.Regret3 months ago in Emotional More Like This
The woman looked to the worried toddler and said, "We are taking you back to your daddy."
The child began to cry. He pointed to my father and yelled, "That's my daddy!!!" as the woman slammed the car door closed. My family wept as he was taken from us forever. That little boy we considered our own...
He came to live with us when he was but seven months old. His half-sister came with him; she was three. When I looked at th
The World is Like an OceanA light appeared on the rolling waves late in the night,The World is Like an Ocean3 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
The light grew till it blinded our eyes and made them water,
Marveled at this spectacle a voice broke through the waves,
It spoke like the winds off the ocean in a soft, crashing whisper,
"I know my physical form is gone, but I'm here in spirit,
Know that no matter what I remain in your memories with you,
In your heart I will live with you all."
The light vanished as quickly as it came with sudden darkness,
In awe we sat at the dark ocean's white wave peaks,
The light like life, there and gone within a flash,
But a voice that lingers in our memory and hearts forever,
Darkness with it'