What ever happened to Good Poetry?What ever happened to Good Poetry?3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
What ever happened to good poetry,
The kind that set the lovers free
And forced her to stay up all night,
Wondering when again he would write?
What became of the passion, the love, the pain
That caused the angels to sing our sweet refrains,
Painting the skies with the truth
Of the two, so in love, though still in youth?
What was the fate of these sweethearts from afar
Whose story is written in the stars
That have taught us through their love
What some words are truly made of?
These phrases may not look like a lot,
But their value cannot be taught
To those who refuse to read with their heart
And truly appreciate this form of art.
What ever happened to good poetry
And those few could truly see
The power of the written word?
That form of writing was what I prefer.
The StormThe Storm3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
A storm is brewing in my heart
And raging in my bones
All because I'm sitting here,
Knowing you won't pick up the phone.
The wind that blows tries to carry
All your memories away,
But I hold tight to what's left of them,
Begging you to stay.
The rain that masks my tears of pain
Also blurs what I see.
You see, these memories keep replaying in my mind,
Reminiscing of you and me.
The final crack of thunder,
The lightning that breaks the bow
Leaves me to only wonder
What I am to do now.
A storm is brewing in my heart
And raging in my bones
All because I'm sitting here
Without you, all alone.
Perfectly Imperfect YouYou're BEAUTIFULPerfectly Imperfect You3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
just the way you are.
Yes! Even without all the make-up.
Yes! Even without all the fancy hair dyes.
And yes! Even without all the odd habits you do just to fit in.
Trying to fit in just makes you stick out.
Yes. You may be clumsy.
Yes. You may not look like a model.
And yes. You may not be perfect.
But no one is. You're perfectly
Flaunt your flaws,
and be proud of yourself.
Because there's only one
Your SmileYou don't have to...Your Smile2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
And I won't force you to..
But I just like it..
...when you smile
I won't demand you to...
I won't slap it on you...
But when you do...
...my life is more worth living...
I will help you...
And try to...
...make you smile
I don't want you to feel what I feel
I don't want you to be sad one bit
No one should suffer the pain I'm suffering
Not even for a little bit..
...all you gotta do is smile...
When did we grow up?When did it stop being okay to watch cartoons?When did we grow up?5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
And to eat alphabet soup?
And tell your parents you love them?
When did boys stop having cooties?
And girl's become attractive?
And it be the norm to be dating?
When did crayons become *** ?
Balloons become condoms?
And toys a sexual term?
When did sandboxes become malls?
Play dates become regular dates?
And swearing become okay?
When did lies become part of life?
Grudges start to form?
And forgiveness disappear?
When did money become a necissity?
Pb&J stop being an option?
And fear become a weakness?
When did ignorance become so common?
Gossip become every second subject?
And sharing stop?
Where are the days where offering a cookie locked your best friend?
The days of hanging out with every one?
The days of thinking high school was about cliques and scary people?
Where are the days of being outside playing til it got dark?
Exploring the neighbourhood?
And walking every where?
When did sex happen?
When did drugs happen?
When did alcohol ha
Never perfectBecause you tore me down,Never perfect3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Reminded me my life never goes right.
I want to forget you...
All I want is to move on
Never did I believe that I would be stuck on you,
How could I be such a fool?
All you did was build me up,
Never did I think you would be my demise...
I just wanted to be with you,
Love for you was all I had,
Of course it all went wrong,
Very very wrong,
Everything went wrong in my life,
Until you came,
i thought life was going perfect
but life for me never is...
SlippingSlipping3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I'm going to try my best to keep from falling apart,
Because I know that if I do,
There will be no one to pick up the pieces of me
And glue them back together
So that they fit the way that they were before.
I'm going to try not to fall apart,
Because if I do,
Then you'll realize that even the thickest glass
You'll realize that I'm not half as happy
As you think that I am.
Though I wish that I could
Glue shut the cracks that have formed,
They're like the scars that line my mind:
Impossible to be rid of.
I am left with the remains of a mask
That barely covers up the things I want to hide.
I wish I could do this for you,
But if I do, that whole mask will shatter,
And I can't let that happen.
I'm trying my best to be strong,
But I can feel that façade slipping through my fingers,
Like how you're slipping away from me.
Poem To No OnePoem To No OnePoem To No One4 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
When failing to see clearly
My blinding light was what you were
Near or far away from me
Your loving heart was stained by her
Twisted motives borne of fright
You sought to change the worst in me
Yet in time you made it right
Accepting how I'm made to be
Conflicting souls, bound as one
Clandestine lovers at the start
But for now, and till it's done
You hold my ever-loving heart
DaleHear me read itDale2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
They will not silence the bells for you.
The roses will not halt their will to wilt
and lilies will disassemble under the earth.
They will not dust Frankincense over cities
and trees will not bow down in grief
willingly donating limbs to become tissues.
But throats will dry out mid-sentence and
black hankerchiefs will be dubbed into pockets.
There will be enough salt to melt the ice
embedded around the hearts of old enemies.
Old enemies will turn friend once more
and the church will be full, packed with love.
The world is unlikely to take a moment's prayer;
Earth spins too fast to pause for any of us.
But the meagre collection of people you touched
(meagréd only by the tear-ridden knowledge
that you would have touched many more in time)
Will ache tonight and whisper of your friendship.
You were and always will be; loved.
FriendFriend3 years ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
She walks by and I can't help but stare.
She smiles at me and it makes my heart flutter.
Her laugh is a beautiful sound to my ears.
When she's heartbroken, I want to heal her heart.
When she cries, I want to make her smile that beautiful smile of hers.
Even if I can't have her in the way I want,
I'll always be a friend she can depend on.
She wouldn't see me more than a friend anyways,
But I could live with that.
Oh, did I mention?
I'm also a girl.
Falling for YouFalling for You3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Do you know that one moment
That makes you realize that
He is just the one,
No matter what happens in your life,
Because he realizes when you're afraid,
So he calls your name
And pulls you out of the fearful loneliness,
Towards the warmth of his rambling.
He tells you things that he never utters to others,
And he makes you feel as if
When the you two are talking,
That you're the only ones in the world,
Because he has become the center of you world.
You give me this warm feeling that I can't place,
And I just want to do things
That I never dreamed were possible.
You make me feel like I could reach the stars in one bound,
As long as you are by my side
With your hand in mine.
I don't quite know how to describe this feeling,
Except for the word that keeps resonating in my head:
Could this be love?
Could this unexplainable feeling be as simple as that?
Could I have fallen for you
Between your cocky attitude and sweet smile?
I suppose that I have.
Wow, I never knew that falling could f
Can it be Worth it?Dare I?Can it be Worth it?3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Can it be worth it?
a moment of peace,
freedom, where I'm not chained
to the thoughts
and the rules
superior to my own.
Expression must find its way out,
out, into the world
for all to hear.
and to judge.
The thought of it scares,
scares more than its consequences.
What might appear?
What might be lost?
Can it be worth it?
From rain that makes meFrom rain that makes me5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The rain that makes me- fall
As I seep into the cracks-
When all is said and done
You can make believe what you want too
I cannot behold
A simple breath to praise a fictional God...
(From rain that makes me)
love is hurtingThe beautiful days we held so close, I once said to 'hello' to you.love is hurting3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Our meeting was brief, and simple.
Caring, and kind.
We left with helpless hearts.
Neither regretting, nor forgetting.
Our meeting place, once helped me smile.
Overcoming each day.
I still wish for the past,
with crying into my hands, at last.
Letting lose the tears,
I know I shouldn't fear.
You tell me "You'll move on".
But the glass still digs into my skin, and prickles each time I see you.
Wandering like I'm not here.
I touch my lips, and hope for yours to return.
The tears keep streaming, never forgetting.
The boy who swallowed a tempestShe once loved a boy who swallowed a tempest.The boy who swallowed a tempest3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Her fingertips couldn't quell the storm,
He thrashed, hurricanelike,
In their sea of sheets.
When the Sabbath came,
And he couldn't choke out three words,
She ran home to her mother,
In her big wooden house.
She cut off all her hair,
Still safe high in her tower.
Her prince loved a king,
She locked the door and ate the key.
He lay in bed alone,
Kings don't keep bed with stable-boys,
And for the first time,
He missed her, but not like that.
Opening a window,
He lit a match, and blew smoke,
And rose to her threshold,
She said nothing.
No sorries were said,
But that night, they slept soundly.
Spilling my SoulSpilling my Soul3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I know that I'll never be able
To tell you this to your face,
So I'm going to do
What I've always done
When speaking fails me;
I'm going to write about it.
Even though people won't say so.
Just the thought of you
Can make a smile form across my lips,
And when a smile crosses your lips,
My heart skips about four beats,
And my face turns beat red.
Though you probably don't notice,
Whenever you say my name,
I'm immediately attentive
And clinging to each of your words.
As pathetic as it sounds,
It's love, I swear,
Because I've never done this for anyone before,
And I don't think I'll ever do it again.
My heartYou say my heart is an organ.My heart4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Just something that pumps blood through my body, but this is where I disagree with you.
My heart is where my emotions are.
I'll admit it myself; I sometimes don't let my good emotions shine through.
I hide it away; afraid to be who I want to be.
But, if you get to know me well enough you will see that I'm much more then what anyone expected of me.
I'm not a moody person who is too sarcastic for friends.
I'm a person who loves nature and loves to do things with my friends.
I want to be someone big and adventurous and travel the world.
I want to meet the love of my life and stay with him forever.
I want to have children and have them grow up to be who they want to be.
My heart is where I store my emotions and where I put my wants and wishes.
My heart makes me who I am, and I am only myself.
Sasuke's name to himSasukeSasuke's name to him4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
The very name drives Naruto insane
The broken promises
And all the regrets
The name brings to Naruto memories
The fights and the picking
The smiles and the kissing
The name makes Naruto scream
In shame and madness
In false hope and gladness
The name Naruto will never forget
The name with all the labels attached.
OrientalismIn the day, yellow sandOrientalism4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
from the Taklamakan
coats the motorbikes
of your overlords
At night, this city's towers
gleam, a Chinatown of lights
(dragon gold, lantern red)
Here, you can eat
a Philadelphia roll
or a fortune cookie
on the side
Or you can dive
into a Pacific of
in wire cocoons
Don't get distracted
by the innumerable
neon kanji; trace
the tiny green
lights to the
at the end of
Please Tell MeWhy is it that you choose to stay so far away?Please Tell Me4 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
For your safety and happiness I continue to pray
You're the one who has so quickly become the centre of my life
I can safely say that I dream of a woman like you as my wife
I was heartbroken when you chose to walk in another direction
This is because never before have I felt such a connection
Though I was forced to accept that you didn't feel the same
If things were different, who knows what we would have became
But I know that I will miss you so much it'll take my breath away
I know it's going to be hard because only you get me through the day
Knowing that we will never meet again sets off so many internal alarms
So please tell me, just one more time, could I hold you in my arms
Ten Bell Chimes, Ten YearsPledging upmost allegianceTen Bell Chimes, Ten Years3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
To the United States of America
Is rarely considered easy.
Ten years of wallowing in
Deep suffering and despair.
Is there a point to all of this?
In the distance, resounding bell
Chimes is swept along with
The haunting grace of the wind.
Sombre heads bow in prayer,
Their tears falling freely as soon
As each ring brings meaning.
One – an unsuspecting nation.
Two – the attack is unleashed.
Three – ash pollutes the sky.
Four – people smashing to the ground.
Five – another loud crash heard.
Six – turmoil and panic erupting.
Seven – flames blazing wildly.
Eight – the collapse of both buildings.
Nine – suspicions about terrorism.
Ten – the globe paralysed in shock.
May brave and innocent souls find
Everlasting tranquillity in death,
Their memories continue to live on.
Let the grandeur of time, unchangeable
As it seems, never bear witness to
Another horror known to human history.
Plain and Simple"I've been racking my brain, and I just can't figure it out."Plain and Simple4 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
"Figure what out?"
"Why you love me."
I love you because it's as natural as breathing to me. The way you laugh, the way you smile... it's like my sunshine. Your voice, the way you hold my hand; it reminds me why I get out of bed every morning. All your insecurities and your doubts, they're nothing compared to what you can accomplish. You're everything perfect and unique. You're the most amazing person I know, simply...
"Because you're you."
Dear Michael...Hi, Michael. c:Dear Michael...3 years ago in Emotional More Like This
If you're reading this, then you clicked the link I gave you.
You're my best friend and you're the only person who knows all my secrets. I feel like I can tell you anything and you'll listen. Even when I criticize your stupid decisions, you still hear me out.
I remember the first time we actually talked. I had just dropped Sarah's algebra book on your toe and you were hopping around the hallway on one foot, trying not to cuss. I held in my laughter and apologized many times while you grabbed your foot, trying to assure me that it was fine.
I remember the first time I actually hung out with you. It was Margaret, Brittney, Jade, Kaylee, you, and me. I thought we were having the bake sale after school so I brought three two liter bottles of soda. We sat behind the school and drank all of it. Occasionally spraying each other or setting off soda bombs.
I remember when you, Brittney, Margaret, and I all went to the mall. You brought your disposable camera and took pictures of