let your wildfire run freei. It's a warm kind of rain and a growling kind of thunder,
throaty and crackling booms,
I've dreamt of this place before,
there's this room made up of tall glass windows,
outside is a wrap around balcony made up of stone with high ledges,
small fir trees grow in between the crackled rock
and I'm breathing slow, soaking in the sky's sweat.
ii. Perspiring and porous clouds melt over this broken land
and I'm realizing this place lives only inside my soul when sleeping.
iii. It is a hazy painting running over the contours of my unconscious mind,
it is airbrushed afterthoughts swirling with watercolor wishes,
it is the place where my nightmares breed and my hopes climb trees,
it is the place where intuition ricochets off instinct,
it is the place that says burn the place down and let your wildfire run free.
ExistenceSweet embrace of the numbing flamesExistence2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Shadows licking the edges of my soul
Sheaths of ignorance hide my shames
Of child like innocence wickedly stole
Heart of glass shattered galore
Gathering army greets the Coming
Enemies unite at the sound of war
Reverberating melodies born of drumming
Long forgotten angers suddenly ignite
Death lurking at every door
Gaurdians of the world commence to fight
My life as I knew it exists no more
I gave you my heart...I gave you my heart...2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I gave you my love and you spit in my face.
I don't know why my love is so strong,
I don't know why I overlook all your flaws.
Why do you give me that look?
That look that gets me every time.
My heart is broken, shattered, ripped apart.
Yet when you walk through that door,
I fall apart.
I hate how you make me feel,
And I hate what you do.
But when you walk through that door,
I want to run to you....
Can You Accept Me?Can You Accept Me?:Can You Accept Me?2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I'll admit I've done my share of things
Of which I know I can never be proud
And I've tried my best to be a better man;
But I guess I can't right now
The mistakes I've made are pretty clear to me
It's not like I can just wipe a 'tat'
The symbols that go all around my body;
And the numbers on my back...
They're all reminders of who I used to be
What I used to do and how I used to live
But that man just isn't me anymore;
And I need a chance that only you can give
I guess what I really want to say is that:
I'm trying my hardest to change for better
And I need to know that you can forgive me
And so I'm sending you this letter
If it gets to you, then let me know
Reply to me and tell me clear
Can we still be a family?
Can I hope to have you near?
We've been through hell and I know I've done wrong
I never should have stayed just an angry kid
And now that we have one of our own;
I think I know that I need to quit
So please just give me a second chance
PeoplePay attention and listenPeople3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
To the people near you.
Because often, people
Leave subliminal clues.
Even if they never
Meant to tell anyone,
Their actions could
Show you things going on.
People aren't perfect,
And people have pain.
So, try to be sunshine,
And never the rain.
But..I love you.We live in hardshipBut..I love you.2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
We live in fear
And you're the one
That can never be here.
Through the hard times
And the sweet ones
You've never left me
And I love you tons.
You'll never see me
The way I see you
We'll never have that,
We both know it's true.
I've pushed you away
More times than one
And none of this
Seems to be any fun.
You deserve to hate me
I don't deserve to know you
I wish this was easier,
If only everyone knew too.
To The Gravethese's a treeTo The Grave2 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
under everything I love is buried
because someone didn't tell me
they'd take it all away
you take back
what you bring
unwrite every song you sing
unravel the words from the page
and take everything I love to the grave
it only takes a nightmare to wake up from a dream
a choice you can't decide so you scream
a hand in the dark to tear you apart
to stop you from cutting out your own heart
I never got the chance to thank you
say all the things I meant to
though I sound angry, I'm not
do I breathe or regect this air?
my lungs are empty,
it's the feeling of despair
because you take back
what you bring
unwrite every song you sing
unravel the words from the page
and take everything I love to the grave
Alone I BreakI need to wake upAlone I Break1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
I've been oblivious for too long
Just open my eyes
Though all along
I've known that I was wrong
I pushed everyone away
Wouldn't open up to anyone
I'm so broken up inside
I can't keep acting like I'm strong
When did I become addicted
To punishing myself
Purposely contracting sickness
So I can ruin my health
Then make myself believe
That its the fault of someone else
But I've known all along
I built this hell for myself
Is this what I want
To die all alone
Bathed in this darkness
Feeling cold to the bone
Its easy to picture my death
Maybe I've just always known
I'll die on my own
With my sins left unatoned
Losing HeavenWhat happened to the heaven in which I used to believeLosing Heaven3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
What happened to..that happiness...I prayed never to leave
It seem that since you stopped smiling my way..all I can ever perceive
Is grief....it deceives...And I just get no relief
And it feels like this happiness is going on a steady decline
Instead of heaven I'm going to hell...since you're no longer mine
And your smile that would shine...can no longer be my lifeline
Even if it's divine..and brings chills down my spine..
If it belongs to someone else..it wont make me feel fine
I lost my opportunity..now your smile belongs to someone else
And every time I see you with him I keep getting angry at myself
I destroyed my heaven...and I'm now stuck in one of hell's ..many cells
All because every time I tried to say I loved you...I always stumbled on the "L"s
Walking DiaryI have a little secret:Walking Diary3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
People tell me their own.
They often open to me,
If we're ever just alone.
They tell me darkest secrets
That wear upon their minds,
And I'm the first
That often hears of
Their most purely blissful times.
I rarely ask for the position
Of a walking diary,
But since when they talk, I listen,
The favorite candidate is me.
SufferingI'm the high school girl who sits alone at lunch.Suffering3 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
I'm the boy who's teased for not taking a punch.
I'm the nerd who's only friends are her books.
Because the words they say about her stick like hooks.
I'm the homeless old man who ignores the peoples glares.
I'm the little boy who cries because he thinks nobody cares.
I'm the freak who tries so hard to act like she can blend.
But she knows she'll never really be accepted in the end.
I'm the orphan boy who is left week after week.
I'm the girl who's so depressed that she chooses not to speak.
I'm the grad student who's life has been so rough.
Yet he's finding that still his earnings aren't enough.
I'm the girl who sobs in her closet every night.
I'm the girl who's too tired to put up a decent fight.
I'm the guy who thinks that he should end his life,
So his parents have a chance to get over all their strife.
I'm the mom who wonders if her kids are doing fine.
I'm the man who competes because his job is on the line.
I'm the thirteen year
A Poem, A Bracelet, and a StoneA Poem, A Bracelet, and a Stone2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
A Poem, A Bracelet & A Stone
Today, I found a small, worn box
Tucked into a forgotten corner.
The contents conjured a million images
Of the days when I was younger.
I stumbled upon a half-written poem
Clad with clumsy rhymes and ink smudges.
It spoke of the perils of unrequited love
For those friends and their various grudges.
A chunky girl with taped glasses
And unfallen tears in her eyes
Flashed across my memory
Along with her unspoken cries.
But as I shifted through the box,
A broken, faded bracelet almost fell out.
The coloured beads spelled my name
While whispering of hope throughout.
The spectacled, chubby girl
Flashed again, but smiling this time.
Her teeth are crooked, her lips are dry
But her smile is warm, aglow with a shine.
I also picked up a delicate, glistening stone,
A clever play on my crystalline name
From a small, hopeful, blushing boy.
I turned him down with a trace of shame.
An unfinished poem, a bracelet, and a stone.
Ordinary objects, dec
Dying LoveMy darkling darling,Dying Love3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
the sun is setting,
falling sylph-like on our love.
Once so daring,
now flicker fading,
is our will o' wisping love.
We have been straining
and have been failing
at rekindling our love.
They say that trying,
more than succeeding,
is everything in love.
No more midnight meetings,
or morning greetings,
all will be changing, love.
And in the gloaming,
we will be saying
farewell to this dying love.
it is hard to forgetsomehow i have just now rememberedit is hard to forget2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
that i have forgotten how to sing.
i hear distant whale song sometimes,
in my dreams, and wake with peripheral
melodies, soon to be fading memories.
i want to tell the tune that taunts
me like a horror movie ten o clock
every night: i don't need notes
to write a song.
my song is not born from flute fingers,
or guitar mouths, piano teeth
or belly drums, trombone limbs or
triangle eyes. no.
my song is the crater dimpled
meteor smile, the hot spot
sun blush. my song is the simple
silence of sitting on crescent moons
fishing for wishing stars because
i know birthday candles won't fix
my hemorrhaged throat.
the truth is my song is patched
and some pieces are gone.
my meter has forgotten its numbers
and my sharps have flattened points.
the truth is there are parts of
me that are falling off the scale.
i want to implore the moon, help me,
help me become full once again
because i've been blue
but never whole, never
since the aura
you are my careful ghosti. The air is thick and I'm drinking you in like sunlight through a silver straw,you are my careful ghost2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I'm feeling like my spine has come unzipped and my crayola red innards have become exposed to the cool air,
you're like the slivers in my fingers that I can't pull out,
maybe I should try scraping off layers of skin with tweezers,
goodbye dead cells, hello fresh meat,
damn, why are you so fresh as fuck.
ii. A whirlpool has developed beneath my chest so there goes my sense of sanity,
actually it's more like boiling water, bubbling, spewing out passed my eyes,
and all I've been asking for is for you to either take me or let me go,
let's be honest, I could try to say I am over this whole thing
but I'm not and I don't even want to be.
iii. So let's forget the world,
get lost in each others skin,
tracing ribs like jail bars,
running hands over heartbeats,
brushing lips with lonely aches.
One More DrinkAs I open the bottle, I always have hope,One More Drink2 years ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
That this one will cure me and allow me to cope,
With all of my demons and a past life of sin,
And banish the gut wrenching dread that's within.
The warmth of it hits me and nerves start to calm,
Rushing through veins it works like a charm,
The visions and voices diminish and leave,
With the courage to face life, I once again breathe.
I see things now clearly, it wasn't my doing,
A victim of others, they all caused my ruin,
The drink just helped me to cope with their ways,
The stench of their venom, filling my days.
Invincible now, devoid of all fear,
The world is so hazy, but my vision is clear,
I shall stand up and regain all that I lost,
Make up for transgressions, whatever the cost.
I shall promise them all, I'm now a changed man,
And repay those I wronged wherever I can,
And as for the people who caused me to fall,
I'll take pleasure in seeking vengeance on all.
But first I shall sleep now just for a while,
I feel strangely weary filled wi
The End of the WorldI'm tired of hearingThe End of the World2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
"Its not the end of the world"
That I need to cheer up
That "she's only a girl"
But these people don't know
That I've tried to move on
But these feelings won't go
I don't like faking a smile
With every "Hello"
But goodbyes are the worst
Every time I feel like I'm cursed
I know that I overreacted
When you said that I wasn't your first
But you lied
And that's when I realized
That what I thought was divine
For you was just another time
Inside It felt like I'd die
I was enraged and I cried
But now that I've lost you
I'd die to again say that you're mine
So please look at me now
Say that we'll make it somehow
That you'll love me with all
that your heart will allow
Please say you'll come back
That we'll get back on track
That you'll come to me
Before my heart completely turns black
Waking up to YouI woke up today..and I felt the warmth of your bodyWaking up to You3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
And the breathes you exhaled where all landing on me
And the weight of your body...as you laid on my chest
I've had good mornings....but I'll confess... today was the best
All night while we slept...I held you in my arms
I was telling myself..I was protecting you from everything that harms
But it was an excuse ...I just wanted you Near
While you slept ..whisper in your ear....that you're what my heart holds most dear
And its only been a few months...and I can't picture my life without you
In such a short time..we both grew so much because of all we've been through
You gave my life purpose...and soon became more important than water
This is just a poem to tell you that I love you...my beautiful daughter
The Way ThereYour love has ravished my heart,The Way There3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
taken me over.
It's leaving me defenseless and
completely protected. I'm raw,
and uncovered, in the midst of
heaven and Earth, with you.
Your love is so much sweeter than
anything I've tasted, overwhelming
me, filling me to the brim.
I'm overflowing with it.
So pull me a little closer, take me
a little deeper, learning of your
heart all the while.
Because, you can love me more in a
moment, than other lovers could in a
Soon it will be over, and I will have
succumbed entirely to the love you've
gifted me, joyfully returning the same
And we'll float freely inside, truly
accepted and away from judgement.
My eyes shut, and my back relaxes, smiling
all the way there.
Miserable At BestTake this heart away from meMiserable At Best9 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
I can't control it anymore
It has my emotions contradicting
Making every second like a war
I know whats right but I love the wrong
You'll always be the one that I adore
Even though my throat is sore
From all this screaming to the door
Asking for you to walk in
Pick these shattered pieces of me off the floor
Though I know you would only break me more
While you give me the impression that
You'd make me soar..I'd feel the hurt
And still ask for more
I think that I'm addicted
To every cut that you inflict on me
To these shackles that still bind me
But that I never dream of being set free
I want you back even if I understand
You're clearly the enemy
Still I'm here in my knees
As your memories run through me
Like a disease
I'm addicted to the alcohol
That I keep drinking in your name
I'm addicted to the burn
Warming my chest as it runs though my veins
But the liquor isn't working
I'm still feeling all the pain
Every shot I take's in vain
I still want it all ...be
The illusion of heavenThe illusion of heaven2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I lie still,
And just for a moment heaven reaches out to me.
Kissing my arms, holding my face,
Sending a gentle breeze washing over me like a soft embrace.
Finger tips down my side,
Brushing lightly over my skin,
As if I am glass about to cave in.
A million tiny snowflakes land around us,
Like frozen tears of joy.
Quiet songs in my ears.
Words to beautiful for me to comprehend,
The whispers of an angel,
Like sunshine in my ears.
But as quickly as heaven came, it went.
Taking with it the air in my lungs
And the beat of my heart,
Leaving me cold and detached,
Staring at the world but unable to get back.
It dances in the shadows,
It is in all the beautiful things I see,
But in the deepest of nights it comes back to me
And hits me like a tidal wave in my empty space.
It is the tears on my face,
It is this gaping hole no one can replace.
It haunts me from time to time,
Tugging at the corners of my mind,
Bringing the illusion of heaven back to me.
Can You Heal My HeartPlease don't leave me aloneCan You Heal My Heart2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
But don't stand by too close
I'm scared of the silence
I'm being haunted by ghosts
The past lives in my head
Displaying where my problems arose
Walking down the same road as my father
Is what I'm scared of the most
Never had someone to guide me
Someone who'd show me the path
The only lessons I've had
Showed me to be controlled by my wrath
Little by little
Its been eating at my heart
But who needs to feel
When I'm only embraced by the dark
I need to rub alcohol on all my wounds
So I'll press this bottle to my lips
Every shot is medication
That helps my thoughts become eclipsed
I'll use my pills
To turn my brain a dark abyss
Maybe all I need as medication
Is for Death to come and drop a kiss
Can you fight off these demons
Can you heal my heart
Prove my life is still worth living
Before I fall apart
I don't have much time
Please save me from the dark
To anyone who hears me
Please come and heal my Heart
I'm scared of this life
I'm scared of the pain