Fairy Ring!I found fairy ring todayFairy Ring!3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Eerie place for midnight play
Glow worms sit on magic leaves
Stage is set, time to believe.
Audience ready, moonless night
Creatures wait to see this sight
Wings flutter, sound like bees
Descend beneath guarding trees.
Into fairy ring they sweep
Beautiful dancing, soul could weep
Glow worms fall slowly to the ground
Dying light, made no sound.
Fairy music does not last long
Just like twilight come and gone
Look with care you might see
Fairies sparkling hilarity.
White Ballet ShoesEveryone watchWhite Ballet Shoes3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
She dances in the meadows
Sweet, white ballet shoes
Moonlit EnchantmentsFaeries alight upon the 'shroomsMoonlit Enchantments3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Gossamer wings glow under the moon
Delicate laughter tickles the ear
Creatures of magic start to draw near
Hush watch the fairytales of old come alive
Who on children's imaginations they've thrived
The moon is full they start to dance
Enchantments lull you into a trance
The sun gives the horizon a gentle kiss
As they disperse, you know you'll miss
The faeries alight upon the 'shrooms
With gossamer wings that glow under the moon
Mind VomitI pixelate IcarusMind Vomit7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
to forfeit my counterproductivity.
Who needs rose tinted glasses
when you have
glazed eyes enamelled sighs
and sugarcoated insomnia.
I long for movie tomorrows
instead of these
xylophonic beclazone dreams.
I want to saturate the grey matter
without a hint of remorse.
I want to play the undersleeper,
pinning back my eyelids with
the idiolect of those I'd like to know better.
Do you want to hear my mind vomit or should I
just turn the page and start again...?
Lonely CriesDon't look at meLonely Cries3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
When I fall apart
I don't want you
To hear my cries
I will always push away
The ones who say they care
It's just sorrow and shame
They care only about themselves
It's just their morality
That makes them pretend
They never look in my eyes
Too afraid of what they might see
Of the empty stare
That won't go away
Scared of the darkness
Of the soulless face
And the hint of a murder
That is always there
InceptionWhen I saw youInception2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I saw myself
Lonely eyes casting down
They showed me the beauty in the simplest of things
I remember the beat like a thousand kings
Who would teach me the song
Of a million birds
Who would leap through the trees
Looking for her
Nothing is kept secret
Through the walls eyes
You keep telling
Those awful lies
If I could only bring
You to your knees
So you could see
The inception in the prettiest of things
Caring and kindness
Go a long way
When you're singing the song
Taught by a thousand ways
Passed down throughout the time
Nothing is sacred
In these medieval rhymes
Now it is time, time again
Time to release
Time to end
The tears that have been keeping
A million years of peace
Crying won't save you
Everyone knows that
But if you start breathing
You might actually find
The truth in the floor
The love in my eyes
Telling you that it is finally time
To wake up.
My Eternal ShadowYours eyes follow meMy Eternal Shadow5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
you are there
within the dark places,
when I can't see you
I feel the beat of your heart
a stirring breath
but there is never
a moment alone.
You stand sentinel
like a statue by the grave
just beyond sight
just out of the light,
always the subtle
suggestion of your presence,
you will not let go
we are eternal bond.
Tides of Earth and SkyTides of Earth and Sky3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
And the ache of soul carried the torch of dreams into the sky
Upon scent of mortal thirst destiny whispered in myriad
rapture of folding tides..
Lo the mythic shore, where I — a phantasm of love bleeds
into the ether of velvet sky & ocean hymn...
Lost in the wine of omni-dreaming, for our passion tis but
the humble audience of eternity
In jeweled horizons the Goddess feasts; her gaze I cannot flee
I have crossed oceans of time & drank the song of worlds
My spirit forever slain in the beauty of her immortal sea
— Arthur Crow © 2012
A Siren's CallA Siren's Call3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Visions of madness shimmer in silvery skies
Horizons of passion drown in timeless beauty
There is a voice so pure that can melt a Sun,
a fragrance so luring that can reap mortal breath
Once thou hath gazed into the eyes of a Siren,
love befalls in a kiss, upon whispers of death
An endless ocean swirls, ethereal waves bewail
the sound of her cry haunts eons of dreams
In the deepest abyss, my soul shall forever sail
For a thousand years, I drifted in her song
lost in restless fever of wanton seas
Gently I reached towards her long silvery hair;
embroidered in tempest of Love's odyssey
Tears of sapphire jewel oceans deep ...
luminous thoughts seeking the nectar of bliss
Among flesh and shadows, I crave evermore
Lips unveiled, blackness approaches
my destiny entombed by the Siren's lore
When the world turns forever still,
only the sound of her fleeting whispers remain,
like echoes of rain, suspended over the sea
Arthur Crow © 2012
DistancingThere she is.Distancing4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Without living them.
by her thoughts.
What is past to her?
What is tomorrow?
Does she ever try to hold a 'today'?
With it she travels,
With every step taken in disbelief.
The delights and despairs,
the sorrows and joys dwell together
spring from the same fountain.
She drinks it again and again
drunk and wasted as the days goes by.
taking her next steps
with more confusedness,
and more bemusement.
That's the only thing
She ever had.
Those steps which had been erased,
And those which will be gone,
Are the witnesses
Of her existence.
No others ever exist.
They are nothing but
They come and go.
Just like the air
She breath in and out.
She is sure.
She was not
Secrets of the DjinnLo the winds howl "Never you roam the mist"Secrets of the Djinn3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Wander you far across lands, forest & desert sea
Or dream you deep in a cloudless sky ...
Yet a presence looms & beckons, spirits unseen
For they are the Djinn, silent and ever watching,
embalmed into seasons of mortal blood-flow
And beware, for I shalt not speak of this again,
lest darkness unto thy flesh they quest and sow
Eons adrift in smokeless fire did they slumber...
Befallen to Earth's domain, they undressed fate
The Djinn, ancient dwellers humans would fear
Betwixt worlds they linger, shimmering in fire
Thru parallel dimensions they reach, seducing
dreams and reality, life... You!
Peering eyes thru the veil of time and space;
shape shifters of any form, stalk and hunt
Thoughts & flesh canst not escape their magick
Besieged and shadowed, the human race
til they are sent back to whence they came
And death became a wanton treasure,
where Angels pillage & Demons lust in flame
"You should never have come human"
Beautiful ContradictionOne of my favorite places to beBeautiful Contradiction4 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Is also my worst fear
All the life I see
Is shadowed by the death here
The waves call me
Begging me forward
Into the sea
Only to drag me downward
What a beautiful contradiction
It's hard to tell the difference
Between death and life
Day and night
Sinking to the bottom
It was you, not them
Beauty turns to scars
Can't erase these marks
Save me from what I've done
Save me from the monster I've become
Swallowed by the ocean
I'm calm, I'm calm
My heart is broken
This is how I move on
It's better this way
I'm out of the picture
No longer causing you pain
Thinking of you now
A tear rises to the surface
Diamond in the RoughSubway doors admit all kindsDiamond in the Rough2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
of persons. I, only one in
the sea, the rolling masses.
The roar of the train drowns out
the people, the busy, impatient
people, with phones to their ears
and problems on their hands.
The rest sport smokes and bottles.
I don’t know a single face, no face
knows me. Too close for comfort but
no place else to go, the train
screeches to a stop and opens the
floodgates. Bumping, shoving,
cursing. Not that they’d care for
a stranger. An old woman with
a hunched back and nowhere
to sit doesn’t bother to ask.
She stands by me, clinging
with wrinkled hands to the
rail. One face looks up, one
with a mind to mind his elders.
He offers her his seat, and takes
her place by me. It seems
he is the odd one out
of this stained city. Not
the kind to be consumed
by conceit and
stress, but the kind to live
life for what it’s worth,
while minding the rest
of humanity. He turns
his brilliant smile and
sparkling eyes toward me.
Under gentle glance
Heal...theme 83Heal me from the scars of my lifeHeal...theme 834 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
never let me go and never say goodbye
instead heal me from the pain i am feeling
Heal me and tell me that it will be alright
dont yell or swear at me
instead hold onto me
and just heal me
Heal me from the past i can feel
help me learn to control myself
and heal me so i can have a bright future
instead of being depressed
Heal me instead of hurting me
Heal me and tell me it will be alright
never let go and never say goodbye
but instead heal me and hold on to me never letting me go
Starving [4.Dark.100T]There is nothing worseStarving [4.Dark.100T]2 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
Than a darkness you can't fight
Starving you of light
Nations of WarEveryday is a constant warNations of War2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
for this world so bound in tears.
Nothing but the thin, dying air
consumes our hearts for years.
Have we really come this far
in our fight to quarrel some more
or is there something deep inside
that we're still waiting for?
Our desires turn to dust
when we behold this land of hate.
Nations continue to lust
after thoughts that discriminate.
People of diverging cultures
slash at each others' throats,
diminishing all the beauty
that this earth could need the most.
Potential friendships are lost
to a cold burgundy sea.
Love is easily dismissed
due to selfish families.
Tradition is no longer honored
in the true and just manner.
Careless souls don't hesitate
to set fire to waving banners.
Surely o'er the glowing heavens
God weeps for our disarray,
as this heart-wrenching affliction
repeats itself day by day.
Until mankind stops bleeding
from the pain that we create,
our burdens will be proceeding
and our pride will seal our fate.
ReachI don't love youReach4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I don't even know your name but
if I could
I would braid my fingers into your wet hair
an affirmation with each strand,
kisses in curls.
Below the bridge
there are yellow weeds
illuminated against the midnight water like
The Druid WayIn deep woods,The Druid Way1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
The three gather,
Bowing their heads,
Speak “merry meet”.
Form a circle,
‘Round a fire,
As they chant.
Earth, Air, Water,
Fire and Spirit”.
The Goddess joins,
“Oh! Hecate, we thank’th thee!
Dance with us!
So mote it be!”
Drunk on song and ghost,
The spell is cast,
Thank the divine,
“Merry part, Blessed be”.
Chained in SilenceChained in SilenceChained in Silence3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I'm trapped in the dungeon of my mind.
Silent and chained where no one can find
the secrets of my long hidden pain.
Emotions bubble up inside my heart like champaign.
Wrists crossed, head hanging low in shame
knowing there is no one but me to blame.
I know there is no use screaming in the dark.
There is no light in the dark, not even a spark.
To the bestof my knowledge I'm all alone
in the dark that scares me to the bone.
In my head i silently beg somebody to help me.
Somebody to break the chains and set me free.
Mentally Mutual. But Not.I'm in love with your mind, and not your body.Mentally Mutual. But Not.5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I'm in love with your soul, and not your hair.
I'm in love with your ideals, and not your good looks.
I'm in love with your morals, and not what you wear.
I'm in love with your oddness, it really intriques me.
I'm in love with your speech, your words that entrance me.
I'm in love with your silence, the quiet surrounds me.
I'm in love with your thoughts, they simply amaze me.
There is no attraction of the normal kinds.
Physical or Sexual neither them be.
A mental attraction.
So let it be.