Closed EyesI see them all the time. They don't seem to fit in with the rest of the crowd. It's probably because they don't. There are different ones all the time everyday I go to work waiting in the subway station. They keep repeating "we mean you no harm"and "we just want a word with you" all the while asking questions but nobody listens. The people walk past them without noticing, despite this however, they walk away appearing satisfied.Closed Eyes4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
What their purpose is I do not know. All I know is that they wear strange clothes and use unusual devices. They also look just like us. They wear baseball caps or toques, sometimes dress shirts are worn, other times T-shirts, though they proclaim unknown logos, I don't know what to call it but it looks like a hooded robe without the bottom half which honestly frightens me a little, They wear anything from slacks to strangely textured blue pants and most of them wear what looks like sports footwear. I know nobody else who wea
Balance Out The StarsWhen you balance out the starsBalance Out The Stars3 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
No matter who you are
When everything fails you
And life doesn't get you very far
Just live with it
You'll ascend to the heavens
When you balance out the stars
And your life is full of scars
When nothing works out
It becomes extremely hard
Just live with it
You'll ascend to the heavens
To be a TreeWhat would you seeTo be a Tree3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
If you were a tree
5000 years old
And so much left untold
Stories of countless empires rising
Of the sound of the earth
Breathing and changing as
If it were a living organism
Of the difference between 4840 years
And the last one hundred sixty
And the evolution of the human race
As a whole
If you were to ask me what
I have seen in the last 5000 years
I would tell you this and more
If you were a tree
Would you give your
Answers in the breeze?
Or would you politely tell them
To fuck off?
the empty boxA box emptied of it's contentsthe empty box4 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
In a locked room
That I don't dare enter
For fear that I'll
Remember to fill it
Somewhere in the dark depths that is
Things I shouldn't know
Things I don't want to see
With that the door
Shall remain closed
Crimson TearsCrimson tears fall from my armsCrimson Tears3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
The beautiful rubies keep me from all other harms
Focus on the cool sharp knife as it cuts through fragile skin
Don't focus on the real pain, the one that's within
Instead feel the cold blade
And watch the crimson pathways it has made
Watch the blood flow watch it fall to the floor
Watch the red tendrils drip as I start to feel no more
My eyes start to shut keeping them open is becoming a chore
A thought passes before I do
Will this be the last time am I really through
But I awake sometime later full of regret
Reunited with the pain I wish I could forget
I clean my crimson stains their beauty gone
The coagulated bloods appeal withdrawn
I wipe the cool blood from flesh grown cold
I wipe down the glacial blade who so lovingly's blood would hold
I put it away knowing today will not be the last
Knowing full well that this will never come to pass
Knowing each day I shall bare another scar
Whose fragile flesh their puckered trails shall mar
underneathdrain the life from meunderneath4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
so it can't come to
haunt what will become
my true self
and tarnish what is
Just Another DayI would wake up in the morning, take a shower, have my breakfast, get dressed, and get ready for work. I would then drive to work, do whatever I needed to do, come back, watch some TV, do things around the house, get ready for bed, and go to sleep.Just Another Day4 years ago in Science Fiction More Like This
This was how my day was like. This was how every day was like. I thought this was how everybody lived. But apparently this was not the case. My name was Man and we were told not to change our routine for any reason. If we did, they said to us, then something quite unpleasant would happen.
The sun rarely came out but this was one of those times where there was neither clouds or smog and it was visible over the the wall. It made me slightly happier and I smiled as I drove into work. I drove the same route everyday passing buildings that looked oh so similar to each other. It put me into a trance and I'd arrive feeling
DREAM JOURNEYI dreamtDREAM JOURNEY3 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
a boat journey
with gloomy Charon!
to this hell's baron!
A cheap journey
what I need
I'll throw it
to the cup
like a discobolus!
To mollify Cerber
is best for scratching?!
to reach Elysium
I'll seduce them
in demonic groins
DisarrayDisarrayDisarray4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I wish I couldn't feel anymore.
Unbearable this pain is.
I wish to be cold,
A heart of stone.
Where no emotion can penetrate.
Unwanted; a lonely life.
To bare a state of abandonment.
This mortal coil is choking me.
Leaving me gasping for air.
Quiver unaided, I can't breathe.
A lonesome road.
Pitch black darkness.
Light nowhere to be found.
The odds pitted against me.
Those prying eyes are waiting; waiting,
For me to make a mistake.
For me to slip and fall.
Unscrupulous euphoria of my failure,
Fill their heart's unending sorrow.
And I, trying to stand up again,
Is broken by a thought; a longing.
Happiness eludes me.
My tears drench my face.
Empty and stripped of faith.
Hope seems to be a distant memory.
This vicious cycle of life
butterfliesi woke up yesterday,butterflies3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
and didn't cry.
i've forgotten why i used to,
why i should,
and i don't understand
when you look at me piercingly,
are you looking for my soul?
i think it blew away in the wind,
a butterfly with feathery wings
of shimmering lace,
Something's Wrong Up There"door opens"Something's Wrong Up There3 years ago in Comedy More Like This
Angel #1: Hey, come in here, look!
Angel #2: Wow! So this is the control room?
Angel #1: Looks like it! Hey I wonder what this does?
Angel #2: Well, let's see!
Angel #2: I wonder what this monitor does?
"screen follows a man who finds a $100 bill"
Angel #1: Good for him.
"angel #2 presses yet another button"
"screen appears to shake when both realize they just made an earthquake"
"they watch as part of a building falls"
Angel #1: Didja see that?!
Angel #2: Yeah! That guy just went splat!
"door suddenly crashes open"
God: What in the he- I mean what in heaven's name are you two doing?!
Both: Uh, nothing.
God: I just got a call from St Peter. Someone unexpectedly died just now, and then I come here and I see you two messing about in the control room. Think of what you just done. Not only have you saddened the lives of those close to him, but this is going to cause a psychological ripple that not even I can control. Tha
FearIt's a simple thingFear3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Something that builds up for years
It's a thing that keeps you on edge
It's all your fears
Some people hate spiders and bugs
And how they creep and crawl
From the small ones to the big ones
They watch you hiding on the wall
Many people are afraid of the dark
Because you never really know
All the things that darkness keeps secret
And all the things that don't show
Some people don't like big animals
From all the creatures from far and wide
Wolves, Tigers, Bears, Lions
All of them would hurt you till you died
Most people hate to think of blood
The thought and the sight makes skin crawl
It's not that it's dangerous
But it's disgusting all-in-all
Anything can scare a person
People have many fears
Things that can break you down
Into many shakes and tears
Death, love, poison, commitment
They are fears too
Anything from death
Too an "I love you"
Worms that crawl under your skin
Thoughts to make the blood run cold
Turn your skin pale
You are everything but feeling bold
WishWishing awayWish3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
A better day
Did I neglect
I never checked
my own respect.
Can you discern
I could not learn
from my upturn.
I feel behind
to pass this bind
that I designed.
Where is desire
when all is dire
yet happened prior?
I wish away
A day I pray
will not betray.