For our sake?Was it a dream I lived in when we were good?For our sake?2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Just a spin off from my fantasies?
While our paradigms escalate,
I've been struggling to breathe.
As I slip from my sanity,
It's too late to fix what we've done,
The sins, corruption, and downright manipulation,
My humanity was overrun.
But...You let me skin myself of my innocence,
You even handed me the blades!
I died again - as strong as I seemed,
Reminiscing hate while you gutted me.
This story we began, it once brimmed with such potential,
Now there is no reason to experience it together,
You have to realize why I'm leaving,
...For the sake of times we never had.
Chainedi see it in your eyes i see the fading of the lightChained2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
i see it in your stance i see you're giving up the fight
it's not the end so don't you dare consider giving in
keep your chin up let it show this time they will not win
they cannot keep you down can't see that you're too strong to bend
they say that you are breaking but i say that wounds will mend
love can heal a broken heart and faith can form a shield
against the sharp and cutting words of those who'd see you yield
for they are wrong and we are strong enough to find the light
don't fear the darkness closing in i'll see you through this night
don't be afraid to come to me if you need help to stand
proud and strong you'll prove them wrong i offer you my hand
i will be there for you always have been always will
though they may say that no one loves you i will stay with you until
the end of time please listen close you mean the world to me
i cannot stand to see you chained please let me set you free
11. MemoryYour favourite colour was yellow and you wore it all the time.11. Memory3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
You wore it more when things started to go wrong. Back when your outfits and headbands and nail polish were the only sunshine in the bitter winter.
Back when we would sit together in the kitchen at night, smoking cigarettes and writing down our worst fears on paper before burning them with our lighters.
It was the truth we were burning away. The only truth. But that was what we didn't understand.
What we didn't understand was that forgetting was the worst thing that could've happened to us.
BipolarYour gentle gaze like razor bladesBipolar2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Both cut me to the core
The shadows hide the lines you've crossed
Yet still I'm craving more
You're never who you seem to be
I don't know who you are
One moment you're the one I know
The next so very far
This dream in which we used to live
Uncertain now and bleak
Breathtaking as the cloudbreak is
Still havoc storms do wreak
My wild nightmare never ends
I cannot seem to wake
I'm desperate to find escape
Before I finally break
It's not you it's me I say
As hollow as it rings
No longer can I weather this
High time to test my wings
The words fall like an icy rain
Chilling, sharp, but true
Yet though I try to end it here
I'm still falling for you
You never know who you'll end up with...Another day in a toy storeYou never know who you'll end up with...2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Sitting stock-still in an aisle
And as the people walked right by
I sat nice and idle
But as the days passed on and on
I longed for something more
To leave the shelf and be brought home
Make farewells at the door
Along there came a person
Dark eyes scanning up the walls
"Oh pick me!" I thought with joy
As their gaze stopped at us dolls
Out there stretched a cold pale hand
As it grabbed my plastic face
"Huzzah!" I thought with utter glee
"I can finally leave this place!"
However nice the thought then was
Little did I expect
The blackness enveloping my head
And what was to then come next
I left the trunk with a loud slam
To see the black gloom of a house
And a well-timed crash of thunder
Made me feel as small as a mouse
The person left me in their room
My eyes wide in despair
To see a comerade across from me
With no head and no hair
"How could this be?!" I thought in fright
As I glanced fretfully all around
There were sharp knives upon the table
And headless do
94. Last HopeAll the riled-up teenagers and smug college students expecting94. Last Hope2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
shotguns, safehouses, survival instincts kicking in with adrenaline
rushes. The plague came and they thought they needed chainsaws, but
the dead never rose after succumbing to the illness.
Even doctor's wouldn't touch them. Science wouldn't go near their
pustules, the discoloured skin still damp from fever-sweat.
"You can't gun down a virus."
Instead of drinking by campfires, they had to drag bodies to the
pits and burn what was left of their friends. Instead of saviors
of the world they became nothing but starving vagrants, hiding
reality behind old, infected wine.
Peach, Plum, Pear.He was the kind of boy who could stand there with tears streamingPeach, Plum, Pear.2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
down his face and still say, with the fiercest voice in the world,
"I'm not crying."
The entirety of his body was marred with cuts and scars from his
own fingernails; the doctors called it long words but it didn't
change that he loved the pain. Not even his face could escape being
mutilated since he was born, a burgundy birthmark lurking over one
brown eye, but I didn't know anything else. The other children in
the playground always said, "It's ugly."
Best friends by genetics, I was the first thing he hit with his
thick, baby limbs. We grew up on cartoons and chocolate cereal,
played outside even in the chilly British winters. Teenage turb-
ulence crushed me hardest but he was always there, with two Asprin
and a fed-up, "You never could handle vodka."
We went from sharing playtime snacks to sharing beds and soon enough
he hated that I wouldn't hurt him. He was Hispanic and taught me snip-
pets of his second language; thr
No Happy Poems No Happy PoemsNo Happy Poems3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Where are they
The Cheerful Laughs