Every single thingWatching him is beautiful
Is peaceful, yet powerful
He puts his all into the music
The true person, shows in the playing
No words, yet to me...
It says a thousand things
Just us and the guitars
The almost perfect expression
Of every single thing we have inside of us.
Dispersed IdentityNo one I knowDispersed Identity9 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Knows all of me.
Each person keeps a snippet.
Each treasures their cracked piece of pottery.
What would happen if they cooperated?
Surely it would make a perfect vase.
The thought of a solved puzzle
Drew these people together.
Out of concern for me, they said.
They made a diagram
And compared notes.
And then went in search
Of the piece that nobody had.
The piece I had.
So they find me
And show me a list.
They say: "Here's what we know"
Now give us the rest.
I am as stiff as my tongue.
So they raise their sharp tools
And start to dig, prying me open.
Ignoring my cries.
Each piece of me
They name and remove
And then set aside because
They plan to put me back together.
I am their friend, after all.
And as I lay stunned
They drum nearer
To the piece that I hold
In a white-knuckled grip.
My heart plans out my death
In a feverish cascade
And my brain
Has quit its job.
The rest of me rolls open like an orange.
I am completely
Stripped down to
Trust Me, You HAve ItYou may not see yourself as a beautyTrust Me, You HAve It9 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
But what you can’t see others can
You may not think you have it
But others know what is really there.
Her Daily MasqueradeToday her parents ask how her day has beenHer Daily Masquerade9 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
By now the answer has been well rehearsed
She insists to them that everything is fine
But the reality is the reverse
In fact she’s the antonym of the word ‘fine’
This is due to her creatively cursed mind
Steeped in a world of such simplicity
Yesterday friends asked how she has been coping
Waiting for their turn to talk, do they care?
They just see a happy, contented princess
Not a pensive, vacant, glazed over stare
In fact she’s the opposite of contented
Restless and at war with reality
Battling feelings of alienation
From unsupportive friends and family
Tomorrow strangers will ask her what is wrong
But in white lies she has become well versed
Knowing that the tar black pit of torrid truth
Will not dilute and only make things worse
She’s living the antonym of the word ‘truth’
But her lies are not designed to betray
Just to cover the cracks and to smother those
You And ILet’s look at you and IYou And I6 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
We were always friends
I never wanted to say goodbye
So my intentions I never did pretend
I wanted to be more
From the first day we met
You knew it was you I did adore
Letting you pass, that’d be something I’d regret
Our love is like the phoenix
The end was the beginning
It actually made me believe
It kept my world spinning
But I’ve come too far
To give out who I am
Or to lay my emotions bare
For you, or for them
We’re something more now
What is this I’m feeling?
I don’t quite know how…
I think it’s my heart you’re stealing
A Tale of Two Broken HeartsA Tale of Two Broken HeartsA Tale of Two Broken Hearts9 months ago in Scraps More Like This
Her heart was beaten black and blue
After all she had been through
His heart was ripped – torn in two
So his heart was broken too
One day these hearts they came to meet
And so the two hearts they did greet
One day he sent her a note he’d written
It told her that he was smitten
“Why would you want a heart like me?
I'm all broken, can’t you see?
I'm all battered and bruised
Because I'm always used”
“Of course I want a heart like you,
For I am a broken heart too,
I have been ripped and I've been torn,
And in places I am worn –
- I will take you as you are
Don’t be scared to show your scars”
So hand in hand they walked along
They showed everyone their love was strong
Together those two hearts did mend
And lived happily in the end
LoveSay you can stay with me tonight,Love6 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
And be with me until the end.
All I want is to be loved,
So wont you stay and hold me close.
Tell me that my waiting is done,
Because I found you, and you're the one.
promise that you'll stay forever,
Because I know I can't say bye.
Show me that you love me,
Scars and all.
Believe in me with all my faults,
And tell me that I'm perfect.
Love me so I'll finally be happy,
With you by my side.
Trust me when I say I'm fine,
And tell me no more cutting.
With that soft voice,
That let's me know I'm safe.
Kiss my scars,
And tell me I'm a beautiful piece of art.
Show me that love is true,
Because I don't want to die alone.
Not without you...
SnowFalling gently from the sky.Snow9 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Very pleasing to the eye.
Falling snow, white and pure.
To watch it fall there is no cure.
Landing gently on my face.
As gentle as soft silk lace.
You can't compete with beautiful snow.
Only those who have seen will know.
The sad truth is...Broken souls come from broken homesThe sad truth is...8 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Hold onHold on11 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Although you're miles away,
I plan to be with you someday.
The pain without you here,
has made it all so clear.
That you're the one for me,
I love you and all your beauty.
The distance surely makes me blue,
but I'd do anything to be with you.
Believe me I will try,
to help you when you cry.
Your love is all I need,
together we can succeed.
We will show the world and make them see,
what has become of you and me.
Yet, even when you want to hide,
you still want me by your side.
No one will ever understand why I love you,
But you have my heart this is true.
Touch the SkyThe beauty of a lonely treeTouch the Sky9 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Strikes a chord inside of me
I sit on a rock and ponder
If the solitude made it stronger
Did being all alone
Turn its will to stone
Make it desperately
Want to live to see another tree?
If these thoughts are correct
Perhaps I should go back a step
Find the same will inside
Refuse to give up or die
Someday I'll find my purpose
Stop feeling so worthless
I walk to the tall old tree
Holding an acorn close to me
I plant it in the earth nearby
Someday it will reach the sky
I try to reward my new friend
For the seed it planted within
DecisionsBring me gloryDecisions9 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Or bring me pain.
Light up the skies
Or douse me in rain.
Kindle my spirit
Or gnaw at my heart.
Adore me forever
Or tear me apart.
Cry on my shoulder
Or burn me with fire.
Show me the truth
Or call me a liar.
Look in the mirror
Or blame it on me.
Slice at your wrist
Or where no one can see.
Hold me responsible
Or agree with your mind.
Chase me for miles
Or stop being so blind.
Bleed dark rivers
Or cry oceans of blue.
Shall you ever do?
SanctuarySanctuary9 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
You hear a word
Write a story
Paint a picture
Dream a scene
Not your best
Maybe not even good
But after all
That is a part of who you are
It’s your little paradise
Your peaceful nirvana
The sanctuary of your own soul
An old kind of loveOne hundred years from nowAn old kind of love1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
The paint we picked out
Will be seven shades different,
Or old bricks made wise
By some graffiti prophet.
The note you hid in my mittens
All I dream about anymore
Is the ocean
(But mostly just you)
Will be drifting through dream-catchers and
Those sapling hopes with
Roots tangled like our fingers and
Branches trembling with the vastness of our memories
Will be driftwood adventures
Nodding off with the tides
But I know in this heart of mine
That the smooth-bark-rain-soaked Beech Tree
You planted for me (there's a swing on it now)
Will still be there
And it will remember what color that
Old paint we picked out
Used to be
It's that wonderful day.People are confessing, some already datingIt's that wonderful day.10 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Hearing so much “I love you”, it’s driving someone crazy
So let’s exchange hatred with love and just get along
And celebrate the day by listening to a corny song
Singles shouldn’t cry or start weeping inside
Just wait for the one, even if it takes a long time
Couples show your love, but explicitly has always been grime
Nimble kisses and a hug, anything else will be when you reside
Just remember to show care to the one who’s fair
It’s Valentine’s Day after all, and I’m sure you’re aware
That the “special someone” is waiting for you prepared
To go outside so this wonderful holiday can be shared
Sincerest HopeSincerest Hope9 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I'm not looking for sobs, I'm not looking for tears
I'm praying that you'd want to transform the rest of your years
That you'd make that decision that would deliver you from all of your fears
And that all the confusion in your mind would be finally cleared
It's been so long, but I'm still here
Praying and believing that you'll let God near
That one day I'd wake up to the sound of music in my ear
Hearing your voice worship, singing, how Jesus changed your life after so many years
I'd often ask my self Why is this so important?
Why not give up the hope and just ignore it?
Why feel discouraged when I hear you're still exploring?
Frustrated when I see your so close to exploding
I realized it's not because I'm still tied down to you
Not because I can't forget the time I spent with you
It's not because my heart still belongs to you
It's simply because I may have never found Him myself, if it weren't for you
You're beautiful, you're gorgeous, yes that's all true
But what does it matter, when
Yours, my loveYours, my love11 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
You are the light that still shines on me
FOr you I will pine eternally
YoU were the one who did set me free
YouR love will always my comfort be
RoseS smell sweetest, my fragrant plea
SouL unto soul and heart unto heart
FoOlish is one who would tear this apart
EVery love has hardhips right from the start
Eternity's for those who choose ne'er to part
On rainy days...I look out the window and see the liquid dropsOn rainy days...9 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
I hear the soothing sounds that calms my thoughts
It helps my feather heart to keep its strength
As long I keep my conscious clear my faith won’t go away
Because these are the days when I wonder the most
About my life choices and all I ever hope
The rain keeps my sanity from being overthrown
By anything troublesome and keep a peaceful tone
No one writes love letters anymoreLetters written with reckless abandonNo one writes love letters anymore1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
ink on paper with irrevocable passion
Words and scented paper
in an envelope, in your hands.
a special surprise, meant for your eyes
Stained with tears and so much want
Forever to be treasured and fade with age
Torn up in heated moments, clasped in desperate times
This is no more
What is this?
Love is a notification
A ringtone, something that needs usernames
a password, but not breathed secretly on lips.
Love is a status
on your wall
Will they ''like'' it
retweet, bbm, direct message
This intense romance
Nothing will stop this love
except perhaps a bad internet connection
Can be disconnected with a rooter
What is the emoticon for undying love?
Our love is in the recycling bin.
My Shining Knight's ReturnedI'm trying to becomeMy Shining Knight's Returned2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
A person I can call beautiful
I'm trying to keep
Ahold of my dreams
I'm trying to show
The world how I feel
I'm trying to make
You all understand
I don't know why
I hurt this way
I want to make this pain end
I don't know why
I cry at night
When no one's there to stop me
I almost lost
My grip on sanity
And that's the darkest road
I see that you
Want me better
And I promise, I do too
So I'm trying to live
Trying to breathe
Trying to love
And trying to learn
Just give me my space
But please don't leave
I tell you, I'm trying to return
My inner demons want to pull me down
But I've found my shining knight <3
I feel a little bit more light
With every new sunrise I watch
My scars are fading
And as my voice carries out
The songs I so love to sing
It doesn't crack with hidden emotion anymore
So I think I'm getting better
Feeling stronger everyday
Don't give up on me yet
I just may make it through this
How the World EndedLet me tell you the storyHow the World Ended10 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
of how the world ended.
Once upon a time
a man and woman
committed the crime
of being human.
Having many children
throughout the world
multiplied their sin
as love unfurled.
Let me tell you the story
of why the world ended.
Once upon a time
the whole world came
to commit the crime
of passing the blame.
Fingers pointing out
and never within
all because we doubt
our very own kin.
Let me tell you the story
of when the world ended.
Once upon a time
we were in a womb
long before the crime
of death took a tomb.
Unable to fight
against the horror
we birth into light
when none are poorer.
Let me tell you the story
of where the world ended.
Once upon a time
humans were so wrecked
to believe the crime
of being correct.
Land of ideals
warring to be best
where no one feels
we’ve failed the test.
I'm left with hope.I know it happened once, but it left me scarredI'm left with hope.6 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
I won't give up, but I'm still afraid
But I will be brave, I just hope it won't happen again
Because I'm not sure I'll be able to handle the pain
It feels like all I can do is hope, for the best days.
Rain Of ThunderRain Of Thunder9 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Rain Of Thunder
I took the gift of light for granted-
Assuming I would always see
But when my world darkened-
My fears took the best of me
And I would give anything
Just to see a spark or a glow
But my faith was also fading
Withering away like my hope
The only sight I had
Was beyond the walls in my mind
But they were just figments from the past
A false savior that I could only hide behind
The shadows were becoming my mask
It was shielding me from living my life
The skies rumbled ominously / Like cries echoing sorrowfully
I felt rain falling endlessly / Like infinite liquid apologies
Reality shed the blackness / The roars fiercely pierced
My eyes ignited the darkness / The heavens suddenly burst
What once was lost
Can also be found
For effects without a cause
Nothing would ever be returned
Our paths will cross
For destiny is bound
The lowest of the low-
I have seen
Through the darkest shadows-
The light intervenes
Revealing what I regretfully missed
A symphony of be