FriendFinally I can seeFriend3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Really see your heart
It is so big and beautiful
Even with all your defects
No one can replace you
Don't ever change
One Last GoodbyeWriting one last letter, saying one last good-bye,One Last Goodbye9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
My blood falling to the floor, as if coming from the sky.
"You told me that you love me, but we could never be,
I cannot live without you, so I'm doing this you see."
"If we cannot be together, then I don't want to live,
I've got nothing left at all, nothing left to give."
I close the envelope softly, seal it wish a kiss,
Turn to look the other way, and wait for my dismiss.
Instant RepairIt's amazing howInstant Repair1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
an open wound
can make you feel
so vulnerable -
as though every microbe
of the contaminated earth
could needle its way
through your torn tissue.
It's also inspiring.
For in what moment
can you observe
a more renewing
Skin cells live and die,
then stimulate again,
rebuilding new barriers -
for our bodies.
It's the miracle of mending -
the marvel of healing
that takes a fractured flesh,
and makes it whole again.
SeclusionSeclusionSeclusion1 year ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Sometimes you need seclusion to reclaim your mind.
Blacken your vision and close your eyes,
Plug your ears from the outside,
As you fall back, back inside of “I.”
And not “we,” “he,” “she,” but me.
Sometimes to find myself,
I must lose everyone else.
Ghosts on Magnetic Tape And you know that I love you,Ghosts on Magnetic Tape1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
here and now,
but never for forever;
The future is not, and it never will be.
What We Love
When I was born,
I opened my eyes.
I said, “I am value in a world of appreciation.”
Thine Sanctum, Darkness
There are two kinds of people in this world,
black and white,
Those terrified of darkness,
Who scurry to shoo it away with the sob of a lamp,
As unable to cross their boundaries as they are
Unable to see beyond them.
Dead While AliveDead while aliveDead While Alive1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Her wrinkles made of sorrow
She paints her days grey
So bleak with hopelessness
Dead while alive
Her glasses wait for new light
Her clothes crave for a touch
Of a loving hand
Dead while alive
Her smile but a reflection
Of what could have been
In life of another
Her hair is getting older
Tears have been depleted
Every passing moment
Is a romance with emptiness
Dead while alive
Her heart still young but tired
Nobody can save her
She can't save herself
balloons and fairy wingsI wish emotionsballoons and fairy wings2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
could be tied to words
the way they're tied
like the way strings
are tied to balloons
or the way wings
are tied to fairies’ backs –
with a bow and a knot
so the words
are never forgotten
and the emotions
that swayed the heart
and captured the soul
at the time of their birth
are never lost to the snatching,
jealous fist of time
you see, it’s quite a journey
being born as a writer’s words:
you open your eyes
to a world of vivid color
feeling the sharpness of reality
hearing the noise
of a deaf world weeping
tasting the tang
of a new infant breathing old air
and noticing the scent
of a cruel, unsympathetic universe
an infant word
is like an infant star:
when you grow
(and become loved
by your Creator)
you mature to shine
with your own beauty –
to which very few things
can ever compare
yet you are distant
and your light so very cold…
but I love you
(and the stars)
MasqueradeMasksMasquerade2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I wear so many they're all so heavy
They hurt my back and strain my neck
But matters not any pain I feel
Layer them on, more masks to wear
I don't care
I dance through the grey ballroom
Across this ugly stage of living and life
I look so beautiful to all my onlookers
My masks are all they see tonight
But that's alright
For one I met, I tried to show, one dancer I felt was equal to me
Together we danced the salsa and a brief tango
And in some moment of passion, I lost my mind
I started shedding masks along the floor
Like a fool
This masquerade has gone on too long
Eighteen years of dancing to boring songs
I can see through all their masks, as I swayed on by
But just this once, I wanted to show what I held inside
Tears I cried
Off came my mask of steel that everyone saw
I showed her that I wasn't impervious to pain
I wanted to be human, but it hurt to be such
So I became this ugly Golem that no one could harm
I left it behind
Next were the scarves I wore to lure others in
broken bonesI want to write rough and raw and unbearablebroken bones2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
the way cigarettes taste at midnight
to a tired atheist knocking on a locked church door
wondering whether to pray or scream
I want to write cold and brutal and honest
like fog-choked dawns on unfamiliar city streets
when the silence presses behind your eyelids
and breathing feels like blasphemy
I want to write like the midnight air that burns the back of your throat
like cold fury and boiling hatred
like the panic that eats into bone marrow
the fear that runs prickling fingers down twisted spines
I want to write of you and me and everything
pin the stars behind my eyelids into letters to no one
I want to scar you with unspun metaphor
To write until my hands shake
until I break myself with honesty
until I empty myself or
until my wrist
a constellation of dimension (haikuwrimo).xxi.a constellation of dimension (haikuwrimo).1 year ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
grieving skies release anguish
to make men whole.
the atoms collide,
stardust renews itself
light years away.
you linger amongst the stars --
space surrounds you.
a perfect body:
the natural satellite
with craters on skin.
a lone star wishes
upon a dying human --
the beauty of death.
thundering when touched --
the art of war.
like a fallen star,
you are devoured in the night --
heaven or black hole?
flowers bloom in my heart.
four billion years
of atoms treaded --
you shine brightly like
you are amongst the heavens --
thank my lucky stars.
curtains draw back &
dreams in colour are revealed --
act one: the rainbow.
heaven weeps --
mortals reach to touch
string of pearls:
sewing orion's belt.
wolves sink teeth --
fabric of society drips
red riding hood's blood.
in the dead of night,
the kill of life's left behind --
a light year
Endorsed By The Surgeon General.She was like cigarettes.Endorsed By The Surgeon General.1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
She took his breath
and filled his lungs with promises
that evaporated like
AsthmaHis apartment is an aquariumAsthma1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
but he needs a birdcage;
his lungs are shivering,
breath stuck like cold molasses
in his lungs. Sheets ragged as his
breathing tangle around the bed,
white waves surging, cresting,
His inhaler is in a shoebox
with the other mementos of 1976;
a bicentennial quarter, a flatcap
from his paperboy days, and a letter
from Sally Keepers, whose kiss
left him so breathless
he mistook it for an attack.
He’s in that Chevrolet
again, knees knocking the backseat,
fighting to breathe, inhaler lost
somewhere on the floorboard
and she’s kissing him, drowning
him, and he can’t get enough air
but he can’t get enough of her either,
blonde locks lashing with electric
current like a defibrillator
trying to get his heartbeat back to normal.
He rummages around the shoebox
until he finds the inhaler
and presses the trigger,
sighing to himself. It never
could have worked; she tasted like
these patched lungs want release.you've been smoking likethese patched lungs want release.1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
the world was gonna end --
(and maybe, it already has.
we could've plunged to hell
and wouldn't have noticed.)
but now, your lungs ignite
instead of the cigarette.
Promises.Make me a promise,Promises.1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
And swear you’ll never break it.
Take an oath tonight,
And honor it forever.
I’ll die for you,
If you’ll live for me.
Insomnia.I’d stay awakeInsomnia.1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
If it meant you’d still be breathing
In the morning.
Yesteryears.Twist my hand, It is the handle to the door of yesteryears––Yesteryears.2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
We can sit by the fire, meditate truth in the flame; for entertainment.
We can walk together, down a long dirt road, to the nearest waterhole.
Close your eyes, lets regress back to a simpler time--
Lets forget TV's, PC's, IP's, SMS's and acronyms for vain diversion.
Lets embrace our vitality, and stray barefoot across the earth in search of knowledge.
Cup my face in your hands, it is the epitome of bygone--
We can awaken to fresh virgin air, every morning, without a sound to trigger our consciousness.
We can read the stars and give each of them a letter, so they recite bedtime stories to the wind.
We can freely be ourselves, only knowing our own reflection, from each others eyes.
We can hear the silence of the universe loud and clear, and volunteer our calm--
to the peace of our people.
© Rocio Belinda Mendez
Tears Of An Angel ~ SerodousTears Of An Angel ~ Serodous1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Your wings cradle around my aching ribs
I've been breathing so hard, it is cracking around my lungs
These tears burn my skin from the eyes they were born
But your hand is on my back tonight, sitting beside me as the sun dies
We've watched the world fall and the stars burn in our eyes
We've seen the reflections of oceans, and the clouds as they cried
My angel, guide my crumbling dreams tonight
I know you're listening to my falling apart
Deep inside your stone cold heart
It echo's in the abyss of the drawn-out corridors
Angel you'll cry for me tonight
I felt the world spin beyond these thousand lies
My heads underwater, but I'm only choking inside
Give me the strength to keep myself alive
Even when we fall apart your eyes sparkle till we die
I've been listening to the whispers of the wind
And as I lay in this cold bed, your wings cover and hide my wounds
Tears of an angel still scar my mind.
Alone together till the end of time
Lost in the sunset, and the sunrise
Tears of an angel, tonigh
only fools fall in loveif i plucked the moon from the studdedonly fools fall in love1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
wallpaper that is the sky, would you
still be able to find me in the stars?
no. but i still search for you in the tangled
spiderwebs that connect the walls to
the horizon's edges and the smeared
whispers leeching under the doorstep.
if only fools fall in love, then they'd
say we're the greatest mishap since
Shakespeare. but i'm fine with that
can't help falling in love with you.
Three Octaves High Were the CrescendoesIThree Octaves High Were the Crescendoes1 year ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
There did you wait, my love; abiding, for
the morning light to fall sway, thus ending
the dreams that you want to forget, implor'd
to the Almighty, forsworn in asking
"God, where are the beings, told in Lore
Of whom e'en the tears of angels falling..."
Soon I was quiet; I saw you, my love
becalmed, for you are a gift from above
Thus, while the whispers spreading themselves, nigh',
the fair has started, as I wait for you
she will be there. She who I loved, denied
by Fate - damning - which always will come true
She played with glee; "such fair games" thought I
but I waited, till at last, hopes renewed
I approached, and spoke, the soul igniting
"I love you"; she smiled, and left me clinging
Tell her to wait under the willow tree
With no regrets of times spent together;
Forgive and forget, my love, what won't be.
They're meant to end, like autumn leaves - withered;
is naught which can be done by you and me.
Go now, for life will
Fallen.I wonder how many tearsFallen.1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Lucifer has shed,
when he sees the scars on his back
and remembers he once possessed wings.
Probably still less than me
when I look at your memories
and see the hollow space
from where you cut me out.
like catching supernovas in a plastic cupdelirium boy, you'relike catching supernovas in a plastic cup1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
no cavalry drum-beat
heart; disjointed, but
no lady lazarus,
no gold tongue &
you've never been
First LoveI don't know.First Love2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I don't understand.
I don't know if I want to.
I saw you today,
but you weren't really there.
I heard you today,
but I know you were far away.
I almost touched you,
but I realized the hand I grabbed for was not yours.
It's been so long since I saw you.
It's been so long since we spoke.
It's been so long since I felt your presence.
First Love, where have you gone?
First Love, why did you go?
First Love, I don't know.
I don't know if I want to know.
I don't know if I want to understand.
I don't know if you can hear me,
But I know it wouldn't matter if you could.
if you lose yourself, i will find you in the skyi want to make the best of what's left tonight:if you lose yourself, i will find you in the sky1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
our wanton hearts buried in the blue,
and losing a ferris wheel into the dusk.
maybe i'm just unused to empty, colliding shells
where pulses used to lie (so close to me).
sometimes i think stars are just suicidal lanterns
leaping from heaven because you might be
up there too.
if you ever relinquish yourself to your dreams,
if you ever build a skyscraper from a streamline bridge,
if i ever swim through the jellyfish constellations,
i will find an angel engaged to the dawn.
besottedI cannot voice your namebesotted1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
even though its letters pace
back and forth in my tired brain
when the constellations of freckles
balanced uncertainly on my shoulders
crestfall onto my worn mattress.
It’s for the trepidation
that you will see the way
the corners of my mouth
slowly tuck themselves in,
like strawberries into crepes,
whenever I stretch your syllables
like the sleeves of my sweater.
You cannot know how much
I am besotted with you,
no, not yet,