shadow of a mani fell in love,shadow of a man5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
it didn't work out as planned and -
for day after day,
week after week,
month after month,
i kissed him goodbye and
as best i could.
i am.Female.i am.5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
A junior in high school.
Seventeen years of age, but feel older.
Wondering if maybe becoming a lesbian,
would be better...for guys can be a pain.
but a fighter when needed.
but also a heartbroken gal.
I am fragile,
but stronger than I use to be.
I am a strong person,
but am not afraid to be weak.
a good friend,
a best friend,
someone's worst arch enemy.
full of flaws,
but real instead of fake.
not a soup can,
but whatever I label MYSELF.
I am ugly,
and my personality is what counts.
In love with love,
but also not in love with love,
a firm believer in soulmates,
but just not for me.
A brown-eyed girl,
a shy, and reserved person,
someone who can easily loosen up.
Crazy and responsible,
Lego and RainbowsIt used to be simpler.Lego and Rainbows6 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Workloads were lego
and gameboys were bigger.
The world was greater
when rainbows were an end
to be followed, by the intrepid
and yelling storm-chaser.
How to spend my gains,
when youth drifts further
and further away?
On more lego? The toyseller
would laugh and say
I was mad. So I shall show
to the world that I am old-
Swear on my quietly thinning soul,
at rainbow's end I found no gold.
ShatterIt's like I don't know youShatter3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
After everything we've done
I love you
With all my heart
And as much as I try
I know I'll never stop
With one kiss
You shattered my world
But those lips
Weren't even mine.
your boy-FriendHis name is Mr. Perfect,your boy-Friend3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
And a flawless match for you.
You told me that you love him,
And I am told he loves you too.
But I hear that he is moving,
That there's another girl.
I hear he thinks your cheating.
And wonders where you got the pearls.
I hear he stayed out late last night,
Just right after you had a fight,
And made a big mistake.
I guess he wasn't flawless after all,
Mr. perfects just a fake.
So put on the pearls I bought.
For the birthday he forgot.
It's too bad he couldn't come today,
He must be TIED up or far away.
I'll light the candles so make a wish
Isn't it amazing
The smallest ripples can scare the fish?
Parentheses All Clicking Shuti.Parentheses All Clicking Shut5 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Let's say you have a story. Let's say you have a page where there should be a story, but the paper is empty and the inkstains are fresh on your tongue and the words keep diving back into your throat every time you try to speak or write. Remember, darling, when you told me that a bare book is like the faces of newly-made angels? You used to have something for this: a shallow well inside your chest where you could put the thoughts and the silence and the prayers and other forgotten things and every time you needed something beautiful I would reach inside and pull it out for you. But it's gone now, the well and the water and whatever else was in it. Everything is gone.
I once was a writer too, you know, back before there were things like castles and dragons and fairytales and true love always ended in flames. I built a story built a world built a kingdom, a forest filled with arrow-backed saplings and leaves swimming in golden light, the sun gliding down to illuminate the dark patc
candy hearts.i. my tastebuds are jumping around in a jumbo jar, like a bunch of jellybeans on a sugar high. the soft whisper of your name, sending sizzling tingles of serenity skyrocketing on the tip of my lips. every time your name is mentioned, doesn't matter when or by who, my heart does this sort of flip-flop backwards into the air. you know, that kind of flip-flop that you get from swinging high on the playset into the sky, and from the rush of a rollercoaster soaring down a big hill full of twists and loops.candy hearts.5 years ago in Emotional More Like This
ii. i'm getting lost in between i love you's and be mine? on bittersweet little candy hearts. each having their own personal saying, about two words on every one. some full of three words, eight letters, one meaning for the world to hear. and while i could tell you that if i had a star for every moment i've thought of you, you'd probably be bloated from swallowing down all these candy hearts. so, take your pick, as i'll just send you my message through a candy heart, because
Kalliope's PleaMy Muse ridesKalliope's Plea3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Her eyes are sapphire
and her hair a sparkling gold.
However, she has abandoned me,
flown on her wings
I am left abandon
Your Little GirlYou wanted your chance, now you've had it.Your Little Girl4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
You promised above and beyond average.
I'm not surprised, this is what I expected.
You looked me in the eyes and apologized for all the time neglected.
Now with old age just around the corner, all your left with is regret.
But don't fret over me, I'm not the least bit upset.
You are who you've been, and that's who you'll always be.
Who am I for you to ever change for me?
Funeral TomorrowWaiting rooms ,Funeral Tomorrow3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
With crepe-paper spiders
And flipping mindlessly through vending machines
Became quite dull.
Several weeks spun by slowly.
So tangled up in her.
She's startlingly fragile.
Travel by jet planes,
But it's only temporary,
Like an limp and empty glove.
Dressed in full black
Except for the tie peeking out;
My only conscious memory
Of her cheekbones,
Teach me war"Old man, please listen to meTeach me war3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I've come to pray you from far away
A hero like you I want to be
Old man, please be my master
teach me to become like you, you I pray
Please make me stronger, tougher, faster.
Old man, turn me into a knight
I know of war that is coming soon
Please, I beg you, teach me how to fight."
"Young one, I refuse to.
With an old man as sad
as me do not get too mad."
"Old men, what did you just say?
Am I not strong enough for your boon?
Why, why are you sending me away?"
"Young one, I won't teach you.
There is no doubt you are strong.
But my reason, you got it wrong."
"Old men, I beg you tell me why!"
"See the crows in the sky!
They feast on corpses after battle
where men were slaughtered like cattle."
"A battle? Tell me then, who won?"
"The vermin feeding on
the men who for glory were slain
Oh, they all died in vain."
"Old men, I don't want to hear
anymore." - "The battle I don't fear
a snap of bellsa.a snap of bells3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
i have never brushed the soft skin of Genesis
i have not.
but i know that wild horses roam the space
between extremities, that is why i sleep with eyes
closed, so i am not without
oh, i am not within.
does summer wonder the touch of frost,
does it feel the flake of blossoms as springtime peels away
or do my eyes deceive
do you think its smile is as soft as its skies
she does not step she does not see
i do not taste
the silver synapse clapsed between our vertebrae
but darling i feel it itch
can you see me now can you
tell i am under
don't stumble away without me i do not know what
i will do.
i am cinnamon in a windstorm or
amber ash in the glass of patriots
some say you are gone too soon, i s
Letter to Self Please, listen to me for once: there's no other soul in you beyond mine. You are me & we are one. I'm stuck in you as much as a flower is stuck in your head for hours before it starts to wither away & allow your eyes to be teary & gloomy forever.Letter to Self3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
No one can save you, but you've never longed to be saved, have you? Oh, I know it pretty well. I know your wishes haven't come true as easily as the ones you always think about for other people, but theirs haven't as well & you shall comprehend it for your own good. Things never come easily & if they do, they go away easier than they have come & then you are, one more time, teary-eyed forever. The longing inside your head has always been so strong & so unsafe & so harmful for you & everyone, that even if one comes carefully & touches your arms, your eyes seem to set them in fire & burn them alive, all in a merely second of a plain sight.
AtollIf there is a way of quenching bitterness I have not found itAtoll3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Nor have I dreamt it
You may have seen me searching in the salt-seas of anguish
But if some cure belongs to the coral floor
Or in a silver scale flashed by
A watchful eye, hidden in the murky rocks
I do not know it.
What kind of watchfulness have I expended
Always searching and appeasing, never seeing?
Forgive me what I do not know, forgive me I
Whether red and yellow should be mixed to make
A poison-fish, or whether green and blue
Become the ocean better than the muck
Of sand and driftwood.
If there is a way of going that is my own way
For I have not found itI cannot see it
Between the coral blisters and the grainy waves of everything.
And the stars shattered...You are nothing till you cease to exist.And the stars shattered...5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The wave keeps on rising till it seems the Mayans made an error;
We are swept away in a rain of tears.
Trapped in the darkness of eternal sunshine and driven by despair
We leap from the rooftops into the seething emptiness.
This, in the hope that we shall return to the memory
Of russet and terracotta leaves falling from the grey autumn sky,
When we didn't know we were dying.
Your fingertips brush my lips as you implore quietness
But the truth cannot be stifled
Or left in a dusty cardboard box to mould in the silence.
Bite down till you taste blood, so that you might suffer too
And understand the plight of the broken-winged bird,
Who can't see the sky any more.
We could pretend to smile and distort our faces into the mimicry
Till the lie dissolves to truth and there is complacent joy.
Where can we go?
As the blistering suns collide and shatter, we watch the bleeding stars
And liken them to fireworks.
The raging angels fade and we are left
Thoughts of YouI'm not sureThoughts of You4 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
No, not anymore
But tell me the truth
What am I doing this for?
Sitting in the spot
Where we first met
I'm not sure if you're long gone
Or if I haven't lost you yet.
On a lonely night
My heart still beats for you
But its so far into him
And now I don't know what to do.
MedalsAnd they gave me a medal of bronzeMedals4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
For my courage in this war of man
For destroying what was a city once
And hope will never be there, again
And they gave me a medal of silver
For my bravery on the field, on the front
But the nightmares make me shiver
My heart is beating and theirs won't
And they gave me a medal of gold
For the patriotism that I showed
Be it women, children, man or old
Their eyes set in a gazing cold
And they gave to me these honors
But it won't erase my sins, my errors
I'll never see the world again in colors
Red was the only shade of those horrors
And now I rest, for my final peace
Comes at last, after so much wait
In Death's arm, will I be at ease?
just me.I am just a girl who has a heart full of love, but nobody to share it with.just me.4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I am just a girl who's broken, with scars that can only go so skin deep.
I am just a girl whose face is always laced with a smile, and with a hint of laughter bouncing in my step.
I am just a girl that has more secrets than the man in the moon and has told more lies than she could count.
I am just a girl who has a love for writing, gigantic words, descriptive metaphors, and who's an inspiring writer.
I am just a girl who lives life the way I type, fast and with a lot of mistakes.
I am just a girl who isn't terrified to stand my ground, and who has the ambition within me to succeed.
I am just a girl whose reflection makes me cringe knowing it's not who I am, but someone who I try to be.
I am just a girl that may seem weak, but actually is stronger than you'll ever know.
I am just a girl who portrays the image of headstrong, impatient, hardheaded, and very stubborn.
I am just a girl who has a fervent passion for