divulgefor the last time idivulge5 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
am saying, get me the hell
away from myself
Kissing YouIt seems no matter how many girls I kissKissing You5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The only lips I can taste are yours
Only your hands touch my skin
Only your scent lingers
So I hope you don't mind
If I keep you with me
Just a little while longer
At least until that scent fades.
Tweet Thistweet this,Tweet This5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
sweet thing -
i caught you
with your hair down low
like a songbird
and your skirt up,
lifted heaven scent,
calling us home.
didn't i warn you
and funny cigarettes
how your days and legs
would just disappear
and the couch
would swallow us whole?
just be sure
to marry a good boy,
one handsome as a cliff
with a cleft chin
who will come home
on the bus
with dinner in a bag
and fill you up with babies -
little pink testaments
to you and me.
DarknessSomeone once told me:Darkness4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
"turn on a light"
Chase away the darkness with the bright
But here's a question for you
What do you do when the darkness is the only thing that feels right.
You Were RightI'm sleeping on your street now.You Were Right4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Head on canvas.
This is life in a cardboard box
When it starts to rain
And the walls collapse.
SolitudeLeave him to his solitudeSolitude5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
where the light bulb lurches
over the bed
making love to the dark
huddled against the ceiling
and the blankets all are beaten
like wayward apologies.
Let the clock by his pillow
break the sad news
and tally the lies
of her comings
and their coupling
under the canopy
of weightless flesh
where love once disturbed their sleep
and her arms still ached enough
to break their fall.
For midnight will catch the floor
like it always does
the upwelling of her words
left bristling in the carpet
and send him spilling
in the dark
like blistered silk
setting sadly into the dawn -
just another memory
found missing in the morning.
The Ugly Duckling Just Call Me the Ugly Duckling Because I'm Nothing Like YouThe Ugly Duckling4 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Irrationally you place your words
Your crooked lines are softly blurred
And as I hear your views fall apart,
Your logic, a piece of abstract art,
I know it's a waste to release a sound
An open ear could never be found
By any thought that leaves my lips
They'll sail as well as mast-less ships
For if I said the world were round
You'd disagree like a bloodthirsty hound
And if I said to open your mind,
You'd claim that you don't have the patience or time
It's not that I ever expect you to improve
But ignorance is all you push and approve
HerShe doesn't know where the true beautyHer4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Beneath the ocean, or under the skies
It's all hidden with buried treasure
It goes on for miles never to be
If her spirit's a free one and her soul
cant be crushed
May she find herself to be true and
stay free of the lust
if she's falling catch and embrace her
suffer the words that will never break
the world won't destroy how much she
along the depths of any ocean breeze
nothing will hold her from reaching her
for no boy, no man, can rip her heart
at it's seams
she's seen daylight and night fall and
over come the worst
maybe this time someone new will put
Snowy NightSnowflakes crossed the pitch black skySnowy Night4 years ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
Milky streetlight poured down the block
Footsteps muffled in howling cry
Of the bell announcing twelve o'clock
Blurred view was frozen, white
As the breath before our eyes
For a moment the time had stopped
The clock flashed midnight twice
My frosty fingers reached by yours
The world grew silent within us
Suddenly my eyes met yours
And the seconds failed to pass
Warmth I felt from out of nowhere
From my hands to heart it streamed
As you lent slightly lower
Pried into my eyes and grinned
Howling bell sobbed louder
In that gloomy, wintry scene
For the midnight never longer
Yet too brief, or so it seemed
Ink StainsShe traded in kisses forInk Stains4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
With inky lips
and quill for a tongue,
she speaks her mind.
She's made of content not
suitable for innocent eyes.
Like that one book
the Classics on the
top shelf of a used
The one with the yellowed
That has been read
a few too many times.
Giving Up - Jake"I don't understand it." She said. Her tone was dead, emotionless and distant. Jake had a feeling he knew what was coming, and he knew that there was no way he could change things.Giving Up - Jake4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
They'd been heading towards this inevitable for a long time now.
It was a long time coming and nearing overdue.
"Why are we still together? What is the point of there being an us?" she whispered. She sat next to him, near but not touching, her long hair brushing his bare arm just barely. The golden waves created a screen that kept him from seeing her face as she bent her head forward.
He wanted to reach out and comfort her, but he knew that his touch mean nothing to her anymore. He didn't even know if she'd accept it. "Because..." he trailed off.
There was no reason.
There was nothing in this pathetic shell of a relationship for either of them.
"Exactly." She stood up, and finally her hair fell back. Only then did he see the tears glistening on her cheeks, falling from her heavy-lidded blue eyes. "Tha
Blank BeautyHidden deep beneath your shieldBlank Beauty4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Your beauty hides,
Waiting to yield.
But you hide, beneath the shield.
You never delve into your heart
And put your life,
In the starring part.
Because you hid, your heart kept safe.
But if only you could see
Just how beautiful,
You can be.
And still you hide, hidden from my sight.
Your life would change and your shell would break
And all the world,
Would begin to shake.
And so hide, inside your safe shell.
Like a butterfly emerging strong
Your beauty will surely,
Do you no wrong.
And yet, you still hide, in your perfectly blank state.
Die SliceDie4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Maybe this pain
Will set me free.
Perhaps this love
Wasn't meant to be.
I know it's my fault
Who other than me?
Keep going harder
Its just what I need.
I know this pain,
Will set me free.
You hate yourself,
So why not me?
Friends and Family,
No more can I see.
Damn this stings,
With every dripping bead.
Not much longer,
This knife shall do it's deed.
BelieveSo is it you or is it me?Believe4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I know I said things that I didn't mean
But you should've known me by now
You should've known me
If you believed, when I said
I'd be better off without you
Then you never really knew me at all
If you believed, when I said
That I wouldn't be thinking about you
You thought you knew the truth- but
You're all that I need
Just tell me that you still believe...
Love is hard, love is rough
I know that this silence isn't what we need
But you should have known that by now....
If you believed, when I said
I'll be okay to wait around here forever
I'm sorry to tell you, your wrong.
You're all that I have
Please tell me that you,
Killing MeMy silenceKilling Me4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
It's killing me.
My mouth has been sealed with silver-lined string,
To remain silent it what is asked of me.
So I obey her plea...
It's killing me.
My body is being held captive by arms of security's bliss,
In their grasp I must stay safe in it's sound-ness.
So I obey her wish...
It's killing me.
My eyes are strapped open by paper-thin needles,
I cannot miss a second of these details.
So I obey her tales.
It's killing me.
My heart is being pulled by one person's two fists,
Grabbing a hold of me and tightening without dismiss.
So I obey her list.
Myself and I
I'm killing me.
My body is aching and crying and I cannot help it,
For I am helplessly in love-
(My mouth has been silenced)
-and there is no way out.
TodayToday I decided I was going to fly,Today4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Only to find that it was impossible to try.
Today I decided I was going to soar,
Only to find that you cant soar anymore.
Today I decided I was going to speak my mind,
Only to find that it wasnt for which i signed.
Today I decided I was going out to sea,
Only to find that it's not what I thought it would be.
Today I decided I was going to be brave,
Only to find that I was a coward in her cave.
Today I decided I was going to cry,
Only to find that my eyes were bone dry.
Today I decided I was going to ignore my callin',
Only to find that my lips were frozen solid.
Tonight I decided I was going to stop,
And soon I will find that that's not good enough.
Tomorrow I will decide to leave well enough alone,
Only to find that what I wanted was far-blown.
My Not-So-Secret LieHave you been seeing the signs?My Not-So-Secret Lie4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Noticed things I've been trying to hide?
Will this be unexpected?
Or have you already suspected?
Will you be upset?
And then give me a threat
Or will you understand
And reassure me this is God's plan?
Please don't be scared
Understand that my heart still cares
Know that I'm not strange
And that this isn't just a phase
I'm trying to tell you my secret
You have no idea how hard it's been to keep it
I don't want to be rejected
Nor do I want to be neglected
Will you say you have unconditional Love?
Tell me every things ok and give me a hug?
Or will you just scream?
And disapprove of me?
Will you think that this was a choice?
Or will you open your ears and hear my heart's voice?
Will you be a helping hand?
And realize this who I am?
Now that you know
Will your love change?
Will it grow?
Or go down the drain?
Please know that I'm sorry
I didn't mean to lie
It's not the easiest task
Telling someone, you're Bi.
Everything and NothingI'm titling a poem before it's writtenEverything and Nothing3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Everything and Nothing, I'll call it.
It'll be everything
And touch everything
And see everything
And taste everything
And know nothing.
It will sigh and laugh and smile
And feel nothing.
It will wish and hope and dream
And get nothing.
It will be everything I am
And everything I think
And everything I know
And it will be nothing.
This poem will ramble and meander and traipse
And come to nothing.
When I write everything
It sounds like nothing.
So instead I've decided to take a chance
And just write
Lost A Best Friend, That Day.I once had a best friend. She was the best friend a person, no, a human could ask for. She was beautiful and perfect in every way, though she wouldnt admit it. She made my life worth living, and my bad times- somehow -instantly good. It didnt take long, a year or maybe less, before I fell for her. She was no longer my best friend at this point, she was a key. They key to my heart and happiness, though of this I was not aware. I had lost a best friend that day. As years went by, I fell harder for my best friend. She was all I thought about and all I cared about. My grades even slipped a little because I refused to do homework. My time was spent on her, all of it, her. Though I was positive she didnt love me back, and I was sure she never would, I couldnt let go. She went about her life as a teenage girl would. As a teenage girl should. I loved the way she came off as so perfect, but didnt see herself that way. Every single tiny movement she gave off made my heart flutter and spin, and ILost A Best Friend, That Day.4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The Girl In The Other RoomThat girl. That girl in the other room. She looks familiar. Like a dream you can't quite remember as you chase it down the garden path, catching but the last wisps of its silken gown in your clumsy fingers.The Girl In The Other Room4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I used to love growing roses.
"Mrs Winton?" A voice called to me as it washed my shriveled limbs.
Have I shown you my roses?
"Yes, they are beautiful Mrs Winton," The voice of an angel, this one. Much better than the last old sod.
"Come now, out of the tub we go," And I was lifted up, up out of the swirling ocean.
My father always said it was a waste of my youth, you know. I should have been helping our soldiers - "It is the war you know." The guns needed assembling and the crops needed harvesting - but my roses needed fertilizer.
What's a garden without roses? I asked the girl in the other room.
What is a garden without roses?
Why, it's not a garden, of course.
I stroked my hair. The girl in the other room did the same. She is always copying me, this girl. Her mouth moves to mimic
Happily Ever AfterShe'll have a loving, sexy husband to do all her house work. He will buy her big house, clad with 4 kids (she always wanted twins!), a dog, a garden and swing set. They will attend church regularly, and praise the name of our Lord like I've taught her to. She will grow a garden with roses that bloom in the front, a big tree with a hammock so the two of them can enjoy their happily ever after.Happily Ever After3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
She attends church every Sunday. The light burning from the altars tall candles and the stares and looks from people she barely knows burn her skin. She can tell that God hates her, too, with that same intense stare. She sings and prays to God every week for her sins. Her completely normal, inescapable...sins. She knows, she will never be what her mother wants her to be. The perfect wife to a perfect husband. She prays and begs, down on both knees, that no one will figure her out...
She loves her best friend.
There will be no sexy husband, but in her mind she sees a loving wife. They will d
Never Did I Need YouA year ago,Never Did I Need You4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
You know well
Of how I wouldn't let go
And you wouldn't tell
of your reason why
You tore down what you
Built in me.
Here we are,
Our toes hanging over,
The ground so far beneath out feet. Never
Did I tremble.
Never did I cry.
Someone was there to catch me.
I begged of you an answer
You gave in, expecting
That I would never
Break away from you, a beginning
For me, started long ago.
A new pain for you,
Something you needed to feel.
New light shone upon me,
I didn't need you
And the consequences
Beating me black and blue
Never did I need you.
Never did I cry for you.
Never did you expect this.
You would take me back
Once you said no.
And I'm too strong to let you back.
You need to let me go.
My last words to you,
Words that will haunt you forever:
Maybe you should have tried harder.