So Far AwayYou're closest thing I have of a best friendSo Far Away3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
and I try to put you in the friend zone
for both out sakes.
No matter how hard I try,
it doesn't work.
I think about you all the time
yet, you never spare me a thought.
I practically cry tears about you,
yet, the words can't leave my mouth.
I like. . .
I love. . .
I won't say it,
because if I do;
I'll have to believe it
Vie NoirYou were the promise of regret,Vie Noir3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
destiny wrapped in an egg shell,
something that temperance would not allow.
And you looked at me with cloudy eyes,
sipping your excuses while choking on tomorrow.
(We were the privileged few that God chose to endure the hopeless)
And you cursed my name while confessing every lie.
My borders grew as you clawed for the limits of absolution.
(We were the privileged few whose skin was hard to pierce)
And you loaded that gun with false bravado and ill intent.
The world was watching as you aimed it at the future.
(We were the privileged few who never forget to empty the chamber)
And you stared into the nothing, hoping to find me there
CapableCapableCapable3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Sometimes I think we are able,
Of doing more than we are capable.
I want to loveI want to love.I want to love3 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
That feeling found,
In the space between,
Hope and innocence.
That feeling found,
Flying in the voice of beauty,
Wandering the connections of two bodies embraced.
If love was or is a fire,
Then why have I never felt its warmth?
Where is the map, compass or signal for my love GPS?
I thought that if the coordinates were set,
This would be easy,
It still isn't.
Never has easy been this hard,
Love is seen but seldom captured,
It's in the moments,
When time is told to wait,
For an image, thought or kiss,
These words were constructed,
By a calloused mind,
And a bruised memory,
The scars of someone who tries.
fascination.clearly i've developed a fascination with cigarettesfascination.3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
and hand-holding and cheek-kisses,
something about thinking about him on starry nights,
when i can draw lines connecting his initials to mine
because he was a cancer and i was a cancer,
and my horoscope told me to keep him close to my heart
so he could peel back my skin and my ribs and my lungs
to steal my words right from my chest
he smelled like Newports and hours-old cologne,
but sometimes it was his smoke mingled with a fresh peppermint
that drew me to his lips and made me wonder
if i could get addicted to the taste of his nicotine
he made me want him next to me, to lay my hand on his chest
while our minds soared into the ocean of clouds and birds above us
and we stared at each other with our eyes closed,
letting our lips speak in a wordless rhythm
that somehow contained three syllables.
Do You Want The SameWork with meDo You Want The Same3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Feel what I feel
See what I see
It may help you
Grow closer to me
So we could be a little more
Than we were before
I want to be close
I want to have that bond
That many don't have
And now it's up to you
To make the move
Show me what you want to do.
What We Could Have Donesaying you're gone is strangeWhat We Could Have Done3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
you were never actually here
on my mind? yes
in my imagination? every hour of the day
saying you're gone is strange
you were never actually here
but I heard you walking down the hall
you had never set foot in
I saw you crawling into a bed
we had never shared
laying washed out and awake
on a table you never ate at
going in my mind
where you'd never gone before
poisoning my memories
turning them to lies
blurring my vision
like sunlight in my eyes
now that you're gone
I can't stop thinking
what we could have done
and my imagination's making up for it now
H o m e.Breath catches,H o m e.3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
hearts beat faster,
while memories of past words
drift through a passion-clouded mind:
"My love for you was so unexpected,
My heart feels like my chest can barely contain it.
Like it doesn't belong to me anymore,
it belongs to you.
And if you want it, I would ask for nothing in return.
No gifts, no goods, no demonstration of devotion,
just knowing that you love me too."
Tears begin to flow,
and a heart bursts with emotion;
Love - unlike anything felt before,
strong and overwhelming.
Fear - of losing the best thing to ever happen
to a formerly worthless being.
Need - to be in this place forever,
held in loving arms.
A growing warmth blossoms
as a fire is lit.
It will only grow in intensity over time.
Not wanting to leave this moment Where, finally,
it feels just like home.
A battle I Can't WinI don't want toA battle I Can't Win6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I cover my ears-
but your voice still
Your eyes speak louder
as your face contorts
and I brace myself
But my voice is
sick and wary.
My defense is gone-
I close my eyes-
shut you out.
It's hard considering
you're not even here,
I don't know where
vindictive voice rings
though my ears.
My thoughts are against me,
I'm losing a battle against myself.
LimelightLimelight.Limelight3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Why do we go for the things we're not supposed to?
Why are we attracted to things our parents are opposed too?
Why can't we control the things we are unknowingly exposed too?
How come despite our best efforts, we can be fully composed to
Dealing with half of the things we uncontrollably go through?
Catch the StarsCatch the stars, lover,Catch the Stars3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Grasp them in your hands,
Take the stars darling,
Place them in your heart,
Catch the stars, lover,
One of them may be,
something i wrote on the dirt on a car.Between want and one another,something i wrote on the dirt on a car.3 years ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
that inch between our lips-
the march of our love's morning
and end of childhood bliss
Upstage from where they left her
a line across her wrist,
a faded flight of crisis,
a scar on golden skin;
The shade and shape are fading
yet the why still pours anew
and why You feel so lonely
when I am there with You.
And so sweet was our parting,
that never have You missed
that march of our love's morning
the meeting of our lips.