Lie To MeFingertips lace around my ribs
And pull at my skin
As my breath catches
At the coolness of your touch.
Calm these trembling hands
And hold them tight in yours.
I'll move my lips on yours
Just so you don't have to.
Hearts beat faster and
My breath shudders with insecurity.
Press my body close to yours
So I don't shatter into fragments.
Lie to me one more time.
Tangle your legs in mine,
Brush your lips along my neck.
Make me feel alive.
The QuietDo you see this bodyThe Quiet9 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
With etched on lines framing my eyes
When I smile
This extra luggage
Around my middle weighing me down
Pounds of flesh
Wide platypus feet
Gray that I try to hide
The windows of my soul are grimy
Teeth that are stained from too many cigarettes
Hair that is chopped off short
So that I look like a boy
An eyebrow ring
To a society that is starched white
I am woman
I spit at injustice
Hear the voice that I speak
It comes from many years on this earth
I am more than this body
There is no truth to an unkind justice
Do not be blind
Little GirlYou saw me,Little Girl9 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Broken under the tree.
I sat alone,
Trying to be my own person.
Trying to live without a crutch.
But I guess you looked through me,
And saw the broken little girl I am.
I wish you hadn't scooped me up.
I wish you hadn't started caring for me.
I wish I hadn't cared for you.
You saw me cry.
You didn't know how much baggage I carried.
What I had,
You could never deal with.
The baggage I carry,
Needs someone to be around all the time.
I've been neglected.
Ive been lied to.
Ive been left out on the street to fend for myself.
Ive been left to fight other peoples battles.
I just want to be my own person.
I want to no
ConfidenceThe mirror said nice things about me today.Confidence8 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
But tomorrow it will probably be biased,
And strongly opinionated,
To say otherwise.
You're My PhobiaDriving me into darknessYou're My Phobia8 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Huddled in fetal position
I couldn't stop the frightened tears running down my face
That strange sense
That looming animosity I was clutched in
It has never disappeared
Even if it never truly existed
This tower over me, this shadow
The bane of everything I dream about
I can't speak, not face to face
Look in the eyes
Hear that piercing, blasting voice
I go numb
Alone and vulnerable
I feel so weak and defenseless
Just the mention of it
Curdles my blood
Treated like a friend but feeling like
I am the prey
Going cold in an instant, tense and dry
trustHands shakingtrust9 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Is this what I want to do?
I hit 'enter'
For your response.
Holding my head in my hands.
I trust you completely.
My SanityThe matter of my sanityMy Sanity8 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Is nothing for you to yearn.
Just something for me to know,
And for you to learn.
My mind is cracking,
The flaws becoming apparent.
My soul is shattering...
Splitting me into nothing.
But my bonds...
They hold me together.
They keep me stable...
Like a light
In the darkest night,
They lead me to where
I should take residence.
Sheltering my soul,
My mind and my heart
From the evils forces at work...
Saving me from utter destruction.
My twin and my love,
The strongest of them all.
Holding me up
While I don't let them fall.
The matter of my sanity
Is nothing for you to yearn...
Keep On ShiningThis truth it has stabbed my heartKeep On Shining8 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Like a thousand needles slowly making their way
This love has made me fall apart
I'm broken glass, I'm the broken glass of man
The stabs gets harder every day
The needles they come closer to my heart
As I grow it tears me to pieces
I'm tattered cloth, thrown in the litter
As I try to recover and stand straight
I realize how crocked my back has been all this time
I can't walk straight
Cause my guilt and my shame, brings me down
But even thought through all this
I have still small light that shines to me every day
Cause even in my darkest days
It can still make me smile, it always wants me to
Purest CrimeI have a diamond in a boxPurest Crime1 year ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
It sits in a safe that's tightly locked
In darkness its beauty is forever sealed
Its gleaming features never revealed
Crooks and thieves that crave its wealth
Have tried to steal it with their stealth
Failure follows them every time
Death is the penalty for this crime
Often times, to make them feel shame
I have them participate in a little game
They bet their souls like poker chips
Completely aware of what's at risk
If they win, I will hold up my side of the deal
And give them what they came to steal
But if their game results in loss
Their souls are placed inside my box
The diamond inside is not of ca
SilenceThey say speaking is silver and silence is gold,Silence9 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
In some cases it might be true.
But there is also a truth that goes untold,
Even if it might be quite blue.
Silence is sometimes bad,
Not always so don't get upset.
Some things that are evil can make us go mad,
Some things that are even a threat.
Even if your enemies will make your blood boil,
The silence of your friends will be what hurts you more.
Words might hurt us, but silence can torment us.
Recycle BinOh Recycle Bin,Recycle Bin8 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
How you taunt me so.
Plump from my ideas,
With none for me to show.
Your mouth always open,
Waiting to be fed
The words that roll about
So messy in my head.
Each scrap a banquet,
Each page a tasty treat.
You grin at my failure
And swell from my defeat...
LullabyAcross vast fields and oceans blueLullaby9 months ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Lies the land of what's myth and true
Where thy dreams lived and future foretold
And where thou canst find the memories of old
Where time fails to keep record of every breath
The land everlasting, unaffected by death
NoNo, I am not okayNo8 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
No, I will not be okay
Nothing you can say
Will make this pain go away
No, I am not fine
No, I will not be fine
Maybe this is all just a sign
That for him I should not pine
No, I am not all right
No, I will not be all right
I cannot sleep at night
For my regrets are in my mind's sight
Yes, this will take time
Yes, lots of time
All I want is one last stime
To convince myself he's not slime
Love LiesLove lies.Love Lies8 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
And I was never in love.
I will deny it every time you ask.
I will say "No."
I will say "It didn't mean anything."
I will say "I'm fine."
In your fingertips as you trace
The curves of my body,
Memorizing every turn.
And I was happy.
But suddenly I'm screaming and
Holding my head in my hands
Because I can't remember how to breathe.
And I'm pounding my dashboard because
I can't handle listening to this song anymore.
But I don't like the silence.
And I didn't ask for this.
I didn't mean to spit my heart out so close
To your feet because you keep stepping on it,
And I don't think you even re
AddictedAddictedAddicted11 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I'm addicted to a drug
a drug so intense
that it doesn't make sense
a drug you don't easily get
a drug revealing regret
I'm addicted to a drug
a drug I need every day
a drug which makes me pay
a drug allowing my heart to feel
and ignoring things that are real
I'm addicted to a drug
a drug I'm starting to hate
but can't get off it, it's too late
a drug I finally regret taking
a drug which keeps my body heavily shaking
I'm addicted to a drug
a drug causing me immense pain
though it's just so little, simple and plain
a drug I traded for everything I had
a drug which can only be found inside my head
Where I'm FromWhere I'm FromWhere I'm From8 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
I am from piggyback rides
And the fluffy stuffed animals that covered my bedroom floor.
I am from the messy sandcastles and slippery slides at Mason Park, Where I jumped from rock to rock.
I'm from that distasteful lake odor,
Where I tossed small pieces of bread into the water for the birds to eat.
I'm from the young, soft tabby cat
That once sat in my warm lap.
I am from the artistic hands,
That were passed down to me from my Great Grandpa Frank.
I'm from the completed books that I tossed in my opposite direction.
I am from the woody, aging trees
Whose branches I used to hang on.
I'm from the screaming,
Will You Marry MeYour face is smoothWill You Marry Me8 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
like the edge of a freshly wiped blade
Your skin is warm
like teardrops in a steel morgue
Your hands are soft
like linen sheets over pale, cool remains
Your hair falls to your shoulders
with the accuracy of a weighty noose
Your stride is as confident
as a blood-spattered Gladiator
Your legs send my heart
into a state of hysteria
My AngelMy Angel8 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
He is demonic angel
His rudied wings are intertwined with sin
Their black shade match the darkness in which he was breed
A splash of crimson upon the feathers tips
The blood continues to drip from his wrists
He is a lost angel
He regrets his choices and has a guilty feeling
He forgets his importance and his always knelling
He wished he'd die and end it all
But his mighty wings won't let him fall
He is a lonely angel
Even though there many by his side
He still feels lonely deep inside
He's lost so many and misses them dearly
Yet he refused to cry and tried to think clearly
He is a beautiful angel
His smile is so bright it stops
Truly FreeIn this world as we know itTruly Free4 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
No human will ever be free
Slavery is lessoned
But the past will forever haunt
Never free of bad memories
And still racism will haunt
Never will it end
Even in the fašade of peace
We are not free
Judgment of others
Social standings and wealth
And being told what to do
Where to go
What to be
In our own homes
We're trapped from the start
The teachings and influence of those around us
Swaying our minds one way or another
Never will our thoughts be truly free
Imagine none of these restrictions
Are we yet free?
It still comes down to the basics of life
Our physical limitations
Stream Of ConsciousnessThe promise of tomorrowStream Of Consciousness8 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Brings nothing but neglect
Of my own self-worth.
Craving your touch is a craving
Not satisfied by a peck on the cheek,
Or a light brushing of shoulders.
My dreams remain in purgatory.
My faith in love remains sublime.
My love of life is fading with each day.
I wish for more than what you give me.
I wish for more than what I have.
I wish for more than unfulfilled thoughts
Brought on by imaginary words that
Have never been spoken.
This stream of consciousness is relentlessly
Striving to become something that greatness
Can't put a finger on.
All I know is that I want more than to look into your eyes.
32. GoodbyeI am not available32. Goodbye9 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
I can't take your call
The phones broken
Smashed against the wall
The lines been cut
I couldn't pay the bill
I can't dial your number
The ring is too shrill
The buttons are all gone
I can't see straight
The cords tangled up
I picked it up too late
I can't talk to you
I have a bad connection
Your breaking up
Go in a different direction
I guess this is farewell
I guess this is goodbye
The cell towers have been knocked down
And my cells about to die
To be Living DeadHeart pumping. It keeps beating like a death drum.To be Living Dead9 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
It's still beating. She can hear it through the walls.
Night falls. It's time to be the monster she has become.
A body goes limp at her feet as she awakes as if from a dream.
The blood of the innocent trickle down from a silver knife.
The face of the body holds a look of a frozen silent scream.
What sins has she done? Though inside, she does not give a care.
She crouches down and looks into the face of the life that is gone.
A feeling of emptiness comes as Death comes to this deadly affair.
He looked at her through hollow eyes from beneath his black cloak.
She realized that Death m
Love and HateMy insides boil at your sightLove and Hate9 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Which acts like torture and harshly bites.
All my shatered tears are spent
And I am left with only you in my head.
The dreadful horrors of life be
Passes its way with such simplicity,
Yet leaves behind such agony
That dissolves into wistful memory.
But the hate I feel inside of me,
Equals the love I sense in my body.
These inseperable feelings of agony
Surprisingly come from the simplest glee.
14. HateCrushingly hard14. Hate9 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
So bad you'd starve
You can't even sleep
Where did it come from
This terrible feeling
This hate so numb
You'll do better you promise
But you don't really care
You'd rather use your fist
Its just not fair
When will this feeling go away
When all the cuts and scars fade
Everyone says they will one day
Then maybe it'll all be okay
I'm FineI can't do thisI'm Fine8 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
I can't walk in smiling like everything is fine
Because its not
I can't put on a nice dress and act like I feel beautiful
Because I don't
I can't smile and laugh like I'm not dying
I don't want to walk in and see them
Her, in the place that I should be
Everyone having someone
A friend, a partner
Everyone but me
I can't just sit here
Crying my eyes out over this dress
Watching my anger hit the floor in shining, smaller teardrops
I can't hold it together
I can't do it anymore