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.
Recycle BinOh Recycle Bin,Recycle Bin9 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...
Emotions to bottleTake your pain and put it in a bottle,Emotions to bottle9 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
push the lid down and put it on the shelf,
let it settle between sorrow and hurt,
collecting emotions to bottle them away.
What if I tore down that shelf and smashed the glass?
falling crystal tears or thundering shredded pain?
your anger and frustration set to fill the air,
taking away your oxygen and filling your head with pain and more despair,
your collected emotions set free.
Grab another bottle or three or maybe even five,
set them on the shelf and let them settle,
hide your feelings and lies and truths,
feel numb and feel nothing,
you just keep collecting emotions to bottle.
Keep On ShiningThis truth it has stabbed my heartKeep On Shining9 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
I'm afraidI'm afraidI'm afraid7 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
I'm afraid of failure,
Seeing those ashamed looks on their faces,
Because I know I'm not good enough,
I'm afraid, very afraid,
I'm afraid of speaking my mind,
For I know that others will ruthlessly speak theirs,
And I know their words are going to hurt me,
But I won't have the heart to hurt them back,
I'm afraid, very afraid,
I'm afraid of the future,
Because I don't know where I shall be,
Or what I shall do,
I'm still trying to piece my puzzle together,
I'm afraid, very afraid,
I'm afraid of success,
For with this comes jealousy,
And with jealousy comes lust for hurt,
Nothing good can possibly
MistakeIf only I had known thatMistake8 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
This is what we'd become.
If I could go back,
Change what I've done.
You should know that I would.
Just look at what I've done now.
Everything is so broken.
If only I just know how,
Take back what I've spoken,
I would if I could.
But now it's too late,
The damage is done.
I took all the hate.
I want to go back to one.
Do I have to go away
Just because of one mistake?
Why couldn't it stay?
Was so much at stake?
I'm tired of pretending
There's no use of it now.
Is this really the ending?
Guess I regret it somehow.
Don't we all stumble?
Don't we all feel small?
Don't we all have trouble feeling hu
I Might Need YouI think I might need you,I Might Need You6 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
But here's the thing:
I'm spinning out of control
And careening off the side of the road.
I pretend to hold on to the wheel,
But we both know I'll crash.
It wasn't a fair fight.
If you would listen,
If you would actually listen,
You would hear me whispering
"I want you."
"I need you."
And if you would listen,
If you would actually listen,
You would know that
We are horribly wrong
For each other,
And that my words mean nothing.
But what's to stop us from
Sharing our sheets anyway?
We sleep folded together
Like slips of origami paper
Pressed so tightly that
We could not possi
This Host Is A GhostExpect your nightmares to come to life,This Host Is A Ghost6 months ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
And your fears to devour your soul.
Accepting this invitation,
Will eventually take its toll.
Wander around this house,
Invited here by your anonymous host.
But there's just one catch,
I'm no human, I'm a ghost.
One of you will become mine,
Possessed by horrendous powers.
The others will be murdered,
Surely within the hour.
If you try to leave this house,
You will surely die.
Have fun trying to find me,
Noe one will hear you scream or cry.
Nothing Like That MomentWhen with one handNothing Like That Moment7 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
We hold each other's head
And with the other
We pull each other close
When our soft lips lock
Under passionately closed eyes
It's that moment
That the world doesn't matter
Our worries, nonexistent
And all there is
is each other.
Like Shattered GlassBroken bones like shattered glassLike Shattered Glass7 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Crash down to the floor.
Her screams go unnoticed
Until she falls eerily silent.
"Shhh, it's only me."
Can anyone hear?
Does anyone know?
Arms pinned above her head,
She freezes in fear.
Please let it be quick this time.
Please let this end.
Close your eyes, child
And leave your body behind.
Tapped in these moments
I cannot forget.
I will always remember, and I cannot
I am afraid of myselfthe loneliness is a bleeding woundI am afraid of myself9 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
mutilated my body
tortured my mind
with dark ideas has become a habit
I am afraid of myself
I do not like reality
I hide in my nightmares
order to escape from life
Cancer has no refereeHad I knownCancer has no referee7 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
To wish this year
I'd have wished
You could stay here.
You locked horns with Cancer
Despite your battle to be free
Glory days turned sad days
Cancer has no referee.
You beautiful woman
Your life taken in vain.
At least your at rest now
No more memories consumed by pain.
SheShe had the most beautiful, binding eyes,She6 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
That glitter with the mischief of night;
Hidden deep is a truth and at surface is lies,
I suppress feelings with all my might.
Her lashes slice the air with ease,
entering the fray with magnetic attire;
Flicking hair back: a intentional tease,
Floating, gliding with grace and fire.
I ignore my friends and follow the lure,
and delve into the thrum sound,
who knows what I have to endure,
except to pay for the first round.
She drunk with those seductive lips,
speaking little to none,
I watched her as she took those sips,
I surrender, she had won.
Then I consult the list of lame,
but ask them none-the-less,
deep down I know it’s a game,
the rules I could not guess.
My heart shatters as she strides,
towards some other prey,
Without knowing my feet guides,
me to the moonlit way.
She softly puts her hands on me,
like Midas, she turns me to gold.
I glance down to merely see
her hands tighten, grip and hold.
In a trance, I question luck,
in the gr
A World of ColorIf I could fall so deepA World of Color6 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
within my sleep,
I'd dream of fantasies
where all is bright,
even through the night
with colors of neon green.
And under the emerald sky
that lingers high,
I'd dip into the blue
where mermaids sway
and little fishes play
until the break of noon.
Then in the fields
where red fruits yield,
I'd climb the golden trees
and feel all the love
of heaven above
as I fly into the breeze.
Then later on
when it reaches dawn,
I'd dance under the sun
that gently beams
and shines upon my dreams
and moves me forever on.
Truly FreeIn this world as we know itTruly Free5 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
The Sun Shall Never ComeWelcome to the night brother,The Sun Shall Never Come6 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Do you remember?
When we were young,
Always living under the gun,
Always trying to run,
From everything and every one,
Remember what it was like?
When we would hide,
Try to breathe,
Constantly under the knife,
I still remember those screams,
Your cries and what they mean,
This is my life,
This is my hope and my soul,
My diamond and Fire,
Burning out of control,
I can run into the night,
Just to try and fight,
But it won't matter,
Just like all the days we tried to find the sun,
It always ends the same,
Nothing ever changes,
My breath has always been in vein,
EclipseAt summers height,Eclipse9 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
in the morrow of mid-day light.
Was birthed a darkness,
that obscured the great ones glare.
Its shadow bore despair.
So mothers wept,
and farmers cawed,
as their belief bled.
The Titan ruled,
but for an hour or so.
Only to turn and flee,
when the light approached.
In the MiddleYou are a person that sees too much.In the Middle7 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
You look at people and you don't see just them.
You see their doubts, their desires, and
wonder how people can be made up
of so much and that it all fits in such a tiny package.
And with these eyes that see too much,
your mouth is shut so you can listen while you watch.
You have words to say but sometimes they don't
come forward, so you listen to peoples' plights
and keep composed because it is your duty as
a modern man to keep it together, but I think
I like you best when I see you smile,
or when you laugh. It's catching.
I don't know your history, mainly because
we draw borders in our famil
You're My PhobiaDriving me into darknessYou're My Phobia9 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
NeverHow can my heart be filled with love for you,Never8 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Yet your heart is filled with love for another?
I watch her take the place I never filled,
The touch I never felt,
The whisper I never heard.
Why is it that in my eyes you are everything,
But in yours, I am nothing.
RevisionBeauty comesRevision9 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
three times over.
Once from the soul,
second from the heart,
third from the mind,
and this we call revision.
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
Wait For MeDo you see the world in different colours ? Or do you see the world in black and grey?Wait For Me9 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Alone in your thoughts
How many others have stand where you are today?
Just wait for me now
A safe return is all I want
Break from all these chains
All these roads that I have taken led me to nowhere
Left me here standing at life's edge
There is just one thing left to ask, just wait for me
Broken mirrors can't hide from my shame
It has been years
Shattered into a million pieces
Wait for me there is still time
I haven't gotten back on my feet
I have hit rock bottom
The only way now is to go up
Please wait for me
But I will ask you once
How Dare You?How Dare you suck out the strength in my limbs?How Dare You?9 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
How Dare you distract me in lectures with a look,
A flicker of interest?
How Dare you smile knowingly at me, as broadly
As the ocean?
How Dare you know I'd do anything for you?
How Dare you wring my heart in my chest ruthlessly,
And make my cheeks burn?
How Dare you call my name, your tongue tethering to it
As if it were your own?
How Dare you?
How Dare you entice my ears with your jokes, your laugh? "You get to hear my
Droning voce," you say as you glance my way.
How Dare you twist my emotions into a salad of anxiety
How Dare you holster down that which is sava
WinterTime slips by,Winter6 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
And before I know it,
Another day has passed.
I have nothing to show
For my meager waking hours.
Is this really living?
Slipping between dreams
Hiding in distraction.
What do I have to show
For my existence?
I am a Shadow,
Who steals time.
I am a Whisper,
That echoes faintly,
Trapped in an endless cycle.
What is life?
What is truly living?
Could the days pass any slower?
Can I pause the world on some cosmic level?
Eats most of the day,
And sleep consumes most of my time.
Does the sun still shine?
Or is this pale white all that endures?