The Forest's DanceThe leaves within the forest dance,
As the wind sings it's lonesome hymn,
We spy our traveller at a glance.
Our traveller marches quickly on,
At speeds truly unsurpassed,
For he knows the ground he walks upon.
But unluckily twilight has past,
And now for him,
A night that shall forever last.
As the wind sings it's lonesome hymn,
Our lonesome traveller lies trapped within.
Ave,It's never enough for him,Ave,1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
she'll always be the punching bag
he enjoys to torture so.
Even when he's not around,
his cruelty never fades.
His twisted morals don't allow him to let her go.
He drops off the face of the earth,
a month or two, even more,
but the million memories are still there,
battling, struggling and ripping her
from the inside out,
a massacre within her heart.
With a thousand thoughts in her mind,
and the burning ache in her soul
she holds her pride to her throat,
ready to let her boiling blood pour.
Only then he comes back,
to renew his vows, to reignite
the longing, the sorrow, the so called love.
He took her for granted, that was his sole fault.
He stands aside, envious of her smile, though,
she's no longer his, and her eyes look the other way
while she shares a dance with another man.
She's no longer the wreck he worked so hard to create,
she now soars in skies he can't even dream to reach.
She sees him, but doesn't care,
behind his fanged smile and cold glare
I'll always remember youI never remember you smilingI'll always remember you1 year ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
but I remember you swallowing your grief
as if your tears had run dry
as if your thorax was empty underneath
I never remember you hugging me
but I remember you opening your arms
standing before me, like my unbreakable, human shield
as if nothing could tear you apart
I never remember you doting on me
but I remember you waiting for my fever to drop
sleepless and restless; like my angel in black you'd cover me
as if in my haze I could sense you standing over me
I never remember you praising me
but I remember you being in the crowd
in the concert my band played after I failed all of my tests
as if raising me had been your life's biggest success
I never remember you telling me
how much you loved me
but I remember you living for me
so how could I blame you for never showing me?
you taught me that only the heart can see the truth
and my heart can see
that I'll always remember you
Westbound TrainNew to town, sitting in the second rowWestbound Train1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
I’d never seen someone so beautiful
I rose to meet her as soon as class ended
Never have I been so lovingly friended
She had me laughing from the start
With jokes I’d never heard before
She wrapped her hands around my heart
And she left me wanting more
But her hands tore back
I guess something was wrong
Her life must have lacked
Now she’s forever gone
The whistles rang loud on the tracks today
As that Westbound train swept her soul away
And I can hear her singing on the wind
That one day we’ll meet again
Childhoodnobody told meChildhood1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
that I had a childhood
so I grew up
living without one
the memories of yesterday
the memories of years ago
forgotten or fading
into the black part
of my mind
to find some recollection
a time of genuine
laughter, happiness, love
How fragile we all are.You have died a hero,How fragile we all are.1 year ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
much too young.
No time to see your body worn,
so youthful ,so strong.
No old age aches and pains,
no wrinkles or false teeth,
still handsome and so full of life,
even jokes upon your lips.
You have died a hero,
a place in all our hearts,
shocked and saddened at your passing,
How fragile we all are.
Now as the time passes,
your memory will remain
and as we reminisce your life
your image stays the same
You have died my hero
and although I'd like to scold,
one sad thought's just occurred to me,
you'll never see me old.
by Suzanne Karbach June 2014
LifeThey say life is a fickle thing with a blunt beginning and ending.Life1 year ago in Emotional More Like This
Some see it as a journey to death.
Others see it as pointless game of chess.
But I see it as a pen and paper.
At my disposal, to illustrate at my favor.
Yes there is a beginning and certainly an end.
But you have the power to control what happens within.
You are the author of your own set story.
So write a few words, make it exciting not boring.
We have but one life so lets not choose to waste it,
Don't bask in the hatred, for life is what you make it.
TranscendentThey're all so asleep,Transcendent1 year ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
They cannot even process,
One who is awake!
To Those Who Say,To those who sayTo Those Who Say,1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Is a temporary thing
To express their feelings,
Thank you -
I'll be sure to remember
I must truly be when
On my death bed from
Writing my very last
I Dream A DreamEvery time I sleep I dream a dream of you and meI Dream A Dream1 year ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
My dreams of you are all I can see
Dreams of your laugh and smile
And how rosy you get when you laugh for a while
In my dreams you kiss my lips
In my dreams I caress your hips
We lay in bed for hours at a time
Loving so much should be a crime
When you cry in my dream they are tears of joy
And when you blush in my dreams you play coy
My dreams are sweet when I dream of you at night
My dreams drown my fright with light
Dreams of your heart are just what I need
When my being is itching to be freed
My dreams fill and overflow with you like a cup
My dreams are so sweet I don’t want to wake up.
In the morning I know it’s through
And I wish for my dreams to come true
I want to be in heaven with the one I adore
So I lay here with my blood on the floor
My eyes grow weary- as my skin gets cold
My tears and my blood- are a scene to behold
I breathe in deeply- one… two… three
And I dream a dream -of you and me
My SkinMy skin has become an uncomfortable placeMy Skin1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
as if i'm suddenly become a big disgrace.
in reality, i have done nothing wrong
doing my best to keep staying strong.
but something doesn’t feel right anymore
my heart and my brain are in a terrible war.
I really just don’t know why I’m so sad
I have a good life and should be glad.
but I can’t fight this emptiness inside
I’ve run out of places to hide.
they say, “you’ll be okay; you’ll be fine”
but why do my eyes no longer have shine?
I don’t talk of how I feel at all
because my words only hit a wall.
I guess my skin is getting sick of me
but I’ll keep trying to be cheery.
BirdsThe birds are flaunting their wings by meBirds1 year ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Knowing I can't fly.
What a joyful, blissful gift it is
To soar in the sky –
Racing softly through the winds
Up to touch the clouds.
That's the place to look for peace,
More is to be found.
The birds keep piercing through the morning streets
Free of people's vibes.
Reveling in the river's peaceful breeze
I'm only standing by.
Chirping merrily above
They must see best of life,
Making me, the wingless one,
Be glad that I'm alive.
The birds will always frisk across this scene,
Even when I die.
And ungodly hour colors bring
Enlightening sense of life.
No matter what may be,
Birds will be around.
Long as they are here to sing,
You'll be safe and sound.
I Will Still Love YouI know you're not hereI Will Still Love You3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
But that's okay.
Because I know you're still watching me
Every single day.
I do miss your laugh
And even your cry.
I wasn't expecting
The need to say goodbye.
Things happen for a reason
This I know is true.
But no matter where you are
I will always love you.
The Weight of the SunI miss you more than my beating heartThe Weight of the Sun3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Just like my arms around you, it was torn part
And I lost the ability to love once more
I need to piece myself together again
But what's the point? If I'll come undone
Again, inconsolable, under the weight of the sun
That's how I feel without you
How I've felt every day, every moment
I've wanted to say "I love you"
For the longest time, before you left
And as I wipe the tears away
I can`t help but become undone
I`m still bleeding, still hurting
I`m still beating, this heart beat every fleeing
I`ve screwed up too many times to count
Too many times, I`ve got too many doubts
I`m broken beyond belief
Trying to find the light of relief
But it's always fading away
I`m still searching to this very day
Into the dark void of emptiness I reside
And in this pain somehow I still decide
To keep waiting for that special one
Who`ll share with me the weight of the sun
SaviorHow could you do thisSavior1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
To me, to us?
We needed you the most
In that deadly chorus
Of chaos and pain
How could you just
Throw your life away?
Running in the path of flame,
Something that's always on replay
The last thing my eye saw
Was you throwing your life away
I watched in horror
As you were consumed completely
You left us here, alone
In this devastation
That destroyed everything we'd known
I need an answer to my question,
Were we even important?
Or in that single moment,
Were we everything?
Enough to take that blasting?
It was so different
To live without you
But somehow we managed
And now I have a clue
At first I thought
It was a selfish act
But as the years passed
I realised how wrong I was
You would never throw your life away
And become gory puree
Out of shame or pain,
A life lost in vain
No, you had a reason
Though it left our hearts broken
The truth has been unveiled,
Slowly it mends the shattered pieces
A life lost to save another
You used your own body like armor
Unknown II cry in the rain,Unknown I3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
So nobody sees my tears.
I sing when i'm home alone,
So no one can hear me.
I whisper the i love yous,
So you never find out how much i love you.
I keep promises,
So that i can be a better friend.
I tell the truth,
So i keep myself in the right state of mind.
I try for others,
When they have nothing left.
I hold myself up,
So people think i'm ok.