BeautyBeauty rose out of that silent sea,
Her eyes were tepid with wild thunder,
And then she turned and looked at me.
Me; a meagre man who knew no lady fair,
Nor one of care as she snaps my heart asunder.
Beauty flew up to that sinister sky,
Her lips were dark with mad desire,
And then she turned and started to cry.
Cry; a crude curse who knew no mortal smile,
Nor one so vile as she scars my aura in fire.
Beauty stood up on that scarlet skin,
Her locks were rouge with quiet rain,
And then she turned and walked on sin.
Sin; a sordid spirit who knew no lover true,
Nor one in clue as she saves me from my pain.
The Solemn VersesI spend my days awake in the darkness,The Solemn Verses7 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Where going forward in life is but a guess.
Alone I muse on the memories I regret,
Images that floods me in cruel embarrassment,
But I fear not the experiences I won't forget.
So you think you know everything about me?
You understand what makes me truly tick,
And how you can cause my conscience to click.
You really believe everything you hear and see,
To a point where my death is all you'll hold dear.
I spend my nights dead to the nightmare,
Too cold to the rhythmic heartbeats that care.
Alone I ponder on the possessions I bide,
Items that curses me in flawed attainment,
But I hate not the
Paradigm Of The Lost DivineTake my pitiful mind to a better place,Paradigm Of The Lost Divine7 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
So I can see the brightest stars shine,
In that abysmal hope called space.
To reach out and touch a forbidden face,
Is the greatest gift anyone could find.
For I have witnessed in vast wonder,
The eternity before this epic I ponder,
Where no creature would consider his death.
But who am I to declare what is up or down?
Nothing is the name of hell in which I drown.
Take my woeful heart to a lesser worth,
So I can hear the darkest sighs scream,
In that dismal void called birth.
That genesis of so mysterious a mirth,
Is the coldest curse anyone could dream.
For I have listened to past laught
Death Of LegendIgnite hell's biting bullets that scorch and sting,Death Of Legend8 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Against heaven's armies that stand and sing.
When the might of garish gods befalls us all,
Where nations crumble and meek mortals fall,
Then celestial suicide will be our fate's call.
Skies will turn to smoke and seas will burn to steam,
Demons will howl. Angels will die. Men will dream.
To believe in an eternal peace beyond war's breath,
No more to suffer through eyes that despair death,
Never to crumble hearts into pits of blackened dust.
Blind hell's hope that bring waves of ruin and rust,
Against heaven's anguish that bring terror and trust.
When the sight of humble humanity
Rewind/Restart/ReviveWhen all else fails but tears of fear,Rewind/Restart/Revive7 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
When your love is equal to loathing,
And your hatred just keeps on growing.
Making you forever and forever blind,
Let the raindrops take you and rewind.
When all else dies but stares of despair,
When your care is equal to crying,
And your reason just keeps on lying.
Destroying your sadder and sadder heart,
Let the resonance break you and restart.
When all else burns but pores of boredom,
When your hope is equal to howling,
And your liberty just keeps on scowling.
Trusting you'll never and never survive,
Let the righteous kiss you and revive.
Negative ViolationYou take away my pleasure,Negative Violation8 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
You take away my pain,
You stick a stainless blade in deep.
To take the greatest of honesty's treasure,
And never will we hear my beating heart again.
But you lack the guts to understand,
Misery or malice from my point of view.
You take away the most important thing,
That by rights is not even yours,
So here. Right now. You grasp death in a dire hand.
You take away my life,
You take away my love,
You smile a soulless tear to weep.
To strike with the brightest of treachery's knife,
And never will they see my haunting angel dove.
But you fake the cuts to manipulate,
Sin or sorrow from my mind without a
AgonyTurquoise flickers in bathroom silverAgony4 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Janie, are you hiding behind my eyelids?
because I can see you in the mirror
lost in nostalgia and imaginary echoes
There is a rhythm in my irises
Janie, are you listening?
Ceramic and oceans are cold in the summer
Janie, is this the new ice age era?
because I can feel five blades against my throat
sending shivers down my spine
There is a pattern in my flesh
Janie, are you watching?
Calm Before the StormKeep your ears open.Calm Before the Storm7 months ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
Keep your eyes peeled.
Do you see the stampede
penetrating the field?
It's coming for you
and for all you hold dear.
But just look through its walls-
Do you not see fear?
I hear the wind howl.
It rustles the leaves.
It sways the brittle branches
on the half-barren trees.
The enemy is coming forward.
I'm afraid it can see
my future, my whole life,
and all that's inside of me.
Just light a match
if the power goes out.
You will survive this,
I haven't a doubt.
I wish you good luck,
for I must leave now.
I swear I'll return,
I solemnly vow.
The night is all black.
the lights have gone dead.
I'm lighting a match..
The Oppression of PrideSome think that love is the downfall of man,The Oppression of Pride4 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
others think that hate is the essence of sin.
But what about the very concept of pride
that feeds the ego dwelling inside?
I've had my share of seeing such pride
and how it destroys the light in one's eyes.
What once was beautiful turned out to be
the characteristics of deep vanity.
Don't they know, it's the humble soul
that truly surpasses any other jewel?
And if one should think that they are better,
it just ruins their appearance altogether.
So don't let pride consume your heart
and tear your radiant spirit apart.
For if you deny what's real and true,
pride will make a ba
The Me You Tried To CreateWhy do you constantly compare?The Me You Tried To Create8 months ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
I can't be exchanged
For another you prefer
Trying to meet your expectations
Isn't worth it anymore
This silence is louder than my screaming
I'm ready to be heard
I'm done pretending
Somewhere along the way
I lost the me you tried to create
This tiny spark of fight in me
Was more than you could take
The defeat in your eyes
Was the push that was needed
For this fire to ignite
Time to break free and find me
Take control of my life
What happened to moving on
I wanted to take steps forward
But you were already too far gone
Pointing out my flaws
Like they weren't already starring me down
The Black RoseIn between such delicate fingertips;The Black Rose1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
She holds the blackest of roses,
And the dark petals brush her lips.
Her sombre shadow across her face,
Describes the bleakest of life's loses.
Such sweet scent floating in the air;
She breathes in the aroma of the black rose,
That scarlet stem entwines in her raven hair.
Her enchanting eyes are but a glaze,
Those wells of happiness have all but froze.
Thorns of iron dig into her soft skin;
She screams from the pain of that bloody rose,
With it's intoxication of simplistic sin.
Her haunting presence brings haste,
To a silence of a death nearing close.
Shh. (Extension II)Shh, to hear the silent screamShh. (Extension II)7 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
of the girl you used to be.
Don't blink; she'll flash before your eyes.
To let her escape would not be wise.
She's a monster, built of tears and pain.
She'll rip at your soul till no joy remains.
She's out of control, a tangled mess,
Screaming for sorrow, for pain, distress.
It's imperative to keep her locked in cage,
Sealed with your agony, your accumulated rage.
Remember: she'll hurt them, too,
the ones who mean so much to you.
For however you choose to lock her away,
She will demand of you what you cannot pay.
Shock WavesFaces scream of silent painShock Waves6 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Bodies twisted by desires
In castles we build relentlessly
Feelings are forever hidden
Steel and concrete replaced
Pure living and survival
In glass towers beasts indulging
On their unborn children
Let the shock waves come
And pulse through all repulsive
Let them break our brains
And return us to nothing
Gold that serves no purpose
Made-up money with no value
Grins are painted on the walls
Where nobody is laughing
Willingly we blind ourselves
Willingly we chain our bodies
Take the pills they give you
Take sterilised happiness
Let the shock waves come
And burn us 'till we're black
Let the citie
The PossessionAt night I lie awake living in my nightmare,The Possession7 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
With his hideous face with eyes cold and cruel,
Sitting inside the darkness he dares to call my dreams.
He just looks at me with his sinister stare,
And I can define his smirk devouring silent screams.
At night I cry asleep dying in my nightmare,
With his insidious voice with fangs sharp and surreal,
Waiting inside the blackness he bids to stall my breath.
He just smiles at me with his grimacing glare,
And I can touch his desire torturing daylight's death.
At night I die alone haunting in my nightmare,
With his riotous visage with ears bold and brutal,
Listening inside the stillness he
The Tears Of The EarthWhat would you do if the world stopped,The Tears Of The Earth7 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Spinning and swirling to a systematic halt?
Would you climb to a mountain majestically high,
Raise your eyes up to the finite electric universe,
And reflect on the redemption of a death so diverse.
Veins line the black with faults of blood,
And I can hear the crazed howls of horror,
Erupt up from the centre of an empty Earth.
Screams swell to scorch the skies above me,
Where sunlight fades to freeze the faces I see.
What would you do if the world finished,
Falling and frolicking to a fatalistic end?
Would you swim to a sea seductively low,
Embrace your demise in that endless dark space,
EmptinessFeeling empty...Emptiness7 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Feeling cut off from everything else...
There's those times when
You just have to stand up,
Walk away, and be alone...
The little feeling
That something's missing.
The tug of loneliness
Pulling on the chain
Of the collar I'm wearing.
The shackles of dread
And despair keeping me
From running away...
The handcuffs of fear
Stopping me from fighting back.
There's nothing left to do
But to stand off
In the distance...
Staring blankly ahead
At the moving faces.
This empty shell doesn't
It doesn't feel happiness...
But I know one thing...
This soul does.
I wish for someone
Restless Ghosts and Sleeping LanternsHush my child, don't you fearRestless Ghosts and Sleeping Lanterns7 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
The monster's arms will comfort, dear
Lie inside the warm embrace
And dry the tears that track your face
Listen closely to the breeze
That whispers words between the trees
In the dark they'll gently comb
And call you swiftly, safely, home
Smile, darling, shut your eyes
And hear the witches' happy cries
Feel the kindness of their light
The fire licks the coming night
When you're shivering to the bone
Remember, sweet, you're not alone
In the cracks that cross the ground
The beast will keep you safe and sound
Shh my love, no need to weep
I'll sing to you until you sleep
Nothing's scary as it seems
Something SimpleIs this real to you or me,Something Simple9 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Is it as easy as saying something simple as:
Where will we be on the edges of eternity,
What eager eyes will strike us down?
To call this cacophony of celebration,
A life worth living in inept ignorance;
What more could mortality need to thrive?
See those sands of the darkest dunes of devastation,
Where heralds of horror afflict acts of annihilation.
Is this real to you or me,
Is it as easy as saying something simple as:
Where will we be in those lies of lucidity,
What loyal lips will raise us up?
To call this symphony of suffocation,
A death purely dying in insane idiocy;
What more co
The Little BoyThe Little Boy1 month ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
The little boy prayed that perhaps one day,
his mommy and daddy with him would play.
Mommy seemed too busy with him to stay,
daddy's never home to play anyway.
He prayed this way...
Dear Father in heaven I love you so,
hear these words from Tommy down here below.
I promise to be good, and this I know,
your love is like a river, it ever flows.
He went to bed and dreamt the night away,
playful dreams and happy thoughts did hold sway.
When he rose he hoped today would be the day,
that mommy and daddy with him would stay.
But as he looked around, he knew they'd gone,
off to live their lives leaving him alone.
The nanny made him toast, gave th
The BulliedThe Bullied.The Bullied6 months ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
He never enjoyed going to school.
He used to bunk whenever he had the chance.
Although he was not one for breaking the rules.
He refused to submit to their ignorant demands.
He told his teachers about his problems.
How he got bullied every lunch and break time.
They said they would find a rapid way to solve them.
Somehow his confessions filtered through the grape vine.
The bullying became more intense and extreme.
He began wearing long sleeved t-shirts to hide the marks.
He knew his parents would only label him as a troubled teen.
But he yearned for their understanding and supportive remarks.
Eventually he tried tal