Nonexistent PerfectionShe dreams of perfectionNonexistent Perfection2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The perfect guy, sitting next to her
His perfect smile, shining down at her
His perfect arms, wrapped around her
His perfect voice, soothing as he speaks
His perfect everything, perfectly with her
His words gentle, loving, genuine
He would never lie to her.
He would never cheat on her.
He would never hurt her.
He would never stop talking to her.
He's perfect, remember?
She sits alone
Hurt, indecisive, and unknowing
Of why this dream can't be real.
She waits by herself for something to happen.
Nothing ever does.
She has been hurt.
Hurt by her own imagination.
Confront Your StormsIf only you knew.Confront Your Storms2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I've said those words infinite times,
Repetition streaming like raindrops,
Pounding, pounding, pounding
In a torrent.
The more I think them,
The greater the storm.
If only you knew.
Some days I step outside to a trickle,
Other days a surly drizzle
That merely inconveniences.
I duck my head,
Pop out my umbrella,
And continue on to class.
If only you knew.
Other days a flash flood of tears
And half-rational thoughts
Drown my feet in whirling combinations
And a thousand other emotions
Too complex to state by name.
Words turn to mud,
Mud to mires.
Then the only clear words within me are,
"If only you knew."
If only you knew.
Somewhere else on the planet you reside,
A massive urban landscape
Where you rarely step outside,
Or even hear the pitter-patter of rain
Tapping on your windows,
Asking to be let in.
You ignore the raindrops,
Don't want to know the weather.
But if only you knew.
Once I descended down from the storms I wreak
And knocked o
Living a Lie.Living a Lie.Living a Lie.2 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
You say things you don't mean when you're angry.
You call me a waste of space and that you can't stand me.
When the dust settles you say you don't mean it.
You say I should know better than to believe it.
As usual I foolishly upkeep your illusive hold on me.
I allow you to mute my thoughts and take control of me.
You promise and reassure me that it will never happen again.
That this is the last time and you will put it all to an end.
But I know promises only comfort fools,
Who readily allow others to pull the wool
Over our eyes because it is easier to swallow the lies.
Can it be a mistake if it happens more than twice?
Despite my preaching I can never take my own advice.
I've realised that this aggression is a part of you
And because I can never dare to part from you.
I have to believe the love you have for me is true.
Sometimes you have to take a lie not for what it is
But for the truth and reality it suspends.
Withdraw your vengeful tongue and revert it into a kiss.
EnzymaticIn my tears I drowned for youEnzymatic2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
when my cries could not grow fingers to r e a c h ;
you were apathy wrapped in silent smiles,
which touched and made to feel.
I felt youdiscovered you,
like children sent scavenging for
hidden notes and clues;
you were a jagged jigsaw puzzle
lovingly pieced together
Done in silence,
through studied observations
and tentative smiles aimed at shoulder blades;
you would never grant me access
if you knew my subtle intimacy
left one-sided and aching like
goodbyes rolled into single nights of warmth.
You were my radiance,
illuminating internal corners
until I believed that I, too, could shine as bright;
it appears only some are meant to be the sun.
I am LoveEverywhere I turnI am Love2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
There's another love song.
Living ColorsI always choose to notice his colorsLiving Colors2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
they make him who he is
a cosmic blue, a sparkling blonde, a pink from my favorite sunset.
creeping into my view as we first meant
tinted lights tease me as I begin to stare
a luminous glow you've achieved
just being alive
just standing there
if I could only touch you
but one can't touch a color
can't touch a mood or feel
can't touch a rhythm beating in the ears
I realize you are beauty
but please understand
you must find someone able to wield the living colors in their hands
well, I'd only drown
Broken PiecesIn an instantBroken Pieces2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Pick up the pieces
Bond them with the glue of mistrust
Re-frame that perfect picture
That you hold so dear
HumanityHumans...Humanity2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
What a delightfully
Wonderful and intricate
Species we are.
We birth our young
And care for them.
We provide ourselves
Food, water, and shelter.
Save animals from pain,
Hatred and scorn.
But on the same token...
We do nothing but hurt,
We are the most creative
And destructive backstabbers...
This world has ever seen.
Water water everywhere, and not a drop to drinkI try and tell myself I don't careWater water everywhere, and not a drop to drink2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
That none of it really matters at all.
But how can this at all be fair,
And why does it hurt me when no one calls.
I can't point the blame;
It's my fault, I know.
I built walls thinking others did the same,
Now I'm alone in my castle; I reap what I sow.
Tall grey walls, and tall grey towers
Keep me from what I crave so dearly.
My isolated fort merely embowers,
And locks me to my fate sincerely.
Is it possible to be alone,
When surrounded by a sea?
It cannot, yet I sit here upon my throne:
My filled empty Kingdom stretched before me.
But gradually it's all ending,
I am crushed by thick shawls.
I can feel myself suffocating,
And I know I'm lost in my own silent halls.