I Fake It So WellI Fake It So WellI Fake It So Well4 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
The things I hate about me
Are all the things that people can't see.
'Oh!' They say, 'What pretty eyes!'
Don't they know I'm empty inside?
'Grow your hair! It was so lovely long!'
Living up to everyone's standards just feels wrong.
'We only judge you by what's on the outside
We don't care what you hide.'
'So long as you live up to our codes
So long as it's the photogenic side you show.'
Don't take me wrong, the compliments make me smile
Reassures me that I hide well what within has been defiled.
'Look! Again, your freckles are cute!'
Does it matter that my heart is destitute?
Nod and laugh at my hilarious jokes
Forget about my rotting yolk.
If I get a little skinnier do you think I'd be beautiful then?
How about the way I suck in my abdomen?
How about we fuck until my hips shatter.
Maybe that will stop this pesky chatter
Clicking about inside my brain
Telling me to accept your chains.
On and on, your voices carry the heat
Of your vanity and acrid deceit.
Your Body Cried CrimsonYour Body Cried CrimsonYour Body Cried Crimson4 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Behind the pretty words hides a mouth of razor fangs
Quite frankly, I'm completely deranged.
So few know what lurks in my mind
What nightmare places exist for you to find.
At times I picture kissing your lips
All the while my knife slips
Into your innards and rips
Away your trust.
Stacked behind the allure of my pale eyes
Are rows and rows of myself in disguise.
The masks I wear to convince you that you're safe
Alone, you realize you're the victim I've raped.
I took away your innermost emotions
And placed them within the hands of my devotion.
Now you're trapped in my toxic web
I swallow you and you sink like lead
To the bottom of my heart.
The way I love is violent at best.
For instance, I'd like to tear your heart from your chest
And drink away the nectar of your affection.
Your body, subject to my dissection.
In this game, only I will win.
My tongue is dripping your blood and sin,
Drop by drop it sprays away
And from you, your life I take
Pride, SwallowPride, SwallowPride, Swallow3 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Echo, be thine light
Shine unto me and crave
Illness of separation
From self to dust
And spread me thin
Among the seeds
Of infinite eyes
Glancing at thee
Acrid is the ardor
Of pleasures bound
Thus forward I see
To seek and surround
The pews of myself
With the deadened doubt
Wither the flowers of mourning
And watch thine tears shine
A scarlet mist my lungs release
To shower my pale flesh
Expose the will of the weak
Tear down the barbed fences
Allot this space
It's mine and solitude
Drawn in chalk
Down your spine
As a winter chill
To ice thy eyes
Weather this torment
As a storm of needles
The end, once in sight
Will be a sour reward
I paint the blade
Across the surface
Of an unending day
And forget to regret
All the things that I'm
Too cowardly to say
The Greedy OneThe Greedy OneThe Greedy One4 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I've ripped and torn you up.
Don't you see the damage I inflict?
Where eternal devotion should be swimming
Is nothing more than a severe deficit.
What I owe you, what is due?
I won't let you take it, it belongs to me,
And I refuse to give it away.
Don't make me burn you with my third degree.
Keep asking me what it means
And I'll still have no answers to give.
Torture yourself wondering
How you'll live.
So you'll never let me go?
You cling to me until you suck me away.
Already I'm hollowing out
How long will you make me pay?
DOA from our hearts to our souls.
Lift me, drop me, shatter me to bits.
Kick through my mountain of ashes.
Toss about your insults, call me heartless.
Stop searching my eyes, they're empty.
The abysmal result of what we've done.
Telling one another how we could be,
But you know I'm not the one.
Still, you won't admit it.
You've sliced me pretty deep.
Those hooks in my chest
Make me lose sleep.
I don't have the strength
To keep telling yo
The End Eats MeThe End Eats MeThe End Eats Me3 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
When it's decided, and we'll have nothing
But nothing is always something
And something means everything
Tear me down, my love gone astray
Do we have it in us
To break the manacles of misfortunates
Really, we've risen and I'm dispensable
But you refuse to acknowledge such misguidance
I'm not trash and you won't throw me away
This divide is where you've permeated
The stigma of my love
Love, what more to say
List the ways I can make your day
And I'll give all of myself to the task
Take me, if nothing else, that's something
Someone more than a lover
More than forever
No less than everything I've ever dreamed
While you rush, dissolve my doubts
Slip the chalky white of you passed my lips
Inside me, where you should be
A pill printed, singular heart
Drug away the formidable foe
What corrupts my smile
If we become infinite would you still give it all?
Fist in my chest, clutch me
Fuse with me, become one with me
The one where we called the apex
Our eulogy of passi
Content With Nothing, I Am NotContent With Nothing, I Am NotContent With Nothing, I Am Not4 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Angela Malzow 2013
I've broken into your mind.
Yes, it was me this time.
No worries, we're not behind
On the contract we signed.
My peg leg needs a good wind
So I can totter on to find
A way for us to bind.
The malignant charade
Of our midnight parade
Has erased the scarlet shade
Of our passions, which fade.
Of all the farewells bade,
To heartache we've been enslaved
By the temptations we evade.
Will you let me see the side,
that you are always trying to hide?
All the things upon which we divide
Our malefic intents from our rotting insides?
No, really, I know we've tried
To make the best of this game of spies and the spied.
Among the dense garbage of the aftermath we preside.
Take into yours my clammy flesh
And hesitate not to infest
The very core of my chest.
That you and I should mesh
Into the solitude of a single caress.
Stomp and smash your heels upon the pests
Who are shackled by their ideals so repressed.
We chide and abide by our ideals
Afraid to e
Given ToGiven ToGiven To4 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Whispers persuade the darkness
Caresses of Insanity's hands
Demanding my attention
Whose voice hisses in my ear?
Dripping with Yearning's bite
Sharpness of teeth scraping my skin
Promise to reveal me
Liquid passion lapping control
Willpower collapses and I succumb
To the velvet heartbeat filling me
With tides of chaos
Leaving me wanting
Descent into the ThornsDescent into the ThornsDescent into the Thorns4 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Angela Malzow 2013
For what you make me see
The things that have been tarnished so long
I can only scratch the surface grime
But you tender my dying flame
How hideous I must seem
Viewing me from the inside
Taking chunks of my heart
And roasting them over the pits of Hell
I don't think you mind though
The surreptitious vibe we're getting
A frequency I haven't tuned into a while
I turn my ear to the sky and hope to hear
Your words on the breeze
Take my broken pieces and polish them
Among the tide of bloodied yearnings
Fill the holes of my soul
You made me see you
Now that I do, I don't want to close my eyes.