Love is that cutey
Who's in your science class.
Love is how you blush
When they look your way.
Love is the tingle
You get when they say "Hi."
Love is how your heart pounds
When you're close to them.
Love is the joy
You feel as a couple.
Love is the rush
You get when you kiss.
Love is the excitement
You have when they say "I do."
Love is the care
You two show for your children.
Love is the fear
You feel when the hospital calls.
Love is the dread
You feel as you make your way there.
Love is the sorrow
You feel when they're gone.
Love is the memories
You have of that cutey.
Keeping a SecretKeeping a SecretKeeping a Secret2 years ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
I cross my heart and hope to die,
If I ever tell you a lie.
Then why am I not dead?
I know I am in my head.
If I told you what I see,
You would never forgive me.
'Truth' is such an important word.
It can cage you up like a bird.
Or let you soar and be free.
It's only now that I see
That you never loved me.
You think I'm full of glee
But I will never let you know
That I am putting on a show.
No Way OutNo Way OutNo Way Out2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
They are closing in around me.
Slowly but surely
Closing me off from the world.
No one can interpret
My subtle clues.
They can't decipher
My complicated mind.
It'll just spin you
Round and round
Until you lose your footing,
And hit the ground.
I just can't do it.
I can't put you in my shoes.
You don't deserve to suffer.
Even if you did cause my pain.
I can't break down this wall.
I can't get around this roadblock.
I can't climb up this mountain.
I can't say what I feel.
Everywhere I look,
It's there again.
Never leaving my side.
Never letting me forget.
Forcing me to run and hide
In the recesses of my mind.
Now I can't see the light.
Now I can't be heard.
Now I can't get out.
There's no way out.
EyesEyesEyes1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
No matter how hard I try,
I can't run away from these feelings.
I can't cover them up,
Or say they're nonexistent.
You fill all of my thoughts.
You make my heart skip a beat.
I can't help but smile when I think of you.
Or when I think of us.
You holding me close and no longer joking,
Tells me all I need to know.
Your heart skipped a beat too.
You felt what I've been feeling all along.
But you let go.
You ran away from what you felt.
From what your heart told you.
But no matter how hard you try,
You can't run away from those feelings.
You can't cover them up,
Or say they're nonexistent,
Because when you held me close
And the joking stopped,
You could no longer lie
About the love I saw in your eyes.
Under the RainUnder the RainUnder the Rain2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
How can I tell you the truth?
How can I say what I feel?
How can you just go off
And ignore me for days
Then expect me to talk to you
Like nothing happened?
Why should I hug you
When you need a hug?
Why can't you do that for me?
Do you really want to know
How I feel?
Can you really handle the truth?
What do you think?
Don't you know how I feel?
I've tried to tell you before.
I can't tell you how I feel
If you won't listen.
All you do is ask for help
When you're hurt
But you never want to see
That side of me.
How can I tell you the truth
If you don't want to hear it?
How can you help me
If you don't want to get wet
And I'm under the rain?
BeautifulIf I told you I loved you,Beautiful2 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Would you believe it?
If I told you you're beautiful,
Could you see it?
You're letting your insecurities get in the way
Of a compliment that could make your day.
You bring yourself down and you won't believe
The things you deny are the things I see
On rainy days you're a little down from the rain
I wanna be the one who washes away your pain
Here's a reminder when you forget,
Here's a reminder when you're upset:
You're beautiful in every little thing you do,
You beat yourself up, but I know what's true,
You're funny. You're friendly.
You're strong and smart.
Disagree, but I know you're kind at heart.
*You're the prettiest girl that I know,
You don't need makeup to let that show
Any guy is dumb for just choosing looks
He should use his brain or hit some books
But you're still beautiful, inside and out
I could say that without a doubt
I hope I've done good at making you day
Or at least put a smile across your face
That's the best part about you,
Standing StillStanding StillStanding Still2 years ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
I cannot think straight anymore.
I really need to see you now.
But you just turn and close the door.
To hide my tears, my head will bow.
I always seem to wait for you
But you never do wait for me.
It is sad that I always knew
This is how it was meant to be.
You gave me a horrible scar.
You really pretened to care.
You bit me like the snake you are.
Yet you look like a teddy bear.
Left alone on this silent hill,
You'll always see me standing still.
AbandonedAbandonedAbandoned2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Am I alone,
Do I choose to be by myself?
Is it just that no one is around?
Or did everyone leave me?
Did I do something wrong?
Did I put this upon myself?
Was it my lies?
Did I push everyone away?
Or did they push me away?
Is this my fate?
To be forever alone?
To cry myself to sleep every night?
For no one to hold me tight,
Or to talk to me,
Or ask what's going on with me?
Am I alone?
Or am I
High WaterIt took eleven weeks for my stomach to stop turning.High Water2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
White water reality, broken hands, splintered paddles.
If you ever felt inclined to place your head against my chest again,
you wouldn't hear a heart beat over the roar of water in my lungs.
If you ever desired to wrap your arms around my waist,
you would find that there is far less warmth to hold onto.
For now, we drown in the perfect darkness of canyon waters.
Like infant gods, we chose to carve these wounds into
the very foundation of our fabricated universe.
Deeper than the initials of youthful lovers.
Further inward, past yellow bone and soured marrow.
We've been forever spoiled by the idea of our own greatness.
(But when my body washes upon the shore, I will always try to find you.)
I Think I Love YouI Think I Love YouI Think I Love You1 year ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
I think I love you.
But how do I know if these feelings are true?
Is there one, simple way to say
That I think of you each day?
My breath always seems to catch
When I think we're a perfect match.
Could you say the same thing?
Am I your queen and you're my king?
Would your face turn a different hue
If you said "I think I love you too"?
If we had the courage to say how we feel,
This situation could be more ideal.
I wouldn't have to wonder when I saw you,
If you had these feelings too.
Is there a point to my stomach turning in knots,
And my face becoming flushed and hot?
Can you tell my heart skips a beat
Every single time we meet?
I can't help but to look deeply into your eyes,
And feel a love that brings surprise.
I get so lost in your eyes, words, and smile
That I hope our conversation will last a while.
But sadly we will have to say goodbye,
And all I can do is sigh.
I wish there was no longer the fear
To whisper in my ear,
"I want to be with you,
Because I think I
On the Way DownI'm just aOn the Way Down2 years ago in Emotional More Like This
who's in love
if I caused you
I couldn't resist.
You pulled me in
elastic rubber band.
I banged up my
shins and even
on the way down,
I didn't even make
I won't be
till I'm asleep
in your arms.
Remember MeRemember MeRemember Me2 years ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
Everyday is the same.
I'm just playing life's game.
I need something new
So I don't stay blue.
When I try to tell one,
They don't listen, they run.
I just take this abuse like a pill
Even though it makes me fall ill.
Now I know why the caged bird sings.
It wants to stop this painful sting.
I have made a vow
That forces me to bow.
I help them like I am their slave
Because my life is what I gave.
Tears try to run down my face
Like they are about to race.
I cannot let them pass
Or I'll look like an ass
Who will throw a fit
Because they got hit.
I can't take this another day.
I am going to end this play.
With a handful of pills,
My mouth is what fills.
After a final yawn,
I am finally gone.
When my face hits the tile,
All that's left, is my smile.
A Happy EndingA stranger walked by a crying little girl,A Happy Ending2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Tear and blood stains on her sleeves
He asked, "Darling are you okay?" She nodded.
He took her heart and then took leave.
A small boy crossed the little girl,
Mascara crawling down her face,
He asked how she was and she sighed, "Fine."
He grabbed her toys and left with no trace.
A lonely mother glanced at the girl,
Bleeding out in the middle of the street.
She asked her nothing, too weighed down with grief,
And stole the shoes off the young girl's feet.
The girl's soul mate was crawling by,
Bleeding, in pain, with a fever hot.
When the girl lied and said she was okay,
He kissed her and whispered, "No you're not."
Daddy, Please Daddy....Daddy, don't lie to me, I wanna knowDaddy, Please Daddy....2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Where is she hiding, and why did she go?
Daddy, don't lie to me, please, pretty please
It's like I can hear her voice within the breeze.
Daddy, don't lie to me, where did she run?
Daddy, I know all the things you have done.
Daddy, don't lie to me, I've seen her scars
Hidden from me like the faraway stars.
Daddy, don't tell me, I don't wanna hear
I'm hoping these thoughts are just worries, just fears.
Daddy, don't tell me, I can't stand the facts
I just wanna think this is some silly act.
Daddy, I love you, you know this is true
But honestly, why do you do what you do?
Daddy, I saw you when you pushed her down
She screamed and she cried, and you made not a sound.
Daddy, I saw you when you stabbed her back
She fell to the floor and again, you attacked.
Daddy, I saw when you stole her goodbyes
And Daddy, I saw when you silenced her cries.
Daddy, don't lie to me, I know the truth...
You hurt her, you killed her, you've darkened my youth.
Daddy, don't hu
The Lonely Drug DealerHey girlThe Lonely Drug Dealer2 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Whataya got for me?
Have you got a cure?
I'll trade my life for yours
Oh, your heart tastes just like sugar
Just one more
Whataya got for me?
Give me a sweet word
And I'll give you my life
And you give me yours
Give me a smile
I'll lock you around my wrist
For every second of your time
Baby, I need your kiss
Suck the colour from your lips
Let me take the colour from your lips
You're better than the one before
You're sweeter than the first
But you won't be the last
'Cause it all runs out too fast
But don't leave me
Don't leave me now
Don't leave me ever
I won't let us wear out
Just one more
Have you got one more?
Desperation will kill me
Quicker than the light in your heart
I'll take your sympathy
If it comes with your love
Whataya got for me?
Have you got a cure?
W H E NWhen the wind gets strongW H E N2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
When your feet fall through
When you've gone too long
I'll be here for you
When your track takes turns
When you're still too scared
When life's fire burns
Know I'll be there
When the tide lifts up
When you get tied down
When you're lost in love
Then I'll be around
When you're too far out
When you can't stop tears
When you're scared as hell
Know I'll still be here
DetrimentalLike scars on your wristsDetrimental2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Your eyes told it all
And everyone who saw them
Was irrevocably enthralled
Like the drugs on this table
Your smile was addictive
Was all that it afflicted
Like a schizophrenia patient
Your voice rang in our heads
Making it impossible to forget
A single word that you said
Like the worst alcoholic
You had me constantly inebriated
With you, my worst feelings
Were immediately alleviated
Some might say I should stay away
Because you're so dastardly
But that's what makes it fun
Because I like what's bad for me.
A Letter To My BodyDear my body,A Letter To My Body1 year ago in Emotional More Like This
Here I bestow an official apology for all the things I put you through.
The spirits, substances and so-called foods that you are forced to consume and digest against your will.
For every last hormone-changing pill.
For every time I slide a razor across your tender skin to cut back hair again and again.
For every time I deprive you of sleep when you are already so deprived of energy. And then the days when I refuse to get out of bed and so you miss the sunlight.
I apologise for wanting to hurt you when I'm in need of emotional rehabilitation.
For biting the skin on your fingers when I'm nervous.
For previously feeding you the carcasses of once living beings even when deep down I felt it was wrong to do so.
I'm sorry for putting you in such danger of hearing damage - through all the times I listen to my iPod with the music blaring loudly through my earphones, and the times I spend at the front rows of concerts, the speakers so powerful I can feel the vibrations running thro
SacrificeSacrificeSacrifice1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
So much anger built up inside.
Feelings of betrayal burn up my heart.
But you don't even care.
You don't care that my heart aches
Every time I see you.
You don't care that I'm putting on a fake smile
Just to keep you happy.
You don't care that I sacrifice my own happiness
So you can remain in your ignorant bliss.
I live by one rule.
"Do onto others as you wish they'd do to you."
I don't wish for anyone to break my heart,
Watch all of the pieces fall to the floor,
And then burn them to ash.
Or to disregard my feelings
And throw them away like trash.
So I never do that to anyone else.
I don't play their heart for my own gain.
I don't end a friendship because of a little crush.
I don't back away because I'm afraid.
And leave the other person
Stunned and looking stupid.
I do my best to be kind,
Or do I not do that?
Is there a time that I was so horrible
That I have all of this bad karma built up?
Is that why I hurt so much?
Or is it that no one cares
Love ExplainedLove Explained:Love Explained2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Her breath was quint.
Like all her romances
She was neither too early
Nor too late.
Black satin disguised rapture,
Leather hid desire.
Lace held her secrets
And silk beckoned fire.
On the balls of her feet
She stood transfixed.
The man in the shadows,
So handsome, a beauty
Tinged in pure mocha,
And she bet just as rich!
Lust burned deep in those eyes
And bared deep in the grin.
His silhouette, in the darkened alley
Oozed with sex,
With strength and masculine confidence.
Well, that was
Up until that ebony keyed
Ivory piano fell
From five flights out the window
Onto the poor man's head.
You said hello as you walked away.You knocked on my door, when I had already left the apartment.You said hello as you walked away.8 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
You whispered "I want you back", once I had gone deaf.
You called me constantly, when my number was not in service.
You said you had my back, when all I could see was yours.
© Rocio Belinda Mendez
Empty Without YouEmpty Without YouEmpty Without You1 year ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
This hollow, emptiness I feel inside
Came from what I no longer want to feel.
I had decided to no longer hide
What my heart had accepted to be real.
I fell head over heels in love with you.
I couldn't mask the feelings that had grown.
You made me believe fairy tales were true
When I thought I saw the same feelings shown.
But love enjoys seeing me deal with pain.
It loved how my heart sank when you said "No."
It loves to see me surrounded by rain.
It took away Juliet's Romeo.
Now this has left me with nothing but tears.
Now I have completely cried my heart out.
Now you have resounded all of my fears.
Now you are what I have to live without.
Down ShiftThere is this weight on my chestDown Shift1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
A hand in my rib cage
Wrapped tightly around my heart
Leaving no room for my lungs to expand
Slowly, slowly I'm losing all my breath
My eyes are beginning to respond
Leaking water from some reserve in my soul
An endless supply of crystal clear drops
Warm and salty running down by gravity
There is a sickness in my gut
The need to vomit comes and goes when it wants
Like someone hit the eject button
But it got stuck and now it won't come up
My heart feels tight, claustrophobic in it's place
A tumble of razor wire wrapped around it tight
Piercing the vulnerable flesh beneath
Allowing warm, irony blood to seep out of its confines
My eyes don't know what to do
Because their only view is through cracked and dirty lenses
The edges of our world have become fuzzy
And below us, there is a hole in the ground
Like a gaping mouth, waiting to swallow us whole
ApathyI don't remember what it feels like to loveApathy2 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
And I'd have waited forever
But it wouldn't have been enough
I'm not lonely, though I have a lot of pride
But I have no reason to stay here and hide
I don't remember what it feels like to care
I've never had the pleasure
of whispered sonnets in my ear
You can blame this on my apathy
And my lack of heart
But in this mind I've got better things to do
Than be your missing part
I don't remember what it feels like to cry
Over someone else's apathy
And lack of heart for me
I don't remember
What it feels like to care
About someone else's words
That I never wanted to hear
I don't remember
No, I don't remember
The time that you loved me,
I don't remember
Yeah, I can't remember
The time that I loved you,
yeah, yeah, yeah
And I don't remember
What it feels like to feel
What it feels like to
And I don't remember
What it feels like to love
I'll never wait forever
'Cause I've had enough
I'm not brokenI’m not brokenI'm not broken1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
I don’t have a second part
I am whole
Like I was from the start
I have one heart
And blood in my veins
I won’t fall apart
From the things you say
I have these eyes
And they’re unique
They tell no lies
Only what you seek
I have this soul
But it’s dark inside
It reflects my world
It shows you my life
I have this road
Though I have no love
I don’t need salvation
I have my choice
It belongs to me
And my own voice
Will set me free