DauntlessHey-yo Daddy-oDauntless1 year ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
I'm as fast as fast can go
Ginger slip and taunting air
Spicy bounding twirling dare
Hill and dale and in between
Tagging chasing vanilla cream
Foxy loxy's so darned clever
Thinks to eat me by the river
Upside down and inside out
Foaming pouting fuzzy snout
I'm as fast as fast can go
You can't catch me; don't you know?
LonelyIn a crowded room,Lonely6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
But no one hears me screaming,
Hundreds of people surround me,
But I've never felt so alone.
I don't need just anyone,
But god, do I need someone,
Why can I long for people,
But never say a word.
I tell myself I'm stronger than that,
And hate to admit I'm weak,
That I may wake up one day,
To find it is true.
That maybe I do need someone to hear me scream,
And scream with me as loud as they can,
Till our eardrums burst from the sound,
And drown out all my lonliness.
Crayon SoulmatesDear Stars,Crayon Soulmates2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I have a bone to pick with you. You see, when I was six, I called myself the nowhere girl... and I coloured myself a soulmate. I made him on crumpled sheets, with broken pieces of crayon, on a playground that was too busy wondering whether growing up entailed stealing your mother's cigarettes and your father's dirty magazines (I suppose I was already wise enough to know that growing up meant choosing one of the many ways of breaking yourself in two.)
I hope you remember him, stars...he was important to me (My mother threw that drawing away on my seventh birthday and told me that girls are not supposed to have such dreams.).
He had hair as ebony as deep onyx and a smile that never grew up (Peter Pan would have been proud). He was magic in soul form, and smelled like cinnamon and the earth after it has rained. His eyes rivaled a lions on the best of his youth, his words were story shaped. His skin was an ink coloured canvas of wonder and even in crayon he was a sight of awe.
RerunThese reruns are growing tediousRerun2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Girl meets girl, tumbles and blushes
Couldn't subtle her way out of a paper bag
Longing from a safe distance
Chance left undisturbed
In favour of certainty and monotony
A yearning poem or two
Easier said than done
And then, a new pretty face
The same episode again
MemoryWe sit down beneathMemory1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
our favorite tree
who only shares its shade
with you and me.
Crack open that picnic
basket, let's start to eat,
enjoying it with
critters at our feet.
Do you remember how
you and I
fell for each other? Oh, how
our love reaches the sky.
Your smile simply melts
all of my worries away.
Don't you see how our love
continues to grow each day...?
"Who are you?"
RebirthHumanity is greatly flawed,Rebirth6 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
a simple, obvious fact.
but thoughts are not the telltale signs,
it's all on how we act.
While evil lies in all of us,
both honest men and fakes.
This doesn't make us demon born,
just...human (with mistakes).
These faults are no mere fixtures,
that stand and forever remain,
they can be altered and improved,
to bring beauty out from stain.
Strengthen your character,
and harden your resolve.
heighten all your morals,
and watch yourself evolve.
Let the old friends point and jeer,
"your new life isn't real!
You're still that evil man you were,
who chose to lie and steal."
Does anyone else among us
find it more than strange,
that perception is impossible
between hypocrisy and change?
lowercasei carve insignificant poetry into my tonguelowercase1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
and hope the world will pardon the lack of
bated silence, for i write in nothing but
despondent screams and uppercase;
i've forgotten how to let everything go
and i'm tired of my incessant howling,
because it seems to me that the quiet
words are the ones that are the most
AimlessSpring forgot how to begin anew,Aimless1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
so Winter stole her amnesic heart and tossed it to the wolves.
"Devour me," the stars seemed to beg;
so Gravity plunged them into the ocean's nebulous depths.
These lips no longer offer hymns up to fallen gods—
so Fate sacrificed herself for the chance to be reborn.
Diamonds And GlassA human soul is like a glass vase. So fragile, so easy to break. Just one touch, and it can shatter into a thousand shards. So many pieces that not even a lifetime would be enough turns of the clock to meld it all back together.Diamonds And Glass2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
So instead of being glass...
Why don't we turn our souls into diamonds instead?
After all, diamonds are one of the strongest materials to be found in nature that can be shaped into something beautiful.
Who wants to be seen as glass that can be pulverized with the slightest of pressure, when instead you can be viewed as one of the most durable and gorgeous souls in the world?
They say beauty is only skin deep,so hand over that defected scalpel in your bloodless handsThey say beauty is only skin deep,1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
and watch carefully as I peel away this tainted skin
to make way for my blackened and corrupted
And everyone can finally see
the grotesque monster that lies deep within
this soiled excuse they seem to enjoy calling
If beauty is in the eye of the beholder,
then why is it that I can't stand
gazing upon my reflection
every time I pass by a mirror?
Following HerFingertips brush away stray hairs, arms are secure around her shouldersFollowing Her6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
He watches her, like her own dearest angel
While he sleeps on the other side of the world, his sleeping seconds belong to her
He wants her to claim him, sending living hints in his waking words
She puts to clues together but doubts their reality
Frustrated sighs in the sun and under the clouds
Their separate reasons are close to the same revelation
They are each other, connected by unseen fibers stretching
Threatening to snap them together
He draws the curve of her smile in his mind, the shine in her eyes
She tries to taste him around her, not quite failing nor quite succeeding
Clueless wandering, orbiting around her
Hysteria rising in his throat, he screams against her skin
Cries into her neck, she only feels the memory of whispers
Locking his eyes on her face, he steps back to reality
Dreaming of when shell join him there
For YouYour heart may bleed diamonds,For You2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
but they all they see is dust.
Your soul may run black with ink,
yet they see it as pandemonium.
The miasmas you feel in your mind are not discord,
but a precious, beautiful gift meant solely for you.
The letters care not
however you arrange them;
perfection is perfection
when it comes from your veins.
These worlds exist for you created them—
there is no such thing as
as long as you know their universes.
Cry and laugh and weep and smile,
for the blossoms you water shall grow
into a microcosm of your own design.
You are a god and a king,
a queen and a demon,
whose words shall turn
heartstrings to gold.
Freedom is the only chain you must break in half,
life is the only prison you must escape from,
and the truth is the only lie you must forget.
Vengeful phantoms in a corporeal form walk the earth;
humanity will spite you for you let
-My mind-1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
s h u t u p.
Too many "fuck you's"
that morph into
drip off this
Try and make it better. Fail. Try again. Break down.
So many faults
that seem to just
turn me into someone
Look into the mirror. See nothing but a clone. Fabrication. No longer me.
I stare and want
to break that glass
so that I can also
b r e a k.
Try and say something. Turns into nothing but rage. Take it out on you.
This shattered heart
only wants to make it
and become one again.
"I want to hate you."
"But I can't."
"So I hate me instead."
"But why won't this stop?"
"Why can't you make it stop?"
"...it's not my fault."
Say what you want to say. Honest brutality.
"H E L P M E"
It's time for me to
s h u t u p.
The Boy and His MachineShe whispered softly in his ear,The Boy and His Machine2 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
So no one else could hear..
"Sometimes you see right through me,
Like I am made of glass,
You see my rusted soul,
And my heart made of brass.
Can you see the wires,
Underneath my skin?
And can you see the nuts and bolts,
That holds everything in?
I'm slowly falling apart,
And there's nothing you can do,
I'm not a toy that can be mended,
With needles, thread or glue.
Don't try and fix me,
This is how it's always been,
You my boy are human,
And I am a machine."
By Liezyl Steyn
Sea Gem Sea GemSea Gem2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I stand on the cliff, above the deep blue.
One step forwards, then I threw
My heart, attached to a line and a hook,
A symbol of the endless pain that I took.
Now I shall fish and I shall wait,
Wishing that someone would take my bait.
This would be my only hope,
Ending feelings that I couldn't cope,
Now, where is my sweet darling bliss?
I had loved the way she used to kiss,
But that was all in the past,
Of course love never lasts,
She left without even a kiss good-bye,
While I was left all alone to cry,
She was my shining Sea Gem,
Will she ever love me again?
My Sea Gem's heart was set on the Mage,
Now it's his turn to run the stage,
I simply sat back and watched it unfold,
He took her hand and her heart was sold.
I wanted to cover my eyes and turn away,
Hoping that this vision wouldn't stay,
I can feel my lip quiver and a broken tear,
Now all I want is to disappear,
My cheeks are flushed and polished,
After watching all my hopes get demolished,
My precious Sea Gem, why
Taste of AshTaste of Ash3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Taste the ash
The ash on your tongue
The ash born from the flames that once burned within you
You were once this flame
Blinded by the fires
The heat consumed you
But they are gone now
They died with you
They died with your will
Your will to live
Your will to breathe
Your will to see the sunlight, or even moonlight
You say you are trapped within these shadows
But there are no shadows here
There would have to be light for there to be shadows
Shadows are dark, but so is ash
Taste the ash
The ash from inside you
catch me if you cani'd like to smear ashescatch me if you can1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
over bloody heathen lips
and twist burnt corsages
around the maypole.
this rotten witch's heart
would love to curse you all.
disease has never looked so
lovely, i do declare, crawling
up your blistering limbs.
in case you are not aware—
love kills slowly, but revenge tastes so sweet,
so i'll just tip-toe off of this cliff
and embrace the beast awaiting for me below.
Orange skinOrange skin2 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Your orange skin makes me warm in December
like the Sea is a blanket to the sand
and the Sun nurtures youth to our land
i'll be Your pocket -
You may keep all Your secrets inside of me
be shy and be not
there's nothing You should be afraid of
while You're here, with me
on this Pale Blue Dot.