Lovely WeatherWalking home is ecstasy when clouds decide to cry
To pout with their big puffy lips and spin the wind around
Creating a ballet too elegant to be seen by the eyes of man
It's simply too bad that more people aren't crazy enough
To reach up and ask the lonely clouds to dance.
The puddles create little portals, through which
The world is reflected back against itself more clearly
And on a rainy day the droplets hit these mirrors hard
Shattering the peace to reach back toward the sky
If only they could bounce high enough to return home.
Leaves cling to each other in the gutters or in yards
Hoping for a ray of sun to pierce the biting cold
Or a wandering child to kick up their close packed piles
And free them from their lovely clumps of color
So that they could once again freely fly.
Gardening for dummiesHer head is a flowery poem,Gardening for dummies2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
filled with pots and weeds
and mother earth
dug deep in roots and taciturn.
Now no one will come near,
but she has thorns
and worm-filled words,
and a spade for planting
the lesser verse…
but the loneliness
beneath roots and words
and stanza stems
until it digs ant tunnels
I'm Honestly OkayI'm fine.I'm Honestly Okay2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I'm always fine.
I'm sorry if I am acting odd,
But honestly, I'm fine.
She looks away when you catch her eye,
Asks you how you are,
Even though you have just asked the same...
Does this not seem strange?
She acts like being fine,
Is all part of the job description,
She bottles it up inside,
I wonder what she hides.
She sits down and listens to your problems,
Listens and thinks intently,
But have you not seen that far off look in her eyes,
That appears every once in a while?
It never stays for long,
Pops in then straight back out,
Sometimes she has to shake herself,
To bring her thoughts back to reality.
Do you ever notice,
How she never says whats truly on her mind?
Does it worry you?
Keep you up at night?
Her skirt it twirls,
In the midnight sun,
As she spins around,
Never letting you see what she holds.
When you get an honest answer,
When she can look you in the eye,
When you ask how are you,
And do not recieve a lie.
Only then will you truly know her,
Absolute SilenceI don't want to turn on the lightAbsolute Silence2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I don't want to see
my pale reflection
in the mirror
I want to close my eyes
and see only darkness
when they open
Have it love me and comfort me
But I don't want
the absolute silence that follows
I still want to hear
the hum of my computer
and the purr of my cat
To know I am still alive
instead of on the other side
where I know I'll be
when I close my eyes
Insect Voices Of The Inner VoidAll I hear are the voices inside my head,Insect Voices Of The Inner Void2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Telling me I'd be better off dead.
I cannot make them stop their suicidal speech,
And they grow and they fester,
Like hordes of hungry leeches.
All I see are the faces inside the mirror,
Tormenting me so much I start to shiver.
I cannot make them recede their raging rant,
And they multiply and they cluster,
Like armies of antagonizing ants.
All I fear are the eyes inside my mind,
Taunting me until my sight turns blind.
I cannot make them halt their hideous hearts,
And they flourish and they thrive,
Like legions of loathsome locusts.
The World is nothingThe world is nothingThe World is nothing2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
But a waltz in blue
Existing as little else
Than scuffs on our shoes
The world is nothing
But posies in our pockets
Like red tallies marking off
Each day in our dockets
The world is nothing
But roses and grapes
So easily ruined
By a gentle traipse
The world is nothing
But pages in a journal
That will eventually rot
For nothing is eternal
revelations in the mudi only want to fall in loverevelations in the mud2 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
if someone is there
to fall with me.
i want to jump from high places
and pretend i'm flying,
i'm a bird, i'm light enough at-fucking-last
for the air to catch me,
and the harsh grounds beneath me?
can't touch this.
but i'm earthbound
and parachutes will not work
if you do not open them,
and i am just so sick
of feeling like maybe,
becoming an abstract painting
on the rocks below, would be enough...
but there is something beating in my chest.
i'm very afraid of what it is.
and i don't know a lot,
like the size of the universe.
or why you sought solace in the south.
or how i came to be in this crater that swallowed me whole;
but i do know the second you told me
you felt the same for me like i did for you,
something in my universe shifted.
part of my soul went to georgia...
and i began to climb.
the purpose of life is to knock you on your ass
so you have to do something with it to get back up.
i don't know about you,
but i'm pretty fuckin' tired of feelin
WinterfallWinterfall:Winterfall2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Warm blood drips upon the pearl white snow
freezing into droplets that shine and glow
Red like the colour of his once livid cheeks
It frames the sculpture I have carved on this peak
An artwork made so terrifyingly sublime
I believe that such a thing would be condemned as a crime
But woe betide the unfortunate soul
For the poor man stumbled into the freezing cold...
I remember his features in his moment of death
Hope and despair, intermingled as one
A shine of reality as he opens the door
and steps into the hell from the days of yore
From then he has passed into my loving care
His body as a shell and so I lay it bare
I paint it with colours, to frame the moment of death
and lay it with the others in the mountain's breast
Here in the silence, within the womb of the earth
You can view the masterpiece that I have birthed
A giant of corpses, sewn with flesh
Tattooed with the faces of eternal rest...
"Ah, indeed I am a genius..."
-Chen Yuan Wen, 23rd August 2012
Monster.I feel the small, growing vibrations through my thick hide. Hooves, charging.Monster.3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
I keep low to the river bottom, preparing for the oncoming herd. The charging beasts snorted to each for communication. I could sense their connections even from here. I part my lips, letting the river water rush through my teeth and breath deeply, concentrating.
One wildebeest snorts to another, signaling through the herd that the river was close. They all charge on as one, mass entity. All of them know what lay beyond this river. The grass lands, food, comfort, a danger free paradise. But they also know what awaits them in the river. They must cross, and soon or their young will succumb to the fatigue which haunts them.
All of them wouldn't make it, they know this. Some will be too weak to even swim the width if the water. But if they panic or stray from the safety of the herd, they knew what waits for them.
I float to the surface, letting only my eyes and snout show against the clouded wat
Are You Alright?Are you alright?Are You Alright?2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
You've asked me this so many times,
And the answer is always 'yes'.
Quite frankly, why do you care?
What if the answer is no?
Do you care then?
Am I alright?
I've never really thought about it.
It's easier to be happy than to
Think about all the reasons I'm not,
Easier than thinking of you.
I still remember when you grabbed my hand.
An unusually casual gesture for
Someone you don't know,
But that is when I fell for you.
That's when I was happy
Before I started crying.
The crying came later.
The crying came the day after
You told me I was the only one for you,
That you couldn't be without me.
And I believed you.
The crying came the day you ripped
My heart out of my chest and carried
It with you as you walked away.
And you have still never returned it.
Am I alright?
No, I don't think so.
I'm not sure if I ever was.
I told you how I loved you before
You left, but you didn't care.
And you don't now.
Can You Accept Me?Can You Accept Me?:Can You Accept Me?2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I'll admit I've done my share of things
Of which I know I can never be proud
And I've tried my best to be a better man;
But I guess I can't right now
The mistakes I've made are pretty clear to me
It's not like I can just wipe a 'tat'
The symbols that go all around my body;
And the numbers on my back...
They're all reminders of who I used to be
What I used to do and how I used to live
But that man just isn't me anymore;
And I need a chance that only you can give
I guess what I really want to say is that:
I'm trying my hardest to change for better
And I need to know that you can forgive me
And so I'm sending you this letter
If it gets to you, then let me know
Reply to me and tell me clear
Can we still be a family?
Can I hope to have you near?
We've been through hell and I know I've done wrong
I never should have stayed just an angry kid
And now that we have one of our own;
I think I know that I need to quit
So please just give me a second chance
You Lift Me UpYou Lift Me Up:You Lift Me Up2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
When first I fell from the grace of the light
Tumbling endlessly through an uncaring sky
With wings torn from me, blotched and bloodied;
It was time for me to die...
But a bed of flowers, with the scent of lillies;
Caressing my heart with its soothing fragrance
Left me stronger and healed my wounds;
In the dark it was my radiance
It brought me back from the brink of despair
And made me forget that I would never fly
Instead I am content with these broken wings
If I may sleep where you still lie...
Here upon the ground, having faced my judgement
I am calm and collected without burden to bear
Someday I wish to return to my home
And when I do; may I take you there?
For it is a wonderous place, of miracles and mercy
Though gripped by those who are blinded by greed
I weep for them, as anyone should
For they have followed the devil's creed
It is sad to know, that they have been corrupted
Sadder still, to be denied a home
Yet the warmth of the hearts that choose to surro
SilenceSilence is the slowest form of suicideSilence2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Silence is what keeps us apart
Silence is the scream that everyone shouts
Silence is the lost dream we all have
Silence is the blood we all have spilled
Silence is what keeps us together
Silence is god in the air
Silence is the death you can bear
Silence is the reason you care
Silence is what creeps upon you at night
Silence is the chills in your spine
Silence is the reason
And the only reason
Why you haven't said these words yourself
MemoryMemory is like the tide,Memory2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
It swells and ebbs;
It's free and wide,
Yet ridden with dregs.
At times it's calm
Soothing and sweet;
Like a tender balm,
A gentle beat.
It's violent, too
Coarse and bitter;
Like a vicious coup,
A cruel winter.
In it, I do bask,
Adrift in my mind;
I need only ask
To be lost in time.
still borni was born still,still born2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
with my umbilical cord
noose, ripped out
like a parasite,
hemic with gore.
i didn't want,
to be born.
the ocean tried
too many times
to swallow me whole
but took my legs instead,
twisted my spine
and made me
out of salt,
wrung my lungs
dry and stuffed my
she spat me out,
cured, but only
in my bones.
i tried to die,
by razor blades
and kitchen knives;
by my own hand,
down my throat,
yellow bile and
they locked me up
and let me out,
gone, with pills to
make me grow-
but i refused
i still let loose
bile and blood,
when i want
to forget today,
yesterday, your face-
but i'm so dependent,
i can't remember
the good things
Sweet ToxinSweet ToxinSweet Toxin3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Hush now, don't say a word.
Just bring your lips close to mine,
And offer me that sweet toxin.
I want to grow numb and cold.
So quench my undying thirst,
And let me get carried away in this feeling.
Let everything else in the world fade away into darkness,
Because it's meaningless and insignificant.
The only thing that matters is what's happening right now between us.
Don't stop to think, just keep fueling my addiction.
That enticing poison that keeps spilling out of your lovely mouth,
I need it more than you will ever know.
My selfishness knows no bounds; I'm insatiable.
So I'll devour you until you cease to exist.
StarvedSomething changed in my heart:Starved2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I am starved for you
to touch me, to show affection
Where have you gone?
the beauty that shone in you:
you have gone dark
when your eyes turn on me.
I am a whisper between love and
letting you go. How much more of this
can I take?
Morbid BeautyGlancing out the window,Morbid Beauty2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I wonder if it's Fall yet.
Because the trees are most beautiful
When they begin to die.
A butterfly fluttered
On the other side of the glass,
Reminding me of the goldfish
Trapped inside our broken aquarium.
Because unlike full moons,
Falling stars and lightning bugs,
I could never be beautiful
Or graceful enough to be like them.
Because tattered and worn notebooks
Are a darker kind of pretty.
Like drowning in cologne and blood
In the middle of the night.
Slender PoemDon't look.Slender Poem2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
You are too weak.
Don't even try.
You'll waste your breath.
It has no eyes.
Just cope with death.
You cannot run.
It seeks you out.
You'll have no fun.
Without a doubt.
Heed my advice.
Follow it well.
You'll pay the price.
When you're in H*ll.
Hear the static.
Observe the screams.
It's not dramatic.
It's not a dream.
Tech stuff shorts out.
Your flashlight dies.
Your sight whites-out.
Can't hear the lies.
Am I dead yet.
It tortures me.
And in my debt.
I must repeat:
It follows you.
You cannot run.
There is no two.
There's only one.
It has no eyes.
Watches your moves.
It doesn't die.
It WILL take you.
Leave me alone!
I'm not to blame.
Chilled to the bone.
IT'S NOT A GAME.....