King, let me take her handKing, let me take the princess handKing, let me take her hand3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I’m just a jester, but I’m sure you’ll understand
That we’re in love, and I truly make her laugh
I’m no prince, but you have to give me a chance
I’m not wearing shiny armor; because I’m not weak
And I have no servants; I’ll finish my own deeds
I might not be rich; but she’s always happy
And I might not be perfect; but we are both who we need
So please King, open your eyes so you could see
That the princess and I are truly meant to be
I’m just a jester, but I only plead
For you to let us live joyous and safely
catch a falling star, put it in your pocketthere's something about those little brokencatch a falling star, put it in your pocket3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
dreamer girls with misproportionate promises
and lingering whispers,
who walk like angels, lost, and trying
to find a way back home;
whose hearts bleed abnormally loud
and resonant- those girls with
shadows like ghosts [dead and haunting],
that make them a flavor
to taint your tongue.
if you listen close, you can hear the
unraveling words that once knit the hollow space
between their bones,
you can hear their shallow sighs like
sun sets for a final time.
you can hear their ticking time bomb lungs
and you can touch their secrets, because they
wear them on their skin. not like wounds,
more like sun kisses or wispy tattoos
ingrained into who they are; you won't know
what they mean until you connect the dots
and find answers in their questioning stares.
they'd like to remain something unknown, because
they've identified the world as a disease- vile and
insidious, with the capability of sinking
underneath your flesh and changing who you are.
MaybeYour body has been usedMaybe3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
By all of those who are broken.
The ones who are trying to repair
Their own wounds with
No regards towards your own.
You are a hand for him to hold
While he thinks of her
And tries to forget the emptiness
And the fact that he is alone.
For a brief moment while
He is inside of you,
You feel as if you are the
Missing half of the whole,
And it is perfect.
He recites memorized lines
And you wonder who else
Has heard them before you,
But you tell yourself that
You're the first anyway.
Your body has been used
By all of those who are broken,
And you begin to wish that
You could be loved once,
And loved most.
Suicide noteDear Mister,Suicide note3 years ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
I lay empty inside with many thoughts of suicide. Limbo is where I stand above the ground so high. The people below laugh at my failure that has tainted my empty heart. So Mister call my phone, talk to me, tell me why I was born when nobody wants me. Maybe tomorrow or maybe next year you will find my wrenched corpse in my bathtub. The cold water will run down my bloody wrists. Liquor stains my clothes because I drank to my death in a good humor. Dead lips so cold just a touch will break me. No longer will I be your victim of your love rape or abuse. The scars on my body are enough proof of your existence. Tonight I will leave my proof of living by dying. Everything that I hold dear is gone now, you stole my everything.
Someday you will wake and see my face in the mirror with soaked bloody tears that you had drawn. Paint my corpse with your lies of love. Whisper your secrets into mouth, tasting the
Delusions of RealityFor many hours we spoke.Delusions of Reality3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
It came to me that perhaps
You were history repeating itself.
That maybe you weren't real-
Or I wasn't.
Either seemed more probable than
Some like you and someone like me
Actually being together.
So I debated,
And you replied,
Your answers were not as I expected
Lending credit to your claims.
The nagging doubt will exist,
Until the day we finally meet
Face to face,
Flesh to flesh.
I might doubt.
Some hallucinations seem VERY real.
But even if you AREN'T,
Even if I am a figment of your imagination,
Or you of mine,
I hope you never vanish.
That we will always be at least friends.
I cannot bear to lose anymore people I care about.
I cannot lose YOU.
Promise not to vanish,
And don't banish me
If I turn out not to be real?
You must need me,
Like I need you…
It Isn't That EasyIt Isn't That EasyIt Isn't That Easy3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I'm tired of waiting,
I'm sick of this game.
You say you want me,
But it's not that easy.
You broke me down.
You chose her over me,
Without saying anything.
You see that burned bridge?
You need to rebuild it.
It isn't as easy as,
"I like you, I want you."
You made me cry,
You made me scream.
It isn't going to be easy,
But you can start with,
Won my HeartYou are far awayWon my Heart3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
yet you are in my Mind
The thoughts that never escapes
Oh how I wish you were here
I can feel your touch
whenever I think of you
To know that this is real
and not another Lie
My heart beats really fast
whenever I talk to you
I get this feeling
that I never had before
You are forever in my thoughts
Forever in my Mind
For once this is the truth
and not yet another Lie
I can't help it
but to think of you
Cause whenever I do
My mind slowly fades
It takes away the bad
and brings good within my Mind
It takes away the tears
and I am left with smiles that never Die
You are the key to happiness
the key to my Life
You are forever the one
that has the key to my heart
If it weren't for you
I would be long gone
So I like to thank you for everything
cause my Love, you have won my heart
SorryTo the future children of this world, I'm sorry.Sorry3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I'm sorry that life is so tough.
And that not everyone is going to like you no matter how spectacular you truly are.
I'm sorry, this world is filled with hate and prejudice.
That everyday innocent people are killed either by themselves or others.
That because you're different you might have to run just a little harder than everyone else.
I'm sorry for the fact that true friends are so hard to come by.
And that one day they will still hurt you.
What sets people apart is whether they're worth hurting for or not.
I'm sorry that one night (or many a night) you will end up lying in the darkness crying all alone.
And that you might never know the reason why.
And I'm sorry that you're not given a choice to be born and the only thing you can do is make the best of it.
That sometimes hard work just won't cut it.
I'm sorry that sometimes you might be alone in a place you never wished to be in; with not a soul in the world to watch over you.
The Intelligent Are So SadA cascade of words parade around,The Intelligent Are So Sad3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
with thoughts of atoms and connotation.
She is brilliant, they say,
but she knows she is lost.
Numbers are her companion,
she understands their mean, average.
Words can twist her brain,
she loves the wonder they bring.
She is intelligent, they say,
she doesn't feel clever enough.
Sometimes she feels clever too much.
Excusez-moi, in perfect French,
but nothing is gained by perfect word tense.
She is clever, they say.
But she is not clever the way they know.
She sees things as they are,
and she prefers her thoughts to the world.
She knows she loves them more than they in return,
and her friends will be there until they wont.
Friends reassure her, you'll be okay,
she puts a smile on her face.
She loves them as much as any,
even though there aren't many.
They bring out the best in her,
the happy girl,
not swamped by words.
The one who isn't drowning in formula.
Test scores and numbers don't mark you smart,
she knows this now,
engraved in her
NarcissusLonely nightsNarcissus3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
stir acidic tides in one's stomach
which all the more hungers,
draw forlorn tears to the eyes
which have seen far too much.
forever seized betwixt the concepts twain
of reality, and impulse vain.
Tossing, turning, he weaves sheets.
Take steeled hammer and bitter fist
against the pillars of decency.
Already crumbling under the weight
of such scorned beneficence that blooms hate,
they buckle and fall.
he hears the unrelenting clamor
of his dolorous, faded heart
pleading for but a spark,
with expectation of none.
What defense can be wrought
against the thunderous imperatives
of lascivious veins, carnality?
Human! decried freely,
as if the base could betide Nature.
Not a boy, not yet a man,
he straddles the gap of experience
with a tremulous thirst.
His heaving chest, bathed in sweat,
overflows with self-love.
Aim for the sainted stars,
the stainless moon
curse and blaspheme the heavens
I Promise.The world has found another wayI Promise.3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
to prove to you that beauty fades,
and although you survived another day...
You almost wish you hadn't stayed.
It isn't necessarily
pain that is the problem
a lack thereof in reality
this black and white is troublesome.
But give me your hand,
when you're feeling weak
I'll pull you through whatever
I'll stay for you, forever.
When the joy of living dies
and the words they tell are lies
Bring your troubles to me, okay?
I'll kiss the pain away...
somehow I know that we wound up here,
together, for a reason
so physically distant, yet metaphorically near
Let's outlast the season.
Humans are human
and so are we
I rely on you, rely on me?
I promise to stay by you,
I promise not to leave
To you I will stay true
and I will never deceive.
Huge things to say indeed,
but it's only you I need...
and if you tell me when you need me,
even though I should already know...
I'll be there in an instant, see?
I couldn't ever tell you no.
Although the sky may be
Scorpion"Show me your bones."Scorpion3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
the atlas of her thighs quaked
as she misplaced her skin
in the backseat of his car.
"I'm a scorpion, you know-"
a messy promise
& she smirked,
sure of her limbs,
her scars, & her teeth.
"I dare you to stake claim to this clavicle."
Leaveme.Leave3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I no longer house sanity
only ghosts that were never
told how to move on.
maybe we used to be the same,
but now your cracked reflection
only adds to my years of bad luck
you never counted the lines in my smile,
or the notes between my freckles,
you only measured me.
I'm something to get by on,
but I'm simply not enough.
my watered-down voice
is growing weaker.
and you feed me sugar pills
to diminish the pain
(these bones still bleed)
there are vultures in your eyes,
they know what's coming next
children call on saviors to vanquish demons
from their closets and I'm begging
the silent priests to
they didn't understand what I meant
when I said you stole my breath away
if I turn on the lights,
would you disappear like the times
when I needed help?
I live in waking fear of silence
(I know it's where you wait)
Loudmouth chapter 3 (book)Loudmouth chapter 3 (book)3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
An object starts to vibrate loudly on the table and after a few seconds, it stops.
Who could possibly send me a text message? Surprised I stand up and walk to my middle-aged Nokia. I open the message and my mouth falls open of astonishment of what I just read.
"Hey. Could we talk? Greetings, Evan." it says. How did he get my number for God's sake?
I think for a moment. Should I answer it? Can it do any harm if I do? He only wants to talk and I know that most problems can be solved with talking, but I barely know him! In that case I don't owe him a conversation. But Siope asked me if I could give him a chance. But she didn't even know what happened Friday!
I sigh and open a new text message. "Yes, sure, but how did you get my number?" I write quickly. Almost immediately an answer returns. "Long story. At two o'clock at the lake?"
The lake. I think he means the same spot as where I met him. "Okay. See you then." I text back.
Two o'clock, that's in one hour. Ah well, it's Sunda
you're crumblingyou are a writer and you want to tell me a story but youyou're crumbling3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
are the worst kind of writer because you're too busy
scribing as you go to feel your heels catch the air.
you are a tailor walking down the street
and unpicking seams just to prove you know how.
i thought you were writing a romance,
until i noticed that you were writing a tragedy.
or maybe just a horror.
i thought i was the vampire in your
universe, i thought you'd take your inky fingers
and put me down as interesting and sharp
carve me out of cobwebs and silently
fall in love with me
i thought you were writing about me. well,
it's too late now. i'm writing about me, and i'm writing
everything i can about me and about us. this is
my horror story, this is my doomed romance, and i
don't want to be the wispy starving thing i was around you,
i don't want to flex my fingers and know that
each join could crumble any second now. no, this is my story,
and i'll be my own monster.
i'm thinking harpy.
i'm thinking gorgon.
i'm thinking that
To Get What We GiveI have to find her.To Get What We Give2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I'm the strongest man I know, and yet…
You can tame me, with
A blink of your eyes,
A smile to me,
A declaration of my name,
For that, I give you my potency.
She stood in the maze of a crowd.
I'm the smartest being I am aware of.
Certain of the facts,
Believer of many things…
Creditor, judge, writer, explorer,
Researcher, thinker. But you...
Are the mystery that makes the most sense to me.
For that, I give you my attention.
A million thoughts running through his head.
I'm the most honest guy I've ever met.
That's not to say I've never told a lie,
But you know me… I never let myself
Get away with it.
Does it matter? My word is not enough for you.
Your ears listen like mine,
Actions speak louder than words.
For that, I give you my empathy.
Her eyes met his.
I think I'm the only man alive…
Who knows how to love,
Or is even capable of it
In every way a man can love.
Perhaps that's why you doubted
My three little words
Let Me Carry YouHush said the angelLet Me Carry You2 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Don't be lonely anymore
I'm here right beside you
Like so many times before
Time and again
I'll be here to fill your heart
Tonight I'm gonna show you
We're never far apart
Hush said the angel
You can tell me like it is
'Cos I'm not here to judge you
All I offer you is this
Time and again
I'll be here to fill your dreams
Tonight I'm gonna show you
Love is closer than it seems
Let me carry you
Let me be the one
Let me carry you
I can be the one
Let me care for you
I can heal the pain until it's gone
Let me carry you so you can carry on
Let me carry you so you can carry on
CruxI’m only sure of two things:Crux2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I still carry pieces of your cross on my back and
lilies were your favorite flower
Those last three months-
A silent drive home from the mall
purse full of stolen makeup
Dinners with my family where no one
bothered to make the conversion
Endless hours spent looking at paint samples
and I was smart to not buy the brushes
The line at the liquor store blended
with the lines on the road
At the same time with you
Then it was summer and you talked me into a country drive. We stopped on the side of the road to watch a cow giving birth in the center of a pasture. But, the calf never rose to its wobbly legs or felt the heat of the Indian summer….it never tasted dandelions.
The mother stood by the calf’s body
long past nightfall
and I stood by yours
long after that
Was this what we meant when we said forever?
All That's LeftLet me hold youAll That's Left2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Let comfort be what you feel
Let my lips kiss where your tears have fallen
Let a look into my eyes undo the wrong you've seen
Let the stillness of my breath replace the screams that have filled your ears
Let your mind be filled with thoughts of us instead of the memories that have haunted you
Let the walls around your heart collapse
Let my love be all that's left
Running On FumesRunning On Fumes3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Exhaustion, Oh my limbs, my body whole.
What they feel that my heart does not.
I just wish to return to my place of slumber,
where what is dreamt came make me regret.
The cold sweat is the moment I awaken...
Knowing nothing, and remembering little.
Hunger, my belly for fulfillment so sweet...
The theory behind so many burdens,
the many weights on these weary shoulders,
That I have ever called my own.
And now my knees are my feet,
covered with the hoof prints of a dead horse.
Tell me God, the Creator in a Kingdom his own...
Tell me of my purpose in the method you wish...
Tell me once more if not a million times...
As for this all, the new and unwanted-
I have no push left in me...For this---
I feel nothing...
I Remember YouDo I remember you?I Remember You3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
You're the person who was beside me to catch my fall.
The person to put the broken pieces of me back together.
That person who could tell with a single glance that, indeed, I was not okay.
The one to say the words that made all my problems seem so insignificant and fix my world.
Who reminded me that: to find my rainbow, I'd have to go through the rain first.
The one who aspired to change the world for me just so I wouldn't feel so miserable anymore.
Someone to hold my hand through all the rough times.
Even if you were feeling pretty crappy too.
The person who would stay on the phone with me even if I wouldn't say anything at all.
The glue that kept me together when everything else fell apart.
The first one to accept me as I am: imperfect, damaged, and scarred.
That voice in my head, always warning me to stay away from the edge.
You're the one who told me I deserve a happy ending too.
Yes, I remember you.
I wanted to.I've held you,I wanted to.3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Like no other woman ever will.
I've loved you,
Like no other woman ever will.
I've needed you,
Like no other woman ever will.
Tears can't show you how I hurt,
Their evidence staining the dirt.
My eyes cannot speak the pain,
Knowing your soul I've slain.
To give you everything.
To save you from everything.
To love you through everything.
I wanted to be with you forever,
But your jealousy that did sever,
I wanted to be beside you,
You could only see what you wanted to do.
I wanted to love you, I still do.
You just couldn't realize what I needed from you.
ConnectionsI love youConnections2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Remember them all
Everytime I say it
It's a piece of me,
I give to you
I see all you are
And you're beauiful
You're worth it all
I'd give it all
All the inside ways
Things no one knows
Our private communication
In plain sight
Like the penciled bats in heaven
You're a star in my mind
And the angel on my shoulder
These are all the things that remind me of you
You're all around me
Everywhere I go
In everything I see
You're forever in my heart
Forever in my mind
And I'll love you
Until the end