Seven DaysSeven days clean.Seven Days3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
It may not seem like much
But to me it means the world.
Seven days without self-mutilation.
The last cut turning into a pink ribbon scar
Looking worse than it did before.
I'm not ashamed of it.
The only reason it stays hidden,
Well is in case I can't keep myself together anymore.
Each bracelet is assurance that no one will know.
But one taken off for each day I'm okay.
When someone does see it
A simple lie comes out.
My cat scratched me,
They immediately buy it.
Seven days and not a single problem.
People may think it's nothing,
When in all reality it means
One day I will be strong
That I can overcome it all.
GhostThe dream shatters around meGhost3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Like a broken mirror.
Looking at the wreckage,
My reflection unrecognizable.
A broken image.
A broken heart.
I'm cut by the shards
As I try to piece it back together.
My blood sprinkles the surface
Like a red rain.
The mirror is whole again.
What's left of the dream.
I look at my reflection,
And tears finally begin to fall.
FriendlessThere's a little boy who walks to school,Friendless3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Nobody knows his name.
No matter what he tries to do,
It is always the same.
He keeps up with all the trends,
He knows them inside out.
Each one he pulls off perfectly,
Even that selfie-photo pout.
Each week he brings a box of muffins,
Though nobody knows why.
He used to try and hand them out,
Now he doesn't even try.
He shares the muffins with the crows
and eats them one by one.
For consuming that much sugar,
He sure looks miserable when he's done.
He looks down at the empty box
and you see a little smile.
The crows fly off and he lies down;
They'll all be full for quite a while.
The same routine, every week,
I think so that he can pretend,
That in the year that he's been here,
He's made at least one friend.
BlackbirdA black winged bird sat atop a roof,Blackbird4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Nonchalantly humming its caws and coos.
For there on the street down yonder it peered,
At the coming of jeers; the walking of fear.
It saluted its foe and hopped to and fro,
Unaware that behind the mask was a heart of gold.
But the blood stained cheeks and pale white hands
Reached out for the bird, thus it succumbed to their demands.
Feathers flew in the wind from the night time air,
A whirlwind of darkness only the night could compare;
The bird found a place where it could perch and respite,
On the shoulder of a corpse oh, what a delight!
A chuckle from a mouth that the heavens forbade,
Gave room for the next few words that were said:
"Blackbird, blackbird! Why have you come?
In this unruly hour the night will be undone!
The children on the street are marching one by one,
To innocent to know that a nightmare has begun."
He clasped his hands when he finished his speech,
His shoulders were shaking in delicious relief
Wake up loveHush now,Wake up love3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I'm sorry the dream must end.
It's time to wake up
and face the world.
Reality is harsh,
the people are cold,
that's how it is
and you must wake up.
For you have been asleep long enough.
Time to wake love,
and be with your people
they wait for you
and have never given up.
You can't let them down.
The alarm's going off,
and reality is waiting.
You are only human
and cannot do much
but everyone is important
and life is waiting just for you.
Can you hear their cries?
And the bellows of pain?
You can stop them
but only if you wake up.
It's time to wake up love,
and face the world.
They cry for your return
and you can't let them down.
Dead FlowersSo you're telling meDead Flowers3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
that flowers grow
after they have died?
Well honey, I'd
believe you, but
in the past you've lied.
what about that
The trees were pining for your name.
You chopped them down.
What a dick.
You think that glue can fix their pain.
A Special Happy BirthdayA Special Happy Birthday:A Special Happy Birthday3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Your birthday is a special day,
It comes but once a year.
And so I've made this little poem
For those that I hold dear.
You've lived and grown another year
And now you've come of age.
It is time for you to show yourself
Upon this worldly stage.
Some are artists, some are troops
Some are sportsmen throwing hoops.
Some are writers, some are bad,
Some might be the best we've had
Others are fixers, others will fax
A gamer might use some mighty hacks;
There is a plethora of choices for you,
So do what in your heart is true.
But for today let us just have fun
Rock the world and then be done.
For a birthday comes but once a year
And yours my friend is finally here!
"Happy Birthday to you, I wish you all the best and may all your wishes come true."
-From Chen Yuan Wen, to all the November birthday kids, 5th November 2012
If youIf you were the sun, I want to be your skyIf you3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
If you were the moon, I want to be the stars
If you were a performer, I want to be your stage
If I was the moon, youd be the sun
If I was a leaf, you would be the gentle breeze that blows me away
If I was lost, would you look for me?
If love was the opening act, wed be the main event
If there was a painting, wed be the colors
If you loved me, my world would be all light.
LonelyI'll look in the mirrorLonely3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
when the sun comes up
and I'll grimace at the straight rows of teeth,
like lies tied to the wires
that hang from the corners of my mouth
when it twists into a sly grin.
You don't get to ask for love,
and you know you've done something wrong.
You've woken up on the wrong side
of the sun,
where everything is black,
where the lace of her bra
lies dead on your mattress
and where new beginnings
Fallen (Like This?)Being frozen, the breath you once released is now held between your lipsFallen (Like This?)3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
time stops, the only thing that moves is my beating heart
drowning, puffed out cheeks and stretched out arms
Mountain tops tall as the sun, I fall.
continuously as time and flow slows around me
I get a glimpse of the things I once ignored
Was I now what we called reborn
feels like it?
Like This I feel happy
Like this fallen, just fallen
the edge of the world seems so easy to get to
time speeds back
normal wind whips through my face
my cheeks glossy red from the cold air
I close my eyes
falling at a speed
only God can know
like a bird at flight
when it learns how to fly I spread my arms
just in seconds
I breath again
light like a feather I drop into the arms of a Diamond
strong but beautiful he had it all.
Pluck my feathers till they are all gone
one by one they release a new girl
new to th
Even IfThose smilesEven If3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
That the reason is her,
I can see them,
Even if I close my eyes.
All about her,
I can hear them,
Even if I block my ears.
Beating for her,
I can feel it,
Even if I pretend I didn't care.
That came from her,
I will wipe them,
If you'll just lean on my shoulder.
Ghost LoverI'm holding myself back,Ghost Lover3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I am not going anywhere in life.
I have no direction at all,
No wind propelling my sails;
Everything is deathly quiet.
He's nowhere to be seen,
I can't be with him physically,
Strong water separates us.
At times I feel I'm waiting
For him to break my heart.
Empty promises like before,
Everyone else is doing so much
Better than what I've done.
Some are married with children
While I haven't got that at all.
The distance is suffocating me;
No guidance, no acceptance and
Certainly no chance in us.
Why am I holding tightly onto
A relationship that isn't there?
There's no way of being together,
We're just merely fooling ourselves
Into believing what is not true.
I know he is not welcomed and
He has nobody's approval anymore.
I sometimes yearn for more,
Actually holding someone in my arms
And to be able to see them each day.
He is never going to provide me
With that choice no matter what.
Everything is not going to plan,
Everyone is telling me he has to go.
He was eng
Understanding PainWhen everyone chanted your name that dayUnderstanding Pain3 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
I understood that to your heart I had no way.
You do not want stop by and read the poems I wrote,
You are famous; you do not recognize my existence.
My writings are obscure; they are used to clear a dry throat,
But I continue against all forces my resistance.
I wish someday you would understand this pain.
You stabbed me with your charming looks,
I can no longer live with the wound from your grace,
The love that hit me that day you cannot find in any books!
Only God can your name from my life erase!
If one day you will this cursed piece read,
Know that I still for you burn,
I know you my love will never need,
But who knows, destiny can turn.
Sinful KissesKisses, poisonous like acid;Sinful Kisses3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Kisses brings me to my knees as
Relief fills my blessed soul.
Causing me to lose focus,
Condemning my heart as steal
Chains chokes around my throat.
Hauntedmonsters,Haunted3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
they come to haunt her.
appearing only at night,
from the darkness within.
they seep into her skin,
taking over her mind.
hurling her head-first,
into complete insanity.
her worst nightmare,
is not reality.
but it's her dreams.
Nobody's PuppetMaybe it was all worthwhile,Nobody's Puppet3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The ties have been severed
And now at last I am free to
Become my own person again.
My mind has been liberated,
Wanting to expand even further.
I am no longer a spineless puppet,
I am nobody's fool, not even yours.
Those Who Stab Friends In The BackAll that remains of dismalThose Who Stab Friends In The Back3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Reality has been long forgotten.
Can you imagine for a second
A close friend is talking about you,
Not to your face, but behind your back?
Eventually it gets to the boiling point.
She who remained by your side constantly,
Helping you when it comes to problems
And having so much fun together at times.
Daring not to take your side now, she
Obviously doesn't believe a single
Word that you say; slagging you off.
Really, is this how loving friends act?
All you can do is bring up my past mistakes,
Zealously crucifying me to the crosses that
I carry for the remainder of my life.
Lose the pretense, you are beguiling.
fallingi.falling3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
i met you in fall
while i was too busy
with the changing leaves
and the changing tides
to notice the shocking
blue of your eyes
when i did
the sun was as high
as we were and the
sky azure as they
the next season i
needed your warmth
it wilted with the trees
a gap between us filled
with silence and cold
in sync with the
world like dying
last year we couldn't
touch without breaking
my own rules and i
dreamt every night of
reaching out and
closing that gap again
and i missed you
more than the sun
or it's warmth
this year i've been
too long untouched
too much unknown
to die with the season
or mourn your warmth
so i'm flying to you
in your endless summer
Face The DayNo plea is left unanswered,Face The Day3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Opportunities rise from failure.
A glimmer of light radiates with
Energy, so very faint at first;
Never losing its natural shine.
Give human nature a second chance,
Emerge from dark places with a smile;
Loosen the chains from the past.
Ultimate BetrayalYou firmly hold onto your beliefs,Ultimate Betrayal3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Actually claiming that I am a child
When all this was said behind my back.
Why don't you twist the knife further
In my flesh so it'll make you smile?
You profess to love me, constantly
Saying no matter what you'll always care
And yet you have betrayed my trust.
Watch yourself from now on because
I'll have my vengeance, wait and see.
My Lover's GoneI'll never be able to hold himMy Lover's Gone3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
in my arms again.
He has been taken away from me...
Can I overcome this pain?
I won't say "I love you" any more...
Or look into his beautiful eyes...
He is dead! He is gone!
His soul rests in paradise.
I wonder if it is a nightmare
but the pain feels so real!
My heart is wounded, forever.
It'll never recover, it'll never heal.
All the things we'd shared
when I knew he was the one!
I'll never feel his touch again.
My lover is dead, my lover is gone.
Mirrors Don't LieMirror, mirror on the wall,Mirrors Don't Lie3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I command you to tell me all.
Show me most of my good looks
And spare me of the blemishes.
Mirror, mirror on the ceiling,
I'm currently busy right now.
See, my lover's so eager to please;
At the moment he is very randy.
So many antique, sparkling mirrors I
Have collected throughout the ages.
I rather take pride in my appearance,
Not wanting to show signs of weaknesses.
Investments in make up and hair designs,
Gucci bags is my biggest adoration.
Amazing how nobody knows of the girl who was
Made fun out of the way that she looked.
I am now a very beautiful swan indeed.