TwistedEverything is so messed up
I’m so confused
I should be crying,
But instead I’m laughing
At my last breath.
When the world is backwards
I’m so confused
The sky is ground
The north is south
And I find myself swinging
From the cobblestones
And with dirty hands, walking
Gripping with knuckle bones
Why is it, turned all around
I’m so confused
Yes means no
Wrong is right
And I’m enthralled with hurting people
Destroying their souls
And living, but actually dead
And somehow hurt consoles
At this rate I’ll be
Falling down to heaven
Or flying up to hell
To really understand this world of opposition
When I try to call my friend
Turns out she’s the enemy
And when I think I’m singing
I’m actually really cursing
And all around me
They all just do the same
When normality's are no longer normality's
I’m so confused
When Beauty is ugly
And scars are lovely
Gets pretty hard to disgui
Dying to be BeautifulDying to be beautifulDying to be Beautiful3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
How far does it go
How deep can it get
How dark can it pull
When nothing holds you together
But layers of makeup on sunken cheeks
And your bones so frail they
Shatter from sobbing
Your heart so weak
You cannot risk loving
Your world so painful,
Through gray misty eyes
From the outline of ribs
To the protruding bone spines
I clearly see, you’re dying
Yes, dying to be beautiful
I wish somebody would tell you
The secret of beauty
It comes from the heart
The inside out
Not the outside in
But still how far will you go
How deep will you get
How dark will you go
Until you realize
Just to beautiful
Winter HeartFrozen solid, her heart will not beat,Winter Heart3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Summer over, arctic winds won’t retreat,
All warmth and light has fled,
And you won’t last long there,
Her heart it’s a tundra in winter,
A winter heart, all dead.
The snow falling your love a breeze,
You won’t last long, you'll just freeze
Icicles from the past have froze her core,
Only warm hearts will change the season
Her heart it’s a tundra in winter
A winter heart, you've fallen for
The rule of nines.I know more about half-moon palmsThe rule of nines.3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
than most know about
the kind that beg dandelion child,
I know about forged castle ribs & broken homes.
Myths that are half fact & imaginary friend
turned bogieman -
Fangs that tear clear through ice-bone hearts
like they are nothing but pretty paper
to be folded over, again & again & again
by the hands of quivering youths:
Icarus, the reincarnated
sky conqueror searching for warmth.
ConstellationShe is dream dust,Constellation3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
too bitter or wise
for her own good.
A timeless dragon's soul
somewhere inside a
scaled shell, burning
the silence in her bones
alive, honeysuckle sweet.
She collects fireflies only to
set them free at 3am,
crying to an uncaring moon.
& she's begging for the stars
to take her away,
make this house a home
rigged in the sky.
She is already naked fever
swimming through the cosmos
& I orbit her.
Drowning TearsVerse 1Drowning Tears3 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
It’s so hopeless and I’m scared
The light just rushes right past me
Like a whirlwind of despair
I hear a wolf cry, alone in the night
The wolf creeps by, gently whispers in my ear
I shiver, a cloud, with doubt slamming in my face
Why do I feel so ensnared …?
My heart is pounding in my chest
Is it just a dream?
I can’t seem to do the right thing
My whole body rebels
I see the right choice, why can’t I make it?
Something’s got me by the neck
Please take the fear away …
Surrounded by love
How am I ignored?
Blood is flowing down my face,
I feel sick, as I’m knocked to the ground
He tears out my soul
Ripping it to nothing but shreds
I can’t see the light …
On the cold floor, my heart keeps pounding
I wish it would stop
Cause I can’t forgive
The moon slips out of reach
Why does he keep watching?
I just want to run away from here
Oh, why is it so cold …?
I can’t live on
Behind this MaskBehind this maskBehind this Mask4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Is the real
Not the fake
Behind this mask
Hides the ugly
And the hate
Behind this mask
Not a smile
Nor a laugh
Behind this mask
No charming word
No loving act
Behind this mask
A hurting soul
All tears flow
Behind this mask
We all go
Between You and Me.I never believed you,Between You and Me.3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I only wanted to.
Lying back to back
I was counting your breaths
to make sure your lack of
didn't leave you
Like a ghost
the fading memories of your touch
what I was trying to forget.
Oh, why did I give it up to you?
I know it's my fault.
My expectations were greater than
what you were willing to offer,
and I got scared.
I tried shutting you out,
to gather myself together
behind a shield of apathy,
but only ended up in
Your kiss never tasted as
as the last time
I made love to you...
Distant Memories Of A Love Done Gone .They say it's difficult to love someoneDistant Memories Of A Love Done Gone .3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
When you can't even love yourself.
But I loved you nonetheless,
The problem was I didn't know when to stop.
You kept sending me mixed signs
Making me dizzy until I
Much less right
When our world started crumbling down and
T e a r i n g at the seams
It was so easy for you to let it fall apart.
But I, knowing no other kind of love,
desperately clung to the remaining bits,
Trying to put them back together.
Yet the pieces changed too much, too quickly,
They kept growing and
growing a p a r t,
until your world was only yours
and mine a hollow echo of its past.
Looking back now, it seems like it
All happened in a different life,
With some other you, some other me,
And the lips kissing my own were just a dream.
MistakeIf only I had known thatMistake3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
This is what we'd become.
If I could go back,
Change what I've done.
You should know that I would.
Just look at what I've done now.
Everything is so broken.
If only I just know how,
Take back what I've spoken,
I would if I could.
But now it's too late,
The damage is done.
I took all the hate.
I want to go back to one.
Do I have to go away
Just because of one mistake?
Why couldn't it stay?
Was so much at stake?
I'm tired of pretending
There's no use of it now.
Is this really the ending?
Guess I regret it somehow.
Don't we all stumble?
Don't we all feel small?
Don't we all have trouble feeling humble?
Don't we all trip and fall?
But I don't understand
Why this thing has to be.
All that I know is the blame is on me.
InfectionI'm Unfortunate,Infection3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
and I've behaved,
and rather Unjustly.
Only together a mere while,
And I'm infected,
With every word
that on me you've tested.
Tear me apart
and no longer leave me to suffer,
of this disease you've inflicted;
where I have no choice
But to think of you,
and in my dreams at night.
Cure me, out of your good will, my lover
for I fear I'm lovesick still.
VenomCome a little closer; let me whisper in your earVenom4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Let me tell you something you were never meant to hear
Never tell another, never let the truth appear
Never let them find the things so close, so real, so near
Statements made of venom slip away from poisoned lips
Reaching for the power, feel it touch your fingertips
Watching as the thread I hang my very life on rips
Every thought of laughter causes my heart to eclipse
Come a little closer and look down upon my skin
See the person everybody wished I could have been
Feel the endless torture that poured out from deep within
Taste the air around you, drenched in every broken sin
Listen to my screams, oh, listen closely to my cries
Search for every nightmare lying down upon the skies
Treasure with your very soul the truth behind my eyes
And cradle your existence with the blood of my goodbyes
Machine ManMachine Man:Machine Man3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
It began with but a simple command, "to do as we are told".
Never to deviate from this path - never to nurture the soul.
We are told that we are given a purpose; "a part of something great!"
Yet why oh why am I so weary of that which is my fate?
Am I an error, a single anomaly, unable to feel intact?
Or am I missing some special attribute - a facet which I lack.
In a society made of fleshed machines; robots wearing skin,
Perhaps I'm simply seeking something, to fill this metal tin.
-Chen Yuan Wen, 16th November 2012
A letter to past loves.Dear Boy number 1,A letter to past loves.3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
you turned my world upside down,
changed green into red and smiles to tears.
Who would've thought that
your teasing and your games would
plant a fear into my bones, so strong that
I still cannot shake it?
Dear Boy number 2,
I don't think about you anymore
but I don't think about you any less either.
Your love consumed me and
pushed me to the edge of insanity.
We were fire one second, ice the next,
battle wounds were inflicted just to get a taste of blood.
We were right in all the wrong ways, but to you,
holding another was second nature.
Dear Boy number 3,
you only ever touched me
in the dark alleys of town,
out of sight, but you were never
out of my mind.
Your kisses were new and sloppy,
and your hands left bruises
on my chilled skin.
My friends said you were bad for me, but
I fell in love with your eyes of coal.
Dear Boy number 4,
you are just great. And that's the thing.
You are everything I could wish for, but
I want someone to
Days PassDays pass-Days Pass3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Life goes on.
And although you aren't present,
I'm still living.
And long afternoons.
I make it through,
Though sadness haunts my every thought.
I still wait for you.
Don't you still love me?
Am I okay?
I can't decide.
Where are you?
It's so cold...
I'm loosing grip-
And I'm sinking,
My heart broken.
I reach out,
My last loving breath.
And you never noticed,
So fixed on your grace,
Outshining my dull, washed-out soul.
And you live on.
Dear Happiness,Dear Happiness,Dear Happiness,3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Even though you didn’t stay long and only disappointed me, I want you to know you’re always welcome to stop by. Stay as long as you’d like. I know it’s been awhile, but I do always appreciate your visits! As an old friend of mine, you’ll never be forgotten. We’ve had some really good times, you and I. To be honest, I miss you and the way you made me feel. And I'm sorry you were replaced. I hadn't meant to let that happen. I need you, I really do.
Black RegretOur love;Black Regret3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Splashes of red,
They represent our love.
Love so passionate-
Swirls of purple.
Every question we ever asked,
Blotches of orange,
Visible above all others.
So much anger.
Slashes of green.
Cutting through our fear.
Like tear drops.
The tears that you brought.
That I brought.
The smile I never got to see.
The whispers I never heard.
The lips I never kissed.
Pink like our romance.
The sweet nothings passed between us.
Like the hand I yearned to hold.
The giggles that filled my room at night.
Every 'I Love You' ever said.
Dullness in my heart presently.
The other colors fade,
Gray only visible.
The world suddenly monochromatic.
Shades of gray replace every happy memory.
And a sudden explosion of colors.
Blue like my tears.
Yellow as pass
Into the PlungeBuild me aInto the Plunge3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
sandcastle on the edge of the sea,
where the cliffs are sprayed with the salty tears of the tide,
and sirens cry into the night for the arms of a lover
to whisk them away into a dry night free of brine;
Where we shall dance the sunset's furtive sigh of redemption
on the edge of saline bluffs, and kiss with the gunpowder
of forgotten cannons high on the waves of an abandoned ocean;
Teetering the edge of the world, where the Kraken and Leviathan lay in wait
for lost-lorn victims of broken hearts and brackish undertows
coursing through their veins.
Dread to DareThere she cowers, in the cold heart of blackness,Dread to Dare3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Scratching claws, stupidity, on iron bars,
Despair only driving her to madness;
Her mind in torment, reminding ageless scars.
Pacing back and forth in her confinement,
She laments like an animal, trapped forever;
Tears grace her cheeks with bitterness not refinement;
She plotted her escape but they screamed, No never!
She’s done this to herself resignation no other
She’s signed up for torment, she’s signed up for hell!
Wandering from one restricting corner to another
Ragged, torn, and crawling filth; they swear, don’t tell.
Her ashen cheeks all sunken and hollow
Her hopes once dared to dance, locked down forever
And this is the hell, that was willed follow
Hope, her little friend, now tethered at the end
She wouldn’t give herself a chance, if honestly she did
She’d been freed not pathetic existing beast
In the depths of her beating chest tears protruded
A whisper for help her cumbersome li
The ShadowA messenger, a God of DeathThe Shadow3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Watching your every step
Following your trail
Holding your fate
Clutching your soul
In his cold, dead hands...
PerfectionI know you aren't perfectPerfection3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I know you aren't real
You were always a figment
I imagined you as someone else
I pulled myself into lies
But then having to realize
You weren't that special girl
I looked past your flaws
Being caught up with imagination
Once it all came to an end
My imagination all died upon
I am sorry for my wrongs
I know I also am not perfect
I also have my flaws
Here is something different though
Your flaws I could careless
I saw past all that other stuff
Because you meant so much
Do I ever regret on doing such
I may have to say I do not
You made me who I am today
Someone stronger and better
There is no way on earth
I'll reach to your level
One voiceOne voice requesting freedom,One voice4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
One voice screaming for peace,
One voice demanding everything
we want, but never reached.
Unite, you bleeding soldiers,
Unite, and fight as one!
Share your hopes for better times,
One voice, to end the war!
Stand up, unlucky prisoners,
Stand up, and join your hands.
Reach out towards the light outside:
One voice, one group, for liberty!
Rise, mistreated children,
Stand on your own two feet!
Team up with those who wish you well,
One voice, cry out for justice!
One voice, requesting freedom,
One voice, screaming for peace,
One voice demanding everything
We want, AND WILL NOW REACH!
Society.Society is the cruelest of people.Society.3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
She praises those who are familiar with her sisters, wealth and fame.
But she puts down those who are close to her brothers, Shame and poverty.
She makes the brave and strong into the poor and lame with her silver tongue.
Her laugh hurts the souls of what she calls "Lower class." as she laughs with her favored "Upper class".
Her smile startles the lower class, they ask "Why must you look at me so?" And she sarcastically replies "No reason."
She is a tyrant in a easily manipulated world, who can only be stopped by her elders, war and death.
Truly FreeIn this world as we know itTruly Free3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
No human will ever be free
Slavery is lessoned
But the past will forever haunt
Never free of bad memories
And still racism will haunt
Never will it end
Even in the façade of peace
We are not free
Judgment of others
Social standings and wealth
And being told what to do
Where to go
What to be
In our own homes
We're trapped from the start
The teachings and influence of those around us
Swaying our minds one way or another
Never will our thoughts be truly free
Imagine none of these restrictions
Are we yet free?
It still comes down to the basics of life
Our physical limitations
We cannot fly freely among the birds
Nor swim with the whales in the open sea
But say we could
We're still confined
The day the world ends
Will be the day
Humans are truly free.
Don't Stop"Every moment of light and dark in Life is a miracle." Tuomas HolopainenDon't Stop3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I run and run and run and run
Through Hell as I'm seeking Heaven
I run and run towards the infinite
From nothing I rebuild,
Castles of sand and granite.
Never give in;
Eaten by daemons within.
Never give up;
There's always a new start.
Never look back;
The world will never react.
Never dare cry;
Without letting them try.
This world would surely lie.
Rot in pain, cursed hand.
Your words hurt me so
You've build castles of sand
In there to hide your woe.
The last power chord
The last line
The last symbol
We all whine.
"Don't stop believing!"