Close.Maybe I could slip back into your heart,
the way I slipped in between your thighs.
Maybe I could hold you again,
but it will be to my surprise.
I am always here,
trying to show you my heart,
but then I hide it well,
out of fear you would tear it apart.
I try to show you how things could be,
through sacrifice and giving,
but if you were not in my life,
then it would hardly be worth living.
If you knew I wrote this now,
you would never want to see me again,
I cannot help the way that I feel,
but I know that I am just a friend.
Child gamesSimon says jump,Child games5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
simon says run,
simon says burn,
under the dying sun.
Lets follow the leader,
straight into hell,
hop-scotch across the field of flames,
and marco polo in the river Styx.
Let's play hide and seek,
in a toxic waste dump,
and let's play tag with porcupines.
Jump rope on a crumbling bridge.
Simon says die.
Forever if you wantEverything is dark,Forever if you want5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
everything is shadowed,
a hand that grabs the sun,
and chokes its last ray of light.
A frown of a moon,
and crying twinkle of a star,
but I don't want to stop dancing with you,
Even as the butterflies flutter about so blindly,
I still find a sense of joy,
just from being hand in hand,
body to body,
twirling about so graceful,
like eagles entwined,
falling from the sky,
So we can dance forever,
or longer if you want,
even in the dark,
under a lost and broken sun.
Nothing specialI'm a poet,Nothing special5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
a sculptor of words,
bringing phrases together,
in the harmony of a verse.
I am young,
wise in my mind,
but ignorant to the old.
every emotion of the rainbow,
with springtime rain clouds over my head.
I am human,
wreckless steam engine,
powered by hate,
The wheels in motion,
begin to rust.
I am nothing special,
a drop of water in an endless ocean of dreamers,
and other people.
Liars lieA lie. A lie. Liars tend to lie,Liars lie5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
with hollow heart and empty eye,
tales so tall they reach the sky.
Knife in back, blood still fresh,
using words to cut the flesh.
It WOULD kill you to tell the truth,
because you feed off of lies like a fucking vulture chewing on the entrails of a three day old carcass.
You're fairy tales are wearing thin,
Snow White's a whore,
and I can't win.
Malicious whisperLook at the birds,Malicious whisper6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
they're so free,
but that's never the life that was meant for me.
I'm stuck in this cage,
like a canary singing,
but I've gone mute,
my voice isn't ringing.
sitting in the sea,
ever so violently,
the water spins,
like my emotions,
I try to speak them,
but my voice is broken.
A whisper caught in the wind,
an angry butterfly,
in the air it spins,
falling through the sky,
crashing into a blank page,
its wings become the ink.
Is the ocean blue with sadness?
Or black with madness?
Can I drown in the emotion?
It seems to take my breath,
with hands so desperate,
I sink to death.
What's it worth?I'd follow you to the ends of the earth, but no further.What's it worth?6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I'd walk a thousand miles for you, but not one inch more.
I'm too tired to do this anymore.
Why do I wait,
what separates you from any other beautiful girl out there?
What makes it so worth while?
Maybe I'm just in denial,
maybe it's just your smile,
or your figure,
or the way you make me laugh.
Maybe I'm just a fool,
a lovestruck fool,
being commanded by a fate so cruel.
Sometimes I just don't see the point,
maybe my heart sees something I don't.
Is there a connection on a different level here?
Or are those just false voices in my ears.
I wish a little bird would come along and land on my shoulder,
and whisper words of advice to me.
Should I go?
Should I stay?
I just don't know,
I cannot say.
Maybe it will become more clear in time,
I wish the decision was easy as this rhyme.
Dancing under a fallen skyWe can both dance under the stars as the rest of the world burns tonight.Dancing under a fallen sky6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
We can kiss while the sky falls,
lips to lips,
until is hits our heads.
Pieces falling everywhere,
but we don't care.
I've seen the world through the reflection of your eyes,
but I just can't turn away and hide,
I won't run,
unless you run too,
hand in hand,
I dance with you.
The night is ours,
but it must be shared,
I don't care,
just as long as I'm with you.
Praying won't help.How could you just sit there,Praying won't help.4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
at the side of the bed,
with thoughts of the broken in your head,
with good will in your heart,
and no motive to do one god damn thing but pray?
You want them to get better,
but you sit still,
they die slowly,
so where's your good will?
It's in the air that you just whispered into,
maybe they'll hear it,
but that can't fix a collapsed home,
that can't mend a broken bone,
that can't remove sickness from the frail and old.
So what's the point?
You could donate a dollar to the kids without a house to call their own,
but you just express pity in the comfort of your home.
King me.I'll leave this world the same way I came in,King me.4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
completely naked and vulnerable,
screaming bloody murder,
looking for an escape,
ready to be judged,
beyond your feeble mental grasp.
except my own mind,
ready to fight,
ready to claim the throne,
ready for the needless slaughter,
waiting for my holy grail of rust.
the demon I've become,
I'm right here,
flick your fiery tongue at me,
I can take it.
But you can't take what I am,
who I've become,
the pain I've caused,
the innocence lost,
THE PERSON I'M NOT,
THE PERSON I'LL NEVER BE.
Get over it.
I am satisfied,
I have what I want from this life,
and it's all I'll ever need or want.
I don't need your idea of success.
That's not me.
I don't want to play a gameI don't feel the same,I don't want to play a game6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I feel like there's a void.
A pain creeps up my chest,
and I'm becoming so annoyed.
you'd think about it,
and tell me when you decide,
but instead you disappeared,
and chose to run and hide.
When did this become a game,
when did I volunteer to play?
When did I have to bow my head in shame,
and quickly run away?
You're mentally incomplete,
but very weak.
could break with stones,
and you're an outsider,
and so alone.
I want an answer,
not a riddle,
I hate these things.
Time changes everythingTime changes everything, my friend.Time changes everything5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I used to know you,
but time has changed.
I used to be a good person,
but the clocked ticked away.
I used to give a shit,
but that's the past.
I used to love,
but now I don't.
I used to be happy,
but the hands of time work against me.
Everything changes in time,
I don't care if you differ,
because I know,
day by day,
second by passing second,
you'll be gone,
and I'll be dead.
i can make you hate meI can make your heart beat faster,i can make you hate me6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
i can make you blush a deep red.
i can make you go insane,
with thoughts of me in your head.
i can make your eyes cast downward,
i can make your breath disappear.
i can make you feel safe,
by chasing away all of your fears.
i can make your heart more broken,
i can make your eyes lose their shine.
i can make you want to stay up,
crying and crying all night.
i can make you hate me forever,
i can make you feel lost inside.
it is just so easy to bring you up,
and then tear down your life.
burn this mirror.this is the point i write a hook loud enough for you to hear it. i craft the words out of cells and marrow and spill them on the page in the right numerical order; hit just the right notes in time to bleed me dry. i write the truth in the harsh light under the kitchen sink right before i throw it down the garbage disposal where it belongs. i can't turn from the mirror on this white sheet of paper, and i can't shatter the reflection spewing from the ink of my pen. i can close my eyes and scream and cower in the corner and over the shrillness of my voice and under the shadow of my blindness, i will still be confronted with the truth of myself. i cannot run from my demons when they are what i am.burn this mirror.5 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
the truth is i will bring you the highest of your highs and the lowest of your lows. i will catapult you through the atmosphere and then be the anchor that drops your heart through the wood-plank-floor. i am a bottle marked antidote filled to the brim with the latest poison. i have the cure on my
Passing byI'm left sitting in a dark corner of my own creation,Passing by5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
while the world passes me by without even a glance.
Continuous blurs of motion,
while I slowly crawl on concrete,
each crack in the sidewalk,
Falling backward in the thoughts of others,
am I allowed to still say I exist?
Like a comatose victim waking from 1991,
only to discover,
that he's been left behind in time.
Pull me into the future,
so I may abandon the abandoners.
And leave them helpless as I was.
Emilyso as i lay her tonight and dream of youEmily5 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
and doing things together you wanna do
from one intriging kiss from your lips
to your georgous luring eyes and hips
so tell me Emily how can i be the man
to make you happy and ill do what i can
'cause all i ever want is to see you smile
but by now you proberly wanna run a mile
i feel in love with your pretty brown eyes
i promise to be honest and never tell lies
so let me put the cards out on the table
ive never had anything real or yet stable
just know theres no pressure its all up to you
but im writing this poem decreetly for you
to show you what kind of man i am inside
and that from you id have nothing to hide
i would listen to every single word you say
as pieces of my heart you slowly steal away
its killing me how i cant tell you how i feel
but i can tell you that these feeling are real
tasting your bubblegum tongue on my lips
so trust me when i say that my heart skips
so im asking you take a hold of my hand
and ill promise to follow your eve
Man:An arachnid needling into nothing;Man:4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Thrown rope nestled in NASA's outer space;
A Hindu clarinet player's helper
Ascending an airy, azure ether.
A phalange of "my gawd" (an ice/ash pillar)
After an airborne space craft's absconding,
A moon-landing. Impossible motion,
Mired in unimaginative minds
Meditating on Om, missing the flight.
how to save a lifei want to save his life but i don't know how tohow to save a life6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
or maybe i do but i just haven't realize it yet.
"honey, can you please tell
me what you need."
"hot chocolate would be nice with
those little white marshmallows."
"okay, i can do that."
"i hope you can."
it's a miracle to me he hasn't died on my watch yet
but i expect he will if i don't do something soon.
"shouldn't you eat? i mean
you haven't ate anything
so far today."
"i think soup would be good."
"of course. right. is chicken
noodle soup okay?"
"it's the only soup i know
how to make."
he's been sleeping for three hours now. i try to not
to think that he could go into a coma at any second.
"hey, you awake?"
"i think i should check
if you have a fever."
"i'm pretty sure i do
so let me sleep it off."
"oh my god. oh my god.
oh my fucking god!-"
"i need to call 911!"
"sweetie, you really do
not need to do that."
after being reassured he is not going to die
I wish for the endI wish for fire,I wish for the end6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I wish for hate,
I wish for the apocolypse,
so that I may glimpse,
a new life,
a new era,
another bloody chapter.
I wish for doom,
I wish for death,
I wish the bombs,
would take our breath.
There will be no heroes,
we'll die alone,
with useless prayers.
I wish for ice,
I wish for cold,
I wish for the end,
if I may be so bold.
I see the light,
that moves across the sky,
a messenger of death,
on a never ending quest,
but it doesn't deliver words,
but instead a sound of fear,
that states simply clear,
that the end,
is finally here.
Matter of perspectiveMy time has elapsed,Matter of perspective4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
so elliptical the ways it passed,
I feel like I've done this before,
How about you?
Do you dread time the way I do,
do you feel it drag on like I do,
the way it scrapes by as if to drive me to my breaking point.
Minutes melt formlessly to hours fusing endlessly into days.
I grow tired of the pattern,
but I can't break the cycle.
Time is not a what,
it's a how,
how you experience it,
how you spend it,
how you hate the way it goes by or drags on.
It's just a matter of perspective.
Wings of paperA little paper plane that's lost in flight,Wings of paper5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
shoved into a world so cruel,
Floating endlessly on a dying breeze,
to concrete seas.
A little toy soldier,
forever in combat stance,
kicked across the floor,
he never had a chance.
stretched and warped,
a tangled mess...
Pushed into the world,
on wings of paper I will fall,
to an unforgiving hell,
that never cared at all.
the innocence of a broken wishi am going to write somethingthe innocence of a broken wish5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
about you, but you won't read
it. and maybe i don't want you
maybe i don't want you
to read it
to read me
to read my heart's
i won't tell you that:
i had three dreams about you.
i won't tell you that:
i only met you once, but
it scares me to Death
that it'll never become twice.
i won't tell you that:
i (secretly) want you to ask for
my phone number (i want you
you're just another
dirty little secret in
my closet full of the
clothes i don't want
to wear around you
(i want to wear you around
my neck my pants my heart)
like the touch of your hand
as i glide my fingers across
the breathless piano or the
sound of our clashing voices
in the passenger seat, it felt
like dead hope reincarnated.
no, i will never tell you this;
i will just assume you know
everything already. but the
truth is you and me, we know
FallenI was told I had to wake before I hit the ground,Fallen5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
If I wished to live.
I was told I had to give all I had to give,
If I wished to stay.
I was told I had to hunt for the hidden truths for eternity,
If I wished to belong.
I was told I had to walk the dark road, blind and alone,
If I wished to find you.
I did wake:
Into a nightmare.
I did give:
I didn't get.
I did hunt:
I caught nothing.
I did walk blind and alone:
You never came.
As I fell,
You didn't catch me.
As I gave,
You didn't care.
As I hunted,
Your truths were lies.
As I walked blind,
You abandoned me.
As I fell,
I felt your lips against mine.
As I gave,
I felt your heart beating against mine.
As I hunted,
I found, myself, ensnared, in your bright eyes.
I took my path,
You left your lies.
My nightmare never ended.
My giving never stopped.
My heart never mended.
You never saw the way I sobbed.
But I don't wish I never fell,
I know now where I went wrong,
You chimed against my warning bell,
I should have seen it all along,
Some Ways of Moving On"You know everybody needs some time on their own,"Some Ways of Moving On6 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
We all have our ways of dealing with pain,
Or moving on.......
Most of us cry our hearts out,
"A raging river rich with burning emotion"
And they drift away to new horizons on a ship with torn sails,
Some of us rot in their rooms,
Stuck with wild eyes for long hours,
Until it all fades away... Leaving them insane,
Some of us sleep into a narcotic dream,
Whilst they gently lose themselves vein by vein,
No more pain... their mothers lament for another loss,
Few of us sing the blues beneath an acid sun,
A droning tune of what's gone and what's been done,
But they never stop dreaming of what could possibly come,
There are those who will not face fact,
And they play along the pain and wait,
Like in some sick russian roulette,
Until the truth shoots through with lethal hate,
Finally there are those who need some time alone,
Wherever they may be beneath the stars or in the rain,
Let them untangle their cobwebbed mind until its free again.