Don't You DareDon't you dare judge meDon't You Dare1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
I'm a human being
Not a 'ragamuffin' with no sense of style
I choose based on comfort, not colors
And I act how I want
I dress badly for the school pictures because
They always try to
Make me look pretty
You're taking a picture of
Not some sweet little girl in the eighth grade
Don't you dare touch me
My arms are tender
And my face is bruised
I fall down a lot
Don't touch my hair when I mention
I hate when people do that
I'm a girl
Not a Barbie doll
Even if I look like one
In fact, don't even look at me
I don't mind someone
Who pays attention to detail
And points out mistakes
But on you, I hate it
Because you only ever
My pouch is a safety net, not a complication
No, don't take it
I need that
I'm scared without it
Don't ask me to change
My feeling of security
I don't over complicate things on purpose
So quit acting like I do
You wonder why we don't
Have the best relationship
I'm always being judged
Story in shortI am a daughterStory in short3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
To a father who is a pedophile and a mother who didn't protect me
I am a sister
To six siblings, five sisters and one brother
I am a mother
To my little boy, who is my reason to keep on living
I come from physical abuse
Years by the hands of a step father who hated me, and a mother who just watched from the distance
I come from mental and emotional abuse
Loved one second, hated another, and told over and over again how bad, worthless, and unneeded I am
I come from sexual abuse
Scary nights learning things I shouldn't of learned so young , no one believing me till the FBI came
I locked away the pain
And started cutting
I stopped smiling
And learned to fake my way though life
I am not my father, I am not my mother
But my biggest fear is that deep down I am
I wished for death and attempted so many times
The Bus Stop DialoguesI.The Bus Stop Dialogues4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
A young man at the bus stop
turns to me and softly asks
"Why aren't you wearing shoes?"
He taps the faded leather
of his suedo-skin
and his eyes smile in a gentle lilt
before his mouth does.
I tell him that I like
to feel the earth breathe.
That textures keep my mind alive
and ticking like a clock.
I tell him that I'm trying to grow roots
so my pale limbs can twist into a tree
(the way L and I talked about it in therapy).
I tell him that my soul is lonely
and the ground is the only thing that's always there.
I tell him that bare skin is sensitive
and stroking it with every (twelfth) step
is a soothing form of self-care.
I tell him that I walk on water
and if I had shoes; I'd drown.
I tell him that my soles bruise
until they match my soul.
I tell him that my bones are soft
and the soil sews them back into reality
when I'm losing grip on sanity.
I tell him that I'm praying
one day I'll step on a syringe.
I shrug my shoulders,
open my mouth and say
"I just didn't feel like weari
crash, smash, then bursthide behind the couch whenever you're in the roomcrash, smash, then burst5 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
because my heart's jumped to my throat
I can barely look at you
without turning crimson
from your hair,
to your different colored eyes,
I can't even think.
this is what you do to me.
my mind crashes
all logic smashes
then my heart just bursts
queen of nothing.what I've learned:queen of nothing.1 year ago in Emotional More Like This
I still remember singing in my room when I was six, and having my mother come down the hall and slam the door so hard that the windows shook.
Her nails hurt when she scraped the tears off my face. "It doesn't matter what you want," she'd always tell me.
Like, when that drunk driver swerved and hit her car I didn't want her to leave me, and it didn't matter.
Once on vacation I bought a pair of fuzzy leather heels for two hundred dollars, and when I wore them to dinner, I found out that
1. "Suede" is a fancy word for "fuzzy leather."
And 2. Good things don't last: That night my cousin told me that she thought 135 pounds was a little too big for five foot eight. So I tore my tights up to the thigh and threw those new suede heels in the garbage.
It felt good later, to know that they couldn't hate me more than I hate myself.
My six-word story from ninth grade reads, "If I don't laugh, I'll cry."
When I read that treating people like trash to gets them to nee
Too fat.They say "You're too fat to have an eating disorder."Too fat.1 year ago in Emotional More Like This
"We can't see your bones yet."
But little did they know that that triggered her into becoming worse.
She would cry at night, and cut up her body.
"I'm so fat and hideous."
Her mother didn't care. She called her crazy and a bitch.
Her father didn't care. He only saw fat.
Her friends tried to care, but slowly one by one gave up.
She lost a guy she loved.
She kept losing everything, slowly falling.
"I should just kill myself." She thought, but fear of death stopped her.
She's trapped inside her head.
She watched a family member die from not eating.
She just wished she was strong enough to follow that path.
But pain and fear stand in her way.
All in her way to perfection.
She doesn't want to be this way.
She just can't find the light at the end of the tunnel.
She was in a Hell she couldn't escape.
And it was only going to get worse.
Getting help for this wasn't going to help.
It was going to delay her goal.
In this harsh, cold world.
The Sea...Look at the sea .The Sea...2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
A vast beauty
Where all things are natural
And there's nothing to hide
So peaceful .
So pure .
Look at the sea
And it's vast beauty
The waves are special
And the life is so natural .
Where everything is true
And everything is blue ..
Look at the sea
And it's vast beauty
Where everything is so real .
And nothing is a lie
Until Next Time
SpringtimeHis eyes of chapped blue,Springtime2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
connect in my mind the way pools connect,
encasing me like an insect in amber.
Soft pink lips,
the top differing in color from the bottom
like paint chips,
nuzzling beneath my cheek bone,
always the left one.
are gaunt in a way reminiscent of harsh things,
quietly scalloped against mine,
Hair bristled like Welcome mat,
drifting between my fingers,
inconsequential in it's performance, always drifting.
Affection like Springtime,
smelling of warm soil and sorbet,
twining in me like late afternoon licorice clouds
and earthy grounds of coffee in my teeth.
Dormancy like Winter,
gestures fogged like frosted glass,
meaning hazed behind the lies,
to which you are so accustomed.
Rain makes you restless,
wolves excite you in their brutality.
Sunlight reveals you, and darkness greets you.
Why is it, in all of your untruthfulness,
that Spring was so sad to see you go?
Fire Witch Chapter 1Fire Witch Chapter 12 years ago in Sketches More Like This
Fire Witch Ch.1
June 21. That's the day I first learned I was a fire witch. The day I was first attacked by Demon Knights. The day I killed my mother. Kon said I was the most powerful fire witch she had ever trained, but that I couldn't control my power. Only now can I control the fire that burns through me, but it's too late. I was so proud when I used fire to defeat the demon knights; I turned to Kon to see the look of pride on her face. Instead of seeing pride, I saw ashes, ashes all around me, with no release from the gray.
I don't remember much after that, only running away, away from people, away from Kon.
When I realize that running away from my grief just makes it worse, I turn back and run towards my house. Collecting all the ashes, I put them in a jar and bury it in the field of flowers Kon and I played in when I was little. I sit down and have a good, long cry for everything that I have lost. I've lost my family, my home, and th
yearning to be the little mermaidwhen i was younger i couldn't gracefullyyearning to be the little mermaid9 months ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
spin myself underwater and push off like the rest
of my team-mates, the world became too disoriented
once i was under so they put me in the slow lane and
instead i plodded along and tapped the wall with my
fingers pushing off with my toes harder than the rest
just trying to keep up.
Azure Lunithas: BioAzure Lunithas: Bio9 months ago in Profiles More Like This
Name: Azure Lunithas
Hair: Sky Blue
Species: Mothxie (fairy and elf-like species with moth fairy wings)
Personality Traits: Quiet, sweet, innocent, curious and silly. She can be relatively blunt and naive and is incredibly curious as she does not much know about the human world and would often ask mind-blowing trivial questions. She is also apologetic as she tends to apologize for everything even when not doing anything wrong.
Likes: Flowers, peace, happiness, learning about the world outside of her hometown
Dislikes: Danger, Poachers, being trapped inside glass containers
Attributes: Her main weapon is a dual-blade. She can use it as a helicopter propeller and fly in a limited flight when airborne. Her main elemental attributes are wind and ice and can blow away her enemies with strong wind and freeze them into icicles.
Weaknesses: Being enclosed inside a glass container limi
2 yearsDear Drew,2 years7 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
our knees bump slightly
and my heart races
I seek your eyes
and find the light in them.
What could this be,
What could we turn into?
our lips tingle as they brush
and you move my hair back
we're sitting on the back porch
without a care.
Did we have unlimited time,
Did we know it was almost over?
I sit on my bed
and you on yours
20 minutes away
20 minutes of goodbyes.
Did we know the mess we created,
Did we know it wasn't goodbye for good?
We cry on opposite sides
I show my tears
but you cannot
because you chose her.
Did I know you didn't hate me,
Did you know I forgave you?
Here we are again
side by side
Not quite the same as it once was
I wonder do you miss her,
I wonder if you really love me?
I now know the dreams of a 13 year old
don't come true
We won't be ever again
Our forever turned to never.
Do you realize this,
Do you realize my heart doesn't beat for you?
you broke me into pieces
Feathered FriendsHe climbed through the desert hillsFeathered Friends9 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
And through and through taunted by crows and vultures
He fell over and over again
Yet picked himself back up every time
But now he brushes the sand from his coat and pants
He's made it as far as he could manage
The boy found a dead bird skeleton
And stole the talons from the grave
All the birds watched
And mocked him relentlessly
He carried them wherever
That wherever only being five steps ahead
He'd had enough
And so he chose the sharpest hook
He slit his wrists
Hoping the demonic birds would be sickened
They mocked him more
And soared even closer to him
They would call out his name
They would call out his demerit
And again the boy fell face-first
He'd decided this was the true last straw
He took that nine-inch talon
And slit his throat
The vultures and crows watched him bleed and fall
They thought he was their friend
But none realized the truth
What was meant to motivate him to escape
Motivated him to give up.
Jimmy Deanthe skyJimmy Dean9 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Behind the SoundsWhen I turn off the musicBehind the Sounds10 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Everything seems fake.
The people, jokes, and life itself
But then the music turns on once more
And we see reality
What's behind the happy faces you see everyday
Stories of ones who almost died on occasion
You can find secrets and cry with the singer
And can decrypt the message behind a blaring guitar.
The world is real when the drums beat
And you can forget those fake faces you see everyday.
The Dog and the RabbitThere's a dog that I knowThe Dog and the Rabbit1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
A mix, like me, she's
Short and fun like a corgi,
Yet Brave and thin-faced like a collie.
There's a rabbit that I know
A mix, too, but a bad one--
Her mom was an intellectual dragon
and Her father an overwhelming dog.
That friendly dog I know
isn't well liked
left alone outside,
fenced in like a horse.
That cursed hare I know
Is left out by her family
Chained down to the ground
bound with steel and stone.
Yet when they cross paths
the Always-friendly dog
and the Always-lonely rabbit
have time of their lives
Laughing and running,
not caring who sees
Dolly's her name,
The old Corgi-Collie she-dog
And My name is Rapids,
the Rabbit from the Dragon and Dog.
That short little hound
is the light of my day
When I'm around nothing
But the dust of my family's bones.
A Found Poem- Unbroken SilenceI'm inclined to reserve all judgements,A Found Poem- Unbroken Silence3 weeks ago in Free Verse More Like This
heightened sensitivity to the promises of life.
The dramatic turbulence took your breath away
The whole town is desolate,
her gray sun-stained eyes looked back at me,
and for a moment she looked at me with an absolute smirk on her lovely face.
But, she was crazy about him,
the first sweetie she ever had.
I was repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life
The silence was unbroken,
I can't help what's past,
things that neither of us will forget.
Tell me what you seeLook into my eyesTell me what you see2 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
Tell me what you see
because for some reason
All I see is pain staring back at me
Seeing so much sadness at one time
So much anger, so much hatred
How can one set of eyes
emanate so many emotions
So look into my eyes
Tell me what you see
Tell me I’m wrong
Just imagining things