this is how a heart breaks.this is how a heart makes.this is how a heart breaks.5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
first promises, first dreams.
it was a dream in summer.
"let's ride this one next!" letter grabbed char and pulled her along.
They enjoyed the ride,
but for emotions felt, not reasons thought.
days pass by. so do phone calls.
char is nervous.
"But I still have one more question on my mind "
letter laughs. "Yes, yes, of course."
it was their song:
char was the worm,
letter the bird.
and it was plain to see:
we were meant to be.
weeks, months go by. so do kisses and flying
char really believed.
(we all have to some day.
but nothing lasts forever.)
"What the hell are you doing?" words cut like knives.
in the mall: letters kiss one another.
"is letter more than you bargained for yet?" the other woman asks.
"Char, I just couldn't bear to part with you," letter says.
really, char retorts. but you could bear to break dreams.
this is how a heart breaks.
DreamsDreams2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I close my eyes
in darkness deep,
awaiting the embrace of sleep.
my last escape
from a world of lies
and foes wearing a friend's disguise.
and as I fall into sleep's hands,
submit myself to her commands,
does she let my mind fall still
and empties it, for dreams to fill.
To the women of the worldWomen of the meekTo the women of the world2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
women of the wise
women of the sleek
women of size.
All the beauty is in thine eyes,
Within thy heart, thy soul.
Be aware, know thine allies
Deception and illusion are the world's goal.
The Media decieves us with illusion and lies.
All this deceit within our normal day routine
Impossible bodies, only dressing up for the guys.
Acting all the same, like a well oiled machine.
Stop this nonsense, illusion, and trick
Women dress for themselves and are people too.
Don't think you're only beautiful when you're a stick.
To all the sexist, we bid thee adieu.
Fighting writers blockA little wall inside my mind, brick by brick it holds me back, keeping me off a poets track.Fighting writers block2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
My mind is filled with only a grey vision; I’m trapped inside my own little prison.
Just give me a rhyme to add to my verse! I scream trying to break from this curse.
As I begin to lose all hope, I see a light a start to take note, my mind is filled with words that rhyme and my page is filled within no time.
I jump in delight the curse is broken, and peaceful poetry can be spoken.
DaleHear me read itDale2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
They will not silence the bells for you.
The roses will not halt their will to wilt
and lilies will disassemble under the earth.
They will not dust Frankincense over cities
and trees will not bow down in grief
willingly donating limbs to become tissues.
But throats will dry out mid-sentence and
black hankerchiefs will be dubbed into pockets.
There will be enough salt to melt the ice
embedded around the hearts of old enemies.
Old enemies will turn friend once more
and the church will be full, packed with love.
The world is unlikely to take a moment's prayer;
Earth spins too fast to pause for any of us.
But the meagre collection of people you touched
(meagréd only by the tear-ridden knowledge
that you would have touched many more in time)
Will ache tonight and whisper of your friendship.
You were and always will be; loved.
Adults Can Fail YouWhen a problem's bigger than youAdults Can Fail You2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Take it to an adult they say
They'll know what to do
They'll help you
What happens when they don't?
I'll tell you
You find yourself in a dark and scary world
Respect your Elders
Turns to Respect those worth respecting
Adults can fail you
Leave you trapped in a house with a drunk monster
While they go out to eat
Laugh, never giving you a second thought
Only hours after promising to protect you
They came close
Oh so close to having a hand in my death
From that night
I spiraled down
My world shattered
My heart bleeding
I headed for the rocky bottom
No one reached out
No one tried to stop my fall
I hit the bottom full force
I lay there
I could end it all
No one would miss a broken 13 year old girl
The drunk provids easy access to mass amounts of alcohol
Plenty of pills to mix in lethal doses
Knives to slit my wrists
End it all
The End my way out
But I never did
I clawed my way back up
VisitingThere is a placeVisiting3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I will never go
But I seem
I close my eyes
It is a place
Where I can
Never ever go
But I always
Can create it
Because it lives
My open mind
Will you join
In this place
Where I can
Still not visit
I wish to see
You standing there
Next to me
Lost feelingsIt's crazy the way I felt for you,Lost feelings3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Crazy how I truly believed that I loved you right down to the core.
But now I see you, and something's not right, I've lost all feeling.
Thoughts of you don't seem to keep me up all night.
I told my self you have to be the one, all the moments we shared how ever small, they used to keep me dreaming that you were the prince I would meet at the fairytale ball.
But now know those feelings of wonder and love, have seemed to disappear to the heavens above.
And I feel remorse for those feelings I had, the ones that made my skin tingle and hair stand on end.
And those missed heart beats when you said my name, I truly fear that they shall not come again.
What's wrong with me? I thought I'd always feel that way.
But now I'm numb my life feels only grey.
Diamonds Don't BreakHe is the shard of an old life,Diamonds Don't Break3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
And the edge of where broken,
Cuts the heart when held.
She is the dust of an old laughter,
And she glints and glitters
And gets into your eyes.
You did not drop them
Nor make them shatter,
Only accepted their goodbyes.
They are just mirrors in the distance,
Reflecting back a girl who broke away
Yet did not break.
On their glass you did not paint the cracks,
Only saw them and made your own.
Silence did not splinter them,
Now you’re just a girl they used to know.
A name less soulPlain and quiet, a girl with no name.A name less soul3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Who was dying on the inside, but showed no outer pain.
She wasn't like the rest, she could never be.
She felt unloved, she was never called pretty.
She tried to be what she hated the most,
So maybe someone would show her some love.
Forgotten, rejected, and on her own,
Loathed those who had cut her to the bone.
Each night her pillow was filled with tears,
Each day her shoulders carried all her fears.
Alone she sat, ridiculed by all,
Her heart was heavy, she felt so small.
Burnt out and broken, She couldn't take no more,
Lost with out feeling, her wounds were sore.
Until one day, the light did shine,
and on that day she did feel fine.
She stood up and found her voice,
her name, and with her life she had a choice.
And if you look, and you will see,
that plain, quiet girl, that would be me.
All alone.She sits in a felid, alone.All alone.3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
She feels like no one cares,
She's all alone.
No one came looking for her,
But she no longer cared.
She's all alone.
She was running away,
Maybe to find some new friends.
She's all alone.
Her family is gone,
Her friend's are gone.
She's all alone.
She runs down the hill,
Only to fall.
She's all alone.
Everything is fading,
But everything is becoming clearer.
She's all alone.
She sees her family,
She sees her friend's.
She's not alone.
Longing LoveI'm listening to the sad love songs on the radio, and my heart whispering your name.Longing Love3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Trying hard to block you out, I stare out the window and watch the rain.
But oh! How I wish you were here, you could take away the pain.
Your soft lips would touch mine; your warm skin would surround mine.
And I'd be happy.
Snap out of the dream world, I have to command myself.
Thinking about you all this time could not be good for my health.
I've been so close and yet so far.
Those moments we shared, I know they were brief, but yet they replay as I try to sleep.
And I find myself smiling, no control do I have.
You've stole my heart, and weirdly I'm actually glad.
For _you_Is this static I hear really _your voice_?For _you_3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Are these lights on my screen really _your face_?
Is this phone in my pocket really _your presence_?
Are these letters really _your embrace_?
Where are _you_?
She and IShe was everything you wanted, she was everything I wanted to be.She and I3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
She had everything you needed, so you never looked to me.
She gave you everything, so you never took from me.
She's beautiful, you know that, we all know the same, I don't know why I bother with this game.
She loves you more than anything, and I hope she always will.
She always care for you,she'll keep you strong when times are tough, I could never be enough.
She's the one for you, a match made in heaven they say, she makes you happy, I guess I never could.
She's everything you wanted, she's everything I wanted to be.
I'm sorry but why can't it be me?
Why did you do this to me?Thoughts becomeWhy did you do this to me?3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Rolling down my
That turns into
That confides within
In which I will be lost
Doesn't mean anything
I'm sorryI'm sorry.I'm sorry3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I'm sorry for all the times that I lied to you...
I'm sorry for all the times that I could have tried harder...
I'm sorry for all the times that I was lost in myself, and didn't pay attention...
I'm sorry for all the times that I kissed you, I know they didn't mean anything to you.
I'm sorry for all the times that I missed you, it doesn't matter anymore.
I'm sorry for all the times that I invited you over, you don't even want to look at me now.
I'm sorry for all the times that we made love, they mean much to me, but not you.
I'm sorry for all the times that we held hands, I'll never be able to make up for that one.
And I'm sorry for all the times that I said I love you, look how much those words come back to haunt you now... not me.
I really wish it were only me and you.Why can't you understand me?I really wish it were only me and you.3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
It's like I don't even have the key...
to your heart that is,
and its something that I miss.
The planets in the solar system solely align for you,
I wish it were that way for me too.
I don't deserve it like you do,
because well I'm a little bit coo coo.
Stars do fall like dust,
and that is a must...
When our hearts beat in sync,
it is the link...
To happiness which will last forever,
just like the meaning of a diamond and a tether.
I should fix myself though,
because otherwise we will surely bow.
I'd like to say that I am ready...
Can I please be your teddy?
SuddenlySuddenly3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Cloud Nine can't compare
To this feeling that you give me.
A rush blazing from within---everywhere.
The pleasantries, an all-consuming fire;
I can hardly breathe,
Yet, I relish every second of it.
What more do you have under your sleeve?
Just how will you captivate me next?
Your smile shakes me to my very core,
Your eyes feed me, as I beg for more.
The words you say, like a gentle breeze,
The way you get me, time seems to freeze.
You're a walking wonder,
A passage to paradise;
A sweet oasis,
You're out of sight.
O', and how suddenly you found me,
I'd let you find me again and again.
2011 Vincent Cuccolo
Cry CryCry6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I sit here crying alone in this world I sit in,
So afraid in this world of violence will I die today
Or Tomorrow can I trust any one I am so scared,
If there is any one I can trust can you please hold me
In you arms were I will fell safe I hate to fell afraid,
and to not trust any one.
By and © to Charén Rinckens
The song of the Magpie One for sorrow, two for joy.The song of the Magpie10 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
What once was joyful, is now just sorrow.
The bitter taste of today, is stale for tomorrow.
A heavy drowse of a now distant past,
Faded memories, of passings so fast.
Three for a girl, four for a boy.
There once was a girl who fell in love,
Who had a heart as pure as a soaring dove.
She met a boy with a heart of gold,
Hard, metallic and awfully cold.
Five for silver, six for gold.
She was promised silver, diamonds and stones,
Yet all she received was brass, ash and bones.
She found the gold, in the best of others.
Giving love and strength to her sisters and brothers.
Seven for a secret never to be told.
Lies were formed and secrets kept
Serpents whispered while she slept.
She let nothing bother her, had struggles a few.
Though legend says for joy, you must see two.
SurviveWhispers in my earSurvive3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Compel me to surrender.
But I will not hear;
I defy my contender.
Defeat is not an option;
There is no other way:
Survive against all odds
To die another day.
'Tis the oldest battlecry;
The only ultimatum.
Fight until you die
Rather plain verbatim.
To be classified as "alive,"
Survive, survive, survive.
Game OverThe rain is falling,Game Over3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
My tears are pouring,
As i write this final dictation,
I guess you never knew,
I guess you never saw,
How miserable i was inside.
The pain i felt,
The smiles i faked,
I guess life is one big game.
Is flashing on the screen,
I'll be fading away,
All too soon.
I have no more lives saved up,
There are no cheat codes to type,
No restart button,
When it comes to this life.
I messed up,
And i am sorry,
For any pain i have caused you,
And any sorrow.
This is my final goodbye,
This is my game over,
I'm floating away,
And nothing stop me.