Truth in the LIghtTRUTH IN THE LIGHTTruth in the LIght3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
The light shines down and exposes the truth,
Displaying imperfections from the beginning of youth.
Not to expose problematic choices you've made,
But lighting the way so you are not afraid.
For change and strength come from exposing our faults,
It hardens the soul or opens hearts vaults.
To a treasure some seek and may never find,
But additional light is there to remind.
That the light which made every living thing,
Resides in each of you welling up like a spring.
Helping one another to drink in that light,
To stand there beside you as a friend in this fight.
For true light that's bright in perfection and pure,
Unconditionally washes away the obscure.
And whether a nemesis or a friend,
The light will hold true and expose in the end.
That it's independence we think we seek,
Yet pride and ignorance keep us blind and weak.
We can not do this journey alone,
At the very least you must know God to get home.
Realizing it is not by our grace that were saved,
Painted into a Corner by Painted into a CornerPainted into a Corner by3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
You pretend to know me,
Thinking all your judgmental advice will somehow free me.
Believing what works for you will work for me,
Never realizing your advice is your own convictions trying to teach you.
I am not you, nor should I be,
Living with the motives and agendas I only know in my heart.
You can't see or think the way I do because we are different.
Instead of embracing the differences by sharing our strengths, you look for weakness.
You don't even know my past.
You told your stories with such enthusiasm, you had nothing left for me.
You must pause to listen, if you want to hear what I have to say.
Or all you will hear is yourself and stay locked in the reflection of your mirror.
See past what you think you see.
It's easy to critique one stroke of the brush when it has no direction.
Failing to step back and observe how that one stroke changed the whole pi
The dragons wrathUnder the moons sweet ghostly gaze, a diamond lake did froth.The dragons wrath3 years ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
And from the fathoms, fathoms deep, wrose a dragons wrath.
With scale blood red, and claw bleached white,
the dragon reared with godly might.
Setting fauna around it to blaze, and taking to inky black night,
it screeched its terrible agony, hoping for some small light.
Twisting solemnly through skies strewn with pink,
each liquid gold eye refusing to blink.
His quarry under yonder wave, he hung, and with no seen notion,
he stopped, let go, let himself fall, into the depths of the ocean.
He sank, did not stop it, he was perfectly still, as he saw what had cost him so much.
A dragon, a female, poisonous green, curled like a baby and looking as such.
When he had floated there, near the dragon, she was dead.
Though he knew it, he sank to rest against her cold head.
He checked her, he hit her, bequeathed her to rise,
She did not, the truth hit him... he thought no more lies.
And sinking his claws into the thick sand beneath him,
Monsters I will Become (Poem)MonstersMonsters I will Become (Poem)8 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
By: Kaede Draga
In all the years I’ve been alive
I’ve never felt so helpless.
They used my own wishes against me.
I shouldn’t tell her my secrets.
All she does is scream at me when I do my chores wrong.
Then complains to the whole house that I never do enough,
Even when I try my best.
Then she become a real bitch,
By turning around, raising her voice,
And threatening to spill my secrets, break my belonging,
Hurt me, throw coffee on me, disown me
If I don’t freaking get away from her.
She then tells me that she doesn’t owe me anything for my help,
And that “good children” are born to help their parents.
“What good is having a family if they aren’t there when you need them?”
She thinks I was born her slave?
She’s messed up in the head if she thinks that way.
I shouldn’t have asked him for anything either.
He hides secrets from her, and she takes it out on me.
When I ask him for anything, he denies me.
An Arduous FlightOnly the lightest things in life are freeAn Arduous Flight2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
the Sun, the Moon and the way that Smile on your face
sits perfectly against that shade of happiness
Some nights are somber
and the moon shines only half as bright
a side ways smile with a billion shining eyes
A heavy heart takes an arduous flight
Butterflies migrate half-way around the world
with the gentlest strokes
Freedom is weightless
Gold is heavy
and God is Alive
Pride and Shattered Love-PoetryPride and Shattered LovePride and Shattered Love-Poetry2 years ago in Emotional More Like This
We shook each other’s hands for good sportsmanship
It was a competition between our schools.
You swore to me you'd win
I really hoped you would.
Because your smile is all I wanted.
Not a medal,
A smile from you.
But, for every competition
Someone needs to win,
Like someone needs to lose.
And in our case
I was the winner,
And you were the loser.
Though most people would be jumping for joy
After being called up to receive my prize,
I felt sadness when I saw your face.
Your big black eyes tearing up,
Your cheeks turning red from shame,
Your mouth hanging open,
Your lip quivering.
I thought you were about to cry.
Afterwards, when my team congratulated me,
I looked over to her team.
She was trying to look happy for her teammates
Who’d almost all won single medals.
But she was hurting inside,
I could see it in her eyes.
Though my teammates and I each had multiple medals,
I didn’t feel proud.
Instead I felt upset that
Breaking Point: Emotional PoetryBreaking PointBreaking Point: Emotional Poetry2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
By: Kaede N. S.
I’m listening to everything you say.
I bite my lip as hard as I can,
And I try not to say anything back,
Because I know just how terrible you can be.
You always belittle me in front of others,
Saying I have the EASY life.
You know I have to try 10 times as hard as you.
My life is a least a dozen times worst than yours.
I don’t want to listen to you say that.
I can only handle so much.
This abuse is getting out of hand.
My mask is starting to
Little by little, you’re breaking it.
My dark colors are hidden beneath,
And you’re about to rip them
And shed light on them.
And when they’re exposed
I won’t be able to hold that rage
And just when I’m afraid my mask is cracking,
I know for a fact that it is shattering.
And I feel it letting my dark side through.
I feel the evil,
I feel the sin, the
Hidden inside of me
And let the darkness through.
And it gushes
Poem For My Baby GirlPoem for my “Baby Girl”Poem For My Baby Girl1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
From: Muti and your Mayonaka Family
Baby girl, my sweet little “child”...
Every night when I head to sleep,
Our last conversation lingers in my head
All night long.
Sweetheart, do you realize,
That your pain is our pain?
I know what you think…
You think you’re a burden
To your father and I
And the rest of our Ohana.
Is that why you distance yourself from us?
My dear daughter,
I hope you realize…
When you cry, we can feel your sorrow,
And when you’re frightened, we share your fears,
And when you try to be aloof, we feel excluded,
And when you feel despair, we feel helpless as well…
Your emotions really matter to us,
Despite the fact that you think that it’s a waste
To burden the Ohana with such things.
Baby girl, my sweetheart,
I want you to believe.
Believe that you’re special.
Believe that you’re extraordinary in a good way.
Believe that you’re truly important.
Believe that we ALL
Your PuppetI'm your puppetYour Puppet3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Your little doll
Crafted to your liking
Strings cover every limb
For you to pull
And make me bow to your every whim
You, my puppeteer, love to make me dance
Day in and day out must I prance
Moving my hands, feet
To your ever demanding beat
With no rest
I'm not always at my best
Disgust constantly shown in your face
When I can't keep the pace
You are rough
And never seem to get enough
Making me twirl and swirl
Your perfect, obedient girl
During our play
It goes without say
You would lose your grip
And let me slip
With a loud clatter
Upon the floor
Leaving me sore
Begging for no more
But you ignore my pleas
And I fall into your hands with ease
You smile with pleasure
For you know that now and forever
Will I dance for you
For the rest of my days
I shall perform through your maze
Doing every routine in a haze
Never cutting my ties
Or trying to get away from all the lies
Covered in scratches
And several patches
I still move as you instruct to
I your marionett
Bleed it Out-PoetryBleed it outBleed it Out-Poetry3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
By: Kaede N. S.
I can’t take the pain anymore.
Every day, it just gets worst.
The time is now,
The time can’t wait.
To take the razor and mark my hate.
Onto my skin, I rub the edge,
To mark me as one who strayed away.
Let me skin burst open
And let the ruby liquid run down my skin.
It feels so wrong,
And yet it’s all right.
Nothing more than to see the blood run,
That’s what I thought.
Now I don’t want it to stop.
I want to feel the warm,
I want to see the rich red color,
I want to smell the iron
And taste it.
One more time,
Oh who am I kidding?
Again and again,
Let this cutting continue.
It’s alright with me
If I never stop letting it bleed.
If We Would Only LoveIf We Would Only Love As HE Wants Us ToIf We Would Only Love3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Our Spirits Would Soar Our Souls Renew
Then Mankind Would See A Better Life
Void Of Evil Greed And Strife
The World Would Be A Beautiful Place To Live
If We Would Only Learn To Give
Instead We Take And Desire Of Things
Not Blessed By HIM Who Love Did Bring
HE Came And Said My Brother Man
Accept This Gift From The Golden Lamb
Some Did Listen To The Words HE Said
Others Did Laugh And Turned Their Head
As They Nailed HIM To A Cross Of Wood
Still HE Blessed Them As Only HE Could
The Years Have Passed Since That Holy Day
When HE Walked The Earth Taking Sin Away
If We Would Only Love As HE Wants Us To
Then Our Spirits Would Soar Our Souls Renew
The WolvesTheir enchanting voicesThe Wolves10 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Cry to the crystal moon
As light of silver
Descends with grace
The pale river sparkles
It shivers uncontrollably
Chilled by their cries
Time is frozen
The moment slowly fades
The wolves prowl restlessly
Calling to each other
A song of wonder
Fills the air
None have heard it before
Though it is as ancient as the moon
FOLLOW THE CHILDNatures Tears Splash To The EarthFOLLOW THE CHILD3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
To Flowers And Trees They Offer Birth
Soil Caress The Warmth Of The Sun
Life's Mysteries Which Gaia Has Won
Creation Stirs Behind The Veil Of Time
Bringing Forth A New Era That Of Mankind
Though But An Ember In Natures Fires
None Has Such Strange Whims And Desires
The Candle Flickers, The Flame Dies
The Innocent Child Softly Sighs
Knowing No Shadows In Life's Light
Free From The Darkness Of Human Plight
Delicate In Thought Like Threads Of Silk
Weaved And Adorned With Gaia's Milk
Purity Of Spirit Is What Was Meant To Be
And Such A Child Shall Live For Eternity
The Biter of the Throats-PoetryThe Biter of the ThroatsThe Biter of the Throats-Poetry2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
No one would believe
The night I was walking down the street
That I heard a scream.
A bloodcurdling scream
Of a woman my age
Pierced my ears and startled me.
I turned around,
I saw myself alone.
Maybe it was a bad idea to take this shortcut
At ten at night
When I’m all alone.
Where did that scream come from?
Should I be afraid?
And I know that I should
Because it sounded real close.
I ran in the direction of that scream
Though most people would run away.
And what I saw then
Would shock me to the core
And change my life forever.
On the pavement,
Cold and damp
Lay the body of a woman
Bleeding from the throat,
With blood pooling by her face
And her eyes wide open, like they’d been glued.
As I reached down to help her
I realized she was warm.
Maybe she could be saved.
But the fact that she had no pulse
Told me that she was gone
And that she’d not been dead long.
Her killer was out here somewhere.
And he was closed by.
I heard swishing,
The Beauty of BugsThe night before she died, Winn and I talked out on her front porch. She sat on the railing, her legs draped over the wood, me on the single swing, rocking slowly back and fourth. It was the middle of the summer and we could hear the crickets chirping, see the fireflies floating around us. Everything was so peaceful.The Beauty of Bugs4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"I wish I were a firefly." She had said.
"A firefly." Winn had smiled in that funny way she always did, lopsided across her face and a childlike innocence in her dimples. "I could just buzz around and not have to care. There would be so many things I wouldn't have to do."
I shrugged, watching as two crawled up the gutter along the side of her house. "That's true."
"And," she paused for a second, catching one between her hands quickly and keeping them clasped for a second, "well, I'd be beautiful."
"You're beautiful." I said quietly.
Winn shook her head. "I wonder what it'd be like to be so beautiful."
"Don't say that sort of thing." I said sternly. "You're one of the
THE ONLY HOPE NOWOnce There Was Love; Once There Was JoyTHE ONLY HOPE NOW3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Emotions Now Shattered Like An Old Broken Toy
Confused And Dazed, Wondering Why
Soul In A Turmoil Just Wishing To Die
The Brightest Day Now Shadows Of Night
Infecting The Heart So It Sees No Light
Thoughts Entombed By What's Been Said
A Loved One Lost At Twilights Ebb
Guided By One Whose Words They Believe
Not Seeing The Venom That Flowed To Deceive
The Only Hope Now Is To Pray To The Light
To Guide Them Back To All That Is Right.
FoolishA fools fool is she who believesFoolish1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
she who dreams of what screams
Fractions of reaction, a fools fool
she who shares secrets and shame
Pitiful and prideful, a fools fool
she who gave reason a glance
The breath of adulation exhaled
vexation might never prevail
A fools fool her story is told
she who is gainless no guise
The end meets the beginning untied
a fools fool with nothing to hide..
Quote of the Week"No matter what happensQuote of the Week6 months ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
No matter how hard things get
No matter who tries to bring you down
Never stop believing in yourself
Doing Nothing .......Doing Nothing .......Doing Nothing .......2 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
So many people in life like to play it safe, "if I don't rock the boat or make too many waves", Maybe I will be able to just coast through life and not have to think or do too much, yet expect an adventure of a lifetime. When someone thinks of only them self, they think they aren't hurting anyone, yet expect everyone to forgive, accept rejoice for them when they discover change but blindly won't give another the same courtesy of forgiveness, because they sit and do nothing for others, expecting the world to light up for them.
Life doesn't work that way. The squeaky wheel does get the oil, and the one who talks the loudest does get heard. This doesn't make it right or fair , yet our society seems to favor that, take notice of it and temporarily reward it. …. Ah yes , that is the key word, temporary. You see life is temporary too and yet what is to come after, will define who you were and what you will become.
If you do nothing, that is what you
You won't listen. (poetry #3)You just won'tYou won't listen. (poetry #3)6 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Listen. You never do,
You never did.
I warned you
A million times.
I told you keep
Now look what
Fate gave you.
Life's Journey - What It Takes To Come Alive pt.2Life is a journey. One's destination is unique to our hearts and lives in our souls. It is a state of the mind. A new way of seeing things. An altered perception. A notion of achievement. An idea of happiness. Our destination is never a place, nor are the things we want most really things at all. We take the journey. Our destiny is shaped in our moments of decision. As fate looks down upon us, we follow the roads of desire with home in our hearts and our hearts on our sleeves choosing our paths, making new ones, searching until our destination sits in sight on the horizon. We keep moving. We take others along with us. We wave hellos, we wave goodbyes. We take our journey. Our treasures of love, collections of loss, bundles of experience, wisdom, and memories we've picked up along the way are carried high on our backs and we grow. We have courage. We take risks. We observe. We change. We develop. We cry. We fall down. We get up. We smile. We follow our dreams. We listen to our hearts. WLife's Journey - What It Takes To Come Alive pt.23 years ago in Emotional More Like This
ButWhat do you sacrifice to gain the light?But6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Do you dare to walk in the Shadows of Death to make things right?
So what you going to do when the Devil comes knocking?
Are you going to open the door?
Trust me there is no need -
He will strike it down.
Hey sweet thing, the words flow so nice, what a lie
All you can see is the gun at his side.
His steps are quick, his touch like a fire you do not want to feel
Sliding into your own mind you try to not see his thrills
He always gets whatever he chooses -
He can't do this anymore
He can't come to my door
He can't make me cry
Except in these hours of the night
I hear his car as he drives by
I wait for the release and hide
He is now chained to others as well
A rally of righteous hearts is beginning to swell
They cry with me, in the hours of candles and love
For I am not sure I will ever be
That one person that I was after he
Violated the very core of me.
What you going to do to get back the holy fire?
Dare you try to let you passions fl
You can't left me behind!You can't left me behind!You can't left me behind!3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Since more than two months he was acting like this. He didn't contradict him anymore, didn't agree with him... he even didn't sing anymore! Every single order got carried out from him, without any word, without a single hint of emotion. Even if his eyes used to show his thoughts... But now? Now they were totally empty, all time long. As if his songbird didn't has a soul anymore. Was that little Angel really that important for him? Was this behavior a punishment for him, just because he eliminated this poultry? It had been within his rights! Nezumi wasn't allowed to belong to anyone! Nobody except him! And yet... it was like he has eaten the heart of the bard with the same bite with them he ate the heart of the angel. Stupid, naive thing. How could his favorite slave fallen in love with such a piece of shit? He was it who gave him everything! More than he could ever have in the human world. So why did he fallen in love with this
A HUG IS ALL YOU'LL NEED TO SAYIf There's Someone You Love, Someone You've WrongedA HUG IS ALL YOU'LL NEED TO SAY3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
And You Don't Know What To Say -
Don't Shrug Your Shoulders, Giving Up Hope
Leaving It For Another Day
For Life's Wake Is Short, Don't You Know
There May Be No Words To Hear -
As You Place The Flowers, Shed Your Tears
Upon The Earth Holding Someone So Dear
Your Mind In A Daze, Emotions On Fire
Wishing You Could Turn Back Time -
As You Gaze Upon A Loved Ones Grave
Memories Of When Everything Was Fine
If There's Someone You Love, Someone You've Wronged
Don't Leave It For Another Day -
With Love In Your Heart, Hug Them Close
It's All The Words You'll Need To Say