CradlingI lay my swan heartCradling5 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
in a nest of feather fluff;
sanguine, sweet and soft.
I lay my swan heart
in a frame not strong enough
to keep my love aloft.
Better Left Unsaid.You'll be a lawyer-Better Left Unsaid.1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
I'll be a writer.
You'll probably make more money but-
At least we'll both be doing things we love.
And we'll live on a farm,
Just like you always wanted and...
I want to marry you-
I can't imagine myself with anyone else.
But you don't know that.
We'd both laugh if I told you.
So it's better left unsaid.
I can see us staying up late...
Watching kiddie movies and eating chocolate ice cream.
And having candle lit dates on our bedroom floor-
Taco Bell, of course.
And on winter evenings, we'll curl up on the couch...
With hot chocolate...
As I read aloud to you-
From a book of my choice, of course.
But you don't know this...
You'd think I was weird if I told you.
So it's better left unsaid.
And one day we'll pick out a huge chair.
A chair for cuddling.
And when I'm sad-
You'll hold me in our chair...
And we'll both stay real quiet,
Taking each other in.
And eventually we'll start to talk-
Quiet murmurs at first...
Stuck The car sputtered and shook as it came to an almost silent stop. The engine had gone silent as the horn beeped loudly through the dark night. The orange gas light blinked mockingly at the woman behind the wheel. It was making fun of her; she knew it was making fun of her. Grabbing the black cellular phone on the passenger seat, she looked at it with full intention of calling somebody to come help her.Stuck10 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
“Oh, what the hell?!”
The “no service” sign was mocking her at the same exact time. The horn beeped loudly as she slammed her head against it once again. The day was out to get her in general. She had arrived at all her classes late, and her son was sick with the flu. The babysitter was able to watch him as she went to her late night classes. Giving a heavy sigh, she lifted her head off the wheel to look out the window. Drops of water pooled on the windshield as rain started to fall in a pitter-patter pattern. She didn’t quite understand the message th
Dying From LoveDying From LoveDying From Love11 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
His sweet words touched her heart
Now it is bleeding and torn apart
His gentle touch as he held her hand
Now it is empty as a barren land
His tender kiss across her lips
Ignited something deep within
Now they are parched and dry
Craving moisture that he would provide
He caressed her heart with his love
Now it is screaming from the pain
Dying slowly as she cries in the rain
Broken Hearts Still BeatingThe lightning-spliced sky illuminates my bedroomBroken Hearts Still Beating1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
and I'm crouched in the corner, embraced by the dark,
thinking of how there could have been a chance
for me to wake up next to you, your emerald eyes
webbed with emotion, your body limp
from jerking in your sleep. I imagine ruffled sheets,
broken lamps, and permeating heat.
I think of how we could have jogged together
along roadsides and doubled over with thorns
in our ribs at your feeble attempts to whistle Dixie.
I'm collapsing inward, reminiscing on the truths
I should have told you and how every boy I pass
has your face, your dark brown hair, your lips.
And I cry. Oh, do I cry.
I saw you hunched over one day, exhausted
from nightmares, sipping Gatorade and reciting
poetry about there being beauty in decay,
and I couldn't help but think that you
were living proof of that phenomenon.
I wanted to cry for you and tell you about that time
a lady ran into me at Barnes & Noble and I'd had
no earthly idea that I was alive until she turned ar
Pirate MoonA bloody moon rose, hungry, through the mistPirate Moon2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
to wash his crimson glow across the waves
and froth the surging whitecaps with the kiss
that sent ten thousand sailors to their graves.
Beneath that vicious moon, a sail was set
as was the fate of some poor, hapless crew
oblivious to the impending threat
that drifted ever closer through the blue.
The moon smiled sweetly, bathing naked steel,
as cannon shuddered through the velvet night
to rend the sodden trader, hull and keel
and put an end to her frenetic flight.
The captain's grin shone redder than his sword
As he o'ersaw the booty brought aboard.
MessEverywhere I goMess1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Every single place
The troubles seem to grow
Every smiling face
Eventually frowns with woe
Why can't I do
I just screw
Up everything despite
The happiness I try to spew
Is it me
Am I the source of this ache
Does the pain flow free
Is this what I make
Should I go away and hide
Never to see others
Or the outside
But would I stop another's
Pain and be the only one that ever cried
What is a life with no grey
When everyone is sad
I'd give it all away
It wouldn't be that bad
I would finally be able to say
I saved a life
Cloudy ThoughtsLaying there, eyes squeezed shut, his face clouded my thoughts. I had once heard someone say "You will never forget the face of the person who was your last hope.." How that struck me as one of the most accurate phrases, a lot of phrases were bullshit, such as "It gets better. Truly it does not get better for me or most, it continues to get worse until we are completely numb or end the emotions and feelings. His face back in my head again, he was once the hope I wouldn't have to be numb forever.Cloudy Thoughts1 year ago in Sketches More Like This
Sepulchre SolaceIt doesn't matter that I can't see your eyes, love.Sepulchre Solace3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I've already memorized the deep azure,
and if I stare deeply into the night sky above
I can find their hue, their shimmer in the twinkling starlight.
So it is of little matter that they remain closed
as I lie beside you on your bed of satin,
twisting my fingers through your long, dark hair.
It is longer than when I last saw you,
as you drew shallow, shaky breaths, and I drew you against me,
your frail form clutching with feeble strength
before they took you away.
They didn't want us together, love, you see.
So they hid you away from me, tried to tell me you were gone.
But I knew they lied - you would never leave me.
I heard you calling my name,
summoning me back to you, drawing me to your bed.
Your image haunting my steps until I found your face again:
so pale now - I remember how you used to blush
when I touched you like this; but not anymore.
Now I know you long for it - you're so cold.
So I exhale warm breath against your face
Passionate SovereigntyI'm so tired of writing love stories;Passionate Sovereignty1 year ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
when I've not had one of my own.
I'm so weary of pretending I'm beautiful;
when my looks could turn a man to stone.
I'm so fatigued waiting for my prince;
when I'm not even a princess.
I'm so sick of pretending to be a siren;
when I could barely pass for an enchantress.
I'll tear down this repulsive prison of a
they call the mind,
brick by hideous brick;
and write my own fairytale at last.
A Raven's FlightEbony feathers,A Raven's Flight3 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Meshing with silverstine clouds.
Tiny caws of morale
Flooding the Night's air.
A bird struck from morbidity
Soars through our skies,
Singing it's prayer
For our lost ones' goodbyes.
Cavernous scrapThe space between us is cavernous.Cavernous scrap3 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
But I wouldn't have anything less.
The night I will never forget.The grass was soft beneath us,The night I will never forget.4 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
as we sat on that fateful hill.
My fingers sliding
through your caramel hair.
You laughter was like sunlight,
and your eyes were so bright.
You tied a string to my finger,
leading to a crimson balloon.
It has long since popped.
But I remember the day
We laid and loved and laughed,
beneath that honey moon.
MindMy oldest of enemies,Mind4 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Thought processing fiend,
So full of ways to undermine me.
True culprit of my woes,
You answer to me, yet to no one at all.
I know what you are, yet
I truly do not.
To know your true face,
May I dive beneath the waves of sanity?
Shall I waltz to your ever discordant tunes?
Or will you forever elude me?
If time may prove just one thing;
I'll evermore stand against you, until I win.
Such fickle thingsFlickering pain,Such fickle things6 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
A deep betrayal,
Hearts seem such fickle things,
The clogs of the world just keep on turning,
Just like Vulcan's fiery furnace;
Blazing hot with the crudest objects,
Even the mightiest must suffer the fall,
But what of the mouse?
Can't it be left alone?
It is so small and meaningless,
But is it truly?
Without it one link in the chain would be missing,
Heart break so easily,
Hide it and it rots,
Display it and it melts in the sunlight,
Give it to someone and hope for the best,
What a fickle world this is.