Alive...Hold me closer nowAlive...3 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
So that I can hear you breathe
Cold life into me
Heavenly FireHeavenly Fire3 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
The sky, consumed by
a spectral conflagration;
embers glow briefly
before the night's rising tide
completely quenches the fire.
Hear no evil. See no evil. Speak no evil.She walks around with her hands over her ears. She has heard so many horrible things, so many screams, so many cries. She cant hear more or she'll fall apart, one chip too many in her soul. She cries silently at night while trying not to hear. And so she covers her ears to silence the pain.Hear no evil. See no evil. Speak no evil.3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
And no one notices.
He walks around with his hands over his eyes. God, the things he has seen. Only a few years old and damaged beyond repair. Those things will never be forgotten, those expressions, those hands, the pain. He will never recover from seeing so much blood, so much violence. And so he covers his eyes, to try to block the images. And no one notices.
They walk around with their hands over their mouths. They aren't just witnesses but victims. They know things no one should know, and they were taught in the worst way. the things they have experienced, the things that have been done to them. This world is evil and they know its darkest depths first hand. And so they cover their mouths, so a
Envy...I have never envied anyone,Envy...3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
as much as I do you,
right here and now...
Not for the guitar that you can play
or the subjects you are studying
or for your life in general, no...
I envy you for what you hold in your arms
every night, which is the MOST Precious and
the MOST Wonderful of all things, Her...
I had never truly believed in God
until I met Her and realized only He,
could have created something so PERFECT...
So Undeniably and Unbelievably;
Beautiful, Sweet, Special, and Unique.
Everything I ever wanted and needed...
For all the women, wealth and fame
in the world, I would never trade Her
and I will love Her till the very end...
So I envy the extraordinary opportunity
that you possess. You are truly blessed
to have Her, love Her and be loved by Her...
I hope you never take Her for granted,
never hurt Her on purpose and
never misuse the Greatest of Gifts...
Because you see,
She still has my Heart
and my Soul...
She may not need it.
She may not want it.
But She has it and always wi
The Day The World Went AwayThe world went awayThe Day The World Went Away2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
wild and untethered
from now-loose neurons -
Oh how it flew
for that blind moment
before the lacework broke
and flung serotonin
against baroque wallpaper.
Falling Star...You were a shooting star,Falling Star...2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
but lost your way.
Plucked from the Heavens
and falling to Earth.
I reached out and caught you
determined to put you back...
But you burned me,
engulfing me in flames.
Nothing is left of me,
but ashes to the wind...
But you are back in the sky
twinkling oh so brightly.....
o' deathi.o' death2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
a pocket full of posies;
we all fall down...
what exactly awaits us
when our mind and body
simply shut down forever?
will we be remembered by
the things we did or the
people whose hearts we
that's part of life,
all things eventually wilt,
death - an inevitable event.
a girl bullied for who she is
was found (almost) dead in her
own room, her life
hanging on by a thread
while her body
hung on a noose
that was tightly knotted
with hate and self-pity;
why must the bullying continue
after all this time?
she liked girls,
death crawls up walls,
waiting at every turn.
death sings a taunting
lullaby, hoping to lure
its victims into a pit.
death doesn't care
whether your pain was
self-inflicted or caused
death craves your soul,
not your body.
life gives you one chance
use it wisely.
always remember that
everyone has a different
story than you;
Lost In Translationshe no longer understands the nuanceLost In Translation2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
in the language of Her hands;
the subtleties of a stroke across the cheek
on the precise angle of its bone-
cannot translate these silent sentences:
"i love you" spoken wordlessly
in the connection of freckles,
like destination points pegged into the map of a Girl
who's been waiting for this journey all her life-
"always" etched into the lines
of Her eyes, drinking her further in
with every flutter.
and there is no dictionary to define
perhaps some letters must be lost as they're delivered.
Her passion flies too far too fast;
she feels only a light breeze overhead.
AttachedI grew roots for my heartAttached3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
in every twisted chamber
Hitting the ground, deep down layers of earth
There, sleeps every vein I have
What a terrible thingSometimes life is painful,What a terrible thing2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
not for a discernible reason.
Not for a route to something better
or a perversive remedy
for a wound long forgotten.
Sometimes we drown in it,
in the not yet,
the not quite,
the not at all.
Sometimes even our eyelashes
are too heavy,
and keeping our eyes open enough
to see the truth is asking too much,
and other times?
Other times the truth is
the bacteria binding in your blood
beneath your skin
- it's inside -
and it knows how to feed off of you.
it wriggles until at last -
it lets its forceful pair of hands
slip tenderly under your ribcage
to compress -
down on your lungs
until they are flat
and stick to themselves,
and leave you gasping;
oh, oh the truth.
What a terrible thing!
mental ridelike a merry-go-ride,mental ride2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
my thoughts travel
around and around in my
mind with depressing
music playing in the
my head pulses with
every round it makes
and all the colors
one by one, fade and
peel off the rides
and my happiness.
Stormyher given birth nameStormy2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
controls her emotions;
days of sunshine come rare
as rages of gloom conquer.
her heart feels clouded
and tears of fear drip;
every year she gets older
and every year, more faith is lost.
death lingers in the
back of her mind while new life
is in full bloom around her;
she fears dying alone - and unloved.
in those rare days of sunshine,
her love for others results in
a full and complete rainbow;
her smiling, her giggling makes pain fade away.
BelieverI'm not a believerBeliever2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
But I believe in you
And I hate you for this
For seeing me through
I am not a dreamer
But I dream about you
And I say that I hate you
But that is not true
I am not a sinner
But I'll sin for you
You did ask me why
But you already knew
I am not a lover
But I would love you
If you let me of course
But I doubt you would
So no, not a believer
But still believing in you
Maybe I already love you
But no, that's unlikely the truth
Haunted loveNot enough soundHaunted love2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Not enough loud
I still can hear your screams
I still can taste your tears
On my lips
I still can feel your fears
Pulsating inside me
I can sense your darkness
Lurking behind me
You won't let go
Chasing and punishing me...
Your shadow surrounds me like a black halo
Squeezing my heart, I can feel it failing....
Suffocating in your darkness, drowning in your fears,
My broken heart can't take it, slowly betraying me....
Your pained expression haunts my every dream,
and because of you my life became surreal
I hate you for chasing me, breaking me and not letting me go...
I can't do it anymore, I'm begging you, let me move on
I used to love you with my heart and my soul
but there is nothing left to love....
and I'm begging you.....
Let me go....
I Would Die for YouHers are not the first eyes he meets.I Would Die for You3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
He whirls after one of the very last monsters explodes into dust, his hair turned to gold in the dying light. He finds the girl he is looking for, the pretty brunette with the ever-changing eyes.
His eyes shine with fierce pride as he sees Piper not only holding on her own, but helping whoever is needing a hand. Her face is flushed with effort and she is panting, but her expression is bright and she is shining with an Aphrodite-esque charm.
The air smells of rain and blood. Red puddles are forming at the demigod's feet, painting a scene of despair and hopelessness. Every few meters or so, a broken sword or a pierced-through armor can be found reflecting the dull glow of the last rays of sun.
But Reyna knows better than to be fooled by the appearances. Once she had arrived with the Romans and Greeks reinforcements, she was relieved to see they were in time: the battle had just begun. Now they were, by far, the winning side. Reyna curls her lips slig
storedi should just let gostored2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
but keep all our memories
away in a box;
your letters, your cards, your love,
all packed away out of sight.
Sobriety's RiseSobriety's Rise3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I exiled you from my veins
You will never affect me again
Take with you the very worst of me
I will no longer be a part of thee!
Too long have my eyes been closed
So many years have passed in vain
I couldn't let the road ahead get any worse
I'm no longer a victim of your taint
I dwell no more- in those old woes
Though I regret the pain I allowed myself to sustain
Mirrors don't snare / Family doesn't glare
This hope I bear / I've made it here
Cleansed my spirit away / Allowed scars to fade
Embraced the change / Unlocked the cage
My dreams no longer weep
The nightmares refuse to reimmerse
I can move forward if I really believe
I was able to get passed the hurt
'cause I forgave myself for being weak
I am not drowning myself anymore!
Deemed my recovered soul worthy
I accepted the gift of clarity
Today- I am alive
Watch me rise!
Dancing with MephistoBlinded by the lightDancing with Mephisto2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Betrayed by the truth
I search for the darkness
I keep searching for you
To hell with heaven
No regret for my sins
I don't need forever
Because I'll sin again
I look for my savior
Begging her to take me
I pray to the Satan
To finally break me
I hate it
I hate being weak
Look, what this faith did to me
I am nothing
Soulless, boneless, piece of shit
Dancing with the devil
Just to make a deal
He'll take my forever
So you can be free...
Kissing my destiny, saying goodbye
Finally ending this game of the lies
And here I go to the end of the light
Because finally there is nothing left to hide
I am free now and the wind will carry me home
It will release me, my body and soul
Finally I'm returning where I came from
And once again, darkness I'll become ...
foreignher skin was inforeign2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
my finger tips,
and desires with
her soul craved
to be touched
to be loved
to be protected,
and i vowed to
do all those things
when she became
mine to hold.
I close my eyesI see your smile that’s paintedI close my eyes2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
On the back of my eyelids.
It lights the dark like starts
And into the pain it digs.
Then it fills the empty holes
With endless compassion and love
And then I see your eyes
That were lit from heaven above.
They move past my fragile eyes
Onto my hardened soul.
They melt away the stress
And make me feel whole.
Then your soul syncs with mine
And we become one.
Just us against the world
Until our time is done.
But then I open my eyes
And see the rifle in my hand.
You’re the destination to my Journey.
I won’t quit, I’ll be Damned.
Waiting for SomeoneHours. Days. Weeks. Nico lost count on how long the tall, dark-skinned teenager-who looked vaguely familiar, yet Nico couldn't quite remember his name- stood there.Waiting for Someone3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Not that the security ghouls hadn't tried to move him- they had.
"You can't stay here, kid. Elysium awaits you," the ghouls would insist every time.
The boy would shake his head stubbornly and twist the white fabric of his T-shirt anxiously, then bite his lip. "I'm waiting for someone," he would answer back, too, every time.
He had been judged not long ago, and as soon as they veredicted Elysium for him, he gave a brief, white-thoothed smile toward the judges and proceeded to make his way to the paradise's gate. But that was it; he refused to go in.
Nico squinted to see better- he had seen this boy somewhere. Still, he kept himself pressed against one of the dark, jagged rocks that seemed oh-so-abundant in the Underworld, doing his best to not be noticed by him.
One day, not too long ago after Beckendorf (was that his name?