Cry of the Banshee
I heard a wailing so soft and low,
through the trees I spied an eerie glow.
As the night wore on 'twas louder yet,
I laid there silent, did moan and fret.
To what did the lonesome cry portend?
I shivered to think 'twas near the end.
Could the reaper of darkness be nigh?
My answer soon came from up on high.
"The men who dress in those long white robes,
who spread their lies all across this globe.
See there! Many who are dressed in red!
Their godless decrees fill men with dread.
But the one who holds that staff so tight,
the one who's conquered with all his might,
was he that someone for whom she wailed,
or will they all be unmasked, unveiled?"
The sound did fade as the dawn did break,
I turned on the news, barely awake.
Lo and behold! The city had fallen.
The faces of many had now grown sullen.
Never again will her voice ever rise.
Never again will she give out advice.
Never again will she preach for a price.
ButterflyButterfly2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
A warm summer breeze blew you into our lives;
we knew not from whence you came.
Your flight was delicate - your colors vibrant!
You entertained us with your smile and dance - the dance of life!
Flitting hither and yon, free and without care; now with broken wing.
But 'twas not the season for healing. The darkness came and took
you away from us, and we beheld your face no more.
'Twas a warm summer breeze that brought you to us;
'twas a cold winter chill that took you away.
And so we long once more for the summertime; in the paradise
of God will we see you again! The darkness will nevermore take
you from our side. We will delight in your presence. We will sing
together the songs of Jah. We will bask in the glorious light of life,
and forever enjoy our society of friendship and good times.
Until then, sweet butterfly, you will rest. You are gone, if but
for a moment, but you are not forgotten. You made our lives brighter,
better. You taught us how to live and how to love.
SupranationalCome take my hand and we'll walk in the parkSupranational2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
We'll play in the meadow and stay until dark
Come now my brother, there's so much to see
So much to explore for you and for me
Come take my hand and we'll lay down these guns
Let's show our resolve, let us be the ones
Come now my sister, we'll exit this place
We'll show them we're all one big human race
Come now my friend, you're no enemy mine
Agape love transcends both space and time
Together we'll stand, divided we'll fall
True brotherhood lives, for one and for all
Come now and see, a paradise at hand
For love and for kindness we've taken a stand
We'll never tire of that peaceful new world
It's coming is soon, or haven't you heard
Milky WayMilky Way2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
As I lay on the ground and look up at the stars,
crickets are chirping their songs from afar.
From my home on the hill the view is sublime,
such heavenly scenes inspire many a rhyme.
As I gaze I soon wonder what life's all about,
hatred and wars sometimes cause me to doubt.
Yet surely this cosmic dance high 'bove my head,
was created by someone whose heart for me bled.
This I am sure of and yes, this I believe,
that the "Someone" who made us wants us to be free.
Free from the pain and the sorrow and guilt,
free to seek peace on this planet He's built.
For now such things, too wonderful for me,
have made my head sleepy, it's time for my tea.
Time to get moving as the dawn has approached,
I'll ponder yet later this quandary I've broached.
ReconciliationHey...it's you.Reconciliation2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
You had forgotten about me, hadn't you? I can't even recall the last time there was something between us. At long last you remembered whom you'd vent old emotions with, only to create new ones afterwards. Whatever your mood was, I was ready for our little games. Remember?
Now...don't expect everything to be the way you left it. It's no secret that you've been out there spying other couples, and whenever you got motivation to come back to me, you set it aside, favoring mundane pleasures that didn't take long to die.
I forgive you.
For all this time I've done nothing but think of your return.
I’m here just for you.
Of course, you have to start doing your own part, and you better put effort this time. You can start by telling me what you're like nowadays. What have you done lately? What dreams, ambitions and fantasies are still there from the old times? Do you still have that peculiar vision of life, which got us together in the first place? From that moment, there w
What do you want from me?The smile on my faceWhat do you want from me?2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The confidence in my walk
The happiness in my voice
You took it from me
The Love in my eyes
The courage in my heart
The meaning in my soul
You took it from me
The friends by my side
The good memories in my mind
The soft hands i held in mine
You took it from me
That smile is now a frown
I walk slow and alone
My voice is low and quiet
You gave that to me
The love turned to hatred
The courage turned to weakness
The meaning has been forgotten
You gave that to me
The friends turned into enemies
Good memories turned into nightmares
The soft hands have abandoned me
You gave that to me
All of these things I have lost
And all of these thing I have gained
You have taken all that I was
What else do you want from me?
My Darkest HourMy Darkest Hour2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
My Darkest Hour
I've become lost
In my sundered reflection
I've finally crossed
The line of desperation
I sense something sinister
Something that is beyond cruel
My tears seem to hinder
Ready to break down soon
The darkness is always waiting
To rule / To conquer
To swallow / To devour
To return / To overpower
The shadows are always lurking
As I cry / As I weep
As I beg / As I plead
As I fall / As I grieve
The blinding fear is consuming
My anxiety-infected veins pour
I'm beyond weak
I don't want to be afraid anymore
Let me bleed
This is the only way out
A perfect exit for a coward
No longer am I bound
I couldn't survive my darkest hour
Museshe was an immaculate understanding of beautyMuse2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
and made art blush a thousand times,
and the painter's brush
and the sculptor's spurl
could never quite possess her,
even in their minds.
she retired to Colmar and Vienna
never resting, never testing
the waters of time,
although they say she adored Florence
and left more men doting
than Tuscan mothers did bear,
and Cupid wept all of Styx
when his noxious darts
fluttered not lips or hearts.
she chanced upon Zhou in Zhaoge
and left his soul in want of want,
and all his queens could not delight
the wanton thirst of Jahangir.
and so pleasured yet, and yet untouched,
the virgin maid of Gaia's cruor
witnessed the world upon Sleipner
and slept by mortal maidens all,
whispering into their quiet dreams:
a love for each, a love in reach,
and thus every man's fall from grace
began upon yearning that changing face.
there she hangs upon my wall,
all the passion of Ilium's scattered ashes,
all the virulent venom in Iago's gall,
all the enticing verse
Your LightI feel the warmth of the lightYour Light2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Living in my heart
Only you could give off such heat.
Vowing to do all I can do
Every second of every day
Your happiness is what I desire.
On this night I ask one thing of you
Understand, my dear, I love you
The TravelerI'm still not deadThe Traveler3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
yet I am always dying.
Not alive either
but at least I am trying.
This farce is tiring me,
putting me to sleep.
But with my eyes wide awake
it's my life I try to keep.
It is near the mountains they say,
There lays the key of life.
I walk towards it in my dreams
playing the forest maiden's fife.
In my travels I find others
quite like me.
They tell me stories of who they are
and what they plan to be.
With some I travel,
some I forget,
I cross paths with some
I have not yet met.
I find the end of my road with no soul in sight.
I am indeed very old when I finally reach my goal.
And yet again come fairies who tell me in delight:
It is your journey that makes your life whole.
The Hummingbird and the RosebushThe hummingbird fluttered about the rosebushThe Hummingbird and the Rosebush2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Searching, probing, sifting through the glossy leaves
For the perfect blossom of vermilion and cerise
Worthy of his long saffron beak.
As he flits back and forth, skimming the very air
The swollen skies are compelled to release their burdens
And the hummingbird becomes very wet.
But he finally finds that most desirable flower
As he shelters beneath her drooping titian petals
And is content to wait until the raindrops fall no more.
because i have toimpaledbecause i have to2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
& wreaking havoc on these
more than endorphins &
planes out of control
pretending that if
instilled in bedsheets
The one who loved you the most (Goodbye)I suppose that i played all my cardsThe one who loved you the most (Goodbye)2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
And still it has ended like this
but somehow im able to smile
even though you chose to be his
Do you remember not to long ago
We hung out all day at the park
you told me to "never stop writing"
and one day id be loved for my art
Well this is my last one to you
Anymore would fail to reach your ears
And it hurts to have to say goodbye
After all of our prosperous years
But I suppose that love really changes us
Hell, you changed me more everyday
You shown me what it's like to have a purpose
and to not be the one cast astray
But through all this I still find a smile
Because i know now that this is your choice
And there is nothing i can do to change that
Nothing 'cept the power of God's voice...
But Now as i take my leave
And the tears start to reach the floor
Don't cry, just remember me always
As the one who loved you the most...
In The RainfallIn The Rainfall2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
In The Rainfall
Dripping with blame
Bound by hate
I felt your anger
I held my pieces together
I always wait for the right moment-
To finally break down
I need the pain to flow perfect-
To let it all out
I'm reaching for my tainted core / I won't let you corrupt me anymore
You will not be a part of me / This is not how it's going to be
I always wait for the oncoming storm-
That's the only time
Endure it all until the promised calm-
Just to call it mine
I am myself again
You're gone with the rain
I am my own protection
I can rise above the destruction
Shadow EchoShadow Echo2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I'm just a figment in the glass
My tears reflect the shattered past
I hold the death of a future in my hands
Knowing it can finally be over any second
Don't waste a precious thought
On what cannot be seen
None of my failures were caught
As I continued to fall free
I cannot be considered lost
Because no one paid heed
Suicidal soul / Tragedy foretold
Fate controlled / Heartless evermore
Silenced sold / Destiny gambled
Grown cold / Bound nevermore
I turned off the switch in my mind
So let the end have its way
This will be the last time I close my eyes
I'm relieved knowing everything will soon fade
I waved good bye to the light
But my last smile was feigned
I'm transparent like my sorrow
Downfall after downfall has kept me below
But now I will shroud over the ignorance of tomorrow
For I am nothing but a shadow of an echo
Between Heaven and HellEveryone has a story to tellBetween Heaven and Hell2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The time and place the falls from grace.
We all walk at our own pace
forever attempting to win the illusionary race.
So I took the time, to sit and rewind....
granted pause to the cause, reflections of the mind.
Years upon years slowly drifted on by...
Journeys left behind slumbering alongside the road of unknown,
collecting dirt and debris, anxiously awaiting to be set free,
but could not flee...no one to save me and turn the key.
Everything has a time and a place within the enchanted space.
A story to tell of heaven and hell...
Realise this upon states of bliss,
In the beginning we all fell--in the end we all shall fall.
Can no longer ignore the ancient call.
Just Because...June was the month I first met my love,Just Because...2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Upon first sight, a gift from above!
Soft was her voice like that of a dove,
Twas God on our hearts a tapestry wove.
Before a year passed our lives were one,
Ever so many nights we had fun!
Children were planned, before it was done,
Angels were born, two girls and a son.
Ups and downs and soon they were gone,
So here we are, our work is now done;
End of a chapter, and yet we sail on!
Barely BreathingIn this forest, surrounded by the greenBarely Breathing2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
We could finally breathe
Away from the mobs and those who were mean
In this calm little forest, I don’t think I’d ever leave
Our home was rotten, and the air was too thick
Mommy and daddy would bicker about everything
You and I, we would never get to pick
We could only dodge the words they would fling
At school, we could only suffocate
Because of the lies we would tell to our friends
I think you agree, there’s no point to debate
That we were dying there; it would have soon been our end
We couldn’t breathe in that empty little place
It closed in and choked us until we had to make a choice
So we escaped at night; we never left a trace
And in our new-found freedom, we could only rejoice
Heart: The DestructionHeart: The Destruction2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I'm left dreamless
Every single night...
I remain sleepless
With bloodshot eyes...
You race through my mind
Images that I can't stand
And time after time
You're depleting my strength
A plague of mixed emotions
My tears act like quicksand
I'm torn in every direction
By these encrypted feelings I don't understand
I wish my heart would stay hidden
And so far away from you
To confess would be forbidden
And everyday I would barely get through
I've fallen so low / Into the darkness below
By the sorrow of my soul / It's consuming me whole
There is no escape
From whats bottled up inside
My desire for you won't ever fade
And it's something that I'm failing to hide
I continue to yearn for you so much
Even if you're right here beside me
But I can't let our friendship be crossed
So this dilemma will never let me be free
Dreaming of YouEvery night I dream of youDreaming of You2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
wishing upon a star
that you were here for real
Every night I lay in bed
a dream so wonderful
cause you are in it
I dream of being with you
to grow old together
a day never apart
only you are in my thoughts
A feeling so wonderful
it is in my heart
the love that grows
stronger each day
Every night I think of you
our love is for real
you are always here
I dream of happiness
being with you all the time
a dream so magical
that everything seem so real
you are here with me
keeping me safe
throughout the night
After all it is just a dream
but I promise you
that one day it will be real
So for now I will just dream
of seeing you in sight
cause some day it will happen
that you will be in my arms
The Torturing DreamSoft... her skin. He knew it would be before he even knew her name.The Torturing Dream2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Silent... the breath he can't catch after his gasp when she said 'Hello gorgeous. Let's go make some trouble.'
Soft... the sheets on the bed in a room he'd never seen, but was happy to be inhabiting.
Silent... the arch of her back and the tears on her face, oxytocin induced...
Hard... the concrete he sees when he awakes from the dream
Cold... the skin on his chest where she laid her head seconds before
Hard... the sound of him lighting a cigarette in the quiet room
Cold... his breath when he exhales the first drag of another day
O' Child Not MineI hear your cries, o' child not mineO' Child Not Mine1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
I sense your anguish and despair
your shattered heart whispers sad songs
your crushed spirit yearns for release
a world gone mad in a universe of madness
chilling tales told by old women
the rantings of useless and wayward men
what can be done to save a soul?
who will speak for the downtrodden?
who will listen to the desperate pleas?
I reach out to you, o' child not mine
your broken heart I shall mend
your silent pleas have touched me deeply
places concealed have been exposed
chaos reigns among the created ones
claims of godliness are circumspect
the trumpet blows, demands an accounting
who will teach the little ones?
who will take up the cause?
what will it take to move the hearts of men?
I am here for you, o' child not mine
with songs of love and tranquility
wings of protection are mine to give
freely I do give them to you
yes, freely I do give them to you
DreamThere he stands,Dream3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The man simply known as Dream.
He's different now, fallen from grace,
And risen back up to it.
He was a joyous man, but he was beaten,
Torn and scarred, starved and tormented.
How did he get past it all they question me.
I know the answer, only because I asked him myself.
This is what he said to me,
"You can only be broken so much,
Eventually they stop trying,
Then you take every scar,
Every fracture and shattered piece,
And turn them into strengths and advantages.
Since they can't hurt you anymore,
You have nothing left to fear."
He turned his tortured soul into flawlessness.
That is who he is now, a happy wounded soul,
A perfect little broken Dream.
Rusty CageDon't perch me upon a cotton cloudRusty Cage2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Or quarter me by the country lake;
No fields of grain inspire me now,
Nor misty hues above the creek.
I have seen too many daffodils
And belle bluebells too pall my soul,
These mockingjays do not arouse
A drop of woe, a drip of joy.
Instead set me off upon a barge
Where the shadows meet, by day or night;
Off to a shade where silence unites
With her soundless charms of quietude.
And leave my haunt with little tint
A monochrome wind, a fickle farewell,
And write to me once every fortnight
From the confines of your recent grave.
And here let there be no robin's song,
No blackbird's lay, no warbler's hymn,
Leave me be in my rusty cage:
The throne of human creation.
Magic.Magic.Magic.2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The voices in the wind.
The shiver down your spine.
The sparkle in the eye.
The whispers in the trees
It is Magic.
The forgiveness out of anger.
The strength out of weakness.
The light from darkness.
The life out of death.
It is Magic.