Tick tickHe could hardly breatheTick tick2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
But his heart was still beating
A broken rhythm
A Phsycotic tempo
He didn't know the time
But he still heard the seconds go by
Swirling around him
Something was saying
His time was over
He didn't have wings
But he was flying away
I couldn't catch him
The wind carried him away
Were cold and bloody
And he bled
Dripping in tempo with the clock
It struck twelve
Like knifes and swords
And he bled
InsomniaWaking in the dead of nightInsomnia2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Wondering about my life
All the things I've left undone
How did things go so wrong
I lay here drenched in sweat
Haunted by the old regrets
Trying to stay awake
Frightened by my dreamscape
Stay up until the dawn
Go to work with face drawn
I struggle on through the day
People curiously glance my way
I finally make my way home
Wait for the cycle to go on
Wake up now, my dear old friendWake up now, my dear old friend,Wake up now, my dear old friend2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Your daily sleep has reached its end.
Embrace your worldly cares once more
And take one step outside your door;
You’ll find there, waiting for you still,
The tasks and deeds you’ve to fulfill
So do not waste another ray,
Get up, get up and start your day.
You’ll have your sleep again tonight
And when you do, you will sleep tight
But until such times are near,
Get up, wake up, today is here.
In a Little Girl's MindThere sits the girl with the things in her eyesIn a Little Girl's Mind2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Monsters, destruction, and sweet butterflies
Hopscotch and daisies, surrounded by screams
Beautiful dresses now torn at the seams
Crayons and paintbrushes, villains and grins
Young, gladsome innocence, hatred and sins
Little red houses on roads left to fade
Gorgeous moonlight shining off of the blade
Blood pouring out as she cries her own name
Knowing she's forced to take each bit of blame
She could have stopped it and left it behind
All of these things in her troubled young mind
She could have saved them if she dared to try
Rather, though, she left herself there to die.
Now, others watch as she sits on the ground
Keeping their distance and letting her drown
In her own worries and things she won't tell
Waiting for her mind to kill her as well…
We Are/You Aren'tWe are the unwanted, the brokenWe Are/You Aren't2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
The ones you forgot about.
So don't be too surprised when we
Start to scream and shout.
We are the living, the dying
The ones you all put down.
But you'll know who we are when we
Run this goddamn town.
We are the corpses, the maggots
The ones you all despise.
But you'll be the ones scared when we
Expose all your lies.
We are the hunted, the lost
The ones you all spurn.
But you'll cry for our help when we
Leave you all to burn.
We are the losers, the winners
The ones that you deny.
But you'll be the ones damned when we
Hear the angels cry.
Then And NowI used to be a solid granite cliffThen And Now2 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Sturdy and unchanging
Hiding my negative emotions
Showing only the good that others needed
I used to be a soft gentle kitten
Caring and gentle
Waiting to listen to what others said
Being there when they needed me
I used to be a quietly joyful child
Liked and loved
Trying to help and comfort others
Being able to handle my mind
I am a depressing lonely crow
Creepy and cold
Mysteriously standing silent
Sadly writing poetry in class
But I'm still always ok...
Domestic AbuseRun.Domestic Abuse2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
A n y t h i n g .
His words are swords
His beatings are cruel
His love for you
In a sea of cruelty and despair.
"Please don't hurt me," you cry
Your last words as poison
In the air.
"Shut up," he screams,
His words echoing through
The cold and lonely bedroom.
he sinks a knife into your chest
The blood pouring out
The pain of the blade
Couldn't compare to the pain of
He loved you.
WastelandQuestion marksWasteland2 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
In all of the faces
A blank expression
And faraway gazes
Heads full of nothing
No hands raised up high
My teeth are clenched
While the hour drags by
I just cannot listen
To one word they say
More minutes are passing
I'm dreaming away
My brain feels too big
For my head is to small
Those hammering noises
They crawl down the hall
A voice calls me back
Too harsh and too loud
It presses repeat
Til I throw my thoughts out
Then go back on standby
Til the final bell rings
When I shrug it all off
And pack up my things
The Strong Little GirlThere's a girlThe Strong Little Girl2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Standing in the crowd
No one sees
And no one cares
The parents slap
The dog bites
The children laugh
The teacher ignores
This sad, sad little girl
Will stand there in the crowd
Until the very end
She is strong
I'll Make My Own WayBiting my lips until they bleedI'll Make My Own Way2 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Because there's no one here to kiss them
Sat in the dark because no one needs me with them
Trapped in a cold, dark padded cell
It's meant to be a refuge but it feels like hell
I need the key but I don't even know if there is one
You said it would be easier than this
I don't deserve any of this
Please can someone take me far away from this
Before there's nothing left of me
Because it's just me now
No one else to hold me tight
I'll sing the lullabies to myself
To help me get through the night
And if someone else comes along
To take me out of this place
I'll welcome them with open arms
And a smile upon my face
But don't think for a second that I'll trust you
I've been deceived far too much
I've learnt how to read the hidden signs
Of a lying man's touch
So give me the key out of here
And I'll escape, run so far away
But I won't want anyone else with me
I'll make my own way
Dreaming of those future days
Where freedom will come find me
I'll run away even if th
WinterA dream of silver coins and gossamerWinter2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
of frankincense and sacred myrrh
tugging, gently tugging at the coverlet
the draperies drawn,
the candles lit.
Winter's wizened face and beard sent packing
by the blazing willow log
a'crackling, gently crackling in the fireplace
the shivered wind
leads on apace
These dreams to warm us lingering like a balm,
and cider mulled with cardamom
bubbling, gently bubbling in a bowl
blots out the wind
and shuns the cold.
Hope is GoneMy world crumbles down.Hope is Gone2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
As I gaze out the window,
All hope vanishes.
Tears dissolve vision
As Lament envelops me
In his icy hands.
Color turns to grey
As redness creeps over me.
I'm lost forever.
In the ParkIn the park beneath the treesIn the Park2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Couples chatting playfully
I see them in the distance
As I sit upon this park bench
I came here to sit in peace
To read a book and seek release
Their happiness is a torment
A reminder of what is absent
I get up and walk away
I'll return again another day
Endless LakeDip your toes in the icy depths of poetryEndless Lake2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
let it sting with it's truth
start to comfort you with it's twisting metaphors
I have yet to leave this serene lake of words
Ripples turning into voices
spoken with enough force to push me under
make me gasp for breath as the lines finish
Poetry becomes us
becomes love and hate
souls holding on to anything that's left
My hands glide across the water
feeling it's pulse
the beat of a heart romanticizing and utilizing the words
we have learned to make
Fading into an ever-lasting tremor
the tremble you hear when emotion becomes too much
Waiting in the pause
silence before the question
that one question that you know will haunt you
Hold the air in your lungs
the waters grasp has slipped
from around your chest
Breathe while you can
before the grip of a poets tongue
can pull you under once again
Human Nature When you are young,Human Nature2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
they will treat you with the softness of spring.
They will guide you through the winter winds and
over snowy hills, admiring the brilliance of your
midday innocence; pulling daisies from the earth
just to place them in your hair. And they will
whisper to each other of how beautiful you are.
When you grow older,
they will treat you with the indifferences of autumn.
They will urge you from the complacency of your own
fleeting fulfillments, and they will watch your
brilliance fade with the swiftness of the sky. You
will shed your fragile childhood with the colors of
the trees, and you will learn to face the winter winds
without their guiding arms. And they will whisper to
each other of how beautiful you are.
When you are grown,
they will treat you with the coldness of winter. They
will leave you bare and naked before the ravenous wolves,
expecting you to fend for your own forgotten brilliance,
asking why you've kept those wilting daisies in your hair.
I Need You.What if I need you to stop me?I Need You.2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
What if I need you to stop me making myself sick for the fifth time today?
What if I need you to stop me running that razor across my wrist tonight?
But I've got to not need you anymore...
Where are you?
Where are you when I swallow all those pills?
Where are you when I run out of a classroom bursting into tears?
But you're not here for me anymore...
Who can I talk to?
Who can I talk to when I don't want to eat for four days?
Who can I talk to when I can't take things anymore?
But you don't really care anymore....
Who can give me that support?
Who's going to tell me it's okay to be scared?
Who's going to give me that hug when I'm shaking?
But not you, because my problems aren't your responsibility anymore...
But now I am alone.
And I can't feel this way.... Not anymore.
If only You'd say yes.You want to know how i feel,If only You'd say yes.2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
but im in fear of what you would say.
Telling you plainly "i love you",
Is not enough to make you stay
So the reasons that i love you...
is it your smile? Is it your laugh?
is it the fact that i can tell you anything,
and know that you'll always have my back?
Is it because you're like one of the guys?
Never afraid to make fun of us back.
But still showing that you are a lady
that is gentle and with feelings intact.
Just the feeling of seeing you next to me,
is enough to make my heart race.
It would stop at the sound of your voice,
but wont settle for less than first place.
You tell me that you aren't perfect,
and i tell you that nobody is.
But if i had the chance to change that,
There is nothing that i need to fix.
Now you know how you make me feel,
and i hope that i do not regret this...
but you and i could be perfect together,
if only you would say yes.
Two versions of LoveYou tell me that loveTwo versions of Love2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Just doesn't exist
Just a lie that's spoken
While your heart is in bits.
You tell me that Love
Is all but hidden misery
Only the strong are happy
But even they fall prey to it.
You tell me that Love
is just a made up word
made up by the script
But the real thing is unheard.
You Cry to me that love
is the source of your tears
And has only brought you misery
Through out all your years.
But let me tell you that love
Truly does exist
Its there every time your here
When together we sit.
Let me tell you that love
Hides all the misery
it shields the weak from the pain
Lets them live in harmony.
Let me tell you that love
Is more than just a word
its a feeling in your heart
Ignited by three words.
Now i plead to you that love
Will cure you of your tears
So take my hand and i promise
I'll show you how Love feels.
You didn't dare.She smiled,You didn't dare.2 years ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
but it was fake.
but she's about to break.
She reached out,
but no one came,
tried to fake it,
but the pain stayed the same.
This girl, she called to you,
but you didn't care.
Something told you to help,
but you didn't dare.
What would the others say?
The ones who called her a freak.
They may taunt or shun you,
so you choose not to speak.
Then she decides to leave.
Because no one wants her here.
You'll never see her cry.
She'll never shed another tear.
Curious eyesCurious eyesCurious eyes2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
With wild fascination.
But would it be wise,
To squire temptation?
Instead of demise
You might find salvation.
NightsNightsNights2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
It's in the middle of the night
While the rooms are quite and dark
And more meaningful things are asleep
Dead to the problems of the day
Unknowing that all the real monsters of the mind come out at night
It is here
Among these demons and fears that I live
Of troubles that I brush off during the day
Thinking of you and her
Trying my best to fight the good fight
Be what I should be
Be what I know I can be
I'm fighting till it hurts
And I break
And I can't try anymore
I'm not strong right now
I'm frightened and so alone
Even with a warm hand to touch my face
I am crying on the inside
And so very afraid of my demons
The nights are long
And I don't know how much longer I can shiver
Holding onto light for as long as I can
Knowing, despite my fears, that someday
The sun will shine on my face
I just don't know if I can wait that long
I'm So TiredI'm so tired of crying,I'm So Tired2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I'm so tired of loving,
I'm so tired of dying
inside my soul each day.
I'm so tired of hoping,
I'm so tired of dreaming,
I'm so tired of imagining.
It will never be real anyway.
I'm so tired of falling,
I'm so tired of failing,
I'm so tired of walking
when love is so far away.
I'm so tired of wishing,
I'm so tired of searching,
I'm so tired of remembering
those beautiful things you used to say.
I'm so tired of bleeding,
I'm so tired of yearning,
I'm so tired of living
in a world that's grey.
But most of all I'm tired,
of being the person I am,
I'm tired of my mistakes,
I'm tired of my broken heart.
I'm just so tired of being me.
InfiniteWhen you take my hand,Infinite2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
my breath goes with it.
You're like a book that's too suspenseful to put down.
You keep me wanting to turn the pages to watch the story unfold.
The surprises seem infinite.
With each detail I learn,
I become even more thankful that you came into my life.
Like a song on repeat for hours,
I never tire of seeing your smile or hearing your voice.
the adventures are endless.
You never cease to amaze me.
Each day that passes,
I fall a little more.
And I know you're there to catch me
before I hit the floor.