InsomniaWaking in the dead of nightInsomnia11 months 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
Tick tickHe could hardly breatheTick tick11 months 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
Curious eyesCurious eyesCurious eyes7 months 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.
UntitledSomewhere in the forestUntitled9 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
A wolf cries to the moon
So I begin to ponder
Alone here in my room
As to what the wolf is after
When it calls out to the moon
I think I thought of something
But I fell asleep too soon.
Wake up now, my dear old friendWake up now, my dear old friend,Wake up now, my dear old friend10 months 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.
We Are/You Aren'tWe are the unwanted, the brokenWe Are/You Aren't11 months 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.
This is My VoiceThis is my voiceThis is My Voice10 months ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
It wasn't my choice
I never learned to... be quiet.
Graves are only boxes
I'm not dead yet, but who's counting?
The clock is
Time doesn't exist-
I don't cut my wrist
I'm not pissed
But I'm sad.
I want to be a writer
But instead, I'm bitter
Down comes the rain,
pitter patter pitter
Against the window pane
I don't really know how to rhyme
But if I had a dime
For every time
I crumpled up a piece of paper,
I'd be rich.
But I'd have to give it all back for wasting trees.
You can't win against society
They don't get that people come in variety
Causing people anxiety over their body
And the way they look.
They bring out the book
I say, "What book?"
They say, "The bible."
Is it really that reliable?
Christians are undeniable
The Devil's WayMake a bargain, sell your soul.The Devil's Way6 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Condemn it to the deepest hole
That ever came of fact or thought.
For such a price ought can be bought.
Just sign right here. This dotted line.
Cut the last ethereal twine
That ties your body and your mind.
Don't you wonder what you'll find?
Be free of all your earthly toil
And later you will surely boil
In tar as deep and thick as night
From which escapes no saving light.
So what's your choice? It's time to choose.
What will you gain? What will you lose?
Sign right here and you can say
"I lived my life the Devil's way".
ExileYou look and look in one small place,Exile4 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
but you do not know where.
Searching through the emptiness,
For something never there.
The walls are painted white,
and not a whisper can escape.
The depths of nothingness surround,
Heavier than any drape.
You sense the tug and pull of it,
Without feeling a thing.
Silence bursts your eardrums,
For you can't hear yourself sing.
Noise and movement fade away,
and so does all that's real.
You squirm from the uncertainty
In the last moment you can steal.
Gone, gone, and all is dark,
While everything's so bright.
Numbness sinks into your bones,
and you crawl towards the light.
Human Nature When you are young,Human Nature11 months 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.
Cold NightStars bleed through the nightCold Night11 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Pierce the velvet, shining bright
I stare up into the unknown
Feeling small and all alone
Hugging my arms across my chest
Wishing for a warm caress
Cold starlight bathes me
No one hears my quiet dream
WastelandQuestion marksWasteland11 months 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
Hope is GoneMy world crumbles down.Hope is Gone11 months 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.
A different SomeoneAll alone,A different Someone10 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
left in the dark,
I needed a flame,
a spark to my heart.
Walls that crumbled,
crashing to the ground,
all without noise,
or a single sound.
on the side of the road,
watching those that pass.
The mirror shows,
what I've become,
a different someone.
Rear View MirrorThinking back, I imagine all my friendsRear View Mirror10 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Each going off to their own means or their ends
It makes me wonder where everyone goes
Because through the rearview mirror, it never shows
I sit here alone, trying to see
What I can make out through this melancholic reverie
Although this rain is too heavy and this fog is too thick
I will make the past stay; it will finally stick
To remember the past is all I’ll allow
And a light in a mirror is all I can see now
In the reflection, there stands a solemn silhouette
I know that in introspection, this is all we will really get
As I watch the lonely outline as it starts to wave goodbye
The strength leaves my body, and I slump down to cry
I know that they waved until I was entirely out of sight
For the last time, they smile as if everything were perfectly alright
Alone again, I wonder about my friends
Pondering if they would fight on until the very end
And if any of them will follow me to wherever I may go
Well, with this rearview mirror, I will s
If only You'd say yes.You want to know how i feel,If only You'd say yes.11 months 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.
In the ParkIn the park beneath the treesIn the Park11 months 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
Two versions of LoveYou tell me that loveTwo versions of Love11 months 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.
Homecoming.The sound of wheels touching the runway,Homecoming.1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
the shrill screeches, the subtle sway.
I clutch my fingers a little tight,
I walk out the plane, feel the sun a bit more bright.
Take a step into the glass doors,
the sound of feet tapping against the floor.
Millions of people shuffling all around,
I grab my luggage and stumble right out.
I stand a little on my toes,
My eyes blown wide, My specs sliding down my nose.
I finally see the sight I need,
My smile so wide, I can't breathe.
A short man of age fifty three,
Hurries towards me like cavalry.
His face split into a warm grin,
His body frame gone slightly thin.
He stands millimeters in front of me,
'Welcome Home!' he whispers softly...
Envelops me in a hug,
I bark out a laugh as he simply shrugs.
The Owl With the Luminous EyesThe owl with the luminous eyesThe Owl With the Luminous Eyes1 year ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Peered at the mouse with glee.
Beady eyed, with a speckled silver hide,
He was certain that it would not escape.
The owl puffed out his speckled brown chest with pride
Tinking that there was never such a great hunter as he.
Few owls had grown so large,
Or left so much destruction in his wake.
No owl has such lethal talents
That capture all the piercing eyes may see.
He spread his cape of wings; readied himself to swoop.
Only to realize that in the midst of his reverie,
The silver mouse had the nerve to flee.
And the forest fell still yet again
This night of dear Halloween.
A Unhappy Ending to my Cinderella StoryYou look at me,A Unhappy Ending to my Cinderella Story9 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Eyes filled with disgust.
It's not an option,
You must because you married my father.
If I were smooth marble,
You'd be an angry carver,
Your greatest masterpiece.
Sell me in an auction,
Take your kids and leave.
If I were a punching bag,
You'd be the greatest boxer.
And all only because,
You married my father.
You'd wrap up your knuckles,
Beat me til I'm soft.
Then harden me up,
From my hook you take me off.
Promised you were different.
But you're not,
And I want to end it.
I thought you weren't like her;
I was wrong.
You're a spitting image,
Of my very own mom.
RunningIn the darkness I runRunning9 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Out into the street
Always longing for sun
Honey golden and sweet
It will burn in my lungs
Bones will break in my feet
As my mind comes undone
As the lightness retreats
I will run for as long
As I still have a breath
Simply fumbling on
In the valley of death
Every turn was once wrong
But they whisper out yes
As I realise I'm gone
But still running no less
The Fabled FableThe Fabled FableThe Fabled Fable11 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I'd like to tell you of a story, of sorts,
But I'm afraid that it would be a waste of time,
You see, my stories don't make much sense,
But continue reading if you value your ignorance,
Now some folks ask me, of long lost treasures,
And I look into their eyes and say,
You're wasting your time with foolish endeavors,
And that's why toads grow mushrooms in the day,
The trees sway back and forth, at night,
But that doesn't make them wrong,
What would make a tree wrong, you ask?
The fact that chairs don't dance without a mask!
Pirates don't swing their swords around,
And stags don't brush their antlers at noon,
Snake meat is like bear meat, pound for pound,
And snails don't fly without a silver spoon,
A figure of speaking, a speaking figure,
Walked up to me on a midnight day,
He held out his pistol and pulled the trigger,
And as the boulder rolled, the grass grew bigger!
Don't look at me, like you don't understand!
The answer is as clear as pitch,
You have the truth s