AwayI want to fly away,Away3 years ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
up, in the sky.
down, back to earth.
I want to go.
Away, anywhere, nowhere, somewhere.
Leave, let go, live.
I want to fly away,
somewhere I can stay.
They They hateThey3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Who I am
Who I'm not
What's not there
What is existing
What is left
Heart:a rebellionHeart:3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
in her chest.
she's got skin
unworthy to write
she tapes those
to her limbs
StormwalkerStormwalker3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Tread harshly on my nightmares
Make all my fears disappear
Hold me close, my rainstopper
So I won't be alone...anymore
A night like tonight-
It'll be alright
Tears seem to fly-
Within glistening light
Relieve thy tired heart
Put thy pain in my arms
Allow those woes to depart
The strong are the weak ones / Once the damage is finally done
Crack and shatter my soul / My protected tears are no more
Don't let my sympathy be wasted / My morals won't become faded
I'm leaving my heart open / Don't let yourself worsen
I will always care / I will always be here
This is what I will always be / The vanquisher of your agony
A day like today
You'll be okay
Bathe in this sunshine
Doubts will ignite
Recover thy power
You survived t
A Series of HaikusThe rising sunA Series of Haikus3 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
Painting the sky with colors
Welcoming new day
Turning orange, red, and pink
Buds come to life
Sweet aroma in the air
Birds are chirping
Trees shedding their leaves
Yellow leaves crunch below feet
Changing of seasons
White snowflakes falling
Icicles hanging from roof
Cold winter morning
Cocoon hangs from branch
Will soon emerge a butterfly
Beginning new life
Light summer showers
Brings out art work in the sky
Ribbons of color
White mists of beauty
Deafening sound of thunder
True force of nature
Jenga Is a Dangerous GameJenga Is a Dangerous Game3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Oh, please don't use words like "forever" and "always".
I get a little dizzy when you say them,
And my careful, precarious stack of hopes could fall down at any minute.
Though I don't and do wish you wouldn't,
You build it up, nourish it, make it grow
Each time you are kind to me.
Add a block for every smile.
Cause my heart to fly, my soul to sing;
Make me want to dance with you until the music ends...
But please, don't use words like "forever".
My tower is too tall, and I can't afford
To let it collapse on me, too.
Free Spirit Fail SafeFree Spirit Fail Safe3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Unhinged, the floodgates collapse
The waters weighed so heavily on them that in the dark of night
do they unwillingly liberate the transparent stillborn
unto the dry soil once adjacent to the gates.
Two clocks tick, their gears turning at the uneven tempo
Unwound, rusting to a screeching halt on the command of the flood.
Time stops at the hinder, And neutrality dies on impact.
What a sight as I close my eyes,
Late at night when energy dies.
Taken to flight my psyche then flies.
Do as one might, the cold sweat brings about my cries.
Fighting my fight, in where my imagination lies
The withered flowers ashen and in bloom
Be my soul to cower, from the ever impending doom.
Two clocks tick, one my own and the other my fate.
The flood arrives to consume
and to the end does the time die and go black...
Open my eyes to the dark if night
An abyss before me to lay back down...
down where the floodgates come unhinged
and my imagination lies.
Wretched PitWelcome to this placeWretched Pit3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
This happy little abode
Nestled between here and there
Nowhere and someplace.
Dark skies constantly loom overhead,
Shrouding the land below.
So come on, come on, come on,
Follow us down the rabbit hole.
Fair warning, though:
Once you enter, you never come back.
Lose your individuality here.
Let the Flow make the decisions for you.
What? It's fine? Okay, come on then.
Come on come on come on.
Follow and obey, as we strip you down.
Don't squirm or make a sound.
We'll play with you first,
Touch your body, splice your holes,
Dress you up real nice, ah yes!
Now you're the perfect plaything.
Go out now, deary,
Walk the talk, speak the show,
Deceive others and learn to lie,
Blacken the blue skies for us!
And when you're ready,
We'll teach you all you need to know,
But will we, really?
That's not for your ears, hon.
Essence of DespairConcealed in a crown of azure flames,Essence of Despair3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Lies fester in the presence of bitter'd honey
While salty torrents of sorrow resonate
With an ominous whisper of pure despair
A lantern pierces through the frigid shadows
With the light of a thousand strong,
But is quickly extinguished
By the tragedy of a thousand more.
The heavens are ablaze and forsaken
As the blood of angels soak the earth
While the mortals weep dry and desolate
For the collapse of their divine guardians.
The tales of old unravel before their eyes
As they succumb to their fears and follies,
Dyeing the streets in a wicked crimson
As the wind turns silent once more...
Sad is such a small word.SadSad is such a small word.3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
a small word.
Pedants try to
expand it. To
with crammed letters; lugubrious,
a small word.
could slip it
in your pocket.
could slip me
in your pocket too,
Saga of the Whiney Customer"I'm sorry, Sir, we're out of Coke, But I'll bring you a Sprite.Saga of the Whiney Customer3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I hope our little error has not inconvenienced you tonight."
I challenge you to fisticuffs! You do offend me, Sir!
On the fields of honour, we shall duel, Cur!
Back to back, we two shall stand, at the setting sun.
And I shall not run from the fight until the battle's won!
Ten paces forward, no turning back, and then I count to three.
And one - and only one - of us shall claim the victory.
"Oops! My bad! I didn't mean to put ice in your drink.
We're short staffed on a busy night, and I guess I didn't think!"
I challenge you to fisticuffs! I shall have satisfaction!
If I do not stand my ground, no body will take action.
My gloves are off, the time has come, no more turning back.
So don't try to show me up, I'll throw you down now, Jack.
I'm a reasonable man, so I shall give you a chance to right your wrong.
But you should hurry, my humble mercy doesn't last me long.
"I've brought the tray of desserts for yo
Your DestinySick and tired of pleasing the same man every nightYour Destiny3 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
But don’t want to deal with having another fight
Lost your wings that would allow you to take flight
Dead in the world that ignores your every word
Befriended the ghosts that have suffered your fate
Still you realize that you’re far too late
You cry in my arms as you accept your destiny
Lost in the charms filled with ecstasy
Crushed by the sorrow sugar-coated by love
Trapped in a box with no escape to the world
Your hunt for freedom is little more than a dream
That you already know is forever out of your grasp
Heartbroken and lonely you tried to take your life
Only to stop when you realized that you couldn’t find a knife
The whispers of your friends are slowly disappearing
You wonder why you fall in love with a man with no soul
Now there is a reason for you not to love
Build up a wall and protect your own soul
You cry in my arms as you accept your destiny
Lost in the charms filled with ecstasy
Crushed by the sorrow s
[untitled 2]you always look to words for[untitled 2]3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
some way to get out what you cannot but
you become too bottled up for words to fit
and too incoherent
and you just
what to do
(then highlight all, delete)
Monday Night Sabotagei've seen the vowels andMonday Night Sabotage4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
consonants battle upon your tongue,
a tongue-tied smile i kissed for
breakfast every 10'o clock weekday.
i've seen you regurgitate my love
onto Monday night prostitutes,
those splintered, bloody lips
smearing disease all over my
and your investigative eyes,
cooking my innocence until
you tasted adultery, but
i wanted to see the
continents come together again,
so that you have no where
I want you breathless by the time i find you.
WistfullyI want to make loveWistfully3 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
To your thoughts
I want to caress your secrets
Like what they are
Under our covers
With unlimited tenderness
And a touch of shame
I want to reach down your throat
And pull out your desires,
String them along
One by one
Until I can hold them in my hands
And admire their shine
I want to crush your dreams
Under the certainty of the future
And so deeply
They turn into diamonds
And when you speak your words
I can admire the facets we cut together
I want to know you intimately
In ways not spoken of
Outside of a poet's dream
And to sleep inside them
Until I sleep in your arms.
Paper LimbsThe compliance of paper limbsPaper Limbs3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
led her here.
Plunged into a sea in the sky;
painted in ink blots of possibility
but stained with the tears
of a paper crane.
A sliver of lilac moon
burned scars into hazy eyes.
Counting coloured lines
on a backdrop of failed love affairs;
Watching bleeding dawns
and the birth of stars
through a pane of tissue paper
Seeking nothing but the thrill
of cheating fate,
ignoring plans laid out by gods
who fly on silk wings;
Resisting the simplicity
and full stops.
Her world is a road map
marked in crimson stars
and drawn in dotted lines
that lead to something—
But she'll walk there
on paper limbs.
Trust me.Are you okay?Trust me.3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Ahah. Yes I am. I'm just tired.
Tired of? Come on, talk to me.
Sigh. You don't want to know.
Yes, yes I do. I care about you. What's the problem?
Trust me. You don't want to know.
Fine. I drag it again and again everyday on my back.
It attacks me,
Sometimes once a month,
Sometimes once in a week,
Sometimes once a day.
It ushers me,
To be braver than I am,
To do more than I possibly ever could.
And I'm okay with that, sometimes, even glad.
I feed it, I tend to it, I nurture "it's" ways, and give in all the time.
It requires too much of me, for the only way to feed it is through my blood and tears, for that is what it requires to bloom. The worst part of it I hear you ask?
I don't even try to stop it.
You see, It leaves these marks, these straight lines, about five tones darker than my actual skin colour, and they happen to love my ankles.
What? What are you trying to tell me?
What the hell do you think?
TogetherWe will be together.Together3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I can hear your laughter,
like music chimes on the wind.
And your smile is radiance,
like the sun it warms me.
Your touch is soft and gentle,
fingers brush tears from my cheek.
And I taste your lips against mine,
sweeter than any chocolate.
But you become ash in my mouth,
and slip through my fingers like sand.
For you are a hope and a dream,
a lie my mind made and my heart believes.
Are you real or just a phantom,
a simple figment of my rumination?
Do you stare at the same stars in longing,
or are you like the void that separates them?
My heart says that you too are waiting,
for what cradles you in imagination.
We will be together.
The girl with the glass heart.The boy with the black heart.The girl with the glass heart.3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
He pities the girl with the glass heart.
He is sorry that she is not made of stone like him.
He is sorry that she cannot deal with it all like him.
He promises to try help her, the best he can.
But please know this girl, he is only a man.
He cannot help you with it all, only some.
The rest is up to you, if you want it done.
He will help you with all he can, he promises.
But he cannot help you with some, he's sorry for this.
But as long as he is here, he will be trying to help.
Because you'd do the same for him, and you are his help.
So he welcomes you into his arms, with a smile on his face.
He welcomes you with a kiss, as tears fall from his face.
He is sorry you have to live with this, he really is.
But he will try help you, if only with a kiss.
He is sorry you are not made for this life like him.
He is sorry you have bad problems, just like him.
He is sad that you are, and will look after you.
Because he is your boyfriend, and his world is you.
Breaking PointEveryone has a breaking pointBreaking Point3 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
You've just crossed mine
I give up, fuck it all
No more pain, no more lies
I won't be hurt
Not even one more time
You've just killed the last feeling
I had inside
And now I'm just an empty shell
With glassy dead eyes
But the thing you don't know
Are not jet aware
Is that now when I've lost everything
I can do what I want
No one telling me how
No one to call my name
With nothing to lose
I look in your eyes
And you see the danger
Coming from inside
Now i will do
Whatever's in my mind
Not caring about the price
As I'm dead inside
I.I stare into the jaws of Hell and walk on, for it is only I.I.3 years ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
I have been resigned to this fate ever since I chose to die.
Just as I am resigned to my life while I am still alive.
I would rather it be me than you, for I can and will survive.
My life is the stuff of nightmares, but I don't bat an eyelid.
You say my life is awful, don't you think I know how I've lived?
I would rather it be I living it than you, so no I won't swap lives.
If I did I would feel awful, for I am the only one who survives.
There are stories of people who have lives like mine, all dead.
There are stories of people like me, most with bullets in their head.
But this doesn't bother me, for I am the one who survives.
I am the one who you don't know, for I am hidden in the lies.
I weave a web of lies, a cocoon, not around me, but around you.
You don't know I do it, but I shield you from my life to protect you.
I am the one who is born to get through this life, to survive.
You are the one who is safe, whilst I strive