We Are/You Aren'tWe are the unwanted, the brokenWe Are/You Aren't3 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.
WinterA dream of silver coins and gossamerWinter3 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.
fast-forward through the goodbyesthis is the beginning of the endfast-forward through the goodbyes3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
“i know you,” he says.
and he looks defeated, he looks sad, he looks like
he's a boy who may one day realize how much
he cares for you, so you cut him off and say,
“minus all the secrets i don’t tell anyone.”
“well, yeah, minus those.”
“then you don’t know me at all.”
and then you tell him,
i love you. but you don’t use those words
because those are taboo. are jinxed.
are knock on wood three times fast.
instead you press him in a hug and say,
i’m sorry, knowing he won’t understand
that this is the first time you ever cared for something
enough to try and fix it after you hurt it.
you hope he doesn’t ever realize what you’re saying
and his response will always be ‘what for?’ because
if he figures out he loves you nothing changes.
he’s just going to be in love with a corpse, a memory,
a pair of trigger happy hands,
CruxI’m only sure of two things:Crux3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I still carry pieces of your cross on my back and
lilies were your favorite flower
Those last three months-
A silent drive home from the mall
purse full of stolen makeup
Dinners with my family where no one
bothered to make the conversion
Endless hours spent looking at paint samples
and I was smart to not buy the brushes
The line at the liquor store blended
with the lines on the road
At the same time with you
Then it was summer and you talked me into a country drive. We stopped on the side of the road to watch a cow giving birth in the center of a pasture. But, the calf never rose to its wobbly legs or felt the heat of the Indian summer….it never tasted dandelions.
The mother stood by the calf’s body
long past nightfall
and I stood by yours
long after that
Was this what we meant when we said forever?
Hell Doesn't Even KnowI want to cry so much...Hell Doesn't Even Know3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Maybe I'm happy,
Maybe I'm sad.
I feel so alone,
Yet I've been with people all day.
I feel so unloved,
Yet I know I have people who love me.
I can't talk about these feelings.
I can't open up when the door is locked.
And the key is lost.
I want to inspire,
But I just recieve empathy.
I want to die,
But I keep on breathing.
I feel so confused, lost and all alone.
The feelings inside me are too strong for my body.
I don't want someone to understand.
I want someone to give me the answers to why I am like this.
And a solution to fix the massacre inside me...
Black voidsA black void escapes my lips.Black voids3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
As the infection of pain takes over.
I’m screaming to an empty room.
In it lays all my fears.
My eyes are filled with parasites.
Seeing nothing but black.
Which leaks it’s way into my heart.
Trembling fingers, and sweaty palms.
Bugs clinging to my hair.
Nesting in my skin.
I have been contaminated.
By the sins of others.
Nobody can harm me now.
I have been contaminated
By the whispers of the heartless.
Reaching forth for some light.
It only seems to burn my skin.
My right eye has been removed.
And left with a hole.
Head spinning round’ and round.
Sitting in this dirty contaminated room.
A perfect fit for me.
Forlorn LoveYou who disrupt my ancient slumber,Forlorn Love3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Slumber so peaceful, eternal,
Eternal nevermore, denied;
Denied my right to rest after trekking through life,
Life that did me well yet still denied.
Denied I have been my love's burning desire,
Desire eternally sought by I,
I who night after night pursued you through and through;
Through the blind fog and shadow's kept,
Kept me at bay, no salvation.
Salvation is a denied dream,
Dream that I once sought,
Sought your burning love and skin's touch;
Touch my soul and lock me away no more,
More, oh no more!
Oh how many nights did I give myself to you,
You who obsess me like a curse,
Curse that pain has given me to use;
Use against you and I together,
Together ever-denied desire!
My desire for you lasts beyond the grave,
Grave neither Death nor anyone shall stand in my way,
Way too long has this meddlesome chase gone on;
On way too long,
Long have I been tired of this petty game.
Petty denial shan't hold back thee,
Thee shall have thy love I rightfully de
TruthBlood fed flower, beautiful yet so sour,Truth3 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
To wander with countless hours,
The sun rising spills grief with its rays,
There's always darkness to show the way.
Its hunger that opened my eyes to reality,
Not the abstinence of my desires,
This is perpetual, never ending,
Our freedom,We each our own gods of emptiness.
Mocking reality with the unfathomable perfect,
Nothing experienced or spoken is such a word,
Life itself, is the only gift given,
To hold truth in my arms, not perfection, is happiness.
Nightmares and MachinationsGods be damned of these curses,Nightmares and Machinations3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Curses of fiery hell and torment,
Torment unending, ceaseless;
Ceaseless in its pursuit of vengeance,
Vengeance of the dark machinations that plague my mind!
O devilish machinations that haunt,
Haunt me why, I ask not this fate,
Fate most sorrowful and in agony;
Agony night after night when I slumber,
Slumber I know not, only do I receive nightmares!
Nightmares of dread,
Dread in the vulnerable mind,
Mind, Soul and Body Ravaged;
Ravaged by the demons that dwell unseen,
Unseen who's intentions are most mischievous.
Mischievous nightmares who distort my memories,
Memories of my family now seen with corpses and blood,
Blood that stains my shaking perception of the world;
World gone mad with nuclear fire,
Fire and drive thy mind to insanity!
Yes, insanity is all that remains here,
Here in my ill-percieved visions,
Visions that damn me more and more as into them I peer;
Peer helplessly against my will,
Will sapped away as these nightmares am I forced to embra
Still-life.The best of my paintings:Still-life.3 years ago in Visual & Found Poetry More Like This
the hum of
a sad piano,
a morning cigarette,
and a graveside angel;
all I ever wanted.
Her.I hate this. You have no idea how much I hate this. This lonely feeling that builds up inside, creating this dark isolation that keeps me caged up, alone with my thoughts. I see the way my friend looks at his girl, and the way she looks at him. Love. It's perfect. He'll wrap his arms around her and whisper in her ear "Hey, you're beautiful. But you already knew that." And I know, that that's the kind of love that I desire. To be with the perfect girl. To wrap my arms around her and whisper lovely things into her ear. I want to hold her hand when we go on walks and talk in our personal inside jokes that only bring us closer. I want to have those phone calls, late at night, where we fall asleep still talking on the phone. I want to slow dance with her in the rain, and then looks into her beautiful eyes, whisper "I love you" and then lean in for a kiss. I want to be able to cook with her, take naps with her, take care of her when she's sick, lonely, scared. I want to be her protecter, herHer.3 years ago in Emotional More Like This
Life After Death Ch. 1Gabe:Life After Death Ch. 13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I stood in front of the mirror and stared at my tux-clad body. I tugged at my collar, which felt too tight and uncomfortable. I sighed and reminded myself that I was supposed to be excited. Tonight was a night that would forever be a highlight of my high school career, or so I was told. I could’ve attempted to try to pump myself up about the whole even by telling myself lies about how fun it would be and how the amount of camaraderie I would feel with my peers would be through the roof and absolutely insurmountable to anything I’d ever experienced before, but I didn’t want to waste any more time than I already had trying to figure out how exactly to tie a tie. Speaking of my tie, I glanced down and realized it was crooked once again and attempted to fix it. After a few moments of messing with it, I shrugged and glanced at my alarm clock. I was running late for getting over to Joey’s, so I grabbed my camera off of my bed and rushed downstairs. Besides, my l
GravityNot every man can prove their weight, their worth.Gravity3 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
With dreams of wings I am forced to walk.
I wish to become the challenger of my own gravity,
To rise so much higher than fate will allow.
A wall of fate; nothing satisfies.
Just because I defy you, doesn't make me wrong.
The size of my deed will reflect my ego,
Project myself, I must become exactly what I want.
So gravity, I challenge you to keep me down,
I defy you to crush my wings!
In defiance I scream at my fate;
"I'll gain my wings and you'll keep your weight!"
When Two Are One 12 Heartbeats raced. Time ticked. All were set in stone. One dashed at the speed of light. One screamed in utmost terror. One had his feet glued to the ground, making no sudden movements as the sharp tip zoomed in his vision.When Two Are One 123 years ago in Drama More Like This
Ba-dump ba-dump ba-dump BA-DUMP…!
Everything happened in a blink of an eye. Before the sword could pierce between N’s eyes, someone bumped into Isaac, causing him to crash and release his weapon. The Samurott landed and rolled a few paces to the left. Dizziness swept his mind, making him flinch as he hopped back to his feet. Anger sipped into his brain, lips pulling to a snarl at the attacker that stopped him.
However, all of it became pure shock to see the Pokémon that halted him. ‘Marcus what the hell?!’
Marcus stood on all fours in front of N. He stooped his front half, ears lowered and mouth breathing
The Dark ForestThe dark forestThe Dark Forest3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
It takes you in
And comes when you least expect it
The dark forest
But at the same time it’s your graveyard of memories
As you venture deeper into the darkness
You feel this presence sitting on your shoulder
As it gets comfortable you remember the feeling
And it fills you with fright
The dark forest
Horrible in its own way
You hate being there but you’ve know it for so long
The dark forest
Inside there is no turning back
While you know you don’t want to do this
And as you reach the end you see the a shovel
The presence gets stronger as you pick it up
You walk a little longer until you get to a hole
You jump down inside it and start digging
Slowly but surely you can’t get out
And when you’re trapped there only others can save you
But you’re to insecure to accept the help
Even though the wounds on your arms, tells all your tales
And how you started digging that hole
Rest, NowI.Rest, Now3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The mist of the mountains
Like the breath of a giant
Soft, as if sleeping
Cool this time of year
Settles in around me
Damp and grey
The air is murky
I begin to feel alone.
Darkness comes quickly
The sun is saying goodnight
Over the tops of the peaks
And leaving in a hurry
He is my friend, the sun
Stretching his arms out to warm me
But betraying me at last
Leaving me to the murky gloom.
It is midnight when I hear it
Quiet, at first
Almost like a secret
Then louder, forgetting stillness
Beautiful, like a hundred harps
And wretched, like a dying thing
The sweet melody shatters my soul
And I know it is for me.
The stars lighting my way
I see her there
Black hair, blacker than the night
Pale dress, paler than the moon
Blood stains on her hands
Her task, I see, is washing
Cleansing my garments of life.
Translucent, in the water
Like the ghost of an angel
Her voice sings of
Words never spoken
Love never shared
Ways never parted
Carry onShe can hit me,Carry on3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
but I won't cry out.
I'm too numb to fight,
too tired to shout.
I just want to rest.
To stop all the tears.
I'm tired of trying.
Exhausted by all these years.
Leave me alone.
I'm nothing anymore.
Just an empty shell,
That's not worth crying for.
Don't call my name.
I don't exist.
She's weathered me away.
With word and fist.
I'll stop now.
You don't care.
I'm just a girl.
Caught in suicide's snare.
From now on,
I won't speak,
I won't try.
I won't be a freak.
I'll just fade.
slowly, till I'm gone.
So I won't be a bother.
So your life can carry on.
Light upon her skin.I want to beLight upon her skin.3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
In love with someone
And watch the light
Dance on the tips of her skin.
Like the sea,
I'll be the ebb,
And she'll be the flow
Moving together in perfect rhythm .
I want that feeling
Of confusing, alternating, maddening
Love to fill me from within
And to know how it feels,
To hear the words –
Go BackMy venom of the tung is injected to whom ever I see fit.Go Back3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The only thing is that you used your venom first.
How does that make me the snake?
I desecrate, I beat down, I manipulate.
I do what I can to survive, if you get hurt so be it.
That! is what I've learned.
My brutality comes with a price, I will end up alone and I am afraid of myself.
You made me an expert of brutality and I don't want to be the snake anymore.
I want to go back to the way I was before.
You didn't dare.She smiled,You didn't dare.3 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.
Tanganyika1.Tanganyika3 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
Your naïve welcome
and medical maroon;
rituals of life and death;
viscous blood taboo.
A band of crimson,
ancient June in the desert;
the opulent ivory.
Patient and scarlet,
masks of ladybugs.
powerful saffron and myrrh,
a tribal countenance.