End RemembranceEnd Remembrance1 year ago in Historical More Like This
Remembrance Day originates at the end of World War I. The idea is to honor those who died in the line of duty, defending their country from enemies. For all its pompous words and fancy granite memorials littered with colorful flower bouquets, Remembrance Day and others like it have failed miserably in achieving this goal.
I've often been criticized as having no respect, and that can be an impediment when discussing certain topics. However, I am often in luck – hypocrisy deserves no respect. What changed as a result of the enormous sacrifice of those who died in WW1? As the first bombs of WW2 fell just two decades later, millions once again obediently lined up under various pieces of colored cloths to slaughter and be slaughtered. It became obvious that absolutely nothing had changed, and that the millions of WW1 had died in vain.
Most would agree that all that lip service paid to the sacrifice between the two world wars wasn't good enough. To truly honor their sacrifice would be
Faery SunsetFaery Sunset3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
The circle sets itself below
Our vision as it leaves
But lets behind it faery spirits
Livening the trees
But are they visible to you?
Do they make a sound?
But of course, you see and hear them
Dancing, whisp'ring all around
The SpringThe Spring2 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
The winds of Spring blow
The leaves of Autumn vanish
The Cherry blossoms
Letters for You .:1:.Dear my love,Letters for You .:1:.3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I wasn't sure how to say this to your face, so I'm being a coward and writing a letter.
Over the years, my heart has yearned for yours...I've fallen so hard for you that I'm afraid I can't get back up.
I wish I could come out and tell you how I feel, but I can't. Forgive me?
Your smile has taken my breath away again and again, and those eyes...Those green beauties have allowed me to see into your pure, beautiful soul.
I want you so bad. I want you to be mine, only mine.
I spend so many nights wishing on that star for you to love me, but silly wishes just don't come true. Because I know you can never love me like this. Like I love you. And knowing that breaks my heart. It shatters it, and I'm left with sharp shards penetrating my lungs to where I can barely breath.
Just know that when you're feeling unloved, I will always love you.
The note Zacky held wasn't signed, and he seemed not to be able to move from his spot in the doorway where he found this letter
MemoryWe sit down beneathMemory1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
our favorite tree
who only shares its shade
with you and me.
Crack open that picnic
basket, let's start to eat,
enjoying it with
critters at our feet.
Do you remember how
you and I
fell for each other? Oh, how
our love reaches the sky.
Your smile simply melts
all of my worries away.
Don't you see how our love
continues to grow each day...?
"Who are you?"
Wooden PromiseWooden Promise2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
we all think we are lonely,
for someone to lie next to,
someone to sleep with,
but what about the forests?
they love us so
the trees and the plants providing the air we need
they ask nothing of us
except consideration in return
and respect for the vital things they provide for us
but we chop them down,
we laugh in their beauty
instead of crying
absorbing all of the wisdom they put forth for us to learn
like they absorb the rain,
or how they give themselves to the wind,
we must learn from how they grow to the Sun, and dance underneath the stars
instead of cowering away behind closed doors
from the eternal source
that we are so deeply longing for
but are too blind
to even know it
What's Right.There once was a boy,What's Right.1 year ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
there once was a girl.
He loved the girl dearly,
and the boy was her world.
The boy was kind,
and would be there to stay,
but the girl was broken.
She yearned to fly away.
The boy wouldn't let go,
he was determined to fix her,
but there was no secret,
no miracle cure.
She simply had to go,
set herself free.
This was the answer,
the only true key.
He wouldn't give up,
so she had to shove.
It was all in good interest,
all because of love.
But the boy was so patient,
so determined and kind,
he wouldn't give up.
She made up her mind.
There would be one last push,
one last try
before she had to give up,
let herself die.
The boy won't like it.
He'll try to fight.
It will hurt the girl greatly,
but she has to do what's right.
So I'm sorry, so sorry,
for what I have to do,
but please, please remember,
I truly, really love you.
ShineIt's hard to be like you.Shine2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
You're beautiful and wild.
You are spontaneous and outgoing.
I know you will be famous someday.
You are a natural star.
Everyone already loves you.
If you are light, I am darkness.
I want to be like you,
But you make it so hard for me.
I know we are different.
You are all things fun and exciting,
And I am shy and quiet.
Soft and serious. Reserved.
I read and you love to dance.
How can I compare?
You're a charmer.
You are charismatic, an enigma.
People want to be near you.
You draw them into your light,
And you're always in the center.
Hell, you are the center.
You're living your dreams.
You want to be an actress.
You love it when people watch you,
Just like I have my whole life.
You are a bright white light.
And I am the little girl that tries to catch you,
But can't even come close.
Of course you try and wait for me,
But when you see a new opportunity,
You take your light and run even faster,
Leaving me in the darkness.
You run faster when no one is chasing y
I Have WalkedI have walked through hell.I Have Walked1 year ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I have pushed through its fires.
I have walked over needles and daggers with flaming arrows being fired.
I have walked through blizzards.
I have walked through freezing rain.
I have walked across thin ice and seen the cracks as it gives way.
I have walked over mountains.
I have felt their sharp edges.
I have stumbled over loose rocks and clung to the ledges.
I have walked the smooth paved roads,
And slipped on the smaller gravel paths too.
And felt the thorns tug at me as I pressed through the world to make a new.
But I have danced through meadows.
I have felt the soft grass underfoot.
The tingling of the summer sun and frolicked through brooks.
I have walked in light flurries.
Watched my footprints imprint in the gentle snow.
And I knew I’d left my mark behind, that my presence might affect someone not even known.
And I have marched into the deep oceans
I have walked through the swirling seas.
Only to emerge once again, complete and having faced a cha
DisappearWishing to disappearDisappear1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
never to existed in their mind
no reason to cheer
this is why I was designed
there's a cloud over me and its raining knives
all smiles are faked
no one hears his cry's
as he sits there shivers and shakes
doesn't even try to reach out because there's nothing there
only my own numb stare
no desire to fight the devils wrenches
would anyone notice if I could disappear
because Im starting to feel warm in these trenches
would they even shed a tear?
Sick of the acting
let me compost with the dirt
live????..... ill think Ill be passing
lets make sure this hurts
still wishing to disappear
lets seal this coffin with a drop of blood and a tear
Lost in ThoughtI feel my lips move,Lost in Thought1 year ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Yet no noise is heard,
This silence does prove,
My vision becomes blurred,
The light dims from my eyes,
No more can I see the skies,
The pain I no longer feel,
How shall I distinguish what is real,
Left alone to my own mind,
And the insanity I will find
So much time, so little to doI have seen the beauty of a dove beneath the skiesSo much time, so little to do1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
I have told the harshest truths, and I have told some lies
I have seen a child cry into its mother's arms
I have been that weeping girl who held onto self-harm
I have heard the laughter of a man about to die
I have seen the anger resting deep within their eyes
I have been the victim of my own disgusting thoughts
I have seen the best of people slowly start to rot
I have felt the heartache; I have seen a love go blue…
So much time is left to spare, but so much less to do…
You'd think twiceYou'd think twice,You'd think twice1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
I know you would.
If you knew the truth
of what I've done.
I've hurt myself,
and I can't promise
I won't do it again.
I'm broken down,
and not very pretty
in the first place
so if you knew everything else
you would think twice
I know almost certainly.
For why have someone that is
broken and insecure
when you can have
someone with less problems?
why go after me,
when there's someone better?
who has no scars,
who has not hurt their family.
someone that is not damaged.
yes I'm pretty sure
you would think twice
about liking me
if you knew the whole truth.
because why have me
when there's someone
that isn't broken
RealizationThe best part of "Believe" is the "lie"Realization2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
My Own HellI think of waysMy Own Hell1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
To waste away
With this time left unpaid
I sit and reflect
On the breath in my chest
And the words left unsaid
I rot and writhe in darkness
My heart helpless and a mess
Filled with this sick unrest
I look up and see nothing
I look inside and see worse than nothing
I watch the lies and hear the sighs
The lonely breaths of emptiness
Into an empty world only I know
The one I created for myself
You may breach the castle walls
But the stone will never crumble
And the fortress will never fall
Who hears the cries of a helpless child
Who hears the cracking of a broken heart
Who hears the death of a dying smile
Watch the words twist in agony
Writhing upon the cold hard ground
Burning to ash like paper set to flame
A dead world unknown to others
Wrapped in words of hurt
And fires that burn forever
The plains of Hell never looked so heavenly
I Met MeToday I met a girl,I Met Me1 year ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
and she asked, "How are you?"
"Just fine," I replied.
She said, "No, tell me what's true."
Perplexed, I stopped and stared.
She was young, no older than eight.
Her eyes were still innocent.
They knew no hate.
"What did you say?"
I asked in confusion.
"You know what I mean," she said.
This girl was in a delusion.
Trying to be kind,I replied,
"No I do not."
She frowned and replied,
"You lie quite a lot."
Now I was agitated.
What does this girl know?
Acting like she's so intelligent.
I'll just tell her to go.
"Let me explain!"
She exclaimed in haste.
"I know you're not alright.
I know you feel misplaced."
How in the world?
Who is this little girl?
"But I'm here to say you'll be alright.
Though your friends will leave,
leave you feeling alone and cold,
you'll find a reprieve."
"So just stay strong
because I know you can do it."
How? Who are you?
I wished she would quit.
Suddenly it was silent,
and I turned to see,
but there was no one there at al
ThousandsI'm sixteen,Thousands1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Doubt I'll see thirty
Hopefully my blade'll be dirty
And I'll die.
I don't want to die;
Just want it to stop,
Everything in my head
Telling me I'm better off dead.
I cut myself,
I said it.
Just read it.
I'm just some kid
Behind a screen,
So why should you care?
I'm not just 'some kid';
I'm the ones people laugh at,
I'm not a minority;
I'm a majority.
All those kids alone,
That death will come.
We're not hopeless.
We hope for
Only HimMy heart leaps after his every word. No heart can tell how mine feels. My pain is relieved from his love. How can he love me? How is it possible? No one loves me. No one cares about my feelings but him.Only Him10 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
I want him to hold me. I want him to love every inch of me. Only he can do this. Only him. But I must wait. I must wait for his tender love to reach me. But even miles away, I can hear him calling out to me, telling of his love.
No matter what happens to me, I will love him. No one can break me as long as he is near to my heart. Even if my life comes to an end, right here, right now, my love for him will never fade. I am no longer alone and sad for he loves me and only me. How I have been waiting for a love like this. A love that makes me happy and that makes me feel beautiful even when I feel no beauty whatsoever.
Only his love can relieve me...nothing more than this.
fragments.You tell me that hearts don't work, that the sounds they make are just ghosts passing through. That bodies are pieces of everything everyone's lost slowly coming apart. Burning down childhood homes is a hobby of yours, and it's your plan to die that way, dancing with the flames. But oh, warrior of summers spent kissing too many girls with sharp teeth, put your lighter down. The night is a snow globe, and we are two figurines posed together as stars swirl around us. You can always burn yourself tomorrow. Be with me tonight, instead. Let the broken parts of me fit into the broken parts of you; I could be the piece you need to get your chest to start.fragments.1 year ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
The jigsaw boyThe girl sits on the dusty floor,The jigsaw boy10 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Surrounded by odds and ends.
Holding the jigsaw boy, trying to put him together again.
He fell from a very great height,
She sobs for him every night.
None of the pieces fit.
He looks up at her with empty eyes,
The colour of faded blue skies.
His skin is covered in scars and cracks,
Maps that lead her to nowhere
Round and round in circles, like a merry go round.
His soul is scattered around her like glass,
She cuts herself trying to pick the pieces up.
She tries to be distant, she tries to be kind
But in her heart she knows she broke this boy
That lies in pieces at her feet.
She crushed his heart in the palm of her hand
And now she doesn’t know what to do.
She knows that she doesn’t have much time,
Before he falls over this ledge.
He builds these walls between them,
That she will have to climb.
Life has lost its colour and time has lost its grace.
Where his heart was is now an empty space,
Pain consumes his soul.
Our love is a songI've tried my hardest to write you a songOur love is a song1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
but there's so many lyrics that its too long
So I'll write a compilation of music instead
and make sure to say all thats been in my head
Track one will be how we came to be
At first so wild, young, and free
track two will be to romance you
with just enough rhythym to dance to.
Track three will be as sensual as a lustful night
But still like a love ballad done just right
Track four, a melody for lovers who follow their heart
and will try to stay strong even while they're apart
for now track five will remain unwritten
but one things for sure is that I'm smitten
Even if the rest of the lyrics become sad
I'll still remember the songs we had
The harmony we have i could never regret
and the sexy tango we dance to i could never forget
So i'll continue singing you every note in my soul
with the hopes you'll keep making my songs whole
for your heart is the beat i need to hear
and your love is the melody that i hold dear.
FangirlY’know, you really bring out the worst in me.Fangirl9 months ago in Emotional More Like This
I like to think I’m a fairly sensible person; sometimes beyond my age, sometimes a little bit below –I admit it-. There’s not much about myself I take pride in, but my mind… my mind has always been one. It’s been the one constant in my life that kept me from absolutely hating myself.
I was the one pushing gender boundaries at that epic, tender, oh so important age of 5, hanging out with the boys because of course they didn’t have cooties, don’t be stupid.
I was the one the teacher chose to help her with the other classmates. Well, with their schoolwork anyway. I wasn’t the best role model otherwise.
I was an honor student, wisdom beyond my years. And if later in life my academic achievements weren’t so great, well of course that was because I was bored of it and couldn’t be bothered to keep it up. I was always smart.
I failed to understand the attraction to the heartthrobs