Why I DiedCan I tell you how I died?Why I Died3 years ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
Why it rhymes with suicide.
Not because, I fell ill.
Not because, I swallowed pills.
Soon you'll see why I lie still.
Not because, I have drowned.
Not because of, Russian Roulette's
Deaf words of mine,
preach no sound.
Not because, the fault of life
Not because, the sharpened knife.
Real reason, why, tears went dry.
Not because, I jumped to fall.
Not because, this body I mauled.
The more I remember,
the harder too recall.
The true answer is i'm,
But to me,
the meaning of suicide:
True FriendYou you can't be real.True Friend4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
No one has stuck by me for so long.
There is no way you are physically here!
Go away! Please! Stop messing with my mind!
I know you're not really here I know
I know! When I open my eyes, you'll be gone just like the rest!
But I open them and you're still here,
smiling, and offering me a hand up.
"I'm here for you," you say.
The tears form in my stormy eyes
and roll down my dirty cheeks.
Is it really you??
Just to be sure, I stretch my hand out,
expecting you to crumble when my hand meets yours.
But no you're not fading away
You're really here!
Your firm grip it's proof!
You really are standing before me as a true friend
Story Sneak PeakStory Sneak Peak2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I can hear him again, my father. He’s yelling. He beats us; my two brothers and I. Ever since mother left the beatings have gotten worse. I still don’t know the exact reason why she left, probably just couldn’t take him anymore.
I’m sitting on the floor of my room. Well, actually I should say our room: I share it with my brothers. I’m staring out the window, trying to ignore it. But it’s hard to. I can’t hear what he’s saying, but he’s angry again; it’s probably over something small.
I guess we’re lucky that we’re demons and not humans; demons have better endurance and can heal faster after all. But it still hurts. I shouldn’t worry too much, it’ll be over soon and my brother should be alright; we always are. Or at least we don’t end up in critical condition.
No, this time something seems different. He seems more angry, probably drunk or something, but it’s worse. I hear something shatter, p
I Don't Want to Expect from Humans Any LongerI Don't Want to Expect from Humans Any Longer3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
When the people look at me
They look at me like I am only a stone
I always alone
Despite the rain and the storm approached
I'm hoping to be accompanied
But everything goes out like fire
If the fire is my friend
That warmth is my power
But when the wind blows
The heat burn all my hope
A good friend is something so valuable
Can not be bought or sold
But I also need to realize
That he also has his own problems
It's the time to stop expecting the humans
Because every human has his own problems
It's not a wise thing to expect humans
Because in the end they always let me down
Nobody's PerfectShe's not a perfect girlNobody's Perfect9 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
But she never pretended to be
She's not a size 0 blonde
With perfect complexion
But she never wanted to be
She's not the most popular
The prettiest or smartest
The best dressed
Or the skinniest
But she never asked to be
She doesn't always get things right
She sometimes chooses wrong
Sometimes you offer your opinion
But she never asked for it
She follows her heart
And she follows her dreams
She might not always get what she wants
But she always tries to suceed
ChimeraOn midsummer's morning a boy found his way to the top of the hill. He met with the face of a lioness.Chimera1 year ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
She spewed fire into the sky, and said: “Child, be ever proud: be ever regal: fear not the fire, but wield it as your own. You shall find strength, and all barriers shall fall before you.”
Awed, and frightened, the boy carved her words into his heart.
On midsummer's midday a man found his way to the top of the hill. He met with the face of a serpent.
She spewed fire into the earth, and said: “King, you have forgotten yourself. You have forgotten your people. Too long have your eyes gazed heavenwards: frail is your might, and brittle: you must bring yourself back to the earth.”
These words he heard; but he forgot them.
On midsummer's evening a beggar found his way to the top of the hill. He met with the face of a goat.
She spewed fire into his eyes, and said: “O Graybeard, you have fallen far. All your fancies have led to failure, and the fury of your heart
I'm HumanSometimes I forgetI'm Human2 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
That I'm anything more than
A name on the screen
Almost Perfectthe sun is melting away,Almost Perfect3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
we call it romantic when
all good things die quietly;
I feel like I’m always transitioning
through different levels of sobriety:
spent up on the people in my life
like the girl who doesn’t remember
my name and the boy who thought
I was joking.
(I will care for myself, and
then the world will stop and
spin in the right direction;
the mirror will blur and
I will finally see me,
unfiltered and beautiful)
I just want to believe
that somewhere there’s a boy
ready to sing my bleeding ears
with a cinnamon voice, he
will tell me I couldn’t
possibly be human: something
otherworldly, a moonmaid with
starry eyes come to make
and it would be almost perfect,
floating in that jagged gap where
devotion seems to breed and
where I could finally sleep,
untouched and sober.
Alone...You feel confusedAlone...8 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
You feel alone
You try to reach them
But no one is home
Where are they now?
Where have they gone?
They say they're out
But the lights are on
Two by two
Four by four
When they numbers are odd
Whose shown the door?
KelseySo take one word, you saidKelsey7 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
You put it in your bed
You rest your tiny
head on your pillow
It was Kelsey's birthday, and I had no clue still what to get her. Kels and I had been dating for weeks but still I had no clue what to get her that would mean alot. Being her boyfriend I knew I had to get something very very special. Plus I wanted to show her I cared. Hell, i'd go as far as to say love.
You wonder where you're going next
You've got your head
pushed to my chest
And now you're hoping
That someone will let you in
But, there was one thing about Kelsey she still wasn't sure of our relationship. I could tell. Every kiss, well after every kiss she'd sorta change the ambiance of conversation to something more....not so intimate. It was as if she was scared. Or more so thinking I haven't really let her in yet, if you get what I mean.
well, I'm sure I'll let you in
You know I'll let you in
Oh Kelsey, you
Walking into th
staggering and struggling01.staggering and struggling6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
yesterday, i wrote
your name on a slip of paper
and folded it into an origami star.
it hangs on my bonsai tree
(little trees for big
wishes) as a just-in-case hope
for those times when it feels like
can make me
sometimes, when even stars
and little trees aren't
enough to make me happy, i cut
down the paper stars and pretend
that it is a meteorite shower in my
bedroom, but sometimes that
just makes it worse
because i realize
that shooting stars are actually
we are all just stars that have
forgotten the happy-thoughts that
made us fly,
it's just that some of us are blazing and beautiful
before we burn out. and die.
i can write disorderly words with random indents
and call it "poem", and
people will still say
they like it
because we all know
what it's like to be unhappy
and there is nothing
unhappy people like better
than making people
i can jump over my own leg and
touch my toes if i really try,
but i can't stop being ter
I Know You Hate Me Now But...I Know You Hate Me Now But...:I Know You Hate Me Now But...3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Just give me a chance alright, I'll explain
To me, you're the girl that I notice everything about.
The way you laugh, the way you smile;
We got along great back then, even if we don't now.
And to be honest, I miss that...
You had the most lovely silky smooth hair
You'd give me the cutest anime girl smile
I wish I'd talked to you more about Manga,
Hell you got me started on the whole thing.
You were fantastic at drawing too
Man I was always jealous of that talent,
And I loved your drawings, like I once loved you.
I wish that you could have been a professional.
I would have bought your book every month y'know...
You encouraged me to write.
Back when my stories were shit,
Back when my poems were still baby's rhymes.
You taught me not to give in and I was grateful.
Now just let me finish alright?
I know that you won't speak to me.
That's okay, I admit to being an ass,
But the reason that I'm writing this poem to nobod
Unorganized ReligionUnorganized Religion3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Praise the invisible
Because He cannot hurt you
Listen to the man
and do as he says
to avoid a fiery end
to keep you sitting up straight
You think you are willing
Because your daddy said so
Don't you wanna see mom again
Tie your hair up tight
and close your knees
Smile with your teeth
your jaw tight
What you say is wrong
So listen well child
and I'll tell you how to live.
Love is...Love is the smile on your face when you hear their nameLove is...4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
It's the beat your heart skips when they say yours aloud
It's the tear in your eye when you won't see them till tomorrow
Love is a train of white sliding down an aisle of flower petals
It's the raising of a veil; the only thing separating you and your dearest
It's the cheers of the kiss when two become one
Love is snapping at each other after a long, hard day
It's raising your voices just enough to upset one another
It's curling up in bed together and spending the night in each other's arms
Love is the first cry of the start of a new life
It's a newborn sleeping soundly in the arms of those that love it
It's the unspoken promise to keep the child safe from harm and raised with love
Love is the smile on your face when they remember your name for the first time in months
It's the beat your heart skips when you realize it was their last word
It's the tear in your eye when you realize you won't get to see them tomorrow
Don't.Don't do anything.Don't.4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Anything at all.
Don't try to fall.
Don't think it's all over.
Don't try to leave this place.
For all eternity.
We can laugh.
We can think of this as a hoax.
Make it unreal.
Learn how not to feel.
Be happy with ourselves.
Feel joy once more.
Modesty to a fault TheModesty to a fault2 years ago in Visual & Found Poetry More Like This
In my life
Have only ever
I give you
of moments; -
JittersMARTYJitters3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Ok. This mess is called Jitters.
Teacher gave me a one-word name
On the first day of the third grade.
She labeled me with my condition
And so sparked a life-long tradition
Of insecurity and anxiety, cyclical
Critical hits dealt to my clinical tics
By cynical pricks so I set adrift
Across a rift between me and every other fucking kid I ever dared not encounter, fearing the ridicule they would pursue.
A few years later we went to the zoo.
A tarantula, gargantuan, yet trying to hide
from our view in a viewing tank
With sandy banks and small cacti
Yet we could not avert our childish eyes.
“True,” said teacher,
“You’re probably less afraid of her
than she is of you.”
Classmates nonetheless crinkled noses and said ew.
But meekly I whispered, “I’m just like you.”
Wish I were as sneaky, lord knows I’m as creepy,
people think I’m freaky, but I’m just like you.
Dad got me a baby tarantula that year.
I gave him the sam
DamnationI watched him across the kitchen table as he poured himself another shot of amber punishment. I’d been here the entire night, yet time seemed not to exist. It had grown blurred, fuzzy. As it always did.Damnation5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Was this his third drink of the night? Or his fourth? And when did he start drinking it without Coke?
The Ether delivered my answer with an unamused directness that chilled me to my core...
Two years, seven months and twenty-nine days...
Had it really been that long since we started this morbid peep show of ours? Since I’d been forced to watch him destroy himself glass by wretched glass?
The thought crossed my mind that I had been the one who put him here, but I pushed it aside. He was still breathing. He was the reason why I wasn’t.
Yet, here I was. Watching him. Again.
That was something I could never push aside, nor break free of.
I know because I’ve tried.
He knocked back the rum without as much as a grimace to chase it down. The cowboy boot shaped gla
It's Just A DareI dare youIt's Just A Dare2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
To tell me to be something I'm not
Go on, say it
Tell me to hide the truth
From all of those I love
I dare you
To tell me to grow up
Go on, say it
Tell me I'm childish
Because you're so much more mature than me
I dare you
To tell me who I can and cannot love
Go on, say it
Tell me that loving certain people is wrong
Because your way of thinking is so right
I dare you
To tell me I'm not normal
Go on, say it
Tell me that I'm different
Even though you and I are both humans
You could do all of that
In a heartbeat if you wanted to
But here's a real challenge:
I dare you
To accept everyone for who they are
Not for who you want them to be
And to leave your judging gavel
At home for once
Puddled GasolineHear me read it! Puddled GasolinePuddled Gasoline4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Someone left the car on
with the garage door closed again;
streak the harsh winter concrete
as I breathe past the fumes.
at its finest,
or some other form of noise
I'm not familiar with.
He will not hear me screaming
when I tug open the door
and you spill out like a puddle
onto my freshly-buffed shoes,
because I will not be screaming
For the first time
in almost twenty years of marriage,
you've silenced me.
Must Be DreamingI picked randomly; Fate chose carefully.Must Be Dreaming3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This