Can't You?Can't you hear?Can't You?5 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
She's crying as
The night settles in.
Masks her sobs.
As her happiness
Into the abyss.
Can't you feel?
She tries her
To please you
In everything she does.
Every waking moment
She breaks her back
To earn a least a shred
Of your love.
Can't you tell?
She does everything
You ask of her.
Is her command.
She'll do anything
To please you.
But you treat her
Like an animal.
Can't you see?
All she ever
StrongI have to smile.Strong3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I have to scream.
I have to be in denial,
Cuz If i'm not,
I have to be strong,
For everybody else.
When I'm weak,
Everybody else will lose me.
They can be weak.
Cuz I will stay strong.
They don't need to be.
I want them to stay happy.
I want them to stay safe.
I want to protect them from the world,
With all of my strength.
But I don't want to always be strong,
So I lean into the music,
The other worlds,
Where others are strong for me.
Where I can cry,
Be free from the pent-up wounds
Where I can dream of anybody,
And they'll be strong.
I hate being strong.
Sometimes its overwhelming
When I wake up in the morning,
But I have to be strong for them.
But I have to be strong for myself.
Because sometimes, they're weak.
So I'm the only one
I can count on to be strong.
If I Told You I Was A LesbianMommy,If I Told You I Was A Lesbian6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I dont know how to tell you.
I dont like to keep secrets,
But Im so afraid of your reaction.
Would you hate me
If I said there was someone I liked?
And that it wasnt a boy?
Would I still be your baby-girl,
Your pride and joy,
If I told you,
I was a lesbian?
Would you be angry with me,
Or at me,
If I thought another girl was attractive?
Would you scream,
Would you yell?
Would you still have your dreams,
Of watching me grow.
Or giving me away,
In a flowing gown of white,
If I told you,
I was a lesbian?
All my life,
I wanted to make you both so proud,
Make you both smile,
Make you see how great I could be.
But can a lifetime of work be undone,
By three simple words,
Which are not so simple?
I would rather have you be angry,
Than be disappointed in me.
I cannot help the way that I am,
The way I feel,
But I know its the way Im supposed to be.
Would I still be your daughter,
If I said Im
BrighterSing to the darkness of the night skyBrighter2 years ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
in hopes that the stars
will shine brighter
Every single thingWatching him is beautifulEvery single thing3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Is peaceful, yet powerful
He puts his all into the music
The true person, shows in the playing
No words, yet to me...
It says a thousand things
Just us and the guitars
The almost perfect expression
Of every single thing we have inside of us.
Never Give up.Never Give up.Never Give up.2 years ago in Emotional More Like This
Don't let your doubts make you give up.
God's Love for you is so Great!
Don't lie and say he hates!
God took upon himself every sin you've ever done, you're doing now, and ever will do! He gave his all for you!
Now multiply that by the countless people God has ever created and ever will create! It's too much to Fathom.
He gave his all for you!
His Love for you is like: if you were his only creation.
He hates the sins you do, but he Loves you!
Don't sit there denying this, but accept his offer for Salvation.
His will is for you to be saved, but you have to do your part before he works in you.
God is Faithful.
God is Able!
What are you waiting for?
Give your Life to Jesus today, or throw away the only chance you'll ever get to be saved by an all powerful, Loving, Compassionate, Caring God!
God bless you in the name of Jesus Christ!
Whosoever calls on his name will be saved
A Lesbian's PrayerToday I've been sad and hurtA Lesbian's Prayer9 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
by those around me.
I've seen the way people can act.
And it's truely astounding.
Last week I met a mormon
He looked like a nice guy
But he gave me a nasty look
Just because I was with my sweety-pie
"Hey You! You Dyke!"
"Hey! That's not right!"
He threw a rock at me.
It hit me in my head
My girlfriend thought that I was dead
God! How could you let this be?
Lord, please save me from your followers
Please stay their hateful hands.
Lord, please protect the others
who identify as lesbian.
Yesterday I met a baptist
He said his name was Wade
He said he was concerned for me
He said my soul needed to be saved.
I don't understand how there could be so many in one nation
Since he called me an abomination!
On Monday I met a couple Jews
lost in the gay-borhood
They seemed inocent in all their veiws
and I though "Oh-no this isn't good"
They were attracted by a rainbow flag
and went into a book store.
When we left I had a new understaning
His GriefTo the dear motherHis Grief2 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
Who had no chance to tell him
...the words, "I love you..."
No EscapeThere is no escape from yourselfNo Escape3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Crossing a river you return the same
There is no alternative reality
Where you could exist
There is only now and here
And all else is a neural construct
There is no running away
Lost you could not loose yourself
And there is no mindlessness
As no mind could comprehend it
There is only natural movement
In a mind that is untouched
In a body that is liquid
Undefined by its shape
Unconstrained and wide open
Love, the strongest drugLove, the strongest drug7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The first dose makes you happy
The second holds you tight
The next dose keeps you smiling
In the middle of the night
Then comes the perfection
Then love will unfold
then comes, the reflection
Of all good in your world
But the next dose keeps you longing
And the next ones takes its hold
Then comes, the possession
Then comes, the control
Did you realize you've gone to far?
the next dose starts the fighting
the next one brings the pain
the next dose makes you feel
like you're all alone, again
Have you gotten, to the regretting?
Did you take all, that you could
Is it almost, time to quit him?
Some alone time may be good.
But don't realize? you're addicted?
Its poisons lay instead
And even, when you've left him
There's no place you can hide
Its withdraws, cut your body
its poisons, take your mind
you'll be looking for your next dose
And ill be looking, too, for mine.
MemoriesMemories last forever.Memories3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Every single kind.
The good, the bad, all of them.
Even if you think they have been forgotten.
But it's still there.
Just buried in the depth of your mind.
They can not be truly forgotten.
So look for them.
Activate them and re-watch those days.
Even if it is sad.
Go through those emotions and look ahead.
Remember the marks they left on you and move forward.
Unless you're Donna Noble.
Love is PseudonymousLove is Pseudonymous3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
To feel a flutter
Flickering within my chest
To know exactly
That he's the one that's best
He smiles, my life shines
A feeling to blossom
Blooming into a velvet rose
Faster, faster in parted times
Is this love?
Or just a choice
Deciding come about
Listening to my own voice
He says my life is his
If only he could really believe
Oh, it's just a kiss
Please don't fall further
Little do I know
That this rose will become
A gale in my storm
A painful darkened sun
A love upon the floor
No light, no smiles...anymore
I used to believe
That such a love would be
The only meaning that I could hold
That I would be able to know
But no, this love is two-faced
Like the headless in the coin
Two sides, one mind
Designed to end the story
That is me now
A violet petal of love
Softly bruised and broken
Until there is no more above
This mediocre lullaby
Has got me singing
Saying goodbyes, goodnights
Until the day can shine bright
Oh my darling, oh my dear
This affection is worthless
StarsThere are times in lifeStars2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
when you can´t tell
the choices from the consequences anymore.
When you look up to the sky, waiting for a shooting star
before you realize that
just have to move your eyes quickly from one side to the other
to see one
StarsI like to hear stars at nightStars2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Before I go to sleep...
What beautiful stories they tell me
When my reality is not that pretty...
Never mine but always there for me...
Darkness now is not scary anymore
Because they shine and glow
Above my head...
Always free but always attached...
They hold me safe until I begin to dream...
SmileShowing everyone that you're okaySmile2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Maybe not now, but someday
In time wounds heal, scars may remain
Laugh a little
Eventually it will be effortless
Upward you climb
Never lose sight
Till you reach the top
If you never stop
Life will soon be better
In the end, you'll be fine
Try to hold your head up and smile
Soon you will feel better
Remember the things that made you smile
Even laugh sometimes
A heavy heart just drags you down
Life will look nicer if we all learn to smile
Yellow SpringYellow Spring3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
It came in tasteful gestures on a shouldered backward breeze.
Ghosts of smiling children rocked the rusting set of swings.
Plucking yellow daisy tops, in streams the stones did sink.
While birds of cream and navy rode above a gust of pink.
The sun rays pressed their fingers through the isle of cobwebbed clouds.
Spitting shafts of sunlight lift the humming branches' sound.
The sipping of the soil weaned as dewdrops fell in threes.
In this brutte of cradled roots I lay beneath the trees.
Hello Again Ch. 1 AfterbirthHello Again Ch. 1 Afterbirth11 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Chapter 1 - Afterbirth
Kagome chewed the end of the pen, her concentration centered on the paper before her. The answers to the small questions on it, those were always the most difficult. Months, she had spent months preparing, knowing that this faced her eventually. Now that the day was here she was still confused. There were only three questions left. She stared down at the paper thinking through her answers. A small gurgle brought her attention to the small bassinet at her bedside. "So little one which shall it be, hmm? Kenmaru or Kenyasha? Kenyasha ... hmm ... That was your Uncle Souta's choice. It is close to your daddy's name. Yes, it is. I do like it but ... I think I like Kenmaru better." Quickly she wrote her son's name down in the correct box. "One down two to go." She told him. Her thoughts turned to the one box she dreaded, Father's name. She could lie and put unknown. But the idea of denying Inu Yasha's paternity of their son. No, she couldn't do that. Once ag
Hidden StoriesBeneath every smile there is a broken heart and a tear that is shed,Hidden Stories3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Beneath every laugh there is a cry of pain,
In the midst of every shadow there is a ray of hope in the darkness,
Behind every "I'm fine," there's always a crying soul,
Inside every tear there's a little laughter,
Behind every poem there's an entire life story...
You AreYou are the center of my madness.You Are3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
You are the one who ends my sadness.
You are the first rose in early Spring.
You are the tune that my heart sings.
You are the one who holds my love.
You are the symbol of a dove.
You are the only girl for me.
You are the one who makes me see.
You are the mid-summer sun.
You are my true love, the one.
You are the wind beneath my wings.
You are the very breath I breathe.
You are what makes my entire soul
Completely and utterly whole.
I am not a stereotypeSlide the blade across your wrist.I am not a stereotype2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
"Doesn't it hurt?"
I can't feel anything.
Punch your own stomach.
Does it hurt yet?
"Why do you do that?"
The pain makes me feel alive.
"I don't know."
"What's wrong with you?"
I'm dead inside.
I'm just depressed.
Stare at your arms.
"What are you doing?"
I just have low self esteem.
I'm just human.
I'm just me.
karkat x reader: TitanicYou knocked on the metal door in front of you impatiently. How long did it take to answer the damn door? “Open up Karkles, I know you’re in there!” “Yeah, yeah, just gimme one fucking minute, alright? Geez, _____, you could stand to learn how to wait one gogdamn second.”karkat x reader: Titanic2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The door was opened to reveal none other than Karkat Vantas, in all his angry shrimp-sized glory. “What do you want?” “Is your memory seriously that bad? It’s Friday night! You do know what that means, right?” “Shit…it’s movie night! I don’t really have anything new though.” He grumbled, grudgingly letting you pass and enter his hive.
“That’s alright, it’s my turn anyhow. I think you might like this one. Not exactly a romcom, but it’s at least romance.” You pulled the dvd out of your bag as you spoke, revealing Titanic. Oh man, Karkat sure was in for a tear jerker. Being from Alternia, of course, he
goddamn homosexualMy mom took a trip to Mexicogoddamn homosexual5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
And stopped by a church to attend mass.
It was quaint, small and brightly colored,
So she went inside.
(She is Catholic and I am not.)
She knows Spanish, is practically fluent in it.
She knew, sitting in her pew, what the priest was saying
About those goddamn homosexuals
And their sin,
And how even the flames of hell
Were too good for them.
That there would be no tolerance from The Heavenly Father
Of their kind.
I had just come out to my mom less than a month before
"Yes I like girls."
My hands had been shaking and my throat was tight,
Like my heart was stuck in it.
For a moment I wanted nothing more than to curl into a ball
And simply fade away.
But mom smiled, pulled me into a hug, and said it was okay
And I knew it was.
Yet even if I hadn't confessed
Even if I weren't able to gather the strength,
I know she still would have walked out
Left behind those judgmental words,
Spewing from that judgmental man's lips.
It makes me wonder a