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.
From Time To Time.From Time To Time.From Time To Time.2 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Want to know the value of ten years?
Why don’t you try asking a newly divorced couple?
And see if they have any wasted tears.
Want to know the value of three years?
Why don’t you try asking an exhausted graduate?
And see if they are ready to start their career.
Want to know the value of nine months?
Why don’t you try asking a distraught mum?
And see if she misses her baby bump.
Want to know the value of four weeks?
Why don’t try asking someone who has been fired?
And see if they like prospect of living on the streets.
Want to know the value of an hour?
Why don’t you try asking someone who missed their alarm?
And see if they still had time to eat breakfast and shower.
Want to know the value of a minute?
Why don’t you try asking someone who missed the last train?
And see if they will be momentarily pushed to their limits.
No matter the amount,
Every single moment counts.
Even when the first day becomes every day
And all the seconds a
UnsweetViolent words are unfitting of youUnsweet3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
They don't match you
Unnecessary violence that slices us open
I don't see them in you
But maybe I see you wrong
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
Am IAm I invisible?Am I3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Because you ignore me,
Am I that shadow on the ground?
Because you're walking over me.
Am I camouflaged?
Because you deliberately turn your back on me,
Am I alive?
Because you act as though I don't exist.
Am I dead?
Because you look at me as though I'm a spirit,
Am I just a colour?
Because you judge me as though I am.
Am I unwanted?
Because you make me feel that way.
Am I just a fish in the sea?
Because you caught me, but then you let go.
The colour of my skin doesn't defy the person inside,
Whether I'm Brown, Black, Yellow or White;
The words you use to hurt me,
Cannot take away my pride.
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
I ChangedTrying to cover the tears, trying not to show my fears.I Changed10 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Why do I keep it all inside? My pain getting harder to hide.
I used to be cheery, it used to be real.
But now it's different, and they're making some big deal.
Saying "Why are you so sad?" and "You look depressed."
Can't you just leave me alone, let it rest?
So maybe I've changed...what's that got to do with you?
Just because I've changed? Well maybe you have too.
Hello Again Ch. 1 AfterbirthHello Again Ch. 1 Afterbirth12 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
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
IslamIslam in generalIslam8 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Islam is incredible
To be a little suitable
Quran is lyrical and truthful
Humble when I read it
Humble when ever I hear it
Islam is a way of life
Islam is my way of life
Islam is the only truth in this life
Now tell me whats right
Mistaken for the wrong mind
Just let the creatures
And the human preachers take all the wounds of this nature
Too hard on paper!
God did give you the past the present and the future written
All you got to do is look into it and start pitching
And if your ashamed of the way you livin
Open the doors of Islam and youll be full of blessings
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.
Loving her..I long…to have her in my arms,Loving her..10 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
To have her sweet embrace against my body,
To feel her sweet tender lips against mine,
To stare deeply and lovingly into her eyes.
I want to hold her hand while taking a walk through the park,
Hold her close up against me in the cold winter rain,
To kiss her so passionately, that she would forget everything around her,
Hoping that her fears will be chased away and drowned in the love that me and her share.
Watching her run around, as gracefully as an angel,
I thought to myself, she is so beautiful,
She's the angel that broke her wings, and fell from the sky,
Into my arms, where she will be able to call home forever.
This feeling is incredible…
The trepidation in my heart is staggering,
It almost feels like exploding,
……Love hurts…but only because I love her so much it hurts me inside.
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.
FangirlY’know, you really bring out the worst in me.Fangirl2 years 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
Don't ForgetChildren screamingDon't Forget3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
How, I ask,
Is such a thing done?
And all before lunch.
18 were children,
Children so small.
Please tell me how does humanity
So deeply fall?
No one was left
Unharmed that day.
They heard their friends dying
Over the PA.
Children so innocent
I don't understand
How he could steal that away
He was monster, not man.
Yet I weep for him too.
I guess that's just me.
I'd never wish Hell
On my worst enemy.
But seriously, CHILDREN?!
How dare that cruel beast!
Lord, God Almighty,
Bring those poor families peace.
I think of the presents
That'll never be unwrapped.
11 days before Christmas,
27 families have gaps.
I think of the parents
Who kissed their children goodbye
Then sent them to school
Not knowing it was the last time.
I think of each tragedy
That's happened before.
People tire of hearing it
And soon start to ignore.
But to the people affected,
The damage is fresh.
They're all that's spok
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.
BrighterSing to the darkness of the night skyBrighter3 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.
BelovedBeloved:Beloved3 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
With a bright radiant smile
If only for me...
-Chen Yuan Wen, 4th January 2013
Individuality.Individuality.Individuality.3 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
These days most people are other people.
Only a few templates are distributed amongst the billions.
Maybe it’s because they see themselves as less than equals.
So they base and paste their thoughts from someone else’s opinions.
Their unfulfilled lives a mimicry.
Obtaining incompatible abilities.
Altering their figures physically.
Their passions are quotations.
Their theories are past equations.
They become victims of affiliations.
Remoulding their models into the shape of their role models.
Worshipping the words of Drake, Einstein, Rhianna and Aristotle.
Pursuing the idolised physique of a manufactured Coca Cola bottle.
They squeeze themselves into already overcrowded groups.
But you can only have so many cards in one particular suit.
To every leader there will always be surplus of recruits.
This process progresses day by day.
To the point where he and she have become they
“Mummy, when I grow up I want to be just like them”
Is what they all will s