JealousyThe bible tells us never to be jealous
An impossible feat
And people wonder why I hate
Jealousy will live inside my heart always
Its cruelty corrupts me
Always there manifesting hate
I am jealous of the confidence living
Within the ones who smile
Because they have nothing to lose
Jealous of the way they walk, free of burden
They know the people around
Will accept them for who they are:
I am most jealous of the fearless people
Flaming, never hiding
I want to be that much free to
Do not ask me my friend, why I am jealous
Don’t tell me not to be
I envy those who live without
.Were We Not MarionettesI bend.Were We Not Marionettes5 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
arms a graceful
bridge of mourning—
rippling plains of remembrance.
(but at least we remember)
I lean beside
heaps of wood
in time to blurry
and irises plead
only as allowed:
The Icarus Effectsimplicity isThe Icarus Effect1 month ago in Scraps More Like This
that skies are blue
that grass is green
and that shoulder blades
are wingless planes.
I used to be able to whine
And sniffle my way through confusion;
the hunched knobs of my spine
would molt for nuclear rain—
would search for whetted humeri
to tear and liberate pluming
I adulated stars
and the principle of
and I drank salt from the shoreline
of these beggar wings;
had I wished for sight.My wish-on-me star,had I wished for sight.2 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
whose ears I filled to secret’s brim,
whose implosions I hemmed
still layers deeper:
I’m sorry I wore stitches
and scabs with try-agains.
You sacrificed paper dreams,
Crumpling and sending airplane
answers until my skies were
Apologies have sweetened
on tight-pressed lips—
a thick and sultry wine—
but you’re now constellating
apparitions, in city skyscapes;
and my vocal chords
are coarse sand
LiesLiving in this hellLies2 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
In this body of a shell
Even now my blood is burning
So hot, flesh asunder, soul churning
You gave me sunset loveShe was grass-stainedYou gave me sunset love2 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
with bleeding, bare-foot
because she’d always said
that shoes were for porcelain girls
afraid of callous skin.
and she was not fear.
when it crept in on white
she would make lions of trembling girls,
which craved and devoured
from her temples
You can't hurt me anymore.
SeaSea5 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Her love was bone white,
[ but never like diamonds. ]
Truth then became water to
pruning fingers and splitting lips,
while she drowned
in the mouth
of a liar like me.
In October.She is chameleons,In October.5 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
beside once-remembered friends
of once-remembered pasts,
falling fragmented in kitchen sinks
and cleaning bottles,
breaking hearts for puzzles,
bandaging wounds on tables
of answers without questions;
and she is still unknown
come next October.
We Are/You Aren'tWe are the unwanted, the brokenWe Are/You Aren't5 months 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.
Visions of CorpsesVisions of CorpsesVisions of Corpses5 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Darling, oh Darling, where have you gone,
You’ve made my days scary and my nights way to long.
I’m worried about you, out there on your own,
‘Cos I know you were feeling all lost and alone.
Did you finally shuffle off your mortal coil,
To be with the Angels, your kin who are loyal.
Oh Darling, where are you, my world fades to black
As I imagine a world where you’re not coming back.
I left you a message, you didn’t reply,
I phoned with no answer, I really did try.
So Darling, please contact me, I really don’t care
How much you are hurting as long as you’re there.
Trust is Hard to RepairTrust is Hard to RepairTrust is Hard to Repair4 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Healing came with your words.
Words like ‘future’ and ‘love’ and ‘kids’.
It was only the second day we had spoken,
But you had ‘fallen in love’
With my voice and personality...
...”sing with me,” you said,
And I sang – our voices blending in harmony.
Pain came with your words.
Words like ‘friends’ and ‘distance’.
It was a week later,
But you were distracted while I was distraught...
...”goodbye,” I said,
And they were relieved when I came back.
Confusion came with your words.
Words like ‘mistake&rsqu
ExcusesExcusesExcuses3 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
He said that he loved me, that he was my guy.
That we would be married as time went on by.
That my future was bright, not gruesome and grim;
Am I just making excuses for him?
He promised never to cheat, to hurt or to harm,
He turned on the smiles and worked with his charm.
Did he try too hard and stretch his kindness too thin?
Am I just making excuses for him?
When he dumped me then crawled back, he said no more pain,
Yet within a week he had dumped me again.
I was his friend – relationship in the bin.
Am I just making excuses for him?
He asked me to wait for him for a year,
While he sorted himself and made his life
What is It?What is It?What is It?3 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
You came nicely wrapped up, like a gift,
Designed to give my soul a lift.
You determinedly knocked on my heart’s door;
What is it that I’m waiting for?
I undid the ribbons and the bows,
Is what’s inside what the world knows?
Were you different? Was there more?
What is it that I’m waiting for?
The package looked all nice and good,
But termites infested the piece of wood.
You burned me once, pierced with your claw;
What is it that I’m waiting for?
You whispered promises on stale breath
‘Never again babe, you’re the best.’
But you were rotten to the core;
What is it that I
Out of Reach V3Out of Reach V3Out of Reach V35 months ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Love is a fallacy, hope is a lie,
Let’s face it, it’s life, we’re all going to die.
Why bother trying, when you just get pain;
And all’s out of reach, again and again.
You reach for the stars, though they’re far away,
You’ve dreams and wishes and hopes.
You want to be a writer, a teacher someday;
But the stars are too far, you can’t reach.
You reach for hope, though it’s hard to catch,
As it slips and slides through your life.
You hoped for a family, for friends, for a match,
But the hope is too far, you can’t reach.
You reach for God, thinking he can restore
Shattered PeaceFather, I must speakShattered Peace3 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
As the peace I’ve held, has reached its peak
The boy I was, is thought to have strayed
But in your blood he has always stayed
I cannot hold
For this heart of mine, grows certain and bold
Shackled to manhood I must confess
The façade I’ve grown, was far from a success
The youth you’ve battered with heavy disdain
The life I was, told to fear and abstain
But fate was dealt so long ago
When the faith we held made it so
Young prosperity, empowered and free
Towering in confidence so all may see
But humbled by sacrifice, and hosts who may disagree
Father, do not turn away
These words I spill
for she is a sinnerAngels eat her alive,for she is a sinner3 weeks ago in Free Verse More Like This
the way she deserves:
molting downy feathers
in a hermetic esophagus—
like her lungs,
pooled with words
She is choked by halos,
and expecting expansions
spanning clouds and Niles
of rosemary tears;
( yet no ocean cried,
and no tsunami felt,
will rid the torture justified
in each holy touch upon
soiled cheeks: wet Liar’s runoff.
It falls so easily down her throat,
to drown more words. )
and she almost warns them
to stay away: She is filth.
but they lovingly caress
and they carefully sink
their glittering pearls into her
just the way she deserves.
In The SnowfallIn The Snowfall5 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
In The Snowfall
I remember it
As if it was just last night
Our surroundings were lit
Illuminated by the surfaces covered in white
The way you smiled
It gave me comfort inside
And my heart seemed to be veiled
Knowing you have become a part of my life
Step by step
I stopped blinking
As we tread
I ceased breathing
Chills were sent
Our hands touching
Our lips met
Gazing at you is a must
You curiously peered up
As snowflakes danced down towards us
And it dawned on me that I was madly in love
Mesmerizing my soul
Spreading a calming warmth
Into my core
I held you in my arms
I felt whole
Connected our hearts
The weight of a secrether secret is heavy to wearThe weight of a secret5 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Sometimes, she wants to scream
disgust, shame, sorrow
her secret is toxic
her body is contaminated by a feeling of guilt
her secret is a spider's Web
one thing that has devastated her teens
how could she forgotten?
If nobody is listening of her pain
Dear ClaireDear Claire,Dear Claire4 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I'm sick of the happiness,
And the smiles.
I'm sick of your laughter;
It's been going on for a while.
Where are the tears?
I miss the despair.
I like you depressed,
Because that's when you're Claire.
I think you should change,
Because I said so.
You're not happy,
You and I both know.
So start crying,
And slit your wrists.
That pain you've missed.
We're only here for you;
Don't you feel good now?
Yes, you do.
We can tell you how.
C'mon, you can do it.
Give in to the despair.
We do it for you.
Tinkerbell's PleaPretty fairy,Tinkerbell's Plea4 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Flits from tree to tree.
Can't see me.
Shine your light.
You are so bright.
I think I'll take you,
And put you in a jar.
Hide you away,
So very far.
No one else,
Will ever see,
The light you shine,
Only for me.
I'll conceal the beauty,
I have seen.
It will be as if,
You had never been.
Can't you see?
Those Summer NightsSlowly driftingThose Summer Nights4 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
wishing, we were hoping.
But the seasons changed
and the month got cold
December hearts weakened
we were left alone.
Our frost-bitten hearts
shriveled up and gone
love; nothing but a thought
a dream that once was.
Does it even exist?
I shudder at the thought
that what we had was real
and what I have just lost.
Summer turns to fall
and things just start to die
the leaves falling off the trees
and broken hearts just asking why.
The love that once was blooming
like a spring flower in a field
now withers away to nothing
not sure of what was real.
The last leaf falls off the tree
ImpairedBlurry eyesImpaired4 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Haven’t seen for far too long
The proof is in the structure
Of my failing life
Lost all sight of you
And it scares me to be here
Without you, I’m living
No faces, just empty words
Smudged lines so I may walk
Across and embrace nothingness
Seeing has always been believing
But now faith is all that’s left
And I will be proud of
I Love Her the MostA delicate handI Love Her the Most4 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
A tilting head
A tiny frame
A dark beauty
My first love
The one I will never forget
When someone else loved me
I loved her instead
My Princess doesn’t wave
She doesn’t smile
But another girl made her happy
Just for a while
I am insignificant
In the story of her life
And it kills me so much
And cuts me with knives
Because I know that I’m the one
Who loves her the most
I know I’ll be waiting
When she’s in the cold
I want to be the one
To hold her in the dark
To whisper “it’s alright”
And ignore the branding mark
That makes me one of them
I don’t really care
If I had her
Don't Speakjust a girl in a crowded world suffocating from negativity grasping for acceptanceDon't Speak5 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
just a girl wanting to be loved taking seriously on her downfall
just a girl within a mask turning into a hollow hole
just a girl wanting to be beautiful in her own skin
just a girl in her own jokes with no punchline for her emptyness
just a girl following the guideline of her condition keep quiet and lie to yourself
just a girl crying over the same damn things
just a girl to pussy to cut herself into two
just a girl to big to squeeze herself into a skinny jean dream
just a girl wanted a mother to hold her without judging her emotions
just a girl who needs to be sowed into a pattern of hope
just a girl wishing she could accept herself instead indulging her flaws
just a girl denying that anyone gives a damn about a emo tool
just a girl eating away her existence
just a girl goi
I'm Watching You TonightI wish I could be braveI'm Watching You Tonight4 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Like I saw you were.
I wish that I could save
Everyone; even her.
I wish that I could see
The things that you see now.
I hope that maybe I will be
Something to make you proud.
I know I did you wrong,
But I'm sorry; I was blind.
I got lost in the throng,
And I left her in your mind.
And now I know you're lost,
And you don't know who you are.
And you try to feel like frost;
Because ice is hard like tar.
And your growing so, so cold,
But there's sadness in your eyes.
But you aren't even that old,
And you're still lost in your lies.
Somewhere you made a choice,
And it didn't bring much joy.
Again, you have to find you