StayI want you to stayStay2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
But the closer I hold you
The farther you drift away
If I let you be
Let you be free
Will you come back to me?
CrushI am only the sum of parts:Crush2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
these stumbling lips,
these wandering eyes,
this heart that skips too many beats.
I am not quite bold:
not content to watch,
not daring to speak,
making acquaintance with my feet.
I am scared:
awkward in silence,
clumsy in speech,
always just short of discreet.
Embrace the StarsStand in the warm glowEmbrace the Stars2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
That rains so lightly upon
The cold, glittering snow
Before that star is gone
Shelter from the cold night
Until the brilliant dawn
The return of the soothing light
Of which we've grown so fond
Too often, the more distant stars
Go, in our ignorance, forgotten
They're away from us, so very far
But from them, are our lives begotten
The Music of the Spheres
Is audible to attentive ears
Listen to that magnificent symphony
That of the vast, dark eternity
Burning Orb of Luminescent Glory
Eclipse the whole of the human story
Lashing out with tongues of fire
Trivialize all human passion and desire
Stars are within us
As we are but a small part
Of the Forever All;
The Wonderful Universe
RuminationShe’s not made of bonesRumination2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
(or sinew, or keratin,
and her back doesn’t elope a spine
to lean on, her weight
heavier than earth-bones.
The gushes of oil spills flowing like rain
is the only rivulet in her tears,
the fuel in her blood.
Conjoined with the nuts and bolts found
in the pits of Father’s attic
jaundice skin's impenetrable,
even to the flickering of the candle’s flame
hair rough as ash and long as veins--
she was a battlefield.
But there’s a heart that beats
somewhere in her chest,
rattling like broken teeth;
trying to shake its enigma loose
trying to thump,
trying to pump,
trying to bump
Like the dust in her lashes,
the forty years of silence in her lungs.
The cold of iron and tin and copper
turning to rust
the unexplainable famine
in her throat.
The yearning to read trembling lips.
The passion to remember.
The urge to touch
The will to listen.
All she ever wanted
in a body of loneliness.
The wind beneath her p
UnderHopeUpon an empty grave I sitUnderHope3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
To calm my relentless fears
In hopes of relieving this empty pit
From the times I have succumbed
To the rage inside, I've finally died
The vile monsters that kept me alive
Left me to hope for a place below
When I no longer see this world outside
Because in the ground I reside
I cling to the stone all cold and grey
Makes me think of younger day
Wishing to visit that place
When I would laugh and sing
My throat's aching
I'm choking on all the thoughts
I wish they'd go away
So in this pit I wouldn't stay
The mist of night has settled in
Words of past come lumbering in
All creatures of the dark
Come to me feed on me
Putting me in icy grasp
Until my life, I no longer clasp
And finally I drift off to bed
All torture of this world
No longer suffering in my head
Dream.Is it just me,Dream.2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Or is it just you?
I don't know if it's true
So please give me a clue.
I don't know what to think
So please give me a hint,
Cause the way that you've been
Is too good to be real.
Did you....I messed up,Did you....3 years ago in Emotional More Like This
I know, with things that I did,
I made a mistake,
But I'm glad that I did.
There's one thing more,
I'd like to ask,
That one thing, though.
Could ruin our past.
So I'm asking it now,
With hopes that you'll answer,
I'll wait patiently,
For your reply,
But for now,
Here is the question:
Did you like it?
That moment when all feelings flowed,
That moment our lips met,
That moment I liked,
That moment I think of,
When I can't sleep at night,
Did you like it?
Would you do it again?
If I asked you nicely,
Would you answer, my friend?
Defense.It's a subtle feeling at first, then it warps your mind.Defense.2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Everything and everyone you knew becomes obsolete.
Suddenly nothing's there except for the next rhyme.
But still, there's a spark and it sweeps you off your feet.
It terrifies you, you've never felt this have you?
You'll be fine though, the shock'll wear off soon.
Lightening strikes you speechless.
It shapes your every movement.
You step forward to reach it.
But it beats your subtle improvement.
Explosions roar inside your heart.
Everything is based on this, and it's pulling you apart.
Maybe this is the end.
But for me it's just beginning.
Because love I'll have to defend.
And I'm adamant on winning.
Sensual Moon: Love Haiku1Sensual Moon: Love Haiku2 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
winter crescent moon
across my breasts—
he calls me wisteria
clouds under the moon—
yielding winter pears
selecting ripe persimmons—
warm scent of last night
green shoots forced
from the gardener's manure—
we linger, moon watching
on a moonlit garden path
too cold out to be tempted
6 our astrological elements
my air to his fire—
a position for
every phase of the moon
the sounds he makes
a night creature's song
after, my streaming hair
for his head to rest upon
the low-slung moon
also in repose
moon tides penetrate—
he's still with me
at dawn's first light
Don't Ask For MeScraped skin on your knees I see,Don't Ask For Me2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Bearing compliments and a single flower with a droop in its neck,
Smothering the stem between your fingers, you clasp your hands
You beg and plead for a favor from me
You're mouthing these words into nearly full-blown paragraphs,
And you fill your mouth with saliva, almost drooling
As if they were waves crashing against an insubstantial barrier,
Your lips open and close with every utter,
And you describe the beauty of me,
And you soak your words with a depression that is almost touching,
And yet your eyes don't have the same feeling
You say that you want to be my knight,
And you say that your heart still carries a love for me,
And you try to remind me of all the other times,
The times of laughter and all,
And just to remember...
You try to say that you can make changes,
All the changes for the better and for my sake,
Yet what is the hint you can't take?
The changes I want are hurtful,
And I need no changes, I want to change no