Wake up now, my dear old friendWake up now, my dear old friend,
Your daily sleep has reached its end.
Embrace your worldly cares once more
And take one step outside your door;
You’ll find there, waiting for you still,
The tasks and deeds you’ve to fulfill
So do not waste another ray,
Get up, get up and start your day.
You’ll have your sleep again tonight
And when you do, you will sleep tight
But until such times are near,
Get up, wake up, today is here.
Rear View MirrorThinking back, I imagine all my friendsRear View Mirror11 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Each going off to their own means or their ends
It makes me wonder where everyone goes
Because through the rearview mirror, it never shows
I sit here alone, trying to see
What I can make out through this melancholic reverie
Although this rain is too heavy and this fog is too thick
I will make the past stay; it will finally stick
To remember the past is all I’ll allow
And a light in a mirror is all I can see now
In the reflection, there stands a solemn silhouette
I know that in introspection, this is all we will really get
As I watch the lonely outline as it starts to wave goodbye
The strength leaves my body, and I slump down to cry
I know that they waved until I was entirely out of sight
For the last time, they smile as if everything were perfectly alright
Alone again, I wonder about my friends
Pondering if they would fight on until the very end
And if any of them will follow me to wherever I may go
Well, with this rearview mirror, I will s
The best in meSoft lines freshly written slandered all over the paperThe best in me8 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Fresh words in the atrocious handwriting of its creator
Drops of ink besmirch this once so lovely wooden table
As sunlight falls on it on a warm day in April
Tapping of one’s fingers to the rhythm of these very lines
Pondering if this truly is what it defines
As the pen scratches over that sheet of paper
Until the rhyme is finally to the liking of its shaper
And when asked why he wrote that simple little piece
If he thought about writing it or if it was just a simple caprice
He smiles as he gives an answer to which everybody will agree
’’I do it simply because it brings out the best in me.’’
to love you is to lieby dolan greyto love you is to lie11 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
to love you is to lie;
to deceive you is to betray myself.
to curse you is to send my heart to something else,
perhaps a ghost of what I imagined,
last spring, in the rain, under the full moon,
that open heart, willing soul, and I knew them both.
to love you is to die;
to trick you is to destroy myself.
shattered windows and bloodstains,
my mind torn from my body as I tried to
my stars all falling from the sky.
loving you is agony;
shunning you is pain.
not again, said my corpse,
my battered conscience,
this house is built on stone!
but summer brought heat,
autumn brought wind, and
winter brought the chill of death.
suddenly the fortress I had built was
gone, taken by new spring floods.
loving you is death;
hiding from you is torture.
who to blame?
my being, my essence,
swept from beneath by the hand of forces unseen.
my heart had no more walls, then,
my soul was sinking, and
my mind was weak from distress.
shining strength of twenty suns, I prayed,
allow this love
We Are/You Aren'tWe are the unwanted, the brokenWe Are/You Aren't11 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.
Yours, my loveYours, my love10 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
You are the light that still shines on me
FOr you I will pine eternally
YoU were the one who did set me free
YouR love will always my comfort be
RoseS smell sweetest, my fragrant plea
SouL unto soul and heart unto heart
FoOlish is one who would tear this apart
EVery love has hardhips right from the start
Eternity's for those who choose ne'er to part
I wish my eyes were a mirrorI wish my eyes were a mirrorI wish my eyes were a mirror11 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
so you can see you as i see
your heart was crushed by an image
built by a cruel society
I wish my eyes were a mirror
So that i may help you to believe
that what they say is lies
and show you how you are to me
I wish my Heart could speak clearer
to help you understand
that you are the only person
that can fill my empty hands
I wish i could be your savior
Wipe away your fresh tears
i would gently say i love you
as i hold you through the years
And i wish my soul was a healer
to undo all of the pain
Make all their hostile efforts
finally end in vain
But to you im just a stranger
or "Just friends at best"
because you fear that i will hurt you
just like all the rest
So i wish my eyes were a mirror
So you can see you as i see
And ill continue to count the days
until you become one with me.
ScarsStanding in the showerScars11 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Skin turning redder
I stay still and soak it in
This water won't erase my sins
Scars stand out bright white
Burns and cuts all in sight
The real scars cannot be seen
They reside inside of me
I wonder if all I will be
is a creature scarred eternally?
TemponautSundays: no one's butterflies areTemponaut8 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
going to affect the wavelength
of the sun magnifying ants
(nothing will happen anyway).
Rewind, the air wrinkles into
sundays: no one's butterflies are
stuck on weeping quicklime (not yet)
that doesn't hesitate; floor it.
High-pitched tires are slashed by the
hissing water, parked sometime on
sundays: no one's butterflies are
run over by broken sunshine.
One last time to make this right, keep
blinking back - stop flapping its wings
'fore they reek like pelting rain from
sundays: no one's butterflies are...
Freaks ShowFingers scratching at my wrist,Freaks Show11 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Wanting a beautiful kiss.
The lips they know too well,
Gradually I feel my mind compelling,
Back to almost a month ago,
When I was still apart of the freak show.
Dancing on the stage,
With a pointy blade,
Focused on a luscious vein.
The oh's and ah's of the crowd causes pain,
I finally notice how different I really am.
I finally notice there is nothing I can,
Do to pick up the glass without getting cut.
I finally noticed that all I am is a nut.
I finally noticed that deep down I'm in the freak show for life,
I can no longer hide and fight,
The true me when it's thriving to come out.
In this moment I do doubt,
That I will ever be flawless, only odd.
I hold a blade to my arm as the former freaks applaud,
My so called success and I go on for the next act.
I will never turn back.
A different SomeoneAll alone,A different Someone10 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
left in the dark,
I needed a flame,
a spark to my heart.
Walls that crumbled,
crashing to the ground,
all without noise,
or a single sound.
on the side of the road,
watching those that pass.
The mirror shows,
what I've become,
a different someone.
If only You'd say yes.You want to know how i feel,If only You'd say yes.11 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
but im in fear of what you would say.
Telling you plainly "i love you",
Is not enough to make you stay
So the reasons that i love you...
is it your smile? Is it your laugh?
is it the fact that i can tell you anything,
and know that you'll always have my back?
Is it because you're like one of the guys?
Never afraid to make fun of us back.
But still showing that you are a lady
that is gentle and with feelings intact.
Just the feeling of seeing you next to me,
is enough to make my heart race.
It would stop at the sound of your voice,
but wont settle for less than first place.
You tell me that you aren't perfect,
and i tell you that nobody is.
But if i had the chance to change that,
There is nothing that i need to fix.
Now you know how you make me feel,
and i hope that i do not regret this...
but you and i could be perfect together,
if only you would say yes.
In the ParkIn the park beneath the treesIn the Park11 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Couples chatting playfully
I see them in the distance
As I sit upon this park bench
I came here to sit in peace
To read a book and seek release
Their happiness is a torment
A reminder of what is absent
I get up and walk away
I'll return again another day
Curious eyesCurious eyesCurious eyes8 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
With wild fascination.
But would it be wise,
To squire temptation?
Instead of demise
You might find salvation.
Two versions of LoveYou tell me that loveTwo versions of Love11 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Just doesn't exist
Just a lie that's spoken
While your heart is in bits.
You tell me that Love
Is all but hidden misery
Only the strong are happy
But even they fall prey to it.
You tell me that Love
is just a made up word
made up by the script
But the real thing is unheard.
You Cry to me that love
is the source of your tears
And has only brought you misery
Through out all your years.
But let me tell you that love
Truly does exist
Its there every time your here
When together we sit.
Let me tell you that love
Hides all the misery
it shields the weak from the pain
Lets them live in harmony.
Let me tell you that love
Is more than just a word
its a feeling in your heart
Ignited by three words.
Now i plead to you that love
Will cure you of your tears
So take my hand and i promise
I'll show you how Love feels.
Let's start overI've lost hope ...Let's start over8 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
It's not like how it used to be.
We've come to the one dead end
and I don't know where else to go.
We tried to make things better
Trying, and failing, to stand again
We tried to ignore the pain,
distancing ourselves from each other,
but still ...
we are here together.
let's start over.
Clean the board,
rip those pages smeared with ink.
Let's start over,
be one and be together,
as it was always meant to be.
Let's start over
before everything is over.
Let it beLet me whisper words of dark honey and wine.Let it be1 year ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Let go of your world and be free within mine.
Let me sip nectar no flower dare drip.
Let us discover each other as the ultimate trip.
Let no one dare speak of what limits exist.
Let all that we do become such a sweet tryst.
Let I be the paramour you privately yearn.
Let you be the one who makes my passions burn.
Let all that we wish be allowed just to be.
Let nothing destroy this great bond that is we.
Come Dancing?In my mindCome Dancing?10 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
You linger and help guide me
In my soul
You set a passionate fire
When you’re gone
Full of hope I wait for you
When I am lost you are there to find me
Your light never fades
And your skin, it glows with warmth of angels
Those eyes bear the beauty of a full moon
You carry an aura of tranquility
Now, sweet Seraph, will you come dancing with me in the starlight?
Playing With ShadowsPlaying With Shadows8 months ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
Shadows come with dawn
with the birth of the soft light,
to be played away
© Filipa Nunes
Story of My Life (abridged)One tall mountain, no easy climb.Story of My Life (abridged)10 months ago in Philosophical More Like This
Caged BirdThere was a moment,Caged Bird11 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Where I thought I could be freed from the past.
Then the cage door closed on me,
Took my future from me.
They said there was nothing to be done,
I had to continue living this wretched life.
So I’m stuck in a cage,
That will never let me go.
Controlled by strangers that won't help me.
I can’t breathe here anymore,
I need to be set free.
I need my life.
I need my freedom.
I can’t be cooped up to do your bidding anymore.
There is no more energy within me.
I want nothing to do with you anymore.
You suffocate me.
I just want to live my life without stress from your existence.
I’m a caged bird in a cell box.
And I’ll never be set free.
No Return!Gentle hands caressed my hairNo Return!2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I melted and disappeared
There is no return.
Spirit of the NightHe hoots his song into the nightSpirit of the Night2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
His ghostly form an eerie sight
Yet still in dreams
I share his wings
And rise with him in silent flight
Life After The Fast LaneShe was one of those magic, gold-tipped girls -Life After The Fast Lane1 year ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Illuminated by her stardust soul,
Part elaborate street art and part curls;
She's delicate, but dangerous to hold.
A tumbling of highways, tempest twirls,
She's weather clouds, a pure marvelous mold.
A tidal wave of expeditious sin;
She couldn't stop the cracking of her skin.
Saccharine lips, but salty on the tongue,
A mouth gone 'round the world and back again.
With bitter breaths, she filled her hungry lungs,
And gathered aging road maps in her hands.
They couldn't guide her to where she was from -
Home elusive, foreign in every land.
And she chased pavement, but could never win;
She couldn't stop the cracking of her skin.
The End of the TunnelThe End of the Tunnel8 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Should I awaken from this nightmare,
A smile would find me.
Lonesome is my winter,
Cold with no heat to spare.
My realm dispairs in the freezing wind,
And I am without shelter in my journey.
Until my eyes open to the sun,
Until my feet meet a warm grass.
The light at the end of the tunnel
Is nothing more than a painting