MatterIt is only a matter of timeMatter2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
until the stone lays down with the sheep
Rested firmly above the holes
where our eyes used to be.
It is only a matter of matter
until epitaph and eulogy diminish to dust
becomes the eternal home,
not where our souls used to be.
It is only a matter of fact
that our words will become reductionist, redundant,
the world will forget
where our words used to be.
Sonnet 3This smile has not been real for quite some time,Sonnet 32 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
But this shroud of sadness has been lifted.
The breaking of one's heart should be a crime.
The reason behind my smile has shifted.
The pain a person can cause is shocking,
I used to think mine was unbearable.
Others' happiness seemed to be mocking
no previous pain was comparable
Time seemed to be my only remedy
Days, weeks, months, and years have all passed me by.
I met a friend, you, that all do envy.
That day I was healed, the day you said "hi"
I am feeling better, it must be true,
the happiness I have is thanks to you.
It Is (Depression)It is a shroud of black velvet.It Is (Depression)2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
It is the violent ocean in the dead of night.
It is the monster in the shadows; the Vashta Nerada.
It is the final crash of symbols in Carmina Burana.
It is impossible to lift.
it is impossible to breathe.
It is impossible to see.
It is the only thing that can be heard.
It is why the stars disappear at night.
It is why every light drifts by without stopping.
It is why the gnawing starts and never ceases.
It is why nothing else matters in the end.
It is my disease.
It is my disability.
It is my misfortune.
It is my death sentence.
ComplicateToo often in our livesComplicate3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
We complicate things,
Cluttering our minds and hearts
With useless worries and fears.
Instead of drinking in the Summer sun
Or becoming mesmerized by your coffee,
You worry about getting sunburnt
And consuming too much caffeine.
We forget to take pleasure
In a simple hello and goodbye;
A smile shared, an "I love you",
A hug given for no reason.
We analyse every look and smile
Since each syllable means something;
Even a tiny thing such as an emoticon
Has a deeper meaning these days.
A simple "how are you" or "why"
Can be seen as offensive,
As too intrusive, as nosy,
Too demanding and suspicious.
Just talking to someone of the opposite gender
For more than a few minutes
Will have people automatically assuming
The two of you are in a relationship.
Instead of enjoying the music,
We criticize the lyrics, discuss the tune,
Making the song so technical,
Sucking it dry of any emotion.
Just sitting alone on your bed
Listening to "Florence and the Machine"
Is an effective
Only My ImaginationI can see you, your short brown hairOnly My Imagination2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
your big brown eyes
your smile that always gives me butterflies.
I can taste you, savory on my lips
tangy in my mouth
sweet on my tongue.
I can hear you, your calm breathing next to my ear
your steady heartbeat against my chest
your soothing voice.
I can feel you, warm against my skin
cool to the touch
burning with our joint passion.
I can smell you, your cool masculine musk
your fresh clean skin hair
your strong spiced deodorant
SomeoneI need someone who feels this way about meSomeone3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Someone who will love me and won't leave
The man you were two years ago
The one I fell for
Might have been that guy
But he doesn't exist anymore
I've accepted the fact that I love someone who is not coming back
It's like loving a ghost
We used to know each other better than anyone else
Now we're strangers
Maybe this is the real you
Maybe you have no idea who you are
This could be the real me
And I'm okay with that
I don't feel crazy anymore
Honestly, I'm probably better off without you
I'm still working on believing that
I still miss you everyday
And I know that you don't miss me
I need someone who will stick with me
Through all the difficult moments
Who has seen me at my worst
And still decides to stay
I need someone to save me
I am still that little girlI am not that little girl anymoreI am still that little girl2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
That lonely little girl who used to hide behind the trees
Hiding from the words that the other girls called after her
Hiding from the pain that they caused
I am not that little girl anymore
That scared little girl who hid in the closet for hours
Hiding, not from the actions, but from the lack of them
Hiding from the feeling of being not good enough for her daddy
I am not that child anymore
That bright little child who used to hide how she felt,
Who knew what would happen if she didn't
Hiding the anger and confusion, hiding her disbelief
Hiding herself, so that her grandparents wouldn't brush by her
I am not that little girl anymore
The words always found her
The inaction spoke louder than words
The disbelief came out
I am not that little girl anymore
I can't hide now, you can't stay behind trees forever
I still feel like I'm not good enough,
Actions, or the lack thereof, always speak louder than words
I'm still scared, but who wouldn't be?
You Are GoneYou smile but it's only a picture.You Are Gone3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
You laugh but it's only in my memory.
You kiss me but it's only a forgotten possibility.
You hold me in waking and sleep, but it's only a dream left behind.
Do you remember the day we met?
Do you remember the jokes we used to make?
Do you remember when I cried and you kissed me?
Do you remember when I fell asleep in your arms?
Sometimes I look at your picture and I cry.
Sometimes I relive our dates in my head.
Sometimes I think of all the possibilities we had together.
Sometimes I dream that you're still here with me.
But you don't smile at me anymore.
But you and I don't talk, let alone laugh.
But you will never kiss me again.
But you will never hold me like you once did.
I Need You To KnowStop.I Need You To Know2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I need you to stop what you're doing
And listen to me for a second.
I need you to understand my words
Even though they fall carelessly from my lips.
It will only take a few minutes, I promise.
I need you to know that I love you,
And that I always have.
I cared for you more than myself.
Nothing else matter as long as
You were there to comfort me,
And I thank you for that.
I think you should know that when I
Woke up this morning my first thoughts
Were of you, as they are every morning.
I wanted to know how you felt,
If you were okay,
If you were thinking of me…
Now for the hard part:
I need you to know that I don't want this.
Because it completely blindsided me.
I was suddenly picked up out of this universe
And thrown into another.
And now I am constantly needing a reminder of how to breathe.
I did not ask for this.
I could have picked someone better;
Someone who would wrap their arms
Around my waist and mean it when
They say that everything is okay,
But I didn't. I didn't choose.
My Darkest HourMy Darkest Hour2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
My Darkest Hour
I've become lost
In my sundered reflection
I've finally crossed
The line of desperation
I sense something sinister
Something that is beyond cruel
My tears seem to hinder
Ready to break down soon
The darkness is always waiting
To rule / To conquer
To swallow / To devour
To return / To overpower
The shadows are always lurking
As I cry / As I weep
As I beg / As I plead
As I fall / As I grieve
The blinding fear is consuming
My anxiety-infected veins pour
I'm beyond weak
I don't want to be afraid anymore
Let me bleed
This is the only way out
A perfect exit for a coward
No longer am I bound
I couldn't survive my darkest hour
I Quit...I am done.I Quit...2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I've given up.
I am tired of trying,
tired of crying and
tired of people like You...
In all my miserable life,
people have kicked me,
treated me like dirt...
Only a few have gained my trust and my heart.
But then soon they too stabbed me in the back,
twisting it to the hilt, opening up old wounds...
To watch me bleed out slowly in agony,
their stained hands still holding the blade,
as my blood drips to the cold hard cracked floor...
Each time with the most wicked of smiles,
as if their joy is to torment and upset me.
To make me suffer and hurt more than the last...
Each one had known the pain I harbored,
from past failed relationships with no love.
Each promised to treat me better, to be different...
But in the end they were just as bad,
as the ones that came before them
and some times even much worse...
They used and abused me.
Kept me around as a rebound
and then tossed me away like trash...
To ignore me completely,
never to speak to me again,
The Dating GameMy hands are sweating, my stomach churnsThe Dating Game2 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
My breathing increases in pace
The insecure feeling returns
I'm in a state that's far from grace
I really shouldn't be so nervous
But I'm running out of time
Why do we do this to ourselves?
Don't think like that, it will be fine
And now I'm standing in the middle of the room
Checking on makeup that we're brainwashed to consume
Remembering those magazines that tell you that your life's a competition
That we're all fighting for someone to fight for
You better watch your back
You're a piece of meat and the dogs want more
It's time to face the fact
That you're a piece of meat and the dogs want more
They're always hungry
They bite the hand that feeds them
So why do you still provide?
My smile is empty, my voice is sad
Although I wear this mask on my face
Trying to find what I once had
From opportunities I embrace
I really shouldn't be so upset
But I'm running out of time,
My love and trust
And now I'm standing in the mi
EndAlthough none of them had aged a single day, deep in their code, all the characters at Litwak’s Family Center knew that they were very, very old. For the past seventy years, they had been working day after day to keep children and adults alike entertained, and for most, that was a record to be proud of.End2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Their only collective regret was that it was all finally coming to an end, for the original Litwak’s son had decided to sell the building and recycle the last few games that were his father’s legacy.
“Tamora,” Felix said softly, his voice gentle as he tried to coax her from her sleep. For a minute, when no answer was given, when she remained quiet and still, he was tempted to allow her to sleep, to spare her the fate that they all knew was coming. This thought was quickly tossed away a moment later, for he knew well enough by now that if he tried to pull something like that, she would never forgive him.
He never would have forgiven himself if he had tried t
Your Heart In My HandsYou said you haveYour Heart In My Hands2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Given me your whole heart.
I don't believe you
Even if I was 100%
Sure that what you wrote
In all those love notes
was true, I'd feel guilty.
Unlike what you said
I can't give you my heart.
At least not my whole heart.
Is it selfish that I've kept a part to protect?
If you're telling the truth
And your heart is truly in my hands
Then I look forward to our future.
I hope you understand that I have trust issues,
I will never be able to
give anyone my whole heart.
Not unless they do something incredible.
Not until we die together.
I'll die alone though.
I know I will.
I'll die unhappy.
I won't get my
Not if you're with someone else.
As long as you're happy I guess...
But don't you ever leave me.
You're in too deep.
You've said too much
and I'm close to believing you.
I think I'll always
I'll love you in a way that
Only we understand.
The SameYou're like him.The Same3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Not in the way you dress though.
You're like him.
Why Did You Have To Say Hello?I really, really wish I hadn’t looked into those eyes.Why Did You Have To Say Hello?2 years ago in Emotional More Like This
Or seen that smile, or those fingers twisting around a wooden pencil, or even heard that voice.
I wish I hadn’t met you.
Because now I can’t forget you.
Your words roam about my mind. You’re a poet, a dreamer, a visionary like me. By all the world’s logic, I shouldn’t be feeling this way. I should hate you. I should despise you with all the passion hidden behind these long sweater sleeves and square-rimmed glasses.
But I don’t.
For some, random, goddamned reason, I don’t.
And I know it would never work out. I see the way you look at her, like she’s perfection, like she’s a God-sent angel. And she is. She’s lovely, with porcelain skin and blue eyes, like yours.
And she’s not me.
You two would work well together. She could handle your touch of narcissism, and you’d give her the attention she deserves. She’s brilliant, and friendly, and beautiful. I wa
glass.He said, she was made of glass.glass.2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Beautiful. Delicate. Fragile.
Eyes flutter to a close and she lets those whispers,
Syllables rush and wash over her,
As the built in multitude,
Echoes of waves overlapping in a glass bottle,
One on the verge of overflowing already.
Help. I'm drowning.
She remembers Mother's glass figurines,
Poised, elegant, ready to waltz into her nightmares,
"Beautiful, aren't they?"
Because they dazzled with the colors of her Mother's tears,
Glass blown from the essence of broken dreams,
Shed when she thought that the darkness of the night
Blinded others from sight.
Yes Mother, yes.
He told her, of glass snowglobes,
"You're like them," he would say,
And somehow it was no compliment
To be compared to the wonders
She spent hours gazing at on lazy afternoons.
"You store everything inside,
A universe of your own,
And you don't let anything escape.
You don't let anyone in."
How? But how?
So she remembers her sister's, Allie's, glob
LostScreamingLost2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
You Amuse MeHow do you amuse me?You Amuse Me3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Simply by being here.
For some reason,
I can't help but smile.
I can't help but enjoy myself when you're around.
I'm smiling again...
You say things that bring out my buried laughter,
You say things that patch up my scarred heart a little bit each day
How do you amuse me?
Simply being here,
And for some reason,
Laughter truly is the cure
So yes, you amuse me,
And please, please don't ever stop
We AreWe areWe Are3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
How are we supposed to know?
What can we even know?
What can we know about love?
How are we supposed to know
How we feel?
How to act?
How to be?
Who says that we just know what even the
Adults do not?
We are sixteen.
How do we know love?
How can we say we are in love when
We are only teenagers?
How can we know that nothing will change when
We are so young?
How can we know that we are
Meant to be
When we have only surpassed the age of a
Do mere children
Need each other?
How are we supposed to know any of this?
We are only sixteen.
We cannot know love.
We cannot know longing.
We cannot know true feelings.
We cannot know true sorrow.
If we say we do
Are we not just another teenage couple?
Are we not just like them saying that
We love each other?
So how can we know if
We are only sixteen?
We cannot know any of this.
So stop telling me that
SorryIt doesn't matter if I've kissed anyoneSorry4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Since you've been gone.
And I haven't,
I meant it when I said I wanted
Your lips to be the last ones
Maybe I'm only missing you enough
To make my heart sink.
And I want to be held in arms
That care because I don't
Remember what it feels like.
But I do remember the feeling
Of your hand in mine as we
Fell asleep together.
And I just want you to talk to me.
I want you to smile because of
Something I said, but maybe that's
Too selfish of me.
I was always that way.
I don't know how to live,
There's really no point
When I keep dying every day.
But my lungs keep taking in
The air and I breathe.
ChangeChange3 years ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
Nothing is permanent
Sooner or later
Everything youre looking at at this very moment
Will have gone through a major transformation
What used to look like home to you
Might be your new prison
And where you before felt trapped
Will invite you in, with open hands and a smile
People whom used to be your worst enemy
Will end up being your best friend
The fashion will change from short to long and back to short again
You have to dye your hair black
And then blonde
And then Black again
The people whom you thought would go to the morgue with you
Will most likely have left you long ago
Your best friend is sharing his or her secrets with someone else
Your old lover
Have given his heart to someone else as well
Anything you´ve erver had
Will most likely be in the hands of another
The only constant thing in life
Together, Forever!If we were to become friends, how would it feel?Together, Forever!3 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Would you act good or would you act heel?
Don't stab me in the back and betray me, please,
It will not cure your heart that's begging for ease.
Friends stay by each other at all costs,
Even if you're desperate and lost,
Lost without any concern whatsoever,
You will always be mine forever.
Open up your eyes, see what's true,
Keeping your eyes closed, you won't have a clue,
That I will always be here for you, my friend,
We're partners until the tragic end.
Don't envy me; don't be jealous,
Because we're both in this, the two of us.
A future without fear, no panic,
Even through the tough times, the tragic.
My hand on your shoulder forms a bond,
A bond that will last forever, even if we're both gone,
Heaven will await us, Jesus taking our hands,
Leading us to the promised land.
We won't live in a world filled with grief,
Both of us made it here, because of our belief.
Eternally happy and without any worries,
Forever together with no enemies.
Please....Just....Look At Me NowThis feeling in my heart thickens and festers,Please....Just....Look At Me Now3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
An old wound, aggravated by time and fear,
Doubt, and hopelessness
All I need is to hear your words again,
They were once the only ones that could comfort me
Now, it's like I'm the hopeful child waiting for a miracle
Why have you abandoned me so
What reason will you claim, if you ever take notice again
But I am afraid.
I am afraid of myself
Because I know the longer I am confused,
The longer I am lost, broken, abandoned, forgotten,
The more resentful my blood becomes .
And the wound becomes infected with all the doubts,
All the worrying, the panicking, the stress
And I don't know what to do .
Are you telling me to let my heart release you?
You just don't know, do you?
You just don't know