lokiThe boy with the bright eyesloki3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
The boy who tricks, the boy who lies
The boy that runs with fire, dancing
The boy who runs from danger, prancing
Despite his graceful, flying steps
Despite the company he kept
Despite all of his family ties
There's a reason why he lies
SilenceAll I want is the words from your lips,Silence2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
though I don't know how they'll come out.
Will you scream and shout,
or whisper in my ear.
I want to know,
I need to know.
Are the feelings returned.
Or will I be scorned from the words.
falling so fast.
Will you save me,
or leave me in the past.
The silence goes on,
and I have my answer.
I see it in your eyes,
the way your lips quiver,
afraid to tell me.
But I already know.
The answer is no.
I stop falling, I've hit the ground.
No longer can I hear her voice,
no longer can I hear her sound.
When I Don't AwakeThere will be a day,When I Don't Awake3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
When I don't open my eyes.
I will be laying in that very spot,
What once was an innocent being,
with no intension of harm at all,
Will lay there.
Breathing steadily, trying to stay strong,
But slowly slipping away from your reach.
The tears roll down my cheek,
As I take my last breath, eyes closing,
Never to open again.
I feel your pain and sorrow as I vanish,
But make sure that you remember,
That there will be a day,
When you don't awake.
And your eyes stay shut,
My Perfect MistakeAs he drew,My Perfect Mistake3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
His pencil slipped,
Leaving an undesired mark upon his canvas.
Erasing leaves shadows,
And the mark he left was far too heavy.
He began to think to himself.
Something familiar was there,
Something he simply could not shake.
He had seen this before,
He had seen it and forgotten.
This particular memory was destined to be lost forever,
Forever lost in the depths of his mind.
He then started to think deeper.
How many "mistakes" were thrown away?
There was something quite incredible here,
And he was seconds from tossing it aside forever.
Fate had given him another chance
To reclaim this gem that had been tossed carelessly aside.
The more he thought,
The more he resented the idea of mistakes.
Are not mistakes just untapped potential?
If not all mistakes,
Are not some at the very least a learning experience?
Would an expecting mother deny her child simply because it was not planned?
Is that child simply an inconvenience without the potential to do amazing things?
This slip of the
I'm Honestly OkayI'm fine.I'm Honestly Okay3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I'm always fine.
I'm sorry if I am acting odd,
But honestly, I'm fine.
She looks away when you catch her eye,
Asks you how you are,
Even though you have just asked the same...
Does this not seem strange?
She acts like being fine,
Is all part of the job description,
She bottles it up inside,
I wonder what she hides.
She sits down and listens to your problems,
Listens and thinks intently,
But have you not seen that far off look in her eyes,
That appears every once in a while?
It never stays for long,
Pops in then straight back out,
Sometimes she has to shake herself,
To bring her thoughts back to reality.
Do you ever notice,
How she never says whats truly on her mind?
Does it worry you?
Keep you up at night?
Her skirt it twirls,
In the midnight sun,
As she spins around,
Never letting you see what she holds.
When you get an honest answer,
When she can look you in the eye,
When you ask how are you,
And do not recieve a lie.
Only then will you truly know her,
Screamed her pain.I'm tired and I'm a basket case of pity.Screamed her pain.3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Don't look at me.
Don't talk at me.
You can't see me.
I want to close my eyes and invade in my inner city.
Don't dare wake me.
Please hold onto me…
No… you can't see me.
Yes you do see me…
I'm so blind that I'm chaotic.
Wake me! Embrace me! Please!
Can you really see me?
I do want to go to bed.
I'm so weary…
Hold me please…
You can't see me…
Don't mock me…
Please help me…
I won't be able to speak of logic.
I am emotional.
I can't feel me.
I can't hear me.
Look at me…
Don't fret, and just hold me.
Please… even though… we can't see me.
My secretLet me tell you a secretMy secret3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
So listen carefully...
if you take my hand
but let me lead
If you would just trust me
when I say I'm not like them
If you show me mercy
by wiping the tears of my cheeks when I'm sad
If you let me feel home, safe and protected
just hug me tight and never let go
If you would just have faith in me
Then I promise you one thing
I promise you will never ever have to be alone again
I promise you that love...
Self Deception"Would you destroy something perfect, in order to make it beautiful?" - Gerard WaySelf Deception3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I would, I did,
I once was perfect but now am detroyed!
I realize I was used and abused,
And treated as toy!
I feel worthless now...
Because I can't figure out life!
So I consider stabbing myself,
With the silent blade of a raging knife!
GhostThe dream shatters around meGhost3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Like a broken mirror.
Looking at the wreckage,
My reflection unrecognizable.
A broken image.
A broken heart.
I'm cut by the shards
As I try to piece it back together.
My blood sprinkles the surface
Like a red rain.
The mirror is whole again.
What's left of the dream.
I look at my reflection,
And tears finally begin to fall.
NoNo, I am not okayNo3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
No, I will not be okay
Nothing you can say
Will make this pain go away
No, I am not fine
No, I will not be fine
Maybe this is all just a sign
That for him I should not pine
No, I am not all right
No, I will not be all right
I cannot sleep at night
For my regrets are in my mind's sight
Yes, this will take time
Yes, lots of time
All I want is one last stime
To convince myself he's not slime
HollowI'm hollowed to the marrowHollow3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Torn apart by this constant wind of emptiness,
My eyes seeking for the answer of a better tomorrow,
The malevolence of a disapearing bliss
Gripping the infinity of a starless night
Lost in a sphere of never ending torments
Riving the scale of an excruciating moroseness.
Struggle and despair you carry
Euphoria and passion you exult,
While I can share nothing but a gap
Attached to a breeze
Falling into nothingness
Fatigued by the time flowing
Hollowed to the marrow
Hear You SayI just want to hear you sayHear You Say3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
That you don't know what you'd do without me
It doesn't have to be every day
But just enough to make me see
I just want to hear you say
That you miss me sometimes
Maybe turn my skies from grey
And get me through these hard times
I just want to hear you say
That you'll never forget
When our paths went the same way
But I guess nothing is set
This Is How We Get ByWhy do we hurt ourselves so much?This Is How We Get By3 years ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
I destroy myself with thoughts, you mark yourself with cuts.
And there are so many reasons,
But no one seems to listen.
So we laugh,
And we count the reasons why.
We all have our own way of getting by.
Sometimes life is such a struggle,
We rarely get left alone, but we're still such lonely people.
And we're addicted to our own sadness;
Pain is the new happiness.
So we get drunk,
We get stoned,
And we build ourselves new homes.
We all have our own way of feeling grown.
No matter how hard you push me away,
I'll keep holding on tighter, and I hope you do the same.
'Cause I know life can be hard,
When we still don't know who we are.
So we give in,
We don't complain,
And we try to live each day.
We all have our own way of being okay.
REDIn red markerRED3 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Love is scrolled across your wrist
Today you exclaim how you will do anything you can to
Today I stand atop the edge of a chair recalling your words...
You have nothing to loose
No one will miss you...
I pull my face through the noose, it scrapes my face and passes
Salty tears drench my scratches, replicating the pain I've felt my whole life
With the swift jab of my foot the chair falls
I only feel the tug at my throat for a quick moment, then
Just yesterday you carved
on my soul
Today you wrote love on your arms
Satisfaction Not GuaranteedI'm sorry I couldn't be perfectSatisfaction Not Guaranteed3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I'm sorry you aren't satisfied
I'm sorry this cavernous hole in my skin
Isn't enough to prove that I tried
ThoughtsI'm so sick of not being perfectThoughts3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I'm sick of hurting people
I'm tired of doing nothing right
I'm tired of holding back
Let me scream
Let me lash out
Let me show you the other side of me
And try telling me you still know me
Everything confined inside
It builds until I almost burst
My eyes grow heavy
My fingers claw at my arms
Tear out my hair
Twitch for the blade
I hold back
But I can only hold so much
Then I do it again
I screw up
And I fall again
Self-loathing is almost a comfort
I often wonder why
Why am I this way
Why am I messed up
Answers won't be found
I'm sick of hating myself
I'm sick of hiding it too
I'm just tired of the pain
I'm tired of taking it out on myself
Let me hide in the dark
Let me face it once again
Only through self-destruction
Can I build the true me
I wish I wasn't this way
I wish I knew how to stop it
But it's there
I only hope you still accept me
I find comfort in one
Who's eyes aren't blind through my self-hatred
Calm.I am calm.Calm.3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Not calm like a yoga instructor
Not calm like a lonely coroner in the morgue.
Not calm like a doctor telling someone they have an STD
Calm like the ocean on a cool summer night
Calm like a pilot flying his flight
Calm like a sociopath disposing of the remains.
Calm like an actor, acting this way.
Calm enough to burst into tears.
Quiet enough so no one will hear.
Weary enough, but I still never fear.
Never fear anything, ever, at all.
Never show emotion, so I'll never fall.
Calm like the air right after a storm.
Calm like the sound of an empty dorm.
Calm like a person, not alive anymore.
So very calm.
UnexpectedlySays he died in his roomUnexpectedly3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Can't help but wonder
Death should have been
You, Just YouYou ..you make me think of,You, Just You3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Soothing lavender-colored cloth,
Twinkling indigo, midnight skies,
The first taste of autumn in a warmed coffee cup,
Hazel scented steam twisting everywhere
Fiery eyes of gold and dreams of silver hair,
A glinting smile, a smirk .
The softest touch,
And inked vines coiled across softer skin,
Sleeping lilies and koi fish across bronze tinted plates,
And the comforting hand, the reassuring gesture,
For fear of metallic insanity .
Peeking from behind silver scales,
Towering above like sharpened swords,
Smiling to myself,
I watch your careful eye,
The weight of your shoulder against mine,
That determined smirk, again,
And a new look of awe.
Have I brought that smile to your lips, my friend?
Am I the one that brought that beautiful treasure forth?
I follow, step around, and raise my eyes,
Looking away, I feel your steady hand on my back, once more .
Something tugs at my spirit,
And a shiver on my porcelain skin,
Please tell me I'm the on
My Label/ Hi, My Name Is...Sometimes I think I need to wear a label,My Label/ Hi, My Name Is...3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
That will tell you what is wrong with me
"Hi, My Name Is:
Easily loving, falls to quickly, doesn't know when to stop, tries her best but can't succeed, and only wants to hold someone's hand to feel that hand on her shoulder when she cries "
The ink would be smudged across as if written in haste, a couple letters bolded in spots as if trying to fix a mistake So many mistakes
The edges would be peeling as if to forget I ever existed all together
Sometimes, I think I need to wear a warning
So you will know ahead of time that I'm too broken to repair too lost to be found too hurt to heal and pretend to smile, often .
So that when you don't like what you read, I can just tear it away, and write another
But no matter what I try, my name is always the same .
Clichei. true loveCliche3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
& you were that one famous line
of a love poem 1863 sonnet
scripted down your spine, verses
of sternum & shuddering heartbeat.
i remember the sheets twisted blue
as the eventide, your eyes like thelassia,
that species of ocean grass. we swayed
to the music of galaxies colliding.
our song was the day the tides
finally curled round the moon's face.
eventides, thelassia eyes, moon
great and heavy as that one lucky coin
that refused to land, to grant a wish
or let luck decide for us. there were
star crabs scuttling under your
oragami skin. & i never realized
all the ways that you folded
until the doctor came back &
you folded into yourself,
please don't tell me it was disease.
please don't mention the fact
that there was a constellation
blossoming underneath your skin
as if it excuses the metaphor
of your candle-eyes dimming.
i was there for the treatment.
you weren't, rag-doll girl. you
hung limp as wet clot
Love is Just a Word Until Someone Comes Along...Lay awake, I'm robbed of sleepLove is Just a Word Until Someone Comes Along...3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I hear the raindrops tap the street
Forgetting all I've fallen for, I can't go on
I can't be more
Hidden behind tapestries
Adorned with painful memories
Slowly realize what you've done, I've lost it all
I've come undone
A fallen angel at your feet
A broken mess at your mercy
Heartless in my time of need, you walked away
You watched me bleed
Holding out for fate unknown
A missing piece, an empty home
Living life with no one there, I know I'm lost
But I don't care
Within the boundaries of myself
Crying out for someone's help
Wishing for, with all my heart
They'll stop the pain and light the dark
A fallen angel at my feet
Broken, shattered just like me
I take her hand and grip it tight
We'll last forever in the light
Long wished loveLong wished loveLong wished love3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Sometimes I feel dizzy from flying too high,
Sick from driving too fast without being in a car
Sometimes I feel you like an overdose
Spinning around wild loose
I've been waiting for so long
I've been dreaming you so strong
Those words in your mouth
My heart to the south
Sometimes it gets so close to heaven
But so far at the same time
Your love fighting your fears keeping you on the line
Just where I stand frozen
Oh I'd certainly fight for you
If you weren't the enemy
But it just seems destiny decided for me
You'd be the one holding the key
Our long wished story is on ice
My blood's boiling
From being put aside
Won't you ever see that I'm burning
Won't you let the phoenix come back to life