Job Well DoneHe sat there in the crowded hallway -- of which you took no notice
Slowly taking his crayon, pens, lined paper -- you looked at your watch
He, all of 10, disappears writing his work -- too busy as you wander
Laying on the floor he writes it slowly -- not paying attention
He sits there in the hallway holding the sign -- the train is late
"It's Sometimes Pointless" it says, coffee stains -- you stop and stare
There is a crowd forming slowly, he looks straight ahead -- what is he doing?
He holds it with two small fingers, blank look cast -- you squint
It was then they started, carrying on about the sign -- they got angry
How it was not this nor that, prettily done, message wrong -- letters of protest
The security guards asked him to move on, after complaints -- noisy they were
Where was his parents, what was he doing there - looks of disgust
He just disappeared off, leaving his sign
Tossing in the streets blowing loudly
And the commuters returned to their trains
Smiling at a job well d
A Day -- of Weatheri think it was just that one day -- i cannot remember the weatherA Day -- of Weather2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
it was a day i would never forget -- it was probably sunshine and hot
it was the day, when i lost my faith in you -- it was summer after all
when my heart was destroyed, i sat there and heard -- mid summer, to be precise
that, in my time of agony, my time of destruction -- the winter was yet to come
you were too busy, to answer my call, too much to do -- leaves about to fall
i stood alone again, not sure of what to do -- there was chance of rain
and my heart broke...slowly as I hung up the call -- clouds dark
if only I knew the troubles to come - tear drops started like rain
Insert Word HereThis is like horrorInsert Word Here8 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
As I balance, teetering
On the edge of oblivion
At the chasm
Seeing no end below
And I look forward at the
In the distance
And know I cannot turn
Around to see
Where you are
Fear of falling
Without you there
And all I want to
tell you is....
LucyLucyLucy2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I watched her die
For two years
Knowing -- knowing
That it was cancer
I was told
Two years ago
She has watched me
Grow and learn
Happy to see me
A smile on her face
We tried surgery
Finally in the end
We tried no more
And let her die
In my arms.
She has been my companion
For 12 years
Just been there
She was my loving dog, who cared for me.
Lucy RIP 8/1/2013
The Ending - Four Word PoemItThe Ending - Four Word Poem2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Six word StoriesMy Mr Whippy VanSix word Stories2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Smiles, happiness, chocolate -
flake on top
She fell, head first into flowers
My last fantasy job
Serving her majesty, not all fun
Prelude to death
Angels saying "You're not ready yet"
Standing on the rim, time backwards
Wonderland, its normal to taste sounds
Angel in the Emergency Room
With a number saying "times up"
She ran across the field, naked
Held hands, as she faded away
I've heard them
Dogs speak, if you listen enough
Hell's the deep end, come visit
The Fading Sunlight
The dogs barked, as hell walked
Six Word Stories - Life, LoveNaturalSix Word Stories - Life, Love2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
The rainbow dripped colours of happiness
The newspaper read, folded away, gone
The suitcase packed to the brim
Her hair tore out in bits
Dances slowly across the spiders web
Nowhere to go, a lonely road
Cold snow, dry ice, black curve
Love, Happiness, Sorrow, Peace, Education, Change
The Camping Man
He had never seen the internet
On her death
He reached for a strand hair
Sign a death certificate for two
My head is on backwards, happily
Sound sweet -- to those in love
Lost love Songs
My heart bleeds, turn it off
Sent shivers down my inner soul
Held hands, as she faded away
My dogs death
I felt her soul, disappear away
Being busy -- puts off the agony
Lost love questions
Asking people, who have no answers
The Brady Bunch Magic
Lied to us, it wasn't true
Truth in Her SmileShe smiled at you, as she held out her hand -- What is this about?Truth in Her Smile2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
She said she cared, stepping forward -- I am suspicious
She made a dish for you, with a heart on it -- Is something wrong?
She said, so quietly, she would cook dinner -- Would it be poison?
Finally, she said in not so many words, I love you -- Does she really?
Making her smile, reach her eyes for truth -- This is shocking.
It was then, that you disappeared, quietly -- I must run
Dismissing love, because you did not have it -- Inside of you.
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
3:00 AM ConfessionsEvery time I think about it3:00 AM Confessions1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Vicious thoughts flood my mind
Every day that is spent alone
Reminds me of what I once had
You don't talk to me anymore
The rumours you spread show that you no longer care
Hurt me with threats and insults
Inflict loneliness on me
Go about with your own life
Hide the truth about us
Understand that we are different people now
Remember the bad times and forget the good
Tell yourself I don't matter anymore
Say goodbye forever
What was there to destroy?I am a hollow beingWhat was there to destroy?2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
With a beating heart
I am stuck in a hollow world
Lifeless bodies surround me
I am screaming out
Weary eyes, raw throat
I am standing behind you
Ignored every second
I am looking in the mirror
Realize I've destroyed myself
But then again, what was there to destroy...?
Partial EclipseIt was the moon in partial eclipse, a breath of clouds in the windPartial Eclipse2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
It was but a mystery, unsolvable, a slight look at God over your shoulder
It was but a secret, it was but a tear, when, the fantasy disappeared
You saw it, in all its glory, and disappeared...out the door
And as I packed up, quickly, I felt the loss, two losses in a day
And walked out to a world
-- that knew me.
The Cats BellThe Cats BellThe Cats Bell1 year ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
It's the smile of internal happiness
The cat lays on the bed
The fighting is almost over
As he rolls through, playing dead
And there he is purring
And the second cat, turns about
They start there playing chasey
The purr turns into an almighty shout
And they both just disappear
To the corner of the room
Licking their scars of silence
It's a cat's sudden and awful doom
It's a fight that continues on
One looking, and claws stuck out
Until finally in the open
There is one almighty shrill shout
And there I introduce
A little tiny toy
A bell out there hiding
That they chase around like a little boy
They both quickly forget
And off they take for fun
Chasing around the garden
The bell, glistening in the sun
And now as I see
A few months down the track
They are busily preening each other
Friends, preening and purring back
What made the bell so special
That stopped their fighting so
I just sit there slowly disappearing
As I hear the rain on the roof slowly go
I just walked over
A Child's LifeIt was like being trapped -A Child's Life1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
In a dungeon with no escape
Though there was no walls,
No bars, no dark lit room
There was just the twinkling of his eyes
AliceAlice2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
She ran and she ran
From the forest
Being chased and harrassed
Screamed at, the fox getting closer
The pounding of her heart
Not knowing what was coming
The darkness unable to control
The panting of its breath
The screaming in her mind
The high pitched squeal of the wind
The darkness, the darkness
Fear, Fear, Fear
Screaming beyond imagining
-- He declared to me -- fullstop
Alice in Wonderland
Was always something I enjoyed
As I sit there and make pictures
Remembering the fear
But slowly painting butterflies
Looking at a spider and seeing
The wind blow the web
Wondering, why I want to return to the
He Made Me SmileHe was like a large teddy bear, all wrapped up in Christmas paper for you. Just when you thought no one cared in the world – there he appeared bounding happy and caring, a gentleman to you.He Made Me Smile2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
And he sat there and said such wonderful things - how smart you were and "hey look at this" and you could almost guess what his family makeup was. He had a brother for sure, but no sisters. You could tell by his confidence and his smile that it was internally happy. Just everything about him was happiness and deep caring. And you deeply cared back.
You could get lost in his ways – how he worried about you and cared for you and wanted to be there for you in your dire moments.
And you sat there and whispered to him things that you should not really say, softly into his ear, because hey – you had both come from the same background anyway.
20 years of the same stuff it seemed, and jointly between you was a smile and a deep caring that only you two would know.
And you knew instantly, ev
Regardless of What Fairy Tales SayLove is not always a bed of roses, regardless of what fairy tales say.Regardless of What Fairy Tales Say1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Or so I said to myself, as I stand on the shore.
Behind me, you, in front of me, me, bleak, rising above
-- You ignored me when I smiled
And so it seems as I step here, and look out to the beach shore
I see those parts of me rising, the parts of which, you took
Why did you not see me, as who I was, instead, leaving me cry alone, shaken, by the grass side
-- It took courage to tell you
It seems so long ago that we met, but it was not of my doing
You smiled and cared, seeming nice in your shirt
But all you did was walk away, walk away from the shore
No longer rainy days.
-- I did not get introduced to your friends
And so, as you made your decision, which made me leave
-- What fairy tales do I believe now, as I hope for your happiness.
They Killed BarbieShe sits thereThey Killed Barbie2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
And plays with
Her little barbie doll
And wraps it with
She looks out the window
She dances her Barbie
Doll in a ballerina style
Enjoying its twisting
Its' head backwards
She enjoys her music
As Barbie dances
Slowly to the latest
Song from the
He sits there and
Talks to the doctors
Offering help but
None to give
The attack left her
Scarred, hurt and
The men, were never caught
Statute of limitations passed
And now years later
As he remembers her smile
While he sits at the
With a Barbie
Stuck on the bonnet
Of his car.
One day.One day i'll be free,One day.2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Just you wait and see.
I need to get out,
And change how i feel.
But it is hard to scout,
Out which feelings are real.
One day i'll be free,
Just you wait and see.
I know i can do it,
I can escape from my head.
I'll be able to just sit,
And my heart won't feel like lead.
One day i'll be free,
Just you wait and see.
Just a while longer,
And then i'll be safe.
My soul will be stronger,
And it won't be too late.
StopStop telling me how I feel.Stop1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
For how are you supposed to know?
will shine through.
Stop telling me how to live.
You aren't my controller.
know what's best
let me live my life.
I'll be disappointed if I want to.
I will feel pain when I need to.
But I will love.
And that is something that never ends.
Trigger: MusicTo hear the musicTrigger: Music1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
To hear the sound
Is all it requires.
That voice, plays in your head.
No, not the singer's, his.
And you slip.
Memory after memory attack you
With barbed edges, slicing
Attacking your mind.
Tears stream, hands move
To find the blade
To make a cut.
A simple note
A well known voice
Can reduce you to this
What can I say?
FailureI've lost my dreamFailure1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
It's shattered, gone
I stand here with shards surrounding me
Dreams of a future
A career and happiness
and I'm left here
So once again,
I turn to the blade
to find it gone.
I thought I'd recovered
I was denied my hope
it laughs in my face
Death, is what I want.
FrozenCold tears fall from dark eyes.Frozen2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
A dull pain throbs in the emptiness inside.
My mind is numb, my body unresponsive.
Speech fails me.
Trapped in this shell i cannot move.
My breath glistens in the icy air.
Dead inside, lost in the world i created.
The place in my mind.
My perfect escape.
Now i'm trapped
Lost in the place between reality and imagination.
Too cold to care, to feel.
The pain nothing more than a reminder that i am alive.
That for now, i remain.
Dear LaniDear Lani,Dear Lani9 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
I am writing to you to tell you how... I am writing to you...
Do you know what you did?
I know you're there. Still trying to escape.
You took control for three years, Lani, did you know that?
You've left yourself behind, can't you see that?
I do. Whenever I wear a short sleeved t-shirt, or even shorts. The self concious behaviour I exhibit whenever I want to be touched, or loved, it's you. Not me. I want to be confident, have a relationship where I can be normal, but I can't. Because of you.
You're my paranoia, Lani.
You're there when I question myself. Question my feelings. I want to love him? Can't you see that? But whenever I say the words my throat encloses and I feel scared. Vulnerable. Even though he loves me too, and would never reject me. But why, Lani, do you make me feel the way I do?
Haven't you done enough?
You're my depression, Lani.
Whenever I feel down, sad, like a failure, you're quick to pick up the pace and d