Pounding Head And there was that pounding in his head again beating in his ears like a snare drum keeping the time for the army as lines of cadets marched in the rain, black leather boots crushing puddles to cobblestone and splashing water up like a miniature tsunami. A tsunami which would rise up and swell from the ocean, grabbing at the buildings and pulling them down greedily. Greedy the way the tax man ripped the poor man's home away, leaving him depressed and alone and beaten. Beaten the way the blond woman curled up on her bathroom floor with bruises on her face and arms was by her husband, the husband she can't leave because of some misguided and self-destructive sense of loyalty. Loyalty rooted in the confusion between love and terror, the loyalty felt by the boy who demands his kidnapper not be punished, and psychiatrists gravely announce has developed Stockholm syndrome, the way he falls asleep in her mother's arms, dreaming oPounding Head2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
WolvesThe Howl The NightWolves10 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Did Not Oppose
By Justin Borer
In the forest on this cold, misty, moonlit night.
Nature is calm and quiet with not a soul in sight.
The silence continues, nothing trying to fight.
Then moonlight shines through the trees.
The light continues to flow like a calm breeze.
Casting shadows upon the lonly leaves.
A branch snaps breaking the somber silence.
Something in the darkness moves showing its defiance.
The forest shifts reluctantly to this act of violence.
Through the shadow the moon helps soothe.
This figure has nothing to prove.
Steathy and strong it continued to move.
The figure emerged from the darkness to cast its own shadow.
Through its grey and black fur the wind does blow.
With its pointed ears every creature it does know.
The creature sat on the ground and looked at the starry sky.
He felt alone, that, no one could deny.
through its bluish-gray eyes it wondered why.
He looked up at the bright full moon.
He let out a howl and held its desperate tune.
I'm Going to Find Out - A short storyThirteen year old Emily Frank stood alone in her bedroom in darkness. The drapes were pulled closed over the window to block the night from looking in. A tear fell from her eye, rolled down her face and fell, fell, until it hit the carpet. She pulled out a letter from her pocket that she had written. She opened it, and read it. Immediately, she went to her desk and pulled out a pen, deciding she should write more. The pen waited over the paper but no words came from it. After a hesitation and a frustrated sigh, Emily put the pen down, re-folded the letter, and walked to her bed. It was perfectly made, which matched her perfectly clean room. Emily's childhood friends were neatly perched on her bed, watching her.I'm Going to Find Out - A short story2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"They'll never need to clean after me again." Emily whispered to them. She glanced from one stuffed animal to the other. They didn't respond.
"You know, I think you're the only ones who'll notice I'm gone." Her voice cracked with overwhelming sadness, and tears blurred her visio
Im Tired...im tired of being unlovedIm Tired...4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
im tired of being unwanted
im tired of being treated poorly
im tired of being lied to
im tired of being confused
im tired of being used
im tired of being in pain
im tired of being misunderstood
im tired of being unhelpful
im tired of being something im not
im tired of being lonely
im tired of smiling all of the time
im tired of this world of hate
im tired of mean people
im tired of cruel love
im tired of going through it all everyday
im tired of crying
im tired of being afraid
im tired of being pushed away
im tired of being like this
im tired of being awake
im tired of being alive
im tired of everything
im tired...so let me sleep and die
I Love.....I love her beautiful brown eyes.I Love.....4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I love her funny laugh.
I love how she smells.
I love her interests.
I love her.
I'm SorryI'm sorry I was such a choreI'm Sorry4 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I'm sorry I felt the need to explore
I'm sorry you trusted in me
I'm sorry I wasn't what you wanted me to be
I'm sorry I was wrong
I'm sorry it took me so damn long
I'm sorry you could never brag
I'm sorry you could only nag
I'm sorry I lied to your face
I'm sorry I couldn't fit in at that damn place
I'm sorry about my grades
I'm sorry about all those blades
I'm sorry I took advantage of you
I'm sorry my accomplishments are few
I'm sorry I was such a joke
I'm sorry I made you want to choke
I'm sorry I was never around
I'm sorry I could never be found
I'm sorry I didn't belong
I'm sorry had this prolonged
I'm sorry that it didn't show
But I was going through a lot you know
And nothing I've said to you is true
Because really, it was your fault too
So I'd say I'm sorry I got shot
But the truth is, I'm really not
Cause here I'm finally free
The one place I'm truly me
There's no need to wipe at tears you'll never shed
You've always known I'd be better
..I never wanted to hurt anyone..3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I don't want to, but I always
always end up meaning
way to much to them.
I warned you, didn't I?
I tried to tell you;
you'd only end up hurt.
nothing stays the same
everything has an end.
you're a fool, thinking this time would be
that I couldn't possibly hurt YOU
But darling darling
don't you don't you
DARE blame me.
it's not my fault.
ITS not MY fault.
So don't love me
don't need me.
You know,"You know, there's somebody up there."You know,5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
We were in school then, and sometimes we'd just spend the summer nights lying on his roof and looking up at the planets and stars until we fell asleep in each other's arms. We'd lie there and sometimes he'd say, "You know, there's somebody up there." You mean aliens, I'd ask, you know, with the green skin and the U.F.O.s and the phasers and whatever else. He'd say no, silly, he didn't mean aliens, he meant God, and he'd laugh, you know, but it must have hurt him, me not knowing God and all that. He always went to church and he never swore and he never got drunk with the other guys and we didn't have sex. I asked him why, and he said it was because he loved God. Did he love God more than he loved me, I asked, and he didn't hesitate for long before he said "Yes." But you know, I liked him that way. I liked that he didn't try to touch me or ask if he could see me naked like the other guys would say to their girlfriends. I loved that he loved God more
We call it...Burn my senses alive.We call it...4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Attack my nose with sulfur.
Kill my lungs as I as I fight not to breath you in,
Shut my eyes and let out shakes breathes,
I can smell death, and I'm wrapped in an endless sadness.
Cling around me like the night's air.
Take me somewhere else from here.
Cold, endless like space.
No stars explode into super nova here.
Light is not cast upon me, as I am alone here.
But where is here?
Here is the thick smoke, attempt to sufficoate me.
Here is the grim reaper holding out his hand, pulling me into oblivion.
Here is darkness like no other.
We call it...
Angelic mythswhen i was little, i always thought thatAngelic myths6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
you were supposed to shine
with light that came from some distant kingdom
that none has ever seen
they said you should have wings
snowy, white and feathered;
only the special ones may have more than two
offering protection within a downy shield
but I've grown up since that age of whispered stories
I've found that they were wrong
the light i see in you, glows brightly from inside
guiding me through this land of shadowed dark
not needing wings to lift me up,
always helping me to find my way back
to a smile. your kind words bring,
send, my ever falling heart into a world
I'm living like I'm dyingI am living like I am dyingI'm living like I'm dying7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I am laughing like I am crying
I am letting go, like I am still trying
I am okay like I am not fine
I realize its all in the past like a feeling it could have last,
I think I have moved on like there is nowhere I belong,
Ive forgotten the meaning of a kiss, like it meant the taste of your lips
I think of sunshine, but I imagine an eclipse.
I know life will bring more, like leaving me behind a closed door,
I'll survive every pain, like dying every night was not a fun game,
I stay awake in sleep, like I have more promises to keep.
I believed every word you said, like beautiful lies didn't exist.
Heartache is only imaginary, like I'm begging for a cure,
its not like you're never happy again, like I can recall the last time I was,
it hurts but its not the end of the world, like there is more to lose?
life is not just about 'love', like love is all there is to life.
Days Don't DieDays Dont DieDays Don't Die5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Ive heard others
comment about the dying day,
but I disagree.
How can it be dying,
when I still feel its warmth
touching the grass where I lay
and touching my entire being?
Eventually night will wrap me in its
but I fear not the dark
or its creatures.
My cautious steps have brought me this far.
To this place where I know
Where I stand
wondering if anyone will come along
and in kindness pause long enough.
Yet, I am not sad
because I believe
that one day I will meet someone
who will once again show me
that I am capable of
It is just that the journey is long
but what journey that has
Tales of old dont speak
of one day adventures
where the hero has instant success;
its all a process.
Its those who can withstand the process
that are the true heroes,
however, I dont believe
that my story will be one heroic
or for ages to come.
Few will know my name or tell my tale.
hear me...im screaminghear me...4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
so why cant you hear me
hear my silent screams
see my pleading eyes
feel these dry tears
why cant you sense my pain
my heart is broken
why cant you help me
you fail me
why do i put up with this
this piercing agony
this burning ache
this stabbing torture
why does no one help?!
My Sincerest ApologiesI'm sorry that I love youMy Sincerest Apologies7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I'm sorry that I care
I'm sorry I think you're beautiful
No matter what you wear
I'm sorry I'm not smart
I never claimed to be
I'm sorry that I'm not for you
It makes me sorry that I'm me
I'm sorry that when I'm around you
I find it hard to speak
I'm sorry that when you talk to me
My knees start to get weak
I'm sorry that I want to wake up
with your small hand clasped in mine
I want it so bad that it hurts inside
I'm sorry I pretend I'm fine
I'm sorry that I lie to you
when the truth is hard to take
I'm sorry I want to protect you
so your precious heart won't break
I'm sorry that you're the only one
that warms my broken heart
I'm sorry that when you're away from me
My world just falls apart
I'm sorry you don't love me
I'm sorry you can't see
that sometime in the future
you'll regret not having me
I'm sorry I wrote this poem for you
And I'm sorry its all true
But I mostly regret to say
that life means nothing without you
I Drew Your Face on the Wall I Drew your face on the wall,I Drew Your Face on the Wall7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Two Cold eyes..
Raised curly lashes..
A Roman nose..
A non-existent upper lip,
Long, slender neck..
.. dripped-dry hair clinging to your face.
The way you stared at me for hours,
It blew life back in me,
You were all quiet,
Were you too shy to say you missed me?
Maybe you were too ashamed to look me in the eye,
and say that you Love me?
Today, Ill make you listen,
Listen to what I say,
Ill hold your hand and take your breath away.
Ill run my fingers through your hair,
Ill make all your fears disappear.
Ill show you the curves in velvet,
DawnxCynthia- ConvincingCynthia held Dawns hand as they walked into her home. They walked upstairs and into her mother's room. Unfortunately though,she wasn't there. Dawn let out a long sigh. She walked Cynthia back to her room.DawnxCynthia- Convincing3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Cynthia sat on the floor beside Dawn's bed and Dawn sat on Cynthia's lap. Cynthia put her arms around Dawn and kissed her cheek.
The young blunette was deep in thought.
What would they do when her mother came back home? Obviously she wasn't going to make out with Cynthia in her home again and risk getting caught by her mother like last time. In frustration,Dawn buried her face in Cynthia's chest. Cynthia slowly petted Dawns head as an act of comfort.
"Everything will be fine," Cynthia reassuringly said.
"We can't be sure about that," Dawn mumbled.
"I'll have a talk with her."
"I'll try my best."
Cynthia sat on the living room couch,while Dawn stayed put in her room. Honestly,the Ch
No MoRe Tears, No MoRe SorroWNo MoRe TeaRs, No MoRe SoRRow..No MoRe Tears, No MoRe SorroW7 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
I wish my Life would end before tomorrow..
Who said I could live this life without you...
Even God knew without you I'd be grey morrow..
I didnt picture me to be the guy outside your window...
I didn't imagine you to be a girl who cried herself to sleep..
our world was so pure, so perfect
My heart and I have been talking about you...
How now I wish I should have stolen more seconds with you..
You were a part of me, you completed me..
you gave me strength to stand up tall and survive alone..
Now I am too weak and alone...
I don't shiver the coldest rain.. I stare the sun in vain..
I numb myself to pain .. I wish you'd come and make me whole again..
You were the answer to my prayers, the reward from heavens.
Now I am an ocean of sorrow, giving up tomorrow.
Goodbye from my heart and I, for we have decided, It's time to die.
There's a WorldThere's a world where we're still together,There's a World7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Where Love's enough for a reason - the only thing that matter,
The sun keep us shadow and the moon sings us lullaby,
where days long for love and the night exposes the shy.
There's a world where the seasons are happiness, longing, sex and fun,
The stars are heart-shaped, and the oceans embrace the sun,
there's poetry growing on the trees, its sweet rhyming words blowing in the breeze.
We Live in Cupid's castle in the land of Dove,
Its a place I call heaven, stolen from above
here love is the destiny and every road leads that way,
and if I die, I die in this journey I pray.
There's a place where we're still holding hands,
where your laughter in echoes in mountains, oceans and sands,
where lovers walk on water and fly to the skies,
and time's measured in hearbeats and sighs.
I wake up with my arm around you,
We break the silence without making a sound,
Love is only a FeelingLove is only a feeling Ive been told.Love is only a Feeling7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
It means the world to me, I hold.
Its a bubble which floats in Paradise,
Its a constant high which gives most drugs a surprise
Love is a façade of lust Ive been told,
Love is the bond of soul-mates, I hold.
Its a discovery of self in a love-life,
Its a one way trip to paradise.
Love is madness, Ive been told.
Sanity is over-rated, I hold.
Jack o'lanternJack o'lantern2 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
tiny orange kitten
smells of autumn splendor, sweet
Jack o'lantern secrets.
Girl with Brown EyesYou are tender,Girl with Brown Eyes7 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
girl with brown eyes.
I'm glad they're not blue,
like so many would have them be.
You are pretty,
girl with brown eyes.
You aren't like the rest,
you have an open-minded spirituality.
Oh, girl with brown eyes,
I wouldn't have them any other color.
They remind me of nature,
as breathtaking as the mountains of Colorado.
Girl, you have brown eyes
that I could stare into all day.
Those spell-binding brown eyes,
captivating, pulling me in your wake.
You are mine, girl with brown eyes.
I don't want to change anything.
Her WorldShe lives in a world all of her ownHer World3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Of brilliant blues and dazzling greens
Sunshine more radiant than you could ever imagine
Sweet aromas of fresh flowers and
Strawberries lace the air
She speaks her own secret language
Broken sentences and mismatched syllables
Playful sing-songs and heartfelt tunes
She dances to her own beat
You will never understand the wonder
Of a bubble dancing in the breeze
Glistening pinks, purples and blues
There is nothing more beautiful to her
You will never battle the difficulties
Of not being able to say what enters your heart or mind
A prisoner of yourself
Trapped behind your own tongue
Choking on your words as you try to speak
And while she struggles
While each day is an uphill battle
In a war that will span a lifetime
You'll never see the world in all it's wonder
In all it's beauty
In all it's glory
As she does
EternityI wouldn't wantEternity3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
To live for ever
I'd get bored, I think
After a few hundred decades
"Have you climbed Everest?"
"Yes, twenty times.
And the underwater ones as well."
"Alright, then. Swum the Amazon?"
"First thing I did, followed by the Nile."
"Try the fugu."
"My favourite fish."
"I eat it every birthday."
I'll live for eighty years
And live more intensely
Than an immortal
Unless they find
A way to let us walk
So we wouldn't have
To look and wonder
What they think
I Died Remembering HimI swim to that lonely shoreI Died Remembering Him4 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Where my heart lies lifeless but still sore
Fluttering his wings, facing the winds and more
And the whole world falls down on my feet
Higher, where there is only me and this deceit
I stood where I was told, on a shaky land
Blind, yet seeking God's hand
When everything lost the little songs and died
And when they denied me life I cied
The scream in my throat went down and dried
Only then I could face your open skies
I begged inside for your name to hear my cries
Would you look at me, would you let me in
I keep on knocking ,the doors are shut within
I crave for peace or more gravity
To go down with this pride and vanity
Hear me out, soul is restless, trust is broken, but
I still believe, I know you are all I got
Tell him I died remembering him but, I forgot