Social AnxietyThe sudden urgeSocial Anxiety4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
To hurl your phone at the floor
The moment it rings
Just to avoid any type of confrontation
That aching inside your stomach
When you know the clear answer to the question
And something inside is screaming to raise your hand
But it's gone limp at your side
The moment someone asks a common question
But it strikes a nerve
And you feel a flush crawl up your face
They weren't supposed to know about that.
When something unrelated sneaks up in your mind
And fighting back the tears seems so impossible
While a war rages on in your head
Just bite your tongue and show nothing
Nothing brings more dread than that horrible word
When your words fumble out of your mouth
And desperately try to find the right order
Your palms will sweat
And you'll pick at your nails
Just keep your head low
And hope no one will notice you
Sometimes silence will be worst
And so you'll stutter and ramble about nothing at all
Until you bite down as hard as you can
In hopes of keeping your nervou
How CharmingI'm desperate to find herHow Charming2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
to steal another kiss.
should be simpler than this.
Tell Others about Me (Jesus) Tell Others about Me (Jesus)Tell Others about Me (Jesus) 2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Why are you quiet?
Why do you hide?
Why are you ashamed?
Are you scared?
Do you not want to give up the world?
Are you afraid of persecution?
I am here!
I will protect you
Can’t find the words?
And I will give you the words
Shout my name
Tell others about me
What I did for you
Things will be hard
But I will be your strength
And keep moving forward
Tell others about me
To all people
To let them know they are loved
That someone is there for them
And can save them
Don’t be afraid
And amazing things will happen
Tell others about God
And what I gave to heal others
What I gave to save the world
Can't you hear the voices?Can't you hear the voices?2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Can't you hear the voices?
As they ring inside my head
Can't you see the faces?
Painted in the blood so red
Can't you taste the poison?
As it rests upon your tongue
Can't you hear the voices?
Then you do not belong.
Believe and ObeyBelieve and ObeyBelieve and Obey2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I want you
To talk to them about me
A whisper sounds in my ear
But what if they
Don’t want to hear
I argue back
Talk to them
I will be your words
The whisperer replied
What if they want to hurt me?
I argue back, fear dictating my voice
I am here with you
The whisperer loving said
Taking a deep breath
And a gulp
I walked forward
It’s easy to believe
But it’s hard to obey
NaPoWriMo: Day 10 Have you ever been so cold, Sweetheart,NaPoWriMo: Day 102 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
your knees q u a k e d like that Jenga piece
that buckled just before your whole foundation
& no matter
how many times
I've restarted your heart,
one would think
I'd grow tired,
I'm still writing you in poetry
(in the most inappropriate of places.)
You forced yourself beneath my blades
& my fingertips,
Licking unstable knees,
you were death on my tongue:
angry apricot eyes, unforgivable sin
scaring my limbs &
haunting my dreams.
& I'd still try to save your fucking life.
DepressionI feel itDepression2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
clawing at my skin
digging at my veins
underneath the fabric of my nails
my skin crawling as its canvas
the teeth gnawing at my legs
I am a sinking ship (by my own destruction)
cast away the life boats
but will always
be stuck out at sea
so lonely but has many friends
so unhappy all I am are scars
numb to affection
except to the feelings that kill me
I am breaking
I'm so sorry
Mom Dad Ianmyself
Something(someone) Smallmy curious ivoriesSomething(someone) Small2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
tucked between these lips
beg to see what kisses taste like,
to feel what love looks like,
but dampened down
between safety and sound
the tiniest bones in my body, in my ears,
vibrate with a fake smile
and the nod of my dainty doll head
as i lie (with you/to you) again
and grimace; i'm okay.
HopeHopeHope1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Is more of a choice
Than a feeling
It is hard
Fear and doubts
Try to smother it
And to cover it
It takes a choice
Not to listen
To those fears
And to those doubts
It is hard
It is worth it
It frees you
From those fears and doubts
There is the ultimate hope
In something more than this world
That is true and faithful
That loves no matter what
Who is there all the time
It is that hope
That keeps me going
Day in and day out
And I would not
Have it any
To Be RadicalTo Be RadicalTo Be Radical2 years ago in Letters More Like This
Often people think once they are saved they can live any way they want. They go back to their old life with added things like: a few minutes’ prayer, occasional bible reading, and just visiting church. They don’t think farther than that.
But being saved through grace isn’t the end, just the beginning. Anyone can do the next part; to go out into the world (anyone other than yourself) and make disciples, not just leading someone to Jesus. It takes time and patience. No one stops learning until their last breath. Don’t stop trying to teach. You don’t know what it can do and you don’t always see the results.
We have to get out of our comfort zone and just go. The journey is not in books, but out the door in the world. It is there, waiting for you. Everyone has one, a journey, a place and a purpose. Let God be your guide! It is worth all the pain, joy and time!
NaPoWriMo: Day 9More respectNaPoWriMo: Day 92 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
for hungry lions,
doesn’t want to write this poem.
As she forgets how to use words
(on most days,)
relying on curses
like casting some witch's spell-
with only ten dollars to her name.
The oldest daughter:
she’s still somewhere in the middle,
because they had no other way
to categorize her.
Getting her first gravestone at three-
not to the gods,
but to the lily stargazers
in her palms.
she would become a bird,
& never come back.
She doesn’t want her death
laid out like a fast-food
how does she begin to explain
cultivating in her breastbone?
for once in my life, i know.i know what its like to need someone. to have them say goodbye and let go of your hand, and feel like the world has stopped, and in order to keep it turning, to make sure the sun sets and the rain falls from the sky and to keep your feet moving one step forward, two steps back,for once in my life, i know.5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
you need them there, holding you, loving you, and needing you, too.
i know what its like to want someone. to have that irresistable urge to kiss them, or sit there and just stare into their eyes and think "this is real beauty." to want their hand on your hip and when they kiss you to run their fingers through your hair. i know that lust. i crave for it.
i know what its like to miss someone. to feel lost, empty, incomplete. [there are way too many words to describe that feeling.] but not just miss a lover - no no no - it hurts no matter who you miss. that pain stabs at you like a thousand and one knives and it kills and it strives and it just wants to be whole,
even if it cannot be.
i know what its like to love s