fourthi. your kisses burnedfourth2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
into my skin
like radioactive burnout
leaving trails, dips, pockets
into every delicate curve
you could find
against my body
ii. my favorite part
about that evening
wasn't the colors,
instead, it was the embers;
the remembrance of something
that was once beautiful,
that now was helpless
iii. the lights lit up your eyes,
bright against the dark
all i could see were
the skeletons of loud angels
cry as their stars fell.
Delicia De La LuzHe muttered and irritably drank from the bottle by his elbow. His eyes, blue and tired, stared at the maps in front of him spread across the large wooden table and could make no sense of what was drawn or written there. He had been at this for hours, trying to find that Spanish galleon with 10 000 reales on board. She had to be there somewhere – his information was good as to that. First hand in fact.Delicia De La Luz1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
At that he smiled, chortling, and took another swig of rum. Smacking his lips, his mind a little fuzzy – it was late and this was not his first bottle of rum, not by a long shot – he rubbed his sand filled eyes. Glancing out of the stern window he started. It was later than he'd thought. He could just see the edge of the moon. He should have been abed long since. His glance caught the three-candle candelabrum on the table. The candles were more than half burned.
“Damn me...” he murmured, rubbing the back of his neck. He'd have to do this tomorrow. When his pa
You Never Mindi.You Never Mind2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I was blinded by a feeling I believed to be
love for you. But as it turned out, the only
emotion I was bound to was the twisted
conformities I and so many others believed
affection was made up of.
Though I knew that I no longer loved you
(if I ever had the pleasure of feeling such a
powerful string of vehement thoughts), I
continued the façade that enabled me to
convince both myself and you that there
was still something there.
I had to persuade you that you didn’t love
an empty shell masking as a human being
capable of feeling, but that the love I was
so sure I had lost still appeared to be
burning inside of me – bright as a forest
fire and twice as hard to put out.
My insides were burning up not from this
fake fire I worked so hard at pretending
was there, but from the future I somehow
found myself able to predict. You were
destined to fall more in love with me – a
big mistake on your part – and when the
courage finally met me to end it, I woul
Mermaid Bones - a beat poemTRIGGER WARNING: Sexual assault and eating disordersMermaid Bones - a beat poem2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Mermaid Bones - a beat poem.
I'm hiding an ocean of teeth under my scales
it's in the forbidden taste of salt on my tongue
the weight of the measuring tape,
of those numbers pushing bubbles through my blood and through my gums.
It's written on the circumference of my waist.
In the words cursing the ghost ship of my shape being plundered against my will.
It's spoken by the fish telling me that I have no right to fill my gills with oxygen
underneath a sea bed of regret laid heavy with the shape of a tail.
You are a whale they said
and they made me push my bones out to see the fish bones that they could wish on
to beach myself on the sand reaching for a reason to say "no"
I will not make sandcastles out of sandwiches, and pick at the entrails of the jellyfish noodles on my plate on the first date with puberty that said
"you will now be endowed with an oyster set with strings of pearls that hang heavy round your throat like a
The Story So FarCallie Torres felt as if her world was falling apart.The Story So Far6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
The last several weeks have been hell, and every day she tried fighting thoughts of being happy in the future. She loved many things, but they just didnt fit together. Now, she was fighting a hopeless crush. But she knew that if it actually went somewhere, she might be closer to happiness.
She stared aimlessly at the shot in front of her, her thoughts wild and persistent. Every now and then, her gaze would move to the other end of the bar, where a woman stood. That womans name was Sadie. Callie was infatuated with Sadie, even if she was an intern. But she knew it was near impossible for Sadie to like her back. She kept reminding herself that not everyone she liked was gay. What Callie didnt know, was that someone was watching her as well.
A certain brunette walked over. Mind if I sit here? Callie quickly met the gaze of Lexi Grey, No, no. Just over thinking. She brought the small glass to he
Theme Prompt - UnderBend don't break.Theme Prompt - Under2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
No one cares
For your sake.
Even with prayers.
You sink under
Feel the cracks
Fix them fast.
Face what wracks
Murder On Her HandsMurder On Her Hands4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"Help me Lara; I need you to get something for me"
The thunder rolled continually as Werner Von Croy said these words.
We were sitting in his cold apartment. I could feel that there was a bad atmosphere to the place. It felt like someone was watching us, but I ignored my instinct and tried to listen to Werner.
I didn't know wether to trust him or not. I hadn't forgiven him after the incident in Egypt where he hesitated to rescue me from a collapsing tomb, but I was interested in what he needed assistance with.
"Go on" I replied.
Werner got slowly got out of his seat as he spoke. His voice suddenly went very serious. "I'm tracking five Obscura paintings, for a client called Eckhart, but he's a psychopath." Werner's voice shook as he said these words.
Werner did seem scared, but the memory of the Egypt incident kept haunting me. Was Werner just trying to get me to finish his dirty work?
I was still mad with him, and I wanted to show him my anger.
"Why should I care?" I said in a rough no
Ode to the boy with diamonds for eyesI think we were a collision course waiting to happenOde to the boy with diamonds for eyes2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
And when I think back to the day when we first
Stumbled across one another, red sneakers hanging off gutters
Cherry cola voice overs and dilated pupils
We led one another on to believe in the night sky of connect the dot constellations
You wanted to dissect me and peer into the insides of my lungs
Only to find witches breath and dandelions
Slicing iron vowels you locked your hands in mine
And we fell into the static of dreaming disease
The operating table broke away to reveal a sky that never existed
And we couldn't help but laugh at the irony
Because wishing was never an option
The anesthesia never seemed to fit in our veins anyway.
manifestation of the teenage hearti look for you inside poetry.manifestation of the teenage heart3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
for your dark skin, dark hair,
bright eyes, long fingers &
i look between lines, inside words
& i hope to find you tangled in
i pray to see you hiding in the gaps
between stanzas & in the crevices of
metaphors & generic rhyme schemes.
it's because i'm losing you, you see, so
i need to search in all the rightly-written
places to find you again. spaces & lines
& all those hidden symbols, they're up for
interpretation; or in my case, investigation.
my age-earned naivety used as a
flashlight, i expect you to nomadically
turn up at some point because you're always
moving from heart to heart these days.
then i burst into flames and fell i heard your cosmic blowthen i burst into flames and fell2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
crack the crusted knuckles
of his hands
lodge itself into the mantle
of the world i cradled
in my arms
i spent many nights reeling
with the telescopic webbing and
thenar space of sun-burnt skin
gaiait turned out you were the whole world, after all;gaia2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
i stepped outside and you were singing in the green grass,
smiling in the smooth blue curve of the sky,
enveloping me and my glad tears in the gentle breeze.
i took off my shoes and ran for joy.
i will never lose you.
beneath birthThe world held the first few starsbeneath birth2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
as trickling chunks across a melting wall.
The singing moon's sweetest tune trembled and meadows broke
And still, still, the boy tried, eager but darker each time,
His body stood, crackling life.
With lower hollows, his sentences dripped,
I've galaxies, in and out.
Way OutEat my heart,Way Out2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
It's all you'll get,
Rot my body,
From inside out.
Plague my mind,
With memories of you,
Despite being blind,
You saw right through.
Those walls that I built,
They now crumble down,
Try to re-build,
But is that what you want now?.
You relish no love,
Crave to be shot.
So leave my walls down,
Show what's inside,
Inspires a frown,
But that's my other side.
So take a bullet,
Blow my rotten brains,
Onto the carpet,
Used to be grey.
Now is red,
Now I'm dead.
PompeiiDrumbeat from above;Pompeii2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
trailed by ragged, ashen dogs
fed only Vesuvius’ shadow
until the heavens split—
sodden map becomes
papier-mâché fingers and
from afar, through a veil of rain,
a chorus: the mournful dogs howl,
cursing the gods.
Uncharted Tomb Chapter 1Chapter One: EmploymentUncharted Tomb Chapter 15 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
It was chilly outside, even though it was spring. It was ok though, she liked it to be cooler. It made it easier for her to run and jump about and not fear heat exhaustion as much. The assault course that had been build in the side courtyard of Croft Manor had just goes under renovations and Lara was excited to try them all out for the first time. It had been at least three months since she had run a proper drill and she felt rusty. Of course she had her Ball-room-converted-into-a-gym but that offered little challenge to her. She lined herself up with the course, the wind gently blowing about her, raising goosebumps on her arms. She was dressed in a pair of camouflage fatigue pants and a dark gray tank top. Her hair pulled back into a tight braid to keep her hair manageable.
She took a step onto the wooden platform then up to the next step, walking all the way to edge, looked down at the sand pit below her. It was a two foot drop but falling was still out of the
circumventing hearts my frail ankles, wristscircumventing hearts2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
are inversely proportional to
your broad shoulders, chest
so it goes
your touch, though tangential
comes at me
your low baritone
creates multiple chords
in the nuclear envelope of my heart
open in the helix of my ears
hidden in their drums
TributeShe came back to me undone, brazen & alone & alive, awash in morning light, with mockingbirds braided ‘round her ankle, with her soul cradled in the arc of her foot, & took me outside. She came delicately, barefoot through the days I had sat alone, hush-hush through the grass & gold, came & laced fingers through my mind & called to me, down through the years & the hallways of my heart where the dust of you had long lain undisturbed: "He is no longer here, but I am.”Tribute2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I have found the voice that left with you.
S-M-I-L-ES-M-I-L-E2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Stuck in my sky blue room
I wish I was like the sky, free
Here at home, there at school, everywhere
I am chained, alone to protect the rest.
The only place where it is safe to
Here I am not disturbed.
A bus I must catch
Closed under my mask
Hiding in fear of being caught,
To others this is a manipulative tool
The names, the words, the games.
Please, make them stop
I thought you were my friends
Thought I could trust you
Wrong was I?
Even the best of us must fall I suppose...
Now, my trust lies in NO ONE
Nearly impossible for me to open up
Smile as I pass, but not really...
Smile to my friends
Support them as I die inside
I can't show my weakness
Can't show my suffering
Can't share my pain
Like a Tsubaki,
My death will be silent and tragic
The beauty and kindness
Replaced by hatred and suffering
IntimacyIntimacyIntimacy2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
In to me; see.
It calls me in the night
When I'm down and drunk
It calls me in the night
When the lights go down.
I hear it in my dreams
Echoes around my mind
The laughter of a baying crowd
A girl's unflinching sneer
This red man in my soul
He takes all over me
I see things through his eyes
When the dark rage is on me
When I'm standing on a bridge
Redman whispers at my ear
Drags me down with him
Takes me unto the brink
Don't hurt me anymore
I ask the man every time
Smiles wider than the sky
And takes over me!
He's me when I see a friend
In a happier mood than I
He snarls and drives 'em all away
And keeps me all to himself.
I see him in other people's eyes
In the lonely and the desperate
I see him smiling back at me
When ever I close my eyes.
lovecraft's oceansometimes i drown in memorieslovecraft's ocean2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
of bathymetric echoes
and those mad gods
vomiting up litanies and minerals
poised and lethal
in the deep.
and darling there are
s t a r s
down there in the dark
in the space stirred only by those pale ghosts
and spinning galaxies
and i need to be
i need the salt on my tongue
in my lungs
and the mortality snowing down
grey drifts of whalebone and squidflesh
f a l l i n g
to that last
and i will never stop loving the ocean
because our deepest love is reserved for our deepest fears.
I Don't Miss AdolescenceMy sister asks if I'll do her makeup.I Don't Miss Adolescence2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Mami promised she would;
now she's tired and screamed
when Maria reminded her
senior prom is tonight.
She says, "I have a hickey on my neck,
something she doesn't want to cover,
and you've always
done a better job
of highlighting the subtle graces
of my structure,
the angles we share."
but I can't pick you up."
So she arrives in a flourish of exasperations,
telling me all the family business,
waving her nails in my face
and talking about her extensions.
"Do you think we need yellow concealer?
I plan to take pictures,
and the last thing I want
is to remember him
every time I look back,
the purple ghost
of high school regret
on my skin."
"It's not a problem.
Just close your eyes;
when you open them,
you'll never be able to tell
he touched you.
Maybe you'll forget him
in a couple years,
as time washes by
and new experiences
dull what has already passed."
She sets her purse on the table
shaking her head.
A Walk Into An OceanShe's walking into a cold bitter seaA Walk Into An Ocean5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
She can feel the icy water touch her on the knee
She continues to walk further and further
Then it starts to hurt her
Her veins freezing like ice
At first the coldness felt nice
But then it makes her veins turn darker blue
And thats when her uncaring thoughts grew
She's shivering and cannot stop
And soon she hears a pop
She falls deeper and deeper under the water
She starts to wonder if sombody saw her
Gasping for a breath and pleading for a rest
Sinking to the bottom and curled in a nest
With her eyes closed and unable to breathe
Then she sinks and goes deeper underneath
She's at her watery grave
It would have been better if she would have been saved
It's a walk into an ocean nobody will forget
Now she is laying in her underwater pit
Slaughtereri.Slaughterer2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Your words butcher my heart,
clawing at it and ripping it open,
though you never meant to hurt
I can feel the sting of the blade
crashing desperately through my
sternum, reaching hysterically for
my most vital organ.
And my tears streak through the
blood that has streamed onto my
face as I remember the time when
your touch was so kind, when you
told me you’d never leave me.
All I can think now is that you lied.