Just One MoreIt's always just a little bit,Just One More2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Just a little bit more
But deep down you know the score
Because there'll always be
Just one more.
Tell yourself whatever you want
Whatever you wanna hear
But deep down you'll always fear
That dangerous idea of
Just one more.
Lie to everyone 'til they see
'Til they see you for you
But deep down they'll never see through
'Cause there's that precious
Just one more.
one scribbleSometimes she remembersone scribble2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
back when she was a
little girl and she used
to stare at her mom
-my's signature and won
-der if she could ever
write as pretty as that
today she looks at
her own signature and
sees mommy in the
backwards threes as e's and
the balloons of o's
that letter stuck in
that awkward phase between
a u or a v
all strung on a vio
-lin string and played a sym
-phony of notes with
no keys or scale or sheets
and she stares and she
wonders if someone will
ever look at her
signature and stare and
and marvel and try
to mimic it and car
-ry that little memo
-ry of her mommy
and have her ghost visit
all the places we
wished and dreamed we could have
you exude suicideyou exude suicide--you exude suicide3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
even the rain hurls itself at you
on the corner of slice and open
and I'd hold you with the rest of the droplets
pooling in the folds of my hands
and I'd bite my tongue to mix our waters together
but you begged to be wrung out
in july of the last summer I saw you
and the stars scraped your shoulders that night
like the sky was a birth defect
and I watched as the moon in a half-empty halo
fell to the side of your body in the morning
MarrowI caught my reflection by herMarrow2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
silk spun lips; She was
as beautiful as the slender
moon. She doesn't say
hello too often but this
time she lingered quite a bit longer
than usual - so it sounded by the
ticks on the old grandfather
clock down the hall.
What a delicate heart she holds.
How heavy it must be to carry - I
could see the weight in her
rain cloud eyes. She has never looked
so sweet, to me, even with those
hollow bruises underneath. Terse
or not, I found my marrow. And while
I could not keep hold for long; it was
something that had been lost for such
a long time. It is still there, I see -
I have seen. How
hastily I fell for her disastrous nature.
She's so afraid, you can tell, but her
baby cheeks hide these dimples that
hold every ounce of her innocence.
So swollen and youthful, I dare not
touch the dream that is her velvet
skin, for I may break the most
fragile thing to ever be
kissed by the northern lights.
A Dying BreedI am--A Dying Breed1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Not an artist.
A writer, a mediocre one at that.
Not an artist.
I don't know what to do.
I'm a writer.
On an artist website.
It took years to get my niche.
And that niche is still small.
I don't belong, do I?
Another day of second guessing myself.
Another day of not measuring up to standards.
Empty the gallery.
Empty my mind.
Keep what's recent.
It'll be trashed just the same.
Nothing measures up.
A waste of space.
No one reads anymore, anyway.
A dying practice.
A dying... art.
I'm a writer.
Not an artist.
I paint with words.
Not with a brush.
No one reads anymore.
They look at pretty things.
Let others craft their imagination for them.
I am a writer.
A dying breed.
Please don't ever..Please don't ever think that I would leave,Please don't ever..2 years ago in Emotional More Like This
No one catches my attention like you.
How your voice cuts my attention,
Or how I get lost in your eyes each time I gaze into them.
No one will ever hold my heart the way you do,
It cracks a little each time you think I would ever leave.
You're the best thing in my life.
You are my sunshine
$A substitute$2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Is the dollar
You can have a
Bigger house to
We have holes
In our souls-
Break or burn;
the destruction of destructioni leavethe destruction of destruction2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
&empty watter bottles
on your floor
in case you decide to forget me.
this is just our dynamic
this is just how our relationship works.
i read you chapters of the
strangest book i know
&you have me create
voices for each character.
i am most comfortable as the narrator,
but you like my crazier caricatures best.
it reminds me of how you like
the stranger ways my mind works,
&how you will pry sharp things
from my clawed fingers
&show up late for work
just to make sure i eat;
the hateful frustration i feel
when my body yearns for its
only to be thwarted by something
it can't control;
it reminds me of how you love
the parts of me i most hate,
&the way we can fight
as we go to bed
but before i fall asleep,
i nestle myself into
the curve of your back
&i am safe.
These empty promises...These empty promises are a noose wrapped round our necks.These empty promises...2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Im tired of these lies that are littered around the floor,
Each one a tiny mine.
I am just waiting for us to blow.
We are speeding off this cliff,
At a frightening rate,
When we hit the bottom will it be too late?
I hold a gun in my hand,
It’s pointed at our heads.
This love is all I have,
It is all that we have left.
You hold on to my hand still,
But there is no warmth left.
Hostile words and empty stares,
Fill the air between our lips,
That have not met for so long
Now I see them moving
Saying "give me the gun".
You grab it from my hand,
I push right up against you.
The blackness fills our minds,
And a quiet space replaces
The life that we once had.
I think I might regret this...
RideInfinite. That’s not a feeling. You can’t feel infinite.Ride2 years ago in Emotional More Like This
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
My heart had never been so high. It must’ve flown from the tip of my tongue when we sang together and landed somewhere in the volatile sky. I thought I saw it with wings but it could’ve been some exhausted illusion like when you see colored spots in your vision that float around and begin again when you blink.
I want to remember that drive more than I'm able to. All that I'm certain of now is that I didn’t have to be in your arms to feel your warmth in the passenger seat; I felt your love in the scent of your breath when it circulated the car, when it swirled in my head. I had never known you better than I did when morning caught in my throat and a melody emerged; and when you sang too it was a growing conversation. For someone so much louder than I, I never would've known you were so poetically pensive.
I was chilled with the air of winter right outside the windows
Zombie haikuZombies cannot thinkZombie haiku2 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
like you living people do,
after your coffee.
What You KnowSometimes the disinfectant hurts more than the infection,What You Know2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Sometimes the pain is better than the protection.
Sometimes the tears sting more than the smile,
Sometimes the yard tires more than the mile.
Sometimes the blood shines brighter than the blade,
Sometimes the heart is blacker than the spade.
Sometimes the kiss is sharper than the slap,
Sometimes the lure is worth the trap.
Sometimes the night is lighter than the day,
Sometimes the beast is weaker than the prey.
Sometimes the cut hurts less than the sob,
Sometimes the break is harder than the job.
Sometimes the lie is prettier than the truth,
Sometimes the alibi is better than the proof.
Sometimes the hate is kinder than the love,
Sometimes the buzzard is holier than the dove.
Sometimes the loser gains more than the winner,
Sometimes the saint is worse than the sinner.
Sometimes the girl is stronger than the boy,
Sometimes the child is more broken than the toy.
Sometimes the poison is sweeter than the cure,
Sometimes the dirty are
SlenderDon't let the children out today,Slender5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
There is a slender man.
He stands in shadows waiting,
Always there, always watching.
It is the slender man we fear,
This faceless evil creeping near.
Don't let the children out today.
A world imagined?If I were to breathe...A world imagined?2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
in the wisp of a dragon’s flame,
or the dust of a faerie,
my thoughts would drift away
from the place others so sought after.
I would fly on the wings of a phoenix
to a world where creatures thought imagined,
roamed the land, sky, sea and space.
Centaurs and Griffins, elementals and sprites.
All the beings that brought my childhood to life.
“You could rule,”
I would say,
to the Kings, Mother Nature,
and all that could lead
and all that would if they could .
“Not rule,” all would say.
“Not govern,” all would cry.
“Just live,” all would concur.
Nothing was set in stone
and nothing was never free.
DustYou could say I’mDust2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
as little as the stardust that floats in the sun’s glow
(through sheer curtains)
when you’ve got nowhere else to look.
And they’d call it
blush pink but I wish I was as
tall as my scarlet heart.
I could see hair lines with droopy lids instead of
straining my neck with
Remember the time words bruised my cheeks?
And before the sob could even
burst from the dry back of my throat and
before the tears even
left my ducts
You hooked me with able arms and
I was not forlorn. You had
between sun streaks and I wish I
was again buried between the braided threads
of your blue shirt with closed eyes
and fingers in my hair.
Less Than LostI tried finding itLess Than Lost1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
in the hips of a
on the way to Buffalo.
I tried finding it
in the obscene
rows of houses
In the petal
hair of girls
who do not
in the eyes of a
older than I'll ever be.
In the feather rain
In fields of indian corn
purple, yellow, blue,
On the backs of
freight trains, in
drugs and drugs.
I searched for it
in the flat, coastal
forever of Florida;
I searched for it in the
and in the ridges
of my nails,
The Life of Revolution is the Love of HumanityI could not fall in loveThe Life of Revolution is the Love of Humanity2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
with a person who is flesh and fingers -
bones that would break as
the only shield
defending their beliefs.
I could not leave them quaking,
strung up by vibrato whispers,
the tendrils of a shivering heart;
there would not be enough fire
to pass for passion, and keep it
each time I left the house
for one woman.
This woman who
is known of by many,
had by few, and her livelihood sung
- we would have parties;
revolutionary parties with
declarations of freedom.
I can not fall in love
with a person who is flesh and fingers-
bones that keep their heart locked
away in a chest brought by media
and false democracy;
if we must buy love,
let it be bought by the words
of the many. Only the unheard few
shall be those who hide behind boxes,
pretending buildings are spoken for
by billboards, and that the right
to humanity is the money in your bank
(a national lie;
a national debt).
If you cannot buy your rights,
it is preached that you can work for them;
buy a house, h
Three Thousand CrowsThree Thousand Crows2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Three thousand crows lit upon a copper beech tree
One stayed behind; he spent the summer
ravishing in the corn fields
waiting as the moon turned pale in the frost
And yearning for the summertide again
Three thousand crows returned to the copper beech tree
Below was a shuddering wisp of a bird
black no longer black but ashen blue
onyx eye no longer onyx but veined coal
No name rested on the beech-bough where he fell
Never leaves one of its own
We all stay
Or we all suffer
The best in meSoft lines freshly written slandered all over the paperThe best in me2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Fresh words in the atrocious handwriting of its creator
Drops of ink besmirch this once so lovely wooden table
As sunlight falls on it on a warm day in April
Tapping of one’s fingers to the rhythm of these very lines
Pondering if this truly is what it defines
As the pen scratches over that sheet of paper
Until the rhyme is finally to the liking of its shaper
And when asked why he wrote that simple little piece
If he thought about writing it or if it was just a simple caprice
He smiles as he gives an answer to which everybody will agree
’’I do it simply because it brings out the best in me.’’
Just Imagine, You're All AloneJust imagine, you're all alone,Just Imagine, You're All Alone2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Left in the world on your own.
To fend for yourself, find your smile,
Yes, find it, it's been quite awhile.
You can't breathe, you're being suffocated,
The world is too much to bear, you need to be relocated.
Another place, smaller, much smaller,
You can do it, there, you'll feel so much taller.
Gain your confidence, no it's been shattered, just hide,
One day you'll be able to say that you have your pride.
Pride beyond compare, you can do anything,
Is doing anything the right thing?
The kids shouting "YOLO," adults shouting "Carpe Diem!"
Wishing you could do the same, begging, pleading.
You can, dig deep, I know you can,
You were once stronger, once a better man.
Don't let them take you over, don't you dare concede,
Is this what you want? Is this what you need?
No, this is not what I want.
Who are you to say you're the one to flaunt?
It's my turn, you've played long enough,
I know this is hard, for me it is rough.
I have to put you away, it's time to go,
broken dishesgod dammit.broken dishes2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
i woke up today
feeling just as sick
as i did when i went to bed
i woke up today
wanting to break
in my house
just so i wouldn't be
the only thing
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.
gifts from a loverThe only thing yougifts from a lover2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
ever gave me, besides the
your deft fingers slid around
my neck, was a broken heart.
SNK- Kiedy... (Eren x Levi) Kiedy sobie przypominam...SNK- Kiedy... (Eren x Levi)2 years ago in Romance More Like This
- Eren, co to jest?
- Wygląda jak nadepnięty szczur...
- Posprzątaj go natychmiast.
Zgarnąłem szczura na szufelkę i wyrzuciłem na dwór, w krzaki. Zaraz potem spotkałem Hanji. Kiedy opowiedziałem jej o szczurze, uśmiechnęła się przepraszająco. Stwierdziła, że biegła i niechcący go nadepnęła - oczywiście nie zdążyła go uprzątnąć, bo jej się spieszyło. Warknąłem, ale ona jedynie rozczochrała mi włosy.
- Spokojnie! - rzuciła radośnie, odchodząc. - Widzimy się wieczorem!
Pamiętam, że wtedy nie było mi do śmiechu. Jednak teraz na samo wspomnienie kąciki moich ust lekko wznoszą się ku górze.
- Hanji! Nie mogę...
- Spokojnie, Eren. - Jej głos był opanowany i delikatny, ki