The Earth and all her jubilee and might,
and self-inflicted hardship overcome,
and doctrine forged to settle wrong and right
no more can tell her doctors from the Sun-
with science and scripture stirred and made the same,
and idols cast from dirt and lust and gold,
and sunlight ploughed and passed a clever name,
and beauty culled and bought and used and sold,
thus, sun and beauty bound and in a mew,
as each one treads your lashes and your hair,
but glossy doctrines cast and mould and skew;
and you can't tell the sunlight from the glare-
and don the golden makeup and disguise,
as lashes keep the sunlight from your eyes.
ExaroExaro11 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
a simple grammatic
prophylactic rhapsody in blue--
arms quaking, bones shaking the space
numb hands thrumming
one loud, unending beat.
Polymorphic mobiles dance naked,
so many stars against the vacant expanse
folding the unfolding words
into hijacked, weeping rhyme--
symbols struggling to implant it
in the stone cold static.
- In My Eyes -- In My Eyes -10 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I tried to listen
To the things you said
But I couldn't stop the voices
Inside my head
I thought it would end
If I could forget
I tried to pretend
And that I regret
Because it's eating me alive
It never ever goes away
It's strangling me inside
And suffocates me more each day
It's driving me insane
I can't take this anymore
I hate myself, I'm a useless bitch,
A filthy fucking whore
I can't see anything but red
I hate this place inside my head
I'm fucking crazy just like they said
I'd kill myself, but I'm already dead
'Cause I ignored it for too long
And I believed in my own lies
Now it's too late, my soul is gone
You can see it in my eyes
Snowfall DancesSettling softlySnowfall Dances11 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
A graceful fall
Pirouetting in crystal air
A dance of elegance
Lost in the multitude
Ended by the earth's firm kiss.
The snowflake sinks
Into a bed of brethren
Becomes one with all
To join the Drift
In blissful anonymity.
That which was
Smothered and smothering
And Spring's release.
Does it now regret
The fall from grace
Abandoning its dance
Or does it slumber, fury faded
Knowing peace at last?
Through Your EyesThrough Your Eyes10 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
You can see me broken on the floor,
I am broken to this mortal world.
I am broken to you,
So toss me out.
Toss me out like a ragged doll,
Worn and frayed at the edges.
So toss me out,
Leave me there in the ice-y rain.
But please understand,
I don't want to go,
Don't want to leave you behind.
Even though I'm broken to you,
I still wish to be with you.
Don't toss me out,
Just take me, sweetly
Into your arms again
Unbreak me, make me whole again.
I'm still just shards on the floor.
Just shards of my self,
Shattered upon the earth.
So please, just take me in your arms
Smother me in your warm embrace.
Take me, make me, unbreak me
And in your eyes,
So, softly you can tell me,
So, lovingly you can show me.
Through your eyes, what have I become?
the weight of rainthe weight of rain12 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
i watch you from across the
street as you wait for an opening or a
glowing green signal that
it\'s safe to move again.
you stare at the puddles
covering your feet, and i want to take this
flood and throw it all over us;
we\'ll watch this season
drip away as we hang ourselves out to
dry beneath swollen storm clouds.
but i just stand
silently, drenched in the
knowledge of every droplet and its
Why I want you to FAVWhy I want you to FAV12 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Why I want you to +fav this work.
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I will feel that a part of my heart has been forever devoted to this piece. For each and every soul that believes, \"this deserves a +fav\" I will grow ever happier. My view will become ever more optimistic and hope for the future will be installed within me.
My outlook on life will be like that of a sun coming out from behind a cloud, getting brighter and warmer with every second elapsed. I will forget my worries, my bad memories, my aches and pains, I will drop my chains. For each and every +fav will free me from an unwanted displeasure. Turning me into a new and better person.
My favourite saviours shall lighten my burden and relieve me from stress, they will give life reason and effort purpose. The satisfaction of a job well done becoming proven fact
The rain is stopping my friends, the clouds are dispersing. The thunder is now only a faint rumble and lightning is no mo
matthew in the morningsmatthew in the mornings12 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
i asked if she had heard--
baseball bat to the
car window; fist
through the wall;
teenage angst, scrawled
clumsily on wrists--
mopped up with
and the lithium pills
everyday in the mornings now.
she said that she hadn't--
so i told her it was nothing.
masterpiece.he's an artist and she's his paint and brush.masterpiece.5 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
she believes in faries and gnomes, and i believe in you + me and everything else that might fall in between, and all he can say as he looks into her eyes and sees the reflection of the stars, is me too.
he believes because she believes, and when she smiles the stars alight with new found light, and he falls in love all over again because he can, and he will. he paints her with colours made of whispers and faith, and she's the most beautiful thing he ever laid eyes on.
when she kisses him, he tastes a mixture of smoke and ash, because she's burns with a passion so strong it takes him all he has to not burn in her, with her. do you believe in fate? and as he watches her fingers dance over white ivory keys, i think i do.
she rolls over in the tall, dancing grass and looks at him. baby, you look exquisite. a mixture of diamonds and pearls and perhaps a touch of love. running a finger down her jaw line, he clos
addiction.damn, it's addicting.addiction.5 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
it's when your touch brings the voices of the angels up in heaven to me, just to sing a song of joy. it's when my heart starts beating double-time when you're less than 10 metres away from me. it's when i tell myself i know every inch of your body - because i do -, from the curve of your hipbone to the sharp edge of your nose to the oh-so-lovely dimple in your cheek.
it's so addicting that it starts to burn, flames licking my insides like it was blood to the heart.
it's when i can't be in the kitchen because it's where you fed me ice cream with marshmallows that were a little too hard for my liking. it's when i can't bear to lie on my living room couch anymore, because there's a stain of coke where i accidentally sprayed it all over you from laughing too much. it's when i can't look at myself in the mirror without thinking of your fingers on my face.
it's so addicting that i know i'm going crazy.
it's when my body hurts to the point it'
Inhaling without Smokinglike, umbrellas withoutInhaling without Smoking6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
rain, we are disconnected
and unused concert tickets.
i'm sad, kind of
thinking sometimes, about
how perfect we can never try to be.
could break my heart as well
as you could. & you have
perfect height for heart-breaking.
late at night, imperfect
crude consonants. sometimes
i think it will never end. their attentions
mean nothing next to you.
because i love your laughter and I hate your
shirts and because we have
nothing but conversations
about other people's
Because being with you is
like inhaling without
it is like music without
dancing. it is like
you & I.
-Orison--Orison-11 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Let there be everlasting light
and as the breath left
her body she was bathed
in warm sunlight
filtering through the
golden canopy above.
Let there be eternal music
and was met with the
fluttering of the butterflies,
the gentle whispering
of the summer breeze and
the melody of a hummingbird.
Let there be enduring peace
and before her very eyes
vines grew up over the trees
without competition, then
a ladybug sat beside her
without fear of being crushed.
Let there be unearthly beauty
and beside her bare feet sat
an exquisite and precious gift –
a pretty child with laughing
eyes and long golden hair…
as the dusty pink gown
swirled around slender legs
and her bare toes danced
through the trickling stream,
she finally understood.
Wings spread, eyes open,
looking upwards as the
flowers fell she knew
she was truly blessed in
the simple joys of life…