Silent BladeRevenge, so clearly now, is
a pleasing shade of red.
I remove my hand
cloak my head
under gathering darkness.
I watched your downward fall
and now turn my face,
heart beating fast
I stride away,
not touched at all.
Your eyes told many secrets,
I knew them well.
written as you fell
into fathomless depths.
There will be no funeral
nor eternal rest
for this cold
Time's belabored guest
to linger always after all.
Forever And A DayI've been lying hereForever And A Day2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
beneath it all
under the earth
for many long years
I no longer recall
any feeling of worth.
This lonely hole
is my prison
and my eternal keep
here, in the cold
death is risen
and light sleeps.
The end of my sentence
is forever away
I will finally rest
when I reach repentance-
forever and a day
-the sojourner blessed.
The Only DifferenceWhat makes me an evil monsterThe Only Difference2 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
and you a shining angel when
the only difference between the two of us
is that I was never loved quite as much.
The knifeAThe knife2 years ago in Visual & Found Poetry More Like This
Within The NightJust this one timeWithin The Night2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
dear (and only for you)
the heavens and I
will whisperingly align
(falling dust and failing light)
leaving hidden messages behind
twinkling dreams of the night
in the stars for only you
to sing again (and chime)
Tragedy"A tragedy...." They whisper. I survived.Tragedy2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
False EternityDisillusioned youth was less common in those days,False Eternity2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I assure you, the people even more set in their ways,
murderous and unforgiving, yet unaware of the lie they were living
convinced that faith is stone, they cut faces into gods, they thought
ignorant that being made rendered useless the very gods they wrought.
Shiny carvings into stone, faces, figures, blessed unknown,
Murders, slaughters, sacrifices of the weak, preaching sins and what they seek.
Forgiveness is not for all, all who do not have will now fall!
Greed consumes the mortal mind, rage is all that's left behind!
Amidst it all I rose and found the sun, disowned him for the moon
then sought the horizon, again and again warned my father that doom
would befall him if he didn't seek a better way to live and be
I wasn't willing to follow the dark and deadly rules,
trying to bring some light into the lives of these fools.
Guilds of anti-gods were formed, wars rose higher, nothing to atone!
They all represen
Ice Cream And HonorI remember it like it was yesterday. Probably because it was. The day was so hot it was impossible to hold a sugar cone long enough to sit down, but I had a dogged determination, and besides...Ice Cream And Honor2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
... I was on a mission from Bob.
It was a bright day in our small town. I was squinting at the sun through dark shades as I sauntered up to the Ice Cream Man and placed a five-dollar bill on the counter.
"Two scoops," I ordered briskly, "Vanilla."
The Man in the truck looked at me through shifty, suspicious-looking eyes while I took in my surroundings. The truck was the same mundane combination of white, blue and yellow that had plagued the "city" of Folk since the mother of invention died. There was a large poster advertising available "Creams" and their extortionist prices plastered on the passenger side of the truck, drawing every sucker under the age of ten with a few dollars to spend on a summer treat. The speaker on top of the vehicle was blasting a particularly atrocious song that c
In ProgressWhen we're small, flowers and smilesIn Progress2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
always lack shadows
the only difference between
hate and love
the silly things we say
I don't mind early morning music
I see you wishing
dear, darling young woman
realizations will regret sleep deprivation
when I'm gone
my wildest dreams speeding away
all that's left those words
lost in my head
you are confused mixed feelings
in the end I don't exist to you
stopping time for a while
strong enough to say goodbye
a grief-stricken moonseti collect small detailsa grief-stricken moonset2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
your denim smile
(the smirk i could never learn to unravel...sexsexsex)
your wheat-shocked hair
(my gasoline hands cauterizing the fields, smoldering with adoration)
your sandpaper-husky voice
(you siren-sing to me in dreams, preserved formaldehyde-perfect)
you keep me alive just barely
celadon whispers are never enough
to keep a bereaved heart thudding
like it actually has something to live for
The Pen, The SwordJust lovelyThe Pen, The Sword2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I was happy to fall asleep
in the welcoming warmth of your words and
you were unaware that you held me
so close, and so carefully
from the moment before I heard you speak
to the taste of every sentence you spoke
I knew you were the very truth that I'd
been seeking all along
I would loathe to fall so deep
in the sharpened edges of your words and
you were too aware that you had me
so close, and so carelessly
from the first second I heard you break
to the taste of every sentence you broke
I knew you were the very truth that I'd
been avoiding all along
Badness The BunnyThe bunny isn't what everyone stereotypically thinksBadness The Bunny2 years ago in Scraps More Like This
he's not scared of the world, he hates the color pink
he's not just cuteness and powdery fluff
and he hates the taste of that carrot stuff.
But still people will insist that he's got no spine
which is absurd, he's obviously vertebrate, bottom line
and they say he's adorable, but that's not true
he's got a mean scowl and several tattoos
and by the way, while he's biting his cheek,
you should know he prefers cabbage on any given day of the week.
In TimeI wait:In Time11 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
underneath my thoughts,
through its riverbeds.
tears fall into dry banks
memories fill them.
Left Behindwith my arms outstretched, readyLeft Behind1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
for an embrace that never comes
all of a sudden i'm holding nothing but
the empty space you might have stood in
Shadows Hide"Where do shadows hide?"Shadows Hide2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
the little boy,
eyes wide with fright.
"They can't." She boldly lied:
it was her choice
plan and ploy
inside the silent night.
When the daylight died
a terrible joy
as she turned out the light.
Fifty Shards: Light (11-20)11. ElementFifty Shards: Light (11-20)2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I'll make myself a home
an open dictionary
and try to drink
the words that have escaped me
hiding somewhere in my brain
or whispered in the silent ink
I'll make myself at home
with these words
in a diminishing vocabulary
that I used to be so proud of
but now struggle to put to the voice I use
and explain my fractured thoughts.
What is right never changes, only what we know about it.
Can't be bought,
and has absolutely nothing to do with
cameras, motion sensors, or metal detectors.
Dad always complains about the bananas
and how they don't look or taste right
"When I lived in Hawaii, I plucked them straight off the tree"
he likes to say. "You kids have no idea what real food tastes like
all the chemically processed junk you've been eating your whole lives."
...Thanks dad, that's awful sweet of you.
Red velvet cupcake
beckons me from the plate
but I really shouldn't.
If you wouldn't love it till
civil duskafter the sun set, i realizedcivil dusk10 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
it wasn't you i was disgusted with
when reality erased itself from behind
it wasn't your left hand still hanging
from my heart, refusing to let go.
Translucentand you always see right throughTranslucent2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I've called it my masterpiece
but you've disapproved
you told me that you always preferred natural sunlight
to the dim sort of darkness I surround myself with-
but I'm scared that it won't matter anyway
Blank FaceYou mistake my blank face for one of sadness and discontent,Blank Face2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Because you believe that if I am not happy,
I therefore must be sad?
There are countless shades of emotion,
each one varying slightly in taste and color.
Do you believe that the pity on your face will somehow bring me happiness?
Shall I then liken your hideous grin to anger and madness?
So be it, two can play at this.
Passion UnboundPassion is chaosPassion Unbound2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
a lovely yet dangerous sort
reality bends to accommodate
the impressive force
of deep knowledge
barely held in
and every so often
it bursts into flame becomes something else
a miracle, or a curse you'd never dreamed of.
Passion is chaos
a lovely yet dangerous sort.
Fences I can feel the world spinning. Or if it's not the world, then just life. That's what it feels like as I lay on my back in the grassy shade under the oak tree.Fences2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
I remember the first time I mentioned it to you, but you just shook your head and told me that I'm dramatic and think too much, which is funny because you're the smart one. Or you were. Before we drifted apart, no longer inhabiting the same circle of existence. Before we had less in common than most human beings and began to speak languages so foreign to one another that communication became impossible. I still think about the way it once seemed that we were two peas in a pod (as my Mom would say): you with your amazing thought power, me and my ridiculous imagination. Somehow we complimented one another but now the only thing left of that time is memories.
I'm thinking...you probably saw me duck when you stepped off your back porch and the truth is I just couldn't face you becau
Once Upon A TimeOnceOnce Upon A Time2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
an enchanted forest stood
in a land of magic and wonder,
and within this land lived bravery and truth
evil and cowardice
hope and happiness
hatred and despair,
but most importantly there was an element that could change any game
turn the tables of any battle
and that was
Dark Deals"Well?"Dark Deals2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I asked again,
cold and uncomfortable
in the dark of the alley
he leaned against the bricks
and breathing deeply,
reached into his pocket
pondered his last cigarette
I could hardly take it
my nerves completely shot
but he liked to watch me squirm
and make me wait
(the cold never touches him)
he smiled and stayed silent
a few moments longer
than one ever should
before saying, noncommittally,
he smiled and stayed silent
I could hardly take it
"I did everything you asked!"
I shouted, close to tears now.
Close to breaking.
He took everything
no, I gave it away
it's all to ruin now.
"And I don't need you anymore."
Flicked a bit of ash away
dismissing me to doom.
Fallen FeatherThe beauty of your eyesFallen Feather2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
made me an angel
and now, without you
my wings have wasted away.
My wings, they waste away.