Save YourselfDear mommy…Save Yourself2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I could have saved you.
I know you promised me you’d save yourself,
But I should have known you were lying.
I could have protected you.
I know you said you were fine,
But I should have been able to see all the tears behind your eyes…
The lies, I should have seen straight through them,
I should have known better than to believe you,
I should have known better.
I should have known.
I should have saved you...
I'm sorry Mommy.
I shouldn't have let you save yourself.
Powerful PrayerWords to sayPowerful Prayer1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Desires in the heart
So much to say and so little time
But the time is not taken; it will be too late by then
Words to say; need them to sound mighty
Desires in the heart; can't ask for anything too big
Walls that try to stop the body from speaking up
Walls that dries up the tongue of the spirit from praising the Lord
Praying to ask
Praying to seek
Praying to knock
But the body is afraid to do all three commands
Ask and it shall be given to you
Seek and you will find what you are seeking
Knock and the door shall be opened
But the body is afraid to follow the command
Wondering why nothing is being done
Wondering why God has not answered our prayers
Wondering about if the tongue said the right words
Wondering, wondering, wondering, and then doubting
Doubting if we get an answer
Doubting if we get what we were seeking for
But not knowing that God does answer
But not knowing that God sometimes gives us something better than what we want
To the tongue that is dried
To the body
I Found You BrokenI found you broken,I Found You Broken2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Crumbled, laying upon the steps of life.
I wanted nothing more than to help you back up.
You had fallen from so high so long before.
I'd give my soul to carry you back up.
But no matter how hard I try,
I can't budge or lift you up till you decide,
To stand by yourself,
And when you do, I swear I'll be back right here.
But do you mind,
Just sit and wait with you a while?
While we both have the time.
Lately...Lately I've been thinking, if the stepsLately...2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
That I've taken were meaningful at all
I'm not sure if my conscience helps me anymore
Maybe faith is guiding me through this storm
My heart feels like it's being torn
By the one who I've cared about the most
Hell doesn't exist?Hell doesn’t exist?Hell doesn't exist?1 year ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
The punishment of the wicked… what people call hell.
Definitions of hell:
--- The place or state of punishment of the wicked after death
--- Hell is a place of suffering and punishment in the afterlife.
--- Hell is a place of eternal damnation for those who rejected the Gospel of Christ.
Several things don’t click in my mind when I hear about hell that’s going on right now and eternal suffering. I had my own list but found another in Review and Herald, 1963, more complete and it had some of the points I wanted to talk about:
1. Eternal life it’s a gift from God, (Rom 6: 23).
The wicked don’t have this gift: “they won’t see life” (john 3: 36) “no murderer has eternal life in him.” (1 john 3:15).
If they have eternal suffering that means they have eternal life, and that doesn’t make sense.
An eternal torment would immortalize sin, suffering and pain, and that would be in contradiction with
Words on the WallThe sun melted into the glamorous skyWords on the Wall2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The moon stood there, hidden by sweet lullabies.
But mommy was crying, her day had been hard
The tears in her eyes twinkled just like the stars.
Her face wasn't happy like it should have been
And though she was saddened, she forcefully grinned.
I wanted to see Mommy smile through it all...
I painted a picture on her bedroom walls.
I told her to look, just to come in and see
But Mommy was angry... she wasn't happy.
She threw me down hard on the cold wooden floor
Then picked me up, slamming my head on the door.
She yelled and she screamed, then she hit me once more
She slapped me till I couldn't see anymore.
My heart then stopped beating, my laugh went unheard
Then Mommy got up without saying a word.
She looked at the walls splattered with my young blood
Then fell to the ground in her tears with a thud.
She looked at my face, then she looked all around
Then wrote on the walls with the first thing she found.
Then, after she finished, she wanted self h
Domestic AbuseRun.Domestic Abuse2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
A n y t h i n g .
His words are swords
His beatings are cruel
His love for you
In a sea of cruelty and despair.
"Please don't hurt me," you cry
Your last words as poison
In the air.
"Shut up," he screams,
His words echoing through
The cold and lonely bedroom.
he sinks a knife into your chest
The blood pouring out
The pain of the blade
Couldn't compare to the pain of
He loved you.
I'm left with hope.I know it happened once, but it left me scarredI'm left with hope.2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I won't give up, but I'm still afraid
But I will be brave, I just hope it won't happen again
Because I'm not sure I'll be able to handle the pain
It feels like all I can do is hope, for the best days.
Remember Me?I whisper silentlyRemember Me?2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
For you to come back to me
I feel like you've forgotten
Like you no longer see
You once told me you're my friend,
And yes, I trusted you,
But was it just a lie?
Was is never true?
I sit here all alone,
Waiting for your return,
And each second you ignore me,
My heart begins to burn.
I'm afraid that I have lost you,
I'm afraid you left me here,
I'm afraid you now hate me,
You left me here in fear.
I try to find comfort,
From the things you once said,
All your kind words,
Spinning in my head.
I smile at that thought,
And I hold it tight,
I will not let go,
Until you return one night.
So please come back my friend,
I need you here with me.
Please open your eyes,
Please begin to see....
two-fifty an hour.let me save you the trouble:two-fifty an hour.2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
because what i'm trying to say is
i'm not a good person.
i don’t tell valerie about how i planned to rekindle
my friendship with charlie’s best friend last year
just so i could get to him and hurt him.
(i don’t tell her how, in the end, i ended up liking
his friend instead, and charlie dated another
fifteen year old
because shit happens and what was i doing,
expecting things to go my way?)
there are certain things she doesn’t need to know,
certain things i can’t say because
putting it into words what it was like waking up,
that sort of shame that came with it –
it was like – it was like looking into a window
and swearing there’s a monster behind it
before, slowly, i realized
it was a mirror.
what therapy promises me: love yourself, forgive but
never forget, tell us your past
then let it go.
what i learn in therapy: nobody has all the answers.
we certainly don’t.
Broken DoveWill someone please give flightBroken Dove2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
To this broken dove
Show her happiness
tell her she is loved
Will someone please just help her
Lend her a gentle hand
Raise her in a way
That she can understand
Will someone please just notice
She's broken her small heart
And slowly, every second
her worlds falling apart
She pleads for your forgiveness
She begs you for your love
Please will someone notice
This hollow, dying dove...
MaybeMaybe I won't be fineMaybe2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Maybe I don't know what's wrong
Maybe I can't talk about it
But maybe I need you to listen
Maybe the cuts get deeper each time
Maybe too much blood comes out
Maybe you'll try and stop me
But maybe I won't listen
Maybe I want to tell someone
Maybe I need to unload all of my problems
Maybe you're the only one who can help
But maybe I don't want to bother you with my troubles
Maybe I'm just scared
Maybe I've lost hope
Maybe I'm losing control
But maybe I was never in control to begin with
Maybe I like the way things are
Maybe I'm afraid of change
Maybe I get a kick out of being so messed up
But maybe I'd rather be a normal girl
Maybe I don't like people
Maybe I can't live without them
Maybe I need you
But maybe I don't like the way you tear up my heart
Maybe I'm insane
Maybe I'm depressed
Maybe I'm just stressed
But maybe that's who I am
Maybe I need to be accepted
Maybe I'll change who I am for that
Maybe I'm an outsi
Accidentally ImmortalI, somehow, have not died. Curious.Accidentally Immortal4 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Bipedalclumsy and unsure,Bipedal2 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
you stumble your way into
Sailor's Floating Journal11th May - Sea shrugs. Rock bites.Sailor's Floating Journal4 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Love Is RealLove is in the airLove Is Real1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Love is in the rain
Love is in every blade of grass
Love is in every heart
Love is in the atmosphere
Love is in the rays of the sun
Love is in every grain of sand
Love is everywhere, but the truth is that it is misunderstood
Love has many forms and it's okay
Love is sensual and feels right
Love is just a game and the feelings change
Love is real, but is misunderstood
Love is only a game in the eyes of the world
Pollinating from one flower to the other; the rules of nature
Not aware of what love really is
Even when staying in the game becomes pointless
Love is not a fantasy
Love is not a game
Love has been made to be the realest thing in our hearts
Just as real as spending our lives in eternity
Love is not a game
But the world makes it one
Find whatever feels right and there is happiness
Trial and error but then leads to the end of the road
Love is not a game
But the world makes it one
When it was all about the wedding
When the love does not take place in the game
CutsShe wants to cut the world away...Cuts2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
So she cuts her arm instead.
Why I DiedCan I tell you how I died?Why I Died2 years ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
Why it rhymes with suicide.
Not because, I fell ill.
Not because, I swallowed pills.
Soon you'll see why I lie still.
Not because, I have drowned.
Not because of, Russian Roulette's
Deaf words of mine,
preach no sound.
Not because, the fault of life
Not because, the sharpened knife.
Real reason, why, tears went dry.
Not because, I jumped to fall.
Not because, this body I mauled.
The more I remember,
the harder too recall.
The true answer is i'm,
But to me,
the meaning of suicide:
Sometimes, when I'm sadSometimes, when I'm sadSometimes, when I'm sad2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I remember that one time,
All I had to worry about was
If the bubbles I had blown, were about to
Sometimes, when I'm sad
I remember that one time,
I began to worry about the day that
My childhood would simply
Sometimes, when I'm sad
I remember that some day,
When I'm sitting with my husband
In the old old house... my days will simply
And that day,
The day when my heartbeat is
The day when my breath
Truly gets taken away.
That's the day
When my worries, my concerns, my fears...
Even in agony i still love you....My heart has died tonightEven in agony i still love you....2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
My eyes have been dried out
And still with all this agony
You’re all I think about
Once again you’ve hurt me
Watch as I beg you to return
Yet you ignore my pleads
You stand there and let me burn
You broke my heart to pieces
You burned my hope in life
Should I even forgive you?
Or should I get my knife?
You’re all I’ve ever wanted
You’re the reason I’m still here!
Why do you keep on hurting me?
Why watch me shed a tear!?
I thought you were my friend?
I thought we could be more….
Yet you keep on hurting me
Right down to the very core….
In the past few months
You’ve completely changed
Your entire life
Has been rearranged
And during the rearranging
You’ve thrown out your memory
You’ve thrown out your life
And you have thrown out me
You don’t need me anymore
And although it hurts my heart
I knew this day was coming
When we would grow apart
So even if you hate me
Even if you watch me fall