Alone In The CrowdHelp me shed this cloak of confusionAlone In The Crowd1 year ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
And take me back to my home,
I'm tired of this seclusion
Slamming lies into all I've known.
I'm counting eternal hours
Numbers in nocturnal sleep.
The glass in which we shower
Can't hold back what you keep.
I want you to help me dream
And show me how to act.
From a river, into a stream;
What is it that I lack?
The gleam of your necklace
Reflects all of my want.
Is it because I was reckless?
Is it me that they haunt?
Ushered into an unwanted grave
Bound in chains, drowned in steel.
I was made into a social slave
And died as if I were not real.
Abandoned.I sit within the confines of my cellAbandoned.1 year ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Disregarded, unworthy of even Hell
They keep me alive but only barely
And only talk enough to scare me
While I wait for wounds to heal
They peek in by the window sill
And fake a smile for all to see
But I know what they think of me
I hear their words behind thin walls
To hear them laugh at how I crawl
Misjudged and hated, that's all I am
Even God will not help this lamb.
I'm SorryI'm sorry I'm not perfectI'm Sorry11 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
I'm sorry I'm not a prodigy
I'm sorry I'm not a better brother
I'm sorry I'm not a better friend
I'm sorry I'm not a better person
I'm sorry I'm not strong enough
I'm sorry I'm a failure
I'm sorry I'm trying
I'm sorry I'm crumbling
I'm sorry I'm crying
I'm sorry I'm not sleeping
I'm sorry I'm not eating
I'm sorry I'm broken
I'm sorry I'm showing bruises
I'm sorry I'm in the house
I'm sorry I'm living here
I'm sorry I'm accepted
I'm sorry I'm alive
I'm sorry I'm me
But apologizing wont change anything, so I'll do something about it.
The Dominance DilemmaInwardly I screamThe Dominance Dilemma2 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Waiting for a day to show my worth
Outshined be my predecessors
Overanalyzed and polished to perfection
By any and all to attempt
To take the insecure plunge
To reach brilliance
Never strengths compared to the brutes in all aspects of the word
I curl into a ball
And watch my possibilities disassemble themselves
As I try to find worth
What point is there?
If the good are better
The better are best
And the best are legends?
What difference can I make to the world?
If I am nothing if not the best to the public eye
The views that count in life
As hypocritical and obsessive they may be
So flawed to see there is no such thing as perfection
But we press onward
To find potential
To recreate it into or own perfection
Leading to jealousy and self-loathe
Why can’t I be that immaculate?
Break down this image
This narcissistic bubble
Prevent undoing potential to wasted mooch
Like DiamondLike diamond you standLike Diamond5 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Above the rest you demand
But a cold rock you are
Your shell a sparkling beauty
Expensive and hard and cruel
Forged in the pit of a lowered self worth
And an eating disorder or two
Yet here you now stand
Above all who you once decided found you worthless
Fighting to stay afloat above a dried up riverbed
Your bones poking out your sides as if there was no skin at all
Your gaze over your kingdom never faltering
Like diamond you stand
Beautiful, cold and desolate
Your shell a beauty to behold
Yet there is no love for you to give
And all your "loyal" subjects have hid
Murderous MelodyMelody, won't you show yourself unto me?Murderous Melody1 year ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Take me unto yourself and remedy my envy?
May I implore you to conduct and to orchestrate
My lust to kill, all of my dislike and my hate?
Teach me to use my music to cease a life
Symphonies to end the stress and the strife
Discords to break and measures of silence
Cacophonies to kill without need of violence.
Let them behold my hands conducting the nightmare
Using harmonics to threaten their welfare
I break the waves with a rising crescendo
Only to crouch again into diminuendo.
My accolade, it synthesizes with ceasing existence
Alto and tenor, both louder than their repentance
A caesura not corrected to re-write their death
My music forgets that they ever drew breath.
They sung A Capella as my symphonies strolled with you
A scream and an echo that every listener would rue.
The dynamics of your music gave life unto mine
And when I set my signature you helped keep time.
From the twilight I compose a sparkling sonata
And you accompany it with a bri
MeI am meMe1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
And only such
I will not let things pass
Just because it is recommended
I will not be shaped by others
Who are shrouded by corruption
I will not accept lies
Spun between acid tongues
I will not cover up
Nor will I announce to the world
I will not harm others
Even if the crowd longs for blood
I will not lose everything
Through a leap of faith
To give it away
At a dying hope
I will not love for tedious things
Such as warmth, or stature
I will not loathe to fit in
No matter how many oppose
I will be defiant
I will speak the truth
I will comfort
I will stand strong
I will live
I will persist
I will rise up
I will aid
I will love honestly
I will laugh a truthful laugh
And I will be myself
I expect us all to be so
Forever And A DayTime goes by so slowForever And A Day10 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Atop those golden slopes
Where Heaven and Earth meet
Upon the daylight's seat
Casting light upon my love
My aloof, shining dove
Hither do we stay
Lest we lose our way
Spending time together;
Our relationship remains unweathered.
So we sit and we speak
Of love and lifes peak,
And again we waste away
Forever and a day.
The Heart Grows FonderThe truth about loveThe Heart Grows Fonder11 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
It is cruel
To be ridiculed throughout
To be asked your feelings
As if they really care, the harpies
To finally unite
To take the leap of faith
To grab hold
To envision horrors
Confirmed by all others
Whether they believe it or not
To calm yourself
To stop time
To break a heart
Before it breaks others
To be ridiculed
Said by betters
Once with dirty coins
To have tears cleanse them
What a sick world
To see how far minds bend
Before being broken
By a set heartbreak
For the amusement of all
Nigh their time of love
As the cycle starts anew
Lesser connections break
For only one bond remains
The bond to be broken by all
And shining coins
What a sick world indeed
HierarchyDespotism will be set in stoneHierarchy10 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
For there is man
Who squander and torment for a feeling of remembrance
Be it a moment
Or a millennia
A plethora of reasons for it to be
A sense of belonging
Or a void never to be filled by such tedious acts
Yet they continue on their quest
To a reward desecrated
Through the footsteps of millions before them
As they too search
Carrying the burden of emptiness within them
As they step forward
All for not
TruthWhat of it?Truth9 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
This is the epitome of existence and all our knowledge
And yet it is twisted
Shaped to the minds of us all
In the way our truth is fitting
To make it easier to cover up
As others accept it
And live on
Unaware they now live with a lie
What have we become?
It should not be a burden
Nor a privilege
It should remain a foundation
For us all
For each and all
With vindictive thoughts
Entwined within your draconian hearts
I implore your silence
As the truth will be
When lies protrude from your sickening being
A Blind Man's Vision of RaptureI walk upon a dark road dreary,A Blind Man's Vision of Rapture9 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
but though I walk I grow not weary
I do not see and have no hearing;
My heart burns and my eyes are searing.
Through morning dew the sun does peak,
but leaves a land that now is bleak.
Dawn broken down by the sky once sown;
Dusk heralding this beckoning unknown-
Heralding a fallen angel weeping
who beckons me with her broken leaping.
She prances through the dim-lit dusk
Headed for the Moon's unholy husk.
Light now gone and angels fallen,
spores of evil spread their pollen.
God once divine now Devil in disguise;
This I see with unseeing eyes.
i've never been a thing worth lovingi've never been a thing worth lovingi've never been a thing worth loving10 months ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
and someone else has been calling me sweetheart,
and it feels so wrong
listening to someone else laugh
and call me cute
on the phone,
it feels so wrong
letting someone else tell me
(and the sad thing is
you probably think
that this poem is about
Where I Am FromWhere I Am From6 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
I am from the coldest days
Gravel and moonlight danced past the trembling eyes
From the blistering sunlight, never wavering
To the malicious stars to cackle above
I am from the mind’s eye
“I see you, little one.”
Whispered above my form
“Save me from my troubled youth!”
The settling night
Crying and ringing was never so longed for
I am from the rolling hills and stinging dirt
To enlighten this disintegrating community
But never to be so
As mythology has not been as prominent
Or childhood wonder so desired
I am from the refreshing morning dew
Stimulating my senses to stay in perception
A world created through disappointment
To tremble as you swelter in the summer heat
Not known to all
The world and emotional crux for some
I am from tranquility
Nipping and lapping at my mind
So close to see
How it haunts me so
Freak OutFreak Out8 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Lost are those fading into powerful effluvium
Be it moments
Also so long ago
The perpetual feelings and tones of emotions nonexistent
The wholehearted chatter and feel of paramnesia
Caressed tightly ever long before the nights end
Returning to the drawl and unmoving fixations of reality
Until the night comes once again
Dear DoctorDon't let them inside my mind if you can help itDear Doctor1 year ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
There are things far worse than their nightmare
For all of the day I do naught but sit
And think up evils to which none can compare
Run them off, dear doctor, however you can
Don't let them twist their minds like mine
Do not let them cease to be less than man
And do not let them cease their pristine shine
I was once a man who is a man no longer
And I infect all those who seek but a peek
Do not let them inside my mind, dear doctor
Lest into this world you allow the devil to leak.
EmoFor all who call us differentEmo10 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
I tell them to back off
As I support my scars
The burden and convenience
To be one left alone
To be befriended by those who understand
To be pulled down to darkness
With others joining around
Their scars held high
We've heard it before
"Why live at all?" We are asked
With the retort; "Why do you?"
I have seen the highest peaks, and the darkest depths of a life worth living.
Wait your turn, you will experience the pain shown on our tattered skin
You will cry out for a companion, and we will leave you be
To leave you in darkness, as we step towards the dawn
Our scars glistening in the light
You say we are in the wrong
Who is unloved now?
Whatever Will Be, Will BePast phenomenon eternally incisedWhatever Will Be, Will Be4 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Evading my disquieted noesis
So many saturnine times to reminisce
A multitude of warm smiles scantly impressing my fixated modality
To what end?
Memories diminish over time
Scars do not
They remain strong
Regardless of our yearning to be ridded of them
Reminding us all of the life we live
Life is life
Interpreted for centuries
And millennia to come
So think as you wander this enigma of existence
Reflecting back to repressed times
We all have lived
Therefore, we all have felt pain
Some more than others could imagine
Be mindful of your actions
Sometimes a smile is all it takes
To keep a person remaining in this world
Whatever this existence is
Life is life
So make the best of it my friends
The Soldier's Letter To HomeI write this from my death bedThe Soldier's Letter To Home10 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
My eyes fading in the light
Drowned in crimson red,
Drowned in shaking fright.
The enemy has won
The war now has ended
And though killed by my son
May his sins be ammended.
For this is Civil War
I cannot change the tide
So from you I implore
Do what is right.
Bury me somewhere nice
Near, and fair to look at
And forgive my son his sins;
For in war, no one wins.
How You Remind MeWhy must you remind?How You Remind Me1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
of the past I left behind?
You make the faces in the wind,
howl their stinging reprimand,
Why must you remind?
of the light I failed to find?
Infectious blindness without a spark,
forged my chains within the dark,
Why must you remind?
of the angel who was so kind?
The warmth of fire in her eyes,
only hastened her burning demise,
Why must you remind?
of the voice who'd always grind?
The snake that somehow learned to bark,
whose words never missed their mark,
Why must you remind?
of the soul that has resigned?
The one person who I cannot see,
the one person who is me.
The GoddessWhen she walks her hips sway like a hypnotist's watchThe Goddess2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
All the men stare and follow her lure wherever she goes
When she turns to them her perky breasts call out
Instincts take over, friends become foes before her
The men tustle to get their chance with the goddess
Standing before her gaze they see wanton eyes
Her lush lips say hello and ask their names
The men tell her all about themselves
There is little truth to the stories they tell
They must stand out above their rivals
They must taste her sex appeal
They must continue talking
They ask her nothing of herself
They feel they've seen all she has to offer
They'll never really know what's held within her body
That the heart behind her bosom is filled with love and poetry
One Worthless Little HumanWhat could it be that's overcoming meOne Worthless Little Human1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
This unwanted feeling of imperfection
The fear of being judged and trapped away from "free"
The wish for a resurrection
Into someone else interesting and new
Someone i could possibly consider almost as beautiful as you
I just couldn't live up to your standards
As much as you try and make me believe its true
That you love me as much as you do
However hard you try
it just doesn't seem to make sense
Me? More then ugly?
I'm just a disgrace
One worthless little human, that can't keep up with your pace
Don't try and convince me
I'm already stuck
On these truthful thoughts
That betray my "good luck"
Living In The FutureTaking with me selective memoriesLiving In The Future10 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
of times that were so much better
so unlike those I live in now
shattering my hopes and my dreams.
Hoping for a day, perhaps tomorrow
when I can rightfully say I feel good
though all I know at the moment tells me
that that day is not today.
The Fallen Angel's SorrowLook upon my face in anguishThe Fallen Angel's Sorrow10 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Erased is the beauty I had
Look upon my body in sorrow
Deformed beyond recognition.
But though I am now a monster
Please, listen one last time to me.
Cry not for the man that I am
but for the heart that I once had.
For though I am a monster, I still love you so much.