I'd call you my shooting star...I'd call you my shooting star,I'd call you my shooting star...2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
but you are much more rare.
I'd call you my precious moon,
but you shine brighter than any moon dare.
I'd call you my sunshine,
but you've never burnt my skin.
I'd call you my family,
but only by soul are we made kin.
I'd call you my friend,
but you mean much more to me.
I'd call you my world,
but then there'd be others to see.
I'd call you my life,
but we shall never part.
I'd call you my apple pie,
but your sweeter than any tart.
I'd call you my rose,
but you are always in season.
I'd call you my deep, blue sea
But you never break for no good reason.
In short I don't know what to call you.
Your name fits alright...
My life support,
My living angel,
Please make it through tonight.
At What PointAt what point do you decide to live?At What Point2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
To kiss away the knife of your mind
As it bleeds into your core
Cleaving your sanity
At what point do you breathe?
To inhale your heartbeat
So as to remind you
There’s air in this world
At what point do you hope?
To cross one star to another, amongst a sea of black
Knowing that what’s dark
Will only help stir the brightest of lights
At what point do you value?
To be indebted to the ground that you were raised
And walk its path
With a rightful stride
At what point do you concede?
To let these words pry their way in
Nestling with you
Rousing your conscience
2013 Vincent Cuccolo
Sunrise (with or without you)I can't stop blaming myselfSunrise (with or without you)2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
And all my inability to cope
I often think bad things about myself
However, eventually, I may find some hope.
The sun will shine with or without you
Either you're with me or not
Even if you can't seem to choose
I won't wait any longer to watch.
So if you really do care about me
And you wish to truly be mine
Take your position right beside me
Make it quick, it's almost sunrise.
Open wide, come inside.You have to open up your beautiful eyes, drop the disguise, look up to the skies and see all the light––the reasons to fight, stop procrastinating, and do what's right, don't waste your night, the time is here––Open wide, come inside.2 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
it's all so clear, don't believe what you see, it's not what it appears.––
It's all staged by your peers, whispering in your ears, while you adhere–– to the rules, become one of those fools, those useless apparently-educated-tools, that misrule the schools, use all the fuels, pee in all the pools, and use us all like mules––take all our jewels, tell us to keep our cool––
while they fuck us in the ass, no dinner first––no class. We take it without a whimper, let me make it a little simpler–– they're all using and abusing, we're all bruising and losing snoozing––
to keep it all in line, it appears to be all fine, when they wine, and dine you, blind you and reassign you, und
you're just a question marki met you so long agoyou're just a question mark2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
but back then our bodies were made of metal
and nowadays they’re made of the blades of
grass and dirt settling
underneath my fingernails.
my fingers are having a hard time
reaching the keys and
my organs are shaking mostly because i haven’t
eaten in two days but also
because i’m worried about the things you're doing to yourself.
we didn’t meet very long ago at all but it feels like forever ago
and you say you don’t know me
that you don’t know anyone
but baby you're turning into a skeleton and i’m peeling back my skin
to try and reach my bones, just like you.
i hope you're happy,
i’m covering the hard wood floors now
the bits and pieces splattered.
they are calling it a suicide but i’m calling it
a way to see my brain and
just how dark it has become, and honestly
i don’t want you to try and see about your’s.
i’m mourning the loss of my heart and wish you weren’t either -
Your Flaws are BeautifulYour Flaws are BeautifulYour Flaws are Beautiful3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I honestly can't stand you
And your beautiful words,
The way they sing
And the way
You just cut into your skin
And let yourself leak out.
You are too perfectly
Your flaws are beautiful
And oh so real,
And your story is one
That is impossible to tell.
Your story tells itself.
True FearTrue Fear3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I sit and watch as my happiness runs around me
I look down tears begin to form under my eyes
they spill on to the floor my happiness stops
and comes to my side i pick it up and throw it
it lands across the room it falls to the floor hurt
I feel a smile come to my face a sinister smile
i get up and look at the happiness lay there
emotionless i laugh it tries to get up but it knows
it's been defeated I walk away i talk to myself " I
will never need that rotten thing no now that ive
got hate" i walk only stopping when i reach the window
I look down and on the window's edge I go
I sit watching as the world turns dark, children
becoming monsters adults ready to leave this
place this world of hate and torror I begin to laugh
"this place is a bitter world always being taken over
by the things we always push away" I jump down talking
to the air "the one true thing to fear... Is the fear of being
taken over" and down i fall untill my emotionless body
lays on the ground leaving this place of ter
SinSensuous dark eyes ariseSin3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
silently through midnight veils,
sumptuously emerging to full height,
silver-tongued laughter stimulating
shudders down the spine, like finger caresses,
sky clad nymphs basking beneath his gaze within
shimmering pools of light casting serpentine shadows.
SmileAlways smiling shylySmile3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
because she never liked her smile,
she never thought it was perfect,
always so self-conscious,
trying to hide somehow what she disliked.
Until someone came along,
looked at her
and said her smile was perfect.
He told her there was nothing more beautiful that her smile.
He said that he could spend hours looking at her smiling
and that he loved to see her laughing.
Then she lifted her head
and smiled broadly from then on,
a big smile,
a happy smile
from side to side,
just for that one
who gets weak in the knees
when she smiles.
Sometimes we need someone else
to see what is good in us.
shattering glass and stars.some people can't see the stars.shattering glass and stars.2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
it's not blindness that constricts them
but rather the deafness and the ignorance
inside their eyes.
and [although they can't hear]
the sound of glasses
brings tears to their eyes
because they wonder if this is what the stars sound like
but the funny thing is
all they can see in the night sky
are little airplanes
they're mistaking for stars.
BeautyI'd rather wear flowers in my hairBeauty2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
forming a delicate chain,
than diamonds around my neck
covering my tender blue veins
For with every precious petal
and every lucent leaf
I'm a living lesson
teaching beauty cannot be bought,
but rather it grows and flourishes
with every living thought
You killed it all.You clapped with my heart in your hands.You killed it all.2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
You ran with my soul in your shoe.
You slept with my future under your mattress.
You killed it all.
© Rocio Belinda Mendez
AbsenceSilent?Absence2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Still as a statue
Silent as death
Wheres the clock?
Time is nothing
Lost in forever
The silent girl lies
His and her love."Don't let go", he said,His and her love.2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
she complied, as he bled.
"I love you more than life,
my one and only; my wife.
––Don't cry for me baby,
just promise to never forget me"
She wept and held him tight,
shaking, in the cold of night.
She pulled out the blade,
his vision began to fade.
"I refuse to let you go,
you know that you're my beau.
Stay with me… right now,
don't leave me like this…how?
I can't love you more than this,
nothing comes close to when we kiss.
WE have to be kept alive!,
let's BOTH fall and take the dive!
you and me… in the dark…
forever igniting…our spark…
I said I'd die for you, I meant it."
tears fell down his face as she said it.
"It has all lead up to this instant,
you and I, our existence...
We'll rise up to the sky,
we'll be together when we die.
Just me… and you,
Forever in my heart.
you are my missing part."
She grabed the knife on the floor,
and lay still, by his side forever more.
"I love yo
life lessons.laugh a little,life lessons.2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
love a lot.
you'll get your heart broken
so maybe not,
but who am i
to call the shots?
sadness will consume you
if you allow it to.
happiness is a few steps away,
but it's up to you to find its path
& don't forget,
nothing will last.
take what you get
& work for what you want.
know that something will set
but waiting will get you nowhere.
be kind to those you love
so they'll know that you're there.
play the hand you're dealt
& gamble what you want.
learn to deal
because all of it is real.
learn your lessons
before you play them out.
know them thoroughly
before you get out.
magmawe would sit and discussmagma2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
the way crystals would form
when magma cooled,
(ignoring the irony
of drinking water all the while).
and in that time, i realized
that if i were magma,
i wouldn't want to harden into stone,
no matter how beautiful.
i am magma
and magma, however crude,
and i never wanted
to be set in stone,
let alone become it.
Woadwaxenhoney-heat boilsWoadwaxen2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
under the blued skin
of the daydreamer;
sun-soft metaphors hanging
from seraph wings & in between
yellowed nerve cells
Dream for a better todayA meadow dotted in flowersDream for a better today2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Is a place so far away;
A home to go back to, a family to love
Is a dream for a better today.
Must we wallow in misery?
Must we drown in despair?
A day when there is no more threat of tears
Is a dream for a better today.
I am trapped in a cage of darkness,
Starving for a thing called the Light.
A day when I can feel the sunshine's warmth
Is a dream for a better today.
But this is my reality
And dreams are not going to change my fate.
The day when I follow my dreams and learn to be free
Is a dream for a better today.
So I will remain in my tiny little cage,
And I will suffocate in my sadness.
For a dream of another life
Is a dream for a better today
That will never, ever become reality.
S h a t t e r e d.What is she supposed to doS h a t t e r e d.3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
when the whole world is against her?
Everything she touches shatters
into a million tiny shards,
until it resembles the pathetic pieces of her broken heart
and withers away to nothing.
She'll watch the dust float away on the merciful wind,
until it is just an image
forever etched into her mind.
She'll be satisfied in knowing that it, at least,
will finally be safe from this hell on Earth.
FoolishYou know that sayingFoolish2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Ill never really let myself
Believe that somebody loves me
Well at one point
I let myself believe it
That you actually
And truly loved me
And it was the greatest
In the entire world
Shone a little brighter
But that was my mistake
Cause you really didnt
Theres a reason for that saying
Its meant to protect you
I guess Ive
Learned my lesson now
The walls that once
Came tumbling down
Are being rebuilt
And this time
Nothing is going to
Bring them back down.
Wish I Could ShowWish I could show how you make me feel.Wish I Could Show2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
It doesn't seem like you think it's real.
But somehow you got me so bad.
You're the best thing that I ever had.
And now that I want you so,
I'm afraid of when love you don't show.
You make me such a nervous mess.
My sanity you've put to the test.
You say that you can't read me.
Can't you tell, you're all that I see.
I wish I could just show you,
Exactly what it is that you do.
You've got me high up on a cloud.
If you stay here, I'll never come down.
Just please don't break my heart.
Without you, I will fall apart.
The Music BoxThe music box is broken, mom.The Music Box2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I need that song to sleep.
It soothes my soul-
It calms my fears.
As the darkness crawls-
The music box is broken, mom
so please sing me a song.
I turn to you-
My ears are drawn,
but you're not here-
The music box is broken, mom.
The monsters want to eat me;
In fear, I shake
My music box needs fixing, mom
or I need someone to sing,
but the silence is 'consuming'-
I cannot hear a thing.
I try but can't find sleep, mom;
I just lie there all alone.
I clutch my broken music box.
In misery, I moan.
My music box is broken, mom.
I need its serenade,
but no one's here to help me.
I feel afraid-
Return to me and sing, mom,
gift me your 'melodies'..
Hum me out a tune, mom
and put my restless soul at ease.
You've Endured So Many Storms That You Became OneYou have endured so many storms that you became one.You've Endured So Many Storms That You Became One2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Your mother was a tsunami.
Her emotions came in waves
and crashed down on you like
“this is all your fault”.
Her high-tide flooded your basement.
There’s water damage in your roots.
She taught you how to swim when you were five years old,
but somehow you’ve been drowning for seventeen years.
You once told me that you hid all the knives in your house
so that the waves wouldn’t carry them away.
Your father was a thunderstorm.
His voice shook your house so much,
I could have almost sworn that you lived by train tracks.
His thought clouds
generated enough electricity to light up your neighborhood.
When his lightning cracked you’d count
to see how far away his hand was from your face
before the friction in his bones was too much for him to bear.
You have endured so many storms that you became one.
You are an earthquake,
and my heart is your San Andreas Fault