Sticks and StonesYou heard if sticks and stonesSticks and Stones2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
were ham-handedly tossed,
the bones may break
but the person would not
You heard words could never hurt,
so you tried throwing them too,
what the person had been through
And you continued tossing
not realizing you were wrong,
until one stone remained
when they could no longer hold on:
Die AloneI take apart her heartDie Alone1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
And lay the pieces down
In a circular form.
Let her bleed a work of art.
I forgot I’m crazy.
I’ll whisper my secrets
Only if she promises
To die here alone with me.
Young LoveI was so youngYoung Love1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
when I first heard
the beats of my heart
pulse lightly upon my ribcage;
my toothpick bones
to the powerful palpitations
And I was still young
when I heard again
the throbs of my heart
pound forcefully upon my ribcage;
my metal bar bones
to the butterfly-wing beats
So you better hurry, boy
as my ribs are becoming
thick as steel,
and you’ll soon need a metal cutter
to reach my heart
(And I don’t want to get damaged in the process of being loved).
To CryHave you ever cried so much,To Cry2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
that your eyes burn?
It hurts to close them,
but it hurts worse leaving them open,
and seeing the reality in front of you.
Why am I such an outsiderWhy am I such an outsider?Why am I such an outsider4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Why do people feel they have to run
and laugh at me?
Why do other people feel they have A RIGHT
to abuse and use me?
Why does everybody try to touch me?
Like they want to **** me?
I'm human too. I have feelings.
I can listen to the same music you do.
I can wear the same cloths as you do.
I can do my hair the same way you do.
I just choose not to.
I'm not some kind of alien freak that wants
to eat your brains.
How can the saying we're all alike more than
we're different be so true but at the same time
such a lie.
I see you when the mask comes down.
You're like me and you know it.
So why do you keep excluding me?
Another Fallen OneThere was a lady on telly today,Another Fallen One2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Talking from a land far away;
Her kid had died,
Torn apart from the inside.
The kid had hung herself in the family bathroom.
The lady was crying,
You could hear her heart dying
And mine did too.
I could've been that kid,
What with all the things I did
And my family could've been her;
Left with nothing but despair.
I envy the kid
For doing what she did.
I thank the kid,
Making me think about what I nearly did.
I mourn the kid,
Gone because of what others did.
Don't ever think you wouldn't be missed,
Because there's always that person
Who'll miss you,
Praying you'll pull through
Until memories of your smile is all they have.
StainedIt's a lie, saying words will never harm. They do, so much more than a punch.Stained2 years ago in Emotional More Like This
You can't see it but I'm stained, covered with an ink that cannot be scrubbed away. Words people have said have stained me from the inside out. They will never disappear, I will have them forever as tattoos I never wanted.
I was scared, terrified what people would think when they saw the ink on me. The broken voice inside me called to hide so I did, I hid behind make up and a mask. No one could see what had been done to me, how I truly was inside.
All because of what was said to me.
Words are very powerful but instead of harming, can't we use that power for good? Say good things to help heal, instead of harsh words to see tears.
I'm already black with ink, I refuse to watch another be stained like me. Yet so many people do and they make me sick. Isn't it about time to speak up, to show our stains?
I wear them proudly now, using my stains to help protect others from the same fate. I'm not afraid, not any
Red ScreamsSmiling at me, shiny silver teethRed Screams2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Begging my wrist
For one chaste
Grinning at me, that evil smirk
Making my heart pound
So sharp so
I know I
And really I
Arm’s too full of blood
From attempts to
Join the stars.
Photo album of
My diary of my
I am still
Forget YouI just want to forget.Forget You1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Forget your face,
Forget your smile,
But I know I can’t,
Because forgetting you,
Would be forgetting a part of me.
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.
Walking...TAB PLZWalking...6 years ago in Science Fiction More Like This
Have to keep walking.
Have to keep my head down.
Have to stay unseen, or else They'll find us. My boots crunched in the snow-coated sidewalks.
Have to walk as if I'm not scared for my life.
Have to walk as if I'm not scared for Melanie's life.
My gloved hand squeezed a little tighter around the small, innocent hand wrapped in mine. From under my hood, I glanced down at my daughter to make sure she was okay. Her little brown curls bounced with her little wobbly steps and her hazel eyes, so full of light and unawareness, looked around in awe at the scenery of the slum-like houses that lined either side of the street like solemn soldiers who knew they were going to die. Are we going to die?
I looked quickly away from Melanie. I couldn't die. I couldn't let Melanie die. She had so much more to live for. She didn't know anything, but if she did, she would truly be in danger. If she was ever considered to be a threat, even
MadnessMy life has been surroundedMadness2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
by lies and careless flight-
Is it strange I love the madness
but not the actual fight?
MonstersWhen I was little I was scared of the dark. Scared is actually putting it mildly. I was petrified beyond all belief of the dark.Monsters1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
I always wanted a night light on and the door firmly closed. I'd ask my mom three times to check under my bed for monsters and four for my closet (there was more space for something to hide in there).
Nothing was ever there though. At least that my mom could see.
No creepy monster that would bite off your toes if they dangled off the bed, no masked villain waiting to sweep into my room from the depths of my messy closet or even a man with fiery eyes and a beard as black as ink to creak open my door.
"There is no such thing as monsters." My sister would say when I complained the next morning of opening my eyes and seeing them standing over my bed, reaching out towards me. "You're such a baby."
I remember scoffing and yelling at her, saying that it had happened, that they weren't just the dark playing tricks on me.
Now that I'm older, I understand what the dark
Would You Miss Me?Would you miss me, if I said I’d die tomorrow?Would You Miss Me?2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Would you kiss me, as I lay there
In that six by four foot hollow?
Do you think that I would be remembered?
Or would my name burn to ash as soon as
My life is ended?
Could you not bear to be beside me?
Would you leave a grieving mother to think
I am where she should be?
Would you miss me, if I said I’d not be home?
I love you and if I had a choice then
I’d not leave you alone.
Take care of my family, tell them where to go
If they’re asking after me, where I am
Tell them you know
Would you tell me that you’d not loved completely?
Until we held hands and you knew that you were,
In love with me?
Would you ask for money that you think you’re due?
Or would you want the book of poetry,
That’s all about you?
Would you miss me?
As I hang up the phone for the last time
Would you miss me?
As you sit and hold yourself close
Like I do now your life is through
Would you miss me,
Like I still miss you?
Fly with meShinning within the more i seeFly with me2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Pulling so deep and i cant sleep,
My heart is beating with you i see,
The love is so deep for me to meet,
The wind will blow
our colors will fly
We will fall in love within
Night will fall we will sleep,
Dreaming and dreaming we will never meet,
My heart is pounding in my chest
My head is spinning, With you i rest,
Morning will come you will be gone,
But the colors remain so calm
It Doesn't EverI could tell you that the pain stopsIt Doesn't Ever1 year ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
But it doesn’t ever
And there’ll be something; the sky, the news, the weather
That’ll remind you of them.
I know how it kills that first night
Seeing their stuff
And you’ll scream but it’ll never be loud enough
For them to hear.
It feels like you’ve been shot
And you can’t breathe
Because you thought that they’d never leave
But now they have.
You’ll panic when it hits you
It’ll drag you down
When you forget their face, smile, frown
Anything at all.
Sometimes it gets better
And every time you see a hearse
All you see is theirs.
That hole in your aching heart
Won’t ever go away
The pain is there for good, to stay
You’ll never forget it.
SchizophreniaShh.Schizophrenia2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Look behind you.
"Are you okay?"
Shapes, forms, bodies, animals, plants
Shifting, moving, being
"What's wrong with you?"
You're a freak.
No one wants you.
You should kill yourself, let them out of their misery
Or we'll do the job for you.
"They're fake, you know."
No they're not.
"What are you doing?"
This is how I live.
Save me, from the monsters, the shadows
"What can I do?"
You can stop.
You can stop being ignorant
What You WantMaybe you want them to noticeWhat You Want2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Maybe you want them to see
Maybe you want them to care about
How you’re lost and lonely me.
Maybe you want them to ask
Maybe you want them to know
Maybe you want them to care about
How your happiness is a show.
Maybe you want them to quiet
Maybe you want them to listen
Maybe you want them to care about
How your blood does glisten.
Maybe you want them to leave you
Maybe you want them to die
Maybe you want them to care about
How your life’s just a lie.
Being A PawnHow horrible it is,Being A Pawn1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Stuck as a little pawn.
Only allowed one step forward,
And no steps back.
I wish I was a rook,
I could then step back,
And at least go left or right,
As far as I want.
A bishop would be nice,
Taking the odd path,
Going in the direction I see fit,
To meet my ends.
Or better yet as a knight,
Able to leap over my troubles,
Then conquer another,
As if I had no problems at all.
It's too much to ask to be a king,
To have everyone defending me,
Being able to step back,
And rethink my direction.
It is so rare,
But my little pawn
Can become a grand queen.
That is my dream,
To one day be strong,
To face all my troubles with power,
And finally be what I was destined to be.
The QuietI can't stand the quiet it let's me think too well,The Quiet1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
And reminds me too much of the past I cannot change.
Say SomethingSay something.Say Something2 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Allow the words to form as a hurricane
Amongst the tip of your tongue.
Force the voice within you outwards from your chest,
And cause the echo to slam against the walls,
You are broken,
And darling, you must beg
Have you not witnessed the crime of
The crime of
Into the fog of our own predicaments?
We are taught to fill our minds
With the hatred we have for them
And curve the bullet of cruelty
In order to penetrate our own
You are hurt,
Left here in an endless abyss
Of suffering and emotional destruction.
Wishing, dreaming, hoping,
Perhaps even craving
A gust of wind filled with realization
To lift us, carry us,
Upwards into reality.
Darling, you’re breaking.
Please,When you don't know what to say,Please,1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Don't say a single thing.
Just wrap your arms around me,
And every word has been said.
It Isn't Wrong...I used your words to form an apologyIt Isn't Wrong...2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Because I didn’t know another way
To make you acknowledge me
But I’m still here, you know
As much as I was a year ago
I’m going in blind and taking shots in the dark
But I’m pulling every word from the bottom of my heart
I’ve had a lot of time to see things straight
You’re someone that I love, that I could never hate
That’s why every time I tried forgetting about you
I couldn’t force myself to do what I had to do
Now I can see your pain, I’m sorry I put you through it
If there was one thing I could change
You know that I would undo it
I don’t want to live, I don’t want to breathe
The reason we’re like this is all because of me
I don’t want you to be yet another closing door
You think I could care less, darling, I couldn’t care more
Take away from this all the evidence you need
I miss you just as much as you say you miss me
I want this forced silence to come to
TattoosTattoos are evidenceTattoos2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
that sometimes we love something
we forever want it embedded
And even if the colors fade,
and the lines become wrinkled
Or even if we form a strong abhor;
an everlasting distaste for it,
the thing we loved
will forever be part of us
For like the ink it's written in,
true love lasts