A Dangerous ManHe came into town on a cold, dry wind
Kicking up dust and blowing sand
The sun dimmed for a moment that day
The howling wind seemed to say
“He has the look of a dangerous man”
His eyes were hot and black as ash
Glaring at those whom he passed
A gun at his hip and a hidden knife
Surely he ended countless lives
Whispers rose like the hiss of snakes
“It’s plain to see, anyone can
He must be a dangerous man”
Not a word he spoke as he came through town
His mouth twisted in a constant frown
His footsteps echoed in an empty street
The locals hid when he came around
They closed windows with a tinny creek
Trying to avoid the dangerous man
He checked the inn where he planned to stay
The keeper shivered from his gaze
The man paid up front and spoke no words
That betray the thoughts of a dangerous man
The locals gathered around and spoke in fear
The Sheriff ran to grab his gear
The Pastor called out to his god
They wailed and cried out for a plan
Save us from this dan
CigaretteHe breathed her In like smokeCigarette2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
She was the nicotine in his veins
She'd kill him from the inside
Fill his lungs and heart with pain
In return he'd suck out her life
Until she was nothing but ash
Once a burning hot ember
But her time has come to pass
Now, the two have tangoed
In a dance of passionate death
He drained her dry completely
She'd taken his last breath
Both of them have lost and won
For their own jurisdiction
Of course it's only natural
Love is an addiction
The PainI watch the pain seep out my arm,The Pain2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The tears and memories flow.
Despite how it looks,
It causes no harm,
It relieves my pain,
For a second I watch it all go.
I am sick of doing this to myself,
This is where I always turn.
I hear a voice tell me its okay,
Everytime I turn to the blade.
I now feel so numb,
the blood starts to flow,
There’s a minute of happiness,
but the scars are the only thing left to show.
I watch the pain seep out my arm,
The tears and memories flow.
Despite how it looks,
It causes no harm,
It relieves my pain,
For a second I watch it all go.
LifeWhen visions came up my mindLife2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
And passion took over my heart
I have decided what I wanted
To live with dreams that I have
Being free from oneself
Opening the eyes of my heart
Not skipping any moment
Seeing things once in my sight
Falling in love
Flying like a dove
Living a meaningful life
MurdererIt’s so easy to take a life at any given time.Murderer2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
But I’m in a good mood…
…so I’ll settle for that spider.
Kill it before it lays eggs.
It’s so easy. Too easy.
Shut the blinds;
Close the door.
You don’t want anyone to see this.
Bring her to her knees. Watch her scream.
What a beautiful scene.
Life is a cruel joke,
Is there a point to all this?
There has to be, right?
He grew up to be the tallest tree
Just to be burned down.
That’s too bad.
No one will remember him anyway.
Friend says she feels alive when she’s dying.
How do I reply?
Whatever, I’ll say something.
Murder these feelings.
They don’t exist if we hide them.
We’re all killers.
Shall we talk about it instead?
Sleep Paralysis It was happening again. Sam's heart raced rapidly; pounding so hard against his chest he was surprised he could not hear it. Sweat rolled off of his forehead, drenching the pillow beneath him. His eyes opened on their own accord and searched the near pitch black of his room, as if willing themselves to discover the source of his fear. His mind was fully awake, and his thoughts raced through his head. However, he was unable to move a single muscle.Sleep Paralysis2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
He tried desperately to regain control of his body. With his thoughts he reached out to his hands, trying to will them to move, but they lay like dead limbs. He tried to bring his fingers to life, hoping he could at least control the smallest of his digits, but could not. He was aware of them, and could feel every part of his body, but they seemed to belong to something else, like phantom limbs outside his command.
This had happened before. In fact,
StarsI reached for the stars,Stars2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Longing for the strength and brilliance they held.
But my hand came back with shards of glass, streaked with blood.
Jagged pieces dug into my palm, broken fragments of a dream.
For stars are not meant to claimed or owned,
But acknowledged and gazed at from a distance.
Their world is not the same as yours,
And they do not wish to be confined and limited,
By your personal desires.
The Men Beneath the StonesA thousand people standThe Men Beneath the Stones2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
With their arms held high
Waiting in the cold
Beneath a clear blue sky
For the sound of gunshots
And the trumpets to play
As they stand on the ground
Where the soldiers lay
They will cheer and clap
As the soldiers walk by
And pay tribute to stones
With the cold tears they cry
But there is no man
Standing behind the stones
And their words mean nothing
When he died alone
When the day is over
They will cease to care
For the people who fight
They are no longer aware
But life does not change
For the people who fought
And the war is not over
And never will be forgot
So remember every day
Don’t just pay tribute to stones
Beneath them are the men
Who never could go home
Lune 01.01Need I splitLune 01.012 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
To find you?
Could I Send You The StarsCan I send you the stars?Could I Send You The Stars2 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
A million twinkling lettters
Waiting above your head each night to be read
In gentle melody like midnight lullabies
For the girl I dearly wish could hear them.
Can I borrow your moon?
I know without it your nights may feel empty
But I envy its lovely radiance shining
Upon those two eyes
I wish I could see wish I could gaze into
So instead could I borrow your Moon?
And gaze into it hoping I'll find the loveliness
Of your eyes there instead.
Could I steal your Sun?
And pocket it's millions
And millions of memories
Of lightly caressing you with its rays
Knowing the feel of every beautifully delicate
Part of you for every day of every year..
Could I lease your dreams?
And reside there with you
Underneath our stars' gentle lullabies
And beneath the Moon's loving gaze
Away from the Sun's prying rays
Since you're all I really need.
So could I send you the stars
And hope they'll send my love too?
Crimson SnowThe washed-up man sat, sighed,Crimson Snow2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Frowned painfully, frozen to the bones.
On the pub's most disgusting wooden seat
He took his sweaty coat off
His shoulders bore the weight of his sorrows.
A single malt in one hand, breathing smoke from the other
His evasive gaze looking through the mucky window,
Crimson snow spread on the ground
He came for this soprano organ of hers
Captivated, lured like a whiting
The most amazing siren amongst sirens,
Whose freezing voice heated his heart up
He already forgot that recently,
Crimson snow fell over
He craved such a bonfire, a succubus,
Wished she could be his. On the humming pub,
Empty horny skulls, yet full of deaf silliness,
No one ever heard about the sound of
Crying crimson snow
His mind was now clear, full of wonderment. Forgotten sorrows.
The invigorated man put his silky coat on, gave a faint scowl,
Then left the smoke-filled pub, whistling t
#006 Ghost TrainA gambler of love#006 Ghost Train2 years ago in Emotional More Like This
The king of the cards
A tactical player
The thief of many hearts
A message with no answer
The meaningless thing
A day without night
The marriage without a ring
A white page in a book
The heart without beat
A forgotten jacket on a hook
The taken empty seat
A clock without time
The story without meaning
A sun without a shine
The house without a ceiling
A railroad to misery
This is what you are
A ghost train in which
I have traveled too far
SnowFalling, falling white;Snow2 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
kamikaze soldiers in
the darkest of nights.
There's Never An Easy Way To Put Thisi don't want the lightThere's Never An Easy Way To Put This2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
in your eyes
to be extinguished
but there's no words i
can say that will
unbreak your heart.
AwayYou used to be afraid to lose me,Away2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
so why am I the one that is in pain from your absence?
You used to look at me like I was the only girl you saw,
now I'm just another lost in the crowd.
You used to embrace me like you never wanted to let go,
now you don't come near enough to touch me.
You used to say you loved me,
but I guess that went away.
Stars Wish on People TooDefine me when you take swigsStars Wish on People Too2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
the number of your hair.
The unmoving frames
of your Sunday musings
whisper in caps lock;
they want to be forgotten-
they told me,
like I could save you from myself
I’ve always wondered
what it would be like
to play the piano
with my feet on an acoustic run;
the shadow that isn’t friends
with the light like a body part
I’ve always known,
but never quite seen.
I sugarcoat myself
hanging by mere fiction,
a pendulum and a metronome
What are we but allusions
to the people behind us,
ambivalence to the rivers
that never meet the ocean.
It’s frightening how
we’ve been lost for years
but no one’s come to find us.
Dusk it seems
is the lesser of two evils,
midnight is just too mysterious.
BurdenThe cuffs get tighter,Burden2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I try to wiggle free.
I can no longer be a fighter,
With these chains bounding me.
This burden is so heavy,
I can’t bear it anymore.
More and more I am ready,
To die forevermore.
I don’t know what to do,
I’m sick of living with this pain.
I need some help through,
pills, razors, or just about anything.
The cuffs are getting tighter,
I just want to be free.
I am no longer a fighter,
These chains have overpowered me.
Wander to nowhereA ghostly walk on the autumnal pavementWander to nowhere2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Even my own shadow is gleaming more
Than the empty shell of my body.
As I keep wandering, on this endless pit
Picky starving crows are looking down on me
The leftovers of my thoughts order me to die out.
This path of glory I've kept away from, it might be gone.
My dignity and pride, where have you fled?
I'm searching for the graveyard of redemption
Where my promises are all buried
Shot down by my deceit's gun.
Will you ever forgive me?
As I'm standing there, the icy silence blows ;
As time goes by, the ruthless mutism of yours
Reckons that time for forgiveness hasn't come yet.
Missing you.Waking up to a day with no meaning, staring at the ceiling, thinking about leaving, feeling the grieving, aiming to have faith in believing, the sun is beaming, my soul is bleeding.––Just finished dreaming about something I don't want to be seeing, opening my eyes to harsh n heavy breathing, wishing I could wake up from this life i'm suddenly leading.Missing you.2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Feeling all sad, focusing on the bad, forgetting i'm alive, picking at life like a scab, getting awfully mad, as I remember what I once had, how it's come and gone like a crazy messed up fad, can't believe i've lost my dad. What once used to sing, is now deafening, that's the thing about unconditional love, it kills you after it stings. I feel like i don't belong, in my own fucking song, singing along to prolong forgetting what comes after it all goes wrong.
I'm left with just me, drowning in a fucking sea; of my own wish to flee. I just wanna be free from this third degree–– kinda pain, it's insane, what made sens
Think about it.Whether you believe in heaven and hell, reincarnation, that you just become the earth once you're gone, or that you cross over to someplace unknown. All these beliefs can still come to an agreement –– we are not our body. This is a temporary state, and it is as fleeting as the thought of it.Think about it.2 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
Where does that leave us?
That leaves us contemplating existence in this transient state. Coming to a thousand and one conclusions about something as unknown to us as birth while it's happening to us.
We were all born correct? Now we're all alive for the moment, and we know the inevitable - our bodies will stop while we, may also stop, or we may continue without it.
This is as mind-blowing as it gets, and this is our lives.
Right now, whatever your now may be (which is all equally relevant and true) is it.
Why fight with our own.
Why discriminate against our own.
Why judge our own, when we're all part of the infinite all.
Why bother with the superficial? Unless we believe ourselves to b
What is Lost, What can be FoundWe have ended humanity. We've seen love and hate brought together in one till we could no longer tell the difference. We've been through life, death and a thousand apocalypses, all lies we believed to be true.What is Lost, What can be Found2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
We've grown expecting to inherit the earth, and lived in the delusions we had learned. But when we came to see what we had earned, we found there was nothing left to value.
We watched the slow and painful death of God and cheered as we nailed his coffins shut, then felt the emptiness that followed in his wake. We cried lonely tears and found nothing to comfort them. We called out for the voice we had silenced, and realized in despair the truth of what we had done. With a thousand voices we cried out in anguish "our God is dead, and we are the ones who killed him."
His passing left a void inside us, a hole we never realized was there. He had never truly filled it, but left it obscured behind the smoke and mirrors of satin and silk. To confuse the joy something gave us with sadne
Your Eloquent ObscenitiesI've never loved so much pain,Your Eloquent Obscenities1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
and I'm still not sure I do,
your little outbursts
of everything unenjoyable
are what I enjoy just fine.
It seems that most of the word-fall
pouring incessantly out of your mouth
consists of a myriad of expletives,
water formed of eloquent obscenities,
it's this water that I find
the most refreshing.
Maybe I'm insane to think that.
Ten Reasons Why...1. When you couldn’t sleep the night before because you were too busy thinking about her, but you don’t even mind.Ten Reasons Why...2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
2. When you can’t find your car keys to leave his house and he says, “Well, sweetheart, I guess you’re stuck with me.”
3. When you get in a fight with her but can’t stay mad ‘cause she’s just too damn cute.
4. When he kisses you on the forehead and you remember why you fell in love with him in the first place.
5. When you’re holding hands with her and your friends are around, laughing at you—but it doesn’t matter anymore because, hell, you’re in love!
6. When you watch him tickle his little sister and think how he’d make a great father one day.
7. When you wish you could wake up every morning beside her and realize you’re already there.
8. When he smiles at the world with a cute, cocky grin like he knows as long as you’re together, nothing else matters, and you can’