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
Barely ContainedCurled up so tightBarely Contained7 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
that bones become
pliant and shift to
fit the imposition
of paws and sharp
ears, I feel you -
humming in my heart.
That tiny little space
that vibrates with
the subtle barely
of affection – are you
purring in my ribcage?
A little ball of raw
muscle wrapped in a
softness to protect it,
a furry shell to keep
it safe. The persistent
pressure and pawing
of an impatient feline
at dinner time – that’s
the weight on my heart
and the tugging at it
when I hear your name.
An ear twitches and
ripples ticklishly on the
inside of my clavicle
and I spasm it out;
I love you --
CigaretteHe breathed her In like smokeCigarette8 months 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
LifeWhen visions came up my mindLife7 months 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
The Men Beneath the StonesA thousand people standThe Men Beneath the Stones9 months 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
MurdererIt’s so easy to take a life at any given time.Murderer7 months 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?
StarsI reached for the stars,Stars7 months 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.
There's Never An Easy Way To Put Thisi don't want the lightThere's Never An Easy Way To Put This8 months 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.
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 Paralysis9 months 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,
Could I Send You The StarsCan I send you the stars?Could I Send You The Stars7 months 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?
Stars Wish on People TooDefine me when you take swigsStars Wish on People Too7 months 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.
The War Ain't OverThe war's never overThe War Ain't Over5 months ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Its always just beginning
Thinking of all the battles I've lost
Sends my brain spinning,
But the war ain't over
That much I know
So there's a chance I could take the reigns
And then I'd never let 'em go
But right now's another battle
Another hour of pain,
The enemies siege
When my smile started to wane
Under the crushing blows
Their words did to me
Though I suppose
I should be glad they weren't
Sticks and stones
Cause then where would I be?
And as my embarrassment mounts
Then comes their cavalry
Stabbing at what's left of my gaiety.
I call for a retreat
Cut the losses of my pride
Run back for shelter
And merely try to hide,
But waiting there's an ambush
Another standing infantry
All their guns dutifully
Pointing towards me.
I stand and accept their fire
Where else am I meant to go?
Here was supposed to be safe
This castle was supposed to be home.
So I pull myself together
I stride through their screams
Trying not to fall apart
Whilst they rip me to seams.
And the d
AwayYou used to be afraid to lose me,Away7 months 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.
#006 Ghost TrainA gambler of love#006 Ghost Train8 months 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
Bricks and MortarI’m fully aware that I’m alive.Bricks and Mortar8 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
And in this life, I find it hard to believe
that I could allow so many nights to
pass unnoticed and unaccompanied.
And in this world where seven billion
souls crawl over one another,
being alone is something of a miracle.
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.7 months 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
Just Remember...Just Remember...7 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
When a paper is thrown at your head
Stop your face from turning bright red
And someone is pulling your hair
Turn around and give them a glare
When insults pour down like rain
Just remember this won't be in vain
Head high and try to be strong
At home pretend nothing is wrong
Just remember someday somehow
Knelt down they will all have to bow
When you talk about struggles in life
Say how words would sting like a knife
They'll look down, they'll know who you mean
They'll remember from when they were a teen
The insults, they threw like daggers and bows,
The physical and mental punches and blows
and remember and
keep on remembering
Then forgive and smile.
Lune 01.01Need I splitLune 01.017 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
To find you?
SnowFalling, falling white;Snow8 months ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
kamikaze soldiers in
the darkest of nights.
Basement Zombiei am immune to colorBasement Zombie8 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
my dna is composed of fog
and empty staircases.
staring through glass eyes
at a concrete world
is no way to live.
and each curse
is a slice of
it's damp and numb inside
you wouldn't want to get too close to me.
The Poet And The FoxThe Poet Αnd The FoxThe Poet And The Fox7 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
She Let Her Approach,
He Looked Her In The Eyes And He Said:
"I'm In Love With You
And I'm Jealous Of You;
I'm really jealous of you.
You are so beautiful,
so free and happy,
even without love.
I'm so jealous of you."
She smiled to him,
on her lips and on her eyes.
I don't know
if it was the smile he was expecting,
she smiled to him
the way only a fox knows how to do it.
She Looked Him In The Eyes And She Said:
AloneAlone8 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
The wonders of the world are at my feet,
creation's endless charity.
Golden sun above, it's warmth makes life sweet,
night stars help me gain clarity
... and yet I am alone.
Roses and daisies and buttercups too,
green grass and blue sky above me.
Mountains and valleys and geysers that spew,
ocean as far as my eye can see
... and yet I am alone.
New moon above and Milky Way heavens,
lights that inspire poetry.
Bright shooting stars and Northern lights events,
cosmic dance of life surrounds me
... and yet I am alone.
I hold this truth to be above all truth,
that what we need most, is love.
The absence of love makes earthly joys moot,
what I would give... to fit hand in glove
... and never, ever, again be alone.
Wander to nowhereA ghostly walk on the autumnal pavementWander to nowhere8 months 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.
Haiku - LonlinessAll that I have loved,Haiku - Lonliness8 months ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
Have faded into darkness.
Now, just silhouettes.
ConfessionI confessConfession7 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
That I am not myself
I am the faceless waste of my influences
That I obey the media like a god
And society like a saint
That I am one of the crowd
I do what is expected
What is wanted and what is told
Even when I know it is wrong
That I cannot think
I am a walking machine
That has given up freedom and thought
For the sake of a simpler life
That I hate based on color
On sex and religion
Unless it is popular
To say I love instead
That I am a murderer
A thief and a scoundrel
I witnessed the greatest crimes of our time
And stood by in silent admiration
That I hated because they told me to
I killed because I wanted to
And lied because I could
But worse, I let others do the same
That I'd do anything they'd allow
And everything they'd want
That I prefer to hate myself
Then for them to hate me
All this I confess