Hello, how are you? "Hello,"
You asked me how I was but kept walking.
"How are you?"
Well I had prepared to tell you that I had lost my puppy,
As you walked away not really caring if I was fine or not.
No, not really, Miss Teddy is at home snuggled safely in her doggy bed
But she could have been dead.
You said hello, and asked me how I was,
But then you kept talking, making it clear that how you feel about the weather is way more important than me losing my brother.
No, no, my brother is fine.
He has just gotten married to a beautiful bride and is expecting a child.
You asked, "Are you okay?" A
Beyond AbeyanceI used to write of darkness.Beyond Abeyance1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Of a place so hollow and apathetic,
And my insignificant place inside it.
But silence was deafening,
along with solitude savage.
I suffocated on thoughts of oblivion.
And I floated there.
my realm of
It wasn’t until I closed my eyes,
That I dreamed of COLOR.
C r e a t i o n f l o o d e d m y l u n g s,
And jump started my blood flow.
I was given all the universe
.........Of which to shape into something b e a u t i f u l..........
S o I g a v e l i f e.
I t o o k c o n t
ScytheThe silence sat sobbing singing sad songsScythe1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Swiftly swiping thoughts as they sway
Said she saw something slither with sails
slowly,and as slyly as a snake or a snail
Ceiling fans face forces fastened with fears
The swift sway feeds fright to the ears
Softly the thought finally fades
Falling with freedom in several shades
Forcefully it fights a fate fueled by few
Quickly it cut the cowards in cubes
The courageous cry
and then they die too
saving the lives of people like you.
FaceNow all I can breathe is this momentFace1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Yesterday seems so far behind
And all I can hear is your crying
And the drums that beat deep inside
Now all I can taste is cotton
Bitterness so sweet on my tongue
And all I can feel is the stone in my chests
That still moves to the hymns that we sung
And now my lips, still chapped and broken
How dare you know me so well
You're the most perfect forever that I'll ever see
A thousand secrets that I'll never tell
Now the tears on my cheeks are frozen
Now shadows bleed from my eyes
And now my days seem so much longer
Because yesterday seems so far behind
I want the scars to fade away I want the scars to fade awayI want the scars to fade away 1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
But instead they choose to stay
Reminding me of my twisted ways
And how sick I've been these last few days
My heart wants to get out of its cage
But my mind lost the key on some other page
My life seems to be a proscenium stage
All of you watching me dance with my rage
The jesters life entertains
No matter how much pain it brings
You've no idea what we endure
With our bodies lying on the floor
But before I drown in my blood and tears
I want to bleed out the last of my fears
But all I have left to fear is myself
That is why I should be put to death
Sharp Objects I remember when it all beganSharp Objects1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
You said "Hello"
And took my hand
You said "How are you?"
As if you cared
You said "I can help you"
I was scared
You said "I'll show you"
And that you did
You said "I love you"
And that was it
You said "I hate you"
I wanted more
You said "I'll hurt you"
Still wasnt sure
You said "I will kill you"
I didnt care
I hope you know The only thing you are to me isI hope you know1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
A fading memory
A puny spec of energy
And that is all you'll ever be
All those things you said to me
They don't mean a thing to me
Your words no longer strangle me
They don't even anger me
The sticks that tried to bury me
The stones that made me cowardly
I was blind but now i see
That you're not even my enemy
You aren't worth a thing to me.
Accept maybe that fading memory
Of a boy who had no sympathy
You're nothing but an old bully
Preventedi could've been anchored awayPrevented9 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
beneath the frost and floe
comatose in the river mud.
i would've been mortified
ice crushing my lungs into sushi
nothing but the taste of dirt
curling over my tongue.
i should've considered
that i wouldn't have
spoken any last words
only bubbles would slip through
I lost itSome are afraid of the darkI lost it1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Some have a fear of spiders
Some are afraid of heights
While others want to get higher
Some are afraid of water
some would love to drown
Some may be scared of fire
While some say burn it down
Some have monsters beneath their beds
some fear what lies in their closets
Some worry who will end up dead
When their friend has finally lost it
Mr. PatheticI've got nothingMr. Pathetic1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
But a backpack full of clothes
And I've got no one
Just me and my bicycle on the road
And I won't turn around
Because I know I'll see my home
And I won't turn around
Cause' even when I'm there I'm still alone
I know I am Mr. Pitiful
Sad about the life I live and I take what I can't give
I know I am Mr. Typical
Mad about things that I can't change so I turn my back on what remains
I know I am Mr. Pathetic
And one day I know I'll regret it
But I'm leaving
I'm Mr. Pathetic
And I'm gone
I've left my heart behind.
She poured her heart out to meShe poured her heart out to meShe poured her heart out to me1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
That's why that holes in her chest
She wore some pride on her hands
I made her swallow the rest
Her hair was long and so soft
But then it moistened with pain
And so my gain was her loss
I guess i should be ashamed
Her hands were shaking so fast
And she fell to her knees
She knew this day was her last
Her eyes were trying to breathe
But it just was no use
Her filthy blood hit the walls
I strung her heart to a noose
And then i dared her to fall
At that moment she knew
Exactly what I had done
Now Her feathers have fallen
This time the devil has won
Broken WingsI saw an angel with broken wingsBroken Wings1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Blood on his face
Clothed in screams
Teeming with eyes his flesh was torn
His body shook
Covered in thorns
His hair wet with pain
Dripped his last thoughts
His head full of veins
Throbbed and then stopped
His brow glistened with agony
And casts shadows on nations
His eyes breath white
And leaked expiration
His hands shown color of the darkest gold
Bruised by my touch his skin turned cold
Sweat formed and fell from the tip of his nose
Onto two lips that parted and closed
Murmuring a language the world does not know
He fell to his knees
And on impact they burst
His feet callused quickly
But bled on the earth
Spilling from wounds no man could inflict
It covered the planet
Poisonous and thick
Not another LiePleaseNot another Lie1 year ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Don't lie to me
Not another lie
Don't strap me down
And torture me
Because you love to hear me
Don't make the ground
Eat me up
Don't fire rounds
Into my skull
And bury me like
Don't break my limbs
And watch me squirm
To appease your selfish
Don't snatch my heart
From off my sleeve
And stomp it into the
Don't plant your knife
Into my back
And be the last person I
Don't cut me down
Then bleed me out
And leave me here to
Don't lie to me
Letter To a StrangerYou do not recognize my nameLetter To a Stranger1 year ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Nor am I in knowledge of yours
Though we have never met before
I feel the need to speak with you
To tell you stories of my life
And you provide me with the same
But before we start a friendship
I wish to ask you a few things
Thus, your undivided focus
Is what I need from you right now
Can you pay fervant attention
To every word that passes my lips?
In years past, I have met people
Who love surface phenomena
And fail to dive deeper than that
Refuse to connect ideas
Will you hear the depths of my verse
And perceive me for who I am?
And many of these same people
Have done nothing to assist me
With any hardship I have faced
Have not been there to support me
Do you keep an eye out for friends
To have their backs in trying times?
When there arrives a dire moment
That requires a frank dialogue
And an unfettered honesty
Without any hesitation
Would you call out my behaviour
When it is less than savory?
All these things I ask in my search
For a deep, genuine friends
BullyJust one more wordBully1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Just one more insult
Just one more whisper that sparks a fire of gossip
And sends hellish flames of rumor around
One more school
Just one more push
Just one more punch
Just one more threat that breaks your arms and legs
And hurls you into
One more hospital
Just one more puff
Just one more vein
Just one more attempt to establish a mystical feeling
the world calls peace in
One more heart
Just one more cut
Just one more pill
Just one more shot that leaves you cold on the floor
So that statistics can mark you off as
One more suicide
Just one less bully
Just one less victim
Just one less grieving family.
Parting is such sweet sorrow...a winter chill is in the airParting is such sweet sorrow...9 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
a reminder of the day you left me
that day still haunts my brain
like a nightmare that never ends
we were so good together...
I have made my peace with the world
yet I live an illusion, an unreality
I go to my job five days a week
I go through the motions of life
we were so real together...
why? why? I have asked myself that
question a thousand times! was I
too eager? was I too poor? was I
not good enough? I ask because
we were so much in love with each other...
"bluish skies and mud-baked pies
rhododendrons in bloom
summer thrills and winter chills
darkened clouds bringing gloom"
I followed you one day... shhh it's alright
I just needed to know you were okay
I'm no stalker! no, just a fool
I still need you - do you miss me?
we were always together...
okay, okay, I get it! I will leave
and never come back, not ever...
yet my heart aches, my soul is dying
I cannot imagine my life without you
we were so happy t
Without poetryMesmerizing words brimming with,Without poetry9 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Youthful elegance and tender
Loving, which is being softly formed
Into a form by a wordsmith.
Fabricated with such splendour.
Early on it is unformed.
Its creator will have to learn,
Skills to be able to tailor,
What it is he sees in his eyes.
‘’I long to paint what’s in my brain,
To word my thoughts on this paper.’’
His heart bleeding on the inside.
Out to taunt its own creator.
Utter stress and manic laughter.
That is what the taunts of simple
White paper do to the writer.
Odd that this is what I’m after,
Rewriting my life and dimple.
Through poetry I feel alive,
Hence losing it is my demise.
Don't Mourn For MeShe was in my bed, where she had been for the past few days. Despite pleas from everyone, she refused to go anywhere else.Don't Mourn For Me8 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
I watched her sob her heart away and I almost wished I hadn’t done it. Seeing her there with so much anguish carved into her lovely face, it almost made me regret my choice, almost.
In the end, it had been worth it. The pain and the sorrow were all gone.
“Stop mourning for me,” I begged as I sat beside her, bed remaining the same under my transcendental body. She had to let go and move on.
She sobbed violently and pressed my pillow into her face, no doubt trying to breath in what little of my scent remained.
“It hurts too much,” she said through choked breaths. “Sometimes it feels like you’re still here,” she quietly added as her sobs began to subside. It seemed like that thought brought her comfort.
“I know sweetie but you have to move on,” I told her in a gentle voice. “It’s not your f
The Siren's SongThree Angels marooned on an islandThe Siren's Song8 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Feathers clipped, all flight grounded.
Lonely and longing they sing
A mournful song
To the ship on the sea.
The men entranced by the beauty
Of the song of the sirens
They steer the ship to the island.
Lonely and longing they follow
To the reef by the beach.
The sirens they sang
With all their might
To the men longing.
The beauty of their faces
Was too much to bear.
The ship caught the reef
And sunk to the bottom of the sea.
The sirens sang, the men swam to the shore
Only to be devoured, cast away on the bone littered beach.
The anger overwhelmed me.
The horror of the three Angels,
And their mournful song.
To lure men to their deaths
By their beauty.
So I went to the island
The wrath of the sea behind me,
And when they sang to me.
I felt nothing,
And I was determined to defeat them.
One sister, young in life
Smiled at me,
And my heart melted.
She sang her song of longing,
And danced the dance of life.
The other sisters jealous in rage
Tried to take me
Hearing Half of a Conversation Forgive me for helping you understandHearing Half of a Conversation10 months ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
you’re not made of words alone.
—Roque Dalton; Clandestine Poems
I first learned how to build a house of playing cards in an adolescent psychiatric unit in suburban Chicago. A roommate taught me a trick, a mindset really, to have while placing the cards themselves— that a house of cards is always stacked against itself to stand. My trial-and-error attempts led to a lengthy row of playing cards and
Drowning In The DarkDrowning,Drowning In The Dark1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
It’s never the most pleasant feeling.
No matter how unpleasant, people drown every day.
All around you, every day, humans constantly disappear.
Darkness filling their lungs, their screams never heard.
And while it may just feel like a nightmare, darkness grips many.
A very, very real darkness.
When someone takes a nosedive into the depths of darkness,
Does anyone hear them?
Or is everyone deafened by the crashing waves, not able to hear the screams,
All who drown destined to die alone, darkness filling their bodies?
Never to be seen again, forever lost to society.
People on the shore, they usually don’t understand.
They just stare into the dark sea.
Some of them throw rocks into the abyss, aiming for bubbles,
The bubbles of those gasping for air, yelling for a savior.
Echoing for assistance, their voices lost before ever meeting ears.
It’s hard to believe how many are truly alone in the dark sea.
Hard to believe how many people truly need help.
How many time
Don't Scream It's late. You're tired from a long day and decide to sleep; rest your mind. You change into something comfortable and slip into your bed. Of course, you don't check under the bed or in your closet. Monsters aren't real; they haven't been since you were younger.Don't Scream1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
Your eyes begin to close, slowly but surely, as you drift to sleep. Every internal guard you may have built around your mind is retracting; everything you want kept out is silently creeping in as well as anything you want kept in is gradually oozing out. Your wonders, fears, hopes, despairs, displayed. You're vulnerable. Subconsciously realizing this, you wrap yourself in the blanket, hoping for some kind of protection. It won't help though.
Your breathing continues at a steady pace, slightly faster than your breathing when awake. You shift in preparation of the long hours ahead. Silence.
Your mind, still slightly aware, registers the light tapping at the window as a branch blown by the wind. The qui
Bashings of a FandomYou hear it all the time,Bashings of a Fandom1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
They are insane
Why do they like even that stuff?
Judge you on what you like,
Look at their shirt
Oh it's one of them
Those fans they are so,
Nerds with no life
Have no taste
Well maybe you,
Need to think
This is just one part of us
That we can act sane
That we do have friends
That we have a life
That we aren't all nerds
That this connects us to others
That is what keeps us smiling
That this is part of what keeps us sane
That this helps us to keep getting up in the morning
And what about you?
Can you take the things we say about you?
I bet you have heard them too,
The name calling
The total rejection of what you love
So be nice to people,
No matter what,
Cause everyone gets a bad rap