SacrificeThe blood trickling down my chest
Is the same blood dripping from the bullet on the ground.
The heart that was punctured
Is the same heart still beating for you.
The world that is so stained and bloodied
Is the same world that you live in.
I will protect you
With, regrettably, the only life that I have.
The Fault in the Silver-liningDid you knowThe Fault in the Silver-lining10 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
That when my eyes are clouded
And my mind is empty
I can hear the clock ticking,
Counting each worthless second gone by.
Do matter how hard I try,
My heart won't beat in unison
With the indefinite continuation
Did you know
That when I lay with my ear close to the ground
I can hear the pulse of the earth beneath me.
It slowly spins,
Yet filled with the dead.
Did you also know
That when the blood rushes through my body,
I can hear the wind tremble and quake
With a familiar fear.
Because it knows its fleeting existence
Will slip through the world's fingers.
Did you know
That I'm afraid of that too?
i'm not good enoughI had a dreami'm not good enough1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
that I woke up without acne
and that you wanted to date me
like in the movies but I'm sorry
this is not a dream and I'm sorry
that I am waking up with flaws this time
and I am sorry
UnknownDarkness and shadowsUnknown10 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Loom in the soul.
Pools of tears
Drowning in sorrow.
Beautiful.They say I’m beautifulBeautiful.1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Because of the way my crystalline heart reflects light off its fractured surface
Well, that isn't a reflection
It’s rejection of the light because it’s all too much to handle
Throw myself away into the dark without even a candle
‘Cause I don’t want to recognize all the pain I’m in
Or realize the truth behind what I am or who I've been
And I tried to make things right but I just keep on making wrong
I never listened to the angel on my shoulder when she called
I count my tears like they’re experience
And my scars like they’re mysterious
And that’s a feeling I’ll remember –
Watching as you left
Watching as you ended what was meant to be forever
And I can see it in their eyes; everyone can empathize
So they say that I’m beautiful because they don’t know what else to say.
But if being broken is beautiful, then it’s the ugliest way...
CureThese inner feelingsCure2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I must now release
Cure heart from pain
And set myself free
These chains I remove
From my soul and mind
So I could breathe
Be whole once again
OneI can remember exactly when i first met you.One10 months ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
The slight crease in your face as you smiled.
If one thing could say something, then that did.
I can remember everything.
You shaped me. Made me.
We grew into each other. We fell apart with each other.
I cannot remember anything without you.
I can remember exactly when we first kissed.
The way your lips felt soft and curious, against mine.
If one thing could say something, then that did.
I'd live a million miles away.
Another life and world away, with you.
If I know what love is, it is because of you.
LoveWhat does love mean to you?Love9 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Love is a bond that doesn't break,
No matter the stress,
Or whatever the stakes.
It's a bond of trust and love,
Where care is easily found,
And on that day where hearts meet,
Together you are bound.
Days, months, years later,
On that altar fine,
Those few words that you will never forget are said,
"You may kiss the bride."
A life of love,
And a love of life,
Together you'll stand,
And together you'll get through all of life's strife.
No matter what happens,
No matter what life does,
You'll be together,
Just like two doves.
Pearl When your heart is brokenPearl1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Don't believe those liars.
The ones who say,
"There's other fish in the sea"
Why bother with a smelly, common fish,
When you can find a pearl?
And my darling…
You are a pearl to me.
Memories of You (2/24)Your musical laugh,Memories of You (2/24)10 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
your sweet, honeyed perfume - my
eyes open. You're gone.
Bright Eyesbright eyes don't you see?Bright Eyes1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
that the light is burning right into me
yet as my darkness and demons and
devils cower from you
yours are staying and they refuse
and i've had to accept that your
affections for me were
only just a
Being MeBreakable? Yes.Being Me10 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Stubborn Love (2/20)I'm mad at myselfStubborn Love (2/20)10 months ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
for not despising you with
a burning passion.
Content.I went searchingContent.10 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
I ended up finding you
For The Boysfor every boy called "rapist" when he made a move at the wrong time;For The Boys11 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
for every boy called "chauvinist" when he tried being a gentleman;
for every boy called "pervert" because he liked sex;
for every boy slapped on the face and told he "deserved it;"
for every boy told his erection meant he "wanted it;"
for every boy manipulated into sex, drugs or alcohol to "be a man;"
for every boy called "pussy" because he didn't fight back;
for every boy called "animal" because he did fight back;
for every boy called "misogynist" when he criticized a girl;
for every boy called "player" because he dated many girls;
for every boy called "loser" because he didn't;
for every boy called "faggot" because he supported gay-marriage;
for every boy called "homophobe" because he didn't;
for every boy called "abusive" when he yelled;
for every boy called "anti-feminist" because he wished to marry a house-wife;
for every boy told he was "whipped" because he followed a girl's lead;
for every boy called "brainless
I Am Lost.I am lost,I Am Lost.1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
I cannot feel.
Is this sleep,
When I close my eyes?
Or is it death,
When I rest my head?
I am lost,
I cannot see.
Is this real,
When I hear your voice?
Or is it an illusion,
When I see your face?
I am lost,
I do not know
Where I am,
When I look ahead.
Or where I've been,
When I look back.
I am lost,
I have forgotten
How to speak,
When words weigh on my lips.
Or how to scream,
When terror fills my lungs.
I am lost,
I’ll never be found.
No one noticed,
When I went away.
They can see me,
But I am gone.
BreakingI sit alone at a table in the far corner of the crowded room, easily ignored by the people around me. I can still picture my wife, sitting in the chair across from me, complimenting the soup that I sip on now, which had always seemed a little bland to me. Ever since her passing, I have been left alone, spending my days sitting in her favorite spot and thinking of the times that came before.Breaking1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
I hear him first, rather than see him. His shoes stomped loudly into the old folk’s home and, even though there was only one pair of feet, his footsteps sounded like a bull participating in a wild stampede. People turned to glare at him as he walked past. I did not look up.
“What has upset you, my boy?” I ask in my hoarse, aging voice, keeping my eyes glued to the lukewarm soup.
“Mother and Father won’t let me join the school’s soccer team. They offered me the goalie position.” My grandson, Matthew, whines. “They say it will take away from my studies.
NostalgiaUnworthy of you,Nostalgia11 months ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
All I can hope to possess,
Is this memory.
SomethingWhy are you just standing there,Something9 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Staring at me like that?
Lament of the CageThe cage long realizedLament of the Cage11 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
as long as the bird
remained its prisoner
It would never be free.
I Thought That We Would Last ForeverI thought that we wouldI Thought That We Would Last Forever10 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
The thought of you
made me feel
in my stomach
and I couldn't
Your sweet smell
still lingers on my hoodie.
I can't stop
thinking about you.
You never leave my thoughts.
But you ended up leaving
like everyone else.
I wish that I was good enough
I'm sorry that I wasn't
and that I'm not perfect.
I wish you that you'd
think of me.
The Betrayal yet to be Forgave.Do you wish to live or wish to dieThe Betrayal yet to be Forgave.1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
the choice is yours and not mine.
Why destroy such a beautiful thing,
just for pointless self-hatred?
To loathers looking to despise,
from lost lovers
to the sudden outburst of cries.
The heartfelt plea
is now stubborn
but not pleasantly surprised
by your betrayal,
now the pale kiss
because you was unfaithful in my eyes.
Its an uphill struggle
trying to scrape through unscathed
knowing i was broken.
Now you ask me what is wrong
then you ask me why i speak so grave,
the fact is you don't know the truth
behind, the betrayal yet to be forgave.
I Wish It Would RainI wish it would rainI Wish It Would Rain1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
That it would wash you away
Out of my skin
I wish the clouds would part
Shine light on realization
What I could be
I wish there was a rainbow
An arc of brilliant colors
A sign to give me hope
Letter to a Friend.To the friend that I worry a lot about,Letter to a Friend.10 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
I want you to know that you are wonderful,
No matter what.
I know we don't talk much anymore,
Yet you still mean a lot to me.
I want you to know this.
You are beautiful and nice.
You are sweet and caring.
You are awesome.
You are amazing.
I don't care how you react,
Or how you live,
But I want you to know I love you.
You are an important person,
And I just wish for you to see it.
From your brother,