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-lining1 year 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?
Inordinate-she's petrifiedInordinate1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
of being fixed
because being broken
is all she's ever known-
NostalgiaUnworthy of you,Nostalgia1 year ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
All I can hope to possess,
Is this memory.
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...
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
CureThese inner feelingsCure3 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
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
Her burnt Salvationpry open the wall of my pastHer burnt Salvation1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
maybe you'll see what no one
else wanted too,
But she's cemented to this corner,
where a hundred knocks per hour
finally becomes those empty
whimpers repeating thank you
I Wish It Would RainI wish it would rainI Wish It Would Rain2 years 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
Memories of You (2/24)Your musical laugh,Memories of You (2/24)1 year ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
your sweet, honeyed perfume - my
eyes open. You're gone.
Frozen: The Icebound ProphecyFrozen: The Icebound Prophecy1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
A princess with powers over the Cold.
a power from ancestors centuries old
When she ascends to be Queen of the kingdom,
her frosty power will unleash something fearsome.
Winter eternal will change the land's form.
Frost and snow will spread in the storm.
The curse of the Cold can be broken
by love long hidden and never spoken.
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.
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.
Stubborn Love (2/20)I'm mad at myselfStubborn Love (2/20)1 year ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
for not despising you with
a burning passion.
YouI can't describe you in any form,You1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
But you're the sun that waits for a single moment
To shimmer down the warmth that I need.
You're the fiery flares that peel off the sun
And brighten up the darkness that I have traveled through.
You're the rippling ocean on a tranquil night,
The cyan tides that wrap around me instead of drowning me.
You're even the depth of the ocean
That I wish to adventure downward and discover what you hold.
You're fire and water interlaced with each other…
And yet have a mellifluous personality that shines enough that can give sight to the blind…
I can't describe you in any form,
But you're the tranquility I oh so desperately need,
And the light that can help me exit the darkness.
UnknownDarkness and shadowsUnknown1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Loom in the soul.
Pools of tears
Drowning in sorrow.
My feelings aren't a piece of artMy feelings flock to me in many wordsMy feelings aren't a piece of art3 years ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
I write them down on thin layers of paper
I no longer hold those feelings within me
They're scattered around in the shapes of words
If I showed them to you
it's because I want you to know how I feel
How much it hurts
How much fear I hold
My feelings aren't a piece of art
Don't tell me that it's beautiful
I don't regard my suffering to have any such beauty
Don't tell me that it's "cool"
I don't believe that crying out of so much pain is "cool"
Don't read them while having a grin on ur face
It hurts to know that my pain amuses you
I don't show you my feelings out of entertainment
I show them to you in hopes you'd understand
Give me a warming hug and tell me that it's all going to be all right
Tribute to Edgar Allan Poe...The dark daunting whispers ofTribute to Edgar Allan Poe...1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
bounced off the whitewashed walls of my
And shook me from my resting-
And stole my soul back into the world-
the rest of the lonely dreaming world-
of trouble; chore; of melancholy burden bore.
I paced the floor to and frow;
my heavy awkward steps
slightly out of sync.
My oafish unfacile feet-
my entire body!-
wanted and wished
with the dancing shadows.
To twirl in adept unison
with the tinkling of footfalls
lightly treading upon the tufted floor.
However, my timing was as raw as my talent.
And as for my balance-
Could not be ignored.
And so I weaved ‘round the black withering forms.
Profound finesse: a fake façade I wore
whilst my lower limbs quivered and quaked,
and to my knees-
I hit the floor.
With faltering fiery flame;
I accomplished poise
upon fluctuating knees:
on the blanched floor.
My will to rise aga
LoveWhat does love mean to you?Love1 year 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.
BlindImagine your life, like a light,Blind1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Having a parent with no sight,
And at a young age, you'll know your own way home.
To guide and to see,
Your life would soon be,
And your life getting less and less bright.
Friends making jokes,
About the non-seeing folks,
And you sit in your seat, in tears.
Trying to lend you a hand,
They just don't understand,
That the pain comes from words they spoke.
Though instead, think of whose life must suffer,
Images growing much rougher,
And they can't see their child's own face.
With bumped and bruised knees,
From such, normally, avoidable injuries,
Their skin and bones simply tougher.
The colors of anything, even the color of your eye,
Or maybe those boring old birds in the sky,
Your parent can't experience at all.
While you partially hope the trait isn't genetic,
Your heart is feeling quite sympathetic,
For the one you love, who suffers, never having hurt a fly.
And then....that's when you ask, why?
i watched it burn. i did. and i wished it was you.the sky is burningi watched it burn. i did. and i wished it was you.1 year ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
red this morning, do you think
you could burn up, too?
OneI can remember exactly when i first met you.One1 year 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.
Being MeBreakable? Yes.Being Me1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This