Art Hurts.I fell in loveArt Hurts.8 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
with a painter
who loved his art
more than anything
A painter fell in love
with a poet
but I focused on my art
more than anything
We never had time
to love each other
because canvas and parchment
lured us away.
We only met
when I would sit for a portrait,
or he would pose for a poem.
Love is such a pretty
but the pain,
of which we had an abundance,
forged art so profound
that it's a wonder
we're both still
Artists.YouArtists.9 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
can be the painter,
paint words on my lips.
will be the writer
and write kisses on your skin.
Fairy Tales Can Die.I heard your heart beat,Fairy Tales Can Die.9 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
a lullaby that lured me to sleep.
I reached up and touched your copper hair
as it wrestled with the summer breeze,
the softness of a cloud.
I treasured each word
that fell from your rose petal lips,
glorious paintings that sat my soul
I was guided by the light in your eyes,
a silver glow that brought me home,
to this vacant wonderland
and crumbling castles
that you promised to rebuild.
We tried to slay the dragons,
but they slayed us instead.
Stolen Hearts.Because of youStolen Hearts.9 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
I became a
I cut out
each of my victims
complete and beating
and store them away
in a tattered shoe
because I am trying
to find one
that fits in the dark,
left by the heart
Internal Bleeding."I love you."Internal Bleeding.9 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
left your lips
leaving the barrel
of a gun.
My very last
As each word
Hit their target,
Autumn.Our love was autumnAutumn.9 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
But season's temperance
left it dying.
Our love was autumn,
I was a
and you the tree
I clung to.
Our love was autumn,
But his love was the
that tore us
New Beginnings.They always sayNew Beginnings.9 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
"one man's trash
is another man's treasure".
He neglected you,
broke and burned
and threw you
I stumbled one day,
across a beautiful
who lay in the
I picked you up
off the cold ground,
brushed off your shoulders,
stitched you together
and gave you a crown.
on the continuation of time.Head bent in prayer,on the continuation of time.8 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
I touch the inside of my lips with my tongue,
in the hope that they will be there still.
The moon erodes, crumbles
into the sky, filling its velvet ink
with shining destinies, pinpricks of hope --
and I bay miseries to a fading memory.
The mist rising from the ground,
a ghostly apparition, constricts my chest,
restricts my breath into wordless,
song. In sun-strewn bars,
light leaks in, pale shadows
of a lovely embrace. The kiss of petals
on riverwater echoes across the valley
and dewdrops lie heavy
on my shoulderblades.
Spring has taken flight.
A Love Letter.Folded upA Love Letter.9 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
your heart is like a
forged ages ago
Encased in an
sealed in vermilion
was a letter
that you recklessly
But he was
and could not read
that coursed through
so he threw it
I happened across
some years back.
With cold fingers
I straightened the
and marveled at
the flawless script
have you awaited
to that beautiful
you so carelessly
They Call This Drowning.We fell in love;They Call This Drowning.8 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
A deep and surging
with lilac waves that
wrestled with our ailing
and azure air that choked our
We were in over our heads.
Sleeping SongSometimes it's hard to fill the voidSleeping Song10 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
When my lips aren't pressed against your neck,
My arm not resting on your chest,
Rising and falling with each sleeping breath.
You'd mutter in your sleep,
Inaudible whispers sounding the sweetest melody.
I could listen every moment
To every sound you made silently on each breath.
Now the nights are too quiet.
My bed is a frozen lake
That used to move with the warmth of your sunshine,
And even the thousand times I take a breath,
I can no longer hear my lullaby.
I cannot fill this hole.
Diamond In The Rough.Long hair and deep brown eyes so sad but full of hopeDiamond In The Rough.8 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Walks over to his side and hands him a love note
Then he points and laughs at her for the feelings she confessed
She feels emptiness as a heartbeat in her chest
At home she’ll water down her pain with broken pride
Trying to fix the girl who fell apart inside
Long hair and deep brown eyes so sad and full of tears
She’s not that different, but can’t fit in with her peers
They all have their looks and brand name clothes
Just because she doesn’t, she’s the girl nobody knows
And this goes out to her; I just hope that it’s enough
To let her know I see the diamond hidden in the rough
Horology.Like a clock,Horology.8 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
you said you'd wait
but I forgot
to replace the battery,
I Love You More"I Love You More"I Love You More7 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I love you more than life itself
For life itself is worthless
Without someone with which to share
The beauty of life's purpose
I love you more than you can know
You've helped me more than you can imagine
I once was lonely, now I see
That miracles still happen
I love you more for who you are
Than what you can or will be
Whenever I am feeling empty
You come along and fill me
I love you more than happiness
For my happiness comes from you
For so long I waited for someone
And now my wish has come true
I love you more with each passing day
More than anyone before
And no matter how much you love me
I will always love you more.
Opposites."I love you,"Opposites.9 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
in the darkness.
Maybe if summer
maybe then your
and those three words
To my loveTo my love8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
You are beautiful
[so so beautiful]
that my heart speeds up
so loud I wonder if you can hear it.
Can you hear it?
How did you make yourself so perfectly easy
to fall for?
I find myself questioning if it happened this way for you, if I am that lovable.
I thought I could tell you 10 secrets
and leave out the other 37
but you smiled and told me you could see my everything
in my eyes.
Your hands were on my chest,
pressing me against bedroom sheets,
and lighting a fire deep within the cavities of my soul.
I cannot lie to you.
You whispered oh, baby girl as your fingers splayed across my back,
moving up and down
to force my breath to even out just a little more.
Somewhere in the back of my mind it registers that
you've never called me that before,
but the endearments really don't mean much.
It is the I love you's I long for,
the ones wi
Why do I Love You?How can I say that I love someone?Why do I Love You?9 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
What is the reason why I love you?
I realized the answer now that you are gone;
The basis why I feel that I miss you.
Before I met you I'm just a nobody;
I didn't know the purpose why I became me.
I didn't know the thing I should live for;
I'm so afraid to open my destiny's door.
Just then you came to my life;
You fixed everything and made them right.
You gave me the will for me to survive,
And you gave me a reason for me to fight.
I learn to reach for my dreams
No matter how hard it may seem.
I just want to see you the following year
To tell you that "I'll always be here".
You never knew, but you've done so much for me;
I can tell some which you can't see.
Just your presence gives me courage
Enough to stop a dragon on a wild rampage.
You brought out all my talents;
You awaken my sleeping potentials;
You encouraged me to do my best
In every problems and trials.
You make me happy when I'm down;
You gave me a smile when I frown;
When I lose hope and abo
Childhood Fears.Dear Mother,Childhood Fears.9 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
I am scared
of the monster.
to close the closet
or shine a light
beneath my bed,
because this monster
lives inside my head.
You only meant wellYou only meant well8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Close your eyes
and a kiss to the lips
from the boy you always knew would break your heart
in the long run.
but there are piranhas hiding in your corners
gnawing away your brain storms until you can no longer
recall why you were thinking of him in the first place.
It's okay to tell him you still care-
as long as you are sure he is dreaming.
All these pretty young girls talk about being in love,
it can't be right.
I've felt this way so long
but a year goes by
and I can't talk about it.
Put your hands on his hips and remember something sweeter,
[like the first t
The truth about loving youThe truth about loving you8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
We called it "friendship" for 5 months (140 days; 3,360 hours; 2,021,600 minutes…)
but I have always wanted more than that.
I wanted chap stick kisses
and to hold your calloused hands
in my own until
"I love you"
sounds like "fuck me" in the middle of the night
when there are tears streaming down my face.
Maybe god exists
and emotions are the last little
slap to the face, because people are worth less than
my thirty-eight cent postage stamp. The one I wear on the inside of my shirt,
just a little to the right of my heart
incase some day you decide I should send it to you.
Some days I spend 23 hours sitting by my mailbox, waiting for that moment.
Loving you was a bad idea from the start
and I knew it.
It never stopped me from touching
Every word I've ever said to you was a lie
Skeletal System.My vesselSkeletal System.9 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
as vacant as
a gaping grave
because I put everything
into loving you
I am a
I Love Her.I hold her hand tightlyI Love Her.9 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Taking care to make sure she is safe
Loved and valued, she is more a woman than I
She calls me her guardian angel.
I protect her from the cruel world
That destroyed me and my dreams.
Shielding her from all the pain around,
Letting her grow at her own pace until she is ready.
But soon I will have to step back,
Holding my breath hoping she won't be crushed
She sees the world in it's true light and soars
As I'm left on the ground, my wings far to broken to fly.
I love her,
So I let her go.
.in the night.1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
time you are
skin and stitches
you up with a
purer love, until
the morning comes,
the sun runs his
teeth through your
seams again, splits
You said hello as you walked away.You knocked on my door, when I had already left the apartment.You said hello as you walked away.11 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
You whispered "I want you back", once I had gone deaf.
You called me constantly, when my number was not in service.
You said you had my back, when all I could see was yours.
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