Broken WingsWhere were you going, all dressed in black - thigh-high stockings, heels and an oh-so-short skirt?Broken Wings1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Where did you come from, all dressed in black - thigh-high stockings torn and running, one shoe and your skirt all skewed?
You stood so quietly there in the dark - I almost didn't see you if it hadn't been for the shadow of your dark broken wings wrapped protectively around you like a cocoon... holding you up for you surely could hardly stand on your own.
Why did you come here, broken as you were? Was it for the glass of water? The blanket around your shoulders as I sat you on the couch? The call to 911 when you stopped responding to me?
Sweetie, you're in a world of hurt and trouble right now - not just from your magical appearance, but from what you did before you came here. Pills and alcohol? Some don't mix, some mix all too well. Ask me about that some day.
But the child! You're someone's baby girl, but you have a baby of your own! You can't be driving around like that... and into onc
To Know My Nameyou writeTo Know My Name1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
on broken wall
the silenced hiss
of discarded cans
to resemble flowers
your name for me
under many years
of rain and shine
just how it is
came to know me
to know my name
Truth EmergesHave you ever met someone with a beautiful exteriorTruth Emerges1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
but it contradicts with their ugly interior?
They start off attractive with a quality that's cute
but their acts make you want to give them the boot.
Have you ever looked at someone and paid them no heed
but your view changed when you saw their good deeds?
Over time, you see the soul's beauty emerge.
Your feelings change and some begin to surge.
Describe what popular music is todayRaunchy and drunk sex. Sometimes making love.Describe what popular music is today1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Constantly consuming the green (not vegetables).
Obvious occult symbolism.
Daily dissing and having fans form teams that praised and defend their idol in any way they can.
There is the occasional "Uplifting others" single. But yeah.
End of the worldMetal eagles flying in dark black sky'sEnd of the world2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Burning planet soaked with blood red eyes
Creatures killing to get their needed highs
With murderess feelings and cold hearted lies
The seas of red, swell to drown them all
The ground beneath them will break and fall
The spewing volcano's never spat so tall
The dead are used to build a human wall
The screaming and gnashing, the growing pain
Are so called loved ones sacrificed for others gain
The sky then opens to pour out its acid rain
The sun then falls, never to shine again
We could of listened, to slow the pace
We could of tried to save the human race
We could of tried to protect this place
But now we fall with no kind of glory or grace
SUPERNATURALDeep unto the mist of ages, spirits jewel worlds forsakenSUPERNATURAL3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
A slither of fire dawns the ethos of my dreams
for the temptress seeds wind and sea with ancient song
Emerald streams flow thru forests of exile...
Beyond the veil of time, the ravens fly dark n' long
The flesh of trees weep to rise of ebon Moon
Nocturnal rapture, seek I with whispered lust
Under wanton falls of twilight I hath bled upon magick vine
Beneath midnight tides the Fae stir,
somewhere in the other world, my flesh becomes her wine
~Arthur Crow © 2012
Bacardi Brings Out The Best In HimHe ties a tender promise to paper and pixels like you did,Bacardi Brings Out The Best In Him2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
but this time I believe him.
Every day he pours concrete into a fluid mold,
uncertain what he makes,
but hoping it won't touch you --
that he'll never have to know the crippling separation that you did,
the wretched wrenching,
across oceans for something he shouldn't have,
for something I shouldn't offer,
that I haven't offered but continue to fight...
Winter thaws old memories and wields wood fires as its weapon;
binds them to the cold,
clear skies its tightened stitches.
Do you remember Boston winter,
failed, Virginian spring?
You couldn't withstand the flood so you let it sweep me away
without a stone to mark the grave.
And now we don't speak but on birthdays and christmas;
that flexible anniversary passes without memorial
and every year, faced with His new joy, I chew bitter roots and pray that you remember and hurt
the way that I did...
But I had years and years of Him inside of me a way that you nev
One That Burns FireA little man holds fire in his handOne That Burns Fire2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Something known all across the land
Still he is unable to catch a glimpse
Though modern machines have tried since
Yet he is safe behind weary masks
Forever amused by tedious tasks
Keeping hold to slight burst
While watching in simplistic mirth
But that little man does not know
That which he holds shares a common foe
And as his mind begins to fall
It cannot bother him at all
For a true flame will never die
When there is still one left to cry
Transatlantic.I knowTransatlantic.2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
there is no shame
in counting crows on bedposts.
Maybe if I had laughed you would
drum on windows
like rain across shutters:
somebody knew, and nobody
man is a lake
and woman a river:
I knew the salt. The ocean froze
we told ourselves
was nothing to the distance.
It crushes dreams like so many
God knows we tried.
But when that morning comes
there will be no brackish streams. No;
Her body tattooedher body is a work of artHer body tattooed2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
each part is a message
the scriptures tattooed on her arms and her legs
the tattoos on her face
each space of her body tattooed is a road
which takes you into her world
which makes you discover her past
her life is recounted on her body
but until now nobody has been able to understand
the meaning of her art
SovereignThe sovereign that reignsSovereign2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Over the grey sky
Keeping close to faith
As fear draws to mind
The Demon Rose.The Demon Rose.2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I see from the crowd
Someone is crouching
Staring at me
Thinking of pouncing.
Her name is Rose
And when ever she's here
I will take blows
If I look at her wrong.
She is a bundle of cuteness
And a fire to burn,
She can be ruthless,
When will I learn?
She's gonna kill me
That little demon of rage,
At night when I'm asleep
She will tie me up
Take me home
And put me in that horrible
But loving torture cage.
The Dark Woman Upon the roof of the house stood the Dark Woman. Her inky veil flowed in the wind, moving like a black ocean wave. Her figure dissolved into a murder of crows. Their chilling caws ripped the night sky as they flew to the colors of the fading sunset.The Dark Woman2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Am I Cold?Am I cold?Am I Cold?2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Have I lost my sense of heart?
Can you feel a single beat
Of this plastered, bloody part?
Do I say the wrong things?
Do I not know how you feel?
Is that a little much to ask
When you're pulling at my peel?
Emotions left me hungry
For concern and heat and flame.
But they betrayed me in an instant
For an ounce of golden pain.
I've been left to rot
In the waste of shattered song;
Left to bite the tattered flaps of flesh that
Bend my fretting tongue all wrong.
So let my ice dis-soothe you
Let my words come out unclean.
I am not one to understand
What others may find obscene.
A Poem For A Rose.Aurora you're beautiful,A Poem For A Rose.2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
So perfect and sure,
When ever I hear you
Your voice is my cure.
You get rid my sadness,
When you're gone I'm alone,
It's the endless madness
That makes my heart roam,
Away from my self
And into your arms.
It's not what you want
And my heart is so worn,
Your smiles a taunt,
When you're gone I mourn.
When I touch you
It feels like forever,
But when you let go
I want to say no,
You're beautiful Aurora
Just want you to know.
The RestingA maze of stone stretches out,The Resting2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
before the great red mountain.
Angels fly above my head,
with their wings of cruel metal.
The great raven of darkness descends,
as the night falls.
Foul demons follow in my wake,
sharp teeth ready to tear my flesh.
My is body is of total fear,
shivering in the dark.
The great masses of rock come to an end,
to reveal a fiery hell.
I feel it at my skin,
burning with a great intensity.
I've found my resting place,
hidden for near an eternity.
I lie there for my end,
and sleep until the end of time.
Peace has sung its sweet song,
voice as soft as a feather.
Fate has completed its hymn,
treacherous and dark beyond all else.
The void surrounds me,
filled with a soothing emptiness.
My eyes finally close,
as the glorious sun rises.
As light is cast onto my face,
I descend into contented sleep.
The mountain towers above,
and then crashes down upon me.
It will rise only when the time comes,
for me to stand again.
I will not wake,
until my demise.
I will not move,
The First Kiss.We both lay thereThe First Kiss.2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
On top of the bed,
And I lean over
To kiss your head.
You look up and smile
And you tell me no,
I must wait
Just a little while
So I sit there and think
With my arm around you,
As you look up and blink
I smell your perfume.
Each time I smell it
It's like the worlds set in stone,
And every time you laugh
You make my heart roam.
I want to kiss you
In a sensitive way,
So I kneel down before you
Then I grab you and sway.
I put my hands on your waist
Then lift you up,
And I place my lips onto your lovely
And most delicate face.
It's A Dangerous World.Look at the worldIt's A Dangerous World.2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
And listen to its cries,
That it slowly gives off
Now look yourself in the eyes.
What do you feel?
Could you possibly feel right?
Is any of this real?
You'll find out tonight.
When the world fades to black
And you're there all alone,
It will come from behind
And begin to attack.
Don't try to run
It is the world after all,
Your life is now done
Because you turned your back
While the world began to fall.
A Killing Thought.Lost and lonelyA Killing Thought.2 years ago in Visual & Found Poetry More Like This
In a chilling mind cave,
Lost in thought
From a killing brain wave.
Someone please save me
From this evil omen
That I like to call
It's taking over
And it's grabbing the gun,
This cant be real,
Please let me run.
I'm picking up the pieces of this mind,
Searching for a reason
To stay here and love,
To see and not be blind,
To not be a case of treason,
To not finally run
And hide above.
I give you my wordYou're so beautifulI give you my word2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
and I will always mean it
You made my heart race
when I first Met you
I've loved you for awhile
but was afraid to show you
You're still my crush
and I will always care about you
I will always be here for you
through the worse and the best times
Cause it is true to me
that I fell for you the longest
You're amazing eyes
and the lovestruck smile
I will always love you
even if we aren't together
You're an amazing girl
and I hope you're future is wonderful
I give you my word
that I will always be here for you
Guardian Angel.Condemned by faithGuardian Angel.2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
But free by strength,
Arms of bearing
With angels wings.
I jump off the clouds
With full faith in thy self,
With wings spread wide
I fly with stealth.
I'll always fly down
To guard you my child,
From audacious demons
And the most evil omens.
For it is my duty
To guard all souls
With strength and dignity
For all eternity
As a guardian angel.
Laying With Their Bodies.Come for the rainLaying With Their Bodies.2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
And stay for the pain,
Acid burns your head
As you fall with the dead.
Pick up yourself
With the strength you have left,
And pull yourself together
Forget that the others wept.
They meant nothing to you
But you feel as if you helped,
That you helped them ruin each other,
So you're making it seem like they never felt.
Now lie back down
Alongside with the charred bodies,
You know you chose to lie down
So it makes it easier,
Now you lye face up and eyes open
With the self-told illuminates.
SkeletonsEvery year there is a night when all hell's minions rise,Skeletons2 years ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
The air is filled with monstrous shrieks and evil fills the skies.
Unshackeled from the bonds of death, once more in life remade,
They like to celebrate their deaths, and ply their evil trade.
A band strikes up to start the show; a noise so filled with dread,
A menacing cacophony; enough to wake the dead.
With zombies on percussion and banshees playing strings,
Wraiths make a racket blowing horns and vampires start to sing.
Now comes a haunting melody, as a reaper croons alone,
Of hungering fangs and sucking blood, and ripping flesh from bone.
More scramble from their resting place; to heed the rallying call,
And drink and dance away the night, at the annual undead ball.
The entertainment highlight is something to behold,
Ogres thunder to the stage with feats of strength so bold.
And the acrobatic talents of the Demons never fail,
To transfix the watching audience and warm their twitching tails.
The Wizard cup now starts at last