Destination BeautifulIm a long way from anything amazing.Destination Beautiful9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
21 miles to be exact.
No time for calculations,
Im in a hurry.
So how about we pack up our
Necessities and you
Away with me.
Doesnt matter where we go as long
We can take our worries and insecurities and
out the window.
Watch them trail and fade behind us
On that one way road to
Destination beautiful right here in the front seat
Sunkissed shoulders and
Prove Me WrongProve Me Wrong11 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Advanced Bodies Absorbing Advanced Minds..
Still in a crippled state of mind.
Why has the majority chosen to do so little with their gift?
Blindly, yet faithfully following a system of duplication...
trimming power, leaving evolution up to another kind.
Even the genius with the perfect inventions...
sit and wait for the so called "right time"..
to release creations from their mind.
I fear their reasoning may be intimidation.
Knowing that if releasing creation right now,
they would be forced.
Forced to come up with something bigger..
Maybe it's the hesitation of their capabilities.
So as accustomed...
they simultaneously sit and wait...
While people below travel, work, pray, and patiently anticipate,
never even acknowledging their own existence...
Always shading themselves from their own reason of being.
And so words are said:
Be polite, and celebrate your date of birth..
because it's the "right thing to do".
Black Metal AngelBlack Metal Angel8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Sing through your throat
Until it burns
Feeling the acid crawl
Its way up your
And expel into
A towering inferno
Over the roaring crowd
Sing for me
Black metal angel
I want to hear your
Anger coursing through
I want to feel your
Pain resonating from
I want to see the tears
Burn in your eyes
When you teach me that
All they ever told us
Was a fabrication
Sing for me
Black metal angel
Let your voice tear
Right through me
Tear into me
Tear me apart
Vivisect me as I
Scream for more
Give it unto me
Don't sugarcoat it
I can handle the truth
I want it RAW
Can you handle
That intensity you feel
As 10 000 hot bodies
Soar upon the floor
Your voice for
Guidance in this
Will you set us free?
We crave that acid that
Leaks from your pores
And sizzles on our hot
Sing for me
Black metal angel
Will you satiate my needs?
I crave for your honesty and
Integrity where others see
Millennium Goal 6: PoetryMillennium Goal 6: Poetry8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Original Poem by Basile Nicephare , 11 years from Benin in French
Oh Benin mon cher pays
Pourquoi as tu accepte que le SIDA ?
Le sida cette vilaine maladie contamine
Il est la mon frère
Il est la ma sœur
Il est dans notre village
Dans nos maisons
Dans nos collèges
Dans nos écoles
Dans nos églises
Dans nos mosquées
Toi mon frère
Toi ma sœur
Qui ne veux pas attraper le SIDA
Respecte et applique le sigle ABCD
Choix du condom
Dépistage avant le mariage
Debout mon frère et ma sœur
Luttons ensemble contre le SIDA
Oh Benin my dear country
Why have you accepted AIDS?
The AIDS this nasty illness that contaminates
It is here, my brother
It is here, my sister
it is in our village
In our houses
In our schools
In our churches
In our mosques
You my brother
You my sister
Who doesn't want to ca
Red DressThe store was not busy tonight.Red Dress7 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Customers wandered in and out, solitary dancers to the muzak that floated down the aisles. Cady watched them with unfocused eyes - her job didn't take a lot of concentration.
"Good evening, ma'am, do you have Flybuys?" Hands moved automatically, packing groceries into plastic bags with unconscious precision. "That will be $11.90, thank you, have a good night. Good evening, sir, do you have Flybuys?"
Her eyes focussed with a snap - he hadn't handed over a card.
There weren't any groceries on the counter, either.
The man's face was unremarkable, the kind of face that had passed her a hundred times that night, forgotten before they reached the door. But, his eyes - they were remarkable, a golden brown that drank in the light and glinted hypnotically.
"Arcadia," He said, "Wake up."
"Good evening, sir, do you have Fly-" Cady's mouth gaped for a moment, and embarrassment burnt her cheeks. She was on the wrong side of the counter
Devil insideI looked up and saw a crow today.Devil inside8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
An omen that I felt before I saw.
It cried out "Beware, beware"
(Unlike Cousin Raven, who said "Nevermore")
The news it carried was as bad
As the news it once carried to Athena
Which made her turn its shade.
The crow I saw was not unique,
As they all visited many today.
The Cry was unique, though-
The message different for each who heard.
And in my case, I felt it sting.
The devil inside wept for the angel who lied.
And the crow carried on, with many such messages.
I could have done worse than Athena,
Devil that I am and was.
I don't shoot the delivery man,
I just try to deny the delivery.
The crow flew on, oblivious to the pain it caused,
As it did with each message.
But it is not because it is dumb.
Rather, it is because it is smart,
And doesn't want to stick around if someone
Does decide to shoot the messenger.
And as it flew, I just kneeled and cried.
The devil inside wept for the angel who lied.
On The Love Of AstronautsTomorrow late when strange the twilight shines;On The Love Of Astronauts8 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
when lovers wish on newborn stars and call each other 'mine';
when fate begins to weave all the ties that bind,
look then and see if I am there with you
or far across a sky that turns to dusk from blue
If our hands and minds throughout the times shall never meet;
if this vulgar heart and weighted soul will never feel complete,
then tell the Gods of fate to cease for me their weave
and wish for me a better world than the one that I now leave
For, without the promise of me in your eyes;
without the togetherness of our two bonded lives
what true gain could come from witnessing the beauty of these skies
when in them angels shall no longer fly
Notes From A Treatment CenterYou can feel what I can't feelNotes From A Treatment Center7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I can't grow, my heart can't heal
You are one who'll never see
I'm not here, this is not me.
You "exist". I am not real
I will "lie" and I will "steal"
You are "nice" and you are "kind"
I have slowly lost my mind.
You can "think" and then react
You can contemplate a "fact"
I can only blankly stare,
I am never really there.
I will always be explaining:
In my world it's always raining
You may try to understand
But you'll never see my land.
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Men don't cry - sad one-Men don't cry.Men don't cry - sad one-8 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Though I am a boy, I am the son of a man.
My father taught me things, infact everything I hold in my hands.
When I fell over on the pathway, just when I was five.
I started to cry, and I didn't know why.
I couldn't help myself, the pain, the feeling, the anguish, the fear.
Overwhelming me, till my dad picked me up on his shoulders,
"Woah, you only fell down! Come now son,
if a tear were in your eyes everytime you fell,
what man would you be? Do you want to be a strong man
I didn't quite understand him, but I knew what I had to do.
I learnt my first lesson, in becoming a man.
I'm only a boy of 16. And I haven't cried since.
Not when I fell off my bike at 7,
Not when my parents were mad at me when I was 11,
Not when bullies stabbed
it is not enoughit is not enough just toit is not enough6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
miss you. i have to learn
how to walk again; how to
live without meat and
kissing, how to sleep
shaped like a balled up
fist. it is not enough
just to miss you. i have
to adopt twins in
Africa, name them Lost
and Weird, forget to
feed them. i have to
go to every pet store
in America and rescue
all the seahorses. i have
to tattoo D A R K B I R D
inside my lip and stand
in children's playgrounds
like a broken arm, creaking. it
is not enough just to miss
you. it has to hurt. i
have to write poems
that last forever, interpret
dreams about buildings
burning down, flies who
leave their partners for
sad New York waitresses. i
have to work on my
posture. shave my head, wear
white dresses. i have to
be a chaffinch when i curse
into my fingers. it is not
enough to just miss you. i
have to be a crazy
crocus-woman; my lovely
hand curled close around
your heart, a bud sealed
tightly, tightly, tightly...
Gay PrideGay Pride10 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
In honour of Pride month, I decided to send out a message to my homophobic generation. The following are dialogues I have heard/had with people my age. The words not in quotes are just my thoughts on the exchange.
"Who here is against gays having the right to marry?"
Michael raises his hand.
"Ok Michael, can you tell us why?"
"'Cause, it's nasty."
Real articulate. I find you nasty, should your right to live be taken away because of it?
"My favourite character in the Lord of the Rings movies? Legolas."
"I liked him too, until I heard the actor that plays him his gay. Then I just lost all respect for him."
I just lost all respect for you.
"How am I a homophobe?"
"Are you scared of gays?"
It is not fucking contagious. If you can admit your fear is irrational, fine. But don't use the word gay in a negative context because you have psychological problems.
"Gays marrying? That's just wrong, its totally wrong."
"Why do you say that?"
I was...I was lovelessI was...5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I had adopted that name,
Carved it in my skin
I was insane.
I was hopeless
It had died a while back,
Smothered and malnourished
I was cracked.
I was heartless
I had ripped it out,
To much pain to bear
I was full of doubt.
I was soulless
It had left me behind,
To depressed to cope
I was so unkind.
I was in the past
Never looking ahead,
But I moved on
I am alive again.
I am happy
I now smile true,
Tears dried up
I now have you.
I am loved
I feel it in our kiss,
The way you hold me close
I am full of bliss.
I am protected
I no longer fear the pain,
I know you won't hurt me
I am no longer stained.
I am in love
It's better then I knew,
The world's so much brighter
I'm complete with you.
Slowly Dying On The InsideWhy cant she just tell himSlowly Dying On The Inside7 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
how she truly feels?
Whats she so afraid of? That
he wont accept her feelings,
accept her for who she really is?
That maybe hed be happier without her?
Will she ever really be able to tell
Him that she loved him once; that he
Broke her heart and then she fell for him
All over again? Or will she just lock it all
away until it finally kills her?
Now shes died, and doesnt think anything
of it other than how she should have told him
before it was too late. But now theres nothing
She can do about it except watch him fall in love
with another woman, completely oblivious to the fact
shes no longer around. Maybe he never knew she existed in
the first place. Maybe no one knew she was even alive, but still
slowly dying on the inside, even now after her death,
regretting every bit of her mistake.
Dead InsideDead Inside9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I feel the tears forming
Sitting in my eyes
But no matter what I think of
I can not cry
I feel drowsy
And am hardly awake
But no matter what I do
I can not fall asleep
I feel fatigued
And feel unstable when I walk
But no matter how uneasy I get
I don't want to eat
I feel depression setting in
That's causing this insanity
But no matter what is happening
I can't help my smiling
I'm slowly becoming numb
I feel dead inside
I feel as if my soul has left me
I'm just a body, acting on it's own
A smile on my face
With actual feelings unknown
I don't really care
What happens to me
I feel as if I'm already fading
My life is deafening
I'm already on the edge
What does it matter if I'm pushed
I'm walking past the rail
That earlier I broke
And I'm looking over the edge
Wondering if I should jump,
Because I've become numb
And I feel dead inside
I feel as if my soul has left me.
So why be alive?
I could hate you....My heart may be cut and wounded.I could hate you....10 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
But wounds heal with some time.
I'll move on but,
I'll never completely stop loving you.
Thou I can still hate you.
For so long I fought for you.
But now I'm wondering.
Were you worth that fight?
Tears fell,blood stained and heart shatttered.
You may say I can't hate you, or hurt you.
But would you like me to prove you wrong?
I can easily ignore you,
causing you to some pain, making you think
that i do hate you.
All I'd have to do to hurt you,
is choose another to be with.
I know you and I know your jelaousy.
So remember I can easily hate you.
Have you learned enough about hate?
I'll push you away,
and watch you fall to the ground.
I hope you've finally learned
I can easily hate you.....
but I don't,I love you!
We'll Never Know EverythingWe'll Never Know Everything10 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
We'll Never Know Everything
. . .You told me that my weakness
lies within my reasoning. . .
So I wondered if I should envy
Whatever it is that makes you be. . .
As I gazed upon you through your window
I watched it fog up due to the extreme humidity
It reminded me of the way we as people make impressions
An exterior doesn't always reveal all that lies beneath
One can alter the outer shell
To connate what they equate with physical beauty
So perhaps you don't have to divulge to them
All that lies deep within your memory
If they see what's on the outside
And have an infatuated attraction toward you for that reason
Perhaps that will be enough
And you don't have to divulge
All that has real meaning of love
Forever hibernating for the winter season
The facade is the wall that you call your body,
which now only comprehends misconstrued physical embrace
It use to be connected to your emotions
But regardless of time passing, it stays remains frozen
And suffer the inability to update
The only dif
Homophobia 3Homophobia 39 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I would taunt him in the halls,
And basically make his life a living hell,
With all the nasty slang words,
As he passed by me in the halls,
But today it was taken way too far.
I watched as my best friend,
Hit him across the face in the parking lot,
And I followed with a punch to the gut.
He fell to the cement in pain.
The look in his eyes,
Showed how scared he really was.
I felt so wrong at that moment.
Putting fear in the eyes of a young boy,
Just because of his orientation.
I stepped back as he stood up.
Then the glare of metal caught my eye,
As I turned to see my best friend,
Pull a knife from his jacket.
He ran forward, stabbing the knife,
Into the young boy's stomach.
They both fell to the pavement,
One clinging to dear life,
And the other taking it away.
I pulled him off the boy,
But it was to late,
He was gone from all the blood loss.
I turned to my friend,
With a look in my eyes that said,
"What the fuck have you done?"
scarred.september.scarred.6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
oh, dearest, you are the
brightest little firefly in the jar;
a colored picture in a world
of black and white. they admire
how content you are; how
you can set a room aglow
with your smile.
you`re dazzled by the way your fate
intertwined with his, like ivy vines
or strands of angel hair.
listening to the translations of
constellations and stories
across the midnight sky,
that these moments
would never end.
you tell everyone that
he calls you beautiful;
that you have a spot in his mind
where you are the only one
little did you know
that these were nothing
but sweet lies and false statements,
until winter came and left
the autumn colors behind,
along with everything you
and him once had. it`s
a little funny, isn`t it,
how someone you spend
a lifetime getting to know
can turn into someone you knew
the tears are falling quicker
than raindrops, now, as
you sit in the corner of your room,
The Dismal GardenThe Dismal Garden8 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
There once was a beautiful and luscious garden, filled with muted grays and pastels. Oh, the taste of the sweetest leaves that grew around a mound of brush and twine. What could become of such temptation?
The girl, so soft and white. She had eyes and hair of coal, as black as the stray passing by. Her lips were those of a doll. Velvety red rose petals. But it wasn't the roses she fancied.
She was drawn to the leaves of a strangely colored flower, entwined around a tell of vines and grasses. The flowers, so black they almost mirrored with her eyes. The petals topped with yellow trodden speckles. She was drawn to the leaves and couldn't help but sample their delights.
A swallow perched nearby and began to speak. He told her that the flowers were sordid blooms from the tomb. She was puzzled at the silly talk of the bird and listened as he continued with his story. He explained that the catacombs stood below the beautiful garden, and a mysterious growth of the speckled flowers emerged from
DrownMy eyes filled with tears, my heart with terror, I run into the waves. I trip and stumble over my feet, blindly in the night. Slowly now, the shoreline recedes as I fall beneath the waves. My chest grows heavy... Is it the water? Regret? At this time I feel unsure. Reaching up, I realize what a fool I am. I breath in the salty water, so similar to tears. My final thoughts shoot through my body...Drown6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Must it end like this?
If I Die I'm AlrightIf I Die I'm Alright8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Now I can see
We'll never step foot in the same room
Never to touch hands
In the darkness we've longed to roam
But I'm alright
The dreams of waking up
To your pale blue eyes lying next to me
The visions of laughter
Now, they're only dreams
But I'm alright
Because I know you're mine
I know you're there
And I know I'm always on your mind
I know you'll always care
And there's nothing left for me to find
If I die
Because I know
You'll be on the other side
Now I can see
That we will never stand in the same room
Never hand and hand
But I'm fine
Because I know you're mine
And then comes the time
When I fly far away
I'll finally meet my angels face
And just think
You didn't have to feel a thing