Do You Know Who I Am?Do you know
Who I am?
I am Fear,
I am Hate,
I am Lust,
I am Rage.
Let me inside your head.
Let my voice,
Fill you up.
Fill your stomach,
Fill your heart,
Fill your lungs,
Fill your head.
Let me be all that you taste,
All that you hear,
All that you smell,
All that you feel.
Do you know who I am?
I am Addiction,
I am Temptation,
I am vile,
I am Sin.
You can't keep me out.
I am already
Inside your head.
SuicideI'm hurtSuicide6 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
They don't wanna admit
They did these things to me
That ruined my whole life
I was left
On the ground
With a broken arm
And a bleeding nose
When I got an A
I had to be punished
Because I was too smart
They said I am a slut
Because they saw me
with a guy
So they kicked me in the stomach
and threw me of the stairs
I'm counting the bruises
And I wear my long-sleeved shirt
Even though it's summer
My mom doesn't know
she's busy with her own trouble
And she says I'm not the daughter
She wants me to be
and then she starts to cry
It's on my arm
I can cut through
Because I wanna see my pain
The tears falling down
I wait until the perfect moment
And then I make myself feel the pain again
For so long
And you never stopped
You made me break
you made me fall
Now I'm a broken body
a broken soul
With bleeding hands
and a mother
that tells me
I'm not good enough
Why should I live?
SolitudeFrom dusk to dawn,Solitude11 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
in this desolate place
that we call
I feel that
with no way out,
Without a future,
without a purpose,
my yearning soul...
As the darkness
As the numbness
of my sanity
Are you happy with yourself?Are you happy with yourself,Are you happy with yourself?11 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
And the reflection that you see?
Are you where you expected?
Are you who, you were meant to be?
Did you head straight in the right direction?
Or get lost along the way
Are you covered in your battle scars?
Are your arms still a clean slate?
Can you say you are truly happy?
Or do you smile to make it by
Did you give all that you had?
Or did you forget to try
Is there anything you’d change?
Or would you do it all again
Is your story neatly written?
Or did you lose your pen
You do know it’s not too late
Too pick up and go anew
So that maybe next time I ask
You’ll be a better you.
MonstersMistakes are the monsters that chase you through lifeMonsters8 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
You can feel their warm breath
On the back of your neck
Always just two steps behind
Their hideous, twisted faces
Waiting to finally catch you
And have their revenge
“Look,” they whisper, “You made me.
I am your fault.
Turn around and face what you have created,
What you have done.”
So you keep running, terrified
Towards what might be safety
Or just a cold brick wall
But they grow, these monsters
With every moment you spend
Looking away, looking straight ahead
And avoiding them
They grow and grow and grow, until
Their shadows stretch out in front of you
And still you keep running
But you’ll hit that wall
There’ll be nowhere to go
And that gigantic monster
Will swallow you whole
Unless you turn now, turn around
Face your creation and stand your ground
Because all it wanted - don’t you see?
All it wanted
Was an apology
Don't SpeakAfter so many years, she dares to speak,Don't Speak11 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Yet her mouth can't form a sound.
She tries to scream for help,
But no one is around.
Oh it has been like this for so long;
Surely she can survive just another day?
Just hush your voice and cover the bruises
Or you will certainly pay.
A silent threat is written in his eyes-
So full of anger and rage.
Yet she must wear a mask to hide the fear,
Feeling trapped, as if behind the steel bars of a cage.
And now, there are more consequences to come,
For he knows she broke his only rule-
Destroyed the silence that was his protection.
Who would have thought this game could be so cruel?
Perhaps she should have learned by now
Not to challenge the way the world is.
Now not only had her own life been ruined,
But after so many years, also his.
YesterdayyesterdayYesterday10 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
i nearly disposed of
and i still have to wake
up, caked in a layer of
unfeeling burn marks, just
to be swallowed by crowds
of ignorance again.
just because i'm not
coughing up a lung
doesn't mean i'm not
sick, and if you won't
help me slay this monster
by giving me over to a
hospital for souls, it's your
own damn fault i'm never
I QuitCrackedI Quit5 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I hear it all
What you screech
Every line repeats
Until I fall in my defeat
Can I ever stop
The barrage of words
That crumples me down
Onto the floor?
What gives you the right
To drag my face through dirt?
Why, oh why do I listen to you,
Who brings so much hurt?
Your words bring tears,
Heat rising to my face.
I run out in humiliation,
Sobs coming as I race.
My heart is bleeding
My ears are ringing
My chest is pounding
My sorrow astounding
I can't take it
Enough is enough
The smile is cracked
The mask now gone
I'm finally beaten
Is that what you want?
I'm just a human
I'll never live up
Never reach what yo
If OnlyIf OnlyIf Only6 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Oh, if only you knew
What lies inside.
These thoughts in my head,
These things in my heart.
I’m selfish, and ugly, and cruel.
But you don’t need to know that,
You’re too pure to taint
With my demons.
So, I lie,
I hide behind your lies,
I pretend to be what you say I am,
I lie and say I’m alright.
I hate what’s inside,
I hate what’s outside,
I just hate what I am.
Oh, if only you knew,
Then you’d hate me too.
This Is MeThis is me.This Is Me11 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
I am a whirlwind.
I carry my past on my shoulders
While I stare into a vivid future.
I brush off the bruises of days past
And look my fears in the eyes.
This is me.
I am a hurricane of emotions
At all the wrong times.
I’m graceless and angry
With a wall between my heart and my mind
And the need to feel protected.
This is me.
I hate with a passion
But I love even stronger.
I trust with the naivety of a child
Cry with the force of an earthquake
And laugh like a breeze in the spring air.
This is me.
SickI'm sickSick4 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Sick of people
Who worry about me
I don't want them to care
Because I want to be forgotten
Forgotten should I be
I want no one to remember me
When I die
No one should know who I am
Because they would grieve
And I am sick of grief
I don't want to be loved
I don't want to be nice
I just want to be
Open ViewI cut my handOpen View3 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
But it does not hurt
Like the window pane
Like the window pain
It bleeds out soft
But the colour burns
As the sunset ways away
I am departed-
All this ruby stain
All this ruby lane
But come amiss
'Neath the portal's gaping face
For which I see
In looking glass
Broke open free
The delta flows
But I feel no burdening
The dam is made
And shed its sides
Clear for the way
Clear for today
Now all is last
As I abide
A watcher for the coming rain
Be WiseBe WiseBe Wise11 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Everyone, everywhere in the world, has trouble
It may be invited or 't may be not
We should have the sense to solve it properly
Some have it and others have not
I have applied my knowledge and sensibility
When I was in the place
But in the end I had to turn away
And hide my face
The fox, the serpent and the hare
Have inborn cunning to survive
Why chide them for being low.
After all, they are still alive.
Yes we are all doomed to die
But we may overcome so long as we try
Be wise like the serpent
Be cunning like the fox
Keep two holes like the hare
Life is the most valuable thing you have got.
immortalthe number on the inside of myimmortal4 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
wrist reminds me of
and i'm thinking, if i cut
it out, i might live
Send HelpI'm stuck in the middleSend Help1 month ago in Free Verse More Like This
Of this never ending
Body of water
To throw me a life jacket
But all they're doing
Is throwing me anchors
Stones and WordsSticks and stones may break my bonesStones and Words4 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
and words will always hurt me.
Stones leave dark bruises for everyone to see.
While words leave permanent scars visible only to me.
i n s a n i t yWhat I do,i n s a n i t y3 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
What I think,
What I believe,
Conflicts with me
Is a battlefield
But continues to exist
What I think
I am my
Comes to worst
I am split
By my own
My own thoughts
My own actions
Do I let
You Are BeautifulYou Are BeautifulYou Are Beautiful9 months ago in Emotional More Like This
To the girl who cuts herself to bleed away the pain,
To the girl who starves herself because she isn’t “skinny enough”.
To the boy who takes drugs to “fit in” with the jock,
To the boy who is bullied for reading his books, rather than play boy magazines,
To the girl who believes she must strip down to nothing to get the love and compassion she yearns for.
To the man who feels like a failure for the lack of money he holds,
To the women who feels out of style for not having the newest trends,
To the teens sniffing drugs because it makes them a part of the “in crowd”,
To the teens who sits alone, because they have no crowd.
To the boy holding the pills in his hand to end his life,
To the girl with the fabric belt around her neck, feeling like she is worthless,
To the man who looks at his life in shame,
To the woman who looks at her life in despair,
To the one who is persecuted for their beliefs,
To the one who is persecuted for t
Last Night I Committed SuicideLast Night I Committed Suicide, and I encourage you all to do the same.Last Night I Committed Suicide9 months ago in Emotional More Like This
To purge yourself of the broken shell, the scarred wrist, and the emptiness inside of you.
I did it last night, I ended it all, I ended the pain...
and I watched my sorrows fly
And then the sun came, and woke me up. It engulfed me In it's healing light, it filled me with its warmth and love.
It told me that I was in control of my life.
It told me that I was not a coward.
The world will not change for me, so maybe I will have to grow stronger for it. I can be strong, I will be strong.
Last night I destroyed my suffering, I killed my sorrows, and I woke up a new.
And I encourage, despite the pain, to do the same.
Loneliness ConsumesI don’t care.Loneliness Consumes6 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
They have soul mates.
So what if I’m the oldest?
So what if I’ll be alone forever?
It won’t matter.
I’m sure I can find a way to disappear.
Then I won’t need a soul mate.
Then I can leave this place behind me.
All I have to do is try until it works.
Invincibility can only go so far.
I can’t stand this.
Sitting in my room crying because I’m so lonely.
There has to be a better place for me.
I just have to ditch this one.
I used to be able to hide inside of myself.
I’ve ventured too far into the “real world”
I have to go back.
I can’t stay here.
If I can just hide inside myself again,
It won’t hurt so much.
I just don’t know how to escape.
I guess that makes me pathetic.
The loneliness eats away at me
No matter what I do.
NothingI heard someone sarcastically sputter,Nothing8 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
"You are what you eat."
But hearing that sole sentence
allowed me to finally understand
why I am
what I am:
Don't Scream It's late. You're tired from a long day and decide to sleep; rest your mind. You change into something comfortable and slip into your bed. Of course, you don't check under the bed or in your closet. Monsters aren't real; they haven't been since you were younger.Don't Scream1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
Your eyes begin to close, slowly but surely, as you drift to sleep. Every internal guard you may have built around your mind is retracting; everything you want kept out is silently creeping in as well as anything you want kept in is gradually oozing out. Your wonders, fears, hopes, despairs, displayed. You're vulnerable. Subconsciously realizing this, you wrap yourself in the blanket, hoping for some kind of protection. It won't help though.
Your breathing continues at a steady pace, slightly faster than your breathing when awake. You shift in preparation of the long hours ahead. Silence.
Your mind, still slightly aware, registers the light tapping at the window as a branch blown by the wind. The qui
Beyond AbeyanceI used to write of darkness.Beyond Abeyance1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Of a place so hollow and apathetic,
And my insignificant place inside it.
But silence was deafening,
along with solitude savage.
I suffocated on thoughts of oblivion.
And I floated there.
my realm of
It wasn’t until I closed my eyes,
That I dreamed of COLOR.
C r e a t i o n f l o o d e d m y l u n g s,
And jump started my blood flow.
I was given all the universe
.........Of which to shape into something b e a u t i f u l..........
S o I g a v e l i f e.
I t o o k c o n t
A Suicidal NightmareA Suicidal Nightmare9 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
The stallion watched as the girl slowly opened the door.
What was she doing? Her feet moved silently along the floor.
She walked up to it and patted its face in the dead of the night.
She hid the deadly weapon that would take her tonight.
Burying her head in the creatures mane, she sobbed hard.
The rip through her soul cut like a glass shard.
She couldn’t take life anymore, why was she even alive?
That wasn’t the question - how was she meant to survive?
Sobbing was useless she knew but she had to.
The pain built up and it all flooded through.
Her tears traced down the neck of that great horse.
Leaving dark patches that showed the ending course.
Stroking the stallions scarred face, she knew he knew pain.
She knew he understood her, he didn’t want to go through it again.
His body riddled with memories, as is hers now.
Those vicious things that are so very foul.
Looking into the stallions eyes, she whispered with a soft voice.
"You know how I feel - you understand my cho