.got eyes so.1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
out your heart
like a pip
Laughing JackThere is a clown called Laughing Jack,Laughing Jack1 year ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Who’s favorite colors are white and black.
He befriends lonely children they say,
For those are always his favorite prey.
He’ll play with you and give you candy,
So you will think him fine and dandy.
But with fearsome claws and razor teeth,
A monster lies just beneath.
So be wary child, of this horrid clown,
Whose laugh is a twisted, awful sound.
For every word I speak is true.
For his next victim might be you.
You Left Me StrongerYou Left Me Stronger:You Left Me Stronger3 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Hey there, it's been awhile, do you remember me?
I guess you might not, since I wasn't very important to you.
You know, I spent so many days thinking about - what I did wrong
I questioned if maybe, I was at fault or if I was screwed up.
I thought a lot about the things you said...
The things that were my fault, my problems.
I took them to heart at first, but then I realised you were wrong.
I realised that you are selfish and ugly on the inside.
On the surface you pretended to care, but like a cancer;
You amputate someone the moment you think they've gone bad.
You hide from the rigours of life and only emerge like a parasite
When everything is good - when everything is fine and dandy.
I used to think that I was afraid of you leaving,
But now I know, that you've left me stronger than I was before.
You know, this was supposed to be an emotional whine; an emotional spill,
Maybe I was supposed to cry tears and beg you to come back, but you know wha
.you were life's new.1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
work of art;
small easel bones
and a blank
canvas of skin
but he ruined
you over time,
added the brush
of a scar
( 4/02/2014 )It’s day two( 4/02/2014 )1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
& I already feel
I’ve been living
out of my suitcase
since I got home,
on the couch &
leaving my laundry
on the floor.
Everything in my refrigerator
screams 12 days too late
& rent money is due.
She’s slapping me
in the face,
that heartless bitch
with the long
& hot mouth-
& having her way with me.
.i don't want.1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
to push up
be the bearer
of bad news
for a yearning
I long to set this world aflame.I once dreamt of ashes and dragons,I long to set this world aflame.3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
as dark ravens loomed over my sleeping form,
planting cadaver kisses along my neck.
Stepping into a river of colors, I contemplated
smoke halos and the unlit cigarette between my teeth.
I asked myself if all of this was worth it-
gasoline rainbows painting landscapes along my thighs.
I'd never smoked a day in my life, but I liked to play with fire.
[Light a match and watch me burn. ]
beautiful broken things must stick togetherbecause she is a broken pretty thing,beautiful broken things must stick together1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
and he is the little boy who grew up
my grandmother had a blanket of galaxiesmy grandmother once told me that if i gathered allmy grandmother had a blanket of galaxies1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
the stars in the midnight sky, i could sew them into
a giant blanket of galaxies for lovers to make wishes on.
this is what you do with your hands:
learn the same language my grandmother did all those
years prior to this moment of steam and shake.
come daybreak, we collapse into each other with the
sort of stumbling that my grandmother warned me of.
foolish hands know no boundaries, she would say.
thank God that i am boundless, finding you with probing fingers,
your shoulders a make-shift ladder i climbed to catch
just an inkling of heaven on the tip of my tongue.
if every i love you we whispered
into the gentle morning's ear
brought us closer together,
we would become each other.
folding until we are one:
nothing but a crease of constellations
on my grandmother's blanket.
A Single WingI have scarsA Single Wing3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I've never had
to fill holes
that don't exist
They say that
I am whole
but my other half
How come I miss what
I've never had
So here you are againSo here you are againSo here you are again5 years ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
Blue as the morning sky
With the grey in the back
That sets from mountains high
Come in cold and not brand new
But seeing you so differently
it seems as if it's true
I'm sure you haven't changed
But what's wrong with a peek?
I'm a little shaky to think about
not seeing what I seek
Don't unshield your eyes
you don't deserve that rose
walking out into the rain and
returning in the snow
hold on dearie your mask is loose
I can see the lies upon your lip
I don't think that's coming out
your stuck with that ungrateful drip
Who needs you and your tall tales
and figures of speech
and all those aching words that
make emotions leech
Get out get out right now
before reality can catch you
Out of my life ungrateful cow
A friend that simply wasn't true
I'm the type...to try and smile when they're gunning me down andI'm the type...1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
I won't tell you until I'm full of empty shells that
the world wasn't built on land but on
a lack of better term for human desire for satisfaction that does not exist.
To be optimistic when one's soul is a realist but
it doesn't matter how many petals you count because
the last draw will always end with a dead end that
takes you to a new beginning where at first you feel..
this is it. And I'm going to make this my
home.. If not for the eyes that prey on your identity while perched on
trees that take root on ground made of greed and
Is happiness a paradoxical conspiracy that finds salvation in the dreaming minds of those awake. Or perhaps just
something I have only caressed but never tasted to
Is suffering that which is beyond the first dream that
we all awaken to after sleeping that first sleep when
we break free of Innocence.
Or are my words not but images that you have unconsciously
TransgenderTransgender I always thought strange.Transgender2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
What is in a pronoun change?
Don't understand what gender means.
Just a label it would seem.
Sealing yourself in a different box,
Boarded up, covered in locks.
Why can't we just break free?
Won't anyone join in with me?
No longer define by a gender.
No meaning behind him or her.
These labels won't get you far.
Everyone should be who they are.
.little robin, wings.1 year ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
outstretched in the dirt, a smear
of red on your breast
To Be A Writerremember everythingTo Be A Writer2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
old phone numbers, bumblebee stings
how you cried when you left that old house
and how you stayed up until two the next night
trying to think up a world you could fall asleep to
open up, open wide
lie awake shattering mirrors inside
don't understand what's happening block it all out
until you can't take it anymore, and you run let your words
crash out like waves watch your family fall apart because of you
forgive and forget
hide back in your parent's bed
until you're old enough you feel guilty
but the night isn't empty, it's full of creaking
turn on the fan, drown out the crickets with your heartbeats
don't let things go
stay up 'til 10 trying to make it right
fall on your knees, fall again when you get out of bed
get sick easily cry when they drag you to school instead of hiding
so you find a new way to hide behind your eyes and the puddles you dive in
start writing jokes, make people laugh
make them believe you're okay you've never been anything el
Sexism - a story untoldI. A mother scorns her infant boy forSexism - a story untold4 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
wearing a dress; the fresh print of a
hand mark glows on his cheek.
Meanwhile, his sister plays in shorts
II. Lunchtime and a child, no more than
twelve, hurries home early. Tears
smudge the sleeves of his favourite
shirt as he tries to muffle his sobs.
A girl hit him in the face, but boys must
III. Accused of sexual harassment, a
young man apologizes for complimenting
a lady at the bar. Somewhere in the
crowd, a girl pinches a stranger's bum
whilst her friends screech like hyenas.
She was only mildly flirting with him,
IV. In a restaurant, a woman insists her
date pays the bill. The following day,
he's accused of earning too much and
spending too little.
V. A man is pinned against the wall and
forced into sex. Even though he turns
away, he must enjoy it because he's
just a bloke. Women can't rape men - it
doesn't work like that.
VI. Somewhere in this world, a boy
holds the door open for his crush, a
.death has a way.1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
of assuring you
that he is your
he's the only
one that will
stay with you
reach the end
red red rosesi am not a goddessred red roses1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
nor do i
believe i wish to
i'd rather be a half-forgotten
or a girl with opium
eyes and a
who doesn't believe in
kisses demons with lips
that whisper poetry as artificial
as the mannequins in a
i want wings:
appendages stitched from
and the feathers you
can find on
the ground - dirty,
ripped, but still
and i would soar
higher and higher
and buy up
all the stars.
if i am being
i fall in love with
and wolf boys
much like the way a candle
melts; fast, hot, and dripping
wax down the side.
i just want to fit
between these ugly bones
and the too-tight skin
that stretches across them.