A HaikuLeaves glide with silenceA Haiku1 year ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
Along the greying ocean
A tranquil farewell
...and everytime i flip...11 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
these empty pages,
i can see
are the blank
[i have nothing to say .]
Take A ChanceTake a chance,Take A Chance3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Learn to dance.
Take his hand,
The song demands.
Take a chance,
Learn the dance.
Fall in love,
Soar like a dove.
Take a chance,
Lead the dance.
The beat in your brain,
Love caught in the rain.
Take a chance,
Create the dance.
Sing from your heart,
Forget the broken parts.
Take a chance,
Don't worry about the fall,
He'll be with you through it all.
surgeryi promised not to scarsurgery8 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
my skin. so i cut out my
brain and hurled it into
just like cancer, the worst of me is dead.
fall in love with (splitting hairline fractures)we swallow blues insteadfall in love with (splitting hairline fractures)7 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
of talking them out. oh,
kids like us are specters,
spectacles: boys counting
rib(cage)s & (de)composing
don't you hate
is a vessel
we're deities or tomb-raiders; no
in-betweens for writers these days
...I didn't...11 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
so you could
Why I writeI write to share my story with the windWhy I write1 year ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I write to pour my thoughts out to the sky
I write to sympathize with the moon
I write and write
I write to silence the voice in my head
I write to calm the raging storm inside
I write to bore those demons to sleep
I write and write
I write in hopes that one day you would understand
(my words, my thoughts, my methods, my madness)
And I’ll continue to write
Until that day comes.
when you kiss me ----i think that nightwhen you kiss me ----1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
there was something
so fiercely integrous about
having you appear in my dream:
something complete -
and all at once
midnight express.i would never wantmidnight express.1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
to live forever,
so tell Death
when he comes for you
to stall the train
because i'm going too.
DanceWeaving, twisting, bobbing as a seaDance1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Unhesitating to meet the fiercest gaze
Lifting hands, conjoined for fractional seconds
Breaking and joining, flowing and flying
We are but golden strands of finest silk
Floating in the gentle breeze
Waving goodbye to the iridescent light
From which we came
Each turn a reckless choice
Each revolution a heady decision
Graceful artists, pondering destiny
Light streaming through with every stroke
So you can dance
In this elegant ballroom of brief eternity
Dance before you fade to the dark
Bright as a blazing star
In all its triumphant glory
Because to truly capture that essence of life
You must dance with it
And so we dance
Because we were made to
And we know little else
BecauseWhy are you still here?Because1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Because I don’t want to leave you.
Why can’t you just accept that I’m bad for you?
Because you make me a better person.
Why did you choose me out of everyone?
Because I wanted to know you.
Why haven’t you walked away already?
Because I need you.
Because I love you.
My Mind Is A Graveyard And My Body Is A Scar.There’s constantly something wrong with meMy Mind Is A Graveyard And My Body Is A Scar.1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
I can’t look in the mirror for fear I’ll see
Another part of me that I can’t let be
I want to cut it out of my soul
And just live with the gaping hole
Take control and choose to lose
The part of my heart where the insides bruised
I didn’t fall; I was caught by the lonely, crushing darkness
Of this I’m sure; it was there more than you ever were
I don’t know why the love I need
Is flowing in the blood I bleed
Yes, I’m confused and, yes, I’m a mess
Frustrations magnified by stress
I don’t know why I pushed so far
New cuts cover where the old ones are
My scars are scarred, my heart’s in shards
I’m breaking down like a house of cards
I fell already blind into decimating blackness
And used what I could find of my heart as target practice
DreamDancing in the darkness orDream11 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Reaching for the stars?
Empty but full of life
A dream or a nightmare?
My mind can't tell the difference
(witching hour)with black-cat grace(witching hour)1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
into my thoughts tonight
You Will Never Read ThisYou will never read thisYou Will Never Read This11 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
because there is never enough time,
far too many people,
and imaginary things tend to slip away
But still I can see us in a field or on the beach somewhere.
You know the classics.
You grip my hand and it’s warm and alive
and a bit sweaty,
but that’s okay because we’re both human
and I sweat too.
I’m wearing some silly sundress
that probably makes me look fat,
but you would never say anything
and under your pretty dark eyes,
nothing needs to be said.
Together we move like
some beautiful metaphor,
and I’m happy.
And even if the sweat and sundress get to be too much to bear
and our picture breaks apart,
I will still have the memory of how you looked under the moon.
Your youth, your dark hair, your hand on mine.
And that I was in love.
But you will never read this
because I don’t know what true love is
and you do not exist.
Endless MusingsSo the thing is,Endless Musings1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
I’ve been looking.
Searching for what cannot be found.
People fall together so easily,
But all I can do is watch.
Every time I trust my heart,
Giving it to someone new
I end up broken and vanished.
Of course I want a soul mate.
It’s just that…
I keep waiting,
Like they’ll fall out of the sky.
I reach out the only way I know how;
I know the internet isn’t really the best place
for hooking up with people.
Still, given how isolated I am…
I need to find him.
The one who can read my heart,
Sharing my pain and scars.
Someone I can trust to understand,
And who will need me with every waking breath.
Is that too much to ask?
I’m so terrified to let people in.
I vanish all the time.
After every intense episode I vanish,
And a new Self emerges.
We are the same person,
My soul mate would have to understand.
He’d need to be able to live with that,
And me falling for him ti
Foolish Enough To Be LovedI'd dig into my woundsFoolish Enough To Be Loved1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
just to make you stay,
cough up my self-inflicting wishes
to have your arms locked around me forever,
because your departures poison my thoughts.
I want to claw my eyes out,
disease my lips &
rip off my ears,
because your existence
will be the death
of me if i ever see
I'm tired.I'm lying here,I'm tired.11 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
On the floor.
My Demons and fears,
Are at the door.
My hopes and dreams,
Have left my head.
My tears and screams,
Tell me I'm dead.
Of a mad man,
Echoes through my brain.
The last thoughts,
Of a dying man,
Remind me of pain.
I can't play your stupid games.
I can't follow your stupid rules.
I can't live your stupid lies.
I can't take your stupid fools.
Why am I still doing this?
It's not like anyone needs me.
They just want me,
And I guess that's why I'm still alive.
I wish I didn't have to though.
Sometimes I wish that truly no one loved me.
So I wouldn't have to keep going.
So I could actually decide.
If I wanted to.
My Cell's AwaitingMy Cell's AwaitingMy Cell's Awaiting10 months ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
My nightmares were never real,
because my nightmares were born of fear.
I have no nightmares,
for I fear no more,
Now all my dreams,
are past or gone,
There's no hope,
There's no fear,
I am free,
Never so clear,
But it's for human
this damned prison,
A cell's awaiting
for no reason.
For The HeartHope Is For The Mind,For The Heart11 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
For The Heart You Need Faith.
Gave me MeaningMy love for you is so deep,Gave me Meaning1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
you are the one that makes me filled with light.
You make my life filled with happiness,
never an ounce of pain or even sadness.
My love for you is unbearable,
my heart is finally whole thanks to you.
You are the one that gave my life meaning,
the moment I first saw you I smiled with joy.
You filled my life with hope,
given me the courage to move my life forward.
In my life you are perfect to me,
and I will always love you until the end.
This Rapid BeatI am perplexed by this feelingThis Rapid Beat10 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
one that changes my heart’s pace
It sends my tortured mind reeling
Even with closed eyes I can see your face.
Simply the thought of you evokes a craving
to feel the tender caress of your fingers
I do not understand how my heart is behaving
Effortlessly, everything of you lingers.
Thoughts of you cause my heart to speed
It’s a torturous craving as it develops deeper
Words of sincerity and affection is what you feed
as you teasingly whisper in my ear, “You’re a keeper.”
Then my heart skips a beat as you make a confession
you said that with me you feel utterly complete
“Will you be mine?” was your gentle question
Now forever my heart will keep this rapid beat.