mythi ammyth10 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
somewhere beyond hurricanes made
only of butterflies
and carpets pushing moss
between your toes
and trees that rut green
against stained glass
and dandelion clocks that blow
june around the snow-capped peaks
of your shoulders and the mountain
valleys of your collarbones
"we are all just stories"
and i have mine to tell
if we're all myths
strung up on strings of dragonfly wings
let me walk on fire i stole from
mount olympus, let me open pandora's box
of phoenix flames flashing purple and blue
and let me be a girl wearing a queen's skin
or cloaks of thistledown and lost baby
.not too much more.11 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
icicles in the desert.
whatever you give me,
give it to me undivided.
thank you for your quintessence:
"if you're out of ordinary,
you need a refill."
IfIf I was brokenIf11 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
and you were shattered
Together are we whole?
If I was tired
and you gave up
Does that make us old?
If I was dying
and you were sick
would that make us doomed?
If I was buried
and you lived on
is your heart my tomb?
If love continued
without me there
would you die of grief?
If once you died
and found me there
would you find relief?
My Name Is?You know I think that it is time for you to go...My Name Is?10 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Yeah boy better know, I'm an ancient poet,
With a modern rap flow, so-
I think it's better that you learn to let it go...
Ain't no third-rate writer;
I won't let a poser hold a candle to my lighter, because-
My name is Chen, I'm the Dragon of the East.
My reputation now makes me out to be a beast.
But you'll find that I'm probably a really nice guy,
Just before I take a fork out, stabbing your eye.
I can't help it, I'm just a little insane.
Mom blames it all on my video games.
But it wasn't the screen that left me craving for blood,
It was the twisted little bitches in this world of mud.
See you might call me the furthest thing from a stud,
Even when I drop the bomb, it ends up a dud.
So I get a little sick of those having it easy,
And I like to mess 'em up before they start getting preachy.
Son, you ain't even walked a mile in my shoes!
Go hang up your chains, because you're setting
Just Pull the TriggerThis pain I feel inside,Just Pull the Trigger11 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
It comes from no wounds.
This pain I feel I've died,
Don't leave me in this room...
I am surrounded by the walls-
And my cage grows tighter.
I pick up cigarettes and crawl,
As I search for my lighter.
Holding flames that I cup,
In these hands so bitter.
I take that first of puffs;
With a swill of liquor.
I have sunk to the bottom.
I'm dreaming of the moment I-
Will break the surface and see the sun.
But sadly I am done...
So let's go play with the gun!
And load, just pull the trigger!
And load, let the gun smoke linger!
- Word of Chen, 13th May 2014
4 Traits of a Damn Good Boyi. drive4 Traits of a Damn Good Boy1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
buddy, you were a throwback. you had a lot of wolf in you,
a feral soul.
i hope heaven has eased the stiffness in your joints
and brushed the gray from your fur
and left you sleek and gorgeous,
a solid pack of muscle with the kind of determination
that can never be taught.
i hope there are lizards for you to chase,
doves for you to launch yourself after
and catch out of the air with a finesse that would make professionals weep.
buddy, i hope someone's up there throwing a stick for you every now and then.
i hope you give 'em hell when they want it back.
buddy, it seemed like the world was a very scary place for you.
i'm not sure why,
and maybe i laughed at you a little--
at the neurotic puppy inhabiting the commanding form
of a hunter--
and sometimes i got angry at you
and your insistence that the world was out to get you
and i'm sorry for that.
it took me years to realize that something must have happened
to plant a deep and unshakeable fear
FreakForgotten by someFreak10 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Respected by no one
Kindness is what I need.
speaking in silencespeaking in silence7 months ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
profoundly effecting lives.
words or silences,
when you listen to your life
do you hear the difference?
[A spark by somethingzenzen ]
Let Us BurnLet us never burn as brightLet Us Burn6 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Let's never burn as intense
As a raw, dry straw fire
Leaving no ashes behind.
Don't want us to give up all
That we can afford to lose
To feed the hungry flame
Which leaves us in the cold.
Instead, let us brave the smoke
With reddened and teary eyes
While the log slowly dries,
Before it will start to glow.
So let us just burn as slow
As this thick log still with bark
Shedding an aura of warmth,
And turn to grey-white ember.
for the people with depression.one day, the pressure becomes hard to take.for the people with depression.1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
I don't know what to do, only know that it aches
The past is just haunting, and it keeps going on
Don't know anything anymore, only that something is wrong.
It was the loss of a love, the death of a friend
Half of my heart that I wish didn't end
I knew he was gone, but I couldn't believe
So I hid the pain in cuts under my sleeves
No reason to smile, no reason to live
I cut because blood's the only thing I can give
But now I know that I'm not alone, there's someone who cares
One person's gone but everyone else is still there
I know that it's painful, I know how you feel.
I have depression, PTSD, I know that it's real
But one day I got up and hung into life
And day by day, I avoided my knife
I wrote free verse poetry, shed all my tears
Drew all the good things I ever had in my years
Little by little, I healed very slowly
It's not over yet, but I'm not as lonely
What I'm trying to tell you is to believe and to hope
You don't have to die hanging
DemonTried to burn the memory of you,Demon1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Tried to drown you with my tears,
Tried to bury you deep inside,
Tried to free myself of your grip,
Yet your demon’s claw clenches my heart
Yet you follow me in my dreams
Yet you feed on my broken wings
All, I beg is forgetting
All, I want is flying
All, I need is healing
EnchantedA golden apple tangEnchanted8 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Heralds summer's brightest fire
But I prefer to amble in
In the darkest corners
There are no haunted whispers
And only caramel shadows
Transfer daylight's memories
For unto me the stars
Snapping leaves leading moonlight
Are not my coldest lonely hour
But a renewal of soul
Silence is DeathVoiceless and bleeding at the end of my ropeSilence is Death7 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
chocking upon words which remain unspoken,
with jaw unhinged I may find a way to cope.
Lock myself in with all the pieces broken,
how can I find the right moment to tell you?
I try to deliver some secret token.
These trails of blood would make sense if you knew,
this silence is bound to be the death of me,
I am stuck and don't know how to make it through.
I have to close my eyes in order to see
and I know only I can set myself free.
No MoreHe can't chase her demons anymore.No More1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
they're running him into the ground,
as he seeks her in shadows.
Every time she lets him in,
Hell takes her from behind...
and swallows her whole.
Left crushing the ashes of what was,
between desperate fingertips
as the disillusionment chuckles in the corner.
She cries "save me,"
but he can't walk those weary miles, and what's more;
she doesn't really want him to.
Wavering in and out, always just beyond reach....
...mirage oasis dancing on a dark horizon,
weeping for want of water.
He turns to look at the Road behind,
realizing he's lost his own way in seeking hers,
berated and bumbling from the Beaten Path.
So when you turn around and he's not there,
you won't know why at first...
...you might cry...but it'll come to you.
And as the wind kisses your cheeks,
while the monsters mumble in your mind...
UntitledI heard everything they said. All the words painted out into the air entering my ears etching themselves into my brain. Those same words didn't wake me. I still lay there under the bright lights panicking and twitching as someone desperately tries to grab my hand. Their clear shaky breaths and watering eyes looking down at my pale face. I could see everything without opening my eyes. I was still sleeping. There was a strong grip to my hand, sweaty and tight. He didn't want to let go even when a doctor pulled me away. When I yelled in pain scratching at my wrist he fell to the floor. Doctors around me yelling quick to the nurses still not sure how to handle of what was happening. He didn't move. He waited outside the door with tears in his eyes thinking of the worst. Wasn't ready to let go. The emotions filled the room feeling like I was underwater, could no long hear what was being said only soft muffles. The room was black now. I didn't see him anUntitled6 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
if you lose yourself, i will find you in the skyi want to make the best of what's left tonight:if you lose yourself, i will find you in the sky1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
our wanton hearts buried in the blue,
and losing a ferris wheel into the dusk.
maybe i'm just unused to empty, colliding shells
where pulses used to lie (so close to me).
sometimes i think stars are just suicidal lanterns
leaping from heaven because you might be
up there too.
if you ever relinquish yourself to your dreams,
if you ever build a skyscraper from a streamline bridge,
if i ever swim through the jellyfish constellations,
i will find an angel engaged to the dawn.
All I WantI want someone to talk toAll I Want11 months ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
it may not sound like much
but its all I want of you
I want to never be alone
to never be forced to hear
the silent creaks of my home
I want someone to share with me
to give me the pieces of their day
through tiny conversations, and hearty stories
till there's nothing left to say
I want someone to stay with me
on those many cold nights
when the only thing that can keep me warm
are their sweet whispered delights
I want someone
it hardly matters who
to stick with me
and stay with me through
the transgressions of my days
the weaknesses of my soul
and share the same with me
make me feel whole
I want to someone to talk to
someone's whose hand I can clutch
All I want is a true friend
Surely that isn't too much