scarletteach me about suicidescarlet2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
teach me to sin
through the scars
underneath the skin
I want to let you in
For One Sweet MomentMy canvas in the sky whited outFor One Sweet Moment2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The moment I said goodbye to myself
Damned my refection with a sickened stare
And kissed the salty lips of a stranger
Every empty promise made
Just a blackened reminder
An arrow shot straight towards the soul
Flying on broken wings
How I have tried
To hold the sun
For its infinite warmth
And window into the sureness of tomorrow
Oh, and how I have begged
For the comforting cool of the moon
To close these stolen eyes
If only for one sweet moment
2013 Vincent Cuccolo
Thoughts run through my mindThoughts run through my mindThoughts run through my mind2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Always in motion
Torturing my mental physicality
Driving me to the brink of insanity
Reliving the past
Remembering my present
And inventing my future
The darkness consumes me
And time stops
For just a moment
I am in blissful peace
The Color of Lost ThingsWhen you looked at meThe Color of Lost Things2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
With eyes the color of
I understood two words.
The first one,
The one truth you couldn't say
Because any lie would be
Sweeter on your tongue,
Appeared on a Thursday.
I wasn't okay that day.
I was so heavy.
But you were tired,
So I carried your load, too.
I knew that if I was
Just a little heavier,
I would shatter under the weight.
You would notice me again,
Like you used to.
Or maybe I would just
Into the background.
You gave it to me on Sunday.
You tried to keep it
In your lungs,
Behind ribcage prison bars,
But it slipped out from
Between clenched teeth
Disguised as an apology.
The second one
Crawled inside of me
I don't know when exactly,
Among the glass and bone,
We were no longer separate beings.
I just know that one minute we were
On opposite sides of the room,
And the next,
We stood side by side,
Picking our way through the rubble.
On Monday morning,
I wrote it on the soles of my feet
And along my cr
I am not your slaveBoss me aroundI am not your slave2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
won't give me my own voice,
hurt me internally
leaving me with wounds.
I try to escape,
but you just come back
Why can't you see
that I just want to be free?
You say that I can't survive
that I need you,
truth is you need me
you make me feel worthless,
how heartless can you be?
I am tired of you,
tired of being chained.
One day I shall leave,
leave you in dismay,
maybe then you'll see
that I am not your slave,
I am just your friend.
Tears in the RainWill I be loved in a time of sorrow?Tears in the Rain3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Will I be held in a time of pain?
Will you be the one to stand for tomorrow
For the tears you shed in the rain
Will I see your eyes tonight?
Will you hold me close?
Will your image not haunt my sight
When I am missing you the most
Softly speak my name
and in my heart contains
I'm the GirlI'm the girl you see in the corner, shyly hiding behind a curtain of hairI'm the Girl2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
and the girl you see boldly walking down the hallway, the one with the cheerful, extroverted personality.
I'm the girl who studiously finishes her homework in class - always organized, never late -
and the girl who procrastinates until the very last minute - just because she can.
I'm the girl who's afraid to express her feelings because she doesn't want to be judged by others
and the girl who wants to shout her every thought for the entire world to hear.
I'm the girl who remains calm and collected in every situation
and the girl who is always the first to be consumed by anger in any argument.
I'm the girl who'd prefer to snuggle up with a book all day if she could (with food, of course!)
and the girl who wants to walk outside for as long as she can.
I'm the girl who throws on a sweatshirt and sweatpants at any given opportunity
and the girl who would gladly walk around in a dress and heels
Bitter MedicineMy blood tends to drink itself. No, I'm not joking.Bitter Medicine2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
When your mother is a vampire (and I'm talking Dracula kind of vampire, not a member of the Cullen family) and your father is a straight-up, no-nonsense human being, the effects are... interesting, to say the least. "Hemophagocytic syndrome" is the common name for my condition, but I prefer to call it "Renegade White Blood Cell Syndrome", because then it rolls off the tongue (by comparison).
What was I going to talk about, again? Besides the fact that I'm a vampire (well, half-vampire, but nobody would see the difference if I start sucking your blood), I'm a pretty decent (an exaggeration) runner and total scatterbrain. Half my thoughts are best expressed in parentheses (like this thought) since they tend to be uncontrollably tangential (like right now). Nothing to do with my condition, mind. Just my personality - the run-of-the-mill class-clown jock-geek (runners a
Uncompromising LoveWelcome to existence.Uncompromising Love2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Welcome to your conscience.
You may find some substance
in abject resistance.
Welcome to the planet.
Welcome to your summit.
You may find some merit
to throw down the gauntlet.
I know how you feel-
this emotive rawness;
I think we've all been there
in our self-awareness.
Then I dared myself to
love like never before...
Welcome to the world.
Welcome to the old lies.
Love is a commercial
wrapped up in a disguise.
Love is a chemical
you need to reproduce.
Love is a medical
condition I must beat.
over my own heartbeat-
a dollar for a touch
and a dime for some heat.
Then I dared myself to
love like never before...
And ever since,
words have failed
Because the pure and true
of what I never knew
seemed extremely askew
to my old worldview-
forgives every heartbreak;
is never give and take.
You know some words I hate?
One Last TimeWe’ll never be able to explain whyOne Last Time2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Explain to our kin why our elders die
When the time comes to say a final farewell
We crumble, our bodies become a shell
Like my fathers before me, the time draws near
To say goodbye, a last time, to someone I hold dear
With a heavy heart I write my words
To the bravest soul who has much endured
We as humans hate that which we can’t comprehend
Such as the sorrow felt when a life comes to end
No words to construct any thoughts coherent
We spend our time wallowing in bereavement
Few words can come to ever assuage
Our ardent melancholy and our burning rage
The earth takes in the bodies we undertake
She holds them all, on the soil we consecrate
We don’t hide emotion, for we cannot refrain
To express our sorrows of our attempts in vain
Our will alone could not save the myriads of lives
Save our children, cousins, brothers, mothers, or wives
Yet we cherish our dead in memories fond
We hallow their names in the face of God
And with my farewe
NaCli was a speed-freak slug who could never quite get enoughNaCl2 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
and you, a solid block of salt, constantly posing yourself.
so high above me
as you crumbled, i was the one who burned
...but time does pass...and,
it took five years, but i learned
open wounds heal faster when they're not washed in poison
and every time i felt your toxic touch, it stung.
i'm not the one.
The Status has changedThe Status has changedThe Status has changed2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
my life's re-arranged
Only your actions can cut like daggers
its all too much and my soul staggers
feb. 22? you couldn't even wait
how did I become all that you hate?
I've been deleted in every way
yet in my heart is where you stay
constantly tormenting, ripping apart
leaving a taste that is far too tart
I wish I never met you, never felt this pain
maybe then I could be closer, closer to sane
And so my soul rips in pieces
and the broken heart is lent on leases
I wish I had neither, and could remain cold
but the pain has grown quickly and ugly like mold
If I could just forget it all
maybe I could climb this wall
the wall that keeps me in
haunted by my sin
No Distance, No Time
No Poison with lime
Forever it seems I search for a cure
something to heal me, and make my soul pure
Should I search for Hope
Or a sturdy rope?
Either you understand or not
but this was not my master plot
not the way it should have been
but oh well, fuck it, FIN.
WhispersThey echo off the walls,Whispers2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Resounding in my head,
Haunting my thoughts,
And tearing my dreams apart.
The point out my faults and failures,
Making apparent my flaws.
I'm immersed in a sea of hatred,
And an abyss full of glares.
Misery casts its shadow across the room,
Refusing to refrain its lurking.
It is nourished by the pure disgust,
And utter hatred.
It resides here
By my side.
Soon, my heart swells,
But not with eternal love,
But with hatred.
The whispers cease,
And they transform into screams.
The blood is pounding between my ears,
And I let out a piercing scream
That shatters the rest.
Words hurt me no longer,
I return the glares with a grin,
For when I turn