Just yesterday you were holding my hand,
Just yesterday you gave me a wedding band,
Just yesterday you said I do and,
Just yesterday you said you loved me too.
Just yesterday you told me you cared,
Just yesterday you told me about the love we shared,
Just yesterday you said you'd never leave and,
Just yesterday that was all I needed to believe.
Just yesterday you were near,
Just yesterday they told me something I did'nt want to hear,
Just yesterday they buried you deep and,
Just yesterday thoughts of you kept me from sleep.
Just yesterday I finally came to see you,
Just yesterday I missed you more than I usually do and,
Just yesterday I remembered again how much I need you.
Just yesterday has come and gone and,
Just yesterday is just a memory of all that went wrong.
True LoveI didn't know love until I met you.True Love14 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Nothing in my life had ever felt so true.
You were the reason I went day to day,
Washing all of my depression away.
I wish I could make everything all right,
Every second I think of that night.
The way you broke my heart with only few words.
Did more to me than being stabbed by a thousand swords.
I didn't know pain until I met you.
Even know, nothing has ever felt so true.
You used to be the reason I went day to day,
But now your make me wish I could fade away.
Let Me DieLet me dieLet Me Die14 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Let me die,
It hurts to live,
Let me die,
My soul to give.
I want to die,
Give me rest,
I don't want to try,
Just a bullet in the chest.
Every acrid breath makes sweet death,
Like the gentle touch of a lovers caress.
Let me die,
I beg you please,
Pain and disease
Are only a tease.
Give me a place,
Where I can be free,
Where demons wont chase,
And torture me
The KnowingThe KnowingThe Knowing14 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
by jsenn (Joy Senn)
not quite the same
not quite the same as before
before the papered golden ring
before the child from swaddling grew
before the hand of unheard aches
touched us here and here and here
we never knew
I swear to you, we never knew
(we live forever. don't we? nope.)
(does it get better? yup.)
falling leaves . spring renews . summer's sweat
I do digress
now is more
more than before
now we know the knowing
and the power in the word
knowing some mountains won't be climbed
knowing some oceans won't be crossed
knowing the awful wait does end
that patience is not the heavy load
knowing even this
...the rose's scent before the sniff
and this...oh, this, of greater import now
knowing the slightest grin
the unseen move
the imperceptible glint of eye
the elegant, the elegant
there you have it, boiled down
hopes and dreams, love and life
contained by the beginning
smooth assurance, abiding time
the sunday morning effectthe sadness fades awaythe sunday morning effect5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
from your eyelids, drips off
like the sunday morning effect on your lips.
the airwaves between you and me
can't carry the weight of your words,
so stop talking.
at least to me.
your words are too warm
and i don't want to get comfortable
next to you
because i just don't believe in miracles anymore.
and just so you know,
i'm perfectly okay with that,
because i knew what was truth
before the stars were drawn out across the skies.
these sunday mornings press warmer days into my palm
and i'm starting to understand
that you understand
the laws of attractions just as i do.
we're just beginners in this thing called love.
because we thought we knew what was truth
before the stars started burning out across the skies.
AloneAlone14 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
to what was
what might have been
and now I see
what was once unseen
left to dwell in emotions deep
what was reality
a lost fantasy
Sleep, Only to be woken
Run, Only to be caught
Scream, Only to be unheard
Escape to the darkness
Into the unknown
What was to be
No longer will
All is lost
In spite of me
To what was
What might have been
But now I see
What once was unseen
Sleep to be woken
Run to be caught
Scream to be unheard
Escape to the darkness
Into the unknown
Only to emerge in the light
To start again
never forget you.sleepless nightsnever forget you.5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
screaming and shouting for silence
could have killed me
after all this time.
small fists pounding on closed doors
until the blood drips onto the carpet.
a hiding for that as well
the stains are still there
do they bring back memories?
no rest for the wicked
i had to shout back at some point
you couldn't care less
thats what padlocks are for
created especially for me?
how thoughtful of you.
are they still there?
splinters in the carpet
all my fault
you were the "victims"
but i'm not here by choice, you know
the source of your anger
the perpetrator of the crime
the unspeakable evil
created by yours truly.
so in the end, you only have yourselves to blame
i'm not there any more
breathing in your hatred and poison
broke free as soon as i could
clawed my way out of your cage
never looked back
10 years to the day
do you remember me?
because i'll never forget you
Letter to a MuseDear Inspiration,Letter to a Muse14 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I need a favour. What I want is for you to go down to a beach where the sand is bone white and rain water flows down
from the mountains into the ocean and for you to lay in the sand and make angels while the sun sets and the sky
turns orange then red then purple then black and then to walk barefoot through the stream back up to the beach
where the car is parked and freestyle a rhyme while thinking about love, and then I want you to find a bottle
or something with a secure top and find a way to seal up that entire moment and send it to me...
- Writer's Block
Midnights ReflectionI dont look so bad against the reflection of a darkened sky,Midnights Reflection6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Where colors are distorted and images are blurred.
I could even pass for something beautiful,
Just as long as the details stay hidden.
Write Love on Her Arms?I just saw a Facebook page that said this: "Write Love on Her Arms."Write Love on Her Arms?4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I chuckled at this grotesque idea.
I would never write love on her arms, for I would write it on a sheet of paper, page-by-page, a serenade to be crafted into an art form of lyricism and beauty -- forever it shall remain with her, whereas ink will fade quickly . . . but, I suppose that's what we've come to.
Heart MusicI hear your nameHeart Music5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
in the wind
and my heart
maybe you were
just a fairytale
maybe a poem
breathe in the air
that's what you were
and your tunes
you'll never be
gone to me
is written in me
the wind will blow
my tears away
and the music
will never go away
MAN ON THE ROADMAN ON THE ROAD5 years ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
Today on the road I saw a man,
lying bleeding near his fallen bike
There I passed with a hesitant hand,
a contradiction dressed in white
For all I know...
he could've been my father,
he could've been my brother,
he could've been my lover
A year passed and I came by that road again
The stains were gone but still I wondered
if the man I saw knew what would happen
What crossed his mind as his body crumbled?
For all we know,
he could've been someone's friend,
could've been someone's God-send
Oh why did he meet that end?
How I wish I could go back to that time
I saw that man dying on the road
I would help him up without a whine
and bring him to the healers' abode,
the place where I made my oath...
PrayerI thank you, merciful Creator,Prayer5 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Whoever you, up there, might be,
That I was not proclaimed a traitor
And no one yet imprisoned me.
I thank you with my heart, Almighty
That yet my tongue wasn't ripped out,
That I am for my word still fighting,
And for my liberty I shout.
I thank you, Owner of existence,
From you I learnt all that I must,
Against offense I hold resistance
And I am used to pure disgust.
I thank you with my soul, Redeemer,
That time is limited for me.
A fear of fools: One day the spirit
Will leave the body finally.
And so, I pray to thee, Soul-Bearer
Let me dissolve in haze, I tell.
Dull is eternity in heaven
And on the earth I've seen my hell.
How Kids Eat[How Kids Eat]How Kids Eat3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
What really happens when kids eat food?
Almost the same as blowing a kazoo
Food be used as food but other things too
We really don't care they're fun to chew!
Here's to chocolate! A marvelous thing!
A tasty delight that has another fun use
To smear on the face with gooey choco-juice
Makes for great camouflage and very messy games
Vegetables and fruits we'll never ever touch
Eying them suspiciously like spies in a bunch
Strangely enough these loops of fruit
go down the hatch without dispute!
If ice-cream doesn't melt and run down our arms
it isn't real at all and should sound your alarm!
If it's real and cold then don't come close
since it looks much better as a splat on your clothes!
Have you ever seen a child with baked beans?
Or for that matter eating salad greens?
Neither have I.
A good way to tell that they taste very iffy
If the dog takes a sniff and runs away in a jiffy
Candies and snacks and chocolate milk too!
Make a healthy diet from
I missI miss14 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I miss your kiss,
the tender touch of your lips
Your hand on mine
I miss holding you near me,
your warmth I desired
And all the nights we spend together
All the beautiful words,
you whispered into my ear
I've forgotten all the poems I wrote for you
Your eyes I miss,
your sweet smile I want to see again
And the love we once shared
But it's all gone now.
Nevermore I'll touch you,
nevermore I'll kiss your,
Nevermore I'll love you.
Once Believed in LoveShe burns pagesOnce Believed in Love5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
To feel alive
And watch her words
Dance in the flames
She clings to his jacket
Each and every night
Since he left
Hoping to catch a whiff
Of the Old Spice scent
She loved so much
She spills her heart out
In poetry and tears
Wondering why she
Still wastes them on him
She wears a mask
Full of happiness
Secretly dying a bit more inside
Since the day he walked out
She once believed in love
But that was long ago
When silver lockets and pinky promises
Meant something more
EmigrantSpoke English.Emigrant3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Always thought in Italian.
Unprepared Turn of Events"Is it...?" "A girl, yes." "Crap."Unprepared Turn of Events3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
natural loveWhen I see younatural love4 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
my heart pounds
like rain in
When we touch
you make me howl
like a wolf at a full moon.
You're the breeze
that scooped me up
and swept me off my feet,
My love for you
is like the ocean
it goes down
When we talk
i lose my words
my mouth turns
parched and dry
like ashes mixed with
specs of sand
that fall from
You pulled me in
and kept me
like shells pulled
by the undertoe,
your eyes twinkle more
than every star in the universe
When we met
you picked me up
off of the ground
like a hurricane
you dropped me and i fell for you
like snow falls
on winter days.
You're a 10 on the richter scale
my personal earthquake
because when im around you
my whole body starts to shake.
You're my end, my sunset
i'll miss you much tonight
i'll wait for you to rise at dawn
just to bask in your sunlight.
"If you ever miss me,"He smiled, "look to the sky.""If you ever miss me,"4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
i'm fine..I'm fine means I'm really noti'm fine..4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Its fine means it's not fine
Don't worry means Worry
Leave me alone means stay with me.
Talk to me, hug me, kiss me, comfort me.
I smile when I'm dying inside.
I act like everything's perfect when things are really crashing down around me.
When I'm happy, all I really want to do is burst into tears.
Don't just say everything's going to be ok.
Because it won't be.
As long as I don't have you
Nothing will ever be ok.
You have no idea how much you mean to me.
I'll always love you.
Empty SkiesYou gaze into an empty SkyEmpty Skies5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
With your empty smile
This is not your Sky.
This Sky belongs to the City.
A City of people
Not your Dreams
Not your Hopes
Not even your people
It's a cold city
The Sky is captive
That's not right
It's not your Sky
It's the City's Sky
And it's not Free
No matter what parks
They might add
It is still the City with the stolen Sky
Sky should be free
Why is the Sky not free?
Why is it held here?
Their cold City
Their bound Sky
No matter how warm it may be
It is still cold
And not Free
There are no mountains here
Of course not
It's a City
You cannot see them
You miss the mountains
And your Sky
It smells wrong here
The City smells like
The Sky here smells like snow
That's not right
It can't be
This cold City is chilled in nature
But it is warm in truth
A small tearA small tear14 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I saw it in your eyes
a small tear forming
I saw it in you cheek
the small tear falling
I tasted in my lips
the small tear from eyes
That hurtsFine! Yell at me and make me sigh because I'll be hearing the same speech from the same lungs over and over!That hurts4 years ago in Emotional More Like This
Go ahead! Control my every motion but remember, every time I'm breaking something, I'll do it thinking about your face.
Just do it! Hit me if you have to! But do it! Tell me all you want to!
Tell me what you think!
That I'm worthless.
That I should work more.
That I wouldn't understand if you told me.
Just tell me already!
I want to hear, even if it hurts.
I want to know, even if it shatters me.
I want to know but you won't say.
Instead, you'll look at me with those disappointed eyes.
And that will hurt.
Or you'll just grumble something I won't understand.
but that will still hurt.
Just spit it out, or not, it will hurt either way.
I'll always forgive you.
By the way, I love you and that hurts the most.