Broken PromisesCan you remember my name?Broken Promises10 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
As I flow through your life?
I am the echo of your past,
a distant time.
A time full of broken promises.
And dreams I will never see come true.
SomeoneSomeone10 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I turned my back
and someone stabbed me.
I looked away
and someone raped me.
and someone betrayed me.
and someone killed me.
I walked blind
and someone misled me.
I wanted death
and life pursued me.
I lived in hell
while heaven evaded me.
I was scared
so someone destroyed me.
and someone turned them to nightmares.
and someone caused me to fail.
and someone relished it.
and someone stole my innocence.
and someone rejected me.
and someone took pleasure.
and no one was there.
one last good-byeRoses aren't red aned love isn't trueone last good-bye8 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
but neither was the friend i had in you
so many secrets i never told
from bad to worse my heart grows cold
i thought i could save you. guess i was wrong
i'll say my good-bye just one last song
don't look for me i won 't be there
you hurt me again this isn't fair
I tried to help you i thought i could
i tried to help you when no one would
you destroyed my world. a screeching halt
insult to injury... a little more salt
i'll turn my back to walk away
there's no reason left for you to stay
i loved you with all my heart
i watched you laugh and break it apart
i'll pick up my heart off the ground
and look for happiness that won't be found
tear it up, just rip it apart
dig your blade in my heart
roses were red, now violets are black
how lovely do i look with your knife in my back?
like all good things we ended with a lie
so i'm writing you my final good bye.
Two PathsEveryone always says that they have two paths from which to choose-Two Paths10 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Well, what happens when you have more than two paths coming at you?
Where can you go? Can you turn to anyone?
Where can you hide? Are you afraid of everyone?
Do you wait for that special someone, always holding out?
Hoping that the longer you wait for them will mean the sooner they'll come around-
Do you go for an instant gratification on the primal level?
A random meeting, a rendezvous, just to feel a little bit better-
Do you to to school for some sort of higher learning?
Something that has become just a bit of everyone else's yearning-
Do you live on your own with all the expenses?
And live without all the degrading pretenses-
Do you dive into the drugs that will make it all feel good?
Or live without them- you know you could-
Do you continue at a job that you simply just love?
With no benefits, no security, and nothing's ever enough-
Do you push away all the people who constantly bring you down?
What happens when y
Personal HellBlood spilled and splatteredPersonal Hell10 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
while dreams are shattered
and hopes fly away in the night.
The white rug, stained,
with no one to blame
but the person that's holding the knife.
The blood drips down
'till it spills on the ground
where it simply begins to pool.
The drops fall like tears
cried over the years
'till my soul was hardened and numb.
I drop to the floor
soon I'll be no more
for my death is nearly complete.
So goodbye, it's the end,
maybe we'll meet again
if you visit my personal hell.
When Your Heart Stops BeatingA different kind of painWhen Your Heart Stops Beating7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Claws like knives beneath my skin
And words spill out you said to me
Words i'll never speak of again
So much for 'Always and forever'
'I'll always stand here by your side'
Well i couldn't care anymore
You made up your fucking mind
So stab me in the back
You can go a little deeper
I'm not as shallow as you think
And i dont think that you remember
I stood by you through everything
No matter how much that it hurt
I caught you when you fell
And i led you through the dark
Maybe i didn't help you
But i sure did fucking try
Even when it got a little hard
I still stood there by your side
So thanks for being who you are
And showing me the world
Nothings as it seems to be
And everything fucking hurts
Called yourself my best friend
Well what a fucking joke
Cause in the end you walked away
And left me on my own
murderous ropemurderous rope10 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
As strangled cries escape my throat
I feel the tightness of the rope
My feet they swing and caress the air
My eyes they bulge in a death like stare
My hands lie limply by my side
In my heart my secrets hide
I taste a sweetness upon my lips
My hair flows freely in straggled bits
I lick the blood from off my mouth
My body falling yonder south
I feel the crack as head hits stone
In a deserted place left all alone
The echoes carry through the night
I cease to struggle and end the fight
Darkness floods and light departs
The murderous rope it leaves its marks
The poemThe poemThe poem9 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Run to the bathroom close the door
sink yourself to the floor
get the knife and stick it in
again and again to fur fill your sin
Sow your mouth with a thread
to restrain the screams in your head
watch the blood flow with your tears
dig deep to release your pain and fears
Drown in the swimming pool of blood dripping life
watch your life slip away with its reoccurring strife
this is the story of a cutter
who lost its wings that flutter
She does the same cuts everyday
lets the blood slowly drip away
always has a tear stained face
one that hope can not replace
Her knife digs deeper for a vein
trying to release her angry pain
as she mutes her upcoming screams
she just wants to mend the broken seams
Her heart has already been torn battered and broken inside
she feels her knife will go so deep she will die
This is the real story of her past
from it she always runs fast
but it always comes back
to hunt her and push her of her track
Yes, she was a cutter of her own
she wanted it to be
You ask.You ask.6 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Why do I do this? You ask?
Why do I walk around in some kind of mask.
Hiding my emotions from everyone.
Shadowing myself from the sun?
Why do I do this? Like cut myself to the bone?
Why do I push everyone away until I'm alone?
Why do I seem like a bitch?
Why do I act like a witch.
Why do I do this? act like a 'slut.'
Throw myself at every guy like some whorey nut?
I tried to stop, I wasn't strong enough to do it.
Plus everyone else treated me like shit?
Why do I do this? Starve until I'm skin and bone?
Throw up until I look different from what everyone has known?
Why am I never happy with me?
What made this who I wanted to be?
Don't you understand what I say?
I do this to myself so there is no way
I can hurt anyone but me,
I love you so much you see?
So go head, break my heart again.
Go ahead call me another nasty name.
So say I'mma whore.
Say I shouldn't be here anymore.
So you ask one more time, Why?
Don't you hear, every night I cry.
I'll never find bliss...
Cause don't you get it?
A broken heartA broken heart10 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
A life without someones beautiful love
is a very bad life of broken hearts
its like a kitchen without a small stove
a party without the delicious tarts
A broken heart can kill you deep inside
its time to make a whole new better life
it makes you feel like you've already cried
a solution to this is not a knife
Its just to take a new step tomarrow
to take a new life and fill it with love
for me to take you and take the sorrow
away from your heart to a field filled with doves
A broken heart can also be mended
a small broken heart then will be ended
TemptationTemptation10 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Air grows thinner, the higher we are held.
Granite pedestal grows beneath our feet.
Loneliness creeps into my veins,
as peers become less abundant.
I can remember the first step
on that first day.
There were so many of us;
we could barly fit on the platform.
Meeting for the first time
as our parents lifted us on.
Five years old,
the first day of the ascension.
the platform grew higher;
growing from the base, pushing us upward.
We became different during this stage;
but still together.
Still parts of an unbroken whole.
Eight years on that platform,
Time held us together.
It's ironic that our happiest moment together
happened to be our last.
ended our integrity,
our true power in numbers was ever diminished.
People began to jump from the platform;
some struck the floor,
upon impact their heads opened,
and something drained out,
the promise and potential drained out,
Higher we climbed,
with most of us gon
Fuck you Mia.Fuck you Mia.6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Fuck you Mia,
I hate you so much.
I hate the way you feel,
but at the same time I love you're touch.
Fuck you Mia,
for hurting me so bad.
For making me hurt,
for making me so sad.
Fuck you Mia,
for the pain you left in me.
For the bitter taste in my mouth,
for not leaving me be.
Fuck you Mia,
that you won't go away,
that I need to do this,
every fucking day.
Fuck you Mia,
For making me not be happy,
with who I am,
and for hating me.
Fuck you Mia,
for making me this way,
on the bathroom floor,
where I am all day.
Fuck you Mia,
For hurting me like this.
For making me believe
I'm the last thing any guy would kiss.
Fuck you Mia,
For trapping me in this lie.
Fuck you Mia, Fuck you Mia,
I hope you just fucking die!
The MasterThe Master10 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
My whole life
I've been the Healer.
talking to the self-made deaf.
The prodigy of emotion,
teaching the art to those
who fear it.
Showing them control,
healing their scars.
I was once the Master;
fighting ahead of my students.
I taught how to heal with words,
stop the tears with a smile.
Teaching how amplify heaven,
while quieting hell.
to a single voice.
Empty echoes in the wind
with no real truth.
I fought hard,
showcasing the skills I had acquired
and styles I had developed.
With ease the enemies fell
before my feet.
I was victorious.
Ending my lesson
and dismissing my students
I ran into the cave.
where I prepare for the next day;
by fighting my own demons at night.
These are unlike,
the ones that the world experiences.
A collection of all I've fought;
the cruelest components of each,
pain, tears and words
for such dishonorable foes.
they see the marks left behind,
the wounds of battle at the b
Used...Used...9 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
If I made this kiss worth your while,
My love something you could hold
would that make you stay?
If I loved you more
would you please not leave?
By giving up my body,
it's Yours to take.
Was it something I did that made you go away?
Did I make it easier to leave?
Was it hard to leave?
What we had
What You ruined-
Don't leave me like this!
I gave you hugs because I loved you
I gave you kisses cause you loved me
You took my body, because you wanted it
Not who I was,
What I am.
You can't find satisfaction with what we had-
I'm not ready
You're not waiting
Pin me down,
I'm on my knees
You're on top of me
I can't scream
Your tongue is in my mouth
My hands are being held
Your hand is at your pants
My legs are forced apart
I can't take this
You're still going
I'm here just thinking:
Why I ever loved you.
Was it all those little things?
How you would hug me,
Did you ever love me?
You used me.
Take my pleasure
Make it pa
thoughtsthoughts6 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
I am so hungry.
Why can't I be normal?
Whats wrong with me?
I want to eat,
but, I don't want to eat.
I can't breathe.
I wonder what makes me like this?
Whenever did it start?
why am I such a mess!?
No, I will not eat.
But, I must.
I have to.
I have no control.
I love me.
I hate me.
I don't know how much more I can take.
a girl can only take so much.
I am beautiful.
I am ugly.
I don't know
who am I?
Why can't I let anyone help me?
Who can understand me?
Who can break my code?
LEAVE ME ALONE!
AnorexiaI sit and listen quietlyAnorexia7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
To your gentle screams
No matter how hard you try
This is going to be a dream
No matter how hard you close your eyes
Or how quick you dry your tears
I'll come after you
I'll fill you with numerous fears
Running away won't help
Neither will trying to hide
I'll follow you wherever you go
And you'll come back to me with lies
You say it won't get out of hand
That you'll control it this time
But both of us know the truth
That you will never be fine
I'm the one you rely on
I'm the thing for you
You can't beat this fatal disease
You can't make it through
No matter how hard you try and deny it
You will never be free
It makes not difference what you say
We both know you need me
Name I never knewName I never knew10 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Name I never knew
By Greg Batt
in that one instant our lives met,
I knew he was different;
We laughed at him,
we didn't realize the potential,
we didn't even care to look inside,
the kindness, and the intellegence;
obscured by glasses and asmar`.
As the time passed
we grew together.
God may have decided to prune us differently,
to plant our seeds in seperate soils,
but we grew together.
Brothers with a common task,
striving to return to our families.
He saw the world from behind a glass,
without it he was blind.
All that escaped his eyes,
could not pass his mind.
Of all the souls that I have encountered,
his was the least confined.
He saw the world as a question,
the answer he wanted to find.
I wish I could've told him,
all the truths I couldn't say.
In those six months,
my life he helped refine.
I am no longer that same boy,
the "fair haired boy" with only the body like Ali.
I see the world in a new light,
thinking outside my hands
to the condition of the world.
He was a
They warned me.They warned me.6 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Thats what she said,
"If you keep this up,
in no time you'll be dead."
I pretended I didn't hear it.
But, the words stuck in my head.
"You're losing yourself.
Becoming what you dread."
"I don't have to listen."
That was my reply.
I could really care less
if this makes me die.
I wanna be beautiful
Not a lie.
"If you keep this up nerissa,
You will die."
"Please, Stop it."
Thats what he told me,
Not until I'm what I wanna be.
"I can't lose you,
Can't you see."
He doesn't understand,
he's better off without me.
"Don't you understand Its not safe?"
The doctors keep saying,
it doesn't matter to me.
As soon as I'm done,
I know what I'll be.
they say I have a jaded view
of true beauty,
They keep on warning me.
"She's dying, She's dying."
I hear them cry.
Don't they understand?
I don't even want to try.
Maybe they're right
and I'm stuck in a lie.
now I know its too late...
But, I don't wanna die...
Love has killed poetryIt makes no senseLove has killed poetry8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
that something so poetic
could render a person without a word left
and without a rhyme to hold depth
But let it be said that this is the truth
a rose is not an image enough
and pales in comparison to true beauty
silk is not an example of true softness and comfort
after having been in your arms
such a daft fabric knows no such warmth
Love in its true and deep entirety
has made poetry obsolete
and destroyed each and every metaphor
made every simile fail and fall
over a cliff of inefficiency and foolishness
Desire and passion are no "fire"
and "raging" is not what they do inside a person
this can not possible describe a feeling that goes so deep
and eats away at every ounce of one's being
when a passionately moaned "I want you" can not express
There is a level that words can not reach
and a state of mind where each one falls aside
and you dare not utilize such useless tools such as words
lest you belittle this feeling inside
Love has strangeled the muse with
. my confession .. my confession .9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Every single evening,
when twilight deciedes to take over the bright sky once again,
I take my thoughts for a walk.
Every single evening,
when the daylight gives in,
I make my confession to the only ones who are always there to listen.
This is it.
This is my confession, my precious voiceless confidants.
Every single evening they fly away,
carrying another fugutive thought, another part of me.
Setting me free.
broken-12345BROKENbroken-1234511 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
hearts have been broken- lives have been changed,
if fate is inevitable then its all prearranged.
when two come together and two go apart,
one's hearts always broken then forced to restart.
emptiness will leave you alone in the end,
your losing your partner your lover your friend.
dreams wash away like the sand on a beach,
distant stars you once held are all out of reach.
the future you glimpsed in her eyes was a lie,
the forever you seen was forever goodbye.
winds from the past roll in bitterly cold,
your hopes are a lie that a sinner has told.
a moon shows no feeling- the sun shows no fear,
this world wont stop spinning nor shed you a tear.
if destiny is inescapable then its all prearranged,
still hearts have broken and lives have been changed.
Violent Times With Your BodyOne kiss, turned to one touchViolent Times With Your Body7 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
One word, turned to one fuck
One of each, turn into more
And then you have me on the floor
Repetitive movements and incredible pain
Bring me over the edge again and again
Pinned down, tied up,
What can I say, I like it rough
Your teeth in my neck
My feet on your back
Breath deep, push hard
Close your eyes and show me the stars
I feel the heat, growing strong
And your beat going on and on
It ends, release, and breathe
Now its time to start again
brokenDry my tears with words and touchbroken10 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
my shackled soul, amid so much
doubt and demented love of pain.
kiss my heart, take away the pride
I hold my head so high, my greed,
my life without purpose or name.
let me follow you home, take me
with you, to where my shame ends
lead me, fill me, let me feel you
I am here, just me, why should you
use me when you could raise an
army of your people, better than I
I am a fluttering, struggling, breathless
creature, not even the size of the span
of your hand, but still you heal me
you give me hope by your sacrifice
for me - I could never imagine why
it is you gave up your life for mine