Numb3am this timeNumb7 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
and not a wink of sleep...
lost everything i thought i'd always keep
a best friend,
and i see too late that i let it burn
but my ice cold heart can no longer yearn...
each heartbeat aches and echoes inside my chest
but the feeling in my soul is layed to rest
a lost love and even the new prospect snatched
i'm floating on nothing,
mind slightly detached
hearing nothing but the night sounds
and the aching beat
barely even noticing my cold shaking feet
the edges of reason start to crumble away
jaw aching with the reality of "making me pay"
will remain unknown to me
shying away now from all i've grown to be
no thoughts filter through,
can't even mou
LeechVeins infected,Leech7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
bitter poisoned speech
Suck me dry,
ask me why,
my ever-present leech...
creeping inside me
Feel I have to
to finally get free
Trying to remove any remnants,
but my soul is over-ridden
Diseased flesh still aches for you,
I fight to keep it hidden
trying to ward off the murkiness closing in
Uselessly scratching you out
from under my very skin
Rip out my heart,
see it beat on a platter
Blue SkiesBlue Skies10 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Thine eyes, at night, reply
with glimpses, torrents and throes;
batting lashes as phoenix ashes,
skips of stone on open shores.
Wax to wane to bend friendly,
may this season be neverending:
rain drops on top,
wholesome sun on sole,
the non-stop motion of blossoms.
Thine eyes, at times, defy
all psychic laws,
some physical, too;
there's whimsy, lipstick, demure posture -
Seasonal ChangeSeasonal Change9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The air is cold, and
every word that
freezes and hits the tiles
like a bottle top--
I scoop them into a plastic
cup of lemonade
(the sugary kind we spilled on the sand
when the sun was pink and the ocean green
and the sky overhead was an e
UndertakerUNDERTAKERUndertaker11 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
That's what I am
Welcome to my ministry.....
Ministry Of Darkness</i>
I watch yo0u and glean you
YOU will Join
Or i'll chokeslam your heart
Tombstone your soul
Welcome to my yard
She...The house is deathly silent, ice cold and eerieShe...7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Stepping in to chills and visions of eyes...
With each step the heaviness grows to dread
Starting to panic inside my head
She's meant to be here...
So where, Oh where is she??
I call and call...
somehow I know she can't hear me
Walking faster, then running down the corridor
AnyhillAnyhill10 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Leafy fingernails of the citytrees hug
the late afternoon light and dance to their own music,
leaving a blurry photograph on the wall behind them:
Reminder of when the day we met in tenth grade
We made a horror movie; I was murdered
You rubbed ketchup blood on my pubescent torso
that genetic metabolism allowed ghosts of muscles to live on;
I used a drill, as a prop
You screamed, you had problems with your contact lenses.
We had the same belt but different.
You flirted and played video games with me.
And the time much later you bitched me out, and I was taken aback
because you completely understood my game and its selfishness.
And when you were on acid, and it was kind of scary I admit,
but you knew what you were doing,
With "ITS LICKABLE AND NOT A STAMP" hints
How I knew that you cut yourself,
which made me want to try it;
but I was too afraid
And how you kiss with a lot,
and the taste of cigarettes,
and how that night still seems strange
How we used to talk at orange hou
Closet EmoCloset Emo8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I see you in your skinny jeans
and vintage shirt with
your slit wrists and shaved legs
your make up gets heavier everyday
competing with the shag of your hair
you mope around wearing your
emotions on your sleeve like
an infected bandaid
trying your damnedest to
win sympathy points.
I sit and I watch you
from my perch at my window
as you pass every morning
doing the same thing
over and over again.
To everyone that matters,
you're the life of the party
achieving the impossible-
but me, I see you for who you are
I see the real you..
You emotive freak!
Premature Summer SoothPremature Summer Sooth9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Seeing you, stepfather
Passed out on the chaise longue,
It makes me want to sleep,
Even though I gave my
Evening to a nap to
Escape from acid reflux.
Your eyes penetrate their lids,
Fixed on the ceiling of the
Drawing room. The business
Dinner party was obviously
Quite draining, I understand.
I'll tread quietly on the stairs.
SheetsSheets9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Nearly asleep in my bunker, fantastic magnets pull at my skin, my limbs' muscles;
Grips imprint, and a bite, salt.
Clinging to hard-earned past-humanity, grapple
With temptation and youth, I must acknowledge and accept
A zombie afterlife, or submersion in a steaming bath
Of that shifting smoke skin.
A little girl, really. No.
Naïve to their development; even with the cocky bravado.
Despite interrogation and espionage, the enigma marches on, saluting.
And so, I relent, releasing everything to the night's fever,
Decorated fingernails parasite my ribcage,
A flicker of rigor mortis,
And then a slap.
Girl Alarm ClockGirl Alarm Clock11 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
the sun sets unasked
and rises again without the
But I do not
girl alarm clock
timed in the heat of dreams
that make moan and flutter
quiver of over-warm flesh
smooth inseam of thigh
wake me in the morning
she just barely breathes
pull at her eye strings
make short lashes quiver
a back that reaches for me
while fingers fetal curl
towards the face
and her lips twitch
on hot mornings
I watch her naked sleep
True Love WaitsWhat society believesTrue Love Waits10 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Love should be
Will not be the Love
Expressed between you and me
Through good times
And bad times
You'll always be there
To show how much you really care
Only faith and trust
Will guide us through
The best friendship of all
Which I'll share with you
On that wedding day
We'll know the wait is done
Walkingdown the isle
I'll know in my mind
God sent you from above
In everlasting Love
Plastic ExistenceSmooth porcelain skin,Plastic Existence7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
perfection written all over her features
Types such as these always seem mystical creatures
An immaculate exterior,
only an empty shell
Smiles brightly at me like she knows me well
Crystal-like eyes stare at me,
scrutinising every inch of my soul
Her face quietly taunts me,
you’ll never be whole
I drown in the blue depths that pull me apart
But suddenly glimpse a flicker which tears at my heart
in the depths of the icy pools,
I see a glimmer of tormented pain
The mask slips for a second,
finally I see her bitter stain
For that split second,
I have the upper hand
Tempted to give in to what the hates demand
But beyond the pain
I see then child-like fear
For her plastic existence,
I shed a single tear...
Walking away from her now,
never to return
World Wide GenocideWorld Wide Genocide10 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
My sister has killed a can of paint
Cracked open its skull and
Covered the walls of my bedroom with guts
When I lie in bed each night
I wonder about the life
That the paint can could have had:
Would it have gotten married and raised
Little cans of his own?
Would he have discovered a cure for
Paint can cancer?
It is fortunate that paint cans don't believe in the pill
World wide Genocide
MaybeMaybe9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Maybe saying I love you
is no more or less than saying
I am alive
I believe in God,
because really, God has opened His heart like a teapot
and poured me full of hot-chocolate-melted love,
stirring me with a life-spoon until
liquid beauty spills down my sides, flowing its way to your lips.
Maybe that's not enough,
and all this God-sourced waterfall
isn't enough to satisfy us
because still I want to dance around streetlights and palm trees,
singing a tune I composed while watching your fingers.
And still I want to wrap
a lip glossed smile, a handful of raindrops,
a library shelf and thirty-two poems
in shiny white tissue-paper
and slide it under your door at midnight.
though we crave to give more
To Be ReadTo Be Read9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Let me cover these pages
with waves of my spiked hand.
Let me be read,
acclaimed, admired, discovered.
perhaps if I add alliteration,
placing piles of it to build the pillars
of this poem--
then, perhaps, I will be read.
rhyme internal or weak
may seek an audience
and capture without clichÃ©s,
only rapture and joyful devouring
of these, my flowering words.
Then, perhaps, I will be read.
Metaphor, or simile--
I may create something never heard,
never seen, a true medicine-cabinet
locked away in my brain, from which
I bring forth a bandage of words
to bind the gaping holes left
by incorrect spelling.
Then, perhaps, I will be read.
Let me take these things, these
hammers and nails and spanners and wing nuts
and use them to assault my poetry--
then, if I fail,
I blame not my skill, but my tools.
Let me take them and use them
(to excess? Perhaps,)
and then, and then,
I will be read.
Reasons for the WeekendReasons for the Weekend8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Because human nature zig-zagged in reverse
from wand-waving mornings to night,
plucking on harp-strings with bitten-down nails
and mud-trudging through kitchen floors,
Because we ignored the blue neon signs
that smiled Enter through the gates,
and monkeyed up the glass walls instead,
with the grace of a bullet-filled car,
Love grew a shadow, and splashed Friday with ink
when he dived from a springboard of leather and wood--
but the spectators gave him nil out of ten,
though Perfection had wrapped him in white.
Because human nature keeps sliding down driveways
without elbow guards or mothering smiles,
because we attempt to feel more than our skins can,
stuffing ourselves with reflections of stars--
Sunday grew taller, for Love re-emerged
and de-plugged the pool as he skipped up the side.
His tattered grey scarf soaked the last of the flood,
and he left it behind as he walked past the sky.
True LoveHe pulled her hair.True Love9 years ago in General More Like This
She kicked him in the shin.
He said she had cooties.
She said he pees his pants.
He called her ugly.
She called him a loser.
He rang her doorbell and ran.
She put a tack on his chair in math.
He pushed her books to the floor.
She kicked him in the balls.
He toilet papered the tree in her front yard.
She wrote FAG on his locker.
He left a flaming bag of shit on her front porch.
She sent the shit back to him U.P.S.
He videotaped her undressing in the girls locker room.
She stole his clothes during P.E.
He dated her best friend.
She dated his.
He gave his best friend oral sex and told her how good he was.
She told him she'd already given his best friend herpes.
He asked her to marry him.
She got fat .
He got drunk a lot.
She slept around a lot.
He divorced her.
She took his money.
He got really sick.
She didn't visit.
His obituary was in the newspaper.
He popped out of his coffin at his funeral to fool her once more.
She wasn't at his funeral because she was
Nightmare of thoughtAwake in the nightmare, vines creeping on skinNightmare of thought7 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Crawling, scratching & still sleeping in sin
The toxic darkness closing in, slowly squeezing breath
Vision blurs with salted wounds, hallucinate the bleeding death
The cold fingers abuse & damage every light fiber of thought
Living a worst fear now, too numb to feel distraught
Entwined in this struggle, till death do I part
Will you give me freedom from this cold broken heart?
An aching presence, the reminder at the end of each failure
Decayed so far as to never regain composure…
His PowerTeeth bite down hardHis Power7 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
on her tightly clenched fist
Lips quiver, she fights tears
as pain starts to twist...
She squeezes her eyes shut
and sees him still standing before her
She longs to reach out
but his cold eyes abhore her
Trapped in this uncertain dream,
a fight of wills
No matter her strength,
it’s his light that fills
every part of her,
strengthening her soul
But always leaving that space
that will never be whole...
She opens her eyes
and it's like he never walked away
Thoughts scream his words
and the way he’d talked today
His presence weighs heavily on her
but the pain subsides
He's in her mind again,
the place he always resides...
Crunk.Crunk.10 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Those people who invaded
I did not want them
Anywhere near the jade plate
They came with their alcohol and cigars and hormones
What was I to do?
To bed! To bed!
I hid in the corner with the dog,
Offered bribes for serenity
Her eyes twitched following the noises as if reactionary ears or perhaps x-rays?
It's all a-okay though:
1) They puke on themselves
2) People puke on their clothes
3) They leave their booze
4) They get felt up
5) They leave the weed
But what about my Coke Cola? I had to drink tap water for a week
I preached about such a thing,
Truly I suppose divine, thus,
And gospel, hence
They can talk their coloured-speak all they want, they do it because it is cool and I guess that means security or something.
I do it too, and I don't know why either.
This is all superficial anyhow. They think I am crabby.
What will they say when I am a movie star? Who cares?
Everyone will be talking about me.
Losing You...Losing You...9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Why are you so different?
You're not who you used to be
And why am I so lonely,
When you're right infront of me?
Something isn't right,
I can see it in your eyes
I'm just trying to find
A truth behind the lies
You act like we're so close
But we couldn't be more far apart
And right now I can't handle
Someone playing with my heart
Tell me that I'm dreaming,
Tell me our love's still strong,
Tell me you're not leaving,
Please tell me that I'm wrong
Tell me that everything
Is going to be just fine
Tell me you love me
And you'll always be mine
Constantly, we're fighting
It gets worse everyday
And I don't want to stay
Just to watch you slip away
I only want to make you smile
But I only make you frown
I just want to make you happy
Seems all I do is bring you down
I've never felt so far away from you
And I need you here so bad
But I feel like we've already lost
Everything we ever had
Please tell me that I'm dreaming,
Tell me our love's still true,
Tell me you're not leaving,
I'd give up anythin