reciprocityreciprocity3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Give a llama, receive a llama
neither allowed to give a llama to anyone else
nor allowed to receive one from anyone else
that's reciprocity known as monogamy
believe it to be love, and live happily forever
tender money, buy oranges
that's reciprocity known as commerce
misery of unrequited love?
takes two to tango
reciprocity is irrelevant
my self doesn't extend beyond myself[selves]
leave it out of I-me-mine, please
our love is exclusive and excluding
two of us unto ourselves
some happen to be socially oriented
as some are gay, some are bi
it's the same as 'loving' someone,
only some are in love with society
give so much to charity
never mind if they reinforce the system
conscience is absolved
reciprocity seems selective
Temporarily AloneTheres a knot in my stomach; it feels like I can't breatheTemporarily Alone6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
And suppression, maybe denial is coming into play
My heart feels delayed
My soul's in pain
A year of pouring my feelings
Another year of no realization of self actualization
My heart keeps bleeding
Its wounds seeping
My shadow's alone
There are no feelings in my bones
I'm nothing but an empty vessel
No dignity left to exceed and still I can't breathe
Thoughts of hope are only left
Wishful thinking that will eventually be shred.
I can't keep going, not without you by my side
It feels like life will cease
My soul without no peace.
The only proof I feel
Is these words that seems so real
Otherwise you'd rather say
There is no life to my life
It's the end of my days.
Swim in the ocean of cloudsSwim in the ocean of clouds3 years ago in Visual & Found Poetry More Like This
Feels like i'm drowning in the ocean of clouds...
Don't want to try to swim up..
Just let myself drown in the serenity..
Closing my eyes...
To the mute surroundings..
For once i forgot everything..
This feeling....that's hard to describe..
A feeling of blankness..mixed with freedom..
Just something that i have longed for all this while.
I wrote you a poem..Oh how you make me sing,I wrote you a poem..4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Like a river flows in strings.
You make peace reached.
My heart is completely breached.
My heart will burst liquid.
Followed by warm flames.
The energy in me is fluid,
Of you are my dreams.
More mature than ever before.
I have progressed there-fore.
The tint in my skin went pale to pink.
I am on mad love's brink.
For you I live.
For you I reach true love's bliss.
Give me love or give me death,
For you I breathe all my breaths.
Never GoEvery time I can't hear you I cry,Never Go5 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Every time I can't feel you I die.
It is the man in you that grew long before,
Yet you're still the boy I yearn for more and more.
Your touch fills me with sensual waves.
You are what my soul craves.
Your intellect intrigues me.
With me is where you shall always be.
Waking up to you is God's miracle.
He knows our love will last ample.
And even though our fights can be tough,
Our love can stand the rough.
Never mind the past or the future.
Our love is like the foundation of a structure.
The love is eternal, ageless and true.
In the end what matters is the present, the love between me and you.
The AngelI write by candlelight to express my love.The Angel5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
You are the most beautiful person my eyes have seen.
I was blind before, I never saw the light.
Darkness overtook my mind and heart, leading me in the wrong path.
I met you amidst turmoil,
The angel surrounded in a thicket of evil.
Influenced you were,
Pushed aside the lust you saved my soul.
I gaze upon you in sleep.
Tucked away inside your dreams deep.
I cry not for sadness,
My soul cries for your complete divineness.
You might not see all the battles that in the end you fought for me.
You're just a simple soul walking in a treacherous world.
But in my eyes I saw an angel in the light.
In my eyes I met an angel that starry night.
Battle of the Bands: Round 5Battle of the Bands: Round 51 year ago in Profiles More Like This
BATTLE OF THE BANDS (2012)
If there are bands you don't know, then please either:
1) Skip the round, and don't vote
2) Please LOOK up the bands on Youtube and select ONE song by them. Then make your vote.
Then POST YOUR VOTE in the COMMENTS.
THIS ROUND WILL GO UNTIL JULY 1st TO VOTE!
1. QUEEN vs. U2
2. PINK FLOYD vs. AEROSMITH
3. LED ZEPPELIN vs. THE BEATLES
4. THE WHO vs. THE ROLLING STONES
LucieLucie2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Once upon a time
there was a
where no one said what they meant
and nothing was what it seemed
just a doll
55 Fiction"Désolée"55 Fiction3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The plane would leave Paris in one hour. Louise packed quickly, tears filling her eyes. She picked up the book he'd given her. She hadn't noticed it before, but a piece of paper was stuck underneath the corner. She pulled it out:
I'm so sorry.
I love you.
Crying, but smiling, she unpacked.
The girl moved from Chicago. At her new school, the halls were full of wolves. They filled the classrooms. They howled over the sound of lockers slamming. They occupied all the tables in the lunchroom. But there was one human boy. One day, he took the girl's hand and smiled a warm smile at her.
When We DieThe human body goes cold when we dieWhen We Die3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Right after our final goodbye
It's like the life draining out of your system
The disappearance of movement and wisdom
Our eyes close when we die
Making it impossible to cry
We don't get to see the horrors of life anymore
An eternity of darkness evens the score
We can no longer move when we die
No matter how much we try
It's like you're finally being put to rest
Heaven is home and you are the guest
No one can breathe after we die
No air left for another lie
We don't have to inhale the pollution in the air
We don't even have to be aware
Our body decomposes when we die
Feel this new skin, cracked and dry
We never again have to glance in the mirror with anxiety
We never again have to listen to society
We can't think anymore when we die
We can just let our soul fly high
Death really is the only release
Since death is the only time we can rest in peace
Ugly*Queer-adjective: strange or odd.*Ugly3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
You can call me a queer,
but whats odd about me?
You can call me gay,
and I'll admit I'm happy being me.
You can call me retarded,
I'll tell you that we're all slow.
But call me ugly,
and I'll show you all the
definitions of the word.
I'll give you a mirror,
So you can bask in your beauty.
I'll spit back your words,
so you can feel their sting.
I'll reveal a beauty that is only skin deep
and ugly that travels through the bone.
Most of all, I'll show you
who you really are,
inside that beautiful shell.
Washed By The LambYou gotta jump when the DevilWashed By The Lamb3 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
says you're crawling
You gotta fly when it feels
like you're crawling
Even when the Devil
says you can't
You were washed by the Lamb!
Washed by the Lamb, sweet Jesus
Washed by the Lamb
He's the King of kings and Lord of lords
You are washed by the Lamb
SmileI don't like this look you haveSmile3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
can I find the right words
the right combination of thoughts strung out by emotion
dancing off my tongue to make you smile?
I would wrap up the sun in devotion
I wouldn't care if I got burned,
or capture stars in my bag
if it would bring some satisfaction to those eyes
I would light the world around you
with a myriad of fireflies
If only I could see you
genuinely, truly, look at me and smile....
um olhar mais atento IIum olhar mais atento II3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Levantaste-te num pulo e, sem nunca olhar para mim, remexeste com uma certa impaciência - nada tua característica, saliente-se - no bolso do casaco que envergavas, possivelmente, à procura do teu sustento diário: os bem-ditos cigarros de menta. Não me enganei. Tiraste o maço com desenvoltura e depressa levaste um cigarro à boca, não demorando a acendê-lo. Como que a desafiar-me, olhaste-me, por fim, nos olhos, suponho eu, à espera de alguma reprimenda da minha parte.
Dou por mim a perguntar-me, quando a noite caí e o sono não chega, como é que consegues ser tão inteligente e tão estúpido ao mesmo tempo; como é que é possível seres capaz de ser tão sério numas coisas e tão criança noutras. No fundo, tudo isto vai de encontro ao que disseste: és uma encriptação sem código. E, sim, talvez eu não esteja tão apta como julgava para te decifrar de fo
pain pain painyou open your mouth and pain comes outpain pain pain3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
you're more more than caught in a literary drought
you've no thoughts for your head to house
but your pain pain pain
because the world unrelentingly sculpted you
molded you folded you vacuumed and sucked from you
that which endangered you, all that is left
is your pain pain pain
you're screaming your wishes well I've got
those too. Would haves and should haves and could haves and new
stories new lies new broken heart sighs
to bleed out from pen onto paper
and you're watching the stars and the lights of the cars
paint splatters, don't-matters, mad hatters, what-have-you's
and through all the glittering sparkling joy
you see pain pain pain
IfShe's inhaling.If3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Wrapping her red lips around the cigarette.
Every man around her is thinking,
If looks could kill
Blonde hair let loose from a tight bun.
Beautiful chestnut eyes gazing all around.
Every woman near is thinking,
If I could look like her
She's throwing the cigarette to the ground.
Letting a her foot so elegantly crush it.
Every smoker around her is thinking,
If I knew her
But she never lets people get to close.
She's not on the guest list, but she's too pretty to not let in.
Every guard near is thinking,
If she dangerous
She's too damn charming to forget.
Flirting with the married man over there.
Every wife is thinking,
If she did that to my man
Too bad no one would really stop her.
She's done with her fun here.
Everyone around is,
If she hadn't pulled out that gun
Calling you down to MeYour body rests on the shimmering length of the milky way.Calling you down to Me3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Cast up amongst the gods.
Your profile dusted with the breath of Orion.
A celestial shadow play dancing in your eyes.
Faint not my heart, as the very stars gather around you, worshiping your radiant smile.
And a rose has bloomed in the sky, for you.
Casting a red glow to the sweeping curvatures of your back.
The swirling nebulas kiss your lips so tenderly.
Dripping from your mouth like honey and fire.
Galaxies shudder a light into the darkness,
Tracing fingers of gold down the slope of you hip bones.
Like restless gems, Your skin is decorated with the shifting glory of the heavens.
The endless fountain gracing you with treasures from the hands of God.
Your beauty so transcends reason, with the Ghostly touches of Majesty veiling you.
You live between the petals of the unfurling universe.
You sow passion amongst the dregs of mankind.
Finding, in the realm of mortal followers, one worthy of your love.
Your hands are m
A Thousand and OneBlue eyes, they've learned to hide the painA Thousand and One3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Scarred arms that have changed your gaze
Oh, how I wish the presence
Of my love could give you rest
Honey...there are a thousand and one things to say
I'll tell you all one thousand if you can make it through the day
For you I would sail to the stars and back
I would accomplish the impossible, and love, I would not lack
You mean the world to me this much I will say
The final one can wait, for another day
My love for you is more boundless than the sea
and for a thousand and one reasons, let me tell you what you can't see
This pain has blinded your crystal blue eyes
And we both know that I see right through the lies
A thousand and one things to say
I'll tell you all one thousand if you can make it through the day
Sweetie, I'm here to be your tower, to be your safety net
I'm here to keep you from falling, to keep you from getting wet
I am your umbrella to protect you from the pouring rain
I'm here to allieviate your pain...
because your p
In Ad FinitumSmokestacks and silhouettesIn Ad Finitum3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Displacing your idealistic visions
Of a damp world, crass and dark
Pained with humanity's divisions
You could tell me
That I was always wrong
That I'm a fool who needs to go
Go and stop writing these silly songs
and leave you alone.
You could tell me to give up the life
and dash those fantasies.
Bury those memories
That never were and never was.
You could tell me to go away
and leave this forsaken place,
Screamed a thousand miles away,
Broken me in half
and swept away the pieces,
Evolved into a thousand kinds of brilliance
and made me look worthless.
and ruined every second of every day
that I've known your company.
If I saw every facet of your face
and smiled at the smirk you made.
What does it matter?
We still spoke.
iAmFemale.iAm3 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Student of the living room.
Ignoring love's appendages and
Looking into what it really is
For as long as I've felt alone.
But always somehow hurting someone.
Breaking so many hearts
To try and save my own.
Is it still worth saving?
Strong, like always,
But learning how to be weak.
Starting to fall apart
But lovingly held together.
A poet and
Your biggest fan.
so many things I've been called.
But I'm still just me.
But still always beautiful,
In my own way.
And aspiring everything.
I'm in love with the idea of love,
Terrified of the practice.
Confident 'The One' is out there
And hoping I've actually found him.
Hazel and gold eyes
Hide how I'm shy, trusting,
Good at hiding fear.
Responsible when I shouldn't be,
So far gone
I don't know what a str
I thought I knewI thought I knew3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I wrote this poem when I was feeling blue,
because I knew I could never truly be with you.
Although we saw each other everyday,
we never really saw each other all the way.
I would tell jokes and make you smile,
and I'm sure you'd be happy for awhile,
but then you would leave and be with him,
and I would cringe and bear the sin.
We would talk the night away,
and I would always be sure to ask about your day,
and I always wondered if he did the same,
and why he always gave you the blame.
I always wondered if he loved you,
or if he loved you.
But I will never know,
the way you hide it, never let it show.
You have no idea how hard it was,
to cover the pain with a smile for gauze,
I loved you, plain and simple,
God, I miss your wonderful dimples.
I knew he could never love you like you deserved,
but I knew that his love was all you learned,
and I thought just maybe if I could show you otherwise,
you could see how quickly he would be your demise.
But I was wrong,
his will to mistreat you was
Our DisguiseI swim in the blue of open eyesOur Disguise3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
You close them tight, dawn your disguise
Liquid yellow and the glittering air
Make it so hard not to stare
Falling, screaming as I go
Into your mind, a world unknown
A bleeding heart, a vice clamped mind
Your vault of secrets, for me to find
Hands wound tight in locks of brown
The taste of you; I've come unwound
Falling deeper into your eyes
You see right through my last disguise.
Lips that brush across my mind
My common sense is left behind
With open arms, I drag you close
What I can't have, I want the most
Please hold my Heart; it's growing sore
But no one will know, if we close the door...
the perfect night...the perfect night...3 years ago in Visual & Found Poetry More Like This
i close my eyes
listening to my music
and when i open them again
you are there...
everything seems so perfect
the electricity is strong between us
you are dressed beautifully,
your hair flawless
your smile sweet and
we are holding hands
as we walk outside in the quiet
and the sun sets
fireflies light up the night
as the slight chill comes
i drape my coat over your shoulders
you blush slightly
and thank me quietly
i smile and cant resist any more
i stop walking
and you stop as well
and look back at me
with confused eyes
and simply adorable face
i lean in, eyes closed
and kiss you softly
our first kiss
this moment... so perfect
but when i lean back
and open my eyes
i am in my room
under my covers
looking up at my slowly moving fan
and i ask myself
'why...did i have to close my eyes then?'
'why...did the perfect night... have to stop?'
'why...couldn't i live in that dream forever?'