Secret KeeperYou tell me to trust you,Secret Keeper5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
That you'll keep my secrets safe.
I play it safe and start small
I tell you about my low self-esteem
And tell you that you can't tell
But you go and tell others my secret.
You wanted to be my secret keeper
But I can't even trust you with a minor one
To be a secret keeper you can't tell,
You need to be a good friend
And keep secrets secret
The trust you wanted had to be earned,
Yet you expected it to be blindly given
By a girl that's only known pain.
Acting as you have makes it harder to trust
My love that I had for you is no more,
Farewell my friend, you can't be my secret keeper forever more.
SurrenderSurrender8 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
This bulletproof vest
is mere muslin to your hands;
strip on, strip on, love
Filipino AkoFirst time we meetFilipino Ako11 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
You'll see a face
Of dark brown hair along its trace
And dark brown eyes
Under squinted eyelids
Looking through a pair of glasses
First assumption you must have made
My crisp tan skin
Is before your eyes
Laid upon a skeleton of 5?9?
My ethnicity is not clear to you
So you change your mind and think
Maybe she's Mexican..
Or maybe Native American!
With your mind still unclear
You still assume
And throw out words to me
Obviously showing you have o clue
Ay dyosko , Filipino ako!
I'm not that cliche Chinese kid
You see on TV
So dont go up to me and say
Ching-chong chi hai-yee?
And wait for a response
While bustin' out karate moves in front of me
Thinkin' you're Bruce Lee
(But you're not)
Or clasp your hands together and take a bow
As if I was Japanese
(But I'm not)
Why don't you ask me questions instead of assume?
Before you start talking
And make yourself look foolish
At least the best thing you can d
UndressUndress7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Undress my night
with soft supplications
poised between lips
that promise riots
and teach my heart
the fine art of mayhem.
Let your face be the candle
that breaks the dark
and slides the giddy stars
under my thumb
to have and hold
so I can trace them across your hips
where dreams beckon
and the night grows rude
ThiefThe man with the umbrella smileThief7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
and bright crooked eyes
strips down the daylight
like a hunter skinning first kill
He lurches under a darkling moon
tucking kite string under his coat
where the wind gathers tears and leaves
and scatters you in bits and pieces.
He has cold hands without gloves
and loves to touch you secretly
when he thinks the moon is not watching
and your lips are stitched shut
by a mother's weary hands.
His sighs are solitary shades
growing in a damp knot
under the stretch of your dress
where he baits your breath
and forces you to hold it
until you turn blue.
He offers you pieces of stars
and pretty things to wear
places promises on your tongue
that hang like cloaks in dark closets
and presses you to keep secrets
arched between your thighs
tucked up inside your belly.
He unpins night from the sky
and rolls it up under your bed
tucking it in safe and secure
in the corners he hides from your family
disguising the abomination
that calls itself sanctuary.
RaskolOur son and his wife sleep in separate rooms. They are painted the same colour and bear identical scars but are separated by a hall so long that by the time I walk from one end to the other, I am too tired to compare and know what is different.Raskol7 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
That is the convenience of an oversized house, I think, that we did not have in our small one-room apartmentthey never have to see each others faces. You remember the nights when we were given no choice but to lie next to each other, against the hard corner, when we were seething in each others anger. How wonderful it might have been to stare at a blank wall, letting the heat of our hands seep into the plaster until we forgot each other, and how to be angry.
I never told you the fear I had inside my heart every time we tore apart and came back together again, that we would forget how closely we fit, or that in the short intervals when we were apart, a piece of the puzzle would come loose against us like a grain of sand, until w
Goldenrod Skiesi dream of usGoldenrod Skies7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
in the field overgrown with wildflowers.
each a brilliant, shining, golden gleam
that reflected off your eyes,
and made me think of endless skies
and the touch of your lips to mine.
a never ending dream,
the fractured fairytale of us:
that got us lost in each others arms for hours
until all our breath was each others names,
and the wistless wind
carried them for miles and miles.
and the only witness to our
was the sun and cloudy stars above.
our heads, pillowed on the earthy dampness
the smell of goldenrod in our heads
and the sweetness of honeysuckle on our lips.
i dream of us
getting lost for hours,
somewhere, past the city where we met.
twenty miles south of nowhere.
where you would write
love songs on my skin,
with the tip of your tongue
tracing whimsical patterns into my mouth
and the only witness
to our sometimes bliss
would be the wind in our hair
and the goldenrod sky
I Think She LIKES Me TooI met a special girl.I Think She LIKES Me Too6 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
When we see each other, we both tend to smile.
Since the first time we met, she's been in my heart for a while.
She's more precious than a thousand pearls.
I'd love to share my thoughts with her.
She's on my mind, and my heart is fully-alert.
If she needs a man:
I'd love to be her guy forever.
I doubt there's any dudes in love with her, as much as I am...
I wish I knew this girl.
So today, I'll approach this lovely being,
And I'll try my best not to make her hurl.
When I overcome my nerves.
I'll tell her I like her.
I'll offer to give her my heart.
I told her how I thought of her.
She seemed happy to be with me.
So I think she likes me too.
- S o r r y - - S o r r y -- S o r r y -6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I'm sorry for so many things.
Sorry for making promises I couldn't keep,
Sorry for making you believe,
Sorry for making you remember all the pain.
I'm sorry your immune system sucks,
Sorry about your insecurities,
Broken heart.....To you i gave my heart and love,Broken heart.....10 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
But you tore them apart,
And broke me like glass in your feet,
Shatered my hopes of a joyfull life...
Why??i ask from the night and form the stars shining bright,
As i lay in the dark waiting for death sweet release which shall never come...
Blooded tears run from my blooded eyes,
Why did you do it??oh did you broke me??...
I seal away into the darkness eternal,
There i shall rot away with the pain of my broken heart,
I hope not to be saved,Only restored,
Shall i truly be happy again??,
I do not know,Ido not hope
I only griev for the rest of my shatered life......
Hear these pained words my angel of silver light
Take me away into a place of no pain
In your arms my angel,I finally rest away in death,
Heart torn but still beating in your hand,
Shall you forever keep your silver wings around my beaten form and never leave,
i need your echoing voice t
dear diarydear diary7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
youre my best friend, and you know nothing about me.
I know enough about you to know that you dont eat anymore.
Not since he told you that he liked to see your skin
pressed tight against your bones.
I havent eaten for three days. Arent you proud?
Im worried about you. Do you see what I see when you look in the mirror?
How can I be proud when you like youre ready to break with the lightest touch?
Are you sure he loves you like this
how well do you k
Winter HaikusWinter Haikus7 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
Orange and ochre sparks,
the crackling haze of wood smoke -
fires mellow warmth
Winters frosty curl
shivers the wind at my back,
blowing from the north.
The slow thaw of frost
Brushed across the forest floor
Shimmers in the dawn
False ProphetThe road killFalse Prophet7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
of your thoughts
trips you up,
and spills you out
on hot asphalt
and bright pins,
and shards of black glass,
dug deep under your nails.
you spin and weave trouble
like spiders in jars,
where legs tangle
and eyes grow beady
in the tight air
with wasted time
like a twisted clock
the black threads of your lies
with your sharp white teeth
hanging like old news
in the corner,
as withered as your heart
spat out like demon seed
in someone else's head.
Night MusicNight Music7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Dawn breaks night's promise,
its refrain haunting your lips
like music I once knew,
old love songs where couples
waltz across rosewood floors
in a rustle of taffeta
and women speak the language of fans;
or tango under the Brazil moon,
the ruffle of skirts
skimming marble and sand
in rhythm with the stars.
You teach me the melody
in a crescendo of hands and hips,
your kisses the notes
trailing down the sheets -
a sonata I know by heart
The TruthI never didThe Truth7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I just switched hands.
LostSometimes I feel brokenLost7 years ago in Other More Like This
Sometimes I feel lost
Friendship is the token
Torn, shredded, lost
Used, worn, beat up
Strife, confusion, corrupt
Foolish end, abrupt
Drinking from this cup
Blood, torn, ash
Loose-lead broken, crash
Feel the heat of that flash?
Only trash, only trash....
One WishIf I had one wish.One Wish7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
If one desire could come true.
If I had one wish.
My wish would be you.
If I could choose.
I would stay in your arms forever.
Our hearts would fuse.
And our love would become an endeavor.
I would wish for you to stay with me.
For you to be my love.
You would be my hearts key.
Forever my angel, my dove.
Forever is a long time.
To require in a single command.
I will write our love in a rhyme.
For it would be my demand.
I would ask of this.
Only with your permission.
Lost in a kiss.
Our love is my ambition.
So I wished upon the star.
The star that reminded me most of you.
My actions seemed bizarre.
But this wish I had to pursue.
If I had one wish.
My wish would be you.
And since I made that wish.
My wish has come true...
I Tell Myself...I Tell Myself...I Tell Myself...6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I never quite understood,
Why I always complain,
Clearly someone's got it worse,
Yet I portray how it has driven me insane.
I'm sure that somewhere out there,
On this planet we call 'Home',
That someone tries so hard to believe,
That they're not alone.
You see, that's where I come in,
I do my best to make them smile,
I befriend them and help,
But they usually leave after a while.
I really understand them,
When they tell me of their fears,
I assure them things will be okay,
As I wipe away their tears.
Because if these 'wonderful' abilities,
I take away their pain,
I take it and go numb,
Forgetting what it's like to be human again.
I tell myself that everything will be okay,
Because no one else will.
Retribution:Story of my life RetributionRetribution:Story of my life6 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Story of my life
I was 18. I remember being so proud of myself because I had done it; I had graduated (4.0 GPA), moved out on my own, got a job, and I was read for reality to give me its best shot. I had it all. I had great friends, caring family, a loving boyfriend. Or so I'd thought.
Seven months later, I was sitting on a bar stool, downing a beer for the first time. I puckered my face.
The Broken HeartInside this broken heartThe Broken Heart13 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Lay a thousand little pieces
Pieces that will never reunite
Pieces that tore us apart
Because of this I know
I\'ll never be \"All Right\"
Inside this broken heart
Is the place where I kept you
The place I\'d never let you depart
The place that would never let me deceive you
Now Inside this broken heart
It\'s kills me just to know
That I was the one
Who broke it on my own.
OrdinaryShe loved the ordinary of her world -Ordinary6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
chin music with neighbors at dawn
over tea that tasted like May apples,
steaming in blue willow cups
the fading keys of her mother's piano
that spoke only to her
and made songs she remembered
from her birthdays
the wet of late June puddles
pooling under the garden gate
inviting her feet to take a chance
and make friends of the rain
bright cotton sun-dresses
of gingham and cabbage roses
and men like ice-cream sodas
in seersucker suits
reading old letters from lovers
their faded words like doors open for company
and the muffled scent of velvet patches
on threadbare quilts and coverlets
and how trains woke up
her simple summer nights,
their stories rattling the house
and shaking candles off the windowsill
like the wax collected in soft yellow
and the light from the streetlamps
spilling the pale halo of her dreams.
ThiefLies, he told me as I sipped a tart, Apple Burst tea. Apple Burst, they called it, and I thought it appropriate.Thief7 years ago in Erotic More Like This
His hand slipped.
It Burst to the floor, abandoning the liquid in Apple-blood flames.
I wont tolerate all of this flavor, he claimed, a slender, coarse finger circling the rim. My hand remained still, in a death grip, to an invisible frame.
I reached out for him, an apologetic reply hanging on my tongue.
No, he turned to me, his hand grazing my throat, veins swelling from his skin. You were never sorry, he griped, thrashing out a menacing look.
My heart hung from a wire.
And he was weaving it through.
I swallowed halfway. Halfway, it was, like he held a notch in my throat; this light-switch life, at his leisure to disengage.
Hurt? Sarcastic pity glossed over his eyes. I looked at him, my night in shining armor, once strong enough to hold his own sword. What weighed on him now? The poison resentment, serve
I Thought I loved You I Thought I Loved YouI Thought I loved You6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I thought I loved you,
Because of your smile.
I thought no matter what was thrown,
It would all be worth while.
I thought I loved you,
Because you seemed to understand me.
I thought it was a sign,
We were meant to be.
I thought I loved you,
Because I was happy.
I thought everything was okay,
I couldn't see bad things; for you had blinded me.
I knew I loved you,
I thought you loved me.
I was wrong.