False Hope, Then Hope Falls...False Hope, Then Hope Falls... in Visual & Found Poetry More Like This
like when an eye winks
the heart sinks
like million thorns,
of ifs and whys
of doubts and crys
that boils the blood
that brings such grudge
would end in misery?
pulled by gravity
wish as if dead
deep down the grave
that's how hope falls
when hopes are all false
March 12March 12 in Visual & Found Poetry More Like This
di ko naramdaman
na bertdey mo
di ko naunawaan
wala akong alam
kaya wala akong karapatan
na turuan ka
di ko napansin
naisip ko lang
ng umalis ka.
pwede ba magpaliwanag?
malungkot din ako
'andyan ka kasi
at 'andito ako
kaya lingid lahat
'gang 'kala na lang
pero ang totoo
pareho lang tayo
nawawalan ng direksyon
pareho lang tayo
may luhang tinatago.
The DateThe Date in Visual & Found Poetry More Like This
All I see are but shadows
of the lurking ebony night
but I hear the leaves,
they talk to each other
and I smell the buds of May,
their fragrance reach the clouds
till the hiding blue moon
it's eye flashes a shimmer
against a blood red rose
which sweats with passion
and glow with love
I boil with obsession
to cut the lone stem
and hide it in my back pocket
TissueTissue in Visual & Found Poetry More Like This
i didn't wear my watch
i want to forget it's Thursday
i don't want 2:00 a.m. to come
still something in me anticipates
while something in me dies
while i lose myself
i almost uttered a prayer
that he'd still be there
sipping his Starbucks coffee
even though i have in my hands
the note he wrote
in this tear-soaked tissue
my heartbeat became my clock
i watched the door swung open,
and close, as people come and go
i looked for his face
but i only find it in my mind
i started to worry
i searched for his presence
but i only feel him in my heart
i started to cry
i hate this tissue!
it did not lie to me
the ink in it really reads GOODBYE...
I Am Your Nude PaintingI Am Your Nude Painting in Visual & Found Poetry More Like This
during your permoblack nights
when color-blindness embraces your heart
and your permogray emotions
control your left-hand brush strokes
as your permowhite stares
melt down the wooden easel
leaving just the bare shadow
of my candid nakedness
as my ebony crown flows
smoothly as the sea waves in the morning
and as my sapphire eyes glow
brightly as the nights in Vegas
with my moist lips driving
a sensual winding road
my temple sways with the melody
of the gush of your artsy blood
and I stand on the tips of my toes
as I raise my arms to fly
I feel feathery, I want to be blown up
but I can't help but sense
that my toes and my hands are nailed
to the pores of your canvas
I am framed and hung
in the museum of your name
you are a god, you are worshiped
I am in love, I am jealous
with my GEMINI
that one who posed behind the easel
as you nailed my toes and my hands
to the pores of your dead canvas.
The DatelessThe Dateless in Visual & Found Poetry More Like This
The tip of the crescent dagger above
seems to point straight to my eyes
it's bloody rusts shower
and everything they touch is wounded
The giant cedars are on guard
each exhales some sulfurous fume
PangungulilaPangungulila in Visual & Found Poetry More Like This
lulan ng aircon bus
nakasandal sa kutson
ngunit ramdam ang latay sa katawan
pero bingi ang pakiramdam
nagtitext sa cellphone
ngunit bagot din naman
dumungaw sa bintana
kinuha ang digicam
iniumang sa target subject
subalit nanamlay lang
bakit kahit ano gawin...
nanunuot sa kalamnan
bakit kahit ano isipin...
puso ay sinusutsutan
early na pumapasok sa work
nago-OT pa para maging busy lang
lahat ng nagpapaalala sa kanya
ngunit sadyang nagsusumiksik
Dear Romeo,Dear Romeo, in Visual & Found Poetry More Like This
no'ng una tayo nag-usap
naisip ko you're just one of 'em
busy, snob, metropolis men
i waited for your e-mail
nangako ka e, pero 'ala
i knew it, somehow it still hurt
'ala na 'kong balak umasa
but then nasorpresa mo'ko ha
days passed na kasi, still tumawag ka
nahiya pa ako
it's your aunt pala who added me up on fb
and now they tease you...
nangingiti ako hehe
pag nangungulit ka, madaldal ka pala
who would've known hmmm
'di ako mapakali sa work
pag nagvibrate na mobile ko
musika na s'ken voice mo
'di na nakakatamad umuwi
i know you're waiting e
and my day would be complete
'di na nakakabagot
childish pero masaya ako
lumulukso ang puso ko
'cause you're my Romeo
i'm not a princess, this isn't a fairytale
but i'm your Juliet
eLove YoueLove You in Visual & Found Poetry More Like This
with a push of a button
and a click of the mouse
from my screen to yours
I am sending my love
with a cyber kiss
and a code for a hug
More Than Just A Love StoryMore Than Just A Love Story in Visual & Found Poetry More Like This
I need not ask where
All I have to know is that you're there
so that our hands clasp in warmth
and our eyes whisper in silence
Neither do I need ask when
All I have to know is forever
so that we'd gaze upon our dreams
and we'd ride through eternity
as we soar with our hearts
and our hearts soar with us.
There would be no fatigue...
There would be no aging...
There would only be life...
There would only be love...
We'd only come down to smile
and look at each other
as we whisper the story
in the mirror of our eyes
as I see you in mine
and you see me in yours.
deconstructionat the nexus where my unhappinessdeconstruction in Free Verse More Like This
intersects with your need
two crumbling structures
that fall into each other
sifting together - a chemical
conflagration in which willingly
Promise MeI lie among cool sheetsPromise Me in Free Verse More Like This
in a dim afternoon
listening to rain
fall, the sounds
it makes tapping
at the windows,
and I remember
when you lay here
with me in the
quiet of evening
my hair as
day slid into
still beautiful in
home improvementsit isnt your jobhome improvements in Free Verse More Like This
to save me
nor is it mine
to fix you
all I really need
is the warmth
of your skin
the quiet peace
of your voice
when I reach
in the dark
i tried to writei tried to writei tried to write in Free Verse More Like This
you a love poem
but the words
from the paper
apparitionyou barge intoapparition in Free Verse More Like This
my thoughts (ever
the alpha male) and
when I tell you
I see your laughing
face so clearly
that I must close
do I ever
slide through your
or have you
to allow me life
despite the warmth
of my breathing and
the vibrant pulse
at the base
of my throat
beat in time
to your throbbing
revenantsome nights,revenant in Free Verse More Like This
dreams aren't enough
when the ache
I need more than
more than hopes
of tomorrow, next week,
I want the truth
of your bulk
beside me when
in the dark,
of warm skin
not my own,
but you're not here
(and no one else
so I will
toss and turn
in the cold arms
of my dreaming
InsurrectionI hide you away inInsurrection in Free Verse More Like This
my deep places,
pulling you out
on bad days like
crumbling love letters
tied in age-stained
Just for a moment,
I can feel the warmth
of your skin, your breath
on the side of my throat.
But just for a moment
before the cold treason
of your leaving
chills my very bones
and I must bury you
in dark places
inflamedour bodiesinflamed in Free Verse More Like This
unhinderedwhen I met you,unhindered in Free Verse More Like This
I raised my barriers,
shored up my defenses,
tended the fences
but you passed
through all of my walls
as easily as wind
and kissed me
JoeI thought I sawJoe in Free Verse More Like This
you on the street today,
a six-foot shadow
from the past.
You were standing
looking in (though I
wondered why since
you dont like
I hurried toward
you only to find
in a black blazer
you should have been;
he eyed me with
alarm then with pity
as I backed away
so I went inside,
and cried in
Hold Me CloserThe fire's gone out,Hold Me Closer in Free Verse More Like This
Taking the warmth
Sitting on the couch,
She looks up at me,
Snuggling a little closer
Against my chest,
"Hold me closer"
I wrap my arms around
As she rests her head
Against my shoulder,
"Keep my warm baby"
She says sleepily,
I kiss the top of her head,
Drinking in her smell,
As she drifts off to sleep,
In this loving embrace
Saturday NightSitting on her porch,Saturday Night in Free Verse More Like This
Passing the bottle of
Vodka back and forth
The party is dying down,
Most people are leaving,
Streaming past us as
We talk on the swing,
She laughs at something
That I said,
Making her eyes sparkle,
They were the first thing
I noticed about her
I noticed her eyes when
I stepped back from the bar,
Earlier in the night,
I bumped into her,
Or did she bump into me?
I tried to apologize,
But got lost in her eyes,
As if it happened all the time,
But then she blushed
On the porch,
Her eyes grow serious,
I think your friends left
She nods at a familiar
Car as it drives away,
I curse before thinking,
She laughs at my curse,
Can I sleep on your couch?
Hating myself for it
She blushes again,
Her eyes smiling too,
The couch is taken,
But we can figure
Something out for you
Thanks so much
I sigh with relief,
What was I sayin
Let You GoYou danceLet You Go in Free Verse More Like This
In the rain,
At your own jokes,
When no ones looking,
And wipe away the tears
When someone sees you,
Who broke your heart?
Who could want someone else?
Who let you out of their sight?
Out of their arms?
Who let you go?
I want to make
You laugh till you cry,
I want to wipe
The tears from your eyes,
I want to share
And carve our name
In the giant oak
I wanna fix
Your broken heart,
And hold you tight,
Each and every night,
Ill never let you
Out of my arms,
And Ill never let you go
Beauty In Her BreakdownWork,Beauty In Her Breakdown in Free Verse More Like This
Wears her down
Never seem to call,
Needs to be paid
Shes cracking up
Is lost again,
Want her to move back in,
Cant take much more
Shes breaking down
Ive never loved her more,
Than when her world is crumbling,
When her pillars of strength
Are shook to the core,
I cant explain it,
I dont know why,
But theres beauty in her breakdown,
She quit yesterday,
She deleted the from her phone,
Can be a few days late
Shes taking her life back
Is tied up out back,
Have accepted her now that
Has found my arms,
Shes finally happy
Ive never loved her more,
Than when her shes in my arms
When I became her pillars of strength
And she became mine
I cant explain it,
I dont know why,
But there was beauty in her breakdown
I'm HereI am here toI'm Here in Free Verse More Like This
Save your life,
To pull you back
From that ledge,
To bring you
Into the fold
Of loves embrace,
Im here because
I cant live
The world would
Lose it color,
Turning cold and grey,
Im here because
You need me
And I need you,
Im here because
I see the light,
Because I see you,
In all your glory,
Im here because
I love you more
Than the air I breathe,
More than life itself,
I know if corny,
But Im here,
And youre here,
So take a step back
From that ledge
And into my arms,
And well start
Something that others
Will be jealous of,
Something that people
Spend their whole life
And youre here,
What more do
We need than each other?
FingersMy hand reachesFingers in Free Verse More Like This
Out for yours,
Our fingers locking
Just like our
Pitter-PatterShe smiles atPitter-Patter in Free Verse More Like This
You every day,
Every time that
She walks on by,
She makes your
Heart go pitter-patter,
And your mouth
You want to
Just say hello,
To smile and
Look her in the eye,
You want to wrap
Her in your arms,
And kiss her as the
Seconds tick right on by,
But you dont,
And you wont,
Because she walks
Right on by,
And into my arms
As the Sun RisesThese are the last words,As the Sun Rises in Free Verse More Like This
That Ill whisper softly as you
Half listen with your eyes closed,
The band playing in the background,
These are the last moments
That we get to spend together,
As the night draws to a close,
We dance slowly,
Holding tightly to each other,
So close I can almost taste you,
Slows and comes to an end,
The sun rising in the background,
I dont know if Ill ever see you again,
But I know that I love you,
As the tears come to your eyes,
And your friends call for you to go,
I look in your eyes,
With a smile on my tired face,
Everythings going to be all right,
And well always have this night,
If were lucky and
The stars align,
Then one day you will
Finally be mine
Your SmileYour smile makesYour Smile in Free Verse More Like This
My heart skip a beat,
Your laugh brings
A smile to my face,
Your warm breath brings
Goose bumps to my skin,
Your touch brings
Speeds up my breathing
Your lips on mine
Set fireworks off in my head
Hand in HandWe walked,Hand in Hand in Free Verse More Like This
Slowly but surely,
Hand in hand,
As the cold wind
Blew across the bay,
We didnt feel the cold,
As we walked,
Hand in hand,
Along the stone path,
Barely lit by the
Cheap solar lights,
We didnt care about
The dimly lit path,
As we walked
Hand in hand,
Our path chosen
We didnt care
Where we were going,
As we walked
Hand in hand,
Just happy to be
With each other,
As we walked
Hand in hand
Baking MixtureEverything of you,Baking Mixture in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
And everything of me,
All bottled into this simple measuring cup.
There's a certain mixture that we need,
But too much of one,
Or too little of the other,
Could make this mix turn bitter.
Is this perhaps,
A simple duet,
Of two minds, two souls, two hearts?
Could sugar and cinammon really help this mixture?
I don't know what goes inside this cake we bake.
But maybe you can show me the way.
I'm scared of so much,
With so little I believe in,
So little to put faith and trust in.
If we bake with all we have in the cup now,
How far shall it leave us by tomorrow?
Will you guide me with steady hands?
Teach me the ways of your master chef's hands?
If you are scared to bake alone like this,
Then we can bake in fear together.
So long as we bake together,
I see the icing to be the most sweetest of all.
Justful DiseaseLook at you,Justful Disease in Free Verse More Like This
You are just what you thought you were,
A no-good sinful disease.
I'm so worthless now,
All I do is cause pain to the thing that I love most,
My feelings remain forgotten,
And I carry out the same murder of the heart that I've drug on over and over again.
But what could I had done,
When I was fully ready to give him everything I had,
He just threw me out like a stray puppy,
Crying in the rain.
He flew into another's arms.
And i got to sit back again,
Watching your worst nightmare play again a second time.
I'm scared again.
Maybe I'll make a day log?
I get bad feelings.
Can I just pull the trigger when it happens again?
If it does...
I fear my heart won't take more of this,
This never-ending forgotten pain.
All this pain,
That I hide so damn well,
From all their eyes,
And sometimes even from my dearest.
I don't want to cause you to hurt anymore,
I don't want to hurt anyone anymore,
I don't want to be hurt because I keep hurting you,
Eversearching Shadows And...I wonder where this will lead us,Eversearching Shadows And... in Free Verse More Like This
I wonder what will happen to us,
Who do you think of when you lay your head down for sleep at night?
When I think about you,
When I lay my head down for sleep to overtake me, wishing for nightmares no longer,
I can't help but sigh,
As I come to my revelation,
Knowing that I want someone as much as I want you,
Knowing that I need someone as much as I need you,
Knowing that I love someone as much as I love you...
I can't quite wrap my mind around it,
I thought I'd never feel this strongly ever again,
Especially after what had happened to us,
And after what had happened with him and I.
You're all I can think of now,
That you're all I ever think of,
Why are you just so addictive?
How crazy it even seems,
My closest friends keep telling me that I am in love,
And I can't even seem to get you out of my thoughts,
Somehow, in an almost softening manner,
It's almost scary to think of myself in love,
But, then, when I think,
MissingFor I miss you,Missing in Free Verse More Like This
I miss the way we were,
I miss our happier days,
I miss where we could talk for endless hours,
I miss being the only one that you thought fondly of,
I miss your voice,
I miss you singing me to sleep,
I miss you comforting me when I was down, you always knew the right thing to say to make me feel well again,
I miss us always being together, always there to bring a smile to each others faces daily,
I miss us more than anything.
Goodbye.What you did to me was sick.Goodbye. in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I'm so shaken.
I'm completely breakin'.
You scarred me so badly.
Now, I'm so afraid to love another.
Now, I'm so afraid to let another love me.
For fear your foul, grotesque words would haunt me in the back of my mind.
All inside of me,
I think of you,
And I want to scream,
I feel so sick.
I hate what you did to me.
I'm so numb and unfeeling now.
All I can feel and see is my hopeless neverending pain.
Because of you,
I am close to losing something so good for me.
Because of you,
I don't know how to love anymore.
Because of you,
You made me afraid to stay faithful to the boy that I truly love.
Because of you,
I can barely touch anyone anymore, except for a very select few.
If it wasn't for a thing so vile as you,
I would have confessed my feelings to him long ago.
If it wasn't for all your profound lies, those neverending lies,
I wouldn't feel like such damaged goods.
If you want the truth?
Then get ready, cause here comes truth beyond the looking glass.
Yesterday, who are you?Yesterday, we had a tomorrow,Yesterday, who are you? in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Yesterday, we had a future,
Yesterday, you were mine,
Yesterday, I was the most dearest thing to you,
Yesterday, you said you would love me forever.
But now I seem to be nothing,
I don't understand you at all.
You called me your angel,
You said I made you happy,
Were they all lies?
You're just like him aren't you?
But worse, I was going to give you my all this time round.
I still could, but you've gone and pushed my love aside.
I thought you'd be happy that I want to be with you now?
Where are all your pretty little smiles now?
I can see what made her scoff at you, almost, but not really.
You talk about that time with her, thanks for sweet words I have yet to hold.
My last remembrance.
Who are you, but a simple sinner?
Who are you, but a lost love of mine?
Who are you, but a scared little boy that runs and hides?
Who are you, but a coward without me?
Who are you, but my almost lover, still searching for me in the dark?
Confession...I made so many mistakes.Confession... in Ballad More Like This
I fucked things up so badly.
You're like this now because of what I did.
You're suffering because I sinned.
I never could see how I truly felt for you.
I was blinded by an insecure man,
A man that thought he owned me.
But that was not entirely the case.
That man was a thief, he stole my heart and caged it.
He wouldn't let me leave.
He scared me to stay.
But I am free, I am free.
And so my heart aches for you.
I can't help but cry.
I can't help these feelings.
I've felt this way for you since we first met.
I was scared,
I hid my feelings,
Because of one man.
One fake man.
And I know I've hurt you,
I regret the mistakes I've made.
I hate myself for hurting you.
Yet, all I want to do now is protect you.
All I want now is to just be with you,
Like we were before.
All I want is to hear you smile and see your eyes light up again.
All I want is to make you happy above all else.
I'll risk most everything I have,
Just to keep you happy, safe, loved, and protected.
When A Love Turns BlueYour turquoise lips,When A Love Turns Blue in Free Verse More Like This
I'll dive in and rescue you.
Pity that I can't help otherwise.
I can't even cry for you,
As you do for me...
What does one do,
When a love turns blue?
Bunches of Pieces...Dying...Dying...Dying...Bunches of Pieces... in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I feel like I'm falling...
Just drop me on the curb....
Don't bother picking me up as I lay dying in your arms...
Throw my heart out into the streets...
And let the cars run over it...
It's not like it's already ripped to shreds anyways...
I'm just a hopeless, lost cause anyways...
The more accusations you made.
All the more it hurt me.
All your faulty thoughts.
Those misheard rumors.
All those accusations...
Your accusations made those lies become a reality.
So I stand here in pieces,
But do you even care?
Do I even matter anymore..?
My love for you is burning...
You're not the only soul suffering..
I've tried my hardest.
What more do you want of me?
Should I just grovel at your feet and beg for the forgiveness that I so much deserve?
I've cut off all my comfort for you, love.
I feel so unclean.
So undeserving of your love.
Your famed fortunes I'm at a loss for.
I still follow you obediently.
Like your lost puppy in the rain.
I'll always follow after you.
Longing...I long for your gentle caress.Longing... in Ballad More Like This
In the midst of this soft swaying summer breeze.
Do you still feel me as I feel you?
I don't know what an unrequited soul's to do.
Maybe I've touched grace before my calling.
You'll never understand, dear friend...
How much you truly mean to me...
How much I long for you...
How much I need you here...
How much I love you...
Despite we may never be lover's...
And love as you want to...
As I want to...
As we wanted, so long before all this came to be...
I'm not readyI'm not ready to take this goodbyeI'm not ready in Free Verse More Like This
and let it be the last,
nor will I let these tears
break my heart.
I'm not ready to take off my necklaces
nor let every view of them,
I'm not ready to stop hearing your voice,
and forget it's sound,
nor will I forget your number
or burn it down.
I'm not ready to move
and "restart" my life,
nor do I ever want to be farther
than a mile away from you...
I'm not ready to face my fears,
and dig up pain,
nor do I want to do it
without you by my side.
I'm not ready to sleep,
and eat right,
nor do I really have a choice
cause I also don't want you controlling my life...
I'm not ready to let go,
of all the memories
nor the goodbye
cause it brings tears to my eyes.
I'm just not ready to realize...
Was a definent...
And your gone for good...
We're not even friends...
Nor will we be anything bigger ever again...
I'm not ready...
To grasp that idea...
Be himCome on baby.Be him in Free Verse More Like This
I know who you are.
You care more than anything.
Baby, you love me...
All those things you say,
it's just you flirting.
But why must it be that way?
We're already dating...
So baby show me some love!
That boy I know cares about me,
that'll do anything to make sure I'm smiling.
Show me that boy,
cause I sure miss him.
And as long as he's around,
it's almost as though everything is lifted off my shoulders.
So be him baby,
I love you,
and I want to know if you truly do...
This is my love lifeYear after year.This is my love life in Free Verse More Like This
Boy after boy.
Tears after tears.
Breaks after breaks.
Fixes after fixes.
Friend after friend.
Mistakes after mistakes.
Lessons after lessons.
This is my love life.
Nothing else to explain.
let me goDon't tell me your sorry.let me go in Free Verse More Like This
For being the first one to break my heart.
Don't say you love me.
Cause I know it's nothing.
Don't tell me you've thought about it.
Your so not a thinking kinda boy.
Don't tell me you want me back.
I know it's nothing but loneliness.
I've moved on.
You should too.
You broke my heart.
Maybe I broke yours too.
All I know is.
Don't tell me that you care.
The love we had.
So don't beg for me.
Another boy is in my heart now.
Truly it's time for you to move on.
Never do I want to hear your silly words again.
For a while it has been.
So let me go, I'm no longer your girl.
Do you love meShow me a sign!Do you love me in Free Verse More Like This
It's almost like,
you barely care.
Like all I am is a sister to you,
but I'm not!
So give me a sign!
I don't know boy language.
I love you
and I'm pretty sure it's obvious.
do you love me...?!
Now she's dead insideShe walks around,Now she's dead inside in Free Verse More Like This
with this smile on her face
but a smile
isn't exactly what it truly is.
Laughing at jokes,
but truly not caring.
All she wants
is to be at home
but I wont let her,
she wont fall again.
No matter how many times,
she'll try to say she's "ok"
that she's "happy"
it wont matter
because I see right through it all.
There's no doubt
that she wont forget anytime soon,
this guy was her life,
made her happy,
changed her majorly.
She tries to help others,
and ignore the fact
that she's dieing inside.
Look what you did boy!
I trusted you!
Now you've betrayed me
Worst of all,
now this girl is dead inside.
I hope you die boy!
I know as...I know as I look outside,I know as... in Free Verse More Like This
at the moon and the stars,
you'll forever come to my mind
and the things you said,
that one afternoon.
"One half is yours,
the other half is mine,
that's how I think of it."
I know as I sit in the kitchen,
late at night,
everything that happened.
Like the random kiss,
that got this all going again.
I know as I'm doing a fire,
outside at night,
or just starting out at the fire pit
standing out there.
I'll remember all the good times,
that started a love story,
or more like,
a deep wish from the heart.
I know as I listen to music,
will somehow remind me of us,
I know as I sit in my room,
memories of you and me,
sitting in here
on a hot summer day,
suddenly turning into a cold winter day,
hand in hand.
I know as I watch a movie,
I'll remember that one night,
a few days before you said it again.
I was sitting in your living room
hand in hand,
everything perfect as can be.
Over againOver again.Over again in Free Verse More Like This
Like some roller coaster.
I'm sorry you must suffer that fate.
Seeing as it was your fault too.
You just need to get your head straight.
Maybe then, you'll see your future.
Figure out if you want this.
Something else, maybe.
Find out what it is between us.
A break, too long to not force changes.
By the end you may be more in love.
Could even hate me all together.
It's a big change.
Trying to figure out.
Truly, I feel bad but it's your own fault.
This can be for the best.
Now I can recover from everything.
Finally see, where I want to be.
Maybe this is our fate.
Things I'll never sayIf I could just talkThings I'll never say in Free Verse More Like This
there are only a few things I'd say.
I never asked for much
or really anything at all,
if you thought I didn't love you,
you got it all wrong.
If I could say what I want to see,
I'd say I want to see you tell me the whole truth
of this goodbye of yours
There must be more,
or someone who pushed it.
If I could say
what I want to hear,
I want to hear
that this was all a joke
and truly you love me dear.
But I guess
I'm wishing my life away
with these things
I'll never say.
If I could say
what I want to change
I'd change the fact
that I ignored every sign.
If I could say
what I want to see,
I'd say I want to see you
go out into the world
and to never get hurt.
But I guess
I'm wishing my life away
with things I'll never say...
I could go on for hours
but I'm sure many see,
there's so much I want to change,
so much I'd love to hear,
and so much
I'd be joyful to see...
but I'm just wishing my life away
I'll never say...
The truth revealedEverything I went through,The truth revealed in Free Verse More Like This
and getting hurt.
Even almost losing friends,
it all equals out now.
I was right,
through this all
I knew that so many things
we're covering up the truth.
Now just hearing it from you,
that it's true.
Those three words,
mean more now.
Cause their meaning has grown bigger,
for both of us.
As you said that very saying...
"I can't say I don't love you...
cause I do...'
Sonnet XVIILove, feel free to sleep in my soul's shadowSonnet XVII in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
For our souls are one by now, are they not?
You bring me relief from blackened sorrow
And fill my mind with love and graceful thoughts...
I shiver delightfully in your heart
Waiting for your arms to cloak around me
These first bites of romance are sweetly tart
And echo your kisses adoringly.
I can't bear to shatter this perfection
With distressingly negative doubting
For I know you burn at the suggestion
That this moment (may) someday be ending.
But I'll revel in the joy that is here
And hope time can alleviate these fears.
This Curving StreetHere on this curving streetThis Curving Street in Free Verse More Like This
You and I meet
In smooth-strided lover's run.
I will lie with you beneath hidden sun
In the cloud-shrouded shiver of light-
Passion is bright.
This slim slip of time
But for now,
You are mine.
I drift, heavy-eyed
As you mix my drink-
A little less beer and a little more lime
I don't want to spend the night
Hovered over the sink
Summer LoveKiss me in the shadows of forgotten summers,Summer Love in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
In the seasonal lure of discontented lovers
In the vague memory of distantly young mothers
Tell me that you've never kissed another.
Let us lay in the tears of broken hearted stars
Let us make love in the back of rusted cars
And drink raw beer in stale, musty bars
Hold my hand wherever we are.
We will race fireflies in barefooted grass
And mourn that the months fly by too fast
Still half in childhood, we'll forget the past
And look to tomorrow through rose-colored glass.
Winter WindAnd I will kiss the winter windWinter Wind in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Hoping the breeze will catch your lips
But snow is sharp-it won't forgive
My broken heart for all its sins.
And still I lie in wait for you
Though I'm aware our fate is doomed
I've been forgotten far too soon
Now on the breeze my heart is strewn.
And it's my fault-oh, how I know
The cruelty that I have shown
And though I'm weary blood still flows
So to the gale my cries are thrown.
TimelessLove tracked upon the fallen dewTimeless in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
And brought you to my arms again
With half-slept eyes I greeted you
And lost all sense of when.
If time was told in lovers' years
No one would mark the day or week
For when the one that's loved is near
The hour's sands don't leak.
Oh press me to your lips once more
And clasp my fingers tight
I feel as if the sky's the floor-
You make my soul that light.
Curse fireflies that sweep the sky
With lightning through their wings
Though we don't count, time still slips by
Why will the lark not sing?
Rabid Snow in SummerWalkRabid Snow in Summer in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
My soul (please)
There, I will love
You as summer winds on sweltering days
Unless you make me cry as thundered rains
Then, I will freeze
Your heart like
Star-Fed NightsI will fall asleep in the rise of your eyesStar-Fed Nights in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Broadly burning through my shuttering lids
Until the day I realize love also dies.
Ah, but how scandalously my heart skids
Into your folding arms in this half-dried dream!
I will wrap my thoughts around you and drift
As my soul rises from my body like steam.
If only I could find a way to lift
You with me. Then we would be eternal.
Can we be lucid for a moment dear?
Forget your passion and see me in clear
Light. Can this last beyond these star-fed nights?
The Moon Is Orange TonightSing a song for luck as the swan glides pastThe Moon Is Orange Tonight in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Float my heart across the marble-mossed lake
Mourn as the moon and its flames rise too fast
Every moment is one breath less to take
So lay me down on the wood's crumbled leaves
Watch pairs of butterflies dance through the trees
Give me some sign this is more than a dream
I've caught a glimpse of what life truly means
Summer My SoulSummer my soul in clusters of lilacSummer My Soul in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I will kiss you with the moon at my back
Whistle my name as the wind blows away
Swear words of love so this feeling will stay
Cherish the moments of fire fled dusk
Twist arms around me as thoughts turn to lust
I'll fall asleep in the sun shattered west
Lay my head down in the warmth of your breath
Let crystal rain fall in prism soaked drops--
This is the second when everything stops.
I Miss YouI lay down with the wish of your hand inI Miss You in Free Verse More Like This
Mine, to banish lonely feelings of
Irrelevance and melancholic apathy.
Sweet whispered memories
Slip through fading thoughts. If only I could feel
Your breath wrapped around me
Or your touch on my face. I'll dream of you but
Until then, good night.
two handsIm just one mantwo hands in Free Verse More Like This
with two hands
that want to touch you
so just sit back
and let me touch your face
to know youre real
to know how you feel
under my skin
cuz thats where youve been
since the first time
I laid eyes
prematurebrushing,premature in Free Verse More Like This
feeling your skin
and your fluttering
holding your hand;
making it hard
for me to just stand.
stroking your face;
quickening the pace.
kissing your lips;
drinking down small
and passionate sips.
nibbling your ear;
only you can hear.
tasting your neck;
breathing you in;
we even begin.
Torturing myselfTorturingTorturing myself in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I find myself staring into your eyes
watching your lips move up and down
until you catch me and look away
even with his arms around you
I cant stop looking
fearYou rip into my headfear in Free Verse More Like This
destroying my mind
nothing but you
all I can think about
is how badly
I want to touch you
how I shake
when you are near
and how I quiver
with extreme fear
when you leave.
uncomfortably comfortablewhen you look at me, my breath catchesuncomfortably comfortable in Free Verse More Like This
and I have to remind myself to breathe again
with those eyes that are sometimes brown
and sometimes green and always entrancing
me to the point where I have a hard time
remembering my name.
when you are near me, my world stops
and nothing matters but you in that moment;
your hopes, your dreams, your happiness,
these things become my only concerns.
I feel an unexplained need to be close to you
and I find myself smiling.
when you touch my skin, my heart skips
and stutters before starting back up again.
you have drawn me in, unintentionally,
but still youve hooked me all the same
and now I cant seem to get you out
of my head.
every time I close my eyes, I see yours,
staring back at me and now I find myself
shutting my eyes tight just to get a glimpse of you,
waiting for the next time I can be near you
and pretend like I dont have these feelings,
just so I can be happy and you can be comfortable.
understandably distantmy mind betrays me;understandably distant in Free Verse More Like This
thinking of you
when I know I shouldnt.
your look cuts into me,
making my body
respond with tension.
turn your face to me;
I want to dive into
your eyes and drown.
reach out and brush my skin;
it will burn for days
with your remembrance.
grab my hand and hold it;
I will savor every line,
breathe my name
and I will cry
with tears of anticipation.
and I will
melt into you.
until then, I will linger
at the edge of your existence,
waiting for your decision,
knowing that you are
festering darknessA little more of mefestering darkness in Free Verse More Like This
more of me chipped away;
I am dead perhaps.
The corpse beauty
from the prying eyes
and the backward
I throw up walls
around my heart
and watch as they
quickly close in
Shut off your ears
from the whispered lies,
cry UNTRUTH then let it echo
as the words beat in your head
My own silent singsong
comforts me and
the oppressive darkness
is my only playmate
run away, far away
because that is all
youre good at
I pale to be thought of
as a fleeing coward.
Just shy away, get out of here!
Something in my soul lingers.
Its pushing and shoving
and being tossed about.
Im not your chain nor anchor;
dont try to keep me here!
no one wants you anyway.
Lost without youLostLost without you in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
my arms wrapped around me
holding myself so tightly
rocking back and forth
missing your touch
trying hard to imagine
that you are still here
drawing you inAs you walk past me,drawing you in in Free Verse More Like This
I draw you in
and wrap my arms
around your waist,
pulling you close
to feel your body
pressed against mine.
I encompass you
with both arms,
holding you tightly,
breathing you in,
never letting you go.
stay with megently glidingstay with me in Free Verse More Like This
along the curves
of your face,
a hidden place.
to your collarbone
two bones meet;
pressed to yours,
in my ear
you softly moan.
against your chest
as i melt
stay with me
until my death;
Hearts feel so heavyWhy does our hearts feel so heavy but so distant.Hearts feel so heavy in Free Verse More Like This
Surpassed and not able to breath on our own.
As we look at life so differently through these eyes .
Our hearts are so heavy but filled with memories
and images that keeps us going like a burning flame
in the dark that lets us find our own way. To not let
life get to us before falling through these cracks. Who
knows how life will turn out until we experience it. Seeping
emotions of life before it finally ends. Watching how the
world work like a ticking clock.
silver keyA silver key that you hold in your hands.silver key in Free Verse More Like This
Finding the heart that the key unlocks and belongs to.
Wandering what emotions were hidden.
Anxious of waiting.
I wish you were hereI wish you were here beside me as the sun goes down. I watch the sunset and the waves crashing down. The sky turns different colors. Setting as I think of you. You come up from behind and give me a hug. You hold me so tight like you will never see me again. Never wanting to let me go. I Love you. You said to me. You hold your hand out for me. As you say lets walk together on the beach. I give you my hand. You held it to your heart and say never forget this night. We hold hands and walk together on the beach at night. Looking up at the stars. We walk as far as we can on the beach before we claps into each others arms and fall asleep together in the sand. As the night pass and morning rises.I wish you were here in Free Verse More Like This
Chains DisconnectingChains are breaking. My spirit and my soul areChains Disconnecting in Free Verse More Like This
disconnecting from this earth white lights rising.
Feeling numb inside. Loneliness setting in. Im here
laying cold my mind racing my heart bleeding. My
memories are fading but my hearts is aching.
YoU SaidYou hold me in your arms tight . You tell me you never want to let go. You touch me as if it would be the last time that you will see me again. You look into my eyes and tell me you Love me. You said you wanted me by your side. You said never to hide from your fears. You said you would protect me but that never happen. You let me fall when I needed you the most. You made me cry because you werent there. I was alone. I had no one there to hold. Now I will show you how strong Ive become I will stay strong because of what you have done. I learned from my mistake now its your turn to do the same.YoU Said in Free Verse More Like This
Hearts and kissesHearts and kisses. Xs and Os.Hearts and kisses in Free Verse More Like This
The next thing I know My Heart
start to go beating and beating
with pulses of love. As I say to
My love you are My Dove. I Love
you with all my heart and Ill never
let you go. Ill embrace you with my
love and embrace you with my soul.
Lay here with me and watch the stars
go by in the night sky. Laying together
looking in each others eyes. Our hearts
beating fast. You hold my hand and I hold
yours together laying there. We fall soundly
asleep in each others arms.
a roseLove is like a Rose.a rose in Free Verse More Like This
Filled with the color red
and unless you water it. It
will lose its color. When Love
dies the Rose losses its color and
turns into ash. Tears roll down your
face. With out Love your filled with
sadness, loneliness, emptiness of the
heart and despair.
.: Love :.Clouds roll in the sky . Foot prints in the sand. Wind blowing waves crashing your hands in mine together again walking by my side. Never broken never apart together united as one always in my heart. One love two heart beating as one. I Love you and you love me thats all that matters to me..: Love :. in Free Verse More Like This
U thereI turn, see you there. I look into yourU there in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
eyes gleaming off the water. Tears roll
down my face. You kiss me softly on the
lips. You hold me slowly in your arms.
You whisper in my ear I Love you and
never forget it.
YOU seeIt seems my words are worthless.YOU see in Free Verse More Like This
Words come out but theres no
sound. I try to talk but no one
hears. I try to listen but no one
sees. Am I invisible or am I
missing in the shadows? It starts
to rain. Drifting to place to place
for someone and somewhere to call home. To be
safe and warm. I walk on the sidewalk
in the dark of the night. You see me walking.
Then you hold me in your embrace. I start to
cry. You wipe away my tears and you say its alright.
Hit and MissedHit and Missed in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
i missed the way you smile
i may not remember your voice
but i feel sweet when i hear your name
i missed teasing you
"man without melanin"
i missed sitting beside you,
missed our laughter and glances
i missed your near shoulders i secretly desperate to lean on,
i missed the smell of your green powder as you put it on your face
i missed your antics making me laugh as hard as i can, i prefer them over comedy bars.
its your unmoving eyes i'm missing whenever i stare out,
coz i know you'll be at the opposite end.
and if not, i'd rather close my eyes for the rest of my life
and reminisce everything we have and we hadn't.
i begged for my childif you could only look now at your son,i begged for my child in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
you'll notice how much he resembles you,
the little childish you,
what proof you need, hon?
i said, he's indeed your son!, no doubting that,
look at the expressions in his eyes
see how much you have in him than mine
don't make this hard on me, and to our little one, darling,
do you remember how we once were?
what didn't work out?
i shouldn't be begging for you to accept our little light,
i want him to be complete
it's sad knowing that he's only three years old,
oh, you should have count since that troubled night,
he's a little marshmallow facing this dark earth,
the life we've given him he didn't ask for in the first place,
but, even i tried my best to not let him be tied up on all these ordeal,
he's still in it...why don't we just pretend we're a family,
you, baby and me...
its cold againthe gentle, lonely chirping of a burning coal,its cold again in Free Verse More Like This
oh, such another cold, december night,
the hush, fallible moaning of the burning leaves,
singing a sad lullaby
I beat for youYou bring quiet reflection To inner turmoil.I beat for you in Free Verse More Like This
Seemingly content to just stare into confused blue eyes.
You hoist me up with your steely determination that I cannot fail.
Those times when success is not granted you shrug and smile,
"You'll get it next time babe"
The gentle reassurances, the whispered confidences shared,
As we lay intertwined with only the beating of our heats,
Signaling the pass of time. When tears fill my eyes and,
Life drags me down, It's your humor, your randomness,
That always brings a smile.
The way you look at me with such intensity,
As if you were memorizing my likeness.
Or the way your eyes turn from amber to fire,
With just one touch you become aroused.
Yes, even the jealousy is often endearing to me,
It's a constant sign of care to soothe my insecurities.
There are so many facets to you that I've yet to discover,
And I want it all, everything you have to give.
All the things I already know about you,
Let's me see how great a man you are.
No your not perfect in
UnobtainableHe walks by, my heart starts to flutterUnobtainable in Free Verse More Like This
He smiles at me as he always does.
I watch him go, holding inside a sigh.
He'll never know how much I dream of him at night
How I long to hold him tight,
Whisper words of love in passionate times.
The wind catches his hair, billowing it gently astray
So sexual, sensual and sweet.
I ache to run my hands through downy softness
Caress those chiseled, high hung cheeks.
Peck tiny kisses across his granite brow.
We sit side by side every day
Idle conversation sometimes exchanged.
It's been two years since I first saw him
In all perfection based glory.
He's grabbed my hand when I've fallen
Took me three weeks to wash it.
He gave me his jacket to keep away the chill
I smelled just like old leather and him, and that shirt always will.
He's hugged me when I've cried
So tender as he murmured "I'm sure all will be right".
I've felt his lips under the mistletoe
Scorching mine with arousal, and his eyes with lust.
I've know his hands and body
Placed against my
Burning eyesI've tried it your way babyBurning eyes in Free Verse More Like This
It doesn't work for me.
I finally realized this isn't love I feel
It's obsession I leak.
And that's not what either of us seek.
I must let you go,
Though I confess I don't want too.
I want to pout and sulk
Like a child denied her favorite toy.
But you were never really mine were you?
You were just on loan,
It's time for me to give you back to your
Still the tears fall, even with obsession
I had made you my all.
It will hurt to carve you from my life,
Yet I'm hurting now from the sting
Of your carelessness.
There's no bitter taste in my mouth love,
No flavour seasoned with regret.
I treasured each hour with you
And I shall cherish every memory you've left.
Don't you see I have to let you go
You have to find what is it that you want.
If by chance it's me, I will be here,
Just not patiently waiting.
I will not waste my life,
On someone who may never reappear.
So wrap your arms around me one last time
Kiss my lips, stare deep into my eye
VariableWith every breath I take I inhale you againVariable in Free Verse More Like This
Like an oil based scent you stick to my skin.
As I exhale I'm missing you once more
Stuck in this state till you waltz through my door.
Emotions are jumbled in a tangled mess
Feeling things I'd like to forget
Kinda hard as your name is forever on my lips.
My mind is corrupted with the pictures of you I've stored in it.
I've been feeling your loss since you rode away
It's been a week and three days .
Five more to go, but I don't know if I can make it through.
If only I could crush this desire I have for you I can handle this.
These Feelings you've got me assulted with seems to accrue
Leaves me feeling dangerous, but I remain true!
I appreciate, then walk quickly away.
Unable to tempt my devotion nor fate.
I still look, as I'm not dead yet
Though the familiar retort never leaves my lips.
No number exchange, no asking their names
To do so feels a sin as your the only man I want within.
Foolishness fills me when I think of what you've probably be
Love's WarriorThe drums of war beat heavy in her chest,Love's Warrior in Free Verse More Like This
The battle cry raged fast across her lips,
The warrior had awoken, the goddess had arisen,
This was the time for love to conquer fear.
With armor and sword she prepared
A fight to the end, the rights to love,
No more would she lay down and hide,
Now was her moment, this was her time.
She would protect her valour, her lover till the end,
no woman could be lost and alone any more,
not when she came forth with the wings of vengeance,
not when she came forth in the blaze of love.
Fire in her eyes, she towered over hatred,
No longer willing to stay behind, she braved the masses.
Claiming him by her side, enemy in her sights,
They would not make it, she alone would survive the night.
They would be shadows lost in darkened dreaming,
They would be cobwebs on dried rotten bones,
They would be voiceless whispers on the wind,
They are to be lost and buried under sand and stone.
When the last one falls, when the threat is gone,
The rage s
With this pen I thee ...As I write with the pen you bought meWith this pen I thee ... in Free Verse More Like This
For my birthday, The beautiful silver set
That fits my hands like it was made for it.
(You know the one you gave me a month early,
Because you remembered the day but not the month of my birth?)
I wish these words could be writ upon your heart.
I'd write my name a Hundred times,
Then I'd do it a hundred more,
Just to get the point across.
I'd etch words like
Love and lust and trust,
To secure the things from you I most want.
If this pen that I adore,
(Not as much as you, of that be sure)
Could fulfill my wishes evermore,
Then I'd write you back into my life
Not my heart, cause there you've never left.
But alas this pen is filled with but ink,
And the wishes will not come true in reality.
So I pour out my heart
In every letter I write that you'll never see.
I cry out my pain over and over
But without you, the hurt keeps flowing.
Like a magickal cup that keeps on filling
My hurt and pain over you keeps spil
IntemperanceLike a shot of bourbon that lights a fire to my insidesIntemperance in Free Verse More Like This
And leaves me feeling too good too think straight
Your kisses intoxicate me heavily.
I'm drunk on your scent, your touch, your love,
I don't want to sober up.
I feel like I'm being watchedThere is a place I go to be alone,I feel like I'm being watched in Free Verse More Like This
It is quiet and rough, loud and soft,
and always gives me the peace I need to dream...
but there is something wrong,
a fleck of nervous paint on the windshield,
then this wet intrusion splatters across my mind,
I feel like I am being watched.
It's a nagging suspicion,
An over the shoulder sensation,
I feel like a voyeur let off of probation.
I come for the anonymity,
I don't like my actions being dissected.
Yet I can't shake the paranoia that someone's,
Taking pictures for group reflection.
Somewhere in a darkened room they spread pictures as my life passes,
across a giant table, under florescent lights, and magnifying glasses,
They point to one this is followed by a sneer,
They point to another and one shakes their head,
All the while murmuring dark words but I don't know what they've said,
I don't know why they care,
I just know that they are there.
These images that mark my time,
Neither make nor break me,
They just drag me
My Brightest StarI'm sorry's just a wordMy Brightest Star in Free Verse More Like This
That's been overplayed and overworked.
I'm no good at the man and woman game
Sex is the only thing I've had to offer,
That isn't tainted with deranged.
I've failed every time I've tried
But I swear I've never felt for,
Anyone what I feel for you inside.
My offenses are many
I seem to always cross the line.
I speak before I think
In trouble all the time.
You could do so much better and
I'm so sorry I caught your heart,
Hurting you was never my intention.
I'm so afraid you'll get fed up
And our ways you'll have us part.
I do love you with everything
Inside my soiled broken heart.
I know it's not enough
But it really is all I've got.
I've not been standing upright
I'm not sure I know how,
All I know is anything to do with you,
Makes me happy, makes me smile.
You still remain a constant presence
In my mind
Will we make it through this
Or is it about that time?
There for me "lyrics"All my early happy memoriesThere for me "lyrics" in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
I can see your smiley face
The boys they were your enemy
But you called me your saving grace
No blood shared yet I alone
Was allowed to sit upon the lap
In daddy's chair
Early morning was our time
Hunting, trapping or TV
Our only crime
You checked my closet
Under the bed
Another glass of water
Before you tucked me in
And you always made sure
To turn out the lights
After slumbers decent
All the things that little girls
All the icon's and hero's
To be had
The only one to put the
Stars in my eyes
Was the man I called my dad
You were always there for me
When no one else was around
You were the only one to notice me
The only one to care
I got lost but with you I was found
You were always there for me
Through the beatings,
The blood and the broken bones
And all the attempts to run away
From the place we called home
There's was always an open door
A shoulder to cry on
And an ear to bend
Within your arms
You never blamed me for the
Things I did