Hiding from HateBeaten with a broken eternity,
scorched by a shattered sun,
haunted by a hushed whisper
that screams to me that you're the one.
Dodging down the darkened alleys,
skipping through the sands of time,
facing down the fire demons
that dare to say you are not mine.
Hiding from the hunting haters,
clinging tightly to your hand,
ducking behind dew-drenched rainbows,
not caring if they reprimand.
Peeking around questionable corners,
dashing across darkened streets,
I will go anywhere on earth
If you will come with me.
this could be usI like to dream.this could be us in Philosophy & Perspectives More Like This
I dream that it was night outside your windows and your pale hands were pulling me inside your covers. I dream that the sheets were pulled over our scalps and we were lying with our foreheads pressed together and smiles plastered across our faces. Our knees were bumping and our hipbones were fitting together and your voice was a whisper as you apologized for the fact that your toes are freezing. My fingers were splayed across the curve of your spine and my lips were barely brushing against yours as they whispered back that you're too far away, if you were closer I could keep you warmer. And your hands were in my hair and butterflies were in our stomachs and as our heartbeats pressed together through skin we were finally not sleeping alone.
I like to pretend.
I pretend that tonight we are standing on top of a mountain and under the sky. I pretend that our hands are clasped together without gloves even though it's freezing, because the best part of all this is feeling sk
theme thirty.two - nighti.theme thirty.two - night in Free Verse More Like This
we pushed back the dawn as we pushed our
skin together and pulled ragged breaths from
pomegranate lips; we pinky-promise swore
that we never wanted midnight to fade away
you intertwined our fingers and smiled as you called
me your sandman; you said there were grains of me
slipping between the cracks of your defenses and into
your dreams and that's exactly where i should stay
a plethora of stars was winking at us in the night sky
and beyond the barrier of your window; we plucked
their bodies from the sky and taped them to your
ceiling in patterns of our own constellations to wish on
shadows were bending and dancing across our walls the
first time you wrapped the covers over our heads and we
whisper-spoke our deepest secrets; your toes were cold
and the night was long and we thought we were forever young
there was the first hint of dawn on the horizon as my lips
danced across your neck; the sun is a moment from rising
and your breath is on my shoulder and i am beginnin
Swear NeverYou were there when I swore I never needed anyone.Swear Never in Free Verse More Like This
When I swore there was no such thing as love.
When I swore I would never cry.
You were there when I swore they would never get to me.
That I would never care what they thought,
That I would never look back.
You were there when I swore they would never break me,
and you where there when I was proven wrong.
You where there when Never became Now,
and then you swore.
I was there when you swore you had never seen someone as perfect as me.
when you swore you would never forget me,
never leave me.
When you swore you would never let me go,
would never stop until I was happy.
And then you swore you never lied.
Electric AngelIf I had a guardian angel, he'd play electric guitar.Electric Angel in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
He'd sit up in the havens on a tiny, forlorn star,
And play to the world he watches,
And pray for the world he knew,
And since he's my guardian angel,
He'd play one for me to.
The chaotic, moaning, screeching, cry,
Would break open the endless sky,
And shatter all the perfect clouds
With it's immaculate sound.
And they would pour down through the tear,
Every single answered prayer
And every child's wish
That had gotten lost along the trip.
He'd release all the answered prayers,
and sooth all the aching cares.
grant every single wish and fulfill every dream,
and send them back to earth to answer every need.
If I had a guardian angel, He'd play electric guitar,
He'd sit above the heavens on a lost and lonely star.
He'd answer the prayers that reach him,
And fix the broken dreams,
And since he's my guardian angel,
Maybe he'll grant one for me.
PonderingsCaught amongst the rampant racePonderings in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Staring into heavens face
Wondering if there is a place
For you amongst that empty space
Something kind of like a star
Constant no matter where you are.
So perfectly above the bar
You envy their right to be so far
So daintily far above
The crooked world your supposed to love
But what right have they to sit and judge?
A star knows not of life and love
A star has no urge to kiss and tell
Has never stood at the gates of hell
Has never had to sit and dwell
On just how far he might have fell
A star knows nothing of win and loose
A star fears no hangmans noose
They just sit there, high and aloof
And stare back at the darkened roofs
A stars have a far worse fate
They dwindle outside heavens gate
While they always contemplate
never will they participate
So when next you search for something true
Do not look to the endless blue
For although stars act like they do
In truth they know nothing of you.
My StormThere is a storm raging.My Storm in Free Verse More Like This
The lights flicker and flash
and the wind howls as it throws itself
against the walls, thrashing
like a caged dog,
Mad with loneliness and abuse.
It snarls and growls and howls
as it tries to claw down the walls.
The trees are bending like straws,
grasping desperately to remain rooted.
Their leaves have long sense been stripped off by the bullets of water
that the sky sends hurdling down
at the speed of nothing and anything.
It stings everything bared to its gunfire.
I let it sting me.vI let the torrents of wind try to sway me.
Everyone else is inside,
But not me.I stand in the bare, raw nature
and let it know that I Am Not Afraid.
The lightning strikes around me,
and for split seconds I can see myself reflected in the whips of fleeting light.
I stand in it and let it beat me.
Unfurl all of its frustration upon me.
I let it know that I Am Not Afraid,
that it should'nt be afraid,
that it will never be tamed,
and that I would
My MonumentI am staring at a wall.My Monument in Free Verse More Like This
A blank, empty, barren wall.
There are cracks in it.
The white paint is chipping.
The spray can in my hand is cool,
and it cry's rebellion.
I hold my breath and stare at this,
and wonder what to write on its
No. As soon as the word is written it becomes a lie.
No, to etch it on yet another lifeless surface would only furthur mar it's meaning.
No. For then the wall would be sure to crumble with time.
No. I need to forget it all.
I stare at this wall.
But it's not really blank, is it?
The chipped pait that leaves the
unblemished stone visible
The tiny, hopeless flower
that struggles to peak through the cracks
that crashes against this wall
Moans out "forever."
and the spiderweb cracks
that sprawl across the lonely walls face
humbly challenge, "remember."
I am staring at a wall.
Raindrop ReliefI rode on a raindropRaindrop Relief in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
While you lit a shooting star
So you would find your way back
No matter where you are.
And as I tumbled down
into the blue abyss
I watched you streak across the sky
and silently made a wish.
I didn't wish for money,
I didn't wish for fame,
I wished that you would smile
Every time you said my name.
And I was falling fast
As you began to fade,
And a tear escaped my eye
As the night became the day.
And now I'm here alone,
and I don't know where you are,
But when I feel real lonely,
I look for my shooting star.
And now and then I see it,
And now and then it's there,
And it's in those moments
When I'm reminded that you care.
The trail it leaves behind
Is a single fire-streak,
And every time I see it
My soul sighs with relief.
The JokerI know the secret God wanted to keep,The Joker in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
And I laid down my hand and said, "Read 'em and weep."
Then he looked at the devil, who nodded his head,
Then looked back at me and smiled as he said
"In knowledge, my child, you win yet you loose,
You are cursed with the will to seek for the truth."
The devil leaned forward in his fit, silk black suit,
Downed a shot and said with aloof,
"He's right ya know, kid,
You're faced with a choice,
Break or bend.
Live or die.
Silence or Noise."
I shook my head, no. I did not understand,
As god stood and left, the devil folded his hands.
He stood and he circled the table and sighed,
"I like you kid, do you wanna know why?
Even here, even now, with now way to win,
You're kicking and screaming, you fight to the end.
You'd think you'd have learned that you're not always strong,
That," He sneered, "you are human,
And you Can be wrong."
And then, my dear friend, he started to laugh,
And with each sickly hiss his voice sizzled and cracked.
"Let me tell you someth
Come HomeThe wheels of the bus begin to turn,Come Home in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Another lesson we all must learn,
When you are called you have to go,
A Marine simply can't say no.
They'll chew you up and spit you out,
Stand tall while they scream and shout,
But when you're done with what they need,
Find your way back home to me.
The desert sun's hot on your face,
You can no longer distinguish days
From nights and nights from days,
It all is like an endless game.
Another week, another fight,
And you fight it with all your might
But when you win and they set you free,
Find your way back home to me.
I wrote all the words on the paper in pen,
On each and every letter that I neglected to send.
The words were things I couldn't say but you deserved to hear,
Things like, 'Dad, I'm proud of you' and 'I wish you were here',
Page upon discarded page lay crumpled on the floor,
Because the words I couldn't say somehow shook my core.
Simple things that I knew would somehow make your day,
But 'Find your way back home to me,' was all that I co
affectionate attitudesaffectionate attitudes in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
The mornings radiant hues
Caress your sunlight face.
I calmly revel in
Your tender, loving embrace.
The one place on this earth
Where I feel that I belong,
My pulse in perfect harmony
With your heartbeats steady song.
With you, they cannot hurt me.
With you I cannot die.
With you, Im always happy,
And have no need to cry.
With you I see so clearly,
I never want to leave,
Because, when youre not at my side,
I find it hard to breathe.
When you leave me lonely,
My defenses turn to dust,
My knights no longer fight for me,
Surrender is a most.
So here is where Ill stay,
In your tender, loving embrace,
As the mornings radiant hues
Caress your sunlight face.
PridePride in Other More Like This
by Brittany Jordan
The pride explodes throughout my soul
I swallow up my tears
My camo warrior boards the truck
Thats taking him from here
The eagle cries, it needs him now, and
So I must be strong
Determination in my eyes,
I know he wont be long.
Old Glory waves, the trumpet sound,
I know they are for him
My hero, my Marine
I know hell be back again
The pride explodes throughout my soul,
I swallow back my tears.
The salt cascade down my mothers face
A mix of sorrow and pride
I see his strict integrity
Devotion to the Corps
He lives to defend his country
To keep us safe from war
His back held straight, the humble pride
My United States Marine
wishes on stars.i. sometimes, i wish i could forget you.wishes on stars. in General Fiction More Like This
sometimes, i wish i could forget the smell of your skin and the shade of your eyes and the sound of your breathing and the sound of your voice, whispering in the dark.
sometimes, i wish the guy in my memories - counting the clouds with me, climbing out my window under the stars, trying to throw rocks past the horizon, holding me, saying iloveyou- was just a faceless black shadow.
because maybe then remembering wouldn't hurt so much.
ii. i watched a t.v. show today.
in it, this beautiful girl won the lead part in some ballet performance. the dance hall was full of mirrors. she was dancing and laughing and crying in all of them.
and i have no idea how that feels; what she was feeling. and for a moment, i wished i did.
iii. everywhere i go, i feel out of place, awkward, and lonely. it's like i'm the piece of the puzzle that doesn't fit, no matter how hard you try to make it belong.
so tell me, please - where do i belong?
(i wish someone had