Once upon a TimeOnce upon a timeOnce upon a Time in Emotional More Like This
There was a girl
She was so full of questions
The world made her think
Made her cry
Made her smile
Her family annoyed her
But loved her
In the way only family can
Books showed her
That there is always a story to tell
Made her crave
For more than what she had
Nature calmed her nerves
Showed her real beauty
Made her want to capture it
So she could bottle it
And have it wherever she went
Art was her outlet
Writing were her emotions on paper
Friends made her laugh
Showed her how to have fun
Sisters made her patient
And gave her a temper to be scared of
He shined a light
To that part of her that she had never seen
And made her truly happy
Life has shaped her
Molded her into something new
She doesn't know
What to think half the time
And so she jots
Thoughts on paper
Longing to be read
Crying to be heard
Scared to be shown
FallingYou say you wear your emotions on your sleeveFalling in Free Verse More Like This
But baby, I don't think you can see
The heart I have is ten stories up,
On the edge and ready to jump
Without a thought, without a care
Because it believes you will be there
Ready to save me before I hit the ground
I don't think it realizes that you're not around
There's no way to stop it, trust me I've tried
All that's left is to hang on for the ride
The jump leaves me breathless; then I start to fall
And I wonder if the ground hurts, if I hit it at all
Maybe he'll come, maybe he knows
The news broadcast could have interrupted his show
He'll be my hero and save the day
But deep down I know he's too far away
My world goes dark and there is only pain
Then the sky opens up and it begins to rain
The scene is gruesome, tragic at best
But isn't falling in love always a mess.
Comfort Me.I look in the mirror and wonder what you seeComfort Me. in Free Verse More Like This
In this pathetic, fucked up mess that is me
Because what you say is beauty, vibrance, and life
I say is ugly, weak, and not right
I show you my soul, or what there is left
From all the years of self-hate and neglect
I notice you staring and I want to run
From the judgmental look I know you have on
But your hand grasps mine lightly, keeping me here
I'm afraid how soothing it is to me that your near.
Because I know you're going to leave me alone
I'm useless to you, trust me I know
"You are too good for me, this monster, this mess
I have too many flaws to possibly address
I'm selfish and needy and hateful and lost
Being with me is just too great a cost
I'll drag you down and hold you back "
But a finger on my lips stops my attack
He smiles at me and pulls me close
Whispering in my ear I mean the most,
"You are adorable, smart and crazy
Everything about you I find so amazing
Why do you do this? Why do you hate,
Yourself and the things that
Giving InWhen I cryGiving In in Free Verse More Like This
When it calls
Into its embrace
I will fall
I am hurt
And so are you
But out of its shadow
I cannot move
I am helpless
I cannot be freed
From the grip
It has on me
Will this ever change?
Can I be strong?
Get rid of this habit
That I know is wrong?
I will try
I always do
But I will give in
Just a little too soon
The day will be bad
I'll feel so hurt
And wonder how
To make my life work
And I will cry
And it will call
Then into its embrace
I will once again fall
Identity Crisis who are youIdentity Crisis in Free Verse More Like This
who am i
are we lovers
leaving behind scarlet letters
& last minute kisses
are we foes
green eyes & angry fists
who are you
who am i
maybe peeling back
these layers of skin
will unravel the answer,
but what happens
when there's nothing left;
bloody hands & empty eyes
Who are you
who am i
are the shadows that we see
inside this reflective glass
or is that too,
the galaxy won't tell
its mouth has long gone dry,
leaving my page blank
who are you
& who am i
The ArtistShe really was an artistThe Artist in Free Verse More Like This
She knew of all the shades and hues
To keep people from noticing
That blotchy purple blooming bruise
She fiddled with her palette
Mixed pain in with her dread
Painted her arms with blood
Of the most startling red
Her artwork was her passion
t'was never put to trial
For she would always remember
To paint herself a smile
Sunseti saw Darkness chasing LightSunset in Free Verse More Like This
hoping to devour her
To dye her sun-tipped feathers
into the dark abyss that was his own
Light was not to go down
not without a fight
Unleashing fire into the sky
painting it orange, red, and pink
But Darkness jumped
And swallowed her whole
then he spat out her glittering bones
that got caught inside his throat
Relive, Letting GoTake my mistakes,Relive, Letting Go in Free Verse More Like This
And work them out right,
For every crooked path,
Make it run straight.
Where depression once lived,
Let joy leap forth,
A broken heart can be mended,
At the touch of life.
Why seek the low valleys,
When you can roam mountainsides?
Do you go to the lonely well,
Instead of the laughing brook?
In and out,
Dead or alive.
It's all about perspectives,
Our take on the world,
The choices we make,
Are only ours to decide.
Starvation by WordsI'm a slave to my words,Starvation by Words in Free Verse More Like This
They keep me prisoner,
They fill my mind,
Disturb my rest,
And bid me to write.
Its a sweet poison,
This endless cycle,
I'm bound to their will,
I can't help myself.
We keep you fed,
They say in their defense,
But that's just my imaginings,
What about me?!
Is that what I sold myself to,
A cruel master,
Who gives no respite,
No matter the test?
What'll become of me,
If there's no food or drink to be had,
Just a slow starving by words.
Lost TimeGive to me childhood's wings,Lost Time in Free Verse More Like This
Hold back time's span,
Retreat the marching hours,
Transcend the first dawning.
Seek the wandering epitome,
Bring back the straying road,
Remember creations beginning,
Await its end.
Time once had,
Is forever lost,
The circle eternal,
A Falling LeafIA Falling Leaf in Free Verse More Like This
Falling, falling, ever falling,
A child of the trees, spiraling down.
Left behind my green silk cloak,
Leaving behind my lofty bower.
In stately grace, I ride the wind,
Never traveling the road,
Going my own way.
Red Lips, Blue LipsCrimson lips of sultry nightsRed Lips, Blue Lips in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Lush and smooth and kissable
Seductress tools to tease and temper
Blue and purple lips, like death
Your eyes are closing off the day
Grim claws are closing on your throat
Until you feel life slip away
Pink and pretty lips, so young
Fresh and elastic with honeyed youth
Lips not afraid, yet, of this world
With no fear to speak the truth
Busted lips of hopeless nights
And screams of feeling weak and small
Terror of being hurt again
When he towers over you, so tall
Black lips painted with the times
A metal ring pierced on the lower
Misunderstood, not yet a woman
Make-up caking, until you're older
Smoking lips of green cigars
Sitting on the street all night
A lighter running out of gas
Asking strangers for a light
Bitten lips, excitement flowing
Trying hard to get a grip
But that gets impossible to do
When face to face with Crimson lips
Ramblings of the Yellow-Lipped Mad ManThe mad man of no man's landRamblings of the Yellow-Lipped Mad Man in Free Verse More Like This
Sleeps in a shack
Of broken black stained glass
Smoking old bullets and kissing cigars
With a yellow-lipped smile,
Reeking of piss and ink
Brainwashed by gunpowder,
He twitches at the squawks of vultures
Snapping his fingers to the Devil's knocks on his pebble door.
Sometimes, he's a king
Sitting regally upon his throne
Of rusted fingernails and shattered teeth,
A crown of thorns ripping into his brow,
And sipping on the finest festered bone marrow--
It's getting harder to find in this drought.
But then he melts into a blithering Goliath,
Rolling on a rug of dusty Persian hair
With a mistress made of butcher's twine.
And the blood is velvet and the houseflies sing
His green eye points up, and his blue eye heads west
And as he lays in the dry and heavy heat,
As the bombs and vultures shriek overhead,
While the Devil snaps the blues on his dirt porch,
He pisses himself
So he can think to himself how lovely the rain feels
in the drought of the century
Of Con Men and Duct TapeThe metamorphosis of a child to a grown womanOf Con Men and Duct Tape in Free Verse More Like This
Is a staggering and dragging process
Tears and scraped knees and hearts doodled on notebooks
Carve themselves into the climb
Cold and sterile and sublime
The words of men that built and broke you
litter the path
With the unloved seconds
You would give a lifetime to embrace
The ones lost and missed in the thrilling chase
Of a settled sea-side place
Where you felt you belonged
Years and lives are forgotten and picked up
In this curving swindling path
Of con-men's lies and flowers dyed
That left you with a heart cracked in two
wrapped with duct tape and doubly secured with crazy glue
A woman, burdened and armed
With dainty charms
And a guard constantly let down
By naivety that refuses to acknowledge
The heart pounding so fast that the brain's words are drowned
“Have you forgotten the last time?”
Rotten judgment and festering hopes
Growing cold and sterile, but still so sublime
Red Riding Hood's CabaretA dancing girl with fiery hair,Red Riding Hood's Cabaret in Free Verse More Like This
Twirling smoke around her finger
Dances in darkness for a sea of howling wolves
Unclothed, her emptiness is put on stage
To burn in the spotlight
As claws scratch at the floor
She plucks a hot cigarette from one of the fingers
Puts it to her lips and takes a warm sultry drag
"Look, but don't touch" she mutters,
Stepping just close enough for a claw to rip into her thigh
And she whispers into the snarling crowd
"What more do you want?"
as her hips and crimson lips rock smoothly and tempt softly
And while her legs move, her eyes dance and smile,
Unsolvable mazes of golden brown for irises.
A subtle wink gives wolves the night of their lives.
Sequins stun, glitter falls,
and the cabaret is full to burst of testosterone
Roaring with the stench of festering whiskey
But all eyes are on the girl, with a hood of scarlet hair
Tempting wolves with whispers and lies
Of a night alone with fire
Jack's LamentJack be nimble,Jack's Lament in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Jack think quick!
You're burning off your fingers
with the candlestick.
Jack in ecstasy,
Jack in pain,
You don't care,
It's all the same.
Jack, you're bleeding,
Jack, you like it,
Jack, you're smiling,
And you can't fight it.
Jack, be happy,
Jack, don't cry.
In love with Agony,
You want to die.
Jack, be nimble.
Jack, be quick.
Jack's in love,
With his candlestick.
The Glass GirlThe Glass Girl in Free Verse More Like This
With no heart
She is beautiful
And cares for none.
It's too hard.
To love someone
To fall so hard
With no return
"Don't wear your
Heart on your sleeve
And if you are broken
Don't shed a tear."
Maybe she waiting
For someone who
Could see her
See how broken she was
See her for the
Broken Glass Doll
She didn't believe
Anyone could see her.
She is surrounded by people
But she is still alone.
She is cherished
But loves no one.
She is beautiful
But inside she knows
Her soul is black
And she knows of the evil within.
What use is it to be loved?
If you cannot love in return?
And she is still waiting
Because she is foolishly hoping
Two HalvesTwo Halves in Free Verse More Like This
She was all alone
All alone in a broken world
No one who cared about her.
He was all alone
All alone in a world where
No one knew who he was.
Maybe they were broken
Inside and waiting
For someone just as
Broken as them.
It was a chance meeting
I didn't know her.
He was the first person
Who ever really saw me.
I felt she didn't see who
They thought I was
But she saw right into my heart.
My days have been completely changed.
Now someone I can love and dream with
I've thought I was living, after all I was breathing
But that wasn't really alive at all
If I was to lose this feeling or her.
I couldn't imagine my world without him.
Her, cause she is my world now.
He makes me smile, and laugh
She makes me grin without trying
I don't know where he's been all my lif
EternityEternity in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Moments that I want to
Preserve in time
Moments that I spend with you.
I can't imagine a world without those I care about.
I have been alone for
So many years
And now I'm got something to live for.
I have people who care about me.
Eternity is a word
That doesn't really exist.
But, even then it's something forward,
New. This is different for me.
I am remembering these bits
That will be with me
For the rest of my life and that's it.
In eternity I will remember those who have changed me.
MemoriesMemories in Free Verse More Like This
Maybe if you look
At my life
You'll see a bunch of
Twists, and turns
of pure chance,
Maybe you'd say
The lowest points of my life
was the tears.
The tears I shed on
Little everyday tragedies
or the heartbreaking sadness
That changed me.
See all of my life
of how I was
I probably should have
Watched my step
Or I wouldn't have
Down the stairs.
Or the moment I cried
when I felt hopele
.you are dead and buried. in Free Verse More Like This
six feet under yourself,
still feeling the way you did
when you were seventeen
and when you bathe, you still
keep your head under the
water, wrists upturned, red
eyes open, trying to drown yourself
.i heard her say there are. in Personal More Like This
millions of people in the world with
broken hearts, and they survive
well what about the ones that don't?
what about the ones that crack right through
& end up holding onto themselves by the skin
of their pearly whites?
(and are you happy now? do you have a girl? have a kid? do you sleep at night? i've said sorry a thousand times, but i guess it doesn't count when it's in my head)
Just A DreamNatalia gave her husband one last kiss before he left. Her arms were wrapped around his neck, her fingers twisted in his hair. She did her best to take all of him in. After all, at best, she wasn't going to see him for a year.Just A Dream in Romance More Like This
"I love you." She murmured next to his ear, the words awkward on her foreign tounge. He pulled her back and smiled sadly.
"I know you do," He crushed her closer, memorizing the way her body fit his, "I love you too, Natalia. Know that." Even Natalia's icy composer was threatened under the emotional stress. She gave a nod and disentangled herself from him. Her fingers lingered in his as a commander's voice bloomed into the air. Alfred leaned in and kissed her forehead before leaving.
She watched him go and prayed he returned.
It was only a month until Alfred was due to return and Natalia was brimming with anxious excitement; when there was a knock on her door. So the went the door, irritated at the interruption.
"Must be brat or sest
The World Ball: BelRussiaMiss Natalia ArlovskayaThe World Ball: BelRussia in Romance More Like This
You are cordially invited to the annual World Ball.
Dress is formal; masks optional.
This is an official armistice: weapons must be forfeited at the door.
The International Affiliations Committee.
"That time of year again?" I murmured to myself as I placed the invitation on my kitchen table.
"I will go." I told myself as I looked longingly out the window.
I placed the small sapphire mask on my face, hoping to disguise myself from Ivan. Maybe then I could claim a normal dance. I headed out of the limo and towards the main gates. They registered my name and took my most obvious knife. They didn't dare ask to search the rest of my person. I made my way to the ball room and found no one of real importance. Just England, his bothers and a couple of the Asian countries.
I walked around a moment before making it out to a small garden area with a bench.
"I suppose Big Brother hasn't got here ye
More Than MeSo tell me who is nextMore Than Me in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
To sever ties like a knife
To walk away from me
Right out of my life
My world is tumbling down
The ground is crumbling
I feel like I might drown
And just continue stumbling
A sister, a lover, a brother
They're all walking away
Just one after another
All from this inward pain
I know all my faults, I really do
I swear I can see what I did wrong
And I hate myself for losing all of you
Because I am so weak and far from strong
So now where do I go? I just feel so blue
I'm just so lost, can you hear my plea
I know I have to try to make it through
But I'm so afraid everyone will leave
I've been put in my place
Taken a step back now I see
This isn't all wrapped in lace
There's so much more than just me
BisexualI like gorgeous, tall guysBisexual in Free Verse More Like This
and beautiful, petite girls
Hair slicked back
or in tight curls
I can see the beauty in both
It doesn't matter to me
Just be yourself
And everyone is happy