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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
life lessons.laugh a little,life lessons. in Free Verse More Like This
love a lot.
you'll get your heart broken
so maybe not,
but who am i
to call the shots?
sadness will consume you
if you allow it to.
happiness is a few steps away,
but it's up to you to find its path
& don't forget,
nothing will last.
take what you get
& work for what you want.
know that something will set
but waiting will get you nowhere.
be kind to those you love
so they'll know that you're there.
play the hand you're dealt
& gamble what you want.
learn to deal
because all of it is real.
learn your lessons
before you play them out.
know them thoroughly
before you get out.
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
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
Innocence is Over-ratedWhen you're looking at her face like you've just seen the sunInnocence is Over-rated in Free Verse More Like This
Remember that my eyes hold undiscovered galaxies too,
and I was hoping you'd be the first
into uncharted territory.
But her gravity is pulling you in
and the black hole of her innocence has you mesmerized.
The purity of my unbridled love
is no where near as mysterious.
I can't compete with forbidden fruit
and my tree has been picked enough times
that you'd have to climb to get the ripe apples.
I'm not sure you're up for the work,
when sweet reds are hanging from her low branches.
My bark is scarred from the boots of
men who've tried before
and I'm not sure I could take the abuse anyway.
SmileSmileSmile in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Broken and bleeding, we’re tenderly feeding
Our life’s blood to vampire beasts we
Our God given brains are sucked down social drains
By things called “entertainment”, bent toward
Trust and Hope tied up in Government rope,
Struggled at first, but were brainwashed
While the pitiful masses wear rags and raid trashes;
They look forward to nothing, but can’t wait to
We’re so satisfied with the ones who have lied.
They feed us on deceit, we like the taste of
While the world and our bodies fall apart all around me,
We find that we all still do nothing
These grins on our faces show pain in more places
Than we know how to count, we can’t even
So we sit in the same place with this smile stuck on our face,
Hoping someone somewhere puts a stop to