ComplainingWe are forever complainingComplaining in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
and they are forever explaining.
When they speak anonymously, we ask for a name.
When they say their name, we put them to shame.
When they say something stupid, we question their validity.
When they speak intelligently, we tell of their stupidity.
When they go right, they must go left.
When they go left, it's always a threat.
When they are inside, they lose their sense.
When they're outside, the games commence.
When they want peace, they are all whimps.
When they declare war, we put them on the level of chimps.
When the flower blooms, it doesn't have enough color.
When the flower dies, we need them to plant another.
When they give us water, we crave wine.
When we are drunk, water seemed perfectly fine.
When they live, it's all gone to shit.
When they die, their presence is missed.
When they sing, they are all off key.
When they sing well, we refuse the ticket fee.
The Battle of ConcordThe Battle of Concord in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Who will fire first?
Who will awaken the worst?
There's a dire lack of water,
and an unquenchable thirst.
There's nothing that stumbles
among the flat grounds,
but this is why we will crumble.
Is the world not round?
We all hold our guns ready.
We will all hold our ground.
We know exactly what must be said
but nobody can make a sound.
We all are nothing but virgins to peace,
and we show no such lust.
When you watched Jesus die,
who did you think you could trust?
A woman walks between us,
she begs us to stop.
There are crumbs where we need crust,
and the first tear slowly drops.
Love is....Love is but a fixture in time,Love is.... in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
a human response to the clock's rhyme.
Love is all glorious hate
that refuses to properly demonstrate
It's such a sentence
and life's menace,
yet I'm so hopelessly addicted.
My former definition is so infinitely contradicted.
The emerald liquor in her eyes,
the way she sings and the song within her sighs.
Is to be addicted ridiculous or grand,
when I feel the warmth flow into my soul from your hand,
perhaps a compassion fashion
with no limit in ration?
Is the light shining all around you chemically derived?
Is it not the medicine that keeps me alive?
My life is flavored by the basil hazel color
and delicate clues that suggest I'm her other.
I can't say everything I want to say,
but we'll soon be free somehow .
What is love?
I must be honest: I'm not sure.
If it isn't perfect, or if it's impure,
it's a lethal disease for which there is no cure.
All of us have it,
there's no escape.
It lives inside us when we sleep,
137the fires of hell have turned to a cold burn137 in Free Verse More Like This
i turn and walk from the dark lashings
the wounds are starting to heal but i miss the warmth
i cant see where i am going but i know
as long as i keep the fire at my back im doing ok
i scream and yell for a sign that i am not alone
but all i hear are my footsteps and the hope they give me
that i am going to someplace better
i quietly surrender to the path and trust in nothing
no plan ,no remorse, no regret
i long for the healing touch
the sweet caress that only a soulmate can give
to help me forget about these burns and
find the brighter place at the top of the mountain
the path is getting surer and the walls are getting closer
the end is in sight but its getting no close
Dear Boy Who Broke My Heart.Dear You,Dear Boy Who Broke My Heart. in Short Stories More Like This
Remember back when we used to walk along the beach when the sun went down and the stars and moon turned the sea silver.
You said "The stars make your eyes glow" so softly and sweetly that it made us stop walking and just stare at each other as the waves blissfully crashed into the waves.
That sound stays with me, does it stay with you?
I hope you never forget that I spent helping you clean your house before your parents got home.
I spent forever trying but failing to clean the bathroom floor when you burst in with a camera.
I still have the photos, One with you carrying me on your back through the kicthen, us both laughing til our chest hurt.
Another one with me, foam smeared on my cheeks, and my nose. You were leaning in and kissing me softly on the lips while I was trying to get the foam in your hair.
One more showed you carrying two cups of tea, looking like a maid with your mothers lacy apron.
I sometimes flick through them for inspiration, I think about if you think abou
The MaskI watch you every morningThe Mask in Free Verse More Like This
As you put on your mask.
You look at me in the mirror, through the mask,
Replying to my concerns with a smile.
You tell me that everything is fine,
That nothing is wrong.
Then tell me why.
I've seen you without that mask on.
You seem tired.
I've heard you without that mask.
You cry. Not laugh, like you do when it's on.
You voice concerns that don't seem to be answered.
My heart goes out to you.
I know what's wrong whether you're wearing that mask or not.
I feel your pain and sorrow.
I cry when you do.
I ask why you can't be happy,
Why you suffer so much.
I just wish I could help more.
I know the problem is something that I can'
IsolationHave I done something wrong?Isolation in Free Verse More Like This
That is the question that keeps pestering me.
Days have gone by,
Not a word exchanged.
Yet I find myself long
For your voice, your face, your love.
The silence is spontaneous.
Whether you're busy, angry, upset, or in pain,
I know not.
I find myself longing
For only a single word.
I can't sleep at night, nor willingly eat.
I force myself to concentrate
On the things I normally enjoy,
And sometimes I find myself idly
My mind wandering through my memories
For a minute, I'm happy, until
I remember the strangling silence that envelopes me.
Moonlight Sonata has become my theme,
The keys of the piano slowly hammering the
I wonder if you had fallen out
As quickly as you'd fallen in.
I wonder if your image of me has
I wonder if you have become annoyed,
As people tend to be.
Wait for the silence to stop.
Wait to hear your voice again.
Wait until I see you again.
I love you.
Since we've met, I've been in lov