DriftwoodDriftwood in Free Verse More Like This
around the dawn
as if begging
for a favor,
so smooth and sharp
worn bare by August -
a mermaid's rib
rubs salt from sand,
the battering lilt of seagulls
against the summer sun.
SleepingHe's dyingSleeping in Free Verse More Like This
was all you said
leaving me to fill
in the blanks beneath
how can blood flow up
and not leave a mark
the frail biology
a tube will do
the breathing for him
his rise and fall
curled fetal in the sheets
the wound will exit
from his chest,
sterile in its waste
and oddly comforting
to us both
Just take his hand
that he's sleeping.
SoundSound in Free Verse More Like This
Something against the sky -
a kestrel wing
drifting godward -
the circle of sound
dents the morning
and turns my ears
second guessing the weight of
and how your breath
measures the morning light.
ShroudShe weaves a dress upon the loom,Shroud in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
her neighbors knowing it's a shroud,
window dressing for a tomb -
she weaves a dress upon the loom.
Forbidden fruit has scarred the womb,
a stranger's face amidst the crowd,
she weaves a dress upon the loom -
her neighbors knowing it's a shroud.
NovemberAutumnNovember in Free Verse More Like This
and full breasted
with the changing winds,
chasing the smoldering gold
from the meadow;
in the slow waltz of leaves,
I feel scarlet
rush the roots of trees
and blaze the hawthorn's
leaving the valley
flushed and thriving,
waiting for November...
RetreatI have abandoned battle, savored peaceRetreat in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
and lost my weapons deep in sacred ground.
I have sought sweet mercy - God's own release
and prayed for his swift justice to abound.
I have walked past the soldiers in the street
and heard their cries run shameless without sound -
the tired, shuffling resonance of feet.
And in the morning's chilled and angry blast,
I recognize the music of retreat
as if I saw the ghosts that knew my past
gathering at the tables for a feast.
Then God allow these thoughts to be my last
for I have hopes my blessings will increase
and the dark symphony of war will cease.
heronheron napping on the lakeheron in Free Verse More Like This
as tourists wield
their oars and cameras
(a perfect catch of wing span
for the family to exclaim about
at Sunday dinner)
its delicate bone dance
drowns out the cerulean
in our ears -
birth of moon and stars
invisible to the ripple
lapping sand and silt -
just the thin scream
of winter fleeing
Girl as Buildingi fell in love with your architectureGirl as Building in Free Verse More Like This
the cross beams of your cartilage
how your tendons knotted over nerves
like girders, holding up your arms
and the supple curve of neck
a room unto itself
the doors and windows of you
and each brick a voice
that resonates my mortar
the simple stairs of your legs
leading me skyward
where shoulders meet like corridors
and I find myself
taking up residence.
Lonely AloneLonely Alone in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Lonely Alone by Fraggle
Im So Lonely Inside
No One To Talk Too, No One But You
Ashamed & Afraid
Damaged By My Own Devises
If I Destroy The Old Me
Would Whats Left Cope?
Letting A History Run Free
Means A Long Life, Just With Me
Just Another Glance
A Second Chance
What I Wouldnt Do
To Be With You.
I Cant Sleep, Im So Tired
So Many Questions
Just One Answer I Seek
I Need One Moments Peace
Life Now Suspended In Time
Waiting For The Sublime
Begging For A Redemption
I Know I Dont Deserve
Just Another Glance
A Second Chance
What I Wouldnt Do
To Be Close To You
The Power Of Realisation
Swelling Behind My Eyes
Sorrow Now Overwhelms Me
Depression Hidden By Lies
My Body Aches From Longing
To Hold You Close Again
Lips Quiver & Hands Tremble
Nothing Will Ever Be The Same
Just Another Glance
A Second Chance
What I Wouldnt Do
For A Lifetime With You
© 2007 FRAGGLE/ ScummyVladDrac
Letting GoSingularLetting Go in Free Verse More Like This
suspended from the skies
in dark photos
Dancing on the beach
She forgets speech
Not even whispers
As each wave
Like a lovers hands
UnattainableUnattainable in Open More Like This
The ambitions of goddesses
Searching for atlas cryptograms
Such struggles in weightlessness
Twisted earth in shallow ponds
Disowned rivers slow their paths
On gnarled timid tormented shores
Distant tunes whispered
Dissipated sadness, flinching
Vibrant lights roused
Upon misunderstood Luna halos
Hearts heaved in healing
With weeping crystal eyes
Plunged against poisonous
Eyelids scouring with abhor
Watching fires stain the snow
I hear scratching through thunder
Roads diverged from bitter jealousy
Like melodies misplaced in chaos
As lips forget to kiss
Creations in far off utopias
Breaking...I feel like breaking downBreaking... in Free Verse More Like This
In galaxies shifted off their axis
eloquent, yet I just don't belong
Exhausted though no one worries
Locking myself in empty room
huddled in corners collecting dust
Music staining the walls with noise
So no one hears you screaming
Can you imagine what it's like
When nothing ever feels right
scared of what my mind could find
covering your eyes to make you blind
So hurt, such suffering and loss
To be left out in the winters dark
no longer a soul within to be found
teetering periphery as I break down
No one there to save you
Not a soul cares, what you do
Do you like what within you see?
Horror festering and consuming in me
Can you imagine what its like?
© 2008 FRAGGLE/ ScummyVladDrac
Only. You.Only. You. in Scripts & Screenplays More Like This
I love you
What other possible words could I say?
With every infinitesimal quintessence of me
I absolutely love you
I cant imagine what on Earth would not prove this
Could you believe me if I told you
I think about you all the time
You only you
I think about you
in my most amazing dreams
you save me
from my most horrible nightmares
When you are with me
across the opposite side of the room
when Im looking at you
I cant stop looking at you
Not for a second
Do you know why?
Out of fear I might let something pass by so small
Yet so indescribably significant
Cant you comprehend how crucially momentous
you are to me?
You are the only one that truly recognises me
For who I really am
You know all your imperfection, my worst sins
Everything I am forever ashamed of everything
But then you look at me and thats all I need
Because your eyes could never lie to me
In my dreams, my most incredible fantasies
Im sitting he
SecretsHer thoughts impede my heart dullSecrets in Free Verse More Like This
Such articulation and beauty
She weeps from her journey
And I hurt like anguish. So completely
I have never been so fragile for another
Vulnerable to her vivacious hallucination
As I try to hide under clean sheets
History once again suddenly repeats
Again, Im alone at the end.
Normal...I was a thunderstorms rainNormal... in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Saturated blood covered lips,
Murmurs and whispers unheard
Teardrops causing a tsunami
Insects drowning in melancholy
Scrupulous and sociopathic
whirlpools in far-off headlights
As rust collects in her eyes
nothing can reside here anymore
Brutality of such honesty
Trespass upon my expectation
tickling upon a diamonds summit
suspended in this perfection
Blanketed by this Luna cycle
rejected by a suns lethargic lies
Lunatics are master in such domains
Never to approach here again
Now Im nothing
All is normal, at this end
© 2008 FRAGGLE/ ScummyVladDrac
Upon A Spilt Second... part 1Once upon a split secondUpon A Spilt Second... part 1 in Free Verse More Like This
Out of a corners sight
I observed you, found you
Locked upon perfection.
Completely. Beyond doubt.
My heart pounded hard
The dull thud of tribal drums
Moving planets. Continents.
Anything to be closer.
Butterflies adorned her whispers
Every breath was a souvenir
Trees bursting into flames
For the passion. Love. Obsession.
It was sweltering that summer
Flesh burning from one another
Scents and senses so heightened
Like wild animals we gorged.
But then the fire spread
Out of control. Unrelenting
We fed on desire and earth
Such extravagates. Pure delight
l i t t l e beingI'm a misplaced little beingl i t t l e being in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
gasping for air upon the sea
With so many other creatures
paying no attention to me
I am crashing into waves
and blocking out the light
This is my little escapade
my misguided little life
Eyes cruel from salty waters
and the moons painful rays
Suddenly I thought you staring
that faultless cerulean gaze
I hope that maybe someday
Somewhere not so far away
I will find another being
That will allow me love again
This life is so very precious
every minute of every day
Grasping onto your memory
You might go away.
DistanceIt's a ridiculous thingDistance in Free Verse More Like This
To look through a window
A window over a distance of miles and miles
It's almost stupid, silly
To hear a voice
A single voice through the static
To see a single person
a single beloved face
Through a lens
It is so strange and reckless
Yet I do love.
The REAL Desperation DancehallHey, there honeyThe REAL Desperation Dancehall in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Let's go out tonight
And we can dance the night away
I really like you
But because we have nothing else to say
Just for a while
That we don't have to run and hide
Because that's not what we feel inside
I don't wanna know
Dance our lives away
From the places
We don't wanna go
We know where to start
Till the world falls down
Pretend the world's not fallin' apart
Lets all go
Go all out right now
Get in a cab
And drive so far
To a place
No one knows us
We can pretend
To not be who we are
We're all alone
And that world might actually care
We're all beautiful
Instead of that we're all not there
Not to find
That we fear
As we dance
It's all right
It's a dancehall
In every nation
But most of all
It's right here
Playing the reality
Let the World Fade AwayLet the World Fade Away in Free Verse More Like This
In a world of turmoil and madness
We have been fighting long enough
Let this be the gentle thing
The sweet thing
The wonderful moment
Of finally being with you
Let worries vanish
When you take my hand
Let your concerns disappear
In your vivid eyes
Let the world fade away
When we're together
Would you let me love you forever?
Let the world fade away
A Dark Dreamers DelightBows, chains, gloves of laceA Dark Dreamers Delight in Free Verse More Like This
Lady-like rebel, you've found your place
It's not as easy as it seems
To dress as someone else's dreams
Fishnets, boots, skulls and hearts
There's no end, once you start
It's not as frightening as they say
Once the nay-sayers go away
A kimono can be ripped just so
And belted with chains swaying to and fro
Smile secretly, cursty and bow
Act shy and strange, you'll learn just how
Or just smirk and walk into shadowy light
Oh Gothic Lolita, a dreamer's delight
HarlequinI'm fake.Harlequin in Free Verse More Like This
Is this really me
Standing here in front of the room?
I feel like I'm in a play
I'm too old to be worried about this
Yet I'm too young
I feel silly
Like a child dressing up
What's wrong with me?
I'm an adult
I should be okay with this
So why do I feel like
I'm an intruder
Like I'm wearing a mask
I'm a harlequin doll
Playing at being an adult
At being real
How do I grow up?
I don't know how
Maybe I already have.
Circumlocution"I am such an idiot."Circumlocution in Short Stories More Like This
Aelita buried her face against her hands, grumbling. "Stupid, stupid-"
"Princess, you okay?"
Aelita looked up, still frowning, and looked over at Yumi, who was sitting across from her at the table. She opened her mouth to reply, then shut it again, and shrugged. How could she talk to Yumi or the others if she couldn't make sense to the one who knew her best? Aelita sighed again, and Yumi raised her eyebrows.
"Something's got your back up. What's wrong?" Her dark eyes flashed. "Did Sissy pull something?"
Aelita shook her head, choking out a humorless laugh. "Ha. I wish." She sighed. "I don't know...Yumi...have ever had the feeling when you're talking to..to..."despite her efforts to hide it, a blush started to creep up her cheeks- "someone you like, do you ever find you can't speak properly?"
Yumi smiled slowly, and nodded. "Maybe. Why?"
Aelita shrugged. "It's all circumlocution."
Yumi blinked at her. "It's...what?"
"Oh sorry." Annoyed at herself, Aelita flipped a
Misconstrue"Did you hear about..."Misconstrue in Short Stories More Like This
"No, really? What?"
"Shut up, that can't be true! What about-"
Voices. Teenage voices, flickered in the classroom. Giggles and gasps. Aelita sighed, rolling her eyes and trying ignore the noise. Gossip was so silly. And half the time they got the story wrong anyway. Engrossed in the book, she didn't noticed that the room had suddenly gone quieter.
"Well...well, well." A hand slapped down on Aelita's book, blocking out the words. Recognizing the neon yellow nails on the hand, Aelita took a deep breathe, counted to ten, then forced a bright smile up at Sissy.
"There's a copy of this book in the library," Aelita said sweetly before the girl in front of her could open her mouth. "If you can read that advanced, of course."
Sissy squeaked with out rage at the insult while giggles erupted again. "You little-"
Just then, the classroom door slammed as the teacher walked in. Sighing mentally in relief, Aelita continued the fake smile at Sissy, who glared at her
Happy BirthdayIt's my birthday.Happy Birthday in Short Stories More Like This
My friend, it's his birthday too. We've always been like that, together. Just us. Always.
I think he's saying the guests are here. He hears footsteps coming up the old stone walk outside. I smile, and nervously comb the wrinkles from my dress. My only party dress. It's old, and black and white. My friend is all in black, in a little suit and tie. He looks handsome, but he'd laugh if I told him that. I wonder if he thinks I look pretty.
I say hello to the girls as they come in, most carrying presents and balloons. I am smiling, I think. I don't remember. Some of the girls ignore me, muttering among themselves. I smile wider, and look back at my friend.
Two of them are sisters, I think, I tell him. He isn't sure who most of them are. Neither am I, actually. I was, but I forgot. Some of the guests are all dressed up, with bows stuck in the back of their heads. I try not to laugh at how silly it looks. It would be rude to laugh at your guests at your own birthday party, a
Whispers of HalloweenThere's whispers of it now.Whispers of Halloween in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
In the air
Close your eyes and listen
There's a cold snap in the wind
A giggle in the trees
A quiver in the leaves
What's to begin.
Joy and fear
Madness and mayhem
Find your masks
Players and actors
Put them on
As the leaves fall
The Story of AnneLong, long ago,The Story of Anne in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
or even today
In a place very close,
or so far away
Lived a girl named Anne
Who from birth was blind
Yet was always so gentle
And always so kind
She smiled at the sun
And beamed at the rain
She loved to help others
heal from their pain
But other girls hated
Anne who was kind
Since she was so pretty
But she didn't mind
These girls were so jealous
They started to whine
So those girls got together
And they started to lie
"Anne, you're so ugly
You're blind as a bat
How can you go on
Living like that?"
Day in and day out
That's what they'd say
Perhaps hoping her happiness
Would fade away
"Anne, you're so stupid
you're so uncool
You should just vanish
and flunk out of school
You'll never be like us
You'll never fit in
Cause you're just so ugly
There's no way you can win"
Then one day Anne sighed
and she turned around
Smiled brightly at the girls
trying to bring her down
"Maybe you're right
If you believe what you see
If I'm blind
Maybe that's me
You can all see
But you don't
The Loudest LaughThe loudest laugh,The Loudest Laugh in Free Verse More Like This
The wettest tears.
The biggest smile,
The greatest sorrow.
What's behind the make-up,
The mask he always wears,
Is a symphony of sadness
That eats him like a bear.
Yet ever so sad.
He acts and reacts,
as if he weren't mad.
Always just fine.
A reason to be glad.
The mask he wears is not his choice,
He'd like to remove it,
And hope they'll hear his voice.
But he knows it would scare them,
Make them think he needed help,
more help than was necessary.
They'd drug him,
Lock him away.
Paint the world with rainbows and waffles.
Or, they'd think him a fake,
Believing that he was lying,
Trying to get attention.
Neither was true.
Does one not have the right to be sad?
So he wears his mask,
Always seeming glad,
No one ever quite knowing,
That they're really making him mad.
No one seeing
That he's in such a bind,
Because "nothing's wrong,
Everything's just fine."
Paperthin HymnI wish I could play you a song:Paperthin Hymn in Free Verse More Like This
Full of passion,
Like the relationship we once had.
I wish I knew what I was doing wrong,
Or perhaps what I was doing right
But wasn't doing enough of;
I would have changed,
And maybe then we might have had a chance.
I wish I could play you a song
That was versatile like we were:
Fast and danceable,
A beat that could make the world move;
Yet smooth and calming,
Resonating with the soothing tune
That relaxed my soul when I was with you.
I wish I could play you a song
That sang our mutual feelings,
But it was never the same for you,
I could never give you enough.
Never really shared anything with you.
You're love as thin as paper
Shouldn't have affected me the way it did,
But it did.
I wish I could play you a song,
With all that and more,
But maybe a song about you,
A song that truly delineates who you are
Would be more appropriate.
I wish I could play you a song,
But all I have is this
The Crime of Knowledge"Knowledge is power," they say.The Crime of Knowledge in Free Verse More Like This
Knowledge is pain:
Knowledge is the agony of knowing something is wrong to the core;
Yet it is still so widely done,
And you are still forced to do it.
Fighting and fighting, yet thrown to your knees
And nothing you say or do can appease
Them, your executioners,
The ones who say they love you,
But only because they want something from you.
Once I had everything, but
Knowledge has left me alone.
How come you are the oneOnce I was alone,How come you are the one in Free Verse More Like This
Now I'm simply surrounded.
I loved once,
It was great.
I wanted to die.
Told myself I wouldn't love again,
That I'd wait for her.
And now I don't know if I should still wait or move on.
One came, then another,
Now my heart's torn between so many.
I tell myself I don't love them
But whenever they're gone, I miss them.
It's not the way you miss a schoolmate
When you leave for summer break,
It's the way you miss an arm after it got cut off,
The way plants miss water in the hot sun.
I know you're not the one,
You can't be,
It wouldn't last between us,
Yet when I hold you,
Why is it I never want to let go?
I keep trying to push you away,
Keep you in the friend-zone,
But I can't help coming closer to you.
Why can't I break away?
FamilyNothing connects us,Family in Free Verse More Like This
Not health nor
They mean nothing.
Only in some technical way of tracing lineage,
But not family.
Some say that no matter what some one does to you,
You should care about them,
Because they're are your family,
But blood means nothing.
A daughter should not take her father out to eat,
When he raped her as a girl.
All those things expected of one to give their blood relatives,
Must be earned;
They cannot be simply given away.
In that same respect,
Just because one isn't a blood relative,
Doesn't mean they can't be family.
Family are the people who truly care about you,
Who love and accept you for who you are,
Who put your needs before their own,
And most of all, who you can trust with anything.
It is through common interests,
That we are brought together,
And that connection,
Is the blood that
Playing the AngelPlaying the Angel:Playing the Angel in Free Verse More Like This
I do everything for you.
Watching my eyes turn red,
My soul turn black.
It's not so easy where I come from;
Doing so much good for you
Has done so much bad for me.
I'm not a saint,
I never pretended to be.
I'm not some mythical force for good,
Some epitome of light;
I am dark.
I am evil.
Yet for you I play the angel;
And the more I drag myself one way for you,
The more I'm sucked back in to where I belong.
Playing the Angel:
Everything I do for you, gone to waste.
Watching my eyes glow red,
My soul fade to black
As it turns to dirt, to smoke, to dust, to shadow, to nothing.
Playing the Angel
Is pain and suffering
(In various tempos).
Always and ForeverYou told me you'd be thereAlways and Forever in Free Verse More Like This
When I needed you.
You told me you'd be there,
When I was alone.
Always and Forever.
Because I'm still lying here,
On the grass left of December,
Always and Forever.
You told me you'd be here
When I needed you.
I need to feel;
I need your touch.
Just touch me once and don't go away,
Hold me tight and don't let go.
Watch me die and stay awhile
Because I've seen you die a thousand times
It's stuck in my mind,
Stuck on rewind,
Always and Forever.
Because leaves are falling.
I'm still here,
I never left.
Just come back,
Just for a moment.
You told me you'd be here,
And that when this world of lies falls apart around me,
You'd be true
Always and Forever.
Because it's raining
And I haven't moved.
The skies are grey and black.
Oceans and rainbows are crashing around me,
But all I can do is reach into nothing
For a touch.
December is here.
It spawned a monster
And now I'm buried in snow.
Buried in what I
Stuck in a day (payphone/yesterday)Yesterday,Stuck in a day (payphone/yesterday) in Free Verse More Like This
Always stuck in yesterday.
You live in today
looking forward to tomorrow,
And I'm stuck with yesterday's plans,
Do you remember the coffee house we hung out at,
The one with the giant PCs that made those funny noises,
Dial-Up kept the world together, for 50 cents an hour.
I'm still trying to dial you with the payphone outside.
It's a Starbucks now, and it has free wi-fi.
Following the plans we made,
Hoping that there's still a bridge left out there,
A way for us to be together again.
It's hard to remember those days,
Remember what we were like;
It was 12 years ago.
But I haven't forgotten,
It's like it just happened:
Stuck in my own time,
Unable to accept that you're not here with me.
It's too late, you said,
too late for us.
But it wasn't.
12 years later you won't even try,
Wasting time and burning bridges.
Now I'm lost, alone, and with nothing left.
counting on you to to come back to me.
I've waited 12 years and I'll wait 12 more,
It's all jus
RedI looked at the sky,Red in Free Verse More Like This
It was painted in red.
I gazed at the sea,
Overflowing with red.
I stared at my hands,
They were dripping red.
I noticed your eyes,
They were long since dead.
TonightTonightTonight in Free Verse More Like This
I want you.
I need you.
Make the pain go away.
Make me forget.
Maybe this way
Maybe the night won't seem as long,
The days as empty.
Devour me with your love
So that I can forget that I love her.
End it tonight.
Sonnet IDark glasses asideSonnet I in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
That you might see my eyes -
At a breakfast of baked sunlight,
Filling and spilling,
As photons in rage;
Aging us one day at a time,
One cell at a time,
Split, one at a time -
Til we're glowing with growing
As stars feeding stars,
Our bones aching with breaking
To keep up with our hearts.
Pulling pairs of pulses dictate
Chemical vehicles, blind interstate,
And you, just as bright
In the dark as the light.
Not passively, as some stars
Who simply twinkle with the menial -
Instead, bursting; beating close,
Smiling easy with eyes closed.
With what tools would I be suited
To extract you?
Stolen, as only human thoughts can steal -
Separate, as we were built to feel -
Some silly certainty that
Our disparateness is real.
But no, not us,
We seem to know better:
Wrapped up in a feeling resembling forever.
So close, as to become unintelligible;
As given as your breath in my lungs.
As trippingly as the love songs being sung,
Ecstatic and free
From the tips of our tongues.
JubilationJanuary 5, 2009Jubilation in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Jubilation is being reunited with a thought-to-be long lost pet.
Triumph is a young gymnast completing their first exhibition perfectly.
Euphoria is a teens first kiss.
Joy is being with good friends.
Gladness is being held close by a loved one.
A Small RockA Small RockA Small Rock in Open More Like This
Along a beach trail two people walk, not together, yet not far away. Part way along the trail one person pauses in their relaxation to examine a small rock. This rock called to him about his favorite season; spring, for the cherry trees bloom only for a short time. He smiles and leaves the rock for another person to see wonders of their own. Another person walks past the rock, their emotions chaotic. They stop after noticing the rock and turn around to pick it up and look at it closely. The rock resonated, magnifying those emotions; theyre no longer roiling, but rather striking back at them. After that barrage brought on by the rock, the second person threw the rock away as hard as they could; so that no one else would have to be attacked by their feelings.
Dear Dear LoveDear Dear LoveDear Dear Love in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Dear dear love, dear dear love,
I held you so close to me as black draws heat,
Never letting go as a magnet holds iron,
Not letting you away.
Had I been you, dear dear love,
Dear dear love, Id have left,
As a rat would slip a trap,
Holding you in captivation.
But I want you here, dear dear love,
Ever with me as the moon is with night,
Acting as my water keeping me alive,
Always with me never to be parted.
Computer's LightJanuary 9, 2009Computer's Light in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
Most people are lost
Bathed in the computers light
Never to get far.
In Charge of the WorldIf I were in charge of the world,In Charge of the World in General Non-Fiction More Like This
Id cancel prejudice because people have days when they wouldnt even want their friends to judge them,
Criticism because when people only say hurtful things they would get the same thing in return,
Racism because we are all humans no matter what our skin color is,
And teasing because most people go past teasing and go to harassment.
If I were in charge of the world,
There would be people helping their peers so everyone can succeed,
People supporting their community without receiving a reward if they do,
A family and home for everyone to go to each day,
And communities that minors have a voice in.
If I were in charge of the world,
You wouldnt have people trying to be someone they arent,
To hide what you truly love when in school,
To go to school knowing that someone will make fun of you,
Or worry that there isnt going to be enough food for your family.
If I were in charge of the world,
There would be people reading for pleas
Alone AgainJanuary 6, 2009Alone Again in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
Here I sit waiting
Sitting in my solitude
Alone yet again.
With MeJanuary 6, 2009With Me in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
As I watch you leave.
I wish you could still be here.
With me, all the time.
AntipathyJanuary 9, 2009Antipathy in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
Planning without thinking
Fighting with antipathy
Looking at the blood.
See the HateJanuary 7, 2009See the Hate in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
See the Hate
Traveling the world
All around we see the hate
Fighting and distrust.
I loved herI loved her.I loved her in Free Verse More Like This
I still love her.
She's one of the best things
that's ever happened to me.
She changed me,
for good or bad,
I have no clue,
but she did.
I love holding her hand
I love just staring at her
I love her laugh
I don't care if people stare.
Being with her is just a great pleasure.
I love her voice
I love her hair
I love her smile
Without her, my life would be bleak
I don't know what I would do.
She means so much to me
I love her.
Over ThereFarther down the beachOver There in Free Verse More Like This
The sand is softer.
It shines in the night
A bright white.
Millions of grains,
Of just sand,
Seeing dark red blood in the middle
Recoiling at the sight.
Somebody died here.
Slowly a tear,
A hot tear falls,
then more and more.
Trying to forget
what has been seen.
Images burnt in the mind.
Wanting memories to vanish.
Not wanting to live any longer.
ViolinPlucking at the stringsViolin in Free Verse More Like This
Running my hands all over
Because they don't need to be open
Thinking of being alone
Playing my best
Just for the hell of it
Swaying back and forth
The sound vibrates in me
They all itch for more
I grab the bow
And start playing
The sounds are beautiful
My eyes still closed
My hands moving on their own
Knowing the right notes
Beautiful in sound
Yet sad, and darkening
FallenThe feather falls down to the ground,Fallen in Free Verse More Like This
when it hits the ground, however,
there is no sound.
He sits on the edge, looking out over to the city, with the sun going down already.
his black wings are ruined,
hot, stinging tears fall down from his light blue eyes,
but it's alright, he's no longer burdened.
He looks up to the darkened skies.
When can he go back?
He already knows that.
But even he can have dreams.
Even if he is damned and he belongs in Hell,
giving up everything, just so she would no longer cry and scream,
was worth more than the universe, and he'd suffer through the spell.
He'd do anything for her,
She's the only reason why he chose to leave.
The love for her so powerfully strong, and sure,
he could've stayed, but then he would've grieved.
Standing up tall, and proud,
wiping away the tears,
he falls back to the ground,
being crushed by all his fears.
My choiceMy head pounds,My choice in Free Verse More Like This
I close my eyes,
Darkness surrounds me,
I have made this choice.
I could easily turn back,
No one said I couldn't.
It's only a matter of putting the knife down.
Put it down and it's all over.
But somehow, something deep down inside me says I should go on.
That I should cut my precious skin, and make it bleed,
Torturing myself to make all the pain go away.
It makes no sense, it never has, but somehow this seems to help.
The pleasure I get from hurting myself is, different, indeed.
It's not like the pleasure you get when being kissed,
Or when you've eaten something sweet,
Or even when you've got a blanket on and the world has seemed to stop.
No, this is a disease.
Something that has gone wrong with me.
I'm not like I use to be.
Don't try to help me, I don't want your pity.
Leave me be,
Ignore me if you must,
walk by me and pretend I'm a ghost,
because, honestly, your just to much for me to handle.
NightmareA light breeze on my skin,Nightmare in Free Verse More Like This
happiness all around.
Tonight I won't drink any gin.
I've been found.
Running in the skies,
holding you close to me,
looking at your beautiful eyes.
I'm filled up with so much glee.
Dark clouds come over,
the lighting snared.
The dream has been altered.
I grip you, because I'm scared.
Rain pouring down,
But we'll drown,
we must avoid the bay.
We're driven to the ocean though,
we keep on running.
In the ocean we go, and it's a deathblow.
The water is so chilling.
The DevilI stand in cold, shocking water tonight.The Devil in Free Verse More Like This
My black hair long, wavering in the wind.
Here, alone in darkness, where there is no light.
In this loneliness, the devil has grinned.
Sadness pierces my soul, what have I done?
Tonight I have made my sin loving him.
The devil whispers in my ear, "Have fun."
My heart breaks, tears filled up to the brim.
I thrash about, distancing myself from the Devil.
Though, he takes me back into his embrace.
He grins wickedly, being a revel.
He turns me around, and I see his face.
His eyes a pitch black, and his breath vile.
The bodies behind him rise in a pile
The SuccubusNoises all around,The Succubus in Free Verse More Like This
Billions of people talking,
But it only sounds like paint brushes against a canvas.
Everybody pushes around,
Rushing so they can get what they want,
Don't they care about others?
She stands in the middle of it all.
Listening to people,
Just taking it without complaining.
Her eyes of deep silver stare at the ground,
Her soft, full lips stay closed,
Her hands slowly clench and unclench.
She can't resist it anymore,
The temptation is so strong,
She'll break the chains she had created,
Tear down the barriers,
Anything to get her hands on them.
Her head snaps up
She bares her teeth,
Low growls come from her throat,
Everybody stops and stares,
And she smiles.
"Am I interrupting you?"
SickWhat's wrong with me?Sick in Free Verse More Like This
Why must I cut and bleed?
my mind has been poisoned
It doesn't know what to do.
Why do I hate myself?
Why am I fat?
Is my body really that bad.
Must be, 'cause it's not like yours.
Why must I be unique?
Why can't I just blend in,
why not just be normal?
It would be a lot nicer.
Why must I be sick?
Just because I don't believe the same thing.
Because I take a knife to my skin.
Because I don't act like you.
Epiphany No. 289If I had known you before my heart had been broken once.Epiphany No. 289 in Free Verse More Like This
I would not have been the girl who you liked enough to say hello to.
If I had known you before my heart had been broken twice.
I would not have been the girl who understood your beautiful sad eyes.
If I had known you before my heart had broken thrice.
I would not have been the girl who felt your music in her sore heart.
If I had known you before my soul was ripped from me.
I would not have been the girl who appreciates you the way I do.
If I hadn't been damaged,
You would never have wanted to know me.
They say the universe works in mysterious ways.
And you, you are my mysterious way.
Never AgainThe rain boy had sworn that he would never again smile. His eyes always soaked the oceans with tears from his past and his heart was always dark and locked to anyone who could try and help him. His world had become so bleak and dark, that he stood in rooms of people that were a blur past him and a guitar that just no longer played.Never Again in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
So when the sunshine girl met the rain boy, for a second, the world stood still. In that tiny little balcony, where there was only space for two, the sunshine girl asked the rain boy, "When was the last time you smiled?"
The rain boy was startled for a second at someone talking to him, but he answered anyway, "I think it was ten years ago."
"Is that because someone broke your heart?"
"It is because more than one person broke my heart."
"Oh." She paused for a moment, but looked up again, her eyes dancing like star like diamonds "Well, just because someone broke your heart, it doesn't mean that they should become the hero of your story."
RivalryHis name is Jack. I know that usually, I don't disclose much to you. But Jack is someone I need to tell you about. I have known Jack my whole life. He's been a best friend to me when the concept of best friends was nothing but some candy, and who led the gang in the playground. Commitment was a pair of bicycles thrown on the lawn and a race to the spiced lemonade his mother made so well. When we were young, we knew we were going to conquer the world. The battle was always, who would conquer it first?Rivalry in Emotional More Like This
Jack's father was an alcoholic. I will never forget that rainy afternoon when I opened the door to find him standing there, rain soaked tears streaming down his face and a red, harsh welt across his cheek. We stood there for what seemed like hours. We didn't speak at all that day. And after that, he was a different person. You see, Jack never had any siblings. I was his last remnant of childhood, his rival playground leader and yes, maybe even his best friend.
It was just his mother and hi
Inside Out"I think I wear my soul inside out."Inside Out in Emotional More Like This
"My soul. It's inside out."
"That's a strange thing to say."
"I have all the symptoms though."
"And what are the symptoms of this disea-"
"It's not a disease."
"All right. What are the symptoms, then?"
"I care too much about all the wrong things, I worry about odd things, my heart breaks too easily and my brain feels a little too asymmetrical to the things that are supposed to be fun."
"You know parties and alcohol and normal things. Like that."
"Nothing. What do you care too much about?"
"Everything. Global warming. The whales. Aliens. Israel. Sarajevo. The Ozone-"
"I get it. Everything that counts and you can do nothing about by yourself."
"You sound cynical."
"You sound paranoid."
"It's just honest. What worries you?"
"The fact that you are too self involved to notice."
"If I disappear."
"You idiot. Ofcourse I will notice if you disappear. I'd not
Opportunities"Please teach me." She asked him softly.Opportunities in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
"Teach you what?" He looked out of the window, shattered glass at his feet. Her face was looking down as she sat on her knees, studying a thousand of his reflections in the mirror like shards below. He seemed a little impatient. She didn't flinch at the annoyance in his voice.
Her eyes, the eyes of a moon nymph drowning, looking into his, the eyes of the sea god who was drowning her. "Teach me about life."
"What is life?" His voice broke slightly, and before it could be seen, he was looking out of his window again. "It is nothing but broken words, stolen from the lips of lovers that had been doomed a long time ago. It is a thousand poniards wedged in the heart of a man who cannot die. It is the black tar on the soul of a woman who cannot breathe." He laughed bitterly, "Life is nothing but an opportunist. It drains your soul. And all it ever offers us in return, are opportunities of sadness and hardship."
"It also gives us a time to be happy and
Complicated"You know, personally speaking, I don't think you're really unwell at all."Complicated in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
"I'm sorry, are you the one who is sick or am I?"
"There is nothing wrong with you."
"Can you say that again?"
"I said, you aren't sick!"
"Whatever. The receptionist is calling me in, anyway."
"You're a hypochondriac."
"What?! Listen you-"
"Look, just go inside. I'm sure the doctor will say the same thing."
"So. What did the doctor say?"
"That it's complicated."
"Yeah. They need to run more tests and figure it out."
"You sound skeptical."
"You told him that you only get 'sick' in history class."
"And about how your heart races and your hands shake."
"And about how you can't sleep at night and you can't concentrate."
"Yes, yes, all of that, I told him everything I told you."
"Did you also happen to mention the boy who sits in front of you in that class?"
"What's that got to do with it?"
"Tell me something. Have you noticed