Can You Hear Me?Muse, bless me, let me spin my tale.
A story of death and destruction.
Will you believe me?
A story of infidelity and war.
A story of blood and rape.
Can you hear my cries?
A story of murder and trickery.
I am calling out to you.
A story of Helen of Sparta.
The day she arrived at my home I knew.
I saw the blood, dripping from her dainty hands.
I saw the fangs hidden behind shining teeth.
Her beauty does not act as a mask. Her beauty does not act as a veil.
Taken from her home, does she despair?
Or perhaps celebrate?
Am I insane?
Infidelity becomes bigotry.
Does it matter?
A second husband, a second life.
I see the blood splattered on her pale wedding dress.
My father smiles, he welcomes her.
He does not heed my warning. He does not heed my dreams.
Will they listen to me?
Or mock my existence?
Am I insane?
I see the camps, the war camps.
Our city is safe, they say.
They send our youth.
Sent to slaughter other youth, and be slaughtered in return.
The city is safe with our impe
Il tempoIl tempo, ma chi l'ha inventato il tempo?Il tempo in Philosophical More Like This
Il tempo scorre, ma è sempre lì, ma che tempo è questo tempo?
È tempo di sbrigarsi o è tempo di aspettare, ma quanto tempo?
Pensate che bello se non ci fosse il tempo, non staremmo ad aspettare tutto il tempo!
Non ci sarebbe mai tempo sprecato e a nessuno verrebbe in mente di dirti:
il tuo tempo è finito!
Tempo brutto, tempo bello, tempo per fare questo o quello.
Ma che tempo è questo tempo e se durasse tutto il tempo?
Io non tengo più al tempo e neanche lui tiene più a me.
Lo avevo già notato da tempo, che lui non aveva mai tempo per me.
Meglio vivere senza tempo, quando il tempo tuo non è
perché se al tempo tu dai tempo non ne rimane più per te.
Quante volte guardando il tempo, inconsciamente hai detto: non ho tempo!
Ma non sapevi che in quel momento era lui che non ne aveva per te.
Si dice che il tempo è come una ruota che gira, ma io dico:
niente di più sbaglia
Vieni a cercarmiOrmai da qualche tempoVieni a cercarmi in Free Verse More Like This
ho preso le distanze
da quasi tutto quello
che può definirsi unicamente
ritirandomi al di sopra delle nuvole,
là, ancora più in là
di dove nasce l'arcobaleno.
se quello di cui tu hai bisogno
è ben lontano dall'essere
come un sogno.
se il tuo io
si trova ancora racchiuso
dentro un corpo.
se le tue mani hanno ancora bisogno
di stringere qualcuno a se.
se i tuoi occhi hanno ancora brama
di ammirare la bellezza vana.
se il tuo cuore
ha ancora bisogno del carnale amore.
Io sono anima,
impalpabile ed incorporale.
Io sono spirito,
puoi sentirmi, ma
non mi puoi toccare.
Io sono etereo sogno,
un'idea un pensiero una luce e
se ascolti in silenzio il tuo cuore,
potrai sentire anche la mia voce.
Vieni a cercarmi,
se vuoi vivere unicamente
come in un sogno.
Vieni a cercarmi,
se vuoi nutrirti
di solo pensiero.
Vieni a cercarmi,
quando nel silenzio
sentirai la mia
Quello che veramente contaQuanto conta veramenteQuello che veramente conta in Free Verse More Like This
quel che conta per la gente?
Conta perché è
Il fatto è
che quel che conta,
la sua impronta e
quel che conta
si può contar
di una mano.
chi ha dato conto,
non ce lo ha dato
mai per scontato,
vuol dire che
per quel qualcuno
noi si è
Ma cosa conta
da tenerne conto
E quanto conta
per chi ci conta
su chi si è contato?
Forse non conta
eppure ha contato, ma
tenerne ancor conto
magari è sbagliato.
Quel che conta veramente, è
contare per la gente o è
contare per se stesso?
Me lo chiedo io
pur tenendo anche
che non si è da soli
al mondo e
se per caso
non hai bisogno
di confronti e
contento di te stesso
se chi su di te conta
ed anche spesso.
A te mia ItaliaA te mia Italia in Free Verse More Like This
A te mia Italia,
terra che mi ha generato.
Sei tu tra le più belle al mondo
a lasciare chi ti guarda,
che io vedo il Tricolore,
sento forte come un fremito
nel cuore e
nei miei occhi un luccichio
che nel guardarti
pure le stelle.
terra da molti
C'è chi ne parla male e
l'ha sempre amata.
Scrolla i tuoi colli
dai parassiti molesti,
per ridare la gloria
anche agli altri tuoi figli
quelli veri e onesti.
Spirito liberoSpirito libero in Free Verse More Like This
Niente può trattenermi o
seguirmi nel mio volo,
io sono spirito libero e
il mio destino, è
di essere solo.
Non c'è mano
che possa sfiorarmi o
che possa allacciarmi catene,
io sono spirito libero e
l'immenso mi appartiene.
Sono spirito che vola lontano,
oltre i confini
del mondo terreno,
mi puoi vedere
se il tuo cuore è sincero,
Io, come il ventoIo, come il vento,Io, come il vento in Free Verse More Like This
ti porterò il profumo e la freschezza
dei fiori di primavera.
Io, come il vento,
arriverò a te come leggera brezza
in una calda giornata di Luglio.
Io, come il vento,
m'intrufolerò tra le onde dei tuoi capelli e
dolcemente accarezzerò i tuoi pensieri,
li farò volare in alto
come se avessero le ali e
con un soffio spazzerò via
quelli che ti tolgono l'allegria.
Io, come il vento,
non avrò pace e scatenerò tutte le mie forze
per spazzare via tutti gli ostacoli
che si pongono davanti al tuo cammino.
Io, come il vento,
ti sarò accanto,
soffierò sulle vele del tuo veliero,
accompagnandoti nel viaggio
che avrai intrapreso
per andare alla scoperta del mondo.
Io, come il vento,
smuoverò le dune nel deserto
ti guiderò verso un'oasi di salvezza
dove potrai dissetarti
in una sorgente d'acqua pura.
Io, come il vento,
quando un giorno ti stancherai di me,
me ne andrò via così come son
Come una piccola nuvola biancaCome una piccola nuvola bianca in Free Verse More Like This
Come una piccola nuvola bianca
Nel mio grigio cielo
che conosceva solo la tempesta,
sei apparsa tu
come una piccola nuvola bianca.
Dopo di te un raggio di sole
si è fatto spazio
ed ha raggiunto il mio cuore
che era ormai freddo,
La mia mente non aveva più ricordo
di quanto un fiore
potesse essere profumato,
di come siano delicate
le ali di una farfalla,
di quanta emozione può darti
negli occhi di una donna.
Sono qui davanti a te,
disarmato dalla tua presenza.
Sento il mio cuore
un'altra volta battere e
penso che per un tuo bacio
potrei affrontare il mondo.
Sono qui e col pensiero ancora incredulo
Sei tu la mia salvezza?
Sei tu il mio riscatto?
Sei tu il desiderio
che non ricordavo più di avere?
Ormai non ho più scampo
non posso più
opporre resistenza e
come nella candida fragranza
di una piccola nuvola bianca.
La vera verita`La vera verita` in Free Verse More Like This
Non è vero che di notte
regna il buio
io posso vedere chiara
la tua luce,
non è vero che nel cosmo
regna il silenzio
io posso sentire la tua voce.
Quello che da te ora mi distanzia è
la materia, ma
la mia anima trova in te
la sua dimora,
la tua esistenza
per me è cosa certa è
confido io in te
che non mi lasci mai
E si avvicina quel tempo e so
che il giorno tuo verrà,
in cui per tutti,
la vera verità.
Come dirti che ti amoSarebbe più facileCome dirti che ti amo in Free Verse More Like This
che ti amo e
invece non lo faccio e
resto a tormentarmi
Gridare il tuo nome,
correre da te,
per ore e ore e
invece resto qui a
tormentarmi solo il cuore.
Vorrei dirti quanto è forte,
quello che per te ora io sento e
lascio che rimanga chiuso in me,
come un puro sentimento.
Perché non vorrei
che possa rompersi
quel dolce e delicato incanto
che io sento circondarmi,
anche se è solo con il pensiero
mi sei accanto.
Dire ti amo sembra facile,
due leggere parole, ma
non puoi dirle,
sono come un peso
che si porta
dentro il cuore.
Sky to FreedomIs it possible to keep to the sky?Sky to Freedom in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
You know, there is little to gain
In those dreams that make you fly.
So what's the point in your refrain
From simply watching the ways
Of the emerald, swaying trees
Or the rivers that flow for days?
Ah, you want to be free
Even though it comes with a price.
You want to spread black feathers
Only to let the white ones entice
Your chained soul altogether.
You're sure this is your choice?
I mean, we've been forever
Controlled by that voice!
Though our only endeavor
Was to be out of that cave.
With a single wish for freedom,
And yet, we are no longer slaves
To the place we came from.
Even though you are no longer caged
The call of the growing sky
Keeps us forever engaged
Though we may try to rise and fly.
RapunzelRapunzel, RapunzelRapunzel in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Your golden braid
So I may have
A fortune made
And very clear
Just may hear
In the light
It'll be tonight
Be too afraid
So I may have
A fortune made
AdrianHe holds his treasure in a damask caveAdrian in Free Verse More Like This
Behind a silver and hardened lock
That has troubled the minds of many thieves
As they cannot help but wonder
As to what lies beyond those black curtains
Shielding the treasure from the scalding sun
He has always preferred a deep violet to black
It reminds him of the haughty monarchs
That invade his everlasting peace
But what do they measure to him
The rich one
The dark one
The unfortunately immortal one
He always wonders who he is behind his darkened mask
He knows he is not death
As his treasure holds more than measly souls
But he is not life nor will he be
As it can be told by his realm
That lies under the depths of Earth
He sometimes visits the world
That excited his meager and forgotten past
With stories of heroes and creatures
And enlightening tales of adventures
That differed from the dull and stuffy spirits
Who still hide behind their feathered wings
He would trade his title and his power
To understand himself
And his bountiful t
HolesEach little lie, or hidden ambitionHoles in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Hides in a hole, as is tradition
Riddled with dreams, and fearful obsessions
That once were loved, in someone's possession
All the broad smiles, each a facade
With monstrous trinkets: knit, torn, and odd
Still broken treasures can easily lie
To thoughts so forced they can't seem to cry
Though cloudy with tears, and false memories
Keeping a hope that fades to the breeze
As such locks can try, but still cannot
Forget what was already hastily forgot
By those that are troubled by labourous pasts
As thinkers attempt to help them at last
Claiming their tales and lies to be so
But what do imaginary people know?
AztecUp the stepsAztec in Free Verse More Like This
All to a forgotten heaven
From homes across the sea
As they hold him,
Bind him to a fate
An inescapable temptation
With twisting serpents
And forbidden fruit
Just beyond his reach
Similar to the ones told to him
From his childhood years
But they promised
Unusable to him now
As he feels the knife
Tearing and pulling
At his black heart
Now free from his chest
And free from all the conflict
To be given as blood
For the rising sun
And he tumbles
Without his rising spirit
Lost from his body
And the blood it carried
Goes falling down
SovereignThe sovereign that reignsSovereign in Free Verse More Like This
Over the grey sky
Keeping close to faith
As fear draws to mind
AliceShe is bound by padded silk chainsAlice in Free Verse More Like This
Along a cold white wall with no windows
But it has a simple door just small enough
For ideas to be taken and hidden far away
Beyond the failing distance her mind can see from
But she is still forced to hold eternally close
To the words she spouted carelessly in her past
That whispered and shouted of clouds and birds
That loyally took new shapes for her
As a fortune most simply cannot see
Nor will they ever attempt to glimpse
Still he promised to forever love her
And follow her wisps no matter where they float to
With her mentalities cracked and all
As he jumps first into pitfalls and secrets
That were never his to begin with
If only to catch her as she unwillingly falls
But she could never return the favor
Oh she could not even lie to do the same for him
Though her thoughts may protest otherwise
About the love he always continued to bestow upon her
Due to all the harsh might she gave
To remember a dull smile like his could be
Without those dreaded fee
Continuing StoriesA word is worth a thousand thoughtsContinuing Stories in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Once bound together to be caught
Inspiring minds forever now
With revolutions begin how
Because of books and pretty tales
Still to be reality's bail
The human mind cannot be stilled
Unless the thought for now be chilled
And yet we must owe all our thanks
To words that make our figure's rank
For literature keeps no theme
As it forever holds our dreams
So be for now our thrilling words
But stay free as those mocking birds
And as those stories do go on
It always beings thereupon...
Unpredictable StormsStorms have never been ones for pleasantriesUnpredictable Storms in Free Verse More Like This
As flighty spirits with unstable desires
That simply wish to bring destruction
To all those that cross their enraged path
With all crossroads leading to an uncertain fate
Because storms have always been
In ways that a mortal cannot comprehend
As their urges are insignificant
But still mirror those of the storms
As they are shaped in a lost image
Once taken to by the ancient summer's day
To shield their pastel figures from the darkness
Cast by sullen clouds over ruined fates
That were beyond the reach of restless fae
MedusaI surrenderMedusa in Free Verse More Like This
My noble lady.
For whom my love
Served my time.
Now may I go
Let me leave
Of long lost
Of silver stone.
And a soul,
A forgotten soul
To be shattered.
Under you glance,
That shined upon
His lustful desires.
They are frozen.
Like the time
That blockades myself
And my sisters.
And they are still
Like those trapped
In my stone.
But where am I?
When will I leave?
Lady and sovereign.
From this everlasting
Cast by death.
And may I return
There is no place for me.There is no place for my ideals or me,There is no place for me. in Concrete Poetry More Like This
There is no place for justice or mercy.
There is no place for true love anymore,
It's a sad truth, it saddens me at the core.
There is no place for me in this world,
Where the cries of the needy must go unheard.
I'm cast out for my ideals, my gentleman's code,
Well, I was born like this, a man in hero mode.
There is no place for a hero in this world,
The knight in shining armour must go unheard.
There is no such thing as a Fairy Tale,
I am not Prince Charming, just another sail.
On a boat afloat on a sea of sadness,
The winds of mourning passing through me.
There is nowhere in this world for me...
There is nowhere in this world for gallantry.
ContradictionsThese things seem to rule my life,Contradictions in Concrete Poetry More Like This
Some people hate me and cause me strife,
Others think me a hero, ready to sacrifice myself.
Many think me noble, but you can decide that yourself.
Contradictions, they rule my life, "Why did she break up with you?"
A complete and utter list of contradictions, all of which I tell you,
"Does she love you?" I answer she says so, and I love her too.
A contradiction follows, "But then why did she break-up with you?"
That's the mystery, the greatest contradiction of all, to all of you,
But no, I leave out one thing, the thing that kills me inside too.
"I'm just... I'm not happy." What she said, word for word,
And I cry now, because what she said did not go unheard.
Finding... Myself?Say goodbye to that man you know,Finding... Myself? in Concrete Poetry More Like This
The one who was only there to make amends.
Say goodbye to the old me, as I go,
Because I suppose this is the way he ends.
Say goodbye to the cynical me,
The man who kept everything to himself,
Let him rest in peace, and welcome me.
For I am here still, and I am... Myself?
Say goodbye to the Cynicist,
Say goodbye to the anger and the hate,
Say hello to the Optimist.
Say hello to who you'll learn to hate.
Because that's just it, it's easily done.
I flick a switch, and I'm the old me,
I guess he was never really gone.
Say Hello to the Optimist.
For the writer of this piece is dead.
Why I never shut up.Knowledge speaks but wisdom listens and ignorance is bliss.Why I never shut up. in Free Verse More Like This
It is this combination of quotes that explain my life.
Why I never shut up, I know too much, I don't even know how or why,
Sometimes I ramble on about something I've only just started to form.
I'm only just about to start grasping the concept, yet all I say is true,
I don't know how my mind works, but I know it can vex you.
I never shut up, because I just know so much,
I always have to be right, purely because I am right.
I have and had some weird hobbies, learning things people don't,
I have to say it's quite fun, knowing what others don't.
But you see, ignorance is bliss, and as I know more and more, I become more cynical.
I used to be a Christian, you know, devoutly religious.
Inside every cynical person, there is, however broken and damned, an idealist.
I was an idealist of religion, then I managed to work out the universe itself,
And you know what came with that knowledge? Heart breaking reality.
There is no God,
Money can't buy happiness."Money can't buy happiness"Money can't buy happiness. in Free Verse More Like This
This is the old tale we all know so well,
The proof lies here in the tale I am about to tell.
There was once a beautiful, smart and rich woman,
She was powerful and seemingly had everything.
Yet, although she had all this, she was miserable,
It's a sad truth, but then again, it's a sad tale.
She lost someone, it hurt her badly, it made her sad,
She'll be fine, but it hurts... She could be going mad.
But no, it was normal to hurt after such a loss,
There was a man to look after her, whatever the cost.
She was a proud, beautiful, smart and rich woman,
She was powerful and seemingly had everything.
But on the inside, her heart was hurting,
The reason why this tale is so saddening.
She was rich, she was powerful, she had everything,
Yet she was about to break, just like anyone or anything.
Statue In The RainI'm not dead because I'm still breathing,Statue In The Rain in Free Verse More Like This
I'm not dead because I'm finally living.
I'm still here because you always need me,
I won't leave you if you don't leave me.
I'm still here, right where you left me,
The statue in the rain, ready to give you glee.
When you feel sad, you know where to go,
I'm not dead, I'm here for you and I hope you know.
That I'm still here, and always will be for you,
That I'll remain as long as I know you want me to.
That the statue in the rain will always be waiting for you,
Because Jennifer, I love you.
Denial.I know I'm in denial,Denial. in Concrete Poetry More Like This
Saying I don't love her.
But I still say it all the while,
Because I have been hurt.
I know I should stop this,
I know I should just face it.
But I can't face up to this,
I can only run away from it.
I know that I still love her,
I would take her back in a heartbeat,
But as I can't have her,
I lie to myself, looking down at my feet.
I know that I still love her,
But Denial is my only friend.
Everything in life.I need to hurt myself... No, you don't.Everything in life. in Concrete Poetry More Like This
I did this... I need to hurt myself for it.
It won't go away if you do, you know it won't.
But everything in life has its consequence...
Maybe if I hurt myself, then I won't have to feel them,
Maybe it'll be consequence enough, if I'm hurt then.
Maybe she won't dump me for what I did too,
Maybe it'll be consequence enough for what I did to you.
I don't get why you're worried though...
But I dream the future, read my poetry, sometimes, I do.
And a few nights I felt a crossover, a nightmare come true,
And now I know that it has happened, because of what I did to you.
So now, I need to hurt myself, to give me a consequence,
So now, I need to fade away, and never be spoken of since.
And now, I want to hurt myself, to save myself more pain,
But all things come to an end, and it's always the same.
Think again.If you think death can't be beaten, you're not trying hard enough,Think again. in Free Verse More Like This
If you think nothing is eternal, then you've never felt true love.
If you want me to help you, and I tell you to help yourself,
You would think me rude, but some things I just can't tell you myself.
You live and you learn, and you have to live these things,
Empiricism is the only way to know how a nightingale sings.
You must know it for yourself, some things cannot be taught,
When you learn, you must adapt and change what you once thought.
My friend, it is not that I want to keep the knowledge to myself,
It is that I cannot tell you, for some things you must learn yourself.
I cannot tell you what beauty is, for it is everchanging for all of us,
I cannot tell you what is bad or good, for the knowledge is within us.
If I could tell you, I gladly would, if I could put these concepts into words,
But I cannot, so you must live and learn, no matter how much it hurts.
So now it is time,
Regaining.I'm regaining my positive outlook, I really am,Regaining. in Free Verse More Like This
It might seem strange at first, but it is who I am.
"Everything will get better if you smile", I believe this now,
I used to scoff at this, but I can smile now, I think they can.
You know what came with this? Bravery.
Bravery to not be shackled by my own rules,
Bravery to speak to her, to break a promise I made,
Bravery to see that sometimes, rules are wrong.
I made some long ago, and stood by them,
My values, my bible, my everything, I kept them intact.
But that was wrong, because it was the start of my pessimism,
Maybe what I did sometimes was wrong, but I had my optimism.
And now, things will get better if you smile, if you take a step,
I believe this, I cast my promises away, that's my first large step.
I was brave enough to talk to her, and I am hopeful of the outcome,
It's only optimism, but I ask you, when has smiling ever hurt anyone?
WordsI'll admit that I'm a fuck up, won't lieWords in Free Verse More Like This
So don't tell me, shut the fuck up and time to die
I'm getting meaner yet I hide it oh so carefully
I'm turning greener from the monster living inside of me
I might just snap and attack so stay away from me
I might just crack and grab a ax and play a game with glee
Just turn your backs, this shits to wack can't contain me
Soul's going black, Didn't expect that? this is what they made me
Should I shut my mouth and go back in time and try to change me
But I know in the end it wouldn't change anything
Maybe I should sell my soul to the devil like it should be
Such a nice, caring girl wouldn't hurt no body or would she?
I could be the biggest monster under your bed
or just as bad as the voices living in my head
I need to find a way to exist
from one day to the next
without wanting to grab them by their necks
Kill them for being like all the rest
Or maybe just maybe I should run away
Keep doing the same shit I do everyday
Hope that it'll just go away
GravesIf everybody died, I don't think I'd careGraves in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
You can't miss somebody who never was even there
They say I need help, they can fuck themselves
Heaven isn't worth it, I'mma rock it in hell
Your blood, it spills, It makes me laugh
Your love, it kills, now your head is cracked in half
These voices i hear, they scream in my head
And I'm starting to think, I like everybody better when they're dead!
I don't wanna sleep, turning the safety of the gun off and on.
I can't help it anymore, I just wanna fucking kill everyone
I'm tired as fuck but I don't wanna sleep
because they're waiting for me, deep in my dreams
covered in blood, created by screams
and tears that stream under the moon's gleam
Played out with a wicked theme.
Oh my fucking god, what the fuck is wrong with me?
I even tore out my own eyes
but the image is still burned in my fucking memory!
whenever somebody talks, I think they're trying to drill me
I'm paranoid as fuck, and I keep thinking every body wants to kill me
The doctor said it
LovelessWhen I was me I used to be full of loveLoveless in Free Verse More Like This
but now I see the sky falling from above
My eyes bleed, crimson, full of blood
I can't run away this has become my drug
I'm becoming a monster without control
A demon, just looking for a neck to grab hold
While I stand here watching everything unfold
Lips sowed shut, so my story goes untold
I'm losing my sanity, hear me call
Losing my humanity, I lost it all
Somebody should have ended me, but I stand tall
So many enemies, just waiting for me to fall
somebody listen cause I'm stuck in this place
So much I'm missing trapped in this cage
I look in the mirror and don't know my face
I've become a disgrace to the human race
If you care you should walk away
I'm not there, I can't promise to stay
I don't mean to scare, I'm just fucked up everyday
Worse part is It'll never go away
HappyI feel my heart beatingHappy in Free Verse More Like This
I feel my lungs breathing
I feel my eyes seeing
I return to human being
You woke my from my nightmare
gave me beautiful air
You cause me to stare
because I've never seen anything like you anywhere
You're funny and strong beyond belief
You're beautiful when you sleep
I give you my soul to keep
I've fallen so so steep
You're amazing in every way
I could talk to you all day
I want you to be happy and that way to stay
No matter what price I pay
Weakbroken mind, I need helpWeak in Free Verse More Like This
I can't seem to find or fix myself
Lost in time, such a ugly place
With each line, I'm losing my face
starting over new, because I have to
Change myself yet not be like you
But I'm empty within, only so much one can take
Trapped under my skin, I told myself not to break
And if I do, pick up the bits
Smile and pretend
Like I don't give a shit
Who are you but who am I?
Words sound true but They're a lie
Happines so new but then it dies
I don't know what do, so I look inside
Inside I find hollow, no surprise
Don't want to face tomorrow, so I hide
deep in the darkness, where I find something more
Don't know what started this, but theres blood on the floor
What looked to be nothing turned into a freak
A monster inside, pretending to be weak
I'm FineSometimes I want to cut myself open and look withinI'm Fine in Free Verse More Like This
see who I am and who I've been
I have lived my whole life in such sin
and I never really ever fit in.
Does my heart still beat?
Is there really a hell under my feet?
Will I end up there when I'm six feet deep?
Is there any sanity left in me to keep?
I should breathe but its getting hard
sometimes I wish I didn't have a heart
Because its always been fucked up from the start
and I'm starting to want to rip people apart.
Am I losing my mind?
Am I going blind?
Am I stuck in a time
that was never mine?
I'm cold and cursed
I kinda wanna end up in a hearse
I went to the doctor, ended up killing the nurse
Now all the voices are whispering "redrum" in reverse.
I'm shaking like I'm some kind of addict
My brain is becoming more and more tragic
Murder is starting to prey on my head
and I'm starting to wonder if I'm actually dead
I'm cold, I'm hot, I really don't know
I'm getting old, make it stop, I don't want my true self to show
Holy fucking sh
The Bloody QuestionI'm like a axeThe Bloody Question in Free Verse More Like This
I'll split your brain in half
always having to have the last laugh
Silently demented to be exact.
My brain is quite insane
Still remains the same far from plain
Drowning in shame and blame
that comes back to pain
whenever I take a trip down memory lane.
I speak in rhymes to buy myself time
writing twisted lines to try and bind
The minds of those who did me wrong
acting kind but you don't know my song.
Why try to die if you're dead inside
Why lie, I wish I was high, then I wouldn't feel like I died
I cry too much, I must be weak
Brain fries, So I've become a freak
My heart's become cold, I think Its frozen over
Fallen apart, growing old, left out to exposure
Secretly dark, soul's been sold, But I think I'm getting closer
closer to death, closer to killing them all
Taking their last breath, watching as they fall
Because I may seem sweet, but I have a dark side
hidden deep, where evil hides
I'm dangerous, but you don't know that, do you?
In fact, no one has any idea what I
'How do you sleep at night?'How do I sleep at night'How do you sleep at night?' in Free Verse More Like This
being the way I am?
Living my life drinking blood,
lying and living in sin.
I'm a cursed child,
that I know.
Black eyes, sharpen teeth by the light of the moon.
I'll never let that side of me show.
How do I live with myself
knowing I'm a monster?
Knowing I'm just a fucking freak
and won't ever be anything more...
How do I stand it?
Always being alone.
Pushing away family and friends
in some way to atone.
How do I sleep at night
when my hands and teeth are stained with red?
When I've given up trying to commit suicide
because I'm pretty much already dead.
I can't say that I've hurt anyone seriously
but I can't promise that I won't.
How do I sleep at night being what I am?
Humanity Slipping Through My FingersI cut open my heart to see whats insideHumanity Slipping Through My Fingers in Free Verse More Like This
only to find that it froze and died
and all that remains is nothing at all
tripping out, and seeing blood on the wall
these voices that call wanna eat my soul
with their claws having me in such a strong hold
I'm a walking freakshow, the demon's favorite psycho
the most fucked up creature you'll ever know
they told me "Find a heart"
so I ripped them apart
I've been hated from the start
Living in the dark.
Sour-faced and narrowed eyes
fallen from grace, am I even alive?
I wear a mask well
so no one can tell
but deep down I know
this sickness will send me to hell
Its not like I care, I see it everyday
and every fucking night, the demons come out to play
They won't go away, so its best you don't stay
trust me, trust me
You're much safer that way.
I really need some help
I'm afraid of myself
everyone keeps telling me
I'm going to hell.
The blood on my hands won't wash clean
and my mind replays the soundtrack of bloody screams.
Can't look in the mirror
SecretsI see demons everywhere I lookSecrets in Free Verse More Like This
I can read people like a open book
I see within people and wanna hang them on a hook
I still hate myself for everything I took
I still remind myself of days long ago
I have a lot of rage but I never let it show
I have a monster in me but a lot of self control
I have a lot that you'll never know
And I'm always watching my back
Theres a big organ inside me thats turned black
I look at the world through paranoid eyes
I pretend to be nice but its all lies
I trust few people if any at all
I fantasize about watching people fall
About killing to get the feeling to fade
about taking those who made me that way
I have dreams about murdering the man who took my mind
stabbing out both his eyes until he's blind
a stranger with a dark face
making me feel like a disgrace
If I saw him again, I'd show him I'm different now
I'd get over my fears and kill him somehow
because he raped me and got in my head
Oh how I wish and wish he were dead
I'm losing my mind
a lot at a tim
inadequate attempt to capture creativity's miraclethe wonderful weave wordsinadequate attempt to capture creativity's miracle in Free Verse More Like This
forcing the unwilling syllables
into the relatable ideas
that later run rampant
in the imaginative moments
while you snooze
with brush pen pencil
behind the images
leaving viewers to stand
agape in gallery
what they do not see
reflect the taut tones
of dancers' reverie
lost in the motion muscle
repeat routine to rote memory
on the big day
will see fluid progress
through a triumph
of the human machine
architect and the urban planners
grafting form on function
while inspiring with
the implicit simplicty
or the gradiose schemata
they toil on often ignored
constantly relied upon
of a musician's pride
fractions of seconds
staffed on a scale
stay upnight flies over landstay up in Free Verse More Like This
worries aspirations uncertainty
curled up under covers
some survive in dark
keeping wheels in motion
or haunted by memories
a graceful odd collage
jumble the dim peace
to silent lines
the night closes shop
delights hidden by sun
the magnificent go to slumber
(dedicated to all of us who would choose to live after the sun sets)
let the night falllet the nightlet the night fall in Free Verse More Like This
never a command
or an order
just a wish
that you let it be
let the lack of light
in your inventory
embrace the use
of its cover
while you explore
daylight makes you
timid to release
let the things that go
for they would enjoy
if it were not for judgement
by sol dwellers
let forth the riders
of your fears
so they may tame
harness and saddle
the wild buckings
until broken in
and ridden to
let out your sky wandering
to the pale to the round
to the distant to pulsars
it is only in the hours
of shuttered windows
and tightly fastened doors
that we can see
our location in
let in the peace
of minimal race and buzz
citizens in dreamland
reduced electrical draw
sit by a beam
lay your arms loose
fill your lungs
let the night
Never finding the stars"I've never found the stars, for they were always too poetic for me to reach."Never finding the stars in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
I looked over at her, admiring her form highlighted in the window by the moon. "You've never found them? Are they not right there in the sky?
She turned her head towards me, away from the night heavens, and her fine, frizzy, mist of humidity-curled hair blossomed slightly in the moonlight as she did so. "These are just distant representations that tell us where they are located in the galaxy, Charles. They are simply the same as a portrait of the night sky or a sonnet written about twinkling celestial bodies. They are just an author's or artist's perception of their true selves. After all, just because you can point to Africa on a map does not mean you have found it."
She put her head back in line with the window panes, and I pondered this curious creature in my room. She was full of intellect, wonder and femininity, which lef
challenge of highest groundtrying to imaginechallenge of highest ground in Free Verse More Like This
a slow single drizzle
carmel smooth delight
warm in circles
that is my perception
the way of two heartshe can't touch her distancethe way of two hearts in Free Verse More Like This
all the while
she ruminates on existence
and non-dairy creamers
he just resides
on the edge of potential
whole milk upbringing
she sees him, near-sighted
he acts in solid ways
rarely speaking, yet
and unaware lumbering grace
she just resides
on the peak support felt
in his rough hands
bringing her up, whole
they see. they are.
to whence I always returnI standto whence I always return in Free Verse More Like This
staring at your stars
lost in radiance
missing my own
the light, the light and stoicismone ouncethe light, the light and stoicism in Free Verse More Like This
pure fed genuine
held between two fingers
she is moved by fumes
the poet withdraws
is the unanswer
of syllabic hasted inspiration
she insists to remain addicted
her pen flows
as a light has been found
when a light was found
scritching out perception
on one ounce lined paper
and the poet remains stoic
never pickedeach petalnever picked in Free Verse More Like This
a tender bow
to finger tip
explorer of day
tremor with rain
fear of nurture
you sip it now
unique yet of species
Musing over the MoonI don't think that the moonMusing over the Moon in Free Verse More Like This
wanted to be
imagine a hot rock
released to its own path
by a collision
fission fusion of creation
among the stars
a sun with planets
piece of travel-rounded
into a steady orbit
light the night
guide the ships
pull the tides
make us wonder
let the wolves howl
night after night
about its freedom
Sensual TortureSensual Torture:Sensual Torture in Free Verse More Like This
You are but a simple pawn;
Caught in a maelstrom of ill feelings and turmoil.
You were not meant to be here -
But unfortunately, here you are my friend...
Now then, I do not wish to drag this out;
There is no purpose in badgering someone who knows so little.
However - without your confession - I'm afraid that
I would not know whom I should share my - pleasures with...
Though I'm certain that you will be sharing plenty...
Of course, it will probably be a poor idea to make you scream,
At least not while I'm still enjoying your fear.
Instead we'll begin with a simple agony;
A quick taste of your pain to whet my appetite...
We'll begin with just a thin incision,
One that is made in the center of both your eyelids.
And then, then we'll make another cut - this one just above the eyes...
Ah, I will adore the feeling of watching your skin peel apart
As the scalpel bites in and draws it aside; much like the curtain
Set upon a theatre stage. It is the
The Secret of the TreesBeneath the glow of the twisting moon, we can feelThe Secret of the Trees in Free Verse More Like This
a horror beginning its birth. The serpent will slither
into a moistened cave and the blood will spill from broken lips
The secret was hidden beneath the trees, where the lovers
were kissed and never told. Yet the stains remain upon the grass.
Never to be erased...
How many times will I return, to a place I wish
I'd never see. Perhaps it is a way for me
To think of that which I regret...
But the man would never remind himself, of the horror
unleashed beneath falling leaves. The petals bear witness
to the struggled screaming, muffled by hands and feet.
A choking embodiment of sweat and tears and the final
release of a beating heart. The act is done and motion
has stopped, so now the vomiting begins...
An act of purity, to cleanse and expunge. It is
made to deny the gnawing guilt, for all that remains
is plain to see: a puddle of red on a sea of green.
-Chen Yuan Wen, 24th May 2012
Breaking FreeBreaking Free:Breaking Free in Free Verse More Like This
I sit here waiting, in the coldest of cells
Outside I hear them screaming for blood
I know that they mean to kill me soon
Yet somehow my spirit remains resolved and calm
As they march me to the gallows, wrapped in chains
I grin knowingly as they force me to kneel
Each and every man in the audience, waits for this moment
They know that something is about to change!
An eldritch wind ripples through the air
And I can feel it wrapping around my beating heart
It makes me feel like breaking the conventions:
The ones that I've torn apart...
And as they make me bow before the guillotine
I can feel a sense of unrivaled excitement
This is the moment where things will change!
I can sense it in the way that the air is moving
As one I see the masses rise, they become tall-
Like giants made of flesh and anger!
They break like the tide upon the guards holding me
Setting me free once more...
And as I redeem my hat from the clutches of the self-righteous
Such Beautiful PeopleSuch Beautiful People:Such Beautiful People in Free Verse More Like This
Beautiful people, you see and believe
But don't you know that they are rife with disease?
Little maggots, that crawl in their flesh
They walk around with a hole in their chest.
They try to pull you, they push you to be
They make a horror; now it's staring at me!
Abomination in the mirror you see
Are you so sick, that you cannot believe?
Oh! These beautiful people, they make you believe,
But you don't want to catch their horrid disease
Little maggots that crawl in their flesh
You hear the lies on their putrid breath.
Now! They tell you how to live and how you should be
But they're ones who will never be free.
Trapped by the mirror and what they see
Is there a devil called Vanity?
Yeah! These beautiful people, they make you believe,
But you don't want to catch their horrid disease.
Little maggots that crawl in their flesh,
You feel the lies on their putrid breath...
-Chen Yuan Wen, 9th March 2012
Surreal RealitySurreal Reality:Surreal Reality in Free Verse More Like This
The tides that bind a fallen city,
Swirls of vision, animosity...
Lost beneath a silvered glass,
Watch and wait as hours pass.
You find yourself, now surreal,
Surrounded by clocks with a ticking squeal.
You walk to the kitchen, a hand you find,
A platter in which to place your mind.
The microwave dings, the toaster rings,
From the oven you pull, intestinal strings.
You stab with the knife, it ends in your head,
Place your mind into a toasted bread...
You walk to the car, you breathe in deep,
You look into your pocket; the bottle you keep.
You take a long swig, it's a magical drive,
Your soul falls asleep while you await to arrive.
Silence, broken silence,
Emptiness filled with eyes and ears,
Rainbows haunt and tear the skies,
Falling rain like bitter tears...
Broken and unspoken,
Suddenly you are bowed!
Your throat explodes with shards of glass,
It ends the life to which you vowed...
Each gurgle of blood that is caught on your lips,
The sputum you cough is fleck
BedriddenBedridden:Bedridden in Free Verse More Like This
Here I lie, motionless,
A prisoner within my own body.
Yet there lies a subtle clarity;
A moment of understanding, achieved by infirmity.
And though my body is racked with pain,
My conscious mind delves ever deeper into the pool of the soul.
My mind is flooded with a racket of noise.
I am cast into the swirling rip-tide of forbidden knowledge,
Clinging to the flotsam of sanity as a Leviathan roars below.
It swallows me into an acidic whirlpool.
Drowning me deep beneath the bubbling surface of the past.
And there, in the murky depths where my very self begins to rot,
A grinning maw of tongues and fangs, bids me a cold "hello!".
-Chen Yuan Wen, 26th June 2013
The Wolven PrideThe Wolven Pride:The Wolven Pride in Free Verse More Like This
We are hunted down as monsters;
By legends demonised.
We are feared as devilish creatures
In your pitiful human eyes...
But let me try and teach you
Of why we do not fear.
Because we actually enjoy it
When the hunters seek us here.
In the forest we are champions
In the night we rule the lands.
The hunter becomes the hunted
And dies by our hands.
Fangs will pierce his fragile throat
His flesh is torn to shreds.
It is the fear and scent of death
That the hunter truly dreads.
But we alone shall know no fear
For by the moon we shall be blessed.
Draped in Luna's loving embrace;
We bet our life with every breath.
That is who we are.
The wolven pride of werewolves
Is arrogance from afar.
Viewed by trembling creatures
Wetting themselves in fright.
We appear as snarling punishers
In the glory of the night.
Here in the deepest shadows
Where the light will never reach.
We silence the mouths of humans
For we tire of what they preach:
A Shattered IllusionA Shattered Illusion:A Shattered Illusion in Free Verse More Like This
A day that was born of the brightest light
Has now shattered like crystals in the sinking dark
Where once the spirit was unfettered and free
Now it weeps painfully in a cage of thorns
Blood is drawn from its tender flesh
And drips slowly down to mark the skin
A tattoo of pain forever remembered
By a ghost that lives within
There is emptiness in this void
A cold and lonely song of existence
A solemn note born from the sheer magnitude of the silence
That it deafens both the heart and mind
In the quiet serenity of utter despair
What is born from the lack of a sense of hope?
A cold determination to steal the future
From the wanton wheel of fate...
"Such is the nature of desperation, when caught in an endless cycle of hate..."
-Chen Yuan Wen, 10th July 2012
The Kraken's SeaThe Kraken's Sea:The Kraken's Sea in Free Verse More Like This
In the deepest night our ship was sailing
Quietly through the moonlit sea.
Until we saw the monstrosity rising
'By the gods, it couldn't be!'
From the watery depths we heard it shriek;
Tendrils arcing toward the sky.
Like harpoons cast toward the heavens
The time for battle was nigh.
My crew prepared the starboard cannons
As I steered my ship through the rumbling tide.
The vicious whirpool which drew us in,
Was the abyss in which the beast would hide.
Soon it began to strike at us;
Tentacles lashing like deadly whips!
Several times we were nearly broken
As it clicked and smacked its horrid lips...
'Fire!' I screamed as the cannons roared
Each one delivering a ball of death.
I watched as its skin puckered and burst
My heart racing with every breath...
The creature thrashed and writhed about
As its painful fury scattered the sea!
But slowly we watched it slink away
And our hearts lit up with glee.
Our grins soon turned to garish laughs
As we whooped
MegabloksThe young boy in the pale blue pajamas,Megabloks in Free Verse More Like This
Sat alone in the bed marked with his name on its side
And played with his Megabloks,
His parents never let him play with legos.
In the night passed ten
Well past his bed time on a normal night
But much like passed few months
Tonight was not normal
He sat and sighed and yawned,
Each breath he took was heavy
He was tired
His parents were the ones depressed.
He sat bent over his kingdom
Body twisted and knotted
Sending trace amount of bone marrow
Flowing freely in his bloodstream.
He dreamed the dreams of
Morphine induced hazes
That clouded thought and judgment
Where he prayed to Santa
His parents prayed to god
In the dark he sat
By light of lamp on his head
Hitting its side with a shine
Of a boy balder than he should
Swollen lips of thirst and
Stains of tears that distort the
Collar of his pale blue pajamas
He questioned it all
Like a game
The boy sat
It is a Love Poem I SwearI am not a love poetIt is a Love Poem I Swear in Free Verse More Like This
Do not expect something like that from me
Don't sit on the edge of your couch waiting for me to burst into poetic verse
Trying desperately to put together some sickening rhyme comparing you to the universe
It would be something more like a hearse.
It is more realistic,
and it sounds prettier
Sometimes people get mixed up and think that this means that I do not love you
That is just not true.
My feelings for you are all there, burning in the passionate lisp of a kid mixed up in a crowded place mistaking a girl like you with another face,
But it is always beautiful
because when it comes to love I see you
And vomit a little bit.
Only because I am nervous and that is what you do to me.
Don't mistake the fact that there are hundreds of poems hidden all around my room talking about my last girlfriend and how we were meant f
The Color GrayLet me paint a picture for you.The Color Gray in Free Verse More Like This
A poem with color and conviction
A poem that glows with the joy and passion of a second grader with a paint brush and some water color crayola plush with vibrant yellows and greens
Reds and blues
Orange and purple
Each its own creation
Its own color whose shine and vividness show the separation of light
Let me paint a picture of painting a picture.
Of the forgetfulness of a child caught in the colors and without a second thought
Mixing and bleeding them all into one.
The colors once so distinct slide down the page
Mixing and mingling
Creating something new
Each losing strength and independence until finally
When all the color comes together the young boy is left with the twist mangled creation
The color gray.
With the dark concoction the only thing left that the boy can do is use it to create a dirty messy smile of gray.
A smile that signifies little
No joy or pain
Life or death
Smiles or frowns
As true colors mix into gray we find ourselves
To CreateTo createTo Create in Concrete Poetry More Like This
Ornate details of diamond jewelry
In between the in between
Under the sheets in seats
folding in rows for shows
Of pure innocence
Dividends of little fingers painting
Lines and rhymes
For broken minds and off beat times
With a rush flush of cathartic cuts
And blunts still smoking in the ashtray
Saying look at me
Do you see what I see
In the mirrors lakes and seas
While the audience that audience
Debates coincidence while we watch inflated
Statements where we wait to create
Any little scribble
Dribble or broken line
Like a dot on the page
Broken strings of lost things living or dead
Where do we cross the crucifix
Like the irate rhetoric
Too late past that moment
Each moment we create.
The HeatI hate the heatThe Heat in Free Verse More Like This
But fear the cold,
The silent chill of the darkness rolling leaves across the ground
Like chips of bones being tossed around the desert sand
Leaving only a sliver of existence in it's path.
I hate the heat
But love the sun,
It's ability to bring up the cold morning dew
Spreading it slowly across my bare toes in a rush of cool fluid
Dripping with a small dose if pride.
I hate the heat
But love your touch
The soft warmth of your skin brushing up against mine
Neurons flash with the loving glow of your sweet caress
Gently pushing my body into a frenzy
I hate the heat
SchizophreniaScreams echo in the night where my head was once sitting before mommySchizophrenia in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Crushed it in with a broken bat, it was all angry even when I know that
He had told her to, he tells me to and you too cause I can t turn it off
I hear you talking about me calling me telling me to be angry that I am
Zero, stop staring at me! When will it end that pain on my pallet and
On my brain, each hand watching you, watch me and there is nothing
Plus people who want you like me on you with the jumbling bundles
Hiding underneath the couch calling for me to help you join him
Reaching for my ears and I will scream! I said stop it hurts me when
Every person looks at me and I can tell you that everything we feel
Never existed on my mind if you stopping shouting and the mind splitting headache
I will stop strangling myself with a shoe lace, but I promise that
All of you people who try to shove that medicine on me are never going to drug me
Freehand poetry 5An empty page, behind it,Freehand poetry 5 in Free Verse More Like This
The image of a young lady
In glorious arrays, that dance
Sing, with a choir of broken chains,
Ribbon and never stopping
It leaves only anger,
Anger in loss
Filling the lungs with
The pain of loss,
Never, fully heals
The pain of watching a sunset
Although beautiful comes with nothing,
But night, and prayer,
Prayer that a morning will rise in the distance,
It never does, the prayer of a sunrise,
Morning dew and lines scrapped
Trying to hide the night before,
Underneath, papers, Coke cans,
And tissues all used for certain purposes,
Never to be seen by the light of day.
LOVEWhy is it that day after day, all I see on Facebook are statuses about how boring, hard, sad, tough, and depressing people's life is. To that I want to say STOP. Life is not that bad. We have food, water, friends, and the amazing ability to love and be loved. Maybe it is the fact that we don't think about it enough. We seem to let the doldrums of daily life get to us and to that I want to say STOP. Life is to good to complain about each and every little thing that brings us down. Things are tough, life is tough, but if it wasn't then it would not be worth living. So live your life which means going through the bad the good and everything in between with a smile. Smiles are contaigious and it is the only thing that I want to spread. So smile, smile and enjoy every moment with every person in your life and make sure they smile. LAUGH, SING, jump with joy at every chance you get but most of all LOVE. LOVE like there is no tomorrow cause sometimes there isn't. I love you. I love all of youLOVE in Free Verse More Like This
A Letter to the PastIf you asked if I would take a bullet for you I wouldA Letter to the Past in Concrete Poetry More Like This
Not because I love you,
It's just no one deserves to die
If you cried would I lift you up and dry your tears I would
Not because I love you,
It's just no one deserves to cry
If you were alone would I come and comfort you, I would
Not because I love you,
It's just no one should be alone
If you wished for me now would I be there, No
Not because I never loved you
It's just that I've moved on.
Of Men like MiceBest manOf Men like Mice in Free Verse More Like This
As the three knights of the triangular table sat
And spat out stories from times past
While they sat and laughed the lines were cast and crossed
The tangle and knots locked up the two
In conflicts and arms bloody feud
Dividing the table into two halves
Each dueling for power for control
Each oe calling for the third to enter the fray
From his perch along the fault line
Join a side
End the fights
Where the gun falls one knight stands
Where the bullet to the back of the head sheds tears
Disconnect divides then bodies tear us apart
Three knights of the triangular table
Divided into three each lost underneath it all
Misery Meeting You HereI showed you to her,Misery Meeting You Here in Free Verse More Like This
You were able to see
Just how lovely she
Was in person.
I should have glanced
Away, hid her from you.
Why did I have to run
Up when I saw them?
Maybe I just wanted
You to be happy.
She's more beautiful
Than I could be.
She'll probably know
And Understand more.
That lovely girl may even
Praise you more than I.
I enjoy your smile.
Your praise makes me
Feel like I'm somehow
A reason to keep moving,
To let my stories flow from
The pen and splay innuendos.
But you want her.
I know you do.
I bet you want to talk
With her more. You
Already want her here.
But...what about me?
She is better than I am.
I'll be replaced.
Put on a shelf to only
I hate her. She stole you.
I love you.
But....you love her.
Too TiredI'm just so tired now. PleaseToo Tired in Free Verse More Like This
Just close my eyelids so that
I can finally rest peaceful and
I'm just so tired now. I'm
Overly sick of all the lies,
The Deceit, the game of
Compassion, and of hope.
What is happiness anymore?
I'm just so tired now. Stop
All the yelling, crying, swearing,
Hitting, and violence. That's only
A mere dream now for that
To ever happen.
I'm just so tired now. Someone
Just finish me off. Come and
Relieve me of this pain that
Harbors, festering through
My viens, pulsating rapidly.
Stop the repetitious tears
That fall for helplessness.
I'm just too tired now.
Toy MakerYou stitch me up like a doll.Toy Maker in Free Verse More Like This
Carefully, you put all my pieces
Together again like a toy maker.
Limb by limb, you sew them on,
Fusing them to my body.
For my lips, you paint them
A healthy glowing pink.
Once you're satisfied, you
Gently open my eyes one
Last time before stitching them
Closed, making the black thread
Look like long eyelashes curled by mascara.
You take peach blush and color my pale
Unhealthy skin to a more normal color.
I know why you do this. I know why you
Dug me from out of my cold dark grave.
You cannot let me go off into death.
I am now your doll to do as you demand
Because now you own me forever.
You're the toy maker after all.
No More NeedI look down into the metalNo More Need in Free Verse More Like This
Bowl filled up to the rim
With tangible tears
Shed on the behalf of
Empathy for you.
I cautiously poke my finger into
The icy cool water and let out
A gasp as the tears coil around
My finger, into my veins, branching
Out to all of my body as I finally
Acknowledge all the harboring
Pain that consumed you.
I close my eyes and walk out
Into the warmth of the sunlight;
Into the crowded streets of
People who hurriedly pass
Life without a care.
With a growing determination,
I plunge my fingers deep into
The cold tears and splay them
About the streets, staining
Each passerby with empathy.
I look down in to the metal
Bowl whose rim had been
Filled with tears of empathy
For your being and life.
But now the bowl is empty
And my job is over finally.
The owners to the tears may
Now beam up without dispair for
There is no more need to
Cry for you and all other sufferers.
Because when people love you,
Why must one cry?
Suicide or Homicide?Break open all the woundsSuicide or Homicide? in Free Verse More Like This
That tattoo my whole body.
I know how much you
Want to see my heart to stop
Beating. I know that you
Think of my pain as pleasure.
Ripping. Breaking. Tearing.
I can no longer breathe since
You took away my oxygen.
I lie here, helpless in this room.
My eyes see only blackness
And my skin prickles as you
Smashing. Shattering. Bashing.
My heart to pieces.
I can taste the disgusting fluid
On my lips as you dribble down
The poison. Sweat breaks out on my
Skin as my body soon rejects the fluids.
I twitch and itch to break free.
I want to make you suffer a
Great deal more than I am now.
Coughing. Shaking. Bleeding.
On the outside.
My DummyI am pulling at the stringsMy Dummy in Free Verse More Like This
Of your black heart.
See what we've both become?
And it's all my fault, too.
I'm the ventriloquist.
And you my dying love....
You're my faithful dummy!
I breathe life into your
Dead cracked body.
I kiss your frozen lips,
Hungry for your lost
Soul that's trapped in Hell.
If only I hadn't made that foolish
Deal with the darkness.
We're both damned together,
Never to face the great fatality.
At least we're together forever....
Let's go play....
With each other's minds...
But I'm the only one that can actually
Do such a thing. I can play with your mind
And your body.
Oh, we're so damned after all.
Sympathy Binds YouI let the ivy coil itself around my armsSympathy Binds You in Free Verse More Like This
As I let myself wither into your charms.
I let a sigh escape my lips as the vines
Tighten it's hold on me. Now I see lines
Of red pulsating from my milky-colored skin.
You watch me attentively with a sick grin
For I enjoy your pain. I drink in your lies
Since no one but you loves me. The vines ties
Itself around my slim neck, creating a circular cut
To brand me as your slave. I smile stupidly, trying to shut
My eyes and block your agony. You press me against the wall
And kiss my bleeding blue lips tenderly. I might not fall
Now that you tease me. I want you. I want your morbid love
To cut my heart. Now that I bleed for your emotions, please shove
The greenery away from my body. I don't want to feel the depression
That feeds the plant. I want you to admit to me your confession
Of your deep harboring love. Now bear the shears and cut off
The coils that bind me from you. Hurry now before I start to cough
Away my breath.
True IdentityI do not belong underTrue Identity in Free Verse More Like This
The dim orange lights
That dangle from the ceiling.
The music makes me cringe
And shudder at each word sung
And at each beat pounded.
It's not my type of music.
I do not belong here
At this great dance.
I watch as everyone dances
Sensually around one another,
Laughing and joking without a care.
This isn't the life for me. I am
The watcher of this little escapade.
You beckon me to come
And dance around like a
Natural-born burlesque queen.
Everyone here charades themselves;
Covering up their true skin with decorative
Masquerade masks and colorful skimpy clothing.
I'm the only one here who has the courage
To show off my true skin.
Accidents Happen To The GoodI sit by you, quietly taking inAccidents Happen To The Good in Free Verse More Like This
Your pale fragile form that lies
Clumsily on the white decorated cot.
Your hands are slumped on your
Chest while one IV protrudes into your flesh.
I can't even see your beautiful mossy
Green eyes that used to sparkle with warmth.
But now you have no more warmth to spare.
I walk over to you, hesitantly, caressing
Your bruised cold skin as I let my
Own tears well up and fall helplessly
Down from my sore tired eyes.
Why couldn't I have been there with you
When the drunk driver collided with your car?
Then, maybe, we'd be fighting this accident
Together in the same state of
A neurological injury.
OnomatopoeiaBang! Bang! Bang!Onomatopoeia in Free Verse More Like This
Pain takes possession
Of my whole body.
It shackles my soul
Like cool silver chains.
Flick. Flick. Flick.
My body is so hot
From all the flames.
You brand me with
Your steaming hot touch.
I watch the wax dribble
As I ignore your summoning
Of myself to you.
Tap. Tap. Tap!
You intertwine our
Fingers like tight ivy.
You caress away all
The deep gashes.
You enclose me into
Your soft sweaty arms
Your kiss upon my
Cracked wounded lips
Feel like frozen ice.
Tears stream down from
My saddened eyes as I
Truly understand you
As my totally other.
The tears travel down myself,
cooling off the heat within me.
The heat of betrayal.
The heat of passion, too.
Whack! Whack! Whack!
I can still feel the hard
Slaps of the whip on my weak body.
You were my saviour to such pain.
You healed it with your everloving touch.
The scars hold no more burden anymore.
Not when you are with me......
Dreamsit's all overDreams in Free Verse More Like This
i will break you
you won't be able to move
wont be able to fight
wont be able to breathe
you will not be able to dream
i will control you
you won't be able to move
won't be able to think
won't be able to decide
you will not be able to dream
you will live
but not a life
you will not
Love is Deadlyi love youLove is Deadly in Free Verse More Like This
i love you so much
i can barely stand it
when your around me
i can barely breathe
how can you not see it
its so blatantly obvious
whenever you are near
all i can do is stare at you
whenever you're gone
all i can think about is you
i wish you could see
how much i love you
i wish you could know
how much i hate you
you are perfect
and i hate you
and love you
i love you so much
i want you to come to me
and tell me
that you love me
but you don't
i love you
i hate you
i love you so much
i want to kill you
i hate you so much
i want to kiss you
you are so perfect
but so blind
how can you not see
i love your laugh
i love your voice
i hate you
i love you so
i want to
i hate you
i want tp
i hate you
i love you
Only in my dreamsI feel so alone evenOnly in my dreams in Free Verse More Like This
when I am surrounded,
by strangers or by friends,
it makes no difference.
I feel so alone.
Sometimes I just want
someone who understands.
Someone who listens
but isn't in my family.
I feel so cold. I am alone.
There is nobody to hug me
and tell me that I am special.
I am too young,
but not everybody else.
They say they are 'old enough',
but I think that they are not.
They are younger.
But still they are allowed.
They are not alone.
They have some one special.
I do not
I am so alone
I am in a dark shadow in a lighted room
I am cold bundled in a blanket
I am hot covered by shade
I am wet standing in the desert
But I am dry standing in the rain.
I am lonely surrounded by people
and I am comforted by someone
who's not there
I have often imagined
what this person looks like.
I have talked with this person
and I have felt warm in his arms
but only in my dreams
What is hope?What is hopeWhat is hope? in Free Verse More Like This
What is love
What is praise
What is speech
What is desire
What is warm
What is me
AnguishWhyAnguish in Free Verse More Like This
Why can't you just say
Is it really that hard
to actually mean it
you said it
but did you ever mean it?
Do you really think
that you don't have to say it?
that what you did didn't matter?
Why did you have to do it
Why did you have to say it
I've told you not to over and over
But you don't listen to me, do you
But I guess i already knew that
i should have gone along time ago
i shouldn't have ignored all those tiny things
that always made me twinge
but i ignored it
Sometimes i wonder
if you ever actually liked me
sure, you said you did
but then again,
you said a lot of other things
that you didn't mean
i did try
i tried to ignore the bad part of you
i wanted to see the best in you
but you wouldn't change
you didn't want to
i finally came to my senses
and walked away
we both did
and I'm so glad i did
but i don't hate you
i feel sorry for you
because you're messing up your life
and your messing up hers
i wish you never came
for her sake
stop breaking her heart
Rain like Acidhe stoodRain like Acid in Free Verse More Like This
staring at the scene before him
rain drenched his clothes
it dripped from the ends of his hair and slid down his cheek
it dripped into his eyes
he shook his head slightly
trying to get rid of the water
he kept looking
it burned like acid
puddles started forming around his shoes
more rain dripped into his eyes
and everything turned wrong
So empty: One heartIt’s so empty,So empty: One heart in Free Verse More Like This
There is nothing there,
nothing in my heart.
Why is it so empty?
I feel empty.
Could someone please
Could someone please
fill my heart?
I don’t know with what.
I can’t remember
what used to be there.
But can someone fill it?
I don’t know how to
fill it, or
what to fill it with.
Will you tell me?
And help me fill it?
I don’t know.
I just don’t know.
I don’t even know
if I care what you
put in it.
want something in there.
I want to get rid
of that awful
lonely empty feeling.
Help me get rid of it.
anything in my heart.
I don’t want to be empty.
I don’t want to be lonely
Anything would work,
since I don’t even remember
what used to be there
in the first place.
Or what should be there.
But all I know is,
I don’t want
to be empty any more.
There’s nothing there.
Not even a drop
of what used to be there.
Love a little too muchis there such a thingLove a little too much in Free Verse More Like This
as too much love?
of course not.
that would be
it is impossible
to have to much
of a good thing
you can always have more
until they break your heart
until they throw you
in the dust and in the dirt
and just walk right over you
yes there is such a thing
as too much love
when it turns sour
and they spit it back
in your face
when you love a little to much
you don't know
how to go on
when something is
your whole world
and it gets turned
and inside out
i loved a little too much
now i don't know
if i can really
ever love again
Out of my skinI want to jumpOut of my skin in Free Verse More Like This
out of my skin.
I want to step out of my skin
and dance in the rain.
I want to dance in the world.
I am tired of walking.
I want to run,
I want to fly.
They say that I shouldn’t
run before I can walk.
Well I’ve had enough of walking.
My parents always said,
that I should be careful.
Told me things that I could
and could not do.
But I don’t want to be careful,
I want to be reckless,
just to see
what it’s like.
I want to take risks.
I want to step
right out of my skin
I feel so constricted
My skin is too tight.
They will tell me this
and will say that.
They think they know
what it is like
to live my life,
to be me.
But they have no idea
not even close.
No idea what it is like
to be me.
So why should they
tell me what is right to do.
I want to step
right out of my skin
If I screw up,
If I crash and burn,
But I need to do it
i almost don't even recognize youpeople changei almost don't even recognize you in Free Verse More Like This
it is impossible not to
one thing can change
how you view
it is almost like
they aren't the same
you aren't the same
person i met years ago
why didn't you tell me?
you didn't tell me
not from you
i almost don't
who you are
you haven't changed
maybe you were like that
all the time
i won't ask
if that's true
i didn't believe it
i wish i was
it wasn't true
no matter how much
before i found out
how long before
i could forget. i
but my memory
what i don't
did you have
couldn't we stay
Guardian AngelGuardian AngelGuardian Angel in Free Verse More Like This
I will be your guardian angel
I will protect you for a million times
I will ease your pain
And guide you in the right direction
I will not let others hurt you
Your world will always be happy and peaceful
You will develop and prosper
You will watch over our children
And they will make you proud
I will save you from the horrors of this world
It is always good to feel safe
You will grow wise and graceful
You will achieve all your goals in life
I am sorry that I am not there with you
But I will always look down on you
I am your guardian angel
I was your first and only love who died in a car accident
We will always be linked together
A bond that death could not break
We will share our souls for eternity
Whenever you need help or support call on me
And I will be there to guide you
I will whisper to you in your dreams
Sleep peacefully my love
(Inspired by the song Guardian Angel by The Frozen Autumn)
Vampire MelodyVampire MelodyVampire Melody in Free Verse More Like This
The vampire is on the hunt for new blood
Cursed to prey on human flesh for eternity
But this vampire is a little different
She is dressed for a masquerade
And she is playing a violin
She is playing with such passion
Tears fall from her eyes
She always plays a haunting piece of music
Before she starts the search for new blood
She has feelings and emotions
She can relate to the pain of her victims
They will join her in this eternal curse
They will hunt together
The music fills her soul
She remembers when she was a mere mortal
And destined to grow old
But she fell in love with a vampire
And her fate was sealed with a kiss
So if you hear beautiful music in the distance
Somewhere close to the local cemetery
Don't be fooled by the haunting melody
It is the sound of death
So run for your life
And avoid the kiss of the vampire
Nightmares of HelenaNightmares of HelenaNightmares of Helena in Free Verse More Like This
Helena dreams of bumps in the night
Of monsters and ghouls that give her a fright
She dreams of teddy bears that try to kill her
She dreams of toys that want to torment her
Her world of dreams is quite scary
She sleeps peacefully only quite rarely
She dreams of massive spiders that bite
She wakes up with her face pale white
She fears she will never sleep peacefully again
She is losing her mind that is such a shame
If you see Helena talking to herself
You will know about her deteriorating mental health
She has ripped the head off her teddy bear
And that is only the start of the affair
She stabbed her toy pony with a sharp knife
That could be the end of her innocent life
The doctors have had her sedated
The power to constrain her has been activated
She will never see the bright new day
She will be locked away
In a cell in an asylum
In a place they call Bedlam
She screams for help but nobody hears her call
The nightmares of Helena have been her downfall
Dark MelodyDark MelodyDark Melody in Free Verse More Like This
The dark haunting music catches the mood
The sombre night draws in
And the spirits have awoken
They sing and chant along with the music
The spirits of the night have come alive
The moon shines above this graveyard scene
The dark melody plays on
And the spirits remember the past
They long to enter the gates of heaven
But they still have to make good their past sins
They must help and guide desolate souls
Who are lost in the world
So call on the spirits and they will guide you
And in return they will be welcomed into heaven
The dark melody plays on through the night
While up in heaven an angel plays a harp
And the heavenly melody begins
As the lost spirits enter into heaven
A Fairy Tale For HalloweenA Fairy Tale For HalloweenA Fairy Tale For Halloween in Free Verse More Like This
The witch stood by the cauldron
Putting together her magic spell
That would turn a prince into a frog
And ruin the plans of Cinderella and Snow White
They had such romantic dreams
Living in an enchanted castle
Beautiful, popular and loved by all
But the witch would put an end to their plans
No kiss would transform their prince charming
This spell was long-term
And only the witch could reverse it
She had also once been popular and beautiful
But on her wedding day
The bridegroom's mother cast a spell
And turned her into a bitter and ugly witch
Nobody would marry her
If someone promised to marry the witch
The spell would end and she too would be beautiful
Snow white knocked on Cinderella’s door
They decided to take some positive action
They knew that Beauty and the Beast had a son
And he knew not to judge people by their looks
Cinderella arranged for the young Beau to meet the witch
For some reason the young Beau liked the witch
And they really hit it off
Scarred For LifeScarred For LifeScarred For Life in Free Verse More Like This
You are so beautiful and popular
Everybody loves you
Do you ever think about me?
Would you like to know how it feels
To be ignored or cruelly teased?
Do you know how it feels to be depressed?
Have you ever had a negative emotion?
Your life has been so easy
You are always bright and bubbly
And you have such a positive attitude
You are good at studies
And you are good at sport
Everybody loves you
So I take this knife
And let it rip into your face
You scream in pain
The sense of shock is overwhelming
Now you will know how it feels
To be stared at and ridiculed
We are all emotionally scarred for life
The wounds are deep and painful
I know I will be punished
I know I will be locked up
But it was worth it
The pain and the suffering will last forever
Welcome to my world
Heavenly MelodyHeavenly MelodyHeavenly Melody in Free Verse More Like This
The spirits are gathered at the gates of heaven
And the angels play the heavenly melody on their harps
Can you hear the music perhaps in your dreams?
It reminds you of all the good things in this world and beyond
It reminds you of love and memories of those who have died
The spirits have finally found redemption
They had to wait on earth to perform good deeds
To make amends for past sins
But now all is forgiven
And the spirits will be in heaven for eternity
We all deserve a taste of paradise
So do your best on planet earth
And you may also be welcome into God's kingdom
And the angels will play the heavenly melody
As you pass the gates of heaven
Welcome To My InsanityWelcome To My InsanityWelcome To My Insanity in Free Verse More Like This
I have a cleaver in my hand
There is blood all around me
Is this a dream?
I feel slightly psychotic
Madness has taken hold of me
The demons of my imagination
Started to attack me
They came from everywhere
From the dark recesses of my mind
I defended myself and struck them down
One by one they fell
I am still alive
But is this all a dream?
This feels like reality
Can this blood be real
Have I killed some innocent victims?
I want to return to my dreams
I cannot cope with reality
I will return to the Asylum
Until then I will strike out
With cleaver in hand
I will protect myself
Welcome to my insanity
The GiftThe GiftThe Gift in Free Verse More Like This
My lover gave me a magic pendant
It glowed brightly with a beautiful red light
He told me it would protect me and guide me
If ever he should pass into another world
It was an expression of love
It captured our passion and romance
My lover was a soldier
He fought bravely for his Kingdom
One day a letter arrived
And it told me that my lover had died
My tears fell onto the letter
I was devastated
But I was determined to be strong
Our daughter was one year old
And she was now my whole life
One day I would give her the pendant
And it would guide and protect her
Our love will survive death
One day we will be re-united in Heaven
God bless you my love!