Sky to FreedomIs it possible to keep to the sky?
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.
The Girl That Painted the EarthThere was a girlThe Girl That Painted the Earth in Free Verse More Like This
That painted the earth.
She tried to capture
Its vast beauty
With a mere thought
The girl drew rolling hills
To be colored with
Her brilliant paints.
A stroke could call
Forests to her canvas
With leaves and footprints
Filled with life
Waiting to be created.
She would paint the greens
Of a forgotten meadow.
She thought of blossoms
Brought back with
And royal purples.
She painted snowy mountains
And deep plateaus.
Her sketches showed
And closed caverns.
But sitting back to watch
Her paintings come to life
She realized something
Now obviously clear.
The girl was lonely.
So she began to draw beings
Living and breathing things
To fill the empty gaps
Of her paintings.
The Girl That Created SoundWith a spark of inspirationThe Girl That Created Sound in Free Verse More Like This
The girl picked up her palette
And retrieved her brush
Before watching closely
She saw her creatures gather
But without communication
She splashed a shiny brown
Onto her canvas
With small pieces of black
She added fine lines for string
And gaping holes for pipes
The girl carefully painted
Something on their faces
For sound to come from
With a delighted laugh
She created letters
And painted them into her books
And upon the minds of her people
She gave her creatures voice
With each careful stroke
And tentative creation
And hummed song
She painted whispering gossip
Under hushed and shadowed
Walls and blankets
The girl shaded in halls
With red acoustics
For her people to gather
The girl drew her people
Singing and dancing
Next to warm fires
As she laughed at her people
As each graceful hand pressed a chord
Or barreling foot pressed to the ground
The girl knew she did something right
When she painted the earth
But there was still someth
Meant to BeEscape from the flames of fantasyMeant to Be in Free Verse More Like This
Dyed red from poor wrath
Without opening those eyes
To the frozen blue world
In which everything is the same
Both in the present and past
With only a path of grey stone
To branch into the future
But reality is blocked
From the colors of the ice and flames
And those eyes can only see
The grey of what is meant to be
SovereignThe sovereign that reignsSovereign in Free Verse More Like This
Over the grey sky
Keeping close to faith
As fear draws to mind
Look, Here!Can you see,Look, Here! in Free Verse More Like This
Hanging by a thread?
To preserve my pride
Better left for dead...
New Note, New TabNew note,New Note, New Tab in Free Verse More Like This
It taunts me.
An empty page.
It stays, plaguing my mind so riddled with writer's block.
I wish to write just what I feel;
If only I could take up my pen or keys
And simply record everything.
My ideas seem to push words forward,
Yet language holds all that I wish to convey far, far away.
If only I could reach up and pull the words I need
From nothing at all except an over-active mind.
Still, I am bound to what I know
And have yet to experience.
Please fill with words and phrases
Intertwining and possibly rhyming.
If only it was simple to write...
One That Burns FireA little man holds fire in his handOne That Burns Fire in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Something known all across the land
Still he is unable to catch a glimpse
Though modern machines have tried since
Yet he is safe behind weary masks
Forever amused by tedious tasks
Keeping hold to slight burst
While watching in simplistic mirth
But that little man does not know
That which he holds shares a common foe
And as his mind begins to fall
It cannot bother him at all
For a true flame will never die
When there is still one left to cry
Can You Hear Me?Muse, bless me, let me spin my tale.Can You Hear Me? in Free Verse More Like This
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
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?
Of YesterdaySnow falls on the battlefieldOf Yesterday in Free Verse More Like This
Washing over the blood
And the old tools
As mothers come
To find their children
Laying under its cold embrace
And a little girl
Mourns for her brother
A handsome young man
Killed in the raids
But he would not let her
Pick up a weapon
Because she was weak
Because she was tired
But he can speak no more
And of the war plaguing her
As he drove his knife
At the attackers
But the knife slipped away
And struck his own heart
In the forgotten times
Absolute NothingnessThe Universe, what exactly is it? What will happen to it?Absolute Nothingness in Philosophical More Like This
Everything in existence.
A figment of our imagination.
Newton's third law of motion.
Controlled by a deity.
Created by a deity.
The Universe, if it really does exist, came from nothing. Not the nothing we commonly associate emptiness with, but the true 'nothing' where there was absolutely no thing; no vacuum, particles, plates, forces, deities. Nothing. Absolutely nothing. But, that extent of nothingness is such a hard matter for people to grasp because we have nothing (hah) in our vocabulary to describe it. We have never experienced it, absolute nothing, like we have never reached absolute zero and it will never happen. Nothing, no thing; there will always be something there because with the 'creation' of the world the likeness of absolute nothingness was destroyed in the sense that any being could witn
What It's ForPeace is for the dreamersWhat It's For in Free Verse More Like This
Love is for the fools
Happiness is for the naive
Hope is for the ignorant
Thought is for the lonely
Care is for the poor
Joy is for the needy
Money is for the selfish
Life is for the minority
Death is for the majority
Time is for the absent
Space is for the nonexistent
Feeling is for the young
Emotion is for the apathetic
Knowledge is for the unconcerned
Wisdom is for the insouciant
Optimism is for the blind
Pessimism is for the realistic
Kindness is for the inconsiderate
Logic is for the irrational
Sensibility is for the absurd
Intelligence is for the asinine
Sanity is for the impractical
Fear is for the brave
Grief is for the content
Pity is for the magnificent
And nothing is for us all.
Mortal LifeLiving just for feelingsMortal Life in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
All days spent deceiving
Nothing worth believing.
Everything gone to waste
Rushed through with such haste
No new things left to taste.
Adventure is dead
Sunken deep down like lead
As if it merely fled.
Morals have vanished
Yet the Hunger is famished
Until it has perished.
It causes such strife
The never ending knife;
It is mortal life.
No HopeThere is no hope left.No Hope in Free Verse More Like This
Every last bit of it
The time left is plenty
Yet it will not be used.
Structure is strived for,
A plethora of goals made.
Nothing will be met.
Everything is lost
And I have already resigned.
This will not get better.
There is no family.
Strings played too hard
The strings connecting my
Mental well-being are being pushed down.
These strings need a change.
Or at least to be changed.
Nothing will work out.
Nothing ever, works out.
Shadows InsideWalking down an alley with no one else aroundShadows Inside in Free Verse More Like This
The dark shadow of myself,
Is the only one who understands
How this is something I cannot shrug off.
Not knowing, and not wanting to know
Kills me more than dying would.
Even if it was dismissed,
Something new would just take its place.
My shadow sticks by me
Knowing exactly how I feel.
And how I'm everything but fine,
Despite what I say.
This isn't something that can be fixed,
It's not something I can build a
Semi-steady bridge over
And walk across without falling in.
The depths of the alley
Are much like the depths of my mind.
There is always something else
Written on every single wall.
The meanings are clear,
No symbolism bull shit.
Nothing you say will help
Because it won't be true later on.
This is something real.
And something that can kill.
C'est la vieStumble downC'est la vie in Free Verse More Like This
And hit the ground.
Try to get up
Then have to duck.
Hear the words,
They fly like birds.
Simple and sweet
Yet they mean defeat.
Seems only a wish.
Tears scar thy face,
Your whole is the ace.
But just look at the clues
Life is filled with many hues.
Every minus has a plus
Just listen and not fuss.
Everything brings many meanings
So listen and start beaming;
Don't sit and look at the knife,
Because this, is just life.
Thinking"I believe that men are generally still a little afraid of the dark, though the witches are all hung, and Christianity and candles have been introduced."Thinking in Philosophical More Like This
-Henry David Thoreau
AP English, we had to read Walden, of course; I didn't read it, well, all of it.
But I've read most of it. And aside from the fact that Henry David Thoreau was a hypocritical, ignorant bastard, I did manage to find one quote that I enjoyed by him.
For homework, we had to write an AP multi-choice question. And, me being the way I am, I wanted to pick something that would create controversy in the class room while also pissing some of the other kids off.
The way I took apart this quote is in an anti-religion way. Thoreau was against organized religion, already established that in class, so that provides even more back up to my argument about his quote best meaning that religion provides light for those who cannot face the world alone when going into areas still covered in shadows.
Basically saying, religion p
ChurchI hate church, I only suffer through it for the expanded knowledge, though little seems to be coming from going. The preacher is terrible, and his voice is so horrible that I literally want to stab ice picks down the canals of my ears. His sermons are poorly composed (not that you can really compose a great one out of bullshit, but whatever) and make me wish I would burn just by walking into the "House of God" on Sundays.Church in Personal More Like This
I couldn't even count how many times he referred to the Christian god as peaceful, caring, loving and merciful. Such wonderful lies to tell in such a 'Holy' place.
I think he may have gotten angry with me (out of the many people there in the too big church I would be the one who was noticed) because I refuse to bow my head and close my eyes to a figure I do not abide to, even though it was in a respectful manner.
Hm, during the hymns I was actually singing Separate Ways and Wheel in the Sky by Journey.
Sunday school was even better. I've been twice in the past five ye
HolesShot OneHoles in Free Verse More Like This
knicks me right in the forhead,
gets my mind like
the vacancy of goodnight kisses
and it spills my thoughts all over me.
Unsaid words and undone actions
pour out of my brain
spilling on my face
dripping down over my eye
dribbling over my lips
off of my chin
covering your face and my own
in hot, wet
quakes my body like a hurricane
punching my physical heart
making me understand that
singular, selective pain
of the spiny words 'i love you' as
they fall from your mouth,
and it breaks my bones like
tension breaks gazes,
implodes like stars
and allows my rib cage to knife into
my center and tear the red meat
like God's comet of a sewing needle
tears the fabric of space.
I am brought to my knees as
vacuums the wind out of me,
captures my breathe like a
tiger caught by the toe, like a
firefly drawn into a glass jar
that tumbles down a mountain
of superficial wishes,
skewering the air out of my lungs
rocking me back,
taking the torch from the temple
To Walk then To FlySurely a paralyzed manTo Walk then To Fly in Free Verse More Like This
Can find the means
If a walking man
Can find the means
UtopiaIn the morning, arrows fellUtopia in Free Verse More Like This
Heaven pierced the veil of Hell
But suffrage afoot shall be cut like a noose
If the Light and the Dark joined in a truce
No firery glances between Good or Bad
No life to be lost, no death to be had
Just one universe in utter unity
Peace abound and unfold and set free
No vagabond patroll the streets
No pools of blood swirling at my feet
No more friendship, no more pain
No blazing sun, no healing rain
No one loves, no one hates
No one starving, and none with full plates
If right and wrong chose peace to hail
No force in the stars could tip The Scale.
In the night, no arrows fell
And Heaven repaired the veil of Hell
All tears and laughter shall be cut like a noose
The price we pay, for a Utopian Truce.
PrevaricatorA warrior, a soldierPrevaricator in Free Verse More Like This
with the spirit to follow
A matyr, an angel
with the heart to give.
a youngster, a kid
with a mind of innocence
An eagle, a giant,
with a great will to live.
A lover, a friend,
with a devotion to others
a breather, a person
with a right and just mind.
a tool, a shaper,
with sharp edges to cut
A judge, a litigator
but one that is blind.
A tamed man, a suitor
with a kind and gentle soul
A magician, a savior
reviving what has rot.
The alpha, the commander
with a brave secret to tell
The truth, in the end
is all of this I am not.
GravityI fell in love with gravity,Gravity in Free Verse More Like This
with the euphoric sensation
of lifeless flight,
with the cobblestone streets
at the sun's slow setting
that beckoned to me
like shimmering orange diamonds
like light from a smoldering
that seemed to rise from
the cracks of hell
like hungry hot hands
that grappled at my most
Was it selfish of me?
I close my eyes,
and nod off the guilt
But I don't go around fire
expecting not to smell like smoke.
And when the force embraced me
I let out my breath
because what more am I
but a bag of surprised,
happened as I gasped
right there and I bled
tears of joy
gravity had accepted me
It had stopped me from floating,
pulled me down out of the sky
like a child yanking a ballon
like an anchor much too heavy
for the ship
And I touched the ground
and it gripped me back,
those hard hot lines and cracks
in the stone
and grain of mineral and rock
pushed into me,
trying to become one with me
and in do
LonelyI'll look in the mirrorLonely in Free Verse More Like This
when the sun comes up
and I'll grimace at the straight rows of teeth,
like lies tied to the wires
that hang from the corners of my mouth
when it twists into a sly grin.
You don't get to ask for love,
and you know you've done something wrong.
You've woken up on the wrong side
of the sun,
where everything is black,
where the lace of her bra
lies dead on your mattress
and where new beginnings
The GracefulThey ate rocks.The Graceful in Free Verse More Like This
What does that mean?
It means they were trying to get back to the Earth
They wanted to return to the soil
without giving up their precious immortality.
these lonely human beings
were willing to grind their very bone into dust
they were willing to digest
the geometric organs
the geographic inards of Gaia herself
if it meant
that they could live
They ate rocks
and it didn't matter if they couldn't breathe
if they couldn't bleed red.
It didn't even matter
if they couldn't love.
these lonely human beings
were willing to bury their hearts in the Earth
if it meant they could live
The Origin of Authentic Love LettersYou told meThe Origin of Authentic Love Letters in Free Verse More Like This
as you sat at my grave
that you would never forget the day
that my last love letter jumped out of your hand
and ran away.
You were reading it in the streets of August
as an angry wind rushed by
and tore the paper out of your hand
and it had animated itself,
tumbled down the street
by the tips of its aged corners,
cartwheeling passionately away
You told me you chased after it
until the end of the street
when God decided to suck it up
into the blanket of the skies
You wrote a new one,
you told me
but it would never be the same
as the original.
The Riddle"What gets strongerThe Riddle in Free Verse More Like This
The more you beat it down
The more you supress it
The more you fight it?"
The answer was obvious.
"My feelings towards you."
SleeplessCut out our eyelidsSleepless in Free Verse More Like This
take them into decorations
consider them considerations of the
Beautiful lonely night
who stays up all of the time
with her thousand twinkling eyes
that never blink
Only to have them ingored
by the stunningly
envious hands of dream
So let us not sleep,
but appreciate the dark
she longs for two like us
of pure and moon-like hearts
duo's like us to run
wild in the streets
from the opaque soldiers
from the pounding of their feet
from the sleep warriors
the minions of the sandman
but we shall make them halt where they stand
For we will paint the town
As they paint their unreal dreams
And we'll take a ride on ambitions
as they take a ride on sleep
And I will gladly trade
an eternity of rest;
a lifetime for a day
If it means we could not sleep
if it meant I could stay
with you through
the neglected night
and act out our dreams
in the faintness of starlight
and when my eyes droop
and my thoughts become tight
I will cut out my eyelids
and forever be alive
Irrelevant.You were changing, I saw it, but you didn't know,Irrelevant. in Concrete Poetry More Like This
You changed from who I love to someone I don't know.
I wanted to see who I loved, so I tried my best,
And I saw her, fleetingly, hidden within your breast.
Now, I beseech you, if you've changed, then change,
Don't throw me away for nothing, that's beyond strange.
Don't torture me with the image, of the girl I still love,
Don't torture me with the image of an angel from above.
If you want to change, then please, do so,
Change into a girl that I don't want to know.
Just don't turn into the girl that I love again,
Because I cannot handle being thrown away again.
So if you want, then stop being the girl I love,
Don't torture me with the girl whom I will always love.
My life is a tragedy.Analyse my life, tragedy or comedy?My life is a tragedy. in Concrete Poetry More Like This
My hubris, the fatal flaw - love as an ideology.
Sure, it has it's moments, but that's just contrast,
The main characters die? Well, none of my friends last.
The main character nearly always dies?
Why does that come as no great surprise?
The death of an innocent has come and gone,
Showing that the ending has already begun.
My life has a few good moments, but lead to my downfall,
My hubris is always present, the start of love, for example.
It needs a contrast to highlight the bad and show it is bad,
Well, in my opinion my life is a tragedy, but maybe I'm mad?
Analyse this man's life from his poetry,
In your opinion, is it a tragedy or a comedy?
Without You.And as the blood runs off of this blade,Without You. in Free Verse More Like This
And drips out onto this far out glade.
I really wish I'd told you no,
I really wish I had told you "don't go".
And as the tears ran from your eye,
I wish I could've made them dry.
But right now I wish more than anything,
That you were mine, because I am nothing.
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.
The Ghost Of Words.Everyone knows it, that blank page, laid bare on the ground,The Ghost Of Words. in Concrete Poetry More Like This
The Ghost of Words, it constantly follows me around.
That blank page, whenever you come to write, is waiting,
It always seems happy to be filled, and yet continues resisting.
That blank page, I see it everywhere, a bare wall, an empty frame,
It's waiting for me to fill it, it hounds me, and it puts me to shame.
There is a constant fear, that one day I will not have the words to fill it,
I'm not scared of much, but the Ghost of Words has deemed me unfit.
One day, I will no longer be able to satisfy this Ghost's hunger,
Will it finally stop hounding me then though, I wonder?
This Ghost of Words, breathing down my neck with my every step,
It awaits to be filled, hounding me and making me savour each breath.
Judges.Why does everyone judge me?Judges. in Free Verse More Like This
Why does everyone think I'm lying?
Why does everyone misjudge me?
Why does nobody want me dying?
Why does the world need me?
If they all think I lie cheat and steal?
I've done it! (I'll have to check... Let me)
Why does it all seem so evil and surreal?
I love you... (Huh, sure you do.)
These judges, this nightmare,
Why do they judge me for what I do?
These people who think I am without a care.
Why does this world seem so evil, so surreal?
Am I really here, persecuted and accused?
Why everyone here think I lie, cheat and steal?
Is this really real, or have I been lied to, cheated and used?
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.
Humble Mediocrity.I see the truth in your web of lies,Humble Mediocrity. in Free Verse More Like This
It's hard to see when you use your eyes.
Problem is, I'm a liar too.
I knew exactly where to look for you.
You're living one of your lies,
As you watch through the eyes,
Of humble mediocrity.
I'm here because someone has heard your plea.
You look at me and you scream for help,
Whilst saying nothing at all and not wanting to tell.
But that's not why I came,
I'm here because of what I became.
I came because I know what you can do,
Because I was once someone just like you.
I was once like you, living a lie.
Which is why I'm here - to silence your cry.
I came because you are a danger to me,
As you watch through your humble mediocrity.
Takes one to know one and I like my privacy,
So please forgive me because I am sorry.
As I look into your dead eyes,
With the potential to see through my lies.
I killed you for you saw my grand life as it really is
- Humble Mediocrity.
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,
Promises, promises...I talked to her today,Promises, promises... in Free Verse More Like This
It was brief, but it went okay.
She seems sad still, but getting better,
I'm glad about that, even if it makes me sadder.
I talked to her yesterday too, tried to win her back,
Didn't work, looks like we can't just go back.
We agreed to not talk for a week you know,
I was too weak for that though...
I broke my promise, I hate to do it, but I have to sometimes,
Anyone knows I don't break them, if they read my rhymes.
Only reason we broke up was I wasn't selfish enough,
So maybe it's a good thing I wasn't too tough.
I still regret making, and breaking, that one last promise to her,
I still really wish I could tell her, "I love you Jennifer."
But no, I can't do that, I have to be keep quiet,
I promised to, but of my promises, I am tired...
Listen to sense.Dear heart,Listen to sense. in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Stop making decisions,
Just give me a reason.Just give me a reason, anyone at all.Just give me a reason. in Free Verse More Like This
To show me that your worth the pain and struggle.
That your worth the heartache of this disease.
Just say something. Anything. Please.
Just one good reason why I should love you so,
but of course you won't, and I'll never know.
Maybe.Maybe I should stop looking for the pot of gold, and just enjoy the rainbow.Maybe. in Free Verse More Like This
What if?If life as we know it ended today, would you fall to your knees and begin to pray?What if? in Free Verse More Like This
Or try and make amends for sins of before, and hope it will lead you to heavens door.
Or would you act like you don't want to know, and hope it's all just a show?
Would you hold your love ones tight, or do something crazy on the last night?
But if it's going to end today, do you even have time to say,
Sorry for all your wrongs, or just tell them what you thought all along.
Even the ones who believed it was true, will be shocked that it actually came through.
So in the end there's not much to say, it's the end of the world.
Have a nice day.
Lost feelingsIt's crazy the way I felt for you,Lost feelings in Free Verse More Like This
Crazy how I truly believed that I loved you right down to the core.
But now I see you, and something's not right, I've lost all feeling.
Thoughts of you don't seem to keep me up all night.
I told my self you have to be the one, all the moments we shared how ever small, they used to keep me dreaming that you were the prince I would meet at the fairytale ball.
But now know those feelings of wonder and love, have seemed to disappear to the heavens above.
And I feel remorse for those feelings I had, the ones that made my skin tingle and hair stand on end.
And those missed heart beats when you said my name, I truly fear that they shall not come again.
What's wrong with me? I thought I'd always feel that way.
But now I'm numb my life feels only grey.
How did you do it?How did you mange to sneak your way into my heart?How did you do it? in Free Verse More Like This
My note books filled with your name,
but I know you'll never feel the same.
But I still wish, and dream and hope,
that you'll be mine soon enough, but I seem to be fending my way up a slippery slope.
But I'm fooling no one not even myself,
because I know we will never be saying "in sickness and in health"
I guess I'll never get to know if we were ment to be, because she came along and clouded your view,
and you will remain unaware because you never knew,
That the love I have was ment for you.
My weekSoaked cheeksMy week in Free Verse More Like This
Two booming voices
Turn to dead silence.
A sleepless night
A comforting cuddle
A reassuring text.
One sided conversations
Picture and no sound
A unspoken apology
A turn around.
Even a smile
Normality is back
May it stay a while.
HollowWalking lonely on the path of life, the dark shadow always at my side.Hollow in Free Verse More Like This
See the light, but as I walk it gets further away.
You are golden, but I'm scared to touch you incase you break like glass.
Why do I feel alone in a room full of strangers, why do I feel like the only one to walk this earth?
Inside my heart feels heavy, but my body feels hollow, one breeze and I might break.
I feel lost, I feel alone but yet I know you are there.
Please always be there.
Midnight kissesIt's late, and it's cold, oh what I wouldn't give to have you to hold.Midnight kisses in Free Verse More Like This
Your arms wrapped around me like a safety net, you plant kisses on my neck.
Shivers run down my spine, when I'm with you I feel electrified.
A soft kiss on the lips, your hands resting on my hips.
The magic look in your eyes, a look that gives me butterflies.
You hold me close and tight, everything feels just right.
You lean down and whisper in my ear, "I really do love you dear"
And with those words I hug you tight, nothing could ruin my night.
You can't always get what you want.You can't always get what you want. in Free Verse More Like This
Is it wrong to want someone all to yourself for just one day....
Just one night...
Under the moonlight on a secluded beach.
Or a day spent in Paris or Nice?
Maybe I'm wrong to be wanting something I can't have,
but I'm still dreaming of a life we could of had.
I've seen my dreams shattered when she's around,
My heart ripped in two, and I'm left feeling like a clown.
And I'm left thinking to myself is there nothing I can do,
to let you know how much I love you?
Floating on FireThe warm air buffets me upwardFloating on Fire in Free Verse More Like This
into happy delirium
only to fall and again
Who are you?Who are you? in Free Verse More Like This
The lost and embraced.
The shunned and the found.
Those who can't see and those who won't.
Those who give and those who take.
There are those of every kind. Of every kith and every kin.
There are those of even keel and there are those of random rudder.
We all float on in this sea of minds, this see of people.
We love and we hate and we hurt and we bait.
We kill and we die, we are all somebody.
Who are you?
PainPain is but a thing. It cometh to all of us but some of us can forget.Pain in Free Verse More Like This
Pain is but a notion. It is what you let yourself feel when you wont feel anything else.
Pain is but a feeling in the flesh. A mere acceptance of a lack of anything else.
Pain is necessary.
Everyone gets hurt. Everyone feels the pain.
It's a step on each of our paths.
Pain is acceptance of loss.
Pain is necessary.
Days of our LivesThey ate the days of our livesDays of our Lives in Free Verse More Like This
Seconds and minutes
Hours and days
These were the days of our lives.
They came and went
And died in our eyes
The world spun
And the people cried.
Come With MeCome with meCome With Me in Free Verse More Like This
Into the meadow of dreams
Where time has no meaning
And the world is without
Where the wind whispers softly
Pleasant comfort in lies.
Sit with me
By the waters of fantasy
Where the tides role in
And the water laps at the ground
Where imaginings have no end
And innocence never dies.
Help me to remember
Help me to forget
Help to lose time
And never to regret
The Dead of NightThe Dead of Night in Free Verse More Like This
The dead of night is not so dead.
The crickets chirp, the dog barks.
The cars roar past, the lamppost Shines.
The dead of night where secret rendezvous occurred,
has gone and died.
Where the wind whistled and that was all,
that could be heard.
Where midnight encounters made lifelong friends,
or enduring enemies.
Where lovers met for quiet embraces.
Where alone on a grassy knoll the only things were you and your thoughts.
The dead of night has gone and died.
The dead of night has gone and died
The crickets chirp, the dogs bark.
The cars roar past, the lamp post shines.
The dead of night where passions sated has passed away.
And a tear falls silently for the way the world was.
The OceanThe Ocean in Free Verse More Like This
Take me to the ocean
Take me to the sea
Lead me to the blue land and
Wish me from the deep
Show me all the splendor
Show me all its terror
Take me to the ocean
Take me to the sea
Bring me to its dark side and
Show me its destruction
I can tell you all the fear
I can tell you all the tears
Take me to the ocean
Wish me from the deep
And tears will be forgotten
And fear will be the past
Show me its destruction.
Take me to its dark side.
WallsTogether we walk this road.Walls in Free Verse More Like This
You and me, against a wall
A wall where we want to stay
A wall that guides us straight
Together we walk this road.
You and I, going to a place
Where the walls will crumble
And the paths with open
Together, you and me.
We walk this path with love.
Of each other and the lives we have.
Up against a wall, where we want to stay.
A wall that guides us straight.
N o v ai.N o v a in Free Verse More Like This
This distance between us
is devouring my lungs.
I'm left here gasping,
trying to suture back together
all the broken nights-
the cigarette burns in my bedsheets.
I'm tracing maps on my limbs,
and I'm painting black holes on my palms,
pressing them into letters
left on my nightstand
untouched and unread.
I keep telling myself
none of this is about you.
But I'm reaching for empty galaxies
as I try to remember what it felt like
to be one of a binary star.
Light-years away, and I'm here-
just another nova on your ceiling,
searching this vast universe for you.
S u p e r n o v aI left my heart in the elevatorS u p e r n o v a in Free Verse More Like This
1,000 floors above your own.
Humming mismatched melodies
to the fallen stars
in your outstretched palms
Your curling fingers
reached out to empty galaxies.
You always longed to leap
from the tallest of skyscrapers,
Believing yourself an angel
who'd merely forgotten how to fly-
As I forgot to tell you:
aren't as pretty
as they sound.
WillowYour confessional arms are Willow trees,Willow in Free Verse More Like This
draping lonely limbs around an empty ink-jar heart.
Scars worn down like henna tattoos.
A night witch scrawling her incantations on blue moons,
rolling her letters into sentences like a curse.
But, it is in these coffee eyes you have found a home.
Battle CryI write poetry to ghosts in my dreamsBattle Cry in Free Verse More Like This
awakening with ink stained sheets
from nights I can't remember,
meaningless phantom words upon my flesh.
And this cigarette between my fingertips
taunts me,"Hey baby, heycatch me on fire
and I'll burn you away." I laugh, hollow
unafraid of flames & smoke & shadows.
I've felt it all before.
I'm washing away the ink with homemade
remedies. Like it never was;
Like I never was.
But there is love on my arms now
smirking and itching away at me.
I'll claw it out a hundred times over
because remembering you
that is worse than self-inflicted injury.
I miss you, and i can't say i'm sorryI miss you in Free Verse More Like This
because these slender, spider fingers
ache to trace the curved letters of your name tag,
emily. i notice you write everything in caps.
( have i ever told you
how much i enjoy saying your name, -EMILY. )
you are screaming to the world, quietly.
but we, we are mid-morning whispers
over stale, back room coffee,
silent eyes, and window pane love.
these hearts were runaways once;
hitchhikers on a trail to nowhere.
you shared pieces of yourself with me then,
emily, between beats and bathroom stalls.
you were a gargoyle under the heat
of july summer. evenings were our playground;
rose garden beasts lingering in feverish night.
Heart:a rebellionHeart: in Free Verse More Like This
in her chest.
she's got skin
unworthy to write
she tapes those
to her limbs
There is love beneath my skin.I am made of love and bones,There is love beneath my skin. in Free Verse More Like This
and all those little things
Floating on cloud nine,
I've got life handcuffed
to my bedpost.
Ocean waves crash
against me as I carve
love into letters,
Signing each one in blood,
Universe GirlsheUniverse Girl in Free Verse More Like This
fell in love
while he was
still a planet;
she could only manage
to fall in love
with shooting stars
in the glare of your eyes.
what more could you truly ask
from a universe girl?
Shy moon,i've got love carved into honeysuckle wrists,Shy moon, in Free Verse More Like This
a murder of crows in my throat,
& a pack of wolves at my back.
i want to know truths behind these myth eyes, &
the distant galaxies under your fingertips.
but, love me. love me, Love.
show me what's beyond Grimm fairy tales
spare me your ribs;
this skyscraper heart
needs a place to go.
Whispered PromiseWhispered PromiseWhispered Promise in Free Verse More Like This
Looking in the mirror what do I see
A cracked reflection staring back at me
Once alive and vibrant, full of life and hope
Empty eyes reflect with no joy at all
Wondering if it would matter if I were here
Would anyone notice if I just up and disappeared
Fading away silently into the shadows grey mist
Never to be seen or heard from again
The sad song of death does call to me
A somber melody that won't let me be
Beckoning me with its sweet serene sound
Its musical notes holding me spell bound
Closing my eyes, releasing all tears~
A chilling touch pulls me near
Wrapping me in a lover's embrace
"Sleep forever, I'll keep you safe"
Dying From LoveDying From LoveDying From Love in Free Verse More Like This
His sweet words touched her heart
Now it is bleeding and torn apart
His gentle touch as he held her hand
Now it is empty as a barren land
His tender kiss across her lips
Ignited something deep within
Now they are parched and dry
Craving moisture that he would provide
He caressed her heart with his love
Now it is screaming from the pain
Dying slowly as she cries in the rain
Tears of an AngelTears of an AngelTears of an Angel in Free Verse More Like This
I don’t know how much longer that I can be strong,
This storm is so great, I feel like I am coming undone,
Winds wrapping around me, I can hardly breathe,
The rains breaking me down, tearing at the seams,
Burning eyes I have, that don’t shed a tear,
The weight upon my shoulders, I can no longer bear
What once was strong and impenetrable, these walls of mine,
Are slowly crumbling around me, dust into the ground
No longer able to shield myself, from all that’s going on,
A heart slowly dying inside, no longer filled with joy,
Sadness and sorrow have engulfed my very soul,
Sometimes I truly wish that I wasn’t here anymore.
Wings battered and bruised, fail me as I fall to my knees,
No longer able to glide and fly, enjoying the breeze,
Dreams that were once so real, burning to nothing but ash,
Are blown away with the wind, floating by so fast,
I watch them as they fade, all my hope is gone,
A sad melody fills my ears, as my tears finally fall…
OvercomeOvercomeOvercome in Free Verse More Like This
I do this...well...when it is needed.
I haven't written in so long
Yet tonight it is needed
For my emotions have been drawn
Like a fountain they pour
All that is inside of me
Silent words never spoken
The tears that are never seen
I am not sure if it will help
I am not sure of much at all
To many emotions
I wish it would stop
I want it all to go away
I wish I truly had wings
Maybe then I would be free
Maybe finding peace and serenity
Yet that is a childish thought
For the world we live in
It will always be a dream...
In the EndIn the end we are all sacks of meat.In the End in Free Verse More Like This
The holier-than-thou saints and the scum of the earth,
The pioneers of industry and the useless dregs of humanity,
We all share the same fate in death.
For all the good we do, for all our hard work, what do we get?
We're dumped in a nice little cherrywood box,
Tossed in the ground and covered in dirt,
And that's if they don't decide to burn us and put our ashes in a jar.
And such is the fate we are all doomed to have,
Yes, this is what we have to look forward to.
Good, evil, rich, poor, famous, unknown,
None of that matters in the end.
At Any MomentAt any moment, we could get lucky;At Any Moment in Free Verse More Like This
Win the lotto, get a promotion, go on a date,
Go to a party, eat with our friends,
At any moment, misfortune could come;
It starts raining, train comes late, food is under-cooked,,
You are robbed, have a fight,
She leaves you...
At any moment, a loved one could die;
Heart attack, car accident, building collapse,
Lung cancer, murdered on the streets,
It leaves you empty...
At any moment, your life could be cut mercilessly short,
And yet, after everything else,
You don't care...
Perchance to ForgetA single rose stands in the midst of a dreary grey,Perchance to Forget in Free Verse More Like This
The only remnant of a time long ago,
A reminder of a brighter past.
I sit here day after day,
Doing my very best to keep this rose,
To keep my dream alive.
And thus far I have been successful,
But I know I can’t keep this up,
For time will eventually run out.
And so I take this rose,
And gently dig her out from the dirt,
Leaving the field barren.
I take this chance to start anew;
I till the soil and plant new seeds,
And water the foundation.
Perchance, I can take this opportunity to forget the past,
And place my focus and energy in the present,
So that I might make a better future.
Happy Father's DayHappy Father's Day in Free Verse More Like This
Tell me boy, what exactly are you worth,
If you can't even remember his voice?
He was with you since the day of your birth,
So explain to me why you made the choice
To forget; to erase everything
And anything that you possibly could?
I still remember how he used to sing
For you on your birthdays, and how he would
Pick you up and plant kisses on your cheek.
Why would you want to lose the memory
Of how he took you to the park each week?
And I beg you to think of the times he
Took off early from work, just to see you,
Or those many nights when he stayed awake,
Cheering you up whenever you felt blue,
Or fed you if you had a stomach ache.
After eleven years of his kindness,
Do you truly believe that it is fair
For you to forget, when there are countless
Other people who to this day, still care?
And though on any other day, I know you would never bother,
I must ask, that you please light a candle in memory of your father.
ReflectionsRealist my friend, you are a bloody fool!Reflections in Free Verse More Like This
Did you honestly think that love was simple?
That everyone on earth has one person that
They are just destined to be with?
I didn't think...
No matter how unlikely it seems,
A Realist can still be a Dreamer.
And will you look where that got you.
When has hope done anything practical,
And since when has dreaming ever helped Superman
Find his Lois Lane?
I don't expect you to understand.
It's just something you feel deep within you.
If you ever felt love before,
You would know.
Come on man!
You have to move on.
If you live in the past
You are sure to miss out on the future.
If I could, don't you think I would have done it already?
No, I don't expect you to know exactly how I felt.
I was on top of the world, and I had my eyes open long enough
To see everything come crashing down...
QuestionsDo you ever wish that you can turn back the clock,Questions in Free Verse More Like This
And set right any wrongs that you have caused others?
Do you ever dream that you can change your fate,
For the better?
More than you can ever imagine.
Do you ever wonder what other people are thinking,
So that you can know your friends from your foes?
Do you ever think about who truly loves you,
And who wants to slip a knife into your back?
Every single day.
Do you ever root for the underdog,
Knowing that their struggle is doomed to fail?
Do you ever hope that the tyranny that surrounds you,
Will crumble into ruin?
I think that you know the answer.
Do you ever wish?
Even though it's all in vain?
EndgameIf these words were myEndgame in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
Very last, it would be fine.
I've lived a good life.
Get Over ItGet out of my dreams!Get Over It in Free Verse More Like This
You said it was over so why don’t you leave?
I don’t care where just get the hell away from me.
They say all’s fair in love in war,
But we both agreed the love wasn’t there,
So why the psychological warfare?
I don’t want much, just a bit of peace,
And I can’t do that
With you on my mind.
Hell, I can’t even say it’s your fault.
It’s me who’s remembering,
It’s just unconsciously.
Whoever said love hurts is a liar,
It only painful when it’s taken from you.
A ThoughtThe best art is madeA Thought in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
By those who care not for fame,
But who love their craft.
In a perfect world,
The Bard's name is a secret,
But his tale is known.
Calypso's PrisonI sit here, trapped on this curséd island,Calypso's Prison in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Forbidden to die, unable to dream
Of a day when my misery might end.
Those times when the callous, spiteful Gods deem
It appropriate to send me a friend;
A companion, or perhaps a lover…
Times that make it seem like my pain might end…
But with Gods so cruel, why do I even bother?
It’s a game to keep me in discontent,
Hateful fun to keep me isolated,
To have me wish that eternity might end.
Ages I’ve hoped, and ages I’ve waited,
But it seems as if the Fates are content,
To leave me prisoner in paradise.
Lucifer's fallLucifer's fall in Free Verse More Like This
Look at yourself!!Look!
You're the brightest star of them all.
See,darling,you're the most beautiful one,
But still,you chose to fall.
Your wings shattered,
And your soul went black,
Did you ever regret it,my dear?
You keep it silent,there's no way back.
You left heaven behind you,
Do you miss it? I know I do,
I miss the innocence and the glitter,
The sweetness of the clouds and the truth.
I miss my wings,
Yes,honey,I lost them too.
See,when you fell,
I jumped. I fell with you.
I just wish you'd take me in your embrace,
Hold me tight and never let me go
Your sinful lips on mine,
Send me the wind and I'll know.
I can feel you all over,
My body is sinful,my soul is almost gone
I know the taste of your scent,love,
And I know your body is still warm.
And one day,I just felt the known heat;
I felt your lips on my neck,your arms around me
I looked at the mirror,how fucking good we are together.
And in that darkness,I knew,you'll never leave.
BulimiaI put my head up,looked at the mirror.Bulimia in Free Verse More Like This
"Look at you",I said.
"Your eyes are red of crying,
Your face blushed of pain,
You have a scar on your hand,
Thanks to your teeth".
I really tried to be perfect,mama,
I really am trying.
Why do I keep hurting the ones I love?
And my heart is beating fast.
I think I am gonna fall.
Catch me,darling,don't disappoint me.
I need the smell of your skin on me now.
I love you.
My thoughts are lost in the paths of their perfection.
I am a stranger there.
And I was still looking at the mirror.
Talking to myself.
Staring at my own bulimic reflection.
"Look at you!You are beautiful even when you cry!".
Pandora's boxPandora's box in Free Verse More Like This
I opened this box
I know he told me not to
I just couldn't resist
That was my forbidden fruit.
It was the only wrong I did,
My one mistake,
But I am allowed to have sins
I am just a woman made of clay.
I watched the darkness Embrace the Earth
Earth,that you,Mother Gaia,left us.
I watched the colors turn to grey.
Hate. Sickness. Envy. Lust.
Yes,I removed the lid
It wasn't even heavy
I guess I saved him somehow.
That trap wasn't even made for me.
But you know,
Zeus loves his sons.
He put a remedy at the bottom-
Hope-when you think all is done.
And I watched the centuries pass
Suffocating,drowning in my own "whys"
I could have saved these innocent souls
Now,the world echoes with my cry.
I don't have any words to say,
My lips make sinful sounds
I would rewind the time if I could,
But the world keeps spinning around.
Mon cheriMon cheri in Free Verse More Like This
Pull me closer to yourself,mon cheri,
This night is full of wonder
And never let me go,mon amour,
Kiss me under the lights of a thunder.
Let it rain
And hold me tight.
Seal a promise on my lips
And it will be alright.
Take a piece of my heart,
I would give it to you either way.
Hear the clock tick
It's telling you to stay.
I love when you call me "love'',mon cheri,
And I absolutely love your skin on mine.
You're holding me in your arms,
Oh,what a beautiful way to die.
Don't ever let me go,
My blood runs faster through my veins,
If I ever had to leave,
On my last breath"Mon Cheri"would be the last words to say.
Have you ever been in love,grandpa?Have you ever been in love,grandpa? in Short Stories More Like This
Why is something in my stomach pulling me down,grandpa?
Why do I feel sick?
Why do I have a need to throw up when I think of him,when I realize I miss him?
I need him,grandpa.
More than living beings need the sun.
You understand what I mean,dear.
I remember your stories,please tell them one more time.
All I need now is a cup of hot milk,without the cream,like what you used to make me when I was just a little girl,when I didn't know pain,when I didn't know love.
I want to listen,grandpa. I really do.
I am happy,yet why do I cry?
You found your woman. And I found him.
I need to touch him,look at him.
I just want to fall asleep in your embrace,like I never used to,grandpa. I need that someone takes care of me,and you always did.
I don't want to cry because of Disney cartoons' endings,I really don't.
I miss him,grandpa.
Have you ever been in love? What is love?
I need his hands in my hair. I need his eyes on me.
It's not that I can't live without him. I just don't want to.
He's my everythi
The girl who lovesThe girl who loves in Free Verse More Like This
Play with it.
Then throw it.
I don't need it,not without you.
I am cold,dead when you're away.
You might as well break the son of a bitch into two.
I told you,stay away from me.
I am pure sin,I bathe in others pain.
But look what happens when a sin meets the Devil,
Dancing in the dark,kissing in the rain.
I never knew there could be someone,
Someone as sinful as me.
My darkness,your touch has enchanted my soul.
And now,you're calling me your queen.
But what are we,my love?
Just a couple of mortals gone to the bad?
In the end,we are all humans
Without many words left to be said.
So here's my heart,on the silver plate.
I kept my lips silent,my body was in your arms.
I am falling,I know this is hell,
But promise me I'll be your lucky charm.
I need to be your other part,
The one I am,the one brighter than your moon,
The pretty face you kiss in the mornings,
Love,you made me trust you.
RomeRome in Free Verse More Like This
You are so young,my love.
The wind in your hair even knows your time
And the sky,it lives in your heart
In the end,nothing's even worth a dime.
You speak of war as if it's a game
But when does it end?
If I give you peace,
Would you try to live enough to tell
There are no monsters under your bed
And no beasts within your satin sheets
The nights are full of fire
And the fire's full of heat
"If to smoke you turn,
I shall not cease to fiddle while you burn"
Dear Rome...You gave us happiness and joy
But your walls hold darkness somewhere in return
-I will build you up again,my dear Rome,-
I looked at the waves of the sea.
-But I want to see how you burn first.-
You can't stop the time,it runs free
If you come closerIf you come closer in Free Verse More Like This
Don't come closer,I'll fall in love.
Stay away,I kill.
This dagger in my hand shines so bright.
It awakes a special thrill.
But you came closer,I fell for you too fast.
You're so close to me it hurts
I trusted you too much,
But words...They are just words.
I want you to know my dreams,
Hold them between your ribs.
You own my every paper-cut,
my wishes and my sins.
I like to bury my head in your neck
And feel your arms around me
I like your fingers in my hair
In these cold Decembers,you're my heat.
I warned you-Stay away
But I wanted you close.
You pulled me to yourself
You're my thorns and I am your rose.
You're my naked trees and the green grass.
You're everything to me,love.
My eyes' shine and heart's beat.
I'm addicted to your touch.
Don't leave-My tears beg.
Your fingers are locked between mine.
Tik-Tok,you're here now,holding me.
It's us against the time.
CasanovaCasanova in Free Verse More Like This
In the old town of Venice
The sin was born
One man, in the moonlight,
Took a woman's soul
She got doomed
But it seemed fair
That one night with him
With nothing left to tear
Centuries have passed
Even the rain turned cold
The sin lived
In the other men's blood
He looked at me and said
"Be the flame not the moth"
He was hypnotizing,
But he's Casanova, he can't love.
He likes numbers
And I was 24
I gave my body to his arms
I used to cry back then, but not anymore
That one night,
I remember it well
The stars came down
With no words to tell
Because we were one
Under the endless sky
The morning you left
Every part of me died.
You think you're in love
You have to grow up"
And yesterday I saw him,
I guess he hurt the one he loved,
His look wasn't hypnotizing
Maybe, he got a broken heart
You have to become a man
To treat a girl right
This life, you know,
Is one big fight
But still, I'd come back
I'd give myself to you
Only if you said
You love me too...