Misery's GardenMisery's Garden:Misery's Garden in Free Verse More Like This
Through the cold ice we trekked, the Reaper and I.
His face an ever-shifting grin, oscillating between joy and malice...
With quick, light-footed steps, he lead me to a warm green meadow.
A small hut in the distance, a little garden beside.
Where a hunchbacked man, covered in boils and open wounds;
Bearing a crooked jaw and gnarled hands, tilled the earth.
"Egh yew ooh wha gu wan!"
I was so startled by the hunchback's sudden outburst,
That I jumped and gripped the Reaper's cloak in fright,
Yet as soon as he had seen me, the hunchback's eyes glazed over;
He appeared to forget about our presence...
I had to admit, I was very curious
And I wished to move in close so I could inspect him.
Reaching out with my hand to clasp his own;
I was assailed by horrid visions.
In one instance I was a collector of night soil,
Abuse hurled at me like stones and I the accepting target.
For to speak was to open this torn mouth of mine
And that would merely draw a mocki
War TuneWar Tune:War Tune in Free Verse More Like This
I've got another beat for all my hard gamers,
Rockin' in 'Bloodfall', rank hall of famer.
Arena top ten, I'm the mage known as Ryda,
Got a femmie avatar; cute little strider.
You better come with me, if you want to live.
I'm roastin' up a storm with the fire that I give.
Meteor crash, I'm the king of all the stunners,
You better think twice if you're the knight or a gunner.
And if you talk big all them haters give you crap;
They cryin' on the field cause I bag 'em in the sack.
I'm sorry that you paid, but I went and broke your back.
Cash shop wings; I'll just rip em in a stack.
Cause even if you shellin' out dough to be the best,
I'm an Asian gamer and that's the fuckin' test!
I click at a rate that'll make you all explode.
Cause I control the lag and the inner matrix code.
And if you tried to ask me, I'd say that its a fact;
I'm Kirigaya Kazuto dressed up in black.
-Unofficial Release by Chen Yuan Wen, 12th April 2013
Arguing With A MirrorArguing With A Mirror:Arguing With A Mirror in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Ah greetings mister Chen, to what do I owe this dubious pleasure?
Don't play around with me man, you know I'm outta material...
Oh? So it would seem that our mighty street thug has finally come crashing down
Have you come to apologise for putting me aside?
Perhaps you finally realised how important I am for creativity
Say whatever you want pal, but I need some juice and I need it now!
And what makes you think I'll help you this time?
If you recall correctly Chen, was it not you who pushed me out?
As far as I remember, you said you wanted to be "real"
You said that my "expertise" was not currently needed
What can I say, I'm an inconsistent freak, ain't that why we're talkin'?
Clearly your manners could use some work, you ought to be begging me!
Well sorry Johnny English, beggin' just ain't what I do y'know
Sides, let's get down to brass tacks here, you're me! If I book it, you book it
Do you believe you have some sort of h
How to Form A Metal BandHow to Form a Metal Band:How to Form A Metal Band in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Note: This is just a humour piece and is not a part of the appeal so just sit back and relax ^^
--Step One: Can you growl/be really high-pitched?--
a) Yes: Proceed to the next step
b) No: Find a new job
--Step Two: What does your growl/shriek sound like?--
a) OO-WAH-Ah-Ah-Ah: You are mentally unsound, proceed to heavy or death metal
b) SHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA: You are a viking wannabe, proceed to power or heavy metal
c) IIIRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA: Demons possess your throat, proceed to death or black metal
d) *Unintelligibly high shrieking noise*: You might have been born in a dirty cradle, proceed to black or power metal
e) ULULULULULULULULULU: Wrong genre, find a new job...
--Heavy metal: What do you like to sing/growl about--
a) I don't like to sing, I just like to growl: In that case find a female singer with a good voice so you can growl away while she sings. You may need to s
Under YouUnder You:Under You in Free Verse More Like This
Beneath the surface of the water,
There is silence, peace and darkness.
To mute the mouths of men,
To drown the voice of the world.
Surrounded by ignorance,
I choose not to hear your whispers.
Without death or pain,
Without birth and life;
Surrounded by denial,
I reject this sense of self.
Without colour or light,
Denying all that is around me;
Surrounded by emptiness,
I am blind within this cage.
Muted, ignorant and blind,
I sleep beneath the surface of the lake.
Eternally drenched, eternally drowned,
I am the you beneath the surface.
-Chen Yuan Wen, 8th July 2013
She Waits For MeShe Waits For Me:She Waits For Me in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Her touch is mercilessly chilling
When she appears inside my room
I can hear her gibbering softly
As she mutters words of doom
The lady pushing the brink of delusion
I am cornered to the edge of my waning sanity!
I shatter mirrors and reflective surfaces
To preserve some sense of humanity
Yet they say my delirium is a mere illusion...
Ha! They judge the things that they cannot see
She comes to me in depths of the night
Because she knows I cannot flee
Do you know the feeling of waking up
With her grinning face before me?
Rotting teeth and swollen flesh;
It would be better not to see!
But tonight I shall end this worthless pain
With a single act, let it all be done
I will burn my eyes and cast them out
For our game has just begun...
"Come spirit, let us end this you and I..."
-Chen Yuan Wen, 7th July 2012
The Assumption PoemThe Assumption Poem:The Assumption Poem in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
There once was a pirate whose name was Big Brock
He was a young lad with a really big-
Gun and he tried to hold up this young lass!
He bent her right over and swiped her sweet-
Chain that she kept in her pocket out front
He took it and ran while he called her a-
Fool for keeping something nice on her dress
He ran to a bar and squeezed one young maid's-
Hand when he asked her to go out on a date
Before the big night he would go master-
Swordsmanship skills and a punch that was slick
Maybe later she would go suck on his-
Plant that was filled with some rum by the door
He smiled when she arrived for she looked like a-
Pretty young lass who was ready for love
If you thought this was dirty you can go **** yourself!
"The last word was 'love' :3"
-Chen Yuan Wen, 14th April 2012
Hunting the WitchHunting the Witch:Hunting the Witch in Free Verse More Like This
I tracked her down to a squalid cave
Where the entrance smelled of rotting flesh.
Putrid and vile, bloated with maggots;
It stung the nose with every breath.
I avoided choking and steeled my will
For the mouth was a facade to deter the weak.
But the inside was opulent, rich and vibrant;
It matched the prey which I had to seek...
She sat in the center, confident and calm
Displayed on a throne of solid gold.
She wore a dress of beautiful silk
Red in colour, and very bold...
Her scent reminded me of gentle flowers
It soothed the soul to behold this sight.
She appeared in the form of an ancient goddess;
Bathed in a pillar of mystical light...
Do you like what you see, my dearest hunter?
She cooed in musical twit.
I'm afraid I do, my fairest lady
I'll admit that I liked her a bit.
She smiled and stood from her golden throne;
Coming close without a hint of fear...
She licked her lips and smiled at me
Shall I please you now my dear?
Dark Sadistic Muse:Dark Sadistic Muse:Dark Sadistic Muse: in Free Verse More Like This
I seat myself before the computer,
With fingers poised over fading keys.
Eagerly awaiting my latest epic;
Yet frozen by a lack of inspiration.
Here I sit, staring at the blank document.
The dark background mirroring the world behind me.
I swallow hard as my body locks;
Hairs tense as I sense her arrival...
Slender fingers soon wrap themselves around my throat.
With claw-like nails digging in painfully,
They prick the skin that lies just beneath my Adam’s apple;
Leaving me nursing a rather painful necklace.
"Your hands aren't moving," she coos softly,
Her clawed fingers gently stroking my chin.
"Why is that, I wonder?" she asks with a grin.
Her expression reveals a pair of pointed canines,
Both framed by lips as seductive as sin.
"I'm sorry my lady", I whisper in reply.
The excuse tumbles slowly from a paralyzed tongue.
"I have had no inspiration you see;
No dreams with which I am able to write."
She laughs at this; cruel and cold,
Tossing me from
In Case You're BoredIn Case You're Bored:In Case You're Bored in Free Verse More Like This
For those who are bored with seeing teenage relationships on the FP. Here is a bonus, Disturbed-style, Chen piece to entertain you all.
What Lives Inside of Me:
Locked away inside
Dreaming of evil rising up in me
Let me play with your-
I will break through the walls of sanity
Leave me pure inside
Take away all of my humanity
Will I kneel before-
The corpses stained by the need for your sanctity?
Will you be mine? Or will I break you again-
The beast is swelling up inside of me
A temptuous lie, from the moment that you denied
The demon that you knew you grew to be
The swirling mist of a blood red fog...
Descending down upon this untamed dog...
Just wash away, the sins of man...
Blood red stains as I, held her rotting hand!
Awaken me! but leave me broken inside-
Colder sins that never left from me
The demon inside, is something I can't control
Kill him now before he drags y
.we buy flowers. in Free Verse More Like This
just to watch them wither and die
just to see their once velvet petals
give up and fall
to the windowsill below
.misery loves. in Free Verse More Like This
long as it's
on his terms
and i've a
if i just play
by the rules
.some people are dead. in Free Verse More Like This
long before they die -
there's just no burial
for the spirit
.the sun did not. in Free Verse More Like This
kiss my skin
yesterday, he slept
face around noon
and then went back
to bed; the
QuestioningQuestioning in Free Verse More Like This
Can you _ _ _ _ half-heartedly?
you are no
You're part-time; a
"STOP _ _ _ _
Eye--Eye-- in Free Verse More Like This
even red-rimmed & dripping
I cannot look away, ---!
Open for me
show me not myself
deep inside, hidden, locked, unfathomable
I cannot read your message
but let me read on, ---!
look into me
show me that you understand
will be satiated, satisfied, happy, loved
eyes closed and smiling
Woman is still RainWoman is still Rain,Woman is still Rain in Free Verse More Like This
but this time I am no flower;
I am Sadness, Desolation, Lonliness.
But Woman will wash my sadness away
blanket the land and drown out desolation.
Connect me precipitately to Another
and together we will sing praise to the Rain
Hearts in a BottleHearts in a Bottle in Free Verse More Like This
I've been writing
that perhaps I love
(this) family; (mine)
and I wish
(starlight, starbright, first star I see tonight)
that I could tell them
how much it hurts to have a _ _ _ _ _ that
bottled up inside
You never hear marriage songsThere are so many love songsYou never hear marriage songs in Free Verse More Like This
(but never any love
and for a moment
"Why aren't there any songs about being married?")
I've heard proposals too
(and chuckled thinking about honeymoons
and fantastic getaways;
buying your family a home,
and raising kids,
and confined spaces,
and pets! (cats, dogs, or fish?),
and what to wear,
when to wear it,
(whom to wear it for),
who gets the remote?
who sets the thermometer
who has to sleep on the left side?
who has to come home for lunch
every day and let the dog out?
who has to clean up after the cat?
who wants to cook? who can cook?
and before I can ask anything else)
Says the Lord to his Lady...Says the Lord to his Lady... in Free Verse More Like This
"What mask will I wear to the ball?"
And your stoic eyes search for reprieve.
"What waltz will we dance?
which duet to sing?"
I giggle and my eyes dance in glee
"Or what would I wear to your funeral, my dear?"
my mirth continuing to grow;
"You've still got a eulogy to write"
and I let a smile show.
Your heart starts to bicker
Play me a SongGive me something sorrowfulPlay me a Song in Free Verse More Like This
play me something sad.
I need something cliched-
I want to know I'm bad;
bad at all this bullshiting,
at all the fake tears and duress.
I'm horribly melodramatic
and painfully underdressed
for such an old fashioned role
And in such a listless time
I need to know-
I need to know why
the fuck my thought
s betray me; why I
can't think anymore
, why I'm so emp
There are Scissors n my PocketAlways keep a little;There are Scissors n my Pocket in Free Verse More Like This
(less than skimming off the top)!
You're standing on an edge with a long way to go
we're tied at the ankles,
And I won't let you know...
Sidewalk GamesSidewalk Games in Free Verse More Like This
I passed a man moving on the sidewalk tonight.
He seemed to be playing leapfrog;
(bags chairs table
over his grocery cart
then push his grocery cart
and leap the heap he'd made
then bags chairs table)
'til he wandered towards me;
I'd messed up the order, and leaped half the heap.
(I wanted to ask to help
but didn't even say hi.)
I asked how he was doing
(and I imagined he'd been evicted
or given boot by an angry wife
but) when he noticed I'd spoken,
L ineffable IILe sang se répand,L ineffable II in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
Les feuilles se colorent.
Le sens du Koyo.
Sur sa tombe/On her graveMon dernier baiser fut pour elle!Sur sa tombe/On her grave in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
She got my one last kiss!
FamilleJe ne grandis plus.Famille in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
Les parents vieillissent
Ma pensée mûrit
La sorciereUne jolie rousseLa sorciere in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
Pourquoi es-tu si pâle?
Le bûcher t'attend.
EchiquierReine ou pion?Echiquier in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
Tous terminent dans une boite
Le but de ce jeu.
La dichotomie des poupees russesIls vont et viennentLa dichotomie des poupees russes in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
La mer m'apaise
Elle est son double
La lloronaElle pleureLa llorona in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
Tous les mots m'appellent
L'eau coule en moi
Ma madeleine de ProustLe linge sècheMa madeleine de Proust in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
C'est un brin de lavande
Marque-pageLisant un livreMarque-page in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
Je fus interrompue par toi
Un morceau de soie
barcelona is burningi owe you an apology-barcelona is burning in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
you, in the crowd,
the one panicking about reading
or the mess at home
or the sheer volume of people
pressing into you like corners;
the woman who birthed me into this world
through hours of agony
as though that wasn't enough
because doctor appointment after therapy appointment after residential stay after thirtieth pound lost,
i've put you through countless
warped into months of agony
you never asked for;
and you, oh, mostly you.
you, because as hard as i've beaten my own heart into the wall,
and as deep as i let you bury mine,
i know, somehow, i managed to do the same to you.
you left, and i left two weeks after.
every night was a terror;
every morning was a letdown.
i ached constantly
and threw myself into books
like they would become oxygen masks until i could breathe on my own again.
and here's the thing, you know,
because you would knock my legs out from under me again and again.
"let's fall back in love," you'd say,
and i would fall to
learning to forget how to readi hate it a littlelearning to forget how to read in Free Verse More Like This
with my bottom lip
pulled between your teeth
it's like moonlight,
the only light by which
i really see you
i don't know how to think
(about you, anything, this)
and everything you do
is balanced on a scale,
waiting for so much as a breath
to knock it from its centre
(if you don't ask me
to come over, if you
greet me with a television
or hands in my jeans, if
you wait for me before i
leave you in the morning, if
you kiss me upon awakening
or sleeping or as i drift
between the boundaries of
here and with you,)
i am just caught in the tides
the ebb and the flow
as i fail continually
that i am more to you
than just a body
to hold onto at night
and without knowing you
too much past your body
and copy shops,
i am afraid to so much as
think of this
(the fear is sharp,
yet i know better
than to lie)
for those who want to be in loveyou want to fall in lovefor those who want to be in love in Free Verse More Like This
hard enough to break your bones and
lighten your feet
lighten your heart
so softly that the butterflies you feel
pattering with their gossamer wings
beneath the cage of your ribs
and the breath,
blue in the summer,
can kiss you and the monarchs
as sweetly as your love
and her lips.
you dream of them at night.
silken like clean bedsheets,
familiar as your favourite chair
when you curl up with
a mug of herbal tea.
you feel at home
with her body curled in yours,
only able to sleep
with her skin under your fingers
scenting the blankets
with something no perfume
could ever mirror.
you write love letters
you dream emptily
unless she is there.
you want to fall in love
the way the gods drink ambrosia,
you want to treat her
better than their nectar,
sweeter than honeybees
and their summer-sticky feet.
you want a love beyond poetry,
from winter flurries
to springtime rosebuds
to summer sweet lemonade
to autumnal red leaves u
moments of being awakehearing from youmoments of being awake in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
gives me road rash
the kind the drunk man
who touched the shoulders of women
in long, lingering lashes
gets when he's thrown
from the bar
it slaps me in the face
harder than winter wind
after a night spent
alone in a bed
or not alone in a bed
i wonder if you wonder
if i'm sleeping with somebody
if i'm in love and happy
if i'm alone and miserable and
aching for someone like you
because i admit i do-
i spend some time
wondering about you.
from the eyes of a loverit's easier to write about yourselffrom the eyes of a lover in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
from the eyes of your lover
over the beauty of eyes that turn into the golden hour
or smile lines you hope mean many more to come.
it's easier to let yourself be loved
when someone tells you, no, shows you
everyday with every breath they take every second
that you are born from immaculate conception,
borne from the ashes of something that needed to shed its skin
to let the love come in.
i guess it's not too much of a secret
that i'm not easy to love-
wires stick to my skin
and i bury them back in-
but god, when i let him in-
god, i know i've done something right.
he makes me feel less alone
when i don't want to breathe;
every cup of tea he brings me
has just the right amount of sweetness
without having a grain of sugar;
he kisses my cheek
and the butterflies in my belly
like i've never been kissed in my life.
i hope you find love
that makes being who you are
a little bit easier,
i hope you find love
that gives you hope
that you m
sugar freetoday my stomach told me i got a letter from you.sugar free in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
it clenched and cursed,
seeing my name on an envelope with no stamp,
cursive writing and no return address.
i didn't know.
once i did though, my stomach swung
its angry fists and crowed,
I TOLD YOU SO.
it was right.
my hands were like stoplights
in a hurricane,
malfunctioning and saying stop
when i turn green,
shaking with each gust.
i don't want to read how you are
or if you still love me.
i don't want to feel anything
or see you in my mind's film reel,
now shorn and with glasses,
it makes me swoon on my feet
and not in that lustful, romantic, 1950s way
but the kind that makes me fade
and fall if i'd been standing.
i didn't acknowledge your letter
sitting bold as brass, alone on the paint-stained
coffee table from when you helped me
i didn't look at it- i looked everywhere but
your tidily-scrawled envelope bearing my name.
it made me feel you were dead-
your uniform made me feel you were dead.
100 sunday crosswordsthis is a story of broken pieces100 sunday crosswords in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
letting go feature by feature;
shattered pieces, ice rain,
and something blacker than sadness
turning from snowfall to knives
and the scarlet ground that follows.
this is about knowing when to stop
but never knowing the time.
because fingers snap louder in the cold,
they shiver and shake, shiver and shake
until the tremours turn to bone
and you feel it when they break.
a century's warning isn't enough to prepare for an earthquake;
a thousand years is still a blink when the last sinews
there is nothing welcome about the open air
and how it bites your exposed skin,
its teeth sharpen and gnash,
dull enamel that scrapes,
and the bleeding won't tell you
how it stops.
just because you have spent a hundred sundays
pouring over the globe's crosswords
doesn't mean you'll find that eight letter word,
for a warning sign of dissipation.
you will never see the end nearing,
you will never know when to stop,
i swear you will,
feel the way the
the first poem i wrote since i told you i love youthe star-soaked stainsthe first poem i wrote since i told you i love you in Free Verse More Like This
that covered our nudity
gives way at last
to a tequila sunrise,
so low in the sky;
it's still bright enough
to sting my eyes,
and yet i can't bring myself
to hate it.
your body next to mine,
every effort is made
to move a heavy limb
because any space
is space i don't want.
i am sometimes humbled
by my feelings,
the way they swell
in my throat
just how the ocean
tastes the shore.
there is always something new
to find hidden in my heart,
summoned by my words,
or the salt of your skin
wearing like wind on shale
i don't think i can ever tell you
i love you enough.
if i could, i would never get dressed
so that you could never be sad-
a rewind every time
my clothes touch the floor,
never anything but nude, not naked
because with you i can be bare
i can let you see my entirety
and leave my arms uncrossed,
i can let you in
and not fear that you will break me,
or force my inner things out.
i can love you with open arms
and my lip
a lack of language, in coloursyou tell me you miss mea lack of language, in colours in Free Verse More Like This
and that i am more beautiful
than any girl in georgia
or even barcelona.
everything is fitting like magic
between fingers when they
and i swear for the past three nights,
that's all i've dreamt.
give me acrylics
and i still can't make you see
the exact shade of warm
you are to me.
give me the ocean
and there are not enough waves
in its body
to show just the way i feel
when our own vessels move together.
seven months since we last said goodbye,
since we last said hello-
i could fill libraries
to love you.
what i really want to ask
is if you think you can
love me this time.
when someone you loved becomes a memoryi'm interested in things falling,when someone you loved becomes a memory in Free Verse More Like This
and being forgotten.
i like to see
it makes me realise
i'm not the only thing
when i look,
i see passing eyes
roam the lines of my arms,
italian winding roads,
and quickly rush away
into their houses.
nobody likes to watch
if it isn't a crash,
a tragic accident,
an innocent death
at a hundred miles per hour,
but a drawn out,
a condemned building
with cracking windows-
you will always see
the whites of their eyes
as they turn away
so as to never meet
TRACTEUR ET SANS REPROCHE (Hymne du LSA)TRACTEUR ET SANS REPROCHE (Hymne du LSA) in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
TRACTEUR ET SANS REPROCHE (LSA song)
J'suis pas ben né
Mais je fracasse
Tout' les bécasses
Dans la luzerne
Je chop' germaine
C'est moi, connard
Dans mon tracteur
J'ai jamais peur
Quand j'rentre l'soir
J'veux du pinard
Et de la daube
Servie en robe
J'enlève mes boots
Pour voir le foot
Torch' les enfants
C'est moi, connard
Dans mon tracteur
J'fais mon beurre
Ué, c'est la classe
Matte la bécasse
Avec un rôt
Un aut' pastis
Avec mon fils
Tandis qu'sa sur
Lave le tracteur
C'est moi, connard
Dans mon tracteur
J'fais mon beurre
Frantz, octobre 2012, avec du vin.
L'OMBRE X - SHADOW XL'ombre XL'OMBRE X - SHADOW X in Free Verse More Like This
Reflets du soir sur l'eau salée
Les vagues avalent ton absence
Evening's reflections on salty water
Waves swallowing your absence
Frantz, 23 january 2012
COMPTINE DE LA LUNESur l'air de « Au clair de la lune »COMPTINE DE LA LUNE in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Au clair de la lune
L'argent brille en l'eau
Triste, la lagune
Reflète un halo
Et de blonds cheveux
Noire et pâle escorte
D'une âme sans vux.
Sa face livide
Songe à d'autres cieux
Ses yeux clairs dévident
Leurs derniers adieux
Lui, seul, misérable
Pleure son amour
Son ange adorable
Morte au point du jour.
"Éclair de la lune
Porte-moi au loin
Du lit de Neptune
Je n'ai pas besoin
D'un blanc coquillage
Mais de sang d'Azur
Pour mon maquillage
Un peu d'argent pur."
Le clair de la lune
A ouvert sa porte
De rêve et de rune
À la jeune morte.
L'OMBRE VI - SHADOW VI(english translation below)L'OMBRE VI - SHADOW VI in Free Verse More Like This
Mon amante dans la mer
Frantz, novembre 2011.
Crowned with foam
My mistress in the sea
Consumed by stars
Frantz, november 2011.
iaido XXVArticuler le sable et l'invisible // articulating sand and the imperceptibleiaido XXV in Free Verse More Like This
THE BLACK HOLE - LE TROU NOIR(French version below)THE BLACK HOLE - LE TROU NOIR in Free Verse More Like This
I have lost what I had not.
J'ai perdu ce que je n'avais pas.
Frantz, mars - march 2012.
Assaisonner les abysses / Seasoned in the abyssIl vogue au sudAssaisonner les abysses / Seasoned in the abyss in Free Verse More Like This
cascadé de chaos rampant
- spirit in black
Cascaded by crawling chaos
he sails south - spirit
Frantz, mai 2013.
Best DiseaseWaves crash through the emptiness that fills the air aroundBest Disease in Free Verse More Like This
Beating rocks upon the shore with silence as their sound
Sunset melts across the sky and paints the clouds with color
Lying there beside you, something wondrous like no other
Suddenly, the blades start slicing through my very skin
Every knife upon your tongue that came from far within
Running through the thickest forest, dirt rests in my cuts
Throwing knives into my flesh, the blade coated in rust
And though you are the one that scarred me, brought me to my pain
I continue dreaming of our kiss inside the rain
Maybe you have broken me, and maybe you’re impure.
But your love is the best disease, and you’re the only cure.
I'll Just Say What's On My Mind...I’ll just say what’s on my mindI'll Just Say What's On My Mind... in Free Verse More Like This
For everyone to hate.
I used to cry myself to sleep
And slice my skin with blades.
I wrapped a belt around my neck
In hopes of lifelessness,
And after failing even that,
I remained emotionless.
My mother used to cry all day
And my dad used to be ill.
My sister attempted suicide
By swallowing the pill.
My mother tried to kill herself
And we almost watched her fall.
She swallowed gulps of whiskey
And she blamed me for it all.
I have hallucinations,
And delusions, and depression
And fighting my own demons
Has become a slight obsession.
I’ll just say what’s on my mind
For everyone to see.
This is who I am, and hey!
I’m still okay with me.
Does that make me Different?I wear make up. Does that make me fake?Does that make me Different? in Free Verse More Like This
I cry. Does that make me emo?
I have male friends. Does that make me slutty?
I smile a lot. Does that make me weird?
I laugh loud. Does that make me preppy?
I have anxiety. Does that make me a freak?
I have Bipolar Disorder. Does that make me abnormal?
I respect people. I change for me, and only me. I have a past, but I know I have a future.
Does that make me different?
But at least it makes me
You don't just die.Do you understand?You don't just die. in Free Verse More Like This
The blade against your wrist
Doesn't just slice your skin.
It cuts through others
Do you understand?
You don't just kill yourself.
You kill everyone.
From YOUR goodbyes.
Do you understand?
You don't just die.
You take everyone down
I AmI am the shadow, and I am the lightI Am in Free Verse More Like This
I am the sunlight, and I am the night
I am the battle, and I am the fighter
I am the water, and I am the fire
I am a raindrop just ready to fall
I am the world, and yet…
No one at all.
Love AgainHear my worries, fear my criesLove Again in Free Verse More Like This
Dread the whispered lullabies
Drown beneath the spinning skies
Feel the truth you can't deny
Taste the blood upon your tongue
Feel the poison fill your lungs
I am she who lies among
Those who know where things belong
Feel the weapons kiss your skin
Listen to the screeching wind
See my power, watch me win…
And never fall in love again…
Black, White, and Red.You watched me melt into a dark surface.Black, White, and Red. in Free Verse More Like This
Black paint upon the skies,
Stars sprinkled among the canvas.
Moonlight, shining from the corner of your eye.
Atramentous areas surround me.
Fog blankets the land,
Letters written to me in charcoal.
You’ve painted the world,
Bright lights shining in my face.
Bleached eyes, staring back at me.
A world so empty, so dull.
The silver blade sinks into my neck.
I’ve painted my skin,
Upon my doorstep.
Whispers dance among my
Fire burns bright,
Flames upon roses
And causing blisters along our skin.
Warmth melting into our souls.
A knife slices through my flesh,
As blood drips down my shoulders.
You’ve painted my world, black.
I’ve painted my skin, white.
And I've splattered the walls with red.
And Daddy always lied.My legs are covered in bruisesAnd Daddy always lied. in Free Verse More Like This
And I have a scar by my left eye.
I’m not allowed to smile, though
And I’m not allowed to cry.
I think my right arm’s broken
But shh, don’t tell my dad.
He doesn’t like to worry bout me
When he’s already mad.
I have a burn on my left wrist
From when he pushed my arm
Against the stove, the hot, hot stove
And did a bit of harm.
I have a bear, a teddy bear.
He doesn’t have a name.
He makes me better every time
I’m feeling hurt and shame.
Today, my dad came home kind of late
A beer still in his hand.
I closed my eyes and waited.
He screamed, he shouted, and…
Well, my name is Mary Starr
And this is how I died.
But daddy always loved me.
And daddy always lied.
CyberbulliesI know you, but you don't know me.Cyberbullies in Free Verse More Like This
I know what I've heard, and I know what I've seen.
You're such a slut (at least that's how it'll seem)
I'll spit at you with hatred until you start to bleed.
I know where you've been and I know what you've done.
I know who you are... now let's have some fun.
"Did you hear about that girl?"
"Yeah. She's so disgusting."
I know you, and I know where to call.
I know you, but you don't know me at all.
I'll dial your number, and hey, it's ringing!
I can't wait to hear your cries singing.
"Slut." "Whore." "Freak." "Weirdo." "Loser."
Well, you're all mine now, so where do i start?
I know! I'll start at the back of your heart.
That guy that you like? Well, we'll pretend we're him.
What should we make him say? Oh, where to begin?
"You're so ugly." "Anorexic!" "Do you always look this bad?"
Next day at school, and you didn't show up.
The teacher comes in with a horrible look.
"She killed herself. Last ni
Well...Well, you're not anorexic. So you must be fat.Well... in Free Verse More Like This
A fat, ugly person.
Well, you fit in with the crowd. You must be a fake.
A fake wannabe.
Well, you're happy. What are you hiding?
You've got to be hiding something.
Well, you're sad. You must be emo.
An emo attention seeker.
Well, you're popular. So you must be a jerk.
Why would anyone like you in the first place?
Well, you're quiet. You must be a nobody.
Nobody at all.
Well, you're you.
What else could go wrong?
I love myselfI need to love myselfI love myself in Free Verse More Like This
I need to care
I need to be myself
I need to stand
I got to love myself
For who I am
I got to see myself
Like no one else
So I will love myself
And I will care
I’m gonna free myself
From this despair
You never really loved meMay I tell you something?You never really loved me in Free Verse More Like This
May I tell you the whole truth?
What I'm actually doing here
And what I feel about you
I hate you.
Yes I'm saying this
Right in your face
I hate you with all my heart
With all my power of hate
And you know what?
You completely deserve it
You're such fake
Such a mistake
But I am a loser
Yes I admit
But here are the facts
So deal with it
You're faking person
You don't belong to me
And I am sick of it
I want to cry
I want to scream
But I will survive
And I'll get over it
I'm strong enough to face the truth
Strong to kill all memories of you
I'm not broken hearted
Whatever you have started
I'm done with it
SadnessYou said you don't like any of my poemsSadness in Free Verse More Like This
You don't like it cause they're sad
at least you said the truth
But what can I do about that?
If you think I can change myself you're wrong
People don't change
Believe it or not, they don't
I tried to write something good from all my heart
I've tried so hard
but nothing can help me
sadness is all i can feel
don't know if it's bad
certainly not good
but what i can do?
it's easy to say...
probably not that easy to do
everyday people passing me by
hiding inside what they want to hide
i feel like I'm not moving
just watch them all walk
what are they doing?
trying to stop world clock
you're saying I was born to be sad
i guess you're right
but I'll tell you what
we all were born to be dead
and nothing is simple
or just too simple to understand
why we can't just live it?
holding each other hands
cause we have to fake it
that's what make us friends
still don't like my stuff?
well i don't care
it's all I've got
Love is gonna save usLove is gonna save usLove is gonna save us in Free Verse More Like This
Love is gonna kill us
Love is gonna heal us
Love is gonna break us
Love is gonna lead us
Love is gonna stop us
Love is gonna wake us
Love is gonna take us
Love is gonna love us
Love is gonna hate us
Would you like to know some more?
Go ahead and fall in love
Love is gonna show you all
Lost in your loveI won't let you see me cryingLost in your love in Free Verse More Like This
I won't let you see me dying
Nothing changed we are still the same
You know nothing except my name
The river is flowing and rain is falling
The sun is setting and I'm still drowning
But I won't let you see me crying
I won't let you see me smiling
Times are changing life is going
Rain is falling and I'm still drowning
No one's here, no one but me
I've cried all night so you wouldn't see
I died tonight and return as a ghost
To let you see what you have lost
You never saw me crying
You never saw me dying
You never saw me even smiling
You didn't see me at all
How I let myself fall in love
Love=PainI don't have proper words in my mindLove=Pain in Free Verse More Like This
No proper scene in my eyes
Because love is so hard to describe
Some might say it's pure and innocent
Other says it's dark and evil
For someone it might be all the sense
And for other it might be without meaning
I don't know if I know the definition of the love
If I actually know anything at all
But I have something inside
Something what holds me in this life
Is it love?
I don't know
Maybe yes, maybe no
But as long as it makes me going
I don't really care how it's calling
I know it hurts
It causes pain
Makes me insane
Sometimes it makes me even cry
But it's worth to fight
Your love is poor if you can describe it
Cause real love strikes you as a lightning
It means all and nothing at the same time
It feels like heaven but the feeling lives inside
I said so many words right now
But still don't know what love is about
And I don't need to
All I need is to feel it
When devil falls for angelPlay with darkness I want to see itWhen devil falls for angel in Free Verse More Like This
Penetrate it, wishing for me to feel it
I am the devil; you chose to be an angel
You play with fire, you play with danger
Hold your breath, don't scream just yet
Rain swept me off my feet, I'm lying wet
Choose your fairy tale, I'll be you magic
Let go your tears, it won't cause the tragic
Recall the feelings, give them breath of life
Even purest truth ends being a darkest lie
Longing for something you can't have
I refuse to live without you, I refuse to understand
Like the night craves to be saved by day
I crave for you, in each and every way
Questions with no answers, love is not reward
Everything seems so wrong but opposites attract
The devil and the angel never could decide
Was this feeling true or was it just a lie?
Alone is not lonely, lonely is not aloneLonely, I won't find the one I loveAlone is not lonely, lonely is not alone in Free Verse More Like This
Lost, I can't remember the place where I belong
Dreams, it's all that left to me
Tears, drowning my pain in the sea
Nothing for nothing, I can't say what I feel
I'm trapped for her, I'm trapped for him
I'm reading my own thoughts on the paper, drinking for no reason, celebrating with no occasion, smoking too much cigarettes filling my eyes with the smoke, looking for salvation, everything it's just the way it should be, but I still can't feel anything but pain
I lay down, lay down here no space I could possible feel but so much more else to feel, so many emotions to scream . Loving the scent of the freedom, captured in the moment with you . As much as I want to, I don't really need you.
I don't need you my love, I am alone
Fearless body filled with cold spirit and that's me, I am alone Stop longing for my soul it's not it never was yours. I am alone, all on my own
This is the
White words on black wallsI may never askWhite words on black walls in Free Verse More Like This
You may never say
And it's all wrong
White is turning into grey
You played with words
Now they're playing with your mind
Why won't you say?
Why did you left me all alone
I tried to run away
Writing on the black walls
Those simple words I said too much
But not enough
Speak your mind
Speak out loud
I let you drown in your own thoughts
You deserved it all
But I will never say these saving words
I just put them back on those black walls
For those who dreamHave you ever asked yourself where you drift when you fall asleep?For those who dream in Free Verse More Like This
Place with no borders, place filled with no life, place where we're reaching every night
Dreams, scary and terrifying, dreams sweet and satisfying, those dreams which come true and which were lying
Darkness surrounds our sleeping bodies, while we're dreaming, while we're flying, seeking for answers to unspoken questions we drift in unknown space, hunting and hiding in the middle of nowhere place
We sleep, we don't think, we're letting ourselves to dream, we don't understand, we wonder, we just feel
Did you ask yourself what we are dreaming for? Where our souls and hearts belong? Why when dreams are over the magic is gone?
How we could keep living, not wonder, not dreaming, we would be dead but still keep believing
Reach out to the stars, make a wish, ask yourself what you are, dream, dream don't ever stop
Dreams give new beginning inside of your mind, so go on, keep on dreaming