Start The Fire"Start The Fire"
Close your eyes
And know I'm with you tonight
Can you feel the fire burn and crackle?
Can you feel my hands grip and grapple?
Keep them closed
As the fire warms our toes
As the fireflies engross
Our two bodies as they glow
Do not open them yet
Do not stop or push reset
Can you feel our bodies start to sweat?
Do you remember when our lips first met?
Look up towards the night
Towards the stars in the sky
The ones that match the bright
Stars in your eyes
Take my hand now
And to you I solemnly vow
To make your night as bright
As those fireflies and their lights
Keep holding my hand
Because I know where you've been
As the a
Reminds Me Of You"Reminds Me Of You"Reminds Me Of You in Free Verse More Like This
A beautiful sunset
Over a moonlit city
Let us not forget
You are more than pretty
Holding each other
We depend on one another
The magic of love
Below starry night skies
Light up your eyes
The best looking prize
A first-place medal
Watching pandas on ice
To me there are several
Ways you are nice
A box full of kittens
This is the power
Of love that has smitten
Talking to old friends
Smores over heat
You, my dear, transcend
And no one competes
Warm, soapy hands
Written in sand
Are the words "I love you"
Frolicking in snow
Playground"Playground"Playground in Free Verse More Like This
Old sand lots and teeter tots
Throwing rocks in a hop skotch box
Chasing girls and acting cool
This was recess during school
Climbing up those giant slides
Looking down a mile high
Protecting yourself as you slid
From cruel kids who often hid
Swing sets were my favorite part
Flying where the ground departs
To see who jumped the farthest still
Boys would love to show off skill
Dribbling balls and ankle races
Throwing discs and running races
Playing cards and making noise
Girls talked about the cutest boys
Sharing snacks and soda pop
Proud to have a new lunch box
Playing tag and hide and seek
Scaring friends t
This Old Soul"This Old Soul"This Old Soul in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
This old soul is an empty canvas in need of color
It's pale infrastructure lacks confidence and code
The barren wasteland that's inside my body
Is no different than that lonely road
You know, the one that nobody takes
The one that's covered with potholes and snakes
The road that leads to nowhere fast
Is where I find myself currently at
This old soul is a dark, empty cavern
That is uncharted on every map
While trying to locate myself
I fell into my horrid trap
If you were to try to examine it still
I can't be responsible for what you find
Like the images of crashing cars
I'd lose my grip or lose my mind
This old soul is th
Merry-Go-Round"Merry-Go-Round"Merry-Go-Round in Free Verse More Like This
I don't know where I came from
I'm not talking about birth
I'm referring to those times
Before humans walked the earth
What were we before then?
Is there truth to claim?
Was it planned or random chance
I hold my name today?
What kind of power
Created the extremes?
The planets and their moons
And everything inbetween
Why do I come across
The people that I greet?
Is it just by pure luck
Or fate and destiny
Why do old friends exit?
Why do new friends enter?
Our lives are merry-go-rounds
And we're stuck at the center
Why my color eyes?
Why my color skin?
Why the life I lead?
Why these thoughts within?
That One Friend"That One Friend"That One Friend in Free Verse More Like This
You know that one friend
Who you cordially invite
Who eats all your food
And ruins the night?
That one friend you hate
But you can't resist
Because you're too nice
And so it persists.
You feel sorry
Because they're alone
And their sad excuse
Gets them in your home.
You know they're lying
But not to look rude
You keep them from crying
Not to ruin good moods
You know that one friend
Who slowly ruins your life?
They drag you down with them
Someone get a knife.
Because you want to cut ties
But just then they change
Or so they pretend to
Just so they stay.
Then you're stuck with them
But inside your head
You imagine them on fir
Your Only Son"Your Only Son"Your Only Son in Free Verse More Like This
I know I can never be someone who I'm not
But I hope I don't become someone you forgot
And all the years that pass; and all the years that fade
Please God will you make this pain go away?
My head is seeing colors; my eyes are seeing lines
I force myself to tell people I am always fine
Because if they took a journey deep inside my mind
They'd run away in fear; they would cower and hide
Why is it that I do the things I know?
Those ideas of self-abuse are ones I can't outgrow
And all the cuts and scars; all the knives and blades
Resemble all the failures resting in my name
I don't even understand the way I always th
Truth?"Truth?"Truth? in Free Verse More Like This
Truth has become reality's biggest nightmare
Which always becomes buried by those in despair
For is it more noble to bite one's tongue until it turns red
Or let truth accumulate until his heart pumps out dread?
My intuition has led me to the truth many times before
Of which I have realized truth is not the cure
But what is the truth when every character has a story
Upon which each owner desires to claim truth's glory?
For it is comforting for those to retreat from their fears
Or deny truth exists and mask it with cheers
What ignorant mortals for them I take sorrow
For truth will target and haunt them tomorrow
As for myse
Enlisted"Enlisted"Enlisted in Free Verse More Like This
I received a letter in the mail
Requesting my duties to assail
I took a breath and exhaled
It was time for life to turn a trail
I was fresh out of school
With not a clue what to do
Biting more than I could chew
I wanted to try something new
Before I knew it I enlisted
To fight others sick and twisted
To help others unassisted
With guns or hands tightly-fisted
Once at camp I shaved my head
Still holding thoughts of dread
That before I knew it I'd be dead
And the rose garden would be my bed
Watching faith as it flows
Into the path that I chose
There I went on my own
Roaming now into the vast unknown
Such a shame history repeats
Stroke"Stroke"Stroke in Free Verse More Like This
I feel so numb; so far away
What happened to my arms and legs?
I can't hear noise; did I speak?
Why are muscles growing weak?
I'm losing balance; I've fallen down
The room is spinning round and round
Like tracing lines that have no end
I've tried but fallen down again
No one can hear me on the floor
Screaming into rooms next door
Hearing voices inside of me
They scream for help so silently
I blacked out but couldn't tell
Where's my heart or body cells
Waking up near cold white beds
Tears from eyes soon start to shed
What just happened?; I wonder why
Why people soon did cry
I think my mother finally spoke
Humiliation"Humiliation"Humiliation in Free Verse More Like This
If I exist to teach a lesson
Then that lesson is to overcome
Any hardship or desire
Always fight; never run
Never give in to others
Or let them think that they won
We are all capable of strength
We will never be outdone
If I exist to show you how
Listen to what I have to say
Always do the best you can
And one day you'll find your way
Some exist to show us reasons
Why things are the way they are
And though their time may be short
They'll help us uncover scars
Everyone has a purpose
Even if you don't know it yet
Your existence affects others
There are those I won't forget
No matter how real the pain
Or how s
The death of meSee my eyesThe death of me in Free Verse More Like This
read my lips
drain my sorrow
steal my anger
fill my void
I'm me no longerthe voices growI'm me no longer in Free Verse More Like This
stealing my words
replacing them with theirs
never my own
the voices shrink
as my memory fades
not even thoughts
my own much longer
the voices scream
it takes control
blocking me out
until it's all over
As it endsMy life flashesAs it ends in Free Verse More Like This
the dagger slips
the movie plays
as blood drips
I'm almost done
my sight is slipping
i just finished
then stopped breathing
hobby to start defining you at the endOnce startedhobby to start defining you at the end in Free Verse More Like This
I cannot quit
For if I do
I'll be nothing more
But a shell
Of what I use to be
I am the pawnI am the pawnI am the pawn in Free Verse More Like This
To be used
Without a thought
Or mind to heed
I am the pawn
Were the player says
With no objective
Ever my own
I am the pawn
With an uncontrollable fate
Destined to someday
Get thrown aside
Game to game
Till finally broken apart
IntroductionThis is the introductionIntroduction in Free Verse More Like This
To the life of a victim
Who hates all
For the endless torture
He managed to endure
the countless scars
He somehow bares
And the mental state
That somehow didn't break
outsiderIsolatedoutsider in Free Verse More Like This
Are but a few words
A few words
But go deeper
As no one
Who I am
the song of ones heartI look forwardthe song of ones heart in Free Verse More Like This
With a look of disgust
What am I looking at
You may ask
All the people
Who change themselves
In an instant
Reaching for popularity
Forgetting the songs
The songs in their heart
I would rather
Trampled deep down
into the dirt
Then throw away the song
The song my heart screams
ever so loudly
is it truly pride?My biggest weaknessis it truly pride? in Free Verse More Like This
Will never go
Of being too proud
Causes the strangest of things
To occur time
And time again
It causes a mask
A mask of falsehoods
To cover my face
It causes a sliver
A sliver of darkness
In a once pure soul
It causes lost words
Word I shall never get back
No matter how much
I beg my heart
To remember them
In the end
This thing I named pride
Is it truly pride
Or is it something else
That I simply don't
SurvivalSurvival.Survival in Concrete Poetry More Like This
Give a man a fish he will eat for a day.
Teach a man to fish he will eat for a life time.
Give a man a gun he will rob a bank.
Give a man a bank he will rob the world.
We adapt and adjust.
Constantly dithering on the cusp
Of what is considered wrong and right,
Ensuring that our ambitions remain in sight.
We would be willing to do anything
In order to get what we truly desire.
We would be willing to risk everything
Even putting our friends in the line of fire.
We may share the bounty with others,
Allowing them to experience the fruitful taste.
Given the option we will even care for our brothers.
Just as long as w
The Highway To Success.The Highway To Success.The Highway To Success. in Visual & Found Poetry More Like This
Caught in the same cycle,
Venturing on different routes.
Dealt an equal amount of cards,
All attempting to follow suit.
Each path is only built for one,
So the other is destined to lose.
The hungry and the blind are equal,
But who is misleading who?
Multiple mouths moulded to lie,
Resulting in many truths.
So when you offer me....
A way out of this unfair world.
An opportunity to avoid the sheer cold.
To have the freedom of being brave innovative and bold.
A place where all of my dreams are promised to unfold.
Where all of my dreams will be mine to grasp and hold.
And my story will become an infamous l
PerfectionPerfection.Perfection in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
She lodges her fingers down her throat.
Clasping onto the wall as she recklessly chokes.
She reinserts her fingers back in forcibly.
Deliriously trying to make her body thinner.
She swoons and slumps to the floor nauseously
As she attempts to regurgitate her dinner.
Her throat aches as she screeches out coarsely,
With her hand covering the image in the mirror.
Her head now rests on the on the rim of the toilet seat.
She wants to eat but she just has not got in her.
She desperately begins to scream out inaudibly.
Her mouth now tastes of something pulpy and bitter.
She examines the red color of the fluid cautiously.
Free WillFree Will.Free Will in Concrete Poetry More Like This
Is free will a devout gift or a curse?
Was it free will that granted a desperate man to steal an old lady's purse?
Was it free will that resulted in multiple bodies carried in a hearse?
Was it free will that justified a police officer to shoot the accused first?
Was it free will that allowed a family man's mentality to be so perverse?
Could this world of ours get any worse?
Free will gives us the chance for all of us to be distinctive.
But as a consequence people can act corruptive and vindictive.
But without this choice, our lives would be constrained and restrictive.
Undoubtedly these two differing perspectives are cont
Changing LanesChanging Lanes.Changing Lanes in Free Verse More Like This
Change is continuous.
Adjusting may be strenuous.
Some directions will be tenuous.
Not everyone can afford to be generous.
Life may have forced them to become selfish and venomous.
All we have are memories and pictures to remind of what once was.
They're there to remind us of all the phases, the pain and the love th
Home AloneHome Alone.Home Alone in Free Verse More Like This
Everything becomes so much more dark and sinister whenever you are alone.
You're constantly on guard and overcautious just to answer your mobile phone.
Any slight disturbance or eerie creak and you begin to panic.
Retreating back into your secure settee conjuring up the most dramatic
Scenarios that have virtually no possibility of ever occurring.
But that never seems to stop the cogs from continuously turning.
You fasten all the windows and arm yourself with kitchen based artillery.
And man your position surveying the living room as if you were a member of the military.
Increasing the volume on your television set to dis
ObsoleteObsolete.Obsolete in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Everyone is too wrapped in their own lives to even care about yours.
But what they fail to remember is that this earth is only the first of many floors.
Tears cascade, smiles appear and fade while the universe continues to ignore,
As they impatiently knock and wait outside life's man made divisible door.
So when they become to self involved in the successes of their own cause.
Just remember this world,
Reality Verses The DreamReality Verses The Dream.Reality Verses The Dream in Free Verse More Like This
Above the confines of the earths atmosphere.
I am embraced by the luminous clouds.
With the stars in reaching distance.
Surrounded by the acoustics of the sea.
Accompanied by the alluring scents of nature.
Observing the planets that stand like monuments.
This is the place where my body wants to be.
These are the sights my eyes want to see.
This is place where my mind can be free.
This is the only place where I can truly be me.
Now back to reality.
And the self perpetuating insanity.
Constricted by the codes of a conscripted morality.
Living in a world that is drenched in disparity.
How will I ever be a
The Super Hero DreamThe Super Hero Dream.The Super Hero Dream in Free Verse More Like This
Since I was young I've always had this reoccurring dream.
As immature and juvenile at it may seem.
I'd have this one fantasy
That me and my peers were apart of a heroic, super natural team.
We would serve and protect the world from impending doom.
But every morning I always end up waking up too soon.
I would stir and gaze around my marvel inspired room.
And attempt to
Move objects with just will of my mind.
Completely alter my anatomical design.
Teleport in and out of realties and dimensions.
Communicate with anyone via a telepathic connection.
Have an invulnerable metal emerge from my knuckles.
Am I Worthy?Am I Worthy?Am I Worthy? in Free Verse More Like This
Maybe I don't deserve all the views and the comments.
Maybe there are better writers out there that deserve acknowledgment.
Maybe I am not worthy of any recognition and attention.
Personally I don't think my work is even worth mentioning.
Maybe my words wont amount to anything substantial.
Maybe I wont make it in terms of a financial,
Atonement but can we just think for one moment
That maybe I write to express my thoughts on a page.
To release all the feelings held hostage in this mortal cage.
Maybe others can relate and reciprocate my words.
And to you this notion may seem insulting and absurd.
But all these fa
They Watch UsThey Watch Us:They Watch Us in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Perched high upon the mountains;
With wings as black as night.
They watch us in the hour,
Before darkness turns to light.
I've seen them in my visions;
In dreams they come and go,
But the things they seem to tell me
I guess nobody should know...
I've seen children that are buried,
Beneath a frozen lake.
A maiden sits there weeping;
Her heart is soon to break.
The crows flutter downward,
A noose amongst their hands.
They take the maiden away,
To a dark and distant land.
And even if I follow -
Even if I try...
I'll simply end up buried,
Where the frozen children lie.
-Chen Yuan Wen, 10th November 2012
An Oath to My FatherAn Oath to My Father:An Oath to My Father in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
The chill of winter is nothing, when compared to the cold inside my heart.
A fire, once stoked by the warmth of family, has quietly died, five falls past.
I dream of my father, who watches from beyond the realms - and my ancestors
Who fought against an endless army of giants, to win the lands we have today.
Just as a devout man honours his God through worship, I honour them through my axe!
Each stroke of the whetstone, each screech of the metal, brings me closer to them -
Even as I draw closer to my doom. Oh how I can feel him, for the anger in my blood
Boils evermore as I sense him approaching my camp. He is hun
Barely BreathingBarely Breathing:Barely Breathing in Free Verse More Like This
Are you feeling cold in here, lost perhaps
It makes me wonder if you can even hear me
Has your mind degraded into a lump of fat
Broken by what you've been forced to endure?
As I stroke your cheeks it makes me remember
The loving shrillness of your frightened shrieks
You screamed and screamed until your throat was bloody
As I slowly took your limbs from you...
Now you dangle helpless on wires and chains
An artistic puppet, which is made from flesh
No hands or feet to lash out violently
No arms or muscles to thrash...
The breath that rasps from your broken lips
Is the sound that tells me, you are still alive
Yeah I'm Stupid!Yeah I'm Stupid!:Yeah I'm Stupid! in Free Verse More Like This
Indeed you are absolutely superior. A divine being, more intelligent,
Learned and completely right in everything you say about me.
However, if I might be permitted to as they say in slang
"Drop the beat", then I'd like to show you my own style of doing things.
Art thou ready for this my sibling from a different parent?
Sir can I have just a moment of your time? I think I lost
My will, let me sit and bust a rhyme rappin' like I'm
Edgar Allan singin' Raven songs, thank god I have a
life and love that keeps me really strong. See I
Understand the fact that you may not like the things I do,
Coward of a ManCoward of a Man:Coward of a Man in Free Verse More Like This
You stand there whinin', cryin' crocodile tears and playin' victim.
Ye eyes demand pity, but yer lips are spewin' nothin' but lies.
Flowery speeches o' harmony and unification;
It's bollocks and snake-oil I say!
I ask ye, as someone who aspires t' be a leader:
What exactly are ye worth?
Who exactly are ya, and what in th' bloody hell makes you worth followin'?
Now I've watched ye fer a long time, and I've known ye fer even longer -
Ye always stand there beggin', askin' us fer help, askin' fer a handout;
But yer hands are clean, uncalloused, and completely free from sweat or toil.
Instead, ye make us promises; promi
Where Angels PlayWhere Angels Play:Where Angels Play in Free Verse More Like This
A lonely spark appears before me tonight
amongst the struggles deep inside of me...
Should I give in, will I breathe in?
How much more can I be forced to take
before my soul breaks?
Shards crashing into me
letting me know I am alive
I am barely breathing...
The moon lights my pathway
deep in dark, where we will fade
I've walked past the archway
Where angels will play...
The warmest touch, upon my skin
Wings that glow with sacred light, from deep within
They have come to take me back, to where I've been
Gone away into the winds, my voice forever lingering
Do I alone escape this and find my peace
This is Halloween!This is Halloween:This is Halloween! in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Boys and girls of every age
Wouldn't you like to see something strange?
Come with me and you will see
The friends I've hung down from this tree...
This is Halloween, this is Halloween
Corpses scream in the dead of night!
This is Halloween, everybody make a scene
Trick or treat till the neighbors gonna die of fright.
It's our town, everybody scream!
In this town of Halloween...
I am the one hiding under your bed;
Licking your hand with a tongue so red and -
I am the one crawling up your stairs,
Thump-thump-drag, when no one's there...
This is Halloween, this is Halloween
Halloween! Halloween! Halloween! Hallo
Letting Go of YouLetting Go of You:Letting Go of You in Free Verse More Like This
You abandoned me in the past
without so much as a proper goodbye
One day you simply chose to walk out the door
and you never did come back...
I was angry then, hurting badly
I wondered if I was in some way inadequate
I wondered if you left because I am so easy to despise
and eventually my sorrow turned to anger
I wanted to become great
to show you that you made the wrong choice
to take my strength and throw it in your face
just so you would regret it
But then I saw how happy you were...
In the time we've been apart
You've made a new life for yourself
You've found someone who loves and treasures you
Eagle GirlEagle Girl:Eagle Girl in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
She soars above clouds,
Beloved, wild, unrestrained.
Ended by envy.
- Chen Yuan Wen, 27th January 2013
Battle ScarsBattle Scars:Battle Scars in Free Verse More Like This
Sharp claws rake into my skin
as my blood bursts forth to splatter against the ground
The uneven breathing of my foe
tells me that he too is wounded and close to death
I can see his teeth, flecked with frothing saliva
foaming and spitting as he bellows his name
He charges into me, his frame crashing with mine
the impact has me reeling and I fall back against the stone
The ground feels cold
the icy chill seeping into my bones
the warmth of my blood escapes me
and I can feel myself beginning to fade
Up toward the sky I glance
praying that I might receive assistance
I pray that he who commands me, he who stands above
Paper inked with loveI used to write so many thingsPaper inked with love in Free Verse More Like This
I used to smile, I used to sing
I used to be so very happy
I used to be
And then you trapped me
The piece of paper
On the table
A little story
Of a traitor
On the purest heart
To lie about
I was the paper
You were the words
You violate me
So I got lost
I am the memory
You are the ghost
I won't be treasuring
You inked the paper
You inked my soul
It won't get better
It won't let go
They will retell this story
The piece of paper gonna burn to ash
And we will shine in endless glory
But it will never heal this painful gash
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
Only sun, Only lightOnly sun only lightOnly sun, Only light in Free Verse More Like This
Only day to the night
Way too much
Way too long
Spent all life
Way too far
Only sun only light
Only day moves to the night
Only one for only her
And all over again
Do not belong
Only sun only light
Summer to autumn
Wishing to die
Story speaks for itself
Lost endless quest
Time will never pretend
Only light goes back to the end
I have no eyesBroken wingsI have no eyes in Free Verse More Like This
I have no eyes
Wants to cry
I'm craving for the light
But not chance to see it
I have no eyes
Cutting my heart
It's a wrong feeling
It has no start
My hands are bleeding
But I don't know why
It hurts so much
Living without eyes
My whole life
I'm living in the dark
No chance to see saving light
I wanted to be strong
I wanted to fight
But I was dead wrong
My life is the night
It's not a lie
I have no eyes
Feel itI love the way you look, the way you move, the way you smile, just can't get enough, and can't get you out of my mindFeel it in Free Verse More Like This
Feel it and take it away, magic of your embrace, music still plays
I'm lost, lost and I can't find the way, can't find the way to you, from side of me, I believe, I feel
It's killing me, I'm dying, I'm crying but there is no tears, I left my fears it's only you and me .
Darkness, loneliness, emptiness, feel me, feel me give me love
Give me hope, I love you and I fall out of space, looking on the skies, watching clouds
I need the last opportunity to say, to pray, and go, to stay away
Secret Boxbetrayed once, betrayed twiceSecret Box in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
betrayed so many many times
old tattoo on my shoulder
old promises mixed with old dreams
they're lying in the box right next to the door
with all stuffs of old me
old guitar and written on it old song
everything what went wrong
is lying in that box
mirror without reflection
something is still reminding me
we lost connection
how i didn't see?
roses on the snow
to winner who won the show
but not to me
i lost my battles, i lost the war
those old memories are here to kill
old tears from past are here to heal
all those things that disappeared
IndigoHer love gives lifeIndigo in Free Verse More Like This
Her love takes life
She's angelic demon
She's living a dream
It's got no more meaning
But still they believe
Nothing to tell
But lots of to show
Don't be afraid
She's not getting close
She's coming to kill
If you believe
What do you see?
Those wild eyes
She's looking at you
So please don't cry
You wanted relief
You wanted to die
So here it comes
The end of your life
I am sorryI am sorryI am sorry in Free Verse More Like This
I will repeat these words thousands times
Just say you love me
And I will do anything
I am sorry
Forgive me please
I made mistakes and no chance to fix it
But your smile can heal me
If you could just say that you love me
It would change everything
I am sorry, so sorry
Can you forgive me please?
I know I don't deserve this, but still
You know I love you
Wish I could say the same that you love me
You never said I'm sorry because you haven't done anything wrong
I've destroyed our love
So I'm saying once again
I'm singing a song for you
Standing at the pouring rain
I am sorry
Out of lifeInstantly I touched your heart but it was already cold...Out of life in Free Verse More Like This
I missed the moment when you took away my soul
You're out of life
I don't know how but I keep asking why
I see them coming, they come for me...
I hope they bring some kind of peace
Close the distance and come around
All that I need is nowhere to be found
I'm not losing, I'm not giving up
Feelings washed away but I won't stop
I have a flower for you
A black rose for your grave
Usual visit every Sunday I'm here
Holding a rose and holding my breath
Trying to forget how you welcomed your death
No tear I share no pain I got left
Only memories they always aro
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 my
Take a lookMore than a glanceTake a look in Free Verse More Like This
Less than a stare
From two eyes
With a lot to hide
Never to be told
Take a look at her
But not so harsh
That girl you see
With careful eyes
A gently creature
But only proceed
With great caution
You don't know
What lies beneath the skin
Or the tears that she cries
When she's alone at night
BalanceWhat would happenBalance in Concrete Poetry More Like This
When an angel dies
A mass chaos
Or nothing at all
But that's not true
Angels will never die
Even the living angels
A new born baby
A WW2 veteran
Angels surround us
But not many understand
Every day we see them
And they never die
Their energy just spreads
That's where it goes
Their energy surrounds us
It fills the universe
It fills the void
Energy makes matter move
Energy is anima
Anima is the soul
Anima means movement
What about the dark angels
The tortured souls
They are necessary
They are the balance
Do they cry forever
Or can they find peace
They are the opposite
Opposites explain everyth
That GirlThat girl with tears in her eyesThat Girl in Concrete Poetry More Like This
Sitting in the back of the room
Just watching life pass her by
That girl with her head hung low
Always keeping to herself
And not letting anyone in
That girl holding her doll close to her chest
Whispering in its ear
That it'll be alright
That girl dressed in black
Chains around her neck
And the devils cross
That girl who carries a knife
Not to look tough
But it could save her life
That girl with the small black notebook
Writing down her life
And things she could never say
That girl crying late at night
Remembering the past
Afraid of the future
That girl passed out in the bathroom
SecretsShe's walking aloneSecrets in Concrete Poetry More Like This
With her head hung low
Avoiding the stares
Of the passing by
Never looking up
To see anyone's eyes
People that see her
Think she's shy
But no one knows
The secrets she hides
Never letting anyone
Dare to see her cry
Tough on the outside
Hiding behind her lies
But deep inside
She slowly dies
The EndI've come to knowThe End in Concrete Poetry More Like This
That this world is blind
But if everyone is blind
Is there truly any way to see?
Many are strong
But soon enough
Weakness will conquer all
Sitting all alone
Lost in an endless daze
So unaware, so blind
Of what is right in front of you
Hiding within yourself
Bleeding the angels
Caging your demons
Listening to a lullaby
A lullaby of screams
All that is left
Is a cold, dead silence
No second chance
Your soul is damned
No prayers will save you
There is no god
The only light
Comes from the fires of hell
This is it
You made it to the end
Verry old poemI am a small girlVerry old poem in Concrete Poetry More Like This
In a very small world
And in this world
That I call home
There is a box
And in that box
I am trapped
Waiting to break free
I am only asking you
For your help
So I can finally escape
My emotional prison
And possibly become
Something of myself
Where I am now
Is far from okay
All I ever wish for
Is my own place
In this nasty world
A heartI cannot see itA heart in Free Verse More Like This
But I know it's there
Everybody has one
You can't live without it
Some try to hide it
And keep it a secret
Some are proud of it
And express it to all
Some don't know exactly
What to do with it
But it's always there
It's always beating
Until the day you die
The Mysteries of InspirationMany have been inspired by somethingThe Mysteries of Inspiration in Concrete Poetry More Like This
Some have more often than others
In different ways, shapes, and forms
But were does this inspiration come from
Has it always been there just waiting
Waiting for just the right moment to shine
Or does it come and go as it pleases
As if it has a mind of it's own
Last moments on earthShe just stands there in the crowded halls.Last moments on earth in Concrete Poetry More Like This
Confused and scared
People pass her by
As if she is not actually there
She isn't there
She isn't anywhere
Lost in thoughts that fill her mind
She knows that she needs to move
To just take a step foreword
But she doesn't remember how
She is in no control
Over her mind or body
The world is moving to fast for her
And she can't keep up
The last thing she can remember
Was taking a shower
A stranger comes to her
His lips are moving but she cannot understand
More people gather around
And she starts to panic
She yells for help as hands grasp her shoulders
She's dragged ou
No mercyI don't know where I amNo mercy in Free Verse More Like This
Or who all these people are
And honestly, I don't really care
They don't bother me
And I don't bother them
I sit here, isolated from the world
As my notebook slowly fills up
With ink spilling from my imagination
Hot acid leaking from the core of my brain
Escaping from every pore of my skin
And dripping onto the paper
Forming words of the hell inside me
You should have no fear of them
As you have permission to read them
But sweetie, if you do not
You must be warned
Hell has no mercy on you
Little girlDo you remember that little girl you loved?Little girl in Free Verse More Like This
Well she is dead.
She's dead because of you.
You took everything away from her that made her happy.
You put so much responsoblity on her.
She broke under the pressure.
Her sould is gone now.
She thinks of ways to get rid of this pain.
She can never be that perfect daughter you want.
She tries her best to my you happy.
Her happyiness will necer come back.
Her soul is dead.
Her heart is broken.
That little girl you loved
That little girl is me.
His little cousin...We don't speak to each other anymore.His little cousin... in Free Verse More Like This
We see each other at school and yet don't speak.
We have not talked since out grandpa died.
I get a head nod from him once in a while.
When I hear people say his name
I don't tell them that he is my cousin.
I don't think he wants people to know.
Why would he I'm just his little cousin.
I'm a weirdo compared to him.
He is well known throughout the school.
No one needs to know that we are related.
No one needs to know that
I'm his little cousin….
HeartsThey are small.Hearts in Free Verse More Like This
They are fragile.
They can break with a single touch
We can sew them up.
Only to have the wounds ripped open.
We can build walls around them.
Only to have people break them down.
They are broken.
With stitches holding them together.
There is no color to them.
They are weak.
They are easily broken.
They are in everyone.
They are hearts.
Heart and SoulMy heart is breaking.Heart and Soul in Free Verse More Like This
It's falling to pieces.
All I can do is pick them up
And put them back together.
Only to have it break again.
My soul is dying.
Little by little
With every word that is said.
There is nothing I can do to save it.
I watch as it goes.
There is a little bit left.
But I know that more words will destroy it.
Soon it will be gone
And I will be a shell.
There is no way to save the remaining soul.
Why is it so easy to put my heart back together, but not my soul?
................They are perfect................ in Free Verse More Like This
They are fun and social
I'm cold and anti-social.
They make you happy
I bring you anger.
You love them and hate me.
You loved me once, but now..
It's all gone.
I keep a list on names
It goes on and on with every word.
I fail something and I get yelled at.
If I show any emotion you don't like
I get punishied.
I add to the list.
Do you want to hear some new words?
Some words you won't say out loud.
I hit myself as punishment.
I scratched my wrist as punishment,
But I found out hitting works better.
I do it to prove how useless I am.
To prove the point to myself.
Failure...I am an idiot…Failure... in Free Verse More Like This
I can't do anything right.
I study for a test, a quiz
And I fail it.
My friends tell me I'm smart.
But I tell myself I'm an idiot…
People say I am an achiever.
But I'm a failure…
How can I do anything right when I fail?
People say I'm going to do great things.
But that will never happen.
In my mind I will be a failure
And always will be.
why fight?Why do we fight?why fight? in Free Verse More Like This
We have the same goals
To survive and get back home.
Why do we kill to survive?
The people we kill are humans too.
They have families and friends like us.
Yet we still kill them.
Some are innocent and some are not.
But we kill the ones that are innocent anyway.
Why did we do that?
Don't we care what happens to their families?
How can we do this?
I don't know, all I know is that we can kill one another.
GoodbyeWhat did I do to deserve this?Goodbye in Free Verse More Like This
Why does everything turn out wrong?
When did it go wrong?
Who told you those things about me?
Where are you going now?
How long does this have to go on?
Don't leave me alone.
Don't walk away when I'm talking to you!
Everyone looks at me weird now.
Stop them from hurting me.
Can't you hear my cries?
Can't you hear me scream your name?
I can't take this anymore!
I can't take it!
You are my friend and yet you won't help me!
Then let us say goodbye and get it over with.
Story of my lifeMy story is hell.Story of my life in Free Verse More Like This
It's nothing like a fairytale.
My worlds will ring like a bell.
If you place it on an one to ten scale.
It would be an eleven.
Because I won't go to heaven.
There is so much blood on my hand.
I've killed one in every land.
I've watched them rise and fall
I've killed them one and all.
Their screams still ring like silver bells.
I have only counted them by the shells.
I've stolen so many lives.
I only wait to say my goodbyes.
As you walk away.
My words will still ring.
And make you stay at bay.
Sadness is the only thing that they bring.
Your life will be the same.
Your legs will become lame.
Your will tell this story for othe
....My soul is finally dead..... in Free Verse More Like This
All hope lost.
A shattered heart in my chest.
Another thing to add to my list.
Not the perfect daughter.
A stump on a log.
What name will you use next?
I will cry and die before the night is over.
Why was I even born?
I don't know anymore.
I can't make you happy even if I try
Your words come back and hurt me.
Should I go live with dad?
Should I run away?
Some place where you won't have to see my face?
So many questions so little time to ask.
And you don't have to fake say "I love you" anymore.
I know you love my sisters more than me.
I am running out of things to write but
my tears won't stop.
Carolyn's PoemOne Broken, Lonely CarolynCarolyn's Poem in Free Verse More Like This
Huddled in the dark
A soft guitar sung out
Sending shivers up her arms
Course fabric in her mouth
stifling her sobs
Black tears running
Heart bursting to scream
Her flesh and blood above her,
She'd fought for too long
Why go on?
Then, they came
"So here's my song I wrote in time,
when it was needed"
A kind, beautiful voice
Pulling her from the dark
"Through pain of heart or loss of mind,
your burdens lifted"
They played on
Holding her tight
Sending the storm away
"You aren't alone just know that I,
can't save our hearts tonight"
The words spoke to her lonely heart
Ace of the GameWhy am I Ace?Ace of the Game in Free Verse More Like This
For that is my name
Well that is because
I’m the Ace of this game
What is this game?
This cruel game of life!
And through this cruel game
We struggle and strife
Club emblems on shields
And spades in our hands
All cloaked in black
We fight through the lands
With diamond studded fingers
And red hearts on sleeves
They scream red thoughts loudly
For others to see
The cards will be dealt
The players will move
The chips will be stacked
The dice will be rolled
They spin the spinner
And now you move four
The timer counts down
As they tally the score
Then comes the last round
The last move, final play
I’ll make my bets
The ShadowA shadow walksThe Shadow in Free Verse More Like This
With you all
Beside the wall
Cloaked in the black
Of its tears
As you forgot it
For all of these years
It stumbles along
Head always down
Heart never known
This lonely shadow
Was once your friend
But you forgot it
Left it, The End
Maybe you guessed it
But this shadow is me
Old friends forgot
And they don't seem to see
Not a smile or wave
Not a look nor a "Hi"
So alone here I sit
And cry to the sky
Pull The TriggerLoad it upPull The Trigger in Free Verse More Like This
Close the action
Pull the trigger
Load it up
Close the action
Pull the trigger
Do it again
I've done this so much before
Could do it in my sleep
In and out
Or you'll be beat
Back is breaking, just keep going
Just stay on your feet
Load it up
Close the action
Pull the trigger
Load it up
Close the action
Pull the trigger
Can't speak a word
Or hardly breathe
If I could, I'd speak my mind
But you won't listen to me
My body's breaking
You can see
But my heart and my mind
Are breaking me
I know I have a talent
LostLost again as on we goLost in Free Verse More Like This
And here we sit, we're all alone
I feel my strength is almost done
I want to bleed until I'm gone
And nothing I could ever write
Would help you understand this life
As love and pain walk on together
This road I see goes on forever
Down and up and down again
This push and pull will never end
So lost and dizzy, on we go
But once again we've lost it all
My AnxietyI blush in constant embarrassmentMy Anxiety in Free Verse More Like This
I hide in constant fear
My heart beats faster than yours
My hands will always shake
I agonize over things that happened
Punishment for things I can’t change
I hate myself for being awkward
But I don’t know how to change
I hide when I hear laughing near me
And my heart starts racing faster
I cringe when people stare at me
And my eyes bore into the ground
‘I feel sick. I’m not worth being there.’
I can’t use a computer with a webcam
I can’t use a phone that talks
I fear the cruel txt messages
Flashing back to my old life
“Ur so stupid. You actually believed t
GuiltWhat did I do?Guilt in Free Verse More Like This
Why is it wrong?
I feel it deep inside
Jerking me along
Piling up like bricks
Inside of my chest
As I lay here dying
I can not yet rest
As the movie of my story
Sits on replay in my head
I see all that I've done
And all that I've misread
I see all that I did wrong
All the mistakes that I've made
And all those times I hurt you
Just cut me like a blade
They won't leave me alone
Ghost hauntings of my past
Yet I cannot remember
What I did to be harrassed
I see them once again
At the corners of my eyes
They'll drag me down to Hell
To where madness is no surprise
JudgementJudgement is the weapon of the fearfulJudgement in Free Verse More Like This
And this foolish habit is troubling and shameful
To judge one another by what you see
Instead of what they may actually be
Is a sad loss of what could be a connection
And all you'll get in return is rejection
For judgement is a double-edged blade
For it tortures those you scorn the way you have them portrayed
And it hurts you as well, the way they look in your eyes
With hate, fear, distrust, at the pride you so prize
And your pride is a thrown built upon your disdain
But in the end, it will be your bane
I wonder if we did not judge so severely
Could we all get along? Truly? Sincerely?
Sadly the judgin
It StoppedI want to cut out my heartIt Stopped in Free Verse More Like This
And watch it stop beating
Lay it underneath the moon
As my soul would start pleading
I'd close my worn eyes
Though I'm no longer dreaming
Which is why I cut out my heart
And watched it stop beating
A loss of lovesMy loves have all leftA loss of loves in Free Verse More Like This
I can't go on
What shall I do now?
Now that they've all gone
Of fantastical beasts
Worlds of magical feats
And adventures of daring
and tricky deceits
A strum of the strings
A stroke of the keys
Of a heart now set free
No longer silently
Of thoughts brought to life
By weapon of graphite
On a world of two dimensions
My fingers did fight
Lost now without
My lovers divine
Can I fight for them back?
Can I claim what is mine?
SacraficeThe meaning of sacraficeSacrafice in Concrete Poetry More Like This
It's something not everyone takes too lightly
Why did a soldier die for his officers?
Why did a mother die to protect her child?
It's something that everyone looks at everyone and wonders
Who would throw their own life on the line for a bunch of meat?
Who would throw down everything they have to see others get more?
To some people it just doesn't make any sense
But see it from a soldier's perspective
See it from the side that actually fights day in and day out
Rather it be in the mountains or in a neutral country
Day in and day out; sacrafices are made to the lions
The meaning of sacrafice
From a soldier's perspect
Sorry to DisappointThe battle of life is not over yetSorry to Disappoint in Concrete Poetry More Like This
Continue living this life that isn't really yours
Even though people say it is
The definition of people; mainly writers and copies
The world is full of copy cats
I see them and I feel two things for them
I feel some sort of anger, but then I love these people
Love them enough to die for them
These copycats don't notice me
Even if they did the reaction is always the same
Just another face or just another person not to care about
I actually perfer that; they don't know what I am
Some people drift away because of my love for my Savior; the only one to truly love me
Some people drift away because of my attire
The Angel of Snow and LoveIn the wasteland of my mindThe Angel of Snow and Love in Concrete Poetry More Like This
Lies dead trees and snow
Cold snow up to my knees
Cold snow into my cold heart
There I stay under a tree
Alone and cold within the darkness
I can see the frost come out of my air
As my heart pumps cold blood
Alone under a dead tree
The dark sky above me and snowflakes falling
Were's my sense of hope anymore?
Were did all my humanity go now?
Suddenly I hear a siren sing
She sings a sad song in the falling snow
A song for the snow to listen
A song for my cold heart to listen to
Her skin is white as snow
But her hair is black as the sky
She walks barefoot in the painful cold
She walks with snow whit
The Real DreamI am asleep and dreamingThe Real Dream in Concrete Poetry More Like This
My mind has built the maze
Cities and cities built upon ideas
Secrets under the cities of ideas
In the horizon of my dreams
I am surrounded by billions of people
I have never seen these people before
I have never been outside my walls before
Suddenly my memories come back
As I toss and turn in my bed
My world is shifting into zero gravity
The walls are coming apart
The sky is falling I say
Like the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle
Zero gravity is were I am now
As I swim through the smoke
Tides grow bigger and bigger
I am almost in the water
The world is going upside down now
But still in zero gravity
I am only happy when I cry.I am only happy when I cry.I am only happy when I cry. in Free Verse More Like This
I can only smile through the tears.
I can only laugh between shaky breaths.
I can only dance in the rain.
Trust too much and fall too hard.
Take everything to heart.
Sometimes even in my back.
I put on a mask for everyone who looks.
A mask of a happy, bubbly girl
Without a care in the world.
The mask comes off when my door closes.
My dam bursts when the mask comes off.
My smile comes out when my tears stain my cheeks.
I laugh for real when I taste salt.
I am only happy when I cry.
I've been living off pain for a few years now.
It's sick and twisted.
I never cried.
Not even at funerals.