Rules of LifeYou cant love someone you hate.Rules of Life in Free Verse More Like This
Dont make bets on people;
Its not fair to them.
You dont get over things,
You get past them and move on.
Dont live in the past become the present.
Be the master in your life;
Dont let others run it.
Never let anything stop you from getting something you want.
Dont listen to your heart or head listen to your gut.
Make the best decisions in life.
No one can talk you down or control you unless you let them.
Love and hate clash dont let either get the best of you.
I Wish...I wish for summer;I Wish... in Free Verse More Like This
In this dull, dull place.
I wish for green trees and a blue sky;
Not this faded gray.
I wish for the hot summer sun;
Not these ugly gray clouds that shadow the earth.
I wish for warm summer rain;
I wish to sit by the pool;
Not inside under a blanket.
I wish to feel warm...
What do you see?What do you see;What do you see? in Free Verse More Like This
In your reflection?
Is it just a face,
Or a soul?
Is it anything at all?
Is it a hollow reflection;
Souly based on image alone?
Or is there something more?
If so please do tell.
Do you even care?If you care you'll talk to me;Do you even care? in Free Verse More Like This
I'm worried that you dont care.
I'd like if you would too.
I'm not going to keep trying 2 keep this together,
I'm not going to keep putting effort into this,
If you dont help me out.
I've got to much shit to deal with this
I dont need one more thing to think about.
I want this so bad;
You have no idea.
I just keep wondering if you want this too.
So please act like you care...
The WallI gaze at the brick wall before me.The Wall in Free Verse More Like This
Finding designs on the blank empty wall.
I see pictures.
Faces on the wall
I see pictures.
Imagining what would happen.
Faces on the wall.
Now clouded thoughts.
Imagining what would happen.
Calming down as the images fade away.
Now clouded thoughts.
Calming down as images fade away.
Something NewI do the same thing every day;Something New in Free Verse More Like This
Day in and day out.
I'm so sick of it!
I need something to do,
Some where to go,
Away from here.
This place is like a jail!
From which I cannot escape.
This routine is getting dull and old.
I need to get out more;
Something to look forward to
RainIts raining againRain in Free Verse More Like This
It always does.
Dark clouds over my head
And over the whole city.
Its been raining for a while now.
The puddles grow under my feet
Only to evaporate by the time I wake.
The clouds block my from doing anything fun.
I'm so sick of this constant rain.
Day after day
When will it end
Your VoiceI can't remember your voiceYour Voice in Free Verse More Like This
Everything else I can remember
I can picture you right infront of me when I close me eyes
I can feel your touch
And they way you smelled.
But when I try to think of how your voice sounds
I come up blank.
I frown and concentrate harder,
But my imagination cant do sound,
The only sound it can do is my voice.
My imagination runs wild but everything is silent
I can hear its my imagination that can't.
I don't remember sound.
So when I miss you
The thing I miss the most is your voice.
BlindI have no eyes.Blind in Free Verse More Like This
I am blind.
I can never see what is in front of me;
Nor the big picture.
I cannot read people or their many expressions.
I cannot see what people really mean,
And the true meaning of words escape me.
My own problems are invisable to my eyes,
While others problems are seen clear as day.
Help me see;
I am blind to the obvious.
Its the Little ThingsIts the little things that make your dayIts the Little Things in Free Verse More Like This
Like when you wake up to the sun shining.
Or when you get to class and he/she is looking at you as you get to your desk.
Its things like getting a friend request from a person you just met,
Or when you favoritve song is on the radio.
When its the middle of the day and you realize you can relax the rest of the day.
Its something like when your walking threw the halls and you catch someones eye and smile,
Or having no homework.
Its making a huge sundae and watching tv.
Its nothing special its the little things that make your day.
Kuchisake onna"Hello dear child, would you mind if I asked you something, Just one little thing," a feminine voice cheeped, I look up with curious eyes, to see a women with fair black hair, dark green eyes, a long white kimono with red splats and a surgeons mask covering her nose and mouth, her eyes were ever so pretty, they shimmered like the ocean does in the sun, and her voice was like an angels.Kuchisake onna in Short Stories More Like This
"Of course you can stranger" I chirped, trying to make my voice sound like hers, I waited a moment before she finally asked...
"Am I beautiful?" her mood dropped slightly as she said those words, I wondered why she was asking that though, surely she knew she was as beautiful as a rose and that nothing could compare to her.
"yes, you are beautiful, your beauty puts the angels to shame." her eyes smiled as I replied with a smile upon my face as well, but after she slowly pulled off the surgeons mask, reviling that the skin of her jaw had been slit, leaving an ugly wound that scarred her, where
12. insanity"What makes you think I'm crazy?12. insanity in Free Verse More Like This
I'm just different to you,
My mental state is not much different to yours,
I don't understand what you see as a problem,
And compare me to something I'm not."
Don't listen to those lies,
I'm on the edge of insanity,
Hallucinations dancing through the night.
"I find your word amusing,
Your jokes tickle me inside,
Your voice warm and gentle,
Your hope is strong as metal,
And what you say is pure delight."
I'm sorry what are you saying,
The demons are screaming over you,
The pitch drives me mad,
I'd love to know what you're saying,
But the demons,
And that your lips move but show no outline of the words
11. memoriesMemories of sadness,11. memories in Free Verse More Like This
Lost dreams of past,
Life of pain,
Every day is regretful,
A living a guilt,
I'm a human disgrace,
Diary full of hurtful days,
From shattered love,
Days of sorrow,
No more happily ever after,
Only good bye.
43. dieI hear your screams,43. die in Free Verse More Like This
As I'm slammed to the floor,
I hear laughter from those punks,
I taste blood,
Inside my mouth,
I feel pain eating away,
You're still stood there,
Like a fool,
I cry out to you,
"Run, forget about me."
But instead the tears poor down,
Staring at me with that look of despair,
They grab your hair,
Laugh in your face,
Ram you into the walls,
I try to rise as I see your pain,
The fear I hold,
Chains me down,
I lay there bleeding,
And shrieking for you,
Then you start to smile,
Now I know you're mad,
"I will not die,
I'll wait here for you,
I feel alive,
When you're beside me,
I will not die,
I'll wait here for you,
In my time of dying."
You say with a voice so strong,
Even though body is limp and numb,
When I can finally get up,
I try so hard to fight them off,
Sirens are ringing,
They start fleeing,
Leaving me with your body,
Thats not moving,
Eyes not opening,
But thankfully still breathing.
keep hopeDarkness eats and tries to steal you away,keep hope in Free Verse More Like This
Lies reaching out,
After your soul,
Believe me now,
That it's painful and seems unforgettable,
And tempting to end it all,
A knife seems so beautiful,
The sound of gunshot is the greatest song,
The waters greeting with open arms,
And the list goes on and on,
But those who succeed in self-destruction,
Look down from the sky's above,
With their tears that fall,
This makes the pouring rain,
Wishing they held on longer,
And facing the pain of those they left to suffer,
The angels reject them,
And the devil sneers,
They choice ruined their sprits,
And broke a families heart,
Leaving others in the situation they were,
If you're going to do anything in life do this...
Live a proud life with no regrets,
Never look back or let people bring you down,
Trust me it gets better,
Your wounded heart will heal,
But it takes time,
You rush it things are over,
Faster than you can blink,
And gates open for others to follow you,
And that gate will open wider
24. wantI want to feel the tips of your finger tips,24. want in Free Verse More Like This
Pressings gently against my flesh of my face,
I want to hear your heavenly voice,
That's ever so smexy and draws me in,
I love the way you purr as you say my name,
It makes me want to be a part of your masterpiece,
I love the way you make me feel,
Like a teenage dream that's here to stay,
I want to know that you love,
And that you'll stay beside me,
I want to know that you can heal my heartbreak,
For real though not just with a bit of pva glue,
I love the way you protect me,
It makes me feel safe,
I love that you let me protect you back,
It makes me feel whole,
I want to feel the warmth of your breath,
And to know your there,
I want to snuggle into you on the coldest nights,
I want to make you mine.
48. youngI want to be young forever,48. young in Free Verse More Like This
But I want my own will,
I want to stay a teen,
But I don't want the adult's nags,
I wanna take my own steps,
Without being pushed,
I wanna be in love,
Without being foolish.
33. wrathFeel the angel's wrath,33. wrath in Free Verse More Like This
As they slam the hammer on your heart,
Their twisted faces,
As they inject their anger into your veins,
Feel as they pull your hair,
And claw your skin,
They knock you down,
Spit on your ashes,
And walk away,
Look for someone else,
To play their stupid game.
20. fortitudeI see fortitude in her eyes,20. fortitude in Free Verse More Like This
I see bravery controlling her from the inside,
I know she can survive the darkest times,
As her courage shall be her light,
Bullying won't destroy her life,
It will make her stronger,
I see fear won't bring her down,
Her strength shall wear the crown,
Through the wind and the rain,
She stands hard like a stone,
In this world that she can't rise above,
That bit of love,
Gives her hope,
And another days life.
9. cutCut my hair,9. cut in Free Verse More Like This
With this new style they might stop calling me whore,
Cut off my food,
Then they might stop calling me fat,
Cut through my skin,
Maybe they will see how human I am,
Cut off my air supply,
And let me suffocate,
Cut my wrists,
I love how my blood dances as it runs down my hand,
Cut off the rest of my social life,
Theres no point having it,
Cut me to pieces,
You might as well,
Cut away what's left of me,
And finish what you started,
Cut, cut, cut,
Is what you do to me,
The only thing is you cut the wrong things,
Why can't you cut my pain away,
Why can't you cut their confidence instead,
Show them what it's like to be left for dead.
The one less travelledA man has to live with the path he has chosen to travel.The one less travelled in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
A fool may walk the path most travelled;
allowing others to choose it for him.
However, it is the coward that continues on the path,
upon discovering that it is the wrong one.
Defiantly treading onwards,
fooling no one, not even himself.
The wise man eventually treads his own path,
stumbling, becoming lost and sure of finding his way.
Growing into a better man with each stride.
What do you want to call it?I held my tongueWhat do you want to call it? in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
You held my heart
My hands around you
Your hands on the door knob
I dont know what you want to call it
But you really should not call it love
I held back tears
you just held back
My heart missed a beat
Yours yet to come to life
I dont know what you want to call it
But you really should not call it love
I cant let go
You are gone
My calls are unanswered
You never picked up the phone
I dont know what you want to call it
But you really should not call it love
Good girl that's badTell me you want a good girl that is badGood girl that's bad in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
A broken girl whose pieces youd grab
A shy girl that takes you to new heights
Tell me you want a good girl that is bad
Tell me you want a shy girl that is daring
A reckless girl whose path youd walk
A submissive girl that you can submit to
Tell me you want a shy girl that is daring
Tell me you want a reckless girl that is careful
A dirty girl whose thoughts youd occupy
A weak girl that you can take advantage of
Tell me you want a reckless girl that is careful
captivityBeen stranded in that wretched treecaptivity in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
sitting uncertainly on its branches
Too scared to jump to the ground
so I sat and watched it all go by
then it snapped and I was falling
I hit the ground with clumsy thud
I was free!
should I have started away?
started walking, started running?
My feet were rooted to the ground
my eyes fixed to where I was captive
and like I fool I mounted the tree
only this time I was feigning my captivity
Don't you love me?They spurned you like a stray dogDon't you love me? in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
salivating at their feet for a scrap of affection.
Like a pauper you're begging for affection
with hands outstretched for receiving.
To whom do you belong?
No one has come to claim you.
You hopeless wandering soul,
a pile of nothingness.
sitting sobbing on street corners
with out anyone to comfort you.
conversing with strangers
looking tor passer's by for acknowledgement.
Your existence dismembered
warming beds with your cold body.
Deesperately seeking affection
yet finding pain to be a most frequent visitor.
Died in our memoriesYour sudden silence seized me and yanked meDied in our memories in Free Verse More Like This
on my hands and knees into our memories;
where our hearts were once acquainted in dance.
flouncing across the floor of our love,
beating in timing with the distant waltz.
In those memories you unravelled me
from the warmth and assurance of your embrace.
and smoothly sent me winding unendingly into oblivion.
Finally my body collapsed into the lonesome winter's night embrace.
My last breath lingered in anticipation of your certain return.
Remarkably, through the haze of sorrow, my weeping eyes distinguished
an outline in the shadows...
It was you
standing there on the threshold of misery.
an indistinguishable rush of emotions seized me
He clasped his frozen fingers around my neck; choking me to death
in my diminishing sight
I witnessed you closing the door....
My corpse left suspended in the shards of broken dreams,
Surrounded by our decomposing memories.
cease to hold meaningThis beauty was felt in my mind.cease to hold meaning in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
your heart,it felt so divine.
then it was released,
this love was made to cease.
Dreams so regrettably conjured
led sense to be murdered, thrown from here.
Dreams now morphed into nightmares.
a crime that shan't remain uncovered.
This was fated never to exist.
To challenge fate; a heart can not resist.
an err that shan't be comitted twice.
The consolation that it ended before it commenced, shall suffice.
truth is peaceOn the edge again is where I sittruth is peace in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
On the edge again my feet dip
Cool to my worn feet
The edge is my seat
On the run again is where I am heading
On the run again my weight is shedding
Painful to my sole
On the run control
In the sea of sunshine is where I bathe
In the sea of sunshine I had it made
Blissful to my repressed soul
In the sea my storys told
RantI hate you!!!!!!Rant in Free Verse More Like This
I yearn to scream it
I hate this but you love it
counting my steps 'til I am back
No phone calls, no pleading required
Like a lost puppy I will find my way back to you
you won't believe me when I say I am done
I don't blame you; I can only half believe me
But as long as I can I shall delay my return
you never ever attempted to come back for me
bitter sweet liberationDancing to an unkown rhythmbitter sweet liberation in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
liberated from thy tree.
floating softly in the bliss.
Above the shining sun illuminates thee.
possessed by pride and grace you twirl.
In that moment you are unique and true.
seconds before the earth crashes into you.
On the earth you now lie.
just another fallen leaf to die.
at the foot of the tree cursed by thee.
bound to be withered and lonely.
the price to expend for liberation
o fearless onewatch me o fearless oneo fearless one in Free Verse More Like This
watch how i defeat you
hear my roar
see my mane fly
listen to the sigh of the wind
as it moans of a lost love
listen to the wind
as it sighs
the wind yearns for what it cant have
and it knows it
home on the horizonhome feels so far from where i want it to behome on the horizon in Free Verse More Like This
i find i cant control my own destiny
the days that have gone
and the years that have passed
see my home on the horizon at last
then the clouds roll over and the rain stat to poor
i walk down the path
god set for me
and i smile
at the thought of my own destiny
but the home i most long for
is still on the far horizon
seeing behind the maski am but a shadow of my former selfseeing behind the mask in Free Verse More Like This
with a mask on my face
and a pen in my hand
i can see behind the mask you wear
i can see the emotions behind your eyes
i can see the intentions written plain across your face
but listen to this
my mask has begun to slip
a part of me snaps
but now listen to this
my mask has fallen from my face
and breaks upon the floor
now you can see me
as i truly am
no mask to show you an imposter
but the real me
me as i truly am
angel of my soulFor life so disappointed my empty soul,angel of my soul in Free Verse More Like This
That I lost my lover,
Now my life's blood runs cold.
As I hear the voice of an angel,
And his wings of black do spread.
His voice, my heart did pull at its sounding.
That my knees did shake,
I sit now listening,
To the mesmerising voice of my angel,
That my soul began to overflow,
And I could feel the warmth
In my cheeks once more
Tears of joy fell down my cheeks,
So warm and comforting,
They laid themselves to rest at my feet.
So now my darling angel,
Were will you go next,
To the hills in the south,
Or the mountains in the west.
Or you could stay with me,
By my side forever,
And lead me to my seat in heaven.
lifetime wishif i could have a lifetime wish,lifetime wish in Free Verse More Like This
a dream that would come true,
i'd pray to god with all my heart for yesterday and you.
a thousand words cant bring you back,
i know because i've tried.
neither will a million tears,
i know because i've cried.
you left behind my broken heart,
and happy memories too.
i never wanted memories,
i only wanted you.
statueat what cost did i seestatue in Free Verse More Like This
my beloved children
taken from me
with no husband
and now no kids
i shall remain Loveless
that shall be my name
because thats what i am
with a heart of stone
and eyes like ice
i remain a statue of what i was once
my eyes cannot cry
my heart cannot soar
for i am a marble statue
and so i shall be once more
my lover of never againGhosts of my mindmy lover of never again in Free Verse More Like This
Torment me no more
For I am not what I seem
Ghosts of my mind
Going from memory to memory
Telling me its all just a dream
For I am not scared
Of what is to come
Of the tomorrow that I face
I cannot condemn an innocent man
to meet my terrible fate
upon the rocky shore below
so ghosts of my mind
please stop your screaming
my life has been decided
I have given my life for you
don't disappoint me my lover of never again
Dont worry.... i know its overdont worry i know its overDont worry.... i know its over in Free Verse More Like This
dont worry cause i'll be fine
dont worry- it doesnt matter
just getting over it will take some time
completely shattered is the world i'd used
just to comunicate what im feeling
you never needed you never wanted
to believe in something, i cant understand
the state im in
im sick of it, i want to cry
im aching now for the reason why
dont worry i know that things change
dont worry im not going to cry
dont worry- it doesnt matter
just geting over it will take some time
i dont feel hated and i dont feel loved
i dont know why im here, why im reeling
you never changed i did you never listened
i cannot ask you now what it is im keeping in
i promisedi promised you a world of your owni promised in Free Verse More Like This
i promised that you'd never be alone
im sorry but these promises i make
have come and gone all to late
i promised that you had a home
i promised you a hand to help you up
im sorry but these promises i make
will not come true
i made promises i couldnt keep
i made hopes rise and then fall heavier than before
i saw what you needed
i saw your pain
i wanted to help but couldnt
i made promises that i couldnt keep
and im sorry
i love you
always the demonSometimes in lifealways the demon in Free Verse More Like This
Things either can't or wont go your way
Sometimes in life
One person's angel is another persons demon
You can't see me
You cannot hear me screaming your name
You cannot smell me
But she can taste the sweetness of your lips on hers
Don't let me disturb you
My dearest angel
Was my angel now my demon
As I see your arms around her
The rain as it falls on my head
Once such a light patter
Now like rocks falling on my scull
I hear the screams leave my lips
I was falling
Because you weren't there to catch me
I was crying
Because you weren't there to tell me it would all be ok
But I have caught myself at last
And I have stoped the shedding of my tears
I have found my way through the darkness
And have walked into the arms of my angel
In ThreesI was armed with half a deck of emotions, two thirds of a heart and eyes of a broken mirror that offered no protection to my soul. I wanted to talk about it often and whenever I needed to, the words would tangle in my mouth, come out as a compliment of a shirt, an idea that had no relevance, a conversation about the weather. I was eighteen. I wanted to be stronger, brilliant, bright like a comet in the sky. Instead, I learnt about how beds could be the most loathed places in the world, bathrooms were meant to be soaked in blood...and men with eyes like knives sometimes used them against people they loved.In Threes in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
I was armed with shards of strength, a misplaced sense of determination and the kind of bravery that only the damned can have. Words haunt, especially when all you have to your name is a broken little mind, a need for validation and an honest fear of losing someone you love. I was twenty. I wanted to make sure that the world around me realised I existed, I wanted to shine for my sake,
The Past, The FutureDo you remember when you were little and your best friend told you she didn't want to be friends anymore? It hurts like something was nesting on your heart and had clawed its way into your soul. There is an childish elegance to the sadness that you assumed only existed for grown ups when they talk about grown up things. In the glorious contant of humanity, the existence of her will corrode and become a faded memory that you will only remember when you hurt again.The Past, The Future in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
And then you will lose your dog, your best friend, your confidant. It will happen suddenly and you will be left with nothing but the hole in your heart of a lost companion who you assumed would be around forever. You will learn at that moment that nothing true or pure lasts forever. A part of your innocence will die as you cradle your companion for the last time. If only you had goldfish and parents who lied to you about him instead.
You will think the worst is over, playgrounds will become a little less magical, danger will b
EternityThis is to the child I loved, the one I lost before I was meant to.Eternity in Free Verse More Like This
This is for the little girl who would have danced with me to the songs we were both meant to love.
This is for the angel who I was meant to have changed for, the little one whose heart was in my own.
This is for the girl who would have skipped to school, the baby who would have laughed.
This is for the song I couldn't sing, the poem I could never write.
This is for the moment in time that never existed, in a car that never moved.
This is for the second that could have been a lifetime, the forever that should have been ours.
This is for the darling who should have been her mother's heart, the mother who failed her child.
This is for the nineteen year old who hadn't planned it, but would have loved her had she known.
This is for those two months, which were the best years of her life.
This is for the man that beat a girl when she was broken, who the
Never AgainThe rain boy had sworn that he would never again smile. His eyes always soaked the oceans with tears from his past and his heart was always dark and locked to anyone who could try and help him. His world had become so bleak and dark, that he stood in rooms of people that were a blur past him and a guitar that just no longer played.Never Again in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
So when the sunshine girl met the rain boy, for a second, the world stood still. In that tiny little balcony, where there was only space for two, the sunshine girl asked the rain boy, "When was the last time you smiled?"
The rain boy was startled for a second at someone talking to him, but he answered anyway, "I think it was ten years ago."
"Is that because someone broke your heart?"
"It is because more than one person broke my heart."
"Oh." She paused for a moment, but looked up again, her eyes dancing like star like diamonds "Well, just because someone broke your heart, it doesn't mean that they should become the hero of your story."
Moving On"It all seems to be in order. Let me just read your last file."Moving On in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
"It says here you used to have a girlfriend who was raped whilst you were with her?"
"Did she love you?"
"Yes. More than I could handle, I suppose."
"According to your file you told her she wasn't the one, and that her overfamiliarity with men led her to be in this situation?"
"Er yes? But it's not like I told her she deserved to be raped, it was more-"
"Just yes or no answers would do. Did you do anything prior to this incident to make this girl feel loved?"
"Yes I didn't cheat. I think that's enough for any relationship."
"It also says here that you almost had a child with her."
"Yes. She miscarried."
"I'm sorry for your loss."
"Don't worry about it I'm not very emotionally attached to such things."
"Did you at least comfort her? Go with her to the hospital? Take her for a routine check up?"
"No. I didn't think that I needed to. She seemed to handle it fine. Besides, at th
Online"I have a problem."Online in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
"You always were a worrier."
"Don't you want to know what it is?"
"Not if it's going to worry me as well."
"That's precisely why you should know it."
"I really think I'll pass."
"But this time it's a really big deal."
"Oh for the love of- All right. All right. You win. What is it?"
"What did you think the first time you met me?"
"That's not a problem, that's a question."
"How am I supposed to answer it exactly?"
"I don't know if your mother explained this to you, but all you have to do is open your mouth and words-"
"Shut it, smart ass."
"Then answer the question."
"I thought you were beautiful."
"See, now that's impossible."
"And why is that?"
"Because the first time you met me, it was online."
"It wasn't your face I was calling beautiful. It was your anonymity in your words."
"What does that mean?"
"It means that in the vast abyss of the seas that form a web of people, you were the one who sat alone in a life broke
Opportunities"Please teach me." She asked him softly.Opportunities in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
"Teach you what?" He looked out of the window, shattered glass at his feet. Her face was looking down as she sat on her knees, studying a thousand of his reflections in the mirror like shards below. He seemed a little impatient. She didn't flinch at the annoyance in his voice.
Her eyes, the eyes of a moon nymph drowning, looking into his, the eyes of the sea god who was drowning her. "Teach me about life."
"What is life?" His voice broke slightly, and before it could be seen, he was looking out of his window again. "It is nothing but broken words, stolen from the lips of lovers that had been doomed a long time ago. It is a thousand poniards wedged in the heart of a man who cannot die. It is the black tar on the soul of a woman who cannot breathe." He laughed bitterly, "Life is nothing but an opportunist. It drains your soul. And all it ever offers us in return, are opportunities of sadness and hardship."
"It also gives us a time to be happy and
RivalryHis name is Jack. I know that usually, I don't disclose much to you. But Jack is someone I need to tell you about. I have known Jack my whole life. He's been a best friend to me when the concept of best friends was nothing but some candy, and who led the gang in the playground. Commitment was a pair of bicycles thrown on the lawn and a race to the spiced lemonade his mother made so well. When we were young, we knew we were going to conquer the world. The battle was always, who would conquer it first?Rivalry in Emotional More Like This
Jack's father was an alcoholic. I will never forget that rainy afternoon when I opened the door to find him standing there, rain soaked tears streaming down his face and a red, harsh welt across his cheek. We stood there for what seemed like hours. We didn't speak at all that day. And after that, he was a different person. You see, Jack never had any siblings. I was his last remnant of childhood, his rival playground leader and yes, maybe even his best friend.
It was just his mother and hi
ExcusesHe sleeps like a child without a voice. (And she listens like a child who cannot hear.)Excuses in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
He dreams like a stranger on a train. (And she watches like another fixated by his thoughts.)
He sighs like the first whisper of a rainstorm. (And she understands like the eve of the storm.)
He breathes like tomorrow is his last day. (And she reminds him that he will live longer than ever.)
He sings like a bird in the winds of the forest. (And she understands the sweetness of every note.)
He cries like the downpour in the desert. (And she climbs to the ends of the earth to make him smile.)
He loses his way like a deer out of the forest. (And she guides him back each time to the place where he is meant to be.)
He breaks like a fragile flower in the dust and the wind. (And she tells him he is too strong to be fragile ever.)
He fights like the last angel defending heaven. (And she gives him his swords and armor.)
He writes like the blood from the finest writer's heart. (And she reads his words with awe
Death"Do you fear death?"Death in Short Stories More Like This
The question loomed in the air before my body, as if a sword looming over someone almost conquered by their enemy. But I looked down at my hands and then back up, only to say, "Have you ever felt the pain of watching two lovers embrace at the end of a movie? It's supposed to be a happy ending. But your heart tells your lungs to stop breathing for just a minute because it will never ever be yours."
"Do you fear death?"
A question repeated deserves an answer. But instead, my trembling hands sat clenched on my lap, the blue ink like veins showing through the frail covering that might rip apart any second. "Do you know what it's like to wake up in the middle of the night to hear a song, just to remind yourself, you're going to be all right? Over and over again until it doesn't work anymore."
"Do you fear death?"
The invisible chain linked through my fingers, and I closed my tired eyes, this time, hearing the impatience in th
Shatterglass by eight 0f heartsShatterglass by eight 0f hearts in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It had survived things that no mug should have had to endure.
It had been dropped off cliffs, plunged into radioactive water, used to hold questionable substances and once travelled several hundred kilometres after Pilot tied a helium balloon to it. It had been thrown at Snippy countless times. It had suffered the indignity of being sat on by Engie after the Captain left it lying on a chair.
It had never been washed in its life.
But in the end, all it took was one little nudge, and the mug the great, glorious mug was reduced to a few shards of broken ceramic and a spatter of sad-looking tea.
It happened like this:
They were seated around the kitchen table in their current place of residence. "Kitchen", of course, is taken very broadly here there was no ceiling, nor were there any kitchen appliances; it was, in fact, merely a ramshackle table in the middle of an empty room.
Today's lunch consisted of cold baked beans which was quite the delicacy considering t
Standing With YouI am deathly afraid of how I feel when you brush your hand along my arm,Standing With You in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Leaning beside my ear while your breath warms every bit more than my skin.
And with every breath my heart would tremble a need between fear and wanting,
So slowly that I began wondering if this could lead to something a little more..
I always enjoyed kissing your frowns away,
Knowing that my hands could soothe the pains from your back.
The things you do that makes it hard to stay mad at you,
The things I happily give you knowing you are mine.
I long for you even when you are silly or frustrating,
But especially when you are sweet and loving.
I wonder if you could feel this at night,
Even when we are together, the aching of my heart longing for more.
Between HeartbeatsWe hold in our kiss what you once called the beauty of a fading dream,Between Heartbeats in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
The light to what seems to be a way of desperation,
Or perhaps just one to break down my seams.
Your touch calls upon my skin waves upon waves of trembling need,
Leaving me in fear of your breath-taking little smiles,
A chance to lose my mind to this consolation of love in between.
But I'm the one who has been preaching the lack of beauty in a fading dream,
Lighting the light in making our own unfading dreams,
And to perhaps hoping to fall in love somewhere in between.
Lingering ThoughtsI wonder if you could be happy without me,Lingering Thoughts in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
If you could do being without me.
Whether you'll still laugh as beautifully,
With that small smile lingering all day long unconsciously.
I really don't think I can do all that without you.
And even if I could come to love again.
It would never again feel as easy as breathing,
Like having a heart just a little smaller than being complete.
Maybe I'm just wondering how important I am to you,
How true your beautiful words are,
How I know with such a certainty,
That you are the reason for all my lingering smiles.
The Spontaneous GuyThe Spontaneous Guy in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
If I could write a poem to make you fall in love with me,
I would have done it the moment I met you,
The moment I felt you smile..
The time you took me with that kiss.
I always want to make the world better wherever I go,
Speak my words and strengthen every person's will.
But every time I see you it's I who couldn't speak,
And whenever you touch me my world's perfectly complete.
So maybe tomorrow I will be able to write the poem I long to write you,
Look you in the eyes and tell you how much I really want you too.
It shouldn't be that hard to say a short "I love you",
But falling in love has even taken me to a place far from complete.
Regret?Everyone writes about broken dreams, whether love is worth the pain, the crushed dreams of yesterday and chipped hearts incomplete. Everyone writes out of insecurities of the beautiful that brings us anguish of a heartful. I believe that the more negative things we spread in this world, the darker this world will become. And if only we could learn to share in action and words of the things we should live for, then this world may just have become just a little bit better than before.Regret? in Emotional More Like This
We should never forfeit the good things in life because of the bad,and make our decisions in life based soly upon them. The most valuable things in life are definitely hardest to hold onto, and lies to oneself, pain, fear, or anguish definitely isn't one of them, not if it comes so easy to hold onto.
I write to spread love, the true kind. And if you can come to see it in the world around you, then you know how special it can be, how hard sometimes it is to hold on to. But more than anything, it's something
Love IncompletelySometimes when I come back I'll be here waiting for youLove Incompletely in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Imagining your lovely voice
Touching more of me than eyes could see.
And when you do come back you are my breathless darling
My sweet sleepyhead, lying on top of me
Soft pools of lust at my feet.
So as I am looking into the river of love in your eyes
I know I probably will be waiting for you again impatiently
Like a flower waiting for the sun to rise at night, incompletely.
Happy Valentine's DayYou are more than the sweetness of my heart,Happy Valentine's Day in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
The glow in my smile you say is there,
The beauty of the winter in my eyes when I look upon the lonely trees outside
And when I breathe I want to breathe in only the scent of you.
I know you love me not because of some romantic imagination of a prince charming,
With shining armor and a winning smile or all the silly love poems.
Or maybe it is the silly love poems you like..
Silly words of my heart.
I know your heart beats with the fleeting rain,
A sense of something to treasure like love,
And in my heart,
A place that could never have enough of you.
A Complete DistractionA Complete Distraction in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
I was upset when you kissed me,
And suddenly I couldn't remember why.
It was like nothing else mattered,
Nothing but this feeling in its place.
I sometimes reread all the love notes you gave me when I feel this way,
Count all the times you could've missed me.
Day dream of all the times I dreamed about you,
And I've never dreamed about anyone as much as you.
So sometime I want to touch you in a small way every time I see you during the day,
Just to tease you, and know you'll think of me all the same.
But for now I only wish to savor your lips,
And this feeling surging unexpectedly from my chest.
I Smile BecauseThe touch of your breath is like a rainbow sighI Smile Because in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Tingles more than my skin,
Brushing warmth to more than just my heart,
And occasionally leaves me breathless in need.
I can feel the swimming gracefulness of your lips,
Seemingly carrying waves and waves of trembling want.
And the glitter of ocean in your eyes is one of a kind,
Just like the love scented hands you are holding me with.
And these words are words I could never speak aloud,
Because when I am confronted by your eyes,
My heart always feels like surrendering,
Slowly, to your every need.
When You CriedAnother heart fell from the sky.When You Cried in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Tearing broken love to combine.
Another fate left to chance,
Searching souls to confide...
In your eyes I could see all the diamonds of lies,
All the broken rainbow sighs...
By what so many people dream of at night.
But when the Sun rises..
And it always does...
If only we wait enough,
And to trust our hearts in what people call love.
He SaysHe asks me why I print so much,He Says in Free Verse More Like This
Why I can't just get everything I need at once,
And save myself some time.
But honey, I like the exercise.
He says that I should change the color of my hair,
That I would look better with lighter hair,
More people would look at me, he says.
Darling, what I look like is just for me.
He tells me that I need to change the way I think about myself;
Confidence is better than looking at the ground
And need to show people that I am proud.
Baby, how can I be proud of me when you're not?
He claims that I need to let my inhibitions go
Just relax and let him have his way with me;
I'll feel better in the long run.
Sweetie, consent is sexy.
He begs me not to turn my back on him,
That he needs me to stay
I'm the only one who can save his life.
You bastard, I'm walking away from you, to live my life for me again.
Just About a Year AgoJust about a year ago,Just About a Year Ago in Free Verse More Like This
You answered with "I guess,"
When I asked you if I could be the girl by your side,
The one you smiled down on, the one your friends all knew
Whom you introduced to Mom and Dad as your girlfriend.
Just about a year ago,
Was when I first held your hand.
I should have known then where it was going to lead:
To phone calls and text messages and all those wonderful hugs
From the first time, to right before we said goodbye the last.
Just about a year ago,
We drove around together.
You had no license, so I did it,
But you always felt bad,
Such a gentleman.
Just about a year ago,
I found out some of what makes you laugh,
A little of what makes you mad
(But remember, your sister looks up to you)
And a whole lot that makes you smile.
Just about a year ago,
I opened my heart to your possibilities,
And got a wonderful reward.
I found my best friend, my partner in crime,
The most faithful man in my life.
Just about a year ago,
I gave love one more try,
And what I got, was the
Wash It All Away?The waves lap against the shore,Wash It All Away? in Free Verse More Like This
A steady beat of a marching drum.
His fingers tap the beat on my arm,
Moving the rhythm of the music.
Tonight, we lean against each other,
Lost in the moon and the sounds of the sea.
A gentle sweet melody,
Drifting us away to a place of sweet harmony.
I can feel the tide tickling my toes,
Happy in this moment
But unsure of what he's thinking.
Does he feel the way my heart is beating?
Can he hear the thoughts that are deep inside my head?
I wish there was a way to tell him how I feel,
A secret connection,
Hidden between him and I.
Soon the tide will cover the shore,
Cleaning the sand and washing the beach.
It will wipe away every trace of us,
Every proof that we were even there.
Long after the moon sets,
After the waves have swallowed everything we left behind,
I will remember this magical night,
Just you and me, under the stars,
Abandoned BooksBirds, paper wings, paper beaksAbandoned Books in Free Verse More Like This
Flying all around me.
Stories from the past, stories of the present,
Even some about the future,
All waiting for me to read,
Waiting for me to discover their secrets.
These birds, they want to be caught,
They want to feel a purpose again.
Every phase of my life,
Crazy or sane,
They've stood by me, they're represented.
Lying there, waiting
While I collected them one by one,
Waiting for me to want them again.
They keep each other company,
Snuggled together on the shelves.
When I walk in the door
I can hear them calling out to me
Desperate chirps begging me to care for them
Asking me to hold them in my hands again.
I love this collection;
I've spent a lot of time gathering it.
Their colors and stories just drew me to them;
I wanted to know it all.
My fingers trace their spines, their backs
Wishing I had the courage to open them up.
This collection of words, of books, of stories, is my whole life
Presented to you in black and white.
Come on in and see,
BastardI stand in front of you,Bastard in Free Verse More Like This
All of my secrets, hopes and dreams
Revealed, not like you care.
I thought that you were better than this,
But I have since learned that you have played me the fool.
But sometimes I still wish,
That I could kiss your magical lips.
And hold you close,
Just how little I now care for you.
I used to stand in front of you, stripped bare,
With my secrets all revealed, but you never cared.
I have since moved on and covered up,
Never again slipping up.
Writer's Block ChecklistWriter's Block Checklist in Free Verse More Like This
1. Sit down at your desk
2. Open your notebook
3. Pick up your pencil
14. Get up and walk around for an hour
21. Sit down at your desk again
22. Stare at the ceiling
28. Find an idea
29. Write a sentence
KeysBoxes and locks,Keys in Free Verse More Like This
chains and bars;
how many more ways
can they think of to keep me in?
I see my escape,
hanging just of out my reach.
My hands stretch as far as they can go,
But I am held back by the bars.
They hang, shining,
full of promise, waiting for me to grab them.
I try as hard as I can,
my hands still fall short of their goal.
Frustration is slowly building
as I try again and again to reach my escape.
I don't think I will ever be free;
they just hang those keys there to torture me.
They know how much I will want to get them,
but they know I will never reach.
Oh, how I want to hold the cold metal in my fingers,
and feel the power of escape!
Every night I dream of holding those keys
and twisting the metal in my hands.
But every morning I wake up to the same thing:
an abrupt jolt back to reality.
I am locked away in this room once again,
peeking through the bars,
at the shining keys hanging just out of my reach
just taunting me, letting me know that I will n
Heroes UnacknowledgedThe most valiant heroesHeroes Unacknowledged in Free Verse More Like This
are the ones we do not remember.
The ones who tried to leave a legacy,
They have fought hard,
but it wasn't enough for recognition.
So they lie in the ground,
graves unmarked and forgotten,
Covered with leaves, vines
falling down from trees, rising high next to
bones buried deep and weathered with age,
long ignored in the dust.
These people gave their lives
to spend an eternity
trapped and forgotten in the ground.
Overshadowed by people
Who spent all their time,
bragging and overcompensating
for cowardly deeds.
They make their fame taking the glories of those forgotten masses
And making them their own.
These borrowed deeds are talked about so much,
that people start to believe that they are true.
Those that from which the ideas had been stolen,
now must lie silent
When the Daylight ComesSlip your hand inside of mine,When the Daylight Comes in Free Verse More Like This
I dare you.
I want to feel your heart beat,
I want you to feel mine too.
It binds us close together,
And I believe that this is where you want to be.
Trust me, I know that this won't last forever,
You've made that very clear.
One day I know you're gonna leave me,
Turn away and never look back.
But am I wrong, tell me am I wrong
To want to spend tonight with you?
Let's just sit back and enjoy being together,
Before the sun comes up and the sky turns blue.
Is there any chance that I could make you stay,
Any way you wouldn't leave?
Maybe you could just hold me for a little while.
If you did, do you think,
That there might be a slim little chance,
That we could keep the sun from rising?
Not Your GirlI'm not just a girl,Not Your Girl in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Standing at your door.
I'm not just a lonely heart,
Like I was before.
I'm not just an item,
That you can use and throw away.
I'm not just an umbrella,
You only use on a rainy day.
I'm not just your employee;
I don't love just to get paid.
And I'm not going to take the lies,
That cut me like a blade.
I'm tougher than you think;
I don't have to put up with all this hurt.
I fell in love with what I thought was real,
And not just a simple flirt.
I Dreamt of YouI dreamt of youI Dreamt of You in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
The night before,
But this one wasn't
Like any before.
You held me close
To your chest,
And there my cheek
Stayed at rest.
Your lips were soft,
Your touches, sweet,
Your perfection was obvious,
From your head to your feet.
Your kisses came
And never went,
And this was much
To my content.
Your hands explored
My slender waist,
As your tongue went
To see how I taste.
Your eyes were bright,
As were mine,
And our lungs breathed
In perfect time.
My heart gave way
Towards the end
When my stubborn mind
Began to bend.
Your kisses convinced
My battered heart
That our precious love
Would make it hard to part.
Our kisses turned to hugs,
And you held me close,
And I smiled because it was
What I wanted the most.
And then you slipped
That ring on my finger
And bliss overwhelmed me
As your hands began to linger.
And I laughed and smiled
As I kissed your lips
And you placed your
Hands on my hips.
And then I awoke that
Morning to find you there
With your fingers still
Tangled in my hair.
ShatteredShe is broken becauseShattered in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
He is not.
At long last
The pieces are coming together
To form this monstrous conclusion.
Either she cries, or she dies. The
Right choice being none.
Either way she is in pieces,
Dead on the floor.
Like ClockworkYou are the minute-hand,Like Clockwork in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
And I am merely the second.
You are the whole picture,
And I am only part of it.
Your grace and your precision
Are followed by my feeble ticks.
You are the king in his fine, dark castle.
I float upon the River Styx.
My desire for you
Put your power and glory to shame;
I fight most desperately for your affection,
But it is in vain.
I am nothing to you
But some weak girl.
You just can't see
That you are my whole world.
I would climb every mountain.
I would swim the seven seas.
I would do almost anything
To get you to love me,
But I am only the secondhand,
While you are the minute.
My heart is small and fragile,
And you're the only one it.
Sea of ParanoiaIf I loved you,Sea of Paranoia in Free Verse More Like This
Would you love me back?
Or would our relationship
Just take a step back?
And if you loved me,
Would our love be like
A million little waves
Crashing down on me.
Petty WishesI wish you were here to kiss me goodnightPetty Wishes in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I wish you were here to hold me tight.
I wish you were here to kiss away my tears
I wish you were here to chase away my fears.
I wish you were here in the morning light
I wish you were here in the late of the night.
I wish you were here to have and to hold
I wish you here because love like ours will never grow old.
LoveIt's not fair when you look at me that wayLove in Free Verse More Like This
The way my heart jumps
The way my stomach churns
Is that natural?
The way your lips feel on mine is insane
Am I supposed to get chills?
Am I supposed to still feel
Your lips on mine when you're gone?
My Promise to YouI love you.My Promise to You in Free Verse More Like This
With every breath,
With every heartbeat,
With every kiss,
With every smile,
With everything that I am,
I love you.
I love you through peace.
I love you through war.
I love you in hard times
And in easy times.
I love you when you are strong,
And I love you when you are weak.
I love you for seconds,
I love you when you are angry,
And when you are sad and weak.
I love you when you are happy,
And when you are strong,
And when you are sick,
And when you are rich,
And when you are poor.
I love you forever.
I love you for always.
I love you in death as I loved you in life.
And I will kiss your tears away,
And I will chase away your fears,
And I will hold you in my arms for years and years
Because I love you.
I love you with my heart,
With my everything,
I love you.
When you are broken and afraid,
I will be there to comfort you.
When you are happy and proud,
I will be there to laugh and celebrate with you.
When you are hurting,
A Thoughtful TaleWith busted lips and broken skin,A Thoughtful Tale in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
This thoughtful tale begins again.
It all starts with the match.
That's all it takes for the fire to catch.
The fire then spreads throughout the room,
And only one can begin to feel their doom.
What began as a simmer and grew to a flare
Will certainly show her how much he cares.
The flames leap; the flames roar.
The fire so menacingly is blocking the door.
There is no escape; she will soon burn.
This delusional girl! She'll never learn.
He strikes her once, and then twice more,
Going back on exactly what he swore.
After what seems like hours and hours of continuous burning,
The flames are extinguished, but bound to be returning.
The only thing left when the fire is gone,
Are ashes and a girl that won't make it 'til dawn.
What a foolish girl. She will never see
The beautiful woman she will never be.
What RemainsLooking at my reflection,What Remains in Free Verse More Like This
I can't see past the tears.
My mask runs down my face.
I am broken and exposed to the world.
My heart beats are quiet.
There isn't a single sound.
My world is crumbling in silence;
Not even a whisper of remorse.
Shards of glass are scattered
About my broken room,
A place that was once my safe haven
Is now crushed along with my peace.
My muse, my love, my soul,
Taken away from me so suddenly.
I am snapping under the weight
Of the broken, shattered remains.
ShadowCastingA shadow of who I used to be,ShadowCasting in Free Verse More Like This
is all I will ever see.
A hallucination, not reality,
lured into a false sense of security.
Nowhere to run,
no place to hide.
Fly away from here,
Because a shadow of me,
is all you will see.
The MasqueradeA fake smile,The Masquerade in Free Verse More Like This
They all stare,
as your heart beats faster.
No one knows,
what's deep inside.
right before their eyes;
it has begun.
Now they know,
you fear the sun.
NevermindI'm hurt, but nevermind;Nevermind in Free Verse More Like This
just look the other way.
I'm frustrated, but nevermind;
doesn't affect your day.
So forget it,
move on with your life.
Forget it ever happened,
turns out I only need this knife.
Brought an end to all the pain.
I no longer am your burden,
never to exist again.
BlindYou've torn apart my hopes and dreams,Blind in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
until nothing remained.
Tried and tried and tried again,
but nothing's ever gonna change.
Everyday in misery;
it's all I know.
Never quite had the nerve to say-
All the times you passed me by,
just turned away,
didn't want to see me cry,
what you have done to me.
Nothing I do is good enough,
you'll always know.
You never loved me.
You'll never know,
how much it hurts.
Knowing I'll try to stand,
but just hit the dirt, again.
Every day of hopelessness;
it's all I know.
Never really found the words to say-
And every time I felt the pain,
you told me that I was to blame.
Can't you see,
what you have done to me?
Remember Me?Hey there, stranger,Remember Me? in Free Verse More Like This
You were right,
nothing ever came of me.
A messed up child,
never allowed to be a kid.
can't do anything good enough.
"Don't mess up,"
a curse you put upon me.
That's all I ever was,
just a thing to use.
I took your orders,
pure sadness and frustration hidden with smiles.
Laughter kept the tears away,
you caused it all.
Hey there, stranger,
I was right.
Nothing ever came of me.
PorcelainPowerless,Porcelain in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
from the start.
Can't Hold OnIf everything else falls away,Can't Hold On in Free Verse More Like This
hold on to what you know.
Hold on to strength,
hold on to love.
Hold on to lies,
if need be.
But if all else fails,
watch the sunset over the sea.
Know that every one can see it,
people near and far.
Hope will always be around,
doesn't matter where you are.
Lost and FoundIf you ever feel like getting lost,Lost and Found in Free Verse More Like This
just follow me.
Maybe then you'll see,
there's nothing left of me.
Soul ripped to shreds,
heart broken to pieces.
If you want to hear lies,
listen to this song.
Maybe someday you'll see,
you don't want to sing along.
Music brought together,
lyrics torn apart.
Hope one day,
will rescue me.
Pray to God,
though I don't believe.
I don't understand,
There's nothing left.
So, if you ever feel like getting lost,
just follow me.