Lost, Little Boy“Lost, Little Boy”
There exists a dazzling forest with glistening
Water flowing down the hill with listening
Ears as if to appear sound and protected
But I know the truth of which none have detected
These waterfalls are a collection of tears
That fall from the eyes over the years
And never dry out but always throughout
Sprinkle the flowers that strengthen and sprout
But this thick air has become too vague to see
Or to breathe or drive through these wounded trees
In which the bark in the dark without a doubt
Grows in arcs and sparks curiosity without
Any idea where to fathom or begin
To search for the missing child buried with
Hunchback"Hunchback"Hunchback in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
So much that I've done wrong
Always believing it's bad to be me
That I'll never amount to anything
Despite what I've already achieved
So much I can't control
No matter what cards I'm dealt
If I'm a product of my environment
Then why do I blame myself?
So much negativity
Was throw in my direction
It's no wonder I frown
On my unworthy reflection
So what if I've made mistakes?
That only shows I'm imperfect
Show me one human who's divine
And I'll shake his hand with respect
Still when darkness falls
And I sit here in the cold
i know I could do so much better
I know I can be so much more
One day, I'll show them
Everyone who laugh
Morning Light“Morning Light”Morning Light in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
These hills that I’ve traversed
Within each and every verse
Have led me to believe
In all the things I see
And where I am right now
I could never imagine how
I have gotten myself to stand
On my own two feet again
I thought I could never dream
Or at least in what I mean
Or maybe this is fake
And these thoughts I can not shake
So sad and unaware
Bad thoughts are always there
Floating in my head
Taunting me instead
I don’t want to be naÔve
And believe in what I see
But this thing called pressure
Is more than I can measure
Anxiety never disappears
Even though the ones I fear
Have finally gone away
Hall Of Mirrors"Hall Of Mirrors"Hall Of Mirrors in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I was once thrown into a hall of mirrors
Surrounding me on every side
I was forced to look deep into my soul
For I had not a place to hide
Every mirror reflected someone different
Some versions were fat or thin
Each version had different color eyes
But none revealed the person within
Some versions were short or tall
Some had me in a tie and suit
Some had me in a summertime shirt
But none revealed the person I knew
Every mirror showed different contrast
And different objects floating in space
Some reflections were lighter than others
But none helped reflect my own face
So finally down on hands and knees
I asked desperat
Johnny Boy"Johnny Boy"Johnny Boy in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Little Johnny sits on his wooden doorstep everyday isolated
Never having a girlfriend nor any friends left him frustrated
Johnny was a proper person, but unfortunately mocked at school
For reasons kids can't comprehend because kids can be cruel
Little Johnny's now on his doorstep weeping alone; he has nobody
He takes a sip from his Kool Aid and cries to himself; he's so lonely
It's not his fault he wears glasses and acquires good grades
But he's never been to a sporting event nor ever stayed up late
This pattern happens everyday as the kids push him around
Some days are worse than others; like the time he kissed the ground
Serenade Her Sky"Serenade Her Sky"Serenade Her Sky in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Use me if you need to vent
Use me to your heart's content
I'm here for you; I'm prepared
I'll always listen; don't be scared
Use me as your punching bag
Tell me when you're feeling mad
I do not bruise; I have the might
If it means you'll be all right
Use me when you're black and blue
I'll restore your heart anew
Let me know when you are grey
Things won't always stay the same
Thanks for giving me the chance
To walk together hand-in-hand
I promise to help you through
What it is that's killing you
Tell me if I'm acting wrong
Tell me if I don't belong
I can handle what you say
I've matured in many ways
You're the stars an
Learning To Fly“Learning To Fly”Learning To Fly in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Deep within a forest's workings
Lay creatures of the night slowly lurking
And nestled within branches of the trees
Lies little birds grouped in threes
Though so young to their mothers' delight
They decided their birds are ready for flight
But not every bird is geared to leave the nest
In fact many of the birds cry in protest
Meanwhile gathered together on the ground below
Are vicious animals lurking to and fro
Ready to devour the ones who fail
To successfully take to the skies and sail
No sooner do the birds begin to fly
Do many of the birds' flights turn awry
Crashing into every obstacle on their route
Blossom"Blossom"Blossom in Free Verse More Like This
Beyond the cherry oaks and evergreen backwoods
Past the landscapes of emerald trees and creeks of water
On top of a hill surrounded by mud and soil
Lies an innocent flower as delicate and quiet as the wind
I planted this flower from the seedlings in my garden
Carefully cultivating this flower to reflect the beauty of nature
But I soon knew my flower outgrew its surroundings
This particular flower needed ample room to grow
At first the roots resisted, I had to tug to set them free
Scared of the storms and fires that could potentially be
The unknown wilderness is a scary place I must admit
Regardless my garden was not a comfortable
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
Maiden By The Bay“Maiden By The Bay”Maiden By The Bay in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Every now and then across the water at night
A lady can be seen dressed in long silky white
She dances along the water as elusive as a bird
Her beauty so astounding I can not put into words
Her movements so graceful they shift the moon’s release
On the gravity of the earth; every crevice and crease
If the world were to fall apart around her piece by piece
Her dancing would never cease but only increase
And I wait for every day to end so I can say
I have seen this great maiden by the bay
The flowers enveloping her sing in harmony with the bees
The trees bend their barks and their branches tease
Fairy Tales"Fairy Tales"Fairy Tales in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
At the end of the final chapter
Most stories end happily after
Enchanted evenings; dreams coming true
Believing in magic; it could happen to you
Fairy tales fuel our dormant fires
Romantic films quench our inner desires
Demons become friends; fun times never end
Must be nice to live in a realm of pretend
That's not how things work in the real world
The hero doesn't always win his girl
People pass away; buildings crumble and fall
Cinderella's mice in reality would be mauled
Teacups don't sing; at least none that I know
Carpets can't glide through the wind's blow
Crabs do not dance; that is really absurd
Animals can't talk; at
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?
Practice Poem - Poor Little TimmyPractice Poem - Poor Little Timmy:Practice Poem - Poor Little Timmy in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Down into well, poor Timmy fell,
Down he fell into the pits of hell.
Brought into hell by an eldritch spell,
Poor little Timmy who fell down the well.
Alone he cowered and shivered and shook,
He shook for hours, so long it took,
So long it took for him to feel well,
Well enough to explore this hell...
Through pathways littered with scenes most gory;
Most gory indeed was little Timmy's story,
A story of fear and suffering defined,
Poor little Timmy, he ran out of time...
Now then, I think I'll go welcome my little guest...
-Chen Yuan Wen, 14th December 2012
DishonouredDishonoured:Dishonoured in Free Verse More Like This
He stands before the adoring crowd,
Basking in their cheers and standing ovation.
But he has already been dishonoured -
By means of his perverse innovation.
For none could know of the dark secret;
About the art that he claims to be his own.
It is naught but an illusion, smoke and mirrors -
A theft for which he must atone...
But this disgusting creature, this worthless abhuman;
So desperate for the glory which he sees upon the stage!
Will quietly don the skin of another;
An urge he must assuage...
Biting his nails, a cracked smile upon his lips, he whispers:
"No one will know, no one will find it and I am great..."
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
The PoetThe Poet:The Poet in Free Verse More Like This
He smiles as he sees her sleeping
& gently covers her with a blanket.
He goes to the window and looks out
watching snow fall, ever so slowly...
He sees people in the streets,
Chatting, walking. Some happy,
Others sad. Hearts beating,
Hearts broken; some warm, some cold.
He looks back at her, as she stirs in bed.
A yawn from her, brings another smile to him:
"How cute," he chuckles as he strokes her head.
He runs his fingers through her hair and is content.
Yet, even if he is happy here, again -
He is drawn to that window and finds himself
Staring out at the street and watching;
Marveling at the disparity and wonderin
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
BelovedBeloved:Beloved in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
With a bright radiant smile
If only for me...
-Chen Yuan Wen, 4th January 2013
Memories of WarMemories of War:Memories of War in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
What is this long-lost memory inside?
Where oceans turn; what have we left behind
With star-burned wings out above the sky.
The sleeping sons are lovingly left to lie...
A thousand tears you've cried for all,
Now its time for you to fall!
Will you open up the door,
To the future we ignore?
Are you simply lying broken,
From the memory awoken;
Are you simply living lies,
Bitter taste with ropes you tie...
And the world will soon forget.
Fill my heart with this regret?
For the victims written in stone.
Unspoken sin you now atone...
Yeah I've seen this world where we livin' in pain,
Wrap my body round with chain
Alone but AliveAlone but Alive:Alone but Alive in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Oh here I am standing,
A lost soul is landing.
The coldest December,
Can you still remember?
Do you even hear me?
There's no one around me!
Oh shadow that I see,
The void right behind me.
Yet still I am breathing;
Yet still I am feeling.
The coldest sensation,
Oh worthless creation!
Are you still crying?
Oh why are you lying - abandoned and cold
Cold like what was left of soul,
Made of all the life you stole.
Walk divine but made of sin,
Worm of hatred squrim within.
Sin of lust and sin of pride,
Lash the tongue that last has lied.
Yours was silver with a promise,
Kiss of death and then you vomit.
Counting All the VoicesCounting All The Voices:Counting All the Voices in Free Verse More Like This
How many voices choose to speak; a debate within my head.
† † As I lie awake, counting cracks, on the wall above my bed.
I seem to think of random colours and things you've never seen.
† † But I don't like to hear the ugly voices, some are rather mean!
Though I suppose we are a loving family and thus I must accept
† † That when it comes to stashing bodies, we are most adept...
Best of luck detective, you have three days to find her (^_^)/
-Chen Yuan Wen, 8th February 2013
Practice Poem - Artistic FrustrationPractice Poem - Artistic Frustration:Practice Poem - Artistic Frustration in Free Verse More Like This
Wrong, wrong, wrong, WRONG!
Everything is wrong.
'As then sun dew drips from her eyes'-
Do I really think that'll be good enough?
Hours spent on each piece -
Punctuated only by sound of ripping paper -
To lie crumpled upon my wooden floor,
Unable to be forgotten.
As the hours pass and the day wears on,
More and more worlds are crushed by my hands.
Realities sprawled upon a single piece of paper,
To die as quickly as they are formed.
A man's whose romance is torn in two,
A vampire about to meet his prey.
A werewolf standing against an army
And a boy facing the world alone.
These are the li
My Soul to KeepHeart beats fast,My Soul to Keep in Free Verse More Like This
nerves are stretching,
so close to snapping.
Try to calm down.
Take a deep breath,
feel so weak,
so close to death.
and the clock's ticking slow.
When will it be over?
When's my time to go?
about to break.
God, I'm here,
my soul to take.
Take it now.
I'm really done,
tired of fighting,
don't want to run.
I just want to rest,
just want to sleep,
take me forever,
my soul to keep.
My voice?I tried to smile,My voice? in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
laugh through the pain,
but it's been a while,
I think I'm insane.
I can't hear my own voice.
The one that says what I want.
Now I have no choice.
You never did, it taunts.
It tells me what I should say.
It tells me who I am.
It tells me everyday.
Am I the lion or the lamb?
Am I as weak as I feel,
or as strong as I pretend?
Am I cold and hard as steel,
or just waiting for it to end?
Who am I?
Do I really want to know?
I end with a sigh.
The voice is telling me to go.
My Immortal FriendWhere are you,My Immortal Friend in Free Verse More Like This
my sweetest friend?
When did our friendship
come to an end?
I don't remember much,
but I know you're there.
I can feel your presence,
heavy in the air.
My immortal soul,
you should be gone.
Your heart stopped beating.
Your time is done.
And yet you stay,
unseen but not unknown.
Do you still recognize me?
I know I've grown.
Were you always here,
or did you just come back?
Why can't I see you?
Is there something I lack?
He sees you though.
I know it's true.
His innocent eyes
always pointed towards you.
Are you his friend now?
What happened to me?
Did we have a fight?
Just let me see.
I don't understand.
What went wrong?
Little StarYou think you're the star,Little Star in Free Verse More Like This
Flying way up high.
Nothing can touch you.
You own the sky.
Your colors are bright,
no one shines brighter.
You're number one....
till you go a bit higher.
Farther in the sky,
there are stars that shine true,
and you cannot compare.
You're just little old you.
Those stars are huge.
You'll never compare.
Don't even try.
Don't even dare.
You're small and weak.
They're big and strong.
Your shine is meek,
and theirs is long.
So just give up.
There's nothing to do.
You're not good enough,
yes, it's true.
It's not true at all.
Those stars may be big,
but keep standing tall.
You're a star too,
no matter th
Her SideTomorrow she'll be gone,Her Side in Free Verse More Like This
but what can you say?
Nothing can help her.
The pain won't go away.
But she would've stopped,
you could've said no.
That's what she wanted,
someone to say don't go.
That someone wanted her,
or at least would try.
That someone would grieve
if she were to die.
But you just stared,
nodding your head,
and she realized the truth
with a feeling of dread.
No one wanted her.
No one cared.
Not even you,
with the the love you shared.
So she said good-bye,
and you watched her leave.
She may have had the rope,
but now you can't breathe.
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
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
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
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
but a man of my wordDon't read intobut a man of my word in Free Verse More Like This
Any words I say
Because I mean
What I say
For I am nothing more
But a man of my word
not much left
Letter To Alice In Wonderland Letter To Alice In WonderlandLetter To Alice In Wonderland in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Hey, I think I have some explaining to do,
I know it's been a long time - hell, it's been years -
since the last time you wanted to look upon my face,
before it changed and became so cruel.
Hey, maybe you don't know yet, but
for all the good it did me, I really did love you,
and not for a second doubt that none was true,
for proof, go count my every cut.
And that's the reason I had to get out,
you were bad for me, driving me blind,
as I was fighting two addictions entwined,
that's the main reason, it's the main shout.
When he came around, I saw a ray of sunlight,
but you always made me ooze with gloom,
A letter to past loves.Dear Boy number 1,A letter to past loves. in Free Verse More Like This
you turned my world upside down,
changed green into red and smiles to tears.
Who would've thought that
your teasing and your games would
plant a fear into my bones, so strong that
I still cannot shake it?
Dear Boy number 2,
I don't think about you anymore
but I don't think about you any less, either.
Your love consumed me and
pushed me to the edge of insanity.
We were fire one second, ice the next,
battle wounds were inflicted just to get a taste of blood.
We were right in all the wrong ways, but to you,
holding another was second nature.
Dear Boy number 3,
you only ever touched me
in the dark alleys of to
Between You and Me.Between You and Me. in Free Verse More Like This
I never believed you,
I only wanted to.
Lying back to back
I was counting your breaths
to make sure your lack of
didn't leave you
Like a ghost
the fading memories of your touch
what I was trying to forget.
Oh, why did I give it up to you?
I know it's my fault.
My expectations were greater than
what you were willing to offer,
and I got scared.
I tried shutting you out,
to gather myself together
behind a shield of apathy,
but only ended up in
Your kiss never tasted as
as the last time
I made love to you...
Night Of Revelation.I dig my fingers into the dirtNight Of Revelation. in Free Verse More Like This
as I feel you upon me.
And I wish you would feel
what I've been trying to
And maybe you do, deep down,
but you're scared that even you
can make mistakes.
And well, if you don't then this is all
one huge fucking mistake.
But all is full of love when rose petals are
covering your eyes and
wine is overflowing your bloodstream.
I feel so much and yet nothing at all
because this is an illusion -
you've changed or perhaps I have but
your lips don't taste the same and
your gasps sound simply reckless.
Yet I just wanted to hold you in my arms
to make her scent fade away and
to show you tha
past path - present painheartache tastes like a storm in summer.past path - present pain in Emotional More Like This
it comes suddenly, soaking you to the bone to wash the same old yesterdays out of your bloodstream and leaves you feeling cold for longer than you can handle without making you sick.
time has played with my memories.
life twisted and turned until you faded out of it, like a moon that once ruled the sky hid behind the clouds. yet sometimes it gets curious and peeks from behind them, blinding me instantly.
a dull ache weighs down my chest.
it makes it hard to breathe when I realize that once the girl holding your hand was me. I was the one whose eyes you adored, whose lyrics you tried to decode,
HAIKUWRIMOCOMPLETE 2013HAIKUWRIMO in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
February 28th, 2013
A feeble whimper for help;
roar of these raw times.
February 27th, 2013
Gluttonous ash cloud
sucks the moon's blood
and swallows the night.
February 26th, 2013
Bark! An explosion!
Angry bodies escape the
network of lung cells.
February 25th, 2013
multiplying, honing in,
determined to kill.
February 24th, 2013
Tea and sympathy
for my dear sister.
February 23rd, 2013
I will hold my breath
as the north wind does the same
waiting for your love.
February 22nd, 2013
He hovers behind;
February 21st, 2013
Song: I loved youShe wears pink and I wear out.Song: I loved you in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
You say its not like that, I'm about
ready to get up and shout
that I love you;
and nothing she could do or say
would make my heart look away,
it's only you who's gone astray,
'cos I loved you
You choose anything but me.
Not how this was meant to be.
Anything but me,
so what am I
what am I left with?
and I get that you are moving on
and it's me who don't belong
but I can't believe that its wrong
to still love you
an' now she's making up your bed,
the mem'ries locked up in my head;
I choose to live with them instead
'cos I love you.
You choose anything but me.
Not how this was meant to be.
Anything but me,
SunburntMy sun-blistered heartSunburnt in Free Verse More Like This
has an angry red skin
that peels and flakes;
sobbing wood-shaving tears.
They collect on the ribcage floor
making a dirty black bed
for the heart to lay in
when it sinks - heavy -
at the end of each day.
It tries to shed this skin,
an amalgamation of former loves
sueted into a shell;
it wants to be free of the past;
but my whole, burnt raw heart,
bites at itself in your name,
turning rabid on itself
and picking leperose holes
out of its memories.
It eats itself,
and I hold onto the railings
and try to breathe.
Try to colonise my life sentence
Until a dark period grinds me to a stop.
Undying LoveShe screams, pain holding her, hands holding her hair and pulling tight, each strand reins to her conscious will. The drugs running through her system become a geas, an imposition stemming from the necessity in her soul.Undying Love in Short Stories More Like This
The tetter barked and shouted it's way down her arms, her misery congealing in her wrists and at her throat, forming a lump that pressed down weightily on her trachea until clawing a breath in was more effort than she had energy for. She choked on a sob and the angular bite of the sound released some of the tension. She fell.
The beige, tiled floor rose to greet her decrepit, falling form. Undone, as if a string on her soul
BathAn untidy circle of golden peaksBath in Free Verse More Like This
with shimmering gems tumbling down
that thrum through with shafts of sun.
How welcomed I feel when I see
the emerald shrug draped about
your fine matriarchal shoulders
reaching out to draw me close.
The sapphiric glint in your eye,
you invite me in and give me shelter.
All through your house you're present
every corner shines antique brass
and the small blemishes I see
only endear you to me further.
Settled on your asparagus bedding,
with the sweep of ruralesque tones
down the front of your stately dress,
Austen's own, I desire you.
I want to steal you.
Pluck you from your landlocked throne
and throw you hard
BREAKING NEWS// BREAKING NEWS: Lucy outside Greenstown Court House now where a young man has been convicted of murder //BREAKING NEWS in Short Stories More Like This
Newsdesk Reporter (Michelle): Lucy is outside Greenstown court house now to give us more on the story, Lucy, tell us more about what has happened there today?
Lucy: Yes Michelle, it's a very upsetting scene, the defendant Vincent Howard has been convicted and sentenced to 4 years at a maximum security prison for the murder of Jasper Othello - really everyone here is shocked, people were crying in the courtroom and hugging each other. No one knows what to do. It's very upsetting. Howard broke down in tears, he was obviously shocked too,
WallpaperShe leaves the window to let the rain in. She watches the lazy river form and fall, seeping into the designer wallpaper and staining it. She watched the rain tug at the seams of the walls and imagined the room coming undone around her. She imagined the ceiling caving in and crushing her. She lay still and watched the rain fall. She lay still and tried not to breathe, to burn, to break.Wallpaper in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
PorcelainDiane’s hand crashed hard into the porcelain as her knees hit the ground in front of her perfectly white toilet. She had over done it, she realised. She retched again and vomited into the bowl trying not to let the acrid smell fill her lungs because that smell often made her vomit again. She had been feeling rough for a couple of days but had decided to distract herself by cleaning, the kitchen was done but when it came to bleaching the bathroom the enclosed space made the cloying scent had seemed magnified somehow and it had stuck to the back of her throat until she had coughed it out. She was sick.Porcelain in Short Stories More Like This
She was sick and she hated to be sick. She pulled the plastic toilet seat down and rested her arm on it so she could lay her cheek against her wrist. She felt the tears streaking over her hand and it tickled unpleasantly, but she was exhausted from the exertion of being so drastically unwell, so she did not move.
Eventually she knew she would have to get up. Warren would be home soon
How Do You Like Your Eggs In The Morning?Sunnyside up.How Do You Like Your Eggs In The Morning? in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
The pan was still warm when I dropped it into the sink. We had eggs. You had them sunnyside up, but I couldn't bear runny egg whites and so I had scrambled. Just in case. You found your right shoe and left. I sat at the kitchen table drumming my fingers against the buttercup plastic cloth and thought about Life with a capital L. What was it all about?
I started to think of breakfast as a metaphor for us. You had it all together. Sunnyside up. I was scrambled. A convoluted tick of a person. I started to consider my life as being thoroughly forked. I watched the birds outside the kitchen window for a while and did not relate the
ScarsSee the sharpness of my tongue-nibScars in Free Verse More Like This
As the metallic taste in my mouth draws out
A barking cough, forced out
By the dirty nicotine lining my lungs.
See the blade of stubbornness
That slices across my cheek bone;
An amalgamation of all the times you pushed me.
See the residue in my eyes,
The remnants of all those times you forced me
And I forced myself not to cry;
Those tears condensed into a thick blinding syrup
That colours all things red.
See the crinkle in my nose,
The wrinkles on my heart
As I remember how you didn't love me. (Don't love me).
See the burns on my psalms
And fingerprints singed off
By all the times you called me nothing
Wonder.Do you fear your own death?Wonder. in Free Verse More Like This
Is it hard to conceive?
Draw in your last breath, then-
Your last breath will leave.
Isn't it strange to think,
That there's a timer above your head?
A countdown you can't see,
That finishes when you're dead.
Don't you ever wonder,
What it'll be like when you're gone?
I bet the world will keep on spinning.
There will be another dawn.
But the harsh reality behind it-
We're all going to die.
There's no reason to try to fight it
Not even to question why.
It makes me wish that I could have a little more to give,
Because I'm not afraid of how I'll die...
I'm afraid of how I'll
Missing Pieces.I am a missing piece. Something that someone needs.Missing Pieces. in Visual & Found Poetry More Like This
But at the same time, I feel so incomplete.
I’ve wandered way too far, wondered for far too long
Am I a missing piece? Or a piece that won’t belong?
Is it possible I’m damaged and not missing at all?
That I’m just as dysfunctional as everybody else?
Pretending to be perfect never softened a single fall.
But neither did admitting that you’re broken and flawed.
A broken missing piece. Is that all I’m meant to be?
There is no master plan that includes the likes of me.
Being all alone, it’s a hurt that will not cease.
A hundred thousand years from now
Soon EnoughI know things have been kind of roughSoon Enough in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Though I've put forth my best
It's just never enough
And I'm sorry...
To me, things have felt so unreal
I can't believe you've stolen my heart
But I love the way that you make me feel
And it kills me that we're so far apart
I wish more than anything that you could be here
To kiss all my scars and wipe all of these tears
And I'm sorry I can't be much more
You know I'm a mess, and I've told you before
That still I promise I'll forever be yours...
I'll be there with you soon enough
You're all that I've needed
And you're all I think of
So don't worry...
To me, this all happened so fast
The Price To Be AliveI never did look, so I never did question,The Price To Be Alive in Free Verse More Like This
Your riddled with guilt and unspoken confessions.
Making the effort to push on mile after mile,
Feeling your knife in my back all the while!
I had always thought that you were a part of me!
Now I can't stand the thought of you and I'll never be sorry.
I still just can't believe I let you happen to me!
The thoughts are so maddening and chip away at my sanity...
When you told me I was nothing time itself seemed to have frozen,
And when it finally thawed I found myself somehow more broken!
The pain is so hard to stop; it keeps coming in stronger waves...
I fell down from the very top and righ
It's This Life That's The ProblemI'm still so far from homeIt's This Life That's The Problem in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I don't know where to go
Where is your hand, I need
Have you abandoned me..?
I'm not always this blind
But you're so hard to find
I cannot answer for
The thoughts that cross my mind
I'm not always okay
Nothing can ease this pain
I've got to answered for
All the mistakes I've made
I guess I should have known
I'd end up on my own
I'm not encased in stone
My heart beats best alone
I'm not always alright
I lost my grip, so tight
I've got to make up for
All of this wasted time
I'm not always upset
I'd rather just forget
I cannot make up for
All that I regret...
You AreYou are the rain...You Are in Free Verse More Like This
That washes away...
All of my pain...
You are the sky...
On a cloudless black night...
So full of stars...
Makes me feel so alive...
You are the one...
The one I'll wait for...
Forever and always...
Of this, I am sure...
You are my life...
My one reason why...
I'll never give up...
I promise you this...
No matter what...
(And I can't thank you enough!)
You Never Changed For the BetterYou've gone from bad to worseYou Never Changed For the Better in Free Verse More Like This
You always make things hurt
You cannot just dismiss
All this pain that you inflict
It's not like I don't try
I thought we were alright
But now you've proved me wrong
Were you like this all along
You haven't changed at all
And I have seen enough
I've felt this way for far too long
And I can't fix what doesn't belong
And now it's all undone
You turned your back to everyone
So I'll leave you in your emptiness
And to hate what you've become
The thought had never
Even crossed my mind
Maybe it's not your fault
Maybe it's really mine
It's not like I gave up
It's not like I don't try
Let go everythi
Here Lies TomorrowHear cries of sorrowHere Lies Tomorrow in Free Verse More Like This
Echoing off the walls and then they're gone
Here lies tomorrow
And all the hopes that I had for a brighter dawn
A false king
Bearing a crown of thorns
At the crowd so full of scorn
Imperfections standing out
Just like a sore thumb
Another day to waste away
Hating what we've become
Hear cries of misery
They slowly begin to fade away
Here's what lies within me
Nothing left after the price I had to pay
Believed to be the truth
As tired eyes
Are dragged away from proof
That these imperfections
Are the cause of what we've done
Another day to waste away
And to hate what we've b
The Secrets These Walls Hold - LightYou ignite the light and remove the darkness that prevails,The Secrets These Walls Hold - Light in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
You gave me the strength to accomplish what I had failed.
And when I really tried and put forth my all,
You helped me to look past every one of my flaws...
I no longer lay awake unsure if it's night or day;
The memories we make brighten the crushing darkness.
I've made peace with my mistakes, they no longer cause me pain.
All because you believe there's no way I can be heartless.
You were the only reason I had left to be saved;
To fill the hole in my heart that would eventually be my grave.
It's amazing you make me feel the same way that I did before;
Like a million white
Still EmptyI try so hard to beStill Empty in Free Verse More Like This
All of those things you need
I won't look inside of me
Cause I fear that
I'm still empty
Taking a moment, forget how to breathe
I'm my only opponent as I fall to my knees
Looking at you, all the things that I see
Could they really be true, or is it just me
There's nothing I won't do
To make sure this love is true
The doubt never crosses my mind
I know that you will be mine
Taking a breath and I'm holding it in
Take a step forward, let's let love begin
I've waited forever just to press to your lips
Holding you close as I taste your kiss
But I don't know how to
Be all those things you need
Cause when I lo
I'm SickAs I sit in darkness I feel its cold breath within me, burning my insides with its icy fire.I'm Sick in Emotional More Like This
It’s not warm like a flame should be. It’s a contradiction. It’s unnatural. It makes me
nervous. It hurts. I trail shaky fingers over my bruised skin—it wants out again.
Unnatural. But really, what is natural? What is the definition of something one might
consider normal? It most certainly cannot be this beast within me. I cannot decipher now
between it and I. We are one yet we are two. Two that sometimes is one and one that
sometimes is two. One. Two. Two. One.
Rage. It’s always there but now it burns cold in the
The SirenI approached the swelling tides and as I neared the black waters they came to a quiet stillness.The Siren in Short Stories More Like This
My clothing evaporated into a fading vapor and unveiled pale skin afore the instant my bare
toes met with the warmth of the sea’s kiss. I walked deeper into the soothing embrace and
felt the flesh of legs and feet give way to ebony scale and fin. I let my eyes fall to a close and
lowered my head beneath the moonlit surface, parting my lips to a silken caress. I calmly
breathed in the soft flow and opened silver eyes to sunken depths.
† † † † † † And it was in that moment that silence was broken by haunting song.
Silent WonderlandAnd then the rivers did flow red. Crimson blades drawn across immortal flesh in a flawed attempt to feel again. Never-ending stories of what may never be, forced to hold one's own, and wait. Wait. Redrum and writing desks, ravens and lore, might I tell the tale of one once more? Of how the redrum spills from doG's tongue and infests the desks with written words of insects and other horrid falsities. So shall I speak of the raven's heart and what sorrows overcome impatience from within the silence? Still, silent, always quiet. Such lore within my fables, such honest words never truer to the ears of man, lost wisdom strewn about the sands of tiSilent Wonderland in Emotional More Like This
HateYour ignorant fingertips turn the pages of my soul as if you deem the words they whisper as true. The taste of your assumptions is bitter and the spit from my mouth has turned to poison. Black waters deep with hate and disgust seep from these lips and the desire to drown you in my sins is potent.Hate in Emotional More Like This
Silver mirrors with false reflections are tainted red with a thirst for your mortality. This crimson gaze stained and soiled falls from the heavens and is damned to look upon you. Odium, abhorrence, revulsion, hatred! Insufferable this punishment I am to carry for what was sentenced an eternity!
The Insane The raven whispered of such sweet madness I could not protest the taste. In acceptance with the hell bird, I walked along the red, sugar coated cobblestone. Such delicious slaughter at my feet, such succulent flesh strewn down my path—but to taste would be a sin, it said, and so shall I thirst forever.The Insane in Short Stories More Like This
† † † †The delightful stench of rot and butchery did exasperate my senses. Such delectable, thick, puddles of luscious flesh that only continued to deepen in their sopping mess. I despised that damned, blackened soul, forever at my side—I'd one day hope to taste its putrid, sinful insides.
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Cursed † † † † †The blackened fur of the devil's pet, festered before me. It smelled of putrefying meat and feces. Its flesh was falling from its cursed bones. I looked away—I was ashamed. Was this the beast I was to become? I returned my gaze to the obscene creation that still breathed through a sewn mouth. It's black, rigid horns curled sharply, only to penetrate the creature's skull.Cursed in Short Stories More Like This
† † † † Its clouded eyes watched me without movement. I didn't like this. I hated this. I turned to run but there, before me, was the beast. I looked behind me where it had once stood but it had vanished. It was mocking me. "You think you can scare me!" I sh
Purpose.Purpose.Purpose. in Free Verse More Like This
What would a story be?
If there was no one there to read it.
What would dreams be?
If there was no one there to conceive it.
What would a picture be?
If there was no one there to see it.
What would a secret be?
If there was no one there to keep it.
What would love be?
If there was no one there to feel it.
What would a song be?
If there was no one there to sing it.
What would the truth be?
If there was no one there to admit it.
What would advice be?
If there was no one there to give it.
What would life be?
If there was no one there to live it.
Vindictive Thoughts.Vindictive Thoughts.Vindictive Thoughts. in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Evil, is knowing better
But purposely doing worse.
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Toying with love by the tether
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And laughing when it hurts.
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Prevailing by any measure
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With no intention to reimburse.
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Flaunting stolen fabricated treasures
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Gaining what you never truly deserved.
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To live a life of complete leisure
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And never keeping to your words.
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Manipulating and applying pressure
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Nonet Three AwakeningAwakeningNonet Three Awakening in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
As I look around I start to see.
No one is who they claim to be.
Fake expressions, forced smiles.
When truly all the while,
With my two real eyes.
The real lies
One Way ConversationOne Way Conversation.One Way Conversation in Free Verse More Like This
Why are you like this?
You're driving yourself to insanity.
I really don't know.
Nonet Four MaturityMaturityNonet Four Maturity in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
As I grow older I start to see.
This life for what it really is.
Death is unpredictable.
Success is not assured.
Pleasure is short lived.
Pain is promised.
UncheartedUncheartedUnchearted in Free Verse More Like This
Home is where the heart is.
Where do you go if you have no heart?
The end is where the start is.
How can you proceed.
Without a fully motorized engine?
The inanimate body still bleeds.
How can we function and operate.
Without a soul purpose?
Love and pain refuse to cooperate.
Life becomes incomplete
One of Many.One of Many.One of Many. in Free Verse More Like This
I'm afraid of your judgments.
I'm afraid of what you will think of me.
So I make subtle adjustments
And become someone you want me to be.
I hide behind my mascara and concealer.
Smile and respond when instructed.
I'm not smart or sexy enough to be a leader.
So I allow myself to become conducted.
I allow myself to become obstructed.
I allow myself to become abducted.
I allow myself to become corrupted.
I allow myself to become artificial.
I allow myself to become superficial.
I allow myself to become egotistical
And live behind a carefully applied screen.
Because my real face can never be seen.
It's easier to act
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.
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
Questions.Questions.Questions. in Free Verse More Like This
Nobody has the answers
But everybody has the Y’s.
Speculations of a faultless green pasture,
Based on a line of best fit that was drawn to lie.
The solution is a sequence of random numbers and dates.
In addition to a complicated sum of love, grief, fear and hate.
Which form a unique equation that can never be revealed.
It’s the only bit of ignorance that still remains concealed.
Even though we may feel defenseless.
The possibilities are endless.
The opportunities are relentless.
Opinions become senseless
And still we lie restless.
Attempting to solve the unsolvable
And control the uncontrollable.
To know th