GoneWhat are weGone in Free Verse More Like This
in the grand scheme
We are tears.
We are tiny
dissolving in an ocean
We are no more.
What are we
There is no love.
There is falsity.
We are tiny grains
to make a whole
is a lie.
We are washed out,
pushed out to sea.
We are sad,
not immortal -
dead, blackened stars,
a burnt out sun -
so tiny, so desolate,
true and false,
true and false
End of DaySunset -End of Day in Free Verse More Like This
reminiscent of days,
reminiscent of happy days,
reminiscent of living gone by -
tonight I fly!
Without a titleI loved a manWithout a title in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
who I never knew -
stream into rivers,
run with the waters.
All of my vanities
soar with the swallows,
mirror the memories,
lie by the hillside.
And townships are families
which others have lived with
and cities are treasures
that others have found
and envy is friendship,
invaded by longing
and warmth is the comfort
before the defeat.
I am better than sorrow,
much quicker than anger,
am younger than children
who exist in their dreams,
am stronger than loving,
am freer than water
and greater than need
which is dead with the day.
Did you know?Did you knowDid you know? in Free Verse More Like This
that you were inspiration
to me - in a way
that my dreams
The language of blur,
again nothing clearly spoken.
It was so like us,
the worlds apart
I would mold you
and you would not
caught up in the perfection
and rhythm of another plane
I admit it to you -
I cursed your honest beauty
longing for depth
where there was none
The fault of unbendable trees
in a sparse forest
which God could not have made -
you made visible for all to see.
Secrets are lost to you,
damned to obscurity -
the worst that could happen.
No crime in ambiguity.
So we had our union among the trees,
still left unconvinced
of love or want of it
drove you to fancy words
or want of it,
these in character,
totally in tune,
and uneasy joys.
Be at peace if you can
in your impossible stance,
our impossible world.
Coming of ageThere is much joy in transition,Coming of age in Free Verse More Like This
in days too weak to worry
and weeks of long conversation.
I sense it now so strangely
that one another lose face
and body, not asking anymore than needed -
let others sing it in songs!
And I tried to breathe along
in exhausting dreams,
wide open spaces without defenses.
These things I must do,
so unlike you to question -
why I am disgusted
in drinking water and wine
when others find blood
Clip, ClopClip, clop, clip , clopClip, Clop in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
This road is rough.
You can not stop.
count your pace.
The morning light
beams on your face.
Though poems are read
and soon are gone,
this timeless road
goes on and on.
So hum a tune
and run your mile.
And paint your grin
a timeless smile
and shelter poor
and weary cats
who pass away
the welcome mats.
Don't think of me,
your heartless guest
For I am timeless
like the rest.
Sunrise at the TempleAt placesSunrise at the Temple in Free Verse More Like This
where they tremble,
a grey time will come,
a subservient instant
when individuality seems nought
and love can flourish.
Dawn is a renewal
of promises to save,
an hour of peace,
of uncertain light,
of passing rainstorms
and gathering skysigns.
Better to find your gods
in the morning,
seeking their power
than clamor all day
to make your escape
one second before
Rutherford YopeHe stood and he took a stand.Rutherford Yope in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I want nothing,he said
in this whole, wide land.
And they screamed at what prevailed
then he said, I'm concerned
But I have failed.
Drop out, drop in.
Don't hide your head.
What's here is here.
You can't change it, he said.
And they listened for years
and they let it in.
Now there's nobody left
to still begin.
No challenges, troubles
but people still die
so it's still the best
just not to try.
He stood and he took a stand.
I want nothing, he said
in this whole, wide land.
Just call me sir
and bow your head.
What's here is here.
You can't change it, he said.
SubmissionLoving youSubmission in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
was my submission
drop by drop
as beads of wine,
you drained me
of all hopes of selfhood
and manly ones
that helped me kill,
obsessed with death.
I am thankful
to be harsh
and remain aware
as the submitted
loved aloneness grew
in unequaled pain
For Just One DayLast night, I heardFor Just One Day in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
the locust's call
for just one evening -
that was all.
Soft summer breeze -
and no surprise
Through frosty autumn
turned harsh New England
Breathe deep and long!
Discard your pain.
a Fall refrain.
UnderstandingMy words are my life.Understanding in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
Please say that you understand
What it is I write.
Fix MeI am still broken.Fix Me in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
My heart remains in pieces.
Put them together.
Battle ScarsLife is deciduous.Battle Scars in Free Verse More Like This
You can see for yourself with the way
She sheds her skin
So that you can see inside of her
Where her secrets lie.
Just as much as the homeless man on the street
Rummaging through others belongings
Do not discard her.
Listen as her lips move and make sound.
They speak of elegant treasures lining the seashore.
She will tell you that even the seagulls have purpose.
Her lips move slowly.
They speak of impossible beginnings.
She will tell you the tale of two lovers
Who have never met before.
She spins words like falling stars
Fast and with magnitude.
She is a magician pulling her heart out
Of a hat
And will give it to you if you just ask.
She knows not of her beauty.
It is insignificant to her.
She is humble.
Already today she has thought of countless others
And never herself.
She wishes that she could dance to starlight
And worship the moon.
But she doesnt have the dance within her.
She dwells in the darkness.
HogwashI tear through the ribcage of unanswered prayersHogwash in Free Verse More Like This
Peace be with you, and also with you
Chanted alters that offer up fallacies
I do not believe in smiles
They are carnivore teeth ripping through lies
Flesh eating flesh
I got twisted somewhere
My bones are weekly sorrows
They no longer hold me up
I am scattered dust and dog hair
I am an hour long minute
Take me to your God
The one of bloody battles
I have a fight to win with him through wisdom
My scars are silk eating moths
I am the fabric of a lost destination
Find me on an empty sheet of blue lined paper
Those are the veins in which I write
That is where I will be
Wait for me
I have some truth for you
I hope I am not too late
To change fate
Destiny is a fucked up reality
Do not hold your breath
Swallow up your mood altering medicine
Become a drone
Walk with fists closed and ready
Do this or die
Again and again
A death that is by cinder blocks and religion
It is a better way to be
Feel the meteorites collected in your kidney
Imperfect PerfectionI cannot rush imperfectionImperfect Perfection in Free Verse More Like This
It is a slow demise
Under the wilted skies
Gravity is not forthcoming
I fall until I cannot fall any more
I am suspended
In universal blunders
There are still wonders
That are hidden in catastrophes
And the almighty seas
Spoken like broken words
That never fail to amuse
I lose myself in the imperfections around me
The rose that bows her head
Laughter that is choked back
It does lack
The breath to expound
I am bound
By feathered wishes and gratitude
It is lewd
The way that the world works
There are some perks
The way that you say my name
Life is never a game
But there are still losers
You already know that love is a gamble
I have preamble
And knowledge is on my side
It is a fun ride
Take me with you
We will make a flesh stew
Our bodies slowly simmering
With the heat that leaves us burning
Until all that is left are intermingled bones
Lips to lips
Hips to hips
We stumble onto this thing called love
And it is in the imp
My Dear ClicheYou are my cliché,My Dear Cliche in Free Verse More Like This
The one I love.
About the Ray of light,
You travel with me to the abyss.
The cesspool of humanity, where dark souls reside,
You are there with your effervescence.
You never mince words.
They are birds with petal soft beaks,
You pillow beneath me.
You are there opening the door
Making sure there are no ghosts to follow.
LifeJust because I willLife in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
Make the changes where needed
Is true evidence
That I do believe
In the contradictory
As fate would have it
It is what it is
Just as I am what I am
Neither this nor that
Love is experimental
Truth is hard to find
Because you bend it
And twist until it is found
Beneath the tatters
Of an unwritten
Line of magic palmistry
Only death can wait
For a nice reprieve
A willing recipient
Of an endless fate
Life is what matters
So go on and live with it
You will anyway
Death of a PoetSituationalDeath of a Poet in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
Demise of the heart and mind
Leaves no place for words.
SupplicationI am here. Find me.Supplication in Free Verse More Like This
I am forever your love.
Bring me to my knees.
Lady of the SeaMy limbs are oceanic tentaclesLady of the Sea in Free Verse More Like This
Limp at my sides
I cannot lift my hands to say hello when you walk by
The sun, the sea, the sky
All are vast and wide
They should uplift me
But they are a residual mockery
Because I cannot be who you want me to be
So I sway this way and that
In a watery religion
I drown over and over for you
No longer a distraction
You can get back to whatever it was
Before you knew me
Because even death cannot defy me
I have no need for air
I will come back with hands and arms and legs
To hold you and to be held
If you change your mind and love me endlessly
If I am safe and secure in your heart
FreezeAre my shiversFreeze in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
The only indication
Your heart is ice cold
Are my chattering teeth
To show your frigid words
Don't make me tough
Are the gelid glares
You give to me
Meant to pierce the soul
And if so
The air you breathe
Remember, my dear
Will also freeze
SocietyThe creative ideas inside our headSociety in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Unfortunately will go unsaid
For society has removed them all
Watching proudly as we fall
Almost as if
We were never there at all
DrowningYou’re drowning aliveDrowning in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
In the slew of your lies
For the truth to be told
You impulsively sold
You sold it for flames
That would ignite your claims
They have caused a commotion
But shall drown in the ocean
For you failed to admire
That water beats fire
Sticks and StonesYou heard if sticks and stonesSticks and Stones in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Were ham-handedly tossed
The bones may break
But the person would not
You heard words could never hurt
So you tried throwing them too
What the person had been through
And you continued tossing
Not realizing you were wrong
Until one stone remained
When they could no longer be strong
ShoesThey say you don’t understand a personShoes in Free Verse More Like This
Until you take a walk in their shoes
But I don’t think this is true
You never understand a person
No matter if you walked in every pair they owned
Their flats for casual days
Their heels for work days
Or their sneakers for days they feel alive
Because the fact is
You can never penetrate someone’s thoughts
That is the only part of their body
That is fully protected
And that part that would allow you to fully understand a person
Is the part you will never get to see
The part no one will ever get to see
CrimsonThe secret of beautyCrimson in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Lies with a rose
Its aesthetic brilliance
Its deep crimson hue
Is adored by the eye
Its external presence
Is never passed by
But when it is touched
The finger, it pricks
The blood trickles softly
As it drips
And one thing is seen
From this new point of view
The same crimson beauty
Is internal too
TryingDoesn't it make you sadTrying in Free Verse More Like This
How your pearl earrings that shown in the moonlight
And that silk gown that swept the ground
Were sold with your tears
And how your white satin heels
And the diamond ring you always wore
Were traded along with your soul
And didn't it shatter your heart to pieces
When you finally realized
You couldn’t buy happiness
Yet you were still trying
FateIsn’t it ironic?Fate in Free Verse More Like This
The concept of our life
That everything we work for
Will undoubtedly die
The beauty of our faces
The muscle that we’ve toned
The high paying job we worked for
The objects in our home
The thoughts we think important
The ones we surely don’t
The memories now filling us with bliss
And of course the ones that won’t
Our dearest friends
No one shall escape
The one thing guaranteed to everything
Will also be our fate
ShipI missed you todayShip in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I regretfully say
My feelings are tides
Moving every which way
The image of you
Shall be washed apart
As the shore and the ocean
Do gently depart
And the way that my feet
Left prints on the sand
Is the way that I felt
When you held my hand
But it's time to move on
This ship's found new land
The anchor is sunk
And I will withstand
Get Lost"Get lost," they said vindictivelyGet Lost in Free Verse More Like This
A knife stabbed through my soul
And being young and ignorant
I took these words so cruel
I swam through roaring oceans
And I trekked the mountains high
I spent time on deserted land
With me, myself, and I
And as I wandered aimlessly
Across these untouched places
I realized to get lost
You must seek a destination
A Very Short StoryA Very Short Story in Short Stories More Like This
Everyone was two inches tall.
The fall of NovemberCold is the airThe fall of November in Free Verse More Like This
Clear and pure through the northern sky
Your deliverance sent me down with the rain
Life falls asleep
Can't hold you anymore in the nearing winter
Picture me in the sky
Picture me once more
November falls now
Carve me in the fallen leaves
Catch me reaching for the lost summer
With my innocence buried in the frozen ground
an untitled love poemSpeak silently to me;an untitled love poem in Free Verse More Like This
Make my heart beat faster.
O dear my love, can't you see?
Breathing without you is my disaster.
O be my guardian, my anchor, my destiny,
Shine down on me your raving beauty!
O save me from my darkness, my yearning!
Fill your heart with your slave, hear my hopeless begging!
Each part of me belongs to you,
If you only could be mine for one minute!
Everything I am I owe you;
O my dear, for you my heart I forfeit!
O speak to me, love!
Mildness of your voice pleases my heart.
I could drown in each of your words
Until death tears us apart.
O hold me closer!
Begging for it is such a sweet torment,
Like to be here within your touch
At least for a moment.
Innocent No MoreCold winter nightsInnocent No More in Free Verse More Like This
Sleepless in the middle of the dark
Idle eyes chilling like ice
And split open heart crying red
You poisoned me
Took my purity and poisoned with yourself
Bound to the torment
No way out from this nightmare
Your hands inflict the sores
Your words hit me like stones
No, I won't do it tonight
No, I can't bear your odious sight
Hear me cry in silence
Next time will be no more
Here, this night, another wounds
No, I don't want to feel anymore
You tore me apart
Devoured my pride and never brought it back
[no title]This pain inside of me... I can't throw it away.[no title] in Free Verse More Like This
Silently screaming in agony I'm dying to find my peace...
Lost in the night again
I still remember what you've done to me.
You killed my soul and let me die before your eyes,
I can't defend myself from all your lies.
I shouldn't let you possess me completely.
Now I don't know how can I live when you've gone so far away?...
Why am I lost again?
And how can I find my peace?
I've dreamt about you beside me.
Tell me, my love, was it too much for you?
And I'm still dying when I come to realise
That none of my dreams will ever come true.
I shouldn't lead myself straight to failure and defeat,
Yet I can't help myself but feel the pain I have inside...
Depths of my soul,
When I'm still all alone.
Could you help me brighten the darkness and let it go?
And I'm silently screaming in agony,
Dying to find my peace.
This wound in my heart...
I'll never throw it away, I know
'Cause I'm not strong enough
To kill the light inside my mind.
Waiting in NovemberWatch the cloudsWaiting in November in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Repeating one another
On the dark sky;
They sing to me
I'm not the only one
And if you ever loved me before,
Shine the blessing moonlight on me
From this starless sky.
Hear the storm
Ingrowing in anger
At the edge of me;
If there's anything more to say
Spread your blissful wind
Around my heart.
And if I ever hear you crying,
I'll drive the wind and stand by your side
At the edge of you.
When you are here -
Touch the sky
Crying over our heads
In the mournful peace;
Rain falls down
Tells the story of those
Who can reach the end.
And if they ever were in this place,
Let them tell you where the end sleeps
If the morning comes.
When you are here
I wish you were here forever.
The WinterSilent is the worldThe Winter in Free Verse More Like This
Hidden in the snow
Cold inside your veins
And frost in your every word
Winter in your heart
Chilling like the ice
You are covered by snow
Your sight hidden from my eyes
Catharsis requiemI gave my life to youCatharsis requiem in Free Verse More Like This
You promised to stay
We were devoted to the light
But when the darkness kills the sun
Life devours us one by one
You ran away
Left me with a broken promise
Of your love
We were devoted to the light
But the winter inside your heart has frozen the sun
The Dust Is Covering My EyesInto the city lightsThe Dust Is Covering My Eyes in Free Verse More Like This
Night is fading slowly
Welcome the fall
Dreams displaced so perfectly
Break my nerves
Give me an empty promise of nothing
Read the lines
Fingers bleeding black from the madness
Into eternal sleep
Can't keep pushing myself anymore
I can't open my eyes
As long as this dust is covering them
Nightmares of the doomed
With their morbid smiles come closer
Brand new light before my blindness
Soon I'll be gone
And if you notice it, please don't follow
Voices"I'm a prisoner of my own mind."Voices in Free Verse More Like This
Silent whispers in the dark. "Come closer,
Don't turn away, we are here.
Listen to us." I'm scared...
"I have no place to hide from myself."
"You can escape no more", they say.
"Locked up inside of yourself,
No one else is here." I'm broken...
"I am someone who deserves this pain."
"You're better off dead", they told me.
"No one cares", they whisper. "Take the knife.
Your death will be a salvation." I'm doomed...
"There is nothing but the endless void."
I can't cry anymore; no tears remain.
Nothing is real - nothing is in me.
"End this nightmare", I hear. "Do it now." It's over...
"We're dying together in this hell."
"Why, why always me?", I'm asking.
"Don't torment me", I beg them. They laugh at me.
But it's all only in my head... I'm insane...
"Forget me - I'll miss myself in the void."
What's going on in my mind? These thoughts aren't mine...
The Ides of AprilOn everyone's lipsThe Ides of April in Free Verse More Like This
the news is explosive;
running hot and red
with cobbled voices.
Some found their legs,
others lost them.
Their eyes are tight.
I shake for Boston.
TwentyTwenty is an ice-storm,Twenty in Free Verse More Like This
I am coated.
Solid and stuck,
Twenty is finding
my boots are too heavy,
struggling and strained,
to light my own candle,
dreamless and dark,
And twenty remembers
all former transgressions,
bitter and broken
Eighteen was first love
and Nineteen had lost it,
before the next year sang in.
Twenty was somber,
until the October began.
upon all of her follies;
Learning and stumbling,
And Twenty is healing,
acknowledged the broken.
Twenty is loved,
though she sometimes forgets it
And Twenty is nothing
if not grateful and hopeful.
The DreamingDraw me into a five year kiss,The Dreaming in Free Verse More Like This
we are dreaming.
As reality crawls by the digital clock,
you are barely tangible--
though barely is better than nothing at all.
I am content in the six o'clock light
until you vanish behind my irises.
My eyes dilate in the dark,
and you are gone.
Stranger than FictionAll my mind speaks of fruitless unions,Stranger than Fiction in Free Verse More Like This
I am left with needing you but
embracing solitude instead;
staring at the wall
as if I could summon you there...
but you won't come.
I am terrified that we will vanish into
ink and yellowed pages,
become characters who never meet but
brush gazes and swear by everything they have
that it will never be enough.
I could ask you for promises you don't have,
times and dates you can't find,
anything to bring peace to my trembling heart
because sometimes I drown in the space you leave,
choking on your absence.
The Half-Way PointWe had fallen together before;The Half-Way Point in Free Verse More Like This
into love and into sleep
and as I careened from
one consciousness to another
I heard you speak to me.
Your whispers tint my dreaming hours
with rosy kisses and a gentle touch.
And when I hurtle down
through starlight and through stinging clouds,
you catch me as I go.
Through a veil of halfway-dreaming,
I reached out and brushed the wall instead.
I thought you'd turned to stone
and shivering I dreamed you left me
living life alone.
So when I woke I read your words
to reassure me you were well,
and I calmed my trembling like
you would if you were here.
I constantly come to terms
that my soul's hand is holding yours
and find my solace there.
Star-crossedSo many tragic love songsStar-crossed in Free Verse More Like This
on the radio;
I think of slow dancing
with you there,
in the middle of an empty room
to songs we've never heard together.
Maybe one day,
we'll leave this all to silence,
and turn instead to our own rhythm.
My heart thrums quietly for you,
and that's the only beat
I'll ever hum to.
So listen softly,
and someday I will turn the world,
and hold all time within my hands
to somehow piece us both together
from beginning to beginning.
All that I have
are words for you now.
Though, someday, my actions--
they'll embolden us both.
And you'll feel my kisses on your shoulders
as we'll wonder how we ever lived
one without the other.
Willfully LostIn these whispering moments,Willfully Lost in Free Verse More Like This
I take your heart in mine
and hold it fast.
You make me forget
things like flower names
and cloud shapes,
where I came from
or why I'm going,
as my thoughts are filled with..
Every crack in the sidewalk
carries your name,
and the grass rustles soft your wishes
to tangle your fingers in my hair.
My breathing drops
like the autumn wind,
would that I could,
I would throw myself into it,
will myself towards your southwestern
your dusty mesas abutting
my mountains green.
Empty GardensIt was a wine-petaled pansyEmpty Gardens in Free Verse More Like This
that my mother pruned from the garden box;
it reminded me
that I had blossomed late and wilted.
At fourteen I created pansy petals of my own,
waking up with hot-fisted cramps
and the proof I was a woman.
I was not a rose, perennial,
as I went from blooming monthly
to not at all.
I would rather spend a day
curled up like the fetus I may never carry
than flat on my back wondering
why God allowed worse women than me
to bear children.
These Hands Are So Red...These Hands Are So Red...These Hands Are So Red... in Free Verse More Like This
These hands are now red and so slicked with this blood,
I can't even wash it in a basin of mud...
As I scrape at the skin of those demons I chase,
I am left with a smile mixed with pain on my face.
Since I swore I would savour this blatant disgrace,
Let perversion be writ in these scars I will trace.
From the tip of my shoulders to the base of my tongue,
Are the names of those sleepers so cold and so young...
-Chen Yuan Wen, 15th March 2013
FEARFEAR:FEAR in Free Verse More Like This
Frantically he scrambles away from the dark
Eager to be free of his waking nightmare
Acting only upon the instinct within him;
Reminded constantly that he is prey
For some time he hides in the pervasive shadows
Earnestly praying that he will not be discovered
A single sound is all it takes to jar him;
Running from a creature that he can barely see
From head to toe it is certainly monstrous
Enshrouded in an aura of absolute repugnance
As the acid drips from its cruel jaws,
Rapidly dissolving the ground below
Fearful, he cowers, beneath boxes and cardboard,
Escaping away into a tiny corner of his mind
Alone with only his anxiety for company
Resting for what might be his very last
From birth, Ever-present, Always Remembered
such is the nature of FEAR
Writing poetry again Doctor Cecil? That's good!
You'll need a hobby to be working in an environment like this
-Chen Yuan Wen, 9th October 2012
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.
Now we both know we be broken;
Give this man his smokin' token.
Held up guns with both his hands;
Not a boy he's cause he's a man.
Order comes by a suit and hand.
Will you flee or will you stand?
This is a memory of our war,
Of all the things that we can't ignore.
And staying blind to the cries of pain...
Will lonely ashes be what remai
These Tears Would Come:These Tears Would Come:These Tears Would Come: in Free Verse More Like This
If my tears could tell a story of two -
What would they have to say about you?
Of a boy who spent his whole life seeking
And a girl who found it in the arms of another…
Would they tell us of laughter? Beneath a starlit sky,
Or of harsh words exchanged on bitter nights.
Would they speak of moments, so beautifully captured;
To be enjoyed in memory, like a perfect wine.
Or perhaps they would tell us of an untampered truth:
Of the lonely nights spent longing, for an Eden lost.
Captivated, habituated, to this lonely habit of you;
For her alone, these tears would come.
-Chen Yuan Wen, 31st march 2013
We Were SoldiersYou'll never hear me say that there's glory in war.We Were Soldiers in Free Verse More Like This
It is ugly, it is painful, it is frightening...
But I know, in my heart;
Deep within this soul born of freedom.
That what I do, at times, is a necessity.
It is nerve-wracking, most days,
Knowing that when you wake up you may not make it home.
But still I am proud,
Because of what I have managed to achieve.
And tonight; I hope that you're proud of me,
Because I'm sending a hundred of my boys home.
I just wish that I was joining them this time...
We Poets Are Frustrated...We Poets Are Frustrated...We Poets Are Frustrated... in Free Verse More Like This
I am sure that you have all experienced this feeling:
A masterpiece eclipsed by the baying of a brat!
A raucous rhyme, so emotionally raw;
Shadowed by a child's melancholia...
Alone in the darkness, you lick your lips and growl.
Your anger, so evidently understandable; yet you forget your own abilities!
In despair, my dearest sibling, you have forgotten — yourself
Why fear an obstacle so easily overcome?
Why shred your works with such heavy tears?
Have you forgotten that we are the original craftsman?
Our tongues birthed as our chisels and axe!
We need only take these simple themes
And corrupt them with all our twisted fears...
This hatred inside of you, this bubble of frustration and anxiety —
Let it swell like a pus-filled abscess of anger!
And with your words unleash this vicarious plague!
Take the unblemished works that have scorned you,
And inject them with the very darkness of your soul!
Let bleeding lips,
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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 wondering -
Isn't there something that I can do?
Isn't there a better way for us all?
He looks back at her, sleeping peacefully;
He thinks about the future and sighs.
He wants a better world for her,
One where she would always be safe,
But unfortunately, he has no power.
He is just one man with little to his name.
He picks up a piece of paper, one found lyin
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I seat myself before the computer,
With fingers poised over fading keys.
Eagerly awaiting my latest epic;
Yet frozen by a lack of inspiration.
Here I sit, staring at the blank document.
The dark background mirroring the world behind me.
I swallow hard as my body locks;
Hairs tense as I sense her arrival...
Slender fingers soon wrap themselves around my throat.
With claw-like nails digging in painfully,
They prick the skin that lies just beneath my Adam’s apple;
Leaving me nursing a rather painful necklace.
"Your hands aren't moving," she coos softly,
Her clawed fingers gently stroking my chin.
"Why is that, I wonder?" she asks with a grin.
Her expression reveals a pair of pointed canines,
Both framed by lips as seductive as sin.
"I'm sorry my lady", I whisper in reply.
The excuse tumbles slowly from a paralyzed tongue.
"I have had no inspiration you see;
No dreams with which I am able to write."
She laughs at this; cruel and cold,
Tossing me from