Job Well DoneHe sat there in the crowded hallway -- of which you took no notice
Slowly taking his crayon, pens, lined paper -- you looked at your watch
He, all of 10, disappears writing his work -- too busy as you wander
Laying on the floor he writes it slowly -- not paying attention
He sits there in the hallway holding the sign -- the train is late
"It's Sometimes Pointless" it says, coffee stains -- you stop and stare
There is a crowd forming slowly, he looks straight ahead -- what is he doing?
He holds it with two small fingers, blank look cast -- you squint
It was then they started, carrying on about the sign -- they got angry
How it was not this nor that, prettily done, message wrong -- letters of protest
The security guards asked him to move on, after complaints -- noisy they were
Where was his parents, what was he doing there - looks of disgust
He just disappeared off, leaving his sign
Tossing in the streets blowing loudly
And the commuters returned to their trains
Smiling at a job well d
A Day -- of Weatheri think it was just that one day -- i cannot remember the weatherA Day -- of Weather in Free Verse More Like This
it was a day i would never forget -- it was probably sunshine and hot
it was the day, when i lost my faith in you -- it was summer after all
when my heart was destroyed, i sat there and heard -- mid summer, to be precise
that, in my time of agony, my time of destruction -- the winter was yet to come
you were too busy, to answer my call, too much to do -- leaves about to fall
i stood alone again, not sure of what to do -- there was chance of rain
and my heart broke...slowly as I hung up the call -- clouds dark
if only I knew the troubles to come - tear drops started like rain
LucyLucyLucy in Free Verse More Like This
I watched her die
For two years
Knowing -- knowing
That it was cancer
I was told
Two years ago
She has watched me
Grow and learn
Happy to see me
A smile on her face
We tried surgery
Finally in the end
We tried no more
And let her die
In my arms.
She has been my companion
For 12 years
Just been there
She was my loving dog, who cared for me.
Lucy RIP 8/1/2013
StopStop telling me how I feel.Stop in Free Verse More Like This
For how are you supposed to know?
will shine through.
Stop telling me how to live.
You aren't my controller.
know what's best
let me live my life.
I'll be disappointed if I want to.
I will feel pain when I need to.
But I will love.
And that is something that never ends.
Trigger: MusicTo hear the musicTrigger: Music in Free Verse More Like This
To hear the sound
Is all it requires.
That voice, plays in your head.
No, not the singer's, his.
And you slip.
Memory after memory attack you
With barbed edges, slicing
Attacking your mind.
Tears stream, hands move
To find the blade
To make a cut.
A simple note
A well known voice
Can reduce you to this
What can I say?
Double LifeDance is a fluid,Double Life in Free Verse More Like This
Flowing, softly, streamlined.
Every movement effortless
Pointed, structured, controlled
Cutting is a fluid,
Fast slashes with a cool blade.
Every movement effortless
Eyes wide, shocked, emotionless.
Dance is an art,
Choreography the paintbrush,
This is your canvas:
The dance floor, sturdy
Cutting is an art,
Painting a picture in blood.
This is your canvas:
Pale, white skin, scarred.
Dance is your life.
Continuous shows, performances.
Nothing comes between you and it.
Focus: Kicks, twirl, smile
Cutting is your life.
It beckons you to never stop
Nothing comes between you and it.
Not even love, you live pain.
That was me...Sit in a hallowed hallThat was me... in Free Verse More Like This
Surrounded by peers
A teacher stands at the front
A talk on abuses
of all different types,
yes, I think
that was me...
'A touch too much'
A pain filled mind
memory of a dark wood
And a man with cold hands
It burns, burns with guilt
Yes, I think
that was me...
A picture of scars
A tear, of blood?
A blade, a knife,
A comforting reality
Yes, I think
that was me...
Bottles of drink
Packets of pills
are you an overdoser?
The teacher remarks jokingly
But she has no idea
Yes, I think
that was me...
The moment when you realise
A tear had escaped your eye
And everyone stares
You jump up and run
Leave the past behind
Yes, I think
that is still me.
FearFear.Fear in Free Verse More Like This
Fear is walking into a hospital
And not knowing when you'll leave
Fear is watching a doctor read your chart
And shake his head in desperation
Fear is writhing around in agony
Wanting an end to come soon
Fear is not knowing what is wrong
And wishing it would stop
Fear is knowing this is partially a dream
And that soon
Those hospital lights
It will be real...
DarknessThe darkness follows us allDarkness in Free Verse More Like This
But only some succumb to it.
Words cannot describe pain,
Paint can't take place of blood
Light crushed with lost souls
Unloved, unwanted, hurt
Pick the blade
Sharp, razor, lightweight
deep slash through pale
No understanding at all
Words completely gone
No one wants you
You're alone. Uncared for.
Why don't you give up?
We'll end it all,
Can we be saved?
EdgeStandingEdge in Free Verse More Like This
Tip toes at the edge
The steep drop looms
calling you close
to its' soothing forgiveness
heart, completely broken
The last barrier
Keeping you alive
has left you in endless pain
Hoping for his call
Waiting for the cold
for the water to coat you
then nothing, but darkness.
FutureI sit here waiting for you to seeFuture in Free Verse More Like This
That it's with you I'm meant to be
If we can survive, we'll have a family
Husband, son, cat...
Fallen TreeCan you please take me to the tree?Fallen Tree in Free Verse More Like This
Fallen, broken, perfect for me.
Where I looked into your eyes
and gained understanding
Your arm protecting me against
cold and rain
Your protective stance kept me safe from harm,
We sat cheek to cheek in a created calm.
You asked me plainly about
my treacherous past
I knew I felt safe with you
and told you my story
The three hours followed and the rain fell down
As time past, I dreaded the walk back to town.
We stood close together facing
your nerves were shown
I smiled, my arms around your neck
FailureI've lost my dreamFailure in Free Verse More Like This
It's shattered, gone
I stand here with shards surrounding me
Dreams of a future
A career and happiness
and I'm left here
So once again,
I turn to the blade
to find it gone.
I thought I'd recovered
I was denied my hope
it laughs in my face
Death, is what I want.
.::Beyond These Fences::.A mother and her daughter walk down a ghetto street..::Beyond These Fences::. in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Her daughter was her world,
She wouldn't let anything crush her little dream.
"Stay close to me dear, there's nothing to fear, beyond these fences there are golden fields."
She looks to her daughter, she looks to her light,
She would not let anything harm her,
She'd protect her with her life.
She watches as a car goes speeding by,
She wishes her daughter had a better life,
But she knew that her daughter will one day fly,
Fly into the open skies.
A man comes out from within the shadows of the alleyway,
He says "I'm sorry things must be this way,"
He pulls a gun, she feels stunned,
She protects her daughter, her world, her dream, the man only wanted their money but he took so much more,
There's an echoing call of a bullet,
Her world, it shatters,
Her daughter lays on the ground in a pool of crimson,
No more laughter.
The mother falls to her knees, she holds her dream,
"Stay close to me dear, there's nothing to fear, beyond these fences
3:00 AM ConfessionsEvery time I think about it3:00 AM Confessions in Free Verse More Like This
Vicious thoughts flood my mind
Every day that is spent alone
Reminds me of what I once had
You don't talk to me anymore
The rumours you spread show that you no longer care
Hurt me with threats and insults
Inflict loneliness on me
Go about with your own life
Hide the truth about us
Understand that we are different people now
Remember the bad times and forget the good
Tell yourself I don't matter anymore
Say goodbye forever
Your StoryI'd much rather cry for youYour Story in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
'Cause my story is too painful to share
I'd much rather smile for you
'Cause my story is too painful to bare
So come here and I'll wrap my arms around you
Come here and I'll let your story shine
But after you share your story
Please don't ask me about mine
If only I could play the violin
I'd share my past through sorrowful chords
Vibrato on strings would be my voice
Fighting my demons with imaginary swords
Although I'm limited to words on paper
And the words aren't sung by a beautiful voice
These words make my story into a song
And this song confronts you with a choice
You can close your eyes
And pretend this is a fairytale
Pretend it's a meaningless story
That was never once true
Or you can open your eyes
And realise deep down
That the story isn't just about me
That you're the main character too
If you don't want to tell your story
As it is, spoken word to word
Turn your art into your voice
And you will always be heard
A picture speaks a thousand words
EpiphanyIf I wasn't such an introvertEpiphany in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
And was more energetic
Would you have chosen to stay?
If I wore a bit more makeup
And I chose to be athletic
Would you be with me today?
Maybe if I dressed more girly
And I went to bed more early
You'd have thought I'm worth your time
If I didn't dye my hair
And I had more money spare
Maybe you would still be mine
And then I realised something
As I analysed myself
And it started to sink in
If I made all of these changes
I would become someone else
Hiding my true self from him
Would that really solve the problem
Or would it just be a lie?
I never got to find that out
But I wouldn't have been happy
Constantly in a disguise
I know that without a doubt
So I think I'll keep on wearing
All my 'unfeminine' clothes
And I'll keep my hair spiked up
I won't change to fit your standards
My opinions undisclosed
I no longer give a fuck
Maybe instead of depression
I should be feeling aggression
You always looked down on me
You were always very sure
Your opinions mattered
Silent WarsBeaten and broken down with sharp wordsSilent Wars in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
That scratch and tear at your skin
The people who believed everything they heard
Don't question why, but like to join in
Dragging our feet through broken glass
Trying to ignore the bloody sight
As long as we carry on walking past
We must be getting somewhere, right?
We are angry and we are in pain
From people with no sense of empathy
We want answers to prove we're not to blame
Hard to find in a world full of apathy
We're the soldiers who don't make a sound
And we fight our own battles alone
We may be more lost than found
But we survive every stick and stone
If you dare think that because we don't speak
Of what misery, stress and pain we are in
That we are not fighting, and that we are weak
Then you need to look deep down within
Have you ever fought a battle inside
Without anyone else knowing?
Because you don't want to lose your pride
We don't want to be judged for the pain we're showing
We are worried but we are aware
That there are people you ca
The EscapistIt is really insomniaThe Escapist in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
If you're keeping me awake?
Is it the infatuation
That made me start to shake?
Is it so peculiar
If you make me feel brand new?
Is it some kind of obsession
That I have with you?
I watch you when I feel lonely
Is that so wrong?
I think of you when they hurt me
So what if that's all day long?
You make me feel so happy
What if that's all I have?
Should that be taken away
Just because it sounds mad?
Because right now in real life
There's no happily ever after
When I see something I don't like
I can't just skip the chapter
Or quickly press fast forward
On a TV remote control
Real life is but a wound
And you help fill the hole
So keep me in the trance
That you put me in before
You'll be my sweet romance
I won't need anything more
Even though we haven't met
You'll be the one that I adore
And I know you're not a threat
So I can't be hurt anymore
What was there to destroy?I am a hollow beingWhat was there to destroy? in Free Verse More Like This
With a beating heart
I am stuck in a hollow world
Lifeless bodies surround me
I am screaming out
Weary eyes, raw throat
I am standing behind you
Ignored every second
I am looking in the mirror
Realize I've destroyed myself
But then again, what was there to destroy...?
Don't I deserve it?Why is the flesh so fragile?Don't I deserve it? in Free Verse More Like This
Soft skin turns to jagged red lines
The day before the snow came
Three years ago so similar
Right to this day, before the moon came out
This life I live, it frightens them
One week ago I finally went insane
I cut some more jagged lines
Right down to the bone, my love
I hope this hurts you
As much as it hurts me every day
Don't I deserve it, my love?
After all, I blame you
All of my insecurities, spoon fed
Only by you, my sweet love
So go home, let me rest
Do I not deserve it, my love?
MonsterAs I cry aloneMonster in Free Verse More Like This
Tears roll down my cheeks
Tears that never fell for you
Only for my innocence
The razor felt cold on my skin
Waiting for the wonderful pain to begin
As I slide the cold razor down my arm
Tiny beads of crimson appear
A permanent reminder of what I have become
My innocence is gone
I'm all alone in the dark
That forever surrounds me
I quickly slashed my wrist
I could feel myself slowly
Slipping into the darkness
There was nothing I could do
It was too late to save me
I could never be an angel
I'm only a monster
But I'm gone
FrozenCold tears fall from dark eyes.Frozen in Free Verse More Like This
A dull pain throbs in the emptiness inside.
My mind is numb, my body unresponsive.
Speech fails me.
Trapped in this shell i cannot move.
My breath glistens in the icy air.
Dead inside, lost in the world i created.
The place in my mind.
My perfect escape.
Now i'm trapped
Lost in the place between reality and imagination.
Too cold to care, to feel.
The pain nothing more than a reminder that i am alive.
That for now, i remain.
Broken Dreams'All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.Broken Dreams in Settings More Like This
T. E. Lawrence'
The world has turned cold, like the raw hearts of those who inhabit it. The human race has changed beyond recognition. We used to dream of exploring the stars, finding love and living our lives. However our people have become bitter as the icy wind and as harsh as the sharp ice that clings to our surroundings. I am Morgana, the Queen of this frozen and desolate planet. The people of my planet are no longer themselves; they are like children lost in the darkness unable to find their way. It is hard for me, I am but 19. I was not supposed to be queen for many years but when my mother passed on it fell to me, her eldest daughter, to take the t
All my friends seem to be doing this name meme1. YOUR REAL NAME:All my friends seem to be doing this name meme in Personal More Like This
Raijin Lawrence Mikah
2. YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (first 3 letters of real name plus izzle)
Raizzle (don't sound right lol)
3. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (fav color and fav animal)
Yellow Catfish (lolol)
4. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first)
5. YOUR SUPERHERO NAME: (Your 2nd favorite color, and favorite drink)
Dr. Green Pepper (lolololololol)
6. YOUR IRAQI NAME: (2nd letter of your first name, 3rd letter of your last name, first two letters of your middle name, last two letters of your first name then last three letters of your last name)
8. YOUR GOTH NAME: (black, and the name of one of your pets)
Black Sweetie (pfff sounds like a gay goth, guess that works lol)
9. NINJA NAME: (First two letters of your first name added with Ruto)
10. FANTASY NAME: (first two letters of your middle name, second letter of your last name, last two letters of your last name, last letter of your first name)
Check out my Cousin's Story!!!My cousin ~EclipsedEden is an unseen author. He writes poetry, short stories, and science fiction novels. He is also an awesome artist. His latest story is Aevusi of Malice. A story about a sexually confused young gang member who lives in a shack with 3 other members on the outskirts of the slums of a fantasy city. They are trying to earn a living and keep their gang from falling apart, or being overtaken by other gangs in the area. Through out the chaos, the main character, Logan, is plagued by his confusing thoughts and feelings towards another male gang member.Check out my Cousin's Story!!! in Personal More Like This
Here is a link to page one. http://eclipsededen.deviantart.com/art/Aevusi-of-Malice-page-one-349535858
And here are two of his most recent art posts.