When I SaidWhen I said I wanted a fairy taleWhen I Said in Free Verse More Like This
I meant I wanted a prince.
I didn't want to be locked in a
I didn't want to be fought by a
I didn't want
When I said I wanted a fairy tale
I meant I wanted to be a princess.
I didn't want to watch a rose
I didn't want to wear the gown
I wanted it
When I said I wanted a fairy tale...
I expected it to end in a
But i never expected it to end like this.
The reason I stopped tryingI'm just going to stop trying.The reason I stopped trying in Free Verse More Like This
Because you'll never understand.
I carry dreams inside a fist
While you hold cruelty in your hand.
I'm just going to stop trying.
Because I've been through so much hate
I've been through knives and ropes and scars
And wounds and blood and blades.
I'm just going to stop trying.
Because through all I've had to do..
The ignorance of people
Is the worst thing I've been through.
I'm just going to stop trying.
And you want to know the truth?
The reason I've stopped trying
Is because of those like
Suicide NoteAll I ask is, when I die, please do remember meSuicide Note in Free Verse More Like This
Not for things I've done and not for things I've heard or seen
Not for what I seemed to be, not even for the truth
Not for what I have accomplished in my shortened youth
Please, just let my feelings hit the cold, damp, moldy floor
I know my emotions didn't matter much before
All I ask is, when I die, don't worry over pain…
All I ask is, when I die, just treat me much the same…
Can't you hear the voices?Can't you hear the voices? in Free Verse More Like This
Can't you hear the voices?
As they ring inside my head
Can't you see the faces?
Painted in the blood so red
Can't you taste the poison?
As it rests upon your tongue
Can't you hear the voices?
Then you do not belong.
You're Not?You're anorexic if you're thinYou're Not? in Free Verse More Like This
You're not? Then you're obese.
If you're different, you're insane
You're not? Then you're a fake.
If you're happy, you're hiding something.
You're not? You must be emo.
If you're dating, you're a slut.
You're not? You must have no friends.
If you're popular, you're a jerk.
You're not? You're a nobody.
If you're quiet, you must be disabled.
You're not? You obnoxious freak.
If you're you, you're wrong.
Then you must be perfect.
When I'm GoneI don’t want you to remember me.When I'm Gone in Free Verse More Like This
I don’t want you to think of me.
I don’t want you to hurt over me.
I don’t want you to dream of me.
I don’t want you to cry for me.
I don’t want you to miss me.
I don’t want you to love me.
I don’t want you
I tried.I tried.I tried. in Free Verse More Like This
I tried to save you,
But you kept falling.
You wanted to crash.
But I tried.
I tried to protect you
But you kept escaping the shelter.
You wanted the disaster.
But I tried.
I tried to keep us together.
But you kept running.
You wanted to leave me.
But I tried.
I tried to do everything to please you.
But you didn't accept it.
You didn't notice it.
You didn't appreciate it.
You didn't love me for it.
You didn't even care.
You wanted it your way, more than you wanted me.
But I tried.
Stronger than SuicideYou are so much stronger than suicide.Stronger than Suicide in Free Verse More Like This
You are so much more powerful than the cuts on your arm,
And so much better than your eating disorder.
So much more than your scars.
Please look me in the eyes,
And show me your wounds,
Whether they be on your forearm,
Or your heart.
Have you been skipping meals?
Have you been cutting?
Well, here’s something for you to try.
Think one thing,
Just one thing,
Just remember to prove to the world,
Are stronger than
Writer's block.A thirteen-year-old poet,Writer's block. in Free Verse More Like This
Whispers frolicking among her tongue
As a ballet dancer across a stage.
What to write, oh, what to write…
Her fingers wrapped around a pencil,
Gently tickling the page
With a language between herself
And her imagination.
Thoughts race through her mind,
Frozen hands on a silver clock
Turning moments into
D r e a d f u l h o u r s .
What to write, oh, what to write…
Crickets stop their chirping,
Birds start to sing.
Five thirty in the morning,
And not a single word on paper.
What to write, oh, what to write…
She begins to scribble across the page,
Doodles and anything that crosses her mind.
Words begin flooding her thoughts,
As she wrinkles the paper and grabs a clean sheet.
“A thirteen year old poet,
Whispers frolicking among her tongue
As a ballet dancer across a stage…"
And just as she nears the end
Of these words,
I'll Just Say What's On My Mind...I’ll just say what’s on my mindI'll Just Say What's On My Mind... in Free Verse More Like This
For everyone to hate.
I used to cry myself to sleep
And slice my skin with blades.
I wrapped a belt around my neck
In hopes of lifelessness,
And after failing even that,
I remained emotionless.
My mother used to cry all day
And my dad used to be ill.
My sister attempted suicide
By swallowing the pill.
My mother tried to kill herself
And we almost watched her fall.
She swallowed gulps of whiskey
And she blamed me for it all.
I have hallucinations,
And delusions, and depression
And fighting my own demons
Has become a slight obsession.
I’ll just say what’s on my mind
For everyone to see.
This is who I am, and hey!
I’m still okay with me.
.we buy flowers. in Free Verse More Like This
just to watch them wither and die
just to see their once velvet petals
give up and fall
to the windowsill below
.death says he's a busy man. in Free Verse More Like This
got places to go and
people to see
book an appointment on the way out
.i feel change, the way. in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
the birdsong changes when the
cat goes out for lunch
.horrors prey on. in Free Verse More Like This
dreams, and sleep can
do nothing about it
a lamb strays
from the flock;
a wolf grins
.misery loves. in Free Verse More Like This
long as it's
on his terms
and i've a
if i just play
by the rules
.the sea spits. in Free Verse More Like This
me back onto
the shore -
the waves say
this is not the
right tide, the
.there's an imp in my mind. in Free Verse More Like This
he's a lithe little sprite and
i'm surprised you can't see him
dancing around in there when
you look at me
he set up camp
with the ferns and ivy
built a tent and a
small log fire
he gets a taste for
kindness, truth, love
cooks them on the fire
swallows me whole
helpthey apologize andhelp in Free Verse More Like This
they say that they understand
but in reality, no one cares
or no one understands, and sometimes
and it hurts like a punch
when people speak their
golden lies, and say they
wish to help
but it really just worsens like
an untreated case of the flu
because no one seems to understand
they add their own labels and leave
your explanation out
because through their eyes,
you're not the victim of depression
you're the cause.
the hand that wishes to help
is invisible, made of fake views
in the darkits in the darkin the dark in Free Verse More Like This
when a light is needed
to see where you are
and the obstacles that stand.
its in the dark
where cries are heard
that beg for your forgiveness
and help anyone can provide.
its in the dark
where we hide from everyone
afraid to make a move because
we don't want to hurt anymore.
its in the dark
where we'll stay awaiting the day
that you'll come and set us free
from the cage where we lay.
its in the dark
that i called out but no
one would listen
and its in the dark
where my existence vanished
and i was no longer there
to live through it all
its in the dark where i died loving and missing
battlewhen you're out on the fieldbattle in Free Verse More Like This
working towards your last breath
just take a moment that you've left
and stand and think about the things
that got you this far.
take a deep breath and wipe away
all the dreams that ruined you
think about everyone who has gotten
you this far in life, to be the
amazing person that everyone knows
think about why you're here, and
close your eyes and focus on yourself
and let your thoughts unravel as the
wind swirls leaves through the air
creating a tiny little mess around
slowly open your eyes and release
your breath, and count as you let it go
and then you'll begin to realize how much
you deserve the victory that you're about to
receive, and brace yourself.
stand straight and tall, proud and confident
in that beautiful way that everyone knows you are
and fight back the pain as it wracks through you,
and know that no matter what happens, no matter
the challenges you face, no matter how much
pain is thrown your way, please... understand
yousometimes i like to sit by theyou in Free Verse More Like This
river and stare at my reflection
thinking about you.
i waste my days hour upon hour
wishing i was there right beside
you without a worry.
everyone else goes outside to play
but i sit out waiting for the rain
to come out again.
rain is a wonderful thing, such as you
taking my worries away without another
the difference between you both is that
the rain doesn't stand me up such as you
have in the constant past.
though you're my hearts desire my brain
has seconds thoughts that perhaps you
may not be the one.
and while i would understand i just don't
think my heart would ever feel the same
if we just split.
when you're near it gets excited, with a
happy bouncing sound inside my chest it
feels no fear with you around.
sometimes i like to sit at this very river
but this time, i'm not looking at my same
i'm taking some pictures and painting a
path that would mentally draw you right
here to me.
i'd love to lay in your arms once more
why did you leave?it's march my love,why did you leave? in Free Verse More Like This
and you've still not come around
like you promised that you would.
it's been days and weeks and months
since we've last talked and i dare to
think if perhaps you've found someone new?
you were mine and i was yours
but i feel as though i was foolish to think
that you could ever love me.
you see, there's a line between the very
types of people that we are that separates us
so that we'll never be alike.
all i've ever been is a turtle,
hiding away in my shell whenever i've
had the smallest of problems.
i'll never be the perfect person for you
or anyone, i'll never be accepted by anyone
for who i am.
i thought things were different with you
but now i'm starting to think that i was
wrong, and is it bad that i've lost hope?
you've never called or texted
or written me back it's almost as if
you vanished into thin air.
you've avoided me for the longest time
and i'm starting the believe that it was
all just one big lie.
whatever happened to the promise
our promise that we mad
cutsI don't cutcuts in Free Verse More Like This
Instead I mark
With colors black
And red and dream
And ponder about
What could've been.
playing a guitardarling lean on meplaying a guitar in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
while i catch a shooting
star, and we can figure
out just what it means
and if you stay by my side
perhaps for just tonight
you can take me away again
to the grainy sand
and maybe if we try you
can play my heart again,
strumming and pulling my
heartstrings just like the
strings of a guitar
and if we keep the rhythm
up, we can keep the moon lit up
all night long just gazing
up above, dancing to the imaginary
just stay away, here with me
and you can see just how
better we could be
when we take our time
and when the dancing starts to slow
and the moon starts to rise higher
and the night starts to darken
the tunes will slow down
and i can catch us a shooting star
and maybe you can play my heartstrings
like it's your favorite guitar
and all this happens when
we take our time.
de-pres-sioni need somebody herede-pres-sion in Free Verse More Like This
i need someone to care
i need someone to stay
i cry to the wind and
i cry to the air in hopes
that someone is out there
it's hard to be alone without
another soul and it's hard to
cry alone without anyone to help
and it's hard when you're not taken
and it's hard when you want to drown
it all out, when you stare silently
at your closest things
to think what you could do with that
bottle of millions of pills, with those
ropes and belts sitting alone on the shelf,
with knives that silently lie in the drawer
and it's hard when to spill yourself out
they don't give sympathy, but instead call
out your mistakes and tell you how to fix it
and raise the dosage to stop it all.
but maybe to some degree they're needed
but in my heart, i know what i need
to feel alive and the happiness to be
trying to find it is like lying down
and facing the sky, trying to catch
a shooting star.
it's seemingly impossible, and yet
it's achievable if you really try
to do it.
Weeping WillowsI'm afraid toWeeping Willows in Free Verse More Like This
lose your trust, I'm
afraid to lose your
faith, I want to
hold your hand
and never fall apart
Maybe I'm in too deep
Maybe I've fallen way
and so maybe you
really don't care,
Maybe I've fallen
into a hole, I want
And once the fall
begins, I will soon
cease to exist
but then you
shine the light
and grab my hand
and you pull me
back to reality
I want to be
by your side, I'm
tired of falling apart,
into broken pieces
You are my love, and I'd
be sorry to see
I hope you know
that I've loved you
from the start.
I Know You Hate Me Now But...I Know You Hate Me Now But...:I Know You Hate Me Now But... in Free Verse More Like This
Just give me a chance alright, I'll explain
To me, you're the girl that I notice everything about.
The way you laugh, the way you smile;
We got along great back then, even if we don't now.
And to be honest, I miss that...
You had the most lovely silky smooth hair
You'd give me the cutest anime girl smile
I wish I'd talked to you more about Manga,
Hell you got me started on the whole thing.
You were fantastic at drawing too
Man I was always jealous of that talent,
And I loved your drawings, like I once loved you.
I wish that you could have been a professional.
I would have bought your book every month y'know...
You encouraged me to write.
Back when my stories were shit,
Back when my poems were still baby's rhymes.
You taught me not to give in and I was grateful.
Now just let me finish alright?
I know that you won't speak to me.
That's okay, I admit to being an ass,
But the reason that I'm writing this poem to nobod
I've Changed (Yeah right)I've Changed (Yeah right):I've Changed (Yeah right) in Free Verse More Like This
You know, I tell myself everday,
That I'm going to change - that I'll be different.
'This isn't the same; I'm not the same,' that's what I tell myself...
As I sit in front of the computer, praying time doesn't move.
Coward, you're weak and you'll always be weak! You bloody disgrace...
I pick up some new magazine, get inspired,
'I want to be like that guy,' is what I think to myself.
I give it a try for two or three days - I quit.
Same old shit again...
Making up excuses? It's what you always do, you gutless wonder...
I try to reach out with my hands,
Seeking something, anything that I can find to help myself hold on...
But I don't find it - I just find myself,
Sinking back down into the same black swamp - I'm drowning.
Awww, what's the matter? You gonna cry, you gonna cry?
Yeah, I've hit rock bottom,
And you know what? It feels pretty damn good down here.
Nice, warm, comfortable, familiar.
No pressure, no problems - just like everb
DesperationI wonder how many days you've spent feeling lost.Desperation in Free Verse More Like This
Thinking that you're going somewhere.
Never actually getting anywhere.
You look at the same four walls over and over again.
You can paint them in different colours,
But you know they're still the same.
And you convince yourself that you're making progress,
Nothing's changed, but you're making progress.
Things are getting worse, but you're making progress.
And then you wake up and realise,
That shit has hit the fan...
Suddenly you're forced to do the things you couldn't,
The kind of things that you were never comfortable with.
And you find out you can do them.
You find out that the only reason you couldn't,
Was because you were afraid to try.
It's hard - trying to take that first step.
It's hard - trying to convince yourself to take that chance.
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
Being A Good Person is a CHOICE!Now, imagine this situation for a moment:Being A Good Person is a CHOICE! in Free Verse More Like This
You are a good father, a wonderful husband.
You go 'pray' every Sunday, doing a wonderful lip-service.
You've taken your kids to soccer practice
And you are ready to enjoy your Sunday.
Tui bu qi, ni ke yi pang wo ma?
You turn around and see an old Chinese lady.
She can't speak English and needs assistance.
You pretend you cannot hear her and drive away.
Smooth-stuff dad, you should return that #1 mug...
To me however, there would be no question.
I was late to a part-time job, it would actually cost me money;
And did I mention I can't speak Chinese either?
Instead I communicated with gestures and signs.
She wanted to go to the train station, as I later learned.
With your car it would have taken five minutes.
But we walked and that is also okay.
To be honest, you might think you've done more good than evil.
You might think there is a welcoming committee for you at the pearly gates.
I regret to inform you however, that
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...
Overcome your Writer's BlockOvercome your Writer's Block:Overcome your Writer's Block in Free Verse More Like This
If you want to deal with writer's block
the plan is simple, tickty-tock
Give in to madness, go insane
search for words in the midst of rain
When you hit the wall on its painted face
with your fingers and knees you'll find a trace
The secret passage that will lead you through
or perhaps you might be eaten by a grue...
Back to the rhymes that I use to explain
If you try to go forward it will be in vain
So try a new direction, upward or down
Left or right maybe Charlie Brown?
There are no limits except in your mind
Now do a google search and what do you find?
A pond of ideas now stagnant and brown
I threw in Jay Sean and he went down down down
But I digress and let me wind back
If you focus on the dot then the screen will turn black
and a screamer pops out, you've had a really good fright
are my metaphors putting up a really good fight?
Let me put it simply, in english plain:
A good writer isn't one who forces his brain
Order and stru
Six Words for the SufferingPain ends, but you must not.Six Words for the Suffering in Free Verse More Like This
EyesThey told me not to look,Eyes in Free Verse More Like This
But I always do.
I can't help it you know?
Their eyes are so beautiful...
Each one shines with a colour from the rainbow.
Some are green, some are blue.
You might even find a set of gold amongst the lot.
Some of them shine like pearls,
Others twinkle like stars in the sky.
Each one holds a fragile soul,
Each one has its own sense of depth.
And so, I always end up looking into their eyes...
Right before I blink mine and I firmly squeeze the trigger...
This is a SongThis is a song for the lost, the broken and the damned,This is a Song in Free Verse More Like This
This is a song for the hopeless, the outgunned and the outmanned.
This is one for the sinners, and the non-believers too,
This is a song for all those people, people just like YOU!
This is the anthem of the normal, the oppressed and the abused,
This is a song for those people hidden from everybody's views.
This is the prayer of the unwanted, the unneeded and the small,
This is one for the unheeded, so let's give it our all!
This is a song for the people, who always just want to cry,
This is the anthem for those who have once wanted to die!
This is a song for all the people, that are dead inside,
This is a song for everyone, who has ever cried.
-by Forgotten-Reaper, 24th July 2012
Heart:a rebellionHeart: in Free Verse More Like This
in her chest.
she's got skin
unworthy to write
she tapes those
to her limbs
Please, forgive me.Like lies, you saidPlease, forgive me. in Free Verse More Like This
I make breathing the cosmos
through rose colored lungs
look easy- vertebrae stretched
toward the moon.
& I'm hanging my bones
out to dry, carving Saturn's
rings into my wrists- my
star burst ankles.
I swore then I'd keep my
black tongued poetry
& uprooted limbs far,
far away from you.
But, like lies, galaxies,
& night fevers, you
are the destination
on my star map skin.
To be a writerYou taste like decaying leavesTo be a writer in Free Verse More Like This
and October's bad habits-
when it’s halfway through February
that still haunts these bones.
I have allowed you to
claw your love
into my arms
and chant into my
for much too long.
I wish I was one of those girls
who could say wild flowers
grow up through my nooks
and my crannies just to tear
through my skin, screaming.
I’m just that dead eyed deer
on the side of the road dreaming
of shoving a pen down my throat
and writing these verses inside out.
I am no scribe, prophet, or spell caster.
I know it.
My skin knows it.
My pen knows it too.
Years and years
my mind will dwell
on the way your fingers
chain linked between my ribs
and shook my
to be a writer
is to be a masochist,
and I refuse to get off
on the pain anymore.
NaPoWriMo: Day 6It’s hard enoughNaPoWriMo: Day 6 in Free Verse More Like This
to love her skin on good days,
to wide eyed strangers
as if to fill the emptiness
in her own gut;
she lives on a diet of sad stories &
you must shed your own skin
to save it.]
OmegaThere is a wolf lurking in my doorway;Omega in Free Verse More Like This
our eyes holding breathless conversations
as secrets whisper through the stroke of my pen
into the awaiting lungs of strangers.
Soon young pup, you'll have nothing left to say.
My heart is woven together with tight-knit words,
blood red Poe, and thumping Hemingway-
Yet, no headstrong Omega sleeps
within this slightly cracked, ribcage embrace.
"I am unafraid of forests with teeth."
Depression like lipstick stainsOn some days,Depression like lipstick stains in Free Verse More Like This
you are the angel dust
settled in my bones
keeping these December limbs
& Sunday-morning-coffee eyes
But, other days-
other days, I don't know
what to do
with your tornado kisses,
rage teeth that bite
& tear at my poetic insanity.
With these miles and miles
of bodies & hollow space
between our magnetic hearts-
How is it that these light-year pulses
still beat in sync?
(Mute) The Demons(Mute) The Demons(Mute) The Demons in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
I want to say something, but I can’t find the right words,
So I stay mute, hoping you’ll find the words for me
And while I know the pen is mightier than the sword…..
If I impale myself with the sword I make my point that much more perfectly
Just because I don’t speak doesn’t mean I don’t want to,
It’s just so difficult to communicate clearly when your head and heart are cloudy,
And my words feel empty to even myself so what else am I supposed to do?
You’re right, I am an angst-ridden teen, so I’m looking for a way you can help me,
So I can help myself; so I won’t have to feel so lost while I fight my emotions,
And I’ll be alright eventually, but I have to figure out how to help myself, now
Because these past couple of weeks has been filled with yearning, anger, and stress,
So I look to others to help me out but it looks like no one knows how,
I wish I knew so I don’t have to
At Night, I CryAt Night, I CryAt Night, I Cry in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
At night, I cry because I can’t stop thinking about the old me
When no one’s around, I weep warm tears that slide down my cheeks slowly
And it’s odd, I feel so unsatisfied but I refuse to use the word “unhappy”
I think back to the times where I would just laugh with my little friends, gleefully
Now that I’m older, I feel myself constantly over-thinking
Just constantly thinking of bad habits and fears
Maybe it’s something I did; maybe I’m the bad seed
Maybe I do deserve this horrible treatment by my peers
Or maybe I’m just doing what I do best, over-think
I do it everyday, think to the point where it sickens me
Now I’m physically sick from staring at this laptop screen, constantly
‘Cause now it seems it’s all I have left
Everyone knows what I crave but I can’t seem to do anything about it
And I can’t share my innermost thoughts with them, in-depth
Because my mom will
Frustration Is MountingFrustration Is MountingFrustration Is Mounting in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
I can feel it rising to its peak
The frustration and anger is nearing the edge
And I’m gettin’ so tired of the nonsense, I just want to sleep
But I can’t, ‘cause that’d be letting you win, I guess
So I just look at over that message, shake my head, then press delete
What’s done is done, quit trying to force it
My anger towards you now is far too deep,
I’m not interested in you tryin’ to beg ‘cause you caused this
I’m no longer seeking your friendship, it isn’t needed
‘Cause it’s about quality not quantity
And why eat a year old bag of dog food
When I can have a fresh plate of salmon with a side of broccoli
You constantly messaging isn’t right, it’s no good
So just leave me be, and let this end quietly
If I Die, TonightIf I Die, TonightIf I Die, Tonight in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
I’m not obsessed with death it’s just that it’s inevitable
Now I sit here wondering, if I were to breathe my final breath, tonight
Have I left any impact? Are my words, writings and actions, memorable or forgettable?
If my heart were to stop and never beat again, would you keep me in your mind?
And if so, how long will I stay there?
An hour, a week, a month, a year?
Or maybe longer if somehow possible, how would you think of me and where
When you saw a pencil and notepad, or would the memory of me drift away like a stray feather
Would you think of me by hearing the word sarcastic
Would you think of me as a calm, composed soul, or random and erratic
Would I be thought of as a fool, an enemy; or a friend and fantastic
Am I influential or unimportant?
Poetic and lyrical, or a wannabe that’s simply not memorable
A key part of your life or am I a dime a dozen?
And it’s not like I’m obsessed with death……
Slumber's LullabySlumber’s LullabySlumber's Lullaby in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Right as I’m feelin’ inspired
My eyelids are becomin’ a tad heavy
I hate to say it, but I’m getting’ really tired
Time’s slowin’ down, the gentle sound of my fan whirring
The comforting sound of Amy Winehouse’s raspy voice gently caressing my ears
With her and slumber knockin’, I don’t need any drugs to feel like I’m on another spiritual plane
‘Cause Amy and Slumber are just massaging my senses, and sleep is getting near,
“Time for sleep, honey……close your eyes……” Now I’m in a daze…..
And I follow heavenly Slumber’s advice, her hypnotizing words
I lay my head down on my pillow and finally shut my eyes
I grab my blankets, huddle into them and begin to curl,
Into the foetus position, all the while Slumber sings me a sweet, sweet lullaby,
“Sleep, child, sleep
While I tend to the sheep
And shake the dream
All Love (For Any Ethnicity)All Love (For Any Ethnicity)All Love (For Any Ethnicity) in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
I got love for everybody, any ethnicity
Any color or creed, it doesn’t matter to me
‘Cause at the end of the day we’re all human beings
I personally don’t believe in minorities or majorities
‘Cause I got love for you, if you have love for me
Every color is beautiful, every person is incredibly unique
But isn’t it funny, the definition of race?
“A vying with others for victory”
So when you’re fillin’ out your hospital forum for race, or ethnicity
You’re essentially battling for supremacy
But you and I both know that doesn’t sound quite right
It actually sounds pretty wrong, if ya’ ask me
And while ignorance and racism will always exist
It’s inevitable really, and there’s no way to destroy it
The old cliché, “Treat others how you want to be treated,”
Isn’t valued anymore, ‘cause we’re all battling for dominance, a
The Perfect DayThe Perfect DayThe Perfect Day in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
What a perfect day...
The wind Gently brushing my face
The sounds of serenity all around me
My skin feels the sun's warm embrace
I walk along the water's edge
Admiring it's captive beauty
The clear blue waves crashing down at my feet
Brings a feeling of Acceptance to me
I feel so at peace,
With clear blue skies overhead,
And with this sense of pure tranquility,
My mind is truly at ease and I feel more than blessed
I watch the children play gleefully
Their minds so pure and innocent
All the troubles of yesterday
Seem so easy to forget.
And at least for today, I'm not in any pain
Because this day has the makings of a perfect one
I can relax and enjoy the comforting scenes of this amazing day,
Simply laying back and enjoying this moment; the sand and the sun
As the sun meets the horizon
In such a beautiful correlation
It was such a perfect day
But the night was no exception.
It's now after dark and this perfect day is coming to a close
And as I lay in my cozy bed, a
Never Feel AloneNever Feel AloneNever Feel Alone in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
For those in need; help them
So they don’t feel alone in this sometimes evil and sick world we live in
No one deserves to go live a life alone or feel like they’re by themselves,
Because as a team, any group of people can fight on through this,
And with love they will prosper through these dark and critical times
Let people have someone to lean on, something that will help them moving forward
And help them return to comfort; so someone can comfortably live their life
Give them something to strive for and look towards,
Because with a set of goals it can give one’s life meaning
It can give a lost soul some direction
And with love and determination, we can get through this phase of testing,
Tests that will forever help mold us as people; difficult times will be our defining moments
And I know those that have lost or feel hopeless may not see this,
But there’s hope, there’s life; somehow, someway we’ll find positivity throu
Deceit (It Can Kill)Deceit (It Can Kill)Deceit (It Can Kill) in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
One of the worst things you could do a to person,
For me, is to abuse and take advantage of their trust
And once a small lie is created, it could become a toxin
Poisoning and killing any and every relationship it’s able to touch
And once the disease known as deceit touches a family
It can break one’s spirit and make little boys weep
Deceit, it can kill……….when a father says he’ll always be there for us,
When your father swears to never deceive again and does it even though he PROMISED
He promised and it was a lie, now the hate for him follows you like an aura of darkness;
Resentment and hate builds towards a man you love and you hate yourself for having these thoughts,
Towards a man that helped bring you into the world, but love cannot be bought,
Not after the act you committed against the mother, and for the son, the hate will stay
Till you get back on the narrow and straight
Deceit, it can kill…
Wistful"I am the boy who wants to loveWistful in Free Verse More Like This
your misshapen words,
your broken hearted pieces,
your ink split fingers.
I am the boy who wants to kiss
those scar tattooed arms,
that tear stained face
mend what has been broken.
I am the boy who can
make your heart
sing poetry again."
If only he would say it
like he had
When Your Best is Not Good EnoughDon't speak.When Your Best is Not Good Enough in Free Verse More Like This
Don't hold yourself together.
Don't fall apart.
Don't pretend it is all going to be okay.
Don't act like it won't be all right.
Don't touch me.
Don't look away from me.
Don't be so needy.
Don't be so grateful.
Don't act silly.
Don't be so serious.
Don't have so much fun.
Don't be so sullen.
Don't love anyone too much.
Don't be so selfish.
Don't ignore me.
Don't love me too much.
And hope? Hope is just a lie you tell yourself so that tomorrow, you can do it all over again.
One Like WaterWe speak.One Like Water in Free Verse More Like This
We all live.
We all die.
So tell me again.
make us so different
from each other?
Two Years LaterShe asked him gently, “Do you love me?”Two Years Later in Free Verse More Like This
In his long silence, she found closure,
And left her love under a willow tree.
Sea of Liesi.Sea of Lies in Free Verse More Like This
My father never read me the story of Icarus. I found it for myself. I suppose he did not want me to know what it was like to almost touch the stars. But it was only after I had read the story did I even try to reach so far. It is a little like falling in love...and then drowning in the sea.
(I would be lying if I said the fall didn't break everything I had once believed was solid.)
My science teacher knew well that I was a dreamer. When I told her I believed fairytales were as real as love is, I could see the disapproval and disappointment in her eyes. I suppose thats why in her classroom, when I was asked what the greatest force in the universe was, I answered love. I suppose thats why she laughed and reminded me that love was as much a fairytale as the fairytales I believed in.
(She was wrong. Love exists...its just been broken into a million little pieces, set afloat in a sea of heartbreak.)
My mother didn't want to speak about t
Lonely GirlI painted.Lonely Girl in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
You said I'm wasteful.
You said I couldn't hold a tune.
You said I made no sense.
You said I had two left feet.
You told me I was ugly.
I will be amazing one day.
Just to make all of you wonder why you didn't get to know me better.
Crayon SoulmatesDear Stars,Crayon Soulmates in Free Verse More Like This
I have a bone to pick with you. You see, when I was six, I called myself the nowhere girl... and I coloured myself a soulmate. I made him on crumpled sheets, with broken pieces of crayon, on a playground that was too busy wondering whether growing up entailed stealing their mother's cigarettes and their father's dirty magazines (I suppose I was already wise enough to know that growing up meant choosing one of the many ways of breaking yourself in two.)
I hope you remember him, stars...he was important to me (My best friend threw that drawing away on my seventh birthday and told me that someone like me was not supposed to have such dreams.).
He had hair as ebony as deep onyx and a smile that never grew up (Peter Pan would have been proud). He was magic in soul form, and smelled like cinnamon and the earth after it has rained. His eyes rivaled a lions on the best of his youth, his words were story shaped. His skin was an ink coloured canvas of wonder and even in crayon
Words and MeaningsWords and Meanings in Emotional More Like This
You must understand that I am a writer. I am not a pragmatist. When I say that I love you, my feelings are far deeper and far more complicated. When I say I would die for you, my idea of death is twisted and not made of any form of repentence at all. When I say I would kill for you, it's not just metaphorical or metaphysical murder I speak of.
But when I say I find you more poignant than the moment I stood above Mary Shelly's grave, tears streaming down my cheeks, overwhelmed by the emotions that welled inside my body...then I must find you very poignant indeed.
MouthfulsYou take mouthfuls of meMouthfuls in Free Verse More Like This
Huge, selfish as they are
Leaving morsels of me behind
Teeth my words and chew up my heart
Bite through my spine with shark like jaws
I am used, you explain, damaged,
Dirty for existing.
Dirty for loving you.
I ask you why you like to hurt me.
"I love you most when you ache on the inside."
I have never hated myself more.
Silent ScreamsSilent screams.Silent Screams in Free Verse More Like This
If only you knew.
If people could see.
If only I could tell you.
Don't want to ask for help.
The cries you never heard.
I need help.
Someone please help.
You can't tell.
Tears I've shed
When no one's around.
My heart is bleeding
Behind my wall
Deep inside me.
I just want someone to care.
August-Skylines Title PoemConfessionAugust-Skylines Title Poem in Free Verse More Like This
The monster in me
How I feel
With the tears
Don't Talk to MeDon't talk to me. Just leave me alone.Don't Talk to Me in Free Verse More Like This
I was doing fine all on my own.
You ask me all about my day,
But I don't know what I'm to say.
I try turning my body around.
I face my head towards the ground,
But the conversation goes on still.
I wonder if I can fake being ill.
And as I knew all along,
My words start to come out wrong.
I feel my mind begin to trip,
And out my lips the words slip.
I wonder if my face is sinking.
I wish I knew what you were thinking.
I replay the scene over in my head.
All day I hear what I have said.
Why couldn't you just let me be?
I told you not to talk to me.
Meant To BeTake back some of your love.Meant To Be in Free Verse More Like This
I'm not an angel for above.
Of all the flaws that you see,
Not a single one you find in me.
You're in a circle of self hate.
Can't you see that I inflate?
What I'd do to make you smile;
I'll try it once in a while.
Kiss and hug is all you could ask.
So I make up a destructive task.
Cut you open, make you bleed.
I'm the poison on which you feed.
Somehow I'm amazing to you.
Does it even matter what I do?
Self esteem is way too low,
But punishment is all I know.
Trying to curb my sadistic ways
Or you won't survive many days.
Why can't love just be easy?
Are we really meant to be?
ObsessionYou are my obsession.Obsession in Free Verse More Like This
Source of my depression.
One that I crave.
Love that is depraved.
I still hold on to.
I would die for you.
Even if you're not here.
My mind just won't clear.
Only one I want.
Mentally I attack.
I'd still take you back.
Glad you disappeared.
Return I feared.
Walk through my door.
Want you even more.
Wonder if I'll heal.
Was this even real?
If I Could DrawIf I could draw, I'd draw the world.If I Could Draw in Free Verse More Like This
I'd draw abstract with a bunch of swirls.
I'd draw some trees and a small lake.
I'd draw the truth, as well as the fake.
I'd draw my friends and I'd draw me.
I'd draw the details of everything I see.
I'd draw the visions in my head.
I'd draw the dreams from my bed.
I'd let you see the world as I do.
I'd capture what's known by few.
There's just some things words can't show,
Some parts of my head you'll never know.
My drawings are so terribly bad.
Artistic ability, I wish I had.
In Another StateIn another state, all alone.In Another State in Free Verse More Like This
I Moved out on my own.
Family seems like a curse,
But being away is so much worse.
What to do, I'm not sure.
Maybe support is part of the cure.
Thinking about leaving this place.
Return to the familiar faces.
A great job, I'll leave behind.
At home, what will I find.
There's all the money that I earn.
And the money I have to return.
What if things fall back to before.
I really want something more.
A change in my life is what I need,
Instead of focusing on this greed.
What if things just don't turn new?
I'm not really sure what to do.
Maybe I'll go back and get my PhD.
I could even switch to psychology.
I guess I'll just wait and see.
Things can only improve for me.
You Only See YourselfYou only see yourself,You Only See Yourself in Free Verse More Like This
Ignoring everyone else.
You don't even know.
On with life you go.
You complain about others.
When will you discover,
That you're doing the same.
Only yourself to blame.
World does revolve around you.
I just with you knew.
You Can't SeeYou can't see what you've done.You Can't See in Free Verse More Like This
You only care about having fun.
Only one parent to raise.
This doesn't seem to faze.
You were never really there.
I wonder if you can even care.
You act like such a child.
Your temper just seems wild.
I don't know what's in your head.
Not my mother, in your bed.
My sister just keeps crying.
I wish you were just trying.
I just want you to understand,
But I don't think you can.
siLverlOVestiEn17 Title PoemPushed aroundsiLverlOVestiEn17 Title Poem in Free Verse More Like This
Life full of sorrow
Will I wake from this nightmare?
Sick of it
I'm not okay
My suicidal secret
Tired of lying
If only I were loved
Help me, please
Don't let me fall, please
Why'd you go?
Can this pain end?
Fake How are you?Fake in Free Verse More Like This
I am fine, thank you.
How was your weekend?
It was great, tons of fun!
Besides the nights I spent crying….
Are you sure you’re okay?
Daily Poem #32How many times must I seeDaily Poem #32 in Free Verse More Like This
the darkness to know the light?
How many times must I speak
lies to know the truth?
How many times must I feel
unhappiness to know joy?
How many times must I touch
the rough to know smooth?
How many times must I hear
the pain to know love.
Daily Poem #47Why has it always beenDaily Poem #47 in Free Verse More Like This
so difficult for everyone
four simple words?
"I can't do it..."
Daily Poem #27I watch the strandsDaily Poem #27 in Free Verse More Like This
of golden sunshine
move gracefully through
the gentle, kind wind.
I could never be as beautiful as that.
I stare at the feathers
of pure white
glisten gently upon
the calm, still water.
I could never be as graceful as that.
Love Hurts“Love hurts”.Love Hurts in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I never knew the meaning of those words.
How could something so beautiful be so curt?
Why do they say it flies away like a bird?
“Stop this nonsense”.
They never did quite understand or see.
Our love has no consequence
As I was meant for you and you for me.
“Don’t choose with your ego”.
I’m not doing this all for me or for you.
I just love his smile that always does glow,
And between us, things are never blue.
“He will break you”.
Please do not just assume that
What happened to you will happen to me too.
I would know if he was a threat.
“There is no such thing as fate”.
You say it with such conviction,
Are you so quick to hate?
You have never seen the darkness brighten
Daily Poem #9I am drowningDaily Poem #9 in Free Verse More Like This
In a pool of thoughts and dreams.
Even the stormy surface
That I call consciousness
Cannot rouse me.
Doubt.Doubt.Doubt. in Free Verse More Like This
It keeps creeping
Into the cracks of my mind.
It is the eye of the storm,
Calm and gentle
But bringing promises of destruction.
The more I try to shrug it off,
To think no more about it
Then I do passing a person on the street,
The more powerful it becomes.
The more my mind becomes engulfed
In this simple idea,
In this simple thought,
In this simple feeling.
My sleep wavers,
My steps broken,
Every breath screaming,
“Would it happen….?”,
“No, it’s not possible… right?”.
The laugh and joy of others
Can’t stop it’s harassment.
And alone in the cold and dark
Only magnifies it’s power.
What if this is the life
I am fated to live?
To be forever apart
From every other human being.
To never know what it is like
To walk down that aisle.
To only be watching through
A window of my own.
Seeing and believing
That these things do happen,
But not to me.
For I ruined my chance
You said....You told me “friends forever”,You said.... in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
More like ‘friends for now’,
As your sweet promises
Were just lies I allowed.
You said “we are best friends”,
More like ‘friends at best’,
As your solid affirmations
Were all digressed.
You told me “I need you”
More like ‘you need me’
As your statements
Were my last plea.
Why did you go?
Why did you leave?
I’m left here all alone
Trying, in us, to believe.
Simple ThingsSimple ThingsSimple Things in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
The days pass so quickly,
Emotions felt and forgotten…
Sometimes it is all too easy
To be caught up in it all.
To be caught up in mould
That society wants us to fit into.
To be caught up in the hold
Of “responsibility” and “privilege.”
But what of the setting sun?
Or the stars that shine so bright every night?
Sometimes it’s too easy to say you are done
And just ignore all the simple things of life.
School brings stress and late nights
Caffeine consumed increases, never-ending.
But what about the luminous moonlight?
Or the brilliant hues of the growing flowers?
Why is it that we need to be so caught up
In all these things we call “important”?
I guess it’s not simple to breakup
With things like “routine” and “necessity”.
Don’t we all want to have a little fun?
Don’t we all want to scream and laugh
And lose ourselves in the things we’ve won?
Don’t we all want to feel freed
Do you see?You see these tears?Do you see? in Free Verse More Like This
I’m not shedding them for you.
You see my smile?
I’m not grinning for you.
You see my eyes?
They aren’t lighting up for you.
You see my blood?
It isn’t burning for you.
You feel my heart?
It’s not beating for you.
You know these feelings
That keep me up till 3am?
It’s not because of you.
You see the way I make
Extravagant hand motions when I’m excited?
That’s not for you.
You feel my rage and anger?
That is indeed for you.
Do you still not see?
Do you still not understand?
After all the times
I have hurt you
And thrown you away….
You still want to be here
You still want to be by my side…
Maybe it is me who does not see…
Maybe it is me who does not understand….
That even after all those times…
You do understand
I’m not really mad at you…
I’m just upset at myself…
You’ll always be my friend…
Maybe I’ll never know why….