Daddy, Please Daddy....Daddy, don't lie to me, I wanna knowDaddy, Please Daddy.... in Free Verse More Like This
Where is she hiding, and why did she go?
Daddy, don't lie to me, please, pretty please
It's like I can hear her voice within the breeze.
Daddy, don't lie to me, where did she run?
Daddy, I know all the things you have done.
Daddy, don't lie to me, I've seen her scars
Hidden from me like the faraway stars.
Daddy, don't tell me, I don't wanna hear
I'm hoping these thoughts are just worries, just fears.
Daddy, don't tell me, I can't stand the facts
I just wanna think this is some silly act.
Daddy, I love you, you know this is true
But honestly, why do you do what you do?
Daddy, I saw you when you pushed her down
She screamed and she cried, and you made not a sound.
Daddy, I saw you when you stabbed her back
She fell to the floor and again, you attacked.
Daddy, I saw when you stole her goodbyes
And Daddy, I saw when you silenced her cries.
Daddy, don't lie to me, I know the truth...
You hurt her, you killed her, you've darkened my youth.
Daddy, don't hu
CastleCome with me, little girlCastle in Free Verse More Like This
Let's watch the rose pedals fall
Let's bury your castle
And put up a brick wall
Lets rip off your butterfly wings
And place them in your grave
The demons have come to get you
You better start to behave
Come with me, little girl
For you can only have the gown for an hour
Do they love you, or love you not,
Ripping pedals off a flower
Come with me, little girl
Let's open your scars
And bury your castle,
In the girl you no longer are...
Mind, oh MindSmiley face, smiley face, can't you ever see?Mind, oh Mind in Free Verse More Like This
So much to be sad about, so much that could be
Going wrong for everyone, going wrong for you.
Smiley face, smiley face, don't you feel it too?
Sad face, sad face, can't you ever tell?
So much could be going great, going oh so well
Sad face, sad face, can't you ever see?
Life is spend much better when your thinking thoughts of glee.
Mind, oh mind, why can't you agree?
Thinking everything at once is slowly killing me...
Stand Against SuicideI know the pain is perhaps unbearable,Stand Against Suicide in Free Verse More Like This
But darling, please put down the blade.
Release your emotions through tears and smiles,
Rather than dreading these days.
Do it for the little girl, whose mother can’t be there,
Or for the boy whose father drank too much.
For the boy who can’t sit in elementary school,
Because the bruises from Daddy hurt to touch.
For the teenage girl lying face down in her bed,
Thinking, why can’t it all be done?
For the elderly man looking up at the stars,
Counting the days one by one.
Do it for the children who wonder, does it end?
For the ones who feel left on their own.
For the ones who think, maybe it wouldn’t be so hard
If I didn’t feel so left alone.
And finally, do it for one other person,
The person in front of these words.
Because you’ll never know how it gets better
When focusing on pain and hurt.
Live one more day, dear, for them and for you,
And I swear to you, problems will fade.
I know, for right now, it’s p
Falling ButterfliesThere lies a girl in a forest so deadFalling Butterflies in Free Verse More Like This
With a thought, just a thought, living inside her head
A thought of a world with no furious knights
A world with a dream in the darkest of nights
There lies a girl with a thought in her mind
Something the others simply left behind
A thought of a world of imagination
Where everyone lives in their own creations
A girl living in an imaginary place
With fire in the rain and a smile on her face
There lies a girl with a new point of view...
There lies a girl looking up towards you
There lies a girl, with a knife in her flesh
Life was not a place filled with happiness
What was the point of surviving at all
If every butterfly flies only to fall?
Get Over It“You’re just sad.”Get Over It in Free Verse More Like This
“Suck it up.”
And the worst?
“Get over it.”
I’m not just sad. I suffer from depression
Waiting for happiness’s resurrection.
I can’t just forget it, it’s in me for good
I can’t do the things that I know I should.
I’m not just sad. I’m broken. I’m lost.
I’ve tried everything to fix it, no matter the cost.
I’ve carried a blade just to hold to my wrist.
I’ve carried a dream inside of my fist.
I’ve talked about it, like they say I should do
But all my efforts are stopped by ignorant people like you.
“You’re just sad.”
“Suck it up.”
And the worst?
“Get over it.”
Daddy, Daddy.Daddy, daddy! Come play with me.Daddy, Daddy. in Free Verse More Like This
I'll be the princess filled with glee.
You'll be the king, you'll reign over the sea.
Daddy, daddy, come play with me!
Daddy, daddy! Let's play a game
I'll grow up and like magic, i'll change
Into somebody so odd and so strange
Daddy, Daddy. Let's play a game.
Dad, hey dad! Let's do something fun.
I'll pull the trigger of this heavy gun
After I've given you some time to run
Dad, hey dad, let's have some fun.
Dad, come on now, can't you see?
This knife in your back and this bullet in your knee
It's who I've become, who I've grown to be.
Daddy, come on...
Come play with me.
Good Enough... for YOU.As I sit here cradling the blade in my handsGood Enough... for YOU. in Free Verse More Like This
Treasuring the moments I wish that I had
I can't stop growing more lost and confused
I can't stop thinking... am I good enough for you?
As I sit here, wrapping the rope around my neck
No one will understand a meaning so complex
I simply can't stop thinking about it somehow
Thinking, am I good enough for you now?
As I sit here, pulling the trigger on the gun
I think, maybe I was never meant for "the one"...
goes the bullet.
For when I think it through...
I really won't ever be good enough for you.
You don't just die.Do you understand?You don't just die. in Free Verse More Like This
The blade against your wrist
Doesn't just slice your skin.
It cuts through others
Do you understand?
You don't just kill yourself.
You kill everyone.
From YOUR goodbyes.
Do you understand?
You don't just die.
You take everyone down
CanvasLet her paint a masterpiece,Canvas in Free Verse More Like This
Let her paint a lie
Let her paint a word inside the shining silver skies.
Let her paint a mystery,
Let her paint a sin
Let her paint the things that lie in darkness deep within.
Let her paint a masterpiece
(but this time there's a twist)
Make the brush a blade and let the canvas be her wrist...
Your Hand In MineWe're gazing up at the too-distant lights.Your Hand In Mine in Free Verse More Like This
This starry night's magic so divine.
Be immortal with me here, in this moment.
Soft as the darkness laced with the scent of fresh pine.
You warm my skin with your touch and my soul with your presence.
Together in this forever with your hand in mine.
I Was A Ghost For A DayI kicked until her chest caved in. Stomped and screamed till it gave and split, long awaiting tears raking down her cheeks to leap off her chin and splatter insignificantly below.I Was A Ghost For A Day in Free Verse More Like This
Then I slipped my hands into the new opening.
In, and in, and in, and in-
fingers, wrists, elbows and all.
It was slick and warm and wet and familiar.
Reaching until I grasped
her still beating heart.
Hidden away in a dark pocket,
tired and hurt and lonely and sad.
It tried to push me away but I wouldn't have any of it.
My grip was strong but gentle as I slowly but surely pulled it out into the bright lights. Softly I cleaned away the dark smears and angry red scratches with my bare pale skin. It was uncomfortably warm. It's dark, cold, and scared eyes stared into me. As if it actually knew, understood what I was doing, and sadly, but happily obliged to let me complete my task. In little time I was done; the stains exchanged between her pulsing organ and my hands.
I looked back at her, her eyes
Could I have this dance?The action of breathing is to dance with fire.Could I have this dance? in Free Verse More Like This
It will burn you either way.
But still you fan it and feed it yourself as kindling and then admire the smoke.
Your blood is its dessert.
Your sweat its wine.
It grows larger as you survive.
It burns warmer as you love.
It catches faster as you evade.
And then it burns.
If you worry not to keep water, it cools and it calms.
If you hasten not to find joys, it softens and it slows.
If you care not to caress, laugh, and feel,
to hold dear, to dream, and to leap.
To attempt flight without wings.
If you care not to live, it stops and steps back.
But it burns nonetheless.
So why not just share a waltz?
We'll All Float OnSometimes people's expectations can get way too high.We'll All Float On in Free Verse More Like This
I mean, I may have some skill but I can't grab the sky.
And it's alright if you don't take a fancy to my pen or brush stroke,
we all have our opinions and I'm just a different bloke.
So love what you like and respect what you don't.
Let's all get along, 'cause no one's alone.
Skeletons Rest on the Sea FloorI'm the captain of a sinking ship,Skeletons Rest on the Sea Floor in Free Verse More Like This
and my crew's in disarray.
Sails of skin and a mast of vertebrae.
Bones at MidnightThe clock struck twelve.Bones at Midnight in Free Verse More Like This
Their chests rose so softly in sleep,
subtle movements behind closed eyelids.
Placed the dark crown once more unto my head;
The cold black feathers holding together to form a halo,
a small flap of wings and a mute welcome from my little crow.
Closing the door lightly, I stepped out once more.
The darkness creeping back into my eyes.
The moonlight guiding my stride.
The cold earth holding my bare feet.
Once more through these wrought iron gates.
Past the rosethornes, and the wood house, and the quiet, glittering brook.
Here where the tombstones stand upright, row-upon-row,
holding vigil over these dead.
(Like fucking teeth biting through skin)
My feet numb and tingling, I continued on my way.
[Second-last row, fourth from the end.]
Humming an undecipherable little tune until I faced that headstone.
I sat down and started digging.
The frozen dirt digging back at my fingertips.
Through skin, and flesh, and blood.
Till my hands were but bone like
HeartwormHeartwormHeartworm in Personal More Like This
A relationship or friendship that you can't get out of your head, which you thought had faded long ago but is still somehow alive and unfinished, like an abandoned campsite whose smoldering embers still have the power to start a forest fire.
~Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows
LachrymationThe desert, like me, is a lonely landscape.Lachrymation in Free Verse More Like This
Where the wind whistles quiet,
and the horizon is dishonest.
Like me it contains its tides inside.
The Holy Grail lies chipped and brimful,
an ocean of sand masking the ocean below.
Like me it has grown to covet water.
It holds it close, palms cupped, and still, and wary;
lest it be spilled and leave the body stained and blemished.
But what can the desert do when the water runs over,
and the tides come in for their taking?
Because even in the farthest, most desolate desert it may rain.
And even in the farthest, most desolate desert it has rained.
It's a magical world, Hobbes ol' buddyThe smell of cardboard as you closed the lid and ventured to lost and exotic lands.It's a magical world, Hobbes ol' buddy in Free Verse More Like This
Laughing at all the colours of ink hugging your hands.
When the world could be summed up in an assortment of Lego pieces.
Jumping from table to couch to chair as the lava increases.
Singing as loud as you can, even if the words are mostly forgotten.
Grass stains on jeans, cuts on knees, and tears in the cotton.
When you could see your house from the tops of the trees.
Begging for just a little bit longer: "Mom, pretty please!?"
When the greatest feat was the number of cards you could stack,
and sticks were swords fending off dragon attacks.
Days when yesterday was great and tomorrow's for later.
Day dreams of white sails and strong winds along the equator.
I just wished we could go back and get the world to stand still,
so we could get in our red little wagon and speed back down the hill.