The Best of a BrotherI know what many have saidThe Best of a Brother2 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
That you are not worth it
With all of your faults
And all you have done.
When you’ve gone with bad crowds
And have gotten in trouble
When all backs began turning
With no intention of mercy
When all hopes of happiness
Would suddenly fade
When trust had diminished
And faith all but left.
But I still stand by you
Because I know well
What my memories say.
You and I grew up
Only three years apart
Our ups and our downs
There were days that we fought
Sibling rivalry rooted
In our actions and words.
Then there were good days
That outnumbered the bad
In all kinds of weather
Visiting your friends
MichaelYour story is compressedMichael6 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
into confetti and paper swans,
hidden between diary pages
and collapsed mattress springs --
I never read a single word
but I can still remember them all
Your halo is resting
on curtain rods of flesh and bone
with down feathers glistening
under pencil dust and black mold --
I hold it like a fragile lullaby
that promises to drown me in your blood
Janie, I love you
but the thorns of wild roses
are not thirsty in January
and I always swore
that I would go out in style
red fish.Blauer Fisch, rote Fische.red fish.1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
red fish, blue Fisch.
Kennen Sie rote Fische?
Ich habe ihn nie eingeführt
my amazing Zwillingsbruder,
geboren von der gleichen Mutter,
oh Look! red fish!
Look Now! blue fish!
Wie kann das sein?
Blauer Fisch, rote Fische.
red fish, blue Fisch.
Wir sind die gleichen,
und wir spielen die gleichen Spiele,
wie die gleichen Dinge,
wie, wie, glänzende Dinge!
Ich schwimme mit roten Fisch
alle leben langen Tag.
Menschen können stare,
aber ich sorge mich nicht,
Für rote Fisch ist mein Bruder,
und ich bin sein.
Late-Night Car RideI've been curled against the car doorLate-Night Car Ride2 years ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
For the duration of the ride
All of a sudden my youngest brother
Falls against my side
He's sitting in the middle seat
Just to be close to me
A perceptive choice, for now I find
He's fast asleep, you see.
His dirty hair warms my ribs
And his eyes are tightly closed
It's been awhile, by his easy breath,
Since he began to doze.
Not only that, is Eli
In the farthest seat from me
Finally getting the rest he needs
Leaning on Max's knee.
His head has tilted sideways
And he's begun to snore
I can take off his crooked glasses
If I reach a little more
But I decide I shouldn't
Forest and SkyIf I am set and unmoving,Forest and Sky2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
then He is light and free, a wanderer.
If now I am small and thin,
but one day dream of standing tall and proud,
then He is now greater than I,
with so many limitless directions, unknown hopes.
If I am sure, so sure,
of everything I want, need, and expect in my life,
then His path is winding,
twisting and turning, so many choices, endless possibilities.
Yes, if my heart is colored hazel, streaked brown, striped green,
and His soul is the lightest blue, with a burst of yellow, then black.
The eyes never lie; always are they true, for me and for you.
Because mine are the Forest,
and His are the Sky.
Random SmatterThis is some random smatter,Random Smatter4 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
It's proof that I am bored.
perhaps I'll turn this into a ballad...
But I'm not a bard.
The truth is, you see.
My dog ran away today.
I spent hours and hours,
calling out his name.
But he didn't come back.
Left without a trace.
I put up posters,
I drew up signs.
"I've lost my dog!
Please help me find him!"
They all got ripped down.
I blame those meanie heads.
Those ones from school.
The ones that ripped down the poster,
The one I drew especially for you.
I labored for hours,
creating a masterpiece for you.
It was your birthday.
You deserved something special...
Those meanie heads.
BLUE - Yu-Gi-OhEven now, I feel the lost, fragile tasteBLUE - Yu-Gi-Oh4 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Of your pain however short-lived, I still
See your broken expression. In my haste
To be free, I did deceive, but to kill
The body is not to murder the soul.
No. We can die while were living, if we
Segregate our emotions from the whole.
By going on, thats what Ive come to see.
You once saved me. You gave me a reason
To never give in, the banner blue-white,
Despite that I sinned, committed treason
Against both you and myself. In the bright
Sun, well build castles on the beach. Well do
Whatever makes you smile, I promise you.
May I Never Forget...May I Never Forget...May I Never Forget...5 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
The Man Who, Like A Sun, Brought Light to All My Days...
And Without Whom My World Has Been Plunged Into An Eternal Night...
The Man Who Acted As My Role Model...
Showed Me That There Was More To Life Than Just Money...
A Family Man Loved By Those Aroud Him...
A Halliday Man...
Black VelvetDaddy, oh daddy.Black Velvet5 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Where have you been all these years?
Drowning yourself in poison,
making our family shed all these tears?
There are no memories of you.
Where did the sober man run to?
I cannot remember the last time...
The last time that you were really here for my birthday.
Your horrid problem has only gifted me hopelessness and decay.
The family has only ever been on one vacation,
Because you used up our money for your own intoxication.
Daddy, oh daddy.
When did you start?
When did you become so tart?
You have put us through so much.
My mental wounds still hurt to even touch.
Its been seven excruciating years,
Since I have
Boy With the Blue EyesThe little boy in the corner with blue eyesBoy With the Blue Eyes5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Softly, so no one will hear, he cries
His sadness spreads leaving all dark
I see the loneliness in his heart
His eyes from blue to gray they dart
The silence biting him like a shark
His gray vision spreads over the land
He has let go of my broken hand
He is falling to the emptiness, the darkness
I no longer have the power to stop this
The boy in the corner softly cries
Tears fall from his sad blue eyes
The Blue CorollaIn the morning on that hot day in AugustThe Blue Corolla7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
he persuaded me to throw my apple core out the window of
his blue Toyota Corolla
by the farm off 61st Street.
Idling on the turnpike later,
with windows rolled down all the way—
sweltering air poured in
but the air conditioner didn't work, or really,
the car didn't work when the air conditioner ran,
and we blared The Magical Mystery Tour and Ben Folds Five on tinny speakers.
Some jackass cut us off—
we held up traffic, desperately trying to change lanes.
In that same car where I waited for half and hour on the blue-grey, felt passenger seat
with the light from the gas station pouring over
Old Days...Old Days...7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
What ever happen to all of us?
When did we pull apart and become so different?
We use to be so tight and have a lot of great times together…
Sleeping out at night under the stars in a hammock,
A truck roller coaster ride right through the corn fields,
Dress-ups and putting on little shows/skits for our parents…
Having innocent child fun..
What torn us apart from each other to make us so different…?
Or to be more exact when did I become some much different and alienated to you guys??
Why does it seem that I'm Night and you are all Day?
We use to be so close, with endless days of fun..
It seems to be more uncomfortable and odd to be
CowboyKick, kick on your backCowboy7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Plinking out a swirling tune
A dog bites and you laugh
Don't kick yourself, now
Though you find it funny
Now run, little cowboy
With the big, curious head
Watch out for my wheels
Maybe sit in the fountain
Rinse the grass from your toes
Though I said I was a cake
You can't chew on my skin
Was it my fault, then?
The sad strawberry under your eye?
There's a blue now...
A devil at the capitol
I'm in the very center, prim
You heard the violins in the lobby
Never ride the rollercoaster
Though I saw you, I did
Not so lonely anymore, cowboy
(Bury me not on the lone prairie)
Metal clamps your neck
color me a fathercolor me a father7 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
the get across a point that not having a father is sad...
Why I love the water.Why I love the water.8 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I wish I could touch the smile that was on your face that day.
But we were so young,
And we didn't realize that later on in life,
Those memories would be all we had.
I remember when you would watch Mom braid her hair,
So that you could braid mine.
I hated my hair being in my face,
And Mom wasn't around to do it for me.
You held my hand during swimming lessons,
And cheered when it was my turn to dive.
I was so scared of the water,
But I did it for you.
You were so old for your age.
You knew so much.
I never thought anything would seperate us.
Did you know it would happen?
I recall the day Mom said you wouldn't be home that nigh
Cyber Girlyou sit there for hours on end, wilting away andCyber Girl9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
not realising. wasting away as hours fly by and
not caring. chatting to many when you could be
seeing the sky, hours continue to fly, and you do
not realise. you grow older as time goes by, yet
not realising, time is runnin out, you're missin
your life. your family scoffs at you, asks silly
questions, 'what colour is the sky?'. it's a trick
question, they know, you answer wrong and they
tease you more, you flee to your room were you
computer lies and safe you are once more, where, in cyber space, your free and truly live. escape from the reality, escape from the troubles. yet