ThousandA thousand times I've chased this light,Thousand17 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
And a thousand times I've had it in sight,
But a thousand times I've let it slip,
A thousand more times and I would have had it.
The skeleton in my closetI hid the skeleton of the herald of the Almighty in my closetThe skeleton in my closet12 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
I stacked the washed-out bones on the white oak shelves
and stuffed his message in empty pickle jars
The holy feathers I kept though
Someday I will weave them in a new crown
I hope the Lord won't be mad I didn't choose thorns
but I want a headdress that has never been worn
A poem, by Wendy O. KoopaDaddy’s little girl…A poem, by Wendy O. Koopa8 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Wanted nothing less than the world.
Heh. If only they knew…
What was the truth.
Why can’t things be the way they were before?
When I was the favourite?
And not that…
I get so angry,
That he gets what I deserve.
Ever since that runt entered the family,
I’m happy if Daddy even remembers my name.
I used to be the star,
I went so very far,
Got everything I wanted,
Even my own car.
Then he comes along,
Ruins my hard work,
All I want is for him to be…
A poem, by Iggy KoopaMiddle child…A poem, by Iggy Koopa16 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
…I don’t care.
I don’t care.
Who’s got the throne? Who rules the Kingdom?
I’m not going to. And I don’t care.
Frivolous is what it is.
I’ve got more important things to do,
Than complain about who’s gonna be king.
Just let me experiment.
And do my own thing.
And you can all do whatever you want.
This isn’t even really a poem.
Just give me a lab, my chain chomp… and maybe Lemmy to hang out with.
And I’m fine. And I’m happy.
…Oh… and no strait jackets.
AsphyxiationI want to drag you to the floor,Asphyxiation9 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
and cover your mouth so you can't breathe,
with my lips over yours
and feel your blood rushing through your skin.
Tear at the unnecessary garments
obstructing my roaming fingers
that can't seem to find your pulse.
Hands wrapped around your shoulders
that slowly make their way around your throat,
squeezing harder and harder to form bruises.
I will drain the air from your lungs
as I inhale all the delicious toxins
and flavors that play on your tongue
just so I can say
that I really did take your breath away.
A StrollI've been told,A Stroll8 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Of every year:
"Find your way,
And blaze your own path."
So why can't I?
Every path is blazed,
Every step has been taken.
My path is anothers,
Just taken again.
Should I bother?
It is no longer blazing-
I am taking a stroll,
Down another's path.
The path laid before me
Becomes my trail:
Like my words,
Each action is not new,
They're just recycled.
SheShe may be downShe13 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
She may have to fight
But she's knows
that her life is right
She hates herself, sometimes
She thinks of suicide
But she knows
that she'd hate to die
She lives on the edge
She lives on the line
But she knows
that she'll be fine
She hates when she's wrong
She hates every mistake
But she knows
they are human to make
She knows that,
She is who she is
And that her life
is her's to live
3. Making HistoryPrisoners of sight,3. Making History15 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Prisoners of mind,
Fighting a losing battle,
Fighting a losing war,
Cleaning up the bloody violence,
Cleaning up the senseless violence,
They must reap what they sow
In a world of dark.
Are we ever truly ready?Are we ever truly ready?Are we ever truly ready?8 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
We learnt to walk at an early age, our parents taught us to speak.
Born with the abilities to dance and the right type of voice to sing.
Ready to take to the stage and preform to our high standards.
Against all odds we'll rock the house, leaving you breathless.
We don't get second chances, it's all or nothing once we're up there.
Hours, weeks, months of extensive practice and rehearsal, all for one night.
Warming up our vocals, trying to shake off all of our nerves.
Our director tells us we're ready, we know that we could be better but there's no time.
Spotlights shining down, exposing us for all to see, blinding us
Chalk ConversationsShe mashes chalk to the sidewalk until her knuckles bleed,Chalk Conversations9 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
And writes the same sentences over each other,
The words blurred and smudged with the coming of the rain that hides her confession.
We are all going to die,
She wrote, the realization like collapsing walls pinning her to a startling reality.
We are all going to forget.
We are all going to slip away.
Even our planet will burn up,
A brief speck in the universe we pretend to comprehend.
And so it is of little significance
Whether of not we are happy.
He reminds himself each day not to forget that he lives for a living.
He sits in coffee shops for inspiration
And weaves the passerby into
MusicThe music we play,Music13 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
And every night,
Is so enchanting,
It causes us to sing,
Causes us to dance,
Causes us joy and happiness,
As we wait anxiously,
For the next song to play,
For the power we feel from the singer,
Is much more then just music,
It is there life,
For They are poet's themselves,
Music has changed nations,
Has moved hearts,
And caused large ripples in our lives,
For music is and will always be,
Important in our lives,
Your MistakeYour MistakeYour Mistake15 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
No one believed your sad lies,
So it ended with broken ties.
Your unfaithfulness didn't surprise me,
But it was her tears you didn't see.
The best thing in your life was her,
Now gone because you let your urges stir.
I hope you regret every moment you cheated,
Because it was her heart you defeated.
Her pain you were never able to comprehend.
Many broken friendships with you will never mend.
You've lost so much because of your infidelity,
And yet for you I still have no pity.
Never return and don't try to make me amend.
I'll never forgive the day you cheated on my best friend.
PreyPrey15 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
This light has chased me thousands of times
In sight to it I’ve been over millions of times
But billions of times it has let me slip away to the darkness; where I am nothing more but prey.
The WordThe WordThe Word16 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
There is a word that everyone longs to hear,
But everyone fears to speak.
The fear is that speaking it will reveal too much
Of a heart that has possibly already been broken,
Or damage one that is pure and shy,
Shattering its innocence.
The word has four letters;
A small word with large connotations
And extreme consequences.
Speaking it initiates a verbal contract that should never be broken,
Because once it has been said
How can it be taken back?
It carries weight, meaning, responsibilities.
It will come whispering around your mind long after it has been spoken,
And if spoken in jest that mind will cripple
And that hear
Mother Nature Will Strike AgainMother NatureMother Nature Will Strike Again18 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Can strike at any time
You never know
How much fury she may have
One small cloud
Could turn pitch black
And get ready for its attack
You try to prepare
For the worse
But you really just don’t know
Till it hits
And you’re left thinking
What should we do next?
InsomniaHarassed by slumber,Insomnia20 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Tormented by rest,
I lay here spent,
While your respite is a jest.
Cruel and unrelenting
Are the nightmares in my brain
But throughout all of this,
In sleep, you are sane.
I’m tired of insomnia.
I’m tired of counting sheep.
All I want is you here with me
So I can finally sleep…
What is a Poem?Lyrical words and little clever bits,What is a Poem?20 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Strung together by emotion and pen.
PhoenixPhönixPhoenix22 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Wenn die Erde in Flammen steht
Und der eigene Qualm die Feuer erstickt
Wird der Himmel weinen
Und die Tränen werden waschen
Die Erde von ihrer Pein
Werden Blut und Hass wegätzen
Glühend in der Abendsonne
Und Dampf wird die Welt vernebeln
Verbergen ihr kläglich‘ Angesicht
Ihr Atem wird verstummen
Retten sie sich in die Ohnmacht
Und aus der Asche erhebt sich
Die goldenen Federn verblasst
Der letzte Phönix der Erde
Auf das die Sonne ihn fresse
Tornado From HellIn the distance you can heard the thunder roaming and the lightingTornado From Hell18 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Flashing across the sky,
Who knew this storm was going to be last
For so many children
Just sitting in class
Like they always do.
There was a warning
But wasn’t enough
The children went out in the halls
Like they have before
Thinking everything was all right
The tornado will just past
But then came the hail
And the wind
That turned there day
Into a living hell
The school was ripped a part
So many was lost
No one knew how to feel
All they could do is start to scream
And feel very ill.
Mother Nature had struck again
This little ending to the super
Intimate Dancing and Mentally Challenged FlowersQuick, quick, slowIntimate Dancing and Mentally Challenged Flowers2 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Quick, quick, slow
A steady, light tune
caressed by a sensual undertone
I am still taking some notes
as my partner and I glide within the rhythm
We love this dance; it’s easy
though I enjoy styling more than he.
I like to make the dance mine.
But I still fall back heavily on the songs
I still need the intimacy of the music
Ah. The music stopped. A change of songs
We count off for each other
It’s light, this melody
but it lacks the playfulness
I half smile at this thought
It seems like a simple minded melody
a tune for a dimwit in a field.
My partner speaks to me in a low voice.
You will try.There will be momentsYou will try.3 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
where you will forget
that your heart
You will build walls around
yourself that are too
tall to climb, but
you will try,
scrape your knees,
and be done with it.
You will fall too deeply in
love for your own good,
but it will strengthen
the steel wires
that tether you to
And I want to believe that
drifting away is okay,
but my heart will
never know freedom
like falling from
Out of my headMildly obsessingOut of my head4 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Now I'm digressing
This has got me stressing:
Get out of my head.
This issue, pressing
In my mind -- messing
Now I'm confessing:
I can't get you out of my head.
Feelings -- repressing
There's no expressing:
No getting you out of my head.