AstrologicalI have lost myself toAstrological11 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Venus & Mars,
tangled in their mismatched limbs.
Just dream dust & shattered prayers
begging for a new set of skin
(she can't remember where she orbits).
Pluck these fractured wings;
neither the Sun nor the Moon no longer
ache to see me fly in their luster.
False ProphetsPoems and love songs breed dead dreams,False Prophets1 day ago in Free Verse More Like This
strangled by weeds, face down in the ground
with no roses to mourn them.
Singers are poets that croon
(if you happen to lose your little heart to their tune)
and poets are false prophets -
true love will last forever
if they care to write it,
but not if you swallow the lines...
yet, they always do.
We all have a place
set for us in the shade
in our own private garden of weeds.
VoicesDo you hear the moan of morning rhymesVoices15 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
By the people in their endless time
As the morning dew breaks the day
Back to where the city-lights once laid
The lamp-posts are filled with black starlight
As the children run in their flight
With cries of sorrow, cries of pain
The old houses creaking with disdain
Acidic puddles of blood-wet tears
Remain on the street through all these years
As the cracks have hid the crumbled dust
Within these roads of bone and rust
The melody of the birds is lost
To the screeches and screaming loss
There are people cowering in the dark
Murmuring, whispering their tortured remarks
Flames ignite the world in fire
Expensive NicetiesExpensive NicetiesExpensive Niceties13 hours ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
Let’s spend all we have
‘Cause pain is so expensive
Do we have enough cash?
No Man's LandI live next to a minefield.No Man's Land5 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
The sound of explosions permeates my days.
Thoughts, memories, images, feelings
t(a)inted by cacophony, shaken and blurred.
In my youth, I lived in the minefield,
lulled to sleep by explosions.
Blissful ignorance, my only safeguard,
broken when I stepped on a mine.
Thus began my escape;
occasional safezones blown to pieces,
glimpses of oases drowned by dust.
Sometimes, the explosions are close. They scare me, for they remind me of my past dwelling.
I put on my bag and run, only to hear the chirping birds and see the playing children.
I remember that I have no need to run.
In my no man's land, I am safe.
RobinNovember 10, 2012Robin12 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
After the same nurses keep coming
with full syringes, night after night,
they ask their questions: Who
is on the phone? Why am I alone?
Some days are a compromise, some
teach you how to give up
in sickening pain, unrelieved,
and they call Robin even though
it’s the night shift, to tell me I cannot eat yet,
nor die, nor sleep,
just a sleepy scientist rubbing his thumb
against the back of my hand,
murmuring, you must stand up,
against the sideways world,
then, shhh, as he lifts me,
fragile and burning,
surprising a giggle,
as he carries me
into the dark
where the machines hum
Blind SpotsI am the first to identifyBlind Spots18 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
every emergency exit.
Turn off the gas main
in the event of a fire.
First to flee immediately
at the whiff of danger.
Perk my ears up, keen
out a warning, and vanish
into the earth.
is my treasure. Cultivated
from years of beatings, hissed
whispers ringing in my ears.
Smell fear like the healthy
do flowers. But yet still
I cannot tell
when I am trapped.
False SubtletiesLipstick hangs like bloodFalse Subtleties13 hours ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
on her lips - she smiles, eyes dance
behind masked exterior
of decaying skin
that droops the edges of her
eyes like secret masquerade.
who's sorry now?somehowwho's sorry now?19 hours ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
you said it'd be
the plans have changed
i don't wanna be
agonizing with cheap
while you're out there
and who's sorry now?
with my last breath i say
damn you and all your affection
give me back my heart
i'll trade it for your soul
i want a hugwake upi want a hug19 hours ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
to this new world that's
coming 'round the corner
the way you speak
and hold my hands
close your eyes
it's the sunshine
things seem hard
but the problem is
that we never had
the time to fix it
so we procrastinated
the moon shine
PayolaPayola5 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
You drink the waste of piss and blood,
You eat the bricks of bile and mud,
And while my sterile food is light,
I still cant seem to sleep at night.
Your worries put your hair in knots,
and stress has made you bald in spots,
I always get my perfect cut,
but Im the one whos in a rut.
Your car is broke, the tires flat,
Theres no tooth left to chew the fat,
You struggle still from day to day,
Yet now I have turned out this way,
For no account can fill the void,
no rationale can be employed,
Your low rent life is hardly free,
yet Im the one in misery.
the hilt and the hearth1.the hilt and the hearth6 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
camel pose, a backbend, opening my belly
to the external forces of the world. fish
pose unpeeling my neck from my chin's protection,
a slow languorous pulledlever revealing, unknowing
as the gates of troy. crescent pose burning
firewood in my trembling thighs. mother, i am
walking through fire and ash. when i look down, i
see that my feet are notched in a woman's footsteps.
i will be your red scarf, eelslippery and
gooddream warm. let me sandstorm surround you,
sweep you up in the give of me over the curves
of you. kiss me corporeal, unmist my generosity
and i could creepingviolet cape the shake of
Easier to keep your enemys closerThat moment when you realize,Easier to keep your enemys closer8 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
The people you thought were friends,
Were actually dead ends,
You just weren't cut out for their lives.
I thought they cared about me,
I thought I had people I could depend on,
But now they're gone,
Left me so they could be free.
Such a trick,
But it's nothing I'm not used to,
I'm treated like an animal at the zoo,
Maybe it's because I'm sick.
It was all just a lie,
They didn't even wave goodbye.
isolationismwe've milked this marsh dryisolationism22 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
beamed its gnostic gospel ad-
nauseum to the edge of the moon
a hangnail in the neon sky
above nomads recalling
soft shades of pathos defeated
and all else that's needed to engender giants
and tomorrow we'll entertain
(in our neat, impermeable bubbles)
offers of weather for sale from
the disturbingly tangible things we've seen
behind our eyes closed tightly
Similies.As slow as lightning,Similies.1 day ago in Free Verse More Like This
as swift as a slug.
As cosy as an icicle,
unwelcome as a hug.
As safe as the atom bomb,
as unnatural as leather.
As light as a ton of lead,
as heavy as a feather.
What do these things have in common,
they are descriptive frames.
Now what on Earth, do you think,
could be that terms name?
My Man.With eyes like a foggy morn,My Man.1 day ago in Free Verse More Like This
deep and mysterious.
My love gazes back at me,
looking oh so serious.
His hair now is a greying dark brown,
with bald spot at the crown.
His forehead permanently marred,
from too frequent a frown.
His stomach is still flat though,
in fact he's underweight.
He still carry's himself upright,
with that same old gait.
The years have been quite kind to him,
although his health declines.
To me, he's still the man I love,
the years just redefine.
Twenty years and more it has been,
that we've been together.
Still as strong as as e'er we were,
come good or ill the weather.
HumanidadHumanidad,Humanidad5 hours ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
El verdadero cancer
de la actualidad
No OneI'm lost, I'm scared, there's No One thereNo One17 hours ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
He throws me a wave of flirtatious flair
He always was a cutie, I never thought he knew me...
Oh, but the hopes just fell in midair
Cause he wasn't waving at me...
He offers a hand, but I have my own
How funny it is that No One won't leave me alone
He's always by my bedside, I sleep with him in mind...
This pain of mine...
So why can't I breathe
Whenever he speaks?
From his lips I drew
The sweetest of breaths
Wrapped around these gorgeous nothings
No One ever said....
So why can't he leave me alone?
No, I just want to be alone
Alone, with No One
Forty Days and Forty NightsYou say you want to changeForty Days and Forty Nights17 hours ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
But all you do is accept
And I end up crying, wishing for what we lost
For what we had in last month's texts
Now where has the time gone?
Where has my love gone?
Where is my love?
It's been forty days and forty nights
Since you've said I love you
And I'm left cuddling the stuffed liger you gave me
And wishing it was still you
Now, where has the time gone?
Oh where has the love gone?
Where is my love?
Oh, he's gone!
And I can feel the nails push in
Under my skin
Worming their way, closer to you
Deep in my heart
Where you'll only find your way out
Through these arteries
You are the
to danielayou haveto daniela18 hours ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
on the sky
and flew away
you have been
dealing with problems
of your own
to work it out
to believe things
can be alright again
it's less that
the world's gonna end
and more how the
but i can see
the cracks on your plans
cause there's no
way to escape
only the meds
to keep the demons at bay