the weather latelywhen i tilt my glass up,the weather lately3 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
dregs of iced tea powder
become an orange starscape,
an eclipse wrought with holes;
summer, beautiful and searing.
ugly hungerI.ugly hunger3 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
the wolf in her
heart is whimpering
like a pup hungry
for pure milk
but all it is given
and warm in a
one that isn't the
love of a mother
or love of any kind.
in the dry shade
lies the beast of eden,
her heavy jaw slack
from gnawing rotten
fruit and he is saying
with sweet, red skin
between his teeth
she was asking for it--
how her thin fingers
wrapped and pulled
and plucked at the forbidden-
ness, this is no confession
he hisses like the snake
in his heart.
we are all victims
After It RainsWhy is it the leaves always seem greenerAfter It Rains2 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
after it rains?
Does that mean
after a bad time
comes a great time?
And after a great time
comes a memory?
When it rains
are you crying inside?
When it cries
is God helping you?
When it rains
does it always storm somewhere?
When it sprinkles
will there be ice cream?
When it sprinkles
is the world going tinkle?
When it sprinkles
is there a surprise inside?
When it storms
it seems like the day couldn't get worse
or are you dancing in the rain?
When it storms
are you blowing the clouds away
or are you getting struck by lightning?
When lightning strikes
is someone always hurt
physically or emotionally
Ode to the WindWest to East,Ode to the Wind2 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
North to South,
From great lands,
From the ocean’s mouth.
Who is this Great Whisperer
Who hums through the trees?
A zephyr wind,
A gentle breeze.
A joker you are,
And a saint, O wind,
To gather the waters
And in clouds send
Rain and snow,
But also dry out
The torrential flooding
And heal the drought.
You play in the fields
And run through the pines,
Playing with leaves,
Laughing all the time.
From the center of the sea,
To the mountain’s height,
You take off once again
On your continuous flight.
No maze you cannot solve,
No space you cannot fill,
Creeping from under the door
And by the window sill,
Never happy to
The Little BirdI used to have a birdThe Little Bird3 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
He sat on my shoulder
His songs comforted me day and night
Every time I opened his cage my heart filled with delight
For he was my only company
But then one day he flew out the window
I shouted and called his name
Until the night was gone
Sometimes if I play a song he would come to me
But when he did not come my eyes filled with tears
For I thought he had gone to the place in the sky
At least he was in a good place if he was or was he?
After days of not finding him I gave up and sat with a piece of bread
My eyes were bloodshot from nights of looking
Then I heard something familiar, was it him?
The WavesThe wavesThe Waves13 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Lapping the shore
Merely repetitive motions
Unless you do not experience them day after day
Become merely a noise
A background song
To your day
Lapping the shore
As if they are oblivious
To the way they are ignored.
Theme Prompt - FreeArms outstretched, head highTheme Prompt - Free18 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Sweet breezes caress me.
I am free, in blue sky
The wide expanse my home.
Unwuerdig„DU DARFST NICHT!“Unwuerdig20 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Alles in meinem Kopf schreit,
die Alarmglocken schrillen
und machen mir Kopfschmerzen,
ich weiß, dass ich es nicht darf, das ich es nicht wollen sollte.
„Ich will aber,“
flüstert das Herz.
„Es ist richtig,“ meint die Seele,
als ich ihn zum Abschied umarme.
Ja, ich fühle, dass es richtig wäre,
es ist die Vereinigung, nach der ich mich sehne.
Und trotzdem wird er sie immer mehr lieben,
werde ich nie mehr, als nur ein Trost sein,
werde die Erfüllung nicht erfahren,
bin nicht würdig.
What A Star SeesWhen they look down,What A Star Sees20 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Do they look at me?
A slumbering form beneath sheets?
When they shoot by
Can they see me?
A blurred figure jumping with glee?
When I wish upon them
Do they hear me?
Whispering beneath the trees?
When I dream
Do they watch me?
Can they see what I see?
When I cry at night
Do they weep for me?
As I rock myself to sleep?
When I worry in my bed
Do they comfort me?
Help ease my mind of silly things?
When my eyes won't shut
Do they sing for me?
Lulling me into my dreams?
When they look down,
What do they see?
Insomnia, depression, guilt, glee?
Or this girl of nearly seventeen,
Stressed and tired,
Longing for a dream?
Winter's Daylight, Spring's ShadowThe air still bites as cold as Winter,Winter's Daylight, Spring's Shadow1 day ago in Free Verse More Like This
The shadows in the sky have yet to fade away.
The trees’ arms, lonely and bare
As Winter morphs into the form of Spring,
But what can we compare?
Light creeps into daylight ever so slowly
It’s pale glow rarely emanating across the sky.
The bay’s breeze is carried in
Raging war against sun rays—
Cold and warmth inseparable everyday.
But whether it’s Spring or Winter
Can we ever tell?
The first of
Spring, the season that shakes Winter off it’s back.
LightningI'm tired of these storms and I'm tired of you creating them.Lightning11 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Rainy days are okay until you throw lightning at me.
If you want a tornado,
find another sky,
because the weather prediction said,
SUNNY for mine.
5/21/13 point of reflectioncold rain5/21/13 point of reflection2 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
a glass window
far as one
words that swim
on a page
just before me
Are You Certain? (NSMBW 'Vs. Bowser' lyrics)Note that the intro is dynamic. You are supposed to list the characters being played, repeating when necessary to fill all four counts (in three-player, repeat Mario's name; he's Bowser's rival). The whispered portion is "I'll be your doom" for characters not in bubbles, "come to your doom" for characters in bubbles, and "brought to his doom" for characters without lives. The way I show it here is what likely would have happened had my family's four-player session (Dad, younger brother Chris, youngest brother Zach, and Mom) gotten to the final boss and not been stopped at W3-1 by real-world business.Are You Certain? (NSMBW 'Vs. Bowser' lyrics)2 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
Mah-rii-oh (I'll be your doom)
Lou-wee-gee (I'll be your doom)
Yell-loh Toad (come to your doom)
And Blue Toad (brought to his doom)
See the Princess
Weeping behind me? (Dit da doom)
Are you certain
Exactly who-she-is? (Dee dum)
See the coin count
Floating above you? (Dit da doom)
Are you certain
The Bird that Sang.The Bird thatThe Bird that Sang.11 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
the black bird
to the place
wonder what he did
to deserve it
he no longer
silenced was his strong
for the unpardonable
sins he has committed
the bird was
most importantly gone
the black bird
in his power
to bring him back
Don't waste your lifesitting there, just wasting timeDon't waste your life13 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
until you are really able to see what is truly important
everything you have worked for suddenly wasted
and lost in tides of an ongoing ocean
when you have nothing left, where do you go
why are you even here
is there even a reason for life at all
we are just weak beings doing nothing with our lives
whats the point anyways
if we aren't meant to do anything
then why should we even still be here
we just destroy our planet with pollution and other things
and barely try to do anything about our dying planet
we think whats the point in trying and don't do anything about it
without even realizing what g
Twinkling StarsTwinkling starsTwinkling Stars13 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
You're nothing but pinpricks in a sky
So black you shine
Turning it midnight blue
With a light of your own making.
Revered as the sun
Wishes placed upon
Carrying burdens across light years
Do they reach you?
Do you know?
You've been named
Made into constellations
By beings you'll far outlast
The stuff of stories
Myths and legends
You shine upon our heroes
Cast your favour on our wishes
Remind us to make them come true.
Far away compass
Your light is the guide
For weary travelers
Trekking through the darkness
Praying you will forever twinkle
To dissipate the black shadows
Slowly surrounding them.
So merrily a
HurricaneHurricaneHurricane17 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
The wind whistled
Soft and warm
The wind whipped
The rain pelted me
I ran for shelter
The wind screeched
I saw the water rising
The running water
Swept away cars
I knew it must be
The Eye of the storm
Flower Pickedfaded flowerFlower Picked18 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
drooping to the floor
you once stood straight and tall
yellowish orange petals
as your brown face looks to the floor
Poem for, co-kieBubble beePoem for, co-kie2 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
Making honey,that is so
to follow at her
Buzzing from flower to
Pollinating our earth
Without you plants will not grow,
our tea would not be so
Your fight with yours stingers
when at fright
Sleep at night in your hive
The color of sunlight
The best time for you to fly is Spring
CatharsisGo explore nature they saidCatharsis2 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
It will refresh you they said
But piercing my retina with glints of sunlight
Did not help rejuvenate my exhausted mind
—my mental dementors manifest themselves in
The drag in my steps, the waver in my breaths,
and the black patches under my eyes: two semi-circles somebody colored in with black sharpies.
They might as well have written “done” across my forehead.
Never has the thought of rest sounded so appealing
I imagine an absolute surrender to earth, freeing my conscience from a stagnant cortex of grey matter.
Collapsing into the dirt and
Watch as ladybugs dismantle my epidermal cells for
Rainy dayRainy dayRainy day2 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
I rainy day for me isn't a rainy day for you. You will get wet and cold and it will stop you from doing the things you want to do most, lucky. A rainy day for means that I must hide in caves I can't go out, not until the waters gone or it will burn, it will burn so bad. I have spent most of my life in the world of man. It was horrible water, water, water. I made friends, but I still dreamed of the island, my island, the end. I am free from the world of man, but not for long I have things to do. I must return to the land with the sky of fire.
FireFire.Fire2 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
An element often representing destruction.
However, fire is much more than an element of chaos.
Fire represents warmth.
To curl up by the hearth with your true love.
Fire represents rebirth.
To fertilize the soil with the ashes of the flame's victims.
Just as the majestic phoenix is reborn from the ashes of its predecessor,
Nature's beauty is reborn from the ashes of caused by fire's path.
Run With DeerWhat to fear?Run With Deer3 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
Truth never lies;
So you run with deer.
Leaping over boulder and ditch,
Letting your spirit fly.
Lunging over stream and fish,
So much joy you can't even cry.
So much for being afraid.
Losing yourself among the trees.
You jump; your penalty is paid.
You fall among the leaves.
Your body crunches the leaves-
Your eyes close for a split second-
And then you leap away.
Una vez en la ciudad de ChonelUna vez en la ciudad de Chonelin, un hombre atracó un banco a la una de la madrugada forzando la puerta con una palanca que tenía en la segunda estantería de la repisa del mueble de su cochera atada con clavos, que no veas si tuvo que hacer ruido para sacarla de allí pero los vecinos no se enteraron. Se llevó un millón de dólares.Una vez en la ciudad de Chonel3 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
A la mañana siguiente, los bancos se pusieron en alerta y las autoridades desplegaron la mayor flota de coches de policía de ese año para atrapar al culpable. Recorrieron toda la ciudad pero no dieron con ninguna pista que les indicara a dó