RapeThere is something hideously cleverRape3 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
about watching television outside.
It is possibly the ultimate defiance.
Over there, rebels have flipped off officials,
they have fornicated with machines
and they have worn shirts like flags.
But here, revolutionaries have
ripped the binding dress off of mother earth
they have stuck their thirsty tongues
in the magnetic air of steel and wind
and they have swallowed the sovereign
waters of Calypso.
Gaia could not weep,
because her throat was plugged
by the sharp middle finger
of electric sockets and wires.
the weather latelywhen i tilt my glass up,the weather lately5 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.
LonelyI look at the starsLonely1 week ago in Free Verse More Like This
Hoping to see something
Looking back at me.
But its just echoes
Of dead and dying
Suns and worlds.
Nothing really cares.
There is no design,
No grand plans to
Make the universe spin.
There's only darkness,
Suffocating and cold,
Consuming the light.
ugly hungerI.ugly hunger5 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
ReptileBy design, I survive hiding, quiet;Reptile1 week ago in Free Verse More Like This
I am my fangs, or my claws, or my muscle;
alien from accepted.
Please, do not forget,
my cold blood seeks heat.
The softness of scales surprises the skin
of ignorant fingers.
The WavesThe wavesThe Waves3 days 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.
Ode to the WindWest to East,Ode to the Wind4 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
Lookingwhy do we as human beingsLooking1 week ago in Free Verse More Like This
ignore what is placed before us
at our feets
in our hearts
i want to be apart of nature
dissolve into the endless stretch
of baby blue skies
lift off in nimbus clouds
and when i want
gently float back down
What A Star SeesWhen they look down,What A Star Sees3 days 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 Shadow4 days 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.
NatureNature is ruthless;Nature6 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
She swallows your pain, your pride
Any trace of ego is shattered in her jaws like dry leaves crumble at hand
She does not care for who you are, where you are from or what you have done
In Her eyes, Her children are equal
And as She has made you, She too can take back the ephemeral life
And return you to the soil of Her creation to once again be molded
Wisdom is respect for the bosom of the Mother deity
For Her love is an infinite spring that knows no end
FireworksFireworksFireworks1 day ago in Free Verse More Like This
Colored droplets of fire
Light up the sky...
For a few minutes,
They kissed the night...
A breath-taking wonder;
Bursting with cracks and sizzles -
Wishes can be made upon an ember,
Before fading into the dusk...
Glanced upon in awe,
They briefly illuminate the heavens -
Seeming to reach for infinite space...
If only we could reach as high,
To grasp the mystery of the stars....
Dewott in abandoned warehouse! What do you do?Dewott in abandoned warehouse! What do you do? (Requested by Magicxmc)Dewott in abandoned warehouse! What do you do?2 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
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You are wandering around the outskirts of a town, sightseeing. You are tired and it is raining. You decide to seek shelter. As you run to find shelter, a strike of lightning illuminates an abandoned, old warehouse, quite close. You head towards it and run inside. You immediately close the remains of the door behind you. You look around the warehouse. It is near pitch-black. The holes in the ceiling illuminate a few areas around the place. You stumble around, atte
PisaraparaatiSadepisarat avarsivatPisaraparaati2 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
sienestä tuli suolasirotin.
Chihuahua oli velho,
julisteen pelle geisha,
kumpikaan ei pitänyt
Raparperin alta pilkisti etana,
jonka kotelo on kastanja.
Twinkling StarsTwinkling starsTwinkling Stars3 days 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
Theme Prompt - FreeArms outstretched, head highTheme Prompt - Free3 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
Sweet breezes caress me.
I am free, in blue sky
The wide expanse my home.
After It RainsWhy is it the leaves always seem greenerAfter It Rains4 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
Celestial DepthMidnight views have a telling silenceCelestial Depth11 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Constellations offer a glimpse at antiquity
And an airplane crosses my view
For so long only Daedalus flew
My life may come and go
but the stars have more to say, you know
Alone in a meadow long after sunset
Viewing the heavens above, two suddenly met
When the storm came the stars went away
Only to return again in their timeless way
LunaOn a night ruled by wandering cloudsLuna1 day ago in Free Verse More Like This
In a sky absent of stars,
The full moon shines down
Upon the sleeping world below.
SpringEvery tree unfurlsSpring2 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
swollen heads on spindly necks;
every arm is full of newborns.
There are knives and cudgels
in the warm,
The only reliable
promise of spring
Unwuerdig„DU DARFST NICHT!“Unwuerdig3 days 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.
So This Is What They Call A CityI lookedSo This Is What They Call A City6 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
Up at the sky
And it was
All washed out
There wasn’t a star in sight
All I saw were
Machines made by
And man-made machines
I feel so
I’m so cut up tonight
And I feel
Cut off from nature
I wanna be
Where I can see the stars
Where I can
Crane my neck skyward
Without a building in sight
I wanna be
Bathed in moonlight
Well even if you
Razed the city
To the ground and
Made it flat
It still wouldn’t be
Half as good as it
Used to be
I can’t even
Feel the ground
I’m so disrupted
I can’t even
Hear a sound
I can’t see th
The Ice Queen admits DefeatWhen tiny hands waved Winter goodbyeThe Ice Queen admits Defeat6 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
she didn't much care, she waved back,
laughed, and blew her fog and snow
right back in the air.
But Spring is here, we've met him!
The tiny humans said, pointing at fresh flowers
while the mountaintops were sugary white still,
making it difficult to tell what those two
were fighting about this time.
Winter met Spring again and this year
seemed to have pushed him and his warmth
his overwhelmingly colourful smile
away, tried to hide it behind heavy clouds.
What is it, Winter?, the humans wondered,
Why are you holding onto us this year?
The answer were winds that made them quake
down to their skinny, shivering bones.
Then one day, very suddenly
Spring took Winter's hand in his
and kissed the top of her knuckles,
melting her icy touch on Earth.
"Every year", Winter glared, "you undo me."
But Spring just beamed at her, rolled out
a carpet of flowers for her to walk out on
and replied "No more than you unravel me."
Winter made sure to
Night SkyBecause the stars are silent storytellersNight Sky11 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Because the world has a perspective of its own
Because there are places no one has gone
Because ancestors saw the same stars differently
Because constellations move and change
Because a night flight gets one just a bit closer
Because even in the wilderness there is a story above you
Because clouds and rain come at different times for everyone
Because clear weather is a chance to look up to nature