Stories tagged “poem”

  • A Promising Breath Against Death

    I have seen death many times From more perspectives than one. It has crept around without notice, And with everyone watching, has won. Death holds much grief, Death has no plan, Death releases sorrow - All from the deck of it’s solitary hand. Dea...

  • Burning Heart (a poem)

    A burning heart glints and glows, Losing strength as shadows grow, Metronome beats rush over like waves, Cooling embers extinguishing flames, Floating ashes fall as snow, The lands dull thud a silent row, Rising through the darkeness there is a spark, ...

  • Insomnia poem

    It’s late at night & I can’t sleep I’ve switched off the light & I’ve tried counting sheep. That’s not odd for me, I’m from Aberdeen, where men & sheep are frequently seen. I want to go to the land of dreams,...

  • Eulogy for a wine shop

    Oh dear wine shop, you’ve been a good friend! You have been top, right to the end. Oh dear Wine Rack, I will miss you. I want you back, with wine at three for two! Now you are gone, how will I get drunk? It won’t be too long, until I become...

  • Always/Never OK

    Believe me when I say It’s not meant to be this way; When you’re hot-glued in my brain I tend to act a tad insane. I want you, need you, miss you, *We could be wrong, but babe I’ll kiss you Til the night ends, if you let me- *I’m even chill whe...

  • A Shameful Cycle

    Write, write I think I might. Rant, rant You think I can’t? Ramble, ramble Life’s in shambles. Pain, pain To bed I’ve lain. More, more I’m but a whore. Working, working Bedroom lurking. Food, food Would fit my mood. None, none S...

  • Loading…

    I get home from a long day of school. I open my laptop. I click on Safari. It begins to load. A man in Czech Republic is chopping down a tree. He raises the axe again. The tree shakes. It is still loading. A boy in Minnesota prepares several snowballs ...

  • Grandpa, Dear

    The only time, the only time, I really only shed a tear - Was when I thought of you, And how you’d disappear. I never thought, I never thought, That today would be the day – When I’d hear the sad words, That grandpa went away. It bro...

  • God's Bowl

    Icy-hot tears it seems, made known in garish dreams- Like a swirling miasma are coating my soul. Futures alone haunt me: saturate fantasy By hiding my joys and usurping their role. Hurting, I burn inside. Parched, though I’m drowned with wine. Ho...

  • Alive

    An energy circle: hands clasped tight, heavily made-up eyes squeezed shut. Silence except for the distant buzz of audience members filing in and the click-clack of shifting character heels. Then we break apart big smiles, inadvisable cheers. ̶...

  • What If?

    What if all that was bad was good for a day? Blacks, Immigrants, gays, loved for a day? What if war and depression just went away? If all of this happened, what could we say? “Oh, praise the lord”? Whether or not he’s real, let’...

  • Bubbles [poem]

    on our last night together we went to see a movie and visited a toy store it was 1999 and we were on the verge of everything I still remember how still that night was the hot May air windless your eyes just as still I felt a tremor of presentiment an...

  • Tentacles

    I took one of the deep-fried rings the waitress Left us and slipped it over your finger to see If you could still smile for me. You reached into your pack and pulled out a Cheap white pen, and as I popped another ring In my mouth, you rolled it in your...

    • Author: LMR
    • Posted about 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Flee, my dear. It's what's best for you.

    I hate how you look at me as though I was broken. You act as though I’d be best dead, well I’m croakin’. The hatred shows in the fire in your eyes, The thing you cover with falseness and lies. I love you dear, I love you! It’s n...

    • Author: Mary
    • Posted about 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • You're mine

    It’s almost unbearable, but I manage some way. You don’t want to feel the pain I do each and every day. It’s taking a toll on me that I don’t want to pay. The one thing I want, selfishly, is for the pain to go away. I value lif...

    • Author: Mary
    • Posted about 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Eighteen

    You were abandoned at an early age. Your life an empty book, not one full page. Ever person hates you, except for one or two. You have to wait one more year to start anew. To us death looks too good to be true. I would surely die if not for you.

    • Author: Mary
    • Posted about 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Stare

    You stare, stare, stare, You stare, but where? You stumble, stumble, stumble, Your thin legs crumble. He tries to catch, catch, catch, Your arms he tries to fetch. Again you stare, stare, stare, Into his eyes is where.

    • Author: Mary
    • Posted about 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Knife

    My once shining surface is marred with a substance the color of polished rubies. The substance flowed down me and it gave me a warm calming sensation. The beauty of the thing that ran down my sides is compared to nothing else. Ah, the grip on me loose...

    • Author: Mary
    • Posted about 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Discernable things

    A coat, a hat, a pair of trousers, Shoes, and socks, and underwear, An umbrella hanging from his arm, Aside a bag from Tupperware. A wallet containing two quarters, Thirteen nickels and a dime, Twenty three dollars, in different notes, A thousand yin f...

    • Author: H.S. Wift
    • Posted about 7 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • No Trust (By my sister, Abbi)

    As the rain falls down drop by drop, It makes me feel warm and safe. I soon realize my trust is with myself, Not any one else. For I am the trusty not the truster. I find myself keeping secrets, Afraid to speak them. As my friends, my family, the poepl...

    • Author: Mary
    • Posted about 7 years ago.
  • Escape

    Found within a cave, three miles from a high walled city. I’ve got to get out of here. I’ve got to escape. This place is a death trap. I will not accept that fate. It latches onto your soul. It drains your life away. This place is a death t...

  • Suicide

    I’ve got suicide on my mind. It’s drifting through my thoughts. I’ve got suicide on my mind. Not my own, but yours. I hope it solved your problems, Because it’s left me with my own. You’ve left me so many questions, About ...

  • Civility, Dignity, Sterility

    Civility, Dignity, Sterility Such pompous ideals, there to constrain Real-me who sees your pain so clearly A burden of woes across face and life The oil slick of travails and news I give Would that I could wrap you in a hug One embrace to say life can ...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted about 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Dirge

    The air is stiff, as stiff as my spine against naked wooden pews. Solemn murmurs glide from pillar to pillar as crackling fabric gnaws at my skin. Bursts of color— draping bouquets, lonely rose on Grandma’s lapel; filtered light and dust sp...

    • Author: Stovohobo
    • Posted about 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Watering Hole

    Narrowed eyes, In grass, disguised, The lion licks his lips. Aware, alert, Gazelles tap dirt As they take cautious sips. The lion, crouched, Awaits the pounce That brings him to his prey. With muscles tense, In thickets dense, He dawdles, daring fate. ...

    • Author: Stovohobo
    • Posted about 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5