absence, depression, dream, emotions, heartbreak, lonely, love hurts,
by Aiyah Torres |
Caving tears in the moonlight's shadow.
I wash the pain of yesterday's wound.
A shade of happiness drifts in the darkness.
I start to breathe in a crowded room.
I run fast, 'til I reach the horizon.
Eyes glare at me, I have nowhere to go.
I screw up all the pain this heart kept.
I'm giving up, I'm tired to blend.
Kneeling down, I summon love.
I searched for love myself, and I failed.
I am broken, impaired, can barely bend.
Bring me to life, where love exists.
Lay down my soul barely naked.
Grasp the thinnest air, I'm suffocating.
Sooner or later the pain will be gone.
The night will soon meet the sunshine.
by Hyle Chu |
confusion, dedication, devotion, girlfriend-boyfriend, health, hope, imagination, introspection, life, loss, lost love, love, mystery, people, philosophy, recovery from..., sad
Chain smoke until
I'm in care of the CO.
There's one left, still.
I smoke it really slow.
"It's the end," I anticipate
As the last inch evaporates.
I can't get
It's over before
I know it.
Butt, I can't quit.
I'm possessed with this
Obsession; I'm addicted.
My lungs have oxygen,
Yet I'm suffocating inside.
I can't breathe again
Without my 'noxide.
by Sue Mason |
history, life, people, places,
chaotic uprising of humanity
in their intellectual stupor
for beans ...
that compete for favors.
races crash in harmony
of wanton pick-up desires
as love ceases to exist.
battles pinball machines
to rankle dope shattered nerves.
tables and chairs of putrid green.
the floor rises up with
open twenty-four hours a day
welcoming night souls.
The Hot Dog Palace
a farcical palace
where hot dogs are terrifying
and the Man
by Jay Loveless |
dark, dark, love, me,
If your breathing - better learn to hold your breath,
the waters deep and we're going for a swim,
the deep dark cold, it always creeps on back in,
to watch me, to smother me, why does it love me,
its love is suffocating, doesnt it see its a death trap,
the cave is dark and shallow and ready to fall in,
the deep dark cold, ready to trap me in its depth,
If your breathing - better learn to hold your breath
If it enters me, and you cut me, stab me in the heart,
ill bleed black, and my blood will just pour out,
the oceans deep, and we're going for a swim,
the world cant see that we're going in,
if your breathing baby - better learn to hold your breath...
by Sarah Fraser |
lost love, mystery, nostalgia, me,
Fog creeps over me
like an over grown vine.
With a suffocating strength.
I am lost wondering aimlessly
in my minds imagination.
Shapes of ghostly memories
sweep past with startling clarity.
Then in the distance a feint light
beacons to my eyes.
Closer and closer,
it draws all concentration
until its too late.
There you are burning brightly
through the murky darkness.
The tears come unbidden but
within the blink of my damp eyes
you have past behind me once again.
by LESLIE WARNELL |
angst, lost love, sad,
i love you
the instant you spoke those words
my senses shook
as the sight of a cool spring in the desert sand
i wanted to drink until my belly imploded with satisfaction
those words held much power over my life
but were plucked away
corrupting my once blue oasis
into a septic pit of suffocating pain
you extend your hand to save me
and i do not reach for it
i dare not reach for it
by Tiffany Cordova |
confusion, introspection, love,
Morning shadows hang empty silence outside my window
Witnessing to mistakes beyond the curtain
While sleepless nights drudge deeper holes in my heart
Your eyes gaze in my direction searching for an answer
Our empty love seeps through the cracks of my searching heart
As I'm waist deep in fear caused by my own selfish mistakes
Blindly letting go to grasp the empty air, I find myself drowning in another love
Boldly suffocating my heart to release secret desires within myself
As we interlock the beautiful connection within our souls
The unblemished sky puts me to rest in the arms of peace
by john loving iii |
inviting enticing intoxicating
suffocating down grading instigating
by Jillian Veitenheimer |
art, growing up, hope, love, nature,
From the sky it falls
As do many others
Where will it land?
Only calculated formulas can tell
As it is suspended
And hurled down
It is confined and alone
Not bound to another
Some will land in an ocean
Others lakes, ponds, creeks, puddles
Even into earth beneath the trees
Left to find another source similar
A journey short for some
And tedious and suffocating for others
To be hurled into acceptance
Or to travel until it is found
When we splatter from above
And bind with another
What will you wish fo
An ocean of options
Or a rainforest floor
by Sharon Ruebel |
loss, missing you,
his love captured me
as if a rope was thrown
knotted and tied
close to my heart
alas with no scissors
or knife at hand
i could not cut free
the bonds were too tight
his love was suffocating
my heart simply stopped...
by Peter Dome |
abuse, blue, conflict, cry, dark, depression,
I stand alone
Like a fading bloom
Deep within a forest
Shrouded in darkness
Beneath the towering trees
That took my daylight away
I'm suffocating I cannot breath
Smothered by creepers
And fallen leaves
Void of love and tender care
I let out a primal scream
My pain so much
That goes unheard
I am pecked clawed by scavenging
Life is a heavy weight chained to my heart
That curses my being
And is tearing me apart.
Peter Dome. copyright.2014. Aug.
by Rick Parise |
Like the crumbled paper of indecision - Epic thoughts waste away
With each dying memory - I burn the soiled page
A place where love had ran away - As I Peer past the rusted gate
With each wall of contemplation - Forever and too late
With immortal thoughts and mortal pain - A tear upon my face
Clothed in a suit of aching desire - Suffocating in my fate
Like the crumbled paper of indecision - Tossed and thrown away....
by Darren Mallett |
fish, fishing, flower, innocence, nature, symbolism, tree,
I've found true love within our nature now;
For only when one sees how small he is,
How insignificant to the big man;
Can one feel empathy for trees or fish.
To the flower a tree is strong; sturdy;
Through the current, a fish is powerful;
Yet man destroys both with ease; remorseless.
And thus man then also destroys himself;
Raping and pillaging his own life source;
Encasing his survival behind glass.
And so too, do the huge corporations;
Suffocating that which keeps them afloat;
Enslaving the very souls of our youth;
Bastardizing natural compassion
And degrading our very innocence.
In a world of who has the bigger stick,
I'm just the trout at the end of the pole.
by Jewels Chavira |
addiction, anger, change, conflict, confusion, corruption, courage, cry, dark, death, depression, emo, emotions, evil, feelings, grave, grief, growth, hate, heartbroken, how i feel, inspiration, inspirational, leaving, life, loneliness, lonely, lost, lost love, memory, pain, poetry, power, psychological, recovery from, sad, sad love, sick, strength, suicide, uplifting, wisdom, write, writing,
Sinking in deeper,
No way to escape,
The dark and scary Reaper,
Fore told in the Book of Life.
Is this my end?
Will I ever see the light of day again?
No. My wounds, I must mend.
I must find my strength.
Stand my ground,
Face my fears.
Only then will my voice be found
I must survive.
Break the suffocating chains,
Run from the darkness.
Power will fill my veins.
I will Fight!
Fight the painful names,
The horrid memories,
The demented games
And escape My Black Abyss.
by Michael F Lewis |
on writing and words, people,
I breathe grey air in spaces in between,
And whisky stings my tongue and bides the time,
In steps I aimlessly record the scene,
And cherish my misanthropy sublime.
Wandering the streets and alleyways,
Of this downtown, wherever I may be,
No need for love suffocating my days,
Alone but free to lie with honesty.
I let my flanerie in verses sing,
Excited to report that everywhere,
The happy tattered P.I.G. is living,
“The great imperative” of Baudelaire!
by Sarah Casey |
animal, beautiful, best friend, death, family, heartbroken,
princess in making
those precise green eyes
the colors of fall
completed with poise
your presence remains
reminiscing on those mornings-
you'd follow me round-
without a sound-
but with the unconditional
final breaths within my arms
death sure appears cruel
Rest in peace Belle. 16 years old I love you.
by raymond hamilton |
confusion, girlfriend, lost love, pain, day, day, stars, sun,
At night i weep,
in silence i grieve,
how can i sleep?
when it is hard to breath,
During the day i laugh,
with friends i converse,
but the day wont last with the turning of earth,
with dark skies comes heartache,
as the stars flicker and blaze,
there only so much i can take,
of these suffocating days,
when the day starts anew,
and the sun brings the morning light,
i momentarily forget about you,
until the return of night,
when i see the midnight moon,
and feel the stars in the sky,
i close my eyes in this room,
and pray i make it by,
for when the sun is shinning high,
and the heat consumes my fright,
i cant help but wonder why
i must suffer the prison of night
by Brandi Gray |
emotions, feelings, first love, for him, hate, heart, heartbroken, music, poetry,
Look at what ya do to me
I dont deserve, the stress your causing me.
I need to breathe, Your Suffocating me.
I cant take what your doin' anymore.
So, I called it off, I called off everything... cuz i cant take it anymore.
ya had your chance and you blew it,
Pics on your phone that ya tried to hide,
Blaming me for things and I didn't know why.
You were an *** to my family,
Ya talked to my sister more than you talked to me.
You're in denial, and I'm not talking Egypt,
Cuz you just... been.. RE-JECT-ED...
But now I moved on and I'm happy
and all the time I feel like i'm in paradise.
For me this aint the end, it's the beginning.
and as for you..... good RIDDENS!
by Michelle McDermin |
Under lock and key
no way of escape
yet everyone else
is free to roam the streets
Sinking and sinking
suffocating under pressure
Treated as a little girl
with no escape
Can't make my own choices
Stupid me does as I'm told
Left alone in a cold house
with no love
A long time from now
till my release
it's been 22 years
with hope still far off
Many things binding me home
while the other child
is as free as a bird
How can I escape?
How can I gain freedom?
because right now
I'm rotting in prison
by Aleck Solier |
angst, lost love, love, sad,
Memories are all I have,
Intense and suffocating.
Churned out emotions needing salves
Healed, yet unrelenting
Abject surrender to your wiles
Embittered by time
Looming reminiscence of your smiles
Sealed in my mind
Anguishing on a future lost
Grieving over what once was,
Agonizing at what it has cost
Remembering mem'ries of a distant past
by Samara Khasru |
angst, depression, teen,
It’s hard for me to breathe
Where I’m from.
Stuck in a small room
Hopeless and alone.
Feeling like a burden,
A useless and worthless person.
It’s hard for me to love myself,
Feeling like My Heart Is on Fire,
No way to put the flames out.
Can’t get out of this
Arms and Legs are on Fire,
My soul is gone,
Along with my faith,
Faith in God and myself.
My Body is on Fire,
Unable to breath.
My hideous face,
Filled with scars,
How ugly I am.
My Face is on Fire,
The last bit of me gone,
by Adam Adhistian |
death, loss, love, sad love,
If I die hanging,
Hang in there.
If I die drowning,
If I die falling,
Never look down.
If I die bleeding,
If I die poisoning,
Lose no appetite.
If I die suffocating,
Breathe no regret.
Alas, more importantly;
If I die tomorrow,
Promise me, dear,
Have no sorrow...
For even if I die today:
My love will not, come what may.
by George Maris |
abuse, dance, loneliness, lost love,
I have no memory of its companionship.
Solace gloom surrounds me, slipping away in the distance.
Lost forever, never to find it, only a shadow of what was.
Words never to be spoken again.
The silence, suffocating me while being romanced.
As a bride who lost her husband on the wedding day.
Empty covered bottles, never to be filled, collecting dust.
Taking me further away, without being close.
Searching for happiness, never to be found.
by sadashivan nair |
emotions, flying, freedom, humanity, i love you, relationship,
Raptures my soul;
All tempt me sense,
The ambiance melody;
My ripple feathers glow,
Curiously wish flutter wings,
Let me fly in open sky;
In suffocating cage,
I am alive yet am dead,
Prison is grave,
Buried alive under human kind;
Thou cut no feathers,
Nor thou tie knots in wings;
Have life as you have,
Have feelings as you feel,
I too dream;
Am a mom, am a mate,
Am a daughter,
Have emotions of own,
Give me freedom,
Let me fly in open sky;
© sadashivan nair
by Tom Arnone |
break up, emotions, first love, lost love, love, moving on, uplifting,
I really did place a plastic bubble
Resting on a rooftop of tar and trouble
Suffocating the air from a pink, perfumed bug
In agony over that final hug
Memorializing with retrowishes
Replaying silent, moving whispers
Of soft hugs and warm and wet kisses
Cheap whitewash fades me to the lowest recess
To blaze like a Phoenix -- for all lovers are blessed
When love is reborn and renewed.