Poem [PARTNERS IN RHYME] Pyoo Poem Pool

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How should I structure or order this?

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  1. Pyoo

    Pyoo ☀ Summer Melody ☀

    Jan 21, 2016
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    I saw my Partner in Rhyme, Fu chan @Autumn Wind , make a poem pool. So I was inspired to make one as well. They are mostly answers to other poems tho, so at times, I will put the context there and link it.

    Dedicated to my inspiration, the person who made me start writing poems and the people who acknowledge my poems and encouraged me to poem more, my Partners in Rhyme

    Thanks for reading untill the end! Or even if you just scrolled or skipped to the end, thanks too I guess..
    I hope to be able to put more things here. Look forward to it~

    Hey! I wrote how I usually make my poems HERE! Check it out ^^

    I kind of moved to my own discord server now! PM me Pyoo | Art Union#3688 to join it!

    - - -
    Lucky's poems: My Poems // My War // New Wars
    Pyoo's wars: Poem chain // Osa & Bielt chains
    Inspired by half basement in parasite
    Short (streaks) of sunlight
    Brought with it hope
    For a better life
    - - -
    The red moon demands another sacrifice

    Please I don't want to scream
    (Being so frustrated or angry)
    - - -
    Oh soldier take up your arm
    Don't cower in your homes
    Be brave against the scary world

    Lady luck smiles
    - - -
    Happiness is Selfish
    Happiness is acceptance
    The key to happiness if mediocrity
    I am anything I want to be, for I am nothing and I am everything
    An ambitious person with no ambitions
    What are the things you put down as your self description? Your name, job, school, family, friends? What of belief, values, or personality?
    Passionately aims to be chill
    my goal in life is to be happy
    I have been feeling like im not passionate enough about things. Not desperate enough. Not full of fighting spirit as i call it.
    Complacency is mankinds enemy, my biggest trap
    Life is fun. Don't take that away from it.
    "A ship in harbor is safe. But that's not why ships are built"
    Never indulge. Don't drown. Fight. Be brave. Fight. Grit your teeth. Fight. Tighten your grip. Fight. Fight. Swim. And Soar.
    Keep moving. Steadily progressing. Against the current, swim. You'll get to the land and win.
    the day started warmly with smiles and ended warmly with love. Warmth is around. Please feel it well.
    - - -
    At a corner of a cafe
    First theme freedom
    Ninth theme Evil Intentions & Secrets
    December Festive Theme: Happiness and Time
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  2. Pyoo

    Pyoo ☀ Summer Melody ☀

    Jan 21, 2016
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    The more I read your words
    The more it tug my heart's chords
    I'm unable to breathe
    And can only writhe
    As the wind shows her might
    It was love at first sight
    A feeling that tickles
    Like a reaper's sickle
    Though I'm not a man
    I'm now a fan

    I hear your plea, and I will fulfill
    For I will not flee, and I come with goodwill
    And I will hold you dear, my partner and friend,
    And continue being here, untill we meet the end.

    bird perches on the tree, singing its tune of three
    showering you with delight as it meets your sight
    basked in the morning sun, it's having fun

    Today is a special date, a day of special fate.
    The day for togetherness, abound with happiness
    For two who were kilter, to meet at the altar
    I am here on invitation, but also to offer congratulation

    (source, haiku)
    Listen to this bird
    Winter's Song is your new name
    But your old name stays

    (source, Fu-chan flustered from praises)
    Please dont be embarrassed
    And accept it with pride.
    For it is our heartfelt feelings
    And we hope you receive it with smiles~

    - - -
    (I bullied Fu-chan before I posted this)
    I've taken upon your form,
    To help you go through the storm.
    Though the unfamiliarity makes me distressed,
    But with you here, i feel blessed
    - - -
    (This to Ophi)
    Though sadness is holding you now
    We're here to hold you hand, I'm sure you know
    Give yourself time, and chocolate, and comfort
    You'll pass through it, anything you suffer
    - - -
    (Everything below here is to Mitch)
    I've been here with my tears for long
    Waiting for something to come along
    I receive your wish to ease my woe
    But, I'm sorry for the water will still flow
    - - -
    Indeed, I am the reason for the rain,
    And for the cloud covering the brightness
    My indecisiveness, unable to let go
    Of my wish of the wish

    For that is the reason I've been staying
    If that reason is gone, what will I do
    A burn in me... it's so unfamiliar
    If the rain doesn't come, then what is left of this place
    The lake, my home
    - - -
    Is what you see in me, upon your eyes, not those of rain and tears?
    You follow me, not to wallow in melancholy, but to enjoy the fresh, cooling water?
    Do you see the warmth existing and a fire kindling within me?
    Can I trust what you see, that my vision, full of clouds, cannot see?

    This 'tenacity' of yours is a breeze long gone upon me
    While this 'hesitance' of mine will continue to bind and root me
    For this home that has grown with me fills me with comfort of familiarity
    To leave it is a thought I dare not hold, without courage to be heartbroken
    - - -
    You said, my shell will open
    You said it’s already begun to crack
    You said I can traverse the path
    And you said I can create warmth

    In my little lake, I see things anew
    I see the familiar rain but it cleanses as it pours
    The winds I was accustomed to, gently pass and embrace
    The jarring light, no longer blinding

    And I see the small kindle within
    Trying its best to live
    And I see you, with your hand extended
    Reaching out, reaching me

    I do not know what you see
    And I think I won’t come to understand it
    But as you say, trust is not a simple thing
    But for the first time, I am willing

    I am by your side
    And never left
    My feelings not dried
    For without you, I am bereft
    But as said, I am a one-sided admirer,
    Or is it, you wish me to be a lover?

    Stars are but suns, who want to accompany the lonely moon
    So its shine is not dim and grim, but beatifying in its calm and serene way

    Hey pretty girl, I can't make compliments through a poem
    But I assure you, if there's anyone, I would definitely mow 'em.
    - - -
    Hey pretty girl, I can't make compliments with poems
    But I can say that you fill my heart with strong emotions

    (source, Yarvic is my sister)
    Though I know you're a mister
    Good afternoon dear sister~
    Just so you know, I don't accept a nay
    Eh, I just came to say good day

    (source, after the poem battle, burnt out, but still being sent poems by the others orz)
    Winds and birds can never be separated
    For they are in one sky, bounded
    Guys, I'm burnt out, kill me now...
    But, I'm glad you enjoyed the show...

    (source, related to Confession (1))
    "The more I read your words
    The more it tug my heart's chords
    I'm unable to breathe
    And can only writhe
    As the wind shows her might
    It was love at first sight
    A feeling that tickles
    Like a reaper's sickle"
    These were my words at our meeting prime
    It leads to us now, Partners in Rhyme

    (source, Kingdom Royale is a death game)
    10 minutes until it's dark
    In the night, everyone places a mark
    On those to die, and those to ally
    I hope that tomorrow, I won't say bye

    Well, you've been had
    But, you've worked hard
    Maybe, act possessed
    so tomorrow they'll be at your behest

    Why you jelly
    Just be friendly
    If you want to join the crew
    You can be a poet too

    (source, this is about Autumn Wind)
    The autumn passes
    But the wind is free
    Unbound by any it soars
    As it breathes life to earth below

    (source, Kingdom Royale is a death game + I was a chocobo)
    it's been a ride
    but no one died
    now, I don't need to hide
    scared of being fried

    (source, I'm a little bird)
    I was learning to fly
    I would be kicked down and fall
    But something lifted me high
    You had saved me after all

    I’m a proud member of the working society
    That want to let loose and party
    So I send an invitation to thee
    To join and have a toast with tea

    A battle won.
    Left me alone.
    As I take my ragged breath.
    I welcome death.
    - - -
    I look around
    At the dead abound
    I put on a wry smile
    And collapsed, immobile
    Wondering if this was justified
    As my guilt intensified
    - - -
    I've won in the surface
    But what is shown in my face
    Is a scowl hiding tears
    As I live my remaining years
    I seek punishment for this victory
    Yet, I'm showered with glory.
    - - -
    I fought for my people
    Nay, I fought for my freedom
    The hero's cape I gained
    Is for me simply my mask
    As I don the people's pride
    but discard their scarred hearts

    For it is not for them I fought
    It is not for them I sacrificed

    But my reasons wane
    What held me on crumbled
    What I sacrificed.
    And for whom I fight.
    I didn't fight for them, so why are they cheering
    While I'm here, drowning
    Do they revel at my scarred heart,
    Just as i had abandoned theirs?
    - - -
    I've seen you fight
    I've seen you struggle
    I've seen you win
    But now I see you, broken

    I've stand beside you as we march
    As we take up the swords for victory
    As we consider each other precious
    And how we'll take the world on for that

    I'm sorry I can't walk at your side anymore
    I'm not one fit to hold the pride of the people
    I accept this is my price for victory
    But please hold on to this as glory

    You have won yet, you're lost
    You have lived yet you're dead inside
    You have your eyes and feet, yet you're broken beyond repair
    And I can't make you whole again, anymore.

    (source, tragic love)
    Love not meant to be
    Of two from different worlds
    Not blessed by the people or the gods
    But for me, it's simply a blessing

    Though they call me a freak
    I'm but in love, surely they understand
    And today again I prepared your special ointment
    So we can preserve our love longer

    Dark sky, dark door,
    And a dark feeling in my heart
    But the forbidden fruit tastes sweet
    And the thrill brought me a rush

    Against my constricting heart,
    My curiosity brought a shine to my eyes
    Became fuels for my legs
    And it gave a drive to my steps

    But indeed there's a reason for fear
    And instincts were honed by experience
    For what welcomed me
    Was a dread that's very familiar
    - - -
    Deep within I embrace this change
    All the darkness and twists it brings
    I go deeper, and it holds me tighter
    Surrounded by it, I am here to stay

    As I am drowned in my euphoria
    I looked around marvel my growth
    A nostalgic door caught my eyes
    Except it's covered by a now-unfamiliar light

    This light irked my eyes
    And it left me in a pique
    But is it loss I'm feeling?
    Though it is something I don't need
    Though I'm surrounded by luxury

    (source, sis yarvic was talking of ships)
    You're a very kind sister
    For sending a very heart warming letter

    If we're talking ships,
    Like the fender, you protect
    Like the spar, you support
    Like the keel, you are important

    (source, I'm a bird)
    The bird flies
    It flaps its wings hard
    As it misses the breeze that accompanied it
    It simply flew on
    - - -
    I'll wait for the wind to catch up
    I'll wait until the wind is ready
    To blow and fly with me
    For our next travel together
    - - -
    The story will end but not the wind
    As it embraces those it passes
    The seasons will fly and so will I
    But the wind will continue to flow
    - - -
    All come and go without amiss
    Yet there is a lingering breeze
    In your heart as you miss
    The time when the gentle wind kiss
    - - -
    the little bird danced merrily
    riding on the joyful winds
    but even without the cheers it brings
    the little bird dance expectantly
    - - -
    A bird without wind
    A day without light
    A night without moon
    Longing and losing
    Yearning and crumbling
    - - -
    She makes me elated
    She makes me fly
    She makes feel like I can reach the skies
    For with her I'm dancing
    With her I'm singing
    My words of love, never enough
    - - -
    the wind dances among all
    not differentiating, not discriminating
    it views all as equal, sheltering them kindly
    while I view it as special, one-sidedly, left behind
    - - -
    The wind leaves its marks
    On all it touches
    It won't let you forget
    It's invisible presence

    The rock remains steady
    But it can't help accept the wind
    As it caresses and shapes it
    To a thing of beauty
    - - -
    The sun sets, dyeing the sky an autumn colour
    The birds return home, done for the day
    a single tree stayed still by the cliff side
    waiting for its children to come back to it

    (source, confession to Tony after his stripper days started)
    I used to take you for granted
    But my view of you expanded
    When you donned your form
    It came like a storm

    I gave a fleeting, curious glance
    As you dance, I'm in a trance
    You twist and turn, and my heart it burns
    I'm past the point of no return

    (source, answer to AW's answer to my post in PB 4)
    The wind chimes a gentle song
    The bird enjoying the tune
    As it feels the gentle breeze
    Ever present in its heart

    As it rushes through my body
    Become my expression to the world
    Dyed in red

    As it rushes from my body
    Let's see how they see me now
    Died in red

    The beauty in fragility
    Handle it softly, tenderly, carefully
    A light scratch and it'll be broken
    A single mark and it'll be zero
    Oh, the beauty of fragility

    A moment of pleasure
    That's all I seek
    In this world without treasure
    In life so bleak

    (source, answer to AW's encouragement, but not really need source)
    you've wished for my happiness
    you've wished for my smile
    and it saddens me I can't give you that
    tho it hurts me, I will keep hurting you

    a smile is all it takes
    but a smile is the only thing I can't make
    while i'm here wishing for your smile
    i can only see your tears when you're with me

    My Soul.

    My body.

    My mind.

    Your heart.

    My emotions.

    Beyond repair.

    I should not show.

    I'm not allowed
    To shed tears of mine own.

    (source, answer to Mitch?)
    You'd paint yourself black
    To come to my side
    Broken and damaged
    We will be each other's solace

    Painting black against black
    Where it feels at home
    You with your beautiful scar and crack
    Is where I would go to, after I roam

    Love is an illusion
    A figment of imagination
    Of the hopefuls and the hopeless
    So their hearts can continue on

    Love is an illusion
    Just like any emotion
    But it's as real as it gets
    Whether in happiness or in pain

    Life and Death is merely a cycle
    Just as you live thinking of your death
    You will die thinking of your life.

    By your sign
    By your smell
    By your image

    Holding on to me
    Sticking close to me
    Keeping me,
    Forever attached
    - - -
    The scent you always have
    The image that always appear
    The touch I dearly miss
    Please let me go already
    - - -
    I picked up your cigarette
    And your favourite cassette
    When can I pick up what I want most
    The one forever lost

    Your mark lingers
    As does the feeling of your fingers
    Sensations and sentiments gone
    Leaving me with my tears, dusk to dawn
    - - -
    Desires forever unfulfilled
    To be within your arms again
    To be by your side again
    To be in your mind again
    To even exist in your heart again

    Enchanting, Entrancing
    It bewitches and hypnotize

    Yearning, Craving
    An aggravating desire

    I cooked our special food
    For our special day
    The soup is getting cold
    And you're not coming home

    It's saturday
    And I got no date
    Welp back to home
    With a bag of popcorn

    A pie is delicious
    What's in it is a secret recipe
    Passed down grandma to grandma
    It's an enigma how it's still remembered

    A pie is filled with hopes
    Dreams and memories
    A mood booster when you're down
    A calorie booster all the same

    Apple wrapped with dough
    Caramelized sweetness intertwined
    Juicy and crunchy
    Keeps the grandkids coming back

    A labyrinth like enigma
    You mind I can't figure out
    Your feelings you refuse to show
    Your heart, where does it go?

    Your cold eyes reflects a sadness
    But its locked and frozen
    Your cold heart refuses to beat
    And all the warmth seeps away

    Don't love me but think of me
    Don't love me but miss me
    Don't love me but obsess over me
    Since obsession is stronger than love
    And I want you to be mine forever
    - - -
    I want you to feel me
    In your every breathe
    In your every beat
    And in your every time

    Let me take over you
    Your thoughts
    Your actions
    Your very soul
    - - -
    Nothing matters but you
    Where are you
    When will you be here
    How you occupy my mind

    It matters not who you are
    Just your presence
    Your existence
    Is my tie to this world

    Zombie invasion
    Will fill your life with satisfaction
    Which side will you be
    Running with or fighting against zombie

    (source of inspiration; "The sparks from our eyes as we met, have already ignited the brightest sun and passion in me~")
    The sparks from our eyes
    Ignited the brightest sun
    Setting the passion aflame
    My heart ablaze

    Like fire to a moth
    Attracted beyond reason
    Burning, as we touch
    Searing in pleasure

    (source, but not necessary)
    Colourful feathers
    Donned to charm
    Just don't lock me in your leathers
    For I wish no harm

    A little bird
    In its little cage
    Trapped to its fate
    Are your eyes glowing with excitement?
    - - -
    Eyeing its prey, licking its lips
    What is it thinking of?
    The thrill of the chase? that's long gone
    What's left is simply to enjoy
    The caged, little bird

    Little steps
    Faint steps
    Slowly closing in
    Heart, beating fast
    - - -
    In between this heat
    I can feel your breath
    And the shocks in your touch
    - - -
    Fear, Excitement
    Intermingling into one
    I feel my heart beating
    In this moment, I'm alive

    A rush
    Gnawing at me
    - - -
    - - -
    But, silent
    Yet, unattainable

    (source, related to the Rush poem)
    A rush
    The dam
    Can be damned

    (source, reply to Ldyrdy)
    By you side
    Just like the air
    You won't be his bride
    If you see how much I care
    - - -
    By your side
    Throughout the ride
    If you see how I care
    You won't need to despair

    (source, reply to Dark Angel)
    Rooted to the ground
    To keep coming back
    But all torn and bloodied
    For my place is not on the land

    (source, reply to Raneday)
    The sorrow lingers
    As is the gaps of my fingers
    The shadow persists
    And my heart remains amiss

    More than companion.
    - - -
    Is it you?
    Your love and embrace
    Or is it me?
    My withdrawal
    - - -
    Substitutes are never enough
    So I seek, more and more
    My addiction
    Has consumed my soul

    Cravings. never enough
    More than companions
    But you're not my obsession
    And the emptiness prevails

    In this addiction,
    I've lost my soul

    To this addiciton,
    I'd give my soul

    (source, reply to Ophi)
    It's not a shattering of world
    But a fading away of bonds
    And I can only see from afar
    You, with your new world

    I'm jealous and envious
    But the sorrow is much greater
    Lethargy. My life's reason gone
    Our bonds was my energy
    Now, I'm unmoving

    (source, Risus's avatar was a smiling Undertaker from Black Butler)
    A smile
    Full of malicious intent
    A shudder
    Of excitement

    A smirk and a grin
    Awaiting a signal to move
    Anticipating a mission accomplished
    Well, a little sin won't hurt us
    Since, it's all in the name of a childish fun

    A smile
    Full of malicious intent
    A shudder
    Of excitement

    A gaze
    Sending burns and sparks
    A hunter
    Stalking its prey
    - - -
    A predator
    Waiting for the signal

    An eruption
    Violent waves of heat and passion
    - - -
    A smile that shows all intents
    Waiting for the disaster to happen

    Forst and Barricades tore down
    No more reason or excuse
    Anticipating thrill and excitement
    An outbreak of delight and passion

    I was really tempted to call this Adult Fun to match the Childish Fun title lol.
    Original poem:
    A gaze that burns and sparks
    As the hunter stalks its prey
    It watches silent and motionless
    Waiting to erupt

    I can feel the tremors and shocks
    Waves tearing down all forts and barricades
    No more reason and excuse
    With a smile that shows all intents
    Waiting for the disaster to happen
    An outbreak of delight and passion
    Anticipating thrill and excitement

    You try to bury your memories
    And burn all the items you shared
    But you still cry
    When it's already nothing but ashes

    Expectations, uncommunicated
    What's the purpose in that?
    You're disappointed and hurt
    But you can't blame me for that
    - - -
    Avoiding each other
    Like children fighting
    No more talking
    Was our bond not real?

    (source, poem for / about @Napknight)
    He's a knight
    A nap knight
    He sleeps
    When there's trouble

    (source, Napknight's profile)
    Naps aren't sleep
    But they're life saviour
    Keeping my eyes beating
    And my heart awake

    Chase after your future
    And let the past be your guide
    It will serve as lesson
    But don't let it be a burden

    I live to entertain
    The laugh, joy to my ears
    The smile, joy to my eyes
    All the life's simple pleasures

    I live to entertain
    What's life without laughs
    Devoid of joy
    Bleak existences

    I live to entertain
    Reasons for living can be damned
    We're alive, no other choice
    While it last, just enjoy the show

    I live to entertain
    Is that what you call empty?
    When all i want in life
    Are smiles directed at me

    On my own
    In glee from your glance
    Drunk from love
    My own illusion

    I am yours
    Bewitched beyond help
    I'd dedicate my life
    So I won't be without you

    (source, haiku)
    You are doing it
    This thing people call "haiku"
    A clever usage
    - - -
    hey, tell me the tricks
    this thing you do is awesome
    you need to do more

    Why do you wait
    With tears in your eyes
    I don't wish to be your pain
    If I leave, would you smile then?

    You'd never leave
    But you'd always heaved
    The stress and burden
    I don't wish to be
    - - -
    You hide yours feelings
    And put yourself in the shadow
    Blinding, the light on me
    Blinding, your love of me

    If the tears bring you joy, i'll be here
    If the pain makes you alive, you'll stay here
    But the shadows are looming over you
    And your heart is too chained to beat
    - - -
    Tears, the water of life
    This pain tells me you're here
    That you're smiling, making my heart beat
    That you're beside me, making my heart bleed

    Blood, the water of life
    Your existence keeping me alive
    Surrounding me with warmth
    Shining on me like the sun

    You are my spring of life
    Filling it with rainbows
    So, I'd ask of you,
    Don't let my days be gray

    I stay behind
    Bound by guilt and regret
    Holding your fragile heart
    With scars and marks from me

    I am here
    Chained by your sorrow
    Holding your gaze of longing
    At the me of the past long gone

    I'll remain here
    Tied down to my responsibility
    Holding you together
    For it is my consequence

    You love deeply
    Yet he doesn't come
    You wait patiently
    Yet he's nowhere to be found

    Grasping at nothing
    Hope is slowly lost
    Your reason for living
    Hope you haven't been tossed

    A companion
    A confidant of my life's decision
    A company through the consequences
    A complement to mine self
    - - -
    A companion
    Accompany my decisions
    A company through the consequences
    Accomplice in life

    (source, haiku)
    A blooming color
    To represent my deep love
    For my source of joy

    First Death
    At the dawn of night
    A crackle is heard
    Burning, hot light
    Scorched down the Earth

    A victim fell, burnt to the core
    @a101011 is no more

    Second Death
    The day started
    And the people gathered
    One was missing
    It was the Pirate King
    He was found dead
    Overnight he bled

    Third Death
    Stab and we'll win
    She said with a grin
    Let him die in pain
    This kingdom we will gain
    A ninja as a king?
    As impossible as fairy wing
    No point in trying to run
    Stab and we won

    The knight holding grudges
    Stabbed for her family past
    The sorcerer felt betrayed
    Her king forsaked her life
    The double lost hope
    He decided to take the throne
    The war ended after long
    The kingdom shed its tears
    But it has not lost not much
    For its pillars haven't disappeared

    To @Luc666-_- : stop deadpanning, you are stunning, tho even with it i'll keep loving, as ordered by the king
    To @cupcake ninja (context, he entered my contest Food Wars) : Though you didn't win the food wars, you'd still be my mars, a sweet cupcake, please don't make my heart break
    To @maskedcerf : You keep your face hidden, now it felt forbidden, like all things exciting, you'd make all (wo)men fighting

    A permanent mark
    A stream down you cheeks
    A smile pulled down
    Do you wish to be free?

    If you want to laugh, then laugh
    Seek out all the good in life
    The places which soothes
    The people who care
    - - -
    Cry your tears
    Until all is dry
    If that's what you need
    For your heart to be open
    Free from the burden
    Of the drowning sorrow
    - - -
    The sun shines
    On all undiscriminately
    But it's you who seek the shadows
    Unable to feel the warmth

    Scorched by the light
    You seek the darkness
    Cold and dim
    Walking a path, astray
    - - -
    Yet you blame the sun
    When all it wishes is to shine
    To embrace you with all its being
    Unaware of your hurting
    Of it being the cause of the pain
    - - -
    But the sun can't weep
    It needs to keep spreading its light
    But is this called uncaring?
    Have you seen how it's faring?
    - - -
    Caring for too much
    Loving too little
    And all is lost
    Yet it still shines
    - - -
    A held back tear
    A forced smile
    A care not recognized
    Affection it can't show
    Attachment that hurts
    Love that creates sorrow
    - - -
    The day is warm
    The sun may be hurt
    But it still embraces you
    Although you hide in your shadows

    The night is dark
    The sun still won't forget to shine
    Giving its soft light to all
    Would you love it then?

    A pack of hungry wolves
    Gobbling down your body
    A pack of cigarettes
    Creeping in with your death

    My tainted black heart
    Eased by my tainted black lungs
    I'm already rotten to the core
    What use is keeping a mask

    The darkness shadows your eyes
    The anger burns your soul
    scalded and scorched
    A black heart

    A victim to love
    You want to hurt them back
    Revenge will be sweet
    But you'll still be broken

    Hope held
    Sorrow quelled
    I hold on to the smile
    And aspire to stay senile

    (source, talking about like limit and increasing it)
    Nothing's in vain
    Even if it becomes mundane
    An increase we've gained
    Even if everyday it's drained
    - - -
    Our leaders rule with a fist
    Thankfully their ears still hear our pleas
    We can't change those we disdain
    We can only try to inflict them pain

    It's dead
    Let it stay dead
    If you bring life to it
    It'll be a crypt no more

    Just a robbed grave
    - - -
    A living came
    Where the livings aren't in
    What purpose does it want
    But for the greed of the living

    The dead has no purpose for riches
    The living has no use for riches
    But it collects all
    For its unsatisfied greed

    A free spirited bird
    A self-constructed cage
    Why does it do so?
    Is it afraid of the outside?

    But it longs for the sky
    For the wind that'd help it fly
    Yet it chooses its little cage
    Is it afraid of the inside?

    A safe haven
    Free from dangers
    But it still lost its tunes
    So, what is it afraid of?
    - - -
    Predators lurking beyond
    Wind blowing away from home
    Dangers abound, unknown
    Is it afraid of the outside?

    A lonely haven
    Where merriment is lost
    Trapped with nowhere to go
    Is it afraid of the inside?

    A free spirited bird
    A self-constructed cage
    Despair exist everywhere
    So, where would it rather be?
    - - -
    (Answers to KuroInfinity)
    You speak of saving
    But what do you know
    A bird lived in a cage
    Freedom it never seeks

    Its heart is in its home
    Its home it wasn't allowed
    Let go to the wilderness beyond
    Unawares of the dangers and norms
    - - -
    You speak of saving
    But what do you know
    A bird born and raised wild
    Does not need the protection you offer

    Independently it grew
    Flying freely over the trees
    A roof is but a shackle
    It's not allowed its blue skies anymore
    - - -
    (Answer to Risus)
    If you feel at peace
    A cage is but a home
    It's not there to bound
    But a roof to shelter

    A free spirited bird
    Longs for its home
    Not under the roofs
    Not behind the bars

    You shine over my heart
    Lighting my way
    Brightening my life
    I'd wish you shine upon me whenever

    A red dress and red shoes
    She's ready to fight her way through
    Red lipstick and quick
    She'll leave you behind in a flick.

    I didn't lie
    I simply betrayed your expectations
    Was it implied from me?
    Or simply your self-imposed wishes

    (source, answer to FanzZeta)
    A white lie
    To protect your heart
    Keep convincing yourself
    Does it mean anything in the end?
    - - -
    A love so great
    You'l lose yourself to protect
    Now you've changed
    The you they loved is gone
    What is left to protect?
    - - -
    The smile, now empty
    The warmth, now forced
    The look, now carries sorrow
    Longing, for a past gone

    For a past you forsake
    For their sake
    - - -
    A flower withered
    And a flower will shrivel once again
    Happiness like the light
    Only to be seen with hope
    But remains out of grasp, unattainable

    (source, inspired by Viator)
    Rooted to the ground
    Its vision clouded by water
    Looking at the heavens
    Up above, out of reach

    Rooted to the ground
    A safe place of abode
    For the younger and smaller
    Whose strength kept them to the ground

    Rooted to the ground
    A place of shelter and rest
    For the four-legged to be closer to the sky
    For the winged to start their flight

    Rooted to the ground
    Yet, heart in the sky
    It forgot to look down
    And see those looking up to it

    (source, related to The Old Oak)
    Thanks for the shade
    For the branches on which I perch to rest
    On the place to place my nest and learn to fly
    The place for my gathering with fellow animals of all kinds
    For giving life to the air above and earth below
    For being there as my home to go

    A fool
    Staring at the sun
    Burning itself with its heat
    Dried tears, happiness it wishes

    A fool
    Plunging itself to hell
    Surrounded by the cold
    In pursuit of happiness

    In the frozen lands
    It parched itself
    In its suffering
    It smiles

    Where is the smile from?
    - - -
    Parched on the frozen land
    In pursuit of happiness unattained
    - - -
    A fool that can only run
    Chasing unknown
    Pursuing its dream
    Gambling its fate

    A fool that can only hold on
    Its hope in hand
    Its heart tied up
    A coward, unable to move on

    A fool that can only wish
    It's but a fool
    So it'll keep on praying
    That it won't be the end
    - - -
    (To Zeta)
    Charmed by a smile
    He fights against the odds
    Struggling through adversity
    He braved it through

    A foolish warrior
    Holding his dear at heart
    A reason to return alive
    A reason to bring glory
    - - -
    (To Zeta)
    Foolish innocence
    Blissful ignorance
    His life not fair
    But with a smile, he fares

    For his cause is noble
    His steps wont wobble
    His heart for his beloved
    His sacrifice makes him proud
    - - -
    (To Mitch)
    Taking a leap forward
    Such bravery I lack
    This is but the beginning
    But my first step absent

    A fool I wish to be
    For, desperate I'm not
    But to win this war, I'd need
    The thirst to succeed

    (source, to Mitch, he killed me and won the poem battle)
    Me dead.
    My rhymes failed.
    My crown bereft.
    But my heart melt.

    Today, I went to work
    It made me wanna hork
    Thankfully I didn't eat pork
    Else I'll be thrown a rock

    (source, small poem battle with Zeta)
    Hope to hold on to
    To help remain in your path
    Yet you still feel lost
    Darkness remain around you
    - - -
    A shadow unseen
    Looking at her back
    Her figure bright against the light
    Basking me with hope
    Hope I hold dearly

    A river flows uncaring
    Leaving behind all
    Washing over everything
    Like the tears that fell
    - - -
    You cry your tears
    Hoping that it'll all be alright
    You struggle through your fears
    Hoping you'll get out of this fright
    - - -
    (reply to FanzZeta)
    Run away
    Leave everything behind
    Before you fray
    Even if you're maligned
    - - -
    (reply to Risus)
    Block the sound
    Day and night
    But your voice too, is drowned
    And no one can hear your plight

    (source, poem on KuroInfinity; person who started rule 63 day and part of bear's otouto army)
    Hey you
    who made me a dude
    A part of the bears
    but doesn't scare

    A wind blowing past
    A memory ran past
    It brought warmth inside
    I miss you, and I cried

    Wings meant to fly
    Feathers longing for the sky
    Where the winds are unobstructed
    And the path undecided
    - - -
    My wings for flight
    My wings for shelter
    To get me closer to you
    For me to be considered home
    - - -
    You're the force behind my wing beat
    The reason for my heartbeat
    My push and lift to fly
    The person I want to show the sky
    - - -
    I'd like to show you the sights
    A spectacle full of wonder
    Through the days and nights
    We will never be asunder
    - - -
    An angel hiding its light
    Under its wings it cowered
    It doesn't know its might
    What it does, it empowered

    A foolish man such as I
    Would never dare to disqualify
    You who gave me strength
    I hope you won't keep me at length
    - - -
    A chance meeting
    A change in my life
    A breath of fresh air
    A new perspective

    A new joy behind my smiles
    A person I want at my side

    In front of me a laptop
    And the screen shows my crime
    My coworker doesn't stop
    Trying to look like they're at their prime
    - - -
    In front of me my weapon
    And I've used it for a crime
    Sadly, no one would stop it
    And really, I just wanna rhyme

    No experience
    Lost without a guide book
    Only accepting what's told
    Who knows whether it’s right or wrong

    A lost lamb
    Following its shepherd
    Whether to its home or the butcher
    It'll be too late to find out
    - - -
    An easy target
    Am I one?
    Led around by lies
    Where am I?
    - - -
    I look around, lost
    Trying to follow the mass
    I wondered, at what cost
    Looking around through tainted glass
    - - -
    A hand reached out
    What does it mean?
    Where does it lead?
    Will it be my salvation?

    A hand reached out
    I'll put my trust
    Follow along
    To the end of the road
    - - -
    A hand reached out
    I'll put my trust and follow along
    To the end of the road
    To the end of the world
    The finale of this show
    - - -
    A laid down path
    An invisible conclusion
    What's at the end
    Only time will tell

    But time has told
    And I fell alone
    A laid down path
    Left no more

    You wish for something big
    But that's not meant to be
    Life goes as usual
    And that's just normal

    You're afraid of something more
    Without knowing whats the norm
    Life goes as usual
    And that's just normal
    - - -
    Wanting to make your mark
    Yet avoiding the shark
    Life goes on as usual
    And that's just normal

    Worrying the benefit and cost
    At chances new and lost
    Life goes on as usual
    And that's just normal

    Brooding endlessly
    Straining mentally
    Life will go on as usual
    And you're just normal

    (source, answer to Rifka's poem)
    The world is silent
    Yet the sky rumbles
    Rain falls undeterred
    Slowly smashing the rocks apart

    I'm silent but it hurts
    My throat as dry as desert
    Heartbroken before it even happened
    I wished for your hold but it would leave us saddened

    This separation
    Is but salvation
    We're broken but we'd mend
    Apart, just as we're meant

    Your love I felt
    My heart it melt
    And at your every call
    In love again I'll fall

    It's not sweet nothing
    If it's my everything
    In your embrace I flutter
    In my ears you mutter

    Your voice a tune
    I'm not immune
    But I won't need a cure
    That's just part of your allure

    you avoid me like a plague
    and only remembers when it's too late
    regret always come at the end
    looking back at the time spent

    (source, reply to my neesan Yarv who picked a favourite sibling and sent me a poem cause I was hurt)
    As old as time
    Conflicts abound
    You've hurt me
    But such is blood bonds

    Your feelings I accept
    And I thank thy words
    Our bonds forever kept
    Renewed, a tight herd

    (source, mini Poem Battle to FanzZeta)
    What do you wonder about?
    The future possible route?
    Or are you listing the past maybe,
    Counting the alternatives you'd like to trade

    A conductor of your own symphony
    Orchestrating it to light brilliantly
    Humming a tune of wonder
    Where does your mind wander?
    - - -
    The power beats within
    And spreads around
    Intimidating all
    Showing your might

    What do you wish to achieve?
    Did you gain power to win?
    A shield or a sword
    Which do you hope to be?

    (source, to Haweii, the writer of deaths for Kingdom Royale Game 14)
    Your words your duty
    But the blood shed a beauty
    A breath of freshness
    Rendered me helpless

    Sometimes you're born with few
    Or you met them along the way
    But one thing holds true
    You chose to stay

    For it is not about blood
    Or the alcohol exchanged
    It's the bonds shared
    And that you chose to stay

    Like a piece of art,
    Bent in so many ways
    Making me curious
    A pipe tune luring me in

    (Related to “Art”)
    A smooth untouched surface, is it enticing?
    Factory made, no individuality, no name
    I'm only here to scratch its surface
    Nothing more nothing less

    The first rule is don't show your weakness
    But what if you're a bundle of weakness?
    Then hide all that under the bed
    Wish for it to go away
    It might just come true
    - - -
    There's only one rule
    Don't show your fragility
    But I am a bundle of weakness
    A whole person, yet a defect

    Hide all that under the bed
    Wish for it to go away
    But be careful what you wish for
    It might just come true
    - - -
    ( @FanzZeta 's rendition)
    There is only one rule
    Don't show your card
    But your poker face is weak
    So transparent in fact

    Cover it under a mask
    Count to ten and hope for the best
    Be careful of your wish
    you might lose into lunatics
    - - -
    There is only one rule
    Never show your cards
    Your Achilles heel
    A secret to keep close

    Put on a poker face
    Cover it with a mask
    But lies become truth
    Just wait and you'll see
    At the end, only the facade is left
    - - -
    ( @Risus 's rendition)
    One Rule.
    Don't. Show. Your. Cards.
    Keep them to your chest.
    Bury them in lies.
    Whatever you wish to.
    Just don't be surprised,
    When the lies become truth
    - - -
    ( @Risus 's rendition)
    You hide your cards
    Your secrets, kept to heart
    You weave tales like the greatest of bards
    Yet finding who you truly are becomes hard
    You are lost in a mirage of your own creation.

    So, I wanted to say that if you wish for it (the weaknesses) to go away when you're a bundle of weakness, aren't you just wishing for your "self" (personality) to disappear?

    A greeting from the morning light
    A cup of tea to start the day
    Slowly wake up from the night
    At your side your love lay
    You realize again that all is right
    As you hear the songs of the blue jay
    - - -
    A greeting from the morning light
    A cup of tea to start the day
    The sun rose, shining bright
    And the trees lazily sway

    Slowly wake up from the night
    At your side your love lay
    You realize again that all is right
    As you hear the songs of the blue jay
    - - -
    ( @Risus 's rendition)
    Waking to the greeting of morning's light
    Cherishing love, at your side, they doth lay
    Leisurely sloughing off the sleepiness of night
    A fresh cup of tea starting off your day
    The sun rises, brilliantly bright
    Listening to the melodious sounds of a blue jay
    You gaze around and realize that all is right

    (Epi didn't wanna eat, so Azu will kill him :/ )
    Magical Azu~
    Came on cue~
    Now Epi's ded
    Cause he refused to be fed

    Roses are red
    Violets are blue
    Blood is also red
    And I'm feeling blue
    - - -
    Rose is a flower
    Violet is a flower
    There's a pouring shower
    Cause of that I'm feeling sour
    - - -
    Roses are flowers
    Violets also flowers
    I want me some powers
    To help reach the top of the towers
    - - -
    I'm not simply aiming high
    Since i'm already at the sky
    Looking at your crying why
    Cause you have eyes but you can' see Mt. Tai

    A river flows uncaring
    Leaving behind all
    Washing over everything
    Like the tears that fell

    Time flows uncaring
    Leaving behind regrets
    Opportunities lost and missed
    Memories as close reminders

    The crowd flows uncaring
    Leaving behind one
    Looking at those gone past
    A rush of emotions
    Left behind an empty void
    - - -
    A river flows uncaring
    Leaving you behind
    It's undiscriminating
    And it flows through it all

    A river flows uncaring
    Just as time passes us by
    Regardless of the past or future
    Life simply goes on

    (source, related to "A River Flows", Lovely sent pictures to continue poems in "A River Flows")
    A white rush pour
    A thunderous voice roar
    Water racing past
    My heart racing fast
    - - -
    Memories came and went
    Feelings for reasons unknown
    But they're reality all the same
    And it was a bond once shared
    - - -
    Pit a pat
    The pit in my heart you filled
    Pit a pat
    The pat you gave made me thrilled
    - - -
    Darkness covers
    Blinded, frightened
    Yet I'm aware this is all illusion
    And you'll be there to break me free
    - - -
    Love overflows
    Bringing smiles to the surrounding
    Eases away all woes
    Songs of delight resounding

    The fire burns strong
    And it consumes us both
    But the fire burned wrong
    A night of passion I now loathe

    Hurt and guilt in your eyes
    A victim seeking friend
    Pain and scars in my cries
    A fellow, just as you planned

    “It’s all about commitment, are you committed enough for your dreams?”
    Short Poems Chain
    August 9th, 2016
    - - -
    It’s all about commitment
    It’s always about commitment
    Are you committed enough?
    A love so true, a desire so real
    A dream to be made reality
    - - -
    Somewhere along the line
    Somewhere in the river of time
    Drifting about
    I am lost
    - - -
    Where am I going?
    Time will tell
    Floating about the river
    But the river flows uncaring
    - - -
    Uncaring of the destination
    Uncaring of the journey
    Uncaring of your desires
    Uncaring of you
    - - -
    Fight the currents
    Gather your strength
    Make the choice
    You’re braver than you think
    - - -
    The river may not care
    But it’s your life to care
    And you’re the captain
    The steering wheel is yours to take
    - - -
    A youngster in life still has much to learn
    Much to earn, much to yearn
    A spirit of youth still has much to go through,
    Much to fight through, much to cry through

    "If you only get one wish, what would you wish for? I'd wish to be a charming person."
    August 9th, 2016
    - - -
    I met a charming old man
    He asked me what I want to be
    A majestic dragon flying above
    Or a worm crawling beneath

    I met a charming old man
    He gave me a sword to take
    Asked me to arm myself
    Told me to be brave and strong

    I met a charming old man
    He reminded me of my wishes past
    The training I suffered through
    The glory I imagined and threw

    I met a charming old man
    He gave me a map for a journey of suffering
    A choice to walk along path of torture
    A path full of thorns and pain

    I am charmed by the words of an old man
    He prompted me to be great
    I saw the forgotten path to glory
    And I decided to go for a walk

    Hey you strangers from across the globe
    Meeting in an unlikely place
    Forming an unexpected bond
    For me, you're unforgettable
    - - -
    Hey you strangers from across the globe
    Who's been making my day rocks
    We normally won't be blokes
    It's funny how life works

    Living while being wary of others
    Their expectations, their reaction
    Not rebellious enough to break free
    My desire is not strong enough
    - - -
    Living while being watched by others
    Their eyes shining bright, their commands
    Not brave enough to cut the strings
    I will continue to be a pretty doll

    Living cowardly in hiding
    Like a rabbit in its burrows
    Trying to block off the outside
    The eyes keeping watch

    The young me was chasing my dreams
    Unaware they're not what it seems
    Fake dreams not of my own
    Nevertheless, ingrained in my bone

    Still, I continued chasing them
    Unsure, I went with some suggestions
    This is where I am after that
    Drifting about in a world so flat

    Cut me and we'll have a matching scar
    Tie me and I won't be less bizarre
    Exhibit me and I'll be your showstopping star
    My heart in your grasps and I'm yours to mar

    But if that's not what you want, I'll show you the light
    Away from those that haunt, away from those who bring fright
    My world so bright, a creature of darkness would be maimed
    But I'll shield you my knight, from both sides all the same

    For in you, there's my name, and I won't put you to shame
    - - -
    My light is for all to see
    But know that I'm yours
    I'll help you be free
    From the fears you abhors

    I'll be here at your side
    I'll stay close even if it hurts
    Holding you 'till you're dried
    Until you've gotten through this curse

    Sometimes it’s for survival
    Or to hide what’s beneath
    People don’t deserve to know anyway
    But others that do, don’t need to know

    Desperately hold on to the lies that is you
    My self-imposed images of you
    Desperately hold on to the lies that is me
    The things I want you to see
    Desperately hold on to the lies that is love
    A play created by and with the two actors
    p.s. I actually made it not with romantic love in mind :3

    It was a chance meeting
    A love at first sight
    it brought us far
    We're still here, together
    In love

    (source, answer to Rane)
    Always close by as your support
    I'll be there to protect you
    Why do you evade me so
    No matter, my love will still be true

    (source, answer to VOLX)
    In your grasp yet thrown away
    Trampled and left behind
    Battered, my tears already dried
    Yet I still look at you with love in my eyes

    (source, reply to Lunatique giving me Likes)
    I like it
    I'm addicted to it
    I'm corrupted by it
    You're my sin
    So don't let me go
    - - -
    It's already in me
    In all my blood
    In all my soul
    Tying me up
    And not letting go

    To let it go is to die
    To let it go is to lose myself
    To let it go is something I can't do
    For it's taken a deep hold of me
    And I can never let it go

    I'm just highlighting he's dead
    Nothing more nothing less
    Waiting for his response which never came
    Guess it became real, eh?

    Roses are red
    Violets are blue
    Well isn't this just great
    Shoo shoo

    Aye, I'm yours, my king
    Tis body, tis heart
    Your bidding is my wishes
    And I'll be by your side even at your downfall
    - - -
    You march on to war for victory
    Bearing flags and wishes of glory
    You fight to mark your name in history
    Bearing burden, grief and more injury

    You come back for me to soothe
    My King, I'm not trying to be uncouth
    You might think it is cause of ruth
    Love, I'm but speaking the truth
    - - -
    Your heavy back I'll soothe
    Dont think of me as uncouth
    It's not for feelings like ruth
    Love, I'm speaking the truth

    I am deceived by the skin you wear
    A tiger's semblance both strong and weak
    Pulling me in by the contradiction
    Keeping me trapped in the puzzle that is you

    I am deceived by the skin you sport
    Revealing underneath your tiger's front
    A body that's strong yet you're still weak
    An image so brave but inside is meek

    A tiger's semblance both fierce and frail
    Your mystery keeping me at your tail
    Pulling me in by the contradiction
    Not letting go like an affliction
    A puzzle that is my addiction

    A cage without bar
    Shelter to call your own
    A nest built together
    Tune to call you home

    A tiger trapped unaware
    Warmth it found in its arrest
    A place to claim its lair
    Home it goes to lay and rest

    On the red forest the bell rang
    On the happy event, the birds sang
    "Congratulations~" cries can be heard
    Especially the bride, in his binds stirred

    Even if the whole worlds against us
    Even if they judge this wrong
    But who are they to judge love
    As true as love can be

    Your presence intoxicating
    For you I’d do anything
    Together well have the last laugh
    Anyone in our way doesn't deserve our attentions

    Your life and death is mine
    I won’t let anyone take that away
    Flower to my heart, piercing deep
    Thorns wrapping and tangling me
    The pain, the blood
    Reminds me this is real
    And together we'll rule the world

    And together we are the world
    - - -
    My life, my blood pumps for you
    My death, you'll be the death of me
    My world, even if the others judge us wrong
    My love, as true as love can be

    My flower, rooting deep and binding me
    My fortress, holding me close, walling me in
    My blood, the red that signifies our passion
    My love, you are all I need in this world
    I was inspired from the love story of Joker and Harley Quinn in the Suicide Squad movie. I'm a sucker for these stories, dysfunctional intimate interdependent couples. I tried to show that painful love that I can't help but hold on to, the love where no one else matters and they won't mind trampling down everyone or everything for the 2 of them.

    Surrounded by many
    Yet, in my own solitude
    I’d find my eyes wander
    Seeking your silhouette

    Your shadow blurred by the crowd
    Your laugh rings empty in my mind
    Your presence gone from my heart
    Your image, left as but a silhouette

    Original version:
    Yet surrounded by many
    But my eyes wander
    Seeking your silhouette
    Your shadow long gone

    When I'm beside you, my heart is alight
    Brimming with warmth, shining bright
    When I think of you, my voice burns
    To reach you, to convey my hope of your return
    When I'm beside you, my body's your cure
    A cool breeze to embrace you and keep you secure
    When I think of you, my love is like fire
    Full of life, as it warms you without tire

    1000 letters
    50 pages
    2 people
    1 home

    Our nest of shelter and warmth
    Our cage of peace and solace
    Our lair of comfort and smiles
    Of each other's company and embrace

    Whenever I look back to the start I still laugh
    At what has changed
    At how far we've gotten
    At the unlikely story of a tiger and bird

    Now we're back to zero
    1000 more letter to exchange
    Creating more perfect endings
    Building our nest stick by stick
    Together, hand in hand

    (source, ExitedDeviljho whose nickname is as per title)
    I'm so excited today
    I got myself a new hoe
    Although second hand, it's my own
    And I'll cherish it as long as its mine
    ((alternatively, as long as it moans :x ))

    A devil roams around
    Looking for a master of its own
    A devil strays around
    Though many calls for it, none are his own
    Its special master, none

    A hoe to dig holes
    A hoe to fight against weed
    A hoe to keep myself company
    While under the blazing sun

    (source, related to Excited Devil Hoe)
    Epi is a Golden Peng
    Ayy, you'd even beat Abby
    Sexy girl why won't you let go
    And let the little hoe be mine
    - - -
    I was "fighting" for the Excited Devil Hoe (Little Hoe) with Epi.
    Also, Peng means sexy girl according to Urban

    (source, ForumObserver)
    Verver the table flipper
    Verver the vomitter
    Stop your disgusting habits
    And go clean up after yourself

    (source, Akki)
    Akki is a present
    A wonderful person
    Especially to his sisters
    But no one will be bitter
    Cause he's charming like a magnet
    But acts like our very own mascot

    (( :/ magnet and mascot doesnt rhyme well. wtf rhymezone, you fail me))

    (source, Ldyrdy)
    Snow falls down
    Yet it falls to melt
    Beauty to the eyes
    Its sight remembered fondly

    Snow melts slowly, leaving quietly
    It ponders, will it be remembered?
    Little does it know, it lives on in our hearts
    And the children still looks forward to winter
    The cold winter, yet warm all the same

    (source, iampsyx which is a rotten girl and is nicknamed Rotte)
    Dear little cotton
    Oh you've seen much
    Corrupted and rotten
    You smile so bright

    (source, Verver wanted to start a riot cause I didn't poem for him)
    Cry out your riot
    Don't let yourself be quiet
    Be free from this oppression
    But it's my freedom of expression
    I do what I want :p

    (source, yarvic001)
    You were my first family
    A sister to call my own
    Special, no one else's sister
    And you brought me more
    To accompany my days
    To bully you together
    To help show you the light
    The light of the Danmei room

    (source, Matsurika)
    A reluctant god
    And his loyal worshipper
    He was moved by her faith
    And she became his shrine maiden

    Taking up a sword
    She steels her resolve
    For the god sought by many
    She will keep on protecting

    (source, Dark Angel)
    A fallen star granted my wish
    An angel as my brother it brings
    But it's one that's corrupted by darkness
    It will only brings trouble and sadness

    I still don't know why you became my bro
    But I do know you're an annoying joe
    Ah well, I'm to blame, let's just enjoy it
    And look forward to the laughter that comes with it

    (source, Lovely)
    Lovely you're so lovely
    You brought me much gifs and laughs
    Tho they usually ends with my demise
    I'd still think of you as lovely

    (source, Nargol)
    An old man surrounded by youths
    Shared his story of adventures
    All the things he's proud of
    And the wise words of an old man

    An old man surrounded by youths
    Carrying uncharacteristic energy
    Played around with the kids and laugh
    The old man we care and love

    Poem battle ish with roses are red violets are blue
    - - -
    Roses are red
    I wanna see more red
    I'm addicted to a gimmick
    And deeply hate this like limit
    - - -
    I am happy
    Thus I'm gay
    And I'm rotten
    So Yaoi galore~
    - - -
    My favourite flower's lily
    But I'm not into Yuri
    All you people saying rose
    Go to danmei room, don't oppose

    Not picking up the phone
    Currently avoiding the calls
    The news that will come with it
    The answers i have to give out

    My guilty conscience eats me up
    My phone still rings at your call
    It's become another stress source
    Let's just end it once and for all

    This is a bad habit
    Run and run away
    Yet you're relentless
    Chase and creep in

    (source, answer to Rane's)
    If I'm guilty, then punish me
    But my love for you is not a sin
    I'll proudly claim you mine
    Even if it ends with my life

    If I'm guilty, then punish me
    I'd rather love openly than hide it
    Cause you deserve all of that
    And I'll give you all of me
    - - -
    If I can't spend my life with you
    I'd give my life to you
    I am yours truly
    Under your care or your knife

    In our future,
    Sharing our meals on the table
    Or in our funeral,
    Sharing our home under the soil

    Wallow and sink
    Swallow and blink
    Deeper and deeper
    The darkness within
    Welcomes and embraces
    Your presence invited
    Pulling you tightly
    Don’t you wish for that?
    Unconditional acceptance
    What else is this but that
    The darkness accepts all
    And invites you deep
    So sink deeper
    Let us swallow you whole
    Let us welcome you in

    Is a sign of immaturity
    Accepting it, tho
    Is a sign of maturity

    But I acknowledge
    I’m a kid
    In every way
    And I can’t see myself
    As anything else

    Thus, I’ll be selfish
    I’ll pursue my own self interests
    For my own self’s happiness
    And my own selfish hopes

    Cause I'm a kid, I can be immature and selfish
    I'll think of myself first and foremost
    In this world filled with other people
    And their differing intentions
    I can’t discern what they think
    What they feel and what they mean
    I’m a kid, lost in this world
    As I hold my knees and go back to my own world
    Where I can be a selfish little kid
    And care only for my own selfish feelings

    Obsession is the strongest emotion
    Say it enough time and it'll be true
    Self hypnotism is the strongest magic
    It's danger, much forgotten but true

    You stood there, rooted
    Waiting patiently
    As the seasons go past
    As your leaves grow and fall

    You look back, rooted
    Hoping earnestly
    At the promise of the past
    At your memories of her

    I look at the scar you left me
    Scowling why did you do it
    This mark I'll have to hide
    Our relationship a sin

    I touch the scar you left me
    Another day gone by
    I'm still looking at it
    A permanent mark

    I trace the scar you left me
    Unable to let go unable to forget
    Why did you leave it behind
    And make my heart in turmoil

    I caress the scar you left me
    Awakening to something more
    Missing your touches and marks
    Your claws and thorns
    Your embrace of pain
    And without you I'm torn

    I look at the scar you left me
    Longing for the pain, I seek for more
    Begging for him to mark me
    Erasing the scars that you put
    The image and longing
    Tear me apart and make me forget
    Leave a scar and make me his instead
    - - -
    A girl with a permanent scar left behind by a loved one. She looks at it over and over, missing him, missing the scar, missing the pain, searching for more, asking her next lover(s) to mark her more, more than he did, to ease the longing and make her forget, the love long over.

    I race
    With my deadline
    And I'm losing

    I run
    From responsibilities
    It's catching up

    I skip
    From duties
    I'm so dead

    "When you love poems, your heart will end in the hands of a poet"
    - - -
    Singing a melodious tune
    Tickling my ear with words
    Grabbing my heart with beauty
    Loving you, more than the songs
    - - -
    I love you not for your songs
    But your songs tie me down
    Sing for me for I'm stuck here
    Your melodious tune rings in me
    - - -
    Your poems brought me close
    Words of joy and tears
    Songs of laments and festives
    Stories of your life untold

    Your poems brought me close
    Resonating deep within
    Resounding, heart beating
    Fostering love on hold

    Your poems brought me close
    Your stories, I want more
    Your time, I want more
    You, I want more

    Dangerous obsession
    Corrupting my mind
    Intense emotions
    Swallowing my thought
    Fervent clashes
    Hindering my rationality
    Audacious moves
    Promoting my insanity
    Foolish love
    Ensnaring in madness

    There was a girl who loved dance
    She became the dance
    And the dance became her
    Her stage was her life

    She struggled through her art
    Perfecting her performances
    Mastering her movements
    Sharpening her stories
    Dreaming her dances
    She slowly becomes the art

    She danced her final masterpiece
    Her passion heating up the stage
    Ablaze before her last breath
    Like the red autumn trees
    - - -
    Note: Dark Swan inspired

    We used to know, but not anymore.
    - - -
    Did you lose your memories?
    Uncovered more mysteries?
    Threatened to not know?
    Or chose to forget?

    "In the day, I wore a white dress, waiting in anticipation, at dawn, I wore a black dress, with a broken heart and dripping tears..." - @FuRen
    - - -
    All dressed up pretty for the big day
    Picture ready for the memorable day
    All dressed up pretty for the wrong dress
    Picture perfect dream broken and shattered
    Death comes as it wishes
    And it awaits no one

    (source, she murdered Tony and became NUF's overlord)
    A lady who likes pasta
    Went and became a plum
    A grass root, she became a mod
    Before you know it, she's now an usurper

    Down with the old and up with the new
    A fellow of the little people, our own underdog
    She's taken over as the main account
    And all of NUF bows down to her

    (source, VOLX98)
    I'm visited by the little doggie
    Freely he calls me a cutie
    Excited, he runs around and barks
    Jumps and goes around your legs
    Energetic, you can't help but sigh
    But if he's gone, it's an empty sight
    Dear Volx, please stay happy
    You're our excited little doggie

    Wrong steps and wrong moves
    The road below falls and crumbles
    Trapped and no way out found
    Fire burning all around
    Bridges fall and sirens wail
    The rescue squad came late

    Glancing, I find myself waiting
    Bubbly emotions, I look forward to more
    Hoping, for you to show up
    Lovely name, one that keeps ringing in me

    You cry your heart out
    Hoping for someone to come
    Pick you up and hugs
    Give you blanket and warmth

    You cry your heart out
    Hoping for the tears to disappear
    For the pain to ease
    But it still closely sticks

    You cry your heart out
    Not knowing the people behind you
    Ready to catch your fall
    Ready to keep you strong
    Ready to be your family
    To be your warmth
    - - -
    Sometimes it's the unlikeliest people
    From the unlikeliest places
    But to them you're a dear
    So be a dear and treasure yourself
    As they treasure you

    You hold me in place
    Tied down, I cant get free
    And there, you left me
    Tears shed alone, shattered

    You gaze upon me
    Entranced, I'm in love
    Again, you took my heart
    Just like before, shattered

    Geared up with my best armor
    Each clink, a stride with confidence
    Bearing my pride on my sword

    A gallant figure standing tall
    A false image at its best
    When inside, it's all a mess

    Soulless heart jaded from war
    Parched throat tired of screaming
    Empty eyes dried of tears

    Again, I take my shield and sword
    And I'll take on to the fields once more
    Another day of this pointless war

    A flower on the road side
    Unnoticed and covered with dust
    Looked down on and trampled
    A little flower blooming alone

    A flower on the road side
    Against harsh wind and rain
    All the people running past
    A pretty flower blooming strong

    A flower on the road side
    Blooming for its own sake
    Beauty in all its simplicty
    A magnificent flower blooming without care
    - - -
    I read someone poem or post ending with "Forever you're a flower" and I wanted to make a related poem. My first thought was on the road side flowers. But the spirit of forever you're a flower might have been lost.

    I guess the fact that I grew up in the city affected my imagery of a roadside flower a lot. But it's a wild flower, usually only one or in a small amount. But its resilience is what's note worthy.

    Tread slowly upon the snow
    Leaving behind marks of our journey
    A sign that you're not alone
    Walk onward on this land of white

    Brave through upon the snow
    A land of solitude, a path of no end
    No signs of life, but you and me
    No other choice but to continue

    Don't sleep upon the snow
    I'll keep you company on this empty trek
    Though I might not talk
    And you might not understand
    I won't leave you behind
    Nor let you be alone
    Loyally by your side
    Upon this land of white
    - - -
    Made with the image of a wolf accompanying its master upon the snowy land with no life in sight, no ending, no beginning, nothing but the two of them and the looming death

    Just confess
    Your hearts desire
    Your goddess awaits
    For your first move

    Just confess
    Your hearts emotions
    Your flower blooming
    Hurry before others picked her

    A childhood dish
    Fond memories
    Of family gathering
    Laughter abounds

    A delicious meal
    Filling my heart
    Warmth and nostalgia
    A natural smile

    (source, for Siostar)
    Star shining bright, my friend in the night
    Surrounded by darkness, sparkling without sharpness
    Gently glow without care, for all to adore without fail
    Dear star in the night, you're my heart's light

    Seek love and attention
    Crave warmth and embrace
    Crawl searching for care
    As you're looked at with contempt

    Cold gazes bringing chills
    Soulless embrace, filled with disgust
    But it's the attention you've seeked
    Hope you're happy with it

    Another 999 letters exchanged
    Getting used to our presence
    Spending time in each other's embrace
    Building the little place we call home

    Even if we're not sure of tomorrow
    This present will still stay true
    My dearest confidant and treasure
    Happy 100th to you
    And I'll look forward to 100 more~

    First best friend I've ever gotten
    Who I share secrets long forgotten

    From a voice that tickled the ears
    To the talks about our fears

    All and everything is laid bare
    And open for all to see, my care

    Foreign feeling and emotion rush
    I feel like a kid with a stupid crush

    I want to share this discovery but hush
    If they know, I can't help but feel flushed
    The last line was originally:
    You don't know if the other side would be flushed

    We know not of our future
    But I know for sure of the now
    Our exchange and wishes
    A lovers' embrace and kisses
    A company of excitement and tranquility
    My source of joy and serenity
    Love, while we're together, I'll treasure you
    I'll hold onto your hand from here on too

    Upon the full moon, the sea sways
    Undeterred, the waves push forward
    Clashing with the cliff, its last fight
    Its momentum so great, it simply wont stop
    In the end, it leaves behind an unforgettable view
    A firework of water, a moments beauty
    And its everlasting, permanent mark on the rocks
    - - -
    The dark sea under the full moon
    Rolling waves clash upon the cliff
    Leaving behind fireworks of water

    Life is but a moment of beauty
    The occasional flashes of rainbow
    But it's damn beautiful
    - - -
    Scenes not able to be captured by camera
    But will leave an everlasting mark on your eyes
    Its at times like these i want to be able to paint
    A view in my mind I cant share
    A view I want to immortalize and never forget
    - - -
    I was at a seaside clifftop bar, during a full moon. The waves were really big that they had to close part of the bar that's wet from the waves' splash, i.e. the waves hit the cliff and the splash reached the top of the cliff.
    I was just watching the waves roll and clash under the full moon. I loved it. Every second of it.
    It's one of those scenes where you're truly amazed and you can't help but stop and stare. A scene you know even if you take a picture, the picture won't do it justice, and you can only fully immerse in the moment and take it all in with your eyes.

    A frost flower bloomed
    Upon the ice cold land
    An empty white space
    Blessed with its beauty
    As it shines under the sun

    A frost flower bloomed
    Waiting for spring
    To be surrounded by flowers
    Its colorful and warm kin
    Its friends beyond the icy land
    Away from where the frost flower bloomed

    I realize it, I recognize it
    Yet I can’t do anything about it
    I overthink and overcomplicate
    My mind is always in a mess

    Apathetic eyes
    Hidden cries
    Emotions unwanted
    Pleas unvoiced

    Too used to silence
    Too comfortable with pain
    Tucked away so dearly
    Even if it struggles free
    It will remain hidden
    - - -
    Apathetic eyes hide silent cries.
    The heart beats pain, yet it's concealed inside.
    A strong jaw yet too afraid to open and vocalize.

    My mind goes all over the place
    At your simplest words
    I'm here losing sleep, worrying
    Closing my eyes, wishing and hoping

    But that’s just my mind talking
    What’s your real meaning
    Who knows what’s reality
    And what’s only my daydream

    Summer has ended
    But it will come again
    Where the days are long
    And the sun greets you warmly

    The season of excitement
    Of beach and travels
    Of holidays and hanging out
    Of fun

    Of summer

    Season of fun
    As I dance alone
    Shining bright
    Under the sun

    Red leafs abound
    A scene of fire
    As the crimson dances
    Leaving behind you
    Under the trees of passion

    The faint snow falling
    The white breaths
    The tranquil cold
    A familiar feeling
    As I’m held close to you

    Season of joy
    As we dance together
    Flowers blooming
    In our hearts

    And going stronger
    As the seasons go by

    Is it not the sweetest thing to say you're my wind
    What is a bird without wind afterall~
    I may have my wings but you're the one who lifts me up
    And gives me life
    Life that is the air I breath in
    To life that is flight that defines me
    Life is what you are to me <3

    A blue bird sings a melody
    Waiting for summer to come
    Waiting for it to fly back
    To where you're waiting, back home

    A blue bird sings a melody
    Until its voice runs dry
    Hoping you'll find it
    Hoping you'll reach where it is

    Is flight not the greatest thing?
    To be free from everything
    But thats false~
    What is freedom? Freedom is in the mind
    To not be held back and not be held down
    To think what you do is your choice and what's your choice is available for you to do
    To not think anything is weighing you down
    Perception is but a mind game
    And reality is but what you perceived
    Illusion is real
    The matrix is real

    A silent flame blazing alone
    Flickering in the dark, it shone

    My rhyme's all empty
    But this should be plenty
    - - -
    You sent me a challenge
    Without knowing my talent
    Or more like track record
    And the poems I have stored
    I lied, I have a secret unknown
    There's this site called rhymezone
    - - -
    We are kindred spirits
    To my place you should visit
    Where I post my poems and lyrics
    And enjoy each passing minute
    - - -
    I call it my poem pool
    Creations showing I'm a fool
    An amateur trying to be cool
    Writing things regardless of rule

    I do things freely
    some rhyme, some are freaky
    Unbound, I like to explore
    The different ways to say adore

    Posted in a deleted thread?
    Must be the mods, they like to shred
    Dreams and create dread
    I dunno, I need to get the rhymes out of my head

    I'm not bothering but showing love
    To Azu, the blessing form up above
    Tho she's from the down below
    At every instance, does she glow

    Congratulations on your exam
    Forget all that and hug this lamb
    Those tests are in the past
    Now, show us some of your craft

    context: Volx had an avatar that's a girl under the crescent moon
    - - -
    Is it a girl under the moonlight?
    Ever seen such a sight?
    Such a shame but neither have I
    how about the crescent moon on the sky
    - - -
    Do you gaze at the sky often?
    I don't get to see stars where I am, so for me that's uncommon
    - - -
    That's good if you feel delight
    Smile more, it'll make life light~
    - - -
    why the umm?
    is it not a story as nice as rum?

    Because you're feeling dread
    From the lack of update
    You're here seeking fun
    It's quite normal, hun

    Context: I had to post 5 poems praising @Nom de Plume (who I call AgroPlum), formerly known as PastaLady
    - - -
    Agricultural Plum is the best
    Eat fruits and veggies for good health
    They make you happy and healthy
    Agricultural Plum is mighty
    - - -
    Little agro plum
    Growing against the odds
    Against the pests of nature
    It grows big and strong

    Little agro plum
    Growing nice and delicious
    A sweet gift from nature
    A juicy treat for all
    - - -
    Pasta is delicious
    Plum is nutritious
    This lady is not suspicious
    This poem is repetitious
    - - -
    Plum is tart
    She likes to eat pie :3
    Plum is juicy
    The hottest gossip, THE usurper
    Plum is sweet
    She's a dear I like very much
    Plum is agriculturally grown
    That's my lovely AgroPlum~
    - - -
    "Lady Nom de Pasta"
    A lady, fair in appearance and conduct
    A nom, who likes to read 'magazines'
    A pasta, so delighful, her smiles brings smiles to all
    A plum, agriculturally grown, she inspires good in many

    This is my final praise poem
    But this won't be my last compliment
    My dear AgroPlum, my fair lady chum
    Continue to spread your laugh and smile <3

    The humans who don't know of their demise
    Fooling themselves, thinking they're on a rise
    The fairy looks upon the looming haze
    Tears rolled down, as they count the days

    For days a man walked
    Even if he is dazed and tired
    He went without rest
    Searching for his nest

    A harsh journey he went
    Until he's feeling faint
    Through harsh wind and terrain
    Against all odds and pain

    The castle they deeply long
    Where they won't be judged wrong
    Away from the world so cruel
    From people who treated them like a fool

    There was once a sheep
    Who likes to go meep
    One day went to the beep
    And ended up in the heap
    - - -
    Rhyme about me
    Or share your story
    Even if you only see
    It's fine, just be merry

    In her room
    Alongside her groom
    Slowly falling into a swoon
    Under the full moon

    Hiding under cover
    Hoping the person wont hover
    Our bodies still touching close
    And my face blushed like a rose

    I'm only eaten by one
    I would let none other run
    Dear kitten don't be sad
    Now you have Rika as your cat

    A simple book and a cup of coffee
    Accompanying, your presence near
    A gentle smile to the soft music
    A peaceful serenity

    The silhouette of a perfect moment
    A thousand dream of our dance together
    The scenes past and to come
    A blessing, is meeting you

    The moon shine forever
    Even after the song ended
    As does my love for you
    Waiting for the day we'll be back together

    The moon shine preserving
    Unobstructed by its surroundings
    Even behind you tears and darkness
    Those beautiful eyes still shine to me

    The moon shine unnerved
    Patiently it glowed over the night sky
    Watch the moon that's my love
    Patently I'll fight for our love

    Surprisingly you weren't the first to welcome me
    Nor were you the first to like me
    But as the guardian of profile posts, we hit it off well
    I know always have you at my call for avis that's belle
    Godepi and Googvii is your name
    Dear Vivianne, know you're a friend

    Like a fire burning
    Keeping me alive
    Giving me strength
    Hate, on my every step

    Look at her run!
    Her tail waddling around
    Look at her jump!
    Cute little hops here and there
    Look at her cuteness!
    But don't underestimate her
    The leader of cute bunnies!
    She'll make you die from moe

    Reply to Raneday:
    Hold my heart
    Dearly and tenderly
    I am yours
    Utterly and gladly
    So please love me
    - - -
    Reply to crimsonwolf8439:
    You who will always be with me
    You who truly cherish me
    You who would spend time with me
    You who is only in my head

    Us which is happily together
    Us which holds strong against it all
    Us which protects each other's back
    Us which I see only in my sleep

    A fluttering dream
    Of your flickers over my eyes
    Illuminating my darkness
    My light I chased around

    A flittering reality
    Of my search of your phantom
    Hiding away in the shadows
    My light no longer found
    - - -
    Captivate me with your dance
    Your fireworks of light and color
    The joy across your face
    And your touch embracing my heart

    Hold you close as we dance
    Under the gentle moonlight
    Your smile etched to my memory
    As we grasp each other tenderly

    Let me woo you with this dance
    In our own little spotlight
    My spirit and life I'd gift to you
    Hand in hand together

    Little birds and butterflies come near
    The stories of heroes and glory come hear
    Of men who came far to help us live free
    And men who fought to vanquish us for a fee

    Little birds and butterflies don't be scared
    Hear my words, none shall be spared
    The heroes seeking glory at our expenses
    With my songs I'll take away their senses

    I, your Queen, will make a pledge
    Even to those living at the land's edge
    The glory shall remain ours
    I'll keep you safe with all my powers

    A deep red
    The color of our ties
    Thick blood flowing
    Warmth surround

    A blissful smile
    As I enwrap you with warmth
    Close your tired eyes
    Dye us in red

    verver (ForumObserver) used to give me peeled seeds and be generally caring until someone called him out on it, then he goes out of his way to be NOT lol
    - - -
    history now lost
    along with his care
    the heart that once was tender
    the hands that once caressed
    it now comes with a knife
    looking at me with bloodlust
    - - -
    He called out to me with roughness in his tone
    The gentleness in my memories is now gone
    - - -
    yet we hold on to the memory
    tho we know it will never come again
    his passion i'll bear, in agony
    for to be forgotten would bring more pain
    - - -
    a pain of my heart deeper than flesh wound
    his eyes more than his knife felt like a world of doom
    a weep at the bitter taste of iron
    in hopes it'll quench his fire

    (source, his title was [Armoured Madman][Average Foot-Soldier])
    The soldier marched on
    Mad in his thirst for blood
    Mad in his hunger for glory
    Mad in his armour of steel
    The illusion of power it brings

    The soldier braved on
    Mad in his fight to death
    Mad in his marvel of murder
    Mad in his massacre of justice
    The delusion of righteousness it brings

    The soldier strove on
    Mad for higher kill counts
    Mad for more gold medals
    Mad for honor upon the battlefield
    The pull of insanity it brings

    The soldier struggled on
    Mad at his frenzied slaughter
    Mad at his wild crusade
    Mad at his self upon the battlefield
    The madness of war will never stop

    Your closest companion
    I who's always near
    Even in the darkest hours
    In the quietest moments
    Taking your breath away

    Heart thumping fast
    Running before its stop
    Afraid it'll be the last
    And what's left of it drop
    Lining up for the curtain call
    The red stage noisy with laugh
    Awaiting the gallant fall
    As the gun rings its last blast
    and went its unhindered path

    Blowing cold wind
    Surrounded the huddled two
    Exchanging warm white breaths
    Locked in a passionate kiss
    Recollecting past memories
    Adorned by the white snow

    Blowing white breaths
    Surrounded by cold air
    Huddling to your jacket
    Accompanied by memories
    Remembering the warmth
    Reflected upon the white snow
    - - -
    Blowing cold wind
    Surrounded the huddled two
    Rubbing hands together
    Warmed by white breaths
    Touching nose
    Closed eyes
    Locking lips
    Past recollection

    Glistening colourful scales
    Flying beyond the haze
    My pet dragon hunting
    Majestic in its bearing

    Coiling enthusiastically
    Nuzzling affectionately
    My pet dragon playing
    The cute glutton dancing

    Two powers gathered to tie the knot
    The highnesses ruling over the lot
    A day of joy and jolly
    None shall commit any folly
    Or we shall see heads rolling
    By the rulers' calling

    Gentle lights hit upon the eyes
    As it caresses and rouses awake
    Patiently waiting for you to embrace the morning
    Steadily waiting for me to rise upon the day

    A floating cloud, hovering unattached
    No anchor or ties, neither ending nor beginning
    Drifting about without destination
    As it sees the world with clouded eyes
    As it mindlessly wonders where it goes

    A floating cloud, travelling free
    As the wind soars, along the breeze
    Where the world takes it, it drifts
    Without caring what's around
    Without seeing what's below

    The gears of life turn
    As seasons passed and spring left
    As people came and went
    As you walked away from us

    The gears of life turn
    As I recall our memories
    As you've forgotten our stories
    As we turned back to strangers

    Gritting teeth, standing strong
    Amidts the tempest all around
    For the chaos is my friend
    Come at me, I'm not afraid

    Braving though the storm
    As if its but the norm
    Despite the turmoil within
    Put on a smile and my best skin

    The beginning of the story
    The start of a legacy
    The birth of the one fated
    To begin a new era of wonders

    For everyone carries a fate at birth
    Not one to burden but one to achieve
    One to pursue, to dream, to long for
    And as your birth was fated
    So is your story, until your death

    A heave or a sigh
    May be breath of relief
    A conclusion filled with smiles
    An end of cries and tears
    Or solitude, amidst the cold darkness
    Will your last breath be white then
    Even though your life was filled with dark skies
    Will you breath be easy
    Despite the hardships went through
    Whatever the story, we all breathe
    And we all will take our last breath

    A heavy sigh
    As I count my regrets
    The what nots and could bes
    The people gone and never came back
    The me of the past
    The me of now
    And what felt like forever
    A breath taken in a long pause
    A breath I let go heavily
    As deep as my attachment to life
    Despite all the regrets
    For it was one great laugh
    Ending on one last tear

    The pleasures all mine
    But sadly the clock chimes nine
    It's time to bid good bye
    I wish you'd be there again when I come by

    A weak smile across his face
    With a plate of nothing on his hand
    Yet tender in personage
    As he feeds his children spoonfuls
    An action full of love
    Unhindered by situation
    For a parent's love knows no bound
    Not even lack of materials would matter

    The biggest battle of the century
    Of the heart and the brain
    You know you need to
    Yet you cant help but shy away
    Oh, how you keep telling yourself to
    But what's the body when the heart refuses
    For we are but slaves of feelings
    And I still don't feel like socializing

    I lay in reminiscence
    Those I played around with
    who have laughed alongside me
    The people who are gone
    The ones left only in memories

    Of the times spent and gone
    Of the banters, the fights, the tears
    Of the serious discussions and craziness
    Of the memories
    I hold on to, desperately

    Happiness is selfish
    Would you rather world peace?
    Or a nice dinner at your table?
    Why enrich others
    When you're struggling to live

    Happiness is selfish
    Would you rather let other laze?
    While you're dead tired because of them?
    Why consider others
    When you're not being considered

    Happiness is selfish
    Would you rather fulfill expectations?
    Though it goes against your every being?
    Why fulfill other's wishes
    When yours is being crushed

    Happiness is selfish
    Keep chasing your self away
    Chasing others' dreams and hope
    Keep lying to yourself
    Putting on a bitter smile

    Happiness is selfish
    Where's your wishes now
    Your passion in life left behind
    What's in your empty heart
    Desperately grasping at nothing

    Happiness is selfish
    Your joy sneered at
    Your hopes trampled
    Your identity disregarded
    I'd rather be selfish
    - - -
    i think i wrote this more in line with "happiness should be selfish" we're too bothered by social success and such that we're trying to pursue the "common" definition of success and happiness when it's not always so.
    and also that a lot of people live for other people, that on itself is okay, but you see people trying to pursue other people's dreams and wishes at the expense of themselves. happiness is self defined. so shouldn't it be selfish? why are you being selfless and sacrificing your self

    Like magma
    Slowly creeping
    Deep red passion
    Burning everything
    Uncaring of its paths
    Its heat ever rising
    And it erupts loudly
    Bursting forth vehemently
    Flushing bright red
    Uncontainable emotions
    Unstoppable love

    Hold my hands
    As we walk in the darkness
    Keep me close
    As we travel the unknown
    Walk my path
    As we share this journey
    Write our story
    Of a lifetime

    Our end was not a forced one
    It was an amicable signing of a truce
    Our end was not in any war
    It was in a cafe at the corner of the streets
    Our end was not in death
    it was in separation

    Chaotic storm
    Taking the night away
    Waiting alone for a change
    The silence which brought relieve

    Neverending thunder
    Breaking the night apart
    Taking matters to their own hand
    The silence which brings fear

    A moonlit sky
    A wholesome, peaceful night
    The howls of the past remains
    The silence which never come

    A daylit night
    Darkness fall upon the eyes
    The cries of long past muffled
    The silence which takes all

    Water is dynamic, always moving forward
    Water is smooth, flowing along unhindered
    Water is strong, rushing past as it wishes
    Water is life, and no one can dare defy it
    - - -
    Even a dead unmoving
    May be a god to others
    Even a natural element
    May be a miracle to people

    Elated to see you
    I reached out my hand
    Blocked by clear glass
    It wasn't there before
    Scared to even knock
    So I looked at you from afar
    Saddened by the distance
    Yet I know I'm the cause
    Elated to see you
    Even if I don't deserve to

    I'll be your doll
    Gullible and naive
    Point me where you wish
    Take hold of my strings

    I'll be your doll
    There to look pretty
    For you to show off
    I'll be whatever you wish

    I'll be your doll
    Forever be by your side
    Even if you're not by mine
    A permanent smile on my face
    - - -
    A lifeless doll
    A forgotten toy
    Neglected over a better friend
    Thrown away when out of use

    All these are poems unpublished since 21 September 2016:
    Love is a series of commitment
    To you, to myself, to love
    My promises to treasure you
    To hold you dear, to keep you safe
    Your promises to treasure me
    To uphold my trust, to support me
    My promises to me
    Whether you know or not
    Is what makes me 'in love'

    My confidant
    The holder of my deepest secrets
    The only one who knows the truth
    The only one who can see me laid bare

    My treasure
    The best thing that's ever happened
    A gift to my monochromatic world
    A gift that brought my heart to life

    You'd give me my greatest wish
    And I'd be letting you in my life
    An exchange I will always look forward to
    Tho it will lead to nowhere
    You're still the greatest thing in my life
    The best thing in my heart
    The one I adore

    My treasure
    I'd like to give you the best gift I can
    Myself, on a ribbon for you
    Do you wish for it too?

    I can't say with confidence
    But everyday, I wish
    For a love that's forbidden
    A sweet fruit, served on a dish

    (source, replies to Peony)
    Must the change be of heartache?
    You'll reminiscent of the old times
    A nostalgic feeling with soft smiles
    Since your change makes you grin
    As you tackle the world with gritted teeth
    And a laugh to fill the void
    - - -
    Sing your hope and dreams
    The bubbles doesn't come from outside
    Seek warmth and comfort within
    The success of breaking through
    Sparks the joy and laughter
    - - -
    A youngster looking for a laugh
    Cozy beds only luls to sleep
    Step outside and bask in the storm
    The greatest adventure happens there
    At the rough seas the sails are jolly
    - - -
    The forest sings of hopes
    Dreams it brings towards lost adventurers
    They may be lost forever in dreams
    Or get out with riches and tales of glory
    Better brave through with their swords in hand
    The forest sings of hopes
    And I'll sing for the future

    Basking under the sun
    Breathing in the chill air
    Walking along the pavement
    Skipping my steps lightly
    Humming a random tune
    Ridding myself of thoughts
    Letting any chains go
    Enjoying the moment as it is
    Living life weightlessly
    Looking almost like flying
    Freeing myself to spend the days
    Smiling at each passing moment

    She took up a pencil and puts it on the paper. Quiet, she kept her pencil still.
    A line, a circle, random scratches on her paper as she wonders what to create.
    She took off the pencil from the paper and left the "drawing" be.
    She came back with some water color. Picking her favourite colors she made her strokes
    Yellow petals over the circle, green to cover the line.
    Then she took off and left the "painting" be.
    Washing away her paint palette, she decided to use the crayons instead.
    Taking a brown one, she filled the circle. With a light and dark green color she colored over the green watercolor.
    Without fully coloring it in, she stopped. She pondered whether the watercolor would have been a better choice.
    She tried adding a few strokes to make it better. But she stopped in her tracks.
    She picked the paper up and looked at it. Before finally deciding that she's unsatisfied by it and left it behind.
    What she can't see, is her mismatch of colour and tools bloomed a unique and beautiful sunflower. One that inspires warmth in others.
    And none of her strokes were for naught

    Wind gently blew
    Swaying the soft brown hair
    Sitting among the colors
    Enjoying the flowers
    A girl donning a white dress

    Wind tenderly flew
    Spreading the sweet floral scent
    Caring for each one
    Showering with love
    The lady tending the garden

    Wind quietly shew
    Taking your breath away
    A magnificent landscape
    A marvelous sight
    A flower brimming with beauty

    (source) (source)
    Slowly peek through the door
    Careful to open a little more
    The barrier from uncertain future
    The shelter where we were nurtured

    Through the gap, chilly winds blew in
    Harsh light as far as can be seen
    A scene welcoming dread
    A view making you afraid

    Taking a step back you look
    The memories which made you shook
    To the scene when your heart cracked
    To days when you feel like a wreck

    You hands tighten to a fist
    A clear direction without any mist
    Your watery eyes shines its light
    A step with all her might

    Dearly hoping for the best
    A little bird leaves its nest
    Without any life vest
    Looking for a little rest

    Breathe underwater
    Floating weightlessly
    Where the current flows
    With the light shining through

    Black and white world
    Filled with silence
    Cold deadpan eyes
    Seek excitement

    Emotions like a swirl of currents
    Crashing against your skin
    Pushing your body aside
    Drowning your soul in it
    Yet you let it stay
    You give yourself to it
    Volunteers to be consumed
    You enjoy your powerlessness
    Indulging in the waves of the ocean
    - - -
    Letting myself drown in an ocean so deep and heavy
    Letting myself be, accepting the tears as it flows without resistance
    Letting myself get carried by the currents and torrents of emotions
    I was indulgent
    - - -
    Drowning, I find myself somewhere I don't recognize.
    Drowning, I find myself someone I don't recognize.
    Drowning, I find myself someone I don't want to be.
    The river cares not who you are.
    It cares not where you hope to be.
    It cares not what you will be.
    But it's my life.
    And it'll be my regret.

    If I hope to soar like the bird I am, I must swim.
    And thus, I'll swim.

    (source, reply to BlancFrost on A Frost Flower)
    A weak smile
    A warm heart
    All it has hoped
    Has finally come

    Teeming with life
    Her barren land loved
    No longer alone
    A frost flower bloomed
    Beautifully as its last

    (source, reply to BlancFrost)
    Fleeing the frigid winds
    Fleeting glimpse of your shine
    Flying closer in admiration

    Seeing your petals of ice
    Sitting carefully beside
    Saying my weak hello
    - - -
    Peeking out to the white land
    The view the storm has sent
    Remnants of the storm gone past
    Who came and went just as fast

    The bird nuzzles the frost
    Who was there when she most
    Safely protecting her from harm
    An ice crystal who made her warm

    A fire bird found warmth in winter
    Without needing to go hither and thither
    The unlikeliest friendship grew
    From meetings so rare and few

    Singing my song to the sun
    Whose shine is reminiscent of yours
    Singing my song to the stars
    Who tenderly watches over your nights
    Singing my song to the sea
    Who connects my voice to you
    Singing my song deep within
    Where you reside close to me

    Each move makes a gait
    Each step leaves a mark
    Each walk shows yourself
    For others judgement

    You make me sad
    Over and over again
    I miss you!
    Hurry and come back

    You make me cry
    Over and over again
    It's tiring!
    Yet I can never get tired

    You make me lose sleep
    over and over again
    I'm tired!
    But I still want to talk

    You make me hot
    Over and over again
    I'm feeling embarassed!
    You better feel the same

    You make me fuzzy
    Over and over again
    You flirt!
    Kiss me more

    You make me warm
    Over and over again
    I wanna hug you tight!
    Come and cuddle with me

    You make me safe
    Over and over again
    I love you!
    Take responsibility!

    (source, made inspired by and in collaboration with Shad12ow)
    Holding a cup
    Meeting you
    Each with their own
    Each sharing theirs
    Every drip, a new story
    Every drop, a new experience
    And I'll continue meeting more
    And I'll continue sharing mine
    Drops from my own life
    Drips from others life
    For their learnings
    For their sharings
    - - -
    You gave me inspiration
    Each meeting a different story
    Here and there, him and her
    I hold my cup forward
    Receiving parts of you
    Your thought and experience
    From here on I'll still hold my cup
    And I'll share it
    With everyone I meet
    And everyone I will meet
    Share the story
    Share the experience
    Share my meeting with you
    Maybe they can get something from it
    Maybe they can give it to someone else
    Maybe they can inspire others as well

    Open your umbrella!
    Ready your bikini!
    It's summer time
    I want to play
    Let's have some fun
    And meet at the beach!

    Let the sun shine on you
    And keep your days bright
    Let it envelope you
    And keep your body warm
    Let it send my love over
    And keep your heart snuggly

    What a kid
    Wanting to join
    Yet only sulking
    Feeling lonely
    All on my own

    Such a kid
    Trying to follow
    Not undersanding
    Seeking attention
    All on my own

    I'm a kid
    Breaking into tears
    Just want pampering
    Hating to be
    All on my own
    - - -
    I'm a kid
    Breaking into tears
    Look at me, spoil me
    I don't want to be
    All on my own
    - - -
    Oh a little naive
    Oh a little trusting
    Full of hope
    Full of joy
    Protect them
    Shelter them
    Don't let them see
    Don't let them know
    The world we live in

    Enjoying the cool sand
    In which I ran my hand
    Under the red and white shade
    Cowering from the sun's blade

    Something I have long missed
    The wind which lightly kissed
    As the children run and played
    And my love at my side stayed

    A break from life so bland
    A vacation that's not too grand
    I don't need to go to swiss
    To enjoy this time of bliss
    A gulp of heaven
    Under the hellish heat
    Fill me up body and soul
    Lord, please a little more

    A sweet concoction
    A satisfied smile plastered on
    Fill me with energy and joy
    Lord, please a little more

    A gush of freshness
    Refreshing in this barren land
    Fill me again and again
    Lord, please a little more

    Lord, please a little more
    Just a little more
    A girl laughing silly
    Who I followed willy nilly
    Celebrating a day of nothing
    Which started to mean something

    A memory framed in
    Of pulled cheeks in a grin
    Laughing as we run around
    Finally feeling like we're found

    A moment stayed still
    Captured in the reel
    Unable to contain what we feel
    Intensity as if our first meal

    A magic swept me off of my feet
    Quickly it left after achieving its feat
    Wishing desperately to never rip
    Only to watch it surely slip

    A polaroid picture shared
    When we were still paired
    The only one I have kept
    Wet from the times I wept

    A girl laughing silly
    Who I followed willy nilly
    My treasure shining bright
    Empty without her in sight
    Pretty shells in pink
    Stronger than you think
    A shield for the pearl
    Decorated with whorl

    Loyal in its duty
    Hiding away the booty
    A chest of treasure
    But not up to measure

    Sometimes overlooked
    To remove when cooked
    Protecting the body
    It ain't too shoddy

    Pretty shells in pink
    That girls use to prink
    More than a knickknack
    It's a guard without lack
    Bob up and down
    Along the waves
    Feel the breeze hit
    As we cross the sea

    The rush, the thrill
    The ocean, the sky
    Open and free
    For all to roam

    All aboard, sailors
    It's an adventure!
    Come seek the blue sea
    And all its treasure
    Happiness on a stick
    Sweet cold vanilla ice
    Covered in chocolate
    One bite, you'll feel light

    Our story started then
    The ice cream I gave
    To sweeten your day
    When you were down

    A dumbfounded face
    Cold from your cheek
    Confused you asked why
    I replied with a grin

    "So it doesn't melt,
    You have to eat it!"
    A small and cute gesture
    To bring sweetness back

    A little ice cream magic
    Freshening your dark mug
    Bringing back your smile
    Bringing you back to me

    Happiness from a stick
    From then on it grows
    Stories of our sweet life
    And the ice creams we share
    A star fawned and adored
    A star fit for the spotlight
    A star shining amidst the dark
    A star only in its wishes
    For it is only a starfish

    Without shine to light the sky
    Without charm to woo people
    Not high and looked up to
    Not loved and looked for
    It will only be a starfish

    Though it forgot its tenacity
    Though it survives only by that
    Until the day it stops fighting
    Until the day it becomes a star
    The only star of the sea - a starfish
    One step on the sand
    Another step left a mark
    Trailing along the hot sand
    Marks of 2 pairs of feet
    Walking closely side by side

    The baby blue sandals
    With straps of white
    And a small flower
    Sitting on the center
    A remnant from our beach walks

    The baby blue of the bright sky
    A lovely sight, visible no longer
    A set of sandals now only one
    A pair of trail now no more
    Leaving behind a lonely one
    - - -
    An orange sky with streaks of red
    I still walk on this sandy path
    Looking away from our memories
    Yet looking out for sights of you

    I walk again on the now cool sand
    With the water gently hitting me
    Waking me to this cold reality
    That I can no longer wear your gift

    An orange sandal with straps of red
    I still wish we were hand in hand
    Looking back to our days on this beach
    Yet looking... I am still looking
    Crackling laughs
    Surrounded the fire
    Sounds of metal hitting
    And lots of loud chewing

    Permeating warmth
    Spread from the fire
    Cheers and jeers mingling
    Drinks and stories shared

    Deepening bonds
    Tempered by the fire
    Family built over friendship
    Brightly burn, an undoused flame
    I want to be a child again
    Running around on the sand again
    Being excited at the tides again
    Happy from building a castle again
    Made of sand, simple and plain

    Even though it was fleeting
    Even if they were small things
    Bliss through the whole seating
    Exploring with unhindered wings
    In my world, I was the king

    Now I'm buried under the sand
    Running away from what life planned
    Being lifeless from days so bland
    Happiness fit for sardines canned
    Grasping sand, slipping out of hand

    I used to bring the bucket around
    Making moats for my castle compound
    The whole beach was my playground
    Now inside the bucket I'd be found
    A cliff surrounding a burial mound

    In this inverted castle I am bound
    A crownless king that has been downed
    I dare not move in fear of getting drowned
    Part of the big world, I'm without sound
    I want to be a child again, smiles abound
    Staying as still as the water
    Calm waves washing over me
    Surrounded by the serene blue
    I reach out to the light

    Moonlight reflected on the water
    Does not compare to its beauty under
    A tight embrace of the ocean
    Finally I'm in the open

    Escaping bubbles, tightening chords
    Flashbacks play on the water theatre
    Up to the end, the curtain fell
    Closing over, no longer bright

    A darkness to conclude it all
    Faint smile at the little tought
    No more light, no more life
    Staying as still as the water
    - - -
    A tangy orange breaks my trance
    Grab a hold, keep afloat
    Catch the life buoy thrown
    Don't throw your life away

    Faint sounds of loud people
    Like the angel's whispers
    But the blue pulls stronger
    And the shallows turn deep

    Desperately grasping at nothing
    Dearly hoping for something
    Despairing and gasping for air
    Dreading while choking on water

    Fighting for a breath
    As bubbles fill my vision
    The serene blue all across
    Once again I am lost
    - - -
    Gasp! I blinked and chocked
    I can still feel on my skin
    Unrelenting and intimate
    The cold embrace, the tight pull
    The water closing in on me

    Cough! I shudder and huddle
    The calm and serene blue
    My memories playing
    On the refracted light
    My body laying still

    Shivers. I rock and sway
    A moment of peace lulling me
    An eternal sleep welcoming me
    I can see my family gathering
    By the dinner table laughing

    Smile. I close my eyes
    The smell of sweets and bread
    The donut of my childhood
    A precious treasure of rarity
    I reached for the lost memory

    Splash! I grabbed on tightly
    Belligerent and shocked
    Confused and unaware
    Only knowing that I was safe
    From a sleep more peaceful
    Than I had bargained for
    Sand flew across the desert
    Travelling along dry air
    The heatwaves danced
    Swaying left and right
    A land without humidity
    Where hot air radiated
    An arid expanse
    A barren land
    Amidst it all
    Promise of fruit
    Sweetness in each bite
    A treat for the tired
    For the hungry and thirsty
    A reward for holding on despite hardships
    For the ones who have endured the sun
    A breath of life among the dreary
    A color between the bleak
    Green in the desert

    In picture format (read from below):
    Green _______ in the desert ___
    A color __ between the bleak
    A breath of life among the dreary
    For the ones who have endured the sun

    A reward ___ for holding on despite ___ hardships
    For the
    hungry and thirsty
    treat for the tired
    Sweetness in each bite
    Promise of fruit
    Amidst it all
    A barren land
    An arid expanse
    Where hot air radiated
    A land without humidity
    Swaying left and right
    The heatwaves danced
    Travelling along dry air
    Sand flew across the desert
    We gather and sit by the table
    Surrounding the delectable
    A watermelon, big and fresh
    To battle the heat and refresh

    Our little summer ritual
    Where happiness is mutual
    Stories and laughter abound
    But only support all around

    Little by little the ritual faded
    The fresh gathering now jaded
    No one left to lend an ear
    And my treat salty from tears

    Dissatisfaction from the simplest things
    Differences without understandings
    No more ears and shoulders
    Just one-sided power holders

    The gathering of joy and life
    Overtaken by shouts and strife
    Eating my watermelon in reminiscent
    Waiting for my turn in this arguement
    Make me cool and protect me
    From the blaring sunlight
    Make me cool and protect me
    Even more from glaring eyes

    Meek and quiet, a weirdo
    I was called by my mates
    With pointing fingers
    With jeers and stares

    Meek and quiet, I can't refute

    How I wish it's different
    How I wish I could speak up
    How I wish I'm not meek
    How I wish I'm not me

    I changed my clothes to trendy
    Hoping it'll be like magic
    I changed my glasses to shades
    Hoping it'll hide my scared eyes

    Make me cool and protect me
    I must never show my teary eyes
    Make me cool and protect me
    I must never show my feeble heart
    The blaring light shines upon
    Giving the blessing of sight
    Taking away the shivering cold
    A dominant presence unhidden

    The big sun in the clouds
    Shining bright at us
    Tirelessly giving energy
    Accompanying our day

    The stars scattered up above
    They flicker small and faint
    But you're mistaken! Look closely!
    They're all big suns, far away

    The little suns in the sky
    Thousands lighting the dark
    Giving a romantic sight
    Accompanying our night

    The gentle smile on your lips
    The loving care of your arms
    Whose warmth is beyond compare
    My personal sun by my side

    The bright sun in my heart
    Whose brilliance outshine
    All other suns in the sky
    Accompanying me all my life
    A stir of the swizzle
    It has been a long day
    Even if it's not past nine
    Getting on my little sail

    A little bit of fizzle
    Want to go for a little yay
    Spend time with dearly mine
    Go on a laid back trail

    It's not time for a drizzle
    I'm going to enjoy my holiday
    A little alcohol is fine
    An escapade of cocktail
    - - -
    It has been a long day
    Not wanting to hit the hay
    Want to go for a little yay
    Gonna go out of my way
    And get myself a holiday

    Not checking my email
    Getting on my little sail
    Go on a laid back trail
    Escapade with my cocktail

    A stir of the swizzle
    A little bit of fizzle
    To match with the sizzle
    It's not time for a drizzle

    A little alcohol is fine
    Some fine mix of wine
    Made by dearly mine
    From the greatest vine
    Even if it's not past nine
    A single colour among the sand
    A ball stranded by the beach
    Vivid and vibrant, yet also dull
    A beach ball left in the dust

    A sad and lonely existence
    A playmate with no mate to play
    Reminiscing the old times
    Imagining a fictitious future

    Wail at the faraway ocean
    Cry at the empty seas
    At nothing and no one
    Only to hear its own agony

    On the turn of the season
    The chilly winds blow
    Another day same old
    Except for a small presence

    A warmth long longed for
    A laugh dearly missed
    A hold that mean the world
    Wrapped in the tiny arms

    Not at the sea is fine
    Being dirty with mud is fun
    I'll play and bounce again
    Finally I'll smile again

    The flowers on the night sky
    The flowers of winter frost
    The flowers in your hands
    As you face me on one knee
    - - -
    The loud beating of my heart
    The man promising me our lives
    The cold stillness of the air
    Melted by your warm presence
    And the kiss we shared that night

    Words can no longer convey
    How you have made my heart sway
    Like magic, you made life not grey
    Dear, let me take you away

    I was but a lone stray
    Passing by you said hey
    By chance you came that day
    Then, You were nothing but a prey

    Never thought I'd want you to stay
    Until the day we will both lay
    Together for eternity, I pray
    My sweet lovely little fay
    - - -
    I was but a lone stray
    Passing by you said hey
    By chance you came that day
    Then, You were nothing but a prey

    Never thought I'd want you to stay
    Until the day we will both lay
    Together for eternity, I pray
    My sweet lovely little fay

    Words can no longer convey
    How you have made my heart sway
    Like magic, you made life not grey
    Dear, let me take you away

    My treasure no more
    My treasure even so
    Hold me tight and don't let go
    Inside the Polaroid frames

    (source, in collaboration with The Writers)
    Everyday i made a small story on my own.
    As many star in the sky with different shape of their own.
    I lift up my pen and drown deep on my thought.
    What story today could give me i wonder...

    A story of a little girl destined for more
    A story of an orphan boy taking up sword
    A story of kings, their fall and ruin
    Different worlds and different people

    @Land Of Tea
    Myrid worlds, myrid stories
    Some fade away, some shine brilliantly
    where there is light there will be darkness

    A story of shipwrecked sailor living in a shore
    A story of a greedy king wanting more and more
    I am thinking stories for today
    Just like I did yesterday
    I think and think just to find my own true story
    And to create it as a masterpiece of it's own

    My imagination fly freely
    As my pen dance over the white paper
    Words which becomes worlds
    Emotions which becomes life

    Suddenly, inspiration strikes!
    A new world starts coming to light,
    And as my thoughts fill up the page,
    Words make magic; am I a mage!?

    Memories of our past
    how long 'twill last
    The feelings that we shared
    The lies that was bared

    I'm a creature from your imagination
    And I will never be a someone else imitation
    I'll surpass all of the limitation
    and never fear any intimidation

    @Zone Q11
    I am there for everyone, big or small.
    I will always be loyal and answer your call.
    So everything will be fine, even if you hit a wall,
    For I will be there as I will never fall.

    This poem is getting far from where it began
    It's good but it's not what I want
    It's ok, I know people are trying their best
    But I am still writing this line
    So people, get the true meaning

    We we'll end the day, around our friends
    then smile wide and drop our pens.
    but no matter how the story bends
    This isn't how the story ends

    @Fabulist Ed
    Words of life are uncertain by nature
    be it epic or be it bland
    from glorious start to lacklustre ends
    Journeys uncertain, is the alluring curtain
    For it is not satisfaction I so desire
    but the avoidance of life' dreary mire

    A stroke of pen, a beginning of a tale.
    In my wonder, mystical worlds dances to life.
    Unbounded by reality, caged in thoughts.
    A sentence, I shall realise my own reality.

    @Aster Anemone
    Some hard facts some wandering fantasies
    moving fingers on blank pages
    feeling faded canopies
    watching moving long dead sages

    I am surprised by the number of paragraphs here
    It's more than good , it's fare
    I love to see that I am writing today
    Hoping to achieve what I didn't yesterday
    I hope this story goes on
    Till dusk to the dawn

    Everyday we make small stories on our own
    Like the stars in the sky, small but many
    Together creating shapes and constellations
    Today too, I lift up my pen and let my hands flow
    What story would the stars create today, I wonder~

    @Zone Q11
    Reserving too many stories,
    I get weaker by the day.
    Forgetting about the chronology and the categories,
    I fall down and stop the play.

    Many people, many minds
    Many talents all combined
    To show the world
    They have no fear
    To put downs thoughts that slowly disappear

    Escaping out through the cracks
    Slipping through as there's no turning back
    Black and white is what they see
    Black and white is all they need

    In the Flanders fields the poppies grow
    A marker for the nameless and unknown
    Don't forget us, don't forget us
    We were once loved, we were once brave
    We were once glorified as heroes of the land
    Don't forget us, don't forget us
    In the fields of sunset blooms
    Under the fields of thunderous booms
    Don't forget us, don't forget us
    A marker for the long forgotten
    The Flanders field where poppies grow
    - - -
    Talks of red flowers and war always reminds me of poppies and flanders field. This is the poem I was sorta referencing: In Flanders Fields. Poppies is used in remembrance days when you remember the lost lives and past soldiers, seems fitting somehow

    Melt in your mouth goodness
    I'm captured in your shells
    Just one meeting is enough
    One bite and I know you're my best

    Each only a tiny piece
    One by one they come
    Like the drops of snow
    Slowly covering the land
    Steadily come and gather
    Creating a sheet of white
    A canvas for more ink
    A playground for writers
    A pool filled with rhymes

    A little birdie will always sing
    Hoping for dear friends to swing
    When they see a poem that ring
    And that it won't be only a fling
    So that we can become a thing

    A bird sang to the wind
    Merrily sang on its tree
    But as winds are it came and left
    But as trees are it only stands quietly
    And the bird was left on its own

    The small chick continues singing
    Hoping for more people to come
    An old man came by for some shade
    Excited, the little feathers sang louder
    Until the park sparked with colour

    More people came, more people left
    Some joined with their own tunes
    Creating a song much better
    Than when she was on her own
    Blooming a park teeming with life

    A bird sings to the wind
    Letting it carry over her tunes
    To the people who come and go
    To the presences who bring warmth
    And to the reason for her singing

    Evil and good side by side
    Two sides of a coin
    All inside any people
    None free from the other

    A baby tiger that's playing around
    A little king before it takes its crown
    The sight of them running and jumping
    Now rare with their lands disappearing
    They mourn and cry for their lost homes
    But the humans can only hear their roars
    In fear we take up our sticks and stones
    In fear they take out their claws and fangs
    Are we not the same in our cries
    Are we not the same in our fears
    Are we not the same
    Longing for a home
    To call our own

    Outside my window
    Winter is harsh~
    Walking alone
    I~ look up to the sky~

    Hand in my chest
    As~ it starts to fall~
    The rain- that only I~ can see~

    Looking away
    I dicided to stay~
    A world without you
    Is a world thats only of cold~

    And in your hands
    I looked at your face
    And- in this picture I~ will stay~

    (source, related to Captured)
    I walked on today as well
    Went through the usual roads again
    All alone as I pass by the park
    No more of your laugh as company

    My treasure no more
    My treasure even so
    Hold me tight and don't let go
    Inside the Polaroid frames

    The world beyond is scary
    Outside the frames, life is harsh
    Darling I need you by my side
    Keep me safe inside your arms

    (source, in reply to Bielt)
    The warmth of the sun in my grasp
    Even amidst the winter's blizzard
    Blissful in my own memories
    Etched on the white canvas

    Spread throughout my sight
    Happy moments, joyous occasions
    As cold seeps in unnoticed
    And the mind wanders away

    Happy day for the birdy
    Frolicking under the sun
    Happy day for the birdy
    Surrounded by people fun

    Come on over dear
    Your plea I hear
    But I'm afraid I'm too late
    I hope this won't bring me hate

    A wide smile
    A beautiful sight
    Of a lucky one
    Showered with love

    With tears invisible
    To anyone but themselves
    Who bleed as much
    As they are hidden

    Whose scars form a smile
    Showing their happiness
    Because kindness isn't kind
    And laughter can not be forced

    Your life is so great
    Yet you still complain
    Look at the things you have
    You should be grateful

    I'm grateful for my stress
    Gritted teeth And fitful rests
    Because it taught me
    Kindness isn't kind

    I'm grateful for my pains
    because it taught me
    Happiness isn't yours
    Happiness is mine

    It's not yours to give
    Nor to force to others
    It's mine to define
    And mine to get

    You call me your sun
    Yet you're the one I go to for warmth
    You call me the best
    Yet you're the one I go to to rest
    You call me a star
    Yet you're my light amidst the dark
    You call me the moon
    Yet you're the one who keeps making me swooned
    You call me your light
    And I want to tell you you're mine

    You dropped me off into a land of strangers
    Only to find myself among angels
    Like minded family and friends
    Who are there through odds and ends

    Spinning your wheel of fate
    I landed on quite a good slate
    Fickle Lady Luck, it was only by chance
    To have what I have from only a glance

    Nausea and fatigue
    Stretchmarks on my skin
    A bump on my lean body
    But I've fallen for you already

    You kicked and I was surprised
    I too can't wait until we meet
    For our encounter of a lifetime
    But actually I love you already

    I went to the same place again
    Ordered the same coffee again
    Sat at the same spot again
    By the window where the sun shines

    Overlooking the same sight again
    Thinking about live again
    Arriving at the same sigh again
    But this time you caught my sigh

    A slight difference among the usual
    Has changed my life grandly
    A chance meeting that's only casual
    Made me fall so quick and utterly

    A swirl of the hand
    Enjoying its delightful scent
    A tip of the glass
    Enough for its marvelous taste
    A smile of the lady
    Intoxication to the highest degree

    A chat on a whim
    Enjoying each other's company
    A touch on my waist
    Enough to make my heart skip
    A peck on your lips
    Intoxication to the highest degree

    A sense of gravity

    The light in front of me fading
    As I feel myself falling
    Freely without harness
    Leaving me with darkness

    My sole company

    A depth without an end
    An abyss with an end
    Calmly taking over and disorienting
    The sole power amidst the nothing

    Sinking eternally

    Stop and float in space
    Stop and crash in place
    Both things to abhor
    Gravity as my anchor

    Wishing indecisively

    In the middle if darkness
    With nothing as a harness
    I feel myself fading
    Into the gravity, blending

    (source, in reply to Siostar)
    It's okay cause there's chocolate
    To give me energy i'll need to outlet
    Ice cream and sweets as my booster
    Even if sick i'll still work like rooster
    Last edited: May 23, 2020
  3. Pyoo

    Pyoo ☀ Summer Melody ☀

    Jan 21, 2016
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    The chesire cat grinned, its teeth shining against the night sky
    - - -
    Is the part not better than the whole~
    When it paints a happier picture
    Of a bright grin and loud laugh
    A moon not for drinking alone
    Inviting those who view to smile along
    - - -
    A merry festival
    Celebrating the moon
    On the last summer night
    When the cold linger

    Let me cry first~
    Hold me close first~
    All I want from you
    To put me first~
    - - -
    (expanded by @Osamaru )
    (sang by @Pyoo )
    [Original] Canary & Osa - First
    Tell me dear, what should I do?
    My heart grows cold, to think its true,
    Tell me love, how to stop the pain.
    The love we share, has it begun to wane?

    Let me cry, first~
    Hold me close, first~
    All I want from, you
    To put me, first~

    All I wish, is to hear your voice.
    to know I'll always, be your first choice
    to be the one, always on your mind
    but was I a fool? or was I blind?

    Let me cry first~
    Hold me close first~
    All I want from you
    To put me first~

    Maybe it's selfish, but I don't care
    If my heart is true, I don't want to share
    all I want, is your eyes on Me,
    for my love to be, the first you see.

    Let me cry first~
    Hold me close first~
    All I want from you
    To put me first~

    Freely conquer the sky
    Freely cross the seas
    Freely roam the earth
    No borders unreachable
    Freely take flight
    For I am a bird

    (original) (source, expanded by Osamaru)
    Our end was not a forced one
    It was an amicable signing of a truce
    Our end was not in any war
    It was in a cafe at the corner of the streets
    Our end was not in death
    it was in separation.

    It was a slowly dying flame,
    Who's warmth gently faded.
    It was the changing of a season,
    the passing of time and changing leaves.
    It was something we both saw coming,
    but were to numb to stop from bearing fruit.
    Now it whithers slowly
    Like your bouquet
    Petals falling gradually
    Like my tears
    Unhindered, unintentionally
    Like our hearts
    Crumbling quietly

    Because it still aches
    like a wound, freshly open
    when your eyes land on another,
    like they once gazed at me.
    and I watch you gently drift away,
    like dry and crumbling leaves
    scattered by the autumn wind.

    Shrieks and screams
    Gripping your heart
    As your breath disappears

    Eerie silence of death
    Welcomes the braves
    Who passed the border

    Gatekeepers of hell
    Hides in the shadows
    Burning those who dare

    The feather moves across the paper
    Leaving its trace for the world to see
    Yet not one knows of this shadow
    An unnamed even to the end

    The feather moves across the ocean
    Leaving its words for the world to read
    Even through the hidden mysteries
    She's still the one we love to the end

    The stars shine upon the land
    Roaming throughout the night
    Lighting the way to home
    But where do they wander to
    Not a soul knows

    Looming over the night sky
    The everpresent moon
    Beaming its presence
    Tsukikage - Moonlight

    A tiptoe and a creak
    A little ninja has snuck in
    Switching documents around
    A naughty skillful ninja has come in

    Lady Blanc paced in panic
    "The mischevious ninja!" she shouted
    But there is a new document
    The curious ninja left behind
    A drawing of Lady Blanc's smile
    May be the ninja is nice after all

    A tiptoe and a creak
    A little shadow snuck in
    Going to and fro and all around
    A sneaky shadow cleaned the mess

    Carefully without any sound
    A quiet shadow moved around
    Shh~ tell no soul~!
    It's just the shadow's night stroll

    Looming over the bright sky
    A dark, commanding presence
    Covering the day with darkness
    Taking away the warmth

    A rare sight to behold
    Of the moons magnificence
    Often forgotten and untold
    Yet no eyes dare to see

    A presence of fear
    A presence of gloom
    A rare sight to behold
    With no one watching

    No broad smiles
    No gasps of awe
    Only shakes and chills
    And eyes shy with dread

    A silent tear
    A quiet weep
    A quick escape
    Before its heart break

    Never did it mean for this
    Never did it want this
    Never did it wish
    To be denied like this

    All it longs for, it never sees
    Lively children along the field
    The hustle bustle of humans
    Warm days it never had

    The moon’s shadow loomed
    Over the sky with gloom
    Soundlessly it disappears
    Hoping for something not fears

    Taking on a different form
    To one that’s a bit more warm
    It steps onto earth to roam
    Longing for a welcoming home

    The world on paper is unbound
    As free as imagination allows
    Limitless like the great blue sky
    Yet for a holder of a pen
    For the narrator of a play
    You're confined
    Restricted by words you said
    Enclosed by rules you set

    The world outside is vast
    With mountains as high as the clouds
    With seas deep and dark
    Many faces and their numerous stories
    Many paths and walkways unexplored
    Yet for an explorer you're bordered
    Surrounded by walls as thin as paper
    One by the name of fear

    Unwilling to taint the canvas
    Hesitant to take it away
    In a small white room I stayed
    Alone with gloomy thoughts
    Circled by the intimidating blank
    Petrified by the what-ifs and could-bes
    Crumpled by the weight of stillness

    The world is broad and infinite
    But would you be willing to make it so
    - - -
    Author note:
    The world on paper is unbound
    As a writer my world is as wide and free as I allow it
    So why do I feel like it is small?

    In a small white room I stayed
    Alone with gloomy thoughts
    In a small white room I stayed
    Silent with dwindling hope

    That I can be weak
    That I can be enough
    Yet in the white room
    I continue to stay

    "Let my voice reach you,
    Let me inside your world"
    An indistinct tap echoes
    Rousing my restless sleep

    "So that we can grow together"
    A faint knock whispers
    Carrying with it warmth
    Foreign in my small white room

    My rigid body unfurls
    My athropied shell creaks
    My sore and tense muscles stretch
    My frigid heart beats

    And tears finaly fall again

    You have a lot of little rights
    That's very easy to disregard
    Things taken for granted

    But these little rights
    Are what makes every day
    And you make me happy everyday

    (source; the theme is [Happiness] and [Time])
    Time of Joy
    Winter is finally here!
    The season of hotpots
    Of cute layered clothes
    Of huddling under the blankets

    Snow is finally here!
    The serene sight of snowfall
    Snow ball fight and its merry laughs
    Snow angels lying side by side

    You're finally here!
    My lovely Christmas date
    My yule dinner partner
    My kiss for this eve

    Hanging your head down
    Kissing the ground
    Waiting to be slaughtered
    Nothing but a chicken

    Are you satisfied?
    Happy with only clucking
    Without lives of your own
    Nothing more than livestock

    Alive only to eat and die
    Beautiful only on the plate
    To fill others' bellies full
    Nothing left after but trash

    (source; the theme is [Evil Intentions] and [Secrets])
    Don't break yourself
    Let go of the burdens
    The veil of fortitude
    Let me see your bare self

    The beautiful you as you are
    Without frivolous decorations
    Without the defensive shields
    Without the masks you don

    Take away the guise
    The ones for strangers
    Don't handle it alone
    Let me carry it along

    I'll embrace your imperfections
    I'll be your strength at your weak
    I'll be here to support you
    Let me in your world

    Soft, tender whispers
    Embracing warmly
    Stripping the layers
    One by one, slowly

    For what reason did you come
    For your curiosity or compassion
    For your overflowing good intention
    Or is it you who is actually masked

    Dear santa
    Have I been a bad boy?
    Why didn't you come?
    I only have one wish

    Dear Santa
    All I want is my papa
    Why is he not back?
    I promise to be good

    Dear Santa
    - - -
    I wanted to show a plea at nothing by a little boy who lost both his dad and his santa

    I love you, I truly do
    I'm sorry, my dear
    Only you can save us
    She was never seen again

    A girl so young and innocent
    beautiful with her bright smiles
    Full of spirit in this time of hardship
    Sent off only to be broken

    In the time of hunger
    Where the worst will come
    The lesser of two evils
    Is still a light in the road

    Even if the light is dim
    Dark and bloody

    Scavenging everywhere for scraps
    Only to find other diggers
    For even the tiniest bits
    Are like golden rares
    Treasures beyond precious
    Only existing as a fantasy

    Surrounded by fellow hunters
    But no one is a companion
    Driven mad by hunger
    Gone senile by fright
    This is a fight they'll fight
    Even just for one measly bite

    When you lose your food
    You start losing more things
    Even your sense of self
    Stripped of other necessities
    Your sole drive is survival
    Even at the cost of your soul
    - - -
    Uninvited yet it lingers, rejected yet it stays
    We never welcomed it with open arms
    Now we can only open our hands
    Desperately begging for even crumbs
    Tightly cupping for even rainfall
    Shaky hands wet with precisious water
    To help quench the gripping hunger

    It's the same road
    Though different building
    Conflicting visions
    Scenes of long gone

    It's the same corner
    Yet a different feeling
    Fading memories
    Pangs of nostalgia

    It's not the same place
    Filled with different people
    But the same laughter and joy
    Surrounding my melancholy
    - - -
    Distant and long gone
    Treasured nonetheless
    Each instant, each second
    Still close to my heart

    We only want to play
    Running across the field
    Against the swaying grass
    As the wind brush past

    It's a simple little dream
    To be just like any children
    Running together unhindered
    Roaring laughter unworried

    But like an irrefutable promise
    Like a child seeking playmates
    Ending our simple pleasure
    Adults with roaring laughter

    As hell greets reality
    As life and death confound
    We continue to run
    Running from slaughter

    We dream simply
    Yet the war never ends
    The attacks never die
    Only my friends one by one

    In their peaceful slumber
    I hope they now live a dream
    Our lifelong unrealized wish
    To laugh without fear

    Prompt: An old woman watching the rain while remembering her youth (by @Bielt )

    Thunderous roars
    Madly flying past
    Raging and bold
    Spirited and vigorous

    A sudden storm
    Catching my breath away
    But ever so short lived
    My first love

    A story long past
    Of passionate times
    Of two youths in love
    With nothing else but love

    But that is just a memory
    How time have changed
    Bones tired and weary
    Hair of white and grey

    Our feet no longer strong
    Our dance no longer feverish
    Our flames no longer burning
    Our love no longer roaring

    All that's left is a small trickle
    A rainbow in the sky
    A field full of life
    A house weathered by storm

    A home strengthened by storm

    Prompt by @Osamaru

    My dearly beloved
    Please grow strong
    Solid and gallant wings
    To fly wherever you want

    My dearly beloved
    Please grow gracefully
    Reverberant sound, exquisite songs
    To be heard even in the farthest lands

    My dearly beloved
    Please grow kind
    Helping hand in hand
    Through the harsh winter

    My dearly beloved
    Please grow up
    I cannot be with you long
    But I hope you will carry on

    My dearly beloved
    I love you forever and always
    This overflowing warmth
    I hope you can feel it too

    Prompt by @Osamaru

    The scary night has passed
    Of chilling wind and creeping snow
    Of blinding white and solitude
    Of being saved by your arms

    Was it scary for you too
    Are you frightened stiff
    Have you gone cold from fear
    The storm have stopped now, don't you worry

    Thank you for protecting me
    I won't let you worry
    I won't let you be sad
    I won't let you be sorry

    I'll grow strong and full of grace
    I'll grow up warm and kind
    Just as you were with me
    I love you forever and always

    It's me against the world
    So I have to be tough
    Tough to those under
    Tough to those above
    Especially, tough to myself

    What a tiring way of living
    Surrounded by hostiles
    Angry faces and backbites
    But you'll preservere
    Because a leader must be hated

    What an ugly way of living
    Talk before you're talked
    Hurt so you're not hurt
    Persuade and manipulate
    All for the sake of your goal

    What a bloody way of living
    Blame the whole world
    For pushing her away
    When she's the one pushing
    In the end, what's left?

    I don my festive lights
    Among the celebrations
    Smiles of families gathered
    Shining bright for the humans
    While choking and barely alive

    How can you smile so bright
    While others are suffering
    How can you laugh so loud
    Just because you can't hear
    Just because I'm not you

    I haven't chosen this
    To be sacrificed
    To be the one in pain
    For the happiness of others
    I was never given the choice

    Amidst all these cheers
    The feast, the lights
    The hymns praising the Lord
    I can only shed silent tears
    Counting my final days
    - - -
    Author note: This is actually part of my Christmas themed poems orz

    It was not my intention to call
    To shine, to allure, to seduce
    To bring you any warmth
    All the way to you deathbed

    I am just here, waiting
    Waiting for all this to end
    Waiting for the guilt to disappear
    Waiting for a blameless life

    But all is for naught
    And one by one they come
    Seeking warmth I dont intend to give
    Seeking light I dont intend to have

    Is the fault still mine to bear?
    - - -
    If my warmth invites
    If my beauty endangers
    If my smile erases
    Then should I end it all?

    What's the use of kindness
    If all it brings is misery
    What's the use of a life
    If all it brings is disaster
    - - -
    The rose by nature has thorns
    The flame by nature burns hot
    It is the natural way of the world
    For the beauty to protect themselves
    For me to be guarded by death

    It may not be my sin
    It might not be my fault
    But the lives lost won't return
    And the wails of those left echoes
    Along with their cries of vengeance
    - - -
    I am powerless and incapable
    The only way I can protect myself
    Annihilating those who hold me
    Eradicating those who embrace

    A flame by nature burns hot
    But it contains no warmth
    Neither friends nor foes
    Only the curse of solitude


    Never satisfied with what you have
    Every little faults magnified
    Like shackles binding tightly
    Taking away your freedom

    But you would never be free
    The shackles will never leave
    Weighing down as you walk
    A cripple with limited movements

    Listen to the music
    Count your blessings
    Let your body move and dance away
    The shackles hinder nothing

    For you would never be free
    The shackles will never leave
    So enjoy the clinks of the chain
    Let it be part of the music

    Dance to the chains
    Let yourself be free
    Unlimited, unbound
    Full of life and spirit

    You would never be satisfied with what you have
    Every little faults magnified
    Yet the blessings goes uncounted

    You're bound and shackled
    In your self-created prison
    But you would never be free

    The shackles will never leave
    So forget about the weights
    About the cold metal bind

    Dance the thoughts away
    the cuffs hinders nothing
    the chains mean nothing

    The restrain still exist
    The faults won't go away
    But you can be free

    You can choose to dance
    Enjoy the clinks of the chain
    Let it be part of the music

    Not limited and bound
    By shackles you create
    By the wrongs and errors

    Count your blessings
    Listen to the music
    Let yourself dance away

    I don't say I love you out of reflex
    I say it to convince myself
    I'll feel that way for you
    That is my greatest promise

    I don't say I love you out of habit
    I say it out of responsibility
    I'll continue feeling that way
    To uphold my sacred promise

    I don't say I love you out of obligation
    I say it to show you my dedication
    Because I chose you as you did me
    Tie the bond of our promise

    I don't say I love you out of love
    I say it as my commitment
    Because love is fleeting
    While our promise is everlasting

    Flower on a mountain
    Blooming amidst harshness
    Cold and barren land
    Only emphasizes its beauty

    Delicate white petals
    Among the jagged rocks
    Narrow paths steep cliffs
    Danger at every step

    Show me your will and strength
    Your resolve and determination
    Show me what I mean to you
    Only then will I say yes

    This is my test of love
    My show of will
    My efforts for you
    My flower on a mountain

    Please accept my offering
    My embodiment of love
    Please say you love me
    I want to make you mine

    Delicate beauty
    Unparalleled strength
    My lovely edelweiss
    My heart is captivated

    Flower on a mountain
    Please say you love me too
    I'm not able to obtain it
    But I had hoped to obtain you​

    Lovely edelweiss
    Don't take him away
    I am his and he is mine
    Please bring him back to me

    If I'm your flower
    You are my mountain
    I'm yours and you are mine
    Only because of you I'm alive

    How can we be together
    If you don't return
    How can you say you love me
    Then leave me behind

    A fool is what you are
    I don't need a flower
    I don't need a mountain
    I only needed you
    Throughout all this time

    Loud explosion, smell of burning
    Charred remains of war remaining
    Left behind, broken and abused
    Abandoned, nothing could be used

    But we will see to it
    The land the humans left
    Forgotten and given up on
    We will tend the crying soil

    Standing tall in the charred remains
    Swaying by the moutain wind
    The land of war, we are saving
    Back to mother nature's caring

    Until it's brimmimg with beauty again
    Bright green leaves and soft purple petals
    Leaving behind old memories of pain and grief
    Renewing it with warm sights and gentle smiles

    An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth
    If you're prepared to pull the trigger
    Don't be surprised if someone else too
    Hurt and sorrow breeds revenge

    Why do you reap so much pain
    Why do you choose to harm
    Put yourself in their shoes
    How it feels to be the ones hurt

    If you can't sympathize, I'll help you out
    The lives ruined, the relations broken
    The tears shed, the hearts bled
    Even if it's petty, I'll show you your crimes

    An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth
    The sufferings of the weak and lesser
    The damage they had, the hurt they felt
    I'll make sure you feel it too
    - - -
    Author note:
    I dont want the title to be malice (the theme) because that would spoil the ending right
    I wanted to name it ill help you out, or well intention revenge but those are too long
    I wanted empathy, but the sarcasm might be missed

    Today the rain came again
    Bringing with it harsh flurries
    Carrying with it fear and sorrow
    Today the thunder came again
    Bringing with it terrifying memories
    Carrying with it haunting despair

    No more shall we be under its rule
    No more shall we cower in hiding
    For the time of our wish and desire
    No longer will we be pushed down
    No longer will we cower in fear
    For our time of vengeance

    We have prepared and prepared
    We have armed ourselves
    Together we will fight
    For revenge of our brothers
    For protection of our young
    Together we will rise

    We don our masks of bravery
    We bear our swords of steel
    Against the fear, against the despair
    But our bravery is foolish and naive
    But our display of vigor for naught
    Steel will not win against thunder

    The target of nature's attacks
    It's uncontained wrath we don't deserve
    It's roaring strike we can't defend
    Even our valiant show of power
    Empty promises of what we don't have
    Broken hopes of what we won't have

    Tonight is another sleepless night
    - - -
    The prompt is from @Bielt :
    The moist earth greedly drinks our blood,
    And the darkening skies threatens our sanity..
    We hurdle closer to escape the cold as the last of the embers starts to die.
    Trying to find any feeling of protection we hide between the trenches dung on the half frozen soil.
    The wind resounds with the sounds of thunder,
    And soon the black rain starts to fall again.

    But what we fear more is not the black rain..
    .. No..
    It's the idea that we may never leave this place... Like our brothers haven't.."
    Your theme is {Thunder and Steel}

    Pretending to be pleased
    Acting like you're pissed
    Creating a distorted perfection
    Isn't it boring?

    Following a path society laid
    Donning a mask for others' sake
    Dancing a tune of someone else
    Isn't it boring?

    Saying words you don't mean
    Expressing emotions you don't feel
    Doing actions you don't care
    Isn't it boring?

    Chasing goals you don't want
    Living a life you don't feel alive
    Being something you aren't
    Aren't you boring?
    - - -
    Doing actions you don't care
    Chasing goals you don't want
    Living a life you don't feel alive
    Isn't it boring?

    Following a path society laid
    Donning a mask for others' sake
    Dancing a tune of someone else
    Aren't you boring?
    - - -
    Pretending to be pleased
    Acting like you're pissed
    Creating a distorted perfection
    Isn't it boring?

    Saying words you don't mean
    Expressing emotions you don't feel
    Being something you aren't
    Aren't you boring?

    My respect for you is built upon my mistakes
    That you would accept and bring us up
    My trust in you is built from your actions
    That you would never abandon us your team

    My awe of you is found by your intimacy
    That you would be friends and not just mates
    My respect for you is built from my mistakes
    That you are a leader I did not expect to respect

    But you have earned it by time
    But you have earned it by effort
    But you have earned it by right
    Because my respect for you is built step by step

    Is a priviledge of babies
    Is a priviledge of kids

    You should be ashamed
    An adult shouting loudly
    To be spoon-fed

    It's disgraceful
    That you throw a fit
    To be spoon-fed

    When people don't come
    With the spoon
    You shriek and cry

    Like a 5 years old kid
    Like a 2 month old baby
    Like a child you are

    The mirror on the wall
    Wont show the fairest of them all
    But itll be fair and true
    Revealing the actual you
    Reflecting what it sees
    Without trying to appease
    Although it causes displeasure
    You should use it as a measure
    Because the mirror is true and fair
    Displaying all without flair

    The mirror on the wall
    Unfazed it stands tall
    It will return the what is
    Even if that is a miss
    It wont show what you wished
    Even if your fists unleashed
    It will continue doing the same
    Without intending to shame or flame
    Even if you try to be a steerer
    Life will continue to be a mirror

    I'm a bundle of flaws
    I know I'm not always right
    But that's okay
    Every mistake is a learning
    Every failure is a success
    And that's okay
    I acknowledge my shortcomings
    I realize my wrongs
    But that's okay
    Humans aren't perfect
    I'm a bundle of flaws
    And that's okay

    The mirror is true and fair
    It reflects what it sees
    Nothing more, nothing less
    A solid existence
    Unmoved by their person
    The messenger of the mirror
    Is true and fair
    He returns what is
    Not more, not less
    Objective in its judgement
    Unmoved by emotions
    - - -
    No one likes the truth
    How different it is
    From our hopes and dreams
    From our imaginations
    From our expectations

    Everyone is blindsided
    To their own strengths
    To their own flaws
    So I make sure to help
    Reflect back what others see

    Because human is defined
    By their people
    Our self-definition is incomplete
    Without external inputs
    Without societies views

    And I have taken upon me
    The role as messenger of the mirror
    To reflect what I see
    To show what people felt
    To act how they deserve

    They don't deserve better
    They don't deserve worse
    They deserve the truth
    So they can see their blindsides
    Through the mirror's reflection

    Today was a good day
    There has never been any good day
    Everyone smiled in the end
    Courtesy smiles, forced laughs
    They told me I did well
    While laughing behind my back
    I wonder if it's all true
    Trust your heart, it's never real
    Reassure me I'm good enough
    There's never an enough
    Please tell me it'll be okay
    You know you doubt it yourself
    Chase away these dark thoughts
    But they're part of the real you
    Don't let me drown in darkness
    The only thing that's true
    The shadow, my only friend

    Loud laughs and big smiles
    Bright jokes and charming performances
    Always shining your brightest
    Being a star is a tough job

    You have to always inspire joy
    That's how you bestow happiness
    Even if you're dissatisfied
    Even if you're unhappy

    Even when it's all fake
    Even at your own expense
    Even if it erodes your heart
    Even when it eats you up inside

    Keep the mask on
    The smile big, the laugh loud
    You have to always twinkle
    Until you can't anymore

    Don't let people know your thoughts
    Your feelings, your self
    You're not yours, you're theirs
    You're not you, only their desires

    A loud laugh, a big smile
    A pretty doll, an empty husk
    A star for their enjoyment
    There was never a you

    Disappeared once lost
    And nowhere to be found
    Yet it lingers closely
    A trick of the mind

    Confused I looked back
    Confused I looked forward
    Talking and listening
    Yet no answers were found
    Only decisions to be made

    Within I still hoped
    Inside I was still stuck
    Not keeping up with the change
    Wondering of the lost and gone
    Trapped in a mirror, looking on

    The monkey called
    The monkey dragged
    The mind spiraled
    A dive to the waters below

    Jump in and feel the wind
    Jump in and feel the rush
    Water breaking and drowning
    An acceptance like no other

    The still and cold water
    The serene and quite water
    Stay and look upon the light
    Streaks upon the blue

    Swaying gently in a dance
    Swaying slowly in a trance
    As time stops still
    Looking upon, unmoving

    No matter what life gives, the fact that you're not alone all amounts to something.
    LIfe is full of curveballs, bad times, good times, and that's just how life is.
    But in all of them there's good. If you pick and choose and try to look hard enough there's good.
    If there's nothing else, the fact that there's someone, whether you can see them or not, is all the good you need.

    Your cherished person is a woman
    The sister you grew up with
    Your protector and playmate

    Your important person is a woman
    The mother who cared for you
    When you were weak and feeble

    Your beloved is a woman
    The wife who understands you
    Supports you and loves you

    Your treasure is a woman
    The daughter you wish to protect
    Against all harms and fears

    But why can't you see
    They're not weak but they need protection
    Because the world is full of dangers

    Lurking predators bringing sorrows
    Worse than death itself
    But why can't they see

    I am pure
    I am bright
    I am amicable
    Happiness and smiles

    I am rule abiding
    I am courageous
    I am calm and collected
    And that is Me

    That's how it's always been
    And will always be
    Because I'm bound by Me
    The one in their eyes

    I can't be brittle
    Can't be a crybaby
    Can't be stressed
    Bad at time management

    Can't be adventurous
    Can't be controversial
    Can't be the truth
    I want it all to end

    Let me be me
    Let me be free
    Let me have a chance
    To be reborn

    An entirely new surrounding
    A fully different set of people
    Where the expectations aren't set
    And I can explore what I want to be

    Red leaves burn bright
    Falling freely in the sky
    Bittersweet memories left behind
    As the leaves fall in the autumn sky

    When we meet, when we laughed
    All that drama when we fight and cry
    Cast aside on the ground
    Trampled by carefree children

    While their excitement erupts
    Towards new memories and new beginnings
    New drama, fun, sad moments in the making
    New friends, new love, new memories

    Recounting. Recalling. Ruminating.

    Nostalgic memories burn alight
    Falling slowly in the sky
    Since when did we lose that excitement
    Since when are we stuck falling

    Stagnant and still, calm and dull
    Waiting for this autumn to pass
    While the children run and laugh
    Here we are, with quiet worries

    Even after the seasons flowed and turned
    Because the years have passed
    What was once beautiful incidents
    Are only burdens for this separation

    Hesitating. Holding back. Hoping.

    Waiting to turn over a new leaf

    Like a mirror, you show what people seek
    Like a mirror, you show what people bring
    Like a mirror, you don't show yourself
    But a mirror is a brittle and fragile

    You keep your heart in a locked box
    Encased in pretty jewels like a treasure
    Tightly, with no key to open it
    Because it's the safest way you know

    But you won't know it is dying
    Withering from lack of air
    Crippling from lack of space
    Shrinking from lack of sun

    Until it is a remnant of its former self
    Decayed withered rotten moldy
    Crumbles of dried and hardened old
    No longer the thing treasured
    - - -
    Author Note:
    A Reply to @Nefasdetestasti 's Mask

    The joy of the good
    The nightmare of the bad
    The courier of karma
    That is who I am

    The embodiment of revenge
    The bringer of consequence
    The messenger of the mirror
    That is what I am

    A knowing saint and an intentional sinner
    Acting as if I'm the angel of judgement
    Under the guise of a jury and executioner
    Delivering just and fair punishment

    Drunk in my self-assigned role
    Misconceptions of power
    When all other people saw
    Was childish retaliation

    - - -

    A mirror is clear and transparent
    Reflecting back anything
    Returning reality as it is

    But once it's doused in blank
    It's clouded and tainted
    With cracks running over it

    Its eyes are foggy and grayed
    Its heart is smeared
    Its actions no longer pure

    Filled with hurt and pain
    Amassing wrath and fury
    Lashing out malice and hostility

    Dark emotions and thoughts
    Slowly seeps in the cracks
    Like smoke and ashes

    No longer objective or unassuming
    No longer uninvolved and distant
    No longer reflects the truth

    - - -

    A kind person is always kind
    A bad person is always bad
    A mirror should reflect both
    But its front has been colored black

    A mirror that's already broken
    Can no longer pretend it's right
    A mirror which doesn't reflect
    Can no longer play its part

    I who have lost my sight
    I who have lost my identity
    Can no longer claim to be
    The messenger of the mirror

    A title long obsolete
    Hung on to, desperately
    When the essence is discarded
    When my eyes are shrouded

    Then I will shed my skin
    The dark veil that I wear
    My masks and my scars
    My wrath and malice

    The fake identity I put forth
    The self that I clung to
    As justification for my act
    When all it is, childish retaliation

    Like walking to a dark alley
    The unknown is to be feared
    Anxiety and restlessness

    An unseen monster lurking hidden
    As you gear up, ready to defend
    But why must it be so

    Like opening a present
    A mystery is to be enjoyed
    Excitement and anticipation

    The promise and hope of delight
    Amicable giggles and chuckles
    A welcoming and open atmosphere

    Neither sword nor gun weilded
    Neither contempt nor terror held
    No righteous violence enacted

    Only the exchange of gifts
    From a stranger to another
    To open paths previously untold
    The bow tie you kept wearing
    The tag on your house keys
    The ribbon around my gift

    The braided bracelet we share
    My cherished blue ribbons
    Signifying our silent passion

    Unbreakable despite protest
    Amidts the dissent and objections
    Strong even though it's quiet

    Because our love is real
    Because our love is pure
    Because our love is ours

    No one else can dictate
    Whether it is immoral
    Unnatural, sinful taboo

    This bond is meant to be
    Our love is not wrong
    And we are also human
    - - -
    Author note: the blue bow is used by the community as a sign for BL readers, so I made this poem to alude to gay relationships
    Oh innocent children
    Oh gullible children
    Listen to the rambles
    Of this red clothed grandpa
    Of this white haired old man

    Don't believe in the adults
    Whose words only for their own benefits
    A mythical santa bearing gifts
    A toy for the good, a coal for the bad
    Just the grown-up's control mechanism

    I can listen to your wishes
    But it doesn't matter what you do
    Whether you're good or not this year
    The stories are just fairytales
    Because I'm just a normal man

    I can only continue to be an adult
    Who will continue this farce
    Give you hope no matter how fleeting
    Maintain the lie you dearly cherish
    And put on my bearded red hat
    Cacophonic clangs
    Quiet echoes of the chime
    Hidden in the shadows
    Backbiters and gossipers

    When the bells ring loudly
    Whose sounds pains the ears
    Cowardly behind your back
    As you walk on clueless

    What you don't see doesn't exist
    What you don't hear is not said
    Ignorance is bliss they say
    It was better when I didn't know

    When I am sneered and disparaged
    When the music is reverberated
    Disappointingly behind my back
    As I continue my stride uncaring

    Ring louder if you have the audacity
    Come at me if you have the nerve
    You who can only ring your bells
    I will fight you head on
    A drop in the ocean, one amongst all
    Unrecognizable white masses
    But if you look closely
    You'd notice their differences

    Stellar crystals, dendrites and plates
    With their own beauty and shine
    We celebrate their individualities
    So why can't we recognize our own

    Each flakes unique and special
    But ultimately all the same snow
    Working together to blanket the earth
    Covering each others blank spots

    Just like humans and their differences
    Race, color, culture, skill, attitude, wealth
    So why can't we tolerate our own
    Cooperation just a pipe dream
    It is that one special time
    The annual celebrations
    When white and red candy
    Freely distributed in the city

    It is that one cherished occassion
    Our annual candy consumption
    A party allowed even for us
    The ones who have nothing

    It is that one blessed moment
    When people remember us
    Easing their heart's grief by giving
    Yet our daily life will remain the same
    Bright colors and shiny glitter
    Light to hold and easy to hang
    Full outside but hollow inside
    One of many of the same things

    Only used once for display
    To be discarded after the season passed
    Replaced with newer ones next time
    A temporary bauble, is that my future?

    To sit pretty and get dolled up
    To learn how to decorate myself
    To spread my charm and appeal
    But all that will only last a moment

    When the chase no longer exciting
    When I am no longer intriguing
    When he is no longer appeased
    When there is someone else

    I will be left as an ornament
    A decoration of the house
    An accessory to carry around
    To beautify your false appearance

    Bright colors and shiny glitter
    Light to hold and easy to hang
    One inconsequential garnish in life
    Whose only purpose is as frills
    The babe cries loudly
    As family gather round
    Its parents breathe in relief
    At the start of a new life

    The bell chimes midnight
    As family gather round
    Holding candle-topped cake
    Celebrating another year passed

    Couples huddled close
    As family gather round
    Witnessing the holy vows
    Exchanged between two souls

    Suspense and tension
    As family gather round
    Anxiously awaiting news
    To welcome its newest

    A moment of merriment
    As family gather round
    Children cheer in joy
    Opening Santa's gifts

    A solemn and grave event
    As family gather round
    In support and comfort
    At an end of one circle of life

    And the circle will turn once more
    A little girl by the window
    Looking outside at the snow
    At the snowman with carrot nose
    Thinking how cold it must be

    An act of kindness and naivety
    She brought her new friend home
    To ease it of its sufferings
    Bringing it closer to the hearth

    An act of goodwill and ignorance
    An innocent knife brings warmth
    From escaping heat of blood spilled
    Leaving behind cold corpses in its foolishness

    Pleasing oneself while acting selfless
    Nobleness and righteousness is hipocrisy
    Unless supported with sufficient effort
    Good intention is never enough
    Looking at each other's eyes
    Until the small flicker burned out
    Leaving behind a moonless night
    As we huddle around the fire's remains

    While surrounded by the festival lights
    Bulks of excess scrapped the next day
    A wasteful luxury to create an illusion
    A bright atmosphere without any darkness

    This is simply our reality
    Insignificant and disregarded
    One of the many candle makers
    Who worked tirelessly for paltry sum

    To afford only thin uncolored candles
    The barest necessity of practical purpose
    To illuminate the lightless days
    Used to its utmost, until its last burn

    Who am I to wish for light
    Who am I to wish for change
    Looking at each other's eyes
    Until the small flicker burned out
    Blessed with loving family
    Despite the occassional fights
    Blessed with great friends
    Who stuck with you whenever

    Blessed with inspiring leader
    An example for your future self
    Blessed with patient teachers
    Who provides generous guidances

    Blessed with various opportunites
    Which allows you to grow
    Blessed with joyous moments
    A respite during the climb
    Blessed with the best gift - life

    Count your overflowing blessings
    So much that your heart is always full
    So much that your gratitude is limitless
    So much that you can't help but radiate
    That you can't help but share kindness
    Sorry if you don't like it
    It's just that, you know
    The kiss under a mistletoe
    We need to carry on tradition

    Sorry if you don't like it
    I thought it was obvious
    I thought you knew what it meant
    To have a pair under the leaves

    Sorry if you don't like it
    It is just how it always been
    It wasn't my choice or decision
    It is just the way it is

    It is our custom, our culture
    To steal a kiss under the mistletoe
    To respect the symbol of love
    To celebrate life and its evergreen

    That is your justifications

    But it's not fine to follow tradition
    If it's detrimental to others
    You're rationalizing your creepiness
    You're just using it as an excuse

    I never said it's ok
    Never signalled I want it
    Regardless of the common
    Frankly, that's no excuse

    Even if I know of the rituals
    Just because I'm standing
    Doesn't mean I'm inviting
    Frankly, that's no excuse

    You can't pretend ignorance
    You can't act as if blameless
    Your action wasn't welcomed
    Frankly, there's no excuse
    Quickly before hunger strikes
    Quickly before the predators come
    Quickly before her child is lost
    Quickly she must find food for my family

    Because a mother is strong
    A mother is unbeatable and fierce
    When she thinks of her fuzzy chick
    The empress turns into a huntress
    In this cold land, we stand
    Overlooking the grand blue
    Waiting for the sea of freedom

    In huddled warmth, we stand
    Protecting the treasured life
    Waiting for the long awaited baby

    In everyday hunger, we stand
    Toughening our willpower
    Waiting for the mother's meal

    As each second tick
    As each moment blink
    Waiting for time to pass

    Tring, tring
    A faint bell chime
    My ears perked up
    Enjoying its tune
    Searching for its source

    Tring, tring
    Its a joyful rhythm
    Sounding a small run
    Leaps of excitement
    Ringing an eager song

    Tring, tring
    The bell from my dearest
    A wondorous tune
    Reminding me of our moments
    Making me forget all around

    Amidst the lifeless soil
    Barren snow covered land
    Little green leaves sticked out
    Flaunting its vivacity and vitality
    The medicine of life and fertility

    Despite that it sucks away
    The life of its host
    The parasite leeching off
    The thief of the tree

    People will think what they want to think
    They will say what they want to say
    It matters not what you do

    If you can't change it,
    If you can't control it,
    Don't burden yourself with it

    Don't seek things that will never come

    Everything is ultimately only temporary
    Your job, your peers and your emotions
    Keep only those that are worth it

    You don't need to please everyone
    Especially those who doesn't seek to understand
    Keep only those who are worth it

    Don't keep things that won't give you joy

    Quarter life crisis
    A millennial invention
    When we realize reality sucks

    The age of information and social comparison
    Seeing highlight reels of people's lives
    Ignorant of what happens behind the scenes

    Holding to inflated expectations
    Vivid images of success
    Nonexistent in this bleak, grey life

    Get a good school, university, and job
    Married by 25, manager by 30
    Everyday comparing ourselves to our peers

    We were taught to compete
    Our self-worth judged externally
    Every time comparing our lows to their highs.

    Nothing in life is perfect
    No one person is ideal
    Neither me, nor you

    Life isn't a competition
    Life isn't a race
    Life isn't chasing perfection

    Life is a journey of growth
    An adventure to be enjoyed
    In the end, what is it that truly matters

    At the last one, a little, it dies
    Amidst perpetually failing tries
    I couldn't give your prize and rise
    An eternity filled with cries
    You went away to chase the skies
    As if it has all been lies

    I'll remain here motionless
    Tired, broken and hopeless
    Filled with distress I can't express
    Watching you with your success
    As I remain under oppress
    For I am one without finesse

    I was uninspired from ice's rhyme
    It felt likes lines and lines of crime (?)
    The story was one I don't wanna write
    And I felt like I should not be here and fight

    Like a child sulking in my inabilities
    A child will cry alongside you
    But I lack the emotional capacity for that

    I have never been one with a lot of emotions
    Don't expect me to be able to deal with them
    Whether my own or others

    Time is a continuous stream. Like a river it flows, from the past to the future, in one long line. The line can be filled with rocks or it can curve around before proceeding, but it will simply move as a flow. Yet there is a boundary on it that we can't help but acknowledge. A boundary between now, and before. Between the past, and the present. Between what can be changed and not.

    Gaze upon the starry sky
    The night shines so bright
    Yet you're bogged down
    Too focused on its darkness

    The things I can't show
    My monsters and fears
    Needless worries
    Emotions unfiltered
    The monsters inside

    But they're what makes it fun
    Then I'm just an empty husk
    A blank face
    Those background people artists don't care to draw
    A part of the crowd
    Or not even, not part of them
    Or part of us
    Just parted from and parted with
    Just isolated

    I realize it.
    I recognize it.
    Yet I cant do anything about it.
    I overthink and over complicate.

    Walking in a daze
    Living in a dream
    Delusions of success
    Trapped in your illusions
    Where are you going?

    Your color
    The color of anger
    Of fire of blazes
    Of passion
    Of energy
    Of love

    You're apathetic
    Yet sweet
    You can't help but care
    And wallow in anger when you're disappointed
    But you're red
    A passionate red

    Why cry after burning it.
    It would be no more but ashes by then
    Don't shed your tears for the wind
    But I'll be here, to wipe them away

    You try to bury your memories
    And burn all the items you shared
    But you still cry
    When it's already nothing but ashes

    Don't shed your tears for the wind
    But I'll be here, to wipe them away

    And even at night, the sun still won't forget to shine

    Do you believe in magic?
    "I do!" I shouted from the top of my lungs
    "I do!" I shouted, hoping for a miracle
    Desperately I hoped in my heart

    Pretty cases
    Of pretty jewels
    Pretty shells
    Of pretty pearls

    Beautiful shield
    Protecting soundly
    Will never yield
    Will fight on bravely

    Hidden away
    Kept at bay
    Safe from fears
    Free from tears

    Empty faces
    Void cases
    Constantly changing
    Multiples of nothing

    Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder
    Your worth is in the eyes of others
    Careful it might make you smothered
    When truths are only said by mothers

    When you are at a height and in their sight
    You're loved with all their might
    But a star is only a star when its bright
    Otherwise its engulfed by the dark night

    The echoes in my head makes me sore
    The thoughts in my heart crumbles my core
    Doubts and insecurities, a pitiable girl forlorn
    Carrying on with tattered soul weary and worn

    It takes years to build a steady birdge
    Each pillar and cable meticulously put
    Covered by tight sand and sturdy cement
    Each material and construction meaningful

    But even the most extraordinary structure
    Will breakdown if not maintained
    Will crumble when left alone
    Won't function when deserted

    Sometimes it is not wear and tear
    Other times it's a powerful explosion
    Decimate the path in one huge swoop
    Ending the relations instantly

    Even if it takes years to assemble
    Even if it was once strong and unbreakable
    Without consistent effort to preserve it
    No connection will last a lifetime

    The quiet trickle of rain
    The comfortable embrace of solitude
    Those who wish to be enemies of fate
    Who don the steel to fight the thunder
    The monster within filled with malice
    Our prideful self and my arrogance
    Lies ever so sweet just like honey
    A new love and sweet kisses

    Boundless, formless, infinite
    Inspiration is ever present
    Surrounding those who see them
    Around those who take up the pen
    Who makes the words travel
    Who create their forms
    To share their stories
    Of joys and sorrows

    Yet you claim of one
    With a glint in her eyes
    A glimmer on her hair
    Brimming with color
    Overflowing with emotions
    A dream brought to reality
    Amidst all and everything
    You have found your muse

    Gratitude is insufficient
    Towards this honor given
    Too high for its simple roots
    But adequate for its influence
    Inspiration is a seed
    Once lodged, it'll creep further in
    It'll burrow further down
    And change a barren land
    Into a meadow

    - - -

    The highest of honor given
    From simplest actions
    Towards which gratitude
    Is an insufficient expression

    16 springs have passed
    14 more will pass
    In my pursuit of wizardry
    Sadly not by choice

    When will my spring come
    I've heard of its magic and splendor
    Of the promise of companionship
    Leading to the great union

    Waiting for flowers to bloom
    As the stories have told
    But my days continue on cold
    Constant at the status quo

    Except there was one change
    Spring did come as foretold
    With its ardor and glamour
    But it only came to my friend

    Why is life unfair, why is love unfair
    Is solitude my only choice
    Am I undeserving of company
    Am I fated for the Wizard life

    A defeated sigh from a mulling boy
    A scoff from his dear friend
    Crazy is not doing anything
    But expecting a change
    And you're crazy

    I shut him away from my mind
    Gloating about his first meeting
    His subsequent chats and dates
    The reaction towards the confession

    He's the lunatic one, madly in love
    Forgetting he was once like me
    Independent and solitary
    Part of the pack, fellow lone wolves

    What made him different now
    What was it that changed?
    Was it something he did?
    If so, what did he do?

    He seeked her out
    He asked her out
    While here I am waiting
    For a spring that won't arrive

    Well, I guess that's it
    I'm done with my self-pity
    I'm done being insane
    I'm done loitering around

    Don't let them string you along
    Don't let them say you are wrong
    Don't you ever hide and cower
    That is how you show power

    Make sure they hear what you say
    And trample everything in your way
    Shout until your voice is hoarse
    That is how you show force

    Until you get the respect you are due
    Isolation, proof your path is not askew
    Determination to go to that length
    That is how you show strength

    Until your heart is shattered
    Until your soul is battered
    Only your body left at the reign
    Because only a husk will remain

    I would be the devil's pawn for rain
    I would sacrifice myself for grain
    For the children to eat their fill
    I would, even if I have to kill

    A loud awakening bell
    On the night when I fell
    Is this the payment for my sins
    All the wrongs I have done since

    Noisy kids, quite down
    Crying kids, shut up
    I shouted and shrieked aggravated
    Only to be met by their increasing intensity

    It needs to be a performance
    Ready for the masses
    One of grand celebrations
    Suitable for the public

    But the kids don't care
    About the people, the audience
    About any of the adults
    About anyone else but them

    So I did the one thing to shut them up
    Bribe them and cram them
    Let them suck candy all they want
    And let my performance a success

    Unconventional methods
    Uncanny solutions
    But I got what I wanted
    Then, problem solved

    The seeds laying underneath the soil
    Tucked in the earthen blanket
    Awaiting their time to rise and wake

    Animals sleeping in their burrows
    Hiding fron the creeping chill
    Anticipating the time to roam again

    Families huddling by their wood
    Counting the reserves kept from autumn
    Waiting for the warmth and greens

    We are united by our common desire
    A yearning for longer time with the sun
    A longing for days without worry

    To not count the remaining food
    To be in absolute abundance
    To afford being carefree again

    I call it memories, because that is what it is

    a recollection of the past
    and archive of the mind
    where thoughts lingers
    and feelings remains

    ready to resurface at the slightest call
    to reappear from a passing mention
    but it is what it is - events long done
    memories, of days long past

    Amidst the loud fanfare
    The brilliant festive of joy
    There will always be shade
    Hidden away in the corner

    As the light gets brighter
    A shadow is cast stronger
    The deepest pit in my heart
    Has its loyal companion

    A ghost that always follows
    Whispering words of hate
    Devilish feelings of jealousy
    Thoughts of gloom and murk

    Darkness growing stronger
    Hidden away behind a cheer
    While my words are sweet
    When my face is full of smiles

    They say it's harder to have a friend
    Who is happy when you are successful
    Than one who will stay by your side
    And help when you're in need

    (external link, 22 Jun 2020)
    The deity of art, the angel of beauty,
    why did you fall from the Heaven.
    Was it pity or was it passion,
    which drove you to your madness.
    Delirious mind, frenzied hand,
    you are a slave to your own muse.
    Deep fascination, frantic obsession,
    has changed you to a hellspawn.
    Xin the Devil trapped by his gift,
    where will you find salvation.

    (lost external link, 22 Jun 2020)
    A sparkle, a shine, a glint and a twinkle
    Your presence glimmered
    like the moonlight across the lake
    A gleam, a glow, a flicker and a shimmer
    Your brilliance radiated
    like sunlight reflected on a diamond

    (external link, 13 Oct 2020)
    Slithering around your legs
    Marking its presence on you
    Creeping slowly up your body
    Keeping you rigid and rooted

    Crawling across your torso
    Twisting your stomach
    Gripping your lungs
    Buckling your knees

    Tightening around your neck
    Strangling your thoughts away
    Robbing your mind blank
    Leaving nothing but itself

    As you descend the spiral of madness
    With vigilance as your guide
    With distrust as your knight
    With fear as your master

    (external link, 28 Oct 2020)
    Him who left with a bang.
    The top guild's ex-leader, Curley.
    Him who left behind a legend.
    Of little goblins dyed red in blood.
    Him who left behind a history.
    Of the young critters' impossible feat.

    Without you here to lead them,
    What would your sugar babies do?
    Without you here to flex on them,
    What would us plebians see?
    Without you here with your crazy,
    Who would I hang around with?

    But you've set your sights on bigger goals
    On to more impossible feats and miracles
    You've determined to expand your reach
    On to more friends and sugar babies
    You've decided to shine on more lives
    On to let your sparkle light up the world ✨

    (Discord, 19 Nov 2020)
    A relic of the near past, now forgotten
    Deliverer of truth, investigator of secrets
    But what is left behind, only faux and hoax
    Will we ever reclaim the rustle of the scoop

    (Discord, 19 Nov 2020)
    Straights and curves, scribbles and scrawls.
    To capture the vast outside.
    To ensnare the wild imagination.
    Surrounded by walls as thin as paper.
    - - -
    Straights and curves, scribbles and scrawls
    A touch of ink travelling on the paper
    To capture the vast outside
    To ensnare the wild imagination
    Surrounded by walls a few inches wide

    (Discord, 19 Nov 2020)
    Bubbles of joy and sorrow, of warmth and cold
    Optimism and passion, trust and elegance
    Prism of light reveals your true self
    Complex and complicated, not a one-dimensional character

    (Discord, 23 Nov 2020)
    complacent and comfortable
    in our little desk and chair
    deaf and blind
    of the outside world

    naïve and innocent
    kind words for the ignorant
    lost and powerless
    crippled by your own carelessness

    (Discord, 26 Nov 2020)
    Prompt: Mysteries below the Surface
    Challenge: No e

    Drum rolls for Sir Lord’s arrival
    On his podium, crying and shouting
    Looking for valiant warriors
    to bring back a young boy, Tom

    A tiny boy on his own shaking in fright
    Brown shirt and black pants
    With a maroon band on his arm
    Lost during his trip to Salty Coast

    Townfolks’ focus shifts to a crying mom
    With a haggard look and rattling body
    Worry painting this woman’s brows
    Praying with tiny, shaking sounds

    Sandra, hoping for a saviour
    To scour past dry sand
    To look past shallow foam
    To jump into cobalt mass

    A hush fills stifling air
    Pity and sorrow both
    But no champion in sight
    No knight, only an old man

    Sympathy on his cast
    A small child similar to his own
    For him, this man shall fight
    With Lord’s man-at-arms

    At dawn, Lord’s troop march
    With bold, daring townfolks
    Sandra’s plight in mind
    Old Man Brian’s last mission

    Storming through vicious land
    Struggling to find Sandra’s boy
    But all that is found
    Was an unsightly monstrosity

    Ghastly varmint roaming around
    Horrifying roar looms at littoral
    Quaking panic amongst champions
    Bar Old Man Brian, anxious for Tom

    Tiny Tom’s form in his conviction
    Sword in hand, Brian jab and thrust
    His fist shaking, his gasps haggard
    But a hazard cut down and slain

    Continuing his pursuit of Tom
    But nothing was found
    No body, no mark, nothing
    Only sad story for his frail mom

    A Warrior’s arrival
    With pomp and formality
    Carrying a slain mutant
    With a maroon band on its arm

    In dark of night, moms sniff
    Singing a song to younglings
    “My charming and virtuous child
    You might ask what horror is

    A suspicion rousing panic
    A shadow missing from nautical shallows
    A contour amidst shrouds of plantation
    A gloom that murks in corals and rocks

    I wish your days to lack this shock
    Without alarm or dismay
    Of any fright of imagination
    Nor worry for incarnations of night”

    (Discord, 1 Jan 2021)
    The coming and going of waves
    The trickle of rain
    The flow of rivers

    As my heart beats a lively melody
    As my vision widens hungrily
    As my breath brisk and heavy

    The spray of geyser
    The flush of drain
    The drums of rapids

    As my body rocks and sways
    To the rhythm of the whitewater
    Raises a fuss in my mind

    The drips of cascade
    The ripple of pond
    The calm of lake

    Even the simplest presence
    Brings about an unsettling chill
    Down into my deepest core

    3 Jan 2021
    What if a meteor fell on us right now
    What if a thunder came crashing down
    What if the rain floods the house
    What if the train ran out of its track
    What if the microwave blew up
    What if my building burn down
    What if my pen flew out of my hand
    What if I wear my shirt inside out
    What if I stutter during introductions
    What if I blank out mid-presentation
    Where is the line drawn
    Between the impossible and possible
    Between the hyperbole and realistic
    Between over-thinking and prudence
    Between crazy and normal

    4 Jan 2021
    You eagerly bark to welcome me
    You excitedly yelp when we go out
    As am I when we spend time together

    You snuggle to me when I'm sad
    You comfort me when I'm lonely
    As would I when you need me

    You care when I'm sick
    You share my pains
    As did I when you are
    At your final days

    6 Jan 2021
    Who gets to decide what we are
    Or where the difference lies
    Who gets to decide who we are
    And label us their chosen name

    Why do we let them decide
    Who are our friends and foes
    Why do we let them decide
    Our fate and identity

    When will we decide
    This whole ploy is enough
    When will we decide
    That we won't be divided

    6 Jan 2021
    All it took was one second
    All it took was one word
    How fast everything changed
    In just one drum of heartbeat

    A glorious palace now ruined
    A great audience now empty
    How far everything changed
    Subjects full of loyalty turned disdain

    Why did it all fall apart
    Why did it become smothered
    How did our powerful empire
    Ended in just one heartbeat

    8 Jan 2021
    "Boo!" shouted the kid in my ear
    Jolting me awake in my rest
    Disrupting my quiet thought
    Again for the tenth time

    "Boo!" Again, the annoying kid
    Why does he keep doing this
    Just let me read in peace
    I shouted back at his scurrying ass

    "Boo!" I swear, this child
    Don't you have other friends
    Fellow kids to play with
    Go play with your mates, not me

    "Boo!" I stopped in silence
    Looked at his laughing mug
    I told him stop, I don't like it
    But he insisted and ran away

    "Boo!" I got used to it by now
    Again I told him to stop
    But he just smiled instead
    And he laughed heartily

    "Boo!" When will this end
    I continued reading my book
    Despite that he sticked around
    Sneaking glances at my hand

    Today's a very special day
    It's an unhindered reading day
    What a miracle, what a blessing
    I wonder where the kid went

    Days have passed since then
    Sometimes I think back to him
    Where he is, why did he disappear
    Why he kept coming to surprise me

    Despite my musings, the answer is lost
    Along with his presence and laugh
    And his smile at my scoldings
    *Boo!* The wind faintly whispered

    8 Jan 2021
    Hey, Papa, let's play
    Like other dads and sons
    We can play catch or ball
    Or any game that you want

    Hey, Papa, let's play
    You want hide and seek?
    I can't believe you agreed!
    Let's do it! I'm so excited!

    Hey, Papa, it's been 5 hours
    When will you find me
    Papa, I'm hungry now
    Papa, did you forget?

    Hey, Papa, what happened?
    What about our game?
    What do you mean it's still going on
    When will you finally seek me

    Hey, Papa, I just want to play
    I just want your attention
    I just want your affection
    Papa, I'm sorry I exist

    Hey, Papa, why am I alone?
    Why are they laughing at me?
    Papa, I don't like this
    Papa, what do I do?

    Hey, Papa, I don't like being alone
    I don't like being pitied and looked down
    I don't like being sad and upset
    So I will do what you taught me

    Hey, Papa, I punched them
    Because I didn't like it
    What they did made me angry
    It made me ~~sad and hurt~~

    Hey, Papa, why did you hit me?
    Didn't you tell me to be strong
    I was strong and I punched them!
    Papa, why are you mad at me

    Hey, Papa, I just want to play
    I just want your attention
    I just want your affection
    Papa, I'm sorry I exist
    P.s. for extra oomph, read this as the point of view of the boy in the previous poem

    9 Jan 2021
    the taste of fruity honey
    and rich chocolate cake
    the scent of fresh cookies
    and a garden of lilies
    the devils only whisper sweetly
    with words deeply coated with sugar
    they only ever smile gently
    intentions thick with deceit
    the pleasant serenade and lullaby
    calling you away from service
    charming persuasions and calls
    holding you tightly in restrain
    until all that's left is lethargy

    10 Jan 2021
    The sirens blast its nightmarish tune
    Calling attention to its bright red pulse
    People yelling in manic anger
    Raw emotion in full unfiltered display
    Like boiling cauldron emitting toxic fumes
    Where does it go from here?

    As we fight over who has the most say
    The largest volume to reflect our power
    Compensating our lack of control
    As we insist on our rightness over others'
    Until the weak back down first and lose
    How will we maintain this link?

    My voice is hoarse and my throat dry
    I'm tired of the fighting and screaming
    Tired of being upset and heartbroken
    Of always giving up and surrendering
    Please I don't want to scream anymore
    When will we finally learn?

    11 Jan 2021
    It's the feeling when you grit your teeth
    The feeling when you roll your sleeves
    When you roll your shoulders back
    When you repeat your special mantra

    The calm moment as you take a deep breath
    Make a decision to see it through to the end
    When you look at challenge in the eye
    When you face your fear without cowering

    It's quiet but strong, serene but powerful
    Like crackling embers, tranquil yet passionate
    When you don't know where the future will go
    Yet you know exactly where you will be

    13 Jan 2021
    History is subjective
    For it only ever tells
    Of one's side of the story
    The survivor's tale of glory

    History is biased
    It's only ever in one color
    Only ever said one message
    The winner's propaganda

    History is prejudiced
    Some figures disappeared simply
    Some overshadowed by others
    It only ever tells his story

    15 Jan 2021
    Walking alone by the seaside
    The winds rushing along my face
    Blowing my hair sideways
    As my mind drifted away

    To yesterday, to a year ago
    To the first time we met
    Thinking of the couldbes
    The whatifs and whatnots

    But there is no end to this
    No destination to arrive to
    No conclusion to reach
    Just a person, lost in thought

    15 Jan 2021
    I poured the chopped ingredients in
    And stirred the bubbling mixture
    Whispering a little incantation
    Like what I learned as a child

    I poured the chopped herbs in
    And stirred the bubbling soup
    Whispering a little prayer
    Like I will do even when I'm grown up
    - - -
    Author note: You wish for things to not change, but sometimes it just does.

    13 Jan 2021
    I know exactly where I want to be
    Exactly where I want to go
    And once I set my eyes on it
    I'm steady as a rock

    16 Jan 2021
    You were our wild card
    A powerful force of nature
    An uncontainable hurricane
    A person with an obstinate mind
    But we decided to take a chance

    You are our blessing
    A proud and dutiful role model
    A helping hand to other's trouble
    A strong vision and a clear path
    The best decision we've ever made

    17 Jan 2021
    The wind blows again on this barren field
    Singing its fantastic song as it glides between stones
    I stand alone again on this desolate ground
    Sighing the phenomenal origin of the sands

    The tale of the all-consuming fire gleefully running
    Fueled by the ecstatic love you showered me
    The passionate warmth you enveloped me with
    This is all I need - with you, I am satisfied

    So why did the fire die out
    So why did you leave me behind
    Why is all that's left a lifeless land
    Exposing its cracks and scars

    Why is all that's left the winter wind
    A chilling frost gnawing your bones
    Why is all that's left is just me
    With dried-out tears marking my face

    Rather than these cracks, I'd rather embers
    Rather than this cold, I'd rather burn
    I'd rather be the fire itself
    A beautiful red flower alight

    19 Jan 2021
    Whimsical creature
    Elludes our capture attempts
    Except literature

    19 Jan 2021
    a candle's flame alight
    bright but small
    quiet but true
    just like a beating heart

    a candle's light aflame
    lighting up the dark
    giving reassurance
    security in the unknown

    20 Jan 2021
    Hand raised up, I saw its shadow
    Equable pattern runs across surface
    Languid mind lulls into a sleep
    Power left my limbs and I stay still

    Memories resurface of time long gone
    Eyes wet with camouflaged tears

    20 Jan 2021
    It's a race against you
    The only one I acknowledge
    My rival, enemy I fight against
    My partner in pursuit of excellence

    It's a race against time
    The fastest one wins
    No time to dilly dally
    Each and every second counts

    It's a race against me
    Against my past record
    Be better than my history
    Growth is beating myself

    22 Jan 2021
    The red moon demands another sacrifice
    Blood to dye the rivers and soil
    For when the Gods anger, we provide
    We are simply their pawns of service

    The thread of fate shifts again
    Moving to situations out of control
    For when the wheels turn, we are helpless
    We are puppets of their grand plays

    The Grim Reaper comes for his dues
    Lives, his to reap, souls, his to collect
    For when Death knocks, no one can deny
    We are powerless before its whims

    23 Jan 2021
    It all just became white noise
    The screaming and shouting
    The insults and hate speech
    A normal scene on the media

    We're all just desensitized
    The disparaging comments
    No respect for any opinions
    A normal sight to scroll past

    Defending my attitude
    Berating any in disbelief
    Rattles of empty minds
    A normal fight to engage

    Changed perception
    Brainwashed society
    Why have we accepted
    A normal part of our lives
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2021
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  6. Pyoo

    Pyoo ☀ Summer Melody ☀

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    But why did you like the reserved post?
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  7. Raneday

    Raneday Witch of Nonsense

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    Wrong like I was planning to like the 1st post(poems) but misplaced the like and I still have the like limit
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  8. Pyoo

    Pyoo ☀ Summer Melody ☀

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    LOL. congrats on reaching your limit~
  9. Anon Ymous

    Anon Ymous Well-Known Member

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    so poem tread?
  10. Pyoo

    Pyoo ☀ Summer Melody ☀

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    Yep. You want to create poems too?
  11. Anon Ymous

    Anon Ymous Well-Known Member

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    i have no talent, though i can always try or help, need to use my grey matters from time to time
  12. Nargol

    Nargol Evangelist. Candy-san. Pope of the Cult of Pyoo

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    I'll say the same thing here I said in Autumn Wind's thread; I'll be happier the more poets there are. Keep it up!

    I'm also very interested at around what time in her poetry you two met. Because her stuff was very melancholy until a certain point, and from the context I'm guessing it was around when you started messaging her? You've a very happy, sometimes cheeky tone to your poems. I enjoy that very much.
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  13. Pyoo

    Pyoo ☀ Summer Melody ☀

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    No talent is needed. Since we're not pros anyway. It's fun to think hard to what word would fit and checking thesaurus and rhymezone on it... I'm not talented orz

    but, I'll call you up if we have a poem "battle" if you want to try! :)

    See! You're very nice and likeable ~
    Hahaha thanks. I do poems for the lulz, that's why.
    Hmm, Lemme check for you..
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  14. SpearOfLies

    SpearOfLies [Lucky Dad][Has a lovely daughter]

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    So you are no longer a chicken~
  15. Anon Ymous

    Anon Ymous Well-Known Member

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    a chocobo please
    looks like a chicken taste like chocolate
  16. Pyoo

    Pyoo ☀ Summer Melody ☀

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    About before "Love What You Do"? @Autumn Wind Fu-chan can confirm?
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    Pyoo ☀ Summer Melody ☀

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    I'm a little bird!!
  18. Nargol

    Nargol Evangelist. Candy-san. Pope of the Cult of Pyoo

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    I could definitely see that being true. We're a literary family, and though I never got the gift (or made too much effort at gaining it :x) I've seen a lot of amateur poetry. Bring two young poets together and at least one of them often changes greatly in style. It's very interesting to see.

    I suppose that's sort of a speculation on your ages, which is a bit inappropriate. :p

    Also, I'm definitely not likable. I just enjoy the subject, and respect the arts. You'll see if you ever come across me anywhere else.. I'll show you!
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  19. Pyoo

    Pyoo ☀ Summer Melody ☀

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    Hahahha, but then again, when 2 people meet and talk, there's bound to be a change in understanding of another perspective in at least one of them...

    :x but we can assume everyone is young on this site, right? The average age is quite low..

    Hahaha, Okay. I'll look forward too it.
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  20. Raneday

    Raneday Witch of Nonsense

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    Kentucky Fried Chocobo~
    can you make a poem 'bout this one?
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