A Feather in The Wind---------A Feather in The Wind---------------A Feather in The Wind--------- by scottm20
It's a feeling lingering in the black
It's a feeling exciting to have back
Uncertainty gnaws on me like a savage beast,
It makes feel weak to say the least
Am walking under the clear autumn night sky
I feel like I can fly
But I can't
Help but know that with every high,
comes a crash from the sky
But I can't stop
Just because the coward in me
Screams at me to flee
But I can't stop that
Part of me from living
Just because it has a misgiving
But I can't stop that feeling
of the chill of this late night air
caressing my skin with a lover's care
Stopping a circular thought
with no ending being sought
Bringing me out of this endless maelstrom,
Gaining some temporary freedom
Whether or not,
I'm the boy just trying to get the attention of a girl
A comic book hero trying to save his imaginary world
I'm both and neither
Who I pretend to be changes with the weather
and I'm trapped in the wind like a feather
The sounds of the wind
are where the tho
Brighter Than the Sun---------Brighter Than the Sun--------------Brighter Than the Sun--------- by scottm20
The beauty of it blinds me like the sun
When I look at that one
Leaving a lingering mark in my eye
As I say goodbye
A lingering memory beyond a doubt
It makes want to shout
Choking on my words
As they fly away like birds
Off into the infinite horizon
As the sky they emblazon
An image so beautiful
It makes my reality seem pitiful
But with a demeanor of my own device
Memories won't suffice
I want the real thing
Because it makes the heart sing
A song that I rarely voice
As if there was no other choice
I want to linger in the present
and not in memories that are evanescent.
The hopeless romantics can have their painful sorrow
But I want to make this a day better than tomorrow
Tomorrow's an excuse
when this day isn't put to use...
-----------Poisoned Fire-----------------Poisoned Fire---------------------------Poisoned Fire------ by scottm20
Making a regrettable decision...
what could I do next time
to make a better decision with more precision?
They smack me in the face
and never give me space
Feeding these flawed memories
makes me experience them as tragedies
The uncomfortable sensation
fueled by an unnecessary concentration
What I am to do?
Let these memories linger and haunt
while I grow weaker and gaunt?
It's like a slow poison
these dreams of days prior
What am I doing?!
It seems like
these imaginings are composed of fire
How does one stop a poison without bleeding it out?
Stop a fire without water to turn it into a rising cloud?
Like a poison that
spreads with aid from the beating heart
Hastening the negative exaggerations,
creating unneeded deliberations
Like a fire
being continually fueled by kindling
makes me pull a hand back and start cringing
Because I continue to do it
I don't know about you
but I know about me
Bringing these worries to the fore-f
Yes, I Have a PenisYes, I Have A PenisYes, I Have a Penis by Superiorflowerpower
Do not assume (if I hold the door for you),
that I am making a statement
about your inabilities
to open the door for yourself.
If you hold it for me,
I'll say 'thankyou'.
Do not assume (if I pay for the meal),
that I am underestimating
your earning capacity
as a woman.
If you invite me out for a meal,
Do not assume (if I defend your rights),
that I am belittling
the attempts that you have made
to defend your rights yourself.
If you defend my rights,
I'll consider you human.
dust.I'm chokingdust. by DearPoetry
on the ink-dipped fingers
of verbs & metaphors
still lodged in this bruised,
paper crane throat;
of your words,
still kissing my ribs.
How can you judge me-
when you don't bother
to read the naked poetry
beneath the temple of my flesh?
How long can butterfly
ankles hold up a
Don't bother whispering
your secrets to nebulae,
not even the dust in my veins
will listen anymore.