Kate
Kate
2 days ago

“You can have all this,” I pull at my skin. “This you may have.”
He points a finger gun at my temple,
“But I asked for this.”
I remove his fingers from my skull and place his hand on my chest.
“Understand that this does not beat for you.”
He fumbles in his coat pockets, recognizing the severity of my tone.
“I’ll wait,” he declares.
“There is a charge,” I explain. “Pain is a currency. Trade yours for mine and we will belong to each other.”
He contemplates this expense and from his pockets removes the track marks he hides, his mother’s absence, and the biting words he has collected over his 24 years.
He places them in my palm, which I quickly curl into a fist.
“Now you,” he pleads.
We stand in silence.
“I can’t,” I decide.
He retreats.

excerpt from my short story

I, too, was once a man
in search of guiding light.
Hopeless, lost, alone
and ready to give up the fight.

When a helping hand reached out,
unencumbered by my weight
and took it upon themselves
to pull me from Hell's gate.

Self sacrifice; a virtue
that I would someday know
to be the shelter that I found
beneath the cape of my hero.

Confide in me, my darling;
I'll be your great escape.
It was written in the starlight
that I would don the cape.

#sacrifice   #hero   #destiny   #shelter   #cape  
Crimsyy
Crimsyy
Jan 7

Phenols

Your heart was always empty
and I was full of self sacrifice,
so I tried to give your heart substance
with all my deepest love.

I poured and poured,
with pain I wrestled
before realizing I was pouring
myself into a stubbornly empty vessel.

You could have just told me
you didn't want any part of me
and not left it too late,
with pieces of me floating about
in a heartless man.

#poem   #self   #pain   #empty   #sacrifice   #thoughts   #new   #heartless   #vessel   #wreste  

Little girl don't cry,
Cuz your eyes are too red.
With black circle under your  eyes,
We can see the afraid of dead.
Little girl don't cry,
Why are you so sad?
You should smile for put loneliness away.
Little girl don't cry,
The world it's not to bad.
Put some colour on your head.
Little girl STOP CRY,
YOU'RE NOT A CRY BABY
I just want see this green eyes shinning.
-d.a

#love   #sad   #girl   #passion   #sadness   #world   #happiness   #sacrifice   #women   #child  
Arcassin B
Arcassin B
Dec 31, 2016

By Arcassin Burnham


And You've tried and tried and tried..
To make everything work out just fine..
And your sacrifice..
Will bring a beauty so delightful,

Plus you're a hardcore badass that don't take no shit,
From no one,
You had a love denyingly that any man couldn't handle,
It was too fun.
They couldn't stand a chance even if they tried..
I'm glad you see a great vision in your life..
In your life,
I bet you'll find a purpose to survive,
I know you have the family by your side,
hope this doesn't come with a price,
In your life,
I bet you'll find a purpose to survive,
I know you have the family by your side,
hope this doesn't come with a price,

And You've tried and tried and tried..
To make everything work out just fine..
And your sacrifice..
Will bring a beauty so delightful.

©ABPoetry2016
http://arcassin.blogspot.com/2016/12/fionas-love.html
#words   #life   #sacrifice   #beauty   #family   #price   #survive   #vision   #shameless  
Keah Jones
Keah Jones
Dec 30, 2016

i left on that hot and hazy afternoon in august because i thought i knew what was best for you
i have a way of always trying to save others from my broken parts

the summer had scorched our lungs and breathing was becoming harder
i thought i was suffocating you with my madness and couldn't stand to watch you gasping for air at the touch of my hand

i wanted to love you like you loved me
don't get me wrong because god i did love you
more than i could ever show
i just didn't have the strength to love the both of us
i was losing myself in a sadness no one could rescue me from
and i finally had to sacrifice something other than myself

please understand, i love you, i fucked it up
#love   #sacrifice   #you   #missing   #fuckedup  
Cloudphaser
Cloudphaser
Dec 22, 2016

♡                                       I
                                     always
                                     endure
                                    this cold
                                   whenever
                                   you keep
                                  each other
                                      warm

#love   #pain   #hurt   #sacrifice   #secret  
Charlie Chirico
Charlie Chirico
Dec 20, 2016

This world wasn't meant for me.
To be all that you can be
means you must give in
to giving up one of your desires.

When you can feel your heart
by touching your wrist
you're able to close your eyes
and feel the Earth spin.

That is transcendence.

That is comprehension.

It's what cathartic energy
once was, before sacrifice was
essential for happiness.

This world hasn't accepted me.
I've only learned to
tolerate injustice and
repetitive wrongdoings
that history has tried
to educate the masses with.

They're written in
differing languages and
many books; books that implore
morals and ethics,
but place brothers and sisters
into groups of people
destined to fail.

Simply because
minor differences are easier
to swallow than
major similarities.

That's why this world isn't
meant for me, or you.

We sacrifice
our lungs for shelter,
and our hearts for love.

#love   #hate   #sacrifice   #ignorance   #human  

Massacres pay someone's bills
Massacres fill someone's coffee cup
Massacres fill someone's gas tank
We live in an era
Of Human Sacrifice

Mysidian Bard
Mysidian Bard
Dec 9, 2016

No one can make me
Give this part of me for you
I do it by choice

#love   #haiku   #sacrifice  
 
To comment on this poem, please log in or create a free account
Log in or register to comment