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6d · 26
A poem
Shadow 6d
This is a poem.
6d · 89
This tomorrow
Shadow 6d
Tonight I can not sleep
All of my thoughts are of tomorrow
My existence is filled with your desires
Time is asleep and awake
in the night's embrace

The air is still,
The night is silent,
The gates to the skies are open,
My imagination flies like wild birds in the sky

It takes me where the moon is singing,
To the place where stars light the torches of castles,
To the place where monks build monasteries,
To the place where, behind the curtains, they bring the daughter of morrow's sun.

This tomorrow is a dreamy charm,
This tomorrow which won't let me sleep,
This tomorrow which is seen on the curtain of my notions,
This tomorrow when we'll meet,
This is the tomorrow of hugs and caresses
This tomorrow, this tomorrow
Jan 11 · 22
The end
Shadow Jan 11
My veins are bleeding ink
My pains are gone in a blink
My room begins to spin
No one knew how I've been

The clouds begin to cry
My eyes have become dry
The wind hurls itself at the window
The curtains begin to billow

The moon holds me in her embrace
And lulls me with her golden grace
No more did the owl howl in the night
No more did the birds flee in fright

This was the end of the journey
The end of a bumpy road
The end of a sombre chapter
Of a story never told...
Jan 11 · 30
A burden
Shadow Jan 11
It's all become a burden
To write
To talk
To walk
To act alright
Shadow Jan 9
i have the knife, i have the lead
i have the sorrow and the dread
i have the knife, i have the lead
i hold this suicide in my head.

i have the lead, i have the knife
i have the worries and the strife
i have the lead, i have the knife
i hold the ending to my life.

i have the knife, i have the lead
i have the deathly thoughts of dread
i have the knife, i have the lead
i hold the demons by my bed.

i have the lead, i have the knife
i will not live this dead half life
i have the lead, i have the knife
i think i'll have to stop my flight.

i have the knife
i have the lead
i have the suicide in my head.
Shadow Jan 1
In the still of the night you come to me
I sense your shape in the pale moonlight
I listen for you each chiming hour
And the far off surge of the sea

Lulled by the curve of the sickled moon
I dream of the arching sweep of the bay
I sense your touch as the swell meets shore
And the surging sigh of the sea.
Dec 2019 · 63
the moon's Jealousy
Shadow Dec 2019
'Twas on a starry night,
She was sitting by the pond
brushing Her hair in delight
the galaxies were of Her beauty fond,

but jealousy was the moon's  
for she could not bear Her sight,
Her halo of charm, Her amazing calm,
Her radiance and diamond eyes,
Her rose red lips, Her elegant dress
woven with vivid dyes.
those were what made moon mad
and she was also rather sad
her place was taken after all
she could do nothing but await Her fall.

So our jealous moon devised a plan
a plan more wicked than anyone can!
she hid in the pond and snatched my love
took Her away to the world above,
went around the stars and then the sun
and left Her there for Her time to come.

But the sun saw sadness sealed in my lover's eyes
so he flew as fast as any star flies,
he knocked on the moon's palace gates
and told her that God decides our fates;
she had no right to take Her away!
so the moon, ashamed , befell his sway.

So she returned my love with sorrow
and flew away for a better morrow.
this is my first attempt at writing a story-like poem so please let me know what you think :)
Dec 2019 · 44
The Raven's Call
Shadow Dec 2019
Blood the moon in blackest night,
does greet the raven’s cry.
Darkness bears its wicked call,
to this deep and empty sky.

Sorrow rings the call of death,
no other sound now heard.
Beckoned to the last lament,
of this heinous wretched bird.

Beams excite this dance of thieves,
bones beat the skin of drums.
Writhing in the fertile drink,
tankards pour red velvet ***.

Flames twisting in the winds of rage,
scream the woeful song.
Sacred are the nocturnal beasts,
to gather in this throng.

Chieftain of the danse macabre,
to lead them from the grave.
To interject gross loyalty,
as the devil’s most ****** slave.
Dec 2019 · 89
Birthday
Shadow Dec 2019
a burning candle
a leaking pen
a  little hope
an everlasting yen
to find some meaning to this,
this endless loneliness.
'Twas  my birthday today
though everyone had forgotten
so I went out for a walk, cold and rotten,
the day was grey and the wind
blew all the comfort away.

Now I sit so still
in this sepulchral room
with a leaking pen at hand
I scribble over these contorted lines.

there's no need to rhyme
you just gotta break your fall
it's your birthday after all!
be happy and smile
even though things seem vile
if you just keep pushing through
you'll find something that'll make your life worthwhile.
some more nonsense.
Dec 2019 · 173
double expectations
Shadow Dec 2019
why is anything
I do
never
enough?
I'm being crushed by these double expectations by the people around me, it's exhausting me and I have nowhere to run, all it does is cause me self hatred and feelings of doubt, it makes me want to cry but at the same time it's gotten rid of my ability to shed tears, I don't know what to do, please help.
Shadow Dec 2019
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Dec 2019 · 95
Incapable
Shadow Dec 2019
I have repressed my emotions for so long
That I have lost the ability to cry...
Dec 2019 · 68
A simple rant
Shadow Dec 2019
I'm feeling a confusion
Or maybe it's just delusion,
Does she still like me?
I'm probably as annoying as a bee.
I feel like I'm a burden,
Hiding all my feelings behind a curtain
Of doubt, uncertainty and hesitation,
It feels nothing short of damnation.

I don't even know why I'm trying to rhyme
All of these thoughts and I'm running out of time
It's time to halt this cursed rhyme
And talk with you from my heart

I'm feeling so hollow and wishing there was no tomorrow, all I feel is apathy and it's pure agony, I can't even write any more because all my feelings are gone, what is a sea without water? What is spring without a flower? What is summer without its schoring sun?
What is a writer without his ink?
What is a poet without feelings?
The bad rhymes and uncertain structure resembles my mental state...
Dec 2019 · 81
Sorrows of Werther
Shadow Dec 2019
Werther had a love for Charlotte
     Such as words could never utter;
Would you know how first he met her?
     She was cutting bread and butter.

Charlotte was a married lady,
     And a moral man was Werther,
And, for all the wealth of Indies,
     Would do nothing for to hurt her.

So he sighed and pined and ogled,
     And his passion boiled and bubbled,
Till he blew his silly brains out,
     And no more was by it troubled.

Charlotte, having seen his body
     Borne before her on a shutter,
Like a well-conducted person,
     Went on cutting bread and butter.
Dec 2019 · 193
Dream
Shadow Dec 2019
Some where in Paris
Empty cobbled street
You look at the river beside the street
There sits a bench under the moonlight
You walk towards it
The street is empty,
The night sky is immense
Even more immense with the blue stars
Flickering in the distance.
Sitting on the wooden bench
Facing the free flowing waters,
Under the vast night sky
You sit alone with the moon
Next to the flowing river
And wish that this feeling would last
Forever...
Dec 2019 · 267
Us
Dec 2019 · 82
What is poet?
Shadow Dec 2019
A poet is the gift to the world,
The one who takes a scene a vision
emotion and gives it wings to fly
upon vellum canvas.

A poet is a dreamer
who expands inside their heartbeat
Who lets fingers dance and readers see.
See the purpose of a moment spent.

A poet inside a human vessel
is a gift giver of a poem.
The one who floats where others dare not go.
Shadow Dec 2019
In all honesty
I have no idea
What to write about
I'm feeling apathetic today
Dec 2019 · 102
Red ball
Shadow Dec 2019
Red ball (for better quality you should should read it aloud)



And if I said a ball is red,
and all I said was that,

and if you thought,
a ball is round, and on its surface
texture found, and on your finger
round and round it spins,
then off the glass rebounds
to take another shot;

and if you thought,
a ball is red, the colour blazing in my head
of ripe cranberries in a bog, or colour
of a short-hair dog that's trained
to hunt a hog,

I could not say
you understood, for in my mind
the ball was wood, and sitting on a metal shelf,
a toy made by Santa's elf–
its red the plastic kind.

One-hundred and seventy-one thousand,
four-hundred and seventy-six,
the words within our bag of tricks
to try and say what we must say,
and still not be cliché.

It's why I write to please myself,
and maybe with a metaphor,
or simile, hyperbole, or maybe
if personified, it touches deep inside
and amplifies, when it is read,
a human watershed.
Dec 2019 · 123
The monster inside
Shadow Dec 2019
There resides a monster within my heart
One with daggers instead of teeth
Swords, as nails, without a sheath.
This monster has onyx eyes
Paper skin as white as snow
As cold as ice.
This monster is my subdued rage
My muted anger
What makes me age.
It torments my soul in all sorts of ways
From lonely nights to freezing days.
It's cut off my tongue so I won't scream
For God's sake it won't even let me dream!
Every night it visits my slumbering corpse
It taunts me, it haunts me,
It shakes me, it wakes me
I can not scream, I can not breath.
All of my nights are slumberless
These tormenting notions are numberless.

Dear monster, please go
Leave me alone and take my woe
I can not bear your presence
Your sight, your sence, your smell
Haunts me.
It feels like the devil himself taunts me.
I do not know what else to say,
How else to scream
Or cry for help
I just hope that one day
You'll get bored and go away,
Go! give me some ecstasy,
All I need is a slight feeling of ataraxy.
A small glimpse of my tortured soul.
Nov 2019 · 113
here again
Shadow Nov 2019
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written in octal code
Shadow Nov 2019
Have you really lived,
If you haven't slept under the
Ever so immense sky
Gazing at the small shivering stars
And the mighty moon in her solitude?

Have you really lived
If you haven't held the hands,
The soft, warm hands, of your lover
On a cold, crisp and bitter day?

Have you really lived
if you haven't felt and appreciated
The small things in life?
This poem is sadly unfinished due to my shortage of time, however I'll finish it in the first chance i get
Nov 2019 · 63
Random poem
Shadow Nov 2019
The night is starry and blue stars shiver in the distance,
The lonely moon weeps in her solitude,
and the spikes of grass dance in the melancholy breeze.

The red rose holds the morning dew with her crimson petals
and the little bird cries amidst the branches
of a once verdant tree

Trees sulk
Stars shiver
Moons weep
Birds wail
And for I,
I sit still, so sedentary...

In this forsaken tomb I shall reside
forevermore...
Shadow Nov 2019
Abyssal clouds, of sunken shade,

Such memories,

A constant fade.

I bellow for it to return to me,

But all I see is a drunken fantasy.

Forever lost, of something meant to be.
Nov 2019 · 185
love yourself
Shadow Nov 2019
always remember to love yourself no matter what.
but don't become arrogant.
Nov 2019 · 168
The night is long
Shadow Nov 2019
The night is long
filled with crying stars
and weeping moons

The night is long
the black abyss of the sky
consumes me and my desires

The night is long
I am left bereft of joy
bereft of hopes and aspirations

The night is long
the demons are screaming
and I wail in corner of my room

The night is long
and my lust for morrow to come
is everlasting...
Nov 2019 · 217
sad world (haiku)
Shadow Nov 2019
the tree sulks
leaves fly in the sky
the world turns grey
this my first ever haiku, please forgive my incompetence at it
Nov 2019 · 509
I'm losing my mind
Shadow Nov 2019
I've lost myself.
what hope is there for this tortured soul,
for this toxic mind?
for this heart is as black as coal.

on this onyx coloured night
I lay in my  bed,
filled with fright.
and as the moon sits by my window
I weep, I weep, I weep...

What am I?
Compared to the grand scale of things,
What am I?
For Whom do I exist?

as the crows circle above,
as the flower sulks in gloom,
as sky turns gray,
and as my words begin to decay
I gaze into the abyss of my impending doom .
Nov 2019 · 484
I miss you
Shadow Nov 2019
I miss your laugh
I miss your glistening eyes under the summer sun
I miss your smell
I miss everything that we used to do
I miss your face
I miss planning our future together under the immense starry night

What happened to us?
Why did you change?
Why did you leave me, broken;
Shattered like a mirror glass?
Nov 2019 · 2.8k
help me
Shadow Nov 2019
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