Submit your work, meet writers and drop the ads. Become a member
8.9k · May 2018
Temporary Sunsets
Brandon Amberger May 2018
We gaze at sunsets.
Fascinated by their beauty,
but we know they fade.
8.4k · May 2016
The Road to Redemption
Brandon Amberger May 2016
The Road to redemption
Is a daunting path
It’s an uphill battle
That is slippery and steep
It goes against the current
In the frigid rough rapids
With rays of blistering sun
A jagged wall of obsidian
And a sea of sand
There are no shortcuts
Only cuts, scrapes and bruises
What you did in the past will never be forgotten
But what you are remembered for will have changed.
6.2k · Aug 2015
The cruise
Brandon Amberger Aug 2015
Just reached the summit
The adrenaline building up for the plummet
Strap in to start the cruise
Headphones in, listening to my tunes
Now scanning the powdery terrain
I’m flying like a jet engine plane
Take off on the jump
My knees take the big thump,
Up ahead, there’s the rail
The momentum gives me the power to sail
Almost busting I gain my stability
Now I got my mobility
Carving back and forth
Now at dusk I see my guide north
My ride ending to a near
I get excited for that frosty beer
5.9k · Dec 2015
Talk to a stranger
Brandon Amberger Dec 2015
Sit down and talk to a stranger
Get rid of that fear there is danger
They’ll probably make you smile
You need that once in a while
To get to know someone new
Make them part of your crew
Because diversity is very cool
Something we all learned in grade school
5.7k · Aug 2018
The Shot
Brandon Amberger Aug 2018
A daunting challenge.
After years Practicing.
For that one moment.
Brandon Amberger Feb 2018
Well I'm glad you asked.
I'm your next monumental task.
Call me Rufus because I'm about to make your empire crumble.
From my earthquaking hook, it will make the crowds rumble.
Float like a butterfly, hit like Tyson.
I got the strength of the All American Bison.
That left they say is “the kiss of death” please,
you haven't seen a real American breed.
A combo of the world's greatest.
My team is the smartest and latest.
What could you have to possibly show?
I’ll hit you with the jab high and low.
You’re skills of movement and power are ****.
****, I can’t wait to make you cry and quit
2.9k · Dec 2015
Daily frustration
Brandon Amberger Dec 2015
I am your biggest enemy
That annoying disruptive archenemy
I am the devil’s advocate
The answer that can’t wait
I am the, what if, that cannot
That heart dropping second thought
I am that itch you can’t reach
That dreaded wedding speech
I am the chair leg that stubs your toe
The dreadful bad hair day photo
I am the daily agonizing frustration
But these moments give me this admiration
To be happy and thankful for those times
That make it worth wild to live a lifetime.
2.9k · Dec 2015
Nature vs Manmade
Brandon Amberger Dec 2015
I saw a flower
So miniscule compared to a tower
But it’s beauty so superior
The tower so inferior
Though a piece of art
Created by someone so smart
But a flower wasn’t designed
Nor created by mankind
Instead a natural piece
It’s life only a temporary lease
Nothing is forever
Nor constant, always an unpredictable endeavor
But that’s the beauty
Nature’s easily attainable duty
The want, the need, to continue on
As we look forward towards the next dawn
2.8k · Aug 2015
A fear of rejection
Brandon Amberger Aug 2015
A fear of rejection
Because you believe during further inspection
That there is nothing more
In you just a shallow shore
You pass by everyday
With a swirling heap of gray
Hoping, praying that you’ll find
A person similar to your peace of mind
And you think
Every time you go to your shrink
With 7 billion souls
Your chances have some type of control
And that leaves you
Into a state askew
Just standing back
Looking through a mirror what you lack
2.7k · Dec 2015
You are amazing
Brandon Amberger Dec 2015
You, you and you
Why do you seem blue?
Must I say you’re amazing
Now trust me, I’m not the only one that is praising
You have already beaten the odds
You are alive not from the gods
But you and your strong persistent ancestry
You and them have this unique chemistry
So powerful, that you are alive during the present
Which has so much more value than every cent
Your will makes you capable
Which brings you to a fate that is inescapable
A fate that leads you to greatness
Built from a foundation of moral straightness
2.5k · Apr 2016
Brandon Amberger Apr 2016
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
You may now want to take out the recorder
This world may label it as a weakness
But I’m quite fond that it gives me a type of uniqueness
Although my mind bounces around
Like a bouncy ball all over town
It sometimes allows me to be still
When I find something that gives me a thrill
Instead of giving me that medication
Allow my mind to experience that sensation
Of it’s ability to go full throttle top gear
It may seem irrational and unclear
But trust me the task assigned
Will be completed from a mastermind
2.3k · Dec 2015
Thank you to the Freaks
Brandon Amberger Dec 2015
I would like say thank you to the freaks
Thank you to those who chose the road not taken.
You are the leaders, the trendsetters.
Even with fear your curiosity was stronger.
It is them that have brought us into the future
It is the mutants that have evolved us.
Through a random mutation we are **** Sapiens
So I say thank you to the freaks
I hope I'm a freak
1.7k · Jul 2016
An Equal Chance at Birth
Brandon Amberger Jul 2016
Come here and take my hand
Together right now we take our last stand
To end this ******* pitiful corruption
The ignorant will no longer be a disruption
You are probably wondering how
I’ll tell you this now we will never bow
No one said this would be easy
For a while, we will be busy
We’ll start with the hardworking and the brave
They’re the people who can pull off the save
The way of progression is always right
This will be the main event fight
Now roll both your sleeves
Don’t use your back bend your knees
We’re improving this world Earth
So every kid has an equal chance at birth
1.7k · Sep 2018
Radiating Beauty
Brandon Amberger Sep 2018
You know you're like the sun.
Radiating beauty naturally
and everlasting.
1.7k · Jun 2016
Without the Shadows
Brandon Amberger Jun 2016
See Me Without the Shadows
Judge me on my worst lows
When I had my worst day
When I went astray
Now knowing all these things
Would you be ok if I became of one the kings?
I would assume probably not
You’d think our society would rot
You fear I would do it all again
And I understand because of the pain
But what about the good
If I were to blossom into adulthood
The possibility of redemption
Would I have the right of exemption?
Do you believe that people can change
If my mind would mix up and rearrange
If I would mature and be just
I’d have to work my *** off for your trust
I’ve realized that everyone wants joy
So here, right now I’m no boy
Now I’m a mature young man
Who has one hell of a plan
1.6k · Jul 2018
Brandon Amberger Jul 2018
Hopefully, we’re deeper than the screen we’re staring at.
1.3k · Dec 2015
Brandon Amberger Dec 2015
I love you so much
Enough to dream about you
Twenty four seven
1.1k · Aug 2015
Internal Corruption
Brandon Amberger Aug 2015
Internal Corruption
A ticking time bomb for a disastrous eruption
An endless tug-of-war
Your mind your body can’t handle this anymore
Swaying back and forth
Back and forth
Near your last gasp
There’s something to grasp
Your last bit of sanity
Like a calm plump manatee
It lays there firm
A foundation now can be set for the long term
1.1k · Dec 2016
a little bit of honey
Brandon Amberger Dec 2016
What a beautiful day
Nice breeze right off the bay
The Hammock swaying
Birds chirping and playing
The sun bright and sunny
Ice tea with a little bit of honey
A patch of daisies so yellow
Could this day be anymore mellow
Deep breathes of fresh air
This feeling of balance is rare
1.1k · Nov 2017
We Shall Plant Trees Now
Brandon Amberger Nov 2017
We shall plant trees now.
So others in the future,
may sit in the shade.
Inspired by the quote "A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in."
1.1k · Feb 2018
My days left
Brandon Amberger Feb 2018
Quite scary to know we have “x” days remaining
I will never lose a day because it’s raining
But I must protect what I hold most dear
It is time with family and friends maybe some beer
Laughs, stories of heroes and foes
Live my life bold and loud, not careful on tippy toes.
Because why would you ever be quiet and hide?
Life can be a euphoric one hell of a ride.
795 · Dec 2015
Out of Their Comfort Zone
Brandon Amberger Dec 2015
Natural Originality
With a crazy mentality
Creates a wicked Individuality

When not attached to any wires
It can spread like a wild fire
And it inspires

For those who aren’t afraid
Will be made
Others will have prayed

That they won’t become just another clone
That they were put out of their comfort zone
And one day these people will be well known
760 · Jan 2016
A Brutal Cold War
Brandon Amberger Jan 2016
I can’t take this any more
It’s truly a brutal cold war
With the deception and spite
Full of anger, pain, suffering we fight
Between family that are now foes
We hit each other with low blows
It’s easy, wicked and rotten
We don’t remember the good, it’s just forgotten
With favoritism and neglect
Without the slightest respect
We are parasitic infestations
Just a group of ****** up generations
744 · Dec 2015
Brandon Amberger Dec 2015
Tomorrow greets us with promise
Said your good friend Thomas
You asked “Why is that?”
Simple we’ll have a good chat
On top of the mountain
We’ll drink from mother earth’s natural fountain
It will be fresh, natural, and cool
A great way to keep our fuel
Then we’ll look at the stars
Point out, our brother Mars
We’ll restore and respect the beauty
Because that is our simple duty
We’ll leave and be calm
The complete utter opposite of an atomic bomb
709 · Dec 2015
Warm White Sand
Brandon Amberger Dec 2015
An atmospheric calm
In the shade under the palms
A refreshing salty sea breeze
The warm white sand of the Florida keys
Gentle waves approach the shore
Probably take a nap till four
Happy hour at five
Stunning! We all arrive
Ready to dance on the stage
We’re living up our golden age
Our feet now tire
We’ll head to the beach campfire
701 · Feb 18
A Favor?
Do me a favor. Keep being you.
661 · Apr 2016
I accept the Challenge
Brandon Amberger Apr 2016
I Brandon Amberger accept #TheChallenge
This is not a request nor demand, it is a challenge. This challenge is to be the better person and to take responsibility for your actions. To swallow your pride so that instead of arguing you choose to shut your mouth, do the right thing, and get the job done. To simply follow the principle "treat others, how you would like to be treated"
I'll tell you why you should accept my challenge. It's to set an example and improve our future for our kids. If you don't have kids, you do it for your family's kids and your friends' kids. Everyone deserves the same chance. For those of you who have influence, you have higher expectations. Why? You have power and with power comes responsibility. So I’m challenging the CEO’s, the interns, students, actresses, lawyers, foreman, electricians, bus-boy, waitress, teachers, children, the parents, and everyone alive to accept.
I really, really hope you become a challenger. For those of you who do accept, there is no punishment, nor reward. Just gratuity for doing the right thing. Now do you accept the challenge?
I'm sorry this is not a poem but this is how i feel. I do believe part of poetry is expressing how you feel though, so that's why I wrote this on here.
648 · Dec 2015
Love is an infestation
Brandon Amberger Dec 2015
Your beauty is undeniable
I’ll always be reliable
Starting with your smile
Bright enough from a mile
You’re down to earth
Even past the bottommost spec of dirt
Your mind so pure
Easily the sorrow cure
I must confess
Why I believe I’m blessed
I’m your foundation
And Salvation
From that foundation you arise
From yours so do I
Spiraling beyond that blue sky
After that last faint good bye
It's simple love is an infestation
Uncontrollable and even Endurable through incarceration
648 · Dec 2015
Brandon Amberger Dec 2015
I can easily get lost
Just in my mind
It’s elaborate vibrant and vast
It’s every memory in my past
Filled with my predictions for the future
Goals dreams aspirations too
My worries and fears
All the times I shed a tear
These paths all intertwine
Creating this entangled knot
But somehow I sleep peacefully on a cot
I think it’s because even though I dream
During the day or night
I still have this objective sight
Brandon Amberger Nov 2015
When I look into my reflection
I stare at every imperfection
I appear broken, even shattered
All of me in bits and pieces scattered
From the lack of understanding and compassion
These human instincts were once in fashion
Unfortunately greediness, laziness and corruption got hold
Our society became bitter and cold
Where we have this need to conform
Too afraid to practice a passionate art form
Instead we are this predictable bleak gray
Just waiting to die and decay
578 · Nov 2015
Tip of the iceberg
Brandon Amberger Nov 2015
When I look at you
I see past the tip of the iceberg
For some reason you hide your potential
And I am truly puzzled
I know what you’re meant to be
What you have the potential to be
And it is beautiful
I pray you take a leap of faith
Because I know you will not fall
You will spread your wings
Catch the breeze and sail
573 · Dec 2015
The Contender
Brandon Amberger Dec 2015
I was hanging by a thread
That’s what they said
But look me now
an unbelievable how
It was an actual struggle
Like death wanted me to snuggle
But I broke their heart
Because I would not surrender
I am the all time great contender
541 · Feb 2019
In Your Darkest Times.
Brandon Amberger Feb 2019
In your darkest times.
The light only emits from
your mind, heart and will.
514 · Nov 2015
It's my time
Brandon Amberger Nov 2015
Like I told you I write
Yeah, It’s just to think
It’s so I don’t fight
So I don’t sink
It’s my time
Just mine
Just I
432 · Dec 2015
The dream
Brandon Amberger Dec 2015
The dream
To be happy while you flow down the stream
Now this dream isn’t just sitting around
It’s up above on top of this monstrous Mound
And I understand I have to work
Even if it’s sometimes a knee ****
Nothing should be handed over to me
Nature obviously agrees
I want to be my best
And pass my test
The goal is to get high
Not just from that green ***** in the sky
But by natural pride
The feeling you get when you’ve really tried
You take that last advance
You’re drowned in excitement you might even dance
You feel thump-thump
Your heart filled with adrenaline just before a ski jump
You know deserve it
Because of the hours you’ve spent in the pit
Even if you lost your goal
You still gained some heart and soul
But eventually you’ll realize it’s worth the time
So you can keep up improving your prime.
416 · Dec 2015
Like a Knight
Brandon Amberger Dec 2015
Dash like the wind
Towards the place you’d like to be
No crack too small
No wall too tall
You can go with the flow
This will surely let you grow
Choose your own path
Don’t be intimidated by their wrath
Who cares if it’s normal
Normally fun isn’t abnormal
Live with tradition
Under your condition
Create something that’ll last for the ages
So beautiful that it’s displayed on stages
Always do right
You’ll be respected like a knight
405 · Apr 2016
I took a glance
Brandon Amberger Apr 2016
I took a glance
Towards those who dance
And just by chance
I saw this vagrant lass
Radiating beauty like a star of colossal mass
So eloquent with her every pass
She swirls and weaves
Smiles and receives
I wonder if it is I, she perceives?
404 · Apr 2016
One day I'll Run Into You
Brandon Amberger Apr 2016
You’re the one that got away
You’re the one I hope to see everyday
Just to get a second long glance
We could’ve had a magical romance
Days where we would just lay on soft grass
Talking about that time we both fell on our ***
We could’ve had so many laughs
Thousands of smiles in photographs
I’m not even a religious believer
But I pray everyday to reduce the love fever
I sincerely miss you
Hopefully one day I’ll run into you
392 · Apr 2018
Sentient Beings
Brandon Amberger Apr 2018
Sentient beings
live among the universe,
curious and scared.
387 · Feb 2016
Father and Son
Brandon Amberger Feb 2016
Truly unfathomable
What I have just witnessed
It was mesmerizing, cheerful, and even magical
This man just experienced the ultimate joy
Holding this itty bitty boy
With just hope this little man
Could create so many things for this world
He had no fears no chance of tears
They looked into each other’s eyes
Mentor and apprentice
This was true happiness
374 · Dec 2015
This is Everyone's Job
Brandon Amberger Dec 2015
What are people doing?
What are people pursuing?
This senseless violence is sad.
I don’t give a **** if you’re mad.
I don’t care about your race
or if you’ve got a pretty face
I don’t care how much money you make,
because you could easily be fake.
You don’t have the right to oppress,
even if you’re dealing with a huge mess.
There is no reason to hurt someone
What if it was your loved one
Everyone has a duty,
to improve this innocent raw beauty.
Now trust me, it’s worth your time.
I can guarantee, it will improve your prime.
Doing some cause and affect.
You can see your method is incorrect
Just look at history, its not pretty
It’s like a scary deadly city
It’s despicable and gritty
Overpopulated with death and destruction
With no positive construction
Our society is now old
Our society should not be that cold
I'll tell you my goal
It’s to dig us out of this hole
During my lifetime
I want to begin a never ending peacetime
Where we concentrate on science and art
Where we all can have fun taking part

This is everyone's job.
372 · Mar 2018
Before We Met
Brandon Amberger Mar 2018
Before we met
Rainbows were black
Light never shined
Wind was stagnant
Stars were absent
Fire was cold
Birds never song
Rain never fell
368 · Dec 2015
Brandon Amberger Dec 2015
I am baffled by your belief
That you actually think you’re just
That you have this idea to become commander in chief
Don’t count my vote; you do not have my trust
Though you’re intelligence is incredible
Which makes it that more ridiculous
Your everyday actions are certainly not credible
What scares me is that you are even meticulous
Because if you are aware of your actions
Then that makes you cruel and unsuitable
I believe that you’ll only care about a small fraction
Since you’re smart you can see the logic is irrefutable
Take a moment to see, how you make people feel
There you will see what you perceive is not real
367 · Aug 2015
Twelfth Night
Brandon Amberger Aug 2015
Love an uncontrollable force
An infestation
That has no remorse
Can be that best duration
Of your blessed life
Or as piercing
As that diamond in crested knife
No sugar coating it’s fierce
But when it is right
It’s comparable to that twelfth night
365 · Aug 2015
Brandon Amberger Aug 2015
We lay in shackles
While the wood crackles
From the fire that consumes
And engrosses the world with fumes
Of desperation, and pity
A self-destructive species that thinks it’s witty
We look upon the stars
As if the world was a buried jar
With the slippery glass there’s no way out
Just an overwhelming drought
Billy would say we didn’t start it
A common answer that appears to be legit
But isn’t it our duty?
To protect this innocent raw beauty
To uphold the ideals we see fit
Or has the human race quit
363 · Dec 2015
College Guy
Brandon Amberger Dec 2015
Man oh Man
We’ve had a great run
Glad none of us ended up with a son
We started off confused and dumb
Drunk listening to that big *** bass drum
Not knowing where to get the ***** or bud
Drinking some ****** alcoholic mud
We’ve had plenty of laughs
I could show you the numbers on the graphs
A few weird roommates along the way
But still not hoping for May
Finals ****** even with the addy
Us all guys hoping the girls call us daddy
Graduation came really really fast
I couldn’t have got better friends if I asked
Now it’s not time to say goodbye
Hold your tears don’t cry
It’s just a see ya later
When we’re all greater
360 · Dec 2015
But I'm willing to help
Brandon Amberger Dec 2015
I see that you’re alone
In agonizing pain you groan
Now I don’t know the cause
But I’m willing to help for a long pause
You see I’ve been there
Backed up into a corner
The only way out forward
I’ll give you a helping hand
I’ll create a foundation for you to stand
I just ask you do not forget this
You help someone else without a wince
Simply because they need it
I know your action will transmit
359 · Nov 2015
We shall put on a mask
Brandon Amberger Nov 2015
Everyday we shall put on a mask.
To hide the misery of doing our daily task
Instead of being ourselves we will conform
Inside lies the most violent storm
We shall hide from the truth
We have not been ourselves since our youth
We shall not enjoy the childish pleasures
Instead we’ll concentrate on meaningless treasures
When we get to that age
We’ll be disappointed and in rage
That we weren’t gutsy or brave
That we were just a pawn just a slave
offshoot from we wear the mask from Paul Laurence Dunbar
349 · Dec 2015
On My Mind
Brandon Amberger Dec 2015
I need to get something off my chest.
Otherwise it’s going to crush me if I rest.
This maybe my ultimate test
Just like leaving my mother celeste
I must tell you what’s on my mind.
The words are so, so hard to find.
Here’s what I have to say.
I thought about this a lot while I lay.
Now please apologize
Because I know that you can recognize,
What you have done
I know that it’s a lot easier to run
I know that you feel guilt
I know that there is still good that has been built
In your heart there still remains yang
So let’s not end this with a disastrous bang
345 · Jul 2019
The Human Voice
Brandon Amberger Jul 2019
The human voice is the most dynamic
and powerful tool ever utilized.
Next page