Submit your work, meet writers and drop the ads. Become a member
Arianna Jul 12
Tell me, O Death, when my blood is mingling,
whether you are so forsaken
that you fall asleep pressed against me.

Relative to everything else, why do you take so long?
In brotherhood with my dreams,
why do you tear the lace of my love?

Let me step out of your shadows and,
hanging tight until the last,
bestow the bliss of oblivion beneath which so many perish.

• • •

Ty smrti řekni mi když krev mou prolínáš
zda jsi tak opuštěna
že ke mně tiskneš se a se mnou usínáš

Příbuzna se vším proč tak dlouze trváš
v bratrství s mým snem
proč krajkoví mé lásky trháš

Dej ať poodejít mohu na krok z tvého stínu
a skonávání sevři do chvíle poslední
Dej dobrotu zapomnění po níž tolik hynu
This is the best translation I could come up with based on internet translators, some grammatical knowledge here and there, and general feelings into the tone of the poem. Did my best to at least convey the spirit of the words, but as far as linguistic accuracy, I can't promise anything. Any corrections or suggestions are welcome. :-) <3
So,
Tryin to be independent of the venom inside my head,
This isn't dead though,
My eyes are red so,
I'm reaching the pinnacle,
Reading into the syllables,
Inside my head,
That want me dead,
But I'm not ready yet,
So I'll just say no to the infected perception of the world around me,
So,

Just relax,
Here I am.
Just look in the mirror,
Smile,
And jump in.

The water is cold and unforgiving,
The product of being so lost and feeling so
Dark, alone, but I'm never quitting, so,

Hold on and don't let go,
It's gonna be hard,
But don't let your feeling show,
How scared you are,
To feel the scars,
and free the arts,
of the real,
person you are.

Just show them,
You'll never give up,
Just feel the love,
and let it grow,
So,

Be who you are,
and don't forget,
when things are hard,
Just stare at the stars.

~Robert van Lingen
The rhythm is inspired by NF, and his music. Listen to "The Search" by NF then read this with that kind of rhythm, and that's how I envisioned it.
Evie Apr 20
poets are the most fascinating of creatures
coming in so many stunning varieties
lyrical flowing words
hard arresting phrases


you are all creators of such intense beauty
Liquid Gold Apr 14
Vegetable
Get a table to eat the fruits of your labour while it's acceptable
The chance that you will reap the harvest again is probable
You sowed the seed on good soil, you must have read the parable
The feeling of tasting your success must be delectable

Wrench
The tools you use to pull and **** will make you hench
The weight on your mind motivates you to hit the bench
High intensity workout leaving you with thirst to quench  
Hydrate yourself, don't sweat it, perspiration leaves a stench

Xenophobia
A fear of people of all races living in utopia
The fear of long words is sesquipedalophobia
A loop of horror, two fears that cause a mental dystopia
I need abundance and nourishment, pass me the cornucopia

Yield
Why surrender freedom when you can run in a field
Protect me from the evil ones, I need a holy shield
A massive sword of words is much easier to wield
No blood after the battle, no scars to be healed

Zen
I'm about to state something important, get a pen
Be young at heart, look at life as if you were ten
Question everything, when you get the answer ask again
Deception is at large, don't get thrown into the lions den
Challenge:
Randomize a word beginning with each letter of the alphabet and write a poem about it without using the word in the poem
Liquid Gold Apr 14
Quality
Describes a high level product, service or commodity
Despite the fact that some may be seen as an oddity
Unconventional ways of living upsets the authority
Perfect my craft then pump out content, that's my priority

Research
Before you take in every word that's said at church
Double check the message so you're not likely to lurch
Flying from a canopy, the bird lands on a perch
Branches don't fall far from trees, especially around a birch

Souvenir
Take home this car as a gift, it doesn't have a steer
You'll have to make a short trip to see the engineer
Unclog the engine and kick start your new career
Reinvest in new markets, become a pioneer

Telephone
Ring around the roses, the petals are falling on their own
Flowers rising when watered with wisdom and being alone
Instruments designed to distract us from getting in the zone
Meditate in silence and your inner calling will be known

Undercover
Work is hard, you can't wait to jump in bed beside your lover
Jump in all directions and next thing you know, she's a mother
Daughter born but she's feeling lonely so you need another
Trampoline tricks turns to treating the daughter with a brother
Challenge:
Randomize a word beginning with each letter of the alphabet and write a poem about it without using the word in the poem
Liquid Gold Apr 14
Lacerate
Rubbing salt in wounds causes the pain to exacerbate
Sweet talk is not appreciated in a spicy debate
Neither is being bitter when called out for being late
Now everyone is sour and no one wants to be your mate

Mission
Going missing to work on a bigger vision
Focused on my purpose and I've made a good decision
Decide to ride the tide even in the face of derision
Achieving my goals one by one, with accuracy and precision

Negligence
Ignore the first word that I wrote, it has no relevance
The words that I desire to use require more elegance
Linguistic prowess may be one sign of intelligence
But periodically you forget the basic elements

Obsecure
An avant garde approach to life is part of the allure
Rocking the boat with force can sink you if you're insecure
Make sure your soul is calm and intentions are solely pure
And prosperity will find its way to you, yes I'm sure

Paleontology
On top of pale tables using technology
Taking notes of the origin of etymology
Study the mind in the mirror, that's reverse psychology
Mentally reflecting on the science of physiology
Challenge:
Randomize a word beginning with each letter of the alphabet and write a poem about it without using the word in the poem
Liquid Gold Apr 14
Grapes
Caeser salad with a special plant for the apes
Monkeying around until the animals escape
Vanishing in the air like smoke from a vape
Caution: loose gorillas, don't trespass beyond the tape

Heartbreak
Fractured aorta from stabbing his chest with a stake
Sliced open the chest and dished it out like a piece of cake
Heat it up in the morning, thats what you call wake and bake
Surprised you didn't burn or hide the body in a lake

Irony
Straightening up the wrinkles in my clothes is a remedy
Healing sounds of a smooth serene and soothing symphony
Sonically cooking up sweet music filled with harmony
Topped off with a deep message wrapped in sympathy

Juxtaposition
Opposites attract depending on the opposition
There's no challenge if you're not afraid of your competition
It's expensive to pay attention to your ambition
There's a discount if you check out using intuition

Kinaesthetic
Moving art with strokes of paint while feeling apathetic
Empty vessel of the spirit used to be prophetic
Predicting miracles and feats described as majestic
Home is where the heart is so we keep the love domestic
Challenge:
Randomize a word beginning with each letter of the alphabet and write a poem about it without using the word in the poem
Liquid Gold Apr 14
Atheist
Athena would be disappointed if she did exist
Exalt the Holy one or disappear into the mist
Mistake a man for God and you won't even make the list
Listen to the universe and you will get the gist

Balloon
Bouncing ball of joy popped by a harpoon
Deflating all the hope of ever reaching the moon
Can taste the sadness with a scoop of a teaspoon
Enjoyed the moment while it lasted, what a honeymoon

Chainsaw
The buzz is killed when the auntie brings some coleslaw
The uncle leaves her and he turns into an outlaw
His opinions pack a punch, his stance is southpaw
Dog eat dog world and he always eats his meat raw

Door
As one closes, others open up even more
As you step through you see the golden floor
Rainbows and clovers with leaves that add up to four
The silver lining in the clouds that rain and pour
Eroding the bronze and the copper forever more

Epilepsy
Flashing all your flashy items will lead to jealousy
Evil eye evident anywhere you want to be
Humbleness costs less than impressing humanity
Its not worth the insanity to create a fake reality

Flamboyant
Male ants on fire due to heating up an oxidant
Eye witnesses were present so let's see who was observant
Crime scene's shady though reports say its an accident
Looking for the culprits but people insist they're innocent
Challenge:
Randomize a word beginning with each letter of the alphabet and write a poem about it without using the word in the poem.
Nat Lipstadt Apr 2018
I am not the master of my writing

-
my writing masters me,
seizing me when the seizure is a sure thing,
it dictates to its enslaved scribe
what it desires this utensil to reveal and expel -
the contraries
who having battled to a ****** draw leaves the battlefield trembling with indecent indecision; the optimal conditions for its macrobiotic invasion of my brain stem;

the she-muse offers me two choices:
she wants a poem writ forthwith
on the lyrical expression
of depression and refusal is
non optional

so I fantasize escape and that becomes
her property as well;
evidence against me to be used at my trials,
the one where there is no statue of liberty
from the limitations of prior bad acts;

I offer the she-muse two choices:

give me a cabin with WiFi
and self-enforcement of solitary confinement and
tie me up with the rope remainders of broken bonds,

bonds that tied me up worse
when they were broken
and the peaceful withering
that won’t disrupt disturb nobody
from a distance

my other choice is to bury me
forthwith next to my parents
and shutter my constant tearing eyes which are drop-resistant

muse says that’s no choice
I own your voice stilled or not,
will bill your soul’s account for
denial of poetic services

weep; i don’t want the noises that curse this troubled
bodyship don’t want recollections good or bad

the muse-***** cackles with insanity of delight
for she accepts this writ as partial payment
on her commission, whispers I love your
lyrical expressions of depression
that ****** recognition algorithms
alert me that seizing time is nigh

there is no on/off switch for one like you:
father son and holy ghost
Next page