.    The longest moment Hangs
     in slow motion in a dusty picture frame
     Its brass tacks pin it down
     Like cornerstones up on a Wall ―

     Gathered memories lay bare;
     a frozen ache chiseled in stone

           Love can build a bridge

           Love can burn it down
                       to ashes
           on some rocky shoreline

           Smoke on the water
    seeping far down into the cold
             deep waters flow                                                    .

    ­               Silence aches
frozen in the sum of an unspoken voice ―
      a deeper understanding shapes
              pleasure and denial

         When life’s a lot of thorns
                  without a rose
                              .

written by:   h.a. rivers ... 4am ... 11/18/2017

I try to hide from the places in my head...
But running is not an option...
Facing the pain is like reaching out to grab a dozen roses only to be stabbed with thorns...
I used to say...I will worry about the pain later....
Left bloody, leaking a trail across my paths,
Everywhere I look the ground is painted red....
I close my eyes... but the smell of lead perfumes the air and my fingers are wet with the essence.....
I can not run from my mind.
So I hide in the shadows lost at my thoughts...
The memories are a burden to bear,
I’m hurting....
Hurting...
Yet no one is there.
Why haven’t I been found yet?
I open my eyes....looking down at my tightly, clenched fist, dead roses, dried blood, leaves withering...
All this time I’d been holding on to pain,
When my mind could have told my body...
It’s ok...to let go...of it...

Olympia Nov 10

rose does not grow without thorns
unless someone comes in and removes its thorns
because a rose is only beautiful without drawing blood
...
so you could say that i cannot grow without my own thorns
unless someone comes along and brings me down
because i only seem beautiful when i am on my knees

My soul separates from my being when you are not with me
when you hug another my heart faints, falling deep down my guts
something start stopping me from breathing

I can't think straight at any given time
I am volatile to my own expressions
My emotions can not be contained within me

My mind needs to be set off from my deepest worries

Somethings jealousy can kill a man, Most especially an insecure  man
Kim Burinaga Oct 26

You might adore her much
But don't get too attached
For one who fears the thorns
Can never get the rose

Jobira Sep 24

There are deadly thorns, lying between
your chocolate molten cake lips
I am yearning to kiss.

I am tasked to either die alone
in fear of the inevitable darkness,
In hunger of your lips without a taste of it,
and without basking it for a moment longer,
or should I just be stung
by "kiss of the dragon,"
and remembered as a happily dead man?

I want to die a happy man at the end!

@jobiranyc (9/24/2017)

Maria Etre Sep 4

She left her beauty
in the shade
preserved for those
who dare
walk into her darkness

She left her other self
in the shade
covered by the innocence
whose scent seduces those
bewitched by
the beauty of a rose

Vyscern Aug 29

The one i love, loves me not
So am i chasing a beautiful girl
Or a nightmare?

These feelings that I've got
They make me scream
Make me plead
Oh God I'm guilty

Of falling for you

And its so hard to breathe
When you're near me
I feel like an intrusion
On someone, too pure

Admist the confusion

I, cannot sleep,
I am melting
Falling through my dreams

And there's one thing to be seen

I, will wear this Crown of Thorns
If only to be by you,
For one second more

I will fly
Spread my wings
If only to fall
And wake with you beside me...

But i know, one things for sure
I keep waking on the floor
Amongst the dust
And all my broken thoughts

And so you see, for all i say
These words won't change the way
That you perceive
It might just be a bad dream
Or an unfortunate reality

I, will wear this Crown of Thorns
If only to be by you,
For one second more

I will fly
Spread my wings
If only to fall
And wake with you beside me...

*music *

For just one second more...
Oh, for just one second more..

I will endure this pain
Like a cage it contains
My punctured heart

And so i say,
Even though these scars will stay
Are a beautiful girl?
Or are you my nightmare?

Either way it hurts..
But i no longer care!

I, will wear this Crown of Thorns
If only to be by you,
For one second more

I will fly
Spread my wings
If only to fall
And wake with you beside me...

I, will wear this Crown of Thorns
If only to be by you,
For one second more

I will fall
Even if i try to fly
But thats okay, at the end of the day

I'm falling for you

idk if i should make this a part of my EP
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