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Oct 2019 · 727
Failure
Vexren4000 Oct 2019
Failing at a game,
You did not even wish to play,
Conscripted into reality,
Without a say in such an act.
Play the game,
Or lose it all.

©BAS
Aug 2019 · 1.1k
Burning, Burning
Vexren4000 Aug 2019
A fire smoldering,
In the hearts of humans,
A dream?
A fleeting feeling?
A time to be remembered and a time to be forgotten.
Acting out of anger.
For the buildup is to great.
No home to run to,
No soul to confide in.
My only confidant myself,
And these silent stoic walls.

©BAS
Jul 2019 · 387
Innocence Lost
Vexren4000 Jul 2019
Forced to stand silent, Time taking away
The youth of a child,
The wonder of a blue sky,
A box that becomes a house,
Seen through a lens of youth,
Fires of dreams burning brightly,
Fading like stars as times passes.

©BAS
Jun 2019 · 675
Heart of Humanity
Vexren4000 Jun 2019
The blackened beating heart of man,
Oozing a dark sludge,
Coating the innocent, and the lost,
Covering them in a miasma of loss,
A lost soul
Stab the heart stab the heart,
Death becomes a lyric lark,
Run you can not the heart will find,
Run you can not the greed will blind,
Man and his black heart,
Born of animus,
Yet trying to deny,
Darkness in their own souls.
Hiding it with comedy masks,
Dancing upon a stage of crumbling dreams,
Feeding off the strong and hefty,
The weak and meek writhing and crawling,
Looking for another beings greatness,
To latch upon and make their own,
In some small lonely way.

©BAS
Jun 2019 · 285
Planetary, Earth
Vexren4000 Jun 2019
The heaving Earth,
Writhing with competing life,
A contest of survival taking place on a blue, green stage.
Man bending land to his will,
Complicating the perfection of the food chain.
Mother earth weeping as man ravages her lands.
Crying silently into space.
with a pain no other planet can understand.

©BAS
May 2019 · 547
Alphabets
Vexren4000 May 2019
Alphabet soup,
And phonetically sounding,
The voices of preschoolers,
Echoing a teachers lead,
Learning skills,
For something not yet known,
All that was known,
Was the comfort of family and home.
Did we know then?
Our sense of peace would be taken away to crookedly rot?
I suppose ignorance was bliss.


©BAS
Mar 2019 · 2.2k
Mystical Merriment
Vexren4000 Mar 2019
Mystic places,
Locked away in isolation,
Human eyes may not go there,
Lain upon unsullied land,
Places found by humans gaze,
Usually will end the days of harmony,
The merriment of the forest spirits,
Broken by loud human voices,
Confusing compilations of ego,
Seep into the innocent trees,
Corrupting the soul of the land.

©BAS
Mar 2019 · 425
Persona
Vexren4000 Mar 2019
People give,
People take,
Leaving emptiness in their wake,
An emptiness in their shape,
So try to fill that place,
With squares and circles,
Shapes and sizes,
Pleasure and pain.
You will find that space,
Still empty in one way or another,
Even love sometimes,
Can not fill that empty place.

©BAS
Mar 2019 · 958
Digitized Attention
Vexren4000 Mar 2019
Remember when,
Courting was a matter of confidence, wit?
Remember a time before attention,
Was not IV dripped into our blood?
You may not recall such a time,
Even I do not.
Humanity can take anything,
Twist it into a devil.
Now even a compliment, a digitized like,
A poetic statement,
Or even a lover,
Is lost to a flow of comments and criticisms.
Making us lonelier than ever before.

©BAS
Mar 2019 · 376
Miraculous descent
Vexren4000 Mar 2019
From on high,
Some retribution did shine,
Upon the flower wilting,
Blessing it with rain.
Upon the stray dog wandering,
A Benevolent creatures shows mercy.
Retribution shines rarely,
Yet when it does,
It makes it seem as if
A god could exist.

©BAS
Jan 2019 · 931
An ode to a brave soul
Vexren4000 Jan 2019
Once a proud father,
A builder, a family leader.
A spawner of a new generation.
Lost to the trials of aging,
A time faded away,
A mind still intact,
Never aged a day past 40
A body giving up,
Forced to standby and watch yourself,
Lose your abilities
To the reaper.

©BAS
Jan 2019 · 495
Somewhere down
Vexren4000 Jan 2019
Somewhere down the dividing line,
Souls get separated in due time,
Even when growing together on the vine,
It withered and died in winter's time,
A place not so special,
No different from another,
But special in it's own way,
Because it was our place to stay.

©BAS
Jan 2019 · 593
Unfortunate
Vexren4000 Jan 2019
Unfortunately we parted ways,
Somewhere down the line,
Life gives, and takes away.
Even the most precious of treasures,
Can fade away like sunsets.
Leaving nothing behind but an impression. An echo. A cry for help gone unheard. A day of suffering ended in the peace of death.

©BAS
Jan 2019 · 517
Whispered
Vexren4000 Jan 2019
A word whispered,
Upon a day of loss,
Will dreams carry on,
The will of a man long gone?
Will you fight?
Or will you die like a dog?

©BAS
Jan 2019 · 898
Kingdom
Vexren4000 Jan 2019
A soul sent back,
To the kingdom of some god,
If a heart wishes for salvation,
Upon a bed of death,
Then mayhaps that heart will go,
To where the mind wishes it would.

©BAS
Jan 2019 · 1.8k
A brave man
Vexren4000 Jan 2019
Is the destiny of mankind,
In the modern day,
To die glued to a hospital bed?
Bravery and honor dashed by father time,
Taken away by ageing reapers hands,
Time spent in final moments,
A normal day like any other,
Yet it is the last of days.
Spent with such brevity,
As if there would be more.
Maybe this is the fate of modern man.
To not be felled by blade or bullet,
Only felled by failure of organs.
Yet the mind stayed intact.
A young mans mind in an aging body.
Is it the fate that awaits us all?

©BAS
Dec 2018 · 1.2k
The depths
Vexren4000 Dec 2018
To the depths they go,
Traversing trenches,
Making strides upon the tides,
Lovecraft's beasts, wandering the waters,
The feeling of mighty eyes watching you,
As if you were but a drop of flesh in an ocean of predators,
In most ways you are,
When one swims in the ocean.
Or dives for the secrets it holds,
In its mighty body.

©BAS
Dec 2018 · 3.8k
Unknown
Vexren4000 Dec 2018
Territories unseen,
Places unified,
Loves lost to time and regret,
Unknown lives, lived by hidden people,
Times dissipated from now,
Humanity lost,
To seas uncharted,
To the depths of my heart,
All so foreign to me.
A call for help,
Disguised as poetry.
A guise worn
Unknown.


©BAS
Nov 2018 · 986
Places,People,Persons
Vexren4000 Nov 2018
Places populated,
Brimming with people,
Some seemingly moving thoughtlessly,
Through sidewalks and dirt roads,
As if they have not a thought,
Beside what lies in tomorrow,
And an evening spent at home.
It is sad no?
A world without thought,
Is barley a world at all.

©BAS
Nov 2018 · 662
Routed
Vexren4000 Nov 2018
"We are routed, Fall back!"
A call of many battles,
Battles and war, always so frowned upon.
Yet where else has humanity done the most?
It seems humans can not have peace for long,
Without some war happening,
We are living in the age,
Of cold wars, and Cyber battles.
The age of battles fought with half-hearted ideas,
Buzzwords and insults.

©BAS
Nov 2018 · 2.0k
Passion Fruit
Vexren4000 Nov 2018
A fruit filled with golden promise,
bearing value greater than gold,
Golden juices flowing,
From fruits from ancient times,
A treat bore,
From trees
Growing for eternity,
Bearing fruits for animals and mankind.


©BAS
Nov 2018 · 2.3k
Sparkling Speckled
Vexren4000 Nov 2018
A precious gem,
Glimmering in light,
Dancing with promise,
Naught but a rock.

©BAS
Nov 2018 · 872
Temple
Vexren4000 Nov 2018
A temple of gods,
Brought bright days,
From places of darkness and solitude,
Blessing man with hope,
And art, as if some divine spirit did overtake,
Oracles of Delphi,
Spouting this and that,
Humanity listening intently,
To ravings of madness,
Taking it as the voice of god.

©BAS
Nov 2018 · 1.1k
Glittering Golden
Vexren4000 Nov 2018
A golden era of humanity,
Times of kingdoms,
Great wars of glory and victory,
Times of beast and man,
Of gods and angels,
Lore and fable.
Places placed in historic memory,
Some with secrets never to come back.

©BAS
Nov 2018 · 1.6k
Sparkling
Vexren4000 Nov 2018
Sparkling seas stretching far.
Beyond where the eye can see,
Sparkling unto a new horizon,
Shimmering unto dreams of mean lost to the seas.
A frontier once unexplored,
Now has lost its magical glow,
Due to man and his machinations.

©BAS
Nov 2018 · 892
Help,
Vexren4000 Nov 2018
Help a helper,
Help a *****,
Leaping logarithms,
Lost souls,
Never finding a meaning,
Some find it in a needle,
Some in a song sung showering,
Some in a silent night in the city,
Others in the debauchery of modernity,
Some find help, in the wrong places,
Some in the right world,
Some lose souls,
Praying for salvation.
And never finding it.
©BAS
Oct 2018 · 1.1k
Temultous
Vexren4000 Oct 2018
This human world,
I can feel it,
Breaking my spirit of youth,
I understand the feeling of the aged,
The anger of change not always for the better,
The way the world was,
Slipping away.
Never to return,
To a state of purity.

©BAS
Oct 2018 · 1.0k
Pitter-Patter
Vexren4000 Oct 2018
The pattering of small feet,
Running across the home,
Dashing of pets and children,
Times of peace and serenity,
Family and Strength,
Taken away from us,
By the modern world.

©BAS
Oct 2018 · 1.5k
Ramifications
Vexren4000 Oct 2018
Payback for payment,
Petty paltry peril,
Primrose periwinkle petite girls,
Petting potbellied pigs,
Petrol pounding in pistons,
Pending papers piling up,
Pens polling poll takers,
Petty paltry penance,
Paid by the piper.
For a piece of peace.

©BAS
Oct 2018 · 1.1k
Retribution
Vexren4000 Oct 2018
Tales of tribulation,
trail and error,
Times long gone,
eras of myth and men,
Gods and legend,
Even the mightiest of statues crumble,
The largest of kingdoms fall,
To assume it will not happen to us,
To the world at large,
Is foolhardy and childish.

©BAS
Oct 2018 · 1.4k
Knowing
Vexren4000 Oct 2018
Places growing,
And dying,
In cycles of death and rebirth,
Time cyclical and cold,
Breathing life and taking it,
As the garden fades into winter.

©BAS
Oct 2018 · 2.5k
I never knew
Vexren4000 Oct 2018
I never knew you,
A secret kept,
Broke my heart,
Like an egg cracking on the counter.
My shell broken,
By nothing but words unsaid.

©BAS
Sep 2018 · 3.4k
Tidal
Vexren4000 Sep 2018
A wave of mighty ocean,
Crashing upon unsuspecting shores,
Decimating infrastructure,
Making humanity remember,
The power of the ocean waves.

©BAS
Sep 2018 · 2.2k
Typhoon
Vexren4000 Sep 2018
A maelstrom of madness,
A malign of mediation,
Tearing asunder land and sea,
Scraping the Earth,
A typhoon bring change,
And reminding humanity,
Of their lack of power.

©BAS
Sep 2018 · 1.8k
Daydreamers
Vexren4000 Sep 2018
As a child,
I stared off into the distance,
Dreaming of this and that,
My eyes open,
Yet a dreamworld of places,
Dancing before my sight,
Places far away,
The games I would play thereafter,
Now when we try to daydream,
There is nothing there,
But a longing for something lost to aging.

©BAS
Sep 2018 · 2.2k
Phantom
Vexren4000 Sep 2018
A visage of days gone by,
A shadow of what it once was,
Nothing but sweet memory,
To feed my soul in these days,
Time passing by faster than ever,
Yet dilating as I sit,
Phantoms of days long gone,
Haunt the dreams of everyone.

©BAS
Sep 2018 · 4.2k
A lost dog
Vexren4000 Sep 2018
A stray,
Wandering softly lit streets,
Scavenging for food,
fighting for life,
Cats meowing and jumping trash cans,
Showing off Olympic skill,
For nothing but a meal.
Dogs finding homes,
Or abandoned by owners,
Lost in streets,
Hoping for a scrap of love.
Only to find more garbage.

©BAS
Sep 2018 · 810
Lesser
Vexren4000 Sep 2018
Humanity is being reduced,
To nothing but a shadow,
Of the greatness it once had,
Cyclical progression of man,
Shows that we rise and fall.
When will be the day,
That humanity only rises above our past,
Instead of becoming it?

©BAS
Sep 2018 · 1.7k
The last of them
Vexren4000 Sep 2018
The final of the dinosaurs,
Did they awaken on that day,
Knowing what was in store?
That they were all headed for annihilation?
If so what will man do,
On the day we awaken,
And a great unease settles over the world,
As something strikes at the heart of Earth.

©BAS
Aug 2018 · 929
Spray
Vexren4000 Aug 2018
A spray of cruelty,
Foolhardy words and policies,
Dogmatic religions and cruel humans,
Allowed to flood beautiful places,
Because we give them the benefit,
Of the doubt.

©BAS
Aug 2018 · 2.3k
A Peaceful Time
Vexren4000 Aug 2018
A time of wonder,
Merriment and melody,
Music was magical,
Movies were special,
A time faded into the past,
A place gone from here.
The magic of an evening out,
Now destroyed by human innovation.

©BAS
Aug 2018 · 993
Slipping
Vexren4000 Aug 2018
A ***** slipping,
Sunlight resting upon shoulders,
Of gods and men,
Beams of light,
Baptizing the land,
In warmth and redemption.

©BAS
Aug 2018 · 950
Living lovers
Vexren4000 Aug 2018
Lovers living in suspended summer,
Eternal sunshine glowing through life,
Days fading and reverberating,
Memories like fine wines one indulges in to soak a feeling.
That feeling made from something,
that came from nothing,
As if the birth of humanity,
Was the birth of a greed to conquor
Survive and exist on,
One final note we should take,
Is that the whole world needs more real love.

©BAS
Aug 2018 · 1.4k
Little places
Vexren4000 Aug 2018
Small places tucked away,
On hidden streets,
In small alcoves,
Places suspended in a liminal way,
Life stalled at night,
Streetlights singing through the dark,
Like man-made starlight,
Guiding one to a place hidden away.

©BAS
Aug 2018 · 4.4k
Black Coffee
Vexren4000 Aug 2018
Morning Joe,
Steaming up into exhausted nostrils,
A small pick me up,
For the morning scuffle,
Something some people wake up for,
Just a simple cup of coffee.

©BAS
Aug 2018 · 4.8k
Brother
Vexren4000 Aug 2018
Brother slaying brother,
Families disintegrating,
Loss of unity,
Unity of life,
Family bonds in modern times,
Mean less to people,
For some odd reason.

©BAS
Aug 2018 · 687
Aging
Vexren4000 Aug 2018
An aging world,
An aging race,
A pace moving slowly,
Yet almost at light speed.
Time a cruel master,
That sends its agents of aging,
out to destroy man.

©BAS
Aug 2018 · 1.1k
Lost in the winds
Vexren4000 Aug 2018
Lost winds blowing,
From ancient seas,
Forgotten kingdoms,
Tucked away in the trees,
A wind that carries,
The whispers of history,
Ancient knowledge,
Hidden in the subtleties of the wind,
A wind of time that blows,
Over everything.

©BAS
Aug 2018 · 1.8k
Bioluminescense
Vexren4000 Aug 2018
A glowing tide,
Cerulean and cornflower,
Emitting bright ethereal light,
Lapping sandy shorelines,
Crashing and slowly flowing,
Filling the night with an otherworldly glow,
Of some alien place.

©BAS
Aug 2018 · 4.3k
Dreaming Dreamers
Vexren4000 Aug 2018
A country of people,
Reaching for castles in the sky,
Breaking their arms on high,
Breaking bones and bodies in the process,
Dreamers sacrificing lives,
For dreams that smolder in their souls,
Even after men die,
Those dreams and embers,
Burn on, for all of history.

©BAS
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