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Aparna Sep 2013
Handcuffed to a post, body chained to death.
Rusted irons pulling his spirit towards Hell.

Shackled souls who cry in hope.
His name in blood on white-washed walls.
Mike Groves Jun 2018
This thing I thought I could grasp,
Desperately I try to hold on to it,
This thing I never truly had,
I knew this illusion couldn’t last,

It disappears as soon as we reach for it,
It’s as thin as the mountain air,

For a moment we lie to ourselves,
placing it safely and securely on a shelf, "I can keep this here and never let it go."
Even though it is a forced perception,
A contrived illusion ,the world's largest deception,
Once we leave the room...
As soon as we lock and bolt the door...
we will not be able to see it anymore.

We never realize the freedom there is in letting go,
understanding that no matter what we do, the answer may still be no.

We would be happier admitting this concept is completely fictitious.
We could break this circular pattern, this cycle so vicious.

I've spent too much time trying to hold it in my hands,
Making myself the victim of my own laid out plans.
empty seas Oct 2018
i went through
every poem
about her
and made them
disappear

maybe now
it'll be easier
to feel better
to feel free

i have no more poems
about the good times
for the bad times
outweighed them

i feel freer
although i am sad
my most popular poem
is gone

it is for the best
i am freer
if you noticed my number of poems drop down randomly in the past two days, that is because i deleted all my poems about my manipulative ex
i was going to leave them up as a testament to our time together (unsurprisingly, a lot of those poems were actually quite negative). I am usually unafraid of the past but my poems about her made me cringe whenever I saw them. I deleted them to make me feel better.
Elizabeth Zenk Nov 2018
control is a rich red hue,
control is warm, and deep.
it’s a destructive power,
and a stinging force.
a delicate line
between pain and serenity.

control is a rich red hue,
control tastes metallic.
like a cog in a machine,
and it comes around like clockwork.
a jagged dash
between insanity and knowledge

control is a rich red hue,
control melts like wax.
it evaporates within seconds,
and it dries within moments.
a recalcitrant scratch
between delusion and control
control is the sand dunes left behind once the red lakes dry up.
Wordsmith Jul 2018
Mama told me to keep her close.
Certainty provides clarity.

So I give her my hand,
And in barter, I quest a true friend.

I have a doubt, I turn to Certainty,
But am met with the silent treatment.

I press further,
Only to be reduced to resentment.

I wonder. How can this be?
Desertion in times of desperation?

Certainty, existing and non existing, remains an illusion.
A body, that will never affirm any supposition.
Em Jul 10
Used to socially drink
now I drink to be social
Can’t stand to be sober
I can’t keep my composure
I smoke to cope and
I drink to not think
To disconnect from my mind
Or soon I will sink
Into dangerous crevices
Slip down the cracks
I’m a slave to depression
I just want my life back
~e.m
I don’t think I’ll ever be able to quit using and I know it’s only going to get worse from here
karin naude Nov 2013
Loose  myself in living life
Drowning like a sponge
Absorbing the second for second  play not letting fear or obsession take control of the remote
Marla Apr 21
I was in jail the night we met.
The dues I paid still don't explain
How 'twas for you I was meant.

After you stole me away
And showed my mind sweet surrender,
I learned to keep the demons at bay-
They made me a cheap pretender.

In a clairvoyant haze,
I let the light of love hold me tender.
The paths I walk are now paths I raze,
You led me to the root of splendor
And with that I'll do okay.
Big Virge Dec 2016
" These days " .... it's CLEAR .... !!!
that ... " Mind Control " ...
is on ... A Roll ... !!!

because ... " Lost Souls ...................................
now live in ... "FEAR" ... !!!!!

FEAR of ... THIS ... !!!
and ... FEAR of ... THAT ... !!!

FEAR of ... thinking ...
They've been ... "TRAPPED" ... !!!

Most minds ... now find ...
themselves in ... "Binds" ...

that are ... Designed ...
to ... " Keep Them " ... blind ...

Blind ... to thoughts ...
EXPOSING ... Frauds ...
Like ... " Bogus Wars " ...
on ... " Foreign Shores " ...

Most minds ... it seems ... ???
are getting ... " weak " ...
and ... " Choose to " ... sleep ...
like ... " Dormant Breeds " ...
of ... Human beings ... !!!

So the question is ...... ?

What ... " Controls yours " ... ???

A pair of lips ...
that ... OPENS ... doors ...
or those that ... Sp - Lit ...
because they're ... ****** ... ?!?

See ...
Many ... " slip " ... !!!
because they're ... QUICK ...
to *** ...  A Chick ...
who's ... Quick to Lick ...

ANY ***** ... named ... " **** " ... !!!!!
and have his ... " Kid " ... !?!

because they ... " Know " ...
Their ... " ***** Hole " ...
CANNOT .... Control ......................

The mind of a ... " Bloke " ...
who ... CAN'T SAY ... " No " ...

You see ...

That's the way ...
" The Story " ... goes ...
when you ... " Lack Control " ...
around ... " Professional " ... **'s ... !!!!!  

In some ...
It's the ... " Past " ...
that's ... Marked ... " Their Card " ... !!!

because a person ... " They " ... LOVED ...
CLEARLY ... Broke their heart ... !!! ...

but ... " Acting Tough " ...
is NOT ... the stuff ...
that ... Helps you ... grow ... !!!

Beyond ............................................... What CONTROLS ... !!!!!

It's Tough ... I Know ... !!!!!
to ... " L:et things " ............................. go ..................

Things from ... " The Past " ...
that have ... Hit You ... HARD ... !!!!

Especially when ....
You tried ... " Your Best " ...
to do ... " What's Right " ...
and be ... " Dignified " ...

ANGER ... you hold ...
"Keeps You" .... "controlled" ...
and ... UNABLE ...
to then ... Pass GO ... !!!!!

and .... " Old Pain Road " ... !!!!!

FREE UP ..... Yourself ... !!!
Otherwise ... " Get HELP " ... !!!!!

" Knowledge " ... of self ...
and cards ... You've dealt ...

Improve ... your chance ...
of being ... Smart ...
and ... letting pain ...
just ... Drift away .................................................................­...........................

It's ... " A FOOL " ... who displays ...
IGNORANT ... ways ... !!!!! ...
because of ... FEARS ...
They keep like ... Ears ...  !!!

"Next to" ... their brain ...
Driving them ... INSANE ... !!!!!

because they ... " Know " ...
when the ... TRUTH ... unfolds .......................

that Lies that ... " Hold " ...
will Betray ... their soul
because they're ... "meek" ...
and CLEARLY .... " weak " ... !!!!!

because of ... " Lies " ...
They ... choose to ... " Keep " ... !!!

FEAR ... it seems ...
of being ... " Alone " ...
Also ... " Controls " ...
" BOTH " ... Young and Old ... ?

to the point where ... " Some " ...
choose to ... " Run Their Gums " ...

About .... men like me ...

" You're MILITANT Virge,
and you go, too far ! "

are ... Of course ... the words ...
some choose to ... Impart ...

which I guess is ... because ...
I DON'T ... dwell in the past ... !!!

Is it me ... whose lost ... ?
and CONTROLLED like ... " Darth " ... ?!?
because of ... " ANGER " ... felt ...
from the cards ... I've Dealt ... !!!

Well .......
My answer is ... NO ... !!!

I ... DON'T DO ... Coc' ... !!!
so am ... NOT Controlled ...
by ... " Chemical " ... Dope ... !!!!

or Controlled by ... HATE ...
because of my ... " Race " ...

or because of ... " My Weight " ...

So what ya' ... gonna say ... ?

" What controls Big V !?! "

NOT a ...
" GOD ****** " ... thing ... !!!

but my ...
Wish to be  ... FREE ... !!!

Like my ... Poetry ... !!!

There are ... " A few controls " ...
that are ... Now ... IMPOSED ...
to which ... " I'll abide " .......

But ......

Here is ... Why ... !!!

because of ... " People Like You " ...
who ... Choose to ... ABUSE ...

" The Rules " ... of the game ... !!!

DON'T ... Apportion Blame ...
and then ... Aim it ... " My Way " ... !!!

When ... what you say ...
proves you're ... NOT STRaigHt ... !!!!

Straight with ... " Yourself " ...
about the cards ... You've dealt ...
That Affect ... " Your Health " ... !!!!!

I'm ... Not the type ...
to say ... " I Told You So " ... !!!

I'm the ... Type of Guy ...
to ... Let you ... KNOW ...
about ... How I feel ...

So I ...

" Keep It REAL !!! " ...

Well ....
REALER than ... " Fools " ...
who ... Choose to ... ABUSE ... !!!

Those dealing in ... TRUTH ... !!!!

because They ... REFUSE ...
to ... Look in .... " The Mirror " ...
Like Michael said ....

Well .... when you do ...
You should just ... simmer .....................

and Control ... " Your Head " ...

NO Drugs ... or ... Thugs ...
or thoughts of ... " Love " ...

Or being ... " Alone " ...
should EVER ... CONTROL ...

CLEAR Thinking .....

NO ... !!!!!

It's ... worked for me ...
No matter ... what i've seen ... !!!

IGNORANT ... Women
IGNORANT ... Men

Loss of life ...
and YES ... " Pain and Strife " ... !!!!!

But throughout ... these times ...
My ... " Strength of Mind " ...
has kept me ... PRIMED ...
to do ... " What's Wise " ...

and NOT ACCEPT ... New Laws ...
That Want ... " Control of Thought " ... !!!

Because ...
These laws are .... FLAWED .... !!!

In this ... I am ...

... QUITE SURE ... !!!!!!!

So .....
The question I now ... " Court " ...

is .............

" What's Controlling ... Yours ? "
So many controls and control freaks gaining power & influence, an old piece but pretty relevant right about now ....
Kiara Malig Oct 2018
I keep forgetting that I am me.
That I am ‘Kiara’,
Smart and immature and competitive and deeply flawed and conceited and shallow.
With no actual purpose.
A being meant to only convey emotions ‘I’ would.
I keep forgetting that I can’t be reckless,
I keep forgetting that I can’t be brave.
That I can’t just one day decide to snap and break no matter how much I want to,
So I sink.

I think of it as a dream, one I cannot escape,
And do not want to escape at the same time.
Pinching myself doesn’t make it any less of a dream,
But I keep doing it to comfort myself.
I keep forgetting that I am supposed to be me.

Sometimes, when my mind gets lost in the storm,
And the thoughtless sails have broken off,
I sit motionless, waiting for the next command,
except I am wearing the captain’s clothes,
Yet I command no one.
As if my body, my being is no act of resilience, instead, a vessel I am not allowed to control.
Here, I stand still. Here, I keep waiting.
MJL Feb 16
You build
Another shrine
Consuming thoughts now
They exist because you will them
You create importance
You inspect daily
You dream
You obsess
Alone
Manic moments hanging in frames you create
Your time alive - on nobody’s walls
Taking the place of everything
Your life - gone
Thoughts that will not exist when you die
Your time
Your museum
Your meditative shrine to nothing
There will be no sign that reads,
“Please donate to maintain this shrine when I am gone.”


© 2019 MJL
Your stress belongs only to you and takes hours from the glass.
Marla Oct 2017
Holding down a button
Until everything turns
Black as pitch
Is just like clutching
Someone's throat
Until they can't
Move another inch.
So much life and vibrance
Flashes across this screen,
Yet it seems to tear
happiness apart
At its fragile seams.
Technology is quick,
It's capabilities are ample,
Yet my mind has gone slow
From ingesting only samples.
As such,
It is time for me to quickly depart,
For using you has made me
Everything but
Smart.
c Jan 14
My father
Has been a Man
All his life
And I capitalize Man
Because his terms
Of masculinity
Include being
The Man

He doesn’t like the word
“No”
Unless it’s in his voice
And under his control

Control is his ego
I think
He likes a grip on everything
So tight it chokes us
And he wonders why
I’m slipping away
Tell me what to do
It’s all up to you
You’re in control
And I’m on a roll
1st poem ever. written 5 years ago and it just came to me
McNally, Inc.
To:  A Flaming Heart
            Of the Hedonistic School

From:  A Slow-Burn Refugee
                Of the Broken-Back-Pack-Mule

                        ¤¤¤

I've had dreams by day?  
That brought the nightmares back.
?In the daylights exposure it was dark?  
When the negative light was bright.
?
In the sea of people
I was the floating remains?
Of a Great White's meal.?  
On the lonely roads of thought?

My mind was in gridlock.
Comforting memories were suspended
Over a psychic black hole
By jagged and rusted

Medieval-type surgical tools.
My remaining senses
Were nailed to a cross-section
Of psychically atrophied grey matter

Along neural pathways
Guarded by gladiator-type tormentors
Left with nothing
But the stinging desire to be freed

From a curse that had to be cured
And the hell of searching for a cure
When I was convinced there wasn’t one.?
The powers that be come with force

To quell primal lusts & desires
Forbidding you of them
As they seductively
Dangle them before your eyes
  
Until you are so frustrated and unfulfilled
That you no longer
Care for your world.?  
This cracked glass remains empty
?
Even though it is constantly being filled
Then spilled or leaked on the floor
Until you learn to lap it up
Like the lapdog that you have become

For their amusement.
You remain with a love for freedom  
But your cage is so large?  
That you think you are free

Lost in societal fantasy.
You think for a while
That these fantasies are real ?  
Until you come to your senses that aren’t

As you join other fools?  
In comfort that you're not the only
Broken-back pack-mule.?  
But in spite of it all?

And in the face of them all
Don't let these birds of prey                                                          
An­d powers that be
Deprive you of what they can't see

In that hidden corner
Of what is still untouched
The real you
Uninfected by the world.?  

Take care of your spiritual affairs.
Don't let the global beast
And your primal hissing forces
Make you be your own pallbearer.

--Daniel Irwin Tucker
Algorithms will drive
Society to chaos.

ONE CREATES/ONE DESTROYS.
ONE DOES/ONE CANCELS.
ARE WE ******* CRAZY?


'' Technology will not control me.
                          . . .technology will not control me
technology will not control me.

I cannot accept technological control over my life and know that I am still freely making my own choices.
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