Post your favorite Poem or Lyrics

#1
Post your fav poem, verse/chorus from a song, saying or anything in writing that does it for you.
Inspirational, descriptive, or just something you like.
Lets read it :)
Here's mine;


Hear me.
And if I close my mind in fear,
Please pry it open..

See me.
And if my face becomes sincere,
Beware..

Hold me.
And when I start to come undone,
Stitch me together..

Save me.
And when you see me strut,
Remind me of what left this outlaw torn.

Lyrics by James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich from the song 'Outlaw torn'.
 

WeirdyMcGee

Well-known member
#2
The Truth

It's a cold harsh world my friend
red in tooth and claw
Ready to remind you, yet again
Each time you step from your door

It's easy to forget this certainty
To go bury your head in the sand
i forgive your trusting naivity
After all, you're just a man

It's hard to face the darkness
To be utterly and truly alone
It strips you stark, to madness
No love, No life, No home

But we can get the world we want
If we look her square in the eye
As long as you are with me my friend
Together by my side

i know now to trust again
To make a brand new start
It's you that I believe in now
My Love, My Life, My Heart

It's you that gives life meaning
it's you that makes me care
The ground you walk I worship
You are my only prayer

You are my whole reality
Everything that I wish to know
You give me peace and sanity
And Love, And Life, And Home

-Jon Treloar​



He is also the author of the poem used in the movie The Grey;


The Fray


Once more into the Fray...
Into the last good fight I'll ever know.
Live and Die on this day...
Live and die on this day...

-Jon Treloar​
 
#4
When you were here before
Couldn't look you in the eye
You're just like an angel
Your skin makes me cry
You float like a feather
In a beautiful world
I wish I was special
You're so fu*king special

But I'm a creep
I'm a weirdo
What the hell am I doing here?
I don't belong here

I don't care if it hurts
I wanna have control
I want a perfect body
I want a perfect soul
I want you to notice
When I'm not around
You're so fu*king special
I wish I was special

But I'm a creep
I'm a weirdo
What the hell am I doing here?
I don't belong here

She's running out the door
She's running out
She run run run run...
Run...

Whatever makes you happy
Whatever you want
You're so fu*king special
I wish I was special

But I'm a creep
I'm a weirdo
What the hell am I doing here?
I don't belong here
I don't belong here
 

dannyboy65

Well-known member
#5
The song that makes me think of the girl I love and care for

"Better Than Drugs"

Feel your every heartbeat
Feel you on these empty nights
Calm the ache, stop the shakes
You clear my mind
You're my escape
From this messed up place
'Cause you let me forget
You numb my pain

How can I tell you just all that you are
What you do to me

[Chorus:]
You're better than drugs
your love is like wine
Feel you comin' on so fast
Feel you comin' to get me high
You're better than drugs
Addicted for life
Feel you comin' on so fast
Feel you comin' on to get me high

Feel you when I'm restless
Feel you when I cannot cope
You're my addiction, my prescription, my antidote
You kill the poison
Ease the suffering
Calm the rage when I'm afraid
To feel again

How can I tell you just all that you are
What you do to me

[Chorus]

Feel your every heartbeat
Feel you on these empty nights
You're the strength of my life

[Chorus]

[Altro:]
Feel your every heartbeat
Feel you on these empty nights..
(feel you comin' on so fast,
feel you comin' on to get me high)
Feel your every heartbeat
Feel you come to get me high..
(feel you comin' on so fast,
feel you comin' on to get me high)

To get me high.....
 
#6
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXUnXNfzd_E
Gaze out these tired eyes and try to find a memory
Gone it ain't so long now what have I left - no legacy
Feel like a withered fire that's burning slow for nobody but me
Still I remember just how life used to be
Try to imagine but there's nothing left to see
Strange how it changes from happier to sad
I guess you can't lose something that you never had
If I was still a young boy hiding there under piled leaves
Love might flow through thinning veins - a bitterness that still remains
Hope the dreamer's only way - if you don't hold on that dream is gone for good
Still I remember just how life used to be
Try to imagine but there's nothing left to see
Strange how it changes from happier to sad
I guess you can't lose something that you never had
Time keeps on ticking and you know I've been thinking
Got a lot of people telling me that something just ain't right
But I'm gonna make it gonna climb out of this hole
Ain't ever gonna stop till I've got it in control
Can you hear the world whisper there's a different kind of light
Burning from your mind boy it's burning bright
So listen, listen, listen to the voice calling from above
Still I remember just how life used to be
Try to imagine but there's nothing left to see
Strange how it changes from happier to sad
I guess you can't lose something that you never had
You still shine on and on strong
You still shine on and on strong
You still shine on and on
You still shine on and on
You still shine on and on
You still shine on
 

Izzie

Active member
#7
THE DOORS LYRICS

"People Are Strange"

People are strange when you're a stranger*
Faces look ugly when you're alone*
Women seem wicked when you're unwanted*
Streets are uneven when you're down*

When you're strange*
Faces come out of the rain*
When you're strange*
No one remembers your name*
When you're strange*
When you're strange*
When you're strange*

People are strange when you're a stranger*
Faces look ugly when you're alone*
Women seem wicked when you're unwanted*
Streets are uneven when you're down*

When you're strange*
Faces come out of the rain*
When you're strange*
No one remembers your name*
When you're strange*
When you're strange*
When you're strange*

When you're strange*
Faces come out of the rain*
When you're strange*
No one remembers your name*
When you're strange*
When you're strange*
When you're strange
 

emre43

Well-known member
#8
A Better Place to be - Harry Chapin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZ8hmrO2JLk

It was an early morning bar room,
And the place just opened up.
And the little man come in so fast and
Started at his cup.
And the broad who served the whisky
She was a big old friendly girl.
And she tried to fight her empty nights
By smilin' at the world.


And she said "Hey Bub, It's been awhile
Since you been around.
Where the hell you been hidin' ?
And why you look so down ?"


But the little man just sat there like he'd never heard a sound.


The waitress she gave out with a cough,
And acting not the least put off,
She spoke once again.


She said, "I don't want to bother you,
Consider it's understood.
I know I'm not no beauty queen,
But I sure can listen good."


And the little man took his drink in his hand
And he raised it to his lips.
He took a couple of sips.
And he told the waitress this story.


"I am the midnight watchman down at Miller's Tool and Die.
And I watch the metal rusting, and I watch the time go by.
A week ago at the diner I stopped to get a bite.
And this here lovely lady she sat two seats from my right.
And Lord, Lord, Lord she was alright.


"Oh she was so damned beautiful that she'd warm a winter's frost.
But she was long past lonely, and well nigh unto lost.
Now I'm not much of a mover, or a pick-em-up easy guy,
But I decided to glide on over, and give her one good try.
And Lord, Lord, Lord she was worth a try.


"Tongued-tied like a school boy, I stammered out some words.
But it did not really matter much, 'cause I don't think she heard.
She just looked clear on through me to a space back in my head.
And it shamed me into silence, as quietly she said,
'If you want me to come with you, then that's all right with me.
Cause I know I'm going nowhere, and anywhere's a better place to be.
Anywhere's a better place to be.'


"I drove her to my boarding house, and I took her up to my room.
And I went to turn on the only light to brighten up the gloom.
But she said, 'Please leave the light off, Oh I don't mind the dark.'
And as her clothes all tumbled 'round her, I could hear my heart.
The moonlight shown upon her as she lay back in my bed.
It was the kind of scene I only had imagined in my head.
I just could not believe it, to think that she was real.
And as I tried to tell her she said 'Shhh.. I know just how you feel.
And if you want to come here with me, then that's all right with me.
'Cause I've been oh so lonely, lovin' someone is a better way to be.
anywhere's a better way to be.'


"The morning come so swiftly but I held her in my arms.
But she slept like a baby, snug and safe from harm.
I did not want to share her with the world or break the mood,
So before she woke I went out and brought us both some food.


"I came back with my paper bag, to find out she was gone.
She'd left a six word letter saying 'It's time that I moved on.'"


The waitress took a bar rag, and she wiped it across her eyes.
And as she spoke her voice came out as something like a sigh.
She said "I wish that I was beautiful, or that you were halfway blind.
And I wish I weren't so dog-gone fat, I wish that you were mine.
And I wish that you'd come with me, when I leave for home.
For we both know all about loneliness, and livin' all alone."


And the little man,
Looked at the empty glass in his hand.
And he smiled a crooked grin,
He said, " I guess I'm out of gin.
And know we both have been so lonely.
And if you want me to come with you, then that's all right with me.
'Cause I know I'm goin' nowhere and anywhere's a better place to be."
 

Kiwong

Well-known member
#9
I’m happy

I’m happy in a boat
drifting in the middle of a creek
I’m happy on a rocky headland
sea water wetting my feet
I’m happy on the creek trail
looking at a wild flower
I’m happy on a run
longer than an hour
I’m happy on a plane
my mind set free to dream
In fact I’m happy
more often than not it seems.


Sunrise

The sun clears the horizon
softening the cold
of the farewelled night.

The light reaches out
warming the shadowed rocks
with a new day’s light
 
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#11
Kelly Clarkson - Because Of You

I will not make
The same mistakes that you did
I will not let myself
Cause my heart so much misery
I will not break
The way you did, you fell so hard
I've learned the hard way
To never let it get that far

Because of you
I never stray too far from the sidewalk
Because of you
I learned to play on the safe side so I don't get hurt
Because of you
I find it hard to trust not only me, but everyone around me
Because of you
I am afraid

I lose my way
And it's not too long before you point it out
I cannot cry
Because I know that's weakness in your eyes
I'm forced to fake
A smile, a laugh everyday of my life
My heart can't possibly break
When it wasn't even whole to start with

Because of you
I never stray too far from the sidewalk
Because of you
I learned to play on the safe side so I don't get hurt
Because of you
I find it hard to trust not only me, but everyone around me
Because of you
I am afraid

I watched you die
I heard you cry every night in your sleep
I was so young
You should have known
Better than to lean on me
You never thought of anyone else
You just saw your pain
And now I cry in the middle of the night
For the same damn thing

Because of you
I never stray too far from the sidewalk
Because of you
I learned to play on the safe side so I don't get hurt
Because of you
I try my hardest just to forget everything
Because of you
I don't know how to let anyone else in
Because of you
I'm ashamed of my life
Because it's empty
Because of you
I am afraid

Because of you
Because of you

Seether - Weak

No more love to purchase, I've invested in myself
You know nothing about me, keep opinions to yourself
No more complications, everything's just swell
No more obligations, there's nothing more to tell

I just want to be alone

When I get weak or I'm tired and afraid
When I sleep, all my dreams turn out the same
When I bleed, I relieve you of your pain
I can't believe you won't let me do the same

Please give me a reason so I can shut you out
Though your heart is bleeding, you left me with no doubt
Give me segregation, give me back my health
Take your observations and turn them on yourself

I just want to be alone

When I get weak or I'm tired and afraid
When I sleep, all my dreams turn out the same
When I bleed, I relieve you of your pain
I can't believe you won't let me go

Let me live my life alone
Let me live my life alone

When I'm running scared, that's when I need to know that you let me go

When I get weak or I'm tired and afraid
When I sleep, all my dreams turn out the same
When I bleed, I relieve you of your pain
I can't believe you won't let me go

Let me live my life alone
Let me live my life alone
 

Zaki

Well-known member
#12
Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.
Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow.

Dreams by Langston Hughes
 
#13
What do you mean, "I don't believe in God?"
I talk to him every day
What do you mean, "I don't support your system?"
I go to court when I have to

And what do you mean, "I can't get to work on time?"
Got nothing better to do
What do you mean, "I don't pay my bills?"
Why do you think I'm broke? Huh?

If there's a new way
I'll be the first in line
But it better work his time

What do you mean, "I hurt your feelings"?
I didn't know you had any feelings
What do you mean, "I ain't kind"?
I'm just not your kind
What do you mean, "I couldn't be the president of the United States of America"?
Tell me something, it's still "We the people", right?

If there's a new way
I'll be the first in line
But it better work his time
 
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nodejesque

Well-known member
#15
"Take this kiss upon the brow!
And, in parting from you now,
Thus much let me avow--
You are not wrong, who deem
That my days have been a dream;
Yet if hope has flown away
In a night, or in a day,
In a vision, or in none,
Is it therefore the less gone?
All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.

I stand amid the roar
Of a surf-tormented shore,
And I hold within my hand
Grains of the golden sand--
How few! yet how they creep
Through my fingers to the deep,
While I weep--while I weep!
O God! can I not grasp
Them with a tighter clasp?
O God! can I not save
One from the pitiless wave?
Is all that we see or seem
But a dream within a dream?"

E. A. POE

it just so happens that I was thinking of this poem. Can't sleep, trying to relax... And this is what came to mind :)
 

ONline87_15793

Well-known member
#16
Always dear to me was this solitary hill
and this hedge, which, from so many parts
of the far horizon, the sight excludes.
But sitting and gazing endless
spaces beyond it, and inhuman
silences, and the deepest quiet,
I fake myself in my thoughts; where almost
my heart scares. As the wind
I hear rustling through these trees, I, that
infinite silence, to this voice
keep comparing: and I feel the eternal,
the dead seasons, the present,
and living one, and the sound of her. So in this
immensity drown my own thoughts:
and sinking in this sea is sweet to me.

Giacomo leoparti - the infinite
 
#17
"Take this kiss upon the brow!
And, in parting from you now,
Thus much let me avow--
You are not wrong, who deem
That my days have been a dream;
Yet if hope has flown away
In a night, or in a day,
In a vision, or in none,
Is it therefore the less gone?
All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.

I stand amid the roar
Of a surf-tormented shore,
And I hold within my hand
Grains of the golden sand--
How few! yet how they creep
Through my fingers to the deep,
While I weep--while I weep!
O God! can I not grasp
Them with a tighter clasp?
O God! can I not save
One from the pitiless wave?
Is all that we see or seem
But a dream within a dream?"

E. A. POE

it just so happens that I was thinking of this poem. Can't sleep, trying to relax... And this is what came to mind :)
I really, really like this. I might have to look into some Poe. Any suggestions/recommendations? :thinking:
 
#18
Funnily enough, this is how I sometimes feel about my battle with anxiety. Almost like my own anxiety takes form and torments me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUptkGzSlYY


Where once was light
Now darkness falls
Where once was love
Love is no more

Don't say -- goodbye
Don't say -- I didn't try...

These tears we cry
Are falling rain
For all the lies
You told us
The hurt, the blame!

And we will weep
To be so alone
We are lost!
We can never go home

So in the end
I will be -- what I will be
No loyal friend
Was ever there for me

Now we say -- goodbye
We say -- you didn't try...

These tears you cry
Have come too late
Take back the lies
The hurt, the blame!

And you will weep
When you face the end alone
You are lost!
You can never go home
 

rumblejaded

Well-known member
#19
All of me by John Legend

Cause all of me
Loves all of you
Love your curves and all your edges
All your perfect imperfections
Give your all to me, I'll give my all to you
You're my end and my beginning
Even when I lose I'm winning
Cause I give you all of me
And you give me all of you.
 
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