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January 10, 2014 / luisantoniocastillo

Press Start

Press Start
Written By: Luis Castillo

Sittin’ in class learnin’ the lessons written on chalkboards…
Fantasizing and writin’ the journey I’m writing the plot for…
Never imagined I’d wear the uniform that I wore…
Off to war to protect those under the oath that I swore…
Though I’m not proud of the causes I fought for…
Carried my regrets to the ocean to wash them off shore…
Made the words my heart pours part of my art form…
Hit reset and switched the difficulty level to hardcore…
Could have the simple life but what for? In life I’m needin’ a lot more…
Adventure’s callin’; I’m gonna be needin’ my passport…
Take to the skies an fly away; I soar at speeds of Mach four…
On a crash course for earth only to pick myself up once more…
I’m free running in front of a concourse; barefoot on hard floors…
To the sound of applause roars; my performance is parkour…
Jumping off platforms and kicking through locked doors…
A hole in one on a par four; I’m grabbin’ the top score…

November 27, 2013 / luisantoniocastillo

The End

The End
Written By: Luis Castillo

When the skies go dark and the sun falls on the horizon…
Paranoia rises under a cloak of my disguises…
Walking down a road with all of my sins; all while I sense…
Oblivion arisin’; reaching an inch closer to my demise…
Close my eyes as I give my final toast to this plane of existence…
With the end imminent I pray that all the sins that I commit…
The sick and twisted shit that I’ve inflicted gets forgiven…
And this burden I’ve been livin’ with get’s lifted quick…
As my vision shifts through the tears that fall on the concrete…
I take a small, sweet moment just to greet a calm peace…
The sweat on my palms sinks to the sound of alarm shrieks…
An in an instant the world is engulfed in a bomb’s heat…
We suddenly all seize to exist in a flash from the blast effect…
In a final gasp of breath my everlasting text will be my last regret…
Wondering about what hasn’t happened yet as the blackness sets…
Cause if I had to guess no one knows what’s gonna happen next…

November 7, 2013 / luisantoniocastillo

Mirror Mirror 2

Mirror Mirror 2
Written By: Luis Castillo

I’m the monster in the mirror that makes you cry…
I pry on your life forcing you to wear a disguise…
Take your insecurities an replace them with mine…
Clouding your mind til’ I become everything you hate an despise…
I’m the reason you struggle to find happiness…
I haven’t seen you happy yet an I been laughing since…
I can remember; plotting out what happens next…
I’ll force him out too; I’ll make him your last regret…
Don’t you forget that this situation is hopeless…
I’m the pain that you cope with under the rain that you’re soaked in…
I’m the reason why your feelings ain’t spoken…
Why you’re hiding inside what’s broken with those that your close with…
These doors that won’t open will forever be barred…
You’re trapped in this room so get used to these walls…
An keep me close to your heart so that we’re never apart…
Because the closer we are the deeper the length of these scars…

November 5, 2013 / luisantoniocastillo

Mirror Mirror

Mirror Mirror
Written By: Luis Castillo

I stand in front of the mirror alone in my apartment…
In dialogue with my own conscious like I am often…
She says that I am tarnished an I ain’t blossomed…
Told that I am ugly, fat, and that I am awkward…
So she offers a solution to all these problems…
Tells me not to look back until I resolve em’…
Unconcerned for the practices that I’m involved in…
So I stick a finger down my throat until I lie in vomit…
Until I am nauseous an pass out from my exhaustion….
An crawl back into bed alone cryin’, sobbin’…
Just an object; the only girl in my entire office…
Uncomfortable in my own skin or anything in my entire closet…
It’s quite alarmin’ but I disregard whom I am harmin’…
An I have harmed him every time when I have lost it…
His eyes show a sign of caution; listening when I am talkin’…
An regardless he still worships the ground I am walkin’…

October 30, 2013 / luisantoniocastillo

Remember Me

Remember Me
Written By: Luis Castillo

What will it read on your headstone when you’re gone?
When your soul’s laid to rest on whatever plane that you’re on…
What lasting legacy will everyone remember you from?
Will your star shine bright or be forgotten at the rise of a new dawn…
Will you set like the sun on a permanent basis?
A conversation for the ages or just remain nameless?
The story ends here but the world continues to turn pages…
It’s all just a game but it’s a little bit strange ain’t it?
Paint the picture, frame it, an forever be immortalized…
We can’t comprehend this world viewed these distorted eyes…
Sacrifice myself an use this knife to cut the chord an fly…
Until I reach that portal in the sky I know that there is more to life…
My mistakes led  you to reject an neglect me…
I  could never be perfect; what the fuck were you expecting?
In the end I just want you to accept me for who I am an respect me…
I know you wish you never met me; but I hope you never forget me…

October 27, 2013 / luisantoniocastillo

While She Sleeps

While She Sleeps
Written By: Luis Castillo

I love you…

The last words that she said to me before she went to sleep…
She rests in peace adrift a dream right next to me…
An as I sit and wonder what her dreams may hold…
I whisper my emotions just so she may know…
I know I should apologize for what I said last night…
But my pride won’t lend me the opportunity to set this right…
I’m scared of becoming a scene from her past…
She screams as her wrath devours anything in her path…
Searching for the answer to impossible perfection…
Has become an illogical obstacle obsession…
But I love her just the way she is; a beauty so incredible…
She’s right where she belongs; right atop a pedestal…
She smiles as if she heard me on her journey…
Floating on an ocean to wash away her worries…
Reciting her these words in our own private forum…
In the stillness of the night I sit an write this poem…

October 17, 2013 / luisantoniocastillo

Aftermath

After the skies fell, the sun ignited with live shells…
Of atomic bomb brightness; only one survived it…
Twilight Zones encased in my mind’s well…
Safe in my basement; tapped into the matrix under the rhyme’s spell…
To enter a world of screams, flesh steamin’ and fried smells…
Of human meat, burning, turning to blisters of bluish green…
Eyes fell on the horrid tapestry; drawn with morbid mastery…
A global catastrophe of sordid, horrible tragic scenes…
Of the dead dying; casket fiends, all itchin’ for fixes…
Sickened with rickets, sad to see so many beheaded lying…
Passed the children, ash-black, under collapsing buildings…
Cats blasted flat, massive killin’s; victims to Haz-Mat spillin’s…
I walked the devastation face to face with amazement…
At the faces of the races with their outer skin chaffing…
Passed the burning baby to a little girl palming her guts…
Screaming in between short intervals of vomiting pus…
She collided with me in a frantic and was thrown to the ground…
And in a panic released her vital organs over her gown…
I’m no doctor, so I could only watch the violence ensue…
As she died screaming at the feet of my shiniest shoes…
Why was I the only one alive? The only one to witness?
These visions I was drenched in; I wanted to die…
But I’m still livin’; is it only to frame their limits of pain?
While not able to visit and limit it and get into their brains…

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