You're like my coffee..
Talking to you for five minutes then walking out the door..
Then waiting for atleast a day to hear your voice...
Waiting to drink coffee for a year
Then taking my first sip..
I've missed the buzz you give me
I hope this strikes a nerve in you
To tell you that yes
I have blood in me too.
Someone was shot today
Execution style on their knees
Weak and unable to live on their feet
For fighting for what they believe.
All anyone ever wanted in life was peace
If you close your eyes like Lennon said
You'd see more than you would with them open
I don't care what you are
We all bleed red.
If it's blood that is needed to be spilled to show
Then take it from the history books.
War shouldn't be all we know.
One day I want my babies to feel safe
And have friends of every race
And love the color of their blood,
Not just the color of their skin.
I want them to love the person they love
Because their personality is colorful.
I don't want them to care about equality
Because we're all God's children
He put us all here.
Isn't that equal enough?
We may not be under the same roof
But we are under the same sky
And to know that one day there will be a reason for this
Helps me sleep at night.
On soft violet nights like this
When clouds blanket my skylines
It's nice to know that you too,
Are in a bed with sheets covering your sleepy head
And just like me
Are telling that special part of your blanket that you hold
Just as I tell my pillows that I love you
And you ask me if we kissed each other at the same time
And I'll say yes
Because this one time
Neither of us missed
It was the fireworks..I think.
That made my shoulders lift and fall again
And shake with laughter when you took me
By the hand and walked me underneathe a long black sky.
It was the bright colors far after sunset
That exploded on your lips and spread
Across your bright face.
I couldn't stop staring when it came down to you!
Your eyes had a blue that no firework,
no sky,no marker, no night or no anything
Else could match. It is yours..
I'd watch your eyes sparkle and burst with happiness any night of the year.
You're my fireworks display..
And I'd put your colorful smile in a glass case..
I'd keep it over my head.
That way when I lay in bed..
I'd see one last beautiful thing before I fall asleep.
Never forget to tell your children...that it's okay to cry
Because it's that when words are forgotten,
They often feel like lies.
You only get one life
Unless you think there's an after
You're kept alive by your beliefs
And views you've shared may matter.
You get what you get
You can't change the time you were given
It's up to you to make that choice
Get up out of bed or stay hidden.
You've been given a script not yet written.
Talk to people you wouldn't dare to be
Who cares if you shouldn't
Atleast do it for me
Never let someone tell you
That just because it sounds fun *
That it is fun
Wondering into adventure is different then walking into hell
Pick your battles
Build your worth
You live your whole life knowing you WILL DIE.
You don't get to know when.
Choose that coffee instead of water.
Drink that protein shake.
Can't sprint it?
Jog it. Walk it. Crawl it.
I don't care how
Just get there.
If you're sad or depressed...been there..
You'll wake up one day not thinking about
One day you'll wake up and feel the need to play in your storm
Don't sit in the rain
You'll drown yourself..
In the weather you make.
You're happy today? Good for you!
Just please make sure,others are too.
You get a future.
You get to breathe.
You get to choose
If you want to stay
Or the next day leave.
Stay fearful, it lets them know how much you care
Or if you care about losing something.
Remember that if one day
You forget your name
The people who truly *love you
Will be surrounding you
So in life
Surround yourself with people
Who will every day remind you
Of who you are
Because they are as afraid of losing you
As you are of losing yourself.
She said that I loved too many things
And loving too much of anything
Takes away some of love's meaning
And I think that she's wrong.
How can you be too kind
Or too silly
Why not be incredibly happy
Or extremely weird.
What's wrong with being too
Much of anything
If you are then they say
You're full of it.
Full of what?
I know I'm not full of too much of anything
However I'm a little sad
About a pint of crazy
Full of my thoughts
But not enough of me.
You can never be too much of yourself.
Hands above heads
Wanting to know where
Rough fingers are lead
Only one set of feet
On the way to my bed
Hands holding hips
Lips kissing lips
Lustful and lovers
White sheets and couples under covers
Candles and groaning karaoke
Names tucked into the corners of our lips
Tempting tongues all but taken them out
Baby...moaning is always allowed
Mumbles are forbidden
In the land of jumbled highs
When using your mouth is welcome
The power of speech a spell
It's the way you stare into my eyes
They didn't listen when I said I was tired
I said that being different was hard
Because my jeans don't fit right
My actual genes weren't right
And so I came out in comparison to everything
Already didn't have a father to teach me
The skies will cry if he ever tries to reach me
Not knowing who to trust was something girls my age don't worry about
They're far too happy living oblivious
And I question myself off of this-
How do they possibly not know
That they are all the same person?
Same gloss on smooth Pink lips
Smiling a shark smile that they do like kindness
And they name the rainbow by shades of eyeshadow- as if there wasn't enough color
Girls like that are happy with the same person for a week
And yet I cannot be happy with myself for a day
Then they switch partners because "Don't worry he's sooo cute!"
I wonder if they are happier naive
And how hard it will be for them when they realize how the skies are actually smokey black
And they've been looking up through perfect eyelashes- but beauty doesn't last
It must be nice always being average
With a cover girl to cover you sitting next to you
And manicured nails to scratch your way through life
No matter what I do
Where I am
Or With who
I see life a little
Like every where
I am looking for you
Simple as it may be
I always try to see
Your favorite things
When I see a dark tree
I don't see green
I see your favorite color
When I look at my own eyes in the mirror
I think of the sky
But mainly I think of you
I can't help it
But I may be a bit clingy
To the idea
Taking turns around the track
You never have to ask
Your boys always got your back
The heat is always such a drag
But my boys they never let me stop
Brothers and a sister
Hurt anyone who dissed her
Yeah her boys
They missed her
All stop to say hello as soon as they hear
Her footsteps in the hall
From there it's football heat
Boys and a girl in fall
Sometimes they push her
"Kid you'll never make the cut"
It's cool though she has quite some retort
"Yeah and all you'll see is my dust!"
You can tell she missed her brothers
Even though she's too proud to ever say
She'll always be one step ahead
Because they pushed her farther than yesterday
I look you deep in your upbeat dark blue eyes and I can't help but know there's something about you
And it makes me want to dive into your Marianas Trench ocean of a heart and resurface only to drown myself with your lips
I want to kiss you for so long that I can't breathe and even if that's what happens every time I swim in your thick love I will not stop
I will not stop until your hands are tangled in my hair and you're holding onto me in a way that makes me feel like I'm the life jacket holding you obove the water.
God I'd swim in oceans of you to keep my lips from drying and cracking like the ground in the Mojave Desert. Even if my mouth was still dry I'd drink from your wine lips until mine tasted like my favorite flavor; You.
When I'm cold I want to wrap your arms around me and wear you like a sweater.
I want you. And you're all there is to it now.
Perfectly painted clouds hanging in the sky
I couldn't match the brush strokes it took to create you on canvas
So I finger painted red on his cheeks to find the color
Shining through your open cracks
I searched to capture the perfect silver to use as eye drops
Because I'm sick of seeing life in blacks and whites
I want color
I want deep green to throw on every tree
And ducky yellow to paint a child's bedroom
Give me gold
To contrast to her perfect skin color
I want to paint a sun rise in every window pane
On every window
A cloud for every crying soul
And supply it with an umbrella
Tapestry shoes for the walk ahead.
I'd give the world a universe of color..because these days it seems it's all anyone cares about
Everyday is poetry when there's a person as amazing as you to write it with.
Love really does make someone who they want to be
And I'd be nobody special without you.
I love you.
Over and over
My feet hit the ground
Spinning in circles
The earth is what I've found
Vibrations match my heart
I must be in love with myself
For the way I see blur
It makes my soul completely melt
How nice to feel dizzy
And not worry about the weight
Pointer finger down her throat to relieve
You'd think she'd have enough tonight
From how much she drank
Never enough calories burned off
To feel the problem shrink
To starve her insecurities is key
All she wanted was to feel free
So I handed her a rope to get out of the deep
And she hung her hatred with it
Do you think she's happy?
Gave her a gun to shoot her rage
I think she'd treat me like the trigger
Only use me when she needs me-
Then hate me when she's done.
Pointer finger on the ready I hope she's a
Give her pills to fight the sleep
She'd like to swallow them all whole
She doesn't wanna rest she's more like
Go GO GO
If she tries to dream she knows what it'll be
A nightmare for the night is what in mind she'll keep.
Normally it's goodnight to the
Poets and the lovers and the clowns
But tonight there's no goodbyes
Even though she wants to drown.
But don't worry. It's only her insecurities
She doesn't wanna leave but she's far too afraid*
When people split apart
They re-divide their soul.
They whisper to their new home
I'm handing you a piece of me so old
It resides in the ancients of my heart
I have given your soul a shelter
And in return I ask for love
Water it with care
For when we break apart my heart is in top condition
However I will not ask for it back
Keep my pulse as your time keeper
And it will sync with yours
For if your heart does break
For you have mine in place