Self reflection a game
I play when I can
not timid or tame
battle hardened, I am

She pulled all my strings
my heart still attached
misplacing those things
as I was dispatched

A marker so placed
to remind me of pasts
the patterns I traced
not meant to last

Withdrawing some change
retreating from pain
as dust on the plain
an indelible stain

As sung in the song
a horse, with no name
weakened once strong
with no-one, to blame

I re-arrange and adapt my philosophies all the time, but sometimes forget to re-evaluate the emotions involved, kinda like stepping away from a live grenade.
Shibu Varkey
Shibu Varkey
1 day ago

This veneer of civilization
So vexatious in its impression.

Words adroit, adept, artificial,
So artful is the communication.

Gestures gentle soft, controlled,
So measured is the emotion

Visage serene, cool, pliant
So unfazed is the digression.

Eyes moist, weary, weathered,
Yet sensible is the suppression.

Thoughts random running havoc,
Yet accepted is the discretion.

Emotions roiling seething simmering
Yet artificial is the expression.

This veneer of civilization
Such progressive regression

Too many waves
Too much commotion
Too many thoughts
And too much emotion
Back and forth, up and down
The world is rocking, I think I'll drown
I'm losing touch, I can't commit
I can't help it, I'm sea sick.

Too many people
Not enough air
I'm a prisoner
Tied to this chair
Too fast, too slow, side to side
No privacy on this stifling ride
I'm losing my mind bit by bit
I can't help it, I'm car sick

Slow me down, silence the storm
Its 40 below yet I'm still too warm
Too much chaos I can't breathe
I retreat inside, cuz I can't leave
Shattered glass, bottled up tight
Too scared to quit, too tired to fight
Im losing this battle, I've lost my way
I'll lose my life, if I delay
This fear inside is swallowing me whole
Will I ever calm my tormented soul?

Tiara Moss
Tiara Moss
1 day ago

The cold rain hits my bare shoulders
And I feel it rush throughout my body
But your soft hands caress my bare skin
And leave a trail of warmth

2 days ago

This fascination
With material things
Pictures and words
Promises and lies
It make people forget

They forget what really matters
What is really important
They get too absorbed
In their pictures and words

A simple gesture
That's all we need
Nothing more
No pictures
No words

We get wrapped up in the technicalities
We complicate things
We add pictures and words
Even though we do not need them
To express ourselves

We have no need for these new languages
These new pictures and words
What we need is something old
Something nearly forgotten

It's older than the desert
Older than the ocean
Than the trees
Than the mountains

It's pure
Purer than a snowflake
Or a child's laugh
Or a sunbeam

It requires no explanation
No pictures or words
It's something we all understand
Yet we have forgotten

We have forgotten it
It's simplicity
It's embrace
It's warmth

What we need is love
True love
Love that does not need explanation
That does not need pictures and words
Pure love

#love   #pictures   #lies   #truth   #words   #happiness   #emotions   #pure   #warmth   #feel-good  
2 days ago

Its funny that
The same person
Who makes me
Fill up my notebooks
With cutesy poems
Is also the same person
Who would make me
Curse his name
And put a large X over it.

He didn't do anything harm
He was just merely himself.
Or so I thought.

I can almost
Feel my heart break and mend
Whenever he is around.
I like his presence.
When I would intentionally
Brush my shoulders against his
And he would slightly return the gesture.

But instead of facing me,
His shoulders painfully crushed
My fragile wings
As he turns to the other side,
Away from me.

He is there
But it seems like he also isn't.

I always tell myself
To never be lured
By the possibility
Of falling in love.

It will only make me
Feel hurt
And torn.

But my heart,
My stupid and naive
Heart wants to try
What it feels like
To beat for someone else
Other than me.

And as I try
To sleep at night
When his face flashes in ny dreams.
I cry inside
Thinking that,
Though my heart is beating for him
It doesn't beat for me.

Johnathan locke
Johnathan locke
2 days ago

Rage in the form of an icy flame,
Sorrow flowing in burning tears.
Love in the shape of a impenetrable shield,
Abandonment in the blackest void.
A warm light shines happiness,
A dreary rain pours depression.
A winding tornado of confusion,
A still pool of serenity.

Lollipop girl
Simple, little, sugar cane doll
No one could say you did wrong
But in the bonds of your heart
You know that sugar molds.

©Oleander Micheal Osiris copyright 2017
#emotions   #doll   #sugar   #lollipop  
2 days ago

Was I aware of it at first?
The heavy baggage that it carried..?
Feeling of exile, its sinister smile glaring; mocking me so
A disruption of my tranquilly-
Catastrophic ghosts concealed their true demeanor
Not one word of concern ever wept my little way

An interval of time permitted itself to be of un-importance
Immune to flaws-
Yet imperfection quivered in its path
Bewildering at it was, I never did notice its power; its strength

In its pity and sorrow, I was caged
Wandered around aimlessly, only to crash constantly
Refuse to understand; deny all its signs
I believed that I was formidable, courageous-
but it was only a TORTUROUS MASK of ONE

Wrote this 1/24/11 it's few of my own work that I love deeply. Let me know what you think.
#poem   #poetry   #fear   #sad   #depression   #life   #living   #pain   #death   #emotions  
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