I walk by this lake everyday.
I pass these same trees routinely.
My feet stomp against
this exact concrete daily.
But tonight,
it’s different
I’m with you.

Your mile-long smile turned the leaves
into spheres of fire.
When your thumb wiped the fallen eyelash off
my cheek you transformed the streetlights
into floating lanterns.
The story of your mother
teaching you to bake the perfect
apple pie before she passed
converted the sidewalk
into a solid rainbow you borrowed from the heavens
to glide across with me.
you made this spot
my favorite spot.

By Lindsay Johnson
#love   #lust   #romance   #crush   #romantic   #you   #me   #us   #like   #date  
Zoe M Cripe
3 days ago

I don't believe in love at first sight,
Because when I first saw you,
I never thought you'd be mine .
I just fell into your grasp,
Into your lips .
I always knew something this good wouldn't last .
If there's one thing i'm certain,
It's that my writing changed the day I met you .
And if I could go back,
I'd make sure my heart was out of tune .
I don't believe in 11:11 wishes,
But I know that since the day we met,
I've used every one on you .
I don't live by the rules,
I'm so used to being used,
But if there's one thing I know,
It's that I'm madly, unconditionally, dangerously,
In love with you .

#love   #lies   #her   #him   #you   #me   #together   #believe   #us   #forever  
Zoe M Cripe
3 days ago

You're a map and I exist only to explore you,
To trace your curves,
And feel every part of you.
I was made to travel inside you,
You're a gps as I get closer to your spot.
I don't give in until you scream louder.
You don't have to fall in love,
Not when you're inside me.
So where do you want to go?
Anywhere you like,
And if you ask,
I'll explore all night .

#love   #lust   #her   #him   #us  
Zoe M Cripe
3 days ago

You'll always be my entire world,
Even if you'll never be my girl.
You'll always make my heart whole,
Even if you never know.
You'll never be all I need,
Because you and I just cannot be.
You'll never make me cry at night,
Because I realized you're not worth the fight.
You'll always be the one for me,
Even if you're deadly.
You'll always make the end known,
Even if the beginning is shown.

#always   #her   #him   #you   #together   #never   #us   #forever   #deadly   #mine  
Alexander Leino
Alexander Leino
4 days ago

I am sorry for letting a few bad people tear us apart
I am sorry for talking with so much bitterness
I am sorry for throwing you to the wolf
I am sorry for silently watching him destroy you
I am sorry for leaving you when you needed me
I am sorry for making you cry
I am sorry for being difficult
I am sorry for pushing you away
I am sorry for trying to fix us while I was still trying to fix myself
I am sorry for falling for you so quickly
I am sorry for holding on for so long
I am sorry for not understanding why we are holding onto each other for so long.
I am sorry for still having feelings for you
I am sorry for missing you like crazy
I am sorry for being the jealous type
I am sorry for everything
I am sorry for this since it probably doesn't mean anything to you
I am sorry I'll leave you alone and let you be happy
I am sorry for never saying sorry
So sorry.....

It started so quickly and ended so much quicker and yet we still are trying to put the missing pieces together. Even after going months without talking. Just sucks....So like I said I am sorry and just wanted to tell you that.
#love   #poetry   #relationships   #you   #maybe   #us   #missing   #friendships  
Ben Jr
Ben Jr
4 days ago

How did we get here?
Where we hide our thoughts,
And only speak in fear,
Just so we don't get caught,
So we keep to ourselves our opinions and ideas,
How did we get here?

How did we get to this?
Where we have a limit of a way to think,
And we limit our right to freedom of speech,
All just so we don't offend thee,
How did we get to this?

The men who are meant to serve,
Can't handle the truth,
So we don't tell it as it is,
Coz we know what they'll do,
From courts to jail and at times beating,
Yes that's true!,
So it all comes down to what they'll choose,
And they smile like its all good,

So we have to hold on to our dictionary for a consult,
Just so when we speak we don't accidentally insult,
'cause you know the big men can't take a joke,
Or a poke and what not,

And its not that we can fight,
We can't take them up in a round with all their might,
They'd squash us down like a bug,
And then just shrug,

How did we get here?,
Its not like they need it to earn our respect,
We've already voted for them,
How do they not get it?,
We did it with clear mind,
And know that they ain't perfect,
Why do we have to regret?

So I sit here just asking,
How did we get here,
I thought things would be better,
Instead we all now have to look over our shoulder,
How did we get here

#freedom   #people   #us   #right   #speech   #government   #election   #leaders  
Zoe M Cripe
7 days ago

At one point in time,
You made me cry all night.
I suffered from a broken heart,
And the unqualified doc kept on tearing it apart.
Person to person is where I went,
Trying to heal what's broken and spent.
At one point in time,
You ruled my entire life.
Made me laugh,
Made me cry,
Made me wish to God I'd die.
Slowly but surely,
The pain seemed to ease,
I slept all night,
And finally you were just a memory.
But every now and then,
I think of what we could've been,
And I cry myself to sleep.

#love   #pain   #memories   #her   #him   #you   #heartbroken   #us   #healing   #healed  
Zoe M Cripe
7 days ago

I could imagine the taste of an Angel,
Resting on my lips .
How it feels to hold her,
Softly between my hips .
Boundaries don't exist,
When you touch me like this .
I could imagine the deep embrace,
That would go onto the new day .
Forever can equal the kiss we will share,
The future we'll build here .
Forever can equal the battles we've lost,
The monsters we've fought .
Forever will always equal us,
Built with love and trust .

#love   #lust   #us   #forever  

your version of love is an algorithm more basic than take-aways. you're allowed to take as much as you give and you still get a solid number. a real result. but i don't work in binaries and black-and-whites.

love is my negative number and the missing letter to my typewriter i can't find no matter which dusty beasts i search through. it's the bruise on the heel of my palm as i collide with secrets -- swiping hands beneath your sofa searching for my missing key.  

love is your receipt.
here's what you bought, here's what it cost.

i'll register bankruptcy instead. take my seven years and start over instead of being your negative number and unknown variable. a declined credit card stamped on your list of positive transactions.

I finally realized what is was I was looking for
It was easy love
The kind that poets write about and you feel at three a.m.
The sitting on your downtown balcony in the middle of a warm summer night
Stars out and time is infinite
Kind of love
The kind movies are about
The driving with the windows down singing your favourite songs
Kind of love

The kind of love that doesn’t exist
Or that you wish existed
But you know deep down you could never be that lucky
You're not that special
You're not that pretty
Happiness and love like that
Is for storytales
And tv series
And beautiful people
With ideal lives

Not for me
Not for you
And definitely not for us

#love   #heartbreak   #feelings   #night   #late   #stress   #breathe   #together   #us   #calm  
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