Sep 7      Sep 7

Sometimes less is more,
When more threatens
To become too much.

#more   #overwhelmed   #less  
I'm overwhelmed,
Becca ODonnell
Becca ODonnell
Apr 23, 2012

I just want to let loose.

I want to scream until there's nothing left,
paint my problems on a wall,
write the words written on my heart.

I'm crying out, ready to be heard,
my mouth is moving, but I have no words.

I'm overwhelmed,

Feb 7

kiss me harder
and we'll go down together
I swear I'm not going
because you're exactly what I needed
and you showed up the
looked away
I'm holding my breaths in
and imagining yours
your mouth
and everything I learn about you is a new
and you form constellations with ease
while I'm stuck stargazing
you are composed
and I am erratic
you don't see a difference
(I wish my words were as beautiful as you)

Jul 20

Heavy showers
Clouds burst pouring darkness
Barren devoid desert sodden
Flooded rivers overflow blood
Tides roar atop drenched screams
Torrential rains

A nine-line syllabic form with the pattern two, four, six, eight, two, eight, six, four, two.
#pain   #rain   #nightmares   #flood  
Emma Russell
Emma Russell
Oct 14      Oct 14

As I open the door

The cold engulfs me first
raising hairs on my neck, shivers down my spine, prickles on my scalp

Next the smell
so mild, pleasant, crisp. similar to rain or dew
my lungs take in this air for the first time

The light begins to peek over the mountains
clearing the fog, cutting away the dark

The quiet is both a comfort and an uneasiness
Only the earth under my feet whispers as I walk the dirt path

The lake unblemished, like a mirror for the sky to look upon
no wind, no waves, no life

standing there, absorbing the surroundings
I am the one to break the silence, to shatter the utopia
as I drop the pebble in the waters…

these ripples go on                                                              ­Forever

Lola Lucille
Lola Lucille
Sep 20, 2013

tilt my head back
inhale deep
I look up
at the stars
its humbling really,
just how insignificant
all our petty problems truly are
in this vast universe

I get overwhelmed
Dec 29, 2013

I get overwhelmed
by the idea that
there are people much more successful
and happier
and powerfull
than me
it makes me feel smaller than
the smallest grain of sand
in the big sahara
because I can't be such things

I get overwhelmed
by the idea that
there are people less successful
and sadder
and less powerful
than me
it makes me feel smaller than
the smallest plankton
in the big ocean
because i can't help them

This keeps me awake at nights

Do I look together?
The picture of finesse?
I'm just a fleck of nothing.
A flit of consciousness.

I'm not all that wise
Tho I like to kid myself
I'm a bozo on the bus
Like everybody else.

Can I say that I am weak?
Hurting? Often wrong?
If I didn't have The Lord,
You know I'm not that strong.

I'm in system overload
And I'm kept awake
My life is a disaster
My sanity's at stake!

I want you all to like me
I people please, you see.
I find it very hard at times
To exhale and just be me!

Yes. Right now I'm holding breath!
I can't even wheeze,
Because I fear your judgement
I can't find release!

But I guess the truth
Is sometimes hard to find
So I'll just muddle on right here
Speechless deaf and blind

Can you all relate to this?
I tell you it's true
I'm hanging on by cobwebs...

... maybe JUST LIKE YOU.

/:-(   Catherine

Feeling insecure/overwhelmed.
You're all co kind with your
Comments, etc.
I'm on a broken down old
iPad on loan from my
Dad. Please forgive if
I'm not able to respond to
Your comments, etc.

I bit off more than I could chew
With the collections...
Please forgive me...

In the meantime I'll write...

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