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,

Venti Dark Roast
Venti Dark Roast
Jun 5, 2013

Everything is a mess.
I'm falling apart,
And so is she.
I feel like I can't help her
And it's killing me....

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  
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

it wasn't a very good day,
it wasn't very bad.
but in the end
the bad starts to overwhelm.

my mind fills up
with thoughts of sadness.
i want to be happy
but i don't know how.

- a.z.

Emma Russell
Emma Russell
5 days ago      5 days ago

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

And am overwhelmed by her vulgar vocabulary.
Apr 25

I can feel the pressure building,
Each incendiary insult adding fuel to the fire of my irritation.
Climaxing within the confines of my chest.
I can no longer ignore the ills of her ignorance
And am overwhelmed by her vulgar vocabulary.
She seems to love her children,
but in this moment I just see hate.
Obviously offensive words,
Spoken with such spite
The normally sought after position of shotgun
remains unloaded.
While they crowd in the back seat.
Fed up with her furry I demand we talk for a second.
Outside the scope of eavesdropping nieces and nephews.
I ask what has happened to my soft spoken sister.
She stares into my eyes,
with tears in her own.
and I know she needs my help.

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