They call your name and everyone cheers
For the amazing two years for which you’ve stayed here
It seems like minutes ago when I first saw your smile
But looking back at it now, it’s been quite a while
The girl in front of me has her camera out
Snapping hundreds of moments to remember about
Me, I capture with my eyes, it’s sweeter that way
Memorizing every piece of you for when you’re away
I had to hold myself back from calling after you
Or at least leaving a note and giving a clue
Would it make you come back if I let you know?
Or would you refuse to think twice and immediately go?
I know what you’d say, that I’d get over you
That sooner or later, I’ll find someone new
But even if I do, and the chances are few
I’d still fondly and lovingly think about you
I’ve got them in my arms: your deep voice, your stance
Your dark hair, your eyes – almost grey at first glance
And now you walk off the stage, so flawless and fine
That’s the last memory of you I’ll have on my mind
I'll be okay and maybe I'll slowly get over you, but if I ever look closely enough, you'll be there, somewhere in my heart, for the rest of my days.
we were late
the gathering had already begun
a solemn voice recited
among whitened walls
behind him were instruments
quiet like us
unfamiliar with house
he finished and we applauded
along with the faces
captured on canvas
and hung with nails
on the walls
The next voice was a woman
she spoke in verse
inside and beyond
reflected in the windows
and we were invited
to eat and drink upstairs
and faces surrounding us
voices and music
a strange lady
mostly to herself
telling more stories
for us to contemplate
until next time
The horrors fill
Of my shaking body
As I think about the future
And how I don't think
I'll be able to make it
Because one after another
Come to see me
One by one
Like an assembly line
Of my deepest
after all is said and done
after years of too much fun
i'll look back on all of this and i will see
that I spent way too much time
working this assembly line
in the wonder of where and why it's gotten me
no where nearer to life's bliss
when all i have to show is this
the misery of my own lonely company
with the only relationship i have
being the time clock i'm meeting with
and it's only a matter of time till it's done with me
so i'll just keep slapping on the parts
like a one eared artist who's lost his heart
and wonder when i look back if this is the only bliss i'll ever see
I saw a boy standing out of line
He was grimacing to see the sultry shine;
I saw a kid and his colourful tie
Between his teeth like a long pie;
I saw a girl, very fatty, slowly combing
And her cliff, stuck out of pocket, moving;
I saw a senior boy and his pants only tight jeans
He had come here for catwalk it surely means;
I saw a another girl pricking her classmate
With her long nails polished at high rate;
I saw two boys playing pushing game
For them saying prayer was a shame;
This was a momentous assembly I attended
And hope to visit here again but it will be mended!
Find meaning in what you do
rather than what you have.
Value your experiences
because they shape who you are.
Practice patience in all things;
learn, be quiet, and listen.
Appreciate the small joys in life
because they all come to an end.
Seek to make a difference
and don’t expect recognition.
All of us will die
and all we can leave is our impact.
Everything is temporary
'Look everybody, look at his eye!'
I look, at his face,
his contrived, forlorn expression.
Yet the class sees only the bruising.
'We don't hurt each other like this,
do we?' She looks at me.
Fire clambers up my neck,
pricks my chin and
in the balls of my cheeks,
where it blazes.
The mouth-shaped bruise
on my arm tingles,
teeth marks still bloody.
I roll down my sleeve,
to be considered a grass.
Later, she wants to talk,
but I can't for crying.
And I hate when she tells me,
'Just don't do it again.'
You’re all the same
Assembly line humans
Intentions hidden on
Perfectly designed frames
Street light eyes
To guide me home
Are lit by the fire
Stolen from my soul
All holding smiles
Glinting until they blind
You’re all the same
And you cannot be trusted