I can’t help but utter a curse
Or two, after the strap of my purse
Breaks and my things begin to roll
On the floor. Or my cereal bowl
Decides that it wants to fly
Away from the counter and die.
When my computer shuts down
And my work doesn’t save, I frown
And want my laptop to feel my pain
Cuz I don’t want to type it again.
When I trip over air, but I swear
Up and down that there was something there.
When I stub my toe on something
And hop up and down yelping.
It’s the little things in life
That tend to cause so much strife.
careful wanderers into wild wanton beasts
kindergartners follow them right off the ledge
clutching lunch pails & daddy’s ideas
about class warfare
prices of coal, oil, other things doomed for obsolescence
& how not to love
just lie there without saying anything at all
& watch it all crumble back into squalling baby dinosaurs
it’s midnight & I’m with you
you’re learning about economics
hyperbole & statistics
the way my freckles move depending on my frown
& how not to trust
never bet on anything that talks
push your pencil close & mark me
my psychoses already knows what owns me
watch the pupils turn in the eyelids
hear me name the other thing that torments
move closer & pretend I called for you
cover my mouth with those utilitarian hands
remind me who I’m whipped by
take the throat
remind me who I stay by
& who I’m slain by
grab the blunt end & point the sharp one here
wipe the crust from your eyes
wake up! wake up!
God needs you.
So what if I like to be around you?
So what if every moment I'm with you I feel right?
So what if being in your presence makes everything easier?
So what if you make me feel invincible?
So what if I want to be touching you in some way at all times?
So what if I cant stand being away from you?
So what if I feel the need to close every ounce of space between us?
So what if you are the only reason I willingly wake up every morning?
So what if my heart is overflowing for you?
So what if I've felt this way for weeks?
So what if I told you only because I couldn't take it anymore?
So what if it's becoming the only thing on my mind at all times?
So what if I would do anything just to have you?
So what if all the parts of my life not containing you have become grey areas?
So what if I can no longer function properly?
So what if I can barely speak around you?
So what if you carelessly hold my heart in your hands?
So what if I care about you so much that I fall apart at every frown on your face?
So what if I would tear down the sky just to make you happy?
So what if I no longer take pleasure in anything else?
So what if you are my everything?
So what if I'm on the verge of falling in love with you?
So what if you don't feel the same.
Tell me, where does your smile go when you exchange it for a frown?
Does it really just get turned upside down?
Or does it go into the blushing bride’s wedding gown?
Tell me, where do your tears go when they dry?
Do they impatiently wait for another blossoming love to die?
Or do they happily absorb into the ground with a simple, heartfelt sigh?
Tell me, what happens to every child’s innocent wish upon a shooting star?
Do they fly towards the sky, only to get struck by reality’s speeding car?
Or do they follow you around, waiting to heal heartbreak’s cold scar?
Tell me, why does a hug seem to make all your worries and woes disappear?
Do they only temporarily take them away, quietly waiting to make them reappear?
Or do they really and truly take away all your uncertainty and fear?
Tell me, will the touching moments you have with a friend ever cease to exist?
Do the icy lips of reality make them disappear with her deadly kiss?
Or does the caring hand of dreams and make-believe write them on its forget-me-not list?
Tell me, was the beautiful friendship we had never meant to be?
All the words that slip past my lips don’t agree with yours,
Every second of my time with you is starting to feel like a long list of chores.
Tell me, what will happen next in this tragic story of you and me?
Sun shinin' in a sky
As blue as could be
Not a cloud in the sky
No gray to be seen
Warm breeze passes by
Branches sway lovely leaves of green
Can't even remember
How cold Winter had been
Dogs bark, birds chirp, people stroll down the street
What a day, what a day
Ain't no day for rain, snow, or sleet
These kinda days, heh, I just can't frown
Don't matter how heavy a problem
Damn, I ain't comin' down
What is it?
Is it, being stunning, without a single flaw?
having a perfect figure, a well-defined jaw?
Is it shutting in your emotions and keeping composure?
Perhaps being scantily clad, with indecent exposure.
Beauty is none of the above
It is acceptance, and self love
Not listening to others who try to bring you down
Shrugging off the haters without so much as a frown.
Beauty is a smile, a confident walk
Not listening to when the naysayers talk
No one else can define what is true
Beauty is simply being you.
my name is failure
third on the left
you might remember me from last year
yeah, i think we've met.
i'm not much different from the kid
sitting next to me
i am cat that never liked to swim
thrown in a faceless sea.
you smile at me when i answer questions
but frown when i fall asleep
you file me into a box
that you like to keep
most of my poems are about failing
or at least attempting to
i am forever intent on drowning...
but that's the one thing i can't do.
Tinting the page
no matter the stage
Write it down
happy or a frown
Outlets of emotion
no matter the potion
Therapeutic and healing
and oh so revealing
Inner most feelings
stories of other dealings
The light of your eye
or heartbreaking goodbyes
It’s your page to paint
no imposing constraints
So make it worthwhile
and compile your style
Maximum hot silence,
As neutrinos finger-out,
on this fretted frown,
Nano-seconds before light overwhelms,
And billionths become measured,
Strutting and strumming and fingerings found,
Like sound interrupted,
And staccato resounds,
Expanse and corruption,
Bringing me down,
Creating life glimpses,
This mere direction,
Taking lifestyle mirth,
Unknowing and knowing,
For whatever its worth.
When you fall asleep
You forget our tired weep
Everything all at once
In this shared past
These forgotten troubles
Series of painful rubbles
Moving forward onto dawn
But only stay here with your yawn
Close your eyes my dear
There’s nothing left to fear
It’s a quiet night downtown
There is no reason to frown
We’re away from the world
Let’s not get hurled
By all these sad and strange goodbyes
We speed down the road ahead
Trying to get to our bed
With highway thoughts and a clustered mess
Darling, I’m just trying my best
As we all share these sad goodbyes
Parting away from these retired lies
Keep your closed eyes of beautiful blue
Driving away, Darling, I wish this wasn’t true