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.
Thinking of all the times we shared,
Now our love just wasted away,
And the pain is too much to bare
Gripping at my arms, trying to stretch
Out the negativity, but seeing your face
Makes me realise there's nothing left
And I am left with all this fucking self-hate.
Trapped inside myself, where there is just you
Strangling at my heart strings ,
Everything we went through
Through all the hateful things
Desperation, and desolation, waiting for you
I can't stand another minute, I can't get out
I want to breathe and be able to be true
Of this fucking awful dilemma that doesn't help
I can't even experience grief or pain,
With the urgency which surrounds me
I will never feel the same
Just wishing to be free.
I pressed my left heel down to get it into the strap of my sparkled sandal--bought from the cheap version of the rich girl store; I got them more than half off.
I'm a fraud.
Sliding my foot into the shoe,
the way I've done so many times before,
I lose my balance.
And there goes the first one.
I knew the nails were coming off;
I'm not all that wealthy.
I have to wait until the last minute to cough up fifteen bucks to get these things re-done.
I thought it just popped the nail straight off,
but it throbs and is begging for me to pay it some attention.
I peer down at where the once perfectly manicured nail (baby blue tips and all) had sat upon my index finger.
It has left a bloody mess--jagged and imperfect.
I can see my real nail drawn up next to my cuticle like a smile.
Placed on top is a half moon of hardened acrylic until it breaks off near the soft doughy point of my freshly exposed fingertip.
The blood lines the rim and trickles it's way down
curving its way around the smile;
highlighting the crescent of my own fingernail.
I say wanting someone to hear me.
a little louder.
I just want to complain lately.
I want a little attention for the suffering I put my own self through.
As I wait it throbs more.
I wipe the blood away just to watch it refill.
I walk down the stairs,
and they take care of me.
They give me my oohs and ahhs and owes,
put some ointment on a paper towel because we don't have bandaids,
wrap it with tape,
and I'm off to sew my dress back together for dinner.
My sister's dress;
my sister's dress that she got from a nearby neighbor
who stuffed it in a trash bag and left it there for us to take.
Maybe I will get a discount.
The first time I stepped into school,
Admiring that beautiful wall of fame.
Carved in gold were so many names,
Dated back from decades ago.
Each year has a different name,
Each name part of history.
Shining bright under the light,
Too prestigious and too rare.
I told myself what if I could
See my name etched on the wall,
Nothing else can sweep it away,
Nothing else can wash it away.
But this dream of mine is dashed,
Thrown into the deepest sea,
Crushed almost for eternity,
Something I can never be.
I can't measure how much I've done,
Working so hard to get a step closer.
Each time I think I'm almost there,
I'm actually disillusioned,
I'm going nowhere.
From here I have two paths to go,
One to chase and persist on my goal,
Or I could simply accept my fate,
Give it a try,
Open my mind.
Perhaps that's where I'm meant to be.
My minds says one thing,
But my heart says another,
I hate these moments,
They're my greatest bother.
Is my life a book written my God?
Do all things happen for a reason,
Because that's how my fate was destined?
I wish I could know all the answers,
But I guess some things are secrets for our lifetime.
I wonder if I should go chase my dreams,
Be ridiculed at.
What if I grow to love my fate,
Caring for others.
Is this the place that's meant for me?
I don't know the answer,
And I'll never know.
But how about the names in gold
And everything that seemed perfect to me?
To go forth and chase my dreams,
Or to just accept
Shall I keep the friendship we shared?
Shall I continue to honor it by remembering what we did?
Shall I remember the first time you spoke to me
and all the fun things we did thereafter?
For some reason, you just stood a little further from me
Bit by bit,
and now, you're too far away. When I reach out my hand
You can't grab it. If this was a sinking ship,
I can't save you.
You can't save me either.
Shall I forget what used to be you and what used to be me?
Right now, you've found a newer land, a greener grass,
but you wouldn't let me step on it,
you just bid me goodbye slowly but you're being so cold.
You wouldn't tell me directly if you're simply pushing me away;
you're like a block of ice I'd slide down a hill and let it break into many pieces.
Stop being so cold, at least, but if that's what you want to be:
icy, distant and unfamiliar,
I wondered where the old you had disappeared.
I bid goodbye to her forever.
A new day will come and I will shed my old skin and
all my memories formed with it.
This is just a poetic way of expressing what I guessed.
Because I had the best life
Because I had the best friends
Because I had the best parents
Because I had the best enemies
He seemed unhappy
Because I rejected that call of His
Because I outlived that day of His
Because I declined that offer of His
Because I survived that curse of His
He seems unhappy
Because I don't pray
Because I detest Him
Because I don't believe
Because I don't fear Him
He will again be the antagonist
I will be fully ready this time
I will let things be at peace again
I will let Him have His way this time
I will welcome her with my arms wide open
I won't escape death again
The magic word is "Hello."
The tragic word is "Goodbye,"
And the madness is wondering of who you'll think of in those moments right before you die.
The magic is in the present.
The tragic is in the past,
And the madness is wondering if you'll ever find a happiness that will last.
The time has come to say "Good night."
That time has come to pass,
And this is no time for writing when all these thoughts are coming so fast.
The beauty is in the infinite.
The eternal is supreme,
But the most beautiful things are happening before I can figure out just what they mean.
I feel like a big man
in a straight jacket
who has just learned
despite all his strength
he'll never break the restraints
I'm not saying
you should ever give up
Just relax when you can
Don't fight so hard
You'll be free soon enough
It is what loneliness feels like on late nights
and I find myself drunk texting poetry
I want to make your ears time capsules
for the things I have to say
Sometimes I settle for your phone
I want to wake up
in the morning
with a message from you
A picture of your smile
Your stupid beautiful smile
It is all I ever really wanted anyway
i am plagued with a heavy sense
of the meaning of things
and it is too much
for me to bear.
People tell me that I have
they say they are
Honestly i don't like them
I find them weird
and of an odd shape.
I hate how they just LOOK, and not SEE.
I hate how they don't notice things.
I hate how I overlook things that have happened.
I'm not good at noticing stuff that happen to the people around me.
Sometimes they even show the painful emotions that
I don't want anyone to know that they actually exist.
People say I have a sweet smile.
I hate how my chin protrudes out when I smile
I hate how my jaw looks
I hate it
And I hate how it hides away the painful emotions.
my eyes and my smile contradicts.
because that's how I feel
I actually don't understand my emotions.
I don't understand why I feel certain ways sometimes.
But sometimes, sometimes is always.