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  Dec 2017 Maria
Jay
Damaged people love you like a crime scene
Before any crime had been committed
They kept their running shoes right next to their souls every night
One eye opened in case something changed whilst they were asleep

Damaged people love in the most broken way
Damaged people love in the most gentle way
Damaged people do not love
Damaged people love too much

Their backs are always too tense, too tight
Made this way from carrying too many broken things
Because we all know broken things are the heaviest
Just look the weight of a broken heart

Damaged people will love that too
Damaged people love broken things
Because they remind them of themselves

Damaged people take broken things
And love them to the end
Trying to find that one broken thing
That will fit their cracks.

Damaged people love so well

They love like this because they have already seen ****
And they know that every evil demon
Was once an angel before they fell.
  Dec 2017 Maria
WordsOfWizDumb
P r e t t y   p e o p l e
W i t h   p r e t t y   w o r d s
B u t   t h e y   a r e   u g l y
T h e i r   s p e e c h   i s   s l u r r e d

They never show
Their real emotion
While people watch
Their every motion

Everything they have
Is fake
If they'd notice
They would break

They're living in
A fake reality
They need to wake up
To actuality

We always talk
Behind their backs
If they knew
They would *****

They think we love them
They think they're pretty
But they really don't
Deserve our pity

P r e t t y   p e o p l e
W i t h   p r e t t y   w o r d s
B u t   t h e y   a r e   u g l y
T h e i r   s p e e c h   i s   s l u r r e d
Just so you know, I wrote a follow up to this poem that shows another aspect of pretty people. Thanks for reading :)
Maria Aug 2017
The day I realized my past loves were not love, I cried
The day I realized my past loves were coercion, I forgot how to breathe
The day I believed ****** coercion online was not real, I wanted to **** myself out of guilt
The day I believed my experience wasn't "trauma-worthy", I stayed in bed wishing I could forget how to live
The day I believed I deserved to be manipulated, I questioned why my loved ones stay
The day I believed I can't trust men, I tried to push my boyfriend away
The day I realized he would not just leave me, I told him how much I appreciated him
The day I realized he will stand by me, I decided to love myself
The day I realized sexting coercion is real, I promised myself I'd let myself feel
The day I realized sexting coercion is ****** abuse, I promised to let myself heal
The day I realized my past loves were not love, I learned to love myself
Maria Aug 2017
What do you really mean when you say “I love you”
Do you mean it like I do?
Like the breathless hunger for your presence
And constant yearning for your knowledge
That I always feel?
Or is it a synonym for “adequate”
Or “good enough for now”
Does it mean “I like you--I think”
Or “I don't understand these grown up words”?

What do you really mean when you say “forever”
Do you mean it like I do?
Like the amount of time it would take me to walk to the end of the Earth for you
Or how long it’d take to count all the stars in the universe?
Or is it a synonym for “a passing moment that doesn’t even warrant a fleeting memory”
Or “long enough to have fun but not long enough to ensure commitment or loyalty”?
Does it mean “the word I’m running from” or “I’m careless with my words and I’ll be even more so with your heart”?

What do you really mean when you say “I need you”
Do you mean it like I do?
Like my heart aches when I’m not with you
And  fall asleep holding the teddy bear you gave me as if it were really you
Or is it a synonym for  “I want to uses your body” or “I need a distraction from the last one”?
Does it mean “I want to devour your *** like it's another pastime”
Or “you are, actually, another pastime”?

What do you really mean when you say “you’re mine”
Do you mean it like I do?
Like “you’re mine to protect and cherish”
Or like the way the ground claims new roots as its own, feeding the small flower--neutering it?
Or is it a synonym for “I own you”
Or “you have no power; you’re worthless”
Does it mean “you are an object for me to sell and trade”
Or “you are like an artist’s model--you are mine to twist and contort into any position I want”?

What do you really mean when you say anything
Your words seem so dishonest when examined by my past
Do you mean it like I do?
Do you mean it at all?

What do you really mean when you say “I love you”

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