Ashleigh Apr 8
You were the girl of my dreams,
only you weren't exactly what you had seemed.
One of these days I will finally listen,
everyone and the stars told me it was too good to be true.
Ashleigh Nov 2017
You’re on my mind less and less
It’s taken time but I’m finally no longer a mess
I know now that I just wanted to feel
Thinking our romance would be unreal
All of the pressure broke the dream
Something I hope will not become my life’s theme
Ashleigh Oct 2017
Found at the bottom of bottles and cigarette packs,
the truth went down like a shot of gin and thumb tacks.

Hard to swallow, yet harder to digest,
the actuality hurts more above my left breast.

Because reality is not as pretty as the pictures you paint,
masquerading as a highly patron saint.

Your voice, once beautiful, sings only lies,
the nausea felt, poisoning my butterflies.
Ashleigh Oct 2017
Say it over and over again
I repeat to myself
In hopes I will heed my own warning

I tell myself to let go
But my heart is the one behind the reins
And it’s dragging me into the swamp

She wears a fake smile
Bearing her perfect white teeth
An illusion i'm only just starting to see past

Because reality is not as pretty as the pictures you paint
Or as your voice when you sing me lies
Ugly is my denial of reality that kept me coming back for more
Ashleigh Oct 2017
Out of breath
Out of the will to hold myself back
We all run to the car through the rain
A group of maybe five or six
All just background
We were the main characters that night

The lights from the streetlights
Casting shadows of raindrops on your face
Your hair slicked back
Soaked to the bone

The next day we both apologized
Although a distinct absence of regret
Because drunk words and actions
Are sober thoughts
Ashleigh Oct 2017
There is significant weight resting upon her shoulders.
Nothing I can do, can really console her.
She is a single worker ant carrying fifty times her body weight.
Just one of her many completely selfless traits.
So piece by piece, she gave it all away.
Never complains or whines, lining the words she may say.
Ashleigh Oct 2017
Take a look below the surface, at the little I truly keep hidden.
I'd offer it up to you in a heartbeat, the things to others ive forbidden.
You need only ask, and i'd drop everything with ease.
But would you do the same for me, even if I asked please?
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