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20h · 35
hello poetry
hello
said the poet
to the paper
to the pen
hello
said the poet
to the poetry
how are you doing?
how have you been?
hello,
hello poetry
said the poet
21h · 44
presence
she is worth alot to herself
she is worth nothing to everyone else
this gets misinterpreted
like her name gets misspelt
she lacks the numbers
not the bravery
nor strength
but what one lacks in quantity
one makes up in presence
she is worth alot to herself
22h · 36
what a concept!
he was in love with a concept
because concepts dont talk back
concepts don't hate
concepts don't attack
he was in love with a concept
until his concept came to life
only to realise
the concept was his wife
he was in love with a concept
1d · 19
Not My Plight
They shoved your face into the concrete
You didn't want to change your personality
Some people cheered
Others cried
Myself, i chose no side
Forever undecided
Too caught up in my pride
Thankful that the plight
Was yours,
Not mine
Please dont hate me
For my cowardice
you didn't want to change your personality
1d · 150
me and me
me and you
tend to lose

you and i
fail every time

me and him
can never win

me and they
destined for heartache

me and she
a sadist's dream

me and me
the only possibility
the only possibility
walking down the road of forgiveness
a road he has been down before
tiresome
repetitive
painful
feels like someone's version of hell
he thought there would be a lesson
something learnt
something gained
walking down the road of forgiveness
only made him insane
every time he saw the face of each enemy's mistake
the burden of bitterness
refuses to be vanquished
in all of his anguish
he knows that it is pointless
to be walking down the road of forgiveness
a man who does not believe in forgiveness
2d · 29
peek a boo
peek a boo
what do you see?
a man
a woman
corruption
vulnerability

peek a boo
what do you see?
a knife
rohypnol
no escape
don't tell a soul

peek a boo
what do you see?
a man
a woman
conviction - none
too bad that you couldn't run

peek a boo
what do you see?
a woman
a man
not a dream
his favourite crime scene
his favourite crime scene
2d · 26
where i grow
i used to be scared of the dark
like some are scared of horror shows
until i came to know
the shadows
are where the beautiful things grow
where the beautiful things grow
2d · 37
in his mind
in his mind
he is fine

in his subconscious
he is victorious

in his head
he is ahead of the rest

in my head
he is dead
in my head he is dead
2d · 31
rearrangement
i read words i do not understand
i word things so they can
be rearranged
doctored
contorted
taken out of context
so when you read them
you'll be as lost as i am
when you read them you'll be as lost as i am
2d · 35
taken
take me
now
before i wake
take my choice
before it's too late
i cannot learn
what you do not teach
i cannot fight
if i believe i am already defeated
take me
now
before i wake
i will believe i escaped
if you do not tell me i was taken
i cannot learn what you do not teach
pain only hurts
when you know it is pain
the bliss of ignorance
cancels out the ache
hurt me if you like
i will be ok
the not knowing is my silent saviour
the same way i don't know faith
the bliss of ignorance cancels out the ache
i was guilty of nothing
when i learnt everything
now i am guilty of anything
you teach me
a victim
if you tell me they hurt me
a liar
if you tell me i deceived
i was guilty of nothing
until you gave me something
to hate myself with
guilty until proven innocent
when innocence is suspended disbelief
now i am guilty of anything
i do not need this
game of charades
it got too fake
it got too hard
i don't need this
version of events
to pose as reality
when it's only pretence
it's only pretence
3d · 20
the moment
people were playing pretend
caught up in the moment
the moment passed
i had to ask
if the moment would happen again
i had to ask
mouth, covered in tape
still, silence was conquered
noise can still be made
if you get creative
if you get creative
3d · 25
where i reside
do not meet me
in the middle
for i will be
all the way over
on the far right side
you will never meet me
in the middle
when the middle
is not where i reside
in the middle
he says he doesn't hate her
while kicking her in the ribs
sometimes words are just words
and actions are everything
he says he doesn't want her dead
while handing her the blade
sometimes actions will tell you
what words cannot say
sometimes words are just words
fiction is fiction when there is no proof
fiction becomes prediction when it actually comes true
fiction becomes prediction when it actually comes true
3d · 152
Comfortable Denial
I didn't want him to die
If only he'd had a survival guide

If such a guide existed
He wouldn't have been so twisted

It's painful to hear the truth
That he died because of you

So you choose to hide
In your comfortable denial
you choose to hide in your comfortable denial
3d · 28
house of mirrors
when i look into the mirror
the glass begins to break
my appearance is beautiful
but my soul is fake
everyone believes me
but the mirror does not lie
so in a house of mirrors
there is no where to hide
there is nowhere to hide
3d · 20
after/before
me in the after
is the you in the before
me in the after
is the you
that i am waiting for
me in the after is the you in the before
3d · 28
detonate
people are so scared of each other
they can not make eye contact
in the super market
on a crowded train
they keep their heads bowed
praying i will leave
like i have a bomb hidden
underneath my sleeve
i take a crazy leap of faith
say hello
give a friendly wave
then wait for them to detonate
they keep their heads bowed
3d · 19
a fair price
feed me lies like you feed me chocolate cake
make me a chocolate cake for each mistake
so you can feed me chocolate cake like you feed me lies
one lie per bite
a fair price
one lie per bite
i used to get angry
until realisation hit me
you are stuck in this
you aren't controlling it
suddenly anger became pity
suddenly anger became pity
i didn't know then
what i know now
the thoughts of an adult
aren't the same as a child
i wasn't the same person
as who i am now
time has a way
of changing things around
time has a way of changing things around
Sep 4 · 51
no going back
once you choose to leave the closet
you can never crawl back inside
so he stays hidden
unseen
silent
waiting for signs of change
the accepting sound of safety
it takes a certain level of brave
to leave that anonymous space
to know the closet will always be open
and choose to leave it anyway
you can never crawl back inside
Sep 3 · 328
the side of no sides
pick a side
pick a side
pick a side

like sports teams
like equations
like war

pick a label
pick a gender
pick an orientation

what the hell
do we need sides for?

i'm on the side of acceptance
i'm on the side of love
i'm on the side of no sides

maybe one day that will be enough
she told me to pick a side
Sep 3 · 51
biological clock
every drop i bleed
is another chance of life gone
every passing month
a sober reminder
of a clock that won't stop ticking
tick. tick. tick.
desperate hands
on a hollow womb
every drop i bleed
makes it harder for me
to meet you
desperate hands on a hollow womb
Sep 3 · 34
motherhood envy
mother,
yelling at her child
in the market
mother,
stranger,
how i wish to yell at you
a child.
so precious,
ALIVE!
BREATHING!
HERE.
how i wish i had
a child to yell at
to take into my arms
to love
to kiss
to hug
to yell at,
never again.
be grateful for your children
Aug 30 · 64
tunnel
the light at the end of the tunnel
turned out to be the light
of a brand new dawn
blinding me,
i could not see
what was leading me
to this new beginning
light at the end of the tunnel
Aug 30 · 25
apocalypse
the bombs went off
all chaos broke loose
just before the world exploded
she thought to herself
this is just how i thought it would be
what a dramatic way to die
what a perfect time to leave
what a perfect time to leave
Aug 30 · 46
Newborn
What would I do
If I could live this life again?
What would I do?
What would I say?
Who would I be?
Not much.
Not much.
I would be me
I would be a new born baby
i would be a new born baby
Aug 30 · 148
and that was great
i wanted her to be skinnier
and that was great
because i was improving someone else
she didn't want to change
wanted to live her own life
but that was great
because i had a grand plan
i tied her to a chair
slit her throat
cut off her limbs
she was dead
but she was lighter
and that was great
she committed the sin of being over weight
so he taught her a lesson
Aug 26 · 38
photographic memory
the only me you will ever know
is the woman in the photo
the only thing you'll keep of me
is the photo we took that day on the beach
the only me you will ever know
Aug 26 · 57
Change (I Want)
I want change in my cup
I want change to the system
I want to change my perspective
I want to change a life

I want to change the record
I want a change of style
I want a change that has real meaning
I want to change your mind

I want to change the narrative
I want to change what is corrupt
I want to change their attitude
I want change in my cup
i want to change your mind
Aug 26 · 78
Long Enough
Look at me just long enough to know you don't like what you see

Talk to me just long enough to know you want to leave

Keep me around just long enough to know I take up too much space

Find the words just cruel enough to let me know I am only a drain

Notice my absence just long enough to know that you made a mistake
you made a mistake
Aug 26 · 90
grand prize
you wanted me dead,
buried
rotting in the ground
you wanted me to sacrifice
my survival
in the spirit of goodbye
I admit to entertaining the thought
tempting as it was
but i know that my death would result in you winning
taking home the grand prize of corruption
that just would not do at all
so i chose to live on
taking home the grand prize of corruption
you say you know everything
so in fact
you know nothing
about humility
you know nothing
Aug 26 · 34
Deterrent
Forgiveness
Is
Something
They
Taught
You
So
You
Wouldn't
Cut
Their
*****
Off
A
Necessary
Detterent
Indeed
a necessary deterrent indeed
Aug 25 · 56
dresser
she leaves the diamond ring on the dresser
alongside the hand written letter
being his wife was meant to take a lifetime
but vows can be broken
people change their minds
being his wife was meant to take a lifetime
Aug 25 · 181
the beating
when you towered over my bleeding body
bruised,
broken,
weakened
my fractures made you stronger
my vulnerability kept you secure
the bleeding stopped
The bones all healed
the bruises faded away
but you're still beating women down
long after i walked away
i had the strength to leave
i had enough self respect to survive
not every woman has that in her
that haunts me, even now
after all this time
i wonder who is in your trap
trying desperately to get free
sometimes i think i hear her whisper
sometimes i hear her calling me
i know you are towering over her
i know you think you've got the power
but you don't know the endurance
that comes from being female
babe, i'm on a rescue mission
we've got numbers on you now
we've got numbers on you now
Aug 25 · 47
Peter Pan
You are not a man
You are a boy wearing adult clothing
Playing games
Putting on masks
Vowing never to grow up
You are not a man
You are a child
Playing make believe
Trying not to catch my cooties
Fly away,
Peter Pan
I need a man
I need a soldier
Someone willing to hold my crown
While preparing to battle
While defending me
You are not a man
You never will be
So,
Now you know why
I am choosing to leave
You are not a man
I cannot wait for you to be
fly away,
peter pan
Aug 25 · 84
Playing Dead
I tried to wake you up
You wouldn't stir
I thought you were sleeping
You weren't
You were playing dead
Messing with my head
Your sick game of pretend
So in my resentment
I pulled out a gun
I turned you into the real thing
i turned you into the real thing
Aug 25 · 127
visited by truth
truth hunted me down
knocked on my door
forced me to look
at what i had ignored
truth handed me a mirror
i saw my real self
i was a monster
the truth visited me in hell
the truth visited me in hell
Aug 25 · 117
5 senses
my face is shaped like a miracle
my voice sounds like pouring coffee
my touch feels like melted chocolate
my hair smells like all of your ex girlfriends rolled in one
my skin tastes like new beginnings
new beginnings
Aug 25 · 48
kindness is easy
don't tell me it is easy
when i find it hard
i think kindness is easy
i guess you find it hard
i guess you find it hard
Aug 25 · 53
justice
justice
comes
in
many
colors

make sure to pick

the
      right
               shade
pick the right shade
Aug 25 · 717
on the edge
teetering on the edge of forever
staring into the abyss of eternity
clutching onto the hope of growth
questioning evolution
in the search for truth
teetering on the edge of forever
spending eternity with you
teetering on the edge of forever
Aug 23 · 117
self reflection
i once asked a friend
why people leave
he said the answer lay
in my own self reflection
as though the problem
was me
if a person rapes me
and i want to know why
should i self reflect?
did my behaviour attract that crime?
what if someone hits me?
does self reflection still apply?
i suppose i asked for it
i must have started the fight
why must i self reflect
on what another person did?
is their behaviour my fault?
it seems my friend thinks it is
now i'm reflecting on the holocaust
the second world war that i created
i wasn't even born yet
but it happened
so i must self reflect
i once asked a friend
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