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607 · Jan 2022
A poem about nothing
Hugo Pierce Jan 2022
I have nothing to say
No words to give you
My mind is blank
Void
Empty
No clever remarks
No witty retort
I won't waste your time
I'll just cut it sh...
******* writers block
587 · Jan 2022
Privilege
Hugo Pierce Jan 2022
If we feel guilty
For privileges we have in our life
We all must become victims
Doomed to be resentful
Guilt breeds resentment
Fear will do the same
If we all have to make our lives worse
Exaggerating our own pain
When privilege is synonymous with race
We will always have opposing sides
The media creates this hate
Not the people
They want you to be scared
They want war
It keeps us distracted
From the socioeconomic games
The wealthy need chaos
To keep us fighting each other
Instead of creating actual change
All your Governments colluded
They want it this way
We are all divided
Causing each other pain
I know there needs to be accountability
But there must be a better way
When we are no longer angry at each other
Humanity has found it's way
573 · Mar 2021
Days gone
Hugo Pierce Mar 2021
It is not enough
to be ok
562 · Nov 2021
Open Letter
Hugo Pierce Nov 2021
Sometimes
                     Depressed,
means knowing what you have to do but not knowing if you can.
519 · Feb 2021
Opposites Attract
Hugo Pierce Feb 2021
Two different people
or
Too different people
How is one to know?
498 · Dec 2021
Quite
Hugo Pierce Dec 2021
Quite is what I need
less noise
more time to read
the world needs constant attention
but the headphones help a little
give thanks to anc
I just want space to be me
I cant help but mention
my rapid ascension
up past the tallest tree
with less noise in my ears
I will overcome fears
the quite will set you free
Quite is a state of daily meditation
476 · Sep 2021
What if?
Hugo Pierce Sep 2021
What if it is me?

What if
I am what lurks in the shadows
What if
I am what scares me most
What if
I am capable of doing what others won't
What if
I am the monster under the bed
What if
I am the thing to be feared
What if
evil is me.
Many prefer to remain ignorant to their capacity for evil
468 · Mar 2022
Wide Beatles
Hugo Pierce Mar 2022
Today,
I disconnected from the network.
It's the most connected I have ever been.
10 points if you can work out the title.
460 · Sep 2023
Melancholy Park
Hugo Pierce Sep 2023
Whispering winds, the rustling of trees,
Amidst the green, a bench and quiet pleas.
A solace found, where sorrows nest,
My weary heart, finds silent rest.

A sturdy bench, with a strong wooden frame,
Supports the weight, of sorrows I daren't name.
Overcast clouds, crowd my mind in a storm,
Here on this bench, holds melancholy form.

Searching outside, of my internal struggles,
Happiness everywhere, just me with these troubles.
Family picnics, kids play on the hill,
Friends laugh together, as I sit frozen still.

How do they do it, I can't help but wonder,
they dance in the sunshine, while I'm stuck in the thunder.
No sadness to be seen, just smiles and glee,
I can see that it's possible, but is it possible for me?

But then I remember, as the day comes and goes,
We all have our moments, our highs and our lows.
Today I might be here, sat alone in the rain,
But Tomorrow may bring me, to the sunshine again.
Sometimes, the loneliest place is in a crowd.
440 · Oct 2021
Lead The Horse To Water
Hugo Pierce Oct 2021
I can give you water
but I can't quench your thirst
I can give you food
but I can't stop your hunger
I can tell you jokes
but I can't make you laugh
I can call you spiteful names
but I can't hurt you

You must eat
You must drink
You must laugh
You must cry

I can't make you happy
I can't make you sad
I can't force you to love me
I can only give you the ingredients
but you must choose to make the meal.
Nobody can affect your spirit, good or bad, unless you allow it. Your peace, your happiness, your love is all within your control. That can be a terrifying thought but it can also be freeing. People's criticism can only upset you if you listen and allow it too. If I pay you a compliment, doesn't mean you will accept and believe it. You are in control of you.
392 · Oct 2021
Polarity
Hugo Pierce Oct 2021
If I am a crying success,
might I be a happy failure?
347 · Sep 2019
The Creator
Hugo Pierce Sep 2019
This is a world of my own creation
I am the architect of my own isolation
Alone at the whim of my own dictation
Forever trapped in an internal altercation
333 · Jan 2022
Lonely Cloud In The Sky
Hugo Pierce Jan 2022
What are you doing up there?
Lonely little cloud
Floating round a sea of blue
Peacefully you wander the sky
So gently you glide
yet I wonder
Do you not get lonely?
Solitary little cloud
abandoned by others
Will your tears fall to land
mourning your lost friends
Can I keep you company?
Lowly little cloud
Observing your grace
I see myself in you
Envying your freedom
but living your seclusion.
279 · Jan 2020
Grandfather
Hugo Pierce Jan 2020
the root was missing,
but paired with the grand prefix,
depicts all I need.
278 · Nov 2021
Dare to Dream
Hugo Pierce Nov 2021
You can have anything you want.
But...
Not Everything.
Hugo Pierce Aug 2020
I am swimming in an endless ocean
At the mercy of temperamental waters
My effort dictated by an apathetic sea
The volatile storms give reason to my struggle
But when the crashing waves cease
And the tide is still
I wonder why I am even swimming
There is no land in sight
No clear direction
Yet if I desist
I begin to drown
Sometimes I just hold my breath
Sink into the depths of despair
Just as I am ready to accept my demise
My toes brush the jagged coral
I mustn't rest on this bed
Or I'll sleep forever
Suffocating
I muster what little energy I have left
Launching off the seabed
Ascending through the pain
Gasping for air at the surface
Relief washes over me
I have escaped the jaws of death once more
Only to end up back here
Swimming in the endless ocean.
This poem depicts the struggles of suicidal depression. The way each day can seem like you are constantly at war with yourself just to maintain your sanity and repress the thoughts that try to take over. The bad days often better than the good because you have a justifiable reason to feel bad. Often you get tired and can want to sink into the dark place rather than fight it, but it can get so bad that you are ready to give up. Usually, at this moment you find a reason to survive and carry on. When you have reached rock bottom, it's either do or die. You work to pick yourself up and put the pieces back together, start getting out of bed, eating again and exercising, only to end up back where you started, fighting each day just to be ok.
266 · Aug 2022
Suffer
Hugo Pierce Aug 2022
This is not the pain of eternity
It is but the pain of a moment
A moment that will not last forever
Nothing does
Nothing can
But it is in this pain we find what has meaning
To avoid pain is to avoid what it means to truly live
242 · Jan 2022
I'M GOING TO DIE
Hugo Pierce Jan 2022
Screams my brain
Voices pound like heavy rain
You're in DANGER
Every cell begins to panic
Feeling manic
Beating drum inside my brain
Voices pound like heavy rain
RUN
Get out quickly
Everyone is trying to trick me
You can't do this
Always in pain
Voices pound like heavy rain
Trouble breathing
Everything's fading to black
I think I'm having a panic attack
I can't see
I can't hear
Constant ringing in my ear
Losing consciousness
All that remain
Are voices pounding like heavy rain
PANIC. Living with anxiety can feel like you are drowning and running at the same time.
235 · Feb 2022
Disinformation
Hugo Pierce Feb 2022
If it's not what we tell you
it's not the truth
228 · Jan 2022
Real Men Don't Cry!
Hugo Pierce Jan 2022
Emotionally repressed
With sadness stuck inside
Mentally distressed
Just want to run and hide
Tyrannically oppressed
Our feelings are denied
Why do our eyes protest
Would be better if we cried
Generations of men will attest
Some think it'd be better if they died
That's not easy to digest
Yet in no one we confide
Pain and trauma unexpressed
Constant strength we must provide
No wonder we're depressed
Too many lost in their pride.
217 · Nov 2021
Objects in The Mirror
Hugo Pierce Nov 2021
Goodbye
I'm done
No longer will I run
There's nothing wrong with you
it's just who you've become
Focusing on the I.
191 · Sep 2021
Quite Please
Hugo Pierce Sep 2021
I yearn for silence
these thoughts
these noises
Tormenting
189 · Aug 2020
Why do you call?
Hugo Pierce Aug 2020
I am not scared of thunder
The low rumbles cause no fear
but when thunder is on the table
It's my phone beckoning my ear

I am not scared of lightning
I look at the electric sky in awe
But the candescent screen terrifies me
because of the Caller ID that I saw

I am not scared of storms
the rain doesn't make me sad
but a raincloud is hanging over me
for that phone call was from my dad

I am not scared of hail
though the crystal bullets cause pain
you have never cared about me
so a call from you hurts just the same

I am not scared of hurricanes
though I think I probably should be
I'm not here to soothe your conscience
making you feel good is not my responsibility

I am not scared of the weather
for I know that it will always fluctuate
storms don't stick around for long
neither did you for the son you helped create
Thanks dad
182 · Aug 2020
Water your plants
Hugo Pierce Aug 2020
On every gleaming windowsill, in each sunny spot
Lives a wide array of house plants, each in a neatly labelled ***
Some need extra sunshine, others demand constant night
Occasionally they move around, bending to the light
I take care of them, satisfying all their basic needs
even go the extra mile, pruning dead extremities
Because I take such good care, they are all in perfect health
But if only I could find the time, to look after myself.
179 · Oct 2021
Peace
Hugo Pierce Oct 2021
You can't win a battle with the world
if you are at war with yourself
170 · Feb 2022
List of Reasons
Hugo Pierce Feb 2022
I am not doing it:
                               For you
                               For them
                               For status
                               For wealth
                               For fame
                               For proof
                               For attention

I am doing it for:
                               Me
167 · Oct 2021
Traffic
Hugo Pierce Oct 2021
Roaring incandescence
racing towards me
****** me away
from this sadness
165 · Feb 2022
What is your type?
Hugo Pierce Feb 2022
Women whom sing sad songs beautifully.
163 · Jan 2022
What a mess
Hugo Pierce Jan 2022
Thoughts are soda
The Brain is a bottle
Anxiety gives it a good shake
The lid is depression
Do you feel the pressure?
143 · Jan 2022
A Derelict Heart
Hugo Pierce Jan 2022
Some made inquiries
Some expressed interest
Some came for a tour
Some tried to cut a deal
Some requested changes
Some ignored the listing
Some turned up their nose
Some needed more
Some looked at the beauty
Some saw Squalor
Some moved in
Some left in a hurry
Some made improvements
Some caused damage
Some wanted to stay
Some got evicted
None stayed forever
139 · Oct 2021
Angry
Hugo Pierce Oct 2021
I am angry
I don't know why
I don't know for how long
but I am angry
It hurts me that I am angry
I am angry because I am scared
I don't know why I am so scared of being angry
but I am angry
It is affecting everyone around me
hurting the ones I love
this makes me scared of hurting them
I am angry.
138 · Sep 2021
Affirmation
Hugo Pierce Sep 2021
She never lied
Just whispered dreams in present tense
133 · Feb 2020
It is, as it always was.
130 · Aug 2020
Cliché
Hugo Pierce Aug 2020
Roses are red
Violets are blue
I tore up the rest up
So this will have to do
Writer's block
124 · Jan 2021
Mis amigos
Hugo Pierce Jan 2021
They don't love me
They need me
But do they even see me
121 · Sep 2019
The things I asked for
Hugo Pierce Sep 2019
I gave up my youth, to become an adult
Now i am an adult on my own
I gave up my time to become a wealthy man
Now i am rich and alone
I gave up my life, for what i thought I wanted
but nevertheless I was mistaken
I gave up my happiness, for what i thought was success
For which i have forsaken
The path I have chosen to venture
led to my own demise
I gained everything I thought I ever wanted
A life I created, a nasty surprise.
119 · Oct 2020
One way
Hugo Pierce Oct 2020
The door to my heart
does not revolve
You may come and go when you want
but you can only do it once.
117 · Oct 2022
The Moment
Hugo Pierce Oct 2022
And for a moment, everything was quiet—
no... silent.
Nothing moved, nothing raged,
not a whisper nor wind.
A moment where time stopped at nothingness,
a perfect little moment.
115 · Jan 30
Warrior In The Garden
Hugo Pierce Jan 30
I Don't Want To Be A Warrior In The Garden
Nor A Gardener In A War
Yet I Shall Rise To My Position
Of This, I Can Be Sure

As Steel Touches Steel
And Seed Touches Soil
Peasant In The Field
And King With The Royal

I Shall Grace The Gardens
Be The Gardener It Needs
Storm The Battlefields
Be The Warrior That Bleeds

I Hold It All Inside Of Me
Everything I Am And More
But The Garden Needs It's Gardener
And The Warrior Needs His War
106 · Mar 2022
Waiting in line
Hugo Pierce Mar 2022
I have been in a queue all my life
Waiting in line
Everyone else is waiting too
When I feel like I am getting close
There's another reason to let someone in front
A reason to put other people first
So I stay here
Waiting
Even when people cut the line
Jump in front and force me back
I tell myself
They must just need it more than me
I don't want to be selfish
But selflessness is getting me nowhere
105 · Feb 2022
You are not for everyone
104 · Jul 2020
Balance
Hugo Pierce Jul 2020
Long Hours
Too busy to hurt
103 · Aug 2020
Early Stages
Hugo Pierce Aug 2020
Is love definite and true?
My anxious mind interrogates my heart for answers,
asking for evidence of feelings for you.

How do I know when to take it to the next stage?
My heart reads no definite chapter of certainty,
offers little advice of when it is right to turn the page.

How can I possibly know if you are the one?
I do not share your confidence,
I am willing to go the distance but I don't know if I can run.

Why does this always seem so easy to everyone but me?
Love at first sight does not seem possible,
I guess this is what it is like to be dating with anxiety.
Maybe it is just me?
101 · Aug 2020
Balloon
Hugo Pierce Aug 2020
solving your problems
by blowing them up, just means
you make them bigger
Violence is never the answer
99 · Jan 2021
The pillow next to mine
Hugo Pierce Jan 2021
The first time I open my eyes
Each morning, I see you lay there

Quietly sleeping with a mind full of dreams
Undisturbed by my early rise
I surrender to the moment
Enveloped by peace and tranquillity
Radiance gleaming back at me
Only now do I understand the meaning of love.
89 · Aug 2022
I Love Myself
Hugo Pierce Aug 2022
I love myself
I love who I am
I love my strength
My courage
My body
All of me
but
Why does it feel like I'm the only one?
86 · Feb 2022
Divide
Hugo Pierce Feb 2022
You are right
I am right
We are wrong
83 · Dec 2020
Turn for the worst
Hugo Pierce Dec 2020
As a child
I always used to love the swings
begging my mum
to go higher and higher
flying through the air
the chains crashing about
addicted to that feeling
now I'm only swinging from the ceiling
81 · Dec 2020
Light
Hugo Pierce Dec 2020
Loving you is weightless
Gliding through the summer air
Kisses like the gentle breeze
Nothing dragging us down
Only bringing each other up
Floating any which way we please.
Toxic relationships are heavy, they take a large toll on us and make us feel not good enough. Find someone who makes you feel light, like you can do anything and go anywhere. You should feel energized and rejuvenated not weighed down by your relationships.
81 · Jan 30
Thank You
Hugo Pierce Jan 30
I say thank you
Thank you to the me that brought me to myself.
The one who weathered the storm
The one that suffered as waves crashed
The one who pushed on when everything seemed lost.
Thank me.
For I would not be I
if you had not been you.
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