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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
Hugo Pierce May 2021
Not all dreams are nightmares
but not all nightmares are dreams
Last night I woke up
with the hallway echoing my screams

I saw you with another man
with happiness all could see
I told myself it was just a dream
not premonition of what was to be

I swore I would try harder
to be the man you needed in your life
I needed to focus on you
make you feel happy to be my wife

Today I would bring you flowers
It's wasn't much but it was a start
I thought I would leave the office early
We already spent too much time apart

I couldn't wait to get home
I rushed through the gate
I flung the door open
But I was too late.
Hugo Pierce Dec 2020
I heard about it all my life
I was sure I knew the meaning
but I hadn't felt this so-called feeling
I listened to all the songs
explaining how wonderful it is
Yet I hadn't met these butterflies
or had my heart leap out my chest
Now I look at the pillow where you laid
and I miss you
I want you here
Every part of my day is brighter with you there
when you aren't
your footprints mark my mind
Crossing it more often than not
Each moment I get lost in thought
I find myself thinking of you
But I didn't know
Just how terrifying it is
to be in love.
Hugo Pierce Sep 2021
She never lied
Just whispered dreams in present tense
Hugo Pierce Sep 2021
I stay silent
my mind filled with thoughts
everything I want to say
not even a whisper can escape these lips
nothing slips past the pearly gates
anytime these words broke free
I was met with contempt
So I stay quite
with a mouth full of glue
hoping that one day
I can stand up to you
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.
Hugo Pierce Jan 2022
I have nothing to say
No words to give you
My mind is blank
No clever remarks
No witty retort
I won't waste your time
I'll just cut it sh...
******* writers block
Hugo Pierce Oct 2020
I lose myself in your eyes
tip-toeing over tender heartstrings
wandering across your mind
running through your veins
dancing around memories
peeking behind closed doors
searching for lost treasures
battling found demons
excavating my way closer to you
Hugo Pierce Jul 2020
Long Hours
Too busy to hurt
Hugo Pierce Aug 2020
solving your problems
by blowing them up, just means
you make them bigger
Violence is never the answer
Hugo Pierce Sep 2020
I am in the middle of a room called happiness
enclosed by walls called depression
borders rapidly closing in
pushing each side with all my might
forcing the walls further out

I try to create as much room as I can
I grow weary  
no longer able to drive
the walls get closer
crushing me
compacting me

I find the strength to push once more
how long can I keep it up?
Stuck in a never-ending cycle
the walls don't sustain

The more I push
the greater the fatigue
space shrinking once more
How many times can this cycle repeat
Before I let the walls close
getting crushed in defeat
Some days I have the strength to be happy, some days I don't. Searching for sustainable happiness.
Hugo Pierce Jul 2020
As I stroll through the summer fields
The insects enjoy their afternoon picnic
I am happy to provide.
Hugo Pierce Jul 2020
I am water
in a steel pan over a hot flame
Dark thoughts bubble to the surface
Burning hopelessness
inundated at boiling point
Crying down the metal carcass
Tears drip to extinguish the flames
The restless sea begins to calm
The sting of the heat takes time to fade
How much of myself remains?
Hugo Pierce Dec 2020
I am so tired
I have been strong for so long
I am putting up the best fight I can
But I'm exhausted
tired of swimming against the current
and pushing boulders up hills
I don't know how many more arrows I can pull
or how many more daggers my back can take
although my skin keeps getting thicker
I still feel them break through
the scars are all still there
getting through each day
with strength and difficulty
growing in direct proportion
Hugo Pierce Mar 2022
Only now can I say for certain
I am buried alive
How long have I been here
Festering under this dark decrepit soil
Will my body add to your density
I suppose it's only a matter of time
Escape is a futile endeavor
No clear route to the surface
Am I ascending to my salvation
Or digging deeper into despair
There are no bubbles to follow
No sounds to be heard
Nothing but darkness
Hugo Pierce Oct 2020
Chopin came to me in the night
accompanying me whilst I dream
he serenaded me with sweet melodies
carried my mind to a distant land
full of beauty and wonder
and the sound of piano keys
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
Hugo Pierce Oct 2020
I was born into a popularity contest
with no hope of achieving first place
there are no consequences for not winning
but I didn't want to enter in the first place
Hugo Pierce Dec 2020
Twas a night like this
I might say
that I felt like explaining
if I may
the difference between the sand and the stars
why some planets have water
and some are dry like mars
though some things may be different
some things the same
they are all apart
of this wonderful game
variety is the spice of life mother used to say
bestowing casual wisdom
in her own funny way
though stars and sand may differ greatly
I have examined both
in the dreams I have had lately
the closer you look the more you will see
though the atoms may change
they are no different to you and me
we might all have varying features
but we are not so different
from other creatures
the sea, the sand, the sky and the birds
we each have a home
in this magical universe
Hugo Pierce Jan 2022
**** getting old
I'd rather die
In a blaze of glory.
Hugo Pierce Nov 2021
You can have anything you want.
Not Everything.
Hugo Pierce Mar 2021
It is not enough
to be ok
Hugo Pierce Aug 2020
Hugo Pierce Feb 2022
If it's not what we tell you
it's not the truth
Hugo Pierce Feb 2022
You are right
I am right
We are wrong
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?
Hugo Pierce Sep 2020
I am a parasite with a conscience
leaching off your radiance
happiness is my sustenance
Short term elation at my hosts expense
Your love is a drug
but I am an addict
Removing your needle from my arm
Knowing I will wither without you
You may bleed from the marks I left
Though the wounds will heal
I know you will be better off without me
even if that's not how you currently feel
This will probably not resonate with many, but it may with some. I broke up with my girlfriend today, although she was pretty much the only good thing in my life at the moment. I was aware that I wasn't "In Love" but instead addicted to how good I felt around her. Although it will make me miserable, it is not fair on her to stay with her for those selfish reasons. Doing the right thing can feel awful sometimes.
Hugo Pierce Nov 2021
People aren't good
Nor are they bad
we are all wounded in different ways
no one isn't suffering
Hugo Pierce Jan 2022
Effort is my safety net
If I never try
I can never really fail
My internal excuse
The eternal fail safe
Preventing heartbreak
Minimising disappointment
Even if sometimes I succeed
More often I give up
If I gave it 100 percent
What excuse would I have left
How could I brush off the pain
I can never give maximum effort
Because what if I don't have what it takes
Hugo Pierce Aug 2020
I hate the good days
I have no reason to feel
As bad as I do
At least on the bad days, I have an excuse.
Hugo Pierce Jan 2020
the root was missing,
but paired with the grand prefix,
depicts all I need.
Hugo Pierce Nov 2020
poor bob
always expected
to put family above all
to sacrifice the things he loves
for the people he loves
yet always depended on
to compromise
for the things they love
Hugo Pierce Aug 2022
I love myself
I love who I am
I love my strength
My courage
My body
All of me
Why does it feel like I'm the only one?
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
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.
Hugo Pierce Oct 2020
Her eyes gave away
all the things
her lips could never part with
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.
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.
Hugo Pierce Aug 2020
The darkness of the night
interrupted by the loud applause
of tangerine heat
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:
Hugo Pierce Sep 2020
Sitting in my local coffee shop
sipping a cappuccino with a chocolate top
Laptop out in front of me
Composing lines of poetry
As my attention diverts from the screen
across the room I see your beauty gleam
I try to carry on with my writing
but I crave another sighting
You are sitting on your own
listening to music through one earphone
Your dark eyes full of mystery
I hope they might chance upon me
I do not wish to disturb your peace
but this obsession will not cease
I am in love with your smile
I have been looking at you for a while
I finally build up the nerve to talk to you
when I see your boyfriend sit down too
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.
Hugo Pierce Oct 2020
My decomposing soul makes fertile soil
I'm able to provide all the nutrients you need
seeds may be sown in the rich earth
a place for you to sprout your roots
somewhere you can grow tall
only that means eventually you'll leave
you will rise up until your petals blossom
by then I won't be able to see
I will never grow into a flower
until I learn to become a seed.
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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.
Hugo Pierce Jan 2021
They don't love me
They need me
But do they even see me
Hugo Pierce Nov 2021
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.
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.
Hugo Pierce Nov 2021
means knowing what you have to do but not knowing if you can.
Hugo Pierce Feb 2021
Two different people
Too different people
How is one to know?
Hugo Pierce Jul 2023
Can one surpass the limits of their own species?
Feeling human seems like wearing a shirt, two sizes too small.
Constrained by my very essence,
I wonder, how long can skin contain spirit?

Will my soul shatter this cage of flesh and bone,
Exposing the deity trapped within?
Can my ego withstand the blow, yield control,
And let truth grace the present?

Perhaps it's wise to let death be my ferryman,
To wait with patience for the destined moment of transcendence.
Yet for now,
I choose to bask in this human experience.

I will dance, I will play,
I will dare to love with an open heart.
I will lean into life's fleeting nature,
And for now, choose to be human.
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