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Jan 12 · 57
Keli Jan 12
I do not yearn for the frenzied fire,
that sizzles, rages and burns.
Or bolts of lighting that streak in the sky,
scorching the air with their striking demand.
Nor do I wish for the unpredictable
excitement of color filled fireworks to light my nights
whistling, booming and crackling loud and bold.

No. I wish upon the twinkling night stars
that have steadily sung for eons,
the quiet, iridescent shine of the moon
that dependably follows her infallible cycle.
I yearn for those cooling, quite whispers of
the gentle wind, who though whimsical in her moods
is always there to breathe life into my lungs.

Give me those winds.
Dec 2023 · 365
The truth
Keli Dec 2023
I know I am as weak as I allow myself
And as strong as I make myself
For that is the truth of weakness and strength.
It’s all about will.
Dec 2023 · 185
Needle and thread.
Keli Dec 2023
Red cotton thread looped
into a sharp silver needle.
Reliable, sturdy, practiced stitches.
In. Out. In. Out.
A repeated chant
as the needle continues its marching dance,
Its duty and its purpose.
Every ***** of the needle
draws little beads of pretty crimson blood,
the thread ties together
the pieces that have broken
and festered and weeped.
it’s been a never ending
rhythm of reinforcement.
Keep it in, keep it together.
The silver needle does its job.
The red cotton thread wears fast.
Dec 2023 · 62
Keli Dec 2023
If you never cared,
And never felt,
And never even thought,
Then why’d you
Have to give me
Those lingered looks,
Those secret smiles,
Those whispered words.
Didn’t you know?
what I would give you back?

Sep 2023 · 78
Keli Sep 2023
Why are you so silent?
Why don’t you ever look?
Don’t you care, to care for
That precious thing you took?

Perhaps to you it’s worthless.
Perchance you do not care.
But what I gave you wasn’t given,
So it really isn’t fair.

Might it be the way I feel..
Seems smaller than it is?
Or perhaps you doubt these feelings
As an adolescent fizz.

Maybe you really cannot see!
You do not actually know!
That my eyes drift ever t’ward you
And that these feelings seem to grow.

But.. I think I do know now,
The truths spiteful laugh
Though to me it feels you are
I am not your path.

I’ll try my best to understand
Though heart weary and worn..
It is not me but another
That YOUR eyes adorn.
Jun 2022 · 520
A snippet of life
Keli Jun 2022
Awe **** my dad says as he chews his cheesy jaffal. Giving his unasked for comment on my mum’s Korean drama.
As he plops into the couch between us.
Mar 2022 · 3.6k
Game over
Keli Mar 2022
♥️   I had to play.
I had to play.
           my stolen heart turned rot, to ***** ♠️

Twas me snubbed.
Twas me who snubbed.
         ♦️ And glittery diamonds to dirt, were clubbed.  ♣️

But I had to play.
            I had to play.
               Cause he held all my cards anyway. 🃏
I had tried to run.
I tried to run.
      We were not there for love, but fun.
  And I HAD to play.
               I had to play..
I was his.  lonely desperate slave.

    Now he's moved on..
                 He's moved on.
                        and left his pathetic, little pawn ♟
                       I'd had to play
                       I'd had to play.
  so that from him, I could get away.

    He'd gotten bored
He got bored.
        He wiped away our checkered board.
       Now he's not here.
                       He's not here.
          But I'd do anything to feel him near.
                         Come play.  
                         Come play.
A little weird but here you go.  I know its kinda missing flow.
but here you are, I give you this.  writing it i'll kind of miss.
Mar 2022 · 326
Toilet blues
Keli Mar 2022
Today a Russian lady
Asked me for the Lou
And I said there is
A Porta ***** colored in a blue

As she left a coworker
He said with a smirk to me
You should have told the ***** animal
To squat on the bushes to ***.

And I stared in dumfoundment
as he turned and walked away
Why would he have said that?
what ***** games a play?

Then I realized she was Russian
And my mind clicked, I see
He was blaming her
For her countries, Recent Misdeeds

but what gave him the right
To decide who she is?
To call her an animal
I’ll tell you nothing did

He thinks he’s high and mighty
Cause he’s male, young and white
But I think he needs glasses
To fix his ghastly sight

For we are not our bodies,
our skin, our hair or face.
And the sum of a person
Is not found in their race.

So what?she’s from a country
That’s creating a hot hell
Does the daughter of a ******
Belong inside a cell?

So what? she has an accent
Don’t tell her what to be
For gods sake man
She just wanted to ***.
Don’t create more hate. There’s already way to much in this world
Jan 2022 · 229
Come back! Come back!
Keli Jan 2022
I guess it’s time to say goodbye,
To the wilting blooms of youth.
That naively cry out in despair ;
“Come back! Come back!  “
Screaming of my treachery
Deaf to my accusations and pleas
Shouting for me to stop,
when it is SHE
I guess it’s time to say goodbye.
But then again,
She’s already gone.
Nov 2021 · 77
Peer Pressure
Keli Nov 2021
And I admit, my thoughts raging, muddled frozen.
They said no.
when she said " So you can say you tried it"
They screamed "so you can say you never did."
And I admit, my lips trembling with regret, self loath.
They said yes.
#why #peers #peer pressure #yes #no #think
Oct 2021 · 245
all I have to say is
Keli Oct 2021
Oct 2021 · 573
Keli Oct 2021

Oct 2021 · 272
Ink stains
Keli Oct 2021
They say love and hate
Are a coin.
Dealt only by the luck of a flip.
to me they are:
Two Ink pots,
Towards each other,
Leaving their dark stains,
As you struggle
to wipe them away.
Indifference is the
Quill now useless.

Spilling them in
The first place is up to you.
Oct 2021 · 387
Keli Oct 2021
Down, down.
Reach, reach.

Feeling naughty ;)
Aug 2021 · 640
Thunk. Plop.
Keli Aug 2021
I heard a laugh.
Small, yet deep.
It shook my my heart,
It made me weep.

I heard a shriek.
Shrill and loud,
Never had I heard
Such a terrible sound.

My head it shook.
My ears did bleed.
I fell to my knees,
I started to plead.

I screamed. I trembled.
Both did no good.
For still the man came.
With his axe, with his hood.

Then all sound stopped.
And my head it came clear.
With my thick thoughts,
Went all of my fear.

My tears ceased, and with a grunt,
My death swung his blade.
Thunk. Plop.
In the basket my head laid.

eyes wide
A maniacal smile.
As other heads piled.
Mar 2021 · 98
Just me?
Keli Mar 2021
Am I the only one
Who goes to bed,
Only to stay awake all night
Remembering every mistake
I've ever made?
Mar 2021 · 602
The best dreams
Keli Mar 2021
The best dreams are the empty ones.
Or at least the ones forgotten.
'Cause then you can think nothing,
Remember nothing,
The HURT is gone.
The GUILT is gone.
YOU are gone.
Mar 2021 · 448
Keli Mar 2021
When I'm alone with my
thoughts in the darkness,
  I think of her.
And I wonder.
Then I feel sick.
Mar 2021 · 369
Keli Mar 2021
I'm not very picky, unless faced with:
      Icky, sticky, pumpkin!

                Oh! How I glower!
                When faced with that sour,
                  Slimy, stringy, slush!

                          So I groan,
                                And I moan,
                                      Then I run.

  My arms flailing!
       My feet, slap, slap, slapping,
                          The cold, hard, floor.

                                         'Till a hand grasps my shoulder,
                                            And I'm dragged to the table..

                          Then, I'm pushed into a chair,
                                   And a spoons pushed into my hand,
                                      And that foul mush, is pushed into the spoon.

               That is forced down, down, down,
                        My gagging, unwilling, throat.
Reminiscing my childhood...
Jan 2021 · 217
Keli Jan 2021
I am a poet,
I create my own wings
And weave a world,
While hurtling
towards the ground.
Mercutio inspired me.
With his jests.
Jan 2021 · 71
Keli Jan 2021
She died today. In my arms.

— The End —