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Apr 23 · 114
I’m Getting There
Latifah Apr 23
I’m getting there
Step by step
Breath after breath
I’m reaching there
To the place
Where i once was
Not a stranger to myself.
Latifah Mar 7
Life is a ***** sometimes
One that you can’t get rid of
For you’re bound to be her’s
Merciless, She hits you out of nowhere
And the thing is
you’re not meant to be aware.
Feb 10 · 224
Sorry For Her
Latifah Feb 10
I saw you smiling
Correction; laughing
I just hope she knows you’re lying
And your words mean nothing
But bottles filled with empty promises
I hope she finds out the truth
Before it’s too late
I hope she saves herself from you.
Jan 31 · 118
Latifah Jan 31
I was offended
when you accused me
of being desperate
but I guess it was true
I wouldn't have come to you
if I wasn't so desperate
to have a comforting soul
to have someone's arms
tightly wrapped around me
not letting me fall into pieces
so yes
I was desperate enough
to look for a shelter
for my aching heart
and homeless soul.
Jan 30 · 134
Endless Thoughts
Latifah Jan 30
I've spent my whole life wondering
what's love and
what's lust
what's true and
what's false
what's real and
what's not
what's right and
what's wrong
and why do we
want to be loved
by the only one
who does not...
Jan 30 · 145
I'm Not Sure
Latifah Jan 30
maybe I didn't love you after all,
maybe I just wanted to play the role,
I don't think I loved the feeling either,
but what is it that I loved, I keep wondering
what it is that I've given so much of me,
only to be left empty,
I'm not sure exactly,
if it is for lust,
if it is for desire,
or if it for amusement,
I'm not sure really.
Jan 25 · 196
No Longer
Latifah Jan 25
no longer
into you
the way
I used to be
no longer feel
the way
I used to feel
whenever you're near.
Jan 23 · 203
Latifah Jan 23
You became
the reason
my smile fades
every time
You cross
my mind.
Jan 17 · 138
Can I Unremember?
Latifah Jan 17
Every time I’m on my own,
Every time I’m left alone,
Fighting waves of memories,
They start to drown me,
As I fail to reach back to reality.
Jan 14 · 1.1k
An Endless Maze
Latifah Jan 14
where do you escape,
when you're trapped,
when you're held captive,
by your own thoughts,
where do you hide,
when you're exposed,
and all your feelings,
are on the floor,
where do you run,
when you're chased,
by your worst nightmares.
Jan 13 · 163
Best Feeling
Latifah Jan 13
It felt good
Not to feel a thing
To feel nothing
For you
To feel like I never knew you
To feel like you’re just another
Passing stranger.
Jan 11 · 126
Latifah Jan 11
Sorry that I can’t love anymore
Sorry that I no longer can care
Like I once did
Sorry but I’ve been ****** dry
And there’s nothing left
For me to give.
Latifah Jan 10
She is not a secret to be hidden,
Not a diamond to be treasured,
Not a bird to be captured,
Not a beast to be locked up,
Not a wolf to be tamed,
Not possessed to be holy-watered.
Jan 8 · 361
Secrets Overload
Latifah Jan 8
I just wanted to
spill all my secrets
to someone
I've kept them hidden
for so long
and I couldn't anymore
I wanted someone
who could carry half the weight
I've been carrying
in my fragile heart
that no longer can survive
it feels as if
I'm carrying the weight
they're carrying
of my own heaviness.
Latifah Jan 8
You have to cut
a rotten love
from its roots
and leave no room
for it to grow again
and toxicate your heart
don’t let it bring death
upon your soul.
Jan 7 · 187
Some Days
Latifah Jan 7
On some days
You have to turn the music louder
Forget the world exists
Wear dark sunglasses
Ignore the voices
Keep moving forward
Don’t look back.
Dec 2018 · 140
Let Go
Latifah Dec 2018
There’s a time for everything
and everyone that comes into your life
And when that time is over
You have to let go
Nothing is meant to stay longer
than it should
You’re not supposed to hold on tighter
than you need.
Dec 2018 · 238
The Child In Me
Latifah Dec 2018
The screaming
The shouts
My heart’s bruising
The sword-like words
Like a scolded little kid
I run to the corner
Cover my ears
Pretend I don’t hear
At the cats i stare
“Can they feel my pain”, i wonder.
Dec 2018 · 134
Kindness kills No One
Latifah Dec 2018
I don't believe in kindness anymore
I don't believe it can save the world.
Dec 2018 · 297
Quiet Noise
Latifah Dec 2018
Sometimes it's too quiet
I want to **** the silence
and sometimes it's too loud
I can't bear the noise.
Dec 2018 · 123
No One But You
Latifah Dec 2018
“I’ll never let anyone hurt you”

But you let yourself.
Dec 2018 · 430
If Minds Were Sold
Latifah Dec 2018
If minds were sold,
I’d pay gold,
I could have the mind of a genius,
The mind of a scientist,
The mind of the wisest,
And mine wouldn’t be,
Worth a penny,
But without it,
I wouldn’t be me.
Latifah Dec 2018
Being miserable is not a choice
We are controlled by those voices
You can never feel what i feel
Unless you put yourself in my shoe
And then you’d wish you can’t hear.
Dec 2018 · 144
Kill It Before It Kills You
Latifah Dec 2018
Take a shovel,
Burry your pain,
So deep,
It can never reach,
The top.

Cut its roots,
And don't dare to water it,
Or it will grow again,
And another garden of pain,
Will take place in your heart.

Forget where you buried it,
And don't ever visit its grave.
Dec 2018 · 278
Latifah Dec 2018
She’s a leo,
Her strongest element is fire,
Everything she touches, turns into ashes,
Sometimes even herself, she burns.

Earth is her home,
But she lives on the moon,
Where no one else does,
At least now she knows,
She cannot hurt another soul.
Dec 2018 · 400
They Made Me This Way
Latifah Dec 2018
Heartless they said,
too cold to touch,
you care about no one but yourself,

but they forgot what they did,
when I love I get hurt,
when I care I am used,
when I am there they're not,

that innocent fragile little girl,
that broke every now and then,
no longer lives here.
Dec 2018 · 343
Music to My Heart
Latifah Dec 2018
I hear your voice
Humming in my ears
Saying all the words
That once made my heart beat.
Dec 2018 · 330
O Burden Burden
Latifah Dec 2018
Burden burden,
Don’t follow me,
Everywhere I go.

O Burden burden,
Let me be,
Peace is all I’m asking for.

Burden burden,
Can’t you see,
I’m fading,
Like a lifeless tree.
Dec 2018 · 130
Real Demons
Latifah Dec 2018
Nov 2018 · 132
Another Memory
Latifah Nov 2018
listen to some sad songs
look at a couple of photos
remember the good times
and all the things that made you smile
wipe a few tears here and there
sleep an hour or a dozen
cry a little more
till there's no water
left in your body to offer
but remember
this is only temporary
and when you wake up
it'll just be another memory.
Nov 2018 · 719
Nothing Lasts Forever
Latifah Nov 2018
They'll come and go
you'll be hurt and you'll be okay
feelings will never stay
if you don't let them make a home of you
not the way you feel today
not the way you'll feel tomorrow
and certainly not the way you felt yesterday.
Nov 2018 · 349
You Don't Have to Hide
Latifah Nov 2018
you hide your feelings well behind your back
you costume them with a smile, sometimes a loud laugh
you let them think your heart's made of stone
but what happens when they grow
and they're so tall, so big
they're all over the place
and you're just this tiny figure
and then they consume you
you become your feelings
and they become you.
I'm good at hiding my feelings than explaining how I feel, I'm good at pretending everything's normal and okay and I don't need anyone to comfort me, but no one should have to hide, no one should be afraid to reach someone and to tell them what's going on. Please reach out no matter what you're feeling. I promise you'll feel better.
Nov 2018 · 827
Latifah Nov 2018
you were the pain and its killer
you were the venom and its cure
I'm dying with you
but I'm lifeless without you.
Nov 2018 · 276
I Can’t Get Rid of You
Latifah Nov 2018
I carved your face into my memory
Your smile
Your eyes
Your laugh
Your dimples
All the things
That once made me smile
Now make me cry.
Nov 2018 · 145
Go Away
Latifah Nov 2018
I try to dodge this feeling
But it keeps getting a hold of me
I write about it
I dance it off
I forget it exists
It just sits there
On my chest.
Nov 2018 · 596
It’s all in your head
Latifah Nov 2018
My father warned me of the monsters,
that live out in the world,
He called them strange looking strangers.

but he didn’t warn me of the monsters,
that live under my bed,
He just brushed it off with:
“Sweetheart, that’s all in your head”

so I learned to fight them on my own,
until I realized,
there is no battle to be won.
You can't win a battle against yourself.
Nov 2018 · 1.4k
Mind Over Heart
Latifah Nov 2018
I had every reason to stay,
and every reason to leave,
but I can never say,
it's easier this way.
They say time is the great healer, but do we really completely heal? or do some scars never fade?
Nov 2018 · 788
Latifah Nov 2018
I woke up with a dream I can’t shake,
I don’t understand why those dreams of you and me still appear,
We’re back together and never been happier,
But if that’s real,
If that’s true,
Then why was i miserable when I was with you?
Nov 2018 · 221
Some Friends
Latifah Nov 2018
some friends are not just friends,
some friends are a second family.

close to your heart
no matter how far
you don't see eye to eye but
you're always in each other's thoughts.

some friends are there as a reminder,
that you're not alone
even when your real family
is not there anymore.

some friends are more than just friends,
they're a shoulder to cry on
when your world is falling apart
and your heart is too heavy to carry.

some friends are just
a blessing in disguise
to help you survive.
Latifah Nov 2018
You’re fine
You just need some time
Not so well with pressure but who is?

Believe me
You have it in you
The courage to start anew

So get up
Wipe those fears
And make a difference.
I believe in you even if you don’t.
Nov 2018 · 419
A Shadow in Darkness
Latifah Nov 2018
when there's so much pain to bear
and you can barely walk
heaviness weighing down your heart

and then
you're so numb
you're so empty
you're so desperate
to feel
to fill
this hole

the hands that once suffocated you
look like help from heaven

and you'd hold them
you'd hang on to them

as if they were the last shred of hope
and you're so scared of letting go
frightened of not feeling anymore

you don't realize
you're only sinking
and lower
while they feed on your hunger
they're rising
and higher.
Nov 2018 · 1.1k
Last Year Me vs This Year Me
Latifah Nov 2018
I stared at my reflection in the mirror,
I grabbed her by the collar and screamed  “how could you!”,
“how could you do that to me, to you, to them!",
she stuttered while tears streamed down her face “I..I..I didn’t have a choice”,
“But you did”, I said “it was just easier not to choose wasn’t it?”,
she cleared her throat and said “you would’ve done the same if it was this time, this year, and again he was here”,
she shook my hands off of her and took control,
now I'm silent,
her voice raises,
“You would do the exact same mistake if you could, don’t pretend like time can erase it away, it’s you who’s been stuck, not me”,
She caressed my cheeks and mouthed  “let it go”,
now I'm in tears.
not really a poem, more of a conversation.
Nov 2018 · 314
Latifah Nov 2018
so colorful
so darkful
everywhere I go
no one can help me
but myself.
Nov 2018 · 1.1k
I Tried
Latifah Nov 2018
I tried so hard
not to cry
but I only ended up
crying harder
I promised myself this time
I'll only channel anger
but that's not who I am
I'll always be
as soft
as a feather
but very strong
but very tough.
Nov 2018 · 97
The Death of Me
Latifah Nov 2018
I dug up my grave
in your heart
the day i met you
for i knew
you’d be
the death of me.
Nov 2018 · 181
“It’s just a game”
Latifah Nov 2018
For years,
Suicide was my one and only friend,
He’d call me out to play everyday,
with knives, razors, and ropes,
He kisses my neck and says:
“Don’t be afraid, it’s just a game”,
and soon it shall be over,
all shall be gone,
pain, anger, and frustration,
when I finally shut my eyes.
Nov 2018 · 604
One Day
Latifah Nov 2018
It’ll hurt less
The pain of your absence
Will no longer linger
In familiar places
One day
I will be free.
Nov 2018 · 112
The Scariest Thing
Latifah Nov 2018
Loving you,
is by far,
the scariest thing,
I’ve ever done.
Latifah Nov 2018
Love me the old fashioned way,
        sneak a midnight kiss before you go away...

write me letters and
        I'll meet you half way...

we'll dance under the rain
        and forget about yesterday...

for all we have is forever
        and forever is today...
Nov 2018 · 225
King of Monsters
Latifah Nov 2018
and all along
I thought the monsters lived in my head
I never saw
you were their king.
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