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2d · 49
Peter's Bar
Before he left
He sowed his shadow to her arm
So she would have trouble forgetting
His childish charm
The 3rd man to her right stayed until morning
4d · 56
Salt Sadness
She wept
Because the cut had opened
And she knew
she would have the strength
To stitch it up again
But she was tired
And each time it hurt a little more
Nov 8 · 412
Day Drops
Persephone Nov 8
The sun sat on her chest
Reminding her that she could be okay
If she cried
And let the clouds fade away
Oct 13 · 1.2k
The Devil's Artist
Persephone Oct 13
Her life was full of the sins she designed
Forgetting about others
Drowning in pleasure
Questioning life
Were just a few of her many crimes
Sep 19 · 310
Forbidden Fruit
Persephone Sep 19
She knew it was an apple
But she longed for a pomegranate
For then she could stay with him
And not feel ashamed
Sep 8 · 454
Beauty in the Book
Persephone Sep 8
She sat high up in an oak tree
Surrounded by a forest filled with mossy greens,
busy birds, and meandering creeks
But at the moment that world was of little importance
For in another she was battling thieves, sailing the nineteen seas, and becoming a queen
Persephone Sep 5
Lovers who should of been friends
Friends who should have been lovers
Lovers with only one left
And the strangers that stared
But never met
The not so happily ever after relationships
Sep 2 · 770
Emotional Bonding
Persephone Sep 2
I hope you are good friends with your emotions
That they are cherished and loved
Because once you make a habit of hiding them away
They stop coming around
Persephone Aug 31
When she begged her heart not to find another lover
It went and cheated on her anyways
All she wanted was a bit of beating room
Aug 30 · 225
Tattooed Buffoon
Persephone Aug 30
She came across him on a Sunday afternoon
Lying in a lawn chair with a margarita smile
He said hello in the form of a question
And from there the stories kept soaring
Three hours snapped by
Filled with 3am drunken breakfast burritos, society's marriage scam, two crashed SUV's, and his Denver style
Slipping to an end when the sun decided sleep
Exchanging numbers was the end
For she did not hear from him again
Aug 16 · 187
A Check-the-box Affair
Persephone Aug 16
He was there
Had a cute smile,
a house, a car,
And time or two to spare
Told her she was perfect
Kind of showed he cared
Friends told them they looked happy together
Texted her now and then
Passion happened once in a while in bed
The kind of romance she thought she wanted
Believing she could shape him into a wonderful man
Aug 12 · 481
Jar of Hearts
Persephone Aug 12
Most collected stamps, spoons, rocks, and books
Whimsey little things
But she loved collecting lovers
Aug 9 · 209
Jane broke the Box
Persephone Aug 9
Do not dare bury me in a box to rot
Plant me in a garden
Where roots can grow in my veins
Or wash me into the sea
And let my lungs fill with her waters
Let fire immortalize me
And watch my ashes leap into the stars
But a box
Ohh no
That was never meant for me
Jul 21 · 80
Wayward Drifter
Persephone Jul 21
She drove off in the middle of June
South or West it was her road to choose
Campfire hopping around Minnesota
And drinking through North Dakota
Learning few names but always leaving her tune
Collecting trinkets and a couple a tattoos
Rarely sleeping but always dreaming
Living the life of a wayward drifter
Jul 21 · 412
The Fractured Friendship
Persephone Jul 21
If you wanted something to break I could have handed you a vase
Persephone Jul 14
His mischief was contagious
So when she saw the gleam in his eye that predicted deviltry
She stuck to him like glue
And prayed that she would get washed away with storm
Persephone Jul 2
She would hand out pieces of herself to those she found friendly
But when a person she thought she could love stumbled on through
She gathered everything she was and put it in their lap
Until one day the person she loved let her drop to the floor
Now when it comes to those she thinks she can love
She hesitates on handing them one tiny crumb
Persephone Jun 17
She convinced herself she was in love with the idea of love
And then forgot about him
May 20 · 380
Free Heart
Persephone May 20
She cried until her heart fell out of her chest
And she walked past it leaving it on the floor
For she did not want it back
Persephone May 6
She drowned herself in books
Exploring worlds that helped her breathe
Mar 25 · 141
Dusty Libraries
Persephone Mar 25
When the world ceased worshipping masterpieces
the universe became slight.
Bodies became sizes
No longer sculptures to be awed by.
Knowledge crumbled to dread
Once weapons ready for war.
Temples now bone-bare structures
No longer canvases singing our history.
Trees torn to concrete
Once infinite discoveries enticing us to play.
Gods lost to the monsters in our mind
No longer master artists holding all secrets.
Mar 1 · 521
Crushing Conversations
Persephone Mar 1
Silver words trickled from his lips
And settled on her sleeve
Where her heart was resting
Dec 2020 · 563
She Seas Him
Persephone Dec 2020
She lured him in with her laughter
And sang away his doubts
Capturing his heart with winks and witty decelerations  
He wore her kisses like his crown
She kept his sweaters like treasures
He breathed her in and forgot how to scowl
She praised the way he felt
And when she finally finished her spell
The siren realized she had drowned as well
Dec 2020 · 458
Sparking my Imagination
Persephone Dec 2020
Gazing at my lamp
I wonder why my lightbulb can't shine just as bright
Jul 2020 · 248
My Half Written Poem
Persephone Jul 2020
Once upon
There was a
Whos name was
That lived in a
Who went to
And always
It was going
Until
Then
When

End
May 2020 · 487
Written Devotion
Persephone May 2020
When ink is worshiped
The stories rise
From our minds,
their lives,
and the demised.
Mar 2020 · 464
The Truthful Tragedy
Persephone Mar 2020
the Wasp
was disguised as
the Butterfly
Feb 2020 · 365
Wilderness of Mirrors
Persephone Feb 2020
When thoughts of perfection invade our minds
We picture roses, water, and sunshine
All pieces infused with beauty and wonder
No words have they uttered
Their presence never questioned
And yet they are looked at with overwhelming affection

But when our gazes are turned towards our reflection
Those thoughts have already vanished
Replaced by too much or too little
too quiet or too loud
Concepts that cut to our inside
And morph our outside

Ideas that should never have grown in our eyes
For we were sculpted with the same knife
As trees, mountains, and skies
LOVE THY SELF
Nov 2019 · 1.1k
Empty Sculpture
Persephone Nov 2019
I clipped and prodded
Gazing in the mirror
I chiseled and I cracked
Twisting into the wanted woman
I painted and scratched
Thinking only of perfection
I snipped and I whacked
Until there was nothing left
Aug 2019 · 1.4k
Adrenaline's Romance
Persephone Aug 2019
Bodies caress in a whirlwind dance
Dusty nicotine plumes pack the atmosphere
Alcohol drips into the vein
Stories converge into none
Worship of the ages has begun
Jul 2019 · 2.0k
Dustless Faith
Persephone Jul 2019
Her wings fell away
And she descended into the willow
Screaming for her laughter
And wishing for her hope
She warped into a free fall
Crashing into heartless branches
Grasping for a helpful hand
Engulfed in wordless fear
Forgetting to believe in herself
Mar 2019 · 794
Nature's Remedy
Persephone Mar 2019
Come to the meadow and the midnight flowers will steal your woes
Follow the river and the water will welcome your winding wearies
Glance up at the sun and the birds will soar your fears
Dance through the trees and the leaves will whisper away your tears
Spring into the ocean and the tide will sooth your mind
Dig in the ground and the soil will root out your weeded nerves
Wander into the world and mother nature will hug you mighty tight
Feb 2019 · 743
Broken Eyes
Persephone Feb 2019
And as drops of blue drip down her cheeks
Bearing the weight of a deeper loss
She notices a hidden reflection within them
That she, herself, forgot to love
Jan 2019 · 1.5k
Spiders Lie
Persephone Jan 2019
The best lies are those webbed through truth
Spun with mockery and delight
They climb slowly up your mind
Unrecognized
And when the truth is insight
You are already wrapped in silk
Staring at fright and Death's bite
Dec 2018 · 1.0k
A Letter from the Night Sky
Persephone Dec 2018
Dear Child,
When you howl at the moon
Roaring about lost loves and broken parts
About the stories that ended in shatters  
And a scissor snipped life  
Know that I hear you
And that I am always here for you

When you glance at my stars
And wish a wish that resides so dearly within your heart
Know that every whispered wish has been delivered
And someday soon it will be answered

When you notice the darkness between the light
The one that seems to mirror your screeching fright
And reflect your own life
Know I will soon fade
And that the day always comes after the night
With Love,
Your Night Sky
Persephone Oct 2018
Where did my feelings flutter too?
The ones that make my body sparkle
And pound my chest with joy
The ones that spew anger and shout rage
The ones that throw tears at my eyes
And sooth relief into my veins
The ones that turn my thoughts into dreams
And my dreams into life
The ones that left me ohh so unlonely
Why did they go?
Sep 2018 · 624
Laws of the Illegal Ladies
Persephone Sep 2018
Turn their fate into fear
Dabble in the arts trickery
Shout out those who shout at others
And never leave your heart with another
Persephone Sep 2018
It will protect you from my demons and me from my dreams.
It grasps at hollow beauty and piercing lustful eyes.
It guards me from the outside through wire disfiguration
And laughs at their ohh so horrid haunting humor.
It stabs through my back the ones who want me closer
And chants a hundred times for sleepless nights and seventy two nightmare perfections.
But you see this is all just for me
So no one can steal the light that threatens to turn itself free
The one that is dimming through my very own thievery
For when I put on the mask
It stops me from being me.
We all have one
Sep 2018 · 1.8k
A Loveless Love Tale
Persephone Sep 2018
She lets you hug goodbye
And squeeze the happiness from her mind
For she knows,
you won't be back at all
To see the love run out in tears,
To glance at the wished-for-death nights
And scream-less screams of grief.

She lets you kiss her neck,
And leave your sorrows in her heart
for she is aware,
You won't be there to notice
the pounding thoughts of never enough
Or the way the circles under her eyes
are the only smiles she gives

She lets you stride away
And never glimpse back
For she can tell,
You were looking for a different love
One thats wrapped in loveless beauty
And lets lust sleep in the bedside
She lets him leave her heart
For she believes,
Another love for her will come to be
Wrapped in passion, chocolate, kisses, and a love she deserves
Aug 2018 · 615
The Magical World of Far
Persephone Aug 2018
Standing on top the waters edge
I dream of lands too far
Of wishful castles dripping with knowledge
And flying fairy contraptions that wing across glimmering oceans
I wander about looming buildings sculpted by giants
And stars that ponder them from above
I hope for twisting tales connected to dragons
And dandelion dancers beckoning you to love
I imagine rain cloud laughter
And a time where the impossible believes in us
I breathe for the days that this land will come
And if I am ohh so lucky it might welcome me home
Aug 2018 · 690
Drops of Wander
Persephone Aug 2018
Wander into my mind.
I dare you.
You can go left into the north where the pool of mayhem swims.
Or up into the undergrowth known for the drawings of the mad man.
Choose to drift sideways and discover you will the drips of knowledge from the domain of hell.
Or take a chance over that way in my very own misfit lane.  
If you are lucky to locate the memory tree knock six times and she will welcome you if only I deem you worthy.
Jul 2018 · 2.6k
A Fable from the Universe
Persephone Jul 2018
Three Kings of Four
Sat on their Crown of Gold
Seeping with Blood and Bone
Chanting the Way of the World
Laughing through Darkness and Shadow
Worshiping Chaos speckled with Sorrow
Tearing the Spirit from the Soul
Jun 2018 · 569
Older the Age
Persephone Jun 2018
We old up
Our hair runs out of vibrant colored ink
Minds unwind forgetting the time
Skin loosens falling off in memories
Fingers twist into crumbled stone
Feet stiffen to the decaying ground
Hearts slow their rhythms descending into sleep
Jun 2018 · 619
Sane to the Insanity
Persephone Jun 2018
They tell me the fires are not real
That the sparks sprinkling my veins does not exist
That I am just imagining the insanity in my own world
They reprimand the way I stare as I glare into the devils eyes
As I demand the devil to stop shouting my sins and the ways I have lied
They scream with "it is all in your head" as smoke rolls from their eyes
All I want to roar back is that they can't shout sanity into insanity
But I can't
And with that I glance down looking at the way hell opens up and snatches me into the ground
Maybe we should believe the unbelievable
Jun 2018 · 517
Screen Heroes
Persephone Jun 2018
They flash across the screen in red, blue, and white suits
Moving like spiders, robots, gods, and soldiers
Wielding destruction charged hammers, capes, shields, and swords

A lifestyle filled with dreams and living
One with the power of winning
And a spec of losing
Until the day they turned to dust
Ashes to ashes they all fall down
May 2018 · 2.1k
River of Mirrors
Persephone May 2018
And I wonder, "Am I just the glimmer in the river reflecting someone else's light?"
I'm to much like other people that I don't even know how much of me is me anymore.
May 2018 · 472
Glances of Love
Persephone May 2018
When he glances at you
                                         do you notice fire raging passion in his eyes?
Do you see a  calming rainstorms
                                                    or a sturdy mountain to rest your mind?
Do you glimpse a castle of wonder
                                                             or knights of protection?
Do you spy a galaxy of love
                                                 or a promise for time?
Do you see anything in your man's eyes?
May 2018 · 548
Pain's Mood-Swings
Persephone May 2018
In November, the thought of pain cripples me to tears
In June, I am  an invincible goddess
On Mondays, I can withstand the **** of a  warriors blade
On Thursdays, I flinch at the slightest needle *****
At midnight, I’ll survive the fires of hell
At noon, I crumble at one touch
May 2018 · 452
Death Wins in the End
Persephone May 2018
It's the grandest defeat of them all
She kisses your lips
And releases your soul
Snatching it from the home you’ve only known
For only a wish and cent
She will carry you to the dark world down below
She’ll be your only guide past rivers of screaming spirits
And the three headed hound who guards the kingdom of hell
Through these glooming gates
She will depart

And you will face the judges of fate
They will screech at the life you thought poured with everlasting innocence
And from the three realms they will decide your final resting place
But my dear, be warned, for this will not be the end
Persephone May 2018
Why do you live like you are one step out of your soul?
Like if you take one mistaken breath you will forget your own home?
Why do you walk with a sword already in your side?
Like someone is constantly suffocating you from behind?
Why do you watch with twitching eyes as the world is dancing by?
Like a screen is always screaming in your mind?
Why do you shrivel in your own skin?
Like you think you will have plenty to choose from when life gives you time?
Why do you care about so many whys?
Like it all matters to those who will never be you?
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