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Feb 2022 · 176
sage Feb 2022
i don’t say anything
when my mother presents
the off-brand mouth wash.
after all, dad’s payday did just get changed to Monday.
i didn’t say anything
when my clothes came from Walmart
this Christmas.
after all, we did just move
and there’s bills to pay.
i won’t say anything
when eventually my mother asks for money from my first paycheck
for the groceries.
after all, I am a vegetarian
and my food costs more.
Feb 2022 · 41
sage Feb 2022
my heart and my head debate:
my heart,
to love well and enveloping
to write poetry about her eyes
to love every inch of her face
to memorize the curve of her lips
to know her as well
as i know myself

my head,
to hide her in the depths of my soul
to yearn for her silently
to only think when she can be mine alone
to envelop myself within the thought of her
and not her arms

for if i dare to love freely,
i will never be free again.
Sep 2021 · 287
J <3
sage Sep 2021
a love this intense
one of the most sought after things
it’s in the way you look at me
the way i say your name

to love is to fear
everything you may lose
but if you don’t try
you’ll never know
what you might gain
Mar 2019 · 298
sage Mar 2019
my heart aches when you touch me
and aches when you don't.
Feb 2019 · 383
sage Feb 2019
nothing changed except everything.
Feb 2019 · 216
sage Feb 2019
am i the only one who notices you're upset,
Or am i the only one you're upset at?
Feb 2019 · 230
sage Feb 2019
he was gone before he left
Feb 2019 · 7.4k
cold weather
sage Feb 2019
i adore cold weather.
But not for the fires,
Or the warmth of another person.
I find something beautiful about it,
And maybe even a bit lonely.
It reminds me of bittersweet loss,
And finding the strength to move on.
Feb 2019 · 304
your eyes
sage Feb 2019
When you look at me
Your eyes are dull.
they were once a vibrant, beautiful green.
But now they're faded and gone.
Feb 2019 · 1.3k
His words
sage Feb 2019
"you're quieter than usual lately."
"there's nothing to say."
Feb 2019 · 691
sage Feb 2019
are so lovely.
Maybe that's why they remind me of you.
Feb 2019 · 108
sage Feb 2019
Grazing my fingers across your chest is my favorite hobby.
Feb 2019 · 226
You once said
sage Feb 2019
Heros don't wear capes,
Or masks.
They wear dog tags.
And i smiled to myself,
Because you didn't need to wear dogtags
To be my hero.
You already were.
Feb 2019 · 363
I want
sage Feb 2019
to feel your skin.
I want
to feel your kiss on my neck
on my cheek
on my lips.
Feb 2019 · 496
you look at me
sage Feb 2019
the way you used to look at her.
and i finally feel like i deserve you.
Jan 2019 · 322
i only think of you
sage Jan 2019
when the sunlight reaches through the trees to feel my skin
And the wind runs its fingers through my hair.
Because on a day like that
Is when we first met.
And even though you're gone,
and i now adore cold weather,
we'll always have our sunny days.
Jan 2019 · 458
we always said
sage Jan 2019
no strings attached
but puppets aren't their own masters.
Jan 2019 · 153
sage Jan 2019
it seems the side of you I've never seen before
Wants me the most
Dec 2018 · 648
sage Dec 2018
your fingertips may never graze my skin
But they have already touched my soul
you know I'm yours, don't you?
Dec 2018 · 145
sage Dec 2018
"my lips feel lonely."

-him, 3AM
Dec 2018 · 238
sage Dec 2018
whispering words in the darkness of night under a soft red blanket,
I've never felt so alive at four in the morning.
staring at our ceilings miles away,
But still feeling like we're the only ones in the world at this moment.
i feel so close to someone so far
And yet i still can't bring myself
To admit i want you more than i can express.
Dec 2018 · 135
sage Dec 2018
your thumb, lifting up my chin
your gaze piercing me.
and for once,
i look at you too.
and that's all the confirmation you need
to press your lips to mine.
Dec 2018 · 184
sage Dec 2018
you wonder why i barely look you in the eye.
It's because, if i do,
I know we'll end up entangled in each other again.
Because eyes can't hide the truth,
And the truth is,
I love you.
his eyes are beautiful.
Dec 2018 · 1.4k
blond and blue✦
sage Dec 2018
Beware the boys
With dyed blond hair
blue eyes
and beautiful music

*      ·   
   ✦                      . ˚   
                                                          ✦      · .
  ·     . .   *    *  . * .         ·
trust me darling
That handsome smirk
May have told you
   ✦                 . ˚   
                        ✦      · .
  *    *  . * .    
he wanted all of you
  *   ✺ ˚ ⊹             ✵      ˚ +    . .        ˚    ✷ ·  .   .       · *     ⊹   . ⋆ ˚
But it turns out
He only meant your skin
*   ✺ ˚ ⊹  
        ✵     ˚ +    . .        ˚   ✷ ·  . .       · *      ⊹   . ⋆ ˚
Nov 2018 · 143
alone or lonely?
sage Nov 2018
I asked you
What you thought
the worst way to die is
And you said
I should have told you
That being alone
And being lonely
Are very different things.
Nov 2018 · 1.2k
sage Nov 2018
Hearts break
when people change
but feelings stay the same.
Nov 2018 · 338
sage Nov 2018
eyes are the window to the soul, they say.
but to a narcissist
they're just a mirror
Nov 2018 · 218
sage Nov 2018
you're just a couple years older
but a couple is something we'll never be.
i wonder where your life will take you.
Nov 2018 · 208
sage Nov 2018
It's a terrifying power,
Realizing you have complete control over ending your life.
Sep 2018 · 131
Rock Bottom
sage Sep 2018
when you're at rock bottom
And you think
That there is nothing left
look up.
Jul 2018 · 161
What if...
sage Jul 2018
If you ever have to think back
and wonder
''What if?''
Go back.

Every "what if,"
is an opportunity
Waiting to happen.

And darling, it's waiting for you.
Apr 2018 · 120
sage Apr 2018
how beautiful
you are.
after all,
Mar 2018 · 543
Poetry Made Me Say It
sage Mar 2018
We were alone in the dark,
your fingers tapped the keys on my laptop,
and then they stopped.
You asked, "What is this?"
I glance over, and my breath caught in my throat.
"That's Hello Poetry."
I let you scroll through my words,
and soon your eyes filled with tears,
when you read my poems of love.
You asked who she was,
and you say if she means this much to you,
She must be amazing.
I looked at you,
and I whispered,
"Yeah. You really are amazing.
sage Mar 2018
What a terrible mess we are now.
You love me,
but i love her,
and she loves you.

What happens now that we're all so broken?
Because i feel like dying,
She's so happy that she's flying,
And you're sitting back,
watching us,
and smiling.
Mar 2018 · 119
sage Mar 2018
She is the kind of girl you never
wash off
once you love her you wear her
like your own skin.

Every day you will leave her,
but every day you will return.
Because you could never give her up,
even when you do.

And I hope you realize just how rare she was.
And I hope you still think about her from time to time,
with a mixture of regret and nostalgia.

She has wild eyes, bright and mysterious,
She carried an overload of compassion that was real enough,
And which obviously cost her something.

She was worth it, you know.
But she’s not going to chase you.

A girl like that moves at her own pace.
She was restless, sort of like the ocean.
She still got very high and very low in life.  
But she has finally accepted the fact
that sensitive is just how she was made,

that she doesn’t have to hide it,
and she doesn’t have to fix it.
She was restless, sort of like the ocean.
Even when she is calm,
there were waves breaking somewhere inside of her.
Feb 2018 · 104
sage Feb 2018
all you want
but when you're done
make sure you never cry
for the same reason
ever again.
Feb 2018 · 151
sage Feb 2018
"Nobody the dead man; Nobody the living
Nobody's giving up; Nobody is just giving
Nobody hears me; Just Nobody cares,
Nobody fears me, but Nobody just stares
Nobody belongs to me; Nobody remains
Nobody knows nothing
All that remains are remains"
A poem from The novel series Beautiful Creatures.
Feb 2018 · 206
To my therapist:
sage Feb 2018
When I tell you
that I feel less like a person,
and more like a problem,
Your eyes squint up,
and all I see is the pity in them.
I say I'm sorry,
because if my feelings
can't be handled by you,
then I'm more ruined than I thought.
You also said that at the age of thirteen,
I hold much more on my shoulders
than I could ever begin to bear.
Maybe that's true,
but I've come this far,
and I don't plan on giving up.
I'm not quite sure what exactly this poem is about. I just started typing, and here we are.
Feb 2018 · 959
sage Feb 2018
Whoever said,
"Time heals all wounds,"
has never been in love.

Or watched as someone you held so dear
walked away from you in fear.
Not in fear of you,
but in fear of being loved by you.

They've never felt someone's hand in theirs,
and realized they'd do anything to protect that person.
And true heartbreak is knowing they don't feel the same.
Feb 2018 · 190
sage Feb 2018
Sometimes my memories of you
sneak out of my eyes
and roll down my cheeks.
sage Feb 2018
She told me something today.
She told me that my world does not revolve around her.
She said that I should not care if she ended her life.
But my world does revolve around her.
if she ended her life I would take my own,
because I love her.
I love her.
And her heart is covered in battle wounds,
And you can see the stitches from the last heartbreak,
But I know I can sew it back together,
And I can promise I won't leave a scar.
She means everything to me.
I love you, I won't hurt you, can't you see?
Yes. You told me you did.
Then why are you so afraid of loving me?
Feb 2018 · 558
If I Could
sage Feb 2018
This is what I would tell her if I could:

I promise to love you forever,
and even if everything around you crumbles,
I promise you,
I will never.

I love your flaws,
They do not define you.
I accept the scars you've made on your body,
but I despise anyone who tries to hurt you.

And god, you're beautiful.
You truly take my breath away.
I am your guard, I'll always protect you.

I'll embrace you during the bad,
I'll still hold you during the good.
I love every part of you,
And I would tell you if I could.
Dec 2017 · 160
sage Dec 2017
I believe there is power in being scared.
You do not have power
because you are not scared,

You have power
because you carried on,
despite the fear.
Dec 2017 · 166
Leather Jacket
sage Dec 2017
It was a freezing night,
I could see my breath in the air,
I sighed and shivered,
and you leaned over and stroked my hair.

You asked if I wanted your jacket,
it was too big, even for you,
I shook my head,
and you smiled because you knew I was lying.

You wrapped around me,
it was warm and soft,
I still remember the feeling,
it can never be worn off.

The jacket was your father's,
the man you barely knew,
16 years,
and all He had was this jacket and you.

And when I had to take the jacket off,
I sighed and handed it to you,
And all the moments afterward,
were the loneliest I'd ever known.
this is barely even a poem, but I can never forget that leather jacket.
Dec 2017 · 163
And I saw
sage Dec 2017
It was a simple smile
given on a simple afternoon
just a memory now
but for me,
it slowed the spinning earth,
just long enough
for me to see him
Dec 2017 · 176
sage Dec 2017
You are a star
you can burn bright on dark nights,
but be gone in an instant.
Because once you use all your energy,
you start to collapse.
you implode on yourself,
because you had no way to keep fighting,
once you started to dim.
Dec 2017 · 233
Hold On Move On
sage Dec 2017
Maybe I am the type of person,
that holds onto things too tight.
I cannot release my grip,
even if it no longer feels right.

Although it gave me blisters,
and my fingers  may still ache,
I think that maybe,
holding on is worth the pain it takes.

I think that losing in things,
I lose a part of myself too.
That I would become someone
my heart no longer knew.

Then one day something happened,
I dropped what I once held dear,
my heart became heavier,
and maybe full of fear.

But I no longer have to cling to people
who no longer make me smile,
or do something I've come to hate,
because it isn't worth my while.

— The End —