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abby Apr 2019
I know we haven’t met yet
but I know that when we do
it’ll feel like we’ve known each other
all our lives

We’ll both love the same music
and have karaoke sessions in our cars
and dance parties in our kitchen
We’ll go on long drives and long walks
because we love the adventure
We’ll spend time learning how to cook
each other’s favourite foods
We’ll cry watching the sappy movies
because we can both be a little sensitive
We’ll always make an effort to
engage in each other’s passions
and support each other’s dreams
We’ll spend time with each other’s family
and make friends with each other’s friends
We’ll spend weekends sleeping in
because we love to be lazy
We’ll always remind ourselves to
show the other our love and appreciation
We won’t take each other for granted

We’ll love one another for better or worse
for richer or for poor
in sickness and in health
till death do us part

And until then,
I’ll be here
abby Feb 2019
we walk around with
heavy loads on our backs
and weights in our hearts
threatening our collapse
at any moment

it wasn't always like this
at one point in time
we were free, we were pure
navigating the world
through rose-tinted glasses

somewhere along the way
we stumbled upon someone
or something
that cracked our spirit
and left us with scars

the scars never left
no amount of time
was enough to heal
and in the end
we can either let them
make us scared and angry
at the world, at life
unwilling to try again

or we can persist
though the pain
if we fall we can get back up
we can learn to bloom
in the midst of struggle
we can learn how to live
with the traumas
we can learn
how to be
invincible
everyone's going through something
abby Jan 2019
I’ve lived my life
believing that I could fix anything
and more importantly,
anyone
My life has been surrounded
with troubled people
with troubling situations
and a need for healing
A need for someone like me
who would be there no matter what
holding their hand through the darkness
until they got out
onto the other side

But for some reason,
something broke inside of you
something changed
and I’m slowly realizing
that I cannot fix it
Maybe there’s a difference between
being broken
and being so shattered
that I can’t even recognize you long enough
to understand what went wrong
or how we ended up here
and I’ll be stupid enough to hold on to you
hoping day after day
that I can still fix it
until the shattered pieces of your being
seep into my soul
and slowly shatter me
too
We’re all broken
abby Jul 2018
you convinced me
to fall for you
and then you
watched me
hit the ground
abby Apr 2018
How ironic it is
to want something so bad
that the moment you have a chance at it
it suddenly doesn’t mean half as much

It’s as if your purpose
stemmed from your yearning
and all you had to do was have it in reach
for everything to fall in place

So what do you do when
everything is still in pieces
The thing you were dreaming about
ends up different than your fantasies

You end up so focused on the finish line
that you don’t realize
that the path you neglected on the way
might make you happier

Maybe that’s the way we are
Constantly chasing after the next thing
to keep our hearts pumping double speed
Instead of finding the satisfaction
in stability

Or maybe this is me
getting exactly what I asked for
and realizing that I never wanted it
in the first place

Maybe I’m finally realizing
that I’m better off without you
That I can make myself happier
than you ever could
than you ever will
Maybe this is me learning to let go
abby Mar 2018
I’ve been holding on
just to see if maybe
you’d pull me out
on the other side
But I’m not strong
and I can’t hold up
my limp body
I can feel my hands
slipping off the edge
I’m falling now
I can feel the pain as
I wait to hit the ground
as I watch the light
turn to darkness
You watch me
You let me
This is me giving up the fight
abby Mar 2018
How can you say you love yourself
but still go around
hurting others
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