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Claire Trafton Aug 2014
He is the sun and the moon,
a cycle of hope and light
fading into elluminated night.
Every day,
"we cannot be."

His day lights the possibility,
touching, dreaming, not forsaken.
But during the night we're awakened.
"we cannot be."

The sun is warm and bright,
forcing the darknesss into retreat.
The moon's shadows signals our defeat.
"we cannot be."

The day for me to leave is coming,
and more time is spent with the moon.
The sun no more, no time to swoon.
"we cannont be."

He is the sun and the moon,
oil and water, never mixing.
Two elements beyond coexisting.
"to be."

He is my sun and my moon,
my inconceivable truth.
Claire Trafton Aug 2013
Me without you is incomplete, like the tide without its moon.
My thoughts gravitate to you, through every sunrise and sunset.
I dream of you, of what isn't there, like a fading hallucination.
I go through all the memories, from when you loved me to when you left me.
Did you ever feel how you said you did?

I still feel you in my weakened heart, only just beating.
Your letters read the extensive time that has passed within its weathering ink.
I used to see you every day, now I haven't seen your face for a year.
Your whispers of love and promise reach my ear as an empty echo.
Do you still think about me?

I can feel the pain of your goodbye, diminishing my hope and reason.
I'm scared to hold onto you forever, but scared to let you go for good.
Without you is an unimaginable craving for love,
I'm just trying to care for what you chose to leave behind.
How are you?

I miss you. I miss you like the stars miss the night.
It's as though you had died and left me behind.
Love will never be the same, I gave you my all.
Without you I am alone, broken and drifting along.
Claire Trafton Apr 2013
I won’t get too close to you.

I can only give you so much,
It’s dark inside my heart,
And I don’t dare reveal a word.
I fear the consequences,
I’m scared.
Scared to love for the first time.

Take a look at me now.

You wouldn’t remember me, I’m all spread out.
And I never would have been this way,
If you hadn’t left me lonely.
That day when you stopped isn’t over
And I don’t think the pain ever will.

You have been such a gentleman.

You have seen some tears and pain.
But I still can’t let it happen.
I’m sure it never will,
It’s not your fault, it’s mine and his.
But I’m about to reach my limit
And I’m anxious for your reaction.

You never truly left.

There’s a place in me where you still linger.
Where your voice leaks through the cracks in my heart,
Your smile patiently waits for a kiss,
And your fingertips forever rest in my hands.
The worst is my idle love for you:
It can’t act; it can only hold on to what isn’t there.

You’ve given me more than I deserve.

Tonight I need you… and tomorrow,
But that’s all it will be, never more.
Part of me is never going to be ready
And another part doesn’t want to let go.
Through hurting myself I am hurting you.
Yet I won’t let you in.

I can’t help but to dwell.

You are only an idea now, and maybe you always were.
Something so **** beautiful
Can’t end with such sadness.
But I don’t think imagination
Can splinter a girl’s heart to scraps.
But I don’t think imagination
Can torture nightly dreams.

You are the same.

Perfectly you, matchless,
Unlike any other.
And part of me will always be yours.
But everything does come to an end,
No matter the beauty or ugliness.
And that’s where my history repeats.

I can’t count the mistakes.

I’m sorry for making you decide.
I’m sorry for the conflictions.
I’m sorry for the change in you.
I’m sorry for the pain.
I’m sorry.
For everything I ever caused.
Claire Trafton Mar 2013
I know that I’ve been tempting fate and playing with fire.
But I don’t know what I am doing.
What am I doing?
I am so lost without you.
Like sailors without their Northern Star.
Forgive me.
Forgive me.

Without you, everything is up in the air.
And what am I supposed to do with air?
This air isn’t breathable.
It doesn’t fill up the hot air balloon.
I don’t know how to.
Forgive me.
Forgive me.

And I am keeping them a secret.
I don’t know if you’ll ever know.
But it always has a way of getting out.
Just like a magnetic pull,
I can’t seem to stop.
Forgive me.
Forgive me.

There’s a hole in our ice heart.
And I am digging it deeper.
It will never look the same nor heal.
How will you look at me?
Like a piece of tarnished treasure?
Forgive me.
Forgive me.

As I play with fire and tempt with fate,
I realize it will be the end of me.
Upon seeing you, I won’t live.
Like a fatal and trespassing guilt.
I’m begging you.
Dear God, please.

Forgive me.
Forgive me.
Claire Trafton Feb 2013
I wish I could capture the stars.
At least in a photo,
but I'd really like them in a jar,
emulating fireflies.

How powerful I'd feel,
knowing that I had a bit of sky,
the same sky everyone stood under,
the same sky everyone wished upon,
when seeing one of these stars fly.

My little piece of universe would remind me
how small I really am.
But they would also remind me,
how connected we are,
and of the insane beauty of simplicity.

I wish I could capture the stars.
But now I realize the sadness.
My jar of stars would outlive me.
My everlasting fireflies.
Claire Trafton Dec 2012
I miss you the most at night,
longing to hold you tight.
To feel the warmth of your skin,
to hear that heartbeat from within.

I miss you the most at night,
the taste of your kiss just out of sight.
A loving whisper in my ear,
that which I nevermore hear.

I miss you the most at night,
just as I will tonight.
The loneliness you left is cold,
due to the love I couldn't hold.
Claire Trafton Dec 2012
And I remember your eyes were so bright,
when I first met you, so in love that night.
And now I can't move on,
because we danced to all our songs
up to midnight all alone.

Started crying while I was sleeping,
waking up and reaching out to a bed
as empty as the heart inside my chest.
I don't know how to be something you miss,
I never thought we'd have a last kiss.

You make me weep and wanna die,
just when you said we'd try.
You're tearin' me apart, every, every day.
I can't get these memories out of my mind.

Counting back words to when you said goodbye.
This is what "I don't love you" feels like,
And I feel the pain like it's new.
I can't get over it; I just can't put out this love.
There's no one that comes close to you,
could ever take your place.

I'm about to lose my mind,
you've been gone for so long.
I'm running out of time.
I am damaged at best,
like you've already figured out.

I'm falling apart, I'm barely breathing,
with a broken heart that's still beating.
What do you do when you look in the mirror
and staring at you is why he's not here?

I still see your reflection inside of my eyes.
The pieces of my heart are missing you,
the face I came to know is missing too.
Perhaps the worst is that I ever let you go.

I will go down with this ship.
And I will make sure to keep my distance,
say "I love you" when you're not listening.
Because I'd rather pretend
that I'll still be there at the end.
This poem was made out of song lyrics. In no particular order: White Flag: Dido, The Writer: Ellie Goulding, Christina Perri: Distance, I Won't Go Home Without You: Maroon 5, Avril Lavigne: When You’re Gone, I Hate Myself for Losing You: Kelly Clarkson, Broken: Lifehouse, I Need a Doctor: Dr. Dre, Only You Can Love Me This Way: Keith Urban, Come Wake Me Up: Rascal Flatts, Red Light: David Nail, Watching Airplanes: Gary Allan, Madness: Muse, Lovin’ Touchin’ Squeezin’: Journey, Last Kiss: Taylor Swift, You Promised: Brantley Gilbert, Picture on the Dashboard: Brantley Gilbert, Beautiful Goodbye: Maroon 5, Under the Bridge: Red Hot Chili Peppers.
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