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2.6k · Feb 2018
Overwhelmed
DancingEntWrites Feb 2018
I get embarrassed when you read my poems
And you know they're about you.
I get shy and nervous and scared you'll run away.
I don't have the words to say
How much I love you
But I try when I write to you
Things I think you'll never read
And then you see them and my head spins.

Is it too much? Can you love someone too much?
Is my love intimidating? Probably.
There's a lot of it to give.
But if it's intimidating to you then maybe
You don't deserve it.
Maybe

Are you overwhelmed by your love for me, too?
Never have I loved someone with my whole heart before you.

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone!
1.6k · Sep 2018
Love me
DancingEntWrites Sep 2018
You tell me you love me
And I want to believe
But how could this be
When everything I do to help you
Seems to punish me?
I'll never be good enough.
I've known this my whole life.
But I thought maybe that changed
The day you made me your wife.
But I'm still alone.
Sitting in an empty house
Waiting for you to come home.
Let's see what we shout about now.

Our love has been broken
And I want to mend it
But every time I try
We just both get defensive.
I'm at a loss
I really don't know what to do.
How can I show you my love
When you don't even want me to?
My heart hurts daily
And I dont share it anymore.
I see the light in your eyes die
As soon as you walk through the door.

If it's me that's stolen your shine
Please tell me
You are the brightest of all the stars
And no one deserves to take that.
Have I been trying too hard?
And I've just made it worse.
I dont want to watch our love fade
Or roll away in a hearse.
I need us to be us again,
For the sake of being in love.
But how do we do that
When we fight so hard to be unloved?
I'm going through a tough time, emotionally.
DancingEntWrites Jul 2018
In these days of
Feeling like we are wrong..
Wrong for having feelings
Emotions
We are told that we must always

BE HAPPY

Get a good job
Wife
Husband
Life
Kids
House
Car
Truck
And let's not forget all those toys we have to have in our kitchens, living rooms, and attached garages.
The latest game
The biggest TV
And anything that is the latest generation of Samsung or Apple

If you have all of these things, it is guaranteed: you will be happy.

But here is the FLAW.

You aren't happy because you dont have all of the things society says that you should have to be happy.
Once you get these things, society just replaces all of these things with new things.
Newer games
Bigger TV's
And of course!
The latest generation of anything Apple or Samsung
So what is the point of striving for all of these things when it is never going to be enough?
Something will always be better than what you have.

Unless you choose for it not to be.

You have the decision before you to be HAPPY.
Enjoy what you have.
The right game
The right TV
Apples in the fridge and *** is Samsung?

Once you stop worrying about being what society wants to be and be who you want to be

Isn't that happy?
Rantinnnggg
1.0k · Feb 2018
Dad
DancingEntWrites Feb 2018
Dad
You left before I arrived
So I lay awake at night
Missing a man
I've never met
Daddy issues like everyone else.
911 · Sep 2019
Tonight
DancingEntWrites Sep 2019
We spent the night
Interrupting our kisses with laughter
And looking into each other's eyes
Too afraid to tell the other
What we desperately wanted to hear
697 · Oct 2018
Sorry (AHaiku)
DancingEntWrites Oct 2018
You force yourself to
Love me and I'm sorry that
You're trapped in marriage
Sorry
606 · Nov 2018
Remember
DancingEntWrites Nov 2018
Whatever I wish that you would do
I will do to you
That way you feel my love
And maybe you'll show it too
We've got this.
591 · Feb 2018
Busy
DancingEntWrites Feb 2018
I have been told
"It's not who you think about at 2:00 AM
When you're lonely
It's who you think about at 2:00 PM
When you're busy"
But I think about you constantly
even when you're next to me
and I wonder how it is I got so lucky
for you to be this in love with me
Lucky in love. I'm kind of a sap.
591 · Mar 2018
Warmth
DancingEntWrites Mar 2018
I can feel it
The warmth of your fingers
Filling the chill
Of the crevices between my own
Wrapping around the back of my hand
Your palm embracing mine
Like I've never known
"Perpetually cold"
I often excuse
But now I know they've just been sleeping
Waiting for the warmth of real love
To wake them up.
Thank you for showing me how to accept the fire that is touching you, just with a grasp of my hand.
550 · Mar 2018
This Kind of Love
DancingEntWrites Mar 2018
I've never known this kind of love before
Hand holding in the grocery store
Smiles across the way while you're working
Not getting angry at your snores
Laughing during ***
No pressure
Ever
Dreaming of seeing sunrises with you
Staying up to see the sunsets
Not caring about punctuality
(Okay maybe a little)
Wanting to be with you at 3:00 in the afternoon
Drinking coffee staring at the ocean
Thinking any date was the best date
Truly being happy
I've never known this kind of love before
I'm writing a lot about love... I've got good inspiration
524 · May 2018
Pieces (A Haiku)
DancingEntWrites May 2018
You picked up pieces
Everyone else smashed, and you
Filled the gaps with you.
You put all my broken pieces back together and made my heart bigger adding yourself.
516 · Jun 2018
A Haiku
DancingEntWrites Jun 2018
You say you love me
But I still just feel empty
So what do I do?
498 · Apr 2018
He's the One
DancingEntWrites Apr 2018
He's the one
That kisses my fingers
From base to tip
As if nothing so fine has ever met his lips
He's the one
That holds me at night
While he snores in my ear
And it's the sweetest thing I'll ever hear
He's the one
That stays up late
Talking about his dreams
And it's enough to make me burst at the seams
He's the one
I'll spend every day with
And still find myself missing
All his loving and his kissing
He's the one
I'm going to marry
And we'll spend the rest of our lives
Giggling
Laughing
Loving
Holding
Dreaming
Sighing
Crying
And falling in love all over
He's the One
Future Mrs. Something.
480 · Feb 2018
Let Me Go (A Haiku)
DancingEntWrites Feb 2018
Begging you, let go
Don't write, don't text, don't call me
I've moved on, happy
I'm sorry you're still in love and I'm sorry that you're hurting. But I have to do what's good for me and I'm the happiest I've ever been in my entire life and I'm not letting go of that feeling, ever.
476 · Mar 2018
You Are
DancingEntWrites Mar 2018
You are beautiful, He says
And the truth lingers in his eyes
You are wonderful, He says
And this man tells no lies
You are amazing, He says
And it's enough to make you cry
You are my world, He says
And I will always love you
Until the day I die
Just some things my boyfriend has said and the way they make me feel
455 · Oct 2018
Untitled
DancingEntWrites Oct 2018
I used to write about love
But it feels like we let the magic die
Because all you do is apologize
And all I do is cry
Nevermind we live our lives in fear
Of the thoughts inside our heads
We hold on to love so near
With a quick peck before bed.
Where did we go wrong, my love?
Why did we let it go?
All I ever imagined for us
Was love that would endlessly grow.
But now I'm awake and you are not
Because I cannot quiet the fears
That the love you once had for me
Is gone before we reach one year.
You'll read this and tell me I'm wrong
And maybe you'll be a little right
But if I'm all wrong
Then tell me
Why is it we always fight?
You know I'm not good for you
You say you're not good for me
And no matter how hard the other fights
We are both inclined to disagree
Walls we let each other tear down
We have now built back stronger
I just cant see how you want to stick around
I'll be amazed if you stay any longer.
My love for you will never cease
But I understand if you want to leave
Because being with me is never easy
And I've been told love should be a breeze.
I do not know how I'll go on
But I know I'll find a way
Because if you leave me for a better love
I'll know you're happy at the end of the day.
I'm never good enough. It's my own fault.
447 · Feb 2018
Pinky Promises (A Haiku)
DancingEntWrites Feb 2018
Pinky-promises
Of forever love are my
Favorite night cap
A haiku from work thoughts today.
445 · Feb 2018
Vacation
DancingEntWrites Feb 2018
Your eyes are the same green-blue of the ocean.
Your smile, as warm and bright as the sun.
Your laugh as welcome as the crash of the waves.
Your hands the sand caressing my body
        as I lay in your bed.
You are my getaway
And I never want to leave.
Do you ever feel like there's a person that is your home? Like the one you want to go to when the world is crazy. They're your home. They're your getaway. They're your happy place, your comfort space.
444 · Jul 2018
You Ask Me Who You Are
DancingEntWrites Jul 2018
You ask me who you are
and I am left speechless
Because words will never describe
The you that I see.

You are someone who asks questions
You boldly go where no man has gone
You are a person who stands up for the right
But keep an open mind about what that may be.

You love with all your heart
but you still keep it guarded
You have a laugh that fills a room
Because it is boisterous and beautiful.

You feel deeply and stronger
than anyone I have ever known
Yet you still have the ability
to help others when they need you.

You are human
but the most extraordinary.
You don't pretend or strive to be perfect.
You are you.

And though you have not accepted it yet:

You are beautiful
You are wonderful
You have a soul that glows brighter than the sun
You are hilarious
You are loving
You are kind
You are smart
You are selfless
You are beyond loved

But the thing above everything else that you won't let yourself see...

                                     YOU ARE IMPORTANT
Some people need the reminder. Especially that person I love more than anything.
444 · Jun 2018
All for You (A Haiku)
DancingEntWrites Jun 2018
You love me more when
I'm happy so I'll fake it
Just to see you smile
440 · Mar 2018
I wish I could Italicize
DancingEntWrites Mar 2018
You used to look at me like that
he whispered, as he stared at her
beaming at her new love
I never looked at you like this
She thought, as she saw him longing for her
Wanting to be embraced by her love again
My ex said I used to look at him the way I look at my boyfriend. But I never used to look at him that way because I've never felt what I feel now.
430 · Feb 2018
Visions
DancingEntWrites Feb 2018
I have visions of me
Standing in a sun beam
In one of your cabled sweaters
Too big for me
But thick, warm, white, and comfy
On a deck we built
To add to our dream home
There's a field of tall grass
Behind me, and it stretches for miles
My hair is soft brown and long
Blowing in the gentle morning breeze
You bring me a cup of coffee
Still wearing that same beanie
You've been wearing since I've known you
Your broad smile takes up your whole face
Disappearing only when you reach for a kiss
And there it is returned
You wrap an arm around me from behind
And we stand there
Sipping coffee and enjoying the stillness of us
I daydream about this constantly. It's an outward perspective. And all I can see is a couple that loves each other more than anything.
422 · Jul 2019
It's Been a While
DancingEntWrites Jul 2019
I will love you,
And I will love you hard
And deep.
And pure.

I will smile at you
With all of my love
When you laugh,
When you sing,
When you dance,
When you're kind.

And especially when you smile and cover your mouth when you're being shy.
But I know I will just look back with fond memories. At some point we will part ways, and any love that is was or will be between the two of us will become those memories we cherish well into our greys.
400 · Dec 2018
Self Love
DancingEntWrites Dec 2018
Maybe she got tired
Of waiting for you to love her
So she went off and found someone
That wouldn't let her stay down
Self looooove. Shes the someone.
380 · Feb 2018
When I was a Little Girl
DancingEntWrites Feb 2018
When I was a little girl
poems had to rhyme
they had to follow a certain pace
like a song follows time

But now, as I grow older
I'm finding that poetry tells a story
My story, yours, hers, his
Poetry... tells. someone's. story.

When I was a little girl
a good poem
meant it moved you
.
but
.
I struggled to find the words
that made me sound fancy
and smart

When I was a little girl
poetry was a form of art
but I didn't understand it,
I just wanted to write

Now I hope to encourage little girls
to just write what they feel
because somewhere out there
someone feels the same way
and they'll be happy you put it down
they'll be glad to know they aren't alone

and you'll know you aren't alone either
I'm starting to doubt free-writing my poems. Are they really poems? Guess I'm still trapped by the beliefs I had when I was a little girl.
I also hope people read this in the voice I wrote it in. I struggle with that, still.
346 · Jun 2018
I Used to Be Happy
DancingEntWrites Jun 2018
I've never acknowledged my depression
And as soon as I do
BOOM
It's here
I want to die
But I dont really
I just want to stop hurting
And sometimes I just want to feel something
And right now it is both
My heart hurts and my body feels numb
Theres a pit in my stomach that cant be filled up
I feel like I'm void
Of everything but sadness
Like I'm a black hole for happiness
I used to be "happy"
But now I know it was just a mask
Because everything was buried
And now it's on the surface
And I just want it gone again
I want to pretend like I dont care that I dont have friends
I want to go back to when nothing phased me
I thrived on stress and I didnt go crazy
I was used to abuse so I was never really me
I had created my own alternate reality
One without **** and drugs and alcoholism
One where I didnt stand up and I just took the hate and criticism
One where I was sad all the time
But I was so busy pretending to be "happy"
That I didn't notice.
I'm grateful to be at a point where I can feel like I'm myself. But I'm also terrified because so many things are coming to the surface and I'm afraid you're going to run and hide. I dont want to lose you but I keep pushing you away and one day you're gonna say "I'm done" and that's it. My biggest fear will be realized ten-fold because I'll be without you and I'll die sad and alone.
DancingEntWrites Dec 2018
We only see each other
Through pixels on a screen
But the way you live your life
Makes me want to scream

Once beautiful and pure
You've given into drugs
And now your arms are too thin
To give out your famous hugs

Eyes glossed in every picture
It's enough to break your heart
Your smile and your aura
Were once a work of art

And I know that you are struggling
It's something we all do
I hope someday you reach out
And stop destroying you.
Old friends die hard.
339 · Apr 2018
Before You
DancingEntWrites Apr 2018
I don't remember my life before you.
I don't know if I really knew how to breathe
before you walked in and took my breath away.
I don't know if I knew how to walk
before I learned to walk to the beat of your heart.
And it may sound cheesy
yes, it may be cliché
but I don't know if I knew how to talk
without your name being every word that falls from my lips.
Not being able to function without a person
labels another being "dysfunctional"
But, baby, that's how I was before you.
waking up every day
in a fog
you've cleared up.
never knowing where I was going
just through the motions
and now those motions lead me to you
at the end of every day
and I have something to look forward to
that isn't just another way to shut out the world
I have LOVE.
And I don't remember my life before you.
Just thinking this morning..
335 · Apr 2018
Mirrors Lie
DancingEntWrites Apr 2018
You know I've found that mirrors lie
when they tell you bad things
Mine tells me every day
that I'll never amount to anything.
It tells me my nose is too big
to pull of this piercing that I have
My eyes are too close together
And if you split my face in half
there is no better side
because they're equally ugly and flawed
I can picture my mirror telling me this
and leaning back to guffaw

But he's just a liar
and I've come to realize that now
because it's all the good reasons
my face would stand out in a crowd.
330 · Nov 2018
Missing
DancingEntWrites Nov 2018
I miss the love we used to share
Like autumn winds wisping the leaves
making me feel at home
325 · Mar 2018
Missing You
DancingEntWrites Mar 2018
Coming home to you
Does not keep me from missing
You throughout the day
It's seriously getting harder to say goodbye.
DancingEntWrites Mar 2018
There's a cat living in my head
and he's redecorating.
Clawing at the sides of my skull,
tearing down the wall paper that was there.
But he doesn't seem fond of putting up something new,
just wants to leave the gouges so the pain can seep through.

He doesn't travel far.
To the back and then the front again,
but he never strays to the left.
He hugs the right wall of my head
like he'll die if he tries to leave
Just digging new trenches as he goes

When he feels really inspired
he gets a hammer and
BANG
BANG
BANG
new places that throb and throb for hours
never leaving me at peace
but he's happy with what he's created

I've been told there's a piece of metal I can get
to lock him out, keep him out, and throw away the key
some people say it worked for them and I'm just hoping
that it also works for me
I get migraines a lot. It *****. I have one right now and I'm also sick with a sinus thing so I'm just miserable
283 · Apr 2018
Little Moments
DancingEntWrites Apr 2018
Writing with my left hand
Because my right arm is asleep
Your head rests on my shoulder
And I lay here while you dream
I cannot make a move to ease
The tingles in my fingertips
So I silently count my blessings
And touch your forehead to my lips
He's asleep on me still and I couldn't be happier or luckier
283 · Mar 2018
Sleep
DancingEntWrites Mar 2018
Play with my hair
as I fall asleep in your lap
to the sound of your voice
telling me how great our future will be
Really want this right now
278 · Feb 2018
My Decision
DancingEntWrites Feb 2018
You have a decision to make

The voices keep echoing
Nagging
Clawing
Shouting

You have a decision to make

Her voice says it first
Then yours
Then mine

You have a decision to make

But I’ve already made it
I just need to let myself
Know
I was at a point where I had to choose between someone I had loved for years and someone I had loved for minutes. It was stressful, but not hard. Because from the first day I knew what I was going to do, but I hid it from myself. I finally allowed myself to acknowledge my decision, and I've never been so happy.
255 · Jun 2018
Lied (A Haiku)
DancingEntWrites Jun 2018
And it's so hard to
believe him 'cause everyone
Else before him lied
246 · Feb 2018
Watching Over Me
DancingEntWrites Feb 2018
I like to think
That you're still watching over me
This year, on the three year anniversary
Of your death
You sent me someone to fall in love with.
I met the man I'm in love with on the three year anniversary of my dad's death.
246 · Nov 2018
I need an answer
DancingEntWrites Nov 2018
Why do you only
remember you love me when
you yell me to tears?
244 · Dec 2018
Emotionally Malnourished
DancingEntWrites Dec 2018
You "raise your voice" until I cry
And then a little more
The man i couldnt live without
Has walked right out the door
You've been replaced by a man of hate
And i dont know what to do
To try to feel loved anymore
What am I even doing? It hurts. It hurts so much I cant breathe sometimes. That's why I walk away. I have to calm down, but I also have to breathe.
DancingEntWrites Mar 2018
Your breath
Fills my heart
With happiness

I'm just lying here listening
To it enter and leave your chest
Fantasizing about the days we have
The days we have to look forward to
The future that I want to build with you

You inspire me in so many ways
To love you better, harder, fuller
To rise to my potential every day
With every snore my heart flutters

You're a twitcher, too
Which makes me giggle
I often wonder what you're dreaming about
If we are hiking and you have tripped
If Bones has crawled under your legs
If Tucker has jumped on you again
If your brother has tackled you to wrestle
If you just dropped the weights at the gym

And I'm writing this now as you sleep
My arm tingling, about to join you
But I can't snooze
Thinking about the luck I have come upon
To be buried under the weight of your arm
As you're hogging the bed
Not realizing, just trying to get close to me

Lucky to have someone so in love
My arm is legitimately falling asleep. My pinky is tingling.
239 · Mar 2018
Fire (A Haiku)
DancingEntWrites Mar 2018
Set the world on fire
So we can build a new one
Together, for us.
237 · Apr 2018
One
DancingEntWrites Apr 2018
One
They say it's the loneliest number
But how can that be true?
I feel lonely here
And there's 50 other people in the room.
You see there's this monster
and he's got his claws around my head
He doesn't guide me or yell at me
He just tells me I'd be better off dead.
Who would really notice?
Would anyone really care?
Yeah they'd sit around a vigil.
Yeah they'd say a little prayer.
But who would really notice the empty spot
here in the room
When there's 50 other people
and the only one missing is you?
Depression is a *****.
227 · Mar 2018
An Acrostic About My Love
DancingEntWrites Mar 2018
My whole life
I've never met someone who
Can love the way that
He can.
All that searching
Everywhere and
Love found me, unexpectedly.
Thought of this on the car ride home. I like acrostic poems. :)
225 · May 2018
Sure You Might Be Sad
DancingEntWrites May 2018
But think about the freedom
You won't have to listen to me bicker
You won't have to deal with me getting upset
about every. tiny. thing.

Sure you might be sad,
but just imagine how much easier life would be
not having to impress me
not having to do things for me
not having to be my only support

Sure you might be sad,
but think about how much lighter
your shoulders will be without my burdens
just feel them all lift, and never return

Sure you might be sad,
but some day you'll realize your life is better
some day you'll move on and you'll forget me
just think about the freedom.
Totally didn't cry while writing this
223 · Aug 2018
I am
DancingEntWrites Aug 2018
I am angry
I am hurt
I am sad
I am lost
I am looking
I am hungry
I am annoyed
I am tired
I am crying
I am shouting
I am vulnerable
But most importantly
I am loved
223 · Mar 2018
Foote
DancingEntWrites Mar 2018
You rub my feet when I'm sad
To show me you love me
Even though I hate them being touched
And I let you
Because I know what you're doing
And it brings me comfort
220 · Feb 2018
Today.
DancingEntWrites Feb 2018
Hello, Poetry.

I hope today finds you well
and the light of the world has shone on you.
I hope today you save a new soul,
or some new soul saves you.

I hope today you see the world
as beautiful as it sees you.
I hope today someone is moved
enough to embrace you
and your love.

I hope today brings you no sorrow.
I hope today only brings you joy
and smiles.
I hope today you are not taken
for granted.

I hope today
you are shown you are loved.
I hope today you realize that
you are beautiful
and kind.

I hope today you realize why
that special someone has you on their mind.
I hope today you see yourself
as the world sees you.
I hope today you remember your name,
Poetry,
and you wear it proud
with your
head
held
high.
215 · Jul 2019
Said No
DancingEntWrites Jul 2019
You coulda just said no
Instead of leaving me in limbo.
If you're too scared, say it.
I'll make sure I leave the door closed.
Dating is dumb
214 · Feb 2018
Thirsty
DancingEntWrites Feb 2018
He is water
and she is always p a r c h e d
Though her cup runs over
with just one touch
she knows she will NEVER
get
enough
Ever not able to get enough of someone? Yeah, that's this.
202 · Mar 2018
Sensitivity
DancingEntWrites Mar 2018
I get sensitive sometimes
and I don't know how to explain it
one interruption can break my heart
and make me not want to speak again
a story of a past love fills me with dread
and I wonder if thoughts of her still dance in your head
I often think, in these sensitive times
that I'm not enough
for you
for work
for school
but most especially for you
and it makes me want to cry
it scares me and has me thinking of my mother
she got like this sometimes too
but she never addressed it and never asked for help
she didn't ask her love for patients
and he left her
so please be patient with me
as I figure out why and how
to deal with all this sensitivity
Please know that I love you and I'm not trying to hurt you
Please know that I'm hurting, myself
and I don't know how to fix it
Please help me find the staples and glue
to put myself back together
so that I can better love you
Sometimes I get really sad for no reason and then take it out on the one person who is always there for me. It isn't fair, I'm aware of that. I don't do it on purpose, or maliciously. It's just what I'm used to and I'm learning to break the cycle.
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