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Jun 2017 · 530
The Way I Planned
Florence Maude Jun 2017
I guess that didn't go the way I planned.
Even with the wheelhouse fully manned,
Here I stand,
With my goal underachieved.

I guess that didn't go the way I planned.
Even with my feet on the land,
I feel like I'm only standing on a strand
Of the ideas I had before.

I guess that didn't go the way I planned.
Even now my dreams turn to sand,
And all seem so bland,
Compared to the rest things that have happened since.

Even though it didn't go the way I planned,
The results of the effort are still grand.
Sometimes you need for life to give you a hand
In changing your aims for something better.
:3 Guess who still can't write poetry? Oh well, I've gotten better at the very least.
Nov 2016 · 549
(Useless Quote)
Florence Maude Nov 2016
Sometimes you have to fall apart to fall back together
Nov 2016 · 848
Fools Gold
Florence Maude Nov 2016
They think I'm a mocking bird
-Singing a false song

They think I'm a siren
-Leading men to their doom

They think I'm fools gold
-Too good to be true

That is why I'm all alone
Sitting in silence at night
Because no one believes that a gold rush
Is any where in sight
Nov 2016 · 510
Florence Maude Nov 2016
Everything nowadays is so dark and dreary
That now it's becoming tough to see clearly
Bitter tongues clash as swords
Some in the name of the lord
Others in the name of what can't be restored

Everything nowadays is so miserable and bleak
That now our bonds of love are growing weak
Talking becomes an act on a tightrope
Some no longer know how to cope
Others no longer know how to hope
Nov 2016 · 535
The Cage
Florence Maude Nov 2016
I was set free
But not by a lock and a key
But by one little word
Just as I had always dreamed...

It's been so long since I could walk without the shackles
I'm finally happy...

I almost miss it.
Funny, I never thought I'd say that,
But it's true

Now that I'm finally out of the cage
I don't know what to do
Nov 2016 · 799
I am Clear
Florence Maude Nov 2016
I am water.
I mold to fit into your life
But you never really care for the flavor I add.

I am a chameleon.
I fade in and out of the existence you know and into another's.

I am clear.
I seem to be see through, but you never really know what's inside.
Not the best but oh well. I'll cook up better ones later
Florence Maude Nov 2016
I see you
On the other side
Of the glass.

At least...
That's what I think it is.

Though even if it is glass
Why don't you turn to look at me
As I scream your name
And try to break it.

I found
That there was glass
Just not where I thought it was.

And overtime
I found
That I wasn't the one who finally broke it.
It's been a while.
Jan 2016 · 2.1k
Florence Maude Jan 2016
I am a villainous heroine
Leaving my family brings me sweet sorrow
Marrying my kin’s murderer brings me miserable joy

I am a lucky wretch
Paris’s devotion gives me belittling flattery
Romeo’s adoration gives me obscured clarity

I am a guide lost
Society rejects this careless affection
My heart is open to this insensitive empathy

I am loved hatred
I am an accepted cast off
I am Juliet
Romeo and Juliet Perspective 3/3 (the easiest)
Jan 2016 · 573
The Key
Florence Maude Jan 2016
Her eyes a pool of liquid jewels
Drunken by only the most foolish of fools
Draw me in and weaken my legs
As if I’d devoured several kegs

Her smile that of an angel
The kind found in the old fables
Greets me warmly and welcomes me home
As if it’s the only one I’ve ever known

Her heart purer than gold
No matter how young or old
Loves me undoubtly and makes me lucky
As if I’ve won the grandest of lottery

How such a saint love a pilgrim such as me
Shall forever remain a mystery
Her voice lifts me from life’s misery
And shows me that all along she was the key
Romeo and Juliet Perspective Poem 2/3
Jan 2016 · 800
My Once Pride & Joy
Florence Maude Jan 2016
What kind of an ungrateful brat
Trades her family like a hat

After keeping her from harm
Making sure she is warm

She married our only foe
Bringing us such grave woe

My once pride and joy
Leaves us like a toy

All because of a son of Montague
Her time in this family is through
My teacher assigned me to write four poems describing Juliet Capulet from four character's perspectives. Can you guess who each is from?
Jan 2016 · 503
Florence Maude Jan 2016
Break me down bit by bit
See which foreign piece will fit
Hold me back with chains of ice
Notice how you didn't think twice
Of the unhumanity at hand  

Scatter my thought
Love me nought
Hold me back with iron grip
Notice the sides start to flip
As I begin to take a stand

You have hurt me so
In ways you'll never know
Held me back from the world
Notice how this unfurled
And how it didn't go as planned
I'm back! My latest soul searching adventure has less to the conclusion that 80% of my poems ****... So im writing better ones! All because I got inspired this morning at 2AM (joy). Hope you like it!
Nov 2015 · 688
Florence Maude Nov 2015
Don't look that way at me
We'll only be another tragedy

Like Juliet and Romeo
Like Monroe and DiMaggio
Like Princess Anne and her lover Joe

All will end with broken glass
Because we both know
That we won't last
Nov 2015 · 643
Florence Maude Nov 2015
Those were the best times
The old times
Where we never laughed & mourned in a sitting

Only sunshine
No rainfall
Till caught up the hurricane

It destroyed our ritual
We couldn't make new
For too few of us made it out in one piece

Now we've been broken
Set apart
So far that no glue can fix us

All thanks to that hurricane
That revealed our differences
And hid the similarities

All thanks to that hurricane
That snuffed out our link
And our light
Oct 2015 · 395
Florence Maude Oct 2015
The taste of bitterness in your mouth
While everything seems to go south
With no light in the dark
No hope should spark

But it does
And it feels like Christmas
Even with no light in this dark
Hope sparks
Oct 2015 · 1.2k
Florence Maude Oct 2015
As it consumes your mind
You tend to find
That the littlest of things
Become terrifying

It poisons your day
Blocks out the light
Controlling you in ways
You could never imagine
Best Wishes to the girl who I based "The Beautiful Cassandra" off of. She is currently having severe back surgery
Oct 2015 · 413
Nothing But
Florence Maude Oct 2015
We are nothing but sunset and dusk
As ageless as a newborn's laugh

We are nothing but history and moments
As forget-less as heroes in legend

We are nothing but ash and flame
As timeless as a dying man's last days
Inspired by Cassandra Clare's quote: "we are nothing but dust and shadows"
Sep 2015 · 450
Two Cents
Florence Maude Sep 2015
I've got a fire in my soul
Behind this sheet of ice
And if you think to mess with me
You better think twice

I've got heaven on my mind
With hell in my veins
And if you ask how that can be
Well we all make mistakes

I've got the face of a doll
With a cloak of innocence
And if you ask what's underneath
You'll just have to wait and see

I've got gardens in my heart
With thorns as my fences
And if you ask to be let in
Just don't is my two cents
Sep 2015 · 576
Please Don't Go
Florence Maude Sep 2015

After all this time
After all our struggles
After all these memories
After all these troubles

After 'I love you's
After all the tears
After all the victories
After all the fears

After all we have lost
I cannot lose you
Not after
Everyone else


I need you.
For my brother Julian, who is currently in a coma
Thousands of miles away
Sep 2015 · 716
Florence Maude Sep 2015
Some days
All that holds me is a thread
And there I stay dangling

Some days
The scissors close in
And nearly cut me down

Some days
I struggle to hold on
And sometimes I wish to slip
But I don't.

I hold on
To my little thread
As the scissors close in


But then I see a light at the end of the tunnel
It tells me to hold on
And it keeps my little thread away from the scissors

Though I'm stuck here
All alone
I've found something
To call home
Don't let the scissors snip your strings,
Don't let the non believers clip your wings
Aug 2015 · 897
Florence Maude Aug 2015
Maybe I could walk a tightrope
Even when the strings all broke
And maybe I wouldnt fall
And maybe I didn't have to lose it all

Maybe I didn't have to dive so deep
Deeper than six feet
Maybe then someone could hear my screams
Maybe this time someone will save me

Maybe I'll learn to escape
As everything escalates
Maybe I can save my self
For I can't see anyone else

Maybe I'll wake up anew
With the sky so blue
And all the grays I've ever known
Fading away
For the sunshine is here to stay

But for now I'll walk my tightrope
As all the other strings break
But I'll do whatever it takes
To walk my way
Aug 2015 · 528
Florence Maude Aug 2015
I feel the walls around me cavin' in
We're in the deep end with out favorite friends
And in the dark we like to play pretend
As we struggle to make amends

The water here is pourin' in
Our time as kings almost spent
It ticks away with every grain of sand
Maybe one day we'll find land

Now here we're drownin' with our crown
Fighting those who try to bring us down
They think that all we do is mess around
They only see us as little clowns

But what they don't know is they got another thing comin'
We've all brought our knives do you better start runnin'
We don't thirst for blood we only fight for the title
Sick of being taught you're our idol

So you better be on your guard
We know that this war is hard
But be careful for we're wild fires
Especially as our situation dires

One day all the marble will crumble
And the next ruler will rise from the rubble
But we know that it's okay
For today is not that day

We know eventually we'll be replaced
But we won't let that scare us away
They say all we have to do is sit and wait
We know that our end is near
But also that we ha nothing to fear
Jul 2015 · 1.5k
Silent Wild Cards
Florence Maude Jul 2015
Stay back
Don't get to close
The quietest of us
Fear the most

We fear
And fight our demons
While life passes by
But no one can hear a sound
No one sees enough to ask why

The prison of silence can be torture
Being here all alone
But for some of us it's a blessing
To not have someone asking if we're home

For me it's best to be kept away
So those around me don't hurt
For my heart is constructed of ice
But my mind is built of fire
Conflicting within me
Making my need for isolation more dire

Here in my kingdom of ice and fire
I am the queen
Ruling however I please
With a civil war on the horizon
Yet floating through time with ease

So you wonder why people ignore us
Well for some know all to well
That the quietest of us can be the most dangerous
The wild cards that can't be helped

But don't worry
Not all of us strike poison
So if you dare go greet them
Make sure to bring your knives
I worry this one is all over the place
Jul 2015 · 733
Smoke And Mirrors
Florence Maude Jul 2015
Is all you hear
In the dark silence
Of the night

You can feel their hot breath
Dancing on the back of your neck
And you turn and look behind you
To see nothing

You can smell the blood on their teeth
From their last ****
But your nose
Leads you no where

You reach out into the blackness
And feel nothing
But smoke and mirrors

You don't know where they are
What they are
Who they seem to be
Why they're after you
Or when they're coming to feast

All you can do
Is *wait

And wait
And wait
Until the beasts **strike
A little horror poem for you all

Or more like a metaphorical piece that is hard to crack
Jul 2015 · 553
Florence Maude Jul 2015
Remember when all the lights went out
And the snow drifted all over town
Remember when we let our hearts show off
And all that we had lost was found
Remember those moments
Where everything seemed
Like it could last

Maybe even though
Stars fall
We can all learn to
Stand tall
Maybe even though
Empires crumble
We can all last

Even when all the lights go
And silence is the only
When everything is new and cold
Maybe we can break our bonds
Maybe we can bend our molds
Maybe we can make this last
Inspiration struck and I had nothing  to do for once!
Jul 2015 · 416
Florence Maude Jul 2015
He looked into my eyes
And he said
Not yet do we have to be dead
And in that moment
I could have sworn that maybe
Just maybe
We could be forever

I told him
Nothing lasts forever
For forevers always turn into

He took his hand
And cupped my cheek
His eyes turned so mournful
Like he bared the kind of love that could make armies turn weak

Maybe we don't have to be forever then
He said
But maybe instead we can be infinite

In that moment I knew for sure
That in fact we may not be forever
But that maybe
Just maybe
That it was okay
Because as I kissed him I believed
That we truly were
Sorry guys, summer drama and had no computer for a while. Going to the beach Sunday so no computer access once more for the whole week. I'll try to post lots of poems tomorrow
Jul 2015 · 742
Missing Summer
Florence Maude Jul 2015
The summer sun
Kisses my skin
Perfect time
To be young again

No more worries
No more doubts
No more cages
No more pouts

And here I am
Drifting about
Thinking of
What happens next

Of how we'll meet again
If we'll stay friends
If I am wrong and you are right
And if my black soul is still comparable with your pure

And while I spend
My time contemplating
The summer slips away
Leaving me here wishing it would stay
Jun 2015 · 654
Heart Beat
Florence Maude Jun 2015
Isn't it so beautiful
To see something as simple as a heart beat
Come alive?

Not just the steady thumping
The thumping that keeps you alive
But something more

The quickening pace
As you heart enters this race
That occur as soon as you see your lover's face

The little flutters it emits
Right from your soul
Making those empty spots whole

Isn't it incredible how it goes to your smile
Your eyes
Your very mood

Oh don't you wish
With all your heart
That you can see it again soon
Jun 2015 · 1.4k
Imprisoned Actor
Florence Maude Jun 2015
Isn't it amazing
How smiles can be faked
How laughs can be plastic
How ****** expressions be unreal

Isn't it incredible
How good of actors
People can
And that no one can see

Isn't it sad
Being that person
Behind that mask
Longing for someone to see

But alas
You're all alone
And your screams
Only echo
Off the sides
Of your mask

You can't let someone in
You can't get out
You must stay
An imprisoned actor
Faking to the end
Jun 2015 · 4.4k
Florence Maude Jun 2015
How we can be born from love
And filled with such hate
I shall never know

I have learned
Over the years
Is that demons are real
Just not where you think they are

I've found some
Oh yes
I truly have
They're more terrible than your wildest dreams

Where did I find them?
Why the answer is simple
I found them inside of me
For the demons we fear
Are inside us
And they come out to play
When we're afriad
Jun 2015 · 376
Something More
Florence Maude Jun 2015
Maybe in this old town
That those hipsters have run into the ground
We can find
That we’re so much more

Maybe we can be
Better than those people
Trying so hard to find the money in the ground
Maybe we can find that we can be something more

Maybe we can see
How life is suppose to be
Instead of wandering around blind with hate
Maybe we can find that we can be something more

Maybe we are
Better off than those low life
Who care nothing of the world
And maybe then we can become something more
Jun 2015 · 591
To Bad, So Sad
Florence Maude Jun 2015
What if I could be
What ever I want to be
Without you coming and crushing my dreams

What if I was free
From your misery
Without you hurting me again

To bad
That I'm stuck in this town
All alone

So sad,
That I'm forced to suffer
And keep getting pushed around
Jun 2015 · 424
Because Of You
Florence Maude Jun 2015
There’s a hole
In my heart
And it’s shaped
Like you

There’s a wound
In my lungs
And It feels
Like your touch

Because of you
Everyday is weighed down
Like I’m a prisoner

Because of you
Insanity for me is just around the corner
Like I’m lost in the labyrinth of your eyes all over again

Because of you
I’m not my own
IK that I've used the first stanza or something VERY similar to it before but it goes better here tbh
Jun 2015 · 3.1k
Friday Night
Florence Maude Jun 2015
Sitting in the dark
All alone
Wondering who else is home

Oh how you wish to roam
Those city streets tonight
Just hanging out and picking fights

But all your friends are out with lovers
Hitting the scene with style
You don't bother finding others
You know they'll come back in a while

Being left behind never hurt so much
Never before wished I was in love
Jun 2015 · 1.9k
Stay Caged
Florence Maude Jun 2015
I'm trapped inside these walls
I'm tied down to these halls
I cannot leave
I cannot be free

I just want to run away
Oh how I wish I could stay
But I can't stay caged any longer

I just want to run and hide
From these monsters in the wild
Who knew I could be so afraid
Of being trapped in this prison I've made
Jun 2015 · 382
Your Words
Florence Maude Jun 2015
Your words fit together
Like a puzzle
Then their poison sinks in

Your words are
Twisting around my head
Making me wish there was an instead

Why can't you just leave me be
Why can't you just let me be free
We both know that there's nothing wrong with me
Jun 2015 · 538
Let Me In
Florence Maude Jun 2015
Just let me in
Past the walls
Of your perilous fortress
The barbed wires
The treacherous spires
Won't let me in unharmed

That doesn't mean though
That I'll walk away
Because I won't
I'll just have to suffer through the aches
The scrapes
The scars
And the breaks
From the seemingly endless spars

Just open up
If only to me
I just want to see

Just open up
You can be free
I just want to help thee
May 2015 · 484
Some Day
Florence Maude May 2015
Do you have that one person
Who always seems to know what to say
To make everything okay?

I sure hope so
And I hope that he never goes
Far far away

I know that he'll never be my foe
And he'll never leave me in tow
And that he'll help me when my spirit begins to fray

Oh how I can't wait to meet him
The one who keeps the monsters at bay
Some day
For my dear brother Julian
May 2015 · 543
When We Were Little
Florence Maude May 2015
I remember that when we were little
We use to jump on your couch
Our dads would hold us upside down
And we laughed until we couldn't stop

I remember that when we were young
We use to dream about the world
We'd try to make the impossible reality
And we'd love life as it is

Can you believe all that's happened?
As the years have gone by
Didn't it feel like magic
Playing under the sky with our minds going above

We had the world in our hands
Our heads with the stars
Our eyes in a fantasy
And the magic was still in our hearts

I remember two years back when life just couldn't keep up
We were zooming past the galaxy
Nothing could stop us
And we both knew that together we could rule the world

I still have the magic in my heart
And I carry the memories
And I love them
To this very day

It seems that you have lost the magic
That you gave away the memories
That you don't care what happened
That you don't remember to this day

Now we barely talk at all
Unless its to say thanks

Now you went back home to New York
You didn't say
May 2015 · 1.5k
One Day
Florence Maude May 2015
One day we'll out run the monsters,
One day we'll live without fear,
One day we won't have to keep running,
One day they'll all disappear
May 2015 · 356
Florence Maude May 2015
How can I
Stand up
When all you do
Is kick me down

How can I
When all you do
Is choke me

How can I
Learn to fly
When all you do
Is hold me down

How am I
Suppose to live like this?

Always drowning
Craving the light
Trying to break free with all my might

When all you do
Is kick me down
And I get pushed
To the ground

And I break
Once more

And I have to
Piece myself together
All over again
So you can break me again
Like china
May 2015 · 776
Humanityless Humans
Florence Maude May 2015
I don't know
How they
Can sleep at night
After hurting
One who is
And laughing
Because they did

I don't know
How I
Can sleep at night
After knowing
Such horrible
People exist
Because they do

I look around
And all I see
Is Humans
Without Humanity

How will we survive
Without hurting us all
May 2015 · 1.0k
You Think
Florence Maude May 2015
You can't
Tell me who I am
Because you don't see
The real me

You think I'm shy
When I'm not
I just don't want to show you
Who I am

You think I'm delicate
When I'm not
I just hide how much
I can endure

You think I'm angelic
When I'm not
I just don't show
My demons

You think I'm lying when I say
What you think I am is wrong
You just haven't met
The real me
You Think You Know Me
But You Don't
May 2015 · 965
Step Out Into The Light
Florence Maude May 2015
What if we could walk the world
After having shed our masks
What would people think of us
After they see us how we really are
Will they go into shock?
Will they wish that they had believed us?
We shall never know.

For we are to afraid
To step out into the light
In fear that someone would take it
Far far away
And that we'd have to search for it all over again
May 2015 · 15.2k
My Brother
Florence Maude May 2015
Just close your eyes my brother,
Unless the demons come near.

Love with all your heart my kin,
I'll make sure that you have nothing to fear.

And stay by my side my friend,
Never shall they hurt you as long as I'm here.
May 2015 · 1.9k
Florence Maude May 2015
I am
Only a shell
Of who I was

But when I look at him
Though I hate him

A spark ignites my soul
And my walls come crashing down
Though I've built them as high as they'll go
This impossibility becomes a reality
May 2015 · 1.2k
It Kills Me
Florence Maude May 2015
My Dear Marie
It kills me
That you can't see
Your worth
Your rarity
And your importance

My Dear Marie
It kills me
That you don't see how
You deserve only the best
You deserve to be happy
And that you deserve him

Because you do
May 2015 · 937
Pity The Perfect
Florence Maude May 2015
People think that perfection
Means you're the golden child
With everything going right in your life
With nothing crazy or wild

When they don't realize
How wrong they really are

Perfection is really
A mask
To hide

You can only see it if the mask is removed
That plastic mask
That somehow everyone is oblivious to

So pity the perfect
Tell them hello
And say that you'll never let them go
May 2015 · 812
This Boy
Florence Maude May 2015
There's this boy
Of course there is
This is how it starts

Your eyes meet
Something changes in his face
Something you just can't place
Something special and new

You say you don't deserve him
When you do more than you know

So dear Marie
Listen to me when I say
You  deserve to be happy
In every way
For my dear friend Marie
May 2015 · 3.0k
Our Fairytale
Florence Maude May 2015
In perfect harmony
You and me
Together like a rhyme

From the start
We've never been forced to part
For I was yours and you were mine

Even before we knew
I was in love with you
And you were in love with me too

This is our fairy tale
One that will never go old and frail
One that will always be true
May 2015 · 881
Little Wisp Of Hope
Florence Maude May 2015
Little wisp of hope
You're drifting away
And so soon

Little wisp of hope
I wish you would stay
And sing your little tune

Little wisp of hope
Why must you always leave in the end?
Without a farewell?

Little wisp of hope
Am I not allowed to have a forever real friend?
Instead only for a spell?

Little wisp of hope
Why must you torture me?

I almost wish
That you'd just leave me be.
Fictional character stuff again
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