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Apr 2015 · 393
beginnings
GracefulWords Apr 2015
a new day
a fresh start
sunshine’s ray
bittersweet; ****
Apr 2015 · 359
wind- haiku
GracefulWords Apr 2015
a feather-like touch
brings the scent of rain then goes
whispering away
Feb 2015 · 313
meaning of a year
GracefulWords Feb 2015
a circuit of the planets
a measurement of time
a chance to start anew
another crumpled, used calendar
*the time since I've seen you
Jan 2015 · 446
Cry of the Crowd
GracefulWords Jan 2015
The clamor of attention
The cry of the crowd
This is what she wanted
Her dream, her hope, her song

The only thing that felt 'right'
Was her future as a star
But now she's finally here
And realizing she was wrong
Dec 2014 · 817
Knocking
GracefulWords Dec 2014
Fear knocks
And I reason
It away

Grudges knock
And they're gone
Within a day

Doubt knocks
But it I
Will allay

Monotony knocks
From the path
I'll stray

Pressure knocks
But that I
Can delay

You knock-
And insist
You'll stay
Dec 2014 · 898
Arrowhead
GracefulWords Dec 2014
A
Poem
Is just a
Jumbled mix
Of words, shaped
And shifted according
To the writer's every whim-
Lovely, gray, unexpected, cliche,
Harsh, crisp, ragged, soft, or pointed
As an
Arrowhead
Dec 2014 · 421
sit and wonder
GracefulWords Dec 2014
Sometimes I sit here
and
wonder about you.

Have you come near?
Or
Have you gone away?

Do you look in the mirror
And
See how you've changed?

Are your memories clear
Or
Can you not picture me?

When you're quiet, do I appear
In
Your thoughts like you do in mine?

Am I as great a fear
To
You as you are to me?
Dec 2014 · 375
Poetry
GracefulWords Dec 2014
What is poetry?

A rhyme,
A thought,
A word?

What is poetry?

Emotions
Otherwise
Unheard?

What is poetry?

Beautiful
Rhythms,
Unblurred?

What is poetry?

Wrath
Someone's
Incurred?

What is poetry?

Letters
Like a
Bird?

What is poetry?

Thoughts
Mixed,
Whirred?

What is poetry?

Pure
Emotions,
Savored?

What is poetry?
Dec 2014 · 423
Bubble
GracefulWords Dec 2014
This bubble has me trapped,
                      Suffocating, wrapped
In a blanket of fury-              
                Just let me be free
Dec 2014 · 261
Real (10 Words)
GracefulWords Dec 2014
Is it acting
Or is it real?
I don't know
Dec 2014 · 852
Cub (Haiku)
GracefulWords Dec 2014
The cub crawls into
The cave’s mouth, into the world
Joy of existence
One quick note here: I use a site called oneword.com, which gives you- surprise- one word, and you then have a minute to write about it. Good way to relieve writer's (or poet's) block, and I'd suggest you all try it. Today's word was cub.
Dec 2014 · 318
(10 Words)
GracefulWords Dec 2014
Life doesn't stay the same
Always changing up the game
Nov 2014 · 571
Flurry
GracefulWords Nov 2014
Twirling
Swirling

Ringing
Singing

Falling
Calling

Twisting
Mis­ting

The flakes float gently
Beautiful, wild, free

On breath of wind
Cannot be pinned

Twirling
Swirling

Ringing
Singing

Falling
Calling

Twis­ting
Misting

A blanket of white
Settled soft and light

Over the land
Like grains of sand

Twirling
Swirling

Ringing
Singing

Falling
Calling

Twisti­ng
Misting
Nov 2014 · 287
Untitled
GracefulWords Nov 2014
The words flow
Smoothly
Onto my paper
Flying
Into existence
Out of
Nowhere

The words slow
Eventually
The world of
thinking
Closing itself
Going
Elsewhere
Nov 2014 · 336
A Plea
GracefulWords Nov 2014
Everything I do
Is a scream for attention,
A call for validation,
A plea for someone to notice

I don't want to be told 'shoo'
Please just listen
Tell me I'm not invisible
Tell me I've done well

That's all I need- for you
To care and to say
That I matter, to give
Me congratulations

So I'm selfish- yeah, what's new?
Nov 2014 · 491
Sorting
GracefulWords Nov 2014
Looking through old belongings,
Knicks, knacks, and other things.

A paper she wrote three years past,
Ticket to a show from summer before last.
A wallet containing five dollars and some,
An old, slightly mushy piece of gum.
Blue ribbon from the first-grade Field Day-
The picture taken when a friend came to stay.

Some things just have to be tossed;
Others are treasures that she'd lost.

Sorting through her childhood,
She sees she's grown... for ill or for good.
Nov 2014 · 605
An Hourglass
GracefulWords Nov 2014
Sometimes, it seems
Time drags on
And on and
On and
On
Slowly
Then slips
Away like water
Through your hands
Nov 2014 · 530
Endless Night
GracefulWords Nov 2014
I lack inspiration
Yet am still here, trying to write
With a strange peaceful sensation
Gazing into endless night
Nov 2014 · 259
Untitled
GracefulWords Nov 2014
Memories:
Beautiful,
Tearful,
Bittersweet

A
Reminder
That
Everyt­hing
Is
Different

You
Have
Grown,
Things
Have
Changed

People
Ha­ve
Moved
On;
You've
Left
Some
Behind

And
It
Hurts
Nov 2014 · 550
The Piano Girl
GracefulWords Nov 2014
White keys, accented with black
Dark wood, polished to a shine
Cover rolled away and back
Perfectly tuned, sound so fine

She sits at the piano
And starts to play-
Perfectly
Nov 2014 · 256
Winter
GracefulWords Nov 2014
Winter is coming
Creeping in, ever closer
Time for me to run
Nov 2014 · 1.3k
Voices
GracefulWords Nov 2014
Hear the voices
So many choices

Which would you like?
Here comes the strike
The joker, the depressed, the one who dreams?
Split personality? So it seems
Maybe you'd like to hear
They're getting closer- so near!
The one who's quiet, likes school, is neat
Time to go out; voices to greet
Or the bubbly, popular one
Quick, run
Perhaps the one with snarky comments
Use common sense
Oh, wait, you don't have a say
Go far away
In what invades your mind
Dark, cruel, or kind

Hear the voices
*But there's no choices
Nov 2014 · 162
Untitled
GracefulWords Nov 2014
She hates you
And it's tearing
her apart
Nov 2014 · 253
Maybe It's You
GracefulWords Nov 2014
It feels different; everything's changed
Something that was once normal
Is now a stretch, a pain
An answer that used to flow easily
Seems strangled and in vain

What shifted? What's new?
It seems likely it's me

(But maybe it's you)
Nov 2014 · 239
Same Act, Same Line
GracefulWords Nov 2014
She just wants them
To notice,
But when they ask
She's 'fine'

She's screaming but
Keeps going
The same act, the
Same line
Nov 2014 · 590
DARKNESS
GracefulWords Nov 2014
The girl feels the darkness
Closely
Creeping

She stands, afraid,
Crying
Weeping

She smiles, she laughs,
And it
Abates

But it's not over- the
Darkness
Waits

When the lights grow
Dim
Again

The failed dreams, the wishes, the sorrow
Come
In

And then all that she
Can
Do

Is wait, and survive, endure-
Stay
True
Nov 2014 · 463
Attention
GracefulWords Nov 2014
She wants nothing more than
Attention,
Just a single sign, a
Mention

That someone, somewhere,
Understands-
And maybe they'll be her set of helping
Hands
Nov 2014 · 242
(Until the End)
GracefulWords Nov 2014
Best friends
(Well, until the end)

One I could trust
You listened
We laughed
We cried
It didn't matter; just together

Friendship to rust
We fought
You yelled
I stepped back
And felt light as a feather

Every time
I'd come back;
You were my
Only true friend
I shouldn't let you go

If I had a dime
For every sharp
Word we'd thrown
I'd be rich
Worth it? No

Then you disappeared
I was
suddenly free
But alone
Me, isolated

I changed and feared,
Made different
Friends
Who helped me
But it was fated

You came back
I was
Thrilled-
Time erases pain
Through and through

You tried to fill in your tracks
Left behind
But other friends
Were already there
No space for you

Best friends
(Well, until the end)
Nov 2014 · 349
Untitled
GracefulWords Nov 2014
Funny,
Loud, and
Laughing-
He's happy

Perky,
Cheerful, and
Giggly-
She's sappy

Thoughtful,
Quiet, and
Deep-
This one's smart

Creative,
Inventive, and
Colorful-
She likes art

He listens
She glistens

He plays a sport
She's on Mock Court

Every
One
Is
Some
One,
Plays
The
Part-

Enjoys
It,
Has
Fun­

Or

Conceals
A
Broken
Heart
Nov 2014 · 876
Hide
GracefulWords Nov 2014
Hide
So they like you
Hide
So they can't see
(Hide)

Hide
So you can fit in
Hide
So you can be one of them
(Hide)

Hide
The voices
Hide
The shame
(Hide)

Hide
The differences
Hide
The dark side
(Hide)

Inside
Where they won't know
Inside
Where they won't find
(Inside)
Nov 2014 · 281
Hidden
GracefulWords Nov 2014
Masked,
Every single one

Asked,
Always fine

Unbidden,
But always

Hidden
And fake
Nov 2014 · 215
Untitled
GracefulWords Nov 2014
Words
Flowing
Words
Growing
In my mind

Words
Slipping
Words
Dripping
Through my hands

Words
Drifting
Words
Lifting
Up and away

Words
Tumbling
Words
Fumbling
And they're gone
Nov 2014 · 205
You
GracefulWords Nov 2014
You
You clung,
I swung
Away

We fought
I caught
A glimpse

Of who
You
Are

They were right;
I was wrong, I will fight
Against you

For me,
I just want to be free
Not

Trapped,
Lapped,
Alone
Nov 2014 · 198
Words
GracefulWords Nov 2014
'Sticks and stones
May break my bones
But words will never hurt me'

The biggest lie
Ever told by
Anyone

Words cut deep
Never forget; keep
Forever

Bruises and cuts
Holes and ruts
Fade

Words don't
They won't
Go away

Or disappear
With the fear
Until

You
Do
Too
Nov 2014 · 363
River
GracefulWords Nov 2014
A river
So swift, so pretty
Gliding by
Not heeding
Uncaring
Pulls you in
And holds you captive
Nov 2014 · 286
(Blind)
GracefulWords Nov 2014
I hide it all
(The scars, the pain)
So they don't see
(They're blind)
And I don't fall
(Just loss, no gain)
Just me
(Who they'll never find)

— The End —