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15.4k · Mar 2018
I didn't do anything
Maria Etre Dec 2016
Fall in love with a writer
they say and you will never die (quoted)

Fall in love with a writer
they say and you will find yourself
embodied in words

Fall in love with a writer
they say and you will find yourself
stretched over lines and pages


What if a writer falls in love with you?
What happens is that their untamed mind
becomes an asylum where
words smash themselves
on the walls of their brains
their hands just
to let them out

What if a writer falls in love with you?
What happens is that their addiction
to falling in love is amplified
and when they love
they get a certain high
that numbs their inhibitions to reality
and shuns logic to a very far away land

they  reach a mental state
that lifts you to high enough
just to see a glimpse of their world
just to taste a drop of their
but not all of it

What if a writer falls in love with you?
What happens is that their eye *****
birth and harness flames that burn the coldest
of hearts and warm the strongest
of selves

What if a writer falls in love with you?
What happens is that their mind soaks up
every bit, every breath
every call, every cell
every touch, every talk
just to embroider it
in the quilt of thought
that's weaving endless stories about you
in their mind

What if a writer falls in love with you?
God have mercy on their soul
for their craving becomes dangerously
intensified, wrapping itself
to their muses,
giving them the sole purpose
of existing

For the more they love
the more stories they write
and more they feel
the longer
2.8k · Sep 2018
Maria Etre Sep 2018
She couldn't
- - - -c- - - -u- - - -t- - - -
-----f- - - -e - - - e- - - l- - - i- - - n- - - g- - - s------
so she
- - - -c- - - -u- - - -t- - - -
- - - - - h- - - - a- - - -i- - -r- - -
2.7k · Nov 2015
You Bastard
Maria Etre Nov 2015
You pierce my brain with worry
my body wants to close the shutters
to block your morning light

You inject me with responsibility
making me ache for childhood and loose youth
that was full of simple duties

You slap the "wake up" on my
lazy weekend face
causing me to feel the pain of facing the world

You dear Monday
are one hell of a *******
2.5k · Sep 2018
My Sister
Maria Etre Sep 2018
She's a gemini in her wit
an aries at heart,
a taurus at rationale
a scorpio at defence,
a Virgo at ease,
and a cancer at care.

She's June in January
and Christmas in August.
She's spring in rain
and snowflakes in heatwaves.

Morning dew in drought
and rays on cloudy days.

She's Jessica.
2.5k · Dec 2015
The Business
Maria Etre Dec 2015
You walked in
a pool of sharks
knowing where the good fish is
and the plankton floats

You were floating in
a great ocean of possibilities
some so foreign, your eyes dilated
some so familiar you felt elated

You slid next to great whales of knowledge
and shook the tentacles with wise octopi
with strands of experience

You got bitten by piranhas of isolation
and even bled internally from bumping shoulders
with beautiful heartless corals

Then one day you met a seashell and her friend
you marveled at the intricate art of nature
and became friends
this time you had the courage to knock

Not all hard exteriors
reflect tough

You just
had to
2.3k · Dec 2016
Landing on Lips
Maria Etre Dec 2016
I surrendered my senses
to every word
that left your mouth
and landed
on my lips
all sense
of doubt
2.2k · Aug 2018
It's Too Fast
Maria Etre Aug 2018
Time you *******
you robbed me
from my youth
and sped
too fast through my todays
my now is too short
my past is too blurry
my future.. too ..
1.9k · Jan 2016
What makes a Tuesday Night
Maria Etre Jan 2016
Tuesday night was always dull
however this one was oddly full
of events from 6 to 1

I don't know what happens
but suddenly alcohol sharpens
all your inner untamed inhibitions

Why is it so?
That when I am with you at night
I am always hit by delight

You're there and I am here
and so is she
but there is a certain kind of comfort
that elevates me to feel to resort
to what "us" is

That meaning that floats
over seas of oblivion
over mountains of stupor
over valleys of friendship
for the lack of a better word

Here, order me another drink
and let me drown
whatever makes sense
1.9k · Jul 2018
Maria Etre Jul 2018
I took a step back
a kiss back
a stare back
a laugh
a gniod
1.8k · Sep 2017
Maria Etre Sep 2017
You made it
onto my paper
in between my ribs
in between my lines
all I can do
is sharpen my pencil
every time
I reach the end
of each stanza
1.8k · Aug 2017
Maria Etre Aug 2017
When your
heart beats
in a series of code
that your mind
has yet to
praise your gods
for you're
Saudade: Saudade (European Portuguese: is a deep emotional state of nostalgic  longing for something  absent or someone that one loves.
1.7k · Nov 2015
Maria Etre Nov 2015
There is one time
a discovery hit me
like sunshine

It was as clear as day
when there was no way
it could easily by me, sway

My posture straightened
and my senses heightened
"why didn't I do this before?"
Oh, because I always saw it as a chore

But what defines a task
when all you've done was remove the cast
that was rotting your insides
piece by piece watching your aura subside

When all you had to do
was give your routine a cocktail shake
by being as unique as a snowflake

By posing those thoughts
naked and raw
with all their flaws

It's just as simple as the verb "be"
with all its complexities
making it even more
1.7k · Jul 2018
Let Us
Maria Etre Jul 2018
"Let's" she said
as she walked into
a play ground
of timeless
1.7k · Nov 2015
Grammar Nazi
Maria Etre Nov 2015
I misread
a lot of you's
I proofread most of your mistakes
you ****** at grammar

I silently made my red pen dance
on your blue inscriptions
that you thought
were unique

I scratched the wrong words
I indented your run on's
I even added a bit of sincerity  
to all your reality

I stepped back and looked at you
you were blotches of red on scribbles of blue
you were a mistake
that I thought I could fix
at the end of the day,
I took that paper crumpled it
and aimed at the trash
and scored

My red pen yearned for correcting many more
but my red pen gave up scratching
and wanted to create its own story
of its very own mistakes
of its own doing,
so it can create a masterpiece of
1.5k · Jan 2019
Winter is Cold
Maria Etre Jan 2019
She sang the song
of winter
and my
my cheeks turned red
like autumn leaves
my heart
warmed up like summer
and my eyes bloomed
like spring
1.5k · Sep 2018
Told Me
Maria Etre Sep 2018
They told me
"Your new lover
will make you forget
your last"

What they did not tell me
is that
this one
will make me
1.4k · Apr 2019
Change of Fate
Maria Etre Apr 2019
I read my horoscope
each morning
thinking I have a glimpse
into the future

Little did I know
that stories change
when the writer
1.4k · Jun 2016
I am a Cigarette
Maria Etre Jun 2016
She's angry boys
looks like we're burning fast
"lighter noise"

There goes Larry
he was always toasty
and with that drink,
I think it's a beautiful death

Here we go
into the purse
I wonder, where she'd forget us this time
or if we'll soak up her drunken

It's 5 am, have some mercy on your lungs!
Oh, I am the last one
struggling to stand up straight
in that crumpled pack
half awake, half dead,
swinging between sleeplessness
and drunkenness

I welcome my fate
I want to dilute in her breath
I want to kiss her with sunrise
I wish I my nicotine would mend her thoughts
I wish my filter, would cleanse
that stress
I want her to exhale cremated
bits and pieces of me
with the crisp breeze of dawn

Alas, I am burning
along with her awareness
along with her energy
she kisses me
one last time
I burn
I burned
along with
her night
I burned
1.4k · Apr 2019
Dragging It
Maria Etre Apr 2019
Dragging a bad situation
is like being stabbed in the middle of your collar bones
and slowly sliding it down your chest...
1.4k · Nov 2017
Poker love
Maria Etre Nov 2017
My darling
I have placed
all my cards
on the table
with my heart
all in
it's up to you
to take the risk
bet, flip and see
if you win
a full house
with me
1.4k · Nov 2016
Someday in your Today
Maria Etre Nov 2016
maybe one day, he says
I'll strum the strings of time
to echo vibrations from someday
till today

maybe one day, he says
I'll rearrange the stars
to spell "yes, they are!"
because it's truly bizarre

maybe one day, he says
I'll ask the moon how he copes
with the sun, every time he rises
and she sets

maybe one day, he says
I'll get the jar of wishes
and plant them in all of
my today's, my everyday's

maybe one day, he says
I'll lie on your side
and listen to memories of your breaths
and let them carry me into
deep slumber

maybe one day, he says
this roof will expand
to meet the ends of the earth
to be big enough to fit all our dreams

maybe one day, he says
I'll erase all dark days
and force the sun to rise
to new better days

maybe one day, he says
will be
"the day"
Someday is written to the rhythm of song played on the guitar - credits to song for inspiration.
1.3k · Aug 2018
Maria Etre Aug 2018
by natur(e)
the so(u)l
of every
"If I Could Give You My Eyes" Series
Hidden Messages
1.3k · May 2016
Modern Day Romeo
Maria Etre May 2016
You dot the i's
and call yourself  
modern day romeo
coming to sweep me off my feet
coming to zap my heart
with lightening bolts
of awareness
awareness of you

Yet you never once
told me a poem
melted my heart with haiku's
or moved me with impossibilities

Never once has it occurred to you
that capulets and montagues don't click
because you always had your way
you're a modern day romeo
full of narcissistic poison
melting off your logic
revealing every chiseled muscle
that you think
will make your Juliets

Oh romeo, romeo
where for art thou?
Show these modern newbies
the ways of articulation
the ways of seducing without the flesh
the ways of making eyes glow

oh romeo,
where for art thou
for the romance
I seek
is long
1.3k · Dec 2018
Different Story
Maria Etre Dec 2018
If I see it
then it is

If I hear it
then it is

If I taste it
then it is

If I read it
then it's
a different
If I see what you see, and they see it too, that doesn't mean I am crazy!
1.3k · May 2019
Fingers on Frets
Maria Etre May 2019
You strummed my chords
and played the song of lust
my body complied
controlled my being
moans and such
you held me yesterday
stretched me
cupped my neck
rested your fingers
on my lips
you strummed
and slid the rest
up and down my frets
I feared no more
my body jolted
with the thunder outside
as he strummed my delicate lips
down there
tears wet his fingers
it wasn't the song of lust
no more
it was different
he was clueless
that tonight
he was playing
the blues
1.2k · Nov 2016
Rain Tracing
Maria Etre Nov 2016
I fell hand in hand
with gravity
to kiss your surface
dried to a crisp
under the summer sun

I fell hand in hand
with gravity
with the wind against my face
reminding me of
how beautiful
the autumn chill is

I fell hand in hand
with gravity
and looked around to see
others falling with me
face first aching to crash
and melt into something

I fell hand in hand
with gravity
leaving the bland sky above
to touch something human
to feel some heat
against the coldness
that's embodied every cell
in me

I fell hand in hand
with gravity to send
an awakening chill
an awakening taste
of winter

I fell hand in hand
with gravity to bring to life
dormant senses put to sleep
by the beach and the summer

I fell hand in hand
with gravity to land
on your lips, chapped
by the past

I fell hand in hand
with gravity
to softy nestle
on your eye lashes

I fell hand in hand
with gravity
to create constellations
on the window
in front you
to follow your finger
as you trace my
1.2k · Jan 2018
Maria Etre Jan 2018
I fall


into an

a        b    
s          s

every time
till it
1.2k · Oct 2018
Write About Me
Maria Etre Oct 2018
1.2k · Dec 2016
Maria Etre Dec 2016
Your kisses
are snowflakes
that fall on my skin
like delicate lace
and slowly melt
as my passion
1.2k · Mar 2019
1.2k · Dec 2016
Harsh Truth
Maria Etre Dec 2016
It's funny
that inspiration
only knocks on
the doors of your mind
in times of heartache
in times of heartbeats
but never
in times of peace
... and as twisted as it sounds
I like that
1.1k · Oct 2016
Autumn Morning
Maria Etre Oct 2016
There is nothing
more beautiful
than the crisp kisses
of autumn breezes
slowly making their way
past your curtains
to cover your sun-kissed
body with
a taste of
what's to come
kissing your skin
with slight chilly sensations
leaving goosebumps
behind ....
1.1k · Nov 2015
Maria Etre Nov 2015
I found myself wasted
I was outward and true
I was fearless and sometimes blue

I found myself wasted
consumed by my favorite drink
happy I am able to click

I found myself wasted
befriending everyone
oblivious to their intentions

I found myself wasted not wasting
enjoying the night

I found myself wasted
I wish everyone
can be wasted
so they can
that ugly
keeps you
1.1k · Apr 2018
Tripped and Fell
Maria Etre Apr 2018
by all means do
Enjoy the chemical  
i        b     l         n            e
   m      a      a            c              s
1.1k · Nov 2016
Not My Fault
Maria Etre Nov 2016
It's not my fault
if I left a burning flame
in your heart
and tattooed
memories in your mind

There must have been something
to them, to us
since you left the flame ablaze
and the tattoos
1.1k · Apr 2017
Feel that?
Maria Etre Apr 2017
Emotional sadism
has seduced me
time and time again
to fall for the pain
that still makes me
leading me to
let go of all things selfish
and attach myself
to the "selfless"
1.1k · Feb 2017
Press Pause
Maria Etre Feb 2017
I asked time to pause
when our breathes
were jousting
millimeters away

I asked time to pause
when you landed your lips
on mine, warming the cold
chaps of distance

I asked time to pause
when you cupped my face
instilling all sense of
security with 3 words
"i am here"
Long version:
1.1k · Aug 2017
Maria Etre Aug 2017
I am a sealed
licked by
past promises
that have found
a home
in the corners
of my frame
Go on
cut it open
liberate me
I dare you
1.1k · Mar 2017
Maria Etre Mar 2017
I looked ahead
and stepped into
the seductive unknown
heart blind
eyes wide open

I looked ahead
into "what can be"
and gave "what" its curiosity
"can" its strength
and "be" its confidence

I looked ahead
and took a deep breath
with fear in one hand
and courage in the other

I looked ahead
but when I wanted
to take a step further
I felt a tug
on the strings
of my heart
1.1k · May 2019
Maria Etre May 2019
Oh Darling,
Get ready,
I think
I found
1.0k · Feb 26
1.0k · Feb 2016
Maria Etre Feb 2016
Bashed for my age
and my single-dom
I shrugged in carelessness
and slapped a smile on my face

Questioned for my actions
I hugged them and told them
to partake in conversation
that did not happen virtually
but physically

Shunned for my appearance
I loosened my untamed hair
and fixed my piercings
blew them a kiss

Miss-judged for my behavior
I lifted my drink and cheered them
for their ignorance

Ignored for my elation
I patted them on the back
hoping they'd only feel an iota
of what I feel, everyday

Punished for my recklessness
I begged them to see the world
through my eyes and how colorful
it would be

Insulted for my honesty
I opened their eyes
to their insecurities
that to me
1.0k · Jun 2016
Eyes Closed
Maria Etre Jun 2016
Your kiss has shown
me fireworks
even with
1.0k · Feb 2016
Show me yours
Maria Etre Feb 2016
I let my guard down
and showed him my skin
full of freckles
I let him connect the dots
creating constellations
each with a story
that he narrated

I let my guard down
and showed him my flaws
galactic bruises
thanks to my clumsiness
and let him float in each one
marveling at the purple and blue

I let my guard down
and showed him my bashfulness
as it colored my pale cheeks red
and imprinted goosebumps

I let my guard down
and showed him the ways
I like to sin..
having my fuzz stand in salutation

I let my guard down
and showed him the other side of me
the one basks in the nature of things
naked, bursting with energy of the sun
emitting sultry rays that
brighten his eyes in astonishment

I let my guard down
and showed him
full fledged
put together in a beautiful way

I let my guard down
and showed him how my piercing eyes
move waves of emotions
in his gut

I let my guard down
and waited to see
how he will
enjoy such
a mystery
my kind of
1.0k · Nov 2015
Get Out
Maria Etre Nov 2015
What happened to you?
You were as strong as a granite rock
full of cracks, sparkly corners
yet strong and dense

What happened to you?
your heart was the therapist for others
immune to unexpected skipped beats

What happened to you?
You had it all planned
the blueprint, the 3D module
even the prize at the end

What happened to you?
You never needed anyone
you never cared

What happened to you?
You loved how big your bed was
versus how empty it is now

What happened to you?
You embraced your determination
then suddenly got sidetracked
by a passerby

What happened to you?
You learned the art of seduction
and heartbreak and inflicted it
now what?

What happened to you?
is the feeling of being alone haunting you?
is age creeping up on you like a perverted
wanting to slice years off of your life
without you even noticing?

What’s going on?
is this what you want to do?
stand up, from that chair of yours
grab your bag, take a step towards the door
and look back
marvel at that empty chair
and praise your God that it won’t ****
the life
out of

while you
1.0k · Apr 2017
Kiss Me
Maria Etre Apr 2017
Kiss me a galaxy
and I’ll orchestrate
the best musical
with each and
every shooting star

Kiss me a note
and I’ll generate
volumes of kisses
imprinted for
each and every moment
I have wanted to
kiss you back
For full entry
999 · Jun 2019
Maria Etre Jun 2019
Even the birds
asked me why
I am not using
my wings
992 · May 2016
Maria Etre May 2016
Yesterday I heard the piano play
notes in my head
black and white keys
in symphony
so sweet

I heard its pure sound
hit every string
as thin as my patience

I heard the do's and re's
dance with the mi's
as smoothly as my mental state

I felt the reprimanding
low keys howl in awakening calls
to wake me from my drunken trance

I embraced the light hearted
high keys, as they showed me
the bright side of things
the innocence of it all

I heard a piano yesterday
play from afar, calling me
telling me, let go of everything
and listen....
just music to melt the silence away

My brain, lulled into its symphonies
I forgot that beauty is not only skin deep
I forgot that even with eyes closed
and no scenario,
you can feel beauty

I heard a piano the other day
play a harmony
just for me
988 · Jun 2019
Her Silence
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