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mc Jun 2013
take me back

back to the warm sands
and shady trees

back on the water
in the sails boats and canoes

back to the crimson sunsets
and smoky campfires

back with you
where I'm happy

take me home
this isn't really a poem I just miss camp
mc May 2013
I wonder
what you would choose
if you could have anything in the world
would you pick me?
cause I know
without a doubt
I would pick you
any second
of any minute
of any hour
of any day
mc May 2013
when the loneliness gets to be too much
and I feel like screaming so loud
that people everywhere
would be shocked at the sound
I look at all the couples
strolling around
with interlocked fingers
and interlocked lips
and promise myself
that will be me one day
because no matter how long it takes
someone will have to love me at some point
mc Nov 2013
courtly love
compassionate love
fatuous love
tragic love
romantic love
I'll take any kind of love
over the emptiness
of unrequited love
mc Aug 2013
I always held you in my heart
   while you held me at arms length

but by the time I forced you out of my heart,
   you finally held me in your arms.

After all this heartache,
   my heart is scarred
and I don't know where to hold you.

      (all I know is that your arms feel like home)
mc May 2013
the afternoon warmth dissipated
but mine did not
when you walked pressed up against me
through the sand

the sun hung low
while my heart soared high
with your fingers laced through mine

a cool breeze raced across the water
as the sky turned a brilliant red
just like my cheeks
when you leaned in to kiss me

the day was coming to an end
but our love was just beginning
mc Jan 2017
perhaps it's true
that our memories are built like cities inside us
all skyscrapers
and bright lights
and blind idealism
mc Sep 2013
it's been said over and over
but your arms truly did

and now that it's been
one month exactly
since I was last in your arms
doesn't feel quite the same
mc May 2013
You have got nothing
to lose
except for
this is my first attempt at one of those 10 word poems and I'm pretty sure my poem viriginity shows
mc May 2013
I can picture us fitting together so nicely
my fingers interlocked with yours
and your intoxicating smiles meant only for me

you’ve been dominant in my heart for so long
I’m not sure how anyone could take your place
and I don’t think anyone ever will

some days my overwhelming feelings
give me a few seconds of courage around you
but then I get scared and can’t manage to say hello
and avoid the eyes that so regularly fill my dreams

we could be perfect
but I can’t bring myself to let you know
mc May 2013
a boy with
a reputation
for breaking hearts
and a smile
that could bring joy
to even the darkest places
is the most dangerous thing
you'll ever want
mc Jul 2013
no matter what I do
I always end up broken hearted
when I'm left in the dark
even though I'm the one
who closes the blinds
and locks the doors
on everything and everyone who comes knocking

(even though I bring this darkness on myself
it still hurts to spend yet another night
I can't seem to get this poem right
mc Aug 2013
Going, going, gone. I am lost in the void now, and no matter how much I reach or claw, everything slips from my grasp. And I fall deeper. I'd say that I'll miss you until the end of time but that implies that there is an end. And although forever is a hard word to grasp, when you truly think about its meaning, it's the only way to describe how long you'll be on my mind. I'm drowning in an ocean of sorrow, and the light is beginning to fade. Without you, I am but a shell: no emotions, no soul. My heart is gone and in its place is a block of lead, bringing me down faster than a bullet drops a man. Life is something we take for granted until its over. We don't seem to grasp just how remarkable it is. We smile, we laugh, we lose and we cry. And yet losing you showed me that love trumps life. For a life without love is one without meaning. A young man who has loved has already lived more than anyone who hasn't. As I near the bottom of this ocean I realize it's the little things that will make me miss you the most. Times where I'll expect to hear your laugh and hear nothing but resounding silence. Times when I'll look for you and realize you're nowhere to be found. The light is gone now as I reach the bottom. And I fall deeper.
this isn't my poem
mc May 2013
after months
of being the only one to say
I miss you
it's getting to the point
where I'm not sure
I even miss you
mc Jun 2013
when you brush past me in the hall
I no longer feel it
when you brush through my sight
I no longer see it
when you brush through my thoughts
I no longer want it
when you brush through my life
I no longer care at all
I don't want to want him anymore and I think I'm finally getting there.
mc Mar 2014
his beauty
like thunder
in a mid-summer storm
mc Sep 2013
my heart now calls
for no one in particular

there's no longer a face
                             (your face)
etched into my heart

I'm empty

and I've never been more glad
mc Jun 2013
a life spent
falling in and out of
unrequited love
mc Sep 2013
the thing I fear the most
is the feeling in the pit of my stomach
when you smile
mc Mar 2014
I've begun to hide
the memory of his smile
between my bones
so I can still feel him
fill my empty spaces,
even when he's worlds away
mc May 2013
sometimes I feel like you don’t deserve
all my words
all my time
or all my love
the way I’ve so easily given them to you
but then I remember
you were my first
and we had it pretty good
even though you broke my heart
you were still the best thing to ever happen to me
mc Jan 2017
and when i looked at you
i saw the kind of forevers that people swear don't exist,
that people dream about
mc Sep 2015
I scribbled down "*******" 80 times that night
with tears in my eyes and anger in my chest
when no one was looking
I still haven't figured out
if the ******* was
to you
for not being there
or to myself
for still wanting you to be
mc Sep 2015
so I lay completely still,
staring into the pitch black that almost seemed to be swallowing me,
and was soon greeted by sleep
rather than the tears I was so sure would come
mc Jun 2013
I wish there was a way
to know you're in the good old days
before they're over

because I always take good things for granted
then regret it
when they're gone
and wish for nothing other
than to have those good times back
mc May 2013
I woke up this morning and my first thought was a poem
it was eloquent and deep and everything I’ve ever wanted to say
but with every moment of consciousness
more and more of it disappeared
now I couldn’t recreate it no matter how hard I tried
all I can remember is that is was beautiful
and that it was about you
mc Jun 2013
happy birthday to the boy
who receives the same gift
(my heart) every year
and who every year
refuses to accept it

happy birthday to me
in 48 hours time
a simple 2 days from now
a simple 2 days from him
a simple 2 days apart

maybe this year he'll realize
that all I want for my birthday
is for him to accept my gift
with all of his heart
and we can live the only day of the year
when we are no longer the same age
with our hearts
intertwined into one
mc Jun 2013
although I feel like
I'll be the only person saying happy birthday
to me today

I'm supposed to be happy
but all I feel is just
mc Nov 2013
sometimes I think about
what I could have done
and what I could have said
and what we could have been
so we wouldn't have ended up like

and then my heart
and my head
and everything else

because I did not do it
and I did not say it
and we just were not
mc Nov 2013
my heartbeat
has begun
to sound
just like
your name
mc Aug 2013
he seems
to have
the art of
breaking hearts
this is an excerpt bye
mc Jul 2013
I was sure you would be strong enough
to carry my heavy heart
but in time,
you proved you couldn't bear the weight
and now you've left me
with a heart
twice as heavy
as before
mc Jun 2013
no matter
where you go
or how you get there,
humans always have a way
of making it feel like home
I heard this on TV or maybe it was the radio and it's beautiful.
mc Jun 2013
I seem to write about
a lot
for someone
who's only felt
someone else's
lips on mine

I guess that makes me
sort of a hypocrite
preaching all this love
when I have never
felt love
this isn't really a poem it's just me criticizing myself I guess
mc Jun 2013
when my demons take control,
casting their darkness across my life
and I am left to wander through
the never-ending twilight
you find a way
to shine through the dark
as the lone streetlight
in a world of burnt out bulbs
and burnt out hope
mc May 2013
I've finally kicked you out of my heart

so why are you still in my head
get out

get out
*get out
mc Jun 2013
on your mind?
there's only one place I'd rather be
mc Jun 2013
for now,
nothing feels better than
having an empty
mc Jun 2013
I'm tired of only being able to write
about love and heartache

I want to grow
and expand
and mature

I want to learn
about the world
and all that it holds

I want to be my own person
away from the infactuation
and obsession

I want
to be
m o r e
mc Jun 2013
you can only miss someone for so long
before that grievance for their absence
turns to resentment for their presence
and you start to feel
like missing them
isn't so worth it after all
mc Oct 2014
as time went on,
all I wanted was my lungs
to be filled with
because you made me feel alive
in a way oxygen never could.
but, the fact of the matter
is that you can never truly fill your lungs
with the same air twice
so you were there
and then you were gone
and I've been gasping for you ever since
mc Aug 2013
I was like a seed,
small and unprepared and alone.
You were like the summer,
warm and encompassing and loving.
Your warmth helped me grow into a beautiful flower,
made me ready to face the world with you at my side.
My roots were intertwined with you
and your heart
and what I thought was love.
But now autumn is here,
your warmth is gone
and I have been uprooted.
You've left me to fend off the winter on my own
and I don't think this little flower can survive.
mc Aug 2013
people always say

“you should stay close to the things

that make you happiest to be alive”

but what am I supposed to do

when the thing
that makes me happiest
 to be alive

lives so far away?
mc Jan 2017
it's like our skin is magnetic
only attracting the other's
hands and
elbows and
always brushing
skin against skin
forever chaste and accidental
mc May 2013
maybe if I said it
you'd say it too
but we all know
I'm not that brave
so I guess
we'll live in a world
of never knowing
if we could have been
mc Jul 2013
maybe if I had let you in,
you would've stayed a little longer

maybe if I had loved you more,
you would've left my heart intact

maybe if I had held you tighter,
you would've felt how much I loved you

but it doesn't really matter
because all you'll ever be
is maybe ifs
and would have beens
mc Jun 2013
I'd cut you out if I could
but then again
I can't
I could never do that
cause the thing about you
is that no matter how many times
I shatter my own heart
it always mends itself
at the sight
of your smile
mc May 2014
and I swear to god,
he is Midas
because the memory
of his hand on my waist
makes me feel
mc Mar 2014
somedays he is a snowflake,
and small
and pretty
and solitary.
others, he is a sunset,
and warm
and beautiful
and unique.
but day in and day out,
whether sunset or snowflake,
he is nothing but himself,
and special
and mine.
mc May 2013
when I was told

“enjoy everything in moderation”

I took it to heart


and I’m starting to think

maybe that’s why

I can only be close with someone

for so long

before I get overwhelmed
and start to push
 them away
leaving me even more alone

than I was in the beginning
I've kinda been stuck and this is the only thing I've been able to come up with in a while
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