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2h · 74
your eyes lock on hers, her sparkle fades the grey
bringing back the colors that were stolen yesterday
her laugh is really nice, so you think of things to say
all the while praying that she might feel the same
that new type of feeling
2d · 58
the burdens weigh heavy,
and women cry in the streets,
this is a world broken by many,
one where children don't eat.
the downtrodden are giving up,
men dream of war in their sleep,
the one percent are ******,
and it all weighs on me.
i'm in my feelings tonight
going to a club for the first time
hope i don't die

update; anxiety got the better of me
didn't go and look, i'm still alive
Jan 14 · 123
cloudy winter mornings
i want him like i want the sun; mornings are better when i wake up with him.
Jan 14 · 154
my brain feels like a weight is slowly crunching me within
my outsides are getting louder
i can hear my heartbeat above the din
freaking out isn't fun, especially alone.

i tend to bottle up my needs until i explode.
Jan 10 · 57
this morning was a cold one
it seeped into my bones
my heart is numb
i'm nearly done
the winds echo in my soul
i'm disappointed this morning
Jan 5 · 268
the way that the sun
sets the world a-fire,

it's my only desire,
to be touched by his light
sun so hot it'll melt your popsicles
Jan 1 · 222
modern love
modern and clean-
a minimalists approach
He nods in agree-
ment and takes off his coat
Danielle L Cook Dec 2019
loneliness is a drug best taken in the company of others
when love is felt with numb hearts and laughter reaches the ears of the deaf
take it slow over the course of many days so as to not alert your sisters and brothers
until finally one day there's nothing left
if a young woman screams her anguish in a forest and no one is around to hear it was she ever really in pain
Danielle L Cook Dec 2019
she's done so many things she never thought she could do. she's loved herself more than ever before, and yet, the revulsion when she looks in the mirror has never felt so true.
2019 has been a ride i never want to go on again.
Danielle L Cook Dec 2019
he said to the girl,
you're all that i need
just get down on your knees
he said,
pretty, please
Dec 2019 · 221
Danielle L Cook Dec 2019
look within yourself
you'll be surprised
at what you find
with clearer eyes
you'll see the truth
of who's inside
that precious soul
you'll no longer hide
my horoscope said to do some introspection, that a positive change is underway, and i believe it, so i will.
Dec 2019 · 149
nights lost
Danielle L Cook Dec 2019
losing sleep to the skies at night
i whisper wishes on the winds to the moons light
tired x
Dec 2019 · 160
Danielle L Cook Dec 2019
happiness is
a heartbeat away
don't let simple minds
lead you astray
live in your moments
smile through the day
you are something special
God's gift to this place
law of attraction
Nov 2019 · 207
sea shells
Danielle L Cook Nov 2019
sea shell girl lost in the waves
she went out to play and was missing for days
no one really noticed her where she was laid
a little sea shell crack littered her face
feeling lost myself
Nov 2019 · 623
Danielle L Cook Nov 2019
he said it was lust
that took over his brain
he said he was sorry
for causing me pain
he said that hes done
and it wont happen again
he said this all last time
its just part of a game
darker side of my thoughts warn me not to believe him, to fear and feel insecure, but thats not love.. and i want to believe him.
Nov 2019 · 172
Danielle L Cook Nov 2019
he doesnt get it, how do i tell him i think about if hes talking to her specifically at least once a day, if not more, knowing full well he will in fact talk to her at least one of those days, and knowing that he will try to ignore the excitement but ultimately it would fill him and he will again wonder how far he can take it? i'm laying in his arms but hes not holding me, a star fish sleeper, the best time to confirm every voice screaming in my head is right, and theyre right, and i can feel the distance between us like a sickness in my veins, and he can feel it too but he wont open his eyes to the truth of why this distance keeps us at odds. i'm ******* tired. so is he. the difference is, i dont sleep.
*** k

read it fast
Nov 2019 · 198
Danielle L Cook Nov 2019
he doesnt seem to get it
how every letter cuts too deep
the timestamps tell the story
his heart is on his sleeve
he reaches out in isolation
he fears one day i'll leave
while all the while it is he
pulling further away from me
is it love if i'm ready for heartbreak everyday?
Nov 2019 · 210
Danielle L Cook Nov 2019
the voices keep getting louder
the wall comes up too slow
there is no divison between us
her words are now my own
fighting yourself is tiring. i just want peace.
Nov 2019 · 515
no one
Danielle L Cook Nov 2019
there's no one quite like it
the voice in your head
it tells you you're pretty
than tells you you're dead
there for you in silence
there for all the pain
it picks up the pieces
it cut out of your brain
sick with the flu and gotta wake up at 6 am.
Danielle L Cook Oct 2019
the grass is greener where it is watered, so watch where you sow your seeds
to do so in just any garden, could get them choked out at sprout with ease
some people water more than one garden, but everyone has their favorites..
Oct 2019 · 296
Danielle L Cook Oct 2019
his oceans are calling me home,
the green grasses no longer it for me

a stranger in a land unknown,
the blue waters are where i was meant to be
does it make sense that he is both the land and the sea?

(wanted to post this one for dayss, so glad hp is back online! i missed reading everyones poems:)
Sep 2019 · 124
Danielle L Cook Sep 2019
i've learned you cannot save someone who doesnt want to be saved, like someone who is drowning might just push you away
their darkness just too heavy, the tide simply too strong, and you cannot drag someone to safety if they have wished to drown all along
sometimes building a raft for two is a waste of time
Sep 2019 · 127
Danielle L Cook Sep 2019
in the same breathe
i tell myself i am better, and yet
there is no such thing as best
beauty is subjective
it goes more than skin deep

maybe she is better than me
maybe there is no such thing
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