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12.2k · Dec 2014
Nadine Swain Dec 2014
why do people
only seek this
in times of need

in times of desperation
and in times of dire

when they will
only leave when
the sun comes up
12.0k · Dec 2014
Nadine Swain Dec 2014
we wake up every morning
to the sun
creeping in through
the gossamer curtains

the rays of the sun
traveled all the way
into your room
to brighten up your day

but all you ever search for
first thing in the morning
is the artificial light
from the screen of your cellphone

why cant you take some time
to stop and stare
at the dust falling around you
dancing in the ever iridescent sunlight
11.9k · Dec 2014
Nadine Swain Dec 2014
a drunkard's best friend
in times of

but doesn't really
cure any of these

gives you
to do what your heart
wants when sober
yet kills you
by the minute
another drunk poem, sorry guys
8.1k · Dec 2014
Nadine Swain Dec 2014
With a smile on her face
And such light in her eyes
You’d never think of
How much she cries every night

‘til her mouth runs dry
‘til her eyes turn red
Her strength is something
Something that overwhelms
7.5k · Dec 2014
Nadine Swain Dec 2014
Leave me to bask
In the warmth of this peace
Even for the smallest while

For the cold will consume me
And it all equals out
6.7k · Dec 2014
Nadine Swain Dec 2014
I mistake left
for right
right for wrong

but why don't I ever
mistake you
for another person
6.4k · Dec 2014
fleeting existence
Nadine Swain Dec 2014
I am a fleeting existence
In this world
Of constant change

Where everyone you love
Seems to disintegrate
Just when they start loving you back
4.6k · Dec 2014
Nadine Swain Dec 2014
the numbness spreads
throughout her body
throughout her thoughts

but why can't she stop
feeling the ache
of her shattered heart
just a shotgun poem, wrote this without really thinking of it, hope you guys like my nonchalant poem writing :)
4.4k · Dec 2014
Nadine Swain Dec 2014
is there nothing
more beautiful
more endearing
more enchanting

than the person
you love more
than anything
telling you the truth
drunk poem, but I think it speaks the truth
4.3k · Dec 2014
Nadine Swain Dec 2014
when everyone
clings to their umbrellas
avoid puddles
and walk on damp earth

you will find her
dancing in the rain
and stops only
to smell the petrichor
Hope you guys like this one :) But if you want me to add some more stanzas, feel free to comment
2.4k · Dec 2014
Nadine Swain Dec 2014
she suffers through
a week of  hell
only to experience
a day of nirvana
2.1k · Dec 2014
Nadine Swain Dec 2014
My emotions have spilled
In the form of paint
Onto masterpieces of old

Plastered on my face
Is a smile that hides
All negativity inside

I isolate myself
Far from attachments
I fall for art instead
made this for a friend who liked it, I hope you all like it too
1.8k · Dec 2014
3 AM
Nadine Swain Dec 2014
I stay awake
until 3 AM
willing into reality
the idea of
me and you
1.7k · Jan 2015
Nadine Swain Jan 2015
as the city is bathed
in the resplendent glow
of moonlight

and the wind dances
through the trees
emitting the celestial
sound of the night

she is wide awake
her mind adrift
her eyes as coruscating
as starlight
1.1k · Feb 2015
mood swings
Nadine Swain Feb 2015
she is the very embodiment
of euphoria and ecstasy
whenever she is happy

she smiles and laughs
as much as she can
because she knows
that this feeling is only temporary

and she tries not to think
for every thought she might have
could wipe off the smile on her face
and silence every laugh

isn't it depressing to think so?
804 · Dec 2014
Nadine Swain Dec 2014
When I'm alone
I like to sit and observe
I look around

But how come
All I ever see
Is you
747 · Dec 2014
Nadine Swain Dec 2014
they tell you to
fix your hair
do your make-up
wear nice clothes

but judge you
for all the choices you make
regardless of everything
they told you to change

then call you judgmental
for voicing your opinions
and speaking the truth
they don't want to hear
616 · Sep 2015
Nadine Swain Sep 2015
you say the right words
no one has told her before
everything you say
she believes

you do the sweetest things
no one has done to her before
in everything you do
she believes

you told the worst  lies
she has never heard before
every lie you laid before her
she believed

how much of an *******
a scumbag
a worthless piece of trash
can you be
to lie to the girl
that in everything
and in everyone
she believed

you should know that
you are responsible
for taking someone innocent
and naïve

feeding her lies
and deceit
and in everything
and everyone
never again will she believe
612 · Dec 2014
corrupted lungs
Nadine Swain Dec 2014
she stubs out
another cigarette
and winces at the nicotine
spreading to her lungs

but she doesn't mind
burnt lungs seem to be
the least of her worries
601 · Sep 2015
Nadine Swain Sep 2015
she trusted you
and your words
and your lies

she endured
those nights
when you would fight

she'd go to sleep
with a weak heart and
tears in her eyes

she defended you
against her friends
you so despise

yet here you are
having the audacity
to think

that she wasn't
good enough
for you

who deserves
nothing close
to something like
600 · Feb 2015
Nadine Swain Feb 2015
you tell me
I'm beautiful

and I thank you
for describing someone
I don't recognize
587 · Feb 2015
Nadine Swain Feb 2015
she does everything
the same way
every single
******* day

waiting for the time
when she has
enough power
enough love
just enough
to make a difference
485 · Mar 2015
drunk poem 1
Nadine Swain Mar 2015
you may not know
how fragile her heart is
because of the strength
enduring brightness
she so unbelievably exudes
that practically shines
with the twinkle in her eyes

let me tell you one thing,
looks are all too much
and she is skilled in hiding
what's inside
her shattered heart
her tormented mind
her damaged soul
all these things
hidden behind
a smile that can light up
Time's Square on
New Year's Eve
smile hidden heart damage torment soul
478 · Dec 2014
Nadine Swain Dec 2014
she walks until
she can no longer feel
the weight of her legs
nor the earth beneath her feet

all she can feel
is the weight
of her sorrow
472 · Sep 2015
Nadine Swain Sep 2015
he might be the one,
says the heart

but be very careful,
says the brain

give it your all,
says the soul


I was wrong,
says her broken heart

I told you so,
says her brain

I'm so sorry,
says her soul

It was all a lie,
says her voice
fuckboys, right
Nadine Swain Mar 2015
the warmth of
your arms around her
and your hands in her hair

while she listens
to the sound of your
steadily beating heart
and even breaths

only to look up
into your eyes
and suddenly hear
the pounding of your heart
as you look back at hers
440 · Dec 2014
Nadine Swain Dec 2014
your eyes drag across words
spilled onto the pages of a book
and as you read on
the more you wish

that the world you live in
was as predictable
as the love story
you're reading

with every turn of a page
with every word that pulls at your heartstrings
you yearn for that life, that love
but all you can do*

is get pulled into
the chaos and misery
we label as reality
when the words run out

but then you remember
that a beautiful mind
wrote that book

how bad can the world be
with people that remind us
that there are little things in life
that are worth living for
412 · Dec 2014
Nadine Swain Dec 2014
There you are
I see you
You and your ever present smile

And as I approach you
My heart shatters
Because I wake up

And you
Are no longer there
410 · Sep 2015
Nadine Swain Sep 2015
I stare at the ceiling
listen to the silence
think of one thing or two

and how you will never
love me the way
I love you

This prayer for
my love to reach
the insusceptible heart of you

Am I praying in vain
I sure hope not
I really, really do
380 · Oct 2017
Nadine Swain Oct 2017
Too much love to give
Despite never getting any in return

You’ve been hurt
You’ve been shot down
With nowhere to turn

With every heart break
On your weary soul
Comes another crack

Like waves
Beating against
A stone that can’t fight back

I know you’re tired
I know you’ve hit rock bottom
But you have to get back on track

Some people love
Some people don’t

One thing they can’t break
Is your heart that wants to give up
But won’t
244 · Jul 2019
Nadine Swain Jul 2019
You may be

But I can see
Right through you

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