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Oct 2017 · 410
the accuser
oakley Oct 2017
he's got a vice grip on my soul
and his icy breath chills me to the bone
he's got me stuck playing the same old role
and living in a place that's not my home

the accuser's got a plan for me tonight
and right now he's got me in his sights
he's taking his time drowning me in shame
now he's gonna make me forget my name
Oct 2017 · 185
carnival
oakley Oct 2017
you remind me of someone  from one of my past lives
so pardon me if I stop and stare
and I'd like to take the time to get to know you better
but I've got no time to spare
you seem unaffected by the gloom of other people
so wherever you are in life, I wish I was there
Oct 2017 · 168
fog
oakley Oct 2017
fog
I woke up cold this morning
and I had an old song in my head
all my friends are moving on
and I'm 12 steps higher but not any further ahead
daily the ghost of you
haunts me in the strangest ways
all my friends are moving on
and I'm 12 steps higher but not any further away

does the gloom of other people surround you
does the fog make it harder to breathe
cause I know I can suffocate in ideas and emotions
along with all the lies that I believe

there's a murmur just below the surface
there's a tingling just beneath the skin
all my friends have outgrown me
and I'm growing upwards too but not within

does the gloom of other people surround you
does the fog make it harder to breathe
cause I know I can suffocate in ideas and emotions
along with all the lies that I believe

I woke up cold this morning
and I had an old song in my head
all my friends are moving on
and I'm 12 steps higher but not any further ahead

does the gloom of other people surround you
does the fog make it harder to breathe
cause I know I can suffocate in ideas and emotions
along with all the lies that I believe
Oct 2017 · 606
hester
oakley Oct 2017
I-I don't fit in here
but it's not my fault
I-I don't fit your mould
but I guess I'm evil by default

so send me down to the river
see if your suspicions are true
they think i can't drown
but they don't care if i do
it doesn't really matter
'cause in their twisted view
I don't belong
I don't belong
I don't belong

I tried to cut myself down
trim away the rough edges
but I grew back sharper and stronger
broke the mould that they thought was so precious

so send me down to the river
see if your suspicions are true
they think i can't drown
but they don't care if i do
it doesn't really matter
'cause in their twisted view
I don't belong
I don't belong
I don't belong

icy water looks almost inviting
compared to what I'm leaving behind me
there's really no point in fighting
what's already been decided

so send me down to the river
see if your suspicions are true
they think i can't drown
but they don't care if i do
it doesn't really matter
'cause in their twisted view
I don't belong
I don't belong
I don't belong
Oct 2017 · 157
diamonds
oakley Oct 2017
love is like the diamond industry
your love particularly
because you withhold
so your product can be oversold
Oct 2017 · 2.0k
Untitled
oakley Oct 2017
sit back relax
focus on the sound of your breathing
sit back relax
breathe in breathe out
county hospitals aren't much to look at
but you gotta love the view of the city
sit back relax
sit back relax

there's not much to do until the shock sets in
not much to say
not much to do
so just sit there fidget with the hem of your shirt
'til the shock sets in
'til the shock sets in
relax your eyes let the view out the window blur
'til the shock sets in

sit back relax
focus on the sound of your breathing
sit back relax
breathe in breathe out
county hospitals aren't much to look at
but you gotta love the view of the city
sit back relax
sit back relax

okay it's morning now, anxiety turns to boredom
not much to say
and no one to talk to
so try not to focus on how much your head hurts
just try to breath
just try to be
just try to focus on the beat of your heart
just try to be

sit back relax
focus on the sound of your breathing
sit back relax
breathe in breathe out
county hospitals aren't much to look at
but you gotta love the view of the city
sit back relax
sit back relax

maybe they'll let you go home
or they'll send you somewhere else
but for now
sit back relax
Sep 2017 · 112
Untitled
oakley Sep 2017
When I'm with you I will always be warmer
Not just because you lend me your coat
As we wait for snow, we'll watch the sky together
But I'll sneak a glance at you and get a lump in my throat

Cause what's the point of cold if there's no snow?
And what's the point of staying now if eventually you'll go?

By next Christmas maybe I'll learn to live without you
But I swear to you you'll never be replaced
If we meet again, I hope we don't need to start over
I hope everything we've written down together isn't erased

Cause what's the point of memories that fade away?
What's the point of trying if I can't get you to stay?
May 2017 · 185
constellations
oakley May 2017
one day there will be others
a constellation
you won't be the only one anymore
but you'll always shine the brightest
and in my mind
the ones yet to come
will be ghosts of you
May 2017 · 182
constellations
oakley May 2017
one day there will be others
a constellation
you won't be the only one anymore
but you'll always shine the brightest
and in my mind
the ones yet to come
will be ghosts of you
May 2017 · 412
aftershock
oakley May 2017
in the wake of you
i felt more empty
more alone than i had before

when i sent you on your way
you took a piece of me with you
Apr 2017 · 173
Untitled
oakley Apr 2017
you're the toaster to my bubble bath,
the canary to my gold mine
Jan 2017 · 306
lamplight
oakley Jan 2017
they opened their lips
and out flowed poetry.
their intoxicating words
blinded me and drew me
to them, in the same way
a light draws a moth:
senseless, longing, entranced...
Jan 2017 · 224
typical
oakley Jan 2017
please think about. it ask yourself why you can't sleep. don't be afraid to dig down deep. deep down we all know that we were meant for more than this- more than burnt out days and nights and flickering lights that poison our minds and leave us with static thoughts behind dark eyes because we never wondered why or how we wake up day by day even with souls crumbling away, or if or when we may just find what we have gotten used to hiding, biding our time for nothing at all until we find something more than typical.
Jan 2017 · 215
grow
oakley Jan 2017
i will not* cut myself down just because
my prosperity makes you uncomfortable.
i will not shrink myself for
someone who refuses to grow.
i am a garden of spirit and life.
i will not apologize if
you would prefer a desert.
Sep 2016 · 301
struthof
oakley Sep 2016
soldiers desensitized
prisoners dehumanized
images that burn in your eyes
it seems like a crime to breathe this air
this air that weighs so heavily
upon our minds
trees old enough to have seen
the sins of mankind
unspoken words hang above us
as we stand under the gallows
and echoes of
"what if that had been us?"
and the chimney
dwarfing the cross

but purple lilies grow here now
Jun 2016 · 365
reality supplements
oakley Jun 2016
your words were a pill that i knew i had to take-
a pill that was impossible to swallow.
i just held the pill inside my mouth
until the coating dissolved
and i was left with the bitter taste of those words.
Jun 2016 · 325
paint
oakley Jun 2016
telling those brightly colored lies over
and over again
never makes them true.
it just wears away at the coat of paint.
too bad.
the shade of ******* suits you.
May 2016 · 272
Untitled
oakley May 2016
mistakes
or second guessing
no one will know now
what that eraser dust was
oakley May 2016
i didn't understand
how the emotions of
love and hate
could be so close
to each other...
and then i met you <3
May 2016 · 265
tightrope
oakley May 2016
lean to the
\left\
lean to the
/right/
it doesn't matter
you still fall
d
o
w
n
cry
bleed
you still
drown
May 2016 · 394
matchbox
oakley May 2016
there was a boy who ran with the wolves
there was a boy who flew with the birds
and their worlds were just far enough apart
for everyone to know what happens next

there was a girl who was afraid to fly
there was a girl who was afraid to fall
an exposition just tragic enough
for everyone to mourn their dilemma

there was a poet who loved to dream
there was a poet who longed to sleep
a pairing, it seemed to all
to be as obvious as day and night
May 2016 · 216
fairy tale
oakley May 2016
"i'm an open book"
but what's the hidden text?
are you simply a nursery rhyme,
or something much more grimm?
May 2016 · 264
who are we kidding?
oakley May 2016
no matter how many times you say it
"i need you"
doesn't hold a candle to
"i love you"
and no matter how much
you needed me
you never really loved me
oakley May 2016
greedy executives will feel no shame when they count their coins
handed over from the wallets
of dying people
with brittle nails
ashen skin
dark circles
hoping that a few more dollars
will make them feel pretty
May 2016 · 211
sell us our demise
oakley May 2016
they sell us cigarettes
get us addicted
so that even when
"smoking kills"
is stamped on each box
we keep buying and buying
maybe it's just another marketing trick
intrigue the hopeless addicts
with the possibility of their destruction
May 2016 · 205
nagging voice
oakley May 2016
whispering that i'm all alone
but never leaving me alone
May 2016 · 2.0k
earth and sky
oakley May 2016
she walked along the forest floor
with flowers in her hair
when she spoke her soft lips moved
like dandelion seeds in the air

freckles on her cheeks glistened like stars
her eyes shone like the new moon
she flew like the night sky
there and gone too soon

when the daughter of the earth
met the daughter of the skies
mountains and trees collided
with infinity on high
love was never the same
May 2016 · 230
phoenix
oakley May 2016
crumbled under pressure of trouble
reborn from ashes and rubble
creation brings about destruction
destruction brings about creation
day is born from night
dark turns from light
May 2016 · 188
so you've found love
oakley May 2016
hold onto it.
she used to look at me that way.









and losing her...
i wouldn't wish that on anyone,
certainly not you.
May 2016 · 971
obsession, scarcity
oakley May 2016
is my real problem how much i need your adoration, or how hard pressed i am to find it these days?
May 2016 · 243
capacity
oakley May 2016
a sponge can only hold so much water
a canvas can only hold so much paint
your eyes can only hold so much sorrow
before it starts to spill and make a mess
Apr 2016 · 221
blurry
oakley Apr 2016
far to close for comfort,
but it feels so right.
heart beating like a hummingbirds wings,
but i feel so calm.
both eyes open,
and i can't see you clearly.
but you look nicer like this,
all you sharp edges
soft to my blurred vision.
lines are wavering,
colors swirling together,
but never has anything seemed so clear.
written eons ago about someone who refuses to be forgotten
Apr 2016 · 143
pain is pain
oakley Apr 2016
i don't get it.
you care when i cry,
but never when i bleed.
Apr 2016 · 184
shift
oakley Apr 2016
the night sky is more red than blue
pale hands are more blue than red
it's the air's turn to bleed
and skin's turn to freeze
Apr 2016 · 256
"triggers"
oakley Apr 2016
weak
that's all you are
red pens
tally marks
tattoos
shouldn't be triggering.
is that just an
excuse?
shut down,
break down,
melt down,
because you're
easily triggered.
who's really to blame here?
you can't dismiss
your problems,
or blame everyday objects
for your
fragility.
Apr 2016 · 184
finality
oakley Apr 2016
"is anyone out there?"
she whispered to the endless crowd,
hoping that just one person would notice.
Apr 2016 · 194
formalities
oakley Apr 2016
"is anyone out there?"
he shouted to the empty forest,
hoping that no one had heard.
oakley Apr 2016
nothing
leaves such a sour taste in my mouth
as the words
"i love you"
Apr 2016 · 232
always
oakley Apr 2016
…wake up…
…look down…
great
another reminder
that i'm not who i'm supposed to be
Apr 2016 · 240
of course, i'm no better
oakley Apr 2016
why does everyone hate the blood in their veins?
they'll drain it from their wrists
replace it
with morphine
with liquor
do you hate living?
or do you just love bleeding?
do you just love replacing
sustenance with poison?
Apr 2016 · 280
blue
oakley Apr 2016
there's no way to be the truest
when you think about it
every blue is sky blue
Apr 2016 · 506
false hope
oakley Apr 2016
i guess she got under my skin
and i tried to cut her out
maybe by the time i wake up
i'll have bled her out of my system
Apr 2016 · 362
growing up, falling down
oakley Apr 2016
how did we go
from popsicle-stained tongues
to ink-stained hands
to blood-stained tiles?
where did we go wrong?
Apr 2016 · 431
worn out words & hearts
oakley Apr 2016
whether it's a jagged gasp
between sheets
of a queen sized bed,
perfect handwritten letters
between sheets
of notebook paper,
the words
"i love you"
don't mean anything
to him anymore.
oakley Apr 2016
it was never supposed to be you
                                           but you were the only one who cared
                                   now it's you i go to
     half of what i write is for you
                                        and  you are what i wish for when i click my heels
it's like everything aligned...
                            to bring me you
oakley Apr 2016
you float among waves
i float among stars
show me the oceans
i'll take you to mars
we can follow the sunset
because this world is ours
in a wave of emotion
we'll forget about scars
i'll show you my mind
though it is quite bizarre
i'll hold on to your words
like fireflies in a jar
Apr 2016 · 271
this doesn't seem right
oakley Apr 2016
angels aren't that perfect
sometimes they don't do so well
even the most perfect angel
is now in charge of hell

demons aren't all that bad
demons understand
demons renovate your mind
and make a dark dreamland
Apr 2016 · 241
favorite things
oakley Apr 2016
teardrops on lashes
and knives going missing
bright crimson blood stains
arms scratched and tongues bitten
gritting your teeth
when it begins to sting
why are these some of my favorite things?
oakley Apr 2016
everything seemed to stand still
the full moon hung high in the sky
the water vapor hung in the air
her words hung in his ears
but he just kept moving
one foot after another
along the jagged train tracks
when everything else froze in time
he kept running
oakley Apr 2016
the moon turned her back on the world
she plunged us all into darkness
and the clouds began to bleed
and their blood rained down
and soaked into the dying city
and the city-
it moved
it changed
the city,
fed by the blood of the clouds
began to breathe
began to scream-
began to tingle,
buzz,
burn.
as the clouds breathed their dying breaths,
the flames of the city licked the sky,
and when the clouds bled out,
the city burned out.
or was it a vision?
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