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Sep 2023 · 131
S o l i t u d e
R L Sep 2023
My solitude is a blessing and a curse.
I can spend days on end thinking to myself,
my past,
my future,
but I can't spend a moment living out reality.
My solitude is just an escape from what I don't want to experience.
Oct 2022 · 93
R L Oct 2022
Grief is like a broken root
From which nothing grows.
There’s no way to revive the dead root,
But healing is the garden that grows around it.
Healing means learning to live with that broken void inside you, and growing your soul around it.
Aug 2022 · 236
R L Aug 2022
The night holds a devious gift
There’s whispers
There’s nightmares
And shadows that shift,

I do feel safe
But not for long
As the nights get longer
The fear grows strong,

Will I be hurt?
Are they out to get me?
I want to feel safe
But paranoia won’t let me.
Jul 2022 · 98
A poet’s mind
R L Jul 2022
Thoughts beautifully carved into words that touch the heart,
in a poet’s mind,
what you see is just a part,
of the tangle of feelings,
and trying to find some meaning,
what stays in our minds,
and the ease we seem to find,
in expressing our thoughts,
our thoughts beautifully, carefully, carved into words that touch the heart.
Dec 2021 · 117
my sanity
R L Dec 2021
I’m battling with the thoughts inside my head.

Some want me to live,
and some want me dead.

I keep fighting the anger,
And fighting the dread.

I’m hanging on to my sanity
by the end of a thread.
Nov 2021 · 229
R L Nov 2021
Every day is blurred together,
an hour feels less,
a minute takes forever.
Emotions erased,
feeling confused,
I’m simply nothing,
My life has no use.
Sep 2021 · 920
world of lies
R L Sep 2021
bright faces, darker minds
the path of truth, i've left behind
I only tell myself the lies,
im never living a truthful life

If roses can bloom in a bed of thorns
then i can grow in this hateful world
Sep 2021 · 63
happy days
R L Sep 2021
I’m waiting for the days that I’m smiling again
The days when I feel like I’m living again
With my soul repaired,
Not torn, but free,
I’m waiting for the days I can feel like I’m Me.

I’m waiting for a life that feels like mine,
Not two different lives that have been combined,
No more two-faced, no more lies,
A life where I finally mean the words:
“I’m fine”
Aug 2021 · 25
R L Aug 2021
She said, "I wish I were the clouds, for it's tears are prettier than mine."
He said, "I wish i were the mountains, so i could reach unto the sky."

She said, "I wish I were the sun, so people would miss me when I'm gone."
He said, "I wish I were the forest, so I would be where I'd belong."

She said, "I wish that I were of something that nature withholds,
it's peaceful out there,"

Which is only what she was told.
It all seems infinite,
but we don't know the story behind it.

The clouds, they wander lost,
the mountains want to be stronger,
the sun has no companion,
and the forests wish for forever.
Jun 2021 · 72
peek inside my mind
R L Jun 2021
You probably think you know me,
but you only know what you have heard.
you wish to peek in my mind,
but what you'd see would be absurd.

A thousand words I've spoken,
and the billion left unsaid,
the thoughts that spiral through my mind
when I'm trying to go to bed.

The thoughts that left me empty,
and the others that made me cry,
the words that you had spoken,
to slither into my mind.
May 2021 · 52
R L May 2021
they tell me "be strong, stay resistant,
you should keep up a fight"
but i hide under my sheets at the worst hours of night
i try to be a fighter,
but i do it with my words,
so ill keep writing what i write
in hopes of being heard.
Mar 2021 · 596
R L Mar 2021
drowning in ego,
she tells them lies,
she spreads the evil,
or so she tries

she'd **** for beauty,
and hurt for fame,
she'll make you pity
what she'll never shame
Mar 2021 · 70
R L Mar 2021
Should i listen to my fate,
or my mind?
Feb 2021 · 106
voodoo doll
R L Feb 2021
i throw the object to the floor,
rip out its leg,
and slam it at the door,
cut out its face,
out of anger and rage,
but im still alive,
and the voodoo doll remains,
i scream and yell
and rip it apart,
in attempts of killing
my bitter heart.
Feb 2021 · 102
R L Feb 2021
statue stand, lean and tall,
i wrote the scriptures after all,
solid history to tell the truth,
i've been here forever,
standing beside you.

a thousand years,
of being watched,
no movements made,
no movements taught,
so we stood here forever
and watched us grow old
but we're made of cement
and our hearts made of gold.
Feb 2021 · 365
R L Feb 2021
if i could lay out my sad thoughts,
there'd be valleys of it.
Feb 2021 · 139
R L Feb 2021
can you breathe for the both of us?
Jan 2021 · 108
time moves on
R L Jan 2021
time never stopped,
no matter how hard she tried,
she spent every night crying,
and the time just flew by,
she tried to make it stop,
and got sadder by the minute,
but the world just kept moving,
and time had no limit.
the clocks kept ticking,
and the world kept moving on,
but she was still stuck
at the temporary problems that never seemed to be solved.
time moves on, and so should you
Jan 2021 · 58
R L Jan 2021
i guess the window of opportunities
just shut close,
leaving me with no air to breathe,
but just my thoughts and i
Jan 2021 · 161
"perfect family"
R L Jan 2021
they gather for a picture,
with wide smiles on their faces,
and send the holiday cards
to their cousins and nieces,
"what a perfect family"
they all must think,
but behind the camera
their smiles start to shrink
because they need to stick together
when the family's falling apart,
but the parents get divorced
and the children don't get too far
Jan 2021 · 421
fake happiness
R L Jan 2021
she hides under her bed
and cries herself to sleep,
she wants a happy life,
but she hides what she needs,
though to many she may be joyous
and as many friends she has,
she still needs someone close
which she clearly never had
Jan 2021 · 286
R L Jan 2021
we looked straight at the truth
but only believed it when everyone told us to
Jan 2021 · 421
burnt soul
R L Jan 2021
her soul burnt, charred pieces fell apart,
the flames of the cruel fire seared into her heart,
and what was it made of?
Only what people made of it, as a heartless soul
but she only knew of love and that's all she wanted
until they killed her soul
and buried her ashes.

grown into flowers,
her ashes cried every morning,
they hurt her terribly
but nature has it's consequences
that's what happens when you hurt an innocent soul
Jan 2021 · 93
R L Jan 2021
i've shown pieces of myself to people
but i never let them see the whole picture
Jan 2021 · 304
2021; a new year
R L Jan 2021
it's a new year,
and something i fear,
it may be better
or even worse this year,
let's just pray
that things will be okay
and our families be safe
maybe 2021 won't be that bad
Jan 2021 · 52
just a thought
R L Jan 2021
lying on the grass
beside your pretty face,
we laugh at stupid things,
and freedom at our grace,
we're living how we want to,
and then i grab your hand,
to realise it'll never happen,
it's just a thought again
Jan 2021 · 165
4 walls
R L Jan 2021
4 walls around me,
they start to close in,
i'm feeling insane,
i keep remembering
why i'm here,
i'm all alone,
i die of fear
when i should've known,
4 walls they're pulling in,
i've hurt myself
and i can't win
it's about the consequences of hurting myself
Jan 2021 · 51
R L Jan 2021
my finger reaches out,
as i touch the sunlight,
and the absence of light,
as it creates a silhouette.
i see my shadow
beside nobody else
Dec 2020 · 132
don't leave me
R L Dec 2020
tears of pain and fear,
of losing you here,
and holding on to you,
was never so easy,
i don't want to let go,
so please don't leave me,
in this dark world
you helped me through,
i need your love and protection
so take me with you
letting go of somebody is really hard. :(
Dec 2020 · 64
night air
R L Dec 2020
silver-lined clouds
scream my name,
the moonlight reflects
at the window pane,
the crisp night air
calls me to it
so i step outside
and walk through it
Dec 2020 · 133
R L Dec 2020
anonymous poison,
what did you expect?
there's only one reason,
we let you forget,
but your torture and pain,
was just a game,
now it's our turn to ruin your name,
so be prepared,
for what's to come,
the poison that hides,
what you'll become
Dec 2020 · 33
R L Dec 2020
all around me are masked faces,
they hide in places
where nobody goes,
and walk around fearless,
because nobody knows,
they wish to be normal,
so they cover themselves up,
except everyone's the same,
they just think they're not enough
Dec 2020 · 44
let it all happen
R L Dec 2020
does the wind need to prove it's power,
do the nightingales sing every hour,
do the waters need to flood to show you,
that not everything needs a purpose,
even when it might seem worth it,
the clouds will cover,
the ravens will hover,
the rain will pour,
i'll be at your door
to show you what i mean
when i say, "just let it all happen"
Dec 2020 · 26
R L Dec 2020
sad eyes,
how did i not realise?
it was pain,
regained it,
and it took 100 tries,
to get you to talk,
but how did i not realise?
you were broken,
a token,
to get you to talk,
i should've loved you,
but then you were gone
Dec 2020 · 65
living in the future
R L Dec 2020
living in the future,
i'm thinking about what'll happen next,
my future is up to me,
but my past is full of regret
Dec 2020 · 38
R L Dec 2020
worthless art,
i've got no meaning,
meaningless words,
though i write what i'm feeling,
does that make me useless,
i really don't know,
it's hard to tell when i'm feeling so low
Dec 2020 · 39
R L Dec 2020
I'm waiting for the day i can take control over my life
hard to do with toxic people
Dec 2020 · 38
R L Dec 2020
bruised from your words,
scarred from your hate,
staying up all night,
conversations i recreate,
i think about you,
though you hate me more than ever,
i wanted us to be happy,
but that didn't last forever
Dec 2020 · 38
R L Dec 2020
i can't promise you a happy tomorrow,
but i can promise you happiness today.
Dec 2020 · 47
R L Dec 2020
my nightmares are more realistic than my dreams...
Dec 2020 · 43
worst years of my life
R L Dec 2020
i didn't know
whether to say yes or no,
and when i agreed,
i didn't know
that i was to live the worst years of my life
Dec 2020 · 38
R L Dec 2020
you don't know me
the way you know my smile.
I'm not what i seem,
i'm on a trial,
and so much to hide,
i just hope you see me smile,
when i already cried.

a thousand screams,
yet everyone's deaf,
i'm underwater,
they all left,
cuz i'm hiding it all,
and displaying the smiles,
i've nowhere to go,
sadness and denial.
Dec 2020 · 46
R L Dec 2020
are we devils,
or angels in disguise,
do we hate each other,
or is it all lies?

do we ****
for the pleasure or the fun,
or is it for the angels,
before we become one?
Dec 2020 · 46
R L Dec 2020
tell me how im supposed to love,
if ive never been loved?
Dec 2020 · 51
R L Dec 2020
we taught ourselves to lie,
and always hide our pain,
the elders keep us locked up,
depression on our chains,
we keep our sadness bottled up,
and cry when we're alone,
so how are we the bad ones,
when we don't know where to go?
Dec 2020 · 44
R L Dec 2020
oceans of pain,
our lives remain,
but an illusion,
of fire and rain.

our souls just a story,
our lives,
they get boring,
so we love each other,
then die in vain.
Dec 2020 · 30
R L Dec 2020
call your favors,
ask for more,
beg and plead,
it's what you adore,
on your knees,
give a second chance,
you're no match for me,
i'm the queen of the land
Dec 2020 · 122
R L Dec 2020
she laughed and cried,
she lived then died,
she walked and now flies,
an angel inside,
her soul made of light,
that the people destroyed,
she was once an angel,
but now a devil employed
Dec 2020 · 56
R L Dec 2020
my heart drains,
leaves no water behind,
my arid heart,
my love so dry,
someone please water it,
my body remains,
just a dry soul,
that my heart drains
Dec 2020 · 49
R L Dec 2020
each raindrop,
holding a memory,
as it rolls down my window,
and i seem to adore it
pluviophile; lover of rain
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