PrttyBrd  Jan 2015
Grounded
PrttyBrd Jan 2015

My wings have been broken repeatedly
Though healed
I remain on a golden perch
Afraid to flap my wings
Afraid of the pain of trying
Afraid to fail
Afraid that someone might see
I'm completely defective
So, I sit pretty on my golden perch
Flightless
Without a cage

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raingirlpoet  Sep 2014
grounded
raingirlpoet Sep 2014

i said i'd fly
just wait and see
i didn't realise
i didn't have wings

i said i'd run
far away from my past
i should have known
i'd never be fast

enough for myself
or enough for the world
i'd never be enough
of anything or
for anyone

i said i'd jump
right off a cliff
they said yeah right
and didn't hear me slip

Allison McDonald Dec 2014

My head is full of helium,
Drifting, accidentally into an infinite abyss.

Annoying voices (my own?)
And a sharp shortage of that vital air.

Only,

You (and that strong body)
Hold onto me, and not just
By the foot.

You hold me, smiling,
Arms wrapped 'round,
And sustain me in mid-air.

So, thank you.

winter  Nov 2015
grounded
winter Nov 2015

i lost my mind long ago
all the rest has been a show
i think you knew, though.

you knew what i liked about you,
and you liked my upside down view
and that was enough for me to pursue.

but soon enough
things again got rough
and i just wish you would call my bluff

i would be that cliche
'i'm absolutely fine'
and you would say
'i don't believe you this time,
i know you're walking a fine line'

but thats not how this goes
i keep myself in a perfect pose
and try to stay normal, i suppose.

how selfish i've been
to not see the fragility behind your grin
or notice you growing so thin

i've been trying to find a way to say
how sorry i am i wasn't there when you swayed
or to keep you from starting to fray

and i truly hope i am not too late
but i know you couldn't really wait
just for me to say i relate

i really hope you don't hate me yet
i still haven't payed my debt
i just don't want to forget...

i lost my mind long ago
but with you i was still able to glow
i just really hope you know

that through my view,
i still like everything about you

she lets my heart beat, and my soul breathe; im not exactly sure what that means.
Ashly Kocher Apr 12

Open my eyes
Put my feet on the ground
Stand outside not hearing a sound
The smell of rain tickles my nose
As the sun peaks out of the clouds as it arose
I stand here in silence reflecting on life
Only to feel a presence by my side
I can only hope that it was my dad
Making me feel grounded and telling me "today is your day, don't be sad"
Sad that I'm not here with you anymore
Always remember your my "baby girl"

Stuck,
On a pivot,
Round and round,
Turning,
Turning,
Bound.
Winding,
Winding,
A strand,
Of fibery, coarse, fabric,
Around,
Shoulders,
Chest,
Hands,
Knees,
Feet,
Bound.
BounĀ­d.

Jose Remillan  Oct 2013
grounded
Jose Remillan Oct 2013

we're
trees
dreaming
for
sky,
yet
when
uprooted
we'll
die

10W Poetry
QC Phil
10.11.13
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