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Irene May 2016
it's so easy to get caught up in the future or the past, but it's important to be fully present in the now. as cheesy as it sounds: don't focus on the negative. think positive! what we put into our minds and what we think really does affect how we behave and act. so weed out the negativity, and learn to be grateful for what you do have than what you don't have.
5/18/16 in a stressful time right now, but learning to breathe and focusing on the positive.
Felicia C  Jul 2014
Felicia C Jul 2014
date a boy who owns a sewing machine
and takes you to feminist modern art exhibits

date the son of a librarian
who can tell you all your favorite stories
while you fall asleep

date a boy who wears a chalkboard helmet
to ride a motorcycle to the top of the mountain
to see the city lights

date a boy who follows you up mountains
to kiss you in the wind
and run his hands through your hair

and date a boy with glasses
who pushes them up on the bridge of his nose
after he kisses you

your voice still sounds like flowers
but now your hands feel familiar
January 2014
chasing vapors May 2016
just because
it doesn't leave
a single line
doesn't mean
it's not a poem

just because
it doesn't rhyme
doesn't mean
you're not a poet

because a poem
is not merely
about the style
but solely
about the soul
Alex DeLarge  Nov 2013
Alex DeLarge Nov 2013
Dream deferred, seek the best, expect the worst,
Drop a verse, quench the thirst, contain the verbs.
Met a broad that caught my gaze,
Eyes are sharp, the grasp's a craze, just a phase?
Love the laugh, equal math, hope to last,
Prepared to crash, thick skin to absorb the blast.
Take the ride, enjoy the highs, loathe the lows,
Dismiss the blows, welcome the lesson as knowledge grows.
Stand alone while youth is lost within the phone,
Watch the tone, write a poem, feed the dome.

*I stand at arm's length watching your dying silhouette, hoping you'd find a better reason for me to interject// I kind of like it here in the cold remnants of what use to be, reminds me of me//
sayona  May 2015
note to self
sayona May 2015
i may have never been good enough for you,
but i sure as hell will be good enough for myself.
never again will i let anyone eradicate my self confidence
right before my very eyes
and never again will i succumb to trying to living up to anyone's standards besides my own.
especially to that of a boy.
i can't make your body ache to intertwine with mine,
neither can i be your muse,
and neither can i make your heart go into cut time every time i'm near.
but the good thing is,
it doesn't matter.
you can't force pieces that don't fit
and you just can't force feelings that aren't there.
Yes, you made a
wrong choice, but
that doesn't mean
you are a bad
In order to heal and start a new beginning, you have to forgive yourself for the past choices you have made. It does not define you, always remember that.
Ili Norizan  May 2016
Ili Norizan May 2016
It's easy to fall for the sea,
For it opens up to you,
Its feelings you can see,
For it's multiple shades of blue;

It's easy to want to fly,
For it takes you places so high,
The many levels of the blue sky,
You'd be too happy you'd die;

It's easy to love another,
Their faces and phases a wonder,
But to love yourself takes forever,
When it should've been easier.

Cheyenne W Sep 2014
Write about how you have a list in the back of your mind of all the places you can go to eat without having to talk to anyone
Write about how her eyes are the color of the way she takes her coffee
Write about how you feel driving passed her exit, and not getting off
Write about how your blood burns beneath your skin some nights and only cold metal will sooth it
Write about how your lungs feel like they’re filled with water, and you can’t breathe without someone sleeping next to you
Write about how some days your hands shake so bad, you have to stay home.
Write about how your scars look like tally marks and how you wish you could erase them.
Write about how you feel empty, no matter how full you are
Write about how the thought of winter slowly approaching terrifies you
Write about how you’re aging but not actually growing up
Write about how you want to be better, for yourself and for others
Just. Fucking. Write.
Jerielle Lasac  Mar 2015
Jerielle Lasac Mar 2015
Whenever I feel the distance
In times my heart longs love a lot
Remind me to take a while to glance
To what matters most and to what this is about

Whenever my heart is searching
Let it be a time for me to seek You
Keep me from the things that are luring
Fix my eyes on what is true

Remind me we are not really apart
Whenever it feels like a hard pruning
May You keep me still, my Lord, and steady my heart
I trust in You that Yours is the best way of learning
for not knowing what
you did not know
before you
It is okay, it is okay to forgive yourself. You deserve so much happiness and less agony.
Kojo  Nov 2014
Cliché Depression
Kojo Nov 2014
Note to self,
Writing about slit wrists, night terrors, or a chain of mental illnesses,
is not poetry.
You're venting.
It's not wrong, but it's not poetry.
You aren't the first or the last to go through shit.
And even though knowing that doesn't make depression hurt any less,
don't try and create a pedestal out of your problems.
Use the platforms and devices that are helping you vent,
instead be the means to help find a solution.
Afterwards, put that progressive period
and those months of emotional cultivation into words.
That's poetry.
Understand your place in the human lineage.
Compare yourself to those before you.
Realize the audacity in calling yourself depressed.
Step up and step into your greatness.
I don't even think depression can be cliche. It's original to the person going through it. It just sounded cool as a poem title.
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