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Katie Feb 2019
My tarot deck's box
Might not live to see tomorrow
As it continues to
Tear in the corners
Where I have lovingly
Taped them
Again and again
Back together

If only it were this easy
To tear people apart
And end their relationships
With people who hurt them
Ripping the flimsy tape
Around their hearts
To shreds with a scissor
Or maybe just letting them
Get jostled around in my bag
Until the pressure is too much
And their walls cave in

And I wish it was this simple
To fix relationships
Between two lone hearts
Who truly belong together
But broke up for
God knows what reason
All you'd need is
A kind word or two
Some love songs
Letters from their lover
And a small strip of tape
To mend their broken heart
Poetry Addict Jan 2019
We watched you bleed from the side of the road.
I don’t remember if I felt anything.
I felt a hole where compassion should be.

There was a traffic jam as you paced with your bleeding nose.
You were an animal in the zoo. We all watched you.

There was something like despair in your eyes I felt kindred
To me, human as it was
to be watched bleeding, for others to do nothing.

There was no intent of humiliation: the car windows transformed the road
Into a stage,
Their glass for a TV screen.
Based on Monday's experience of trying to leave the parking lot when I encountered a guy sitting on the pavement blocking the exit bleeding terribly.
You're so quiet now
But they say silence is golden,
So I'll just leave you alone.
Look through the eyes of those who want to help,
but just don't know how to.
Anya Nov 2018
Sometimes,
I just fake it
Cause
It’s easier

Yes,
The test was hard
Even though,
I got a 98%

Yes,
He has a bad personality
Even though,
He’s been nothing less
Than polite
To me

Yes,
She’s so amazing at it
Even though,
I’m not too far behind

Yes,
Their relationship is going to fail
Even though,
I think it’s rude
To gossip
Behind their
Backs


These things...
And more,
It doesn’t
Change
Anything
Even if I explain
Will people even listen?
Care?

So...
I let it be
It’s             Easier
I mean,
Not when it directly hurts
Others
I do have a bottom line

But otherwise...
With shades of gray
Difficult,
To differentiate
Between
  Right
Wrong
  Good
Bad

...

I guess...
I’ll let it be

After all,
It’s


Easier?
Sometimes in life it’s really hard to know when to step in and ne when to mind your own business. And there are times when others naturally believe you agree with them but you’re to tired to explain your specific circumstances to them and just go along with what they say.
Gabriel burnS May 2018
She handpicked the hearts as fruit
And  never said whom she would choose
But  torn they were from their vines
Oblivious to their use
In making finest timeless wine

And only history would know
This taste that would endure the flow
Of time, of memory, and mortal minds,
One destiny, herself, designed
...this one is from 2015, I think...
mysa Apr 2018
Silence locks you in a room full of darkness,
blinding you from the nightmare outside.
It pulls the trigger on the gun,
while vowing it’s okay because you didn’t load it.
It watches as the world burns around the unfortunate
while claiming you didn’t strike the match.

It is too late in the evening to continue to stay
in the shackles of this silence.
The sun is setting, and you can no longer
ignore the irreversible night that threatens
to drown us in its pressing darkness.
We must allow ourselves to shatter its silence.
a poem i wrote for school
Middy Oct 2017
There's a boy being beaten
By with nails and weapons
For no reason
He was only a little different
He was innocent
Yet what do people do about it?
Do they run to help and see what's wrong?

THEY HIDE!
THEY HIDE BEHIND TVS
THEY HIDE BEHIND RADIOS
THEY HIDE BEHIND CAMERAS
VIDEO TAPES AND PHONES
THEU JUST HIDE
AND DONT DO A THING

What about that girl in the video?
Telling stories on paper
With a marker as her voice
Her eyes of sadness
Hidden behind the frame
As she cries
And begs for help

She's dead now
Becuase no one told her
Things would be ok
No one stopped the torment
The embarrassment
The shame

Are you embarrassed now?
Good thing it reminds me of death
Because six million died

BUT NO ONE DID A THING
THEY COULD BE LIVING
THEY COULD BE HAPPY
BUT WE ALL HID
BEHIND RADIOS
AND NEWSPAPERS
AND NOBODY DARED
TO TAKE A STAND
AGAINST THE BULLY
THE MONSTER
THE MURDERER WHO DID THIS
I was extremely frustrated as you can tell.
The first bit about a boy is a real story  about an autistic boy was beaten up by bullies
I can't explain what happened as it's too graphic for me to say and it just breaks my heart. Another bit mentions Amanda Todd who commit suicide after being bullied online. Another mentions things  in World War II when people just hid behind TV screens and did nothing for 6 million Jews were killed in concentration camps by monsters  Who believed in  some stupid lies which causes millions of deaths. Deaths of children who don't even deserve it
I hope you will never go through something like this again
If the world for that matter
Jae Oct 2017
Why do you call them ugly
Why do you put them down
Why does nobody help
Why does no one make a sound

Why do you think you can judge them
Why do you sneer at them in the hall
Why do you treat them so cruelly
When you don't know them at all

Why do you spread rumors
When you know they are not true
Why don't you ever think about
How you would hate it if it were you

Why are you too ignorant
To care how you make them feel
Why are you a heartless thief
Why is it their happiness you steal

Why must you behave this way
You strike others down to build yourself up
Why can't you find other outlets
Why does sadism fill your cup

Why must you take your pain out on others
Why must you hurt people to feel good
Why don't you turn the other cheek
If you opened your eyes you could

Why can't you see their epitaph
And know you'll have no one but yourself to blame
Why don't you realize your wrongdoing
Before it is too late

Why do you think you're untouchable
You don't predict reprisal from those you are nasty toward
I really hope you change your ways
For being a bully will have its just rewards
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