Four kings rode in with strings and skins to bring salvation to me on the streets of New Year's Eve. My friend would lend contents of bookends that induced solutions to a common teenage problem. I became incepted and indebted to the greatest escape artist, plus drowned-out voice who talked me through the agony of lonesome pains. Though association fades, those days still replay in heavy bass, or on the screaming face of a DVD case. But when handshakes are met with drunken compliments, it makes me question what it all meant. Veins no longer contain baselines or nets because the rent doesn't even cover travel expense. There are hotel pillars in a lake up town, tacky Christmas decs have been taken down, while two Jags are parked up outside dad's house. The nice-eyed lad, Welsh running track, smiling dancer and security-defying chap in a flat cap keep me from collapse. As the album dies, benign podcasts thrive. Franchise rise, repeated lines, gym life, energy drink lies and paper bag highs make laugh-cry emojis hard to find. With Wi-Fi or offline.
Poem #25 from my collection 'A Shropshire Grad'. On not fitting in.
Emoji here 😃 Emoji there 😥 Emoji ******* every where 😠 😷 🙏 🔫 🔪 💘 If you want to see my 🍆 Send me a picture of your 🍉 🍉 And then I can go into the 🚿 Wont come out for half an ⏰ And if you think this poem is 😄 Well then your out look on life is 🌞
Tigers are dope I want two tattooed on my back Oh snap... Really? I want one on my thigh **** that's wack Copying me No no it's not for you it's for me Right just like my so called stupid heart emojis Why are you mad I just like the idea You like that idea and a million more Such a ******* ******* ***** Don't snap on me for something so small So I send heart emojis, you're lucky I text you at all
I know we've lost emotions We've reached a higher level of interaction but it takes more than time to show our emotion in emoticon Like laughter is just a click away 72 different reactions all a smile face while we blindly display these and somehow still feel out of place
We arr more than signs Emojis and emoticons A higher of communication And somehow it still gets lost in translation
But im sitting dowb typing out how i feel without a doubt
Almost asleep when my phone ticked; 'A notification,' it says. Your name was there, you liked my photo. And my stomach drowned in butterflies-- Scratch that--moths, surely they're moths. Stronger, buzzier, like your power To occupy and stay in my brain With that single heart emoji beside your name. Thinking that the double tap Is as if you love me just the same.