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This story that began with hope I hope will end with hope
Feels hopeless
I gave up looking for answers, now I hope to find a way to cope
Denied access
The last ounce of hope left left when I decided to revisit dope
Again, I retrogress
This cat and mouse between hope and despair is an exhausting trope
I'm breathless
Dark thoughts fill the space left by hope, time to hide the rope
Chased by darkness
I don't even know exactly what sparked this
But I'm sure to end up heartless regardless
That's just me being honest

Jay M Jan 2023
Sitting there
Supporting a friend
Dropping the note
Handing it over
To him...

For a moment
Things are okay
All is still
The storm breaks loose

Bash it against the wall
Punch it, over and over
Then storming away
Pulling off the covers
Throwing it aside

I walk
In the bathroom
Lock myself in the stall
Cornering myself
Curled up
In a ball
Of fear and confusion

This is the world we live in
This is the way things are
I feel it
Hitting me
Knocking me down
Like a wave

Where are my feelings?
Finally showing through
It kills
I destroy what once was

I said I didn't feel it
He felt it too much
I broke him...
I broke him...

Covering my ears
Half an hour later
I am found

"Kid? Kid?"
"Hey, I found her!"
"Hey, it's okay, it wasn't your fault."
"Come here, it'll be okay."

Held by those who love me
This cause
The hurricane
Is loved?

I had a feeling in my stomach that I hated
Hearing it made it lurch
He promised
He wouldn't try
But there they were

They stopped it
Held it together
All let loose
Ran, bolted
Eventually brought away

But what is safe?

Just promise
You won't try again...

Just promise
You'll be okay...

Just promise
You'll move on...

I know he'll never read this
Never see through my eyes
Even so
I care...
Just know I care...
I'm sorry...
I just couldn't live a lie

Crippled by who I am
And what I have become
What I did
It almost cost a life...

- Jay M
May 20th, 2019
(technical errors, oof)
Jeremiah Mhlongo Sep 2022
The whole body is a heart,
The whole heart supplies the body,
Never secure the truth with a lie,
For lies corrupt the whole,
Foundation should be solid and pure,
Every truth from a liar is void,
Here now lays ruins, the body aches,
The heart is sore with its echoes.
Never built what is true with lies, lies will rot the beauty
Kelsey Jan 2022
Remember that all things fade.
All creatures must have an end
To bear new beginnings.
And all new beginnings
Come from resolution.
Have been feeling very critical of myself and my writing lately. But I'm learning from my own characters in my novel.
Madisen Kuhn Oct 2021
I woke up and forgot it was October
On the front steps, I shook a little less
Than the last time we decided to rush
A season, shaking branches and wearing
Sweaters with the sun beating down
Tomorrow, it still won’t feel like home
But I am learning that nothing does
Except for autumn and that first cool morning
Where the air smells like it did when I was ten
Before I knew that life would ever feel as unreal
As it does now, standing on one side of a door
Stirring up the courage to pull it shut
If raindrops are formed from our chats,
The silly memes we sent one another,
Before hating each other became habit,
Surely, it might not rain again. For the better…
Goodbye ex-friend.
qeren Aug 2021
for if one day,
one day,
we're destined to meet again
let's pretend, that you and I,
vous et moi,
are complete strangers

who stumble upon one another for the very first time.

for the history of us,
the you and I of the old renaissance,
the you and I,
who even made Paris and Helen envious

has ceased to exist.
that's what you've always wanted, isn't it?
Lost in my Head Jul 2021
You drag me along
Fields of glass
Pushing my face in the
Shards resembling dirt
To your crystal cliff
Release me down
The spectral drop
Might be beautiful
If it weren’t the end
Man I’ve been going downhill so quickly
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