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Tonight, painted frogs
Hop from frame to frame, gliding
On clouds like water


Tonight, they fished for
The moon; paint brushes paddled
Their way in the sky


Tonight, fantasy
Took over so I wouldn't
Have to say goodbye--

All feedback is welcome!!
I am a disaster
You better run faster
if you don't want to be pulled down the misery hole
These words are all unspoken
It's worse than being broken
living is a mystery fall

So don't you stay still
keep climbing up the hill
You don't want to be near this mess
Follow your wild instincts
Be driven by your feelings
That way you might escape the stress

Maybe one day you will save me
but today it's not the time
so don't look behind you and stay on the line
a polkadotted
napkin
full of problems
tied to a stick
slung across
my shoulder

strutting
stubbornly
from one place
to another

never questioning
why I bother
meandering
all over

a runaway
to sunny beaches
gloomy cities
far off reaches
of far earth

with stars poured
in my eyes
and hard-earned
pennies in
my purse

hoping that
this time will
be different

it couldn't
be worse

?


©2018 Adelaide Heathfield
Ever the escapist. Seeing new places with rose-colored glasses. Believing that everything will be better "over there". But forgetting to deal with my problems before I leave.
“I can’t  b  r  e  a  t  h  e.  You’re trying to sheathe me from the world. But I just want  to scream and flee. I want to leave, I want to escape. I don’t want to be bounded, I don’t want to be caged. But your muscles are possessive, hands like shackles and ribs encasing and engaging. Your scent clings to my finger and your embracement breaks my bones. Your words make decisions for me, exerting boundaries onto me. You’re stifling my breath and suffocating me. You want my blood to move at your accord. But I am drowning, choking and gasping. You’re pushing me away by entitling me. Your possessiveness knows no limits as you become invasive. You say it’s just because you love me, that you would go beyond any limit; but it’s obsessive. I feel like I am on a leash. I am no longer my own person, but a puppet to my master. A land to your dominian.”

- Beautiful Sensitive Soul
Do you not realize
she left even though she still loved you?
She doesn't message anymore
because she fears
to be hurt at your hands
and broken by your words.
Jaine 7d
You took it away
My sweetest escape
Now I’m done
My hope is gone
You took the best of me
Now I yearn to leave
My love is left behind
Now all I do is cry
It took me a life time
To find my escape
Then you stripped it from my hands
Now all I live for is the day I’m no longer here
The written word,
The smitten hurt,
Dance hand in hand,

Step to the silent beat,
Wave your hands at the paper white,
Send me write to my dreams,

~Robert van Lingen
Jen Snow Feb 16
They think

I
Run
Cross
Country
For
Sport

But
I
Have
A
Secret

I
Run
From
What’s
Behind
Me

I
Run
From
What
Is
Past

I
Run
To
Forget

I
Run
To
Be
Normal

I
Run
To
Belong

But even then I stand out

Something funny
‘Bout
That
Girl

Awkward
Shy
Stumbling
Words
Nervous
Laugh

Who cares

She
Can
Run

And so I do

I
Run
Until
I can’t
Feel
Anything
Anymore

5 Miles
10 Miles
13 Miles
15 Miles

24 Miles on a treadmill
To see if I could

I
Could

But eventually
You have to
Stop
Running

No outrunning my past

Not even
Flo Jo
Is
That
Fast
Natalie Feb 13
After I close my eyes
theres nothing there
just like I’m suspended
in dark
in quiet
like being underwater
except if I close my eyes
long enough
I don’t remember anything
I pass time
unaware
like time doesn’t exist
from one waking moment
to the next
and if the waking moment
is too much for me to bear
I just close my eyes again
and drift off to the quiet
nothingness
Thats what it was like
when my dreams left
I could finally escape
from feeling everything all at once
no more waking crying
from dreams that I wanted to be real
no more waking
panicked from things
I was afraid were real

just nothing
nothing
Mystic Ink Feb 12
10%-20% smile, if someone urges
30% smile, uncertainty exists
40% smile, escape the secrets
50% smile, a beautiful feel
60% smile, a flow of fuel
70% smile, a time to catch
80% smile, a beautiful truth
90% smile, about to blast
100% smile, tears in the eyes.
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