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Zack Ripley Apr 2019
I want to tell a story but I don't know where to start.
See, I've kept the words hidden.
Locked away inside my heart.
Waiting for the day that you come find me.
Waiting for the day you rescue me from the darkness in my heart. Yeah, I know you'll set me free.
Free from all the doubts and lies I thought I had to tell myself.
So worried about the thoughts and words from everybody else.
It took me years to understand that life is not a race.
If you make your own path and stay with it,
someday you'll find your place.
I don't want to wait anymore.
I don't want to feel I've wasted my life
waiting for a fantasy that may never be real.
I want to prove I can be happy without you by my side
so I'll give it one last shot and tell the story of the time I tried
Jordan Hudson Aug 2019
You were so fake
My time you take
My future at stake
You were the fish
I was the bait
I was never late
I was played
And I stayed
I should've left
Better off that way
You hurt my heart
You hurt my brain
I tried to heal your pain
You through in my face
Glad you gone
Moving on
I was always in the wrong
It went on too long
Moving on
This song
Will explain
And show you real pain
You caused
At my expense a cost
Messages we sent dreams lost
A future we had
But I'm glad
I stopped
I tried to end it twice
I didn't take advice
I sacrificed my time
And soon my whole life
I'm over you
I'm done
Never going back
I'll make stacks
None for you
I'll share with another
A better lover
A real lover too
None for you
You lied, I tried
You lied, I tried
Don't ever say
I wasn't there
I cared
Arke May 2019
I don't dance, I said
But my love for you is greater
Than my need to not embarrass myself
What is love without vulnerability
So I danced that night
As best as I could
Pretended we were the only ones
Left in that speakeasy
The live music echoing through my body
The alcohol moving through my veins
And I don't dance
But maybe for one night
I can be the kind of person who does
The kind of person who lets loose
Twirls without care and loves their body
Despite awkward hips
Legs that stall and ****
But tonight, I can become someone new
Who lets themselves go uninhibited
Who unapologetically twists and twirls
Who shakes out the day, so tonight,
I do dance - but maybe just with you
Tanya Louise Mar 2019
In that moment we are hopeless.

When we seek attention.

We are devoid of the fact that we'll never be seen.

We'll get to explore the unknown with thoughts that make us sin.

We expose us to gain.

In the end all we get is pain.

We seek attention.

Believing we'll be noticed.

Constantly wanting the fame.

We forget what we wanted to get noticed.

In the end, all respect is lost.
Lucio Dec 2018
Hey you, I have so much I want to say since you went away
I wanted to tell you I'd have gone with you on that day;
But it would have been awkward for you and your family
So, I bit my tongue, to prevent me from being that anomaly :

So I just told you, I loved you as my heart hit the ground
And now I'm left with so many regrets with you no longer around;
It's so hard to get up without you
Knowing that I could have made a difference, what was I to do:

So I continue to write these seemingly useless messages on your phone
Hoping to let you know that I never truly left you alone;
I want to be the one that helps turn that darkness to light
As I hold you in my arms I'll whisper in your ears that it'll be alright:

Instead I settled for goodbye and good night
I try to not be sad, and realize that life goes on but it isn't right;
And I never wanted you to have to do this by yourself
I worry are you eating, sleeping well… I care about your health:

You're everything I ever wanted, you’re the best I've ever had
And it's killing me that you're struggling alone broken, beaten, and  sad;
As a poet I have a gift for words, but that day I just couldn't find them
But if I had just said let me come with you, it would have been worth more than gold or the brightest gem:

I know you'll miss your brother  and you never got a chance to say goodbye
And if you could stop time and hit rewind you'd try;
Wondering what it'll be like at family get togethers’ with one more empty space
With people constantly saying , not to be sad he's in a better place:

I hate that saying, how can anyplace other than with family be called heaven
But what more can anyone say, when they're all struggling with a bit of depression;
And when they show pictures you think those'll fade too, but remember memories are forever
He'll always reside in your heart, to be cherished like the biggest chest of treasure:

And it's difficult to remember when things were so simple and pure
And the loss of another loved one was something you never thought you'd endure,
Life it seems is just a void with empty promises and lies
These are the thoughts we all have when someone we love dies:

And there really is no justification for our loss so we mourn
Little do we know that with each loss of life a new part of us is born;
And it may be a juxtaposition of our former-self and ideals
But that change helps us evolve  and become more real:

Because without any loss of life we would take most things in life for granted
And sadly, the real world is far from magical and enchanted;
Yet all of my advice, and my thoughts are mine and mine alone
Because I am here and you are there, so I keep on writing to atone:

Yet, this isn't the first time you've gone radio silent
You always seem to shut the world out and keep everything from me private;
How can I be the one you say you want to spend your life with
When you shut me out, doors are bolted and I'm no locksmith:

I wish I was so I could try  and pick the lock to your heart and your mind
Would all the answers to my questions be what I'd find;
So I ask myself, where are you, where are you now?
I wonder how this torture is something I'd allow:

I gave you all my affection, just for a moment of your attention
And I wonder,  who could love a man like me as I stare at my reflection;
Just know that every word I wrote for you in my songs or poems were true
I've tried to tend to our dying love, but there's nothing left I can do:

As I cry I realize that every tear is a memory of what we had
It seems we're heading our separate ways, how did this go from good to bad;
I know all my thoughts may to you seem cynical
But I think if we're going to survive all of this we'll need a miracle:

So sick of throwing all my wishes down a well
I over slept, wake up,  my dreams are visions of hell;
And who's the one that you have comforting you..
So sick of apologies, why say sorry when it isn't true;

I thought I had the time to spare but I'm tired of wasting all my time
And you taking my heart for yours was the perfect crime;
I feel like I've died a thousand deaths from all the lies
I thought you'd like to know that I'll always love you but I'll be fine:

And now that I'm alone I know where I'm meant to be
Because love at first told me that you were what I need;
Like Front Porch Step said **** you stupid girl why wont you drop your guard
It's a barrier I was never able to crack and I feel something that will never fall apart:

My knuckles are broken and bleeding from all of my attempts
Well I know I've done wrong, I'm a reject all alone that is something I accept;
But at least I can say I ******* tried as we both move on
Because I'm heading in the other direction, what's the point in waiting you're already gone:
Maria Land Oct 2018
So I tried everything you asked,
I tried so hard I don't think I've ever tried this hard in my whole life,
I don't think I'm ever going to make it to where you want me, and I don't think it's fair that you only love me if I climb there,
At what point do I give up and accept that you're just an evil person?
Arke Jun 2018
we'll make love on the shore
beneath the trees of sycamore
a lilac scent in the air
my fingers run through your hair
your mouth leaves marks on my skin
I can't suppress a silly grin
I feel your hand run up my thigh
my legs open, your reply
and as the tide begins to shift
your mouth gives a splendid gift
all at once, I feel you tense
your love for me, too immense
once you have come inside
and after you are satisfied
I feel your tongue further down
in this pleasure, I could drown
I'll ride the waves and let go
my heart is now set aglow
so let's make love by the shore
and I'll feel you in me once more
I attempted rhyming **** with limited success.
everly Apr 2018
Is what you are
you drive me to the moon
I can’t stop thinking about you
inspired by APriCoT. Cinquain poem
Mirage Dec 2017
I turn to see a void
Past the darkness is a door
I hear faint laughter behind the door
I jump into the void in an attempt to gain access to the door
I hold my breath but its not enough
Now I sit here hearing the laughter behind my door
This was supposed to be about attempting to unlock someone's true personality hidden behind pain but instead you become consumed yourself,
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