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The shallow kisses onto my hair
Damp or dry, you never care
The hugs you randomly give
At night, I would relive
The small talks we make
Once it starts, there never is a break
Your laugh even at the lamest jokes I tell
Your reaction after realizing you fell
For yet another silly game
Amusing, how it always end up the same
The cringe, most of the time, we get
As you start your pick up line, that's outdated 
This list could go on at least a dozen more line
All of what I'd miss aside from you and this bliss combine
Once you finally break away, see through everything well
Escape from as what you call it, sometimes, A spell.
Where have all the good girls gone?
The ones who prefer brains to brawn.
Today's girls seem to like tattoos;
They like bad boys who bring bad news.

When I grew up the girls were classy.
They were smart and kind and super sassy.
But now they're shallow and superficial;
They're so covetous and artificial.

Love should be about heart and soul.
About the truth that makes us whole.
Forget Facebook and Instagram;
Just talk to me: I'm an old school man.

©canadian_cowboy
I wonder when I’ll stop
looking for approval
under the sand
buried like your heads
I wonder if I’ll ever live my life
in honor of me
instead of
in spite of you
I’ve splashed in these shallow lagoons
and climbed these trees a million times
but I don’t belong here
because a purpose for someone like me
is too colossal to be contained on land
So I sail away from the island you’re all sired to
and I find bliss in the places you’ll never go
I drop my anchor
where the tides are high
and the minds are open
It’s a shame you’ll never experience this beauty
because you’re too afraid of drowning

- Shallow
Carmen Jane Sep 12
Always wanting to say something
Breath, breath, and take a break!
You left as soon as I open my heart,
You wiped the tears and you left one streak

Shallow listening, that's what you gave me
I thought was enough until I felt the pain
It was like a cut, deep in my heart
That was squeezed by your rusted chain

Swallow the pride, give another chance
Say it again, repeat every word
I saw a flickering hope as you cared
To wait until I played my last chord

Sleep tight, I'll stay a bit more awake
I'll think about another tomorrow
I'll stay for our memories sake
I'll wait until it fades today's sorrow
daph Sep 10
dont

ever never

say you love me

when you cant even

take a glimpse of me
Psh cramming is life rn
Kansha Betha Aug 25
I mistaken you
as a shelter
of withering petals
you put them up the ground
caressing each and every one
just to lay all of them
on top of your rotting bed

I mistaken you
as a sovereign
of kingdom come
sit on the polished throne
presented with a crown
only to be unveiled
upon your counterfeit

I mistaken you
as genuine devotion
a failure to perceive
your caress and throne
was only as shallow
as your devilish lust
and your outmost pride
Nadia Aug 4
She might be beautiful
On the outside

Hair, makeup, false smiles
Perfectly applied

She reflects warmth
Taking credit for stolen heat

She claims to protect
But she welcomes their defeat

A symbol of humanity
Though she possesses none

Propping up evil incarnate
Isn't a job for just anyone

NCL August 2019
KM Hanslik Aug 2
I could stick a knife
into the mud beneath the surface of your personality
(shallow)
And the depth of your promises
wouldn't even be enough to rust the blade,
so why does it feel like I'm drowning
when your words are so ******* empty
that I couldn't even wash my hands clean
whatever, the water looks ***** anyway.
How come the crowd watches me but never shows it supports,
I scream and scream till reality just contorts,
But they muffle my voice with headphones and pretend everyone's happy...

Suffocated on isolation led to my tragedy.
Casualties happen when voices are left unheard.
Questioning impact because the water was shallow, and no one would say a word.
But they watch afar, partying together, is it our fault?

Wheeling in third, active insult, feels like an assault.

How can i exist in a crowd, and yet i still feel unheard...


Can I even do anything about it...?
Am I a puzzle piece that could fit...?
Paras Bajaj Jun 27
the smile on your face,
it doesn't look so real.
your heart looks like
an empty space;
do you remember
how to feel?

the small lies in your big eyes,
I don't believe what they say.
do you even have any friends
or you pushed them all away?

the softness in your voice,
it sounds heavy to my ears.
how long do I have
before you disappear?
P.B
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