They can tell their little girl's doing it again
Floating on her raft bed,
Drifting in the open water
Navigating harsh turns

Fingering the water as she's swallowed into darkness
An extension of the yearning
She holds underneath her rib cage
Her parents say they understand

Build her self expression between bars
Hoping in a corner for someone to come explain
Leave her in the moonlight tell her
She can't masturbate

She may wonder why most of her adult life
She can never see the stars that others see
With bitten lip behind their eyes

It's too late
But is it too late
to learn
about the space you take?
It's too late
But is it too late
to kiss
yourself til you get love?

even if it has to be pulled through sheets to your toes
even if you have to scream a summoning call
and wriggle through the tingles crawling
up your bed legs
Sage May 4
Empty lockers
Empty heart
Lost friend
Tears shed
Missed calls
Lost words
Thank You
Jean Sharlot Apr 26
Out of the blue sky
in the peak of summer season
on my busy hours
we cross our path again.

I'm still the girl you met,
but there's a lot of things happened
and you are a little bit forgotten
or maybe not you, but the pain I felt.

It feels great to see how I've grown
with those heartaches that I endure,
those tears that made me paralyze
and the memories that I seize with you.

Maybe were not meant to be together
were just build to be friends
but thank you for the pain,
it made my heart stronger.
Romann Apr 24
I used to be lost
People would ask me “What do you want to do later?”
I couldn't answer them.
I hadn't a clue.

As time passed, this decision started becoming imperative.
I still wasn't certain.
But that's when I saw my mistake: I wasn't looking at the present.
I was looking at the future.

I mustn't worry about money, or appearances.
I must do what I want. I must act on my talents.
People will support me in what I do;
I will carve my own path.

Be it my family, always supportive,
Her, my inspiration, my muse,
My friends, these people behind usernames I have never met...
I thank you all for making my art my calling.

You made me confident.
Thank you all. It may seem like I'm overreacting, but the comments, likes and loves you leave are always really appreciated! It's more than I could've ever asked for.
japheth Apr 18
no matter how bad
our ending was,

from the
of my heart,

i’m glad
you gave me

the courage

to move forward.
Bella S Apr 17
You are saying I am cruel
I bet you even care
Yes I am rude and also somewhat mean
Because I am a thunderous sea trying to calm the hurricane of your betrayal going inside me
You think I don't know
that you're the one spreading the rumors
Thank you for sharing with the world your opinion of me

I was not like this before
You loved me, you stood up for me
Making my already hard life somewhat nice
It's you who forced my mind
To shut the windows of my demons
but then, they finally convinced you.
these people, you call your friends.
stole me from my happiness and rid you of your love for me.
and from that day on I have thanked you, for making me a stronger person, for making me hate you, for making my life; a living hell.
Thank you for allowing me to be a part of you
Thank you for letting me vent
Thank you for letting me explore my creativity
Above all
Thank you to everyone posting their struggles
Helping total strangers without realizing it
That’s love
For now I’m signing off
I’ll be back.
Sooner rather than later
Bella Apr 16
I think sometimes my nose is pulled so high into the air that I am a skyscraper
that my ears hear only Birds
that my skin feels only wind
but my ears
that is not what they hear

they hear
“hey baby”
“damn... girl...”
“What u doin all alone”

my skin-
feels their hands
feels their selfish - dominance
their greed, for my, body

so my nose, goes higher up.
while my heart, sinks further down
I cannot ignore their words,
or rather, I should not ignore their words for my own protection
because that makes me feisty
makes me unattractive
makes me stingy
to withhold myself from their, greedy, hands
so I must respond
or at least acknowledge
be confident
be ignorant
pretend you didn't know it was anything more than a compliment
flash them a smile
continue walking

and Oh...
don't forget to say
thank you.
this isn't to say everyone on the streets makes me feel this way, or that there aren't kind/appropriate ways to deliver genuine compliments. It's just to express what I just began to understand about myself to be my second nature.
Gemma Apr 3
Arms entwined
Reminding people that we are better than their best
We are happier than the rest of the boldly bland humanity who proudly title themselves normal
Who only take a stand when they have a crowd
And grow scared of our abnormality so they tell us that we are awful
But who cares ?
You're careless attitude contrasts with my careful personality
But then you end up reminding me
That we are all judged
So breathe in the scent of happiness
Taste the sound of laughter
Live a little out of your personal bubble
Cause you'll always be there to comfort my struggles
And  the smile you perfectly display stops my worries and converts me to a life with less troubles
You are home
You are loveable
To a close friend
From a grateful gal
poet Mar 29
she is beautiful
she is
she's helping me out of a dark pool
she may be mine.

i don't know
if i want her like that,
or just as friends.
either way would be nice.

i love her so much,
but i don't know
which way.
there are so many lanes to take,
but i am one car,
and one car only.

all i need to know,
is that i love her.
and she's my best friend,
or something.
i think
that's that.
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