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Pure of Stars Aug 2018
this dry lump in my throat leaves a sickly uneven thought in me
each word i’ve ever swallowed down gathering up into a ball
and with one more word
i’ll explode
Druzzayne Rika Aug 2018
on dawn


another one

each beat
no winning
sara May 2018
Never had to lift a finger,
your hands lay in your lap;
occasionally strummed on an old guitar.
It was easy for you like that.

Whilst I ran rings around you
'til I got dizzy and sick,
gave every word up in mind until
I had no mind left to think.

It's not as if you asked me to.
You barely said a word.
Sometimes I'd speak,
sometimes I'd sing; never too sure if you'd heard?

I loved til I was black and blue
without much right or reason to.
I loved you soft like morning dew.
You'll fool me once but never two.
time flies
Gabriel burnS Jul 2017
Arrhythmia is…
Wondering if next time your heart skips two beats in a row. (translating into “don’t hold your breath for a 3rd one, they just cancelled that show)
Feeling the (ribcage) prisoner starting riots with potential fatalities
Seeing your time so far as “oh well I’ve had a good run, though;
not hall of fame worthy but still, got decades in tow”
Forgetting all about poetry.
Re-syncing your breathing.
Feeling pathetic.
Not missing anything.
Wanting control.
My heart doesn’t love me enough
Despite the fact that I love you all.
just a feeling
Summer Michelle Jan 2016
I'm at a loss for words
It's like you took them from me
With the last glance you shot me,
And replaced them with the pain
I didn't expect from losing you.

This is my first breakdown
Four months after you walked away
I'm mourning you,
No words exchanged.

Left with
Unanswered questions
And unreturned feelings

I still love you
ZainaMusic Aug 2015
Come taste
my dark side
come feel
the raw
my flaw

i’m revealing
my secret
I don’t fear
you are near
i can hear
the breath
you take
i cannot fade
It is me
come feel
i got
nothing to hide

By: ZainaMusic
misplacedpens Aug 2015
my journal was dedicated to you
a proclamation of
how i adored your smile
how your touch set me on fire
how every minute spent together left me craving
more and more and more of you
rushed scribbles
describing how your eyes searched my soul
and left me wanting nothing more than a look at yours
filled every empty space
my ink bled your praises
line upon line quote the love you claimed
pages were filled with promises you made in a drunken state
my journal was a tribute to you
a celebration of you
a monument
to you
and yours didn't even mention my name
Chano Williams Apr 2014
I drive away
and you come along
I suggest you stay,
but you sing the song,
drowning out my voice
with your own
We played this same game
at your home
Our lives are set
on the same path
Neither one of us
are willing to go last
Together we discover
what lies beneath
Open like the ocean,
swimming so deep

We can't leave
these shared memories
They don't belong to you
They don't belong to me
We are so right
We are so strong
We are so weak
We are so wrong

You move away
I move with you
Why do we stay?
We haven't a clue
So many chances we had
to disconnect,
but all those times
we weren't ready yet
Now that we're older
things have turned around
I fell off the cloud
and I'm coming down
is what you've been
Now I'm ready
to be a friend

We can't leave
these shared memories
They don't belong to you
They don't belong to me
We are so right
We are so strong
We are so weak
We are so wrong

We try so hard
to grow apart
without a clue
of where to start
Nothing can change
unless we let it
We can't drive away
until we get in
We're letting go
at our own pace
Allowing a chance
to create space
When we depart
I know we'll understand
It's just the cards
dealt from our hands
High school poem

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