Distant memories feel like dreams Thoughts of back then put me to sleep My old friends, the stars who look down Have even forgotten I still exist now Can I forget i still exist now? Can we just go on existing now?
I don’t care who sees or stares at me I just want someone who’s there for me Someone who will stop and stare Not look away and doesn’t care
This stupid town can go **** itself now These ******* people can go away now I just want to watch the stars And greet them as old friends On the hood my mom’s car But i’ve seen how it ends
Ordinary words in ordinary order Slouch across the page unnoticed Mundane metaphors and trite observations Destroy catch phrases with every old saw Memes are dragged behind overused hashtags Until they morph into yesterday’s news Dusty and bent and soiled on the edges Same ole rehash of the same ole crap Whitewashing the fence of involvement The old wive’s tales are alternative facts That dance to the tune of an illiterate piper In a boring routine choreographed by A sullen pre-teen who finds herself grounded.
Wherever you’re going, You can’t get there from here. ljm
Took 5th place honorary mention is a very small local poetry contest with 4 of the poems I posted here that got the most likes. Depressing to say the least. No point singing if no one likes your voice.
Will the vibrations my footfalls make - make a difference? Will they leave anything behind for the bugs and the rats in the ground? The grit - What will be left where my footprints sit? Scuffs, scratches - Or maybe I'll make the ground smooth where I walk When I talk - Do my words matter? Will the things I say shatter - Or create something new? Will I leave a trail - Or will I simply make a trail for someone else? Does my foot tapping - To other people's art - Count as my own? Or am I just a collection of reactions? Unable to make others react?
Other people play piano Other people sing I can't do either I can't do nothing I can't do a single thing
Other people paint a picture Other people dance I've tried, I've failed I can't do nothing