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  Jul 2016 Talula
A poet's heart isn't like any other...
It's the tears that trickle with radiance through words.
     It's a treasure trove that hides but longs to
     be found.
          It's a book shelved high that wants to
          be read.
               It's the freest of all birds caged but

A poet's heart isn't like any other...
It doesn't beat to the capable strokes of the artist.
     It doesn't pump in the most vibrant of
          It doesn't wield a paintbrush to
          translate its thoughts.
               But it can see through the eyes of

A poet's heart isn't like any other...
It doesn't conform to the conventional parameters of lyrics.
     It doesn't bind itself to the requirements
     of musical harmony.
          It doesn't follow the conventions of
               But it sings its voice loud without
               restrictions of melody...

A poet's heart isn't like any other...
It's an open secret, that whispers in metaphoric codes.
     It's an exploding universe, that merges
     back into galaxies.
          It's a sought after painting, that boasts
          of unfathomable beauty.
               It's an everlasting song, that echoes
               within the poet that embodies...
Dedicated to all of you...

If you're reading this...
This is for you...
  Jul 2016 Talula
Cloak of invisibility...
Render me unseen.
As I tremble with the fury of
a thousand downfalls
and untimely disappointments.
Let the complacent eye
merely skim the surface of my masquerade...
Without learning of what seethes underneath.

Cloak of invincibility...
Render me impervious...
To the callous digits that know only to point.
To the disastrous effect of heated words.
To the unforgiving nature of
my wayward thoughts and emotions.
Grant me strength and resilience
through hardened skin that promises not,
of betrayal.

Cloak of infallibility...
Render me trustworthy and honest.
So that I can rest with the knowledge
that what I feel is true...
What I feel is me.
That this isn't the result of the faint murmur
of errant gossip...
But instead the genuine exchanges
between the heart and mind.

Cloak of myth...*
*Render me a believer.
Aid me in finding my footing
in the blasted dark.
I have been siphoned dry,
during these unsure times
that have drawn much...
Too much.
Talula Jul 2016
Your seriously getting mad at me?
For trying to find something fun for the whole family?
Saying I'm being a bother, I'm such a liar
Why do you always get so mean?
No other opinions
No other thoughts
Gonna fuss and repeat yourself
When you could've just said
"No, we cannot"
Calling everyone crazy
When its actually you!
You also make mistakes and misremember
Just accept that your human, too!
I know I have my faults, my lies and such
But I'm just so tired cause I can't speak up
Gotta keep it all in
My mom signals me to "hush"
For patience, I'm just gonna pray
Cause the less I say
The less you do
I accept I can't say how I feel
My dad made me burning anger mad tonight, at 11:30 PM. Didn't stop fussing till 11:56, got lucky I guess. This was not meant to be a good, meaningful's more of a rant.
Talula Apr 2016
You won't have small problems
If you've got big dreams
There'll always be a roadblock
something pulling the loose strings
No one said it'd be easy
To achieve such a thing
But when you have plans
You always preserve
And succeed

You don't let the things
That are thrown at you leave a mark
You always take a swing
To knock them out of the ballpark
Right from the beginning
Right from the start
You fought for what you wanted
Gave it all your heart
It may seem like your getting no where soon
But add this to your smarts
A large fire always begins with a spark
Talula Mar 2016
Dead hearts
Broken minds
Bad dreams
Hard times
Just let it hurt
Just let it bleed
Don't let anyone know
That your crying

You feel
Like there's no hope
No sense praying
It's all a joke
It never really helped
Never stopped the hurt

Oh darling, there's something you should know

You can find refuge
In His love
Give it try
You might be surprised
How much weight can be lifted off your shoulders
Despite the tribulations you may through

You can find revival
For your dead heart
Talula Feb 2016
(Original 2/28/16)

I am but a shadow
I exist on the edge of light
And dark
Get too close and I disappear
Silently I await
Moving swiftly only to the beat of my own heart

(The below was added 3/3/16. Tell me if it  fits or sounds stupid.)

I am haunted by ghosts that have lived in my past
I am bound by the shackels of the darkness
When will I be released?
I am constantly following a being
That is no longer me...

I am but a soul
Stuck in the shadows
Dear self...hear my cry
Let me in
Before we are both destroyed
Comments are much appreciated
Talula Feb 2016
Can't you see me?
I'm standing right here
I want to be something you can lean on
But it's like you don't know I'm there
I see you hurt
And fake your smiles
I wish we could talk
Just a little while
I can tell....
Your demons...
they're becoming stronger
Please, let me help rid you of these burdens
Your always saying no one cares,
or no one truly knows
Yet here I am, TRYING
Trying to understand what troubles you hide
And what hurts you hold
I see your SOS
Flaming bright from down below
The only question is.....
Will you allow the rescue?
First poem in a long time. Would appreciate tips on how to improve.
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