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Nov 2018 · 124
somebody stole me
Lily Barrett Nov 2018
somebody stole me
I feel so empty
yet somehow
so free
what if you didn't have to be you for a day?
Lily Barrett Nov 2018
Night gives way to dawn
as the earth heaves
a mighty yawn
Nov 2018 · 137
The Light
Lily Barrett Nov 2018
Don’t give up just yet
The sun hasn’t yet set
Soon the day will come to a close
And I want to make sure everyone knows
That you did it, you finally reached the top
And nothing made you stop
If life threw you rain
You stood and let it wash away the pain
When life became a weight
You were never late
When life gave you darkening skies
You never one said lies
If life gave you sun
You were ready to run
When life was full of hate
You let it slowly abate
When life gave you lightning
You never once admitted that it was frightening
So don’t give up now
Wipe the sweat off your brow
The end is near and in sight
Can you see the light?
can you see the light? maybe not just yet, but soon. I promise
Nov 2018 · 95
Lily Barrett Nov 2018
Words are my favorite thing
They help me sing
The lyrics I cant seem to find
And the thoughts in my mind
Nov 2018 · 66
They Never Knew
Lily Barrett Nov 2018
He was the unwanted
She was the unneeded
You think this is a love story
But you’re quite wrong
This is not cheery
Nor is it long
She cried in her bedroom
Tears soaking her sheets
He hid in the band room
Behind the plastic seats
She was sad
He was low
It was too bad
They would never know
That they were meant for each other
And should’ve been together
Nov 2018 · 51
Beautiful Dreams
Lily Barrett Nov 2018
Lay your head down and go to sleep
Beautiful dreams I hope you keep
Dreams of dragons and fairies
And flying yellow canaries
Close your eyes and just rest
For today you’ve tried your best
You’ve given the day your all
Now slowly let your head fall
And dream of beautiful things
Of princes and diamond rings
Relax and let your bad thoughts float away
In the hopes that the good ones will stay
Dream of flurrying white snow
And fireflies that always glow
Dream of a sunny beach
And stars that you can reach
Dream of flying kites
And dream all through your nights
Lay your head down and go to sleep
Beautiful dreams I hope you keep
Nov 2018 · 57
Part of a Whole
Lily Barrett Nov 2018
A heart that’s part of a whole
A heart that’s been a half its whole life
Searching for its perfect match in vain
While the owner drowns in pain

A heart wandering on its own
Wondering why it has been left all alone
Swimming in the sea of halves of hearts
In the sea of broken parts

A heart that is only half of a whole
Needs a partner to complete its soul
It cries into the early light
Because it’s only a part of a whole
A heart wandering aimlessly
Into the dark of the night
Nov 2018 · 87
one person
Lily Barrett Nov 2018
I am one person in the midst of a billion others
I am a grain of sand on the beach
Surrounded by trillions of others
I am a spark in a world of fire
With flames at my feet
It becomes easy to feel small in this world of ours
Nov 2018 · 84
keys and locks
Lily Barrett Nov 2018
It is you that holds the key
To the never ending sea
It is you that holds the lock
To the spinning clock
It is you that holds the key
To let the birds fly free
It is you that holds the lock
To the stubborn rock
It is you that holds the key
To my every plea
It is you that holds the lock
To ignore every knock
It is you that holds the key
To the lock
Hidden deep inside of me
Nov 2018 · 777
Someday, Maybe
Lily Barrett Nov 2018
Someday, maybe
I will travel across the sea
I will see the world
With sails unfurled
I will see all the people
Where it was once peaceful
I will see the mountains
Through the sharpest lens
I will visit everyplace
Meet every face
I will learn more about myself
Than I could ever find on a shelf
I will try all new things
I will see what life brings
I will dance in the rain
Without any more pain
I will travel the sky
Feeling as if I could fly
I will swim the deepest lake
Not much will it take for me to wake
I will see life as it runs free
Someday, maybe
just a touch of wanderlust
Nov 2018 · 3.9k
Sleepless Nights
Lily Barrett Nov 2018
Sleepless nights
Are the worst
Because each time it hurts
More and more
Every part of me is sore
Sleepless nights
Cause me to think
Of what pulled to me to the brink
Of self-hate
To escalate
Sleepless nights
Are common
And completely rotten
I no longer sleep
My dreams I no longer keep
Sleepless nights are dark
Not even a single spark
Comes through the window
My head in limbo
Sleepless nights
Are spent alone
I lie prone
On my bed
With the tears I shed
Sleepless nights
Occur more than twice
Nov 2018 · 86
a girl scarred
Lily Barrett Nov 2018
They told her who she could be
Never asked who she wanted to be

They told her how to look, how to smile
Inside she was cracking all the while

She did what she was told, never spoke back
Of herself and identity she slowly lost track

She didn’t know who she wanted to be
She didn’t know who she could be

Because they pushed and pushed too hard
And now all that’s left is a girl scarred

A girl who can’t decide
A girl who always did abide

By what she was told to do
They never realized or knew

That the girl they forced to be perfect
Is torn up, shredded, and wrecked
Nov 2018 · 88
move away
Lily Barrett Nov 2018
People hold hands
And occasionally they move away
Maybe it means more to you
Than you’ll ever say.

People gaze into eyes
And then they’ll glace away
Maybe it means more to you
Than you’d ever dare to say.

Some people smile then stop
Their eyes glisten with tears
Maybe it breaks you apart
More than once throughout the years.

People say they’ll be there
But eventually they’ll move away
So maybe it breaks you down
More than you’ll ever say.
Nov 2018 · 61
I don't know you
Lily Barrett Nov 2018
I don't know you
the sad look in your eyes
a smile held together by glue

I don't know you
you're not someone I recognize
and you look so blue

I don't know you
a face shrouded in disguise
a face bound to fall through

I don't know her
Yet she's becoming clearer
I realize I'm the girl in the mirror
Nov 2018 · 210
Lily Barrett Nov 2018
She was not fragile like a flower
She was fragile like a bomb
She could not be crushed
She could not be stopped
She was not scared of anyone
She was only scared of herself
She was afraid of destroying everyone and
She was afraid of destroying herself
Nov 2018 · 396
listen to the alarm bell
Lily Barrett Nov 2018
Listen all, and hear me well
Listen to the ringing of the alarm bell
It’s time to go, time to flee
Time to get out of what we can see
We can dive deeper I know it
Deeper, we go, pushing the limit
Listen all; it’s time to go now
Leave with a flourish and a bow
Go somewhere new, leave it all behind us
It’s been a good life, but it needs to let go of us
Listen all, it’s been fun
But now its time to pick up and run
We haven’t seen everything, not yet
And we should leave before the sun has set
C’mon, c’mon take my hand
And together we shall travel the land
See what can be seen and hear what can be heard,
We shall do it all undeterred
Listen all, and listen well
And hear the ringing of the alarm bell
Its telling us to flee
And we must go, and be free
I like to think of this one as two people running through life trying to experience as much as they can before their time runs out.
Nov 2018 · 265
Monsters in Your Head
Lily Barrett Nov 2018
I’ll mess with your head
You’ll listen to every word said
Terrified and lonely you’ll become
And I’m just someone
Who made you scared
Made you think no one cared
I’ll make you feel all alone
You should’ve known
To not let monsters in your head
To not let them live under your bed

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