Submit your work, meet writers and drop the ads. Become a member
 
Feb 2019 · 269
something
Colten Sorrells Feb 2019
money,
love,
power,
fame

everybody is looking
for something
i'm just looking for a burger that looks like the one I saw in the commercials
Feb 2019 · 243
burn
Colten Sorrells Feb 2019
it's said if you ain't first, you're last,
so I keep going 'til I crash
then wake the morning with a grin
to burn through all that **** again

I never wake up feeling good
but reason why is understood
although I know it brings me pain
i'm not complete if I don't train
Feb 2019 · 468
I try to be happy
Colten Sorrells Feb 2019
but I don't know how to
in a world where
not having money
is just another way to be dead
Feb 2019 · 761
self-destruct
Colten Sorrells Feb 2019
try to be productive, but it's
hard to come up with the energy when
the only gift I may possess, my
words cut like a razor's edge and
leave me bleeding

with every negative thought,
another laceration


worthless,

lazy

(my ears are ringing)

"but wait, there's more!"

now comes the replays,

all the times I wasn't there

when I was really needed

(legs feeling weak)

all the people that have left this world

their faces

( I want to curl up in a little ball)

the last time I saw them, and my

mind struggles with that, incessantly

(I no longer want to exist)

until i'm too shattered, too
weak
to drag my *** out of this
bed
I don't know how much longer I can do this
Feb 2019 · 515
Tranquil
Colten Sorrells Feb 2019
by candlelight, I'm warmly dressed

my demons finally at rest

the trick, I guess, to get them ******

and they leave me the **** alone

no feeling less, not good enough

or what-ifs am I thinking of

so good to finally be at peace

i'm simply resting in my seat

anxiety and ADD

don't get the chance to **** with me
sometimes I just need to slow things down a bit...

chill the **** out, and then I realize once again that life is beautiful.
Feb 2019 · 369
Equilibrium
Colten Sorrells Feb 2019
the waking hours can be chaotic,

like being in the eye of the storm

I see the destruction around me,

hear the deafening sounds of the winds,

and i'm not sure which way to go,

if I was to run away

but after it dissipates, the days return

to a peaceful, harmonious state

and nights with her are calm and tranquil
all things in balance
Feb 2019 · 308
Country Roads
Colten Sorrells Feb 2019
speeding round the curves

flying over the hills

my ***** went in my stomach,

I spilled some beer,

when we had to slow down

for that tractor

with a plow attachment

interrupted

was about to take a ****
luckily, we didn't encounter any deer that night
Feb 2019 · 329
Glass
Colten Sorrells Feb 2019



be it half full

or half empty,

fill it with

whatever

makes you happy


or pour some out

for whoever makes

you

h a p p y


just be sure to save

a little for yourself
let your cup

runneth over

if

that's whar ya like


just don't go around stealing drinks
Feb 2019 · 141
channeling
Colten Sorrells Feb 2019
spark the fire, and with each inhale,
I begin to drift further
in and out
of consciousness

deeper in,
further down
and somewhere between
exists inspiration

coming through
in waves

so I jot down what I can
because I don't remember dreams so well

but other times,

I just enjoy the vibrations
as they pass through every cell of my body
Feb 2019 · 199
Celestial
Colten Sorrells Feb 2019
she ignites a compassion
in me that burns
like the literal sun
as I do in her

but this is only
Supernova on the surface
the union runs deeper
than the furthest reaches
of the blue dark

and as it ebbs and flows
with the moon
a lot of its' secrets
remain yet uncovered
Feb 2019 · 255
humble
Colten Sorrells Feb 2019
sometimes, I'll still smoke
out of a **** soda can
just to remind me
smoke fat cones, but never forger where you came from
Feb 2019 · 189
Race
Colten Sorrells Feb 2019
God is the rabbit
the dogs chase, and when they stop,
Satan, the excuse
Feb 2019 · 280
temporary
Colten Sorrells Feb 2019
your age, your title
all these cease to matter when
we shed the casing
Feb 2019 · 399
hobby (I need a job-by)
Colten Sorrells Feb 2019
The Arctic Monkeys rattle my brain
nearly into a trance
while the lyrics cut
into my subconscious,
leaving me just a hint of sober

while she's sleeping, I slave
bleed my brain into this blank screen,
into this ******* machine,
so my feelings can be made public,
yet for the most part, unseen

it's odd, you know, I feel
further isolated, yet somehow,
part of something bigger, something,
I don't know, eternal,
when I feed this dysfunctional family
I'm a starving technician, because my profession doesn't pay, rather it robs me of my sleep, my peace, and some of my sanity
Feb 2019 · 158
faded
Colten Sorrells Feb 2019
mid-day reveries
leave me many miles away
in another time

if I only worked
like I tried to avoid work
the world would be impressed

"just do the dishes!"
I tell myself, but I can't
seem to get focused

"why can't you be normal?"
I ask myself
in reply, I scream internally

I'm blessed with a curse
that leaves me dreaming
and drifting away

I'm sorry, love
I don't mean to ignore you, it's just
so nice over here on my little cloud
Feb 2019 · 157
I Promise
Colten Sorrells Feb 2019
I promise I will hold your heart forever next to mine
and chase the demons from the darkest corners of your mind
I'll never leave you sad alone, or standing in the rain
I'll never keep you up at night, or cause you any pain

I'll kiss you under cloudy skies and understand your worth
and gaze into your starry eyes and notice all the hurt
I'll elevate your life always, I'll keep you in the clouds
I promise I won't clip your wings to keep you on the ground

I promise I will always fight for what our hearts believe is right
I promise often to embrace your full, sweet lips upon my face
I'm down until you make me stop enjoying you to the last drop
and promise I will always keep a fascination with your sleep
and that as long as I'm alive to make the effort, make the time
I promise I will hold your heart forever next to mine
words inspired by babygirl45s most commonly-used words,
and of course, the love she floods my system with daily
Jan 2019 · 317
people
Colten Sorrells Jan 2019
I've learned a little
that was enough to make me
appreciate dogs
Colten Sorrells Jan 2019
my dog has manners
unlike what I've found in friends
and intelligence
Jan 2019 · 319
Lionheart
Colten Sorrells Jan 2019
I am a lover

of beauty,
of words,
of animals,
of nature,
of life,
of death,
and of the chaos that life brings

I savor every moment,
be they bitter or sweet,
ripe or rancid

my heart guides me,
but I still try to use my head

but I am also a fighter

ready to risk it all at a moment's notice
for those that I believe in
I'm a nice guy

but don't **** with my pride
Jan 2019 · 70
Goodnight
Colten Sorrells Jan 2019
now I lay me down to sleep
I gave my heart, it's yours to keep
if I should die before I wake
just what difference would it make?

but then I look into your eyes
and suddenly, I realize
that someone cares if I exist
that you and Shadow would be ******
what would you two do without me?

what would I do wirhout you two?
I'd rather not think about it

sweet dreams
Jan 2019 · 153
What?
Colten Sorrells Jan 2019
slice into my subconscious
to bleed nonsense
onto the page
for everyone to scoff at
as I doggypaddle the waters
that many have drowned in
I can't swim worth a ****, and these waters are freezing.
But someone once told me that the truth is in there

...somewhere
Jan 2019 · 151
Suck It Up, Buttercup
Colten Sorrells Jan 2019
nobody wants to hear
how your life's so bad
and how you just can't take it

I know that life
is rarely nice, but
it's only what you make it

it's not like we're
all here by choice, but what else
can you do?
the way you feel about it
is entirely up to you
so quit your ******* and go and have yourself a kick-*** life. you deserve it, *******
Jan 2019 · 79
relativity
Colten Sorrells Jan 2019
my life went smoother
when I reached the conclusion
that it's all *******
those things we sit and stress over are pretty much all temporary, and meaningless, as far as the bigger picture
Jan 2019 · 184
Drive
Colten Sorrells Jan 2019
I don't train so hard
because I hate myself, but
rather out of love
love the **** out of yourself.


carry on
Jan 2019 · 171
Drop the "G"
Colten Sorrells Jan 2019
startin' early
gettin' *****
it's gotta be done

life is hell, so
might as well
make it a little fun
at the end of the day, whether you are happy or not is entirely up to you
Jan 2019 · 286
song
Colten Sorrells Jan 2019
her eyes plucked chords

on my heartstrings

and my soul sang the chorus,

but I never bothered to write the words down
sweet music that only we get to hear
Jan 2019 · 157
Chase
Colten Sorrells Jan 2019
if I have to chase
the object of my desire
I lost my desire
playing 'hard-to-get" will get you forgotten about
Jan 2019 · 147
Balance
Colten Sorrells Jan 2019
I don't get in a hurry,
but I don't take breaks
life is like riding a bicycle, the moment you stop moving forward, it becomes much harder to balance
Jan 2019 · 292
Duality
Colten Sorrells Jan 2019
i'm basically either homicidally happy,
or suicidally sad

but sometimes, i'm a bit of both
Jan 2019 · 218
Space
Colten Sorrells Jan 2019
get mad if you like
sometimes I need a minute
sorry, not sorry
it's not avoiding, by any means. sometimes I just really need to gather my thoughts
Jan 2019 · 200
Price
Colten Sorrells Jan 2019
you might get something
if you put a price on it
but it won't be love
Jan 2019 · 811
Valkyrie
Colten Sorrells Jan 2019
when i'm broken
she will take me, let me feast
in her sacred hall
kinda twisted up my mythology a bit. But hey. When i'm in her presence, things tend to get jumbled
Jan 2019 · 263
Bend
Colten Sorrells Jan 2019
I learned my limits
now I'm learning how to bend
so I can break them
Jan 2019 · 699
there are times
Colten Sorrells Jan 2019
when maturity
is learning how not to hate
someone who's wronged you
Jan 2019 · 1.1k
journey
Colten Sorrells Jan 2019
it's been a strange trip
trying to get to the point
where I know myself
Colten Sorrells Jan 2019
I feel just like a bucket

full of **** this Friday morn

i'm feeling old, my feet are cold,

my muscles badly torn



but if I take a break, a day to stop,

and just recoup

that all the work I've done this year

will turn back into ****
I know it's irrational, but after working out nearly every day for a year I can't help but feel like i'm being lazy. Maybe that's because it has been the only real constant in all the chaos that is my days
Jan 2019 · 135
no more
Colten Sorrells Jan 2019
I think

I've

spilled enough

blood

to last

a while
I've been doing a lot of writing lately and i'm, I dunno...
drained?  not sure how else to describe it

think I'll try to stop for a few days.

keyword: try
Jan 2019 · 316
Bound
Colten Sorrells Jan 2019
our birth came as the shadows

of everything loomed

where the leaves would bleed colors

of the life they once knew
last September, I found my soulmate. And by the time the leaves started to fall, I had found in you something far more beautiful to admire
Colten Sorrells Jan 2019
what defines its worth?
because personally, I've seen a lot
of lazy, shiftless excuses for a statement
get the highest honors,
while my precious children
starve alone in the cold
...but it doesn't have to be this way. YOU can make a difference. ADOPT a poem today
Jan 2019 · 1.5k
Found :
Colten Sorrells Jan 2019
your poems
in my floor
the dog
hopped off the bed
to recreate them
sometime last night
Jan 2019 · 307
I Need A Break
Colten Sorrells Jan 2019
hey, do ya
think ya
could break me
off a piece
of that

Kit-Kat?

real quick
I can stop at just one about like I can eat just one slice of bacon...


**** ain't happenin'
Jan 2019 · 175
to be loved...
Colten Sorrells Jan 2019
first you have to learn
to love
the
****
out of yourself

go somewhere quiet
and get yourself

u n ******* e d
Jan 2019 · 120
Hibutnot
Colten Sorrells Jan 2019
n o t  s u r e

if I should take

another  t o k e ,

or if I have

a r r i v e d

at that point
decisions,
decisions
Jan 2019 · 232
Confazed
Colten Sorrells Jan 2019
I

had

to

do

a

double-take,

and I still

don't know which way to go
left me confused and amazed at the same time
Jan 2019 · 195
devour
Colten Sorrells Jan 2019
I

enjoy

a

good

feast

now

and then,

but it's gotta be

quality

...

no gas station sushi for me
Jan 2019 · 179
It
Colten Sorrells Jan 2019
It
took a lot

of searching,

but

I

think

I

finally found

myself
Jan 2019 · 291
I'm...
Colten Sorrells Jan 2019
losing layers

shedding skin

I'm

dying to be born again
Jan 2019 · 183
My Addiction
Colten Sorrells Jan 2019
guess it all started
exactly a year ago
with my Instagram

I faked what I saw
just the simple asanas
like handstands and planks

but before too long
I realized the potential
for getting stronger

went from there to apps
High-Intensity workouts
designed for building

I was skeptical,
but in a few weeks I saw
a bit of a change

found new appetite
and a lot more energy
in every morning

but I soon got sore
so it was back to the 'gram
for a solution

found meditation
along with a bunch of quotes
that got me started

and next thing I knew,
it all became natural
headphones really helped

fully invested
I went all in, went *****-deep
and got rewarded

and I stopped posting
didn't matter anymore
I was addicted

work once avoided
became opportunities
to become stronger

for an hour a day
at the very least, I trained
even on off-days

for 20 minutes
I also meditated
to relax myself

I found contentment
and although i'm sore as hell,
I'm way happier

at twenty seven,
I have reached the very peak
and i'm still climbing
Next page