Alexis Apr 2014
I want someone
Who can read my eyes
And communicate with them
So that we can share jokes
From across the room
Or alert each other
During emergencies.

I want someone
Who can differentiate my smiles.
Real ones, fake ones
So that even when everyone else
Is fooled,
You won't be.

I need someone
Who can understand
That I'm a complicated,
Contradictory person.
That I may blow hot and cold
But in the end
I'll still love you.
Praline Poet Jan 2015
I want to take a stand
extend my human hand
and to be tall
but most of all
I want to understand
Jamie Jul 2013
There is something I'm missing
Not yet to understand
What am I thinking
Doing these things

I am loose at the seems
Pretending I am fine
Maybe it will help if I can
Cover up these blues
Sam Smith - Lonely Hour
Bridget Allyson Apr 2015
I want to get inside your head...
See the world through your eyes...
Touch the ground with your feet...
Only then can I understand.
Forgive yourself…
For your sins.
Forgive yourself…
For being fragile.
You are only mortal.
Forgive me…
For not answering your burning question.
Forgive me…
For I cannot answer.
Forgive…
I know so little…
I’m trying to understand.
So this is part two to "Understanding."
This poem was inspired by the poem "We are the messengers"
Kim Denise Jul 2014
I feel as if I'm
made to understand but not
to be understood.
Silver Lining Apr 2014
Because starving doesn't hurt as bad
As looking in the mirror.

Because dragging a thin piece of metal
Across my skin, gives the pain a place to live.

Because when it's dark and I'm alone
There's no more voices to say "No."

Because I know it'll be hard for you
To understand- thats why I'll give you a hand.

Because I know how badly you want
To know me. But help me understand this-

Are you ready?
It's getting harder to fight. He wants to get to know me.. But who would want to know *this*?
infinite mind May 2014
your mind is like the ocean
a constant wave of emotion
for a second it was a storm of hate crashing out
now it is a calm tide of love surfacing about

beneath the tides lie countless wrecks
like memories resting inside my head
I thought I'd forgotten
placed them deep below
but they surface from time to time
trying to stay afloat  

my mind has a never ending complexity
I own it - yet struggle to control it
it is drowning in emotion
it is struggling to keep afloat

but for now I will bathe in the undisputed unknown
Just Me Dec 2013
How do I make you understand
     Understand what you mean to me
          How your words cut me
How do I make you understand
      Understand that I don't know what I would do without you
           Even though your words cut me
How do I make you understand
      Understand that I love you
            Even though I know you don't love *me
Destiny Jun 2014
I'm always trying to put my
thoughts into words  
& constantly trying to  
make those words
fathomable to the  
correct common brain
Bridget Allyson Apr 2015
I want to get inside your head...
See the world through your eyes...
Touch the ground with your feet...
I want to hear what you hear...
Feel your heart beat.
Only then can I understand.
Understand me...
Understand you.
Forgive yourself for your sins...
You are only mortal filled with blood and bone.
Forgive yourself for being so fragile.
Forgiveness...
I forgive you.
Forgive me...
For not understanding
your world.
There will probably be a part 2 to this poem. I was inspired to write it after seeing the movie "Far Away, So Close." It's a German movie about an angel who tries a shot at being human, but he finds that humans can be terrible... yet being an angel he will never stop loving them.
Jaimi M Jan 2015
You say
you want
someone to
understand
you.
To get you
on a deeper
level
and really
connect
with you...
Then why do
you push
every
willing
person
away?
-JRM
Phoebe Hynes Mar 2015
Understand me.
Understand me.
Understand me.
Understand.
I’m standing in front of you.
Understand me.

I stood before you,
And you never understood.
Love Aug 2014
Is it so hard to understand
Contemplate
Or begin to wrap your mind around the fact
That a person
Such as myself
Can be a christian
But gay.
Can be pro-marriage
But also pro-life.
Can want guns,
But also want to marry a girl.
My beliefs.
Don't tell me what I can and cannot believe
Or do
Simply because it doesn't fit into a mold
That you have stereotyped
For that group of people.
Fighting for peace is like fucking for virginity. Everybody just calm your tits and take a breath. I seem to piss off both the liberals and conservatives with each single step I take.
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