The Only ReasonA thousand reasons to cryThe Only Reason3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
With the tears rolling away
Each and every day
Reasons to live and die
A thousand reasons to smile
Could it be something that could never break?
Maybe it's just a mask; something so fake?
It's hard to tell, it's been awhile.
A thousand reasons to fade
The unwillingness to go on
The motivation is already gone
I stay in a place they forbade
A thousand reasons to feel this flame
An emotion that could never die
An emotion that makes me ask "why?"
Why is this all the same?
A thousand reasons I do not need.
The only reason I need is You
Superficial MeThe External Struggle Inc.Superficial Me2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
435 Insecurity Drive
Planet Earth, America
February 1, 2013
The Internal Self Co.
P.O. Box E. Heartland Drive
Planet Earth, Reality
Dear Internal Self:
I know you are good
I know how you're able
I know you are beautiful
And quite capable
I know you are strong
I know that you're graceful
I know you’re perseverant
And wholly faithful
I know you're secure
A moral silhouette
I know that you will forgive
And forever forget
I know that you're smart
I know how you've been brave
I know that you’re respected
And always behave
I know you’re thankful
I know how you're friendly
I know you are flexible
And without envy
I know how hopeful
Despite all the trouble
I know you're incredible
And I’m the rubble
Because somewhere along the way
I have quite lost you
So please dear self for heaven’s sake
Whatever you do
Everything I NeedI never took the time to look aroundEverything I Need2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Until I realize, in despair I’m found
I fret and worry like Peter on the sea
Until to Jesus Christ, I forever plea
Then to heaven, aye my heart is free
Now in this world, my heart no longer be
I set my gaze to greener rolling hills
And feel His Word how my lungs it fills and fills
I look up to azure skies
To think about how the angel flies
Eyes are sure to find a budding rose
How Christ’s love it grows and grows
In the morn, wetness of the dew
Hearing birds sing so lovely and I'm all new
Try to think not as much of me
Just want to love them all no matter who they be
Most important thing rings sure within my soul
Christ lives within my heart; and it is very full
No matter how convincing pleasures this world are
I know for certain, they won’t get me very far
To some I’ve got a lot more than I need
To others I have nothing and very pathetic indeed
What they say doesn’t matter, because I know I got it all
Everything I need,
That Ugly DucklingI hate the mirror.That Ugly Duckling3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
It's a constant reminder of how ugly I am.
I spot my flaws easily, rather than spotting the features that make me look good.
It sickens me to think that I'm never going to be good enough.
And I sometimes believe it.
I often compare myself to my friends,
Each of them perfectly poised and shaped,
and then theres me.
The Ugly Duckling.