mask makerI’m never good enoughmask maker1 year ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Why should I try?
I’ll just put on my mask and hide
This is so confusing
Everyone’s telling me who I should be
So what if I don’t measure up?
So what if I don’t make the cut?
Throw my life away to be
What everyone wants to see?
No, that’s not me
This isn’t me
I’m throwing my mask away
Turning my back on what they say
I’m done pretending
That this is all okay
Call me what you may
Call me a renegade
I don’t care what you say
Your words will never again phase me
Human NatureWe're bornHuman Nature11 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
A door opens wide
A door closes shut
We don't make the cut
We let go
We take care
All in all
We're children of the earth
We rise and we fall
Beginning at birth
InvocationSpeak through me, Muse, and sing me the taleInvocation2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Of that girl unskilled in the ways of the world--
The intrepid wanderer,
Seeking truth for years on end,
Oblivious to the dynamics around her
As others talk with their eyes and dance with their words.
Many the nights she's lain awake,
Living the hurts of her friends, powerless to help.
Trying to save the world
When she can't even save herself.
She wrote dark storms of words
And ascertained the deceptive nature of journals.
She lied to others and she lied to herself.
She learned that sharp words leave scars,
Struggling each day to open her eyes
And walk toward the light;
Yet despite her best intentions, sometimes she strayed:
But hands were there to guide her back to the path,
And hearts were there to share her pain.
Growing and changing and coming to see
That she didn't have to understand humanity to be human--
She doesn't have to earn love to be loved,
And angels can hide in the oddest of places.
Of these trials and tribulatio
Catch me if you canI’m the anorexic at the local gym whom everybody watches but nobody looks at.Catch me if you can1 year ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
I’m the bulimic at school whom everybody pretends not to know about.
I’m the girl in your gym class with too many scars to be telling the truth.
I’m the kid with her head down in the library who is always “fine.”
I’m the boy who 'fell down the stairs'...again.
I’m the child who doesn't show up for school lunch because it's too expensive.
I’m the teenager living a double life in front of your very eyes.
Catch me if you can.
BeautyBeauty isn't what's on TV,Beauty11 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Beauty isn't what's in magazines.
Beauty isn't starving yourself,
Beauty isn't degrading your health.
Beauty isn't tall and lean,
Beauty doesn't go by society's means.
Beauty isn't makeup caked on your face,
Beauty shouldn't be a desirable craze.
Beauty can be on the inside too,
Beautiful is me and you.
Losing steamI am fifteenLosing steam1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
but my body and
are not mine.
I have scars on my arms
and memories of dark beauty--
bitter beads of blood
slide the knife
unzip my skin
and step outside--
who would I be
and how would I look?
perhaps I'm hollow?
underneath all this--
I'm not actually real?
maybe I was never here
just a dream
or was it a nightmare?
everybody wants me to
act my age
but I'm fifteen
so God only knows what that means.
not a child
not so innocent
not an adult
still too young.
I have to learn to talk to adults
and make phone calls to strangers
and manage my money
and drive a car.
I have to take care of the twins
teach them and protect them
and still be their friend.
I have to grow up soon
but i don't know if I'm ready...
You didn't dare.She smiled,You didn't dare.11 months ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
but it was fake.
but she's about to break.
She reached out,
but no one came,
tried to fake it,
but the pain stayed the same.
This girl, she called to you,
but you didn't care.
Something told you to help,
but you didn't dare.
What would the others say?
The ones who called her a freak.
They may taunt or shun you,
so you choose not to speak.
Then she decides to leave.
Because no one wants her here.
You'll never see her cry.
She'll never shed another tear.
a sad poemI went to a party,a sad poem9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
And remembered what you said.
You told me not to drink, Mum
So I had a sprite instead.
I felt proud of myself,
The way you said I would,
That I didn't drink and drive,
Though some friends said I should.
I made a healthy choice,
And your advice to me was right,
The party finally ended,
And the kids drove out of sight.
I got into my car,
Sure to get home in one piece,
I never knew what was coming, Mum
Something I expected least.
Now I'm lying on the pavement,
And I hear the policeman say,
The kid that caused this wreck was drunk,
Mum, his voice seems far away.
My own blood's all around me,
As I try hard not to cry.
I can hear the paramedic say,
This girl is going to die.
I'm sure the guy had no idea,
While he was flying high,
Because he chose to drink and drive,
Now I would have to die.
So why do people do it, Mum
Knowing that it ruins lives?
And now the pain is cutting me,
Like a hundred stabbing knives.
Tell sister not to be afraid, Mum
Tell daddy to be brave,
TimeI'm asking for the timeTime11 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
wondering when forever could be measured
by months, by days,
ticking away on a clock
that rings an alarm
when eternity is up
I'm waiting for the beat of my heart
to match the beat of time
but right as they could possibly align
I catch a glimpse of you-
and I fall apart
my heart is a broken metronome
beating faster and faster
skipping beats, making music out of time
but it's music for you-
because of you
I still cry the moments ticking by
reliving memories bashed by the pendulum of reality
alarming me of all the lies you whispered
that I commanded to be truth
but rebellion laced your words
and now there's certain apathy of your loss
because times is ticking slower
now that forever is over
Unconditional LoverI would kill to sleepUnconditional Lover11 months ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
in your arms for a day.
To wake up with your
arms tightly around me.
Listening to your
slow steady heartbeats.
Your sweet touch driving
Hearing your voice softly
speak my name.
Looking up into your eyes and seeing
nothing but love and desire.
Knowing I feel the same.
Filled with enthusiastic wonder.
Laughing as loud as thunder.
Showing away all my pain.
Making me forget why i questioned my fears.
Wiping away my silent tears.
Just for a day.
I want to feel safe.
I want you...
My homesick lover,
to feel the same.