The Little French Rose.There was a woman you never knew,The Little French Rose.2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
She was so small she lived inside a shoe.
Although she was small she was as nice as they come,
She was small and beautiful, like a rosebud will become.
She was fragile for her size, or so they say,
But she got on with her life anyway.
She didn't have much, nor did she ask for it.
The Little French Rose had all she needed.
A Wish of TransitionCrystalline melancholy has me inA Wish of Transition1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
its frozen embrace.
A somber sculpture
lying in front of me, in waves of white.
Flecks of translucent drops
dot my face, my shoulders, my golden tresses.
Bitter winds of despondency provoke a sting
to attack my face, inflamed and angry already though.
This wool coat, it makes me woeful and weary.
To be boarded up inside the dull surroundings
that never change,
because of these sorrowful conditions on the outside of these walls.
I miss the sun, that beautiful sun,
placed against a blue sky with wispy clouds.
And trees with young, bright green buds.
I miss the little stalks of yellow grass babes
poking out of the decaying leaves and
the tulips that weave their way through the
feathering shrubs of my yard.
I yearn so desperately for the cool breeze against
my face, the early morning thundershowers,
the sweet smell of renewed life.
The dew between my feet on my morning walks, the lightning shows
on evenings, the way the sun highlights his eyes-
I miss it al
How to love a girl who can't love herself.one.How to love a girl who can't love herself.1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
When she cries herself to sleep
six out of seven nights a week you must
say nothing. You must simply take
her in your arms and kiss her gaunt,
pale cheeks and wait for her to
slumber at the sound of your heart.
On the days where she wishes she
were part of the stars, tell her
no. Tell her that there are too many
lights in the sky and that just one
would be forgotten the moment you looked
away from it. Tell her that she is perfect
the way she is: completely human.
Don't let her think about the scars
that no one but her can see. If she
says "I think I'm broken" smile like you
know a secret and say, "No, you're mending."
But do not be the one to fix her - no, she
The Love of a ParentYes Dad, I will amount to nothing.The Love of a Parent10 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Yes Dad, telling me nothing but my flaws will surely make me do better.
Yes Dad, a number is a sure sign I’m a bad child.
Yes Dad, my friends will only make me a worse person.
Yes Dad, my getting sick is only me wanting attention.
Yes Dad, I have no right to any privacy.
Yes Dad, a therapist is only a waste of time and money.
Yes Dad, sticks and stones do break my bones
But Dad, your words can hurt me
No Dad, you don’t hit me.
No Dad, I am not a starving child.
No Dad, you do not rape me.
No Dad, I don’t do as well as my cousins in school
No Dad, I’m not how I used to be as a kid.
No Dad, I am not worth a “hello”.
No Dad, I haven’t been crying.
No Dad, I will amount to nothing.
Upside DownI was in a red fogged sleepUpside Down2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
everything was confusing and
my dreams made no sense to me
but you were always there. comforting.
I don't know what changed from then to
here, but everything is upside down.
You're upset and dreaming late
while I stand watch. wide awake.
I'm sorry things switched, didn't
stay the same. I'm better, you're worse
but I want an even plane.
I love you. Thank you. I'm sorry.
I'm not your you to me when you're asleep.