The tender glow of sunlight broke through the city air
Massaging tired shoulders, wounding with its glare
Words dealt by a stranger, given with a gentle heart
Not knowing that they struck the mind like a target by a dart.
Wait three days to call, or else you’ll break the rules.
Never admit that you’re intrigued; honesty’s for fools.
Want to tell her you’re in love? Don’t be silly, it’s too quick
Don’t you know that love’s a game; a complex riddle, practiced trick?
He had hair a shade of auburn that looked like fire in the sun
Blue eyes as cold as ice; a single stare enough to stun.
My blood surged with every touch, skin blushing with burning heat
Now this empty bed feels frigid; unignited, incomplete.
Blood disappears with soap and water, gone without a trace
Tears wiped away in seconds to leave a clean, unblemished face
Every bruise you left healed over, every scar that grazed my skin
But there’s one wound that’s still open; I’m still bleeding from within.
Just one thought, and my heart’s still beating fast
One single memory of a person from the past.
Read between the lines; play charades, learn the game
Complicating what is simple, turning honesty to shame.
Her head fit perfectly between his neck and his shoulder
Maybe mornings wouldn’t be so bad if only he could hold her.
I will never be the kind that draws your eyes in the street
Never the kind of girl whose mere stare feels like heat
Who manages to enchant you even when she’s fast asleep
Steals your heart in seconds; now it’s hers to keep.
I beg you to be brave, when your hand itches for the phone
Don’t go running back because you hate waking up alone.
Your lips tasted like coffee; I preferred tea.
I still catch myself kissing the way you taught me.
Shamed for their color, but when it comes down to flight
Crows and doves fly the same; and only one comes in white.
I had your heart in my care, swore to keep it protected
From the slightest of threats, it’d remain uninfected.
Promised you’d never be broken, but would always stay whole
Until I held you so tightly I shattered your soul.
I lay spread out across the grass, cloudless sky above
Writing letters in my head to those I used to love.
The seed planted itself in the depths of my mind
Feeding on my sanity, leaving madness behind
Tendrils snake down my limbs like steel chains
You’ve cultivated a poison, a virus in my veins.
The day engages me enough to fight the thoughts I know are true:
The affections, the desires that my heart still has for you
But the distractions of the world last me only through the light
Alone in the quiet, I am conquered by the night.
You always hear stories about falling in love at first sight
A fateful morning in a cafe; one glance and it felt right.
I’m not the type to draw intrigue; looks as generic as can be
And yet somehow he fell in love with one as plain as me.
My temptations began to vanish; patience finally wearing thin
Now I find I’m giving up as suddenly as I gave in.
She begs to be heard yet she never makes a sound
Spends her days as a wanderer but still wants to be found
Craves to be extraordinary but doesn’t deny that she is plain
Hides under umbrellas when she claims she loves the rain.
She traded her ability to write for a good night’s sleep
Chose not to feel over the potential to weep
Thoughts smothered and buried in the back of her mind
Her eyes saw the world, but her heart became blind.
Day after day, just trying to survive
How much of my life was spent barely alive?
- Load More