Broken


There’s a hole in my head
Though my heart is full
And it overflows under my eyelids
Even as my face is still
I’m terrified because I love you
And I never want to let you go
But you bring me such heartache
I have never felt so low
Why would you hurt me
In this way again?
Why would you push me
Back into this pain?
Haven’t I suffered
Enough from loving you?
Must I continue to suffer
After you say you love me too?
I knew that there’d be problems
But this particular one
Was not something I expected
From the one I called The One
I thought that we were past the hump
I thought we’d be okay
I thought you’d treasure what we had
In lieu of yesterday
But alas, you were not finished
With my tattered heart
I suppose you won’t be satisfied
Until it’s ripped apart
I’ve been such a foolish lover
I thought it meant as much to you
You’ve cheated me of my fairytale
The ball and the pumpkin too
Gone are my high ideals of love
Gone are my naïve dreams
You’ve left me a broken creature
Whose eyes no longer gleam.

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Euphoric melody


Just me and the music, dancing together
Tip-toeing and skipping, now light as a feather
We’re waltzing and gliding and floating together
Just me and the music, this moment, forever
Now spinning and lifting, now leaping, now sliding
Building and building, now dropping and diving
Just me and the music, this melody of mine
A rhythm so perfect, a rhythm to stop time.

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Uncontainable


I’ve only known vicious anger
I’ve only felt hard kicks
So to feel your arms around me
Makes me lose my wits
What is this surging feeling?
Is it the one that they call love?
Is this what it means
To want to kiss instead of shove?
I’m quivering with excitement
I hardly know what to do
How is it that what I’ve sought for so long
Flows so readily from you?

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#MeToo


Tonight I walk away with tear-filled eyes
Because for 10 long years, I believed a lie
I thought you were a different man
And I was proud to hold your hand
And travel with you to build a new world
You’d beam with pride, say ‘That’s my girl’
But tonight those words took a different tone
A tone that chilled me to the bone
My trusted advisor, my mentor, my friend
Decided I had more to lend
And sought out new space inside my heart
Elbowing through to the sheltered part
I just wanted to talk the night away
And build a better world with you each day
But now things will never be the same
Since you decided to play that game
Since you cast the dice in the air
Tossed them up without a care
And they fell like bullets and struck my heart
No, I’m not your girl, I’m not your tart
I’ve lost a friend, I’m torn apart
And it’s too late now to mend my heart
Oh why’d you say the words you did?
If you could put them back and close the lid
Alas, you can’t undo the past
So from tonight, my heart will bear a cast.

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Awakening


I’m sitting over here
And watching you over there
With your boyish figure
And short crop of hair
When you notice me looking
You vacantly stare
And that’s when I realise
Just how much I care.

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Wake up


You’ve fallen for a fairytale
You think you know my kind
But if you dig much deeper
It’s not sunshine that you’ll find
You want to peel me like an onion
Strip me to my core
Explore me like a mansion
Open every door
It’s true I’m many layered
But every skin isn’t to your taste
And I’m not the dancing pixie princess
Upon which your dreams are based
So come now, shake yourself awake
And erase me from your mind
For I’m not the one you truly crave
It’s but a vision for which you pine.
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The seven deadly sins


Sloth keeps me tied, glued to his bed
Asleep in a pool of my own sweat
Living through the lies that run through my head
Wait long enough, you’ll find me dead.

Greed means I’ll never be happy
For you see, I will always want more
More cars, more cash, more pretty things
There is naught I will forego.

Gluttony makes me indulgent
Nothing is ever enough
Not the meat, nor the wine, nor the cake
And now I can’t lift myself up.

Envy, my green-eyed monster
Casts its evil eye on you
I want your man, your hair, your life
And your red stilettos too.

Lust burns hot right through my veins
Making me want you oh so bad
Soon everything else is forgotten
So in nine months, you’ll be a dad.

Pride tells me I am never wrong
I refuse to compromise
I stick my nose up in the air
And treat you all like flies.

Rage surges fast inside of me
Wild, explosive, red
Spilling over like a volcano
It makes me wish you dead.

They lurk within every one of us
These seven deadly sins
And try as we might to ward them off
Every now and then, they win.

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