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Written by CautiousRain in portal Poetry & Free Verse

Wasted Time

I wasted my time,

Trying to figure you out

But to my dismay

You found nothing to say.

I don’t know why

I thought that maybe I’d try

To talk to you soon

But that plan was doomed.

So I waited it out

Took small steps in the crowd

Hoped you would look back

Yet it wasn’t like that.

Oh why did I think

That maybe it’d work

If I just put in

More than it’s worth?

Don’t think twice

I made mistakes that aren’t nice

And I know I’ll keep trying

Though your presence is like ice. 

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Written by CautiousRain in portal Poetry & Free Verse
Wasted Time
I wasted my time,
Trying to figure you out
But to my dismay
You found nothing to say.

I don’t know why
I thought that maybe I’d try
To talk to you soon
But that plan was doomed.

So I waited it out
Took small steps in the crowd
Hoped you would look back
Yet it wasn’t like that.

Oh why did I think
That maybe it’d work
If I just put in
More than it’s worth?

Don’t think twice
I made mistakes that aren’t nice
And I know I’ll keep trying
Though your presence is like ice. 
#freeverse  #conflict  #rambles  #wastedtime  #idkIstartedsingingthisintheshowerandfiguredwhynot 
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Written by CautiousRain in portal Haiku

Distress

Malleable clay,

vulnerable, small, wet, soft; 

smacked against a wall.

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Written by CautiousRain in portal Haiku
Distress
Malleable clay,
vulnerable, small, wet, soft; 
smacked against a wall.
#haiku  #clay  #distress  #smacked  #ripthatclaythough 
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Written by CautiousRain in portal Poetry & Free Verse

Flash

Flash forward.

Flashback.

Progress isn't possible

without a little dip in the pool

so keep looking back;

trip over the wires,

set them off and see what happens.

Flash forward.

Flashback.

Drag me through the mud,

but don't let me look

at the mess I've made

in the mirror.

Flash forward.

Flashback.

Hear that voice.

Hear it.

HEAR IT.

Hear it and weep.

Flash forward.

Flashback.

Flash forward. 

Flashback.

Flash forward.

Flashback.

FLASH FORWARD.

Please don't take me back there.

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Written by CautiousRain in portal Poetry & Free Verse
Flash
Flash forward.
Flashback.

Progress isn't possible
without a little dip in the pool
so keep looking back;
trip over the wires,
set them off and see what happens.

Flash forward.
Flashback.

Drag me through the mud,
but don't let me look
at the mess I've made
in the mirror.

Flash forward.
Flashback.

Hear that voice.
Hear it.
HEAR IT.
Hear it and weep.

Flash forward.
Flashback.
Flash forward. 
Flashback.
Flash forward.
Flashback.
FLASH FORWARD.

Please don't take me back there.
#regret  #sadness  #Flashbacks  #jesuschristIhatethis  #psureIhaveproblems 
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Written by CautiousRain in portal Poetry & Free Verse

Drained

I have squandered so much energy

hoping to understand you,

that I regretfully left none for myself,

and anything learned is naught;

next time leave me a blank letter

since that gives more substance

than simply walking away.

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Written by CautiousRain in portal Poetry & Free Verse
Drained
I have squandered so much energy
hoping to understand you,
that I regretfully left none for myself,
and anything learned is naught;
next time leave me a blank letter
since that gives more substance
than simply walking away.
#freeverse  #tired  #breakup  #drained  #tbhIamjustsoconfusedbyhim 
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Written by CautiousRain in portal Haiku

Mistakes

(7/5/7)

Lest we forget your mistakes;

they seep into mine

making us both cold sinners.

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Written by CautiousRain in portal Haiku
Mistakes
(7/5/7)
Lest we forget your mistakes;
they seep into mine
making us both cold sinners.
#challenge  #regret  #mistakes  #ReverseHaiku 
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Written by CautiousRain in portal Poetry & Free Verse

Hands

I've got to hand it to you,

the curvature of your palms

are so impeccable,

that they easily slip into

the palm of another,

with skin smooth or roughed

by work, and yet even those fingertips,

slender, stubby, even some missing or bent,

can delicately intertwine

as if all gestures could be made together

and your skin and fingerprints could merge

with each touch like a puzzle piece

offered in twos,

designed to craft and to hold on

forever.

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Written by CautiousRain in portal Poetry & Free Verse
Hands
I've got to hand it to you,
the curvature of your palms
are so impeccable,
that they easily slip into
the palm of another,
with skin smooth or roughed
by work, and yet even those fingertips,
slender, stubby, even some missing or bent,
can delicately intertwine
as if all gestures could be made together
and your skin and fingerprints could merge
with each touch like a puzzle piece
offered in twos,
designed to craft and to hold on
forever.
#challenge  #freeverse  #body  #hands  #hand 
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Written by CautiousRain in portal Poetry & Free Verse

Somehow

Stay with me, somehow,

and see the world as I see it,

pretty and dreary,

though more dead than alive,

and squint your eyes into the sizzling desert,

riddled with hollow bones,

and look further to the flowering cacti;

then maybe you would see me reflecting back

in its fruit and know that it is my life;

I tempt death's grip,

but he cannot reach one so destined to survive

regardless of such extremes of hot and cold

or of such arid landscapes,

but I musn't sip at the clouds searching for water,

and maybe I'd admit I've tried,

so stay with me, somehow,

and discover me for yourself.

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Written by CautiousRain in portal Poetry & Free Verse
Somehow
Stay with me, somehow,
and see the world as I see it,
pretty and dreary,
though more dead than alive,
and squint your eyes into the sizzling desert,
riddled with hollow bones,
and look further to the flowering cacti;
then maybe you would see me reflecting back
in its fruit and know that it is my life;
I tempt death's grip,
but he cannot reach one so destined to survive
regardless of such extremes of hot and cold
or of such arid landscapes,
but I musn't sip at the clouds searching for water,
and maybe I'd admit I've tried,
so stay with me, somehow,
and discover me for yourself.

#freeverse  #me  #myself  #selfreflection  #staywithme 
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Written by CautiousRain in portal Poetry & Free Verse

Hidden

Remember this,

but I can't be sure,

if I spoke to him or not,

if I left my door unlocked,

if I lost my books upstairs,

if I started what I needed,

if I even brushed my hair

because my mind refuses stimulus

and all I know is that it clears,

everything from my memories

leaving me in a haze, protecting me from something,

experiences I can't remember why I fear,

making it harder to rationalize my emotions,

as if I needed more paranoia

if I could remember

what he said to me,

when I closed myself off,

when I left my guard down,

when I began noticing these trends,

when I stopped caring if I was okay,

and all I know is nothing

from what stings,

leaving me all alone in a horrible fright

of thoughts I can't resurface.

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Written by CautiousRain in portal Poetry & Free Verse
Hidden
Remember this,
but I can't be sure,
if I spoke to him or not,
if I left my door unlocked,
if I lost my books upstairs,
if I started what I needed,
if I even brushed my hair
because my mind refuses stimulus
and all I know is that it clears,
everything from my memories
leaving me in a haze, protecting me from something,
experiences I can't remember why I fear,
making it harder to rationalize my emotions,
as if I needed more paranoia
if I could remember
what he said to me,
when I closed myself off,
when I left my guard down,
when I began noticing these trends,
when I stopped caring if I was okay,
and all I know is nothing
from what stings,
leaving me all alone in a horrible fright
of thoughts I can't resurface.
#freeverse  #memory  #memories  #repression  #mandoIwishIcouldretainmemoriesandstopforgettingthingsthatareimportantonlyforthemtoresurfaceinflashbacks 
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Written by CautiousRain in portal Poetry & Free Verse

Wash

Does anger not brew inside your chest anymore?

Can you no longer yell?

No, you weep instead.

With your tears comes a wash

of icy darkness that swallows you,

engulfs your very senses you once trusted so dear,

and instead of engaging yourself in fury,

you gasp for air, you sleep in sorrows,

you burrow your heart so far down that you damage your soul

and every ember of frustration is pacified with the wind,

replaced with a methodical, groggy shakiness,

an almost snail's pace; a movement of the unmovable,

disgracefully showing itself to the world as it is;

a pitiful sadness, one that cannot admit itself

to questioning, lest it crumble before you,

sliding down harshly like a chunky liquid mistake,

something so unpalatable that one wishes they could forget the taste

and yet you are mute, silent to your discomforts

because you can no longer feel the rage of demanding respect,

but instead have let your heart spill with a self-pity and sorrow so disgraceful,

so mind-numbingly poor, that you cannot face your reflection without seeing blue.

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Written by CautiousRain in portal Poetry & Free Verse
Wash
Does anger not brew inside your chest anymore?
Can you no longer yell?

No, you weep instead.

With your tears comes a wash
of icy darkness that swallows you,
engulfs your very senses you once trusted so dear,
and instead of engaging yourself in fury,
you gasp for air, you sleep in sorrows,
you burrow your heart so far down that you damage your soul
and every ember of frustration is pacified with the wind,
replaced with a methodical, groggy shakiness,
an almost snail's pace; a movement of the unmovable,
disgracefully showing itself to the world as it is;
a pitiful sadness, one that cannot admit itself
to questioning, lest it crumble before you,
sliding down harshly like a chunky liquid mistake,
something so unpalatable that one wishes they could forget the taste
and yet you are mute, silent to your discomforts
because you can no longer feel the rage of demanding respect,
but instead have let your heart spill with a self-pity and sorrow so disgraceful,
so mind-numbingly poor, that you cannot face your reflection without seeing blue.
#freeverse  #anger  #sadness  #pity  #wowIreallywishIcouldfeelthingsproperlysometimesoon 
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Written by CautiousRain in portal Micropoetry

P(t)ainted

Warm color palettes can't cover up a cold palette heart.

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P(t)ainted
Warm color palettes can't cover up a cold palette heart.

#love  #metaphor  #micropoetry  #heart  #painted 
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