You’re so Talented
This is an insult to the hours.
I am not special
I am ruthless
I seek truth like it
hurts me to do less.
My art is more
than mere minutes
I bore into it
I just love to write
to rhyme when they tell me not to
love to find that kernel of proof
that grain of sand they took
with my word. My mind is driven—
not by destiny, but by pride
Skill is more than
talent over time
Photo by Renel Wackett on Unsplash
#talent #pride #life #poetry #wisdom #lifelessons
slivers of girl
This piece is just a cut up of my own stuff.
all that I have
caught up in hot dark,
against his sinful skin.
I am in the middle of
a full horizon
hot spring water,
we lay under thunder.
since you caught me
I am waking up.
it's easy to forget
I am brave.
I am up packing myself,
tucking you in.
I feel like I barely see you enough
and I don't know,
sometimes one must learn
to not look like
I can make like
I have found inside out
and full of devotion
and you say
"blurt me out"
like we are rain.
remember when God was real
and all the angels swirled around us
you wrapped your arms around my soul,
held me, shaken to my core
and whispered Hallelujah
you finally got what you deserved
a beautiful yet broken girl
to maybe fill the emptiness inside ya,
but there was no room
trying to squeeze her in to
a bed shared with somebody else
and crystal meth,
and as the bed screeched out in her nightmares,
all she could remember was
and how dare you, smash her broken,
be so careless with the heart of love.
you saw her faith and trust destroyed,
you picked it up, brushed it off
only to carry it up higher than before
and let it go, watch it drop
as you bowed your head and said out loud
but it’s too late for simple words
to save what i guess was to be her fate,
falling towards a destiny
that couldn’t help but reiterate
a cold and a broken Hallelujah.
and so down she goes
trying hard not to give all the way up
on life, on love, on you
as she cries to the Lord above
for saving now
she pleads and then says silently
oh Lord it’s just me today, but however broken in my faith
i still have one more righteous Hallelujah
#poetry #geekslutnerdgirl #lovegonewrong #brokenandconfused
i wish i could have said hello
i wish i could have said hello,
because goodbye would mean that i spent time with you,
but time had another track to run,
and took a hard leap into a parallel universe,
leaving me without you,
just stillness and an empty womb.
you never got to hear me say how proud i was of you,
or yes i will hang this masterpiece on the refrigerator,
and you never got to hear me cheer you on
as you rotated the pedals on the bicycle with no training wheels for the first time
and you never got to hear me say goodnight sweetheart
or everything is going to be okay
or i love you,
i love you
i love you
because i never even got to say hello in the first place.
#poetry #brokenwomanhood #infertility #desolatewomb #geekslutnerdgirl #miscarriage