Monday, May 31, 2010

The Misconcepted Tears

I'm the pettiest person you know.

But I'm not strong enough to admit it to the world.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Oh, The Distance that Wouldn't Be

Because I don't need you to be happy.

It's just easier that way.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

It's hard to see you, Darling. It's hard to hear you through the bubbles

If my hand slides from yours into the heart-breaking sea,
May I ask you one thing; Did you do it purposely?

You can't hold water forever

How does one know if their words are really safe,
in the hands of people who tell the words of others,
without a second thought?

Monday, May 17, 2010

The Misguided Courage

It's a sad kind of funny that once you say no to someone, you're automatically labeled troublesome. When you give an opinion that is different from everyone else's, you're stared at as if you're crazy.

After all these times I've stood up against someone, or I've given my opinion, or said "No, I don't feel that way." or "I am sad, even if you say I shouldn't be," people still look at me strangely.

I'm oh so very troublesome and heartless and a million other things. Just because I dare to feel what I want to feel, and think what I want to think.

And people actually think we've come far from a hundred years ago.

The Difference Between You and I

Every time I talk to you, I feel like weeping for the words you won't say.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

The Sin God Left Out

Hope has wings.

I've just got to find it, kill it, and steal them.

We never, not once, said Good Bye

'I miss you' just doesn't seem to cut it anymore.

And maybe it never did.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

When Hope Flew Away

It wasn't that all hope was lost,

It was just that we got tired of trying to tie hope down.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Within Responsibility

I'll gather snowflakes around me, so when the avalanche comes, I won't feel guilty of my part.

The Fine Print

When you said you'd do anything for me, any time, any place, any how, I didn't realize it came with so many conditions.

You're No Superman

You say you'll be my hero, but I have to ask;
How do you expect to save someone, if you can't save yourself?

I'm Six Feet Under, And The World Knows

The words I'd say to you on a normal day burn in my throat like a fly who's gotten too close to the candle flame. And I know that one day, the miniscule bits of ash will add up and drown my lungs.

And when I'm dead and buried in the ground, I know that my lungs will finally be clear, because my last breath will send the ashes of words to find you, and you'll hear them, no matter where you are.

Friday, May 7, 2010

The Storm Rages On

I reach out to you, and you pull sharply away.

And I wonder how my touch came to hold such deadly lightning.

The Space Between Us

They said not to be sad because they'd see me again. They'd still be around.

Thing was, I saw the good bye looming. I saw the end. It wasn't that they wouldn't be around, it was that I wouldn't be.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The Queen Sent The House Toppling Down

When I refused to live in a house of cards, the puppeteer got angry. I cut away my strings before he could pull and ran with crystal eyes chasing me.

And then I found a house he couldn't knock down with a gust of wind, and that's when he got creative.

Now the rustle of paper leaves keeps me up at night, and I can't walk to the market without echoes in my ear.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

I Dare Brave The Sunset

Here's the difference between you and I;

You're comfortable walking around during the day and night, and think you're brave for doing so.

But it's when the sun is setting and the things that go bump in the night start to reach out of the shadows that you hide; and that shows your fear.

Everyone knows by the time darkness falls, the goblins and ghouls, the monsters and the sirens, the fairy child-thieves and the maiden-kidnapping minotaurs have all chosen their victims.