Heart.

You poke prod and play.

I feel it.

All I do is feel
Just feel it
That’s all
All I feel like I can do
All I want to
Do.

But now I hold it towards you
Bringer it closer than before
To pretend to have control
As you toy with what is sacred.

I know what I want.
I know what I need.
I know what I deserve.
Still,
I let this cloud my mind and
Poison my judgement.

I wish I said these things to you
I have of the agency of my own mind

Of my own voice

But I choose not to use them.
Instead I return
Over and over
Letting your inexpiable amusement
Tear it slowly
Meticulously
Dangerously

To my own demise.

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That Road Not Taken

That Road Not Taken

Two Roads Diverged in a Yellow Wood
One claims the fun
One claims the play
The other provides insight
The other incites delay
One is righteous
One is evil
Which is the one less trodden on?
I’m over this metaphor.
I choose what I want.
I’m taking this path.
No-one can tell me it’s wrong.
This is the path I choose.
Two roads diverged?
One mind diverged
When I find peace with myself
The decision is easy
No more conflict rests within me
The Road Not Taken
Strays far from me
I will not worry
And I do not regret.
That Road Not Taken?
Out of sight
Out of mind.

Poetic Wednesday: Life Haikus

I thought I’d try my hand at haikus this week, so I have a series of four to share with you!
If you don’t know, haikus are 3 line poems that follow a 5-7-5 syllable pattern. 🙂




Birth

Finally arrives
Innocent, bright, sweet, and pure
But that won’t last long.

Adolescent
Wants independence
Rejects the love of past years
Searching on her own.

Adult
Regrets her mistakes
Working hard to make amends
Is there time for fun?

Old
Enjoys golden years
Precious time to live in present
Knows life is a gift.