You put on such an impeccable facade.
Men and women alike
Fall for your illustrious mirage.
If only you knew
The voodoo you do.
As others bow to your feet,
I see you’re incomplete.
The pain in your eyes.
Too ashamed to cry
So you show disdain to the sky
There’s a void that you can’t hide behind your smile.
look at me with wide eyes.
The face you wear is usually a frown
yet when you see me, you excercise different muscles.
pedestal you put me on
makes it hard to balance
I am the bottom of the totem pole.
I am not your father.
I am not his replacement
His accomplishments are not mine
I could only wish to have a daughter of your stature.
So simple to say
So difficult to mean
This feels like jumping in the pool
After knowing you almost drowned last time
Still thinking the things my lips can’t say. You may not be flawless but it seems that way. The little things count the most, and I’ll never let go of my hope. Just another poem about you I’ll never finish, because if this isn’t our thing then I’m wasting minutes. Give it a second. When it comes to chances, can I be given a second? They say time teaches, I’ve learned my lesson.
Silence in the room
As tears run down the face of every individual
Not a single happy tune plays in a time so difficult
Nothing but sighs and sobs
We look for consolidation we might find in God
The years we’ve spent
The tears we’ve lent
The fears we’ve bent
The cheers we’ve sent
Are nothing more than memories.
But the love, the love is given endlessly
Searching for broad shoulders to lean on
Is this what you wanted?
Did it play out how you planned it?
You’re right I never flaunted
That wasn’t reason enough to panic.
I don’t get your explanation
I see the signs of desperation
This isn’t making sense
Why are you focused on things I can’t control
I never wanted to play no games
I just wanted to console
I won’t say no names
But when you see this you will know
We started playing house
So I started laying bricks
Started feeling way too real
Couldn’t end the night without a kiss
Our love was so passionate
Cause we knew it wouldn’t last for shit
I can see the pain in the corners of your eyes
A room so spacious, but in the corner you reside
Even with all the proof against me you would never testify
With all the truths they tempt me but my eyes would never tell a lie
With all the stupid elementary thoughts we would try to touch the sky
Caught between growing up and growing old
At what point do we stop following what we’re told
How could I resist, dismiss the thoughts of you
How could I have missed, this bliss I’ve fall into
How do you console a person who just lost their mother.
What comforting words can you say to the lady who’s baby daughter just died.
That’s a love lost like no other
A heart where emptiness will always reside
No matter how much we think we understand we really don’t
Providing a shoulder to cry on, you seem like a soldier in Zion
Everyone figures a different way to cope with a loss
For me I’m in denial, so that hope isn’t lost
The day it occurs until the burial are the worst
And every single day in between is just as mean
Dry tear stains on our shirts
Never ending sadness, or so it seems
I never saw this coming
Wish I could replace the last words I said to you
The tears just keep running.
Why couldn’t it be me instead of you..
But to the loved ones who are still alive,
Let me be the reason for smiles not why tears fill your eyes..
I’ll give you the best of me
Before I rest in peace
I am not a prostitute.
So why do I find myself
Trying to sell myself to you?
Advertising my best qualities
I catch myself dropping subtle hints
Attempting to sew a seed in your head
A reminder that I can make you feel good.
I stood in the streets of Atlanta with brothers and sisters whose names I do not know
Mourning the unjust death of yet another family member.
This happens so often you could not guess which instance I’m talking about.
As I stood there watching the sea of blue lights approaching like crashing waves
We were unwavered sand.
Refusing to move just because the roar said so.