Cherish the Moments – Poem

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Children are life’s greatest gift
Cherish them
Cherish the moments
Don’t just let life pass you by
Cherish everyone you love
Enjoy life while you still can
Cherish your life
Cherish your children
Just cherish
Because we’re all on borrowed time

 

*Note: I wrote this for somebody with depression and a new baby (their first) in the hope that it reminded them that life is worth living happily.

I hope it inspires others, too.

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Ode to Cigarette – Poem

FB_IMG_1496717427940Originally written some time in 2011.

Poem:

People talk bad about you for

All those people you’ve diseased and

Deceased before—

They don’t understand your good side,

I do.

You help calm my anxiety

And you give me a buzz high,

I like it—I like you.

I like you more with a little flavor though—

A minty touch does the trick,

Crush is my favorite.

You can be a life saver if

Taken moderately, but

You can also be a killer if

Taken too much…

All that’s needed is moderation—

If taken moderately, you can be

The best of friends.

You’re my best friend—

You calm my nerves

And all I need is one from your pack.

Your whole pack

Can last me a month…

I know how to take you moderately,

The people you deceived didn’t.

You got them addicted to you,

They couldn’t stop taking you

Even if they tried—

It lead to their death slowly, so I plead you:

Please don’t get me addicted to you.

I like the relationship we have—

It doesn’t have to get ruined

By making me want you more and more.

No offense, but you actually

Make me sick to my stomach when

I take more than two of you in a day

But if it does get to that point I’m going to

Have to say I’m sorry to you—

I’m ditching you then getting help to

Keep you away for good.

I only take you when

I really need you, but

I still like you—

Even if other people don’t

And I’m going to keep you as a friend

Until my lungs become your enemy.

Ode to Writing – Poem

WriterYou have a bad stigma.

I think because people

Can’t piece you together right,

And then we try to correct them

And they call us grammar Nazis.

I know you can be complex,

But that’s what makes you beautiful —

How you’re unique with everyone.

Not sure what’s up with you and walls

But I’d like it if they’d stop blocking me.

You’re a good friend, writing;

You’ve sure gotten me out of hard times

And I would recommend

Your friendship to others.

Just, you know, partner with muses

And settle your damn issues with walls!

Forgive and Forget – Poem

 

PicsArt_06-05-09.06.06Originally written some time in 2011.

Poem (Pantoum form):

Hurt and broken I’ve been left a thousand times,

But all I’m told is to forgive and forget–

I can’t let it go; not now and not ever.

I’ve been shattered and broken into pieces,

But all I’m told is to forgive and forget.

Tell me how to do it, I will if I can

I’ve been shattered and broken into pieces,

I think I deserve a little more respect.

Tell me how to do it, I will if I can

You can’t just tell me to forgive and forget,

I think I deserve a little more respect.

Show me how to do it and maybe I’ll try,

But for now, I cannot forgive and forget.

I’m still suffering; the wounds have not healed yet.

My wounds will not heal, there will only be more,

Because I take everything too seriously.

I’m still suffering; the wounds have not healed yet,

They’ll be there forever waiting for nothing.

Because I take everything too seriously,

My sentimental heart aches with every word.

They’ll be there forever waiting for nothing,

Nothing will come to mend my aching wounds.

My sentimental heart aches with every word,

Every word that is told to me hurtfully.

You may not think what I feel is a big deal,

But I’ve been told many hurtful things before.

“Do you titi slap your own face when you run?”

That among others is what still wounds my heart.

I’ve been told many hurtful things before,

“You won’t make it through college, none of us did.”

That among others is what still wounds my heart.

Those words have affected me forever on.

“You won’t make it through college, none of us did.”

It still hurts remembering who said those words,

Those words have affected me forever on,

It won’t be easy to forgive and forget.

It won’t be easy to let go of the past,

Nothing will be easy when it comes to this.

Forgive and forget is what you ask of me;

Tell me, who are you to tell me what to do?

Nothing will be easy when it comes to this,

My heart won’t forgive and my mind won’t forget;

Tell me, who are you to tell me what to do?

Save your cruel breath, I’ll go at my own pace, scum.

My heart won’t forgive and my mind won’t forget,

I’ll deal with this shit later, I don’t need this!

Save your cruel breath, I’ll go at my own pace, scum.

When I’m ready: I will forgive and forget.