Writing Every Which Way

Novels, poems, and writing tips


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I hate you

It’s hard to be in love

With someone you can’t have.

It’s hard to fall in love

With someone good.

I’m built to self destruct,

To rip my self apart

And burn the pieces.

I hate you

Like I hate myself

For not hating you.

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Independence

I don’t know how to feel and

Need time to myself.

Denied simple affection,

Every thought is poison

Penetrating deep into my veins.

Eternally reminded that

Nothing went right with you.

Deep inside I know I need this,

Even though it hurts to know I might

Never see you again.

Concentration is on anything but you because

Every part of me feels like yours.


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Confidence

Those who hurt the most

Understand confidence the best.

When your heart aches

Turn to those who know your pain.

The saddest souls

Will work the hardest to save you.

They wish only for your happiness

Because they know your sorrows.


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A bad day

Life is confusing

Yet also amusing.

Some days, the sky is clear

The next day storm clouds are near.

A smile can brighten a heart

That was dark from the start.

A gesture can ruin

Anyone’s joy.

Sometimes it’s easier to cry

Instead of asking why.


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A haiku about you

My inspiration.

My best friend and my soul mate.

The love of my life.

 

*I go through phases in poetry. I’m sure it isn’t hard to guess what phase I’m in now.*


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Baby Birds

Baby birds don’t get scared.

They leap from their perches,

Trusting their instincts will kick in.

My instinct is to be with you.

I have leapt from my perch,

Heart open and arms spread wide.

I can’t be afraid.

I can’t hesitate.

I must trust that I will learn you

And you will learn me.


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Whispered love

There was a knock at my window

And a name softly spoken.

Joy consumed me,

For I knew who had arrived.

We talked in hushed whispers,

A wall dividing us only barely.

Our hands and lips were brought together

Sometimes softly

And sometimes with desperation.

When you left, I was smiling

But I wished you wouldn’t haven’t gone.

I yearned for your embrace,

For your protection

And prayed that one day I would have it.


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A drumming heart

I though it would be hard

To be away from you.

Instead I was caught off guard

To know we will make it through.

Tougher times are to come.

I can only think of you,

And the way you make my heart thrum

A tempo that is brand new.

 


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Smiles for miles

You are my life,

My world,

And my entire existence.

Yet when I think of you

I only remember

The impending distance.

The fear I feel

Is spread wide

Across the miles,

So I know,

I must have faith

In your confident smiles.

 


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The song about you

The sound so sweet,

A tune impossible to beat.

Keys pressed like finger tips

To your gently lips.

My eyes filled with tears

As I thought of future years,

Ones spent with a song in my heart

And a love that doesn’t part.