You’re Worthy | A Poem

I know you don’t believe me

But I hope you believe in yourself

I see the way you’re oblivious

To everyone else in the room

They’re looking at you

Not because you’re ugly

Girl, you’re beautiful

You want to change

But you’re perfect this way

You don’t have to look like

Edited images

On TV

Billboards

Every glossy magazine

Maybe you don’t see your own beauty

But perhaps one day you’ll understand

I need you to remember

You’re worthy

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Fading Memory | A Poem

She gripped the edge

Saw the blood

Fought back

Once

Screams penetrated

The loud silence

But no one listened

They didn’t understand

Everyone dismissed

Reality

Skin broke

Into raw blisters

All the signs pointed

In one direction

Heard stories

Sorry

She agonized

World never noticed

Until all that remained

Didn’t matter anyway

No recollection

Forgotten

For years

She was always

Just another fading memory

Fire And Smoke | A Poem

Where are you?

I wish they could see

Nothing is what it seems

Not when you’re young

Still trying to figure out

What’s a dream

What isn’t reality

I’m trying to find a place

Where I can go

To be alone

I’ll wish on a star

The brightest in the sky

So it can guide me home

The darkness makes me remember

Memories I thought I lost

I’m still waiting for a sign

A reflection of fire and smoke

I hope during sunrise

And pray at nightfall

Overcoming | A Poem

I tell myself to breathe

As I wipe palms on jeans

I force a smile to my face

Tell myself it’ll be okay

Standing on two feet

Let my legs carry me

I swallow, stride faster

Down carpeted stairs

Up the black stage

The curtain parts

Before the show begins

I open my mouth

Project my voice out loud

Welcome | A Poem

Welcome to my home

It’s not my own

Welcome to my room

Where every night I fight

Lock demons inside

Welcome to my world

I walk around invisible

Unseen because I blend in

Make myself follow

Welcome to my head

The thoughts are mine

But the voices aren’t

I can think for myself

Despite what they tell me

Welcome to my heart

It’s been shattered once

Which is more than enough

I’ll never put the parts back

Because I still remember

The day that destroyed my life

My Paradise | A Poem

I’m not at peace

I don’t feel at home

I’ll never belong

But I should

So I question

Why I believe

What they say

That I need to know

My place in this world

I want to scream

Ignore the noise

Silent voices

Loud but soft

All the same

Within these walls

I count imaginary stars

When I fall asleep

I dream of my paradise

Planting Seeds | A Poem

It’s not the same anymore.

Why is this harder than before?

Can they tell I’ve lost my love?

Does it even matter?

I’ll never be as good as them.

Yet I haven’t given up,

But I might as well have.

I don’t know if I have much longer.

Let me turn this around.

What do I have to do…

To fall in love again?

How can I get going?

I want to move on.

I’m sick of the repetition,

Feeling the same every time.

What am I doing differently?

What do I need to change?

Is this a sign,

That I’m done and finished?

No, it can’t be the end.

Maybe I need a direction to follow,

A new seed to plant.

Lone Wolf | A Poem

I rather be lonely

than in bad company

because I’m lonelier around people

who leave me feeling empty

I could be alone

taking care of myself

still I wonder

what it’s like

to live out fairy-tale fantasies

where a knight and friends surround me

I don’t need anybody

I can be happy

I walk on my own

do things without a hand to hold

laugh and cry as a lone wolf

howl in the middle of the night

and no one knows

Worth Fighting For | A Poem

Worth Fighting For - A Poem

You’re perfect

You’re worth it

Don’t ever think you’re stupid

Mind over matter

Control your temper

Don’t let them drag you around

They say you can’t

But they never did

Instead they hid

Ran away from the fire

Yet you didn’t take no for an answer

Knew you fell in love

You weren’t a kid anymore

When you found a cause

Worth fighting for

First Step | A Poem

Wake up

Open your eyes

Breathe

In

Out

Put your feet on the ground

Stand tall

Stretch your arms to the sky

Navigate through

Place your hand on the knob

Tilt

Turn

Pull back

Step through the threshold

Adjust to the light

Shuffle your feet

One foot in front of the other

Start to wonder

Then question

Take the first step

Ask for change

Shatter the status quo