I will sail through the stormiest seas of my mind
only on a fishing boat of hope
I will dive into the depths of my troubles
only with my heart on my sleeve
I will release the light of my soul into the darkness of the world
only by being honest with myself
I will, I will, I will
Forgive me Father for I have sinned
I have doubted and hurt
I have fought and argued
I have destroyed and broken
I haven’t loved or forgiven
I haven’t helped or supported
I haven’t encouraged or aided
You guess she’d look even cuter in her lingerie
But it’s probably a little safer to say
‘I like your eyes and the way they shine’
Instead you keep to yourself, staying in line.
You think Matt has been drinking too much lately,
You’re worried it’s affecting his life maybe.
He cheated yet reassured you everything’s fine
So you keep to yourself, staying in line.
You stare at the coffin right in front of you.
You never told him, you hoped he knew
That good guys like him come one in every nine,
You had to keep to yourself; you had to stay in line.
These are the things people don’t say
You only get one chance, don’t throw it away.
Malik was a young, light-hearted king
Who never wore a crown nor a ring.
He was a kind, merciful soul
Who only ever had one goal
To protect and prosper with his people
And treat everyone as his equal.
One day, however, he called out to the Gods
To help the love of his life beat her odds.
The Gods remained silent,
Malik grew more violent.
His mind started to fill with hatred until
One day, in all his gloom and despair
Malik was made aware
That a poor old man sought his aid
To help his sick child but Malik wasn’t swayed.
“I pray for mercy from the Gods”
To which Malik laughs and nods
“The Gods have no mercy
That’s why they are Gods”.
I watch you move and I start to believe
The cliche statements about love
That I used to find silly and cheesy
I used to think love was this intense, crazy, uncontrollable feeling
But when I’m with you, I’m at peace, I’m calm
I’m just a bundle of energy floating on a rock
that twists and turns through space
But I float with you and
We fall into each other like puzzle pieces
Lips perfectly sculptured and plump like peaches,
Taste sweeter than honey busy bees have buzzed to create.
Whenever I say something silly they spread across your face
Enlightening the room, making you glow like a firefly.
No verbs or similes could ever do it justice
But I hope this would suffece
I mean suffice, either way they’re too nice
Like a hot day with lemonade and ice.
Crows feet, your eyes shine,
Fine like wine from 1949.
Sometimes you spoil me and let your teeth show,
Crooked teeth can’t even spoil your glow.
You are the universe
you’ve got galaxies of thoughts
stars freckled on your skin
i’ll follow you like the moon
while the sun is in your eyes
you run saturn rings around me
you’re a black hole and you swallow me whole
I choose to write down how I feel
This paper will never understand the ocean inside my head
Yet I blot and bruise it with ink that seeps from my pen
I hold the universe inside of me
Complex thoughts and emotions swivel in my head
Even though I know I can choose how I feel
Perception can be a deadly thing
Yet I continue to stab my book with false and negative energy
There are poems inside of me that paper can’t handle.
There’s beauty in taking ones self apart
I constantly can’t comprehend my own behaviour
Passively walking down a path that i did not intend
Severely stressing about my next move
I’m the king but it’s checkmate
My mind’s a clock and I don’t tick right
If life was a dance, I’d be awfully off key
I fear being misunderstood
I’m just looking for what’s right
I feel late to my own fate
I’d bet against myself in my own fight
I hate how average I feel
Fuck I’m sick of talking to myself
I live on my own planet
I selfishly don’t share it with anyone
Disappointed rooted deep down inside me
but I’m used to being cut short.