Life After Death

It’s raining on this sweet summer night

Pitter patter on the petals of the tree

The tree that stands and holds on tight

Through every storm with all it’s might

 

I wrote a poem when my cousin died

Had no idea she was a poet as well

It’s funny how we suddenly show pride

In broken seashells washed up from the tide

 

Gloomy skies often remind me of her

As it rained the day she passed away

My childhood memories are such a blur

Oh, how I regret that we weren’t closer

 

But I can feel her in the summer sun

And I still see her in the blushing pink

Of soft petals on bright flowers undone

As Earth resembles the life of one

To Ashley, another poetic soul.

Falling

I’ve done it again

I jumped, trying to fly

Only to find myself plummeting

Falling into life and its crooked ways

 

I’ve been in constant descent since I was kid

Maybe even longer

I fall for everything

And damn it, it feels good all the way down

 

Sweet talk giving color to my cheeks

Lies that turn into broken promises

Humans that love only themselves

Ironically, I’m one of them

Temptation because yes, please, I want it badly

Love when it tastes like freedom

Hearts too pretty to pass up

Souls that match my own

Words as real as death

The magic of being lost in nature

Wishes that never come true

Cravings I can’t quite satisfy alone

Dreams that leave me wanting

A touch to make me tremble

Soft lips I can’t resist

A charming wink to melt for

A stare that strikes me down with eyes that draw me in

Smiles that steal my heart, ready to break it

 

All these things leave me weak

They give me false wings

For a chance to destroy myself

And those around me

But no matter the cost

I’ll never stop falling