Poetry, as an art form, is not something that can claim to have a ‘mass appeal’. Everyone loves it in some form or the other- suppressing it won’t go away. Very few of us just don’t actively seek poetry out like they’re used to.
It has been rekindled, stewed, hodgepodged and resurrected. And more recently in 22 Jump Street…
And to me? Well, it’s an evoked emotion. When the emotion has found its thought and the thoughts have found their words. The echo you shout trying to ask the shadow to dance.
This poetry peregrination has led me to a caboodle of short poems I thought finally deserved a spotlight. They’d what you call a mashup of emotions that I’ve experienced since being introduced to the wonderful rabbit hole of poetry back in my high school street-cred days.
Never try and comprehend how poetry works. It’s not black and white. It’s a million different sound waves and colours that harmonise together in whatever shape you desire. It’s not right or wrong. It’s purely based on the writer’s choreography. If it resonates with you, only then can you understand the power poetry has.
Prendre plaisir! X
The truth is that life isn’t short and that people are simple.
You should always grow with the ones who stay and learn from the ones who leave
then in the nonsense
only you can decide which of the two is worth remembering.
Scars remind us of where we have been
they don’t have to dictate where we are going.
Don’t tell me it doesn’t matter anymore because those scars mean more than just the damage it left.
It represents the times you almost lost your heart
and it means you should never forget how far you’ve come.
Keep chasing the birds that make you feel free.
Why is it human nature to want to strive for change?
Your suicide happens as soon as you let society make you feel ugly and you believe it.
So you change
in the way you look
The only thing you need to change
is the way you see.
Yes, you deserve happiness alone.
You deserve to know how much your smile
when no one is around to see it shine.
No one ever really breaks you
you think you’re broken
but the truth is you’re not.
The same way you think you’re lost
and it’s the people next to you who’s fault it is
give yourself some credit
you’re just discovering who you really are.
You’re a goddamn sunflower
you don’t drown the moment the rain starts
You can’t give up on the memory my dear
there’s no such thing as a long time ago,
there’s only the memories that mean something
and those that don’t.
You can’t concede just because the bad happens to the good of us.
Such is life and that’s how it is.
Shit happens and people leave.
Sometimes they just get lost
they never find their way home.
But don’t ever consider losing your way because the world is damned
for whatever you are
be a good one.
And I hope you find what you’re looking for. Far beyond than just yourself. I hope you feel nothing if you hurt the people you love, put yourself down when you feel like breaking up. I hope you find micro adventures and small miracles in amongst the clouds… the kind that make you believe in fairy tales and in true love, in trust. See the magic within people again and again. To hold someone’s hand even when it isn’t theirs and to assure them that in this life you’re worthy of shining your brightest star. Everyone deserves to be held when they feel alone, to be reminded of the collateral beauty in a dark room. You deserve to go home every day and to smile for no reason. Kid, you deserve to be loved in all places.
It’s a funny life in how things change. How you plan your existence and it never goes the way you envision it. You want to go left but instead you go right. Sometimes the right culminates into one of your greatest achievements. You want difference, but instead you’re the same, you want happiness but instead you feel pain. Why is that? The planned becomes the damned. Don’t be content with who you’ve become instead question why someone said you can never become more.
If you’re tired of fighting
Stop chasing those that don’t want to be caught
Stop giving so much and receiving so little
You’ll never understand because you are on the other side
Stop giving so much that it makes the other person blind.
One day you’ll realise that the only person who can save you is you.
I wish I had realised this sooner because you’re wrong
I don’t need saving because I’m the captain of my own ship
And I don’t need a pair of weak hands to catch me if I fall
it’s not going to happen.
Be humble enough to know that when you walk into a room and everyone knows your name
you close that door and open a new one.
How long does it take for someone to realise the worries of the world were just theirs
it was too late.
One day my dear you will see that this wasn’t just a dream
the world didn’t revolve for you.
You worked for what your desired
and you slept without fear that amongst all of the sheep
you were the lion.
There are over a million words in the English language
do we struggle so hard to find the words that leave us speechless.
You care because someone tells you to
you walk in someone else’s footprints
to become a shadow.
Why try so hard to blend in though
when you can colour in your own lines?
The finished picture is worth more than you think.
They come and they leave
we merely try to exist to make sense of the world.
He isn’t indifferent to your pain
who are you to try and justify what is fair and cruel.
We wouldn’t believe in this existence
if only the good stuff happened.
To Romeo I am no Juliet
To Jack I am no Rose
This love is our own battlefield.
You hold the gun and I’ll hold the bullets.
When all you can do
and embrace this beautiful massacre
we are all beautifully damned.