Tears

Tears dropped down his eyes
His face a mosaic of pain and anguish
In his hands a lifeless body
So young, frail and completely devoid of soul

Tears dropped down her eyes
Her offspring spins on the icy battleground
All actions suddenly come to an end
Applause surrounds the stadium

Tears dropped down his eyes
She stands in front, nodding
In her hand was a new shiny band
Life’s journey was about to begin

Tears dropped down her eyes
The family all follow suit
She waves at the ones she loved
But never sees the returning goodbye

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I Loved You

You once held up the paint can
While I stood on a ladder
And I loved you

You once told me about your worries
While I was fast asleep in bed
And I loved you

You once made a kite for my birthday
While I was busy working
And I loved you

You once made me pose for a picture
While I was sick of the world
And I loved you

You once told me to forget all that we did and start anew with you
While I was crying over my decisions
And I loved you

And now that I no longer remember
I don’t love you
I don’t love you anymore

Letters on the Wall

The first time I saw a word on that wall
Was when the plague came along
We all hid in our houses so we would be safe
But someone went out to write four letters
And all he wrote was “LIVE”

The second time I saw a word on that wall
Was when the army took over
We were told that they would protect us
But someone went out to erase a letter
And all that was left was “LIE”

The third time I saw a word on that wall
Was when I was getting ready to start anew
I was told to follow in someone’s footsteps to be safe
But someone went out to erase all but one letter
And all that was left was “I”

Today that wall was taken down
It stood in the way of the construction of a building
I was told that I would be taken care of inside
But someone went out to write four letters on the ground
And all he wrote was “LIVE”

Different

You know that young boy who sits on his own
Counting stars while the sun is out
Drawing circles in the air
He’s different

You know that old man who yells at others
Waving his stick at invisible mobsters
Pointing the middle finger at the fence
He’s different

You know that guy who types into spaces
Thinking stories out of thin air
Wondering if anyone can ever understand him
I’m different

You Would

I would wait for you at the steps
You would come in your bright yellow car
I would call out and laugh at you
As you arrived wearing goggles

I would sit in your car
You would play your favourite songs
I would sing my heart out and you would chuckle
As you drove us down to the restaurant

I would take your soft, strong hand
You would lead me out of your car
I would skip a little beside you and you would yell
As you told me not to do that in heels

We would sit at the table
They would serve us dinner and dessert
We would laugh the whole night and they would stare
As we shared jokes about jellies and horses

I would stand outside my house
You would carefully close the car doors
I would watch you walk closer and you would smile
As you pulled me in closer

I would sit at the window
You would sit in the driveway waving back
I would wildly wave and you would grin
As the day ended with you

I would lie in bed
You would be in yours
I would try to keep you up and you would whisper
As midnight approached

But now

I will be a black dress
You will be in a white suit
I will try to keep my tears in and you will pass me by
As the coffin lowers into the ground

 

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Yes this is my first time writing in a female perspective and I’m pretty sure a number of you would have violent objections to the words I used. Go ahead and comment them all!

 

Or maybe no one will read this.