The Power

A Poem By Erin // 5/2/2013

1. The Power
Hold our secrets in just a little longer
Don’t they always say that it can’t get any worse?
I’m starting to realize that I might just do anything for you
That’s a power that I don’t want to give

2. Rotten Memories
Spill out all the broken pieces, throw them in the trash
They can sit and rot and fester until the smell like week old oranges
I won’t shed a tear, nor will I blink an eye

3. Unrequited Love
All the pain, the suffering
My love, left in the cold, blindsided
Oh, my love is unrequited
Touches kept far away, away
Oh, my love, I’ve been denied it
Oh, my love is unrequited
Kisses from across the room
Short and cold, and solely one-sided
Oh, my love is unrequited
Stayed afloat, but not for far
Oh, my love, I cannot fight it
Oh, my love is unrequited

4. Excruciatingly Aware
Constantly aware of where you are
I know when you’re coming by the click of your pen
I see you out of the corner of my eye
I can read your mood by the back of your head

5. Almost Lover
Finally, my fears are confirmed
You’ve known me too long to see me any other way
Perhaps I’ll grow to love you platonically
Maybe from here I’ll see you like the big brother I never had
Instead of an unattainable almost lover

6. Maybe Someday
I hope you can keep your eyes and ears open
I hope that you might sometimes hear my name
Or see my smile
Maybe you’ll even think that you really missed out.

7. Those Three Words
Silence begs to be broken
It pulls my lips apart
“I love you,” I finally say
But already you’ve stopped caring
About my barely beating heart

Comments

They're dark.

They're dark... that's as brutally honest as I can get ;) Because I really, really, really, really, really, really, seriously love your poetry. These were a little choppy this time, I felt (personally) unattached from them, which is new because usually I feel your poetry.
I like 6 the most, I think. They are all good, I also like Unrequited love, and Almost Lover reminded me of the song by Fine Frenzy... LOL! But really I do like them.
PLEASE keep posting poetry!

Kassady | Thu, 05/02/2013

"Here's looking at you, Kid"
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Write On!

Thanks! Lol, I like that song

Thanks! Lol, I like that song too. You can tell what I've been listening to. I agree about the choppiness. Thank you for the honesty (even though you were still far too kind). Everybody's so nice!

Erin | Thu, 05/02/2013

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

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