Nothing Feels Right

Nothing feels right,

My clothes feel like skin that shouldn’t be there.

The air feels intrusive like microscopic invaders,

Nothing feels right.

I don’t want to open my eyes and see my life broken into hours,

Nor do I want to fall asleep and enter a new world with the same horrors.

Today is a new day, only with added memories,

And even those don’t feel like my own.

Cut Me Down

Arms open wide, I embrace the rain,

The cold air feels like death in motion.

I am vulnerable, but I am brave,

But I’m not ready for the end.

 

I love the sky and everything beneath,

Even though there’s decay to be seen.

There’s treasures to be found, if you know where to look,

And there’s more than just gold worth holding on to.

Look at me as you wish, but know one thing,

Try as you may, but you can’t cut me down.

Life Is Selfish

There was a time, where I was alone,

Even though I smile today, the shards are still within.

Given time, I’d allow you to feel the sharp ends,

But don’t flatter yourself, I don’t fall freely.

You should well know, that life ain’t sweet.

Life is selfish,

So you have to be selfish yourself.

For time is not the giver of life,

But the dawn of the end that follows the knife.

My Heart Is Your Home

I can taste the pain right on your tongue,

And for just a moment, my heart feels numb.

I know you’re afraid, but I shan’t hide,

For a moment in time can change the tide.

I’ll take the heat if it means you’ll smile,

Only for you, I’ll walk that mile.

Even though the journey is far,

I’ll always guide you, wherever you are.

Know just this; you are not alone,

And tell yourself this; my heart is your home.

Reflection

I see my eyes as young as they’ve ever been,

Just as the day when I came into this world.

I wasn’t rich, but I could breathe,

Sometimes that’s enough to keep you going.

I never had a mother’s love, nor a life blessed with grace,

But I had riches worth more than gold, I had people worth knowing.

Sit by my, close to the river bank,

Take a look at our reflection.

Take a moment to feel the air,

And remember what’s worth living for.

A Bitter Coating

There’s a gentle calling that feels so natural,

But in the dimming embers lays a void of uncertainty.

A glimpse of a smile can send me into panic,

Yet a single moment can raise a thoughtless storm.

I could feel the smoke crawl across my skin,

Only to get burned as the light showed false hope.

The light was strong, promising, you could say,

But all things sweet have a bitter coating.