Deviant Login Shop  Join deviantART for FREE Take the Tour

:iconwaffles-of-gondolyn: More from Waffles-Of-Gondolyn

More from deviantART


Submitted on
July 12


20 (who?)


Creative Commons License
Some rights reserved. This work is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.
[ starting from the bottom up ,
my heart was a mug--
you could drain
my soul in five seconds
flat . ]

on my right leg , a  mark on my big toe
from dropping a shampoo bottle on my foot .
let your eyes wander higher and i have a
long tear just above my ankle from attempting to
climb the tree to freedom.

on my knee , falling in basketball ;
tripping down the stairs ,
scratching at the callouses on your heart
left me impossibly wrecked .

on my stomach , tiny criss-cross scars
from older times , when i could not understand
the future of the present .

on my arms , lightening bolts ;
butterfly kisses ;
dried tears
and clustered roses dig their
thorns into my wrists .

we are so eternally similar you never
would comprehend .

that may have hurt the most .

on my heart , generations of pain :
rings around a tree like children
giggling in a sphere ,
i try to mimic their laughter
but my chest is too hollow .

on my mind ,
death traps ,
cold ice tickles my senses before
it swallows me whole .

in my soul ,
jealousy .
i don't want to be different ,
but i don't want to fit in .
life clutches my hand ,
but death grins and covers me with his
tattered cloak of empty souls and
cowardly angels .  
" i may not always be black-and-white but my feelings for you are crystal clear . "

i don't even know how i feel right now . how can people act like you're important to them and then walk out of your life ?
Add a Comment:
saltwaterlungs Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful poem that conjures a big, choesive picture. One question: why did you choose to put spaces between the punctuation?
Waffles-Of-Gondolyn Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
thank you ! it's just a stylistic preference , it doesn't mean anything :giggle: 
TheChesherCat Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is very beautiful. :heart:
DailyLitRecognition Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
Your wonderful literary work has been chosen to be featured by DLR (Daily Literature Recognition) in a news article that can be found here. Be sure to check out the other artists featured and show your support by :+fav:ing the News Article.

Keep writing and keep creating.
RueTris Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
UnspecifiedUnknown Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014   Writer
“I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong
so that you appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies
so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes
good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” - marilyn monroe
Add a Comment: