Mourning In Red

I remember you told me I look beautiful in red, like a delicate rose. I remember that day when I sent you a picture in a red dress and you came 12 miles just to see me. I remember how happy you were when you asked me out for the first time and I came…

The Rainbow Cave

“Don’t enter the cave, it is a dark hole”, they would say. But I see the cave light up in beautiful colors. I see it open its arms to embrace me with no judgments. I see others like me wearing the rainbow colors of the cave with pride. I see a life of love and…

Painted Upon

Like a canvas they pour colors on me, choking me with the weight. They make “art” on my bare skin like it wasn’t beautiful on its own. They glide their brushes on my face to smoothen my lines, leaving me crinkled on the inside. They turn me prettier with each touch but I can feel…

Emptiness

What fills the emptiness in your life? You’d be lying if you say you never feel empty. I’d be lying if I say there is no emptiness in my life. I open eyes in the morning to another day of pointless breathing. I look at the scars on my arms that sing songs of my…

On The Edge

I am standing on the edge of a cliff. As I look down, I see the calm water. It calls me, it longs for me. I am mystified by it. My eyes don’t want to leave it. I open my arms, ready to embrace the blue. But I am stopped by a voice above me….

Claimed By The Storm

Standing at a crossroad, trying to figure out where to go. Jumbled up thoughts but still a blank stare. Curbing a noise within me that wants to escape out as a shriek. I am shouting on the inside, asking for help but out comes a whisper that nobody hears. I stretch my hand out to…

Battling The World

When the world is against me, I battle alone. Standing my ground firm, head held high and looking at them in the eye. I may be alone, I may be singled out but I won’t give up. I’ll be bruised and I’ll be cut but I won’t bow down. It is for my respect and…

In My Memories

A house full of memories I will leave behind to make memories in a new home. My giggles will echo long after I am gone. My scent will remain on the pillow and my voice in the twirl of the wind chime. I’ll remain in the photo frames of the wall. I’ll leave my touch…

My Tired Soul

I wake up tired after a good night’s sleep and feel exhausted all the time. Why? This question bugs me day and night but the answer was lost until today. It is not my body that is exhausted, it is my soul. I trust no one and loves me nobody. I escape my reality but…

Rinsing Off The Devil

A pure soul I was. Am I pure anymore? I was trampled by every passerby, laughed at and crushed like a piece of trash. They burned me with their false selves and abandoned me when I was no use. But I am still alive today. I am not pure anymore, my soul is dark. You…

I Am Alive

You have sucked life out of my eyes, my soul and my existence. Now I float above the ocean like world as a dead body would. My eyes are still open but they are frozen pearls with no tears in them. My heart is still beating but feels nothing. My brain is alive and well…

The Colored Canvas

Staring at the blank canvas, she stands with paints around her. It was a beautiful sunset right outside her window. But today nothing could inspire her to pick up the brushes. Lying on the table with the palette was a form that would admit her to medical school. But did she want that? Her father…