Cursive Letters

I placed my thumb on her

soft face

and felt those

butterflies

come fluttering back

like they do every time

I am reminded that she is my

wife.

I wipe away her tears

and look into her eyes

“I have to go”

I whisper

and she shakes her head

but remains silent

because she knows

words alone

can not convince me

because she knows

in my head

and the heads of the army

I have already gone.

But silence is the worst goodbye

because it leaves space for thoughts to come intruding in

ruining the moment.

Silence is the worst goodbye

because there are so many words

I want to say

scream

yell to her

but I cannot because her silence

speaks over me

drowning

me

out.

 

 

About Me

I’m a girl,

I like long skirts that swish when you spin,

And flowery headbands that remind me of spring,

I like socks with the little frills,

And eating cute sweets ’till I feel ill,

I like pastel versions of colours like pink and blue,

And dark ones that make me look emo too,

I like music that’s loud and angry,

But also ones that go slowly,

I play sports ’till I’m soaked in sweat,

And spend Saturdays surfing the net,

I love a good book,

And care about how I look,

Sometimes I’m quiet and shy,

But I won’t be embarrassed to flirt with a guy,

I’m not off limits for girls either,

Or non-binarys for that matter,

I cannot be defined,

I don’t fit into a box, and I don’t need to,

I’m both, I’m all,

Don’t try to confine me

Just A Game?

Whack! Into the goal,

Celebration, cheering,

page26-1024x791.jpgBooing, jeering,

You’re screaming, moaning, groaning, shouting,

But why are you shouting?

You pass the blame,

Play the name game,

But they tell us it’s just a game,

Just a game we play?

Is it just a game when there are posters on my wall,

Is it just a game played by my idols?

Is it just a game with blood, sweat, and tears, uva_field_hockey

Is it just a game when we all cheer?

Is it just a game when it brings in the cash?

Is it just a game when it’s all I have?

My voice is horse from cheers,

My eyes wet with tears,

I’m sweating, tired,

Instead of discouraged, I’m inspired,

For to me this is no game,

This is my life.

We’re All Dying

We’re all dying, that’s not a lie,

Each with an individual hourglass,

Counting down their time,

Their sunsets and their dawns,

Slipping away like sand in fingers,

Grappling, grabbing, gone,

And another is filled,

Another hourglass begins,

Another life to build,

Ying and Yang,

Good and evil,

When one dies the others sang,

For death is not the end,

As a new life has began.

 

 

 

 

A Pessimist’s Anthem

What good is living when you’re practically dead?What good are morals when all we do is guess?

What good are morals when all we do is guess?

What good are priests’ speeches, When all they have said,

Have been reused over and over again?

What good is listening to your heart over your head,

When your heart’s just a muscle beating in your chest?

What good is waking up when you could just lie in bed?

What good is living when you’re already dead?

A Poem For You

Feminism,

Equalism,

Whatever you wish to name it,

We’re all fighting the same battle,

The battle for rights,

Gay rights,

Black rights,

Women’s rights,

Muslim’s rights,

Transgender rights,

 

HUMAN RIGHTS,

 

Because we’re all human, right?

 

Shot because of who you love,

Shot because of how you look,

Shot because you were born like that,

Shot because you’re ascociated with them,

Shot because you want people to use your name,

Your pronouns,

Shot because expressing yourself isn’t allowed,

Shot because you can’t change that about yourself,

Shot because you were having fun,

Riding a bike,

At a club in Orlando,

Shot because you’re wearing what you wanted,

Shot because you wanted the toilet,

Because you wanted respect,

 

Because we’re treating everyone like humans, right?

 

Slavery abolished: 1866

Equal Pay Act: 1970,

Sex Discrimination Act: 1975,

Race Relations Act: 1976,

Disability Discrimination Act: 1995

Religion or Belief Regulations: 2003,

Sexual Orientation Regulations: 2003,

The Equality Act: 2010

 

 

And it still happening.

And we still have to fight,

Fight for basic human rights,

Human rights established 27 years ago,