Know your worth Before looking to appease others Or allowing others To label you And stick a price On your forehead So that if they value you Less than you know your worth to be Then you will know That they are not worth your time  

via The Shifting Sands Reblog! Firstly for the Word of the Day Challenge, and this poem of the all-devouring Shifting Sands (which I believe may have been a metaphor for a part of the mind) based on probably one of my best Noteflight compositions, which you can listen to either below the poem itself (on its […]

I’ve spent at least 20 minutes wondering what to call this poem. Any suggestions?   I love and hate in equal measure I relish a challenge but I can’t stand the pressure I’ve come to despise the very nature of society But I’d sacrifice myself in a heartbeat for humanity I second guess my every […]

Monsters dwell Beyond the walls I built to keep me From my hell So here I dwell Within these walls I built to keep me Safe and well I miss the world Beyond those walls I built to shield me From the cold So I construct worlds Within these walls That no reality Will ever […]

Society’s rules You just gotta accept That someone ushered in While the rest of us slept You gotta stand in line You gotta keep in step You gotta hold your tongue Keep your words in check You gotta play their game In everything you do But sometimes You gotta break the rules Before the rules […]

Safety Security Nothing but lies Luring you in Until you allow the comfort To get the better of you Then somebody will fuck it all up Shatter the illusion On which you risked it all Destroy what semblance of sanity You’d held onto Leave you with nothing But shards Cutting deep Until the blood runs […]

I pledged myself to you I’m sure before I even knew Your name I was simply waiting For when the moment came For us to meet We were meant to be A guarantee for eternity In this life, in this time In the last or in the next We were bound to find One another […]

I can’t seem to make it out of second gear Crawling my way through yet another year I don’t know what of but I’m afraid And the overwhelming uncertainty and fear Keeps me from shifting gear I can’t get the clutch to engage I see the others in fast lane Passing me by And I […]

If it feels like I’m pushing you away That’s just my way Of begging you to stay   If it seems like I’m showing you the door I’m not telling you to leave I’m asking you to never go that way   If I act like I want to be alone Don’t leave me on […]

He knew, deep down, That she had not always been there But he could not for the life of him Remember a time when she wasn’t It was as though she’d hacked into his memories And written herself into them