Unspoken

So many things left unspoken

They cut, leaving my heart broken

Countless thoughts swirling in my head,

Stifling my chest and eroding my stead…

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So many things I wish I could have said…

Yet I’m left carrying the weight of this reality instead.

So many things I wish we could have done

But our stories died before they even begun;

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I miss the things we never got a chance to do

The feelings we’ll never get a chance to work through;

The fact I’ll never know if there could have been anything more

Whether this unspoken thing would soar or plummet into the floor;

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There are so many feelings left in silence

Seething, roaring with rage and defiance;

Feelings I’ll have to carry into their slumber

…they might have been hollow; or a marvellous wonder…

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So many things were muted, were left unspoken;

Yet it was words that damaged, by that same token;

It won’t be words building the end of this line

Won’t matter they’re yours or if they are mine…

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It won’t be words to help untwine

It’ll always be distance, and it’ll take time.

So many things were left unsaid

Yet, saying them won’t move us ahead.

Ashes

Ashes to ashes and dust to dust,

Burning emotions that evoke mistrust…

Ashes to ashes and dust to dust,

Instead of feeling, I’d rather combust;

To infinity and beyond one more realisation

What I once craved, now feels like an invasion;

To the place inside me beyond frustration,

I’ll find my own path out of damnation;

Ashes to ashes and dust to dust,

Each a handful of sand hiding disgust;

Ashes to ashes and dust to dust,

I’m claiming my soul and all that is just.

Reset

It was a sinking ship, and I knew I’d drown

But the waves kept calling, so I kept coming around;

It was a hurricane, and I knew I’d die

But the wind stroked my hair and promised I would fly…

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I said tomorrow will be a better day,

I’ll be a better me; I’ll kneel down and pray;

I said that’s when I’ll let this go, just not today

Tomorrow came around, and now I have to pay;

I knew I was covered in quicksand, and I would sink

But so close to it, I lost all my ability to think;

It was a volcano, waiting to explode

Now I have to sit in silence, watch my soul erode…

I knew I’d have to die so many deaths,

I’d crumble under the weight of my regrets;

And yet I forged my way through fire

Bewitched my essence with desire…

It was an ocean of distress, I knew I’d sink

I let it happen – and it dissipated like a blink

And now I have to bury this part of my heart

Reset, rewind, reinvent and restart…

Stardust

I want to tell you everything you need to hear

to kill off every insecurity and every fear;

I want to tell you how to wear your light

…how to make the most out of your fight;

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I wish you’d know: you are pure growth

Not good or bad, you’re always both;

…I wish you’d know you are… stardust…

You’ve got the power to create, just trust;

Understand we’re made from magic

We can transform what seems so tragic;

..I wish we’d see through others’ eyes;

Love their lows and love their highs;

 

I wish we’d known that days alone..

make us appreciate our life’s on loan;

fleeting feelings through our hearts,

No control over our parts…

Understand we’re made from magic

We can transform what seems so tragic;

..I wish we’d see through others’ eyes;

Love their lows and love their highs;

I want to tell you everything you want to hear

Expose my soul until it’s sheer

To show you how to bear your might

and how to see into the night;

And we’ll lift our spirits to embrace

Every single feeling that we chase;

We’d see then what it’s like to catch

Dreams as elusive as a scratch;

We’d hear the colour of every word

know how to make sense of the absurd;

And all it’d take, is a reach of the hand,

to stop the suffocation of demand;

To lift the weight off of our chest

Letting us breathe, and for once, rest;

And without prejudice or fear

We’d just be present, we’d just live here.

I want you to be…

I want you to be a GIANT…

Challenge the norm, proudly defiant!

I want you to have more than a voice….

I want you to know you have a choice.

I want you to know saying “no” is expected

That the bare minimum is being respected;

Your value is more than what you cater to others

That you aren’t responsible to be their mothers;

I want you to feel in control

Leave no room for fear in your soul;

I want you to feel like you can create

a life you dream of, not leave it to fate.

I want you to dream as hard as you can

Take your life in stride rather than plan;

Accept the magic of the unknown

Knowing you’ll reap all that you’ve sown;

I want you to know you aren’t complicated,

Instead, you’ve lived by standards that are far outdated;

…and that your worth isn’t quantifiable as a list

…anyone saying that …should be justly dismissed.

I want you to know that being right isn’t what matters

And sometimes, kindness, is saying something that flatters;

That no one is perfect, no matter how much love you give,

and, sometime, putting yourself first means … to forgive.

I want you to be a CONTENDER,

To never feel as if you have to surrender

any essence of what makes you be …

Or as if you don’t know what it’s like to be free…

I want you to be your first point of advice

To put boundaries before playing nice

I want you to embrace all you can be

And live in a world you don’t have to flee.

I want you to be a GIANT…

Challenge the norm, proudly defiant!

I want you to have more than a voice….

I want you to know you have a choice.