Asphyxiation

Some nights
I just want to stop breathing
For a little while,
And forget everything:
The heartbreak
violence, oppression,
Misguided intolerance.
25 years young
Still writing love songs
But they fall on deaf ears.
Is anyone even listening?
It seems I've been walking
Down this path of tears
For eternity.
No one can find me,
Hiding in my insecurities,
Gasping from asphyxiation.
Here, there is no oxygen;
Just the scent
Of death's temptation.

Feigning Freedom

You cannot have something

And not have it

Simultaneously.

You cannot feign feelings

To keep someone around.

You cannot hide the truth

To hold on to a lie.

You cannot love someone

and make them cry.

Love is not freedom

It is sacrifice

It is imprisonment

Of one’s selfishness.

It is unconditional kindness

It is wanting someone

Simply for their presence.

Love is not broken promises

Adorned with passionate kisses.

Love is not a flame

Engulfed in a waterfall.

Love is either all in

Or not at all.

So how can you say you love me

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Tomorrow’s Lover

I love you when the sun sets

When your face wanders into my head.

When the moon ascends into the sky

The thought of you makes me fly

over the clouds to a world all our own

where the future remains as yet unknown.

I love you when the moon rises

Seducing the tides with its charming spell

When my emotions coincide with the stories you tell.

The night promises another day with new surprises

Yet the gift of you remains the same.

But I love you most when you say my name.

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