Three Poems For Thoughts
"Resilience in Roses"
Hope costs too much
They tell us the world is ours,
but I can feel it slipping away.
My future runs like water,
right through my hands, like I didn’t even have it.
They tell us, tough times may be your only times,
but at least you have each other.
I want to escape from these hopeless future romantics,
they poison my future with their hope – and leave me with the mess.
I need to escape from this tiny over expecting town,
following me everywhere I go telling me – you need to do more.
The path that I had set out, fades away –
leaving me to be stuck in this education prison,
where the guards are told to push you to do your best.
When really – they push too hard.
I was not built to be pushed by others,
I will not be pushed by others when I cannot push them back.
But if I push back – I am reckless.
labeled for life and told to suck it up.
If I live, I am stuck in this box for years and years,
but if I die, I lie in another box – alone.
The day I am freed is when I’ll be able to see,
the reason they have hope and why it costs so much to have it.
Why can’t hope be free?
I’m a writer not a fighter –
if you can understand.
I fight for what I believe in,
even though my ideas get banned.
I have the right to speak my mind,
even when you don’t agree.
Why can’t you just be kind –
and accept me.
I am different and so are my beliefs,
but my rights are my own,
and believe me –
I am not alone.
These ideas make me who I am,
and you may resist.
But I will never change the things that I do –
they are my instincts.
Poems for Thoughts
I hold words in my mind –
I didn’t even know I had.
I will share them with you,
if you share with me one thing.
Your thoughts – thoughts on all.
Life, death, love, hurt –
tell me your darkest secrets,
and more –
if you please.