on drowning, swimming, and the difference thereintwo girls are swimming in two lanes, separate with a timer overheadon drowning, swimming, and the difference therein by MisfitableGrae
counting up their seconds. it’s a race to first, to the end of the lane,
to the medals and the glory and the place where water turns into land
and the dry hugs that wait there. it’s a race and
there’s a winner in the pool right now and it’s
either the girl with the red swim cap
or the one whose goggles fall off as soon as
she hits the water.
they are both in high school and they both do not know the other’s name.
the girl with the loose goggles is the crowd’s f
the suicidal king of heartsthe truth is i haven’t gone to churchthe suicidal king of hearts by MisfitableGrae
in years and the town i was born in is one
half train tracks, one half hotels and one half
fast food restaurants.
i guess i was always going to be good at running away.
it’s in my blood.
i’m getting too old to still want to turn
into a mermaid on my sixteenth birthday
so i do not have to worry about taxes
and income and the difference between mols
and moles and the difference between
wearing your heart on your sleeve
and giving it to someone you trust.
it would be nice to not have to worry.
but if this poem is about honesty,
i have to tell you i still dream about that
the thing i’ve noticed about growing up,
is that you’ll think you’re old and you’ll think you’re old
but you’re never really grown up until
you walk past dandelions without picking them
or step on one two three cracks in the sidewalk,
without remembering there is something you should be
some days, i’ll
take twosuicide survivors eat stale chipstake two by MisfitableGrae
and sour milk.
this is a fact.
we all think we're past our expiration
8 Things I Learned Before I Turned Sixteen1. you are stronger than you think8 Things I Learned Before I Turned Sixteen by MisfitableGrae
and when you tell other people this,
do not be offended when they start talking about muscle mass.
they will not understand until they wake up
one day and are disappointed to find themselves
2. reading books about thin people
doesn’t make you thin
just like writing poems about happiness
doesn’t make you happy.
3. make new year’s resolutions. even if you know
they won’t last longer than the shower
you make them in, do it anyways because
you’ll love the idea of the person you were
washing off of you with the dirt.
4. you’re going to fall head over heels
over ankles over fingers in love with a boy.
this does not mean that you have any right
to keep him.
5. someone won’t always be there to tell you,
“hey, good job on getting out of bed today.
good job on going to school and doing your homework.
good job on surviving today.”
but good job anyways.
6. change your hair color. change your s
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Milestone!!!!! Lets celebrate!!!Milestone!!!!! by PoetrynProseWatchers
This humble group has now reached 100 members!!!
And for this reason, allow me to present to everyone some of the amazing deviations submitted by you (yes you!):
Epiphany by creativemikey humiliation by thetaoofchaos
Angelica by HardlySleeping
My Undying Love by Gothicral
how to heal by KaitForest a casual i love you by touristEYES how to be a writer OR how to break your own heart. by HezClicks 10 ways depression can say i don't love you by ohsostarryeyed on drowning, swimming, and the difference therein by MisfitableGrae trust me, I'm a mortician by ivorysinkshore settlement by IyraEMM the shit i learned in high school by TheAdequateGatsby buzzed by 0hgravity
From the contributor, JWA2277
Our Hands by vagrantdreamer18 I Don't Know by kykyle1399 Hooked by WizardHowl10001 Dear Poetry, by DearPoetry Metaphors by IWantToBeEmmaPeel Call Me Anything... by Loling223 Forgotten Friend by forthefailure
From the co-founder Pauper-Circumstance
Endorsed By The Surgeon General. by Whyles Human Nature by jul320 My Love, Stay by LadyLincoln Ode To A Falcon by NathanielFlyingOwl I like you~ A Poem by lightbleueyes Static Wings by Entitaria :thumb41341
when people say that teenagers don't make good choices, i guess they're kind of right. But in a way, i guess they're also saying that they didn't make good choices as a teenager and because they don't want to be alone or they don't want to think that they're alone, they'll say all teenagers make bad choices.
look. what i'm trying to say is that i was a little kid and now i'm a teenager and i'll probably grow up to say things like, "teenagers have no idea what they want to do with their lives" or "teenagers make terrible decisions".
i guess in general, i'm saying that i make some bad decisions and bad choices and sometimes i regret them instantly and other times i don't know i'm supposed to regret them until three or four months after the fact.
see, i still don't use a lot of punctuation and capital letters and i still spell "months" with an e and i still like the same boy i did when i was seven and i still hate myself just as much as i did two weeks ago and i've done these things for so long i don't think there's really a cure and i'm used to that, it's okay.
and just i guess, finally, or maybe in short, i am always going to come back. i mean, sure there's going to be breaks, sometimes long breaks, breaks that i can't really comprehend ending, but i will always come back, okay, there are times when i'm going to really want to leave and i'm going to think i'm able to but then i never can and i'm not.
so. i guess you can take this as being about deviantArt or being about life but i think it works for both.
thank you all so much, each and every one of you is a reason i stay.