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Some people will see the blank page
As comparable to the most dreadful curse
But I see it as potential
To write in my own words the perfect verse

And though this is yet to happen
The promise will always remain right there
Like a newborn leaving the womb
As they take their first breath of fresh air

Some people will see the blank page
As a reason or excuse to give in
But every great literary work
Needed a scribbled first word to begin

Seeds of a thought that blossom
Thoughts that bloom in to an idea
The page slowly becomes your friend
As the reason you’re writing becomes clear

Some people will see the blank page
As their familiar adversary
As difficult to run away from
As the hardest to forget memory

But like those unwanted memories
It eventually will have to be faced
Don’t hide away from the hollow
And with words the blank page will be replaced
The Beauty of the Blank Page
Some broken people can hurt you without thought
But believe me when I say it’s not their fault
With an open wound as delicious as yours
It would be a shame not to rub in the salt

So why do you insist on shaking that girl
Do you like playing the martyr on your knees?
Acting like you’re a paragon of purity
Well today that purity feels ripe for disease

Some broken people cry not knowing what for
Have sympathy as they weren’t born with black hearts
Like you and I they have grey matter in their brain
But their thoughts are a great distance from dark

So why do you insist on hitting that girl
When she stopped feeling many blue moons ago?
A waste of energy, like her wasted breath
When she told you that her safe word was ‘no’

Some broken people lash out without warning
At those close to them that they hold most dear
Trying to fight away those armed with feelings
Yet at the same time wishing that they were near

So why do you insist on leaving that girl?
She’s a conundrum you’re unable to solve
Yes, it’s dark in there but that’s how she likes it
It’s where her beautiful, twisted thoughts revolve
Some Broken People
You once said you’d write a poem to my mother
About how much you loved her only son
But something seems to have changed in your heart of late
And now the word count has become none

I know I am not your knight in shining armour
In fact no armour could protect me
From all the nights I have spent sitting in the dark
With no moon to light up my misery

You once said you had dreamt of the two of us
Young lovers stood knee deep in a lake
But you chose to increase the depth of the water
Before I even had a chance to wake

Now I am drowning in the dreams of your sunset
As I can't get a handle on my blues
Still I offer you my shoulders to stand on
So you can breathe but of course you refuse

You once said that you were writing me a letter
And told me to read it with a smile
But I’m not sure if I can remember how to
Since it has been such a very long while

Still I begin to read it with a hopeful heart
And each swirl of your calligraphic scrawl
Forms a butterfly that takes flight from the page
As the word count slowly begins to fall
The Word Count Is None
I am desperately seeking someone to save me
Wondering where I have been going wrong
The more I allow myself to be walked over
The more I feel like it’s where I belong

Under the tread marks of your rubber soled shoe
My face has been driven in to the mud
You’ve laced my dignity with so much self doubt
What on earth have I gained from being good

I am desperately seeking something to save me
The next line to the poem of my life
Dissecting my past with clinical precision
Using a pen-shaped surgical knife

With a blade that seems to cut deeper and deeper
Each time that I am wounded or I am hurt
But maybe now is the time to put down my pen
And distribute my anger with more than words

I am desperately seeking something to save me
I feel I’m on the cusp of a rebirth
I will take centre stage and leave you in the wings
There is no more time left to rehearse

I have stiffened the sinews, I have summoned the blood
I face my fears and I’ve made a decision
I can be strong, I can be bad, I can be bold
But I do not have to be the villain
The Villain (Bye Bye Mr. Nice Guy)
realityisfarlessexciting.......shout out to my main man Shakespeare for inspiring the last verse :D
You told me that you loved me
And breathed life in to my world
You told me that you loved me
And you’ll always be my girl

You told me that you loved me
That I’m such a special man
You told me that you loved me
And we were part of His plan

Now you tell me you don’t love me
But you still let me believe
You tell me you don’t love me
And you never let me grieve

You tell me you don’t love me
That we can only be friends
Then you tell me you still love me
But never speak to me again
You Told Me That You Loved Me


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ghostirl111 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Student General Artist
Hi, Rifle.....I just wanted to stop by and say....your poems....ALL your poems are amazing. All of them have such depth and dark beauty, bringing out things I never could see otherwise, your writings are an inspiration to me, and I hope to see much more from you. You are talented and I love your ideas and fluent skill, I am kinda a writer of poems, but yours just makes me want to be better and better! I hope you enjoy your work, because I sure do :3
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014   General Artist
Hey :)

First of all i want to say sorry for being so slow in replying to this comment. I haven't been on the site in a while.

Your words are very kind and it is so nice to hear that you find what I write inspiring. It makes me want to write more in fact too :)

so thank you for that!
ghostirl111 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Student General Artist
Honestly, Thank YOU. :) have a nice day
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014   General Artist
thank you :) enjoy your weekend!
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