You know how Socrates said, “The unexamined life is not worth living?” Well, that got me thinking. We don’t get to live forever. We don’t get to restart and try again. We get one life, and while I have this one, I’m going to examine the hell out of it. This will be my journey from now until the end. This will be a record of all things, me. Enjoy the examined life.
via Daily Prompt: Wrinkle
In the grand scheme of your life I am but a hiccup,
a stray white hair on a black cardigan
standing out for all to see.
I am a wrinkle in your perfectly pressed blouse,
annoying only when noticed by you,
but almost completely invisible to everyone else.
And that is what I am,
an annoyance to only you.
We are the same, you and I,
like magnets of the same pole,
and maybe that’s why you push me away,
but I’ll change if it means I can be closer to you.
via Daily Prompt: Grasp
I wish it was easier
to be around you,
and not want
to be with you.
You tell me I make you smile,
at your lowest points
I bring your mood up,
and you’re thankful.
But when I reach for your hand,
you’re always too far away,
and I’m grasping at air.
I’ll fake it, pretend I don’t care
continue to make you smile,
and when we get close,
I’ll go on hoping that
someday you’ll grasp my hand tightly
and say, “never let go.”
via Daily Prompt: Wonder
I took the seat across from her,
she sat still, but smiled,
she had on watermelon earrings,
and her nails were red, like her lipstick.
I wondered why she was so “done up”
and I couldn’t help but stare.
I feared she would notice though,
so I looked down at the glass in front of her,
with the red liquid,
she told me what it was like five times,
but I couldn’t make it out,
and I just stared at her ruby-red lips,
as she mouthed the words over and over,
and I felt my heart skip a beat.
via Daily Prompt: Evoke
And here at the end, the goodbyes evoke the memories of hello,
the weight is lifted from shoulders, formality an afterthought,
laughter echoes as jokes become more lighthearted,
smiles on all faces, attempting to hide the sadness beneath.
You were all special, and I learned a lot,
but today is goodbye, and tomorrow anew,
and if I don’t see you again, at least the memories of hello,
and now, of goodbye, will remain with me for all time.
via Daily Prompt: Forlorn
In the distance, the two suns warmed
his forlorn figure as he stood on that tiny hill,
contemplating his future on this solitary rock.
His whole life he felt he didn’t belong,
always wishing he was off in the distance,
anywhere else, living a life of excitement,
but this is his home, this is what he knew.
When the suns set, however, and the darkness takes over,
he is allowed to dream of a galaxy far, far away.
via Daily Prompt: Winsome
It’s probably her winsome smile,
or how her eyes sparkle when she does smile,
or maybe it’s the cheeks, as they blush ever so slightly,
or it could be this feeling I hide from her,
the one that lets me ignore her shortcomings,
and realize she makes life worth it.
I sat through the musical,
an emotional one, where misery and love
were present in every character’s story,
and at intermission I was drained,
tired, yawning, nearly asleep.
She stepped up to the mic, the orchestra played,
and she sang, softly at first, then louder,
clear as crystal, smooth, sincere, heartbreaking.
When she was done, I was never more awake,
she sang like an angel, and I was lucky just to witness it.