Maybe I am the rose that grew from concrete
or maybe I am the crevice where the beauty grows

the same thing that allows beauty to show
that skids across the page
the same thing that you need to cover and correct

because the stuff that comes out of the schoolhouse is fragile as a withered tree
I’ve become the doorbell
an annoying tone that leaves a soreness in your ears whenever rung
everything feels like a lost opportunity

and remember the rose?
that pain that continues to grow?
I am one that curls across the wall, unknowing of when to let go
as the sun comes out become as pale as weeds
the more attention bring, the less care for giving

I haven’t slept well lately
the water in the kitchen sink flows like the torment thought off my lips
I have no discrepancy when I’m supposed to
I do when I’m not
the suffering I endure is the same I try to avoid
and the same thing I always feared

was the same thing I become

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6 Comments
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    Em 1 month ago

    This is so touching. Its so descriptive and really gets your mind and thoughts flowing. I really enjoyed it, definitely a keeper! it makes me wonder what other thoughts you have in your head and It also lets me connect with it very well. It really touched my soul. I enjoyed it! thank you 🙂

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    Jason 2 months ago

    Matthew,
    This is top-notch poetry man, really makes you think. I feel like I’m being two stories at once and near the end the stories combine into one very powerful message.

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    Maddie 2 months ago

    This left me speechless. Every word you have written pierces through my mind, making me feel every emotion I believe this is trying to convey. It’s absolutely beautiful.

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    Beatrice 2 months ago

    this made me think that life is worth it. that i should be happy

  5. Emily 5 months ago

    Mathew,

    This was a beautiful poem. There was so much meaning and fight in so few words. You have a gift and I hope you continuing writing. I would love to read some more of your pieces. Do you have any tips for writing poetry? I am working on improving mine.

    Thanks, Emily

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    Vicky 6 months ago

    This is a very Beautiful poem. I really enjoyed reading it. 🙂

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