mediocre

the 2am poem

My mother will never let me be a starving writer

she'd rather my regrets be as secure as my salary

but I know deep down she is right

I shouldn't let myself waste away writing mediocre poetry

hoping that one day I'll find even a modicum of talent

but for the time being

sitting around trying to find myself is made more lively

with a few verses about the girls who prefer

handsome boys with potential

and the memories I prefer to block out

what am I if not a few melodramatic lines

on anything and everything

I'm the cringe on a real writer's face

and the guilt in my mother's smile

but for those who'd use my shoulder as a pillow

and my head and heart as a bank

my pen stands as loyal guardian

and when they look in my eyes

they'll see every gouging pain

I've had the courage to love

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 it isn't that 

 

anyone's mind 

 

is being read

 

that  just isn't possible

 

same as blue 

 

isn't red

 

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but it's because

 

when you're close

 

to the universe's needs

 

what you ask will 

 

be answered

 

wrapped up gently

 

in love's seeds

 

 

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patience must be learned

 

the guidance can be thin

 

you can't rush it you have to wait

 

for it to surface from within

 

 

*****

 

 

9:46 AM 7/6/2013

 

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Author's Notes/Comments: 

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