you see | my heart is a bookshelf | poem

Sunday, 10 November 2019


You see is a poem about how I always find myself daydreaming about different stages of my life and how I can never seem to let people go. The easiest way for me to describe this is through the metaphor of my heart being a bookshelf. I keep adding more people into my life when I can't let go of the people from my past. Similarly to the way you would hold on to a torn old book that wasn't any good.
You see

my heart is like a bookshelf
you see
ink is starting to run through my veins
from the hundreds of inky hands 
that are printed on my heart

you see 
I write each person I’ve met into this story
some have starring roles

others have just a simple sentence
very few people leave and return to the plot

amongst all the chaos 
there are sweet reminders for those that simply faded


like dandelions in the autumn breeze

i revisit each chapter at 3am
while I’m wide awake
but others are fast asleep
you see 
i like it when the world is quiet and lonely

if you look carefully
there’s a black book pushed to the very back

out of sight 
out of mind
sitting by itself collecting dust
with the title “All I Need of Hell”
written in the finest silver
this book I’m scared to open
it hurts too much

you see
 it's filled with the unforgivable
few know this tragic story
I’d like to keep it that way
but I guess I only have those two to thank
for how strong I have become today

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I have been finding my passion for poetry again after having a long break of not writing. It feels liberating to express myself in this form again. I would love to know your thoughts on my poem you see in the comments below or you can send me a message on twitter

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