We make political statements with cupcakes
While half the world burns
They can’t rebuild their broken lives
With our candy floss concerns
Through the boredom in the quiet
He’d start to softly sing.
When devastating changes happen
Seize the happiness you have and hold it close
All the love I’ve experienced
Has felt like pain
Like a bolt of lightning
Through a warm spring rain
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Poetry is a term that rebuffs all definition. It is a form of literature too multifaceted, too abstract to neatly define.
She’s quietly important, but
She’s on the brink
I can feel her slipping away
from afar you can never know the hollow warmth inside
In haze between tomorrow and today
When midnight’s passed but morning not quite here
Strange thoughts arrive to find me in the dark
Drifting dreams and imaginings unclear
But then in time
Too soon it’s easy to forget
What it was like when she was gone,
What you were like without her there.