The [prompt] hung there in my mind. Confusing. Unclear.
And a for a few hours, I had no words.
But when the first idea burst through in my brain, it was like the floodgates opened and I couldn’t stop writing.
Just writing this was incredibly helpful to me. I hope maybe, as you read these five small poems, you will feel seen.
[Prompt]: The Words You Always Wanted to Say to Him/Her But Never Did
I never wanted you To be my friend. I wanted you to be his. Because I care more about him Than I care about Myself
Maybe I'm wrong, But I think the same temptations hold us close I see things in you Pressing, begging, rearing to come out in me And I'm running hard I pray maybe you will start running soon too Or that maybe, I am just wrong about you
It's okay to not be perfect It's okay to not have it all figured out I like you better that way, anyways Let's be broken together I'll hold your pieces You hold mine If I get cut, it's okay. Because we'll be together.
I cared what you thought So when you chose them I suddenly felt caught In my childish naivety Why would I have ever thought You'd choose me? That day life taught Me a lesson I'd spend the rest of it unlearning
You can't see it, girl But you're so very loved. And there's not one single person You will meet in this whole, beautiful life Who will be enough to love you As much as you already are.
If you feel inspired, try out this prompt too. You don’t have to consider yourself a writer to write. And I’d love to read what you come up with. Or keep it private.
This was a sad and beautiful and helpful exercise for me to do and maybe it will be the same for you.