Escapril: Catharsis

i want to drown
but i want to fly
i want to swim
but i want to fall
i want it to end
but i want it to start
i don’t know when
i don’t know why
this is my coffee
without it im tired
need this writing
to set me in motion
i want to spiral
but i want to straighten up
i want to be liked
but i dont want to fit in
i want so many things
nothing works
this is how i swing
my feelings, in words.

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Escapril: May Flowers

I see a daisy,
pick it up,
will they love me?
love me not?
I see a rose,
pick it up,
ouch a thorn!
not much love here.
I see a sunflower,
so big and beautiful,
don’t pick it up,
just smile.
I realise that nature
is always around us,
we don’t need to tamper
with it to enjoy it.
Just let it do what it wants.
It is nature after all.

Escapril: Girlhood, Boyhood

As a girl,
I learnt to cry.
As a girl,
I learnt to smile.
As a girl,
I learnt to trust.
As a girl,
I learnt to hate.
As a girl,
I learnt to wonder.
As a girl,
I learnt to forgive.
As a girl,
I realised
life isn’t easy
but it’s there.
As a girl,
I realised
the world isn’t fair
but it’s there.
As a girl,
I realised
many things
that still scare me now.

Escapril: Pick An Animal

This animal sleeps a lot,
they eat bamboo,
they’re under threat
so protect them we must,
because what is the world
without the furry, chubby
black and white creatures
we call pandas?
Ironically, I think it’d be a lot
less colourful.

Escapril: Liar, Liar

I was in a bit of a punny mood for this one.

Liar, Liar,
Isn’t that your name?
Lia, Liar,
Isn’t that who you are?
Liar, Lia,
What have you done?
Liar, Liar,
Sitting comfortably,
You know what lies you’ve told,
They’ll eat you alive.

Escapril: When The Party’s Over

I couldn’t help almost writing down Billie Eilish lyrics to this prompt! It was hard not to.

The music stops,
a drunk kid drops,
the world slows,
everyone goes,
so do I,
but not home.
I go somewhere else
where the party won’t end,
so I don’t have to think,
all I have to do is drink.

Escapril: Nourishment

What fills my body
with joy,
What fills my body
with hope,
What fills my body
with love,
is the blood within,
surging through my veins,
strong and thick,
telling me what to do,
who to trust,
that’s what fills me up.