#BeReal – LIZZI LEWIS

We strive to feel connected.  To belong. It’s not a surprise we try so hard to conform to societal standards.  But do you ever wonder who is building the construct?  We advertise belief and preference just by existing.  We build the constructs with every choice we make. “Who are you?” Chances are you have difficulty…

STAINLESS

***TRIGGER WARNING*** Some stories you hear stay with you and you have to write them out or go mad.  In many cases all I have to do is read a news blurb and my mind twists and turns in agony with the pain of it all. Empathy is the capacity to understand or feel what…

CHARCOAL DIALOGS

I was flying Supported by strings Like a kite Made of newspaper With happy headlines And the next moment I was falling, descending Towards a cardboard stage My life, a flat character Chaotic and muddled Skewed by the reality Of a developed depression It crept quietly into my head In the darkest part of night…

NO ANSWER

Something’s wrong Words itch and claw Surfacing vague Into consciousness Biting at the edges Of my thoughts Something’s wrong Taps on my shoulder But I am not listening Until it begins to feed Devouring my dreams Something’s wrong It begins to scream And it frightens me Understanding Surpasses me Something’s wrong Reverberates inside me Knocks…

EMOTIONAL STRUGGLE

I hear the characters Inside the typing The letters that spell Words of sniping I count the seconds It takes the trigger To lock and load With angry vigor Harmful sentiment Intended for harm Packaged pretty Faked as charm Candy coated Adrenaline high Tears surge As emotions fly And I am left Without meaning Making…

CREATING US

Most days I’m a mess, don’t look at me But that isn’t something I’m willing to confess You’re looking through me, I turn away Not ready to be all the things you hope for me You seem to think I am made of steel But I assure you it’s a complex illusion Scraps of paper…

LOOKING FOR #BeReal POETRY SUBMISSIONS

COMING SOON I will be running a new series called #BeReal.  I have some really great guest posts I can’t wait to showcase.  If you are interested in helping with the series read the following information. #BeReal IN A WORLD SO QUICK TO JUDGE, JUST #BeReal I would love to highlight and promote some poetry inspired by #BeReal so if…

SPOKEN WORDS

My beautiful friend Shae sent me this beautiful poem and spoken word.  She also sent a few links where she read some of her favorite poems I wrote and they are awesome.  Weird hearing your words spoken by someone else but it is truly awesome.  Thank you Shae!! WAKE UP Wake up little one Your…

#BeReal

TO JUDGE IS TO FORM AN OPINION OR ESTIMATION OF AFTER CAREFUL CONSIDERATION I love watching people.  I judge them.  It’s natural and it is a smart and healthy thing to do.  We look at them and we assess all kinds of things.  It’s how our brains work.  The problem arises when we make the quick judgments…

THE PLAYER

Your hand Held hers But your eyes Reached For mine Sleight of hand Shifting focus You a player With a pocket Full of hearts A romantic magician With a 52 card deck Full of trick plays And when you called For my final bet I went all in Losing everything Because You turned my heart…