Ash

The days blend together

The nights lonely 

No solace offered

Time dragging on

Paste on a smile

So no one is uncomfortable

Go through the motions

What else is there to do

You try to tell them

But instead of listening

They tell you cheer up

You have everything

No reason to be sad

No reason to drown

No reason to make

Everyone else feel down

It’s all lip service

No one wants to know

What happens inside

The confines of your mind

Though they ask 

Over and over

Are you ok?

What can I do?

I am not sure

How else to say it

I am not ok

I am never ok

Maybe there is nothing

You can do 

But let me burn

To ash

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Ash by Idgie Stark is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

Poltergeist

I wanted to love

And be loved

To be seen and heard

Now I know

These things

Are Not for one

Such as me

I stay on the fringes

Haunting a house

I have never lived in

A tired ghost

Forever longing

For the life

That never was

Not knowing my

Death had already come

To me in my

Sleep long ago

I reach out my hands

And find nothing

People passing through me

As if I were mist

Acknowledging me

With a mere shiver

Forever bound to life

Yet never living

Searching for something

I can never know

Finding it yet

Never possessing it

Always fighting the urge

To become the poltergeist

Throwing tantrums

To punish those who

Live the life

I have always wanted