The Ticking The ticking of a broken clock finally stops Angels creep on you to take your breath away I stand still to focus on you but see you slowly fade My heart breaking, my mind shaking As you slipped through my fingertips Left me here with three words slipping From my trembling lips Tara

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Manning Up Why can’t I fight? Why can’t I cut my hair? Why can’t I speak my mind? Why can’t I build my muscles? Why won’t I get boys if I do that? Why can’t I push back if they push first? Why can’t I wear that cause it’s not ‘ladylike’? Maybe I don’t want

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Pretend Sitting alone with thoughts flooding my mind Waiting for the world to pass me by With no motivation to live my life I listen to music to clear my head but only makes me worse Pretending to be okay is tiring especially when my mind keeps me up at night Being the light of

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I Lie Awake I lie awake, unable to sleep in the desolate dark, That cast cruel shadows over my heart I try to escape, cut myself off from the world, safe and calm I cannot as it’s hard to hold the future in my palm I work, trapped, no-where to go, not until its time

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The Lurking Demon The demons lurk inside the person As he sat in front of the fire With no reason or no one to kill Except his heart´s desire That rancid beast lay waiting Anticipating his prey And in the gruesome silence Death had nothing left to say Slaughter in the butcher’s yard Slaughter in

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These Four Walls In these four walls, they teach us the way, I don’t know the why nor the how of this day. This future we prepare for, This real world so near, You must study hard for your future career. Ever since birth, I was told I’m a man’s man, Since entering this fiasco,

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We Try We try to create the perfect image And begin to grow a community that is just so vintage, How are we meant to have girl supporting girls, When girls just wear pearls and do twirls to be better than the next, Following a certain stereotype which just makes us wipe, Wipe the hidden

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