Poetry Blog by Charlotte Thomas-Rowe
There’s beauty in the struggle,
Ugliness in the success.
It’s not easy battling desolation and build up of stress.
Try balancing a chip on your shoulder,
and watching your dreams slowly fold-over.
I guess “beauty” really is in the eye of the beholder.
Mama, can you see ya baby girl out here shining?
You think all your kids left you, and back home everyday you’re cryi...
Thursday 9th November 2017 7:19 pm
Monday 6th November 2017 9:42 am
Sometimes I forget about God's blessings,
I often lose faith... that's my confession.
I allow frustration to fuel my heart,
and my actions lead by anger which is never smart.
This world will always test you,
force hardships that you have to get through.
It may even ignite depression,
but giving up is out of the question.
Just endure a little longer,...
Saturday 9th September 2017 5:50 pm
Her mind imprisoned,
Captive like a slave in 1619.
Ravenous thoughts needing to feed on positivity.
Free will screaming,
Emptiness settled and so did her demons.
Death felt like the only healing.
Words from her mouth tasted like neglect,
Just another unloved defect.
Awaiting happiness to intercept.
Antipathetic towards change,...
Sunday 13th August 2017 3:58 pm
She wanted one more chance like Biggie.
Because she grew up with no role modelz like Cole.
She knew she could like Nas,
One day Touch the sky like Yé.
Trying to lay low like Snoop,
Stressin' over her 99 problems like Jigga,
Tho' she's not ready to say it like Tory Lanez.
Fed up with the B******t like Big L,
But still doing that thing like Lauryn Hill.
Friday 11th August 2017 10:50 pm
Don't measure against my success,
And forget all of my hard work, sacrifice, or the stress.
What do you really know about the journey to being the best?
Running suicides, up and backs;
Whilst working part-time trying to support my grind and getting taxed.
Countless late nights and early mornings,
Day in and out leavin' me at work yawning.
The road to success can be...
Sunday 23rd July 2017 11:26 pm
To be positive is to be naïve,
I may see the world negative, but it's better than the fake fairy tale you perceive.
I see the raw in the well done,
I see the pain in the fun,
through my pessimistic eyes I even see the wet rain and storm in the sun.
This perspective avoids disappointment.
Viewing the world as troubled and not worth saving is my ointment.
Wednesday 12th July 2017 9:26 pm
The girl who iced her emotions.
Her physical and mental being out of motion.
A coldness within her grew,
induced by solitude and failure.
Sadness flowed through her veins, thus only
As her tears fell like snow, weathered by
Because everything she once cared for let her
down, and people wonder why she carries a
Monday 10th July 2017 8:06 pm
A warmth in her blossomed,
He made her smile from her heart.
She was too scared to tell him,
So she played the friendship part.
An unknown feeling flourished within,
Her guard unfolded and withered.
He stole her affection like a thief at night,
Replaced with emotions she tried to fight.
The attraction stemmed deeper,
She knew he was a keeper.
Sunday 2nd July 2017 5:11 pm
She let anger consume her heart,
Rage and love was not far apart.
All emotions bottled up inside,
Hence why she couldn't confide.
Fury itself could not compete with her,
Madness just continued to stir.
Wrath didn't say a word,
But temper suddenly spurred.
A darkness clouded her whole being,
Realising her whole life had no meaning.
Praying one last time t...
Saturday 1st July 2017 7:27 pm
I know it's her fault,
shouldn't of worn that short skirt.
You can't make out her words,
because she speaks slurred.
They're antithetical to her actions,
you think of your own self satisfaction:
"I'll take her no for a yes
because I know what's best."
Desires override your humanity,
whispering in her ears profanities.
You go against her wishes,
stain her purity ...
Saturday 1st July 2017 9:59 am
The girl, who gave into all her desires.
Lived for big dreams, in hopes of being admired.
Her hard work leaving her restless and forever tired.
Awaiting to hear an employer say: "you're hired!"
Hearts hard-wired, dreams broke, all that is left for her is pain, she slowly chokes.
As her world crumbles to its core, she wonders can she handle any more?
Thoughts erupt flowing ...
Friday 30th June 2017 12:26 am
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