Yesterday you told me

That you love me.

You gave me a rose;

As long as it grows

Our love will too.

But you knew.

As all roses wither,

Love dies quicker.

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Eternal Lies

In an uncertain cold night, I asked the ghost what force kept us together. Me, whom I presume is free of everything, and him, who stomps in the shadows projected from my inner turmoils. He gave me no answer, as expected of him. It has been a few years since he had infiltrated my brain, carving a hole through it and accommodating himself quite quickly. It all started a few weeks before my father’s death.

My father was a good man, an active member of the community who worked as an architect. Always happy, always present. But that was only on the outside. On the inside he was ugly – a violent man who made my life a living hell. Murderous, dangerous. I thought forgiving was a parent’s duty, but I learned the hard way that it’s not always like that. Now father lives in the foggy underground, building gray houses of silence.

When he passed, the ghost seemed to get louder and louder. My violent thoughts hiding him like a monstrous mask. I never knew of such thoughts until my dreams were invaded by them. Of course, the sullen ghost has helped me in some situations before. Like the time when I was questioned by the police right after my father’s death had been pronounced to the public.

I was shaking, looking at my father’s corpse being pushed away in a stretcher. The paralyzing hurt spread through my veins, making me fight the impulse to turn around and run far, far away from the scene being played out in front of my teary eyes. The ghost was there, whispering words of comfort that danced around aimlessly in my brain. Then came the authorities, swarming me with questions about my deceased father.

“I’m sorry about your loss, Mr. Lenan,” said Rick, the nicest cop in town. Everyone knew him; it was a small town after all.

“Is it okay if we ask you a few questions?” he asked, putting an orange blanket around my shoulders as we sat down on the curb. I just nodded, throat still tight from the still fresh images of my father’s lifeless eyes.

“When you called 911, you said you had found your father already dead when you got home,” Rick said, looking at me with empathy in his cerulean eyes. It wasn’t exactly a question, but I knew he wanted an explanation.

“Y-Ye,” I stopped, clearing my throat. “Ye-ah. I came home from the park and he…” I motioned with my head towards the ambulance, not being able to verbally admit that my father had passed away. Rick nodded, writing something down on his small, black notebook.

“And you always go on these walks, correct?” he asked, looking at the entrance of the city park at the end of the street. To be honest, it wasn’t really a park, it was more like a forest with a few trails. It was quite large, too, but everyone knew not to go too deep into the forest.

“Yeah. Every day.” I answered, looking down at my shoes, sniffling. Everyone in town knew this. They all knew I loved the beautiful, green forest.

“Did you notice anything strange when you walked into your house?” the cop asked, looking up from his notebook. “Like a car in the driveway or something out of place?” he asked, gesticulating towards the white house.

“Um…kind of,” I answered, looking at Rick’s eyes. “The door was open, but my father usually did that when he forgot to lock the door,” I explained, watching as his eyes shifted back towards his petite notebook.

“Okay, we’re almost done here, son,” Rick notified me, giving me a small, friendly smile. I nodded, not in the mood to smile back. “Did your father have any enemies that you know of?” he paused. “Anyone who had any reason to do this to him?” he clicked his pen.

I thought for a moment, hesitant in my answer. “Maybe,” I whispered uncertainly. He heard it, immediately clicked his pen again, and hurriedly flipped to a new page in his notebook.

“It’s okay. I’m here to help,” was Rick’s response. I fought against the urge to roll my eyes. No duh; you’re a cop.

“There’s this one guy…” I started talking, looking from side to side as if I was telling a secret. “Dad always talked about him when he thought I wasn’t listening,” I said as Rick took notes. “He called him his dealer, whatever that means.” I knew what it meant. I just didn’t want to admit it. Rick’s light eyes were blown wide with my answer. “Dad always got in fights with him over the phone,” I said, pulling the shock blanket closer to my body.

“Did you ever happen to get his name?” Rick asked, fingers white from how tight he was holding the blue pen.

“Something like Jason Mallor or something,” I answered, watching as he suddenly shot up from his sitting position, running towards his partner, officer Shane.

The ghost congratulated me, his words swimming around in my thoughts.

Officer Rick came back and asked me if I had somewhere else to spend the night. I answered truthfully this time, nodding my head. He helped me up and gave me his card, telling me to call him if I remembered anything else. Once again, I nodded.

Officers Rick and Shane dropped me off at my aunt’s house, who hugged me tightly when she opened the door, fresh tears streaming down her face like a waterfall. I stayed with her for a few weeks before getting the okay from Officer Rick to go back to my own house.

They eventually caught Jason Mallor, the most dangerous drug dealer around. Of course, he was sentenced to life with numerous charges of selling and consuming drugs and, of course, murder, my dad’s being one of them.

I never expected to have gotten away with it. But why would I, the nicest and most innocent nineteen-year-old in town, ever kill his “loving” father? I owe it all to the ghost, to be honest.

Years passed and the ghost and I are still hanging around in the realm of the living. My doctors tell me it’s schizophrenia, and I pretend to agree and take the medicine. I pretend that I’m getting better, that I don’t hear the ghost’s voice echoing around anymore. I pretend.

When they finally found out the real truth about my father’s death, I was long gone. Ghost and I were now sitting around in the foggy underground, watching my father build gray houses of silence.

There will be a day when nothing will be remembered. But lies, which unite and divide, are eternal.

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A Blessing and a Curse

My mom always told me not to be selfish.

She told me not to be mean.

And so now I am selfless, big-hearted.

Most people will think that being like that is a blessing, but it’s really a curse in disguise.

I trust too easily,

I forgive too fast,

I love too much.

I bend over backwards for people I don’t even know.

I smile and say everything’s okay even though I’m really screaming for help on the inside.

I don’t want to bother people with my problems. There are already too many problems in the world, we don’t need another one. At least that’s what I tell myself, but on the inside, I just want someone who cares. I just want someone who asks me how I really am.

I want someone who loves me how I love them.

In my life, I’ve learned that being compassionate and selfless means people will take advantage of you. I mean, it is much easier to take advantage of someone who will do anything to please you; someone who will do anything to see you smile.

I’ve had my heart broken many times.

I’ve had people rip my heart to shreds and then put it back together just to break it again weeks later.

I’ve had my happiness stolen many times.

I’ve had people tearing that everlasting smile from my face and throwing it overboard into the salty sea of tears.

It hurts. It hurts so much. And the worst of it all is that the ones who break my heart are always the ones I love the most.

And yet I let it happen again and again and again.

I mean, right now there is a person with my heart in their hands, holding on ever so tightly. I guess I’ll just have to wait and see if they’ll care and mend for my heart’s wounds or if they’ll throw it away, leaving it to be eaten by sharks.


I smile and laugh and yet, behind this mask, I drown in tears.

All these years I’ve said nothing, never once asked for help.

Always putting my problems aside to help you.

Always asking if you’re okay.

Always sacrificing myself for your well being; for your happiness.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not mad at you. On the contrary, I’m happy you’re okay.

I thrive on your happiness.

I keep my problems and sadness to myself so you won’t have to see them. It would only make you upset, and that’s the last thing I want.

But I can’t live like this anymore.

I feel like I’m suffocating and yet I’m breathing fine.

I care for you; I love you. But you never ask me how I’m really doing. Never have you taken interest in my problems.

Maybe you’re not the only one who’s hurting.

Maybe you’re not the only one who needs saving.

So please, I beg of you, show me you care.

One Last Time

As I pack my bag

I only ask

That you say

You love me


I won’t stay

Tomorrow will be too late

I’ll leave

I’m not that naive


I won’t come back

So please, I beg

Won’t you tell me you love me

One last time



In that cruel world

The shadows twirled.


They danced around

Stomping the ground.

Their laughter, taunting.

Their faces, haunting.

But their eyes;

Images of paradise.






My angel, I would love to help.

But I hope you understand that I can’t.

Oh, how I’d love to help with all your problems. It hurts to see you so sad. But I’ve never been through anything like it, I don’t know how to help.

You tell me that my voice alone is enough to make you happy, but I can’t understand how that’s true. I don’t understand how my voice helps you go through this. But it doesn’t matter. All that matters is if you’re okay. My only worry is your happiness.

I’m happy to help you, I’m here for you forever and always. But I don’t know how to help. I try and try, but at the end of the day, it feels like I accomplished nothing.

I fear that as soon as the call ends, you go back to that sad world you live in. I fear that one day that world ends up consuming you.

My angel, I would love to help.

But I hope you understand that I can’t.


I Miss You

We haven’t talked in a while.

And I’m scared we’re drifting apart.

The distance between us is tearing me apart. I miss your voice, your laugh, I miss you. I miss the times where we’d text and talk everyday.

I wish you’d believe me when I say that you can talk to me whenever you want. You’re holding back and I’m scared of taking iniciative. And so I keep quiet and pretend everything’s okay. When, in reality, I wish I was with you.

My heart hurts when I think of you. My eyes only see your smile. And the tears fall down my face, but I pay no mind to them. I focus on my memories of you and forget about the world around me.

I miss you so much.

We havent talked in a while.

And I’m scared.

Oh, so scared.

I’m scared we’re drifting apart.

So please come back to me.


Without you I’m miserable.

Sometimes I think about how lucky I am to have met you. One day without talking to you is an eternity. It’s selfish, I know, but I want to see you every hour of the day.

Love, you have no idea of how much I care for you. I want to protect you from this twisted world we live in.

Oh, how I want to be with you. The distance is always going to be there, hiding in the back of my mind. I’m scared one day we will drift apart too far.

Without you I’m miserable.




It’s inevitable.

It’s going to happen eventually.

You tell me it’s not, but I know it is. There’s no way out. One day you’re gonna leave. And when you leave you’ll take my heart with you. You’ll take my breath with you.

My happiness, stolen from me, leaving me with a broken soul.

Without you, sadness will be the only emotion I’ll ever feel. But if you’re happy without me, I’ll live on. I’ll live on without you, with broken lungs and no heart.

I’m scared.

Oh, so scared of losing you.

But it’s inevitable.

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