New poem! This was inspired by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s, The Little Prince. Hope you like it! Also check out my new book Lullabies, due for release in Sep and now available for pre-order from all major book stores and online here xo Lang
I. You will fall in love.
You will fall in love and her smile will wash over you
She will smell like forest after rain
And you will hear her heartbeat from five miles away.
You will fall in love and she will have daggers in her fists and
blood on her hands.
She’ll be taught to fear you
And her rabbit-heart pulse when you get close will break you.
You will fall in love.
II. Trust the instinct.
Your friends are scared and confused and
a little bit lost.
They hide it just under the surface
Behind the flash of their eyes and curl of their fists.
Your friends are scared but you know a woman who is
a pillar of strength.
She taught you your left from your right
And she taught you to stretch out your open palms and build up.
Trust the instinct.
III. This might hurt.
You will watch the girl you love walk away and your heart
This city that made you will crumble
And you can’t save it when you can’t even save yourself.
You will watch your friends greet death and your parents
You will feel more lost than ever before
And you will wager everything you have left for those you love.
This will definitely hurt.
IV. You think you’re losing your mind.
There is darkness all around you and you’ve forgotten what you
even fight for.
You try to remember how it was before
But you can’t find the boy you were with this hole in your heart.
There are strangers all around you and there’s a devil wearing
your best friend’s face.
You said you’d give anything to save him
But how could you have known it would mean her dying breath?
As your first love says she loves you for the last time,
You realize you’ve lost everything.
V. You can’t go back.
You’ll replay your mistakes a thousand times over but you know
it’s too late now.
You’ve met too many men
Who let bitterness and regret eat them alive, but not you.
You will replay her smile over and over until you swear you can
hear her voice.
There’s always hope, she’d said
And you will make her proud. You will make all of them proud.
You can’t go back.