The Next Girl.

the next girl
just make sure she’s good enough for you
I couldn’t bear the thought of being replaced by someone who doesn’t know your birthday
or take notice of what you wear
doesn’t do a little happy dance after each date
someone who doesn’t appreciate your laugh
doesn’t memories the colour of your eyes
or the way that you kiss
or the touch of your hands
because thats what you deserve
and I tried I really did
but if I’m not the one to do those things
make sure you find the person that does

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Arson.

You’ve got me on your hook,
I’m not sure if you know,
You didn’t do it on purpose,
But I’m trying so hard to left myself go,

See you left the door slightly open,
When you walked out,
And even though you left me broken,
You’re the only one I can think about,

I promise myself I won’t go back,
That I will be stronger this time,
But then you call my name,
And I’m right there by your side.

Instead.

Sometimes you’re at my door
You’re stood out in the rain
Saying that you want me back
And that we should try again

Sometimes we’re in a club
We’re both a little drunk
We kiss when we know we shouldn’t
And you realise I’m everything you want

Sometimes we’re both angry
Screaming the words left unsaid
Then that anger turns to lust
As you take me to your bed

Sometimes it’s just a text
A simple message that reads
‘Are you free tonight?
You’re exactly what I need’

But every time I realise
It’s all just in my head
You’re never coming back for me
You’re probably with another girl instead

Hindsight.

If I had known that was the last time I would kiss you
I would have breathed you in and never let you go
I would have left a piece of me on your lips
So it was my name that you’ll forever know.

If I knew that was the last time I’d see you
I would have memorised that look in your eyes
A look of love and infinite hope
Before that love between us died.

If I had known that was the last time I would touch you
My fingertips would never leave your skin
I’d trace down the back of your spine
Not knowing where I end and you begin.

There’s many things I’d do different between you and me
I’d hold you closer and give you the space that you need
Because I have watched die the beautiful thing that we’d grown
Oh all the things I would change
If only I had known.

Almost Perfect. 

You said that we were almost perfect,
It was almost the right fit,
But there was something missing,
We just didn’t click,

My clothes were almost perfect,
On your bedroom floor,
My tongue was almost perfect,
In that mouth of yours,

My hands were almost perfect,
When yours were holding mine,
When they were in your hair,
Running up and down your spine,

I was almost perfect,
Almost right for you,
I could see it as a compliment,
But I’m not going to.

If You’re Anything Like Me.

If you’re anything like me
You’ll romanticise heart break
You’ll want to scream and cry and hurt
Right up until it actually happens

If you’re anything like me
You’re insecure as hell
You’re constantly worried your friends
Are doing things without you

If you’re anything like me
You’ll want the world to know your stories
You’ll expect a lot from people
And hate yourself when they don’t deliver

If your anything like me
You love the smell of rain
And dream of the day
You’ll dance in it with him

If you’re anything like me
You’ll write poems about
People you’ve never met
And places you’ve never been

If you’re anything like me
Its not easy, I know
But it’s going to turn out alright
It has to.

The End.

It took some time,
It caused some pain,
But I now know why you were in my life,
And why I’ll never be the same,

Honestly, I was hoping it would last,
That this would be the one,
But that’s not how it’s meant to be,
You’re just a lesson to learn from,

See life gave me something so wonderful,
And then quickly took it away,
To teach me that nothing is permanent,
And not everyone can stay,

Because I spent a while thinking,
That I must not be enough,
Not enough for you or for anyone,
And that I may as well give up,

But the thing that I’ve learnt,
Is that’s not how it should be,
It doesn’t matter if I’m not enough for you,
Because i’m perfectly happy with me,

So now I’ll live in the moment,
Treasure every memory that I make,
You’ve taught me it’s okay to be delicate,
And that it’s okay to break,

Now I’m heading on my way,
Into a life I never thought I’d lead,
So thank you for making me stronger,
And creating a better version of me,

In the end i’m really thankful,
For you and the part that you played,
But deep down I’ll always wish,
That you were the one that stayed.