Dear Earphones

Dear my poor lost earphones

I will miss your melodies and tones

It’s deep within my bones

Memories and emotions collide

For the last time I ride the sound tide

 

Your beats made me dance

In a musical trance

A musical trance

Through a symphonic wonderland

Don’t you understand?

Can’t you understand?

My life needs music to stand

 

My earphones, I held you close

But now I’m at my worst

Where have you gone?

I feel done and alone

In a soundless city

I long for that ditty

But you are lost to me

 

Your beats made me dance

In a musical trance

A musical trance

Through a symphonic wonderland

Don’t you understand?

Can’t you understand?

My life needs music to stand

 

I get ahold of myself

But place my sense on a shelf

I need to move on

I don’t care if it’s a con

Click! Another for my tunes

 

Dear my poor lost earphones

I miss your melodies and tones

That were deep within my bones

But I wish you well

For your new owner as well

Your loss I must condone

 

Your beats made me dance

In a musical trance

A musical trance

Through a symphonic wonderland

Don’t you understand?

Can’t you understand?

My life needs music to stand

 

 

 

Wait For Me

Hello, my friend how are you?

Please explain these unrestrained feelings

That are lingering and long overdue

My friend, this isn’t right

But today I must confess

That I love you even though I’m a mess

 

Please wait for me, I know—

I’m not a model or a 5-star actress

My messy hair and pimpled face say no

This leaves me in distress

I want to be your princess

But I’m too ugly for you now

So please wait for me

 

My friend, how do you do?

No matter how hard I try

These nonstop feelings want to continue

My friend, I want to quit

But today I must confess

That I love you even though I’m a mess

 

 

 

Please wait for me, I know—

You are a handsome superstar

Your photogenic hair and smile say no

My love is against the law

You’re a prince that’s for all

So I’m too ugly to compete for now

But please wait for me…wait for me

 

I won’t deny these emotions

But why now? Why not next year?

Right now I’m the fat and ugly edition

Who is among dolls that I’m sure you hold dear

Ah, I knew this was only fiction

I ready my surrender with a tear

 

Hello stranger, how have you been?
It’s no use, my heart thumps for you again

But I conceal these feelings that I’m sick of

I want to tune out love to the end

But my heart won’t mend

Still, I can’t say, “I love you”

So goodbye stranger, I wish you luck in love

 

Simple Curiosity

Attention please, I have a confession to make—

I’m a stalker (well, sort of)

Let’s not throw me in jail just yet

Because, aren’t we all stalkers at some point?
I watched you from afar

Not out of love but not out of hate

But out of simple curiosity

So then why? Why is it that my heart constricts

When I hear your voice?

Why is it that when you look my way

My face becomes flushed?

My eyes drift to the floor

And I realize, my own body is betraying me

 

Okay, so I admitted I’m a stalker

Now it’s your turn

Tell me your dark secret—

Don’t be shy

Wait, if I’m your stalker, the does that make you…

A celebrity? Maybe

The hero? Maybe

The doctor who cured the common cold? Maybe

No, you’re the culprit who stole me senses and I want them back

I watched you from afar

Not out of love but not out of hate

But out of simple curiosity

So then why? Why is it that my heart constricts

When I hear your voice?

Why is it that when you look my way

My face becomes flushed?

My eyes drift to the floor

And I realize, my own body is betraying me

 

So I’m going crazy—I’m sick

What started off as a simple diagnosis of curiosity worsened

It became a plague I couldn’t control—love

Are these feelings notions of love?

I think I’m falling for you

 

I watched you from afar

Not out of love but not out of hate

But out of simple curiosity

So then why? Why is it that my heart constricts

When I hear your voice?

Why is it that when you look my way

My face becomes flushed?

My eyes drift to the floor

And I realize, my own body is betraying me

Vanilla Kiss

Sweet as salt

Is the way I would describe this day

As I sit on this bench protected by your embrace

Blanketed by snow

My heart is at ease

The taste of vanilla is on my lips

Bitter as sugar

We don’t want to let go

 

One day (one day), I hope we can be like the stars

Far away but never forgotten

Twinkling like the falling snow right in front of us

Your vanilla kiss seals away my love with trust

 

We are toasty and warm

Sipping Udon noodles on this frosty winter night

You sing softly off-key as the restaurant’s heat warms us up

Each note, each noodle strand brings me closer to you

 

One day (one day), I hope we can be like the stars

Far away but never forgotten

Twinkling like the falling snow right in front of us

Your vanilla kiss seals away my love with trust

Now sitting on this bench alone

The taste of vanilla is sweet as salt

The warmth feels like ice

The snow has turned to rain

And my heart is uneasy

However, this distance separating us

Never lets me forget your vanilla kiss

 

One day (one day), I hope we can be like the stars

Far away but never forgotten

Twinkling like the falling snow right in front of us

Your vanilla kiss seals away my love with trust

 

Finally, I know what it’s like to be in love

 

Across the Divide

Again I stand across the divide

Heart pounding, nerves pumping

I can’t let go of this impossible burden

It seems I wasn’t too good at keeping you close

Keeping you loved

Keeping you understood

 

We’re alike and I

We shared an affinity for music

Your melody with my poetry created a song

A song that even the heavens were jealous of

Is that why we were cruelly ripped apart?

Were the angels jealous of what we created together?

Did the turn our harmony into empty chords?

 

Once again, I shout out to you across the divide

But you become glass—broken and still

Only reflecting me

I need you, please don’t leave me alone

In a world tuned out to comprehension

I thought we could create the perfect song

Still, we remain separated composing on divergent tracks

 

We are different you and I

I couldn’t overlook the physical despite our musicality

Your pale hands brushing the surface of the piano expertly

Stabs my broken heart with each note you play

Hammering out each difference day to day

Killing any thoughts of similarity

 

Once again, I shout out to you across the divide

But you become glass—broken and still only reflecting me

I need you, please don’t leave me alone

In a world tuned out to comprehension

I thought we would create the perfect song

Still, we remain separated composing on divergent tracks

 

I know you won’t come back

I know we will never be together again

I know you won’t forgive me

Our differences turned our song into a tragedy

That was my malady

 

I couldn’t reach you across the divide

Too white, too thin, too perfect to break

It mirrored what I couldn’t have

But mirrored what you had

That was my malady

My loss, your reward

And now it ends in a song of discord

Differences

Flower petals scatter in early Spring

Just as people scatter in the face of differences

I’m scared as I wonder through a homogenous ring

I’m at a loss at what to do, what to say

I’m different faced by their endless scrutiny

 

But you taught me that being different wasn’t something to fear

You stepped out of the crowd, you were just like them

But although I was unwilling and afraid of you—

You took my hand and guided me into a new world

 

Our hellos were the start to a new road

Differences clash to become one

Yet I still hesitate

I’m adamant about denying our similarities

Skin, hair, body, nationality, language

All so starkly different so why waste time?

Let’s go our separate ways to avoid the inevitable heartache

 

You are persistent

No matter my harsh words or the harsh truth facing us

The changes and differences don’t matter to you

Actually you embrace them as if their your own

You desperately try to teach me not to fear

What I was really afraid of was rejection out of hate

I struggle and struggle still trying to comprehend

 

But you continued to teach me that being different wasn’t something to fear

You stepped out of the crowd, you were just like them

But although I was unwilling and afraid of you—

You took my hand and guided me into a new world

 

Our hellos were the start to a new road

Differences clash to become one

Yet I still hesitate

I’m adamant about denying our similarities

Skin, hair, body, nationality, language

All so starkly different but—

Suddenly taking my hand once again

You teach me not to be afraid of heartache,

Not to be afraid of them,

And finally, not to be afraid of you

The Push and Pull Method

A day like any other day begins

Looking into the mirror, I combat myself with a funny face

As my body is attacked with needles and pins

I pick up my bag, step out the door, and start my race

Today’s the day I confess

 

Sweet like sugar, but cold as snow

Boy, you’ve got me confused

Your eyes as dark as night but your smile is as bright as day

You’ve created the perfect push and pull method

It leaves me frustrated

But why does my heart feel so invigorated?

 

A lost boy wishing to show love

But not knowing how to convey it

Unwillingly pushes others away

Only to selfishly pull them close again

“I don’t want to be hurt again,” he whispers

So his love withers away like dead leaves

 

Today was the day I was going to confess

But walking with you down the halls

I only see the you who’s full of pain

I finally understand why you couldn’t love

You were scared of the pain of loving another

I mustered up the courage to hold your freezing hand

To heal you heart one step at a time

 

A lost girl wishing to heal love

But not knowing how to alleviate pain

I clumsily push others away

Only to selfishly pull them close again

“I don’t want to be hurt again,” I whisper

So my love begins to grow like a sapling

 

The day I confessed was the day your heart started to heal

We are both lost in a world corrupted by love

But as we hold hands with each step

I feel us getting closer and closer

To finding the truth of love and pain

 

A lost boy and girl search for answers

But not knowing how to find them—

We push and pull until we find each other

“I don’t want to be hurt again,” we whisper to each other

So our love intertwines to create our own solution