one moodyass poem

Lately I can’t seem to shake these thoughts of you.

They say when you think of someone so much,
they’re thinking of you too.
But that can’t be
because you’d call or text like you used to do.
Telling me about you and your days
until it was no longer new.
Our once lavish garden became overgrown with..boredom?
Complacency? We’ll never know what could have grew.
Delayed responses to simple messages
yet all over social media like glitter on glue.
Arguments sparked when I shared what hurt me most
and you couldn’t handle your shortcomings…and the truth.
What is with these guys-
boys in men’s bodies who play good women for fools.
Bravado schmeared over a lazy, narcissistic bagel-
not really that flavorful or interesting, but still a lot to chew.
Silly me for playing the same sad game
I knew I’d lose.
A hungry heart makes silly choices;
I’ve learned that through and through;
My mind escaped me as my heart took over, an array of emotions
from white hot, crimson, violet, gray, black and blue.
They matched the flowers at my doorstep
and the colors of your chameleon suits.
I hope you’ve learned that catching the girl may be easy,
but keeping her is for the strong and very few.
I know potential ain’t shit if not realized and put into motion;
our could/should/would have been just won’t do.
Next time I’ll heed the signs of a man incapable of loving;
my heels will kick up dust and I’ll say chooom ✌🏾

Β© 2017 KBW

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30 comments

  1. themelanatedman · 10 Days Ago

    The title should be, “one goodass poem”!! I loved it! Thanks for sharing!

    Liked by 3 people

  2. magarisa · 10 Days Ago

    “A hungry heart makes silly choices.” How true! Great poem.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. K E Garland · 10 Days Ago

    “Bravado schmeared over a lazy, narcissistic bagel-
    not really that flavorful or interesting, but still a lot to chew.”
    You better be poetic with all these metaphors! Hate that you had the inspiration, but LOVE this!

    Liked by 1 person

    • kelley · 10 Days Ago

      Thanks so much, Dr. G! I can laugh about it now, but clearly I was quite annoyed at the time.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. ShelbyCourtland · 10 Days Ago

    Every word, I could relate! This was THE best! Thanks for sharing! This certainly took me down memory lane!

    Liked by 1 person

    • kelley · 10 Days Ago

      Thanks a lot, Shelby! I think we all can relate to some part of it.

      Liked by 1 person

  5. e · 9 Days Ago

    WHEW LAWD….some SHO NUFFFFF Fire lines…smh: “Bravado schmeared over a lazy, narcissistic bagel-
    not really that flavorful or interesting, but still a lot to chew.”

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Sarah Light · 9 Days Ago

    “boys in men’s bodies who play good women for fools.
    Bravado schmeared over a lazy, narcissistic bagel-
    not really that flavorful or interesting, but still a lot to chew.”

    “A hungry heart makes silly choices”

    “My mind escaped me as my heart took over, an array of emotions
    from white hot, crimson, violet, gray, black and blue.
    They matched the flowers at my doorstep
    and the colors of your chameleon suits.”

    I really enjoyed this poem. I love your words! those are my favorite lines, btw lol.

    Liked by 1 person

    • kelley · 9 Days Ago

      Thank you so much, Sarah! Anyone that’s been in it can definitely relate.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Sarah Light · 3 Days Ago

        You’re welcome. You’re definitely right about that. Makes me enjoy your posts too.

        Liked by 1 person

  7. Nicole Cherise · 9 Days Ago

    Wooooooo!!! This is the TRUTH!!!! Yes!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Tikeetha T · 8 Days Ago

    Loved this. So awesome. I’m sharing.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. MC Clark · 7 Days Ago

    Great poem…every line speaks truth.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Kushite Prince · 5 Days Ago

    That was on point! I love it! ❀

    Liked by 1 person

  11. nosyjosie · 3 Days Ago

    Yes Kelley yes!! You know I love a good, sassy and strong poem or journal. I know all about that hungry heart Queen. But you found nourishment elsewhere because you were strong enough to not be unappreciated. Beautiful piece! I think I like an annoyed Kelley just as much as an undisturbed one πŸ™‹πŸ½

    Liked by 1 person

    • kelley · 3 Days Ago

      Eyyyyy! Truth! Thanks so much, lovely! I appreciate the kind words πŸ˜‰

      Liked by 1 person

  12. thiscagedbird · 1 Day Ago

    “A hungry heart makes silly choices;” I just noticed that this line seems to be a fan fav πŸ™‚
    you did very well with this poem. it’s raw with emotion, but has the right amount of discretion. [virtual finger snaps]

    Liked by 1 person

    • kelley · 1 Day Ago

      Haaa! Thanks so much, sis! That means a lot.

      Like

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