2 Poems

By: Retrogirl
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I used to write (what seemed like) a lot of poetry when I was younger. Most of the time, it never quite came out the way I wanted it to, but this one always felt particularly inspired to me, and now that I know about empaths, it's so obvious it's about being an empath in a world that wasn't designed for them. The second one is another one of my favourites because it was actually successful in capturing what it felt like for me growing up, like life was a game that everyone else knew the rules for, except me. And instead of trying to help me out, they just laughed or denied it existed.

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Where the mind has to know,

my heart longs to go

flying to the open

country of uncharted dreams &

pleasures untold.

Secret Words passing

in the underground streams,

where my two worlds

interchange unseen;

too wild to bring

into my thoughts

or my imaginings ~

where the mind is prone to ask,

"Where are we going?

What ARE we doing here??"

And my heart steps back again

into unconsciousness

until she's sure

her reign will last

through the black &

confused nights along my path.


how do I play?

let me know

I never knew

I could play

what do I do?

whose move is it?

when do I get a turn?

let me in!!

let me in!!

give me a chance before I blow it.

I don't know what I'm doing

I'm desperate,

What a fool

You don't know what you're doing.

But I thought I was playing

by the rules.

The rules aren't real

just pretend &

see what happens

what rules?

I never said that.

make it up as you go along.

Is that how I play?

Are thosethe rules?

Let me in!!

Please give me a chance

I want to fit in.