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I’ve Learned; Knowing

written in 2009

Lyrics say it best
That’s why we’ll just sit here
Listening quietly

Listen here, the words don’t make any sense
We all know better
We may be as one
But the one will never know

I can’t say
That everything’s going to be okay
It’s up to you and your dreams
To make it a truth

I know that you are hurt
And I know why
And I know why
And I could ask you again and again
But what’s the worth in that?
I already know.
I’d rather see
For myself
Because it’s a thing I know
A lot of things I know

I’ll tell you again
I know what you feel
No words to explain
Just a smile while I pass
Cause I know
Because I know, I just know

(copyright Kerrious 2014 with all rights reserved).

I’ve Learned; Help Yourself

The pictures are there
The memories are there
What isn’t there is the fulfillment
Between our toes
The itching earning and desire
That fills our hearts with every breathe
What wasn’t there were your ears
How hard was it to listen
I gave you everything down to the core
What I didn’t give was a free pass to happiness
Did that disturb you?
I lived it learned it and valued it
You can’t just steal it from me.

Learn to learn for yourself
Learn to think for yourself
Learn to live for yourself
Learn to love for yourself

At last we awake
To what we had thought
Was the end to a search
Of heavenly descent
You envied it and I could tell
You wanted it and you weren’t ready
You wanted it and you couldn’t see
A single star in the sky let alone the sun
You only saw yourself and the sway of an arm.

(Copyright Kerrious 2014 with all rights reserved). written in 2008.

I’ve Learned; Share

“Empty Lines” written in 2009 – the cure for writer’s block? writer’s frustration – found this cute. before I was open to sharing.

All I see are lines
And spaces in between
Yearning for my thoughts
I suppose you want words?
Let me think here, leave me be
Quit looking at me
You want my inner wisdom
You want all this bottled up hope
Relentless you seem
Vaguely calling my name
What do you want from me?
My thoughts are floating near an ocean right now
Never to be retrieved
Perhaps received, in times of need
Fine, you’ve tried your damn-est
I told you you’d never have it
Have I ever lied to you before?

(Copyright Kerrious 2014 with all rights reserved).

I’ve Learned; Not Just a Girl

“Outcomes” written in 2008 – a little self help.

Since when were you the girl
That let a guy define you
When were you the girl?
That gave up on redefining
When were you the girl?
That let words conquer her soul
When were you the girl?
That felt there could be more
When were you the girl?
Not open to discussion
When were you the girl?
That hid behind this wall
When were you the girl?
That gave up on things once believed
When were you the girl?
That never gave her all.

(copyright Kerrious 2014 with all rights reserved).

I’ve Learned; Distance Ensues

“Distance Ensues” written in 2008 – about alcohol abuse and drinking and driving. Generational influences.

Instances re-emerge
Though I try to forget
Sounds of an open can
Liquid spinning towards the drain
A sip here and there
A chug to ease the mind
What are you telling me?
Just forget it, it never happened
I can handle this myself
Sounds of an open can
Replaying in my mind
A toss out the window
As distance is the reward
It’s still stays though
It never strayed far
Ready to compensate for company
For a night or maybe two
Although your mind is asking
Where does this get you?

(Copyright Kerrious 2014 with all rights reserved).

I’ve Learned; Crazy

“The Blame Game” written in 2008 – how others project and are apt to calling people crazy when really they should take a hard look at themselves instead of driving people crazy.

They can’t all be crazy
They can’t all have done you wrong
Somewhere you were in the equation
But never wanted to take the fall
Always full of excuses
None of which justify your reasoning
Only makes it painless for you
Now that they’re all crazy
Where does one turn?
With lights off and pillows close
No one to call out to
Now that they are all crazy except you
How do you clarify this?
With conversations and lost thoughts
Piled on top of you
Were they all crazy or was it just you?

(Copyright Kerrious 2014 with all rights reserved).

I’ve Learned; Company

“Slight Daydream” written in 2008 – feeling content with what I’ve learned from others; good and bad. Getting company as I was feeling alone.

Peaking out the blinds
As if I can’t walk outside
Looking at the sun
As if no one can see it
Gazing towards the street
As if I had someone to meet
Staring about the apartment
As if it’s a reflection of my life
Blaring my music selection
As if others can’t hear
Though no one can hear it like I do
It binds to my soul and keeps me here
Staring at the trees and neighboring yards
As if it all belonged to me
Hearing voices and occasional screams
As if I weren’t capable
It all comes to a freeze
As the doorbell rings.

(copyright Kerrious 2014 with all rights reserved).

I’ve Learned; to Exist

“It Starts With Sitting” written in 2008 – about being content after a betrayal or break-up.

There’s no use to sit here
Waiting by the phone
He probably won’t call
But would I answer?
There’s no use to sit here
Feeling alone and useless
These feelings are temporary
But strike the hardest
There’s no use to sit here
What will I discover then?
Words I wouldn’t want to hear
But decide to anyway
There’s no use to sit here
These words only bring me down
They scatter and collide like one
But it’s making sense
There’s no use to sit here
It’s gone on too long
This isn’t what I intended
But I just want to sit here
Feeling like I do.

(Copyright Kerrious 2014 with all rights reserved).

I’ve Learned; Gossip

“Small Talk” written in 2008 –  how gossip gets around back to you and then you get asked all these stupid questions like “so and so said that you did this, is it true?,” well friend if you knew anything about me in the first place you would know the answer to that. After my initial angsty tone, it becomes a conversation with source and it’s frustration towards me and my worry towards petty things.

They don’t care if you’re happy
They care what’s in it for them
Though you think you’re wanted
That you’ve discovered it
The meaning of friendship
Like you pulled it out of a hat
They’ll say anything
To get you going
They all have motives
And you’re only a character
Playing in their play
Playing the part well, I might add
So well in fact, it’s drugged you down
Full of life, full of potential
Think you can’t do much better
Their words are clearly lies
They wouldn’t live any other way
You should know this
Has life taught you anything?
But then again
I thought you knew who I was
So why am I surprised
You’re asking me these petty questions?

(Copyright Kerrious 2014 with all rights reserved).

I’ve Learned; Fear of Love

“Reality of Love” written 2008 – this is a poem concerning how we put high expectations on love, but some can’t love themselves enough to let others completely into their soul and mind out of FEAR.

Was it all an act?
I have to ask
Because I didn’t think so at first
But now I’m convinced
You knew the words
To get your way
Only because you knew
I would feel bad the next day
Do you have a conscious?
Or even a clue?
What it takes to love someone?
It takes openness
A willingness to give an inch
Overall, it takes strength
You’re weak at the knees
And it shows
You’re weak deep in your core
And it hurts, doesn’t it?
Then why? Why would you let down
The only one who knows?

(copyright Kerrious 2014 with all rights reserved).

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