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 ✌🏾

© 2017 KBW

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34 thoughts on “one moodyass poem

  1. “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!

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  2. 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.”

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  3. “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.

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  4. 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 🙋🏽

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

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