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Turn it Up an Octave: This Song is My Battle Cry (Original Poems Collection)

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~Mosaic~

Break me, I don’t care

Scrape me, leave me bare

I’ll just soak up the rain

I’ll just embrace the pain



Leave me in pieces, in pieces

Don’t try to heal me, just

Give me a reason, a reason

To stay alive, to fight the good fight

So batter me, shatter me,

I know I’m gonna make it

I’m in pieces now but someday I’ll become

A mosaic



I know, life’s not fair

But I ain’t going anywhere

If I fall under my shame

I will rise from the flames



So leave me in pieces, in pieces

Don’t try to heal me, just

Give me a reason, a reason

To stay alive, to fight the good fight

So batter me, shatter me

I know I’m gonna make it

I’m in pieces now but someday I’ll become

A mosaic



I’m a work in progress… I’m a diamond in the rough

The shards of my heart, are more than worthless stuff

If you’re broken like me, let me be the proof

That it’s possible, every word I’ve said is truth

I’ll take all this junk and make it be good enough

I promise I’m gonna make it, into a mosaic

A mosaic



So leave me in pieces, in pieces

Don’t try to heal me, just

Give me a reason, a reason

To stay alive, to fight the good fight

So batter me, shatter me

I know I’m gonna make it

I’m in pieces now but someday I’ll become

A mosaic

A mosaic…
 

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~Toxin In My Bloodstream~

I want to love you but I don’t know how

When the beast inside is clawing to get out

And the last thing I want is for you to get hurt

You’ve already suffered more than you deserve



You look at me like I’m the brightest spark in the room

And that’s not something that I’m really used to

But deep inside I feel nothing but dark

And my inner demons are lurking like a shark



Who knows, maybe you could be my cure

Like an antidote to make me pure

But this toxin that flows in my bloodstream

I’m afraid to say, has roots that run deep



Could you be my antivenom

Break my fall, slow my momentum

Or could it be that I’m no better than him

Have I lost this fight before it begins?
 

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~Bad Liar~

I act cool under fire

Say I’m fine, try to inspire

Get frowned at, I smile brighter

But truth is, I’m a bad liar



I’m not sure that I belong,

Say “I don’t care” but I’d be wrong,

Cuz I fear I’m too far gone,

But I just grin and carry on,



Honestly, what I’m thinking,

Is life just keeps on stinking,

Try to swim but I keep sinking,

The demons in my head keep linking



Me to my past regrets,

They still have not died yet,

There’s no way I can forget,

What I did, it’s permanent,



Yeah, I wish I could backtrack,

To that moment, take it back,

Stop myself from that attack,

Before I even left a scratch



I’ve got all the disorders,

Quirks, flaws, and weirdness without borders,

Gifted (more like cursed), compliments are torture,

Cause I just feel like a loser behind closed doors,



Secretly an outcast, hated,

Misused, misplaced, underrated,

Lied to, betrayed, manipulated,

I’m just a tad complicated



I don’t have much left to sell,

I wanna help but I can’t even help my self,

I’m getting too tired to fight back against my hell,

I’d change but I don’t even remember where I fell,



I’m scared of my feelings that hold me too tight,

I’m scared of what I might do in the night,

I’m scared of how others feel inside,

I’m scared to admit I’m really not alright



My secret’s revealed, it’s been put out,

My wounds haven’t healed, do they show now?

I did this to myself, no way home now,

I dread to think of what life’s got in store now~



I put on a brave face but wear my heart on my sleeve,

Maybe that’s why I burn so easily,

Cuz maybe it’s obvious that I’m always under fire,

Turns out, I might be a very bad liar…
 

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~A Warrior’s Rap~

I started out with nothing but i turned it into something
I may not know who I am but I know exactly where I stand
I am strong I am fierce I start fires with my tears
I’m unpredictable and unwritten I’m so cool I am frostbitten
They try to steal my thunder but I refuse to go under
try to mess up my emotions but I’m all messy like the ocean
they try to shatter my soul try to make me lose control
but I can’t give up won’t give in no I won’t stop until I win
I got two pockets full of sunshine I know that everything will be just fine
If I fall I’ll get back up it may be hard but I am tough
I rise up from the ash lift my spirits from the trash
If you rest or snooze you know that you are gonna lose

You try to break me down but I will rise, rise
try to push me out but I will thrive, thrive
I’m working I’m hurting
I’m fighting I’m trying to get to my place I know I’m gonna make
history come and see I will reach for my dreams
I bend but won’t break fire burns in my veins
light me up start a spark I’ll burn bright like a star
I guarantee you will see
me ignite imma fight
I’ll start a riot I’ll rise ever higher
I’m coming like a storm yeah, don’t say I didn’t warn ya
you laughed in my face called me a disgrace
just you wait and we’ll see
who’s laughing now?
 

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(thank you so much! most of my poems have an underlying theme of fire, light, rising, finding hope from the pain. Very phoenix-esque, like my soul~ XD)
 
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~The Phoenix Within~



Trapped in a cage of my own invention,

My wings clipped by the sharp words thrown at me;

Tremb'ling in fear, seized by apprehension,

I desperately long to at last break free.



Burned and broken, far from the light of day,

Voices screaming inside my head and out;

Burst into flames, my torn heart giving way,

To my demons of phobia and doubt.



Yet a whisper inside my soul grows fierce,

Urging me to rise from the ash-strewn floor;

And try to fly, the heart of darkness pierce,

My spark relit, passion blazing once more.



The Phoenix within emits a war cry,

As I fight back tears and take to the sky.
 

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~Moth~

I don’t understand what they don’t see in you
don’t understand why they keep leaving you
they left you for qualities that I love you for
I’m sorry you went through that, you deserve so much more
so delicate, yet so camouflaged
so good at hiding yourself, your feelings, like a moth
why did you choose me to be your light?
maybe I’ll never know, but I’m so grateful inside
drawn to each other like moths to flames
somehow, I suppose it may have been fate
I just am so scared that all I love will be lost
the last thing I want is to lose you too, my moth~
 

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~Holes~

Like holes in old socks, like holes in cheese
Like holes in a plot, there are holes in me.
Holes of darkness that can never be filled
Steal all my joy, weaken my will
My will to fight, my will to survive
How can I thrive when I’m barely alive?
Breathing, yes, but hollow inside
Like a jack-o-lantern on Halloween night
this smile is carved onto my face
but deep down, somethings missing that can’t be replaced
searching for it in all the wrong places
has just left me with more empty spaces
but maybe I just haven't found it yet…
you make me feel like there’s hope for me yet…
 

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~Help~

Darkness creeping in
Tears saturate my skin
All I feel within is
Blackness

Shadows all around
Like vultures they surround
And the only sound is
Static

Help me, I’m calling “SOS”
I’m screaming in distress
but its like everyone’s deaf
Save me, I’m a friggin mess
I think I’ve lost myself
I’m crying out for help

Don’t let me go
Don’t let me down
Don’t let me fall
Don’t let me drown

Malfunctioning inside
A hole gaping wide
Swallows up my pride like
Magic

Nothing is effective
I just feel so defective
My thoughts are so depressive, so
Erratic

Help me, I’m calling “SOS”
I’m screaming in distress
but its like everyone’s deaf
Save me, I’m a friggin mess
I think I’ve lost myself
I’m crying out for help

Don’t let me go
Don’t let me down
Don’t let me fall
Don’t let me drown

Doing my best
The weight in my chest
Feel like I’m messed up so
Drastic

I’m so flimsy and thin
FIghting wars I can’t win
Feels like I’m giving in like fake
Plastic

Help me, I think I’ve lost my mind
Peace is so hard to find
I’m an animal inside
Save me, my walls are caving in
Looking tough but paper thin
Grab my hand, dont let go of it-

Don’t let me turn
Don’t let me burn
Please stay away
theres no escape
the beast in my brain
it cannot be tamed-

Help me, I’m calling “SOS”
I’m screaming in distress
but its like everyone’s deaf
Save me, I’m a friggin mess
I think I’ve lost myself
I’m crying out for help

Don’t let me go
Don’t let me down
Don’t let me fall
Don’t let me drown

Help~
 

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~Identity~

Look in the mirror, what do you see?
That is your identity.
Its always been elusive to me
Dont recognize the reflection I see.

I try on others’ skins for size
But it never fits me quite right
Still unsure who I am inside
What the shell is wrong with my life

Feel like a mistake
The tears fall like rain
This is not my face
I’m such a disgrace

My shadows are in front of me, my reflection behind
All I see is darkness now, not the life that was once mine
But how can I fight to be others light
When my wick‘s almost gone, no hope in my eyes?

Am I just a thing?
Am I even that?
Am I any better
than a welcome mat?

Destined to be walked on?
Trod underfoot?
Or is my identity just
misplaced, misinput?
 

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~Believe~

Well they say things will change,
It’ll get better,
You can weather the storm,
We’ll get through this together
It gives me a glimmer
Of hope, a brief shimmer
Man, I wish I could hold onto it longer
Watch that spark of hope grow stronger
They say things will work out, you will see,
They believe in me… but now I need help believing in me.
can you? Can you show me how?
can you walk me through how to push through this now?
Can you hold my hand? Can you help?
can you teach me how to believe in myself?
 

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~Pouring Out My Heart Like Blood~

I’m pouring out my heart like blood
Hoping it will reach someone
They need to know, they need to care
To realize I’m running out of air
Give me hope, give me love, give me CPR
Send support, reinforcements, I’m floating in space with the stars
Problem, Houston! Mayday!
I think my light might be fading
Pick me up from off my knees
Show me how to believe
Bring me in to the station, bring me back
Bring me to life, save me from the black
Help me fulfill my mission
You don’t need permission
Help me find what I’m missing-
[end transmission.]
 

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~Yet Another Emo Rap~

Don’t label me, I‘m not a one size fits all
I am unique, so don’t you dare call
Me depressed, possessed
A mess, I’ve expressed
That I’m not, I’ve just fought
lots of wars with my thoughts
And its hard to move on
to keep singing along
when it’s all going wrong
but guess what? I am strong
Won’t give up, I’mma fight
I have love on my side
So stab me from behind
but still I will rise
You kicked me in my gut
thought I wouldn’t get up
left me in the dust
but now I’ve risen above
the lies and the hurt
and all your sharp words
I could rule the world
and if it sounds absurd
just you wait and we’ll see
I will make history
I was labelled as weak
I was branded a freak
but its not the end just the start
there’s still hope in my heart
try to tear me apart?
ha! Not on my watch
the look on your face! Man, you should’ve seen it!
you thought you had me, you thought I was beaten
never thought I’d fight back, no you never dreamed it
but clearly, if anyone, its you who is weak cus
you picked on me just cus you think I’m a threat
but my legacy isn’t over yet
and those hurtful words you’re gonna regret
you’ll rue the day we ever met.
your words broke the glass, but not me
Not so fragile now, sorry not sorry
couldn’t be stopped by an eight-nation army
I can hold my own, don’t need a prince charming
Im wholesome and sweet, yeah people love me
While all your toxicity landed in a dung heap
I kind of feel bad for you, I hope you’re okay
Maybe you’ll see the light someday.
Thats something for which I’ll definitely pray
maybe you will change your ways…
 

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~Circles~

No end, no beginning
Never losing, never winning
Never progressing or gaining ground
Just spinning around and around
Stuck in a loop that never ceases
Never changes through the seasons
Running full speed just to stay in one place
Around the track, an unwinnable race
Can I someday finally break free
From the circles that encompass me?
 

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~Seed~

Seeds like wildflowers grow
Seed of hate, seeds of hope
Like rumors or pollen, they spread on the breeze
Seeds are contagious like a sneeze
We can plant the seeds to grow
but remember we must reap what we sow
Should we plant a seed of hate
It shall grow up to be ten times as great
But to plant seeds of hope in this world so cold
That hope, joy and peace will return tenfold.
We are the gardeners, this is our earth
To which- hope or hate- will we choose to give birth?
It’s up to us… the world is our soil
Shall we leave its people dry, or water it loyal?
Shall we plant in them jealousy, hatred and greed
Or shall we restore the seeds of hope and love to humanity?
 

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~My Song~

I’m unstop- unstop- unstoppable
Even impossible says “I’m possible”
There’s no holding me back today
I feel the adrenaline in my veins
Don’t turn me down, don’t shut me off
Turn it up an octave, then rip off the knob
This song is my battle cry, get lost in this rhythm
Can you hear my intensity? Can you tell that I’m driven?
Can you hear my voice? The power in its tone?
Can you hear my strength in every note?
Don't walk away or cover your ears,
Because this is a song you’ll want to hear.
I refuse to be silent anymore
It’s about time that you heard me roar~
 
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~Kraken~

Pushing away friends and fighting for sleep
Haunted by nightmares and bad memories
I was doing better but now I’m back in the middle of the sea
Please stay away from the monster inside me
The terrible beast inside is awakened
Stirring within, a furious kraken
Ready to burst forth and destroy
Every hope, friendship, brief second of joy
Stay back, the suckers have razor edges
They grab my heart, squeeze out my breath and
When I am floating, when I think I can win
The tentacles drag me back down again
My vision is blurry, I’m gasping for air
Water fills my lungs, I cry out in despair
Everyone’s deaf to my screams, my hopes and wishes
I might as well be swimming with the fishes.
 

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~Demons~

What started a song has turned into a scream
my demons are surrounding me
They say face the demons, but the problem with that
is they have many faces, don’t know which to attack
They multiply rapidly, their lies manifest
Themselves into my head and my chest
I’m so confused, don’t know where to turn
The devil himself is waiting for me to burn
I’m on fire, it hurts, agony beyond
and I wonder where the shell I went wrong
to end up like this, in this bloody hell
this war I wage inside of myself
to confront the devil and live to tell
Is anyone fighting this battle as well?
 

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