Throwback Thursday Poetry: The Reflection

i look in the Mirror
what do i see
i see something
that isn’t me
it is not
what i wish to be
i am not
happy with me

in my life
i have seen
many things
that haunt my dreams
feeling as if
i have nothing
knowing that
i have nothing

pursuing this Enigma
solving this Mystery
why don’t i
like me
asking questions
crying please
i’ll keep screaming
for all Eternity

Early poetry from James. From the poetry collection Pariah Bound: The Lonesome Poetry.

Throwback Thursday Poetry: I’m Petrified

this hate inside
makes me realize
in my mind
and through my eyes
all i’ve tried
with all the sighs
all my life
i’m petrified

i’m scared to say
either way
these crazy days
are here to stay
hurt by rays
from the sun’s gaze
lost in flames
of purple haze

where to now
i wonder how
this long dark cloud
goes away
leaving me
in perpetual peace
nothing now
seems horrified

Early poetry from James. From the poetry collection Pariah Bound: The Lonesome Poetry.