"A Beating Heart" By Ashley O'Hare Every human is powered by a beating heart. Every heart exists with warm flowing blood. How could a person be created with infinite warmth, then choose a life of frigid cold? I have to tell myself you are like this of your own free will. I cannot accept it… Continue reading “A Beating Heart” Poem of the Day (2022)
"Fight" By Ashley O'Hare I am fighting a war blind to what I am fighting for. Everyone who stepped into my life was cloaked in utter darkness. They all hid who they were inside. How can I continue fighting for a total lie? Why would I put myself in danger for this life?
"The Unknown" By Ashley O'Hare The sun's shining; gleaming between my fingertips. It's a lovely day, but I can't enjoy a minute of it. My mind is wandering-- I hardly recognize where my body is, but the hair rising on my arm let me know where you are. The tweeting birds remind sure I'm still… Continue reading “The Unknown” Poem of the Day (2022)
"Hidden Truths" By Ashley O'Hare I told everyone that I hate you; if I never see you again, it's too soon. But I kept our old pictures locked safely under the clutter in my dresser. The truth I keep under lock and key will never leave my heart's safety. I was too young to know… Continue reading “Hidden Truths” Poem of the Day (2022)
“Damaging Hypotheticals” By Ashley O’Hare It’s not stupid. You’re not ugly. Different is not bad. You’re not dressed incorrectly. Get out of your head and climb out of bed. Do not let hypothetical words hold you back from seeing the world. Take a deep breath, Show off that smile. Confidence will never go out of… Continue reading “Damaging Hypotheticals” Poem of the Day (2022)
“The Wrong Lens” By Ashley O’Hare I’ve been living my life through the lens of someone who hates me. This crimson red filter makes everything unflattering. I’m tired of editing out the sparkle in my eyes. I’ve spent too much time knocking myself down the line. I’ve spent too much energy living out a lie.
“Lost Progress” By Ashley O’Hare A hundred days pass and I have yet to make any progress. In the race of life, I’m sitting at dead last. I wish there was someone to blame besides the person in the mirror. I wish I had the strength to make a grand life change. But opportunities come… Continue reading “Lost Progress” Poem of the Day (2022)
“Post High School” By Ashley O’Hare Two friends married One traveling cross country. Half the graduating class Turn without a second glance, Desperate for a promised second chance. These movie posters on my wall Have heard all the phone calls. They’ve seen mascara run down my face As I fell behind in the race. They… Continue reading “Post High School” Poem of the Day (2022)
"Chilled Bones" By Ashley O'Hare The foliage changes outside my bedroom window; a subtle reminder that time still passes even though we're through. I try to move on, but my feet are glued to the carpet. In the back of my mind I know you're with her at the downtown bar. But when you've dropped… Continue reading “Chilled Bones” Poem of the Day (2022)
"Time" By Ashley O'Hare Wind in your hair Skip in your step take a snapshot before the moment is lost. We're younger now than we'll ever be again.Faces to the sky forgetting life's pains. Never again will our hearts beat happily whole. Time has a way of breaking us down. Create sweet memories to look… Continue reading “Time” Poem of the Day (2022)