#InstaPoetry

#InstaPoetry

Hello anyone who is reading. I haven’t been on here in a while…but I have been getting creative on Instagram. You’ll find my latest pieces there under @kellyjaneinwords. I hope to start posting some short stories here, soon.

As always, thanks for stopping by.
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Wasted Space

Wasted Space

Are you really going to try and tell me
That we are the only beings in a vast bundle
Of universes that span beyond comprehension?
Do you really believe we’re the only ones around
Driving ourselves to the edge of mass extinction?
That others haven’t come and gone
Through billions of light-years and beyond?
The great infinite darkness we stare at from the ground
Has secrets beyond what we have found
And if we’re really all alone in this place
How sad for us and all of this wasted space.

Live This Dream

Live This Dream

The black and white of it all
Has blurred into gray
And one minute turns into the next
You reluctantly wake up to the sun
and try to sleep with the moon
And all of this gravity weighs heavy on you
In your dreams
When they haven’t taken a turn on Elm Street
In a town called Nightmare
You touch the blue in the sky
and smell the green in the grass
The white picket fence can be a rainbow
Within the rapid movements of the eye
You find a small sliver of peace
You can be kings and queens
Doctors or painters
In love or in lust
You can be reunited
Or given the space you need
The technicolor that once set fire to your imagination, returns
You can be anything
You can do everything
You can step inside a star
Burst into gold
and let yourself glow
Maybe one day
You’ll let your waking self
Live this dream.

Keep Breathing

Keep Breathing

This is a place where I get a lot of my angst and pain out. The stuff I can’t say out loud, or that would only get jumbled if I tried to. So, when my posts tend to be darker, I want to be able to balance it out with light. I wrote this song with my former band, and we never finished it in production. So, here’s the rough draft. Because this subject is rough in every way. It’s not easy. I wrote the lyrics, first, with a melody in my head. My band came through with the music that matched what was in my head. I hope you enjoy. And I hope you keep breathing. #suicidepreventionday #suicidepreventionweek #suicidepreventionmonth #suicidepreventionalways #keepbreathing

 

Hello child
Are you feeling under the weather?
Do all the days
Seem to blur together?
No real difference
Between the whispers and screams
And every minute
Another page ripped out at the seams

Are you lost?
Oh no…

Well breathe in, child
Cos someday you’ll be grown
And sometimes along the way
It may hurt to fill your lungs

But don’t you stop
No, you’ve got to keep it up
Don’t stop now
No, don’t give up

Keep breathing in
And breathing out
Keep breathing in
And breathing out
Keep breathing in
And breathing out
Keep breathing in
And breathing out
Keep breathing in
And breathing out

Keep breathing
Keep breathing
It gets better when
You keep breathing

Keep breathing
Keep breathing
It gets better when
You keep breathing

Keep breathing
Keep breathing
Keep breathing
Oh…

Listen to Keep Breathing

The Little Things

The Little Things

Pain isn’t always caused
By deep cuts and big traumas
Sometimes it’s the small scratches
The little things
That over time begin to chip away
At your entire sense of self
That wear down your armor
One crack at a time
Breaking into you
So that all those small chips
They become the deep cut
All those little things
Become the big hurt
And all of that pain
That you’ve been trying so hard to keep out
To ignore or overcome
Destroys you from the inside out
Until there is nothing left
But the hollowness within you
Which allows the pain to echo endlessly
Stealing any moments that may lead
To your perseverance
Your preservation
And your happiness.