Sunday Poetry from Alex Elle & Warsan Shire

We love reading on Sunday mornings, especially poetry from these two beautiful souls: Alex Elle & Warsan Shire. Both of these poets have published works that you might want to check out if you haven’t already (hit up Amazon). They inspire us to relax, love and continue to express ourselves through the art of writing and exploring.

“Honestly, I don’t really know what I’m doing.
Half the time I’m just as confused as everyone else
Walking in circles struggling to catch my breath
I’m a hopeless romantic who has trouble hiding the fact
that I’m extremely transparent.
You can see my truth if you look hard enough.
My heart has been broken so I try not to overwork her.
People I love have vanished and
a lot of the time I feel as if I’m standing alone.
I comfort myself with the words of my poems, I drown in
my own zone.
Most nights, I don’t sleep…
I rather be underdressed than overrated.
My personality is vibrant, paired with a sharp tongue and
bad temper but
I’m learning to turn my fire down and allow my soul to simmer
I’m a cry baby and a tad bit selfish
but I’m relentlessly honest about who I’m called to be
even if the girl in the mirror isn’t who I want to see.
I walk alone on a slightly wider road because I tend to wander…
I’ve been guilty of backtracking and
I’ve tripped a few times forward.
I’m blinded by what I’m looking for
and I enjoy rain from the indoors.
I don’t apologize for my feelings because they give me
character and poise.
My pride keeps be quiet and
I second guess my purpose often.
I could careless is my clothes match they don’t reflect my heart…
Honestly, I don’t really know what I’m doing.
Half the time I’m just as confused as everyone else.” – @AisforAlex

warsan shire quote

“You are a horse running alone
and he tries to tame you
compares you to an impossible highway
to a burning house
says you are blinding him
that he could never leave you
forget you
want anything but you
you dizzy him, you are unbearable
every woman before or after you
is doused in your name
you fill his mouth
his teeth ache with memory of taste
his body just a long shadow seeking yours
but you are always too intense
frightening in the way you want him
unashamed and sacrificial
he tells you that no man can live up to the one who
lives in your head
and you tried to change didn’t you?
closed your mouth more
tried to be softer
less volatile, less awake
but even when sleeping you could feel
him traveling away from you in his dreams
so what did you want to do love
split his head open?
you can’t make homes out of human beings
someone should have already told you that
and if he wants to leave
then let him leave
you are terrifying
and strange and beautiful
something not everyone knows how to love.” – @warsan_shire

(Image courtesy: Alex Elle)

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