"Balance" By Ashley O'Hare You pick up a pen, but that's too permanent, so you swap it out for a pencil, but that's too fragile. Two polar opposites. How do you decide? Do you commit, even when your heart is uneasy? Or Do you balance on the fence relying on the presence of both creating… Continue reading “Balance” New Poem of the Day (2023)
“Daydream” New Poem of the Day (2023)
"Daydream" By Ashley O'Hare Vacant stares through the schoolhouse windows, daydreaming of a brighter tomorrow. Over a decade following the rules didn't lead to receiving the adequate tools for an ideal future. The system was created with a sick sense of humor. Acing every assignment; every test, living without a moment of rest. In an… Continue reading “Daydream” New Poem of the Day (2023)
“What Remains” New Poem of the Day (2023)
"What Remains" By Ashley O'Hare Like the sun peeking through gray clouds after a reckless storm, you were always my glimmer of hope; glistening against the pitch black background. It comes without surprise that my optimism's demise followed your departure. After all, what is the point of a steep fall if not for the shift… Continue reading “What Remains” New Poem of the Day (2023)
“On The Sidelines” New Poem of the Day (2023)
"On The Sidelines" By Ashley O'Hare Don't leave the ball in my court. I'm meant for the sidelines; for moral support. You know my aim is awful- I'll miss every shot I make. My confidence wobbles under your glance. Can't you take the lead? Take one for the team. You always were stronger than me.… Continue reading “On The Sidelines” New Poem of the Day (2023)
“Insult To Injury” New Poem of the Day (2023)
"Insult To Injury" By Ashley O'Hare Like a stab to my heart, you glanced over me like I was a total stranger. You twist the knife, playing coy, conveniently forgetting our three years.What a specific amnesia. Is there no cure for your denial? Am I destined to suffer alone? How delusional was I? I believed… Continue reading “Insult To Injury” New Poem of the Day (2023)
“A Dead End” New Poem of the Day (2023)
"A Dead End" By Ashley O'Hare Your guilty eyes will always give you away. Every little white lie slipping from your lips won't fall discretely into the abyss. Now you've left me without a choice. My blissful ignorance and blind optimism were discarded without a second thought, like an old, stained childhood toy. There is… Continue reading “A Dead End” New Poem of the Day (2023)
“Beauty In The Unpredictability” New Poem of the Day (2023)
"Beauty In The Unpredictability" By Ashley O'Hare Life does not obey magic eight balls, fortune cookies, or post-it plans. Life's beauty is its unpredictability. Forget everything you think you know. It is guaranteed you will find a new road- you will discover unknowns. Release control.
“A Memory” New Poem of the Day (2023)
"A Memory" By Ashley O'Hare A memory lives a thousand lives. Its details alter with time. Each involved party has the opportunity to decide which parts to highlight. Without a pure record, all is fair game. The memory existing in your mind is not the same as what lives within mine.
“Three Steps” New Poem of the Day (2023)
"Three Steps" By Ashley O'Hare Train. Fight. Win. Train. Fight. Win. The battle. The war. There is always something new. Struggle, turn broken and blue. What are we supposed to do?Where do we find strength to continue? What is the great point of rising after each fall if the prize is only pride?
“Delusion” New Poem of the Day (2023)
"Delusion" By Ashley O'Hare I wish that you were closer- this ache gets worse as I get older. Your absence is evident, malfunctioning my skeleton. Give me just a second to voice my opinion. I'm only thinking out loud: I wish you well- I really do. I just thought you would have chosen me, too.… Continue reading “Delusion” New Poem of the Day (2023)