These poems will hit you right in the feels.
It's hard for most people to express themselves in a way that shows their true feelings — Lord knows it's hard for me too. It's scary and unpredictable; you can be setting yourself up for heartbreak or allowing yourself the opportunity to fall in love. It's all about taking the risk.
It's understandable that physically telling someone how you feel and opening up to them is freaking terrifying! But, it's necessary if you want to make any relationship work.
And one of the best ways to really show someone how you feel without the intimidation is to write it all down.
Putting pen to paper is always a great form of expression. Instagram poet J. Bird is a strong believer in this philosophy. This writer puts their heart and soul into their poetry, and it really shows.
The poems do an incredible job of capturing both sides of love. They cut straight to the point and admits that love isn't always magical and great — sometimes it really sucks.
J. Bird's poems are heart-wrenching in the best way — and the worst. They make you truly appreciate love, whether it be the love you have currently or the one you're chasing after. But, their poems also show how devastating heartbreak can be.
It can be life-altering and shattering to give someone your heart and lose it to them. Whether love is a good experience or bad, there's always a lesson to be learned. Good love — right love — can show you just what you deserve and give you the happiness you've strived for. Bad love — wrong love — will do just the opposite, and teach you not to settle or ever stop searching for your true soul-mate.
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"Drowning was what we had in common; you, in powders, in bottles I would stare down, but that I wouldn't take away. Me, in salt, in streams that you couldn't bring yourself to look at, never mind wipe away."
"It is hard to tell whether my heart is breaking or my capacity to love is deepening and I am enduring its growing pains."
"I see you in everyone my love, how is it that I can never find you?"
"You sounded like promises and tasted like almost and I wanted nothing more than more of you."
"Stop tying yourself to your past — let it guide you instead of punish you. Stop tying me to your past — I have no intentions of repeating it, love."
"I want to grab you by the face with my two cupped hands and stroke your cheekbones with my thumbs. I want to ask you where the ache is with locked eyes. I want to tell you that I see you. I want to tell you that I have lost my voice so many times and I know how to hear even the faintest of whimpers. I will listen. I will listen."
"It was the first and only time I yelled at you. I spat fire in your face and you fizzed in the heat. You popped under the pressure like I hoped you would; I expected the spill to bring us closer. I thought I was encouraging you to open up to me by forcing you out of the bottle. But we never managed to properly hear each other again with all that ringing in our ears."
"You. One look at you and I know I want to create a love so strong that it anchors us in midair. I want to treat you so sweetly that you believe me when I tell you you're a honeycomb. I want to make a home out of you, because you're the safest place I've ever been."
"I'm ashamed to admit it, but there was a moment in time when I hated you. I harboured nothing but resentment and contempt for you. This was before the gratitude set in. This was before the lessons were learned, before the truth was digested. Before I could compartmentalize all of the bad times, and before my memory could soften you."
"It is not so much the yesterdays I long for with you as it is the possible tomorrows."
"All I ask is for a life full of life and a love full of life."
"It's not so much the idea of being hurt that scares me. It's the idea that I am capable of hurting someone I love that I have yet to accept. It's not so much the idea of loving someone that scares me. It's the idea that I am capable of being loved in return that I have yet to accept."