Treasure Island

Aria Siren


Bloodlines


As I watch
My family ravage their marriage
Screw up
My heritage
Ripping my veins at the seams
Casting shadows
Over my dreams
Making me wonder
Does this failure at love
Run in my genes?
Will I fall in love
At the wrong time?
Or right time but
Wrong guy?
Will we be passionate at the start
But slowly 'grow apart'
Hands up with no explanation
No words to say
No way to say
To explain
To my family, this patriotic nation
That I can't keep up the fight
It's wrong to leave
But staying doesn't feel right
And if I'm honest
I'm tired already
Of watching excuses empty
Dominate the lives of plenty
I didn't ask to be drug
From the sidelines
Pushed into your fault lines
That seem to always separate
Bloodlines
Choose a side
But I don't want to
I don't even want to look
At you
Or the hurt in your eyes
Wondering if one day
You'll watch the hurt in mine
I don't want to inherit
Whatever it is that makes us fall apart
I have already been passed down
Such a passionate heart
Is that what ruins things from the start?
A heart so full of needing
Of feeling
Of saying what I'm feeling
Of showing what I need
And demanding what I'm needing
That it's inevitable
One day someone
Or I myself
Will stab it
And let the crowds watch
As I scream through the bleeding
Yelling out the same
Pointing through the same
They are one and the same
These
Infectious
Excuses
You have been
Trying to make me swallow
But i'm tired
Of seeing your love die
And waking up to the same
Hollow
And wondering
If in these footsteps
I will
Follow

Submitted: Thursday, May 23, 2013
Edited: Friday, May 24, 2013

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  • Yash Shinde (4/3/2014 10:41:00 PM)

    a powerful poem, with bold expressions, we alone have to mend our ways.
    Ripping my veins at the seams
    Casting shadows
    Over my dreams.....beautiful verses in there (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan (7/24/2013 9:07:00 PM)

    My heritage
    Ripping my veins at the seams
    Casting shadows
    Over my dreams
    Beautiful expression! (Report) Reply

  • Tiger Lily Love (6/1/2013 6:13:00 PM)

    Wow just wow. The feeling this poem left me with resonated through my bones and chilled me at the same time. I can barely describe how much I enjoyed reading this and how well I related to it. But I can tell you my favorite verses:
    No words to say
    No way to say
    To explain
    To my family, this patriotic nation
    That I can't keep up the fight
    It's wrong to leave
    But staying doesn't feel right
    And if I'm honest
    I'm tired already
    Of watching excuses empty
    Dominate the lives of plenty (Report) Reply

  • Kelly Seale (5/28/2013 8:04:00 PM)

    fear not, the mistakes of others, of those you love...cannot overtake the youg woman whom you've become. Hold tight to your passions, your beliefs, and your ability to love...and never let that go. You will do fine Aria Siren.
    Your words reassure me... Great Ink! ; -) Kelly. (Report) Reply

  • Steven Ralph (5/28/2013 12:55:00 PM)

    Terrific poem. I know I'm a fan now. 'ripping my veins at the seams' I love that line. (you're very good! !) (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (5/26/2013 10:43:00 AM)

    We can learn through the mistakes of others - we are each our own master. Very good write, enjoyed reading. (Report) Reply

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