We need some more details to complete your registration

Sign in with one easy click

Rate this Poem!

I wish I was born a cigarette
So that when I set myself on fire
I would know your lips
Or maybe I wish I was born a lighter
So you could hold me carefully in your hands
Like a piece of gold
And hide me in your pocket
Where I could stay warm forever
I’m likely to have been born a guitar
Because it seems like you know exactly
How to play me; a mutual affair
Where I comfort you and you make me feel
Like I have some purpose
But set me aside when you’ve had enough
You know I’ll still be here
Mostly, I wish I was born as the rain
So maybe I could show you how you make me feel
Like liquid, like soft, flickering, diamonds
Strains of light like grains of rice
I want you to feel my anger
While I continue with no pause
I’m not sprinkling, this is a monsoon
I want to be one of the girls
They name hurricanes after
Why is it you?
Why are you the song like an
Earworm in my veins?
why are YOU my light at the end of the
Tunnel or cave or
This pit I’ve buried myself in?
I’ve built us a heaven
But you’re stuck in that trailer trash
Tornado that you think is so beautiful
You stomp out your cigarette and
Smash your guitar against the stage
Open your umbrella and shut me out
Mostly, I just wish you would look at me
Smile sincerely
And love me back.

Where's My Poem?
Click here to search poems submitted before 2012

Win These Pins!
Normally $39.90 each. NOW FREE!

Get this Award Winning Poet pin FREE (a $39.95 value) when you earn 25,000 points.

Get this Distinguished Poet Award pin FREE (a $39.95 value) when you earn 100,000 points.

Simply email us when you reach 25,000 points or 100,000 points and your Poet Award pins will be sent out to you immediately!
My Awards
Recent Activities
Most Active Members This Week
Poetry Pin Winners - 25,000 Points
Poetry Pin Winners - 100,000 Points