I'm Nick and i was born n raised in Youngstown, OH. Been writing poetry/songs since 9 y/o. It was my only outlet in life growing up in hard times.
Live in Your Truth
I hate that I claim to try my bestWhen in fact if I had triedI wouldn't be drowning in this pool of regretI fool who I want But I can't fool my dreamsAt the end of the dayI'm the one whose losing sleepI haven't seen my reflection in over a yearI can't bare the thought of having to look in the mirrorYou gotta live in your truthRather than die with your lies.If you're gonna try, then TRY!Anything less, you'll lose.©one_upp1
Patience is A Virtue
If life is shortThen how is patience a virtueIf time is important.. So is waiting your first move!?It ain't, cus it's the fight I pursueIdk about you but it's life you burn thruSo when it rains it's the light I turn toIt's pain in your eyes when the sky turns blueBut if you wait for change you become complacent Lazy and carelessYou say patience is a virtueI say it's imperative©one_upp1
Word Prompt: Write a 8 word short write-up on Melody
The vibe that was birthed out the beat.
Word Prompt: Write a 6 word short tale on Vanish
Disappear from reality without a trace.
There's a thin line between love and hateBut with some there ain'tWith others it fadesAnd you can't tell if it's love or they just love to hate youSmothered in love with a buncha hatredYou wanna run to safetyBut you're just as crazy, Cus what if there is love In the blood and chasing The pain and hurt is worth the waitSo you learn to take it©one_upp1
The Father That Was Gone
I hate the thought of itBut if you call it as it isAnd it's the problem that persistsIs the monster that existsSwallowed up within Wallowing about in sinFalling down againAll started as a slipAll hardships as a kidAll but pardon what I didI'm talking darkness I reliveDon't make the darndest bit of shitThe harder That it getsIs the farther that I slip Slip turns to a fallThe harder that I hitI'm no martyr not a victimThe father I despised as a kidDidn't realize what I missedAll the trying that he didAll the crying that he hidThe lies that he spit While trying to make a differenceDid he fight as bad as his kidWas fightin to live with his sinsOr did he die at a distanceDespite the times that I missed himThe times he was missingA lifetime of my existenceA Life time of bad decisionsWho's timeline am I relivingIn my eyes I'm giving it all that I can give itWhile my father didn't give the smallest bit of shitBut in my kid's eyesThey never saw all the trying, trips, n fallsOr the father their father never got Just The problems I didn't solveThey get the father that I gotNot the man that took the jobThey get the father that was gone©one_upp1
Love is War
Living life is like fighting a war,Blind in the dark,A battlefield behind our eyelids,While our heart's in denialIt all starts with a smile©one_upp1
FateSpares none Neither does time
What I see is the painAnxious, belief in the SaviorComplacent, thinkin there's virtue in some patienceThere ain't no time if life is fadingAfraid, taking risks is the gameShits changed, I now bare the weight of the shameAmbivalent, scared when I stare Nick in the faceI get stuck in my headWhere I'm imprisoned I been doing my bid there insteadI live in fear n not of death, Not people, monsters, no enemiesWhat I fear are these friendly entitiesFrom hell is what they're representingWhat I fear most is myselfA mere ghost in a shellEnvisioning watching me from a distanceIf this is hell,I picked itNot a victim, this shit is self-inflicted©one_upp1
Word Prompt: Write a 10 word short tale on Opaque
Eyes are opaque like a stonewall; can't see through