one_upp1

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.

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  • one_upp1 12w

    Live in Your Truth

    I hate that I claim to try my best
    When in fact if I had tried
    I wouldn't be drowning in this pool of regret
    I fool who I want
    But I can't fool my dreams
    At the end of the day
    I'm the one whose losing sleep
    I haven't seen my reflection in over a year
    I can't bare the thought of having to look in the mirror
    You gotta live in your truth
    Rather than die with your lies.
    If you're gonna try, then TRY!
    Anything less, you'll lose.

    ©one_upp1

  • one_upp1 14w

    Patience is A Virtue

    If life is short
    Then how is patience a virtue
    If time is important..
    So is waiting your first move!?
    It ain't, cus it's the fight I pursue
    Idk about you but it's life you burn thru
    So when it rains it's the light I turn to
    It's pain in your eyes when the sky turns blue
    But if you wait for change you become complacent
    Lazy and careless
    You say patience is a virtue
    I say it's imperative

    ©one_upp1

  • one_upp1 18w

    Word Prompt:

    Write a 8 word short write-up on Melody

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    The vibe that was birthed out the beat.

  • one_upp1 18w

    Word Prompt:

    Write a 6 word short tale on Vanish

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    Disappear from reality without a trace.

  • one_upp1 28w

    Thin Line

    There's a thin line between love and hate
    But with some there ain't
    With others it fades
    And you can't tell if it's love
    or they just love to hate you
    Smothered in love with a buncha hatred
    You wanna run to safety
    But you're just as crazy, Cus what if there is love
    In the blood and chasing
    The pain and hurt is worth the wait
    So you learn to take it








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  • one_upp1 29w

    The Father That Was Gone

    I hate the thought of it
    But if you call it as it is
    And it's the problem that persists
    Is the monster that exists
    Swallowed up within
    Wallowing about in sin
    Falling down again
    All started as a slip
    All hardships as a kid
    All but pardon what I did
    I'm talking darkness I relive
    Don't make the darndest bit of shit
    The harder That it gets
    Is the farther that I slip
    Slip turns to a fall
    The harder that I hit
    I'm no martyr not a victim

    The father I despised as a kid
    Didn't realize what I missed
    All the trying that he did
    All the crying that he hid
    The lies that he spit
    While trying to make a difference
    Did he fight as bad as his kid
    Was fightin to live with his sins
    Or did he die at a distance
    Despite the times that I missed him
    The times he was missing
    A lifetime of my existence
    A Life time of bad decisions
    Who's timeline am I reliving

    In my eyes
    I'm giving it all that I can give it
    While my father didn't give the smallest bit of shit
    But in my kid's eyes
    They never saw all the trying, trips, n falls
    Or the father their father never got
    Just The problems I didn't solve
    They get the father that I got
    Not the man that took the job
    They get the father that was gone
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  • one_upp1 30w

    Love is War

    Living life is like fighting a war,
    Blind in the dark,
    A battlefield behind our eyelids,
    While our heart's in denial
    It all starts with a smile


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  • one_upp1 30w

    Fate
    Spares none
    Neither does time


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  • one_upp1 31w

    Self-sabotage

    What I see is the pain
    Anxious, belief in the Savior
    Complacent, thinkin there's virtue in some patience
    There ain't no time if life is fading
    Afraid, taking risks is the game
    Shits changed,
    I now bare the weight of the shame
    Ambivalent, scared when I stare Nick in the face
    I get stuck in my head
    Where I'm imprisoned
    I been doing my bid there instead
    I live in fear n not of death,
    Not people, monsters, no enemies
    What I fear are these friendly entities
    From hell is what they're representing
    What I fear most is myself
    A mere ghost in a shell
    Envisioning watching me from a distance
    If this is hell,I picked it
    Not a victim, this shit is self-inflicted










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  • one_upp1 34w

    Word Prompt:

    Write a 10 word short tale on Opaque

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    Eyes are opaque like a stonewall; can't see through