Blinded

at first i thought that i was perfect And i’d never need to change my uniqueness that basically makes me the person i thought i’d always be and then i met her, cute funny popular then i met him, athletic and her, beautiful then him, hilarious and inspiring and she is so brilliant all these people,…

Their Words

Their words They feel like gunshots on my weak spots Like chains Locking me away From that little part of me, that just wants to be free Sometimes I just want to scream their words are like bombs on our cities Their tongues like knives, stabbing into our souls Each And every word Takes a…

Poetry

The air is almost too thick to see through I thought the world was transparent Like if I didn’t understand The answers would fall right in my lap And finally every day was becoming heavier I knew I wasn’t strong enough to bear a life like this Have you ever felt not good enough? People…

Only

They say all you have to do is only breathe And once you’ve got that down, only speak only eat only sleep only lie only fake it till you make it only keep calm only be yourself only be perfect only shatter only care only be there only live only tell yourself it will be…

Boulders

First he was a pebble a rock Then a boulder Then something happened that perpetually blocked my view Blinded Broken By a boulder That i had to break through Though i ended up breaking him too and harder than he broke me I liked him Almost too much for how much he hurt me But…

The Letter

They watch our pencils scribble filled pages Our feet rub against the rugged floor as if we are walking down a path A path A path to nowhere Nowhere but the letter on the graded paper that is supposed to rule who we are Shows that apparently, we are flawless A Just a letter we…

Your eyes can’t lie

Your eyes can’t lie And when she smiles You can see it in her eyes Filled with frowns A broken heart A lost story Carried through the wind A shadow cast in the sky A scar left behind Buried beneath the cold earth When stars can’t align You’ll see it in her eyes The twinkle…

Lonely Orphan

Hating without knowing Loving without thinking Feeling without saying Our fingers will always be intertwined And when you Can’t Reach my hand I’ll find yours Because I’ve lived long enough That, I can see through the darkness when you can’t Her eyes are too puffy And her face is too red Suffocating They see her…

Please Don’t Break

I was three And He was my daddy And she was mommy And i thought there hearts were forever stitched together And just maybe, The thread wouldn’t break He said he was going somewhere else An apartment Just across the street I’d see him less Less, but enough he said And she, She was hurting…

This Carousel

I sit there wondering as the tears soak into my face I wonder if the spinning will stop because I am too dizzy to breath I wonder if I’ll be stuck inside here forever, while they watch me cry through the broken glass When the wind blows over me, I shatter again Standing there, trying…

Broken

We walk on beauty Breathlessly lost Mistaking beautiful For Ugly We lock up Effervescent hearts in Rusty cages And pretend our fake Is Real We find Tranquility In Duplicitous people All broken and dented Why can’t we see the world through our hearts and let our souls breath Why can’t we let the world be seen…

I’ll Just have to wait

by Chaya and Hailey Your final breath Fills this empty room Just me and you Soon, just me I know you’re going somewhere better Where your head will brush the clouds The pain will be over But I want you to stay And don’t think that I don’t know that you are suffocating in this air And…

In the Morning

In the morning When dawns peak whispers chilly fog onto our cheeks The air is thick Filled with loneliness Empty But full Full of sadness Full of lies The trees sway and breath But we, We stay still as we suffocate In the morning When we put on our masks Falseness drowns inside us We…

My House

It was big and yellow The door was red and tall It was a halfway empty home It was too big for us It was beautiful though And the walls reflected and absorbed the hot sun And cold snow Like every single memory stuck to the walls Half colored papers plastered on refrigerator doors, And…

World War II

They’re taking us away On a train A train overly crowded Filled with people that own the eyes of agony And soldiers with the eyes of abhorrence Ima is crying Aba is crying Sister is crying What is going on? I sing to myself BARUCH ATAH ADONAI- I get cut off Who was that? From a…

Thank You

I don’t know I guess you guys are my everything You guys have Shaped me And tried to break me You’ve bent me And threw me down And picked me up I just wanted a chance to say thank you For every single day you stood by my side like if they tried to shoot…

Japan

I remember A huge family And a small room good food And big smiles I remember That there, We wore slippers inside And The air smelled like rice straws, and smoke, and incense, and flowers I remember There was a man He Was someone I looked up to like the clouds And he was so…

Jew

I know that I always knew That i was a Jew But not what a jew really is Now, I know I know that those few survivors wear tattoos like scars Numbers Embodied on our skin Because they thought that we weren’t humans Because our hearts followed thoughts they didn’t like And We are stronger…

Born

My first breath And Thought Was in Missouri A blink into dawn And a moons quiet shadow My firsts All began there My first ice cream cone And daylight bike rides in kansas Though I was born a state Away from my childhood There was a line A road A jump between us Just a…