If the Truth Shatters

I'm done lying about who I am and what I feel to ease your mind. You ask me how I am and who and what I love. I will speak the truth. No more hiding to keep you comfortable. If the truth shatters your glass house, maybe you should've used a stronger material. Copyright © … Continue reading If the Truth Shatters

Grow Up

I was told to grow up by the people I love, and I thought, “Okay, I can do that.” Now that I'm grown up, they ask why I am so sharp, so angry. “You were sweet, kind, and happy before. What happened?” I guide them to the top of this poem. Copyright © 2018 by … Continue reading Grow Up

You, Us, We

I can’t stop thinking about - You. I thought it was my loneliness. I thought it was merely a desire for something simple, uncomplicated, platonic. I thought anything more would ruin - Us. What the hell is going on? A battle royale is exploding in my head, my heart. Doubt in myself, doubt that we could … Continue reading You, Us, We

Whisper to Me

Whisper to me and tell my some lies. Don't walk away Because I know that's not all you can take. You got around to kissing me Goodbye on the and. I knew I'd see you again, But it's still so sad. Hold me.  Please hear me out! I can't stand if it's not the same … Continue reading Whisper to Me


Hey, how are you? Can we talk for a second? Don't let this worry you. I'll be quick, so here it goes: I like you. See?  That was all I had to say. Copyright © 2016 by Nita Pan All rights reserved.  This post or any portion thereof may not be reproduced or used in … Continue reading Confession


I'm afraid that if I go that way, These memories will start calling; They'll start churning and burning. There'll be nothing I can do When the skies go up in flames. Please, believe me What I'm saying may not be the truth, But it is a truth. So run.  Run! When the skies are falling Run! Copyright © 2016 … Continue reading Run!

Too Different

"Be yourself.  No one else can be you." "Be unique!" "You're so original!" "Why are you so...  different?" Wait, what? "Why can't you be like everyone else?" "Normal people don't dress like that." "God, you're such a freak." To this day, I hear people compliment my uniqueness and the very same say that I'm too … Continue reading Too Different

‘Sitters,’ ‘Takers,’ and the Truth of Both

(Taken from my old blog allegracassidy.wordpress.com.) Not all those who wander are lost. -excerpt from "All That is Gold Does Not Glitter" by J. R. R. Tolkien       As the wondrous author who wrote The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy said, "Not all those who wander are lost."  Some are just shuffling … Continue reading ‘Sitters,’ ‘Takers,’ and the Truth of Both