Poems and Poetry

Sydney Lynn

Believe | A Poem by Sydney Lynn

When you put that bottle to your lips I am afraid that I will never
make you feel that way.

When you stumble home calling me baby, and telling me that I am
beautiful and perfect, I am afraid that you will never say those words
to me sober.

When you wake up smelling like vodka and cheap beer, I am afraid that
that smell will never fade.

And if one night when it gets to be too much, you tell me that you
love me, I am afraid that I will believe you.

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You Be the Sun and I’ll Be Your Shadow | A Poem by Sydney Lynn

I forgot who I was in the
chaos and the kisses, the open
ended declarations of love
and in the late nights of passion.
I left myself on your doorstep that first night
when we joined as individuals to create a
whole. I was your sub piece, the one you
looked to when you needed someone,
but I was never able to look to you in return.
Somewhere along our journey I lost the things that made me who I once
was,
and when I turned around to pick up the pieces
you started to notice.
As I began to rise from the darkness you cast over me,
you started to dim in color.
I realized that you had to be the sun in order to live,
and without a shadow, you felt you could not shine.

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