The Life in Rhymes of an Angsty Teenager

By Lindsey Olver All Rights Reserved ©

Poetry / Other

Big Words and Idioms


Actions indicative of fear.

Fear indicative of false innocence unclear.

A mood that represents the act or the state of fact.

We are unmarked grammatically, and that is that.

Things that we are scared to point out are eventually revealed clearly.

Ugly things about people we once held close to our heart so dearly.

We think we use simple declarative statements.

But eagerly raised voices saying "you" not "I" test thin-run patience.

Anyone will gladly take advantage of argumentative opportunities.

Chomping at the bit to prove wrong any accused insecurities.

We are hopeless romantics cocky with our breadth of poetic explanations.

But we are totally aloof in such a way that we confuse love with infatuation.

Words are just words that don't say much without portraying feeling and inflection.

Sometimes we are led to believe we are headed in the right direction.

Words can be so tempting, words can easily convince.

Words can deceive just as well and the right words can help you back-pedal in a pinch.

And lately I've been thinking thoughts that thrive in my restless mind.

Relentless, persistent, and immensely incessant; an unfortunate waste of precious time.

But is it really such a waste?

You would think a thought to be of importance, if it is valuable enough to take up such limited space.

So maybe I should think more highly of these thoughts, really consider them and not take them for granted.

Maybe they are trying to warn me of things to come; maybe I should take advantage.

The thoughts my mind thinks may foresee something my eyes are too blind to understand.

Or is it my heart that's holding me back, declaring my thoughts to be insufficient and damned?

My mouth's facade speaks big words and forms long, run-on sentences.

Its greed bleeds through trying to build self-esteem, with nothing but selfish intentions.

But just like any predator pining after its prey, keeping up appearances is all just a game.

To confuse and convince and to make believe you can trust; to save some face and not tarnish your name.

Actions indicative of fear.

Fear indicative of false innocence unclear.

A mood that represents the act or the state of fact.

We are unmarked grammatically, and that is that.

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