"Empty Cup"

My heart skips a beat, drops to the floor,
faster than it ever has before.

One message from you,
and you've got my mind spinning.
I think I'm suppossed to save you,
when I'm the one drowning, 
you're just swimming.

It never fails...to fail,
this f***ed up way life is killing us. 
My cup's half empty,
so fill it up.

Once upon a time you did,
only to let it pour out.
You stained my heart red,
you filled it with doubt,
but it was your doubt not mine.
I believed in you,
But every word was a lie,
even the bitter truth.

Because you don't understand anything else but steel.
A tin man has no heart.
He only knows rust and pain,
loose screws tearing him apart.

And when you fall down,
Dorothy won't be there to raise you up.
Your oil is all gone.
There's nothing in your cup,

Just a broken memory
of the girl you couldn't(wouldn't) love.

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BatonTwirler10 6 years ago from Beckley West Virginia

i know now its time, time to say goodbye. i will truly miss you even though many itmes you made me cry. we were a whole, now were a half, i'll miss everything about you, your voice, your smile and your laugh. :(. by me, brianna scott 13 years old


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Nikkij504gurl 6 years ago from Louisiana Author

cute sweety, i was writing at ur age, keep it up if its a passion, youll get better and better at it.


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Nellieanna 6 years ago from TEXAS

Lovely poem, Nikki. It speaks a certain triumph, too.

I too wrote poetry at 12 or so. It's been a life companion and comfort every since Brianna Scott. It has been a friend and a confidante when there was nobody else, in fact. And then - it becomes your history and memoirs.

Here's one I wrote at 12:

At times

I feel

So much

Untamed,

So free of

Doubt or fear,

I think I would have been

Well named,

Had I been called

A deer.

© Nellieanna H. Hay


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Joshua Kell 6 years ago from Arizona

Pointed and beautiful words. Thanks Nikki.


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the pink umbrella 5 years ago from the darkened forest deep within me.

I think all of us true writers started early :) I really loved this, then again, im so into the Oz refrence i cant stand it! Very well done, and pain very thoroughly expressed. Im glad to put my pen down next to yours Nikki


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

thanks pink umbrella. your comment made me smile. i thought you'd like the oz reference here. that has always been one of my fave movies too. its a classic :) some of my friends and I had an idea to make a new oz movie, like a pothead one, cuz it was a lot of my pot head friends that came up with it, i was to be dorothy, my friend patty was the wicked witch, and amanda was the good witch, we had someone for the scarecrow the cowardly lion, and of course tinman, was robin, they guy a lot of my poems are about. including this one. he was always referring to himself as the tinman saying his heart was made of tin, that and half his body is really made of tin, from injuries of his stupidity in his younger days lol


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the pink umbrella 5 years ago from the darkened forest deep within me.

haha, well you and i both know that the tinman only thought his heart was not a real one so to speak. Anyway, i could see you being dorothy. :) from what i know anyway. I myself would want to be the slippers, lol. im facinated by them. Id probably end up being one of the little pudgy ugly munchkins! lol.


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

yea he would say it was either made of tin, or he had no heart, so logically he would be the tinman in our twisted wizard of oz story lol. hmm but if im dorothy and your the slippers id be wearing you, i dont wanna wear you lol the slippers are cool, i had a pair looked just like them when i was a kid. hhahha na i dont think youd be a munchkin, maybe toto...hes cuter lol, na id put you as the good witch or a dorothy too, or a really good looking wicked witch, not the ugly green one, lol

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