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Updated on January 29, 2018

"A poet is someone who stands outside in the rain hoping to be struck by lightning." ~ James Dickey

I'm in love with him.
He's in love with her.
She's in love with someone else.
And we can't save each other,
until we learn to save ourselves.

They say lightning doesn't strike 
the same place twice.
So, why do I keep getting hit?
with the same old problems,
the same old bullshit?

Every one of us
go after the ones who will hurt us.
Every one of us,
go after those no good for us.
And how do we expect to save them,
when we are the ones who need saving?
Holding on to memories
that are slowly fading.

But the scars, they still remain,
through the suffering, the pain. 
There will be a tomorrow,
but there was still a yesterday.
I look back now
and think how much better things would be,
if I had done things differently.
Have I paid for my mistakes,
or am I still paying?
Because the more I try to save you,
the more I need saving.

You can't cover me up and cut me out.
You can't just throw me away.
Every storm needs its thunder.
Every lightning needs its rain.
So rain down on me,
and wash away the pain.
Wash away the memories,
driving me insane.

I couldn't tell you why things are this way.
I couldn't tell you why,
why everything we ever wanted,
turns out to be a lie.
And no matter what anyone does or say,
it wont change my mind.

I just hope that I can change yours,
show you some sense of life,
instead of this road of destruction,
lonliness and a steel knife.
It attracts the lightning, you know?
and there's a storm coming tonight.

© 2010 Nikki Wicked


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    • Nikkij504gurl profile imageAUTHOR

      Nikki Wicked 

      7 years ago from Louisiana

      :)!!! yay! not that you can relate cuz it sucks knowing this and feeling that way but its all a part of life. without the hardships we would never learn and grow.

    • BenWritings profile image


      7 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

      You just became one of my favorites. I relate to this SO much. We always go after what we either can't have, or what we know will hurt us. You make a lot of valid points in this poem, and its very well written. Lovely

      One of the best I've read so far. Good images too :]

    • MMMoney profile image


      8 years ago from Where U Can Make More Money

      very good takes -So, why do I keep getting hit?

      with the same old problems

    • Nikkij504gurl profile imageAUTHOR

      Nikki Wicked 

      8 years ago from Louisiana

      good lets hope i keep it. :)

    • Nikkij504gurl profile imageAUTHOR

      Nikki Wicked 

      8 years ago from Louisiana

      thank you guys so much for the comments. im glad someone out there reads my poetry and i really appreciate it. it makes me happy to know yall like what I write.

    • Joshua Kell profile image

      Levi Joshua Kell 

      8 years ago from Arizona

      You wear your heart on your sleeve. I would say to a fault; but, no one could be as honest as you and not discover, an amazing and life long love. Your going to do great, you are full of passion and Light. Thanks again for sharing your soul. And, you write great words... Take care.

    • Nellieanna profile image

      Nellieanna Hay 

      8 years ago from TEXAS

      Nikki ~

      You Have All the Power

      Within the vision is the dream. Within the dream is the choice. Within the choice is the action. Within the action is the transformation.

      Think it, see it, speak it. Make it real in your heart.

      Then do it, be it, live it. Make it real in the world.

      You have all the power you need to transform yourself. And by transforming yourself, you begin to transform the world around you. And by creating for yourself and those you love the life you wish to create, you are adding the energy of creation to all around you.

      By reaching your heart of peace and then manifesting it into a peaceful life, your peace reaches out to others. By showing your love in every word and deed, your love energizes others toward love.

      You are the world and it is created in your every thought, in your every heartbeat, in each reach and beat of your heart.

      You have all the power.

      That is not my original - don't know who the author is. But it is true! You have the POWER to exercise when you are ready to.

      My thoughts are with you. - Nellieanna

    • Roman Trend profile image

      Roman Trend 

      8 years ago

      Just stopped by to see if you had changed your mind about these things - guess not. It's a beautiful and monumental piece you have written here, I hear thunderous applause from Odin and Thor somewhere out there in the vast hinterland.


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