By Allie Marie

If it’s me,

just say the words.

Yes, I’ll know it’ll hurt.

But, not worse than this.

I ache from my defenses.

Useless apologizes.

Your hands tied behind your back.

Every-time I miss.

A game that I wasn’t picked for.

Benched for only when you need me.

You know I know that you know I know

exactly what to do.

For you this is a game,

but for me my reputation and livelihood.




By Allie Marie


We wait for the alarm

to tell us what we’ll miss.

We can run away,

but what if I

told you that it

doesn’t have to be like this?

Your hands are the keys.

Carve out your dreams with your fingertips.

No need to rush, but no need to wait.

Remind me too.

Together we’ll learn to remember.

Life and happiness are fragile, but not impossible.

Consistency & Change

Consistency and Change

By Allie Marie



You’re a killer in disguise;

framed in the likes of a best friend.

Promised, safe and dependable.



The things you touch are pliable.

Rich with emotion, but fearful of change.

Just like my best friend.


Consistency and change.

Opposites attract.

Keep what works.

Note the rest.

Remember to not forget.

Friends deserve respect.




With a Tilt of My Head

With a Tilt of My Head

By Allie Marie



A tilt of my head.

Everything said I try to turn unsaid.

But, I’m doing fantastic – they say.

I never feel this way.

Because they tore me

down the middle.

They made sides

out of the same team.

I’m so afraid of mistaking blame.

I’m afraid of being mean.

But maybe I am,

by doing this with a tilt of my head

my aim to please

is just making me worse

Maybe I just can’t take

that I am my own curse.



By Allie Marie


I just make it worse.

Unnecessary apologizes

scarring my opinions.

I spoke up now

it seems for nothing.

My thoughts now being

shaded by unneeded anxiety.

I said it.

I meant it.

Now I’ve made it seem

less important than it is.

My words mattered.

I assumed you really

didn’t want to hear

so I made them almost disappear.