Poetry|This Is for You (and Me)

This Is for You (and Me) is a poem by student and aspiring writer Emilie Ann Holmes. She describes the poem as ‘like a letter, I am addressing a specific person. It’s everything I would say if only I had the courage to. It’s a raw and honest unveiling of human emotion.’

This Is for You (and Me)

Come and listen to my questions for you,

I hope I listen as well as you do.

There are no rules when it comes to love.

But it’s not here; does that mean it never was?

It’s hard to get back what was never even yours,

When the only thing you possessed was its flaws.

I look for them but they’re nowhere to be found,

Were they already with me on the ground?

The grass is never greener on my side,

But maybe they didn’t want that to be right,

Because what if nature turned purple or blue,

Or even something completely new?

So then I turned into the night,

You were there in the day but I simply didn’t have sight.

My love, this may or may not last,

But did you say farewell to your past?

You’ve never truly met this person and neither have I,

You look into the mirror but I’m the only one to see the lie.

These questions I ask are just for me and for you,

We hesitate like we always do,

Have you ever? Will you ever? Could you ever see a safe ground here just for you and for me?

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Comments (3)

  1. I love this! The voice throughout is really strong and it’s incredibly beautiful

  2. this was beautiful x

  3. This is beautiful x


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