Poetry

Nothing Lasts Forever

By Noor

Tis better to have loved and lost
Than never love at all
Hoping that the moments will stay,
Never fade away
But though nothing is forever
Hoping it gets better
To the people you meet from the battles you won
By the time you know itll be over and already done
We’ll wish for the clock to tick back on […]

May 30, 2012Poetry, TORCH|

Love has no face

By Anonymous

Someone help me, I can’t see,
I’m blind to what is clear and what is not supposed to be.

To see me ever leaving by holding what’s inside
The pain goes through my head and it’s ruining my mind

Lust is not Love and Love is not Lust
The way love is like something that doesn’t rust

The burning […]

Reality

By Lucia

Lies always ended with byes.
I always asked myself why lie if the truth will always come out.
Why hurt people & tore their heart out.
Why tell them that you love them if you don’t mean it.
Why leave the one you love for the one you like if the one you like will hurt you […]

March 28, 2012Poetry, TORCH|

Pain

By Anonymous

[Note: Trigger warning for sexual violence]

Taken advantage at age 11.
She was like a porcelain doll, safe in a shelter for 10 years.
Until one day a boy decided to play with her and break her.
A beautiful innocent girl, who already felt lonely inside.
She thought he was gonna save her.
Didn’t know he was just gonna use her. […]

Life

By Lucia

Things happen in life that we have to learn to overcome.
Sometimes people will use the words ‘I love you’ to take advantage of you.
Sometimes people will lie to you to protect you, but at the end the truth will come out & they will hurt you.
But after you been hurt so much, the pain […]

February 21, 2012Poetry, TORCH|

Lost One

By Brandon

I lost one
The one thing that kept me up at night.
The lucky charm I always wanted.
I lost the questions marks at the end of each sentence.
The thing that shined so beautifully.
But sadly this thing was never meant to get lost in my hands.

December 14, 2011Poetry, TORCH|

The Bullet

By Brandon

Hate this bullet that those two guns created
All it does is kill everything it cares about
It runs with its head down not seeing what he hits until
He kills the one he’s inlove with
Breaks in to a million pieces and ricochets from one girl to the next
Never to be whole again.

October 26, 2011Poetry, TORCH|

Ballad of a Black man

By Brandon

This is a ballad of a black man

A man who lies cheats, lies, but never steals

A part of the loved and lost

The unforgotten but never remembered

He’s tired of being in a world full of life and no one’s living

This is a ballad of a black man

One who can sing a song and write a […]

October 11, 2011Poetry, TORCH|