Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
About Varied / Artist Member ★ Alyssa Antoine ★17/Female/United States Groups :iconthe-vocaloid-fanclub: The-Vocaloid-Fanclub
Vocaloid Fans United!
Recent Activity
Deviant for 4 Years
Needs Premium Membership
Statistics 194 Deviations 8,561 Comments 110,201 Pageviews

Groups

deviantID

BittersweetObsession
★ Alyssa Antoine ★
Artist | Varied
United States
and i will learn by studying the lessons in my dreams.
My icon was gifted to me by Furrit
Interests

Activity


poetry is fucking nature.
poetry is the "oh shit i'm on a bus and have an idea, but don't have a pen."
poetry is the "oh shit i'm on a bus and have a pen, but don't have an idea."

poetry is not your fucking motivational speech.
poetry is not your depression.
poetry is not a luxury.
poetry is not a story. it's the embodiment, the abstraction of a story.
poetry is not poetry unless it can be nothing else.
your poetry is not poetry unless the universe whispers over your shoulder, "this must be"

if your poetry is a canal for your experiences but not anyone or anything else's, you're doing it wrong.
i worship poetry the way pastors praise false gods.
i pray staccato, pray deep as prophet-split oceans,
deep as full collection boxes
passed under chins of homeless
parishioners.

i write commodity,
write newspaper ad, facebook
post, claiming need, claiming
urge. i write 2 a.m,
write before homework, before
work, before anything i am
supposed to be doing
first.

i write like a mother in a cookie-cutter marriage
staying with her husband because
she's too scared to leave &
poetry is the woman who holds me during nights
when my ribcage cannot hold itself
in my own hollows. she tells me
she is the only one who can love me like this,
ruined, unable to leave
my own bed.
she is my home on fire,
a lovely room doused in gas.
she is a whisper, says--

"you cannot drive,
cannot work,
cannot answer to 'how are you?',
cannot step outside without crying,
but you can make love to me--
can sing in palindromes
and metaphors.
is that not success?"

she tells me
these bruises will heal, tells me
bandages can be traded for
a fame like bukowski, like keats,
cummings.

she is here, she is
the only one here.

in sickness and in worse sickness, she
promises, she swears.





(i have nowhere else to go)
depression, a painting
depression as art.
poetry as depression.
Loading...
poetry is fucking nature.
poetry is the "oh shit i'm on a bus and have an idea, but don't have a pen."
poetry is the "oh shit i'm on a bus and have a pen, but don't have an idea."

poetry is not your fucking motivational speech.
poetry is not your depression.
poetry is not a luxury.
poetry is not a story. it's the embodiment, the abstraction of a story.
poetry is not poetry unless it can be nothing else.
your poetry is not poetry unless the universe whispers over your shoulder, "this must be"

if your poetry is a canal for your experiences but not anyone or anything else's, you're doing it wrong.

Donate

BittersweetObsession has started a donation pool!
504 / 4,000
:icony-u-noplz:??

You must be logged in to donate.
  • mmv303
    Donated Aug 10, 2014, 3:54:02 PM
    1

AdCast - Ads from the Community

Comments


Add a Comment:
 
:iconbirdkinq:
birdkinq Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
here's my valentine card for you

For Alyssa by birdkinq
Reply
:iconclockchat:
Clockchat Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
May you be having an excellent birthday, you prolific artist!
Reply
:iconbittersweetobsession:
BittersweetObsession Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015   General Artist
Thank you! It certainly has been so far!
Reply
:iconaway-with-knives:
aWay-with-knives Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Student General Artist
Climbing in rooftops is sooooooo fun. I've made it some pretty wacky places, but since youtube didn't exist when I last really tried, I didn't kill myself reaching out of my skill level
Reply
:iconbraxton-t-rutledge:
Braxton-T-Rutledge Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014
Thanks
Reply
:iconsaigonka:
saigonka Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
thank you so much for watch!! *w*
Reply
:iconbluestanza:
BlueStanza Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for adding my poem to your collection! I appreciate the support. :)
Reply
:iconsilverinkblot:
SilverInkblot Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for the collect on Waiting :)
Reply
:iconaway-with-knives:
aWay-with-knives Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Student General Artist
"Waiting (to use it like a mallet)" by SilverInkBot
Reply
Add a Comment: