Saturday, June 27, 2015

Take Your Time

Believe in something real
Do good for the sake of good
and not for the approval 
Go become the things you love most
And cherish the novelty
because in the end
time will only remember 
how you wasted him
and love will only remember
How you used her

 God gave us these commodities
with an expiration date
 and we'll never know when that is

So

Accept the love you're given
and 
take your time.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Know Me

If you really knew me
you'd know that I like Winter more than Summer
Because there's something about being warm
when it's cold

You'd know that I really like the song
Come on Eileen
And that they didn't play it at prom

You'd know that what I think people think
And what they actually think
Are very different.

You'd know that "I'm secretly in love with Alta June"

You'd know that I like slow songs
Because the beat matches my heart better

You'd know that I think Nelson
Is just an older version of me
But more bald.

You'd know that I still ask my mom for advice on girls

You'd know that I don't know
To say how I feel
Without feeling guilty

You'd know that I've spent most of my nights
Getting ready to go somewhere
With friends who haven't invited me yet.

You'd know that I've done a lot of waiting

You'd know that I waited for three years to tell her
How I feel

You'd know that I can't sleep with socks on

You'd know that the majority of my hikes
Are spent bushwhacking 

You'd know that after high school
I probably won't have a social life
And I'm ok with that
Sort of

You'd know that I care a lot about people I don't know
And I really do care about you
Because I believe that people are good

You'd know that I didn't reach my peak
Because this is high school
I'm 18.

You'd know that ending blog posts are hard for me
And that saying goodbye 
Is something I try to avoid

But I guess it's inevitable 
So thanks

And 

Good luck to you


-Charlie

Saturday, April 25, 2015

You

My mother told me
It takes time for someone to fall in love
But whenever I think that it's been a while,
It's like trying to catch a train that's already left
For who knows how long
So I've gotten used to walking
But I avoid the cracks in the sidewalk because
The straight ones look like you
And the crooked ones look like me
And somewhere along the lines of the road we met
And I kept going, but when I looked over,
You took a hard left
As I just stumbled around the corner
Wondering what I did.
My steps slowed down so did my heart
Because my heart was alone and it didn't have anything to catch up to anymore
And when I asked why
You said something poetic
And it must have been about love because I didn't understand it
See my heart just wanted the chance to say I love you
But it couldn't find the words
Because they were hidden in the holes of your flaws
And if I were to connect the freckles on your face
They would say "I Love"
And mine would only spell out
"You"
because like unfinished sentences,
we complete each other

and I can't erase that.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Ugly Things that have Changed the World

Ugly things have more to offer
Than an outward appearance.
Because
Crying is ugly
But tears from compassion have changed the world
Sweat is ugly
But the hard work of men and women has changed the world
Feet are ugly
But the steps we take toward helping others have changed the world.
Dirty fingernails are ugly
But the music they play that moves the heart has changed the world.
Scars are ugly
But the stories of courage being passed on have changed the world
Wrinkles are ugly
But the wrinkles around kind eyes and smiling lips have changed the world

These have changed the world.

And they will continue to change the world

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Remember that.

Everybody falls in love with the wrong people,



                                 &


                                             that's alright.



                                                          Because someday you might get it right.



                            




                                 just remember that.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Someone asked me

Someone asked me
If you could change anything about yourself
What would it be?
I said I didn't know
Because I didn't realize I was supposed
To have something I wanted to change
I didn't realize that I supposed to be unhappy
With the things I'm made up of.
But I told them
I'd change the way I sound
Because maybe then people would listen.

Someone asked me
If you could have a super power
What would it be
I laughed and said
I don't need a super power
To be invisible
Because it
Isn't something you practice at
It isn't something you get good at
If I could have a super power
I would want to be able to see
Those people
And not just look at them.

Someone asked me
If you could make a change
What would it be
I said
I would change priority
Because
It's seems that we are objectifying important people
And personifying useless objects.
And I don't know if it's our generation
Or the one that raised us
But I know that something about that isn't right.
And it's gotta stop.

Please,

Make it stop.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Soles

Because shoes,
Like humans
Look pretty
And sometimes they don't fit
Sometimes the tongue is
Bigger than we can help
And all together we can look
A little worn
A little torn
Shoes got soles
And we got souls 
And sometimes
It's not the shoes that's worn out
But the souls
Of the people who walk in them