Treading Water

Say something


Fight me

Love me

But please don’t forget me

Don’t stop seeing me

Standing here

I am treading water



No way to move forward

With no way to get back


To where we used to be

A different time

When I was so sure

That I was yours

And you were mine

© Ashley M. Nee 2013

Keeping you for a While

Barreling through

Break these walls down

Teach me how to feel

Bring love back around


Life is too short

And I don’t care if it is wrong

Happiness has stayed away

For far too long


I can only do little things

It seems so unfair

To have someone like you

Trying so hard not to care


You know just how to

Make me smile

I would do anything

To keep you for a while


And when the day comes

That you are gone

I will be content in knowing

I made you happy before you moved on.

© Ashley M. Nee 2013

All That I Have Taken

His eyes seem to


Deep into my soul

Finding strength

Where I see weakness

Finding love

Where I see hatred

Making sense

Out of a heart

That was once a mess

He travels

Through my soul

And finds a solid


He is so full of love


And dedication

I don’t deserve

All that he has given

All that I have taken


What is next

When you look in the mirror

And you no longer know

 Who is staring back at you

 How do we fall so far

 From grace and innocence

When do we discover

The line that we can no longer cross,

And the secrets

We can longer keep

When does light come again

To chase away the darkness

And make us whole.

Where do we find

The glue

 To put the pieces

Back together

After we shatter?

© Ashley M. Nee 2012

Still Young

They walk by me

Only seeing each other

They drag their feet

In the dirt

Laughter echoes

Through open space

No one else in their world

Finding comfort

In a secluded place

Behind the trunk

Of an old weeping tree

They wrap themselves in


Unaware I can see them

Quick kisses

Gentle shoves

I have watched

My life drifts by

Feeling the hope

 Of two people

Who are still young.

© Ashley M. Nee 2012