Poem: Anger

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Anger is merely
sadness
dressed up
tough.

30.5.17

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Poem: Frames

French flea market

He had shipped the art he picked up in
Parisian antique markets
and sent them to my home.
He wanted to know if I liked them.
He liked me to pick frames for the
unloved
paintings.

17.4.17


Other poems by Catherine can be found in her poetry book “The Quarter Life Crisis Poet”
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Poem: The Best Friend I Never Had

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The Best Friend I Never Had

Thank you for the headband
customized like
Blair Waldorf
Waldorf Astoria?
This weekend, my friend.
A slumber party like the old days.

In ways
it should have been – could have been.
I missed out so much
my only clutch
you stole
my crutch
you stole
It was just bad luck

So now I write to make it alright
I write what could have been
if you’d only let me in.
My stories, my dreams
create a new team
of worthy opponents

Poem: This way to Love

guy alone lines wall

I just took it the wrong way
I assumed that / misunderstood the distinction
between unfulfilled love and unrequited love
I internalized it as rejection
that ultimately yet again
I was unloved,
Unlovable.
But it was
Fate,
Destiny
and Life that was to blame. There were too many forces
keeping us apart.

 

15.4.17


www.CatherineVaughan.com
Twitter: @CattVaughan
Facebook: /CatherineVaughanWriter

Other poems by Catherine can be found in her poetry book “The Quarter Life Crisis Poet”
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Poem: By and Bye

girl bed flowers

By and Bye

I dream about you
but I wake up without you

I’m in love with you
but I can’t be with you.

You’re always on my mind
but you never have time for me.

I see you
but you don’t see me.

I’ll always remember what we had
You forget so easily.

All I have is a fleeting moment of you
that’ll weigh heavy on my heart
for a lifetime.

15.7.16

Poem: Useless

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You had it all
Private school
You fool.
The parents, the friends,
the Old Boy’s network
Didn’t take the job with the shirt
Instead you walk by
slouching
with a stroller
incompetent fool
now with that controller.
You should have told her to get lost
Act like the Boss.
Instead you chose chaos
Hated the gloss
And now your life has been tossed.

Poem: The Wonder of You

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If you love someone
but can’t be with them
immortalize them in a novel
treasure and honour your memory of them
preserve those precious moments

 15.4.17


Other poems by Catherine can be found in her poetry book “The Quarter Life Crisis Poet”
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UK     Paperback   Kindle

www.CatherineVaughan.com
Twitter: @CattVaughan
Facebook: /CatherineVaughanWriter