Poetry Corner with Amanda Long



Amanda Long, poet.
Amanda Long, poet.

The Truth

We believe that honesty is the best policy,

But we love to lie

And we fight

Just to get the blood pumping through clotted veins.

Because the most epic love,

Only lasts for never

And love is harder to feel than to find–

Taking an overdose today,

And hoping tomorrow will be better

Because they tell you it will be

And they tell you to be happy you’re alive.

But we only live long enough

To watch others fall apart

And watch ourselves become





She looks at me with glassy eyes,

As she mirrors my intentions–

Following, mocking my escape.

So, I sat there

And stared at her–

Ripples scattered across her face

And across my mind

Both knowing

that what was once alive is gone