Below are the all-time best Devin Bowes poems as chosen by PoetrySoup members
For so long I had given up hope,
Thought I’d roam this earth alone.
But you walked in with such grace and ease,
Can’t picture a day when you would ever leave.
Scared, I was, for quite some time,
For my broken past has shown you why.
Yet here we are, our future withholds,
And as time goes on we’re learning to know,
That love grows deepest as time unfolds.
My mind drifts,
Brings me to your eyes.
It's a pleasant distraction
I throw my hands to the sky.
I toss in the towel,
I give it all to you.
Our story is indifferent, it's incomplete,
It's a pleasant distraction,
I can feel the heat.
Because I want to move on,
I don't want to hurt,
But my feelings remain strong,
Your looks leave me unsure.
You're my pleasant distraction,
My dream, my ache, my cure.
I’m a compassionate creature
I am a giving tree.
So many times I think of others
So many times I forget about me.
The tables keep on turning
And the room constantly spins.
In my world of secrets and darkness
I’m never the one who wins.
I give until I have no more
Then I give things that I need.
So that others can be happy
So that others can succeed.
I see all the same faces
High up here in this tree.
Is there anyone else out there?
Anyone who wants to give to me?
Life is a game of wins and losses,
You must know when to cut yourself off.
Cause I’ve tried to push through, I’ve tried to hold on,
Relentless yet insecure, I was nothing but a pawn.
Now the tide folds over, the season turns from brown to green
I face towards the sun, you’re still all that I see.
But something has changed, your skin is fading,
I smile as I foresee a happy ending.
And so it goes, the saying holds true,
The more time that passes, the more I forget about you.
I used the pain to weigh me down,
Surround my lungs and hope I’d drown.
Once I’m gone there’s no turning back,
It hurt to think of all that I had.
Most days I wish I could forget,
But the scars I made left me regret.
I cannot hide how I used to feel,
My pure self-hatred was certainly real.
To this day I can carry on,
I’ve learned to love, and learned to be strong.
Yet there are always those days that take me back
To that deep, dark place in the realms of my head.
You lift my soul and carry my bones
This is the lightest body I’ve ever owned
Learning to live for one, but love for two
It’s all a new story with you.
Feelings of fear surrounded my heart,
Broke my fall, turned love on pause.
I know I’ll love you one day,
But I’m not too sure what that means.
Though these feelings I feel for you, run to the deepest parts of the sea.
It'll take some time now,
But we'll find our common ground.
I love you most without a doubt,
I'd be a fool to live without.
Time and time and time again,
It's time that it'll take to be your friend.
I'm willing if you are, to find a new start,
Just give me time to mend my heart.
Your words are just as cold as your eyes
They have no meaning, filled with lies
Your touch engulfs me
and surrounds my whole world
You lied, you lied.
You said I meant everything
You told me that you cared
But when I told you what I was feeling
You backed away, you got scared
Now here I live, half a life
Have no direction, nowhere in sight
Hoping that you’ll feel my heartbeat
And come running home to me.
Inside my head is where all my questions lie
They twist my soul, and they boggle my mind
Wake up, I say
But my eyes remain closed
My thoughts run off into a deeper space
All of my fears I cannot face
For the pain would be too great
I already have too much hate
To wander would only be a mistake.
The darkness overcomes me
There’s no more light that I can see
So I lie here completely still, in between,
All of these walls that I have built.
Seasons change and the winter comes,
I feel the cold air fill up my lungs.
The early darkness; the brightness of morning,
Wheels in my head are slowly turning.
There's so much beauty in the simple sorrow,
of never knowing if we'll reach tomorrow.