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Autopsy of someone I used to know

Autopsy of someone I used to know 

Im staring at the figure of someone I have forgotten to know 
She wears her hair down
And her wide eyes stare at mine. 
She looks a lot like me, she has the same grimace, the same gaze. 
Even our facial expressions are the exact same. 
But there’s something different about this woman staring at me, 
her smile only escapes occasionally. 
The light within her doesn’t shine bright anymore. 
It’s like the more she gives away, the more she begins to fade. 
Captivated am I,  how she can remain so calm, so selfless. 
In the face of such dismay. 
She tries to hide her pain with what’s left of her smile.
Her laughter covers the darkness that lingers in her mind. 
The dark brusies hidden so carefully under her sweatshirt
show her strength, and her ability to move on to another day. 
Underneath the bruises lies a beautiful, small framed body. 
Blood flows within her bones, and freckles trace from the tip of her nose down to her toes.
She’s beautiful in her own way, 
You wouldn’t have any idea
That she had any troubles or pain.
I look back at the girl and I realize she’s not standing there anymore. 
All that’s left of her is a reflection in the mirror, she’s gone; disappeared. 












Copyright © Mary M-K | Year Posted 2019



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Axe Me How

I can only slightly breathe again 
The strength of your oxygen chokes the air from in me.
I can only slightly defend
Myself from you and you won’t let me be. 
I keep trying to run but my feet are concrete. 
My legs can’t seem to keep up and my mind won’t shut off.
I keep replaying the nightmare in my mind 
And I can’t seem to stop asking how you were that guy. 
My hands are tied in knots 
I keep trying to get out,  
but it hurts a lot. 
And I finally feel like I can get free. 
And you pull me back in and say 
“You can’t live without me. “
I twist my arm free of the rope and out of your grasp. 
And I see that 
There is this axe 
that can set me free. 
All it requires is a little reach. 
I try to grab it in my hands 
And I try to swing  
but I honestly don’t know 
how to cut down the darn tree. 

Copyright © Mary M-K | Year Posted 2018

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I am only but dreaming

I am only but dreaming 
I am sinking, 
into the deep,crisp,blue ocean.
I am falling
underneath  the salty ocean.
I don’t want to come up 
for air.
I like being under; feeling and seeing,
the green seaweed and clear jellyfish pass my feet.
I don’t mind,
the sand rushing up from underneath
It’s all calm and quiet 
beneath the sound of the waves, and the sound of the seagulls cries.
I am running, 
out of air.
I can’t breathe, but it’s so pretty down here, the fish passing by me.
I am drowning , no oxygen leaving my frail body. 
I like the calmness of death,
the gentle ease of saying goodbye...
To the green seaweed, to the sound of the seagulls cries.
I like this feeling as I lie on the sandy ocean floor.
It’s so peaceful.

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I am only but awakening

I am only but awakening
My tired eyes are failing to open
I try so hard but they are sealed shut 
The nightmares of the ocean keep me choking
 on my own sleep-filled thoughts 
My mind is my worst enemy 
I am a prisoner that cannot escape
The drowsiness of my dreams, of reality 
It seems to only haunt me 
Reality grabs ahold of me and scrapes at me until it consumes every piece of my sanity 
No bandages seem to cover the scars 
And no amount of glue can fix me
Awakening up from this nightmare seems far 
from reach, 
all I can try to do is 
breathe. 

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I am only but breathing

Staring at the wall 
Trying to feel nothing 
As if I could mask out the thoughts in my brain
Sometimes I can’t breathe and I’m left gasping 
for air 
only to not have it found 
Breathing seems so hard
 in the moment
And the air invisible, 
Barely able to move down my throat.
I still can’t seem to catch a breath
And the memories are suffocating me 
I try to let out a loud scream 
But I’m afraid I’m stuck,
in this god-awful dream.

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Appreciation

I liked the idea of you, 
the  idea of growing old
The never ending laughter, 
applying your jacket over me when I’m cold. 
I loved the feeling of waking up next to you
Our bodies intertwined 
The warmth of your skin
Me being yours and you being mine.
I enjoyed the quiet nights 
Laying about 
Telling each other our fears 
And letting everything come out.
I liked the thought of you being my warm and safe home
But I think the reason why I liked you so much 
Is because you never left me alone 
So I’ll tell you this now & I think it’s about time 
If you ask me my least favorite thing about you
It’s that you barely kept me alive 
I wasn’t able to learn or to evolve 
I wasn’t able to become a person with my own terrible thoughts. 
Hopefully by now you know 
That I am not afraid 
 to speak my own truth 
my very favorite thing
 is not being with you.

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Worthless words

You walk in, you say let’s talk
I feel myself surrounded by your words
I can’t seem to let out a single thought
And my vision is blurred
I can’t concentrate on the things you say
I know you want to apologize 
But I don’t think there’s a way
To play nice 
There isn’t a way to make up for what you did
You aren’t who you were
And you aren’t a kid 
I have no idea what is left to do
I thought, I thought  I loved you
But I know that’s not true 
I think I just loved the idea of you. 

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Roses Are Not Red

Blood stains cover the person you use to be
Each drop is a memory gone
I know you loved me 
And that’s what helps me move on. 
You’re stuff still lays here 
I can’t seem to throw it away  
But I can’t bear to have it near.
Every time I look at it, I think of you and how you disappeared. 
You vanished from my life, a ghost of your former self stayed. 
The person I once knew was gone.  
Since then, I haven’t seen your face.  
A glimpse of you shows up in my mind, 
On repeat, the only thing keeping you alive. 
A part of me still misses you 
Another part of me wonders what for? 
I think I miss the parts of you 
that were good for my soul. 
The parts of you that didn’t have me crying on my bedroom floor. 
And I try to remember everything,  the way our bodies interlaced
I try to think of the way you felt, 
The gentleness of your touch, your endless embrace. 
But the feeling is gone
And is now erased.

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I am still here

Why did I become this way?
This is not how it’s supposed to be
What made me want to stay
Why can’t I seem to leave? 
I know I could find someone who treats me right 
Sometimes I feel like I’m a step away from shutting the door and running 
Far far out of sight 
But the door doesn’t shut all the way
And running will only get me so far 
I’ll tell myself it’ll be okay 
That he will cause me no more harm
But I feel his fists again 
The blows 
What did I do this time?
Only God knows.
The words echo in my ear
You can’t run from me 
“I’m always here.”
So if you ask me why 
I never seem to leave
I want you to know that I did
but he found me.

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Electrify me baby

When we met everything was on fire
Electricity bleed through our veins
Our bodies rushed with desire 
My body could not restrain
Your silky brown hair or your deep blue eyes 
I’d tell you to stop but 
I couldn’t resist the way our bodies intertwined 
You melted into me, and I into you
Each time better than the last
Finishing me off way too soon
I couldn’t get enough 
Truthfully you felt better than the feelings I couldn’t shake
You made me believe in myself 
For longer than I could take
I appreciate the way you made me feel 
You made me feel alive 
Even though no feelings between us were real
You would give me your body,  but you deprived me of your soul
The person I lie next to, I do not know
However I give credit where it’s due 
You don’t know me and I don’t know you 
So electrify me baby, melt into me 
Let this feeling be 
No questions, no strings 
Just you and just me 
Two strangers becoming one

Copyright © Mary M-K | Year Posted 2019

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