Saturday, July 31, 2010

Poem #207

Hey Everyone :)
Today's poem is about running out of time to do everything you want to or to be with ones you love and how we should all live every day to the fullest :)

Running Out Of Time
I’m running out of time,
To tell you how I feel about you,
To tell people what I’ve felt these past few years,
To say all that I’ve needed to say.
I’m running out of time,
To do everything I’ve ever wanted to,
Accomplish all of those dreams I’ve had,
Finish everything I have started in my life.
Travel to all the places I wish to visit,
And defeat all the challenges life has thrown my way.
I wish I had more time to use,
Endless amounts, so I could do it all.
It may seem as though I have enough,
But the truth is that time is running low with each day.
However, if I sit here, dwelling on what time I have lost,
I waste the time I have left,
And life flies away, right before my eyes.
Therefore, live life to the fullest,
As though every moment is your last,
And cherish every moment and memory in your lifetime.
One day, you’ll look back, and be glad you did.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Poem #206

Good Evening all :)
Today's poem is perfect for today :)

Lazy Friday
Wake up in the early afternoon.
There’s really no point in getting up too soon.
Have your favorite lunch then the day will begin,
You can’t believe the good mood you are in.
Not doing much, just lying around,
Don’t ever feel like putting my feet on the ground.
The week’s been so busy, I need a break,
Every day, there was a new project to make.
But now everything’s finished, over and done,
And I no longer feel like I’m on the run.
This day’s been to short, it’s come to a close.
But there will be others like it I suppose.
This has really been an unproductive day,
But I feel relaxed and happy anyway!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Poem #205

Time for a new acrostic I think :)

BITTERSWEET
Because of what they did,
It fills you up with these feelings,
Taking over your body and mind.
Though you really like them,
Everything they said to you,
Right up to the last word, sent,
Sharp stabs of pain in your heart.
Weakening your hold on your feelings.
Emotions running over the limit.
Everything is threatening to come out.
The confusion of emotions. This is all,
BITTERSWEET

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Poem #204

Hello Everyone!
I'm so excited because the last few days I've been singing and writing music a lot, which is so much fun :)))) Today's poem is called "Change Myself".

Change Myself
I feel as though I need to change myself,
Make myself into a brand new person,
Just to please you, make you happy.
You want me to be someone different,
Someone I’m not.
You tell me how much you love me,
Then ask me to change who I am.
But I want to just be myself,
I don’t want to change just to suit you.
I need to be with someone who loves me for real,
For who I am already.
So when you tell me you love me,
I cannot believe you.
And you’ve hurt my by acting like this.
You treat me like I am nothing at all.
It kills me inside to have to pretend,
To think how I believed you truly loved me,
Only to have my heart shattered.
So no matter how hard you try to change me,
I will never change myself for you.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Poem #203

Hey everyone :)
Hope you've all been enjoying the recent poems :) Today's poem is called "Heart Beat". It's sort of a story about love going wrong. Haha I don't really know how to describe it. You'll just have to read it :) Hope you all like it!

Heart Beat
As soon as you walked into my life,
My heart began to beat faster.
Pounding against my chest,
Wanting to break free and love you.
Pulsing out the rhythm of my feelings for you.
To me, it feels so obvious, seen by everyone,
And yet you don’t seem to notice.
My heart beats faster,
But all the while, you still don’t see.
You don’t return any of the feelings.
As my heart pounds harder,
It begins to hurt, all the time.
Aching with desire, unrequited love.
And as I see you with someone else,
It reaches the last beat it can take,
And snaps in two separate pieces,
Feeling as though it will never be whole again.
It doesn’t want to beat without you,
And I don’t want to be without you.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Poem #202

Afternoon everyone :)
Today's poem is called Fame. It's about the life of a celebrity and how it might not always be as good as everyone thinks! Hope you all enjoy it :)

Fame
The name on everyone’s lips.
Known all around the world, by many.
Your picture plastered all over town,
And your name in articles of magazines.
The parties, the friends, the glamorous lifestyle,
Fancy clothes, limos, huge house.
The fame, the fortune, seems like all you’ve ever wanted.
You’re free, reckless, rebellious,
Following your own rules with no care.
But the life begins to wear you down.
It destroys who you once were,
Changes you in to someone unrecognizable.
It’s hurting you, ruining you.
You let it get out of hand, and you are falling.
And you become famous in a way you wish you hadn’t,
As you go further away from yourself,
And reality begins to set in.
You look at yourself, what has happened,
And you want to go back, go home.
But this is harder with each passing minute.
You realize this is not what you wanted,
This life is not so glamorous after all.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Poem #201

I hope everyone enjoyed the 200th poem yesterday :) As you may have noticed, there are new buttons at the bottom of each post. You can now send links to these poems on different sites such as twitter, facebook, and blogger! :) So send links of poems that you like to friends and family :) And speaking of this, follow me on twitter: @Ajaxsinger101 (that's the account I update the most) and on facebook (search: Ari Mackenzie-Locastro, or 365 Days, 365 Poems) And one last thing.......
Enjoy today's acrostic!!! :))))))) summer-y theme :)

ICE CREAM
It is a treat that everyone can enjoy.
Cooling your mouth, refreshing.
Every bite, a little bit of creamy joy.
Cold, tasty treat for any occasion.
Really popular during the hot summer.
Everyone has a different preference for the flavor.
A large variety of toppings to be put on the,
Many different, delicious flavors of,
ICE CREAM

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Poem #200

IT'S THE 200th POEM!!! :) YAY! I can't believe I have already done this many poems and that I'm this far into this project already! :) It's been so much fun! Today's special poem is about poetry, which I thought would be appropriate for the day of the 200th poem.

Poetry
Musical, lyrical lines flowing on a page,
Playing out a scene, telling a story.
Reading it to take you to a whole new place,
Discover a whole new world,
A window into the author's mind.
Running free on the lines or structured into an order.
Expressing innermost thoughts and feelings,
Deepest desires and wishes of the writer.
Truthful thoughts and feelings.
Beautiful words, phrases, meanings.
Symbolic, deeper meanings are within.
Read closely, discover the true meaning.
Bringing joy, comfort to those in need.
Maybe making someone's day brighter,
Sending a laugh their way.
Or giving someone something to relate to,
Making them feel like they aren't alone.
Touching, heartfelt pieces of art,
Something which is to be enjoyed forever.
Giving you a place to go to relax,
As the words swirl around in your head,
And form a picture,
That you can look at forever.
This is poetry.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Poem #199

Acrostic day!! :) haha! The 200th poem goes up tomorrow!! :)

SHADOWS
Sending shivers through your spine.
Hiding in the corners, away from the light.
A figure, creeping in at you.
Dark, mysterious, elusive.
Outside and inside, they are everywhere.
Warning shadows of the future.
Shapes of all kinds, spooky,
SHADOWS

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Poem #198

Hey guys :) Sorry for the delay today! I was out and not near a computer most of the day! But here is the poem that was meant for earlier :)

Exaggeration
Everyone uses exaggeration,
But hopefully it will not cause humiliation.
"I'm hungry enough to eat a horse!"
But that is downright silly of course.
Some will use it to enhance a story,
And others will improve a tale of a glory.
A child will use it to say their room is clean.
But in this case, the truth can be seen.
Sometimes it can be quite entertaining.
But for some, to stop, it takes some restraining.
For telling a story when you are quite mad,
Or when you're excited or really sad.
We use exaggeration just to be cool,
But not everyone is easy to fool!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Poem #197

Today's poem was actually very difficult to write, but I think it ended up coming out pretty well :) Hope you guys enjoy it :)

Nothing
I don’t know what words I should write.
If I can’t figure it out, I’ll be here all night.
Thinking so hard but nothing comes to mind.
The right words are the ones I can’t seem to find.
I’ve tried many topics but none seem to fit,
So I’ll keep thinking and here I will sit.
I’m beginning to think that there is no hope.
If I can’t finish this poem I’m not sure how I’ll cope.
When I don’t have a topic, it’s so hard to rhyme.
I really don’t think I have this much time.
My pen is beginning to run out of ink.
This may be a good time to stop, I think.
I feel the world of sleep begin to call.
And I see that this poem is about nothing at all!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Poem #196

Good afternoon all :) Today's poem is a fun rhyme about finding treasure!! Hope you all enjoy it!

Treasure
I went and found a treasure chest.
It was hard work, so now I’ll rest.
But I can’t wait to look inside.
So I will start, I decide.
Looking through it is the best.
Filled with gorgeous things,
There are some shiny gold rings.
Also some necklaces of gold,
And bracelets that are really old.
All these memories it brings.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Poem #195

I hope everyone enjoyed the special birthday poem :) Today's poem is another acrostic!! :)

PEACE
Pensive, quiet, undisturbed.
Excluding anger, negativity.
A welcoming feeling.
Calming, soothing, friendly.
Evil is gone. We are full of,
PEACE

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Poem #194

It's my birthday!!!! :) Hahaha yayy I'm so excited :) I have a special poem for today as promised! It's a reflective poem. It's all about my past years. I thought that would be a good poem for today since I'm another year older! :) Hope you all enjoy it!

Past Years
Through the past years there have been many ups and downs.
I’ve grown into who I am today.
The good and bad times have shaped my personality.
Emotional, disagreements, and fun times,
A roller coaster, a ride over a bumpy road.
Lost and gained friends I will never forget.
Fallen in and out of love.
Surviving these years has sometimes been a trial,
As I fought challenges that came my way,
Struggling to make it this far.
Pushing through two trying high school years,
Battling the constant physical pain I deal with each day,
As well as the emotional.
But I’ve always had my friends and family,
There to help me no matter what happens.
And now, looking back on the years past,
No matter what has happened to me,
I’m glad I pushed myself through it, become stronger,
And had the people I had in my life, always with me.
I wouldn’t have done it any other way.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Poem #193

Tomorrow is my 16th birthday!! I'm so excited and it's gonna be such a fun day with friends and family! :) I also have a really special poem for tomorrow so make sure to read that :)))) Also, today is my uncle's birthday so happy birthday to him :) I can't wait to see him tomorrow!
Today's topic is one that one of my good friends, Mia P. (since i know two Mias hahahaha), suggested to me.

Perfection
Something everyone wants to achieve,
But no one ever can.
We think people have, and envy them,
But they think the same of us.
We build our lives around the idea,
But it is impossible,
A figment of our imagination.
There is no such thing as the perfection we think of.
We are all amazing, made how we should be.
We shouldn’t force ourselves to change.
Especially into something we can’t be.
Stop striving for perfection.
Be happy with who you are.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Poem #192

Good morning :)
Today's poem is called "Betrayed". I guess the title is pretty self explanatory! haha :) 8 more days until 200 poems :) And.....I'm excited so I must say this......My birthday's in TWO DAYS! :))))))
Hope you enjoy today's poem :)

Betrayed
Stabbed in the back,
Hurt beyond belief.
My trust was broken,
My heart, damaged with no repair.
And I feel like I can’t talk anymore,
I can’t share what I really need to.
You broke your promise.
I thought you cared, respected my wishes.
You were my friend,
So why did you betray me like this?

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Poem #191

Today's poem is about closing in your personality (being shy) and breaking out!! Hope you all enjoy it!! :)

Closed In
Walls, built up around me,
Like the walls of a house.
Holding in my personality, myself.
And I can’t get out,
Unclimbed, unbreakable wall.
Holding me prisoner to being alone.
I want to open up, come out,
Create a door in the walls and let people in.
No one knows who I really am anymore.
And it’s all your fault.
You forced me to build those walls,
Helped me build them.
But I won’t let you win,
Someone will break me out.
Or maybe I will.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Poem #190

Today's poem is another acrostic :) Only 10 more days until 200 poems!!

FAVORITE
For a long time I have been building this feeling,
A feeling that is stronger for only one thing,
Very cherished and loved for years.
One thing or person that I love more than anything.
Right for me, reflecting my personality.
Internal connection never to be broken,
The feelings can never be changed.
Everything about it makes it my,
FAVORITE

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Poem #189

acrostic!! :) It's about school which is sort of a funny topic for the summer i guess! haha :)

SCHOOL
Studying, writing, listening.
Cool friends, great memories.
Hard work, but it pays off.
Online research or gong to the library.
Outside for lunch or studying with friends.
Learning in,
SCHOOL

Monday, July 12, 2010

Poem #188

I hope everyone had a nice weekend! I'm glad I got to go to the beach for the day yesterday. It was beautiful out. Today's poem is about senses! 12 days until 200 poems!! :)

Senses

Sights, sounds, tastes, feelings,
Filling my body, my soul.
Enhancing my perception of life,
And of the environments I’m in.
Senses bring meaning to life,
Create stronger memories,
And give us more detailed imaginations.
Involved in our lives every day,
But barely every acknowledged.
They form our relationships,
Keep us going,
And are some of the most important parts of life.
Senses.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Poem #187

I think it's about time for another acrostic :)

SOLITUDE
Sitting quietly by myself,
Only me, with lots of time to rest.
Listening to the wind rustling the trees.
I watch the street through my window.
The silence is very nice after the stress of the week.
Under a tree, I watch the animals run,
Delicious smells of flowers waft through my window.
Every moment is full of,
SOLITUDE

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Poem #186

Today's poem is a rhyme about sports :)

Sports
So many different sports to play.
Practicing them every day.
Even at home, kicking balls,
While running up and down the halls.
Working hard, playing game after game.
Maybe one day you will achieve fame.
Practicing into every night,
Even when there’s hardly any light.
Shooting hoops, kicking a ball into a net.
I’ll keep on playing, you bet.
Run around, jump and shout.
Doing so many things while I’m out.
Getting exercise is good for you.
Even better when you find something fun to do.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Poem #185

Yesterday was a great day! I hope Liz had a good birthday! :) Today's poem is about contemplating! 15 days until 200 poems!! :)

Contemplate
Thinking, pondering, and deciding.
Contemplative, putting so much thought into it.
Thoroughly analyzing all aspects.
Wondering, working your mind,
And putting all attention into this thought.
Nothing interrupts you, nothing can.
Determined to work through to the answer,
To fully understand.
And eventually, you will.
So you keep on thinking,
Contemplating.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Poem #184

Hi everyone :)
Today's poem is another day of the week poem, the last of them, and it's about Thursday, as today is Thursday!! Also, happy birthday to my bff Liz!! :)

Thursday
One more day after this.
Not one day have I missed.
The weekend is approaching very fast.
I sort of hope the last few days won’t last.
Sleeping in is not far away.
I just need to hold on for one more day.
Studying, writing papers for school,
But done before the weekend, so that’s cool.
Going to be with all my friends,
As soon as this week ends.
Finishing up the long week.
At the clock I frequently peek.
This day is so much more fun,
Because the week is almost done.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Poem #183

Today's poem is about popularity and how it's not always as great as everyone thinks it is.

Popular
Many friends, busy all the time.
Always going out,
Always having a friend by your side.
Popular in every way, always with a group.
Share secrets, inside jokes,
And never letting anyone else in.
But you can never be yourself.
You just go along with the rest,
Like a clone of your friends.
And you can never break away.
Being popular isn’t always as good as it sounds.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Poem #182

Good morning :) I'm really happy because I've gotten a lot of time to write in the past few days!! :) 18 days until 200 poems :)

Tradition
Customs, used in everyday life.
A remembrance of times past,
And a tribute to our history.
They bring us joy and memories,
And tie us to our ancestors and heritage.
Traditions are important and hard to break.
Passed down through generations,
They remind us of where we came from.
An important part of our culture,
Of our lives.
Traditions come up every day,
Even if we don’t realize it.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Poem #181

Good afternoon everyone :)
I hope you all had a great day yesterday! I thought I would just start out by telling you about two things I'm very excited about!!!
1) MY BIRTHDAY'S IN 13 DAYS! :) haha
2) I will reach 200 poems in 19 days!!!!

Unattainable
Not easily reached.
Wanted but not obtained.
Extreme longing to posses it,
But never coming close.
It will never be yours, mine, or theirs.
It will always be a dream,
But never a reality.
It haunts your every thought.
Dangles before your face,
But is always just out of reach.
You move closer to it and it moves away.
Unreachable, unstoppable, untouchable.
Never know what it’s like.
You try desperately but it is,
Unattainable.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Poem #180

Happy 4th of July everyone! :) I hope you all have had a good holiday!! I can't wait to watch the fireworks in a little while!

Toys
Kids enjoy having many toys.
It will bring them many joys.
They will always want to play.
That’s how they spend the entire day.
All different kinds for girls and boys.
They can play out in the sun,
Because that’s always way more fun.
Stuffed animals, dolls, or bouncy balls.
They bounce then up and down the halls.
They’ll play until the day is done.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Poem #179

Hope everyone's having a good weekend! :) Also, happy birthday to my best friend Michelle! Today's poem is called "The Moment". It's about special moments in our lives generally but not about a specific kind. What moment was like this for you??

The Moment
Something never forgotten.
A memory always lasting.
A special time, happiness.
Strong feelings, excitement.
Things you’ve never felt before.
Something that can never be replicated.
Pure happiness, or love, depending on the situation.
The best moment in the world.
The one that means so much to you.
The thoughts, feelings, and memories,
That you will cherish forever.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Poem #178

Hey! Hope everyone's July is off to a great start!! Sadly, my computer has some sort of virus on it so I'm having trouble accessing certain things including my documents but luckily I have found a way around it so I can get to my poems until it is fixed! On a more positive note, I've been writing a ton recently! There are lots of cool new poems coming up so keep reading. :)

Friday
Finally the week is done.
Now we can really have some fun.
Staying up late, sleeping in,
It’s time for the weekend to begin.
Spend the night out with friends,
Wishing that the fun will never end.
Rest inside or go out.
A time to relax, without a doubt.
So many things you can do,
Since you finally get time for you.
No more worrying about that test you took.
You’ll have time to read a book.
This day was worth the wait.
Fridays are really great!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Poem #177

Happy July Everyone! Just a quick note, i can't believe I'm heading into my 7th month of this challenge (that means I'm halfway there!)! The time as just flown by! Thank you all for reading and I hope you've been enjoying the poems so far! There are still many more to come. I appreciate all of your feedback so please, keep that up :) and if you have any suggestions for topics, please feel free to share them with me! :) Keep reading, and thanks for all of your support!!!!
Since it's July and we have a holiday coming up in 4 days, today's poem is about holidays!

Holidays
A time of joy, rest, and love.
Seeing family once again,
After so much time apart.
Celebrating, giving gifts,
Spreading happiness all over the world.
Eating great meals together,
Sharing stories, memories,
At night by the fire or around the table.
Creating new memories to last for years.
The holidays are amazing!