Sunday, October 31, 2010

Poem #299

Happy Halloween everyone!!!!! :)
I have a super special halloween poem for all of you! And.....TOMORROW IS THE 300TH POEM :)

Halloween
Colorful costumes, silly new looks,
Some of the children are dressed up as cooks.
There are vampires, werewolves, and a ghoul.
Everyone wants the perfect costume so they can be cool.
There’s a costume for everyone at every age.
It’s a fun little holiday for any life stage.
Lots of candy and sugary treats.
This day is always full of sweets.
And all throughout the night,
You will be full of fright.
Watch scary movies all night long.
The feeling of excitement is so strong.
Each child is full of happiness.
This day is much more fun than all the rest.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Poem #298

Hey Everyone!
Halloween is tomorrow!! :) I've got a special poem for that day. Is anyone dressing up? :)
Tomorrow is also the last day of October meaning the last day before 300 poems!!!! On the day of the 300th poem (November 1st) I'm starting a cool month long challenge called "NaNoWriMo" (National Novel Writing Month) where I spend the month trying to write a 50,000 word novel! :) I'll be doing this on top of the poems AND live love speak so lets hope I can do it all :) If you want to follow my progress on that you can check out my profile on the official website: http://www.nanowrimo.org/eng/user/708692
I'll also post updates on here, facebook, and twitter, and videos on my youtube channel

High School Crush
Sitting at desks, teacher talks up front.
A sea of eyes focused on the board.
But your attention, not on lessons,
But on the feelings of your heart.
Looking off to the side at someone,
You feel totally in love.
They turn, you look down at the floor.
Walking through the crowded halls,
Past so many different people.
But then that one special someone passes through,
And it’s as if the crowd parts,
Light shines down, making them stand out,
The only person that you can see.
Your heart begins to pound,
Knees weaken, you can’t focus on anything else.
They brush against you, or smile,
And you feel like you might faint.
Their eyes, smile, voice, make you melt.
Is this what true love feels like?
Your first high school crush.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Poem #297

Acrostic timeee :) Check out my newest video about NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). Anyone participating? :)

RECOLLECTION
Remember these events of the past.
Every little fact seems to be coming back.
Counting the number of memories I forgot,
Only to realize it all escaped my mind.
Letting the memories flow freely in my mind.
Losing myself in the fond thoughts.
Everything else disappears.
Collecting all of the moments together.
To think that things use to be this way.
I really wish I could live it once more,
One time, to experience those feelings.
Never going to tire of this,
RECOLLECTION

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Poem #296

Hey everybody :)
So glad the week is almost over. I don't know about you guys but I feel like this week has been extra long! Not really sure why though. All I know is, tomorrow night, I'm gonna be the laziest person on the face of the planet! haha :)

Holding Onto The Past
You can't leave it alone,
Your every thought is about what happened,
You can never keep your mind in the present.
Concentration is difficult when you can't think straight,
Focus on the situation at hand.
Attached to the memories from the past,
You won't let them go, not matter what.
Even the bad memories that haunt you,
You still hold them too.
I can see it is upsetting you, hurting you.
You need help to forget the past years,
To live in the moment, in the present,
And not in moments that you can't change.
It's all over and done with,
None of it matters anymore.
What's done is done, and it will never be different.
So come back to the present,
And stop holding onto the past.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Poem #295

Today's poem is a new acrostic!! :)

EMOTIONAL
Everything, you feel all the emotions,
Mounting up inside, you need to let them out,
Out of your mouth so they don’t drown you.
Time for release never seems to come.
It’s beginning to make you ache,
Only, you keep on holding it back.
Nothing seems right when you feel like this.
All of us feel this way sometimes.
Letting go is what we need to learn.
EMOTIONAL

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Poem #294

Good morning everyone :)
Today's poem is about something very important, telling the truth. We should all tell the truth and if we don't we should know that we have to face to consequences. This poem is based of something that happened to me and a friend that I had once trusted. (video to go with today's poem: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_7JjW4PynU)

The Truth
Telling me things all of the time,
Trying to explain your actions.
Saying why you did that, said those things,
And trying to make yourself look better,
Boosting your popularity is all that matters to you,
So you will say anything you want.
Exaggerating the details of an event,
Or trying to make yourself look innocent.
You won’t let anything get in the way,
Of the good reputation you think you have.
But you are constantly living a lie,
In denial of what you actually did.
You think everyone believes your side of the story,
But we can all see how much you are lying,
And no one will ever be able to believe you.
You are just making things harder for you,
Instead of easier like you think.
If you would just tell the truth,
You could have kept your friendships,
And things could have been different between us.
We might still be talking.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Poem #293

Hey everyone! Happy Monday! :)
Today's new poem definitely ties into the feeling of today (A.K.A. Monday Feeling! haha)

Long Day
It's been a long day,
All work and no play.
I had a short break for lunch,
But I only got a quick little munch.
I feel like I've not slept in over a year.
It seems like I've spent my whole life here.
I'm tired of working, I need to rest.
A few days off would be the best.
The day has been dragging on and on,
And now the sun is completely gone.
As I finish this project, I'm nearing the end.
My ride home is just around the bend.
This is the tale of my long day sorrow.
I finally got home but now it's tomorrow!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Poem #292

Hey Guys! :)
Today's poem is a new acrostic about Movement :) Hope you all enjoy it!

MOVEMENT
Motion throughout the body.
Overpowering other feelings and thoughts.
Very strong, pushing you up.
Energy fills the space around and,
Movement begins to occur.
Every one of us is up and about.
Nothing can stop us or get in the way.
The whole world is full of,
MOVEMENT

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Poem #291

Hey Everybody! :)
Hope you're all having a nice relaxing weekend. I'm kind of going back into posting acrostics every other day :) haha Hope you enjoy today's poem!

ARTISTIC
A work of art so wonderfully designed.
Remembered and passed down through the ages.
Teaching of the way the world is or was.
Intricate lines flowing from the hand.
Starting with an imaginative idea.
The portrayal evokes powerful images.
Incised shapes, delicate details.
Creating beautiful memories for all.
ARTISTIC

Friday, October 22, 2010

Poem #290

Hey guys! Happy Friday :)
I had a break in the day so I thought I get today's poem up a little earlier! :) Hope you all enjoy it! 10 days until 300!! :)

Going Home
Traveling back down the long road,
One I haven't gone down in years.
Turning around, back to where everything began,
Where my whole life started out, the good times,
And when my life began to spiral out of control.
As I take the road back here,
All the memories are dug up in my mind,
Pulled up out of the depths where they hid,
Or at least where I tried to hide them.
Old fights are brought back to life,
Previous scars, wounds open up again,
And scream out in pain.
Aged tears that were dried up,
Have suddenly been refreshed, renewed,
And fall down my cheeks once more.
How can I be going back to a place holding this much pain?
And suddenly, the answer becomes clear.
All the good times, the laughs,
The friendships, love, jokes, stories,
Family gatherings around the table or the fire.
Long nights spent talking together.
And I begin to realize,
I am happy to be going home.



Thursday, October 21, 2010

Poem #289

Acrostic time :)

HYPOCRITE
Hiding from what you know is right,
You do things you tell others not to.
Passing over the rules you set down,
Only following them when it suits you.
Caring only about what’s easiest for you.
Realize that you are contradicting yourself.
Insisting that people do something a certain way.
Talking but not following your own advice.
Everything you are doing makes you a,
HYPOCRITE

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Poem #288

Good Morning everyone :)
Today's poem is up super early as you can tell! I have a lot of free time before classes today so I thought, why not get today's poem up? :) Hope you all enjoy it!

Voice
Speak out, let your voice be heard.
You have so much to say to the world.
Stories to tell, messages to give,
And you can show us who you are.
Let out that voice of yours.
The beautiful sounds, melodies,
Everything that wants to pour from your lips.
Share your gift of speech,
The poetic words that flow through your head,
Those that want to burst free,
The phrases that so desperately need to be shared.
Let it out, let it all out.
Don’t bottle up those words inside.
Express yourself before it’s too late.
Those thoughts and words of yours,
The ones you deemed insignificant,
Those are what we want to hear,
The ones that are so valued.
Don’t be afraid.
Let out your voice.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Poem #287

Heyy everyone! :)
I decided today would be a nice day for a fun rhyme! Today's been a good day :) Hope you've all been having a great day too, and enjoy the poem :)

College
College is where you go to learn.
After eighteen years, it’s finally your turn.
After careful searching you’ll find your school.
When you do, you’ll feel really cool!
It’s exciting on your first day.
And you’ll find out where you’re going to stay.
It takes a while to get use to the masses,
And to find your way to all of your classes.
Working hard to finish your studies.
Going places and hanging out with your buddies.
Sometime your classes can be tough,
And life might feel a little rough.
After graduation you’ll cheer so loud.
You know that you will feel very proud!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Poem #286

hey guys!
Well, after a long day I'm finally home and getting a chance to post up today's poem! :) Hope you all enjoy it!

Electric Hearts
Electric connection between our hearts,
Flowing through our complicated circuitry,
And lighting them up with love.
Sparks fly back and forth.
We can’t keep our love contained.
Electrical current buzzing through me,
Surging through my veins,
Making me feel happier than ever.
Our eyes show so much.
They show the power that runs between us,
Flows in and out of us.
The excitement, the energy we produce,
I feel like we could power the whole world.
It’s you and me, together forever.
We keep alive, keep running,
Because of our electric hearts.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Poem #285

Today I have a new acrostic for you all :) hope you like it!

FEATURES
Features are distinguishing, easily memorable.
Each is different for all people in the world.
A trait is completely unique to you.
The importance is not always immediately realized.
Used to learn more about those around you.
Restates the smaller aspects that aren’t easily found.
Everything that defines who you are, what you look like.
So many different types of,
FEATURES

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Poem #284

Hey Everyone! Hope you've all been enjoying your weekend!
I had to go out really early this morning to school to take PSATs which kind of stinks on a Saturday but they went really well and I got to go to the mall with Liz after!! :) So today wasn't too bad after all :)

Crushed
Smashed into pieces,
Broken up beyond repair.
He hurts inside, all over ache.
She cries out, need help.
Someone needs to help mend the piece,
Pull them back together,
So the pain can stop, hearts can beat.
He’s filled with anger, pain.
She finds it hard to breath.
He fights to get through the day.
She hides up in room, alone.
They keep quiet, stay away from things,
Because they don’t feel strong,
They are hurting, trying to heal,
And they are worn out.
Sick of crying over what happened,
But they can’t stop,
Because they feel crushed.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Poem #283

Good Afternoon everyone :)
Ahhhh there are only 17 more days until 300 poems are up :)

You
You, the one who knows me better than most,
Always helps me to feel better no matter what.
I care about what you think and say,
I value your opinion and advice.
Just having you listen for a moment,
That can help me immensely.
And we always have so much fun hanging out.
But I feel, as the years have gone one,
Like we barely see each other.
Like you no longer care, you don’t want to help,
Even though I try to help you.
You don’t listen to what I have to say anymore,
And you never want to hang out.
Trivial matters have taken you away from me, your family.
I miss the old times, the old you.
I wish we could go back to our young days,
When nothing seemed to be wrong.
Now you are having an amazing time,
But me, someone you cared about, is in trouble.
Hurting, dying inside, needing your help.
And you never seem to notice,
So I keep my mouth shut.
But no matter what,
I will always be here for you.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Poem #282

Hey everyone! :)
Today's poem is a fun rhyme that I decided to write because recently, I've done a lot of baking of my favorite treats :) Hope you enjoy it!!

Holiday Baking
The holidays have arrived, all the family is here,
My favorite part is baking, at this festive time of year.
The smells are so delicious, this time of year is the best.
Baked goods at this time taste better than the rest.
Cookies, cakes, and pies, I love a tasty treat,
Everything we make will taste amazingly sweet.
Keep on cooking, making anything you think,
Will be perfect to go with your favorite drink.
This time is so exciting, I’m having so much fun,
I wish I could keep baking until the day is done.
The family gathers around and they will be taking,
Many of your treats from your holiday baking.
By the end of this, you’ll feel you’ve gained some weight,
But it was all worth it to celebrate this date!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Poem #281

Hey guys!
Today's poem is called "Ashes". I got the idea from a book that I read a few years ago. This poem also, I must admit, talks about one of my greatest fears.

Ashes
Black, charred, piled up around,
Blowing through the cool crisp wind.
They fly around the scene,
Circling around my head,
Then away, into the distance.
I walk around, sifting through the rubble.
Frozen tears well up in the bottoms of my eyes.
As I look at the sadness around me,
My stomach is in knots.
My mind races through all possibilities,
Trying to figure out how it happened.
Did I do something wrong?
Was I the cause of this somehow?
My mind desperately tries to place the blame.
I struggle to grasp the idea of what has happened.
I watch the ashes blow away,
Stolen from the others,
Taken away from everything,
Just as my dreams, hopes, loves were stolen.
Just as the fire took everything away from me.

Check out my youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/AriMackenzieLocastro?feature=mhum for my poem recitation videos and other videos!
And check out http://livelovespeak.com for more of my work and the writing of Marie Brew who I have mentioned in other posts before :)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Poem #280

It's totally time for an acrostic! :)

SADNESS
Sorrow, upset, not feeling yourself.
Angry, betrayed, life is not going your way.
Down, wanting cheering up,
Needing someone to talk to, to help you feel better.
Everything has gone wrong, why can't it be changed?
Sorry that you have to feel like this.
So in need of being happy once again.
SADNESS

Monday, October 11, 2010

Poem #279

Today's my parents anniversary! :) These past few days have been non stop anniversaries!
Just a quick note, some of you may have noticed that I've been making videos of recitations of my poetry :) If you're interested in seeing them, check them out on my Youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/AriMackenzieLocastro?feature=mhum

Summer Romance
Three months of freedom, warm weather,
Lots of time to take a break and relax.
But your heart is far from taking a break.
Out one day and you meet him,
And suddenly, you’re pulled into a whirlwind.
Excitement, love, passion.
These things have been added into your summer.
Emotional, exciting, this is all new,
Never has this happened to you.
You spend the summer together all the time,
Together through thick and thin,
Riding the emotional roller coaster.
Everything is going so fast,
Your mind is spinning,
And you can’t believe the way you feel.
You love him, you truly do.
Spending the summer in each other’s arm,
Barely out of each other’s sight.
You never want this summer to end,
Or this romance,
This summer romance.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Poem #278

Today's been extremely long already and it isn't even half over yet! :0 Luckily, I don't have school tomorrow :) Today is my grandma's anniversary so happy anniversary to her! Wish my grandpa could be here to celebrate it too! We are going to have a fun night tonight!! :)

The Long Road
Life is the longest road of all,
A hard journey, but worth every minute.
Winding all around the place,
Taking you in new directions all the time.
Full of bumps, challenges you must overcome.
Some paths take you the right way,
To smoother, more level ground.
But some paths lead you the wrong way,
Down life’s more rough roads,
Taking you where you don’t want to be.
And sometime you begin to feel tired,
Like you can’t travel any further,
Sitting to the side of the road, waiting.
But you always have friends and family,
To pick you up, dust you off,
Bring you back on to this long road,
And set you back on the best path.
It is easy to get lost in the wide expanse,
But there is always some way to come back,
Get back on track.
Keep following the long road until the end.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Poem #277

Hey guys :)
Hope everyone's having a great weekend! enjoy today's poem :)
Only 22 more days until 300 :)

A New Life
I wish I could start a whole new life,
Be someone different, live differently.
Make it so nothing in my past has happened.
I could live the way I truly want to,
Shape my life into something I’m happy with,
Instead of continuing a life I don’t want.
I could escape my world, my troubles.
Wouldn’t have to deal with all the problems I face.
A new life would be the best thing for me,
Giving me a chance to start over my life,
A life I feel like I have messed up.
A second chance at happiness,
Creating a life that actually has somewhere to go.
I feel like I have messed up.
Like nothing good will come from my life.
I might be able to find my place in the world,
Figure out my purpose.
My life would go in the right direction.
Instead of a steady, uncontrollable ride down hill.
But I can never restart this,
So I’m stuck where I am now.
I can’t start my new life.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Poem #276

Hello people of earth! :) (told ya I'd find a more creative way to say hello!)
I've spent the entire day relaxing writing and its been AWESOME :) This day has produced one new article for livelovespeak.com and......drum roll please.......A NEW ACROSTIC! :) I hope you all enjoy it!


PERSEVERANCE
Persistent, pursuing dreams no matter what.
Every day, working hard to achieve goals.
Requiring the desire to succeed in everything you do.
Successful, not letting anything stop you or slow you down.
Energetic, ready for anything that comes your way.
Very dedicated to each task that must be finished.
Excited about everything coming up each day.
Risking some aspects of your life to do what you want.
Adventurous, adamant about accomplishing it all.
Never giving up or giving in to the pitfalls of life.
Constant wish to learn more, work harder.
Everyone wants to have the ability for,
PERSEVERANCE

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Poem #275

Hello! :) hope everyone's having a pleasant day!
I don;t know if it's just me but this week has felt endless! I'm so glad I have off tomorrow. So this poem is appropriate to the way this week has made a lot of us feel!

Worn Out
Tired of the daily stress,
It's taking too much of a toll on me.
The arguments, disagreements, yelling,
It's all way too much for me,
It’s beginning to wear me out.
I'm not who I use to be,
Can't be who I really should,
Because I'm too worn out to try, to care.
I use to find so much fun in the world,
But I no longer enjoy things as I did.
My life has become monotonous,
Repetitive, way too routine.
Nothing new comes my way, no interesting things,
Just the same old activities, chores.
I wish I could find something new, some fun,
Something to spice up my life.
It has completely run its course, stuck in a rut.
I need change, happiness, new experiences,
Because I, my life, is worn out.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Poem #274

Hello! (I need to think of a more creative way to say hi....)
Thankfully, my day has been a lot better than yesterday. I hope you are all having a great week and enjoying the last few poems. Today, I have another acrostic for all of you :)

FRUSTRATION
Fed up, pushed to the limit.
Ready to give up, give in.
Upset, can’t take anymore of this.
Starting to give up, stop trying.
Too hard to finish, can’t do it anymore.
Rage builds up inside of you.
Angry, sick of never getting it right.
Tried as hard as you can but,
It’s not worth the stress, the tears.
Ongoing, you can’t get it to stop.
Never going to get rid of this,
FRUSTRATION

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Poem #273

Hi everyone! :)
Today's been an icky day so far and it's not even over yet :( So I thought that I should write a cheerful fun rhyme to make it a bit better :) I also have to admit, this poem is wishful thinking on my part! haha :) Enjoy!

Last Day of School
Finally the year is done,
It’s time to relax and have some fun.
Summer, at long last, is here.
Time to jump around and cheer.
Sleeping in, staying up late,
Going out with someone on a date.
Having sleepovers with all of your friends.
Hoping the good times never end.
Each passing day keeps growing longer,
And the feeling of happiness is growing stronger.
When the day comes to an end, students rush out the door,
Acting as if this has never happened before.
Summer vacation has finally begun,
So throw a party and invite everyone.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Poem #272

Hey Guys! Hope you're all having a great beginning to the week......well as good as any Monday can be! haha :)
So today I thought I would do a happy poem about a very exciting event to brighten the day :)

A Wedding
A day full of joy, excitement, happiness.
A life changing event never forgotten.
Family and friends, those you love,
Brought together, all in one place,
And watching with tears of joy in their eyes.
You’ve never felt so happy in your life,
And the happiness is spread to everyone around,
Contagious, easy to catch.
The thoughts rush through your mind,
Soon you will be with the one you love.
You want this day to be beautiful, perfect.
A celebration of life and love,
A ritual, ceremony, bonding two souls.
Two people making the commitment of a lifetime,
Something that might have made you nervous.
But now that the day has arrived,
And everyone has gathered together,
The happiness, excitement, and love sets in,
And you know you are ready,
To be together with the one you love,
Forever.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Poem #271

It's acrostic time! :)

SCULPTURE
Standing there, a work of art,
Chiseled features, delicate carvings,
Underlining the important aspects.
Letting us experience the beauty of art.
Piece of history, displaying the earlier times.
Telling a story, bringing it to life for all onlookers.
Used to learn important parts of history.
Restoring the images of significant events or people.
Everlasting depiction of the past.
SCULPTURE

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Poem #270

Hey Everyone :)
Today's poem is called Glass House. It is basically about celebrity life and how it's hard for them to keep everything private. It's like everything they do is know by everyone, everything is out in the open. But the glass house is also a symbol of something else. See if you can tell what it is :)

Glass House
Living in a house made entirely of glass,
Window everywhere you go.
Feeling as though you are on display,
Because the whole world seems to know about you.
Nothing can ever be kept a secret,
Everyone can always see what is going on.
You wish to get away from it all,
Wanting some privacy more than anything.
Trying to run but they always catch up.
And there is so much you don’t know.
Tensions run high in the house,
Fighting begins to take over your lives,
As you all try to stay private, stay away.
The household threatens to break,
Shatter apart into a million pieces.
Tip-toeing around as to not damage the glass,
To not send a crack through the foundation,
Bringing everything tumbling down.
And the world watches your struggles,
Knows every detail of what’s going on,
Because of the glass house.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Poem #269

Happy October everyone!! :)
Here is the official first poem of October!!!! :) Hope you all enjoy it!


Just Want To Run
I really just want to run,
Get away, as far as possible, from here.
I’m so tired of the stresses of each day,
Because they just keep getting worse.
I’m sick of the fighting, the hate,
The drama between everyone I know,
The endless amount of grudges they hold,
And how I keep getting pulled into the middle.
I want to run away from the attention,
Bad attention and complaints from those I know.
Escaping all of this would be amazing.
It’s all beginning to wear on me, hurt my heart,
And I wish to find some peace.
Why can’t I just run away from life?
I need to leave before I burst,
Need some relief, hope for my future.
I feel pressured, boxed in.
But I can’t do anything about it,
So I keep thinking, every day,
I just want to run.