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Category: Matthew Henrickson Poetry

I’m Invincible

[ 0 ] September 13, 2011

I’m Invincible
by Matthew Henrickson

I want to thank you.
Thank you for breaking my heart
For breaking me.
Now no one can touch me
I’m Invincible!

No pain can compare to what you’ve done to me
No ‘mistake’ can take me there again
No person will ever be as close
No complete trust in another

Every word spoken, I assume is a lie
Every truth has to be proven first
Every I love you I take with a question mark
Every wound is like a cut, compared to yours

I thank you for taking me to a place…
That I will never allow myself to go again.

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Tortured Heart

[ 0 ] February 18, 2011

Tortured Heart

My words don’t matter
Regardless how they come out
Organized into lines
They mean nothing.
The words can’t describe
How I feel inside

Before I could write about the darkness
The pain, the nightmares, the broken heart
What I feel now, has no words.
Broken hearts can heal
Mine continues to go through that pain
No closure, the same thing everyday.

It’s as if it gets thrown against a wall
Almost to the top, almost over and through
At the last minute it gets ripped down
Hitting everything it can on the way to the bottom
But It doesn’t hit the ground…
Only to be picked and thrown again.

The torture is unbearable..
Having you but not truly
Wanting you but more than you want me
Loving you, and you loving me..
Not enough.

by Matthew Henrickson

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The I’m Sorry Game Poem

[ 0 ] December 27, 2010

The I’m Sorry Game
December 18th, 2010

It was hard to say I was sorry
I did my best to show you
After all I put you through
To prove that my love was true.

Now I feel I need the same
Take some responsibility and blame,
But now it’s your turn to play…
The I’m sorry game.

Prove your love
Go above and beyond
Make me feel like I used to
Way before you were gone

Give me the fight
The effort, the desire
Don’t leave me out in the cold
Bring back the fire.

Ignite what it used to be
Save it for just you and me
After all we’ve been through
I know all I need is you

by Matthew Henrickson

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Pitch Black Night

[ 1 ] August 31, 2010

Pitch Black Night

I thought I was tested enough
To see if our love was real
I went to the deepest and darkest place
Waiting for you
To pull me back

In the light again with you
Completing my heart
Making my life whole
Without you something is missing
The world just isn’t right
Without you,
Everyday is like a Pitch Black Night

I accepted you as you are
Even if it wasn’t perfect
Forgiving you for leaving me that way
For breaking me in half
Now once you have finally made me whole again
You want to take it all away.

by Matthew Henrickson

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Phantom Heart Poem

[ 0 ] August 8, 2010

Phantom Heart

I know I had the real thing once
It belonged to me
I did my best to protect it
Until it escaped me

I didn’t know I lost it right away
The appearance remained to stay
Your phantom heart was there
While your real one left one day

Your phantom heart still beats for me
Or the illusion continues to be
The one that is here right now
Is not real at all, even though it pretends to be

I love you more than love
But my love appears to be blind
If it’s not me you love
And I’m not the one on your mind

Then it’s time to end this race
Because in the game of love
There is no second place

by Matthew Henrickson

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I Can Be

[ 0 ] July 4, 2010

I Can Be…

You don’t know what you want,
which is now my problem
I can be the asshole who treats you like shit
I can be the jerk you want to hit
I can be the dick you love to hate
Or I can be the funny guy on a date

I can be whoever you need
I can be the one who takes the lead
I can be nice and just about you
I can never lie and always be true

Or I can be me
And treat you the way you should be
Knowing the best words to say
The best things to do
Always being there, to take care of you.

I can be your world
I can be all you need
I can be the one
You just have to let me.

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Risking My Heart

[ 0 ] June 23, 2010

Risking My Heart

The idea is nice, until reality sinks in
For you it’s not if, but when
I can only go on so long
With the dream that we belong together
I can’t wait until your ready
I don’t know if you will ever be.
You promise me the world,
That I don’t know if we will ever see.

You ask for time that I’ve already lost
You want to find yourself, at my hearts cost
It’s about you until your ready for me
But how long will it take you to truly see?
You are risking love, you’ve been risking my heart
And you continue to, the longer we are apart.

It’s this life or the next
It’s me or them
It comes down to one decision
It comes down to time
And if in time, you can’t make that decision
It will be made for you.
And we will be lost forever.

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Broken Again

[ 0 ] June 21, 2010

I wanted to write, to get it out. The feelings the words the thoughts. Everything. But it’s so intense and all over the place I can’t get one clear idea out.

I have put everything into being with you. I have worked what felt like forever just so we had something. Something that was OURS. Our own things, our own lives, not being dependent on anyone else but each other. I am finally at that place in my life, and now you aren’t there.

Once again you’ve put yourself over me, while I have sacrificed everything for you. Again you are selfish, only seeing your side. Again you’re lies are your own, while I only have true words for you. It’s not about me, as if it ever was. I can only give you so much before I lose myself, and that’s where I feel I am going. I am lost. The worst part is you don’t even care. Or maybe you do, and everything is just fucked up.

Broken Again

The darkness is back
The battle is over
Our time is up
The game was lost
In the end I paid the cost
My damaged heart, broken again.

I can’t explain the pain I feel
Betrayed can’t be the right word
But one doesn’t exist
I’ve made you my life
And with it taken away
I feel like I have nothing left.

If you are everything and I am nothing,
What do I have now?

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Fork in the Road Poem

[ 1 ] May 21, 2010

fork in the road

Fork in the Road

May 21st, 2010

As we continue on our path
I can no longer guide you
Making your choices isn’t fair to you
And lying to me about what you do
Isn’t fair to me.

This long path we’ve been walking on
No longer makes sense, it hasn’t
I’ve demanded more from you
That you don’t want to give
I’ve given you time
That I didn’t feel I had

Now it’s time for you
To reach that fork in the road
I will be on one side
With open arms, hoping you will join me
My heart wide open, always loving you

On the other side will be your own path
Without me, after so long
Making your own choices, only you to blame

Throughout I can’t be selfish
I want to bring you to that fork in the road
For you to choose for yourself
Regardless of what I feel
I only want,
Your Happiness.
Maybe then, I will find mine.

by Matthew Henrickson

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Losing the Fight Poem

[ 0 ] May 20, 2010


Losing the Fight
May 20th, 2010

Has it been a waste?
A ghost of a past relationship
Before it was just us,
Us against the world
Backed in a corner
Fighting to be heard
Fighting to be taken seriously
Fighting for each other.

But now the fight has turned against me
I no longer have the partner I once had
Now I am fighting against you
Fighting for you
It feels like the match is coming to an end
The bell is going to sound any minute
And in the end
I feel like I am on the losing team.

The taste of blood is in my mouth
I’ve been hit below the belt too many times
My body aches, my heart is bruised
Drenched in sweat
Scars show how I’ve been abused

I don’t want the world,
I don’t need it all
My only wish now
Is for you
To be back in my corner.

By Matthew Henrickson

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