Explore
Sign Up
Login
June 26, 2020
East Windsor, United States

We come in different colors
But we are all one.
We are the happiest people
On the planet, it’s been said.
Why?
Because we give what we get.
We can’t waste time hatin.
We love everyone.
Mi casa tu casa.
My house your house.
Boricua baby!

Debbie O Bottled up Feelings

BE YOURSELF
Thumb_1573268500
PO#621826
0
0
June 26, 2020
East Windsor, United States

Love me for myself.
Open your heart and love me.
Don’t make skin a barrier.

A haiku for u

Debbie O Bottled up Feelings

WRITING IS LIFE
Thumb_1573268500
PO#621826
0
0
June 26, 2020
East Windsor, United States

I wake in the dark
With this heaviness
Like a storm
About to brew
Perhaps it was
What could have been
Perhaps it was my last chance
But I know...
It’s gone
I feel it’s departure
And Elvis has left the building

Debbie O Bottled up Feelings

ART OF WRITING
Thumb_1573268500
PO#621826
0
0
June 9, 2020
 

They’ll never be another tree like you.
I played at your feet
And climbed you,
Knew every marking
And nook on you.
I played with ants
And played red light,
Green light too.
We used you as our tag tree and we hid behind you too.
U gave me shade
On a hot sunny day
The trees in my yard
Are unknown to me now
But you were my companion, a stout silent
Partner in my fantasies.
I miss you great tree...
Wonder if you’re still there.

Debbie O Bottled up feelings.

PAINTED LOGO
Thumb_1573268500
PO#621826
0
0
June 3, 2020
 

We are poetry.
Some of us are sonnets
With twists and turns
That seem to have no end
Some will get bored
After reading for so long
But please...
Read on.
There are parts you need to know.
There are things you need to feel.
Don’t give up on them so quick.

Debbie O Bottled up feelings

BE BOLD
Thumb_1573268500
PO#621826
2
0
May 30, 2020
East Windsor, United States

My mother used to sing a song to me in Spanish when I was a kid
About angels
It was a favorite singer of hers
And the song said
Angels are black too
I met one in Penn Station one day
He told me
Don’t let anyone take your joy away
Then walked away
I always cried
When she sang that song
Cause my soul knew
There would be people
Who would never understand....
We are one.

Debbie O Bottled Up Feelings

SIMPLICITY DAY
Thumb_1573268500
PO#621826
0
0
May 18, 2020
East Windsor, United States

Coffee is so bittersweet.
Like the way the sweetness
Accentuates the austere.
Much like life.
Learn to like the bitter.
Embrace it and add
A little sugar.

Debbie O Bottled up Feelings

IT'S FINE
Thumb_1573268500
PO#621826
2
0
May 7, 2020
East Windsor, United States

Silent gardens
Bring me no joy.
I want to sit in the sun
And sing.
I want to be in love
And hear songbirds
Sing me love songs
In the gentle breeze.

Debbie O Bottled up Feelings

SIMPLICITY DAY
Thumb_1573268500
PO#621826
0
0
May 6, 2020
East Windsor, United States

I would write you a poem
But you don’t believe in poetry.
I would give you my heart
But you don’t believe in love.
I would be there for you
But you’d rather be alone.
I would take your hand
If you would only take mine.

Debbie O Bottled up Feelings

SIMPLICITY DAY
Thumb_1573268500
PO#621826
4
0
May 5, 2020
East Windsor, United States

Words spoken
And hearts broken
And things left unopened
Silence fills me
When not saying anything
Is saying everything

Debbie O Bottled up Feelings

SIMPLICITY DAY
Thumb_1573268500
PO#621826
2
0
May 5, 2020
East Windsor, United States

How can I write about hope
When I don’t have any?
I will make up words
That sound pretty
And cry fake tears of joy.
I will pretend hopefulness
And await happiness
That neigh will come.

Debbie O Bottled Up Feelings

IT'S FINE
Thumb_1573268500
PO#621826
2
0
April 15, 2020
East Windsor, United States

I have been socially distant
Long before it became
The thing you must do...
The new you.
I’ve always been a lone wolf
Howling to the moon.
I’ve no place amongst them...
People.

Debbie O Bottled up Feelings

SIMPLICITY DAY
Thumb_1573268500
PO#621826
4
0
April 11, 2020
East Windsor, United States

We fall in love
With our idea
Of how love will be.
We fall in love so singularly.
We fall in love
And expect that person
To feel the same way too.
Expectations rise then fall.
We wonder where
We went wrong.
Perhaps it was the lie
We told ourselves.
       Debbie O
     Bottled up Feelings

SIMPLICITY DAY
Thumb_1573268500
PO#621826
0
0
April 8, 2020
East Windsor, United States

Your photo
A millisecond in time
So sublime
To see a little slice of you
Recorded in time

Debbie O Bottled up Feelings  

SIMPLICITY DAY
Thumb_1573268500
PO#621826
0
0
April 8, 2020
East Windsor, United States

Time stands still
When you look into the eyes
Of your lover
When you are looking at a sunset
When you are looking at the ocean
And when you are engrossed
In deep conversation.
Time stands still
When you are waiting for an answer
When you have to make a hard
Decision
When you must leave
But don’t want to
And when you loose someone
You love.

Debbie O Bottled up Feelings

SIMPLICITY DAY
Thumb_1573268500
PO#621826
0
0
March 21, 2020
East Windsor, United States

Music fill my ears
And my heart
Take me to another place.
Let me feel each note.
Let me feel the rhythm
Of the drum.
Let me dance with no remorse.
Music fill my soul.

Debbie O Bottled up Feelings

SIMPLICITY DAY
Thumb_1573268500
PO#621826
0
0
March 20, 2020
East Windsor, United States

Every flower that gently blooms
Reminds me that they are restored
And born anew every season.
Don’t fret
We will flower once again.

Debbie O Bottled up Feelings

SIMPLICITY DAY
Thumb_1573268500
PO#621826
0
0
March 20, 2020
East Windsor, United States

You don’t hear a sound.
Not even the birds sing.
An eerie silence permeates about.
Pestilence wreaks and fear abounds.
Help us Lord to come around.

Debbie O Bottled Up Feelings

SIMPLICITY DAY
Thumb_1573268500
PO#621826
0
0
March 13, 2020
East Windsor, United States

Where would we be in this world
If it wasn’t for the poets
And the dreamers?
We would never find them
In the grey.
They are what give us life
And make this life bearable.
They are what make us laugh
And cry.

Debbie O Bottled up Feelings

SIMPLICITY DAY
Thumb_1573268500
PO#621826
2
0
March 12, 2020
East Windsor, United States

  
Im getting cabin fever
But there’s no where to go
No where to run
I can’t stand being here
I can’t stand the ruin of my heart
Save me
I call
But no one answers
No one comes

Debbie O Bottled up Feelings

SIMPLICITY DAY
Thumb_1573268500
PO#621826
5
0
March 12, 2020
East Windsor, United States

This love consumes me.
It gives me fever.
Fever that I can’t control.
When you’re near
I get so elated...
I can’t breathe.
I know this will kill me in the end
But I can’t stay away.
Consume me and take my strength
In your embrace...
You are like a virus
That takes my breath away.

Debbie O Bottled up Feelings

SIMPLICITY DAY
Thumb_1573268500
PO#621826
0
0
February 29, 2020
East Windsor, United States

I got miles on me
And whoever looks at me
Thinks I got a Mary Poppins face
Cause I hide it well
And they can’t see I been around
If I keep quiet
They’ll never know
But when I open my mouth
It all comes spilling out.

Debbie O Bottled up Feelings

SIMPLICITY DAY
Thumb_1573268500
PO#621826
0
0
February 14, 2020
East Windsor, United States

Can I say I’m ugly
Because no one ever told me
Im pretty?
Why do I have to feel that way
Just because you never saw me?
Why do I have to feel unloved
Because you don’t love me?
Why can’t I love myself?
Questions I ask myself
In the dark.

Debbie O Bottled up Feelings

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY 2020
Thumb_1573268500
PO#621826
0
0
February 14, 2020
East Windsor, United States

Im so strong it scares me.
It’s been hard
But  the blows have taught me,
Silence has taught me
And the solitude too.
I finally learned
What we all must;
That in the end
It’s only you and God.

Debbie O Bottled up Feelings

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY 2020
Thumb_1573268500
PO#621826
0
0
February 13, 2020
East Windsor, United States

You’ve made it clear
You just use me
I don’t know
What I’m doing here
But I can’t stand
The way I feel
When you’re not near
So I let you
Knowing full well
I’ll pay the price
On nights like these
Oh but when you pretend
It feels so real
And it fills me
Lie to me

Debbie O Bottled up Feelings

NAJWA ZEBIAN
Thumb_1573268500
PO#621826
0
0
February 7, 2020
East Windsor, United States

I’m hopeful
Even after all these years.
I still think
Good times are around the corner.
So, I wait.
I have been waiting all my life.
Giving up is foreign to me.
I’ll never give up
Cause hope springs eternal
And the best
Is yet to come.

Debbie O Bottled Up Feelings

JUST LOVE
Thumb_1573268500
PO#621826
0
0
January 25, 2020
East Windsor, United States

God is Santa Claus
And childhood joy.
God is looking into a baby’s eyes.
God is warmth and comfort.
God is love and God is cozy.
How can I not love him?

Debbie O Bottled up Feelings

ORIGINAL
Thumb_1573268500
PO#621826
0
0
January 25, 2020
East Windsor, United States

The rain falls
Like little diamonds
From the sky
So bright... so beautiful
Like poetry in motion
Wash me rain
And I will be clean
Rain comes from God
To cleanse the soul

Debbie O Bottled up Feelings

MLK DAY
Thumb_1573268500
PO#621826
0
0
January 18, 2020
East Windsor, United States

I’m so lonely and it’s hard to continue
And I want to end
But something inside me
Won’t let me go.
So I go on...
On the brink of something new
Pure hope
Of something new.
But I’ve been waiting
Since I can remember
Full of hope
But nothing comes.
I’m a flower fading...
I’m a flower crushed
A long time ago...
Lost.

Debbie O Bottled up Feelings

A HAPPY NEW YEAR
Thumb_1573268500
PO#621826
0
0
January 18, 2020
 

They say money is a wonderful
Servant
But a terrible master
And that’s true when you live
For the dollar
And when that dollar matters more, and those you hold dear
Are the Ben Franklins and the Grants.
You look around
But there’s no one there
And when you’re scared,
All you have is a sweaty,crumpled bill
In your hand.

Debbie O Bottled up Feelings

A HAPPY NEW YEAR
Thumb_1573268500
PO#621826
0
0