As I came to know the world around
I knew right from the start
No matter how bright the sky
I had a gothic heart.
Rainbow ribbons, white knee highs
Pink shoes with heels that clack
They watched it all change in a flash
From light, to gray, to black.
“Add some color!” they would say
“Your look fills us with dread!”
With a sigh and rolling eyes
I’ll don bits of bright blood red.
Thunderstorms and chilly temps
Made me giggle with delight
As I began befriending things
That go bump in the night.
Never evil, always kind
And greet you with a smile
But ask if you would like to see
Scary movies by the pile.
Skulls - buffed
Dead things - stuffed
Bracelets - spiked
Graveyards - liked
Music loud and full of screams
Makes a bad day disappear
No sweet sugar pop will do
When distortion soothes my ear.
Silver chains and spiderwebs
Believe this vibe is strong
Christmas sales get earlier
But it’s Halloween all year long.
The aesthetic was not just a phase
I’m a happy weirdo
And I am wise enough to realize
Even the sun will cast a shadow.
Paint it black
Paint it all black
Till death do us part
Know that underneath my sunny glaze
Beats a gothic heart.
About the Creator
Gen X writer of published music reviews now putting my fiction, non-fiction & the occasional poem out there. Every piece I write, regardless of genre, is a challenge accepted, and crafted with care and love. Sit a spell & enjoy!