Fortune favors the bold
but how unfortunate for you
that boldness destroys
every single thing you do.

Tomorrow cannot bring
what today could not
when broken promises
are the only thing you’ve got.

Life can beat you down
and love can lift you up
but only you can decide
how full or empty is your cup.

© Autumn Siders 2014


I try so hard to control
every little detail of life,
a distraction so divine,
that I forget to live.
I want to let go,
I want to be free
but it’s the details
that hold control of me.

I try so hard to forgive
those who cannot live
up to my expectations.

But no matter what,
a part of me always
pities the way
mere mortals live.

© Autumn Siders 2009


Thump, thump, thump.
The monsters are coming.
You can run, you can hide,
you can scream
but not a thing
can wake you from
this dream.

Bang, bang, bang.
The shots are close.
You can zig, you can zag,
you can duck
but bullets
don’t care about
a thing called luck.

Thump, thump, thump.
Your heart still beats.
You can live, you can love,
you can be
but the stakes
are high
and never free.

© Autumn Siders 2016


You took a piece of my heart
the day that you died
and it’s not like it can grow back.
Just like it’s impossible for you
to come back.

I won’t be the same.
I can’t be the same.
My heart will always
miss a beat
whenever I think
about how I will never
see you again.

© Autumn Siders 2017


Happiness was never for me
as it seemed to be for you.
But I guess sometimes
we make believe what isn’t true.

I knew that smile on your face
was more a symbol,
a way to hide your disgrace.

Still, the world only saw
what they needed to see.
They missed that happiness
eluded you as well as me.

© Autumn Siders 2017