Words that mean it

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I've recently written a collection of poems and I would like it if you would post them on the website. They come in a sort of. . . Book, so you can keep them together. The 'collection' is called: Words that mean it.

Why can’t I not be useless?

Why can't I be bothered?

Why can't I be a rebel?

Why can’t I be a friend?

Why can’t I act normal?

Why can’t I just be who I feel like. The person who wants to take the knife out of the drawer. . .

End it.


One sorry.

Two sorrys.

One sorry more.

If sorry was a word.

I’d say it again.

Once more.



There, gone

Left again

The people you prayed

That would never go

But are then gone.

‘Friends’ is not a word

Then again, it’s not a thing

It’s non - existent

To nobody but the people

Who lost it more than once.


They beg and I say no.

No .

Makes you forget.


I said it. I mean it.


That doesn’t mean I want it.


No, just no.

Just one haiku

This is a haiku

Just to add more effect

I don’t know, not now.


Mathilda on 25 May, 2021

Okay, then that was a mistake, sorry but maybe you know that Cornelia wrote her books in German and there is also this website in German. If you want to visit this site, you can click on the German flag below (there is also a page for Cornelia's Spanish readers ). Yes, and there is also " your stories" in German. And because I asked: there is a story called "No Name" and one author is also called "Arya". Sorry if this was a bit confusing Matti

Arya on 24 May, 2021

Hey Mathilda. No, I have never written a book called "No Name" in my whole life. But plz tell me which website are you talking about. Thanks

Mathilda on 13 May, 2021

Hey, Arya, are you the Arya who wrote "No Name" on the German website? I just wanted to ask... Greetings, Matti

Arya on 26 April, 2021

Really Amazing Collection. Has Cornelia ever written a poetry collection Insa? (That is, if you're reading this)

No, she has not, Arya, but she loves poetry.

Mathilda on 3 March, 2021

WOW! I can't use any words to describe your poems. I couldn't write something that compete with that, even if I want... You use these words like they are some kind of toys - not complicated, but simply beautiful (I know this word is used very often and so it loses some kind of magic, but I MEAN it, really). Please excuse my mistakes, because I don't speak English very well, my mother tongue (is it used like this? I don't know...) German. Dein größter Fan (your biggest Fan), Matti

Taanirika Sharma on 22 February, 2021

Nice poems!

Llilyana on 20 January, 2021

I LOVE THIS!!! So heartfelt and I especially like "If sorry was a word, I'd say it again once more", because sorry is definitely not a word, it is much more.

Tara on 19 January, 2021

The first poem is so me. And also someone I made up so I can have a friend. His name is Zacharias and he doesn’t know who he is

Oola on 30 June, 2020

These poems are incredible and hauntingly beautiful. I can sense a budding Emily Dickinson!

Reihaneh on 19 May, 2020

Good poem

sophia on 14 March, 2020

That was a good poem!

Yui on 11 March, 2020

Thats is a beautiful and sad poem. In a good way

An escape on 1 March, 2020

If the 3rd poem is from experience, I'm confused, because you sound like an epic person and an epic writer - why would "a friend" leave you?

Lunalia on 1 March, 2020

This collection is beautiful and moreover, honest and heartfelt. I hope you are having a wonderful day - this set is quite sad, which makes it all the more alluring