Thomas Reid…five poems.

These five short poems are by Thomas Reid. Thomas is a guitar teacher in East Tennessee. Currently, he is working on an album of original songs to be released through the Highland label.There is a description below before the poems.


This collection of poems comes from where many artists find inspiration: heartbreak. Some of these poems were written a long time ago, others not. However, they all share an overarching narrative. The goal of these poems was to honestly and genuinely convey the feelings of grief when losing someone you care about. Through this honesty and reflecting on the past, we grow and become stronger versions of our past selves.


Thomas Reid



Moments of Us


Let’s sit together.

Talk about things that don’t matter,

Talk about our lives,

And the dreams we chase after.


Let’s drive far away.

With the windows rolled down.

Singing bad karaoke,

Laughing so we’ll never again frown.


Let’s drink coffee,

Play like we’re adults,

Tell inappropriate jokes,

And dodge life’s poor results.


Let’s laugh until we cry,

See our lives through the same lens.

Wrap ourselves in each other’s arms,

And pray that tonight never ends.





Lock me away.

Stab me with your pins.

Taunt me with your smile.

Your sick ignorance makes me grin.


Your beauty poisons my bitterness.

You make me laugh.

I’m shocked by your peace.

I’m not even half.


I’m a liar.

No doctor can heal.

I forfeit myself in this mire.

I will never kneel.


Run from me.

I’ll break your joyful spirit.

I’m a torrid infection.

Screaming where none can hear it.


You are too perfect.






Break both my arms.

If it will please you.

My legs can still run.

I will appease you.

If I stop running

Ground crumbles beneath me.

Steal both my lungs

Please don’t leave me.


Your lighthouse eyes

Peer into my soul.

If they ever burn out.

I’ll never be whole.


Lost at sea until I perish.

Looking for a sign of something garish.


Sink my ship.

Stop my heart.

Don’t let me drift away.

Don’t let us part.




I lost.


You’re truly happy.

Your expression of joy is unmatched.

Life now so neon.

The cage on your heart unlatched.


In his arms you now find comfort.

From his eyes, understanding.

Your head filled with riddles.

Your heart never landing.


Together you cast a brighter shadow.

Together, there is no more scorn.

You are truly happy with him.

I’ll just sit here, watch and mourn.




I’m afraid.


Captured and alone.

A sea of pheromones.

Blowing air so cold.

To torch my hollow soul.


An album full of regrets.

Time I should have spent.

Every moment that was left.

Washed away with the rest.


The masquerade of masochists.

Snapping of battered wrists.

Not long before the hiss.

That reverbs your taunting kiss.

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