“3 a.m. & Heartbreak” by Cortney Joseph

The thought of you leaves a taste in my mouth so bitter when I dare to speak your name. Yet, sweet memories of time passed leave my confused heart aching to see you come running at my call. I wish I could hate you with all the strength I’ve been gaining to be free of… Read More

“Admirer’ by Cortney Joseph

I was just thinking about you. Kinda wondering if I danced in one of your thoughts, or two. Or maybe if you dreamed of me on at night, possibly a few. Thinking on how these knots in my stomach would twist if you knew… That I’ve loved you for life, indeed… I do. Hoping that… Read More

6 Poetry Collections by Cortney Joseph, available now.

All six of my poetry collections, with prices ranging from $5-$8 are available for sale now on Amazon. Check the following links to grab your copies. Undefined : Thoughts Of A Young Poet Ways To Grow Searching : The Prelude All In My Mind Before The Sunshine After The Rain Be sure to leave a… Read More

“Attempt Ten” by Cortney Joseph

I swallowed a bottle full, Just to see if I would make it through. Just to see if I’d be born anew, Just to see if other’s tears would be many or few.   I woke in the same hell of days before, Pain and strife leaving my heart torn, Still drowning in a sea… Read More

“Lonely Blues” by Cortney Joseph

I’ve grown so comfortable in my loneliness, I’ve come to expect feelings of sadness & nothing less. I’ve come to expect not a care from the world. Come to accept the life of an unloved girl. I’ve perfected smiles that are hardly true. I’ve settled in my life of lows and blues.   _________ Follow http://instagram.com/writtenbycort… Read More

“Y.G.M.F.U.” by Cortney Joseph

Perhaps I’m not what you expected. Perhaps you’ve gathered the wrong impression. Maybe I’ve left out something that has left you conflicted. Let me say it now, let’s call it a little confession. I don’t kiss ass. I will not dumb myself down. Bullshit gets no pass. I won’t be forced to smile if I… Read More

“I Believed” by Cortney Joseph

All because I believed I could, I flew far beyond my wildest dreams, And conquered a world I’d once feared.   All because I believed I could, I pushed myself far beyond my limits, And paved a way for me to Exceed far beyond my imagination.   I believed I could, And I did.