The trees are all bent,
The wind is howling over,
The storm is yet to come,
But the damage is already done.
I offer you peace but you give me conflict,
I bleed my heart out, but yours is running dry,
The battle cry hasn’t been given yet,
But your guard is already up.
The soldiers are ready,
The Cavalry is on guard,
The war hasn’t started yet,
But the bloodshed is already done.
Darling, I never meant to start a war.
But now I’m going to end it.
If love is a battlefield, darling
Then, I’m already dead.
You thought we could be friends
After all that we’ve been through.
But I need to survive,
So how could I ever betray myself and befriend you?
To be chosen
Is the greatest gift
And yet we don’t choose ourselves
Meal for one, memories of two,
Relentless thoughts and a longing for you.
Grief my constant is weighing me down,
I smile and laugh, but I wear a thorny crown.
Standing on the shore I wave you goodbye,
The ship has been wrecked and so have I.
How long will you continue holding on to the burning embers of something you loved?
You’ve burnt your hands enough, and now there’s just a small part of your heart left.
Let it go, drop it now.
It’s not worth burning for someone who has no intention of dousing the fire.
You’re standing still,
On waters that don’t seem to move.
Not a wave, not a ripple.
You hold your breath and close your eyes,
You wake up to find you haven’t moved.
Not an inch, definitely not by a mile.
It is in still waters that you learn,
What you’re truly capable of.
To grow, to get stronger and to surrender.
It is when you’re stranded that you will know,
You have no control over life.
So don’t hold on to it so hard, breathe and maybe let it go.
I came back home
Tired and defeated,
With two packages in hand,
My heart and my bruised ego.
The ego was my doing,
The heart I gave to you for safe keeping.
It slipped from your beautiful fingers several times,
But this time it broke before you could grasp it.
So that’s that.
I came home with two packages in hand.
One was my doing.
The other was yours.
If I had to explain it,
Despite my hesitance to do so,
I’d tell you that it was the saddest decision I made.
We were right there.
We were us.
Now we’re not.