Tuck it Away

What’s left inside me?
You’d think I’d know
As the past surrounds
And puts on some kind of show
The doubt inside
Lives right through my eyes
You’d think I’d hide
It’s among the list, I’ve tried

I’m a break, I’m a crack, I run along the seam
I’m the scar of a time where you look away
Just what am I?
I’m a noose, I’m an end to a bitter race
I’m a pain you can’t live
That you can’t seem to face
I’m the path you can’t see that is meant to be
Everything in between is so much more to me

You can’t place a label
You can’t understand
The me that is me, a thing without a plan
The fading undertow that lives inside
The pressure of a time I could only hide

I’m a loss, I’m a nail left in the wall
I’m defeated hopes that continue to crawl
I’m the peace of a time left hanging there
I’m the taste of a time dosed with despair
The ignite of a loss beyond repair

I’m the night, I’m the sky, I’m the living lie
The loss that brings life to a brand new high
I’m the grin, I’m the wall, I’m the breaking bone
I’m the chime that reminds I’m all alone
I’m the sign of a time of what use to be
I’m the flag of tag of misery

As I let it all in, I let it all go
Without a place to be
Or place to know
The pain burrows in, scars to my skin
I taste the loss of what’s not meant to be
Although it meant the world to me

I sweep it all in stride, one with the night
And feel the wind tuck it away

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Pride

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Title: Pride 

The cold shoots through my eyes
The world bends in this pretend
The things I thought I knew
Gave a grin and ran me through

With this blade in my back
I watch it all fade to black
The tarnished void rests inside
The fragments of a living lie

A taste of sorrow, a dash of care
Resentment in the form of prayer

The bruise inside intensifies
Left with myself to confide
The words laced to my veins
A spread of visions bathed in pain

The ghost inside without a name
The thing not meant to be
The yesterday, the scar that’s me
Awaits a breath, no longer me

Trace the jagged, broken road
The me you’ll never get to know

The cracks beneath my feet
Bury whispers of a need
The figure walks, incomplete
And blends with bleeding hopes

The dreams he’ll never know
The places he will never go
To spare himself from tasting loss
Just one last time

Down the tunnel in my eyes
The end where all the secrets hide
The curtains of a broken vow
The person left behind til’ now

Each breath may fill with pain
Met with a world that’s not the same

Yet he will face it as he bleeds
And bring the world to its knees
With each breath laced with fate
He will match with beating hate

With each blow to knock him down
He will rise up from the ground
As the wounds are stitched inside
A pulse will grow and live with pride

Fading Promise

The flood inside my heart
Is causing it to drown
For every bitter truth
A broken part of me is found

The chip that’s on my shoulder
A trace of inner wound
The time that lasts forever
And the end that came too soon

The nightmares that I’m seeing
Are all that I’m believing

The shred of hope behind my eyes
Can’t cure the cold that rests inside
With every breath, a broken vow
A step toward where I’m standing now

And the whisper, a foreign call
Saying how I’ve lost it all

Id spill my feelings to the floor
They rest inside, an open sore
Yet I am bound, forgotten now
The memory without a sound

The cold that’s perched on the mind
The peace that’s never there to find
The hope that leads to days decay
And the things we can’t forget

The fading promise
Of everything that couldn’t be

Time

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Title: Time

The rot of time inside
Decays with every breath
It breaks into an ash
Until there’s nothing left

As the sorrow settles still
And rests inside the day
Captured by the words
I never got to say

The taint that’s on my lips
The prayer dead inside
The weight of everything
Lost inside my eyes

Take a breath to see
The loss inside of me
The ghost of yesterday
And all that I can’t be

The stories in my skin
The forecast of my soul
The storm that burns within
The life that’s lost control

For words that never touch the air
Forever fuel my own despair
Take my hand and listen
I need something to believe in

Ghost

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Title: Ghost 

Craft a tear
Place it somewhere near
Let it drift away
A touch of heart
To the story told
Lived out through the day

I watched hope decay
No words to say
Just the clench beneath the skin
The ache within
A taint of sin
With all that couldn’t be

Take my heart
Rip it apart
Hang it black and blue
Let it swing
In melody
With all I couldn’t do

The scars that trace
Lived through my face
Behind eyes that are lost
Taste despair
The loss of care
And the person left behind

Somewhere here
Somewhere near
Left behind a smile

The bits of me
What I can’t be
The life that I no longer see

The ghost of hate inside
And the loss of all that mattered