© 2019 by JERRY GIVENS

Burning at Both Ends

October 23, 2015

 

BURNING AT BOTH ENDS

 

I wish I could be angry but I can't
There's no point in chasing shadows with a lamp
And every single sigh
And every wonder why
Solidified our case

 

We never meant to rush in this quick
And we ran out of gas before we left this city
And no one ever saw
The line we should've drawn
As we passed away

 

No one could've told us that in time
There would come a day I'd leave your side
With my convictions taut as pulling thread
And snap at both ends leaving only a sense of dread
As I packed your things I sighed

I never even felt the urge to cry

 

Late into the nights we both would sit
Like a candle at both ends we burned up quick
We saw the flame grow ever bright
It cast out fear that fed the night

But extinguished just as soon

 

No one could've told us that in time
There would come a day I'd leave your side
With my convictions taut as pulling thread
And snap at both ends leaving only a sense of dread

As I packed your things I sighed
I never even felt the urge to cry

 

I would lay awake and sulk myself
Wishing I could wake you to join in my hell
But this is not your fault
And this is not my fault
But we had to end

 

No one could've told us that in time
There would come a day I'd leave your side
With my convictions taut as pulling thread
And snap at both ends leaving only a sense of dread
As I packed your things I sighed
I wish I'd even felt the urge to cry
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