Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Everyone Leaves

Everyone leaves, even the tears run
down my face, tracing the paths your fingers once made
leaving no retribution, they wash nothing away.

And yesterday's words pale to emptied intentions
poured out in pages you've crumbled or lost
and your withheld confessions and misplaced affections
are depriving no one but you...

(And these lines that cut so deep,
these scars that are clinging to me,
are the only thing honest
And I'm not afraid of the truth.)

Don't need to drown you down, or search for peace of mind
at the bottom of every empty bottle
not even in the shattered glass is there salvation to be found
though I can't remember the taste of you now...

Soon I'll forget your face,
the touch of your skin, your pale green eyes
and the words that you whisper again in my head
will all be replaced
by broken memories, by unkept promises,
the lessons derived from your poisoned truths,
the unintended lies

Poured myself out for you to see
can't say you don't know what you left behind
Sorry I was too broken for you,
and too content to drag you down with me,
too weak, but too willing to make your demons mine

And after all of this...

And after all is said and done...

Nobody stays,
that's what I told you once
(you were mistaken)
Everyone leaves...
Even the tears run.

6 comments:

Batman said...

My heart goes out to you, Nan. Stay strong.

Leann said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog. You are very wise for 23.

Anonymous said...

reads like lyrics to a song that a lot of people can relate to

Lita said...

I agree with anonymous. Your words are very lyrical. I have read a few more of your posts, you are very talented.

Thank you for stopping by my blog.

Damian said...

You reach deep below the surface and question the unknown - you understand more because you have to know. You are wise for 23 I agree with leann.

Chrissy said...

Nan, yet again, another beautifully painted portrait of your feelings. This poem says a lot to me. I think its because I know exactly where the words were derived from in your life at the moment. A lil dark and sad, but still written in your undoubtedly talented way!!!