Posts Tagged ‘poetry’

“Quite the Journey” performed by the amazing Alissa Beyer.
Lyrics from “I Will Get Back to You”.

“I Will Get Back To You”
written on 3.30.17

and you got swept away
didn’t know what to do or say
but now i’ve found my oars
to finally set sail back to the shores

this will be quite the journey
not something i can do alone
but this time i’ve found the one
who can help me get it done
she’s the wind feeding my sails

i still have cracks throughout my hull
the result of all my grieving
but this time i’m not sinking
i’ve found the hope in my thinking

you built the compass inside me
taught me how to navigate the sea
you gave me the strength to chart the course
through all life’s storms and force
no waves to keep me from feeling free

and i know where you are headed
’cause you believed fearlessly
i’ll ride the waves through all life’s struggles
leaving behind all my troubles

“Inhale/Exhale”
completed on 2.26.17

sometimes this life can be so rough
like sandpaper tearing
the skin right off of me
open wounds and an open heart

the sadness falling
saline rolling down my cheek
the weight of life’s responsibilities
crushing all my dreams
give me relief, throw me anything

sometimes life’s expectations
a rope slipping, a rope tightening
the lifeline in your embrace
your breath, the air my lungs need
the sunshine your love feeds me

this life can be so rough
pins and needles and heartache
but i’ll keep on fighting
’cause your love gave me a heartbeat
your love a reason to breathe
your love pushed life into me

“It All Comes Back To You”
completed on 11.26.13

you were swept away
i kept my tears at bay
i thought i’d live a life without you
but that was so untrue

i never grasped the darkness
thought i had found the light
looked at life as if i knew
but it all comes back to you

i didn’t want to cry
i didn’t think i’d have to try
didn’t want to face the truth
you’d only be there in my youth

it’s like the cut of a knife
i taste the brevity of life
it’s a mountain i can’t quite climb
to give her a little more time

i’ve felt the darkness in a sunrise
drank from a glass half empty
surrounded by beautiful things
while i still wait for spring

i miss you with all my might
left without much light
there has to be a silver lining
to make my life defining