Posts Tagged ‘recovery’

“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

“To the Bottom and Back”
completed on 2.11.13

i see the shock of losing her
in every destructive choice i made
everything i believed in bleeding out
a wounded heart desperate to heal

i drowned out every symptom
hoped the thrill of a new love
would wash out a loss i could not bear
embedded interest in their eyes
romanticized and always untrue

i cut corners, i got lost
i let my soul pay the cost
i didn’t let my heart pause
to deal with the underlying cause

emptiness expanded over
a tower’s shaky base
settled for any pieces close to me
forced fits fighting to stay upright

i cut corners, i got lost
i let my heart pay the cost
now that i survived the storm cloud
it’s finally time to make her proud

“Silhouette”

Posted: November 7, 2009 in Lyrics, Poem
Tags: , , ,

“Silhouette”

put down the glass
it’s not like you need it to feel alive
everyone’s just looking for an escape
but it’s not the safety net that will save you

a kaleidoscope of bottles
everyone of them deceptive in their intent
marketed to extravagance
but will leave you a shadow of who you used to be
you’ve got to shake off that addiction

so reach down, down deep to what makes you happy
the emptiness in your soul can’t be filled by another bottle
take a deep breath and one sober step forward
you can let it go

life’s more than the blurred visions and temporary highs
so reach out – past the crowded bars and drunken masses
grab my hand
i know I can save you
because I once was you