Tighten my grip

photo by Rankin

As the sun begins to set
And another day is winding down
I still cant seem to forget
The love that I found.

Every day is meant to get easier
But every fine detail still recurring in my head
Devastated I'm not the one to please her
Feeling so replaced, lifeless, dead.

As the sun begins to rise
My heart still twisted and severed
I still cant seem to tame the cries
Yet another struggle lay ahead.

I cry, I yell, I hurt, I yearn
As I adapt to this healing procedure
Realizing with pain comes a lesson learnt
Soon you will be a case of amnesia

Every day my grip is tightening
From drowning in my sorrows
Your absence becoming less frightening
Knowing a better day will come tomorrow!

by Kelly

Once Again

photo by Zena Holloway

I promised myself I'd never fall once more,
The look in his eye I would just ignore.
I tried not to notice the gentle way he touched my skin,
My heart, I knew, I would not let him win.
Then something happened, and I finally let go,
I let him love me, and loved him more than he'll ever know.
Once it just took his smile to warm my heart,
And never could I imagine us being apart.
He showed me how love was meant to be,
And truly he meant everything to me.
I'm not sure when things started to go wrong,
I thought we could get through, If only I was strong.
But somehow everything I said was never quite right,
Never could I make him listen, though I tried with all my might.
He would just keep drinking, no matter how I cried,
And say he did not care if our love lived or died.
I vowed I would stay by his side forever,
No matter what happened, I would leave him never.
I stood by and watched him waste away,
I tried to stop him, but there was nothing I could say.
I finally realized there was nothing I could do,
And I knew our relationship was really through.
I said good- bye and walked to the door,
As he watched me go, his bottle hit the floor.
For the first time ever I watched a tear cross his eye,
He looked at me and asked, "Why can't you try? "
I walked away that day, promising, once again,
Never will I let anyone break my heart, once again.

by Jennie Henry