Sunday, March 5, 2017

The Monster Within You

What a fine afternoon together
At least it would be fine if you were
But just when the sky couldn't be any clearer
The clouds begin to darken and thicken

And again, I meet the monster within you
Creating controversy where there is none
Fomenting discord where there should be harmony
And thinking nothing of the implications.

What a beautiful evening for me and you
But beauty is not enough for you to do
And happiness is not enough to see us through
With the time bomb to madness slowly ticking

And again, I meet the monster within you
Attacking me and mine without even trying
Insulting me and mine without even meaning to
And thinking nothing of the consequences.

What a profound love there is between us
Profoundly undeserving of fanfare or fuss
A love in which I just cannot believe or trust
As the growth of my weariness quickens

For again, I meet the monster within you
Babbling nonsensically as if it all makes sense
Dumbed down as if you never had a shred of intellect
Thinking nothing for you've forgotten how to think.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Random Acts Of Self-Destruction

I hurt for all the people who have hurt me
I hurt for all the times I've hurt myself
I hurt because I am hurt; how beautiful the pain
So beautiful, I hurt myself again.

I bleed for all the people who have wounded me
I bleed for all the wounds I couldn't have predicted
I bleed for all the times I could have stopped the wounds from forming
I guess this is not one of those times.

I break myself for all the people who have broken me
The breaks I didn't get, and some of the breaks I did
I break myself because my destiny is to be broken
And I cannot give myself a break.

I put myself together for the people who have shattered me
I put myself together for the damage life has done
As I've been knocked right down, got back up, and fought the good fight
I put myself together just to fall back apart.