Bad Example

You set me up to fail and then

You ask me what I’ve done

Unwritten expectation in air

You take delight when I take flight

And god I want to run

But somehow you are always standing there

And so I try to justify

The accusations made

Your questions punch the stuffing out of me

And forced into a corner where

Your trap was so well laid

Example is what you have made of me

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Voice

There’s never any certainty; we’re always left unsure

But you might be tomorrow, so I’m opening the door.

The now that we are sharing feels so perfect at this time

And happy ever after would be reason for my rhyme.

But if we aren’t the everything and you decide to quit

I wanted you to know how much I’ve relished every bit.

You’ve taught me many things and I would hope you’ve learned from me

For when I said I love you I was saying you are free.

So if you stay forever I will know it was a choice

And if you say you love me back I’ll trust the words you voice

Anchor

If you could just stay still

Then I could try to give you all the love and care you need

A minute nothing more

I’ll take a final look at you before you take your leave

For now your moving on

Some new adventure on the seven seas that must be tried

I stay behind again

While you going out and getting high I’m left to dry

Why don’t you find some peace

The newest waves will come and go without you taking part

Just hold me really close

And take a minute listen to the siren in my heart

But I will set you free

For you were born explorer and you choose to sail alone

But sometimes think of me

The one who only ever wanted you to be my home

But you can ebb and flow

For I will always wait for you and that’s the part I play

The anchor of your life

Without me waiting here you wouldn’t know you that you’re away

Not

Wanting you not wanting me

Perverse

Being had not having you

Was worse

Longing for the absence of

A touch

Finding what I wanted was

Too much

Dwelling in a place I don’t

Belong

Sleeping by your side it felt

So wrong

Waking far from you I was

Alone

Asking you to never take

Me home

Loving hating you is where

We are

Wallowing in sorrow how

Bizarre

Out on the Street

The street I do not walk because of you

I’ve found a very different way to home

And if I never face you I can be

Secure along the newer paths I roam

For now I only see you in my dreams

Those nightmares disappear into the dawn

Reality is brighter than the sun

And from my mind the deed it has been torn

Just recently I almost walked your way

I paused and took a different path instead

I wonder if I’ll ever pass your door

Without the drying mouth of fear and dread

Your bitter can not sour what is sweet

For fear cannot beat pride out on the street