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He said:
"I'm giving up, I'm dying alone;
heart on my sleeve, arm cut to the bone.
Reach out your hand and get pushed away.
Life is lonely so why should I stay?

She said:
Life is lonely, you're right about that.
We love 'til we can't and can't go back.
We flicker, then shine, then disappear.
Only you and I'll know we were here.

So let's sing 'Lay Me Down'
and admit we need this now.
There's exactly enough time
left in the sands while you are mine."

He said:
"There's a sadness that bubbles below.
It's calling out to swallow me whole.
Take my hand and I'll drag you back down;
away from the light, under the ground."

She said:
"That's a darkness that you have to fight.
It won't be easy, but it's what's right.
You don't need my hands, but here they are.
Take what you need to cover your scars.

Then I'll sing 'Lay Me Down'
because I know you need this now.
Maybe it's not the right time,
but I want you so I'll make you mine."

She said:
"I don't love you like I did before.
I tried to fake it, but that hurts more.
Please don't be angry, I tried my best.
Love is a garden and I'm a pest."

He said:
"It's okay, Darling, I understand.
Wanting and wishing won't make me your man.
Don't worry about me, I'll be fine.
If it really heals, I've got lots of time.

So I'll sing 'Lay Me Down'
and pretend to want this now.
Now it's never the right time.
I want to be when you were mine."
Serving Cosmosys' 12th exhibit "Resistance." I was the featured artist for this exhibit, which is pretty cool.
www.cosmosys.net/exhibitions/1…
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huMAC Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013   Digital Artist
"Very nice  gym. Well written
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Gymdawg Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, huMAC.
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pytryseck Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
I love this so, the dialogue in it gives it a special dimension. There is sweet sadness and longing as well, beautiful...
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Gymdawg Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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pytryseck Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
u r welcome :)
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Renval Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Beautifully and painfully resonant. Bittersweet, but wonderful–good job.
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Gymdawg Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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xmadzx Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this so much. Beautiful and full of so much pain. I love the almost musical quality that this poem has.
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Gymdawg Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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livinmynovels Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Bittersweet and beautiful. I loved the sound of the rhyme, it flows really well :heart:
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Gymdawg Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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BramRomkes Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Very well written.
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Gymdawg Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, Bess.
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