"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?
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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"Very nice gym. Well written
I love this so, the dialogue in it gives it a special dimension. There is sweet sadness and longing as well, beautiful...
Beautifully and painfully resonant. Bittersweet, but wonderful–good job.
I love this so much. Beautiful and full of so much pain. I love the almost musical quality that this poem has.
Bittersweet and beautiful. I loved the sound of the rhyme, it flows really well
Very well written.