You only feel lonely when you’re in a crowd
Say you need peace and quiet then turn the music up loud
Only feel let down when you’re being held up
Say you’re okay, and then almost erupt
Only feel my presence when I’m far away
Only say go, when you want me to stay.
You speak words of wisdom and act like a fool
Set high standards for others, then break every rule
Write about love and emit words of hate
Wake up early but leave the house late
Say you’re a good listener but don’t hear a sound
Draw square circles and rectangles that are round.
You, no longer pull the strings that control me
You’re losing your hold and I’m being set free
I travel a different route now so our paths will not cross
Stronger, bolder, brighter wiser and no love lost
You my doubt, my contradictions, my insecurity and fear
Don’t look for me in my old address because you won’t find me there.
© 2011 Teju Chosen. All rights reserved.