Human Wreckage

See their faces so jaded

With all the torturous barking they hear

Over and over and over again

Assaulting their innocent ears

Our mouths keep spitting out poison

There’s bile wrapped in every word

After all these years of affection

How did our love become so absurd?

 

And I hope, just hope

You sleep sound and safe in your single bed on this night

I know I’ll just be restless and sore

In my solo head tonight

 

Every minute is laboured

Every hour is simply obscene

Even the tenderest moment

Just descends into one bloody scene

But there’s love etched deep in their faces

They know just what is wrong and what’s right

Their love is unconditional

As we scream on into the night

 

And I hope, just hope

You’re snug and cosy in your single bed on this night

I know I’ll just splutter and snore

In my solo sheets tonight

 

’Cos all I’ve got now

Is the human wreckage I left behind

And when my time’s out

How will I ever forget this night?

When all I’ve got now

Is the human wreckage in my mind

And when my life’s out

How will I ever forget this night?

All I’ve got now …

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◄ Speeding on through Somewhereshire

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Jeff Dawson

Sat 5th Apr 2014 08:32

Powerful stuff, some great lines here and love the title!

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Tue 15th Oct 2013 10:13

or...'solo in my sheets tonight?'
great poem!xx

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