Hiding PlaceHiding Place by nevergetfooledagain
I'm sitting alone this morning
In the empty silence of this house,
Prodding wounds best left alone-
Trying to produce the pretty words I use
To describe the pain you left me.
I speak of acceptance,
And my friends all think I'm over you.
But truth be told, the dichotomy between
What I show the world and what I feel inside,
Grows by the day.
Every moment of joy in this life
Is tainted by your memory.
All those years of teaching myself not to feel
Were washed away by your voice-
I can't find my hiding place anymore.
Because every time I go there,
I find you waiting for me-
When I brought you there
To show you my secrets,
I didn't know you had left a trail behind you-
I didn't think you could find your way back.
Now, you grow there unattended,
A rampant vine choking all life,
You've rooted yourself in my heart
And I can't seem to dislodge you-
Every time I think I have,
I find another seed has sprouted.
So I wander aimlessly through this forest
Looking for a place to call mine,
Hoping I ca