Who Says

Who says that dreams are worth pursuing
Maybe they’re best left in our heads
Maybe that’s why they come to us
While we’re tucked away in our beds.

Who says we have to keep fighting
Maybe we just can’t admit that we’ve lost
Maybe this war we keep waging
Is no longer worth the cost

Who says that time heals all wounds
Maybe they’re not meant to heal
Maybe the scars left behind
Are reminders that we can still feel

Who says that blood is thicker than water
Maybe they both drip through a sieve
Maybe it takes more than a blood line
To know who or what to believe

Who says that life is meant to be happy
Maybe this is all just for show
Maybe these things and these people
Are all that we’ll ever know

Love Once Lived Here

Love once lived here
Behind man made walls
Built tall and strong
Around a fragile heart

Love once lived here
In arms so warm
Wrapped up tight
Safe from the cold

Love once lived here
So full of life
With hopes and dreams
No more sleepless nights

Love once lived here
But now it’s gone
Leaving a broken heart
And an empty home

Unscathed

I walk out of the rubble

The falling dust still stinging my eyes

Ashes mark my face like war paint

My arms comfortably numb

From fighting my way through the wreckage

 

I walk away from the past

From yesterdays anger and sorrow

Bridges I lit up behind me

I watched burn to the ground

So I won’t recross them tomorrow

Old worlds left beneath me crumbling

Memories still aflame

Left to drown in the smoke

 

But…

I walked out of the rubble

Unscathed