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| Author's Note: This is the same poem, I just tweaked the last two stanzas. Let me know if you think this ending is better. |
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Ashes and dust motes drift before my eyes
Boiling smoke swarms across the sky, it makes the day pitch black
The sun is lost in the haze and shadows roil across the ground
Within is something stronger now, it is something I have found

So I am finally burning this bridge
Finally saying goodbye
Won't try to build it up again
No, not this time

Let it burn down
Resist, Resist, Resist
That urge to run for water
To run for help
No, not this time
This time I'm running away from you

Walking alone again
Talking to myself again
Knowing it was never worth it
Worthless, worthless, worthless
All of it should mean nothing
So why do I hold on?

Ashes and dust motes drift before my eyes
Boiling smoke swarms across the sky, it makes the day pitch black
The sun is lost in the haze and shadows roil across the ground
Within is something stronger now, it is something I have found

So I messed up
So you couldn't deal
So you want to talk again
So you think you can heal
So you want to build that bridge up again

Our "love" was just a word
You never made it more
Our "love" was hollow
Still its teeth they tore
Into me and now I ripped them out
So it's time for me to shout

I don't need you and I never did
Misconceptions and lies to myself, it was all in my head
Just another broken promise
Another shattered piece of us
What makes you keep coming back?
Is it what makes you make this so painful?

Ashes and dust motes drift before my eyes
Boiling smoke swarms across the sky, it makes the day pitch black
The sun is lost in the haze and shadows roil across the ground
Within is something stronger now, it is something I have found

So I am finally burning this bridge
Finally saying goodbye
Won't try to build it up again
No, not this time

And then I hear your voice
I am on the other side looking back at myself
With the fire raging in between
And I have to decide this time
I have to decide again

And then...
I start to build again.

08/09/2004