Of Shatters and Shards


I will not succumb

To seducing sirens call

To that again

I will not fall.


I will not succumb

To my traitorous heart

Nor the trembling tear

-Willing me apart

-Willing me to pieces

Wishing me

To shattered shards…


I will not succumb

To the loneliness that stings

To the sadness it brings

Nor the fading flare

That held my heart

That I struggle evermore

To at last depart…


I may not be smart

I may not be suave

I may not be

But what I am

Is painfully clear to see.

If

You know me.


I turn the page…

I close the book…

I turn away my eyes,

From one last look.


I will not succumb

To seducing sirens call

To that again

I will never fall…