Holding On

Loneliness overcomes me

And the pain sets in

Never to leave

For no one wants to notice or see

How they are slowly destroying me

By holding on

To things now gone

Throwing old mistakes at me

Opening old wounds and letting them bleed

Never knowing or caring how I ache to be freed

How I have a need to spread my wings

And go to where the angel's sing

Where the past is the past

And the pain never last

Where I can be free

To be the person I ache to be

But their holding on

Keeps my soul from moving on

Trapping me

In an endless sea of pain

Never to be free

Until they learn see

That by holding on

To things now gone

The past will never be the past

And the pain will always last