I reach out my hand for yours
And only emptiness awaits me
For I have driven you away
And my happiness has gone with you.
You hold me while I cry
But I know it's too late
And the tear stains on my cheeks
Are evidence of my mistakes.
And as you leave
I bend over to pick up
The shattered remains of my heart
That your hands used to hold together.
I cry into the night
Pleading for your forgiveness
But all that answers is silence
Like the beating of my forgotten heart.
And I watch you take the hand
Of a hand that is not mine
While I choke back tears of grief
Closing my eyes to misery I have been smothered with.