Smothered

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.