outdated, out of use, out of style
an antiquity—my soul
you played me
listened to my music
scratched my silver linings
what good am I now?
no music can be heard
songs are skipping, incoherent
funny, broken thing—my soul
you played me
carefully opening each case like you didn’t care
rearranging my soul
scratched, played over and over
beyond repair—my soul
hands delicately traced each haphazardly stacked case
not a place for everything not in its place
one by one I rip them out
across the room, I toss
click! clack! cases clatter
softly whispering as they sail through the air
“I was played one too many times”
click! clack! against the wall
breaking apart, flying discs no longer compact
old silver linings glinting with a blink
click! clack! on the floor
the past piles up
of the music you played
of the times we danced
of the lyrics that brought us to life
sparse and plenty and free
room for new silver linings
I will get soul.
Nothing would’ve changed, but still I wished I would've been warned;
By the hand of naivety, innocence is brutally slayed.
I never imagined I would become this person.
Preparation wasn't taken for the knowledge I fell privy.
Promises were nothing more than a traitorous tongue’s cheap words.
Must you always push me to my utmost limits?
In-between the hollow words we'll never share silence screams its loudest.
You’re my greatest strength but my greatest weakness.
Freedom exuded me, but you spoke your part.
Since when were we on terms to speak?
Selective hearing no longer bodes well.
Over think, over analyze, over rate my actions—you make me.
If it were possible, my hate would consume you.
Why is your punishment of the cruelest kind?
Ignorance was thy bliss.
Why pry open thine eyes?
Ill-conceived thoughts brought upon an ill demise.
You're a fickle fiend—I swear it!
Banishment! Exile! Be gone!
Pack your bags, and do forget to write.
No. I didn’t mean that. Forgive me.
Don't go. Don't you ever go.
I could not live without you—I wouldn't.
With only this pleading thought, from you I will then depart:
Promise me, my dearest Heart,
You’ll be stronger than strong; you’ll be all I believe in.