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Should Have Leaned On You

Poetry By: iola ried

"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up"- Thomas Edison

Submitted:May 5, 2012    Reads: 9    Comments: 2    Likes: 1   

Should Have Leaned On You


I don't know what held me back from turning to you

I should have known that you'd help me see it through


I'd long given up fighting the addiction

On intoxicant-induced adrenaline I was driven


Though I knew what I did was wrong

I kept at it, it was the only thing that kept me going strong


They said I messed my life up

So I spent my nights with strangers at the pub


I really did had nothing left to lose

Their cold-shoulder found me losing myself in coke and booze


Somewhere inside I knew that I shouldn't

But I drowned myself in high-life, 'cause nobody could


Stop a second and try to understand

Why it was that I held a knife in my hand


Malice pumped through my every vein

I thought If I died I'd be immune to pan


A disappointment, a failure, was all they thought of me

They don't know how hard it made me to just be


Who's guilty? They pushed me off the edge

Made it hard to breathe, so from this life I fled


Now I watch in overwhelming grief

My love living his life in healing belief


It kills to know that I should have seen

How on you, baby, I could have leaned


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