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Stand My Ground (music challenge for XxmimixX)

Poetry By: Sambelini

I wrote this for XxmimixX's music challenge. This poem is sort of like a prelude to the song Stand My Ground by Within Temptation, therefore it is what someone might think about BEFORE finally singing that song. My poem evokes the feelings of a woman in an abusive relationship and her decision to stand up for herself. The song by Within Temptation is about standing your ground (oh, what a surprise!) and how you can't keep things on the inside, so this poem is about someone making the decision to get out of the situation and stand their ground.

Submitted:Jan 31, 2010    Reads: 148    Comments: 4    Likes: 1   

The lovely rose has ever bloomed
As the snake has hidden below
And I could never count the bruises
From every single silent blow

And I'll never be free
If I never let go
And I know that this ladder
Leads out of this hole
But in order to get up
I'll have to give up my chances with you

And I've already thought twice
But I'll think twice again
I see everything right
'Till it comes to the end
If right now I say never
Will I ever be able to come back?

Will the snake never, ever leave?
Can't the rose grow on its own?
What if my heart were on my sleeve
The snake once hidden became known?

And I'll only be free
If I'll only let go
And the door is right here
It's so easy, I know
But in order to go out
I'll have to throw out everything we have left

And I've made up my mind
To make the choice now
To put it all behind
Or continue somehow
But I think we both know
That I can't keep this con going on

But I have loved the rose so long
And the snake has long come with
And I have never been so strong
To tell a single soul the myth

And I'll never be free
If I never let go
And I can't seem to stop asking
Are you worth my soul?
But my head's always screaming
That I should be leaving while I can

And the reasons I've stayed
I know, now, are all wrong
And the price that I've paid
Wasn't worth it all along
But I wont back down
And I'll stand my ground now, 'cause I'm worth it.

You will never change your ways
If I don't ever stand my ground
I have to leave this silent maze
And I will finally make a sound.


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