Surrender

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
I'm sick of fighting, but I just can't bring myself to surrender.

Submitted: April 29, 2007

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I am tired of fighting this war--
it's a battle that I cannot win.
I feel weak as I've not felt before
but I know that there's no giving in.
Surrender would feel so redeaming
but it still couldn't keep me from dreaming
these nightmares that keep me up screaming
before they can even begin.

I have debts that I haven't been paying
when peace has too high of a cost.
It's exactly as you have been saying,
that the cold comes long before the frost
killing grain long before we can reap it.
Am I all alone with this secret?
I am fighting so damn hard to keep it
even after the battle's been lost.

Could you be my sweet surrender?
Might you be the one who will free
me from my debts and the lender
who loaned my own soul out to me?
You know I am so sick of fighting
for wrongs I can't see myself righting.
Will I burn in the fire I'm lighting?
Can I stand in a light I can't see?

I feel weak as I've not felt before
but I'm in too much pain now to weep.
I've been fighting so hard to ignore
this secret I never cuold keep.
The path down which I have been lead
broke my heart and left you there instead
and the dead cannot bury the dead
any more than the living can sleep.


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