Should Have Leaned On You

Poem by: iola ried

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

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Submitted: May 05, 2012

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Submitted: May 05, 2012

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Should Have Leaned On You

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

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

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I'd long given up fighting the addiction

On intoxicant-induced adrenaline I was driven

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Though I knew what I did was wrong

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

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They said I messed my life up

So I spent my nights with strangers at the pub

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I really did had nothing left to lose

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

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Somewhere inside I knew that I shouldn't

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

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Stop a second and try to understand

Why it was that I held a knife in my hand

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Malice pumped through my every vein

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

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

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

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Who's guilty? They pushed me off the edge

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

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Now I watch in overwhelming grief

My love living his life in healing belief

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It kills to know that I should have seen

How on you, baby, I could have leaned


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Should Have Leaned On You

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

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