Resting well, eating well, thinking well
It’s a step forward at least, as I grab a pawn on the board
And as I recall from a long way we came loving and bold
At first blush happiness was our daily food
Flushing smiles in the corridors that were good
Remember, my smile never faded
Even when all my states and sorrows were bedded
Those eyes, That face, That smile, Those lips, That kiss
Who would stay infuriated?
All your jabs were filled with everlasting ecstasy
Men came and dusted their feet with empathy
Men came, looked, appreciated, then turned back
There on the horizon we were happy
There on the Greek theatres we drunk sappy
Making unbreakable vows to each other’s hearts
Dancing and laughing at each other’s farts
Marking our moments with pictures
Hundreds of pictures
There we made inerasable memories
I was the luckiest man in the universe
Just where I belonged.
And then I saw it, I ignored it
And then I saw it again, I ignored it
I tried to talk to you about it
“such I do not like” I said
You ignored it, ceasing the advantage of my soft personality
But I never stopped talking, I just had to
You said I talked like a girl, I just had to
You said I was excavating your past, I just had to
You said many things that cannot be unsaid
Hurtful words that hurt my pride
Hurtful words that broke my spirit
Hurtful words that bled my brain
“Such I do not like” I kept mumbling
You ignored it
But I warned you that nobody is a machine
So ought we not to rest?
When the body is weary, it must have its sleep
When the eyes are heavy, must we not close them?
When the legs are tired, must we not sit?
Even the sun must rest at night…
So who are we to go on?
I have tried to reason with you
I have tried to beat some sense into you
Merely you keep on drinking from the cup of childishness
You confuse childishness and true love
When a seed is planted, you expect it to grow
ripen and be harvested
“you can never change me, it’s who I am” you told me
Our lyrics became sedated…
So, just let me be, I should have my rest
I am happy I met you
I am happy I loved you
To me you hold a special place in my heart
But I cannot go on like this anymore
My brain has bled enough
Its time to heal the wounds
I am now letting you go, I do not know to where
But I know one thing, that to where I am going
I do not regret.
By Garnet Howse.