All These Things I've Done

November 3, 2011
By Anonymous

I haven’t been there for those I can’t live without,

I’ve lied to my loved ones, just to pretend and erase any of their doubt,

I continue to bring ignorance and simply forget to hang on,

But I can’t take back All These Things That I’ve Done.

I chase down those who want to help and bite off their angelic heads,
I hide my true self in hope people will never know, hiding my heart amongst the forever silent dead,

I turn away the distressed, even if there is room for one more son,

But everyone is lost because of All These Things That I’ve Done.

I refuse listen to their wise choices, for I lack in their virtuous ways

I choose to go ahead with a heavy heart, but soon it is just I who am left in the sand to lay,

I ask for forgiveness, though I know that this battle is won,
But no one could ever forgive me for All These Things That I’ve Done.

The author's comments:
This poem was inspired by The Killers song "All These Things That I've Done".

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