Action Over Words

January 18, 2012
By open-house SILVER, Centerbrook, Connecticut
open-house SILVER, Centerbrook, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
“I'm the one that's got to die when it's time for me to die, so let me live my life the way I want to.”
― Jimi Hendrix


I’m sorry.
That’s what you always say.
I’m sorry.
You think that will make me stay.

I guess I’ve lead you to make that assumption
But your mistakes are hard to forget, when you can’t even function
You try to hide the intoxicating fumes
Brush your teeth, chew gum, spray your perfumes

Nothing can hide the look in your eyes
Just like nothing will ever drown out my cries
You lie straight to my face, expecting me to believe
But I am one person, you will never be able to deceive

I’ve watched you slowly kill yourself for years and years
You not waking up, is one of my biggest fears
You think you’re invincible, you’ll always bounce back
But, if I weren’t around to save you, your world would become black

After watching you hurt yourself day after day,
It is awfully foolish for you to say
“I’m sorry”
It has become just a word, I chose not to believe

The author's comments:
This poem was inspired by being the child of an alcoholic.

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