The Silence

“Things can only get better,” you say.
The bruises eventually fade beneath the skin.
But the scars forever remain.
I listen to the words you speak,
not wanting to believe anything.
Sometimes I wish you would lie to me.
sugar coat it with a cherry on top for the child inside.
I don’t want to know the truth,
I can’t bear the images of you on the ground
begging for mercy.
Why can’t you just lie to me.

He breaks down my walls of happiness,
hes so far away but the memories are fresh in my mind.
I promise myself I will never be like you.
I will never let myself be swept away by the tide,
Even though his hateful eyes still linger

If only I could wish you my strength.
Although at times I am weak, I know I should rescue you.
But the truth will only burn and hurt you.
Nothing will change,
you are stuck in the same season,
and I can’t save you.
The only thing I know to do,
is remain silent and listen to you weep
and hope someday the tide will change.

Sometimes I wish you would lie to me.
Hide the elephant in the room,
bring me to memories of you running your fingers through my hair.
There was so much I didn’t know.
The future looked brighter
But then I learned and I can’t take back your words.
I can’t stop the blows.
I’m no superhero.
“Lie to me,” I think
As I remain silent and listen to you weep.

If only I could wish you my strength.
Although at times I am weak, I know I should rescue you.
But the truth will only burn and hurt you.
Nothing will change,
you are stuck in the same season,
and I can’t save you.
The only thing I know to do,
is remain silent and listen to you weep
and hope someday the tide will change

I’m stuck in the same old maze,
jumping through hoops to save you from the truth.
Speaking only of my day and always saying how much I love you.
I wish there was something I could do.
I’m no superhero.
and the truth will only burn and hurt you.

If only I could wish you my strength.
Although at times I am weak, I know I should rescue you.
But the truth will only burn and hurt you.
Nothing will change,
you are stuck in the same season,
and I can’t save you.
The only thing I know to do,
is remain silent and listen to you weep
and hope someday the tide will change

but we both know the truth.
It punctures at the hole in my heart.
It’s the same old routine,
you begin to weep,
and I whisper to the silence the truth.
I hang up and sit in the dark,
looking at the stars.
I’m no superhero,
but I will try to wish you all my strength.





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BoosflashThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 26, 2011 at 8:34 pm
tres bon. i am loving line 7 but ofcoursistically the whole thing is good. tres bon. it would be conducive for you to do your dance at the time which is now.
 
thoughtfulsoul replied...
Jul. 26, 2011 at 10:26 pm
uhh thanks..i think..haha
 
thoughtfulsoul said...
May 22, 2010 at 5:32 pm
I just wanted to say that the problem that this song was about is no more, but it still has meaning to me in the way that it reminds me of what happened in the past, and it teaches me to stay strong and true to myself.
 
thoughtfulsoul replied...
Aug. 5, 2010 at 1:29 pm
yes i'm replying to my own comment lol I know most may not care and I don't know why I even made the comment before, but sometimes problems arise again. I just want to say this that it is easy to ignore the truth and talk things up, but never just walk away from problems.They follow you
 
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