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After All This Time

December 8, 2018
By Rhiannon_4 DIAMOND, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Rhiannon_4 DIAMOND, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
72 articles 87 photos 198 comments

Favorite Quote:
If you chase two rabbits, you will lose them both.
- Native American proverb

Do not go gentle into that good night but rage, rage against the dying of the light.
- Dylan Thomas

What is past is past -- it is the present and the future that concern us.
- Hiawatha, founder of the Iroquois Confederacy


After all this time

You’re still here

After all this time

Through all these years

After all this time

You’re still here

After all this time

Despite my shed tears

 

The doubt, the fear, the hate come creeping in

I put up these walls so you won’t see

The pain I’m living with

You just say you’ll let me be

When my walls slowly crumble

Before they come crashing down

I know you’ll catch me when I stumble

But I need someone to anchor me to this ground

 

After all this time

You’re still here

After all this time

Through all these years

After all this time

You’re still here

After all this time

Despite my shed tears

 

My joy, my laugh, where have they gone?

I’m not the person I thought I was

That voice tells me I don’t belong

I play along just because

Doubt has taken the reins

Fear has made me a hollow she’ll

Hate drives away what remains

How did I fall under this spell?

 

After all this time

You’re still here

After all this time

Through all these years

After all this time

You’re still here

After all this time

Despite my shed tears

 

I am under the control

Of the thoughts swirling in my head

How am I here? It’s a miracle

My heart beats and yet it’s dead

My bones are broken, they’ll never mend

My skin is bruised and yet I shine

My blood is frozen in my veins

This smile I wear isn’t mine

 

After all this time

You’re still here

After all this time

Through all these years

After all this time

You’re still here

After all this time

Despite my shed tears

 

I lay my faults before you, bare

I beg for your help, forgiveness, patience

Because I know you care

I don’t want to waste this

Your love is what keeps me here

You guide me down this winding road

You’re the only one who will venture near

My doubt will implode



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