Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Residue

You took my soul, loved it with all of you
But I wasn't good enough to fight for
You took my soul, squeezed the life out of it
Gently, without you or I knowing

You left your fingerprints to haunt me
When I am sleeping, when I am lonely
You left your sweet tasting fingerprints
To remind me it will never be the same

I cannot forgive you for stealing my faith
Sixteen was too young to find a soul mate
I cannot forgive you for stealing the part of me
That could love without fear of being trampled

You swirl, swirl, swirl like the residue in a teacup
That is meant only to be thrown away
I swirl, swirl, swirl in my own confusion
In limbo between the past and present

If I could go back, I would pry
Out of your hands my most fragile parts
If I could go back, I would take my spirit
And save it for someone better than you

6 comments:

  1. This is actually quite brilliant! You've wonderfully expressed the feelings associated with teenage love! :)

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  2. Wow! Loved it! SO innocent! Ruminating minus the bitterness. If only I could look back like that...*Sigh*

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    1. It takes years to get rid of the bitterness.

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