Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Protection

Back to the poetry I think, I intend to compile a list of my favourite songs in the near future however study leave yields many poetic opportunities.
Hmm this one may appear a bit pretentious though, I'm not sure. You know what, let me know.

Protection

Raise your hand to my face,
Lean in deeper,
So I can smell it on your breath,
Remind me this isn't you,
You're out of control.
He is sitting in that corner,
Over there,
Where you threw him,
My protector, my strength,
Now he lies cowering away.
You do it again,
Still shouting at me,
Cutting me with your accuracy,
Hurting me with your hands.
I can still see the look in your eyes,
I remember the alcohol stench,
I hear the things you said,
Everyday.
Worse though, worse than destruction,
Is abandonment,
He left me,
Watched as you tore me apart.
Only fear I saw in his eyes,
Desperation and weakness,
The collapse of my barrier.
I ran away from you and your words,
I still see you all the time,
But our eyes never meet,
Because you exploited mine,
I can never look into yours again.
I'll always be running,
Unprotected.

xxx

2 comments:

Nodders said...

I think this is really interesting! I wouldn't say it's pretentious, and the first half especially has a nice simplicity to it, which I like. I'll be honest, the second half could be done better, but the idea behind it is spot on, very clear and concise!

Jeez, I sould like an English teacher....

Niki said...

thanks! i like honest opinions, no you sound better than my english teacher. xxx