by Lioness   May 20, 2012

If I could be your
saviour and protect
you from yourself
I would.

Though the darkness
that haunts your mind,
seems to pay me
visits as well.

And each time it
crosses my path,
I'm left with the
certainty that
these uninvited
shadows have
more control
over me than
I do myself.

Though I must
admit, knowing
that you lose yourself
the same way as I
makes it a little easier
to deal.

Only just a little.

We are swimming in
the same ocean,

merely it's spring time
where you are and
the autumn winds
are howling beneath
my window,

just enough
that my lips
and breath
catch a glimpse
of your pain.

I wonder, how are we
going to survive
if these thoughts
keep breaking in



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  • 7 years ago

    by Innocent Fairy

    Wow,,breath taking,,I love it,,amazingly written, ,all of it is soo great and fantasticly done,,a very interesting point :) 5/5

  • 7 years ago

    by Britt

    Ohhh Liz. This is AMAZING.

    I've read this over and over now and I find a new feeling each time I read it. This particular time, it's just the raw vulnerability. The "look, I know we both feel this way, we have to do something about it or walk away" type feeling is what strikes me most.

    I love the realistic approach you took to this, and I feel like this is definitely a poem a lot of people can relate to. I know I can, and it just hits home for me. Amazing!

  • 7 years ago

    by Hannah Lizette

    Thoughts are definitely uninvited, sometimes you just can't keep them away! Excellent poem. 5/5

  • 7 years ago

    by Chelsey

    This in a way is dark, somewhat creepy, and I absolutely LOVED this one!!...the title is simple and I thought needed no more words to describe it! I'm glad you added the title as your last word! It made this poem bolder.

    Excellent work Liz, youre right, thoughts are uninvited and uncontrollable!

  • 7 years ago

    by Decayed

    You know that I am very fond of your poetry because in its poetic simplicity, it can move mountains in me.

    Such a remarkable one!