by hayley williams   Mar 7, 2018

I have tried so hard to live in the now
Wanting to leave the past behind
Knowing that until I can let go
Happiness I will not ever find.

Love for me has always meant loss
Elation followed by immense sorrow
So how can I give my all today
When you will only leave me tomorrow

I really do want to believe in you
But trusting anyone is so hard for me
I have had to learn from my mistakes
From the fear of betrayal, I cannot break free

In life as each new door opens
We are supposed to shut the one before
But what about when one jams
And you don’t know where you are anymore.

This is how I have always felt
Not truly living life just stuck in the past
The present day eludes me
Losing any chance of happiness fast

I spend so long dwelling on things
Thinking of all the things that I regret
Which leaves me no energy to move on
Yet I still cannot find a way to forget.


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  • 3 years ago

    by Ren

    This write hits me emotionally on so many levels right now. I feel you. The betrayal and pain of broken trust can hurt just as badly as a broken heart, if not more. It's hard to move forward and focus on the present moment when those fresh wounds refuse to heal, and continue to break back open. Lost relationships really do test the power of time. I hope you'll find peace and healing through these rough patches, and always remember that you are stronger than you think :)

    Well done on a great write, and take care!

  • 3 years ago

    by Ben Pickard

    I like this and can relate to the content and the rhyme (which I love).
    The past can be a terrible foe, simply because it can quite literally hold you as firmly imprisoned as an iron cage.

    Take care and all the best,


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