Clock Wise

by Trina Williams-Emigh

I canít breathe for you
Youíve got to breathe for yourself
Iím tired of always breathing
For everyone but myself
I sit and listen to nonsense
Until it explodes inside my head
Then I crawl into my shadow
And hope my actions arenít misread
I give the part of me thatís necessary
To make it through the day
And who I really am
Is safely hidden away
No one would understand
The things I long to share
And in reality
They donít even care
This is the existence
Iíve come to know
Thought by now
It wouldnít be this way any more
Is this the life Iíll die with
Always knowing who I am
Yet never asked that question
By a single solitary friend
I am the day after tomorrow
And the day after that
I always push aside my sorrow
And accept what brings happiness
Iím ever evolving
Mutating because I grow so fast
Living in the future
Propelled by my past
Iíve never taken the time to self destruct
Because whoíd gather my debris?
Iíd blow away like dust
So before you I stand
Solid as a rock
But deep inside

Clock Wise by Trina Williams-Emigh

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