ONE LAST TATTOO

One last tattoo
Got this one for you….

Two hearts drawn as one
Overplayed, overstated
Remembering the pain
And how long I waited.

I waited for you
To make up your mind
I waited for you
For such a long time.

There in the wings
Ignored, pushed aside
No room at the inn
You played me, you lied.

You led me on
Brought me to the edge
Begged me to jump
Jump from the ledge.

The sound of the gun
The needle, the ink
Who cares what they’re saying
Who cares what they think.

Can’t wipe it away
Can never forget
It’s there to stay
The pain and regret.

One last tattoo
This one done for you

One last tattoo
This one…. was for you.

STABBED IN THE BACK

Stabbed in the back
YOU SAID I’D PAY

Betrayed, deceived
YOU’D FIND A WAY

Removed the blade
THAT DREADFUL DAY

Watched me bleed.
THEN WALKED AWAY.

No hint or warning
No sad goodbyes
Never saw it coming
Didn’t scream or cry.

Friends and lovers
I never knew
Never saw that side
That side of you.

Dark and complex
Filled with rage
Seething with anger
Cold and depraved.

Unable to move
To cry out for help
Unable to try
To defend myself.

The room became dark
I closed my eyes
Then heard you whisper,
“You’re going to die”!

Sirens and lights
The knock on the door
That’s where they found me
Passed out on the floor.

Stabbed in the back
YOU SAID I’D PAY

Betrayed, deceived
YOU’D FIND A WAY

Removed the blade
THAT DREADFUL DAY

You watched me bleed.
THEN WALKED AWAY.

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BEFORE YOUR EYES

Strained conversation
You now look away
Too little effort
Nothing to say.

Feeling so hopeless
So cold and withdrawn
Don’t think you’ll notice
Once I am gone.

Hard to imagine
I’ve been deceived
Once so connected
Hard to believe.

No stimulation
No rocket fuel
Withholding emotions
So callous, so cruel.

Starved of affection
Unable to breathe
Gasping for air
You watched me bleed.

Stripped naked, embarrassed
Before your eyes
I crumbled, conceded
I wept and I cried.

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CUTTING TIES

Broken, cracked and shattered
Pieces scattered on the floor
Too many confrontations
Can’t take it anymore.

All the accusations
Finger pointing and abuse
Giving up on trying
Trying… to get through to you.

Years of ridicule and falsehoods
Always someone else to blame
All the lies and misconceptions
All the sadness and the shame.

They say,”Blood’s thicker than water”
That family should come first
But, you’re never there… when needed
Always making matters worse.

Won’t be calling you to help me
No more texts sent to your phone
No more senseless conversations
I’ll be leaving you alone.

Cutting ties that bind us
Nothing left for me to do
You crossed the line too many times
I’m finally done, I’m through.

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BLINDSIDED

When was the moment
When you stopped caring?
No premonition, no warning
Strange, you simply slipped away
Nothing left, nothing to say.

Cold as ice
Now out of reach
Should have left a note or sign
Had no idea, we were through
Didn’t know… you changed your mind.

Promises
Empty now
Plans shattered, turned to dust
Guess love’s more than I thought it was
More than red wine, and lust.

Ignored
Now disregarded
Had to get out of your way
Couldn’t find just one good reason
Not even one…. to make you stay.

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CRUSHED

Crushed, obsessed
Overwhelmed
No getting over you
Flood gates breached
Out of control
Nothing I can do.

Out of my mind
Sick and tired
Heart shattered, black and blue
Tired of wanting what we had
Tired of missing you.

Can’t let go
Holding on
No rhyme or reason there
Empty drawers and promises
That cold and callous stare.

Ice and stone
Lust and fire
Brought me to my knees
Never thought you’d walk away
Never thought you’d leave.

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HIT AND RUN

Been and gone, let her go
She’s not coming back
Stop waiting for a call or text
Calm down, chill out, relax

There’s nothing you can say or do
No magic wand or potion
No pleading words, or promises
That door’s been locked, won’t open.

No matter what you try to do
It won’t ever be the same.
No chains that bind, could hold her back
She’s never going to change.

On the prowl, then and now
In search of someone new
The sparkle, once delighting her
No longer found in you.

A broken heart, a hit and run
Shards lying on the floor
She never shed a single tear
Just walked right out the door.

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