The Writing of Amanda Hatton

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I’ve lost 3 friends that way.

3 friends I thought I’d hold onto forever.

But here you are.

Dancing away into the dark.

 And I’ll keep my hands out and open.

I’ll reach and grasp for you.

But I’ve lost 3 friends this way.

Watched as their minds slowly slipped away from them.

Until they were someone I didn’t know.

So if you head down that road.

If you dip and dance out into the dark

Know I can’t follow you

I’ll be here with hands open and waiting.

But I cannot follow. 

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Dear my lovely world,

I just want to be friends.

I’m sorry.

Please stop trying to dazzle me,

Please stop painting masterpieces in front of my eyes.

Please stop wrapping me up in sleepy rainy day hugs.

Please stop trying to win me over with the miracles of this planet.

Please stop with the sunshine kisses.

World, I’ve loved you for far too long,

Long enough for man to grow wings and circumnavigate the globe.

I love you but I’ve got to stop.

Because you’ve showed me so much greatness

But, love, you’ve hurt me so much too.

I’m not saying all the stubbed toes and fingers smashed in cabinets

Could ever equal hate strong enough to counter your love

But what of all the avalanches?

The tsunamis?

The tornados that you sent my way?

What of all the times you smashed me against the rocks?

I know you love me,

I can feel it in my bones

But what of all the destruction?

So I’m ending it.

Stop trying to make me fall in love with you again.

I’ve been there far too often.

It’s time I see someone else