I won't hold my breath.

By Dreamless

Digging through the remains of thought

Piecing together a Frankenstein perfection

A stitched-up addiction; A B-Movie romance

I'll be your nothing, you can be my everything

If I knew what anything was, you could have it all

Rewind and fast-forward until the tape wears thin

Searching for the right words to say

Analyzing all of my mistakes to repeat them

Memorizing every part, last to first, every line...

Jumbled and mumbled ...Feelings, maybe...

If I could feel anything, I'd rip my heart out for you

I'll carve "I love you" into the walls - Still beating

Just so I could pluck the strings of love and pain

But you'll never understand, because I can't understand

And I can't fucking think straight

The pieces of you all fall apart

I just can't figure out how you go together with me

Perhaps I will just rip and tear my flesh to shreds

Sew my soul to yours and then maybe...

When I tie my veins to yours...

You'll get it;

But I won't hold my breath

Because you're too beautiful to turn blue.


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Copyright 2013 Dreamless
Published on Friday, December 27, 2013.     Filed under: "Love" and "Poetry"
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  • LOKI On Tuesday, April 9, 2019, LOKI (170)By person wrote:

    This has a hoplessness to it that rips your heart out. You portray it very well with your words. Nicely done I enjoyed reading

  • River Lily On Saturday, January 25, 2014, River Lily (1016)By person wrote:

    "I'll be your nothing, you can be my everything" Felt that line deeply..this image you painted for some reason made me think of the stitched up sally in nightmare before christmas. "sew my soul to yours" another amazing line. Greatly enjoyed this write..its my first time reading you think ill def have to check some more out :) Scholar

  • A former member wrote: The last line truly hit me.... I enjoyed reading this. It sounded like the agonizing writhing in despair of a pre-mourn towards a dying loved one....so disconsolate Scholar

  • SilentHeart On Friday, December 27, 2013, SilentHeart (7)By person wrote:

    When I read this, it reminded me of a poetry slam poem - it was pieced together very well. The last line threw me off a bit the first time, but it grew on me the second. A great piece of work!

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