Mother

April 15th, 2010

She walks slowly down the stairs
Hands pressed tight against the walls
Too drunk to control her movement
But not wanting to fall
The blank look in her eyes
She’s not really there
No expression, only pain
She thinks that no one cares
She doesn’t know yet
Alcohol is not the cure
Every new bottle I want to smash
But she’s made it so clear
I can’t make her change
She doesn’t care that she hurts her family
Just keeps drinking from that cup
And this is no role model for me
I can’t change the glass in her hand
It never seems to run dry
And I can’t fix the pain she feels
But I also can’t care when she cries
If she was still my mother
Why does she hurt me
She’s killing herself with a bottle
But she would disagree
She doesn’t want to stop
I’m not worth her time
And I can’t fix her life
So I have to fix mine
She can’t accept I’ve tried
But I’m not enough
I try to stay strong
But I’m not that tough
She’s poisoning herself
This shouldn’t be right
But if this is all you’ll ever be
I’ll have to give up this fight
Would you want this for me
To take after you
I wish you could see
How much more you could do

That’s Not All

March 14th, 2006

You never answer when I call
You don’t catch me when I fall
You never helped guide me on my way
You just left me and pretended it was okay

Left me standing in the middle of the road
You taught me always to do what I was told
Thanks for trying to help me
You just guided me into insanity

[Chorus:]
Couldn’t you have at least said why
Couldn’t you have at least said goodbye
Couldn’t you have been here when I needed you
Because best friends always help you through

I thought we were best friends
But are we at our end?
You said that you would love me forever
Then you cracked under the pressure

[Chorus:]
Couldn’t you have at least said why
Couldn’t you have at least said goodbye
Couldn’t you have been here when I needed you
Because best friends always help you through

That’s not all, that’s not all
You could at least catch me when I fall
Or helped guide me on my way
But don’t leave me because it’s not okay

2006 (6)

The Secret Life of Dolls

January 15th, 2019

Let’s go back
To a story that never started
Where a porcelain toy
Wasn’t left broken hearted
Let’s go back
To memories that don’t exist
Because the bruises never formed
At the hands of angry fists
Let’s go back
To when you didn’t drink the bottle
It fell empty on its own
And you’re still a perfect role model
Let’s go back
To when you didn’t let me down
You must have told me you were moving
Before you left town
Let’s go back
To when our family was defined
And I will delete what never happened
From the archives of my mind