Two for One

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  1. Tucker

    Tucker Lion Rampant

    A person's thousandth post should mean something. Everything should mean something. Some things mean everything.


    Happy Birthmas, Emma Jade. These were written for you.



    I Swear

    I am not writing
    these words late at night
    'cause I sleep like a baby
    and everything's sweetness and light

    I'm not hearing
    that heartbreaking song
    where the guy says, "Oh darling, I'm strong"
    and I'll get along

    The memory's painless
    when I think of your face
    which is not all that special
    your radiant grace - commonplace

    Do I fear for your safety?
    You know that I don't!
    Will the loneliness drown me?
    I'm sure that it won't...

    I have seventeen lovers
    two more in Japan
    so I hardly remember your name -
    Charlie Ann?

    No checking my email
    every hour on the hour
    and the lack of your soft words
    gives me infinite power

    Oh, I'm something not human
    my eyes are not blue
    they're not misting, they're sweating
    and for sure I'm not thinking of you

    Nothing was my fault
    my conscience is clear
    I would not beg forgiveness
    if you'd just reappear

    I'm better for losing
    and I don't need you back
    my door isn't open
    not the tiniest crack

    Such a happy and timely goodbye
    I will not, I will not cry
    cross my sore heart, hope to die
    and yes, I deny, I deny
    this poem's a wonderful lie



    Sleep with Me

    I don't see redemption in suffering
    I don't see redemption at all
    And my arms weigh a ton
    From supporting the sun
    And I can't help but let the night fall

    But you'll see, if you give it some pondering
    We're two of the fortunate few
    Who have danced on the stars
    And been smothered in scars
    And there's no other story so raw and so true

    So, goodnight now
    No goodbyes
    In the gathering dusk you'll hear one of my lullabies
    The dark may be long
    But we still have this song
    And I'll sing it 'til every tear dries
    Time to lie down
    Close our eyes
    Acknowledge the black but refuse it to paralyze
    Then tomorrow we'll stand
    And uniting our hands
    We can lift the sun back to the skies

    For now I'll accept that we're faltering
    I'm tired, discouraged and sore
    And I know you are, too
    But I'm thinking of you
    And a life that could be so much more

    So I hope you'll assert your autonomy
    Seize the control of your time
    I just know once you've freed yourself
    You might concede yourself
    Wanting that lonely heart beating with mine

    So, goodnight now
    No goodbyes
    In the gathering dusk you'll hear one of my lullabies
    The dark may be long
    But we still have this song
    And I'll sing it 'til every tear dries
    Time to lie down
    Close our eyes
    Acknowledge the black but refuse it to paralyze
    A new day can come
    If we will it as one
    So, goodnight now, goodnight, no goodbyes
     

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