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Savanna Apr 2015
The truth
That doesn't hurt
Is that
Lies hurt more
Savanna Mar 2015
Life is complex
But the love for it
Should be simple

A simple statement
Carrying all my fears
And all my dreams

My fears of change
That will yet come
At an unknown pace

My dreams of hope
That whatever comes
All will be well

For in the end
It is up to me
To look at life simply
Savanna Feb 2015
Not really strangers
Others are like us,
Not completely strange
Savanna Feb 2015
Come away
Come away with me
Meet me at the hanging tree, down by the sea
Some didn't make it past
Past the hanging tree
But we will both flee, sailing into the sea

Come away
Come away with me
I hid a raft in the wood, beyond the hanging tree
Some didn't make it past
Past the hanging tree
But we will both flee, sailing into the sea

Come away
Come away with me
Leave it all behind, and start again with me
Some didn't make it past
Past the hanging tree
But we will both flee, sailing into the sea

Come away
Come away with me
Sail with me to somewhere new, far beyond the sea
Some didn't make it past
Past the hanging tree
But we will both flee, sailing into the sea

Come away
Come away with me
Even if we die tonight, you'll still be with me
Some didn't make it past
Past the hanging tree
But we will both flee, sailing into the sea

Come away
Come away with me
Our story will live on, The Bodies on the Sea
Some didn't make it past
Past the hanging tree
But we will both flee, sailing into the sea

Come away
Come away with me
Meet me at the hanging tree, down by the sea
Some didn't make it past
Past the hanging tree
But we will both flee, sailing into the sea
I mean no infraction upon Suzanne Collins' "Hanging Tree" lyrics in her "Mockingjay" novel. I was only inspired by the lyrics to write about other citizens of Panem who may have have also tried to escape after the first Panem rebellion.
Savanna Feb 2015
Thump, thump, thump
I hear on my front door
Over the sound of pouring rain
Splashing onto the ground

I open the door to see a man
Wearing a hat with a drooping brim
And dark jacket shoulders
Both resulting from the rain

"Can I come in?" he asks
"Just until the rain stops?"
I can't say no to this poor man
But there's something I must admit

"Of course you may" I say
"But there's something you should know"
"It's raining in here too"
"I haven't been able to keep up"

With a small smile he says
"That's okay"
"Still worth it for some company"
"And maybe I can help"

I've placed buckets carefully
Under the steadily streaming leaks
I have just enough buckets
But they keep filling up

The problem is that emptying buckets
Has kept me from fixing the leaks
Before I can get a leak fixed
There's another bucket to empty

I show him the tools and materials
I have for the task at hand
He climbs up on a chair
And I hand him what he needs

As we work together
We get to talking
At first to avoid silence
But then to become acquainted

We finish fixing the leaks
And sit down to continue talking
With warm drinks in our hands
And then suddenly I'm a bit sad

I realize it's stopped raining outside
And he'll want to get on his way
But I've grown fond of talking
And having someone around

I look at him and say
"I suppose you need to be going?"
He too looks a bit remorseful
As he tells me "yes"

"But that doesn't mean"
"That I don't want to see you again"
He then says with a twinkling smile
"How about dinner this weekend?"

I accept the invitation
And thank him graciously again
For fixing the leaks
That I couldn't manage on my own

His response was again a smile
Paired with a kiss upon my cheek
"I was happy to help" he says
As he steps through the front door

I watch him walk away
In the memory of my mind
As I recall happily meeting
My husband lying next to me

The one who came into my life
And without hesitation
Fixed up my heart
And stopped the rain from coming in
The one who really loves you is the one who comes into your life during hard times and chooses to stay.
Savanna Jan 2015
One summer night
Many long, warm days ago
We shared a memory
Where nothing mattered
But the shining of the stars
Twinkling in all their brilliant glory

Where time flowed
Slipping into the infinite darkness
Creating a midnight horizon
Where curious thoughts
Yearned to met far beyond
At the edge of the vast cosmos

I couldn't quite grasp it all
How the universe worked
All so seemingly perfectly
On a boundless scale
From the universe down
All the way to me and you

I laid there, smiling
Happy that somehow
I knew my life mattered
Because out of all places to be
And times to have been in
I was in that moment with you
Savanna Jan 2015
I'm held together
Not by my own skin
But by the one next to me
The one holding me
Keeping me in my skin

He's the one who stays
When I am sad
And don't know what to do
Because I don't know
How to move forward

But he holds me close
And then I remember
Where I can always go
Back to him
Where I am always home

No matter where
I have fallen again
I can go to him
And then start again
When it all feels better

He's been so patient
Knowing that my struggles
Are hard for me
Even when I don't know
How to explain them to him

What to leave behind
And what to reach for
I have no idea
I want to be happy
But it's all two-sided

Except for him
He makes my past better
My future even more so
I don't have to worry
About any moment with him

Thank you Love
For being my home
Where I always feel safe
Where my heart heals
And where I am happy
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