They shoved your face into the concrete You didn't want to change your personality Some people cheered Others cried Myself, i chose no side Forever undecided Too caught up in my pride Thankful that the plight Was yours, Not mine Please dont hate me For my cowardice
The questions don’t stop. The incessant babbling of a panicked boss The bone churning boredom of paint drying with the sympathetic tears that accompany a slowly dying animal. I need a drink, rather several, rather all! Maybe, for bonus points, we can throw in a crippling drug addiction that could, maybe, allow for a grasp on the slick walls of the pit. But we both know it won’t.
I need to escape, to get away from this horrid existence. But I don’t dare. Yellow bellied sluggard. Thank god for cowardice, or I’d be the main course at the feast of the maggot king.
This too shall pass, I hope. Not gonna do anything stupid. Don’t get the wrong idea. Just needed to scream in silence.
Cowardice grips me tight and guides me in all the wrong directions- like a puppet I go where it wants I flee from Commitment, from Growth and float aimlessly in pools of despair created as a byproduct of Cowardice’s actions
there are times where Bravery finds me floating by solemnly, head barley above water- it releases me from my shackles and in those times I remember how to swim I remember how to command my own limbs and I emerge and I stand, to face down Fear
but inevitably inevitably Cowardice finds me once more and when I blink the chains return and it pulls me in all the wrong directions leaving me craving Bravery’s warmth just out of reach now, I grasp for it over and over but I- I just can’t reach
To own a selfish and reckless will, It is monstrous and a tyrant over me still, It holds the hand of my ambition when I meet my shy dreams, And hands me a cup of cowardice sourced from apathy's streams.
Passion has a seat at the banqueting table, It wants to be more than friends with unstable, A chaotic spiral of emotions has awoken, But time wears the crown and I think time has spoken.