Running Back To You

Running Back To You

A Poem by Norma J. Jessee



How many times have I
walked out the door,
And promised myself
I'd not try anymore.
But then I break down
and cry like a fool .
And I always come running,
running back to you.




Yes, I always come running
back to you.
And you promise me,
love that is true.
You open the door to
heaven and then,
Like a fool, I believe
and give in.


How many times will it
take me to see.
That you're only making
a fool out of me.
You've lied and hurt me,
so often before.
But I always come running,
running back for more.


How many times, I guess
I'll never know.
Because I'll never have
the courage to go.
So I guess I'll always
just be your fool.
And always keep running,
running back to you.


© 2009 Norma J. Jessee

Author's Note

Norma J. Jessee
Nothing personal. I just love writing lyrics for songs.

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This song almost brings tears to my eyes because i can relate to everything its saying. You worded it wonderfully and i think its great.

Posted 8 Years Ago

This is great I do write songs and this one would be great for lyrics.

Posted 8 Years Ago

Do you play a musical instrument? I always wanted to ask you that question. The rhyming is always perfect, nothing forced and the format allows a smooth flow along with your lyrics. If you don't play an instrument, than I think you may need to take one up and already have the other part of it down pat.
Do you sing Norma? what I mean is, do you sing your lyrics as you write them?


Posted 8 Years Ago

This makes me want to cry and only because I feel exactly this way right now.

I love the beautiful lyrical quality to your piece. I think that you should find someone to write music for this. You'll be a famous song writer!

Posted 8 Years Ago

You really have a grasp of the lyric writing... powerful words set in a wonderful format... I could see someone like Miranda lambert singing this.

Posted 8 Years Ago

your gift for lyrics is outstanding Norma, this pulls with all of the heart and conviction of a #1 Hit
and I love how you've adapted the lyrical quality in a way the allows the reader to feel the rhythm
in your words and plays soft as a summer dove flying into the sunset.. a real pleasure to read :)

Posted 8 Years Ago

It's very noticeable Norma J., that in comparison to your poetry, whenever you get into a lyrical mode you tend to excel. It's almost as if you need that musical background going on in your head, and then the rhythm kicks in and your ability to rhyme and scan comes into its own.
One of the few flaws I can see is the use of 'many times' in V3, when the word 'often' would suit the metre better. Otherwise, good stuff!

Posted 8 Years Ago

good job

chec this out

Posted 8 Years Ago

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Added on August 31, 2009
Last Updated on September 7, 2009


Norma J. Jessee
Norma J. Jessee


I am a 57 year old, happily married, mother of 4, who have blessed me with 12 grandchildren. I find a lot of my inspiration comes from my grandchildren. who can provide an endless supply of things to .. more..


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