The Songs, the Days

The Songs, the Days

A Poem by Tomislav Petricevic

Sing me a song

of happier times

 

Do you remember the days

when we lived our lives

not knowing what we held

not knowing what we'd lose?

 

I remember the past...

 

The vivid images flash by

as my pillow hums beneath

lying on my back

though I sleep reversed

 

Each night they keep me

staring into darkness

 

I'm obsessed with calculations

knowing words to be said

but I can't ever solve my own

and no one else has ever tried

 

I feel like I want to curse

but keep my integrity all the same

these f*****g depths are all around me

I cannot pull the words again

 

We created all this mess

and we just live in ignorance

 

I want to give up

and stop

and never try again

and never feel again

and never love again

and never see again

and never live again

and...

 

I'm afflicted by our poison

sometimes I ask myself

if it will ever end

will you ever end?

will you ever

end?

 

I have no reason to think

you ever will

my old friend

why did you return?

 

I don't like my lines

I'm smashing all my mirrors

and burning all the papers

nothing will remain

nothing ever does

 

And you

why are you still here

 

Can you sing at all?

stay if you can

do not turn away

that is all I need

please

sing

 

Sing me a song

of these broken times

 

My broken truth

my broken will

my broken smile

my dead hopes.

© 2016 Tomislav Petricevic


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..*sings the goddamn song*

Posted 2 Years Ago


I remember those days too, just from a different side of things, as we don't live in the same place lol. times have certainly changed.

Posted 3 Years Ago



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Added on August 22, 2016
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Tags: poetry, poem, deep, dark, song, days, times, sadness, shattered, hopes, broken, dreams, life, death

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Tomislav Petricevic
Tomislav Petricevic

Slavonski Brod, Slavonija, Croatia



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